Sparkle Speak
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Sparkle Speak

Kathryn Calibeo
This is a podcast sponsored by Sparkle: a Christian Women’s ministry designed to connect women with the purpose of inspiration and encouragement. Each week, your imperfect host (Kathryn) will interview an imperfect guest who will share her personal experience with Christianity. Whether you identify yourself as a Christian or not; this Podcast is for you! Our intent is always to inspire one another through our own, unique and individual stories of how God has moved and shaped us. Wherever you are listening today, we hope you enjoy this story of faith!
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Sowing Seeds to Achieve Our Desires
July 12, 2024 - 15 min
Galatians 6: 7-10 : Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. 2 Corinthians 6: 7-10: Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses;  in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;  in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;  in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;  through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors;  known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed;  sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything. Jeremiah 17: 5-8 This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man,    who draws strength from mere flesh    and whose heart turns away from the Lord.That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;    they will not see prosperity when it comes.They will dwell in the parched places of the desert,    in a salt land where no one lives. “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,    whose confidence is in him.They will be like a tree planted by the water    that sends out its roots by the stream.It does not fear when heat comes;    its leaves are always green.It has no worries in a year of drought    and never fails to bear fruit.” Psalm 1: Blessed is the one    who does not walk in step with the wickedor stand in the way that sinners take    or sit in the company of mockers,but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,    and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,    which yields its fruit in seasonand whose leaf does not wither— Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Reconnecting with God When Spiritually Disconnected
June 20, 2024 - 22 min
Join us for a fireside chat about getting our hearts reconnected to God when we feel like we are in a spiritual "desert".  Get Quiet Repentance Read the Word Therapy Tools   “If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me" - Jeremiah 15:19 "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." -2 Chronicles 7:14   Find us on IG: @_sparklefaith_ and @lifeaudio   Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
The "Secret Sauce" to the Christian Walk (Repost)
June 12, 2024 - 36 min
Let's revisit one of our earlier episodes of Sparkle Speak! Sara Kreig, wife, mother of two, and full- time Women's Ministry Director, discusses her personal faith journey. She shares what she believes is the "Secret Sauce" to Christian living ; “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:12). Find us: www.sparklefaith.com IG: @_sparklefaith_ @LifeAudio   Share your story of faith with us to be featured on an episode of Sparkle Speak: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1I7tr-d5D2RiqvXSR-Jx2mGBwK_W28UgwuphJlUq6ijQ/edit#responses Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Getting "Unstuck" with Pastor and Author Kimberly Jones
May 17, 2024 - 30 min
Pastor and best-selling Author, Kimberly Jones, joins us on this episode to discuss her new book - "Unstuck: 90 Days of Inspiration, Encouragement, and the Promise of New Life."  We'll explore what it means to break free from being "stuck" and how to embrace a life of purpose and possibility. Pastor Kimberly Jones, also known as Real Talk Kim on Instagram. She wears many hats — mother, pastor, entrepreneur, mentor, motivational speaker, and best-selling author. But above all, she's on a mission to love people back to life. With her infectious energy and unwavering faith, she travels the world spreading messages of hope and empowerment. You might have seen her on shows like Preachers of Atlanta, and Dr. Oz.  She’s also a Senior Pastor at her church in Atlanta and a mother to two sons.   Find Us on Instagram: @RealTalkKim @_Sparklefaith_ @lifeaudio   Kim's Website: https://realtalkkim.com/   Share your story of faith with us to be featured on an episode of Sparkle Speak: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1I7tr-d5D2RiqvXSR-Jx2mGBwK_W28UgwuphJlUq6ijQ/edit#responses   Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Taming the Tongue with Author/Speaker Karen Ehman
May 3, 2024 - 34 min
Michigan based author and speaker, Karen Ehman, joins us to talk about her books "Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All" and "Zip It: The Keep It Shut 40-Day Challenge".  We discuss her motivations for writing this book, as well as her inspiration for avoiding gossip. Karen provides us with some practical advice through stories on how to handle gossip in a godly way, and some wisdom learned on how to make our words "sweet like honey", rather than damaging and unwholesome.  Scripture: Proverbs 10:19: "Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues." Proverbs 15:4: "The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit." Ephesians 4:29: "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen". Colossians 4:6: "Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." Proverbs 16:24: "Kind words are like honey - sweet to the soul, and healthy for the body".    Websites: https://karenehman.com/ www.sparklefaith.com www.lifeaudio.com   Instagram: @karenehman @_sparklefaith_ @lifeaudio   Share your story of faith with us to be featured on an episode of Sparkle Speak: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1I7tr-d5D2RiqvXSR-Jx2mGBwK_W28UgwuphJlUq6ijQ/edit#responses   Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Living as Close to the Earth as Possible
