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The JourneyWISE Podcast

with Shane Stanford, Ronnie Kent, & James Kent

Life is filled with moments of happiness and sadness; excitement and disappointment; clarity and confusion. Hosts Shane Stanford, Ronnie Kent and James Kent engage in conversations exploring he intersection of Faith & Wellness to help navigate those life experiences that take us off-course. JourneyWise offers encouragement and lessons on making each step matter through relationship with Jesus.

ALL EPISODES:

May 22, 2024
Discover the power of intellectual wellness with Ronnie and James Kent in this enlightening episode of the Journey Wise podcast. As they discuss how to intentionally work out your brain and embrace lifelong learning, they draw connections between mental growth and spiritual development. The hosts provide actionable tips for integrating faith into your intellectual journey, ensuring that your mind stays sharp and aligned with your spiritual values. Whether you're interested in personal development or seeking a deeper connection with God, this episode offers a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.
May 15, 2024
Welcome back to Journey Wise, where hosts Ronnie and James Kent guide you through the intersection of faith and wellness. This podcast delivers actionable advice to tackle life's hurdles, integrating spiritual and physical health. In this second part episode, we learn about social wellness, the critical role of relationships, and how to maintain emotional health, all anchored in Christian values. Join us each week to uncover how faith and wellness can work together to create a balanced, thriving life.
May 8, 2024
This week on the Journey Wise podcast, Ronnie and James Kent offer a unique blend of biblical wisdom and wellness advice designed to support your spiritual and physical journey. Each episode tackles different facets of life's voyage, from nurturing relationships to enhancing personal well-being, all through the teachings of Christ. Discover practical steps to stay course in your faith and health.
May 1, 2024
Dive back into our comprehensive discussion on health with a spiritual twist in the second part of our Wellness Dimensions episode. Hosted by the father-son duo, Drs. Ronnie and James Kent, this podcast explores how Christian faith influences various aspects of wellness, from physical to vocational. Listeners will gain unique perspectives on integrating faith into daily practices for a healthier, more centered life.
April 24, 2024
Join Drs. Ronnie and James Kent on You Matter as they explore the intersection of faith and wellness. This series provides listeners with practical tips to overcome life's challenges through a biblical lens, focusing on physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health. Whether you want to deepen your faith or find practical wellness strategies, this podcast offers valuable insights into living a balanced, fulfilling life.
April 17, 2024
This episode of Journey Wise unpacks the unique "X-factor" that faith introduces to personal motivation and discipline, highlighting how spiritual insights and practices can empower us. Whether you're struggling with personal motivation or seeking spiritual depth, this discussion on John 15:5 and Romans 7 provides biblical wisdom for nurturing a growth mindset and a disciplined life through the Holy Spirit.
April 10, 2024
Dive into this week's episode of Journey Wise, where spirituality and health go hand in hand. Discover the biblical perspective on exercise and how it fits into the greatest commandment of loving God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. The Kents share personal stories, practical advice, and tips on overcoming the hurdles of starting an exercise regimen, focusing on long-term benefits for both body and spirit.
April 3, 2024
This episode tackles the often-complicated relationship between faith, food, and body image. Learn how to combat shame and negative self-perception through the lens of faith, with actionable steps toward nutritional wellness. The hosts share insights into how scripture and a supportive community can guide you toward a more compassionate and healthy approach to eating.
March 27, 2024
Rest easy with the Journey Wise podcast in part 2 of our sleep episode as we continue to explore the significance of sleep. In this episode, Shane Stanford, Ronnie Kent, and James Kent unpack the biblical perspectives on rest and the modern challenges to achieving quality sleep. Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation that bridges the gap between science and faith, offering listeners a holistic approach to wellness.
March 20, 2024
The latest episode of Journey Wise takes a comprehensive look at sleep and its profound effects on our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Our hosts and experts share personal stories, medical insights, and biblical wisdom to guide listeners towards achieving restful sleep. Tune in to find practical tips for overcoming common sleep challenges and discover the intersection of faith, wellness, and rest in this enlightening conversation.
March 13, 2024
