Living Faith at Home is a podcast of bite-sized practices to support your faith growth at home, at work, and everywhere you go.

Listen alone to build your faith practice tool box, or listen along with a companion to create spaces for dialogue and community. Agree, disagree, or find a third option, and in the process check out the practical ways that we interact with the Divine Family.

As you listen along, if the gentle, do-able practices that we offer seem like they would fit the support you are looking for in your life, book an Exploration Call.  As we Explore it can become clear if our 1 to 1 supports or group spiritual formation would be a good fit for you.

Faith at Home Podcast: Psalm 79 Listening Practice (NET)

As we practice listening to our lives and to the Divine Family, the Psalms are helpful tool in the toolkit of creative spiritual practices. Words and ideas that catch our attention help us to notice what is happening in our souls. An invitation that grows out of the reading can help us to be aware of what we are noticing about the Divine Family and our relationship with them. Psalm 79 calls out to us in this Listening Practice. We attend to the human desire for spiritual blessings to come quickly. Do we need to be accountable for the sins of the previous generation? Will we be part of leaving a legacy of what is life-giving for the generations to come? What do you notice as you listen along today? Spiritual conversation, either one on one with a spiritual guide, or in a spiritual conversation group, is a great practice for spiritual growth. If you are interested in connecting into that kind of support, send us a message to find whether the support we offer would be a good fit for you. We’d love to hear from you!

Faith at Home Podcast: Psalm 78:54-72 Listening Practice (NET)

One of the ways that we can pay attention to what the Divine Family might be speaking to us through our lives, is to pause to listen. Using a Psalm is a simple way to step into this practice. In this third reading from Psalm 78, the prayer-poet tells the story of the people being freed from slavery. We hear an invitation to remember the Divine’s compassion for us. We notice a surprise that helps us trace the change in our relationship with the Divine over time.

Spiritual conversation, either one on one with a spiritual guide, or in a spiritual conversation group, is a great practice for spiritual growth. If you are interested in connecting into that kind of support, send us a message to find whether the support we offer would be a good fit for you. We’d love to hear from you!

Faith at Home Podcast: Psalm 78:32-53 Listening Practice (NET)

One of the ways that we can pay attention to what the Divine Family might be speaking to us through our lives, is to pause to listen. Using a Psalm is a simple way to step into this practice. In this third reading from Psalm 78, the prayer-poet tells the story of the people being freed from slavery. We hear an invitation to remember the Divine’s compassion for us. We notice a surprise that helps us trace the change in our relationship with the Divine over time.

Spiritual conversation, either one on one with a spiritual guide, or in a spiritual conversation group, is a great practice for spiritual growth. If you are interested in connecting into that kind of support, send us a message to find whether the support we offer would be a good fit for you. We’d love to hear from you!

Faith at Home Podcast: Psalm 78:17-31 Listening Practice (NET)

As we practice listening to the second section of Psalm 78 (verses 17-31), we are paying attention for the voice of the Divine Family for our everyday lives. This Psalm traces the prayer-poet’s understanding of the Divine at work in the lives of the people around them. Through these ancient words, we hear insight into our day by day experiences. Through these ancient words, we hear and invitation.

What do you notice as you listen along with us?

Spiritual conversation, either one on one with a spiritual guide, or in a spiritual conversation group, is a great practice for spiritual growth. If you are interested in connecting into that kind of support, send us a message to find whether the support we offer would be a good fit for you. We’d love to hear from you!

Faith at Home Podcast: Psalm 78:1-16 Listening Practice (NET)

How does your experience of everyday faith connect you to your physical and spiritual ancestors? How might your everyday faith experience impact your physical or spiritual descendants?

The beginning of Psalm 78 stirs up images of telling the story of the Divine Family’s work in our lives and invites us to pass that story on to those might want to share in the experience and be part of the spiritual family. What an invitation!

What does the Life-Giving Spirit bring to your attention as you listen along with us to Psalm 78:1-16? Share your moments of question or insight with us at livingfaithathome.ca, on Instagram at @jenniferholtslander, or on Facebook at Living Faith at Home.

Faith at Home Podcast: Psalm 77 Listening Practice (NET)

Do you ever feel like complaining? Through Psalm 77, we hear the writer of this ancient prayer poem talk about their own experiences, their own feelings. This is honest stuff. As we listen to our own internal monologue, and carry it in to a back and forth with the Divine Family and with a safe companion, we can have a conversation. What captures your attention as you listen with Psalm 77?

Share your moments of question or insight with us at livingfaithathome.ca, on Instagram at @jenniferholtslander, or on Facebook at Living Faith at Home.

