Let’s Catch Up and an Intro to Fifteen Verses for 2015 [Vlog]

Guys, I’ve missed writing regularly here so much! I really hope you’ve been enjoying the podcasts in the time since. God has been doing a very good work in me these past few months and I wanted to catch you all up. In this video, I share why I quit writing for a few months, what I’ve been doing, and where I see things headed in the future. I hope you take a few minutes to catch up.

Let me just take a minute to encourage you just to take a few minutes to open your Bibles today and see what God might have in store for you.  Here’s Isaiah 121:-6 I read on the video:

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.”

 

Feathers #12 with Lizzie Branch [Podcast]

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In this episode, I chat with Lizzie Branch.

Lizzie is a Board Certified Coach and has been coaching since 2006. She has a BA and MA in Psychology, and a PhD in counseling. She’s also an artist, writer, and speaker. Her art studio, Soul Graffiti, is located in beautiful downtown Clayton, NC.

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Lizzie shares how God led her to step out in faith and open up an art studio and incorporating her lifelong passion for creativity with her established life coaching career.

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The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
    he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
    he enables me to tread on the heights. Habakkuk 3:19

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Feathers #011 with Karina Allen [Podcast]

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In this episode, I chat with Karina Allen.

Karina Allen, a New Orleans native has made her home in Baton Rouge for the past 17 years. She is a freelance writer, editor and speaker. She is also a contributor for Incourage, Dayspring’s online devotional website for women. She is a worship leader and dancer. She spends much of her time working out, traveling, spending time with friends and ministering at Healing Place Church where she is involved in a myriad of ministries and outreaches.

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Karina shares how God has called her to be faithful in community. She shares how her background gives her every reason to shy away from community and rely on herself, and yet she continues to pursue and thrive in covenant relationships.

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Scripture

Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. Acts 2:46-47

God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. Psalm 68:6

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Feathers #010 with Amy L. Sullivan

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In this episode, I chat with Amy L Sullivan.

Amy L. Sullivan is the author of the nonfiction chrisitan book entitled When More is Not Enough (2014) and the children’s picture book series, Gutsy Girls (fall 2015).

Amy shares regularly at AmyLSullivan.com, and she also writes for oodles of online and print publications.

In elementary school, Amy’s teachers thought she chatted with friends too much. As an adult, Amy chalks-up talking as a gift and happily engages with groups of any size.

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Amy and I start the conversation talking about her hometown Asheville, NC. Amy then shares her journey of her family moving from materialistic and entitled to  generous ad service-oriented and how God led her to share in her first book When More Is Not Enough.

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Connect with Sarah on her blog AmyLSullivan.com.

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Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

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He Loves Me No Matter What

I LOVE HER

I walk into her bathroom and I spy some blush and lip gloss on the counter. It’s a new thing for us. It throws me back to my teen years, trying all the Wet ‘n Wild and Cover Girl, figuring out just the right shade against my pale skin, mousy brown hair and freckles. I smile when I think of those same freckles splayed across her nose and wonder if she realizes how beautiful I think they are.

I was scared of these days–this transition from little girl to woman. I dreaded them, closed my eyes and sighed when I thought of them. I think I thought some strange version of my little girl would emerge suddenly, one I wouldn’t recognize, or like. We’re only in the beginning; the wrestling has just begun. But, so far, I’m saying this stage is my favorite. She’s the same little girl and yet with so much more humor and understanding. We can look at each other and say things without a word. The years have taught us our own language.

And yet, at every stage I’ve said it’s my favorite. As it turns out, I love her no matter what.

Read more over at Jessica Hoover’s place today.