MS 088 Katie Orr: Depression, Unexpected Grief and Studying the Bible

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Welcome to episode 086 of Mud Stories!

Mud Stories is a podcast dedicated to bringing you inspiration in your muddiest moments, hope to make it through your mud, and encouragement for you to know, you are not alone.

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  • finding yourself in an in between place
  • alone or confused
  • hurting
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  • needing clarity
  • or unsure of your next step

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This week I’m talking with Katie Orr, who is passionate about equipping women to walk with God for a lifetime. She is the author of three recently released Bible Studies entitled Everyday Hope, Everyday Love, and Everyday Faith, where she teaches us her FOCUS method–15 minutes every day, as we learn to love to study the Bible more.

Katie is an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher and speaker, a former Campus Crusade for Christ staff member, and the mother to three children. She’s also a pastor’s wife to her husband Chris, and resides in Kentucky with her family.

Katie has just begun to lead an online group of women through her book, Everyday Faith, and she would love if you would join their online Instagram community as they study together!

AND this week, we’re giving away THREE copies of Katie’s book Everyday Faith!

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What is your biggest challenge when it comes to reading or studying the Bible?

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In this episode Katie and I discuss:

  • How we met
  • Homeschooling
  • Stay at home mothering & Part-time job mothering
  • The do’s-and-don’ts-taskmaster view of God
  • The wheel of “try-harder”

Katie shares about:

  • Her journey through depression
  • How medication and change of routine were helpful
  • Her experience learning to hear God speak through the Bible
  • The sudden unexpected tornado of grief after her brother died suddenly
  • And some helpful insight in the concept of walking through grief

Katie explains:

  • The power that comes from being in God’s Word
  • How the solution is not to try harder but to believe better
  • The value of scripture memory
  • The bird’s-eye view of scripture vs. the bug’s-life view
  • How starting small can be significant
  • And how to use the acronym FOCUS for 15 minutes everyday to help us learn to love to study the Bible

I’m so thankful for all Katie shares, and trust it will be an encouragement to you, no matter what in between place you are facing today.

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SCRIPTURE:

Open my eyes, that I may behold
wondrous things out of your law.
Psalm 119:18 (ESV)

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