Irene Butter shares a part of her story as a Jewish family living under Nazi rule during the Holocuast and what these grave lessons of history have to teach us about our culture today. Today, I am lucky enough to share part of her story with you.Her memoir is one of the most beautiful written and painful stories I have ever read and I promise you won’t regret getting it; Shores Beyond Shores (www.IreneButter.com). Join us to keep the conversation going in a world that so desperately needs to hear Irene's wisdom.
Today we get to share a brief snippet of the conversation I had with Diet Eman, at 99 years old, who was a leader in an underground resistance movement against Nazi occupied Holland. Her and her group were apart of rescuing 61 jewish persons from persecution as well as providing aid to countless others. Her book, The Things We Couldn’t Say, is well worth the read.
# 20 (S2) Dick Hoyt from Team Hoyt Foundation
One of my personal hero’s who has inspired me to do the impossible. Join us today to hear a message of inclusion from Dick Hoyt and helping is son overcome the difficulties of cerebral palsy as they have competed in races, like Ironmans, all over the world.
# 19 (S2) Chelsea Nielsen - Abundance over Scarcity
From growing up with a single mom who had to file bankruptcy, to divorce, to working on super yachts, Chelsea shares with us her wisdom on how to live a life of abundance in a world that has trained us to only see scarcity.
# 18 (S2) Ashton Gustafson on what's Good True and Beautiful
Today I get to interview the interviewer.. Ashton spends his spare time interviewing wisdom seekers for his podcast, Good True and Beautiful. I’m honored to be able to return the favor and invite Ashton to share some of his wisdom through his journey of burning out, getting sick, and redefining his story and place in this world. http://www.ashtongustafson.com/
# 17 (S2) Aaron Niequist and The Eternal Current
Aaron shares with us his journey from being a spiritually bankrupt worship director to learning how to engage with those who have different viewpoints than your own. Join us as we discuss all of this and more with the release of his new book, The Eternal Current.
# 16 (S2) John Evans; Faith in the Presence of Compassion
Co-founder of Bethesda Farm, John Evans, shares with us his journey from a faith perspective on walking away from a life of financial abundance and stepping into a life of service with his wife and founder of the farm, Marcia Evans. Together they serve the needs of adults with mental challenges with the love and support of their community. For more information and to support their cause visit www.BethesdaFarm.org
What does life look like through the loss of your spouse? How do you stay present in the midst of such despair with 2 young kids to care for? Join us with Jordan Gilliam as he shares his story and wisdom amongst such pain about defining the present.
#14 (S2) Leona Carter on Compassion as the Qualified Parent
Today we get to talk with author and speaker Leona Carter on her book "Because I Said So". As a mother of 8 (yes, 8!) we will discuss what compassion looks like in raising a child and how we define the term "qualified parent".
#13 (S2) Amanda Gilbert is bringing beauty to caner
In memory of Lizz Joy Gram; please join us in making gift baskets for women fighting cancer with Amanda on September 12. For more information visit our facebook page. Cancer is an ugly beast that can do more than just physical harm. Amanda and her non-profit Henna Crowns of Courage are giving woman battling cancer a new sense of identity by showing them their inner beauty. Join us to hear about how you can support this amazing work in our community.
Today we will dive into a conversation about what cancer looks like when you or a loved one is facing an illness of some kind
Today we get to discuss parenting through doubt with Havilah and explore her podcast, "The Little Faith Podcast"
How can having more grace on others lead to more joy within you?
Next time someone asks you how you are doing, what if you responded with a bit more honesty?
Do you find yourself constantly looking for more joy in a new job, relationship, thing to buy, place to go, etc? When things get hard, how does the notion of a greener pasture affect your life?
Do you show your gratitude through presents, or through presence?
What do the holidays mean to you?
What does the pain have to teach you if you are willing to sit with it?
The holidays are not times of celebrations for us all and we are all facing difficulties of some kind:
Is the hard robbing you from all or part of your joy? And what hard do you need to sit with and face whether that be the past, present, or potentially the hard that is yet to come?
What labels currently define you and your life? Are they helpful? What would happen if you lost those labels?