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Choosing Simple

46 EpisodesProduced by Amy K. FewellWebsite

Modern day life can be hard to navigate. But even a simple homestead life can be, well, not so simple. In the Choosing Simple podcast, author, mama, and homesteader, Amy K. Fewell of The Fewell Homestead, talks about embracing raw emotions, and real life, in moments of motherhood, womanhood, and her… read more

46 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

S4 E1: FEAR NOT | Turning Away From Social Fear

February 10th, 2023


In a world of fear based influencers and influence, it's time to turn away from social fear. Learn more in this week's episode.

Psalm 46:2 -- Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall …

S3E7: Non-Linear Healthcare | What You Should Know to Heal Your Body

November 23rd, 2022


When something is wrong with our body, we often goto a doctor. But healthcare isn't linear. In fact, there are specialists like chiropractors and …

S3 E6: Embracing Homesteading Sub-Communities + The "Poverty" Mindset

November 1st, 2022


Homesteading is a currently a major movement in America and beyond. And while the greater homesteading description is "to live a more sustainable life", there are sub communities of homesteaders within that greater …

S3 E5: Herbs You Need for the "End of the World"

October 1st, 2022


In this episode we talk about a list of 20 or so herbs that you absolutely need in your apothecary for an "end of the world" scenario. What do you do …

S3 E4: Unique Things You May Need During the "Apocalypse"

September 1st, 2022


We all know that we need rice, beans, and a prepper pantry. But what about some of the off the cuff things you may not think about—the unique items? In this video I talk about some of the unique items you may not have …

S3 E3: The Episode About Kids | At the Pace of the Children

August 25th, 2022


In this episode we're talking all about kids. Are they supposed to adapt to us, or are we supposed to adapt to them? Are kids an inconvenience? What's with all the kids gadgets that try to make life easier? Let's talk …

S3 E2: Did God REALLY Say That? | The Story of Adam and Eve

August 5th, 2022


Modern theologians and christians like to state that Eve "usurped" her role as a woman and wife when it comes to the serpent and the fruit. But the …

S3 E1: When God Speaks to Us | The Story of Our New House

August 2nd, 2022


Do you believe that God still speaks to us through His Holy Spirit? In this episode, I talk about how we found our brand new homestead, and how …

S2 E6: Is Herbalism Witchcraft? And Other Christian Herb Questions

June 17th, 2021


I get this all the time—herbalism is witchcraft, or, if it's not, it will send you down that path. If it's not that statement, then it's "if you believe in herbalism then you aren't relying on God." In this episode we …

S2 E5: Forgiveness Requires Forgetting | Choosing Simple

June 3rd, 2021


Do you have some leftover bitterness or unforgiveness in your heart? Is there something holding you back from your full potential within …

S2 E4: The Gardener's Apprentice | When the Garden Teaches

May 7th, 2021


We have been constantly trying to get back to "the garden" ever since we were banished from Eden. But what we may not realize is that God still speaks to us through the garden. In this episode, I'm sharing with you what …

S2 E3: How America Gets the Proverbs 31 Woman Wrong

February 26th, 2021


Westernized culture often leads women to believe that they should be barefoot, at home, quiet, and oppressed in many situations. I hear it often, …

S2 E2: Has God Forgotten America?

January 18th, 2021


As a Christian, these times in America may seem a little chaotic. The common question is, "will God forget America"? And my not so common answer my …

S2 E1: Purpose and Vision In 2021 | Choosing Your 2021 Word | Guest: Ann Accetta-Scott

January 8th, 2021


Have you chosen your word for 2021 yet? In this episode, we talk about what our words for 2021 are, how we came to those words, and how we're finding peace and rest in the new year. Join Amy and guest, Ann …

E8: Redeeming Your Home for the Holidays | The Great Shepherd | Guest: Casey of Deerly Woven

December 21st, 2020


This week my friend Casey, from the Deerly Woven podcast, joined me as we talked about Christmas and why the shepherds were the first to hear about Jesus' birth. Sometimes God uses the people we expect the least from, …

