EP. 12: Feeling Out of Place (with Amy Boucher Pye)
27 min

Whether it’s a big move, the end of an important relationship, or a child going off to school, we have all experienced transition. On this episode of God Hears Her, Eryn and Elisa host author Amy Boucher Pye and discuss how God led her through a major life transition of her own. And through Amy’s experience, there may be some helpful ideas for the rest of us for the next time we enter a season of transition.

Bio of guest: 

Amy Boucher Pye is a writer and speaker and an American living in London. She writes devotional thoughts for several publications including Our Daily Bread and is the author of the award-winning Finding Myself in Britain and The Living Cross.

Notes and Quotes: 

  • “We as Americans are so isolated about the reality of our global church.”
  • “I knew that my calling was not my work. But, oh boy, when you’re not working you’re like ‘who am I, and where is God?’”
  • “As women . . . we mistake roles for identity, and it gets really confusing. You have to remember who you are, and how God sees you. Realize that my identity is not the role, the role was a place I was invited to serve. ”
  • “During the tender times when stresses and insecurities are high, make sure your relationship with God is very solid.” 
  • “Pray and ask God for friends, but then also do your part in that. Sometimes it’s making a plan or joining a crafting group.”
  • “One of the best pieces of advice I have been given is to ‘invest by owing.’ Instead of being the answer woman, invite somebody else to help you. Then somebody else is going to feel valued and necessary; and you will have a beautiful, mutual exchange. ”
  • “Sometimes we have to relinquish something so God can give it back in another way.”
  • Note: Though I walk through _____, God is with me.
  • “All of us are in transition, where things we depend on are stripped away. So look for the green.”

Links/Books/Resources Mentioned In Show: 

Verses Mentioned in Show: 

  • Psalm 23:4 NIV Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
  • Psalm 23:2 NIV  He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters.
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Sarah Young
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