oneLife maps Podcast

oneLife maps Podcast

If God is interacting with you, would you notice? Can you learn to recognize and respond to God in your story — in your everyday, ordinary life? Let’s find out from other people who are curious like you! We’ll hear from people who have recognized what God is up to in the midst of the mundane, joyful, painful and profound moments of life, and sensed God with them, in them, and for them. Some found encouragement, healing, hope, redemption, restoration, new perspectives or direction at life’s crossroads — sometimes in surprising ways. Listen as podcast Host Sharon Swing and Co-Hosts Joan Kelley, Sibyl Towner and Lori Shoults interview people who have reviewed their life story using ‘Listen to My Life' maps. We’ll talk with authors, pastors, artists or anyone with an interesting story about God’s small voice stirring their souls. To find out more about the ‘Listen to My Life’ maps or submit your story for a potential future episode, go to www.onelifemaps.com/podcast to learn more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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April 12, 2021 28 min

oneLife Maps is, at its core, interested in helping people to recognize and respond to God in their stories. There is so much to be said on the topic of life story as a spiritual practice that we recorded a second episode on the topic that moves in a different direction. I hope you enjoy this one, too.


If you have engaged in 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual life mapping, yo...

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Sharon Swing hosts a conversation with Jodi Niznik about the life of Moses and her new study, Choose.


Jodie Niznik is Adult Ministries Pastor at Irving Bible Church in Irving, Texas. She holds a master’s degree in Christian education with an emphasis in women’s ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary and has served in various pastoral roles in the church. Jodie is the author of Choose: A Study of Moses for a Life That Matters, and...

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January 3, 2021 51 min

Jim Brule is a Maggid, a trainer of story-tellers from the Jewish tradition and an End-of-Life Dula. His passion is transformational storytelling -- the art of thought-provoking wisdom-sharing. Listen in as Sharon Swing talks to Jim about how stories connect, transform and heal us.


You can learn more about Jim at http://www.transformationalstorytelling.org and listen to stories from many tellers on his Facebook page here: https://...

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Thomas A'Kempis wisely stated that 'an unexamined life is destined to repeat itself.' What does that mean and what can we learn from the act of examining ourselves and our life stories? Join Host Sharon Swing as she talks it thru with Sibyl Towner and Joan Kelley.


If you have engaged in 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual life mapping, you'll see that this conv...

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December 20, 2020 31 min

Self-Awareness proceeds God-Awareness in the spiritual life. We may have picked up the idea that self-awareness is somehow not considered spiritual. Listen in as Sibyl Towner and Joan Kelley join host, Sharon Swing to discuss the importance of self-awareness in the spiritual life.


If you have engaged in 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual life mapping, you'll see that this...

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December 13, 2020 35 min

oneLife Maps is, at its core, interested in helping people to recognize and respond to God in their stories.


If you have engaged in 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual life mapping, you'll see that this conversation relates directly to the bottom line on the 'My Life Story' map, where you are asked to consider how you have noticed God, or viewed who God is over the c...

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December 7, 2020 51 min

Host, Sharon Swing, welcomes Keith Anderson to the podcast to discuss his book:

Reading Your Life’s Story: An Invitation to Spiritual Mentoring:

Spiritual mentoring is a particular kind of friendship in which, according to Keith R. Anderson, "two or more people walk together in heightened awareness of the presence of yet Another"―the Holy Spirit. "Spiritual mentoring is not a complicated process that requires technical tr...

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Louis Dooley was a young man who found himself imprisoned with a life sentence for theft and attempted murder. Through a miraculous turn of events, Louis received Jesus Christ in prison and recognized he had new life in Christ.

 

Today, Louis is a free man providing pastoral counsel to current inmates, in hopes of the gospel setting them free.


He is the Author of 'Prison Saved My Life: I Recommend it to Everyone' available on ...

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October 25, 2020 37 min

Jason Feffer and I had a fantastic conversation about the role of imagination in spiritual practices -- and it drifted into many more interesting topics and stories. You won't want to miss this delightful, thought-provoking conversation with a good human who knows Jesus in ways many long for -- yet is very possible. God wants to show up for you in ways that are tailor-made for you, too.


Jason Feffer is a pastor, teacher, spiritu...

