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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey, Ava Pennington and Kimi Miller

Courage to Embrace Divine Redirects (with Josh Dotzler) -Ep. 124

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What happens when we're headed in one direction, perhaps even one we that brings us joy, and God redirects us? In those moments, we might find ourselves wrestling with conflicting and uncomfortable emotions. We may even feel as if we've lost our identity. But what if that redirect that feels so unsetting or painful now is actually a major step toward your most fulfilling tomorrow? In this episode, former basket ball player turned podcaster, ministry leader, speaker and justice advocate Josh Dotzler shares how God used a devastating sports injury to completely upend his world and place him a path that led to transformation and incredible impact.

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1.What resonated with you most in this episode?
2.When has God used a disappointment to redirect you to His will?
3.When you consider potential divine redirects, what fears do you tend to struggle with?
4.What are some of the activities and responsibilities that bring you the most fulfillment?
5.What are some potential ways God might want you to leverage your influence in order to help others?
6.How has God used your faithfulness in an area to bring about fruitfulness?
7.Why is it important to remain connected to a Christ-centered community as we pursue our callings?
8.What is one action step God might be asking you to take based on how He spoke to you through this episode?
October 11, 2022
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Jennifer Slattery is an author, speaker, and ministry leader passionate about helping God's children reach their full potential and live fully surrendered to Christ. Find her online at

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Jodie Bailey is a Carolina girl who believes in the transformational power of the story when God is allowed to hold the pen. As an Army wife, she developed a love for serving and speaking to other Army spouses as a Protestant Women of the Chapel study leader, a Family Readiness Group leader, and an Army Family Team Building instructor. She began her writing career by creating content for PWOC’s international e100 women’s study and contributing to military family devotions and blogs. She is also a multi-published inspirational fiction author. Jodie lives in North Carolina with her husband, her daughter, and two dogs. You can stop by and say hi at
Ava Pennington is an author, speaker, and Bible teacher. She’s also a freelance editor, a certified coach for Christian writers and speakers, and a mentor in Word Weavers Intl. And she teaches a weekly Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) class. She also received an Adult Bible Studies certificate from Moody Bible Institute and is trained as a Precepts Ministries instructor. She is the author of Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional, co-author of 2 children’s picture books and has contributed to numerous magazines and anthologies. Visit her online at to learn more.
Kimi Miller is a California native who grew up in the Midwest. She is a United States Air Force veteran and former pastor of women’s ministry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication and a master’s degree in Christian Ministry with a concentration in Theology. She works full-time as an administrative assistant for the local police department and enjoys conversing with her friends over coffee in her free time. Her laughter is contagious, as is her passion for the Word of God. You can connect with Kimi through her blog
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