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I’m in it for the wild ride

Tell us about your style:

Oooh I love this question! Colour colour colour! I have no rules, if I feel like wearing something, I’m gonna jolly well wear it! There are times when I have to shake off some pre-assumed judgements of what people (girls) might think of me and then I try to carry on wearing what I love that makes me (and only me!)  feel good.

Girls, if you want to wear heels on a Tuesday, you should do it too. Game changer. They make me feel like I could change the world ?????

What are you doing right now?:

I’ve just finished my diploma in childcare and now I am nannying and working in a cafe to save some ??.

I have lots of passions and frustrations that I’m working out at the moment. Mostly to do with young people and the epic revival that’s started! I know I have them for a reason however I’m in the process of learning why I have them and what God’s asking me to do about them. I’m not sure what my future looks like but I am guaranteed a good’n if I stick to His plan. 

What worship song do you have on repeat?:

At the moment, my favourite worship song is (so embarrassingly) my dad’s song, 

‘Give thanks for a broken heart’. It is a sum up of the journey me and my family have been on recently and it reminds me of how kind God is throughout all of life.

We’d love to hear about what adventures do you want to go on with Jesus?:

Wow. Goodness me. I’m just in it for the wild ride. Hoping that I’m being obedient to God’s plan, and go wherever he wants me to go. But in terms of what I want, yikes. I would love to be a young person talking to young people about Jesus and how important it is to stay faithful to him. I’m not sure what that looks like yet though ?

I realise that we’ve normalised the idea that  young people come away from God during their teens then come back to faith when they’re adults. I refuse that normal for Generation X, my generation. That time is the most crucial, so if you’re a young person reading, stick with it!! Grin and bear the comments and the mocking. I know how cruel people can be, even teachers. God says ‘Don’t loose your grip on Love and Loyalty’ 

So keep loving people and stay loyal to him because I bet your bottom dollar your gonna thank yourself later. 

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Understand yourself

Tell us about your style:

“I used to work in the fashion industry and have a wardrobe full of gifts of designer frocks, coats and hats. Sadly this was before I understood what suited me! I’m now a fully signed up charity shopper, committed to not buying new (except shoes and underwear) as I’m understanding the toxic impact of fashion on the environment. My style, if I have one, tends to be ‘less is more’, with a focus on plain, natural fabric and shape, aspiring to Italian chic (with the addition of trainers or brogues).  I don’t often succeed!”

What are you doing right now:

“I work for Resurgo, a charity that transforms the lives of those facing some of the greatest social challenges in the UK. I’m passionate about the power of the individual – everyone can make a difference in some way and lots of small daily actions have a huge impact over a lifetime. The courage to carry on always inspires me.”

What worship song do you have on repeat?:

“’Nothing but the Blood of Jesus’ Guvna B”

Something you have learnt that you would like to have told your younger self:

“Understand yourself.  Stop and look and listen to what you enjoy, gravitate to, comes naturally and also what you struggle with. Listen to those who know you well. This will help guide the big decisions and help understand who you were made to be.”

“This is something I’m still learning…”

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Learning to say no

Tell us about your style:

Fashion isn’t my forte and my style is definitely a mishmash, but I do love anything colourful, even if it doesn’t necessarily ‘go’. My must-haves are a pair of gold hoops, a baggy pastel jumper and literally anything @lucyandyak

What are you doing right now:

I’m on my exchange year studying in Tokyo and feasting on sushi to my heart’s content.

 

What worship song do you have on repeat?:

I am in no way perfect, nor is my faith, so if I am honest I haven’t been the best at listening to worship recently, never mind having anything on repeat, but when I have dipped in I’ve gravitated to some of the oldies I grew up with like “Mighty to Save”. My favourite of all time is “We Dance” by Steffany Gretzinger – an instant tearjerker.

We’d love to hear something transformational God has done in your life:

Last year was a year of God teaching me to find my worth in Him. This year He has been challenging me not only to know my worth; but to act in alignment with it in my everyday life. Such as learning to be kinder to myself, getting better at saying ‘no’ to things which don’t line up with my priorities and having more confidence to chase the dreams He has placed in my heart. He has been reassuring me that it is okay that I don’t always feel like I can keep up with the speedy machine of life and take things at the pace that He has graced me for in this season. I can rest and trust in the fact it is Him that will get me wherever I need to be. This has given me so much more freedom to slow down and enjoy the little adventures each day brings.

 

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How God loves on me

Tell us about your style:

A work in progress! Post pregnancy I have found it can be hard to find things that suit me and make me feel comfortable in my new body. I’m working on finding staple pieces that I can wear again and again with the occasional bold piece and learning to make accessories my friend. I’m a BIG fan of the head scarf/ big hoops combo.

What are you doing right now:

A few different things! I am worship pastor for my church with my husband but I stay at home with our twin girls whilst doing work at home both for church and in network marketing. I’m also trying to write more blogs, share about my journey with anxiety, and day to day life with twins!

What worship song do you have on repeat?

My husband and I wrote a song called ‘You are with me’, there’s a line in it ‘no, I will not allow my fear to take control, for you are with me.’ I’m having to cling to this daily and remember that my God is with me and HE is in control. I also have Amanda Cook’s Album ‘House on a Hill’ on repeat!

We’d love to hear something transformational God has done in your life:

There are countless things that I could tell you about but my favourite things are when he just quietly, gently provides for me. Whether that’s some money through the door, or an encouraging word from a friend, I love that he gives me good things even when I haven’t asked. It’s the daily, consistency of a loving father that transforms me the most.

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Taking small steps to save the planet

Tell us about your style

Comfort is 100% what I’m all about. I love chucking on jeans and a tee and being ready for whatever. I also love dressing down dresses with trainers!

What are you passionate about?

My growing passion is working towards being plastic free and taking small steps to save our planet. Even though I’m not perfect, I know that the tiny things I’m altering in my life are part of a massive change going on.

I’ve been really working hard on changing my lifestyle, from being waste-free on my period, only buying loose fruit and vegetables, making my own oat milk and much more. I’m sharing these experiences on my blog (www.leahfelton.com/blog) to show others out there that it is simple, easy and can be done on a budget.

What worship song do you have on repeat?

I’ve had “You Say” by Lauren Daigle literally on repeat every evening.

We’d love to hear something transformational God has done in your life.

I’ve been working with God on transforming the way I think about myself. As a growing women, it’s so difficult to not compare yourself to others. I absolutely love Instagram but, it’s also my biggest downfall. I constantly look at accounts I strive to be like and then look at mine and think “why don’t I have that many followers?” and “why aren’t I in a job I love and am passionate about?”.

It’s a work-in progress but; I’m learning to bring everyone of these thoughts to God. And by doing so, it’s transforming my inner-self to something beautiful and so much more powerful than I ever imagined. Learning to see myself as God’s sees me seriously something wonderful. I am me and I am uniquely perfect in God.