The Road Home to You

Real conversations about mental health and faith

A New Rhythm

March 31, 2020
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The rhythms of life that we’ve all grown so accustomed to have found themselves turned upside-down. What does it look like to find a new rhythm? Join me for a quick look at what it means for us, so far as well as what to expect in the near future.

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Scripture Read:

Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message)

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Special thanks to The Jingle Punks for the use of their song, “Dusty Road” as our intro and outro.

This episode was recorded, edited and produced at 4G’s Studios in Sandy, Oregon. Copyright 2020. All rights reserved.

 

Stomping Out Anxiety: Interview with Caris Snider

March 24, 2020
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In a time when everything feels a little less than certain, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by anxiety. Today, I sit down and talk with Caris Snider, author of “Anxiety Elephants: A 31-Day Devotional to Help Stomp Out Your Anxiety.”

As a business owner, speaker, worship leader, wife, and mom, Caris looked like she had it all together. But like so many, she found herself at the end of the road, realizing she had two options: Give up or look up. Fortunately, Caris bravely faced the unknown with the help of her doctors, family, and friends and learned how to contend with her anxiety.

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It was an honor to have a conversation with Caris about her own journey through anxiety, especially as the entire world is facing with these topsy-turvy times in the midst of a global pandemic. Caris’ story offers hope and encouragement as she learned what it means to carry one another’s burdens and rest in God.

More About Caris:

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This Week’s Joys:

“The Blessing” by Elevation Worship

“Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel

“Psalm 23 – Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy” by Shane and Shane

 

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Special thanks to The Jingle Punks for the use of their song, “Dusty Road” as our intro and outro.

This episode was recorded remotely, edited and produced at 4G’s Studios in Sandy, Oregon. Copyright 2020. All rights reserved.

Rest Stop: Psalm 33 & 34

March 19, 2020
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In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to rest in God’s word. This week, we find ourselves in Psalm 33 and 34 with verses such as these:

“Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart rejoices in Him, because we trust in His holy name. Let Your lovingkindness, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in You.” (Ps. 33:20-22)

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Ps. 34:18)

Listen to Psalm 33 and 34 Here

Friends, our God is bigger than any virus. This did not take him by surprise. We can be assured that God is still God and He is still good, even as we face these weird days of uncertainty. One thing remains: God is faithful to accomplish all that He’s established.

 

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This episode was recorded, edited and produced at 4G’s Studios in Sandy, Oregon. 2020. All rights reserved.

Quarantivities for the Soul

March 17, 2020
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Anxiety, fear, grief, anger…these and so many more are the emotions that so many are feeling during these uncertain Corona Virus times.

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Today, Matt and I have a long-distance conversation about some of the ways we can not only take comfort in the promises of God during this time, but also very specific activities (or, as our daughter has dubbed them “quarantivities”) to fill our time wisely and with fun!

It must be said that in the less than 24 hours since recording this, things have changed here in the US and also with me, Brandy. While much of our conversation is focused on dealing with anxiety, I rather ironically, have been feeling my fair share of it. That being said, I remembered this conversation and took a dose of my own advice (“listen to music” and “turn off the news for a minute”) and am feeling markedly better.

This isn’t just lip service. This advice is practical and beneficial. I hope you take it and share it with people you love.

Self-Care and Activities During Quarantine:

1. Pray
2. Read the Bible: Psalms are great – try Psalm 23
3. Journal
4. Write letters and send them to loved ones
5. Listen to music you love
6. Spend time with your kids: Conversations, shooting hoops, video games, reading books, crafts, etc…
7. Go for a walk: fresh air + Vitamin D = good for ya!
8. Jigsaw puzzles
9. Complete your To-Do List: or at least knock it down – all those projects that you’re saving for “someday”
10. Work on a dream project: write the book, learn the instrument, read the series…

Things to Avoid:

1. Steady stream of news: Stay informed, but don’t only feed on a media diet of the news
2. Hours of Social Media: See above…
3. Binging on Netflix for the entire time: Give yourself limits and keep your body and brain active

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health during this time, so don’t neglect it!

If you’re struggling with depression or thoughts of self-harm, please contact the

Suicide Hotline:

1-800-273-8255

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This episode was recorded remotely and edited and produced at 4G’s Studios in Sandy, Oregon. Copyright 2020. All rights reserved.

Rest Stop: Psalm 31 & 32

March 12, 2020
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How often does it feel like the whole world is not only against you but reveling in your defeat? The psalmist, David, understood those feelings but also knew and declared the truth of who God is and who God says we are meant to be.

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Listen to this week’s Psalms and find encouragement, all you who hope in the Lord.

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Special thanks to the 126er’s for the use of their song, “Rainy Sundays” as our intro and outro.

The New American Standard Bible is used by permission from The Lockman Foundation.

The episode was recorded, edited and produced at 4G’s Studios in Sandy, Oregon. 2020. All rights reserved.

Rest Stop: Psalm 29 & 30

March 6, 2020
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God is good. All the time. How often do we forget His faithfulness, though?

Join Brandy for a quick rest stop where we’ll reflect on God’s glory as we hear the heart of David cry out and give praise.

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Don’t forget to check out this week’s all-new episode on recovery. We’ll be dropping full episodes every Tuesday full of great content about mental health in the context of faith. We’ll continue our rest stops every Friday, as we set the activities of the week aside and spend some time unwinding from the busyness of life.

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Special thanks to the 126er’s for the use of their song, “Rainy Sundays” as our intro and outro.

The New American Standard Bible is used by permission from The Lockman Foundation.

This episode was recorded, edited, and produced at 4G’s Studios in Sandy, Oregon. 2020. All rights reserved.

 

Recovery: What It Is and Who It’s For (clue…everyone)

March 3, 2020
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Welcome to the New & Improved The Road Home to You!

We’re going to start off this re-launch with Matt and Brandy in the studio talking about changes you can expect to see as the show moves forward as well as what’s been happening as they’ve been leading Genesis for Change Groups.

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Table of Contents

:50 Intro to Relaunching The Road Home to You
3:05 Why you should listen to TRHTY
5:45 Talking about mental health is important
6:50 Mental health in the context of faith
10:25 Authentic conversations with real people need to happen
11:41 Name Your Monster
13:00 Structure of show – what to expect moving forward
13:52 Call to Action – Be A Guest!
14:20 Recovery – Genesis Groups
16:25 What is Genesis?
21:10 What is the Limbic System?
23:35 Recovery means being honest & taking risks
26:10 Vulnerability in men and leaders
35:29 Progress of Recovery
45:04 Call to Action – Join a Genesis group
47:41 Upcoming Guests
48:55 Call to Action – Subscribe and Share!
50:10 Thank You’s
51:05 Blooper

The Road Home to You

“Offering hope and faith in Jesus to those wounded by others, stuck in addiction or afflicted by the storms of life.”

Genesis Groups

The Genesis Process for Change Groups are meant to happen in the context of relationship. You may gain some insight simply by going through the work on your own, but true recovery comes as learn to trust again, which can only happen as we interact with other people. You may be able to find a Genesis group at a local church. If not, feel free to contact Brandy for further information.

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Upcoming Episodes

Join Brandy next week for a discussion with guest, Brandi Voth, as we talk about this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, women’s empowerment, and human sex trafficking.

Future topics will also include infidelity, Biblical meditation, alcohol recovery, and so much more!

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Special Thanks

Thanks to the Jingle Punks for the use of their song, “Dusty Road” as our intro and outro.

This episode was recorded, edited and produced at 4G’s Studios in Sandy, Oregon. 2020. All rights reserved.

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