Rhythms for Life

Rhythms for Life

Are you managing stress or is your stress managing you? What practical steps can you take each day for sustained emotional, spiritual and relational health? In the Rhythms for Life podcast, authors, speakers, and founders of Q Ideas, Gabe Lyons and Rebekah Lyons, invite listeners to journey with them and expert guests into transparent conversations brimming with practical advice. From artists, nutritionists and psychologists to thought leaders, advocates and entrepreneurs, listeners will meet expert guides that will help them keep stress and anxiety at bay and pursue everyday moments of abundance by establishing four life-giving rhythms: rest, restore, connect, and create.

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June 16, 2021 37 min

We each have unique talents and burdens, and when called out, we can help point the way forward into what God’s designed you to be. In this episode of the Rhythms for Life Podcast, we talk to Esteemed LifePlan Guide Pete Richardson of the Paterson Center on the importance of creating a plan for our lives. Join Pete Richardson, Rebekah Lyons, and Gabe Lyons September 30 - October 1 in Franklin, TN, for the Life Planning Retreat. Lea...

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In this episode of the Rhythms for Life Podcast, we talk to speaker,  author, and licensed counselor, Debra Fileta, about the importance of pairing science,  psychology, and faith together do discover.  In her new book, Are You Really Ok?,  she challenges you to get real with yourself and seek to discover where you need mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. 

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    May 19, 2021 32 min

    In this episode of the Rhythms for Life podcast, we talk to counselor, speaker, coach, and author, Nicole Unice, about how  feelings and words have the power to bring us closer to people or  push us away from them. It's easy to get caught in feelings without taking the time to truly process the deep rooted issue triggering a reaction, and Nicole's new book, The Miracle Moment, helps us understand how we can break those nega...

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    In this episode of the Rhythms for Life podcast, we talk to author and speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries, Nicki Koziarz, about loss, grief, and unconditionally loving God even through the hard things. In her new book, Flooded, she shares her story of losing her mother and brother in a matter of weeks, and the five best decisions you can make when your prayer is "Please God, no more hard things" and when doubt in God's...

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     In this episode of the Rhythms for Life Podcast, we talk to 5th generation farm owner and author, Jennifer Dukes Lee, about the fruits that come from slowing down and to embrace that God is always planting and growing seeds in us. Jennifer talks to us about the the healing season of winter and lessons of growth she has experienced in the rhythms of nature on her farm in her new book, Growing Slow.

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    In this episode of the Rhythms for Life Podcast, Gabe and I talk to author, mother, podcaster, and president and chief executive officer of Michael Hyatt & Company, Megan Hyatt Miller, about how simple but proven practices that enable you to slow down and reclaim your life and how to avoid burn out. In her new book, Win at Work & Succeed at Life, Megan shares how to set boundaries and prioritize in order to experience wins ...

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    In this episode of the Rhythms for Life podcast, we talk to author, song lyricist, scriptwriter, and video director, Douglas McKelvey, about his inspiration around The Every Moment Holy series. Volume I offers prayers for all types of life celebrations, big and small. From changing diapers, gathering with friends, the birth of a baby, Doug writes prayers to give you the encouragement you need. In the second volume, Every Moment Hol...

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    In this episode of the Rhythms for Life podcast, we talk to Well-Watered Women Co. Founder and author, Gretchen Saffles, about what it means to water your soul from the well of God’s word and embracing your story. Gretchen shares her healing journey  from an eating disorder  and  how that shame is a transformative part of her story.  In her latest book, The Well-Watered Woman, Gretchen leads us to the Well of fullness, the Word of ...

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    In this episode of the Rhythms for Life Podcast, Gabe and I talk to friend, speaker, and best-selling author, Jon Acuff, about how overthinking inspired his latest book, Soundtracks.  After transforming his life by changing the soundtrack playing in his mind, he joins us to share how he went from overthinking to dreaming and taking action towards accomplishing his goals. 

