Archives for November 2015

Feathers Season 2 Episode 15 with Elizabeth Maxon [Podcast]

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In this episode, I finish my chat with Elizabeth Maxon.

Elizabeth is a storyteller, a truth seeker, a grace giver, and a word weaver.

Her passion is journeying with others from splashing in the shallow waters of this world to diving into deep truth and real community.

Elizabeth is wife to Joey and mama to Lucy and Oliver. The Maxons make their home on the edge of the woods in the quaint college town of Clemson, South Carolina. Together they are one branch on a very complicated, but beautiful family tree.

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Elizabeth shares the story of God calling her to the quiet to hear his direction. In the quiet, He asked her to leave her job, although it was in the church and she had no next steps or reasons to leave. She shares how God immediately began to increase her influence and move her family.

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Quotes

Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. Dallas Willard

Not all good things are God things. Elizabeth Maxon

If I want to hear from God and lead me specifically, I have to give him some room for him to tell me these things. Elizabeth Maxon

I have to carve out some time every day that I can position myself to hear from God. Elizabeth Maxon

We start seeing threads and themes coming together and see God directing us. Elizabeth Maxon

God gives me holy highlighter moments. Elizabeth Maxon

What do you think requires more faith of you right now?

Trust without clarity. Elizabeth Maxon

God calls into places that aren’t completely clear, but if we trust Him, we have to take that step. Elizabeth Maxon

If I say I surrender my life to him, that means being obedient. Elizabeth Maxon

Any vision that I have for my life has to start with a revelation from him. Elizabeth Maxon

Without revelation, we just do whatever. Elizabeth Maxon

Follow me and really learn what that means. Following me means staying behind me and waiting for me to give you the go ahead on what I want you to do. Elizabeth Maxon

God, bless me in the waiting. Elizabeth Maxon

In the waiting, he’s developing our character to match our calling. Lysa TerKeurst

Empty is the new full. Elizabeth Maxon

Scripture

Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint. Proverbs 29:18a

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Feathers Season 2 Episode 14 with Wendy Blight [Podcast]

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 ***** If you haven’t taken the 2015 Feathers Survey, head over and take it now! *****

In this episode, I chat with Wendy Blight.

Wendy Blight is a member of the Proverbs 31 Ministries’ First 5 Writing Team and serves as the Proverbs 31 On-Line Bible Study Small Group Ministry Training and Development Coordinator. She is a national speaker, Bible teacher, attorney, and author of Living So That: Making Faith-Filled Choices in the Midst of a Messy Life and Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner: The Transforming Power of God’s Story, both featured as Proverbs 31 On-Line Bible Studies. She has been a featured guest on Oprah Radio, the 700 Club, Family Life Today with Dennis Rainey, Revive our Hearts with Nancy Leigh DeMoss, and Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Wendy’s favorite place to be is at home in Charlotte, North Carolina writing and enjoying time with her husband, Monty, and their two children, Lauren and Bo. w

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Wendy Blight shares the story of the fear she battled for years after a rape by a masked, knife-wielding man and how with Scripture, God freed her from her fea.

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Quotes

When reading Scripture, ask God to give you revelation and wisdom. – Wendy Blight

I lived held captive by fear. – Wendy Blight

Do you want to get well? – Jesus

His word convicted me. – Wendy Blight

Stand up, pick up your mat and walk! – Jesus

God has an abudant life for you to use you to do great things for the Kingom and you will  never know that plan unless you take a step off your mat. – Pastor Craig

It was nothing by obedience. – Wendy Blight

There were many steps forward and steps backwards.  – Wendy Blight

Location has nothing to do with a spirit of fear that has a hold on you because it’s not from the Lord and it stays with you. – Wendy Blight

Our faith grows when we are in the word. Obedience comes when we trust the word and trust God. – Wendy Blight

If Satan can keep us in a place of fear or self-pity, we stay on our mat and won’t know the abundance of God. – Wendy Blight

If you’re struggling with fear or patience or anger, find related Scripture, personalize the Scripture and pray them. – Wendy Blight

God’s word is like a seed planted in our hearts. – Wendy Blight

You have obeyed and now you are free. – Wendy Blight

That ugly day in my life has now become my testimony. – Wendy Blight

You can have that kind of faith, but it doesn’t come unless you’re in the word. – Wendy Blight

Scripture

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:38-39

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 23:4

Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

Psalm 91:4-6

He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.

Isaiah 55:11

so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

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Feathers: Faith in Flight Podcast SURVEY

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Hosting Feathers: Faith in Flight this year has been an absolute joy and blessing. I’m in the planning stages of Season 3 for next January and want to make it even better for you. I’d love for you to answer questions like:

  • Would you like an app for the podcast?
  • Would you read a transcription of the episode?
  • Would you be interested in joining a private Facebook group to discuss the episodes?

I have several short questions–20, in fact.

If you’ve even listened to 1 episode of Feathers, would you take just a few minutes to answer them in the 2015 Feathers: Faith in Flight Survey?

Feathers Season 2 Episode 13 with Joy McMillan

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In this episode, I finish my chat with Joy McMillan.

Joy is a speaker, writer, graphic designer, mentor & coach. She’s the founder of the We ROAR Project and the author of XES (Why Church Girls Tend To Get It Backwards…And How To Get It Right).
Wife to her handsome state trooper hubby and momma to their two little loin-fruit, they have found their home in the great mitten state.

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Joy shares how she grew up in a Christian home, yet had no concept of grace. Sexual perversion drove her into hiding where shame held her hostage for several years. After 7 years of secrets, just 2 months before her wedding, God asked Joy if she trusted Him with her heart – and her gaping wounds – and she stepped out of hiding.

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 Scripture

One who is full loathes honey from the comb,
    but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet. Proverbs 27:7

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:1-2

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