The Godmother

Welcome to The Godmother podcast! Lisa Bevere believes every woman not only needs a godmother, but she can also be one. A godmother is someone who watches over us and transforms our seasons of hardship into triumph. Godmothers are those who recognize the gaps in our lives and call us higher. They see opportunities for growth, provide answers, and call out unrealized potential. Listen in as Lisa seeks to connect the goddaughters with the godmothers and watch how God uses relationships to bridge these gaps in our lives.

It's Time to Excel with Jennifer Allwood

Thu, 16 Jun 2022 10:00:00 +0000

Have you ever felt ashamed of your desire to make money? Or afraid of what other people will think of you when you finally step out and do what God has put in your heart to do? It's easy to let fear hold us back from our God-given destinies, but I believe it is your time to be released to step forward in confidence!

I'm so excited to host the marvelously talented Jennifer Allwood! She is known for her books like Get Unstuck and Stay Unstuck and Covering Your Business in Prayer. She is recognized by Forbes as one of the world's best business coaches, and I'm honored to have her pour into you today! Prepare to be permitted to excel in your calling and so much more!

Rhythms of Rest with Rebekah Lyons

Thu, 2 Jun 2022 10:00:00 +0000

Do you find yourself wearing busyness like a badge of honor? In today’s society, we pride ourselves on to-do lists that create a sense of self-worth. But the truth is busy behavior is usually a byproduct of the things we’re trying to avoid.

What if you created space for yourself to enjoy rest and learn the art of casting your cares? Many things hide behind restlessness, but God calls us to lay them down. Throughout scripture, we find that if we do not choose rest, it will choose us.

God wants us to trust him as we move through life, but we sell ourselves short when we live as if everything depends on us.

In today’s episode, I have the honor of hosting the remarkable Rebekah Lyons, author of Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose. If you've ever struggled with feeling weighed down by anxiety, stress, fatigue, and discouragement, I think you'll be blessed by this conversation. I can’t wait for you to listen in!

You can connect with Rebekah on Instagram @rebekahlyons

The World of the Generous Gets Larger and Larger with Rachel Cruze

Thu, 19 May 2022 10:00:00 +0000

Is it hard to believe that God has a plan for your. . . money? Finances often represent an area of deep personal and marital struggle. But, the truth is, if we learn to do money God's way and follow proven biblical principles, we can move from a place of weakness and confusion to a place of strength and clarity! Today on the Godmother podcast, join me and Rachel Cruze, author of Smart Money Smart Kids, as we discuss the benefits of generosity, the freedom of being debt-free, and how to leave a lasting legacy with your money!

You can connect with Rachel on Instagram @rachelcruze

How You Can Inspire True Courage with Annie F. Downs

Thu, 5 May 2022 10:00:00 +0000

Often we feel we are waiting on God to reveal His big plans for our lives—but what if God has something incredible for you right where you already are? Sometimes, following God's call doesn't look like moving across the pond but simply living with intentionality and surrender in the here and now. Our culture is living in an unprecedented epidemic of anxiety, but we can live each day as part of the greater reality God has invited us into.

On this episode of The Godmother podcast, I'm so excited to bring you a powerful conversation with my friend and fellow author and podcaster Annie F. Downs! She'll be unpacking the essential attribute to fulfilling God's dreams for you and your kiddos—bravery.

Are you ready to answer the call? Tune in to join the conversation!

Annie F. Downs is an American author, public speaker, and podcaster. She is known for writing Christian daily devotionals and for her podcast, That Sounds Fun. You can connect with Annie on Instagram @anniefdowns 

Knowing God’s Faithfulness with Jaime Cross

Thu, 21 Apr 2022 10:00:00 +0000

Some dreams keep us up at night. We spend precious time tossing and turning asking ourselves if we’re ever going to go after the things God has put in our hearts? Many women will relate to this familiar ache, knowing they are sitting on untapped potential but unsure where to begin—or when. Though taking the first steps toward the dreams God has placed in you can seem daunting, one thing is clear: we are living in a great awakening full of ministry and entrepreneurship that’s coming from women! If you feel God has more for you, then it’s time to get busy stewarding what God has already put in your hands right now. Today on the podcast, I have the honor of talking with the pure-hearted Jaime Cross. Lean in while we undertake a conversation about God’s faithfulness to the desires of our hearts.

