Category Archives: Podcasts

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    The Importance of Community

    Posted on April 4, 2019 by in Podcasts

    In this episode, hosts John and Shannon Newton talk about how authentic community has shaped their lives, especially during their recent move. Whether you are single or married, community can play an important role in your life, though it often takes courage to get past the awkwardness that comes with being known.

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    Making Time for God During the Noise of Life

    Posted on March 26, 2019 by in Podcasts

    In this episode of Hope for Restless Hearts, host John Newton talks about the Church season of Lent. You know, our society loves speed and noise, and we often fill our free time with distractions. But how can we turn off the noise in order to focus on the presence of the Lord in our […]

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    The Hope of Spring

    Posted on March 20, 2019 by in Podcasts

    In this episode of Hope for Restless Hearts, host John Newton talks about his love of the springtime. From beautiful flowers to longer days, the season reminds us that winter is not forever and that God has not forgotten His creation.

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    Navigating Life’s Changes

    Posted on February 3, 2019 by in Podcasts

    In this episode of Hope for Restless Hearts, hosts John and Shannon Newton talk about how change has affected their own lives and offer tips on how to better navigate life’s transitions. Do you like change? Does it give you energy? Or does it make you turn into a ball of anxiety and insecurity?

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    Ebenezer: Remembering God’s Help Through Physical Things

    Posted on January 27, 2019 by in Podcasts

    In this episode of Hope for Restless Hearts, hosts John and Shannon Newton talk about the importance of keeping physical reminders of times when God has helped you. Often called “Ebenezers,” stones, notes, cards and other items can be very helpful during times of restlessness.

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    Mysteries and Why We Need Them

    Posted on January 14, 2019 by in Podcasts

    In this episode of Hope for Restless Hearts, hosts John and Shannon Newton talk about how our society hates — and yet loves — mysteries. But while the world’s great enigmas often inspire great imagination, they can also cause a lot of restlessness in our hearts, especially when the mysteries relate to things of God.

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    Avoiding the Dangers of ‘What If’

    Posted on December 12, 2018 by in Podcasts

    In this episode of Hope for Restless Hearts, host John Newton talks about rediscovering his newspaper cartoon collection and the lesson that one cartoon taught him about the dangers of dwelling on the “what ifs” that come into our minds. How do we avoid the dangers of dwelling on possible future scenarios and getting worried […]

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    Santa Claus and Our Search For God

    Posted on December 4, 2018 by in Podcasts

    Our Western culture uses the myth of Santa Claus to fill the God-shaped hole that exists inside every person. But who was the real Santa Claus? And what does our current legend of Santa reveal about what we want God to be like?

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    Stressed for the Holidays?

    Posted on November 29, 2018 by in Podcasts

    Family, money, grief… many things seem to take our joy away this time of year. Focusing on Jesus becomes difficult, despite it being His birthday season! What can we do to keep Jesus at the forefront of our hearts and minds this Christmas?

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    Who Am I? Searching for Identity

    Posted on November 19, 2018 by in Podcasts

    Who are you? What do you do? If you were to summarize your identity in one sentence, what would you write or say? Can you even do it? It seems that we are in constant search for an identity that satisfies us — or satisfies those around us. But how can we better approach this search with God’s perspective in mind?

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