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Heaven & El with El Edwards, Youier

Heaven & El with El Edwards, Youier

By El Edwards
God's been whispering His love through story since the beginning of time. Adam and Eve, Noah, Moses (to name but a few!) Some of the most memorable people in God's storybook came alive as we saw the world through their eyes, thanks to the power of their stories.

But God's story didn't finish with the bible! Back then, God shared His love, wisdom and encouragement through the day to day stories of ordinary women and men - and He's still doing the same today.

Sharing the stories God whispers - from His heart to mine. Spoiler alert: It's all about love!
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What if God's inviting you into a new conversation?
Today's episode of the podcast is inspired by my daughter's bunny rabbit! 😂 Thanks to Holy Spirit (yay God!) we're exploring growth mindset versus fixed mindset, our God-given ability to create change thanks to the power of our minds. We're also considering how this applies to you and your day to day conversations and relationship with God. Plus the reminder that you never need to explore any of this on your own. In the Itchy Soul Playground we have community, training and encouragement for less than £1 per day - and I would LOVE for you to come and join us! 🥰 Youier.com/join to find out more and claim your seat!
09:44
May 5, 2021
May The Fourth!
Today's Heaven And El episode is a celebration of Star Wars Day - with a difference! Today we consider our amazing minds and the love and graciousness of God to work with our minds, no matter where we're at in our relationship with Him in that moment. And when you're ready to go deeper, to really explore all that God has for you, I would LOVE to help you! You were never called to try and figure this all out on your own! Youier.com/join to find out more what that might look like! And in the meantime, wishing you a delightful day! Much love, El xox
09:42
May 4, 2021
What are you expecting?
Welcome back to a brand new season of the podcast! Every weekday morning I'll be sharing stories of God's love, heaven invading earth in the very best way possible, because it's time for a revival of love, God's love, and a new awareness of just how loved by God you've always been! We start today by exploring expectations. Your expectations literally change how you experience life, it's how your mind is wired and you have the ability to change your day to day life, simply by tweaking some of the thought patterns you play with. Also in this episode, we consider what it might look like if God was never "out of context" and we end with a personal invitation. I'm excited to share this and future stories with you and if you enjoy these and are ready to go deeper in community, the Itchy Soul Playground has a seat with your name on it! Youier.com/join to find out more and join us. I can't wait to show you around!
09:55
May 3, 2021
Working through the nudges
In this, the final episode of the Youier podcast for this season, we're going to be exploring what it looks like as you work through the nudges you hear from God. Plus, what do you when something you hear contradicts a word given to you by someone else? Did you hear wrong? Did they?!? Or is there something else going on? And, at the end of today's episode I'll be sharing a couple of quick updates about an upcoming masterclass plus the brand new short-form podcast, Sam Says.
24:03
March 5, 2021
He loves me - but can I trust Him?!?
In this episode of the podcast, we're exploring trust because as much as we might talk about God's love, if we don't ultimately feel like He's got our backs no matter what, it's impossible to really step into life with Him. We're going to be exploring questions, your picture of God, plus you're going to hear me share our Itchy Soul Playground theme for March. To which end, if you enjoy this and are ready to go deeper in community, I'd invite you to join the Itchy Soul Playground. Youier.com/join to find out more and join us.
09:19
February 19, 2021
When it feels like it's too much ...
Today's episode of the podcast is for those times when you feel like you're trying to carry a million things in your head and it's simply all too much. Angst, overwhelm or frustration, if any of those feel like your companion today, this episode is for you because God is inviting you into a different story. And if enjoy this and you'd like more from God's heart, consider this your invitation to signup for the free "Heaven & El" stories (https://youier.com/heavenandel/) where we're encountering God's heart, one little story at a time.
08:03
February 14, 2021
God's speaking through everything!
In this episode of the podcast we're going to explore the idea that God is speaking to you through all things - experiences, objects, other people - and sometimes hearing God is as simple as pausing and asking Him what He's saying.   And remember, if enjoy this and you're ready to start exploring the story God has for your life, stepping up and being who He made you to be (Youier!) I'd invite you to join us in the Itchy Soul Playground. Youier.com/join to find out more and join us.
