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!  

Feb 26, 2021

Crystal Paine, a.k.a. "The Money Saving Mom" is on the podcast today!

Crystal is an amazing New York Times Bestselling Author, a wife, a mom to four biological children and a foster mom.  

She shares her parenting journey with us.  Don't miss it!

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Feb 19, 2021

Dr. Kathy Koch is the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., based in Fort Worth, TX, and a cofounder of Ignite the Family, based in Alpharetta, GA. She has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, seminars, chapels, and other events.

Dr. Kathy earned a Ph.D. in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University. She was a tenured associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a teacher of second graders, a middle school coach, and a school board member before becoming a full-time conference and keynote speaker.

For FULL Show Notes, go to my Wren's web site at

Feb 12, 2021

Happy to have Jodie Berndt on the podcast today!

Jodie earned her B.A. in English from the University of Virginia, where she remains engaged with various boards, university organizations, and student ministries. It’s no surprise that Jodie is a big U.Va. fan; that’s where she met her husband, Robbie (they’ve been married nearly 35 years), and where they sent all four of their children to school.

Jodie’s heart is to equip people to pursue joy, celebrate grace, and live on purpose. With her trademark blend of biblical insight and real-life humor, Jodie speaks to church groups, family conferences, and at parenting events around the country. 

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Feb 5, 2021

Belinda Letchford is married to Peter and as you listen you will learn they live on a farm in Western Australia.  They are empty-nesters and for years Belinda homeschooled their children. 

Belinda shares practical advice about parenting, how to handle attitudes from our children, and how walking alongside with your kids is really the best way to parent!  

"Stay intentional, relational, and heart focused." 

Listen in!

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Jan 29, 2021

In this episode, my friend Caroline Saunders shares about how to cultivate a genuine delighted faith in your tween/teen gal!

Modeling, equipping, and knowing what to expect as we pour into our teen girls is what we dive deep on!  (In 30 minutes!)

"We can't apply God's word appropriately if we don't comprehend God's word."

Join us!

The sponsor of today's episode is Grace Enough Podcast.  Follow along with Amber in hearing stories to led us closer to Jesus!

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Jan 22, 2021

Tiffany Jefferson is married to Hendrix and is homeschool mother of 10. Over the last decade she has served in leadership and teaching roles for various community based women's ministries.  And, with her husband they have been strengthening families through discipleship.  

As a mentor she's passionate about teaching women how to honor their husbands, love their children and create peaceful home environments.  

As founder of Your Homeschool Helper, Tiffany uses over a decade of experience to help parents get off the homeschool hamster wheel so they can educate their children with clarity and confidence.

As a writer and speaker her work has been featured on various blogs, podcasts, and a magazine and video project with the Homeschool Legal Defense Association. 

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Jan 15, 2021

Lacey is known for being a homegrown theologian who is passionate about God, Bible literacy, and stewarding what God has entrusted to her.

Lacey is married to her high school sweetheart and together they live with their two young boys outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  

We giggle, I learned something new about Lacey, and she shares an encouraging WORD with us!

Come join our conversation!

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Similar episodes in this series!

Ep. 156: Colleen Searcy: Punching Pause/God's Presence In the Waiting/Questions to ask when studying your Bible

Ep. 157: Amy Gannett: The Get to Do's vs. the Have to Do's/Why our Theology Matters/Ways to Worship/Sitting in the Questions


Jan 8, 2021

We are continuing the Biblical Literacy series on the podcast this month!  I welcome Amy Gannett to come on the podcast to share about why our theology matters, ways we can worship, the get to do's vs. the have to do's, and sitting in our questions when reading the Bible. 

Amy Gannett is a writer, a wife, mother and church planter with her family in Greenville, North Carolina.  She equips women to know and love God through His word through theological training and verse-by-verse studies.  

Amy brings the FIRE and I would love for you to leave a review if you are encouraged by the Friends of a Feather Podcast guests who come on the show!

