Welcome to Where to Begin with Science Fiction Horror (This Chapter is on Time Travel Horror) Season 4 Episode 2. Season 4 is looking at Science Fiction Horror movies and we are splitting into Chapter…Chapter 1 is on Time Travel Horror. The Season will run over 10 movies. This episode covers Primer (2004). Join me for the third movie, Last Night in Soho (2021) on Sunday 23rd April 2023. Email your thoughts on the Triangle to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday 17th April 2023. Join the Where to Begin With… Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wtbwpod/ ©TPUTS Collective 2023
Welcome to Where to Begin with Science Fiction Horror (This Chapter is on Time Travel Horror) Season 4 Episode 1. Season 4 is looking at Science Fiction Horror movies and we are splitting into Chapter…Chapter 1 is on Time Travel Horror. The Season will run over 10 movies. This episode covers Triangle (2009). Join me for the second movie, Primer (2004) on Friday 31th March 2023. Email your thoughts on the Triangle to email@example.com before Monday 27th March 2023. Join the Where to Begin With… Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wtbwpod/ ©TPUTS Collective 2023
Magic The Gathering Unoffical Audiobooks
FINAL CHAPTER!! Reading Magic The Gathering Books -- Book III of the Artifact Cycle - Urza's Legacy Unfolds - Urza Planeswalker has enlisted the most brilliant minds from across Dominaria to study at his academy on Tolaria. Together they work to bring to life the greatest artifact weapon Urza has ever devised, hoping to use it to defend their home from an imminent Phyrexian invasion. But treachery and tragedy stalk the tiny island, as Urza and his followers seek to manipulate time itself. (This is unoffical fan content and is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Wizards of the Coast) SUPPORT THIS PODCAST THROUGH PATREON: www.patreon.com/mtgbooks?fan_landing=true JOIN THE DISCORD: discord.gg/bNgeaXRshf
Lent is a time for self-reflection and prayer. One way to do this is by exploring the life, actions, and teachings of Jesus. First Baptist Church of Athens Georgia offers these devotions for your Lenten journey. Using the book, Seeing with Jesus: Developing A Worldview Shaped by the Gospels, by Jack Glasgow, members from our church have prepared daily devotions offering insights, discoveries, and yes, sometimes questions. This week, our devotions correspond with Chapter Chapter 5, Seeing in the Upper Room. Today's devotion is from Kathy Coleman. Instrumental music is performed by Alan McArthur playing a piano arrangement of Be Thou My Vision. For information on purchasing the book, Seeing with Jesus, click here: https://goodfaithmedia.org/product/seeing-with-jesus-glasgow/ For more information about the Jesus Worldview Initiative click here: https://goodfaithmedia.org/jesus-worldview-initiative/
Lent is a time for self-reflection and prayer. One way to do this is by exploring the life, actions, and teachings of Jesus. First Baptist Church of Athens Georgia offers these devotions for your Lenten journey. Using the book, Seeing with Jesus: Developing A Worldview Shaped by the Gospels, by Jack Glasgow, members from our church have prepared daily devotions offering insights, discoveries, and yes, sometimes questions. This week, our devotions correspond with Chapter Chapter 5, Seeing in the Upper Room . Today's devotion is from Madison Sanders. Instrumental music is performed by Alan McArthur playing a piano arrangement of Be Thou My Vision. For information on purchasing the book, Seeing with Jesus, click here: https://goodfaithmedia.org/product/seeing-with-jesus-glasgow/ For more information about the Jesus Worldview Initiative click here: https://goodfaithmedia.org/jesus-worldview-initiative/
Lent is a time for self-reflection and prayer. One way to do this is by exploring the life, actions, and teachings of Jesus. First Baptist Church of Athens Georgia offers these devotions for your Lenten journey. Using the book, Seeing with Jesus: Developing A Worldview Shaped by the Gospels, by Jack Glasgow, members from our church have prepared daily devotions offering insights, discoveries, and yes, sometimes questions. This week, our devotions correspond with Chapter Chapter 5, Seeing in the Upper Room . Today's devotion is from Bill McDonald. Instrumental music is performed by Alan McArthur playing a piano arrangement of Be Thou My Vision. For information on purchasing the book, Seeing with Jesus, click here: https://goodfaithmedia.org/product/seeing-with-jesus-glasgow/ For more information about the Jesus Worldview Initiative click here: https://goodfaithmedia.org/jesus-worldview-initiative/
Lent is a time for self-reflection and prayer. One way to do this is by exploring the life, actions, and teachings of Jesus. First Baptist Church of Athens Georgia offers these devotions for your Lenten journey. Using the book, Seeing with Jesus: Developing A Worldview Shaped by the Gospels, by Jack Glasgow, members from our church have prepared daily devotions offering insights, discoveries, and yes, sometimes questions. This week, our devotions correspond with Chapter Chapter 5, Seeing in the Upper Room . Today's devotion is from Brenda Cain. Instrumental music is performed by Alan McArthur playing a piano arrangement of Be Thou My Vision. For information on purchasing the book, Seeing with Jesus, click here: https://goodfaithmedia.org/product/seeing-with-jesus-glasgow/ For more information about the Jesus Worldview Initiative click here: https://goodfaithmedia.org/jesus-worldview-initiative/
Lent is a time for self-reflection and prayer. One way to do this is by exploring the life, actions, and teachings of Jesus. First Baptist Church of Athens Georgia offers these devotions for your Lenten journey. Using the book, Seeing with Jesus: Developing A Worldview Shaped by the Gospels, by Jack Glasgow, members from our church have prepared daily devotions offering insights, discoveries, and yes, sometimes questions. This week, our devotions correspond with Chapter Chapter 5, Seeing in the Upper Room . Today's devotion is from Jennifer Baxley. Instrumental music is performed by Alan McArthur playing a piano arrangement of Be Thou My Vision. For information on purchasing the book, Seeing with Jesus, click here: https://goodfaithmedia.org/product/seeing-with-jesus-glasgow/ For more information about the Jesus Worldview Initiative click here: https://goodfaithmedia.org/jesus-worldview-initiative/
Chapter 50 of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen performed live by Laura Hales. Join our Facebook group to vote on our next book! https://www.facebook.com/groups/235957780822551/?ref=share
Lights Out Bedtime Stories for Boys and Girls
The Fing **Final Chapter** - Chapter 37 - Silence - Read by Martyn Kenneth on The Lights Out Podcast. Now with almost 600 Ad-free Bedtime Stories for Boys and Girls around the world - FOREVER
GSMC Audiobook Series: Emma by Jane Austen
Emma Woodhouse fancies herself a matchmaker. Published in 1815 Emma represents a heroine that Austen admitted she figured no one would really like but herself. Emma is a spoiled, head-strong, overly-imaginative and supremely over-confident young woman who goes about meddling in all of her friends' lives. The GSMC Audiobook Series presents some of the greatest classic novels, audiobooks, and theatrical presentations from a bygone era. Let Golden State Media Concepts take you on a ride through classic audiobooks read by some of the top audiobook performers of all time. This compiled collection of classic audiobooks contains a wide variety of classic Novels. ***PLEASE NOTE*** GSMC Podcast Network presents these shows and audiobooks as historical content and have brought them to you unedited. Remember that times have changed, and some Audiobooks might not reflect the standards of today's politically correct society. The shows do not necessarily reflect the views, standards, or beliefs of Golden State Media Concepts or the GSMC Podcast Network. Our goal is to entertain, educate, and give you a glimpse into the past.
Joni DailyBible School For Children And Adult'sn Three DaysWeek Monday Wednesday Friday 1000am
JESUS Frees a Tortured Caan Child From Her Demonic Torturers
Welcome back to The Lituation Room a.k.a the Black Lightning Podcast! This week, Britney Monae, Brother" Nate Milton, Vanessa Shark, & Clement Bryant (kinda) talk about episode 8 of the final season of "Black Lightning".! The crew discusses Tobias' continued attacks against Jefferson and the Pierce family, "J.J." going back to Garfield, #ThunderGrace's "Date Night", how the writers have handled Covid/cancellation, our thoughts on Ishmael, lots of YOUR feedback, and so much more! Let the hosts know what you think about this episode in the comments below. You can tweet or email us…And if you just want to send the Lit Crew some love, we’d appreciate that too! Don’t forget to check out all our links below. As always, Stay Lit and Stay Safe…We Out! Official Website: BlackLightningPodcast.com Social Media: Facebook – @BL_Podcast – Instagram Subscribe: Apple Podcasts – Stitcher Radio – YouTube – DC TV Podcasts – Google Play – iHeartRadio Contact Us: BlackLightningPodcast@gmail.com Support: TeePublic Store
Welcome back to The Lituation Room a.k.a the Black Lightning Podcast! This week, Britney Monae, Brother” Nate Milton, Vanessa Shark, & Clement Bryant (kinda) talk about episode 8 of the final season of “Black Lightning“.! The crew discusses Tobias’ continued attacks against Jefferson and the Pierce family, “J.J.” going back to Garfield, #ThunderGrace’s “Date Night”, how the writers have handled Covid/cancellation, […] The post Black Lightning Podcast Season 4 – Episode 8: “The Book of Ruin: Chapter Chapter Three: Things Fall Apart” appeared first on DC TV Podcasts.
Little Lord Fauntleroy - Frances Hodgson Burnett Meet little Cedric Errol, living in NY with his mother and without his father, who has recently passed. 'His life suddenly changes when the messenger of his grandfather appears. Then he found out that his grandfather is an English aristocrat Earl Dorincourt and that after the death of his uncles, he is the only remaining heir of the estates in England and a royal title.' https://www.bookreports.info/little-lord-fauntleroy-summary/ Cedric then travels to England to be formed into an appropriate heir, trained by his grandfather in all the necessary customs and habits of royalty. Life has other plans. Little Lord Fauntleroy is a novel by the English-American writer Frances Hodgson Burnett, her first children's novel. It was published as a serial in St. Nicholas Magazine from November 1885 to October 1886, then as a book by Scribner's in 1886. (Wikipedia) Frances Hodgsen Burnett is also the famous author of A Little Princess and The Secret Garden. Laura Hales, an amateur voice actor, is reading Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett, chapter by chapter, as a small service to the global community. At a time when many are stuck at home, feeling isolated or alone, hopeless or discouraged, Laura is hoping to provide an opportunity for individuals and families to listen to literary classics with Pride and Prejudice, The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, Alice in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, Jane Eyre, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of Green Gables, The Great Gatsby, and A Christmas Carol. All readings are done live, meaning that mistakes and errors are made in the performance. These mistakes are valuable for young readers to observe and understand as they approach their reading. Did you enjoy this performance? Email us your best reading, art, music creation, dance, or anything else, that this reading has inspired you to create. YOUR ART may be featured on the next video! Videos may be shared freely, or used in classrooms/virtual learning without the performers permission, as long as credit is given in the shared video description to the YouTube video link. This reading material is under free copyright domain. Education. Find us on Facebook! Readings are done every couple of days on Facebook live. Join the performer live! https://www.facebook.com/groups/23595
A podcast where I read chapter 5 (The Supreme Emotion) of Ethics For The New Millennium by the Dalai Lama --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/christopher-lash/support
Joni DailyBible School For Children And Adult'sn Three DaysWeek Monday Wednesday Friday 1000am
JESUS IS born in Bethlehem
Better Wealth with Caleb Guilliams
The AND Asset Handbook Chapter 8: The Ability and Incentive To Save More Money In today's Better Wealth Episode, I am joined by Aaron Diemer as we walk through the AND Asset Handbook Chapter-by-Chapter. In this episode Aaron will be reading Chapter Chapter 8: The Ability and Incentive To Save More Money, while I add some commentary at the end. Get your own copy of our new updated https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EI-01Pnn2TWHBCYqC_tHSicdWa7LylEU/view (“AND Asset Handbook” )and follow along with us as we read and discuss this powerful resource. If you have any questions or feedback please reach out by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or booking your https://calendly.com/betterwealth/andasset?month=2020-12 (Free AND Asset Clarity Call)! #BETTERWEALTH For more information on BetterWealth or the content you hear on the Podcast visit us at http://www.betterwealth.com/podcast (www.betterwealth.com/podcast). Episode Links & Resources: Get your copy of the https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EI-01Pnn2TWHBCYqC_tHSicdWa7LylEU/view (“AND Asset Handbook”) More Questions? Book your https://calendly.com/betterwealth/andasset?month=2020-12 (Free AND Asset Clarity Call) https://betterwealth.captivate.fm/episode/-the-and-asset-handbook-chapter-1 (Episode #264: The AND Asset Handbook Chapter 1) https://betterwealth.captivate.fm/episode/the-and-asset-handbook-chapter-2- (Episode #265: The AND Asset Handbook Chapter 2) https://betterwealth.captivate.fm/episode/the-and-asset-handbook-chapter-3 (Episode #266: The AND Asset Handbook Chapter 3) https://betterwealth.captivate.fm/episode/the-and-asset-handbook-chapter-4 (Episode #267: The AND Asset Handbook Chapter 4) https://betterwealth.captivate.fm/episode/and-asset-handbook-chapter-5 (Episode #268: The AND Asset Handbook Chapter 5) https://betterwealth.captivate.fm/episode/the-and-asset-handbook-chapter-6 (Episode #269: The AND Asset Handbook Chapter 6) https://betterwealth.captivate.fm/episode/the-and-asset-handbook-chapter-7- (Episode #270: The AND Asset Handbook Chapter 7)
Brandon Handley 0:00 Chapter Chapter five, you can change the universe we're going through, are you ready to succeed by sukumar Rao, if you are digging some of this material, I will let you know that there is a course that he offers called creating personal mastery, it's available online, I'll go ahead and include a link to it. Let me know if you're trying to get into there. And if you want more information, I can tell you that I am I have applied myself and will be taking it later this year. And I encourage you to check it out. One of the reasons I signed up is because this to me, Sreekumar Rao is a master, right? There's very few that I know of, that we have access to that can teach this material the way that he does, and makes it and turns it into practical application, something that you can use every day everywhere in every way. So not a paid endorsement. But I do want you to know that it's something that resonates with me, obviously, I mean, that's why I'm digging so deeply into this material so that it's something that sticks to me, something becomes a part of me. And if it is, again, if it's something that is of interest to you. Go ahead, check it out. I'll leave a link to that one as well. Look, I'm making another note CPN wasn't even planned. Link on part three. And let's head into, you can influence the universe and create miracles. This is a this is a chapter that I shared with a friend of mine. A couple years back now while I was on the plane out to Denver, and we were having miracle conversations, I think that I was going through a course in miracles. And I was heavily influenced by a Course of Miracles. I was heavily influenced by Abraham Hicks, neville goddard, I was deep into that material. And I was seeing Listen, personally, I was seeing all kinds of miracles happening in my life. So again, I've got it right here. He's not this is this is like a sub chapter within the chapters. I think that this is the gooey goodness part of the best, one of the best pieces of the book, as far as I'm concerned. So right now most of us, you are probably so convinced that you are separate from the universe. And you spent most of your life pointing to your powerlessness that there's no there's no way. There's no way that you will you can create miracles. Right? No way. The thing is that you need to look for look for the connection, right? Create the conduct your direct creator, a guaranteed right. What would you like to create in your life? Unknown Speaker 3:05 What would you like? Brandon Handley 3:08 What would you like to create? Right? You need to have the firm conviction that the universe has intervened for you on your behalf if you have not listened to. Here's another note for myself to make. If you have not listened to Alan Watts, trust the universe is another lecture. Go listen to that. I'll put that I'll put that in the podcast notes as well. Unknown Speaker 3:30 You need to Brandon Handley 3:31 learn how to trust the universe as another as if it were another and you have to begin to believe in some way shape or another that this is a benevolent universe. How have you gotten to where you gotten to today? Again, if you are listening