A Musing

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A Musing with Host, Heather RandallEvery Friday at 5 p.m. EST/ 4 p.m. CST(30 minute show)What if every thought is a seedling from our Heavenly Father, our one true muse, pointing us to something we need to know? Let’s embrace the freedom to wonder, take the invitation to explore and learn everything He has to teach us in this amazing journey of life.Website: Heatherrandall.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/HeatherMRandallFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Heather.Marie.RandallInstagram: http://instagram.com/cwaheather

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Today I'll be covering the constellation Taurus, its decans: Orion, Eridanus, and Auriga. Together, we'll pour over scripture as we learn about the coming Judge, get the full circle explanation of Virgo's branch and rejoice in the promise of a Great Shepherd. I'll also share a bit about recurring dreams. Don't miss this episode!

Aug 2020

46 min 34 sec

In today's episode our focus is on Aries and its three decans: Cassiopeia, Cetus and Perseus. This constellation is a lover's tale, a hero's tale and a marriage contract forged in stardust. If you need an infusion of hope or reassurance that you are loved by a mighty God, don't miss this episode!Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-78-star-crossed-lovers-constellations-and-dreams-series

Aug 2020

37 min 10 sec

Today we are going to learn about Pisces and its decan constellations, The Band, Andromeda and Cepheus. You can find my notes for this episode at http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-77-bands-of-death-and-chains-of-hell-constellations-and-dreams-series

Jul 2020

44 min 39 sec

Today we are giving our focus to understanding the message God gives through the constellation Aquarius and its decans (Piscis Austrinis, Pegasus, and Cygnus).

Jul 2020

17 min 11 sec

Today we are studying Capricornus and its decans (Sagitta, Aquila and Delphinus). We will also review Matthew 5:1-16 looking carefully at the Beatitudes and how they correlate with the first 9 constellations. Show notes can be found at http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-75-capricornus-and-the-beatitudes-in-the-sky-constellations-and-dreams-series

Jul 2020

27 min 40 sec

Today we are studying Sagittarius and its decans, Lyra, Ara and Draco. There is a map within Sagittarius depicting the path into the celestial Holy of Holies, mirrored by both its Biblical, earthly counterpart and our bodies. Learn the message of the Archer's arrow and how it relates to you.

Jun 2020

25 min 41 sec

Today we are continuing our study of constellations and dreams as we look at the constellation Scorpio. Learn how this constellation points to the big picture of Christ's Victory and the enemy's ultimate defeat. Identify what God is showing you through the stars in the heavens and learn what he expects from you as a result of that knowledge. My notes for this episode are posted at:http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-73-the-prophetic-message-of-scorpio-constellations-and-dreams-series

Jun 2020

26 min 33 sec

Join me today as I share the message of the constellation Libra. Learn how the brightest star in Libra points to you and begs you to look up and acknowledge that your redeemer is near. You'll also learn about warning dreams and what to do when you receive one.

Jun 2020

26 min 28 sec

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:19 In today's episode we will learn principles of pondering from the lives of Joseph (the dreaming son of Jacob) and Mary (the virgin mother of Jesus). I'll share a key principle of dream analysis, teach what I've learned about Virgo and her decans, cover how these things point to Christ and explain how we can apply this knowledge to our lives today. Join me as we set out to ponder with purpose the goodness of God. A season of suffering is a small assignment when compared to the reward. Rather than begrudge your problem, explore it. Ponder it. And most of all, use it. Use it to the glory of God. ~Max LucadoMy show notes are posted at http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-71-the-principle-of-pondering-constellations-and-dreams-series

May 2020

55 min 28 sec

Today's episode is part disclaimer, part encouragement and part introduction for a brand new podcast series focused on constellations and dreams. In the coming weeks I will be sharing what I lean about the historic understanding and Biblical value of constellations and dreams and how God speaks, teaches and involves us through them. I invite you to visit http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-70-being-a-learner-constellations-and-dreams-series-introduction where you can access today's show notes featuring all of the resources I will be consulting in this series so you can study along with me.

