We thought it would be fun to share some of our favorites with you this year and this month we're sharing our favorite podcasts.
After over a month in quarantine I've found that, while I've lost all my great "commute" listening time for podcasts since we don't have anywhere to go anymore, I've found some other good times to listen: Like, when I'm folding laundry for the millionth time or doing the trillions of dirty dishes we seem to produce in a day and sometimes, if I'm lucky, I listen while I'm having a solo bike ride after dinner to take deep breaths so we can do it all again tomorrow. All this to say, our team loves listening to other podcasts, and while we hope you're listening to the Into The Harvest Podcast above all others...we think you'll like these as well! Enjoy!
Abigail's Podcast Picks
The Glorious in the Mundane, by Christy Nockels: This podcast by worship leader Christy Nockels is often just the encouragement I need in the middle of my life as a wife and mother. The title alone tells you a lot. But Christy's calming voice speaking perspective into both the mundane, and the flat out difficult things of life, always calling the believer to something more; has brought inspiration and encouragement many a time. Episodes are on the longer side, but I will often listen to them in parts without any problem getting back into the episode.
Foundations, by Troy and Ruth Simons: A relatively recent podcast, which was started as a companion to the book of the same name, this podcast of husband and wife team is a great encouragement to any who desire to raise their children as disciples of Jesus. While I haven't read their book, I already love this podcast. Troy is a gifted teacher and as experienced parents of 6 boys, I've found their podcast motivating and helpful. Their latest episode entitled "8 keys to A Fruitful At-Home Schooling Day" is a must listen.
Sleepy Podcast, By Otis Gray: I've always had trouble sleeping, but nothing like a global pandemic to send even the best sleeper into full on anxiety territory! I recently had a friend tell me about this podcast, and I love it! It combines my love of classic literature with my even greater love of sleep! The reader reads the first few chapters of classic novels out loud in a low, quiet voice. I was afraid I'd get into the books and wouldn't fall asleep. But because he never reads more than a chapter or two, my mind seems to know there isn't a need to keep up. If you're having trouble telling your mind to slow down at the end of the day, you should give this podcast a try!
Andrew's Podcast Picks:
The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish: This is a very interesting conversation about mental models and a variety of other topics. Shane is one of the best interviewers I've listened to. Helps me learn while also gaining insight into modern materialist thinking frameworks that influence much of the culture today.
5 Minutes in Church History with Stephen Nichols: A power-packed weekly podcast that introduces listeners to events, theology and key figures from the last 2000 years of Christianity. A must listen for anyone who wants to know, "How did we get here?" And at only 5 minutes an episode, it is very easy to keep up with!