078 || Fitting Your Dream into An Already Busy Life || Tiffany Bluhm

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Tiffany Bluhm, author of the Never Alone book and Bible study, is a speaker and writer who is passionate about helping women come to know their value and purpose because of a loving, redeeming God. In a style that speaks to women right where they are, she shares insights from a life spent chasing after Jesus while walking alongside women from suburbia to the inner city, jails and brothels, and the slums of Kolkata. She speaks regularly at conferences and events, and writes for several websites, print publications, and popular blogs, including the YouVersion Bible app. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and two sons, and blogs at TiffanyBluhm.com.

IF YOU HAVE EVER STRUGGLED TO FIND TIME FOR YOUR DREAM, THIS WAS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.

In this interview, Tiffany helps us dump the mom-guilt that can come with trying to balance dreaming, raising kids, and caring for a home and a husband. Instead she talks about making the most of our time, asking for help when we need it, and how not to miss out on the dream God’s put on your heart—even if you feel too busy to pursue it. Her advice to the dreamer, near the end of our conversation, about finding someone who’s already doing your dream was priceless. You won’t want to miss it!

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MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

NPR’S “How I Built This” Podcast, specifically episodes about Kate & Andy Spade and Howard Shultz, founder of Starbucks.

BOOKS:
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Notorious RGB: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
Never Alone by Tiffany Bluhm
Never Alone – Women’s Bible Study Participant Workbook by Tiffany Bluhm

SCRIPTURE:

You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forevermore.
~Psalm 16:11 (NLT)
 

MAIN TAKEAWAYS: 
Tiffany's dream to serve women [3:15]
Our suffering binds us together [4:40]
Her deep knowing that she'd write a book someday [5:00]
Her "Sip & Savor" women's ministry in a local hipster restaurant [6:25]
Internal & practical challenges of pursuing her God-shaped dream [8:06]

Keeping the main thing the main thing [11:00]
Get rid of the mom-guilt! [13:24]
What obedience looks like on her [14:00]
Why you should not apologize for your story [15:19]
What God's given you is meant to be given away [15:52]
Advice from a mentor about why Tiffany should write a book [20:25]
You are never alone [22:00]
Tiffany's advice for the busy dreamer/mom [22:44]
Living with no regrets [23:21]
Being teachable & sitting at the feet of someone you want to be like [23:45]
Book recommendation [25:20]
Podcast recommendation [26:18]
What she's learned along the way to pursuing her dream [29:24]
Our hard moments make us who we are [29:39]

 

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