to this podcast, there's a good chance you're better off than when you know your news. Random percentages at least 80% of the world. All right. Mute, clean running water. Do you have a roof over your head? Do you have food in your fridge? Do universe man I mean? What are the odds at first of all, it's one in 400. Like what trillion that you're born? That's that's just the beginning of it. But now you're on a country with are we seven eight I don't know how many billions that we're at. You are one of the lucky ones that has clean running water. You are one of the lucky ones that has electricity a switch you can flip on even even if you were listening to this in a shelter, you are in a shelter with clean running water with electricity with a warm running bed with soup food. This is a benevolent universe, okay? So, you know, look, you need to create that connection for yourself. And, and initially that may not be easy, especially if you've got some filters, you know, set up you've got you've got some kind of filters and walls and you can't see it that way. That's okay too. But But again, realize, at this point as we've gone through this chapter, that is your choice you choose, you make that choice. Okay? So he uses the idea of parking spot, right? Maybe you're trying to find a parking spot, and all of a sudden you got lucky, you found a parking spot, right where you wanted to find it. And what a coincidence, I wanted a parking spot, just like that. And there it was. But you would consider that a coincidence. The other idea is like, Oh, well, what about when you learn to play tennis, you know, you've got your forehand, backhand. And, and at some point in time, like you're, when you're learning to play, it's hard, right? It's a challenge. It's when you go all the times when you put in the practice is when you put in the effort, it's when you have someone working along with you, that can teach you as well. And at some point, it clicks. And then you say to yourself, Well, that's because I put the work hands because I put the effort in is because I learned how to play tennis with someone who knew how to play tennis, I had all the lessons, and it just works. And now I'm a great fucking tennis player. Right. The other example that I would use, you know, in this is just for my son, right now he's going from, you know, playing on a tablet, to try to use a computer, right, and the controls are eminently different. The same time, you know, he's going to have to learn it one point, if he wants to, you know, advance with the computer, how to knock it all out. And he'll sit there and say, Well, you know, I've been, you know, for years on the mobile, and it's gonna take me forever to do the computer. However, again, little bites built up over time. And at some point, when you look back, you will realize that you were always capable. And it wasn't until you begin to take serious efforts and move towards that what you know, you're capable of that it begins to click. So it goes, Hey, understand which one of these models will serve you best, right? If you want to consider everything a coincidence. And and in practically random with zeros system with the zero way to, to kind of recreate that, at how's that going to serve you? How will that methodology and mental model serve you? Right? He says the second model where we know you're learning how to play tennis until it all clicks, this is the one this is the one this transformative, right? This is the one that's powerful, capable of delivering results. You don't have to take my word for it. You don't have to take his word for it. Here's what you got to do is try it. The cost to you? minimal, you don't need to share this with anybody. I love this too. I think Let me see if it gets in. If it gets into it yet. Hold on. We'll get to it. Right? We'll get to it. So you know, how do you do it? Right? How do you do it? How do you do it? How do you do it? How do you do it? And that's when you think of a friend when you think of a phrase, you know, sometimes you send out like these mental signals and you do with a light touch of emotion. And you just kind of say, Hey, you know, the universe is going to let that happen for me. Deal is it's like you don't recognize you don't consider these miracles. You consider them again, you consider them like, you know, why would it What a coincidence, I was just, I was just thinking of you Mike, what a coincidence, I was just thinking he Tom. Or maybe when you see a phrase or you've got a favorite song. And that song shows up in the next show that you watch or you know, you hop in the car and you listen to the radio because you still have one and your favorite song comes on. I can't believe I was just singing that song. I'll give you an example to my house. My current house it's very you know, I would go to sleep at night and I would visualize this this really interesting shaped house like almost like a U shaped house with Windows on each side. So you can see the people walking on either side and like wave to them and it was in this kind of perfect wood setting. And it was it was peaceful and remote. And guys, ladies gals it happened right and the thing is, I didn't have like a bunch of emotional energy tied up into it. I had this kind of this thought this idea and I let it go. Right. But I had it repeatedly. I had it often. But I didn't in didn't put this. Too much pressure onto it or too much energy into it as though it had to happen. It'd be nice I didn't you know, I didn't have this grand expectation that it had to happen. So, um, doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo money, right? money too. These are just a couple more examples. Last year here before I did really powerful exercise where I was just doing a budgetary exercise. And I not something that I'm super big on doing, but the exercise was to write down, you know, kind of all your debt, how much you make, and how much would you like to make yada, yada, and then add on 15% get real clear on kind of what you want to use it for what your intentions are, and all this other stuff. A year later, I had like almost the exact amount. So and and, and when I tell you like it was it was more than I expected. It was more. I didn't, you know, I couldn't think of it as real, right? Because I couldn't, I couldn't have thought about that going forward. Now looking back, I can see this as a miracle, right? I can write down this as a miracle. And that's exactly what it says. To do here. Pay careful attention to such happenings explicitly. Recognize, acknowledge and break them down. list what happened the date the time, permit yourself to feel elated and write them down, write down the feeling as well. You know, that's that dude. Somewhere It really is. It's crazy how it will happen. And then mentally play with the idea that these are not coincidences. Albert Einstein, either everything's a miracle or nothing is a miracle. Okay. And then work through this. As I said, trust the universe as though or another so noted as the universe trying to make itself known to you assist the Universe by saying, hey, universe, Unknown Speaker 11:55 I see you. Brandon Handley 11:56 I see you given me all this, and I thank you. Right, give thanks. Believe what is the line that I've been shouting recently is believe receive and gift thanks, grateful. You let it go and give something to somebody else. I mean, that's a, we're getting into the next chapter already, I get myself anyways. So assisted by showing some attention, create miracles with the expectation that they will happen at least 50 times a day. This is I need to do more work on this. This is why I'm not rushing through this book. Because I need to pay attention to the lessons I need to motivate myself inspire myself to do these more myself, what's this game, why I'm going through this, this is not just to share it with you, so that I pay close attention to details of what I know will make me successful and, and take action on some of these things, right? So listen, there will be flubs, there will be there's no out of those 50 I don't know how many you're gonna get, Unknown Speaker 13:04 I don't have any, I Brandon Handley 13:04 don't know what your belief system is, right? I don't know how many filters you've got set up, I don't know how clogged up your drains are to let some of this shit in. And that's gonna, you know, that's gonna, that's gonna impact a lot, it's going to impact a lot of what happens there. So the deal is, there are going to be some don't come come through, right? There are going to be some that do. Focus on those wins, jot them down, write them down, say, Whoa, feel elated. Let it happen. And initially, you know, this, this is going to change, this is going to change your way of thinking. And you're going to be excited, and you're going to call it out. But over time, over time, this is going to just become a part of your daily, it's gonna become part of your daily, you're going to begin to accept that the universe does work in this manner that you do need to close the universe as though it were another just get into it, man, give it a shot. As you as you kind of begin to accept it for yourself, you're going to notice that the number of events that you consider miracles are going to increase. This is when you need to, you know, take this as a signal to start making bigger and more important things to happen. Our belief systems have so many walls up and filters in the way for this that even even if you see the small ones happening, it's challenged to start making this larger leap. I'm only telling you because that's been true for me. And I need to take this to heart myself and and start making bigger and more important things happen and allowing for the universe. Right? And I don't think that there's any better time then than right now especially as we we head into the Age of Aquarius. Look, I'm not like this astrological. All these things but let's use some of these things as symbols and like when they show up in your life as parts of miracles and all the other stuff, of all the times of all the things of everything happening in the universe right now. We're living in a pretty crazy awesome time, right Frank and junction moved into the Age of Aquarius, when 400 trillion. Listen, the start to use some of our galaxy billions of galaxies, right? Just imagine that some of these forces are taking place in your life right now how can you apply them as though this were some type of mental kung fu and you're going to use the, you're going to use the the great momentum of the universe to to your own benefit. And so at some point, though, this becomes commonplace and simply a way of life. I have this one thing with my with Meg, who's got her Etsy shop up and running. And sometimes, so no, say hey, well, I didn't make that much money this week, or you're just talking about the the amount of money that you're making, as large or small, then you know what, take away these labels, and just realize that it's a happening, it is happening. That is, it's not it's not a large or small thing happening. It's happening, period. And it is a miracle. If that's how you want to see it. We're gonna pause on this one, and then we're gonna jump into who, let's let's, I don't know how many, how much longer it's gonna take. But like I said, I think this is a really powerful chapter, one of the most powerful chapters in my mind. And one of the ones that if you're not going to apply any of the other ones, apply this 100% Welcome back spiritual dope. We are headed through what are we headed through, we're headed through, are you ready to succeed, you can change the universe, we just got done finishing up with how to create miracles in your life. And right now we're going to go through a couple of the helpful hints, a couple of helpful hints and of creating miracles. First of all, do not share this process with others. And the reason is, is they will share their skepticisms and bring you down if you're not familiar with the story of the kui crab. Or the crabs in a bucket story is the idea that as the crabs are trying to leave the buckets, the crabs beneath it will reach up and pull it back down right almost as to say, Hey, don't go out past that room. We don't know what's out there can't be safe, you better stay here in this bucket with us. When you try to share this miracle mindedness stuff with others, they will poopoo you and they will you know, wet blanket, Debbie Downer all that shit. So here's the deal. Do it silently. And allow for your own fate to develop a lot. See this stuff for yourself. Start with something small. Write start with small stuff. And the reason I say start with small stuff is because it'll be easier for you to see it happen with small stuff than it will with the large stuff right here. You just trust me on that one. Right? And allow for your own faith to develop allow for yourself to build that muscle of miracle, you know, miracle creative muscles. And it may take longer for some than others. And that's okay, stick with it. You know, if you if you've made it this far, and you'd be gone at all. Here's the thing is, if you've done it at all, if you've done it once, if you've done it twice, if you did just one day of it, then you probably saw a result. All right. And you can't go back after that. You can't go back after that. So you can produce miracles. You can engineer coincidences. There's the the the idea even in the beginning of the book is like you can make these serendipitous moments happen. He shares a story in the book I'm not gonna I'm gonna go ahead and go pass it. I'm trying I'm trying to think of some of my own. The house was one right The house was one my job so the work that I've ever gotten in my life evolved been in by some shape or form a miracle. The job that I currently have right now is is something that I did not consciously create, but I did consciously create so how does it how does how does that look? So right now I work at a technology company, a service provider company that you can we have over, we have hundreds, almost like, you know, 1000s of OEMs. And, and some of them are huge right now, if you look at Microsoft, Amazon, and then you look at the industry that I get to play in, it's with gaming media and all this other stuff. And the thing is, these are all things that like I looked up to and love as I was growing up, and now I find myself smack dab in the middle of being able to help these people create the things that I loved, right? So I get to participate in gaming at Activision Blizzard conversations with them. Me and Microsoft, it's just crazy. Right? So how does that happen? To guy that, you know, never finished college. Unknown Speaker 20:55 Right? Brandon Handley 20:56 How do I end up in this place in space, it's not something that I kind of created by way of miracle, right. And if I, even if I go back, and I look at it, I did create it consciously at some point where I said, hey, yeah, that's the job. I would like, I'm not going to shove and push and, you know, all this force and energy into it, this is what I like. And it did come to me by by way more of of allowance. And buy, don't believe receive and give thanks. It showed up right when I needed it. Right when I you know, pandemic hate. This job showed up and in a way that I needed it more than anything else. And that's not a miracle. I don't know what is right. So I'm willing to look at it that way. And I'm willing to go back and look at it my Unknown Speaker 21:57 own. Brandon Handley 22:03 My own my part in the process, right? How did I How did I take part in this? And I did not do it by myself. I did it with the help of the universe, I could have done it by myself, how does somebody do anything by themselves? They don't? Again, it's when they think that they are the ones doing it all by themselves that I think that there's a large there's a restriction of flow of restriction on the flow of what is possible for you, especially if you feel like you've got to do it all by yourself. How much can do by yourself? versus how much can you do with the assistance of the universe? Who's on your side at all times? All right. riddle me that Batman so so here, listen, to change, to change your universe, discard the model of frantic doing this is also awesome one. Honestly, this is another one that you let go of the frantic doing when you practice a little bit of surrender when you when you take on the ownership of I'm not doing this by myself, I'm doing this with the universe. Because this sigh of relief, right sigh of relief, a little bit of calm wash this whole view and a little bit of allowing the power, the energy that creates worlds right connection to source to flow through you and towards that what you truly desire. That's a fabulous feeling. So the current model of life for most is the harder I work, the luckier I get. Now listen, I believe I believe in preparation, and believe in pre paving. I believe in creating a vision, I believe in establishing a goal I believe in walking towards it, right. That's all part of visualization. That's all part of having faith in yourself. I mean, it's no different. But the you know, to put a huge emotional focus and energy into a specific way of how it has to happen that is by your own plan and by your own design. Leave you leave a lot to be desired in that on this and so the harder I work the luckier I get this is like in relationships, you know, how many times have you struggled to get into relationship and in the end of that relationship, you got the girl you want and you live in the house that you want to live in, in the neighborhood that you want to be in at all fuckin sucks. And you end up like you're on a hamster wheel and, and you're like, you're like, well, this is this. I've been around people like