On this episode of the More to Be Podcast, Elisa Pulliam is joined by fellow author and friend, Jen Schmidt, for the Unblinded Faith Series, inspired by Elisa’s newest devotional book, Unblinded Faith: Gaining Spiritual Sight Through Believing God’s Word.
Meet Jen Schmidt
For the last decade, Jen Schmidt has been encouraging, challenging, and cheering on women to embrace both the beauty and bedlam of their everyday lives on her popular lifestyle blog, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. With a variety of topics—from easy dinner ideas and personal finance to leaving a legacy—Jen equips others to live life to its fullest, reminding them it’s the little things that really are the big things in life.
A popular speaker, worship leader and founder/host of the annual Becoming Conference, Jen shares with humor and authenticity as she invites others to join her on this bumpy, beautiful life journey. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, five children, a few too many animals, and an available sofa for anyone who needs it. Connect with Jen on Facebook and check out her book, Just Open the Door.
In this episode, Be the Open Door, Jen shares how she’s inherited a mindset and habit of biblical hospitality, modeled by her parents. You’ll soon discover that both Jen and Elisa are passionate about opening the door not only to their homes but also their hearts, as they heed God’s leading to extend welcome and create a culture of community.
You’ll hear the practical ways they approach biblical hospitality, not getting distracted or derailed by what they can’t do, rather looking for what God can do. Grab your Bibles and open to 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16, for a fresh look at the idea of hospitality in a world desperate for community.
We’re called by God to simply extend welcome. – Jen
Inviting people into our homes is a vulnerable thing, but it’s God’s work. – JenThe best thing we can do is show up and offer what we have to give. Click To Tweet
We are more connected than ever before and lonelier than we’ve ever been. – Jen
Hospitality is not a gift, it is something we are to pursue . . . it is a command from God. – Jen
God is a God of order and creativity. – JenSatan is no fool. He's no dummy. Why change his strategy since it's working so well undermining us from connecting. - JenClick To Tweet
Nothing about Jesus is ordinary. – Jen
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