Feb 10, 2023
Blake Guichet, better known as the Girl Named Blake, is the host of the Confessions of a Crappy Christian Podcast, and the author of her book with a similar title, Confessions of a Crappy Christian Real-Life Talk About All the Things Christians Aren’t Sure We’re Supposed to Say and Why They Matter to God. Blake shares a little bit of her story of growing up at war with herself because she felt like she didn’t fit anywhere, and the journey of making her faith her own as she grew up. She began asking big questions like who is God really? Who does he say that I am? What have I culturally believed is true and what do I actually believe is true because God’s Word says its true?
In the middle of that season, she tried all the things that seemed like the next right step for a woman with a voice who loved Jesus, but hustle culture took a devastating toll on her mind, body, and heart. Then, the Lord had to meet her in that place and to trust Him and His timing to be the One who would lead her to what it meant to work and minister for His glory, and to live from her heart for Him from all the platforms He’s given her.
We talk about what it means to to have self confidence and also posses humility, and how to honor God in the way He designed us. Trying to peel away the stigmas that surround big topics everyone faces, and normalize Christians talking about mental health, shame, being female and maybe not the “typical” and “expected” Christian female, Blake’s reckoning with the Proverbs 31 woman, not the one from the tote bags, but the one that was written in the original language of scripture, all of it is on the docket, and you won’t want to miss it!
I hope that in this conversation you can find some piece of yourself in it. No matter how God made you, no matter whether you feel like you fit in or not, you matter to the Lord, and your story matters.
Connecting with Blake:
The Girl Named Blake Website : Home for all her services, the podcast, etc.
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John 1:16-The fullness of grace
Ecclesiastes 3-There is a time to tear down and to build
Gensis 32:22-32- Wrestling with the Lord
1 Corinthians 12- Spiritual Gifts
Genesis 31- Laban is angry at Jacob
Genesis 41:41-46-Joseph being elevated
Galatians 2:20-I died and it is Christ who lives in me
Philippians 4:8-9- (whaatever is true, whatever is lovely)
Colossians 3:3- You are hidden in Christ
Proverbs 31:10-31- The Proverbs 31 Woman
Judges 4-5- Deborah
Judges 4:17-21- Jael - the tent peg killer ;)
1 Corinthians 12:12-27- The body of Christ needs all its parts for it to work
Genesis 2-3- Eve
Ruth the Moabite
Gensis 12:11-13-Sarah- we’re gonna do what now?? (Just one example)
Genesis 6:22-Genesis 9- Noah’s wife
Gensis 19- Lot’s wife
Genesis 1:29-31- Eve was the crown of creation
Proverbs 7:4-23- If wisdom is a woman
1 Peter 4:10-God has gifts for me
Exodus 34:29-35- Moses’ face shining from encountering God’s glory
Esther 4:14- For such a time as this
Judges 6:36-40- Gideon putting out the fleece
Judges 6- ALL the signs Gideon asks for
Matthew 11:28-30-Come all you who are weary and heavy laden
Mark 6:30-34 - has sent the disciples out two by two, and then afterward, he pulled them away to rest
Exodus 31:15-Dishonoring the Sabbath has a severe punishment
1 Kings 19- Elijah- snack and a nap
Ecclesiastes 3:1-11- There’s a time to fight and a time to rest
Exodus 14:14- Let the Lord fight for you, be still
John 4:5-42- The woman at the well
Psalm 27:13- “What would have become of me had I not believed I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living?”
*Intro and Outro music is from audionautix.com