In today's episode, I welcome Hannah Biggs! Hannah is primarily a mosiac artist who also draws coloring pages and has self-published two comic coloring books for kids. She talks about the process of being given the inspiration for her largest mosiac project to date, along with its design and creation, as well as about a really impactful experience she had witnessing art used in an Orthodox church. Part of the profits from all her sold art go towards supporting missions and charity projects around the world. (Fun fact: the cover image of this episode is of the mosaic Hannah talks about in this episode!) 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It doesn't have to be perfect ever really. I mean, as long as you, and you're enjoying doing it and you're trying your best, that can be good enough. [00:00:23] Elna: Art is something that you can experience with your senses and that you just experiences as so beautiful. [00:00:31] Lindsey Dinneen: Hello, and welcome back to another episode of Artfully Told. I'm your host Lindsey, and I am very excited to have as my guest today, Hannah Biggs. Hannah is a mosaic artist, maybe primarily, but that barely scratches the surface of all the cool things that she is and does. And, full disclosure-- I'm so excited especially to have Hannah here because she is one of my lovely cousins and it's so much fun to see all the art in our family. It's just so cool to see how we all kind of branched out into little different artistic endeavors. So, Hannah, thank you so much for being here today. I'm thrilled to talk to you. [00:01:16] Hannah Biggs: Thanks for having me. [00:01:17] Lindsey Dinneen: Of course. Well, I would absolutely love if you wouldn't mind sharing a little bit about your background, maybe what got you interested in art in the first place and sort of how that has changed and evolved over time? Because I know you've had a lot of really cool opportunities, especially, and I just love to hear all about it. [00:01:39] Hannah Biggs: I don't remember a time in my life I've not been interested in art. As a kid, my mom would print out a list of all of the ways you could enter art at the county fair. And she would tell us that we had to do a certain number of them from the different categories in order for us to like pass art for our homeschool. So I tried a lot of different medium and it's just always been a part of my life. [00:02:04] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah, well, that's great. I did not know that. That's hilarious. Actually, I can picture that. So I'm curious-- I guess I'm not familiar with that-- so, so what kinds of artistic things did you try? I mean, you said you tried a lot, but I'm just curious -- does any of them particularly stand out as being like, you know, "oh, I, I loved that project and you know, it was important to me because." [00:02:29] Hannah Biggs: Probably not. They all happen when I was pretty young. I guess the thing I liked most was just trying all the different things. And as a child, if you're the only person entered in a certain category, you automatically get the blue ribbon. So. [00:02:44] Lindsey Dinneen: There you go. That's hilarious. Well, yeah. And of course that's exciting, you know, obviously as a kid, I'm sure it'd be just as exciting as an adult to be like, "yes, I'll take it and run." Oh, awesome. Okay. So you don't really remember a time when art wasn't a part of your life, but I do know that as an adult, you've probably developed further into skillsets. And granted you're a wife and a mother and you have lots going on. So I'd just love to hear about how that your artistic endeavors have changed over the years and like over time, how has that evolved? [00:03:19] Hannah Biggs: Okay. In high school I got into poetry. And then in college I started doing a lot of drawings. And then when I had kids, I did a lot more sewing and, you know, made them like costumes and stuff. And then my pastor's daughter at my church is a stain glass artist and she's phenomenal. And I mean, glass is just so pretty. So I asked her if she would teach me how to do it. And I went over to her house one day and she was showing me some of the basics, but we didn't have time to do the whole project. And as I'm walking out the door, she asked if I was interested in mosaics and I have always loved the look of them, but I've never done them. And so that's what I told her. And she's like, "would you be interested in trying?" Like "yes, of course." So she hands me like a box full of supplies tells me that she has tried it and doesn't want to do it anymore. And since she does stained glass, she always has all these scraps laying around that she doesn't know how to get rid of. And so she just kind of sent me out the door with a list of instructions and didn't show me how to do anything. And I went home and tried it and fell in love and never looked back. [00:04:34] Lindsey Dinneen: Oh, that's awesome. I love that, you know, one artistic endeavor can inspire a new one. You know, you and her that such a complimentary set of things. That's so cool. And yeah, stained glass is the most beautiful thing ever. That's one of my artistic, you know, would love to try in the future. But okay, so you started doing mosaic work and what kinds of projects have you done with it? I mean, I, I, I have a little bit of a sneak peek, so I get the behind the scenes a little bit, but I'd still love to hear your journey because if I'm not incorrect, you've recently finished a pretty major mosaic project. Is that true? [00:05:15] Hannah Biggs: So the most recent, I should say the largest project I have ever done was a project I did for my church two and a half years in the making. I was actually working on a different project and I was also reading in Revelation at the same time. And I, I swear God spoke to me and gave me the inspiration for this because there's no way I could've come up with it on my own. But in Revelation chapter four, it talks about the throne room of God and how behind the throne there's a rainbow, like an emerald kind of radiating out from the throne. And so the picture is seven arcs of the green rainbow and three worshipers in different poses of adoration, and the bottom there's like the streets of gold. But the really cool part is that each arc of the rainbow represents a character trait of God. And the gold foundation has 12 large stones each surrounded by 12 small stones. And the 12 big ones represent both the 12 tribes of Israel and the 12 apostles and the 144 little ones is symbolic of the prophet. There's a verse that talks about our faith being founded on the apostles and the prophets and teaching and stuff. And so there's just a lot of symbology in there and it's now in my church. [00:06:50] Lindsey Dinneen: That's amazing. That's so cool. What a, what a beautiful vision and a representation. I think, I mean, I love art for so many reasons, but I think that is just, it takes it to a new level, right? When you have a very particular inspiration that, you know, is divine. I mean, yeah. Like you said, it's not from you and so, and so you were able to bring this to life and show especially God's character. I liked that idea of, you know, that being incorporated in the mosaic of like, this is that interpretation and you do that through just a really beautiful medium. So, okay. So two and a half years in the making. So how, how big is it actually? Let's start there. [00:07:36] Hannah Biggs: It's, it's two feet by two feet. I wasn't working on the glass part for two years, but the design of it has been in process for two years. But the actual glasswork itself took seven months. [00:07:50] Lindsey Dinneen: Okay. Still substantial. And so when you go, yeah, no, I, I mean, for sure. So because I'm not a mosaic artist, so this is, you know, really interesting to me is of course you have to design it first. So when you first got this vision or this, you know, idea, was it like crystal clear exactly what you were supposed to represent or did it take a lot of sort of tweaking of the design over time to, to get it to a point where you thought, "Okay, this is in line with what I had this vision?" [00:08:24] Hannah Biggs: So when I, when I first had the idea and I sketched it out, it was mostly like the people in the colors and that hasn't changed. Like that part itself has looked exactly the same since the beginning. But the arcs and their symbols has taken more tweaking, trying to figure out how best-- like which, which stories have the, the simplest symbology what character traits of God are. So I broke up the arcs into, I guess, three categories. So the center arc has Hebrew in it actually. And it's the name of God. So it says I Am that I Am, and on the three arcs closer to the throne are who God is without us. So God is infinitely sovereign. God is omniscient, all knowing, orderly-- that's one category. [00:09:28] And then I learned a new theological word called aseity, which means that God is complete within himself. He doesn't need anything from anyone. And so I did a braid for that one to represent the Trinity and his aseity, that like who He is all His different parts. Like He is complete and He all works together with himself. And then the three closer to the worshipers is who God is to us. So there's He is creator God, He is faithful. And He is just so trying to figure out how, how to best represent those things has been a lot of, a lot more planning, I guess. [00:10:14] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah. That makes sense. And, you know, I would think it's a lot different creating a piece of art, quote-unquote, has a higher purpose then. You know, there's absolutely nothing wrong with creating a super whimsical mosaic, right? But there's a totally different level of responsibility, I feel like? [00:10:33] Hannah Biggs: Yes. [00:10:34] Lindsey Dinneen: Right? That you kind of feel when you're doing something like that. So that's, that's cool. Like, I'm so glad that you spent the time and, you know, and did your research clearly and dug in and weren't just like, "here's the thing." And, you know, I think it's cool what you did, so that's awesome. But I know that you, that's not where you stopped. So can you tell us about, what's kind of exciting next for you in this realm? [00:11:03] Hannah Biggs: So, I joined a shop. There's a little-- I don't know if art collective art shop-- is the right term right here in Cedarville called Wanderlust. And-- a bunch of artists gives the wrong impression, although not on this podcast-- they're, they're makers of things. So there's, I believe there's 10 of us right now. You know, there's, there's a lady who does like honey and homegrown tea and there's me and I have my mosaics, but I also have my comic books and scripture coloring pages there. And there's a lady who does jewelry and the, the whole point of the shop is that all of the things there are unique. They're homemade and they're local to us in Ohio. And it's like, there's, there's all sorts of crazy cool stuff there. And none of the, none of the artists compete. So like I come in bringing all of my following and they bring their following and we all joined together and we are all part owners in the shop. So basically all I have to do every month is pay rent and I can have as much or as little art there as I want. And like me simply being there benefits everyone else and everyone else being their benefits me. It's, it's been really great. [00:12:29] Lindsey Dinneen: That's awesome. And that's such a cool concept too. And like you said, you can, you can all bring your following, so to speak, your fans, but then, then they get the opportunity to see everybody else's work and vice versa. So it's a great way to expand your audience and people you wouldn't ordinarily get in front of necessarily without spending an arm and a leg and advertising or whatever it is. So that's great. And you touched on something that I would absolutely love to delve into more. So you talked about your coloring books, so please share all about that and what it's like to publish something like that. And I mean, what an endeavor. [00:13:05] Hannah Biggs: So they're, they're not, they're not like published, published. They're, they're, self-published. [00:13:09] Lindsey Dinneen: Still! [00:13:10] Hannah Biggs: It's still really cool. [00:13:11] Lindsey Dinneen: It's still real, like you have this physical product you created it in your hands. It's still super cool. [00:13:16] Hannah Biggs: So I've always wanted to do in October where you have the 31 prompts put out by Jake Parker and you draw something every day and then you ink it and it's done. But the first year I tried it, the word list was amazing and it had like dragon and legendary. And I forget what the other one was, but like adventure words. And then it had things like coat and snow and cold, and I'm like, "Well, clearly this is an adventure that happened in winter." Like, there's a story half written, but I'm not very good at writing stories. So I asked my husband, "Okay. We could somehow loosely tie the words together and like make a, make a story and just have like one picture per page and like one sentence per page, no big deal." And he comes back to me with like people talking for the first day and I'm like, " Is this a comic? Am I drawing a comic book?" And he was like, "Sure, why not?" There was not a lot of forethought that went into this, the first one anyway. But it was so much fun and it's a hilarious story. And you basically, what I ended up with was a coloring, a comic book that you can color yourself. So, you know, you can buy a comic book and you also get a coloring book. And when you're done with it, you have a comic book that's all colored in your favorite colors with lots of cute little animals doing crazy things on an adventure with treasure and dragons. [00:14:54] Lindsey Dinneen: Awesome. [00:14:55] Hannah Biggs: And then the following year, a good friend of mine-- she writes, she writes short stories and I gave her the prompt list and within four hours she had like a fully written out story for me. [00:15:09] Lindsey Dinneen: Wow. [00:15:09] Hannah Biggs: So that one's, that one's a lot more cohesive-- a little, a little less fanatic, but it's still fun with a lot of great faces. Yeah. [00:15:19] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah. And I love that too, because you know, one of the things that I personally enjoy so much about the arts is the collaboration aspect, right? So you might not feel that either you're inspired to write something or that it's, you know, that that's maybe not your area of expertise or strength, but, but you have these other people that you know, that that is great for them and, you know, maybe they don't draw. And so to put these things together is always so cool. I just, I love the collaborative nature of arts and how one thing complements the other. So that's super cool. Well, awesome. And so those are also for sale at that shop, if people are interested in purchasing those or any of your work, do you also have a way for them to do so online? Say if they're not local or how to connect with you? [00:16:12] Hannah Biggs: Yes. They can either do it through the Wanderlust Cedarville page or through my Broken and Made New page on Facebook. [00:16:20] Lindsey Dinneen: Awesome. Well, I'm curious, are there any particular stories that come to mind of these really impactful moments to remember when it comes to the arts? Either maybe you witnessed an art form or experience that really moved you, or you even witnessed somebody else witnessing your own art. And that it was some moment to remember, like, does, does anything come to mind as far as that goes? [00:16:47] Hannah Biggs: I mean, anytime someone would come in and see the Revelation mosaic in process or afterwards, that's always been really cool to watch, because again, I know it's not