I am very excited to share my very first podcast with through this blog post! I have wanted to do this for a long time. The idea is to provide you with an extended “concert moment,” with three ways to experience peace and rest, inspiration and creativity in your life today:
Part 1 – You will hear a short, personal life story to inspire your journey.
Part 2 – You will be able to listen to a full-length melody to help you pause and reflect on a specific aspect of your life.
Part 3 – You will be able to consider a few questions to encourage and challenge you to live a better story.
I started piano lessons at age six, growing up in North Carolina. There was a giant sweet gum tree across the street from our house. It seemed a hundred feet high. I didn’t know it then, but climbing to the top was stirring a longing for wonder and adventure in life. This got pressed down as I got older and struggled to find safety, security and success.
I hope you will make the time to listen. It may stir up some great memories of your childhood. Maybe there is something it will encourage you to pursue. Something good and true you have thought about doing for a long time. I would love to hear your comments and will respond personally…
[buzzsprout episode=’56615′ player=’true’]
awesome podcast! We used to gather stuff from the yard, sand, flowers, grass, pine needles, etc. and make soup in a sand bucket, instead of mud pies! I climed trees too! so much fun! My neighbors and I used to play softball with a big plastic bat and plastic ball in the front yard. I think if we just pause from our busy day and take some time to focus on God, we can bring that childlike faith back and also take a little time and enjoy what we enjoyed as a child, like for me, origami, basket weaving, bike riding, horseback riding. So many good memories!
Stanton Lanier says
Tammy, thank you so much for your words of encouragement. I am glad you enjoyed this first podcast, and am happy to hear about the childhood memories it stirred up. Your words are a perfect description of what I hope people will experience from these podcasts and my blog too. I hope to release one podcast per month, so please stay tuned. I am working to set up the blog page to make it easier to subscribe, etc. All God’s best to you, Stanton
I happened to hear a segment of your music on Moody Radio today and so went to your website and eventually found my way here. I enjoyed the podcast so much and look forward to more! In this busy world, I find that I do not take enough time to reflect and to think on good things as Phil. 4:8 tells us to do. I would love to gather some friends who I know need healing and encouragement (that would be all of us) and sit together, relisten to your podcast, then share our memories and thoughts as prompted by your questions. Thank you again for your music and for using your talents in such a way as to honor God and to bless others.
Stanton Lanier says
Hi Margaret, thank you so much for your comments. Please forgive me for not replying sooner. I am grateful for your thoughts and created this blog as a place to interact. I love your idea about a group gathering for a podcast listen. What a great blessing and encouragement to me today! I will keep creating and sharing. All God’s best to you…