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Take Heart

Take Heart is a podcast for special needs moms by special needs moms. It is a place for special needs moms to find authentic connection, fervent hope and inspiring stories.

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A Special Announcement from Take Heart
Thank you for listening to this month's topic on rest. We are following our advice and will be off this month in December. In the coming weeks, enjoy three of our favorite Christmas episodes on hope (released the first three Tuesdays of December). We look forward to the new year and want you to join us in listening to new episodes and amazing interviews with the coming of our new book, The Other Side of Special, which, releases in May of 2023. Support the show
00:44 11/29/2022
Misconceptions About Rest with Amy, Carrie, & Sara
Today’s collaborative episode dives into the topic of rest. It's no secret that special needs moms are tired, not just physically but emotionally and spiritually too. We often deny our limits or go full speed for so long that we don't even recognize our need to stop. We assume this hurried pace is normal. Amy, Carrie, and Sara address five common misconceptions about rest and some ways to combat the hurried pace.November 22, 2022; Ep. 108Resources Mentioned:Parker Palmer, Let Your Life SpeakShow Takeaways: [2:37] I’ll have time to rest later[6:12] I can’t stop advocating[15:19] Rest means sleeping[27:29] Rest is __________[32:08] If I rest, bad things will happen[34:15] An invitation to rest[35:22] A prayer for you as you think about rest If you enjoyed our podcast, please...Subscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclimeSupport the show
37:00 11/22/2022
A Season of Unrest with Sara Clime
We are continuing to talk about rest this month, and in today’s episode, Sara Clime discusses what it means to be in a season of unrest. If you are looking for a step-by-step podcast on how to find rest, this might not be it. But, if you are struggling and want to hear from someone struggling to find rest, or even want to define it, this episode is for you. November 15, 2022; Ep. 107Show Links:The Next Right Thing by Emily P. FreemanEmily P. Freeman’s InstagramShow Takeaways: [1:49] What a season of unrest may look like[4:56] How Sara found a moment of rest in her season of unrest [7:31] A simple practice for restIf you enjoyed our podcast, please...Subscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclimeSupport the show
10:14 11/15/2022
How to Find Lasting Rest with Carrie M. Holt
This month on the podcast, we are talking about rest. You may think, how can I ever experience rest as a special needs mom? It may seem impossible. The type of rest Carrie is talking about is where, as Sally Breedlove writes, “we are meant to flow from a solid garden core of spacious inner quiet.” This comes from a connection with Jesus and gives us the resilience we need when hard things come our way. It's something that she’s personally been working on lately. Listen in!November 8, 2022; Ep. 106Show Links:Benevolent Detachment Isaiah 26:3Choosing Rest: Cultivating a Sunday Heart in a Monday World by Sally BreedloveLife After Death by Toby MacShow Takeaways: [2:06] Three parts of rest as defined by Sally Breedlove[6:53] Listen in to hear the spiritual practice Carrie is finding helpful as she is learning to rest[8:56] An opportunity for you to try this practice of rest If you enjoyed our podcast, please...Subscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclimeSupport the show
12:02 11/08/2022
Learning to Rest when you are Restless with Amy J. Brown
This month’s topic is rest. When we started discussing this as a theme, Amy told Sara and Carrie, that she didn't have much to say about the rest. After some thought and consideration, she realized this is an area of her life that she doesn’t practice very well. In this episode, Amy shares a few lessons she has learned and some areas of practice she is working on, as she practices better rest. Whether you feel weary or fully rested, this episode will help you to create a rhythm of rest that is tangible for you and your life. November 1, 2022; Ep. 105Show Links:Emotionally Healthy Discipleship: Moving from Shallow Christianity to Deep Transformation: by Peter ScazerroShow Takeaways: [1:02] A recent story from Amy’s life about rest[4:47] Ways we ignore our need for rest[5:56] Understanding limits [7:39] Helpful practices for a rhythm of restIf you enjoyed our podcast, please...Subscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
10:21 11/01/2022
Inviting Him In: An Invitation to Intimacy with Kerrah Fabacher.