me that they're excited about. I know it's that they're seeing a little tiny piece of the beauty of God. But I think the most impactful experience I have ever had with art was actually at an Orthodox church. My sister-in-law and her husband are Greek Orthodox. Let me back up. When I went to college at Spring Arbor University in Michigan, I took a bunch of classes, like Bible classes. And for one of them, we had to experience worship in some other form, other than the traditional like Baptist church. And a group of people wanted to try an Orthodox church. And there was a Russian Orthodox church nearby. And I went with them and it like on the outside, it was this like little white barn in the middle of absolutely nowhere. [00:17:57] And I walked in and it was so beautiful. You could feel, like tangibly feel, the holiness of God and, and how much they revered Him. That's not something you get in a regular church or, I mean, the kind of church that I go to, it's much more practical. But like they had this like lush red carpet and icons on every single wall with like the gold borders and rich colors and detailing the life of Christ and the like notable stories from the Bible. And at the front of the chapel there were these--they have some special name for them-- but they're, they're almost like the dressing curtains like the, the metal ones that you stand up and you get dressed behind. I'm forgetting the name of them, but they're all made out of gold intertwined. And like, it was just gorgeous. [00:19:06] So that was my first experience with an Orthodox church. And that one was a Russian one and they're a little bit more on the conservative side where like all the women wear head coverings and stuff. But it like that in itself made a really big impact on me. And I was talking with my sister-in-law and her husband about Easter in the Orthodox tradition, and they told me that they do the 40 days of Lent. And that their Good Friday service is really important. And so I went to a Good Friday service here in Ohio. And you, you walk in and everyone is dressed in black ,and colors are a really big deal to me. And, you know, so that already sets the tone and the church's kind of dark. And as they're going through the service, at one point the priest and some of the elders or whatever their official titles are, they pick up this shroud that represents the body of Christ and somebody is waving incense and the, the priest is holding the Bible and these people, there's four of them holding the shroud and they start walking down the side aisle of the church and everyone is singing this really solemn hymn. [00:20:34] And we walk out of the church and we're walking around the parking lot and I just suddenly saw, "Wait a minute, everyone's dressed in black and there's like pallbearers and the body of Christ and like, oh my goodness. I'm at a real funeral." Like they're not messing around here. Like Jesus died. And like, it just hit me, like Good Friday has never hit me before. But then they, the pallbearers stand on either side of the doorway to go back into the church. And they hold the shroud above their heads and you have to pass under the body of Christ in order to get back into the church, which was really cool. And then once everyone came back inside and sat down, the pallbearers bring the shroud in and they lay the body of Christ, the shroud, on the alter, like they're putting him in the tomb and then it's done. Like the service ends and you have to go home. And like, I just started weeping. Like He died and I have to leave. Like, I don't want to leave. Like I want to wait for Easter. Yeah. [00:21:49] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah. [00:21:50] Hannah Biggs: Pictures are important. [00:21:52] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah. Well, and I mean, obviously that spoke to you in a completely different way 'cause it was, it was so immersive that it was almost like you were experiencing it firsthand versus reading about it. And that of course makes an impact, but not as if you were experiencing it. So that's amazing. Oh, wow. Plus, I mean, I, I definitely relate to the churches that are more Orthodox or, you know, in Europe, for instance, there's so many of these gorgeous, just stunning architecture and there is a difference. Like you walk into them and I mean, I suppose your brain could go two ways, right? It could be either like, "Oh my gosh, it's so lavish." Or you could go, "Okay. But this is honoring the majesty of God the way that they have chosen to decorate it and you know who He is." And that's a really cool thing that they do care so much that they put so much into, you know, the beauty and the majesty of the church. So yeah, I can totally relate to that. That's, that's really powerful. That's really cool. Well, thank you for sharing that. That was a fantastic story. I do have a couple questions that I would love to ask you about art. So my first question is, what would change would you like to see in the art world? So that can be super broad or super specific based on your own experience. But if there's one change that you could see happen in the art world, what change would you love to see? [00:23:29] Hannah Biggs: Wow. I have no idea. I guess probably more along the lines of what we were just talking about, where art is in the church, more like all art in all of its forms. [00:23:46] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah, yeah, absolutely. And then is there something arts related that you've always wanted to try, but haven't yet either because of life circumstances or because maybe it would take another layer of courage, but you want to do it someday? [00:24:06] Hannah Biggs: Does just started to try count? [00:24:09] Lindsey Dinneen: Sure. [00:24:10] Hannah Biggs: I just started learning to play the cello. [00:24:12] Lindsey Dinneen: That's awesome. [00:24:13] Hannah Biggs: I wanted to do that since I was eight. It's going to be a really long process. [00:24:17] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah, that's awesome. Congrats. I mean, that's, that's so cool that you're picking that up. I love it. And then my final question is, at the end of your life, what's the one art related experience you would want to experience again for the last time? [00:24:35] Hannah Biggs: Wow. I have no idea. I'm hoping to have a lot of art experiences between now and then. As you experience art, you take your own life experience into it with you and so the art that I see now is very different than the art I see as a child, even if it's the same exact piece, because I carry all of my life experience with me into understanding it. And my guess is that as I get older and experience art, I will appreciate it more than I'm currently appreciating art. And I will be more excited to see those pieces again, because they will mean more to me then than anything means to me right now, but I could be wrong. [00:25:31] Lindsey Dinneen: Well, I absolutely love that answer. That was very thoughtful. And I think you're right. I think you're absolutely right. The way that we view art from even one year to the next can change radically based on our life in that year. Yeah, I love that. That's such a great perspective. Well, Hannah, this has been an absolute pleasure to have you as my guest. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you for what you contribute to the world. I love the fact that you are fully engaging in multiple different art mediums and bring beauty and a little glimpse of divinity into the world. I think that that's really special and impactful. So thanks for doing that. And, and thanks for being here. This has been great. [00:26:20] Hannah Biggs: Oh, thank you. I'm, I had a lot of fun. There, there was one other thing that's part of the shop that you might want to know about. So I have been redoing the third through sixth grade book for Awana. And so I have been doing scripture coloring pages that are geared more towards older people. And that might be getting for real published at some point next year. [00:26:46] Lindsey Dinneen: Sneak peak, everyone! You heard it here first. That is super cool. Well, goodness, I can't wait to learn about that journey and how all that goes, but how cool. Congrats, that's just super exciting. [00:27:00] Hannah Biggs: And some of those are available at the, at the shop. [00:27:03] Lindsey Dinneen: Great. That's very, very cool. Well, thanks again so much for being here and thank you so much to everyone who has listened to this episode. And if you are feeling as inspired as I am right now, I'd love if you would share this with a friend or two and we will catch you next time. [00:27:24] If you have a story to share with us, we would love that so much. And I hope your day has been Artfully Told.
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Before we go into today's podcast, I would like to let you know that this is a prophetic word from the Lord and it's addressing where the majority of people are right now, and where many others have been. I've also been prompted by the Holy Spirit to begin sharing with you several near-death experiences that I have had in past years as well as a few truly humbling and powerful supernatural events with the Lord that were not at all something I asked for nor expected. I would like to ask you to please take the time to listen to this specific podcast as well as the next two or three. The stories I will be sharing will not only move your heart to joyful tears, but also stir courage and hope! At the end of this Podcast, there is a Spontaneous Prophetic Song of the Lord that flows with the prophetic Word you will hear beforehand. Please sit back and enter into worship and listen to what the Holy Spirit of God would sing over you in this time. God Hears All - God Sees All - God Will Not Fail You “A Word And a Song From the Heart of the Father” By Mary Lindow through the Holy Spirit As the days begin to change and the seasons take their course, so am I also beginning to adjust the path you have been treading out. “I have been keeping track of all of your sorrows, Collecting them and all of your tears in a bottle. I have written down your tearful sorrows… …In My journal.” Psalm 56:8 MANY HAVE PASSED YOU BY ON THE ROAD OF SORROW THAT YOU HAVE HAD TO BEAR, too busy to stop and comfort, too concerned about what others might think of your condition. Others are only focused on their own forms of grief and have yet to learn to comfort others in their weariness and tiredness. I HAVE ENCOURAGED ALL OF YOU WHEN OTHERS ARE HAPPY, BE HAPPY WITH THEM! If they are sad, share their sorrow. (Romans 12:15) Even the Samaritan, one least likely to reach out, stopped and cared for the man battered, hurt and sorrowful left on the road. Many who claim spiritual piety and goodness, turn their heads and hearts when they see another brother or sister aching in sorrow or tragedy. Let it not be heard about you my child in the heavenly realm, that you protected your own comforts or your own position and turned away from a brother or sister in their prolonged agony. I HAVE BEEN TESTING THE HEARTS OF MANY WHO LAY CLAIM TO A WILLINGNESS TO DO ANYTHING I ASK OF THEM, but sadly then “pass on the other side" in order to avoid involvement with what "appears to be" one who is struggling or failing. As you do to others, so in your time of need will it be done to you! I YOUR FAITHFUL REDEEMER HAVE HEARD THE HEART WRENCHING CRIES FROM YOUR PRAYERS, and I am even now giving you strength and empowerment to stay firm and continue to believe that I will restore all to you that has been shattered, stolen, or shamed! "It is God who gives us, along with you, t he ability to stand firm for Christ has commissioned us. He anointed us!" -2 Corinthians 1:21 I HAVE ANOINTED YOU EVEN IN THIS SEASON OF SORROW! And I will bring a fresh and pure expression of Godly living and giving into the earth through those we who see that they are being prepared as good Samaritans and who themselves are also being cared for by others who require nothing in repayment. Many are hearing my voice calling to them to bring relief to those who have been faithful in obeying my voice but have been persecuted heavily for doing so! OBEY MY COMMAND QUICKLY! ACT NOW! Bless them, help them heal, providing for them like I would! You will be greatly rewarded for this effort. “As you give them even a cup of cold water in my name, You have done it for Me!” - Matthew 10:42 As you have been faithful to believe that I have better plans and a better way than the schemes of men, Very soon I will wipe away your bitter tears and despair. You have begun to understand what it is to fellowship with My sufferings! In the days ahead, you will also share in the first fruits of harvest. "God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful." -1 Corinthians 1:9 COME JUST A LITTLE NEARER TO MY HEART NOW. THE NIGHT IS NEARLY OVER. You will see that the time of sorrow and weeping will pass, and a breaking through into the greater plan for you is in motion. I have been into the future for I AM all that you will need. YOUR ONE SIMPLE ACT OF OBEDIENCE SETS INTO MOTION WAVES OF MY REDEMPTIVE GRACE AND PURE HOLY CLEANSING. The Nations are waiting for those who will only speak out of clean motives and pure hearts. I have prepared you for this time in the earth and I will fulfill all I have planned concerning you. ENTER IN BY HUMBLING YOURSELF FURTHER BY DOING SIMPLE ACTS OF MERCY AND SELFLESS GIVING. Remaining anointed… … Even in times of sorrow. The spontaneous prophetic music and lyrics that you are about to listen to were not edited in any way and were left just as they originally were expressed. You are hearing the prophetic words and music exactly as they were recorded and might even hear my voice falter at times because of the strong presence of God touching me as well while recording. Those who stood faithful in intercession while I recorded made it like heaven on earth as they bathed the studio in the beauty of prayer and in the honoring of the Presence of the Lord. May the Heavenly Father sing and rejoice over you as you sit back and listen! “Heaven is Watching You” Prophetic Song of the Lord Duplication and sharing of this message is welcomed as long as the complete message, podcast location and website information for Mary Lindow is included. Thank You! 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Movie "Sully: Miracle on the Hudson" - Commentary by David Hoffmeister - Weekly Online Movie Workshopfrom Davids commentary:"To live in the miracle, we need to learn to live the love in our hearts without relying on the five senses because the ego made the world, and the ego made the five senses. Truth is one, and if anybody tells you, about the five-fold truth. Say no truth is one; there's only one love, one light, one source, one God, and one experience of heaven. There are not multiple heavens. You don't go through five gates, and you don't go into the five experiences. You go into love, into Oneness. Because our experiences in this world have blocked us from the light, we are blind to the truth.Jesus was telling me yesterday, "not one thing in this world is true." Oh, okay. That's why you say it's a world of illusions because not one thing is true. That fits with Lesson number one, "nothing I see means anything." So we're going for a vast experience, and we need a lot of faith. We need faith in the Holy Spirit to take us there, and that's what we're going to do today." Enjoy David's commentary on the movie "Sully: Miracle on the Hudson"You can watch the introduction to the movie on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ARYwJXcPpooIf you want to know more about Living Miracle and David Hoffmeister and upcoming events, look here: https://circle.livingmiraclescenter.org/events.The movie workshop was recorded Saturday, November 27, 2021, in Chapala, Mexico.