this. Right? This is just how life is this is the reality of life. This is everybody goes through this. This is that. It's no different for everybody else. Everybody does this. Unknown Speaker 24:58 That's not Brandon Handley 24:59 fucking True. That's not true. It can't be true. Right? This is a reality, this is not the reality. And you get to choose which model of reality you are going to work with. So when you change, so does the universe. The the alternate to frantic doing is calm being, Bob Proctor has a line for this one. Yeah, he goes, I don't need to slow down, I need to calm down. And this, this brings to mind, the idea of when you excite when you are excited, and molecules are excited, there is a there's a frenzy that's built, there's just bounce around every which way in every direction. Or that and then there's, you know, calmness, a surety of confidence that happens by repeated practice over time, right? That's when you go and you do the things you know, you wrestle with your kids, and you know that it's calm, and it's easy, you're not not you're not expending too much energy. You write your name, you do the things that you do every day, there's a calmness that you do within, right, and you can find that same calmness in everything. It's just a matter of again, you know, something happens, something pops up, you don't overreact to it, you step back, you take a breath, you realize, hey, what's happening here in this moment, right? Use the witness, leverage the witness, as you begin to Nugent leverage to leverage the mental chatter, all the stuff. So and you'll begin to understand that each time as you're changing your mental models, as you go forward, you are becoming different person. And the interesting thing is that the universe has no choice. This is a his his words. industry, the universe has no choice but to change in accordance with the person that you will become. If you haven't heard that from Bob Proctor. If you haven't heard that from Abraham Hicks, if you haven't heard that, from the Bible, Buddha, I don't know every you know, the people that have made it. Throughout the millennia. Elan musk even has most recently a line, you know, of, you know, every person's got a level of understanding that at some point, when you get to that level of understanding, and you begin to see this happen for yourself. It's pretty intense, right? So many cases, as men, he says it's more efficient to do the internal work, meaning again, just like I said, there, do some of this to sort of voices judgment, clear outside mental clutter, lovers, lovers, the lovers to witness and all that type of internal work, do the gratitude and, and you're gonna feel like a different person, you are going to project or you see a mirror of who you become on the external, that doesn't mean that they're still not the external stuff that needs to get done. I still have to reply to emails, I still have to record this podcast, I still need to send it out, I still need to, you know, do all the external stuff, show love, eat all these things, right? You still need to do those things. Just much less than you thought sometimes it's great to let go of some of the timelines and the ways that you think things have to happen and allow for them to happen. And sometimes they happen in ways that are much more to just cooler, right? They're very, they're much cooler, they're much more spontaneous. There. They are miracle stories, you could tell them here like wow, that happened in a way that I never could have written about right? I never could have forecasted. But it does, right. He says the example he uses of kind of searching for a job. And when you become clear on what it is that you want, the universe will show itself to you with ease, meaning the path will open up for you and it becomes quicker and instead of it. It's kind of like take the idea of a walk in sand dunes in the Sahara right walking up sand is is a pain. Yes. And takes a lot of energy. you exert yourself and it's just hot and annoying and sand everywhere. Nope, nope. no bueno. Versus getting hot to lose track right? It becomes so fast and accelerate even think about the Hyperloop right? You just you just get sucked in and pulled in along the way and it's so crazy because you're not you're not Pushing anymore you're being pulled out, I'm just thinking about it because it's so true, like methley is so true. And there's just there's this way that that happens. And with ease doesn't mean that it's easy, right? It does mean that it is with ease. And there's this, there's this wonderful sensation that happens when you're doing it. So practice over time. So it says here, largest, largest stumbling block, I mean, flip over to the page. It's a, one of the largest stumbling blocks is Unknown Speaker 30:44 to do to do Brandon Handley 30:48 that, I mean, look, the largest on the block to me, I can't find it right here is that we? We, we don't believe yet, right? The largest stumbling block is that we don't believe. And, of course, if we don't believe we can't perceive what's happening in front of us. And you will believe that all this stuff is happening when you start seeing it in front of you. I'm sorry, I lost track there, guys. So as we kind of, you know, there's gonna be the frantic, you're not gonna be able to stop the frantic doing right away, right? So you'll keep doing that. But at the same time, start doing some of these smaller things where you do allow for the universe to step in, and you allow for universe to participate with you. Right? It is and it is allowing you're not it's it's funny, because you're not the center of the universe is allowing you to do something as you are allowing the universe to work with you. It's like I Oh, come on in. Right, like can't Yeah, vampires can't come into your house unless you invite them in. Same thing with universe you can't come in and can't work with you in a way that is in tandem, right in a way that is beneficial to both unless you to agree to work with each other. Right? And if you're if you're a fan of like, all that stuff, right? You most likely sign some type of soul contract somewhere with the universally hey, here's how this is gonna go now. And universe is gonna show up, knock on the door and like, go away. I'm busy. I got the chicken under control. And the thing is, you don't right. You're frantic. You're going crazy with it. And you're like, at some point, you have this breakdown this meltdown, you're like, this is fucking bullshit. Life sucks. And you're like, I could really use some hope. And you let the universe like knocks again, you're like, go away, I don't believe you. And then one day, you're just like, fine. Okay, come on in. Let's go. Right? I'm gonna go back to the idea of, you've got beliefs so deep right now that this is impossible for you. Most likely, right? that these aren't interference on the reception to and from the universe. Work on your reception, right? work on allowing, you know, allow it allowance could be something just as simple as somebody gives you a compliment. Work on that. Because if you don't accept compliments, if you don't accept gifts, if you don't accept just a simple Thank you with grace and ease, how are you going to accept the infinite power of the universe to flow through you as again? You agreed to do with it when you came in, right, that's probably on the back of some universal bar napkin that has you know, tear stains and and shenanigans on the back of it. Like oh, man, I love you, man. Let's Unknown Speaker 33:42 go to sleep tonight. And Brandon Handley 33:43 you wake up next day you're on planet Earth, you know what the fuck does happen? anywho. So let's say keep track of your successes. Ignore the failures. Keep doing what works. I mean, this is another one that I got from Bob Proctor as well. You know, stop doing the shit. That doesn't work. Right? That didn't work. Stop doing it. That did work. Wow, that works. Keep doing more of that. Right? That works with children that works with your job that works everywhere. On a run right to the end here. You know, a note of caution. Once you head down this direction, you can't go back. There's no going back. It's like the fucking matrix. Man. It's like the red pill blue pill. You can't unknow this. You can't undo this. Once you create and accept miracles in your life. Once you see your life as America once you see that everything is a miracle. You're in man, you're injured. You're part of the you're part of the circle of trust. Right? You will be teamed up with the universe Do you need Who else do you need with you at that point? Right. And you may think this is shenanigans you may think and slop jokes you may believe this can't be possible for you. real question is what do you have to lose? I can think of a couple things you might be able to lose, you might be able to lose 10 minutes of a crappy show that you watch on TV, you might lose 10 minutes of the news, you might lose 10 minutes of sleep, if you went to go to 10 minutes a day, right is all that it is all it takes to create a miracle. And if you're not willing to create miracles, or see them show up in your life, for the absolute cost of 10 minutes of your life a day. Again, your choice, no problem, no skin off my back. I'm just here to present some information. And I'm here to do it as objectively as I can. But also, I've had these experiences myself. So what do you have to lose? Try it out. Keep with it, you absolutely will find yourself in a whole new world. And, you know, even he's even even Dr. Houses in his book, because it's not here to make, you know, shove this on you. Where's, where's it, I get to the back of the book, no to caution, did it. Unknown Speaker 36:09 Just look, Brandon Handley 36:12 because I have seen innumerable people discover this from sales, I cannot provide you with persistence that you'll have to supply from within yourself. He says, trust me when I say it'll be well worth it. You've got supply around persistence, right? You've got to you know, you've got to be the one that is able to supply your own belief. You've got to be the one that identifies and labels it as such, again, those are yours to create. And this is your reality, right? This is a reality, not the reality, your model. How can you put this to work for you? And, you know, where's the last line here, one second here, I'll pause it for a second while I go look for it with there it is when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change, ah, how many times I hear that before implementing some of the stuff into my own life, tons of times. And every time it got that same noise out of me. So try it for yourself and see if it doesn't happen for yourself. Again, the worst thing that can happen is that maybe it doesn't work out for you. And you chalk it up to bullshit and shenanigans or you begin. I hate to say you begin because you always have created miracles. But now you begin to notice that you are the one who's influencing the universe. You begin to see exactly how powerfully you are able to show up when you allow yourself to show up. And that's going to wrap us up Transcribed by https://otter.ai
Swami Lakshmanjoo explains how one should act in this world so that impressions do not remain in one's mind - Kashmir Shaivism This is an excerpt from Chapter Chapter 3, Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, by Swami Lakshmanjoo). Also, check out our free weekly sangha studying Abhinavagupta's Bhagavad Gita. Now, who is the best one? The best yogi is that person . . . DVD 3.1 (18:09) यस्त्विन्द्रियाणि मनसा नियम्यारभतेऽर्जुन । कर्मेन्द्रियैः कर्मयोगमसक्तः स विशिष्यते ॥७॥ yastvindriyāṇi manasā niyamyārabhate’rjuna / karmendriyaiḥ karmayogamasaktaḥ sa viśiṣyate //7// The one who is always walking, talking, and fully aware of God consciousness while walking, while talking, while doing gup-shup (idle conversation), and seeing, shaking hands, karmendriyaiḥ karma yogam asaktaḥ, without being attached to all of these. He sees. . . he [walks] on the pathway for a change, but he does not know where he went and wherefrom he returned. Because, it is just like rathyaṁ grāmaṇe tṛṇaparṇādivat. When you walk on the roadside, you will see [objects] on the roadside here and there. When you go in motorcar, in motorcar ride, you see leaves and everything on the right side and on the left side of your car, but those impressions of leaves do not remain in your mind; it is just nirvikalpa.63 Like that you should act in this world. DVD 3.1 (19:54) नियतं कुरु कर्म त्वं कर्म ज्यायो ह्यकर्मणः । शरीरयात्रापि च ते न प्रसिद्ध्येदकर्मणः ॥८॥ niyataṁ kuru karma tvaṁ karma jyāyo hyakaramaṇaḥ / śarīrayātrāpi ca te na prasiddhyedakarmaṇaḥ //8// [Lord Kṛṣṇa]: So you should do action, always do action with God consciousness. Karma jyāyo hyakarmaṇaḥ. Karma is, action is very superior, most superior, more superior than discarding actions. Śarīrayātrāpi ca te. Śarīrayātrā means this bodily existence also is dependent to karma. Without karma, bodily existence . . . the body won’t exist, the body won’t live, it will be shattered to pieces. DVD 3.1 (20:55) यज्ञार्थात्कर्मणोऽन्यत्र लोकोऽयं कर्मबन्धनः । तदर्थं कर्म कौन्तेय मुक्तसङ्गः समाचर ॥९॥ yajñārthātkarmaṇo’nyatra loko’yaṁ karmabandhanaḥ / tadarthaṁ karma kaunteya muktasaṅgaḥ samācara //9// O Arjuna, you should do actions, yajñārthāt, you should do actions, leave actions in God consciousness, bas! Don’t crave for its fruit, [then] all your actions will bear no fruit. And when they bear no fruit, what is remaining in the background of fruit? The knowledge of Parabhairava. The supreme Bhairava state will shine automatically. JOHN: What does it mean [when] he says it won’t bear fruit, these actions will bear no fruit? I mean, it bears some fruit . . . what does it mean? SWAMIJI: No, these actions will bear fruit [only] when you ask for them, when you ask for fruits. When you do actions and remain in God consciousness, always be introverted and do all actions, then there will be no fruit from that. And that fruit will be, automatically, the knowledge of Parabhairava. JOHN: So what is it when some fruit comes? I mean in other words, you do something and some result comes from that. That is not the same kind of fruit? SWAMIJI: No, that fruit should not come, that is the wrong way of action. JOHN: No, I agree with that, but . . . SWAMIJI: Wrong way of action is to pray for this karma (action), e.g., “this karma (action) should be successful. Any karma, any action which I do, it must be successful, it must remain successful, it must not remain undone, it must have some fruit. It is worthwhile to have some fruit from my actions.” This you should not have! As long as you have this idea, this desire that, “I want some good action from this fruit [i.e., some good fruit from this action],” you are away from God consciousness. You go on doing your work, you go on serving Viresh whole-heartedly [and feel], “it is my duty to serve Viresh. Viresh is my own self [so] I must serve him, I must see that he is alright.
Hello listeners. Now that the freedom bell has rang, please look forward to the launch of our sister show, "Dreams Delayed", where Author and Playwright Jamima B. Jones interprets and narrates key portions of the Thirteenth Amendment, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Compensated Emancipation Act. These three key pieces of legislation, stored in the Library of Congress, paved the way to 'freedom'. However, our dreams of true freedom have been delayed. As always, thank you for listening, and please tell a friend! Limited editions of "The Story of Jubilee", signed by the Author, are still available at email@example.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-jubilee/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-jubilee/support
PLEASE GO BUY SOME MERCH & SUPPORT MY CHANNEL! https://teespring.com/stores/angies-explorations-2 https://teespring.com/stores/mygypsysoul --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/angies.explorations/support
In the Artists Realm with Sylvia Stein
In this episode of In the Artists realm with Sylvia Stein I am discussing the book entitled, Crafting Dynamic Dialogue: The Complete Guide to Speaking, Conversing, Arguing, and Thinking in Fiction. From The Editors of Writer's Digest the Foreword is by Cheryl St. John. I am discussing Chapter 7 by Jeff Gerke. I also share excerpts of my latest thriller coming out soon: Battered Mind All music by Garage band.
In the Artists Realm with Sylvia Stein
Due to technical difficulties the previous episode did not get fully recorded so I added the continuation to it. All music by Garage band. Battered Mind is by Sylvia Stein Copyright 2019.
Dulur, Akhir e SC (Surabaya Community) ndue podcast. Episode perkenalan iki ning Ratna bakal ngenal no sekilat tentang Suroboyo Community, tentang Salam SeSaMa (Sedhuluran Sampek Matek), karo ngejak dulur-dulur iso nyangkruk bareng nang podcast iki. Member SC sing nang Chapter-Chapter liane Jakarta yo iso ingirim rekaman suarane nang email e SC Pusat, ngko bakal di pilih ndi ae sing iso di olah lan dipublish nang podcast iki. Sing penting gak SARA & Politik. Rekaman rame-rame, bareng-bareng dulur liane yo tambah sip. monggo dulur di manfaatkan. email: SurabayaCommunity.Official(at)gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/Surabaya.Community Facebook: fb.com/SedhuluranSampekMatek #PodcastIndonesia #PodcastSurabaya #SurabayaCommunity #SatuMejaPodcast Musik Latar: Restu Fortuna - Ela Elo
United Pool Association Podcast
As UPA Podcast begins to grow with new and exciting content. We as representatives of UPA, do not want to forget why we are doing a podcast. In this episode Steve and Joe discuss Chapters and the Virtual Chapter as well as everything from vendors, sick route and the social media aspects of UPA.
