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#001 - Spiritual Formation enthusiasts, brain science fans and relationship skills seekers unite!  John + Sungshim Loppnow seek to bring together people who want to grow in love by connecting to God in effective ways as well as relating to people in loving and kind ways. For additional info about John & Sungshim’s ministry, Presence and Practice, visit this site. our first episode we share a bit of our story; where we were born, how we met and a few of the things that shaped our core values and vision for what we sense is the good life in Christ. We think you will enjoy this first conversation as you can see how we learn to podcast and in the midst of sharing you can learn with us and from us.  We want to share all the good things and good people we learn from and with. Join this community of practice and hit subscribe!If you would like to get the links and show notes for this episode head to: 
#002 - John & Sungshim Loppnow do a quick review from their 4 week class at Montrose Church.  They discuss the VISION of life in and with Christ.  Name a few key mentors and the Big Brain Question we are all asking one another.For additional info about John & Sungshim’s ministry, Presence and Practice, visit this site. think you will enjoy this conversation as you can see how we learn to podcast and in the midst of sharing you can learn with us and from us.  We want to share all the good things and good people we learn from and with. Join this community of practice and hit subscribe! If you would like to get the links and show notes for this episode head to: learn that anyone who rates the podcast and leaves a review helps us get seen by more within the Apple (and other) podcast Universe.  Would you be up for helping us be seen by more people as we participate in Apple's Algorithm?John Loppnow, Sungshim Loppnow, spiritual formation, neuroscience, brain science, relationship skills, meditation, breath prayerThank you!That would mean a lot to us.
#003 - Breath Prayer PracticeIn this episode John leads you through the breath prayer practice using Psalm 23:1The Lord is my Shepherd (IN breath)I have everything I need (OUT breath)***Note: If you have listened to the entire episode and want to jump to the beginning of the practice you can head to 4:15.  
004 John and Sungshim dialogue about breath prayer as God's Big Yes to you!The things we learned teaching breath prayer at Montrose Church.Pray in the Spirit on all occasions [Eph 6:18]Pray continually or pray without ceasing  [1 These 5:17]Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day,  [Phil 4:6]The Big Brain Question from Mark Brady.Brother Lawrence - The Practice of the Presence of GodThe Way of the Pilgrim Prayer - Richard Foster“Life from the Center is a life of unhurried peace and power. It is simple.  It is serene.  It is amazing.  It is triumphant.  It is radiant.  It takes  no time, but it occupies all our time.  And it makes our life programs new and overcoming.”  - Thomas Kelly BLESSINGGod bless youMay we become the kind of people who experiences The God who sees uswho hears usand knows the depth of what we experience so that we know that He is with us and He is doing something about thisby strengthening our spirits.May we become the people of love.For more info on Presence And Practice Our private practice Loppnow Relationship Center
005 John introduces you to a breath prayer integrating scripture from this week's sermon from Montrose Church.  We will use Ephesians 2:4-8 as the basis for our breath prayer: “My Grace Makes You Alive!”“ But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”Pause and set your intention to become fully present to God who is with us in this moment.Breathe IN and hear God say your own name, __________, in the most loving and joy-filled way, then continue by saying the following phrase, “My Grace”.Breathe OUT and hear God say, “Makes you alive!”Repeat by taking three intentional slow, deep breaths to engage in listening to God.Notice the effect this prayer has on you. Original version Breath IN: (Your name) My GraceBreath OUT: Makes You Alive Short versionBreathe IN:  GraceBreathe OUT:  Alive For clients who are open we share breath prayers with them as a resource.  Considering sharing breath prayers on our website always we share on our ministry website at Presence And Practice., You are loved!