Faith at Home Podcast: Psalm 76 Listening Practice (NET)

Psalm 76 raises some interesting thoughts and feelings from our own lives. Listening Practice helps us to slow down, to listen deeply to our own lives and to the leading of the Life-Giving Spirit in our day to day lives. As you listen you might notice brightness, or anger, or a story from your own life. From this awareness, we can listen for an invitation for our experience.

Joining the Faith at Home Listening Practice today, what comes to your awareness?

Thank you for taking a moment to share with us a quick message of what you hear the Divine speaking to you! Share your moments of question or insight with us at livingfaithathome.ca, on Instagram at @jenniferholtslander, or on Facebook at Living Faith at Home.

Faith at Home Podcast: Listening Practice Psalm 75 (NET)

Today we are crying out for the Divine to exalt those who have been downtrodden for so long.

Psalm 75 joins with the outpourings of our hearts and reminds us that when we dissolve in fear, the Divine Family will be there. When those who have been pushed down, are finally raised up, the Divine Family will be there. And in all the moments in between, we can continually tell the story of what the Divine has done.

As you practice listening with the Faith at Home podcast today, what do you notice?

Thank you for taking a moment to share with us a quick message of what you hear the Divine speaking to you! Share your moments of question or insight with us on Instagram at @jenniferholtslander.

Faith at Home Podcast: Psalm 74 Listening Practice (NET)

As we pause to practice listening to the Divine and to our lives, we listen using Psalm 74. We notice that the Divine accepts our feelings as they are and we feel invited to keep on being in ongoing relationship.

What do you notice as you listen along today?

Thank you for joining us in a Listening Practice. Share your moments of question or insight with us at livingfaithathome.ca, on Instagram at @jenniferholtslander or on Facebook at Living Faith at Home.

Faith at Home Podcast: Psalm 73 Listening Practice (NET)

The author of Psalm 73 felt big emotions. They turned in conversation toward the Divine Family. When we carry our emotions into conversation in a safe space, dialogue can help what needs to be healed come out into the light.

Envy. Jealousy. Hatred. Rage. Discontent. Doubt. Disappointment. Uncertainty. These feelings all belong and when engaged from the safe space of community and dialogue they can fuel our prayer and our spiritual health. As we listen together to Psalm 73 and enter conversation, through the dialogue we can hear the voice of the Life-Giving Spirit, the voice of the Divine Family. The Divine wants to speak to us in ways that we can understand and live. The volume on the internal voice that says, “I never hear God speak to me,” can be turned down if we listen together.

Through the process, we can be empowered to live out the changes that we are invited into by the Life-Giving Spirit’s power and comfort. Our world needs people who are living from a place of spiritual health because the dis-ease around us is threatening.

Thank you for joining us in a Listening Practice. Share your moments of question or insight with us at livingfaithathome.ca, on Instagram at @jenniferholtslander or on Facebook at Living Faith at Home.

Faith at Home Podcast: Psalm 72 Listening Practice (NET)

Psalm 72 presents an interesting Listening Practice challenge.

It’s a prayer-poem written in praise of the king of a small, tribal nation three centuries ago.

And yet, through this prayer-poem we can listen for voice of the Divine and for what might speak to us from our own lives. Through the images of nature, we hear the Divine Family speak to us and we are encouraged to look beyond ourselves toward the abundance of God. We also hear an encouragement to record our stories and prayers.

What do you notice as you listen with us to Psalm 72?

Dialogue is what makes our spiritual lives spaces of growth and enjoyment! We can be found blogging at livingfaithathome.ca, on Instagram at @jenniferholtslander or on Facebook at Living Faith at Home. We’d love to hear from in any of those online spaces.

Faith at Home Podcast: Psalm 71:13-24 Listening Practice (NET)

The last half of Psalm 71 takes us into listening as we wait, as we thank the Divine, as we experience trouble, and as we expect the Divine to be with us.

One of the brilliant things about a Listening Practice is that the very same process might speak very differently to you than it does to us. That’s because the Divine Family loves each individually and wants to speak to us in our own lives, in our own language and in our own circumstances.

Take a few moments to share a bit a conversation with someone you trust as you listen to the Divine at work in you today. Perhaps you’d like to write in your own Listening Book or contact Jennifer or Reade for some Spiritual Conversation.

We can be found blogging at livingfaithathome.ca, on Instagram at @jenniferholtslander or on Facebook at Living Faith at Home. We’d love to hear from in any of those online spaces.

Faith at Home Podcast: Psalm 71:1-12 Listening Practice (NET)

Peace can come to our deepest selves by entering into prayer practices that help us to look back our births and frame (or re-frame) ourselves as being welcomed by the Divine Family.

Peace can come to our deepest beings by looking forward to getting closer to dying, and seeing the Divine present there as well, offering us love and welcome as we transition from this life.

