Darla

Darla Trendler is the host of the Spiritually Minded Women podcast and wants to help women followers of Christ like YOU embrace YOUR journey on the covenant path. Darla enjoys weightlifting and writing in her journal. She and her family love living in Arizona and you can frequently find them spending time together boating or having pushup competitions.

SMW 025: How Finding Joy for Yourself Will Help You Share Light with Others || Nicole Utley

Nicole Utley is someone who has taken gathering others and self-improvement to a whole new level. She believes gathering is a Christ-like act when you have a purpose and you plan with the needs of those attending the event in mind. She also embraces passion projects, something she does just for pure joy, as a way to improve herself and …

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SMW 024: The Next Step When Your Answers from God End in Commas Instead of Periods || Alisse Coil

When Alisse Coil was 16 years old, she visited the Sacred Grove in New York. Alisse was sure this visit would be the defining moment of her testimony. So, she was a little taken aback when the only answer she received that day from God was, “You already know.” In this interview, Alisse shares how …

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SMW 023: How to Have Confidence to be an Instrument for God as an Adult Convert || Anne Maxson

Anne Maxson grew up in Minnesota going to the Lutheran church. While attending graduate school in Chicago, Anne reached out to friend she had known through a church camp growing up and that friend introduced Anne to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the interview, you’ll hear Anne’s conversion story as well …

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SMW 022: Giving Your Heart to the Savior for Healing || Laura LaBerteaux

Laura LaBerteaux has struggled with postpartum depression several times in her motherhood. She especially felt the darkness of depression after her third child was born when she was also facing her husband being called as a bishop, a house fire and her husband’s cancer diagnosis. In this interview, Laura shares how Jesus Christ was there …

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SMW 021: Why Jesus is So Accessible to You in Your Journey || Heidi Dunkley

Heidi Dunkley grew up in the same town her whole life. But that all changed on her 19th birthday when, as a freshly married couple, she and her husband moved to New York. Heidi shares about the experiences she had as she was thrust into a new life that was very different from the way …

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SMW 020: How Knowing Your Infinite Worth Will Help You Love Your Body || Trish Braunersrither

Although Trish Braunersrither has been a wife and mother for many years, she says her full-time job for most of her life has been trying to shrink her body. In this interview, Trish shares how disordered eating affected every area of her life for over 30 years. She talks about how she always felt broken …

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SMW 019: When Your Covenant Journey Helps You Know the Path You Don’t Want || Denita Bremer

As a child, Denita Bremer attended The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with her grandparents. She had undeniable experiences where she learned that God wanted to communicate with her. But Denita’s home life with her parents was anything but picture perfect with drug and alcohol abuse and poverty. As a teenager, Denita stepped …

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SMW 018: How Christ is Ahead of You, Beside You or Behind You in Your Journey || Karen Krammer

 Karen Krammer is someone who has experienced great trials and tragedy in her life including what she calls “the four Ds”–disease, death, divorce, debt.  In this interview, Karen shares how her 25 year marriage ended in divorce after her husband sexually abused their daughters. In the process, two of her sons tragically passed away. Karen …

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SMW 017: How Saying Yes to God’s Promptings Will Help You Become More || Natalie Bogle

In this interview, you’ll hear Natalie Bogle say the same phrase many times, “Heavenly Father said to do this.”  Whether it’s adopting, homeschooling, moving, starting a business or anything else, Natalie Bogle always finds herself saying “Yes” to God. In the interview, Natalie shares how she has learned to recognize God’s voice in her life …

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SMW 016: Why Jesus is There Even When Your Journey Feels Messy || Audra Elkington

After growing up in the church, attending BYU and marrying in the temple, Audra Elkington found herself with serious questions about her membership in the church. At the age of 32, she walked away with the intention of never coming back. But after five years, through a series of events Audra describes as miraculous, she …

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