In the midst of chasing that warm fuzzy feeling during the holiday season, what if the fierce and flurrying preparations were more of a distraction than a vehicle for finding the presence of the holy among us? Kris talks about what it means to be Home for Christmas in the discussion of Isaiah 11:1-10 and … Continue reading Home for Christmas: Peace (Advent 2)
In the season of hustle and bustle, there are a few things that just can't wait. Peace is one of them, and the second one discussed by Susan during her sermon on Isaiah 11:1-10 and Matthew 3:1-12 on the second Sunday of Advent.
What stories have you heard about yourself, or told about yourself, that give glimpses of key elements of who you believe you are? Whether accolades and affirmation, or tales of infamy, it's amazing how quickly we attach labels to ourselves and others. Perhaps one way to capture the bigger, fuller picture of who we are … Continue reading S3 E3: You Is Kind, You Is Smart, You Is John the Baptist
Ever found yourself caught off-guard, called into waters a little deeper than you were prepared for? Susan shares stories of beer league hockey players and traumatized disciples dealing with the same challenges as she discusses John 20:19-31 in this post-Easter episode of the podcast. See links from the episode below. For the story on Scott … Continue reading S2 E31: Put Me In, Coach!
What’s the point in being angry? Well…. Perhaps, anger DOES have a purpose. Join Kris to talk about Mark 8:31-38, spruce tree survival tricks for extreme circumstances, and how people of faith can cope with and even transform those situations in life where we feel angry, too, into opportunities for peace, righteousness, and truth to … Continue reading S2 E22: Reclaiming Anger
"What does the Bible say about...?" Well... that all depends. We all see scripture and see ourselves reflected in scripture very differently from one another, and even from ourselves at different points in our lives. Susan demonstrates by helping us self-reflect in ten different ways through Jesus' parable in Matthew 20:1-16. Check out Pastor Steve … Continue reading Episode 71: Mirror, Mirror
Ever feel overwhelmed? Yeah, we thought so. Everyone does from time to time. So how do you hold on to your hope and maintain your perspective? Kris takes a look at Genesis 1:1-2:4 and offers a few simple guidelines for feeling grounded in the midst of chaos. Also, here is that promised link for Breath … Continue reading Episode 51: For When You Need Some Normal
When pioneers were taking stagecoaches to travel the great West, there were three kinds of tickets they could buy - and one meant that when there was trouble, it was their task to get out and push. Susan tells us about Jesus' return to his disciples after the resurrection in John 20:19-31, when he lets them … Continue reading Episode 40: Stagecoach Faith
Ever get distracted? Perhaps during prayer, or important moments or events in your life, or just doing your everyday routine? (Squirrel!) Good news -- after much research and biblical study, we've decided you're completely normal. Susan digs into Matthew 11:28-30 and John 4 to help us find some centering in our restlessness.