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faith conversations

  • Michelle Van Loon-episode 196

    https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/michellevanloon10-21-2019.mp3 https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/michellevanloon10-21-2019.mp3 My friend, neighbor, and fellow author Michelle Van Loon joins me on the podcast this week to talk about how we make decisions. What is your decision making process based on regarding your stand on political and moral/ethical issues such as abortion, the death penalty, immigrations, etc.? As…

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  • Justin McRoberts & Scott Erickson-episode 195

    https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/McRobertsErickson10-14-2019.mp3https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/McRobertsErickson10-14-2019.mp3 Justin McRoberts and Scott Erickson join me on the podcast this week. They’ve written a couple of unique books pointing us to the spiritual practice of prayer. But not in the usual way. As they help us focus on The Lord’s Prayer through their latest book, May It Be…

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  • Vinita Hampton Wright-episode 194

    https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/VinitaHamptonWright-10-07-2019.mp3https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/VinitaHamptonWright-10-07-2019.mp3   Vinita Hampton Wright joins me on the podcast to talk about writing, reading, and Ignatian Spirituality. Vinita is an editor with Loyola Press, and a prolific and excellent writer. Some of Vinita’s books include, Days of Deepening Friendship (a personal favorite), Dwelling Places (one of several novels), The Art of Spiritual Writing, and…

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  • Gabrielle Earnshaw-episode 193

    https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GabrielleEarnshaw09-30-2019.mp3https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GabrielleEarnshaw09-30-2019.mp3   Gabrielle Earnshaw is a historian and founding archivist of the Henri Nouwen Archives in Toronto, Canada. She has been the adviser to the Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust for eighteen years and is consulted throughout the world on Nouwen and his literary legacy. She brings to us a brand…

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  • Gem Fadling-episode 192

    https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GemFadling09-16-2019.mp3https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GemFadling09-16-2019.mp3 Gem Fadling joins me on the podcast this week as we focus in on the question, What Does Your Soul Love? She and her husband Alan have co-authored a book by that title in which they serve up eight questions that reveal God’s work in you, which is the subtitle of the…

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  • Albert Haase, OFM-episode 191

    https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/AlbertHaase09-09-2019.mp3https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/AlbertHaase09-09-2019.mp3 Father Albert Haase is a preacher, teacher, and spiritual director. Besides that, he is a marvelous writer. His most recent book is one that really piqued my interest—Becoming An Ordinary Mystic. Since he was formerly my husband Mike’s spiritual director, I invited Mike along on the conversation as we unpacked…

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  • Leeana Tankersley-episode 190

    https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LeeanaTankersley09-02-2019.mp3https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LeeanaTankersley09-02-2019.mp3   Leeana Tankersley joins me on the podcast this week to talk about how each new day is an opportunity to begin again. I sure need that message and imagine you do too! Life can make you feel sidelined, stuck, shamed, and silenced, but in the words of Saint…

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  • Leslie Verner-episode 189

    https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/LeslieVerner08-26-2019.mp3https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/LeslieVerner08-26-2019.mp3   Leslie Verner joins me on the podcast this week to talk about what it looks like to be Invited in an age of loneliness. There is a real power in hospitality, but not the way we often think of hospitality. Leslie doesn’t mean having Pinterest-perfect tables or spotless floors.…

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  • Carrie Newcomer-episode 188

    https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/CarrieNewcomer08-19-2019.mp3https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/CarrieNewcomer08-19-2019.mp3   Carrie Newcomer joins me on the podcast this week to talk about her most recent album, The Point of Arrival. We dive into her love for words, when she knew music was her calling, and we hear clips of several songs from her latest project. Carrie and Parker…

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  • Melinda & Michelle-episode 187

    https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/MelindaMichelle08-12-2019.mp3https://media.blubrry.com/anitalustrea/anitalustrea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/MelindaMichelle08-12-2019.mp3  Two dear friends join me on the podcast this week. My long time former radio co-host, Melinda Schmidt, and new neighbor, author Michelle Van Loon. They are both conversation specialists and it was a delight to record with them. We looked back at a former topic I had received…

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