Jennie Allen is an award-winning and bestselling author of Nothing to Prove, Anything and Restless, as well as the Bible Studies Stuck, Chase, Restless and her most recent, Proven. As the founder and visionary for the IF:Gathering, she is a passionate leader following God’s call on her life to catalyze a generation of women to live what they believe. Jennie has a master’s degree in Biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Zac, and their four children.
IF YOU’VE EVER NEEDED TO BELIEVE YOUR LITTLE DREAM MATTERED, THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.
Jennie has a wealth of wisdom to share with dreamers like us because she is one of us. She has struggled, fought back fear, and lived to see a dream that’s bigger than herself come to fruition.
Some of my favorite parts of this conversation are hearing what has given her confidence to keep going when it’s difficult, what it’s taken to move from “fear” to “fun” in pursuing her dream, and that it’s so not about her. I also love what she says about the importance of our obedience to the calling on our lives –- especially when fear threatens to stand in our way.
This episode is a packed 40 minutes of goodness; the perfect ending to season two of The Devoted Dreamers Podcast. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Use the hashtag #DreamerChat50 to share your thoughts on today’s show wherever you like to hang out online. If you need a question to spark the conversation, here’s one for you: How has your faith grown through your obedience?
…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 12:2
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ…
~ Ephesians 4:11-12
Do not neglect the gift you have.
~ 1 Timothy 4:14
Restless by Jennie Allen
The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life by Os Guinness
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
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