Also, January 2021 is bringing NEW opportunities for community this year!  Starting Friday, January 29th, I will be leading a small group over Zoom to chat about the January episodes!  The group is free, and you can find more information out on my home page at: 


ep. 139: Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith: SACRED REST

ep. 136: Iva May: Biblical Literacy

ep. 156: Colleen Searcy: Punching Pause-God's Presence in the Waiting-Questions to Ask when Studying the Bible

For FULL SHOW NOTES and LINKS to Amy's amazing resources and books Wren mentions, go here. 

Jan 1, 2021

Colleen enjoys cheering on her two teenage/college sons and her husband, Wes as he mobilizes students to help plant churches around the world.

Today, Colleen shares about the presence of God, submission to God in the heartache of waiting, and the peace of “punching pause.”

She gives us the “inside scoop” of how to study your Bible on your own.   She shares practical questions to ask ourselves after reading the Bible. She gives us encouragement to JUMP IN right where we are with our children!

To hear from Colleen is a breath of fresh air!  

This is a WONDERFUL episode to start out with for January 2021!


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Related episodes for you to check out! 

ep. 139: Sacred Rest with Dr. Saundra Dalton Smith

ep. 136: Biblical Literacy with Iva May

ep. 149: Integrating Daily Rest with Alicia Byers

Nov 27, 2020

Stephanie is a pastor’s wife, mom to two college girls and a son in kindergarten.  She is the Director of North star Academy, an online accredited private Christian school for 4th-12th graders.

Today, Stephanie shares with us how she walked through a severe depression a few years ago and how God is faithful in our times of struggle.

She says, “God prepares the way. He knows exactly what’s going to happen, what’s in your heart and mind, and what you are going to need in the moment.”

What is unique about this episode is that Stephanie has not shared this part of her story on a podcast before.  There is a lot of stigma and shame surrounding depression in the Christian community and especially as a Pastor’s wife.  I’m grateful to Stephanie for  being vulnerable in sharing in order to provide encouragement to us. 

This is part one with Stephanie and part two will be on her podcast called The Northstar Narrative where I had the opportunity to share how faithful God is in all of our stories.

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Nov 20, 2020

Let's Shop Small this 2020 Christmas season!

On this episode, I am sharing my Top Ten companies I am supporting this Christmas season!

Go to for MANY discount codes and links to #shopsmall this Christmas!

And, follow along at: Friends of a Feather Podcast on Instagram for some AWESOME giveaways in the next couple of days!

Nov 13, 2020

This is episode 153, with one of the gals from the Christian musical group, Point of Grace!

Denise Jones is a wife, mom to two adult sons, an empty nester, and singer in the highly popular music group, Point of Grace.

Today, Denise shares with us how Point of Grace started, where they got their name from, surprising things she learned about her friends in the group, Shelley and Leigh. 

She gives great advice for us when we struggle with quiet insecurities that no one knows about.  Denise and I talk about a struggle she had about 10 years ago of comparing herself to others and struggling with insecurity.

And, if you want to hear Denise’s favorite Point of Grace song AND hear her sing it, listen in!!

Nov 6, 2020

This is episode 152, with my internet friend, Jessica Epp!

Jessica Epp is a wife, mom to two girls and two boys, a creative, and a small business owner of an earring and top boutique, called Epp & Co.

Today, she shares how the rug was pulled out from under her in finding out her husband had an inappropriate relationship outside of their marriage 2 ½ years ago. We talk about a divine appointment at the entrance of Target that she will never forget. And, the advice that Jess gives to you if you are walking through something hard is worth your listening to the whole episode. Period.

When we started recording this episode, Jessica’s first words were “It was never the story I wanted.”

But, you will be SO SO encouraged because she also said “God is a God that is near.” She encourages us in how she found Joy during that time and how God showed beauty out of the ruins in a unique way. 

Jessica is so loveable and you will be encouraged in hearing her God story!  So, here is my conversation with Jessica Epp!

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Oct 30, 2020

This is episode 151, with my friends and first couple on the podcast, Chris and Jamie Bailey!

Chris and Jamie are parents to three daughters, have two sons in love, grandparents, Christian counselors, marriage coaches, authors and now podcasters!

Today, they share their story of how God transformed their lives at the beginning of their marriage. And, now they are sharing what they’ve learned with us!

