March 13- Losing Your Marbles

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Becky Sanders is a happily married wife and mom. She married her high school sweetheart and best friend, Jason Sanders, nearly 24 years ago. They have two daughters, Carley (16) and Claire (12), who are as different as night and day! They keep her busy, but also bring her the most joy.

Becky is a registered nurse and worked in the nursing profession for 15 years. In 2012, she walked away from her nursing career to follow God’s lead and pursue life in full-time ministry as the Children’s Director at The Point. After 7 fulfilling years of investing in kids and families, she made the tough decision to leave The Point so she could invest in her family full-time.

Becky loves all things Diet Coke, time spent with friends, listening to podcasts, and snuggles with Bentley, the pup she swore they’d never have!

Come and join the discussion as Becky shares from the book “Losing Your Marbles; Playing for Keeps” by Reggie Joiner. The book will challenge how you view the time you have with the children you influence, and it will inspire you to make what really matters, matter more.

February 28- Parenting for Their Best

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Pam White was born in Chicago, IL and was raised in a northwest suburb of Chicago. She graduated from Milligan College in East Tennessee where she met her (now) husband, also a native of Chicago, Al White. They have been married for 40 years! Al is an ordained pastor and is currently the Transitional Pastor at Cortland Christian Church.  Al and Pam have four wonderful adult children. (She says that none are married nor have they made her a grandmother yet.)  One of the best decision Al and Pam made was to choose to be a stay-at-home-mom. Of course, there were many ups and downs, but as she looks back now, it was a great time in her life. “I loved being a mommy to four little ones. Actually, I love being a mom to four grown adults.”

For almost 10 years she volunteered at Clarity in Columbus as a Client Advocate, but as of the first week of December, Pam is the new Center Manager of Jackson County in Seymour. Pam also works in retail at the Cracker Barrel in Edinburgh two days a week.

One of the best things she does at Clarity is counsels with clients, and at times she gets to talk about Parenting. As she looks back at her experiences with her kids, it was challenging, but rewarding. She says she is excited to talk with us about ”Parenting for Their Best.”

January 31- Breathing Room

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Regina Egloff is an IU graduate with degrees in Public Affairs Non-Profit Management and Elementary Education.  She has been married for 10 years to her husband Brian and has two children, Nolan (6) and Greyson (4).  Regina worked in the public sector in Washington DC and Indianapolis, before becoming a kindergarten teacher in Columbus. After having her first son, she took a leap of faith and became a stay-at-home mom. Regina now enjoys running a Mommy & Me class in Scipio, volunteering for The Cure Starts Now organization, coaching soccer, organizing family & children events for Scipio United Methodist Church, and camping/traveling with her family.

After a series of life changing events between 2017-2019, the Egloff family was in turmoil and the future was uncertain. It was absolutely necessary for Regina and her family to pull back and make an intentional effort to create more “Breathing Room” in their lives.  God led Regina and a group of moms to attend Momcon and provided just the tools this family needed to pull themselves back into a full life.  The book, “Breathing Room” by Sandra Stanley was introduced at Momcon and became a blessing for the Egloffs. Regina will be discussing the tools she learned to identify why she was running on empty, how she changed it and ultimately how it has impacted her family.

December 6- Motherhood: Be Real, Laugh Often, Initiate with Others

Elle Wilkerson and Laura Armstrong:

Elle is a lover of people, cozy days, chai tea lattes, and talking life. Elle has two spunky, hilarious, blondies running circles around her at all times-Hadley (5) and Harris (2). She’s married to Mark, one of the most hilarious, energetic and passionate people you’ll ever meet. Elle cares deeply about people being themselves! She loves bringing authenticity and honesty into every area of life and watching how God uses that freedom to help others go deep!

Laura: On any given day, you can find Laura snapping photos, drinking pretentious coffee, or binging the latest true crime podcast. She’s surrounded by some handsome dudes including her wild sons, Tucker and Cooper, and her husband, Grant—tall bearded wonder, sacrificial, lover of rugby. She cares deeply about extending value to those around her and creating safe places for people to be fully the person God created them to be!

