Dishes & Doctrine Podcast


  • Episode 1: Who do you think you are?   This is the 1st in our series, No Other Gospel, which highlights some of the major themes in Galatians. The thoughts in this podcast focus on Galatians 1 and our authority and identity in Christ.

  • Episode 2: Playing Favorites   This episode is Part 2 in a series from the book of Galatians. We look at the infamous icon of the high school lunch table and what that has to do with our worth in Christ!

  •  Episode 3: Geometry Proofs  This is part 3 of our series in Galatians, No Other Gospel. We dig into chapter 3 to find an argument from Paul that leads to the conclusion and reminder of our position as heirs in Christ!

  • Episode 4: Lookin' Good  What do Aquanet hairspray and the gospel have in common? Part 4 in Galatians: No Other Gospel expounds on themes from chapters 4-5.

  • Episode 5: A Little Leaven  This is the final episode in Galatians: No Other Gospel. We discuss the context of this much-used phrase in Christianity.

  • Episode 6: The Audio Blog is Here to Stay (an introduction) It may be strange to introduce myself on the 6th episode, but I'll explain why and share some of my passion for the Dishes & Doctrine Audio Blog.

  • Episode 7: Reset Button Have you ever started a day only to realize that you need to start it all over again? The gospel gives us the hope of a restart anytime!

  • Episode 8: Steadfast Love  Are you in one of life's storms today? I review the new book, Steadfast Love, by Lauren Chandler in this episode.

  • Episode 9: Constant   Any woman who has been mothering for any length of time (even 24 hours) can identify with this word. We discuss how we deal with our inconsistencies in the constant job of Mom as we look at the unchanging nature of our God.

  • Episode 10: A Call for Joyful Moms (and Christians) Motherhood and life in general are hard! How do we stop complaining about it and where do we get the motivation?  In this podcast, I reference this skit! It's worth the watch!  Bob Newhart - "Stop It"

  • Episode 11: Should I Teach My Kids about Hell?  This can be an intimidating topic for many of us! Is the doctrine of Hell important when teaching our kids about the gospel?

  • Episode 12: When Easter Sunday is Like Every Other Day  These are some thoughts I processed last year after a chaotic Easter Sunday Morning. How does the gospel apply to even disappointing days like this?

  • Episode 13: To the Weary Mom   Are you a weary mom? Did you know that you may have something in common with an Israelite high priest? This episode will encourage you to rest in Christ's finished work for you!

  • Episode 14: Blotch   Do you struggle in your confidence to share the gospel with your kids? Resources like the new book, Blotch: A Tale of Forgiveness and Grace by Andy Addis can help!

  • Episode 15: Where to Turn When You're Out of Strength Energy drinks and pre-workout snacks give us energy for physical exercise, but where do we find the strength to run our spiritual race?

  • Episode 16: No Time for Quiet Time  A mom's schedule is busy and unpredictable. This episode gives a few practical tips that will help you carve out time for God in the midst of it all!

  • Episode 17: Spiritual Sticky Notes  I'm ridiculously forgetful especially in my walk with God! I need constant reminders of His faithfulness even in the small things!

  • Episode 18: Three Political Thoughts from a Non-political Mom I'm usually not super politically involved, but this election season has changed that! Here are a few of my thoughts in the midst of this campaign craziness!

  • Episode 19: Praying Together {a review} In this episode, I take a little time to review the new book by Megan Hill, Praying Together. To purchase your own copy head to Amazon or Crossway.

  • Episode 20: Clinging to the Pillars of the Gospel in the Waves of Life Learning to apply to the gospel to everyday trials can seem overwhelming. We'll talk about three main truths to cling to in those waves of life.

  • Episode 21: 11 Years of Marriage {and why I need my husband less} My husband and I are different people than we were 11 years ago. The gospel is a huge part of that transformation. I'm continuing to learn how Jesus' work affects my role as a wife!

  • Episode 22: Training Wheels {and why the believer doesn't need them} This is my first episode after a summer break! There are spiritual reminders even on family bike rides. I share some thoughts learned from my son'Es training wheels this summer.

  • Episode 23: Fresh Out of Amazing {a review}  I had the special opportunity to review my friend Stacey's brand new book (September 2016). Get a sneak peek at what's in it and my thoughts on her words.  Order your own copy on Amazon.

  • Episode 24: Rage Room {what do do with all that anger} Some days leave me defeated and angry. As believers, how do we approach our anger problem? Is a rage room the answer?

  • Episode 25: On Cat Naps & Good Works Find out how a pre-supper cat nap reminded me of how God views our good works through Christ.

  • Episode 26: Headache-free Bible Study for Children Do your young children struggle to have a personal Bible study time especially if they can't read yet? Here are a few things that have worked well for us recently!

  • Episode 27: Why Brokenness Matters Brokenness is everywhere! We struggle with internal sin and the effects of others sin around us. If it's so rampant, what should we do with it? Ignore it? Embrace it? This episode discusses what brokenness means to us as believers!

