SOS Podcast Episode 6

Today's podcast featured writer, Bekah Bowman. Her story of grief, loss and the pursuit of joy no matter her circumstances is truly inspiring. We talked about how people can meet us best in times of hardship and what kind of presence is the most helpful. Listen to the podcast here. You are going to want to learn more about Bekah after hearing her story. You can read about her and her beautiful family on her website as well as follow her journey on Instagram and Facebook. I pray that her story encourages and inspires you as much as it did me! … [Read more...]

SOS Podcast Episode 5

This week's episode of the SOS Podcast featured author, Sandra Peoples. Sandra is a wife, mom of two boys and has a passion for special needs ministry. Sandra's story is unique in that she grew up as the sibling of a special needs child (her sister has Down Syndrome) and then as a parent of a child with special needs (her youngest son has autism spectrum disorder). Sandra wrote an amazing book for special needs parents called Unexpected Blessings. I can't recommend the book enough as it is full of support, encouragement and ideas for the unique challenges that special needs parents face. I enjoyed talking with Sandra about parenting, advocacy, caring for her neuro typical oldest son while managing the special needs of her youngest, maintaining connection with your spouse and … [Read more...]

SOS Podcast Episode 4

This week on the SOS Podcast I interviewed author and Bible teacher, Teri Lynne Underwood. Teri Lynne and I go way back in our online (and in real life) friendship and it was so fun to catch up with her. We chatted about praying for our kids from the toddler years to adulthood as well as raising teens in the age of social media and much more. Listen in to my interview with Teri Lynne here. You can find Teri Lynne on Instagram, Facebook and learn even more at www.terilynneunderwood.com. … [Read more...]

Episode 1 #sospodcast

So excited to share the inaugural episode of The SOS Podcast with Melissa Smallwood! Sharing Our Stories was my original podcast on Blog Talk Radio way back in 2009. Recently, I felt a stirring to relaunch it and share the stories that make up our lives. And, here we are. Enjoy this episode as I share a little of my heart and then interview the fabulous Kristy Sutton of This Hard Calling as she shares her story of foster care, adoption and starting a non-profit. You can connect with Kristy on Facebook and Instagram as well. Listen in and be sure to let me know what you think! And, if you would be so kind, please subscribe to the podcast and leave me a review! That helps get my podcast shared with other listeners! … [Read more...]

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