Why We Need to Say YES Even If We’re Afraid (My Interview With Josh Wilson & Frequency.fm) #ThatWasThenThisIsNow

By August 24, 2015 9 Comments
Screen Shot 2015-08-22 at 3.28.24 PM

Have you ever felt like running away — from what you’ve been afraid to do — even though you suspect it’s what you’re called to do?

I’ve been trying to push away some new ideas and afraid of making some changes for a while. But, they keep returning to my heart, not willing to let me go.

Has that ever happened to you?  Is God prompting your heart to begin something new, or to end something old, that you’re trying to put to the side — yet God continues to bring it back to your heart, like a wave brushing up onto the sand?

I didn’t realize that was happening to me, until I listened to  Josh Wilson’s new album That Was Then, This is Now.

Click below to join in a soul-honest podcast I recorded with friends recording artist Josh Wilson and Joe Brookhouse of Frequency.fm about what it means to say YES to God when we’re afraid.

I know it will inspire you to say YES to whatever God’s calling you to do today.   It will be time well spent. Promise.

Screen Shot 2015-08-22 at 3.29.51 PM

Screen Shot 2015-08-22 at 3.30.07 PM

It’s easy to overthink what God’s inspired in you.

Over thinking is a way of self-defense for our hearts.  It keeps our hearts from breaking free. It keeps our hands from reaching out and our feet from moving forward to where God’s pointing us.

But, the curious thing about our hearts is this: God created our heart to be like a flame … to grow into fire within the soul of who He created us to be.


It’s time for us to say YES to what God’s called us to do. No more waiting until we’re ready. Let’s do it afraid. Together with Jesus. And each other.

When I heard Josh released a new album #ThatWasThenThisIsNow, I wanted to hear about his journey to yes to God. Josh Wilson was one of the only recording artist I knew who publicly talked about his panic attacks two years ago.  Josh’s courage and trust in God to publicly tell his story inspired me to write Finding Spiritual Whitespace.

I’d love to hear about you. What is God prompting you to say YES to?

This Thursday – Saying YES

How is God calling you to say YES? What are the ideas? The changes? A new direction? Putting away the old?

Write a post and share it on this Thursday’s Beloved Brew Thursday Link Up.

“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you.”
2 Timothy 1:6


How is God calling you to say YES? What are the ideas? The changes? A new direction? Putting away the old?

Pull up a chair. Share a comment.

Write a post to share and link up on Thursday. Let’s pray for each other as we read each comment and leave ours.spiritualwhitespacebook

For more words of encouragement, order a copy of my book Finding Spiritual Whitespace.

That Was Then, This is Now

Josh’s songs continue to inspire me again to say YES to writing a new book — as well as some other ideas. I’d like to share them with you later this week on the Thursday post.

Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 11.46.56 AM

Listen and enjoy this soulful conversation,

I encourage you to pick up Josh Wilson’s new album #ThatWasThenThisIsNow  and let it inspire your heart to say YES to what God’s calling you to do.



Be real

Four Movements To Be Yourself and Be At Rest

By On August 13, 2015

I stood there. The door had slammed in front of me. It didn’t matter what I said or what I did. What mattered was that she was mad. I would have to… Read More

Screen Shot 2015-08-10 at 11.15.57 AM

7 Promises from God for When You Feel Troubled

By On August 10, 2015

We live in a world that is good at problem solving. Have a problem, just Google your question and a slew of search results offer you a different approach. Our world rewards productivity… Read More

Each of us is created with beauty in mind, to reflect God's artistic imprint.

Why It’s Good to Waste Some Time To Feed Your Soul

By On August 6, 2015

It was our second playdate. Technically, it was my four-year-old son CJ’s playdate.  I was there visiting with his mom at the breakfast table, sipping water. I had just met my mommy… Read More


Break Free of Stress & Refresh Your Soul (An ebook Sale $1.99)

By On August 2, 2015

Looking for a mid-summer read to refresh your soul?   Today, my publisher Revell is offering a Special Limited $1.99 ebook Sale for my book Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest! … Read More

Joy may feel risky but joy is God-centered.

Is Your Joy Safe? 3 Misconceptions about Joy

By On July 30, 2015

We all long to experience joy. Do we opt for safe joy when Jesus offers full joy? When I was a little girl, I didn’t wear that many dresses. On the occasions… Read More

The spiritual gift of encouragement is no lesser just because it is hidden.

Feeling Invisible? Let Encouragement In

By On July 23, 2015

One time, when I was little, I played a game. Grandparents, aunts and uncles were all visiting that weekend. The house was packed. I don’t know why I came up with the… Read More

The beauty of the faith journey isn't measured by how far you’ve walked on the journey of life; it lies in Who you’ve been walking with.

Why Your Best Days Are Ahead of You

By On July 16, 2015

When we’re tempted to look back and think our best days are behind us, God knows better. Every once in a while, I like to clean out my closets and drawers. Like… Read More

Our something better isn't a plan. Our something better is a Person.

Face What You Fear To Live A Significant Life

By On July 9, 2015

What does it mean to have faith?  God values faith in ways we least expect. I never used to be afraid. I was all faith. Or so I thought. I had enough… Read More


5 Whispers to Set Your Heart Free from Perfectionism

By On July 6, 2015

“Faith is a verb described as a noun.” ~ William Backus I was sitting there on my bed, tethered to the wall — unable to freely move around the house — by an… Read More

KLove Stars & Stripes Challenge

Why I Wish I Was a Solider: A Stars and Stripes July 4th Challenge: Be God’s Light

By On July 3, 2015

I cried reading the news. I read about the Charleston Shooting at the AME church, killing nine people in a prayer meeting — one of which is a pastor — and a tenth… Read More


How Ordinary You Holds Extraordinary Value

By On July 2, 2015

Faith isn’t faith until Jesus is all you’re holding onto. I didn’t think I had much left. I was past my prime. I’m not talking about my age. I’m speaking in Marlon… Read More

buy your copy today







Subscribe to my Blog

Subscibe Form Here….


Because some days you need a double shot of faith