Lena Malone – About Owning Your Season

  • Lena Malone is a JOY. She is an enneagram 7, she’s all about fun and her smile is so contagious. She is a teacher and very active at her church, NorthChurch. 
  • On this episode, Lena is talking about her struggle with identity growing up as one of the only minorities in her area. The conversation on identity continues as we talk about what it looks like to be single, and the expectations of others. We talk about how society defines success for women and the way we base our identities on things other than Jesus. 
  • This conversation with Lena is a great one for everyone, single or not. She talks about being in any season of waiting, and choosing to really LIVE rather than waiting for that “thing” to make life worthwhile or make you worthy. She talks about the choice to base her identity on who Jesus says she is rather than her marital status.

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Thanks to Lena for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Graphics and social media preview: Lauren Frampton 

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Episode 15: Natalie Bergstrasser; About Grieving and Getting Back Up Again

  • Natalie Bergstrasser is a momma to two sweet and spunky girls, wife to NorthChurch Creative Director Michael Bergstrasser, and a warrior for foster care and adoption through her job with Lilyfield. 
  • On this episode, Natalie discusses her experience in foster care, grieving the loss of special people in her life, and the way her life came full circle as she and Michael made the decision to foster. 
  • Natalie’s story is so powerful as she talks about leaning into Jesus in the midst of suffering and seeing grief as an opportunity to know Him more and love others well. 

Show Sponsor:

Mentioned:

  • North Church (north.church)
  • Lilyfield (www.lilyfield.org)

Thanks to Natalie for joining About the Girls today. 

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Episode 6: Erin Hernandez

  • Erin is a Nurse Practitioner in the the NICU. She is married to the love of her life, Casey. Casey and Erin recently welcomed their first child, Harper Joy!
  • We discuss the unraveling of Erin’s first marriage, and the shame that came with divorce. We also talk about the difficulty in moving forward after closing that chapter.
  • Erin reminds us that we get to CHOOSE JOY! Even though her circumstances were so hard, Erin made the decision that bitterness would not be her story anymore. She points us back to Jesus and talks about how He was there the whole time.

Intro and outro music provided by: Scott Holmes_Aspire

Mentioned:

  • North Church, found on instagram @northchurch, @northchurchdc, and @guthrie_nc. Website can be found at www.north.church.

Show Sponsor: Jon Graves Realty

Instagram: JG Realty LLC

Jon@findyourspaces.com or (405) 640-7124

Thanks to Erin for joining About the Girls today. You can find Erin here:

Instagram: erinhernandez_nnp

Facebook: Erin Hernandez

Production and Editing by: Zack Anderson