May 2020

30 min 37 sec

Today we are concluding our long study of The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. In this episode, we'll talk about critical spirits, divisive tactics, earthly attachment, fear in action and the path to freedom.You can find notes on this episode (including Scriptures read) at http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-69-the-enemy-wins-studying-screwtape-finale

Apr 2020

1 hr

Join me today as we continue our study of The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis with Chapters 20-25. Topics covered in today's episode include hope, overcoming attacks of the enemy, the important choice of relationship partners, worry, man's perceived control of time and his desire for ownership, who we really belong to, righteous love, influence, seasons, and the consistency of God.Find today's scriptures and show notes at http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-68-studying-screwtape-part-10

Apr 2020

53 min 25 sec

Today we're continuing our study of The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis with Chapters 14-20. This is a whirlwind episode. I'll be covering a lot of big concepts today including: humility, how we view time, some of the ways the church accidentally partners with the enemy, gluttony and appetite, God's hope for the family and the enemy's intent to exploit our love. My notes for this episode are posted at http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-67-virtue-and-vices-studying-screwtape-part-9

Apr 2020

31 min 9 sec

Today we're continuing our study of The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis with Chapters 11, 12 and 13. We are talking about the cunning craftiness of the enemy as they attempt to mutate innocent fun and pure joy into course jokes and a flippant attitude. We'll also study repentance and the power of grace. You can find my notes online at http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons

Mar 2020

34 min 20 sec

As we continue our study of The Screwtape Letters we'll be diving into Chapters 8 and 9 to understand Screwtape's use of the term "trough period" to describe a period of dryness in a believer's faith. We'll grow to view these times of testing as a point between blessings. Hope is on the other side. We'll also cover Chapter 10 with its warning against compromise. You can find scriptures and resources for this episode at http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-65-the-trough-period-studying-screwtape-part-7

Mar 2020

32 min 13 sec

Today, in Episode 64 we are covering Chapters 5-7 of The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. We will be discussing faith, virtue, suspense, anxiety, fear and the danger of living in extremes. This episode and the cooresponding book chapters will teach us to guard against:1. False hope2. Compromised Faith3. The Religion of Fear4. Worship of extremes

Mar 2020

37 min 41 sec

Today we are looking at a line from the fourth chapter of The Screwtape Letters that reads: It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out. What valuable God-ideas are being omitted from your consciousness? Stay alert to the reality that the enemy desperately wants to divide your attention, keeping you distracted, forgetful and negligent of God's ways. Pay attention!Scriptures for this episode and accompanying resources can be found at http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-63-pay-attention-studying-screwtape-part-5

Feb 2020

38 min 15 sec

Join me as we continue our series on The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. Today we are looking at Screwtape's third letter which focuses on the enemy's attack on the family by sowing division between mothers and sons. If you are just joining the study, you can hear part 1 at https://www.spreaker.com/user/cwaradio/amusingep-59 part two is at https://www.spreaker.com/user/cwaradio/amusingep-60part 3 is at https://www.spreaker.com/user/cwaradio/amusingep-61

Jan 2020

33 min 40 sec

Join me as we continue our series on The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. Today we are looking at letter 2 found in the second chapter.If you are just joining the study, you can hear part 1 athttp://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-59-studying-screwtape-part-1. part two is at https://www.spreaker.com/user/cwaradio/amusingep-60Today we'll go over some warnings for the church and advice for the new believer. You can find my show notes at http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-61-studying-screwtape-part-3

Jan 2020

25 min 33 sec

Today we are continuing our series on The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, finishing up letter 1.If you missed it, you can hear part 1 athttp://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-59-studying-screwtape-part-1. Today we'll challenge Screwtape's ancient and faulty beliefs that God is unfamiliar, the enemy's ways are more accessible and that the ordinary is ineffective. Boy will Screwtape be surprised!

