Be Love. Do Good.

November 24, 2021

Ep. 11 : Mary Beth Chapman on the journey of life, motherhood, adoption, and hope through grief

We are so lucky to have Mary Beth Chapman on the show today. Mary Beth is a mother to 6 kiddos with her husband, singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Cha pman and are adoptive parents of 3 from China. Mary Beth is an author of the book, Choosing to See: A Journey of Struggle and Hope. Her book details the tragedy of losing their youngest adoptive child and the hope that God brings them in the darkest places and co-founder of non-profit Show Hope that helps break down barriers between waiting children and loving families. Mary Beth and I talk about life before fame, the wonderful and hard journey of adoption, and their non-profit that helps other families adopt. Mary Beth is so down to earth and vulnerable in this conversation. I promise our conversation will be a bright spot in your week. Read More

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About Be Love. Do Good.

Ever notice how a simple thing can change your life? A simple lunch box note changed ours. A few years ago, my husband wrote a timely message to our son that said: BE STRONG, PROTECT THE WEAK, LOVE EVERYONE. Those words have become our family mission to the world. Each week on Be Love. Do Good. podcast, we will be sharing practical ways to live out this message. 

You’ll hear tips and ideas, encouraging words, and stories of others who are being love and doing good in their communities in hopes to inspire YOU and your family to love in your own ways!

Each week we will be challenged to get out of our comfort zones and love others who are different from us. We truly believe knowing others helps us love well and that any act of love can change the life of another. Join us as we take practical steps to teach our children and families to be love and do good!

About Kristi Hayes

Kristi is the wife of Grant, and mom to Holden and Carter Mae. She is the founder of Be Strong Story a company dedicated to helping others Be. Love in their communities. Her passions include helping families love and serve the most vulnerable. She is the author of her first children’s book called, The Lunchbox Note: A Story of Loving Others, based on her family’s true story, and hosts a weekly podcast called Be Love. do good. She is a frequent contributor with Today Parents, and loves walking alongside other parents. She has worked with families and youth for over 15 years. Other fun jobs have included working on Capitol Hill and the White House Press Advance office during George W Bush’s Presidency. Her family currently resides in Waco, where you can find them hiking, mountain biking, or carpooling both of their kids to soccer and gymnastics. 


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