The Daily Still Podcast - Guided Christian Meditations and Devotions
Today is a special episode celebrating 1,000,000 downloads! We are so grateful to you our Daily Still community from all over the world who have tuned in and made this possible. We began the podcast, 180 episodes and almost 4 years ago, with the desire to help others recognize the voice of God in their own life. In this episode, host Cindy Helton will be answering some of your questions and sharing the story that began her stillness journey.
Join Ben & Billy the Fridge for episode 1165! Tonight we'll take a look at Donald Trump's claim that he will be arrested this coming Tuesday AND MORE! Support the show and get 20% off your order by visiting https://bit.ly/3SkPjHq and using your code PEASANTS at checkout! New PC Fundraiser: https://drunkenpeasants.betterworld.org/campaigns/help-drunken-peasants-get-new-co Support our audio feed to get EXTRA content: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-drunken-peasants-podcast/id1013248653https://open.spotify.com/show/6eulbMV0APnJ5yNR8Jc3IMhttps://bit.ly/SticherDrunkenPeasants Streamlabs Link: https://streamlabs.com/drunkenpeasants/tip *Google Calendar* https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=sund2qrenq20a2d5802cpp9i6k%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FLos_Angeles*iCal* https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/sund2qrenq20a2d5802cpp9i6k%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.icsIntegrate into your Calendar: http://bit.ly/DPTAPCalendar SUPPORT US: https://patreon.com/DPhttps://bit.ly/BraveAppDPhttps://bit.ly/BenBillyMerchhttps://streamlabs.com/drunkenpeasantshttps://youtube.com/DrunkenPeasants/joinhttps://subscribestar.com/DrunkenPeasantsPODSURVEY: https://podsurvey.com/peasants SOCIAL MEDIA:https://discord.gg/2fnWTbEhttps://fb.com/DrunkenPeasantshttps://twitch.tv/DrunkenPeasantshttps://twitter.com/DrunkenPeasantshttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-drunken-peasants-podcast/id1013248653https://open.spotify.com/show/6eulbMV0APnJ5yNR8Jc3IMhttps://bit.ly/SticherDrunkenPeasantshttps://bit.ly/DPUndergroundhttp://bit.ly/DPTAPCalendar BEN: https://bit.ly/BenpaiYT BILLY THE FRIDGE: https://youtube.com/Overweighthttps://twitter.com/BillyTheFridgehttps://instagram.com/BillyTheFridge PO BOX:The Drunken Peasants1100 Bellevue Way NESte 8A # 422Bellevue, WA 98004Be sure to put the name on the package you send as "The Drunken Peasants". If you would like to send something to a certain peasant, include a note inside the package with what goes to who. SPECIAL THANKS:https://twitter.com/GFIX_https://twitter.com/SYNJE_Grafxhttps://twitter.com/MarshalMansonhttps://berserkyd.bandcamp.comhttps://youtube.com/channel/UC9BV1g_9Iq67_yCyj5AX_4Q DISCLAIMER:The views and opinions expressed on our show by hosts, guests, or viewers, are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of Drunken Peasants.
...in which we take a wintry trip to Lowther country and the pristine village of Askham to celebrate the built heritage of Cumbria. In the company of historic buildings officer Alexandra Fairclough, we take a long view of the vernacular and its champions – from John Ruskin to Professor Ron Brunskill – before embarking on a whistlestop tour of a village that was neither formally designed, like Lowther, nor set upon a springline, like nearby Helton. As we wander, we consider the link between geology and buildings, we note the features of a typical Cumbrian farmhouse, we consider the concept of 'polite' architecture, and we ask whether Cumbrian's historic buildings are in safe hands. Alexandra can be found at https://linktr.ee/Alexatourguide
Faced with oppression, poverty, and life-threatening circumstances in the country of Burma years ago, our guest, Nita Tin, Buddist and lost with Jesus, fled her country. Hear this victorious message of hope that only God could provide and how she found Jesus at a critical time. Hear what God is now doing with her incredible life story. ***** Kimberly Hobbs Welcome to empowering lives with purpose. And I'm your host, Kimberly Hobbs. I'm the founder of Women, world leaders. Today ladies, we have such an incredible story. And I am so excited to introduce our guest. And pray that through this time together, you are going to hear an amazing victory story full of hope. And it's going to be brought to us by Mrs. Nita.Tin. Hi, Nita. Nita Tin Hi, Kimberly, it's so lovely to be here with you. Kimberly Hobbs And we are so blessed to have you and, and ladies that have joined in return, ladies and women that are just maybe tuning in for the first time. We are here as a ministry to encourage you, and empower you to run after Jesus to see what your beautiful purpose and serving him might be. And through learning about some of these stories, and all of the different things that so many of our sisters go through around the world, that this can encourage and inspire you to walk after God to seek Him with all that in you and find that beautiful purpose that He has just for you because we believe wholeheartedly, that God has a purpose and a plan for your life, ladies. So God says in Ephesians 210, that we are God's masterpiece, we are created anew in Christ Jesus to do the very good things that he planned for us long ago. And as I'm going to share about a Anita or Anita I want to share in a little bit of length about who she is. Because this is all going to add to her story when you guys listen to how amazing God showed up in her life. And she has an incredible story. And actually, there's been a she's been writing a book and there's also a screenplay that's been written and she's going to talk more about that later. But it's it's just phenomenal what God has done with her life. So Anita is the co founder and Chief Chief Operations Officer for her husband's eye surgery practice in need to 10 Helton held the role of practice administrator for 40 plus years. She's a graduate of the University of Rangoon, Burma, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree Gulati with honors in the English language and literature. She's a former Buddhist. She is originally from Burma, currently known as my Inmar and trusted the Lord Jesus as her Savior after she arrived in Chattanooga nearly 50 years ago. She's a Christian motivational speaker, nationally and internationally. She's a leader and a Bible study teacher, and she has helped plant 1100 churches in Nepal. She's been on Moody Bible radio with Kay Arthur, and focus on the family. She has written, directed and acted as lead role in a dramatic, motivational, inspirational musical Easter drama that she's written. Anita wrote inductive Bible study guides, and her memoir heartbeat of a survivor love that could not let me go. And a film script, as I was telling you about has been written, and it was called it is called love beyond borders. Anita has a story of God's unending love to share and it describes herself as an empty broken vessel saved to tell the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. Sonita Here we go. Let's talk today about your story of victory and being set free from the bondage in Burma where you began your life. Let's start there. Nita Tin I'm passionate about sharing my journey because I was sick free from bondage, fear and tyranny to a life overflowing with freedom, joy and love to the valleys and hard trials in my life. I discovered that no, no matter what the circumstance of bondage, the pain, the heart ache, the loss or the sorrow. Change can be broken, and life can be abundant and meaningful. I grew up as a rich Burmese girl brought up in the Buddhist religion, in search of satisfying the longing in my heart and from a young child. I wanted to know God. Jeremiah 2913, says, You will seek me and find me when you search for me with your whole heart. And God, my loving pursuing father, in his infinite kindness, was drawing me to himself, I have loved you with an everlasting love. Therefore, with loving kindness, have I drawn you this verse in Jeremiah 31 Three, in a nutshell, is what God has orchestrated in my life. Two weeks after my 16th birthday, he God has a sense of humor, doesn't he? I was seen and he brought a gentle physician and surgeon into my life, who by His very love for His Heavenly Father, and the life that he lived, was instrumental in bringing me to the feet of Jesus, my Savior. our married life was interwoven with sorrow and hardship, that threatened to break our spirits and steal our joy. But finally, through atrocious circumstances that made it impossible for us to remain in Burma, a brutal massacre, my father's imprisonment and torture, loss of freedom, the absolute control our ruthless military dictator who took over Burma, and the struggle and poverty which we fought through in the jungle where we had been sent to. This forced us to live, family, home, friends and country. After waiting too long years get back by the oppressive government. We willingly signed papers, stating that we were traitors to our country, we left all our possessions, treasured photographs, jewelry, including my wedding and engagement rings, and everything we owned, and boarded a British Airways jet plane bound for America, never looking back. And on November 3 1973, we flew into New York's Kennedy Airport, our life was marked with poverty, and sorrow, liberty and joy. And in all of this, God poured out His riches and his blessings, and gave us himself as God said to Abraham, via not, I am thy shield and I exceeding great reward. This is a faith journey of an ending marital romance, of God's story that is so rooted in a never ending spiritual hunger, and an ever growing experience of God's love. As God became my hiding place and fought my battles for me. Heartbeat of a survival will open the heart rending stories of battles, I could not fight where the Lord becomes my strength, my shield, my buckler, my strong tower, when there were times when all I could hear as he holds me up are his gentle, gently whispered sigma things, and my tearful, Broken Heart answers, dive face, oh, Lord, will I seek? Kimberly Hobbs Oh, my goodness, Nita, my heart, my heart, because as you described, being back in Burma, and the the pain and the tragedy that you went through, even knowing your father was tortured, in prison, and all of the horrific things that you faced while you were there had to bring hardship to your heart. But God provided this amazing physician, this man that you grew to love, that also shared your faith. Like he, he shared faith with you, as a Buddhist, you started to learn things. So let's, let's talk right now like ladies, as you're listening to this, we can't even imagine, you know, being in another country and in going through poverty and no food and being tortured and all of the things that she that Anita had to endure. Maybe some of you have been through something like that in your life. You've faced poverty you've faced being without and you were hurting. But God says when your troubles seem to You big. He's there, ladies, he's there. What is impossible for people is possible with God. And, Anita, as you came to the United States, your love and your joy grew as your husband's faith became your own. So can you talk about those years of growing with your husband and learning more and more about his faith? Nita Tin Well, we fell in love when I was 16. And in my first year in college, he was 19 years old and a third year medical student. And it was his gentleness and love for Jesus that drew me to him. If anyone had all the fruit of the Spirit my husband did through my teenage years, and our young adult married life. It was his gentle, unwavering, steadfast faith that brought me through the trauma of the mass student massacre, when the brutal government in Burma shot down the unarmed university students. And it was his unwavering love for God that held me as we struggled to live in the jungle, through floods, disease, poverty, and sickness. And when we finally left home, family, friends and country, through prosperity and loss, my love and joy grew, as my husband's faith became my own, as Kimberly said, and when it was time, God's time, through my husband's constant prayers. And through first John 513, to 15, God opened my eyes to His wonderful gift of mercy. And I accepted Jesus as my Savior, but says, and this is the record that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son, He that has the Son has life, he then has not the Son of God has not learned these things have I written unto you, that you may know, and that you may believe in the Son of God. And so, you know, his his