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Podcast 30: Jane Reed Henson

I’m so excited to introduce you to my friend Jane!

Jane Reed Henson is an artist, author and photographer who loves life and really loves Jesus. She delights in sharing her journey of spiritual healing through different aspects of art and writing. Her concept that living painterly, embracing the brushstrokes of life, allows for a freedom like no other has truly given her the strength to live life fully while following God’s great design for her life. She is the creator of the “Painterly Living Workshops”.

Jane is also a foster adoptive mom who advocates for the unconditional love foster children are so deeply in need of. In her latest book, Beyond Expectations, Jane shows the value and the ability we all have within ourselves to love and transform the lives of others through letting go of our expectations of them and seeing them through God’s eyes.

Jane has authored Women of God Live Redeemed, Living Blessed and her cookbook, Simple Quinoa. Her first release “Blessed With MS” is currently in a review and editing process as she rewrites this memoir from a new perspective. Jane is also penning a new book, The Art of Painterly Living, full of soulful spiritual healing though the use of art to be released soon! She spends her days following whatever calling God places in front of her. Some days she paints, others she writes and some she looks through the lens of her camera and captures whatever God places in her day.

She considers herself a free spirit of sorts. She freely follows the guidance of the Holy Spirit and fully embraces wherever she is led.

Her website is: https://www.janereedhenson.com 

She is amazing and you will love her! Enjoy!

All great paintings require restoration over time. Some of the greatest earthly paintings of all time have had restoration work done. Even the Sistine Chapel underwent a cleaning and restoration in order to get centuries of dust and candle soot off its walls and ceiling. As a newborn we are a blank canvas. Through the years we are covered with our own dust and soot. These come in the form of hurts, losses, let downs and broken relationships. At times we can be covered so deeply in suffering that the dust is caked on and it is hard to restore us to the glory we are meant to be. Just as a restoration artist has to recognize and know the design of the original artist in order to restore, we cannot be restored until we accept and recognize God’s design for us.

Jane Henson,
The Art of Painterly Living

 

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!

New Podcast with Terri Ingraham, Founder of beLydia

Hi Friends! I’m posting the podcast a little early because it’s Thanksgiving week which is busy so I wanted to get it out to you in advance! I’m praying you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!!

I’m excited to introduce you to my friend, Terri Ingraham.  She is the founder of beLydia. Terri created beLydia as a modern day woman’s response to the Gospel.  She had a dream to create a movement to unleash the power of Christian women and it is literally exploding!

beLydia Gatherings have been and will be hosted at churches and other places to raise awareness and funds for organizations that care for women and girls who have been trafficked or those vulnerable to trafficking.  Listen in to hear where the funds go!  On the podcast, Terri shares the story of how God placed this calling on her life.  Her story gives, “Dream Big” a whole new meaning!

Right now, Terri is looking for 5 people that love social media and are interested in helping be the virtual campaign team for beLydia.  She needs people to help share posts on social media.  If this sounds fun to you, please email Terri at .

Follow beLydia on Facebook at @belydiabefaithful

Instagram at @belydia.belydia

If you are in Austin, please plan to attend the next beLydia event which is December 1st.  The link to sign up is on the Facebook page.

 

belydia-event

 

Thank you for listening to the podcast! I would love it if you would share with friends on social media.  If you are listening on iTunes, please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe – I’m so grateful!

Please continue to pray for survivors and victims of sex trafficking and help support the organizations that are working to bring them hope and healing!