Chrystal Evans Hurst

Chrystal Evans Hurst


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  • #246 – Your Pain. God’s Presence.
    #246 – Your Pain. God’s Presence.
    Duration: 57min | 10/02/2020

    I’ve had a lot of questions lately; my conversations with God have been frequent and fairly raw. So this episode I’m sharing is as much for me as it is for you. One of the most emotionally taxing ways to live is with suppressed doubts and questions.  As my guest on today’s episode shares, “It [...]

  • #245 – Powerful Questions. Practical Answers.
    #245 – Powerful Questions. Practical Answers.
    Duration: 41min | 04/02/2020

    Ten years from now, when you look back, what will you wish you would have done? How can you determine what matters and what doesn’t matter today? What can you do today to have confidence in your ability to make good decisions for your life so you can live with no regrets? These questions and [...]

  • #244 – A Story Worth Remembering
    #244 – A Story Worth Remembering
    Duration: 36min | 27/01/2020

    I’m as shocked as you are about the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna.  I’m more than shocked actually, I’m dumb struck. Whatever I’ve been thinking and feeling about the passing of my mother not making sense, Kobe’s sudden loss of life makes even less so. L.A. Times reporter, Bill Plaschke, covered [...]

  • #243- Living For Legacy – Part 3
    #243- Living For Legacy – Part 3
    Duration: 47min | 23/01/2020

    This is the last episode of the three podcast series on legacy. I’ve enjoyed recording these for you -- and for me. I hope they’ve been helpful for you and encouraged you to think about how you can live with legacy in mind. Oxford dictionary defines focus as “the center of interest.” At age 15 [...]

  • #242- Living For Legacy – Part 2
    #242- Living For Legacy – Part 2
    Duration: 29min | 22/01/2020

    Living for legacy is not about you. Of course, by living for legacy and living a life you love, you benefit. But really, it’s about blessing someone else. My mom’s service two weeks ago was over four hours,  but every minute was worth it because we wanted to celebrate and honor her well. Most times, [...]

  • #241- Living For Legacy
    #241- Living For Legacy
    Duration: 37min | 21/01/2020

    How do you leave a legacy of love? How do you live for legacy? Love. Release. And keep going. One of the things I’m sure of is that my mom left a legacy of love. I’ve heard this over and over again over the past few weeks. She consistently took the time to stop and [...]

  • #240 Chrystal’s Christmas Collection
    #240 Chrystal’s Christmas Collection
    Duration: 01h10min | 13/11/2019

    We're back at it again!  I can't believe it's been a year already. It seems like it was just yesterday that Kariss and I were sitting on this same couch recording my first Christmas Collection episode. We had so much fun doing it that we decided to make it an annual thing. I'm always up [...]

  • #239 – Choosing Joy and Adventure
    #239 – Choosing Joy and Adventure
    Duration: 53min | 06/11/2019

    Do you struggle with inviting people into your home?  Maybe you’re a person who enjoys hanging out with other people, but you are letting things like an imperfect house, or loads of laundry on the couch keep you from opening your door to friends.  I got to chat with my friend, Margaret Feinburg today, and [...]

  • #238 – Embracing Healthy Expectations
    #238 – Embracing Healthy Expectations
    Duration: 49min | 01/11/2019

    Do you ever feel like the weight of the world’s expectations of you are pulling you down? Do you have a hard time saying “no” to others? Do you often find yourself dwelling on your faults instead of giving yourself grace? Despite what other people may demand of you, it actually is possible to set [...]

  • #237 – Healed and Made Whole
    #237 – Healed and Made Whole
    Duration: 47min | 14/10/2019

    What does the future version of you need from you? Often the things we don’t want to do are the things we need to do. We spend so much time battling against our feelings but, as most of us know,  the life that we want to live should not be driven by the way that [...]

  • #236 – Living Real and Restored
    #236 – Living Real and Restored
    Duration: 48min | 07/10/2019

    Have you ever come to the end of a good HGTV episode in disbelief? It’s amazing how a team of people can take a home that looked completely useless and transform it to become better than new. It’s exactly what God does with our hearts. No matter how messy and broken the home of our [...]

  • #235 – Fighting For Your Life
    #235 – Fighting For Your Life
    Duration: 42min | 01/10/2019

    What is a girl to do when she has walked through a difficult physical healing process only to be faced with another round of health concerns more challenging than the first? How does she fight well when she is physically and emotionally spent?    Susie Larson is not only familiar with these questions, but she [...]

