The Five Minute Mom Podcast
Hey there, Mama Friend! Got 5 Minutes?
Hi, I’m Audra and I’m a writer, speaker, mom, and the producer of The 5 Minute Mom Podcast! My passion is to help women claim God’s truth, gain confidence, and walk-in freedom. I also believe that, if we are open, God can use 5 minutes of simple encouragement to change our minds, hearts, and attitudes in the dizzy busy of motherhood.
The 5 Minute Mom Podcast: Real Life. Real Faith. Real Fast. airs twice a week–featuring one 5 minute monologue from yours truly and one guest interview under 30 minutes.
The Compassion Closet
Foster care is often messy… most often, placements are last-minute and the families have little time to ensure they have the specific items these children need. The problem is made worse by the fact that often children enter the system with only the clothes they are wearing. These factors can cause the first 24-48 hours of a new placement to be far more stressful for everyone involved than they should be. This is the core reason for the Compassion Closet.
The Compassion Closet exists to show the love of Christ by providing quality clothing and tangible goods to foster children and their families. We also desire to serve birth families, aging-out youth, kinship placements, and domestic/international adoptive families as God allows and the needs arise.
The closet was started in 2013 by an adoptive and foster care family as a means of helping other families as they had been helped. Over the years, the closet has grown and now has two locations and is supported by a number of volunteers from churches and organizations all over the Knoxville area. The Closet has strong partnerships with Matthew 19:14 Ministries, Knoxville Area Foster Care and Adoption Ministries (KAFCAM) and the Knoxville chapter of The Forgotten Initiative (a ministry of Lifesong for Orphans). The Compassion Closet is incorporated in the State of Tennessee and is a federally-recognized non-profit (501c3).TELL ME MORE!