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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61: "Stay in Psalms Until you Feel Better" (with Founder of Moe Mountains)
November 3, 2023 - 40 min
Welcome back to another episode of Sparkle Speak! We are joined by our special guest, Lauren, who shares her journey navigating grief after unexpectedly losing her mom in college. She walks us through some of the best advice she has received, reads Psalm 23, and  shares about her business, Moe Mountains (a backpacking tour available to women in Montana!) Find us below: Websites https://moe-mountains.my.canva.site/ www.sparklefaith.com   Instagram: @_sparklefaith_ @moemountains Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
60: Are You Ready to Move from Victim to Victor? (Ft. Author/Speaker Cynthia Garrett)
October 13, 2023 - 46 min
Welcome back to another episode of Sparkle Speak! Listen to our guest - Cynthia Garrett - share about her books: "Prodigal Daughter : A Journey Home to Identity” and “I Choose Victory: Moving from Victim to Victor”. Cynthia is a LOVELY human –  we discuss moving from a victim’s mindset towards one of victory. She quotes: “We are the sum total of the choices that we make in Christ who created us." We discuss what it means to transform our minds so we can win mental battles, and choose victory despite our trials. We discuss forgiveness and what it means to honor the gift of forgiveness that Jesus gave the world. Disclaimer: One of the topics we discuss is sexual abuse and the healing Cynthia experienced. At the end, Cynthia also shares a couple interesting moments from her time spent in Hollywood! "Cynthia began her career in television on VH1 before going on to host LATER w/Cynthia Garrett on NBC, making her the first African American woman to ever host a network late night show. She now travels the world speaking, teaching, preaching and sharing life and Jesus in her own unique and powerful way". (Taken from Cynthia Garrett Ministries - https://www.cynthiagarrett.org/)   Check out Cynthia: https://www.cynthiagarrett.org/ Instagram: @cynthiagarrett @_sparklefaith_ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
59: New Age (Tarot Cards, Mediums) & Christianity
September 22, 2023 - 35 min
Our special guest, Kathy Marie, comes on to share about her experience as a passionate creative (owning her own Etsy shop for Christian inspired home goods and Podcast host of the show Bold and Beautiful). Kathy grew up Catholic, transferred to New Age practices (tarot cards, etc) but soon realized she wanted to recognize herself as God's daughter. She now finds joy in evangelism and using her gifts of prophesy to glorify the Lord.   Related Resource from Christianity.com: Are Tarot Cards Evil? What Should Christians Know?   Find Kathy and Her Podcast on Instagram: @boldandbeautiful_podcast Find Sparkle Speak's Instagram: @_sparklefaith_  Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
58: "Moving Beyond Brokenness to Build a Beautiful Life" with Author Anh Lin
August 30, 2023 - 40 min
Welcome back to Sparkle Speak! In today's episode, we have the privilege of speaking with Anh Lin, author and interior stylist living in LA, who discusses her new book “Forever Home: Moving Beyond Brokenness to Build a Strong and Beautiful Life.'"– releasing on September 26th 2023. "In 'Forever Home,' Anh speaks on resilience, healing, and transformation. With wisdom born from her own experiences, she unveils the essence of our common desires as humans– the desire for lasting peace and finding our safe haven amidst life's storms. In this conversation, we discuss the concepts of her book; removing the patterns that no longer serve us, renewing our foundation, rebuilding the  framework, reinforcing boundaries; and finally, restoring the beauty within and around us. So, if you've ever asked 'why does this keep happening to me?' – this episode is for you. You can find Anh and follow her on instagram @girlandtheword. Also, at the end of this interview I go on a little rant about my personal journey with boundaries and therapy – so stay tuned if you want a little more insight into that – but for now- after a few words from our sponsors – let’s hear from Anh and what inspires her "cozy"! Find us on Instagram @_sparklefaith_ or www.sparklefaith.com Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
57: Back to the Basics: Loving God & Loving Others
August 15, 2023 - 35 min
