Shalom Sistas

Shalom Sistas is a podcast hosted by Osheta Moore—a wifey, writer, entrepreneur, and mom who loves to talk Shalom with her favorite women, her Shalom Sistas. While Shalom is often thought of as another word for peace, it’s actually a deep and wide concept of the world as it should be— whole, flourishing, and vibrant. Being a Shalom Sista is as simple as seeing a need in the world and asking "how can I help?" Every episode, Osheta will introduce a Shalom Sista who asked that very question to share her story and give practical advice that will inspire and encourage women to be wholehearted and seek wholeness in the world right around her. We don’t’ get preachy here, but we do get personal, practical, and at times, a little playful!
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May 26, 2017

In episode 35 we're having the Shalom Book Club, where Cara and I discuss Anne Lamott’s latest book, Hallelujah Anyway.  We talk about what we mean when we speak or dream of mercy, and we look at differences between Lamott’s definition of mercy and a biblical definition of mercy. Finally, we get REAL with our own stories of mercy, and offer four Shalom Steps to help you rediscover mercy, too. As per the usual, you can connect with Cara on her blogFacebookTwitter anInstagram, and you can connect with Osheta on her blog, "Shalom in the City", Facebook, and you can see Osheta rocking lots of yellow on Instagram.


Links Mentioned in Episode:

Happier Podcast: Choose your Signature Color

Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Join us in the Shalom Sista Facebook Hangout for Cara's turkey burger recipe.

Shalom Book Club Survey

Singing Hallelujah Anyway as my practice of Shalom,


May 18, 2017

On this episode of My Sistas' Keeper, Abby and I discuss how to hopefully resist the spirit of defensiveness when talking about race, specifically on social media. We consider some practical ways to emulate Jesus' posture toward others described in 1 Peter 2:23, "When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly."

We also discuss the terms backfire effect and confirmation bias, and engage listener comments and questions such as how to know when to enter into an online conversation, when to just keep scrolling, and how to encourage offline extensions of online dialogu

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Want more Shalom in your life? Follow Shalom in the City on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @shalominthecity.You can find me, Osheta Moore, on Twitter @osheta, Instagram @oshetam and Pinterest. Abby is on Facebook @AbbyJoyAndersonPerry, on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest @abbyjperry and online at


May 4, 2017

Hey Sistas!

On today’s book club episode, Cara and Osheta talked about ONE by Deidra Riggs.



They discuss the history of women in the church and the current conflict over the last couple of weeks on Twitter, and they also share our histories of being a woman in the church. They also talk about whether to keep or discard the book, and invite you to join in reading Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott.



For resources to links mentioned in the episode, click here: 

*Jerusalem’s Instagram challenge

*Join the Shalom Sistas Hangout on Facebook

*Go see Everything, Everything with a Sista!

*ONE: Unity in a Divided World by Deidra Riggs

*Explanation of complementarian vs. egalitarian - or choose a third way like Osheta (and, as this article suggests)

*CT Women article, “Who’s in Charge of the Christian Blogosphere?”  

*Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey

*Read Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott with us in May! 

*Connect with Cara: on her blogFacebookTwitter or Instagram

*Connect with Osheta: Shalom in the City, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Join the Shalom Sista Facebook Hangout

Help a Sista find the show...leave a review for the show on iTunes here.

Happy Reading and Shalom Seeking,