With the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic - or anything else unexpected you may be going through - do you find yourself overthinking? Or imagining all of kinds of scenarios in your brain? In a world of unknowns, we may ask - What is it? Join us for this episode where we discuss how we overthink, why we overthink, and how God takes notices of us when we do.
Have you ever taken notice of the homeless? Would you ever consider getting to know them? Listen to this special episode where I talk with Judy Allen, a college English teacher, and playwright. You’ll hear how a story project she started in one of her classes helped students notice the misconceptions surrounding homelessness and led her to write her play: I HAVE A NAME. Hear how God interweaved the stories her students wrote, the relationships that developed, and how we may overcome the images we have of the homeless.
Is there something going on in your life you can't talk about but wish you could? Do you find yourself having a strong need to vent? What is the best way to process everything we experience? Listen to this episode where we explore the differences between venting and lamenting and how God takes notice of us in the struggle.
What is it about capturing a story on film? Have you wondered how films are produced or how someone becomes a filmmaker? Listen to this episode where we talk with award winning filmmaker and owner of Flip Book Moving Pictures, Scott Magie. We learn how God called Scott to make films, how he's noticed God through this powerful medium, and his latest film, FourNinety.
Have you wished you could have a spiritual mentor to encourage your faith? Listen as we talk with Lisa Lempke, a ministry leader with the Northwest Michigan Jesus Ministry. We discuss how important it can be to your spiritual growth to have someone you meet with regularly, how God provides that person, and how we can potentially be that person for others. You won't want to miss hearing how God notices us through discipleship.
With the new year and new decade, you've probably set some goals. So how are you doing at following through? Do you find yourself distracted? Discouraged? Just what does it mean to be disciplined anyway? Listen to this episode where we talk about goals, distractions, discouragements, and just what it means to take notice of God in self-discipline.
What is it about those Christmas traditions? Or those holiday movies? Do fulfilling traditions give us warm fuzzy feels or satisfy some kind of longing? Join me for this special holiday episode of THE NOTICE where we talk about traditions, expectations and how God takes notice of us during the holiday season. May God surprise you this Christmas!
Have you ever looked at a sunset and recognized the majesty of God's creation? Maybe you write, sing, dance. Perhaps you don’t feel creative at all. You’ll want to listen to a conversation about creativity with singer-songwriter, teacher, and worship leader Justin Reid. We discuss God as creator, how we reflect God through creativity, and how God notices and delights in our creativity. Justin shares some of his songs too!
With the busiest shopping season upon us, do you enjoy shopping or do you dread it? Does God even care about our shopping trips? Join us for this episode where we explore those questions, hear a few shopping stories, including one from author Karen Hossink, and remember that in the midst of a hectic season, God still takes notice.
Have you ever wondered about the different ways God heals? Or how you can stop the pain? Join us for part two of a conversation with Julie Eickenroth, Executive Director of Freedom Farm Ministries in Traverse City, Michigan. We discuss How to Stop the Pain, the variety of ways God heals and how deeply God wants to reach us.