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Life is busy and we’re doing the best that we can. But, sometimes it’s tough for us to hang on when we’re barely hanging by a thread. Join us on Better Together with Barb Roose and connect to a community of women have real conversations real about our hopes, dreams, worries and even our waistlines. You'll find hope, help and the practical next steps to that we can all get better together!
 
As a Boomer I love to talk. Turns out, so does my chatty Millennial co-host. And our favorite way to connect with one another, and hopefully help others connect with each other, is by building conversational bridges. No matter what end of the generational bridge you currently land on, we hope you will join us as we converse with some of our finest “skyscraper” friends who are making inspirational verbal and written differences in our ever-expanding, and ever-connected world. This is Bridges ...
 
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After serving as a pastor for 20 years, Mark Savage hit a crisis point in his own life. There was a season where Mark turned his back on God, disconnected from his children, and had an affair. After a dark year, Mark experienced his own resurrection on an Easter Sunday long ago. He stopped fighting with God and began to climb out of the hole of his…
 
If we pay attention to what’s happening in our world today, we may toss our hands up in the air and question whether or not anything that we do actually matters. Journalist Dianne Derby thought that she had all of the answers to a successful life but she was never satisfied. Everything changed when she met 100-year old World War II veteran, Jim Dow…
 
Where is God in the middle of our suffering? How can we come to grips with the goodness of God when so much in life just doesn't seem to make sense? Join Barb on this new episode of The Better Together Podcast as she speaks with special guest Alexandra V. Hoover. From poverty to abuse to abandonment, Alexandra knows what it looks like to walk throu…
 
To wrap up another season of Bridges, we charge our mics with teaching us something new ... about each other! Join us as we volley questions back and forth to learn new things about one another and our selfs. Perhaps you'll discover something new about your self, too! Learn more about Bridges ... Spiritual Conversations Through Generational Convers…
 
Native Ozarkan Marilyn Jansen brings her healthy book editing expertise and stirs it up with her own affinity for authorship –– sharing the Americana stories of her rural upbringing, multi-generational farm family dynamics, and creative recipes that are sure to fill your bellies and feed the spirit of community in your heart and home! Her new book,…
 
Sometimes, you and the girls have got to get away! God gave us friendships to nurture our hearts, minds and souls in a special way that family may not be able to do. Getaways give us an opportunity to see our lives from a fresh perspective. So, when we combine girlfriends and getaways we give God room to show up in a significant way! Join Barb and …
 
Our new friend JT Jester has a tender story to tell. One that could have been focused on tragedy. But through his indomitable disposition of cheer, JT lives life to the limits with a spirit spilling over with adventure and a heart full of gratitude. The title of his new book, No Bad Days: How to Find Joy In Every Circumstance sums it up pretty well…
 
God doesn’t hate divorced people! However, if you’ve gone through divorce, you may have been left with the impression that He does. On today’s Better Together podcast, Barb talks with with best-selling author Tracie Miles about her new divorce recovery resource, Living Unbroken Divorce Recovery Workbook. Six and half years ago, Tracie went through …
 
To close out Women's History Month we have a guest whose very platform has been built on books she has written and lessons she has taught to women (and learned for herself!). Wendy Pope's latest book is called Jesus Everlasting, and this conversation is an open invite to women and to men to discover the character of Jesus is through the stories of …
 
Singer-Songwriter-Podcaster-Blogger Tim Timmons is as thoughtful as he is talented as he is charming. Having lived with cancer for over 20 years after his initial diagnosis of "5 years to live," Tim is an expert in living each day to the fullest – a lifestyle that has inspired the content of his music and the content of his new podcast called 10,00…
 
Connecting with God doesn't have to be rigid or just about following a bunch of rules. Today's conversation is about relaxing our minds and minds and positioning ourselves to see where God is at work and receive what He speaks to us. Join Barb and her longtime friend and editor, Sally Sharpe, as they discuss how we can be open and honest about our …
 
