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So Much More: Creating Space for God (Lectio Divina and Scripture Meditation)

with Jodie Niznik

3 Ways to Stay Standing in Life's Storms | Alli Patterson

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Are you tired of holding it all together? Does it feel like a storm is raging, ready to crash in on you?
And what will happen when that storm becomes real?
Will it level you? Or are you prepared to withstand it?

Jesus has wise words for us on how to stay standing no matter the circumstances.
He offers us three simple practices.
Simple, but not easy.

Join Alli Patterson and I as we discuss the three essential practices that can help us stand strong no matter the circumstances.

Alli is graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, a teaching pastor, and the author of How to Stay Standing: 3 Essential Practices for Building a Faith That Lasts

Some highlights from our conversation:
  • Ali had a true desire to live a good life. In fact, she believes most of us do. So she set out to build her life like the world told her – do well in school, get a good job, and get married. Unfortunately, she had cracks in her foundation that gave way to her life crumbling around her. She woke up one day wondering, how did I go from being a "good person" one day to allowing myself to do what I never thought I would?

  • As her life sat in ruins, she had to make a choice if she would trust God and take a risk on Him or continue trusting in herself. She chose God. She started with telling the truth and this allowed her to find peace with God. As her life was slowly rebuilt from the rubble, God showed her how he really wanted her to build her life – by focusing on him.
  • Luke 6 tells us there are wise and foolish builders. They both heard the words of Jesus. But the foolish builder didn’t put them into practice. Ali shares why putting Jesus’ words into practice matters and how he can help us start repairing cracks in our foundation.

  • Ultimately, a life built on the solid foundation of God is a life of rest and peace. Storms will come, but with God as our foundation we will be ready to endure them.

You can connect with Alli and get her book at
January 25, 2023
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Jodie Niznik is a seminary-trained lover of God’s Word who has served in vocational ministry for over twelve years. She helps people create space for God in their lives through her Scripture meditation podcast and equips them to take another step with Jesus through her Real People, Real Faith Bible studies and teaching. You can connect with her at
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