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Big Pond, Little Fish

  • 12. Into the Deep - Living in the Unknown

    20 OCT 2021 · No one has it figured out. Forget a five-year plan, no one knows for certain what will happen in the next five minutes. How do you live in the uncertainty, trusting the Creator of the waters to guide you, and keeping an open mind to the wonder of His creation and the possibilities of the future? Follow Alyssa: alyssawrote.com | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Episode Image Credit: Getty/doit
    Played 11m 49s
  • 11. Just Keep Swimming – Finding Balance

    13 OCT 2021 · Stability? What’s that? Balancing faith, family, friends, finances, career, and more can lead to stress, overworking, and unhealthy cycles. Alyssa discusses finding balance from the point of view of a chronic over-committer. Follow Alyssa: alyssawrote.com | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Episode Image Credit: Getty/pgraphis
    Played 13m 7s
  • 10. Swimming Solo - Embracing Singleness

    6 OCT 2021 · As people get married later and later in life, many twenty-somethings may find themselves single for the entire decade. Alyssa discusses 10 specific special joys and blessings of the single life, making a case for a fulfilling life with or without a significant other. Follow Alyssa: alyssawrote.com | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Episode Image Credit: Getty/Malte Mueller
    Played 13m 22s
  • 9. Party in the Pond – Having Fun the Healthy Way

    25 AUG 2021 · We all need time to de-stress. However, certain ways of unwinding lead to even more tension, stress, and problems. How do you find what sort of ways to decompress work best for you, build in time for fun, and enrich your life through the little things? 1. Do you have something to look forward to each day? 2. Do you have habits in your life that regularly improve the quality of your life? Moving your body, getting out in nature, etc? 3. Can you get into an inexpensive hobby rather than chasing an expensive adventure? 4. How well do you know yourself and what you really enjoy? *** Follow Alyssa: alyssawrote.com | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Episode Image Credit: Getty/Rudzhan Nagiev
    Played 12m 38s
  • 8. Choppy Waters – Managing Uncertain Finances

    28 JUL 2021 · Most fish don’t dive into the pond with a lot of money. How do you balance a tight budget, long hours, and honoring God with your finances with responsibility, without being rocked on the waves of worry? Big Principles for Thinking about Our Money: 1. Ultimately, God looks out for us – not money. 2. Our resources, like money, are not ours – they are God’s. 3. Money is a tool, not a goal. 4 Big Aspects of Managing Money: 1. Budgeting (when you don’t have a regular paycheck) 2. Giving (when you don’t have a lot to give) 3. Paying off debts 4. Saving *** Follow Alyssa: alyssawrote.com | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Episode Image Credit: Getty/Nuthawut Somsuk
    Played 18m 29s
  • 7. Beware the Worm – Dealing with Ambition

    21 JUL 2021 · Your twenties are often a time for career building. Youth brings energy and enthusiasm. But as you chase the worm, how can you avoid falling for the hook? Alyssa talks honestly with other Type A, ambitious young professionals about how to honor God with the gift of ambition. In this episode, Alyssa covers: 1. Ambition can often be goal-focused, not people-focused. Are you willing to cut others down on your way up? 2. What is godly ambition? How can know if we have godly or ungodly ambition? 3. Falsehoods about ambition and work that we tend to believe. *** Follow Alyssa: alyssawrote.com | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Episode Image Credit: Getty/Nuthawut Somsuk
    Played 14m 12s
  • 6. Follow the Current – Pursuing Calling

    30 JUN 2021 · God put you in this pond for a reason. Whether you know exactly what you think God is calling you to, or you have no idea, we are called to live faithfully in the present as well as steward our future. How do we sense the current of God’s calling, live responsibly, and plan for the long haul while embracing the now? In this episode, Alyssa covers: 1. Calling isn't about the great commission, it's about making the world a beautiful place. 2. Calling is the juncture where the broken places in this world and your skills overlap. *** Follow Alyssa: alyssawrote.com | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
    Played 12m 33s
  • 5. Swimming in Synch – How to Find Godly Friendships as a Young Adult

    23 JUN 2021 · The Bible stresses the importance of friendship, but how do you find friends as an adult? More importantly, how do you build quality friendships? Alyssa shares strategies for getting to know people, loving the fish in your life, and maintaining healthy relationships. In this episode, Alyssa shares 6 components of Godly friendships: 1. Godly friendships are intentional 2. Godly friendships are authentic 3. Godly friendships are respectful 4. Godly friendships are full of grace and forgiveness 5. Godly friendships are built on supporting one another 6. Godly friendships have boundaries and mutuality *** Follow Alyssa: alyssawrote.com | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Episode Image Credit: Getty/Irina Strelnikova
    Played 15m 58s
  • 4. Sharing a Fishbowl – Practical Advice on Roommate Relations

    16 JUN 2021 · More than half, 53% of twenty-somethings, live with family or roommates. Roommates can be a blessing, but sharing a home can also come with its share of difficulties. How do you avoid a roommate horror story and instead embrace healthy, wholesome roommate relationships? In this episode, I outline some preventative strategies and solutions when problems with your roommate occur. *** How to Find a Great Roommate: 1. Start with prayer. 2. Consider your compatibility. Sometimes friends-turned-roommates are not the most ideal situations. 3. Spend time getting to know each other and living habits. 4. Set boundaries and expectations *** How to Have a Fantastic Roommate Experience: 1. Respect your roommate. 2. Communicate clearly and often. Ask questions and check in often. 3. Pick your battles. 4. Focus on being the best roommate you can be – how can you be a blessing? (John 14:34) *** How to Deal with Roommate Conflict: 1. Communicate with God and then your roommate. 2. Avoid inflammatory language. 3. Avoid generalizations. 4. Compromise. 5. Talk to each other, not other people, about problems you’re working through. 6. Own up to your mistakes. 7. When needed, find a mediator. 8. Looking for ways to part peaceably. Follow Alyssa: alyssawrote.com | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Episode Image Credit: Getty/robuart
    Played 15m 23s
  • 3. Old Fish, New Fish – Adult Relationships with Family

    2 JUN 2021 · You’re an adult, but they’re still your family. How does “honor your father and mother” play out when you’re no longer a child? Whether you’re living at home, down the street, or across the world, how do you balance childhood influences, respecting your parents and older family members while making your own decisions, and being attentive while pursuing your own calling? In this episode, we walk through the biblical command to "honor our parents" and what that means for adult children and their relationship with their parents. How can we still honor parents we are no longer obligated to "obey" as we enter adulthood? 3 Practical Tips for Navigating Adult Relationships with Our Parents: 1. Creating Clear Communication and Boundaries 2. See Our Parents as People 3. Recognizing Unhealthy Situations Follow Alyssa: alyssawrote.com | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Episode Image Credit: Getty/Ponomariova_Maria
    Played 14m 10s

Making your own way in the world may feel like you’re a very little fish in a very big, very confusing pond. How do you honor God and pursue your...

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Making your own way in the world may feel like you’re a very little fish in a very big, very confusing pond. How do you honor God and pursue your calling while navigating the waters of life in your twenties?

With humor, sass, and honesty, Big Pond, Little Fish host Alyssa Roat joins other young professionals in a podcast exploring life, career, family, friends, and calling from the perspective of a young Christian fish trying to make a splash in the world’s big pond.
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