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Global Truths with Dr Keith Suter
The Ghislaine Maxwell conviction

Global Truths with Dr Keith Suter

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 18:18


What sentence will Ghislaine Maxwell get? After being found guilty in December 2021 Maxwell is due to be sentenced in the next few months. Dr Keith Suter unpacks the details of the case against her, how the trial went, and what implications different kinds of sentencing might have on her and those she is known to have associated with. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Buddhability
Conviction vs. Control: How to become an unshakable leader

Buddhability

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 62:01


Today we are talking about what it takes to become unshakable. Our guest is Brittany Jones, who recently became the youngest elementary school principal in the country's second largest school district. She shares her journey into education, and how, at a crucial turning point in her career as an educational leader, chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo helped her challenge her own insecurities and win each day. This episode is especially relevant for anyone who struggles with limiting themselves or easing their anxiety by trying to control their schedule a little too much. It's also an incredible illustration of how sometimes, letting go and focusing on the present is the greatest strength of all.CHEAT SHEET1:50 Why Brittany started chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo 8:58 How she became interested in education13:01 Her journey to become an elementary school principal29:28 Finding the courage to stay the course34:17 How her Buddhist practice helps her identify her priorities37:54 Supporting the Buddhability of children39:19 The importance of winning in the morning45:44 How Brittany learned to let go of the need for control50:00 The impact of chanting on becoming unshakable53:05 Brittany's favorite Buddhist quote55:09 How she defines her Buddhability57:13 Her vision for what's next59:40 Advice for anyone new to BuddhismReferences The New Human Revolution, vol. 30, p. 53. April 2016 Living Buddhism, p. 49. The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, vol. 1, p. 70.  How to start chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo

Stop Drinking and Start Living
Ep. #145 Growing Your Drinking Discernment

Stop Drinking and Start Living

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 33:00


Growing your drinking discernment the ability to judge well. When it comes to alcohol, this is everything. The voice of the habit and nostalgic memories, create feel good chemicals themselves. When you think of NOT doing that, feelings of deprivation compound. So how do you stay in your TRUTH and grow new pathways for changing your relationship to alcohol and not feel like you are missing out?How to use your  intuition rather than ego to decide with ease and purpose and clarity.Discerning between what you have chosen as a new intention for not drinking and what you have evidence for in the past. You can be convicted in one moment to not drink and fall into illusions of alcohol romance the next.Today you will learn:-Importance of intentional thought creation.-Three steps for discerment from intuition rather than ego.-Understanding the catalyst of alcohol for pleasure and how to do it on your own.-Why our brain overrides our initial intentions -Skills for the most effective way to learn something newReady to learn intentional thought creation? The Stop Drinking and Start Living Program Is Open! Enroll  NOW by clicking HERE and commence your journey with our opening ceremony today. If you have any questions about the program, don't hesitate to email me: mary@marywagstaffcoach.com 

EXPAND Podcast with Laura Poburan
Ep. 080 - Coaching With Conviction Workshop (Q&A) | Masterclass

EXPAND Podcast with Laura Poburan

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 93:30


Most coaches will never reach a level of true confidence in how they show up for, lead and communicate with their clients.Why?Because when progress sucks…clients get frustrated…and we feel like we should be doing more.We fall back into doing the only thing we know.We research hot new trends that might work better…try a different strategy…tweak their plan…and hold them MORE accountable.Thing is, all that stuff is good and all.But chances are the last thing you need is another fancy nutritional approach to try with a tricky client.Listen.I know it feels easier to think you're missing something in your program that would make everything “click” for them.Or that they just need to come back to their deeper “why” to feel all filled up with the motivation they need to consistently chase after what you see as possible for them.But that's all just smoke in mirrors.>>> What you actually need is:A new way to communicate with that client about the real reason they are consistently stuck spiraling, making excuses and fighting for their limitations…the skills to open a space where breakthrough becomes possible simply because a new level of trust…buy-in…and awareness joins you in the room…to feel capable of holding that space for your client to move through feeling triggered, emotional and reactive (without getting shaky, yourself) so that true change can take place.^^ THIS ^^ is what COACHING WITH CONVICTION™ is all about. Listen to the Q & A Now

First News on News Radio 1290 WNBF
May 17 -- Conviction Upheld For Port Crane Man Convicted Of Killing Owego Teen With Car

First News on News Radio 1290 WNBF

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 78:17


Wake up to the sounds of Bob Joseph and Kathy Whyte bringing you the most important news from around the Southern Tier!

The Sword & The Trowel
TS&TT: Allie Beth Stuckey | The Abortion Debate, Evangelical Fault Lines and Conviction to Stand

The Sword & The Trowel

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 22:36


Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden welcome guest Allie Beth Stuckey on the show to further discuss the abortion debate. They talk about the duty of Christians to engage with the culture and politics, Tim Keller, evangelical fault lines and how to courageously stand firm on the Word of God. Become a part of the F.A.M. and get a FREE signed copy of a Tom Ascol or Voddie Baucham book: https://press.founders.org/fam/ 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man? | https://founders.org/2023conference/ Order: Brothers, We Are Not Plagiarists | https://press.founders.org/shop/brothers-we-are-not-plagiarists/ Apply for FREE at The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org Founders Sermon Podcast Stream: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sermons-by-founders-ministries/id1613963681 Shop the Founders Press Store: https://press.founders.org/ The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org/ Wield The Sword: https://founders.org/wieldthesword/ Follow Founders Ministries: Website: https://founders.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoundersMin/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoundersMin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foundersministries/ All Founders Ministries resources are copyrighted and any use and distribution must be approved by Founders Ministries.

Attitudes/Answers with Olen Baker
Convictions Must Include Tenacity

Attitudes/Answers with Olen Baker

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 1:59


Conviction, determination, no excuses, not retreating an inch.  This is a direct command from God - to love Him with all of our strength.

Conviction of Sin on SermonAudio
Conviction of Sin

Conviction of Sin on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 42:00


A new MP3 sermon from Bethel Free Church (Continuing), Ayr is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Conviction of Sin Speaker: Rev Graeme Craig Broadcaster: Bethel Free Church (Continuing), Ayr Event: Sunday - AM Date: 5/15/2022 Bible: John 4:16 Length: 42 min.

Cornerstone Wylie Sermons
Transform Your Mind (Romans 12:1-2)

