Laura Swain {S3 E17}

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This week, Laura Swain joins us on the podcast! In this episode, Laura shares about breaking the cycle of striving to be better and how only the cross and the blood of Jesus are able to break it. She encourages us that we don't have to come to prayer trying to be 'good enough' or have fancy words, but that we simply need to come and just ask. "His answers to our prayers and His coming through for us doesn't depend on how eloquent we are or how holy we are. God hears our feeble prayers."

Laura wants to live in a world where her kids sleep until 8am. When she's not outside in the garden, you can find her on the floor reading with her kids. 

Her favorite passage in the Bible right now is 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 (NIV), which ends with: "And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."

Podcast Navigation: 

01:00 Getting To Know Laura
04:00 'With'ness: Being With God & People
08:00 Breaking The Cycle
13:00 He Hears
19:00 The Value Of Being Still
25:00 The Goodness In Praying Specifically
32:00 Shame, Perfectionism, Putting Prayer In A Box
34:00 Just. Ask.
45:00 More In The Word, More In Prayer
48:00 God's Desire For Good
56:00 Laura's Prayer

On this episode, Laura and Jillian 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.