Parents Take Five
Episode 95 - Judgment, Worth and Shame

Episode 95 - Judgment, Worth and Shame

October 15, 2021

In today's episode Jen reminds us that our worth is in God and that we need to kick judgment and shame to the curb. 

Episode 94 - Team Parenting with Thomas Lynch

Episode 94 - Team Parenting with Thomas Lynch

October 5, 2021

In today's episode, Jen welomes one of her former youth, Thomas Lynch! Thomas is a 26 year old living in Greenville, South Carolina and he chats with Jen about the things his parents passed down to him and what made their brand of parenting particularly special. 

Episode 93 - Sabbath & Worth

Episode 93 - Sabbath & Worth

September 25, 2021

Today, Jen comes to us on the heels of a conference for ministers that offers them a chance to cultivate wholeness and rest for themselves as a way to better serve their churches. Coming out of that space, she offers some insight she's had through the words of Katy Stenta about how Jesus rested and continues to encourage us to rest. 

If you'd like to read more of Katy's work, you can check her out at https://katyandtheword.com 

Episode 92 - Trust with CeCe Armstrong

Episode 92 - Trust with CeCe Armstrong

September 15, 2021

Today, Jen welcomes Rev. CeCe Armstrong from St. James Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC. CeCe shares the way her own faith has intersected with her decisions around keeping children safe and heatlhy during this back-to-school time. While everyone is absolutely entitled to their own opinions, CeCe's view rests in trust and, specifically, her trust in God. 

Episode 91- Prayer for Afghanistan

Episode 91- Prayer for Afghanistan

September 5, 2021

Today, Jen takes a different route and shares a hymn-prayer with us. The Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, a Presbyterian hymn-writer and the parish associate at First Presbyterian Union Church in Owego, New York, has written new lyrics to an old hymn for the people of Afghanistan. This hymn-prayer is sung to you today with extra verses written and added by Leigh Thomas Brown from North Carolina.

Episode 90 - Responding to the Pain

Episode 90 - Responding to the Pain

August 25, 2021

Today, Jen talks about how, historically, some voices of faith have used their words, actions, and even the Bible to cause pain. Thinking on this history, she offers a time of reflection for us to consider how our words and actions may be unknowingly affecting those around us. 

Episode 89 - Being A Dad with Court Michael

Episode 89 - Being A Dad with Court Michael

August 15, 2021

In today's episode, Jen sits down for a conversation with Court Michael. Court is a member of Second Presbyterian Church and a dad to three little ones. Jen is always in awe of Court's parenting skills and took the time today to talk with Court about what motivates him to be the best dad he can be and some of the ways he builds trust and honesty into the relationship he has with his kiddos. 

Episode 88 - Authenticity

Episode 88 - Authenticity

August 5, 2021

In today's episode, Jen welcomes special guests "Joseph" and "John" talk about authenticity and the support we need to stay authentic to others and to ourselves. 

Episode 87 - The Transformative Faith of a 4-Year-Old

Episode 87 - The Transformative Faith of a 4-Year-Old

July 25, 2021

Today, Jen recounts watching a child's conversation with an adult at a conference she attended recently. Watching this child's joy, wonder, love, and faith had thinking more and more about what our children can teach us too. 

Episode 86 - Developmental Stages with Dr. Tina

Episode 86 - Developmental Stages with Dr. Tina

July 15, 2021

Today's episode is part two to Jen and Dr. Tina's conversation on sex and sexuality. We're going back to children with this episode and discussing the "100 one minute conversations" parents need to be having with their kids as they grow into their bodies and this world. To learn more about Dr. Tina, check out the bio in Episode 85 or find her at https://www.tinaschermersellers.com.

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