Because God is ALWAYS in our presence, we should ALWAYS "be real." In today's teaching, Pastor Sof, uses Psalm 139 to explain to us what it really means to "be real." After hearing today's teaching, you'll be able to ask (and then answer) yourself if you are being "Real". If you'd like to join us, please visit us at 4218 Boston Ave. Lubbock Texas. You can also call us at (806) 799-2227, email us at email@example.com, or visit us online at CalvaryChapelLubbock.church. Please feel free to let us know about your walk with Jesus, and if you'd like to donate to help us bring the Gospel to the world, just click on the donate button on our website.
Slideshow for this message is available Introduction John 13-14 Well, open your Bible's to John chapter 14. When I was in high school my parents took us up the Pudget sound to go sailing. My uncle knew a guy who knew a guy who knew a guy who was ‘really good' - one of those confidence inducing relationships. So we set out and the wind was stiff but we were nicely protected by this large peninsula that was jutting out into the open water. Everything was going great until we lost the shelter of that peninsula. As soon as we hit the open water, within a matter of seconds, the full blast of the high winds of the pudget sound hit our sails at a sharp right angle to our boat and we were catapulted sideways. The blast was so hard we all fell to the deck and grabbed anything we could to hang on. And I remember watching the sail lean over so far, they dipping into the water. We were just hanging on for dear life and I thought, “Oh great we've capsized in the middle of the ocean. No boat can recover from this position.” The sails of our boat were literally laying on the surface of the water. But then to my absolute astonishment this boat that was laying almost perpendicular to the water slowly righted itself. It just stood straight back up. And then the sails filled again and it capsized a second time. And then a third time. But every time the sails emptied, it stood straight back up. In the sailing world, this is called a knock over. That was my introduction to the concept of ballast. Every sailing boat has this giant amount of weight that is positioned deep down in the boat, often times many feet beneath the surface at the bottom of the keel. When that boat is perfectly vertical, the ballast is doing nothing. But as soon as to boat begins to tip the force of the ballast begins to counter the force of the sails. And the more it tips, the more the ballast kicks in. Without the ballast the ship would be super top heavy and it was just instantly fall over, even without wind. But with ballast the vessel can actually leverage and harness the wind's energy. Well, today we want to talk about a spiritual ballast available to us that allows us to counter tremendous environmental storms that might come our way and even leverage those storms for good purposes. The Christian has access to a stabilizing force that keeps us from being tipped over by the trials and storms and difficulties of life and even catapults us forward in the direction of God's kingdom. Today's message is all about the way to add that ballast to your soul so that you will not be shaken. The Context Remember, in John 14, Jesus is in the upper room with his disciples. And Jesus was letting them know about a serious impending spiritual storm. There was a category five hurricane about ready to bear down on them. And Jesus, knowing this storm was looming, was doing everything he could to pour ballast into the hull of their souls. He was just dumping heavy rocks in as fast as he could to stabilize his disciples for what he knew was coming. And what was coming? Do you remember from last week? Jesus predicts that Peter's faith is about to shatter. Peter is banging on his chest saying, “Lord, I'll die for you!” And Jesus looks Peter in the eye and says, “Will you? Will you die for me?” Before the rooster crows you will deny me three times. Your faith is about to shatter like a pane of glass. Your confidence is unfounded. And I'm sure all the disciples look at one another and say to themselves, if Peter's faith is about to shatter, what does that mean for the rest of us? There's all this uncertainty and this cloud of doubt gets kicked up. They are profoundly upset. And rightly so. Jesus is going to die. Jesus keeps alluding to it. There's a storm coming that is going to bear down on them. They will lose all bearings. Their sails will dump into the sea. Every single one of these disciples is going to suffer a horrible death as followers of Jesus. It will seem like their is no hope, like they will certainly perish, like there is no possible way for them to survive. People don't survive when they are capsized like this. But there's this ballast that just hangs and pulls and it makes them ultimately untippable. The wind is howling, the sails empty, and then out of the grave of that suffering, they rise. So what is this ballast that the Christian possesses? We are going to see what it is, how to get it, why it's wonderful and how you can know it's true. Let's start with what it is. What's the ballast? When things are hard, the one thing you need is hope. Hope changes everything. Hope is ballast. A person can suffer almost anything if there is hope. If there is a reason for the suffering, we can endure. If there is an end of the suffering we can make it. And so Jesus says, "Yes, you are about get blasted by this hurricane. But here's what I want you to think about. I want the glory of this thought, the weight of this idea to stabilize you. Here's a truth so weighty it will pull you up out of that storm and cause you to rise against all odds. There's one phrase in here that makes all the difference in the world, “I will come again.” That one phrase creates HOPE. The Navy Seals are famously known for their slogan, “No One Left Behind” which means that if you are captured behind enemy lines your team is going to come back for you. Someone out there is thinking about you, someone is planning your escape, someone will rescue you. That single piece of information makes all the difference. You may be captured. You may be imprisoned. You may be tortured. But know this. We are coming for you. The core promise here in John 14 is identical. Jesus simply says, “I'm coming for you to take you home.” Yes, you might suffer a terrible illness. Yes, you might be persecuted for the name of Christ. You might suffer marginalization, beatings, imprisonments, torture. But know this: Jesus Christ is coming to take you home. That is such simple concept and yet so incredibly profound. In my father's house are many rooms. There's a place for you that I've prepared and I'm coming. Now, one quick note regarding translations. The KJV is an excellent translation of the Bible and it has served and still marvelously serves millions of people. There are a few places where the King James Translation is really sticky and this is one of them. The King James translates this, “In my father's house are many mansions.” How many of you have that translation in your head? That's the version in my head. The word mansion brings to mind giant estates with pools and beach-side houses. Well that's definitely not the idea here. You have to remember the KJV is an old translation. It was originally translated in 1611 (410 years old) and the English language has changed a lot since then. The Greek word translated mansions is the word μοναὶ, (plural of μονή) which simply means dwelling place (room). The latin word mansio comes from this Greek word. And then our English word comes from the Latin word. When it was originally translated mansion literally meant room. It didn't have the meaning it did today. So you are a translator of the KJV in 1611. And you come to this verse, “In my father's house are many _______.” You have two or three really good options. You could choose dwelling place, room, or mansion. All of them basically mean the same thing. Why not choose the word that is a derivative of the original? So that's what they did. That makes sense. But of course the word has changed a lot since then. Now, there's actually another word in English we get from the Greek Word. It's our word mason. A mason is one who builds dwellings of stone. The homes built with stone were permanent dwellings. Jesus is saying, I go to prepare for you a room, but one made of stone (so to speak), a eternal dwelling place. This is the core of the promise. We all seek a place to dwell, permanently. Those of you who know me, know I love to work with my hands. I love projects. But if I'm going to do something I want to do it once. I don't want to come back years later and have to do it again. And therefore my dream in life is to retire and quarry out large stones and build a castle. Whoever built this is my hero. It's amazing. Hundreds and hundreds of years old and it's still standing. There's a permanence that just sings to your heart, doesn't it? Our houses are made of sticks of wood. If your sprinklers get on the siding it just rots away in a few years. How lame is that? Answer: very lame. We want something permanent. If it's not permanent then there's insecurity. If you are living under a bridge, that's pretty insecure. You could upgrade to a hotel. But that's still not too secure. You could upgrade to an apartment. But even an apartment has less security than a home. But even a home that is really owned by the bank is less secure than a home that's owned by you. Which of these does your heart long for. Your heart longs for a permanent place. A place where you can dwell forever. This points to something deep in us. When Jesus say, “I go to prepare a place for you.” He's referencing this deep longing we all have for permanence. What's the ballast of the Christian? There's a permanent, eternal place for you. Long for it as you may, this world CANNOT provide it. But Jesus can! Jesus is coming to take you to that permanent place! Well that sounds great! How do we get there? When you read the text, initially, there's this sense of exhilaration. Sweet! I can't wait to have my castle in the sky. When do I get my place? That's not it. We discover that that can't be what he's talking about. This arresting realization comes via a surprising stipulation. There's a disturbing disclaimer. If you want a permanent place you have to go on this very narrow way. If you are on the way, you get the place. If you aren't on the way you'll never get to the place. Christianity is a very exclusive religion. Jesus does not say, "I am going to prepare a place for everyone." That place is only prepared for those who are on the way. Now what do we mean when we say that Jesus is the way? When we talk about a way, implied is a destination. There's one and only one route that can be followed to reach that destination - that is the way. When you get on I-84, where are you headed? It depends on which way you go - East or West. You might end up in Portland or Miami. That's a pretty big difference. Let's say you start going East. That's part of the way. But that's not enough. Going East might land you in Miami but it also might end you up in NYC. You make a decision about a few hundred miles down the road that determines that. Every intersection represents a decision point and therefore a different way. After every decision the possible destinations narrow. If you want a specific beach in Florida, then eventually you have to go through this narrow little draw gate. And you pay your fee and have to squeeze through that parking gate and there's spikes on the road so it admits traffic in one direction. There's ONLY one way. This is Jesus' picture of salvation. Matthew 7 The point Jesus is making in John 14 is that the way and the destination is one and the same. The reason that Jesus is the only way to the place is that he is the place. It's like saying the way to enjoy coffee is by drinking coffee. Jesus is the way to the place because Jesus is the place. Hasn't that been the whole point of all the I Am statements? I am the bread of life. I am living waters I am the the light of the world I am the vine You want life? light? sustenance? It's in me. Well, if that's the case that Jesus is the place, that the destination is Jesus, why does he have to go away to prepare it? Why does he have to go away to prepare a place if he is the place. The place is prepared already, right? Great observation. This is absolutely correct. The place is ready for us but we are not ready for the place. Jesus' departure is His preparing of us for the place. Think about it. This has to be the interpretation especially from what you know of John's style. Jesus is not going to heaven as if heaven doesn't have enough room and he's got to start a remodeling project. That's goofy. That can't possibly be what is meant. In the context, it is the going itself, via the cross and resurrection, that prepares the place for us. It's the going that makes the way. It's the going that prepares the way. Without him going to the cross their can be no way. You see, we cannot enter that place. We are unfit. We are unclean. Our muddy feet have no place in that kingdom. But it's the cross that makes the way available. The author of Hebrews makes this point explicit. He's talking about this problem of sin in the Old Covenant. In the OT sin created this barrier between men and God and so there was this veil that separated. We need God but if we get close to God we die. Our sin makes us unfit. And so there was this whole sacrificial system which allowed men to approach God through the blood of sacrifice. But then Jesus came and made a way for us to approach God because he took away our sin. Hebrews 10 The way is through his flesh. Do you see that it is Jesus' departure via the cross, that creates the way, that makes the way to the place. That is the narrow gate. It is through the flesh of Jesus that we enter into God. Listen, if you are not on that way and want to get on it, then here's what you do. Believe that Jesus is the way. Believe that Christ died for your sins. Place your faith in Jesus Christ and then be baptized. That's what you need to do. Believe and be baptized. Right now, place your faith in Christ and then come find me afterwards and say, “I just placed my faith in Jesus and I want to be baptized.” And then we are going to celebrate with you. Right church? Jesus says, the reason the place is wonderful is that the Father is there which, for the disciples, should feel very familiar to them. You see it here again. I am the place. You want to get to heaven and behold the glory of God. I am the glory of God. I am the place. Know me, and you know the father. Now, this is unsatisfactory to Philip. You can see the wheels in his head turning. He doesn't like this answer. He says: Philip gets a lot of flack for this but Philip is being reasonable. He was right in recognizing that when he was looking at Jesus, he wasn't seeing what Moses saw on top of the mountain. He wasn't seeing what Isaiah saw in the chapter 6 where the whole temple shook with the glory of the Lord. It wasn't the shakina glory. There is something missing. And that is exactly what Philip is asking for. So why is he being rebuked here by Jesus? Because Philip wasn't aware of the problem. Yes, Philip, that's the goal. I want to show you all my glory. I want to show you the unveiled version. But you are in no condition for that unveiled blast. Do you even remember Moses? Do you even understand what was necessary for him to see just the backside of me? He had to be hid in the cleft of the rock? You want to see the glory of God and not be incinerated? You want to see the father? You think you are in a better condition than Moses? You too need to be hid in a cleft. I am the cleft. I am the veil that right now is keeping you from being consumed. Behind me is the Father. If the glory of my father would come out of me it would destroy you. I am shielding you from instant death