Join Shane Stanford, Dr. Ronny Kent, and Dr. James Kent in a profound exploration of faith during life's toughest challenges. This episode of Journey Wise dives into 'The Dark Night of the Soul,' discussing how moments of darkness can lead to greater spiritual depth and wellness. Learn practical tips for navigating these challenging experiences and how they can strengthen your relationship with God. Perfect for anyone seeking solace and understanding in their faith journey.
March 6, 2024
Join Shane Stanford, Ronnie Kent, and James Kent on 'JourneyWise' as they delve into the transformative power of integrating faith and wellness into daily life. This episode offers practical tips and inspiring discussions aimed at strengthening your spiritual journey and providing the tools to navigate life's ups and downs through the lens of scripture. Discover how to make scripture a foundational pillar in your quest for wellness and purpose.
February 21, 2024
Self care seems to be a trendy phrase these days but have you ever really thought about the importance of self care. And, as Christians how “soul care” plays into our well-being inside out to be who God wants us to be? In this week's JourneyWise conversation, Shane, Ronnie and James take a look at the importance of both–how our self-health effects each of us physically, emotionally and spiritually in our relationships with each other and with God.
February 7, 2024
Welcome back to JourneyWise. Have you ever felt a tug to do something different? That you need to consider changing the trajectory of your life? Listen in this week as Shane, Ronnie and James each share how they found themselves taking different paths in their careers than the ones they were initially headed. Whether you are just starting a journey, looking for a new challenge, or circumstances put you in a “need to change“ situation, this conversation allows for grace and understanding through the process.
January 31, 2024
The JourneyWise hosts are back this week with a conversation on how we can practice “grieving well” in times of loss. Whether it's the grief following the death of a loved one or the loss of a relationship, Shane, Ronnie, and James discuss how one works through grief in the time immediately following that loss and beyond. They discuss different stages such as “emotional adrenaline” and avoidance, while also stressing the importance of find routine and encouragers for the journey to aid in navigating healing. If you are in a place of grief of loss and would like someone to pray for or with you, we encourage you to visit the JourneyWise prayer wall on our website, https://journeywise.network/prayer-wall/, where you will find a place to share your request with our team of pastors and counselors.
January 24, 2024
January is a time for fresh starts and organizing but the pressure to be better organized for many people can be daunting, creating feelings of anxiety and adding stress to our relationships. This week, our self-described “unorganized sufferers” hosts talk about their own disorganized traits, root causes, self-awareness, and how they handle being better for themselves and their relationships. Their take-aways in this episode will be helpful to all – whether the “disorganized one” or the person on top of their game who wants to understand their unorganized friend, spouse or co-worker.
January 17, 2024
Welcome back to JourneyWise! Many of us experience loneliness from time to time. However, for some, loneliness is an affliction which is deep-rooted and can take over our lives. This week, Shane, Ronnie and James explore what causes some to feel loneliness more significantly than others and some of the psychological explanations of what happens with relationships for those who are lonely and depressed. Finally, our hosts discuss how building relationships with the Father and with Jesus can be a source of connection to help come out of periods of loneliness.
January 10, 2024
Welcome back! Shane, Ronnie and James continue the conversation about resolutions – why we make them, what they are really about, and how to pack them with scripture. You may want to grab your Bible as you follow along today as the guys offer great Biblical references to guide you through the New Year using Jesus as your journey partner.
January 3, 2024
Welcome to Season 3 of JourneyWise! What better conversation could we have in the context of Faith & Wellness for the New Year than Resolutions? Hosts Shane, Ronnie and James examine resolutions: if they are a good or bad thing, if they are for everyone, and if you make resolutions, what is the best way to frame them for success? Listen in for practical advise on how to approach changes you’ve set through intrinsic motivation* and accountability.
November 15, 2023
Welcome back to JourneyWise! As we go about our days doing life, there are times when we look up and realize that life is "doing" us. Tough times are going to happen. In this episode, Shane, Ronnie, and James remind us that God planned for the troubling times and provided us with the ultimate coping mechanism – the Word! Not only do we have scripture to guide us, but we also have the promise of Heaven. Listen in as the guys discuss how leaning into both the promise and our faith is a vital roadmap to navigating the tough times.
