Spiritual Direction

Episode 78: The Mental Health Benefits of Forgiveness & Thoughts on Grace with Max Lucado

By Alison Cook | November 9, 2023

Today’s episode is packed! First, I walk you through some practical, research-backed thoughts on forgiveness and grace. Then I invite you into a conversation I had with none other than Max Lucado about how God’s forgiveness and grace played out in his own life. Here’s what we cover: 1. The difference between grace & forgiveness...

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Episode 77: The Dark Night of the Soul—Why It Happens & What It Means

By Alison Cook | November 2, 2023

Have you felt far from God? Do you find yourself wondering what in the world God is doing amidst all that is hard? I would argue that a dark night of the soul is a healthy response to pain, brokenness, or suffering. We need to create space for these seasons of wrestling with God-not try...

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Episode 63: Spiritual Direction, the Power of Listening, & How to Attune to Yourself and to Others

By Alison Cook | July 20, 2023

Imagine if someone sat with you and listened to you attentively for as long as you needed. That’s what I experienced through a series of spiritual listening retreats. And today, I invited the Rev. Dr. Stephen Macchia and a spiritual director in training, Rowena Day, to talk with us about the practice of spiritual direction...

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