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Thriving Beyond Belief with Cheryl Scruggs

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Thriving Beyond Belief with Cheryl Scruggs

Cheryl Scruggs

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Many women feel overwhelmed with the chaos of life, struggle with the fact that life, relationships and marriage are hard, and lack what they need to truly thrive. The Thriving Beyond Belief podcast, with host, Cheryl Scruggs, and online community provide women with encouragement & support, to better manage their stress, create healthy relationships, and build a life that thrives beyond belief.

Latest Episodes

095: Amber & Jordan Massey — MARRIAGE!

So excited for Jeff and I to be interviewing one of our favorite couples, Jordan and Amber Massey this week on the podcast! Amber is.. a 30-something year old wife to her firefighter hero and best friend in the whole wide world + a mama to their five littles.! Amber says, "I am his number one after The Lord and I have remained there throughout these last 10 years of marriage + 3 years before that. I’m his favorite girl, and he makes me feel that way on a daily basis. We had so much fun on this interview, but we also talk very seriously about marriage and parenting, and how Jesus needs to be the center of our lives to abundantly live out our roles and life as He planned! We laughed, we cried, and the kids were crawling in their laps as we chatted! One of the most real, vulnerable interviews we have done on marriage! DON'T MISS IT! Related Links: WEBSITE: The Massey Spot FOLLOW ON @masseya, @masseyjordan FOLLOW ON @themasseyspot LAST WEEK'S EPISODE:#94 with Stephanie May Wilson CLEAN HAIR PRODUCTS: @Innersenseorganicbeauty

44 MIN5 days ago
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095: Amber & Jordan Massey — MARRIAGE!

094: Stephanie May Wilson

So excited to have my new and special friend Stephanie May Wilson on the podcast this week! Stephanie May Wilson — an author, blogger, speaker, and best friend is here to help you have awesome relationships — awesome relationships with God, with your friends, with your significant other, with your work, and an awesome relationship with yourself. There’s so much to figure out, and so many opportunities for us to get it wrong. And as you try to figure out who you are, and where you’re going in life, have you ever wished you had a friend a few steps ahead of you who could guide you along the way? What Stephanie has to say: "That’s exactly what I needed — a girlfriend who had figured some things out to invite me over, hand me a glass of wine, and answer all of my questions. I needed to know I wasn’t alone, and I needed someone to help me find my way." She's been a leader in women’s ministry for 8 years, and have walked thousands of women through the things we talk about in this interview. But most importantly — She's been a best friend her whole life, and have walked with women in her life closely as we learn to have healthy, life-giving, life-changing relationships: Relationships with God, our girlfriends, our significant others, our work, and awesome relationships with ourselves.

47 MIN1 weeks ago
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094: Stephanie May Wilson

093: Karen Behnke

Masterminded by a California team passionate about healthy lifestyles and whose organic products are backed by powerful science. It all started when Karen Behnke, a serial wellness entrepreneur, who built one of the first corporate wellness companies in the country, developed a keen interest in personal care products upon becoming pregnant with her first child at the age of 40. Experiencing hormonal changes and the beginning of lines in her skin, Karen set out to find healthy skincare solutions that delivered visible results. She was astounded to learn that, although the skin absorbs over 60% of what is placed on it, there were very few available healthy personal care products that worked well. She wanted to create meaningful change in the beauty industry. Years after her second child was born, Karen subsequently bought the name “Juice Beauty” in 2004 and launched the company from scratch in 2005. Karen set out to do the impossible: to create organic and natural formulations that ...