November 8, 2023
Welcome to JourneyWise. This week’s episode addresses the subject of building healthy relationships. From conflicts (fight or flight) to communication (how you say it is as important as how you hear it) to forgiveness (got to put in the work), Shane, Ronnie, and James touch on each area and offer not only practical advice but share stories of their strategies being put into action. The most difficult thing to do in a relationship sometimes is to forgive but James reminds us that as Christians, when we remember we are forgiven and at what cost, forgiving is easy.
November 1, 2023
Welcome back to JourneyWise. Join our hosts as they tackle the tough topic of loss and grief. Ronnie shares the story of losing his father who had a stroke, fell into a 12-year stroke-induced coma, and passed away. Shane, James, and Ronnie give perspective on the 5 stages of grief that we all work through upon the loss of a loved one and remind us through scripture we know that God intends for us to love and invest in others even at the risk of losing everything. Jesus tell us in the Beatitudes “blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted” and Paul tells us that God comforts us so that we can comfort others.
October 25, 2023
Welcome back to JourneyWise! This week, Shane and Ronnie invite you to sit in on their laughter-filled banter with best-selling author, speaker, and great friend of JourneyWise, Laurie Beth Jones. Laurie Beth developed The Path Elements, a personality profile system based on the 4 elements from which God created everything - earth, water, wind, and fire. Using our own element profiles combined with her book The Path, we can set priorities by following Jesus’ example of His simple mission statement - He came that we may live life abundantly. Grab a cup of coffee and laugh along with this great conversation among friends about profiles, relationships, and priorities.
October 19, 2023
Welcome to JourneyWise! We continue the conversation with Dr. Pokey Stanford and James Kent about school and education, answering questions of how to help your child who you sense or know has learning or behavioral challenges. From anxiety to developmental disabilities, parents need to communicate with schools, advocate for their children and seek like-minded parents to walk the journey with them. Resources: If you suspect your child is struggling with Anxiety, ask your pediatrician to perform the GAD 7 – Generalized Anxiety Disorder assessment. For more information on IDEA – Individual Disabilities Education Act – https://sites.ed.gov/idea/ If you have any questions about how to start conversations with your child’s doctor or school you can reach any of our hosts or guests at: annl@moorewestcenter.org (please note the topic of your question in the subject line).
October 19, 2023
Welcome back to JourneyWise! This week we invite education specialist Dr. Pokey Stanford to talk strategy for setting your kids up for success in school. Dr. Stanford and our hosts give sound advice on establishing routines, communication with your kids and their teachers and navigating the curveballs of life that can affect children and how they respond in a classroom. Whether you are well into the school year currently, on a break from year-round school, or homeschooling, the approaches and tips presented in this episode can be introduced at any time to create an environment for favorable results in school and at home! For more information on school/home strategies, you can contact Dr. Stanford at info@moorewestcenter.org and note Dr. Pokey in the subject line.
October 12, 2023
Welcome back to JourneyWise! Join Shane, Ronnie, and James as they discuss the "hows" and "whys" of navigating a difficult diagnosis and give you practical advice for putting your best foot forward in spite of it. God does not abandon us in these situations; He provides the strength to handle the turmoil---both physical and mental---that comes from troubling medical issues. Through a relationship with God, we can weather any storm that comes our way!
October 2, 2023
Welcome to Season 2 of JourneyWise! Shane and Ronnie welcome psychotherapist Dr. James Kent as a third host. Together, they will explore practical questions about health and relationships through this season. In this episode, the guys break down the basis of the intersection of a person’s faith and a healthy life – God’s greatest commandment to love your neighbor as yourself. Through Jesus’ words in Mark and His own walk among others, we can learn better how the whole person is so important in order for us to be faithful to God’s instruction. Mark 12:30 (NIV) 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[f] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[g] There is no commandment greater than these.”
January 24, 2023
Season 1 comes to an end with a conversation about change and transition. This first year of building the JourneyWise ministry included some twists and turns the team had to navigate along the way. Through some of those stories, Shane and Ronnie remind us we can always lean into the curves life throws by walking in relationship with Jesus.
