I (April) met Joanne Miller in person a few months ago, though I’ve known of her for years. Knowing what I know now, I wish it hadn’t taken me so long to find her.
You know how deliberate motherhood feels utterly impossible sometimes? Maybe you feel like you’re stretched too thin or that the cards are totally stacked against you in one way or another. Perhaps you feel like the chaos outside your home–in the media, politics, etc. is seeping its way in.
Joanne has joined us on Power of Moms Radio to remind us of the truths we know deep in our hearts. She and I spoke about what we can control vs. what we can’t control. We talked about the fact that it is TOTALLY okay if we have a bad day once in awhile. And she shared some brilliant ideas for creating a haven of peace, even when life feels anything but peaceful.
You are going to love Joanne. I know it.
Enjoy the podcast, and share your comments below!
Bio: Joanne F. Miller is an author, artist, speaker and teacher. Her most important career, however, is being a supportive and very interactive wife and Mom to three grown-ups, their spouses and 16 grandchildren. She knows well the intricacies of balancing motherhood, time for self-nourishment and carving out time to write and paint. She is wife of 48 years to Dan Miller, popular career coach and author of 48 Days To the Work You Love. Dan and Joanne have spent decades intentionally creating the peaceful home and relationships they dreamed of when they married in 1968. In her newest book, Creating a Haven of Peace: When You’re Feeling Down, Finances Are Flat and Tempers Are Rising, she shares what it takes to weather the storms of circumstance, health and finances to build loving relationships that last a lifetime.
Music from Creations by Michael R. Hicks.
Audio Editing by Emily Peterson
Beautiful podcast. Let go and let God is a motto I love to say but need to follow it because we can’t control everything, but we can control how we respond to it.
What an encouragement to move forward in the joy of the Lord!
Thank you so much for this. I loved everything about it. I like it that you share your thoughts, fears, and discouragement with us because I can learn so much from the discussion. I felt like you and Joann were personally giving me a warm hug and great advice.
Joanne Miller says
Creating a life well-lived is what we all intrinsically want. This is accomplished through daily intentional living. I am thrilled your listeners liked the podcast. You are doing a great service to Moms everywhere with your Power of Moms podcast and conference. Moms need lots of encouragement and support. I know I sure needed it when I was raising my children. I am so honored to be able to pass along that legacy to others through my writing, speaking and blogging. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to spread the message, April!
Oh, I loved this! Thank you for this podcast! I will check out her book. Lately I’ve been feeling like I’m trying so hard and failing museably to make our home a peaceful place. This was perfect timing. I really appreciate the thoughts and insights shared.
Thank you so much for this podcast. I love the idea of looking at your home with all the senses. I am certainly feeling this, as our home is becoming all about the TV and less about each other. I’m encouraged to begin changing that and looking at small ways to bless my family with peace.