21:32
February 5, 2021
A celebration of love
In this episode of the podcast we're celebrating love! Every healthy, pure expression of love is a reflection of God. The way we instinctively care for others is a whisper of God reaching out to you in love. All of creation reveals His love and that's what we'll be exploring together in this episode. I can't wait to share that celebration of love with you! And remember, if you're ready to explore God's love for you in community, come and join us in the Itchy Soul Playground: Youier.com/join
09:02
January 29, 2021
How do you hear God?
In today's episode of the podcast we're going to be exploring how you hear from God. Notice we didn't say "if" you hear from God because God wants to be known by you. Do you expect to hear from God? What if He's always speaking? Spoiler alert: You will find him when you seek Him. #justsaying Plus a reminder that if you're not already a member of the Itchy Soul Playground, I'd love for you to come and join us! https://youier.com/join
11:31
January 25, 2021
All a game?
In today's episode of the podcast, we're exploring how the way we approach things in life impact our experiences - and how much they help us smile.   Plus a reminder of God's love for you.  And an invitation to come and join us in the Playground: Youier.com/join
06:25
January 15, 2021
What are the lies about God you've grown up believing?
Today's episode of the podcast is really a conversation starter, one that I'm excited to share with you because our understanding of God and His love is directly related to how much we really can trust Him. And for so many of us, we grew up with a somewhat skewed understanding of how God wants to be known. It's not your fault, it's not the fault of the church you might have grown up in. I genuinely believe people did and do the very best that they can.  But it's time to open ourselves up to the possibility that God is about more than the all-powerful, untouchable God we often sing songs about. Yes, He is all-powerful but what if that is not how He wants to be known by you?  That's what we're starting to explore in today's episode.  Other things mentioned in this episode:   The Itchy Soul Playground: Youier.com/join Youier on Facebook: Facebook.com/itchysoulplayground El on Instagram: Instagram.com/mseledwards
09:02
January 13, 2021
This is not the end
Welcome to the first episode of 2021! Today's episode is especially for anyone who's been feeling a disconnect between the hope of a new year and the apparent reality of where we are right now.  My encouragement for you is that it's not wrong to have hope. God is not done yet. This is not the end of the story, it's not the end of His story.  And remember, you never have to play on your own. Come and share what's on your heart in the Playground: ItchySoul.vip. (Not a member of the Playground yet? Join us! Youier.com/join)
09:34
January 11, 2021
Merry Christmas!
Welcome to the final episode of 2020! And yes, it's the "Merry Christmas" episode, but of course, it's so much more than that. (Even I wouldn't need six minutes to simply say "Merry Christmas!".)  And if after following along over the last few episodes, you're feeling that nudge from God to do something ace with him in 2021, there's never been a better time to do that in community. Come and join us in the Itchy Soul Playground: Youier.com/join
06:09
December 18, 2020
The one for people who don't know where to start!
Welcome back to the final episode in our mini "dream for 2021" series and, as promised in previous episodes, this is the one where we get practical.   Other things mentioned in today's episode: Youier Goalsetting: Getbook.at/youiergoalsetting The Itchy Soul Playground: Youier.com/join
09:42
December 17, 2020
Don't just do it in your head!
Welcome back to the closing episodes of 2020! Today comes with the reminder to not just play with this in your head - including some solid reasons why.  And a reminder, you don't have to play on your own. Join the Itchy Soul Playground and dream with God in community: Youier.com/join
08:18
December 16, 2020
Dream big, but ...
Today's episode of the podcast is especially for anyone who has a hard time going from "big dream" to "get it done" (although the angle we go at it from might not be what you were expecting!) How's that for a suspenseful introduction?!? And remember, you don't have to play on your own! Come and join the Itchy Soul Playground: Youier.com/join
09:19
December 11, 2020
It's safe to dream for 2021!
Over the next few episodes, we'll be exploring dreaming and planning but first, God reminded me to remind you that, despite all that's happened in 2020, it is safe to dream again. Plus a reminder that you don't need to play on your own! Come and join the Itchy Soul Playground: Youier.com/join
09:16
December 9, 2020
Crazy, ridiculous dreams & goals?
