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INDEX OF EPISODES

All episodes of TRACKS FOR THE JOURNEY podcast and videos are indexed by TITLE, DATE, TOPICS, and LINKS. Click to use this searchable Google Sheets INDEX

View the Discovery Video

What is Tracks for the Journey all about? This short video tells the resources, the elements of Well-being, and the benefits for you!

 SELECTED EPISODES

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Breaking Bias for Better Living

“I wear glasses to correct the distortions in my vision. Everyone has some biases that distort our perception of the world. Some of these thought patterns cause us to stumble in relationships, work, or lifestyle. When we break those biases we can enjoy better living. In this episode I explore common biases, connect with the Disciples of Jesus on a wild night voyage, and offer some ways to change the biased thoughts that can hold us back from well-being.”

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Lessons from my Billion-Year-Old Friend

"If you visit me at the Bright Star Farm, you’ll see something amazing. The centerpiece of a Prayer Garden is a red granite rock, round and smooth, the size of a soccer ball. Dark streaks mark its surface amid hues of red. Just a rock, you might ask? No. This magnificent stone is a billion-year-old witness to the work of God. Sitting near it I am called to unite my life with the universal energy of the Divine."

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Don't Sabotage Your Well-being

Danger! You may be sabotaging your own well-being! Uncover the ways we hinder our happiness in the newest episode of Tracks for the Journey. It’s vital to avoid the twin saboteurs of “Fearing Your Fears” and “Confusing Feelings with Facts.” In this episode I share a story of Nazi sabotage, the help Jasmine found, and inspiration from a jailbird. Join me to explore ways to foil the plot within and build greater well-being.

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Can God Make You Healthy?

All of us care about having good physical health. We deal with illness, practice good habits, and watch our calories, right? When things go wrong, we can struggle with big questions about what we are doing and even God’s place in this quest. Can God make you healthy?
 

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Unleash the Now!

The ticking seconds of the clock—could they be the signal God is moving across my life and yours? My Granddad's clock is a treasured timepiece here at the Bright Star Ranch. Jesus never heard that sound but knew so much about time. He demonstrated every moment brings the possibility of insight, miracle, renewal, or fulfillment. As the new year unfolds, it's important to explore how we can unleash the Now-Moments for greater well-being. 

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Travel to Your Well-being

Travel starts with a big question: Where am I going? We can expand the question to our life experience. Where am I going in this journey of life? Research shows well-being is enhanced by exploring the worlds outside of us and within us. Join me to discover ways of growth through explore places around us and inside us. We can travel for our well-being

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Listen Up!
 

How good are we at listening to each other? Scientists have been listening for signals from aliens. Sadly, none have been received. In our relationships we give and receive signals every moment. Improving these skills are vital for well-being. This episode explores ways to improve our listening to build better relationships. (Photo by 1195798 on pixabay.com)

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Creating a Climate Comfort Zone

The climate is acting crazy but we don’t need to do the same! The climate crisis is not a future threat but upon us now. In this episode of TRACKS FOR THE JOURNEY I explore ecotheology that leads to tangible actions each of us can take as stewards of the Earth. Join me and Pope Francis as we seek a new climate comfort zone. (Photo by A.Frijns on pixabay.com)

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Affirming Transgendered Care

Transgendered youth and their parents have rights to determine their gender identity. But laws across America are trying to take away this fundamental freedom. Join me to understand the issues and the reasons this is bad for them, for you, and for the kingdom of God. Let’s affirm transgender rights in this episode of Tracks for the Journey.

Transgender, LBGTIA, Ethics, Gender Dysphoria

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Myth of Christian Nationalism

The myth of Christian Nationalism is creeping across America in this Independence season. The ideology weds fundamentalist faith and regressive politics to undermine our democracy. We should stand against this bad theology, bad political history, and bad racism. Explore with me the timely topic “The Myth of Christian Nationalism.” 

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Politics, church and State, Bigotry, Jesus

Gals, Guys, and God

Today’s headlines tell the story of a struggle for equality that has persisted for millennia. Women and men are equally human but not equal in rights and opportunity. To understand what’s happening in this struggle for wellbeing, we must explore history, theology, and psychology. Join me in this episode about “Gals, Guys, and God.” 

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Women, Patriarchy, Misogyny, Equality

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Sex is Okay with God

Sex commands center stage in our society today, filling the headlines with debate and the websites with erotica. Can we find a healthier sexuality through theology, ethics, and science? I think so, as the title of this Tracks for the Journey episode says, "Sex is Okay with God."

In this episode I discuss the basic vocabulary we need but don't really know. I dig into some of the Bible material beyond just the simple proof texts, especially surrounding LBGTIA issues. Finally, the principles of sex as good and fidelity as central are presented.

Listen here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/907723/episodes/10426891

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Sex, LGBTIA, Gay rights, Ethics

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