EP 23: It's Okay to Not Be Okay with Lauren Gilliam

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SUMMARY

Today’s guest is Lauren Gilliam.

Y’all, this girl’s got heart! She is a caregiver in every sense of the word. She’s mothered two precious souls through foster care and successfully advocated for their reunification. She’s poured years of energy and love into inner city ministries and OKC schools. She’s cared for family members battling disease and walked through trauma with abused & neglected students. Lauren is SO strong. But she’d also be the first to say “It’s okay to not be okay.”

In today’s episode, Lauren speaks on living in the tension between strength & sorrow. She talks about trusting in the goodness of God and how sweet it is to know that His heart breaks with ours over this world. It’s so good, guys.

Lauren’s love of literacy and Groundhog Day are a few things you’re going to want to hear more about! Can’t wait for you to listen in & meet Lauren.

 

 


PHOTOS FROM LAUREN’S STORY


EXTRA Q&A

What music are you listening to and loving lately?

  • I really, REALLY love Broadway musicals. Lately, I’ve been rocking old Rodgers and Hammerstein like Carousel and Oklahoma!

What's the most influential book you've ever read? (besides the Bible)

  • The Connected Child by Karyn B. Purvis, Ph.D. (This book gave so much insight into walking through trauma with kids.)


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SPECIAL THANKS