As a Christian woman, fellowship is extremely important to me. I grow closer to Christ, through my powerful relationships and conversations with other believers. I do this through bible studies, young life groups, and college friendships. Another way I've found fellowship lately is through a YouTube channel, Shine! With Gari & Ally!
Gari Meacham is a Christian author whose book, Spirit Hunger, transformed me spiritually. Her daughter, Ally, is a mother of two. They started their channel after talks for Gari to do a show never came together. Neither of them knew how to create, edit, and upload videos. Gari had never even visited YouTube! They pushed beyond this to create the mother/daughter channel talking about all the fun things seen on YouTube, but with a spiritual twist.
"It has been so amazing to see the ways God has used our messages to encourage people at just the right times. Just when we feel unequipped, He comes through and shines!" says Ally.
Both women encourage new believers to hang in there. Know the Scripture. Have people to pray with. Realize the importance and growth in serving. Get connected and involved at church.
"The best phrase that helps me with my walk is feed the new self and starve the old self," encourages Ally.
I have enjoyed each episode of Shine. It has brought a new look on Christian living. Some of their video content includes talking about holidays, finances, and food. They focus on living a bright life that shines with Christ.
Check out their channel and read their favorite scriptures!
Ally's Favorite Verse: "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who live him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 (She even named her son Roman!)
Gari's Favorite Verse: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6