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Learning Little Lessons

36 EpisodesProduced by Trudie ScharWebsite

The Learning Little Lessons podcast is where we talk about the little lessons God is teaching us. Learning how to fill up on Jesus, so we can pour out to others. All the while bringing Him more glory.Grab a salted-carmel hot cocoa (my favorite), put your feet up .... okay, okay, I know all that soun… read more

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33. The Introverted Mom Life with September McCarthy

May 27th, 2020


During this episode I chat with author and speaker September McCarthy. We are talking about the introverted mom life; boundaries and balance at home, in ministry, and social invitations. September gives introverts …

Dealing with the Lion in Your Back Yard.

May 13th, 2020


This week we are chatting about how satan is out to get us. I share seven ways to fight that ole devil. During the episode I read a “satan says... …

31. Clear Vision. Two Questions to Ask Yourself in 2020

May 4th, 2020


What is really important? You know lots of people had tag lines for this year “the year of perfect vision” Imagine if God was out to give us perfect vision in 2020. Imagine if He was out to show us the things that …

30. Stop hanging out in the Lobby — there is so much more with guest Hannah Nitz

April 27th, 2020


My friend Hannah Nitz has been Christian for almost forever, but recently she found out there is so much more. She tells her story of how God wrecked her and took her to a place where she realized there is so much more …

29. Holy Hustle & Quieting the Shout of Should with Author Crystal Stine

April 20th, 2020


Join author and speaker Crystal Stine as we chat about her book Holy Hustle and that balance between work and rest. She shares about her new book …

28. Disappointments

April 15th, 2020


We all have disappointments. Maybe even more today than we did at the start of 2020. We can’t stuff it all inside us, we can’t give satan an inch. Get the disappointments in the open, grieve them, that way you can move …

27. Not changing the view. But the perspective.

April 11th, 2020


I found myself looking out of a dirty window. Cleaning it did not change my view. But boy... it sure changed my perspective. Maybe you need a little perspective change with COVID-19. Listen in as I tell a couple stories …

God’s Timing is Perfect

March 21st, 2020


Special Sister Share Online Episode... featuring three stories of God showing up in the perfect timing. These stories are from Sue Weaver, Larisa Maibach, and Jill Welti


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26. Take Two. Five little lessons about marriage

February 28th, 2020


Marriage is such a learning process. I don’t think I’ll ever have it all figured out. This episode I share five little things I’ve been learning. 1. Team. 2. Be a Student of your spouse. 3. Intimacy is glue. 4. Go to …

25. Coming Alongside Our Children

February 21st, 2020


Join me, as Kira and Kenzie from Alongside Them, chat about discipling our children. We talk about what discipling looks like, why it’s important, and how to go about doing it.


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24. Dealing With Difficult People. Boundaries; part 3 of 3. With Podcast Guest Erica Steffen

February 5th, 2020


In episode two of our series on Boundaries we talked about lots of practical things. In episode three Erica shares some advice she learned that helps …

23. Dealing with Difficult People; Boundaries. Part 2 of 3. With Podcast Guest Erica Steffen

January 29th, 2020


Last week we chatted about trash dumping neighbors... this week Erica and I are putting some words to this analogy. We paint some pictures of what this looks like in real life. We add some feeling words to how it feels …

22. Dealing With Difficult People; Boundaries Part 1 of 3. With Podcast guest Erica Steffen

January 22nd, 2020


How do you love people that are a negative force in your life?? The answer to that question really begins with learning about boundaries.

My friend, Erica Steffen and I sat down and chatted about Boundaries. We talk …

21. Because You Ask Not

January 19th, 2020


What have you been asking God? Have you really asked or are you whining? What do you actually want? I chat about some lessons I’m learning about asking and know what I really want. And then, what am I really doing about …

20. The value of the elderly with podcast guest Isabel Tom

January 8th, 2020


Isabel Tom came on the show to talk about one of her great passions, the elderly. Isabel is the author of the soon to be released book “The Value of Wrinkles” During the show we chat about all things elderly; their …

19. Soul care; health, happiness, and Heaven

January 5th, 2020


This week on the podcast I’m chatting about an idea my friend Becky thought of. It’s about Soul Care; a 30 day focus on Health, Happiness, and …

18. Women of the Christmas Story

December 23rd, 2019


Have you thought about the women found in the Christmas Story? In this episode I chat about these seven women. I share what lesson stuck out to me most in each story. I also share three ways that you and I are called to …

17. Clinging to Hope in the Lord

December 23rd, 2019


I have a short little podcast episode for you. Its a honest chat about last week and some mistakes I made. And what I learned about hoping in the Lord.


