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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey, Ava Pennington, Kimi Miller, Carol Ogle McCracken, Tami Writtrock and Kelly Campbell

The Courage to Grieve – Ep. 78

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**We want to let you know that in this episode we discuss child loss. Please listen with discretion if this is a sensitive topic for you.

Most, if not all of us, are pain adverse. Many of us also hold false beliefs regarding suffering. These things and more can add unnecessary burdens, pain, and anxiety to our grief. In our effort to be a “good Christ-follower” we might pull away from God and our faith community, presenting a filtered version of ourselves. But God can handle our most intense emotions. In fact, He wants us to come to Him, to receive His love amid our struggle and His strength able to carry us through our weakest moments.

In this episode, Wholly Loved’s Chaka Heinze shares her journey of mourning her eleven-year-old son, wrestling with God and her faith, and learning to live again.

Find Chaka Heinze at:
https://www.chakaheinze.com
https://morethanyourself.com/decisions-challenge

Find Jennifer:
https://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com
https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte
https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/

Find Wholly Loved, at:
https://www.WhollyLoved.com

Join the private Faith Over Fear Group Here:
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Group Discussion Questions:

1. What resonated with you most in today’s episode?
2. Are you comfortable sharing your most intense emotions with God? Why or why not?
3. What thoughts came to mind when Chaka talked about being mad at God?
4. Why is it important to turn to God when we’re hurting, confused or angry?
5. When have you had someone “rebuke” you for, according to them, not grieving correctly?
6. What are your thoughts regarding Chaka’s statement that death was not God’s will for us?
7. Why is it important to let God guide us in our grieving process?
8. What are some ways trying to rush through our grief might prove damaging?
9. Consider a time when you found yourself intensely wrestling with God over something. What was the result of that experience?
10. Why is it important to place our hope in heaven rather than a pain-free today?

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November 02, 2021
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Meet Your Hosts
Jennifer Slattery, founder of Wholly Loved Ministries, is a multi-published author, national speaker, and speaking coach passionate about helping God's children reach their full potential and live fully surrendered to Christ. She’s also one of the hosts of the Your Daily Bible Verse podcast. Find her online at https://www.JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud.com.
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 http://www.jodiebailey.com.
Ava Pennington is an author, speaker, freelance editor, and a certified writing and speaking coach. She teaches a weekly Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) class. Ava also received an Adult Bible Studies certificate from Moody Bible Institute and is trained as a Precepts Ministries instructor. She is the author of Reflections on the Names of God: 180 Devotions to Know God More Fully, and has contributed to numerous magazines and anthologies. Visit AvaPennington.com 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’s a wife, mom, step-mom and grandma. Her laughter is contagious, as is her passion for the Word of God. You can connect with Kimi through her blog KimiMiller.com.
Carol Ogle McCracken is a fun-loving wedding planner, speaker, Bible teacher, and author who brings to Scripture to inspire a personal, vibrant relationship with Him. Her authentic challenges faced while journeying through alcoholism, raising a child with special needs, and divorce, equip her to teach, entertain and encourage you. Carol currently serves as the Minister of Discipleship at her home church and is a Christian communicator in many different forums, large and small, and especially enjoys teaching at women’s retreats. Her book Wisdom, Where to Find It if You've Lost, Forgotten, or Never Had It was released in November 2020.
Tami Wittrock is a devoted wife and friend to her amazing husband John and mom to four energetic and full-of-life kiddos. But above all, she’s a passionate and fiery follower of Jesus! It’s her passion to share her story with transparency to bring glory to God and support, encourage, and draw others into a deeper relationship with Him. Life with Him makes for some great stories, which she shares from noon-3 weekdays on 100.7 KGBI radio. In her free time, she loves Good-willing (alone), deep conversations (with friends), and laughing (with anyone).
Kelly Campbell survived a massive stroke at 40 that left her physically disabled but with a passion for prayer and other survivors. She holds a Masters of Divinity in Healthcare Chaplaincy and serves on the Board of Directors for Wholly Loved Ministries and for the Brain Injury Association of Georgia (BIAG). She is a single mother of adult sons and has two beautiful daughters-in-law. She leads a number of serve teams at her church and loves to use her testimony to help others.
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