Monthly Archives: February 2020

72: John Eldredge | Get Your Life Back



A few years ago, a friend of ours found himself in a season where he started to notice something wasn’t quite right with his soul. Overwhelmed, empty, and depleted, he decided to do something about it. Today he shares with us, the practices he learned to get his soul, and his life back.

On today’s episode we’re very thrilled to welcome back to the show, for the third time, our good friend, the one and only Mr. John Eldredge! If you’re not familiar with John, he’s the founder of Ransomed Heart Ministries in Colorado Springs, well known Christian Speaker, and best selling author of books such as Wild at Heart, Waking the Dead, and his latest book, Get Your Life Back. Conversations with John are always so rich, full of wisdom, and leave us longing or more of God, and today is no exception.

John unpacks the power of simple practices such as getting outside, seeking beauty in our everyday lives, taking a daily one minute pause, and remembering who we love. This conversation is one to listen to again and again. May these practices help us create more space in our souls for more of life and more of God. Listen in.

 

 

For more episodes featuring John Eldredge, make sure to check out:
Ep. 45 | Make Space for Your Soul
Ep. 30 | Living a Life of Adventure

 

A few favorite quotes from today’s episode:

“If you can get into nature as a soulful practice, it is enormously healing.”

“Your soul is wonderfully small, and to be kind is to admit the limits of the capacity of your soul.”

“Your soul is the vessel that God fills. Your soul is the means by which you experience God, and when your soul is baked like a desert, you can’t receive the water He’s trying to bring.”

“There were things that you used to do that brought you life. . . go do them again. Make room for them, make them a priority again. Go get them back!”

“More of life is more of God.”

“God is in the things that you love.”

“We must empty ourselves of all that currently fills us so that we can be filled with God.” St. Augustine

 

Music featured in this episode:
Casey Darnell, Moments

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71: Pete Greig | Learn How to Pray



On today’s episode we’re chatting with the author of one of my very favorite books of 2019, How to Pray, by Pete Greig.

Pete is a best selling author, Senior Pastor of Emmaus Road Church in Guildford, England, and instigator of the 24-7Prayer movement which has reached more than half the nations on earth.

This book absolutely reignited my prayer life, it challenged and stretched me in new ways, and gave me a new perspective on the way I approach God in prayer. This is one I couldn’t stop sending to friends and quoting to my husband. So we were quite thrilled to sit across from Pete and have some rich conversation about prayer. Pete shares with us a simple, 4 step guide to approach God in prayer, the importance of being honest in our prayers, and the power of getting still in God’s presence.
Listen in.

 

*British Translation Guide :
“feeling sheepish” : feeling shame or embarrassment
“dodgy”: shady, untrustworthy, unreliable
“fry your noodles”: amaze you, blow your mind

 

A few favorite quotes from today’s episode:

Pray = Pause Rejoice Ask Yield

“Keep it Simple. Keep it Real. Keep it Up.”

“Your prayer life is at its best, not when you’re praying big, complex, gnarly prayers occasionally, but when you’re praying simple, little conversational prayers continually.”

“Be honest with God about how you’re really feeling. He couldn’t care less about your ‘religious self’, He wants you.”

“Jesus encourages us to approach God like little children.”

“The legacy of your life is your prayer life.”

“Who you become is determined by how you pray.
Ultimately, the transcript of your prayers become the script of your life.”

“What happens in the privacy of your alone time with God determines not just the outcome of your life, but the substance of your life.”

 

PETE’S LIFE CHANGING BOOK:
Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, John Mark Comer

PETE’S LIFE CHANGING HABIT:
“Spin the phone” at dinner time with family and friends. Whoever it lands on has to pray and gets to ask any question they’d like to everyone at the table.

PETE’S ADVICE TO THE YOUNGER YOU:
“I would say, 'Chill Out.'  I’ve always been a bit over intense, and my wife Sammy plumbs the depths of shallow. She's gloriously funny, and is such a blessing to me. She has taught me that intensity is not a gift of the Holy Spirit, joy is.

 

Music featured in this episode:
Casey Darnell, Moments

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