Aug 18, 2021 | Podcast, The Living Room

066: Best of TLR with Katherine Wolf

“You can survive anything if you’ll redefine everything…”

Today’s Best of The Living Room Summer Series features Katherine Wolf and her book, Suffer Strong: How to Survive Anything by Redefining Everything.

Having overcome a massive brain stem stroke that nearly ended her life at the age of 26, Katherine is a living testimony that God’s grace is truly sufficient. She reminds us that God wants to help us pivot, persevere and overcome even our deepest trials so that we can truly live the life we’ve been given!

BONUS – Don’t miss your opportunity to win Katherine’s book bundled with books from all of the authors featured in The Best of the Living Room Summer Series plus a $75 Amazon Gift card! Find out how below.

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Important Takeaways from Show

  • Rather than holding on to what was, learn to embrace the new
  • Suffering can become a treasured gift that shapes your life in positive ways
  • Nothing can take away the peace, joy and all good things found in Christ (Psalm 84:11)
  • Joy is the secret weapon of the Christian life” – GK Chesterton
  • We get to take our worries to the foot of the cross rather than live with them
  • Until we surrender our unmet expectations, we cannot receive the gifts that God has for us
  • Walking through suffering with joy and perseverance can be one of the greatest testimonies
  • Decide what voices you will allow to speak into your life (who will be your “soul board of directors”?)
  • Live with gratitude and seek to recognize the good in every situation
  • Determine to establish your hope in the Lord
  • True hope is a future promise lived out now
  • “Hope is believing in advance what will only make sense in reverse” ~ Philip Yancey
  • What is true about God in the light is still true in your darkest moments
  • Receiving suffering can be a big part of living a life worthy of your calling (Ephesians 4:1)
  • The greatest things that God has done are inside of you (2 Corinthians 4:17)
  • God is always doing something new
  • When someone else is suffering, less words can be the best words
  • When one person suffers in a marriage, both truly suffer
  • A great marriage establishes true friendship and chooses to cheer one another on
  • God has given us everything we need to adapt, persevere and overcome (2 Peter 1:3)
  • Stop marinating in what you thought your life would look like and accept what your Good Father has allowed
  • Always trust that God is good and remember that He is able to redeem all things
  • True beauty is all about walking away from shame and discovering God’s voice

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Links from Show

Hope Heals: A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and an Overcoming Love

Suffer Strong: How to Survive Anything by Redefining Everything

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Giant Summer Giveaway

TLR Summer Giveaway 2021

Our contest is ending August 30th, so be sure to enter soon – and as many times as you like! You could win copies of all the books featured this summer – PLUS a $75 AMAZON GIFT CARD!!

Here’s how you do it…

  1. Listen to every episode – TLR 061 to TLR 066 
  2. Write down the secret hashtag mentioned at the end of the show – for example: #TLRgiveaway
  3. Share the episode on social media using its individual hashtag – get bonus points if you share ALL six episodes!!
  4. Each time you use the hashtag, you’ll get another entry
  5. On September 1st, we’ll search the hashtags and randomly draw a winner!

Thanks for helping us spread the news!!

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