Drums of Autumn Chapter 40 Week 21 “Virgin Sacrifice” Breaking News: Outlander S4 will premiere in November 2018 with 13 episodes based on Drums of Autumn and adapted for television. The television series has been renewed for S5 and S6 with 12 episodes each season. S5 is expected to be adapted from Fiery Cross and S6 from A Breath of Snow and Ashes. I will be doing a read-a-long for FC in 2019 after S4 ends. Summary: Brianna and Lizzie make it to Wilmington. The girl has been sick with fever multiple times. The next stop is Cross Creek. Lizzie learns Jamie Fraser will be at his Aunt's at River Run for a trial. Roger arrives mere days after Brianna in North Carolina and reaches Wilmington on her heels. He finds her. She is happy and upset. They are handfasted in the Scottish tradition and consummate their marriage multiple times in a shed. Brianna learns a truth. Feeling betrayed she storms back to her rented room. Roger vows to return to her. He leaves to secure a gemstone. Lizzie thinks MacKenzie raped Brianna. Inside the Chapter: Chapter 40 Virgin Sacrifice Wilmington, the Colony of North Carolina, September 1, 1769 Brianna and Lizzie are in North Carolina waiting for Lizzie to improve from another attack of illness. Poor frail Lizzie is fevered and weak. They were riding from Charleston when the illness struck again. Brianna was terrified her companion would die in the wilderness but pressed on to Wilmington the next day when the fever temporarily broke. Brianna needs to find her mother to help with Lizzie and for herself. Taking care of Lizzie helped Brianna appreciate her size and strength. Nursing is tough work. Brianna decides it must be malaria-causing the fevers. Mosquitoes were a plague upon them once the land was in sight. Brianna could feel her mother's presence as she cared for the ailing girl (p666, Nook). Quinine and other derivatives were the chief medicines to combat malarial fever since WWII; Claire would use Jesuit bark (cinchona bark) in the 18th century. When they arrived in Wilmington, the landlady at the inn called for an apothecary when she saw how ill Lizzie was (p667, Nook). The man left with fright and warnings. Brianna didn't exactly know how to care Lizzie but knew bloodletting wasn't the answer. She reflected on how the bugs stayed away from her, and she had vaccinations for many diseases, including malaria before she went through the stones. She wondered how many other diseases were prevalent in the sweltering city and caused by bug bites. Exhausted, she was too tired to change out of the many days worn clothing. She knew she had to find her mother as quickly as possible to help Lizzie. The small maidservant could die from another round of fever. She planned to sell the horses and take a boat upriver to Cross Creek in search of Aunt Jocasta's home, River Run. The thought of meeting more family gave Brianna a thrill. Certainly, she would be able to tell Brianna how to find Jamie and Claire. Finally, she undressed and lay naked on the quilt on the floor, drifting quickly to sleep. The next morning Lizzie remained weak but fever free. Brianna pays the landlady extra money to keep an eye on the sick girl while she goes out to tend to the business at hand. Brianna managed to sell the horses and obtained the name of a man who took people upriver to Cross Creek by boat. When she returned to her room, Lizzie was dressed and eating. She is much better. Lizzie had been doing the washing and ironing. Brianna worries the girl will overexert herself and become ill again. When the girl explains the discovery, she'd had Brianna listens (p670, Nook). This MacNeil knows her father, mother, and Jocasta Cameron. Lizzie explains what the man said about Claire (p671, Nook). It turns out Jamie is in Cross Creek because of an upcoming trial he must attend. Brianna starts calculating the time needed to get upriver, so she doesn't miss Jamie. Roger arrived in Edenton just ten days after Brianna arrived in South Carolina. She must be in Wilmington by now, and he is determined to find her. Roger details his journey to Wilmington (p672, Nook). He knew she was here. She had to be. It was the most logical place to secure a guide to go into the mountains to Fraser's Ridge. He learns there are twenty-three taverns where she could have taken a room or maybe in a private residence he thinks. By the time he had reached the fifth tavern people had begun sharing their sightings of her (p673, Nook). Roger was considerably worried for Brianna after hearing the stories. He was also hungry, thirsty, and lacking funds. He decided on a place to spend a couple of pennies on dinner, and maybe, just maybe he would be allowed to sleep in the stable. He saw a newspaper office and wanted to throw a rock through the window. That damned notice is what got both into this situation. Entering the Blue Bull, he sees Brianna sitting by the hearth (p674, Nook). Roger tries to make her come with him. A seaman from the cargo boat yells at Roger (MacKenzie) to let her be. Brianna finally tells the protective man she knows Roger. The man reluctantly backs off. Lizzie freaks out that Brianna may go with him. Brianna assures her it's okay and she'll be back later. Once outside, she wants to know why he's there. He takes her to a shelter. Again, she demands to know what he's doing there (p675, Nook). He kisses her, hard and tells her it will be alright. She is horrified that he is there (p675, Nook). Around and around they go. She has the temper of both her parents. Instead of throttling her back, he grabbed a handful of hair and kissed her as hard as he could, she fought him, at first. Then gave in ending in tears and sobs (p676, Nook). There it is, she didn't tell him she was going because she loved him. Now they tumble on the ground like wrestlers. He let go of her hair, she took her arm off his neck, but Roger couldn't stop touching her neck. He makes her say it (p677, Nook). She lay in his arms weeping. They are dirty, bruised, and he is most certainly hungry. They will find a way back to the twentieth century, somehow. She is happy to see him regardless of not wanting him to follow her. He asks how long she'd been planning the trip, though he probably knew the answer based on the changes in her letters. Six months past when she went to Jamaica instead of to Scotland to see him. Of course, she had asked him to come with her, but he refused. She kept dreaming about her fathers, Frank and Jamie. There was one dream that stood out (p678, Nook). That dream is what caused her to go to Jamaica. Since the trail of Jamie and Claire was lost after 1766, she figured she would give it a shot. Maybe they had gone to Jamaica first. She began to search cargo ships since The Indies were a trade spot. She found the Artemis with a Captain James Fraser that “sold five tons of bat guano in Montego Bay on April 2, 1767.” She explains further finding the solution to Jamie being a Captain of a ship with known crippling seasickness (p680, Nook). She didn't find the freed slave, but she did find the death notice dated 1776. They are there early enough to warn her parents. Roger understands at this moment why parents or a spouse would beat them (p681, Nook). He was angry. He thought she found someone else because of her letters. He wanted to beat her because she made him think he'd lost her. She apologizes. How did he find out she'd left anyway? He tells her about the boxes arriving and the last-minute conference that had kept him in Oxford longer than expected. She realizes he followed her even though he thought she'd found someone else (p682, Nook). He touched her under her loosened shirt. Did she mean it? The unspoken words of her body tell him she did mean it. Then her words urged him (p682, Nook). He takes her to the nearby shed. For a moment, Brianna thinks about Lizzie. Roger didn't know who that was and didn't care either. He had her in a safe, private place behind the inn. Before they go further, they are handfasted as is a Highland's custom because a minister will be difficult to find on short notice. Roger will not lie with her unless they are married (p683, Nook). The handfasting allows for marriage for a year and a day before a final decision is made to wed or being married in the church legally. They are wed in a shed behind the Blue Bull tavern. They explore each other in the dark of the shed. She reaches down, and humor invades the exploration (p684, Nook). She quivered in his arms, but not from laughter. She was naked, and the feel of her amazed him. He remarks how he's never been able to kiss a girl without stooping down. Brianna's nervous humor invades again. He couldn't stop kissing and touching her to get undressed. She helped him out of his breeks and shocked him by reaching down to grasp him. His senses were filled with the tastes on her lips, the smell of her body and hair. He asks her to let go of him for a moment; she has a bit too strong of a grip. When she moves to her knees, he is stunned (p686, Nook). His coherency and blood leave his brain in quick order. She asks if she's doing it right. He thinks so. This is the first time anyone has done this to him. So yeah, he thinks so. He likes it well enough. Before he completely loses himself, he disengages, pulls her to her feet, and lays her down on the straw. He has only tried giving oral to a woman once, but she smelled of Sunday church flowers. Brianna did not. She drove him to abject lust. Instead, he kisses her on her lower belly (p687, Nook). He gets to his work enjoying the myriad of sensations and tastes. He felt a quiver move through her into him. He asks if he is doing it right (p687, Nook). He wonders how exactly she KNOWS he's doing it right. She laughs. They work through the awkwardness of her eagerness. Finally, she relaxes into him. He tells her he loves her. She simply puts her hand on his face and opens to him. At the point of no return, he takes it slowly, she urges him forth. She asks if he is big. He thinks average and asks if he's hurting her a lot. She needs stillness for a minute. She reaches down his back touching his behind. She gives him the go-ahead (p689, Nook). I call this maneuver the pull and pray technique. She declares her love for him. After they recover, tangled together they talk (p689, Nook). He is astonished she learned so much from a book. He tells her it's terrible books go around telling young women how to do sexual things. How else would she learn if not for books? Roger must check his Victorian Presbyterian thoughts on female knowledge. He tells her there's more to it than what books can say. She's eager for him to show her more. When she woke from a light sleep thinking about how they fit together, how he had made love to her three times through the night, how she was sore and happy (p691, Nook). What a beautiful piece of writing. Roger apologizes for them not having a proper wedding and proper bridal chamber to consummate their marriage. She assures him it was very good for her. She reaches for him, but he needs a rest. She's not the only one who might be sore. She tells him she's never been so happy and if they never get back to their own time, it is okay as long as they're together. He tells her he thinks there's another way and explains his trip through the stones and the diamond Fiona gave him. Gemstones might help to steer the traveler. He recited a poem from the grimoire (p692, Nook). Brianna thinks the poem is bonkers, but Roger points out insanity doesn't mean it isn't correct. The poem has old Celtic ritual and witchcraft within it. Roger doesn't think the blood sacrifice is needed, but the metal and gems might be necessary. He asks Brianna what she wore when she went through. The bracelet he gave her and the pearls. They discuss the possibilities of traveling through the stones and how the gemstones assist travel. They need to get a hold of some to help with their eventual travel back to their own time. The thing is, it is difficult to find gemstones outside of a large city, and the expense is too much as well. Roger has an idea where he can get one, but he must leave immediately to have a chance at it. Brianna cannot wait for Roger there, because she found Jamie Fraser. Roger wants her to wait instead of going to Cross Creek without him, but with Lizzie being sick she needs to find her mother as soon as possible. He agrees but asks her to wear a dress instead of her breeks. She doesn't want him stealing the stone, but he says it's no big deal since the man likely stole it from someone else. The dispute was ended by one more role in the hay. Roger speaks sometime later saying he thinks he married his great-aunt six times removed. It had just dawned on him that they are related way back through the MacKenzie bloodline. The method of birth control they used throughout the night caused him to think of Geillis Duncan becoming pregnant. Brianna figures they are sixth or seventh cousins or something near that. Brianna doesn't care if it's nothing near incest. Roger couldn't give up the thought though (pp696, Nook). When Brianna learns Roger hadn't been to Lallybroch, she wants to know how he found her. Then she becomes angry realizing he had found the blasted newspaper article and never told her. She is in a rare fury. He tries to explain when he found it and why he hadn't told her. He doesn't think they can change the past (p698, Nook). He couldn't stand the idea of her being hurt. She felt betrayed that he kept it from her. It was not his place to choose whether she knew about the death notice. This reminds me of Claire yelling at Jamie sometimes. Roger digs a deeper hole for himself (p698, Nook). She is Fraser angry now. She pulls on her breeks while cursing under her breath. She yells at him, tells him to get hanged I he wants to and that she is going to save her parents with or without him (p699, Nook). That is a terrible way to end things. It's not as if communication is simple in that era. Lizzie isn't sleeping when Brianna returns in a flurry of emotion. Brianna says she's fine, but from outside the window, Roger Mac can be heard (p699, Nook). Lizzie was frozen for a moment. She could see the change in Brianna's expression. She looked as if she had the blood fury like soldiers had. She was a Highland she-devil. She asked in Gaelic if Brianna was okay. Brianna told her to go to sleep. Lizzie simply lay awake worried what Brianna might do. Then she realizes Brianna is shaking and she feels guilty for allowing her to be hurt. Brianna finally fell asleep. Unable to sleep, Lizzie slipped from the bed, opened the shudders, and began to tidy things up. She picks up Brianna's discarded clothing (p701, Nook). She thinks Roger assaulted Brianna. She smelled Brianna's clothing, and it wreaked of a man. As she washed Brianna's clothing with lye soap, the water turns to red. She's sure Roger took Brianna's virginity and thought it by rape. Oh, the boy has Lizzie got this wrong, but she has so little information to go by it's a logical conclusion. Roger and Brianna fighting is no good thing with separate tasks ahead of them. Where do you think Roger is getting the stone? The seaman had called Roger, MacKenzie. This is the name he is going by in the eighteenth century. It is the name Lizzie knows the dark man by too. Will Brianna tell anyone she's wedded by handfasting? Will she get to Cross Creek and meet Jamie in time? Four sexual encounters in a night, pull and pray or no, could she be with child? Will Roger get the gemstone? Will he return to her? As the last point, I love how Diana wrote the whole scene surrounding their coupling. Roger is a man of honor. He wants all of her forever. What's Coming up? Chapters 41-42 Drums of Autumn (DOA). How can you participate? Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the listener line at 719-425-9444 by Friday of each week. If you're reading ahead, you can leave comments for any part of the book too. Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post. The Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook All images are from Wiki Commons. Click on picture for attribution link. Follow A Dram of Outlander Thank you for sharing posts, joining the discussions, and following this website or pages listed below! Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ To financially support the podcast, go to my Patreon page. Call 719-425-9444 listener/reader line to leave your comments.
Another World Audiobooks Podcast
We’ve made it. The conclusion to Frankenstein’s tragic life. This was my first time reading this book and I have to say again, it was not what I was expecting! Frankenstein is usually labeled in the horror genre, but I’d label it more of just a tragedy! And while this has been fun, I cannot wait to get on to the next book! ___________________________________________ Support the podcast & get awesome audiobooks with these links: A Study in Scarlet - The 1st Sherlock Holmes Mystery The Sign of the Four - The 2nd Sherlock Holmes Mystery The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The 5th Sherlock Holmes Mystery Pride and Prejudice - the Classic Romance Novel from Jane Austen A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas Treasure Island - the Classic Adventure Novel from Robert Louis Stevenson Tarzan of the Apes - the Classic Jungle Adventure from Edgar Rice Burroughs Support the podcast here – Anchor.fm/AnotherWorldAudiobooks. For less than a coffee a month, you can become a Loyal Citizen of Another World! If that’s not for you, don’t worry, I’ll still make you audiobooks;) All I ask is that you listen to and share the podcast with your friends! I’ve made that easy for you with the links below! Like the Page & Join the Group – Facebook: Facebook.com/AnotherWorldAudiobooks Follow on Twitter: @greenwoodtales Listen to all the episodes on our YouTube Channel (and don’t forget to subscribe!)! Got feedback for us? We’d love to hear from you! Send us an email: AnotherWorldAudiobooks@gmail.com Please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or just search “Another World Audiobooks” on your favorite podcasting app! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anotherworldaudiobooks/support
Drums of Autumn Chapter 34 Week 18 “Lallybroch” Summary: Brianna did it. She went through the stones. She arrives at Lallybroch. She meets the Murrays to their surprise and happiness. She also meets a vengeful woman and her brother. Brianna stands up for herself and her mother. A lengthy letter makes it wild and worth the trip. She bonds with her Uncle. She clears the air of her intention. She connects with this place so a part of her though she's never been. To the Colonies, she will go. Inside the Chapter: Chapter 34 Lallybroch Scotland, June 1769 Brianna is on horseback. Brutus is his name. He flawlessly, if not swiftly has carried her on General Wade's old military roads, the bad roads, and the red deer track trails on her way to Lallybroch. She looks out over the valley below and sees Lallybroch. It matches the description her mother told her, down to the kailyard. Rising smoke from the chimney indicates someone is home. She is nervous and excited. Who would she meet first? Will they believe her story of who she was and why she had come? Her story was based on as much truth as possible. She brought evidence with her. They would have to believe her. Could her parents be there right now? A horse carrying a tall brown-haired man approaches her from behind. He was wary of her until he got close enough to realize she was a woman. She's a big woman and looks like a man from a distance. This is to her advantage when traveling alone. She tells the man her name, he's puzzled and shares his with her, Jamie Fraser Murray of Broch Tuarach (p576, Nook). His reaction is perfect. Jenny is going to birth some form of an animal to be sure. Brianna notices the carved lintel over the door, Fraser, 1716 it said. Brianna instinctively ducks while going through the door (p576, Nook). She thinks how little family she has in the twentieth century, one distant cousin of her dad Frank. Here she will have a large family connection to her. Jamie's son Matthew goes running past being chased by his sister Janet. Matthew comments on Brianna's choice of clothing (p578, Nook). Matthew discloses Jenny and Ian are in the back parlor with a man and a woman who are eating a large amount of food. Jamie sends the boy to get his granny, Jenny. Jamie tries to get Janet to guess who Brianna is related to. She figures it out with great surprise. Enter Jenny Murray (p579, Nook). Just as Young Jamie is introducing Brianna, the woman from the parlor joins the group (p579, Nook). Jenny admonishes Laoghaire for her foolishness and tells her this is a lass, not a man. Laoghaire looks at Brianna for the first time (p580, Nook). The realization Jamie Fraser could have married again chills Brianna to the bone. She thinks of her mother and is horrified she could have found Jamie with another wife when she went through the stones. She wants to run out of the house and keep on running. She is like her mother in some ways. Young Jamie steers her to a place to sit. In the room she sees two men, one asks her name. It's Ian Murray, her uncle. She feels safer in his presence until Laoghaire comes in havering up to high heaven (p581, Nook). I need a dram or two after this scene. Brianna asks after her mother, Ian assures Brianna that Claire is with Jamie. Laoghaire cannot help herself. She says the pearls are hers by right (p583, Nook). Brianna snatches the pearls off the table and holds them tightly. Brianna addresses Laoghaire without success. Laoghaire calls Jamie a bastard and says he married her under pretenses four years earlier. Laoghaire explains that Jamie left her (p584, Nook). As if insulting Jamie and her mother wasn't enough, she insults Brianna, calling her a witch's child (p585, Nook). The Fraser anger rises in Brianna, and she lets Laoghaire have it (p585, Nook). Hobart leads a stunned Laoghaire out of the room to take her home. Laoghaire must have the last words and leaves Brianna with a parting twist of the tongue (p586, Nook). I am in love with Brianna here. She is coming into her own as a confident woman, as a Fraser daughter. They finish dinner with the joy of Brianna, the joy that Jamie has his child. She's thankful that Laoghaire's accusations of Jamie were untrue. He was the man her mother said he was. Brianna asks if they know where her mother and Jamie are. They basically do, and Ian offers to show her a letter from her parents. Following Jenny, Brianna stops and notices a portrait on the wall with her father as a child in it. Jenny shows her a painting of her mother, Ellen. Brianna gasped when she saw it. Brianna looks remarkably like Ellen MacKenzie. The painting will hang in the National Portrait Gallery in two hundred years. Ellen painted the portrait herself. Brianna's talent for drawing and painting comes from her grandmother. Jenny explains how she came into possession of the painting. Ned Gowan brought it to her from Leoch. Brianna feels a stab of grief for those lost. We learn that Jenny never saw Leoch for herself and now it's gone. Brianna follows Jenny into the bedroom. Jenny finds the letter and explains they live in the Colony of North Carolina but not near any towns. She explains it's difficult for him to write since his hand was broken “that time.” Brianna knows the whole story behind the broken hand; Jenny does not. Brianna recognizes the writing. The letter is from the prior September. Young Ian sent a porpentine (porcupine) skull for Young Jamie's boys. Jamie included a gift for Jenny. He explains Claire's manner of communicating with the elderly Indian woman who made it (p591, Nook). He goes on to document his homesteading work and the local bear population. Fergus acquired a new large kettle, and a hearty stew was made in it (p592, Nook). Tomatoes have an interesting and rich history. The white sow is close to birth, so he placed her in the pantry. This does not please the sow or Claire. Tuscarora hunters came looking to hunt the bear. Young Ian and Rollo accompanied them on their journey. There was quite an adventure in the night of the 22nd (p593, Nook). Jenny interrupts Brianna's reading to ask if she still plans on going to such a wild place and to show her the leather bag that Jamie sent. She is relieved Brianna is not afraid to go to the Colonies and on to Fraser's Ridge, but she wants her to stay for a couple of days. Now alone Brianna rereads the letter slowly, and she can almost see the man in the letter in front of her. She gets to the part she was interrupted by Jenny (p595, Nook). There were still two more pages to go. By now it was mid-October. Jamie and Ian wrote (p597, Nook). Young Ian told of his measles illness and his restored health. Brianna thought Lallybroch to be primitive, but the Colonies were indeed a more wild and dangerous place. Ian takes Brianna on a tour of the farm and the property. She sees all is in good condition and the animals healthy. Ian was sporting his kilt to the surprise of Jenny and Young Jamie (p599, Nook). Brianna thinks about how the kilt, swords, pistols, and bagpipes were hidden away after Culloden. At first, she thinks of the items as symbols of pride conquered, but that wasn't quite right (p599, Nook). Ian was pleased Brianna asked to see the property. She'd be leaving in a week's time to board a ship to the Colonies. She thought it was a beautiful place. Brianna thinks she sees a cairn (p600, Nook). They walk a long way and up to the top of a hill. They can see the whole valley. Ian pulls out a stone bottle and remarks it was Claire's doing he has teeth (p601, Nook). Ian thinks Claire knew what she was about seeing how braw Brianna is. Ian wishes he could see Jamie's face when he meets Brianna. She is so much like him. Ian explains there wasn't much time during his last visit with Claire to Lallybroch to tell them about her and there was a great moil. He lets her know why Jenny is anxious for her to leave (p602, Nook). Brianna asks what Jenny had to do with Laoghaire. Oh, GIRL, your hair is going to curl when you hear what she had to do with it. Ian is surprised at how much knowledge Brianna has of Jamie's history. He goes on to explain Jamie's countenance when he returned from England after being in Ardsmuir and the contrast to him after Culloden (p602, Nook). They climbed up to where Jamie had lived as Dunbonnet. Brianna entered the cave and immediately felt entombed. She had no idea how Jamie lived there for seven years but thinks maybe she could if she had to. She was a Fraser after all. She sat outside the cave becoming part of the nature surrounding it. This is something her mother and father do. She connects to it and thinks she understands why Jamie could tolerate his time in the cave. One word explained it, solitude (p604, Nook). She leaves a small memory offering before heading down to Ian. She asks Ian about the legality of wearing his kilt. Soldiers hadn't come in a long time. There was nothing left of value to the soldiers; only the land was left. Ian asks Brianna to have a question answered by Jamie when she finds him (p605, Nook). Brianna assures him Jame wouldn't want to change who has Lallybroch and Brianna doesn't want it. Ian thinks she knows an awful lot about what Jamie will do even though she hasn't met him. Of course, Claire would have told her all about Jamie (p605, Nook). Claire was indeed special. Brianna asks about something Laoghaire said. She had used the word fetch when going on about Brianna's mother Claire interfering with her marriage to Jamie (p606, Nook). Getting back to why Jamie married her, Ian tells her Jamie was like a ghost with no spark in him (p606, Nook). Jenny made the match with the intention of helping Jamie (p606, Nook). Brianna is relieved at hearing the tale of Laoghaire and Jamie's response to Claire's return. There's much to unpack in this chapter. First, Jamie has a child, and his family is shocked. Second, the Laoghaire incident. Brianna was brilliant! Third, the worry over Jamie wanting Brianna to have the property. Four, Brianna finding her connection and realizing she's no longer alone. She has a huge family. Five, the letter from The Ridge and the realization it is a dangerous and precarious place she will be going. Six, Jamie and Claire are together and happy. Seven, Jenny has guilt, and she's terrible at direct communication when it counts. Thankfully Ian is excellent at deciphering and communicating what is necessary. Eight, Jenny Murray is a sensitive person underneath her steel. Nine, Brianna has come into her own as a woman. She has matured and has the combined strength of her mother and her fathers. There are so many literary elements at play and excellent depth of character development as we see through Brianna's eyes the family she's only heard of and her realizing her mother did an excellent job in relaying who they are. I think Claire prepared Brianna extraordinarily well without meaning to for her journey back in time. We cannot forget about Frank being an expert on this time in history. Brianna certainly would have read his works. What's Coming up? Chapters 35-36 Drums of Autumn (DOA). How can you participate? Send your comments to email@example.com or call the listener line at 719-425-9444 by Friday of each week. If you're reading ahead, you can leave comments for any part of the book too. Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post. The Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook All images are Wiki Commons. Click on picture for attribution link. Follow A Dram of Outlander Thank you for sharing posts, joining the discussions, and following this website or pages listed below! Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ To financially support the podcast, go to my Patreon page. Call 719-425-9444 listener/reader line to leave your comments.
