266 episodes

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.

The Next Right Thing with Emily P. Freeman

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 5K Ratings

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.

    256: A Reading from John 1

    256: A Reading from John 1

    At the beginning of the Advent season, it's good to remember the Light. Here's a reflective reading from John 1:1-18, read from The Message version, a translation by Eugene Peterson. Listen in.
     
    Links + Resources From This Episode: John 1:1-18 (MSG) Order The Next Right Thing Guided Journal Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing  Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download a transcript of this, and every, episode at emilypfreeman.com.  

    • 4 min
    255: Ask Emily Anything! Celebrating 20 Million

    255: Ask Emily Anything! Celebrating 20 Million

    What a gift it is to be a small part of your Tuesdays over the last five years! As we celebrate 20 million downloads, we're dedicating today's episode to answering your questions. I'll say some words about why I don't give parenting advice, one of my favorite decisions of the last year, how I decided to became a spiritual director, and what is my next right thing. Listen in.
     
    Links + Resources From This Episode: Episode 167: Spiritual Direction for Beginners Episode 178: How to Find a Spiritual Director Episode 253: The Enneagram and Decision-Making with Suzanne Stabile Receive my monthly newsletter Join the waitlist to be the first to know when The Quiet Collection releases Order The Next Right Thing Guided Journal Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing  Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download a transcript of this, and every, episode at emilypfreeman.com.

    • 39 min
    254: Honest Advent with Scott Erickson

    254: Honest Advent with Scott Erickson

    Today I'm glad to welcome back to the show author, artist, and spiritual director, Scott Erickson. We'll talk about one of my favorite Advent resources, his beautiful book Honest Advent. I read it last year and of course didn't finish it in time for Christmas, but I just kept right on reading through the new year, finishing it up in the middle of January and I wasn't a bit mad about it. We'll talk about vulnerability, his own Advent inspiration, and the fascination we both share this time of year. Listen in.
     
    Links + Resources From This Episode: Find Scott online and on Instagram Honest Advent Add your name to this waitlist, and we'll let you know when the brand-new Quiet Collection for Christmas is available! Order The Next Right Thing Guided Journal Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing  Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download a transcript of this, and every, episode at emilypfreeman.com.

    • 34 min
    253: The Enneagram and Decision-Making with Suzanne Stabile

    253: The Enneagram and Decision-Making with Suzanne Stabile

    Today I'm glad to welcome our favorite Enneagram teacher, author Suzanne Stabile, to talk about the three centers of intelligence and how our stances inform our decisions.
     
    Suzanne is a highly sought-after speaker and teacher, known for her personal vulnerability and creative approach to Enneagram instruction. After 25 years of studying the enneagram, learning from people’s stories, cultivating relationships, and learning under Father Richard Rohr, she has become a bestselling author and world-class teacher of the enneagram.
     
    Her most recent enneagram book is called The Journey Toward Wholeness: Enneagram Wisdom for Stress, Balance and Transformation and if you ask me, it's her best one yet. Listen in.
     
     
    Links + Resources From This Episode: Find Suzanne online and on Instagram The Journey Toward Wholeness by Suzanne Stabile As a bonus for listening, Suzanne's publisher IVPRESS is offering a promo code for 30% off The Journey Toward Wholeness. Simply use code NRT at checkout at ivpress.com for 30% off today. (This code expires December 5, 2022!) Order The Next Right Thing Guided Journal Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing  Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download a transcript of this, and every, episode at emilypfreeman.com.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    252: An Unconventional Gratitude

    252: An Unconventional Gratitude

    If you're feeling pulled in all directions, looking for grounding words but unable to form them, here's a short prayer of welcoming some things we need, some things we want, and others we would rather do without. Listen in.
     
    Links + Resources From This Episode: Order The Next Right Thing Guided Journal Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing  Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download a transcript of this, and every, episode at emilypfreeman.com.  
     

    • 3 min
    251: Why Sabbath is For Everyone with Ruth Haley Barton

    251: Why Sabbath is For Everyone with Ruth Haley Barton

    Today I'm glad to welcome Ruth Haley Barton to the podcast to talk about an important and often misunderstood spiritual practice: sabbath. Ruth has spent over 20 years as a student, a practitioner and a leader in the area of Christian spirituality and spiritual formation. She served on the staff of several churches before founding the Transforming Center, a ministry dedicated to creating space for God to strengthen the souls of leaders, equipping them to lead transforming communities. Ruth has written several books that have been transformational in my own life, and her most recent release is called Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest: From Sabbath to Sabbatical and Back Again which is what I can't wait to talk with her about today. Listen in.
    Links + Resources From This Episode: Ruth's podcast: Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest: From Sabbath to Sabbatical and Back Again Order The Next Right Thing Guided Journal Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing  Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download a transcript of this, and every, episode at emilypfreeman.com.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5K Ratings

5K Ratings

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One of the BEST podcasts!

This podcast is one that I am excited to listen to each week, as new episodes release. Emily’s voice is gentle and her words tender. She can share advice about a daily routine or about Spiritual Direction and her advice is so helpful. She’s wise and brilliant. The world benefits from what Emily shares.

lynndar ,

Sometimes…..

Sometimes - I just reach out for Emily’s words, her wisdom, and the calming cadence of her voice. Sometimes- It gives me peace, the simple sense that I’m ok, all will be well, and God is aware. Sometimes - It’s all I need

FiddlinGal ,

Liberal

I used to like this podcast and now I just feel like the people are so liberal. The guests say offensive things assuming we are all on their political side and I for one am not. There are conservative people who want to grow in their relationship with God, too. On the most recent episode I had to listen to a guy refer to God as “it” or “they” and tell me I was offended because I listen to media propaganda. I don’t think so. Never listening again!

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