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Welcome to Faith, Art, and Tiny Houses with Carmen Shenk. This is a documentary journey of becoming a woman of the cloth. I weave and mend with yarn, words, and prophetic prayers. Join me for Season 2, and my new series "Woman of the Cloth" released each Friday at 10 am.

Welcome to Faith, Art, and Tiny Houses with Carmen Shenk. This is a documentary journey of becoming a woman of the cloth. I weave and mend with yarn, words, and prophetic prayers. Join me for Season 2, and my new series "Woman of the Cloth" released each Friday at 10 am.


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Welcome to Faith, Art, and Tiny Houses with Carmen Shenk. This is a documentary journey of becoming a woman of the cloth. I weave and mend with yarn, words, and prophetic prayers. Join me for Season 2, and my new series "Woman of the Cloth" released each Friday at 10 am.








When you've been bullied...

Join me as I pray through some childhood bullying experiences that have surfaced due to current events. This double length episode is a master class in praying through childhood trauma from bullying. This process is intensely private, but if you've never experienced this kind of prayer, this may help you get a feel for how it works. Plus, you can pray your own prayers right along with me as a virtual prayer partner. I Holy Spirit leads us through the process to the joy of healing on the...


God of Possibility and Potential

Many of us have heard that phrase "Sinners in the hands of an angry God" and it can be scary to think of God that way, and it can lead to living under shame and self loathing. Well, what if we changed the channel? The story of Gideon shows us that God walks Gideon through his fear into victory, and changes his lived reality from being "the runt of the litter" into the man with a bearing of a prince. That's a transformation that comes out of God seeing the best in us. What a blessing!


Becoming a Woman of the Cloth

I'm explore what it means to me to be a "Woman of the Cloth", and the various ways we find cloth interwoven in the Text as symbols that speak of who God can be for us, and brings me hope, courage, and empowering Presence.


39. When Leaders Disappoint

Lately, we have seen more disappointing behavior from religious and political leaders. I've been thinking about the way Jesus crossed the aisle to speak healing to the Roman Centurion's son. I've been thinking about what leadership is and isn't, and I believe God is calling us higher and blessing us with empowering presence. Change is in the air!


Seven Expensive-Suit Gents...

...and reflecting the full glorious image of God into the earth. I consider my 50+ years of seeing 98% men on the stages of the church, and that continues even now in 2020. And then I press in to find the surprising good news... and that is that God is busting open the gates and pouring out Holy Spirit on ALL flesh. And that is such exciting news!


Lydia: Woman of the Cloth

Season Two of my podcast begins with a conversation about Lydia, a dealer in exquisite purple cloth, a worshiper of God, and she was safe to come home to. Tune in, and be blessed.


036 Considering the Vegan Life with Alex Eaves

I continue my conversation with Alex Eaves around the Reuse Lifestyle, including his decision to go Vegan, his documentary film, some of his favorite products, and the reusable things he carries in his backpack instead of using disposables.


034 Living Intentionally in a Throw Away Culture

My Austrian and I continue our conversation from last week on living intentionally in a throw away culture.


032 Frugal Living and Throw Away Culture

My Austrian and I discuss the American culture of consumerism, our cycle of accumulation, deliberate obsolescence and disposable everything.


031 Walking Through Your Open Door

In 2004 I had a dream about doors, and I realized yesterday that it was possible that I hadn't fully walked through the open doors that were before me. Today, we talk about the reasons we might not be in a hurry to walk through an open door, but that calling from God remains. Will we say "Yes Lord" or will we shrink back in fear?


030 Tiny Houses & Entrepreneurs

Xaver and I talk about being two entrepreneurs living in a tiny house and the ways it helped our various businesses and passion projects for us to live very simply. This episode is from a Tiny House Tuesday Facebook Live we did together.


029 In Peter's Shadow: Between the NOW and the NOT YET

I find Peter's story so full of rich awkward authentic humanity. What an amazing transformation from coward to apostle, from follower to leader, from broken to healer... I love his story and I think it's prophetic for this COVID-19 moment when we are also caught in the limbo between the NOW and the NOT YET.


028 Reuse: Because You Can't Recycle the Planet - with Alex Eaves

Join in my conversation with Alex Eaves. He is a reuse expert, film maker, and apparel brand owner. We got together to talk about some inspiring reuse ideas, how to find better quality apparel, vintage automobiles, and how to creatively source items without purchasing new. Learn more about Alex and purchase shirts for all your friends at, and visit for more information on his film.


027 Breathing Fresh Life into Dry Bones

It's time to look up the buried dreams and treasures in our lives, dig them up, and allow the Wind of the Holy Spirit to breathe new life into them. This is what I sense Holy Spirit doing with some of my own so-dangerous-they-had-to-be-buried dreams. God bless you with peace and Presence as you listen.


Would You Like to Build a Tiny House?

If so then you need to know about a remarkable new bundle of products from your favorite tiny house luminaries... the 2020 Tiny House Bundle which is on sale for just a few days. Details on this not-to-be-missed bargain are here, and please don't miss out on this:


025 The Dangerously Brave Work of Becoming

Culture expects women to serve and subserve, but what happens when a woman is called to lead in a way that her culture doesn't approve of? This week's episode is a peek behind the scenes into what happens on the quiet side of the podcast. I believe you will find this helpful in whatever you are facing right now in the midst of this pandemic. God bless you and keep you, and give you peace.


024 How Simplicity Helps in a Pinch

Discussing how Simplicity helps in a pinch, and ways I continue to seek new levels of simplicity in my own life. What long term changes are you considering in the midst of this pandemic?


023 VIrtual Lunch with Tiny House Friends

Today's guest host is Andrew Odom, host of the Tiny House North Carolina Street Festival and founder of TinyR(e) Joining us is Laura LaVoie, author of "Life in 120 Square Feet: The Essays" and "120 Ideas for Tiny Living". We talk about learning to work together, affordable housing, community, and much more.


022 Authentic Simplicity

A decade ago I would have defined simplicity as having an orderly organized home and life, but that's not how I view it today. Now I see it as a path to freedom.


021 Where is God in all this Mess? Presence & Peace

Gideon asked "If the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all His wonders that our fathers told us about..." not realizing he was talking to the Lord...