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Her Renewed Strength | Bible Study, Christian Theology, Christian Women

Erika Diaz-Castro, Bible Teacher, Christian Life Coach, Keynote Speaker

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Welcome to Her Renewed Strength-The Podcast! At HRS, we’re on a mission to get more women in the Word of God. Whether your struggle is to have time for Bible study or simply better understand what you read in God’s Word, this show will help you get in God’s Word and grow in your faith as a Christian woman. Hey, I’m Erika, your Jesus-loving Puerto Rican life coach! I’m passionate about God’s Word and I know, firsthand, the transformation that comes from investing time into a relationship with ...
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Welcome to PART THREE of our Theology Matters Series! In today’s episode, I share a conversation I had with Robin Rhine McDonald. Robin Rhine McDonald is a Faith-Based Holistic Health Coach, proud mom and wife with a passion for supporting and empowering Jesus-loving women to gain true health while losing weight through her sustainable, grace-based…
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Welcome to part two of our Theology Matters Series! Today, I’m sharing a conversation with my friend, Heather Preston. Heather is a professional writer with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies. As a consultant she works with churches and pastors and has a passion for academic collaborations. Heather hosts a podcast called Scripts on Scripture w…
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Welcome to this month’s series… THEOLOGY MATTERS! If you’ve been craving a deeper dive into theology, this series is one you don’t want to miss! I’m so excited to dive into the topic of theology, why it matters and how it affects our everyday walks as Christian women. In today’s series intro, I’m going to answer the questions: What is theology? Why…
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Hey sis! In this episode, I'm adding a special BONUS episode that is all about fitting your God-sized goals into your busy schedule. If you've ever wondered when you'll have time to work on that dream or goal... or just want to better understand how to fit goals into an already packed schedule, this episode is for you! I pray this blesses you! 🚨 Th…
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We are in part three of the Christ Centered Productivity Series! In today’s episode, we cover STEP THREE of the Christ Centered Productivity Framework (CCPF): building a SCHEDULE that puts Jesus first! If you have not yet listened to parts 1 and 2, go back and listen to those episodes in order! You can click here to listen to PART ONE and click her…
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We are in part TWO of the Christ Centered Productivity Series, and I’m highlighting STEP TWO of the Christ Centered Productivity Framework. If you skipped part one, please go back and listen to Episode 215! In this series, the episodes progressively build on the last because I’m sharing a specific framework or process. Jumping into the middle of it…
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Today, we are diving into Part ONE of the Christ Centered Productivity Series that we are hosting this month. This is a four-part series, and today we are going to cover step ONE of the framework. This step will help you identify the idols in your life because, let’s be honest, whatever is most important to you will get your time! This is a great e…
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Well, hello! I hope you are having a fabulous Tuesday! We are just about done with February, and only have one month left in quarter 1… Can you believe it?! Well, today, I have a treat for you! My friend Shayla Hilton joined me for a conversation that truly blessed me. Honestly, even while we were talking, I felt like it was a convo the Lord let us…
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There’s this phrase that I was notorious for using when I was asked if I followed through on something I said I was going to do or wanted to do…it went something like, “I tried, but I just don’t have enough time…” This happened a lot when I was younger, and today I’m going to share the scenarios I used it the most. I’m also going to explain what th…
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In today's episode, I'm throwing it back to 2021, when I first shared these three Proverbs! Since then, I've been even more aware of how easy it can be to sacrifice my wellness or even my walk with the Lord because of my decision to remain busy. Well, if that's you, these passages are FOR YOU! You don't have to be so busy that you sacrifice what ma…
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Hey sis! Today, I'm taking a little break from all the productivity & time management talk because the Lord put something on my heart that I just NEEDED to share. I don't know about you, but seasons of doubt, discouragement and disappointment are rough. Today, I share about my own experiences in this current season, which appear to be similar to wh…
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Hey hey! Happy Tuesday, sis! I hope you are having a fabulous day at the time you’re tuning in. Today, I’m going to offer some biblical encouragement and perspective on the topic of accomplishing what you set out to do… specifically with respect to actually seeing improvements in your productivity and time management. Does this sound like you? You’…
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In this client tell-all, Bonnie Jean Schaefer shares her experience working with Erika Diaz-Castro, and all the amazing fruit that came investing in working with a Christian life coach! If you want to know what its like to work with Erika, this is for you! By the way... The doors are officially open for you to join us inside the Christ Centered Pro…
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Hey friend! Today, I'm so excited to share about a FREE productivity workshop I'm hosting this Thursday, and spilling ALL the details about what it is, who it's for, why you need to be there and what it'll cost you if you skip. If you are a Christian woman who is always busy, but struggle to be productive... if you want to master time management an…
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Hey you! If you’re anything like I used to be, you’ve caught yourself saying, “I don’t know where my time goes.” Time management and productivity aren't taught in school, so if you're struggling with either, don't feel bad! Whether you’re always running late to things or just trying to get caught up on your long to-do list, you may still find yours…
