How God Can Turn a Hard Season Into A Calling with Lisa Appelo | Ep 55
Today I’m talking with Lisa Appelo about her tragic story of suddenly becoming a widow with 7 children and how God ended up using this hard season of her life to fuel her calling to help others endure grief and hardships.
In this episode, we talk about her story of loss and moving forward. Then we talk about how she realized that God was calling her to use this hard season to help others. We cover topics like being obedient to God’s call on your life (even when you would’ve picked a different option), the importance of niching down, blogging as a business model, and becoming a published author to reach and serve her audience.
There is so much goodness in this episode!
So I really hope that her story inspires you today either from the perspective of someone going through something really hard and you don’t know how it’ll turn out OR as someone wondering where God is calling you as you see how God used a tragedy in Lisa’s life to actually be her calling in business and ministry.
About Lisa Appelo
After going to sleep a happily married woman and waking up a bereaved widow and single mother of seven, Lisa provides biblical encouragement for all who grieve—whether over the loss of a loved one, a job, a dream, financial stability, etc. She now manages a community of writers and those moms who, like her, are widowed. And her calling is to encourage them. Lisa likes to say that the next phase of your life after unexpected loss is not God’s Plan B for your life, but the opening to Chapter Two.
As a member of Widow Mama Collective, a Facebook community for young
widows, she helps women find hope in the hard places of loss. A popular
blogger, Lisa loves seeing women flourish in the strength of God’s
promises. Learn more at https://lisaappelo.com. You’ll also find more information about her latest book Life Can Be Good Again: Putting Your World Back Together After It All Falls Apart
More resources to help you confidently pursue your calling:
>> Clarity Coaching: To confidently say “yes!” to what God is calling you to do, you need to know what it is He’s calling you to. If you’re stuck and can’t seem to move forward with starting your business or actually quitting your job, then you need clarity about your calling so you can move forward with confidence. Book a call today at www.mamawithacalling.com/coaching
>> Community: Join me in the Mama With A Calling Facebook group and other like-minded faith-fueled women all pursuing their calling of having purposeful and profitable online businesses. Monthly challenges, coaching and more.
>> Blog: Check out Mama With A Calling for more resources and information to help you in all areas from leaving your job to starting your business