24: Bethany Small - Learning to freely give her love away.

I chat with Bethany Small today on the show. Bethany has been married to her husband, Grant, for 7 years and is an incredible photographer who lives in Portland, Oregon! She's so talented my friends! Bethany shares her story about being diagnosed with Lyme Disease and their decision to become foster parents for the first time. You are just going to love her heart in this episode. 

Whether we have biological kids, or whether our children have come to our families through adoption, or whether our have children come into your home through foster care we are all just stewarding those babies and loving them for as long as the Lord allows us to. It's just so easy to forget that. We are all just shepherding these children to the best of our abilities. Our kids are not ours to begin with. They are the Lord’s. First and always. I know you are going to be so encouraged by these words today! 

Connect with Bethany
Website // IG // Facebook

My Spotify Worship Playlist

If you’re listening today and you’re pregnant I have created something just for you. My husband Jeff & I have created an online childbirth course just for you! I would be honored to be invited into your home to encourage and help you navigate your birth experience.  

Head on over to yourbestbirthcourse.com and enter the promo code: PODCAST at check out for 50$ off of the cost of the course. I can’t wait for you guys to get through this information.

Alright friend. If you’re a fan of the show and you’d like to show your support here’s what you can do:

  • You can SUBSCRIBE in your podcast app :)
  • You can leave a REVIEW on iTunes. These reviews really help others find the show!
  • You can go find me on Instagram @PERFECTLYWONDERFULLYMADE for updates and more goodies from me. 
  • You can always send me an email or message me on social media! I’d love to hear what you’re thinking about the show! alise@alisemarsh.com
  • You can tell your friends about the show! If you’ve been encouraged today, I would love it if  you would share the show with a friend you care about today!

Praying for you! See you next time :) 

xo, 

Alise

23: Gina Dizon - Becoming an intentional encourager.

Gina Dizon is my guest today on the Perfectly, Wonderfully Made Podcast! Gina is a wife to her husband, Eddy, and has 4 beautiful kids. She's one incredible mama, designer, real estate agent, and educator. She shares her birth stories with us today, and what her life looks like in this season as her kids are getting older and more independent. I love our conversation about enjoying the little everyday moments with your kiddos and learning to make intentional time for your spouse. For those of you with little people at home, you're going to love the encouragement in this episode! 

Melanie Dale's Podcast: Lighten Up

Connect with Gina // 
Facebook
Instagram

If you’re listening today and you’re pregnant I have created something just for you. My husband Jeff & I have created an online childbirth course just for you! I would be honored to be invited into your home to encourage and help you navigate your birth experience.  

Head on over to yourbestbirthcourse.com and enter the promo code: PODCAST at check out for 50$ off of the cost of the course. I can’t wait for you guys to get through this information.

Alright friend. If you’re a fan of the show and you’d like to show your support here’s what you can do:

  • You can SUBSCRIBE in your podcast app :)
  • You can leave a REVIEW on iTunes. These reviews really help others find the show!
  • You can go find me on Instagram @PERFECTLYWONDERFULLYMADE for updates and more goodies from me. 
  • You can always send me an email or message me on social media! I’d love to hear what you’re thinking about the show! alise@alisemarsh.com
  • You can tell your friends about the show! If you’ve been encouraged today, I would love it if  you would share the show with a friend you care about today!

Praying for you! See you next time :) 

xo, 

Alise

 

 

22: Catherine Floyd - The depths of His love for us.

I’m so excited for you to meet my friend Catherine Floyd today on the show! Catherine is a mama to three boys and 3 babies in Heaven. She’s married to her husband, Tom. You guys are going to love Catherine’s personality, her story, and her sweet laughter. Catherine has journeyed  through so much in her life and I know you guys are be so inspired by this woman. You might just find yourself laughing and crying in this episode. Catherine shares about her past abuse, being a single mama, getting married, loosing babies, and finding her rhythm in this season of her life. 

Catherine shares something with me, so sweet, and so special that I never knew about before. I love the precious gifts the Lord gives us through relationships.  I’m so amazed and how much Catherine has walked through and how she just proclaims the faithfulness of God. I’m just amazed as I talk with people on the show the richness and the depth of the Lord’s character that we get to learn about the Lord as we walk through seasons with the Lord.