  • #234 – Healing Through Rest
    #234 – Healing Through Rest
    Duration: 01h41s | 23/09/2019

    If you are like other women I know, you might be striving, doing, and serving from one activity to the next but never recognizing the signals of burnout your body is giving you. Maybe you’ve been feeling a little hopeless, a bit achy, or a tad unmotivated. You’ve tried slowing down and sleeping more. Maybe [...]

  • #233 – Living with Intentionality
    #233 – Living with Intentionality
    Duration: 01h01min | 16/09/2019

    As women, we try to make it all happen and give everything on our plate enough time and attention. Sometimes it feels like other women have it all together, and if we only knew how they did it or had some secret, magic ingredient, we could get the same results. But what if I told [...]

  • #232 – Getting to Know You
    #232 – Getting to Know You
    Duration: 01h45s | 09/09/2019

    Have you ever found yourself trying to be your most authentic self, only to find that you are over exhausted from tending to other people? When was the last time you took a minute to check-in with yourself, know who you really are, and discover what you really want? Do you ever ask yourself: Who [...]

  • #231 – Caring For Your Soul
    #231 – Caring For Your Soul
    Duration: 01h04min | 03/09/2019

    I really want to live intentionally, but it’s such a STRUGGLE. Surely I’m not the only person who wants to live with purpose and focus, yet feels like some days I’m just “making it.” I want my life to count for what matters for eternity’ but my life is filled with a bunch of “right [...]

  • #230- Pressing Through Pain
    #230- Pressing Through Pain
    Duration: 49min | 28/08/2019

    What do you do when the unexpected pops up and changes your daily routine?  A lot of us may complain and give the unplanned the power to ruin the rest of our day, maybe even the rest of our week!  You actually have the power to choose! Unexpected surprises -- big or small -- don’t [...]

  • #229- How to Grow Spiritually
    #229- How to Grow Spiritually
    Duration: 01h07min | 21/08/2019

    As Christians, we all know that we need to commit to reading and understanding the Bible. But many of us find that, for whatever reason, we don’t read the Bible nearly as much as we’d like, let alone truly understand and take to heart what it has to say.  Maybe whenever you’ve tried to pick [...]

  • #228- Knowing Your Identity
    #228- Knowing Your Identity
    Duration: 01h01min | 14/08/2019

    What is the story that you tell about yourself?  What lies are you believing? If you’re like most people, you define yourself based on your struggles, your shortcomings, and even your successes. But did you know that the story you tell about yourself—how you answer questions like “why do I matter?”—will actually determine how you [...]

  • #227- Celebrating She’s Still There
    #227- Celebrating She’s Still There
    Duration: 20min | 07/08/2019

    How did I get here? This is a question we all have or will ask ourselves. In honor of the two year birthday of She’s Still There, I sat down and had a short conversation with my Sister Circle - my mom, sister, and oldest daughter. Each of them shared a bit about their more [...]

  • #226- A She’s Still There Story for Wynter Pitts
    #226- A She’s Still There Story for Wynter Pitts
    Duration: 50min | 25/07/2019

    My cousin Wynter, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly a year ago. I can't believe that it's been a whole year. Time passes so quickly if we are not intentional about slowing it down. So when the anniversary of her death rolled around yesterday, I stopped time.  I spent the day listening to Wynter's voice from [...]

  • #225- Bravely Embracing Change
    #225- Bravely Embracing Change
    Duration: 55min | 23/07/2019

    Sometimes it’s not that you are lost, it’s just that you are finding a different angle in your life. Have you ever had a desire that God has placed within you? One that you haven’t acted on because you are afraid of what the outcome might actually be? Are you afraid of the adjustments you [...]

  • #224- Honoring Your Passions
    #224- Honoring Your Passions
    Duration: 58min | 18/07/2019

    Every person has a story.  Some people have large platforms as speakers, writers or leaders and share their stories so others can be entertained, inspired, or encouraged. But too often, many individuals who may not reach the masses believe their stories are insignificant, inconsequential, and don’t really make a difference. This is simply not true.  [...]

  • #223- Believing God after Tragedy
    #223- Believing God after Tragedy
    Duration: 56min | 08/07/2019

    How do you continue to believe in the things God says--for example, that he loves you and has a plan for your life-- when you experience a pain so excruciating that you lose the will to keep living?  Today’s podcast is heavy, but I know you will be blessed by it, because the greatest acts [...]

  • #222- Seeing God at Work in Trauma
    #222- Seeing God at Work in Trauma
    Duration: 01h06min | 03/07/2019

    How do you rescue the girl in you when she has been crippled by trauma? Webster’s dictionary defines trauma as “a disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury.” When trauma occurs, it burrows its way deep into our heart and weighs it down. And life doesn’t wait [...]

