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September 2018

054: Jessica Chow

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Today the lovely Jessica Chow joins me on Thriving Beyond Belief!

Jessica’s story is one that will resonate with so many women, and will have you praising the Lord by the end of this episode.

As a writer, Youtuber, and speaker, Jessica’s story is one that is filled with the world selling her lies of satisfaction. After growing up only seeing broken relationships, they led to diminishing self-worth and distrust in relationships. Jessica then experienced loss which spurred her even more to pursue what the world would describe as “having it all”. Years of worldly living left Jessica feeling unsatisfied and searching. She ended up finding the love of the Lord through the love of her other people who love the Lord.

Jessica speaks on the fact that once she began to share her story with a Godly community, she was never met with hostility after being vulnerable. After coming to know the Lord and being redeemed through His grace, she could almost physically feel the peace of the Lord breaking chains in her life. She was revealed God’s character. We discuss that the world promises that certain things will bring freedom in life but that aren’t true.

We discuss redemption and forgiveness in such real ways. Your sin is in your life to better understand Christ as our Savior. Your ability to sin is not greater that the Lord’s ability to save!

We discuss relationships and lessons learned through dating, breakups, and purity. Jessica emphasizes many lessons learned through ungodly and Godly dating. Dating should be an addition to what the Lord is doing in your heart and life already. It shouldn’t deter you. She truly learned about purity and saw the disconnect between what the world has to offer and what Jesus had to offer.

This episode will change you. It will make you remember who Jesus truly is and remind you why you follow Him. Take a listen today!

 

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Social Media Links

 

Instagram: @_jessicachow

Websitebit.ly/3130beloved

Facebook: 3130beloved

Twitter: @_jessicachow

 

 

 

053: Jennie Allen

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I am so excited to introduce Jennie Allen to the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast today!

From writing bible studies and books to the IF Gathering to talking about thriving, you can tell how passionate Jennie’s heart is about women truly knowing and growing daily with the Lord.

Jennie talks about truly knowing thriving by not knowing thriving. She talks about how she can further appreciate God’s goodness when going through seasons of feeling like she’s are not thriving. Thriving is not selfish, but actually helps others around us and is a promise for us from the Lord, that we would have life abundant.

We talk about in depth all that the IF Gathering entails. There is amazing community made and it’s an organization that focuses on women doing something with their faith.

One of the biggest breaths of fresh air was our discussion of letting go of striving for the sake of the world and looking to the Lord and resting in who GOD is and what HE can do. Our stories are not about what we achieve, but seeing how God moved in our lives and how we were obedient throughout life.

In a culture of achievement, success, and never being satisfied, we need to learn to stop, rest, and let God show up and show out in our lives.

Jennie’s role has become cheering women on and helping women would learn to live out of a sense of trust rather than fear.

We discuss the struggles of social media, the lessons to be learned from marriage, the importance of counseling, and the beauty of vulnerability.

We were created to be known and even God Himself is in community, being the Trinity. We are made to be with others, which inevitably leads to being open and honest with others. Speaking out what is in our hearts leads to healing and cementing truth in us. Keeping things shut in and not shared leads to loneliness, bitterness, and a skewed sense of who God is. Being authentic with others helps you realize that you don’t have to be strong on your own. Others will lean in and advocate for you, if you only learn to be brave and share.

After listening to this episode, let our love for the Lord, vulnerability with others, and the pursuit of Him being known drive our lives. I hope this episode today encourages you and fires you up!

 

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Social Media Links

Instagram: @jennieallen

Website: www.jennieallen.com

Facebook: @jenniefaithallen

Twitter: @JennieAllen

IF Gathering: www.ifgathering.com

Jennie’s books: Restless, Nothing to Prove, Anything

Jennie’s Bible studies include: Stuck, Chase, Restless, and Proven

 

 

 

 

052: Julie Solomon

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I am thrilled to have Julie Solomon on Thriving Beyond Belief today!

