035: The opportunity to risk after major loss with Jon and Sharon DeWaal

Jon and Sharon have been happily married for 42 1/2 years, raised five children in Michigan, have 14 grandchildren, and currently live in Braselton, Georgia. Jon serves as Director of Education at Eagle Ranch in Flowery Branch, Georgia, a therapeutic/counseling residential treatment center for at-risk youth and their families. Sharon serves part-time as Patient Service Manager at Choices Pregnancy Care Center in Gainesville, Georgia, a non-profit ministry helping provide health services and resources to men and women. Jon and Sharon provide a beautiful story of a season of profound loss (loved one and employment) and an opportunity to take a huge leap of faith. Listen as we discuss:

  • The transition of an economic downturn
  • The rug was being pulled out from under my feet
  • All in five minutes
  • A little change?
  • A unique opportunity to get away
  • I won’t forget that pause
  • I had the 95 but I needed that 5%
  • Let’s do this
  • This is overwhelming
  • New Normal
  • Rinse and Repeat
  • Living on the edge of fear all the time
  • Just say “Si or no”
  • You have to take the first step
  • Putting two prayers together
  • A whole new unknown

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