Moving Onward & Forward :: Andrea Howey [Ep 134]

September 19, 2016 | calling, creativity, encouragement, faith, God Centered Mom Podcast, grief, healing | 2 comments

No matter what your life looks like right now, you have strengths to be used for a purpose greater than yourself.

Today's guest, Andrea Howey, shares her own story of how God revealed a hidden talent during the hardest season of her life. In an effort to embolden her faith she began hand-writing Scripture. After a Google search she discovered this gift had a name: hand-lettering.  Now God is using her gift to bless thousands daily through her Instagram posts.

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The more Andrea leaned into the goodness of the Lord and His Word the less the grip of grief held her down. She found His word has power to bring hope, courage, grace to life.

"His breath is still warm on the page"

In this episode Andrea and I chat about her story. She speaks words of encouragement over anyone following a new path God has for them. We discuss grief, in its many forms. And praying boldly for healing while staying secure in God's ultimate plan for us and those we love.

And I can't wait for you to check out Andrea's fabulous work over on Instagram. . .

 

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What we chat about:

  • How Andrea's faith was challenged and how Scripture strengthened her.
  • How her hand lettering ministry came out of a tragedy.
  • Giving people space to grieve in their own ways.
  • How to live by faith in the moment-by-moment of trials.
  • Andrea's transition from her full-time job to her new hand-lettering business.
  • How God has a designed a place for you and your talent.
  • Encouragement for the introvert to allow God's grace to pull you forward.

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2 Comments

  1. Liz

    This episode of the podcast was especially potent for me. It encouraged me and convicted me about reading the Living Word of God daily. Heather, when you talked about God knowing you, your situation and where you are really soothed my soul and when you said specifically that He will help you when you have a child with autism, I stopped and got chills. You see that is me. Our youngest is a teenager with low-functioning non-verbal autism. Thank you for speaking what God put in your heart for this and every episode. I have a new spring in my step, for my Father in Heaven knows me and cares enough to make sure I “scored a shoutout” on a podcast. Hugs from Washington State. 🙂

    • Heather MacFadyen

      Oh liz! thank you for sharing with me. Only God can draw us to Himself and to His Word. He is pursuing you!! What a beautiful testimony of how He revealed His pursuit in calling you out specifically. blessings to you!! (and extra grace as you parent your wonderful son!)

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