Refine and Restore Podcast with Rachel C. Swanson
By Rachel C. Swanson
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The podcast that helps you Refine the areas or lies in your life that are holding you back and Restore your heart and mind back to what is true. From relationships, faith, family, health, purposeful living, personal and spiritual growth, Rachel C. Swanson (best-selling author, speaker and accredited coach) provides power-packed insights in 20 minutes or less, guaranteed to transform your life.
||Clean12: Allie Casazza - Living A Simpler Life for Less Overwhelm||I'm THRILLED to bring you into the conversation I had with my guest Allie Casazza. Allie is the host of The Purpose Show and is the creator of Your Uncluttered Home - an online decluttering course that earned her national attention for her philosophy of simple motherhood. Her business is built on minimalism and how we can all live a more purposeful life if we cut out all of the stuff to create space for enjoying the life we’re living! She has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Huffington Post and even ABC News. Everyone has really taken to her realistic, doable mom-friendly, philosophy of minimalism and simplified living! In this episode we chat about: -Her story of going from overwhelmed mom to living a simpler life to give her freedom to actually live her life. -How you can be a thriving CEO, homeschooling mom of four, have a loving marriage, and not be completely exhausted, overwhelmed and going crazy with how messy the house is. -The first thing you need to do before you start decluttering your home. -How living more minimalistic or simple is actually Biblical. -Why stripping away the stuff in our life might actually allow us to do more for God. You can find out more about Allie and check out one of her online simplicity courses by going to her website: AllieCasazza.com. Connect with Rachel at RachelCSwanson.com||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: Taking Things One Day At A Time...(part 3)||This is Episode 11 of the Refine and Restore Podcast titled "Taking Things One Day At A Time..." It's the last part of our recent faith adventure or ranch story which has taken us from the sprawling city suburbs of Southern California to the rural hills of Southern Idaho. It involves my husband quitting his job, selling our dream home, purchasing an RV to live in, investing in a 60-acre ranch with new friends and partners, and walking out a dream we never anticipated being on. But through it all, we've seen how God is directing us, guiding us, and has invited us into this journey with Him. Therefore, we feel the assurance of His presence and know that we are right where we should be. This journey has been anything but easy. And currently, it requires us taking things one day at a time. Which is something we want to invite you into our discussion about today as we navigated through this process. In this episode, we talk about: - When things don't go as planned. - My first experience with a panic attack. - The right and wrong ways to do an investment. - What going from the city to the rural country is actually like. - How God is continuing to refine us and restore our hearts back to His. The ranch is officially named Seven Springs Ranch and you can find them on Facebook or Instagram! Don't forget to subscribe to my weekly Truthful Tuesday emails where you can hear about ranch updates, my book progress, and more! rachelcswanson.com/join-the-inner-circle||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10: A Million Different Pivots... (Part||Last week, I talked about the beginning and how this whole ranch adventure, my husband quitting his job, the RV and us moving from California to Idaho first started. The decision for my husband to quit his job was the pivotal decision that created a wake of change and propelled us onto an adventure with God we never even saw coming. But if you think this transition was seamless, think again. No, it brought us on a million different pivots and a million different decisions to make, ultimately propelling us to one main purpose. A purpose and mission for which we are still discovering and unwrapping right now. Just so you don't think we're super human and super spiritual: - I made a few impulsive decisions that my husband wasn't too thrilled with. - This leap of faith hasn't been without some financial planning on our part, making this transition a lot easier than it would have been. - We still aren't quite making it each month without my husband working (even in a lower income area like the rural hills of Idaho) but I'm thankful for my business ministry, book contracts, and the coaching clients I get to serve. - I had a full-blown panic attack when we arrived at the ranch. So no, I'm not super human. - We've both been struggling with fear multiple times and the inconvenience this has brought to our lives has stretched us thin (me more than him). BUT, we've also been experiencing something incredible through this process. Something that feels almost like I imagine Peter feeling walking on water toward Jesus. An indescribable experience and connection to Him. Seeing how He is using us in ways we never anticipated which has swollen our hearts with such incredible purpose. Doing work too big for us to handle but totally possible with God. Our hearts feel more alive than we've ever felt before and God continues to give us affirmations that we are doing the right thing. Friend, I believe you can experience this too. Perhaps you just need to know someone else who has already taken this leap and can tell you, "It's worth it! Trust me!" Tune in to listen, today! Look up Refine and Restore Podcast on your podcast player! Find me on Facebook! Find me on Instagram! Join my Truthful Tuesday's email list and get your free gift, my e-book called Purpose Manifesto, today!