I know some pretty amazing women. These women are driven, filled with faith, and I feel there is so much we can learn from each one and her personal journey. These church ladies break all molds and reflect God beautifully in so many different ways.
Today, I am introducing you to one of the funniest and boldest women I know, Felicia M. She took a break from being a boss to chat with me about what makes her a modern witness.
Biblical inspiration of the moment: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
“I think as things change and shift in my life, as I am finishing pharmacy school, it’s something I am holding onto because there’s a lot of uncertainty. Fear is the opposite of faith.”
Spiritual growth focus, at the moment: I am making sure I am grounding myself in the Word (Bible), logos. The Bible is past, present and future. As I get busy, I should never be too busy for God.
I go to church, listen to podcasts, but I am focusing on the written Word. Consistency!
Profession: Future pharmacist (graduating 2018)!
One sentence bio: I am a super funny, super outgoing lover of food who passionately pursues God.
When did you first encounter God? I honestly think there’s a moment—for me specifically, I grew up in church, but when I encountered God for myself was during my first mission trip. I was 13. I was praying for someone, for healing. I remember thinking, I knew He (God) is a healer, but it’s one thing to apply it and believe it. When she (the girl I was praying for) was healed, I realized God could do it all, and I realized I always wanted to be willing and feel that power.
“I realized I always wanted to be willing…”
What has helped you grow spiritually in this season? Accountability. I definitely know having people who will pray for you, check on you, make sure you are walking in the right direction—having the right people around me has kept me on the straight and narrow. They remind me of who God is and who I am in God.
Currently reading: USP 800 (laughs); it’s about how hospitals need to store and handle hazardous medications. It will be enforced in July.
Top three essentials:
Ice cream must be in my freezer at all times, and if it’s not, I am on my way to getting more ice cream. I am not really a Popsicle kind of girl.
My phone—I am a social butterfly. I have like 70 apps on my phone.
Keys to my car, Maximillion (my car’s name).
How has God spoken to you recently? He spoke to me at the last mid-week prayer service. I was still questioning what to do after pharmacy school, and I was walking around the auditorium and praying. I heard it so clearly, “there’s growth in the uncomfortable,” and I was overwhelmed with peace.
“There’s growth in the uncomfortable.”
A hobby? I like to eat (laughs). I love trying new restaurants. When I say I am a foodie, I am a foodie. I am in the know! I am a serial restaurant goer. And—I love TV. I have a whole lineup of shows I watch.
Top three tips for staying spiritually strong: Accountability; regularly attending a place of worship; and staying grounded in the Word (logos).
Favorite person in scripture: Jael. It might sound kind of violent, but she struck a peg through the enemy’s temple—that was pretty awesome.
What do you want people to learn about God when they look at you? I want them to see that He loves extravagantly, and He doesn’t care about the mistakes you make. Like any good parent, He wants to love. He isn’t a harsh judge waiting to carry out sentences—while there is judgment if you don’t get it together (!)—but I want them to see His love.
Favorite season: Fall! The leaves; the crispness in the air; it’s the only time when I walk long distances because of the weather (laughs), and people seem genuinely happier. I have tree allergies in the spring, so fall is nice. I have strong sweater game (#sweatergameonfleek).
Favorite holiday: Christmas—no, Thanksgiving—no, wait—hmmm… I like Thanksgiving. I did mention I am a foodie. I love everyone getting together; the kitchen, and it’s not all about gifts, it’s about great quality time.
A special tradition you and your family engage in or keep: Two things: my mom and I always enter the New Year at church, whether we are traveling or at home. As a family, we do Black Friday. We are in the fray. I remember going to the store at six o’clock in the morning. I love it, and I will continue that tradition.
Question you will ask when you get to heaven: “Eve, did you really have to eat from the tree?”
Thing you want to raise awareness about: Mental illness in the homeless [population]. It pains me to see people so broken, especially people who fought for our rights in another countries. There shouldn’t be someone who served in our military on our streets.
What do you usually do before 9 a.m. (Mon- Fri)? Pray, read something from my Bible, shower, eat, get dressed, and usually by that time, I have been working for an hour.
On your nightstand? My lamp; Bible(s), devotional, notebook, water bottle, and my glasses, because I don’t sleep in those!
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Until next time! Keep witnessing.