006 In this episode John leads you through a simple breath prayer using Brennen Manning's Abba, I belong to you breath prayer.A fitting prayer at this time.Brennan Manning years ago: “Abba, I belong to you.”  This breath prayer is known to have brought healing to many in suffering by restoring their true identity as the beloved child. Let us remember that it is God who breathed His spirit on us  (John 20:22) and enabled us to call Him Abba (Romans 8:15-16).   In Ephesians 3:2-13, Paul describes how God initiated our belonging to Him, included outsiders in His family, and invited you and me to carry the message of inclusion (belonging to God) to the world.  Let us begin the journey of bringing the message of God’s inclusion by appreciating our Father for establishing a way HOME, where we find rest and strength in times of uncertainty and insecurity.To learn more about Brennan’s teaching on “The Abba Experience”, check out his book “Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging”.  Use today’s breath prayer to ground yourself into a deeper reality. First, remember that you as an individual belong to God as His beloved child. Second, think about how all humanity belongs to God as His beloved children. Thus we encourage you to engage yourself in this breath prayer twice as follows:1st round:Pause and set your intention to become fully present to God who is with you in this moment.Engage in Breath Prayer Breath IN and say, “Abba”Breathe OUT and say, “I belong to you!”  Repeat by taking three intentional slow, deep breaths to ground into this deeper reality. Notice the effect this prayer has on you. Original version Breathe IN: Abba Breathe OUT: I Belong To You Short versionBreathe IN:  AbbaBreathe OUT:  Belong  2nd round:Pause and set your intention to become fully present to God who is with us in this moment.Engage in Breath Prayer Breath IN and say, “Abba”Breathe OUT and say, “We belong to you!”  Repeat by taking three intentional slow, deep breaths to ground into this deeper reality. Notice the effect this prayer has on you. Original version Breathe IN: Abba Breathe OUT: We Belong To You Short versionBreathe IN:  AbbaBreathe OUT:  Belong
007 John and Sungshim dialogue about rest during "Safer at home" in CA.Go Deeper with Rest (optional):Set your Intention to grow your capacity to rest in God’s love. The life-changing information related to COVID-19 comes at us quickly. It demands us to stay alert; it urges us to move into action; it commands us to master our protective skills. The idea of rest - lowering our alertness, slowing down our action, relinquishing our mastery - sounds unrealistic, irresponsible, and even foolish. And yet, we are urged to “make every effort to enter into that rest” in Hebrew 4:11.The challenge we face is that we rarely experience a sense of completion. Rather, more often than not, we experience a sense of incompletion and lack, which causes us to be in a physiological state of fear and a physical condition of weariness. This makes it almost impossible for us to obey God, by enter into that rest. What we need first is to enter into an honest conversation with God, who sees our weariness with great compassion and restorative power. Listen to Jesus’ initiation of this honest conversation and step by step instruction on how to find rest:"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me -watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” - Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG)Let us see the deeper reality where God’s love and power flows in us and through us and never ceases. Real rest begins when we have an honest conversation with God. Real rest is found in the context of real conversation/relationship!Ponder on the questions below for your conversation with God:In what area(s) of your life do you seem unable to trust in God’s love where you find your ultimate belonging?In what area(s) of your life do you hear loud voices like these? You better hurry, for there is not enough to go around! You better worry, for you are not good or worthy enough yet! You better be tough, for the world is harsh! You can't stop, or you will fall behind!What keeps you from enjoying the awe and wonder of life?What keeps you from welcoming each morning with gratitude?What keeps you awake at night?Have a conversation with God about your struggle. Share what came to your awareness with God, in a conversational way, and ask Him to help you to hear His voice (My child, you belong to me; You are safe in my hands.) Engage yourself in a posture of rest. When you are finished interacting with God, engage  in a posture of rest by actually entering into stillness. For this process, we will use the key line from Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.”What do we do? You are invited to recite the key line from Psalm 46:10, “Be still and Know that I am God” 5 times. Each time the line is recited, the key words are taken away and you will find yourself simply ‘being’ in His presence. How to do it? Recite/chant/sing as follows:Be still and know that I am God, (pause)Be still and know that I am, (pause)Be still and know, (pause)Be still, (pause)BeIf you desire, linger in the silence.
