A podcast exploring how faith, religion, and spiritual practices inform and shape our personal lives and our community and bring us closer together as humans. Featuring interviews with faith leaders, writers, thinkers, community advocates, and creatives from east-central Illinois.
Social Justice and Spiritual Sustainability with Rev. Jennifer Bailey
As a millennial faith leader, Rev. Jen brings particular wisdom and insight into our conversations around justice work and self-care. She finds inspiration from her deep connection with past generations of resilient women and shares her radical hope for the future.
Silence Teaches Us Who We Are with Rich Lewis
Unpack the simple practice of centering prayer, which transformed Rich's life when he started in 2014. Through sitting in stillness, he's learned how to better connect with his true self. And rest in the pure presence of God without any obstacles. Rich shares what he's learned to support others in creating a sustainable practice.
On Being a Catholic Woman Priest with Mary Keldermans
In 2014, Mary was ordained a Roman Catholic Womenpriest. She founded the Holy Family Inclusive Catholic Community in Springfield, IL for folks who love their Catholic faith, but not the man-made institution. All are welcome, and Mary guides them in new ways to pray to God that are nourishing and life-giving.
Breathwork for healing and peace with Hunter LaFave
At age 30, Hunter LaFave was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer. Hunter healed his body and mind through breathwork, yoga, and meditation. He teaches us what he has learned about holistic wellness, managing his mindset, and other tools he’s used for living more authentically.
Connecting to Creation and Rewilding Yourself with Eileen Gebbie
Intimately connecting with the natural world can rewire our souls and bodies, teach us about the nature of God, and show a new path to liberation for all. Eileen brings her life experiences as a gay woman, a justice advocate, and an ordained UCC pastor to her new ministry of accompanying others to listen, learn, and heal in the wild.
Creating a more regenerative life with Kelly Mathews
Being regenerative is putting life at the center of every action and decision. Kelly changed her life by connecting deeply with her body’s innate ability to regenerate. She discovered the more subtle aspects of healing, particularly around food, emotions, and the nervous system. Then she began leaning into new ways to connect and live more harmoniously with the natural world.
Great questions to best help her community!
Host did a great job asking me questions that will best help her community understand and benefit from centering prayer. Enjoyed our conversation!
Kelly is so interesting to listen to and this pod has helped me learn more about my personal spiritual journey. Highly recommend!