Pasture Experience Podcast

Pasture Experience Podcast

By Bekah Pogue
Hi Friend! Bekah Jane Pogue here! Welcome to Pasture Experience Podcast. Inspired by Psalm 23, this podcast is an off-shoot of the retreats I host + facilitate in our Nashville home. This is a safe space to be honest with yourself, listen to God, and join soul-nourishing conversations with souls who are navigating their personal "pasture" journeys. Here, we turn talking and listening upside-down. Pasture is for those who have questions but don't have all the answers. Craving the beautiful balance between play + contemplation? Well, Come! Join me at PastureExperience.com.
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Episode 7 - Soul-nourishing convo with artist, David Arms
In this 27-minute conversation with artist and gallery owner, David Arms, we talk about stillness and quiet, and what part of Psalm 23 he most resonates with: still waters and the banquet table. He talks about his best-selling painting, Be Still and Know, inspired by a hummingbird at rest.  "When you're still, you can feel His embrace; a touch through peace, through the calmness." - David Arms When sharing about his art gallery, David says: "I told my friends I'm going to Leiper's Fork to start a church but there will no sign, nor a steeple, and lo and behold, it's become a church, and a sanctuary and I'm just blown away by the response of what God is doing in people in that space." - David Arms Show Notes: Watch this interview on YouTube Visit David Arms Gallery in Historic Leiper's Fork, TN: 4136 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN 37064 Visit David Arms Gallery online: Davidarms.com Abbey of Gethsemani Silent Retreats Learn more about Pasture Experience Retreats Connect with Bekah Pogue: BekahPogue.com
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October 14, 2019
Episode 6 - Be Still and Know
In this 13-minute episode, I share my love/hate journey with stillness and how I'm coming to experience God's presence and comfort in the quiet. For many of us, quiet and stillness is scary. What worth and value do we have or bring to the table when we're still? This is where the magic begins!  "Show me somebody who knows the beauty and the art of intentionally stilling themselves, and I'll show you someone who is so content in the un-doing, in the listening, in the space that comes, and the stillness, and the way that way that God meets in the quiet." 
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October 7, 2019
Episode 5 - Soul-nourishing conversation with Spiritual Director, Lucy Malone
In Episode 4, I invited you to experience how to listen to yourself and God first. Now, in this 24-minute episode, join a soul-nourishing chat with Lucy Malone, my spiritual director, as we continue the conversation about listening, spiritual direction, and how every moment is a miracle.  Lucy shares about how she was drawn into spiritual formation and then spiritual direction, defines "hospitality of the heart," and exhorts us to the value of listening. "Spiritual Direction is not a guru or even a life coach. Spiritual Direction isn't counseling or therapy. It is a companion, and we're on the journey together and listening to each other, listening to God, listening to the Holy Spirit. And you need help sometimes. People need help seeing what's going on. That listening process, that discerning process is really better when you go to someone and they help you along. They guide you, and that's what a Director does."  - Lucy Malone "Listening to a heart is one of the most important things you can do. It is a hospitality, a welcoming, a warmth... people need to be heard." - Lucy Malone Show Notes Watch Episode 5's conversation on YouTube If you are longing for spiritual direction and/or a retreat at Poustinia (Russian for "desert place"), email Lucy Malone (Columbia, TN): lucyfmalone@msn.com Daily Examen, a spiritual discipline, invites questions to reflect on at the end of the day: 1. How, today, was I drawn toward faith, hope and love? 2. What gave me life today, God? 3. What was draining today, God? There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. - Albert Einstein Recommended books on spiritual direction & listening: Holy Listening by Margaret Guenther Sacred Companions by David Benner Invitation to Solitude and Silence by Ruth Haley Barton The Listening Life by Adam S. McHugh Soul Feast by Marjorie Thompson Interested in a listening retreat? Attend a Pasture Experience Retreat in Spring Hill, TN:  PastureExperience.com Interested in having me facilitate a Pasture Experience Retreat at your home, camp, or church? Email me: bekah@bekahpogue.com Instagram: @BekahJanePogue Humble thanks to: Bema Meda Production Team Andrew Cache, Editing Sel Thomson, Graphic Designer Jeniece Harris, Original Art
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September 30, 2019
Episode 4 - Listening is Healing
In this 12 + minute podcast, I invite you to listen. Listen to yourself. To God's voice. To your journey. As we listen, we experience a quiet confidence in learning to listen to His voice first. What are you listening to? What do you want to stop listening to? Listening and being heard is a healing gift. Show Notes: Read Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom: https://www.amazon.com/Tuesdays-Morrie-Greatest-Lesson-Anniversary/dp/076790592X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3RE4G1DBWYRLG&keywords=tuesdays+with+morrie&qid=1568255104&s=gateway&sprefix=tuesdays+%2Caps%2C146&sr=8-1 "Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God." - Maya Angelou Learn more about Pasture Experience: http://www.pastureexperience.com/
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September 23, 2019
Episode 3 - Soul-nourishing convo with Come As You Are Cakes Founder, Suzanne Roberts
In this 27-minute episode, I share a soul-nourishing conversation with Come as You Are Cakes founder and owner, Suzanne Roberts, where she shares her story about surrendering expectations, entering into imperfect family dynamics and how God is restoring her soul. Show Notes: Listen/watch on YouTube Follow Suzanne Roberts, Come As You are Cakes Learn more about Pasture Experience Connect with me: @BekahJanePogue Website: www.BekahPogue.com Buy Choosing REAL Book Buy Choosing REAL Devotional Thought Journal Psalm 23 ESV The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2  He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3  He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
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September 1, 2019
Episode 2 - Come As You Are
In this 25-minute episode, I invite you to come, however you are. So, how are you? Like, really? Here, I share my passion for giving yourself permission to be where you are, share a cool story about that time I put up Come As You Are doors on the side of our house, and why bringing our true selves is healing. I close by reading Psalm 23 and inviting you to notice where in the pasture you most resonate with today. Join us next episode as I share a soul-nourishing conversation with Suzanne Roberts, Creator of Come As You Are Cakes. Show notes: Buy The Gift of Being Yourself by David Benner Learn about Pasture Experience  Connect with me: @BekahJanePogue My website: www.BekahPogue.com Listen/ watch on YouTube Psalm 23 ESV The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2  He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3  He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
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September 1, 2019
Episode 1 - Welcome trailer + the story behind Pasture Experience
Hi Friend! Welcome to Episode One of Season One of Pasture Experience Podcast. I'm Bekah Jane Pogue and am so honored to journey with you. This podcast emerged from the retreats I host + facilitate in our near-Nashville, TN home. This is your invitation to be honest and listen to yourself, know God's voice, and join soul-nourishing conversation's, wherever you are on your Psalm 23-inspired "pasture" journey. A bit like soul care + spiritual direction + a whimsy conversation! In this 23-minute episode, I'm sharing the story behind how Pasture Experience came to be; how this has evolved from a local meet-up, to gathering at the Spring Hill Antique Mall, to weekend retreats. And now? This podcast, which was given as a gift by Bema Media! It's my humble honor to turn this back around and offer this time to YOU as a gift. What can you expect here? 100% honesty. This is a safe space to wrestle, ask all the questions, and not feel like we have to have the answers. Just our own personal experiences of how God is meeting us in our current pasture season. Anticipate the initial episode to bring us into listening to ourselves and God. The following episode will be a soul-nourishing conversation with a guest about that very topic. This intentional rhythm will be throughout Season One: listening and then talking, listening and then talking. :)  I'll close every episode by reading Psalm 23. Notice where you resonate with the pasture. Today.  Thanks for listening + subscribing. Hoping you feel known and loved here. Grace & Space, Bekah Show Notes: Listen/watch on YouTube Learn more about Pasture Experience Find out more information on my website: www.BekahPogue.com Instagram: @BekahJanePogue Buy Walking on Water by Madeleine L'Engle Buy Choosing REAL Book Buy Choosing REAL Devotional Thought Journal Humble thanks to: Bema Meda Production + Team Andrew Cache, Editing Sel Thomson, Graphic Designer Jeniece Harris, Original Art Kim Leggett, City Farmhouse Rebecca Stilwell, Owner of Spring Hill Antique Mall (SHAM)
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September 1, 2019
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