Welcome to December 2020 where we get ready to start dreaming and planning for what's next. And as I remind you in the episode, you don't have to play on your own. Join the Itchy Soul Playground for community, coaching & cheerleading: Youier.com/join Also mentioned in this episode: The Youier 2020 Wrap Party: Access all the replays via Youier.com/2020wrap Youier Goal Setting: viewbook.at/youiergoalsetting
07:48
December 4, 2020
When life feels like too much all at once ...
Today's episode is a personal story of what life feels like when it's coming at you all at once - even when it's not really tragic and awful. Remember, stressful things are not the reserve of the truly terrible! Plus some real talk about what that can look like when you don't try and figure it out inside your own head!  And, as you'll hear me promise in the episode, this is the link you'll need to RSVP for the Youier 2020 Wrap Party: Youier.com/2020Wrap
09:47
November 10, 2020
Depressed by the shoulds?
In this episode, I share a personal story from my mid-twenties and we explore the "shoulds" and expectations that can chip away at our day to day happiness. Also included in this episode, your personal invitation to the Youier 2020 Wrap Party: Youier.com/2020wrap
11:32
November 6, 2020
A beautiful jigsaw!
In today's episode, we're exploring the jigsaw of life - and those times when it feels like we're playing from two (or more!) different boxes. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to explore the different pieces and ask God to help you see how they fit together. Plus, if you have something that God's niggling at you to explore, remember the Itchy Soul Playground is here to help with that. I LOVE helping people get those God-given niggles done! Find out more and join the Itchy Soul Playground: Youier.com/join
09:55
October 29, 2020
Don't believe everything you see!
Today's episode is really for those days when it feels like everyone else seems to have life together and you, by comparison, feel like a bit of a wreck! Candidly, this wasn't the episode I expected to be sharing today!  And remember, if you enjoy this and you're ready to practice love and compassion in community, the Itchy Soul Playground is for you. Youier.com/join
09:14
October 28, 2020
Reminder, be kind to yourself!
Welcome back! Today's episode of the podcast is a reminder to be kind to yourself. That's a reminder that's always needed but right now more than ever! And if you're ready for a community where you can get day to day support and encouragement, consider this your invitation to the Itchy Soul Playground: https://Youier.com/join
08:34
October 26, 2020
God's love when life feels bonkers ...
Today's episode is especially for those days or even those seasons when day to day life feels a bit bonkers! Spoiler alert: God's love never wavers. But we'll get into that more in this episode! 😉 And remember, if life is feeling particularly bonkers, you don't have to deal with that on your own. Share what's happening in the Playground and let us help you smile: ItchySoul.vip Not a member of the Itchy Soul Playground yet? Here's where you can change that: Youier.com/join
06:06
October 8, 2020
Three things
Today's episode introduces two focussed questions to ponder on with God as you move into these closing 3 months of 2020.  And when you've played, remember to come to the Playground to share what your "three things" are: ItchySoul.vip Not a member of the Itchy Soul Playground yet? Come and join us! Youier.com/join
09:38
October 2, 2020
Sound the trumpets!
Remember the season of pause and preparation we explored together back in April? The wait is over! It's time to step forward with God into whatever dreams and aspirations He's nudging you about. In today's episode we start exploring what that might look like plus a bit of encouragement that you never have to play on your own.  When you're ready, come and share your nudges in the Playground. Not a member of the Itchy Soul Playground yet? Join us! ItchySoul.co
09:36
September 22, 2020
In celebration of the Author
Today's episode is mostly a celebration of how wonderfully God looks after us and is interested in all aspects of life, with a tangible real-life example of course.  After you've had a listen, I'd love to hear your stories of the fab things God has done recently. Come and share them in the Playground.  And, if you're not a member of the Itchy Soul Playground yet but you'd like to be, come and join us! ItchySoul.co
09:44
September 21, 2020
All powerful love
In today's episode, we're digging into three words that have historically been very popular in the church, where the words have come from and, most importantly, what God reveals about Himself to us in the bible. Hint: It's all about love! 🥰 💖 And if you're not already a member of the Itchy Soul Playground and you'd love to chat about this more with us in community, here's where you can find out more and join us: ItchySoul.co
09:45
August 25, 2020
Why love is key
Today's episode expands on what we started thinking about in today's Holy Spirit Love Note but it feels so crucial, I felt God nudging me to dig into it a bit more - and this episode was born! It's time to unpack what we mean by "God loves me". It's time to make it personal and really let God love us! And, yes, some of this is going to take "work" and conversation and community, which is where the Itchy Soul Playground comes in of course. Because you were never designed to try and play this on your own! To which end, if you're not already a member of the Playground yet and you'd like to find out more and join us, this is the link you need to do so: ItchySoul.co
09:52
August 10, 2020
It's all about relationship!
