No matter what your life looks like right now, you have strengths to be used for a purpose greater than yourself.

Today’s guest, Andrea Howey, shares her own story of how God revealed a hidden talent during the hardest season of her life. In an effort to embolden her faith she began hand-writing Scripture. After a Google search she discovered this gift had a name: hand-lettering.  Now God is using her gift to bless thousands daily through her Instagram posts.


The more Andrea leaned into the goodness of the Lord and His Word the less the grip of grief held her down. She found His word has power to bring hope, courage, grace to life.

“His breath is still warm on the page”

In this episode Andrea and I chat about her story. She speaks words of encouragement over anyone following a new path God has for them. We discuss grief, in its many forms. And praying boldly for healing while staying secure in God’s ultimate plan for us and those we love.

And I can’t wait for you to check out Andrea’s fabulous work over on Instagram. . .



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What we chat about:

  • How Andrea’s faith was challenged and how Scripture strengthened her.
  • How her hand lettering ministry came out of a tragedy.
  • Giving people space to grieve in their own ways.
  • How to live by faith in the moment-by-moment of trials.
  • Andrea’s transition from her full-time job to her new hand-lettering business.
  • How God has a designed a place for you and your talent.
  • Encouragement for the introvert to allow God’s grace to pull you forward.

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