A super organic podcast, delving into the connection Adventists have with the Holy Spirt, what Adventists think of each other and what the outside world thinks of Adventist! Welcome and thanks for following the CONNECTED family!
Happy 4th Birthday! Shout out to all the Little Toes and Pinkies of the church!
Can you believe it!! 4 years of the CONNECTED PODCAST- Thank you JESUS! Although I do feel this year was a bit of a write-off...but let's not talk about that now. Today I wanted to acknowledge and appreciate all those peeps who think they're only a little toe or a pinkie in the work of the church. I see you, I value you and I'm SO thankful for you!
Life is not as simple as a single FAIL or PASS
Given that 90% of my life seems to be spent writing research assessments and reading hundreds of pages of academic journals and literature....the reality of failing or passing my assessments puts a lot of pressure on my day-to-day functioning. So to add a spiritual dimension to "failing and passing" can make life a mental and emotional pressure cooker!
I miss you!!
When the Path isn't Clear
Not every righteous decisions is easy to make. Following God's will isn't the 'flashiest' either. The path that God sets our for us may not be the one with the 'pretty lights'. Sometimes, the will of God, the narrow path, doesn't cater for our wants, but we can definitely trust, that it will cater for all our needs and most importantly- all our spiritual needs. Lets be honest- many times, the narrow road is not our preference!
Go to church!
Don't get upset, there's a reason I'm telling you to go to church...well honesty, I had to tell myself to go to church last sabbath. Church felt like a lifeline to me this last week. In the last two weeks life became so disorderly, that I needed my constant. I needed my unmoving weekly point of stability and grounding... I needed church!
Lets talk about BBLs... yes, BBLs! It's important, your identity, beauty and worth shouldn't be based on the size of your butt!
Jesus + Therapy (better audio version)
Better quality audio than the first Jesus + Therapy episode.... slightly different stuff though...cause I can't remember exactly what I said in the first episode...but don't stress- because y'all know God showed up and got me to say what needed to be said AND that's what matters!
"I know, there's a ton of you who don't "believe" in therapy. Don't worry I get you, but I also think there's tremendous benefits to therapy. I even think it can help us to spread the Gospel more effectively... for real! As Jackie Hill-Perry's merch would say- Jesus + Therapy!"
Authentic and inspirational
Catalina is a very authentic and genuine podcaster who provides inspiration for Christian’s dealing with life as a young parent in rural Australia. Thank you for the effort and the difference you make.
Refreshing and dynamic!
I like the Connected Adventist for its refreshing and dynamic content.
The sincerity shown in this podcast is unmatchable, and the balance in brings to Christianity is much needed today.
I recommend this for the Christian and non-Christian alike to have a birds view of the life of a committed adventist Christian.
Please, keep’em coming!! 😊
Homosexuality is not a choice
I dislike the language and rhetoric used in the episode on Dan & Jo’s episode.
I am not offended by it but find it to be reflective of the general misconception and attitude Adventist’s hold towards gay people.
There is no such thing as ‘the homosexual lifestyle’... like- what does that even mean?
Does that mean that when I go for a run, I run in a homosexual way because that’s the lifestyle?
Like most people: I pay my taxes, I buy groceries, I work, I get stressed and tired, I drink far too much coffee. Are these part of the homosexual lifestyle?
Homosexuality is not a choice, homosexuality is not an affliction like alcoholism, you cannot choose to live the homosexual lifestyle, you cannot choose to be straight, you cannot choose to pray the gay away.
You cannot be cured ... because there is nothing to cure.
You cannot ask God to make you whole, because you already are.