In Part Three of the Better Together series, Celina Baginiski, Teresa Ann I open up the mic and talk about parenting. We all have kids of different ages and have learned all kinds of surprising things while raising them. You’ll hear Celina talk about how having her kids has been a catalyst for loving her husband more deeply. Teresa Ann goes in depth about removing the word “teenager” from our vocabularies and seeing them for what they really are; young adults.
Celina admits she had preconceived notions about boys when she was growing up, mainly because she was predominately raised around women. But after having her kids she began to realize how sensitive their hearts can be, and in turn, her husband’s. But Celina is also a foster parent, something she also acknowledges as bringing her and her husband closer together because if you aren’t going to communicate and work together under the demanding circumstances, then it just isn’t going to work. She has seen firsthand how the gifts God has given her and her husband allow them to be there for their children in different ways. Of course, it’s not always easy. But the companionship Celina feels through her children have made her and her husband feel like they did when they were much younger—just hanging out and having a good time.
Teresa Ann knows that when the world labels something or someone a certain way, it can often be the work of the enemy himself. The initial reaction to hearing the word teenager is, “Yeah whatever. They’re going through changes and so I should just brush off who they are and what they have to say.” But this silences their voices, and truly, we are all going through changes all the time. By viewing them as young adults and listening and learning to understand them there is no way we can go about dishonoring who they are. When you treat them not as they are now, but who they will become, you also honor God’s heart and hope for them as well.
Next week I’ll be back with Teresa and Celina for the final part of our Better Together series where we’ll be discussing marriage issues that we’ve all faced, so stay tuned, sister friends!
If you haven’t listened to the previous episode in this series, you can find it right here: Better Together: Part Two | Episode 041. In this series, Celina and Teresa share their journey together as paved by the singular love of God.
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Women can have a tendency to downplay the gifts and abilities the Lord has bestowed them with. That’s why it is so incredible to see friends like Celina and Teresa Ann feed off of each other’s talents. In Part Two of the Better Together series, I ask Celina and Teresa Ann about the conversations they are having with women today to encourage them, support them, and share God’s love and truth.
It’s not always easy to see yourself as God sees you. Celina was the one who stood up for Teresa Ann at school when she was teased for the way she looked. She knew Teresa Ann didn’t see herself in the way that God or herself did. Changing that perception can change so much about a person’s life – it’s like Teresa Ann came to understand to look at the cross not as being tied to our sin, but as a revelation of our value to God. When you can do that, you can start operating from a place of value instead of place of, “I have to do this or else.”
Our world is so performance driven that it can be an easy pitfall to believe the Lord is holding you to the same standards. But that is not the truth. This is the overall message for a Facebook group Teresa Ann and Celina are active in called Godly Chit Chat. Please check it out if you are needing support or have the courage to offer it as well.
Next week I willl be back with Teresa Ann and Celina for Part 3 of our series where we’ll be discussing parenting issues that we’ve all faced… so stay tuned, sister friends!
If you haven’t listened to the previous episode in the Better Together series you can listen here! Together, Celina and Teresa share their journey together as paved by the singular love of God.
This episode of She Walks In Truth kicks off a four-part series with not just one, but two guests who share their testimonies. Teresa Ann is a previous guest and is the host of Let’s Talk with Teresa Ann on YouTube. In this series, her longtime friend Celina Baginski and amazing creative designer of Pearls in Bloom joins us for a three-way chit chat.
With these two together, I just know God is going to release something special for you in this episode.
Celina started her walk with God at a young age in a loving, but rocky home. She grew up believing that if bad things weren’t happening to her then God wasn’t testing her. Meaning God had either forgotten about her, or the bad things were coming soon. It wasn’t until her twenties that she began to question the paranoia and fear that she had as a basis with her relationship with God. She then found His love that would carry all the way through her first child and her battle with cancer. And through these struggles her friendship with Teresa stood as a steadfast monument to that love. Let their sisterhood inspire you to take step forward with faith first in you relationships with family, friends, and God.
If you haven’t listened to the previous episode with Teresa Ann, you can find it right here: Made New In Christ | Episode 014. It’s one of our most listened to episodes and for good reason. Her testimony shows her travels from a wayward daughter to being redeemed. Together, Selina and Teresa Ann share their journey together as paved by the singular love of God.
On this episode of She Walks In Truth Robin Carr, owner of Gospel In Jar, joins the show to share her faith story and how she began to find purpose in her work. Robin’s biggest encouragement to women is to hit your knees and pray and then listen to God because He will not fail you!
“We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.” 2 Corinthians 4:7
Want to get connected with Robin? You can find her at www.gospelinajar.com!
On this episode of She Walks In Truth we’re talking fear and busting through it. Did you know there are over 4,000 types of fear that can be operating as anxiety? God gave us the emotion of fear, or “fight or flight” to alert us to danger.
The kind of fear NOT given to us by God doesn’t protect but brings destruction. It manifests itself in ways like stress, anxiety, fear of tomorrow, fear of failure and fear of the unkown. On this episode, we have a conversation about how with God’s help we can overcome so that we can live in faith and see the word of God come to pass in our lives. “For God hath not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and love and of sound mind” 2 Timothy 1:7
On this episode of She Walks In Truth, Kasey Childers from Living Your Season joins the show to share her faith journey and chit chat about the biggest issue she sees women struggle with today; fear-based anxiety. Kasey is dedicated to guiding women back to the the Cross so that they can move forward in living their lives with God at the center.
On this episode of She Walks In Truth Carrie Robaina interviews Kailey Mattarella; a recent college grad who shares who faith journey and how she’s learning to walk by faith. Kailey also shares impactful stories from sharing the gospel with folks the Lord has put in her path. She also shares about an incredible year-long mission journey she’s embarking on soon to several countries.
On this episode of She Walks In Truth Carrie Robaina gives us a checklist for being a hope-filled people in a hostile world. As we take a look at God’s word we find that the battle isn’t necessarily “out there” but rather something that we must deal with within us. This episode is inspired by a sermon given by Pastor Kevin Dibbley with Waterbrooke Church.
On this episode of She Walks In Truth Carrie Robaina shares about lessons we can learn from Moses as he went from resister to leader of the Exodus. If you are questioning your calling or the vision the Lord’s given you, don’t miss this episode!!!
On this episode of She Walks In Truth Brianna Skinner shares her faith journey and how she came to know the Lord in the midst of uncertainty. Hear the story of how this young woman went from being a church-goer to an activate participant in relationship with Jesus Christ.
On the show Brianna talks about two books besides the Bible that had a significant impact on her faith journey.