008 Breath prayer :: Let It Be : Done Unto MeTo complement this week's sermon theme "Challenged", we will use the phrase, “Let it be done unto me!” as our breath prayer.  We will breathe IN, “Let it be” and breathe OUT, “Done unot to me”. Our hope is to see our heartbeats pulsate with Mary’s surrender as we engage in this week’s breath prayer.  Mary was an human like you and me living an ordinary and yet well-ordered life.  However, one day she  was greatly challenged and her heart was gravely troubed with Gabriel’s visit.  Gabriel brought a ‘good’ news that would change her well-ordered life into complete disorder.  She knew that her well-ordered life would be called into a complete disorder if she let His order land on her heart. And yet, she welcomed that disorder.  How did Mary’s heart begin beating with a new rhythm?: the rhythm of letting go of her order and letting in of disorder; empyting order and welcoming disorder.  Did she somehow know that God would not end with disorder but bring reorder?  This seems like a perennial truth: order-disorder-reorder.  We do not know how Mary did?  One thing we know is that we would not let go of our well-ordered life unless we have to; we would not accept God’s invitation for transformation unless disorder sets in.  Suffering in the course of our life - mental, physical, emotional and relational suffering - bring us disorder and challenges us to accept the fact that there are things that we can not easily fix, control, change or explain. It seems like we find ourselves or the whole world in disorder and destabilization.  What if we pause and receive this disorder as God’s invitation to follow Him in bringing ‘reorder’ in our life and the world?  It seems like the ‘oder’ that once worked nicely was built upon many private and separate selves who constantly in competition.  It seems like the ‘reorder’ God desires to bring will be built upon collective body that continually in cooperation.  God is inviting us to become a kind of people who let go of our order and welcome this disorder as a necessary suffering to bring reorder into our life. Jesus said to us, “Come, follow me!” Let ‘I-Thou’ encounter take place as we closely follow Him today! Let Jesus’ face reflect back to us who we are!  We have Jesus’ DNA in us.  Notice what Jesus said at the end of his life, “Not my will, but yours, be done”  Those who are drawn to use Jesus’ phrase as this week’s breath prayer please feel free to use it as an alternative one.  Mary’s phrase in the beginning of her life and Jesus one at the end of his life both share the same spirit of complete surrender and trust in God!  Pause and set your intention to become fully present to God who is with us in this moment.Breathe IN and say, “Let it be”  Breathe OUT and say, “Done unto me”Repeat three timesNotice the effect this prayer has on you. If you want to study this passage more check out biblehub to get some background on the original language.Please visit our website. you or someone you know is interested in Relationship Coaching or therapy visit love to teach, train, equip people in the relationship skills they need to live a fulfilled life.  All relationships are built on learnable skills.The question becomes, do we want to learn skills in community?
009Jim Wilder is our friend and mentor and one of the people we've learned a tremendous amount from over the years.  This book is life altering.  I encourage you to pick it up today.Jim and John sharing in conversation about his new book.  We had a lot of fun talking, sharing and discussing the ideas.Renovated: God, Dallas Willard, and the Church That TransformsJim's hope and dreams for the bookWhy loving our enemies is the litmus test for our apprenticeship to JesusWhat is enemy mode?What does it mean to have God speak to us?  And, what it doesn't mean.The book proposes that 1) Salvation is about attachment and uses the human attachment system to grow a new identity 2) We can experience mutual mind with God 3) Mutual mind without attachment will not change characterThis conversation will also be released on our YouTube channel.I'm hoping someone would want to list the topics and time stamps we discuss them on Youtube.  If you are interested please let me know.He is the neurotheologian of Life Model Works.Dr. Jim Wilder (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, and M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary) has been training leaders and counselors for over 27 years on five continents. He is the author of multiple books with a strong focus on maturing and relationship skills for leaders. His coauthored book Living From the Heart Jesus Gave You has sold over 100,000 copies and is printed in eleven languages. Wilder has published numerous articles and developed four sets of video and relational leadership training called THRIVE. He is the founder and chief neurotheologian of Life Model Work, a nonprofit working at the intersection of brain science and theology that is building contagiously healthy Christian communities through equipping existing networks with the skills to thrive. Dr. Wilder has extensive counseling experience and has served as a guest lecturer at Fuller Seminary, Biola, Talbot Seminary, Point Loma University, Montreat College, Tyndale Seminary and elsewhere.BIBLE APP with writing from Jim WilderI'm reading the @YouVersion plan '12 Ways God Loves You: Practices That Form Strong Attachments To God And God’s People'. Check it out here: Jim introduces Dallas from the conference (story told in the book) Listen to the Podcast go here
