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Recognize & Respond to God In Your Story

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 pe
Latest Episode7/5/2020

65. Peak Experiences

Season 1, Ep. 65
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 Facilitator Development, Joan Kelley.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 don't have to agree with everything he says to appreciate the deep thinking that has led Darrell and others to a healthy spirituality that prioritizes love as its highest value.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 course of your life. This conversation is a great way to help you sort out what stories you have been handed about who you are and who God is -- and prayerfully decide what to take with you, and what to leave behind.Please explorewww.onelifemaps.comto download a free introduction booklet to 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story,' that contains the artwork we refer to in this episode. You can purchase your 'Listen to My Life' portfolio onthat website, too.Audio Meditations as a Thank You for Your SupportWe're on a mission to help people recognize and respond to God in their story.Will you help?Our Patreon subscription, athttp://www.patreon.com/onelifemapsoffers you access to recorded audio meditations that are created to assist you in becoming self-aware and God-aware.Sibyl Towner and I (Sharon Swing), co-authored the 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual maps, and we produce the oneLifemaps podcast along with our friend and Director of Facilitator Development, Joan Kelley.We are offering you the opportunity to support the continuation of the oneLifemaps podcast and the publishing of 'Listen to My Life' in and weekly audio meditations as a token of our appreciation.If we can serve you, please let us know byemailing us here.EquipmentWe've had some questions about our podcasting equipment. Here is what we use:RecorderMicrophonesMicrophone StandsHeadsetMicrophone Wind ScreensHeadset Extension CordsHeadset Cable SplitterThe links in this episode may give us a minuscule amount of affiliate revenue from Amazon, but they won't cost you anything at all. Thanks for the support.
6/28/2020

64. Choosing Life-Giving Rhythms

Ep. 64
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 to My Life' portfolio.Order just the 'Life-Giving Rhythms,' map #7 from the 'Listen to My Life' portfolio, or the whole set of visual maps to take your next steps.https://www.onelifemaps.com/product/listen-to-my-life-map-portfolio/https://www.onelifemaps.com/product/life-giving-rhythms-map/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 don't have to agree with everything he says to appreciate the deep thinking that has led Darrell and others to a healthy spirituality that prioritizes love as its highest value.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 course of your life. This conversation is a great way to help you sort out what stories you have been handed about who you are and who God is -- and prayerfully decide what to take with you, and what to leave behind.Please explorewww.onelifemaps.comto download a free introduction booklet to 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story,' that contains the artwork we refer to in this episode. You can purchase your 'Listen to My Life' portfolio onthat website, too.Audio Meditations as a Thank You for Your SupportWe're on a mission to help people recognize and respond to God in their story.Will you help?Our Patreon subscription, athttp://www.patreon.com/onelifemapsoffers you access to recorded audio meditations that are created to assist you in becoming self-aware and God-aware.Sibyl Towner and I (Sharon Swing), co-authored the 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual maps, and we produce the oneLifemaps podcast along with our friend and Director of Facilitator Development, Joan Kelley.We are offering you the opportunity to support the continuation of the oneLifemaps podcast and the publishing of 'Listen to My Life' in and weekly audio meditations as a token of our appreciation.If we can serve you, please let us know byemailing us here.EquipmentWe've had some questions about our podcasting equipment. Here is what we use:RecorderMicrophonesMicrophone StandsHeadsetMicrophone Wind ScreensHeadset Extension CordsHeadset Cable SplitterThe links in this episode may give us a minuscule amount of affiliate revenue from Amazon, but they won't cost you anything at all. Thanks for the support.
6/15/2020

62. The Joy of Daily Solitude

Season 1, Ep. 62
Jon Peacock has come to love his daily time of solitude. He says he's become a better man because of it. He loves his dog, Jack, too. Jack is a big part of making this spiritual practice a part of his life.Jon is a Founding Pastor of Mission Church in Bloomingdale, IL. He is husband to Kelly and dad to his two beautiful, growing daughters. He's good at what he does. He's another fine human we want you to meet.You can watch Jon's messages and more from Mission Church on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/user/wearemissiononeLife 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 don't have to agree with everything he says to appreciate the deep thinking that has led Darrell and others to a healthy spirituality that prioritizes love as its highest value.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 course of your life. This conversation is a great way to help you sort out what stories you have been handed about who you are and who God is -- and prayerfully decide what to take with you, and what to leave behind.Please explorewww.onelifemaps.comto download a free introduction booklet to 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story,' that contains the artwork we refer to in this episode. You can purchase your 'Listen to My Life' portfolio onthat website, too.Audio Meditations as a Thank You for Your SupportWe're on a mission to help people recognize and respond to God in their story.Will you help?Our Patreon subscription, athttp://www.patreon.com/onelifemapsoffers you access to recorded audio meditations that are created to assist you in becoming self-aware and God-aware.Sibyl Towner and I (Sharon Swing), co-authored the 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual maps, and we produce the oneLifemaps podcast along with our friend and Director of Facilitator Development, Joan Kelley.We are offering you the opportunity to support the continuation of the oneLifemaps podcast and the publishing of 'Listen to My Life' in and weekly audio meditations as a token of our appreciation.If we can serve you, please let us know byemailing us here.EquipmentWe've had some questions about our podcasting equipment. Here is what we use:RecorderMicrophonesMicrophone StandsHeadsetMicrophone Wind ScreensHeadset Extension CordsHeadset Cable SplitterThe links in this episode may give us a minuscule amount of affiliate revenue from Amazon, but they won't cost you anything at all. Thanks for the support.
5/29/2020