Drums of Autumn Chapter 13 Week 8 “An Examination of Conscience” Summary: Jamie and Claire go for a stroll. Jamie speaks frog somewhat fluently. Claire wants to know what the hell is going on. Jamie shares Jocasta's big plan. They take a boat ride onto the river. Claire can't be Jamie's conscience. The overseer is dead. They arrive at the sawmill and discover a dying woman. Jamie and an old for cross paths. They plan to take a woman to safety. Inside the Chapter: Chapter 13 – An Examination of Conscience Claire and Jamie are out for a stroll. A frog joins them on the path. Apparently, Jamie speaks frog, though not fluently. They were lost in their thoughts as they continued to walk. As they sit down near the dock, Claire wants to know what's going on (p235, Nook). It is easy for her to envision how it would have played out if not for John Quincy Myers providing the incredible distraction. Claire thinks the plan is thoroughly MacKenzie like in all ways, “audacious, dramatic, and taking no account of the wishes of the persons involved.” If Jocasta would've been able to make her offer in such a public way, it would've been very difficult for Jamie to turn his Aunt down. Ulysses is not so happy that Jocasta plans to have Jamie take over the running of the estate. Since Hector died, he is Jocasta's eyes, ears, and the one who oversees all the accounts. He's honest and faithful, but likely doesn't want to lose his position to a stranger. At first, Claire assumes Jamie will turn down the offer, but then she realizes he might say yes. She equates the scents of ripening apples in the air to the temptation with a worm hidden below the shiny surface. I love how Claire draws from the natural world to make her assessments and conclusions. The temptation is for Jamie to be restored to the head of a family, to have something to care for, and people to be responsible to. Claire knows caring for his men in prison is what kept him alive and enduring. Could he own people? As they walk Claire remarks on the plant life. It's fragrant and abundant. She calls River Run, “a garden of earthly delight.” She struggles with the reality if Jamie takes over as the heir to River Run, they will own slaves (5:00). She thinks of Joe Abernathy, her friend and the person she'd left Brianna's care. For Claire, Jamie is her temptation. Could she not stand by him if he said yes to Jocasta even if that means owning slaves? If not this offer, then Governor Tryon's to go to the back county might be chosen. Jamie must do something productive. She feels the pull of two planes of time p238, Nook). She worries he will die when he returns to Scotland. Before they go for a moonlit boat ride, he answers her unspoken questions with an “I don't know.” Jamie rows the boat, and they make their way onto the river. Neither are speaking. Jamie breaks the silence by asking Claire if she means to have nothing to say (p239, Nook). Claire understands what he means. Could she live every day, maybe for years, or forever owning slaves? If Jamie owned the slaves, so did she. She wouldn't be a guest as she is now. She couldn't pretend otherwise. I couldn't live with it. I wouldn't be able to stay permanently in that scenario. Jamie discloses even after Jocasta dies he may not be able to free the slaves. The Assembly must agree to it. Claire is incredulous hearing it. Jamie explains further (p240, Nook). She realizes Jamie has thought about the possibility of being named an heir and saying yes to the offer. Claire hadn't consciously thought about it. Jamie believes his Aunt would use him to do her bidding but give him little true authority. As he puts it, he'd “be no more than her cat's paw.” Aunt Jocasta likes the power too much to give it up to Jamie. She needs a man to do her bidding, while she maintains the reins. She seems not to want another husband, yet Ulysses cannot do the work required because of his status. Jamie is the distinctly perfect option (9:45). Claire knows she could not live as a slave owner, yet if he rejects the offer, she'll be sending him to Scotland to find suitable men to fill the land the Governor is willing to give him. She cannot tell him what to do. Finally, he finds a place to stop for a bit (p241, Nook). Even though Claire tells Jamie he's a good man; he finds himself concerned he's a man like Stephen Bonnet. The only thing that separates the two is the sense of honor Jamie has. Jamie's worried he has nothing to show for his 45 years of living (p243, Nook). The rub in all of this, is so many depend upon him, even Laoghaire (p243, Nook). I love how Claire uses humor and tenderness. Her emotions ran the gamut over the course of the past hour. She takes his hand in hers, leans into him and says, “Whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God; Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried. Be it Scottish hill or southern forest.” She'll be there. She doesn't need finery. She needs him alone. (13:35). As they move along upriver, Claire listens to Jamie's breathing and thinks. She knows Jamie also has the MacKenzie will; he can stand up to Jocasta. She has a twinge at remembering Dougal as Jamie's dirk took his life. She also knows, Jamie had some key differences from Stephen Bonnet beyond honor: “kindness, courage, and a conscience.” Jamie had taken them to the sawmill. Claire had never been by water. She thinks it's an apt place for Jamie to battle his demons. Claire thinks it is spooky at night. Jamie doesn't like it in the daytime either. He tells her the overseer, Byrnes is dead of lockjaw (tetanus). He died that afternoon. It's not a nice way to die. Claire is upset Jamie saw the ailing man and didn't take her. She says it wasn't for him to decide for her to go or not. He was protecting her (p247, Nook). She's mightily angry. Jamie apologizes. He goes on to explain why and he knows she would've gone no matter what. People were talking about what happened at the mill. Had Claire killed the slave? Jamie trusts the actions Claire took (p249, Nook). Arriving at the sawmill, Jamie states he told Mrs. Byrnes, he would retrieve her husband's items. Claire understands Jamie is using this opportunity to size up the whole of the property, the people, the life it would mean if he says yes to Jocasta (p.250, Nook). The area surrounding the mill near the slave huts have an utterly quiet stillness to it. Claire struggles to keep her good footing, but Jamie never falters. Claire reflects in her mind the difference of Jamaica to here. There would have been some form of lament for the dead slave. As if to read her mind, Jamie says they are afraid. Claire and Jamie are afraid too. (19:30). As they enter the mill, Claire thinks she can still smell the blood from the altercation. No, it is fresh blood she smells. Jamie covers himself with his plaid and silently moves. Claire thinks she's going to hallucinate that terrible scene, then a groan is heard. She manages not to scream and bites her lip hard. This sounds immensely frightening. I don't know if curiosity to know what's going on would keep me from running outside. She is frightened. She wonders if it could be Jamie making the wretched sound. Finally, she can't take another moment and calls to him. He answers beckoning for her to come. She enters the small room. It's stifling, and the reek of blood is heavy. On the bed lies a woman slowly exsanguinating (bleeding to death). Claire goes into doctor mode. She talks to the woman and examines her to find the source of the bleeding. The woman is weak and tries to speak. The woman is dying (p.253, Nook). Jamie tells her God will forgive her and to go in peace. She died from a botched abortion. Who is the sergeant she wants to be told? They return to the scene the next morning with Farquard Campbell. In the light of day, it's even more horrifying. The heat, still air, and buzzing flies create a disturbing and stomach-churning atmosphere. Claire is sure of the reason for death. She left the foot-long kitchen skewer where she'd found it between the woman's legs. Farquard's job is to decide whether the woman did it to herself or someone else helped her. Claire lies and says she believes the woman did it by herself because of the laws of the colony. The dead woman is not known by Farquard. Jamie intervenes sharing the woman spoke the word sergeant. Claire provides a distraction to more questions by Farquard. She needs air and is feeling faint. Jamie stays behind to attend to the removal of the body. (22:30). Enter Phaedre to the scenario. She's waiting near the wagon outside the mill. She tells Claire she smells and looks awful. The reason Jamie and Claire lied about no one else being involved in the abortion is revealed. Phaedre found out who the other party was. A slave named Pollyanne. She ran away during the night. Claire is left to wash and prepare the body. Jamie went to keep Farquard company. As Claire and Phaedre cleaned the body, her thought ran to the night before. She feared Pollyanne would be put to death if found for inadvertently killing the woman while trying to help her. Phaedre cautions that Pollyanne needs to be found quickly. She doesn't know the woods and is only a year from Africa. Claire's use of herbs lent ceremony and gravity to the cleansing and preparation for burial. There was no minister to give her rites. Might there be people to miss her? When they finished, Jamie placed her shrouded body in the wagon. They need to find the sergeant the woman spoke about. Before they could go to the military warehouse, they had to get cleaned up, drop off Phaedre, check in on John Quincy Myers, and fill in Jocasta with the news. It so happens, she finds Farquard and John in the morning room eating and sipping tea with Jocasta. It appears someone bathed John while he was unconscious. Jocasta invites Claire to sit and have some nourishment. Claire asks John how he is doing (p262, Nook). His comments amused everyone. Jocasta laughingly assures him she knew his mother and it's unlikely his father was a bear. His mother liked a hairy man because it was a comfort on a cold night. The Native American women seem to like it too, but it might be the novelty since the Native American men are virtually hairless. Claire sipped the delicious tea, thankful to push away the events from her mind for a moment. Jamie returns clean and shaved. He needs Duncan, but Jocasta sent him and wee Ian to fetch a package for her. She expresses her favor of Duncan. Farquard leaves and Jamie asks after the package (p263, Nook). Farquard explained the basics of what happened and how the woman is a stranger. Jamie takes some offense to how Jocasta is acting as if the woman doesn't matter (p264, Nook). Claire leaves with him. (26:45). They arrive at the Crown's warehouse. It's guarded. Apparently, there are many items of value inside, but the liquor is the most valuable. They discuss the complexities of the situation and Jamie believes Farquard won't cause any trouble for Jocasta. Jamie feels the need to see the woman properly buried. They both feel a responsibility to do it. Claire feels a stab of guilt over Brianna. She's about the same age as this young woman with no family in her time. They find the sergeant in the taproom. He obviously knows Jamie by sight (p296, Nook). The sergeant is abjectly rude. Jamie tells him Mistress Cameron is his kinswoman. He introduces Claire as is wife. Jamie takes a moment to get a jeer in (p267, Nook). The sergeant gets angry and stomps out of the taproom. They follow saying it's a matter of bringing him a corpse. The sergeant knows the woman. He wants to know what happened. She was a laundress named Lissa Garver. The sergeant is emotionally moved. Jamie explains she tried to slip a bairn. Murchison will not tell Jamie if she had a husband or family, he simply says she has someone, and he's not to trouble himself further. He requires a statement from Jamie, so he and Claire go to the office. (30:30). The office is empty when he and Claire arrive. He takes the opportunity to explain to Claire the nature of his history with Murchison (p269, Nook). Jamie tells how the twins were a great menace, monsters at Ardsmuir. Claire asks if both are here. The other died at Ardsmuir. Claire notices Jamie wore his kilt to speak to the sergeant. This is not a coincidence. It's an act of purpose. He continues to explain that the other twin died at the hands of an inmate. Sergeant Murchison enters before Claire can ask Jamie if he killed the brother. Murchison demands Jamie write down his statement, date, and sign it. Jamie's crippled hand makes it an arduous and painful task to write. He doesn't write in front of others if he can help it. Claire offers to do it, but Jamie demands the clerk meet him at his aunt's house later to take the statement. They leave before the sergeant can answer. Duncan Innes and Young Ian found Pollyanne after searching for three days in the forest. She is safe at the moment. She refuses to ride a horse. The group of them, including Jocasta, discuss what must be done. Murchison had gone to the mill and declared it was murder. Claire doesn't think it was murder or suicide. It was an accident. Jamie already had it arranged with Myers to take Pollyanne to the mountains and have her adopted into a tribe of Indians. They are to leave in three days' time. (35:30). Phaedre assisted Claire in getting provision together. Claire fashions herself proper riding clothes. Jamie is curious as to her undergarment (p274, Nook). As if the brassiere isn't enough of a shock, she means to wear breeks when riding. He is aghast she wore trousers in her time (p274, Nook). This banter leads to Jamie being induced to ravishing Claire telling her to take the breeks off. What's Coming up? Chapter 14 and 15 Drums of Autumn (DOA). How can you participate? Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the listener line at 719-425-9444 by Friday of each week. If you're reading ahead, you can leave comments for any part of the book too. Join the weekly Twitter chat Wednesday nights at 6 pm PT/9pm ET using the hashtag #ADoO. Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post. The Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook All images are Wiki Commons. Click on picture for attribution link. Follow A Dram of Outlander Thank you for sharing posts, joining the discussions, and following this website or pages listed below! Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ To financially support the podcast, go to my Patreon page. Call 719-425-9444 listener/reader line to leave your comments.