010 Episode -- Toni Daniels shares the impact of vibrant families of Jesus and the new book she co-authored.Joy Fueled - Catalyzing A Revolution of Joyful CommunitiesToni Daniels - Training ChampionToni is passionate about seeing relational restoration in every level of society by awakening, inspiring and training emotional, spiritual ninja warriors.God-given Design: Toni takes risks and spearheads experiments to find and implement the best pathways to fuel Jesus’ revolution of Joy.TONI DANIELS Missionary for 18 years Uraguary - Social Entrepreneur / Relational training  Mom of 4 (10-30) / Wife - 26 years  Wrote a book Back To Joy: An Intimate Journey Into Emotional Health and MaturityPart of LK10 Ministries - MissionTo start vibrant families of Jesus within reach of every person on the planet.Our 5 Core ValuesIn short, Lk10 is characterized by joy-fueled, Jesus-led communities of practice, training spiritual moms and dads to nurture ecosystems of grace. Here’s a closer look at each of these values:Joy-FueledJoy, that feeling you get when you are “glad to be together no matter what” is what fuels and motivates us within LK10 (John 14:10). Instead of living out of shame, guilt, or duty, we take time to connect heart to heart with each other. We also ask God, “how do you feel about being with us?” This question gets at our root motivations and consistently brings relational peace as it reveals God’s deep enjoyment of us fueling us to move into our world full of life and presence. Are you burned out? Tired of church as usual? Looking for deeper connection with others and with Jesus?Then you’re in the right place. Lk10 trains people like you to start Jesus-led, joy-fueled communities. We’re re-imagining church as a simple, organic, and participatory family.Visit us at you are interested in Contemplative Marriage & Family therapy find out more here.
011 - You are going really like this conversation.  Chock full of hope.On March 6, 2020 I had a Zoom conversation with Dr. Benjamin Hardy.  I wanted to support Dr. Hardy in getting the word out about the ideas in his book Personality Isn’t PermanentTake a listen as we had a meaningful, fun conversation.  I feel like Ben is my brother.  Check it out for yourself. Psychologist and bestselling author Benjamin Hardy, PhD, debunks the pervasive myths about personality that prevent us from learning—and provides bold strategies for personal transformation In Personality Isn’t Permanent, Dr. Benjamin Hardy draws on psychological research to demolish the popular misconception that personality—a person’s consistent attitudes and behaviors—is innate and unchanging. Hardy liberates us from the limiting belief that our “true selves” are to be discovered, and shows how we can intentionally create our desired selves and achieve amazing goals instead. He offers practical, science-based advice to for personal-reinvention.  [From Amazon’s description]Medium Blog where I discovered Benjamin Hardy Isn’t Permanent - Void - Career Hierarchy  Foster All and I attended a Gala to raise awareness and money for Foster All.  Thanks to Anne Bierling  The Body Keeps The Score  - Basel ven der Kolk  Trauma keeps a personality frozen. Trauma shatters imagination. Gabor Mate  Personality is a way to cope with trauma. SOME NOTES from the episode Hope Theory - You can’t have hope without a different or better future. Expectancy theory - You can’t have motivation without a clear goal and path to get there. Imagination is the key to learning. You can’t learn without imagination.   “Mental flexibility is the basis of imagination” - Basel ven der Kolk  “If you really want a goal, you better start telling it to everybody.” “People don’t typically admit what they want.” A fixed mindset often comes from trauma and leads to a fear of failure. The more honest and explicit you are the more your environment (people) will support or oppose it. I think identity is far more important than personality.  Personality flows out of our identity. Fasting is amazingFasting is like prayer on steroids.  A personality typing system helps create an identity and removes a lot of ambiguity.  …can limit yourself from imaging a future self. “They set goals to confirm the label.” Want to become like Christ? Define that reality, go for it! Let's do it together. you are looking for a Contemplative Marriage & Family Therapist you can find one here.
