INSPIRATIONS_0085 Inspiration Generation- Advent and anticipation

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The season of advent is a time of spiritual wating and anticipation.  Hosts Christina Sizemore and Bridgette Mongeon share their thoughts and prayers in this reflective time. Bridgette shares how she is using the book Sacred Attention throughout advent and the liturgical calendar.

sacred attention and the advent calendar.

Sacred Atteention Margaret McGee walks us through the liturgical Calendar.

Listening time approximately 15 minutes



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INSPIRATIONS-0083 Generations- Dying to self, trusting God and journals

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Host Bridgette Mongeon  and Christian Sizemore from time to time share their hope  and inspiration of the third co host Barbara Ingersoll.  Today they talk about Faith, Dying to self and trusting God as they share their thoughts and words.  An excerpt from Barbara Ingersoll’s journal. 

Listening time approximately 32 minutes

“Since you permit all things in my life Father. It is by Your divine will and ordering that each and every person that comes into the radius of my being, is there. You allow or send each one for your purpose, for your honor and glory.”

Barbara’s Journal March 18th 1983

three women share their faith

Journaling, being vulnerable, spreading hope is what each woman hopes to do with these podcasts. A reading and recollection of faith through their own personal jounrals.

Barbara Ingersoll- was the third host of the Inspirations/Generations podcast. She was the inspiration behind the ministry of this podcast. The podcast began as a way for an invalid women to continue to minister. It was her hope that her life and struggles would speak to others.
She was also the third generation in the “Generations of Christian Women who share their thoughts about different issues and aspects of life.”
As the mother of cohost Bridgette Mongeon and the grandmother of cohost Christian Sizemore she has left nearly 40 years of journals. From time to time the women continue their conversations with Barbara Ingersoll by sharing her journal entries.   To read more about Barbara visit the host bios web page on the Godsword.net website. Barbara Ingersoll- Year of birth 1935 —2009
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Turning 50 and podcasting- Thinking back to….

It is strange. Maybe it is because I saw Noel Paul Stookey (The Paul of Peter, Paul and Mary.) at the C.S. Lewis Writers Conference this past month or maybe it is because I am turning 50. As I was contemplating the direction of the podcast, the profound influence that other generations and other people have had on my life, I thought about the music that I used to listen to in the 70’s, when I first came to know the Lord.

Music can change your life. Especially music that you worshipped to so many years ago. The 70’s were not that far away for me, but in many ways they are very far away. My daughter and cohost of the podcasts Christina Sizemore does not know some of the music I listened to. I have contacted many of these people to see if they will interview with us. To thank them for their ministry, see where they are now in their life, and also to see their generational blessings of faith.

Besides growing up with Noel Paul Stookey’s “The Wedding Song” and even Peter Paul and Mary’s “If I had a Hammer.”

There are so many others.

Boby Dylan is a legend in himself. Coming to know the Lord and writing such songs as “Serve Somebody” and putting out an album “Slow Train Coming” was a bold thing to do. I loved this little piece.

Who could not have been moved by the wonderful music and life of Keith and Melody Green?


How shocked we were when God took him and two of his children home. He was 28, Josiah was 3, and Bethany was 2.

2nd Chapter of Acts caused me to praise God.


I fell in love with Reba Rambo- my favorite song was “All Day Dinner” However, I could not find that song. I do think of it often when I am praising God.

And Chuck Girard and Love Song.

Chuck, we were all trying to connect things back then. And yes, that is Katherine Kuhlman.

I remember as a teen and listening to Christian music. I also loved rock and roll, but believe it or not, many thought teens who gave their life over to the Lord and still listened to rock and roll were somehow backslidden.

I cried over the thought of having to give up my albums. I could not understand this thought process. I was so thankful when Petra came out with this song. And claimed outright “God Gave Rock and Roll to You!”
It was a bold statement.

Of course one of the musicians that affected my life the most was Amy Grant. Amy and I are almost the exact same age. We celebrate our birthdays just 18 days apart. Happy 50th Amy Grant.

As I was growing up I celebrated her achievements and was encouraged to pick up the guitar more seriously when I heard her first album recorded at age 18. Though I had favorites from that first album, “Mountain Top” stays in my mind.
How uplifting was the song “More Than Conquerers,”by Janny Grien . I cannot find it on You Tube. But it is in this you tube video at about :38 Sorry it is an advertisment video. It is all I could find on this artist.

Honey Tree was a little subued compared to the others, but I loved her spirit.

And I’ll Rise Again With Dallas Holm

BJ Thomas was known for his music way before he turned his life over to the Lord. As a little girl I sang “Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head.” But as a teen I sang “What a Difference You Have Made in My Life.”

I have loved the guitar playing and music of Phil Keaggy. There is a spirit in this playing.
All of this reminiscing has made me want to get albums from each of these people.



There are so many more.
But I must mention later in my 20’s I became pregnant and in my 4th month suffered a miscarriage. I was so devastated. At that point someone gave me John Michael Talbot’s album. Oh my, the meditative words and songs of this album healed my heart and soul. I was sorry when they took the album back.

INSPIRATIONS-0079 Generations- Interview on Sacred Attention and Haiku

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sacred art spiritual practice of haiku

A wonderful book to learn Haiku and bring it into a spiritual practice and sacred art.

Host Bridgette Mongeon introduces some wonderful resources for creative and sacred times for self and bible study. Author Margaret McGee talks about her two books Haiku – The Sacred Art: A Spiritual Practice in Three Lines and Sacred Attention: A Spiritual Practice for Finding God in the Moment.

Listening time approximately 34.13 minutes


Hosts-Bridgette Mongeon and Christina Sizemore
Listening time approximately 22 minutes.
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  • sacred attention and the advent calendar.

    Sacred Attention Margaret McGee walks us through the advent Calendar.


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INSPIRATIONS_0078 Creative Christians – Thinking outside the box with Dr. Suz.

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Hosts Bridgette and Christiana, talk with Dr. Suz about going outside your box with your creativity and your walk with God.

Dr. Suzy Carroll: An expert in the field of Educational Psychology with a specialization in the gifted, talented, and creative population. Dr. Suz is a certified Christ-based Counselor. Her website- My Theophany.


Hosts-Bridgette Mongeon and Christina Sizemore

Listening time approximately 22.54 minutes


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