The Fruits of The Spirit | Dr. Joan speaks with Jay Morris Part 2

Spirituality becomes the guiding light, illuminating the path toward inner enlightenment. It is a universal force that connects us to something greater than ourselves—a force that inspires purpose, compassion, and an unwavering belief in the boundless possibilities that lie ahead.


On this episode of Hey, I'm Listening, join Dr. Joan and Jay Morris in a transformative discussion as they explore the evolution of the human spirit, navigating from the shadows of life's struggles to the radiant masterpiece within. Find in this episode the keys to transitioning from survival mode to spiritual maturity, allowing the fruits of the spirit to flourish within you.

Key Discussions:

⁠Presence of the Holy Spirit: Find answers to questions like “Is the Holy Spirit universally present, and how do individuals navigate growth in the midst of darkness?”

⁠Spiritual Growth: Spiritual growth—whether it leads to fear or faith, with fear resides darkness and faith illuminating the path.

Disobedience as a Barrier: Concept of disobedience and its role as a potential obstacle on the journey to success.

Peaceful Living: The art of finding and maintaining daily peace amidst life's chaos.

Tune in as we unravel the mysteries of human growth and spirituality.

Episode Highlights

  • Navigate the paths our spirits take, choosing between the darkness of fear and the illuminating light of faith.

  • Understand the intricate connection between obedience, disobedience, and the journey towards personal success.

  • Explore the journey from life's struggles to becoming a radiant masterpiece within every individual.

  • Discover how the Holy Spirit helps us navigate growth in the shadows.

  • Examine how disobedience acts as a barrier on the path to success and personal fulfillment.

  • Finding and maintaining daily peace amid life's tumultuous moments.

About Jay Morris

Jay Morris is an author, he is semi-retired after spending 35 years as vice president, director, manager, and coach at Yale New Haven Health, Trinity Health, Merck & Company, Ernst & Young, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), and Allstate Insurance Company. He had the privilege of serving as board chair and deacon in multi-cultural, spirit-filled churches across the country for over 25 years. He has a Ph.D. in adult learning, an MA in organizational design both from Loyola University Chicago, a JD from Woodrow Wilson College of Law, and a BA in sociology from North Carolina Central University (NCCU). 

Jay is the author of Masterpiece; Our Journey to Spiritual Transformation. Jay and his wife, Maria have been married for 46 years with an adult son, Zachery who is a lawyer, and a daughter, Marissa who is a communications manager. He was the only child of two of the most loving, yet dysfunctional parents you could ever meet. He loves reading the Bible cover to cover as a hobby and he loves people. Jay Morris is a lifelong learner.

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About Dr. Joan

Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialized in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method.

Her career as an individual, couples, and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.

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