January 24, 2023
The first 12 years of children’s lives are pivotal and parents for the most part are inundated with the “must-have” and “must-do” advice and information that bombards them. In today's episode, Shane and Ronnie discuss stories of Jesus’ early years and how scripture tells us of the challenges Mary and Joseph faced raising the Son of God. Imagine the heavy responsibility they felt trying to balance raising their earthly child (discipline) and preparing Him as God intended (the Messiah)! Listen in and hear a little of what comes after the nativity.
January 24, 2023
Becoming a parent for the first time is wonderful but there are moments of uncertainty as well. This week, Shane and Ronnie continue their conversation about the birth of Jesus. They share what they felt and their fears when their own children were born and compare what Mary and Joseph must have been feeling as they traveled to Bethlehem. The fear and burden of responsibility Joseph must have felt after Jesus’ birth was full of challenges similar to present day fathers. Listen in as our hosts share how they lean into God for guidance as fathers to their children.
December 19, 2022
The journey to the manger was far from ordinary for Mary and Joseph. Shane and Ronnie begin a series on the nativity and how our own journeys both differ and are similar to Jesus’ earthly parents. From the implications of their situation to the family of origin that shaped how they responded to God’s plan for His son’s arrival into the world, Mary and Joseph’s not so ordinary journey was remarkable in so many ways as we consider our own families and relationships during the time leading up to Christmas.
December 6, 2022
This week Shane explains the origin of the name JourneyWise and then he and Ronnie dive into why the journey is as important than the final destination. God has a plan for our journeys and it’s up to us to be open to direction He has for us. And - are you wondering what’s up with the mason jars? Listen through to the end for the first “Mason Jar Moment” take away.
December 9, 2022
This week Shane explains the origin of the name JourneyWise and then he and Ronnie dive into why the journey is as important than the final destination. God has a plan for our journeys and it’s up to us to be open to direction He has for us. And - are you wondering what’s up with the mason jars? Listen through to the end for the first “Mason Jar Moment” take away.
November 23, 2022
Season 1 Episode 4 This week’s conversation with Ronnie and Shane continues as Shane shares the journey that led him to becoming a minister. Leaning toward law school, Shane continued to hear God’s voice pulling him into full-time ministry. Listen in as he explains how he navigated the intersection of his desire to be a litigator and the Lord’s calling to pastor.
November 8, 2022
Season 1 Episode 3 We all love to hear stories of people’s journeys to a particular season of life, how they come to live in a particular place or choose careers. This week, Ronnie shares how he became to be a pediatrician. As with many of us, Ronnie’s path to medical school was not straight nor necessarily planned but as with everything, God had a plan and it is clear He was paving the way for Ronnie in his journey to becoming a doctor and then opening a clinic to treat children and adolescents with ADHD.
November 1, 2022
Season 1 Episode 2 Shane and Ronnie continue sharing stories along their journey as their relationship transitioned from patient/doctor to friends. On a day they agreed to meet and talk through some specific struggles, they realized God had placed the same verse on their hearts that very morning to share with each other - before they met. That wasn’t coincidence! Listen as they tell how that verse on that day answers the question “Why do bad things happen to good people?”. After the break, a new season of life brings new obstacles for Shane to navigate as he reaches the time he had to begin telling others of his HIV status, the start of his career as a pastor and wanting to have children. Ronnie’s role during that season as friend, providing guidance through life experience and sharing his faith reminds us that our relationship with Jesus will carry us through the imperfect life in which we live.
October 30, 2022
We are all on a Journey somewhere. Best friends for over 30 years, Author/Pastor Dr. Shane Stanford and Dr. Ronnie Kent invite you to listen in as they share stories and lessons and teach us what it means to be JourneyWISE through our relationship with Jesus Christ. Through His 30 year ministry, Jesus was the master navigator. Dr.’s Shane & Ronnie guide on using our faith to make every step and encounter matter along our own journey. They want to help others learn that knowing where we are going, how we are getting there and understanding the impact of everything we see along the way is the start to becoming WISE along the Way. Grab a mason jar of your favorite beverage, and join your new friends for the journey.

