Defining Steps in Life Work and Calling

Rebecca Jowers, my guest this week on The Bearing Life™, serves as the executive director of Poiema Foundation, an organization that educates the public and raises awareness to prevent conditions that foster sex trafficking and other methods of exploitation. Rebecca’s passion for rescuing women and children from sexual abuse and exploitation developed over time and […]

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An Introduction to Poiema Foundation

Several years ago, I sat in seminary chapel listening to a ministry leader talk about rescuing young girls from sex trafficking. I left that chapel stunned by what I’d heard. A couple of years later I sat at breakfast with a ministry founder who passionately searched for young girls who needed to be saved from […]

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Steps Men Can Take Through the Realities of Infertility

In this episode of The Bearing Life Podcast, I talked with my friends, Tony and Scott, about their walks through infertility. Tony and Scott each had different experiences, and while no couples’ story is the same, they explain steps men can take to process through the realities of infertility. 6 Steps Men can Take to […]

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Infertility: Discussing The Male Point of View

Years ago, my core community and friendship circles included two couples who proved invaluable to my infertility journey. This week on The Bearing Life™ Podcast I talk with two of the husbands in that group to hear about each one’s perspective and their story of walking through infertility. Each couple experienced very different outcomes and […]

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How to Support Friends with Special Needs Children

Kristen’s love for her intellectually disabled son, Jason, shines through in the ways she cares for him. Over the years I have seen her fiercely advocate for him to live as full a life as possible and she commits to choose joy and positivity each day. But while Kristen and other parents of special needs […]

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The Reality of Others’ Special Circumstances

I’ve watched my niece, Kristen, climb what seems to be insurmountable mountains for twenty-three years as she and her husband advocate and care for their intellectually disabled son. Jason brings joy and light to our family and we treasure his presence in our lives. His life also bears witness to the beauty of a loving […]

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Revisiting: Living with Depression

There is no doubt the stress and isolation of 2020 have affected thousands of people. Many experts believe we are entering a mental health epidemic as Americans battle symptoms of anxiety and depression. Back in July, we were only just realizing the pressures many were facing. Months later, the statistics don’t seem to be improving. […]

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Revisiting: Single Seasons

This week I am excited to share the most-downloaded episode of the first season of The Bearing Life Podcast! (Have you listened yet? I think you should!) The most-listened-to episode was Episode 9: Single Seasons, with my guest, Annie Tucker, the founder of Take a Bite Blog. There are so many seasons of life that […]

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