Cornerstone Wylie Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022


Speaker: Justin WheelerSeries: Revelation Contents Spurgeon on Joshua 1.7. From Morning and Evening, May 11................... 2 Spurgeon on Hebrews 12.2. From Morning and Evening, June 28.............. 3 Conformity to the world. From the letters of John Newton........................ 4 The Bruised Reed, chapter 2, by Richard Sibbes (1631)............................ 7 J C Ryle on assurance. From Holiness.................................................... 11 Spurgeon on Joshua 1.7. From Morning and Evening, May 11 "Only be thou strong and very courageous." Joshua 1:7 Our God's tender love for His servants makes Him concerned for the state of their inward feelings. He desires them to be of good courage. Some esteem it a small thing for a believer to be vexed with doubts and fears, but God thinks not so. From this text it is plain that our Master would not have us entangled with fears. He would have us without carefulness, without doubt, without cowardice. Our Master does not think so lightly of our unbelief as we do. When we are desponding we are subject to a grievous malady, not to be trifled with, but to be carried at once to the beloved Physician. Our Lord loveth not to see our countenance sad. It was a law of Ahasuerus that no one should come into the king's court dressed in mourning: this is not the law of the King of kings, for we may come mourning as we are; but still He would have us put off the spirit of heaviness, and put on the garment of praise, for there is much reason to rejoice. The Christian man ought to be of a courageous spirit, in order that he may glorify the Lord by enduring trials in an heroic manner. If he be fearful and fainthearted, it will dishonour his God. Besides, what a bad example it is. This disease of doubtfulness and discouragement is an epidemic which soon spreads amongst the Lord's flock. One downcast believer makes twenty souls sad. Moreover, unless your courage is kept up Satan will be too much for you. Let your spirit be joyful in God your Saviour, the joy of the Lord shall be your strength, and no fiend of hell shall make headway against you: but cowardice throws down the banner. Moreover, labour is light to a man of cheerful spirit; and success waits upon cheerfulness. The man who toils, rejoicing in his God, believing with all his heart, has success guaranteed. He who sows in hope shall reap in joy; therefore, dear reader, "be thou strong, and very courageous." Spurgeon on Hebrews 12.2. From Morning and Evening, June 28 "Looking unto Jesus." Hebrews 12:2 It is ever the Holy Spirit's work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus; but Satan's work is just the opposite of this, for he is constantly trying to make us regard ourselves instead of Christ. He insinuates, "Your sins are too great for pardon; you have no faith; you do not repent enough; you will never be able to continue to the end; you have not the joy of His children; you have such a wavering hold of Jesus." All these are thoughts about self, and we shall never find comfort or assurance by looking within. But the Holy Spirit turns our eyes entirely away from self: He tells us that we are nothing, but that "Christ is all in all." Remember, therefore, it is not thy hold of Christ that saves thee- it is Christ; it is not thy joy in Christ that saves thee- it is Christ; it is not even faith in Christ, though that be the instrument- it is Christ's blood and merits; therefore, look not so much to thy hand with which thou art grasping Christ, as to Christ; look not to thy hope, but to Jesus, the source of thy hope; look not to thy faith, but to Jesus, the author and finisher of thy faith. We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayers, our doings, or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul. If we would at once overcome Satan and have peace with God, it must be by "looking unto Jesus." Keep thine eye simply on Him; let His death, His sufferings, His merits, His glories, His intercession, be fresh upon thy mind; when thou wakest in the morning look to Him; when thou liest down at night look to Him. Oh! let not thy hopes or fears come between thee and Jesus; follow hard after Him, and He will never fail thee. "My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesu's blood and righteousness: I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesu's name." Conformity to the world. From the letters of John Newton. Conformity to the world "Be not conformed to this world." Romans 12:2 Dear Sir, You will perhaps be surprised to see my thoughts on your query in print, rather than to receive them by the post, as you expected. But as the subject of it is of general concern, I hope you will not be displeased that I have taken this method. It might be of considerable service in the present day, clearly to explain the force of the Apostle's precept, "Be not conformed to this world;" and to state the just boundary between a sinful compliance with the world, and that scrupulous singularity which springs from a self-righteous principle, and a contracted view of the spirit and liberty of the Gospel. To treat this point accurately, would require a treatise rather than a letter: I only undertake to offer you a few hints; and indeed, when the mind is formed to a spiritual taste, a simple desire to be guided by the Word and Spirit of God, together with a due attention to our own experience, will, in most practical cases, supersede the necessity of long and elaborate disquisitions. By the world, in the passage alluded to, Rom. 12:2, I suppose the Apostle means conformity to the men of the world, in distinction from believers: these, not having the love of God in their hearts, or his fear before their eyes, are of course engaged in such pursuits and practices as are inconsistent with our holy calling, and in which we cannot imitate or comply with them, without hurting our peace and our profession. We are therefore bound to avoid conformity to them in all such instances; but we are not obliged to decline all interaction with the world, or to impose restraints upon ourselves, when the Scripture does not restrain us, in order to make us as unlike the world as possible. To instance in a few particulars. It is not necessary, perhaps it is not lawful, wholly to renounce the society of the world. A mistake of this kind took place in the early ages of Christianity, and men (at first, perhaps, with a sincere desire of serving God without distraction) withdrew into deserts and uninhabited places, and wasted their lives at a distance from their fellow-creatures. But unless we could flee from ourselves likewise, this would afford us no advantage; so long as we carry our own wicked hearts with us, we shall be exposed to temptation, go where we will. Besides, this would be thwarting the end of our vocation. Christians are to be the salt and the lights of the world, conspicuous as cities set upon a hill; they are commanded to "let their light shine before men, that they, beholding their good works, may glorify their Father who is in heaven." This injudicious deviation from the paths of nature and providence, gave occasion at length to the vilest abominations; and men who withdrew from the world, under pretense of retirement, became the more wicked and abandoned as they lived more out of public view and observation. Nor are we at liberty, much less are we enjoined, to renounce the duties of relative life, so as to become careless in the discharge of them. Allowances should, indeed, be made for the distresses of people newly awakened, or under the power of temptation, which may for a time so much engross their thoughts as greatly to indispose them for their bounded duty. But, in general, the proper evidence of true Christians is, not merely that they can talk about Divine things, but that, by the grace of God, they live and act agreeable to the rules of his word, in the state in which his providence has placed them, whether as masters or servants, husbands or wives, parents or children; bearing rule, or yielding obedience, as in his sight. Diligence and fidelity in the management of temporal concernments, though observable in the practice of many worldly men, may be maintained without a sinful conformity to the world. Neither are we required to refuse a moderate use of the comforts and conveniences of life, suitable to the station which God has appointed us in the world. The spirit of self-righteousness and will-worship works much in this way, and supposes that there is something excellent in long fasting, in abstaining from pleasant food, in wearing coarser clothes than is customary with those in the same rank of life, and in many other austerities and singularities not commanded by the word of God. And many people, who are in the main sincere, are grievously burdened with scruples respecting the use of lawful things. It is true, there is need of a constant watch, lest what is lawful in itself becomes hurtful to us by its abuse. But these outward strictnesses may be carried to great lengths, without a spark of true grace, and even without the knowledge of the true God. The mortifications and austerities practiced by the Bramins in India are vastly more severe than the most zealous effects of modern superstition in our country. There is a strictness which arises rather from ignorance than knowledge, is wholly taken up with externals, and gratifies the spirit of self as much in one way, as it seems to retrench it in another. A man may almost starve his body to feed his pride: but to those who fear and serve the Lord, every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving, for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. Notwithstanding these limitations, the precept is very extensive and important. "Be not conformed to the world." As believers, we are strangers and pilgrims upon earth. Heaven is our country, and the Lord is our King. We are to be known and noticed as his subjects; and therefore it is his pleasure, that we do not speak the sinful language, or adopt the sinful customs, of the land in which we sojourn. We are not to conform to the world, as we did in the days of our ignorance. And though we have received the principles of grace, and have tasted of the goodness of the Lord, the admonition is still needful; for we are renewed but in part, and are liable to be drawn aside to our hurt by the prevalence of evil examples and customs around us. We must not conform to the spirit of the world. As members of society, we have a part to act in it, in common with others. But if our business is the same, our principles and ends are to be entirely different. Diligence in our respective callings is, as I have already observed, commendable, and our duty; but not with the same views which stimulate the activity of the men of the world. If they rise early, and take rest late, their endeavors spring from and terminate in self, to establish and increase their own importance, to add house to house, and field to field, that, like the builders of Babel, they may get themselves a name, or provide means for the gratification of their sinful passions. If they succeed, they sacrifice to themselves; if they are crossed in their designs, they are filled with anxiety and impatience; they either murmur or despond. But a Christian is to pursue his lawful calling with an eye to the providence of God, and with submission to his wisdom. Thus, so far as he acts in the exercise of faith, he cannot be disappointed. He casts his care upon his Heavenly Father, who has promised to take care of him. What God gives, he receives with thankfulness, and is careful as a faithful steward to improve it for the furtherance of the cause of God, and the good of mankind. And if he meets with losses and crosses, he is not disconcerted, knowing that all his concerns are under a Divine direction; that the Lord whom he serves, chooses for him better than he could choose for himself; and that his best treasure is safe, out of the reach of the various changes to which all things in the present state are liable. We must not conform to the maxims of the world. The world in various instances calls evil good, and good evil. But we are to have recourse to the law and to the testimony, and to judge of things by the unerring word of God, uninfluenced by the determination of the great, or the many. We are to obey God rather than man, though upon this account we may expect to be despised or reviled, to be made a gazingstock or a laughing-stock to those who set his authority at defiance. We must bear our testimony to the truth as it is in Jesus, avow the cause of his despised people, and walk in the practice of universal obedience, patiently endure reproaches, and labor to overcome evil with good. Thus we shall show that we are not ashamed of Him. And there is an hour coming when he will not be ashamed of us, who have followed him, and borne his cross in the midst of a perverse generation, but will own our worthless names before the assembled world. We must not conform to the world in their amusements and diversions. We are to mix with the world so far as our necessary and providential connections engage us, so far as we have a reasonable expectation of doing or getting good, and no farther. "What fellowship has light with darkness, or what concord has Christ with Belial?" What does a believer have to do into those places and companies, where everything tends to promote a spirit of dissipation; where the fear of God has no place; where things are purposely disposed to inflame or indulge corrupt and sinful appetites and passions, and to banish all serious thoughts of God and ourselves? If it is our duty to redeem time, to walk with God, to do all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to follow the example which he set us when he was upon earth, and to work out our salvation with fear and trembling; it must of course be our duty to avoid a conformity with the world in those vain and sensual amusements, which stand in as direct contradiction to a spiritual frame of mind, as darkness to light. The leading desires of every person under the influence of Gospel principles, will be, to maintain an habitual communion with God in his own soul, and to manifest the power of his grace in the sight of men. So far as a Christian is infected by a conformity to the spirit, maxims, and sinful customs of the world, these desires will be disappointed. Fire and water are not more opposite, than that peace of God which passes all understanding, and that poor precarious pleasure which is sought in a compliance with the world; a pleasure (if worthy the name) which grieves the Spirit of God, and stultifies the heart. Whoever, after having tasted that the Lord is gracious, has been prevailed on to make the experiment, and to mingle with the world's vanities, has certainly thereby brought a damp upon his experience, and indisposed himself for the exercise of prayer, and the contemplation of Divine truths. And if any are not sensible of a difference in this respect, it is because the poison has taken a still deeper effect, so as to benumb their spiritual senses. Conformity to the world is the bane of many professors in this day. They have found a way, as they think, to serve both God and Mammon. But because they are double-minded, they are unstable; they make no progress; and, notwithstanding their frequent attendance upon ordinances, they are lean from day to day; a form of godliness, a scheme of orthodox notions, they may attain to, but they will remain destitute of the life, power, and comfort of piety, so long as they cleave to those things which are incompatible with it. Conformity to the world is equally an obstruction in the way of those who profess a desire of glorifying God in the sight of men. Such professors do rather dishonor him. By their conduct, as far as in them lies, they declare, that they do not find the religion of the Gospel answer their expectations; that it does not afford them the satisfaction they once hoped for from it; and that therefore they are forced to seek relief from the world. They grieve the people of God by their compliances, and oftentimes they mislead the weak, and by their examples encourage them to venture upon the like liberties, which otherwise they dared not have attempted. They embolden the wicked likewise in their evil ways, while they see a manifest inconsistency between their avowed