If you’re listening today and you’re pregnant I have created something just for you. My husband Jeff & I have created an online childbirth course just for you! I would be honored to be invited into your home to encourage and help you navigate your birth experience.  

Head on over to yourbestbirthcourse.com and enter the promo code: PODCAST at check out for 50$ off of the cost of the course. I can’t wait for you guys to get through this information.

Alright friend. If you’re a fan of the show and you’d like to show your support here’s what you can do:

  • You can SUBSCRIBE in your podcast app :)
  • You can leave a REVIEW on iTunes. These reviews really help others find the show!
  • You can go find me on Instagram @PERFECTLYWONDERFULLYMADE for updates and more goodies from me. 
  • You can always send me an email or message me on social media! I’d love to hear what you’re thinking about the show! alise@alisemarsh.com
  • You can tell your friends about the show! If you’ve been encouraged today, I would love it if  you would share the show with a friend you care about today!

Praying for you! See you next time :) 

xo, 

Alise

21: Erika Bozhko - The sanctifying work of motherhood. Learning to slow down and be present in your season.

Hi friends! Spring has arrived in Washington this week. We wait all winter for spring in Washington. New life. New beginnings. And Yes, SUNSHINE. We come back to life… or maybe just me :) Today on the show I chat with my cute friend, Erika Bozhko. I met Erika when we were working on staff at a church together! Erika, just had her first baby 8 weeks ago! She's hilarious and so authentic. You're going to love our conversation. We chat about her unplanned Cesarean birth, life as a new mama, and the importance of community in motherhood. I know you're going to be so encouraged by her words today! 

Song: Not in a Hurry by Will Reagan

If you’re listening today and you’re pregnant I have created something just for you. My husband Jeff & I have created an online childbirth course just for you! I would be honored to be invited into your home to encourage and help you navigate your birth experience.  

Head on over to yourbestbirthcourse.com and enter the promo code: PODCAST at check out for 50$ off of the cost of the course. I can’t wait for you guys to get through this information.

Alright friend. If you’re a fan of the show and you’d like to show your support here’s what you can do:

  • You can SUBSCRIBE in your podcast app :)
  • You can leave a REVIEW on iTunes. These reviews really help others find the show!
  • You can go find me on Instagram @PERFECTLYWONDERFULLYMADE for updates and more goodies from me. 
  • You can always send me an email or message me on social media! I’d love to hear what you’re thinking about the show! alise@alisemarsh.com
  • You can tell your friends about the show! If you’ve been encouraged today, I would love it if  you would share the show with a friend you care about today!

Praying for you! See you next time :) 

xo, 

Alise

20: Katie Cowles - Stronger than she ever knew.

Today on the show my guest is Katie Cowles. Katie found me through instagram about 2 years ago and she hired me to doula for the birth of her baby! I’ve been so blessed to get to know Katie and her family over the last couple years. We recorded this episode back in the fall and I’m so excited to share it with you now! Katie is a NICU nurse, a mama to her son Oliver who is 17 months, and wife to her husband Cameron. She shares her story of having an unmedicated birth in the hospital setting after being induced. Katie shares about what it looked like for her to trust that everything was going to be okay, and believe she could birth her baby. You’re going to love this sweet mama! 

I loved when Katie shared about how giving birth to her son was one of the first times she realized she could be so strong. So much stronger than she ever knew. How true is that in those seasons of our lives when we are pressed and pushed we realize just how much is IN US. Motherhood is like a daily outpouring of ourselves. We give of ourselves. We nurture, we get up, we rise again, but the craziest part about it all, is that as we give the Lord pours back into us. We pour out ourselves and the Lord pours his identity into us. His strength into us. And slowly, ever so slowly we start to look more like him. It’s beautiful and brilliant and hard as hell all at the same time.

Connect with Katie on IG @katieaerial
If you would like to support Sarah Koch and her family, you can find out more my clicking HERE! 

MY ONLINE CHILDBIRTH COURSE IN NOW AVAILABLE!! 

