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Everyday Life Spirituality

Everyday Life Spirituality

By Rose Francis

Inspiration for living every day to the fullest! Weekly bite-sized episodes providing hope, encouragement and motivation to people wanting to apply practical spirituality to their lives, achieve their goals, and effectively cope with the stresses and problems of everyday living.
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Part 2: Seventy Times Seven - The Challenge of Forgiveness

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PT. 1 - FINISHING THE RACE: FROM SETBACKS TO SUCCESS
PT. 1 - FINISHING THE RACE: FROM SETBACKS TO SUCCESS
At one time or another, we all face obstacles, setbacks, and failures. Whenever we make changes in our life or embark on a new venture, we meet resistance from outside sources and from within ourselves. When our plans go awry, the human tendency is to react with fear, despair, or anger. We are angry with ourselves for our perceived failure, with other people for getting in our way, or with God for letting us down. This two-part series will give you another perspective on your setbacks and suggest positive action to help you push through them. The music for this episode is “Hymn Triumphant” by Lydia Ferrell. Find and purchase Lydia's music at the link in the list below.  Please subscribe and follow this channel and share it with people you think might enjoy or benefit from it.  LINKS: Written version of this episode on my blog: everydaylifespirituality.com  Email: edlspirituality@gmail.com  Instagram: https://Instagram.com/everydaylifespirituality/ Facebook (Rose Francis-Inspiration): www.facebook.com/RoseF.Inspiration/ Lydia’s music: lydiaferrell.bandcamp.com
10:56
November 30, 2022
FINDING GOD'S PEACE
FINDING GOD'S PEACE
God's peace and presence must be found in our hearts and souls; it is not dependent on anything external. This means we need to seek solitude and quiet, ideally on a regular basis. Our minds and souls need this interlude away from noise, confusion, interruptions, and the many demands of modern life with its overload of information and dependence on electronic devices. We need to disconnect from our devices for a period of time each day, take a break from work, from TV, video games, social media and other diversions, and spend some quiet time with God in prayer and meditation. But for some people, it can be very difficult to find a few quiet minutes of uninterrupted solitude. This episode will share some tips to help you find God’s peace in the midst of your busy life. The written transcript of this episode can be found on my blog, everydaylifespirituality.com The music for this episode is “Soliloque”by Lydia Ferrell, used with permission. You can find and purchase Lydia’s music at lydiaferrell.bandcamp.com
12:04
November 14, 2022
WHAT'S YOUR MOTIVATION?
WHAT'S YOUR MOTIVATION?
Why are some people able to accomplish so much good and elevate their souls to great heights, while others become bitter and disillusioned? The difference is in their motivation. To God, only the heart’s true intention is important. In this episode, we'll explore how to do a deep dive into our own motivations so we can become better channels of God's Light and love, without being driven by selfish and ulterior intentions. The music for this episode is "Starfield" by Lydia Ferrell. You can find and purchase Lydia's music at lydiaferrell.bandcamp.com.  The written version of this podcast can be found on my blog: everydaylifespirituality.com . You can email me at edlspirituality@gmail.com . 
13:48
November 07, 2022
STAYING HOPEFUL IN A TROUBLED WORLD
STAYING HOPEFUL IN A TROUBLED WORLD
During these troubled times, we are naturally concerned about our own country and the world. We wonder what we possibly can do to stay hopeful and do our part to help. Excessive grief, fear and anxiety about the world's troubles will keep us from functioning effectively. It's important to maintain the right perspective. In this episode, we will explore how we can stay hopeful and calm despite what is happening in the world. The written version of this episode can be found on my blog, everydaylifespirituality.com . You can email me at edlspirituality@gmail.com  The music for this episode is “Silent Moon” by Lydia Ferrell, used with permission. You can find and purchase Lydia’s music at LydiaFerrell.bandcamp.com
12:55
November 01, 2022
PT. 3 - 7 STEPS FOR SHARING YOUR TALENTS & GIFTS
PT. 3 - 7 STEPS FOR SHARING YOUR TALENTS & GIFTS
Many of us find it easier to be generous with our money than with our gifts and talents. Giving of ourselves feels frightening and risky. We lack confidence in our ability. In part two of this series, we worked on determining your own unique gifts and talents and explored some possible ways to use and share them. In this, our final episode of the series, "7 Steps to Sharing Talents - Part 3," we will tackle problems with confidence, insecurity, and perceived limitations.  You can email me at edlspirituality@gmail.com.  The music for this episode is "Dawn of a New Day" by Lydia Ferrell, used with permission. You can find and purchase Lydia's music at lydiaferrell.bandcamp.com.  
08:28
October 25, 2022
PT. 2 - 7 STEPS FOR SHARING YOUR TALENTS & GIFTS
PT. 2 - 7 STEPS FOR SHARING YOUR TALENTS & GIFTS
