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The Open Door Podcast

When we hear the phrase “world changer” we often think of someone doing something big and crazy to make a difference in the world.  While those words definitely include those kinds of influencers, “world changer’ can also be the everyday person faithfully showing up in small ways for those around her. Welcome to the Sisterhood’s Read More

Renee Swope doesn’t want to let women’s self-doubts have the final word. Rather she wants the world to experience all women have to offer when they hear God’s call and step into what he has for them. Popular writer and speaker, Renee shares her own struggles with self-doubt and some practical tools she has to Read More

Essential oils have been around since the beginning of time, but they have not come center stage until recent years.  The craze has begun.  Popular in creating a spa-like atmosphere, essential oils are used for aromatherapy.  However, they don’t just smell good, they also boast medicinal affects that many say help heal the body. Edie Read More

Her name is Myquillyn, but she is known to many online as “The Nester”. She helps us create cozy spaces in our homes, often with items we already own, can find outside, or can salvage on the cheap. For those of us challenged in creating spaces that speak, she gives us tips, and for those Read More

Do you struggle with knowing what is your best yes?  Do you have a vision for where you want your life to go?  Successful businesses know what they value, know where they are headed, and can articulate it clearly.  We can do the same as individuals. On the podcast Mary Tomlinson, former Disney Executive and Read More

“ “They loved me back to life.” Sarah Thebarge knew what it was to feel alone. So when she met a Somali woman and her five daughters on a commuter train in Portland, OR she found an unexpected kindred sister. The story of their emerging friendship and Sarah’s battle with breast cancer draws parallels between Read More

Many of us confuse hospitality and entertaining.  We think that practicing hospitality equals a picture perfect table and gourmet food, and we end up feeling insecure and inadequate when our reality doesn’t match the magazine spreads.  But what if true welcome was more about servanthood than performance? In today’s interview, Jen Schmidt joins the sisterhood Read More

Patrice Gopo’s story takes her around the world and back. From Jamaica to the U.S. to South Africa with some Zimbabwe, Spain, and more thrown in, her ciruitous route is not just evidenced in her passport, but in her career path as well. We don’t want to give it away, but there is some romance Read More

Books, especially those that are well written and crafted, have power.  If we allow, they can shape our thinking, mold how we see the world, and impact how we interact with others.  When we read about true heroes, we learn how to become one.  When we watch a character weather challenges, we find out what Read More

“ “On the other side of our fear is our purpose.” Founder of the socially conscious fashion brand Noonday Collection, Jessica Honegger is a world changer by anyone’s standards. Though she has a built a business from scratch, she doesn’t always feel brave. Quite the opposite, she feels scared. But she does whatever is set Read More