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16. Making new pathways - practically speaking

December 3rd, 2019


Last week we were chatting about making new brain pathways... this week I wanted to show you what this has looked like in the past for me. Practically. Picture a stack of sticky notes. Putting Truth in our brain in a …

15. New Brain Pathways

November 27th, 2019


It’s thanksgiving. We are thinking about everything we are thankful for. We are talking about it with our kids. We are making our lists.
We all know …

14. The ACTS prayer method {with podcast guest Darcy Schock}

November 17th, 2019


I’m excited to have Darcy join me on the podcast agian! This week we are chatting about the ACTS method of prayer. What ACTS stands for and how this can help focus your prayer life. I get a little geeky and talk about …

13. Prayer Journaling - With podcast guest Darcy Schock

November 10th, 2019


Darcy and I sit down to chat about prayer journaling. We chat about how reading Psalms is peeking into someone’s prayer journal, why she started prayer journaling, and 5 benefits she’s found by keeping a prayer journal. …

12. When Motherhood Feels Like a Wilderness; part four. Worship

November 1st, 2019


This episode is the last of the four part series on “When Motherhood Feels Like a Wilderness” We are chatting about why Moses would do a thing like …

11. When Motherhood Feels Like a Wilderness; part three. What’s the Point?

October 23rd, 2019


As Moses led 4.5 people through the wilderness I wonder how often he asked himself; What’s the point of all this work I’m doing? As a mom, I hate to admit it but I used to often wonder the same thing... What’s the point …

10 When Motherhood feels like a wilderness: part two Moses and Mama and the calling they didn’t want

October 15th, 2019


Have you ever found yourself some where you never thought you’d be? Found yourself doing something you didn’t ever dream of ... or never wanted to do.

Perhaps it’s you wanted children and didn’t get them, perhaps it’s a …

09. When Motherhood Feels Like a Wilderness; Part 1

October 8th, 2019


This episode is part one of the new four week podcast series, titled “When Motherhood Feels Like a Wilderness” Go take a listen. And I’d LOVE to know... can you relate?

08. Wilderness Seasons - With Podcast Guest Kara Stoller

September 30th, 2019


I am so excited to share this podcast episode with you! My friend Kara, joined me this week! We are chatting about Wilderness Seasons. They can be tough (those seasons that God says stay... and really all you want to do …

07. Decisions That We Question

September 23rd, 2019


Do ever have times when it’s hard to make a decision? When it starts going rough do you ever start questioning a decision you just made? Today’s podcast we are chatting about those decisions. I’m sharing four things …

Empty Girl

September 19th, 2019


Empty Girl was a talk I gave at Homeschool Mom’s Night Out - March 2019 - Based on the story of the Empty Girl in John 4.


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06. Who are you really?

September 16th, 2019


When I remember who I am, what I was made for, and who I was made to serve; I don’t need to step on any of the other “scales” I might try to measure myself on.

When my realtionship with Jesus is strong, the other scales …

05. The Bathroom Scale is Not My Friend

September 16th, 2019


My bathroom scale and I are not getting along . . . But while fighting it I learned a little lesson. A lesson about the other “scales” I sometimes step on.
You know, those places I try to measure my value and worth …

04. Why Learning Little Lesssons

September 16th, 2019


I’m a private person. {INFJ personality} I’d rather talk about you, then to share what’s going on inside my heart. Yet somedays God pushes me out of that comfort zone and says share. That’s today.

So here’s a little …

03. End of Summer Regrets

September 16th, 2019


For a lot of people this week marks the beginning of school… the end of summer. Sniff sniff!
Today LearningLittleLessons Podcast Episode 3 is live. We …

02. Just Washing Nets

September 16th, 2019


I’ve been thinking about doing that stuff right in front of me. Then I stumbled upon Luke 5. It’s the story of Simon(Peter) washing nets.

Just washing a net.
What a life.

{Kinda reminds of myself leaning over the sink …

01. Tomorrow’s Dreams

September 16th, 2019


Is there a big dream you’ve been staring at? Do you ever zone in on that dream … and nearly end up missing the little joys right in front of you?

In today’s episode I talk about a big dream of mine and the lesson I …

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