principles and their practice; and thus they cause the ways of truth to be evil spoken of. The length of this paper constrains me to conclude abruptly. May the Lord enable you and I to lay this subject to heart, and to pray that we may, on the one hand, rightly understand and prize our Christian liberty; and, on the other hand, be preserved from that growing evil—a sinful conformity to the world! The Bruised Reed, chapter 2, by Richard Sibbes (1631) IN PURSUING HIS CALLING, Christ will not break the bruised reed, nor quench the smoking flax, in which more is meant than spoken, for he will not only not break nor quench, but he will cherish those with whom he so deals. CHRIST'S DEALINGS WITH THE BRUISED REED Physicians, though they put their patients to much pain, will not destroy nature, but raise it up by degrees. Surgeons will lance and cut, but not dismember. A mother who has a sick and self willed child will not therefore cast it away. And shall there be more mercy in the stream than in the spring? Shall we think there is more mercy in ourselves than in God, who plants the affection of mercy in us? But for further declaration of Christ's mercy to all bruised reeds, consider the comfortable relationships he has taken upon himself of husband, shepherd and brother, which he will discharge to the utmost. Shall others by his grace fulfill what he calls them unto, and not he who, out of his love, has taken upon him these relationships, so thoroughly founded upon his Father's assignment, and his own voluntary undertaking? Consider the names he has borrowed from the mildest creatures, such as lamb and hen, to show his tender care. Consider his very name Jesus, a Saviour, given him by God himself. Consider his office answerable to his name, which is that he should ‘bind up the broken hearted' (Isa. 61:1). At his baptism the Holy Ghost rested on him in the shape of a dove, to show that he should be a dove like, gentle Mediator. See the gracious way he executes his offices. As a prophet, he came with blessing in his mouth, ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit' (Matt. 5:3), and invited those to come to him whose hearts suggested most exceptions against themselves, ‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden' (Matt. 11:28). How did his heart yearn when he saw the people ‘as sheep having no shepherd' (Matt. 9:36)! He never turned any back again that came to him, though some went away of themselves. He came to die as a priest for his enemies. In the days of his flesh he dictated a form of prayer unto his disciples, and put petitions unto God into their mouths, and his Spirit to intercede in their hearts. He shed tears for those that shed his blood, and now he makes intercession in heaven for weak Christians, standing between them and God's anger. He is a meek king; he will admit mourners into his presence, a king of poor and afflicted persons. As he has beams of majesty, so he has a heart of mercy and compassion. He is the prince of peace (Isa. 9:6). Why was he tempted, but that he might ‘succor them that are tempted' (Heb. 2:18)? What mercy may we not expect from so gracious a Mediator (1 Tim. 2:5) who took our nature upon him that he might be gracious? He is a physician good at all diseases, especially at the binding up of a broken heart. He died that he might heal our souls with a plaster of his own blood, and by that death save us, which we were the procurers of ourselves, by our own sins. And has he not the same heart in heaven? ‘Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?' cried the Head in heaven, when the foot on earth was trodden on (Acts 9:4). His advancement has not made him forget his own flesh. Though it has freed him from passion, yet not from compassion towards us. The lion of the tribe of Judah will only tear in pieces those that ‘will not have him rule over them' (Luke 19:14). He will not show his strength against those who prostrate themselves before him. FOR OURSELVES 1. What should we learn from this, but to ‘come boldly to the throne of grace' (Heb. 4:16) in all our grievances? Shall our sins discourage us, when he appears there only for sinners? Are you bruised? Be of good comfort, he calls you. Conceal not your wounds, open all before him and take not Satan's counsel. Go to Christ, although trembling, as the poor woman who said, ‘If I may but touch his garment' (Matt. 9:21). We shall be healed and have a gracious answer. Go boldly to God in our flesh; he is flesh of our flesh, and bone of our bone for this reason, that we might go boldly to him. Never fear to go to God, since we have such a Mediator with him, who is not only our friend but our brother and husband. Well might the angel proclaim from heaven, ‘Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy' (Luke 2:10). Well might the apostle stir us up to ‘rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice' (Phil. 4:4). Paul was well advised upon what grounds he did it. Peace and joy are two main fruits of Christ's kingdom. Let the world be as it will, if we cannot rejoice in the world, yet we may rejoice in the Lord. His presence makes any condition comfortable. ‘Be not afraid,' says he to his disciples, when they were afraid, as if they had seen a ghost, ‘It is I' (Matt. 14:27), as if there were no cause of fear where he was present. 2. Let this support us when we feel ourselves bruised. Christ's way is first to wound, then to heal. No sound, whole soul shall ever enter into heaven. Think when in temptation, Christ was tempted for me; according to my trials will be my graces and comforts. If Christ be so merciful as not to break me, I will not break myself by despair, nor yield myself over to the roaring lion, Satan, to break me in pieces. 3. See the contrary disposition of Christ on the one hand and Satan and his instruments on the other. Satan sets upon us when we are weakest, as Simeon and Levi upon the Shechemites, ‘when they were sore' (Gen. 34:25), but Christ will make up in us all the breaches which sin and Satan have made. He ‘binds up the broken hearted' (Isa. 61:1). As a mother is tenderest to the most diseased and weakest child, so does Christ most mercifully incline to the weakest. Likewise he puts an instinct into the weakest things to rely upon something stronger than themselves for support. The vine stays itself upon the elm, and the weakest creatures often have the strongest shelters. The consciousness of the church's weakness makes her willing to lean on her beloved, and to hide herself under his wing. WHO ARE THE BRUISED REEDS? But how shall we know whether we are such as may expect mercy? Answer: (1) By the bruised here is not meant those that are brought low only by crosses, but such as, by them, are brought to see their sin, which bruises most of all. When conscience is under the guilt of sin, then every judgment brings a report of God's anger to the soul, and all lesser troubles run into this great trouble of conscience for sin. As all corrupt humours run to the diseased and bruised part of the body, and as every creditor falls upon the debtor when he is once arrested, so when conscience is once awakened, all former sins and present crosses join together to make the bruise the more painful. Now, he that is thus bruised will be content with nothing but with mercy from him who has bruised him. He has wounded, and he must heal (Hos. 6:1). The Lord who has bruised me deservedly for my sins must bind up my heart again. (2) Again, a man truly bruised judges sin the greatest evil, and the favor of God the greatest good. (3) He would rather hear of mercy than of a kingdom. (4) He has poor opinions of himself, and thinks that he is not worth the earth he treads on. (5) Towards others he is not censorious, as being taken up at home, but is full of sympathy and compassion to those who are under God's hand. (6) He thinks that those who walk in the comforts of God's Spirit are the happiest men in the world. (7) He trembles at the Word of God (Isa. 66:2), and honours the very feet of those blessed instruments that bring peace unto him (Rom. 10:15). (8) He is more taken up with the inward exercises of a broken heart than with formality, and is yet careful to use all sanctified means to convey comfort. But how shall we come to this state of mind? Answer: First, we must conceive of bruising either as a state into which God brings us, or as a duty to be performed by us. Both are here meant. We must join with God in bruising ourselves. When he humbles us, let us humble ourselves, and not stand out against him, for then he will redouble his strokes. Let us justify Christ in all his chastisements, knowing that all his dealing towards us is to cause us to return into our own hearts. His work in bruising tends to our work in bruising ourselves. Let us lament our own perversity, and say: Lord, what a heart have I that needs all this, that none of this could be spared! We must lay siege to the hardness of our own hearts, and aggravate sin all we can. We must look on Christ, who was bruised for us, look on him whom we have pierced with our sins. But all directions will not prevail, unless God by his Spirit convinces us deeply, setting our sins before us, and driving us to a standstill. Then we will cry out for mercy. Conviction will breed contrition, and this leads to humiliation. Therefore desire God that he would bring a clear and a strong light into all the corners of our souls, and accompany it with a spirit of power to lay our hearts low. A set measure of bruising of ourselves cannot be prescribed, but it must be so far as (1) that we may prize Christ above all, and see that a Saviour must be had; and (2) that we reform that which is amiss, though it be to the cutting off of our right hand, or pulling out of our right eye. There is a dangerous slighting of the work of humiliation, some alleging this for a pretence for their casual dealing with their own hearts, that Christ will not break the bruised reed; but such must know that every sudden terror and short grief is not that which makes us bruised reeds; not a little ‘bowing down our heads like a bulrush' (Isa. 58:5), but a working our hearts to such a grief as will make sin more odious unto us than punishment, until we offer a ‘holy violence' against it. Else, favouring ourselves, we make work for God to bruise us, and for sharp repentance afterwards. It is dangerous, I confess, in some cases, with some spirits, to press too much and too long this bruising, because they may die under the wound and burden before they be raised up again. Therefore it is good in mixed assemblies to mingle comfort that every soul may have its due portion. But if we have this for a foundation truth, that there is more mercy in Christ than sin in us, there can be no danger in thorough dealing. It is better to go bruised to heaven than sound to hell. Therefore let us not take off ourselves too soon, nor pull off the plaster before the cure be wrought, but keep ourselves under this work till sin be the sourest, and Christ the sweetest, of all things. And when God's hand is upon us in any way, it is good to divert our sorrow for other things to the root of all, which is sin. Let our grief run most in that channel, that as sin bred grief, so grief may consume sin. But are we not bruised unless we grieve more for sin than we do for punishment? Answer: Sometimes our grief from outward grievances may lie heavier upon the soul than grief for God's displeasure, because, in such cases, the grief works upon the whole man, both outward and inward, and has nothing to support it, but a little spark of faith. This faith, by reason of the violent impression of the grievance, is suspended in the exercises of it. This is most felt in sudden distresses which come upon the soul as a torrent or land flood, and especially in bodily sicknesses which, by reason of the sympathy between the soul and the body, work upon the soul so far as to hinder not only the spiritual, but often the natural acts. Therefore, James wishes us in affliction to pray ourselves, but in case of sickness to ‘send for the elders' (James 5:14). These may, as those in the Gospels, offer up to God in their prayers the sick person who is unable to present his own case. Hereupon God admits of such a plea from the sharpness and bitterness of the grievance, as in David (Psa. 6). The Lord knows our frame; he remembers that we are but dust (Psa. 103:14), that our strength is not the strength of steel. This is a branch of his faithfulness to us as his creatures, whence he is called ‘a faithful Creator' (1 Pet. 4:19). ‘God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able' (1 Cor. 10:13). There were certain commandments which the Jews called the hedges of the law. So as to fence men off from cruelty, God commanded that they should not take the dame with the young, nor ‘seethe a kid in his mother's milk' (Exod. 23:19), nor ‘muzzle the mouth of the ox' (1 Cor. 9:9). Does God take care of beasts, and not of his more noble creature? And therefore we ought to judge charitably of the complaints of God's people which are wrung from them in such cases. Job had the esteem with God of a patient man, notwithstanding those passionate complaints. Faith overborne for the present will gain ground again; and grief for sin, although it come short of grief for misery in terms of violence, yet it goes beyond it in constancy; as a running stream fed with a spring holds out, when a sudden swelling brook fails. For the concluding of this point, and our encouragement to a thorough work of bruising, and patience under God's bruising of us, let all know that none are fitter for comfort than those that think themselves furthest off. Men, for the most part, are not lost enough in their own feeling for a Saviour. A holy despair in ourselves is the ground of true hope. In God the fatherless find mercy (Hos. 14:3); if men were more fatherless, they should feel more God's fatherly affection from heaven, for the God who dwells in the highest heavens dwells likewise in the lowest soul (Isa. 57:15). Christ's sheep are weak sheep, and lacking in something or other; he therefore applies himself to the necessities of every sheep. He seeks that which was lost, and brings again that which was driven out of the way, and binds up that which was broken, and strengthens the weak (Ezek. 34:16). His tenderest care is over the weakest. The lambs he carries in his bosom (Isa. 40:11). He says to Peter, ‘Feed my lambs' (John 21:15). He was most familiar and open to troubled souls. How careful he was that Peter and the rest of the apostles should not be too much dejected after his resurrection! ‘Go your way, tell his disciples and Peter' (Mark 16:7). Christ knew that guilt of their unkindness in leaving of him had dejected their spirits. How gently did he endure the unbelief of Thomas and stooped so far unto his weakness, as to suffer him to thrust his hand into his side. J C Ryle on assurance. From Holiness. 4. Some probable causes why an assured hope is so seldom attained This is a very serious question and ought to raise in all of us great searchings of heart. Few, certainly, of Christ's people seem to reach up to this blessed spirit of assurance. Many comparatively believe, but few are persuaded. Many comparatively have saving faith, but few that glorious confidence which shines forth in the language of St. Paul. That such is the case, I think we must all allow. Now, why is this so? Why is a thing, which two apostles have strongly enjoined us to seek after, a thing of which few believers have any experimental knowledge in these latter days? Why is an assured hope so rare? I desire to offer a few suggestions on this point, with all humility. I know that many have never attained assurance, at whose feet I would gladly sit both in earth and heaven. Perhaps the Lord sees something in the natural temperament of some of His children which makes assurance not good for them. Perhaps, in order to be kept in spiritual health, they need to be kept very low. God only knows. Still, after every allowance, I fear there are many believers without an assured hope, whose case may too often be explained by causes such as these. 