Embodied Holiness

Susan Eaton, Lindsey Lewis, & Alex Doleac

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 discuss the specific challenges of 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!

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Episodes

Ep. 58 Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur: Faith, Leadership, and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Kristan Getsy
Feb 27 2024
Ep. 58 Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur: Faith, Leadership, and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Kristan Getsy
Susan and Alex talk with communications professional, leadership coach, and "serial entrepreneur", Kristan Getsy, about how her faith impacts her ability to lead and train others with confidence. This episode is full of so much high-value content about entrepreneurship, imposter syndrome, making a significant contribution to the world, why we can lead with confidence, how to bring your faith into your workplace, how to lead without getting caught up in ego, and more! Kristan also tells us about her upcoming book, The Cussing Christian. You're going to love this conversation!KRISTAN GETSY is an accomplished communications professional who empowers business, government, and nonprofit leaders to lead and communicate with authenticity, confidence, and grace. From radio to television to CEO of her own creative agency, Kristan's expertise has received numerous industry accolades. With over a decade of "boots on the ground" reporting experience in the news industry, Kristan worked as a photojournalist, anchor, and news director before founding her award-winning production and consulting company, Life's Eyes Media. These days, most of her time is spent developing the next generation of leaders and communicators. 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 56 Tacos, Forgotten Pants, & Election Years: The Surprising Relevance of the Sermon on the Mount with Gena Anderson
Feb 13 2024
Ep 56 Tacos, Forgotten Pants, & Election Years: The Surprising Relevance of the Sermon on the Mount with Gena Anderson
In Matthew chapters 5-7, we read the good words of Jesus that not only shocked his audience then but have continued to shock, inspire, and even trouble followers of Jesus for two thousand years. In this episode, we talk with author Gena Anderson about her new study on the Sermon on the Mount and how the words of Jesus continue to be shockingly relevant to our lives and the world today. Use this link to grab a copy of Gena's latest Bible Study, Dear Disciple: A Bible Study on the Sermon on the Mount. Gena Anderson is a Bible teacher, author, nurse practitioner, and wellness coach. She is the author of Dear Disciple: A  Bible Study on the Sermon on the Mount, The Well Woman and No Excuses: A Bible Study on the Book of James. She loves writing, reading, traveling, and brownies. Gena lives in Hutto, TX with her husband, children, and faithful dogs. You can find her books and other free content on her website GenaWrites.com. Follow Gena on Instagram @genaandersonwrites. 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 54 Faith, the Church, and Addiction, Part 1 with Rev. David Sellers and Rev. Cliff Burris
Jan 30 2024
Ep 54 Faith, the Church, and Addiction, Part 1 with Rev. David Sellers and Rev. Cliff Burris
Alex and Susan talk with pastors David Sellers and Cliff Burris about the truth of our belovedness, how we can move into a life of recovery through a relationship with Christ and his church, and how the church can become a safe and brave space for those in recovery.  (Part 1 of 2)  For more content on the practical steps you can take to begin recovery, be sure to also listen to Episode 55, "Practicing Recovery." (Coming February 6, 2024.)"Addiction is where God found me. It blew my mind that God loved me as I was. I was longing and hungering for acceptance and found that in Jesus and his Church." -Rev. Cliff Burris SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Admin)National Helpline, free, confidential 24/7 help with treatment referral and information - 1-800-662-4357 or https://samhsa.govThe National Association for Christian Recoveryhttps://www.nacr.org/Helpful material, including guides for working the 12 Steps and meeting resources.Breathing Underwater - Richard Rohr (book about the Christian spirituality of the 12 Steps) A Spiritual Kindergarten - Dale Ryan (Christian workbook/study on the 12 Steps - good for small groups or individual.)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 53 Choosing Cheer with Nicolet Bell
Jan 23 2024
Ep 53 Choosing Cheer with Nicolet Bell
