• Summary

  • Anna and Charley are two friends getting together to chat about things that matter from a British Christian point of view! Covering topics that affect Christian women of all ages and stages hopefully in a helpful and practical way that points us to Jesus. Definitely not experts but keeping it real and honest as we think through what really matters. Grab your cuppa and join us.
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  • Dec 13 2021

    Anna interviews her friend Anna Risbridger about life in her 20's and the challenges and joys it brings.  

    They talk about transitions and choices, moving, making friends, churches and seeking God's guidance and contentment in each one. Anna shares some of the challenges of the 'Is this all there is?' syndrome of working and the daily grind and talks a bit about the temptation of identity building in each new area of life.

    As well as some top tips for how those the other side of our twenties can help those we know in that stage of life.

    Anna R's verse that has helped her  learn to find joy as we fix our eyes on Jesus.
     Hebrews 12 v1-3
     Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy that was set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

    Book recommendation: 'Is this it?' By Rachel Jones

    Plus Anna and Charley share their favourite festive foodie treats!

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    43 mins
  • Nov 27 2021

    Anna chats to Charley about the issue of Miscarriage.  A topic that has been in the news a lot recently with some high profile people talking about their experiences.
    Anna shares her personal experience of her own miscarriage and they talk about what Christians can say of importance into the conversation.  As 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage chances are there are a lot of people around that have been touched by this.

    Verse for the episode
    Psalm 139 v 13-16
    13For you created my inmost being;
        you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
    14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
        your works are wonderful,
        I know that full well.
    15 My frame was not hidden from you
        when I was made in the secret place,
        when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
    16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
        all the days ordained for me were written in your book
        before one of them came to be.

    If you want to explore more https://www.sayinggoodbye.org/ is a great place to start, for information, for stories and for ideas for commemorating life lost.

    Books include; 'Held' by Abbie Wedgeworth 

    'Ours' by Eric Schumacher offers biblical comfort for men grieving miscarriage

    'For all who grieve' Navigating the Valley of Sorrow and Loss by Colin S Smith

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    40 mins
  • Nov 13 2021

    Anna speaks to Liv Chapman from EMU music about the role of music in faith corporately and individually.  

    She shares some of her own experiences of living on different continents and how its helped her longing for a heavenly home.

    We hear how she thinks through what to write songs about, how the new EMU album 'Joy in Sorrow' came about and how it can help us to lament.

    Check out how to support the work of EMU music, buy their new album and partner with Liv at www.emumusic.com


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    44 mins

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