April 18, 2024 - 39 min
In honor of Earth Day, today's episode features our special guest, Suze Bertsch, a wife/ mother, and creative engineer living in Michigan. Suze embodies a philosophy of mindful consumption and ethical living. She breaks down what "sustainability" actually means, and talks about her passion for reducing waste and consumption, emphasizing the importance of products that align with our values and support ethically sourced materials. She highlights some of her favorite products, and reminds us of the significance of considering the impact of our purchases on the planet and human quality of life. Suze advocates for a lifestyle that embraces simplicity, avoiding processed foods and synthetic materials, and instead, choosing products that honor our connection to the earth. Scripture: "Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” - Genesis 1:26 NIV "The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it." Genesis 2:15 ESV  Products and Resources: Branch Basics Blueland Bite Toothpaste Norwex https://www.ewg.org/ *This is not an ad for these products mentioned above     Thank you to our Network Sponsors @LifeAudio! www.lifeaudio.com Find us on our website: www.sparklefaith.com Find us on Instagram:  @_sparklefaith_ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Praying Powerfully For Those Who Don't Believe
March 15, 2024 - 18 min
Our guest, Michelle McTaggart, joins us in this episode to share how her faith helped lead her parents to believe in God. Her father encountered a miracle "dream" in a near death experience that turned him from a hater of God, into a lover of God. In this conversation we touch on aspects of praying for those we love who don't believe, and how praying specifically, powerfully, and consistently can make a a bigger difference than we could ask for or imagine!   Ephesians 3:20: "Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think."   Find us at: @LifeAudio & @_sparklefaith_ www.sparklefaith.com www.lifeaudio.com   Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Four Ways to Manage Disappointment When Life Doesn't Go According to Plan
February 23, 2024 - 15 min
Have you ever had to deal with disappointment after failed plans or a "re-route" in your daily routine? It can sometimes be tough to overcome those emotions and move forward in peace ~ a challenge we certainly have all faced from time to time! In this episode, we discuss "4 Ways to Manage Disappointment When Life Doesn't Go According to Plan".    Philippians: 4: 6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Proverbs 16:9 "In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps." John 16:33  “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Find us at: https://www.sparklefaith.com/ Find our sponsors at : www.lifeaudio.com Share your faith story with us - use the link below! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1I7tr-d5D2RiqvXSR-Jx2mGBwK_W28UgwuphJlUq6ijQ/edit?ts=65a55117 Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
“If I Don’t Laugh I’ll Cry” with Author Molly Stillman
February 9, 2024 - 36 min
Molly Stillman joins us to discuss her new book, “If I Don’t Laugh I’ll Cry : How Death, Debt, and Comedy Led to a Life of Faith, Farming, and Forgetting What I Came Into this Room For...”. She talks about discovering her faith in Christ, and how that brought her to a place of peace more than any “self-help” method could. She discusses personal loss, crawling out of debt after irresponsible financial decisions, and how it’s “possible to gain everything if we are willing to surrender it all to Jesus”.   Find Molly at www.stillbeingMolly.com Find us at: www.lifeaudio.com or www.sparklefaith.com   Share your faith story with us - use the link below! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1I7tr-d5D2RiqvXSR-Jx2mGBwK_W28UgwuphJlUq6ijQ/edit?ts=65a55117 Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
The Balancing Act
January 26, 2024 - 24 min
Do you ever feel like you are spinning multiple plates - with one always falling? Do you ever feel like you "can't do it all" the way other people seem to be able to? Your host Kathryn has been feeling this lately, and has some tips to share! Listen to hear what God has been speaking through the lies and disappointment when life seems to be overwhelming.    Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."   Share your faith story with us - use the link below! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1I7tr-d5D2RiqvXSR-Jx2mGBwK_W28UgwuphJlUq6ijQ/edit?ts=65a55117 Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
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Meet Your Host
Kathryn Calibeo is a full-time mom to two busy boys, and works part-time as a Sales Representative for a technology solutions company. Kathryn has earned her Bachelor's degree in Professional Writing with an emphasis on editing and publishing from Michigan State University. After graduating, she worked as an intern with a Christian organization at Michigan State University, where she had the privilege of overseeing the freshmen and Greek Life bible studies, weekly gatherings, retreats, and discipleship programs.

Kathryn now lives in Michigan with her husband of 6 years, their two boys, and their adopted Yorkie-Poo. Kathryn currently attends church at Woodside Bible Church, where she has served on the women’s writing team and has led various small groups. Kathryn has been podcasting since 2018 and currently serves on the board for Sparkle, a women's ministry organization, where the podcast Sparkle Speak was born!
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