Expanding on what we started exploring in today's Holy Spirit Love Note in the Playground, this episode is, as the title suggests, all about relationship! How the study of eschatology (end time stuff!) and salvation are NOT about figuring stuff out for the sake of winning a theological argument but are instead all about deepening your relationship with your Heavenly Papa.  And, as ever, if you enjoy this conversation starter, you're probably going to LOVE it in the Itchy Soul Playground. Find out more and join us here: ItchySoul.co
10:15
August 4, 2020
God's best
In today's episode, we're exploring the idea of God's best for your day to day life. Quite candidly, I recorded this episode a couple of weeks ago but then Holy Spirit nudged me to share something else and this one sat as "spare" for a time. Well, today is the day! And it comes with a little bit of homework which you'll hear about at around four minutes in. (Don't worry though, it's fun!)  When you've had a play, share what you come up with in the Playground. I can't wait to hear all about it!  Not a member of the Playground and would like to be? Here's where you can find out more and join us: ItchySoul.co
09:48
July 30, 2020
Love wins!
If it wasn't for today's Holy Spirit Love Note, I almost certainly would have chickened out in sharing what I share in this episode but, having felt that reassurance that it's okay to start this conversation, today we're digging into the amazingness of God's love!  And yes, this is another conversation starter so if you're not already a member of the Itchy Soul Playground and you'd enjoy chatting about this in our safe space here's where you can find out more and join us: ItchySoul.co
10:57
July 29, 2020
What's your favour?
In today's episode, we're exploring where in your life God has shown His favour and, probably more importantly, what you're going to do with it.  Also mentioned in this episode: Grace Over Grind by Shae Bynes Facebook Live with my friend Jodi  And the usual housekeeping announcement: If you're not a member of the Itchy Soul Playground yet, come and join us! ItchySoul.co
12:15
July 23, 2020
What if?
Today’s episode is for those times when you find yourself paralysed by too many options, trapped in a never-ending loop of “what ifs”. It comes with a true story, some encouragement, and a “try this instead”. (All of that in less than ten minutes!) Because the reality is that we all have times when we’re in danger of being ruled ... Read More
09:48
July 13, 2020
Your identity in Jesus starts today!
Today’s episode is an extension of the Holy Spirit Love Note from today, exploring how we move forward while we’re still figuring stuff out. Spoiler alert: The answer is love! Plus the reminder that we don’t have to do things the way someone else does, even if that “someone else” is someone who’s done or is doing amazing things with ... Read More
09:19
July 10, 2020
Bring it back to love
During a season of learning and growth, it can be challenging to juggle different teachings. This is never truer than when it comes to juggling the teaching within the church. It seems there’s a reason we have sooo many different Christian denominations! Covid19 has been a time of learning for me personally so I asked God about these seeming contradictions ... Read More
09:37
July 9, 2020
Rest!
