Firestarters

Hilary Morris

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From SAHM to Teacher to Lawyer: The Assignment Changes, but the Calling Remains
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From SAHM to Teacher to Lawyer: The Assignment Changes, but the Calling Remains
Summary Tina Keller shares her journey of hearing God's call and stepping out in obedience. She recounts a time when she heard God's voice clearly during a difficult divorce and custody battle, leading her to go back to school to become a teacher. Despite facing challenges and sacrifices along the way, Tina followed God's leading and eventually became a family lawyer, advocating for women in domestic violence situations. She emphasizes the importance of surrendering to God's call and spending intentional time with Him through Bible study and journaling. Tina's resources include her book 'Power After DV' and her podcast 'Purpose After Domestic Violence.' You can connect with Tina at www.purposeafterdv.com Takeaways When we hear God's call, it is important to step out in obedience, even if it seems difficult or uncomfortable. Surrendering to God's plan and spending intentional time with Him through Bible study and journaling can provide guidance and strength. Tina's journey highlights the importance of following God's leading, even when it requires sacrifices and stepping into unfamiliar territory. Tina's resources, including her book 'Power After DV' and her podcast 'Purpose After Domestic Violence,' provide support and guidance for women who have experienced domestic violence. Chapters 00:00 Stepping Out in Faith 02:00 Answering God's Call 03:03 Overcoming Challenges 04:01 Finding Redemption 04:12 Sacrifices Along the Way 05:21 Discovering a Passion for Teaching 06:07 Finding Purpose in Helping Others 07:06 Transitioning to Law School 08:23 Practicing Family Law 09:02 Embracing New Challenges 10:14 Recognizing the Brokenness of the Legal System 11:38 Writing a Book on Domestic Violence 14:37 Balancing Personal Life and God's Call 16:30 Taking Time to Be with God 21:18 Surrendering to God's Plan 28:33 Encouragement for the Past 30:01 Connecting with Tina Keller
On The Other Side of Obedience
15-04-2024
On The Other Side of Obedience
Summary Megan Nilsen shares her faith journey, starting from her homesickness as an exchange student in Spain to her decision to end a relationship that was not aligned with her faith. She emphasizes the importance of walking with God and making decisions that align with His plan. Megan also discusses the sacrifices and doubts that come with following God's call, but highlights the blessings and growth that result from obedience. She encourages listeners to trust the process and not be focused on the outcomes. Megan shares her website, books, and social media platforms for further connection. Takeaways Walking with God requires making decisions that align with His plan Sacrifices and doubts are part of the journey, but blessings and growth come from obedience Trust the process and focus on glorifying God rather than pleasing others You don't know what's on the other side of your obedience, so be open to the unexpected Connect with Megan through her website, books, and social media platforms Chapters 00:00 Initial Call from God 04:16 Lifestyle of Faith 08:22 Following God's Call 12:10 Adoption and Business 19:33 Sacrifice and Challenges 22:00 Doubts and Trusting the Process 26:41 Encouragement to Younger Self 29:32 How to Connect with Megan Website: https://meganbnilsen.com/ Podcast: https://meganbnilsen.com/podcast/ Untangled Faith Book: https://meganbnilsen.com/untangled-faith/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/megan_nilsen/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MeganNilsenKingdomLifeCoach/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-nilsen/ Alignable: https://www.alignable.com/colorado-springs-co/megan-nilsen-kingdom-life-coach Freebie: 5 Questions to Determine Your God-Sized Dream - and What to Do Next! godsizedreams.com
Awakened
08-04-2024
Awakened
Summary Caleigh Weichbrodt shares her journey of faith and how she felt called to ministry. She talks about her past as a model and the struggles she faced with self-image and performance. Caleigh emphasizes the importance of being in God's word, prayer, and community. She shares her experience of forming a prayer group with other women and the power of accountability and iron sharpening iron. Caleigh also discusses an upcoming event and the movement of the Holy Spirit among moms to draw near to the Lord. The conversation revolves around the theme of awakening and taking action in one's faith. The speakers discuss the importance of being awake and active in their relationship with God, as well as the need to occupy their homes and establish Christ's authority in their families. They also talk about the distractions and worries of daily life that can keep believers asleep and joyless. The conversation highlights the upcoming events of gathering a million women on the National Mall and organizing prayer rallies across all 50 states to stand for the next generation. The speakers emphasize the importance of protecting and guiding children in a world that is increasingly hostile to Christian values. The conversation ends with a prayer for the listeners to encounter God and step into their purpose. Keywords faith, ministry, testimony, self-image, performance, God's word, prayer, community, accountability, iron sharpening iron, prayer group, Holy Spirit, moms, awakening, faith, occupy, Christ's authority, distractions, joy, prayer rallies, protecting children, purpose Takeaways Caleigh felt called to ministry and has a heart to see the body of Christ set on fire. She struggled with self-image and performance due to her past as a model, but has learned to find her worth in being a daughter of God. Caleigh emphasizes the importance of being in God's word, prayer, and community for spiritual growth. She formed a prayer group with other women and experienced the power of accountability and iron sharpening iron. There is a movement of the Holy Spirit among moms to draw near to the Lord and be intentional in their faith. Being awake and active in one's faith is crucial for establishing Christ's authority in the home. Distractions and worries can keep believers joyless and prevent them from fully experiencing God's strength. It is important to protect and guide children in a world that is hostile to Christian values. Prayer rallies and events can provide opportunities for believers to gather, pray, and stand for the next generation. Seeking an intimate relationship with God and listening to His voice can lead to transformation and purpose. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Purpose02:04 Kaylee's Journey of Faith08:02 The Power of God's Word, Prayer, and Community21:41 The Holy Spirit's Movement Among Moms24:39 Addressing Conflicts and Offenses in Love26:18 Awakening to Occupy: Establishing Christ's Authority in the Home29:21 Finding Unshakable Joy: Prioritizing Spiritual Matters30:42 Parental Responsibility: Protecting and Guiding Children in a Hostile World32:04 Defending Biblical Principles: Prayer Rally and Gathering of Women