by glory. I and the Father are one. You want to see the Father? Hide yourself in me. Now you will see, one day with unveiled faces. How? If you want to go to see the glory of the Father, then I must go and prepare a way. I must go and the VEIL of my flesh must be torn in two so that through my torn flesh you can now enter with UNVEILED faces. The point of heaven is behold the unveiled glory of God. The reason heavent is awesome is because God is. God is the end. God is the point. God is the supreme finale. It's begins and ends with him. Why did we take time to correct the KJV translation of mansions? It's not because we are trying to say that heaven won't be full of mansions. There will be mansions. Just read the description of the New Jerusalem in Revelation. Streets of gold, a sea of crystal, gates of pearls. Whatever that's referencing, it's painting the picture of opulence like we've never known. So why fuss about the translation. Because the point of the John 14 is that you are going to love heaven not because of the 5 star accommodations. You are going to love heaven because of who is there. Our desires ultimately point us to the unveiled GLORY of the Father who accepts us in Christ. That's our ballast. That makes us untippable. No storm can tip a Christian who has that as their hope. Now one final point. Now Philip is saying, that sounds crazy. How can you be God? How can the glory of the Father on Mt Sinai be the same as you, this normal human standing in front of me? What's the answer. I'm not normal. You see the miracles point to something. Our entire faith hinges on the reality of miracles. A lot of people try to find natural explanations for miracles as if they are doing God a favor in doing that. We don't want people to think that Christians are a bunch of crazies so we are trying to sterilize all these miracles. But they are actually doing the opposite. Would you have confidence that Jesus was the Son of God, that he was actually God incarante if all he did was heal people of headaches. The claim is giant. The claim cannot be believed unless there is something significant to back it. Here were people who traveled closely with Jesus and of anyone who was in the position to be a whistle blower it would be these guys. And yet Jesus looks them straight in the eye and says, if you don't believe me, believe the miracles. Healing blind people, watching withered hands grow, raising people from the death. Let the miracles do the talking. The logic is pretty tight. Whoever can do miracles like this has a right to speak for God. And what is this God-man saying? In my father's house are many rooms. I go to prepare a place for you. And I will come again. Advent Introduction Now, as in right now, advent begins. We all want a place of permanence. We all want a home. And during the Christmas season we celebrate how God made a WAY for us to be with the Father in that home. This sermon is the last in our series on John for the year and also the first in our advent series. Jesus Christ came to earth to make a way for us to have a home in heaven. And so for the next several weeks we are going to look at the way to our home. What is a home? It's not a house. It's not less than that, but it's more than that. A home is a place where you're totally accepted. Home is a place where you can be yourself. You can be you. The decorations match you. The music is you. The lighting is you. The food is you. It has your chair. You can be you and you are accepted. It's the place that fits you. That's home. Home is the place that by merely being in it, it gives you life. As good as your earthly home is, it's got problems, the biggest of which is it's not permanent. You will die. You're true home, the thing your heart longs for is heaven. But…. and this is significant, the whole problem is that you can't be you in the presence of God. Heaven is the source of life and if you tried to go there, your life would be snuffed out in a second. Your not fit for the presence of God. You see this is what Christmas is all about. It's offering you a way. It's about the gift of life, it's offering a way to experience that life of God. Our theme for the year is LIFE in his love. The purpose of the book of love is that we might believe and have LIFE in his name. For the next three weeks we will pause from our series in John and enter into our Christmas series entitled, “Unto us, a LIFE is Given.” It's a play on words. The next three messages will play off the three meanings contained in that title. Unto us a life is given. We've also put together an advent booklet that goes along with these themes and Trent is going to walk us through how to use it.
In this episode of Aww Shift Podcast, we have invited Trey Taylor, CEO of Taylor Insurance Services, Managing Director of trinity | blue, Consulting & Founding Partner of Ascend Partners, Keynote Speaker, and Author of the book “A CEO Only Does Three Things: Finding Your Focus in the C-Suite.” Trey believes that most CEO focuses only on leadership—but he says otherwise. Today, Trey talks about the three things CEOs of the modern world should focus on to succeed in their business and life endeavors. [04:34] Why should we listen to you? You will listen to me because I will ask your questions to find out who you are. I believe that we are all created in three different dimensions – intellectual, emotional, and identity “I AM” dimensions. Those three dimensions are the things I will dissect to see what's within you. [14:38] 1st Focus: Culture Culture is the ethical environment in which you live, work, and play. The amalgamation of agreements between you and your employees makes in governing your interactions with each other. Culture is the values that you share and express with the people. [17:41] Everyone has a culture, whether intentional or not. Most CEOs have their eyebrows raised when I talk to them about this. And often, they would realize how culture is an important factor in their businesses. [18:50] 2nd Focus: People How do you find the right people, get them on board, and keep them? Sometimes, having the right culture means having a different slate of people, and it becomes a really hard thing for CEOs to do. Ensure that you have a robust recruitment and retention process to keep the right people at your grasp. [22:34] 3rd Focus: Numbers The job of the CEO is to set the agenda. Ensure what you are tracking and achieving according to the things you are important in the business, achieving them with the right people, and being transparent with them. [26:50] What promise did God make to the world when He created you? I have a purpose statement of helping people see the greatness of them and live with it together with their families. Key Quotes: [06:29 – 06:39] “Our job as a listen is not to make people feel heard. That is only the byproduct. What we do is having the active work of understanding them as a person and how they fit in the universe.” [19:09 – 19:14] “Sometimes, there's people in your life that maybe you didn't seek out but they are there anyway.” Learn more about Trey Taylor: Website: Executive Coaching | – TRINITY BLUE (trinity-blue.com) LinkedIn: Trey Taylor, J.D. | LinkedIn Twitter: Trey Taylor (@TreyTaylorCEO) / Twitter Facebook: Trey Taylor - Home | Facebook Instagram: Trey Taylor (@ceotreytaylor) • Instagram photos and videos Buy his book on Amazon: Amazon.com: A CEO Only Does Three Things: Finding Your Focus in the C-Suite eBook: Taylor, Trey: Kindle Store
Episode topic is on discovering the power of who you really are. Notes taken from a book called "I AM" by Howard Falco. I dicuss how it has made an impact on me and go through a few of the major points in the book. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/overcominglife/support
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Scripture For Today: 1 Corinthians 11:5“But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is the same as having her head shaved.”Using Your Prayers Like A Sniper Uses a Bullet pt 5We have been talking these past few days about “Using your prayers like a sniper uses a bullet.” Yesterday, I left off with a description of the “armor of God” and how it applies to YOU being Spiritually prepared to engage and destroy the enemy… The point I wanted to make, but we just ran out of time yesterday, is this… YOUR WORDS MATTER. But your words ONLY matter when they are lined up with God's Word ON the matter. You cannot say one thing and mean another. You cannot claim one thing and then deny it in the next breath. You need to be “the same, coming and going out!” You cannot claim one thing in church and something else when you're confronted with the world. It will not work For example, if you have a pain in your back that is stopping you from doing things you want to do – you can do two things… 1. You can claim the promises in the Word concerning healing. Concerning taking authority over your body and keeping it under subjection. Concerning claiming that Jesus bore your pain on that cross so you don't have to. Concerning taking authority over the pain and COMMANDING (not requesting – commanding) that pain leave your body because it does not have your permission to be there! 2. You can claim all of that and then walk outside and someone sees you and asks, “How ya' doing brother (or sister)?” And you go talking about your bad back! You just negated the whole thing! You just told that person, the devil, the angels and Jesus Himself that you did not believe the prayer and words you spoke! The devil just turns to Jesus and says, “I told you so…” And there is nothing Jesus can do… you gave the devil authority over that situation with your negative words! “Well, what should I say brother Bob? The pain is real and I'm hurting bad…?” You lay hold of the word of God. You start quoting scripture at that pain, the devil behind the pain and at the devil himself! Something along the lines of, “I tell you one thing – this pain that has been in my back is gone in the name of Jesus. I'm not moved by what I see or what I feel. I'm only moved by God's Holy Word and in His Word it says, “By His Stripes, I was healed.” So if I was healed that means I'm healed now. Praise God! I give no devil, no demon and no spirit of pain ANY authority to be in my body! My body is the Temple of the Holy Ghost and pain has no right to be there. I declare, in the Name of Jesus, that HIS WORD is true, not the lies of the devil. Praise God! I AM healed, in Jesus Mighty Name. In fact, I'm so healed right now, I want to lay hands on YOU and impart some of this anointing that's on me to YOU – praise God! I've gotten a double portion because I know in my heart that I AM HEALED and now I'm putting ACTION with my Faith and I'll pray for you or anyone else that needs healing…Glory to God!" You get to doing things like that – no demon from hell will want to be anywhere around you. Amen! Praise GOD! Ok, I'm out of time. I pray you got something out of this series. That is what I meant by “Using your prayers like a sniper uses a bullet!” Amen! Let's Pray! Please subscribe to this podcast, leave us a quick 5 star review on Apple Podcasts to help us grow and be sure to visit our website for more information on our ministry: https://podcastersforchrist.com/ (https://podcastersforchrist.com). And while you are at the website, download the free resource I have for you… it is free and is called, “How to Start a Christian Podcast.” It will bless you – go and download it today. You can also WATCH these session on our Facebook Playlist at this...
I was asked the question this week: “If you're not all in, does it mean you shouldn't be doing it?” This is what I say… A lot of times “should” shows up as a future excuse. It also says, “I'm interested, but not committed.” OR… “I'm doing this for other reasons besides my true heart's desire.” It's like saying that ALL IN happens by chance, divine intervention, or destiny. But… YOU get to decide what you're doing and why you're doing it. So, my answer includes a few questions... A: Why are you “shoulding” on yourself? B: Have you ever considered that maybe “ALL IN” didn't necessarily come as a result of the circumstances, but instead, “ALL IN” CREATES the circumstances. C: What does ALL IN look like, really…and what are you ALL IN to? D. Why are you doing IT if you're NOT ALL IN? Can you relate to this? If so, then... Ask yourself: Is it about circumstance or commitment? If you're waiting for circumstance to give you power for your commitment, you're not going to find it. Why? Because, your commitment creates your circumstances. Got it? In order to be ALL IN to anything, you must... -Know your WHY. Why are you doing what you're doing? Your WHY must be bigger than your WHY NOT. FEAR can also play a role in keeping you from doing what you say you desire to do. - Stay connected to your BIG WHY. -Identify your FEAR, which can become your big WHY NOT. - Be honest with yourself and others. Is your commitment based on a decision, or is your decision based on a commitment? Decisions based on the commitments to your BIG WHY are the ones that are ALL IN. What is your heart crying out? What is it saying to you? What is it (are you) yearning for? - Stop saying you're ALL IN to what you're NOT ALL IN to… - Stop saying you “should be”… - Simply focus in on what your heart is leading and guiding you to. AND… - Follow it. Follow it ALL IN to wherever it's leading you. This is a DISCOVERY. It's an ADVENTURE in discovery. There's nothing greater than being ALL IN! I'M GOING IN. I AM in. ARE YOU? Please grab your SACRED S.O.L. D.A.T.E. JOURNAL (Daily Action To Engage yourself.) TODAY'S SACRED S.O.L. STEP: Take a look at your life right now — at anything that you keep saying you want to do…or "I'm gonna do that"…but for whatever reason, you're NOT ALL IN. Begin to write in your journal about it. Allow your heart to show and tell you. To lead you into truth about why you're not doing it. And more importantly, WHAT you really desire to do…and WHY. Hey, are you willing and — right here and now — to go ALL IN? Make that commitment today, my dear. I promise you. You'll have the adventure of a lifetime. Thank you for being here, and allowing me to Sip On Life with you. If you've been feeling like you're stuck, overwhelmed, or perhaps you still feel like you're drowning in your life, please don't hesitate to reach out. YOU ARE NOT ALONE... Request a FREE copy of my best-selling book, Date Yourself Well — The Best-Selling 12 Engagements Of Becoming The Great Lover Of Your Life (all you'll pay for is shipping.) www.dateyourselfwell.com If you've received value from the podcast, please let me know. I'd LOVE to hear from you — please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org AND PLEASE TELL YOUR BESTIES AND INVITE THEM TO SIP ON LIFE WITH US. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @doctorshannon! See you there... And learn about an incredible opportunity for a select sacred group of 25 women who are ready and willing to RISE UP AND BE THE WOMAN. If you've been feeling like you're stuck, overwhelmed, or perhaps you still feel like you're drowning, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'd be more than happy to schedule a Discovery Call with you to see if Healing Life Coaching is a good fit for you. Email me at email@example.com Come over to the WOMEN SIPPING ON LIFE S.O.L. 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Watch a real attitude of gratitude with Meisha Robinson. A social entrepreneur committed to generating innovative and impactful changes in organizations and communities. With more than 15 years of brand management and marketing strategy experience, she transitioned out of her career and into a life of social impact. Meisha is also the founder and CEO of hope of I AM ... Read More The post Attitude of Gratitude with Meisha Robinson | MFM 110 RADIO SHOW WSIC 105.9FM #86 appeared first on Tracy Alston | Optimize Your Mental Performance.