Today is one of those “I needed this and I suspect you will at some point too!” episodes. And if you don’t need it today, mentally log it for that day when you do. (Not a member of the Itchy Soul Playground yet? ItchySoul.co to join us today! 🥰 )
09:07
July 8, 2020
Wired for love
At the end of last week, Romans 13:8 reminded us, “the only obligation you have is to love one another” and in today’s episode, I come with a challenge and a reminder. The latter is a reminder of how God has wired your brain to help make loving more doable, one action at a time. Think of this as an ... Read More
08:36
July 6, 2020
All of you
Fair warning: In today’s episode you almost made me cry! But let’s take that as a good sign as we explore the reminder of all the Holy Spirit shares with us and how we can tap into the very best God has for you. We touch on one of my favourite topics: doing life WITH God instead of FOR God, ... Read More
09:44
July 3, 2020
When life feels crazy …
Today’s episode of the podcast is a reminder for those times when life feels a bit crazy – or even just all over the place and different to how you were anticipating it would be! It was a very personal reminder but I felt a nudge to share with you too because, as is so often the case, what I ... Read More
08:40
July 1, 2020
A plan and a purpose
Today’s episode is focussed on helping us prepare for the next quarter but doing so WITH God. We also dig in a little bit to the resistance some people feel around setting goals. But remember, as ever, this is a conversation starter. The real magic happens when you share what comes up for you in the Playground. Given the focus ... Read More
09:57
June 29, 2020
Seek First The Kingdom
Welcome to another episode of Youier, the podcast for members of the Itchy Soul Playground. In this episode, we’re exploring the idea of what it means to seek first God’s Kingdom but, as ever, this is a conversation starter. Come over to the Playground and let’s explore what it looks like, together! Not a member of the Playground yet? Here’s ... Read More
07:56
June 24, 2020
Active patience
Today’s episode is inspired by Hebrews 6:11+12 where we read that the writer doesn’t want his readers to become lazy while being patient. This struck me as a bit of a funny pairing and led to what we’re exploring today … active patience. After you’ve listened and sat with God to hear what He has for you to take from ... Read More
08:21
June 17, 2020
Revival begins at home
Following on from yesterday’s call from God to pray for revival in our communities, nations and this world, today I’m sharing a story that’s pretty personal. It is, of course, related to revival and comes with a challenge and, as ever, I’d love to hear what comes up for you. Not a member of the Itchy Soul Playground yet? Let’s ... Read More
09:31
June 16, 2020
Look for the breadcrumbs!
In today’s episode, I end with a little plaything for you to experiment with. We’re going breadcrumb hunting! All will be revealed but just remember, when you’ve played, come and share what you discover in the Playground. I’m excited to hear all about it! Not a member of the Itchy Soul Playground yet? Here’s where you can fix that: ItchySoul.co
08:45
June 15, 2020
What are you expecting?
Today we’re exploring the idea of expectations, how God can and does show up in ways so much more incredible than we can often comprehend. Plus, the encouragement to invite God to show you where He wants to expand your expectations. And like I remind you in the episode, you don’t have to play on your own. Share what comes ... Read More
08:08
June 11, 2020
Are you playing safe?
Today’s episode is a bit of a personal challenge but God nudged me to share with you too, hence this episode! But remember, you are loved and there is no judgement. This isn’t about calling you out, this is about helping you shine, so share what comes up for you in the Playground. And as ever, if you’re listening along ... Read More
08:09
June 10, 2020
Think happy thoughts!
Today? A reminder of “that yellow car thing” that I’ve talked about before. Why? Because God nudged me to remind you about it (not that I’m calling you forgetful!) and who am I to say “no” to exploring one of my favourite topics?!? Plus, it includes the reminder of how Philippians 4:8 applies to setting goals just as much as ... Read More
09:37
June 9, 2020
Another 90 days?!?
By the time this quarter is over, we’ll have spent most of it (all of it?!?) in lockdown thanks to Covid19. Today though, I’m here to remind and encourage you to start having a conversation with God about what the next quarter will look like, what goals you and He might explore together, and how you’re going to navigate this ... Read More
08:11
June 7, 2020
Cognitive diversity
Today we’re exploring the idea of cognitive diversity, considering that the way our brains are wired might be a gift from God – even when our wiring is less than “traditional”. (And remember, if you’re not already a member of the Itchy Soul Playground and you want to join in the conversation, you can! Go to ItchySoul.co to find out ... Read More
08:29
June 7, 2020
Welcome to Youier!
This brand new podcast is for members of the Itchy Soul Playground and I’m so excited to share it with you! (Not a member of the Playground yet? ItchySoul.co to find out more and join us!) In this inaugural episode, I share what the idea is behind the podcast and how it can help you smile more, simply by being ... Read More
09:24
June 7, 2020