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Ordinary Lives

Ordinary Lives

By Jeffrey De Boer
We might wait for a long time for something extraordinary to happen in our lives. And we might minimize the importance of what is already taking place. "Ordinary Lives" interviews people like us, revealing the greatness of the ordinary. Prepare to smile, laugh, and sometimes cry through these stories. Stories like yours and mine.
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Taylor Miedema: Podcasters Talking Podcasting, the "Why"?
Taylor and I talk about her podcast "A Momma Seeking Mommas"--why she started podcasting, her experience (now in her second season!) and the challenges and joys of podcasting. Along the way we discover the artistic value of podcasting as well as the integration of her faith her her content. 
44:38
December 2, 2021
Shane Hansen: Did you Hear the One about the Lawyer?
What do decades of the practice of law tell us about wisdom? Especially a portion of the law that seems hidden, almost invisible to most people? Listen to Shane reflect on his experience. And enjoy some advice to aspiring lawyers who wonder how to endure, and even thrive, in a challenging profession. 
48:03
November 18, 2021
Joel Hankins: Video Game Creation that Tells My Story
According to Joel, the future of gaming is interactive . . . where the player becomes part of the unfolding story. And the game is not just entertainment, but it is a reflection of the needs and desires of the player. Listen as he explains the process and art of interactive game creation. 
30:21
November 12, 2021
Brian Bangma: That Desire to Do the Next Thing
What if you have this desire to start a new business? What happens when you try and it works? What if it fails? All part of the ordinary life that reflects extraordinary desires. 
41:51
November 4, 2021
Greta Entingh: Retirement as More
Greta helps us see retirement as doing more of what she already loved. By telling us about what has always been important to her, we understand retirement not as doing less, but actually doing more. 
38:13
October 28, 2021
Jori Orr: What I Learned Teaching Through a Pandemic
Listen to how one teacher navigated teaching during COVID lockdowns, what she learned, and what that means about the future of teaching. 
37:40
September 23, 2021