Mini Epiphanies

[encounters with God in the midst of daily life]

When you’re fully present and in tune with how everything and everyone is connected and feel gratitude for the Lord’s hand in your life, those little ah-ha moments, help open your eyes to your impact on the world around you and reconnect you with your purpose in life.

Those moments remind us how life should be lived in a relationship with the One who created everything. They help realign our mind, body, and spirit and remind us that everything matters and everything has spiritual & eternal implications.


The little things are actually big things.

Podcast Hostess Alena Van Dyke

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If you are new here, and if you are wondering what the heck this is all about, I want to welcome you to my little corner of the internet where I share my mini-epiphanies about life, spirituality, and most of all: loving God and one another. Here’s a quick listen for introduction and head over to the Start Here page to learn more about Miniphanies®.

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8. Return to Love
  • 8. Return to Love

    8. Return to Love

    May 16, 2022 • 00:25:30

  • 6: Jonah the Grumpy Prophet

    6: Jonah the Grumpy Prophet

    Sep 6, 2021 • 00:33:33

    Jonah is chosen, but he runs away from the Lord and his calling. Don't we all do this? We're all human. We all need Jesus and community.

  • 5: Noah; Water, Fire, & Faith

    5: Noah; Water, Fire, & Faith

    Aug 2, 2021 • 00:38:44

    As in the days of Noah, people are just going about their lives. Let's ask Jesus to interrupt our lives with his will, his plan, his best. Baptize us in Fire, Lord.

  • 4: Extravagant Love of Mary

    4: Extravagant Love of Mary

    Jul 5, 2021 • 00:41:13

    Faith & Extravagant Love brings Mary to go all-in at Jesus' feet, no matter what anyone else says or thinks. Let's be like Mary.

  • 3: Corrie & Esther

    3: Corrie & Esther

    Jun 28, 2021 • 00:18:07

    Finding inspiration through the lives of Corrie ten Boom and Esther… who loved not their lives, but risked them for others. Resources: 📖 The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom & the Book of Esther.

  • 2: Throwback, Demolition Remodel

    2: Throwback, Demolition Remodel

    Jun 21, 2021 • 00:21:46

    Change is inevitable. Don't Settle. Seek Community. Be Present. Take heart this season won't last forever. Be aware of your soul's wallpaper.

  • 1: Lost & Found

    1: Lost & Found

    Jun 14, 2021 • 00:30:39

    Reflecting on the story of the prodigal sons, Alena encourages you to consider how much God really loves you and choose to receive his love. 📖Scripture Focus: Luke 15:11-32

  • 0: Welcome Back Miniphaners!

    0: Welcome Back Miniphaners!

    Jun 7, 2021 • 00:32:47

    A warm welcome to the rebirth of the miniphanies podcast for returning listeners and an introduction to the basics for new friends. Plus, the quick story of what kept Alena busy during this two year sabbatical.

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Unless otherwise noted, Bible quotations in this publication (both podcast and blog) are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (ESV), copyright 2008, by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

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