Embodied Holiness

Rev. Susan Eaton, Dr. Lindsey Lewis, Dr. Lyerly Christensen

Holiness is one of those words that seems out of reach and reserved only for God or the super spiritual. But, Jesus taught us that holiness can become a reality in the everyday moments and events of our lives. So if we take Jesus seriously, what would it look like to embody holiness on a chaotic Tuesday morning? What would it sound like to embody holiness when we're running late or having a stressful conversation with our spouse? In each episode, we'll address an everyday topic and talk about the specific challenges that come with embodying holiness in that aspect of life. We'll share resources we've found helpful to our own spiritual journeys and share our stories of growth and failure. We'll also be joined by special guests from time to time. If you're interested in learning how to grow in holiness, you're in the right place. Thanks for joining us on the journey! read less

Ep. 31: The Heart of Parenting - Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child with Jennifer Sheridan, LCSW, RPT
Nov 15 2022
Ep. 31: The Heart of Parenting - Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child with Jennifer Sheridan, LCSW, RPT
Calling all parents! Listen in as we talk with Jennifer Sheridan, owner and lead therapist at Restoration House Counseling in Hattiesburg, MS, about effective and ineffective styles of parenting and what it looks like to keep the love of Christ at the center of our parent/child relationships.Parenting styles discussed in the episode (taken from John Gottman's Book Raising  an Emotionally Intelligent Child):1. Dismissing Parent2. Disapproving Parent3. Laissez-faire Parent4. Emotion-Coaching ParentAbout Jennifer:Jennifer Sheridan, owner and lead therapist of Restoration House Counseling, is a Licensed Clinical Social Work and Registered Play Therapist practicing in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Jennifer specializes in working with families and children struggling with attachment and behavioral challenges in the home and at school. She has experience working with families grown through adoption and helping parents make sense of the emotional needs of children from hard places. Jennifer is a TBRI practitioner and TraumaPlay Certified Therapist. She has also completed Level I and II Theraplay Training and utilizes this model of attachment-based therapy with families in the playroom. As a former junior high math teacher and school psychometrist, Jennifer understands the many challenges faced by teachers and school administrators addressing problematic behaviors in the classroom. Jennifer believes children communicate through play and supports families and caregivers in learning how to interpret the behaviors of the children in their care. Find out more about Restoration House counseling by visiting their website at restorationhousecounseling.com. You can also follow them on Instagram @restorationhousecounseling. Thanks for listening to the Embodied Holiness Podcast. We invite you to join the community on Facebook and Instagram @embodiedholiness. You can find all our episodes and more at www.embodiedholiness.com. Embodied Holiness is a ministry of Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg, MS. If you're in the Hattiesburg area and are looking for a church home, we'd love to meet you and welcome you to the family. You can find out more about Parkway Heights at our website.
Ep. 27: Unbelievably Amazing - Crack to Convict, Christ to College with Sidney H. Smith III
Oct 18 2022
Ep. 27: Unbelievably Amazing - Crack to Convict, Christ to College with Sidney H. Smith III
In this episode we have the honor of speaking with Sidney Smith.  After 27 years of addiction, crime, homelessness, eating out of garbage dumpsters, prison, and 10 different rehabilitation centers, one encounter with Christ changed everything. Sidney is a good friend, a powerful speaker and an extremely talented pianist and singer. He is as authentic as they come, and we hope you'll be inspired and reminded of the goodness and power of God's love and forgiveness  as you listen to him share.You can learn more about Sidney by visiting his website at www.sidneyhsmithiii.comSidney Smith is a speaker and the author of 4 books titled: Unbelievably Amazing, Alone with GOD, Addiction Treatment Outcomes, and Big Braining the Whole Thang. Smith is a two-time graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg Campus, having completed a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a minor in psychology, as well as a Master of Social Work. Smith was awarded student of the year 2018-2019, Honors College Graduate, and McNair Scholar by The University of Southern Mississippi. Smith was also selected and awarded a Fellowship by The Council of Social Work Education 2018- 2019.Sidney H. Smith III currently works for The United States Department of Veteran Affairs as a Licensed Master Social Worker. Smith has worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Community Outreach Counselor and currently volunteers his services monthly at 4 local residential drug and alcohol treatment centers and ultimately desires to own private practice. Smith conducted Opioid Addiction Classes statewide for law enforcement officers, ambulance, and firefighters. Sidney H. Smith III is featured in National Outlets such as Guidepost Magazine, Pat Robertson’s televised 700 Club and spoke in circles with United States Senator Roger Wicker.Thanks for listening to the Embodied Holiness Podcast. We invite you to join the community on Facebook and Instagram @embodiedholiness. You can find all our episodes and more at www.embodiedholiness.com. Embodied Holiness is a ministry of Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg, MS. If you're in the Hattiesburg area and are looking for a church home, we'd love to meet you and welcome you to the family. You can find out more about Parkway Heights at our website.
Ep. 23 Face-to-Face Again: Is it Really Possible to Forgive?
Sep 27 2022
Ep. 23 Face-to-Face Again: Is it Really Possible to Forgive?
You’ve left the toxic environment or relationship. You’ve been doing the work of healing past wounds. You’ve moved forward in so many ways. Then one day you’re face-to-face with the person who caused you so much pain. How do you respond? In this episode, we discuss the power of forgiveness and how it is essential to living a life of joy. Yes, it can be hard, but it is possible to forgive even that person, and it’s necessary if we’re going to be a source of healing for the world. Listen in as we wrap up our 3-part series on Reclaiming Joy.Reflection/Discussion Questions:1. Look up and read Ephesians 4:25-5:2(vs. 26-27) Who does Paul say we are making room for when we hang on to anger?Look carefully over the entire passage. What does Paul say we need to put away or give up?(vs. 4:32-5:2) What are the traits and/or actions Paul says we should possess?Looking at both lists, which traits are more prevalent in your life right now?Ask yourself, "Based on my current attitudes, who am I making room for in my soul?2. What is one practical step you can take today to live in love?3. What sins of others have you been retaining? What has been the result of that physically, emotionally, and spiritually?"Forgiveness is dangerous to those who prefer tragic storylines." To Forgive is Human, by Everett WorthingtonAdditional resources mentioned: To Forgive is Human, by Everett WorthingtonHow to Pray for Someone Who Hurt You, by Crystal McGowenThanks for listening to the Embodied Holiness Podcast. We invite you to join the community on Facebook and Instagram @embodiedholiness. You can find all our episodes and more at www.embodiedholiness.com. Embodied Holiness is a ministry of Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg, MS. If you're in the Hattiesburg area and are looking for a church home, we'd love to meet you and welcome you to the family. You can find out more about Parkway Heights at our website.
Ep. 22 Reclaiming Joy in the Midst of Valleys, Quarreling, and Opposition
Sep 20 2022
Ep. 22 Reclaiming Joy in the Midst of Valleys, Quarreling, and Opposition
This week we journey with Isaac (Genesis 26) into the valley and discover how God uses even the painful times in our lives to do His good work in us. In this episode, we dig deep into what it really takes to unstop the life-giving wells of our souls so we can experience God’s deep joy and gladness and find healing. Use this link to order your copy of Reclaiming Joy. We encourage you to get the book and use these episodes to enhance your personal study.Reflection or Discussion Questions1. Have you ever treated someone poorly because you were envious or jealous of them? (Put downs, deliberately not celebrating their accomplishments, ignoring them, talking poorly about them to others, etc.)2. Think about a "valley" you have been through or are currently experiencing. What would you name that valley? (Ex. The Valley of Weeping, The Valley of Wrecked Relationships)3. Can you see how God has transformed or is transforming your valley into a place of blessing? If so, how?4. What wells need to be opened in your life? How have they been renamed? 5. Are you in a situation or relationship that is toxic to your mental, spiritual, physical, or emotional health? If so, name the ways this situation or relationship is having a negative impact on you.6. In what ways are you being tempted to act or react according to the flesh instead of the Spirit?Thanks for listening to the Embodied Holiness Podcast. We invite you to join the community on Facebook and Instagram @embodiedholiness. You can find all our episodes and more at www.embodiedholiness.com. Embodied Holiness is a ministry of Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg, MS. If you're in the Hattiesburg area and are looking for a church home, we'd love to meet you and welcome you to the family. You can find out more about Parkway Heights at our website.
Ep. 21 Reclaiming Joy in the Face of Fear, Assumptions, and a Nasty Little Attitude Called Contempt
Sep 13 2022
Ep. 21 Reclaiming Joy in the Face of Fear, Assumptions, and a Nasty Little Attitude Called Contempt
Welcome to Season 2 of the Embodied Holiness Podcast! Today begins a three-part series as we explore Susan's book Reclaiming Joy - Living in the Transforming Power of Reconciliation and Forgiveness. In this episode, we look at three things that are sure to prevent joy from flourishing in our lives: fear, assumption-making, and contempt. We encourage you to get the book (see link below) and use these episodes to enhance your personal or small group study.  About Reclaiming Joy:Do you feel stuck in a place that is stealing your joy? This study of Genesis 26 will help you explore where you might be stuck. It will ask you to address some common attitudes, habits, and behaviors that are preventing you from living the life of joy God desires for you. After taking this journey you will:understand how ineffective and damaging fear is in your liferecognize where you might be making assumptions about othersdiscern whether you may need to exit a toxic relationship or environmentbe equipped to express kindness and love to difficult peoplebe positioned to forgive those who have hurt you.Reclaiming Joy - Living in the Transforming Power of Reconciliation and Forgiveness, by Rev. Susan EatonThanks for listening to the Embodied Holiness Podcast. We invite you to join the community on Facebook and Instagram @embodiedholiness. You can find all our episodes and more at www.embodiedholiness.com. Embodied Holiness is a ministry of Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg, MS. If you're in the Hattiesburg area and are looking for a church home, we'd love to meet you and welcome you to the family. You can find out more about Parkway Heights at our website.