You can connect with Jaime on Instagram at @jaimecrossofficial

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Unexpected Blessings with Roma Downey

Thu, 7 Apr 2022 10:00:00 +0000

Is life just a set of random circumstances and coincidences, or is God's hand at work in the mess of it all? When life becomes hard, unpredictable, or unfair, it can be difficult to see God's blessings and cultivate a heart of gratitude. However, there is nothing greater than experiencing God in the monotony and familiarity of the day-to-day.

Today, on the Godmother Podcast, I'm joined by my good friend Roma Downey. We'll be diving into her newest book Unexpected Blessings—a conversation that I believe will help you open your eyes to see God's hand at work in your life.

You may know Roma Downey from her years on Television starring in Touched by an Angel. While she loves acting she and her husband Mark Burnett own a production company called LightWorkers Media. They released the mini-series The Bible on the History channel and the movie, The Son of God. Her latest projects have been authoring her book A Box of Butterflies, and her newest book Unexpected Blessings releasing this easter. While she is a multi-talented woman, you’ll love hearing her heart for God and her family, more on the podcast.

How Christians Can Navigate the Gender Conversation with Preston Sprinkle

Thu, 24 Mar 2022 10:00:00 +0000

We live in a time when people are desperate for answers about same-sex attraction, gender dysphoria, and the evolving trans community. When it comes to these difficult topics, Christians often run or react in fear when the world needs truth in love.

Today, on The Godmother podcast, I have a returning friend and guest, Preston Sprinkle, author of Embodied: Transgender Identities, the Church, and What the Bible Has to Say, joining the conversation to discuss some of the most jarring questions pressing society today.

*   What is the LGBTQ community?

*   What makes “Trans” unique?

*   How do we talk to our children about gender?

*   How do we compassionately engage with those struggling with gender dysphoria?

*   How do we avoid canned answers and engage with those who are struggling in an empathetic and meaningful way?

Preston is a voice preparing the church to lead in love. His resources will help our conversations to result in understanding and truth, not allowing ourselves to give thin answers to fit questions.

Do you have a friend or family who could use this encouragement today? You can connect with Preston on Instagram at @preston.sprinkle Grab a copy of His new book, “Embodied” here.

Restoring Healthy Intimacy with Debra Fileta

Thu, 10 Mar 2022 11:00:00 +0000

Let’s talk about sex! Wait, did I just say that? Yes, I did! As taboo as the church has made this conversation, the importance of talking about a healthy and beautiful sex life remains. In my early married years, God showed me that I had awakened my “love” in the realm of lust and that I must lull the sexual nightmares back to sleep so I could awaken in the realm of true love. Join me and my friend Debra Fileta as we unpack some of the most important ideas related to Married Sex. We often hear about all of the things that hinder us in this area but restoring a sense of normalcy to the topic of cultivating connection is of equal importance to the latter. In this episode, you’ll hear many of the concepts from Debra’s book, along with:

*   Shedding light on the things that get in the way of intimacy

*   Addressing core beliefs about sex

*   Establishing healthy communication and frequencies by learning to ask the right questions

*   The hallmark of a healthy sex life

We are so thankful for Debra taking a stance and shedding light on this topic!

You can connect with Debra on Instagram at @debrafileta

Grab a copy of Debra’s new book “Married Sex: A Christian Couple's Guide to Reimagining Your Love Life” here.

Find Your People with Jennie Allen

Thu, 24 Feb 2022 11:00:00 +0000

People are lonelier today than ever before. 

In a world that increasingly looks for connection online, have we lost our ability to connect face-to-face?

Let’s be honest, friendships and relationships can be tough, and there are a million excuses why they fall by the wayside — we’re busy, we don’t have the time, we just haven’t found our people yet…

The truth is that none of these excuses are good enough. God created us for connection and community.

Today on the podcast, I am joined by my friend Jennie Allen as we discuss how to find your people, and live a more connected life in the context of community.

In this episode, Jennie shares:

—How to find your people

—How loneliness is the silent killer

—God’s plan for community

—The right boundaries to set in relationships

—The power of vulnerability in community

I hope as you listen to this episode you feel empowered to find the people you’re meant to do life with!

Do you have a friend who could use this encouragement today? Feel free to share this episode with her!

