Podcast: What Does Your Soul Love (Pt. 1)

Sep 16, 2019

How do you feel about change? Some of us naturally love change. We like spontaneity, variety, new experiences. And some of us naturally resist change. We like stability, tradition, we like to “do it again.”

But personal preferences are not exactly what we’re talking about today. When it comes to our life in Christ, change is part of the invitation. Transformation is essential to the journey. This week and next we are going to share some key insights from our new book, "What...

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Discerning the Transitions that Lead to Transformation

Sep 12, 2019

Many years ago, we found ourselves in an extended season in which we felt like we were moving from transition to transition in our lives. Sometimes it involved outward transitions like new roles or new neighborhoods, but more often, it was a matter of transitions inside of us.

  • Transitions of what was meaningful currently compared to what had been meaningful to us before.
  • Transitions in our experience of God with us or, sometimes, wondering why God didn’t feel as close to us as before.
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Staying on Our Transforming Journey

Sep 11, 2019

Our new book, What Does Your Soul Love?, finally releases next week, September 17. It’s been a long journey and we can’t wait for you to get your hands on it. At the center of the book is God’s invitation to us to “be transformed.” This kind of change is good news, even if it sometimes feels challenging, scary, even painful.

How do we stay on this transforming journey? What does it look like when we get stuck along the way? How might we continue to cooperate with...

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Podcast: Navigating Change with Confidence

Sep 09, 2019

The message at the center of our new book "*What Does Your Soul Love*" is the invitation and opportunity to change, to be transformed. That’s the idea we’ll focus on today. The big idea of how God is with us in the many changes we experience in our lives and in our communities of faith.

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Timely Silence...Wise Thought

Sep 04, 2019

In our upcoming book, What Does Your Soul Love?, I shared a few nuggets of wisdom from one of my mentors, Abbot David Geraets (1935-2012). But there’s one I did not put in the book and I’d like to offer it to you today.

I had the pleasure of having Abbot David as my spiritual director when I attended his school for spiritual directors. I had learned that he was an expert in working with dreams, so I brought in a binder full of dreams that I had been recording since 1993. At the...

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Podcast: Following Jesus: Two Options (Inhaling Grace Audiobook, Part 8)

Sep 02, 2019

Welcome to an Inhaling Grace audiobook episode of the Unhurried Living podcast. Here are the next three devotionals from Inhaling Grace. May you sense the real presence of God shepherding you as you listen.

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Navigating Our Experiences of Change

Aug 28, 2019

When it comes to change, sometime back, Gem and I found ourselves in an extended season of years in which we felt like we were moving from transition to transition in our lives. Sometimes it involved outward transitions like new roles or new neighborhoods, but more often, it was a matter of transitions inside of us. 

  • Transitions of what was meaningful now compared to what had been meaningful to us before. 
  • Transitions in our experience of God with us or, sometimes, our wondering...
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Podcast: Sustainable Spiritual Leadership: An Opportunity

Aug 26, 2019

One of our deep passions as an organization is the spiritual wellness and vitality of leaders. This strategic focus lies at the heart of what we do in our writing, our speaking and our training. There is a way of following Jesus that grows in us a restful soul and a fruitful vocation.

This podcast is a closing message as part of the Unhurried Collective. In working with this group, as well as the core of our ministry is on contemplation. We feel feel this is critical, and why I unpack it in...

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Comfort Abounds

Aug 21, 2019

When I was young, there was a season of years when my parents cared for foster children. Over the course of about five years, thirteen children flowed through our home. These babies, toddlers and kids (always younger than me) came from extremely broken homes. Their parental abuse ranged from addiction to drugs and alcohol to physical abuse. 

It’s a brutal reality to see a child with their hair pulled out and bruises on their abdomen, and even harder to hear that this was done by...

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Podcast: Why Does God Bless You? (Inhaling Grace Audiobook, Part 7)

Aug 19, 2019

Welcome to an *Inhaling Grace* audiobook episode of the Unhurried Living podcast. Here are the next three devotionals from [Inhaling Grace](https://www.unhurriedliving.com/offers/Gc3VZGnS/checkout). May you sense the real presence of God shepherding you as you listen.

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