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Friends of a Feather

The Friends of a Feather Podcast is encouragement for women on the go. This weekly podcast inspires women wherever they are: listening on their commute to work, folding the laundry, or providing a boost of encouragement after a full day. Wren Robbins, the host invites her friends on the podcast each week to share their unique God stories with listeners.
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Hey! Welcome to the Friends of a Feather podcast! I'm your host, Wren! As women, we need to build each other up, to encourage each other in our walks with Jesus. Each week, I get to chat with a friend who has a story to tell, a passion to share, or a dream she is pursuing. Be encouraged! We are all friends of a feather; let's stick together!  

Jan 24, 2020

Hi friend!  I enjoyed having Polly and Rachel on the podcast last week to hear their stories of how they met and how Thriving Home began.  We talk about their views of food and how that has changed.  You can also find their yummy recipes that they mention. That is one episode back, number 115 if you want to check it out!

And, if you are liking what you hear I would love for you to do one of these three things that have to do with you podcast app on your phone….1)leave a star rating..you can even do that one right now if you are on your podcast app! Click the stars right under the title Friends of a Feather.  A 5 star rating would be great!  2) Leave a fun quick review….it could be as simple as: I love the guests on the podcast!  OR I am encouraged by the podcast!  Simple is great!  OK one more thing you could pick…3)tap the three little buttons on your podcast app to send this episode to a friend. I love getting a text from a friend with a podcast attached to it! Thanks ya’ll.

Today’s episode is with my friend, Katie Lewis.  You may know Katie from her online company, Dear Mushka.  Katie shares with us her story of walking through grief when she lost her mother a few years ago.  She hasn’t ever really talked about it publicly until now.  We also talk about how Katie disciples her children and how it’s messy, not perfect, but that we as moms are in this together!  

We chat about when Katie and her husband, Robert followed God’s calling for them to adopt. They have three precious boys and it’s neat to see that they began their company to fund their first adoption.  We chat about how God led Katie and Robert to be on the same page but it did take some time.  There is a part of the conversation when I literally GASP when Katie shared with me an AMAZING story of them naming their first son. Be listening for that..not that you could miss it. ha 

Katie also gives encouragement to other mom small business owners and it was so good.  If you are ready to be encouraged, let’s jump in!  

Jan 20, 2020

Happy Monday, friend! If this is your first time being here or if you've joined me for all 7 Monday Boost episodes, welcome!

On Fridays, I invite a friend to come on the episode to share her God story with us and on Mondays I share a practical word from God that He's been teaching me that week! Come for a whole lotta Jesus and a whole lotta encouragement! 

Today, I was reading in my One Year Bible and there were a some specific character Qualities that I saw in scripture in Joseph’s story that I desire to have in my own life.

And, I thought these may encourage you in your walk as well!  I love Joseph’s story in the Bible and everytime I hear a sermon or read it, I hear something new!  There are three character qualities that I saw in the exerpt of Joseph’s story today and that’s what I’m going to share!

Find a transcript of the episode on my blog at wrenrobbins.com/blog/lessonsfromJoseph

 

Jan 17, 2020

Today’s episode is with my guests Polly Conner & Rachel Tiemeyer. They are the gals from the Thriving Home blog! If you have seen my Instagram Stories lately you have seen what I’ve been making for dinner and it’s been some recipes from their blog! Let’ me just say I tried three of their recipes and they are now in my monthly rotation that’s for sure!

On today’s episode you will hear a part of Polly and Rachel’s story. Their journeys of creating and sharing recipes began with two very different stories of their view about food. Rachel’s oldest child was 18 months old when they had to adjust their family eating habits because they found out he had Crohn’s disease and wanted healthy options for him. Polly walked through a weight loss journey that led her to whole food eating.

They have perfected fixing food for their families using whole food ingredients and no or fewer processed ones while being versatile for busy women! And all the mommas said AMEN!

Grab the Show Notes here

Jan 13, 2020

Happy Monday, friend! If this is your first time being here or if you’ve joined me for all 7 Monday Boost episodes, WELCOME!

On Fridays I invite a friend to come on the episode to share her God story with all of us and on Mondays I just started this mini podcast called Monday Boost where I share a practical word from God that He’s been teaching me that week. Come for a whole lotta Jesus and a whole lotta encouragement!

Today I’m really excited about sharing with you. I have been reading out of my One Year Bible about Abraham.

And, you know, the BEST way to really seal truth into our hearts is when we speak it out loud. I know truths that I learn from God’s word go so much deeper when I share them with a friend. Sharing could look like speaking it in a small discipleship group that you are in, or maybe teaching younger women in a Life Group, or it could totally be in a conversation with a friend! I think its SO NEAT when God leads a conversation to a situation that I have been learning about in the Bible.

So, I’m going to share something that God gave me through His word. And, I was able to share it with a friend. We talked about how it could totally relate to a situation I was walking through that particular day AND how it related to a TOTALLY DIFFERENT situation SHE has been walking through.

