SPECIAL EPISODE: Rest & Recap
With Ben Reason
Episode 7 is an opportunity to rest.
Over the course of this four-part Episode, Tanya is joined Ben Reason, editor of the show and her husband of nearly 2 decades. Together they will remember and discuss some of the big themes of Season 1.
Through the lens of scripture, each Part in Episode 7 focuses on a guest from Season 1 and looks again at trust, God's love, what it means to hand our life and the lives of those we love over to God and what a spiritual family might look like. It's a chance to remember, reflect and link back in to God's Word.
Tanya and Ben share their perspectives on the scripture that has been most meaningful to each guest and share their personal reflections as parents and disciples of Christ. Ben shares some of his own experience as a father and impressions of motherhood and faith while working on the podcast and watching his wife walk through motherhood with Jesus.
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Photography by Priscilla DuPreez
All of the scriptures discussed are referenced below using the World English Bible version unless otherwise stated.
Part 1: How to Say "No" to Love
When the Woman saw that the tree looked like good eating and realized what she would get out of it—she’d know everything!—she took and ate the fruit and then gave some to her husband, and he ate.
Part 2: Keeping a Vigilant Heart
Yahweh himself is who goes before you. He will be with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be discouraged.”
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Whoever receives one such little child in my name receives me.
Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.
Part 3: Embracing a Spiritual Family
1 Timothy 4:12
Let no man despise your youth; but be an example to those who believe, in word, in your way of life, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity.
Psalm 84:9 The Passion Translation
God, your wraparound presence is our defense. In your kindness look upon the faces of your anointed ones.
Isaiah 54:2 NIV
Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.
Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you.
Part 4: How to Measure Value
Psalm 126:5 - 6
Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.
Psalm 78:3 - 4
Things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.
Deuteronomy 6:6 - 8
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.