My guest for Finding Joy Podcast #46 is Lynn Cowell, an author and national conference speaker who is passionate about helping women of all ages understand the importance of Christ confidence. Her latest book, Make Your Move: Finding Unshakable Confidence Despite Your Fears and Failures, just came out a few months ago, and you can actually join Lynn here starting February 26th as she launches an online study component of the book.
Finding Joy is a podcast dedicated to bringing you encouragement and inspiration in all of life’s moments — the good, bad and everything in-between.
In this episode Lynn and I talk about:
- The importance of building our confidence in Christ.
- How to combat society’s unrealistic expectations to do and be it all.
- How to let go of past fears and failures in exchange for the confidence that comes from surrendering our lives to the One who never fails.
- Her family’s experience with mental illness and why having a treatment plan is important.
- Freebies for developing an unshakable confidence.
Lynn encourages us to think about the inner dialogues we have with ourselves on a daily basis. Are we building ourselves up with the truth found in God’s word, or are we tearing ourselves down with the enemy’s lies?
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NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Make Your Move Book
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Melanie Redd says
This looks really good, Lauren!
I hope to get by to listen.
Hi, Melanie! Lynn was a joy to have on the show. You are going to love our conversation!
Gina Fox says
Thank you for sharing yours and your daughter’s story. My mom had bipolar. But the turnout was not good. We were unable to have a relationship. It was very difficult and is still hard for me some days. She passed away 5 years ago
I’m so sorry to hear about your dear mom, Gina. Hugs, much love and prayers coming your way.
Lynn Cowell says
I am so very, very sorry. I know that for many this is their story. When I attended the classes that NAMI offers called Family-to-Family, getting on and staying on medication, as well as going to counseling regularly was a deep problem.
Father, will you heal Gina’s broken heart? We long to be adored and cherished by our parent. Gina missed this. I ask that You will do what only You can do. Fill that parental void. Make her whole. I know that is Your Father heart. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
Lauren and Lynn,
Thank you both for this podcast. I deal with depression, but thanks to God, I am learning to get a handle on it. Everyday I truly believe is a battle, but with God on our side and as our foundation, I know I won’t fail. I am looking forward to reading the book! I enjoy finding ways to grow and learn from other believers.
Hi, Erica! You are not alone sister! I battle ongoing anxiety/depression and while I can tell you it’s not always easy, God has brought me through every battle when I put my faith and fight to keep my faith in Him. He promises to help us overcome (Romans 8:37)!! Hugs and much love to you. I think you will also enjoy the book I have coming out this fall called “Into the Deep: Diving Into a Life of Courageous Faith.” Stay tuned for details on that one! <3
Thank you, Lauren! Finding “sisters-in-Christ” is such a joy to me – and you obviously are one! I was just reading about your connective tissue disorder. I too have health issues (besides my depression) that I deal with. I have been to a ton of doctors, but have never been given a satisfactory diagnosis. But, I too and finding joy and many blessings along the way. I have my own blog and online store that sells Christian gear. They both help me keep my focus on God and the good things in life!
Lynn Cowell says
You are a brave woman, Erica! As we all pursue the Lord to receive from Him what we, as unique individuals need, He meets us. Some days, it is not at all what I had expected. But this I know – He has never left me and He has never and will never leave you as well!
Oh, and I am praying for you and sending you hugs and love back!!
thank you for sharing