Hey YALL! Happy April!
I hope and I pray your month has gotten off to a wonderful start! I have been a little MIA lately, but it’s because I had so undergo some major reconstruction from the Lord. I had to sit down, be taught and just listen to what God is saying to me in this season of my life. He has spoken and I have obeyed.
I will share more about that in the coming days! But right now, let’s get into this month’s podcast!
It’s all about learning how to rest as Christian creatives. You may think, “I know how to rest", or “I don’t need to rest, I’ve got too much to do,” if that’s you - stick around!
As a wife, mom and 100% creative — I have been where some of you are, BURNT OUT! So, I am taking all the notes I can about learning how to rest.
I’m so excited about Ashlee and Kelli Wright, they are my special guests this month!
Ashlee Wright and Kelli Wright are sisters-in-law and co-founders of Charlotte-based Creative Collected, which exists to cultivate healthy creativity through rest and wellness. Alongside their online platforms, they host local gatherings called Wellness Collected that focus on mind, body, and spirit health. Kelli, a mom of two under two, is a gifted writer, worship leader, and mom-preneur. Along with creating content and casting vision for CC, Kelli and her husband, Josh, create handmade home decor items for their Etsy shop: Farmhouse Collected.
Ashlee's collaborative nature brought legs to CC in 2017 and day to day she travels as a Speaker, leading workshops on the topic of Whole Health. Ashlee and her husband, Brandon, love to travel and discover as much as possible. Individually graced for this pioneering ministry, Kelli encourages the spirit and Ashlee equips the mind.
Their heart for ministry is inspired by the teaching of Jesus Christ, "come to me all who are weary and heavily burdened and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
On this episode these sisters are are going to finally break down the difference between self care and truly resting in Jesus Christ, they will share with me their personal creative strengths and how God is using that to impact those around them, and lastly they will shed light on how God is using their unique ministry to teach Charlotte creatives on how to pursue mental, emotional and spiritual health.
Listen to show #12 on iTunes or listen right here:
What Kelli’s reading: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
What Ashlee’s reading: Kill the Spider: Getting Rid of What’s Really Holding You Back by Carlos Whittaker
What Kelli is listening to: As you find me - Hillsong UNITED | Promises Never Fail - Bethel Music | This Is A Move - Bethel Music
What Ashlee is listening to: Confident - Steffany Gretzinger
What scripture/devotional is ministering to Kelli: New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional by Paul David Tripp| Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
What scripture/devotional is ministering to Ashlee: The Message: Solo - An Uncommon Devotional by Eugene H. Peterson | Hebrews 6:10-12
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