Journey Wise in A Journey to Intellectual Fulfillment Pt. 1 | S1E19

By JourneyWise
Discover the power of intellectual wellness with Ronnie and James Kent in this enlightening episode of the Journey Wise podcast. As they discuss how to intentionally work out your brain and embrace lifelong learning, they draw connections between mental growth and spiritual development. The hosts provide actionable tips for integrating faith into your intellectual journey, ensuring that your mind stays sharp and aligned with your spiritual values. Whether you're interested in personal development or seeking a deeper connection with God, this episode offers a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

Season 3, Episode 17 – “Exploring Social Wellness in Christianity Pt. 2”

By JourneyWise
Welcome back to Journey Wise, where hosts Ronnie and James Kent guide you through the intersection of faith and wellness. This podcast delivers actionable advice to tackle life's hurdles, integrating spiritual and physical health. In this second part episode, we learn about social wellness, the critical role of relationships, and how to maintain emotional health, all anchored in Christian values. Join us each week to uncover how faith and wellness can work together to create a balanced, thriving life.

Season 3, Episode 16 – “Exploring Social Wellness in Christianity”

By JourneyWise
This week on the Journey Wise podcast, Ronnie and James Kent offer a unique blend of biblical wisdom and wellness advice designed to support your spiritual and physical journey. Each episode tackles different facets of life's voyage, from nurturing relationships to enhancing personal well-being, all through the teachings of Christ. Discover practical steps to stay course in your faith and health.

Season 3, Episode 15 – “Eight Dimensions of Wellness From a Christian Perspective Pt.2”

By JourneyWise
Dive back into our comprehensive discussion on health with a spiritual twist in the second part of our Wellness Dimensions episode. Hosted by the father-son duo, Drs. Ronnie and James Kent, this podcast explores how Christian faith influences various aspects of wellness, from physical to vocational. Listeners will gain unique perspectives on integrating faith into daily practices for a healthier, more centered life.

Season 3, Episode 14 – “Eight Dimensions of Wellness From a Christian Perspective Pt.1”

By JourneyWise
Join Drs. Ronnie and James Kent on You Matter as they explore the intersection of faith and wellness. This series provides listeners with practical tips to overcome life's challenges through a biblical lens, focusing on physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health. Whether you want to deepen your faith or find practical wellness strategies, this podcast offers valuable insights into living a balanced, fulfilling life.

Season 3, Episode 13 – “Harnessing the X-Factor of Faith”

By JourneyWise
This episode of Journey Wise unpacks the unique "X-factor" that faith introduces to personal motivation and discipline, highlighting how spiritual insights and practices can empower us. Whether you're struggling with personal motivation or seeking spiritual depth, this discussion on John 15:5 and Romans 7 provides biblical wisdom for nurturing a growth mindset and a disciplined life through the Holy Spirit.

Season 3, Episode 12 – “The Spiritual Side of Exercise”

By JourneyWise
Dive into this week's episode of Journey Wise, where spirituality and health go hand in hand. Discover the biblical perspective on exercise and how it fits into the greatest commandment of loving God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. The Kents share personal stories, practical advice, and tips on overcoming the hurdles of starting an exercise regimen, focusing on long-term benefits for both body and spirit.

Season 3, Episode 11 – “Wellness by the Word: A Spiritual Approach to Healthy Living”

By JourneyWise
This episode tackles the often-complicated relationship between faith, food, and body image. Learn how to combat shame and negative self-perception through the lens of faith, with actionable steps toward nutritional wellness. The hosts share insights into how scripture and a supportive community can guide you toward a more compassionate and healthy approach to eating.

Season 3, Episode 10 – “Finding Rest in a Restless World: A Journey Wise Exploration – Part 2”

By JourneyWise
Rest easy with the Journey Wise podcast in part 2 of our sleep episode as we continue to explore the significance of sleep. In this episode, Shane Stanford, Ronnie Kent, and James Kent unpack the biblical perspectives on rest and the modern challenges to achieving quality sleep. Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation that bridges the gap between science and faith, offering listeners a holistic approach to wellness.

Season 3, Episode 9 – “Finding Rest in a Restless World: A Journey Wise Exploration – Part 1”

By JourneyWise
The latest episode of Journey Wise takes a comprehensive look at sleep and its profound effects on our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Our hosts and experts share personal stories, medical insights, and biblical wisdom to guide listeners towards achieving restful sleep. Tune in to find practical tips for overcoming common sleep challenges and discover the intersection of faith, wellness, and rest in this enlightening conversation.

Season 3, Episode 8 – “Finding Light in the Darkness: The Journey Wise Podcast on the ‘Dark Night of the Soul’”

By JourneyWise
Join Shane Stanford, Dr. Ronny Kent, and Dr. James Kent in a profound exploration of faith during life's toughest challenges. This episode of Journey Wise dives into 'The Dark Night of the Soul,' discussing how moments of darkness can lead to greater spiritual depth and wellness. Learn practical tips for navigating these challenging experiences and how they can strengthen your relationship with God. Perfect for anyone seeking solace and understanding in their faith journey.

Season 3, Episode 7 – “Unlocking the Power of Scripture in Daily Life”

By JourneyWise
Join Shane Stanford, Ronnie Kent, and James Kent on 'JourneyWise' as they delve into the transformative power of integrating faith and wellness into daily life. This episode offers practical tips and inspiring discussions aimed at strengthening your spiritual journey and providing the tools to navigate life's ups and downs through the lens of scripture. Discover how to make scripture a foundational pillar in your quest for wellness and purpose.