1. One most common cause, I suspect, is a defective view of the doctrine of justification. I am inclined to think that justification and sanctification are insensibly confused together in the minds of many believers. They receive the gospel truth, that there must be something done in us as well as something done for us, if we are true members of Christ: and so far they are right. But then, without being aware of it, perhaps, they seem to imbibe the idea that their justification is, in some degree, affected by something within themselves. They do not clearly see that Christ's work, not their own work—either in whole or in part, either directly or indirectly—is the only ground of our acceptance with God: that justification is a thing entirely without us, for which nothing whatever is needful on our part but simple faith and that the weakest believer is as fully and completely justified as the strongest. Many appear to forget that we are saved and justified as sinners, and only sinners, and that we never can attain to anything higher, if we live to the age of Methuselah. Redeemed sinners, justified sinners and renewed sinners doubtless we must be—but sinners, sinners, sinners, we shall be always to the very last. They do not seem to comprehend that there is a wide difference between our justification and our sanctification. Our justification is a perfect finished work and admits of no degrees. Our sanctification is imperfect and incomplete and will be so to the last hour of our life. They appear to expect that a believer may at some period of his life be in a measure free from corruption, and attain to a kind of inward perfection. And not finding this angelic state of things in their own hearts, they at once conclude there must be something very wrong in their state. And so they go mourning all their days, oppressed with fears that they have no part or lot in Christ, and refusing to be comforted. Let us weigh this point well. If any believing soul desires assurance and has not got it, let him ask himself, first of all, if he is quite sure he is sound in the faith, if he knows how to distinguish things that differ and if his eyes are thoroughly clear in the matter of justification. He must know what it is simply to believe and to be justified by faith before he can expect to feel assured. In this matter, as well as in many others, the old Galatian heresy is the most fertile source of error, both in doctrine and in practice. People ought to seek clearer views of Christ and what Christ has done for them. Happy is the man who really understands "justification by faith without the deeds of the law." 2. Another common cause of the absence of assurance is slothfulness about growth in grace. I suspect many true believers hold dangerous and unscriptural views on this point; I do not, of course, mean intentionally, but they do hold them. Many appear to think that, once converted, they have little more to attend to, and that a state of salvation is a kind of easy chair in which they may just sit still, lie back and be happy. They seem to fancy that grace is given them that they may enjoy it; and they forget that it is given, like a talent, to be used, employed and improved. Such persons lose sight of the many direct injunctions to increase, to grow, to abound more and more, to add to our faith, and the like; and in this little–doing condition, this sitting–still state of mind, I never marvel that they miss assurance. I believe it ought to be our continual aim and desire to go forward, and our watchword on every returning birthday and at the beginning of every year should be "more and more" (1 Thess. 4:1): more knowledge, more faith, more obedience, more love. If we have brought forth thirty-fold, we should seek to bring forth sixty; and if we have brought forth sixty, we should strive to bring forth a hundred. The will of the Lord is our sanctification, and it ought to be our will too (Matt. 13:23; 1 Thess. 4:3). One thing, at all events, we may depend upon—there is an inseparable connection between diligence and assurance. "Give diligence," says Peter, "to make your calling and election sure" (2 Pet. 1:10). "We desire," says Paul, "that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end" (Heb. 6:11). "The soul of the diligent," says Solomon, "shall be made fat" (Prov. 13:4). There is much truth in the old maxim of the Puritans: "Faith of adherence comes by hearing, but faith of assurance comes not without doing." Is any reader of this message one of those who desire assurance, but have not got it? Mark my words. You will never get it without diligence, however much you may desire it. There are no gains without pains in spiritual things, any more than in temporal. "The soul of the sluggard desires and has nothing" (Prov. 13:4). 3. Another common cause of a want of assurance is an inconsistent walk in life. With grief and sorrow I feel constrained to say that I fear nothing more frequently prevents men attaining an assured hope than this. The stream of professing Christianity in this day is far wider than it formerly was, and I am afraid we must admit at the same time it is much less deep. Inconsistency of life is utterly destructive of peace of conscience. The two things are incompatible. They cannot and they will not go together. If you will have your besetting sins and cannot make up your minds to give them up, if you will shrink from cutting off the right hand and plucking out the right eye when occasion requires it, I will engage you will have no assurance. A vacillating walk, a backwardness to take a bold and decided line, a readiness to conform to the world, a hesitating witness for Christ, a lingering tone of religion, a clinching from a high standard of holiness and spiritual life, all these make up a sure receipt for bringing a blight upon the garden of your soul. It is vain to suppose you will feel assured and persuaded of your own pardon and acceptance with God, unless you count all God's commandments concerning all things to be right, and hate every sin, whether great or small (Ps. 119:128). One Achan allowed in the camp of your heart will weaken your hands and lay your consolations low in the dust. You must be daily sowing to the Spirit, if you are to reap the witness of the Spirit. You will not find and feel that all the Lord's ways are ways of pleasantness unless you labor in all your ways to please the Lord. I bless God that our salvation in no wise depends on our own works. By grace we are saved—not by works of righteousness—through faith, without the deeds of the law. But I never would have any believer for a moment forget that our sense of salvation depends much on the manner of our living. Inconsistency will dim our eyes and bring clouds between us and the sun. The sun is the same behind the clouds, but you will not be able to see its brightness or enjoy its warmth; and your soul will be gloomy and cold. It is in the path of well–doing that the dayspring of assurance will visit you and shine down upon your heart. "The secret of the Lord," says David, "is with them that fear Him, and He will show them His covenant" (Ps. 25:14). "To him that orders his conversation aright, will I show the salvation of God" (Ps. 50:23). "Great peace have they which love Your law, and nothing shall offend them" (Ps. 119:165). "If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another" (1 John 1:7). "Let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth; and hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him" (1 John 3:18, 19). "Hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments" (1 John 2:3). Paul was a man who exercised himself to have always a conscience void of offense toward God and toward man (Acts 24:16). He could say with boldness, "I have fought the good fight, I have kept the faith." I do not therefore wonder that the Lord enabled him to add with confidence, "Henceforth there is a crown laid up for me, and the Lord shall give it me at that day." If any believer in the Lord Jesus desires assurance and has not got it, let him think over this point also. Let him look at his own heart, look at his own conscience, look at his own life, look at his own ways, look at his own home. And perhaps when he has done that, he will be able to say, "There is a cause why I have no assured hope." I leave the three matters I have just mentioned to the private consideration of every reader of this message. I am sure they are worth examining. May we examine them honestly. And may the Lord give us understanding in all things. 1. And now in closing this important inquiry, let me speak first to those readers who have not yet given themselves to the Lord, who have not yet come out from the world, chosen the good part and followed Christ. I ask you then to learn from this subject the privileges and comforts of a true Christian. I would not have you judge of the Lord Jesus Christ by His people. The best of servants can give you but a faint idea of that glorious Master. Neither would I have you judge of the privileges of His kingdom by the measure of comfort to which many of His people attain. Alas, we are most of us poor creatures! We come short, very short, of the blessedness we might enjoy. But, depend upon it, there are glorious things in the city of our God, which they who have an assured hope taste, even in their lifetime. There are lengths and breadths of peace and consolation there, which it has not entered into your heart to conceive. There is bread enough and to spare in our Father's house, though many of us certainly eat but little of it, and continue weak. But the fault must not be laid to our Master's charge: it is all our own. And, after all, the weakest child of God has a mine of comforts within him, of which you know nothing. You see the conflicts and tossings of the surface of his heart, but you see not the pearls of great price which are hidden in the depths below. The feeblest member of Christ would not change conditions with you. The believer who possesses the least assurance is far better off than you are. He has a hope, however faint, but you have none at all. He has a portion that will never be taken from him, a Savior that will never forsake him, a treasure that fades not away, however little he may realize it all at present. But, as for you, if you die as you are, your expectations will all perish. Oh, that you were wise! Oh, that you understood these things! Oh, that you would consider your latter end! I feel deeply for you in these latter days of the world, if I ever did. I feel deeply for those whose treasure is all on earth and whose hopes are all on this side of the grave. Yes! When I see old kingdoms and dynasties shaking to the very foundation; when I see, as we all saw a few years ago, kings and princes and rich men and great men fleeing for their lives and scarce knowing where to hide their heads; when I see property dependent on public confidence melting like snow in spring, and public stocks and funds losing their value—when I see these things, I feel deeply for those who have no better portion than this world can give them and no place in that kingdom which cannot be removed. Take advice of a minister of Christ this very day. Seek durable riches, a treasure that cannot be taken from you, a city which has lasting foundations. Do as the apostle Paul did. Give yourself to the Lord Jesus Christ, and seek that incorruptible crown He is ready to bestow. Take His yoke upon you, and learn of Him. Come away from a world which will never really satisfy you and from sin which will bite like a serpent, if you cleave to it, at last. Come to the Lord Jesus as lowly sinners; and He will receive you, pardon you, give you His renewing Spirit, fill you with peace. This shall give you more real comfort than the world has ever done. There is a gulf in your heart which nothing but the peace of Christ can fill. Enter in and share our privileges. Come with us, and sit down by our side. 2. Lastly, let me turn to all believers who read these pages and speak to them a few words of brotherly counsel. The main thing that I urge upon you is this: if you have not got an assured hope of your own acceptance in Christ, resolve this day to seek it. Labor for it. Strive after it. Pray for it. Give the Lord no rest until you "know whom you have believed." I feel, indeed, that the small amount of assurance in this day, among those who are reckoned God's children, is a shame and a reproach. "It is a thing to be heavily bewailed," says old Traill, "that many Christians have lived twenty or forty years since Christ called them by His grace, yet doubting in their life." Let us call to mind the earnest "desire" Paul expresses, that "every one" of the Hebrews should seek after full assurance; and let us endeavor, by God's blessing, to roll this reproach away (Heb. 6:11). Believing reader, do you really mean to say that you have no desire to exchange hope for confidence, trust for persuasion, uncertainty for knowledge? Because weak faith will save you, will you therefore rest content with it? Because assurance is not essential to your entrance into heaven, will you therefore be satisfied without it upon earth? Alas, this is not a healthy state of soul to be in; this is not the mind of the apostolic day! Arise at once and go forward. Stick not at the foundations of religion: go on to perfection. Be not content with a day of small things. Never despise it in others, but never be content with it yourself. Believe me, believe me, assurance is worth the seeking. You forsake your own mercies when you rest content without it. The things I speak are for your peace. If it is good to be sure in earthly things, how much better is it to be sure in heavenly things! Your salvation is a fixed and certain thing. God knows it. Why should not you seek to know it too? There is nothing unscriptural in this. Paul never saw the book of life, and yet Paul says, "I know and am persuaded." Make it then your daily prayer that you may have an increase of faith. According to your faith will be your peace. Cultivate that blessed root more, and sooner or later, by God's blessing, you may hope to have the flower. You may not perhaps attain to full assurance all at once. It is good sometimes to be kept waiting: we do not value things which we get without trouble. But though it tarry, wait for it. Seek on, and expect to find. There is one thing, however, of which I would not have you ignorant: you must not be surprised if you have occasional doubts after you have got assurance. You must not forget you are on earth, and not yet in heaven. You are still in the body and have indwelling sin; the flesh will lust against the spirit to the very end. The leprosy will never be out of the walls of the old house until death takes it down. And there is a devil, too, and a strong devil—a devil who tempted the Lord Jesus, and gave Peter a fall, and he will take care you know it. Some doubts there always will be. He who never doubts has nothing to lose. He who never fears possesses nothing truly valuable. He who is never jealous knows little of deep love. But be not discouraged: you shall be more than conqueror through Him that loved you. Finally, do not forget that assurance is a thing which may be lost for a season, even by the brightest Christians, unless they take care. Assurance is a most delicate plant. It needs daily, hourly watching, watering, tending, cherishing. So watch and pray the more when you have got it. As Rutherford says, "Make much of assurance." Be always upon your guard. When Christian slept in the arbor, in Pilgrim's Progress, he lost his certificate. Keep that in mind. David lost assurance for many months by falling into transgression. Peter lost it when he denied his Lord. Each found it again undoubtedly, but not until after bitter tears. Spiritual darkness comes on horseback and goes away on foot. It is upon us before we know that it is coming. It leaves us slowly, gradually, and not until after many days. It is easy to run downhill. It is hard work to climb up. So remember my caution—when you have the joy of the Lord, watch and pray. Above all, grieve not the Spirit. Quench not the Spirit. Vex not the Spirit. Drive Him not to a distance by tampering with small bad habits and little sins. Little jarrings between husbands and wives make unhappy homes; and petty inconsistencies, known and allowed, will bring in a strangeness between you and the Spirit. Hear the conclusion of the whole matter—the man who walks with God in Christ most closely will generally be kept in the greatest peace. The believer who follows the Lord most fully and aims at the highest degree of holiness will ordinarily enjoy the most assured hope and have the clearest persuasion of his own salvation. Permalink

