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Giving Up Normal

Jen Howat

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Giving Up Normal

Giving Up Normal

Jen Howat

2
Followers
9
Plays
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Has your overstuffed life left you with an undernourished soul? In the Giving Up Normal podcast, host Jen Howat sits down with you and has candid conversations about the "normal" things in our lives that are hurting our souls. Not only will you be encouraged but Jen will coach you through the process of changing your attitudes and thoughts so that you can make different choices and live fully as the person God created you to be.

Latest Episodes

EP:039 Choosing Courage Over Feeling Confident

Have you ever doubted that what you're doing makes a difference? Have you questioned your ability to do something new? You're not alone. Many of us lack confidence. We are afraid to fail. In this episode, Jen shares her struggle with moving forward with courage over feeling confident. Quote from Churchill: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal:it is the courage to continue that counts."

12 MIN5 d ago
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EP:039 Choosing Courage Over Feeling Confident

EP:038 7 Tips to Help You Thrive During Coronavirus

You were designed, not just to survive, but to thrive, no matter what circumstances surround you. In this episode, Jen shares 7 tips to help you thrive during coronavirus: Make a schedule Set a timer Start a spiritual practice Move your body Meet someone for coffee or lunch virtually Evaluate your activities Get good sleep

21 MIN6 d ago
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EP:038 7 Tips to Help You Thrive During Coronavirus

EP:037 A New Beginning

In this episode, Jen shares the invitation Henry Nouwen gives in his book, "The Only Necessary Thing." It's an invitation to be still and attentive to God in us so that we can perceive God in the world. He is doing something new. Each time we choose to listen, we discover more of what God has for us. Jen also mentions a worship song: Heaven's All Around

13 MIN1 w ago
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EP:037 A New Beginning

EP:036 4 Things to Remember in the Wilderness

Now that "normal" is in the rearview mirror you may feel like you are in the wilderness. In this episode, Jen shares 4 things to remember to encourage you along the way! God doesn't always take you on the shortest route. God goes ahead of you. We can't control that we are in the wilderness or how long we'll be here, but we can control how we respond. God's timing and route are perfect.

10 MIN1 w ago
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EP:036 4 Things to Remember in the Wilderness

EP: 035 How to Seize the Opportunity of COVID-19

Are you frustrated by the restrictions of COVID-19? You are not alone. It's understandable to feel overwhelmed when things have radically changed. But there is good news. You have a once in a lifetime opportunity because of COVID-19. In this episode, Jen talks about how you can show up and seize the opportunity that is before you!

13 MIN1 w ago
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EP: 035 How to Seize the Opportunity of COVID-19

EP:034 Suiting Up in Your Personal Protective Equipment

One of the challenges of COVID-19 is a shortage of personal protective equipment that healthcare workers need in order to stay healthy and safe as they serve on the frontlines of this pandemic. In today's episode, Jen reminds us that we too also need to stay safe during this battle as we serve on the spiritual frontlines. Fortunately, you have your own personal protective equipment...God's very own weapons. Supplies will never run low. But you do need to suit up in order to stand in these challenging times. Scripture Read: Psalm 27:14 AMP

14 MIN1 w ago
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EP:034 Suiting Up in Your Personal Protective Equipment

EP:033 The gift hidden beneath the surface

In a continuation of our mini-series: Living and Leading in the Era of COVID-19, Jen shares one of the gifts that awaits you in this season. The question was never did you have the time, but rather, what will you do with the time you have?

16 MIN1 w ago
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EP:033 The gift hidden beneath the surface

EP:032 Surrendering the Outcome

In a continuation of our mini-series: Living and Leading in the Era of COVID-19, Jen shares how she's been confronted with the truth that trusting God means He gets to decide the outcome. Scripture read today is from Psalm 18 NLT

12 MIN2 w ago
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EP:032 Surrendering the Outcome

EP:031 The Most Powerful and Pastoral Thing to Say During a Crisis

Mini-Episode Series: Living and Leading Well Amidst COVID-19 In this episode, Jen challenges you to embrace the fullness of your humanity and shares two words that are powerful and pastoral to speak during a time of crisis. Tip for the day:to live as BOTH, AND people through it all.

15 MIN2 w ago
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EP:031 The Most Powerful and Pastoral Thing to Say During a Crisis

Leading in the Era of COVID-19

The world has changed dramatically in the last few weeks. As we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope that this will be a space for you to receive encouragement and support for your soul. Each weekday Jen will give scripture and some thoughts for you as you continue to live and lead in the midst of this radically changing world. This episode is an introduction to the new way the Giving Up Normal podcast is doing something different...in an era where things are no longer normal.

