Feathers Season 3 Episode 16 with Shelene Bryan: Ridiculous Faith

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In this episode, I interview Shelene Bryan.

Shelene Bryan is the founder of Skip1.org, a charity dedicated to providing food and clean water to children around the world. Shelene is an accomplished speaker who now turns her extraordinary ability to challenge and inspired to the written word.

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It’s not enough to know about God, we need to know God.

It’s amazing when we spend time with God, what we’re willing to ask of Him. And it’s amazing when we do ask him, he answers.

When we experience God, it changes us and people see it.

We have to schedule mountain moments.

We get busy worshipping the creation, not the Creator.

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Feathers Season 3 Episode 15 with Annie Downs: Perservering and Looking for Lovely

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In this episode, I interview Annie Downs.

Annie Downs, author of Looking For Lovely, is also a speaker and blogger based in Nashville, Tennessee. Flawed but funny, she uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God. An author of three previous books – Let’s All Be Brave, Perfectly Unique, and Speak Love, Annie also loves traveling around the country speaking to young women, college students, and adults. Annie is a huge fan of bands with banjos, glitter, her community of friends, boiled peanuts, and football games.

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Annie shares her journey of facing a break down and wanting to quit and then learning how to look for lovely and find the things that help her perservere.

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You can’t run from God and he’s kind enough that he doesn’t let you.

I always found a way out of the hard instead of through it. So, I didn’t have to deal with it, but I also didn’t get the benefits of it.

You survive it by finding the beautiful things in the hard.

I eat salad everyday. I’m not trying to get in a bikini, I just want my brain to work.

I’m going to tell you my answers, but you need to find your answers.

When you don’t feel your feelings they bottle up and they come out in different ways.

Stopping is not the same as quitting.

Here’s the message: find the things that are the knots in the rope that will help you get through and then purposely go after those.

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Feathers Season 3 Episode 14 with Latasha Morrison: Racial Reconciliation and Being the Bridge

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In this episode, I interview Latasha Morrison.

Latasha Morrison is the founder of Be the Bridge, a community of people with a common goal to see healthy dialogue around the topic of race.

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Tasha shares how God led her down the steps toward starting Be the Bridge, a non-profit dedicated to encouraging the church to be present and intentional towards racial reconciliation.

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I remember clearly in my heart God saying, “I brought you here to be a bridge.”

We need to listen, not to respond, but really listen.

Meet people that don’t look like you and listen to them and share with them. That’s where it begins.

It’s hard to have those conversation when everyone looks like you and thinks like you.

Developing a heart for it starts in prayer. Nothing that we do is going to happen apart from prayer.

Our humanity shows us the value God has for diversity. We are all created in his image. What if we viewed each other in that way?

Racism is sin and we have to call it what it is.

It’s stealing God’s glory because it’s not showing how and who God is.

What if we all started looking at each other as image bearers.

We want to do our best while we’re here.

We have more alike than differences.

Scripture

I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—  I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. John 17:22-23

After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. Revelation 7:9

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Feathers Season 3 Episode 13 with Rhonda Stoppe: Sharing the Gospel

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In this episode, I interview Rhonda Stoppe.

Rhonda Stoppe is the NO REGRETS WOMAN. With more than 20 years experience of helping women live life with no regrets.

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Rhonda and I chat about her messages from her books on raising sons and marriage. She also shares God’s call on her life to share the gospel as God gives opportunity and how that has played out at different moments.

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If we’re going to be used by the Lord, it begins with a relationship with Jesus.

The way to live life with no regrets is to know intimately the one who put you on the planet.

When we’re sharing the gospel, we can’t make it palatable. They have to agree that their sin is keeping them from a relationship with God.

I had to come to a place of resisting my pride and realized I didn’t have God’s heart for the lost.

God sent a stranger to talk to my brother and my brother accepted Christ two weeks later.

God nudged me “Will you be that stranger?” “I will be if you bring me the strangers.”

Jesus sat at the well and asked the Samaritan woman for water.

God still gives them an opportunity to hear the Gospel so that are without excuse.

God put you in this position for such a time as this.

It takes boldness and asking for boldness.

Scripture

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. 1 Peter 3:15

They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. Revelation 12:11

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Philippians 2:13

Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Titus 2:3-5

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

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Feathers Season 3 Episode 12 with Jenny Groening: Marriage, Faith, and A Heart of Obedience

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In this episode, I interview Jenny Groening.

Jenny is a stay-at-home mom of three daughters, a homeschool teacher, and business owner. She loves helping on the planning team for Flourish, a network of local moms supporting each other as we grow in our faith and live out our lives raising our kids together.

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Jenny shares the struggles she experienced as her husband battled with pornography. She shares her crisis of faith she experienced as she sought God’s heart and will for her marriage.

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Even when life is horrible–because it’s going to be sometimes. Everybody’s going to have different trials–it reminds us in the midst of that trial, we can rejoice in the Lord and we can have joy in God.

When you’re in that moment of every second feels like a million years, you just want to get rid of the pain, in any way possible.

I learned that we can still trust him. Yeah, it really sucks when he uses bad things in our lives to teach us good things, but we can still trust him and it’s remembering eternity, these trials will be gone and we’ll be with Jesus in heaven and that’s going to last for eternity. This life, even if it feels like pain dragging on for a millions years, some day it will be over and we will be in this beautiful place and it will be worth it. This is not our home.

Scripture

Though the fig tree does not bud
    and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
    and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
    and no cattle in the stalls,
 yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
    I will be joyful in God my Savior.

Habakkuk 3:17

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