Ep. 368: Inspiring Awe and Wonder of the Creator this Summer with Rita Diapoules
Jun 8 • 36:44
Ep. 368: Inspiring Awe and Wonder of the Creator this Summer with Rita Diapoules
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Ep. 368: Inspiring Awe and Wonder of the Creator this Summer with Rita Diapoules

June 8, 2024 • 36:44 • Jay Holland

Summer break is a great time to catch our breath and decompress. If we are intentional, the break is also an amazing opportunity to inspire our children with awe and wonder at their Creator God. Jay is joined this episode by Rita Diapoules, the director of Childrens Ministry at Covenant Fellowship Baptist Church. Rita helps walk us though little intentional activities we can do throughout the summer to deepen our childrens appreciation for their Creator. 

In this episode Jay and Rita talk about intentional use of the mornings, reading and devotion times, and using a simple prayer calendar to guide children in noticing dierent aspects of creation and their Creator. They also talk about using vacations and service times to grow together as a family in the Lord.

**Be sure to check out the prayer calendar and activities guide created by Rita that accompanies this podcast.

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Bio

Rita Diapoules is the wife of Mark and mother of two young children. After spending fteen years as a public school teacher (and Palm City Elementary Teacher of the Year) Rita now co-leads the childrens ministry at Covenant Fellowship Baptist Church while raising and teaching her daughters.

Resources mentioned:

Download the Summer Prayer Calendar here: https://bit.ly/45bIaAh

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Podcast:

Let's Parent on Purpose

With Jay Holland
Let's Parent on Purpose is a weekly podcast designed to strengthen your marriage, parenting, and personal relationship with Jesus. Host Jay Holland provides examples from God's word, real life success and failure stories, and lots of humility from his 20+ years of student ministry, parenting, foster parenting, and counseling others. Each episode you'll receive an insight or interview that will help you thrive, not just survive your parenting years. You can find more from Jay at LetsParentOnPurpose.com or follow him on Facebook and Instagram.
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Jun 8 • 36:44
Ep. 368: Inspiring Awe and Wonder of the Creator this Summer with Rita Diapoules

Summer break is a great time to catch our breath and decompress. If we are intentional, the break is also an amazing opportunity to inspire our children with awe and wonder at their Creator God. Jay is joined this episode by Rita Diapoules, the director of Childrens Ministry at Covenant Fellowship Baptist Church. Rita helps walk us though little intentional activities we can do throughout the summer to deepen our childrens appreciation for their Creator. 

In this episode Jay and Rita talk about intentional use of the mornings, reading and devotion times, and using a simple prayer calendar to guide children in noticing dierent aspects of creation and their Creator. They also talk about using vacations and service times to grow together as a family in the Lord.

**Be sure to check out the prayer calendar and activities guide created by Rita that accompanies this podcast.

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Bio

Rita Diapoules is the wife of Mark and mother of two young children. After spending fteen years as a public school teacher (and Palm City Elementary Teacher of the Year) Rita now co-leads the childrens ministry at Covenant Fellowship Baptist Church while raising and teaching her daughters.

Resources mentioned:

Download the Summer Prayer Calendar here: https://bit.ly/45bIaAh

Join my Things for Thursday Email List and get a free Marriage Snapshot Tool and Fun Family Conversation Ebook!

Support Lets Parent on Purpose as we help families thrive though the gospel: https://letsparentonpurpose.com/support/

May 11 • 27:00
Ep. 367: The Story You Choose

**Be sure to check out our new discussion guide to help you make the most out of this episode. [Go to Discussion Guide]

What do you think about when you think about God? Is He distant, uncaring, weak or unjust? Or is He good, near, powerful, just, and loving? Every person has a story they tell themselves about God, and we continually feed this story. 

Today Jay shares how we have a choice in what we choose to feed in our story about God. He then shares how those choices tend to have control over us in ways that we dont expect. The story you tell yourself about God will aect how you handle temptation, trials, and tragedies. Will sin become a coping mechanism or an evil to avoid? It all depends on the story you are feeding yourself about God.

This principle also holds true in the story we tell ourselves about other people. You can make or break relationships based on the internal story you create and then seek to prove through your interactions. If you are stuck in a bad story, listen and hear how Jay shares two powerful antidotes that can change your story. 

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Resources mentioned:

Join my Things for Thursday Email List and get a free Marriage Snapshot Tool and Fun Family Conversation Ebook!

Support Lets Parent on Purpose as we help families thrive though the gospel: https://letsparentonpurpose.com/support/

Apr 9 • 58:59
Ep. 366: Grieving and Healing Through Intense Personal Loss with Eliza Huie

What do you do when you and your children experience intense personal loss, like the unexpected death of a loved one? Eliza Huie helps us walk through a series of questions that parents wrestle with as they try to process shock and grief while also helping their children deal with tragedy.