Season 3, Episode 6 – “Self & Soul Care”

By JourneyWise
Self care seems to be a trendy phrase these days but have you ever really thought about the importance of self care. And, as Christians how “soul care” plays into our well-being inside out to be who God wants us to be? In this week's JourneyWise conversation, Shane, Ronnie and James take a look at the importance of both–how our self-health effects each of us physically, emotionally and spiritually in our relationships with each other and with God.

Season 3, Episode 5 – “Navigating the 180’s of Life”

By JourneyWise
Welcome back to JourneyWise. Have you ever felt a tug to do something different? That you need to consider changing the trajectory of your life? Listen in this week as Shane, Ronnie and James each share how they found themselves taking different paths in their careers than the ones they were initially headed. Whether you are just starting a journey, looking for a new challenge, or circumstances put you in a “need to change“ situation, this conversation allows for grace and understanding through the process.

Season 3, Episode 4 – “Loss, Grieving Well, and Healing”

By JourneyWise
The JourneyWise hosts are back this week with a conversation on how we can practice “grieving well” in times of loss. Whether it's the grief following the death of a loved one or the loss of a relationship, Shane, Ronnie, and James discuss how one works through grief in the time immediately following that loss and beyond. They discuss different stages such as “emotional adrenaline” and avoidance, while also stressing the importance of find routine and encouragers for the journey to aid in navigating healing. If you are in a place of grief of loss and would like someone to pray for or with you, we encourage you to visit the JourneyWise prayer wall on our website, https://journeywise.network/prayer-wall/, where you will find a place to share your request with our team of pastors and counselors.

Season 3, Episode 3 – “Disorganization – a.k.a. ‘Decision Paralysis’”

By JourneyWise
January is a time for fresh starts and organizing but the pressure to be better organized for many people can be daunting, creating feelings of anxiety and adding stress to our relationships. This week, our self-described “unorganized sufferers” hosts talk about their own disorganized traits, root causes, self-awareness, and how they handle being better for themselves and their relationships. Their take-aways in this episode will be helpful to all – whether the “disorganized one” or the person on top of their game who wants to understand their unorganized friend, spouse or co-worker.

Season 3, Episode 2 – “Addressing Loneliness & Relationship with Jesus”

By JourneyWise
Welcome back to JourneyWise! Many of us experience loneliness from time to time. However, for some, loneliness is an affliction which is deep-rooted and can take over our lives. This week, Shane, Ronnie and James explore what causes some to feel loneliness more significantly than others and some of the psychological explanations of what happens with relationships for those who are lonely and depressed. Finally, our hosts discuss how building relationships with the Father and with Jesus can be a source of connection to help come out of periods of loneliness.

Season 3, Episode 1 – “So You Made a Resolution… Now What?”

By JourneyWise
Welcome back! Shane, Ronnie and James continue the conversation about resolutions – why we make them, what they are really about, and how to pack them with scripture. You may want to grab your Bible as you follow along today as the guys offer great Biblical references to guide you through the New Year using Jesus as your journey partner.

Season 3, Episode 1 – “Resolutions – Maybe Not For Everyone”

By JourneyWise
Welcome to Season 3 of JourneyWise! What better conversation could we have in the context of Faith & Wellness for the New Year than Resolutions? Hosts Shane, Ronnie and James examine resolutions: if they are a good or bad thing, if they are for everyone, and if you make resolutions, what is the best way to frame them for success? Listen in for practical advise on how to approach changes you’ve set through intrinsic motivation* and accountability.

Season 2, Episode 8 – “When The Walk Gets Tough”

By JourneyWise
Welcome back to JourneyWise! As we go about our days doing life, there are times when we look up and realize that life is "doing" us. Tough times are going to happen. In this episode, Shane, Ronnie, and James remind us that God planned for the troubling times and provided us with the ultimate coping mechanism – the Word! Not only do we have scripture to guide us, but we also have the promise of Heaven. Listen in as the guys discuss how leaning into both the promise and our faith is a vital roadmap to navigating the tough times.