St. Bridget Catholic Church
The Conviction of Love

St. Bridget Catholic Church

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 17:56


The Conviction of Love

The Guided Collective Podcast with Helen Jacobs
Episode 158: Choice, Commitment & Conviction

The Guided Collective Podcast with Helen Jacobs

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 41:10


As I mentioned in the newsletter, there is a message for us to examine our communication and expression zone this week, which is influenced by our global choices. Make sure you've signed up for the newsletter if you haven't already. Our decisions must reflect what we know to be true about ourselves. We can't feel one thing and act on it. There is a happy medium. In You Already Know, chapter 19 (page 233) and episode 21 of my podcast, I go into greater detail regarding this. As a result, we must review this message this week. Episode 21 aired in July 2019; you might want to go back and listen to what was going on at the time. Notice any parallels and how your choice, commitment, and conviction may have started to be set and tested. Episode mentioned:Episode 21: Expressing Your True Self   If you love my forecasts and want to take them deeper; if you wish there was a way to work with your own guidance to help you predict and move through your own world; if you wish for a cost-effective way to engage with me and my work on a regular basis then you might be interested in a very special resource we're putting the final touches on! Jump onto our list to be the first to find out when it's available: https://bit.ly/396zjqO   You Already Know - grab a copy of the book here Sign up for the newsletter here.   Don't miss an episode:Subscribe to be notified of new episodes.

The Chris Top Program
Unspoken Part 2

The Chris Top Program

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 8:51


Two years shuffled by as quickly as the last day of summer break when I was a kid. The first and only time we ever kissed was back in '88, and I knew I was in love right then and there. The whole relationship was doomed from the beginning when Lynette left the next day for home in Illinois. We exchanged addresses before she headed out and promised to always keep in touch no matter what. And we did. We slid into the friend zone right away because a long-distance relationship is challenging for anyone. With us being so young, it would have only caused pain. At least that's what I told myself in order to cope with the heartache. I'd send her letters, corny poems, pictures, and postcards from my beach vacations. We got to know each other one postage stamp at a time through the years. She learned everything about my failed attempts at courtship, and I sat back and watched her grow into a beautiful woman with each photograph I received. I fought the urge to tell her how I truly felt countless times whenever I'd pick up a pen. Part of me didn't want to lose the stable friendship we'd molded, and the other half of my heart needed to express those three words. It was always a struggle for me and something I wish I'd spoken out into the universe at least once. Even rejection is better than never knowing. My heart constantly whispered her name with each beat, and the sound was deafening at times whenever I'd pull one of Lynette's letters from the mailbox. I had to figure out something. I needed to tell her my feelings. Lynette came to Clarksville a handful of times to see family. We'd hang out and catch up over long drives or innocent strolls before she headed back up north. We went to see a play at Austin Peay during one of her visits. I'd always wished that could have been a date, but my courage was nonexistent, and my sentiments became buried deep beneath mounting anxiety. It was nice to see her face and experience her expressions when I'd say something funny. Meeting her never failed to stir up the sense of passion, lost as soon as we discovered it years ago. We'd often talked about me visiting her in Gurnee for a change, so I decided to make the eight-hour drive to see Lynette. My journey would not end with a simple meeting between two acquaintances. No, this would be our final encounter as friends because I was ready to tell her everything. I'd look her in the eyes and explain that I've loved her since our very first date two years ago. She would know that I'd do whatever it took to make our relationship succeed by the time I left. It's obvious we have a deep connection, so this will work. It has to. After saving tips for a couple of weeks of serving at the Catfish House, it was time to take my trip. Memories of our first date, the letters, pictures, and our latest encounters flashed through my head like a silent move the entire drive. Conviction bled from my body the closer I got to my destination. I envisioned finally getting the opportunity to hold Lynette again, and nothing could stop us from creating a life together. Our happily ever after was within reach and all I had to do was speak from my soul. She'd hear my remarks, and then we would wonder why it took so long to realize that what we had was unique. It would be that special kind of love that only existed in fiction until now. I made great time and managed to arrive a little ahead of schedule. Lynette's whole family came out to greet me as soon as I pulled into the driveway, instantly making me feel at home. Following a firm handshake from her father and a warm hug from her mom, I made my way to the girl of my dreams. After a quick embrace, Lynette showed me to my room so I could unpack. Something felt a little off, and I couldn't quite put my finger on it. My courage crept back into some unlit chamber, and I took a deep breath before determining to pause and see how things would play out. Most of that first evening revolved around everyone sitting in the den and catching up. All I wanted to do was get Lynette alone for a few minutes so that I could push forward with my plan. Even though I could feel something was wrong, I had to tell her. I mean, it's why I came, so I owed it to myself to spill my guts. Eventually, the room thinned out, and I was alone with my hazel-eyed girl. There was no time to waste because I'd only planned on staying for a couple of days, and the sooner she knew, the sooner we could begin our love story. Lynette spoke before I could lay it all out. "I wanted you to know I have a boyfriend, now."The sentence felt like some giant hand with a razor claw reached through my ribcage and yanked out my heart. I was able to muster up a response. "Oh, um, that's fantastic news. How did you two meet?""We met at work; it just kind of happened suddenly."All I wanted to do was cry, but I held it back and said, "Good for you. I mean, as long as you're happy, that is all that matters. I hope me being here doesn't cause a problem." "Oh no. He knows we're just friends, and it'll never go beyond that." My insides collapsed, and my head rang with some excruciating noise I couldn't shake. I told Lynette I was exhausted after the drive and excused myself. I stretched out in a strange bed far from home that night, feeling more alone than I can ever recall. All I wanted was to drive back to Clarksville and forget this had ever happened. I stayed for two days and witnessed her face light up whenever he'd call. The agony felt unbearable when she talked about him and their plans together, but I hid it the best I knew how. The images of Lynette and me together faded away and were replaced by some guy she met working at Six Flags. I spent weeks replaying every moment of our relationship, desperately attempting to figure out what I could have done differently. Maybe I should have said something sooner in a letter or during one of Lynette's stops in town. Telling her, she's beautiful or expressing how my palms sweat just thinking about her could have changed everything. Even if I had crashed and burned by saying, "I love you," at least she would have heard it. If nothing else, she would know how I've always felt. The strength never surfaced, and now I'm hollow. My chest is empty, and my stomach aches because I've lost her. Time does tend to mend the body and the spirit. It may take a while, but the boldness to move forward is in all of us if we live long enough to mark enough blocks off of the calendar. Falling out of love would never be an option, but easier days and romantic distractions kept me from going crazy until she wasn't the first thing I thought about when I woke up in the morning. Life sure can throw those curveballs when we least expect it. About the time I began to feel like myself again, it happened. All it took was to open the mailbox one day, and there it was—another letter from Lynette.

