Live From Rest

Live From Rest
In a world obsessed with doing, we’ve rediscovered the ancient art of being. Through reflection and conversation, this podcasts explores how we can live from rest in a busy and distracted world.

S2 #6 Did God say that? Featuring Lucinda Smith
May 30 • 14 min
Steve’s wife Lucinda joins us again - this time to reflect on the issue of faith. Faith has been described as the currency of heaven and the Bible tells us that without faith it is impossible to please God (Heb. 11:6). But what is faith? Perhaps one of…
S2 #5 Knowing God as Father - featuring Barry Adams
May 11 • 23 min
In this episode Steve interviews well known Christian speaker and broadcaster Barry Adams. Barry is perhaps best known as the author of ‘The Father’s Love Letter’ which has blessed literally millions of people around the globe. Barry joins Steve from…
S2 #4 Let the land rest - featuring Joshua Luke Smith
Apr 21 • 17 min
Steve Smith interviews his son Joshua Luke Smith (poet, musician and collaborator on the Live From Rest App). Together they explore the potential we ALL have to be free the from the stress that so many are experiencing in days of Coronavirus induced…
S2 #3 Fear or Faith? Featuring Nicky Gumbel, pioneer of ‘Alpha’ and vicar of HTB
Apr 4 • 19 min
In these days of pandemic and global crisis, Steve Smith chats with Nicky Gumbel and together they explore how we can be ruled by faith rather than by the fear that is sadly gripping so many. Nicky Gumbel is well known internationally for pioneering…
S2 #2 Fear no evil
Mar 16 • 12 min
Steve Smith shares some thoughts on the subject of being at peace despite walking through a valley. He includes something of his own experience, feeling able to trust God immediately before undergoing major surgery for prostate cancer as well as for other…
S2 #1 Walk Slow - with Kara Smith
Mar 11 • 24 min
Welcome to the first episode of Season 2 of the Live From Rest podcast! In this episode I interview Kara Smith, singer with “Orphan No More” and one of the ‘voices’ on the Live From Rest app. We discuss the call of God on our lives to simply ’walk slow’,…
#17 The actual practice of meditation (including ‘The Jesus prayer’), featuring Fr. Giles Lascelle
Nov 30, 2019 • 25 min
We are delighted to have Giles Lascelle - from “Trauma Breakthrough” - back with us. In this episode Giles and Steve discuss some of the practicalities, difficulties and misconceptions that there are around around the practice of Christian meditation. We…
#16 Sabbath and freedom from anxiety - featuring Heather Caliri
Nov 12, 2019 • 23 min
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing American Author Heather Caliri (see and in this episode, we hear Heather’s perspective on the benefits of practicing of Sabbath, in particular in relation to overcoming anxiety. Heather…
#15 To simply abide! Featuring Joshua Luke Smith
Nov 1, 2019 • 15 min
Steve Smith sits with his son Joshua, one of the contributors to the Live From Rest app. Together, they discuss the challenge to simply abide in Jesus. With reference to John chapter 15 (in which Jesus states “I am the true vine”), Steve and Josh consider…
#14 Why should I forgive?
Oct 25, 2019 • 15 min
Lucinda and Steve Smith discuss the difficult issue of forgiveness. It is often so hard for us to forgive, yet to do so is necessary for our freedom and for us to truly be able to live from a place of rest. We consider the spiritual component to…
#13 Joy in trials? Featuring Lucinda Smith
Oct 19, 2019 • 19 min
James encourages us, in the first chapter of his letter, to consider it joy when we encounter various trials. But is that really possible? In this episode, hosted by Steve Smith, Lucinda (Steve’s wife) joins us again to consider this question. Both Steve…
#12 Can I, should I have a rant at God? Featuring Lucinda Smith
Oct 13, 2019 • 19 min
We’re delighted to have Steve’s Smith’s wife Lucinda joining us again for this episode, in which we look at the value in sometimes simply having a ‘rant’ with and even at God! It can be healthy for us to vocalise our frustrations and difficulties to Him.…
#11 The healing power of meditation, featuring Giles Lascelle from “Breakthrough”
Oct 5, 2019 • 19 min
Hear now about the power of meditation in overcoming trauma and other forms of mental anguish. In this episode, Steve Smith interviews Giles Lascelle who shares powerfully about the healing power of meditation in relation to trauma. Giles is an ordained…
#10 “Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life”
Sep 28, 2019 • 18 min
To “ruthlessly eliminate hurry” is a great encouragement from the late American Christian philosopher, Dallas Willard. So many of us want to respond, to eliminate “hurry” from our lives, yet it can be hard to succeed. Steve Smith explores the challenge in…
#9 The fight for the night is fought in the day!
Sep 20, 2019 • 12 min
Hear this weeks podcast in which Steve Smith looks at the battle for the mind. Each of us will face “storms” of various kinds in our lives. We know that because Jesus told us so in John 16, when he says: “In this world you WILL face troubles”. But God…
#8 Who am I?
Sep 13, 2019 • 17 min
In today’s episode Steve and Lucinda Smith discuss one of the most important questions we can ask ourselves.. who am I? The apostle John tells us that, as believers, we have been given the right to become “children of God”, sons and daughters of the King…
#7 Gratitude, a path to joy!
Sep 7, 2019 • 13 min
In this short episode, Steve Smith (author of the Live From Rest app) shares some thoughts on the subject of gratitude and how this can be a path to real joy. As believers, we are encouraged to give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5) and to…
#6 Sabbath part 2 - featuring Joshua Luke Smith
Aug 31, 2019 • 23 min
This episode, entitled ‘Sabbath part 2’ again features Joshua Luke Smith who shares further thoughts on Sabbath. If possible, listen to episode 5 (Sabbath part 1) first as this episode follows on very well from the previous one. Joshua again shares some…
#5 Sabbath part 1 - featuring Joshua Luke Smith
Aug 22, 2019 • 17 min
This episode, hosted by Steve Smith, features Steve’s son Joshua who shares some really helpful insights on the subject of “sabbath”. Joshua is one of the contributors for the Live From Rest App. He is a poet, musician and church leader, as well as…
#4 Rest is a weapon - with Lucinda Smith
Aug 15, 2019 • 15 min
This episode, hosted by Steve Smith and featuring his amazing wife Lucinda, concludes a four part series of short talks on the vital subject of rest. This week we hear how living from and being in a place of rest thwarts the devils tactics. Our enemy…
#3 Rest is Faith - with Lucinda Smith
Aug 9, 2019 • 17 min
Lucinda Smith shares her thoughts on rest being a matter of faith. How we can choose, through faith, to be in a place of rest regardless of our circumstances.
#2 Rest is Presence
Jul 30, 2019 • 19 min
In our second episode we explore how we can live from rest, despite the busyness and chaos of life around us.
#1 Rest is Stillness
Jul 11, 2019 • 18 min
In our first episode we sit down with spiritual directer Lucinda Smith to explore how we can practice a lifestyle of rest and stillness in a world that is so busy and distracted.
Live From Rest (Trailer)
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