What happens when we wrap our identity around things we can’t control? What could our relationship with God mean for our identity? On this episode of Take Heart, Amy J. Brown and Carrie M. Holt sat down with counselor, coach, writer, and host of the “Be Known” podcast, Kerrah Fabacher. They discuss their very real experiences with misplaced identity and Kerrah gives some invaluable tips about finding a safe friend to open up with. October 25, 2022;  Ep. 104Show Links:Kerrah FabacherOne-Minute Pause AppShow Takeaways: [4:25] Learn about the key characteristics you should look for in an emotionally safe friend.[13:11] Discover some of the common pitfalls of relying on your child’s experiences to create your own identity.[25:39] Listen in on how you can cultivate deeper intimacy with Christ to form your true identity.If you enjoyed our podcast, please...Subscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
34:48 10/25/2022
Identity Crisis: Who Are You, Really? with Sara Clime
Have you ever had an identity crisis? We all struggle with our identity in some way and at different times in our life.  In this episode, Sara Clime redirects us from a misplaced identity to one that is built on a firm foundation. She also shares about someone from scripture that may have had an identity crisis when he was chosen for God’s good work.October 18, 2022; Ep. 103Show Links:Scriptures Mentioned: Ephesians 1:3-14Show Takeaways: [1:03] Discover the meaning of an identity crisis and practical ways to remember who you truly are.[7:09] Listen to the story of Moses and his call to do God’s will in a challenging situation.[9:09] Learn about why it is so important to believe what God says about you and not the world.If you enjoyed our podcast, please...Subscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
13:54 10/18/2022
The Foundation of Our Identity: By Carrie M. Holt
Who are we, really? What labels have we allowed to define us? What would it mean to trade these labels for something better? This month, we are talking about identity. In this episode, Carrie Holt shares about her own struggles with identity, especially as a mom and the very practical ways that she redirects comparison. Listen in to be encouraged in your own struggle with misplaced identity.October 11, 2022; Ep. #102Show Links:You Are Special by Max LucadoScriptures Mentioned: Isaiah 43:1; II Cor. 10:12Show Takeaways: [4:07] Listen in as Carrie shares about the labels that we use to define us. [6:21] Discover practical tips to overcome comparison.[10:28] Learn about placing our true identity in God’s hands.If you enjoyed our podcast, please...Subscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
13:45 10/11/2022
Identity Theft: Remembering Who You Are with Amy J. Brown
We are kicking off this month’s theme on identity. In this episode, Amy J. Brown is talking about identity theft, not the kind that causes us to cancel our credit cards, but the type that causes us to forget who we are. Listen in as she asks some poignant questions and walks listeners through an excellent practice to help us remember where our identity comes from. October 4, 2022; Ep. 101Show Links:I Guess I Haven’t Learned That Yet Shauna Niequist After Doubt: How to Question Your Faith Without Losing It Dr. A.J. Swoboda The Confessions St. Augustine The Good and Beautiful God   James Bryan Smith Episode 40: Take Heart: Guilt with Sara Show Takeaways: [3:07] Listen in as Amy shares a personal story of how she allowed the label “bad mom” to impact her parenting and the steps she took to remove that label.[5:07] Discover the main thing that defines you as a mom and child of God. [7:52] Learn the three things you can do today, to protect yourself from identity theft. If you enjoyed our podcast, please...Subscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
13:10 10/04/2022
Take Heart's Story with Amy, Carrie, and Sara
Welcome back to the third season of the Take Heart Podcast. It’s our 100th episode and we are celebrating!  As we kick off this new season, we wanted to start by going back to the beginning of how Take Heart came to be, and share with you the reason we do this work, and the importance of our name Take Heart. In this episode all three of us our coming together to talk about how this podcast, Take Heart came to be. We thought it would be fun to take you back to the beginning of how we met and how we started this podcast. We are grateful for each and every one of you, our listeners. Thank you for being here with us. September 27, 2022; Ep. 100Show Links:Scripture Mentioned: John 16:33Resilient by John EldredgePodcast Interview with John EldredgeShow Takeaways: [0:35] Discover how Amy, Carrie, and Sara met. [3:30] Listen in as Carrie and Sara share why they weren’t sure about a collaboration. [6:00] Hear some of Take Heart’s core values and why they are so important to us. [9:40] Listen to the verse that the podcast is named after and why it holds such a special place in all our hearts.  If you enjoyed our podcast, please...Subscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