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If your relationship with the Lord takes a hit when you’re busy, listen up. I’m guilty of putting Jesus on the back burner when life gets hectic. Trust me, I’m not perfect! That’s the reason I know how harmful of a habit it is. Today, I’m giving you two very simple, straight forward strategies you can implement today if you recognize your time with…
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The Holy Spirit has prompted me to speak about rest. As believers, we can be tempted to believe that rest is optional, especially when things become busy. We worry about taking time to rest. We worry about slowing down. We worry about taking that tactical pause because we worry about all the things we still have to do. So, today, I want to speak to…
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What up, sis! I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but your to-do list is actually NOT contributing to improving your time management or productivity. Instead, it’s making you anxious and contributing to the overwhelm. In this episode, I’ll share WHY that’s the case, and I’ll give you a mindset reframe to help you think about how to remedy this si…
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Welcome back! I'm talking about mindset today because you cannot improve in time management or productivity if you don't first shift your mindset. Trust me, if this wasn't necessary, I wouldn't bother. I'm the FIRST person to say, "just give me the step-by-step." HOWEVER, it's not all about WHAT you're doing... it's more about HOW YOU'RE THINKING a…
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Happy New Year! Have you ever gone through something and, when you look back at it, you’re like, “wow, that was hard.” Yep, that was 2023… for A LOT of us! Well, after connecting with a lot of women inside The Community, including some past and current clients, I KNOW it was hard to focus this year with most of the complaints centering around being…
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What is up, sister friend! As I was reflecting on everything I shared this past Tuesday, including the time management tips and productivity strategies that helped me get to new levels in 2023, I also reflected on the things that held me back in 2023... I realized these limiting beliefs are the very lies my clients (and even my friends!) subscribed…
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What’s up, friends! For the last couple of years, I’ve done a Q4 Recap, but this year, I want to look at 2023 in totality and share the themes and lessons of the year, including the really hard things. PLUS, I’m revealing the EXACT mindset shifts and time management methods that skyrocketed my productivity in one of the hardest years for my family …
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Do you want to be debt free?! Does money trigger feelings of stress or anxiety for you? Do you have a good financial system in place? Sis, today you are in for a treat! I have the hosts of the Financial Coaching for Women podcast, Shana and Vanessa, on the show today. Shana & Vanessa are best friends, business partners and hosts of a fast-growing p…
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Sis, are you already exhausted this holiday season? I know things get real crazy real fast, schedules fill up and all the extroverting you’re doing is calling for more caffeine. It can be hard to have joy when you feel so run down, so I decided to share a conversation I had with my friend, Michelle Byrd, who you last heard from in Episode 117: Want…
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Well, hello! Today, I’m sharing a conversation I had with my friend, Bonnie Jean Schaefer. Bonnie shares her testimony and experience as a single Christian woman, what it looks like to live differently in a world that is constantly trying to tell you who you are or should be, and how to shift your mindset from feeling unworthy to being significant,…
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🎙 Have you ever heard someone use the term “lukewarm” when referring to another Christian? What does that even mean? While we are called to be in this world, not of it, the world is still fighting to influence us and dim that fire and passion we have for the Lord. Today, I’m sharing 3 signs you’re a lukewarm Christian, and busting out the Sword of …
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What’s up fellow planner lover! As a time management and productivity specialist, I have a special appreciation for tools that help drive those time management and productivity homeruns! Truth be told, I have loved planners since the days of Lisa Frank! Can I get an amen?! If you don’t know who Lisa Frank was, then you’re probably younger than I am…
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Hey sister friend! If you’re inside The Community or receive my emails, you know that I’ve been talking about identifying your personal productivity style for the last few weeks. Today, I’m going to dive into this a little more by uncovering four productivity styles, and why this matters to you as a Christian woman. If you’re tired of falling behin…
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ATTENTION! CALLING ALL CHRISTIAN WOMEN! The day is here! 2023 RENEWED Conference begins TODAY! There are TEN sessions being streamed across five days, along with a private community and a live conference party! ALL FOR FREE! If you haven't heard or if you're on the fence, today's episode is for you! Tune in to get all the details, hear about all th…
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If you’ve ever experienced a dry season in Bible study, and just struggled to WANT to read your Bible, today’s episode is for you! My friend, Heather Preston, is my amazing guest, and she doesn’t hold back when I ask her about how to make scripture come alive! Heather’s bio: Heather Preston is a professional writer with a Master of Arts in Theologi…
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You may not know what it looks like to give yourself grace. So, instead of praying over yourself when you’re overwhelmed or falling behind, you go into fight or flight mode and fight w/ yourself. Ask me how I know! If you struggle with time management... wish your productivity would improve... or just wish your to-do list was less stressful... this…
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If you’re new here, I’m a veteran when it comes to struggling with anxiety and overwhelm… sometimes I have to navigate just one at a time, but many times it’s both. I remember entering that fight or flight mode, and, depending on the circumstance, found myself having an internal meltdown. Today, I’m sharing with you a recent experience and exactly …
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Welcome to Q4! This is the last quarter of 2023! Can you believe it?! After I share the quarter 3 updates inside my personal life and inside of Her Renewed Strength, I walk you through an ARC Method workshop that will help you prepare for the holiday season. One thing you can BET I’m talking about is the preparation for the 2023 RENEWED Conference,…
