$hopping, $pending & $atisfaction

With Venmo, Apple Pay, PayPal, Amazon, and buy online/pick up in store, it’s never been easier to spend, to buy, to find satisfaction in something other than God. You probably find yourself buying things or even just filling an online basket when you’re angry or bored or frustrated or feeling less than. Maybe you’re used to spending a lot of time on social media but all the negativity has had you stop scrolling Facebook and start scrolling through Amazon.

Jamie Jobe from Life in Motion: Shopping, Spending, Satisfaction

You’re probably thinking … “not me, this is for someone else” but those three identical shirts in your closet say otherwise.

Our desires are to feel satisfied more than to feel whole. So, we spend, feel happy for a while, and then start spending again. We walk the fine line of having stuff and stuff having us. We think that a better job, more money, better kids, a nicer spouse, or a new car will give us satisfaction, and the truth is it does, but it doesn’t last.

A good way to tell if your desires are in the wrong place is to ask yourself:
• Where do I look for security?
• Where do I look for satisfaction?

Learn more from Church on the Move’s teaching: Contentment OVER Materialism.

Shifting your desires …

What if when you go to spend on Amazon or start filling your cart, you stop and practice gratitude? Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, stir up discontent in you and the best way to combat that is to be thankful. When you’re grateful for your kids and what you see in them, not only does it bring out joy and gratitude for them and who they are, but it causes you to be a better parent because it changes your focus from all of the things that they are doing wrong to what is so good about them. And the same is true for every area of life. 

“WHEN YOU GO TO SCROLL, STOP, AND PRACTICE GRATITUDE.”

If you’re going to change something you can’t eliminate or decide not to, or roll up your sleeves and say, “I’m going to be better,” you have to replace something. And so we’re just choosing to replace the striving and the working so hard to be happy with gratitude for where we are. 

Challenge: If you turn to stuff for security and ratification instead of God, commit to a season of intentional gratitude. For 7-days, take time to write down each day 7 things that you’re grateful for. 

Leave us a voicemail: 1-539-215-9432.

Heather and Jamie love to bring people together. So naturally, their podcast is a place where they want to do the same. Every season, we set aside episodes to hear from YOU and talk about YOUR thoughts. In each episode, you’ll hear Heather and Jamie mention their voicemail inbox; that’s where they hear from you!

Read more from Life In Motion.

Anxiety: What to do when you don’t know what to do

For some of us anxiety is an every now and then feeling, triggered by the environment we’re in. But for others, anxiety is a crippling emotion controlling every aspect of our lives. Regardless of which side of the spectrum you’re on, the first step in finding peace is being honest with someone.

Finding peace takes practice …

Often, we expect to read a truth, a self-help book, or social media post and be able to operate fully in what we’ve just read.  We’re shocked and disappointed when we don’t have the ability to do what we’ve read. But addressing issues like anxiety is like training for an athletic endeavor. You would never just read about a marathon and go out to run one. Of course, you’d be disappointed that you couldn’t do it. Issues like anxiety, stress, worry, and fear are the same way. Finding peace takes practice. 

Challenge: When you feel anxious, stop and ask yourself, “Why?”

Be honest with someone about how you’re feeling…

If you are struggling with anxiety that is holding you back from everyday life or anxiety that creeps up every now and then, we encourage you to talk to someone about how you’re feeling. Here are few resources to help get you started:

Church on the Move Small Groups
Counseling Services
COPES
Suicide Hotline

Leave us a voicemail: 1-539-215-9432.

Heather and Jamie love to bring people together. So naturally, their podcast is a place where they want to do the same. Every season, we set aside episodes to hear from YOU and talk about YOUR thoughts. In each episode, you’ll hear Heather and Jamie mention their voicemail inbox; that’s where they hear from you!

Read more from Life In Motion.

Issues: We’ve all got them… so let’s talk about them

Life in Motion is a podcast hosted by Heather George and Jamie Jobe. It’s a show where two best friends talk about life, family, and the hard things we all go through. We’re calling this first season, “We’ve got issues.” In this episode, Heather and Jamie share their stories and talk about marriage, regret, fighting, sexual abuse, miscarriages, counseling, antidepressants, and going to a psychiatrist.

Heather George and Jamie Jobe Laughing Together

Heather and Jamie share some of their most significant life events right here on Episode One of Life In Motion.

Why? Because If we’re really honest, everyone has got some issues. So Heather and Jamie decided as they launch Season One, Episode One of this podcast, they should invite people to look behind the curtain. They’re going to willingly share some of their personal issues to let you know that it’s okay for you not to be perfect.

If we want to walk in freedom and fullness, then we have to talk about these things, and we are inviting you, our listeners, to talk about it with us.

Jamie Jobe

Leave us a voicemail: 1-539-215-9432.

Heather and Jamie love to bring people together. So naturally, their podcast is a place where they want to do the same. Every season we set aside episodes to hear from YOU and talk about YOUR thoughts. In each episode, you’ll hear Heather and Jamie mention their voicemail inbox; that’s where they hear from you!

Learn more about Life In Motion.

About Life In Motion

Life in Motion is a podcast hosted by Heather George and Jamie Jobe. It’s a show where two best friends talk about life, family, and the hard things we all go through.

Life in Motion is a podcast hosted by Heather George and Jamie Jobe. It’s a show where two best friends talk about life, family, and the hard things we all go through.

WHAT DO THEY TALK ABOUT?

When it comes to talking about issues in life, society often says, “don’t cross this line.” Heather and Jamie push that line back a bit and talk about the things you’re not supposed to talk about. They’re willing to bring the dark parts of life to light so that even the most secret parts of our lives can be put in motion toward Christ.

We know that there is a great deal of shame and embarrassment around the darkest parts of life, but we also know that shame is one of the biggest roadblocks to getting over it. Heather and Jamie try to normalize tough conversations so you can move forward.

Heather makes everyone around her feel comfortable to be themselves and Jamie cuts straight to the point in conversations. Together, they’ll get you talking about the parts of life you never would have considered talking to your pastors about.

CONNECTING WITH YOU

Heather and Jamie love to bring people together in their everyday lives. So naturally, their podcast is a place where they want to do the same. Every season, we set aside episodes to hear from listeners and talk about your thoughts. Each episode, you’ll hear them mention their voicemail inbox; that’s where they hear from you!

 To share a question or a comment on the show, leave Heather and Jamie a voicemail: 1-539-215-9432. We can’t wait to hear from you.

LISTEN TO LIFE IN MOTION

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Listen to Episode One of Life In Motion.