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Carved to Beautify
A podcast for young women to inspire them to be the "graceful pillars carved to beautify a palace" described in Psalms 144:12.
Jul 11, 2023
47: Parenting for the Kingdom
Mrs. Katie Talley is a fun, creative, honest parent who shares the wisdom she has gleaned from the past eleven years of raising her lovely daughter Lydia. In this episode, you will here the raw truth about life before and during parenting, mom-guilt, God's grace, the importance of play, how to teach your child to love Jesus, and so much more! Whether or not you have children, Mrs. Talley shares gems of truth from mentors and the Word of God to help you on your journey to being the woman God has created you to be. Blessings!
1 hr 22 min
Feb 20, 2023
46: "I Fly With God" - Laura LaBore Missionary Pilot
Mrs. Laura LaBore and her family were missionaries to Guyana where she flew the mission plane that evacuated sick people from remote villages. I hope her story inspires you to surrender your life in service to God regardless of where you live, and to watch for the miracles He performs for us everyday! The startup company mentioned in this episode is AngelOne (angeloneonline.org). You can also check out Adventist Aviation at flyawa.org if you are interested in supporting Adventist missionary pilots around the world! Please keep them in your prayers!
Jan 2, 2023
45: Becoming "Youier"
Mrs. El Edwards from the beautiful country of Wales joins host Alissa Tanguay to discuss how we can become better conversationalists with God through the presence of the Holy Spirit, as well as how we can create a more authentic relationship with God. She explains the meaning of the word "Youier", and shares a three-word-hack to turn your day around. We hope you are blessed!
Jul 17, 2022
44: Surrendered Steps
Victoria Mills is the daughter of a military chaplain, and she had traveled quite extensively. During her family's relocation and transition periods, she has gained wisdom for how to live a flexible and surrendered life.
Mar 13, 2022
43: Serve Bravely
Kate Berkey is an amazing person with a heart for serving the children of God bravely in whatever capacity she is called to make a difference in the world. Enjoy this conversation and be inspired to listen for how God might be asking you to serve! Resources: A Place Called Braverly
Dec 22, 2021
42: Deeply Defined
Have you ever wondered what words like holiness and forgivness actually mean? Where did they come from, and what role can they play in your spiritual life? In this episode, Mrs. Janey Pitts shares the answers to these and other important questions, including tips for publishing a book. She is an amazing woman with a heart for Jesus! Resources: www.janeypitts.com
Nov 28, 2021
41: Enjoy the Journey - How to identify God's calling for your life
Janice Liggins is a 72 year old lady who is on fire for Jesus and serving her community by helping keep African American children out of prison through the work of her nonprofit and TV show - The Clarion Call. In this episode, she shares her journey to discovering this special calling God had for her, and offers advice for how you can take our own "journey to your calling"....which also happens to be the title of her new book! If you are interested in purchasing the book, go to http://www.journeytoyourcalling.com If you would like to volunteer as a reading coach for the nonprofit, go to https://www.theclarioncall.info/get-involved/ or email Mrs. Liggins at jliggins@TheClarionCall.info.
Oct 17, 2021
40: Decluttering Your Life
Angie Hyche is a Christian professional organizer, the owner of Shipshape Solutions, and author of "Unholy Mess: What the Bible says about clutter." She offers a Biblical perspective on the types of clutter we deal with, and she also provides helpful baby steps for moving into a more abundant and healthy style of living. https://shipshape.solutions/
Sep 12, 2021
39: Creating a "no regrets" life
Rhonda Stoppe is a Christian author and speaker who focuses on helping women live free of regret. In this episode, she shares wisdom and real life experiences that will inspire you to surrender your regrets to Jesus and accept the abundant living He is offering you! Resources: https://www.rhondastoppe.com/, https://www.focusonthefamily.com/get-help/counseling-services-and-referrals/, & Seize His Way Facebook Group for Epilepsy
Aug 15, 2021
38: When a relationship isn't enough - tips for single and newlywed ladies
Peyton Garland is the author of "Not So By Myself." This book encourages women to sit with their loneliness in all stages of life and watch God transform it into something beautiful. She has so many funny stories and great advice, and her humorous practical style is sure to make you smile!
