WELCOME TO THE LIVING IN LIGHT PODCAST…

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In The Living in Light Podcast, I explore some of the incredible ways that God shows up with His love, His light and His liberty, in and through every day people like you and me! Usually you’ll find me interviewing friends close and far, getting super blessed by their experiences as I get the honour and joy of hearing how God is moving so beautifully in the different spheres of our influence, through their lives and experiences.

The heart behind the Living in Light brand is to use creative gifts and education to help people experience God’s love (through a revelation of true intimacy), His light (through understanding our identity) and His liberty (through walking in the fullness of image). So in this podcast you will find episodes that cover so many different inspiring topics whether it’s faith, family, purpose, fashion, creativity, relationships, sexuality and intimacy, identity, testimonies…the supernatural…being counter cultural, going against the grain…flourishing, growing your potential etc etc etc. The list is literally endless and I simply love the excitement of hearing from different people as they share the gold inside of them and bless our socks off!

Intro / Outro Music Credit: You're Beautiful by Bianca Rose



THE LIVING IN LIGHT PODCAST EPISODES:

EPISODE 12: From Fatherless, To Adopting A Nation With Kamal Kumari - Part 1

In this episode I am chatting to my delightful mum, who has inspired me endlessly. She remains the most inspiring person I know and if I can walk in even just an iota of her grace and courage I will be blessed beyond measure.

My mum runs a children's home in India and is mother too many. She also founded a school, a home for the elderly and runs a church at the home as well as being a huge blessing to the village and town that surrounds the Emmanuel Home, that she founded in 2004.

This is part one of my two part convo with my mama, where she shares how experiences of being raised in a small village in India without a father and being married at the tender age of fifteen to a man fourteen years older than her. She describes life with my father here in England as she wrestled through the turmoil of a painful marriage and a fruitless religion.

We journey through her salvation story and marvel at the beautiful way that God showed up to break open her prison doors, liberating life and turning her beauty into ashes. He took the tragedy of her being fatherless and transformed it into a life-changing pursuit to adopt many.

A heart-enlarging episode.

EPISODE LINKS: Email: kumarikamal45@gmail.com


EPISODE 11: Hollywood, Holiness and Being Together Good with Patrice Patrick - Part 2

This is Part 2 of my delightful conversation, with my gem of a friend Patrice Patrick who works as a TV/Film Production Manager in Hollywood and runs her own branding and mentoring company, Together Good Company.

In the second part of our chat Patrice continues to share her delighfully tender heart, as she speaks of nurturing her team and those around her up so that her own life may be a stepping stone for others to soar from. Her pastoral, compassionate, generous heart is so ridiculously evident as she talks of her desire to develop those in her sphere of influence and how she uses different platforms to passionately pour into others, be it her blog, her business, her counsel, her instagram...the list is endless!

She totally keeps it real as she speaks of journeying through sexual purity in Hollywood and the struggles and temptations she faces as well as the strategies she has applied on order to keep herself grounded in her walk of celibacy. She's got some great advice for anyone thinking of pursuing a career in Hollywood who is wanting to walk in purity and holiness! Patrice is also an amazing example of a single, sanctified and sassy chica who owns and celebrates her sexuality with holiness and joy and we talk about this too!

We also chat about her brand Together Good Company and the heart behind it. Everything Patrice shares is from a place of love and intimacy with God. It's drenched with heaven and hearing her speak is like sitting in a heavenly spa. She is full of life and passion and is radiating God's love, light and liberty in truly delightful ways.

A beautiful podcast that will bless your socks off! 

Episode Links: Instagram/Facebook: @TogetherGoodCo / Website: togetherGoodCo.Com / patricepatrick.com


EPISODE 10: Hospitality, Hollywood and Having Heaven's Heart with Patrice Patrick - Part 1

This is Part 1 of my conversation with my lovely, tender-hearted, gorgeous friend Patrice Patrick who works in TV/Film Production in Hollywood.

We chat about her journey into the industry, some of her fave things about working in production and her heart for Hollywood! We unpack how God uses her gifts, passions and desires to release His love and goodness so beautifully over Hollywood! I love Patrice's tender heart - you will too.

Patrice is so rich with love, godliness and abundant life - and I hope you get a glimpse of her loveliness and of God's compassion, kindness and tender heart as you listen to and enjoy this podcast! 

Episode Links: Instagram/Facebook: @TogetherGoodCo / Website: togetherGoodCo.Com / patricepatrick.com


EPISODE 9: Young, Free and Living for Eternity with Jackson Adkins

Jackson is amazing. When we recorded this podcast he was only seventeen. I harper on quite a bit about his age in the podcast, because I am so impressed and inspired by his maturity and character. It's so beautiful, exciting and heart-enlarging to consider this incredible generation of God lovers and how sold out for Christ they are...and how these passionate, consecrated ones are living radical lives of liberation, of truth, purpose and of Christ-like love. We have so much that we can not only pour out upon them so that our ceilings may act as their floors - but we also have much to learn from them.