RNZ: Dateline Pacific
Tonga's deputy pm loses seat after bribery conviction

RNZ: Dateline Pacific

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 5:31


Four MPs have now been dumped f rom the Tonga parliament over election petitions

Confessions, Convictions and Conversations with April S. Davenport
S5 E2: Conviction: The Greatest Love of All

Confessions, Convictions and Conversations with April S. Davenport

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 22:24


As we embark on this journey throughout FreshU, there are some prerequisites that we need to fill first. How can you begin to change yourself, challenge yourself and champion yourself, if you don't first love yourself? Loving yourself comes from believing in who you are and the value you bring to those around you regardless of the circumstances that may be present in your life. Your self-love and your self-worth are intricately tied to what you believe about God and how much He loves you. When we begin to measure ourselves against the truth of why we were created and God's unconditional love for us, we will realize we are more than worth it! That gives us more than enough reasons to uncover a FreshU and a Fresh me! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

EXPAND Podcast with Laura Poburan
Ep. 079 - Coaching With Conviction Workshop (PART 2)

EXPAND Podcast with Laura Poburan

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 47:19


Most coaches will never reach a level of true confidence in how they show up for, lead and communicate with their clients.Why?Because when progress sucks…clients get frustrated…and we feel like we should be doing more.We fall back into doing the only thing we know.We research hot new trends that might work better…try a different strategy…tweak their plan…and hold them MORE accountable.Thing is, all that stuff is good and all.But chances are the last thing you need is another fancy nutritional approach to try with a tricky client.Listen.I know it feels easier to think you're missing something in your program that would make everything “click” for them.Or that they just need to come back to their deeper “why” to feel all filled up with the motivation they need to consistently chase after what you see as possible for them.But that's all just smoke in mirrors.>>> What you actually need is:A new way to communicate with that client about the real reason they are consistently stuck spiraling, making excuses and fighting for their limitations…the skills to open a space where breakthrough becomes possible simply because a new level of trust…buy-in…and awareness joins you in the room…to feel capable of holding that space for your client to move through feeling triggered, emotional and reactive (without getting shaky, yourself) so that true change can take place.^^ THIS ^^ is what COACHING WITH CONVICTION™ is all about. Listen to Part 2 Now

SDPB News
Federal inmate denies confession, appeals meth conviction | May 12

SDPB News

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 6:53


Each day, SDPB brings you statewide news coverage. We then compile those stories into a daily podcast.

Med-Surg Moments - The AMSN Podcast
Ep. 78 - The RaDonda Vaught Conviction

Med-Surg Moments - The AMSN Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 31:04


Alissa and AMSN CEO Terri Hinkley discuss the RaDonda Vaught story, her criminal conviction, the impact on our nursing profession, and where we go from here.    GUEST CO-HOST AMSN & MSNCB CEO Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BScN, RN, CAE   Alissa Brown, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC is a clinical nurse educator from the University of Utah Health. She has been working in the health care industry for almost 12 years, and started her nursing career as a med-surg bedside nurse on an Ortho, Trauma, and Surgical Specialty Unit. It was through that experience in the med-surg unit where she discovered a passion for education, and pursued a master's degree. She is a lifelong learner, and loves to teach.  Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she's not all work, and definitely enjoys play! She loves to travel, and tries to plan as many vacations each year as she can with family and friends. Alissa loves to read, listen to podcasts, and geek out to documentaries and crime shows on the weekends. She's a total fair weather fan when it comes to Utes Football, but will cheer in all the right places, or get mad when her husband tells her to during a game. Alissa is looking forward to conversations together on this AMSN podcast!

Lehto's Law
Abduction Conviction for Blocking Car in Driveway

Lehto's Law

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 20:36


The defendant was upset about the driver being in his driveway earlier. www.patreon.com/stevelehto

#WorkBold Podcast
What Are the 3 Key Opportunities that Real Estate Investors Don't Want to Miss?

#WorkBold Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 19:25


Insights from Cromwell Property Group at MIPIM with Tom Duncan In this episode, Caleb Parker is joined by #WorkBold Podcast alum, Tom Duncan, Head of Research & Investment Strategy from Cromwell Property Group. Tom was a distinguished guest on Episode 7 of Season 6 of the podcast, titled “Why Office Investors Must Act with Conviction in the Current Market”, where we discussed his recent white paper diving into what he called “the age of Space-as-a-Service”. He returned for this MIPIM edition to give us an update on their strategy, including Cromwell's “wooden building” concept. They also talk about taking risks and pursuing innovation in real estate and how to balance that with the need to minimise risk when making huge investments, and Tom shares the 3 M's that drive Cromwell's thinking, and why Space-as-a-Service is such an important concept. Connect with Tom on LinkedIn Connect with Caleb on LinkedIn  If you have any questions or feedback on this episode, email podcast@workbold.co   Value Bombs: The future of the office is much more user-focused, and that requires a different type of space. - Tom Sustainability and environmental factors are going to be key to performance going forward. - Tom We are seeing three areas of opportunity - the 3 M's: Mega trends, Momentum, and Mispricing. - Tom Businesses looking at new spaces are asking, “What is your solution to flex?” - Caleb Timestamps:  [05:15] How are you finding MIPIM so far?  [05:35] What opportunities are you looking for at MIPIM? [06:30] What sort of feedback did you get back from your event at MIPIM?  [07:00] Can you elaborate on Pan-European products?  [08:10] Are you getting a lot of interest from investors?  [08:30] Why would someone want to be in a wood building versus something else? [09:50] Are you seeing investors acting with conviction? [10:50] How does Cromwell balance taking risks and making sure that they're not doing the wrong thing?  [12:10] What can you talk about in regards to your strategy when it comes to Space-as-a-Service?  [15:30] Lenders don't want to hand out finance to a company that is looking at changing some space to flexible working space because it's not wrapped in a long-term lease. What are your views on that?  Resources: Get TSK's weekly 'work made better' newsletter Shoutouts:  Benjamin Bach 22 Bishopsgate Sponsors: Headline Sponsor: TSK TSK creates inspiring workplaces for some of the world's biggest brands across the UK and Ireland, They've been working for 25 years to deliver the best employee experiences and the vision of their clients. Not only do they create great places to work, TSK share workplace content every week from the latest data to inspiring spaces they've designed and built. You can read their latest insights at www.tskgroup.co.uk or check out their LinkedIn and Instagram pages to become a follower, fan and friend. TSK publish weekly thought leadership, research and content featuring their team, clients and partners about workplace, commercial interiors, hybrid working and how others have prospered from investing in workplace. You can check their latest publications and video content in the show notes by signing up to their weekly ‘work made better' newsletter or visit tskgroup.co.uk. Fortune Favours the Bold Bold merges property management & Space-as-a-Service to help office customers grow faster and drive asset value. Bold is a real estate brand owned and operated by NewFlex (www.workbold.co)  Future Proof Your Portfolio with NewFlex NewFlex delivers and manages a range of branded solutions for every type of building, in every type of location, for every type of occupier. Including the flexibility to develop your own brand. All enabled by flexible management contracts where we are invested in making money for you. (www.newflex.com) Launch Your Own Podcast Kopus.com is the leading podcast production and strategic content company for brands, organisations, institutions, individuals, and entrepreneurs. Our team sets you up with the right strategy, equipment, training, and guidance and content to ensure you sound amazing while speaking to your niche audience and networking with your perfect clients. Get in touch jason@kopus.com (www.Kopus.com)

Jeffrey Epstein, The Prince and the Pervert
Judge Quashes Ghislaine Maxwell's motion against conviction

Jeffrey Epstein, The Prince and the Pervert

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 116:48


This is Judge Alison Nathan's full opinion and order about Ghislaine Maxwell's post-trial motions. The former partner of Jeffrey Epstein made four alternative arguments for vacating some or all of the five counts she was found guilty of in her New York criminal trial.The 45-page opinion and order pulls apart Maxwell's legal team arguments one-by-one and provides an insight into what was tabled as evidence in the trial, and what witnesses, didn't make it to court, and why.We'd love if you'd consider buying us a coffee please. The days are long covering this case from the other side of the world. From just $5 you get our eternal gratitude. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/goodbyeglam/thank-awesomenessKeep up to date with the latest twists and turns in this Epstein investigation with The Prince and the Pervert Podcast. https://jeffreyepsteinpodcast.com/Support our work on Patreon for exclusive content from AU$3 a month. We have some awesome new merchandise as a thank you. Full link: https://www.patreon.com/JeffreyEpsteinPrincePervert?fan_landing=trueFind Jen on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ohreallytruly and Lisa at https://twitter.com/lisapodcasts Join the Prince and the Pervert Podcast Facebook group.