012 John invites Pastor Dave Roberts into a dialogue about the ideas in his new book HEALING CONVERSATIONSJoin Dave & John as they dialogue about how we can participate in creating a place for healing conversations to take place.Pastor Dave Roberts shares about his new book HEALING CONVERSATIONS.Dave Roberts is the lead Pastor for the Montrose Church which has made great waves in global communities with recent partnerships in Bolivia, Mexico and a current partnership in Eswatini, Africa. He earned his Master of Divinity at Nazarene Theological Seminary and began serving the Los Angeles Community in 1988. For over 30 years, he has been a practitioner of relationships, community building, and long-term partnerships. With a front row seat to the very real struggles faced by couples, families, and people, Dave has seen how the power of real authentic conversation transforms loneliness and divisiveness into genuine affection and connection. He brings years of practical help and support to people who long to connect spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and relationally. Dave currently resides in Glendale, California.FROM AMAZONHealing Conversations brings to life the seven elements of how to have deep and fulfilling conversations so that people can connect in a world with many conversational obstacles.Conversation is the way human beings connect. Great friendships are defined by the way one speaks, listens, and flows through the joy of effortless conversation. As the divisions in culture deepen due to politics, generational misunderstanding, the complexity of gender, the struggle to be politically correct, and every other possible human condition, conversation is becoming more and more dangerous. Most people feel an ever-increasing need to be careful with their words. It may be good to be thoughtful of language, but this is a new kind of carefulness. The anxiety of culture is leading people to communicate less and that leads to isolation and divisiveness.Healing Conversations is a simple way to revolutionize communication. It offers practical help to allow readers to talk their way out of conflict and loneliness. Within Healing Conversations, Dave Roberts helps readers to learn, gain perspective, grow, accomplish real work, come together for a greater good, but even more, helps them to feel intimately connected to the people around them again through the power of conversation.Presence & Practice Relationship CenterJohn & Sungshim are Contemplative Marriage & Family Therapists
013 The Other Half of Church (whole-brained Christianity)Jim Wilder, Michel Hendricks - The Other Half of Church[with a shout out to Bob Howey]You can buy the book here on Amazon and Life Model WorksJohn Loppnow invites Jim Wilder and Michel Hendricks to discuss the amazing ideas in their new book THE OTHER HALF OF CHURCH: Christian Community, Brain Science, and Overcoming Spiritual Stagnation.Topics covered include* Half-Brained Christianity* How do people grow?The 4 Soils* JOY: The face of Jesus that transforms* Hesed: Our relational glue* Group Identity: What kind of people are we?* Healthy Correction: Stop being so niceWe also discuss the important role of a true elder in the body of Christ (Bob Howie) and how he instigated the formation of this book.  Hear the stories and learn how our character transforms.Shout out to Bob Howey for being an elder who creates these connections. THE WEBSITEWhat does brain science have to do with spiritual growth?After a lifetime following Christ and a career as a spiritual formation pastor, Michel Hendricks was disappointed: why does spiritual transformation seem fleeting? And why do Christian communities often seem shallow? That’s when he met neurotheologian Jim Wilder and discovered what’s been missing from his church community and spiritual life. The Other Half of Church invites you to join Jim Wilder and Michel and revolutionize your spiritual growth by understanding how the brain works. Learn the roles of the brain’s left and right sides and how they’re both critical to experience lasting, full-brain transformation. You’ll then learn the four ingredients necessary to develop and maintain a vibrant, transformational community:- TRUE JOY FOUND THROUGH CONNECTION AND RELATIONSHIPS- HESED LOVE OF SECURELY ATTACHED COMMUNITIES- WELL-DEVELOPED GROUP IDENTITY BASED ON THE CHARACTER OF CHRIST- A CULTURE OF UPLIFTING, HEALTHY CORRECTIONMEET THE AUTHORS Jim Wilder (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, and MA Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary) has