What You Need to Know is China is silencing CNN! China is censoring CNN because of the tennis player, Peng Shuai, who claimed she was assaulted by a senior communist official. China blocks CNN's signal to prevent reporting about tennis star. The world was outraged and concerned after China censored her and no one had heard from her. China then had Peng record a video and write a public statement “show” she was fine. Looks more like a hostage situation! This has the potential for being a big problem for the Chinese Regime. Melanie Kirkpatrick, author, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, former deputy editor of The WSJ's editorial page, shares her new book Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience. Melanie gives a history on the celebration of Thanksgiving and the research behind the book. Check out her website — MelanieKirkpatrick.com. Dr. Ted Malloch, author, historian, businessman, and professor, talks about two of his recent articles — ‘I Am a Communist' & Boycotting the Genocide Games. Dr. Malloch explains that we need to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China because we should not let China rule us. Check out his website — TedMalloch.com. Wrap up: Noah Dingley, producer for the #ProAmericaReport, talks about Ed's stellar guests and how you can listen to all the episodes on EdMartinLive.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Love is the only song I know. It's stuck in my head. On loop AS my Heart. This Divine tune harmonizes my life, carries me, lifts me, sings me, frees me. It 's on repeat so "I" won't have to. This life is successful. "You are the Source of my strength. You are the Strength of my life. I lift my hands in total praise to you." - Total Praise, Richard Smallwood Total Praise by Sunday Choir"God respects me when I work, He loves me when I sing.” - Tagore"There's an ancient Peace you carry in your Heart and have not lost." - ACIM"Someone may be wonderingWhen we sing our songAt times we may be cryingAnd nothing's even wrong… I sing because I'm happy (I sing)I sing because I'm free (His eye's on)His eye's on the sparrow (that's the reason)That's the reason why I sing… Glory, hallelujah (You're the reason)You're the reason why I sing (come on, say glory)Glory, hallelujah (thank you Jesus)You're the reason why I sing." - Kirk Franklin, Why We SingToday's Practice:Choose a song that points you to the present, always 'on', inner worshipping. Allow it to get stuck in your head, tuning you to Joy, replacing your thoughts, replacing the object of worship, replacing even you... leaving only This. Live today as This atmosphere of worship. This is the song stuck in my head, on loop in my heart-- the Mahamantra ( at the 13:45 min mark is the rhythm I sing and chant in constantly). There's places in India where this mantra has gone on non-stop for centuries. People show up and sing in shifts!Wherever you're singing, whatever you're singing, know that I Am (t)here, singing, too. Worshipping, too. Praising, too. Loving, too. Knowing that the lover, the loving, and the one loved are One. We are that One Love. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 114 Psalm 114 (Listen) Tremble at the Presence of the Lord 114 When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,2 Judah became his sanctuary, Israel his dominion. 3 The sea looked and fled; Jordan turned back.4 The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs. 5 What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back?6 O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs? 7 Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,8 who turns the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of water. (ESV) Pentateuch and History: 2 Kings 22 2 Kings 22 (Listen) Josiah Reigns in Judah 22 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jedidah the daughter of Adaiah of Bozkath. 2 And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD and walked in all the way of David his father, and he did not turn aside to the right or to the left. Josiah Repairs the Temple 3 In the eighteenth year of King Josiah, the king sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, son of Meshullam, the secretary, to the house of the LORD, saying, 4 “Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may count the money that has been brought into the house of the LORD, which the keepers of the threshold have collected from the people. 5 And let it be given into the hand of the workmen who have the oversight of the house of the LORD, and let them give it to the workmen who are at the house of the LORD, repairing the house 6 (that is, to the carpenters, and to the builders, and to the masons), and let them use it for buying timber and quarried stone to repair the house. 7 But no accounting shall be asked from them for the money that is delivered into their hand, for they deal honestly.” Hilkiah Finds the Book of the Law 8 And Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the LORD.” And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it. 9 And Shaphan the secretary came to the king, and reported to the king, “Your servants have emptied out the money that was found in the house and have delivered it into the hand of the workmen who have the oversight of the house of the LORD.” 10 Then Shaphan the secretary told the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read it before the king. 11 When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his clothes. 12 And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Micaiah, and Shaphan the secretary, and Asaiah the king's servant, saying, 13 “Go, inquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that has been found. For great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us.” 14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asaiah went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe (now she lived in Jerusalem in the Second Quarter), and they talked with her. 15 And she said to them, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: ‘Tell the man who sent you to me, 16 Thus says the LORD, Behold, I will bring disaster upon this place and upon its inhabitants, all the words of the book that the king of Judah has read. 17 Because they have forsaken me and have made offerings to other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the work of their hands, therefore my wrath will be kindled against this place, and it will not be quenched. 18 But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the LORD, thus shall you say to him, Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Regarding the words that you have heard, 19 because your heart was penitent, and you humbled yourself before the LORD, when you heard how I spoke against this place and against its inhabitants, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and you have torn your clothes and wept before me, I also have heard you, declares the LORD. 20 Therefore, behold, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace, and your eyes shall not see all the disaster that I will bring upon this place.'” And they brought back word to the king. (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Isaiah 13–14 Isaiah 13–14 (Listen) The Judgment of Babylon 13 The oracle concerning Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw. 2 On a bare hill raise a signal; cry aloud to them; wave the hand for them to enter the gates of the nobles.3 I myself have commanded my consecrated ones, and have summoned my mighty men to execute my anger, my proudly exulting ones.1 4 The sound of a tumult is on the mountains as of a great multitude! The sound of an uproar of kingdoms, of nations gathering together! The LORD of hosts is mustering a host for battle.5 They come from a distant land, from the end of the heavens, the LORD and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.2 6 Wail, for the day of the LORD is near; as destruction from the Almighty3 it will come!7 Therefore all hands will be feeble, and every human heart will melt.8 They will be dismayed: pangs and agony will seize them; they will be in anguish like a woman in labor. They will look aghast at one another; their faces will be aflame. 9 Behold, the day of the LORD comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger, to make the land a desolation and to destroy its sinners from it.10 For the stars of the heavens and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be dark at its rising, and the moon will not shed its light.11 I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant, and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.12 I will make people more rare than fine gold, and mankind than the gold of Ophir.13 Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place, at the wrath of the LORD of hosts in the day of his fierce anger.14 And like a hunted gazelle, or like sheep with none to gather them, each will turn to his own people, and each will flee to his own land.15 Whoever is found will be thrust through, and whoever is caught will fall by the sword.16 Their infants will be dashed in pieces before their eyes; their houses will be plundered and their wives ravished. 17 Behold, I am stirring up the Medes against them, who have no regard for silver and do not delight in gold.18 Their bows will slaughter4 the young men; they will have no mercy on the fruit of the womb; their eyes will not pity children.19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the splendor and pomp of the Chaldeans, will be like Sodom and Gomorrah when God overthrew them.20 It will never be inhabited or lived in for all generations; no Arab will pitch his tent there; no shepherds will make their flocks lie down there.21 But wild animals will lie down there, and their houses will be full of howling creatures; there ostriches5 will dwell, and there wild goats will dance.22 Hyenas6 will cry in its towers, and jackals in the pleasant palaces; its time is close at hand and its days will not be prolonged. The Restoration of Jacob 14 For the LORD will have compassion on Jacob and will again choose Israel, and will set them in their own land, and sojourners will join them and will attach themselves to the house of Jacob. 2 And the peoples will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them in the LORD's land as male and female slaves.7 They will take captive those who were their captors, and rule over those who oppressed them. Israel's Remnant Taunts Babylon 3 When the LORD has given you rest from your pain and turmoil and the hard service with which you were made to serve, 4 you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon: “How the oppressor has ceased, the insolent fury8 ceased!5 The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of rulers,6 that struck the peoples in wrath with unceasing blows, that ruled the nations in anger with unrelenting persecution.7 The whole earth is at rest and quiet; they break forth into singing.8 The cypresses rejoice at you, the cedars of Lebanon, saying, ‘Since you were laid low, no woodcutter comes up against us.'9 Sheol beneath is stirred up to meet you when you come; it rouses the shades to greet you, all who were leaders of the earth; it raises from their thrones all who were kings of the nations.10 All of them will answer and say to you: ‘You too have become as weak as we! You have become like us!'11 Your pomp is brought down to Sheol, the sound of your harps; maggots are laid as a bed beneath you, and worms are your covers. 12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!13 You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north;914 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.'15 But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit.16 Those who see you will stare at you and ponder over you: ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms,17 who made the world like a desert and overthrew its cities, who did not let his prisoners go home?'18 All the kings of the nations lie in glory, each in his own tomb;1019 but you are cast out, away from your grave, like a loathed branch, clothed with the slain, those pierced by the sword, who go down to the stones of the pit, like a dead body trampled underfoot.20 You will not be joined with them in burial, because you have destroyed your land, you have slain your people. “May the offspring of evildoers nevermore be named!21 Prepare slaughter for his sons because of the guilt of their fathers, lest they rise and possess the earth, and fill the face of the world with cities.” 22 “I will rise up against them,” declares the LORD of hosts, “and will cut off from Babylon name and remnant, descendants and posterity,” declares the LORD. 23 “And I will make it a possession of the hedgehog,11 and pools of water, and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction,” declares the LORD of hosts. An Oracle Concerning Assyria 24 The LORD of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand,25 that I will break the Assyrian in my land, and on my mountains trample him underfoot; and his yoke shall depart from them, and his burden from their shoulder.” 26 This is the purpose that is purposed concerning the whole earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations.27 For the LORD of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back? An Oracle Concerning Philistia 28 In the year that King Ahaz died came this oracle: 29 Rejoice not, O Philistia, all of you, that the rod that struck you is broken, for from the serpent's root will come forth an adder, and its fruit will be a flying fiery serpent.30 And the firstborn of the poor will graze, and the needy lie down in safety; but I will kill your root with famine, and your remnant it will slay.31 Wail, O gate; cry out, O city; melt in fear, O Philistia, all of you! For smoke comes out of the north, and there is no straggler in his ranks. 32 What will one answer the messengers of the nation? “The LORD has founded Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people find refuge.” Footnotes  13:3 Or those who exult in my majesty  13:5 Or earth; also verse 9  13:6 The Hebrew words for destruction and almighty sound alike  13:18 Hebrew dash in pieces  13:21 Or owls  13:22 Or foxes  14:2 Or servants  14:4 Dead Sea Scroll (compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate); the meaning of the word in the Masoretic Text is uncertain  14:13 Or in the remote parts of Zaphon  14:18 Hebrew house  14:23 Possibly porcupine, or owl (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: John 15:1–17 John 15:1–17 (Listen) I Am the True Vine 15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. 9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
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For thousands of years, people have tried to answer the question, “Who is God?” It's a monumental question, and one that even people of faith still grapple with. We learn a lot about God by reading the Bible and through prayer, but how can we begin to really know Him? Darlene Brock and Julie Bender chat with Christian Bevere to discuss what it means to be a son or daughter of God and how to grasp who God is, according to who He says He is. Christian details the ways that God shows up in our lives and acts as our defender. If you've ever desired to have a bigger picture of what God looks like, we encourage you to give this episode a listen. Christian Bevere is one of the founding members of Sons & Daughters, a global movement geared toward helping young adults find adventure and purpose in their Creator. In addition to her work with Sons & Daughters, Christian is a wife, a designer and a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur. You can follow Christian on Instagram @mrschristianbevere, or at Sons & Daughters TV. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, Grit and Grace Life may earn a small commission. Quote of the episode: “God's not a genie in a bottle. But he provides for me the way a father does." —Christian Bevere Resources: Sons & Daughters' new book, "I AM" Be sure to follow us on social media! Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest #gritandgracelife