The Living Word With Chuck Davis
James 4:17 - Conviction

The Living Word With Chuck Davis

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 4:35


James 4:17 - Conviction

EXPAND Podcast with Laura Poburan
Ep. 078 - Coaching With Conviction Workshop (PART 1)

EXPAND Podcast with Laura Poburan

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 40:59


Most coaches will never reach a level of true confidence in how they show up for, lead and communicate with their clients.Why?Because when progress sucks…clients get frustrated…and we feel like we should be doing more.We fall back into doing the only thing we know.We research hot new trends that might work better…try a different strategy…tweak their plan…and hold them MORE accountable.Thing is, all that stuff is good and all.But chances are the last thing you need is another fancy nutritional approach to try with a tricky client.Listen.I know it feels easier to think you're missing something in your program that would make everything “click” for them.Or that they just need to come back to their deeper “why” to feel all filled up with the motivation they need to consistently chase after what you see as possible for them.But that's all just smoke in mirrors.>>> What you actually need is:A new way to communicate with that client about the real reason they are consistently stuck spiraling, making excuses and fighting for their limitations…the skills to open a space where breakthrough becomes possible simply because a new level of trust…buy-in…and awareness joins you in the room…to feel capable of holding that space for your client to move through feeling triggered, emotional and reactive (without getting shaky, yourself) so that true change can take place.This has nothing to do with holding them more accountable.And you definitely don't have to spend more time doing extra work to try to get them to stick to their plan.This is actually about saving you time and energy by increasing the POTENCY in which you show up inside of every session…the TRUST your clients feel with you…and the unwavering level of BUY-IN you have never experienced before.It's about taking the pressure off of DOING more…and learning how to BE more.^^ THIS ^^ is what COACHING WITH CONVICTION™ is all about. Listen to Part 1 Now

Harbor Rock Tabernacle
Episode 614: Line Of Conviction

Harbor Rock Tabernacle

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 39:38


When the passion of his experiences and the effectiveness of his ministry in Ephesus had worn off, Timothy lost heart when opposition came and he wanted to leave the work. Writing from jail, Paul encouraged his young protegee to look at the genuine faith and commitment of his mother Eunice and grandmother Lois. Having overcome obstacles of conviction, nationality and divided marriages, these women redirected their spiritual influence to Timothy, focusing on his spiritual rebirth, renewal and refreshing. Their example reminds us that there is always fruit when we are faithful, even in challenging situations.  Video of this service is also available:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKbAeRlAKFw

The Todd Herman Show
The Era of Rage and their cousins The New Speech Diktats -Episode 115 - Hour 2 New World Speech

The Todd Herman Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 55:05


THE SHOW: The attack on freedom, the family, speech and the Christian faith is top-down and global. It is impossible to believe this is an organic happening. There can be no doubt that it comes from powerful, well-funded sources who want absolute control over mankind. Ours is a spiritual battle.  THE SCRIPTURE & SCRIPTURAL RESOURCES:  Genesis 32:22-32 22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. 24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob's hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” 27 The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered. 28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[a] because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.” 29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.” But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there. 30 So Jacob called the place Peniel,[b] saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.” 31 The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel,[c] and he was limping because of his hip. 32 Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the tendon attached to the socket of the hip, because the socket of Jacob's hip was touched near the tendon. Matthew 5:21-26 21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder,[a] and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.' 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,' is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell. 23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift. 25 “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. 26 Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny. THE NEWS & COMMENT: Justice Kavanaugh's neighbor is organizing the protest outside his home. Teacher Lacie Wooten-Holway declared "We're about to get doomsday, so I'm not going to be civil to that man at all.” https://msn.com/en-us/news/us/outside-kavanaugh-e2-80-99s-home-a-neighbor-rallies-for-abortion-rights/ar-AAX1pXc The insane Minister of Bad-Speak said WHAT? [AUDIO] - Nina Jankowicz - "Gender disinformation is a threat to national security." What is gender disinformation you ask? Report: FBI Reviewing Claims Ilhan Omar Married Her Brother; “Conviction for marriage fraud could result in a $250,000 fine, along with five years in prison.” That's weird . . . the Ministries of Truth are a global affair in so-called democracies [AUDIO] - The Online Safety Bill threatens free speech, a top lawyer has claimed. Civil liberties campaigner Alan Miller: "If we can't debate and discuss issues our freedom is eroded. Citizens must demand the right to speak freely." [AUDIO] - This short clip from @RandPaul is the most important minute & fifteen seconds you'll watch this year, maybe this century. If a majority understood this, we could begin to fix what's gone horribly wrong in this country. Bravo  . . . Did Senator Paul forget the CDC in his otherwise great statement about disinformation?  That's odd - 2,000 Mules dominated YouTube and Rumble, despite being attacked. But, the Mockingbirds are totally ignoring it. [AUDIO] - The average ballot trafficker made 38 TRIPS to drop boxes. And it's on tape! “Governor Kemp…covered it up for 7 months,” says #TrueTheVote founder Catherine Engelbrecht. #Georgia officials last week issued subpoenas to obtain the identities of individuals and NGOs who may have engaged in #BallotTrafficking. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Money Mindset with Gull Khan
Money Mindset with Gull Khan | Episode 296 | The Power of Conviction in Creating Wealth

Money Mindset with Gull Khan

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 17:35


Welcome back to Money Mindset with Gull Khan. In today's episode we're talking about the power of your conviction when you are creating wealth. Why this is so important? Let's find out! Connect with Gull: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGullKhan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moneymindsetwithgullkhan/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/moneymindsetwithgullkhan/ Pinterest: https://fi.pinterest.com/moneymindsetwithgullkhan/ Ready to rewrite your money story? Register to my Five Day Millionaire Mindset Makeover Workshop here: https://www.abundancemindsetmakeover.com/ Visit our website for more information: http://gullkhan.com/

Fr. Josh Waltz Podcast
Conviction Converts

Fr. Josh Waltz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 16:52


Conviction Converts by Fr. Josh Waltz

그레이스언약교회 팟캐스트 GCCK Podcast
찔림과 회개의 축복 THE BLESSING OF CONVICTION & REPENTANCE (Audio)

그레이스언약교회 팟캐스트 GCCK Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022


Wayside Bible Chapel
More Precious Than Gold | Psalm 119:1-8

Wayside Bible Chapel

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 29:50


Listen to Jory as he talks about the riches found in the word of the Lord. He delves into psalm 119 to sincerely take apart the text by going verse by verse. Going through each verse we learn the differences in Hebrew and take words apart to reveal the vastness of the meaning behind the text. How blessed are those who walk in the ways of the Lord? Join in as he takes you through the acrostic poem that is psalm 119 letter by letter.

Rivercrest Presbyterian Church's Podcast
Forever Reign | Meeting Us In Prayer | Daniel 9:1-19 | May 8, 2022

Rivercrest Presbyterian Church's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 35:19


In Daniel 9, we see the Priority, the Posture, and the Petition of prayer, as Daniel demonstrates what it looks like to come to the Lord and call upon His name.

Corridor Baptist Church
Sunday School 4/24/2022 Josh Sargent - Compromise or Conviction (2 Chronicles 18:1-8)

Corridor Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 47:42


Pink Collar: A True Crime Podcast
90. Crystal Mason's Voting Conviction for a Ballot that Never Even Counted

Pink Collar: A True Crime Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 44:21


In 2016, Crystal Mason cast a provisional ballot for the United States presidential election. She had completed a five-year sentence for tax fraud, but was on federal supervised release. Crystal was not aware that the state of Texas prohibited convicted felons from voting while on parole, probation, or while under supervision. A letter had been sent to her residence…after she had already been incarcerated. Crystal had never seen the letter. Crystal was later convicted for voter fraud and sentenced to five years imprisonment. There are multiple efforts to appeal or overturn the conviction, though none have been successful so far. https://www.justice.gov/archive/usao/txn/PressRel11/hobbs_mason%20hobbs_tax_ple_pr.html https://casetext.com/case/mason-v-state-5232066 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loss_of_rights_due_to_criminal_conviction https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/01/voter-fraud-myth-election-lie/620846/

Catholic Daily Reflections
Friday of the Third Week of Easter - The Conviction of Jesus

