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Depth Podcast Episode 55: Be Still Devotional — Sarah Westfall

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Have you ever looked at the circumstances of your life and said, “This is Not My Story- this is not the narrative I would have written for my life?”  I know that I have. 

This week on the podcast, Sarah Westfall, shares her personal “Not My Story” with us.  As she vulnerably shares about the loss of her son, Sarah describes how God met her in the middle of the grief.  She wanted to quickly move past the pain, but instead God spoke in her heart and said “Be Still. Stay. Rest in Me.”  This moment in time birthed a devotional called *Be Still: Leaning into God when Everything is Falling Apart. Sarah invited other writers to join her, and I love that God is the consistent thread that runs through all the devotionals.   

Sarah is the host of the Not My Story Podcast as she invites others to share their unexpected story and how God showed up in the middle of the grief.  If you are walking through the Unexpected, Sarah wrote an ebook called Interrupted just for you.  We talk about it on the podcast and you can download it on her website:

I promise you do not want to miss what Sarah shares this week.

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Sarah’s devotional: *Be Still: Leaning into God when Everything is Falling Apart. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at or you can click this direct link:

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Sarah E. Westfall is a full-time writer, speaker, and host of Not My Story, a conversational podcast about faith and the unexpected. She holds a BS in English Education and MA in Student Development Counseling, and her past work includes teaching and serving as a student life professional on college campuses. After experiencing the loss of her son almost a decade ago, Sarah invites readers into a life of authenticity and deep communion with God and with each other. Her work has been featured in RELEVANTFathom Mag, and The Joyful Life Magazine. Sarah calls Indiana home, where she lives with her husband Ben and four sons.

You can connect with Sarah at or on Instagram @sarah_westfall & @notmystorypod

*Note: If you are interested in purchasing this book or the books recommended, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!

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I love to get the right book into a reader’s hands! After each podcast, I will be giving away a copy of the book that I am recommending!