Michael Flynn recently recited one of their prayers. But the I AM Cult goes all the way back to the 70s and beyond — thanks to theosophist Helena Blavatsky. It also has early links to fascism and was the central belief system behind the "ascended masters" trend. We cover the movement, from the myth of Saint Germain to Guy & Edna Ballard. Our guest is QAA attorney Allie Mezei, who recently attended a service by one of the branches of the I AM cult. ↓↓↓↓ SUBSCRIBE FOR $5 A MONTH SO YOU DON'T MISS THE SECOND WEEKLY EPISODE ↓↓↓↓ https://www.patreon.com/QAnonAnonymous Follow Allie Mezei: http://twitter.com/pinealdecalcify Our first QAA records release: 'Hikikomori Lake' by Nick Sena is available to listen for free at http://qaarecords.bandcamp.com (12 original tracks) QAA Merch / Join the Discord Community / Find the Lost Episodes / Etc: https://qanonanonymous.com Episode music by ENOFA (https://doomchakratapes.bandcamp.com/album/enofa-paxanimi)
This beautiful and simple guidance is for everyone. Mooji points us to the affirmation 'I Am'—our pure presence before connecting to activity or intention. We are invited to simply rest in our own being. “'I Am' is not a verb. It's a direct reference and affirmation of the Self, not the person. It is the beingness. That which is of God. Take a little time to sit in this field of stillness, consciously.” 28 October 2021 Monte Sahaja, Portugal ~ If you would like to support the sharing of Satsang, you can donate here: https://mooji.org/donate #Mooji #satsang #spirituality #advaita #nonduality #awakening
https://wholesoul.wpengine.com/donate/In Mind Body Spirit Fitness Episode #15, Marie Mohler and Jonathan William talk about connecting with the Breath of Life, the I AM Presence, Meditation, and Tapping into Something More inside us. Themes in this discussion include the Art of Creating Bridges between our Heart, Mind, Body, & Soul, being a Driver of your Vehicle, Ego Awareness and Heart Led Living, the 3 Components of the Breath, insights from Jonathan's book Pyramid of Presence, and more. Thank you for joining us! This is a beautiful conversation that anchors and reflects the many positive blessings and benefits of cultivating and creating these Bridges of Connection between our Hearts and our Minds in these times. Please Like, Subscribe, and Share with your Social Media Networks and Friends! Please visit us at: https://www.wholesoulschoolandfoundation.org Please donate to support our Good Vibes Broadcasting Mission and Projects:https://give.cornerstone.cc/wholesoulschoolandfoundationYou can purchase inspiring WSSF apparel to wear and gift to others:https://www.bonfire.com/store/whole-soul-school-and-foundation/To contact us, please send an email to:firstname.lastname@example.orgFor more information, inspiration, and service offerings by Jonathan William, please visit:Website: alchemicalaccelerations.com Email: email@example.com Facebook: JW Alchemical Instagram- jwalchemicalFor more inspiration offerings by Lacy Frazer and Marie Mohler, please visit:https://www.wholesoulsmastery.com For more information about Marie Mohler's Blog and her Soul Reading Services, please visit: https://www.frequencywriter.com or email her directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org Additionally, you can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Check out the following links. Twitter:https://twitter.com/SchoolWholeFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/wholesoulschoolInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/wholesoulschool/Buzzsprout:http://www.wholesoulschoolandfoundation.buzzsprout.comSpotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/0mqvqQdalV4KR1UR5EbPvjApple iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/whole-soul-school-and-foundation/id1450850339iHeart Radio:https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-whole-soul-school-and-foun-43072257/Google Play Music:https://play.google.com/music/listenLogin and Search ~ Whole Soul School and FoundationThanks for watching!***Disclaimer***None of the authors, contributors, administrators, or anyone else connected with Whole Soul School and Foundation, in any way whatsoever, can be responsible for your use of the information or conversations contained in our podcasts, blogs, products, or linked to our website.Additionally, the author and contributors to Whole Soul School and Foundation's projects, podcasts, blogs, and website materials assume no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this site. The information is provided on an “as is” basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.Support the show (https://wholesoulschoolandfoundation.org/donate/)
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/222/29 We know that God is referred to by many descriptive names in the Bible. But some of the most familiar ones are the least understood. Join Dr. Tony Evans as he explores one of them and digs into seven different meanings of the name, I Am.
Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 113 Psalm 113 (Listen) Who Is like the Lord Our God? 113 Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD! 2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore!3 From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised! 4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens!5 Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high,6 who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?7 He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap,8 to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people.9 He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD! (ESV) Pentateuch and History: 2 Kings 21 2 Kings 21 (Listen) Manasseh Reigns in Judah 21 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hephzibah. 2 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to the despicable practices of the nations whom the LORD drove out before the people of Israel. 3 For he rebuilt the high places that Hezekiah his father had destroyed, and he erected altars for Baal and made an Asherah, as Ahab king of Israel had done, and worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. 4 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, “In Jerusalem will I put my name.” 5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. 6 And he burned his son as an offering1 and used fortune-telling and omens and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger. 7 And the carved image of Asherah that he had made he set in the house of which the LORD said to David and to Solomon his son, “In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my name forever. 8 And I will not cause the feet of Israel to wander anymore out of the land that I gave to their fathers, if only they will be careful to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the Law that my servant Moses commanded them.” 9 But they did not listen, and Manasseh led them astray to do more evil than the nations had done whom the LORD destroyed before the people of Israel. Manasseh's Idolatry Denounced 10 And the LORD said by his servants the prophets, 11 “Because Manasseh king of Judah has committed these abominations and has done things more evil than all that the Amorites did, who were before him, and has made Judah also to sin with his idols, 12 therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Behold, I am bringing upon Jerusalem and Judah such disaster2 that the ears of everyone who hears of it will tingle. 13 And I will stretch over Jerusalem the measuring line of Samaria, and the plumb line of the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down. 14 And I will forsake the remnant of my heritage and give them into the hand of their enemies, and they shall become a prey and a spoil to all their enemies, 15 because they have done what is evil in my sight and have provoked me to anger, since the day their fathers came out of Egypt, even to this day.” 16 Moreover, Manasseh shed very much innocent blood, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another, besides the sin that he made Judah to sin so that they did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. 17 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh and all that he did, and the sin that he committed, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 18 And Manasseh slept with his fathers and was buried in the garden of his house, in the garden of Uzza, and Amon his son reigned in his place. Amon Reigns in Judah 19 Amon was twenty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Meshullemeth the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah. 20 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, as Manasseh his father had done. 21 He walked in all the way in which his father walked and served the idols that his father served and worshiped them. 22 He abandoned the LORD, the God of his fathers, and did not walk in the way of the LORD. 23 And the servants of Amon conspired against him and put the king to death in his house. 24 But the people of the land struck down all those who had conspired against King Amon, and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his place. 25 Now the rest of the acts of Amon that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 26 And he was buried in his tomb in the garden of Uzza, and Josiah his son reigned in his place. Footnotes  21:6 Hebrew made his son pass through the fire  21:12 Or evil (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Isaiah 11–12 Isaiah 11–12 (Listen) The Righteous Reign of the Branch 11 There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.2 And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.3 And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear,4 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.5 Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins. 6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them.7 The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.8 The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den.9 They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea. 10 In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious. 11 In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of his people, from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush,1 from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the coastlands of the sea. 12 He will raise a signal for the nations and will assemble the banished of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.13 The jealousy of Ephraim shall depart, and those who harass Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not be jealous of Judah, and Judah shall not harass Ephraim.14 But they shall swoop down on the shoulder of the Philistines in the west, and together they shall plunder the people of the east. They shall put out their hand against Edom and Moab, and the Ammonites shall obey them.15 And the LORD will utterly destroy2 the tongue of the Sea of Egypt, and will wave his hand over the River3 with his scorching breath,4 and strike it into seven channels, and he will lead people across in sandals.16 And there will be a highway from Assyria for the remnant that remains of his people, as there was for Israel when they came up from the land of Egypt. The Lord Is My Strength and My Song 12 You5 will say in that day: “I will give thanks to you, O LORD, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me. 2 “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD6 is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” 3 With joy you7 will draw water from the wells of salvation. 4 And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. 5 “Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known8 in all the earth.6 Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your9 midst is the Holy One of Israel.” Footnotes  11:11 Probably Nubia  11:15 Hebrew devote to destruction  11:15 That is, the Euphrates  11:15 Or wind  12:1 The Hebrew for you is singular in verse 1  12:2 Hebrew for Yah, the Lord  12:3 The Hebrew for you is plural in verses 3, 4  12:5 Or this is made known  12:6 The Hebrew for your in verse 6 is singular, referring to the inhabitant of Zion (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: John 14 John 14 (Listen) I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life 14 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God;1 believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?2 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.”3 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also.4 From now on you do know him and have seen him.” 8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father'? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves. 12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me5 anything in my name, I will do it. Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit 15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper,6 to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be7 in you. 18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21 Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” 22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?” 23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me. 25 “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. 28 You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me, 31 but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here. Footnotes  14:1 Or You believe in God  14:2 Or In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you  14:4 Some manuscripts Where I am going you know, and the way you know  14:7 Or If you know me, you will know my Father also, or If you have known me, you will know my Father also  14:14 Some manuscripts omit me  14:16 Or Advocate, or Counselor; also 14:26; 15:26; 16:7  14:17 Some manuscripts and is (ESV)
Movie "Sweet November" - Commentary by David Hoffmeister - Weekly Online Movie WorkshopTo meet my brother without a past. If you can experience this today, your life will be the most joyful, happy, vibrant life, beyond anything you can imagine, because when you can meet your brother without the past, you meet in the present moment where truth is found. In the Bible, Jesus says, take the stranger in. It doesn't mean you should be inviting people off the street to live in your house. It's another way of saying take the strange ego belief system into the light of your heart, and it will disappear, and you'll realize that there is only love. There has always only been love. Enjoy David's commentary on the lovely and very beautifully movie "Sweet November."You can watch the introduction to the movie on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BrGx4EpQMqY.If you want to know more about Living Miracle and David Hoffmeister and upcoming events, look here: https://circle.livingmiraclescenter.org/events.The movie workshop was recorded Saturday, November 20, 2021, in Chapala, Mexico.