Drums of Autumn Chapters 10 Week 6 “Consider River Run Yer Home” Summary: Down but not out, they dress in their best to meet Aunt Jocasta. River Run is a beautiful and large plantation. Jamie shares their woes. Ian and Rollo meet a scary skunk. They tour the turpentine works. A meeting takes place. There's a pitch explosion. An awkward luncheon ensues. Contracts are signed. The charade is explained. Three letters arrive. Young Ian is put into their keeping. Inside the Chapter: Chapter 10 – Jocasta Cross Creek, North Carolina, June 1767 Cross Creek was a bustling town, and it smelled heavily of turpentine. The pitch, turpentine, and tar were used by the shipyards. The British Navy was a huge purchaser. Underneath the resinous scents, was another familiar odor, rum and perhaps other distilled spirits. His nose for such things was still in good order even though it had been twenty years since he worked for his cousin Jared in Paris (p174, Nook). Of course, Young Ian must take a deep breath to see if he can distinguish any other scents. No, he only smells turpentine. Jamie has a great concern he looks like the beggar he is as the time draws near at meeting Aunt Jocasta. Claire looks him over carefully. He looks tidy and appropriate except for the shoes. There hadn't been time to have any made. She notes the coat and waistcoat with sober pewter buttons made him look like a prosperous Quaker. She tells him he's beautiful. Young Ian, on the other hand, looked quite a grubby mess. Once his coat was brushed and hair combed, he looked a bit more suitable. He wants to know if Jamie's going to tell Aunt Jocasta about the pirates (p175, Nook). River Run was several miles up from Cross Creek, so Claire was able to tend to her cleanliness after ensuring the men were tidy. She had no choice but to put on the cream gown she wore to the dinner with the Governor. She thought it might be a bit fancy for daytime, but her other options were too grubby or threadbare. She tied her hair back and shined up her silver ring. She couldn't look at her left hand missing the gold ring. When her ablutions were complete, they were nearing the River Run dock. A young boy was keeping watch and ran to announce their arrival. Claire was in awe of the grandeur of the grounds and house. She decided her dress was not too much at the sight of it. People were coming out of the house toward the boat, but Claire spotted Jocasta easily. She has the bold Viking face of the MacKenzies. She is tall and striking, with long white hair. She heard some of the young boys speaking Gaelic. Jamie steps up to Jocasta and simply says, “Aunt, it's Jamie.” Jamie had a look about him that tells Claire Jocasta must look like his mother, Ellen. Aunt Jocasta was touching him with tears in her eyes (p177, Nook). He introduces Claire. Her hand reminded Claire startlingly like Brianna's. Claire notes she smells like mint and verbena. Interestingly she felt like she “had come under the protection of some beneficent deity.” Do you get the idea that Jocasta will simply be charitable and kind? After introductions to Fergus and Young Ian, she calls for her butler, Ulysses to escort them back in for tea and food. The house was large and airy on the inside. It appears Hector Cameron must have been quite successful. They went into Jocasta's private parlor. It is a more intimate and homey space, but just as well furnished as the other rooms, they passed by. Jocasta is already seated. She offers them a dram of whisky. Hector had taken it in trade, but it became illegal for anyone but the Crown to sell spirits. They ended up with two hundred bottles. Jocasta toasts them hoping they'll find River Run home. Keep your eye out on this. Is she simply trying to be courteous? The whisky is very good. Claire enjoys the warming effects as it hits her belly. Jamie also relaxes a little. Jocasta mentions she'll have Ulysses write to Jenny to tell her of their safe arrival with Young Ian. Jamie takes this as the opening to tell her about the pirates and the problems with their finances because of it. She has the proper response to the tale and wants them to consider River Run their home (p180, Nook). Jamie is thankful for his aunt's reply but is also embarrassed. The house was furnished simply with everything beautiful and well made. Young Ian had been moving about the room touching objects to the annoyance of the butler, then he remarked on a painting (p181, Nook). That is the third time she mentions she hopes River Run will be their home. Rollo becomes agitated. There's a skunk outside in the garden. Jamie and Young Ian's reactions are priceless (p182, Nook). Rollo had chased the skunk into view. Young Ian is not impressed there's anything dangerous about it. Before Claire could get Young Ian to call Rollo off, the skunk sprayed them. Claire heard Jocasta rise from her chair. She wants to know what is going on. Claire realizes Jocasta is blind. Jocasta handles the situation with utmost grace (p183, Nook). She is well humored and practical it seems. In the morning after being soaked in the river then scrubbed with tomato from the garden, Young Ian and Rollo sat at the far end of the table near the open door. Jocasta takes this in stride. Claire notices her remarkably nice teeth. Jocasta suggests they take a ride “out to the turpentine works in the forest above River Run.” It will take the day to go out and return to the house. The plantation must be very large. She says the bees give a hot and fair report for the weather. Bees come up throughout the Outlander books. Fergus asks to borrow a horse to go into town to post a letter to Marsali in Jamaica. Jocasta mentions for a fourth time to consider River Run your home. In the short span of twelve or so hours, she has brought it up. I believe she has a plan. She is a MacKenzie after all. When Phaedre, Jocasta's body servant ties a cloth around Jocasta's eyes, Claire can't stop wondering what caused her blindness. She'd love to get a peek into her eyes. She can't help herself. She is a doctor. When they get to the stable, Claire expects they'll take a coach to the turpentine works, but Jocasta is planning to ride her horse alongside the rest of them. She asks Jamie to confirm the horse's leg is healthy. She had gotten spooked by a snake and injured herself. The Auntie has a plan. The horse groom tells the story of the snake and subsequent injury. Just like the young boys speaking Gaelic, his Aberdeen accent and verbiage are fascinating, though he's not Scottish (p185, Nook). River Run IS a very large plantation; its longleaf pine forest covered a third of the colony. Tobacco, indigo, timber, pitch, and turpentine were among its production. It hosted its sawmill and river rights. The largest contractor of River Run was none other than the British Navy. Jocasta explained all the businesses in great detail to Jamie as they rode. They came upon a turpentine tree, and she explains the processes of getting the sap out. One of her workers appears utilizing the help of a mule. Clarence the mule to be exact who brayed happily in greeting. If you haven't read past DOA yet, he has importance. The worker had been disfigured by a pitch explosion. Jocasta says he's lucky to be alive. They arrived at the sheds at the turpentine works. Three uniformed British Naval officers and another man were waiting for them (187, Nook). This particular friend of Jocasta seems too happy and agreeable in meeting Jamie. He knows something odd is going on (p188, Nook). Jocasta says it's too hot for her to go back outside. She stays while the men conduct business. Claire heads out for a tour of the grounds. Claire takes in the processes. Turpentine is cooked down to pitch and takes many workers to accomplish it. It can be a dangerous undertaking. Claire looks back at the shed. The naval men, Campbell, and Jamie are all in deep discussion over the papers, while Jocasta stands in the corner listening intently (p190, Nook). Chaos erupts behind Claire. There's an underground explosion. Thankfully no one was hurt. Apparently, pitch explosions are commonplace. It's a dangerous business. I wonder if this is a foreshadowing of something Claire is going to be doing in the future. Poor Jocasta was left in the shed without anyone giving her detail. Farquard steps in to explain all that has happened. Jamie diffuses the awkwardness by pointing to lunch. Wolff needs to sign the contracts. Claire learned much about how the contracts work. She also learned that Wolff is bigoted against Scottish people (p193, Nook). Even after the younger ensign interrupts the horrid line of thought Wolff comments on Claire's beautiful, non-Scottish accent. Getting Wolff drunk on the good whisky is the way to his signature on the dotted line. Jamie was helping get the area cleaned up after the explosion. As another form of lubricating the deal, Jocasta has a second bottle of whisky put in the Lieutenant's saddlebag. Campbell puts the papers in front of the man to sign, and he does. Doesn't Wolff know you should never go shopping when inebriated?! Jamie is worse for wear after helping re-order things after the explosion (p195, Nook). He doesn't care about being dirty; he wants to know what the heck is going on and why he was put into the position of business without consent. After a drink, the explanation gets down to business (9196, Nook). So this Wolff was spurned by Jocasta after Hector's death adding to the delicacy of the business matters (p197, Nook). Jamie wants to know what intent Farquard has toward Jo (p197, Nook). Jamie comes into play because the overseer is a drunkard and mismanaged the contracts once. The physical side of running the estate and business is difficult because she is sightless. Campbell shares a proverb that explains it deftly (p199, Nook). Farquard was going to help Jocasta, but Jamie's timely arrival had her come up with a better plan of action (p199, Nook). She hoodwinked him into helping her because she wasn't sure if he would agree with the deception. Cunning Auntie Jocasta is a MacKenzie through and through (p200, Nook). Jamie may have found his match in her. Fergus returns from town looking as if he's been up to no good. He met with some French fur traders he helped translate for, and they gave him a meal. When he was at the postmaster, there was an envelope waiting for Jamie. Three letters were inside. One from his sister and two others. He chooses to read brother-in-law Ian's letter first. Jenny's letter will require whisky. Claire sits next to Jamie to read it with him. He calls Jamie brother as the salutation. Jenny no longer wants to harm Jamie (p201, Nook). He tells of Lallybroch life and the hardships. He gives a word of his children and a new grandchild. Simon of Lovat visited them. He's looking for regimental recruits. He's making a name for himself in the Colonies. The grandchildren were so enamored with his stories they played Indians (Savages) and included some of the adults to act as the Highland Regiment. Scots were emigrating at epidemic numbers to the Colonies. The second letter from Ian was marked private and had a wax seal. This letter is not to be shared with the larger letter. He asks if Young Ian can stay with Claire and Jamie (p203, Nook). They are worried Young Ian will get pressed into military service. Poverty is rampant, and there's little hope for anything better in the Scottish Highlands. Even if it means serving the German usurper (p203, Nook). It's heartbreaking. He can say things to Jamie he doesn't want to verbalize to Jenny. He goes on to say the other boys Young Jamie, and Michael will not be tempted by a soldier's life, but undoubtedly Young Ian would with his adventurous spirit (p203, Nook). Jamie had been correct on how there is worry over Young Ian's future. The letter stopped and started. Ian writes of the look in Simon's eyes since Culloden. He fears for him. He goes on to say he has seen the same in Jamie's eyes and feared for his soul since Culloden (p204, Nook). He further states Simon's only link to humanity is the care he must take of his men. He closes his letter (p204, Nook). We don't often hear from Ian Murray like the some of the other characters. These two letters give great insight to him as a man, husband, father, friend. He's often the quiet behind the bold Jenny. He's a good man. He's a brother to Jamie. Jocasta proves she's a MacKenzie in her opening play. The woman is good. I'd say she's even dangerous. She clearly wants Jamie to “take over” the running of the estate. She has no heir or husband. I imagine she's a woman who nearly always gets what she wants. Claire doesn't have much to do with this chapter; she's the observer. I would love to be a fly on the wall when she and Jamie go to bed and talk. It looks like Young Ian is staying with Claire and Jamie. He'll be thrilled to pieces over the news. What's Coming up? Chapter 11-12 Drums of Autumn (DOA). How can you participate? Send your comments to email@example.com or call the listener line at 719-425-9444 by Friday of each week. If you're reading ahead, you can leave comments for any part of the book too. Join the weekly Twitter chat Wednesday nights at 6 pm PT/9pm ET using the hashtag #ADoO. Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post. The Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook All images are Wiki Commons. Click on picture for attribution link. Follow A Dram of Outlander Thank you for sharing posts, joining the discussions, and following this website or pages listed below! Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ To financially support the podcast, go to my Patreon page. Call 719-425-9444 listener/reader line to leave your comments.
CRACKCast & Physicians as Humans on CanadiEM
This episode covers Chapter Chapter 45 of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine text book and is full of pearls for Thoracic Trauma. Sign Post: Differentiate Chest wall injury, rib fracture, and flail chest Describe the clinical presentation and management of a sternal fracture Describe Injuries to lung parenchyma What is Traumatic asphyxia? List 6 indication for tube thoracostomy Indications for OR Thoracotomy What is the management of Diaphragmatic injury? Differentiate between myocardial concussion, contusion and rupture Review indications for ED Thoracotomy Describe your approach to identification and management of pericardial tamponade CXR findings for blunt aortic injury. List the 6 most common causes of esophageal perforation What is the Nexus CT Chest Rule? WiseCracks: Clinical conditions that mimic esophageal perforation Describe the basic approach to ED thoracotomy What is Electrical Alternans?
CRACKCast & Physicians as Humans on CanadiEM
This episode covers Chapter Chapter 45 of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine text book and is full of pearls for Thoracic Trauma. Sign Post: Differentiate Chest wall injury, rib fracture, and flail chest Describe the clinical presentation and management of a sternal fracture Describe Injuries to lung parenchyma What is Traumatic asphyxia? List 6 indication for tube thoracostomy Indications for OR Thoracotomy What is the management of Diaphragmatic injury? Differentiate between myocardial concussion, contusion and rupture Review indications for ED Thoracotomy Describe your approach to identification and management of pericardial tamponade CXR findings for blunt aortic injury. List the 6 most common causes of esophageal perforation What is the Nexus CT Chest Rule? WiseCracks: Clinical conditions that mimic esophageal perforation Describe the basic approach to ED thoracotomy What is Electrical Alternans?
