Episode 157: Paige Knudsen



Here we are, the week before Christmas and the last episode for 2018. And I can’t think of a better conversation than this one to leave you with this year. Paige Knudsen joins me around my table. She is one of those women that is further down the road from where I am so I lapped up this conversation like a puppy. She has been married nearly 20 years and they have 4 daughters between the ages of 17-25.

But Paige became a widow when she was 30 years old with 3 girls under the age of 3. In this conversation, she shares her journey. She talks about the importance to remember how God has shown up in the past and what that journey of loss was like. This episode is chocked full of goodness—of wisdom, encouragement and hope. I know you are going to enjoy it.

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Takeaways From Our Conversation:

  • Having a heart of gratitude for what God has walked us through before. You can borrow someone else’s story so that you can take that story of hope to affirm that God is faithful and that He meet you where you are.

  • “Being transparent is sharing where you’ve been but being vulnerable is sharing where you are.”

  • How timely this conversation is in talking about the importance of remembering. Remembering that God showed up and did something. Isn’t that what Christmas is all about? Remembering that God showed up. When all felt lost. When all felt silent. And all we as humans have ever wanted was to feel seen, heard and understood—God showed up.

  • We need to practice gratitude. She wants her girls to process life through a heart of gratitude and worship. One paves the road for the other to come in. They flow easily when we are in a season of abundance. That is different than choosing to be grateful when life doesn’t feel abundant—when life feels lacking.

  • Nothing takes God by surprise. His grace is present tense.

  • The power of dialog over your life—not to shame your former self and not to sabotage your future self. We can change the dialog of our heart.

Discussion Questions:

  • Think about being one step ahead of someone else, what advice would you give to a woman one step behind?

  • What is something that you have walked through that changed the trajectory of how you saw your everyday?

  • There is power in remembering. What is one way that God showed up in the past?

  • What is one thing you can do this week to remember?

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