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June 13th, 2023

Episode 132

Living Life Open-Handed: An Interview With Johnna Hensley

Living Life Open-Handed: An Interview With Johnna Hensley

by Take Heart Special Moms | Episode 132

Carrie talks with author Johnna Hensley, a mother of three biological and three adopted children, including her firstborn son, who has a trach and a ventilator. We hear the thought processes behind their decision to foster, then adopt more children with an open-handed willingness to follow God’s leading.  They call it walking in “yes” and being open to what God has, even if it leads to difficult circumstances. Throughout the episode, Johnna emphasizes the importance of faith in God’s sovereignty and generosity and His promise to provide.

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