If you are deep in the trenches of life and looking for hope-filled encouragement and practical wisdom, this podcast is for you. With her down-to-earth style, blind author Jennifer Rothschild offers practical encouragement and biblical insight to help you live the "I Can" life of Philippians 4:13 (“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me").
Each episode, Jennifer answers real-life 4:13 questions like, "Can I overcome my fear?" or "Can I find balance?" You won't find just a cheery “Yes you can”—you will hear a confident and compassionate “Yes, you can—and here’s how." You will gain the inspiration and help you need to be and do more than you feel capable of!
So, if you could use some practical encouragement, join Jennifer and her “Seeing-Eye Guy” KC for the 4:13 Podcast—it’s just 2 friends, 1 topic, and 0 stress.
#41: Can I Stay Married If It's Not Making Me Happy? With Aaron and Jennifer Smith
This is not just a marriage episode. This is an episode about finding your motivation, satisfaction, and happiness in life. So, if you’re not married, or if you didn’t stay married, please know, this is not a “thou shall” or “thou shouldn’t have” kind of message. Instead, you'll discover how you can experience real happiness when you stop demanding it. Join me with Aaron and Jennifer Smith for this encouraging, life-giving conversation.
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Today, you’ll get six research and Scripture-based strategies to overcome sadness. We all feel down in the dumps sometimes so we need to know how to dump the dumps and overcome the sadness! We can’t always prevent it, but we can prevent it from hijacking our lives. So, overcomers, let’s dive into some practical encouragement.
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#39: Can I Know God’s Blessing is For Me? With Tina Boesch
A blessing is supposed to be far more than what you get after you sneeze. It is from God to you. And, it is through you to others. Today, you’ll learn from author Tina Boesch how to know that God’s blessing is for you. Plus, you’ll have a chance to win her book and get some free blessing cards to download. It's time to live blessing and give blessing.
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Today, you can take a break and stop trying to fix it. Some of the things in your life that you are trying to fix aren't fixable because they aren't problems to fix—they are facts to accept. On this episode, you’ll find the freedom that comes from learning the difference. You’ll also get three things to do if you are in fix-it mode! By the time you click the off button, you’ll be celebrating that what feels out of your hands is never out of God’s control.
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#37: Can I Use Good Judgment Without Being Judgmental?
When it comes to being judgmental, we’ve all blown it! But, we don’t have to be judgmental people; we can be people of good judgment. So, today we’ll determine the difference. You’ll learn four ways to know if you have a judgmental spirit and how to choose discernment instead. This will be interesting so let’s figure it out together.
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#36: Can I Find Joy Beyond the Headlines? With Bobby Lewis
Do you find yourself feeling discouraged when you read your news feed or see the news headlines? Well, on this episode, you’ll find the cure for the common headline. Emmy Award-winning TV reporter Bobby Lewis will give you a Scriptural framework and a hope-filled roadmap to navigate the bad news, whether it's on your TV or in your life.
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When heartbreak weighs you down, God’s comfort can carry you. If you’ve experienced any kind of loss or discouragement, this Scripture-packed episode will give you two ways to experience God’s comfort. You’re not alone so put in your earbuds and get your cup of faith refilled as you laugh and learn with Jennifer and KC. God’s comfort is as close as your heartbreak.
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#34: Can I Lay Down Shame and Pick Up Grace Instead?
Today you’ll hear a big “Shame off you!” You will learn the difference between shame and guilt, analyze if your body is speaking the language of shame, and discover how Jesus' love covers shame. This episode will set you free to drop shame and pick up grace instead!
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#33: Can I Fire Up the Togetherness in My Relationships? [With Ashleigh Slater]
You know that frustration you feel when you just can’t get on the same page with your husband or your roommate or your boss or your BFF? It’s discouraging, isn’t it? Our relationships start with a “doing life together” mindset. But without even realizing it, the me-versus-you mentality can take over. That's why author Ashleigh Slater is helping us shift from me versus you to team us!
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#32: Can I Be On the Right Path When It Feels So Wrong?
When your path takes an unexpected turn or gets bumpy, even that right path can feel wrong. Yet, just because something is hard doesn’t mean it isn't right. On this episode, discover the purpose for your path and how you can thrive wherever your Shepherd leads you.
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Criticism can knock the wind out of you and make you want to run and hide. On this episode, you’ll get 2 ways to respond if the wind gets knocked out of you and learn how grace is a trampoline that helps you bounce back.
