Episode Summary:

As a mother, do you ever struggle with comparison? Or do you look at other moms and wish you could be “amazing” like them? Do you ever wonder about your God-given purpose in life? I’ve been there. That’s what Jenny Dean Schmidt of Channel Mom and I are talking about in this episode…words of encouragement for mothers.

 

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Quotables from the Episode:

  • I came to Christ through motherhood; it was then that God showed me that my former work in the “spotlight” was a false light compared to His light in my life, as His child, and as a mother with children of my own.
  • Very soon after my son’s birth, God allowed me to lose my high-profile job in television. Because it felt like losing my religion, identity, honor and self-worth, I sunk into a postpartum depression for a year-and-a-half.
  • The place of humility is a great place to be. It is there that we are shaped, blessed, and perfected.
  • Moms preserve life, teach life, correct life, and sacrifice their lives.
  • Moms do what Jesus asked us to do each and every day, and in serving their families, they are the most Christ-like.
  • As I missed the accolades and attention I got when I was on TV, God revealed to me how we honor people on our screens who are not necessarily doing anything good for the world (and, often, giving us bad news) and yet we don’t honor the women charged with raising up His children.
  • I saw this as a travesty, that mothers don’t know their own value because the world does not affirm it. God called me to encourage moms through the media and support them through outreach.
  • God proves Himself throughout history and throughout our lives. Personally, I can say that He has never failed me. His love saves us daily.

 

Scripture References:

  • Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”
  • Exodus 3:14 “I Am Who I Am.”
  • Romans 8:28 “And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, and who are called according to His purpose.”

 

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Guest:

Jenny Dean Schmidt, Channel Mom and author of Mom, You're Amazing!Jenny Dean Schmidt is executive director of ChannelMom media, and has hosted ChannelMom radio and podcast for 11 years. Before founding ChannelMom, Jenny had an extensive career in TV news, where she worked as an on-air report, host, producer, and writer for media entities across major U.S. cities.

Jenny has interviewed and posed questions to two U.S. presidents, as well as many other politicians and celebrities. She’s covered high-profile news stories, including the OJ Simpson trial, the Columbine massacre, and a number of presidential campaigns.

Beyond her media career, Jenny is passionate about the important role of today’s mothers, charged with raising up the next generation. Jenny chose to leave her TV career to commit to raising her own children at home. She believes the motherhood role is over overshadowed by popular culture values that glorify celebrities and the celebrity lifestyle.

 

Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson

 

Do you ever struggle with comparison? Do you look at all the moms and their kids out there and think maybe you just don't measure up? Do you ever wonder if you're fulfilling God's purpose for your life? In this episode, Jenny Dean Schmidt of Channel Mom and I talk about the fact that you are already amazing. Today's episode is filled with words of encouragement for mothers.

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