Timelapse | Julie Swain {S5 E2}


This week on the podcast we welcome Julie Swain! When we first chatted with Julie she was about to embark on a journey to China to adopt for the second time! She also shared about her past of broken relationships and how that has enabled her to empathize with orphans. In our second talk with Julie, she shares about the joy and hardship of bringing her daughter home from China. Along with that, she also tells of a season of brokenness that her and her husband have been walking through and learning the importance of self-care because of it.

Julie Swain wants to live in a world where every child has a home in which hearts are healed by the Gospel alone. When she's not digging deep in the Word with her sisters at CCF or heading to classes for her social work masters degree, you can find her lovin’ on her family, enjoying the great outdoors, waiting at the bus stop for her cuties, swimming with the Swain Six, baking cookies, raking leaves while listening to Audrey Assad, or anything involving painting/writing/crafting for God’s glory.

Her favorite Scripture is 2 Corinthians 4:6-7, ESV: “For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.”

Podcast Navigation: 

01:00 Getting To Know Julie
04:00 The Beginning Of Adoption #2
13:00 Redeeming Cisterns
18:00 Light Shining Through Broken Cisterns
27:00 Eight Months Later...
34:00 Fighting Love
43:00 Response To Others
48:00 We Need To Hear From God

On this episode, Jillian and Julie talk about the following references and resources:

*Reference Disclaimer: All references made by podcast guests are of their own accord. The inclusion of references and resources by guests on the podcast does not equate to an endorsement of those resources from Dayton Women in the Word.