  • #221- A Fresh Point of View
    #221- A Fresh Point of View
    Duration: 45min | 25/06/2019

    Life is change but that doesn’t mean that change is easy. What do you do when the relationship, the job, or the thing you’ve been diligently building towards suddenly gets pulled right out from under your feet? It’s only natural that when we invest in people and places, we become emotionally attached to them. There’s [...]

  • #220- Fighting For Your Faith
    #220- Fighting For Your Faith
    Duration: 43min | 25/06/2019

    When is the last time you felt like throwing in the towel? You’ve likely felt that way at least a few times in life, and you might even feel that way right now. If you are familiar with my guest, Christine Caine, you may be surprised to hear that she recently went through an extended [...]

  • #219 – Discovering Your Gifts
    #219 – Discovering Your Gifts
    Duration: 36min | 10/06/2019

    What gifts do you have to offer the world? So many women either tell me they aren’t sure what their unique giftings are, or they tell me that they know what they are, but they can’t seem to figure out how to put them to use. This podcast will spur you on to not only [...]

  • #218 – Calming Angry Kids
    #218 – Calming Angry Kids
    Duration: 47min | 03/06/2019

    How do you deal with anger from your child, especially when it’s aimed at you? Do you know how to diffuse the situation and get to the root of the problem while also keeping your cool? When our kids are having a rough day, it can be hard not to take their anger or moodiness [...]

  • #217 – Pursuing a Healthy Life
    #217 – Pursuing a Healthy Life
    Duration: 01h02min | 29/05/2019

    What is the biggest challenge you face in maintaining your health? The pursuit to be healthy -- whether it be physically, emotionally or spiritually -- can be a challenging journey. It’s even more challenging if your motive is to look healthy at the risk of actually being healthy. What if you changed the mindset you [...]

  • #216 – Using Your Time Well
    #216 – Using Your Time Well
    Duration: 01h08min | 20/05/2019

    Many of us have a lot on our plates -- there's more on our plates than any other generation before us. With so much to do and a limited amount of time, how do we pay attention to the things that matter the most without become unnecessarily distressed and feeling as if there simply isn’t [...]

  • #215 – A Love Letter Life
    #215 – A Love Letter Life
    Duration: 01h02min | 13/05/2019

    One of the places that we have the greatest influence is in our relationships, particularly marital relationships. Of course, having a positive influence in any area requires intentionality and hard work, and that is especially true of marriage. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Audrey Roloff (who starred on the show Little People, [...]

  • #214 – The Power of Influence
    #214 – The Power of Influence
    Duration: 01h17s | 06/05/2019

    Webster's dictionary defines influence as “the power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways.” Do you believe you have influence? You might think not, but as Pam Tebow, mother of former professional football player Tim Tebow, will be explaining today, we are all capable of having a powerful  influence on the [...]

  • #213 – Doing the Next Right Thing
    #213 – Doing the Next Right Thing
    Duration: 56min | 29/04/2019

    What is it that you want more deeply than anything else? In my previous podcast, I had a conversation with my guest about learning to dream again, because we can become so disappointed by all the dreams we’ve had that didn’t become a reality that we just stop dreaming at all. A similar issue happens [...]

  • #212 – Redeeming Your Dreams
    #212 – Redeeming Your Dreams
    Duration: 55min | 26/04/2019

    How do you remain passionate and purposeful in life when you have to cope with the death of a dream? How do you keep living with joy when... The relationship you thought would lead to marriage suddenly ends? The adoption you’ve been working towards for months or years doesn’t go through? The book you thought [...]

  • #211 – The Impact of Your Story
    #211 – The Impact of Your Story
    Duration: 28min | 23/04/2019

    We only have this one life to live. Too many of us go throughout life without paying attention to our stories. We are hesitant to uncover our stories because it's much easier to cover things up and accept how we are, as how things will always be. Have you made the time to take a [...]

  • #210 – Loving Your Life Again
    #210 – Loving Your Life Again
    Duration: 43min | 10/04/2019

    We all hit unexpected bumps in our life. They are difficult and unpleasant, but we can usually buckle down and get past them. Then there are “bumps” which would be more accurately called mountains; they are so overwhelming and intense that they leave you feeling completely alone and helpless, wondering if you will ever be [...]

  • #209 – Living as a Healthier You
    #209 – Living as a Healthier You
    Duration: 56min | 27/03/2019

    Have you ever heard the saying, “When you know better, do better”? Even if you haven’t, you’ve no doubt heard something similar—particularly when it comes to food and dieting. Diet and nutrition (exercise too!) have been a major trend since the second half of the 1900s, but in the last decade or so, the focus [...]

