090 || Because You Already Have Permission to Follow Your Dream || Bailey Hurley

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Bailey T. Hurley is a speaker, writer and online shop owner who invites women to creatively build rooted community in their corners of the world. Her dream is to see women rooting themselves in the creative love of God so they can creatively love others. Bailey has a Masters in Leadership from Denver Seminary, is the founder of Composing Grace -- for Colorado female faith bloggers who gather to connect, collaborate and communicate grace in the creative journey. She resides in Denver with her husband, Tim, and their toddler son, Hunter.


In this episode, Bailey and I talk a lot about friendship – the good and the challenging. You’ll learn what it looks like to invest and grow intentional friendships, why Bailey believes loving others is an integral part of our relationship with God, and how we can do this not just with grand gestures of hospitality but also the very real, every day acts of building community.

On the topic of our dreams, she’s real about the time it takes to figure out your dream, the reality of waiting on the fruit of your investment in your dream, and the joy in pursuing what God has created you to do…even if sometimes you feel like throwing in the towel. 

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Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another,
God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

~1 John 4:7-10 (ESV)


How it takes a while for a dream to formulate [3:13]
About the every-day gestures of friendship using what you have to love others [3:50]
Bailey’s take on “hospitality” [5:37]
How her parents built in time and space for hospitality when she was growing up [6:32]
How we don’t realize we’re lonely [8:20]
Acts of friendship can be spontaneous or intentionally planned [9:50]
How Bailey and her husband plan out their social calendar [11:20]
If we don’t plan, we’ll probably miss out on opportunities to connect [12:00]
The fruit of your intentionality likely won’t come right away [13:30]
On getting burned out [16:16]
How not everyone is looking for the same thing in friendships [18:20]
The enemy wants to keep us in isolation [19:44]
God is the one who fulfills our relational needs [22:57]
How our expectations can crush a friendship [24:14]
How to deal with feeling left out when your friends post pics of events you weren’t invited to [25:08]
Scripture she’s leaning on today [28:03]
Friendship isn’t just a need to be met; it’s part of our mission here on earth [30:51]
Don’t wait for someone to qualify you for your dream [32:25]
Just start doing your dream now [33:26]
When we’re obeying God, impacting one person is enough [34:20]
Resources & books Bailey recommends [36:51]
About meeting Jon Acuff in person [38:00]
15% off in Bailey’s Rooted Community shop for all Devoted Dreamers listeners [40:26]
There’s so much joy in doing something you feel equipped by Him to do…but still wrestling with feelings of wanting to give up at times [43:01]

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