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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery, Tara Rye and Jodie Bailey

Faith Over Fear Episodes
Fighting the Fear of Rejection - Ep. 38
January 26, 2021 - 14 min
Fear of rejection can lead to surface level relationships, increased defensive behaviors and fear-based reactions, and loneliness and isolation. Many times, this fear stems from wounds we’ve experienced in our past and the inner lies formed during or directly following hurtful experiences or moments of rejection. In this episode, Jodie Bailey shares a deep wound in her past and how it impacted her later relationships as she and Jennifer Slattery look at how God responded to a rejected woman in Genesis 29 and what we can learn from this. Find Jodie Bailey at: https://www.jodiebailey.com/ https://www.facebook.com/writerjodiebailey https://www.instagram.com/authorjodiebailey/ Find Jennifer Slattery at: http:jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Twitter: @jenslattery Find Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Group Discussion Questions: 1. On a scale of one to ten, how much does fear of rejection hinder your relationships? 2. How does your fear impact your behavior when engaging with new people or acquaintances? 3. What specifically do you fear? (or, to reword, what do you feel about you might lead them to reject you?) 4. How does your fear impact your behavior with those you currently have relationships with? 5. What thoughts regarding these fears play through your mind when you’re in uncomfortable social situations? 6. What is a truth you can focus on to counter that? 7. Is there a wound or are there wounds from your past that impact your fear of rejection today? 8. Is there a past relationship you need to grieve in order to heal in this area? 9. How can focusing on how God sees you help you live with confidence? Episode Image Credit: Getty/VikiVector
The Courage to Rest – Ep. 37
January 19, 2021 - 16 min
In our rushed, high-stress, high-achieving culture, many of us feel over-worked, over-tired, and spiritually depleted. We know we need to spend more time with Jesus. We want to spend more time with Him. But are we willing to risk disappointing someone or perhaps letting a ball drop in order to simply rest in the presence of our Savior? Sometimes, spending time with Jesus will be the most courageous thing we do all day. Find Tara at: https://www.audioscripture.org https://www.cultivatinghearts.org/ https://www.facebook.com/tara.rye Find Jennifer at: Find Jennifer Slattery at: https://www.jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Twitter: @jenslattery Find Wholly Loved at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Group Discussion Questions: 1. What resonated with you most during today’s podcast? 2. What are some ways you prioritize time with Jesus? 3. What makes it most difficult to spend time with Jesus? 4. What fears are involved in your challenge to rest in Christ? 5. How often do you allow other people’s expectations to steal your time of rest? 6. When you do spend time with Jesus, how does that time change your day or perspective? 7. When do you feel most connected with Jesus? 8. What is one way you can spend time with Jesus this week? Episode Image Credit: Getty/Ponomariova_Maria
The Courage to Trust Our Provider - Ep. 36
January 12, 2021 - 16 min
With all that has occurred in our world and country, life can feel pretty unsettling. People are buried in bills, some have lost jobs and businesses, and still others fear they may soon lose their jobs. In this episode, Jennifer Slattery and Tara Rye discuss how we can find peace and comfort in our ever-faithful provider. Find Tara at: https://www.audioscripture.org https://www.cultivatinghearts.org/ https://www.facebook.com/tara.rye Find Jennifer Slattery at: https://www.jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Twitter: @jenslattery Find Wholly Loved at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Group Discussion Questions: 1. What are some potential causes of the increased financial insecurity many are experiencing? 2. Can you relate to these fears, and if so, why? 3. How can temporary challenges help to increase our faith? 4. When has God used a fearful experience to bring you increased freedom? 5. What character traits of God give you assurance when you feel afraid? 6. Can you share a time when God provided for you during a time of need? 7. What are some ways God provides for you now? Episode Image Credit: Getty/Visual-Generation
Fighting the Fear of Being Alone – Ep. 35
January 05, 2021 - 15 min