17 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Leading in the Era of COVID-19

Latest Episodes

EP:039 Choosing Courage Over Feeling Confident

Have you ever doubted that what you're doing makes a difference? Have you questioned your ability to do something new? You're not alone. Many of us lack confidence. We are afraid to fail. In this episode, Jen shares her struggle with moving forward with courage over feeling confident. Quote from Churchill: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal:it is the courage to continue that counts."

12 MIN5 d ago
Comments
EP:039 Choosing Courage Over Feeling Confident

EP:038 7 Tips to Help You Thrive During Coronavirus

You were designed, not just to survive, but to thrive, no matter what circumstances surround you. In this episode, Jen shares 7 tips to help you thrive during coronavirus: Make a schedule Set a timer Start a spiritual practice Move your body Meet someone for coffee or lunch virtually Evaluate your activities Get good sleep

21 MIN6 d ago
Comments
EP:038 7 Tips to Help You Thrive During Coronavirus

EP:037 A New Beginning

In this episode, Jen shares the invitation Henry Nouwen gives in his book, "The Only Necessary Thing." It's an invitation to be still and attentive to God in us so that we can perceive God in the world. He is doing something new. Each time we choose to listen, we discover more of what God has for us. Jen also mentions a worship song: Heaven's All Around

13 MIN1 w ago
Comments
EP:037 A New Beginning

EP:036 4 Things to Remember in the Wilderness

Now that "normal" is in the rearview mirror you may feel like you are in the wilderness. In this episode, Jen shares 4 things to remember to encourage you along the way! God doesn't always take you on the shortest route. God goes ahead of you. We can't control that we are in the wilderness or how long we'll be here, but we can control how we respond. God's timing and route are perfect.

10 MIN1 w ago
Comments
EP:036 4 Things to Remember in the Wilderness

EP: 035 How to Seize the Opportunity of COVID-19

Are you frustrated by the restrictions of COVID-19? You are not alone. It's understandable to feel overwhelmed when things have radically changed. But there is good news. You have a once in a lifetime opportunity because of COVID-19. In this episode, Jen talks about how you can show up and seize the opportunity that is before you!

13 MIN1 w ago
Comments
EP: 035 How to Seize the Opportunity of COVID-19

EP:034 Suiting Up in Your Personal Protective Equipment

One of the challenges of COVID-19 is a shortage of personal protective equipment that healthcare workers need in order to stay healthy and safe as they serve on the frontlines of this pandemic. In today's episode, Jen reminds us that we too also need to stay safe during this battle as we serve on the spiritual frontlines. Fortunately, you have your own personal protective equipment...God's very own weapons. Supplies will never run low. But you do need to suit up in order to stand in these challenging times. Scripture Read: Psalm 27:14 AMP

14 MIN1 w ago
Comments
EP:034 Suiting Up in Your Personal Protective Equipment

EP:033 The gift hidden beneath the surface

In a continuation of our mini-series: Living and Leading in the Era of COVID-19, Jen shares one of the gifts that awaits you in this season. The question was never did you have the time, but rather, what will you do with the time you have?

16 MIN1 w ago
Comments
EP:033 The gift hidden beneath the surface

EP:032 Surrendering the Outcome

In a continuation of our mini-series: Living and Leading in the Era of COVID-19, Jen shares how she's been confronted with the truth that trusting God means He gets to decide the outcome. Scripture read today is from Psalm 18 NLT

12 MIN2 w ago
Comments
EP:032 Surrendering the Outcome

EP:031 The Most Powerful and Pastoral Thing to Say During a Crisis

Mini-Episode Series: Living and Leading Well Amidst COVID-19 In this episode, Jen challenges you to embrace the fullness of your humanity and shares two words that are powerful and pastoral to speak during a time of crisis. Tip for the day:to live as BOTH, AND people through it all.

15 MIN2 w ago
Comments
EP:031 The Most Powerful and Pastoral Thing to Say During a Crisis

Leading in the Era of COVID-19

The world has changed dramatically in the last few weeks. As we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope that this will be a space for you to receive encouragement and support for your soul. Each weekday Jen will give scripture and some thoughts for you as you continue to live and lead in the midst of this radically changing world. This episode is an introduction to the new way the Giving Up Normal podcast is doing something different...in an era where things are no longer normal.

17 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Leading in the Era of COVID-19
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