41:44 09/27/2022
Difficult Waiting with Sara Clime
Welcome back to the third season of the Take Heart Podcast. As we kick off this new season, we wanted to start by going back to the beginning of how Take Heart came to be, and share with you the reason we do this work, and the importance of our name Take Heart. Today, Sara is transparent in this episode as she tells us the significance behind the name Take Heart and how Psalm 27:14 has both comforted and convicted her. Sep 20, 2022; Ep. #99Show Links:Want to enter our 100th Episode Giveaway? Click HereScripture Mentioned: Psalm 27:14 NASBShow Takeaways: [1:02] Discover why Sara doesn’t think that the term “take heart” is always positive. [3:34] Listen in as Sara discusses why waiting can be so hard and some of the questions she tends to ask in a season of waiting.[8:44] Hear the simple prayer you can pray when you need to find hope. If you enjoyed our podcast, please...Subscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclimeSupport the show
12:02 09/20/2022
Important Questions by Carrie M. Holt
100th Episode Giveaway. Want to join? Text: takeheart to 66866 and follow the instructions.Welcome back to the third season of the Take Heart Podcast. As we kick off this new season, we wanted to start by going back to the beginning of how Take Heart came to be, and share with you the reason we do this work, and the importance of our name Take Heart. In this episode, Carrie walks us through the verse in Mark 10:49, and what it means to be of good courage or cheer. Sep 13, 2022; Ep. #98Show Links:Scripture Mentioned: Mark 10:49The ChosenShow Takeaways: [3:36] Discover the important question Jesus asks in this passage that applies to our lives today. [5:17] Listen in as Carrie discusses the three main characters in the story and questions related to them. [9:14] Hear the encouragement Carrie has for you today. If you enjoyed our podcast, please...Subscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
12:27 09/13/2022
Expansion or Contraction with Amy J. Brown
Welcome back to the third season of the Take Heart Podcast. As we kick off this new season, we wanted to start by going back to the beginning of how Take Heart came to be, and share with you the reason we do this work, and the importance of our name Take Heart. In this episode, Amy J. Brown shares the scripture that the podcast name comes from and what this message holds for us special needs moms. Sep 6, 2022; Ep. #97Show Links:Scripture mentioned: Deut 31:6 MSGShow Takeaways: [1:07] Hear the importance behind the name of the podcast and the piece of scripture it is taken from. [3:03] Listen in as Amy shares a personal story about a time when she was afraid and taking heart was the last thing she felt like doing, but she did it anyway. [6:41] Discover how we can practically take heart and have courage in the midst of the things in this life that scare us.If you enjoyed our podcast, please...Subscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
10:41 09/06/2022
For Such A Time As This: An Interview with Stephen “Doc” Hunsley
Correction: The Wonderfully Made Conference is October 19-21, 2022.In this episode we meet Stephen “Doc” Hunsley, hear his incredible story of loss, hope, and how God has used life’s trials to prepare him to lead SOAR and the Wonderfully Made Disability Conference in Kansas City. July 26, 2022; Ep. 96Timestamps & Key Topics:0:00-    Intro1:36-    Meet Doc Hunsley10:00-  Anything To Help12:59-  Job Change18:20-  SOAR28:41-  Wonderfully Made Conference33:04-  Preparation44:44-  Don’t Give Up HopeEpisode Links & Resources:Doc on FB or Twitter, or InstagramSOAR Special Needs Website, on FB or InstagramWonderfully Made ConferenceIf you enjoyed our podcast, please...Get our free resource 7 Advocacy Practices & PitfallsGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeSubscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclimeSupport the show
51:47 07/26/2022
A Flourishing Partnership: An Interview with Kara Ryska
Our guest, Kara Ryska, shares the story of struggling with her son’s diagnosis, wrestling with God’s goodness, stuffing feelings, and grief. She share the importance of giving our kids space to be honest about the pain, how others can help our families, and what full inclusion looks like in our churches and communities. July 19, 2022; Ep. 95Timestamps & Key Topics:0:00-    Intro1:35-    Kara’s Story8:40-    Shaken Faith15:46-  Carrying Grief20:24-  Coping Mechanisms27:43-  Oxygen Mask First32:16-  Our Value36:16-  Full Inclusion43:23-  Learning to FeelEpisode Links & Resources:Kara’s website and on InstagramThe Special Needs Mom PodcastIf you enjoyed our podcast, please...Get our free resource 7 Advocacy Practices & PitfallsGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeSubscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
