Announcing Season 2 of Feathers coming August 11th with future guests Logan Wolfram, Chrystal Evans Hurst, Kate Batistelli, Emily Freeman and more.
In this episode, I take a look back at our first 15 episodes and see what "flying lessons" we can gather about living a life of faith.
Six flying lessons:
Melanie Dorsey shares how she first began painting in 2013 on a whim to stage a piece of furniture that she had given a makeover. She listed the piece for sale and knew staging would push the sale. It did but also had several inquiries over her simple bird painting.
Thus began her "career" in art! She painted; she prayed. As she prayed and listened, the Lord began speaking here and there to her heart about something new He was leading her to and through.
What few people know is that her son, Andrew, was (IS) the artist in her family. Many of the supplies I began with were from his stash. Often tears flowed as she picked up a marker, a can of paint, a colored pencil or a waterproof pen - they were little reminders of her son and hints of a new promise from God.
Wendy Hogan is a nurse, homeschooling mom and Noonday Ambassador. She, her husband and her 3 boys reside in Mobile, Alabama. Their lives are full of legos, laughter, endless jokes, sports, & a whole lotta love.
Michelle shares how God moved her from being a elemetary school teacher to being trained in and practicing art therapy.
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.
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 not trust, and yet she continues to pursue and thrive in covenant relationships.
Amy shares her journey of her family moving from materialistic and entitled to generous and service-oriented and how God led her to share in her first book When More Is Not Enough.
Sarah Travis shares the story of how she met her American husband on a missions trip, moved to America to marry him and then how God moved them from DC and then returned them back, restored with a new perspective. Each step was made in obedience with faith.
Donna Jones tells the story of her and her husband struggling through job changes and health issues to face the fear and anxiety of God's calling.
Natalie shares her testimony, including bullying she suffered in school, how she became a believer at age 27 after the loss of her alcoholic father, grief from an abortion, and divorce from her first husband. She shares how God restored her and placed her as a leader of MOPS and how all of this worked together to lead to her first book Heart Sisters.
Hannah shares how her and her family were led to missions in Italy. Just days into their journey, they were told they could not stay. God then led them on quite the adventure over the next year, moving their family of 7 over 20 times. Hannah teaches us what she learned on her journey about faith.
Amanda shares how God called her into blogging and then to write an Advent book for children. She saw much success with the book, yet when she felt called to write a follow-up book for Easter, she experienced fear and trepidation. She learned that success is simply about obedience and was encouraged that the message would affect people in generations to come.
Jessica Leigh Hoover shares her family's journey from the States, to West Africa in missions and back to the mountains of North Carolina. She shares how God taught her how a life at home in the States was just as faithful as in the field in Africa.
Crystal Stine shares her blogging story. She shares how God asked her to step away from good opportunities, things that she felt called to, only to realize He had better things in store for her after she walked away in faith. We can be encouraged to trust God when he asks us to say no.
In today's episode, Kathy shares how her faith was tested after God led her and her husband to flip a house after the economic crisis left them strapped.
Jessie talks about her and her husband's plans for his career as a college professor, living near their parents. God disrupted their plans, sending her husband on a path to a different job further away from their family with a foreclosure in their wake. However, God provided a job he loves, a place to stay to rebuilt and a group of young men to minister to. We talk about trusting God and his plans.
Amy Bennett introduces herself and the podcast. Amy shares the story of how God began to show Himself through feathers in her journey as a blogger and their family's adoption, allowing their faith to grow. Amy shares how this podcast is intended to share more stories of God's faithfulness in life's journeys, inspiring others to take flight in their own faith.