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Where is God in all of This?

7/23/2018
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Stress is an indicator of a lack of faith. Too harsh? Just ask yourself the question, “Do I trust God in [insert thing you’re stressed about]?” Your answer may surprise you. We’re not called to blind faith. We have many examples of God’s faithfulness to observe and base our faith on. This should eliminate doubt. We discuss James 1:5-8 and Mark 9: “I do believe, help my unbelief!” Epic Every Day is available on Radio Public, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Sticher and YouTube. Like us on...

Duration:00:10:42

They Ran East Like Lemmings

7/20/2018
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Father Peregrine is trapped in his anguish until Tom accidentally comes across him. Tom manges to push through his fear of the old man and together they are able to engage in real sorrow, which is a kind of calm and complete. We’re re-visiting Penelope Wilcock’s book The Hawk and the Dove. We also find out what Henri Nouwen says about time healing all wounds and what James Thurber says about believe false information about your current situation. Epic Every Day is available on Radio Public,...

Duration:00:15:31

Liz Reads Some of Her Upcoming Novel

7/19/2018
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We have a lot of power of our own, but real power comes when we are connected to a higher power source. This is a concept Liz explores in her upcoming fantasy series Teloria. Connection is also a huge theme in Penelope Wilcock’s series The Hawk and the Dove. Monks in the book grow to love and respect each other through their hurts. Epic Every Day is available on Radio Public, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Sticher and YouTube. Like us on Facebook:...

Duration:00:10:35

A Proud Rooster and a Worried Girl

7/18/2018
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“What’s so important in His sight that is has to be done this way?” Ever ask yourself that? Everyone in the stories we’re discussing today is wondering the same thing. Why did God set up the world to work this way? Sometimes it makes no sense to us. Two powerful illustrations as to why meekness is more powerful than evil are The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin, Jr, & A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle. Epic Every Day is available on Radio Public, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts,...

Duration:00:14:28

A Thief Falls in Love with His Captor

7/17/2018
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Eugenides has fallen into a trap. He’s never been trapped on a mission before, but somehow the Queen knew his every step and now he’s at her mercy! Evan & Liz Frerichs are taking about free will and determinism today. We don’t understand God’s ways, however, we’ve all probably seen examples of when someone’s wounding turns out to make their life more successful somehow. The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner Epic Every Day is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Sticher and...

Duration:00:14:47

Poetry, Truth, and a Lost Prince

7/16/2018
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We’re talking about or favorite literature this week. Today Evan shares a couple Jack Gilbert poems and Liz reads some Frances Hodgson Burnett. We love fiction because, in a way, all communication is fiction. We cannot communicate the truth like God can because of our limited understanding. Art, poetry, and fiction often get us closer to the truth than attempting to speak about the issue head on. Epic Every Day is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Sticher and YouTube. Like us...

Duration:00:14:23

The Danger of Low Level Discontentment

7/13/2018
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Have you ever attempted to slog thorough your emotional baggage—the hangups and hurts from when you were younger? Maybe you’ve put off doing this because you figured time itself would sort it out? But time does not heal all wounds. Putting off this important work actually causes a division within yourself—you become a fragmented person. Today Evan and Liz talk about how to begin putting those fragments back together. Epic Every Day is available on Radio Public, Apple Podcasts, Google...

Duration:00:11:03

Being Too Self-Sufficient

7/12/2018
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Get help. You’re never designed to answer God’s call alone—whether you’re called to change an entire country or raise an amazing family. Asking for help shows maturity. This goes for inner work too. When you work on yourself the way God wants you to, you become a better tool in His hands to change the world around you. Epic Every Day is available on Radio Public, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Sticher and YouTube. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EEDCast/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:07:56

Don’t Say ‘No Thank You’ to Growth Opportunities

7/11/2018
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Development is always part of the plan. A baby can’t stay a baby; it grows into an adult. Likewise, your spiritual muscles need a workout and discomfort to grow strong. Self-discipline leads to a better life. It’s too easy to be constantly low-level discontent but doing nothing to change your situation. God wants more from and for us than that. Epic Every Day is available on Radio Public, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Sticher and YouTube. Like us on Facebook:...

Duration:00:09:08

The Danger of Over-contentment

7/10/2018
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Why would God make me a certain way, and then immediately call me out of that comfort zone to grow? Somehow, it’s all part of the plan. Babies grow into adults, seeds grow into mature plants. But, even though we’re designed to grow, it still takes surrender to move forward. Epic Every Day is available on Radio Public, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Sticher and YouTube. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EEDCast/ Twitter: @AKindOfLying @ElizFrerichs...

