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May 20, 2019 -- Confronting Culture

Confronting Culture — Asking Questions & Paying Attention

00:42:39 minute listen
Are we surrounding ourselves with enough variety in our lives? Are we present or distracted when living out the in-between moments? Are we known as encouraging and empowering people by those that encounter us throughout the day-to-day? These may not be questions we think about often, if ever, but they are important questions to reflect on none-the-less if we desire to live lives of intentionality and self-awareness. Today’s episode is a varied conversation focusing on some key topics lacking in our culture today: the missing beauty and importance of inter-generational mentoring … the limited diversification of our relationships … and...

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May 13, 2019 -- Confronting Life

Confronting Life – Holding Things Loosely

00:42:47 minute listen
Once upon a time there were two girls, Renae and Cindy, who went radio silent for two months – this is their story!! Only joking a little bit here. In this episode we take a deep dive into where we have been, why it has been so long since you have heard from us, and what’s next. Oh, and we also get incredibly open and honest about who we are, how we are wired, and how one of us (cough, cough – Renae) does not enjoy facing her own limitations. “Exhaustion is not a badge of honour.” It really isn’t....

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March 3, 2019 -- Confronting Life

Confronting Life – So You’re Busy, How’s That Working For You? (#040)

00:33:16 minute listen
To be busy, it seems, is often equated to our success, value and worth. But is living busy really what it means to live a purposeful and meaningful life? Today's episode unpacks the concept of "busy as a badge of honor," and it challenges each of us to consider the answers to these questions: Is this the life I want to live? Is this the life I was designed to live?

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February 17, 2019 -- Confronting Life

Confronting Life – Drowning Doesn’t Have To Be Normal (#039)

00:31:20 minute listen
In a culture that pressures us to “do all, be all and look good doing it,” the weight of “more” is always looming; feelings of drowning are raw and real. But what if, rather than adding more stuff to our already maxed out lives, we took the time to consider what we could shed, instead? Today’s episode is a conversation about the concept of an “elimination diet.” By intentionally thinking about every area of our lives, and by giving critical thought to the things that are “necessity” and those that are mere “nicety,” we begin to see what is helping...

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February 4, 2019 -- Confronting Life

Beth McCord — Confronting Self-Awareness, Different Views Of The World (#038)

00:53:10 minute listen
We all think our view of the world is the right view, but what if we learned to see the world through nine different types of lenses? How might it shape our views? This is exactly what makes The Enneagram the popular typology tool that it is today. Today’s episode is a conversation with Your Enneagram Coach, Beth McCord, about what it could look like for us to meet in the middle and honour one another in order to see our relationships flourish.

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January 28, 2019 -- Confronting Life

One Year! – Confronting Transformation (#037)

00:36:32 minute listen
Movement, change and transformation are rarely overnight events. Rather, they are so often slow progressions that unfold. But as J.R.R. Tolkien so wisely puts it, little but little, one travels far.

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January 21, 2019 -- Confronting Justice

Cassandra Lee – Confronting Justice, Whispers of Justice Rising (#036)

00:52:07 minute listen
Today’s episode is a conversation about justice, but also about the power of education and how dreaming for the impossible can lead to incredible places if the Global community is willing to engage, lean into the uncertainty together and allow for justice to rise with unrelenting tenacity.

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January 14, 2019 -- Confronting Justice

International Justice Mission, Phil Reilly – Confronting Justice, Part Two (#035)

00:47:50 minute listen
According to IJM's statistics, there are 40 million people in slavery today. These numbers are staggering, so what can one do? How can one help? Today’s episode is a two-part conversation with Phil Reilly, National Director of Development for International Justice Mission. Phil’s expertise and insight into the world of slavery helps each of us understand what we can do to take personal action steps towards confronting justice, and how there really is hope when we enter into this weighty topic with a solutions-based mindset and approach.

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January 7, 2019 -- Confronting Justice

International Justice Mission, Phil Reilly – Confronting Justice, Part One (#034)

00:51:59 minute listen
According to IJM's statistics, there are 40 million people in slavery today. These numbers are staggering, so what can one do? How can one help? Today’s episode is a two-part conversation with Phil Reilly, National Director of Development for International Justice Mission. Phil’s expertise and insight into the world of slavery helps each of us understand what we can do to take personal action steps towards confronting justice, and how there really is hope when we enter into this weighty topic with a solutions-based mindset and approach.

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December 17, 2018 -- Confronting Christmas

Confronting Christmas, Unwrapping The Gift of Christmas (#033)

00:36:34 minute listen
As we head into the Christmas season, take time to think about what gift giving is all about and what the gift of Christmas really means.