Owning Your Awkward

Owning Your Awkward

It’s helpful to know we are not alone in not fitting in. Today’s guest is Nancy Carmichael, creator of She loves to encourage others in their “weird,” and today she shares her three core values: owning your awkward, loving your fellow misfits, and seeking beauty and truth. Believing that God doesn’t just love us but actually likes the way he made us can help us own who we are and step into the glory and purpose he intended.



John 6:67-68 (NIV) — “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.

Luke 8:26-39 (NIV) — Story of Legion being set free — (verse 36-37) Those who had seen it told the people how the demon-possessed man had been cured. Then all the people of the region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them, because they were overcome with fear. So he got into the boat and left.

Galatians 5:1 (NIV) — It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. …

John Keats Quote: “Beauty is truth — truth beauty — that is all ye know on earth and all ye need to know.”





Nancy Carmichael Bio:

Nancy Carmichael is the Proprietor and Chief Misfit of the, a blogging and podcasting Oasis for self-proclaimed square pegs, far and wide. Through it, she hopes to build a community of people who own their awkward, love their fellow misfit and embrace beauty and truth in the weirdness of life. Aside from this, one of her main claims to fame is being merely 1 degree separated from Kevin Bacon, thanks to a friend who once played a stand-in for his leading lady in the 80’s classic “She’s Having a Baby”. As if it could get any better, Nancy is married to a man so good it took EHarmony to help her find him, and a daughter she will obnoxiously brag about if given even half a chance. She has spent her life communicating good news wherever in the world the door opens, through writing, singing, speaking, coaching, counseling and advocating for those whom society often overlooks.

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