Our newest Sparkle Board Member, Carla Chennault, joins us to discuss her faith. Carla is a former school Principal, and a current Education Director. She is a speaker, mother, educator, and writer, who specializes in "optimizing others". In this episode we discuss the division our country is facing, as well as topics such as race and the LGBTQ community. Carla shares how God has been putting it on her soul to talk about getting back to the basics: loving God and loving others. We discuss the topic of how exactly DO we love our neighbor? Especially if that neighbor holds different values or beliefs? Valuable quotes from this episode: "Hurt people hurt people, whole people help people." "Loving means repsecting everyone with dignity." "Intention is important, but words and actions hold impact." Connect with us: @lifeaudio @_sparklefaith_ www.lifeaudio.com or www.sparklefaith.com   Have a faith story? Share with us here to be featued on our Podcast: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1I7tr-d5D2RiqvXSR-Jx2mGBwK_W28UgwuphJlUq6ijQ/edit Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
56: Physical and Spiritual Healing with Stroke Survivor Kelly Campbell
August 2, 2023 - 21 min
Kelly Campbell survived a massive stroke at age 40 that left her physically disabled but with a passion for prayer and other survivors. She holds a Master of Divinity in Healthcare Chaplaincy and serves on the Board of Directors for Wholly Loved Ministries and for the Brain Injury Association of Georgia (BIAG). She is a single mother of adult sons and has two beautiful daughters-in-law. She leads a number of serve teams at her church and loves to use her testimony to help others. (https://whollyloved.com/meet-the-team/) In this episode, we talk about finding healing after a stroke, how Kelly changed her perspective and attitude towards healing, and moving out of a victim's mindset into a victorious one.     Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
55: Mental Health, Intrusive Thoughts, and Finding Healing
July 20, 2023 - 36 min
On today's episode we have our very special guest, Amy Fabian. Amy currently lives in Nashville and works for Catholic Charities, where she helps place refugees into housing locations. We discuss Amy's journey with mental health healing, the facility she found to help her, and we chat about moving from a victim's mentality towards a place of ultimate healing. We dialogue over the ultimate question: "Are we going to choose to heal?" Scripture in this episode: "Peter spoke up and said, 'But Lord, where would we go? No one but you gives us the revelation of eternal life'." - John 6:68 The Passion Translation (TPT) Psalm 139: 1-6:  O Lord, you have searched me and known me!You know when I sit down and when I rise up;    you discern my thoughts from afar.You search out my path and my lying down    and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue,    behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.You hem me in, behind and before,    and lay your hand upon me.Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;    it is high; I cannot attain it. Rogers Behavioral Health: https://rogersbh.org/ Find us: @_sparklefaith_ @amylynnfabian1st Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
54: Raising Boys and "Watching in Wonder" with Author Catherine Claire Larson
July 5, 2023 - 28 min
After graduating with a masters degree in biblical studies, Catherine Claire Larson spent 7 years writing with Chuck Colson for Breakpoint Radio, Christianity Today, and Newsweek Online. Today, she writes amidst the clatter and curiosity of six young children. She is also the author of "Waiting in Wonder: Growing in faith while you’re expecting.” On this episode we discuss her new book called "Watching in Wonder: Growing in faith during your baby's first year" – a weekly devotional journal that will inspire you to record stories and prayers for your newborn as you create a memory book that you (and they) will treasure for years to come. If you like what Catherine has to share, you can head to the links in our show notes to purchase a copy!  "He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young." -Isaiah 40:11 NIV "Now I say it again — this Christ is more of an artist than the artists — he works in living spirit and flesh, he makes men instead of statues" - Vincent Van Gogh. "God invites us to be a part of shaping a living soul of inestimable worth. Our houses are going to fall apart, but these souls are going to last forever." Website & Social Media: Catherineclairelarson.com and @catherineclairelarson Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
53: Can We Trust God with our Finances?
June 21, 2023 - 34 min
Molly MacDonald, Founder and CEO of the Pink Fund, joins us to discuss surviving cancer, trusting God with finances, and praying specific prayers.   https://pinkfund.org/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
52: From Homeless to Found with Author Jennifer Slattery
June 9, 2023 - 29 min
Join us as we speak to Jennifer Slattery (Author, Speaker and Ministry Leader of WhollyLoved Ministries). Jennifer is also the Podcast Host of "Faith Over Fear" and "Your Daily Bible Verse".  Jennifer shares her experience with substance abuse/ trauma, homelessness, and the healing she found in Jesus. https://whollyloved.com/beliefs  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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