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This podcast opens the conversation to the contents of my book, You Don’t Have to Be Perfect. We uncover and remove false beliefs that hold us back and focus on living in the truth.

You Don't Have to Be Perfect is an authentic space to talk about life as a perfectionist, in truth and love.

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/vanessa-luu/support

You Don't Have To Be Perfect Podcast with Vanessa Luu Vanessa Luu

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

This podcast opens the conversation to the contents of my book, You Don’t Have to Be Perfect. We uncover and remove false beliefs that hold us back and focus on living in the truth.

You Don't Have to Be Perfect is an authentic space to talk about life as a perfectionist, in truth and love.

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/vanessa-luu/support

    Faith Beats Fear

    Faith Beats Fear

    Inside today’s podcast, I have Lakeshia Poole. Lakeshia is the author of five books and currently working on her sixth. She believes that words have the power to change the world. She loves journaling and sharing the gospel of Jesus as a speaker and spending time with family or relaxing on her porch reading.
    Questions we discussed:

    How long have you been living with and for Jesus?
    When and why were you inspired to write your book?(customized designed curriculum for your life.)
    How has God helped you to overcome fear with faith?
    Can you offer one practical encouragement today to those stuck in fear?
    How can we support you and stay connected to your journey?

    Connect with Lakeshia!
    lakeshiapoole.com
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    Other Resources:
    You Don't Have To Be Perfect by Vanessa Luu
    Truth and Tools Workbook by Vanessa Luu
    The Relevant Old Testament by Vanessa Luu
    To Support
    Leave a review and help spread the word about this uplifting podcast. You can also support it financially here:
    https://anchor.fm/vanessa-luu 

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    • 34 min
    Sabbath Rest

    Sabbath Rest

    Inside today’s podcast, I have with me, RACHEL FAHRENBACH. Rachel is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. She helps Christian fiction writers connect the dots on how they can make an impact and an income from their storytelling while keeping rest a priority. However, today she’s joining us to talk about a Sabbath Rest. She is the author of the guided journal Rest & Reflect and host of the Simply Sabbath podcast & The Business of Christian Fiction podcast. Originally from Chicago, Rachel now resides in Houston with her husband and three kiddos.

    God created the Sabbath for us. It’s a gift and a command. So if you’re really tired or worn out I STRONGLY encourage you to listen to this episode. My dynamite guest @r taught me something brand new about the Sabbath in this episode and I’m confident you will too!

    Questions in this episode.


    I know you’ve studied the Sabbath and have a lot of info to share with us. What would you say is the most important lesson you’ve learned about the Sabbath?
    Do you think God still cares about the Sabbath. Truly resting in God’s provision. don’t____trust god. Our lives are an invitation to work and rest alongside God.
    5 R- Simply Sabbath. Com Remember, Reflect, Reconnect, Relax, Rejoice
    Do you have a Sabbath practice? What does it look like?
    How can we support you and stay connected to your journey?

    Connect with Rachel!

    simplysabbath.com

    simplysabbath.com/podcast

    simplysabbath.com/sabbathguide

    instagram.com/simplysabbath

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    Other Resources:

    You Don't Have To Be Perfect by Vanessa Luu

    Truth and Tools Workbook by Vanessa Luu

    The Relevant Old Testament by Vanessa Luu

    To Support

    Leave a review and help spread the word about this uplifting podcast. You can also support it financially here:

    https://anchor.fm/vanessa-luu 


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    • 37 min
    Do You Shut Down When Overwhelmed?

    Do You Shut Down When Overwhelmed?

    Best friends with rest? Too overwhelmed to deal? Unproductive rest? Flight mode. When you feel overwhelmed, do you shut down?

    Today’s episode is for you?

    Do you let God prioritize your to-do list?

    “It’s not that making lists is the wrong things and taking naps is the wrong thing. It’s not one or the other. The answer is, go to God.”

    More about Nicole:

    First, I am the daughter of the most high God. I am His, and He is mine. I am a wife to an amazing and godly man and a mother to two energetic and loving boys.  The Lord called us to relocate from Maryland to Texas three years ago!  I am attending The King's University here in Texas, but online. I am an undergraduate for a Bachelor of Ministry Leadership and currently focusing on Ministry Administration. I am passionate about helping people and feel the Lord calling me here. I also have a passion for praying and going to spiritual war through prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit, submitted to Jesus Christ.

    My Instagram name is @nicolelynn_warriorprincess because of who I am in Christ. I share about my family, college life, and anything the Lord impresses upon me.


