by design episode #70: sometimes we just need to duck and cover

We’re back! We took a short and much needed break over the holidays to regroup and are excited to be back in front of microphones again. Today we talk about our unplanned hiatus and share an encouraging word for those who feel like they are in the desert places of life.

The moral of this story is that we all have those seasons where we need to take cover and duck and hide a bit. The truth is that we can’t be on the mountaintops all the time; at some point we need to retreat and allow ourselves to sit in the quiet places. Lyn shares her right now story of hiding out and how it’s been good for her family and her soul, but we also get to hear about the time she literally tried to hide from a friend who was knocking at her door and well, let’s just stay this — she’s no James Bond.

We share a few funny stories as always, and Dannette talks about her crazy hungry soul, writing, and being bold.

There’s lots of good stuff in this one friends. We’re glad to be back and are thankful to have you on this journey with us.


Lyn & Dannette


“Many poets are not poets for the same reason that many religious men are not saints: they never succeed in being themselves. They never get around to being the particular poet or the particular monk they are intended to be by God. They never become the man or the artist who is called for by all the circumstances in their individual lives. They waste their years in vain efforts to be some other poet, some other saint…They wear out their minds and bodies in a hopeless endeavor to have somebody else’s experiences or write somebody else’s poems, or possess someone else’s spirituality. There can be an intense egoism in following everybody else. People are in a hurry to magnify themselves by imitating what is popular-and too lazy to think of anything better. Hurry ruins saints as well as artists. They want quick success and they are in such a haste to get it that they cannot take time to be true to themselves.” (Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation).

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  1. Krista | 17th Feb 18

    Hi ladies, First time listener. This podcast was such a blessing to me. Looking forward to more. Thank you! 💕

    • Dannette | 17th Feb 18

      Thank you so much Krista!!!

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