Be Love. Do Good

November 15, 2023

When Life is Beyond our Control with Lauren McAfee

In this captivating interview with Lauren McAfee, we delved into the heart of her new book, “Beyond our Control,” that she wrote with her husband Michael. 

Lauren shared with us her personal journey through some of life’s most challenging moments, including her grief with infertility, her adoption journey, a cancer diagnosis, and a surprise battle with anxiety and panic attacks.


It was in these moments of vulnerability and uncertainty that she learned to navigate the depths of lament, and she found solace in clinging to God. Lauren’s resilience and unwavering faith shine through as she recounts the transformative power of her faith during these profound challenges. “Beyond our Control” is not just a book; it’s a testament to the human spirit’s capacity for growth and healing in the face of life’s most trying circumstances. Join us for an inspiring and thought-provoking discussion on how we can all find hope and purpose amidst life’s challenges.


Grab their book:  Beyond Control Let Go of Unmet Expectations, Overcome Anxiety, and Discover Intimacy with God   Connect with Lauren  

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About Be Love. Do Good.

Ever notice how a simple thing can change your life? A simple lunch box note changed ours. A few years ago, my husband wrote a timely message to our son that said: BE STRONG, PROTECT THE WEAK, LOVE EVERYONE. Those words have become our family mission to the world. Each week on Be Love. Do Good. podcast, we will be sharing practical ways to live out this message. 

You’ll hear tips and ideas, encouraging words, and stories of others who are being love and doing good in their communities in hopes to inspire YOU and your family to love in your own ways!

Each week we will be challenged to get out of our comfort zones and love others who are different from us. We truly believe knowing others helps us love well and that any act of love can change the life of another. Join us as we take practical steps to teach our children and families to be love and do good!

About Kristi Hayes

Kristi is the wife of Grant, and mom to Holden and Carter Mae. She is the founder of Be Strong Story a company dedicated to helping others Be. Love in their communities. Her passions include helping families love and serve the most vulnerable. She is the author of her first children’s book called, The Lunchbox Note: A Story of Loving Others, based on her family’s true story, and hosts a weekly podcast called Be Love. do good. She is a frequent contributor with Today Parents, and loves walking alongside other parents. She has worked with families and youth for over 15 years. Other fun jobs have included working on Capitol Hill and the White House Press Advance office during George W Bush’s Presidency. Her family currently resides in Waco, where you can find them hiking, mountain biking, or carpooling both of their kids to soccer and gymnastics. 


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