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#005 Joy with Amanda White and Emily Hope [Podcast]

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The Pep Talk Podcast #005 Joy

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The Pep Talk Podcast #005 Joy

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Join my guests, blogger, author and speaker, Amanda White and blogger and artist, Emily Hope and me as we share our  best tips, ideas and links for being organized and making sweet memories this season.

Find out how Amanda and her daughter had over 700 pairs of shoes donated for charity, what one question Emily asks to keep the celebrations focused on the Lord and how you can keep your joy during this busy time of year.

If you have thoughts or questions for Emily or Amanda please let them know in the comments so they can respond!

Show Notes
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Where to Find Our Guests Online

Amanda White

Amanda White is a stay-at-home mom of two who blogs at and is the author of Truth in the Tinsel: An Advent Experience for Little Hands. In her former life, Amanda was a Children’s Pastor — overseeing, organizing and developing ministry for kids in nursery through middle school, but now that she is a mom, her “skills” are used up on her kids!

Find Amanda Here:


  Pink Paper Peppermints Blog - Get a discount code for Truth in the Tinsel by Amanda White!
Be sure to use the generous discount code that Amanda mentioned at the end of the podcast (peptalk) to get your copy of Truth in the Tinsel by clicking here! (coupon code expires 12.25.2014)

Don’t forget to participate in Amanda’s monthly missions here.

Emily Hope

Emily Hope is a wife, mother, and artist ... but mostly a sinner saved by God's amazing grace. The words of scripture are her primary inspiration - for art and all of life. She and her husband serve in a biblical counseling ministry in central California, where they make a home with their four sweet kiddos and one silly pup.

Find Emily Here:

Art Blog:
Ministry Blog:
Etsy Shop:


  Scripture Art Printables by Emily Hope at Hope Ink   Scripture Art Printables by Emily Hope at Hope Ink   Scripture Art Printables by Emily Hope at Hope Ink

Don’t forget to use the generous discount code that Emily mentioned at the end of the podcast (peptalk joy) to do some Christmas shopping at the Hope Ink store here! (coupon expires 11.30.2013)

 Be sure and stop by Emily’s blog to download some of her beautiful scripture art for free!


Links Mentioned

Printable Planners

Free Vintage Christmas Planner Printables

Free 12 Weeks of Christmas Printables

Free Christmas Planner Printables

Free Get Organized for Christmas Printables

100 Days of Christmas

Nashville Wraps


Great Movies & Books

Roots for the Journey by Yancy

The King’s Christmas List by Eldon Johnson

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Charlie Brown Christmas

It’s A Wonderful Life

The Very First Noel


Helpful Apps

Evernote -

Scatterbrain -

Shutterfly –

The Legacy Countdown App


Giving to Others

Operation Christmas Child

Holiday Mail for Heroes


To see a visual pin board of all the links mentioned in the show just head over to the Pep Talk Podcast Christmas Episode pin board.


Fun Finds and Favorites

Amanda’s Fun Find:
Sole Hope -

Emily’s Fun Find:
Tutorial for DIY peg people Nativity set at The Gracelaced blog

Melissa's Fun Find:
16 Tips to Photograph Christmas Morning at The Click it Up a Notch blog

Exclusive Free Download

This episode's free download is a  set of printable Christmas gift tags!

Free Printable Christmas gift tags at  The Pink Paper Peppermints blog.

 Click the image above to download a zip file of the printable pdf.

"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