  • #208 – How to Stay Crazy in Love
    #208 – How to Stay Crazy in Love
    Duration: 49min | 18/03/2019

    How do you stay crazy in love when your spouse is driving you crazy? It’s often said that opposites attract, and if you look at most marriages, you'll see that's true. But if you've been married for any amount of time, you also know that it’s not very long before the very characteristics that initially [...]

  • #207 – How to be Wife-Ready
    #207 – How to be Wife-Ready
    Duration: 58min | 12/03/2019

      For the past couple of episodes, we’ve been talking about working on you. After all, it is very important for you to spend time making room for what you love and  being intentional about reaching your goals. However,  I want to shift focus and talk to you about how much time and effort you [...]

  • #206 – The Balancing Act: God  Goals
    #206 – The Balancing Act: God & Goals
    Duration: 47min | 05/03/2019

    I’m sure you’ve often asked yourself, “What is God’s will for my life?” Well, guess what? I know the answer! God’s will is that you both surrender your life to Him AND live on purpose. Now, you may be asking,  “What the heck does that mean?” Well, take a deep breath and trust me when [...]

  • #205 – Making Time For What You Love
    #205 – Making Time For What You Love
    Duration: 55min | 01/03/2019

    When is the last time you felt alive? When you look at your life, does it seem realistic that you can have the time and energy to do what you love? Many of you have told me that you have a constant feeling of exhaustion and overwhelm from all the competing demands you face. I [...]

  • #204 – Fight for Your Life
    #204 – Fight for Your Life
    Duration: 44min | 18/02/2019

    What do you do when you feel lost in your life? Well, the answer is simple.  Notice I didn't say easy. You have to fight. If the life you hope for or dream of seems to be out of your reach or even if the life you have seems to be slipping through your fingers, [...]

  • #203 – Choose Joy
    #203 – Choose Joy
    Duration: 34min | 04/02/2019

    Sadness, depression, or a funk. We use a variety of words to describe how we feel when we don’t feel good, when we feel blah, or when we are experiencing a season of being “out of character”. But whatever we call it, the remedy is the same. We can choose joy.     What practically [...]

  • #202 – Let it Go!
    #202 – Let it Go!
    Duration: 32min | 14/01/2019

    If you're gonna learn to live well, you're gonna have to learn to let some things go. There is no way around it. To grab hold of the best of life, you have to learn how to let go so that there is room for you to grab hold to the good stuff. But what [...]

  • #201 – Show Up for Your Life
    #201 – Show Up for Your Life
    Duration: 40min | 07/01/2019

    Are you struggling to get going even though we are at the start of a brand new year? Has the hustle and bustle of the holiday season left you a tad exhausted or low on energy? Have you been feeling stuck because it’s yet another January and the goals you have this year are the [...]

  • #200 Chrystal’s Christmas Collection
    #200 Chrystal’s Christmas Collection
    Duration: 40min | 21/11/2018

    Episode 200 is here!! They say time flies when you’re having fun and I must agree -- the past 199 episodes (yes!  ONE NINETY NINE) have been a blast! Thank you for listening. It doesn’t matter if you started listening at episode one or if this is your first time listening today -- thank you! [...]

  • #199 Singled Out – Celebrating the Holidays Well
    #199 Singled Out – Celebrating the Holidays Well
    Duration: 59min | 13/11/2018

    The holiday season is upon us! I can feel the shift; the weather is changing, the smell of fresh pine and peppermint is on the rise and ya’ll, I have already seen Christmas trees. Fully decorated Christmas trees! I’m not there yet. I’m not a grinch. I love this season - I love making special [...]

  • 198 – Thriving During the Holidays
    198 – Thriving During the Holidays
    Duration: 02h23min | 05/11/2018

    It’s officially November, which means the holiday season is upon us! It’s a joyous time for a lot of us as we gather to celebrate with family and friends. However, if you’re anything  like me, this season can also become a little stressful... There are so many things to do added onto the normal everyday [...]

  • 197 – A Chat with Brittany Null
    197 – A Chat with Brittany Null
    Duration: 55min | 30/10/2018

    Listen ya’ll,  sometimes, life just happens. Eventually, we all find ourselves in unexpected, painful moments — whether it is being laid off of work, experiencing sudden health issues, losing of a loved one, or getting a divorce. None of these things can be anticipated, and they always come as a terrible shock.  But when they [...]