A place for honest and unhurried conversations about interactive life with God. Hosted by Nathan Foster from Renovaré, a nonprofit that offers resources, events, and learning communities to help people become more like Jesus. Learn more at renovare.org.
Matthew Clark — The Gift of Truth
Matthew Clark joined Nate in-person to tape this week's podcast conversation on the topic of truth — truthful storytelling, truthful music, true relationships and true worship.
Visit Matthew Clark's website.
Books by Matthew Clark
Tale of Two Trees
Only The Lover Sings
Find Matthew's music on Spotify and Apple
Matthew's Podcast — One Thousand Words: Stories Along the Way
Sally Kendrick — The Gift of Creating
Printmaker Sally Kendrick talks with Nate about the creative act of finding and printing specimens from nature as a way of cultivating "openness to the presence of God and willingness to receive the love of God."
Sally Kendrick is a Maryland-based photographer with Carolina roots. She began experimenting with cyanotypes as a way of cultivating a habit of attentiveness to the beauty in the natural world around her.
Read Sally's essay "Attention Grows into Love" on renovare.org.
True Impressions: Daily Prayers (artwork by Sally Kendrick) available for purchase or for free download.
Sally has graciously offered some of her cyanotypes as downloads that can be printed locally.
You can connect with Sally on Instagram at @turkeycreekprints.
Sarah Clarkson — The Gift of Beauty
Sarah Clarkson spoke with Nathan Foster from her home in the UK about her experiences with grief and fear and the way God has been restoring faith, hope, and love in her life through the gift of beauty.
Sarah's Website: https://sarahclarkson.com
Books by Sarah:This Beautiful Truth: How God's Goodness Breaks into Our Darkness
Book Girl: A Journey Through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life
Caught Up in a Story: Fostering a Storyformed Life of Great Books & Imagination with Your Children
The Life Giving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming
Mark Buchanan — The Healing Gift of Nature
Mark Buchanan, author of God Walk: Moving at the Speed of your Soul, talks with Nate about the restorative gifts of God available to us in natural world.
Books by Mark Buchanan
God Walk: Moving at the Speed of your Soul
The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath
Your God is Too Safe: Rediscovering the Wonder of a God You Can't Control
Visit Mark’s website
Renovaré resources with Mark Buchanan
Webinar: Good Grief
Article: “Being More Pedestrian”
Katelyn J. Dixon — The Healing Gift of Writing
The Renovaré Podcast with Nathan Foster returns with new episodes and a new name... Life with God. The next several episodes center the conversation around things that restore our souls—places of connection to God and gifts from the Lord that bring us inward healing. Katelyn Dixon leads off the series by looking at the creative act of writing as spiritual healing.
Read Katelyn's writing on Renovare.org
Visit Katelyn's website
Meditation on Psalm 131 (Encore Series)
A 20-minute meditation—an audio retreat—on Psalm 131. Put on some headphones, find a comfortable spot, and let your soul be quieted. This episode is a collaboration with Joshua Banner from The Invitation Podcast (invitationpodcast.org).
This podcast is a favorite. It always offers words of wisdom and encouragement. Thank you
So much comfort and authenticity
Thank you for this place of solace! I appreciate it!
Brings me peace
Thank you for these wonderful podcasts and welcome back, Nathan. I appreciated your introduction at the beginning. You beautifully put into words some of the same difficult struggles I have been going through the last couple of years. It brought me peace to identify the emotions and realize that this is part of life and God can use it for my good.