Mud Stories with Jacque Watkins - Messy moments worked for our good

Shauna Niequist shares thoughts and insights about times of adversity and pain, and offers suggestions to savor life, get through suffering, and ultimately be transformed for our good.

Shauna's Books:

Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life

Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way

Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes

Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are

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Kara Tippetts, author of The Hardest Peace--wife, mother, and friend to so many--taught us about loving big in kindness and living with grace, looking to Jesus in all things with mundane faithfulness. We remember, reminisce, and give thanks for the gift of Kara today, and for all the valuable lessons she taught us and will continue to teach us through her writing.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a fund benefitting the Tippetts children: Jason Tippetts, P.O. Box 49727, Colorado Springs, CO 80949


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Emily Thomas shares about her abusive relationship in her first marriage, how she fled, and her struggle in choosing to get a divorce. Emily describes the guilt and shame she faced because of the abuse and failure, and how God healed her, showed her He loved her no matter what, and how He wanted to use her life despite her past brokenness and pain--especially to bless others with her art.

Emily's Etsy Shop-mixed media art canvas or prints with scripture. Custom orders available.

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Wynter Pitts shares how she struggled to let go of selfishness, learned how to face her trust issues, opened herself to vulnerability, and in the end, how she relinquished control to God.

Wynter has a ministry to tween girls called For Girls Like You, and has just released her first book entitled, For Girls Like You: A Devotional For Tweens.

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Part two--of a two part episode--with Elizabeth Foss, who shares about how our suffering is a gift that shapes and grows us, how to help our adult children through hard things, our struggle with perfectionism, navigating social media for good, burnout, depression, and burnout recovery through The Restore Workshop.

Elizabeth is the founder of The Restore Workshop, a six-week online community designed to identify and cultivate burnout recovery in women's lives. Registration is open through April 12, 2015.

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