fate, through prosperity and loss, as I was saying, My love and faith grew, as my husband's faith became my own. And when it was time, God's time, that was what he did. A peace that passes, all understanding became mine. Kimberly Hobbs Nita, I love that. And I heard the joy in your voice, as you shared about finding Jesus and, ladies, we, we just know if you know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, you know, the joy and the freedom that comes into your life when you experience that, that acceptance of him for your sin that he paid the price he came in, and he freed you from all your bondage from all of your trials and tribulations. And that's what he did for Anita. And we thank the Lord, for Your husband's faith, Anita, and that he was able to lead you to Jesus, what a beautiful love story and a completion of that marriage. And, you know, ladies, we all we all have a God's story, because God's doing something in your life, your life is an amount for something, you have to believe that and God's story. You say, Anita, you say God's story is not it. It's his story in your life. And you want to share that story. So I just want to read a Scripture before Anita testifies of something else. But God says, All Glory to God who is able to keep you from falling away and we'll bring you great joy into his glorious presence. And we all heard that joy and Anita his voice as she found the presence of God in her life, and All Glory to Him Who alone is God our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power and authority are his before all time and in the present, and beyond all time, amen. It's Jude 124 to 25. So now need to share about through all your trials and pain. You can testify of God's victorious love and what he has done for UNITA a love that could not let you go please talk and share about that right now. Nita Tin I had to come to the end of myself. When it seemed as though I had reached the bottom of the pit. My Heavenly Father's love was deeper than my deepest pit and covered me in my pain and distress. As we're hanging on the side of a mountain, I could not time my gentle Shepherd lifted me up in his arms of love. When I could not bear the pain of cancer, my losses, my sorrow and my headache. My faithful God who sees me, and here's me, carried me. My victory came when I gave God, everything in my life was in total surrender, in coming to the realization that I could not do it. And then I had to let go, and let God take over that I was able to overcome. It was simply putting my trust in the sovereignty and power of God, to know that it was not my strength, but his that it was not my power, but his. I had to learn that he is the potter and I'm just the clay. But this blows my mind in all of that, he is the refiner. But he was also in the fire with me. Shouts of my victory cry up laced in the pages of these rich memoirs, as I hold on to the promises in Psalm 27. One the day of trouble, he will conceal me in His tabernacle, he will hide me in the secret place of his tent, he will lift me up on a rock, now in my head, be lifted up above my enemy's round about me, and I will offer sacrifices in his tent with shouts of joy, I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord. I suffered extreme poverty, but he became my sufficiency. I suffered emptiness, but he became my friend, my companion, I suffered depression. But he became my joy, my hope, my light, it took away my empty, restless heart, and gave me a new heart. He took my empty religion and gave me new life. He took me from my family, and brought me into his family. He told me my empty religion and gave me new life. He took away my material possessions and gave me himself. In my weakness. He became my strength. Kimberly Hobbs Wow, wow. So beautifully said, Anita. And I love what you said about you were in the fire. But he was right there with you. Yes, right there with you. And through seeking Him and searching in his word, he became alive to you in so many ways. And just like you said, he became your defender, he became your protector, your provider, everything that you could think of he was there and ladies, you may be in the fire right now. And Anita and I both want to encourage you that God is there. He's there, right there. Just reach out and talk to him. Ladies, there's answers all through his word. That's why he provides the Bible for us. Because what we need is just nestled in all of the pages of His Holy Word. And we encourage you to go there and just look and read and read and know that God has a plan for you reading His word. Anita, if you can right now, I would love you had such tremendous courage what you and your husband did to leave that country that was so persecuted and you were as well, you lost your family, you left them, you left everything you owned, to come here with nothing that took courage, courage. So right now, the woman that's listening, she needs that courage belt, she needs to be encouraged in the Lord. So can you speak to your sister right now the sister listener who can have victory and true hope in her life? Please just give her a word from your heart that will speak deeply and be planted that she can take away with today. Nita Tin Throughout my story, there is one strong thread. It is the unending covenantal all consuming love of God. precious hearts. God's love is for you. As Jehovah Sharma He longs to hold you in his to his breasts as a mother would her child He longs to pour out his mercy, his grace, his peace upon you The Lord gave me victory in the darkest, deepest steps. And you Beloved child of God, you can have the same victory. The God who hides me in the depths of his seventh tabernacle, and fights, my battles for me, is the same God, who will hide you in the secret place of his tent, and fight your battles for you. God is writing his story. And we, we get to become a part of it, nothing is wasted. We have the wonderful opportunity of joining him where he is already working. Yes, you may sometimes feel that you are being pummeled. And at times, you may feel that you just can't go on. Don't give up becoming a trophy of His grace, His masterpiece, that is lighting up the dark, and drawing those who sit in darkness while waiting to hear his story of salvation through Amazing Grace. Are you disappointed with your life? Are you discouraged because things are not turning out the way you have planned? Do you feel trapped in your past? Are you going through more than you can bear Take heart, God can see around the corner where we cannot, we may not see the understand side of the tapestry. He is weaving in your life and mine. But he knows and sees the other side, which will finally have the beautiful patterns he has planned for you and me. God does Kay. He hears us when we call and speaks to us if we will listen. As CS Lewis wrote, he whispers to us in our pleasures, but shouts in our being, we will always walk with us in our trials and suffering. be comforted that he knows and fields have been because he has already gone before us. He loves us so much he died for us. So run into his outstretched and stretched arms. He is waiting for you. Kimberly Hobbs That is amazing. encouragement, thank you so much. He is waiting for you ladies run into his arms run. There's no time like today, to run into the arms of Jesus and surrender your heart to Him. He's waiting for you ladies. He's waiting. He wants all of you, all of you. So I just pray and need to praise that you can surrender your heart to Him today and let him take you through the fires that you're going through right now. He is a loving God, He cares about you. And he's going to bring you through them for a purpose, which you are going to walk out in your life. You may not see it now. But know that God is there. And he is he has a plan for you just like that opening scripture. You are his masterpiece He created you knew in Christ Jesus, right. So he has things planned for you from very long ago, before you were even born. He had a plan for you run after him. And Anita, you are just so delightful. I love talking to you. You just bless my heart. I respect you for all that you know in love in our Lord Jesus Christ and teach to so many. I want to just ask you right now, you wrote a book, and there was a screenplay written about your life. Can you talk about that for just a minute? Nita Tin Yeah, actually, I don't know if you can see it. But this is the cover of the book. And it says, heartbeat of a survival. And it's from Golden pagodas to land of liberty in search of something more. And, you know, this is a book that God impressed upon my heart to write, but somehow he brings into our life, a film director who's just listened to our story within two days, she said, I'm going to write your film script. And she called it was a love story and she called it love beyond borders. So we're waiting to see what God's gonna do. And I'm just you know, excited about what he will do in his own time and in his own way. Kimberly Hobbs Oh, that's so beautiful Anita and ladies, will you please pray over love beyond borders and play it pray over neat as book which is going to be come published and and how do the ladies find you? Nita, if they want to reach out and email you or talk to you, do you want to share any way that they can reach out to you? Nita Tin Yes, my, you can reach out to me to email. And it is my name, Anita Qin X L, like for extra large, or you could think of it as excellent. So it's needed in email@example.com. And you can also find me on Facebook. It's needed in and you know, you can send me messages through that, I will talk to you, or I will, you know, I will email you and let you know what the progress is, if you want to, Kimberly Hobbs That's so beautiful. And so I encourage you ladies reach out to Anita, talk to her and ask her some questions about her life and, and get ready for this amazing book and movie and she can let you know when that is going to come out. And ladies, as we close up, there's a couple things that I just want to share with you, especially scripture. That is we were talking about being victorious in Jesus. God's Word says that God's way is perfect. All of the Lord's promises prove true. He is a shield for all who looked to him for protection, Psalm 1830. And as need to look to God for protection, and had that amazing covering over her life. That can be the same for you. His promises are true ladies. That's why please go to his word, search out his word, know that His promises are true. And you can be victorious and Jesus, God says, I hold you by your right hand, I the LORD your God. And I say to you, don't be afraid. I am here to help you. That Scripture gives me goosebumps because God is here to help each and every one of us. He's here to help us. He says that in His Word. And remember, he cannot go contrary to what he says. So those last words of that sentence, he says, I am here to help you. That's Isaiah 4113. Take that scripture carry it with you memorize it, hold on to it, when the doubts are coming in when the depressions coming in when the want to give up is setting in in your life. Don't you allow that, as Anita was talking about victory victory and Jesus, women were leaders put out a book called victories. And it's claiming freedom in Christ. And that's available on our website. There's so much help in this ladies. There are teachings in here there are stories from women around the world. But one of the things is that you can glean from these teachings having victory overcoming addictions, overcoming different challenges in your life. It's all in here. It's an amazing book. And since Nieto was talking about victories today, I thought I would share about that book with you. It's an Amazon number one best seller. It is a seven time best seller. You can get it on Amazon as well. But we would love it if you got it through women world leaders.com. And ladies, I just want to say thank you to you, Anita for sharing your heart today. You are delightful and a blessing. Nita Tin Thank you for having me. It was so much joy. So much love. Kimberly Hobbs Amen. Amen. And I am just so glad that you reached out to tell the ladies they can communicate with you and I pray that they will do that. I pray that they will do that. So as we close ladies, we again we are a team together right all working toward having a closer walk with Jesus. And so we just invite you to be part and from his heart to yours. We are women world leaders all content is copyrighted by women, more leaders and cannot be used without expressed written consent. God bless all of you and have a beautiful day.