41 MIN2 weeks ago
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093: Karen Behnke

092: Solo Episode with Cheryl Scruggs

Welcome back to the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast today! I am super excited today because this week's episode is a bit different than normal! Because thriving is so near and dear to my heart, I have decided to do a solo episode talking about thriving! We all need encouragement in this area as life can get overwhelming, throw us some curve balls, challenge us to the core, draw us into a wilderness time and oftentimes we feel tired and worn out! Yet Jesus has a great plan for us (Jer 29:11), and never stops interceding for us and growing and shaping us into who He wants us to be.He can do immeasurably more than you could ever ask or imagine (Eph 3:20), and nothing is impossible with Him(Matt 19:26). God has taken me through some wilderness experiences and long ago, I was "successful" by the world's standards, but had no idea how to thrive by God's standards. And that's what this podcast is about today! It's about what I've learned, still learning and hopefully help you learn about how to Thrive in life! Grab and paper and pen.....a cup of Joe, and relax-- as I walk you through a teaching on how to Biblically thrive! Related Links: WEBSITE: Thriving Beyond Belief podcast FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK BUY I Do Again

19 MIN3 weeks ago
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092: Solo Episode with Cheryl Scruggs

091: Lisa-Jo Baker

Welcome Lisa-Jo Baker to the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast today! Do you ever wonder how you woke up one day with all the responsibilities of a grown-up who secretly enjoys buying groceries in bulk, can no longer recognize the tween celebrities on the magazines at checkout, but is still surprised when a Starbucks barista calls you “ma’am”—because your inside self is frozen in time to about twenty years ago? So does Lisa-Jo Baker. In these intimate reflections on midlife, Lisa-Jo invites us to get a good look at our middles and gives us permission to embrace them—beyond what the media, the mirror, or the magazines say. Through gutsy, beautiful storytelling, she admits out loud what most of us are thinking about marriage, parenting, the bathroom scale, and how badly we all want to buy those matching Magnolia Market mugs. Her delicious stories come from not being afraid of who she is, because Lisa-Jo knows that the middle might be the best part of the love story of life, kids, faith, doubt, marriage, failure, wonder, and the muffin top—and that these are all good things. She’s not asking you to seize the day, just to make sure you actually see it for all its wildly ordinary glory. Welcome to the middle!

40 MINAUG 14
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091: Lisa-Jo Baker

090: Anne Neilson

Today I am super excited to welcome Anne Neilson as my hand-picked guest! PAINTING WITH A PURPOSE A lifelong artist, Anne Neilson began painting with oils in 2003 and quickly became nationally renown for her ethereal Angel Series. A favorite among individuals and private art collectors, Neilson’s paintings are inspiring reflections of her faith and recognized for their flair and use of color. In 2012, Neilson self-published Angels In Our Midst and has sold over 30,000 copies. This coffee table book follows her journey through the Angel Series, sharing inspirational and personal stories behind her paintings and the organizations she supports. Following its success and the demand for more access to her acclaimed Angels, Neilson released a follow up book, Strokes of Compassion, and launched Anne Neilson Home – a growing collection of luxury home products including candles, note cards, scripture cards, prints, and journals. Most recently, Neilson released Angels: The Collector’s Edition, her largest coffee table book to date, showcasing the most-loved content from Angels In Our Midst as well as brand new stories of faith from Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant and more. A wife, a mother of four, and an artist, Neilson paints with both passion and purpose, giving back to those less fortunate through sales of her products and original paintings.

51 MINAUG 7
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090: Anne Neilson

REPLAY: Louie Giglio

As you know, I've been doing some replays these last couple weeks, and I couldn't help but rerun my episode with Louie Giglio for this week. And so I'm super excited for you guys to either tune into this for the first time or maybe re-listen to everything he talked about in his recent episode. We spent some time discussing Louie's new book, Not Forsaken, and we speak on the freedom that comes with finding our identity and being sons or daughters of the perfect father. The relationship of father and child is one that is vastly important in life, so I can't wait for you to tune into this week's replay! atherhood. It’s an ever-growing issue of importance in our culture today. And who better to speak about that with than Louie Giglio? He is my guest on today’s episode of Thriving Beyond Belief! Louie is a well known pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta and is the founder of Passion, a conference that is specifically geared toward 18-25 year olds who are setting up life for themsel...

