73 episodes

Overcome chronic anxiety through resting in God.

Simple, repeatable tools. Ancient contemplative practices. Modern brain science.

Practice resting in the heart of God on the good days so you can make your way home to the Prince of Peace in the middle of your hurricanes.

The Presence Project Podcast Summer Gross

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 193 Ratings

Overcome chronic anxiety through resting in God.

Simple, repeatable tools. Ancient contemplative practices. Modern brain science.

Practice resting in the heart of God on the good days so you can make your way home to the Prince of Peace in the middle of your hurricanes.

    Ep 72 Summer reads Ch 1 of The Emmanuel Promise

    Ep 72 Summer reads Ch 1 of The Emmanuel Promise

    I loved reading chapter 1 of The Emmanuel Promise for you. You can watch me read it to you over at YouTube HERE.
    PRE-ORDER The Emmanuel Promise: Discover the Security of a Life Held by God wherever you find your books.
    $11.39 and free shipping at Baker Publishing's own site HERE. At this price, you can be generous with your whole book group.
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    Then, get your pre-order gifts HERE, including 2 private podcasts.

    • 43 min
    Welcome Home: The Attachment Invitation of the Prodigal Son

    Welcome Home: The Attachment Invitation of the Prodigal Son

    This episode is DAY 1 of a private 7-Day podcast devotional called “Welcome Home,” a gift for anyone who pre-orders The Emmanuel Promise. 
    Pre-order from Baker Publishing for $11.39 and free shipping here!
    Pre-order from Amazon here
    After pre-ordering, get your gifts and join the launch team here.
    The Emmanuel Promise is an invitation to set down shame and recognize that your attachment story, your earliest relationship with your caregiver, may be what’s obstructing your relationship with God. Your caregivers were human. Limited. Living with their own broken and imperfect story. God’s love is lavish. He’s . Compassionate. Perfect. But, since our neural pathways for relationships were created in those first three years, our brains have to be rewired to Perfect Love.
     

    • 10 min
    Our Attachment Wounds and God's Healing: A Conversation with Maggie Rhine

    Our Attachment Wounds and God's Healing: A Conversation with Maggie Rhine

    The neural pathways for relationship are developed in the first three years of a person's life. This affects even our relationship with God and is at the heart of attachment theory. Therapist Maggie Rhine, the head of the Healing Care Center, tells the story of her struggle to gain a secure attachment after having multiple surgeries as an infant. 
    "Looking at our attachment stories is not dishonoring to our parents. So many of them did the best they could. It is not blameworthy, or shame-worthy, but it is grief-worthy and we've got to name it and bring it into the presence of God so we can heal." Maggie Rhine
    Order Summer's book and learn more about how your attachment story has affected your relationship with God here: https://bakerbookhouse.com/products/5... or here: https://a.co/d/4g3xdRX
     
    Find out more about the Healing Care Center where Maggie and other experts work, a place where you can do intensive work on your attachment story, here: https://www.thehealingcarecenter.org/

    • 55 min
    Journey to Attachment with God, an honest conversation with Terry Wardle

    Journey to Attachment with God, an honest conversation with Terry Wardle

    Attachment theory and the many obstacles to a life immersed in the Trinity's Love Honest conversation about detaching to attach in our marriages Understanding our attachment story and style in order to heal and live out of knowing you are God's beloved. The simple, but profound spiritual practices which have been a gift for Terry Experience Terry Wardle lead you into Jesus' Presence through Safe Place  
    Pre-order The Emmanuel Promise: Discovering the Security of a Life Held by God 
    with Baker for 11.49! HERE
    on Amazon HERE
    or wherever you get your books.
     
    Check out Healing Care Ministries amazing offerings HERE
     
    Terry Wardle has written a treasure trove of incredible books including Identity Matters
    and one of my favorites, Every Breath We Take, a book every Presence Project Listener will LOVE.
     
    He also has a weekly podcast called Slingstones: Listen here.

    • 55 min
    How Different Attachment Styles May Experience Lent

    How Different Attachment Styles May Experience Lent

    The insecure anxious attached hope to get an "A" in Lent to try to be more worthy for God. They're afraid they have to clean themselves up before God wants to be in their presence.
    The insecure avoidant attached like to keep things more intellectual, reading about someone else's Lent. If they have sin in their lives, they think they have to go at it alone.
    The truth is that the Holy Spirit wants to be the One in charge of inviting us to new areas of increased freedom. He wants us to come to Him to become unbound. We were never meant to do this alone. 
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    • 19 min
    Accepting your Season of Life, An Intimate Conversation with Writer Friends: Jodi Grubbs, Kris Camealy, Bette Dickinson, Maeve Gerboth, and Julianne Clayton

    Accepting your Season of Life, An Intimate Conversation with Writer Friends: Jodi Grubbs, Kris Camealy, Bette Dickinson, Maeve Gerboth, and Julianne Clayton

    Preorder THE EMMANUEL PROMISE: Discover the Security of a Life Held by God
    Neuroscience. Attachment theory. The stories that shape our image of God AND the spiritual practices that invite us to experience His tender love to build attachment. 
    Just $11.39. Arrives April 30th
     
    Writer 
    Summer Gross @revsummerjoy on Instagram
    The Presence Project on Patreon for monthly groups and online retreats
    The Presence Project on Facebook
    http://www.summerjoygross.com
     
    Jodi Grubbs @jodi.grubbs on Instagram
    Live Slowly: A Gentle Invitation to Exhale ALSO on April 30th
     
    Julianne Clayton: @juleclayton on Instagram
    Listen to the Remind{h}er podcast here.
     
    Bette Dickinson @bette_dickinson on Instagram
    https://www.bettedickinson.com/
    https://www.bettedickinson.com/all-art
     
    Kris Camealy: @kriscamealy on Instagram
    https://www.kriscamealy.com/
    An illustration of her sweet mixed media makings
    Kris’ podcast: Refine Retreat, the podcast
     
    Maeve Gerboth: @maeve_gerboth on Instagram
    Explore spiritual direction with Maeve.
     
    Books and Resources:


    Kate Bowler On Being with Krista Tippett: On Having a Body
    https://onbeing.org/programs/kate-bowler-on-being-in-a-body/



    Celtic Benedictions with J. Philip Newell
    Jamie Winship: Fearless Living
    Tanner Olson: Walking a Little Slower 
    David Benner: Soulful Spirituality
    John O’Donohue: Bless the Place Between Us 
    Get Summer’s free resource to move through tangled emotions here.
     

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
193 Ratings

193 Ratings

jeanwise22 ,

Inspirational

I really enjoy the tone and invitation of this podcast. Great practical ways to grow closer to God too.

TerriViolinist ,

Powerful Spiritual Formation

I recently discovered this podcast, and each time I listen, I find myself being drawn closer to the heart of God. The simple practical tools that Summer offers are things that ordinary people can do, and yet I sense that if I practice them regularly, I will surely grow in my relationship to God. It’s so easy to become anxious in this busy world, but God has real rest for our souls if we come to Him. Summer very gently and kindly shows us how to do just that. Thank you ever so much!

Lmrhea ,

For Such a Time as This

Summer’s podcast offers spiritual truth and practical practices to lean into the graces of our mighty God as we walk through the challenges of earth life. She has been given to us for such a time as this.

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