  • Episode 28: Humble Roots {a review & giveaway} Every once in awhile I stumble across words that are beautifully written, simply profound, and poignantly honest. The new book, Humble Roots, by Hannah Anderson is full of such writing. This episode includes my thoughts and instructions on getting a copy for yourself!

  • Episode 29: Radical Humility: Thoughts on Biblical Submission What does submission look like for a Christian wife? Is submission a dirty word?  Recently my husband asked me to share a few thoughts with the ladies of our church on the gigantic topic of submission and I'm sharing those ideas with you!

  • Episode 30: Snickers the Horse and Exciting News In this episode, I share about my 1st AND 2nd big writing projects! I'm so excited to share my new book with you, I'm Fine: Discovering His Completeness in my Shortcomings.

  • Episode 31: She Reads Truth {a review} What do we cling to in a world that is shaky and uncertain? This episode includes my thoughts on the awesome new book, She Reads Truth.

  • Episode 32: On Fevers and Advent Simply sharing some thoughts as we head into the Advent season.

  • Episode 33: One Dollar Bill {a Christmas Reflection} A $1 bill acted as a beautiful reminder of the gospel to me last week!! Enjoy the last episode of 2016!

  • Episode 34: The Weight of Waiting There's no denying that waiting is hard, but if we inspect the endless moments more closely, we may find growth and maturity sprouting in unexpected places. Thanks for listening to the 1st episode of 2017!

  • Episode 35: What Do You Believe? Our son recently competed in a Bible quizzing competition and it left me with some thoughts about my own spiritual disciplines and their affect on my everyday life.

  • Episode 36: Impossible Joy Does true joy seem impossible? How do we rejoice in our sufferings? This episode shares the often missing bridge between the two.

  • Episode 37: When the World Doesn't Need Your Voice Social media is loud! Could it be that it doesn't necessarily need my voice too?

  • Episode 38: Messy Beautiful Friendship This episode is a little different! It's my thoughts on the brand new book from Christine Hoover called Messy Beautiful Friendship (Also, I totally called the book Beautiful Messy Friendship at the beginning! Oops!)

  • Episode 39: Rainy Day Reflections It's been one of those kinds of months. Our home has felt more like a prison than a haven. Could it be that we as a family have forgotten the gospel?

  • Episode 40: Losing My Mind to Save My Body I can still hear the words of my friend who told me I wasn't quite skinny enough. Weight easily morphed into an idol, one that I am still struggling with today. I share some thoughts about the new body we as believers can look forward to one day!!

  • Episode 41: When the Hard Road is the Best Road Homeschooling is the hardest thing I have ever done. I rejoice in another completed year and reflect on the hard road that God is using to conform me to the image of Christ.
  • Episode 42: Glory in the Ordinary {a review}  In this episode, I share a new chores system that has been working for us so far this summer and I review a GREAT new book by Courtney Reissig called Glory in the Ordinary!    Buy a copy here on Amazon.
  • Episode 43: Slow Growing Does your growth as a believer ever feel incredibly slow? Me too! I'm learning that it's exactly how growth is supposed to work!
  • Episode 44: Peeling Wallpaper and Vulnerability  I had a really interesting experience in New Hampshire that reminded me of our desire for vulnerability.
  • Episode 45: Why Every Mom Should Study Revelation I can think of at least three reasons! Seriously, Revelation has been life-changing for me recently! This episode shares why.
  • Episode 46: The Work of Rest  I am tired. It's been this way for a while now, and I think God is showing me the root of my restlessness.
  • Episode 47: How Long? Christmas is full of expectancy and it can help us teach our kids one of the most important themes of Scripture.  In this episode:  Everyday Hope by Katie Orr
  • Episode 48: Remembering to Stop  Some thoughts on a weak area in my spiritual life as we head into a new year.  In this episode:  John Piper Video
  • Episode 49: Scavenger Hunts and How Can it Be?  It seemed like a good idea, but I was wrong! A simple scavenger hunt became an afternoon of work and what it reminded me about Jesus!
  • Episode 50: Proof  The Great British Baking Show reminds me of a lesson that I continue to learn in this new year.
  • Episode 51: The One Thing I am a Martha, but I desperately want to be a Mary. Could it be that it's not a struggle between being two separate people, but operating in two separate mindsets?
  • Episode 52: The Two Sides of Simple What does simplicity mean to you? Is it essential for the health of our families and abundance of our spiritual lives? I think so! 
  • Episode 53: The Good, the Bad, and the Mundane January 2019 was a metaphor for my life! I share some lessons God is teaching me as we head into a new year with new struggles. 
  • Episode 54: No Condemnation Self-condemnation is a daily occurance in my life. The shortcomings, failures, and sin of my heart are very real things and deserve punishment from a holy God. Why wouldn't I struggle with this guilt? Enter Romans 8:1