I’m going to share that today…a literal message I had left for a friend on Voxer.

For full transcript of the episode go to www.wrenrobbins.com/blog/fourtruthstoputintopractice

Jan 10, 2020

Today’s episode is with my guest, Erika Opperman. Erika and I have a mutual friend and I love how Jenny connected us! Erika and her husband Brian were part of a church plant two years ago along in Kansas City with her two sons, Axel and Max, don’t you just love their names?!

On today’s episode you will hear Erika’s story. As a young pre-teen girl, Erika’s teacher at school voiced concern to her parents as she was showing signs of anxiety. And, Erika saw herself sitting across from a Christian counselor at just eleven years old. A quote that I asked her about on the episode was when she said, “Jesus saved my life, but His word saved my mind.” We talk about what made the difference as an eleven year old. A few years later, Erika felt God calling her to full time Christian ministry when she was 16 and she shares lessons she’s learned along the way.

On this episode, we also talk about the different seasons God has called us to, what Biblical perseverance looks like, scripture memory, and what God is teaching her in a recent time of grief her family has walked through losing her father in law. It will be uplifting to you especially if you are walking that road right now.

Erika and I jumped on Facebook last month when we recorded our conversation for today’s podcast and recorded the first half on video. It was SO MUCH FUN! I will link the video in our show notes for ya!

And, a lil reminder….Show Notes will be at wrenrobbins.com/podcast/114 You can sign up to receive those in your inbox if that’s easier for you! At the bottom of my home page there is a form to get my freebie of 5 ways to be a good friend and you will get the Show Notes sent to you each Wednesday.

This episode is chocked full of Biblical truth that I promise will encourage you whatever you are walking through.

Thanks for joining me today! I post several times a week on Instagram and FB and would love to connect with you. Remember we are all friends of a Feather, so let’s stick together!

Jan 6, 2020

Thanks for joining me on the Monday Boost episode 6 today as we talk about Prayer.  

Below is the ACTS method of prayer I mentioned in the episode: 

A: Adoration

C: Confession

T: Thanksgiving

S: Supplication

Philippians 4:6 "Do not be anxious for anything, but by prayer and petition present your requests to God." 

Here's my link to the Val Marie Paper Prayer Journal I use

I would love for you to join our Friends of a Feather community over on Instagram and Facebook!  

Find more podcast episodes and resources at wrenrobbins.com

 

Jan 3, 2020

Happy New Year! It has been a while since we’ve talked and I’m so excited to be back with you! The pausing I did over the month of December was much needed and so enjoyable to me! If you are needing to press pause in one way or two this January, I will link that 5 minute Monday Boost episode in the Show Notes for ya!

So many GREAT conversations I can’t wait for you to hear this year!! I’m planning a lot, so stick around! You are gonna love them!

----Anybody want to give me a last minute new years happy? I would love for you to click the stars to rate the podcast! A click on all 5 stars would be so great. And, if you want to go one step further to write a sentence or two to review the podcast, oh my goodness I would be so grateful for that!!!

On today’s episode you will hear Victoria’s story. You will hear my conversation with Victoria Strader, who was born in Paris, is a wife, mom to two, and a blogger. She’s been in the States ever since she learned to walk, and is Southern as Sweet Tea. She is now a Texan and loves all things Southern. At the beginning of our interview, I wasn’t sure how long Victoria had been living in the states and thought there may have been a slight chance, she still spoke with a British accent. HA.

Nevertheless, Victoria and I instantly connected in our conversation. I haven’t walked the road she is on, but when you know Jesus, He connects us all, doesn’t he? We talk about how Victoria’s son, Beau was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder.  

What I think is so precious about Victoria is that she is navigating a hard road as a momma, but continues to have a heaven perspective on it reflecting on God’s kindness. She mentions that she keeps going back to the verse in Romans that we can know that God causes ALL things to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

In this episode we talk about: Wonderful Wednesday, being a Special Needs Family, we camp out on the type of friend Victoria wants to be, how her friends met some tangible needs and stepped into uncomfortable places for her family in a small, yet huge way. We also talk about how Victoria needs your help in finding a recipe…listen to the end for that!

And, a lil reminder….

Show Notes will be at wrenrobbins.com/podcast/113 You can sign up to receive those in your inbox if that’s easier for you! At the bottom of my home page there is a form to get my freebie of 5 ways to be a good friend and get on my email list.

One more thing, as always, you can find me on Facebook and Instagram. I would love to connect with you over there!

Dec 13, 2019

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Dec 9, 2019

If this episode was helpful to you, would you consider sharing with a friend? 

I would love to connect with you over on social media! 

