spirituality

Episode 21 - Divorce: The Church

Church-going Christians get divorced regularly. Its painful for everybody and can be very confusing to navigate. In this episode, Carpenter offers advice from both firsthand and professional experience on the matter of divorce in the church.

Episode 19 - Gratitude 365

Find a reason, any reason, to be thankful. No matter how bad it seems, we can always find gratitude if we are willing. Giving thanks is an intentional decision and a learned skill. The hard part is moving from a persona of "victim" to a persona of "blessed." We must die to ourselves to find gratitude. In this video I explain what that means and how to do it. It has to be done on purpose and with persistence in order to reap the reward of deep peace and contentment. Listen for practical tips and general principles that will help you on your path to emotional health.

Episode 11 - Michael Lensing

So a Shrink and a Mortician walk into a bar, right... We talked about some taboo topics and got personal about what it's like to take care of yourself working in emotionally intense professions. Michael discussed his favorite spot in the funeral home which surprised me. It's the embalming room he finds most peaceful. "There's no back talk." He elaborates on grief, the difference in family response to caskets vs ashes, what he'd ask God and how evil and death are related and a whole lot more.