Join Ben, Billy, Hannibal & Monty for Episode 1153! Tonight, we'll take a look at Von Helton's $3k donation to Brittany Venti, Dalton Clodfelter's interview with his local news, AND MORE! Support the show and get 20% off your order by visiting https://bit.ly/3SkPjHq and using your code PEASANTS at checkout! New PC Fundraiser: https://drunkenpeasants.betterworld.org/campaigns/help-drunken-peasants-get-new-co Support our audio feed to get EXTRA content: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-drunken-peasants-podcast/id1013248653https://open.spotify.com/show/6eulbMV0APnJ5yNR8Jc3IMhttps://bit.ly/SticherDrunkenPeasants Streamlabs Link: https://streamlabs.com/drunkenpeasants/tip *Google Calendar* https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=sund2qrenq20a2d5802cpp9i6k%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FLos_Angeles*iCal* https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/sund2qrenq20a2d5802cpp9i6k%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.icsIntegrate into your Calendar: http://bit.ly/DPTAPCalendar SUPPORT US: https://patreon.com/DPhttps://bit.ly/BraveAppDPhttps://bit.ly/BenBillyMerchhttps://streamlabs.com/drunkenpeasantshttps://youtube.com/DrunkenPeasants/joinhttps://subscribestar.com/DrunkenPeasantsPODSURVEY: https://podsurvey.com/peasants SOCIAL MEDIA:https://discord.gg/2fnWTbEhttps://fb.com/DrunkenPeasantshttps://twitch.tv/DrunkenPeasantshttps://twitter.com/DrunkenPeasantshttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-drunken-peasants-podcast/id1013248653https://open.spotify.com/show/6eulbMV0APnJ5yNR8Jc3IMhttps://bit.ly/SticherDrunkenPeasantshttps://bit.ly/DPUndergroundhttp://bit.ly/DPTAPCalendar BEN: https://bit.ly/BenpaiYT BILLY THE FRIDGE: https://youtube.com/Overweighthttps://twitter.com/BillyTheFridgehttps://instagram.com/BillyTheFridge PO BOX:The Drunken Peasants1100 Bellevue Way NESte 8A # 422Bellevue, WA 98004Be sure to put the name on the package you send as "The Drunken Peasants". If you would like to send something to a certain peasant, include a note inside the package with what goes to who. SPECIAL THANKS:https://twitter.com/GFIX_https://twitter.com/SYNJE_Grafxhttps://twitter.com/MarshalMansonhttps://berserkyd.bandcamp.comhttps://youtube.com/channel/UC9BV1g_9Iq67_yCyj5AX_4Q DISCLAIMER:The views and opinions expressed on our show by hosts, guests, or viewers, are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of Drunken Peasants.
Mountain Movers Church: Brad and Misti Helton - Audio
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Mountain Movers Church: Brad and Misti Helton - Audio
Do you see what we see? Join pastors Brad and Misti as they share what God has downloaded in their hearts for God's House and for His Church for 2023. What is God doing? What is He about to do? What does this mean for you?
It's been 48 hours since the disappointing news about Todd Helton and the debate continues to rage, especially after one ballot was lost in the mail. How voracious was one teammate about Helton's exclusion? What's the biggest misconception about the Coors Field vs. PED debate? And what player was even closer than Helton, but didn't get elected by the BBWAA? Suzie and Patrick also discuss the cause of Trevor Story's injury, the ramifications of Ronald Acuña Jr.'s absence on Team Venezuela for one Rockies player and goodbye to one of the biggest fan favorites from 2022. Helton narrowly misses earning induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame by Patrick Lyons BUY TICKETS HERE: https://gametime.hnyj8s.net/c/3442941/1443269/10874 TAILGATE WITH US: https://bit.ly/3fwCPha ALL THINGS DNVR: https://linktr.ee/dnvrsports SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/DNVR_Sports Find the nearest Avalanche Amber Ale near you at https://www.breckbrew.com/brew-finder/ Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. Just visit https://athleticgreens.com/rockies and enter promo code “Rockies” Check out pinsandaces.com and use code DNVR to receive 15% off your first order and get free shipping. Visit https://dkng.co/DNVR to sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook using the code “DNVR” If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI//MD/NJ/TN/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MI/NJ/ NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Void in ONT. $150 in Free bets: Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pregame moneyline bet. $150 issued as six (6) $25 free bets. Bet must win. Free Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Free bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Free Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Ends 1/31/23. See eligibility & terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/basketballterms. When you shop through links in the description, we may earn affiliate commissions. Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might be infringing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
David Shaw, Coaching Relationships, More On Helton And His Chances Of Getting In Next Year
A large crowd gathered at The DNVR Bar to hear the announcement of the latest inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame, but Todd Helton's name was not mentioned. Scott Rolen did receive the required 75% of votes. By how many did he get in? And how many more did Helton need to reach Cooperstown? Is 2024 a lock for Helton to join Larry Walker? With a cavalcade of guests joining us down in the special bar studio - Kevin Henry, Kurt Wells, Matthew Repplinger and Kenneth Weber - the Rockies' community give their reaction to Tuesday's news and reflect upon what the voters have missed once again. BUY TICKETS HERE: https://gametime.hnyj8s.net/c/3442941/1443269/10874 TAILGATE WITH US: https://bit.ly/3fwCPha ALL THINGS DNVR: https://linktr.ee/dnvrsports SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/DNVR_Sports Find the nearest Avalanche Amber Ale near you at https://www.breckbrew.com/brew-finder/ Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. Just visit https://athleticgreens.com/rockies and enter promo code “Rockies” Check out pinsandaces.com and use code DNVR to receive 15% off your first order and get free shipping. Visit https://dkng.co/DNVR to sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook using the code “DNVR” If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI//MD/NJ/TN/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MI/NJ/ NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Void in ONT. $150 in Free bets: Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pregame moneyline bet. $150 issued as six (6) $25 free bets. Bet must win. Free Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Free bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Free Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Ends 1/31/23. See eligibility & terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/basketballterms. When you shop through links in the description, we may earn affiliate commissions. Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might be infringing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ryan Pacatte joins Jack Vita to discuss and break down the 2023 Baseball Hall of Fame voting. Former St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Scott Rolen was voted into the Hall of Fame Tuesday by the BBWAA. No other players were voted in to be inducted, although Colorado Rockies great Todd Helton (72.2%) and closer Billy Wagner (68.1%) came close, and are on track to enter the Hall soon. 2000 National League MVP Jeff Kent was denied entry for the tenth time, and now falls off the writer's ballot. He will have a chance to enter the Hall of Fame through one of the veterans committees. Ryan and Jack discuss the Hall of Fame cases for players that did not receive induction in 2023, including Helton, Wagner, Kent, Andruw Jones, Gary Sheffield, Carlos Beltran, Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, Andy Pettitte and Bobby Abreu. Later on, Ryan and Jack discuss the latest news stories from the MLB offseason, including Major League Baseball's investigation into Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Mike Clevinger and a big trade between the Minnesota Twins and Miami Marlins, where the Marlins sent Pablo Lopez and prospects to Minnesota in exchange for 2022 AL batting champion Luis Arraez. Ryan and Jack break it all down!
