ITA #36 – Scared is the New Brave – A Story of Motherhood and Changing the World with Lisa-Jo Baker

By March 10, 2014Podcast, Popular

Lisa-Jo Baker is one of the most encouraging people that you’ll ever meet, and today we’re talking with her about raising her children with a bigger world view. She’s got an exciting project happening (that can help us all have a bigger world view) and she’ll share why “scared is the new brave” is her motto for 2014.

Grab your headphones, join us for a chat and keep reading to learn more!

Lisa-Jo Baker is a wife, mom of three little ones, author of Surprised by Motherhood: Everything I Never Expected About Being a Mom and a blogger who sincerely believes motherhood should come with a superhero cape.

Get Inspired

Tip #1: Invite your children into the harder stories – and the solutions

Tweet to Inspire: “Invite your children into the harder stories.” – @LisaJoBaker on @Inspired2Action –> http://wp.me/pnAs1-41X

We can talk as much as we want to our kids about poverty and need, but until they’re standing there among it, it’s not the same.

Moms are world changers right where we are – and we can do it while we change loads of laundry.

Tweet to Inspire: “As moms, we can impact the world” @Inspired2Action –> http://wp.me/pnAs1-41X

Tip #2: Give your children the opportunity to be the hands & feet of Jesus

Tweet to Inspire: “Fight for children who don’t have anyone else to fight for them” – @LisaJoBaker on @Inspired2Action –> http://wp.me/pnAs1-41X

  1. Partner with someone who can open the door to your family to be part of a story where you can make a difference.
  2. Look for ways to help in your neighborhood that include your children.
  3. Invite your children to activities that benefit organizations around the world, like Sole Hope or Operation Christmas Child.
  4. Include your children in random acts of kindness to help intentionally think of others.
  5. Don’t miss God’s nudges to invite you to be part of a story because you’re busy with the day-to-day.
  6. If you’re waiting to feel brave, you’re never going to do anything – don’t wait!

Tweet to Inspire: “We bring our small offering & God multiplies it more than we ever imagined.” – @LisaJoBaker on @Inspired2Action –> http://wp.me/pnAs1-41X

Take Action

How will you take action on what you learned in today’s episode? Click here to share.

Quick Links

  1. When You Wonder If You’re Qualified For Ministry –> Lisa-Jo Baker
  2. Click here to get all the details on Lisa Jo’s exciting new project.
  3. Want to share Lisa-Jo’s project? Use this click to tweet to spread the word: “There is NOTHING ORDINARY about being a mother, especially to hundreds of kids who don’t have one.” –> click to tweet
  4. Watch the video below for a quick intro to what it’s all about.

Community Center In South Africa from Help One Now on Vimeo.

Take Action Now

  1. Love the song in the outro? It’s called God Day. It’s by Jen Stanbro and you can get it on iTunes by clicking here and check out Jen’s site by clicking here.

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How to Listen to This Podcast

If you’re new to podcasts, think of them like little radio shows that you can listen to at your convenience. They are perfect to listen to and learn from as you workout, fold laundry, wash dishes or conquer the world.

1. Listen right here on the blog. Click through to the site and click the little play button at the beginning of this post.
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  • Kristin says:

    Kat!
    This podcast spoke deeply to me..in fact I thought you were talking right at me! I was in tears by the end. Thank you for the work you do in supporting moms. It has truly turned the day around for me.
    Many Thanks,
    kristin