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 4:53


The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his Flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink his Blood, you do not have life within you.”  John 6:52–53Certainly this passage reveals much about the Most Holy Eucharist, but it also reveals the strength of Jesus to speak the truth with clarity and conviction.Jesus was facing opposition and criticism.  Some were upset and challenging His words.  Most of us, when we find ourselves under the scrutiny and wrath of others, will back down.  We will be tempted to be overly concerned about what others say about us and about the truth we may be criticized for.  But Jesus did exactly the opposite.  He did not give in to the criticism of others.It's inspiring to see that, when Jesus was faced with the harsh words of others, He responded with even greater clarity and confidence.  He took His statement about the Eucharist being His Body and Blood to the next level by saying, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink His Blood, you do not have life within you.”  This reveals a man of the utmost confidence, conviction and strength.Of course, Jesus is God, so we should expect this from Him.  But nonetheless, it is inspiring and reveals the strength we are all called to have in this world.  The world we live in is filled with opposition to the truth.  It's opposed to many moral truths, but it is also opposed to many of the deeper spiritual truths.  These deeper truths are things such as the beautiful truths of the Eucharist, the importance of daily prayer, humility, abandonment to God, putting God's will above all things, etc.  We should be aware of the fact that the closer we grow to our Lord, the more we surrender to Him, and the more we proclaim His truth, the more we will feel the pressure of the world trying to steal us away.So what do we do?  We learn from the strength and example of Jesus.  Whenever we find ourselves put in a challenging position, or whenever we feel as though our faith is being attacked, we must deepen our resolve to be all the more faithful.  This will make us stronger and turns those temptations we face into opportunities for grace!Reflect, today, upon the way that you react when your faith is challenged.  Do you back down, give into fear and allow the challenges from others to affect you?  Or do you strengthen your resolve when challenged and allow persecution to purify your faith?  Choose to imitate the strength and conviction of our Lord and you will become a greater visible instrument of His grace and mercy.My confident Lord, give me the strength of Your conviction.  Give me clarity in my mission and help me to serve You unwaveringly in all things. May I never cower when faced with the challenges of life but always deepen my resolve to serve You with all my heart.  Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2022 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

The True Crime Librarian
Miss American Serial Killer: Aileen Wuornos Ep 4

The True Crime Librarian

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 60:29


Lee's becoming even more confident in her killing spree, seeing and taking whatever she wants and adding even more names to her growing victim count, claiming 3 more men's lives before police put together the clues she has been leaving all over Central Florida. Join me as we close out this big-name serial killer case! Be sure to head over to Patreon where you can listen to this episode ad-free... www.patreon.com/thetruecrimelibrarian www.thetruecrimelibrarian.com www.scottbuckley.com.au/library Interested in the materials used in my deep dive, check out the links below and pick up your copies! Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in Her Own Words: Wuornos, Aileen, Kester, Lisa, Gottlieb, Daphne, Chesler, Phyllis: 9781593762902: Amazon.com: Books Monster: My True Story: Wuornos, Aileen, Berry-Dee, Christopher: 8601420942974: Amazon.com: Books Dead Ends: The Pursuit, Conviction and Execution of Female Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos, the Damsel of Death (St. Martin's True Crime Library): Reynolds, Michael: 9780312984182: Amazon.com: Books A big THANK YOU to Scott Buckley and his beautiful craft of TTCL's episodes, be sure to head over and see what he's been mixing up... Research By: Ashlee O'Rourke Music: Scott Buckley --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/truecrimelibrarian/support

The Dallas Morning News
5/2/22: What's next after Billy Chemirmir's capital murder conviction?...and more news

The Dallas Morning News

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 3:23


What's next after Billy Chemirmir's capital murder conviction?; Wrong-way collision kills 2 in North Dallas and driver at large; Woman jailed after June 2021 stabbing victim dies; Texas DPS troopers sent to the border are making big bucks in overtime; Chances for storms continue throughout workweek

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship
Conviction and Compassion

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 56:23


05.01.2022 - How Can You Say There is Only One True Religion - Justin Ryan Boyer - www.cornerstonelebanon.com

LifePoint Ozark Sermons
Righteousness, Part 1 - The Grace of Conviction

LifePoint Ozark Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022


God brings gracious conviction to confront sin and lead His people to confession for the glory of His Name in redemption.

Liquid Church
The Courage Of Conviction | Queen: The Story Of Esther Part 2

Liquid Church

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 35:17


What crisis are you facing today? Who is counting on you to be courageous? If your family is under attack, a loved one is in trouble, or your job is in jeopardy, God may be calling you to STAND UP and SPEAK UP for change. In this message from Liquid Church's series Queen: The Story of Esther, Pastor Tim Lucas inspires us to prepare for the moment when our faith is under fire. You must decide NOW what you will do THEN. Will you compromise your convictions or stand up with courage? Queen Esther of the Bible shows us a beautiful example of courage and faith. After learning of an evil plot to kill all the Jews in the kingdom, Esther decides to speak up, knowing the result is she may die. We see that Esther was made queen “for such a time as this.” With courage, she stands up to save thousands of lives. It's a stirring reminder that when you stand up for God, He will stand up for you!

Curse Free GaryVee
Conviction vs. Convincing; Humility, Accountability, & Intuition | Meeting with Coders (HQ) Dubai

Curse Free GaryVee

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 18:16


While in Dubai last month, I stopped by the Coders (HQ) Dubai, a community whose objective is to grow a network of coders through competition and collaboration. We discuss a variety of human traits; the psychology and framework behind them, and how they impact and shape the Web 3.0 space. Enjoy! Let me know what you thought. Check out my new NFT project: veefriends.com Join the VeeFriends Discord: https://discord.gg/veefriends Tweet Me! @garyvee Text Me! 212-931-5731 My Newsletter: garyvee.com/newsletter

Bethel Church WA
Deeper Dive

Bethel Church WA

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 36:45


Welcome Tim Muelhoff from winsome Conviction.Resources and a transcript for this episode can be found at bethel.ch/podcasts.Connect with us online at bethel.ch, by emailing podcasts@bethel.ch, or find us @bethelchurchwa on Instagram and Bethel Church WA on Facebook

LIFE
Carriers of a God-Conviction •  Ps Nadia Clark • LIFE Central

LIFE

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 24:23


Listen to a hope-filled message from Ps Nadia Clark (LIFE Melbourne Campus Pastor), on gaining a conviction from God of who we are and what authority we have. _ To find out more about LIFE, visit us at lifenz.org

DYNAMIKO
How to Live With More Conviction

DYNAMIKO

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 12:06


That time I saw a major problem in the world...

Prison Professors With Michael Santos
Post-Conviction Guidance for Defendants

Prison Professors With Michael Santos

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 15:16


Learn how to prepare after a sentencing hearing with the following article:   https://prisonprofessors.com/app-defendants-post-sentencing/

Redefine Wellness
141. Conviction, Condemnation, and Confidence

Redefine Wellness

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 24:11


In this podcast episode we are talking about the differences between conviction and condemnation. Do you know the difference? Take a listen and learn about the confidence that is yours! takebackyourterritory.com

The Anonymous Podcast
Fun in the Sun 42 - Spiritual Principles from Panama City Beach, FL - Service, Purpose, Conviction, and Tolerance

The Anonymous Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 28:20


Have a listen to convention participants sharing a few minutes on spiritual principles. If you think this would be a welcomed resource at a convention you attend please contact us here at The Anonymous Podcast and make an introduction with the convention committee. It's been a blast at Fun in the Sun 42! Namaste.

The Greek Current
A 'travesty of justice': The conviction of Osman Kavala and the US response

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 13:40


This week a Turkish court condemned Turkish philanthropist and civic leader Osman Kavala to life in prison, a verdict that's been described as a “travesty of justice.” The State Department also chimed in, expressing its deep concern. Its statement only mentioned Osman Kavala, however, failing to call out Turkey for upending the lives of the other defendants, including Professor Henri Barkey, a US citizen and former State Department employee. Merve Tahiroglu and Henri Barkey join our host Thanos Davelis to discuss this verdict, the US response, and its potential impact on Turkey's relations with the West.Merve Tahiroglu is the Turkey program coordinator at the Project on Middle East Democracy.Henri Barkey is the Cohen Professor of International Relations at Lehigh University and an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.Read Henri Barkey's op-ed in The Atlantic on this case: Erdoğan's War on TruthRead POMED's Joint Statement on the verdict: Turkey's Gezi Trial Verdict a Travesty of JusticeYou can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:US State Department on Turkey's conviction of Osman KavalaGreece to pay Gazprom end-May, help Bulgaria after Russia cuts gas supplyGreece files demarche over Turkish F-16 violations

Highland Baptist Church - Sermons
The Never-Ending Fight – Malcolm Marshall

Highland Baptist Church - Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 38:18


The Never-Ending Fight1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV Temptation: Anything that entices you to the point that you consider walking contrary to God's will. I Corinthians 10:13 – “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” (ESV) Three clear takeaways from this verse:o   Temptation is common to everyone.  o   Temptation's allure can only go so far.  o   Temptation has an escape route.  Eight Truths about Temptation1. Our enemy has been scouting us a lot longer than we've been scouting him.2. Temptation always returns to the scene of its previous success.   Guilt is rooted in shame & is used by the enemy to keep us from getting closer to God.  Conviction is rooted in love & is used by God to keep us from getting closer to sin.   3. Yielding to temptation will not cut you off from God's grace, but it will limit your usefulness to Him.4. Any temptation constantly indulged in, denied or hidden will eventually enslave you. 5. Satan has assigned certain people to feed your temptation.  Be discerning!6. Your temptations will always bond with the wrong people & make you uncomfortable in the presence of the right people.7. Temptation cannot be overcome by human reasoning or willpower.  The way to overcome temptation is by complete separation from it.8. Failure to identify & target your dominant temptations guarantees defeat.    Spiritual Ammunition for The Never-Ending Fight: 1) Our vulnerability to temptation strikes during two key times: 1) In our greatest successes & in our greatest trials.2) Ask yourself this diagnostic question: Why am I drawn to this?  3) Look inside out.  o   Who Christ is in you— Savior and Provider. o   Who you are in Christ—God's adopted child, eternally secure & indwelt by the Holy Spirit.o   What you have in Christ—The promise of access to almighty God.Sermon in a Sentence: “Never develop an appetite for the fruit of a tree you cannot climb.” (African Proverb)

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Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 61:32


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Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 42:15


Alex chats with Habiba Nosheen about her new show, Conviction: The Disappearance of Nuseiba Hasan.  Listen to all the episodes of the show here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2XquJlPU9ibLYZMH0ZzFwA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices