34 episodes

From award-winning producer and actress Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media, welcome to the On a Lighter Note Podcast hosted by writer & speaker Elyse Murphy. Here we have conversations with people from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the ups, the downs and the detours of life to help us thrive even in challenging times. Even when it seems we're surrounded by darkness, there's always a little bit of light to be found - so let's go find it together! New episode airs every Tuesday.

On A Lighter Note Podcast LightWorkers Media

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

From award-winning producer and actress Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media, welcome to the On a Lighter Note Podcast hosted by writer & speaker Elyse Murphy. Here we have conversations with people from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the ups, the downs and the detours of life to help us thrive even in challenging times. Even when it seems we're surrounded by darkness, there's always a little bit of light to be found - so let's go find it together! New episode airs every Tuesday.

    It’s Not a Period, It’s a Pivot with Elyse Murphy

    It’s Not a Period, It’s a Pivot with Elyse Murphy

    From the pandemic Instagram lives to deep dive podcast conversations we have had an absolutely electric time on On a Lighter Note. It has been a journey of revelation, inspiration, pure joy and profound hope in the midst of truly dark and sometimes even scary times. As we wrap up Season 2 Elyse takes a look back at some of the most popular episodes over the seasons — reminding us of the wisdom we can glean as we embark on the next chapter. As always, this episode is for you exactly where you are as a reminder to keep the light on no matter how dark it may get. 

    • 19 min
    Living on the Tightrope of Cancel Culture with Brittany Dawn

    Living on the Tightrope of Cancel Culture with Brittany Dawn

    We all talk about “Cancel Culture” but have we confronted the fact that we all participate in some form? Responding to hate with more hate in the comments, liking mean-spirited posts, or laughing at the latest “social media dragging” are a few examples. How do we turn it all around for good? Here to shed light and a newfound perspective is Brittany Dawn, Founder of She Lives Freed and Chiseled and Called Podcast. Ultimately Brittany has walked through the fire of social media bullying and come out not smelling like smoke.  Her newfound intimacy with God and focus on his purpose is to blame in the best way and it’s helped her respond the bullies without becoming a bully herself  in the process… something we could all learn from.Through her vulnerability she invites us all to lay down our armor, confront our skeletons and remember to treat each other with the grace, sincere compassion and a very healthy dose of boundaries. It’s hard work, but it’s good work. This is a conversation that will leave you feeling genuinely uplifted comforted and hopefully inspired to look at the people we encounter with a heavenly perspective. 



    From Award-Winning Producer and Actress Roma Downey - we bring you the  “On A Lighter Note” Podcast - a conversational interview series hosted by Author & Speaker Elyse Murphy. We feature voices from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the unexpected twists and turns of life, while providing inspiration, hope and valuable insights to help us thrive during challenging times. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Taking the Fear out of Finances with Rachel Cruze

    Taking the Fear out of Finances with Rachel Cruze

    Does checking your bank account give you anxiety? Do you feel hopeless about paying off mountains of student loan or credit card debt? Finances are often the trigger for anxiety and hopelessness in so many people today especially in America where 78% are living paycheck to paycheck. But here to dispel anxiety and fuel us with powerful truth is Financial Expert and bestselling author Rachel Cruze. We all need more education and grace when it comes to our finances.  Rachel is all about equipping everyday people and especially empowering women to take ownership of their financial life to find freedom. The Bible says the love of money is the root of all evil — it does not say the stewardship of money is. We are breaking off the shame that comes with money mistakes and embracing the power of kingdom stewardship. Knowledge is literally power and in this case money. 



    From Award-Winning Producer and Actress Roma Downey - we bring you the  “On A Lighter Note” Podcast - a conversational interview series hosted by Author & Speaker Elyse Murphy. We feature voices from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the unexpected twists and turns of life, while providing inspiration, hope and valuable insights to help us thrive during challenging times. 

