We’re Celebrating!

It’s only been a couple of months, but the “Sharing the Heart of the Matter” podcast is a hit.  Thank you to all of you who’ve trusted us with your valuable time by listening. 

The topics have been wide-ranging and we’re thrilled by the response and interest in each episode – whether the topic was writing (blogging, family memoirs, movies) or self-care (expressive writing, growth, listening) or parenting (hurdles, memories, faith, healing). 

Coming soon?  It’s time to ‘play ball’. In honor of opening day for baseball lovers, we’ll have a special treat for you soon, featuring inside info for all the Cubs fans out there.  But that’s all we’re gonna say for now. 😉

What’s up tomorrow, our Friday “Drop Day” for new podcasts?  Wynne sits down with her guru and friend, Deirdre Wilcox, for a chat that delivers tangible advice about navigating daily life with grace and wisdom.  Meditation? Yep.  Yoga?  Yep. Humor?  Oh…yep!  It’ll also be our first-ever episode that includes a fun ‘outtake’ at the end – bonus content that you’ll love…a Wynne-some story you need to hear.

Wynne and I are aware that podcasting is sometimes a leap from the written word. For us, it’s simply another medium, another method for building connection and celebrating our shared desire to learn and grow.  And we’re not alone.

Example?  This piece (from Isaiah McCall, July 22, writing for Medium) made our HoTM hearts overflow:

…”Multi-person podcasts have become popular for good reasons that don’t in any way replace good writing.  Podcasts let us hear how a person speaks and thus, in many ways, how the person thinks.”

“When you hear someone reply to unanticipated questions and comments, you develop a clearer picture of their personality and an informed estimate of their intelligence.”

Last but not least, this encouraging nugget from “Nine Podcast Trends to Follow (2023-2025)”:  

…”it should come as no surprise that many podcast listeners want to use podcasts as a way to learn, stay informed, and gain inspiration…people generally listen to podcasts for entertainment and learning.”

Entertainment and learning, eh?  Well, that’s perfect because that’s precisely what’s on deck for tomorrow.  Be sure to check out Wynne’s post in the morning for more details but remember, all the Sharing the Heart of the Matter podcasts can be found here and you can listen on Anchor, Apple, Amazon, Spotify and Pocket Casts. Just search “Sharing the Heart of the Matter.”

Thanks for listening…thanks for reading.

Vicki & Wynne 😊

36 thoughts on “We’re Celebrating!

      1. Well given people usually struggle so much with Scottish accents, I’m not really in a position to complain. My esol students say our accents are horrible 😫 😢

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    1. Thank you so much for listening – accents and all. We have new neighbors that are English and they have 3 kids near my kids age. It’s so fun to go back and forth on particular words – pants being one of them that always results in laughter. My kids think they are talking about their jeans or chinos and the English kids think they are talking about underwear. 🙂 It’s Brilliant to use another word I’ve adopted from them… 🙂

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  1. Oh, the Cubs! I have attended games and (mostly) suffered along since the mid-’50s. I will look forward to what the ladies have planned.

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  2. Love the podcast. So happy for Wynne and you! You guys deserve a ton of credit. I know lots of behind the scenes work putting them together. I’m intrigued to see what’s coming. As far as baseball goes, I’m surprisingly excited for the season to start. I haven’t followed as much in the past couple of years, but actually really looking forward to it this year.

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    1. Thanks for ‘playing ball’ 😉 with us as a podcasting partner, Brian! And yes — I don’t know what it is, but I feel more excitement about baseball this year, too. Maybe it’s just the sign of warmer weather coming….but I’m not gonna analyze too closely. It just makes me happy! 😎

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    2. Thanks so much for your kind words and podcasting with us. It’s so much fun – we need to do some more with you! Maybe music? Or lessons learned? 🙂 ❤

      I'm excited about the baseball season too. Not sure why – maybe because the Mariners did well last year and so I got into it? Maybe because I'm taking my kids to a game. In past years, a game seemed like too much work so I've just taken them on the light rail to see the stadium and buy peanuts before heading home!

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      1. The funny thing about my music series is that I’m probably the last person who should be writing it. I came to music late. We didn’t play instruments as kids and I didn’t have a lot of listening choices growing up. But it’s still fun to write about. That will be cool for your kids going to a game. We’re fortunate, we have a minor league team near us. When the kids were little, it was fun and a lil cheaper on the wallet taking them to a minor league game. It was still fun, but it didn’t cost as much to go. Have fun!!!!

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    1. OMG – I just choked because I laughed so hard. Let’s see…I bet I could get the “slowest runner around the bases” award! It might be worthy of video – but longer than most of the films nominated for best picture this year. 🙂

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      1. Sorry Wynne- I should have placed a warning before reading notice- don’t want to lose you to a choking incident 😉 That might mean you need to clear of Vicki and her hot dogs as well- notorious choking hazards even while running very slowly 🙂

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    1. Oh! That’s music to our ears, Elizabeth! If you have the energy, we’d love feedback after you’ve listened…and of course, bright ideas about future topics. 😉 Appreciate you! 😘

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