49 MINAUG 1
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REPLAY: Louie Giglio

REPLAY: Courtney Pray Duke

Hi everyone and welcome to the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast today! And as you know, if you're a regular listener, I've taken a couple of weeks off and one of the main reasons is because we were welcoming our new baby granddaughter into the world. This week, we're replaying an episode from Courtney Pray Duke. If you have not listened to her episode yet from about a year ago, you'll definitely want to tune into this episode — she has some great stuff to say! Courtney has such an incredible story of God working through incredible tragedy to show His faithfulness. With three young children at home, Courtney received a call that forever changed the trajectory of her life. Finding out that her husband was in an accident, she rushed to the hospital, only to find out on the way that he didn't make it. From this story of incredible loss and hurt, Courtney talks about how God was revealed to her through this loss and helped her treasure each day. From pain He brings so much purpose. She re...

52 MINJUL 24
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REPLAY: Courtney Pray Duke

REPLAY: Matt and Lauren Chandler

I'm currently away helping my daughter and her family adjust to the newest addition, so here is a special replay of one of my personal favorite episodes featuring my husband, Jeff and our very good friends, Matt and Lauren Chandler! Matt Chandler is the lead pastor of The Village Church in North Texas. He and Lauren have three children and have had the blessing of being married for almost 20 years! Matt and Lauren have been able to write many books over the years, but we discuss in particular Matt’s book A Mingling of Souls, as it relates to love, marriage, sex, and dating. Matt and Lauren talk to us about some amazing truths they have learned along the way while in marriage, growing their family, and even through incredible hardship. They give such wisdom and insight on the deeper issues that we all deal with and what to truly seek in order to work on marriage, family, and with the world. They also give great advice to both men and women on things that each sex needs to diligently work at either because it does not come naturally or because culture has told us that men have particular roles and women have particular roles. The mandate of the Gospel, however, extends to everyone. So we discuss how to live in the freedom of the Gospel to be exactly who the Lord created and intended us to be. We hope you enjoy this refreshing time of talking with dear friends and learning what we can from both our stories and other’s!

54 MINJUL 18
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REPLAY: Matt and Lauren Chandler

089: Eryn Eddy

There are fewer things that bring me more joy than seeing people share their story with authenticity and vulnerability. That is why this week's episode of Thriving Beyond Belief has brought me so much joy- and I hope it does the same for you. I am so excited for you to hear Eryn Eddy's story. It is one of overcoming, being true to what God has called you to be, and finding passions in unexpected places. Eryn shares with us her story of how she has come to where she is. Eryn talks with us about being raised in a Christian home, finding herself working for a ministry, deciding not to go to college, and marrying young. She walks us through this relationship she had with her husband and what ultimately led to their divorce. Eryn is so vulnerable in her story-telling, sharing with us such wise words on truly coming to terms with the fact that nothing can fill the void in our lives other than Jesus. She talks about what voids she was trying to fill through her marriage and how her husband was trying to do the same in different capacities. Trying to fill the void of the Lord in your life with a person, a hobby, a career, children will only leave those voids being manifested in unhealthy ways in your relationships with others and with Jesus. Eryn shares some life-giving wisdom on her journey and how the Lord taught her to only be satisfied with Him. What came from this broken relationship actually led her to the ministry she runs today- So Worth Loving. It is an apparel brand that prints life-giving and encouraging messages on apparel. She emphasizes that nothing will fulfill like Jesus and no one will champion who you were created to be like Jesus. Eryn closes with some amazing and practical steps to healing. She shares some amazing ways you can begin to climb out of the pit that you are in and how to lean into the Lord in real ways during that time of heartache, loss, or emptiness. I want to close with So Worth Loving's manifesto, in that I hope it beings encouragement to your story and that the Lord wastes nothing. He uses each of our stories to glorify Him and help others in healing. No matter my history, past mistakes, relationship status, or career choice, I am worthy of love.I am not defined by my past. I am prepared because of it. While my own voice and others may tell me different, I will lean into the safe people that affirm this way of thinking. When I encourage others to love themselves I am encouraging them to treat themselves with kindness,patience, respect, and all that embodies love. We live our life knowing we have worth. So Worth Loving. It's a lifestyle." Related Links: INSTAGRAM: @soworthloving and @eryneddy TWITTER: @soworthloving FACEBOOK: So Worth Loving WEBSITE: soworthloving.com

45 MINJUN 26
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089: Eryn Eddy

Latest Episodes

095: Amber & Jordan Massey — MARRIAGE!