Julie currently lives in LA with her husband and son. She blogs and has a podcast that focuses on helping others gratitude, grow their business as influencers in the blog/podcast market.

The theme of the blog today is simply finding balance in the multi-faceted roles women have today. From finding our personal purpose in life to marriage to motherhood, Julie emphasizes the importance of meeting all of these pressures in our lives with gratitude. Gratitude in who the Lord is in our lives gives us the ability to thrive. God daily gives us everything we need, so we need to be wonderful stewards of His gifts and utilize them to our highest potential.

Julie speaks on how living with the mindset of abundance lets us live without fear. We learn to lean into the abundance of the Lord in every aspect of our lives, so that we are to find balance in being working mothers and wives. One way does this is by learning to create before consuming, which leads to seeking gratitude first instead of seeing what’s lacking in life. We take some time to discuss having the perspective of abundance rather than scarcity.

In this episode, we speak specifically on intentional practices in your life that lead to balance. This includes ways to truly connect with your children, how to carve out intentional time with your spouse, how to deal with anxiety, the importance of community, and how to carve out time in your schedule for yourself.

We end with Julie talking through how to set good goals in your life and business. She speaks on truly knowing your “why”, which helps steer every other decision you need to make, in regards to your purpose.

I hope today’s episode encourages, uplifts, and challenges you today!

 

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Social Media Links

Instagram: @juliesolomon

Website: The Influencer Podcast

Facebook: @JulsSolomon

Twitter: @JulsSolomon

You Tube:Julie Solomon

Pinterest:Brand & Blogger Consultant

Academy: The Influencer Academy

 Pitch It Perfect: PitchItPerfect.net

 

 

051: Christine Caine

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Please join me as we have the amazing Christine Caine on Thriving Beyond Belief today!

Christine Caine is an author, world-renown speaker, and social justice activist that focuses on ending sex trafficking.

We discuss in this episode today a topic that Christine has just written a book about: the unexpected. Her book came out in May and we talk about what happens to us when the unexpected happens, and how we can even look forward to the unexpected, so that we can see and believe God to be who He says He is!

Christine shares with us some incredibly hard circumstances that have happened in her life, from abuse, to earth-shattering news as an adult, to a health scare. But she shares that through these events, she was able to focus on who God is in circumstances rather than focusing on the circumstances themselves. Through this, she emphasizes the beauty of the body of Christ and how important the the local church was in her healing process.

Through the unexpected in our lives, we can learn to walk through that brokenness and experience the deeper level of healing God brings when we lean into Him in a hardship.

A main theme of our episode today is that we have to make what Jesus did for us be bigger than the circumstances that have happened to us. The lens with which you use to look at hardship will determine if it will grip you forever or if you will use it to be a part of the larger story.

One of my favorite moments of this episode is when Christine shares with wisdom that there are so many dimensions to who God is if we fully trust Him. We have such low expectations of who God is. She encourages us to EXPECT God to still be who He was in Scripture and that He is going to use us to do mighty things here in this life.

We discuss practical steps to hearing God daily and being ready for the adventure He has to take us on each day, how God is gracious in His timing of the things we can’t anticipate, and the vulnerability that none of us this side of heaven are so healed that we don’t need Jesus everyday. Subscribe to her daily devo here.

Finally, Christine reminds us to work through the fear of the unknown.
“If we have anything to fear, it’s not death. We must fear not living the life to the purpose that Christ gave us. Jesus did not come here and die and rise again for us to be safe. He sacrificed Himself so that we would be dangerous to the kingdom of darkness.”

Please join me today for an episode that relates to everyone. You won’t want to miss it.

 

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Social Media Links

Instagram: @christinecaine

Website: christinecaine.com

Facebook: @thechristinecaine

A21: www.A21.org

Propel Women/Activate: www.propelwomen.org

Daily Devotional: subscribe here

 

 

 

 

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