Looking for Overthinkers Anonymous? Hello! You just found your group meeting. Jon Acuff is a New York Times-bestselling mastermind of self-help that makes sense. And in this informatively fun episode we dig into the principles behind his latest book, Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking. Listen closely to Jon and his sneakishly simp…
 
It can be easy to just read the Bible as one big storybook without realizing it is filled with diversity and genres that can help us understand it in a much deeper way. Join Barb and author Kristie Anyabwile for an insightful conversation as she shares about her book, Literarily: How Understanding Bible Genres Transforms Bible Study, and shows us h…
 
To wrap up (for now!) our four-part series of episodes celebrating Black History Month, we wanted to field some questions from you, our listeners, and pose them to our friend EJ Gaines. EJ is an entertainmenty attorney and music executive at Capitol CMG and Motown Gospel record labels, so he is creative and smart. Two qualities that make quite the …
 
Lean in and listen to the beyond-her-years insights of our friend Zandy Mowry of the most appealing folk-rock band, The New Respects. With her sheer big-hearted love, Mrs. Mowry challenges each of us to establish personal relationships with individuals, not just an association with sweeping movements, as we all seek understanding and healing in the…
 
Few groups in America feel the sting of negative stereotypes more than young, African Americans. Whether it’s assuming that every young, black woman aspires to be in a rap video, or that every young black male is a gang banger or a drug dealer, those stereotypes undermine the truth that we are surrounded by countless numbers of young, gifted and bl…
 
In our second of four February episodes celebrating Black History Month, we re-visit our conversation with Lynda Randle. From growing up in a majorly black DC neighborhood to building a large national platform singing for predominantly white audiences, Lynda is the perfect person to influence us in building bridges across racial divides and enaging…
 
Kicking off our first of four February episodes celebrating Black History Month, our spunky soul-singin' sistah Melinda Doolittle joins us to inspire us in the beauty of diversity and talk practices in seeking understanding amid the oft-challenging conversations surrounding race relations. One key to success? Listen first! This week's featured song…
 
From the top of our head to the tips of our toes, every woman wants to know that she is beautiful. Author, Dorena Williamson, dreams of teaching brown-skinned little girls that they are beautiful in a world that doesn’t always tell them that. In this episode of the Better Together Podcast, you’re invited into a precious and tender conversation abou…
 
Mark Lowry is one of the funniest people we know. He's also a good thinker, one heck of a storyteller and a friend to all ages. In this lively and thought-provoking conversation Mark shares with us his own affinity for all the ages, and why building a community that includes everyone from babies to old people is good for the heart, the mind, and th…
 
We began Bridges in the first few months of a worldwide pandemic with a conversation addressing something we know oh-so-well ... fear! (And anxiety, and so on and so forth.) Piggybacking off our series premiere, we are once again exploring what it means to thrive in a life of love and faith versus simply survive on days filled with fear. No matter …
 
We have a very special Bridges Season Two Giveaway for one lucky winner, plus a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork hand-designed by Patsy and Andrew for all of those who gift 10 or more Bibles to those in need. So what is this giveaway? And what are the details, pray tell? Listen in and we'll tell you all about it. And gift those Bibles right here: fh.…
 
Everything on social media screams that we are not good enough. We are not young enough, skinny enough, popular enough, or wealthy enough. But it’s all lies! You are God’s beloved daughter and made in His magnificent image. On this episode of The Better Together Podcast, Barb’s guest, Aubrey Sampson, talks about her new book Known: How Believing Wh…
 
Whether we are striving to please our families, or make December perfect for everyone on our list, unrealistic (and so unmet) expectations can reign supreme during the holidays. Our dear friend, Leigh Cappillino of the platinum-selling group Point of Grace, joins us to continue our conversations about creating space during the Christmas season thro…
 
