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If God is interacting with you, would you notice? Can you learn to recognize and respond to God in your story — in your everyday, ordinary life? Let’s find out from other people who are curious like you! We’ll hear from people who have recognized what God is up to in the midst of the mundane, joyful, painful and profound moments of life, and sensed God with them, in them, and for them. Some found encouragement, healing, hope, redemption, restoration, new perspectives or direction at life’s crossroads — sometimes in surprising ways.
Listen as podcast Host Sharon Swing and Co-Hosts Joan Kelley, Sibyl Towner and Lori Shoults interview people who have reviewed their life story using ‘Listen to My Life' maps. We’ll talk with authors, pastors, artists or anyone with an interesting story about God’s small voice stirring their souls. To find out more about the ‘Listen to My Life’ maps or submit your story for a potential future episode, go to www.onelifemaps.com/podcast to learn more.

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oneLife maps Podcast Sharon Swing

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 18 Ratings

If God is interacting with you, would you notice? Can you learn to recognize and respond to God in your story — in your everyday, ordinary life? Let’s find out from other people who are curious like you! We’ll hear from people who have recognized what God is up to in the midst of the mundane, joyful, painful and profound moments of life, and sensed God with them, in them, and for them. Some found encouragement, healing, hope, redemption, restoration, new perspectives or direction at life’s crossroads — sometimes in surprising ways.
Listen as podcast Host Sharon Swing and Co-Hosts Joan Kelley, Sibyl Towner and Lori Shoults interview people who have reviewed their life story using ‘Listen to My Life' maps. We’ll talk with authors, pastors, artists or anyone with an interesting story about God’s small voice stirring their souls. To find out more about the ‘Listen to My Life’ maps or submit your story for a potential future episode, go to www.onelifemaps.com/podcast to learn more.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    More On Life Story as a Spiritual Practice

    More On Life Story as a Spiritual Practice

    oneLife Maps is, at its core, interested in helping people to recognize and respond to God in their stories. There is so much to be said on the topic of life story as a spiritual practice that we recorded a second episode on the topic that moves in a different direction. I hope you enjoy this one, too.
    If you have engaged in 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual life mapping, you'll see that this conversation relates directly to the bottom line on the 'My Life Story' map, where you are asked to consider how you have noticed God, or viewed who God is over the course of your life. This conversation is a great way to help you sort out what stories you have been handed about who you are and who God is -- and prayerfully decide what to take with you, and what to leave behind.
    Please explore www.onelifemaps.com to download a free introduction booklet to 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story,' that contains the artwork we refer to in this episode. You can purchase your 'Listen to My Life' portfolio on that website, too.
    Audio Meditations as a Thank You for Your Support
    We're on a mission to help people recognize and respond to God in their story. Will you help?
    Our Patreon subscription, at http://www.patreon.com/onelifemaps offers you access to recorded audio meditations that are created to assist you in becoming self-aware and God-aware.
    Sibyl Towner and I (Sharon Swing), co-authored the 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual maps, and we produce the oneLifemaps podcast along with our friend and Director of Facilitator Development, Joan Kelley.
    We are offering you the opportunity to support the continuation of the oneLifemaps podcast and the publishing of 'Listen to My Life' in and weekly audio meditations as a token of our appreciation.
    If we can serve you, please let us know by emailing us here.
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 28 min
    81. Choose

    81. Choose

    Sharon Swing hosts a conversation with Jodi Niznik about the life of Moses and her new study, Choose.
    Jodie Niznik is Adult Ministries Pastor at Irving Bible Church in Irving, Texas. She holds a master’s degree in Christian education with an emphasis in women’s ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary and has served in various pastoral roles in the church. Jodie is the author of Choose: A Study of Moses for a Life That Matters, and coauthor with Sue Edwards of Galatians: Discovering Freedom in Christ Through Daily Practice.
    Please explore www.onelifemaps.com to download a free introduction booklet to 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story,' that contains the artwork we refer to in this episode. You can purchase your 'Listen to My Life' portfolio on that website, too.
    Audio Meditations as a Thank You for Your Support
    We're on a mission to help people recognize and respond to God in their story. Will you help?
    Our Patreon subscription, at http://www.patreon.com/onelifemaps offers you access to recorded audio meditations that are created to assist you in becoming self-aware and God-aware.
    Sibyl Towner and I (Sharon Swing), co-authored the 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual maps, and we produce the oneLifemaps podcast along with our friend and Director of Facilitator Development, Joan Kelley.
    We are offering you the opportunity to support the continuation of the oneLifemaps podcast and the publishing of 'Listen to My Life' in and weekly audio meditations as a token of our appreciation.
    If we can serve you, please let us know by emailing us here.



