Calling all Christian writers! Have you been thinking that you have some worthy words to share with the world? Has God been opening doors to help you spread his wisdom to others through writing? Well, what’s next? Lucky for you, my next guest has a lot of advice and inspiration for you on your journey. Not a writer? My guest can still speak some incredible truth for finding your purpose.
Bethany Jett is a published author, blogger, owner of two businesses, mother of three, and a Military wife. If that sounds like a full plate, you’re not wrong! What I love about Bethany is that she simply embraces her full life. She knows that every success and every opportunity is a gift from God. Nothing is taken for granted, and everything is a chance to use your gifts to the glory of God. Today, Bethany and I will talk about the strengths that got her where she wanted to be, and the opportunity to bring her ministry to the world of writing and marketing.
Do you need the courage to take a leap of faith? Bethany can get you there! You don’t want to miss out on our conversation today.
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Bethany’s Book: http://www.bethanyjett.com/
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Let’s talk business! In a special edition of the Are You Real podcast, I wanted to take a step back from our usual topic of “purpose” and dive into a different arena. If I am going to take advice from anyone, especially business advice, I would want it from someone who’s proof is undeniable. That is why I have my guest Michael McIntyre with me today. His company has made Billions in sales, so I’m inclined to believe the advice Michael has for those of us looking to steward our businesses well.
Listen this week as Michael and I discuss beginning our business on a shoestring budget, our spiritual calling in business, and other details to get your business off the ground. Whether you are starting with $100 or $10,000, Michael and I are going to share the practices and habits that have allowed our businesses to flourish. Along the way, we will show you how being successful in business and growing in your faith are one in the same. We as Christians have a huge capacity to celebrate our faith in how we conduct ourselves in the workplace. God listens when his children ask, so let’s ask God to bless our business!
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Do you believe that God has uniquely gifted you to bring about his glorious kingdom on earth? What’s holding you back? Whether it is fear, insecurity, mental illness, or environmental pressures, we face so many challenges on our way to discovering God’s will for our lives. Yet, His will is the thing we most long for. Today, I want to bring to you the story of someone who has faced truly difficult seasons of suffering, but came out the other end clinging to calling.
Rebekah Lyons is an author of two books, a mother to three, wife to one, and dog walker of two from Nashville. Rebekah likes to think of herself as an old soul who is always asking the big questions. She uses her gift of words to write about hardship: about becoming a first-time mom to a child with Downs Syndrome, struggling with her own mental health, inexplicable encounters with the Holy Spirit, and loving on the sick and lonely.
Rebekah’s story is one filled with ample grace and overflowing wisdom. I was lucky to get the chance to talk to her about everything and anything. She truly does have a gift for words, so be prepared for a Truth bomb or two. The good kind, I assure you!
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Have you ever heard the voice of God? That sounds like something we can’t touch—oh that only happens in the Old Testament! Perhaps not so much with burning bushes and pillars of light, but what about a whisper? Each of us has so much to offer the world because of the blessings and gifts that God has given us, but for many, we haven’t learned to listen for the still small whisper of God’s will and direction for our lives. Let’s stop shouting at God for answers, and start listening.
Today I am super excited because my guest is definitely a divine appointment. I have with me today Mark Batterson, a New York Times Bestselling Author, Pastor of National Community Church, and a true family man. He believes pastoring in the DC area is his real calling, but so is writing. We are pumped to dive into his new book, Whisper, as well as his journey to finding his purpose. In Whisper, Mark explains how we can understand the Languages of God to understand our place in God’s Kingdom. This is such a needed discussion in this day and age, and I know you will be blessed by the knowledge Mark has to share.
Dive in today with more from Mark:
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@MarkBatterson on Twitter and Instagram
Are you feeling like you’ve lost sight of your purpose? Do you doubt that God has a plan for you because of your past? Today, I want you to know that you are not alone. You haven’t made a mistake too big, and you haven’t walked too far away for God to love you and use you for his purpose. I can’t think of anyone better to bring that truth home to you today than this week’s guest, Liz Curtis Higgs.
Liz is a speaker and writer who is passionate about bringing God’s Truth to women (and men!) all over the country. Liz is a Bestselling author who has written 28 books, her most recent being 31 Proverbs to Light Your Path. In each, she uses her gift of words to show God’s grace and truth towards us, and she knows a thing or two about grace! A self-proclaimed “Former Bad Girl,” Liz was saved by the power of the Holy Spirit. She became hungry to know God and eager to teach truth to others. I know you will be inspired by her journey to discovering God’s special plan for her.