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Miracles often happen in the middle of a mess. Don't allow the mess to make you mad at God. Let God use it to MAKE you who wants you to be instead. Have faith to believe He can do anything, trust Him in everything.
The MLB team is back to discuss the upcoming Hall of Fame vote. See who they feel is in, who's out, and who's falling off the ballot for good. Check it out! i80 Sports is a podcast network and YouTube channel with an entertaining cast of characters covering breaking news, current events, fantasy, and Sports Book picks. Like our namesake highway, i80 Sports is coast to coast American sports! Join us, grab a drink, and come talk sports. You can find all our audio and video platforms via our website- www.i80sports.comSupport the show
The Quest for Cooperstown goes on for Todd Helton who continues to trend above the 75% mark required to entering the Baseball Hall of Fame. How dominant was he in the year 2000? And exactly how many awards were bestowed upon him? Plus, we look at some renderings of the Coors Field copycat coming in Cleveland. When is their Party Deck coming? How is different than Coors? And what have Guardians fans said about this so far? Rockies add Connor Seabold from Red Sox during busy week of roster, personnel turnover by Patrick Lyons BUY TICKETS HERE: https://gametime.hnyj8s.net/c/3442941/1443269/10874 TAILGATE WITH US: https://bit.ly/3fwCPha ALL THINGS DNVR: https://linktr.ee/dnvrsports SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/DNVR_Sports Find the nearest Avalanche Amber Ale near you at https://www.breckbrew.com/brew-finder/ Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. Just visit https://athleticgreens.com/rockies and enter promo code “Rockies” Check out pinsandaces.com and use code DNVR to receive 15% off your first order and get free shipping. Visit https://dkng.co/DNVR to sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook using the code “DNVR” If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI//MD/NJ/TN/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MI/NJ/ NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Void in ONT. $150 in Free bets: Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pregame moneyline bet. $150 issued as six (6) $25 free bets. Bet must win. Free Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Free bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Free Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Ends 1/31/23. See eligibility & terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/basketballterms. When you shop through links in the description, we may earn affiliate commissions. Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might be infringing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Are you going through a storm right now? You don't have to be afraid. God is with you. HE IS FAITHFUL. You CAN trust Him through the storm.
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With all the misfortune and chaos in the world, many people have lost their faith to believe. Where is God? We answer that question in today's message "He Hears You // God of Miracles"
Outside the Box with Jeff Conine
Jeff Conine discusses the Coors effect and how much it should impact Helton's Hall of Fame candidacy, provides a player's perspective on the Carlos Correa saga as well as big contracts and pre-arbitration deals!
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Deep down we all want meaning, purpose, and direction in this new year, but maybe you don't know how or where to begin. Discover the alignment needed for your New Year, in today's message, “Find your Focus”.
Locked On Rockies - Daily Podcast On The Colorado Rockies
Todd Helton is currently looking good this Hall of Fame voting season, as the question could shift from if, to when. One ballot released recently, was from a prominent baseball figure and his reasoning for leaving Helton off the ballot is "someone who played at Coors should have better numbers". Well which is it, Rockies players are never good enough and aided by the ballpark, or is Coors something Rockies players need to lean into and emphasize? It feels lazy and neglecting ROckies players success cause of their home field and not others... makes no sense. Follow the show on Twitter @LORockies and the host Paul Holden @PaulHolden33. Subscribe to Locked On Rockies on YouTube and be part of the show! #rockies #coloradorockies #mlb Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! NHTSA Drive sober or get pulled over. Click HERE to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
After receiving 52% of the vote last year, Todd Helton is currently above the 75% threshold for making the Baseball Hall of Fame among public ballots. Thomas Harding of MLB.com joins us to discuss The Toddfather's qualifications for Cooperstown. What made Helton's 2000 so historic? Did he end a dynasty with one swing? And just how excellent are his numbers on the road? Plus, two players who could break out for the Rockies in 2023 and Harding's passion project involving uniform design. Rockies Notebook: Cron's trade value, available outfield options and Arizona's compelling swap by Patrick Lyons BUY TICKETS HERE: https://gametime.hnyj8s.net/c/3442941/1443269/10874 TAILGATE WITH US: https://bit.ly/3fwCPha ALL THINGS DNVR: https://linktr.ee/dnvrsports SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/DNVR_Sports Visit https://evoca.tv/DNVR/ to sign up for Evoca TV Find the nearest Broncos Country Pale Ale near you at https://www.breckbrew.com/brew-finder/ Visit Lightshade dispensaries and use promo code “DNVR” for 25% off your entire purchase Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. Just visit https://athleticgreens.com/rockies and enter promo code “Rockies” Check out pinsandaces.com and use code DNVR to receive 15% off your first order and get free shipping. Visit https://dkng.co/DNVR to sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook using the code “DNVR” If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/TN/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pregame moneyline bet. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Bet must win. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm. Risk-Free Stepped Up SGP: 1 Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Min $1 bet. Max bet limits apply. Min. 3-leg. Each leg min. -300 odds, total bet +100 odds or longer. Ends at start of final game of the 2022-2023 NBA Season. See eligibility & terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/basketballterms. When you shop through links in the description, we may earn affiliate commissions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode we revisit one of our most popular topics, Idioms! Mr. Claywell takes us on a trip through idioms from around the world, while Mr. Helton brings us phrases from ancient times. Mr. Hamm gives us a sampling of idioms from our most common conversation and as usual, we take the path less traveled and dive into some organic conversation where we get our nerd on. Lastly, we at Two Minds Studios want to wish you all a very merry holiday season and the absolute best for the new year. Music: Parasail by Silent Partner obtained via YouTube Audio Library Logo by Jason Baker Download or Subscribe: https://twominds.podbean.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ADLFr6mADZ79E4ox1Ba1Q Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @twomindspodcast Mastodon: https://mstdn.party/@twomindspodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/twomindspodcast
Stonebridge Bible Church Sermons
Ken Helton continues the Stonebridge Bible Church Christmas and advent series with a message about the Prince of Peace.
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Beyond decision to surrender their plans to God's purpose, the extraordinary began to unfold in their lives. Today, we want to look at another perfect gift we can give God and we see it with the wise men, the angels, and the shepherds in their response to Jesus' birth. See if you can pick up on it…
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Have you ever wondered what the perfect gift would be, for God? Afterall, He's given us JESUS! However, if you'd like to give Him something REALLY special and meaningful this Christmas, today's message is for YOU!
This was so special. We talked for about 1.5 hours. It was awesome. I didn't want it to end. Not much editing to this one, I wanted his personality to shine through. He really shares a lot and gives great advice. I walked away very inspired and very excited for what I do. Here is a little bit about James Helton. Coaching clients and fellow stylists to go beyond their perceived potential by reaching farther than convention, James makes the unimaginable a reality. Having experience in both art and design, as well as within the business community, coupled with more than 30 years in the beauty industry has served him well as both an accomplished facilitator, salon owner and stylist. Exhibiting as much as 100% growth with already established DSC's, repeated substantial growth within his own salon, as well as an ever-expanding body of work, has led to his impeccable reputation nationally within the education community. As a former Chamber of Commerce Chairman, James acquired the basis for his abilities as an accomplished facilitator both inside the salon and out, learning all too quickly the importance of understanding the needs of whom he is working with as well as being able to communicate solutions simply and practically, so that all who listen will understand. Since joining Keune in the spring of 2007, James has taken an avenue of coaching stylists, through a practical approach to the creative process by helping those around him focus on “the process” of creativity. Melding an avant garde mentality with a high energy persona, and a firm foundation in both the fundamentals of hair as well as business, James' practical approach to the creative process has proven to be more than beneficial to himself as well as with all he has contact. Whether sitting in his chair as a client, standing beside him as a stylist inside the salon or an educational forum, James has the ability to show what has been shown and reveal what has not been seen, by sharing the “reality” you had not imagined. Listen in; take your time; it may take a few drives to and from work, but it will be so worth it. Don't forget to follow James and continue to watch the impact he continues to leave on our industry. (3) James Helton | Facebook James Helton (@james_helton2016) • Instagram photos and videos https://keuneeducation.com/about/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ashley-rivera12/support
Locked On Rockies - Daily Podcast On The Colorado Rockies
As Purple Row writes, in just a short time, two legends of the Colorado Rockies will be on the ballot for the Hall Of Fame. It felt like just yesterday the push for #HELTON4HOF started, but soon Tulo and Matt Holliday will be on the ballot. There's also a Rockies player on the ballot in addition to Helton this year, Huston Street. What are the chances for these players and some Helton talk as well. Follow the show on Twitter @LORockies and the host Paul Holden @PaulHolden33. Don't miss out on being part of the show, subscribe to Locked On Rockies on YouTube and join the live chat! No Safe Like SimpliSafe. Visit SimpliSafe dot com slash LockedOnMLB to learn more. Sponsor Show Notes Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! SimpliSafe With Fast Protect️ Technology, exclusively from SimpliSafe, 24/7 monitoring agents capture evidence to accurately verify a threat for faster police response. There's No Safe Like SimpliSafe. Visit SimpliSafe.com/LockedOnMLB to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Get a direct eye-witness report from someone that had an extremely close Bigfoot encounter. And stay to hear incredible stories from celebrity and rock photographer Chris Helton.Please subscribe and hit the notification bell so you will never miss a new episode of Untold Radio AM or any of our other fantastic shows.Tune in Live Every Wednesday at 7 PM Central, 8 PM Eastern, 5 PM Pacific Coast, and 6 PM Mountain Time.SUBSCRIBE and support our efforts to entertain and inform. Without your free subscription, we will not survive. Please give our Guests Podcasts on YouTube below.
