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If you haven’t heard, The Messy Table Bible Plan (Part 2) is LIVE and hot off the press on the YouVersion Bible App! We’d love for you to join us as we read the Bible together.

We’re also continuing the Mother’s Day Week party by virtually high-fiving all of you AMAZING MAMAS out there—bio moms, adoptive moms, foster moms, step moms, mamas of babies here on earth and mamas of babies in heaven. Aunts, sisters, mentors, care-takers, and those who “mother” others in your life… WE CELEBRATE YOU! We wish every woman who pours herself out all the solitude, pedicures, and coffee in this world. But even if those things aren’t at your current disposal, today’s episode with Laynie Travis is!

“You can build a mountain of fear or you can build a mountain of faith.”

Laynie is the cutest mom of four you’ve ever seen. She’s also a wise teacher, fierce encourager, and downright overcomer—especially when it comes to FEAR. Fear can be joy-sucking. Fear can be paralyzing. Fear can keep us from walking in trusting obedience with our Savior. But Laynie’s story and words inspire us to a place of bravery, with a confidence that comes from Christ.

You’re going to LOVE this episode. So grab your coffee, pull up a chair, and join us at The Messy Table!


BOOKS: Finding I Am | Seamless | Swipe Right | The Best Yes | Switch On Your Brain | So Long, Insecurity | The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi | It’s My Turn | Harvest of Rubies | Harvest of Gold | Mere Christianity

LINKS: Life.Church | YouVersion Bible App | Life.Church Sisters | Museum of the Bible | Craig Groeschel’s Leadership Podcast | Guardrails with Andy Stanley

BIBLE PLANS: From: Laynie Travis | The Messy Table | Amy Groeschel

CONNECT: Find Laynie, Amy, Jenn, and The Messy Table on Instagram


“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 

Y’all. It’s officially May, finally feeling like spring, AND Podcast Day! TRIPLE JACKPOT.

Today, my friend Jess Penick is bringing down the house over at The Messy Table Podcast as she shares what’s even better than time management, tips for conquering the addictive habits that keep us from thriving, and a life-changing secret for unlocking humility.

“God paid a high price for you, so don’t be enslaved by the world.” 1 Corinthians 7:23

Jess is a wife to one, mama of two, and on the YouVersion Team at Life.Church—which oversees the ridiculously awesome Bible App. She experienced a massive paradigm shift when she surrendered to uncovering God’s best for her life (particularly in the area of food), which resulted in losing a bunch of weight and gaining a healthier body in which to live this one and only life.

Want to know her secrets?! Grab your coffee, pull up a chair, and join us!


Websites: YouVersion Bible App | Life.Church | Life.Church Sisters

Books: 9 Things You Simply Must Do to Succeed in Love and Life | The Power of Moments | The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace

Podcasts: Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast

Verses: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

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Welcome to The Messy Table! An ordinary space for real women, imperfect stories, and the God who’s at work in our mess. Today, Amy Groeschel and I are chatting with my friend and her daughter, the amazing Mandy Meehan.

Mandy was a youth pastor at Life.Church and nearing her wedding day when she suddenly became very sick. Days turned into weeks and months; doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Fast forward almost two years into this rollercoaster journey and she’s finally seeing some progress. In this episode, Mandy is sharing how she’s overcoming a chronic illness, persevering through the pain, trusting God in the mess, and allowing her story to impact + inspire others.

So grab your coffee, pull up a chair, and join us! You’ll be glad you did.


Mandy Meehan’s YouTube Channel | Dirty Genes by Dr. Ben Lynch | Dynamic Neural Retraining System

YouVersion Bible App | Life.Church Sisters

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Welcome to The Messy Table! An ordinary space for real women, imperfect stories, and the God who’s at work in our mess. Today’s guest is my sweet friend—the beautiful, the wise, the contagiously joyful—Trish Helsel.

Trish is the Executive Women’s Director for Kanakuk Kamps, as well as a mama of three adults, mentor to countless girls + women all over the globe, and a personal inspiration to me. We first met when I was a kamp counselor back in college and, let me tell you, it would be tough to find someone who’s more encouraging, more of a truth-teller, and more on mission to love people and make disciples than Trish.

Trish has lead through some hard situations, walked through a heartbreaking divorce, and trudged through some extremely difficult parenting moments, BUT God hasn’t left her for even one second. In this episode, Trish is sharing her secrets on finding courage, loving authentically, and how she has the guts to persevere. You don’t want to miss it!


Links: Kanakuk | Life.Church | | | BibleGateway

Jennie Allen | Priscilla Shirer | Vicki Courtney | Self Talk, Soul Talk

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