Season 2, Episode 7 – “Two Steps Back to Stronger Relationships”

By JourneyWise
Welcome to JourneyWise. This week’s episode addresses the subject of building healthy relationships. From conflicts (fight or flight) to communication (how you say it is as important as how you hear it) to forgiveness (got to put in the work), Shane, Ronnie, and James touch on each area and offer not only practical advice but share stories of their strategies being put into action. The most difficult thing to do in a relationship sometimes is to forgive but James reminds us that as Christians, when we remember we are forgiven and at what cost, forgiving is easy.

Season 2, Episode 6 – “Managing Grief”

By JourneyWise
Welcome back to JourneyWise. Join our hosts as they tackle the tough topic of loss and grief. Ronnie shares the story of losing his father who had a stroke, fell into a 12-year stroke-induced coma, and passed away. Shane, James, and Ronnie give perspective on the 5 stages of grief that we all work through upon the loss of a loved one and remind us through scripture we know that God intends for us to love and invest in others even at the risk of losing everything. Jesus tell us in the Beatitudes “blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted” and Paul tells us that God comforts us so that we can comfort others.

Season 2, Episode 5 – “The Path to Priorities ft. Laurie Beth Jones”

by JourneyWise
Welcome back to JourneyWise! This week, Shane and Ronnie invite you to sit in on their laughter-filled banter with best-selling author, speaker, and great friend of JourneyWise, Laurie Beth Jones. Laurie Beth developed The Path Elements, a personality profile system based on the 4 elements from which God created everything - earth, water, wind, and fire. Using our own element profiles combined with her book The Path, we can set priorities by following Jesus’ example of His simple mission statement - He came that we may live life abundantly. Grab a cup of coffee and laugh along with this great conversation among friends about profiles, relationships, and priorities.

Season 2, Episode 4 – “When You Hit Bumps in the Educational Road ft. Dr. Pokey Stanford”

By JourneyWise
Welcome to JourneyWise! We continue the conversation with Dr. Pokey Stanford and James Kent about school and education, answering questions of how to help your child who you sense or know has learning or behavioral challenges. From anxiety to developmental disabilities, parents need to communicate with schools, advocate for their children and seek like-minded parents to walk the journey with them. Resources: If you suspect your child is struggling with Anxiety, ask your pediatrician to perform the GAD 7 – Generalized Anxiety Disorder assessment. For more information on IDEA – Individual Disabilities Education Act – https://sites.ed.gov/idea/ If you have any questions about how to start conversations with your child’s doctor or school you can reach any of our hosts or guests at: annl@moorewestcenter.org (please note the topic of your question in the subject line).

Season 2, Episode 3 – “On the Road to Learning Well ft. Dr. Pokey Stanford”

By JourneyWise
Welcome back to JourneyWise! This week we invite education specialist Dr. Pokey Stanford to talk strategy for setting your kids up for success in school. Dr. Stanford and our hosts give sound advice on establishing routines, communication with your kids and their teachers and navigating the curveballs of life that can affect children and how they respond in a classroom. Whether you are well into the school year currently, on a break from year-round school, or homeschooling, the approaches and tips presented in this episode can be introduced at any time to create an environment for favorable results in school and at home! For more information on school/home strategies, you can contact Dr. Stanford at info@moorewestcenter.org and note Dr. Pokey in the subject line.

Season 2, Episode 2 – “Where Is God in This?

By JourneyWise
Welcome back to JourneyWise! Join Shane, Ronnie, and James as they discuss the "hows" and "whys" of navigating a difficult diagnosis and give you practical advice for putting your best foot forward in spite of it. God does not abandon us in these situations; He provides the strength to handle the turmoil---both physical and mental---that comes from troubling medical issues. Through a relationship with God, we can weather any storm that comes our way!

Season 2, Episode 1 – “The Intersection of Faith and Wellness”

By JourneyWise
Welcome to Season 2 of JourneyWise! Shane and Ronnie welcome psychotherapist Dr. James Kent as a third host. Together, they will explore practical questions about health and relationships through this season. In this episode, the guys break down the basis of the intersection of a person’s faith and a healthy life – God’s greatest commandment to love your neighbor as yourself. Through Jesus’ words in Mark and His own walk among others, we can learn better how the whole person is so important in order for us to be faithful to God’s instruction. Mark 12:30 (NIV) 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[f] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[g] There is no commandment greater than these.”

E10: Leaning into the Curve

Season 1 comes to an end with a conversation about change and transition. This first year of building the JourneyWise ministry included some twists and turns the team had to navigate along the way. Through some of those stories, Shane and Ronnie remind us we can always lean into the curves life throws by walking in relationship with Jesus.

