About Youier

Youier is here to help you step into God's best for you, to embrace who you were created to be - and to take action on the things that are important. And to have a great time doing it!

"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." EPHESIANS 2:10

When you're living God's story, being who He created you to be, we call that "being you" but we're not stopping there because God doesn't want you to simply be you. He's inviting you to be you, in daily, active, relationship with Him. He's inviting you to be Youier!

What's Youier?

YOU (the person you were created to be) + IER (intentional, expectant, relationship)

A relationship as real as the one you have with your very best friend. Conversation, asking questions, doing life together.

That's what God's inviting you into - and it's so much more fun than you ever dared dream possible!

You simply need to be you, in relationship with your Creator and Greatest Encourager - and that starts with, "hello".

And that’s what the "IER" in Youier is really about - helping you have fun with God, normalising conversations with Him, so it moves from something mysterious or uncommon and instead is simply a part of what it means to be fully human, fully alive.

Because when you let Him love you, when you realise that you can hear from God and have that daily, active relationship with Him, that's when you can hear His heart for you and step into the fullness of what it means to be you. Youier!

How we got here is a longer story which you can click here to read but let's just say that the short version is that God showing me how to be Youier saved me from going crazy. If I'd taken my stressed out, depressed self to the family doctor at the time I'd have probably been put on medication when all I really needed was to be Youier.

Add a dose of ADHD and comfort eating into the mix and you'll understand I was not in a great place. But God! The difference is like night and day - and my breakthrough & victories are not just for me!

And that's why Youier is my life's mission. I was born to help you be Youier. Youier is the answer, God-given before I ever knew the question!

So how do we do this? The way God always does life ... in community. It's never "just you". It's time to step out of isolation!


Meet The Team

Welcome to Youier! I'm your host, El Edwards, founder of Youier & The Blue House. I'm here to help you to step into everything God has for you, to thrive! Why?

Because you living your best life, your God dreamed life, will bring salvations to the nations!

"May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us - so that your ways may be known on earth,your salvation among all nations." Psalm 67:1+2

The "why" behind everything I do is ultimately evangelism. I want to help build thriving, happy Jesus-followers because your life might be the only bible some people around you ever read - and I want to help you live a story as good as our God!
Donna Maukonen
Donna Maukonen, Spiritual Director

Donna has over ten years experience journeying with those in life transitions. She completed her Spiritual Direction training and internship through Audire, trained in Life Coaching through Creative Results Management and is in the process of becoming certified through the International Coaching Federation (ICF.)

Donna’s own path has traveled through career transitions, business takeovers, lay-offs, unemployment, and the success and uncertainty of self-employment. She’s journeyed through seasons of grief in the loss of her father as a child and her mother and brother as an adult.

She’s felt the joy of discovery, engaging challenges, and achievement, the pain of transition and loss, and the consolation that God can work all for good through all seasons. She’s learning more fully each day that God can be trusted with our whole selves — mind, emotions, intents, body, and spirit.

Between the mountains and valleys of life, Donna sees the daily path as one that is made more precious, purposeful, and meaningful when walked with awareness, opening to receive the love of a God who desires to know us and be known by us.

She is a curious creative who loves to make art with things, images, and words. Donna writes on her blog, Living Selah. She is a personality geek who loves learning and talking about the MBTI, Enneagram, Strengths Finder and all the ways of exploring the mystery of God’s image bearers.

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