#230: Set Free with Alison Storm
Waiting well through the adoption process, working towards financial freedom for your family and battling comparison as a parent of a child with delays are just a few of the topics we hit on today with my guest Alison Storm. She talks to us about her season of waiting and her distaste for the phrase “it happens in God’s time”. Alison saw child slavery first hand on a trip and it started a fire in her to change her parenting to battle entitlement. She founded an organization that can get your kids involved and feeling empowered too! Alison Storm calls the south home and began her career as a television reporter working in newsrooms around the country. Alison was a part of HIS Morning Crew which airs on HIS Radio across the Carolinas and coastal Georgia, serves as the features editor of Belle magazine and facilitates Financial Peace University at her church. In 2018 she founded Crowdsourcing Kids, an organization that taps into the entrepreneurial spirits of young people to fund wells in India and support children rescued from slavery. Alison and her husband Tim have two little world changers, Sammy and Phani. WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Alison’s experience with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University being married to an Italian immigrant why Alison chose to adopt and the long process of finding her daughter how she has learned how to have grace for herself while raising a son with medical needs what she learned in retrospect from the adoption process Alison’s struggle with choosing her comfort over her children’s needs how being debt-free allowed her to not to return to work after the adoption how Alison’s work to provide clean water changed her life how she’s helping kids in America spread hope in India advice for listeners who may have something on their heart, but are afraid to begin the work LINKS MENTIONED: Are You Humble Enough to Be Carefree? (https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/are-you-humble-enough-to-be-care-free) All God’s Children (https://allgodschildren.org/) Financial Peace University (https://www.financialpeace.com/) Set Free Alliance (https://setfreealliance.org/) Crowdsourcing Kids (http://crowdsourcingkids.com/) CONNECT WITH ALISON: website (http://www.alisonstorm.com/) | Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/alistorm/) | facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AlisonAStorm) CONNECT WITH EMILY: website (https://momstrugglingwell.com/) | instagram (https://www.instagram.com/momstrugglingwell/) | facebook (https://www.facebook.com/momstrugglingwell/) | patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) EPISODE SPONSORS: Hands-On Bibles (https://www.tyndale.com/l/handsonbible?utm_campaign=Hands-On%20Bible&utm_medium=03.2020&utm_source=Moms%20Struggling%20Well%20Podcast) : get 35% off the purchase of deluxe editions of the Hands-On Bible through 4/12/20 YogaSleep (https://yogasleep.com/pages/podcast-listeners?pc=msw) : get 20% off a sound machine when you visit yogasleep.com/msw (https://yogasleep.com/pages/podcast-listeners?pc=msw) Third Love (https://www.thirdlove.com/?discount=CM44E360Y7W7&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=thestrugglewellpodcast) : get 15% off your first order when you visit thirdlove.com/msw (https://www.thirdlove.com/?discount=CM44E360Y7W7&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=thestrugglewellpodcast) SUPPORT THE SHOW: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/momstrugglingwell) SHARE THE STRUGGLE! If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend. The struggle is real. We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-struggle-well-project/id1046121933?mt=2) !
Duration: 49 min