Every single month I get so excited to introduce you to another one of my friends! It just makes me so happy to connect you with women who have a desire to walk with you as you walk this life of faith! This month, I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to Shontell Brewer! She’s a wife, mama, author, blogger, activist, you tuber, Taco Tuesday host, and a dear friend… she’s got a whole lot going on PLUS, her brand new book comes out later this month!
She makes me laugh, she challenges me to love people well, and she encourages me to dig deeper into my relationship with Jesus. You’re going to love getting to know her, so let’s get right into our interview!
****PS. I’m launching something so cool this month with Shontell’s new book! You can find it all the way at the end of the interview! You won’t want to miss an opportunity to join the Book Club Community and read Missionary Mom FOR FREE this month!!!
I’d love for you to meet my friend, Shontell!
1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I am a wife of almost 23 years, a mama to five teenagers and adults, I love tacos more than the average Joe, and I think God gave us movies, so we can have better lines with which to communicate.
2. Coffee or Tea?
3. Exercise or nap?
I mean I want to exercise, but then I fall asleep.
4. Cake or pie?
Pie. But really cookies.
5. High heels or sneakers?
6. Vacation or staycation?
Staycation. Because then there’s time for more napping.
7. Early rise or sleep in?
Sleep in. Please let’s not even talk in the mornings.
8. Read the book or watch the movie?
I like to watch the movie and then read the book. I could never choose between the two.
9. Dogs or cats?
No animals. I am allergic to all of you.
10. Introvert or extrovert?
Ambivert. It’s the one in the middle.
11. Country living or city girl?
I have a farm house in the middle of a small city. So both.
12. Do you have any hobbies?
My hobbies include reading, writing, and watching baseball.
13. What are you listening to, reading, or watching that you are loving right now?
I’m watching the new season of This Is Us. It gets me deep.
14. What are you passionate about?
Helping youth and women find their voice, especially if it’s been removed because of a trafficker.
15. What/where are you writing?
I just wrote a new book called Missionary Mom: Embracing the Mission Field Right Under Your Roof.
I did a podcast interview on it that was a lot of fun and gave am an opportunity to share more about the book.
Also, here are two articles that I wrote recently that you will enjoy!
16. Are there any other projects or ministries that you are working on?
Yes! I have just completed round one of a curriculum called Echo. It’s an art and creative writing curriculum video series to be used in schools to help kids find their voice, and then turn around to be advocates for others. It’s prevention at its most basic level: teaching kids to tell their stories and find self-awareness, so they no longer are at risk for being trafficked, becoming addicts, or becoming the oppressors. Here is a quick overview.
18. What is an area that you would like to grow in?
I am working on not checking out when I get overwhelmed. Know that coping “skill”? It’s not really a skill as much as an escape. I want a healthy balance in saying yes and no, but when I say yes, I want to mean it. I don’t want to shut down when my list feels to weighty.
19. How can we build you up?
My love language is quality time. Notes, Marco Polo chats, Voxes. These fill my heart.
20. Is there a parting thought you’d like to share?
I am stepping into a new project very soon. It deals heavily with lukewarm Christians and what scripture says about how this existence leads to death. I already know the devil is going to hate this and me by proxy. So I am asking you (yes you who are reading this) for accountability. In light of so many women in ministry living in these grey spaces, I am giving you permission to message me if you ever feel what I am doing is slightly or greatly outside of God’s Word.
And now, introducing…
Book Club Community
Do you want a free digital copy of Missionary Mom and the opportunity to read it and discuss it with me this month? Shontell will even be popping in to our conversation to chat about the book and answer questions! To join the Book Club Community, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Book Club Community.