Good Life: Conversation with Jeff Strong
Good Life — Welcome to a Wild and Precious conversation with Jeff Strong, pastor of Nelson Covenant Church [https://nelsoncovenant.com/]. Our  conversation begins as we dive in with the idea of a rule of life — Jeff speaks about the most recent time he worked on his, which was during vocational formation to become pastor in the Covenant church. We move from there to the idea of balancing our authentic selves with being together in relationship in the world. Mindfulness, listening to our bodies
Jul 30, 2020
(reading time: 2 min.)

Good Life — Welcome to a Wild and Precious conversation with Jeff Strong, pastor of Nelson Covenant Church.

Our  conversation begins as we dive in with the idea of a rule of life — Jeff speaks about the most recent time he worked on his, which was during vocational formation to become pastor in the Covenant church.

We move from there to the idea of balancing our authentic selves with being together in relationship in the world. Mindfulness, listening to our bodies, expressing our emotions — even the negative ones — and being aware of what those emotions really are. It’s all part of the whole.

Being in the world — feeling at home in our own skin but also feeling at ease in our relationships with others. How? Well, we don’t come to any definitive 3 point plans by any means but we do narrow it down to the importance of getting still and listening to God’s voice — and the all important — LOVE.


What we talked about:

  • First,  The brass tacks: what even is a rule of life?
  • Second,   We move into the idea of expressing yourself, knowing what you are even feeling, mindfulness, and listening to your body for clues.
  • Third,   Going deeper — we all yearn to feel at ease in the world, in relationship with ourselves and others. How can we do this? Through time spent with that “third ballast” (Jeff’s words) God.
  • Fourth,  IT all comes down to love.

Notes:

Onward to connection! Look for the Monday morning newsletter,  and a conversation  from the Wild and Precious podcast episode on Thursday with  Cate Baio of Cate Baio Transformational Coaching.

The  Underbelly Project: A weekly workout for your emotional strength and          flexibility. If  you’re not afraid to get dusty and maybe shed a  few tears together, join  me and let’s get emotionally strong!

And please, if you know anyone who might like to share this journey, share this project. Excited to stay in the arena with you.

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