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For the second-guessers, the chronically hesitant, or anyone who suffers from decision fatigue, best-selling author and host Emily P. Freeman helps create a little space for your soul to breathe so you can discern your next right thing in love. Because out of the thousands of decisions you make everyday, chances are a few of them threaten to keep you up at night. If you're in a season of transition, waiting, general fogginess or if you've ever searched "how to make a decision" on the internet, listen in.

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For the second-guessers, the chronically hesitant, or anyone who suffers from decision fatigue, best-selling author and host Emily P. Freeman helps create a little space for your soul to breathe so you can discern your next right thing in love. Because out of the thousands of decisions you make everyday, chances are a few of them threaten to keep you up at night. If you're in a season of transition, waiting, general fogginess or if you've ever searched "how to make a decision" on the internet, listen in.

    On Racism: Learning to Speak and to Listen

    On Racism: Learning to Speak and to Listen

    This episode may seem a bit disjointed, last minute, and scattered. That’s because it is all of those things. But if we wait to speak out until we feel polished or impressive, I fear we’ll be silent for far too long. I confess that’s been true for me.
    Sometimes our next right thing is to stumble forward together, not because we know exactly what we’re doing but for the sake of love and justice.
    May we know when to speak up and when to stay silent. When we are silent, may it be because we are learning and listening and not because we are afraid.
    Links + Resources From This Episode: Brownicity and Dr. Lucretia Berry Osheta Moore on Instagram Download a transcript of this episode.

    • 5 min
    129: Where Are You At Home in The World?

    129: Where Are You At Home in The World?

    Months of stay-at-home orders or even safer-at-home campaigns can drive even the most homebody among us to find ways to at least want to get outside or find a change of scenery.
    But since travel might not be in the cards for us anytime soon, what might be a next-right-thing posture we could practice today? Inspired by Tsh Oxenreider's book At Home in the World, lately I’ve been thinking a lot about books and about home so today you’ll get some reflection on both.
    Perhaps you, like me, could use a bit of reframing as it relates to this place called home. Listen in. 
    Links + Resources From This Episode: My interview with Anne Bogel on What Should I Read Next My book, Simply Tuesday Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary How Ramona Quimby Helps Kids Make Sense of This Unstable World by Rachel Richardson At Home in the World by Tsh Oxenreider Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing  Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

    • 11 min
    128: Use Your Reimagination

    128: Use Your Reimagination

    At the beginning of the year, you may have imagined what 2020 would bring. I feel sure no one imagined what we would end up getting. Today I want to invite you to join me in an exercise of reimagination. And here’s a hint: you’re already really good at it. Listen in.
    Links + Resources From This Episode: Grace Discipleship: John Freeman Here and Now by Henri Nouwen hope*writers: We're open for enrollment May 18 - 22, 2020! The War of Art by Steven Pressfield Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing  Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

    • 11 min
    127: Don't Try To Be Great

    127: Don't Try To Be Great

    In his book based on a commencement speech he gave at Dartmouth College in 2011, Charles Wheelan tells a story about advice he never forgot and wants to pass on to graduates: Don't try to be great. Let's put the pandemic aside, discover the freedom in that counter-intuitive advice, and give three cheers to the students, teachers, and families of the graduating class of 2020. Listen in.
    Links + Resources From This Episode: 10 1/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said by Charles Wheelan Life Without Lack by Dallas Willard Souvenirs of Solitude by Brennan Manning Episode 81: Listen To This Before Graduation Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing  Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

    • 11 min
    126: Being Consistent Is Not The Goal

    126: Being Consistent Is Not The Goal

    These days, we all are making decisions with less awareness of what’s going to happen next, with less dependence on a predictable life rhythm, and with less solid information. It’s no wonder our daily decisions feel so hard.
    Should we clean or rest? Watch the news or avoid it? Be strict with the kids or lighten up? Should we use this time to be productive or take a break? Work hard or calm down? See friends from a safe social distance or not at all? Celebrate now or wait for when we can all gather?
    What is our next right thing and how can we know? That’s today’s episode. Listen in.
    Links + Resources From This Episode: A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing  Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

    • 12 min
    125: Read Psalm 23

    125: Read Psalm 23

    The six verses in Psalm 23 do more than comfort us in death. They guide us in life. And if we’re paying attention, these six lines can teach us how to walk into every room every day of our lives.
    Psalm 23 is a next right thing kind of psalm and I will never get over it. Listen in.
    Links + Resources From This Episode: Psalm 23 (NASB) You Learn By Living by Eleanor Roosevelt Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing  Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download Transcript

    • 9 min

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3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

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Heartfelt and Wise

Excellent, just excellent! Emily has the most beautiful voice, and expresses herself with such kindness and wisdom. Her use of the English language is beautiful and her reminders of Christ in our lives is exquisite. I would give it 10 stars if I could!

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This is my favorite way to start my morning. Incredibly refreshing, renewing, and centering. Thank you, Emily!!

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As Told By Candice

Emily has been helping me keep my head on straight during a very anxious time. I can’t explain how much The Next Right Thing Podcast continues to keep me focused. Reminding me to breathe. Reminding me to pray. I can never thank her enough for this.

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