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57: Back to the Basics: Loving God & Loving Others

August 15, 2023
00:00 35:41
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Our newest Sparkle Board Member, Carla Chennault, joins us to discuss her faith. Carla is a former school Principal, and a current Education Director. She is a speaker, mother, educator, and writer, who specializes in "optimizing others".

In this episode we discuss the division our country is facing, as well as topics such as race and the LGBTQ community. Carla shares how God has been putting it on her soul to talk about getting back to the basics: loving God and loving others. We discuss the topic of how exactly DO we love our neighbor? Especially if that neighbor holds different values or beliefs?

Valuable quotes from this episode:

  • "Hurt people hurt people, whole people help people."
  • "Loving means repsecting everyone with dignity."
  • "Intention is important, but words and actions hold impact."

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Kathryn Calibeo is a full-time mom to two busy boys, and works part-time as a Sales Representative for a technology solutions company. Kathryn has earned her Bachelor's degree in Professional Writing with an emphasis on editing and publishing from Michigan State University. After graduating, she worked as an intern with a Christian organization at Michigan State University, where she had the privilege of overseeing the freshmen and Greek Life bible studies, weekly gatherings, retreats, and discipleship programs.

Kathryn now lives in Michigan with her husband of 6 years, their two boys, and their adopted Yorkie-Poo. Kathryn currently attends church at Woodside Bible Church, where she has served on the women’s writing team and has led various small groups. Kathryn has been podcasting since 2018 and currently serves on the board for Sparkle, a women's ministry organization, where the podcast Sparkle Speak was born!
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