So excited for Jeff and I to be interviewing one of our favorite couples, Jordan and Amber Massey this week on the podcast! Amber is.. a 30-something year old wife to her firefighter hero and best friend in the whole wide world + a mama to their five littles.! Amber says, "I am his number one after The Lord and I have remained there throughout these last 10 years of marriage + 3 years before that. I’m his favorite girl, and he makes me feel that way on a daily basis. We had so much fun on this interview, but we also talk very seriously about marriage and parenting, and how Jesus needs to be the center of our lives to abundantly live out our roles and life as He planned! We laughed, we cried, and the kids were crawling in their laps as we chatted! One of the most real, vulnerable interviews we have done on marriage! DON'T MISS IT! Related Links: WEBSITE: The Massey Spot FOLLOW ON @masseya, @masseyjordan FOLLOW ON @themasseyspot LAST WEEK'S EPISODE:#94 with Stephanie May Wilson CLEAN HAIR PRODUCTS: @Innersenseorganicbeauty

44 MIN5 days ago
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095: Amber & Jordan Massey — MARRIAGE!

094: Stephanie May Wilson

So excited to have my new and special friend Stephanie May Wilson on the podcast this week! Stephanie May Wilson — an author, blogger, speaker, and best friend is here to help you have awesome relationships — awesome relationships with God, with your friends, with your significant other, with your work, and an awesome relationship with yourself. There’s so much to figure out, and so many opportunities for us to get it wrong. And as you try to figure out who you are, and where you’re going in life, have you ever wished you had a friend a few steps ahead of you who could guide you along the way? What Stephanie has to say: "That’s exactly what I needed — a girlfriend who had figured some things out to invite me over, hand me a glass of wine, and answer all of my questions. I needed to know I wasn’t alone, and I needed someone to help me find my way." She's been a leader in women’s ministry for 8 years, and have walked thousands of women through the things we talk about in this interview. But most importantly — She's been a best friend her whole life, and have walked with women in her life closely as we learn to have healthy, life-giving, life-changing relationships: Relationships with God, our girlfriends, our significant others, our work, and awesome relationships with ourselves.

47 MIN1 weeks ago
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094: Stephanie May Wilson

093: Karen Behnke

Masterminded by a California team passionate about healthy lifestyles and whose organic products are backed by powerful science. It all started when Karen Behnke, a serial wellness entrepreneur, who built one of the first corporate wellness companies in the country, developed a keen interest in personal care products upon becoming pregnant with her first child at the age of 40. Experiencing hormonal changes and the beginning of lines in her skin, Karen set out to find healthy skincare solutions that delivered visible results. She was astounded to learn that, although the skin absorbs over 60% of what is placed on it, there were very few available healthy personal care products that worked well. She wanted to create meaningful change in the beauty industry. Years after her second child was born, Karen subsequently bought the name “Juice Beauty” in 2004 and launched the company from scratch in 2005. Karen set out to do the impossible: to create organic and natural formulations that ...

41 MIN2 weeks ago
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093: Karen Behnke

092: Solo Episode with Cheryl Scruggs

Welcome back to the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast today! I am super excited today because this week's episode is a bit different than normal! Because thriving is so near and dear to my heart, I have decided to do a solo episode talking about thriving! We all need encouragement in this area as life can get overwhelming, throw us some curve balls, challenge us to the core, draw us into a wilderness time and oftentimes we feel tired and worn out! Yet Jesus has a great plan for us (Jer 29:11), and never stops interceding for us and growing and shaping us into who He wants us to be.He can do immeasurably more than you could ever ask or imagine (Eph 3:20), and nothing is impossible with Him(Matt 19:26). God has taken me through some wilderness experiences and long ago, I was "successful" by the world's standards, but had no idea how to thrive by God's standards. And that's what this podcast is about today! It's about what I've learned, still learning and hopefully help you learn about how to Thrive in life! Grab and paper and pen.....a cup of Joe, and relax-- as I walk you through a teaching on how to Biblically thrive! Related Links: WEBSITE: Thriving Beyond Belief podcast FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK BUY I Do Again

