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Family Life Mornings radio host, Terese Main, encourages and challenges Christian women so they are equipped to better serve their families and communities around them.

12 Terese Talk: Blue Monday



You did it! You survived the saddest day of the year! The third Monday in January has become known as Blue Monday. So if you started out the week feeling kinda down, you’re not alone. Terese has some great advice on how to help yourself, and others shake the blues. We can get though this together, with God.

Look for the latest episode of Terese Talk every Tuesday morning!

If you enjoy this podcast, consider supporting the ministry of Family Life at www.fln.org/giving. If you have feedback on this podcast, please email me at teresemain@fln.org.

Terese Main is a wife, mom and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.fln.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.


11 Terese Talk: Word of the Year



Have you selected your Word of the Year for 2021? Lots of people focus on one word through the year, to keep them focused on growing in a certain area of their faith. This year, Terese has chosen “obedience.” Listen to this episode to find out why, and get encouraged with your own word. If you chose a word this year, please share it in the comments below!

If you’re still looking for a word, click here.

Look for the latest episode of Terese Talk every Tuesday morning!

If you enjoy this podcast, consider supporting the ministry of Family Life at www.fln.org/giving. If you have feedback on this podcast, please email me at teresemain@fln.org.

Terese Main is a wife, mom and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.fln.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.


10 Terese Talk: GLAD Journal



With this new year, maybe journalling is something new you want to try! By using the GLAD method, you’ll be able to appreciate what God is doing in your life and look back to see how you have grown as the months go on.

2021 also marks a change to Terese Talk. This podcast is now shorter and produced weekly. Look for the latest episode every Tuesday morning!

If you enjoy this podcast, consider supporting the ministry of Family Life at www.fln.org/giving. If you have feedback on this podcast, please email me at teresemain@fln.org.

Terese Main is a wife, mom and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.fln.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.


09 Terese Talk: Lysa TerKeurst



Life doesn’t always go the way you expect. And when you’ve been hurt, you have two choices–harbor bitterness, or forgive. Lysa TerKeurst has lived through betrayal and redemption and shares what God has shown her in her latest book, Forgiving What You Can’t Forget. Plus, what Terese learned as a patient in the Emergency Room, and some fun ways to help your kiddos learn about God this Christmas season.

If you enjoy this podcast, consider supporting the ministry of Family Life at www.fln.org/giving. If you have feedback on this podcast, please email me at teresemain@fln.org.

Terese Main is a wife, mom and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.fln.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.


08 Terese Talk: Women Teaching Women



Do you find all your friends are about the same age as you? Do they have kids about the same age as your kids? Have you all been married about the same length of time? You might be missing out on one of God’s biggest gifts–multi-generational friendship. The book of Titus outlines God’s plan for how women are supposed to interact with each other; with the older teaching the younger.

“The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, Titus 2:3-4″

In this episode, hear from two of my friends–one younger and one older, about what we can learn from each other. It might just encourage you to make a new friend!

If you enjoy this podcast, consider supporting the ministry of Family Life at www.fln.org/giving. If you have feedback on this podcast, please email me at teresemain@fln.org.

Terese Main is a wife, mom and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.fln.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.


07 Terese Talk: Mandisa



Did you know that I once rapped on stage with Mandisa? It’s true. It was at Kingdom Bound and she needed someone who knew the TobyMac part of her Good Morning song. I told her I could do it, and she let me! Right before I was supposed to go on stage, my mind blanked. And then as I walked out on stage, it all came back to me. She said I nailed it. I realized then how brave it is that Mandisa gets out on stage every night!

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=735197183205107

In this episode, listen as Mandisa shares about overcoming…again and again. Hear how the Word of God helped bring her out of depression and back into the light.

If you enjoy this podcast, consider supporting the ministry of Family Life at www.fln.org/giving. If you have feedback on this podcast, please email me at teresemain@fln.org.

Terese Main is a wife, mom and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.fln.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.


06 Terese Talk: Cyndy Sherwood



How do you keep your eyes on Jesus when the whole world seems to be changing right before your eyes? On this episode of Terese Talk, Biblical Counselor and Healing Journey author Cyndy Sherwood shares some good advice for finding peace in the middle of life’s storms. Find out more about her ministry here.

Sometimes you just have to get away! My husband and I were able to take a road trip to Ohio and Kentucky. Along the way we enjoyed some outdoor sightseeing, some great meals, and a morning at the Creation Museum. *Complimentary media passes were provided for my visit, with no promise of on-air or online mention.* The Creation Museum is a 45-minute drive from the Ark Encounter. Children 10 and under are free at the Ark through 2020.

