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He Can Deal With My Worry and Regret

It’s our 160th episode and our final show for a while. We’re talking about what we’ve learned about being complete today after talking about it every Friday for a year. Evan talks about being more willing to take imperfect action and how freeing that is. Liz talks...

Lonely Every Day Until You Try This

Are you working hard on ministry but know inside that you’re lonely? There is a way to stay vulnerable and keep reaching out. The CSCs are the way out of that isolation. Today we’re talking about connection, but really, all the CSCs (Calm, Surrender, Centered,...

You are Not Beyond Repair

When you are centered, you are freed up to act in spite of the chaos, to shine like a light, to be whatever God designed you to be. Liz talks about her favorite homework that keeps her centered, and Evan talks about how nice it is not not be a social chameleon. It is...

Come What May

Surrender is the quickest route to peace—way more effective than squashing emotions. When we try to control our situation, it just ends up getting us stuck at point A instead of getting us closer to point B. It is possible to have much better self-talk through...

Can’t Numb the Feeling

You grab onto Calm by letting go, and it just takes a second. This week we are reflecting back on what we’ve learned making the show for an entire year! It used to seem normal to be swept away by overwhelm. It also seemed like staying calm depended on circumstances....

Prayer: the Pathway to the Real World

In 2 Corinthians, Paul talks about how the troubles of the world are not eternal—how he fixes his eyes on what is unseen because what is seen is temporary. Through prayer, we too can have a real-world perspective. Show notes: Today’s CSC is being “complete” which...

Twisting God’s Arm

Do you have anxiety about prayer? What words do you use? Isn’t prayer the job of pastors and priests? We’re going to talk about the nuts and bolts of prayer some today. Do we need to pray with lots of fancy words? How does “pray without ceasing” work? Show...

Reveal My Heart

What does it mean to seek God with a whole heart? Do you sometimes stop yourself from praying about things are are too small for God to be concerned with? There are no such things though. Nothing happens in your life that makes God say, “I didn’t see that...

Ask and You Shall Receive

When God says ‘no’ to our prayers. We’re asking in faith for the best things we know how to ask for, and yet God still says ‘no’ sometimes. Our understanding of good and God’s understanding of good are different, but they should be growing closer together as we grow...

He Turned His Ear to Me

The God who created the universe is giving you instant access through prayer. He pays attention to you. We have a God who listens! You don’t have to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders or do wild things to get God’s attention. His ears are ready to listen....