The creatives behind the film, I Am, Jerry Hoffman, and Stella Flicker sit down virtually to talk to Luis about their film. Become a Patron: www.patreon.com/thenerdcorps Visit our website! www.thenerdcorps.com We have merch! Support the nerds by buying a piece of merch! https://teespring.com/stores/the-nerd-corps Join our official Facebook group for nerd discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/thenerdcorps Follow us on Twitter! www.twitter.com/thenerdcorps_ Follow us on Instagram! www.instagram.com/thenerdcorps Logo done by Alex Almeida, follow her to see her work www.twitter.com/Zans_Zone Intro by Nikki SilentUschi, email her for business inquiries at email@example.com Theme music by https://moamanofaction.bandcamp.com/album/fall-sampler https://www.twitter.com/circuitbird --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thenerdcorps/support
Do you know what it means to "follow" Jesus? Due to social media, in today's society, the word "follow" means to simply press a button and "become a fan" of someone. But to "Follow Jesus" means something totally different. "Following Jesus" means to read and study the Word of God, and apply what we learn from the Word of God to our every day lives; to love people in the same manner that Jesus loves people. So, do you "follow" Jesus, or do you "Follow Jesus"? If you'd like to join us, please visit us at 4218 Boston Ave. Lubbock Texas. You can also call us at (806) 799-2227, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us online at CalvaryChapelLubbock.church. Please feel free to let us know about your walk with Jesus, and if you'd like to donate to help us bring the Gospel to the world, just click on the donate button on our website.
This week, Pastor Ricky shares why we all need a shepherd. Because this week's "I AM" statement is tough for us to understand in today's culture. So listen to the third installment of the ALWAYS series to rejoice in the Good Shepherd's provision of salvation and guidance in your life!
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/222/29 When Moses asked God what name he should use to describe who sent him, the answer was, I Am. Join Dr. Tony Evans as he explains why that simple answer really isn't so simple at all and talks about the incredible significance packed into it.
Love is saying, "I Am always in communion with you. Once I take a hold of your hand, I never let go, even when you let go of mine.”(Krishna Das quoting Maharajjii) Listen to THIS EPISODE if you haven't yet (further elaboration on the Thread of Love that was woven through this episode, as well). "The Lord of the UniverseWhen we praise Him, He is here.When we forget Him, He is here.When we die, He is here.All this takes place inside the theatre of God, His Divine play.But he remains in a secret place, where few find him as He really is.He I call my Father, beyond gender, beyond form, beyond name.Though he appears through many forms, He is the single one, indefinable.Not one particle of the universal consciousness, or the forms of the elements, known to us, or not known to us can exist apart from Him.He alone exists.Shout Hallelujah to the Truth.Praise be to God!"Mooji"Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you." - Isaiah 49:15Today' Practice:Listen to THIS EPISODE if you haven't (about the Thread). Stay aware AS the Thread of Love today. Become aware of thoughts as knots on that Thread. But notice how the knots don't negate the thread. You're still Love, even when thoughts are present. You're still Love even when anger is present. You're still Love even when excitement, anxiety, or fear are present. Stay aware that God is with you. Stay aware of God AS you. Stay aware AS the Thread, today. I Love you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 109 Psalm 109 (Listen) Help Me, O Lord My God To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 109 Be not silent, O God of my praise!2 For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.3 They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause.4 In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer.15 So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love. 6 Appoint a wicked man against him; let an accuser stand at his right hand.7 When he is tried, let him come forth guilty; let his prayer be counted as sin!8 May his days be few; may another take his office!9 May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow!10 May his children wander about and beg, seeking food far from the ruins they inhabit!11 May the creditor seize all that he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil!12 Let there be none to extend kindness to him, nor any to pity his fatherless children!13 May his posterity be cut off; may his name be blotted out in the second generation!14 May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out!15 Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth! 16 For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted, to put them to death.17 He loved to curse; let curses come2 upon him! He did not delight in blessing; may it be far3 from him!18 He clothed himself with cursing as his coat; may it soak4 into his body like water, like oil into his bones!19 May it be like a garment that he wraps around him, like a belt that he puts on every day!20 May this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD, of those who speak evil against my life! 21 But you, O GOD my Lord, deal on my behalf for your name's sake; because your steadfast love is good, deliver me!22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is stricken within me.23 I am gone like a shadow at evening; I am shaken off like a locust.24 My knees are weak through fasting; my body has become gaunt, with no fat.25 I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they wag their heads. 26 Help me, O LORD my God! Save me according to your steadfast love!27 Let them know that this is your hand; you, O LORD, have done it!28 Let them curse, but you will bless! They arise and are put to shame, but your servant will be glad!29 May my accusers be clothed with dishonor; may they be wrapped in their own shame as in a cloak! 30 With my mouth I will give great thanks to the LORD; I will praise him in the midst of the throng.31 For he stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save him from those who condemn his soul to death. Footnotes  109:4 Hebrew but I am prayer  109:17 Revocalization; Masoretic Text curses have come  109:17 Revocalization; Masoretic Text it is far  109:18 Revocalization; Masoretic Text it has soaked (ESV) Pentateuch and History: 2 Kings 17:24–41 2 Kings 17:24–41 (Listen) Assyria Resettles Samaria 24 And the king of Assyria brought people from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the people of Israel. And they took possession of Samaria and lived in its cities. 25 And at the beginning of their dwelling there, they did not fear the LORD. Therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which killed some of them. 26 So the king of Assyria was told, “The nations that you have carried away and placed in the cities of Samaria do not know the law of the god of the land. Therefore he has sent lions among them, and behold, they are killing them, because they do not know the law of the god of the land.” 27 Then the king of Assyria commanded, “Send there one of the priests whom you carried away from there, and let him1 go and dwell there and teach them the law of the god of the land.” 28 So one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and lived in Bethel and taught them how they should fear the LORD. 29 But every nation still made gods of its own and put them in the shrines of the high places that the Samaritans had made, every nation in the cities in which they lived. 30 The men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, the men of Cuth made Nergal, the men of Hamath made Ashima, 31 and the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim. 32 They also feared the LORD and appointed from among themselves all sorts of people as priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the shrines of the high places. 33 So they feared the LORD but also served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away. 34 To this day they do according to the former manner. They do not fear the LORD, and they do not follow the statutes or the rules or the law or the commandment that the LORD commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel. 35 The LORD made a covenant with them and commanded them, “You shall not fear other gods or bow yourselves to them or serve them or sacrifice to them, 36 but you shall fear the LORD, who brought you out of the land of Egypt with great power and with an outstretched arm. You shall bow yourselves to him, and to him you shall sacrifice. 37 And the statutes and the rules and the law and the commandment that he wrote for you, you shall always be careful to do. You shall not fear other gods, 38 and you shall not forget the covenant that I have made with you. You shall not fear other gods, 39 but you shall fear the LORD your God, and he will deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.” 40 However, they would not listen, but they did according to their former manner. 41 So these nations feared the LORD and also served their carved images. Their children did likewise, and their children's children—as their fathers did, so they do to this day. Footnotes  17:27 Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew them (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Isaiah 6 Isaiah 6 (Listen) Isaiah's Vision of the Lord 6 In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train1 of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”2 4 And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 5 And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!” 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.” Isaiah's Commission from the Lord 8 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” 9 And he said, “Go, and say to this people: “‘Keep on hearing,3 but do not understand; keep on seeing,4 but do not perceive.'10 Make the heart of this people dull,5 and their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.”11 Then I said, “How long, O Lord?” And he said: “Until cities lie waste without inhabitant, and houses without people, and the land is a desolate waste,12 and the LORD removes people far away, and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.13 And though a tenth remain in it, it will be burned6 again, like a terebinth or an oak, whose stump remains when it is felled.” The holy seed7 is its stump. Footnotes  6:1 Or hem  6:3 Or may his glory fill the whole earth  6:9 Or Hear indeed  6:9 Or see indeed  6:10 Hebrew fat  6:13 Or purged  6:13 Or offspring (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: John 11:1–54 John 11:1–54 (Listen) The Death of Lazarus 11 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. 3 So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” 4 But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” 5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So, when he heard that Lazarus1 was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. 7 Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” 8 The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” 9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. 10 But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” 11 After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” 12 The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” 13 Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. 14 Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, 15 and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” 16 So Thomas, called the Twin,2 said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” I Am the Resurrection and the Life 17 Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. 18 Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles3 off, 19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. 20 So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house. 21 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.4 Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” 27 She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.” Jesus Weeps 28 When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying in private, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.” 29 And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him. 30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him. 31 When the Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there. 32 Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved5 in his spirit and greatly troubled. 34 And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” 35 Jesus wept. 36 So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” 37 But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?” Jesus Raises Lazarus 38 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days.” 40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?” 41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.” 43 When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” 44 The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.” The Plot to Kill Jesus 45 Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him, 46 but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered the council and said, “What are we to do? For this man performs many signs. 48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.” 49 But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all. 50 Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.” 51 He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, 52 and not for the nation only, but also to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. 53 So from that day on they made plans to put him to death. 54 Jesus therefore no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there to the region near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim, and there he stayed with the disciples. Footnotes  11:6 Greek he; also verse 17  11:16 Greek Didymus  11:18 Greek fifteen stadia; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters  11:25 Some manuscripts omit and the life  11:33 Or was indignant; also verse 38 (ESV)
Continuing our talks on Work questions and answers, in this podcast we continue sharing a dialogue between Russell and one of his students, about remorse of conscience, the amazing results of unification, the I-Am exercise - either said silently - or out loud with a special twist, doing things intentionally, learning how not to hate, and freedom ‘from the moment' versus identification ‘with the moment.' The transcript, as well as any diagrams for this podcast, can be found on the podcast episode page here. Our new 520 page hardback, entitled The Blueprint of Consciousness, is now available for order and study - an 8 day journey to awakening with exercises to work on being, and seven chapters explaining the diatonic nature of the universe, with an ultimate exercise to objectively awaken. Available here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thedogteachings/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thedogteachings/support
Jesus will never be all you need until Jesus is all you have. In this next installment of “Give Me Jesus,” Pastor Tony begins part one of the 7 “I Am” statements of Jesus. This week we will learn that Jesus didn't come into the world mainly to give bread but to be bread.
We're here!! This is what we've all been waiting for!! Our NEW Wednesday night series called "A Heart Devoted to God (A Study of the Book of Psalms)" has begun!! So join us, as Pastor Ben delivers the Word of God, verse by verse, in a very inspiring way. Feel what King David, and the other psalmists felt while writing these beautiful prayers, that we can relate to today in 2021, and see how we can apply them to our lives. If you'd like to join us, please visit us at 4218 Boston Ave. Lubbock Texas. You can also call us at (806) 799-2227, email us at email@example.com, or visit us online at CalvaryChapelLubbock.church. Please feel free to let us know about your walk with Jesus. Also, if you'd like to donate to help us bring the Gospel to the world, just click on the donate button on our website.
Welcome to Tulsa Talks presented by Tulsa Regional Chamber. I'm your host Tim Landes.Through my writings for TulsaPeople, I often get to share stories of people from all walks of life. For the past two years I wrote a monthly piece called I Am. I've shared the stories of Tulsans who are trans, blind, gay, Buddhist, and the list goes on. If you're a longtime listener to this podcast, you've heard a wide range of guests in conversation.I love how diverse our city is. Diverse people offer diverse ideas. We're not all supposed to share the same views or beliefs, but we should be able to live together successfully. That's what makes a community and makes it thrive. The reason I'm talking so much about diversity is because my guest on this episode is Jonathan Long, Tulsa Regional Chamber's new VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.As you'll hear Jonathan is passionate about his work and understands what we need to do to keep growing in a positive way and why DEI is so important for future success. Jonathan talks about the easy steps every Tulsan can take whether as an individual or business owner to grow your circles with more diversity and inclusion. He also discusses why it's important that we all continue to do measurable actions that go beyond making pledges or commitments to be better to ensure we have an optimal community full of thriving diversity. Not all the talk is about DEI. We also talked about why the 40 under 40 honoree chose to leave Wichita to come to Tulsa and what he's found that he loves since moving here this summer. I had a great time getting to know Jonathan and look forward to checking in down the road to see how we're all doing. Following my conversation with him, hear a new single from Beau Jennings and The Tigers. More on that later.OK, let's get this going. This is Tulsa Talks with Jonathan Long. Beau Jennings and the Tigers just released the EP “Feel the Sun.” They will celebrate it with a release party on Nov. 19 at Mercury Lounge. Speaking of the Merc, we twice highlight them in the November issue. It is among the best places to catch a show in Tulsa and they also have a new beer they partnered with Heirloom Rustic Ales to make.Beau has long been one of the staples of the Tulsa music scene, and if you catch him live you're guaranteed to have fun time. If you want to learn more about him visit his website at beaujennings.com and Facebook.com/beaujenningsok. And that's Beau spelled BEAU.And with that here is the EP title track, “Feel the Sun.”
