Summer has officially kicked into high gear! But don’t worry, we’ve got your back when it comes to finding tasty (and healthy) summer treats. You won’t even know the difference.

My friend Nicole Dawson is the pretty face behind the Allergylicious blog, where she shares yummy, allergy-friendly recipes and baking tips for both the desperate and curious reader. Nicole is not only a food-allergy blogger, heath coach, pastor’s wife, mama of three, and a creative genius in the kitchen—but she’s also no stranger to adversity.

Have you ever faced something really, really difficult? Have you wondered if you could get through it? If you would live to see the other side? Here on The Messy Table podcast, we like to peel back the surface-level layers of the highlight reel to get a glimpse at real life. Like other amazing women who have done great things, Nicole’s sweat and tears are weaved into the story behind the glory.

“We’re not perfect people, but we’re just letting God use us.” —Nicole Dawson

In this episode, Nicole shares her personal account of how God’s been faithful—even through a painful first marriage, a challenging season of single-parenting, an agonizing wait after following what she thought was God’s call, and the stressful diagnosis of her youngest son’s life-threatening food allergies. She reminds us that God specializes in bringing good things out of hard situations, no matter how messy.

So grab your coffee, pull up a chair, and join us at The Messy Table.


“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

Nicole’s NEW online dessert cookbook: Eat Dessert First

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