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The Big Announcement - The Pep Talk Podcast!


The Pep Talk Podcast Coming June 2013 via @melissao  Pink Paper Peppermints

The Lord put something on my heart several years ago and it's been brewing there, getting richer and fuller and waiting for when He said,  "now".

And after He said now, I have to admit to you that I was a little scared. 

okay, a lot scared.



Remember when we talked about Moses and how he asked God in Exodus 3:11,

"Why are you choosing me for this?  I'm really not qualified."  (um...that's the Melissa paraphrase)

And God gave Moses this wonderful, detailed answer full of all the reasons why Moses was qualified to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt? 


No, actually God's response was,

"I will be with you."

That's it.

Just, "I will be with you".

And the implication was, "you don't need to know any more than that."

That's where I've been. 



I've been just taking one little step of faith at a time, repeating to myself, "He will be with me, He will be with me."

And it has been amazing to see, how He has opened doors, and taught me and well, (imagine this) been *with* me.

He is a good God.



So it's finally time to tell you what I've been working on and I could not be more exicted!

It's a Podcast!

I'll be speaking to amazing, inspiring women (and some men) from all over the blogosphere about their passions, goals and dreams and how the Word of God is directing them through all of it.


The Pep Talk Podcast Coming June 2013 via @melissao  Pink Paper Peppermints

I would be so humbled and honored if you pinned this   and spread the word!


I'm calling it, "The Pep Talk Podcast" because my hope is that it will be a weekly pep talk for you, full of encouragement and inspiration (plus you know...the peppermint thing...heh-heh).

I have been so overwhelmed at the graciousness and kindness of the authors, speakers, artists, moms, homeschoolers, muscisians and more that I have contacted to be guests.

You are truly going to love hearing from them.



There are so many ways you can be a part of this new adventure! And I would love for you to participate!

* Guest Requests

As you can see in the graphic above, I have a number of guests scheduled to record already, but I would love to hear from you. 

Who else would you like to get to know better?  Send me an email, a tweet, or just leave a comment with your suggestions and ideas.


* Questions

What do you want to know about these guests? Our guests on the very first epidsode are:

Amanda White from


Jessi Connolly from

What would you ask them if you had them on the phone for an hour?  Do you want to know about their blogs, their families, their missions, their passions?

Ask your questions in the comments here, in a tweet or an email and soon you'll  be able to call in your questions and be on the podcast yourself!


* Spread the Word

Pin, tweet and post to facebook, the graphic above, to let others know about the podcast.  This would just bless my socks off! 


* Prayer

Remember how I said I was a little scared in the beginning.  Well truth be told, I'm still a little scared.

okay, a lot scared.

But I've heard that being brave doesn't mean not being afraid, but being afraid and doing it anyway.

So here we go.

We begin recording at the end of this week and I would so appreciate your prayers as I follow the Lord's leading and listen for His voice.



So that's it!  I'll keep you updated here on the blog of what's happening and any changes, so be sure to subscribe if you're not already, so that you can follow along with us!

And thank you in advance if you are able to participate in any of the ways above. 

It means the world to me to have you be a part of this. 

I appreciate you more than words can express.

Have a wonderful, blessed week!


Grace and Peace,


"Then those whose lives honored God got together and talked it over. God saw what they were doing and listened in. A book was opened in God’s presence...with the names of the God-fearers written down, all the names of those who honored God’s name."
  -Malachi 3:16



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