29 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

    • Christianity
    • 4.9, 117 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.

    An Interview with K. J. Ramsey: How God Ministers to us in our Anxiety,

    An Interview with K. J. Ramsey: How God Ministers to us in our Anxiety,

    K. J. Ramsey and Summer Gross talk life with COVID19, grief, and the brain science of anxiety, giving practical tips for our journey back to awareness of our Prince of Peace.

    Finally, Summer leads us through an Ignatian style scripture practice where we can walk into the gospel of Jesus blessing the children. 

    • 53 min
    When You Need the One who Calms Storms

    When You Need the One who Calms Storms

    Truth is, sometimes connecting with God in the middle of chaos and anxiety can be near impossible. Anxiety disconnects our prefrontal cortex, making it difficult for us to be rational and relational.  During times like this, the world feels off-kilter. We feel off-kilter.

    Today I’m going to walk us through an Ignatian scripture exercise of Mark 4:35-40 using holy imagination and the senses. Why? The senses ground our anxiety and then heighten our ability to focus.

    • 26 min
    Lecio Divina: Transformation through Fixing our Eyes on Jesus

    Lecio Divina: Transformation through Fixing our Eyes on Jesus

    How the story of the transfiguration of Jesus is the key to our transformation.

    There are two invitations when we’re walking through pain: to lament + to Worship. To pour out our lament with an empathetic listener and also to lift our eyes to the throne, fix our eyes on Jesus, and find our story within his larger story.

    • 39 min
    How the Spirit Renews Our Love of Scripture

    How the Spirit Renews Our Love of Scripture

    in spiritual matchmaking there’s a different law at play, we cannot conjure up desire in our own strength.
    Sure, we can chase love of scripture by positioning ourselves in the flow of first things, but we can’t perform our way into connection. We can’t tick off a to-do list and create communion. God is not a destination or a list of truths to dominate. God is a Person.

    • 37 min
    Aundi Kolber and the Try Softer way of looking at Spiritual Practices

    Aundi Kolber and the Try Softer way of looking at Spiritual Practices

    Aundi Kolber talks with me about attachment styles, a new view for anxiety, and looking at spiritual practices through a trauma-informed lens. What happens when spiritual practices like silence trigger you? You Try Softer.

    • 51 min
    Drawing Near to God in the Midst of Holiday Stress

    Drawing Near to God in the Midst of Holiday Stress

    We can be all over the  emotional map even on Christmas morning. The older I get, the more I realize we are complex, a daily mixture of pain and joy. The question is, can we invite Jesus to walk with us in our complexities. Can we sift through the fog of our internal narratives and find Him in the nativity? There is often so much joy to be found but we can be run over by stress, to do lists, and triggers, and we miss it all. But here’s the question: Can we stay awake to the Presence of Jesus?

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

jbl1102 ,

Great morning meditation

I stumbled upon this looking for something in the mornings before I start my day with 3 little ones. I just listened to one and felt so refreshed and believe each episode is prayed over. I was on tears at how I felt His presence. I’m now subscribed :)

jacquiluvsjesus ,

Amazing Podcast

This podcast is just so unique. Summers voice partnered with her ability to communicate reverence for the Lord is unmatched. Every episode feels like I have had an actual spiritual experience. I’m not just learning about Jesus-I am being led to having an encounter with JESUS, in every episode.

Sports blob ,

Quieting our hearts before Jesus

Thank you Summer. This is just what I need. You lead us (me and my children) so beautifully into the presence of our Father. We will be spending first thing in the mornings with you. I especially love the breath prayer. It makes deep breathing so much easier than counting. Blessings to you and your family. We miss you!

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