Melinda Schmidt – episode 351

 

Creativity is important for your heart, mind and your whole body. But we don’t often incorporate creativity into our everyday lives. Melinda Schmidt makes a return appearance on the podcast as we delve into this important topic and give suggestions of how you can connect with creativity in surprising ways, maybe ways you are already but you didn’t put in the creative category! And check out the links below for a variety of creative websites for inspiration and classes and for art supplies along with a link to the podcast Melinda mentioned by Amy Latta.

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* Amy Latta website
* Amy Latta podcast episode
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* Everything Art Mixed Media Art Classes
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Mike’s Rumblings – 01-27-23

This is an audio version of Mike Murphy‘s Friday rumblings. This is a regular post on Facebook that I’ve turned into a podcast. I decided Mike’s words needed a wider audience. You may agree or disagree with what he says, but there is certainly much food for thought contained here. You can friend Mike on Facebook for the printed version or read it below.

Rumblings 1.27.23 

1. “Turn our lives around, God. Help us to identify in ourselves those parts of us that need to change if we are to experience your joy. Too long we have been hiding in the shadows, reluctant to express our faith. Too long we have shunned the light, afraid of what might be exposed. Too long we have avoided people with whom we have a quarrel, refusing to build bridges across our differences. Save us from ourselves so that we may enjoy your realm. In Jesus…Read More

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Lectio Divina 36 – Luke 2:43-51

This is a weekly release of the spiritual practice Lectio Divina. I hope you’ll listen and ponder the scripture passage offered and let me know your thoughts. My email address is producer@anitalustrea.com. Also, feel free to share this podcast on your social media or tell a friend about it. 

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K.J. Ramsey – episode 350

 

K.J. Ramsey pays Faith Conversations a return visit to talk about her new book The Book of Common Courage: Prayers and Poems to Find Strength in Small Moments. It is an invitation to a journey, word by word, through Psalm 23. It’s all about how the Good Shepherd is with you and for you, even in life’s valleys. I’m a fan of the book because of the poetry and the beautiful photography included, not to mention the thoughtful, heartfelt prayers.

Here is where you can find K.J. Ramsey on social media:
• Website
• Facebook
• Instagram
 

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Mike’s Rumblings – 01-20-23

This is an audio version of Mike Murphy‘s Friday rumblings. This is a regular post on Facebook that I’ve turned into a podcast. I decided Mike’s words needed a wider audience. You may agree or disagree with what he says, but there is certainly much food for thought contained here. You can friend Mike on Facebook for the printed version or read it below

Rumblings. 1.20.23 

1. “Not all prophets do as they are told. Not at first, anyway. When the call comes, most of them turn left and then right: “Who, me?” they murmur. If the call is a true one, the voice of the Holy Spirit will roar: “Yes, you!”” ~ Mirabai Starr

I like to believe there’s a bit of the prophet in all of us. Don’t we all have that ‘voice’ inside of us that pops up every now and then and asks us to say or do something that makes us and other…Read More

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Lectio Divina 35 – Matthew 2:13-16

This is a weekly release of the spiritual practice Lectio Divina. I hope you’ll listen and ponder the scripture passage offered and let me know your thoughts. My email address is producer@anitalustrea.com. Also, feel free to share this podcast on your social media or tell a friend about it. 

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Kendall Vanderslice – episode 349

 

Our spiritual lives are deeply connected to bread, says Kendall Vanderslice, my guest this week on the podcast. She goes on to say that bread is central to God’s story and your story, too. Her latest book, By Bread Alone: A Baker’s Reflections on Hunger, Longing and the Goodness of God, is part memoir, part theology, and loaded with stories about how we are created for community and in the community of faith, that means we often come together around the table. It is a delightful and insightful conversation.

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• Facebook
• Instagram
 

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Mike’s Rumblings – 01-13-23

This is an audio version of Mike Murphy‘s Friday rumblings. This is a regular post on Facebook that I’ve turned into a podcast. I decided Mike’s words needed a wider audience. You may agree or disagree with what he says, but there is certainly much food for thought contained here. You can friend Mike on Facebook for the printed version or read it below

Rumblings. 1.13.23 

1. Eugene Peterson, author of The Message, was featured in one of the daily offerings of the Center for Action and Contemplation this week. The focus was Jeremiah 12. Peterson offered a pithy, imaginative look at God challenging the prophet, followed by a short, insightful, commentary. 

“Life is difficult, Jeremiah. Are you going to quit at the first wave of opposition? .… Are you going to live cautiously or courageously? I called you to live at your…Read More

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Lectio Divina 34 – Matthew 2:7-12

This is a weekly release of the spiritual practice Lectio Divina. I hope you’ll listen and ponder the scripture passage offered and let me know your thoughts. My email address is producer@anitalustrea.com. Also, feel free to share this podcast on your social media or tell a friend about it. 

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Joni S. Sancken – episode 348

 

The pandemic, continued racial trauma, and economic uncertainty. That is just a short list that has many of us asking where do we go from here? My guest, Joni Sancken, says the griefs of this time have revealed difficult truths about the wounds we carry, and the damage of these traumas has affected every part of our lives together. Many are also asking where does the church go from here? This is an engaging conversation covering a lot of territory. Joni Sancken’s book, All Our Griefs to Bear: Responding With Resilience After Collective Trauma, is well worth reading and pondering. Our conversation on this weeks podcast will give you a glimpse into her book.

Find Joni S. Sancken in the following places:
• United Theological Seminary
• Facebook
 

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