I had the privilege of being a guest on the God Hears Her Podcast hosted by Elisa Morgan and Eryn Eddy.
Episode #103 Truth in Leadership with Natasha Sistrunk Robinson: Most of us want leaders who are dependable, trustworthy, and honest. What do you value in a leader? How do you view leadership? In this episode of God Hears Her, guest Natasha Sistrunk Robinson confronts the topic of leadership and how one’s journey can be influenced by good or bad leadership. Join Natasha as she talks through leadership and the value of truth with hosts Elisa Morgan and Eryn Eddy. (Credit of episode description above given to the God Hears Her Podcast)
I had the privilege of being featured on The Next Right Thing Podcast hosted by Emily P. Freeman. You can learn more about Emily Freeman at her website: https://emilypfreeman.com/about/
Episode #245 Voices of Lament with Natasha Sistrunk Robinson and Mariah Humphries: Today I’m glad to explore a topic that doesn’t usually make the headlines in our newsfeeds but one that certainly deserves some airtime in our souls. We’re talking about lament — what it is, why it matters, and who some of our best teachers are in this practice. I’m glad to welcome two guests today to help me host this conversation: Natasha Sistrunk Robinson and Mariah Humphries. (Credit of episode description above given to The Next Right Thing Podcast).
Lament is a spiritual discipline, it is for the benefit of the church. It is normally something that is done communally, and so if you don’t have a history or a practice of it, then the people who have done it and have a history and a practice of it are the ones to lead you through [lament].
Natasha Sistrunk Robinson
In this episode, I have the privilege of talking about my new project Voices of Lament and the significance of hearing about the topic of lament from women of color. I get to share insight into my heart behind this book project including why I felt it was important to recognize women as leaders in our culture and in the Biblical context. Mariah also shares her thoughts and experience in contributing to the Voices of Lament project and her gratefulness that the topic of lament and women of color was being addressed. We also unpack what it looks like to go through the practice of lament and beyond in our culture today.
I love that the means and the way this work is presented is communal. And as I read the voices of lament in this book, I get the sense that each contribution feels like a rising tide, a voice of leadership and also of beauty, pain, suffering and hope.
Episode 31: #GriefAND Advent featuring Bette Dickinson. Bette is a prophetic artist, writer, and speaker who invites audiences to connect with God through visual parables of the spiritual journey. Through creative communication, she helps her audience awaken to the beauty of God and His Kingdom and see more clearly the eternal realm in the heart and in the world. Through her work, Dickinson helps her audience connect the inner life of spiritual formation with the outer life of mission. Bette earned her Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in Pastoral Studies, is ordained in the Reformed Church in America, and serves with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Spiritual Formation. She is author of Making Room in Advent: 25 Devotions for a Season of Wonder (2022, IVPress).
There are still mountains that need to be lowered, there are still valleys that need to be raised up there are still crooked places that need to be made straight and that heart of advent is taking an honest look at those things and preparing ourselves through repentance and preparing ourselves through grief, where we need to receive the Lord and prepare ourselves to receive what His kingdom really looks like.
In my conversation with Bette Dickinson, we discuss the importance of art and the creative process in being able to approach grief and work through the traumas that we have experienced. Bette shares her own experience and insight with the creative process and how it has allowed her to enter into lament and tap into the emotions that come with that, rather than trying to escape it. Our discussion then shifts to the topic of advent and what it means for the church and Christianity. We unpack the definition of advent, how the idea of grief and lament ties into the time of Advent and that the reason Jesus had to come was because of our brokenness.
Listen to the full podcast conversation between Bette and I below:
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