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Work and Play with Nancy Ray

Jan 11, 2022

This episode is going to be a fun one. I firmly believe before we can look ahead and move forward, we need to pause and look back, and this episode is going to do just that. It's going to be all about 2021. The things that happened in my life that were highlights, experiences—I recommend trips that we took, books...

Jan 4, 2022

Hello and happy new year! I am so excited to be back, to be bringing you some fresh episodes of the work and play podcast moving forward, and to start this year off on the right foot, encouraging you in your work and in your play.

Happy 2022!


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Dec 28, 2021

Listen, we all struggle with social media. It is an incredible tool of connectivity, but it's literally designed to keep us scrolling, even when we don't want to be. Now in my best moments, I've connected with people I've never met. They have brought me hope or encouragement in a time I have desperately needed it. But...

Dec 21, 2021

I have three quick things for you before I dive into a very brief, but hopefully very encouraging episode for you today. First, would you head to to help me make this podcast even better for you next year? Listen, I choose the episode content based on three things:

1) what I believe God wants me to...

Dec 14, 2021


What is the Contentment Challenge? In a nutshell, it is a commitment to giving up shopping for clothes, accessories, household decor, stuff, really anything excessive, for 3 months straight in order to focus your heart and your mind on the root of true contentment. It's also a commitment to replace shopping...