    • 57 min
    Livin’ On a Wing and a Prayer with Doug White & Brian Egeston

    Livin’ On a Wing and a Prayer with Doug White & Brian Egeston

    What would you do if you had to fly a plane with no experience? Try the radio? Pray? Freak out? A man named Doug White had to learn first hand what flying by faith when was forced to safely land his family on a plane after the pilot died unexpectedly mid-flight. This episode we are joined by the man whose incredible true story became the inspiration for LightWorkers' latest film ON A WING AND A PRAYER now available on Prime Video starring Dennis Quaid. We are also joined by incredible screenwriter Brian Egeston who put pen to page to bring Doug's story to the world.  In this conversation we learn first hand the miraculous untold stories from the harrowing journey of that fateful Easter Sunday 14 years ago, to how Brian learned of his story, formed an unlikely friendship with Doug and the winding road to landing the movie in Hollywood just in time for its Easter anniversary. The once nightmare has became a profound testimony of God's faithfulness. This conversation and film will remind you of the power of prayer, the strength of community and restore your faith in miracles.



    Watch ON A WING AND A PRAYER - NOW AVAILABLE on Prime Video. https://www.amazon.com/Wing-Prayer-Dennis-Quaid/dp/B0B75TB7H8

    • 51 min
    The Miraculous Making of "On a Wing and a Prayer" with Roma Downey & Sean McNamara

    The Miraculous Making of "On a Wing and a Prayer" with Roma Downey & Sean McNamara

    Do miracles really happen? Join producer Roma Downey and film director Sean McNamara for an inside look at the making of their latest movie "On A Wing And A Prayer" arriving on Prime Video Friday April 7. Starring the incomparable Dennis Quaid, Heather Graham and Jesse Metcalfe and based on a miraculous and heroic true story of a man named Doug White played by Dennis Quaid as he goes on a harrowing journey to safely land a plane and save his entire family from disaster after their pilot dies unexpectedly mid-flight.  In this special making of, we go behind the scenes with Roma and Sean sharing stories from making a movie in a pandemic, to shooting in a tiny cockpit — to the string of “coincidences” that lead to the film coming together. This conversation and film will remind you of the power of prayer, the strength of community and restore your faith in miracles.

    Watch "On a Wing and a Prayer" streaming on Prime Video starting Good Friday, April 7th just in time for Easter.

    • 47 min
    Why Jesus Loves Messy Miracles with Pastor Samuel Rodriguez

    Why Jesus Loves Messy Miracles with Pastor Samuel Rodriguez

    Do you feel disqualified in asking God for help because of a mess you caused yourself? Or are feeling more and more hopeless that God will intervene in a crisis you can’t seem to find him in? Is any mess too big for God? In today’s episode of On a Lighter Note - Pastor Samuel Rodriguez is here to profess what God has proclaimed over our mess. Jesus knew exactly how to speak to our souls for this exact situation and he did it by doing the unexpected, by using the very mess we’re so defeated or feel bound by — to turn his most profound miracles.  In his latest book “Your Mess, God's Miracle: The Process Is Temporary, the Promise Is Permanent” — he guides us through the scriptural evidence that God is always working no matter what our state of mind, body and heart my understand at the time.



    You can pre-order your copy “Your Mess, God's Miracle: The Process Is Temporary, the Promise Is Permanent” - https://www.amazon.com/Your-Mess-Gods-Miracle-Temporary/dp/0800762061

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Kayli Poe ,

Absolutely Amazing!!!

I love listening to these podcasts. I had the pleasure of hearing Else speak at a woman's retreat in Arizona so when i heard she was going to have a podcast I couldn’t wait for it to be launched. I love listening to her speak and hearing her perspective on different topics. It’s helped me so much that I know when I read the Bible I am able to see different perspectives of the stories which in turn is helping me grow in my faith. I send these episodes to my life group frequently. I CAN’T wait for another opportunity to hear her speak again. Wonder if she’ll do private parties 🤔😁

Hagerman11 ,

Honor and Respect

Loved this last episode! So many “that’s good” moments! I’d love some expansion on the honor and respect topic as it relates to abusive and harmful people, specifically parents.

Andrea Arcola ,

Wisdom and fun combined

Always love hearing Elyse’s perspective on life and our journey with God. Just listened to the podcast about the in-between and I was so encouraged! Take a listen if you need clarity and encouragement. You got this.

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