#039 – People Portraits – Sally Clarkson

#039 – People Portraits – Sally Clarkson

I have had the pleasure of knowing Sally Clarkson for some time. She has been a blessing to me in my motherhood journey as I’ve attended her conferences, read her books, and gotten to know her personally. Over the years, Sally and her husband Clay have written 14 books to encourage others on parenting, discipleship, and living well in and for God’s Kingdom.

Sally is someone who has lived their life well and she is stopping by my place today to share a few of her lessons learned.

In addition to her chat with me, Sally has also shared her wisdom in her new book!  It’s a must read.


In Own Your Life, Sally comes alongside the reader and encourages them gently as she talks about what it means to live meaningfully, follow God truly, and bring much-needed order any chaos they may be experiencing in their everyday life.

Would you like to win a free copy of “Own Your Life”?

Scroll down to the end of today’s post and leave a comment?
A winner will be chosen at random 🙂

Oh! And one more thing before I introduce you (or reacquaint you) with Sally! I will be joining Sally her at her conference for moms in Colorado on January 23-24. If you are close by or can get there I’d love to see you!

 REGISTER HERE for the Mom Heart Conference!



Have you ever wondered what is the key to not just living… but living well?

Are you frustrated with the mundane?

What does it take to live with real joy, regardless of the circumstances that you are in?

How do you know if you are embracing your life or settling for your life?

Need practical advice for dealing with worry? You won’t be disappointed.

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Today’s podcast is dripping with wisdom and encouragement for all.

Trust me.

This is a podcast you don’t want to miss.



Join me for today’s chat by clicking  “play” at the top of this post or via iTunes or Stitcher.


Highlights from Today’s Episode:

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Quick Links

 ==> Links for Today’s Show 

  1. Visit Sally’s blog – Sally Clarkson.com
  2. Check out Sally’s book – Own Your Life
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Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment or ask a question!

  • Do you think you are currently owning your life?
  • If so, how do you know?
  • If not, what’s keeping you from doing so?
  • What touched your heart most from this podcast?

Connect with me…

How to Listen to The Podcast

If you’re new to podcasts, think of them like little radio shows that you can listen to at your convenience. They are perfect to listen to and learn from as you workout, fold laundry, wash dishes or conquer the world.

1. Listen right here on the blog. Click the little play button at the beginning of this post.

2. Listen on iTunes or Stitcher! – Be sure and subscribe so you don’t miss an episode!

3. Share today’s show – I could use your help with getting the word out there about my new podcast.  Would you take a minute to share today’s post?  Email the link to a friend or share on social media. Just click on the sharing buttons at the bottom of this post. Thanks!


Can I ask you a favor?  However you found me, will you be so kind as to leave a rating on iTunes and/or write a 2-3 sentence review there or on Stitcher?  Your commentary or rating helps make the podcast more “findable” by others who might not know it exists!  Thanks in advance for your help!

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  1. Anna January 16, 2015 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    I would like to win. Thanks so much!

  2. Kia Williams January 16, 2015 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Hello! Sounds like a great read. I would love to win a copy of Sally’s book! Blessings!

  3. Kimberly January 16, 2015 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    I would love to win this book. It looks like a great book that will really help in my journey:)

  4. Rusheika January 16, 2015 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    I love Sally’s books… Thanks for highlighting her!

  5. Stacey January 16, 2015 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    I’m looking forward to meeting you next weekend!

    Some days I feel like I am owning my life, and other days, I am in survival mode. My plate is pretty full right now, so I have to stop myself and slow down, thinking about what my goals really are, and how I am living for Christ.

    • Stacey January 25, 2015 at 6:12 pm - Reply

      I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your messages this weekend. My friends and I just loved you! And we were super thankful for the breakfast vouchers you gave us

      • Chrystal Hurst January 25, 2015 at 6:42 pm - Reply

        U are WELCOME!!!

  6. Gretchen R January 16, 2015 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Hi Chrystal! I’m going to be flying in to hear you speak in Colorado next week. I’m so over-the-top excited to meet you. Am I owning my life? Well, my life is approaching a fork in the road, or a new stage as my older kids are approaching adolescence and we’re doing more activities and running around. My parenting has changed so much since I’ve read Sally’s books, and I love that she focuses on faith, not formula. As my job is changing, I feel like God is leading me to something new, but I’m moving forward with such hesitation because I am so afraid of stepping out of God’s best for me for the purpose of my own ambition. I’ve been praying often, asking God to make things clear to me. The thought impressed upon me during those times of prayer is that what I need to be doing at this phase in my life, more than anything else, is fixing my eyes on Jesus. I don’t know the exact steps I need to take, but I am realizing that when my eyes are fixed on him, I don’t have to step forward in fear. I don’t have to strain my eyes to see the path, I need to focus on the Shepherd.

    I love in the concept in this book, about how a well lived life is made up of well lived days. One of the things that hit me as I was working through it last night was the question: “Choose this day whom you will serve.” I think there are areas in my life that I have been slacking, and making excuses, in the name of grace. Here I’m focused on these big decisions I need to make, and when I go to God, asking for guidance, he keeps bringing up these small things that I have not been obedient in doing. The little things add up, and become the biggest things. Great podcast.

