Feathers Season 4 Episode 4 with Suzie Eller: Following God and Leaving Home

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In this episode, I interview Suzie Eller.

Suzanne (Suzie) Eller is a Proverbs 31 Ministries (www.proverbs31.org) author and speaker. She has ministered to groups of all sizes across the globe and has been featured on programs including The Harvest Show, MidDay Connection,Focus on the Family, and Aspiring Women. Suzie is part of the Bible Gateway Blogger team, and she also shares monthly motivational one-minutes with KLRC (Fayetteville, AR), a regional radio station.

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Suzie shares the story of when she felt called to move with her husband away from all that was familiar into an unknown without a clear reason why until after they’d moved. 

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He didn’t promise easy, but what he did promise is “I’m going to be walking with you.”

When you don’t have enough faith and you reach out to God, that’s exactly the definition of faith. We know where to go.

In my most dire hour of need, I felt Him with me. That’s my miracle.

Scripture

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16

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Feathers Season 4 Episode 3 with Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan: Living Wild and Free

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In this episode, I interview Jess Connolly & Hayley Morgan.

Jess Connolly is a gal passionate about communicating about Jesus. Whether that’s through writing, speaking, or having a coffee date – she loves spurring other women on and wants to leave her generation more in awe of God than she found it. She’s one of the cofounders of SheReadsTruth, the owner of Naptime Diaries, and the co-founder of The Influence Conference and Network. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina where her and her husband have planted Gospel Community Church. They’ve got four wild kiddos and an extroverted dog. 

Hayley Morgan is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur who inspires women to create lives of more passion and less fuss. She and her husband started Wildly Co., an ethical children’s clothing line, and she is also the co-founder of theInfluence Conference and Network. Hayley lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband and their four sons. She blogs at www.thetinytwig.com andwww.hayleyemorgan.com.

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Jess and Hayley share the message of their latest book Wild and Free: An Anthem for the Woman Who Feels She is Both Too Much and Never Enough.

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Feathers Season 4 Episode 2 with Renee Law: Helping Restore and Rebuild

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In this episode, I interview Renee Law.

Renee Law is a mom of 3 adult children and 2 foster children in West Virginia. She’s the founder of ReBUILD, an outreach project in downtown Huntington, West Virginia.

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Renee shares the story of how she and her husband were burdened for the downtown area of her city and how God led them to start ReBUILD, an outreach project in downtown Huntington, West Virginia.

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Scripture

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20

I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

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My Next Ministry Path and Your Invitation

I have some really exciting news to share today!

I’ve spent the last 15 months or so on a break from writing and concentrating on my podcast Feathers. I haven’t written about it here, but I shared a bit on episode 16 of Season 2 how God has used the time to teach me more of my identity in Him. God healed me in several hurt places from my past and confirmed my creativity, and I’m still learning to stand secure in identity as beloved daughter, gifted and called with purpose.

Last year I also felt called to speak and spent last year attending a speaking conference, writing my first message, and then getting to share that in my mom’s church at a women’s group and at a youth retreat at my home church in November.

In the last six months, God has begun to show me my next steps in ministry.

The message I wrote last year was birthed out of John 15, where Jesus shares with his disciples that he is the true vine and warns them that they can do nothing unless they abide in Him. This is the lesson I have been learning for years now, perhaps the hard way. God is prompting me to share this message with other women in an online ministry called Abiding Ministries.

The vision God has given me is to encourage women to read his word, pray, and obey Him.

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Feathers is already completing part of that vision as women encourage others with their stories of faith and obedience. I’m excited to see this expanded into Bible reading challenges, morning encouragement videos, teaching series, prayer partners, and more.

I’ve met with friends, family, and other wise people and feel confident the next step is to form a small pilot group of women that would begin doing these things together and help launch Abiding Ministries as an online ministry.

The pilot group will meet together starting June 1 in a closed Facebook group and commit to:

  • Read the Bible in 90 Days (June 1 – August 30)
  • Participate in a study I’m writing of John 15 (likely 4 weeks) which will include written and video material and give feedback

In this group you’ll receive:

  • Daily encouragement by video
  • A tight-knit group of women for accountability
  • Free study materials for John 15
  • A deeper understanding of abiding
  • Clarity of God’s big-picture story
  • Deeper relationship with God as you study His word
  • A prayer partner
  • A certificate of completion for reading the Bible (just for fun!)

If this idea excites you, I would absolutely love to travel the next few months together. I need accountability and encouragement as much as you do. If you would like to be in on the launch of this ministry and can commit over the next 4 months, please apply to be in the group here. Applications will be open until Monday 16 at midnight–you have one week!. I will be prayerfully considering each and every entry and truly believe God will reveal Himself more as we follow after Him together.

Feathers Season 4 Episode 1 with Abby Perry: Pursuing Joy While Parenting a Child with Special Needs

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In this episode, I interview Abby Perry.

Abby is an old soul, a Jesus girl, better in writing. She is an experienced nonprofit professional, innovative community and church member, pastor’s wife, mom of two boys and, at her core, a writer.She currently co-facilitates two community efforts – one promoting bridge-building racial reconciliation conversations, the other supporting area foster and adoptive families.

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Abby Perry shares the circumstances surrounding her child and his special needs. She shares the struggles of the unknown, clinical depression, dreams she’s had to let go and all the while choosing to walk in joy and wholeheartedness in faith.

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Scripture

Have no fear of sudden disaster
    or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
for the Lord will be at your side
    and will keep your foot from being snared.

Proverbs 3:25-26

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