We tackle a lot of new content and awesomeness in this episode! - Chapter 11 'Rise of the Serpent' has arrived Mokk, Breaker of Faith (Black Knight) & Greithoth, the Breaker of Wills (Ghost Rider) are the rewards for this enthralling Chapter- Chapter 12 at the end of the month.....- PvP 32 continues with 6 days remaining with Phyla-Vell a.k.a. Martyr the ADA prize - Hear about a new way to think about your team load out.- Lock box opening how will our hosts luck hold up in their attempt to unlock Ronan, the latest LB character.Help us build a better community and influence the growth of the game. Join Patreon today! You get a great community, rewards, exclusive contests and more! Check out thehelicarrier.com for Strategy and News articles as well as the entire podcast archive!Email FromTheHelicarrier@gmail.com
Pastor Jeff Williams: May 22, 2011 Going Beyond, Part IV, “Beyond Listeners.” (Clip is played about Harold Camping's prediction of the world ending on May 21, 2011. Link can be found here: http://www.faithcommunitychurch.net/beyond_listening Click on “Beyond Listening Video Clip 1.”) Interviewer: “Let's talk about the coming of the Lord on May 21. You're not just saying this is a strong likelihood. You're saying absolutely this is going to happen.” Camping: “I am saying this is going to happen May 21-Judgment Day will begin, but thank you for calling and sharing; and shall we take our next call please. Welcome to the open forum. “There are 14 days left, my, my…” Pastor Jeff: I think we've all heard of this gentleman by now, right? The end of the world, the rapture of the church [was supposed to take place] yesterday. The end of the world in five months… How many of you just found out about Mr. Camping? Let me see your hands. [How many of you] just recently found out about this? Our series is called, “Going Beyond,” and this morning, we are talking about “Going Beyond Listening,” so that we don't become just listeners of the Word of God but students of the Word of God. We don't just swallow hook, line, and sinker anything that's taught to us, but we examine it in light of the Scripture. The Christians in Berea in the Book of Acts were called noble-minded because they took what Paul said and they checked it out for themselves. They listened to Paul, and they went back and examined the Scriptures to see if what he said was true. Paul didn't reprimand them for that. From time to time, I would listen to the teacher whose name is Harold Camping. He is the gentleman who predicted the end of the world. I remember listening to him and thinking, “He's not very good.” I don't know how he got on the radio. There was nothing else to listen to, so I would just listen. Then one day I heard something I couldn't believe. I heard him predicting not just the year, but the month, the date, and the time that the church would be raptured, and I heard him say a lot of other false things about the Bible and about the church. I was appalled. I got out my pen as I was driving my car, and I said, “I am writing down the call letters of this station. When I get back home, I'm going to look them up on the computer. I'm going to call this radio station, and I'm going to complain.” I'm going to say, “Do you know what one of the people on your radio station is teaching? Do you have any idea? You should not let this guy on your airwaves.” I got home and I punched in Family Radio. I looked it up, and it turns out he owns the station (congregation laughing), so that was going to be a problem. In fact, not only does he own that station, but he owns 140 stations around the world. He is in most major cities in America and in many others around the world. He started buying these radio stations in the 1970s, all the way through the ‘80s, ‘90s, and through the 2000s. He is a retired civil engineer who is very successful at what he does. He accumulated and massed all these radio stations. Several years ago, probably even sooner than that, he started to predict the end of the world-May 21, 2011. That's what we've been hearing about in the news. This scared a lot of people. There are people who sold their homes. There are people who quit their jobs because of this. There are people who bought expensive cars and took expensive vacations. One man called him and said, “Mr. Camping, thank you for helping me to understand this. I am with my family in Europe, and we are taking a cruise. I quit my job; I sold my home. We are living large in Europe. I have just enough money to make it to May 21. Thank you for all you've done for me and my family,” so he is somewhere stranded in Europe right now. That may be humorous, but there are some sad stories. There are people who put down their pets because of this; and I can't confirm this for you, but I've heard from two different sources that some parents might have taken their child's life because they didn't want their child to endure the Apocalypse. This is serious stuff. People left the church by the droves because of this guy. You know there is going to be kooks out there, but what was amazing to me was that person after person, caller after caller-and they sounded like reasonable people-would listen to unreasonable, non-Biblical answers by this gentleman. They'd simply respond by saying, “Thank you. Now I understand. Thank you. Okay.” He'd been on the radio for 50 years. Some of those people had listened to him since they were kids, so whatever he says “is Gospel.” Whatever he says “is going to happen.” They put their whole trust in him. One of his favorite lines is, “Don't trust me; trust the Bible. The Bible is the authority, not me. I'm simply a teacher. Don't trust me; trust the Bible.” In essence, he threw God under the bus because now when it doesn't happen… “The Bible said it was going to happen-now what? We don't trust the Bible?” In light of the current events, I'm still going to keep the same topic, but it's going to take a new twist. I'm going to talk a little bit more than I would have-had this not become this national story-about false teachers and give you some warnings about false teachers. We're going to keep the same topic, but I'm making an adjustment in light of this. Predicting the end of the world is not something new. There will be other teachers like Mr. Camping in the future, and there have been others like him in the past. In fact, since the very beginning when Christ said He would return, there have been people who have come up with theories and ideas and started rumors concerning the coming of Christ. Did you know that in the very beginning of the church these rumors existed? It is nothing new. Please turn in your Bibles to the Book of 2 Thessalonians 2:1 (page 1172 of pew Bibles). Paul is writing to the church in Thessalonica, and he says in Verse 1, “Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to Him, we ask you, brothers, not to be easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come.” So somebody was starting a rumor. Somebody was pretending to be Paul and circulating a letter, sending out Tweets and texts. I don't know if his Facebook page was hacked (congregation laughing), but somehow he's sending out these alarms that the day of the Lord has happened. This is a little different. Harold is saying here's when it's going to happen, and this group was saying it's already happened. “You've been left behind. You missed it.” It reminds me of a prank they played on a guy in college at Trinity. They played a joke on this guy where they set his alarm clock to go off at a certain time, but then they put the shower on, the water faucets on, started the razors and left them going. They had the hair dryer going. They put his clothes on the floor and vacated the rooms, so when this guy woke up and started walking around the suite, all this stuff was on, but nobody was there (congregation laughing). It was this elaborate hoax where he thought he was left behind. He didn't think it was funny, but you guys apparently do. You're laughing at his pain. This is a dark group here. Paul is trying to say, “Hey, listen, don't let anyone deceive you in this way. Here are the things that need to happen before the day of the Lord comes.” He reminded them of what Daniel says and what Revelations says. He is saying, “Look, these things haven't happened yet, so, no, the day of the Lord has not yet come.” He reminded them of what the Word says. He does it in a nice way, but I think Paul is really shaking his head thinking, “You should have known better. I shouldn't have to say this. You should be a student of the Word. You should know what Daniel and Revelations say has to happen before the Rapture comes. You should know this.” The two Books that have the most to say about the end times-there is one in the Old Testament and one in the New Testament-are Daniel, in the Old Testament, and Revelation, in the New Testament. Those two Books work together. In Harold Camping's eschatology, a theological term that means the last things, Revelation and Daniel are hardly a blip on the radar. He doesn't even mention them much to speak of. Yet that's where we get most of our information from. Paul writes and says, “Listen, be a student of the Word.” I want you to turn back one page in your Bible to 1 Thessalonians 4 (page 1171 of pew Bibles). This is the same church, but this is Paul's first letter. This is one of the oldest Books of all the New Testament and also is one of the first Books Paul ever wrote, 1 Thessalonians. He says in Verse 19, “Do not put out the Spirit's fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good.” So if you hold on to what is good, what do you do with what is not good? You discard it. What is the context in which he says to test everything? He says, “People are going to pretend to speak for God all the time. Let them speak; beware of what they say. Maybe it's of God; maybe it's not. Test it.” The context of this is the end times. Look at Verse 1 of this Chapter (Chapter 4 of 1 Thessalonians, page 1171), “Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.” Don't worry about times and dates. Don't try to set times and dates. Don't worry about that because it's going to come when you least expect it. Christ will come as a thief in the night. So the context in which Paul says to test things is in the context, interestingly enough, of people postulating about the last times, about the end of the world. I want to share with you several tests [to find out if what you hear is true or false] because false teachers are everywhere. They may speak to thousands through radio, as Mr. Camping did. They may write books, as Mr. Camping did. They may be well-known or they may be obscure. They may be teaching a Bible study or leading a small group in their home with just a handful of people coming. I guarantee you there are false teachers in Rock County right now. Think of any major city, and there are false teachers there right now. You may not know them, but they are there. Someday somebody is going to hand you a book, hand you a tape, invite you to a small Bible study group, and you're going to encounter false teaching. It may be false teaching about the end of the world; it may be false teaching about what Jesus did on the cross, about the Word of God, or about the Resurrection-who knows what-but you're going to encounter this; and there are several tests that we want to talk about to identify these false teachers. In light of Mr. Camping and his revelation, we're going to take a different turn. Let's look at test number one: Test #1: Do they demonize outsiders? If there are false teachers, they don't want their followers being mislead. What they like to do is demonize outsiders-not just say outsiders are wrong but [what they say is] “come away from the outsiders.” In this case, it's “come out of the church. If you are in the church, you're not really a Christian, so don't have anything to do with them. Don't listen to them. They're of the devil.” Let's listen to Mr. Camping talk about you and me and talk about the church. This is his own propaganda. (Link can be found here: http://www.faithcommunitychurch.net/beyond_listening Click on “Beyond Listening Video Clip 2.”) Mr. Camping: “Well, the fact is whether you're a male or a female pastor or whether you've been a pastor a long time or a short time, if you are still preaching in a church, you are a servant of Satan.” Interviewer: “That is one of the more shocking things to hear that Satan is ruling in the churches. Mr. Camping: “Yes, it is, and you know we would never believe that, but we read in 2 Thessalonians [2:3],'Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall' not'come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed…' [2 Corinthians 11:14-15]'…as Satan as an Angel of Light…' And his ministers of righteousness says, [Matthew 24:15-16]'When you see the abomination of desolation…' that is Satan, Satan sitting in the holy place.'…then let those who are in Judea flee to the hills…' And there are other Passages that tell us'get out of the churches because if you remain there, you-are-going-to-be-worshipping Satan.' Can you think of anything more horrible than that?” So he talked about me, and he talked about you. I'm an agent of the devil because the devil is in charge of the church now and has been since 1988. It's interesting that Mr. Camping was kicked out of the church in 1988. The elders kicked him out of the church for false teaching, so now, of course, the Holy Spirit has left the church. Nobody has been saved in the church since 1988. You have to leave the church and listen to him on the radio, and then God will open up your spiritual life. This is a new kind of a cult, really, that we've seen before. This man is ruling over his little flock from the airwaves; so right now, this morning, you are worshipping the devil, according to Mr. Camping. You probably didn't realize that. When we send our team to Haiti at the 11 o'clock service this morning, they are going out to do the devil's work when they go. Sally, as she leaves for mission work, is doing the work of the devil, according to Mr. Camping. This is an awful heresy to teach. What it does is it demonizes outsiders, so when people try to help-these people were passing out tracks in all the major cities, warning of the end of the world-when Christians come up and try to talk to them or their family members who are Christians try to talk to them, what have they been taught? They are “agents of the devil.” Now even “my own family is an agent of the devil. I'm not going to listen to you even though you love Jesus because you're worshipping Satan.” In this way, he is able to keep control. He's not able to be challenged because those who would challenge are already written off. They're not credible because they are under Satan's control. Let's look at test number two: Test #2: Is their theology complex? Jesus says, “Whoever comes to the Kingdom must come as a…” what? Little child. “Come to God as a little child.” The Gospel is not hard to understand. It's not at all; however, what Mr. Camping and others try to do is take what is very simple and make it very complex. There is an advantage to that. If I'm the only one who understands what I'm teaching-it's so complex that you can't even follow it-then I must be correct, right? If you're trying to understand, and you can't understand, and you're trying to read the Bible, and you don't see it-but I see it. I understand it-then I have an inside contact with God that you don't have. You become very dependent on me to explain things to you because it's too hard for you to understand. He stresses that over and over again. The Bible is extremely complex, extremely hard to understand, and it takes years and years and years of study “to be a scholar like I am,” he says. Listen, if you've been doing something poorly the whole time-it doesn't matter how long you've been doing it, right? If you build houses that fall down every time the wind blows and say, “I've been a carpenter building houses for 50 years,” if you're doing it inadequately, then it doesn't matter how long you've been doing it. You may have been studying the Bible for 50 years, Harold, but you've been studying it poorly, so it really doesn't matter how long you've been doing it. Maybe I'm being too harsh on him. Maybe we should just let him explain to you one of the ways that he came up with this date. Maybe it's not complex at all. Maybe I'm just picking on the guy. (Link can be found here: http://www.faithcommunitychurch.net/beyond_listening Click on “Beyond Listening Video Clip 3.”) Let's listen to a little bit of his: Interviewer: “There are a few numbers that have spiritual meanings that are important to this timeline, so could you give me each number…five.” Mr. Graham: “Number five signifies the atonement.” Interviewer: “Number ten.” Mr. Graham: “Ten signifies completeness-whether it's ten or ten times ten or ten times ten times ten, it is the completion of whatever is used; and that's used throughout the Bible that way.” Interviewer: “And the number seventeen.” Mr. Graham: “Seventeen points to Heaven and points to being caught up to be with Christ in Heaven. I've learned that through studying and studying and studying that a larger number can be broken down into insignificant numbers-(5 x 10 x 17) x (5 x 10 x 17)-and those are traumatically significant numbers.” Interviewer: “One more time, so (5 x 10 x 17) x (5 x 10 x 17) equals…” Mr. Graham: “722,500, which are the number of days inclusively from April 1, 33 A.D. and May 21, 2011, when the rapture occurs, which is the final date of the completion of our salvation. You have to have the numbers inclusive in order to include the whole extent of God's salvation plan. Does 722,500 go from the day that Christ is hanging on the cross demonstrating how He had made payment for our sins, and five is the number of the Gospel of atonement to the day when God's salvation plan is completed. Number ten, completeness, and the completeness of it is when we receive our glorified spiritual body. Seventeen is the catching up to finishing, when we are raptured. Seventeen, (5 x 10 x 17), and then it's doubled because that shows that it absolutely is going to come to pass and will come shortly to pass.” See? It's easy! (5 x 10 x 17)… You had no idea you had to be a math major to understand the Bible, right? Let's look at test number three: Test #3: Is their theology esoteric? The word esoteric means something that's known by a few, that we have been initiated. We have privileged information that the rest don't share. There is a restaurant in Milwaukee called the Safe House. The only way you can get in is through a password. They make you do stupid things if you don't have the password while everybody else in the restaurant watches you on TV. It's not how much money you're going to spend or who you know or how much you like the food; it's do you have the password? Do you have the secret word? That's what esoteric theology is. It's like “we're the only ones who understand this truth. Out of all the Christians of all generations that ever lived, only our little group and only our leader has found this truth.” If I'm doing my job, and the other pastors when they teach are doing their jobs, you'll walk out of here going, “Okay, I have a better handle on the truth that's already been revealed. I understand this truth better having been here. I have more clarity and direction on this truth.” You should not walk out of here going, “Oh, I got a bunch of new truth today. I just found out things in the Bible that nobody has ever taught.” In fact, the only mention of Revelation in his eschatology is right here: he said, “Jesus opened up the seals,” the seven seals in Revelation 5-6. “Jesus opens up the seals, and when He opened up the seals, now we have understanding.” When He said to Daniel, “Save these things till the time of the end,” this is the time of the end. God has revealed these things to Harold Camping, okay (congregation laughing)? Then Harold revealed it to the world. In the Book of 2 Peter 1:19 (page 1204), Peter writes a warning about teachers like this. He says, “And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophesy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” Go back to Verse 20; no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of private interpretation. If somebody comes to you and says, “Hey, here is something in the Bible nobody has ever learned before. Now the Bible is giving us this new truth,” that is a flag. Peter warns about that. Listen to what Harold has to say when he's asked the question, “Does knowing this date affect whether or not a person is saved?” (Link: http://www.faithcommunitychurch.net/beyond_listening Click on “Beyond Listening Video Clip 4.”) Interviewer: “My question is really does knowing this have anything to do with our salvation?” Mr. Camping: “Knowing the date?” Interviewer: “Yeah.” Mr. Camping: “Well, yes it does because it's very… In 1 Thessalonians 5 is scary beyond measure because there God starts out in that chapter and says, now you know'full well Christ is coming as a thief in the night.' That has been…That has been God's intention or that that be known that way throughout the church age. And but then he says Christ is coming as a thief in the night, and those who believe they are safe and secure-that is they believe they are believers'sudden destruction will come upon them.' Wow! Let me read that. That's, that's, that's scary because that that's exactly what's going on in every church. They believe that we can't know the day or the hour, that it's Christ who's coming as a thief in the night, and then God says there will come a time when you believe that and… I'm, I'm turning to that in 1 Thessalonians 5. He says,'For yourselves…' Now I'm reading Verse 2,'…for yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night for when they shall say “piece and safety,”‘ and that's all those who are in the churches. They're very or, or they're not concerned because'oh, we're, we're, we're a child of God, and He can come anytime. He can come tonight. He can come next year and so on,' but we cannot know anything