#303 Charlie Hedges: The Next Chapter’s Next Chapter

December 5, 2023 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Podcast Opening 

I have an important announcement to make today. This week we are beginning a two-month break on the Podcast and the Blog for the Next Chapter with Charlie. We will be most silent for the next two months, December 2023 thru January 2024. We will begin again the second week of February. 

The time has come to Reconsider our purpose and our goals. For more than 9 years of blogs and 6 years of podcasts, our primary focus has been on In Search of Meaning, Adventure, and Awe. I am pleased with the work we have done. More than 300 podcasts and over 450 blogs. 

However, as we approach a full decade of service, I feel that have grown significantly and I have learned even more about what I call “the purpose of life and the role of the fingerprint of God in all we do.”

We are living in a culture of confusion. Something is missing in life. And most of us are not even sure what that is.

It’s time to talk about it. I intend to devote the next two months to creating a strategy for discussing how to Awaken within Each of Us a More Loving World.

So today I have asked my dear friend, Wendy Hooper Ross, to partner with me in discussion as she interviews me regarding my mission in life and with the Next Chapter with Charlie. 

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The Next Chapter of The Next Chapter with Charlie

December 2, 2023 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments


The Next Chapter with Charlie is taking a two-month break. After nearly 10 years of blogs and podcasts, we are taking time to consider a bit of refocus on our goals and reflections. Times have changed radically. I feel called to a renewed focus aimed at everyday spirituality. Please know, however, the show will continue to be practical and inspiring for living a life that matters… to you! Below are more thoughts.


In that day, people will be so hungry for the Word of the Lord that they won’t even know what they are hungry for. And many will stagger searching for it.” The Prophet Amos

People are hungry. We know that something is missing, our minds are in a continual search for something more or different or even meaningful. What’s even more fascinating is that although we know deep in our gut that something is missing, we just don’t know what it is.

And so, typically, we seem to do one of two things: Our proactive option is found in a never-ending search for new careers/avocations or new relationships. And then there is the second alternative of numbing and ignoring the issue with what we called in the 60’s: sex, drugs, and rock n roll.
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#302 Rebecca Whitman: Manifest YOUR Abundant Life!

November 28, 2023 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

Our special guest today is truly very special. Rebecca Whitman created her very successful life, manifested it, and lives into it. Today, I want to ask Rebecca about what it takes to manifest and create the kind of life that matches who you are inside.  

Just a couple of Notes on Rebecca.  

Rebecca’s mission: I am passionate about empowering overworked and overwhelmed women to transform from BURNED OUT to Balanced, Beautiful and Abundant. 

Rebecca’s Reputation: Selected as Top Coach of the Year 2022, by the International Association of Top Professions.  

Just One Little Piece of Advice from Rebecca: Being a business owner is multi-dimensional and it can be quite challenging to successfully manage it all and trying to Lone Wolf it is setting yourself up for overwhelm, burn-out and eventually… often, failure.


Get all the information you need PLUS Rebecca’s Free Journal HERE.

Visit Rebecca’s Website HERE. 

Visit Rebecca on Instagram: @rebeccaewhitman


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Religion is Not Useful in a Rational Sort of Way

November 25, 2023 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Religion is not useful in a rational sort of way… I don’t want to go into a church to discover the rational things of life.” Nick Cave with Krista Tippett

Storyteller Garrison Keillor, once said, “We go to church every Sunday for one reason. That is, for just a few moments, to step out of this life and into the next.”

We long for a transcendent world, one that feels not the burdens, sorrows, and sadnesses of our present lives, but rather, one that extends into the mysterious, the loving, and the life filled full in the goodness of the Divine.
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#301 Terry Hershey: We Plan… Then Things Go Wrong!

November 21, 2023 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

I planned and prepared for our podcast today. And come showtime I was ready to roll.

One problem: Exactly at showtime, there was no guest to be found. Who knows why?

Instead of just cancelling the studio time, I made a quick call to Terry Hershey who immediately said, “What are friends for? Let’s do the show!”

So, here we are with a fun show. No prep. Little direction. 

Just a title from a Krista Tippett quote: “We plan… and things go wrong.”


Click here for a link to get a copy Terry’s book, The Gift of Enough.

Check out more about Terry and his blog Sabbath Moment on his website at www.terryhershey.com 



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