Discerning God Emotionally and Relationally

Capturing Emotive Images | Discerning God Emotionally and Relationally Episode 04

Host: Steve Macchia, Guest: Amy Murgatroyd

When you live as if you’re dying, you begin to see the world in a much different way.” – Amy Murgatroyd

Mom, wife, and award-winning photographer and film-maker, Amy Murgatroyd (amymurgatroyd.com) shares today about the importance of capturing our emotions and relationships. She invites us to consider how we can become story catchers, who with wide-eyed wonder see the glory of God in the beauty that surrounds us, particularly in the people with whom we share our lives. Seeing with the eyes of our heart and listening to the whispers of God is a great spiritual practice. We are designed by God to co-create with him in this life.

Join the conversation about spiritual discernment as a way of life at www.LeadershipTransformations.org and consider participation in our online and in-person program offerings. Additional LTI spiritual formation resources can be found at www.SpiritualFormationStore.com and www.ruleoflife.com and www.healthychurch.net

Sacred Marriage | Discerning God Emotionally and Relationally Episode 03

Host: Steve Macchia, Guest: Gary Thomas

What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?” – Gary Thomas

Imagine what your marriage would look like if you first and foremost prioritized your relationship with God. “If only we could just be Christians first, then our marriages wouldn’t become so difficult,” according to our guest Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Marriage.  Best marriage advice: seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness. Marriage isn’t for our personal romantic passion and family happiness, it’s for helping each other deepen our affections for God. When we focus on reverencing God, we in turn can love our spouses. 

Join the conversation about spiritual discernment as a way of life at www.LeadershipTransformations.org and consider participation in our online and in-person program offerings. Additional LTI spiritual formation resources can be found at www.SpiritualFormationStore.com and www.ruleoflife.com and www.healthychurch.net

Boundaries for the Soul | Discerning God Emotionally and Relationally Episode 02

Host: Steve Macchia, Guest: Alison Cook

In my own personal story, I found it easy to love God, but very challenging to know and love myself.” – Alison Cook

In her ground-breaking book Boundaries for Your Soul, Alison Cook is seeking to help us turn our overwhelming thoughts and feelings into our strongest allies. Using the internal family systems model, she illumines our pathway forward by addressing the true struggles we face in life and relationships. She describes how a Christ-centered way to self-awareness will lead to internal freedom and joy, and much healthier relationships with others.  Her “U-turn” approach to emotional wholeness includes five key phases: focus, befriend, invite, unburden, and integrate. 

Join the conversation about spiritual discernment as a way of life at www.LeadershipTransformations.org and consider participation in our online and in-person program offerings. Additional LTI spiritual formation resources can be found at www.SpiritualFormationStore.com and www.ruleoflife.com and www.healthychurch.net

 

Shame on You: The Power of Shame Upon the Soul | Discerning God Emotionally and Relationally Episode 01

Host: Steve Macchia, Guest: Adele Calhoun

Shaming voices have the power to cripple us. They isolate us from the truth about ourselves and others.” – Adele Calhoun

Shame is universal. It’s been with us since Adam and Eve hid from God after succumbing to the shaming voice of the devil.  How we deal with the shaming voices of our past will either set us free to live more abundantly, or will keep us crippled by their falsehood. In today’s episode, Adele Calhoun offers great wisdom and truth about the importance of knowing and naming the shaming narratives of our lives, and invites us to embrace practices that will lead to redemptive healing. Trust Jesus with your shame. When we are even at our worst, he comes to set us free. 

Join the conversation about spiritual discernment as a way of life at www.LeadershipTransformations.org and consider participation in our online and in-person program offerings. Additional LTI spiritual formation resources can be found at www.SpiritualFormationStore.com and www.ruleoflife.com and www.healthychurch.net

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