about His coming. Then sudden destruction cometh upon him. That's talking about the day of Judgment. That's talking about the wrath of God.” Interviewer: “Okay.” Mr. Camping: “As it's to reveal upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape. That's, that is a scary statement, but then he says,'But ye, brethren, are not in darkness.' In other words, there are people for whom Christ is not coming as a thief in the night. He is saying for those who, who hear Christ is coming as a thief in the night, they're still in spiritual nighttime.” Interviewer: “I understand what you're saying…” When he talks about destruction coming upon the wrath of God, he is speaking about the church-the church who does not know this date. Does it matter if we know the date? “Oh yes! You have to know the date.” Relatively speaking, how many people-how many Christians-knew the date? Even though he has a large following, there are 2 billion Christians in the world. But a fraction of a fraction of a fraction knew about this-not very many, yet he is saying, “God is opening your eyes to seeing this date that God has shown me which is what your salvation rests on.” Your salvation does not rest upon knowing Jesus, putting your faith in Christ. Your salvation rests upon this hidden knowledge that has now been revealed. It is the theology esoteric. It is known by only these few. We're the only privileged few that know this new truth that God has revealed. Let's look at a fourth test: Test #4: Do they make bold claims? Do they claim something big is going to happen? Let's go ahead and play his clip (Click on “Beyond Listening Video Clip 5” at this link: http://www.faithcommunitychurch.net/beyond_listening ). Interviewer: “Can you tell me about the great earthquake that is going to hit and exactly what is going to happen?” Mr. Camping: “Whenever a city or an area of the world comes to 6 p.m. Standard Time, about that time, and it's May 21 on their calendar, there is going to be a great earthquake in that city. Now how, whether it's going to be a whole series of earthquakes up and down from north to south, we don't know. “The fact is that you should be praying and begging God that you might be one of those that are to be raptured, but those who are left behind, it is going to be a super, super horror story-an earthquake far larger, far greater than anything that has ever happened. “And if you are thinking well then it's going to somehow be business as usual, you are going to be bitterly disappointed'cause it will not be. “And then when the next city at 6 p.m., they will have their earthquake, and every time there is a great earthquake, it means that Judgment Day has come to that area. “And so I don't even want to think about those kind of things that you're suggesting, but thank you for calling and sharing, and shall we take our next call please?” So we make these bold claims. They can instill fear in the followers. They can instill a great curiosity-something epic, something big-and that might cause them to send money as is in the case of Family Radio. They've taken in millions of dollars for billboards and literature and so forth. They can instill a great fear that causes me to follow this teacher that's teaching because I don't want to be left behind or I don't want to lose my salvation. The last point I want to make is [as follows]: Test #5: The literal becomes spiritual, and the spiritual becomes literal. They take the Scripture, and they twist it. When asked, Mr. Camping says that in October, everything is disintegrated. There is a Resurrection, and people who were lost are condemned by God, and they become extinct. There is no hell; they're just extinct. There is no judgment. When asked, “Well, what about the Judgment seat of Christ, Mr. Camping, where Paul says,'We must all stand before the Judgment seat of Christ and give an account of our lives?'” Mr. Camping says, “Well, that's figurative. That's not literal. You don't really have to stand before the Judgment seat of Christ.” “Well, Mr. Camping, you have an appointment there. You're 89 years old. You'll probably be visiting that appointment pretty soon.” In Philippians 2:10-11 (paraphrasing Verses on page 1162), it talks about “when every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,” that is spiritual. That really won't happen. That's just a poetic way of Paul saying that Christ is Lord. When it says in the Bible that “He bore our sins on the cross,” when He died on the cross, He was just demonstrating what he did before the foundation of the world. Before the foundation of the world, the Bible says, “He is the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world.” We understand that to mean that God had a plan-that before man even sinned, God had a plan to redeem mankind. Before the foundation of the world, God had a plan; but Mr. Camping teaches that Christ was literally crucified and died, was buried, and rose again before Creation even happened. Mr. Camping claims all He did on the cross was do a demonstration of what He did before the Creation of the world. He bore no sin on the cross when He came to this earth. On and on we could go about these things that are to be taken literal that he takes figuratively, but then he takes things that are literal and gives spiritual meaning to them. It's important that we understand that the Bible is written and is to be interpreted in a historical, grammatical sense. When Paul writes to the church in Thessalonica, this is a real church; these are real people; this is a real situation he is writing about. We understand these were written in history, so we need to understand who the original audience was, what life was like in Thessalonica, what the situation was in the church in that middle of the first century. It was written in a known language that has rules for grammar, so we have to interpret it through proficient grammar. A noun is a noun, and a verb is a verb. It is written in a spoken language, so we need to understand that. The moment you say, “Well, the Bible is spiritual,” we need to understand things spiritually. I understand the Bible is a spiritual book-yes, I understand that-but if I'm going to take and attach spiritual meanings to things, now it's the Wild, Wild West. Anything goes. I can pretty much make any text say what I want it to say, and I disregard the background; I disregard the original audience; I disregard the author's intent; and I simply can spiritualize any text, and that's what false teachers do. Let me share with you a practical way of how Harold Camping came up with this date. Turn to Genesis 7:4 (page 6). God is speaking to Noah, and He says, “‘Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.'” So who is God speaking to? Noah. Are the seven days literal days? They are literal days, so the clock starts ticking and you have seven days. Were they getting in a literal ark or a spiritual ark? It was a literal ark to keep them afloat when the flood waters came. Now keep that in mind. We understand that was said to Noah; it was a literal ark; it was literal water; it was a literal seven days. Let's look at 1 Peter 3:3-9 (pages 1205-1206). Here is where he connects the dots. “First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say,'Where is this “coming” He promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.' But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's Word the Heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same Word the present Heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of Judgment and destruction of ungodly men. “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” When he says a thousand years is like a day and a day is like a thousand years, is that to be understood literally? No. He is simply telling us that God is not subject to time as you and I. A thousand years seems like a long time to mortal man, but to God, eternal God, a thousand years is like a day. It's like a moment. This language is used in Psalms 90:4 (page 589). It says, “For a thousand years in Your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.” A watch in the night is just a few hours. A thousand years to God is nothing. Peter says don't think God is slow in His promises. He's like, “Oh, it's been 3,000 years or 2,000 years, and nothing has happened.” He says, “To God, a thousand years is like a day.” Well, Mr. Camping then takes that as literal. He says, “That's literal, and what happened to Moses is spiritual.” So Noah had seven days to get in the ark; he knew Judgment was coming. We know Judgment is coming. Since a thousand years is like a day, Noah had seven days; therefore, we have 7,000 years. So he uses his genealogies in the Bible, goes back to the day of the flood. He has figured out the day of the flood too, and then he adds 7,000 years to that date and the calculations came to May 21, 2011. You have 7,000 years to get into the ark of Jesus' safety before God brings Judgment to the world. That's how he came up with the number. If you knew how he came up with it, you would know you had nothing to be afraid of. You didn't have to sell your home; you didn't have to quit your job; you didn't have to put your pet down. I don't know if this has happened to you, but I had people coming up to me in the grocery store, in the restaurant, the gas station, and saying, “Hey, you're a pastor, right? We're going to be okay, right? It's going to be all right? This guy, he's crazy, right?” They're saying that, and they're kind of smiling, but inside they're thinking, “It is okay, right? It's all right?” (congregation laughing). It's been interesting in the last several weeks; I've had some interesting conversations with people. I've had some spiritual conversations that I probably wouldn't have had otherwise. You're in aisle seven of the grocery store, so it's hard to get into a discussion on end times. I just would say, “You know, he's off his rocker. Don't worry about it. Everything is going to be okay.” “Oh, that's good. That's what I thought, yeah, yeah. I didn't think he had anything.” There are people around the world who are watching the clock-not just in America, but other parts of the world. There were whole cities who followed Mr. Camping overseas that gathered together to wait for Jesus' return. When you challenge him with what literal Scripture says, he says, “What is your evidence? What is your evidence?” You'd show him the evidence. You would read to him Mark 13:32 (page 1007). Jesus is speaking in Mark 13 and says this about the end of the world: “‘No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in Heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” It seems pretty straight-forward; it seems pretty plain…but not to Mr. Camping. Mr. Camping then just says, “Well, this could not be Jesus. Jesus could not be the Son here because Jesus is eternal God. He is equal with the Father, and if Jesus doesn't know the day or the hour, that would make Him less than God. That would mean He didn't understand something God knew. That's blasphemy to say that the Son is Jesus here! You are blaspheming God because you're saying that is Him!” The Son must be someone else. Even though anytime in Scripture where Jesus talks about the Father and the Son, He is referring to Himself every other time, in this situation, “He is not. The Son must be…” Are you ready for this? “…the devil. He is the son of perdition.” So according to Mr. Camping, no one knows the day or the hour-”not angels in Heaven, nor the devil.” That's what he is saying here. “To say this is Jesus is blasphemy because Jesus is God.” He is saying, “You're saying Jesus isn't God!” The callers would say, “I don't want to say Jesus isn't God! I don't want to do that! Okay! Okay!” And then they listen to that; they buy into that. “Well, how can Jesus say that? If He is God, how can He say that?” In the Book of Philippians 2:5-8 (page 1162), there is a very key Passage in the New Testament. Paul writes and says, “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death-even death on a cross!” Now, we shouldn't think of it as Jesus emptying Himself of His Godhead. He did not do that. The Bible says He regarded His equality with God as something not to be taken advantage of or not to be grasped. The way I've illustrated it is this: imagine you are a carpenter. You're building a house, and you're trying to teach this new rookie how to build a house. On this job, you have a nail gun, and all you have to do is poof and the nail is in (Pastor motions as if he were putting a nail in something with a nail gun). You want to take this rookie and teach him how it is done, so you keep that nail gun in your belt. You don't use it. Instead, you pull out the old reliable hammer, and you say, “Here is how you hammer a nail,” and you hammer the nail. You demonstrate the old-fashioned way, “Do this.” You are teaching this guy how to hammer the nail. You have the nail gun, but you've chosen not to use it. You've laid aside the privilege of having this superior tool in your belt, and instead you're going to do it the old-fashioned way. The Bible teaches us that Jesus did not empty Himself of deity. He emptied Himself of the privilege of deity. He did not consider equality with God something to be grasped or taken advantage of while He was incarnate as a man. It's interesting to note in the Book of Acts when the Disciples ask Him a second time, “Tell us about the end of the world. When is it going to happen?” Jesus no longer says that He does not know the day or the hour. He simply says, “It's not for you to know the times the Father has set.” Jesus is now restored to His glorified body. Understanding the Trinity and all of that is very complex. That is hard to understand, but make no mistake about it when He says in that Passage in Mark 13 the Son, He was speaking of Himself. If you have any other questions about this, let me know. I'm going to try to answer them as it pertains to Mr. Camping, as it pertains to false teaching. I will try to answer those questions. On Saturday night, we have a little bit more time; so I was able to do some Q & A with that group, but we have to wrap things up here. I hope that it's been helpful. I hope that if somebody else asks you about this, maybe it will help you explain what is going on. There might be some people you encounter who say, “Well, you know, it just shows you the Bible isn't true.” Making a false statement about the Bible and misrepresenting what the Bible says and then having that not come to pass, how does that reflect on the Bible? If you say something that is untrue about the Bible, and it doesn't come to happen, that's not a reflection on the Scripture. That's a reflection on the person who misrepresented the Scripture. There could possibly be some conversations that will come your way in the days ahead, when you go back to work and have some water cooler conversations about the rapture that didn't come. What do you think? Hopefully this time together has helped you with that.
MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast
Micah graces us with his presence. We review JK Rowling’s Potter Prequel. Or wait… can we even call it a prequel? Portus 2008 is coming up and it’s the definition of awesome! More teaser trailer speculation. Our 150th episode is next week and we have to celebrate! MuggleMail: MC future, a song for Snape, and The Shrieking Shack. Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 32, The Prince’s Tale. Andrew compares Voldemort’s midnight request to his one hour request. The sudden change of mood within Hogwarts is striking. Did Lupin and Tonks deserve a death scene? Did they even deserve to die? Snape’s Memories and their impact. Favorites, Voicemails, and Chicken Soup!
MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast
We kick off the show with talk about our future. JK Rowling’s speech at Harvard was, well, awesome. Harry Potter the MMORPG… would it be a success? Portus 2008 is just over a month away! 3rd Annual Wear Your MuggleCast T-Shirt Day was a success! MuggleMail address some cool foreshadowing. Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 32, The Elder Wand. We discuss the effect of Fred’s death on Harry. Why did Voldemort use the Shrieking Shack? McGonagall and her Beauty and the Beast magic. Voicemails tackle a broad range of Potter topics. Sorting Hat: Laura Mallory… the squib? Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul. Mikey B! Mikey B! MIKEY B! POOF!
MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast
Ben returns to co-host an episode of the show! The press prints a misleading headline with the Rob Knox story. Is the Sorcerer’s Stone re-release something to be excited about? JK Rowling is wring a Potter prequel. SuperCon, John Hurt hints at a return, and more leaked HBP photos. Global Wear Your MuggleCast T-shirt Day is June 2nd! MuggleMail covers some topics on Episode 146. Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 31, The Battle of Hogwarts. We discuss Voldemort’s Midnight Ultimatum. Andrew thinks Voldemort is too cool for a symbolic Midnight request. Ben’s Top 10 List. Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul. Bloopers!
MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast
Matt kicks off the show with his tale of being questioned by the FBI. News: BBC tracks Leavesden, Tonks talks, new HBP roles, and HBP yarn. We wonder when WB will finally start spoiling us with HBP teasers. Vote for us on Podcast Alley, and follow us on Twitter! MuggleMail covers last week’s hot topics. Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 29, The Lost Diadem. “What if…” we could make one choice for DH? Voicemails and Make the Music Connection return! This Week in MuggleCast History. 1st place winner of the Create Your Own MC Segment contest! Chicken Soup: AP Edition. Andrew discusses what’s to come in the next few weeks.
MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast
Andrew kicks the show off with an intriguing, on-topic story. It’s a new month so vote on Podcast Alley! Del Toro isn’t directing Deathly Hallows, and we react. Betting Men better be betting. MuggleMail covers last week’s hot topics. We interview Paul DeGeorge from Harry and the Potters (http://www.myspace.com/harryandthepotters) . Harry Year 7 discusses his second annual charity effort, the Wizard Rock EP of the Month Club (http://www.wizardrockclub.com/) . The MuggleNet song, created in 2005 by Paul and his brother, makes its worldwide debut. Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 13. Did the locket have any effect on Umbridge? Mad-Eye’s Eye on the toad’s door makes us sad. We discuss the Polyjuice Potion scenes in the film series and how this one should be done. Make the Connection ideas from listeners like you. A Pensieve Possibilities list sent in by MuggleCast Fan Forum (http://mugglecastfan.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=240) listeners.
MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast
MuggleCast to podcast from Portus 2008! Check out our new holiday album art! David Heyman and his wife. A look at Beedle the Bard. MuggleMail checks out some of last week’s discussion. Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 2 of Deathly Hallows Mutual Attraction Comparing the Doge and Rita articles. Listener e-mails about Chapter 2. New game: QUOTE QUIZ quiz quiz. Chicken Soup for the MuggleCast Soul. This week’s episode brought to you by Audible.com (http://www.audiblepodcast.com/mugglecast) .
MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast
MuggleNet staffer Jess joins in the discussion! Pokeflutes wake Snorlax up; they don't put them to sleep. DUH, Andrew. Laura provides a real-life example of the way people look at Lucius More parallels are drawn between real-world and wizarding-world governments Why is Lucius so hard on Draco? How much political influence does he have? Was Lucius in on a plot to abduct Professor Trelawney? We learn Ben tried to mingle with Jason Isaacs but was robbed of the opportunity by Leaky's Sue and John Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 14 of Sorcerer's Stone Hagrid can read? Why does Draco keep quiet about Norbert? Jess hates Dumbledore! This week's Spy on Spartz completes Ben's life Is it possible Dumbledore left a message for Harry via Hagrid? Kevin presents the evidence. Ben sounds off over the ongoing debate of Christianity in HP Favorites: Umbridge's Educational Decrees
MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast
We discuss Jo's upcoming trip to the USA Our new monthly Book 7 discussions commences Will Harry return to Godric's Hollow? We wrap up our long-running discussion about Hogwarts' staying open the seventh year. Ben uses a clever analogy to illustrate how the government's reactions to the September 11th attacks are similar to Hogwarts' reaction to the Death Eaters' infiltrating Hogwarts. Will we be seeing Aberforth? Who's Harry going to rely on when finding Horcruxes? Spy on Spartz returns with a new rule that's sure to get the fangirls excited Chapter-by-Chapter: Chapter 13 of SS: Nicolas Flamel We discuss the effect Harry's dreams have on him Less focus on the fluff, more focus on the bad guy stuff The history of the REAL Nicolas Flamel Ben premieres a new segment: Give Me a Butterbeer Do Lily and James know about the prophecy? Was it the PokeFlute that put Fluffy to sleep?
MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast
Andrew works with Congress and President Bush to bring you our next contest Character discussions are back! This week: Mad-Eye Moody What does the name Alastor mean? Where did Moody get his magical eye from? Why did imposter Moody suggest that Harry become an Auror? More Horcrux talk Chapter by Chapter: Chapter 12, “The Mirror of Erised” Does Filch know Snape is onto Quirrell? Will Harry run across the mirror once again? Invisibility discussion Dueling club: Hippogriff vs Thestral What is Dumbledore's Boggart? What would Hermione see in the Mirror of Erised? We discuss our Favorite Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers
Follow along as Pastors Matt & Jessica dive into the book of Luke!