And so I'm superrrr duper stoked to share with you my chat with Jackson who is about to embark on a gap year before he starts university. We chat about his experiences of being raised in a Christian home, some of the challenges he has faced growing up as a Christian teenager and the things he has overcome. We also delve into his heart for his generation!  He shares some of his favourite encounters, revealing some of the precious thoughts that God has been laying on his heart, he gives some advice for other teens but mostly he just adores Jesus. I love the purity of his heart, I love his hunger for God, His love for the Word of God and the holy convictions by which he chooses to live his life.

An inspiring and thought-provoking podcast.

Episode Links: Email: jacksonadkins01@gmail.com / Instagram: @jacksonadkins01


EPISODE 8: Pursuing God's Best for our Sexuality with Diana Anderson

Worship Pastor, Life Coach and Freedom Fighter Diana Anderson shares some of her personal journey of contending for healthy, biblical sexuality and true intimacy as an individual, a wife, mother and leader - as we both chat about God's amazing design for our sexuality.

Diana lives in California with her lovely hubby of over twenty five years and her four fabulous kids. She is Worship Pastor at Jubilee Church in Camarillo, California and is an inspiring leader, talented creative - with an incredible heart for God and for people. A champion and ambassador of those that she loves, Diana is deeply passionate about seeing her family, her community and those that are in her circle of influence lives their best lives.

She unpacks her own journey of what intimacy has looked like for her, being raised in a Puerto Rican family and how this impacted her relationships and intimacy in her marriage. Diana candidly yet sensitively shares some of the struggles she experienced because of dysfunctional ideologies surrounding sexuality and intimacy and how these mindsets began to shift! We talk about her ensuing pursuit of sexual wholeness not just for herself as an individual, but as a wife, mum and as a leader in this generation. And we explore some of the resources, strategies and lessons that she has benefited from since embarking on this beautiful journey - which continues to unveil each day, new freedoms and greater wholeness. 

A really beautiful podcast.

Episode Links: Email: dianaanderson@jubileechurch.org


EPISODE 7: Songs, Seasons, Style and Struggles with Bianca Rose

Bianca Rose is my best friend. She is mum to my gorgeous god-daughters. She plays a huge role in creative direction for the Living in Light brand and she is a chica who is full of creativity and craftsmanship! She is also the incredible voice behind the intro and outdo song 'You're Beautiful' - written and sung by this beauty.

In this episode I chat to this wonderfully talented singer-songwriter and super creative cool-cat who is also co-founder of I Am Independent, as we explore her creative process - honing in on some of the journey...on some of the fears she's embraced and the mountains she has overcome, along the way.

Bianca tells us about her latest music projects and some of the collaborations she's been involved with and she gives us some insight into what the collaborative process might look like for her!

She shares her experiences of navigating through her creative dreams and projects as a mum of two gorgeous girls and she unpacks some of the struggles of the tender seasons we go through when we can't focus on the dreams in our hearts. She also highlights the beauty of opportunities in such seasons that she discovered she could tap into, in order to explore different avenues of her own creative growth.

She unpacks some of her style journey, how she has cultivated a sense of confidence with her image, personally, as a musician and as a creative. Bianca also drops a few trusted style secrets that have worked well for this yummy mummy fashionista divine! 

Episode Links:

Facebook: Bianca Rose / Instagram: @itsthatbiancarose / Website: www.biancarose.co.uk / Facebook: IAIMA / Instagram: @weareindependentartists / Website: www.iamindependent.co.uk


EPISODE 6: Authenticity, Freedom and Restoration from Sexual Brokenness with Stacey Skeete

In this powerful episode, Stacey Skeete of globally acclaimed, The Kingdom Choir, candidly shares her incredible story of finding wholeness, love and restoration. She speaks of the tragic event that flipped turned her world upside down as a fourteen year old and the lies and ideologies that shaped her life as a result. She boldly unpacks some of the very real and raw coping mechanisms she became accustomed to as a young woman, in order to deal with her pain and shame.

Stacey leads us through her powerful story of getting radically set free from a live of sexual brokenness and how that has helped her to become authentic, liberated and fuelled by love and acceptance. Stacey also passionately introduces us to her latest project, Live Or Exist, Your Choice - which helps support women impacted by sexual brokenness.

We chat about the repercussions of sexual sin and the enslavement and dysfunction it can lead to when we engage in casual sex and sexual immorality. Stacey also shares some of the powerful strategies that she learned from her own experiences, which have brought her massive freedom and breakthrough. A super powerful episode!