I believe in you and in birth and our innate ability to have babies. I’m here to tell you the truth. To provide you with current, evidenced based information about childbirth, so that you can make the decisions that are best for you and your family and no one else. I believe that when families are informed and educated about their choices surrounding birth, their confidence increases, which provides them the foundation needed for a safe & satisfying birth experience. Remember, mama, you are stronger than you think you are. Everything you’ll need to have this baby, you already possess. You just might have to discover that it’s there. I’m just here to point you in the right direction. Head on over to yourbestbirthcourse.com to enroll and begin your journey! Use the promo code: PODCAST at check out for $50 OFF of your course. 

I would love to get to know you! Find me on IG @perfectlywonderfullymade and Facebook @yourbirthclass. It would mean so much to me if you would share the show with your friends & family. Email me anytime with your comments about the show alise@alisemarsh.com 

19: Nichole Gibbons - Choosing Faith Over Fear

My guest on the show today is Nichole Gibbons. Nichole is a mama to two adorable little boys and married to her husband Jordan. I met Nichole originally in the photography world through my husband and then got to know her better through our church. She’s a portrait photographer and also on staff at Foursquare Church in Puyallup as the Content Director. She’s pretty talented you guys. You’re going to have to go find her on social media. I chat about Nichole’s two birth stories, mom guilt, being called into ministry, and what it looks like for her to spend time with Jesus. 

Connect with Nichole on IG and her website http://www.nicholejordan.com/

My online childbirth course is LIVE!!! You can find my course at yourbestbirthcourse.com Head on over and learn more about how to have the best birth experience possible!

I would love to get to know you! Find me on IG @perfectlywonderfullymade and Facebook @yourbirthclass. It would mean so much to me if you would share the show with your friends & family. Email me anytime with your comments about the show alise@alisemarsh.com 

18: Jenna Urdiales - Braving the messy middle, holding onto hope until you get to joy.

I’m so excited for you guys to meet my friend, Jenna Urdiales today. Jenna & I became friends when we were both on staff at Puyallup Foursquare Church. Jenna is just amazing. There is no one like this woman. She’s hilarious. One of those friends you can cry with, cuss with, and laugh with. She is married to her husband, Phil and they have 2 beautiful little girls they live with in Florida and 1 sweet boy in Heaven. Jenna has a masters degree from SouthEastern University and is the director of Excel Preschool Academy in Florida. I’ll tell you a little secret too, she’s writing a book. And after you listen to our conversation you’re going to want to read it. We chat about grief, braving that messy middle part of your life, and hope in a God will never fail us. It's a good one. 

Jenna's Blog: https://eightsixthirteen.com/
Jenna's Favorite Bath Bombs

My online childbirth course is coming to you all soon! We will be ready to launch in just a couple weeks, and my followers will get first access to the course! Head on over to my website alisemarsh.com and check out the promo!  

I would love to get to know you! Find me on IG @perfectlywonderfullymade and Facebook @yourbirthclass. It would mean so much to me if you would share the show with your friends & family. Email me anytime with your comments about the show alise@alisemarsh.com 

17: Erin Tangen - You are enough. Learning to do less, so that God can do more.

Today on the show I chat with my friend Erin Tangen. I met Erin this last fall when we went to Malibu, the Young Life Camp in Canada, for Women’s Weekend. Erin is one of those “fun moms.” You know the kind. The kind of mom that is up for adventure at any time, loves to be creative, and has a passion for learning. She has been married to her husband, Sean, for 22 years. They have 2 kids ages 9 & 11. Erin & her husband have been in full time ministry for 15 years with Young Life. We chat about homeschooling, big moves, having babies, and a life in ministry as a mama.

Erin's favorite book right now: 
Meg Meeker - Strong Mothers, Strong Songs

What I'm reading right now: 
Melanie Dale - It's Not Fair: Learning to Love the Life You Didn't Choose. 

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My online childbirth course is coming to you all soon! We will be ready to launch in just a couple months, and my followers will get first access to the course! Head on over to my website alisemarsh.com and check out the promo! 

I would love to get to know you! Find me on IG @perfectlywonderfullymade and Facebook @yourbirthclass. It would mean so much to me if you would share the show with your friends & family. Email me anytime with your comments about the show alise@alisemarsh.com