Giving when the World is Upside Down

During the pandemic, it can be easy to want to conserve as much as possible. However, when compared to much of the world, we still have a lot to give! Today, Operation Christmas Child’s Gracie O’Laughlin sits down with Lee to remind us that giving results in other blessings we might never have imagined: changing our children’s hearts, answering prayers from other countries, and bringing families across the world to Christ. We hope you will join us in partnering with Operation Christmas Child this year to bring hope to many, including countries otherwise closed to the gospel!


About our Guest:

Gracie O’Loughlin is the Assistant Director of the Promotions and Partnerships team for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse. She has served with Operation Christmas Child since 2013 developing and implementing ministry partnerships with media, corporations, organizations and other Christian ministries. She carries a deep desire for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to reach the ends of the earth, and loves serving with a ministry whose foundational mission is evangelism. Gracie and her husband Sean love to rock climb, hike, spend time with their nieces and nephews, and also serve on the leadership team of High Country Christian Church.



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This Screen Generation with Arlene Pellicane

In a world where technology is everywhere, how can we keep our kids healthy and growing? Arlene Pellicane talks today about the danger too much of the wrong kind of screen time can pose to our kids and the advantages of the right kind of screen time. Learn tips for having hard conversations with your kids about technology boundaries, why those conversations are so important, and how to pray in this digital season.


About our Guest:

Arlene Pellicane is a public speaker and the author of nine books, including Screen Kids, Parents Rising, Calm, Cool, and Connected, Growing up Social, and 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom. She has been a featured guest on numerous radio and television programs including NBC’s Today, Fox & Friends, and TLC’s Home Made Simple. Arlene formerly served as a features reporter for The 700 Club and as an associate director for Turning Point With Dr. David Jeremiah. She lives in Southern California with her husband, James, and their three children.

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Screen Kids by Gary Chapman & Arlene Pellicane

Grandparenting Screen Kids by Gary Chapman & Arlene Pellicane


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Wrestling with Your Child’s Doubt

When our kids go off to college, the kind of foundation that has been laid for their faith becomes evident. Today Shelby Abbott talks about how we as parents can prepare our kids well for that time by teaching them that “Jesus is a sufficient answer for the questions that people have.” Doubts are a normal part of our kids growing up and making faith their own, and we want those questions asked in the context of home, so that we can help them move toward a deeper faith rather than unbelief.


About our Guest:

Shelby Abbott is an author, campus minister, and conference speaker on staff with the ministry of Cru. His passion for university students has led him to speak at college campuses all over the United States and author the books Jacked, I Am a Tool (To Help with Your Dating Life), and Pressure Points: A Guide to Navigating Student Stress. He and his wife, Rachael, have two daughters and live in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.



Doubtless by Shelby Abbott

The Reason for God by Timothy Keller

Making Sense of God by Timothy Keller



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Parenting and Praying in Times of Change

Parenting in a pandemic is no joke, but what if you could move from panic to powerful.  Today’s guest, Moms in Prayer President, Sally Burke sits down with Lee to tell her story of finding faith and her path to a life of prayer. Today’s episode is filled with the hope and strategies you need to become a bold prayer warrior despite the news.

About our Guest:

Sally Burke, is a dynamic speaker, teacher, author and the President of Moms in Prayer International. She leads a worldwide ministry who equips and encourages women in the transforming power of prayer. Sally is an avid runner, a fast talker, and a fervent lover of Jesus. Sally and her husband Ed have four grown children, two grand kids, and live in sunny California.

Exciting News with Cynthia Yanof

Moms in Prayer is thrilled to announce we are joining the Christian Parenting Podcast Network.  Today, Lee is joined by Cynthia Yanof of Christian Parenting to talk about what this strategic partnership means.  Lee and Cynthia discuss the Yanof family’s journey into foster care, and what happens when one family says, “Here we are, Lord, use us.”

About our Guest:

Cynthia Yanof is a wife, mom, blogger, and the host of the Pardon the Mess podcast. She has a relaxed style of interviewing, combining her quick wit and sense of humor with a firm commitment to never taking herself too seriously.

She loves Jesus, her family, foster care, and having lots of friends around her as often as possible. Cynthia is relatable, real, and a friend to all of us just trying to walk the parenting road in a meaningful way that’s pleasing to the Lord.


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