Aug 3, 2021
37: Don't Stay Small - How to embody Christ in the workplace
Peggy Bodde has a passion for "helping Christian women grow as leaders in the workplace." She spent 20+ years in the corporate sphere, and she has amazing advice for how women can handle workplace conflict, ethical issues, drama, and more with the confidence, professionalism, and love of Christ. She is the founder of Sacred Work, a community for women that offers free leadership and career coaching. Find Peggy on social media and her website: www.peggybodde.com
Jul 18, 2021
36: "Identity Crisis" - Whose are you?
This episode is the second half of a conversation about identity with Jill Dobrowansky - Christian speaker, author, and creative. She answers questions like "what does the Bible say about identity" and "how do we remove our negative labels?" Enjoy the wisdom and life lessons she shares as you think about Whose you are.
Jul 5, 2021
35: "Identity Crisis" - when your image is insufficient (part 1)
Jill Dobrowansky is a Christian author, speaker, and creative. She has an incredible story of how God has worked in her life from being a teen mom, to a highly respected professional in the education field, to most recently publishing a book. He is still shaping her identity, and in this episode, she shares lessons she has learned in how to trust God with your identity.
Jun 10, 2021
34: Lonely But Loved
Priscilla Willmott, a mental health therapist in Northern California, shares observations of, reactions to, and antidotes for loneliness. She also discusses the connection between loveliness and self-worth, and points out that ultimately God is the only One Who can make us feel truly loved, accepted, and valuable. Even though we may feel lonely at times, we are always loved by Him.
Apr 26, 2021
33: Lessons from the Trail
Meghan Walters joins host Alissa Tanguay to swap stories and share lessons from hiking experiences. Enjoy the humor, advice, and spiritual applications that these two ladies share as lessons from the trail.
Apr 4, 2021
32: Girl Drama - part 2
Dr. Shelby Tanguay-Weber, a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow from Ohio continues her conversation with host Alissa Tanguay about how to navigate girl drama. In this episode, Dr. Shelby shares several great principles for what to say when your girl friends question you about a guy, how to have clarifying conversations, love those who hurt us, and build quality friendships with other young ladies.
Mar 15, 2021
31: Girl Drama - part 1
Dr. Shelby Tanguay-Weber, a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow from Ohio shares several great principles for how to navigate girl drama in the form of rumors, friend group betrayal, unkind speech, and more. Her wisdom, compassion, and practical tips are incredibly refreshing and encouraging!
Mar 1, 2021
30: Not Good Enough
Guest Jenny Wheeler and Carved to Beautify host Alissa Tanguay have a conversation about comparison, and what to do when you are thinking or feeling that you are "not good enough." Resources: https://www.brit.co/super-effective-ways-to-stop-comparing-yourself-to-other-women/ and https://www.propelwomen.org/content/how-to-stop-playing-the-comparison-game/gjeb81
Feb 14, 2021
29: To My Future Valentine
Host Alissa Tanguay discusses three important considerations for single ladies to keep in mind as they await their future valentine's presence in their life. Resources: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/valentines-day-ideas/a26863/valentines-day-facts/, Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot, Advent Home by Ellen G. White, https://faithfullyplanted.com/love-story-gods-timing/
Jan 24, 2021
28: Replace Guilt with Grace
Sarah Tullock shares some marvelous wisdom on how to replace guilt and shame with redemption and restoration in your life, as well as how to only pick up the eggs that belong in your basket.
Jan 10, 2021
27: Prayer Priority - How to stay connected to God in the new year
Julie Maclafferty is a sweet and engaging young lady who shares personal experience, stories, and tips for how to strengthen your prayer life going into the new year. Resources mentioned in this episode include "Draw a Circle" by Mark Batterson, and the "Operation Prayer" app.
Nov 22, 2020
26: 10 Tips for surviving and thriving this holiday season
Podcast host Alissa Tanguay shares 10 tips that may help young women feel more confident and at ease this holiday season, as well as some accompanying Bible verses. God has given women everything they need to enjoy the holidays, so don't just survive...thrive!!
Nov 8, 2020
25A: Guarding Our Souls - a discussion on Spiritual Warfare
Isabelle Yeaton is passionate about sharing the truth and power of Christ that can protect us from satan's attacks. In this episode, she shares personal stories, tips from Beth Moore's book "When Godly people do ungodly things," and Bible verses that show us how to approach spiritual battles in our lives. Check out episode 25B for bonus material by Isabelle on this same important topic.