Dec 2019

22 min 9 sec

In today's episode I will be sharing my word for 2020 and launching an intense study of The Screwtape Letters. Grab your bible and a copy of The Screwtape Letters on Amazon or download as a free pdf or audio book (see links below). In this episode I'll be covering a very small section of Letter 1, isolating 6 lies Screwtape writes and challenging them with Scripture. We'll look at materialism and its risks. Visit http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-59-studying-screwtape-part-1 for today's show notesOrder a physical copy on Amazon or borrow it from your local library.​The Screw Letters free eBook in PDF: http://www.samizdat.qc.ca/arts/lit/PDFs/ScrewtapeLetters_CSL.pdf​Audio on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLACV2a5eRXiVwoCv7hVznwlcckIWqbL-m&v=SBxpcGfznosFree Screwtape Study Guide​: https://www.cslewisinstitute.org/webfm_send/770

Dec 2019

39 min 59 sec

Episode 58 is a bite sides episode, short and sweet. After all, the holidays are approaching and nobody's got time for this, right? Plus, my Mom will be in town and I want to soak up every free minute with her. So what are we talking about today? We are tackling some common challenges we are bound to experience this season and giving ourselves 3 needed permissions. Go ahead and click play!You can find notes on this episode at http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-58-the-introverts-holiday-permission-slip

Nov 2019

6 min 58 sec

In today's episode I will cover:*the definition of an introvert*the science behind introversion*benefits and risks involved with being an introvert*How God uses our natural bent*Introverts in the Bible*The value of Solitude*Working with what God gave us to reach a World that needs Him*The importance of listening for JesusYou can find my notes and resources for this episode at http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-57-how-to-reach-the-world-as-an-introvert

Nov 2019

41 min 5 sec

Today I'm diving into God's Word to understand the functions, causes and purpose of our instinct, intuition and discernment. What activated our instincts? Why do we have them?How do our instincts and intuition differ?What is discernment and how can we feed it?Find these answers and more in Episode 56. For my scripture list and notes, hop over to http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-56-the-role-of-instinct-intuition-and-discernment

Oct 2019

24 min 5 sec

Today we are exploring scripture to understand principles of faith and how they present in our intuition. Should we be led by our regrets, our hearts, our gut, hunches, feelings or the Spirit of God? What does His leading look and feel like? How should we respond to the intuitive inner voice of the Spirit whispering inwardly? Are faith and intuition linked?Find all of my scriptures and references at http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-55-what-is-intuition-and-when-should-you-trust-it

Oct 2019

34 min 23 sec

Today I'm completing our conversation on Empathy by discussing how we can be a ministry of empathy in a world that is poor in Spirit and hungry for the truth of God.Learn more at http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-54-the-ministry-of-empathy

Oct 2019

34 min 14 sec

We are continuing our topic on empathy. This week we will focus on eight forms of empathy found in the New Testament. They are:1. Empathy from God to Mankind2. Empathy between God and Jesus3. Empathy between sons and Mothers4. Empathy from Jesus to His prophets5. Empathy from Jesus to the World/ future believers6. Jesus' empathy for his disciples7. Empathy from one to another8. A King's empathy for His subjectsFind more info and resources for this episode topic, visit: http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-53-empathy-in-the-new-testament

Oct 2019

36 min 36 sec

You will want your Bible and a notebook handy. Today we are looking at 6 forms of empathy exampled in the Old Testament.They are: 1. God's empathy for his people/ Creator's empathy for His creation 2. A leader's empathy for their fellow man 3. A Mother's empathy for her son 4. A leader's empathy for fellow leaders 5. A prophet's empathy a King 6. A King's empathy for his subjectsFind more info and resources for this episode topic, visit http://www.heatherrandall.com/solo-seasons/episode-52-empathy-in-the-old-testament

Sep 2019

41 min 41 sec

Today I'm addressing the question "what is empathy?" I'll also look at what an empath is, if a believer can be one and if so, is it a true spiritual gift?

Sep 2019

21 min 5 sec

Today I'm celebrating 50 episodes as your host! I'm so excited. This is going to be a great episode! It's so funny, but God will keep saying the same thing through different mouthpieces until His message clicks in our spirits. That's what I hope happens today. Join me as I reflect on and highlight the threads of knowledge that God has woven together through each interview of this last season. It's remarkable that God would see fit to even use humanity at all. How much more beautiful it is when He builds a common, united theme within His body? Let's take note of that message and open our hearts to the voice of the Holy Spirit today. Don't miss this celebration!