Tip from Terese: If you decide to visit, take your time. We walked slowly through the gardens outside before going into the museum. There is also a kids playground and petting zoo to take your time at. You really do have time to linger and read at each section. There was a great exhibit on the Bible’s history and authority. It was faith-affirming. The entire museum is beautifully crafted and well done.

If you enjoy this podcast, consider supporting the ministry of Family Life at www.fln.org/giving. If you have feedback on this podcast, please email me at teresemain@fln.org.

Terese Main is a wife, mom and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.fln.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.


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05 Terese Talk: Mystery Guest Artist



The worldwide Coronavirus pandemic has turned out world upside down. We work at home. Our kids school at home. And we’re never really sure what day it is. Terese has advice on helping your family through the outbreak. Plus an amazing Mystery Guest, who was able to join us after a cancelled tour. WARNING: This episode contains a racy, yet hysterical story about some grandparents with an unusual dress code. It’s the laugh you probably need right now!

Family Life Mornings radio host, Terese Main, encourages and challenges Christian women so they are equipped to better serve their families and communities around them.


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04 Terese Talk: Jennie Allen



You’ve likely heard this scripture: “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” It’s from 2 Corinthians 10:5. But do you know how to do that? Jennie Allen is a Christian teacher and author who has written a book called “Get Out of Your Head.” It’s designed to help you identify your thoughts and line them up with God’s way of living. *Please note: since this publication of this podcast, Jennie’s event in Rochester, NY as been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.*

Homemade Hand Sanitizer
Have you seen the bare store shelves for things like toilet paper and hand sanitizer? People are stocking up, in preparation for a potential Coronavirus outbreak. Did you know you can make your own hand sanitizer!
2/3 cup Isopropyl Alcohol
1/3 cup Aloe Vera Gel
2-3 drops of essential oil (optional, for fragrance)
Mix and pour into a pump bottle or squeeze tube.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Peanut Butter Mousse Cups
(Sugar-free and Grain-free, but NOT Flavor-free)
For the cookie crumbles (make these first, so they can cool)
7 TBSP. butter, melted
2 cups almond flour
3 TBSP. cocoa powder
1/3 cup monk fruit sweetener
Mix, spread onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10 minutes, or until dry. Cool, then crumble.

For the filling
8 ounces Marscapone cheese, room temperature
2/3 cup sugar free creamy peanut butter, room temperature
1 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. xantham gum
1/2 cup monk fruit sweetener
Combine Marscapone and peanut butter. Whip cream and remaining ingredients until still peaks form. fold peanut butter mixture into whipped cream mixture. Spoon mousse into single serve cups and chill. Top with crumbled cookie.

Museum of the Bible
It’s amazing how many common phrases originated in the Bible! Here’s one of the exhibits from Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. The next time you hear someone use one of these phrases, it’s an opportunity to start a conversation about God’s Word!

If you enjoy this podcast, consider supporting the ministry of Family Life at www.fln.org/giving. If you have feedback on this podcast, please email me at teresemain@fln.org. Thanks for listening! Terese Main is a wife, mom and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.fln.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.


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03 Terese Talk: Esther Anderson



With millions of online followers, the Anderson Family is learning to navigate the boundaries of privacy and confidence while raising three girls in the social media spotlight. From The Story of This Life, Esther Anderson shares about faith, family and living in the cold. Plus my opinions on the Super Bowl Half Time Show and a review of my first meal prep kit. Plus, have you ever though about the blood on the ear, thumb and greater toe? You might have if you’re reading the Bible in a year and have just finished Exodus! It’s a journey through faith, fun, family and so much more!

Follow Esther and her family here.

Here are the meals I tried with Hello Fresh:
Tuscan Beef-Stuffed Peppers
Creamy Dill Pork Tenderloin
Butternut Squash Agnolotti

Are you reading the Bible this year? If you’re looking for a Bible reading plan, here’s the one I’m doing. It has great overview teachings for each book, along with a daily reading plan!

Search for “The Bible Project | The Bible” in the YouVersion app or at www.bible.com

If you enjoy this podcast, consider supporting the ministry of Family Life at www.fln.org/giving.

If you have feedback on this podcast, please email me at teresemain@fln.org. Thanks for listening!

Terese Main is a wife, mom, and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.fln.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It is her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.