45:46 07/19/2022
Radical Acceptance: An Interview with Sally Clarkson
Today’s guest, Sally Clarkson, is the author of several books. She shares about her parenting her “outside-the-box” child, creating space for yourself, and how finding beauty in the everyday struggles of parenting in hard places requires radical acceptance of your situation. Sally’s prayer at the end is for you. Don’t miss it.July 12, 2022; Ep. 94Timestamps & Key Topics:0:00-    Intro3:26-    Meet Sally Clarkson4:58-    Different11:10-  Radical Acceptance18:32-  Create Space23:55-  God’s Compassion27:34-  Stop Treading30:52-  God Called Us32:57-  Sally’s PrayerEpisode Links & Resources:Sally’s websiteWhole Heart MinistriesSally’s Social Media on IG & FBIf you enjoyed our podcast, please...Get our free resource 7 Advocacy Practices & PitfallsGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeSubscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
37:03 07/12/2022
Finding Connection in Community: Interview With Madeline Cheney
Today’s guest, Madeline Cheney, is from The Rare Life Podcast. She shares her journey with her son who has a rare disorder, her struggles with guilt, and how finding community gave her confidence to reach out to others.July 5, 2022: Ep. #93Timestamps & Key Topics:0:00-    Intro1:26-    Meet Madeline Cheney4:30-    Rare Diagnosis12:54-  Building Community17:13-  Vulnerability22:53-  Layers of Emotions28:44-  Early Advice31:18-  Social MediaEpisode Links & Resources:Madeline Cheney on Instagram, FacebookThe Rare Life Podcast WebsiteIf you enjoyed our podcast, please...Get our free resource 7 Advocacy Practices & PitfallsGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeSubscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclimeSupport the show
33:28 07/05/2022
Reframing the Message: An Interview with Kristin Faith Evans
Our guest, Kristin Faith Evans, shares with us about her struggles with faith, mental health, and how shame over difficult feelings about our situations, isolate us. She discusses how God taught her to reframe the message she was telling herself and step into the light of support, community, and love.June 28, 2022; Ep. 92Timestamps & Key Topics:0:00-    Intro1:35-    Meet Kristin Faith Evans5:11-    Rising Up10:12-  Mental Health14:21-  Lighting Up The Dark19:07-  Living STRONG25:18-  Encouragement For Early On27:16-  Kristin’s ResourcesEpisode Links & Resources:Kristin Faith Evans on Instagram, FB, Twitter, or TikTokSpecial Needs Moms Living Strong FB GroupKristin’s WebsiteIf you enjoyed our podcast, please...Get our free resource 7 Advocacy Practices & PitfallsGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeSubscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclimeSupport the show
29:50 06/28/2022
Seeing Beauty In The Hard: An Interview with Jillian Benfield
Our guest, Jillian Benfield shares with us how we can find beauty in the midst of the hard, her tips for advocating, and encouragement for moms starting out on this journey.June 21, 2022; Ep. 91Timestamps & Key Topics:0:00-    Intro1:23-    Meet Jillian Benfield3:37-    Doing This Again6:43-    Hold Two Together13:20-  Advocating17:57-  IEP Tips24:53-  Not The Only Life28:31-  What It Means to Trust30:27-  Resources33:06-  Outro    Episode Links & Resources:Jillian’s website, Facebook, and InstagramJillian’s Free E-book: Disability Advocacy 101The Spirituality of the Psalms Walter Brueggmann The Holy Longing Ronald Rolheiser A Day In Our Shoes  Wrightslaw CoursesPaula Kluth CoursesIf you enjoyed our podcast, please...Get our free resource 7 Advocacy Practices & PitfallsGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeSubscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
33:58 06/21/2022
Finding A Place: An Interview With Tiffany McCullough
Today’s guest is special needs ministry leader from Brentwood Baptist Church in Tennessee, Tiffany McCullough. She discusses the joys and challenges of special needs ministry, the importance of eduating, equipping, and allowing all friends to find community, serve, and be a visible part of the body of Christ.June 14, 2022; Ep. 90Timestamps & Key Topics:0:00-    Intro2:04-    About Tiffany McCullough5:47-    Get Out of God’s Way10:31-  Caring Beyond The Individual17:20-  Educating & Equipping24:22-  Start With The Need30:56-  Closing Prayer33:30-  OutroEpisode Links & Resources:Brentwood Church Special Needs MinistryIf you enjoyed our podcast, please...Get our free resource 7 Advocacy Practices & PitfallsGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeSubscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
34:22 06/14/2022
Looking For Hope: An Interview with Jillana Goble
