Yay! I’m so excited to share my news with you guys! Our podcast is (finally!!!) launching! Check us out at epiceverydaynow.com. It’s been a long, grueling process, but we’ve finally gotten it recorded and hooked up with with various pod catchers things.
What is our podcast about? Well, I’m so glad you asked 😉 If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know how transformative Peter Ralston’s five Tai Chi principles are. The spiritual versions of them are written all over the Bible. Obviously, that means they’re not new, but I really like how Peter Ralston organizes them. It makes it easy to ask yourself whether you’re calm, surrendered, centered, connected, and complete, or as we say to ask yourself if you’re doing the CSC’s. Only five words to remember but so much ground covered. Every weekday we’ll be covering one of the principles. We have different topics from week to week.
Why did we decide to start said podcast? Lots of reasons. One is that we’re passionate about helping other people live their callings–get rid of the things entangling them and run the race. The other is that we need that daily reminder. This week I’ve been listening to our show in the mornings, and it’s really helped re-ground me. I know my day goes better when I do the CSC’s. But it helps to be reminded of that fact every morning. Hence, creating our ~15 minute podcast.
And the CSC’s are all about living calling. It’s impossible to fulfill your calling if you’re anxious, doing things on your own (vs. with the Holy Spirit), trying to be someone you’re not, isolated, and compartmentalized.
I just finished Beth Moore’s study on 2 Timothy called Entrusted. One of the main things I got out of it was that theme of calling. Paul tells Timothy: For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands (2 Tim. 1:6, NIV). Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit who dwells in us (2 Tim. 1:14, NIV). But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry (2 Tim. 4:5, NIV).
It’s easy to get caught up in the minutiae of life, to be swept up in our schedules and our to-do lists and work or kids or housekeeping, etc., etc. Or to get caught up in the craziness of our society. In 2 Timothy, Paul is at the end of his life. He’s passing on the torch to his “true son in the faith.” Time is short. That’s what I heard when Paul was talking about his race being run. We don’t have time to be caught up in this world. We have an eternal calling that matters. One that isn’t occasional. One that’s every day. One that requires us to run the race, to pour ourselves out. One that isn’t going to happen accidentally. What you do today matters. What I do today matters.
So! If you have a chance, listen to our podcast.I’ve definitely needed those daily reminders to refocus on what’s important.