been training leaders and counselors for over 40 years and is the author of eighteen books. He served as executive director of Shepherd’s House Inc. and founder of Life Model Works. Dr. Wilder has extensive clinical counseling experience and has served as a guest lecturer at institutions such as Fuller Seminary, Biola University, and Talbot Seminary.Michel Hendricks (MDiv, Denver Seminary; BS, University of Colorado) has been a teacher and trainer for more than twenty-five years. He is the former pastor of spiritual formation at Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette, CO. He has also served and trained people in Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Kenya, South Sudan, and Uganda. He is the author of Basic Training for Walking with Jesus and Intentional Apprenticeship. He and his wife, Claudia, have three adult 
014 AJ Sherrill - The Enneagram For Spiritual FormationJohn Loppnow Interviews AJ to discuss some of the ideas in his new book.AJ recently moved to Charleston, SC to become the Lead Pastor of St Peters.Sneak peak at his Sermon Series he starts to preach at his church.What drew him to Anglicism?  [He is a part of the Diocese Churches 4 the Sake of Others]What practices help you stay grounded in this busy season of change?What are the 4 agreements?Remember that you are not a number Refuse to become branded as the Enneagram person, church or organization Resist the urge to type another person Reclaim the Enneagram as a means, not an end Discuss the purpose of his book.You are beloved God is committed to you in all your beauty and brokenness Transformation is always available Because the One who is renewing the world is ever present within the core of your being. (p.?) How has the enneagram helped you in your relationships?Evangelism How have you seen it be a part of revealing the goodness, beauty and truth of Christ? AJ, how can we pray for you?AJ gives a blessing to youBuy the book on AmazonPREORDER so you can enjoy the FREE Workshop.ONLY those who preorder will get access to a live workshop on October 1, 2020 led by AJ. He will unpack spiritual practices and rituals for each Enneatype, teaching you about “upstream” and “downstream” practices for your number.Can’t make it to the live event on October 1? No problem! We’ll send you a recording of the workshop.Author AJ Sherrill still remembers the moment when his life was forever changed by a word he didn't even understand at the time: Enneagram. A personality theory that includes nine different "types," the Enneagram has become a popular tool for self-awareness and improvement.But in this book, Sherrill goes deeper, exploring with Christians how the Enneagram can be a pathway to profound spiritual transformation. Sherrill reveals the Enneagram as a tool to unlock new ways of viewing identity, personality, discipleship, spiritual practices, evangelism, and the Bible.Using this fresh approach, Sherrill shows how our true identity is that of a beloved child of God. Recognizing that, we can move confidently into the world expressing this identity through our unique personality.Through Sherrill's detailed spiritual exploration of each type, readers will emerge viewing the Enneagram as a precious gift to following Jesus more closely. Foreword by Chuck DeGroat.If you want to find us you can find us here.
015 Enneagram Therapy and Spiritual Growth - Michael Shahan We explore how we discovered the enneagram and how it impacts our personal growth as well as our work as therapists.Michael Shahan Body Scan on IGTV - Math Institute -  The Road Back To You - Season 1 David Daniels Finley Practice Breath In - “I love you”  Breath Out - “I love you” — "Even in that (emotion, thought, etc), I love you." Jim Wilder’s New book Renovated
016 Andrew Yang :: Mental Health, Spirituality, Bitcoin + EMDRFrom Andrew's HEEM writing site - SubstackCoaching strength through mental health. Former pastor and MFT student. I also love Bitcoin.CRYTPO Andrew works for Casa HEEM Honor + Shame Culture  If someone struggles with mental health issues it could potentially bring shame  Read this post as an excellent piece on the differences between individualistic and collectivistic cultures.  So good! I encourage you to become informed and subscribe to his substack.EMDR What is EMDR? Dan Siegel speaks about integration as how we move towards mental health Check out Loppnow Relationship Center if you are interested in therapy that integrates faith, spiritual practices, EMDR and an understanding and sensitivity to Asian and other cultures.