Peace can come to these days, the ones in the middle, as well.

As you practice listening along with us, together we can hear God speak in words, ideas, images, body sensation and emotion. This Listening Practice using Psalm 71:1-12 could be one step along your pathway towards experiencing peace and the presence of the Divine Family in your everyday life.

Thanks for being with us today.

Faith at Home Podcast: Listening Practice Psalm 70 (NET)

What are the pathways that you have created in your life?

What are the pathways that you have created in your brain?

Listening to our lives and to the Divine Family is a practice that we come back to again and again (and again!) In this short Psalm 70, we are encouraged to notice and to step forward into the Divine’s call to us.

What do you hear as you listen deeply?

What is the loving step forward for you today?

Are you finding these contemplative prayer practices helpful to your faith life?

Take a moment to share with a friend and invite them to talk with you about what you are noticing.

Faith at Home Podcast: Psalm 69:19-36 Listening Practice (NET)

In this Listening Practice using the last half of Psalm 69, you might hear the call of the Divine Family to turn to them for encouragement. You might notice that this prayer-poem, written 1000 years before Jesus, reminds you of some of Jesus’ story. Or maybe it reminds you of your own story.

Sometimes the act of complaining, the feeling of heartache, can be a cue that our spiritual lives need some tender, loving care. And right in this moment of need and distress, we are invited to come to the Divine Family for encouragement and a safe place to land.

Take a moment to drop us a quick note to let us know what you are noticing as you listen to Psalm 69:19-36. We’d love to hear from you!

Faith at Home Podcast: Psalm 69:1-18 Listening Practice (NET)

Welcome to Season Three of the Faith at Home Podcast! We sure are glad you’ve joined us today!

Bite-sized practices for our Spiritual Health can help us to have energy and nourishment. They can change our relationships with the Divine, ourselves, our families and the world around us.

This Listening Practice is one of the practices that helps us to “pay attention” both to our way of being in the present moment, but also to the invitation to ask for help or to rest in God’s love and provision.

Are you curious about how you might weave bite-sized faith practices into your everyday experience? Poke around on our website or send us a message today. We’d love to be in touch.

Faith at Home Podcast: Psalm 68:20-35 Listening Practice

The Psalms are a really practical tool in our prayer toolkit.

They can help us to get to know the Divine in different ways. They can help us to be honest with ourselves about what we are noticing and feeling.

Sometimes when we read the Psalms they have images in them that are uncomfortable!

Today’s listening practice has stark imagery. Beyond and through that imagery, can you hear your inner self in conversation with the Life-Giving Spirit?

In the midst of the uncomfortable, the Divine is present with us. If you aren’t in a space where you are able to feel that today, would you consider a brief conversation of support? We have some openings for complementary Exploration Calls for Online Spiritual Guidance!

Faith at Home Podcast: Psalm 68:1-19 Listening Practice

As we experience our everyday lives, sometimes we are up and sometimes we are down!

Sometimes we feel anxious and sometimes we feel joyful and sometimes we feel bland.

Naming our feelings or thoughts in a safe conversation with the Divine Family and with another safe person can help us to respond to the invitation of the Divine Family to be at home in their love.

You are loved. You are blessed. You are forgiven.

What do you notice as you listen along today? How can we support you as you walk through your experience and seek to grow your well-being with all that’s going on within you and around?

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Faith at Home Podcast: Psalm 67 Listening Practice

Have you ever thought about the difference between getting stuck in regret and reflecting on your past with an ear paying attention for where God has been involved?

As we pause to practice listening to the Divine Family, we could get swallowed by regret, or we can acknowledge our honest feelings AND reflect on the ways that the Divine Family have poured out blessings on our lives.

What do you hear as you listen to Psalm 67? What stands out to you as an invitation?

The back and forth of conversation with the Divine Family might be something that you would like to support with a Spiritual Director or with Spiritual Care. If you are interested in a supportive conversation, Jennifer is accepting appointments for an Exploration Call or Spiritual Guidance by web meeting at livingfaithathome.ca.

Faith at Home Podcast: Psalm 66 Listening Practice

As we listen to Psalm 66 from the New Revised Standard Version notices a call to pay attention for what God has done in his life. Jennifer hears the invitation to tell the Divine Family the concerns of her heart because the Divine IS listening.

What do YOU hear as you listen along to these words today? What do YOU want to speak to the Divine as the Divine listens to YOU?

The back and forth of conversation with the Divine Family might be something that you would like to support with a Spiritual Director or with Spiritual Care. If you are interested in a supportive conversation, Jennifer is accepting appointments for Discernment Conversations or Spiritual Direction by web meeting at www.jenniferholtslander.com.