#157 – A She’s Still There Story with DeAnna Cochran

#157 – A She’s Still There Story with DeAnna Cochran

Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” But what if something happens in your life that leaves you wondering if God is really good or,at least, being good to you?

In today’s podcast, DeAnna Cochran takes us on a journey of a real-life “beauty from ashes” story.  DeAnna has walked through unimaginable grief –the loss of  her child. But despite an extremely devastating situation, she has found  God’s hand at work in the midst of her trials.  God used her place of sorrow as the very soil in which her story and her passions would grow.  

Deanna’s story illustrates how God is capable of working — even in death and loss — to bring about a  beautiful resurrection in His time. Her story is a testament to how God heals broken hearts and blesses those who need hope during their darkest days.

What story did God weave in DeAnna’s life? Today, DeAnna is a creative visionary and metalsmith who found hope by helping others heal. Through intentionality and faith, DeAnna has been able to get back to the girl in her while leading others toward healing. Chrystal and DeAnna explore how a project designed for personal preservation turned into a lucrative business, charity, and a tool that blesses others as DeAnna continues to honor the gifts of the girl in her.

Listen to this episode and be sure to to visit DeAnna’s website (link below in resources)

to browse her designer jewelry collection. DeAnna’s jewelry is all about story. She began by sharing her own story, and continues guide others  to courageously tell their stories as well. .

Highlight from Today’s Episode:

  • How to accept your reality but not get stuck in your reality
  • Recognize your need for others to speak into your life
  • How to have a consistent framework of faith
  • How  to get back to the girl in you

Resources From Today’s Show 

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Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment!

  1. What gifts and talents have you allowed to lay dormant?
  2. In your painful seasons of life, what is your go to outlet?
  3. How have you seen God’s sovereignty in your story?
  4. Do you have a “tribe” — a group of women who love you and that have your back?  Do you speak life into others — particularly those around you who may have a talent or gift laying dormant?

Connect with me…

How to Listen to The Podcast

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1. Listen right here on the blog. Click the little play button at the beginning of this post.

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You have been so great to join me on the journey here on the blog, I hope you jump right in and do the same on the podcast!

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  1. DeAnna Cochran February 25, 2018 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Thank you Chrystal for the opportunity to tell my story.

    • Chrystal Hurst February 25, 2018 at 5:32 pm - Reply

      My pleasure Deanna!

  2. Dalissy Washington February 27, 2018 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    Thank you DeAnna and Crystal for this episode. Truly a story of resilience and the strength and peace of God that we can count on each and every day. Amidst the trials of life, also a reminder that God never forsakes us and we can reach new heights if we just focus on His promises.
    Thank you both for sharing your stories and transforming lives in God’s name.

  3. Candice February 28, 2018 at 4:01 am - Reply

    Such an amazing story. I too was a NICU mom. I gave birth to a 23 weeker who is 13 today. My outlet during that time was helping and getting to know the nurses. I was a new nursing graduate who hadn’t worked and I had just moved to California and didn’t know anybody. So the nurses became my people. I began journaling during the process and like Deanna I too am an optimist so early on I decided to not look at what could happen, because I was a nurse I knew alot, but to focus on celebrating each day I had with my daughter. I been through so much since then and still have never utilized my BSN, but God hasn’t given me clarity in going that route. I am an encourager, I do love to write and that has been what has kept me through this very difficult season over the last few years. I did have a tribe but God has really had me in a place of solitude that has been difficult. My friends have kind of stayed at a distance just really not knowing what to say. But I feel my season shifting and I have begun reconnecting. So very grateful to be able to be a part of the rescue team for She’s Still There because it really has given me an outlet and in some ways really saved my life. So thank you again and thank you Deanna.

  4. Txoler March 6, 2018 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    I worked with your husband Kris in Springfield, MO-and I just have to say you too seem like a perfect (God inspired) match. I love reading you blogs and enjoy seeing your beautiful family on social media. I want to connect my 17 year old daughter to your train to reign. Thank you for sharing your personal stories! Deanna

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