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    Gabe and I talk about the upcoming Q 2021 Culture Summit in this special bonus episode of the Rhythms for Life podcast. I’m so excited to participate in this event alongside influential leaders like Hosanna Wong, Jada Edwards, Matt Chandler, John Mark Comer, and more—and I hope you’ll join us. Over 15 years, these gatherings have given thoughtful Christians the chance to connect with like-minded believers, engage in important conve...

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     In this episode of the Rhythms for Life podcast, we talk to lead pastor and author, Joshua Gagnon, about the resilience and perseverance it takes to continue dreaming even when you feel disappointed and discouraged. God gives each of our lives a unique vision, but it can feel overwhelming trying to fit all of the pieces together on our own.  In his book, It’s Not Over, he writes truth for those left wondering in the waiting of dif...

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    March 24, 2021 31 min

    This week we talk to radio and podcast host, and best selling author, Andrew Farley, about what it means to live from the heart and the freedom that comes from knowing God. We have an in depth conversation about some of our most basic faith fundamentals. It's so easy for us to get caught up in all of the ways to be in relationship with God that we forget to prioritize simples acts of resting and reading the word. In his new boo...

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    In this episode of the Rhythms for Life podcast, I talk to Money Saving Mom and best selling author, Crystal Paine, shares the four most important choices we can make as parents to lead from a place of love instead of stress.  Her new book, Love Centered Parenting, is full of real life examples of how she transformed her parenting fears of failure into grace based parenting and love for her children. 

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    March 10, 2021 31 min

    In this episode of the Rhythms for Life Podcast, Gabe and Rebekah talk to So Worth Loving Founder and author, Eryn Eddy, about what it means to give up performing for public acceptance and love and rest in the unconditional love and acceptance that comes from God. They also talk about the how social media has impacted our ability to connect and be vulnerable with others within community and the power of rest and quiet. Listen in as...

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    March 5, 2021 31 min

    In this episode, Gabe and Rebekah talk to speaker, theological scholar, and hilarious storyteller, Lisa Harper,  about her new 100-day devotional, chainsaw fiascos, and the power of God’s love and redemptiveness. We discuss the importance of looking back to remember where God showed up in the peaks and valleys of life. Lisa’s new book, Life: 100 Day Devotional, is a reminder that God’s faithfulness really does follow us into the fa...

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    March 3, 2021 41 min

    In this special episode of the Rhythms for Life Podcast, Gabe and I talk to best selling author of  Love and Respect and our personal marriage counselor, Emerson Eggerich, about how marriages are under fire more than ever before. Everyone has felt it; the sadness, loss, longing, anger, frustration, exhaustion, and despair. Some marriages don’t make it, even after decades, and some will find their way back. We want to walk this road...

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    February 24, 2021 34 min

    In the latest episode of the Rhythms for Life Podcast, Gabe and I talk to founder of Bottle of Tears and author, Lindsey Wheeler, about how she finds purpose and community even in the midst of pain. Through heartfelt essays, scripture, and prayers, Sacred Tears: Simple Reminders That God Sees You and Loves You  reminds us that our suffering is not in vain and demonstrates how today's pain cannot overpower tomorrow's hope. B...

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    February 18, 2021 40 min

    Where do you find your inner peace? Today Gabe and I talk to dear friend, author, singer-songwriter, and worship leader for Passion Conferences and IF:Gathering, Christy Nockels, about how she lives her life in cadence with God’s peace and love. In her new book, The Life You Long For, she shows us how to let go of hustle and achievement and instead find our identity in the quiet center of God’s love. 
     

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    February 10, 2021 33 min

    If you just pay attention to small occurrences and people in your life, you'll see how God is showing up. We had dear friend, father, speaker, and best-selling author, Jonathan Pitts, back on the Rhythms for Life podcast for Season 3! He released his latest book, My Wynter Season, where he details his journey of grief and healing after suddenly losing his wife of 15 years. He and his daughter, Alena, joined us in 2019 right aft...

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    February 5, 2021 36 min

     In this episode, Gabe and Rebekah talk to best-selling author and counselor, Sissy Goff, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP, about how teens are having to overcome anxiety in a virtual world. Sissy spends most of her days talking with girls and their families, with the help of her counseling assistant/pet therapist, Lucy the Havanese. 

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