Podcast: Priorities - Keeping First Things First

Feb 05, 2018

This is the fourth in a five-part series sharing answers to the question: “What is the biggest challenge you face right now in living a more unhurried life?” Here are the questions on priorities that arose from our community:

  1. I want to be able to serve without overdoing it.
  2. How do we deal with the impulse to procrastinate as it relates to priorities?
  3. How do I deal with urgent things that aren’t all that important?
  4. What about my relationship with time - managing time and...
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Podcast: What the Monks Can Teach Us (JK Jones)

Jan 29, 2018

Thanks for joining us today. I’m glad your listening to this episode. You’re really going to enjoy what our guest, JK Jones, has to share about what he’s learned from the Monks. He wrote a book a while back titled: What the Monks Can Teach Us. We enjoyed sharing some of the ways that monastic writings, monastic communities and monastic practices have been a source of grace and wisdom for us in our journey with Jesus. You’ll also appreciate his gracious, humble,...

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Podcast: Distractions and Soul Busyness

Jan 22, 2018

Today is number three in a series where we are sharing answers to our survey question: “What is the biggest challenge you face right now in living a more unhurried life?”

This week, we’re talking about “Distractions and Soul Busyness.” Let’s take a look a look at five of the questions that came up within this theme to see if we can find a little more freedom in our everyday lives.

#1 - The internet and social media can eat up my time so quickly. How do I...

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Podcast: Dealing with Workplace Stress

Jan 15, 2018

Over the course of our first few episode of the new year, we are sharing answers to our poll question: “What is the biggest challenge you face right now in living a more unhurried life?” Dealing with Workplace Stress is the second podcast in that series.

Last week, we talked about “Nine Practical Challenges to Living Less Hurried.” This week, we’re talking about “Dealing with Workplace Stress.”

Your primary workplace may be a corporate office, a home...

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Podcast: 9 Practical Challenges to Living Less Hurried

Jan 08, 2018

Last year we polled our community and asked them a key question: “What is the biggest challenge you face right now in living a more unhurried life?” Living less hurried can be a challenge. We got some great responses.

We arranged the responses into five categories which will be the theme of some of our upcoming episodes. Those themes are:

  • Practical Challenges to Living Less Hurried
  • Dealing with Workplace Stress
  • Inner Distractions & Soul Busyness
  • Keeping First Things First
  • ...
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Podcast: The Welcoming Prayer

Dec 28, 2017

The Welcoming Prayer is a process that you can use on the go. It is useful for times when something comes up that makes you feel sad, hurt, or stressed. Sometimes, in the middle of a busy day, we don’t have time to address all of the emotions that come up. But we may notice here and there that an emotion is quite loud. We need a way to deal with it and continue on in our tasks or work.

In just a few minutes, you can let the emotion come up and at the same time become aware of...

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Podcast: Reducing Anxiety

Dec 11, 2017

Great news - I have found a way to reduce much of the stress in my life. Actually, let me re-phrase that: A way to reduce much of the stress in my life found me. I wasn’t looking for this stress reducer, but it hit me like an 18-wheeler and set me on a new path.

Much of the stress in my life is caused by my expectations, as well as my trying to control situations so they turn out the way I think they should. This happens consciously and unconsciously. Lovely.

I want to address just one...

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Podcast: 10 Ways to Unhurry Your Holidays

Dec 04, 2017

In this episode, Alan unpacks ten practical ways to unhurry your holidays. These suggestions are not meant to add a whole lot more tasks to your already-too-long holiday to do list. Instead, we hope you’ll find one or two of these ideas to be a way to approach this holiday season from a different spirit—with a more unhurried, relaxed, and peaceful heart.

The Thanksgiving holiday is behind us and the Advent and Christmas season lies ahead. We hear the songs that are calling this...

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Podcast: Introduction to the Enneagram

Nov 22, 2017

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Enjoy Gem's conversation with Marla Christian as they introduce you to the Enneagram.

The ultimate reality is that we are loved by God, just as we are and as he made us (our true self). However, as we grow up, and over time, we begin to construct a false self. The false self is who we wish we were. It is the person we want others to think we are. We compensate for a world that is not what we thought it would be.

Over time, we begin to believe the...

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Podcast: Pain and Loss as Unexpected Grace

Nov 20, 2017


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In this episode, we are talking about pain and loss. It is an inevitable part of all of our lives. We want to try to give some perspective on pain and how it can actually be viewed as a grace. If you are in the middle of deep pain right now, I’m sure that the word “grace” is not on the tip of your tongue. We are so sorry that you are so heavy and burdened right now. We hope you can hear this and tuck it away for a day when...

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