Discovering Joy in your Ministry Sweet Spot – Julie Romero {GCM Podcast Ep 19}

April 7, 2014 | calling, creativity, God Centered Mom Podcast | 8 comments

God kinda rocks my world. In a good way.

Here's where I get bossy . . . --> Do. not. miss. today's podcast seriously.

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I was BLOWN AWAY when Julie Romero sent me a Facebook message last week and shared her story.

To back up a second. . . I first met Julie in college. We weren't besties, but at a small Christian school, ya kinda "know" everyone. Especially since we graduated the same year and had a common friend.

Fast forward to last November (2013) when I saw Julie's face in my Instagram feed and I asked the question, "Did you go to Taylor University?" That simple comment was one stone in the path God took Julie, releasing her from the spiritual desert she found herself.

Only God.

In this episode listen to:

  • Julie share about serving in a church for over a decade eventually leading to burn out.
  • How she cried out, "God, I don't know what you're doing? Have you forgotten about me?"
  • How God used a creative season & a craft show to connect she and I
  • How Julie found godly, authentic community via social media
  • What happened when she waited for God to reveal His perfect plan to use her gifts
  • The exciting creative discipleship retreats Julie is facilitating for young women

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Connect with Julie:

Twitter :: Instagram :: Facebook

Check out Julie's amazing Breathe Retreat (and register) --> Click Here 

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Check out Julie's awesome Etsy shop (paper flowers) :: Julie Lynn Design --> Click Here

Check out the incredible Creative Discipleship Kits :: $20/each :: Ephesians Devotional (Identity in Christ), creative swag & instructions :: Follow Julie on social media for more details or Email her at julielynndesign@gmail.com .

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Show Notes:

Questions to consider:

Have you ever been burnt out from ministry? Had a "desert" experience?

What activities bring you joy?

Have you considered using those gifts/talents/joys in a unique way to minister to others?

Please share your story of discovering joy through a ministry sweet spot in the comments below!

(for real)

**How to listen to the podcast:**

1.Listen on the blog. Click through to GodCenteredMom.com and click the play button at the beginning of this post.

2. Listen on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch – There are a lot of great podcasting apps. Apple has a free one (that I mentioned) in the app store, there is also one called Downcast. It allows you to search for shows, subscribe to them and even speed up the audio. If you don’t have an iDevice, you can listen via Stitcher.

3. Subscribe to the Podcast – access the podcast in iTunes (Click here to access via iTunes). You can also search for it on your smartphone app (like the ones listed above) and subscribe.

*If you missed past episodes, you can listen via iTunes or click on this page of the GodCenteredMom site to find a listing of all the episodes.

8 Comments

  1. Barb holdiman

    Hi Julie’s mom here! The podcast quits after a few minutes. What can I do?

    • GodCenteredMom

      Hey Barb! Are you listening through the site or through itunes? Let me know if none of these ways work:
      1. Listen on the blog. Go to GodCenteredMom.com and click the play button at the beginning of this post (this method works better on a computer, not a smartphone).

      2. Listen on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch – There are a lot of great podcasting apps. Apple has a free one in the app store, there is also one called Downcast. It allows you to search for shows, subscribe to them and even speed up the audio.

      3. Subscribe to the Podcast – access the podcast in iTunes. You can also search for it on your smartphone app (like the ones listed above) and subscribe.

  2. Stephanie Rische

    What an encouraging conversation. Thank you, Julie, for sharing honestly about something we all struggle with in some way. And thanks, Heather, for bringing this conversation into the light.

    • GodCenteredMom

      thanks Stephanie for listening and for encouraging (two of your many super awesome skills). 😉

  3. Julie Wilson

    I am still trying to find my sweet spot for ministry while using my creative abilities! I have an opportunity to run a card-making workshop at my church this weekend and I’m equal parts excited and scared to death!!!

    And I might now be stalking Julie on Instagram! 🙂 this podcast was just what I needed and I may have to listen to it twice!

    • GodCenteredMom

      How cool Julie!! Card making workshop…love that. watch out hallmark! so glad julie’s awesome story was an encouragement to you!

  4. Victoria

    Thank you for being non-cheesy Christians 🙂

    Also, I am now stalking you on Instagram. So glad we Insta-lurkers aren’t alone!

    • GodCenteredMom

      ha!!! this really did make me LOL. glad to meet you victoria!

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