God's Provision is not our Vision
01-04-2024
God's Provision is not our Vision
Summary In this conversation, Kristen Brock shares her journey of stepping out in faith and becoming a foster mom to two boys. She talks about the challenges she faced as a single mom and the unique parenting approach she had to take due to the trauma her boys had experienced. Kristen also discusses the sacrifices she made and the importance of finding support and pouring into oneself. She shares her dream of standing on stages and speaking about justice issues and trauma, and the need for better understanding and empathy in the church. The conversation between Kristen Brock and Hilary Morris revolves around the themes of love, obedience, trust, and letting go of control. Kristen shares personal stories of how she learned to love and forgive others, even when they unintentionally hurt her or her family. She emphasizes the importance of following God's will and not being results-driven. Kristen also discusses the challenges of pursuing a calling in social justice and encourages listeners to block out outside noise and focus on what God is asking them to do. You can connect with Kristen on Instagram at @jesusjusticeandmercy or online at https://linktr.ee/kristenannettebrock Takeaways Kristen felt a clear calling from God to become a foster mom and provide a loving home for children who had experienced trauma. Parenting children with trauma requires a different approach and flexibility compared to parenting biological children. Support from friends and finding ways to pour into oneself are crucial for maintaining resilience and navigating the challenges of parenting. Kristen's dream is to stand on stages and speak about justice issues and trauma, advocating for better understanding and empathy in the church. Love your neighbor as yourself, both inside and outside the church. Trust in God's plan and let go of control. Be obedient in your calling, even when it's challenging. Don't be results-driven; focus on faith and God's glory. Embrace the journey and be present in the moment. Allow yourself to feel and express anger, sadness, and disappointment to God. Don't let outside opinions deter you from following God's calling. Recognize that pursuing a calling in social justice may not be popular, but stay true to what God has asked you to do. Remember that the journey is about sanctification and becoming the person God created you to be. Don't be discouraged by the lack of immediate results; trust that God is working through you. Let go of expectations and trust in God's timing and plan. Be still and listen to God's voice in your heart. Chapters 00:00 God's Plan and Unexpected Paths 01:32 Adopting Through the Foster System 04:14 Different Parenting Approaches 04:43 Advocating for Children with Trauma 05:10 Understanding Childhood Trauma 06:01 Emotional and Physical Support 07:31 Current Status of the Children 08:18 Future Goals 09:39 Helping Others Understand Childhood Trauma 10:06 Part-time Work and Dreaming Big 11:28 Trusting God's Guidance 12:53 Parenting Boys of Color 14:05 Feeling Unqualified but Called
Grace for Today
25-03-2024
Grace for Today
Summary In this episode of Firestarters, I interview Anna McLaughlin about stepping out in faith and following God's calling. Anna shares her personal experiences of leaving her career as a corporate lawyer to pursue her passion for ministry. She emphasizes the importance of trusting God and being obedient to His leading, even when it seems foolish or uncertain. Anna also provides resources and encouragement for listeners who are considering stepping out in faith and pursuing their own God-given calling. To connect with Anna visit https://msha.ke/sheconsidersafield#about Takeaways Stepping out in faith and following God's calling often requires us to leave our comfort zones and take risks. God's calling may look different from what we expect, and it often involves a journey of building faith and trust in Him. Fear is a natural response when stepping out in faith, but we can overcome it by leaning on God and His promises. Balancing personal life and God's calling requires leaning into the Lord, seeking His guidance, and being willing to let go of our own plans and expectations. Resources such as God's Word, supportive communities, and books can provide guidance and encouragement for those stepping out in faith. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and First Adventure with God 03:03 Stepping Out of the Boat and Leaving Corporate Law 08:06 Dealing with Fear and Uncertainty 23:39 Resources for Stepping Out and Igniting Your Calling 32:13 Encouragement to Step Out and Trust God
Faith & Fitness: Getting your House in Order
18-03-2024
Faith & Fitness: Getting your House in Order
Summary In this episode of Firestarters, Hilary Morris interviews Jenny Fuller, her original firestarter. Hilary reflects on how Jenny ignited her on her journey to personal growth and wellness. They discuss the importance of taking simple steps and being open and coachable. They also touch on the challenges of finding balance and integrity in self-care as a working mom. Jenny emphasizes the importance of aligning with God and creating order in all areas of life. The purpose of their empowerment series is to help women thrive and serve others. Takeaways Jenny Fuller ignited Hilary Morris on her journey to personal growth and wellness. Taking simple steps and being open and coachable are key to personal growth. Finding balance and integrity in self-care can be a challenge for working moms. Aligning with God and creating order in all areas of life is essential for thriving and serving others. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Gratitude 01:01 Living for Comfort 05:45 Jenny's Firestarter 10:25 The Importance of Accountability 11:26 Building Trust and Integrity 13:11 Confession and Partnership 14:26 Jenny's Passion and Invitation 15:23 Developing Integrity and Trust 16:14 The Battle for Healthy Habits 18:43 The Power of Clean Eating 20:02 The Purpose of the Empowerment Series 23:53 Creating Order and Alignment 25:01 Lifting Eyes and Serving Others 26:17 Partnering with Jenny for Transformation 28:07 The Importance of Alignment with Christ 29:03 Helping Women Enjoy Life and Serve Others 31:08 Stepping Towards God's Dream 32:18 Conclusion and Gratitude