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Faith Over Fear

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

The Courage to Break Free from Shame - Ep. 33

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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.

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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
December 22, 2020
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Meet Your Hosts
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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