Find encouragement as Heather Holleman explores single verbs in the Bible that connect you with Jesus in powerful and transformative ways. As an associate teaching professor at Penn State, Heather's passion for language--in particular vivid verbs--led her on a journey of exploring the verbs in scripture that change everything about how we experience Jesus. After writing a series of books for Moody Publisher on her favorite verbs (Seated, Guarded, Included, Chosen, and Sent), Heather regularly began to engage audiences through live events, radio, and now podcasting. Join her for 10 minutes of encouragement where Heather weaves scripture, stories, and challenging questions to inspire you and connect you to Jesus and others.
S2 Ep 01: Look to the Interests of Others (Interpersonal Curiosity)
In this episode, learn some practical skills for becoming more curious about other people in order to "take on their interests" and "bear their burdens" from Philippians 2 and Galatians 6. Interpersonal curiosity will aid your mental and spiritual health as well as help you professionally. Grab a copy of The Six Conversations: Pathways to Connecting in an Age of Isolation and Incivility from Moody Publishers, Amazon, or wherever books are sold. Also enjoy a free excerpt on the Moody website!
Episode 35 Valuing Others Above Ourselves
What if we truly lived the way Paul asks us to in Philippians 2:1-8? Consider what it means to value others above ourselves, take on the "nature of a servant," and do everything without complaining or arguing. What a different way to live!
Episode 34 Resting and Dwelling in God's Shelter
In Psalm 91, we read beautiful and powerful promises of God's protection and care for us. We can take this gentle but strong image with us: "He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."
Episode 33 Letting God Be Your Light
What does it mean to see Jesus as the light of the world? Just as a candle cannot light itself, we cannot bring light into our own souls. Consider how Isaiah proclaims that “justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We look for light, but all is darkness; for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows" (Isaiah 59:9). Then Jesus becomes the light of the world.
Episode 32 Give Thanks in All Circumstances
God gives a beautiful command in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Paul writes, "Be joyful always; pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." What if you took the gratitude challenge to thank God in every circumstances--no matter how difficult or painful? Could the Holy Spirit allow us to do this for the rest of our lives?
Episode 31 Living a Life of Trust
In the often quoted Proverb 3:5-6 we learn to trust God and “lean not on your own understanding.” We also see in 2 Chronicles 20 that beautiful line “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” Today you can rest in what it means to live a life of great trust in a great God.
My mom introduced me to your podcast & it encourages my soul with each episode. Do any of your books go along with this & could it be used for a women’s Bible study?
Also, will you name the book title of the devotional author you referenced- Hannah Whittel?
Thank you for these great short messages. Will you be adding any more in 2020 and beyond?
She is indeed a Teacher
I couldn’t stop listening to each lesson. I was sad when I realized I listened to all of them I wait more.