Beth Ratzlaff is an ordinary clay-pot woman who is being crafted by an extraordinary potter, God. She blogs about spiritual formation and writes in other capacities. She also serves as a spiritual director and works with Get HOPE Global, a ministry that provides Christian business training curriculum and microloans to women in impoverished countries. She loves international travel and speaking. She spent years as an educator, helping to found, and then working in various capacities, at a Christian School. She is a wife, mom, and step-mom. She also loves to read, learn, play, run away to the mountains or overseas whenever possible, dream big dreams, and see those dreams become realities.
IF YOU’VE BEEN WAITING ON YOUR DREAM FOR WHAT FEELS LIKE FOREVER, THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.
In this episode, Beth talks about the long years she has waited on her dream to be a writer, how God has grown her through the pain of life and through waiting on her dream. She also shares the 5 promises from scripture she uses daily to draw closer to the Lord.
I know you’re going to love hearing her story, especially if waiting is a part of yours.
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Shattered Dreams by Larry Crabb
Your Beautiful Purpose, Discovering and Enjoying What God Can Do Through You by Susie Larson
“The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher,
that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens--
wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught.”
~ Isaiah 50:4 (NRSV)
As one whom his mother comforts,
so I will comfort you;
you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice;
your bones shall flourish like the grass;
and the hand of the Lord shall be known to his servants,
and he shall show his indignation against his enemies.
~ Isaiah 66:13-14 (ESV)
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