You can connect with Jennie on Instagram at @jennieallen.

Grab a copy of Jennie’s new book “Find Your People: Building Deep Community in a Lonely World” here.

Showing up on YouTube & Telling Your Story with Heather Torres

Thu, 10 Feb 2022 11:00:00 +0000

It’s no secret that the past couple years have been a challenge to so many. Between pandemic fears, a charged political climate, and more challenges than ever inside and outside of the church, our culture is navigating some crazy circumstances.

On this season of The Godmother podcast, I’m bringing on people who are navigating these challenging seasons well. We’ll have guests from many sectors of society — from business & entrepreneurship, to church, to leadership, to experts navigating current cultural conversations — I can’t wait for you to hear these interviews and meet some of our upcoming guests.

To start off season three, I want to introduce you to my friend Heather Torres. 🥳

Heather is a wife, homeschooling mom, entrepreneur, YouTube creator, and COO of Think Media. She has a passion for teaching people how to show up on social media and monetize their hobbies on YouTube!

In this episode, Heather shares:

—How to get started on YouTube and start monetizing your passions

—How she and her husband radically encountered God and converted from Mormonism to Christianity

—The importance of sharing your story in social spaces

—How to overcome fears and move forward in courage

I hope as you listen to this episode you feel encouraged to start sharing your own story — it’s powerful!

Do you have a friend who could use this encouragement today? Feel free to share this episode with her!

You can find Heather on YouTube at and on Instagram at @mrsheathertorres. You can also get more information about the work she’s doing with Think Media at

A Life Steeped in Gratitude and Strategy with Erin Weidemann

Thu, 20 May 2021 10:00:00 +0000

What an amazing season it’s been talking all things motherhood on The Godmother podcast!

I’m so excited to have my friend Erin Weidemann join me for this final episode of season two. Erin is a wife, mom, author, minister, cancer survivor, and so much more! Her story is one of hope, purpose, and perseverance. She truly lives a life steeped in gratitude and strategy.

In this episode, Erin shares:

—The importance of speaking life over your parenting abilities

—How her journey with cancer punctuated her story and changed the trajectory of her life

—The importance of getting in God’s Word as a parent

—How to teach your young girls about female role models in Scripture

—The power of “owning your influence” as a wife and mom

I hope as you listen to this episode you feel challenged to parent with purpose and encouraged that you’re doing better than you know!

Do you have a mama-friend who could use this encouragement today? Feel free to share this episode with her!

Thank you for joining me along on this ride of season two, and stay tuned for all the fun things coming for season three of The Godmother podcast!

You can connect with Erin on Instagram at @erin.weidemann and @truthbecomesher.

For more resources on parenting, dive into my Moms of Men course today on the MessengerX app at NO COST to you 💕

Looking for information on Bible Belles? Visit For more information on Erin’s Heroic Homeschooler course, visit

Graced for Motherhood with Amy Groeschel

Thu, 6 May 2021 10:00:00 +0000

How do we weather the storms of motherhood?

While motherhood is extremely rewarding, I think we can all agree it’s more challenging than we could have imagined. The truth is, the only way we make it through the storms of motherhood is by God’s grace. I can’t think of a better person to unpack this with on the podcast than my friend, Pastor Amy Groeschel.

Amy Groeschel a wife, mother, and co-founding pastor (alongside her husband, Craig) of Life.Church. I can’t wait for you to hear as she shares from her own experiences about how God graces us for the season we’re in and all the beautiful and sometimes messy moments that come along the way.

In this episode, Amy shares:

—What it is to be a steward of our children and family

—How to operate in the grace God gives for specific seasons of our lives

—How to ask for help in the midst of motherhood

—The power of praying for the lost

I hope as you listen to this episode that you feel permission to ask for help when you need it and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is gracing you for the season you’re in!

Do you have a mama-friend who could use this encouragement today? Feel free to share this episode with her!

You can connect with Amy on Instagram at @amygroeschel or on her podcast The Messy Table.

For more resources on parenting, dive into my Moms of Men course today on the MessengerX app at NO COST to you 💕

From Pro-Life to Pro-Love with Amy Ford

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000

How should we be approaching the pro-life conversation as the church?