61. Human(Kind)

Season 1, Ep. 61
I love this conversation with Ashlee Eiland. I love Ashlee. You will, too.Please listen to a piece of her story here, and then also read her book, "Human(Kind): How Reclaiming Human Worth and Embracing Radical Kindness Will Bring Us Back Together." Her memoir in short essays recounts events in her life that shaped her view of herself, of God and the world around her. Finding yourself in the midst of so many conflicting messages can be a difficult task, especially when so many people have opinions and assumptions about how you 'should be.' Please read this book and see your own story intermingled with hers. It's an invitation to sort out what to take with you and what to leave behind from your own story, and to find human kindness as the antidote to so much of what ails us personally, and as a society.Please read this book, and pass it on to your family and friends. It is available from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Human-Kind-Reclaiming-Embracing-Kindness-ebook/dp/B07TZCJS7W/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=human+%28kind%29&qid=1590163102&sr=8-1(This podcast was recorded prior to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the subsequent protests. Therefore, there are no mentions of this event in our conversation.)Ashlee Eilandserves as the formation and preaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church. She shares God's message of redemption and reconciliation at conferences, colleges, and events around the country. Ashlee earned a BA in international relations from the University of Southern California and completed her master's in organizational leadership at Judson University. She blogs regularly and has contributed articles toRelevantmagazine. Ashlee and her husband, Delwin, have three children and live in Grand Rapids.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 don't have to agree with everything he says to appreciate the deep thinking that has led Darrell and others to a healthy spirituality that prioritizes love as its highest value.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 course of your life. This conversation is a great way to help you sort out what stories you have been handed about who you are and who God is -- and prayerfully decide what to take with you, and what to leave behind.Please explorewww.onelifemaps.comto download a free introduction booklet to 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story,' that contains the artwork we refer to in this episode. You can purchase your 'Listen to My Life' portfolio onthat website, too.Audio Meditations as a Thank You for Your SupportWe're on a mission to help people recognize and respond to God in their story.Will you help?Our Patreon subscription, athttp://www.patreon.com/onelifemapsoffers you access to recorded audio meditations that are created to assist you in becoming self-aware and God-aware.Sibyl Towner and I (Sharon Swing), co-authored the 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual maps, and we produce the oneLifemaps podcast along with our friend and Director of Facilitator Development, Joan Kelley.We are offering you the opportunity to support the continuation of the oneLifemaps podcast and the publishing of 'Listen to My Life' in and weekly audio meditations as a token of our appreciation.If we can serve you, please let us know byemailing us here.EquipmentWe've had some questions about our podcasting equipment. Here is what we use:RecorderMicrophonesMicrophone StandsHeadsetMicrophone Wind ScreensHeadset Extension CordsHeadset Cable SplitterThe links in this episode may give us a minuscule amount of affiliate revenue from Amazon, but they won't cost you anything at all. Thanks for the support.
5/4/2020

60. Journaling as a Spiritual Practice

Season 1, Ep. 60
Liz Lassa, Creator of the 'Spiritual Circle Journal' joins us for a conversation on how journaling helps us become God-aware and self-aware. The specifics of the journaling prompts will help you get started on this very useful tool for spiritual growth.You can purchase the 'Spiritual Circle Journal' at https://spiritualcirclejournal.com and find out more about the May 2020 'Coping Well Together' Journaling Challenge at https://www.facebook.com/groups/863262523718041/ .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 don't have to agree with everything he says to appreciate the deep thinking that has led Darrell and others to a healthy spirituality that prioritizes love as its highest value.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 course of your life. This conversation is a great way to help you sort out what stories you have been handed about who you are and who God is -- and prayerfully decide what to take with you, and what to leave behind.Please explorewww.onelifemaps.comto download a free introduction booklet to 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story,' that contains the artwork we refer to in this episode. You can purchase your 'Listen to My Life' portfolio onthat website, too.Audio Meditations as a Thank You for Your SupportWe're on a mission to help people recognize and respond to God in their story.Will you help?Our Patreon subscription, athttp://www.patreon.com/onelifemapsoffers you access to recorded audio meditations that are created to assist you in becoming self-aware and God-aware.Sibyl Towner and I (Sharon Swing), co-authored the 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual maps, and we produce the oneLifemaps podcast along with our friend and Director of Facilitator Development, Joan Kelley.We are offering you the opportunity to support the continuation of the oneLifemaps podcast and the publishing of 'Listen to My Life' in and weekly audio meditations as a token of our appreciation.If we can serve you, please let us know byemailing us here.EquipmentWe've had some questions about our podcasting equipment. Here is what we use:RecorderMicrophonesMicrophone StandsHeadsetMicrophone Wind ScreensHeadset Extension CordsHeadset Cable SplitterThe links in this episode may give us a minuscule amount of affiliate revenue from Amazon, but they won't cost you anything at all. Thanks for the support.
3/19/2020