Aug 2019

48 min 15 sec

Kyerra Johnson-Massey is a Trauma Survivor with a passion to bring awareness and prevention to the suicide epidemic. Today she joins me to share her story and what her foundation is doing to educate communities about suicide prevention. Connect with Kyerra online at:Website: https://www.wespeakfoundation.org/Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Kyerra-Johnson-Massey-276954862996209/You can also learn more about Kyerra on her guest page at http://www.heatherrandall.com/podcastguests/kyerra-johnson-massey

Aug 2019

50 min 57 sec

Fellow Podcaster, Merritt Onsa, is joining me on Episode 48 (airing August 16th, 2019). Merritt will share about how she recognized and obeyed God's prompts to start a podcast and then host a ladies retreat a year later. Plan to listen!Connect with Merritt online atWebsite: merrittonsa.comInstagram: @merrittjo Twitter @merritto Facebook: Devoted DreamersYou can also learn more about Merritt on her guest page located at http://www.heatherrandall.com/podcastguests/merritt-onsa

Aug 2019

44 min 49 sec

My guest today is speaker and Marriage Coach, Julie Landreth. Julie will share about her curriculum called Wife Lab (TM) and we'll chat about marriage, ministry and the importance of prayer and obedience. Don't miss it! Connect with Julie online at:Website: www.julielandreth.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/julielandreth/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/speakerJulieLandreth/You can also learn more about Julie on her guest page at http://www.heatherrandall.com/podcastguests/julie-landreth

Aug 2019

59 min 50 sec

Today I'm talking with multi-published Author and Relationship expert, Joyce Fields. We discuss marriage and parenting and her books The Best Way to Keep a Man is to Let Him Go (among other things) and Mother’s Dozen: An Easy Recipe for Raising GREAT Kids!Connect with Joyce at Website: http://GoodShortBooks.comBlog: http://www.lineofserenity.wordpress.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/joyce.fields.311Twitter: https://twitter.com/goodshortbooksInstagram: ​https://www.instagram.com/jjfields7/Or visit my Guest page at http://www.heatherrandall.com/podcastguests/the-guest-book.Note: In this episode Joyce mentions the scientific belief of infants beginning as female at conception. This was a new idea to me. Here is an article on that: https://www.sciencealert.com/watch-we-were-once-all-female

Aug 2019

49 min 40 sec

Today I'm joined by Master Financial Coach, Karen Ford. Karen and I discuss money matters with a focus on budgeting and preparing teens financially for adulthood.Connect with Karen online at:Website: https://karenford.org/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moneymanaging/Or visit Karen's Guest Page on my website at http://www.heatherrandall.com/podcastguests/karen-ford

Jul 2019

40 min 45 sec

Today Author, Cyd Notter and I discuss her new book, The "Plan A" Diet. Her book combines whole food, plant based nutrition with timeless wisdom from scripture.

Jul 2019

36 min 39 sec

Today's guest is Sharon Wilharm. When Sharon received her calling, God didn't give all of the details. It was a future she couldn't have comprehended or planned for, but God always knew her path and He kept her on it. In this episode, Sharon and I discuss the art of patiently waiting on God to advance your calling and reveal His plan.Listen as she shares her unexpected journey into filmmaking and the "God moment" when she realized she had, in fact, been ministering all along through her unique talents. If you are in a season of waiting, eager for God to open doors and clear the path so you can live into your calling as you've imagined it, please don't miss this episode. Connect with Sharon at: Sharon’s speaker page Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharonwilharmspeaker/Sharon’s website: www.sharonwilharm.comSharon’s blog: www.faithflix.comSharon’s blog on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faithflixfilms/Sharon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharonWilharmSharon on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sharonwilharm/boards/Sharon’s movie website: www.summerof67.comOr learn more about this guest at http://www.heatherrandall.com/podcastguests/sharon-wilharm

Jul 2019

35 min 11 sec

On today's episode, Pastor's Wife and YouTuber, Simi John, shares her salvation story and how God has used her past for His glory. You can connect with Simi at:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simijohn/Blog/Website: simijohn.tvYouTube:https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCjd4wbzw-UhWbNkrv6__p8A The YouTube video mentioned in this episode can be found at https://youtu.be/odQ7D5agMxI

Jul 2019

36 min 45 sec

Today's Guest is author, Courtney Cohen. We'll be discussing her upcoming release, The Sacred Shadow: Enter Into the Daily Mystery of God's Kingdom. Connect with Courtney at:Author/Speaker Page: http://nowfound.org/speaking/courtneycohenFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/IAmNowFound/Blog: http://nowfound.org/ministriesVimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/channels/nowfoundOr learn more at http://www.heatherrandall.com/podcastguests/courtneycohenYou can pre-order your copy of The Sacred Shadow at http://nowfoundpublishing.com/shop/the-sacred-shadow/

Jun 2019

27 min 16 sec

This episode is an extended encore of episode two, Pondering the Rebellious Shadow. I'm laying some ground work this week in preparation for next week's guest. Through this replay, I hope you will note the way God connects like minds for His purpose and reminded of God's desire to partner with you.

