Hello, everyone! You might think that because we have a blog and have created a lot of neat and inspiring content that we are always full of new ideas. Oh, how I wish! In truth, we girls rely heavily on other great resources such as blog articles, books and places like Pinterest to help refill and re-inspire our creative minds. One resource (an umbrella resource) that hasn’t been discussed on the blog yet is the wonderful world of podcasts! Have you ever wondered if we listen to podcasts, and if so which ones do we listen to?
Over the last couple of years, podcasts have become one of our favorite ways to get through long hours of sewing projects, chores, and even yard work (ahem, that would be me). Playing any sort of audio (podcast or book) during lunch has also been a long enjoyed addition, acting as a sort of break in between the work hours of the day. If I go for a walk by myself sometimes a podcast will accompany my thoughts. But when it comes to sitting down to work on my drawings I must have a podcast playing.
As usual, we have shared favorites, but since Brigid moved away we have found our own personal favorites as well. Podcasts have actually been a saving grace for Brigid since she stays home by herself most days of the week, and living in a quiet house can be trying on the mind. Thus she fills the quiet space with music and podcasts.
Podcasts we listen to:
(My personal favorite) Renewing Your Mind with Dr. R.C. Sproul, by Ligonier Ministries. This one, in particular, has truly been a source of spiritual renewal and growth both last year and now this. I spent a lot of time clearing brush on our property last Summer, and anytime I was outside I’d turn on an episode. Working with your hands can be a great way to de-stress and unload a lot of mental and spiritual burdens bound up inside. But if you can work your mind at the same time through listening to biblically sound sermons and lectures, then you get to refill those mental cavities the garbage left in its wake. I have learned so much through the wonderful teaching of Dr. Sproul, and I look forward to the daily half hour podcast in which I will be challenged and built up by the Word of God.
(Brigid’s personal favorite) God Centered Mom by Heather MacFadyen. While Brigid is keeping her fingers occupied with a needle she loves to listen to Heather talk about all sorts of inspiring topics that focus on a Godly lifestyle. Each podcast features an interview or conversation with a fellow mom or “Titus 2” woman, so the Podcast is more like listening to a structured but organic chat, kind of like something you would hear in a small group or at a Church fellowship. Brigid loves to plan for the days when little feet will patter through the house, and this resource has continued to lay a wonderful foundation on top of the one she began her new life with.
The Poddy by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison, Co-founders of Trim Healthy Mama. Charlotte and I have just recently been introduced to the world of THM, and are loving it! Pearl and Serene have a God-honoring, stress-free outlook on life, health, and most importantly food. We have been trained and are in training to lead Godly lifestyles into our marriages, thus we find it very important to know what a wholesome, balanced diet looks like, and how it plays a huge role in the lives of our future families. This Podcast is like the unedited version of all the things Pearl and Serene couldn’t include in their fabulous book. It is also very new and only boasts three episodes so far. But don’t let that stop you from giving it a listen! We know you’ll fall in love with Pearl and Serene’s good-natured humor as much as we have!
Stuff You Missed In History Class by Tracy V. Wilson and Holly Frey. This Podcast has been a long time favorite. We love to listen to this one while we are sewing. We don’t listen to all of these podcasts, being that it is a little more mainstream. Nevertheless, there is a treasure trove of information, and the hosts are super fun and delightful to listen to!
Stuff You Should Know by Josh Clark and Chuck Briant. If you want an hour long podcast, get a kick out of finding out about neat stuff like fireplaces, artificial sweeteners, and how dictators work, and don’t mind the hosts going off on long tangents throughout the episode, then you will like SYSK! Again, we don’t listen to every episode, and there are a good number of topics that are a little too worldly for our preferences, so check it out and listen with your own discretion.
Planet Money by NPR. We like this podcast for its informative, economical values. It is done in news reporter fashion, is brisk and leans a little more toward the left side (politically speaking). We’re not that bothered by this because it just means great conversations around meal times. The topics found on this podcast are very diverse, covering anything from the oil industry to economic changes in Iceland. The reporters in the episodes are fun and provide understandable explanations for challenging economic concepts.
And that about wraps this post up! You might be surprised by our choices of Podcasts. I understand. But, hey! We like diversity! I do want to point out here that we look at everything from a Biblical perspective and talk through, as well as take to task, any of the views these people talk about that the Bible condemns. We know we shouldn’t be afraid to find out what is going on in the world because God says that we should be bold to learn, knowing that we have the armor of Christ to protect us from temptations, just as it says in Romans 12:1-2.
What Podcasts do you listen to?
Blessings to you!
Jessica, the Eldest Sister