Stephanie Rousselle is a wife, mom, podcaster, public speaker, writer, and former women’s ministry director. Today, Stephanie shares what it was like growing up in France as an atheist, what happened when she let God in for a week, and learning to love Scripture. Stephanie has traveled and lived around the world which gives her an insight into how culture affects our reading of Scripture that few can claim. She also has a podcast and shares why her show is called Gospel Spice. Her story reminds us that God is always seeking us out even when we are not seeking him.
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Stories Stephanie shared:
- Growing up in France as an atheist
- Coming to the United States as a foreign exchange student at 16
- Thinking that everyone in the U.S. was a Christian
- How her host family created room for her with vulnerability
- How the resurrection finally convinced her to follow Christ
- Opening her life to the Lord for one week
- The rest she experienced that changed her life
- Returning to France convinced she was the first French Christian
- Moving around the world multiple times
- Learning about how we approach Scripture culturally
- Seeing the cost of being a Christian in Africa
- Why it was hard for her to accept God’s acceptance
- Starting her podcast, Gospel Spice
Great quotes from Stephanie:
On occasion, God shows such grace as to reveal himself to those not seeking him.
If you do not see Jesus as the most beautiful lover of your soul, just ask the Holy Spirit to do that work to make you fall in love with him again.
I had tasted the chocolate and there was no going back.
Seasons of relative darkness highlight the light.
If something else besides Christ could have saved us, God would have given it.
Resources we mentioned:
- Stephanie’s website
- Stephanie’s podcast, Gospel Spice
- More Than A Carpenter by Josh McDowell
- The C. S. Lewis Signature Classics (8-Volume Box Set): An Anthology of 8 C. S. Lewis Titles: Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, Miracles, The … The Abolition of Man, and The Four Loves