#16 Love Thy Neighbor- with Author Erin MacPherson

Inspired by a Facebook post written by author Erin MacPherson, Susan and Jaclyn talk about how we can be kind to our immigrant neighbors. We will also consider why there is so much fear around immigration.

Topics Discussed

Erin’s Blue Ribbon Project and Know Your Rights Resources

To understand more about the concept of “scarcity,” check this out by Brene Brown

Understanding the Downfall of the Rust Belt

Why Don’t They Just Get In Line?

Facts About Illegal Immigration in the US- Pew Research

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#15 The Super Bowl & Human Trafficking: What We Can Do This Weekend and Beyond. Interview with Juliana Williams of In Our Backyard

Book by In Our Backyard founder by Nita Belles

A must listen before Super Bowl Sunday! Juliana Williams, Program Manager at In Our Backyard, shares about the realities of Human Trafficking in our nation and how you can help, right now in just a few seconds. I hope you join the Thunderclap this Super Bowl Sunday!

Check-out these links from the episode:

In Our Backyard

Pornified: How Pornography is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families

Take the Slavery Footprint Survey

Fight the New Drug

 

#14 The Inauguration and Creating Unity: Discussion with Jaclyn Snyder and Susan Ramirez

Photo Cred: The Bridge Initiative of Georgetown University

We’re back after a month long Holiday hiatus and we’re back in a big way by tackling the topic of our new President and how our nation’s unity must start with us.

Here are some links from topics we discuss this episode:

Poll: Americans Prefer Low Prices to Items ‘Made in the USA’

Rise Up by Andra Day

Women’s March

Practical Minimalists Podcast

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#13 Dare to Dream Party: Reflecting on 2016 and Our Hopes for 2017

A fun and also deep conversation with Jaclyn, Susan and some friends about our biggest challenges and wins of 2016. We also share what our hopes are for 2017. This is a fun, touching and inspiring episode you don’t want to miss!

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#12 A Mission of Love to the Strip Clubs of Austin- Interview with Brenda Hughes of First Love

Brenda Hughes is not your typical “church lady,” with an edgy undercut and sleeves of tattoos, but this is what the employees and performers of Austin-area strip clubs have endearingly named her. Multiple times a year, Brenda and her small team, dive into the world of exotic dancing to bring a message of love. She never overtly talks about Jesus unless prompted. She is there simply to show that no one is too far into darkness to be reached with love and light. This episode is a very candid conversation that contains some mild swearing and we are talking about strip clubs sooo…. keep that in mind if you listen with your kiddos around.

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#11 A Slow and Intentional Christmas: Interviews with The Fickel Family, Kristine Gonzales and Stacie Haskins

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Just a few of the beautiful families from our Wild Explorers Club

Now that we’re in the thick of the holiday season, let’s glean from the wisdom of some parents who have been intentionally slowing down to make this a meaningful season with their families. With Susan Ramirez being up to her neck in the wonderful work of Austin Angels this week, Jaclyn Snyder flies solo this episode to bring you a mini-podcast with big impact. We can’t wait to hear how this episode inspires you and we really want to hear what YOU do to make the holidays meaningful!

Mentioned in this episode:

Operation Christmas Child

Wild Explorers Club

Austin Angels Love Box Program for Foster Families

Kindness Over Coolness Blog by Stacie Haskins Follow her Instagram @kindnessovercoolness

Slow and Sacred Advent with Jennifer Naraki

Anna’s Toy Depot in Austin, TX

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas by Ann Voscamp

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#10 Hanging with Jen Hatmaker at the Giving Tuesday Fundraiser for Austin Angels

Listen to our first LIVE episode with our very special guest, Jen Hatmaker, as we fundraise for Austin Angels on Giving Tuesday! We talk about New Year’s Resolutions and the amazing things that can happen when you follow your dreams. You will also hear interviews with a young man whose life has been greatly impacted by Austin Angels and two former foster parents. Thank you for listening! Please donate to Austin Angels today!

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#09 A Post-Election Thanksgiving Survival Guide with Jaclyn Snyder and Susan Ramirez

 

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As if family gatherings weren’t difficult enough, now we are launched into the holidays right smack in the middle of a tumultuous political season. Jaclyn Snyder, M.S. Clinical Psychology, will put her therapist hat on for this episode and provide some hope for smooth sailing this Thanksgiving. We hope you find these insights and tools useful as you find yourself surrounded by loved-ones who may not share your views. Please let us know if this was helpful for you and if you have any other ideas that may help others through this time. We love to hear from you!

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#08 Know Your Story- Interview with Rev. Sarah Heath

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The Reverend Sarah Heath knows the tension of feeling as if she’s “too much but never enough.” She rattles expectations of what a typical lead pastor should look like and challenges the norms of what it means to be a Christian. When she was called to the ministry, it wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. However, through the various struggles that come with being a woman in a church leadership position, God has proven faithful. Sarah’s story of courage and vulnerability reminds us that we need to have both in order to fully own our story. Her upcoming book, “What’s Your Story? Seeing Your Life Through God’s Eyes,” which is to be released April 2017 will help readers discover their story through art, journaling, and more. We are so honored to have had this amazing conversation with Rev. Sarah, you don’t want to miss this one!

Preorder Sarah’s book today on Amazon! Check-out website to see her art, read her blog, and listen to other interviews: www.RevSarahHeath.com.

Listen to The Liturgists Podcast episode “Woman”

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#07 A Message of Hope for Our Veterans- Jake Schick, Executive Director of 22Kill

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“Through all my trials and tribulation I’ve learned from controversy comes character, but which way you take that character is entirely up to you,” said Schick. “You can take the high road or the low road. Without question this life is worth living. You get one shot, [so] make the most of it. It gets better. You’re going to make it. You don’t have to suffer alone.”

Jake Schick’s story will humble you, enlighten you and hopefully inspire you. What began as an “ordinary day at the office” quickly turned bad as he encountered a life-threatening bomb while on duty in Iraq. Jake kept his life but his body would never be the same after that fateful day. Now the executive director of the nonprofit, 22Kill, He has triumphantly used his own traumatic experience to shine light on one the deadliest killers of our veterans: suicide.

“22KILL works to raise awareness to the suicide epidemic that is plaguing our country, and educate the public on mental health issues such as PTS. 22KILL also serves as a resource for veterans, and continues to build on its network of like-minded organizations to be able to connect veterans with programs and services in their local area. Funds raised through merchandise sales and donations are used to support partnered organizations who offer programs focusing on veteran empowerment, mental health treatment, and therapy/counseling for veterans and their families.”

Learn More:

22Kill

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