Jillana is a foster, adoptive mom, and special needs mom. She shares how her life has been stretched by love and how she has learned to look for signs of hope in her life. June 7, 2022; Ep. 88Timestamps & Key Topics:0:00-    Intro1:19-    Meet Jillana Goble3:49-    Glimpse Into Fostercare9:55-    Misconceptions About Trauma17:35-  Sustainable21:09-  Vulnerability In Friendship31:43-  Hope37:53-  Acknowledging The Toll46:25-  OutroEpisode Links & Resources:Jillana Goble’s Web-siteA Love-Stretched Life by Jillana GobleNo Sugar Coating: The Coffee Talk You Need About Foster CareJillana on InstagramIf you enjoyed our podcast, please...Get our free resource 7 Advocacy Practices & PitfallsGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeSubscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclimeSupport the show
47:18 06/07/2022
Planting the Seeds For Kingdom Impact: An Interview w/Barb Stanley
Today we kick off our summer interview series with Barb Stanley from Wonderful Works Ministry. She shares her perspective on growing up with a brother with autism and the kingdom impact when churches meet the needs of special needs families.May 31, 2022; Ep. 88Timestamps & Key Topics:0:00-    Intro1:32-    Introducing Barb Stanley 4:51-    Growing Up as a Sibling13:29-  An Inclusive Church15:58-  Compassion Fatigue22:50-  Taking Care of Yourself24:02-  It’s About the Kingdom of God29:12-  Starting Special Needs Ministry30:32-  OutroEpisode Links & Resources:Wonderful Works Ministry4 Ways to Help With Compassion Fatigue ResourceLearn More About Compassion FatigueKey MinistrySOAR Special Needs MinistryIf you enjoyed our podcast, please...Get our free resource 7 Advocacy Practices & PitfallsGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeSubscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclimeSupport the show
31:16 05/31/2022
A Well-Nourished Soul by Sara, Amy, and Carrie
 Discouragement is a powerful tool the devil uses to block the light of hope from God. In today’s collaborative, Sara, Amy, and Carrie talk about how the devil uses this sneaky tool in our lives, how to recognize it, the pitfalls, and some ways to turn toward encouragement.May 24, 2022; Ep. 87Timestamps & Key Topics:0:00-    Intro1:25-    Spiritual Warfare7:42-    Reoccuring Discouragement16:36-  Addressing Discouragement25:57-  Nourishing the Soul30:12-  Encouraging Others32:05-  Encouragement Challenge33:36-  Poem & ClosingEpisode Links & Resources:Scripture mentioned: John 8:12, Romans 8:28Disarm Discouragement! By Worthy DevotionsDon’t Quit by Edgar A. GuestIf you enjoyed our podcast, please...Get our free resource 7 Advocacy Practices & PitfallsGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeSubscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
35:56 05/24/2022
Finding God in the Spaces of Our Daily Discouragement by Sara Clime
When you feel discouraged, it’s easy to believe that God doesn’t care. In this episode, Sara encourages us to invite God into our spaces of discouragement, and how to adjust our posture to receive God’s care. You don’t have to look at the world as though your glass is half-full or half-empty because God restores our glasses when they shatter and refills them when they’re empty.May 17, 2022; Ep. 86Timestamps & Key Topics:0:01-    Intro1:28-    God in the Spaces4:06-    Facing Discouragement8:30-    Turning Your Face11:47-  A Refillable Glass13:17-  OutroEpisode Links & Resources:No Wonder We Need by Deborah AnnIf you enjoyed our podcast, please...Get our free resource 7 Advocacy Practices & PitfallsGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeSubscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
14:14 05/17/2022
Casting Your Cares On Him by Carrie M. Holt
As special needs mothers, we fight the battle of discouragement on a daily basis. In today’s episode, Carrie discusses several tools we can use to safeguard our hearts from losing hope: rest, remembering, and filling. Most importantly, she reminds us that God cares and his desire is for us to cast our cares on him.May 10, 2022; Ep. 85Timestamps & Key Topics:0:00-    Intro1:31-    Fighting Daily Battles3:28-    Rest4:30-    Remember God’s Care6:42-    Focus Your Mind9:16-    Casting Cares on Him13:04- Prayer14:33- OutroEpisode Links & Resources:Scripture mentioned: Matthew 6; I Peter 5:6-9End of the Spear by Steve SaintIf you enjoyed our podcast, please...Get our free resource 7 Advocacy Practices & PitfallsGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeSubscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
15:20 05/10/2022
Walking In The Light of God's Provision by Amy J. Brown
