Archives for December 2015

Feathers Season 2 BONUS EPISODE with Joy McMillan

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I’m on my Christmas vacation and have some time to put together some BONUS EPISODES!

The first one up is the “conversation after the conversation” with Joy McMillan who was on episode 13 in Season 2.

It’s a quick 10 minutes where Joy and I laugh over our brain forgetting words and remembering them at random times, my connection to South Africa, and Joy shares a bit more of her story (she’s the one that lived a double-life as a teenager, stealing and hanging out with boys in bars and God led her to share it all with her fiance) and the roots of her issues. It’s very powerful with a redemptive end!

Merry Christmas!

Feathers Season 2 Episode 16 with Amy J. Bennett

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In this episode, I share what God has been doing in my life this year. He gave me the word “focus” for the year, called me to step away from writing and asked me to speak. We see how God first taught me about abiding with him and then how to share his goodness wherever he led me.

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Sometimes God asks us to step back from good things. Amy Bennett

God has been taking me on a journey of discipline. Amy Bennett

God had been slowly peeling back the layers to get rid of things in my life to discipline me. Amy Bennett

Prophecy about Jesus coming back in Scripture broke me in a really good way. Amy Bennett

I approached it not with a sense of skepticism, but seeing it as God’s words to me. Amy Bennett

God said, “Amy, get up and talk!” Amy Bennett

God said, “You can do nothing unless you abide in me and you cannot abide in me unless you are in my word, spending time with me, obeying what you read and what I tell you and the whole poitn of this is so that you have joy and you have joy complete.”  Amy Bennett

Life as a Christian was all about abiding in Him so we could be fruitful and part of that fruit is His joy. Amy Bennett

I am the best me when I am abiding in you. Amy Bennett

It’s not about what I could do for him, it was about resting in Him. Amy Bennett

Scripture

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,  fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2

Isaiah 12

In that day you will say:

“I will praise you, Lord.
    Although you were angry with me,
your anger has turned away
    and you have comforted me.
Surely God is my salvation;
    I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense[a];
    he has become my salvation.”
With joy you will draw water
    from the wells of salvation.

In that day you will say:

“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
    make known among the nations what he has done,
    and proclaim that his name is exalted.
Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things;
    let this be known to all the world.
Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion,
    for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”

 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5

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