With racial tensions erupting in our country, are you at a loss of what to do? Are you concerned your words may offend? How do we celebrate diversity? Listen in as we hear some racial stories, encourage our brothers and sisters of color through a newly written song, and take notice of three ways we can respond to racial tensions.
Do you compare yourself? Do you constantly glance sideways asking, How do I measure up? Your enemy loves to use this measure-up comparison against you but Jesus invites you to exchange your measure up fears and get-ahead pride for freedom. Tune in as I talk with Shannon Popkin, author of her new book, Comparison Girl, as she shares what she's learned about her own comparison struggles. Listen in as we learn from Jesus about me-free living in a measure-up world.
Shame is something we've all faced, whether from something we've done or something that's been done to us. Yet when we think about being noticed, there are some things we don't want anyone to notice. Listen in on this episode, where I have a conversation about shame with Kay Hall, author of the new book, Beyond the Hidden Veil of Shame. We discuss her journey of redemption, the healing process, and how important it is to take notice of those areas in our lives that lie hidden in shame.
Have you ever wondered why during a crisis, like COVID 19, some people uncover brilliant insights - while others struggle? Have you noticed how some people use their failures as stepping stones to greater heights, while others make the same mistakes? Listen to this episode as we uncover a tool revealed during COVID 19 - pausing to process - and one in which Jesus modeled. Listen as we talk about reasons we may avoid processing, how significant it is, and ways we can take notice of God more when we do.
The COVID 19 Pandemic has left us feeling uncertain. Social distancing, working from home, and finding creative ways to connect with each other has become our new normal. But what would it be like to contract the virus? Join me on this episode where I speak with Pastor Marvin Williams, lead pastor of Trinity Church in Lansing, Michigan. We talk about the pandemic and what it felt like for both he and his wife to contract the virus. We explore the effect the pandemic has had on him, the church, his faith, and how we can take notice of God in the craziest of times.
SEASON 1 - Episode 23 - Noticing God through the eyes of children with children’s author, Carol van Gorp
With the COVID 19 breakout, do you find yourself feeling blue? Do you know how to explain these feelings to your children or grandchildren? Join me for this episode where I talk with teacher, mother, and children’s author, Carol van Gorp. Her children’s book series features GABBY, an inquisitive young girl with red high top tennis shoes who finds herself facing tough subjects like bullying, divorce, and a pandemic. Hear how children can be part of a special illustration and writing contest for the book and how we can notice God through the eyes of children.
Are you home with your children 24-7 during the COVID 19 pandemic? Are you having fun or are you finding yourself irritated? Of course, we all want to be a good Mom, but sometimes our feelings of anxiety are quite different than our vision. Listen to this episode where I welcome Karen Hossink, mother, speaker and author of the book Confessions of an Irritable Mother. We discuss motherhood, the feelings of inadequacy we are scared to admit, and how motherhood helps us notice more about God.
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!