Today we had the pleasure of sitting down with Niki Helton, owner of Helton House Aesthetics! We discuss working with bodybuilders and powerlifting clients and how to cater to these types of clients. This is a particularly interesting topic so make sure to listen all the way through! Follow Niki! Instagram: @HeltonHouseAesthetics Tiktok: @heltothenik https://pocketsuite.io/register/spastrong Join ASCP and receive $20 off with this link https://www.ascpskincare.com/signup/Influencer/1443508 And if you are looking to take your spa business to the next level and need a coach to help you get you there, let us be your guide! Visit https://www.spa-strong.com/discoverycall to apply for a FREE Esthetician Discovery Call now! To learn more about Spa Strong, visit https://www.spa-strong.com and follow us on IG @spa_strong If you're loving The Spa Strong Podcast, subscribe and leave us a 5-star review! We love and appreciate you all!
The Park Adjusted Rockies Podcast
It's Hall of Fame season, and Todd Helton is on the ballot. Jayson Stark from the MLB Network and The Athletic joins the show to discuss Helton's chances, the new guys on the ballot, and the fate of some old timers with a veterans committee this weekend. Should Cooperstown be a Museum or a Cathedral?
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Here are 4 major signs that VALIDATE the reliability of biblical end-time prophecies, while providing YOU with insider awareness for the timeframe of Christ's return. Enjoy!
A Little Long Distance is known for their authentic, raw and heartwarming storytelling that reaches beyond the wedding day by using archival footage and various mini DV" dad cams", but in this episode Josh Helton takes us beyond the dad cam to explore wedding storytelling and bring out the authenticity of every couple we film.
Jeff was joined by Jonathan Helton, a policy researcher at the Grassroots Institute of Hawaii. They discuss the history of the Jones Act and Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA), what exactly they both do, how they impact goods, cargo, and people traveling on ships in the United States, how Covid impacted the PVSA, their impact on Alaska and Hawaii, why there is a strong lobby to keep them in place, and why some policy makers want to change or repeal these laws.
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Today, we look at 3 things you'll need to incorporate into your parenting strategy if you're going to raise kids who love Jesus. We'll also be dedicating MMC babies in house and online! Thanks for joining us!
In times of uncertainty and change, who better to ask that a bona fide Radio Hall of Famer?Lon Helton our guest is perhaps best known to listeners nationwide as the longtime host of one of Radio's most popular radio shows Country Countdown USA with LON HELTON. This true Nashville Insider is well-known by all the Stars who keep him on speed dial! In his spare time, Lon is also the Publisher of Country Aircheck, and is also Editor of the Mediabase Country Chart.Lon's trophy case is packed to the rafters with awards from every radio organization that matters, and just recently, he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame! Key Takeaways you won't want to miss:(03:25) Lon shares the one thing the industry as a whole is doing pretty well in our evolving mediascape, and shares what could (or SHOULD) be done better.(05:12) From his position, Lon sees a lot of people making career advancements, on-air, in programming – or both! With budgets and openings shrinking, not growing, he notes some commonalities between those who are making moves and those who aren't?(07:06) With the COUNTRY FORMAT experiencing fragmentation into Hot Country, Classic Country, Young Country, and others, Lon shares where he sees the format heading next.(09:43) So Lon reveals the first things he'd look at if he were taking over a Country radio station today, and what needed to happen to make it an even bigger inner?
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We are wrestling with EVIL that is unseen. Here are 7 POWERFUL ways in which we MUST engage the darkness of this world from now til Jesus comes.
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Last week we talked about why the world will grow more wicked, and that we as believers are to stand firm, no matter how wicked our world becomes. In light of that, today, we are in Part 5, talking about Living Fully Clothed int the Armor of God.
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You've seen the world grow really wicked over the past few years and it's about to get even worse. Why? And how should we respond as believers from now til Jesus comes?
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Jesus told us what signs to look for prior to His return. Find out what these signs are and understand what they mean, from now til' Jesus comes.
Today we get some Dick ....Helton, talk about all the money you've wasted on hobbies you never got into, see if people will talk to Jake, see what's up around the block in a round of meet the neighbors, save you from getting scammed in bamboozled and MORE
Stacking Pennies with Corey LaJoie
In this special episode of Corey LaJoie's 'Stacking Pennies' podcast, Corey is joined by NASCAR Vice Chairman, Mike Helton for an unfiltered discussion on the current state of NASCAR, his favorite Dale Earnhardt stories and his impact on stock-car racing and NASCAR. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
CLIP- Radio legend and our favorite news guy stopped by for a chat and his ride off into the sunset
This hour the legend, Dick Helton slums it with us in the KROQ studios, we give you another does of our Blink spoof and Ally lets us know what's happening in the world
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There is no doubt, Jesus is coming soon. This means we should be living on high alert! There is comfort in knowing He's coming and the grace given, of a little more time each day, helps others have the opportunity to make Heaven their home.
This week we have my friend, mentor and boss, Lenny Helton of After Later Audio on Pod Mod to discuss the new Mutable Instruments Classics (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbWZskcqi_o), ALA's new COCO, or Create your Own Complex Oscillator system (https://youtu.be/YQNgBMvgXNM)and more! Waveform PDX Tickets and Info (https://www.waveformpdx.com/) Waveform Inversion Saturday Night Show (https://www.facebook.com/InversionPDX) If you would like to volunteer, reach out to Jef HERE: email@example.com [PATREON]((https://www.patreon.com/podularmodcast) Check out Jef's podcast here https://listen.stitcher.com/yvap/?afdp=stitcher://show/649193&afwebdp=https://www.stitcher.com/show/649193&deeplink_value=stitcher://show/649193 SPONSORS Novation Circuit Rhythm (https://novationmusic.com/en/circuit/circuit-rhythm) After Later Audio:http://afterlateraudio.com/ Patchwerks: https://patchwerks.com/ WAVEFORM MAGAZINE: https://waveformmagazine.com/
About AllenAllen is a cloud architect at Tyler Technologies. He helps modernize government software by creating secure, highly scalable, and fault-tolerant serverless applications.Allen publishes content regularly about serverless concepts and design on his blog - Ready, Set Cloud!Links Referenced: Ready, Set, Cloud blog: https://readysetcloud.io Tyler Technologies: https://www.tylertech.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/allenheltondev Linked: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allenheltondev/ TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friends at AWS AppConfig. Engineers love to solve, and occasionally create, problems. But not when it's an on-call fire-drill at 4 in the morning. Software problems should drive innovation and collaboration, NOT stress, and sleeplessness, and threats of violence. That's why so many developers are realizing the value of AWS AppConfig Feature Flags. Feature Flags let developers push code to production, but hide that that feature from customers so that the developers can release their feature when it's ready. This practice allows for safe, fast, and convenient software development. You can seamlessly incorporate AppConfig Feature Flags into your AWS or cloud environment and ship your Features with excitement, not trepidation and fear. To get started, go to snark.cloud/appconfig. That's snark.cloud/appconfig.Corey: I come bearing ill tidings. Developers are responsible for more than ever these days. Not just the code that they write, but also the containers and the cloud infrastructure that their apps run on. Because serverless means it's still somebody's problem. And a big part of that responsibility is app security from code to cloud. And that's where our friend Snyk comes in. Snyk is a frictionless security platform that meets developers where they are - Finding and fixing vulnerabilities right from the CLI, IDEs, Repos, and Pipelines. Snyk integrates seamlessly with AWS offerings like code pipeline, EKS, ECR, and more! As well as things you're actually likely to be using. Deploy on AWS, secure with Snyk. Learn more at Snyk.co/scream That's S-N-Y-K.co/screamCorey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. Every once in a while I wind up stumbling into corners of the internet that I previously had not traveled. Somewhat recently, I wound up having that delightful experience again by discovering readysetcloud.io, which has a whole series of, I guess some people might call it thought leadership, I'm going to call it instead how I view it, which is just amazing opinion pieces on the context of serverless, mixed with APIs, mixed with some prognostications about the future.Allen Helton by day is a cloud architect at Tyler Technologies, but that's not how I encountered you. First off, Allen, thank you for joining me.Allen: Thank you, Corey. Happy to be here.Corey: I was originally pointed towards your work by folks in the AWS Community Builder program, of which we both participate from time to time, and it's one of those, “Oh, wow, this is amazing. I really wish I'd discovered some of this sooner.” And every time I look through your back catalog, and I click on a new post, I see things that are either I've really agree with this or I can't stand this opinion, I want to fight about it, but more often than not, it's one of those recurring moments that I love: “Damn, I wish I had written something like this.” So first, you're absolutely killing it on the content front.Allen: Thank you, Corey, I appreciate that. The content that I make is really about the stuff that I'm doing at work. It's stuff that I'm passionate about, stuff that I'd spend a decent amount of time on, and really the most important thing about it for me, is it's stuff that I'm learning and forming opinions on and wants to share with others.Corey: I have to say, when I saw that you were—oh, your Tyler Technologies, which sounds for all the world like, oh, it's a relatively small consultancy run by some guy presumably named Tyler, and you know, it's a petite team of maybe 20, 30 people on the outside. Yeah, then I realized, wait a minute, that's not entirely true. For example, for starters, you're publicly traded. And