Perhaps you or someone that you know can relate to sitting in church on Sunday wracked with guilt and shame over what happened a few hours earlier on Saturday night. What’s the next step if you realize that you want to experience God’s forgiveness and grace because the path that you’re on is breaking your heart and ruining your life? Join Barb and …
 
Musical artist Tasha Layton went from contemplating suicide to recording the number one song in the country. But her journey from being on the brink to discovering a calling of purpose and passion wasn't as easy as "1-2-3." Here to encourage us in the long but fruitful path to spiritual and mental wholeness, especially when maneuvering life's hards…
 
We thought 2020 was a hum-dinger, but it turns out 2021 has been just as full of dynamic surprises and scenarios to work with and through! So this holiday season we are taking a few minutes to talk about how to simplify our lives so that we can create the proper space within our homes and hearts for the people and things that truly matter. No matte…
 
The Gray Havens have been making music for the thinking person for nearly a decade, but it wasn't until burn-out from touring plunged them into a deep dive of all-things-C.S. Lewis that the married musical duo of David and Licia Radford began to really mine what it means to search for God –– to grow in faith and express more doubts –– while longing…
 
As one of the founding members of Women of Faith's groundbreaking "Porch Pals," Luci Swindoll was known to thousands as a gifted storyteller, thoughtful author, and dynamic speaker –– often imbuing the platform with her larger-than-life spirit, adventuresome storytelling and mischievous humor. So when Luci journeyed on to the other side of life lat…
 
Are there pressing questions on your mind about your sexuality as a single Christian woman but you don't know where to have that open and honest conversation? On this episode of the Better Together Podcast, Barb talks with author and podcast host, Kat Harris, who has a passion for coming alongside women and helping them understand God's good design…
 
This tender episode of Bridges is about the the nature of us, and the nature of God, and how the nature of Creation bridges us to each other and to God. We love a paced space of conversation with Andrew Peterson. It sets our minds and steadies our hearts on the assuredness of the redemption that is at work in all of us. Much more of Andrew's musing…
 
On this episode of the Better Together Podcast, Barb talks with a woman who spent a lot of her life feeling guilty and now teaches other women how to walk in God’s victory and grace. Amy Martinez is a former radio show host, speaker, and author who is devoted to helping women with heart-shattered lives to become whole again in Christ. Barb and Amy …
 
Kathie Lee Gifford is a spitfire of fun and a well of spiritual and emotional depth. Throughout her storied career as a TV host, author, and musician, the Emmy-winning Queen of Chit-Chat has built a life of love and acceptance for her neighbor — whether that be down her street or on the other side of a television screen — inspired by the Jesus she …
 
We're back for Season Two of Bridges! And we can't wait to share our lineup of guests and conversations with you, as we expand in our excitement and passion for bridging the not-as-wide-as-you-thought-it-was generational gap. Patsy's a Boomer. Andrew's an (older) Millennial. And this is Bridges with Patsy Clairmont and Andrew Greer … Spiritual Conn…
 
There are times in life when it all falls apart and we wonder if we’ll ever be right again. Barb’s guest today declares that we can believe that God is the God of second chances! Barb’s guest, best-selling author Kathleen Y’Barbo, was sure that her career was over after divorce in 2003. Instead, Kathleen realized that God was there when she was cer…
 
Are you a people pleaser? Today’s conversation is so good and so needed! Join Barb and her friend best-selling author Karen Ehman for a much needed, soul-freeing conversation about her new book, “When Making Others Happy Is Making You Miserable”. Karen will tell you how to break the pattern of people pleasing and confidently live your life in a way…
 
Why do Christian women report sexual satisfaction rates 47 points lower than their husbands? What if Christian women experience lower sexual satisfaction because of how we teach about sex in sermons and popular marriage books? These provocative questions are answered by Sheila Gregoire, author of the new research based book, The Great Sex Rescue: T…
 
