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Big things matter, but so does the laundry. Connecting the dots between what we believe and how we live, expect practical starting places and deep and lively conversation on the Finding Holy Podcast -- along with guests' laundry routines. Called a mash-up of the thinking of David Brooks and James K.A. Smith with the sensibility of a suburban housewife, host Ashley Hales helps you find holy in your everyday life. More at aahales.com/podcast.

Finding Holy Ashley Hales

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

Big things matter, but so does the laundry. Connecting the dots between what we believe and how we live, expect practical starting places and deep and lively conversation on the Finding Holy Podcast -- along with guests' laundry routines. Called a mash-up of the thinking of David Brooks and James K.A. Smith with the sensibility of a suburban housewife, host Ashley Hales helps you find holy in your everyday life. More at aahales.com/podcast.

    76: BEST OF: Laura Fabrycky on our Civic Witness

    76: BEST OF: Laura Fabrycky on our Civic Witness

    This is such an important conversation about the nature of courage, how we might maintain civic identities, and love our neighbors -- and learn more about the witness of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
    You can pick up a copy of Keys to Bonhoeffer's Haus here.
    Follow Laura on Instagram and Twitter.

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    • 35 min
    75: BEST OF: Karla Reed on Generosity + Creativity

    75: BEST OF: Karla Reed on Generosity + Creativity

    Enjoy this "best of" episode with Karla Reed as we talk generosity, creativity, and spending. Though this came out at the beginning of the pandemic, it's a helpful way to think about how we spend and what we do affects what we love. Listen in!
    Follow Karla on Instagram.

    • 34 min
    74: A.J. Swoboda on Doubt

    74: A.J. Swoboda on Doubt

    How do we reckon with our own doubt? Can we do so in the context of the church? Listen in to this wide-ranging conversation with A.J. Swoboda to find a pathway and roadmap through — to see doubt not as an absence of faith but a sister to it.

    LINKS
    A.J’s newest book, After Doubt
    A.J.’s website
    Follow A.J. on Twitter
    Another great book of his, Subversive Sabbath

    ONE SMALL STEP
    Spend 10 minutes is silence and solitude before God. Write down your doubts. See what happens.
    Bring some of those doubts to your real, embodied community. Find safe, wise, and trusted people to share them with and ask them to walk with you in and through them. Consider reading After Doubt together.

    GIVEAWAY!
    As we go through this short series on the pandemic and relationships, leave a review of the Finding Holy Podcast on iTunes! Make sure to tag me on social media so I can enter you to win a copy of one of the great books we’re hearing about!
    Here’s how to leave a review:
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    • 40 min
    73: Pandemic Relationships: Rhonda Spencer-Hwang on Parenting

    73: Pandemic Relationships: Rhonda Spencer-Hwang on Parenting

    The global Covid-19 pandemic has taught us that resilience is an important muscle we need to flex (and to learn how to do so better). Listen in to this conversation with Rhonda Spencer-Hwang about what you can do for yourself and your family to practice new habits.

    LINKS
    Pre-order Rhonda’s book: Raising Resilient Kids
    Rhonda’s website: https://drrhondaspencer.com/

    ONE SMALL STEP
    Pre-order Rhonda’s book here.
    Take a 20-minute walk each day this week. Get your body moving and get out in nature. This is a great way to practice holistic health and build resilience for you and your children.

    WIN A BOOK!
    As we go through this short series on the pandemic and relationships, leave a review of the Finding Holy Podcast on iTunes! Make sure to tag me on social media so I can enter you to win a copy of Rhonda's book or one of the great books we talk about in the coming weeks!
    Here’s how to leave a review:
    How to leave an rating or review in Apple Podcasts (on an iOS device or computer)
        1    Open the Podcasts app or go to podcasts.apple.com.
        2    Choose “Search” and search for “Finding Holy Podcast.”
        3    Select the show under Shows (not under Episodes)
        4    Scroll down past the first few episodes until you see Ratings & Reviews
        5    Click “Write a Review” underneath the displayed reviews from other listeners.
    Your listenership helps good conversations happen! If you’ve found this episode helpful and encouraging, please share it with a friend! Leaving a review on iTunes helps keep the conversations going.

