The Discerning Leader Podcast

A podcast to help you discover how to “practice a preference for God in all aspects of personal lives and relationships, in leadership, and in service to others.” Find full seasons at

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Introduction to Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Pete Scazzero introduces us to the importance of “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality”, discussing problems we often face such as ‘doing for God instead of being with God’, ignoring or ‘spiritualizing away’ conflict and negative emotions and living without limits. He casts a vision for being like King David–emotionally alive before God and passionate about God, hungering…

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Introduction to Sacred Rhythms

Ruth Haley Barton introduces us to the concept of “sacred rhythms” by having us take time to notice our longings with God. Using the passage where Jesus meets Bartimaeus we are encouraged to think about how we would answer Jesus if He asked us “What do you want me to do for you?” This is…

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Spiritual Formation for Families

Spiritual Formation is all about becoming more like Christ by spending time with Him–getting to know Him through His Word, prayer and times of reflection. So how can we help the young people in our lives on their own journey of growing more Christlike, become better reflections of God’s love to the world? Lacy Finn…

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Meditation involves ruminating, pausing, wondering, contemplating, and reflecting on an idea or subject. In Christian meditation we focus on an aspect of God, his work and/or his Word allowing ourselves to profoundly taste and see the goodness of God. Through meditation our understanding deepens and strengthens within our soul. Although it’s not essential you might…

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Personal Retreat Resources

Wanting some help figuring out what to do for a half-multiple day personal retreat or time away with God? We’ve gathered a few books, guides and other resources in the hope of facilitating a renewing time interacting with God and enjoying His presence. Books: Invitation to Retreat by Ruth Haley Barton This book guides the…

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Lectio Divina

Also called meditative or devotional reading, this practice allows us to listen to what God is speaking to us personally through His word. Take your time going through these 6 steps: •Silencio/Silence — Before reading the passage, take 1-2 minutes to transition from what you were just doing to be present right now to God…

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