Join me for some real talk with Chrystal Evans Hurst where she shares her story of pressing through hard times, admitting when she needed God to rescue her and reclaiming dreams she had as a kid.
Chrystal is a mom of 5, an author, a podcaster and the chief operating officer of the Hurst household. Her new book, She’s Still There: Rescuing the Girl in You tells her story of wandering from the life she was meant to live and what’s she’s learned about how to find her way back. Through her testimony she lays out the rescue plan to allow God to bring back the girl He created you to be.
What we chat about:
- Chrystal’s story behind her new book She’s Still There
- Pressing through hard times and participating in God’s offer for rescue
- Why it’s important to recognize when you need help
- How help looks different in different seasons and situations
- God is with us and speaks to us in so many ways
- Doing the best you can with your day today
- Revisiting the core of who we are and how we can honor our hopes and dreams in our current reality
- Having “sister circles” of friends in different spheres
- Being the initiator of friendship when you feel lonely
- Practicals for learning to hear God’s voice for your life
Connect with Chrystal:
- She’s Still There Book Info
- “She’s Still There” book on Amazon**
- Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer**
- And Discerning the Voice of God Bible Study by Priscilla Shirer**
**Amazon affiliate link: small percentage of your purchase goes to supporting this podcast, at no additional cost to you.
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I’m so taken with Crystal – what a soldier of Christ. We handle things very similarly and so I’m going to take your advice to admit I need help and ask for it. I was brought to tears by your parents’ response to your pregnancy. I do not have such parents who loved me through my bad choices, nor do they love me through choices that they simply disagree with (like attending church, period.) and, unfortunately, it creates a barrier between me and God and my ability to accept His unconditional love. But your parents are one more story that inspires me to be that kind of my parent to my children.