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Episode 79 - Open Hands Willing Heart - Vivian Mabuni

Vivian Mabuni is a dynamic Asian American author and speaker who is passionate about seeing God raise up a generation of leaders who will have a cultural and spiritual impact on campuses, families, churches and communities around the world.  After joining the staff with Cru 30 years ago, Vivian went on to serve on the campuses of UC Berkeley and UCLA. She served ten years with Epic, the Asian American ministry of Cru and currently works with Cru City partnering with leaders who seek to help serve the different communities in large metropolitan cities around the country.  As a speaker, Vivian is always an inspiration, Biblical sound and culturally relevant. She loves teaching about the bible, and its practical application to ministry and life. She has spoken at conferences, universities and churches across the country including the IF:Gathering, Women of Willow, UC Santa Barbara, Vanguard University, Biola University, QCommons, and she has been a keynote speaker at the CRU winter conferences in Portland, L.A., Denver, Indianapolis, Dallas and Atlanta.  Vivian lives in Southern California with her husband of 27 years, Darrin, and three wonderful kids, Jonathan, Michael, and Julia.

Vivian Mabuni is a dynamic Asian American author and speaker who is passionate about seeing God raise up a generation of leaders who will have a cultural and spiritual impact on campuses, families, churches and communities around the world.

After joining the staff with Cru 30 years ago, Vivian went on to serve on the campuses of UC Berkeley and UCLA. She served ten years with Epic, the Asian American ministry of Cru and currently works with Cru City partnering with leaders who seek to help serve the different communities in large metropolitan cities around the country.

As a speaker, Vivian is always an inspiration, Biblical sound and culturally relevant. She loves teaching about the bible, and its practical application to ministry and life. She has spoken at conferences, universities and churches across the country including the IF:Gathering, Women of Willow, UC Santa Barbara, Vanguard University, Biola University, QCommons, and she has been a keynote speaker at the CRU winter conferences in Portland, L.A., Denver, Indianapolis, Dallas and Atlanta.

Vivian lives in Southern California with her husband of 27 years, Darrin, and three wonderful kids, Jonathan, Michael, and Julia.

Episode 68 - Spiritual Formation - Jill Briscoe

Jill Briscoe was born in Liverpool England in 1935. Educated at Cambridge she taught school for a number of years before marrying Stuart and raising their three children. In addition to sharing with her husband in ministry with Torchbearers and in pastoring a church in the United States for 30 years, Jill has written more than 40 books, traveled on every continent teaching and encouraging, served on the boards of  Christianity Today  and World Relief, and now acts as Executive Editor of a magazine for women called   Just Between Us  . Jill can be heard regularly on the worldwide media ministry called  Telling the Truth . She is proud to be called “Nana” by 13 grandchildren.

Jill Briscoe was born in Liverpool England in 1935. Educated at Cambridge she taught school for a number of years before marrying Stuart and raising their three children. In addition to sharing with her husband in ministry with Torchbearers and in pastoring a church in the United States for 30 years, Jill has written more than 40 books, traveled on every continent teaching and encouraging, served on the boards of Christianity Today and World Relief, and now acts as Executive Editor of a magazine for women called Just Between Us. Jill can be heard regularly on the worldwide media ministry called Telling the Truth. She is proud to be called “Nana” by 13 grandchildren.

Telling the Truth

Dr. John Stott

Four Spiritual Laws

The Crown

The King’s Speech

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Downton Abbey

Winston Churchill Speech

Wish Wand (poem)

5 After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God’s servants through whom you believed the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us. 6 I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. 7 It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. 8 The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. 9 For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building. 1 Corinthians 3:5-9 NLT

Prayer That Works by Jill Briscoe

17 Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! 18 Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops. James 5:17-18

1Kings 19 (Elijah on the mountain)

IF:Gathering


Episode 59 - Spiritual Formation - Wrestling - Stephanie Spencer

Stephanie Spencer  is a question asker who never stops peering into the essence of things. She applies that to her work as an enneagram coach, an artist, and a scripture teacher with the nonprofit 40 Orchards.

Stephanie Spencer is a question asker who never stops peering into the essence of things. She applies that to her work as an enneagram coach, an artist, and a scripture teacher with the nonprofit 40 Orchards.

Stephanie Spencer
Instagram

40 orchards

The Critical Journey

English Lessons

“I am not what I have.
I am not what I do.
I am not what others say about me.
I am God’s beloved.”
Jonathan Merritt quoting Henri Nouwen

“The first half of life is to recognize how deeply we are beloved. The task of the second half of life is to recognize that everyone else is too.”
Stephanie quoting Richard Rohr