14 episodes

The podcast will feature practices that will help listeners deepen their understanding of their belovedness leading them to discover the unforced rhythms of grace. Listeners will be introduced to a single spiritual practice and offered ways to practice and resources for further exploration.

Finding our Rhythm: Spiritual Practices for Seekers of God‪.‬ Hosts: Lisa Work & Rich Nelson

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

The podcast will feature practices that will help listeners deepen their understanding of their belovedness leading them to discover the unforced rhythms of grace. Listeners will be introduced to a single spiritual practice and offered ways to practice and resources for further exploration.

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Bishop Audrey Scanlan & Discovering and Maintaining Rhythms

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Bishop Audrey Scanlan & Discovering and Maintaining Rhythms

    In this episode, Rich and Lisa talk to The Rt. Rev. Dr. Audrey Scanlan, the current Bishop of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. Bishop Scanlan discusses her personal spiritual practices, which include hiking, cooking, and writing. She also sheds light on how she navigates the idea that spiritual practices can sometimes feel selfish. In addition, she turned the tables and asked Rich and Lisa about their views on the purpose of spiritual practices. She turned the tables and asked Rich and Lisa a question, "What is the point of Spiritual Practices?" We also talk about when our lives get out of balance and spiritual practices can help us.

    • 37 min
    Season 2 Episode 3: Exploring Iconography and the Spiritual Connection with Saints

    Season 2 Episode 3: Exploring Iconography and the Spiritual Connection with Saints

    Welcome to the latest episode of "Finding Our Rhythm," hosted by Lisa Work and Rich Nelson. In this episode, we are privileged to have Kristen Wheeler, a modern iconographer, as our guest. Kristen brings a unique and spiritual perspective to the ancient art form of iconography, which we are eager to explore.

    During the episode, we discuss the impact of Kristen's icons and how people react to them, particularly those who approach her at events. Her genuine intention to share rather than convert is evident, and people are drawn to her work because of it.

    Kristen shares her deep connection to iconography and how she has made it a daily spiritual practice. She discusses how the art form has evolved and its significance in her life. We also delve into the lives and teachings of notable saints, including Rose of Lima, Rita of Cascia, Roch, Jesus the Gardener, Pauli Murray, and Francis. Kristen's passion for sharing their stories is infectious, adding to the episode's appeal and depth.

    A significant aspect of Kristen's work is its ability to transcend religious boundaries. She takes pride in the fact that the saints she portrays connect with people of all beliefs, including those who identify as agnostic or atheist. She emphasizes that her focus is on sharing the authentic stories of these saints, not conversion.

    Finally, Kristen is committed to portraying the saints as real, flawed individuals. By acknowledging their imperfections and challenges, she makes them more relatable, offering comfort and companionship to those who seek it. This approach has resonated with many and is one of the reasons her work is so highly regarded.

    We hope you enjoy this episode of "Finding Our Rhythm" and gain new insights into the captivating world of iconography.



    Learn more about Kristen and her icons at https://moderniconographer.com/

    Check out The Ministry of the Saints on Facebook

    • 46 min
    Season 2 - Episode 2 : Asking for Help as a Spiritual Practice

    Season 2 - Episode 2 : Asking for Help as a Spiritual Practice

    In this episode, Lisa and Rich talk about the challenges and blessings of learning to ask for help and how this can open us to deeper relationships with God, others, and our self. Help is both about being willing to ask for help when we need it and being willing to receive help when it is offered. Rich and Lisa recount times in their lives when they have both done this well and when they have struggled with the gift of help.

    Feelings Wheel Website: https://feelingswheel.com/

    Ann Lamott’s book: Help, Thanks, Wow: Three Essential Prayers - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/313149/help-thanks-wow-by-anne-lamott/

    • 31 min
    Season 2 - Episode 1 : Learning to Find Our Rhythm and the Art of Letting Go

    Season 2 - Episode 1 : Learning to Find Our Rhythm and the Art of Letting Go

    Join Lisa and Rich for episode 1 of season 2 of "Finding Our Rhythm: Spiritual Practices for Seekers of God." They explore the art of not "forcing the rhythm" and Lisa shares how it is like her experience learning to operate a Segway. They confront the challenges of FOMO and clarify that letting go is not about being slothful but rather trusting God. They also stress the importance of acknowledging that we don't have to know or have all the answers, which can be a liberating realization on our spiritual journey and in life.



    This season, we intend to incorporate a guided spiritual practice into our episodes. In this episode, you will be invited to join us for 5 minutes of silence and stillness.



    Mentioned in this podcast is Barbara Brown Taylor's book Holy Envy and the Tao Te Ching.

    • 41 min
    Episode 9 - Season Finale - Noticing

    Episode 9 - Season Finale - Noticing

    In this final episode of season one of Finding Our Rhythm, Lisa and Rich talk about the spiritual practice of “noticing” as they look back at the journey of making the first season. Often what we expect to happen simply leads us to what will actually happen, which can be better than we imagined. But the letting go of the first vision for our life can be difficult, painful even, and it takes time to become open to what might be. The key is in the noticing, both noticing new opportunities and noticing how we respond to those unforeseen “holy detours.” Some of these detours lead us up metaphorical mountains and into storms. Rich and Lisa reflect on their own mountaintop and stormy experiences and what scripture tells us about how to approach the ascent. 



    Finally, they look ahead to season two and a whole series dedicated to engaging ancient spiritual practices in new and contemporary ways. 

    • 27 min
    Episode 8 - Contemplative Photography - Roger Hutchison

    Episode 8 - Contemplative Photography - Roger Hutchison

    In this episode of Finding Our Rhythm, we have the honor of sitting down with Roger Hutchison, an author, illustrator, educator, and director of Christian Formation and Parish Life at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, TX. Roger is a man of many talents, with a passion for contemplative photography and its ability to transform our perception of the world around us. Join us as we delve into his journey, inspirations, and how he uses art, color, and poetic language to communicate love and promote healing and hope in today's hurting world.



    Roger shares how he started the practice of contemplative photography during COVID, how it has impacted his life, and the way it allows us to see the world in a new and meaningful way.



    The Painting Table: Roger recounts his profound experience of painting with children who witnessed the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, and how it inspired him to use his writing and art to serve those who grieve.



    Roger shares his ambition and mission to communicate love and promote healing in the world through his art, color choices, and poetic language.



    Join us in this heartwarming and inspiring conversation with Roger Hutchison as he reminds us of the importance of seeing with fresh eyes and nurturing love and hope in the face of adversity.

    Instagram: @rogerhutchisonbooks

    Twitter: @RogerHutchison

    Facebook: @hutchison.roger

    Additional Resources:

    https://www.rogerhutchisonbooks.com/

    Roger's Books: Find Roger's books, including "The Very Best Day: The Way of Love for Children," "Sparrow's Prayer," and "The Art of Calm," on his website or at your local bookstore.



    We also invite you to show us how you embrace the #ArtofSeeing!

    📸Share a photo you've taken when practicing contemplative photography and use the hashtag #ArtofSeeing. Let's create a community of visionaries together!

    • 33 min

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