Is it possible to live a life of true joy even in the midst of our deepest pain and sorrow? Because of Christ, it is. In this episode, Susan and Alex talk with their good friend, Nicolet Bell, about how followers of Jesus can access the deep joy of the Lord even when their circumstances tell them otherwise. This is one episode you'll want to listen to again and again.  NICOLET BELL serves as Executive Vice President / Chief Operations Officer for the JourneyWise Network.  Prior to this, Nicolet served in Adult Ministry & NextGen Ministry at Christ United Church in Jackson, MS. In her position, Nicolet led family ministry efforts and women’s ministry. Nicolet has written and developed Bible study curriculum for adults and youth at the local church level. Prior to that, she served as a youth pastor for 3 years at St. Matthew’s UMC in Madison, MS. Nicolet has been the guest speaker at countless women’s and youth retreats and has a true passion for sharing God’s Word. Nicolet has a Master’s and Undergraduate degree in Communication Studies from The University of Southern Mississippi and is currently pursuing her seminary degree at Wesley Biblical Seminary. Nicolet has completed collegiate study in marketing, is a small business owner and served as Vice President of her local Chamber of Commerce. Out of all the hats she wears, her favorite is being wife to Dr. Preston Bell and mom to baby Josie. Find out more about Nicolet on her website at nicoletbell.com. 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. 48 Overcoming Overwhelm: Rest, Prayer & Meditation with Whitney R. Simpson & Tammy Kolbo
Nov 28 2023
Ep. 48 Overcoming Overwhelm: Rest, Prayer & Meditation with Whitney R. Simpson & Tammy Kolbo
Feeling overwhelmed? In this episode you'll learn about spiritual and physical practices that bring rest, peace, and restoration to you body, mind, and spirit.For even more on this topic, you can listen to Susan's conversation with Tammy and Whitney from 2020 at this link.WHITNEY R. SIMPSON holds a certification in Spiritual Formation from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and is the founder of Exploring Peace Ministries. She is a trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and experienced yoga and meditation teacher. Whitney has authored two books: Holy Listening with Breath, Body, and the Spirit and an Advent devotional, Fully Human, Fully Divine. She is also a Deaconess in the United Methodist Church and serves as a campus minister with the Wesley Fellowship Campus Ministry at Cumberland University. Between her 20's and early 30's, Whitney experienced multiple health crises including melanoma skin cancer, stroke, and brain surgery. During this time of healing and recovery, she began to seek God's peace and deepen her relationship with God while exploring contemplative prayer tools. You can find out more about Whitney at her website exploringpeace.com. TAMMY KOLBO is the owner of The Yoga Room in Hattiesburg, MS and a Certified Yoga Therapist with The International Association of Yoga Therapists. Tammy believes that yoga practices are effective as alternative and adjunct therapy for the prevention of illness, the management of symptoms, and a companion on the road in recovery. She also currently serves as a Senior Consultant with the Gulf Coast Trauma Institute.In 2005, Tammy began work at Pine Grove Behavioral Health Women’s Center teaching yoga and wellness principles to women in recovery from eating disorders and chemical dependency. She eventually developed the Behavioral Health Yoga Therapy Program at Pine Grove Gentle Path, now called Gratitude, where she currently works with men and women in recovery from multiple addictions, including relationship and sexual addiction. In June of 2022, she added Pine Grove’s Professional Enhancement Program and Next Step to her weekly agenda. You can find out more about Tammy at her website https://theyogaroom-ms.com/about/. 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 47 Getting Real About Getting Close: Intimacy, Rupture & Repair
Nov 21 2023
Ep 47 Getting Real About Getting Close: Intimacy, Rupture & Repair
In this episode, Susan is joined by her husband, Stewart Eaton, her brother-in-law, Fletcher Eaton, and sister-in-law, Susan Eaton. Together, they discuss why belonging and connection are so important and how we can go about repairing ruptures that occur in our relationships. Using John Ortberg's book I'd Like You More if You Were More Like Me as a guide, they also bring their professional expertise from the world of therapy, education, and pastoral leadership to the table (as well as plenty of laughter) to make this an episode from which you're sure to benefit. About the Guests:Stewart Eaton, LPC, CSAT, works with active duty sailors and their families as a Clinical Counselor with the US Navy. He earned his Master's Degree in Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. His previous experience includes working with children, teenagers, and their families in various mental health settings. For over a decade, he has been helping adults struggling with problematic sexual behaviors and intimacy difficulties. Fletcher Eaton is the Manager of EAP Services for USA Health System, where he focuses on mental health support for employees, critical incident stress debriefing, and conducting psychoeducational training.  