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candy colored podcast episode #159 - universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part vi)

sacred grove oil painting lds art katrina berg artist midway utah

angel art oil painting katrina berg midway utah

part six of this series on choice! maybe, like me, you’re looking around lately and seeing that as well-intended as most of it is -- there seems to be choices being made “for our good” at school, in our activities, at work, in our neighborhoods, communities, in our families, and even at church. while i’m truly grateful that so many have our best in mind, i do believe that there is a very fine line between supporting, inviting, encouraging, & guiding...AND the other side, which can be choosing, dictating, controlling, demanding and manipulating. let’s consider some of the places and ways that these are happening and find the best way to navigate it all for us individually and within our families.

episode #154 - julianne donaldson: author of edenbrooke, blackmoore & newly released: “come, sweet day”

julianne donaldson regency retreats

have you read blackmoore or edenbrooke?! whether you have, or will want to very soon, this episode is sure to bring back wanderlust as award-winning author julianne donaldson takes you through her process writing the novels & traveling for her research. she has a brand new book, “come, sweet day”, out that is so different from her romance novels and ever so timely -- julianne used her gift over the last few years in new ways to help she and her kids get through some incredibly hard times together. the result from this labor is a beyond-beautiful collection of short stories and poems that effortlessly flow together, gently offering hope and comfort at a time when many of us need just that. sections include: my wilderness, grace, light, home, & mercy. julianne reads a couple pieces during our interview...oh they are wonderful! one that i absolutely love is on pages 80 & 81: all about the journey to our own promised land. on pages 42 & 43 is another i adore about winter, birds, and hope...it’s lovely. keep an eye out for julianne’s 6 week creative writing course coming in the fall, as well as her regency retreat in september that will be a weekend to never forget as you step back in time and join the pages of julianne’s romance novels...it’s going to be unforgettable!

candy colored studio podcast episode #151 - time usage & how to keeping going when feeling discouraged

candy colored studio podcast episode #151 - time usage & how to keeping going when feeling discouraged

do you ever stress about your time usage and just plain feeling overwhelmed? maybe you’ve even considered giving up on your passion because life is just so heavy?! but then you realize that you won’t find happiness if you quit. you know deep inside that you have a superpower --- something that you can give to others...a very simple or specific way to bring light or beauty or love, support and kindness. well we need you! Here are some ideas that have helped me and i hope that your heart will tell you even more ideas as you listen.

my mother’s day collection at la petite maison antiques in draper utah is available! 8 pieces, some hummingbirds and fairy wren to represent mothering our small flocks, also some florals that will never wilt and local mapstacts to mark special spots. named after favorite french songs and singers...a couple from enzo enzo’s album about a mother’s songs. (“chansons d’une maman”)

 

candy colored studio podcast episode #150 - julia lowe: universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part v)

candy colored studio podcast episode #150 - julia lowe: universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part v)

this is the 5th episode in a series about giving and choice (aka agency). if you missed julia's first interview, listen to that one first (link below). she gives some background on herself, family and her initial impressions/experiences with agency. this episode is a beautiful deeper exploration into favorite thoughts, experiences and quotes about agency. taking time, educating, natural consequences and so much more. enjoy!

episode #143 part i in the series
episode #144 part ii in the series
episode #147 part iii in the series (1st interview with julia)
episode #149 part iv in the series

candy colored podcast episode #147 - julia lowe: universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part iii)

candy colored podcast episode #147 - julia lowe: universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part iii)
this is the 3rd episode in a series about giving and choice (aka agency). you know those amazing people in your lives that help you be a better overall person, parent and/or friend?! julia is one of the those incredible people in my life. i had the impression to ask her to be part of this series because i knew she lives the principles discussed. little did i know, that her husband richard had done his dissertation on “agency” and that the two of them had studied & discussed late into the night & early mornings while he was studying and writing this dissertation. to say it has guided their marriage, parenting, friendships and personal choices is an absolute understatement. this is merely a tip of the iceberg in our journey. enjoy and wet your whistle. it’s going to be a meaningful and unforgettable journey!

candy colored podcast episode #144 - universal laws of giving & respecting choice (part ii)

as long as you're living painting katrina berg candy colored studio

"as long as you're living" 4x4 oil on wood, named after the song by cyrille aimée

in this second part of the series, we’ll consider ways to live the united order now and explore more ideas to do with learning for ourselves about these topics. we’ll discuss more about marion g. romney’s talk on the differences between socialism and the united order. also, experiences with riots & political unrest as well as propaganda, critical thinking -- learning how to think for ourselves instead of merely thinking the way someone else suggests. next week you’ll hear a special interview with guest and dear friend: julia lowe. can’t wait!

candy colored studio podcast episode #135 - what are we worshipping? my gift to christ to celebrate his birth

candy colored studio podcast episode #135 - what are we worshipping? my gift to christ to celebrate his birth
just as the little drummer boy felt inadequate, having nothing the give the christ child but his gift of music...what are the gifts that we can give christ this christmas? for me, i'm realizing that all around me, there are distractions or items/ideas/allegiances i could give all my attention to instead of keeping my focus on my savior. here are a short list of things i want to give up to worship him with my whole heart this christmas...and always.
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