Many of us find it easier to be generous with our money than with our gifts and talents. Giving of ourselves feels frightening and risky. We lack confidence in our ability. In this series, we'll explore seven steps for determining your gifts are the best way to use them. The first episode, Part 1 of this three-part series, explored some of the benefits of sharing our talents and gifts and outlined the first two steps, which were praying for guidance and staying open to whatever answers you receive.  In this episode, "7 Steps to Sharing Talents - Part 2, we will cover steps 3 & 4, which will help you in determining your unique talents and possible ways to share them with others.  You can email me at: edlspirituality@gmail.com Music: "Dawn of a New Day" by Lydia Ferrell, used with permission. You can find and purchase Lydia's music at: LydiaFerrell.bandcamp.com
10:35
October 17, 2022
PT. 1 - 7 STEPS FOR SHARING YOUR TALENTS & GIFTS
PT. 1 - 7 STEPS FOR SHARING YOUR TALENTS & GIFTS
Many of us find it easier to be generous with our money than with our time and talents. Giving of ourselves feels frightening and risky. We lack confidence in our ability. In this series, we'll explore seven steps for determining your gifts and the best way to use them. In this episode, "7 Steps for Sharing Your Talents & Gifts - Part 1" we will cover steps 1 & 2, which are important preparation steps. You can email me at: edlspirituality@gmail.com Music: "Dawn of a New Day" by Lydia Ferrell, used with permission. You can find and purchase Lydia's music at: LydiaFerrell.bandcamp.com
08:10
October 09, 2022
Part 2: Seventy Times Seven - The Challenge of Forgiveness
Part 2: Seventy Times Seven - The Challenge of Forgiveness
Part 2 of 2. Forgiveness is an integral part of living a spiritually mature life, yet it is a complex and distressing issue for many of us -- Christian and non-Christian alike. This two-part series will explore the challenge of forgiveness and present steps to help us in the process of forgiveness. For the written version of this episode, please visit my blog at everydaylifespirituality.com. You can email me at edlspirituality@gmail.com  Music: "Barcarolle" by Frederic Chopin, performed by Matvey Yesipoff, licensed from Adobe Stock Audio
14:07
October 02, 2022
Pt. 1 - Seventy Times Seven: The Challenge of Forgiveness
Pt. 1 - Seventy Times Seven: The Challenge of Forgiveness
Forgiveness is an integral part of living a spiritually mature life, yet it is a complex and distressing issue for many of us -- Christian and non-Christian alike. This two-part series will explore the challenge of forgiveness and present steps to help us in the process of forgiveness. For the written version of this episode, please visit my blog at everydaylifespirituality.com . You can email me at edlspirituality@gmail.com  Music: Barcarolle by Frederic Chopin, performed by Matvey Yesipoff, licensed from Adobe Stock Audio
09:55
September 25, 2022
ADVERSITY'S HIDDEN BLESSINGS
ADVERSITY'S HIDDEN BLESSINGS
When life gets tough, it's hard to believe that anything good can come from the present bad situation. In this audio blog episode, we will explore how to change our perspective on our struggles and discover the blessings that might be hidden in the rough patches of life. Included is a prayer for strength in adversity. Music: C# Minor Nocturne by Frederic Chopin, performed by Ilya Esipov. Licensed from Adobe Stock Audio.
09:43
September 11, 2022
How To Be More Patient
How To Be More Patient
For many of us, patience is one of the hardest virtues to practice. Our prayer might be, “God, please give me patience — right now!” We want to be more patient, but in this age of “instant everything,” waiting for anything seems a waste of time. Patience must be nurtured in order to grow healthy and strong. But how can we accomplish this? In this audio blog episode, we will explore 7 tips on how to become more patient. Music: Nocturne, Opus 9, No. 1  by Frederic Chopin, performed by Matvey Yesipoff. Licensed from Adobe Stock Audio.
10:04
September 04, 2022
Trailer for Everyday Life Spirituality
Trailer for Everyday Life Spirituality
Hi there. I'm Rose. Welcome to Everyday Life Spirituality, inspiration for living each day to the fullest! In this audio blog, I share what I have learned over the years through decades of my own spiritual searching. My writing has appeared in various spiritual books and publications, and besides writing, my areas of interest and study include art, public speaking, acting, and Christian Counseling. Although born and raised a Catholic Christian, I try to write from a perspective that does not exclude people of other religions, or those who believe in a Higher Power but are not affiliated with any particular faith. I believe that by keeping an open mind and heart, we all can learn from each other, regardless of our religious affiliation (or lack thereof). We "spiritual searchers" are just ordinary people who want to know how to relate our faith and spirituality to everyday life, live our dreams, and fulfill our destiny according to God's plan. Through this podcast, my mission is to provide hope, inspiration, and motivation to those who, like me, are striving to lead a good and productive life. I want to encourage you to stay true to your High Ideals, while effectively coping with the stresses and problems of everyday living. Most of all, my sincere wish is to reassure you that you are never alone -- that God and God's helpers in the spiritual realm are always nearby to assist you and will never abandon you! If you enjoy this podcast, please follow, and tell your friends about it! You can email me at edlspirituality@gmail.com . The written versions of these episodes can be found on my blog, everydaylifespirituality.com
02:13
August 31, 2022