Marriage is a good thing! God is still raising up the next generation of husbands and wives who are passionate about godly marriage. If you are a parent of young adults, you don’t want to miss this episode as Barb talks with Malachi and Courtney Green about hope for marriage and the lessons that they are teaching about God-honoring marriage to the …
 
It takes a lot of courage to go on an overseas mission trip. Barb has served on 10 trips to Central America over the past 15 years. Without a doubt, saying yes to an overseas mission trip can change your life and revolutionize your faith. However, it’s important to show up with humility vs. expecting that another culture will look like our country.…
 
Do you ever feel like, you know you should love God’s Word, but you struggle with opening up your Bible and believing what it says? In this episode, Barb speaks with author Tricia Lott Williford as she shares her story of loss, heartache, and learning to trust God and His words, even in the painful parts of her life. Whatever hurt or heartache you …
 
This is our final conversation in our bonus FAITHFUL episodes where we are talking with the women behind the new FAITHFUL project (faithfulproject.com) –– a project uplifting womens' voices in the telling and re-telling of the story of the Gospel. Brought to you by our friends at David C. Cook Publishing, Integrity Music, and Compassion Internation…
 
Join us for our third-of-four episodes in our bonus FAITHFUL conversations. We're talking with various women behind the new book and record entitled, FAITHFUL (faithfulproject.com), highlighting the role of women in the sharing of the Gospel story throughout history –– brought to you by our friends at David C. Cook Publishing, Integrity Music, and …
 
Join us for the second episode in this very special FAITHFUL series of conversations, where we talk with the women behind the new book and record simply entitled, FAITHFUL (faithfulproject.com) –– brought to you by our friends at David C. Cook Publishing, Integrity Music, and Compassion International. Sandra McCracken's (sandramccracken.com) songs …
 
Join us for the first installment of our very special FAITHFUL series, where we talk with the women behind the new book and record simply entitled, FAITHFUL (faithfulproject.com) –– brought to you by our friends at David C. Cook Publishing, Integrity Music, and Compassion International. She is a multi-Dove Award winning singer-songwriter and though…
 
To wrap up the debut season of Bridges, we answer listeners' questions with lighthearted interjections by Patsy's youngest son and our producer for the day, Jason! Plus a very special song from our good friend, Sara Beth Geoghegan (sarabethgo.com). Learn more about Bridges ... Spiritual Conversations Through Generational Conversations here: Bridges…
 
In the 2000's Barry Zito (barryzitomusic.com) was one of the best and highest-paid pitchers in Major League Baseball history. But his big league superstardom gave way to soul-crushing fear and an identity crisis that threatened his livelihood ... and his life. Barry gives us an intimate behind-the-scenes glimpse into the decisions that eventually l…
 
The Cimorelli Sisters (cimorellimusic.com) are YouTube stars. Literally! With millions of followers subscribing to their music-inspired channel for tips on relationships, style, spirituality, and everything in-between and beyond, these sibling sensations have become much more than a hit music group –– they are mentors to young women leaning in to g…
 
We're page turners from way back. In fact, books helped save our lives! So when PBS issued "The Great American Read" –– a series survey America's favorite novels –– we couldn't wait to dive in. Today we are exploring a few of the list's most influential titles and digging into the art of a tale-told-well in this conversation all about books! Learn …
 
We have a very special "Bridges Flyway Giveaway" for one lucky winner and a friend that includes you and us in our hometown of Franklin, TN! So what is the flyaway giveaway? And how do you enter? Listen in and we'll tell you all about it. Learn more about Bridges ... Spiritual Conversations Through Generational Conversations here: BridgesShow.com A…
 
Author Sally Clarkson’s son, Nathan, was diagnosed with multiple disorders as a child. Now an adult, he and his mom are building bridges for parents and kids with not-so-easy dynamics so that they too can realize “What Makes You Different Makes You Great.” Lean in. Sally (sallyclarkson.com) is here to tell us all the upsides of not being normal! Le…
 
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