Shirley Mears: About Seeing God in the Hard

Shirley Mears has been married to her high school sweetheart for 47 years, she has five grandchildren, has been a radio host, tv personality, and is a savvy businesswoman. 
On this episode, Shirley talks about being diagnosed with breast cancer, and the anger she felt with God. She talks about changing her diet and her thinking, as she walked the hard road of battling cancer. 

Shirley encourages us to battle against negative thinking and self pity, by digging into God’s word and using his scripture to change our thinking. She talks about choosing to serve and love others during her hard season, rather than focusing on her own pain. This episode is a POWERFUL testimony of what it looks like when we choose to focus on Jesus and use His Word rather than the pain of our circumstances. Shirley reminds us that in this world we will have sorrow and pain, but we can choose to look for Jesus in the hard places. He is the hope in the hard. Don’t miss this encouraging episode! 

Available on the Podcast App, iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Also available on our website at http://www.aboutthegirls.com. 

Mentioned:
North Church: north.church
Facebook: Shirley Mears
Website: shirleyemmears@wearelegalshield.com 
Healing Secrets from the Bible: https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Secrets-Bible-Patrick-Quillin/dp/0963837214

Thanks to Shirley for joining About the Girls today. 
Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson
Graphics and social media: Lauren Frampton 
Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Simi John: About Purpose

  • Simi John is wife to her husband Jayson, pastor of New Life Bible Church, she is mom to two sweet kids, Physical Therapist and a woman walking in her purpose to share the gospel. 
  • On this episode, Simi shares about her family immigrating to the U.S. from India, how she came to know Jesus, and the story of her father’s radical transformation and healing from alcohol addiction. We also talk about social media, boundaries, and societal pressures to “hustle.”
  • Simi addresses the misconception that when we choose Jesus all the hard goes away. She encourages us that even though the situation may be the same, with Jesus there is HOPE. Simi reminds us that Jesus changes everything. She also reminds us that there is no past mistake or history that disqualifies us from grace and sharing the gospel, and she challenges us to be bold in sharing our faith. Simi is encouraging and her story will challenge us all to tell others about Jesus and to walk in our purpose. 

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Thanks to Simi for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Graphics and social media: Lauren Frampton 

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire