Illuminated Soul with Craig Westhoff
By Akouo Missions
Bite sized teaching, encouragement, and practical tools that help you respond to the negative thoughts, emotions, and occasional darkness life circumstances can sometimes bring. Together we’re partnering with the Holy Spirit to live life with excellence of Soul; to become aware… to become whole!
Ep. 125, Acknowledging God's Hidden Presence
God is always present, but if I'm honest, I can often feel like and even believe the lie that He's not. Together, let's learn to acknowledge God's "hidden" presence.
October 05, 2022
Ep. 124, The Power of Praying THIS!
Today I have for you a power packed one-word prayer to help us meet the moment as it is instead of resist it and incur emotional and mental anguish.
September 28, 2022
Ep. 123, The Ancient Art of Remembering
We are an easily forgetful people. Depression, anxiety, being emotionally overwhelmed can cause us to become forgetful; forgetful of God's constant presence and action within us. In this episode I share a simple practice I like to call The Ancient Art of Remembering!
September 21, 2022
Ep. 122, Reach the Attainable Measure of Peace of Mind
There is a primary teaching Jesus has given us that is designed to keep us in the present moment, avoid wounding our souls, and keeping peace of mind. On one hand it's simple. On the other hand it's extremely challenging! But with God... all things are possible!
September 14, 2022
Ep. 121, Centering Prayer
Remember the previous episode about our emotional programs for happiness? THIS episode features one practice to help free ourselves from the grip of these programs. It's simpler than you think, and will be more challenging than you realize ;-)
September 07, 2022
Ep. 120, Emotional Programs for Happiness
Where do you go to and what do you find yourself doing when you feel a lack of peace and happiness? There is a deep drive in all of us to ensure we remain peaceful and happy. And that deep drive is something we are often unaware of. It's like a hidden program that kicks in to gear to direct us to what we want. Today, let's become aware of these emotional programs for happiness.
August 31, 2022
Ep. 119, "Held Together" - A Morning Meditation.
Mornings can be rough at times. Honestly, I can find myself often waking up to a swirl of thoughts, fears, faulty narratives, and the pressure to pull myself together and get with it. If you can relate, enjoy this short morning mediation that can help center ourselves before we go about our day.
August 24, 2022
Ep. 118, A Way to Keep Your Soul from Distress
There is a guarantee that distress, anxiety and sorrow will be unavoidable if we ignore a key aspect of self-awareness. Want to keep your soul from distress? Then keep an eye, and ear, on this.
August 17, 2022
Ep. 117, Summer Re-Run Series!: The Arrival Fallacy (Originally released Aug. 3, 2021)
What if some of the emotional and mental angst we can experience in life is due to the feeling that we should be somewhere else by now? Let's address this Arrival Fallacy and learn to lighten up and relax!
August 10, 2022
Ep. 116, Summer Re-Run Series!: Trust in the Slow Work of God (Originally released Feb. 3, 2021)
Enjoy this meditation to help us adopt a better pace: the pace of nature; the pace of God.
August 03, 2022
Ep. 115, Summer Re-Run Series!: A Different Take on Taking Thoughts Captive (Originally released Aug. 25, 2021)
What if some of the frustration in taking every thought captive to obey Christ is in the method we use in taking that very thought captive? The frustration comes from force. There is a better way!
July 27, 2022
Ep. 114, Summer Re-Run Series!: Holding a Grudge and the Damage it Does (Originally released Oct. 28, 2020)
Let's admit it. It's easy to hold a grudge. It even feels good. But the damage it does to our own souls can be devastating. Let's discover what a grudge is in the first place and how we can better manage this habitual response.
July 20, 2022
Ep. 113, Summer Re-Run Series!: Overwhelmed? Ask this ONE question! (Originally released July 22, 2020)
Here's a simple and grounding question to ask ourselves when we are emotionally overwhelmed. Calm is closer than you think!
July 13, 2022
Ep. 112, Summer Re-Run Series!: Meeting Unmet Expectations (Originally released July 1, 2020)
Frustration, and many other negative emotional sensations, are built upon unmet expectations. We are a people of expectation, but often times unaware of this reality. Let's learn how to properly respond to unmet expectations and hold on to hope!
July 06, 2022
Ep. 111: Wrestling with Want? Ask Yourself 3 Questions
How often I can find myself out of sorts just because I want something. We don't have to wrestle with want and these 3 questions just may help you and me untangle ourselves from the choke hold that want can put on us.
June 29, 2022
Ep. 110: The Empty P's That Pass for Peace
The very means of peace that the world offers is through a system designed to actually work against your soul's health. Becoming aware of the Empty P's that we habitually gravitate towards will help us become aware of the true peace we have in Christ.
June 22, 2022
Ep. 109: Litany of Trust
The role of trust is foundational to our emotional, mental and spiritual health and well-bring. May this simple call and response/meditation help us let go and trust Jesus more.
June 08, 2022
Ep 108: Emotionally Overwhelmed? Ask These 2 Questions
Often times it's the questions that help us understand more than the answers do. If you're emotionally overwhelmed and looking for the right answers, maybe it's best to look for the right questions. Today, we look at 2 unique questions that can serve us well!
June 01, 2022
Ep. 107: Rewrite That Negative Internal Narrative
It happens to the best of us: reacting out of a negative internal narrative that we create in our minds. On today's episode, I share 5 questions that can help us engage and unravel that negative narrative, and invite a healthier view of reality.
May 25, 2022
Ep. 106: Facing Change: A Meditation
How are you with facing change? In this episode, Craig leads us through a simple meditation and some questions for self-reflection to help us embrace the inevitablity of change, and respond well to the opportunity of growth that it provides.
May 18, 2022
Ep. 105: A Fun & Simple Way to Relieve Anxiety!
Anxious? Worrisome? Stressed? Just do this! It's simple. It's free. And it works!
May 11, 2022
Ep. 104 Becoming Aware, Becoming Whole
In Jesus, what if an invitation we have extended to us as humans is to increase in awareness so that we may consciously respond well to life instead of unconsciously react? In this episode Craig unpacks the meaning of this incredible invitation that we can easily forget to accept.
May 04, 2022
Ep 103 - The 4 S's of Letting Go
In this episode, Craig features another tool we can put into practice when letting go seems challenging.
April 27, 2022
Ep 102 - Want to be happy? Embrace This!
Embrace this and you'll find strength, healing, understanding, comfort, encouragement and more!
April 20, 2022
Ep 101 - A Simple Meditation for Tough Times
Feel like you can no longer endure, believe or hope? Here's a simple way to call ourselves back when we feel adrift.
April 13, 2022
Ep 100 - Accept This or Become a Slave to Anxiety
At the core of our existence there is something that holds sway. And the denial of this reality only increases anxiety. Today, let's accept it!
April 06, 2022
Ep 99 - This Simple Act Nourishes Your Soul
There is one simple thing you can do that can have amazing benefits on your emotional, mental and spiritual health and well-being. Warning: it's simple, but can be challenging.
March 30, 2022
Ep 98 - Managing a Runaway Imagination
What if a source of depression, anxiety and more is the result of a runaway imagination? Your imagination is yours to manage and this episode might just help you with that!
March 23, 2022
Ep 97 - 2 Fun Words to Reduce the Pains of Perfectionism
Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order. In this episode, Craig shares two fun words designed to remind us to relax and embrace the beauty of imperfection.
March 16, 2022
Ep 96 - What to do with the Angst of Unspoken Desires
We can think that there are some desires, feelings and thoughts we dare not speak of for fear of isolation, shame and rejection. There is a better way to deal with the angst of unspoken desires.
March 09, 2022
Ep 95 - Reduce Inflammation, Reduce Depression
What if inflammation is playing a role in the depression you or a loved one may be experiencing? The good news is that there are healthy natural anti inflammatories at your disposal right now!!
March 02, 2022
Ep 94 - Being Honest with this Soul Eating Emotion
Dr. Carl Jung called it a "soul eating emotion". And it has long been accepted by many psychologists that shame can appear as depression. Let's be honest with our shame and learn a primary way to disempower it!
February 23, 2022
Ep 93 - Worry is Beneficial if it Leads to This
Worry? Beneficial? There actually are some short term benefits IF we are aware of HOW we worry. In this episode, Craig has some simple questions we can ask ourselves to lead us to an important benefit that worry can offer us.
February 16, 2022
Ep 92 - 3 Paths to Calm When Overwhelmed
We can meet the fatigue from being emotionally overwhelmed with 3 unique pathways. Find out what yours might be on today's episode of Illuminated Soul with Craig West!
February 09, 2022
Ep 91 - 3 Common Responses to Feeling Overwhelmed
How do you respond when fatigue sets in from being emotionally overwhelmed? Most likely it's one of 3 reactions. Understand your reaction so you can respond with better action!
February 02, 2022
Ep 90 - A Quick Way to Calm Down
Stressed? Anxious? Mental chatter at an all time high? Sounds like you need to get grounded. Here's one, simple and effective way to do just that!
January 26, 2022
Ep 89 - A Simple Question to Gain a Better Perception
The meaning you attach to something produces the emotion in your life and this feeds your perception. When your perception is distorted, here's a simple question to help broaden your imagination of what is happening to you.
January 19, 2022
Ep 88 - A Simple Way to Pause with Emotion
Can you spare 6 seconds? If so, this simple little practice can help you break through the emotional spirit and lend much to your peace of mind and heart!
January 12, 2022
Ep 87 - This Simple Definition of Depression Really Helped Me.
Part of the struggle with depression can be not knowing what it really is... what you're really dealing with. Years ago I was given a simple definition of depression that really helped me and provided a great question we can ask ourselves in our healing journey.
January 05, 2022
Ep 86 - Get in the BOAT this New Year!
Many mixed emotions pop up when entering the New Year. From anticipation and excitement to fear and reluctance. In this episode Craig shares a different way to approach the New Year. All you need is a BOAT.
December 29, 2021
Ep 85 - Ground of Your Longing
Enjoy this Christmas meditation that focuses on longing. We try to fulfill our longing for God through objects of attachment and that can create a lot of emotional pain. And in the midst of all of this, we have access to the ground of our deepest longing!
December 22, 2021
Ep 84 - Make Sure You Receive THIS Gift for Christmas!
There's a gift you can receive this year that will allow you to freely experience and express all emotions, feelings and thoughts!
December 15, 2021
Ep 83 - The Mind of Christmas
In this episode Craig shares an honest confession about how he feels about Christmas, an intriguing question, and a self-reflection exercise to help us maintain peace of mind during the holiday season.
December 08, 2021
Ep 82 - Advent for the Weary Soul
What, if any, impact does Advent have on your emotional, mental and spiritual health and well-being? Might be more than you think!
December 01, 2021
Ep 81 - Take This For Your Emotional Health
There is something you can take right now that will benefit your emotional and mental health. And it's free!
November 24, 2021
Ep 80 - 3 Components of the Emotion of Gratitude
Gratitude is not just an attitude, but an emotion. Practicing these 3 components is an invitation to a new life!
November 17, 2021
Ep 79 - Name It to Tame It
Discover the calming power of simply putting words to feelings!
November 10, 2021
Ep 78 - This One Question is a Lifesaver!
When distracted by intrusive thoughts and feeling emotionally overwhelmed, ask yourself this ONE question.
November 03, 2021
Ep 77 - You Can Change Your Brain!
Tired of the way your brain operates at times? You can use your mind to rewire your brain to work for you and with your true self.
October 27, 2021
Ep 76 - The Quickest Way to Change Your Emotional State
October 20, 2021
Ep 75 - A Most Important Practice Jesus Gave Us
Of all the things Jesus gave His disciples to participate in while in the midst of confusion and pain, why was it this simple yet unbelievably powerful practice?
October 13, 2021
Ep 74 - Anxious? Help is Just a Breathe Away
In this episode Craig introduces a simple, yet powerful way of prayer when anxiety seems to ruling the moment.
October 06, 2021
Ep 73 - 3 Obstacles to Authenticity
What if a lot of the anxiety, depression, addiction, resentment, etc. could be in part to our fear of authenticity?
September 29, 2021
Ep 72 - A Simple Way to Get in Touch With Realty
When intrusive thoughts get the better of us, causing us to lose touch with reality, here's a simple way to get back in touch!
September 22, 2021
Ep 71 - Listen and Live: A Meditation
We are always listening to a voice. Always. Mindful listening precedes mindful living. May this short meditation with questions for self-reflection encourage you today!
September 15, 2021
Ep 70 - New Things Out of Chaos
In the midst of the internal and external chaos we can experience in life, something beautiful is longing to be formed. But, it's dependent on you and me being open to this one, necessary thing.
September 08, 2021
Ep 69 - The Serious Need for Play
Play is more than a particular activity and the emotional and mental health benefits are simply wonderful! Let's take seriously the need for play!
September 01, 2021
Ep 68 - A Different Take on Taking Thoughts Captive
Taking every thought captive sounds great! But how? It can seem more frustrating than freeing at times. Enjoy this unique perspective on taking a thought captive!
August 25, 2021
Ep 67 - Remain Here to Remain at Peace
Be this one thing and peace of mind will be readily available!
August 18, 2021
Ep 66 - How To Shake Off a Bad Mood
There is a way to shake off a bad mood instead of having that bad mood shake you up! Today... let's learn what makes up a bad mood and the simple, yet powerful ways we can shake it off.
August 11, 2021
Ep 65 - Accepting and Addressing Triggers
Triggers! They sneak up on us and often catch us unaware. I have a few helpful questions we can ask ourselves to help us navigate and respond well when that trigger is pulled.
August 04, 2021
Ep 64 - The Awesome Benefits of Awe!
Want to calm your mind, improve focus, decrease rumination? You'll be in awe over the benefits of awe!
July 28, 2021
Ep 63 - Destructive Urges? Try this!
Those destructive urges we all can experience can feel like they'll last forever! You'll be surprised how short their lifespan really is and what we can do to ride them out!
July 21, 2021
Ep 62 - Judge Not Your Feelings
We can be too quick to judge our feelings as bad or good. Let's look at how we do this and how we can put the gavel aside.
July 14, 2021
Ep 61 - A Sure Fire Way to Decrease Stress & Anxiety
You'll be surprised at this one thing you can do right now that will help reduce stress and anxiety. But, we can frown at the simplicity of it.
July 07, 2021
Ep 60 - I know! Let go! But, how?
Just let go. Easier said, than done! Maybe this writing exercise will help us practice the art of letting go.
June 30, 2021
Ep 59 - My God and All Things
What if you could find God in ALL things? What impact would that have on your mental, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being? Here's a way to help us get there.
June 23, 2021
Ep 58 - The Secret to Happiness and Joy!
There is a secret to happiness and joy. Unfortunately, it's not some magical, instant path, but something way more practical. And the truth is...you already have the secret in your possession.
June 16, 2021
Ep 57 - A Way to Quiet Your Soul
Emotionally overwhelmed and agitated? Here's a practical, yet powerful way to quiet your soul!
June 09, 2021
Ep 56 - Stop Trying To Save Yourself
What if, in the challenging moments we face in life, our attempt to "save our lives" only causes us to lose them even more? Here are 3 helpful questions we can ask ourselves to help us follow His way instead of our own.
June 02, 2021
Ep 55 - The Damage of Distractibility
A wandering mind is an unhappy mind. In this episode, Craig discusses the amazing benefits of MINDFULNESS!
May 26, 2021
Ep 54 - Become Aware of What You Value
Our human tendency is to live unconsciously. Here is a helpful exercise to increase our awareness by realizing that we are always developing a personal culture all our own!
May 19, 2021
Ep 53 - Try Praying This Way When Overwhelmed
Julian of Norwich came up with a simple and beautiful way to pray when the pain is too much and words fall short.
May 12, 2021
Ep 52 - Break Free from All or Nothing Thinking
There is a cognitive distortion known as All or Nothing Thinking that can wreak havoc on our emotional and mental health and well-being. Let's choose to think differently and enjoy life a little more!
May 05, 2021
Ep 51 - Primary Reasons for Frustration & Stress
All emotional stress and suffering are self-imposed, but what are the reasons why?
April 28, 2021
Ep 50 - Your Body Has A Ringmaster
Realizing what the ringmaster of your body is will have an unbelievable impact on your emotional and mental health and well being! So will listening to this podcast, so if you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
April 21, 2021
Ep 49 - What Exactly Is An Emotion?
A key contributing factor to my clincial depression, anxiety and mood disorder was misdefining emotion. When we properly define we refine our understanding. So, let's discover what emotion really is in the first place. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
April 14, 2021
Ep 48 - Doubt Doesn't Alienate You From the Divine
It's not doubt that can feed depression and anxiety, but a misunderstanding of it. Let's gain an understanding by noticing how Jesus responded to His disciples doubt. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
April 07, 2021
Ep 47 - A Special Easter Episode!
Imagine all that Mary felt at the empty tomb. Craig shares one of his favorite tools to use when emotionally overwhelmed and confused. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
April 04, 2021
Ep 46 - We Project What We Perceive
It's been said that we don't see things as they are, we see things as we are. In this episode, enjoy an old West African Folktale and a simple writing exercise to help understand and correct misperceptions. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
March 31, 2021
Ep 45 - Choose to Remind Yourself of This Everyday!
When you remember this specific power that you have been given, you're journey towards emotional and mental health and well-being will flourish! If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
March 24, 2021
Ep 44 - Is This Grief I'm Feeling?
If you ever have trouble finding a name to what you're feeling, ask yourself this question. It might just be grief disguised as something else. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
March 17, 2021
Ep 43 - What Was I Thinking?!
Ever snap to in the middle of an emotional outburst, said stuff you shouldn't have said, did stuff you shouldn't have done and then thought, "What was I thinking?!" Here's another tool we can use on our journey of self-awareness and emotional well being. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
March 10, 2021
Ep 42 - A Fundamental Lie That Disturbs Peace
Have you found yourself yearning for peace of mind lately? There is a fundamental lie that disturbs our peace and a beautiful truth to shut that lie down! If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
March 03, 2021
Ep 41 - The 3 Motivations of Emotions
According to Dr. Steven Stosny, emotions have 3 motivations. Knowing them can be a helpful tool for emotion regulation and well-being. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
February 24, 2021
Ep 40 - Depressed? Anxious?
Dealing with depression and anxiety? You have an incredible healing agent at your disposal. It's the most transformative thing you can do for your brain and it's FREE! While you're at it, make sure to subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
February 17, 2021
Ep 39 - This Reconnects Us to Life
A way to reconnect to life when we feel emotionally overwhelmed and disconnected. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
February 10, 2021
Ep 38 - Trust the Slow Work of God
A short, sweet meditation for any of us who could benefit in learning how to trust the slow work of God. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
February 03, 2021
Ep 37 - Feeling Emotionally Vulnerable? Try this.
Emotionally vulnerable moments can be quite painful. Avoiding them will only increase the pain. Let's try this instead. Oh, and if you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
January 27, 2021
Ep 36 - A Chief Source of Unhappiness
A chief source of unhappiness and the powerful remedy that you and I already have to overcome it! While you're listening to what it is, subscribe so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
January 20, 2021
Ep 35 - Exposing Self Hatred for What It Really Is
What is self hatred, really? What are some of the factors involved and how can we begin to break free from it?
January 13, 2021
Ep 34 - Let's Talk About You!
The naming of who you are will set the course of your life. Let's talk about you today. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
January 06, 2021
Ep 33 - 4 Beautiful Words For the New Year
4 beautiful words to help us see each moment, no matter how challenging it may be, in a new and life giving way! If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
December 30, 2020
Ep 32 - This Christmas Be Rebellious
A special Christmas episode.
December 23, 2020
Ep 31 - Bitterness and the Toll it Takes
Bitterness takes such a toll on our emotional and even physical well-being! Here's a simple, but challenging biblical remedy. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
December 16, 2020
Ep 30 - Shut Down Debilitating Self-Criticism
When our hearts make us feel guilty and remind us of our failures, here's one way to shut down that debilitating self-criticism! If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
December 09, 2020
Ep 29 - Break Free from Unconscious Slavery
We become slaves to what we obey. Often times we are unaware of this. Let's become aware and avoid unnecessary emotional angst. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
December 02, 2020
Ep 28 - 3 Powerful Ways to View Thanksgiving & Gratitude
Thanksgiving and gratitude reduces a multitude of toxic emotions. Listen to Craig share 3 powerful ways to view these incredible virtues. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
November 25, 2020
Ep 27 - The Unexamined Life and the Harm it Does
An invitation of how to avoid the fundamental harm we inflict upon ourselves due to living an unexamined life. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
November 18, 2020
Ep 26 - Our Great Capacity For Self-Deception
Let's realize and admit our capacity for self-deception. It's a helpful step towards emotional health and well-being. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
November 11, 2020
Ep 25 - Let Nothing Disturb You
A short, centering prayer we can practice to calm our nerves. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
November 04, 2020
Ep 24 - Holding a Grudge and the Damage It Does
What does it really mean to bear or hold a grudge? When you find out, you won’t want to hold one again! If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
October 28, 2020
Ep 23 - Ask The Dangerous Questions!
Maybe some of the depression, anxiety and emotional battles we face in life can be the by-product of having questions about God, life and self that we believe we can never ask. In order to believe in a new way and become free, the questions must be asked. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
October 21, 2020
Ep 22 - It Can Be Painful, But SO Healing!
In this episode I share one of my most embarrassing and humiliating experiences that reintroduced me to the healing power of confession. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
October 07, 2020
Ep 21 - The "I Am Not" Investigation
A simple tool to help you remember who you are when emotions and circumstance attempt to define you. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
September 30, 2020
Ep 20 - Why Affirmations Usually Don't Work
Self-hatred. Low self-esteem. Feelin' like a loser. If we're honest, often times positive affirmations don't work as well as we wish they would. Why? And is there a better way? If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
September 23, 2020
Ep 19 - 3 Powerful Grounding Words!
Overwhelmed? Freakin' out? Here are 3 simple, yet powerful words to help ground us in the present moment when we don't like the moment we find ourselves in. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
September 16, 2020
Ep 18 - Emotional Reasoning Equals Trouble
When we reason from how we feel, we can quickly make a mess of things and cause ourselves undue emotional turmoil. Let's learn a better way. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
September 09, 2020
Ep 17 - Fear and Trust
Instead of pretending it's not there, what if we admit it when we are afraid? And if we do, is that a contradiction to trusting God? Can we be afraid AND trust God? If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
September 02, 2020
Ep 16 - The Layers of Forgiveness
Forgiveness is a powerful weapon and a healing agent. But, let’s do it well and not discount our emotions! If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
August 26, 2020
Ep 15 - The Arrival Fallacy
Some of our anxiety, depression, feelings of failure and more might be the result of buying into this particular illusion. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
August 19, 2020
Ep 14 - Trouble letting go? Try this!
A helpful tool to aid us in surrendering, letting go, and embracing the present moment with God. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
August 12, 2020
Ep 13 - Two Thieves Teach Us Surrendering
Two thieves have much to teach us about how to approach suffering, mental anguish and pain. Let's learn how to surrender well. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
August 05, 2020
Ep 12 - A Secret Weapon Against Anxiety
There is a secret weapon you can use in the fight against anxiety and worry, but...it's not in our nature to use this weapon. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
July 29, 2020
Ep 11 - When Am I Breathing?
Overwhelmed? Freakin' out? Before thinking your way out of what ever stressful moment you find yourself in, first ask yourself this profound question. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
July 22, 2020
Ep 10 - What If We See People Like This?
A beautiful and beneficial way of how to see people that will open our eyes to wonder and awe instead of judgment. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
July 15, 2020
Ep 9 - The Havoc of Misguided Hope
What if some of the emotional turmoil we experience as sons and daughters of God is simply due to a misapplied or misguided hope? If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
July 08, 2020
Ep 8 - Meeting Unmet Expectations, Embracing Hope
In this episode we look at some of the differences between expectation and hope. Understanding expectations properly can help us avoid lots of emotional roller coaster rides! If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
July 01, 2020
Ep 7 - The Silence That Equals Healing
Maybe you've seen the signs: Silence = Violence. But, there is also a silence that brings healing. An inward and outward healing. There is a silence that helps us see God and makes room for His presence and His words. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
June 24, 2020
Ep 5 - The Questions Suffering Asks of Us
Why me? Why now? Unfortunately, these questions are unanswerable. Maybe there are better questions to ask in the midst of pain. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
June 17, 2020
Ep 6 - Opinions & Chaos. Why Share?
So many opinions flying around, right? Opinions we will have, but when we mistake our opinions for THIS...it becomes an open doorway to frustration, irritation and more. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
June 17, 2020
Ep 4 - The Pain of Emotional Resistance
In the midst of tumultuous times we often deal with tumultuous emotions. And whatever negative emotion we resist, only persists. Instead of being victims to what we feel, what if we become investigators? If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
June 10, 2020
Ep 3 - Riots, Rage, Raw Emotions. How do we pray?
A lot going on in our country right now regarding racial injustice. Here's one sometimes forgotten, but constructive way to deal with tough emotions in the midst of tough times. And to pray when words fail. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
June 03, 2020
Ep 2 - How Human Are You Allowed To Be?
A simple question that began my healing journey out of clinical depression and chronic anxiety. How human are you allowed to be? If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
May 27, 2020
Ep 1 - Where Is God and What Is He Doing In The Chaos?
Where is God and what is He up to in the midst of our moments of chaos, confusion and darkness? In this raw and authentic Podcast Craig West will give you tools, and encouragement you need to respond to the darkness life can bring. If you haven't already, subscribe now so you never miss a Wednesday episode!
May 20, 2020