Holy Guacamole: A Glorious Discovery of Your Undeniable Worth
Have you ever felt on the edge, alone, down and out,
or maybe wondered what in the world God can do with someone like you?
Sometimes you wake up feeling less than great about your life. Or your relationships. Or your job. Or your whatever.
Sometimes you even feel pushed to the side, put on the shelf, overlooked, and not particularly important to, well, anything.
Sometimes, you feel even less important. . .than a side of rice and beans. (You know, kind of like that stuff served on the side that no one really asked for?)
What if you found out you were something more like tableside guacamole—that fancy kind they wheel up to the table and make right on the spot?
What if you were made on purpose,
for a purpose that can release God’s glorious colors and flavors in the world?
You didn’t arrive here by accident, nor have you been served up as an unwanted side dish. The God of creation has created you, and He isn't waiting for you to become some better version of yourself so He can finally love you. . .or use you. . .or delight in you.
Generously seasoned with humor and empathy, with stories of triumph, failure, heartbreak, and redemption, Holy Guacamole will connect your heart to the unchanging truths of God’s Word and the unfailing power of God’s call to live a life full of His love for you and for the world.
God longs to reveal to you all the ways you are His beautiful, flavorful, colorful creation. Let Him show you all the ways you are Holy Guacamole—His masterpiece, His signature offering to a world in need of His love.
Carrie Stephens is a writer, speaker, secret donut hoarder, and mom of four. She loves Jesus and His church more than coffee and good Tex Mex. Her first non-fiction book, Holy Guacamole (Shiloh Run Press), releases in February of 2020. Carrie was also a contributing author in The Christian Mama’s Guide to Having a Baby by Erin Macpherson (Thomas Nelson, 2013). Her essay, Broken Prayers, was included in Kathy Lipp’s book, Praying God's Word Over Your Life (Revell, 2013). Carrie loves communicating through story, humor, empathy, and Christ-centered teaching. She regularly speaks at churches, conferences, women’s retreats, Bible studies, on panels, and in leadership settings.
Carrie and her husband, Morgan, started out as campus missionaries at the University of Texas, and have helped lead Mosaic Church, a richly diverse community of faith in Austin, Texas, since 2010. For more information or to inquire about having Carrie speak at your event, visit carriestephens.net.