Moms in Prayer Podcast

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The Moms in Prayer Podcast is a place where we put our finger on the pulse of what is happening in the world so we can better pray for and equip the next generation. Our focus will always be revival and spiritual awakening in our children, our schools, and our motherhood.

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Episode 11 - Parents Rising with Arlene Pellicane


Who is running the show in your home?  Today, Arlene Pellicane and host, Lee Nienhuis, discuss the importance of parents taking their place as the loving authority within their homes.  Arlene explains how developing a few key strategies in our lives actually brings greater peace and fruitfulness into the lives of our children.  It’s worth the effort of stepping up our parenting game! 

About Our Guest: 

Arlene Pellicane is a wife, mother, speaker, author and a Moms in Prayer Mom!  Her books, Parents Rising, Calm, Cool, and Connected31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife31 Days to a Happy Husband and 31 Days to a Becoming a Happy Mom d [...]

Aug 13, 2018
Episode 10 - Moms in Prayer President Sally Burke

We are celebrating our 10th episode with our Moms in Prayer President, Sally Burke.  Sally and Lee discuss her MIP story, her new book, Start With Praise!, and they spill the beans about the 35th Anniversary celebration next year!  You’ll love getting to know our dynamic President!

About Our Guest: 

Sally Burke, is a dynamic speaker, teacher, author and the President of Moms in Prayer International. She leads a worldwide ministry who equips and encourages women in the transforming power of prayer. Sally is an avid runner, a fast talker, and a fervent lover of Jesus. Sally and her husband Ed have four grown children, two grand kids, and live in sunny California.


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Aug 06, 2018
Episode 9 - Talking Sex and Purity With Our Kids with Pam Farrel

Today Lee sits down with parenting expert AND Moms in Prayer Mom, Pam Farrel, to discuss teaching our kids about their sexuality and purity.  If there has ever been a time when parents much step forward and courageously have “the talk” it is now.  Pam says, “Our God is bigger than the statistics facing our kids.”

About Our Guest: 

Pam Farrel and her husband, Bill are international speakers and relationship specialists, dedicating themselves to building up marriages and families. They co-founded Love-Wise, an organization that connects love to wisdom to provide practical insights for personal relationships. Pam has written over 45 books and including the best-selling Men Are Like Wa [...]

Jul 30, 2018
MIP Podcast - Episode 8  with Crystal Woodman Miller

Crystal Woodman Miller was in 11th grade when her Colorado High School would experience a devastating school massacre.  When the April 20th, 1999 shooting happened at Columbine High School, Crystal was crouched under a library table and prayed fervently to a God she scarcely knew.  In today’s episode, Lee Nienhuis and Crystal discuss faith, healing and mothering in an age of violence and widespread fear.  The conversation is gripping, important, and hope filling for moms of all stages.


About Our Guest:

Author, speaker and advocate of hope, Crystal Woodman Miller is a survivor of the Columbine High School massacre. A guest on CNN, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, The Today Show and many more, Crystal has chosen to share her story and the message of Hope.  Crystal also speaks in effort to prevent school violence and to help those who have already been impacted by it. She and her husband live in Colorado.< [...]

Jul 23, 2018
Episode 7 - Being A Moms in Prayer Kid with Ben VanderKodde

Ben VanderKodde is a Moms in Prayer son, married to a Moms in Prayer mom.  In this episode, we explore the benefits of being fervently prayed over for a lifetime.  You will be challenged by the intentionality and climate set within the walls of a praying home.  Ben and Lee discuss helping children find their identities in Christ.  


About Our Guest:

Ben VanderKodde is the Trainings Director for Grace Adventures, a Christian camp, training and conference center in West Michigan. Through story and Bible teaching Ben engages audiences of all ages with the Word of God. Ben is married to his beautiful wife, Laura, and together they have four great kids.  Ben likes to be active and outdoors which is fantastic because he has lived at camp for 18 years. 

To connect with Ben-

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Jul 16, 2018
Episode 6 - The Prayer Coin with Elisa Morgan

Have you ever said to yourself, “I want to want what God wants, but I really want what I want.”  Yea-us too.  Today’s guest, Elisa Morgan and Lee talk about that moment in the Garden of Gethsemane when Jesus prayed a prayer of honesty and abandon.  “Take this cup from me, but not my will but yours be done.”  What could change if we prayed that same prayer over our lives?

