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Sister Interview: Mo Isom

Mo Isom was a Division I college soccer player when she asked God to wreck her life. And that’s exactly what he did. Mo was playing goalkeeper for Louisiana State University, her father had recently taken his own life and she was pondering the purpose in hers. She found herself upside down (literally!) in her car. The overwhelming encounter she had with God in the minutes immediately following this severe car accident gave her new eyes to see the life in front of her.

As a senior at LSU, she found herself in another whirlwind of sorts when she decided to be the first female to try out for an SEC football team. Whether a car crash or media storm, Mo learned to hold onto God in the middle of it, focusing in on her character, obedience and trust through every step. In this interview we hear Mo’s story, her desire to go where God sends and her family life now.

We laughed through this great conversation, immediately feeling a kinship with Mo and we know you will too. Her open, straight talk immediately lets you know she is not holding back. We are sure you will love this episode of The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast.

You can find Mo at her website, on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

Listen to our conversation with Mo here.

Some things you heard mentioned on the show:

Louisiana State University

The Ellen Show

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan

Mo’s book Wreck My Life: Journeying From Broken to Bold

“3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”Romans 5:3-5

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33

Passion City Church

Louie and Shelley Giglio

Two of Mo’s favorite recipes:

Ginger’s Chicken Divine
STEP 1:
Cut 1 package boneless chicken breast into 1” cubes
Stir fry chicken quickly in oil on high heat
Remove from pan, clean out oil and return chicken to pan
Allow to simmer gently on low heat in 1/4 cup white wine for 5 min.
Drain chicken
STEP 2:
Gather 2-3 bunches of fresh broccoli florets OR 16 oz. bag of frozen broccoli
Remove stems and cut into bite-sized pieces
Steam broccoli for 3-5 min until tender crisp (should still be bright green!)
STEP 3:
Spray 9×13 casserole dish with Pam
Alternate layers of chicken and broccoli in pan
STEP 4:
Mix together the following ingredients—
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 cup cream
2-3 tsp. curry powder (you may combine several types: regular, hot, garam masala, etc.)
1/4 tsp. Lawry’s seasoned salt
1/8 tsp. pepper (optional)
Pour all over chicken and broccoli
STEP 5:
Sprinkle with 1 cup shredded cheddar or cheddar jack cheese
Heat in oven at 350 until cheese melts and sauce is bubbly and hot
(roughly 15-20 min)
Delicious served over rice!
Miah’s Magic Pancakes
(Mo says, “I would eat these over ANY restaurant pancake, ANY day of the week…but I also may be a little bias because I see the smokin’ hot man who prepares them.”)
1 scoop Pamela’s Gluten-Free Baking & Pancake Mix
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 egg
dash of vanilla
1 tbsp. melted coconut oil
(optional–add blueberries or chocolate chips or whatever other yummy add-in you would like!)
Blend batter with a hand mixer until thoroughly combined
Ladle out 1/3 c. per pancake and cook on non-stick skillet set at 300*
Flip
Enjoy! (With a little all-natural syrup, grass-fed butter, or peanut butter of course!)

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