One of the most far-reaching projects is the Dignity Project. One day, a lady approached me in Bumala B. ‘Sister Becky, please will you pray for my daughter? She’s been missing for three months.’ Within days, another lady approached me: ‘Please pray for my missing child. My daughter has been gone for five months now.’ As I asked more questions, it became clear what had happened. Here, right on the doorstep of King’s School, right in the village of Bumala B and the surrounding villages, sex traffickers were at work. What could we do? The Dignity Project was born.”Becky Murray, Embrace the Journey
Saying Yes to God
One of the primary benefits of Today’s Heartlift with Janell, the podcast, is meeting truly remarkable people.
Today, in this episode, you are meeting a young woman whose bravery and courage inspire me and I know it will inspire you.
She’s humble and fierce.
As you will hear, a simple, yet profound providential encounter with a little girl named Felicity, became Becky Murray’s non-negotiable invitation to follow God’s call.
In this episode, you will:
- Be inspired to listen and look for God in unique, special, often surprising ways.
- Be challenged to say YES, even when it scares you beyond all belief.
- Be invited to move outside your comfort zone.
- Be led to give of your resources to help those in need.
This week’s resources
Sometimes the story we tell ourselves is not really true. Sometimes the story others tell about us is not really true. On “Today’s Heartlift with Janell,” Author, Trauma-informed, board-certified marriage and family specialist, and Professional Heartlifter, Janell Rardon, opens conversations about how emotional health and mental fitness effects absolutely every area of our lives. When we possess and practice healthy, strong, resilient emotional health practices, life is so much better. Read Janell’s newest book, “Stronger Every Day: 9 Tools for an Emotionally Healthy You.”
”In the tapestry of our busy lives, the art of mindful living emerges as a guiding thread, leading us toward a richer, more meaningful existence. Mindfulness, a practice rooted in ancient traditions and now validated by modern science, serves as a gateway to heightened awareness of the present moment – a key element in the journey of discovering and appreciating glimmers.”
-Heather Alfonso, Glimmers: Cultivating Joy in Everyday Moments
How is your glimmer hunting going? Season 14 invited us to look for glimmers of grace this holiday season. It is important to remember that glimmers are micro-moments of joy: unexpected delight and surprising visitations of beauty. But, as we are learning, there can be blocks to our awareness of glimmers: cognitive distortions. In today's episode, we talk about:
- Magnification and Minimization
- Catastrophizing and Comparing
- Magical Thinking
This week's podcast prompt: As you recall past glimmers in your life, do you recognize a theme? This discovery unfolds your signature personal glimmer.
Join the adventure:
- Heartlift Central on Substack. This is our new online meeting place for heartlifters worldwide. I will be posting more resources and meditative practices here.
- Meet me on Instagram: @janellrardon
- Subscribe to the weekly podcast reveal and extra goodies.
- Read the Harvard Health Publishing on Cognitive Distortions
- Listen to Season 6, Episode 18: Tool 7, Send New Positive Messages to Your Brain
- Listen to Season 6, Episode 7: Shape Healthy Thoughts
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