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    • 35 min
    80. Tell the Story That Pursues You

    80. Tell the Story That Pursues You

    Jim Brule is a Maggid, a trainer of story-tellers from the Jewish tradition and an End-of-Life Dula. His passion is transformational storytelling -- the art of thought-provoking wisdom-sharing. Listen in as Sharon Swing talks to Jim about how stories connect, transform and heal us.
    You can learn more about Jim at http://www.transformationalstorytelling.org and listen to stories from many tellers on his Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/PowerfulStorytelling
    Please explore www.onelifemaps.com to download a free introduction booklet to 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story,' that contains the artwork we refer to in this episode. You can purchase your 'Listen to My Life' portfolio on that website, too.
    Audio Meditations as a Thank You for Your Support
    We're on a mission to help people recognize and respond to God in their story. Will you help?
    Our Patreon subscription, at http://www.patreon.com/onelifemaps offers you access to recorded audio meditations that are created to assist you in becoming self-aware and God-aware.
    Sibyl Towner and I (Sharon Swing), co-authored the 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual maps, and we produce the oneLifemaps podcast along with our friend and Director of Facilitator Development, Joan Kelley.
    We are offering you the opportunity to support the continuation of the oneLifemaps podcast and the publishing of 'Listen to My Life' in and weekly audio meditations as a token of our appreciation.
    If we can serve you, please let us know by emailing us here.
    Equipment
    We've had some questions about our podcasting equipment. Here is what we use:
    Recorder
    Microphones
    Microphone Stands
    Headset
    Microphone Wind Screens
    Headset Extension Cords
    Headset Cable Splitter
    The links in this episode may give us a minuscule amount of affiliate revenue from Amazon, but they won't cost you anything at all. Thanks for the support.

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    • 51 min
    79. An Unexamined Life is Destined to Repeat Itself

    79. An Unexamined Life is Destined to Repeat Itself

    Thomas A'Kempis wisely stated that 'an unexamined life is destined to repeat itself.' What does that mean and what can we learn from the act of examining ourselves and our life stories? Join Host Sharon Swing as she talks it thru with Sibyl Towner and Joan Kelley.
    If you have engaged in 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual life mapping, you'll see that this conversation relates directly to the bottom line on the 'My Life Story' map, where you are asked to consider how you have noticed God, or viewed who God is over the course of your life. This conversation is a great way to help you sort out what stories you have been handed about who you are and who God is -- and prayerfully decide what to take with you, and what to leave behind.
    Please explore www.onelifemaps.com to download a free introduction booklet to 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story,' that contains the artwork we refer to in this episode. You can purchase your 'Listen to My Life' portfolio on that website, too.
    Audio Meditations as a Thank You for Your Support
    We're on a mission to help people recognize and respond to God in their story. Will you help?
    Our Patreon subscription, at http://www.patreon.com/onelifemaps offers you access to recorded audio meditations that are created to assist you in becoming self-aware and God-aware.
    Sibyl Towner and I (Sharon Swing), co-authored the 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual maps, and we produce the oneLifemaps podcast along with our friend and Director of Facilitator Development, Joan Kelley.
    We are offering you the opportunity to support the continuation of the oneLifemaps podcast and the publishing of 'Listen to My Life' in and weekly audio meditations as a token of our appreciation.
    If we can serve you, please let us know by emailing us here.
    Equipment
    We've had some questions about our podcasting equipment. Here is what we use:
    Recorder
    Microphones
    Microphone Stands
    Headset
    Microphone Wind Screens
    Headset Extension Cords
    Headset Cable Splitter
    The links in this episode may give us a minuscule amount of affiliate revenue from Amazon, but they won't cost you anything at all. Thanks for the support.