59. Invitations from God

Season 1, Ep. 59
Adele Calhoun joins Sharon Swing for a conversation about Adele's book, 'Invitations from God.'Here's a description of her book:Some invitations we desperately want: "Will you marry me?" "Would you consider a promotion?" Other invitations we never want to receive but must respond to all the same: "What treatment do you want for your tumor?" Invitations pound away at the coastlines of the soul with a transforming force. God is also sending invitations. Sometimes they seem less compelling than anything on my to-do list. Why would I want to say yes to the invitation to rest when I'm already so far behind? Why follow when I could lead? Why accept invitations to weep or to admit I am wrong or to wait? Saying yes might slow me down, sabotage my agenda and even undo who I think I am. Adele Calhoun, author of the popularSpiritual Disciplines Handbook,offers a book about invitations like these―divine invitations we miss or ignore because we've said yes to going with the cultural flow. While these invitations from God can sometimes be difficult to accept, they can heal and restore even as they shape where we go, what we do and who we become. What we say yes to, what we say no to forms the terrain of our future. Included in this book are reflection questions and exercises as well as overview charts with recommended disciplines to guide you through each theme. As you attend to the often hidden, quiet voice of the Great Inviter, you will find yourself as God created you to be.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 don't have to agree with everything he says to appreciate the deep thinking that has led Darrell and others to a healthy spirituality that prioritizes love as its highest value.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 course of your life. This conversation is a great way to help you sort out what stories you have been handed about who you are and who God is -- and prayerfully decide what to take with you, and what to leave behind.Please explorewww.onelifemaps.comto download a free introduction booklet to 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story,' that contains the artwork we refer to in this episode. You can purchase your 'Listen to My Life' portfolio onthat website, too.Audio Meditations as a Thank You for Your SupportWe're on a mission to help people recognize and respond to God in their story.Will you help?Our Patreon subscription, athttp://www.patreon.com/onelifemapsoffers you access to recorded audio meditations that are created to assist you in becoming self-aware and God-aware.Sibyl Towner and I (Sharon Swing), co-authored the 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual maps, and we produce the oneLifemaps podcast along with our friend and Director of Facilitator Development, Joan Kelley.We are offering you the opportunity to support the continuation of the oneLifemaps podcast and the publishing of 'Listen to My Life' in and weekly audio meditations as a token of our appreciation.If we can serve you, please let us know byemailing us here.EquipmentWe've had some questions about our podcasting equipment. Here is what we use:RecorderMicrophonesMicrophone StandsHeadsetMicrophone Wind ScreensHeadset Extension CordsHeadset Cable SplitterThe links in this episode may give us a minuscule amount of affiliate revenue from Amazon, but they won't cost you anything at all. Thanks for the support.
3/13/2020

58. What Does This Allow?

Season 1, Ep. 58
In uncertain times, or times of difficulty, this question of, 'what does this allow?' becomes a challenge to be at our best for the benefit of others. So, today, in the midst of the uncertainty of the corona virus pandemic, what does this question stir in you? What attitude will you choose and actions might you take?Journey thru 'Listen to My Life' with the authors, in community from wherever you are. Our new virtual coaching group starts April 7, 2020, and you can find out more here: https://onelifemaps.lpages.co/april72020virtualltmloneLife 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 don't have to agree with everything he says to appreciate the deep thinking that has led Darrell and others to a healthy spirituality that prioritizes love as its highest value.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 course of your life. This conversation is a great way to help you sort out what stories you have been handed about who you are and who God is -- and prayerfully decide what to take with you, and what to leave behind.Please explorewww.onelifemaps.comto download a free introduction booklet to 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story,' that contains the artwork we refer to in this episode. You can purchase your 'Listen to My Life' portfolio onthat website, too.Audio Meditations as a Thank You for Your SupportWe're on a mission to help people recognize and respond to God in their story.Will you help?Our Patreon subscription, athttp://www.patreon.com/onelifemapsoffers you access to recorded audio meditations that are created to assist you in becoming self-aware and God-aware.Sibyl Towner and I (Sharon Swing), co-authored the 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual maps, and we produce the oneLifemaps podcast along with our friend and Director of Facilitator Development, Joan Kelley.We are offering you the opportunity to support the continuation of the oneLifemaps podcast and the publishing of 'Listen to My Life' in and weekly audio meditations as a token of our appreciation.If we can serve you, please let us know byemailing us here.EquipmentWe've had some questions about our podcasting equipment. Here is what we use:RecorderMicrophonesMicrophone StandsHeadsetMicrophone Wind ScreensHeadset Extension CordsHeadset Cable SplitterThe links in this episode may give us a minuscule amount of affiliate revenue from Amazon, but they won't cost you anything at all. Thanks for the support.