E9: Challenges Along the Way

The first 12 years of children’s lives are pivotal and parents for the most part are inundated with the “must-have” and “must-do” advice and information that bombards them. In today's episode, Shane and Ronnie discuss stories of Jesus’ early years and how scripture tells us of the challenges Mary and Joseph faced raising the Son of God. Imagine the heavy responsibility they felt trying to balance raising their earthly child (discipline) and preparing Him as God intended (the Messiah)! Listen in and hear a little of what comes after the nativity.

E8: Into the Unknown

Becoming a parent for the first time is wonderful but there are moments of uncertainty as well. This week, Shane and Ronnie continue their conversation about the birth of Jesus. They share what they felt and their fears when their own children were born and compare what Mary and Joseph must have been feeling as they traveled to Bethlehem. The fear and burden of responsibility Joseph must have felt after Jesus’ birth was full of challenges similar to present day fathers. Listen in as our hosts share how they lean into God for guidance as fathers to their children.

E7: Point of Origin

The journey to the manger was far from ordinary for Mary and Joseph. Shane and Ronnie begin a series on the nativity and how our own journeys both differ and are similar to Jesus’ earthly parents. From the implications of their situation to the family of origin that shaped how they responded to God’s plan for His son’s arrival into the world, Mary and Joseph’s not so ordinary journey was remarkable in so many ways as we consider our own families and relationships during the time leading up to Christmas.

E6: Salt and Light for the Journey

This week Shane explains the origin of the name JourneyWise and then he and Ronnie dive into why the journey is as important than the final destination. God has a plan for our journeys and it’s up to us to be open to direction He has for us. And - are you wondering what’s up with the mason jars? Listen through to the end for the first “Mason Jar Moment” take away.

E5: Becoming JourneyWise

This week Shane explains the origin of the name JourneyWise and then he and Ronnie dive into why the journey is as important than the final destination. God has a plan for our journeys and it’s up to us to be open to direction He has for us. And - are you wondering what’s up with the mason jars? Listen through to the end for the first “Mason Jar Moment” take away.

E4: A Pull on the Path

Season 1 Episode 4 This week’s conversation with Ronnie and Shane continues as Shane shares the journey that led him to becoming a minister. Leaning toward law school, Shane continued to hear God’s voice pulling him into full-time ministry. Listen in as he explains how he navigated the intersection of his desire to be a litigator and the Lord’s calling to pastor.

E3: Trusting the Guide

Season 1 Episode 3 We all love to hear stories of people’s journeys to a particular season of life, how they come to live in a particular place or choose careers. This week, Ronnie shares how he became to be a pediatrician. As with many of us, Ronnie’s path to medical school was not straight nor necessarily planned but as with everything, God had a plan and it is clear He was paving the way for Ronnie in his journey to becoming a doctor and then opening a clinic to treat children and adolescents with ADHD.

E2: Navigating the Hard Stuff

Season 1 Episode 2 Shane and Ronnie continue sharing stories along their journey as their relationship transitioned from patient/doctor to friends. On a day they agreed to meet and talk through some specific struggles, they realized God had placed the same verse on their hearts that very morning to share with each other - before they met. That wasn’t coincidence! Listen as they tell how that verse on that day answers the question “Why do bad things happen to good people?”. After the break, a new season of life brings new obstacles for Shane to navigate as he reaches the time he had to begin telling others of his HIV status, the start of his career as a pastor and wanting to have children. Ronnie’s role during that season as friend, providing guidance through life experience and sharing his faith reminds us that our relationship with Jesus will carry us through the imperfect life in which we live.

E1: A Friend for the Journey

Hosted by Dr. Shane Stanford, M.Div & Dr. Ronnie Kent, MD
We are all on a Journey somewhere. Best friends for over 30 years, Author/Pastor Dr. Shane Stanford and Dr. Ronnie Kent invite you to listen in as they share stories and lessons and teach us what it means to be JourneyWISE through our relationship with Jesus Christ. Through His 30 year ministry, Jesus was the master navigator. Dr.’s Shane & Ronnie guide on using our faith to make every step and encounter matter along our own journey. They want to help others learn that knowing where we are going, how we are getting there and understanding the impact of everything we see along the way is the start to becoming WISE along the Way. Grab a mason jar of your favorite beverage, and join your new friends for the journey.