Devoted Dreamers: 45 - Julie Manning: Unexpected Author | Cardiac Nurse | Surrendered in Suffering

Julie Manning is a wife to her beloved husband, John, mother of three fun-loving boys, and pediatric nurse practitioner. At 25, Julie left her career in corporate America to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing. While in nursing school, the Lord birthed a passion within her to care for children born with heart disease. Little did she know, seven years later, she would learn her own heart was sick. The Lord’s pursuit of Julie’s heart and soul through the valley of many uncertainties has developed a fire within her to live intentionally from moment to moment as if it may be her last.

IF YOU HAVE EVER FELT God was asking too much of you, THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.

In this episode, Julie shares about the clear calling from God to begin sharing the story of her heart condition, but it wasn't in the way she expected! 

She talks about what it was like to face her fears related to her diagnosis and to see this circumstance as an opportunity to draw closer to Christ. I love Julie’s desire to live for eternity right now—as if tomorrow isn’t guaranteed—because it’s not, for any of us.  

Stay tuned to the end of the show where I share how you can win a copy of Julie’s book, My Heart: Every Beat Surrendered to Our Unchanging God, on Instagram when you enter before midnight Central Time on May 19th.  

MORE OF JULIE’S STORY:

The video created by Julie's church, The Austin Stone: 

Video promo for the My Heart book:

JULIE’S RECOMMENDATIONS:

If:Gathering - the conference where Julie first publicly shared her story. 

INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY:
Enter to win a copy of Julie's book, My Heart: Every Beat Surrendered to Our Unchanging God, on Instagram when you enter before midnight Central Time on May 19th.   

Just follow:  @juliermanning and @merrittjo; tag two people in a comment on either account, and you'll be entered to win. Winner will be notified via IG on May 20th. 

SCRIPTURE:

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God,
to those who are called according to His purpose.

~Romans 8:28 (NASB)

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
~Hebrews 12:1-2 (NASB)

BOOKS:
The New Inductive Study Bible (NASB)

CONNECT WITH JULIE:
Website || Instagram

 

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