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    • 31 min
    Tired? Rewrite Your Belief on Rest

    Tired? Rewrite Your Belief on Rest

    Our belief about rest needs to be rewritten. For as long as I've been alive, it's been ingrained into my mind that rest needs to be earned. God does not teach this. He commands that rest be a necessity throughout the course of our lives. It will take some time, but we can rewrite this destructive belief and practice one that aligns with our creator.

    Inside today's podcast, I have Leslie Moore. Leslie is a full-time homemaker by day and an aspiring writer by night. Though a teacher by trade, Leslie has the privilege of serving her family in their home in Mississippi. Leslie, her husband, John, and their two children are active in their local church where she serves in a small missions position within their Bible Fellowship class. When the household sleeps, Leslie enjoys bringing historical fiction characters and time periods to life through the prayerful lens of a Christian mind.

    Follow Leslie on IG:

    https://instagram.com/lesliemoorewrites?igshid=NzNkNDdiOGI=

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    Other Resources:

    You Don't Have To Be Perfect by Vanessa Luu

    Truth and Tools Workbook by Vanessa Luu

    The Relevant Old Testament by Vanessa Luu

    To Support

    Leave a review and help spread the word about this uplifting podcast. You can also support it financially here:

    https://anchor.fm/vanessa-luu 


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    • 32 min
    Do You Believe You Need to Earn Your Rest?

    Do You Believe You Need to Earn Your Rest?

    Inside today's podcast, I have with me Leslie Moore. Leslie is joining our conversation on what to do when you're tired.

    Do you feel like you have to earn your rest?

    We are supposed to do the work God has called us to do but is the work that consumes your day the work that God has called you to do??

    Good question, right? We discuss this question in an upcoming episode of the What To Do When You’re Tired series on the podcast. I hope you’ll tune in and join the conversation.

    Our belief about rest needs to be rewritten. For as long as I've been alive, it's been ingrained into my mind that rest needs to be earned. God does not teach this. He commands that rest be a necessity throughout the course of our lives. It will take some time, but we can rewrite this destructive belief and practice one that aligns with our creator.

    More about Leslie:

    Leslie is a full-time homemaker by day and an aspiring writer by night. Though a teacher by trade, Leslie has the privilege of serving her family in their home in Mississippi. Leslie, her husband, John, and their two children are active in their local church, where she serves in a small missions position within their Bible Fellowship class. When the household sleeps, Leslie enjoys bringing historical fiction characters and time periods to life through the prayerful lens of a Christian mind.

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    Other Resources:

    You Don't Have To Be Perfect by Vanessa Luu

    Truth and Tools Workbook by Vanessa Luu

    The Relevant Old Testament by Vanessa Luu

    To Support

    Leave a review and help spread the word about this uplifting podcast. You can also support it financially here:

    https://anchor.fm/vanessa-luu 


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    • 32 min
    Roberta- Tired? Rewrite Your Standards

    Roberta- Tired? Rewrite Your Standards

    Many of us are vacillating between exhaustion and overwhelm as a way of life. We do this because of the unwritten standards we have spoken to ourselves over our lifetime. The good news is we can rewrite those standards and line them up with Gods. If you're like me, you've been living by standards that you thought were God's, but it's because you misinterpreted the true intention they were given in. 

    More about Roberta!

    Roberta is a freelance editor and proofreader living in Northern California. She and her husband have been married 38 years and have three children and three grandchildren...so far! When Roberta isn't reading (for business or pleasure) she enjoys playing cribbage with her husband, spending time with her kids and grandkids, working in the yard, crocheting, studying the Bible, and going on day hikes. You can follow her on Instagram @joyful_one_editing.

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    Other Resources:

    You Don't Have To Be Perfect by Vanessa Luu

    Truth and Tools Workbook by Vanessa Luu

    The Relevant Old Testament by Vanessa Luu

    To Support

    Leave a review and help spread the word about this uplifting podcast. You can also support it financially here:

    https://anchor.fm/vanessa-luu 


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/vanessa-luu/support

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

CL👍🏻 ,

It’s truth!

I can tell that just one episode in this podcast took a long time to prepare, and all have turned out real well. Knowing the author, I know that she really cares about her work with God, and is really caring with it. Keep going! You’re doing great! This podcast is the perfect thing for me to listen to when I have nothing else to do. ☺️

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Inspirational

Vanessa’s funny, yet grace-filled spirit creates room for open, honest dialogue about the Christian faith. Love the uplifting, inspiring atmosphere!

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I’m not the only one!

I love listening to Vanessa’s podcast! She’s very vulnerable and real about the struggles we all have as humans and the urges we tend to have for perfectionism, but pointing us back to Jesus and the truth. This is a much needed resource in my life and I’m so excited to listen along!

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