Jun 2019

20 min 58 sec

Today author, Shelly D. Templin, joins me to discuss faith and how to support it through seasons of struggle. Listen and learn some tips for facing your faith barriers head on. Visit http://www.heatherrandall.com/podcastguests to learn about Shelly and all of the great guest I have lined up this summer. Connect with Shelly online at:Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sdtemplin/chuckles-in-the-chaos/Facebook: www.facebook.com/chucklesinthechaosInstagram: https://twitter.com/sdtemplinTwitter: https://twitter.com/sdtemplin​Her blog: www.shellydtemplin.com

Jun 2019

26 min 59 sec

Today I'm joined by guest, Julie Plagens, to discuss her book Estranged: Finding Hope When Your Family Falls Apart. If you are dealing with a family estrangement, please don't miss this encouraging episode. You can order your copy of Estranged at https://www.amazon.com/Estranged-Finding-Family-Falls-Apart-ebook/dp/B07PBYB8N4/Try before you buy. This blog post gives a free preview of the book: https://momremade.com/your-family-rift/Connect with Julie online at:Her blog: momremade.com/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/julieaplagens/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/momremade/Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/628239597606364/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/momremade/Twitter: https://twitter.com/momremadeFamily estrangement is a growing issue in the church. It is very likely that you or someone you know is in need of this encouragement. Please consider sharing this episode with a friend. Thanks for listening!

Jun 2019

37 min 38 sec

Today I'm talking about joy. I'll share the varying meanings of the word joy and how they are each used in Scripture. I'll also give 6 uses for joy in our lives. Through the summer months I will be breaking from my usual format to interview some amazing guests. If you would like to chat with me as a guest, visit http://www.heatherrandall.com/podcastguests and fill out the guest request form. Thank for listening!

May 2019

30 min 3 sec

Today I'm sharing a "God Assignment" that had me looking at tough issues in scripture, and in my own life, to give the reason for the hope that I have.

May 2019

27 min 23 sec

"And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged;" Genesis 8:1Are you in a long period of waiting? Maybe you're waiting for answers, waiting for release, or just waiting for the next step. God remembers you.Join me today as we discuss "The Ark Season". I'll also break down my "life verse" and tie it all together.If you are feeling forgotten and need a bit of encouragement, you don't want to miss today's episode.

May 2019

27 min 45 sec

Today on A Musing, I'm talking about Mother's Day and expressing empathy for women on all sides of this issue (those missing their moms, single moms,women battling infertility, mothers who have lost a child, women who don't desire motherhood but still love big, and mothers who have the joy of loving on their children every day).

May 2019

15 min

Today I'm talking about how to cultivate an intelligent heart and a wise ear. I'll also talk about how God speaks and the importance of storing His Word in our heart. Please consider inviting your friends and family to listen every Friday at 5 EST/ 4 CST on The CWA Radio Network. You can also find episodes of A Musing on Spotify and iTunes. Follow A Musing on instagram instagram.com/a_musingpodcast/ or my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AMusingPodcast/

May 2019

18 min 52 sec

In this episode of A Musing, I'm talking about the dangers of entitlement, the benefits of mercy, and the importance of getting to the place where we can sing Dayenu (it is sufficient).

Apr 2019

19 min 55 sec

Today I tackle the question of what to do when God doesn't do what you think He should. I share candidly about my recent conversation with God and hope you can relate to (and learn from) my experiences over the last couple of weeks of asking God the big question "Why?"

Apr 2019

24 min 59 sec

In today's episode of A Musing I'm talking about the importance of applying scripture personally. I'll share an example of my own process while looking at the Parable of the Good Samaritan.

Apr 2019

16 min 43 sec