When my kids were little (infants & toddlers) it seemed I had time to listen to Christian programming such as Focus on the Family daily. Crazy I know. Now, with elementary to college-aged, there doesn’t seem to be a moment — a quiet moment at least — for much of anything. Certainly not time to schedule in a radio broadcast at specific times of the day.
Thank the good Lord for podcasts! I love being able to fit in a podcast on an interesting subject into the pockets of my day. Last week I was encouraged by a podcast interview with author Kathy Lipp as she shared ways to encourage children according to their personalities.
I’m not an excessive podcast collector, meaning currently only two podcast apps live on my phone. My personality is too scattered to house a dozen or more — I would not know which to listen to first! I’ve chosen these two apps to access for two reasons: they are both easy to use and I have four children that keep me on my knees. I need to focus on faith and family building apps in this season of my life. My two faves are…
FamilyLife Today’s app is my top choice as it offers three podcast tracks based on the user’s time allowance. FamilyLife Today presents segments from the radio broadcast which run just under 30 minutes on a variety of family subjects. Real FamilyLife offers more in-depth radio broadcasts running 1 hour and 30 minutes. FamilyLife Today On the Go is comprised of one minute and thirty second nuggets of godly wisdom. And, for when I misjudge my available time, any of the podcasts can be paused and listened to at a later date.
Focus on the Family is the standard bearer for quality Christian radio programming. Practical insight on subjects affecting families.
Both Family Life Today and Focus on the Family apps are free to download to any smartphone or simply visit the websites of both ministries and listen through a computer. If you are new to apps, access can be made through the iPhone App Store or Android App Store on your phone. (Can’t find it? Use the Search feature.)
Do you listen to podcasts? What are your favorites? I would love to add one to my list of two!
About Kellie Renfroe
Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 32 years and have four children ranging in age from 17 to 28. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading, studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.
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