Becky Antkowiak is a writer, leader of the 540 Community for writers, and my new best friend. Today, Becky shares with us her story of following a calling that seemed to not work out only to discover how God uses everything. Becky also opens up about a season of grief and lets us in on how she found the Lord when he seemed absent. Becky leads a group of writers called the 540 Community and explains why everyone has a story to tell. Becky’s story reminds us that no matter where we find ourselves, God is working.
Listen to Becky’s story now!
Stories Becky shared:
- Homeschooling and working at Redemption Press
- Growing up in Virginia
- Going to Bible college
- The pastor that she looked up to
- Convincing her grandfather that she loved Jesus at 4 years old
- The spiritual biographies that influenced her
- Learning that teaching was not for her
- Feeling angry that the Lord didn’t take her overseas
- Why “living for God” does not mean “ministry” work
- How her husband helped her through the anger
- Receiving a lupus diagnosis
- Sensing God’s distance while grieving her sister
- Processing her grief and where God is in the middle of grief
- Why she started the 540 Community
Great quotes from Becky:
You don’t need a crazy education to homeschool but you do need to have commitment.
As long as you are putting your best effort in, you’re working hard, and you’re happy, find a way to do that for Jesus.
I lived in a bubble until the last year.
Resources we mentioned:
- Becky’s website
- 540 Facebook group
- Redemption Press
- Through Gates of Splendor by Elizabeth Elliot
- George Müller: Delighted in God