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 31 min
    78. Self-Aware and God-Aware

    78. Self-Aware and God-Aware

    Self-Awareness proceeds God-Awareness in the spiritual life. We may have picked up the idea that self-awareness is somehow not considered spiritual. Listen in as Sibyl Towner and Joan Kelley join host, Sharon Swing to discuss the importance of self-awareness in the spiritual life.
    If you have engaged in 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual life mapping, you'll see that this conversation relates directly to the bottom line on the 'My Life Story' map, where you are asked to consider how you have noticed God, or viewed who God is over the course of your life. This conversation is a great way to help you sort out what stories you have been handed about who you are and who God is -- and prayerfully decide what to take with you, and what to leave behind.
    Please explore www.onelifemaps.com to download a free introduction booklet to 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story,' that contains the artwork we refer to in this episode. You can purchase your 'Listen to My Life' portfolio on that website, too.
    Audio Meditations as a Thank You for Your Support
    We're on a mission to help people recognize and respond to God in their story. Will you help?
    Our Patreon subscription, at http://www.patreon.com/onelifemaps offers you access to recorded audio meditations that are created to assist you in becoming self-aware and God-aware.
    Sibyl Towner and I (Sharon Swing), co-authored the 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual maps, and we produce the oneLifemaps podcast along with our friend and Director of Facilitator Development, Joan Kelley.
    We are offering you the opportunity to support the continuation of the oneLifemaps podcast and the publishing of 'Listen to My Life' in and weekly audio meditations as a token of our appreciation.
    If we can serve you, please let us know by emailing us here.
    Equipment
    We've had some questions about our podcasting equipment. Here is what we use:
    Recorder
    Microphones
    Microphone Stands
    Headset
    Microphone Wind Screens
    Headset Extension Cords
    Headset Cable Splitter
    The links in this episode may give us a minuscule amount of affiliate revenue from Amazon, but they won't cost you anything at all. Thanks for the support.

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 31 min
    77. Life Story as Spiritual Practice

    77. Life Story as Spiritual Practice

    oneLife Maps is, at its core, interested in helping people to recognize and respond to God in their stories.
    If you have engaged in 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual life mapping, you'll see that this conversation relates directly to the bottom line on the 'My Life Story' map, where you are asked to consider how you have noticed God, or viewed who God is over the course of your life. This conversation is a great way to help you sort out what stories you have been handed about who you are and who God is -- and prayerfully decide what to take with you, and what to leave behind.
    Please explore www.onelifemaps.com to download a free introduction booklet to 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story,' that contains the artwork we refer to in this episode. You can purchase your 'Listen to My Life' portfolio on that website, too.
    Audio Meditations as a Thank You for Your Support
    We're on a mission to help people recognize and respond to God in their story. Will you help?
    Our Patreon subscription, at http://www.patreon.com/onelifemaps offers you access to recorded audio meditations that are created to assist you in becoming self-aware and God-aware.
    Sibyl Towner and I (Sharon Swing), co-authored the 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual maps, and we produce the oneLifemaps podcast along with our friend and Director of Facilitator Development, Joan Kelley.
    We are offering you the opportunity to support the continuation of the oneLifemaps podcast and the publishing of 'Listen to My Life' in and weekly audio meditations as a token of our appreciation.
    If we can serve you, please let us know by emailing us here.
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Growth Perspectives

This is a great podcast because the authors are committed to seeing and getting a real life perspective of a real God! If you are looking for wide array of thoughts, ideas and seeing an active God in your personal life. This is the place to go. I have had so many new thoughts of how to grow, heal and pass on this perspective.

This podcast is life changing! I have heard topics of journaling, yoga, grief, spiritual practices, church, spiritual directors...

Thank you Listen to My Life podcast.

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Deep, meaningful conversations

If you want to get in tune with what God is doing in your life, the One Life Maps podcast is a great place to start! When it comes to creating space for people to share their stories and pay attention to how God is interacting in their lives, Sharon Swing, Sibyl Towner, and Joan Kelley serve as wonderful hosts. If you are longing for meaningful conversations and thoughtful Christian reflection, I highly recommend subscribing to the One Life Maps podcast.

Lura B Priebe ,

So awesome!

We know in our heads that God knows us inside & out, and One Life Maps helped me to know that in a more real way - as God was embodied in the listening and the telling.

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