||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09: You Have Options (Part 1)||Have you ever felt stuck and didn't see any other options for another way out? My husband and I were there not too long ago and we wanted to invite you into our journey and story over the past 6 months of why he quit his job without another one in sight and the path its taken us on which involves partnering on a dream we never, ever saw coming. In this episode, me and my husband share candidly about the struggles we were facing and the decisions we made which changed the trajectory of our life. Sometimes you have to take that leap of faith to experience all that God has for you. The most difficult part though is the leap, because often times you don't see where you're going or what's going to happen but have a deeper conviction of something more...that God is leading and that's all that matters. Follow along on Facebook or Instagram by following me at Rachel C. Swanson! www.RachelCSwanson.com Pretty, please leave a review on iTunes! It really does help!! Thanks!||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08: Rebekah Lyons - You Are Already Free: Anxiety, Achievement Trap and Altered Expectations||Today's guest is Rebekah Lyons, a national speaker, bestselling author of You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are and Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning. An old soul with a contemporary, honest voice, Rebekah reveals her own battles to overcome anxiety and depression—and invites others to discover and boldly pursue their God-given purpose from a place of freedom. Finding joy in raising a special needs child—Rebekah wears her heart on her sleeve, a benefit to friends and readers alike. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, Huffington Post, The Tennessean, Publisher’s Weekly, and more. Alongside her husband, Gabe, she serves as co-founder of Q Ideas, a nonprofit organization that helps Christian leaders winsomely engage culture. Gabe and Rebekah are raising their three children (and adopting a fourth) and two toy poodles in Franklin, Tennessee. In this episode you will hear us answer the following questions and share about: How does one overcome anxiety day-by-day? How do you know if God is calling you to something? What is the first step in the process of becoming free from whatever struggle you have? What are practical ways to overcoming the lies that hold us back from experiencing the freedom God provides? I know you will be impacted and inspired by this episode. *Please leave a review on iTunes or whatever podcast app you are tuning in to! It really does help keep this podcast running!*||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07: Lies Christians Believe About Money||Let's talk about a few possible beliefs you may have about money (especially if you're a Christian) that are not fully true and is possibly sabotaging you from experiencing freedom from guilt, shame or greed surrounding this issue. By the end of this episode, you will walk in freedom and confidence about how to handle your heart and mind when it comes to money. Like this episode? Please leave a review! It really does help! Find me on Instagram: instagram.com/rachelcswanson Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/rachelswansonofficial Website: RachelCSwanson.com||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06: When You're In Denial About Your Body Image Struggle||Welcome to Episode 06 of the Refine and Restore Podcast. Today Rachel discusses the struggle with body image, especially when you don't really think you have a problem with it. Many women flirt on the tip of the line with this struggle or maybe have even crossed it a time or two, but are in denial that it's still a problem in their life. Specifically when it comes to the mindset we may still have and the lies it keeps telling us about our bodies. Rachel currently shares how she is preaching to herself on this one and what the truths are when it comes to overcoming this issue. Check out her website: RachelCSwanson.com/podcast for more episodes! Sign-up for her Truthful Tuesday newsletters and get her free e-book called Purpose Manifesto today! rachelcswanson.com/join-the-inner-circle||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05: Navigating Rejection from Friends||I think we've all experienced the pain of rejection from friends. The sticky and hard moments that come up when navigating this issue. I candidly share in this podcast episode (#05) about a severed friendship but what God taught me and is continuing to teach me through the many broken friendships I've experienced. I also share a few fascinating psychological insights that completely changed how I establish friendships, especially in this social media world where everyone's life is on display. Specifically I answer the questions: -How many friendships can you really have? -Does God even want me to have friends? -Is there something wrong with me? -Why keep investing into making friendships when they keep falling apart? I think you will be surprised about what you’ll discover in today’s episode… Enjoying the Refine and Restore Podcast with Rachel