Beloved Mess – HIRL Episode 109

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Free homeschool podcast interview with Kimm Crandall, author of the book Beloved MessTired of trying to make your family seem as if you’ve got it all together? Exhausted by external standards that seem unreachable or even crushing? 

The Christian life is not about being less of a mess. It’s about admitting that we need to be saved from trying to clean ourselves up. Guest Kimm Crandall frees you to live with the assurance that God loves you right here, right now. He’s not waiting for you to clean up your act before you’re worthy to come to him. In fact, he wants you to stop trying to fix the mess and allow him to wash it away.

Beloved Mess is an episode that is both thoughtful and healing to our weary, worn out souls.


:50 Fluff – Happy 4th of July
6:15 Beautiful Mess, Part 1
18:02 – Beautiful Mess, Part 2
32:02 –  The show is over. Contest Rules. Goodbye!


Recommended Resources:
Kimm Crandall – Beloved Mess

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Previous Episodes Mentioned:
Episode 34 – Christ in the Chaos

Music clips used on this episode:
A Beautiful Mess by Jason Mraz – buy it here on iTunes


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  1. Oh, boy. Needed this episode this week! Kendra, your honesty at 14:50 and following was greatly appreciated. And here I thought I was the only stinky, rebellious, resentful Christ-follower in the homeschooling world. 😉 Thanks to you and Fletch and your guests for all you share with us, helping us all keep it real!

    • Sabrina, I’m SO thankful for Jesus. For his righteousness. For God’s perfect love that I can never match. He’s beyond patient and He sticks with us through the seasons of weakness and wallowing. I’m beginning to see the forest for the trees, but it’s been a painful road, both physically and spiritually. And like the song says, He is good – all the time.


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