Cari Jenkins is a pastor to people who don’t have one. What does that mean? It means spending time with people, asking lots of questions, listening for God’s voice, and allowing her imagination to be used by God. In this beautiful conversation about growing in faith, Cari gives sisters freedom to look for God in the world by finding things that reflect his character.
With 20 years of local church experience, Cari uses her gifts and experience to make the Kingdom of God tangible. We talk about feelings and actions, looking for Jesus in places that feel untraditional or unconventional, how God brought her to the type of pastoring she does today, and how we recognize God’s voice when we know his character.
We hear about the unique community Cari lives in where she loves to host, redecorate daily, play often and create beauty. She aims annually to host over 500 people for meals in various forms and to encourage true hospitality in others. Cari says you are always welcome at her table and this episode of The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast feels like a dinner conversation you can take with you. Don’t miss our friend Cari.
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Some things you heard mentioned on the show:
Cari’s book: Listen and Live: Through the Gospel of John
Cari’s Sweet Potato Tacos
Makes 4 servings. Takes about 30 minutes
Ingredients: 2 large sweet potatoes diced, 1/2 red onion chopped, 1 bunch cilantro, 1/2-1 jalapeño, 1 TBLS olive oil, 1 tsp cumin (or to taste, I usually like a little more), salt and pepper to taste.
In a large pan, heat olive onion
Quotes from the show:
God’s character did not change because I didn’t get what I want in the form that I wanted it.
I don’t hold sorrow alone, but I hold sorrow coupled with joy.
My question has changed some, from God what do you want me to do? To what do you want me to see?
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