Me: When I’m Free
Episode 24: Name it to Tame it

Episode 24: Name it to Tame it

October 21, 2021

When difficult emotions arise, we all have ways of coping. Often we try to push our emotions down - to our peril - usually leading to simply being stuck in the emotion. What if instead of ignoring our emotions, we paid attention to them with Jesus? In this episode, I share a day in my life, walking through a difficult emotion and the practices that I am learning to engage that help create a pathway back to joy. 

Links and Resources from this episode: 

The Other Half of Church by Michel Hendricks and Jim Wilder

Anatomy of the Soul by Curt Thompson

NY Times Article

Immanuel Journaling Worksheet from Life Model Works

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Episode 23: He Sings over Me

Episode 23: He Sings over Me

October 14, 2021

Is it really possible that God feels good things about us? Why is it so much easier to believe that He is disappointed in us than that He delights in simply being in our presence? In this episode I share a story from my 18th birthday that God used recently to give me a glimpse of how He sees me. 

Links and Resources from this episode: 

Discovering our Spiritual Identity by Trevor Hudson

Anatomy of the Soul by Curt Thompson

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Episode 22: Where Joy and Sorrow Meet

Episode 22: Where Joy and Sorrow Meet

October 7, 2021

In a world that tries to tie up hard things with a pretty bow, how do we embrace joy while resisting easy answers to suffering? In this story of a tender moment in the middle of tragedy, I explore the possibility that joy and sorrow can each make space for the other, if we will allow them. 

Links and Resources from this episode: 

A Liturgy for Embracing both Joy and Sorrow

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An Invitation

An Invitation

September 30, 2021

Join me: kaleyehret.com/gratitude 

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Episode 21: Your Brain on Joy

Episode 21: Your Brain on Joy

September 23, 2021

“Our brains need fuel to run properly” Michel Hendricks writes in The Other Half of Church. “The fuel that our brains were intended to run on is joy.” But most of us have a default emotion that is not joy and find it easier to get stuck in difficult emotions. The good news, however, is that we can reset our default emotion to joy with practice. In today's episode, I walk you through an exercise that was meaningful to me to get you started. 

Links and Resources from this episode: 

The Other Half of Church by Dr. Jim Wilder and Michel Hendricks

1,000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp

Romans 15:13

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Episode 20: How to See the Face of God

Episode 20: How to See the Face of God

September 16, 2021

What would it be like to see the face of God? This question stirred up a sweet encounter one morning that shifted my heart in a surprising and deeply meaningful way. It's a question that might do the same for you if you allow it. 

Links and Resources from this episode: 

Discovering our Spiritual Identity by Trevor Hudson

The Other Half of Church by Jim Wilder and Michel Hendricks

Numbers 6:24-26

Passages for question 2: 

John 8:1-11, Luke 10:38-42, Matthew 14:22-23

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Episode 19: How to Re-Center a Spinning Soul

Episode 19: How to Re-Center a Spinning Soul

September 9, 2021

In today's episode I share the story of a moment last month that left me in tears - partially out of sadness, partially out of shame, but mostly out of a soul that needed to be tended. What happened next reminded me of one of my soul's most vital needs in these days of distraction. 

Links and Resources from this episode: 

Discovering our Spiritual Identity by Trevor Hudson

Invitation to Solitude and Silence by Ruth Haley Barton

1 Kings 19:11-13 (NIV)

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Episode 18: Rhythms of Revolution

Episode 18: Rhythms of Revolution

September 2, 2021

If you know me, it's likely you know about pumpkin chip cookies. They are a family legacy and a lifeline on days filled with unknowns and learning curves, like the first day of school. The process of making them reminds me that the revolutionary life is a series of quiet, ordinary rhythms tethering me to the One who makes me whole. 

Links and Resources from this episode: 

Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren

My Facebook Community

My Pumpkin Chip Cookie Recipe

Psalm 23:1-4 (The Message)

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Episode 17: How to Change a Heart

Episode 17: How to Change a Heart

August 26, 2021

It's the age-old problem - our hearts just don't want to change, even when we try our best to make them change. A conversation with my son years ago opened my eyes to the depth of this struggle and it's been a journey of understanding how Jesus can help change my heart ever since. 

Links and Resources from this episode: 

Renovated by Dr. Jim Wilder

Romans 7:24, 25 (The Message)

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Episode 16: What’s your Capacity?

Episode 16: What’s your Capacity?

August 19, 2021

Capacity refers to the maximum amount something can hold. For many of us, our stories and our wounding have decreased our capacity for relationship, for love, for connection, for calling. So how do we change that?  It's possible we don't know the answer because we have been asking the wrong question, friend. Let's see what happens when we shift our focus. 

Links and Resources from this episode: 

The Great Omission by Dallas Willard

Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message)

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