E7: Redeeming Your Home for the Holidays | Choosing Joy in the Everyday (and Unexpected) Mundane | Guest: Joy Perrett of Adventure Acres

December 14th, 2020


Joy isn't just an emotion, it's often a choice. How can we choose joy during some of the hardest times of our lives? Especially during Christmas. In this episode, Joy Perrett of Adventure Acres joins me as we walk …

E6: Redeeming Your Home for the Holidays | Christmas Decor Without Expectations| Guest Lisa Bass from Farmhouse on Boone

December 7th, 2020


This week, Lisa Bass from Farmhouse on Boone is joining me to talk about holiday decorations without expectations. We talk about utilizing the great …

E5: Redeeming Your Home for the Holidays | Christmas Without Chaos—A Minimalist Christmas | Guest Jamerrill Stewart

November 30th, 2020


This week I have guest Jamerrill Stewart with me, as we walk through how you can have Christmas without all the chaos—with a large family or a small family! We'll talk tips and tricks, our own family traditions, gift …

E4: Redeeming Your Home for the Holidays | Being Thankful Through It All | Guest Michelle Barringer

November 23rd, 2020


This year has been one of the most complicated, frustrating years most of us have had in a long time. In this week's episode, Michelle Barringer from Farm Life Outfitters and the Heart at Home podcast, joins me to talk …

E3: Redeeming Your Home for the Holidays | It's All About Food | Finding Kindness | Guest Melissa K. Norris

November 16th, 2020


In week 3 of the Redeeming Your Home for the Holidays series, I'm welcoming my friend and podcast host, Melissa K. Norris, to be our co-host this …

E2: A Tidy Home, A Tidy Heart | Redeeming Your Home for the Holidays

November 9th, 2020


In episode 2 of the Redeeming Your Home for the Holidays, we're talking about how a cluttered and untidy home can actually be a reflected of a …

E1: Redeeming Your Home for the Holidays (Series Intro)

November 2nd, 2020


Feeling kind of frantic and crazy after the year we've had? Well wake up, sister! It's about to get even crazier with the holidays! But does it …

S1 E22: Does Your Social Media Life Reflect God's Will? | Unfollowing Influencers and Friends

October 22nd, 2020


Scrolling through your newsfeed only to walk away stressed out, angry, upset, bitter, jealous, or tired? Have you ever wondered if your social media …

S1 E21: What Is God Doing? | "You do not know now, but one day you will."

September 1st, 2020


What is God doing in the midst of all the rioting, virus outbreak, hatred, and calamity? Today I dive into what God has been pulling me to say for a …

S1 E20: At the Pace of the Children

July 22nd, 2020


Have you ever felt like being a parent is inconvenient? We always have other things to do—clean the house, get work done. Whatever it is, sometimes, as parents, we feel like we're just trudging along at a pace we're not …

S1 E19: Gender Roles in Marriage and Homesteading?

July 7th, 2020


Do gender roles have a place in the Christian home and on the homestead? My response might surprise you! In this episode I break it down for you, and …

S1 E18: GARDEN TEACHINGS: Life is Like Tomato Plants, It Needs Constant Pruning

June 29th, 2020


Sometimes the garden can teach you more than just how to prune and harvest. In this episode, I go over how the garden teaches us so much more about life, because the same God who created us, created the garden. We were …

S1 E17: Homeschooling on the Homestead | NOW is the Time to Plan!

June 12th, 2020


If you've suddenly found yourself a homeschooler due to recent current events, or just because you've always wanted to homeschool, NOW is the time to …

S1 E16: Choosing Simple in the Midst of Adversity & Chaos | Searching for a King

June 2nd, 2020


In 1 Samuel, Israel pleaded Samuel for a King. They wanted someone who could protect them, simple because they suddenly became fearful of a …

S1 E15: Motherhood is Hard + Mom Tips from REAL Mom Experts!

