What is it to listen? To listen, to truly listen is to attend to, to take in, to receive. To listen to another is one of the greatest acts of love we can ever give. To pay attention. To be present. To empty out of our striving to be heard and instead to hear. To listen to the sounds of our daily life, the sound of our spouse or children breathing their sleep; to hear the sounds in our sky and on our street; to hear the rhythm of our workmates steps in the halls; to attend to the craft and love bound into the music we resonate with – all of it calls for our attendance and acknowledgement. How much more to listen to the Voice of God, everywhere present with us and ever speaking if we would but attend and recognise it. Learning to be still is the first step of listening. Learning to love is its culmination.
Graham Cooke, beloved speaker and author of 20+ books, offers us a series of podcasts inviting us to explore some of the more radiant and lesser known perspectives of the Christian faith. Highly Recommended!!
In the continuing series from the Anselm Society discussing the unique call of the Christian artist ("centric genius"), Brian Brown interviews Lancia E. Smith about her work with The Cultivating Project and the work of making whole artists.
In this not to be missed podcast, Heidi White of FORMA magazine interviews The Cultivating Project founder Lancia E. Smith about creativity, the origins of Cultivating, and the power of community.
In this lecture from Anselm's 2019 Rocky Mountain Artists' Retreat, Lancia Smith explores the relationship between being true to your calling, and loving your audience--and reveals how relationships can strengthen our calling.