Loneliness is not the act of being alone but feeling unknown. Many of us feel and fear being alone. But Scripture promises that if we’ve trusted in Christ for salvation, we have been eternally reconciled, brought close, to God. He encamps around us, goes before us, stands behind us and makes His home within us. In this episode, Jennifer Slattery, Tara Rye, and Shellie Arnold discuss the soul-reaching comfort that comes when we recognize that we will never have to face our hurts and fears alone. Find Tara at: https://www.audioscripture.org/ https://www.cultivatinghearts.org/ https://www.facebook.com/tara.rye Find Jennifer Slattery at: https://www.jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Twitter: @jenslattery Find Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Group Discussion Questions: 1. What resonated with you most in today’s episode, and why? 2. Do you fear being alone? 3. If so, when does that fear most often arise? 4. How do you feel knowing God collects all your tears in a bottle (Ps. 56:8)? 5. What are some truths regarding the character of God that can comfort you when you feel alone? 6. Why must we filter our emotions through the truth of Scripture? 7. Scripture demonstrates God created you and I with a core need for relationship. What does that say regarding His desire to fill that need for us? 8. Sometimes our fear and pain can blind us to God’s hand and all the ways He is caring for us. What are some ways God might be trying to help you feel seen and heard? 9. What are some ways you can remind yourself of God’s presence the next time you fear being alone or feel you are alone? 10. How can God’s presence comfort your fears? Episode Image Credit: Getty/Cosmaa
The Courage to Face Tragedy with Honesty and Faith – Ep. 34
December 29, 2020 - 15 min
When life hits hard and we experience deep loss, we may be tempted to suppress or misdirect our emotions. When we do that, we can easily end up stuck. We might even lash out and run from the One who wants to hold it through us. In discussing her “Job-like” experiences, Jodie Bailey shares how God helped her process some heavy grief. Resource: by Dr. Dan Allender and Tremper Longman Find Jodie Bailey at: https://www.jodiebailey.com/ https://www.facebook.com/writerjodiebailey https://www.instagram.com/authorjodiebailey/ Find Jennifer Slattery at: https://www.jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Twitter: @jenslattery Find Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Group Discussion Questions: 1. Do intense emotions, in yourself or expressed by others, make you uncomfortable, and if so, why? 2. What might it mean to grieve with Jesus? 3. When have you endured what felt like a “Job-like” experience? 4. During your time of grief, how did you respond? 5. Why do you think people are often afraid of anger? 6. When is our anger misplaced? 7. When is anger placed accurately? 8. In what ways or times might God share our anger? 9. In what ways does anger draw out our deepest doubts? 10. Why is it important to process our hurts and pain? Episode Image Credit: Getty/Malte Mueller
The Courage to Break Free from Shame - Ep. 33
December 22, 2020 - 16 min
We all have parts of our past and perhaps even ourselves that we long to hide, but living in hiding only leads to shame and isolation. In this episode, Wholly Loved’s Jennifer Slattery and Tara Rye discuss how God responded to Eve in her moment of shame and what this reveals regarding the love and grace He longs for us to experience. Contact Jennifer through her website to have her speak at your next women’s event. Contact Tara through her website to book her for your next women’s event. Find Tara at: https//www.cultivatinghearts.org/ https://www.facebook.com/tara.rye Find Jennifer Slattery at: https//:jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Twitter: @jenslattery Find Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Group Discussion Questions: 1. What resonated with you most in today’s episode, and why? 2. Is there a behavior, struggle, past sin, or experience you’re tempted to hide? 3. When have you experienced rejection due to weakness, sin, or failure? 4. Why do you think grace is such a hard concept for many people to grasp? 5. How has that experience, or others, impacted your relationship with God or understanding of grace (if indeed it has)? 6. How would you describe or explain God’s grace to someone unaccustomed to it? 7. Why is it important to our healing and freedom to invite God to probe our hearts? 8. Describe a time when you’ve sensed God’s grace. 9. What does grace reveal regarding the character of God? 10. What is one way you can actively live in grace today? Episode Image Credit: Getty/Ponomariova_Maria
The Courage to Reconcile - Ep. 32
December 15, 2020 - 27 min
Does the word reconciliation and all the thoughts and images associated with it, make your stomach knot? Are there certain names that immediately come to mind, maybe people who have been weighing heavily on your heart, leaving you with feelings of regret, maybe guilt, maybe even feelings of failure? What if obedience in this area can lead to increased freedom, deep healing, and a beautiful display of the gospel? In this episode, Jennifer Slattery addresses some of the fears that hinder our obedience in this area and shares truths that can help us move forward. When light comes, darkness must flee. Find Jennifer Slattery at: https://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com/ https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte Find Wholly Loved Ministries at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Group Discussion Questions: 1. Did anything surprise you in this episode? 2. Why or how is forgiveness separate from reconciliation? 3. Why must we not tie our obedience to seek reconciliation to the other person’s response? 4. When you consider initiating reconciliation, what fears arise? 5. When are some times it might be unhealthy or unwise to reconcile? 6. Why is reconciliation so important to Christ? 7. How can following God’s guidance in regard to reconciliation help bring freedom? 8. In what ways can our reconciliation attempts reveal the gospel? 9. What does it mean to see ourselves in our “offender”? 10. What is God calling you to do now or next? Episode Image Credit: Getty/Francesca Bellini
