Grounded Podcast

Encouragement for Hard Holidays, with Robyn Bush and Kim Michell

Is your heart full of sorrow this holiday season? In these months that are usually bubbling with cheer and excitement, maybe you’re facing an empty seat at your table, estranged relationships, or illness in your family. Robyn Bush and Kim Michell understand painful holidays and walking through grief. Both women share their experiences of seeing God’s hand through seasons of pain and point you to hope for whatever struggles you may face.

Connect with Kim:

 Instagram: @kim_michell

Episode Notes:

Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

“Forgiveness” podcast with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

 Born a Child and Yet a King Advent devotional

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About the Hosts

Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Erin Davis is an author, blogger, and speaker who loves to see women of all ages run to the deep well of God’s Word. She is the author of many books and Bible studies including: 7 Feasts, Connected, Beautiful Encounters, and the My Name Is Erin series. She serves on the ministry team of Revive Our Hearts. When she’s not writing, you can find Erin chasing chickens and children on her small farm in the Midwest.

Portia Collins

Portia Collins

Portia Collins is a Christian Bible teacher and writer/blogger who enjoys studying and teaching Scripture.  Portia is the founder of "She Shall Be Called" (SSBC), a women’s ministry centered on helping women understand and embrace true biblical womanhood through solid study of God's Word. To learn more about SSBC, visit www.sheshallbecalled.com.  Portia and her husband, Mikhail, have a daughter and currently live in the Mississippi Delta. 

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh

When Dannah Gresh was eight years old, she began praying that God would use her as a Bible teacher for “the nations.” When she sees the flags of many countries waving at a Revive Our Hearts event, it feels like an answer to her prayer.

Dannah is the founder of True Girl which provides tools for moms and grandmothers to disciple their 7–12 year-old girls. On Monday nights, you’ll find Dannah hosting them in her online Bible study. She has authored over twenty-eight books, including Ruth: Becoming a Girl of Loyalty, Lies Girls Believe, and a Bible study for adult women based on the book of Habakkuk. She and her husband, Bob, live on a hobby farm in central Pennsylvania.

Alejandra Slemin

Alejandra Slemin

Alejandra is a sinner who believed in Jesus at the age of seven in her native country, Dominican Republic. She is a wife and homeschool mom. She's passionate about Christ, studying the Scriptures, discipling, teaching, and learning alongside women. Currently, she supports her husband as he serves as a church planter in Victoria, BC, Canada. Alejandra loves herbs, designing headbands with her daughter, being outdoors, and serving her community.

About the Guests

Robyn Bush

Robyn Bush

Robyn is the blessed mom of three amazing people: two daughters ages fifteen, twenty-two, and a son aged twenty-seven. Her husband of twenty-six years unexpectedly died from a stroke in 2016. He had signed up as an organ donor two years earlier, and on Christmas Eve, his body gifted life to five people in need of healthy organs. Their surgeries took place on Christmas morning. The family is learning to trust Jesus in the midst of the hard loss, and finding that God is meeting them every step of the way.

Kim Michell

Kim Michell

Kim has been a Christian counselor for twenty years, specializing in teens and families. She is currently in the process of launching a ministry called Beauty EnCounter which ministers to the whole person—body, soul, and spirit. Beauty EnCounter brings together her life’s work of encouraging people toward mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being while incorporating her work as a Beautycounter consultant by helping women work toward healthy living. Kim lives in the metro Atlanta area with her dog Roxie.