Episode 22 – Katie J. Trent Talks about Fear and Faith; How to Shed Fear and Not Pick it Back Up

SHARING IS CARING!!

Could you use a “year without fear”? Did you know that fear is like a radio station playing softly in the background of your life? To find out how to change the station, tune in as Trish interviews Katie J. Trent, a speaker, homeschooling mom, licensed clinical social worker, and former professional counselor.  Join in as Trish and Katie consider ways in which fear can impact our lives, our children’s lives, and our homeschools.
Katie shares her thoughts on the ways in which fear can manifest itself daily, both physically and emotionally. She talks about how to recognize the symptoms of fear, what to do about them, and how to take control over them. If you are concerned (or already fully aware!) that fear is stealing your physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual health and happiness (or that of your children), you’ll be so glad you tuned in! You’ll love what Katie has to say about making choices, refusing to feed fear in your family, and focusing on something positive in 2022.
Get ready to feel empowered! If these are some of your desires for the new year but you could use some help to make it happen, you’ll love Katie’s useful and doable tips for changing your mindset and taking the first steps in the right direction. As a bonus, you’ll get to hear Trish’s goals for 2022! There are so many great reasons to tune it! You’ll be glad you did!


Meet The Guest

Are you already homeschooling and you’re tired of defending that decision? Maybe you just need a reminder that homeschooling is worth the time and effort. If you’re considering classical homeschooling, you’ll find helpful information as well. Whatever your situation, Katie J. Trent has words of wisdom for you!

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Katie is the author of the book, Dishing Up Devotions: 36 Faith-Building Activities for Homeschooling Families (Whitaker House). She is also a popular blogger, speaker, homeschool mama, and a Pinterest drop-out with a messy house and happy kids—most of the time. Katie lives in Arizona with her husband James and their two children. For more resources to equip you to grow your faith, strengthen your family, and simplify your homeschool, visit KatieJTrent.com. Connect with Katie on Instagram @KatieJTrent

Show notes are below.
Join in as Trish and Katie consider ways in which fear can impact our lives, our children’s lives, and our homeschools. Katie shares her thoughts on the ways in which fear can manifest itself daily, both physically and emotionally.
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Quotes from Katie J. Trent

Anxiety is so dangerous for us because it has a significant impact that we don’t even realize is happening.
Join in as Trish and Katie consider ways in which fear can impact our lives, our children’s lives, and our homeschools. Katie shares her thoughts on the ways in which fear can manifest itself daily, both physically and emotionally.
Fear is contagious!
Children are very in tune with their parents; they are very aware of how we’re feeling. If we react a certain way to certain stimuli, they’re going to take it as truth. They’re going to believe the same thing.
Join in as Trish and Katie consider ways in which fear can impact our lives, our children’s lives, and our homeschools. Katie shares her thoughts on the ways in which fear can manifest itself daily, both physically and emotionally.
Our children are looking to us to help them paint the picture of their world.
We cannot allow our lives to be driven by fear! We have got to live through faith.
Join in as Trish and Katie consider ways in which fear can impact our lives, our children’s lives, and our homeschools. Katie shares her thoughts on the ways in which fear can manifest itself daily, both physically and emotionally.
This is the time of year when we always seem to stop and reflect on what went well, what didn’t go well, and what we’re going to do about it.
If you’ve been living in fear for a long time, it will take work and discipline to break free from that cycle of fear because it has such a powerful effect on us.
Join in as Trish and Katie consider ways in which fear can impact our lives, our children’s lives, and our homeschools. Katie shares her thoughts on the ways in which fear can manifest itself daily, both physically and emotionally.
Fear robs us of hope.
Are we living like we have hope and are we spreading that hope to others?
Join in as Trish and Katie consider ways in which fear can impact our lives, our children’s lives, and our homeschools. Katie shares her thoughts on the ways in which fear can manifest itself daily, both physically and emotionally.
We have to dream again! We have to hope again, to believe again, to live our lives stepping out in faith.
If we say we have faith, we have to start acting like we do because those around us need it so much and so do we.
Join in as Trish and Katie consider ways in which fear can impact our lives, our children’s lives, and our homeschools. Katie shares her thoughts on the ways in which fear can manifest itself daily, both physically and emotionally.
We are at peace, we have hope, when we are pursuing and cultivating the things that God has placed within us.
We have to partner with love instead of fear.
Join in as Trish and Katie consider ways in which fear can impact our lives, our children’s lives, and our homeschools. Katie shares her thoughts on the ways in which fear can manifest itself daily, both physically and emotionally.
We’re not going to wake up and suddenly everything is better. We have to choose to live differently and see things differently and do that in the midst of whatever 2022 brings.
We have to turn the news down, stop spending all our time on social media feeding this fear. We have to guard our hearts, guard our minds, guard our mouths, and change the way we’ve been doing things.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Trish’s planner: Cultivate what Matters 
Refresh Your Mind
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