While this is a topic so many people are passionate about, it’s also a conversation that so many people in our culture feel unprepared to have. And it’s not just about having the conversation — how do we love the people in our worlds who are making or who have already walked the road of making this decision? Today we’re unpacking this on the podcast with my friend Amy Ford.

Amy Ford is a wife, mother, and founder of the pro-life organization Embrace Grace. I can’t wait for you to hear as she shares her powerful story of choosing life when she found herself unexpectedly pregnant at 19, and how that decision has opened the door to care for women nationwide who find themselves in similar positions.

In this episode, Amy shares:

—her own story of choosing life for her unborn son

—how the church can better care for women who find themselves with unexpected pregnancies

—how God has redemption, hope, and a plan for EVERY person — even those who have had abortions

—why being “pro-love” is even more powerful than being pro-life

I hope this episode equips you to care for those in your life who have walked this road. And if you have walked this road yourself, I hope you listen and know that God has redemption, hope, and a future for you!

Do you know someone who could use this encouragement today? Feel free to share this episode with her!

You can connect with Amy and get involved with the work Embrace Grace is doing on Instagram at @amyfordeg and @embracegraceinc or on the Embrace Grace website at

For more resources on parenting, dive into my Moms of Men course today on the MessengerX app at NO COST to you 💕

Books discussed in today’s episode:

-Godmothers, by: Lisa Bevere —

-Help Her Be Brave, by: Amy Ford — 

Parenting Through the Unimaginable with Kayla Stoecklein

Thu, 8 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000

How do you begin to rebuild when your life falls apart? And not just rebuild, but rebuild beautifully?

I can’t imagine a better person to dive into this topic on the podcast with than my friend, Kayla Stoecklein. When Kayla’s husband Andrew unexpectedly passed away in August of 2018, Kayla found herself in circumstances she never imagined—a newly single mom of three young boys, desperately trying to pick up the pieces of their lives.

Kayla’s mission to rebuild beautiful has inspired so many who find themselves in the midst of pain and circumstances they never saw coming, and her unwavering belief that “God’s Got This” has encouraged thousands of people around the world.

In this episode, Kayla shares about:

—losing her husband to suicide

—navigating single motherhood unexpectedly

—what she’s learned about mental health over the past couple of years

—practical steps to rebuilding your life beautifully

—how to trust God when life takes unexpected turns

I hope this episode encourages you that you CAN rebuild beautiful—even in the midst of life’s most unimaginable pain. Do you have a mom-friend who’s walking through circumstances she never saw coming? Feel free to share this episode with her!

For more resources on parenting, dive into my Moms of Men course today on the MessengerX app at NO COST to you 💕

You can connect with Kayla on Instagram at @kaylasteck!

Books discussed in this episode:

-Fear Gone Wild, by: Kayla Stoecklein —

-Godmothers, by: Lisa Bevere —

Hope as a Weapon with Ebie Hepworth

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 10:00:00 +0000

How do you keep your hopes up when you feel like your dreams have been crushed?

So many women are walking the hard road of infertility, miscarriage, or caretaking for children with disabilities—struggles they never anticipated or were prepared to face. If this is you, take heart and know this: you CAN keep your hopes up in God even when the unimaginable happens. Today we’re unpacking this on the podcast with my friend, Ebie Hepworth.

Ebie Hepworth is a wife, leader, and mom of four miracle kids. I can’t wait for you to hear as she shares her powerful story of hope and God’s faithfulness in the midst of unexpected challenges and suffering.

In this episode, Ebie shares:

—her unexpected struggle with miscarriage & infertility

—how to use hope as a weapon to fight the battles that life brings

—how adoption was woven into the fabric of her family’s story

—the keys to suffering and sharing well

I hope this episode encourages you to keep going and use hope as a weapon—even if you’re walking through a struggle you never saw coming. Do you have a mom-friend who could use a little encouragement today? Feel free to share this episode with her!

For more resources on parenting, dive into my Moms of Men course today on the MessengerX app at NO COST to you — 💕

You can connect with Ebie on Instagram at @ebiehepworth!

And don’t forget: you can grab a copy of Lisa’s latest book “Godmothers: Why You Need One. How to Be One.” here: 

Raising Strong & Kind Kids with Korie Robertson

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000

How do you raise strong & kind kids?

So many moms know that strength and kindness are foundational characteristics for their kids’ lives, but have no clue where to start when it comes to instilling them. Today we’re unpacking this on the podcast with my friend, Korie Robertson.