About Our Guest:

Elisa Morgan was named by Christianity Today as one of the top fifty women influencing today’s church and culture. She has authored over twenty-five books including The Beauty of Broken, She Did What She Could, and Hello, Beauty Full. Her newest release is The Prayer Coin: Daring to Pray with Honest Abandon ( For twenty years, Elisa served as CEO of MOPS International and now is President Emerita. Today she speaks internationally and serves as a co-host of the syndicated radio program, Discover the Word, produced by Our Daily Bre [...]

Jul 09, 2018
Bonus Episode! Stand Unshaken Online Summer Bible Study
Jul 02, 2018
Episode 5 - Leveraged Parents with David Eaton

“There is no one more influential, more leveraged, more efficient in than a mom or a dad in the life of their kid.”  In this episode, David Eaton joins Lee Nienhuis and MIP Director of Communications, Estha Trouw to discuss parenting teens in this fast paced, technology rich world.  David  pumps courage and conviction into parents to be the chief disciplers of their children.  He also covers 5 important conversations parents need to have with their children about smart phones.  You don’t want to miss this one.

About Our Guest:

David Eaton is the CEO and Founder of Axis. David founded Axis in 2006 out of his passion to see the good news about Jesus transform students, families, culture, and the beautiful-but-broken world that we live in.  David is married to his wife, Lindsey and they have one darling little girl, Shiloh.



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Jul 02, 2018
Episode 4 - No More Perfect Kids with Jill Savage.

The “Perfection Infection” can invade every aspect of life, including our motherhood.  Today’s guest, Jill Savage and Lee Nienhuis discuss 4 ways parents can keep perfectionism from harming the relationships with their children.  Honest about the issues that trap us, Jill offers hope for moms who know they struggle with disappointment and a critical spirit.

About Our Guest:

Jill Savage is an author and speaker who is passionate about encouraging families. She is the author or co-author of twelve books including Professionalizing Motherhood, My Hearts At Home, Real Moms…Real Jesus, and No More Perfect Kids and the founder of the Hearts at Home conferences.  She and her husband, Mark, have 5 grown kids and make their home in Illinois.

Jill’s go-to verse for praying for her kids right now:

Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each o [...]

Jun 25, 2018
Episode 3 - Transition Ahead: Helping Our Kids Become Healthy Adults

Our kids will walk through many seasons of transition on their way to adulthood.  Today’s guest, Scott Schimmel is on a mission to help people uncover their identity, purpose, and place of belonging.  Lee and Scott cover asking good questions, awkward kids, and helping our kids find an Advisory Board.  You aren’t going to want to miss a minute.

About Our Guest:

Scott Schimmel is the President and Chief Guide of YouSchool, an organization committed to helping students (and adults) navigate seasons of transition.  They’ve mentored, coached and helped people get unstuck for years.  Scott is a husband to Carrie, a Moms in Prayer mom, and a father to three great kids.  He’s an avid reader, speaker writer, golfer and now, a little league coach.  You’ll hear all about that on today’s episode.

Scott’s go-to verse for praying for his kids right now:  

Ephesians 3:14


The You School- 

Jun 18, 2018
Episode 2-America’s Prime Mission Field

How could our nation change if students began praying on campuses around America?  On today’s podcast, Lee Nienhuis and Jeff Eckart discuss the importance of prayer for schools and in schools.  Jeff’s ministry is working on the cutting edge with students and youth workers helping reach the next generation.  

About Our Guest:

Jeff Eckart is a Christ follower, son, husband & father of 3 girls.  He is founder & CEO of Never The Same, a ministry whose focus is uniting students to love God & change the world in which they live through their faith in Jesus. Part of this ministry is a movement called Claim Your Campus, with a vision to unite 1 million students in prayer at every middle school & high school in America.  Find out more & @jeffeckart

Jeff’s go-to verse for praying for his kids right now:  

Luke 2:52 



Jun 11, 2018
Episode 1- Interview with MOPS President Mandy Arioto

What a fun interview to kick off our BRAND new Moms in Prayer Podcast! 

Mandy Arioto is the President and CEO of MOPS International. She is widely known for her unique take on parenting, relationships and cultural issues, but what we love her for her heart for moms.  You are going to enjoy this conversation about the crazy of the little years of parenting and the changing of the season of motherhood.  Mandy’s story and heart for cultivating joy and fun within the context of family and faith is so important for tired moms everywhere! 

Mandy’s go-to verse for praying for her kids right now:  

Luke 2:52 

Mandy’s website-

MOPS International website-

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Jun 04, 2018
Welcome Trailer

Moms make the difference, moms just like you.  A new show by Moms in Prayer International hosted by Lee Nienhuis.

May 18, 2018