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Rebecca J.

Today, Rebecca speaks to us about seeing ourselves as worthy and how she and her husband are educating themselves, financially.

Rebecca D

Rebecca D.

Inspiring biblical passage of the moment: I have been loving 1 Timothy. Paul’s letters to his spiritual mentee are so encouraging to me, especially during this season. “…I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 1:13-14

Spiritual growth focus at the moment: A spiritual growth focus right now is definitely learning to trust that the Lord will provide for all of my needs, and even some of my desires! I have a tattoo of a raven on my back to remind me (consider the ravens…) but it is still so easy to forget.

“I have a tattoo of a raven on my back to remind me (consider the ravens…) but it is still so easy to forget.”

Profession: Branch Office Administrator for a financial advisor.

A one sentence bio of yourself: I am a quirky, caring and crunchy lady who feels most alive when the air is crisp!

When did you first encounter God? While I made an informed decision to follow Christ as a child, I didn’t start seeking a relationship with him until high school. The Lord put a sweet friend in my life (who is still my BFF to this day), and we encouraged one another to grow.

What has helped you grow spiritually in this season? The app She Reads Truth offers great devotionals and is both beautiful and easy to use! Lots of free options, and some of the plans cost a couple dollars. Definitely worth it!

Just read/currently reading (and what has it taught you?): Just finished Captivating by John and Stasi Elderidge. I enjoyed their understanding and depiction of the female heart, but not so much their application. Was a little dated, but definitely still spoke to me and how I treat myself.

Top three essentials: Trader Joe’s chapstick, spearmint gum, healthy human water bottle!

How did God speak to you recently? Recently, God spoke to me and my husband to reevaluate how we are spending our money, and we have committed to paying off debt more aggressively so we can be more generous with our money in the future.

“God spoke to me and my husband to reevaluate how we are spending our money”

Hobby: I like making crafts with materials I have around the house, baking, and reading!

Top three practical tips for staying spiritually strong:  1. Read the Bible, even when you don’t want to. 2. Make a few playlists that bring out your worship. 3. Surround yourself with people who want to bring praise and honor to Jesus with their lives.

Favorite person in scripture? Esther! What a hero. So brave!

What do you want people to learn about God when they look at you? I would want people to learn how God sees them. I want to show the world that I can love myself because God has chosen to love me as He loves His Son. I am worthy and precious, and hope to show others they are as well.

“I want to show the world that I can love myself because God has chosen to love me as He loves His Son. I am worthy and precious, and hope to show others they are as well.”

Favorite season? FALL for sure. No competition.

Favorite holiday? Christmas! Advent really. The spiritual excitement leading up to this holiday fills my heart up with joy!

A dream you have? To be a mom.

A special tradition you and your family engage in or keep: My husband and I like to go on walks before or after dinner and talk about our days, what we’ve been dreaming and thinking about.

Question you will ask when you get to heaven? I feel like I won’t have any! Nothing earth side will matter anymore.

Thing you want to raise awareness about: Mental health, especially in young women. Anxiety and depression are so common, and I want young Christian women to not be ashamed to seek out help.

What do you usually do before 9 a.m.? Get ready for work!

What is on your nightstand? Chapstick (duh), water, ear plugs, lamp.

Define Christianity in a sentence: We follow Jesus because of the sacrifice He made to cover our sin, which He did to glorify the father, whose love of us is perfect, and undeserving, and nothing we do could ever change that.

Until next time, keep witnessing!

XOXO

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