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Holy Shenanigans

Religion & Spirituality Podcasts

Holy Shenanigans shares stories that surprise, encourage, and sometimes even turn life upside down – all in the name of love. Your muse is Tara Lamont Eastman, a creative, feminist and pastor. Join her on a journey of unforgettable spiritual adventure that is always sacred but never stuffy.

Holy Shenanigans shares stories that surprise, encourage, and sometimes even turn life upside down – all in the name of love. Your muse is Tara Lamont Eastman, a creative, feminist and pastor. Join her on a journey of unforgettable spiritual adventure that is always sacred but never stuffy.

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United States

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Holy Shenanigans shares stories that surprise, encourage, and sometimes even turn life upside down – all in the name of love. Your muse is Tara Lamont Eastman, a creative, feminist and pastor. Join her on a journey of unforgettable spiritual adventure that is always sacred but never stuffy.

Language:

English

Contact:

7167208584


Episodes

Make Good News Known

1/18/2022
When you have good news you want to share it, make it seen, heard, and known to everyone. I think it springs from compassion, whether it be expressed as a thoughtful act or caring conversation. This episode features remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a portion of his "I have a Dream" speech. This episode also includes a new segment called 3 1/2 Questions about Love, with special guest Laura Hanley. Laura is a board-certified social worker and psychotherapist practicing in the...

Duration:00:15:23

Water, Wine & Green Tea

1/11/2022
In this week’s podcast we learn how Jesus’ miracle of turning water to wine helps us learn how to do a new thing. How can “imagination help [us] penetrate unseen worlds”? Pass your cup, 'cause there is plenty of good wine (or green tea) to go around… Imagination is the stuff of possibility, innovation and good wine. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/taraleastman)

Duration:00:13:23

Detour Ahead

1/4/2022
Have you ever had to take a detour? This week we learn about the necessity for plans B or C and all the way to Z. We kick off 2022 by taking a plunge into unfamiliar waters. No matter what detour you're facing today, believe that there is another way. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/taraleastman)

Duration:00:11:08

Chalk the Door

12/28/2021
A New Year is upon us as we live into the season of Christmastide. The Magi are still on the move AND they are looking for love. How can love show up in 2022? Perhaps it shows up in the expansive possibilities of the word “AND” and piece of chalk, a doorway and a poem… Instructions for the Chalk the Door Blessing mentioned in this episode: Leader: Peace be to this house, and to all who enter here. May all who come to our home this year rejoice to find LOVE living among us; and may we seek...

Duration:00:13:01

Lights of Christmas

12/21/2021
It's time for the hope, peace, joy and love of Christmas. The candles are are glowing - and the Nativity story beckons us on - into the Work of Christmas, inspired by wisdom from Howard Thurman. Tara shares a gift of a new Christmas song, The Lights of Christmas. The Lights of Christmas (Copyright December 2021, Tara L. Eastman / Lyrics and Music) What is the path we seek? One of hope, for the meek? One of courage, in the work of peace? One of joy sted of chaos, that we meet? Is there...

Duration:00:12:58

Advent 4: Messy Muddy Mammogram Monday!

12/14/2021
Today’s show for Advent 4 is all about LOVE… Loving God, others & ourselves… Tara muses about how vulnerability (Yes, thank you Brene' Brown) ,is essential to love, especially in the messiness of real life. Our special guest is Rev. Dr. Danielle J. Buhuro, from Chaplaincy Innovations and co author/editor of Spiritual Care In An Age of #BlackLivesMatter: Examining the Spiritual and Prophetic Needs of African Americans Living In A Violent America. The poem, All of It by Cleo Wade, can be...

Duration:00:17:26

Advent 3: Minimum Stuff, Maximum Joy

12/7/2021
Tara is joined by Becca Ehrlich from Lost Resort on TBS, who describes how living with less makes room for more of the things that really matter. Becca Ehrlich is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and services as Associate Dean for Community Life at General Theological Seminary in New York City. Her book, Christian Minimalism: Simple Steps for Abundant Living was released in May. Check out her blog, Facebook page, Twitter & Instagram. You can read Tara’s...