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October 18, 2020 48 min

We love Cheri Hudspith, and so will you. She lives in rhythms of grace that keep her grounded, listening and delighted in experiencing God's life-changing grace herself and sharing it with others. Our conversation meanders thru topics of Spiritual Direction, Life-Mapping and experiencing God first-hand.


Here's her Bio:

Cheri served on the staff of her church experiencing first hand the rhythms and demands of church life.   T...

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October 7, 2020 38 min

Listen into Sharon Swing's conversation with Chrystal Evans Hurst. We'll talk about getting into a regular rhythm of prayer, her new book, '28-Day Prayer Journey,' and her experience with life-mapping using 'Listen to My Life.' Like me, you'll be hoping to meet Chrystal for a cup of coffee and a great conversation on a regular basis. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.


Here's a lin...

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September 6, 2020 25 min

When we gather people for a workshop or a class, we often ask people to participate in a 'one-word checkin' to help people connect with themselves and others. It helps us become more self-aware, God-aware, and other-aware. You may want to use it by yourself, with or around the dining room table sometime soon!


oneLife Maps is, at its core, interested in helping people to recognize and respond to God in their stories. The seve...

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August 28, 2020 21 min

What is breath prayer, and why would you want to know?


Calming, connecting, and centering, this way of praying breathes life into any collection of practices.


oneLife Maps is, at its core, interested in helping people to recognize and respond to God in their stories. The seven lies Darrell talks about invitations to consider how a few shifts in perspective on how we think about God and faith effect our ways of being in the world. You...

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August 23, 2020 34 min

Forget being productive and do what matters!


Teresa loves to help people see the bigger picture and learn to feel fulfilled in all areas of life. As a Certified Coach, Speaker and Enneagram Professional, she guides clients through a step-by-step application of a customized "REALIFE Process," helping real people change their lives by discovering their REALSELF, and doing their REALWORK in the process of their REALIFE.


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I love Steve Carter. He's a great conversationalist and a good human being. Listen in as Steve and I (Sharon Swing) talk about spiritual formation and life story. He gave plenty of sermons that included encouraging people to dive into their own life stories while he was preaching at Willow Creek Community Church while I was there. I cheered him on from the cheap seats. Life took quite a turn for Steve and his family a few years...

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Are you responsible TO others or responsible FOR them? It's a very useful distinction for all of our relationships. It may keep you out of trouble, improve your relationships, and put words to why having kids grow up messes with us as parents! We have used this important piece of work from the book, 'Listen For Heaven's Sake' in many of our 'Listen to My Life' workshops as we teach listening skills and explo...

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August 3, 2020 31 min

Sibyl Towner and Joan Kelley join Sharon Swing to discuss Mama Maggie Gobran's wisdom on silence.


“I learned that silence is the secret.

Silence your body - to listen to your words.

Silence your tongue - to listen to your thoughts.

Silence your thoughts - to listen to your heart.

Silence your heart - to listen to your spirit.

Silence your spirit - to listen to his spirit.”

 MAMA MAGGIE GOBRAN, Founder and CEO, Stephen’s Children Minis...

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July 23, 2020 46 min

Is all of life prayer?


Sharon Swing talks with Sibyl Towner and Joan Kelley about this intriguing idea that may have you thinking about your prayer life in a new and intriguing way.


oneLife Maps is, at its core, interested in helping people to recognize and respond to God in their stories. The seven lies Darrell talks about invitations to consider how a few shifts in perspective on how we think about God and faith effect our ways of ...

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July 5, 2020 54 min

One way to help you find your way forward is to do more of what connects you deeply to God-given design.


Peak Experiences is the name of the 3rd visual map in the 'Listen to My Life' portfolio. Host of the oneLife Maps Podcast and Co-Author or 'Listen to My Life,' Sharon Swing, discusses the power of mapping and finding themes shared by peak experiences in our lives with Co-Author Sibyl Towner and Director of Facilit...

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June 28, 2020 38 min

How might you go about selecting spiritual practices that fit for this season of your life? How might you expand the number of possibilities?


Sharon Swing hosts a conversation with Co-Author of 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story,' Sibyl Towner and Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development for oneLife Maps, about the 'Life-Giving Rhythms' visual map from the 'Listen t...

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