Duration:00:09:27

This is Hard to Do

7/9/2018
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Frantic, panicky energy feels productive and easy sometimes, but it’s really just setting you up for a more difficult time later. If you can engage in calm during the storm, the task at hand will be less difficult as will future repercussions. Everything you do has an opportunity-cost and, in that way, everything you do is hard. Don’t get stuck in the trap of doing what seems easy in the short-term only to have a more difficult task later. Epic Every Day is available on Radio Public, Apple...

Duration:00:08:58

When There’s No Getting Over It, Get Through It

7/6/2018
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The story of the prodigal son should be renamed “Two Lost Brothers.” The sin of the older brother is his refusal to hit bottom and accept his father’s ways. Hitting bottom solves self-fragmentation, worry, and regret. It’s also a reality check. Growth and change get us through life’s problems. When we stop growing, we stop being able to deal with problems. Epic Every Day is available on Radio Public, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Sticher and YouTube. Like us on Facebook:...

Duration:00:09:53

Never Sharing vs. Oversharing

7/5/2018
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Do you struggle to know when to share personal things? It’s too easy to shut off connection by not sharing, but it’s also easy to shutdown connection by oversharing. We need to strike a balance between authenticity and vulnerability with good boundaries. If you’re worried about shame, it is possible to find the right people to share with and not get shamed—the people are out there! Epic Every Day is available on Radio Public, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Sticher and YouTube. Like us...

Duration:00:09:38

Do Hit Bottom, But Don’t Get Stuck There

7/4/2018
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It’s a trap! It’s too easy to frame your identity around your attachments in life—to see yourself as an alcoholic, or an angry or passive person. It may feel like mindfulness because you’ve avoided denial, but it’s just another trap. Instead, take the third option: Growth Mindset. Epic Every Day is available on Radio Public, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Sticher and YouTube. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EEDCast/ Twitter: @AKindOfLying @ElizFrerichs...

Duration:00:11:16

You Don’t Have to Know All the Answers

7/3/2018
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Hitting bottom is a doorway into a more spacious place, and it only takes a second to walk through. However, hitting bottom does not automatically get your out of your emotional hole. It takes intentional work with God to get up and out of the mess, but there’s grace for that! Epic Every Day is available on Radio Public, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Sticher and YouTube. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EEDCast/ Twitter: @AKindOfLying @ElizFrerichs...

Duration:00:09:33

Refusing Grace

7/2/2018
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It’s time to put the shovel down and admit you’ve hit bottom! Come out of the pig pen. It’s time to accept reality: you still need God’s grace. When we refuse to hit bottom, we refuse to see ourselves in the light of truth. We also accumulate a backlog of emotional compound interest, and we’re just not made to handle that. Epic Every Day is available on Radio Public, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Sticher, YouTube & more! Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EEDCast/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:10:46

Ways to Break Down Fragmentation

6/29/2018
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“The whole wave knocks you over, the spray just gets you wet” ~ Tai Chi proverb. Today we’re talking about how fragmentation takes away your power and compartmentalization is really hypocrisy. However, there are lots of powerful ways to break out of the cycle of inauthenticity and we go over a few on today’s show. Calm. Surrender. Centered. Connected. Complete. Epic Every Day is available on Radio Public, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Sticher and YouTube. Like us on Facebook:...

Duration:00:11:39

Being Rooted and Grounded in Your Faith

6/28/2018
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Through faith we’re plugged into God, and this is where we get our power. It’s like an electric plug—if there’s something in between the plug and the outlet, no power is getting through. Or it’s like how movement works. Every movement action requires force from the earth—every step forward, every time you lift your groceries, every time you stand up from your desk, etc., etc., is impossible without the earth there to push off of. Our spiritual lives work the same way. Calm. Surrender....

Duration:00:10:30

Know & Align Thyself with God’s Plan

6/27/2018
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Have you ever prayed something like this: “How do you see me God? What’s really going on?” Liz says, “God made you you for a reason. Every moment you spend trying to be someone else is a wasted moment.” The best version of you is you fulfilling God’s plan for you life. Calm. Surrender. Centered. Connected. Complete. Epic Every Day is available on Radio Public, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Sticher and YouTube. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EEDCast/ Twitter: @AKindOfLying...

Duration:00:11:34

Surrender: Spiritual Relaxation

6/26/2018
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We discuss the spiritual application of the Tai Chi principle of relaxation. This involves the scary idea of letting go of control, of surrender. There are lots of ways to surrender, but one easy way is to picture the things you struggle to release as being held with an open hand. This is a true representation of these things because we don’t really control the outcomes. Calm. Surrender. Centered. Connected. Complete. Epic Every Day is available on Radio Public, Apple Podcasts, Google...

Duration:00:11:00