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Have you ever heard the term emotional regulation? Are YOU regulated? In today’s episode, I bring a pretty awesome guest who will teach you how to understand emotional regulation vs emotional dysregulation. Juliana Page, host of God’s Vibes Podcast, digs into this topic, and shares about what it means to move at the pace of grace. If you're a Chris…
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Hey, sista friend! We’re in chapter 4 this week of our Bible study series featuring a study on the book of Philippians. In today's episode, I'll be finishing our study of this New Testament epistle. This last chapter is packed with several verses that many of us have heard, and probably even quoted! I hope you have your Bible and a highlighter beca…
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Hey, sista friend! We’re in chapter 3 this week of our Bible study series, featuring a study on the book of Philippians. In today's episode, I focus on what it means to KNOW Christ. Quick announcements: 2023 RENEWED Conference registration is officially open! Head to herrenewedstrength.com/conference to register completely free! I pray this blesses…
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Hey, sista-friend! We’re in chapter 2 this week of our Bible study series, featuring a study on the book of Philippians, and I’ll be highlighting a verse that you might’ve heard before, but not understood…at least, I didn’t when I continued to hear it. The verse says, “Work out your salvation with fear and trembling…” If you’re curious or just pass…
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Hey, Sis! This month, we’re diving into a special Bible study series where I’ll be reading and teaching through the book of Philippians. Since so many of the women who listen to this podcast make their way into The Community, we get to hear about the main struggles you have when it comes to time management and Bible study. The main problem is makin…
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What's up, Sis? Are you feeling unfocused? Or, have you been feeling unproductive or just stuck? If you do, then, this is an episode you need to listen to because chances are ... You. Are. The. Problem! I'm going to share with you the message that the Lord gave me when I prayed about this episode. I will tell you what you need to hear, and it won't…
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What's up, Sis!? CHANGE IS HARD! When you’re entering a new season in life, the last thing you need is to be thrown off by your routine, or lack thereof. Today, I’m sharing the THREE KEYS to creating a Christ-centered routine you LOVE, so you aren’t anxious or overwhelmed in this time of transition! I pray this blesses you. FREE RESOURCE: Grab your…
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Hey, Sis! Inside the community, I received requests to talk about overcoming negative self-talk from anxiety, past hurts, and daily stress. In the past, I faced the same struggles but found freedom through faith. So, in this episode, I am sharing my three-step spiritual battle plan to help you break free from harmful thought patterns and negative f…
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Hey, Sis! A question for you: Does tech consume much of your free time (or even time committed to something else)? This question may be hard to answer, “how many times a day do you pick up your phone?” In today’s episode, I'm talking through the reality so many of us are living through, being constantly pulled in by our devices; and I’m sharing thr…
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What's up, Sis! Are you aware that you are missing out on God's blessings by keeping your schedule so tight and perfect? In today's episode, I am sharing a conversation I had with my friend Brandy Coffin. Our conversation covered many topics, including what we miss when we try to take control of our schedule; the downfall of planning; and how a rel…
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What’s up, sister-friend? Are you in a season of change or transition? This is for you! When you struggle with anxiety or overwhelm, change either triggers the big feelings or makes them worse. Ask me how I know! Today, I just want to share 3 Bible verses that I’m confident will comfort your spirit, remind you of God’s goodness and faithfulness, an…
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Hey, Sis! What's up? Did you know that I go without a planner for over a little month? In today's episode, I'm sharing my experience and some important things I learned from it especially some things you may not expect! Also, stay tuned until the end for an important announcement about the podcast. Ready? Let’s do it. FREE RESOURCE: Grab your free …
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Hey, sister-friend! I see you doing all the things. Don’t you want someone to look at you and say, “Well done!” once in a while? I know that’s right. I do, too! Today, I’m turning to Matthew 25:22 to answer the question: Is it wrong to desire recognition, especially as an overwhelmed Christian woman? Just hang w/ me, sis. It’s time for a little cha…
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Hey, Sis! Do you ever look at your life and get discouraged because you don’t have time to pursue the things that glorify or honor God? Over the last few months, more and more of our sisters in The Community shared that this is something they struggle with. So, today’s episode is a direct response to the struggles communicated inside The Community.…
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Hey, Sis! Has your motivation ever taken a hit? Do you find it challenging to stay on track when that happens? Well, today I have a sweet treat for you! I sat to have a conversation with Lauren Joyce about this very topic and she shares beautiful biblical wisdom that will absolutely help you navigate those inevitable moments. I pray this blesses yo…
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Hey, Sis! Are you distracted or struggling to stay focused this summer? I feel you, and in this episode, I share my story several summers ago. Over the years, I have learned which routines work for me in order to stay focused on what I am working on, and I am sharing the 5 MUST-HAVE routines with you today. I hope these 5 MUST-HAVE routines will ch…
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Hey, sister-friend! Today, I’m sharing a conversation I had with my girl, Sasha Star Robertson. We had this entire conversation planned out, and then the Lord took it in a different direction. So! I’m excited because we spoke about many things both she and I talked about negative feelings; reacting at the moment vs being proactive in our response t…
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