Lifted By Love
By Patricia Clarke
Lifted By LoveOct 17, 2022
Cultivate Your Best Life with Drew Daniels
If you're feeling the frustration of wanting to make positive changes but constantly struggling to balance personal desires with higher purpose, then you are not alone. You may be experiencing unhealthy feelings of guilt, shame, or hopelessness that are so common in our culture today. It's time to start cultivating healthy practices like community, empathy, and humility that can help you bring about a more abundant life.
In this episode, you will be able to:
Learn to combat burnout by moderating time.
Examine the intricate interplay between personal ambitions and ethical responsibilities to the community.
Develop the ability to live with authenticity while recognizing constraints on personal autonomy.
Appreciate the essential nature of fostering empathy and connections through daily practices.
My special guest is Drew Daniels @drewdaniels4
Say hello to Drew Daniels, a versatile musician and dedicated pastor who has navigated the intriguing intersection between life's passions and spiritual calling. With experience spanning from metal bands to acapella, Drew found his path leading him toward greater understanding of both his faith and the world around him. Venturing into seminary in pursuit of answers, he emerged with a unique perspective on how Christians can manage personal desires while maintaining their commitment to a higher spiritual ethic. Drew's experiences and heartfelt insights on striking this delicate balance are sure to inspire those grappling with this familiar struggle.
The resources mentioned in this episode are:
Visit Church on Boulevard's website to learn more about their services and events. https://churchonblvd.com
Follow Church on Boulevard on social media for updates and inspiration. @churchonblvd
Consider attending one of Church on Boulevard's in-person services if you live in the Richmond area.
Read up on the works of Korean-German philosopher Byung-Chul Han for further exploration of the limits of the self-optimization mindset and achievement society.
Consider exploring your own doubts and questions about faith through conversations, community and learning.
Resist the seductive nature of the achievement society and focus on finding balance between self-expression and community values.
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Finding Deeper Places
One of the struggles people face in a deeply connected yet often lonely world is finding authentic connection with others and oneself. Taking time away from technology, noise, and the hamster wheel of daily life is essential for discovering deeper, more meaningful experiences. Engaging in activities such as prayer, meditation, or spending time in nature can tap into a sense of profundity that brings solace and comfort to the soul. Drew Daniels notes the importance of taking breaks from the constant stream of communication and stimulation to find those deeper places within. He suggests starting by unplugging from devices and dedicating mornings to meaningful practices like scripture reading, prayer, or deep breathing. Drew believes this approach can foster a more purposeful lifestyle and smoother connection with God and others.
12. Taylor Swift’s Rain Show with Amy Julia Becker
You can find links to her books and articles at:
11. Made for Freedom with JG Carter
JG Carter sits down to describe how the successful career he built felt like a prison, how he learned to find freedom, and how the one recorded statement Christ makes about himself, "I am gently and lowly at heart," transformed an 8-day stay in the hospital.
Texts and Streaming
Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortland
Shrinking on Apple TV
The Prodigal Son, Luke 15:11-32
10. Depression as a Soul's Guide With Mary Brooks Jamison
In this episode Patricia and her guest, Mary Brooks Jamison discuss depression. Every story with depression is different, and every person has unique needs within the experience. Listen along as they share their stories, what they've learned, and the meaning they've found on the other side.
If you or someone you love needs support for depression, anxiety, or suicide prevention you can find free, confidential support from a helpline or hotline near you. Online chat, text, or phone at www.findahelpline.com or at Lifeline Chat and Text 1-800-273-8255
9. How to Do Hard Things with Eleanor Angle
Advent by Fleming Rutledge
Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Rehabilitation facility: www.shelteringarmsinstitute.com
Discussions for podcast groups:
1. What stood out to you most about Eleanor's story?
2. In what way do you see the paradox of God's absence and presence in the world around you?
3. How does social media add to your life? What does it take from you?
4. In your day-to-day life, what is something little or big that provides meaning?
Lectio Divina Text: John 1:1-5
Ch 8: Finding Hope
Mentioned in this episode:
Josh Garrell's "Farther Along"
Sheldon VanAuken A Severe Mercy
Ch. 7: How to Listen to God with Emily DuBose
"The LightHouse RVA provides a joy-infusing community for women in recovery from addiction. Rooted in compassion, we believe that love heals the world one relationship at a time. Together, we have meals, participate in life-giving activities, serve in the community and connect with available resources to address needs. The LightHouse RVA is an invitation for each person to feel seen, known, and loved on their journey toward healing."
The age range is 21 to 75+
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 29051
Henrico, Va. 23238-9998
Facebook: The LightHouse RVA
Ch 6: The Gift of Grace with David Zahl
You can learn more about David Zahl and the organization, Mockingbird at www.mbird.com.
Ch 5: How to Forgive
Ch 4: How to Be Great with Amy Julia Becker
In this episode, Amy Julia Becker joins Patricia to examine Christ’s claim that the greatest among you should be like the youngest or the least.
Amy Julia Becker is an award-winning writer and speaker whose work focuses on personal, spiritual, and social healing. She is the author of four books, including To Be Made Well: An Invitation to Wholeness, Healing, and Hope; she hosts the Love Is Stronger Than Fear podcast. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv), Becker holds a bi-vocational license with the Evangelical Covenant Church. She lives with her husband and their three children in western Connecticut.
Ch. 3: One Step to Take
Ch. 2: Finding a Firm Foundation
In this episode Patricia and Tommy discuss how Peter is "the rock on which the church is built," and yet like all of us, his faith waxes and wanes. Join us as we find growth and strength even when our faith feels small.
Show notes on the terms Son of Man and Son of God
Daniel 7:13 I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven, one like a Son of Man was coming, and He came up to the Ancient of Days and was presented before Him.
Exodus 4:22 And you shall say to Pharaoh, "Thus says the Lord, Israel is my first-born son, and I say to you, Let my son go that he may serve me."