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XO,

Wren 

Dec 2, 2019

"Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

The Advent book Wren mentions in the episode:

The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas by Ann Voskamp (Amazon affiliate link)

Nov 29, 2019

Today's episode is with my friend, Vera Schmitz.  Vera has an incredible story of how she competed in the Olympic trials, but how she walked through the disappointment of not making the Track and Field Olympic team in 2016.  Vera started writing scriptures on her arm while training to run track and field in college.  And, it is so neat to see how God led Vera and her sister, Natalie to share this way to memorize scripture in their company, Dwell Differently.  

Find all the Show Notes at: www.wrenrobbins.com/podcast111

You can also get them by signing up for my mailing list and you can get the Show Notes in your inbox every week after the show airs! www.wrenrobbins.com

I would love to connect with you on social media!

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Nov 25, 2019

"Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint.  Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy." Psm. 61:1-3

Strong's Concordance app 

Single column Journaling Bible ESV by Crossway (affiliate link)

Nov 22, 2019

I'm SOO excited to share the Top 10 companies and products I'm buying from this holiday season!  Tune in to hear the most shocking one and get awesome coupon codes! 

Find all the Show Notes at: www.wrenrobbins.com/podcast110 

You can also get them by signing up for my mailing list and you can get the Show Notes in your inbox every week after the show airs! www.wrenrobbins.com

I would love to connect with you on social media!

FRIENDS OF A FEATHER FB COMMUNITY: www.facebook.com/friendsofafeatherpodcast

FRIENDS OF A FEATHER INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/friendsofafeatherpodcast

TO SUBSCRIBE & LEAVE A PODCAST REVIEW:

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Nov 18, 2019

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

Strong's Concordance app 

Single column Journaling Bible ESV by Crossway (affiliate link)

Podcast Episode mentioned: ep. 99: Donna Gaines: How to Combat Fear

Book mentioned: Choose Wisely, Live Fully by Donna Gaines (affiliate link)

Nov 11, 2019

It's your Monday boost!

God has been nudging me to share His word one verse at a time on the podcast to encourage you in your day.

Psalm 1:1-2 "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, on on his law he meditates day and night." 

 

Resources I use: 

Strong's Concordance app

ESV Crossway Journaling Bible (Amazon affiliate link)

 

Nov 8, 2019

Today's episode is with my 'in real life' friend, Leslie Hollowell. You may remember Leslie from Episode 6, right after I had just started the podcast!  On that episode, she shared part of her story of journeying through embryo adoption.

Leslie has a unique story in that before she was married, God called her out as a school teacher into full time ministry with teen girls.  She has a heart for discipleship, mentoring, teaching, and encouraging young women to follow after God with all their hearts.  

Today we will be chatting about what mentoring looks like when you have young children and that it doesn't have to be overwhelming.  

I am thrilled to be able to share the conversation that Leslie and I were able to have one morning sitting at my kitchen table.  I literally had NO NOTES and let the Lord lead our words.  After listening, you will feel refreshed, encouraged, and ready to GO and walk in what God has called you to do!  That is our prayer.

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Nov 1, 2019

Today's episode is Katie Alexander.  She spent the last 13 years building a prominent career in strategic planning and business development, but the most important job has been a loving wife and mother to two beautiful girls, Ella and Meadow.

Her mission in life is to bring balance to home and the work place, all while living for Jesus. She has spent many years leading women's Bible studies and helping lead others on their journey to the freedom that can be found in Christ. She translated this passion into a heart felt book based on finding a way to set your soul free from the bondage of guilt over being a working mom.

Find all the Show Notes at: www.wrenrobbins.com/podcast108

or Sign up for my mailing list and you can get the Show Notes in your inbox every Tuesday www.wrenrobbins.com

I would love to connect with you on social media!

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Oct 25, 2019

Today's episode is with my friend, Rainer Lowman.  Rainer and I went to high school together, but we haven't seen each other in years.  We recently reconnected on social media and it's been the sweetest thing. 

Rainer loves Jesus, is a pilot’s wife, a mom of 5, a champion of adoption, an advocate for special needs parenting, a non profit ministry founder, an expert at charcuterie and loves feeding her family!  

Be refreshed as Rainer shares her story of grace, prayer, following God's leading in the hard, and the joy that comes from it.  

Hear the surprising way she knew she was called to adopt when she was a middle schooler and a lunch, years later that changed the trajectory of what her family would look like.  I love Rainer and you will too! 

Find all the Show Notes at: www.wrenrobbins.com/podcast107

or Sign up for my mailing list and you can get the Show Notes in your inbox every Tuesday www.wrenrobbins.com

I would love to connect with you on social media!

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Oct 18, 2019

Find all the Show Notes at: www.wrenrobbins.com/podcast106

or Sign up for my mailing list and you can get the Snow Notes in your inbox every Tuesday www.wrenrobbins.com 

I would love to connect with you on social media!

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Oct 11, 2019

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I would love to connect with you on social media!

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Oct 4, 2019

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Sep 27, 2019

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Sep 20, 2019

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Sep 13, 2019

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