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#29: Jennifer Spills the Beans With Phil on Love and Marriage [With Phil Rothschild]
Jennifer’s husband Phil tells all on this fun, tender, and unfiltered episode. Find out how they met, how they navigate working together with being married, and how their life together has been shaped by blindness. You’ll laugh and be inspired and learn some practical tips on how to do life when it isn’t easy.
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Lots of choices? No idea what to do? On this episode, you’ll get 3 Scriptures to pray when you just don’t know what to do. Learn how to use the Bible to get S.E.T. on the best path for you and discover how God’s Word can be your GPS.
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#27: Can I See Food As A Blessing And Not a Burden? [With Margaret Feinberg]
God is the original Foodie. That’s what Margaret Feinberg says. On this episode, she and Jennifer will help you examine the purpose of food. You’ll learn about several foods in the Bible and end up with a greater appetite to taste and see how good God is.
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Happiness and joy are far more than emotions you feel, they’re expressions of your faith. On this episode, discover what the Bible says about being happy and learn three things you can do that are proven to promote happiness even when life isn’t handing out grins.
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Jennifer shares candidly about her experience with depression and answers your questions ranging from “Is it unspiritual to take medicine?” to “How do I help someone struggling with depression?” It's unplanned and unplugged and unpredictable, so join us!
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The Bible can guide your steps, make you wise, and bring you peace, which is why you need to know how to study it on your own. On this episode, learn the Four C Bible Study Method so you’ll know how to get the most out of your time in God's Word.
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You can’t always eliminate friction, but you can keep it from escalating. Learn 4 practical and biblical ways to deal with conflict when sandpaper people rub you the wrong way so conflict won’t ruin your day or your relationships.
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#22: Can I Embrace A New Season of Life With Purpose? [With Caroline Rothschild]
New seasons are transitions in our lives and often, they’re disorienting. You may find yourself asking big questions like, "Who am I?" or "What do I do now?"
Pull up a chair and get honest with Jennifer and Caroline about embracing new seasons with purpose. And, you’ll get four practical strategies for navigating a new season of life—no matter what it is.
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#21: Can I Choose Courage When I Don't Feel Confident?
If you’re shaky in the confidence department, you are in good company. In this episode, you'll discover how four spiritual superstars lacked confidence and acted with courage anyway. Plus, you'll learn biblical strategies to help you disagree with your fear and depend on God to make you brave. Because confidence is a feeling; courage is a choice.
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#20: Can I Learn to Wait on God? [With Meredith Andrews]
You can't always avoid the wait, but you can avoid wasting the wait. Singer-songwriter Meredith Andrews joins Jennifer and shares how she learned to wait well when God gives a yellow light. You'll hear Meredith's personal story as you discover 4 things you can do to find purpose during the pause.
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When our need to please gets out of whack we do all the right things for all the wrong reasons. On this episode, determine whether your need to please enslaves you or serves God. Plus, you'll learn 3 biblical motivations that will help you ditch your people pleasing ways.
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#18: Can I Live My Life With Open Hands? [With Laura Story]
Her husband survived a brain tumor but her life has never been the same. Is it really a blessing in disguise? We all experience hard things we didn’t plan but God can use them to give us even deeper and broader blessings if we open our hearts and our hands to receive.
Hear Laura Story’s story and learn 3 practical ways you can live with open hands instead of hands balled in fists of anger or control.
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We don’t want to just love Philippians 4:13, we want to live the verse! The same power that raised Christ from the dead is the same power that is in you. So, how do you access that power? How do you live the “I can” life when you’re faced with so many “wish I could’s?”
Learn the 2 ways you can respond to whatever you face and experience the power of Christ in you every day of the year.
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#16: BONUS: Jennifer Spills the Beans About Life, Faith, and Blindness
Listen in as KC asks Jennifer unrehearsed, unexpected, and unplanned audience questions. “Did you really propose to your husband?” “Do you ever ask God why?” “How do you speak with no notes?” and ”Where do I start if I want to be a writer?” are just a few topics you’ll hear. Plus, Jennifer and KC compare their pet dogs and even talk some theology. Wherever you are in life, there is something in this episode that will speak right to you.
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#15: Christmas Cheer [With Karen Kingsbury & Michael O'Brien]
Karen Kingsbury and Michael O'Brien join us for Christmas Cheer at the 4:13 Podcast! You'll hear a precious poem read by New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury plus musician Michael O'Brien is singing two beautiful songs from his album of Christmas music. So, get your favorite holiday mug filled with cocoa and let's celebrate Christmas!
