Joanne Davis: About Lessons for the Girls

  • Mrs. Joanne Davis is a wife, mother, grandmother, friend and more. 
  • On this episode, Kayla sits down with Mrs. Joanne for an episode that’s a little different than our usual. With openness, honesty, and true wisdom, Mrs. Joanne shares life-experience laced with so much goodness. They talk about working in a job you don’t love, the death of loved ones, marriage, comparison, anxiety and more. 
  • What a gift it is for women to learn from those who have learned and lived life lessons before us. This is one of those episodes you will want to grab a coffee and soak in all that is shared. It’s encouraging and refreshing, and Mrs. Joanne just has one of those voices that soothes. Don’t miss this conversation meant to grow us as women, to settle our hearts, and to remind us to look for God in everything. 

Mentioned:

  • North Church: north.church

Thanks to Mrs. Joanne Davis for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Graphics and social media: Lauren Frampton 

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Heather Poe: About Redeeming Love

  • Heather Poe is a mother of two, is celebrating 21 years of marriage with her love, and is a business owner.
  • On this episode, Heather is getting REAL about things we rarely talk openly about. Heather talks honestly about a time when she and her husband were looking outside of their marriage and how Jesus saved them from what felt like a hopeless situation. She shares about losing her mother, how the grief felt overwhelming, and believing the lie that her “stuff” was too much. Heather talks about how her desire to not burden anyone led to feeling like suicide was the only option.
  • Heather’s story is packed with hard things, BUT JESUS. Because of Jesus, Heather is here today talking about a redeemed marriage that is thriving because of Jesus. Heather shares how God used her best friend to save her from ending her life and how she and that same friend carry each other’s burdens. The honesty and authenticity in the way Heather shares her story is refreshing and she credits it all to the goodness of Jesus. Heather reminds us that the truth in God’s word is what combats the lies we believe, that there is freedom in letting go of the shame we carry, and that even in hard things, God is still good. 

Mentioned:

  • North Church: north.church

Thanks to Heather for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Graphics and social media: Lauren Frampton 

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Heidi Oppegard: About the Lies We Believe

  • Heidi Oppegard is known for her big laugh and her ability to make everyone feel like family. She is a wife to Scott, mom to three, and district manager for a well known childcare facility. 
  • On this episode, Heidi shares about a time in her life where she minimized who she was and struggled to find her voice in a toxic relationship. She discusses the effects of damaging words spoken over her and how she started to believe the lies about who she was. 
  • There is so much hope in Heidi’s story as she shares what life looks like now. Heidi talks about being a new believer and the joy of a relationship with Jesus in her life. Heidi is guaranteed to make you laugh and make you feel like a friend on this episode, while encouraging those of us who may be in a season where we feel stuck in a toxic situation, or those of us who are supporting a friend in a toxic situation. 

Mentioned:

  • North Church: north.church
  • Welcome Ave Designs (find them on Facebook or Instagram) 

Thanks to Heidi for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Graphics and social media preview: Lauren Frampton 

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Episode 23: About Hope for Samson

  • Samson and Hope Varughese are pastors, parents, and one of the greatest couples. 
  • Surprise! About the Girls has another guy on the show! In our first episode, Hope mentioned she and her husband conquered a mountain of debt in a short amount of time. We wanted to dig a little deeper, so we invited them both back to share their story. We thought it was important to have both of their voices because this was such a team effort and a truly beautiful picture of what can happen in marriage when two people pursue Jesus together. 
  • Samson and Hope share the real, funny, and raw story of how they overcame debt and conflict around the issue of money in their marriage. They offer practical tips and there is an AWESOME giveaway exclusive to About the Girls listeners at the end so stick around. This episode is one you don’t want to miss! 

Mentioned:

Thanks to Samson and Hope for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire