Each one of us is called to be a storyteller. We tell the stories of our lives in different ways. We may use our creativity to write, paint, cook, and even do our jobs with excellence. In everyday conversations, we have many opportunities to share what God has done for us and His faithfulness. Our stories point others to His glory.
Romans 9:17 says, “I appointed you for the very purpose of displaying my power in you, and to spread my fame throughout the whole earth” (NLT).
We might think our story in insignificant, mundane or too tragic, but it has a weighty purpose in God’s eyes. According to this verse, God has actually appointed us to help make Him famous. We have the opportunity to continue His glory narrative in the circles and spaces God has put us in.
I’ve recently had several opportunities to share my story on podcasts. I love the podcast format because conversations and topics flow freely. I hope these conversations will encourage, inspire and challenge you to continue sharing your story.
Here’s a quick roundup of those programs:
-Emily Allen and I talk about “Grieving Together” on the Kindred Mom podcast. I share my story about wading through the loss of my husband while mothering three young girls. I had to learn how to make space for each one of us to grieve in our own unique ways.
-I chat with Jennie G. Scott on In This Skin podcast about growing up in a multicultural family, navigating grief, running as therapy, raising girls, and body image. Hear some of my passion on these topics and more on Episode 19.
-Becky L. McCoy invited me to share on her podcast Suckerpunched about being a caregiver, burnout and grief. I was the primary caregiver for my husband when he battled melanoma. We talk about how it takes a lot of courage to rest.
-I dish with Alana Dawson on the Mom Wants More podcast about pursuing our passions as moms, how God grows our gifts organically, and what it means to flourish together after loss.
-My new husband Shawn and I got to share on the #StayMarried podcast about how God brought beauty out of ashes through our story. I love this conversation because it includes Shawn’s version of the wild glory story God wrote for us.
-My friend Michelle Diercks invited me to be on her Peace in His Presence podcast. I share about how God was present with me in the valley of the shadow of death and used scripture to lift my heart.
-Emily Allen and I had a conversation on the Kindred Moms Podcast about “Chasing Rest” and the importance of prioritizing rest as a mama. We chat about how we are uniquely wired and rest in different ways.
If you listen in to any of these conversations, I would love to hear from you. What’s one takeaway you will remember?
I listen to podcasts in the car, while I’m cooking or prepping meals, and sometimes when I’m running.
Here are five podcasts I listen to regularly:
The Next Right by Emily Freeman
Jesus Led Adventure with Stephanie Bryant
Out of the Ordinary with Lisa-Jo Baker and Christie Purifoy
Lead Stories: Tales of Leadership and Life with Jo Saxton and Pastor Steph
Typology by Ian Morgan Cron
What are some of your favorite podcasts?
Lisa Appelo says
What a great list. I’m glad to have these referenced because I was never in the position of caregiver for my husband. This is needed information for those who find themselves in that place.