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Reflecting Light is a podcast hosted by Mandy Green that explores myth, ancient texts, scripture, great works of world literature and the works of artists, past and present, for the threads of light and truth they left behind for us to learn from.


    • Religion & Spirituality
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Reflecting Light is a podcast hosted by Mandy Green that explores myth, ancient texts, scripture, great works of world literature and the works of artists, past and present, for the threads of light and truth they left behind for us to learn from.

    The Saturdays of our Lives

    The Saturdays of our Lives

    The Saturdays of our lives are sometimes our darkest hours, as we wait, like disciples of old, for the new life promised in Christ. In this episode, Mandy speaks to this darkness as we wait and hope. 

    artwork: The Grey Havens, by Matt Stewart, as seen in the Middle-earth Collectible Card Game
    INTO THE WEST, Lyrics by Annie Lennox, Produced by Howard Shore
    Lay down
    Your sweet and weary head
    The night is falling
    You have come to journey's end
    Sleep now
    And dream of the ones who came before
    They are calling
    From across the distant shore

    Why do you weep?
    What are these tears upon your face?
    Soon you will see
    All of your fears will pass away
    Safe in my arms
    You're only sleeping

    What can you see
    On the horizon?
    Why do the white gulls call?
    Across the sea
    A pale moon rises
    The ships have come to carry you home

    And all will turn
    To silver glass
    A light on the water
    All Souls pass

    Hope fades
    Into the world of night
    Through shadows falling
    Out of memory and time
    Don't say
    We have come now to the end
    White shores are calling
    You and I will meet again
    And you'll be here in my arms
    Just sleeping

    And all will turn
    To silver glass
    A light on the water
    Grey ships pass
    Into the West

    READING: For Holy Saturday: Pg. 174-175
    From: Have a Beautiful Terrible Day by Kate Bowler.
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    HEBREWS 12:5-12
    “My son, do not despise the c]"> [c]chastening of the Lord,
    Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;
    6 For whom the Lord loves He chastens,
    And scourges every son whom He receives.”

    7 Ifd]">[d] you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? 8 But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. 9 Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they indeed for a few days chastened usas seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. 11 Now no e]"> [e]chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. 12 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.

    • 21 min
    "The Least of These

    "The Least of These

    Today's podcast features guests, Adelaide Roberts, Miss Wyoming For America Strong and Tyler Schwab, President and CEO of Libertas International, an organization committed to the rescue and after care of girls imprisoned in human trafficking. It's a tough and tender conversation--and an necessary one. To beat an evil of this magnitude, it's going to take all of us! Please listen to the end if possible.
    For more information about how you can help or to sponsor a girl, please visit: Libertas International.  If donating, please enter: REFLECTING LIGHT PODCAST into the memo space.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Beautiful Easter Mayhem

    Beautiful Easter Mayhem

    Better late than never! Mandy returns with Easter Greetings and a look at the beauty of the mayhem the first Easter, as recorded in the Book of Mark. Wishing you all some beautiful Easter mayhem. xoxo
    art by He Qi: Women Arriving at the Tomb He Qi Copyright 2021. Limited use.
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    • 16 min
    Master the Tempest is Raging!

    Master the Tempest is Raging!

    Are we willing to ride out our storms knowing the Lord is in the boat with us? Matt 8, Luke 5.
    Image Credit: Yongsong Kim, "The Hand of God.' 

    • 13 min
    "Wonderfully and Fearfully Made"

    "Wonderfully and Fearfully Made"

    With all of the focus on love the past month, it's important to remember to love ourselves. Join Mandy as she discusses how we are each "wonderfully and fearfully made," (Ps. 139:13-18).
    Love After Love The time will come
    when, with elation
    you will greet yourself arriving
    at your own door, in your own mirror
    and each will smile at the other's welcome,

    and say, sit here. Eat.
    You will love again the stranger who was your self.
    Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
    to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

    all your life, whom you ignored
    for another, who knows you by heart.
    Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

    the photographs, the desperate notes,
    peel your own image from the mirror.
    Sit. Feast on your life.
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    • 10 min
    The Fourth Great Commandment

    The Fourth Great Commandment

    When was the last time your rested? TRULY rested?
    When was the last time you ceased from doing anything--totally stopped and just emjoyed existence?
    If you're like me, it's been too long. And that's why I recorded this podcast. 
    Exodus 20: 8-11Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
    All other quotes taken from Chapter 5 of Soul Feast by Marjorie Thompson.
    TRY IT! SET A GOAL TO CEASE FROM EVERYTHING A FEW TIMES THIS WEEK AND BUILD UP FROM THERE. It's harder than you imagine! (Which means the Elohim probably had an idea of how important it would become to us as humans!) xoxo. Mandy

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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169 Ratings

169 Ratings

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Jeez that least of us episode. That was something else 😭

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Always fantastic

Mandy’s smooth voice, intriguing questions and wonderful literature pairings always leave me feeling calm and thoughtful. Thanks Mandy!

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My favorite ❤️

Mandy’s episodes mirror my life and enrich my life like no other. What a light to the world she is. And the music she recommends is spot on too.

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