Welcome to episode 086 of Mud Stories!
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This week I’m talking with Kaitlyn Bouchillon, a lover of words whose heart is crazy about the power of our stories. Kaitlyn is unashamedly addicted to coffee and queso, and since graduating from college, works as a Virtual Assistant.
Kaitlyn writes at KaitlynBouchillon.com, is the author of her very first book entitled, Even If Not: Living, Loving and Learning in the in Between, and she currently splits her time between Starbucks and her cute little apartment in Birmingham, Alabama.
In this episode Kaitlyn and I discuss:
- What an ampersand is
- How the words in Daniel Chapter 3 inspired the title of her book
- What we can learn from the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
- What it looks like to believe and trust, even if God doesn’t come through the way we wish He would
- And learning to identify the ampersands in our own lives–those in between moments
Kaitlyn shares about:
- Her growing up years in Florida
- The circumstances and pain of broken friendship and lost community
- Her diagnosis of a brain tumor at age 17
- And how God used the brokenness, loneliness, and health crisis to grow her intimacy with Him
- How we can choose to believe that Jesus is enough
- How the skeletons in our closet can be the bones that teach us how to dance
- How God mends and repairs our hearts in ways we can’t even ask or imagine
- The challenge of singleness in her life
- And how God is writing our stories even in–especially in–our in between moments
I’m so thankful for all Kaitlyn shares, and trust it will be an encouragement to you, no matter what in between place you are facing today.
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Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 (ESV)
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- Even If Not: Living, Loving, and Learning in the in Between
by Kaitlyn Bouchillon
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