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Stumbling Over the Stumbling Stone With Paula D’Arcy

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Length: 01:26:00
Size: 120mb

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How do we meet life on its terms instead of ours?

In this episode, we’re joined by Paula D’Arcy as we continue our chapter-by-chapter exploration of Falling Upward with Chapter 5: “Stumbling Over the Stumbling Stone.” We’re exploring what it can look like to venture into the luminous dark to find our greatest gifts with a chapter that asks us to lean into our feelings of devastation and loss when life doesn’t go our way. Before we dive in to the interview with Paula, CAC staff catch up with Richard at his hermitage to hear his reflections on the fifth chapter a decade after he originally wrote it.


Meet the Guest

Paula D’Arcy, a writer, retreat leader, and conference and seminar speaker, travels widely in the United States, Canada, and abroad. She is also President of Red Bird Foundation, which supports the growth and spiritual development of those in need as well as those invested in the opening of the heart and the healing of this world. A former psychotherapist who ministered to those facing issues of grief and loss, Paula worked with the Peale Foundation, founded by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, from 1980 until his death in 1993, and has written ten books. Paula also serves as adjunct faculty at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX and Seton Cove Spirituality Center in Austin, TX.

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