Nov 8, 2020
25B: Bonus material - Guarding our Souls
Isabelle Yeaton shared so much wonderful information on spiritual warfare in the previous episode that there was enough to create a bonus material episode! Enjoy and be inspired to study this topic more and pray for a stronger connection to Christ so that you may be able to stand firm for God!
Oct 24, 2020
24: Boundaries 101
Staci Rudolph is on the team at True Girl ministry, and she has some great tips for how to set boundaries as a young woman. Her advice comes from experience and is packaged with humor and the love and grace that comes from a relationship with Jesus. Resources for this episode: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2oXowf4IVdup154_2EDnILD9lpy6BMzw and https://mytruegirl.com/blog/category/for-teens/
Oct 10, 2020
23: Melodically Memorizing
Have you ever tried to memorize Scripture but it just didn't stick? On this episode, Abby Houston shares her passion for making scripture easier to learn and remember by setting it to song, as well as why we should hide God's word in our hearts. Rights to the title of this episode and music to the scripture song belong to Abigail Houston and "Melodically Memorizing". Watch this episode on the "Carved to Beautify" YouTube channel.
Sep 27, 2020
22: Gifts for a Purpose
Isabella Showalter discusses ways to use our spiritual gifts to make the biggest impact possible for God. She shares stories, practical tips, and examples from other women as we journey through this topic together. Take this quiz to find out what your spiritual gifts are! https://gifts.churchgrowth.org/spiritual-gifts-survey/gifts-survey/ To get involved with the Muslim refugee volunteer organization check out this link https://www.amfa4refugees.com/#:~:text=wHO%20IS%20AMFA%3F,integrate%20in%20a%20Godly%20way
Sep 13, 2020
21: How to Make Friends in High School and College
Alissa and her friends share tips and advice for how to connect with people and make friends even though Covid-19 restrictions seem to make it more difficult. There are still lots of fun ways to meet people, and hopefully you will feel inspired to go out and make friends with the gifts God has given you. Resources: carvedtobeautify.com and Mixed Minds Facebook Group.
Aug 30, 2020
20: Learning to Love...part 4
Frank and Anita Jacobs share experiences and wisdom from their 60 years of marriage. Be inspired and blessed by their commitment to Christ and to each other as you listen to the final episode in the "Learning to Love" series.
Aug 23, 2020
19: Learning to Love...part 3
Tony and Tina Robinson are full of advice and laughter when they share how to develop a Godly relationship. Enjoy their stories and be inspired by their dedication to serving God together. (Note: some of the terms in the episode may be unfamiliar to you as the Robinsons are part of the Messianic movement. "Adonai" is a Hebrew name for Lord, "congregation" refers to a Messianic church group, and "getting saved" refers to the time that someone met the Lord and experienced a life transformation.)
Aug 17, 2020
18: Learning to Love...part 2
Chandler and Sabrina Tarbox share lessons they have learned throughout their first year of marriage, as well as areas in which God has grown the two of them and drawn them closer to Him. Enjoy their sense of humor as they give a glimpse into the life of newlyweds trying to follow Jesus!
Aug 9, 2020
17: Learning to Love...part 1
Allison and Emory Dent share their wisdom and the lessons they are learning through marriage about loving God and people more effectively as a part of this new series "Learning to Love". Resources mentioned in the episode: https://www.5lovelanguages.com/book/things-i-wish-id-known-before-we-got-married/
Aug 2, 2020
16: Single for a Season
Michelle Nieb shares her experience with singleness and the lessons God is teaching her through this season. She encourages everyone to make the most of this time and trust God's perfect timing. The quote by Stephanie May Wilson can be found in this podcast episode: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4530shsoCtIbSXi9UqeO4e?si=HhabAuVcTouAgR374NMLVw
Jul 27, 2020
15: A Woman of God is...A Prayer Warrior
Join Alissa and her friend Bailey Krall for a discussion on why prayer is so important and how to strengthen your use of this powerful weapon against sin. Resources: "Journey to the Heart of God" by Joseph Kidder and "My Prayer Journal" by Barbour Publishing.
Jul 19, 2020
14: A Woman of God is....Professional (Navigating Career Quandries)
Caitie Ryder, a university student who has experienced working in a secular environment, shares how to create and achieve career goals, retain femininity in the workplace, and surrender your career plans and dreams into God's capable hands. Resource mentioned in episode: https://smallbizclub.com/leadership/best-practices/4-unique-qualities-women-bring-workplace/
Jul 12, 2020
13: A Woman of God is...Adventurous
Join Alissa and her friend Jessica Kovach for a discussion on how a woman of God can be adventurous by listening for God's voice, praying for wisdom, and accepting His call to action.