You will hear Jamie’s story of unhappiness as a child, becoming a mother as a teenager, and then finding herself in an abusive marriage. You will hear how Chris and Jamie met and more!

They have been through moves, loss, struggles with health, and the normal everyday challenges that life brings but what you will hear from them today is HOPE.  The Hope that comes through Jesus and they are here to help us to enjoy the journey through Expedition Marriage!

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Oct 23, 2020

This is episode 150 with my friend, Angie Childers.

Angie is a wife, mom to three, and a family physician. 

Today, Angie shares her story of when a little over five years ago, she and her husband, Eddie heard the news they were going to be the parents of a baby boy with Down Syndrome.  Angie shares the emotions that were whirling inside of her as she heard from her doctor who was also a friend and collegue. 

You will hear Angie’s amazing positive attitude when she realized her mission would not be on the mission field in another country, but her mission would be to advocate for her son, Asher.  You will hear how the body of Christ showed up for them in prayer and support.  And, she shares the best practical advice to a mom who is walking a similar path…she says, 

“God doesn’t make mistakes, He just doesn’t!”

Okay, you may want to grab a tissue….Here is my conversation with my friend, Angie Childers.


Oct 16, 2020

Alicia is wife to Chad, mom to two toddlers, and she coaches women online!  She lives on a small farm in South Carolina nurturing her 6 chickens!

Alicia is a recovering hustler…a natural go getter, she has learned how to live a restful life that is freeing her to be the best wife and mom she can be!  And she’s here to share how we can too!!!

You will hear the difference between hustle and habit culture, small steps we can do to integrate rest in our own lives, and we will find out what Alicia means when she said…“It’s life giving to your whole house when you do this.”

And, she shares something special that I did not know about her family and its’ precious. 

Okay, let’s get to it!  Here is my conversation with my friend, Alicia Byers.

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Oct 9, 2020

Hey Feathered Friends!

This is episode 148 with my guest Emily Kacyvenski!

Emily is a mom, teacher, and friend.  She started following Jesus as a 21 year old, got married, and adopted her daughter MJ when she was a little over a year old. 

Emily has walked through a heartbreaking time when her husband decided that he did not want to be married anymore.  Emily attributes the grace of God for meeting her right where she was….she said, “I was in such a state of desperation and God allowed me to see He was the only way I was going to get through this.”

I can’t wait for you to hear from Emily.  We also talk about having and being a mentor, unexpected plans and being a single mom.  Find out the two things Emily’s mentor said for her to do that were game changers, ya’ll.  And you can integrate into your life today no matter if you are a mom or not.

If you enjoyed listening, I would love for you to send the episode to a friend! 

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Oct 2, 2020

Chrystal is an energetic, life-loving “girl-next-door” who loves encouraging others to fulfill their potential in Christ. With humor and vulnerability, Chrystal tells it like it is but does so with grace, integrity, and love. Chrystal is a wife, mother of five and grandmother of three. She is also a speaker and the best-selling author of She’s Still There and Kingdom Woman and the newly released, The 28-Day Prayer Journey.

We talk how Chrystal has walked through grief losing her mother recently, how spiritual and physical nourishment are similar. Chrystal also shares her story of walking through shame as a single mother but being loved on by people surrounding her during that time. You will also hear a practical reminder of how to pray continually. That’s all coming up in this episode, so let’s get to it. Here is my conversation with Chrystal Evans Hurst!

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Sep 25, 2020

Welcome to the Friends of a Feather Podcast!  I'm your host, Wren Robbins!

Today's episode is with Alli Worthington.  Alli  shares how she started her online business as a necessity, how we can partner with God by using our gifts, and we can stand strong is not because of us but only because Christ is in us! 

Alli Worthington is known for her straight-talking encouragement and practical tools that help women reach their dreams in business and life. She’s a business coach and co-founder of Called Creatives, where she coaches writers and speakers.

Author of The Year of Living HappyFierce Faith, and Breaking Busy, Alli is a well-known speaker and host of the popular podcast, The Alli Worthington Show

Her no-nonsense, guilt-free take on business, family, and balance have led to appearances on TODAY and Good Morning America

Alli lives with her husband, Mark, and their five sons outside of Nashville with the only golden retriever who refuses to retrieve.