Korie Robertson is a wife, mother, grandmother, author, and TV personality known best for her family’s TV show on A&E, Duck Dynasty. I’m excited for you to hear from Korie today as she shares about the challenges of raising kids in and out of the spotlight.

In this episode, Korie shares:

—how adoption is woven into the story of her family

—the value of inviting feedback from your kids into parenting

—the importance of getting to know your kids’ friends

—the keys to raising strong & kind kids

I hope this episode encourages you in whatever season of life or parenting you find yourself! Do have a mom-friend who could use a little encouragement today? Feel free to share this episode with her!

P.S. For more resources on parenting, dive into my Moms of Men course today on the MessengerX app at NO COST to you  here: 

You can connect with Korie on Instagram at @bosshogswife and grab a copy of her book “Strong and Kind: Raising Kids of Character” today on Amazon!

Overcoming Deep Wounds & Receiving God’s Love with Pastor Maria Durso

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 11:00:00 +0000

Have you ever struggled to receive God’s love? We’re unpacking this today on The Godmother podcast with my personal godmother, Pastor Maria Durso.

Pastor Maria is a powerhouse mother, wife, grandmother, pastor, and minister. Her story is one of incredible redemption and triumph, a true testimony to the power of God’s love.

In this episode, Pastor Maria shares:

—her story of motherlessness, trauma, abuse, and how God intervened in the midst of her pain

—how she learned to receive God’s love

—how to pray powerful prayers over your kids

—the roles of younger women and older women in the church

Whatever your story may be, God wants to meet you in the midst of it. He is faithful to heal your wounds, redeem your pain, and rewrite your story in a way that empowers you to move forward in strength.

You can connect with Pastor Maria on Instagram at @mariadurso129 or on her website at!

Books mentioned in today’s show:

—Ageless, by: Maria Durso

—From Your Head to Your Heart, by: Maria Durso

Laughing Our Way Through Life & Motherhood with Lisa Harper

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 11:00:00 +0000

Season two of The Godmother Podcast is here and we are tackling all things MOTHERHOOD 💕

I’m so excited to have one of my favorite people on the show today to help me kick off season 2—Lisa Harper!

If there’s one thing mamas could use it’s a little encouragement! I believe this episode will empower all moms to walk in their God-given purpose and enjoy the laughs along the way!

In this episode, Lisa Harper shares:

—her adoption journey as a single woman

—how to navigate single parenthood

—some hilarious stories from quarantine

—why she wrote her latest devotional—LIFE: An Obsessively Grateful, Undone by Jesus, Genuinely Happy, and Not Faking it Through the Hard Stuff Kind of 100-Day Devotional

—the books and tv shows she’s currently hooked on

Tune in here to join the fun and feel free to share with your mom friends who might need a good laugh today! I’m so excited to have you along for the ride on season two of The Godmother Podcast!

You can connect with Lisa Harper on Instagram at @lisadharper or on her website at! And grab a copy of her brand new devotional—LIFE: An Obsessively Grateful, Undone by Jesus, Genuinely Happy, and Not Faking it Through the Hard Stuff Kind of 100-Day Devotional—here:!


Books mentioned in today’s show:

—The Mission of God’s People, by: Christopher Wright

—Till We Have Faces, by: C.S. Lewis

—Spirit Hermeneutics: Reading Scripture in Light of Pentecost, by: Craig Keener

How to Stop Striving and Find Freedom for Your Inner World with Alex Seeley

Thu, 10 Dec 2020 11:00:00 +0000

So many people in our culture today feel the pressure to strive and achieve what they feel like God has charged them to do. In this conversation I sit down with my good friend Alex Seeley, Lead Pastor of The Belonging Co. church in Nashville, Tennessee, to discuss what it looks like to strip away these mindsets that hold us back.

Alex powerfully shares about her experience growing up with an eating disorder, how to tend to your inner world, and ultimately what it looks like to find true freedom in Christ in whatever areas of our lives we are kept in bondage.

As you listen to this last episode of season 1 of The Godmother, I hope you feel liberated to strip away whatever is holding you back and cultivate a greater intimacy with God than ever before!

You can connect with Alex on Instagram at @AlexSeeley or on The Belonging Co.’s website at