May 28th, 2020


Motherhood can be challenging. With mom guilt, comparison, and more, sometimes we feel guilty for asking for help or tips. In this episode we talk about the reality of motherhood, but more than anything, I read off some …

S1 E14: What if God Doesn't Show Up?

May 6th, 2020


The sad reality is that, in this Christian life, even though we preach hope...most of us don't believe God is going to show up during the hard times and moments in our lives. This week we talk about the current events, …

S1 E13: The Big Lie of "I Can't Afford to Homestead"

April 27th, 2020


I hear it all the time, the excuse called "I can't afford to homestead". When the reality is that, if you took a good hard look at your budget, you'd …

S1 E12: What Would I Do with My Stimulus Check on the Homestead?

April 20th, 2020


We're talking real life and day dreaming about money we could spend on the homestead! In this episode I walk you through some practical things to …

S1 E11: My Natural Childbirth Experiences + Tips and Motivation

April 14th, 2020


Are you contemplating having a natural childbirth? In this episode I go over both of my natural childbirth experiences and show you just how different my hospital birth and birth center birth was. We'll talk about some …

S1 E 10: Being Quiet in a World That's Constantly Loud | Where Have I Been?

April 10th, 2020


Where have I been? Sorry for being MIA the last couple of weeks, but I've had good reason. In this episode I share my heart with you on why I've stepped away from the podcast recently. I also share about being quiet in …

S1 E9: What I do When I Feel Overwhelmed

March 23rd, 2020


You know what I really don't do well with? Feeling overwhelmed. In this episode I go through a few steps that help me to not get to the point of feeling overwhelmed. I also talk about what I do when the burden of being …

S1 E 8: Peace In the Midst of Hysteria | Empathy over Apathy

March 16th, 2020


In the midst of the chaos of the recent pandemic, peace can only be found in a perfect Savior. Also, in this episode, we talk about choosing empathy over apathy, and taking people under our wings to help them lessen the …

S1 E7: God in the Waiting

March 11th, 2020


Are you waiting on something? Are you waiting for your marriage to get better, the perfect spouse to come along, your first (or third) baby, a health …

S1 E6: Why Politics are Necessary in Homesteading | It's Time to Show Up!

March 2nd, 2020


While this could be controversial, let's not make it so. It's time to face the facts that, whether we like it or not, politics and homesteading go …

BONUS: Naturally Navigating the Recent Pandemic

February 29th, 2020


BONUS EPISODE -- With fears rising about the recent coronavirus, I wanted to take a moment to speak some common sense information into your life. Talk to you about naturally preventing the virus. And just having some …

S1 E5 : The Burden of "Looking Pretty"

February 24th, 2020


In a society filled with pressures and burdens, the last thing you need as a woman and mama is to have the burden of "looking pretty". In this episode, Amy talks about something she recently experienced, and how the …

S1 E4: How Do You Find Joy in the Midst of the Chaos?

February 17th, 2020


An instagram follower recently asked me how I find time to sit and enjoy life in the midst of the everyday chaos, so I decided to answer her in this …

S1 E3 : Why Do I Even Try? | Finding Purpose in the Hard Days

February 10th, 2020


Do you ever wonder why you waste your time trying? Why do I try to mop when my kids are going to run through with dirty shoes again. Why do I waste my time trying to cook when no one appreciates it? Why do I even try to …

S1 E2: I Can’t Do it All | Making Wise Decisions

January 27th, 2020


Have you ever wanted to take on a new project, start a new job, or even just go out on a play date, but felt like you needed extra direction on making a wise decision? In this podcast, Amy talks about her tried and true …

S1 E1: My Life in a Nutshell + Learn about the Choosing Simple Podcast!

January 21st, 2020


In the first episode of the Choosing Simple podcast, I want to talk to you about who I (Amy) am, how I get here, and what my goals are for the choosing simple podcast! Get to know me a little better before we head into …

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