A podcast about learning the unforced rhythms of God’s grace.
020: Rest for the Soul
Although rest may be viewed merely as sleep or inactivity, it is much more than that. Rest is an invitation from the Lord, a form of worship, and a space to simply be with God. Mark and David continue their discussion on the top of rest, exploring the complexities and gifts of the practice, and address some of the baggage and struggles that people have around the practice of rest.
019: Dangerously Tired
After examining what rest is NOT in the last episode, Mark and David continue their conversation this week by looking at what rest IS, asking the question: What does real rest actually look like? They provide framework for assessing whether or not an activity is restful, and offer questions to ask as you seek to find rest in your own life.
018: The Promise of Rest
In order to implement a Sabbath rhythm in your life, you must begin with rest. Modeled by God, rest is an integral spiritual practice. Mark and David discuss what rest is - as well as misconceptions about rest in our culture. They also address the challenges that accompany the practice of rest, in order to find practical ways to cross the hurdles that accompany this important practice.
017: Amy Fletcher - Embracing Gratitude and Abandoning Comparison
The twists and turns of life can challenge our faith. Mark and David talk with Amy Fletcher, who shares how she has encountered God’s love for her throughout her life and circumstances. Her experience of trusting in the character of God in the midst of darkness is encouraging and full of hope. She also shares how the practice of gratitude has shaped her.
016: What Practicing Feels Like
Beginning a new practice is difficult and feels like hard work, while engaging a familiar practice can feel effortless. Mark and David share their experiences of the many ways practice can feel - from bumpy starts to experiencing ease and joy over time. Find encouragement for wherever you are in your experience of spiritual practices - and however practice feels to you right now.
015: A Practicing Life
Spiritual disciplines - training exercises for life in the Kingdom of God - are essential for the follower of Jesus. But why is practicing so hard? This episode dives into the ways our perceptions or expectations can detract from the benefit of engaging in spiritual practices in our lives. Join Mark and David as they offer helpful encouragement for learning to embrace beginning to practice.
What a breath of fresh air!
Amazing first episode! What freedom in knowing that Christ did everything b/c of love and that’s the same invitation we have—to love Him.