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OUR STORY

Welcome to the Spots of Time Podcast!

Image by Matt Botsford

When I tell people about my podcast, one of two questions are asked -  “what are spots of time?” and “what is this podcast all about?”

 

So we thought we would share Our Story

about how Spots of Time came into being.

William Wordsworth, a famous poet in the 18th century, wrote about “spots of time” in his poem, “The Prelude.” 

Wordsworth described “spots of time” as moments out of ordinary life…a time out in a positive sense, if you will. He said these “spots of time” are capable of enabling us to mount the mountains in our lives and lifting us up, especially when we have fallen or when we’re down. He said these “spots of time” can bring a sense of peace and understanding and can nourish and repair our minds. 

I have had several significant “spots of time” throughout my life but one of the most recent was the “shelter in place” during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is when I learned about Wordsworth’s “spots of time.” It was this time of stillness that lifted my spirits and nourished my mind and soul.  During this time, I filled my days with walks in nature while listening to inspiring faith and thought leaders. 

It was from this place of refuge that I heard God’s voice clearly calling me to share my truth to empower hope and healing for others. As soon as I heard Wordworth’s “spots of time” idea, I knew this would be the name of my podcast. In fact, the journal I kept during my furlough, I titled, “A Spot of Time.” 

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