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Sister Interview: Katie Westenberg

Fear God, Live Brave. These are the principles that guide Katie Westenberg’s daily decisions. What does it mean to have courage? Is it the absence of fear? How about the fear of God? What does that look like? Though heavy questions, Katie examines them within the context of her small town, mom of four life which not only helps us understand the concepts, but shows us how she is living them out. Author of the popular blog, I Choose Brave, our conversation with Katie is one you won’t want to miss.

We hear about Katie’s loss of a child in utero, how grief played out in the months that followed, what it’s like to live in the same small town where she grew up, why she chose to homeschool her kids, and the life she imagined as a high school student. From book recommendations to her family’s favorite summer cake recipe (sure to be a kid favorite since soda pop is involved) to how she schedules her homeschooling days, this episode is full of both the practical and the inspirational.

We are always looking for sisters to spur us on. Katie has been one of those women in our lives and we are thrilled to share her with the larger sisterhood. If you are looking for inspiration to do a hard thing and next steps for moving toward courage, this is the interview for you.

You can connect with Katie on her website, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.

You can hear Katie’s interview here

A few things mentioned on the show:

Podcast Episode 30: How to Journey Through Grief and Loss

Bible quizzing

The Rizers

Seeds Family Worship

Miller Family Stories

Here In His Love: Genesis

Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Everybody Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People by Bob Goff

Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World by Bob Goff

Ruth Soukup

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable the Way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

Revelation Wellness

Pioneer Woman iced coffee

Katie Blackburn’s blog Just Enough Brave

Popcake – she said there isn’t a recipe – just follow the direction Katie gives at the end of the podcast!

Instant Pot


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