okay, that does change things a little bit. First off, who are you people? Secondly, what do you do? And third, why have I never heard of you folks, until now?Allen: Tyler is the largest company that focuses completely on the public sector. We have divisions and products for pretty much everything that you can imagine that's in the public sector. We have software for schools, software for tax and appraisal, we have software for police officers, for courts, everything you can think of that runs the government can and a lot of times is run on Tyler software. We've been around for decades building our expertise in the domain, and the reason you probably haven't heard about us is because you might not have ever been in trouble with the law before. If you [laugh] if you have been—Corey: No, no, I learned very early on in the course of my life—which will come as a surprise to absolutely no one who spent more than 30 seconds with me—that I have remarkably little filter and if ten kids were the ones doing something wrong, I'm the one that gets caught. So, I spent a lot of time in the principal's office, so this taught me to keep my nose clean. I'm one of those squeaky-clean types, just because I was always terrified of getting punished because I knew I would get caught. I'm not saying this is the right way to go through life necessarily, but it did have the side benefit of, no, I don't really engage with law enforcement going throughout the course of my life.Allen: That's good. That's good. But one exposure that a lot of people get to Tyler is if you look at the bottom of your next traffic ticket, it'll probably say Tyler Technologies on the bottom there.Corey: Oh, so you're really popular in certain circles, I'd imagine?Allen: Super popular. Yes, yes. And of course, you get all the benefits of writing that code that says ‘if defendant equals Allen Helton then return.'Corey: I like that. You get to have the exception cases built in that no one's ever going to wind up looking into.Allen: That's right. Yes.Corey: The idea of what you're doing makes an awful lot of sense. There's a tremendous need for a wide variety of technical assistance in the public sector. What surprises me, although I guess it probably shouldn't, is how much of your content is aimed at serverless technologies and API design, which to my way of thinking, isn't really something that public sector has done a lot with. Clearly I'm wrong.Allen: Historically, you're not wrong. There's an old saying that government tends to run about ten years behind on technology. Not just technology, but all over the board and runs about ten years behind. And until recently, that's really been true. There was a case last year, a situation last year where one of the state governments—I don't remember which one it was—but they were having a crisis because they couldn't find any COBOL developers to come in and maintain their software that runs the state.And it's COBOL; you're not going to find a whole lot of people that have that skill. A lot of those people are retiring out. And what's happening is that we're getting new people sitting in positions of power and government that want innovation. They know about the cloud and they want to be able to integrate with systems quickly and easily, have little to no onboarding time. You know, there are people in power that have grown up with technology and understand that, well, with everything else, I can be up and running in five or ten minutes. I cannot do this with the software I'm consuming now.Corey: My opinion on it is admittedly conflicted because on the one hand, yeah, I don't think that governments should be running on COBOL software that runs on mainframes that haven't been supported in 25 years. Conversely, I also don't necessarily want them being run like a seed series startup, where, “Well, I wrote this code last night, and it's awesome, so off I go to production with it.” Because I can decide not to do business anymore with Twitter for Pets, and I could go on to something else, like PetFlicks, or whatever it is I choose to use. I can't easily opt out of my government. The decisions that they make stick and that is going to have a meaningful impact on my life and everyone else's life who is subject to their jurisdiction. So, I guess I don't really know where I believe the proper, I guess, pace of technological adoption should be for governments. Curious to get your thoughts on this.Allen: Well, you certainly don't want anything that's bleeding edge. That's one of the things that we kind of draw fine lines around. Because when we're dealing with government software, we're dealing with, usually, critically sensitive information. It's not medical records, but it's your criminal record, and it's things like your social security number, it's things that you can't have leaking out under any circumstances. So, the things that we're building on are things that have proven out to be secure and have best practices around security, uptime, reliability, and in a lot of cases as well, and maintainability. You know, if there are issues, then let's try to get those turned around as quickly as we can because we don't want to have any sort of downtime from the software side versus the software vendor side.Corey: I want to pivot a little bit to some of the content you've put out because an awful lot of it seems to be, I think I'll call it variations on a theme. For example, I just read some recent titles, and to illustrate my point, “Going API First: Your First 30 Days,” “Solutions Architect Tips how to Design Applications for Growth,” “3 Things to Know Before Building A Multi-Tenant Serverless App.” And the common thread that I see running through all of these things are these are things that you tend to have extraordinarily strong and vocal opinions about only after dismissing all of them the first time and slapping something together, and then sort of being forced to live with the consequences of the choices that you've made, in some cases you didn't realize you were making at the time. Are you one of those folks that has the wisdom to see what's coming down the road, or did you do what the rest of us do and basically learn all this stuff by getting it hilariously wrong and having to careen into rebound situations as a result?Allen: [laugh]. I love that question. I would like to say now, I feel like I have the vision to see something like that coming. Historically, no, not at all. Let me talk a little bit about how I got to where I am because that will shed a lot of context on that question.A few years ago, I was put into a position at Tyler that said, “Hey, go figure out this cloud thing.” Let's figure out what we need to do to move into the cloud safely, securely, quickly, all that rigmarole. And so, I did. I got to hand-select team of engineers from people that I worked with at Tyler over the past few years, and we were basically given free rein to learn. We were an R&D team, a hundred percent R&D, for about a year's worth of time, where we were learning about cloud concepts and theory and building little proof of concepts.CI/CD, serverless, APIs, multi-tenancy, a whole bunch of different stuff. NoSQL was another one of the things that we had to learn. And after that year of R&D, we were told, “Okay, now go do something with that. Go build this application.” And we did, building on our theory our cursory theory knowledge. And we get pretty close to go live, and then the business says, “What do you do in this scenario? What do you do in that scenario? What do you do here?”Corey: “I update my resume and go work somewhere else. Where's the hard part here?”Allen: [laugh].Corey: Turns out, that's not a convincing answer.Allen: Right. So, we moved quickly. And then I wouldn't say we backpedaled, but we hardened for a long time before the—prior to the go-live, with the lessons that we've learned with the eyes of Tyler, the mature enterprise company, saying, “These are the things that you have to make sure that you take into consideration in an actual production application.” One of the things that I always pushed—I was a manager for a few years of all these cloud teams—I always push do it; do it right; do it better. Right?It's kind of like crawl, walk, run. And if you follow my writing from the beginning, just looking at the titles and reading them, kind of like what you were doing, Corey, you'll see that very much. You'll see how I talk about CI/CD, you'll see me how I talk about authorization, you'll see me how I talk about multi-tenancy. And I kind of go in waves where maybe a year passes and you see my content revisit some of the topics that I've done in the past. And they're like, “No, no, no, don't do what I said before. It's not right.”Corey: The problem when I'm writing all of these things that I do, for example, my entire newsletter publication pipeline is built on a giant morass of Lambda functions and API Gateways. It's microservices-driven—kind of—and each microservice is built, almost always, with a different framework. Lately, all the new stuff is CDK. I started off with the serverless framework. There are a few other things here and there.And it's like going architecting, back in time as I have to make updates to these things from time to time. And it's the problem with having done all that myself is that I already know the answer to, “What fool designed this?” It's, well, you're basically watching me learn what I was, doing bit by bit. I'm starting to believe that the right answer on some level, is to build an inherent shelf-life into some of these things. Great, in five years, you're going to come back and re-architect it now that you know how this stuff actually works rather than patching together 15 blog posts by different authors, not all of whom are talking about the same thing and hoping for the best.Allen: Yep. That's one of the things that I really like about serverless, I view that as a giant pro of doing Serverless is that when we revisit with the lessons learned, we don't have to refactor everything at once like if it was just a big, you know, MVC controller out there in the sky. We can refactor one Lambda function at a time if now we're using a new version of the AWS SDK, or we've learned about a new best practice that needs to go in place. It's a, “While you're in there, tidy up, please,” kind of deal.Corey: I know that the DynamoDB fanatics will absolutely murder me over this one, but one of the reasons that I have multiple Dynamo tables that contain, effectively, variations on the exact same data, is because I want to have the dependency between the two different microservices be the API, not, “Oh, and under the hood, it's expecting this exact same data structure all the time.” But it just felt like that was the wrong direction to go in. That is the justification I use for myself why I run multiple DynamoDB tables that [laugh] have the same content. Where do you fall on the idea of data store separation?Allen: I'm a big single table design person myself, I really like the idea of being able to store everything in the same table and being able to create queries that can return me multiple different types of entity with one lookup. Now, that being said, one of the