19 MIN3 weeks ago
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092: Solo Episode with Cheryl Scruggs

091: Lisa-Jo Baker

Welcome Lisa-Jo Baker to the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast today! Do you ever wonder how you woke up one day with all the responsibilities of a grown-up who secretly enjoys buying groceries in bulk, can no longer recognize the tween celebrities on the magazines at checkout, but is still surprised when a Starbucks barista calls you “ma’am”—because your inside self is frozen in time to about twenty years ago? So does Lisa-Jo Baker. In these intimate reflections on midlife, Lisa-Jo invites us to get a good look at our middles and gives us permission to embrace them—beyond what the media, the mirror, or the magazines say. Through gutsy, beautiful storytelling, she admits out loud what most of us are thinking about marriage, parenting, the bathroom scale, and how badly we all want to buy those matching Magnolia Market mugs. Her delicious stories come from not being afraid of who she is, because Lisa-Jo knows that the middle might be the best part of the love story of life, kids, faith, doubt, marriage, failure, wonder, and the muffin top—and that these are all good things. She’s not asking you to seize the day, just to make sure you actually see it for all its wildly ordinary glory. Welcome to the middle!

40 MINAUG 14
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091: Lisa-Jo Baker

090: Anne Neilson

Today I am super excited to welcome Anne Neilson as my hand-picked guest! PAINTING WITH A PURPOSE A lifelong artist, Anne Neilson began painting with oils in 2003 and quickly became nationally renown for her ethereal Angel Series. A favorite among individuals and private art collectors, Neilson’s paintings are inspiring reflections of her faith and recognized for their flair and use of color. In 2012, Neilson self-published Angels In Our Midst and has sold over 30,000 copies. This coffee table book follows her journey through the Angel Series, sharing inspirational and personal stories behind her paintings and the organizations she supports. Following its success and the demand for more access to her acclaimed Angels, Neilson released a follow up book, Strokes of Compassion, and launched Anne Neilson Home – a growing collection of luxury home products including candles, note cards, scripture cards, prints, and journals. Most recently, Neilson released Angels: The Collector’s Edition, her largest coffee table book to date, showcasing the most-loved content from Angels In Our Midst as well as brand new stories of faith from Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant and more. A wife, a mother of four, and an artist, Neilson paints with both passion and purpose, giving back to those less fortunate through sales of her products and original paintings.

51 MINAUG 7
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090: Anne Neilson

REPLAY: Louie Giglio

As you know, I've been doing some replays these last couple weeks, and I couldn't help but rerun my episode with Louie Giglio for this week. And so I'm super excited for you guys to either tune into this for the first time or maybe re-listen to everything he talked about in his recent episode. We spent some time discussing Louie's new book, Not Forsaken, and we speak on the freedom that comes with finding our identity and being sons or daughters of the perfect father. The relationship of father and child is one that is vastly important in life, so I can't wait for you to tune into this week's replay! atherhood. It’s an ever-growing issue of importance in our culture today. And who better to speak about that with than Louie Giglio? He is my guest on today’s episode of Thriving Beyond Belief! Louie is a well known pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta and is the founder of Passion, a conference that is specifically geared toward 18-25 year olds who are setting up life for themsel...

49 MINAUG 1
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REPLAY: Louie Giglio

REPLAY: Courtney Pray Duke

Hi everyone and welcome to the Thriving Beyond Belief podcast today! And as you know, if you're a regular listener, I've taken a couple of weeks off and one of the main reasons is because we were welcoming our new baby granddaughter into the world. This week, we're replaying an episode from Courtney Pray Duke. If you have not listened to her episode yet from about a year ago, you'll definitely want to tune into this episode — she has some great stuff to say! Courtney has such an incredible story of God working through incredible tragedy to show His faithfulness. With three young children at home, Courtney received a call that forever changed the trajectory of her life. Finding out that her husband was in an accident, she rushed to the hospital, only to find out on the way that he didn't make it. From this story of incredible loss and hurt, Courtney talks about how God was revealed to her through this loss and helped her treasure each day. From pain He brings so much purpose. She re...

