29 episodes

We create a safe space where women can be transparent about life's hard truths. Some of the conversations are difficult ones, but they are all real and relevant and so we sit down to have these transparent, heart-to-heart discussions which provide women with practical nuggets on how to navigate the real life issues they encounter on their journey of faith.

Whilst there are several channels through which women can engage in dialogue, many still long for the opportunity to go beyond the surface conversations and Christian jargon. There are still women who desire the opportunity to treat real life issues with transparency and truth. Who are looking for practical, scripture-supported guidance for daily living. It is these women that we are called to serve and for whom Couch Conversations has been created.

Couch Conversations by Hummingbird Journeys Kareem O J Lee - Hummingbird Journeys

    • Religion & Spirituality

We create a safe space where women can be transparent about life's hard truths. Some of the conversations are difficult ones, but they are all real and relevant and so we sit down to have these transparent, heart-to-heart discussions which provide women with practical nuggets on how to navigate the real life issues they encounter on their journey of faith.

Whilst there are several channels through which women can engage in dialogue, many still long for the opportunity to go beyond the surface conversations and Christian jargon. There are still women who desire the opportunity to treat real life issues with transparency and truth. Who are looking for practical, scripture-supported guidance for daily living. It is these women that we are called to serve and for whom Couch Conversations has been created.

    Are You Living 'Your Truth' or God's Truth?

    Are You Living 'Your Truth' or God's Truth?

    • 37 min
    The Truth About Labels and Titles

    The Truth About Labels and Titles

    It's common for people to attach labels and titles to each other. These are often a reflection of how we see each other or the significance and social/ relational status we have ascribed to each other. 

    These days, it seems as if the introduction of new labels is increasing. Whether positive or negative, these labels have the potential to shape how we view ourselves and set expectations for ourselves and others.

    In the need to be accepted and recognised, many not only adopt these titles and labels, they live in pursuit of them. With life becoming almost a performance to be validated.

    The danger lurking here is that true identities can become blurred as individuals become engrossed in 'doing' and not 'being'.


    As believers, some of the fundamental questions to be pondered are:

    Are the labels and titles you're aspiring to, a reflection of your true identity?
    By adopting these titles, who are you giving authority to define you?
    What really is the meaning behind these titles? Do they have a Biblical reference? are they recognised by heaven? 
    Would God use these same titles to introduce you?
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    These are some of the questions we examined during this Couch Conversation with Pastor Valerie Charles Chike Nezianya, co-pastor of the Cornerstone African House of Praise, Singapore.
     

    • 35 min
    Even When We Feel Invisible Or Forgotten...God Sees Us

    Even When We Feel Invisible Or Forgotten...God Sees Us

    Even When We Feel Invisible Or Forgotten...God Sees Us

    She answered God by name, praying to the God who spoke to her, “You’re the God who sees me! [El Roi] “Yes! He saw me; and then I saw him!”  (Genesis 16:13)

    It's the only time we see God referred to by this name in the Bible, which speaks to how profoundly intimate and personal the encounter was. Here it was that Hagar, a mere maidservant, despised and overwhelmed with despair, has an encounter with God that helps her recognise that no matter how invisible or insignificant she may be to the world, God still sees her. 

    Our guest this week, Ms. Joanna Hioe, has a conversation with our host - Kareem O J Lee, about her own intimate encounters with The God Who Sees Us. She highlights how, just as in the days of Hagar, God is still touched by our individual struggles, and intentionally comes alongside us with care and compassion, even in the obscure places.

    Joanna Hioe is a creative from Singapore, who has been uniquely crafted by the Creator. Having experienced God's transforming love, she seeks to express His wonders through words, songs, and videos. She is currently pursuing a PhD focused on disaster management. She loves a good adventure!
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    Our mandate at Hummingbird Journeys is to create safe spaces where women heal emotionally, grow spiritually, and are equipped and emboldened to live victorious, impactful, Christ-centered lives.
    This podcast is one of the platforms through which we accomplish our mandate. For more information,  visit our website: www.hummingbirdjourneys.com
    Stay connected with us on social media @hummingbirdjourneys
    @kareemojlee

    • 42 min
    Defined by God, not religion

    Defined by God, not religion

    In this episode of our Couch Conversations podcast, Ms. Shavonne Strachan joins our host, Kareem O J Lee, to share what's on her heart about embracing God's Definition of who we are.
    Shavonne is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who is making waves in the nonprofit sector and business community, but more importantly she is a woman of faith who is intentionally nurturing her personal relationship with God.

