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    Shauna Niequist

    In this episode, Jacey talks with Shauna Niequist about her latest book, Savor, the important of daily devotions, the first steps into a more savoring life, saying no to the right things, what she regrets and being where you are.

    Listen to the episode using the player below, in iTunes, or with you favorite podcast app. If you’re enjoying our show, please rate and review it in iTunes. Thanks, friends!

    In this episode, you’ll hear:

    – Why Shauna felt like she was “doing it wrong” a couple years ago.

    – Why being less busy wasn’t the solution, and how she began the process of being more grounded in who God is.

    – The challenge and reward of writing a devotional compared to the essay collections Shauna has written before.

    – What Shauna wants you to hear if she could gather you around her table.

    – “You’re not alone. You’re not crazy. God is good, and the world He made is good.”

    – Possible first steps to a more savoring life.

    – “You’re going to disappoint somebody; it’s just a matter in deciding who you’re going to disappoint.”

    – “We live in a culture that’s obsessed with being someone else, somewhere else.”

    Links:

    – Buy Savor on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Lifeway

    Connect with Shauna on her blog, Twitter, or Instagram

    Jacey is your host for this episode, and you can connect with her on Instagram, Twitter, or her blog.

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    This past year at the 2014 Influence Conference, we introduced a new element to the schedule of our weekend and it ended up going better than we could ask or imagine. We introduced message revivals and we broke them down by specific areas where we perceived women really needed some fresh vision and inspiration from the Lord. Our hope was to encourage women in the truth that they share the gospel in lots of different mediums, through lots of different messages. What happened during those revivals is that we saw influential women really taking up the flag of the Kingdom of God in their own lives, in their own callings, feeling revived and renewed in their specific callings.

    This year, we’ve decided to continue on with the revivals during the upcoming 2015 Influence Conference, but we’re going to really make room and give these revivals time to shine. You get to the pick the topic that you attend and here’s what we promise – we’ll provide you with a leader and like-minded women who are going to utilize that time and space in the conference to let the Lord move and work. Each revival will be different – you might spend some time in prayer or doing an activity, you might break into smaller groups or have time for Q&A. But we believe that God wants us to really take each of your individual callings and passions seriously and that He wants us to believe Him for revival in each of those areas.

    Without further ado, we introduce your revival leaders + topics!

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    Alisa Keeton = Wellness revival
    Marisa Pardo = Social Justice revival
    Nancy Ray = Work revival
    Rebecca Smith = Creative Business revival
    Gina Zeidler = Work revival
    Crystal Stine = Internet revival
    Kristin Winchester = Marriage revival
    Michelle McKinney = Ministry revival
    Kerrie Williams = Friendship revival
    Sarah Martin = Writing revival
    Kayla Aimee = Motherhood revival

    We’ll tell you more about these revivals as the conference draws near and let some of the leaders really speak up and share their stories with you as well! And as far as announcements go, this is the first of many announcements that will be coming as we kick into the 2015 conference season into gear. You’ll be hearing more from our speakers, about worship, partners that we’re excited to work with, and we can’t wait to tell you more.

    If you haven’t gotten your ticket to this year’s conference, please get it ASAP!
    We will sell out this year and we want to be be sure that you’re there!

    More to come soon.
    Expectant for revival,

    Jess

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    Kim Davis

    Image from OhSweetJoy.com

     In this episode, Rebecca talks with Kim Davis of Oh, Sweet Joy, a creative lifestyle blog and handmade shop. They discuss style for 2015, fabric sources, and 5 things small business owners can learn from Taylor Swift.

    Listen to the episode using the player below, in iTunes, or with you favorite podcast app. If you’re enjoying our show, please rate and review it in iTunes. Thanks, friends!

    In this episode, you’ll hear:

    – how Kim started sewing for fun and for business

    – how Fossil and Anthropologie inspire Kim’s style and shop

    – Kim’s 2015 style predictions

    – where to buy designer fabric and how Rebecca and Kim choose fabrics

    – 5 things business owners can learn from Taylor Swift

    – “It’s easier to bounce back from failure than to keep going after success.” – Hayley Morgan

    Links:

    Hawthorne Threads

    5 Things Small Business Owners Can Learn from Taylor Swift

    Seamly.co

    Connect with Kim on her blog, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest

    Rebecca Smith is your host for this episode, and you can connect with her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or her website

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