A lot of what we know about the wise men is from the gifts they brought. In this sense, the wise men’s story can be ours, too. One of the best gifts we can give, to not only Jesus but others, is the gift of our own heart. And when we think of giving hearts fully and freely, we can think of authentic spiritual friendships.
The holidays can create unique pressures on us. There are a dizzying array of demands and decisions to make: travel plans, family preparations, finances, shopping, cooking and cleaning to name just a few. It’s no wonder uninvited guests called stress and depression can find their way into our hearts and homes during the holidays. Today’s five-minute reflection gets to the heart of it all.
How joyful are you right now? Are your lips saying Jesus is the reason for the season but your body is communicating something entirely different? Take heart, O weary soul, this five-minute reflection is for you.
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A bite-sized, short and sweet weekly reflection you can listen to under five minutes. This week’s question to ponder: Have you asked God to do something in your life? Are you still waiting? While you wait, ponder how God is doing something new within you – right here, right now.
Adding a bite-sized weekly reflection to our podcast rotation that you can listen to under five minutes. Our first question to ponder together: Where might God be asking you to begin again?
This episode welcomes Joanne Kuster and Mary Shell, the mother daughter team who created the fabulous lifestyle blog RootandBloomForever.com. Joanne and Mary both live in the greater Des Moines area and aim to connect busy women with new ideas, amazing stories, and tips to make our lives intentional, meaningful and rewarding.
Podcast 11: The Dignity of Work, Eye Contact, Music and the Liturgy, an October Playlist, and a Surprise Ending!
Tune in for your monthly dose of faith, friendship, and fun as Heidi Lepper Barrett, Rachel Brown, Emily Schmid, and Molly Myers all join Lisa Schmidt on Episode 11. Heidi ponders the spiritual importance of eye contact, and Emily shares how music can assist us in experiencing liturgy more fully. Rachel stops by with her pithy Drop by Drop wisdom, and Molly shares an October music playlist to accompany our fall days. Finally, Emily has a very special surprise for us. Tune in and hear the *world debut* of her original song Pour On Us based on the woman at the well (John 4:4-42)!
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In our recent episode of The Water Jar podcast, Molly Myers debuted a fun new segment, Music for The People. Sing, dance, and pray along with her Summertime with The Well playlist
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