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You are not the “be-tolerated,” you are the “be-loved!” Today you’ll celebrate that your acceptance has nothing to do with your status, behavior, or performance and everything to do with the God who loves you. Discover practical ways to embrace your redeemed identity so you don’t stray from your source of self and lose your sense of self.
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#13: Can I Seek God More Than I Seek Control? [With Angie Smith]
Constantly seeking control will wear you out! Angie Smith should know. Join her conversation with Jennifer and hear how God taught Angie to seek Him more than seeking control when she lost her baby, Audrey. You’ll learn how to set aside your agenda and stop settling for less. Today is your day to find the freedom to depend on God rather than demand control!
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Life comes with all sorts of stuff like joy, laughter, and stress. But, it does not come with a rewind button! We can’t rewind and redo what we regret. But, we can do something to prevent some of the regrets.
You can get free from the guilt that chains you to regret and learn how to avoid it in the future by rethinking, reframing, and redeeming. No matter what you’ve done, you can live with less regret by asking yourself these simple questions.
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You can be thankful in all things, even if you’re not thankful for all things. Learn 4 habits of thankful people that can improve your health and relationships. Plus, see how God hard-wired you to be thankful so you can be blessed!
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#10: Can I Trust God Even When He Doesn’t Seem Fair?
If God’s ways are right, why do they feel so wrong? God can be just even when He doesn’t seem fair. On this episode, Jennifer candidly explains how she accepts God’s ways when it comes to her blindness and equips you with 4 choices you can make when life feels unfair. You ’ll receive the courage and comfort to trust God even when you don’t like or understand His ways.
BONUS! Stay until the end to hear Jennifer sing her song "Take Me to the Cross."
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#09: Can I Laugh When Life Isn't Funny? [With Liz Curtis Higgs]
You’ve heard of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. This is more like women on wheels with water bottles! On this episode, Jennifer talks with Liz Curtis Higgs about how our ability to laugh is tied to our willingness to trust God. Hop in the back seat with Jennifer and Liz, and get ready to learn why you can trust God and experience joy, no matter what.
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Not every situation is good, but you can experience good when you 4:8 your thoughts. You will learn practical techniques for grabbing the good from life’s not-so-good moments and find out how a 4:8 filter will help you focus your thoughts when you’re tempted to think with your feelings. BONUS! Get a peek into one of Jennifer's favorite talking tools in "Stuff I Love" at the end of the episode!
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Worry is just lethal meditation. When you worry, you’re focusing on the problem. You’re fixating on what might happen. You’re mulling over your fears or constantly pondering the worst-case scenario. But, you can strip worry of its power by turning your worry meditation into a truth meditation. You’ll learn how to eliminate worry words from your vocabulary and turn the impulse to worry into an invitation to let go. BONUS! Another installment of Jennifer's "Stuff I Love"
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Disappointment does not have to color your days, dictate your moods, or determine your future. When life hands you a big disappointment, it’s easy to lose hope. No matter what loss you’ve experienced, disappointment is not the boss of you. Gain inspiration from a woman who lived with disappointment for over 80 years. Plus, learn 3 things to tell yourself when you feel disappointed so you, like her, never lose hope. BONUS! Our first installment of Jennifer's "Stuff I Love"
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We all feel the impulse to quit from time to time. You know, you’re just not up for one more task, one more smile, or one more issue. You’re tired and barely hanging on. Learn how to R.E.S.T and uncover a formula for mental toughness that will help you persevere when you feel like calling it quits.
#04: Can I Control My Anger So It Doesn't Control Me?
You can’t always keep from getting angry, but you can keep anger from getting the best of you. When you’re mad, you may be sparky or you may simmer. Either way, you can make good choices when you're angry so it doesn’t mess with your joy. Discover how to develop 5 practical skills to keep a spark of anger from becoming an explosion you regret.
What do you say when you talk to yourself? Your words matter because you matter. You will learn the three R’s of truthful self-talk and start replacing the lies that shackle you with the truth that sets you free.
When your to-do list is big and your stamina is small, you need a practical “not-to-do"! Jennifer will show you how to live less overwhelmed as she unpacks Psalm 61:2. So, get out your to-do list and a pen because you’re about to mark some things off the list and live less overwhelmed.
Why the 4:13 Podcast? On this introduction episode, you will discover how 4:13 has helped blind author and speaker Jennifer Rothschild navigate the inevitable "can't" of blindness—and how it can help you be and do more than you feel capable of. On the 4:13 Podcast, we will get real about life's not so simple moments and learn to apply 4:13 to whatever we face!