WOMEN OF FAITH SHOW with ALITA REYNOLDS
Featuring Janet Paolicelli
Discovering God in a Fresh Way | Alita Reynolds & Janet Paolicelli
In life, we all face difficulties and challenges that can shake our faith and make us question our beliefs. Janet Paolicelli shares one such experience in today's show. Janet describes a betrayal she and her family went through with their church leaders, an experience that shattered her trust and made her question her faith. However, instead of giving up on her beliefs, Janet embarked on a journey to find God in this difficult time.
Janet's story resonates with many of us who have faced similar challenges within our faith communities. We often look up to church leaders and expect them to represent Christ. When they fail us or act in ways that contradict the teachings of the Bible, it can be deeply unsettling. Janet's experience highlights the importance of not placing our faith solely in the hands of others but seeking a personal relationship with God.
Janet's experience highlights habits' significant role in shaping our relationship with God. By prioritizing time in God's word and seeking His presence throughout the day, we can deepen our understanding of His character and align ourselves with His will. Janet's journey serves as a reminder that our faith should not be dependent on external factors or the actions of others but on our commitment to cultivate a close and continuous relationship with God. As we develop these habits, we open ourselves to a deeper experience of God's presence and guidance.
I am wildly cheering you on,
About Janet Paolicelli
Born in Canada, Janet is diplomatic, kind, and is passionate about truth, love, and transparency. She's a graduate of Beaverton High School in Beaverton, Oregon, and Multnomah University, in Portland, Oregon, with a degree in biblical education.
A successful home-school mother, she's artistic and loves writing. It's no surprise that their sons, Titus and Simeon, got so much of their grace and talent from her.
Janet loves speaking about the growing character vacuum in society, and how to resist it. She loves helping people gain a clear understanding of what it really means to love themselves, and how to become unoffendable in a world where so many take offense so quickly.
Timestamp Points to Listen for:
[00:03:35] Betrayal within a church.
[00:05:03] Questioning faith and church leaders.
[00:11:01] The Living Word.
[00:14:03] Real relationships with God.
[00:18:03] Hope in difficult circumstances.
[00:23:29] Seeking God's face.
[00:27:09] Meditating on God's law.
[00:30:25] Difficulties in life and character vacuum.
[00:34:19] Spending time with God.