Sorority girl Katie Bulmer was certain she’d found all that life had to offer with the cutest boyfriend, best friends, and a solo cup of hunch punch in hand. But when the makeup came off, the drunken buzz turned into a terrible headache, and the guy that promised forever never called again, she started to wonder if there was more to life.
Suffering from a broken heart and a throbbing hangover, Katie ended up at a bible study for sorority women. There she heard about the woman at the well and the promise of “eternal water” that could quench her own insatiable desires to fit in and find happily ever after. When Jesus offered something that would cause her to never thirst again, she was hooked.
Today, Katie is a mentor to sorority women nationwide writing, speaking and going on coffee dates with young women to share about the eternal water that changed the world.
IF YOU’VE EVER FELT GOD CALLING YOU TO A SCARY PLACE, THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.
As a sorority woman myself, I absolutely loved hearing Katie talk about the mission field God has given her on Greek Row. Even if you can’t relate to the sorority-girl side of her story, there’s so much to gain from our conversation like how sometimes God turns our perspective of the “perfect mission field” upside down.
She has a beautiful vision for how sorority girls could change the world, and her experience stepping towards her dream is a reminder that you don’t have to get everything perfect, you just have to start somewhere with your dream.
Use the hashtag #DreamerChat55 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 might your desire to ‘get it right’ stand in the way of taking the next step?
MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:
Natalie Grant – King of the World – lyrics
"I tried to fit you in the walls inside my mind
I try to keep you safely in between the lines
I try to put you in the box that I've designed
I try to pull you down so we are eye to eye
When did I forget that you've always been the king of the world?"
Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers
because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.
~ James 3:1 (NIV)
Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
~ Romans 12:3-8 (NIV)
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