Fun News Shared Here First

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Can you guess what my news is?

I don’t want to raise expectations too high. For some of you, this might not seem all that exciting. Before I go too far, I should probably respond to all the guesses y’all made on Facebook.

No, I’m not a grandmother (unless my grand-dogs count, and they totally should!). Yes, I am going on a trip, but that’s not the fun news.

Violin lessons? Um, I’m tone deaf and musically challenged, though that won’t stop me from belting out praise songs when the mood hits. Earning a theology degree? That would be interesting. I’ve long fiddled with the idea of getting my master’s. But no, that’s not it. Leading my own ministry? Sort of, although Wholly Loved isn’t “mine” per say. Praise God we have an amazing team of nearly thirty talented and Christ-led individuals passionate about helping women experience freedom. But while that’s a praise, that’s not my news. 🙂

About a month ago, I decided we’d find a fun way to celebrate once I reached the ten book mark–the tenth traditionally published book. At the time, I had 8 traditionally published books (and others that I had published myself). I assumed my tenth contract would coincide with my 50th birthday, which I also planned to celebrate–preferably by going on a trip with family.

But then …

I received an email from my agent. My publisher offered me my first two book contract. This means I’ve hit the ten book mark! So that feels fun.

Celebrate with me?

Oh, and before I go, I should probably mention, LifeAudio.com dropped another Faith Over Fear Podcast episode. This one was on one of my favorite topics, or at least, one I’m coming to believe is of utmost importance in so many areas: Having the Courage to Set Boundaries. You can listen here:

Trusting in the God Who Heals Our Sins (Jehovah-Rapha) – Ep. 65 Faith Over Fear

Do you ever feel like you’re God’s “problem child?” The one who never seems to be getting any better and who continues to struggle with the same sins and setbacks? Do you fear you’re simply too broken or irreparable? When we focus on our weaknesses and failings, we can easily feel overwhelmed and overpowered by sin. But God encourages us to raise our gazes onto Him, the God who heals. He is El Rapha, who heals us from our greatest disease, sin, and empowers us to live fully free. Find Jennifer Slattery: On her website at http://jenniferSlatteryLivesoutLoud On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte On Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Find their ministry at: https://whollyloved.com/ Find Shellie Arnold: On her website at https://www.shelliearnold.com/ On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/shellie.arnold.7 And at: https://www.facebook.com/YOURMarriageresources Group Discussion Questions: 1. What most encouraged you in today’s episode? 2. Why might Scripture equate sin to a sickness or disease? 3. In what ways can you relate to Shellie’s story? 4. What is your greatest battle in living as Christ desires? 5. Why is it important we focus on Christ in us as we grow in spiritual maturity? 6. What does it mean to you that God is El Rapha, the God who heals? 7. Why is it important to remember that spiritual healing and growth take time? 8. What is one way you can rest more fully in Christ today? 9. Is there a step Christ is asking you to take, and if so, what is that? Episode Image Credit: Getty/Yelyzaveta-Matiushenko
  1. Trusting in the God Who Heals Our Sins (Jehovah-Rapha) – Ep. 65
  2. Resting in the God Who Provides (Jehovah-Jireh) – Ep. 64
  3. Finding Peace in the God of Heaven’s Armies (Jehovah-Sabaoth) – Ep. 63
  4. Trusting Adonai (Our Savior) to Be Our Lord – Ep. 62
  5. Confident of Salvation (el Shaddai) – Ep. 61

Is there a fear related topic you wish I’d cover? If so, let me know!

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