Episode Links:

Instagram: @Staceyskeete / Facebook: Stacey Skeete / Facebook: Live Or Exist, Your Choice / Instagram: @Staceyskeete / Website:

www.liveorexistyourchoicehome.co.uk


EPISODE 5: Creativity, Comedy and Owning Your Calling with the Big Fat Greek Mother

In Episode 5 of the Living in Light Podcast, I chat to the phenomenal Olga Thompson, otherwise known as the Big Fat Greek Mother. Currently taking Instagram by storm with her comedy, kindness and compassionate social media presence, Olga shares some of her beautiful journey with me. We unpack her creative journey and her desire to boldly and unapologetically use her experiences, her talents and gifts to glorify God in spheres of society that the church may find controversial. We talk about resisting people-pleasing and obeying God with our callings even when it seems unconventional! Olga keeps it real as she shares her experiences of dealing with postnatal depression, confusion and deep pain where she found God addressing her childhood brokenness and hidden wounds. Incredibly it was here that she began to experience God’ prompting to explore her creativity, not waiting for a future season but starting exactly where she was, as a mother of three, and going for it, with what was in her hand. Exciting and inspiring stuff!

She unpacks some of her journey, her convictions and her heart's desires and we also get to hear some of the stories, struggles and creative processes behind her comedy and her fabulous online characters!

Episode Links:

Instagram: @big_fat_greekmother / YouTube: youtu.be/MdsWBn_lXq4


EPISODE 4: God’s Love Piercing Third Spaces with Lu Hardy and Ellie Barrett

Lu Hardy and Ellie Barrett join me for a super fun chat about our experiences of seeing God radiate His love and light so beautifully and compassionately in some of society's darkest places. We chat about our own life experiences of being part of the partying lifestyle and the personal convictions that drive each of us to share the love of God in the nightlife scene.

We chat about our work with Club Angels, as we reach out with the love and compassion of God in the nightclub scene. Lu and Ellie share how Club Angels got started and what a typical night looks like! We talk about some of the struggles associated with ministering to people caught up in hedonistic lifestyles and how we have had our minds renewed and belief systems challenged by God as we confront our own misconceptions. We share some of our fave testimonies from our nights in the clubs and marvel at all that God is doing!

We we also hear about the incredible way that God is invading the Strip clubs with His love, kindness and mercy and the wonderful work of Illuminate Soho.

Episode Links:

www.clubangels.org.uk / Facebook: Clubangelslondon / Instagram: @clubangels / Instagram: @illuminatesoho / www.thirdspaceministries.co.uk

Email: lucy@thirdspaceministries.co.uk


EPISODE 3: Free From Counterfeit Intimacy with Shay Douglas

In this Episode I chat to the wonderful Shay Douglas featured in Netflix Documentary Liberated, who candidly and passionately shares his journey away from counterfeit intimacy towards true intimacy.  

Shay Douglas was born in Cairns, Australia and spent many years in the US on a Soccer scholarship. Whilst partying at Spring Break, Florida with friends, he found himself getting involved in a documentary project which was being filmed by Exodus Cry. The documentary explored the hook-up culture amongst young adults in our generation and common attitudes and behaviours about sex.  

After the filming finished, what followed for Shay was a journey of emptiness, regret, soul searching and reflection before he found himself making some powerful decisions that would lead him towards radical forgiveness, restoration and freedom. A journey that he is still on.  

Shay reflects on his childhood and upbringing, and shares his evolving belief systems and perspectives about sexuality and intimacy. He tenderly yet honestly speaks of the demons he has had to face and the struggles that he has experienced around identity, intimacy and his role in today's hook up culture.  

Shay also shares with us his current projects and future dreams to help young men develop healthy and honouring belief systems about manhood, respect, intimacy and valuing human dignity.  

Episode Links:

www.shayryandouglas.com / Instagram: @_shayman_ / Facebook: Shay Ryan Douglas / Email: shayryandouglas@gmail.com

Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution (2017) / https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80222248

Exodus Cry: www.exoduscry.com / Instagram: @exoduscry


EPISODE 2: Meet The Edwards Part 2

In part two of my fabulous chat with the amazing Manny and Ayo-Dele Edwards, we delve deeper into what it means to be a Christian creative who loves well and how our traditional cultures often impact our art. We also chat about the church’s role in the arts and entertainment industry and how there is a desperate need for Christians to rise up and be who they have been called to be without fearing what people will think. We also unpack the beauty of trusting God with our callings, characters and the seasons of our lives. In this second episode Manny and Ayo-Dele continue to inspire and delight with their experiences, wisdom and honesty about being bold and unapologetic to be who you've been created to be!

Episode Links:

www.ayo-dele.com / Instagram: @thisisayodele @becoming.live @emmanueledwards


EPISODE 1: Meet The Edwards Part 1

In this very first episode I am in conversation with my amazing friends Manny and Ayo-Dele Edwards who are phenomenal parents, great leaders, incredible creatives and big-hearted influencers. We chat about the role of faith in their daily lives and in their marriage. They share their romance story and give out some great advice for singles and married alike! They speak of their their value and appreciation for the family dynamic and how they intentionally role-model love and community in their spheres of influence!

Manny and Ayo-Dele effortlessly and humorously pour out rich wisdom, kingdom perspective and experiential truth as we talk about some of their journey together as a married couple who radiate the love, light and liberty of God in a super powerful and authentic way.

Episode Links:

www.ayo-dele.com / Instagram: @thisisayodele @becoming.live @emmanueledwards