Listen as Eliza answers the following questions from Jay:

  • How can parents shepherd their children through intense personal loss?
  • How can they do this while also dealing with the loss themselves?
  • What are normal feelings and emotions that go along with trauma.
  • What might counseling to do help. How do you know if counseling is appropriate? How soon after the loss?

In crisis we have (psychological needs):

  • The Activation of the Body
  • The Activation of the Mind and Emotions
  • The Activation of the Soul

What does a person in crisis need? (relational needs):

  • What determines if a crisis situation results in long-term trauma?
  • What are the essential characteristics of a helper in these situations?

A plan for whats ahead (situational needs):

  • First few days
  • First 1-3 weeks
  • Four weeks and beyond

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About Eliza Huie

Eliza Huie is the director of counseling at McLean Bible Church located invthe Washington D.C. metro area. She is the Dean of Biblical Counseling for Metro Baltimore Seminary in Maryland. She and her husband Ken have been married for almost 30 years and they have 3 grown children and a lovely daughter-in-law.

Resources mentioned:

Biblical Virtual Counseling Resource:

Anchored Hope Counseling  https://anchoredhope.co

Fieldstone Counseling  https://fieldstonecounseling.org

Christian Trauma Counseling  https://christiantraumacounseling.com

Breath as Prayer by Jennifer Tucker

Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/sma13-4776.pdf

Join my Things for Thursday Email List and get a free Marriage Snapshot Tool and Fun Family Conversation Ebook!

Support Lets Parent on Purpose as we help families thrive though the gospel: https://letsparentonpurpose.com/support/

Mar 23 • 32:41
Ep. 365: The Power of Pre-Deciding

**Be sure to check out our new discussion guide to help you make the most out of this episode. Download it here.

Research shows that the average adult makes over 35,000 decisions every day! We make a lot of choices, and many of our choices have a compounding effect as we repeat them day after day. Other choices are not as important but drain our energy. This week Jay shares insights on the power of pre-deciding in seven areas of your life that will have tremendous compound interest. Listen as Jay explains why you should:

1. Pre-decide when you are going to have your time with God each day.

2. Pre-decide when you are going to bed and when you are going to wake up as a normal habit. 

3. Pre-Decide your default meals for breakfast and lunch. 

4. Pre-decide your days and time to be a part of the church

5. Pre-decide your date nights

6. Pre-decide family dinner nights

7. Pre-decide to be proportionally generous

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Resources mentioned:

The Greatest Choices of Strategic Leaders: https://go.roberts.edu/leadingedge/the-great-choices-of-strategic-leaders

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Feb 11 • 53:44
Ep. 364: The Fruit of the Spirit with Dr. Don Love

**Be sure to check out our new discussion guide to help you make the most out of this episode. Download it here.

 

What does it mean to walk in the Spirit and live in the Spirit? This week I am joined by Dr. Don Love for a walk through Galatians 5 and a discussion of the Fruit of the Spirit in the life of a believer. We talk about how to discern the will of God in your life, ways that the Lord might be speaking to you, and the importance of the statement Gods will is found in Gods Word. You will learn the difference between the gifts of the Spirit and the Fruit of the Spirit and how this understanding can be transformational in your marriage and parenting. Finally, Don leads us in a time of prayer to seek the Lords guidance on each aspect of the Fruit of the Spirit in our own lives.

 

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Bio

Dr. Don Love is the director of Pray Through It and the host of the weekly podcast Unquenchable: Biblical Theology, Listening Prayer, and Christian Living. You can find out more and interact with Dr. Love at www.praythroughit.com

 

Resources mentioned:

 

Episode 341: Inner Healing Through Prayer with Dr. Don Love

 

www.praythroughit.com

 

Join my Things for Thursday Email List and get a free Marriage Snapshot Tool and Fun Family Conversation Ebook!

 

Support Lets Parent on Purpose as we help families thrive though the gospel: https://letsparentonpurpose.com/support/

 

 

About the Host

Jay Holland

Jay Holland is a follower of Jesus, a husband to Emily, and the biological and adoptive father of four children. For more than two decades Jay has served as a pastor in family and student ministries, and has walked through multiple special needs challenges within his own family.

Jay’s personal and pastoral experiences led him to launch the weekly Let’s Parent on Purpose podcast to equip and empower moms and dads to build thriving families. He serves at Covenant Fellowship Baptist Church in Stuart, Florida and is also on the board of Hopegivers, a ministry that cares for children and churches in India.

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