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Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder?

Nov 8, 2023

Today’s guest, Anh Lin, is a celebrated interior stylist known for her captivating designs and thought-provoking writing, including The Abundant Life Devotional Journal. Anh is also the creator of the popular faith and lifestyle blog, Girl And The Word, which has since expanded its influence through YouTube, Instagram, Tik Tok, and her online shop, The Hooga Shop.

In this episode, we dive deep into Anh’s powerful story and how these experiences have shaped her unique perspective on design and life. We also discuss her new book, Forever Home: Moving Beyond Brokenness to Build a Strong and Beautiful Life.

Listen in as we talk about moving beyond brokenness, embracing a fulfilling and meaningful life, and so much more. This conversation with Anh was such a delight. I just know you’re going to love it!

3:35 – Anh 101

  • Born in Vietnam
  • Moving to Pasadena, California
  • Losing her father to cancer
  • Finding Jesus in the darkest times

19:14 – Resilience Through Faith

  • Jesus has overcome the world
  • Suffering is a universal experience
  • God can empathize 

24:48 – New Beginnings

  • A newfound appreciation for life
  • Seeking therapy 
  • Healing + a deeper connection with God

34:07 – The Journey To Interior Design + Writing

  • An unexpected path to interior design
  • Gaining a social media following 
  • Moving beyond brokenness and restoring a sense of peace


“I think that's exactly what a life with Jesus gives you. He allows you to live beyond the physical and beyond the cultural demands and seek to purpose.”

“My ultimate hope is that Forever Home can be a guidebook to helping you restore the sense of peace that has been hijacked by trauma.”

“You can start small instead of feeling overwhelmed by tackling entire rooms at a time. It all begins with a deconstruction process. And at first, being in this demolition phase might feel like a tear down. But it's only when you demolish this old life, can you actually rebuild something new and better for yourself.” 

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