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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!  

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.

For full show notes, go to www.wrenrobbins.com/podcast/155

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 wrenrobbins.com/podcast/154 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!

For FULL Show Notes head over to: www.wrenrobbins.com/podcast/152

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!

For Full SHOW NOTES go to www.wrenrobbins.com/podcast/151

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.

Find the FULL SHOW NOTES at wrenrobbins.com/podcast/150

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.

For FULL Show Notes go to www.wrenrobbins.com/podcast/149

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! 

For FULL Show Notes go to wrenrobbins.com/podcast/148

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!

For FULL Show Notes, go to: www.wrenrobbins.com/podcast/147

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- wrenrobbins.com/podcast/146

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! 

Have you listened to me on the podcast and thought "I can do that!"  If you have even a tiny inkling to starting your own podcast, take what I'm about to say to you as an encouragement to you..... YOU CAN DO IT!!  I believe in God gifting Christian women with a message to share and what a great platform a podcast is!  If you need any help, I would love to get YOUR podcast launched from start to finish.  For more information, check out my customized coaching at www.wrenrobbins.com/coaching

 

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 www.wrenrobbins.com/coaching 

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!

LOVING this series?? Leave a review here- https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-of-a-feather!/id1105529559  THANK YOU!!

Ever thought about launching a podcast for your business? Get customized coaching to move from idea to a successful podcast launch in 12 weeks with me!!  My podcast coaching program is OPEN!  For more information, visit my web site www.wrenrobbins.com/coaching 

To view full show notes to connect with our guests, go to my web page wrenrobbins.com/podcast/142

XO,

Wren

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 wrenrobbins.com/podcast/141

Like what you heard on the podcast today? Go ahead and leave a rating and review!

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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? 

See you on Instagram or Facebook

 

Jul 10, 2020

Hey friends, It’s Wren and if this is the first time you’ve joined us on the podcast or if  you’ve been listening for a while, hey!

Last time we were together, you heard from writer, Catherine Parks. Catherine shared about why vulnerability really does matter in our relationships.  We talked on a practical level about how to point our hearts and our friends’ hearts to Jesus and it was like a balm to my soul.  If you haven’t listened yet, check it out on your podcast app or as always you can find it on my web site wrenrobbins.com if that is easier.

We only have 2 more guests in this series, ya’ll!  It’s FLOWN by!  I hope each conversation with experts in their field have given you excellent strategies and a shot in the arm for living healthy after our time of quarantine! Take a screen shot of an episode, post in instastories, and tag me!  I would love to see it and repost it in my stories as well!

Today’s guest is Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith.  Dr. Saundra is a board-certifed internal medicine physican and Christian author. She reached her breaking point of burnout a few years back when her two teenage children were toddlers.  At that point, she started doing loads of scientific and Biblical research on the subject of REST and how to integrate it as a daily lifestyle.  She is sharing that with us today and I can’t wait. 

For full list of Show Notes, click here

Thanks for joining me!

XO,

Wren

Jul 3, 2020

I’m Wren Robbins and I’m glad you’re here!  Happy Summer!

Last time we were together, you heard from family therapist, David Thomas.  Oh my goodness, it was like a mini counseling sesh for me, but I asked questions that would benefit all of us if you are a parent! 

Go to my web site wrenrobbins.com to listen to that episode number 137!

This Summer has been so needed in my heart and so I hope it’s been helpful for you, too!

Today’s guest is Catherine Parks.  Catherine is a wife and mom to two, and an incredible editor and writer!  After speaking with Catherine and reading her book, I’m so grateful for her words to us about relationships.

For complete Show Notes, go to wrenrobbins.com/podcast/138

Thank you for joining me for this conversation today! 

Would you help me out? I would love for you leave a 5 star rating for the Friends of a Feather Podcast.  And, if you want to realllly want to make my day, leave a two sentence review.  Thank you for doing that…I haven’t hugged a friend in months…so here I am sending you a virtual hug right now!!! 

I’ll see you next time when I chat with Dr. Saundra Dalton Smith. She is a medical doctor and will be sharing about her own burnout with being busy.  She shares 7 types of rest.  I’ll just tell you right now…I did not look at my notes the entire time until right at the end…that’s how well our conversation flowed! So, stick around for that next Friday!

XO,

Wren

Jun 26, 2020

Hi friend, it’s Wren Robbins.  Last time we were together, you heard from Bible teacher, Iva May.  In that episode, Iva shared with us an incredible way to read the Bible as a story!  We then talked about priorities and yes I teared up, ya’ll.  Good stuff.  You can listen to that episode, number 136 on my web site wrenrobbins.com Thanks for your feedback on this series so far! I’ve heard from some of you that are listening to each episode twice!  Wow.

This Summer has been a great way for me to do a reset in my own heart and life and I hope this podcast series has been helpful to you as well! 

Today’s guest is David Thomas.  David is the Director of family counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, TN. He is a husband, dad to three, a speaker, writer, author, family therapist and dad to his therapy dog, Owen.

Thanks for joining in our conversation today! 

I would love you to share this episode and tag @raisingboysandgirls and @friendsofafeatherpodcast on Instagram or on Facebook!  

 

Jun 19, 2020

Today’s guest is Iva May. She is wife to Stan, mom to three adult children, and grandmother to her 1st grandchild.  Iva is a speaker, author, and director of Chronological Bible Teaching.  

She is passionate about getting into God’s word and encouraging others to do the same!  I haven’t been a crier in years, but I get emotional when our conversation goes to setting strong priorities. 

For the rest of the Show Notes of quotes and books Iva mentions, go to www.wrenrobbins.com/podcast/136

Jun 12, 2020

Check out quotes and links for this episode in the Show Notes at www.wrenrobbins.com/podcast/135

A BIG THANK YOU to those of you who have left the podcast a review and a rating!  If you haven't and you are enjoying what you hear, I would love for you to leave a 5 star rating.  And, if you want to really want to make my day leave a review!  Sending you a virtual hug right now!  

Jun 5, 2020

This is the first episode in the Summer Podcast Series on Health & Wellness! 

Find Show Notes at wrenrobbins.com

May 29, 2020

I can't wait for this AMAZING series coming JUNE 5!!! 

 

Hear my heart behind it and a few of the guests I will feature!

 

May 22, 2020

Find all the links discussed in this episode here.  

 

May 15, 2020

Hi friend! Last time we were together, you heard from three of my friends about how they are doing in quarantine. I love how they have each transitioned into quarantine so beautifully and how they encourage me in my walk with Jesus. You can listen one episode back , number 130.

In these uncertain times, I find it so refreshing to hear from Godly women raised up to encourage other women in our faith. I so enjoyed my chat with my guest today.  

Today’s episode is with Richella Parham, She is a wife, mom to three adult sons, speaker, writer, and new crocheter! Richella’s book, Mythical Me, was the Inter Varsity Press Readers Choice Award winner. On this episode, Richella shares about an illness she was born with and how she overcame the comparison trap as a young adult woman. Richella beautifully speaks as she points us to Jesus through her words.

If you enjoyed this episode, I would love for you to leave a review for the Friends of a Feather Podcast here!

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