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New Podcast! Susan Shull, A Vintage Farmwife

 

 

 

I can’t wait for you to meet my friend, Susan Shull!

She is so much fun and encourages and inspires me! She is married to a farmer and her daddy was a farmer and her son is a farmer and it’s generation after generation! I just love seeing her pictures and hearing her stories.  I have a special place in my heart for farmers because I grew up in DeKalb, Illinois in the middle of farmland.  She is in Illinois too so we are kindred spirits. (Mom…you will love this one with all the farm talk (: )

She is a loving wife and mother and grandmother. She loves her three sons and her two beautiful daughters-in-law! She has 5 granddaughters and is so grateful that her family has gone from one girl (her) to 8!

She was an 8th grade language arts teacher for years and now she is creating a life she loves by following her passions and believing that God is always inviting her into MORE. She has so much joy and gratitude – I love talking to her! Listen in to find out how we met and her top 5 pieces of advice.

Susan and her friend have started a non-profit ministry called The Push Ahead. The Push Ahead is a nonprofit ministry for women in our county. It is a mentoring program with the following goals:

To provide an environment where women can find friendship, inspiration and education.
To create a community where all women are encouraged to discover their unique gifts and purposes.
To become passionate women of purpose with strong faith, living an abundant life.
To celebrate and enhance the quality of life in our community.

https://www.facebook.com/thepushahead1/

For more from Susan, check her out on her website at www.avintagefarmwife.com and on instagram @avintagefarmwife. You will love her!

As promised, here are some notes from our conversation:

Here is the quote she read on the podcast:

If I were your enemy, I’d devalue your strength and magnify your insecurities until they dominate how you see yourself, disabling and disarming you from fighting back, from being free, from being who God has created you to be.  I’d work hard to ensure that you never realize what God has given you so you’ll doubt the power of God within you.  

– Priscilla Shirer, Fervent

The book she mentioned she just finished reading is:  “Abba’s Child” by Brennan Manning

New Podcast! Brooke Crowder of The Refuge

Hi Friends, this is the last podcast of the year! I will be taking December off from posting  podcasts but will return in January with many amazing stories to share! Please reach out to me if you have a story you would like to tell or you know someone who has said “YES!” to a greater calling on their lives!

I am thrilled to be able to introduce you to Brooke Crowder. Brooke is the founder of The Refuge.  The Refuge for DMST (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking) has a very specific mission: To provide trauma-informed, long-term restoration shelter and services to girls 11-17 years old, who have been exploited through sex trafficking.

I first met Brooke when I saw a video in our church of a survivor sharing her story and I couldn’t get her off my mind.  Brooke and I met for coffee and talked about the plans for The Refuge and the possibility of me teaching Holy Yoga there.  Listen in to the podcast to hear Brooke’s story of how God called her to create The Refuge!

Visit the website at: https://therefugeaustin.org There are many ways to donate and volunteer and support The Refuge.  Please join us in prayer as they are in the building stage now and eager to be able to have beds available for girls who need one. I’m so grateful to Brooke for her work and for sharing her story here!

Allison La Bianca – International Missions Director for Holy Yoga

 

Allison LaBianca is the International Missions Director for Holy Yoga.  Currently, her home base is in Los Angeles but you will find her traveling around the world connecting with people of other cultures. Her heart is to experience the greatness of God by engaging in the diversity of all of God’s people,  and offer avenues of healing to survivors of trauma.

Her desire is to see people awakened and free….awakened to their truest identity and free to move and breathe in the world unshackled.

She is currently developing curriculum to be used globally for those working with survivors of trauma who are looking to incorporate body based therapy into their programs. Allison teaches trauma informed classes in Los Angeles as well.  Follow her on instagram @allisonlabianca to be updated about new offerings coming in 2017.