Duration:00:12:52

Advent 2: Peace is a Verb

11/30/2021
Tara invites you to take part in #makesomething week and shares a story of a curious art class that made a way for peace in a nursing home. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/taraleastman)

Duration:00:13:40

Advent 1: Hope Floats

11/23/2021
We need hope to carry us in the rough waters of life. Tara shares a story about how she learned to swim in the deep end of the pool and how hope overcomes fear. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/taraleastman)

Duration:00:15:13

Missing Piece & Finding Peace

11/16/2021
Tara tells a story about how a puzzle project gone wrong became a lesson in finding real peace. She also explains how Jesus is a totally different kind of King. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/taraleastman)

Duration:00:11:23

Are We There Yet?

11/9/2021
“Are we there yet?” is the persistent question of the traveler. Tara unpacks that question in regards to the spiritual journey. She also shares a devotional resource she is finding personally helpful by Katie Haseltine: All the Things: A 30 Day Guide to Experiencing God's Presence in the Prayer of Examen. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/taraleastman)

Duration:00:15:18

Yellow Leaf

11/2/2021
In this deeply personal episode, Tara honors some of the people that inspired her along her life journey and shares an original poem, Yellow Leaf. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/taraleastman)

Duration:00:13:28

A Reformation of Love & the Ubuntu Bus

10/26/2021
Tara tells a Jesus story about the kind of truth that leads to freedom... and how Luther's Reformation, Tutu's philosophy of ubuntu and the hymn We are One in the Spirit challenge us to be known by love...above & beyond anything that tries to divide us. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/taraleastman)

Duration:00:14:30

Tattoos, Mary Poppins & the Eyes of Mercy

10/19/2021
We all need to be seen. Tara talks about tattoos and how judgement keeps us from really seeing others. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/taraleastman)

Duration:00:15:35

Song of the Heart, Mouth & Hands

10/12/2021
Tara ponders a story about humility and shares a new song about based on the works of Welsh poet, clergyman and songwriter George Herbert. Run, Rise & Rest Enrich, God, heart, mouth, hands in we, With faith, with hope, with charity That we may run, rise, rest with thee. What is the calling of this day The act of love, along the way, Just one thing, we can give today. Heart, Mouth, Hands Run, Rise, Rest Enrich, Lord: heart, mouth, hands renew, With faith, with hope, with love to...

Duration:00:10:36

Small Pockets, Big Love

10/5/2021
Do small things with great love is a lesson from the Teresas that Tara ponders today. She also talks about simplifying during the #100daydresschallenge. To learn more about the challenge, go to wool&. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/taraleastman)

Duration:00:10:33

Biscuits, Blessings & Bumps in the Road

9/28/2021
Tara unpacks a Jesus story about intimate relationships. Guest Father Luke Fodor talks about Father Bernard’s Blessed Biscuits, a new social enterprise of Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church and the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County that supports recovery and mental health efforts. If you are in the Syracuse NY area, Tara invites you to bring your pet for a blessing! The Blessing of the Animals service is Friday 8/1/21 at 6pm at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Liverpool, NY. A...

Duration:00:16:26

Salt, Peace & the ONE Thing

9/21/2021
Guest Drew Schroun from the organization Sleep In Heavenly Peace shares a story of hope and Tara talks Thomas Merton. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/taraleastman)

Duration:00:17:57

Welcome, Winnie & the Jesus Dream

9/14/2021
Tara tells a Jesus story that reminds us to care for one another with tenderness and welcome. She downs an intense cup of coffee and then relates a childhood dream - starring Jesus himself - and how her Sunday School teacher chose tenderness to help her feel seen, heard and welcomed. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/taraleastman)

Duration:00:13:39

Crossroads, Cupcakes & Happy Birthday!

9/7/2021
Happy Birthday Holy Shenanigans! This week we ponder a Jesus story about identity, calling and the power of setting boundaries, hear a birthday story about a stolen cupcake, get some advice from the poet Rilke on how to live into doubts, and hear an original song by Tara called Cross Roads. As we stand on the threshold of the autumn season and all the changes it brings, let's take a minute to fill in our blanks of “Get behind me _____, so we can get on down the road.” Support the show...

Duration:00:16:59