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Sister Interview: Kelly Balarie

There is a difference between the absence of fear and being “fearless”. Kelly Balarie talks to The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast about what it means to fear just a little bit less with each decision and step, how worry and anxiety are rooted in fear, and how fear prevents us from loving others well. We hear about Kelly’s journey to overcoming fear and about that one time her husband took her out to dinner and asked her what she was doing with her life. Kelly’s book Fear Fighting was featured on The Today Show when Kathy Lee Gifford chose it as one of her favorite things of 2016! (Let’s give a sisterhood cheer for that!)

Kelly says if God is love, Satan is fear. We must fight fear because it prevents us from living in God’s freedom. We spend our time worrying about what we can’t control instead of living in God’s immediate grace. In this episode we cover the difference between saying “I’m sorry” and “Will you forgive me?”, the importance of teaching our children forgiveness, and how living in grace can help us fight fear in our own heads. We also cover asking restaurants for their recipes, how a sunset top’s off any moment and the ways different translations of the Bible speak to us in fresh language.

Please join us for this interview that is in true Open Door Sisterhood spirit, part inspirational, part practical, as we tackle the topic of fear and how it can manifest itself in different ways. And you don’t want to miss the creamed corn discussion. Because who doesn’t love some creamed corn goodness?

Catch up with Kelly on her website, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

You can hear our interview with Kelly over on iTunes. Just click over and join us.

Some things you heard mentioned in our conversation with Kelly include:

Kelly’s book Fear Fighting: Awakening Courage to Overcome Fears

Chunky Monkey ice cream

Biblegateway

The Message

The Voice

The dual translation Bible Alex uses

The journaling Bible Krista has

The Ritz restaurant and their creamed corn recipe:

Ingredients

1 1/2 T.  Butter
1 1/2 T. Flour
1/2 t. Salt
1 1/2 c. Whipping Cream
2 T. Sugar (or more, to taste)
1 t. Vanilla
3 c.  Frozen Whole Kernel Corn
Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

Start Cooking:
1.  Melt butter in saucepan
2.  Add flour & Salt, stirring to blend
3.  Slowly add whipping cream to the above
4.  Add sugar and corn, 1 tsp. vanilla
5.  Place in casserole dish and sprinkle with 1/4 c., or more if you like, freshly grated parmesan cheese.
6.  Brown under broiler until looks perfect!
Serve warm!  Enjoy!

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