What matters most in your life?

If you asked me, I’d say my husband, kids, God, friends. . .

But here’s the tricky part. Does my calendar reflect those priorities?

Does the way I spend my time match up with who/what I claim as important? (Umm. . .Do I have to answer that one?)

Good news.

Today’s guest, Charity Reeb, is sharing her own journey. From working 80-hour weeks planning huge international ministry events to integrating spirituality into her errands. She calls it her “Good Bad Real Life”.

With a demanding job and three young toddlers, at one point she asked herself:

“In all my ‘doing good’ am I missing the greater good God has for me personally?”

Charity decided to reflect on the times in her life when she felt closest to God. Instead of just working for Him, she desired to deeply know Him.

She found a few characteristics which she shares in the podcast. And which she gathered together in a new resource called, “The Real Life Journal”.

((AND she’s offering listeners a “Buy One, Give One” deal. At the end of this episode listen for the special code. You have the chance to be a part of an exclusive test pilot group!))

Today’s conversation (and what Charity is doing) breaks down the walls between faith and life. Helping us each walk in faith through every moment of our days. Seeing the holy in the mundane.

And focusing on what matters.

Connect with Charity:

What we chat about:

  • Little girl Charity preaching to cows, now she’s preaching to pursue what matters.
  • Specific characteristics of times Charity felt close to God.
  • Making spirituality a priority.
  • Reading God’s Word to apply it to her life.
  • Choosing to converse with God, expecting a response.
  • How Charity can feel like a crazy person when she prays out loud.
  • The method of writing down prayers starting with what you will “commit” to God instead of worrying.
  • Making time to find truth to mediate on while you wait for God to work in a specific area.
  • How Thomas the Train is often playing in the background during her quiet time.
  • Building margin into your days to make sure you hear from God in the moment.
  • Journaling one event from your actual life–as a legacy for generations to come.

Links Mentioned:

How to listen to the podcast:

1.Listen on the blog. Click through to GodCenteredMom.com and click the play button at the beginning of this post.

2. Listen on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch – There are a lot of great podcasting apps. Apple has a free one (that I mentioned) in the app store, there is also one called Downcast. It allows you to search for shows, subscribe to them and even speed up the audio. If you don’t have an iDevice, you can listen via Stitcher.

3. Subscribe to the Podcast – access the podcast in iTunes (Click here to access via iTunes). You can also search for it on your smartphone app (like the ones listed above) and subscribe.


  1. SuseFish

    Heather, another awesome show. I just wanted to let you know that I too ‘broke up with’ facebook at Christmas – I’ve not looked back once. I was utterly addicted too and it was robbing me of peace. My good friends now email me and we chat that way. Thanks for being you xx

  2. Nell

    I’ve considered breaking up with FB too… did you keep a private account just for family? I know my family would be so sad if I left FB as that is how they get a lot of pictures of the kids (we live far from family)….but, I tell you what, I have seriously been thinking of how to get out of the Facebook trap.


  3. Liz

    Heather, I absolutely love your podcast. This one was one of those where I raised my hand and said “that’s me”!! 🙂

    Thank you so much for having Charity on; and thank you Charity for sharing your story and the practical ways that God is meeting you in your day to day.

    Blessings – and keep up the amazing God-centered work! <3

  4. Seana

    Heather, I loved this episode. It was EXACTLY what I needed. I immediately purchased Charity’s journal. She seems great!! Also, I deleted my Facebook, too! I’m so happy about it! 🙂 thanks for doing what you do!

    • Heather MacFadyen

      YAY! a fellow “out of the looper” 😉 Just kidding. . . But thrilled you enjoyed Charity’s words and I’m hoping her journal has helped direct your days. thanks for writing me!

  5. Lillian Richardson

    I needed to hear this podcast.

  6. Quinn

    Oh love this podcast episode!!

    Purchased a journal around November 2016 after I came across this podcast. Glad I was able to get in on the kickstarter. It’s been fun! Have it in my hand and on Day 2. Had to go back and listen to this podcast now that I have the journal in my hand and can see what Charity is talking about! I already saw God answer a pray I honestly didn’t believe he would on the 1st day of writing in the journal!

    P.S. You should have her on again 1 year later of this podcast after she puts her journal on Amazon and have her talk about the kickstarter and how she got funded, where she is at now and where she is headed! And obviously what God is doing through it all Would love to listen to her again!! I think I will be listening to this one often as I make my way through the podcast.

    Speaking of God speaking not in the silent. When I was listening to this tonight an idea popped into my head I want to do with my 3 year old daughter. Was stressing about doing some “school” and heart/bible teaching, but overwhelmed where do I start? Have so many resources! And a resource that I hadnt even written down came to my mind—just spend some time listening to Reformed Kidcast after breakfast while we color or do something with our hands!! Thought I would share that!

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