Archives for October 2015

Feathers Season 2 Episode 12 with Elise Hurd PART II [Podcast]

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In this episode, I finish my chat with Elise Hurd.

As a stay at home mom of four exuberant young daughters, Elise’s life is full of words! Needs! Feelings! Thoughts! Meals! Messes! Noise! And *lots* of seeking Jesus to stay sane through it all.

Elise and her husband, Jason, are also live-in full-time caretakers for Jason’s Dad, who has advanced Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Elise is the Children’s ministry director at her home church, part-time web developer, and the artist and shop owner of her family’s online store, Little Lunch Maker. She recently realized that the sickness she’s been feeling is because a new little one is the way, arriving sometime in June next year!

You can learn more about Elise’s journey growing in Christ and her family from her personal blog, The Giving Place.

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TRIGGER WARNING: sexual abuse.

In Part II of her story, Elise Hurd shares the ways in which God began bringing about positive change in her heart as she obeyed His word and leading. She talks about rage episodes, panic attacks, wanting to quit, and forgiving her daughter’s abuser.

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Connect with Elise on her blog, The Giving Place.

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Feathers Season 2 Episode 11 with Elise Hurd Part I [Podcast]

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In this episode, I chat with Elise Hurd.

As a stay at home mom of four exuberant young daughters, Elise’s life is full of words! Needs! Feelings! Thoughts! Meals! Messes! Noise! And *lots* of seeking Jesus to stay sane through it all.

Elise and her husband, Jason, are also live-in full-time caretakers for Jason’s Dad, who has advanced Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Elise is the Children’s ministry director at her home church, part-time web developer, and the artist and shop owner of her family’s online store, Little Lunch Maker. She recently realized that the sickness she’s been feeling is because a new little one is the way, arriving sometime in June next year!

You can learn more about Elise’s journey growing in Christ and her family from her personal blog, The Giving Place.

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TRIGGER WARNING: sexual abuse.

In Part I of her story, Elise Hurd shares the story of finding out her young daughter had been sexually abused. She shares her response and the ways in which God began bringing about positive change in her heart as she obeyed His word and leading.

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Connect with Elise

Connect with Elise on her blog, The Giving Place.

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Feathers Season 2 Episode 10 with Shannan Martin [Podcast]

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In this episode, I chat with Shannan Martin, also known as Flower Patch Farmgirl!

Shannan Martin is a speaker and writer who found her voice in the country and her story in the city. She writes the popular blog Flower Patch Farmgirl and is a contributor at DaySpring’s (in)courage. She and her jail chaplain husband, Cory, have four funny children who came to them across oceans and rivers. Having sold their dream farmhouse, they now live entrenched in community on the wrong side of the tracks. They are surprised every day by God’s goodness. Shannan’s first book will be released in Summer, 2016 by Thomas Nelson.

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Shannan shares her story of moving her family from a comfortable life on a farm into the city on the wrong side of the tracks. She shares the struggles and joys of learning to obey the command to love your neighbor as yourself.

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Connect with Shannan on her blog.

Links from the Episode

  • Radical by David Platt
  • P.S., for those wondering, Jesse Plemons “Landry” was indeed an actor before FNL

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The Power of Thoughts, Entanglement and an Emotional Affair: My Interview on the Mud Stories Podcast

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Heather and I recorded her podcast episode last Saturday. It was a last-minute one, although I’d been thinking on it for weeks. As I was sitting there, a message popped up from Jacque, would I, could I, record my emotional affair story for her podcast Mud Stories? Do you know, though, we’re 10 years out from this relationship and 4 since the eBook and I’ve never really spoken out loud about it publicly? But  without hesitation, I said yes. Remember how God has been calling me to speak this year? Yeah, this is one of those open doors I’m walking through.

I find God’s timing is impeccable to have both my sister and I sharing our stories of brokenness and redemption the same week in the same format. It’s a tale of two sisters, both with very different stories, but at the heart, finally learning that God is the lover of our souls.

It’s my prayer that even if we don’t share the same story, that you too would be beckoned by our Savior in your own mud, throw off whatever entangles you and fix your eyes on Him.

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Feathers Season 2 Episode 9 with Heather Tollison

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In this episode, I chat with my sister, Heather Tollison! Heather is two years younger than me and lives in the same town. She’s been married to her husband Matt for 11 months–yes, they’re newlyweds! Matt and Heather have a bulldog named Baxter. She works for my mom’s business, Diana’s Blinds and Designs as the office administrator.

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Heather shares the story of her obedience in fasting nearly five years ago which resulted in a miraculous healing from a sleep disorder and became a turning point of healing spiritually, emotionally and relationally.

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Connect with Heather on Facebook.

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