Renee Swope is the best-selling author of A Confident Heart and a familiar voice Proverbs 31 Ministries Radio Show, where she served as co-host with Lysa TerKeurst and Executive Director of the ministry for over 20 years.

Renee has been married to J.J. for 25 years, and they have three kids: Joshua (23), Andrew (20), and their daughter Aster (10), who their family adopted from Ethiopia in 2009, and their new daughter-in-love, Brandi.

In our interview with Renee, she opens up about the risks she has taken in her life in order to pursue radical obedience.

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She shared more encouragement there and on social media through Instagram:

To learn more about Collected Workshops email Collected workshops are centered on worship, restorative creativity, and designated time for reflection, evaluation, and setting intentions. We provide a safe environment for practicing low-stakes creative risk-taking that will spur participants on to have the grit and courage to embrace their gifting and step further into their calling.

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This episode of The Collected Podcast was recorded and edited by Landon and Mickey Howard of Howard Photo + Film.