    Shavonne Strachan grew up in poverty in the inner cities of Grand Bahama and was considered a troubled youth, after many struggles and personal battles both mentally and emotionally, Shavonne has accepted that her experiences were not wasted and that God had a purpose for her all along. She now dedicates time to advancing inner city communities and transforming lives.

    Shavonne Strachan is the founder of the NPO WeLife Foundation and has a track record of making an impact wherever she is present.

    Connect with Shavonne and learn more about her here:
    Instagram/Facebook: Shavonne Strachan (Personal)
    WeLife Foundation (NGO)
    That’s_So_Lazy (Clothing Business)
     
    Websites:
    www.welifefoundation.org  www.thatssolazy.com

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    Our mandate at Hummingbird Journeys is to create safe spaces where women heal emotionally, grow spiritually, and are equipped and emboldened to live victorious, impactful, Christ-centered lives.
    This podcast is one of the platforms through which we fulfil our mandate.
    For more information visit our website: www.hummingbirdjourneys.com
    Stay connected with us on social media @hummingbirdjourneys
    @kareemojlee

    • 45 min
    Living a Life of Freedom and Fullness

    Living a Life of Freedom and Fullness

    In this episode of our Couch Conversations podcast, Mrs. Charmaine Wright Orr joins our host, Kareem O J Lee, to give insights into what it takes to live a LIFE OF FREEDOM AND FULLNESS. Charmaine helps us understand why discovering your true identity is a critical step in the journey to freedom and fullness. She also shares how an individual's true identity and divine purpose are intrinsically linked.
    Charmaine Wright Orr is an integrator, thought partner, strategic voice, and spiritual midwife. As an unapologetic and uncompromising woman of faith, her core belief is that foundation matters. In other words, having clarity about who you are, being synergistically engaged in the relationships with people you should be joined to, and developing the grit that it takes to execute a sound strategy is the formula for success. She is anointed in the marketplace as a trusted partner to women Visionaries who are stewarding God ideas that will have a transformative impact on the world, produce generational wealth, and leave a legacy of inspiration and empowerment.
    Beyond this, Charmaine is most passionate about her family. Her husband, seven children and extended family are the fuel of her inspiration and nucleus of her existence. 
    Connect with Charmaine via email: WBMpartner@gmaiI.com

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    Our mandate at Hummingbird Journeys is to create safe spaces where women heal emotionally, grow spiritually, and are equipped and emboldened to live victorious, impactful, Christ-centered lives.
    This podcast is one of the platforms through which we fulfil our mandate.
    For more information visit our website: www.hummingbirdjourneys.com
    Stay connected with us on social media @hummingbirdjourneys
    @kareemojlee

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Naked and Unashamed

    Naked and Unashamed

    In this episode of our Couch Conversations podcast, Reverend Denise Hinkson Lawrence joins our host, Kareem Lee, to speak about the power of being naked and unashamed before God.
    Reverend Denise shares how women can tap into new dimensions of liberty and power by unmasking. What is unmasking? It's removing pretense and excuses and standing before God. By doing this, she dismantles the weight of human opinion, limiting beliefs, guilt, pride, and shame and allows Him to help her discover her true self.
    Reverend Denise H Lawrence is a Mindset-Shifter, with a passion for transforming lives. Her signature program 'ReBirth' allows women to overcome imposter syndrome, discover their identity, increase confidence, and eliminate comparison and perfectionism for a purposeful life. Denise is a Wife, Mother, Evangelist, Global Podcaster, Author, Writer, Conference Host, International Speaker, Coach, and Mentor with a mandate to empower women in personal, spiritual, and leadership development. Denise guides women in navigating difficult experiences, dismantle harmful messages about self-worth, pivot their pain to purpose, and become empowered. Reverend Denise strongly believes that "There is therapeutic value in shared stories".
    Connect with Reverend Denise via the following platforms:
    Facebook

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    Our mandate at Hummingbird Journeys is to create safe spaces where women heal emotionally, grow spiritually, and are equipped and emboldened to live victorious, impactful, Christ-centered lives.
    This podcast is one of the platforms through which we fulfil our mandate.
    For more information visit our website: www.hummingbirdjourneys.com
    Stay connected with us on social media @hummingbirdjourneys
    @kareemojlee

    • 55 min

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