    *links to Amazon are affiliate links

    • 38 min
    Pandemic Relationships: Dorothy Greco on Marriage

    Pandemic Relationships: Dorothy Greco on Marriage

    This is a great conversation on how the pandemic has changed marriages and what it might look like to begin to imagine more for our marriages. Listen in to author, speaker, and photographer Dorothy Greco as she shares practical and soulful ways to connect.

    LINKS
    Marriage in the Middle: https://amzn.to/33Bn3bQ
    Dorothy’s first book: Making Marriage Beautiful
    Dorothy’s website: https://www.dorothygreco.com/
    My review of Dorothy’s book, Marriage in the Middle, for Christianity Today

    ONE SMALL STEP
    If you’re married, one great question might be to ask your spouse where he or she sees that you’ve lost imagination. Dorothy also recommends a practice of Examen, or even just confession, as the glue that holds her marriage together. Spend some time in prayer asking for your own heart and behavior to be illuminated. Then confess your sin to each other knowing we have a good God who loves you and wants the best for your marriage.
    Tag me at @aahales on Twitter or Instagram to let me know what works for you.

    GIVEAWAY!
    As we go through this short series on the pandemic and relationships, leave a review of the Finding Holy Podcast on iTunes! Make sure to tag me on social media so I can enter you to win a copy of Todd’s book or one of the great books we hear about in the coming weeks!
    Here’s how to leave a review:
    How to leave an rating or review in Apple Podcasts (on an iOS device or computer)
        1    Open the Podcasts app or go to podcasts.apple.com.
        2    Choose “Search” and search for “Finding Holy Podcast.”
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        4    Scroll down past the first few episodes until you see Ratings & Reviews
        5    Click “Write a Review” underneath the displayed reviews from other listeners.
    Your listenership helps good conversations happen! If you’ve found this episode helpful and encouraging, please share it with a friend! Leaving a review on iTunes helps keep the conversations going.

    *links to Amazon are affiliate links

    • 35 min
    71: Pandemic Relationships: Todd Wilson on The Enneagram Goes to Church

    71: Pandemic Relationships: Todd Wilson on The Enneagram Goes to Church

    This is a great conversation on how social media and the pandemic has changed relationships in the church. Listen in to Todd Wilson help listeners learn about the Enneagram, the wisdom of dark emotions, and being self-aware for the sake of others.

    LINKS
    Todd’s book: https://amzn.to/3xLWbnd
    Todd’s website: https://www.toddawilson.com/
    Follow Todd on Twitter
    Check out The Road Back to You as an Enneagram primer
    IVP's Enneagram devotionals are a great gift for you or a friend

    ONE SMALL STEP
    Todd reminds us that the best way we have to love others sacrificially is often by leaning into the part of ourselves that we tend to repress: thinking, feeling or doing. Consider which is hardest for you to access or which question seems the fuzziest: What do I think about this? What do I feel in this situation? or What it mine to do?
    Then, as you reenter community and relationships post-pandemic, begin to ask yourself that question. If your doing center is repressed instead of thinking too much or feeling, what can you do? If the thinking center is repressed, consider how you might begin to think through a particular challenge. If your feeling center is repressed, ask what you feel in a given situation and how might you consider others’ feelings?
    Tag me at @aahales on Twitter or Instagram to let me know what works for you.

    GIVEAWAY!
    As we go through this short series on the pandemic and relationships, leave a review of the Finding Holy Podcast on iTunes! Make sure to tag me on social media so I can enter you to win a copy of Todd’s book or one of the great books we hear about in the coming weeks!
    Your listenership helps good conversations happen! If you’ve found this episode helpful and encouraging, please share it with a friend! Leaving a review on iTunes helps keep the conversations going.

    *links to Amazon are affiliate links

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

glwf99 ,

Always full of wisdom and grace

I find so much substance in every episode, even in the ones I don’t expect. There are always practical take aways and life applications that help me to live a more gracious life, more closely connected both to God and to the world around me.

JodiHGrubbs ,

Gracious & relevant conversations

Ashley Hales, host of the Finding Holy Podcast helps us "find holy" in our everyday lives through both our big and our small experiences. Episodes are super relevant and cover topics from emotional health, to politics, the church and culture. Ashley's guest line up includes diverse and interesting authors, artists, activists and pastors. Easy to listen to and learn from!

Ericka Sylvester ,

So enjoyable!

I’ve been loving these very listenable episodes with guests sharing their perspectives on important issues as they relate to faith and life. Ashley is a great host & does a fantastic job!

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