  7. gillian January 16, 2015 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Super excited to pick up this note before bedtime. Even more excited to have been able to buy the book when it came available in January. Further comments once I’ve listened to the podcast

    Africa greetings, stay blessed

  8. Lavonia January 16, 2015 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    I have listen to your podcast weekly and LOVE it. I am so excited to have another one to listen to this week. I can wait to hear more from Sally and would love to read the book. I always love your recommendations. they are awesome.

  9. Amy Marie January 16, 2015 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed listening this this afternoon! 🙂 Thank you!

  10. Jennifer January 16, 2015 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    I am definitely looking forward to reading Sally’s book!!! I’ve been fasting to hear the Lord in regards to what I should be doing with my life and how to enjoy my seasons as they come…

    Can’t wait!!!

  11. Sheala January 16, 2015 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Wow! Talk about something that was much needed. In all honesty i don’t think I’ve been owning my life and hearing Sally share about her and living in the tiny town. I’ve been allowing my circumstances thank you I know now that I am not the only one feeling this way!.

  12. Myriam January 16, 2015 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Wow – that was a great interview. Will listed to it again. I love how she talks about to accept the season that she was in and I find myself always rushing to the next one (not even knowing what it holds) instead of accepting where I am and trusting God.

    I have a verse that I wrote down yesterday to memorize and that is Ecc 3:1 For everything there’s a season and a time for eery matter under heaven” ESV.

    I am slowly learning that and let God take the wheel.

    Am I currently owning my life? A great and piercing question and one I never really thought about. Then the obvious answer is no and time to figure out why.

    Loved the interview and hope to get a book.


  13. Sally Clarkson January 16, 2015 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Isn’t Chrystal the best interviewer? I love how she thinks. Can’t wait to see you next weekend, Chrystal. We shall have lots of fun and I know you will inspire as you always do. thanks for this.

  14. Susan January 16, 2015 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    I love how the Lord uses you and women like Sally Clarkson to remind moms, like myself, of His great love for the ministry we do in the home.

  15. Dina January 17, 2015 at 12:19 am - Reply

    Awesome interview. I can’t wait to purchase the book. What resonated with me is embracing whatever season you may find yourself in because you won’t be able to move forward until you’re content where you are. This has given me confirmation and inspiration to bloom where I’m planted.

  16. Rita January 17, 2015 at 12:51 am - Reply

    Wonderful interview! I’m working on owning my life but would love to have this book! In a really hard season of life right now. Have 3 grown children & 3 grandchildren living with us & no one in our household has a full time job right now. My husband lost his job almost 6 months ago! Would appreciate your prayers! Thanks!

  17. Veronica January 17, 2015 at 12:52 am - Reply

    I would love to read this book. I would to be empowered in living out my purpose. I believe this book would be a start and a blessing!

  18. olga ramirez January 17, 2015 at 12:54 am - Reply

    Great interview!
    Now I want the book.

  19. erica January 17, 2015 at 12:54 am - Reply

    Love Chrystal and love Sally. Looking forward to reading this book!

  20. michele January 17, 2015 at 1:08 am - Reply

    Love Sally Clarkson! I’ve been wanting to get this book!

  21. Autumn H January 17, 2015 at 1:24 am - Reply

    Sounds great! Enjoyed the interview very much!

  22. Beverly W January 17, 2015 at 1:27 am - Reply

    Ever since I you mentioned this book on your Facebook page, I was interested in reading it! I would love to win it too!

  23. Stacy Jeffries January 17, 2015 at 1:38 am - Reply

    In a season of waiting and my heart is being weary and discouraged. Would love to win this book. Thanks for sharing this podcast. Definitely spoke to some things on my heart.

  24. Diana January 17, 2015 at 1:49 am - Reply

    I’ve put this on my must read list for this year. Can’t wait to hear your podcast!

  25. Kyla January 17, 2015 at 1:52 am - Reply

    I have been so inspired by Sally Clarkson’s other books. I would love to win a copy of her new book. I know you and she both (and Sarah) will have so much to share at the conference next week!

  26. Marine Molton January 17, 2015 at 3:28 am - Reply

    Love Sally and you!! Would be great to win the book! 🙂

  27. Grace Cho January 17, 2015 at 5:02 am - Reply

    I’ve already hear so many great things about this book! Fingers crossed to win!

  28. Joyce January 17, 2015 at 6:02 am - Reply

    “Living by faith means believing in God enough to take the risk and move forward.” I love that this goes right along with what I have been trying to live out through our MOPS theme this year, Be You, Bravely. Own Your Life…good stuff! Listening to the podcast now. 🙂

  29. Annette leonard January 17, 2015 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Would love to add this to my personal library!

  30. Ruth January 17, 2015 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    I’ve learned a lot from the things I’ve read on line from you and Sally. I’d love to win Sally’s book! I’m going to listen to your podcast now. I really enjoy them and the fact that I can listen to them while doing dishes… Bonus 🙂

  31. Lois January 17, 2015 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Sounds like a book i need right now. Just wanted you to know how much you bless my life. Keep up the great work of letting Jesus shine thru.

  32. Rebekah J January 18, 2015 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Great interview with a great woman! I have a new person to follow.

  33. Pam McGuire January 19, 2015 at 6:42 am - Reply

    Or Good is a Good of order and I need His order in my life. This book can be a sterling stone in the process. Would enjoy the blessing.


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