These ten amazing women (and 62 others, since the podcast launched) have welcomed us into their dreams, their fears and their challenges. They’ve shared about the doors the Lord has opened and the ones He has closed as they’ve taken steps toward their God-shaped dream. Not one of them said it was easy.
Last night I attended this most beautiful event: a dinner on the front lawn of Cari Jenkins' home. Cari and I met through another guest on the podcast, Amy Pierson. Cari has a passion for and the gift of hospitality. She loves to bring people together for not just a meal but an experience in which they walk away knowing their value, worth and true identity.
Earlier this year I was searching for podcasts by Christian women. In the middle of a re-brand for my own show, my designer asked me to think about how I might differentiate mine from others with a similar audience. The trouble was, even after searching on Google, iTunes and Pinterest, I had trouble finding a comprehensive list of podcasts hosted by Christian women. I'm not sure it exists. So I decided to create my own.
Before attending the Denver Institute for Faith and Work event, Ambition: Living with Drive & Devotion, in March 2017, “ambition” was not a word I would have used to describe my dreams. It feels self-serving, prideful or arrogant, especially for a woman — well, especially for me. Because the hypocrisy is, I admire friends who have successful careers, who are using their gifts and living lives to the full. It’s okay for them, but not for me?