issues that we ran into, or one of the ambiguous areas when we were getting started with serverless was, what does single table design mean when you're talking about microservices? We were wondering does single table mean one DynamoDB table for an entire application that's composed of 15 microservices? Or is it one table per microservice? And that was ultimately what we ended up going with is a table per microservice. Even if multiple microservices are pushed into the same AWS account, we're still building that logical construct of a microservice and one table that houses similar entities in the same domain.Corey: So, something I wish that every service team at AWS would do as a part of their design is draw the architecture of an application that you're planning to build. Great, now assume that every single resource on that architecture diagram lives in its own distinct AWS account because somewhere in some customer, there's going to be an account boundary at every interconnection point along the way. And so, many services don't do that where it's, “Oh, that thing and the other thing has to be in the same account.” So, people have to write their own integration shims, and it makes doing the right thing of putting different services into distinct bounded AWS accounts for security or compliance reasons way harder than I feel like it needs to be.Allen: [laugh]. Totally agree with you on that one. That's one of the things that I feel like I'm still learning about is the account-level isolation. I'm still kind of early on, personally, with my opinions in how we're structuring things right now, but I'm very much of a like opinion that deploying multiple things into the same account is going to make it too easy to do something that you shouldn't. And I just try not to inherently trust people, in the sense that, “Oh, this is easy. I'm just going to cross that boundary real quick.”Corey: For me, it's also come down to security risk exposure. Like my lasttweetinaws.com Twitter shitposting thread client lives in a distinct AWS account that is separate from the AWS account that has all of our client billing data that lives within it. The idea being that if you find a way to compromise my public-facing Twitter client, great, the blast radius should be constrained to, “Yay, now you can, I don't know, spin up some cryptocurrency mining in my AWS account and I get to look like a fool when I beg AWS for forgiveness.”But that should be the end of it. It shouldn't be a security incident because I should not have the credit card numbers living right next to the funny internet web thing. That sort of flies in the face of the original guidance that AWS gave at launch. And right around 2008-era, best practices were one customer, one AWS account. And then by 2012, they had changed their perspective, but once you've made a decision to build multiple services in a single account, unwinding and unpacking that becomes an incredibly burdensome thing. It's about the equivalent of doing a cloud migration, in some ways.Allen: We went through that. We started off building one application with the intent that it was going to be a siloed application, a one-off, essentially. And about a year into it, it's one of those moments of, “Oh, no. What we're building is not actually a one-off. It's a piece to a much larger puzzle.”And we had a whole bunch of—unfortunately—tightly coupled things that were in there that we're assuming that resources were going to be in the same AWS account. So, we ended up—how long—I think we took probably two months, which in the grand scheme of things isn't that long, but two months, kind of unwinding the pieces and decoupling what was possible at the time into multiple AWS accounts, kind of, segmented by domain, essentially. But that's hard. AWS puts it, you know, it's those one-way door decisions. I think this one was a two-way door, but it locked and you could kind of jimmy the lock on the way back out.Corey: And you could buzz someone from the lobby to let you back in. Yeah, the biggest problem is not necessarily the one-way door decisions. It's the one-way door decisions that you don't realize you're passing through at the time that you do them. Which, of course, brings us to a topic near and dear to your heart—and I only recently started have opinions on this myself—and that is the proper design of APIs, which I'm sure will incense absolutely no one who's listening to this. Like, my opinions on APIs start with well, probably REST is the right answer in this day and age. I had people, like, “Well, I don't know, GraphQL is pretty awesome.” Like, “Oh, I'm thinking SOAP,” and people look at me like I'm a monster from the Black Lagoon of centuries past in XML-land. So, my particular brand of strangeness side, what do you see that people are doing in the world of API design that is the, I guess, most common or easy to make mistakes that you really wish they would stop doing?Allen: If I could boil it down to one word, fundamentalism. Let me unpack that for you.Corey: Oh, please, absolutely want to get a definition on that one.Allen: [laugh]. I approach API design from a developer experience point of view: how easy is it for both internal and external integrators to consume and satisfy the business processes that they want to accomplish? And a lot of times, REST guidelines, you know, it's all about entity basis, you know, drill into the appropriate entities and name your endpoints with nouns, not verbs. I'm actually very much onto that one.But something that you could easily do, let's say you have a business process that given a fundamentally correct RESTful API design takes ten API calls to satisfy. You could, in theory, boil that down to maybe three well-designed endpoints that aren't, quote-unquote, “RESTful,” that make that developer experience significantly easier. And if you were a fundamentalist, that option is not even on the table, but thinking about it pragmatically from a developer experience point of view, that might be the better call. So, that's one of the things that, I know feels like a hot take. Every time I say it, I get a little bit of flack for it, but don't be a fundamentalist when it comes to your API designs. Do something that makes it easier while staying in the guidelines to do what you want.Corey: For me the problem that I've kept smacking into with API design, and it honestly—let me be very clear on this—my first real exposure to API design rather than API consumer—which of course, I complain about constantly, especially in the context of the AWS inconsistent APIs between services—was when I'm building something out, and I'm reading the documentation for API Gateway, and oh, this is how you wind up having this stage linked to this thing, and here's the endpoint. And okay, great, so I would just populate—build out a structure or a schema that has the positional parameters I want to use as variables in my function. And that's awesome. And then I realized, “Oh, I might want to call this a different way. Aw, crap.” And sometimes it's easy; you just add a different endpoint. Other times, I have to significantly rethink things. And I can't shake the feeling that this is an entire discipline that exists that I just haven't had a whole lot of exposure to previously.Allen: Yeah, I believe that. One of the things that you could tie a metaphor to for what I'm saying and kind of what you're saying, is AWS SAM, the Serverless Application Model, all it does is basically macros CloudFormation resources. It's just a transform from a template into CloudFormation. CDK does same thing. But what the developers of SAM have done is they've recognized these business processes that people do regularly, and they've made these incredibly easy ways to satisfy those business processes and tie them all together, right?If I want to have a Lambda function that is backed behind a endpoint, an API endpoint, I just have to add four or five lines of YAML or JSON that says, “This is the event trigger, here's the route, here's the API.” And then it goes and does four, five, six different things. Now, there's some engineers that don't like that because sometimes that feels like magic. Sometimes a little bit magic is okay.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friends at Sysdig. Sysdig secures your cloud from source to run. They believe, as do I, that DevOps and security are inextricably linked. If you wanna learn more about how they view this, check out their blog, it's definitely worth the read. To learn more about how they are absolutely getting it right from where I sit, visit Sysdig.com and tell them that I sent you. That's S Y S D I G.com. And my thanks to them for their continued support of this ridiculous nonsense.Corey: I feel like one of the benefits I've had with the vast majority of APIs that I've built is that because this is all relatively small-scale stuff for what amounts to basically shitposting for the sake of entertainment, I'm really the only consumer of an awful lot of these things. So, I get frustrated when I have to backtrack and make changes and teach other microservices to talk to this thing that has now changed. And it's frustrating, but I have the capacity to do that. It's just work for a period of time. I feel like that equation completely shifts when you have published this and it is now out in the world, and it's not just users, but in many cases paying customers where you can't really make those changes without significant notice, and every time you do you're creating work for those customers, so you have to be a lot more judicious about it.Allen: Oh, yeah. There is a whole lot of governance and practice that goes into production-level APIs that people integrate with. You know, they say once you push something out the door into production that you're going to support it forever. I don't disagree with that. That seems like something that a lot of people don't understand.And that's one of the reasons why I push API-first development so hard in all the content that I write is because you need to be intentional about what you're letting out the door. You need to go in and work, not just with the developers, but your product people and your analysts to say, what does this absolutely need to do, and what does it need to do in the future? And you take those things, and you work with analysts who want specifics, you work with the engineers to actually build it out. And you're very intentional about what goes out the door that first time because once it goes out with a mistake, you're either going to version it immediately or you're going to make some people very unhappy when you make a breaking change to something that they immediately started consuming.Corey: It absolutely feels like that's one of those things that AWS gets astonishingly right. I mean, I had the privilege of interviewing, at the time, Jeff Barr and then Ariel Kelman, who was their head of marketing, to basically debunk a bunch of old myths. And one thing that they started talking about extensively was the idea that an API is fundamentally a promise to your customers. And when you make a promise, you'd better damn well intend on keeping it. It's why API deprecations from AWS are effectively unique