He earned his MA in Marriage and Family and MA in Christian Education from Southwestern Seminary.  He has additional doctoral studies in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida. Fletcher has previous work experience with inpatient psychiatry, addiction medicine, eating disorders, suicide, and critical incidents with first responders.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and family, working on projects in the yard, volunteering at church, and reading.Susan Campbell Eaton has worked as an early childhood educator for twenty-five years.  A Florida native, Susan attended the University of Mississippi, where she met Fletcher, her husband of twenty-five years. Together, they have three children (two grown and one almost grown).  Susan currently lives in Fairhope, AL, where she teaches first grade. Susan enjoys reading and leading a small group of students at her church.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. 46 Keep Waking Up in the Mourning with Jasmine Cochran
Nov 14 2023
Ep. 46 Keep Waking Up in the Mourning with Jasmine Cochran
Is it crazy to say we had fun talking about mourning and loss? Maybe, but it's true. In this episode, Susan, Lindsey, and Alex sit down with author Jasmine Cochran to talk about her latest book, Keep Waking Up in the Mourning, a collection of father-daughter experiences that will move and entertain you while highlighting the stresses of a loved one’s final moments and the trying days after loss. We hope this episode will help you navigate through grief and show you that it is possible to keep living and moving forward even after loss. JASMINE COCHRAN is an international speaker, writer, and inaugural Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus Poet Laureate  who brings stories to life. She enjoys traveling near and far, laughing too loudly, and taking naps. Her family of four lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast where they settled after five years of living abroad. After assisting more than 20 authors in birthing their literary dreams, Jasmine is giving life to her own.Keep Waking Up in the Mourning is an extended eulogy of Greg Walls, an attentive father, community advocate, Vietnam veteran, NASA retiree, star athlete, husband, grandfather, and friend. Between treatments and check-ups, Jasmine interviewed her father to gather material that would become a book about his eclectic life. 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. 45 The Word and the Wild with Kym Garraway-Braley
Nov 7 2023
Ep. 45 The Word and the Wild with Kym Garraway-Braley
​Kym Garraway-Braley is an artist with a zest for life that is vividly portrayed in her paintings, which feature vibrant colors along with everything she loves from God's creation. Her favorite subjects include florals, fruits, botanicals, wildlife, and children's themes, which she beautifully illustrates so that they seem to leap out at you. This creative artist is never one to claim praise for her work. She feels that her talent is a gift from God. "It is God's talent and God's Glory," she says. In addition to being an artist, Kym is a wildlife rehabber and part of the wildlife rehab group Wild at Heart. Kym has rescued hundreds of animals in her lifetime. Through this work, the Spirit of God has taught her many lessons about love, compassion, brokenness, and restoration. Kym is also the author of the book The Word and The Wild. This devotional book tells the stories of some of the animals Kym has worked with. But mainly, it's a book that will ground you in scripture and teach you about the love of God.You can find out more about Kym by visiting her website at www.kymgarraway.com, or by finding her on Facebook. 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. 44 Tending to Grief and the Science of Hope with Vicki Johnson
May 2 2023
Ep. 44 Tending to Grief and the Science of Hope with Vicki Johnson
Whether it's over the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, a friendship, or from going through the inevitable transitions of life, grieving is a reality we all face. In this episode, Susan and Lyerly talk with Rev. Dr. Vicki Johnson about the importance of tending to our grief and how hope helps us move forward through the pain of loss. Whether you're in a current season of grief or not, this episode will give you the tools to face life's diffculties with faith and resilience. VICKI JOHNSON has been coaching leaders of families and organizations since 2015. A devoted life-long learner and teacher, she delights in the way the coaching process unleashes deeply creative and authentic transformation for all those who see themselves as leaders. With coaching, she has found a natural fit and dynamic next step for her long-time passion of partnering with individuals and groups for discernment, decision, and action. You can find out more by visiting Vicki's website at www.coachingtheartofwellbeing.comThanks 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.