Swanson? Leave a review! Thank you! RachelCSwanson.com/podcast||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04: Liz Griffin - Testimony of Gratitude Amidst Life-threatening Conditions||Liz Griffin and her husband are pastors of a church in Texas, with four children, and the journey she’s been walking through over the past 6 months has been anything but easy. She had a stoke, two brain aneurysms, and a tumor on her thyroid (some are still being treated with surgeries) and she had none of risk factors as a 36-year old healthy woman. It's pretty incredible that she is even hear with us today sharing her story. She said "the biggest emotion I've felt through all of this is gratitude." How in the world can someone going through so much hardship feel so much gratitude amidst challenging circumstances? We unpack this question as well as: How do I minister to others facing difficult circumstances that I don’t have experience with? How does one stay hopeful when facing your own major challenges? Join me by listening to this conversation today! Key Verse Shared: "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33, NIV)||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03: The Power of Sharing Your Testimony||How do I share my personal testimony when it involves others? How much do I say? What if my testimony isn't really all that special, should I still share it? I'm afraid to share because of alienation from friends and family! In this episode, Rachel uncovers the lies you're feeling and experiencing that are holding you back from sharing your testimony of faith with others. She does this by sharing her own personal testimony as inspiration while explaining how she learned the truth about God, His power, and is a living example of how people really can make a 180 degree change in life for the better. Please write your review if you enjoyed this episode! Also, follow along with me: Follow on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/RachelSwansonOfficial/ Follow on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/rachelcswanson/ Website: https://www.rachelcswanson.com/||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02: When God Speaks But It Doesn't Go As Planned||I'm sharing my very personal story of the journey my husband and I went on because of God's leading. However, it didn't go as planned in the end. Often when this happens, we question whether or not it was true, or wonder if we heard God correctly. We wonder if God is really good when He clearly told us to do something but it's as if He changed His mind during the process and we are left empty handed. We wonder if He is trustworthy or if He is loving when the refining process hurts or makes us confused, especially when He invites us to do something risky with Him. I invite you into my wrestling journey with Him and what actually happened in our fost-adoption journey that came to a heart-breaking end.||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01: "I don't have what it takes..."||Welcome to the Refine & Restore podcast with Rachel C. Swanson! In this episode, Rachel addresses the negative voice in our head which often says, "You don't have what it takes." It's common for many of us to let this thought run rampant in our minds. But what does God's Word have to say about this? What does God think about you? Listen in today to find out! Read my free 18-page e-book "Purpose Manifesto" to discover your unique purpose and understand how God purposed you and I to work together utilizing our gifts and talents in a way that fills our hearts and glorifies Him: rachelcswanson.com/purposemanifesto Find me on Instagram: instagram.com/rachelcswanson Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/rachelswansonofficial||9/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 00 - Why this podcast?||Welcome to the Refine & Restore podcast! In this early pre-release episode where I (Rachel) discuss why there's a need for this podcast, what it's all about, and one powerful life-changing insight God shared with me a few years ago that will change your life and thinking, today! Also, I have a HUGE giveaway for over $300 worth of goodies you can collect by entering to win before September 1st, 2018! Giveaway Details: 75 min life + stress management coaching session with Rachel + $100 worth of swag bag goodies of my favorite things (may include a signed copy of my best-selling book! *wink wink*) >>To Enter: 1) Subscribe to this podcast 2) Screenshot that you subscribed and share on Facebook or Instagram 3) Tag me (IG: @rachelcswanson or FB page: @rachelswansonofficial) + use the hashtag #refineandrestore in your post or story! That's it! I will save these tags as entries and select a winner on the official launch day September 1st! Can't wait to connect with you more soon!||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
My Treat! That's how I view Rachel's podcast. In the midst of motherhood and life, Rachel's podcast has created a space for myself where I can reflect, be challenged, be encouraged, and fill my own cup. As she speaks candidly about her own struggles, I feel a little better about mine. And I always leave an episode feeling encouraged. I look forward to each new episode! Thank you, Rachel for "my treat"! :)
Spoke to my heart
I ended this podcast with tears streaming down my face but hope and peace in my heart. Rachel speaks with such elegance and truth that you can’t help but feel inspired. I can’t wait for more!
So needed this podcast!!! Thank you for sharing!!