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Abundant Life: You Were Made for More Podcast

John 10:10 is a promise fulfilled.  Jesus came down to Earth so that we would have life – and have it abundantly!

We pray that every Church would have:

• Teenagers knowing and believing who they were created to be – because our identity changes everything!

• Youth groups that discuss issues such as sexuality and relationships with teens.

• Parents equipped to create safe spaces for teens to wrestle with the differences between our culture & our faith.

• Students who have been set free by the power of the Gospel and understand how the Good News equips us to fully live out our earthly relationships.

So, buckle up as we take this journey and  look at what God has to say about friendships, relationships, sexuality, dating, and ALL the things in between.

We are so glad you’re here!

Episode 12: Adoption and Loving the Orphan (With Ebie Hepworth)

In this episode, Sammie sits down and talks to Ebie Hepworth; Ebie has a vulnerable and relatable heart that has allowed her to encourage countless women across the globe. You may know her from serving with an organization called Wipe Every Tear for five year, where she has the opportunity to be a part of bringing freedom and restoration to women trafficked in the sex trade. She's the author of a 30-day devotional, Fearless Girl, and is in the process of writing her second book!

Ebie is a woman passionate about cultivating healthy family, adoption, speaking identity and truth into women, and throwing away our masks so we can be honest about where we are at. She's the CEO and "Chief Dreamer" at Fearless Co, an organization that cultivates a movement of women unhindered by fear. She's a wife to her husband, Zac, and a mother to their two beautiful children, Birdie and Asa.

In this episode, we talk about her love story with her husband, her journey with infertility, and the international adoption story that God has authored for her family and how she is really all about loving the orphans like we are called to do in Scripture (even though she's in her mid-20's!). I love Ebie's heart, and I really think her family is a beautiful testament to how God writes more beautiful stories than we could even imagine, even in the hard moments! If you're curious about adoption, why it's important, or maybe you're thinking about adopting one day yourself, this conversation is something you don't want to miss.

Here are some things we mention in the episode:
• Ebie's book, Fearless Girl
Fearless Co.
Ebie's Website and Instagram
If Ebie's story touched you, please join me in praying for favor and healing over her family!

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Episode 11: Living Unaltered: What Does Purity Really Mean? (With Zach Verrett)

On this episode of the You Were Made for More podcast, Sammie talks with Zach Verrett. Zach is currently living in Austin, TX working for Austin Stone Community Church as part of their Connections ministry, and he's a magnetic, Jesus-loving, drive guy, who is serving the Kingdom with everything He has. Zach has a passion for relationships and seeing young men and women live into the life that Jesus has called them to, which is why he spent a number of years touring around the country bringing a message of purity to MS and HS students with the Unaltered Tour (formerly known as the Silver Ring Thing).

I'm so excited for you guys to hear what he's learned about purity, and how it really is an IDENTITY, instead of a goal.

If Zach's wisdom hit home in your heart, visit his website or follow him on Instagram to keep up with how he's serving and what he's learning!

Be sure to stay up to date with Abundant Life: You Were Made for More by visiting our blog, or, send guest recommendations to us! If you liked what you heard, remember to give us a star rating and leave a review, so we know what you're loving!

We love y'all! Thanks for tuning in, and don't forget to follow us on social media:

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Episode 10: Daily Truth to Face the Lies We Battle (With Courtney Wilson)

In this episode, Sammie chats with author Courtney Wilson, about the message in her book, It Is Written: Daily Truth to Face the Lies We Battle, and how to grab hold of our God-given identities. Courtney is passionate about sharing the Truth that's rooted in Scripture about who we are and developing dreams of this generation. Courtney's the founder of Trailblazer Journals, an online community that believes this generation is called to be trailblazers in the culture we're in. She's also the founder of the Little Creative Company, a small design agency dedicated to helping non-profits, Christian organizations, churches and dreamers develop their brand, websites, and dreams.

I'm thankful for Courtney's heart and her passion as she leads this movement of trailblazing for the glory of God, and I hope that through this conversation, you're reminded that God has a purpose for YOU in the midst of whatever season you're in.

Here are some things we mentioned in this episode: 

Here's Court's website & Instagram (@courthopewilson) so you can follow along with her journey!

Be sure to stay up to date with Abundant Life: You Were Made for More by visiting our blog, or send guest recommendations to us! If you liked what you heard, remember to give us a star rating and leave a review, so we know what you're loving!

We love y'all! Thanks for tuning in, and don't forget to follow us on social media:

Episode 9 - A Love Story of Dating, Engagement, & Marriage with Rachel & Thomas Awetry

In this episode, Sammie has a conversation with Rachel and Thomas Awetry; two people who love Jesus, are chasing after Him, and just happen to have met in their high school youth group. Now, after years of dating and pursuing one another, they've been married for three years and share what they've learned through the love story that God has given them.

Rachel and Thomas live in Birmingham, Alabama, where they attend Church of the Highlands; Rachel spends her days sharing tips, tricks, and truth on social media through her blog and her podcast, Behind the Bliss. Thomas spends his days as a member of the Alabama Air National Guard, along with travelling and adventuring since he has his pilot's license! They also have a precious pup named Remi! They're full of energy, wisdom, and their love for one another shines through in my conversation with them.

We talk about so many things, ranging from how to keep Christ at the center of your relationship, how to trust Him even when things don't seem to be going your way, sexual purity + repentance, tips for engagement, all the way to how to champion one another in marriage and cultivate a friendship along with romance.

Here's some things we mentioned in this episode:

Rachel's Website
Behind the Bliss Podcast

To check out everything happening in their work, family, and life, head on over and follow @rachel.awetry or @thomasawetry on Instagram!

Be sure to stay up to date with Abundant Life: You Were Made for More by visiting our blog, or, send guest recommendations to us! If you liked what you heard, remember to give us a star rating and leave a review, so we know what you're loving!

We love y'all! Thanks for tuning in, and don't forget to follow us on social media:

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Episode 8 - "The Body Keeps The Score:" An Inside Look at Trauma (With Dana Henry)

In this episode, Sammie interviews Dana Henry, a counselor and pastor's wife from Sewickley, PA, who has dedicated her Kingdom calling to helping people find freedom from their traumas, so that they may live abundantly in their relationships. Dana has experience professionally handling traumas, as well as experience in doing the hard work of personal healing herself. If you want a run-down on what trauma is, and how the body scientifically responds to trauma, this is for YOU! We're so thankful for Dana's testimony and her willingness to share her story.

Here's some things we mentioned in this episode: 

Be sure to stay up to date with Abundant Life: You Were Made for More by visiting our blog and send guest recommendations to us! If you liked what you heard, remember to give us a star rating and leave a review, so we know what you're loving!

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