Elle and Laura started The Honestly Podcast in May 2019 as a way to encourage people to come together as our real selves in the mess and mundane of life.

This Friday they will share with us the reality that raising small people is not for the faint of heart. Whether it’s tantrums, mom fails, loneliness, or so many other things, each and every one of us has an area of motherhood that we feel “not enough”. At the Honestly Podcast, we believe that being real with others, laughing at your own mistakes, and having the courage to initiate with those in your communities provides a space to both fail and succeed, survive and thrive, and experience Jesus within the mundane of everyday life.

 

 

November 8- Who’s the Boss? You or Your Money?

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Hey all! It’s me, Monica. I grew up in Northern Indiana, graduated from Purdue
University (Boiler Up!) and moved back to my hometown to serve as the Children’s Pastor at my home church. There I learned lots about ministry and life but more importantly met a really cute drummer, who, a few years later, became my husband.
On September 25, 2010, I gained a husband and two daughters, Katie and Ashley. A few years later the Lyon Pride added two little boy cubs, Cooper (5) and Camden (4).  Since then we have added Tom (married to Katie) and their two kiddos, Molly (2) and Henry (8 months) and Mike (married to Ashley).
In 2009, debt and poor financial decisions caught up with me and I was forced to
make some hard choices. I was introduced to Financial Peace University. Mike and I decided that we needed to make changes in the way we saved and spent our money. In two years we made sacrifices and were blessed over and over with God’s provision. Since 2010 we have lived mostly debt free. We learned that the Baby Steps are in place to help guide and teach us but ultimately our behaviors were what had to change. Things like monthly budgets and using cash now help us to maintain our debt free status and continue to our goals with money.
Wouldn’t it be nice to not fight and worry about money? How would your life change if you knew all of the bills were paid? What if you got to be the boss of your money instead of it always controlling you? Come out this Friday for all of the simple answers to these questions and more! Just kidding, I wish! But seriously, come out on Friday and I will share more details about our story. Hopefully it will encourage you and challenge you. And maybe some of the things we have learned along the way will help you to find true financial freedom.

October 25- Peace in the Midst of Problems

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Amy Greenawalt is an Ohio native, but she and her husband Mark have lived in
Seymour 20 years. They have 4 children ages 16, 13, 11 and 8. Amy is a piano
teacher, and runs a piano studio from her home. Music is a huge part of her
family’s life. She helps supervise a children’s preschool class at BSF in
Columbus, and teaches a preschool Sunday school class at church. She enjoys
exercising with friends, playing the piano, baking, gardening, reading and
watching all her kids’ activities.
Amy will share how God can give us peace in the midst of the pain and struggles
of life. She will also be sharing how to find balance in our busy lives, from
Rebekah Lyon’s new book, “Rhythms of Renewal

October 11- Intentional Healthy Living: Emptying, Filling, and Overflowing

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Kelcey Gropp is a wife and mom of two from Wisconsin. She helps lead worship and Bible studies with her husband at their church, continues to work on growing the Fresh Start health ministry that she founded in 2016, and is also in the process of starting an interior design business. (You can find out more about Fresh Start and the health team at www.yourfreshstartlife.com.) She is passionate about Jesus Christ, the Word of God, investing in her own health (in mind, body, and spirit), and sharing what she has learned with others. She loves being in nature, laughing, hanging out with her family and friends, and (when money allows)…a little shopping.
Kelcey will share from her own story some of what she has learned intentional healthy living looks like. She will share how what she has learned has translated into very practical application pieces that she believes women can learn how to incorporate into their lives so that they can live more health-full lives in mind, body and spirit.
“I truly believe that what the Lord teaches us we have the privilege and responsibility of sharing with others.” As a former short-time Hoosier herself, Kelcey looks forward to getting to be with you all in Indiana.