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  • Writer's pictureDanielle Derks Zapchenk

Ditching Perfection to Answer God's Call with Carly Bartlett #125

Do you feel like it is time to ditch the perfection in your life? Joining me today is Preacher, writer, Podcaster, and perfection ditcher Carly Bartlett.  Carly shares with us about pushing past the anxiety and stepping into the freedom of God’s call.

Carly Bartlett is from the Pacific Northwest and since 2011, she has been traveling the country speaking and leading worship at a variety of retreats, camps, and conferences. Carly received her MDiv. from Nazarene Theological Seminary and is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Carly currently serves as the Community Development Pastor in her local church and teaches public speaking courses at a Christian university in her area. Carly is married to her college sweetheart, Mike, who is a visual arts professor and a basketball fanatic. Mike and Carly have two bold, vivacious daughters who love Jesus, Disney princesses, and living room dance parties.

She discusses the challenges and joys of parenting, the importance of partnering with God in ministry, and overcoming fear. Carly encourages women who feel called to ministry to seek community and wise counsel, and she emphasizes the power of vulnerability and sharing our stories.

Reflection Questions

1.What is one way you can give yourself a little more grace this week and choose to ditch perfection?

2. Spend some time in prayer to see how you can partner with God in whatever decision or next step you have coming your way

Connect with Carly

Bri McKoy's Guacamole Recipe

  • 1 ripe avocado

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 tsp salt

  • Juice from half a lime

  • Juice from a wedge of Orange

  • 2 TBS fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1/2 cup tomatoes chopped

  • 2 TBS red onion diced

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • 1/4 serrano pepper, diced

  • A few dashes hot sauce

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