017 - How your brain's secret circuit affects your relationships and how you can activate it.The Joy Switch: How your brain's secret circuit affects your relationships and how you can activate it.   -Chris CourseyCheck it out on for lots of great infoHere is the Joy Switch page [Taken from the publisher]WHAT SETS YOU OFF?THE SPOUSE WHO PUSHES YOUR BUTTONS. THE CHILDREN WHO WON’T LISTEN. ANNOYING COWORKERS. REJECTION. TRAFFIC HASSLES.All these can set you off. And, just like that, a good day becomes a bad day. Under the right conditions, all of us can be pushed too far. The trick is knowing how to “get back” to healthy emotions—to that sweet spot. What’s the secret? It’s as easy as flipping a switch.Brain science has discovered that there is a “switch” inside your brain that activates joy—the secret of healthy emotions. When joy is lacking, when the switch is off, we can’t be our best selves. We become angry, overwhelmed, sad. The good news is we don’t have to stay that way. The Joy Switch will help you:• RECOGNIZE WHEN YOU’RE LOSING JOY• IDENTIFY YOUR PARTICULAR “TRIGGERS” • LEARN HOW TO STAY IN JOY!Packed with illustrations, expert insight, and helpful self-assessments, The Joy Switch will help you thrive amid life’s everyday challenges.Loppnow Relationship CenterIf you are seeking Therapy with a Christian Therapist check out our website.Presence & Practice
018 Fr. Ubald takes time to speak with John about his new book and The Center for the Secret of Peace.  You can watch the conversation on YouTube hereSometimes it can be easier for you to understand Fr. Ubald when you see him on Video.This podcast was recorded on July 1, 2020.  I was waiting for the right time to post it here.  Fr. Ubald came to my heart a few times during the 1st week of January.  I found out on Jan 8 that he passed away on Jan 7.  I only spoke to him this one time, but I miss him and feel the sadness that he left us.Fr. Ubald lived through the Rwandan Genocide.  80 members of his family and 45,000 members of his congregation were killed.He came back to the country to lead retreats and equip people in forgiveness and reconciliation.  I am inspired by him, his presence and his story.The Center for the Secret of PeaceForgiveness Makes You FreeThroughout the book, Fr. Ubald teaches about five spiritual keys that draw us to Christ, the only source of lasting peace:be thankful and have faithchoose to forgivedenounce evildecide to live for Jesusclaim the blessingEach chapter combines Fr. Ubald’s story with reflection questions that guide readers along their own path of healing: from fear to faith, from shame to freedom, from isolation to reconciliation, from resentment to mercy, and from conflict to peace.Check out his book here.I listened to the Audio book.Please share this with others.Remember, you are loved!Loppnow Relationship CenterPresence & Practice  
Bill & Kristi Gaultiere speak with John & Sungshim about the new book - Journey of the Soul- Intro of Bill and Kristi- Intro to Journey of the Soul - Church Development- Church Leaders- C. H. R. I. S. T. Model- Resources - Application/Goals of model- Blending the Model- Enneagram + Relationships + Model - Wrap up/BenedictionCheck out the book here you feeling stuck in your faith walk? Finding it hard to hear God’s voice? Praying for a breakthrough and not seeing it? Struggling to trust God?The healthy Christian life is one of continuing spiritual, emotional, and relational growth, but sometimes we feel stuck or stagnated at one stage of the journey.In Journey of the Soul, Bill and Kristi Gaultiere draw on over 70,000 hours of experience providing therapy and spiritual direction to help you get unstuck and identify the next steps you need to take to grow emotionally and spiritually—no matter where you are or how long you’ve been following   @soulshepherding  #JOTSbook
020 Unhindered AbundanceDo you feel stuck in your faith, like you’re just not making progress in the Christian life?It’s discouraging because you’re really trying to do all the right things—you read your Bible, pray, and go to church—but nothing seems to change, at least not in any lasting way. You still find it hard to be patient while standing in line, you still lose it when someone cuts you off while driving, you still feel anxious about the future, and you have regrets about the past. The truth is, no matter how sincere you are about your faith, or how hard you try to follow Jesus, lasting change just seems like a pipedream.Check out Ken's website for more resources and opportunities to learn from this wonderful man and his genuine ministry. Buy the book here
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