Daily Discouragement can make us feel like we are walking in the dark. In this episode, Amy shares four ways she is learning to walk towards the light of God’s love and provision and how this moves us away from discouragement.May 3, 2022; Ep. 84Timestamps & Key Topics:0:00-    Intro1:25-    Blinding Discouragement4:03-    Holding On To The Rope6:47-    Step Into the Light of Home9:20-    Reach Out To Others10:04-  Look Up11:10-  Choose Joy13:30-  Questions to Consider14:31-  OutroEpisode Links & Resources:Scripture mentioned: 1 Kings 19:5-9 NIVEp. 29 Self Care with AmyEp. 30 Self Care with Carrie Ep. 31 Self Care with Sara Ep. 32 Self Care Collaborative- Part 1Ep. 32 Self Care Collaborative-Part 2 Ann Voskamp Instagram The Slow Way Podcast: Micha Boyett Ep. 16The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story Of Homecoming by Henri NouwenIf you enjoyed our podcast, please...Get our free resource 7 Advocacy Practices & PitfallsGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeSubscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
15:23 05/03/2022
Celebrating the Uniqueness Of Your Family: Sibling Collaborative
As special needs parents, we have a deep-seated fear that we are messing up our kids. It’s important to remember to trust God to give us what we need., to nurture the soil of our children’s hearts, and love each one in their own unique way. In this episode, Sara, Amy, and Carrie discuss how to help your children feel heard, things they might have changed in their parenting journey, and how to celebrate the uniqueness of your family. April 26, 2022; Ep. 83Timestamps & Key Topics:0:00-    Intro1:36-    Fear of Messing Up5:04-    Nurture the Soil10:02-  Life’s Not Fair14:05-  What Would You Change26:30-  Younger Self34:33-  Closing PrayerEpisode Links & Resources:The Big Six by Adam Young (Scroll down to choose title; will need to put in e-mail)Episode 47: Interview With Sandra PeoplesSharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families: The Five Love Languages For Parents Raising Children with DisabilitiesIf you enjoyed our podcast, please...Get our free resource 7 Advocacy Practices & PitfallsGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeSubscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
36:12 04/26/2022
Making the Most Out of Different: Interview with Connor Clime
Growing up in a special needs family can sometimes cause siblings to feel invisible, but there are ways parents can take the time to help all their children have the attention they need. In this episode, Sara interviews her oldest son, Connor, discussing both the positive and negative of growing up in a special needs family and the importance of the foundation of faith.April 19, 2022; Ep. 82Timestamps & Key Topics:0:21-    Intro1:38-    Breaking the News6:10-    Being TJ’s Brother12:10-  Feeling Invisible17:09-  Feeling Special24:05-  Care & Compassion29:12-  Faith Foundation31:28-  Closing PrayerIf you enjoyed our podcast, please...Get our free resource 7 Advocacy Practices & PitfallsGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeSubscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
33:41 04/19/2022
Growing Pains: The Blessings & Difficulties Of Growing Up With A Special Needs Sibling
There are blessings and difficulties when growing up with a sibling who has special needs. In today’s episode, Carrie’s oldest boys talk about some struggles, the benefits, and most importantly the spiritual impact it’s had on their lives with some practical tips for how others can support families of children with special needs.April 12, 2022; Ep. 81Timestamps & Key Topics:0:00-     Intro1:47-     Meet Conor & Garrett3:31-     Growing Pains6:51-     Benefits10:09-   Spiritual Impact14:52-   Perspective17:27-   Advice21:48-   Family SupportEpisode Links & Resources:A Kid AgainScriptures mentioned: Galatians 6:9; I Corinthians I:18-31If you enjoyed our podcast, please...Get our free resource 7 Advocacy Practices & PitfallsGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeSubscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclimeSupport the show
26:37 04/12/2022
Growing Up With RAD: Interview with Anna Brown
Special needs moms often worry that they are not doing enough. This is especially true when it comes to our other kids.  We make assumptions about how our other kids are doing. In this episode, Anna Brown shares her perspective of being a sibling to a child with RAD and FASD and the blessings and challenges that brings. April 5, 2022: Ep. #80Timestamps & Key Topics:0:00-    Intro1:22-    Meet Anna Brown4:41-    Biggest Challenge8:37-    Giving Siblings a Voice12:19-  Compassion18:01-  Advice23:23-  Closing ThoughtsIf you enjoyed our podcast, please...Get our free resource 7 Advocacy Practices & PitfallsGet our free resource on finding Gratitude, Peace, and HopeSubscribe to our newsletter on the Take Heart WebsiteReview and like us on Apple Podcasts Share us with others from wherever you listen to podcastsFollow us on Instagram @takeheartspecialmomsFind Amy at www.amyjbrown.com/  or on Instagram @amyjbrown_writerFind Carrie at www.carriemholt.com or on Instagram @carriemholtFind Sara at www.saraclime.com or on Instagram @saraclime
25:29 04/05/2022