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Who Doesn't Love Cheese? And Freedom - Stevie Swift (Season 1, Episode 5)

"You don't HAVE to get married." In this episode on the Deconstructing Mamas podcast, Stevie Swift, author of that quote, shares her story of reorienting herself from a narrow and rigid place of falling in line with social constructs to the wide-open space of freedom to be herself and what it means to gift that to her son.

Stevie's "out-of-the-box" lifestyle and down-right wisdom about what it means to have permission to live freely will feel like a breath of fresh air and you may want to "be her when you grow up." We sure do. This episode has so many nuggets that you will want to hit rewind and write down on every sticky note you can find and put them on your fridge, your mirror, your car dashboard, everywhere.

You will also find out why she is so obsessed with cheese and writing 365 poems (one for every day of the year) during 2022. We've both written a few now and you are welcome to join the fun. We hope you do! You'll find out how when you listen! Here is just a little taste: I’m having the dreamiest party

Just me and the creamiest Havarti

You might think we’re a sad two

But I think no one asked you

So you can eat your opinion, Smarty

I’ll just keep eating this cheese SHOW NOTES: Stevie Swift, single mom who intentionally chooses to be, refugee resettlement attorney and war veteran turned cheese poem writer and coloring page creator, oozes freedom from her every pore and invites us to enter into that space with her. If you head to her website, you will find a taste of everything, from devotionals to podcasts to essays to books to FREE coloring pages, every single one of them designed specifically with freedom to be completely yourself. Website: Facebook: Stevie Swift, Author, Poems About Cheese

OTHER MENTIONS: Perichoresis is a Greek term used to describe the triune relationship between each person of the Godhead. It can be defined as co-indwelling, co-inhering, and mutual interpenetration. Alister McGrath writes that it "allows the individuality of the persons to be maintained, while insisting that each person shares in the life of the other two. An image often used to express this idea is that of a 'community of being,' in which each person, while maintaining its distinctive identity, penetrates the others and is penetrated by them.

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