52 MINJUL 24
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REPLAY: Courtney Pray Duke

REPLAY: Matt and Lauren Chandler

I'm currently away helping my daughter and her family adjust to the newest addition, so here is a special replay of one of my personal favorite episodes featuring my husband, Jeff and our very good friends, Matt and Lauren Chandler! Matt Chandler is the lead pastor of The Village Church in North Texas. He and Lauren have three children and have had the blessing of being married for almost 20 years! Matt and Lauren have been able to write many books over the years, but we discuss in particular Matt’s book A Mingling of Souls, as it relates to love, marriage, sex, and dating. Matt and Lauren talk to us about some amazing truths they have learned along the way while in marriage, growing their family, and even through incredible hardship. They give such wisdom and insight on the deeper issues that we all deal with and what to truly seek in order to work on marriage, family, and with the world. They also give great advice to both men and women on things that each sex needs to diligently work at either because it does not come naturally or because culture has told us that men have particular roles and women have particular roles. The mandate of the Gospel, however, extends to everyone. So we discuss how to live in the freedom of the Gospel to be exactly who the Lord created and intended us to be. We hope you enjoy this refreshing time of talking with dear friends and learning what we can from both our stories and other’s!

54 MINJUL 18
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REPLAY: Matt and Lauren Chandler

089: Eryn Eddy

There are fewer things that bring me more joy than seeing people share their story with authenticity and vulnerability. That is why this week's episode of Thriving Beyond Belief has brought me so much joy- and I hope it does the same for you. I am so excited for you to hear Eryn Eddy's story. It is one of overcoming, being true to what God has called you to be, and finding passions in unexpected places. Eryn shares with us her story of how she has come to where she is. Eryn talks with us about being raised in a Christian home, finding herself working for a ministry, deciding not to go to college, and marrying young. She walks us through this relationship she had with her husband and what ultimately led to their divorce. Eryn is so vulnerable in her story-telling, sharing with us such wise words on truly coming to terms with the fact that nothing can fill the void in our lives other than Jesus. She talks about what voids she was trying to fill through her marriage and how her husband was trying to do the same in different capacities. Trying to fill the void of the Lord in your life with a person, a hobby, a career, children will only leave those voids being manifested in unhealthy ways in your relationships with others and with Jesus. Eryn shares some life-giving wisdom on her journey and how the Lord taught her to only be satisfied with Him. What came from this broken relationship actually led her to the ministry she runs today- So Worth Loving. It is an apparel brand that prints life-giving and encouraging messages on apparel. She emphasizes that nothing will fulfill like Jesus and no one will champion who you were created to be like Jesus. Eryn closes with some amazing and practical steps to healing. She shares some amazing ways you can begin to climb out of the pit that you are in and how to lean into the Lord in real ways during that time of heartache, loss, or emptiness. I want to close with So Worth Loving's manifesto, in that I hope it beings encouragement to your story and that the Lord wastes nothing. He uses each of our stories to glorify Him and help others in healing. No matter my history, past mistakes, relationship status, or career choice, I am worthy of love.I am not defined by my past. I am prepared because of it. While my own voice and others may tell me different, I will lean into the safe people that affirm this way of thinking. When I encourage others to love themselves I am encouraging them to treat themselves with kindness,patience, respect, and all that embodies love. We live our life knowing we have worth. So Worth Loving. It's a lifestyle." Related Links: INSTAGRAM: @soworthloving and @eryneddy TWITTER: @soworthloving FACEBOOK: So Worth Loving WEBSITE: soworthloving.com

45 MINJUN 26
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089: Eryn Eddy

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