whenever something happens.It's the, this is a singular moment in time when they turn off a service or degrade old functionality in favor of new. They can add to it, they can launch a V2 of something and then start to wean people off by calling the old one classic or whatnot, but if I built something on AWS in 2008 and I wound up sleeping until today, and go and try and do the exact same thing and deploy it now, it will almost certainly work exactly as it did back then. Sure, reliability is going to be a lot better and there's a crap ton of features and whatnot that I'm not taking advantage of, but that fundamental ability to do that is awesome. Conversely, it feels like Google Cloud likes to change around a lot of their API stories almost constantly. And it's unplanned work that frustrates the heck out of me when I'm trying to build something stable and lasting on top of it.Allen: I think it goes to show the maturity of these companies as API companies versus just vendors. It's one of the things that I think AWS does [laugh]—Corey: You see the similar dichotomy with Microsoft and Apple. Microsoft's new versions of Windows generally still have functionalities in them to support stuff that was written in the '90s for a few use cases, whereas Apple's like, “Oh, your computer's more than 18-months old? Have you tried throwing it away and buying a new one? And oh, it's a new version of Mac OS, so yeah, maybe the last one would get security updates for a year and then get with the times.” And I can't shake the feeling that the correct answer is in some way, both of those, depending upon who your customer is and what it is you're trying to achieve.If Microsoft adopted the Apple approach, their customers would mutiny, and rightfully so; the expectation has been set for decades that isn't what happens. Conversely, if Apple decided now we're going to support this version of Mac OS in perpetuity, I don't think a lot of their application developers wouldn't quite know what to make of that.Allen: Yeah. I think it also comes from a standpoint of you better make it worth their while if you're going to move their cheese. I'm not a Mac user myself, but from what I hear for Mac users—and this could be rose-colored glasses—but is that their stuff works phenomenally well. You know, when a new thing comes out—Corey: Until it doesn't, absolutely. It's—whenever I say things like that on this show, I get letters. And it's, “Oh, yeah, really? They'll come up with something that is a colossal pain in the ass on Mac.” Like, yeah, “Try building a system-wide mute key.”It's yeah, that's just a hotkey away on windows and here in Mac land. It's, “But it makes such beautiful sounds. Why would you want them to be quiet?” And it's, yeah, it becomes this back-and-forth dichotomy there. And you can even explain it to iPhones as well and the Android ecosystem where it's, oh, you're going to support the last couple of versions of iOS.Well, as a developer, I don't want to do that. And Apple's position is, “Okay, great.” Almost half of the mobile users on the planet will be upgrading because they're in the ecosystem. Do you want us to be able to sell things those people are not? And they're at a point of scale where they get to dictate those terms.On some level, there are benefits to it and others, it is intensely frustrating. I don't know what the right answer is on the level of permanence on that level of platform. I only have slightly better ideas around the position of APIs. I will say that when AWS deprecates something, they reach out individually to affected customers, on some level, and invariably, when they say, “This is going to be deprecated as of August 31,” or whenever it is, yeah, it is going to slip at least twice in almost every case, just because they're not going to turn off a service that is revenue-bearing or critical-load-bearing for customers without massive amounts of notice and outreach, and in some cases according to rumor, having engineers reach out to help restructure things so it's not as big of a burden on customers. That's a level of customer focus that I don't think most other companies are capable of matching.Allen: I think that comes with the size and the history of Amazon. And one of the things that they're doing right now, we've used Amazon Cloud Cams for years, in my house. We use them as baby monitors. And they—Corey: Yea, I saw this I did something very similar with Nest. They didn't have the Cloud Cam at the right time that I was looking at it. And they just announced that they're going to be deprecating. They're withdrawing them for sale. They're not going to support them anymore. Which, oh at Amazon—we're not offering this anymore. But you tell the story; what are they offering existing customers?Allen: Yeah, so slightly upset about it because I like my Cloud Cams and I don't want to have to take them off the wall or wherever they are to replace them with something else. But what they're doing is, you know, they gave me—or they gave all the customers about eight months head start. I think they're going to be taking them offline around Thanksgiving this year, just mid-November. And what they said is as compensation for you, we're going to send you a Blink Cam—a Blink Mini—for every Cloud Cam that you have in use, and then we are going to gift you a year subscription to the Pro for Blink.Corey: That's very reasonable for things that were bought years ago. Meanwhile, I feel like not to be unkind or uncharitable here, but I use Nest Cams. And that's a Google product. I half expected if they ever get deprecated, I'll find out because Google just turns it off in the middle of the night—Allen: [laugh].Corey: —and I wake up and have to read a blog post somewhere that they put an update on Nest Cams, the same way they killed Google Reader once upon a time. That's slightly unfair, but the fact that joke even lands does say a lot about Google's reputation in this space.Allen: For sure.Corey: One last topic I want to talk with you about before we call it a show is that at the time of this recording, you recently had a blog post titled, “What does the Future Hold for Serverless?” Summarize that for me. Where do you see this serverless movement—if you'll forgive the term—going?Allen: So, I'm going to start at the end. I'm going to work back a little bit on what needs to happen for us to get there. I have a feeling that in the future—I'm going to be vague about how far in the future this is—that we'll finally have a satisfied promise of all you're going to write in the future is business logic. And what does that mean? I think what can end up happening, given the right focus, the right companies, the right feedback, at the right time, is we can write code as developers and have that get pushed up into the cloud.And a phrase that I know Jeremy Daly likes to say ‘infrastructure from code,' where it provisions resources in the cloud for you based on your use case. I've developed an application and it gets pushed up in the cloud at the time of deploying it, optimized resource allocation. Over time, what will happen—with my future vision—is when you get production traffic going through, maybe it's spiky, maybe it's consistently at a scale that outperforms the resources that it originally provisioned. We can have monitoring tools that analyze that and pick that out, find the anomalies, find the standard patterns, and adjust that infrastructure that it deployed for you automatically, where it's based on your production traffic for what it created, optimizes it for you. Which is something that you can't do on an initial deployment right now. You can put what looks best on paper, but once you actually get traffic through your application, you realize that, you know, what was on paper might not be correct.Corey: You ever noticed that whiteboard diagrams never show the reality, and they're always aspirational, and they miss certain parts? And I used to think that this was the symptom I had from working at small, scrappy companies because you know what, those big tech companies, everything they build is amazing and awesome. I know it because I've seen their conference talks. But I've been a consultant long enough now, and for a number of those companies, to realize that nope, everyone's infrastructure is basically a trash fire at any given point in time. And it works almost in spite of itself, rather than because of it.There is no golden path where everything is shiny, new and beautiful. And that, honestly, I got to say, it was really [laugh] depressing when I first discovered it. Like, oh, God, even these really smart people who are so intelligent they have to have extra brain packs bolted to their chests don't have the magic answer to all of this. The rest of us are just screwed, then. But we find ways to make it work.Allen: Yep. There's a quote, I wish I remembered who said it, but it was a military quote where, “No battle plan survives impact with the enemy—first contact with the enemy.” It's kind of that way with infrastructure diagrams. We can draw it out however we want and then you turn it on in production. It's like, “Oh, no. That's not right.”Corey: I want to mix the metaphors there and say, yeah, no architecture survives your first fight with a customer. Like, “Great, I don't think that's quite what they're trying to say.” It's like, “What, you don't attack your customers? Pfft, what's your customer service line look like?” Yeah, it's… I think you're onto something.I think that inherently everything beyond the V1 design of almost anything is an emergent property where this is what we learned about it by running it and putting traffic through it and finding these problems, and here's how it wound up evolving to account for that.Allen: I agree. I don't have anything to add on that.Corey: [laugh]. Fair enough. I really want to thank you for taking so much time out of your day to talk about how you view these things. If people want to learn more, where is the best place to find you?Allen: Twitter is probably the best place to find me: @AllenHeltonDev. I have that username on all the major social platforms, so if you want to find me on LinkedIn, same thing: AllenHeltonDev. My blog is always open as well, if you have any feedback you'd like to give there: readysetcloud.io.Corey: And we will, of course, put links to that in the show notes. Thanks again for spending so much time talking to me. I really appreciate it.Allen: Yeah, this was fun. This was a lot of fun. I love talking shop.Corey: It shows. And it's nice to talk about things I don't spend enough time thinking about. Allen Helton, cloud architect at Tyler Technologies. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, whereas if you've hated this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice along with an angry comment that I will reject because it was not written in valid XML.Corey: If your AWS bill keeps rising and your blood pressure is doing the same, then you need The Duckbill Group. We help companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. The Duckbill Group works for you, not AWS. We tailor recommendations to your business and we get to the point. 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