There are challenging and difficult times in life - how should we deal with them? Hear Julie's incredibly inspiring story of adversity and how the challenges in our lives can in fact be soul enriching. A moving and powerful conversation.
Our guests: Anne Winckel has worked in education, legal recruitment and runs her own executive search business - Delta Partners. Anne also wrote Time Poor Soul Rich, to help the inescapably busy develop a rich soul.
Anne’s book features the stories of many inspiring women. And today we’re privileged to be joined by one of these women, Julie. Julie’s story appears in the book, in the chapter on adversity.
This Bigger Questions episode is a re-release of Episode 26 (recorded under the show's former title, hence the absence of episode number).
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Bigger questions asked in the conversation
So there is a sense in which sport is self inflicted adversity. So I thought I’d test you with a quick quiz on, ‘How well do you know endurance races’?
Adversity - Julie’s story
Chinmoy taught that the fatigue, stress and injuries they face in the race, represent the challenges we have to overcome in life. Now we meet a woman who seems like she’s run a 5,000km race. Julie. Do you feel that you run, or needed to run a 3,100 mile race?
Julie - tell us your story. What happened?
The Bible's answer
I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:10-13
Did you resonate with the experience of Paul here?
The Big Question
So Anne, Julie - adversity - how can we overcome the crises in our lives?