Jul 3, 2020
12: A Woman of God is...Courageous
Emma Worthington cannot remember her life without the effects of cancer, but that doesn't stop her from living courageously and abundantly. Her honesty and faith are inspiring, and her story is a blessing as well as a reminder that no matter our circumstances, we can all be courageous women of God.
Jun 21, 2020
11: A Woman of God is...Fearless
Anna Plank shares her experience with fear and anxiety, as well as the practical steps she has taken to overcome her fears with the help and power of God's love. Resources mentioned in this episode: https://adaa.org/find-help-for/women/anxiety#:~:text=Anxiety%20disorders%20are%20the%20most,anxiety%20disorder%20in%20their%20lifetime. https://adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/women/facts
Jun 14, 2020
10: The Truth About Self-Image Part 3
The definition of beauty is different in every culture, and in this episode, three beautiful ladies discuss how their cultures define a beautiful woman. Alondra Tayrus represents the Philippines, Erica Robinson represents both the African American and Caucasian cultures, and Ana Aguilar represents México. Their personal stories of struggles to fit cultural beauty standards are fascinating!
Jun 7, 2020
9: The Truth About Self-Image...part 2
Morgan Nash shares her journey to freedom from an oppressive focus on self-image which resulted in an eating disorder. She has much wisdom for all of us to hear and ponder as we strive to become healthier versions of ourselves by the power of God. Resources in this episode include "Rising Strong" by Brené Brown, "Whisper" by Mark Batterson, and 2nd Corinthians 12:9-10.
May 29, 2020
8: The Truth About Self-Image...part 1
In this episode, Alyssa Christoph shares what she has learned about self-image by experiencing and overcoming an eating disorder. Remember, you are one of God's wonderful works, and He makes no mistakes!
May 17, 2020
7: Jealousy Into Joy
Renee Hanson joins Alissa on this episode to discuss the important yet often overlooked topic of jealousy. How can women deal with jealous feelings in a way that ultimately glorifies God? Resources in this episode include www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com and 'Our High Calling' pg. 234, EG White.
May 4, 2020
6: Intentional Friendship
In this episode, Melissa Salazar joins Alissa to dialogue about mentorship and shares practical insight for how to be the type of friend/mentor God may be calling you to be in someone's life.
Apr 27, 2020
5: Ministry Matters
Vanessa and Jamil Hairston share their journey in ministry as well as practical tips for ministering effectively for God's kingdom.
Apr 13, 2020
4: "Love Awakens Love" - Devotional life tips
In this episode, Emily Tan, a young professional woman working for Christ, shares tips for how to deepen your devotional time and strengthen your prayer life through the exercise of prayer journaling. She also shares some amazing and powerful stories about answered prayer.
Apr 6, 2020
3: If I Could Tell You One Thing...part three - "Share Your Story"
This is the third and final episode in a mini series during which young ladies share important life wisdom with other young ladies. Sonja Cartwright gives ladies tools to effectively share the story God has given them. She answers questions such as "what if I'm scared, how do I know my story is worth sharing, and how much do I share?" She encourages us to experience freedom by sharing our testimony of God's goodness.
Mar 30, 2020
2: If I Could Tell You One Thing...part two - Trust God with Your Standards
This is the second episode in a mini series during which young ladies share important life wisdom with other young ladies. Kayla Miller, a recent nursing graduate, shares about Biblical standards and how godly young women can uphold these standards in today's society. Episode resources: www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-golden-rule-in-christian-dating and www.adventistmission.org/making-a-list-of-the-ideal-spouse
Mar 23, 2020
1: If I Could Tell You One Thing...part 1- "Remember"
"If I Could Tell You One Thing..." is a mini series for young ladies by young ladies who are excited to share the lessons they have learned from God over the course of their lives. In this episode, guest speaker Kaili Kimbrow and host Alissa Tanguay discuss the importance of the word "remember" for our happiness and spiritual growth. Follow @carved_to_beautify on Instagram! Quote about prayer mentioned in this episode taken from Steps to Christ, pp. 94-95. 1892.
Mar 19, 2020
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