Shalom Sistas: Living Wholeheartedly in a Brokenhearted World (book cover)MennoNerd author Osheta Moore joins Katelin on the podcast to discuss her new book Shalom Sistas: Living Wholeheartedly in a Brokenhearted World – which she describes as her love letter to every woman who wants to see peace in her everyday life but feels like she’s not good enough or has no idea where to begin – as well as shalom in general. Osheta is an Anabaptist, podcaster, blogger, and mom to three kids ages 15, 12, 11.  Her husband (also a MennoNerds author) is a pastor of a church and they are in the thick of moving their family from L.A. to Saint Paul. Osheta believes everything is better after a nap, brunch with girlfriends is a necessity, and nothing beats a good Netflix binge. At the top of her bucket list is dance in a flash mob—all the better if it’s to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” or Pharrell’s “Happy.” You can connect with Osheta at

Topics covered on this podcast include:

  • Some of Osheta’s journey to bring her to this point, including her first encounters with the word “shalom” (1:31)
  • How Osheta’s understanding of shalom has changed over time. (6:11)
  • Practically, what does it look like to seek shalom? (9:01)
  • The tension of seeing the really big peacemaking gestures and wondering how we can live that in our simpler lives (13:26)
  • The three aspects of shalom: with God, with ourselves, with the world (23:16)
  • What it means to be wholehearted in a brokenhearted world (27:56)
  • What is the difference between a peacemaker and a peacekeeper? (36:52)
  • What are shalom steps? (43:38)
  • How shalom interacts with other fruits of the spirit (50:22)


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