It was super fun so here is my conversation with Alli! 

For FULL Show Notes go here-

Let Alli and I know you listened to this episode!  Take a screen shot, tag us on Instagram and I'll reshare your post in Instastories! 

Sep 18, 2020
Today's guest is Deborah Pegues.  Deborah is a certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of North Texas and an MBA degree in Finance from the University of Southern California, Deborah is also a Certified Behavioral Consultant.

She is in great demand to share her expertise in resolving interpersonal conflicts via effective confrontations. She has conducted transformational training in secular and non-secular organizations on achieving organizational unity. Her advice has appeared in Essence magazine, Charisma, Redbook, and other national publications.

Respected community leaders have praised Deborah for her excellence, forthrightness, and integrity. She and her husband, Darnell Pegues, have been happily married for over 40 years. They reside in California and have many spiritual children.

I would love to hear if you listened today! Screen shot this episode, tag me and Deborah on Instagram and I would love to give you a shoutout on Instastories! 


Sep 11, 2020

Today's guest is Isabel Tom.  Isabel is a wife, mom to three and enjoyed the gift of growing up in a intergenerational Chinese American household. She was able to spend her life growing up with her other two sisters, her parents, and her grandparents under the same roof. Her grandparents lived to the ages of 98 and 102.

Professionally Isabel has over 13 years of experience working at reputable healthcare organizations in the senior living and hospice care field. She holds a Master in Public Health from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of “The Value of Wrinkles” A Young Perspective on How Loving the Old Will Change Your Life.

Isabel’s family immigrated from Hong Kong and Isabel said this about her grandparents, “they offered me an additional layer of love and attention.”

I would love to know if you listened to today's conversation.  Screen shot this episode and tag me and Isabel, so I can give you a shoutout on Instagram Stories! 

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Sep 4, 2020

Today’s guest is wife, mom, author, and funny lady,  Sophie Hudson. Sophie started writing her blog called BooMama in November of 2005 and has since launched a podcast with writing buddy, Melanie Shankle.  She has written many books where she shares stories from her life in a charming way to share encouragement and hope with fellow believers.  She lives with her husband and son in Birmingham, Alabama.  Sophie loves watching football, loves to laugh, and loves music and Netflix!

On this episode, right out of the gate, I ask Sophie to share about out her latest love of Secret Treasures pajamas from Wal-Mart,  And, yes I did wear them throughout most of my Corona. 

I would love to know if you listened to this episode!  Tag Sophie and me on Instagram, so I can give you a shoutout in my Stories!  

Have you been thinking of starting your own podcast for your business or ministry?  I offer customized podcast coaching for you to go from start to finish.  For more info go to 

Jul 31, 2020

Hey Ya'll!!  On today's episode, I share snippets about all eight conversations I had with experts about health and wellness.  I share a quote from each expert and a little behind the scenes look!

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Jul 24, 2020

Today’s guest is best selling author and business coach Jennifer Allowed. Jennifer is a wife, mom to four, entrepreneur, and podcaster of The Jennifer Allwood Show!  Jennifer started her painting company painting houses then created DIY videos and that business grew to making six figures, fast. People started asking questions about how she built her business which led to her finding her passion which is teaching women how to build a business online.

I love Jennifer because she is so down to earth and she keeps her faith and family a priority.  

You will love her! So here is my conversation with Jennifer Allwood! 

To find FULL show notes with links of how to find Jennifer and those super valuable freebies she shares, check out my podcast web page at

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Let's be friends on Instagram!  I love to connect with new friends in the DM's! 

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Jul 17, 2020

This is your host, Wren Robbins and the last time we were together you heard from Dr. Saundra Dalton Smith about the 7 types of rest. SUCh a great episode for you to catch!

Today’s guest is Jessica Hottle.  She is a wife, cat mom, body coach, author, and podcaster.  Jessica uses her story to help women emotionally and physically while keeping God at the center.  Jessica and I start out talking about a funny thing we were bonded by, so laugh with us but hear the depth of her walk with Jesus. 

Find full Show Notes on my web site here.

If you liked what you heard on the podcast today, would you consider leaving a rating and review? 

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