Finding Peace This Covid-19 Christmas
December 01, 2020 - 29 min
Many people experience increased depression and anxiety during the holidays. This year, with all the changes we’ve endured and the uncertainty and difficulties that come with weathering a global pandemic, many are struggling to grab hold of any semblance of peace. With a look at that first Christmas when God pierced our dark and hurting world with light, Jennifer Slattery helps listeners honestly evaluate their emotions and find joy and peace in the middle of all they are and may encounter this Christmas. Find Jennifer Slattery at: http:jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Twitter: @jenslattery Find Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Family Discussion Questions (Jennifer encourages listeners to engage their family in conversation regarding emotions and expectations this Christmas): 1. What are some things you most enjoy about Christmas? 2. What are some traditions you will miss this year? 3. What are some things causing you increased anxiety this year? 4. How can we empathize with one another’s fears and anxieties, even if they are different than ours? 5. How can we empathize with one another’s grief? 6. How does empathizing with one another help strengthen our bonds? 7. What are some eternal gifts God has given you? 8. This holiday season is one way you can deeply experience one of those eternal gifts God has provided? 9. What is one way you can make this Christmas special? 10. What is one person or situation God might be asking you to surrender to Him? Episode Image Credit: Getty/Irina Ostapenko
The Courage to Fight Spiritual Battles - Ep. 30
November 24, 2020 - 32 min
Scripture makes it clear: we’re all in a spiritual battle, whether we recognize this or not. The question is, are we living as victims or victors? In this episode, hosts Tara Rye and Jennifer Slattery speak with Minister Mark Ashton from Christ Community Church in Omaha, Nebraska on how we, God’s children, can approach spiritual battles from a place of victory, knowing we have all we need in Christ to stand firm. Find Minister Mark Ashton: On the Christ Community Website: https://www.cccomaha.org/messages On Find all four Revelation guides here: https://www.cccomaha.org/digital-revelation-booklet Find Tara at: https//www.cultivatinghearts.org/ https://www.facebook.com/tara.rye Find Jennifer Slattery at: http:jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Twitter: @jenslattery Find Wholly Loved, at: WhollyLoved.com Group Discussion Questions: 1. What resonated with you most in this episode and why? 2. How readily do you recognize the spiritual battle behind challenges and conflict? 3. Why is it important to understand the impact all three influences, our sinful behavioral patterns, the effects of living in a broken world, and the spiritual battle around us when responding to difficulties? 4. What might it look like to live as a victim in this spiritual battle? 5. What might it look like to engage the spiritual battle from a place of victory? 6. If you’ve trusted in Christ for salvation, how does the assurance of that salvation strengthen you spiritually? 7. What might it look like to “put on” a shield of faith? 8. What are some common ways you’ve found yourself under attack spiritually? 9. What truths in Scripture can help you fight that recurring battle? 10. What are some ways you are intentionally building your belt of truth (growing in truth)? Episode Image Credit: Getty/Malte_Mueller
The Courage to Stop Powering Through and Start Resting – Ep. 29
November 17, 2020 - 29 min
It can feel tempting to respond to challenges with increased energy. If only we try harder and work longer or faster, than we’d conquer our challenges and whatever is escalating our anxiety. But Scripture tells us peace comes through resting in the One who holds our world in His hands. In this episode, Jennifer Slattery, Tara Rye, and Tiffany Jones discuss the importance of taking time to simply sit in God’s presence. Learning to rest takes practice and intentionality but it may be one of the greatest ways we can actively fight our fears. Find Tara at: https//www.cultivatinghearts.org/ https://www.facebook.com/tara.rye Find Jennifer Slattery at: https://www.jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Twitter: @jenslattery Find Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Group Discussion Questions: 1. What resonated with you most in today’s episode and why? 2. What tends to be your first response when you feel anxious or face a challenge? 3. What typically makes it challenging to rest? 4. What are some ways you keep your prayer life fresh? 5. When you’re anxious, how often do you ask Jesus to show you what you need most in that moment? 6. What do you tend to think of when you think of a Sabbath? 7. What are some ways you feed your soul? 8. How does or has spending time in nature helped to bring you peace? 9. How does or has spending time in nature helped you experience God? 10. How might seeking help or guidance from a counselor help a person battle their fears? Episode Image Credit: Getty/Malte Mueller
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