Amy and Matt talk with NASCIO Executive Director, Doug Robinson, and Grant Thornton Principal for the Public Sector Advisory, Graeme Finley about the findings from the 2021 State CIO Survey. We discuss main takeaways, how they chose the title (and every title), how state CIOs are thinking about the pandemic a year and a half into it, emerging technologies, broadband, IAM, prognostications for 2022, favorite podcasts and what has kept each of them busy in 2021 outside of work.Survey link: https://www.nascio.org/resource-center/resources/the-2021-state-cio-survey/
Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 107 Psalm 107 (Listen) Book Five Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So 107 Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble13 and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. 4 Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in;5 hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.6 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.7 He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in.8 Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!9 For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things. 10 Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in affliction and in irons,11 for they had rebelled against the words of God, and spurned the counsel of the Most High.12 So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor; they fell down, with none to help.13 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and burst their bonds apart.15 Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!16 For he shatters the doors of bronze and cuts in two the bars of iron. 17 Some were fools through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities suffered affliction;18 they loathed any kind of food, and they drew near to the gates of death.19 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.20 He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.21 Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!22 And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of his deeds in songs of joy! 23 Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the great waters;24 they saw the deeds of the LORD, his wondrous works in the deep.25 For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea.26 They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths; their courage melted away in their evil plight;27 they reeled and staggered like drunken men and were at their wits' end.228 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.29 He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.30 Then they were glad that the waters3 were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.31 Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!32 Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders. 33 He turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into thirsty ground,34 a fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the evil of its inhabitants.35 He turns a desert into pools of water, a parched land into springs of water.36 And there he lets the hungry dwell, and they establish a city to live in;37 they sow fields and plant vineyards and get a fruitful yield.38 By his blessing they multiply greatly, and he does not let their livestock diminish. 39 When they are diminished and brought low through oppression, evil, and sorrow,40 he pours contempt on princes and makes them wander in trackless wastes;41 but he raises up the needy out of affliction and makes their families like flocks.42 The upright see it and are glad, and all wickedness shuts its mouth. 43 Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the LORD. Footnotes  107:2 Or from the hand of the foe  107:27 Hebrew and all their wisdom was swallowed up  107:30 Hebrew they (ESV) Pentateuch and History: 2 Kings 16 2 Kings 16 (Listen) Ahaz Reigns in Judah 16 In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, Ahaz the son of Jotham, king of Judah, began to reign. 2 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And he did not do what was right in the eyes of the LORD his God, as his father David had done, 3 but he walked in the way of the kings of Israel. He even burned his son as an offering,1 according to the despicable practices of the nations whom the LORD drove out before the people of Israel. 4 And he sacrificed and made offerings on the high places and on the hills and under every green tree. 5 Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, came up to wage war on Jerusalem, and they besieged Ahaz but could not conquer him. 6 At that time Rezin the king of Syria recovered Elath for Syria and drove the men of Judah from Elath, and the Edomites came to Elath, where they dwell to this day. 7 So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, saying, “I am your servant and your son. Come up and rescue me from the hand of the king of Syria and from the hand of the king of Israel, who are attacking me.” 8 Ahaz also took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD and in the treasures of the king's house and sent a present to the king of Assyria. 9 And the king of Assyria listened to him. The king of Assyria marched up against Damascus and took it, carrying its people captive to Kir, and he killed Rezin. 10 When King Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, he saw the altar that was at Damascus. And King Ahaz sent to Uriah the priest a model of the altar, and its pattern, exact in all its details. 11 And Uriah the priest built the altar; in accordance with all that King Ahaz had sent from Damascus, so Uriah the priest made it, before King Ahaz arrived from Damascus. 12 And when the king came from Damascus, the king viewed the altar. Then the king drew near to the altar and went up on it 13 and burned his burnt offering and his grain offering and poured his drink offering and threw the blood of his peace offerings on the altar. 14 And the bronze altar that was before the LORD he removed from the front of the house, from the place between his altar and the house of the LORD, and put it on the north side of his altar. 15 And King Ahaz commanded Uriah the priest, saying, “On the great altar burn the morning burnt offering and the evening grain offering and the king's burnt offering and his grain offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land, and their grain offering and their drink offering. And throw on it all the blood of the burnt offering and all the blood of the sacrifice, but the bronze altar shall be for me to inquire by.” 16 Uriah the priest did all this, as King Ahaz commanded. 17 And King Ahaz cut off the frames of the stands and removed the basin from them, and he took down the sea2 from off the bronze oxen that were under it and put it on a stone pedestal. 18 And the covered way for the Sabbath that had been built inside the house and the outer entrance for the king he caused to go around the house of the LORD, because of the king of Assyria. 19 Now the rest of the acts of Ahaz that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 20 And Ahaz slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, and Hezekiah his son reigned in his place. Footnotes  16:3 Or made his son pass through the fire  16:17 Compare 1 Kings 7:23 (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Isaiah 3–4 Isaiah 3–4 (Listen) Judgment on Judah and Jerusalem 3 For behold, the Lord GOD of hosts is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah support and supply,1 all support of bread, and all support of water;2 the mighty man and the soldier, the judge and the prophet, the diviner and the elder,3 the captain of fifty and the man of rank, the counselor and the skillful magician and the expert in charms.4 And I will make boys their princes, and infants2 shall rule over them.5 And the people will oppress one another, every one his fellow and every one his neighbor; the youth will be insolent to the elder, and the despised to the honorable. 6 For a man will take hold of his brother in the house of his father, saying: “You have a cloak; you shall be our leader, and this heap of ruins shall be under your rule”;7 in that day he will speak out, saying: “I will not be a healer;3 in my house there is neither bread nor cloak; you shall not make me leader of the people.”8 For Jerusalem has stumbled, and Judah has fallen, because their speech and their deeds are against the LORD, defying his glorious presence.4 9 For the look on their faces bears witness against them; they proclaim their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! For they have brought evil on themselves.10 Tell the righteous that it shall be well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.11 Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for what his hands have dealt out shall be done to him.12 My people—infants are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, your guides mislead you and they have swallowed up5 the course of your paths. 13 The LORD has taken his place to contend; he stands to judge peoples.14 The LORD will enter into judgment with the elders and princes of his people: “It is you who have devoured6 the vineyard, the spoil of the poor is in your houses.15 What do you mean by crushing my people, by grinding the face of the poor?” declares the Lord GOD of hosts. 16 The LORD said: Because the daughters of Zion are haughty and walk with outstretched necks, glancing wantonly with their eyes, mincing along as they go, tinkling with their feet,17 therefore the Lord will strike with a scab the heads of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will lay bare their secret parts. 18 In that day the Lord will take away the finery of the anklets, the headbands, and the crescents; 19 the pendants, the bracelets, and the scarves; 20 the headdresses, the armlets, the sashes, the perfume boxes, and the amulets; 21 the signet rings and nose rings; 22 the festal robes, the mantles, the cloaks, and the handbags; 23 the mirrors, the linen garments, the turbans, and the veils. 24 Instead of perfume there will be rottenness; and instead of a belt, a rope; and instead of well-set hair, baldness; and instead of a rich robe, a skirt of sackcloth; and branding instead of beauty.25 Your men shall fall by the sword and your mighty men in battle.26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; empty, she shall sit on the ground. 4 And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach.” The Branch of the Lord Glorified 2 In that day the branch of the LORD shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and honor of the survivors of Israel. 3 And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, 4 when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning.7 5 Then the LORD will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy. 6 There will be a booth for shade by day from the heat, and for a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain. Footnotes  3:1 Hebrew staff  3:4 Or caprice  3:7 Hebrew binder of wounds  3:8 Hebrew the eyes of his glory  3:12 Or they have confused  3:14 Or grazed over; compare Exodus 22:5  4:4 Or purging (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: John 10:1–18 John 10:1–18 (Listen) I Am the Good Shepherd 10 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. 7 So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. 11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. 17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.” (ESV)
Presence is all that I know. Love is all that I feel. God is all that I experience. Right where I used to experience Mondays, I experience Love, inspiration, joy, new life. Only Love is here, and sometimes, I call it Monday. Today's Quotes:"Be here fully, and then whatever is needed in your life comes. It comes out of the power that dwells in the present moment. There is an enormous power here. It is the power of life itself." - Eckhart Tolle "This sound of the Lord's name is identical with the Lord, as we have tried to explain by the non-dual position of the Lord ... All fear is vanished as soon as there is the sound of the Lord, represented by His holy name. We can take advantage of these sounds and be free from all threatening problems of material existence."- Srila Prabhupada Today's Practice:Listen to this episode again (the one about mantra) and try to incorporate it into your day, today, and always. It's truly the practice that changed my life because it holds you in Power. It holds you in remembrance because as soon as you notice that you're no longer repeating the name of God, you're back, and you start again—aware of the presence of Love, of Power, of God. Aware that you are the presence of Love, of Power, of God. And you relax and smile, knowing that this Presence takes care of Itself. I Love you and I Am (is) with you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
“All we had was a map but God had the destinations.” Today we complete our “Empowered” series as Stacy welcomes our amazing Moms in Prayer New York State Coordinator, Jill Falletta to the podcast. You won't want to miss a moment as Jill, a gifted story teller, expounds on the final I AM statement of Jesus, I AM the true vine. Listen in as she shares the amazing journey the Lord took her on as she prayed for His help with the God-sized task she was facing. You will be amazed as Jill reveals the beautiful fruit from simply abiding and trusting in the Lord with all her heart. About our Guest: Jill Falletta and her husband Steve enjoy life together on the east end of Long Island, New York. They have raised three children and are absolutely delighted to be watching the next generation of their family unfold with two grandchildren and another one on the way. Jill's love story with Moms in Prayer began in the fall of 1990 when she began leading a prayer group for her eldest son's elementary school; he was entering first grade at the time. It has been her joy to pray with moms through all the years as they have carried each other's heavy burdens. Through Moms in Prayer Jill has grown to know her heavenly Father intimately and experienced the deep assurance of belonging to Jesus enjoying sweet fellowship with the Holy Spirit. Praying weekly with her Moms in Prayer group has been a lifeline for Jill. Links: https://momsinprayer.org/training-channel/ https://momsinprayer.org/get-involved/join-a-group/ https://momsinprayer.org/new-to-moms-in-prayer/ https://momsinprayer.org/join-a-group To give to the ministry of Moms in Prayer: Support Our Mission | Moms In Prayer International Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org
"Meditation pauses the story in your mind long enough for you to remember that your mind is always telling you a story." - @heycoryallen on IG"You are not suffering yesterday or tomorrow. You are only suffering memory and your imagination." - Sadhguru Today's Practice:Keep recognizing that this felt-Love is always 'on' and available to you. Even though the world screen and its memory and imagination programs play, the WORD screen, the LOVE screen and its programs are always playing, have always been playing and will always be playing. Tune in. And stay tuned in. I Love you and 'I AM' (is) with you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
Today's Quotes: "Remember that finding God will be the funeral of all sorrows." - Sri Yukteswar Giri via Autobiography of a Yogi“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”-Chinese Proverb “St. Teresa of Avila wrote: 'All difficulties in prayer can be traced to one cause: praying as if God were absent.' This is the conviction that we bring with us from early childhood and apply to everyday life and to our lives in general. It gets stronger as we grow up, unless we are touched by the Gospel and begin the spiritual journey. This journey is a process of dismantling the monumental illusion that God is distant or absent.”-Thomas Keating, Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit"You are so near that I cannot see You. Like a fool I keep looking around." -RumiToday's Practice:Finding and knowing this Love ends your worries, ends your suffering… ends the limited and distorted concept of 'you'. And in its place, the Grace of felt-Oneness... Wisdom... Purpose.. Joy... I Am. I Love you and I'm with you, Niknikki@curlynikki.com
It's a BEING practice, not a thinking one. Today's Quotes: "If materialistic world is noise, spiritually or religion is music. Most people just keep shuffling between noise and music. To discover the eternal silence, you have to realize that the music is just refined noise." - @immortaltalks on IG “Father, there is little to tell. My consciousness has never associated itself with this temporary body. Before I came to this earth, Father, I was the same. I grew into womanhood, but still, I was the same. When the family in which I had been born made arrangements to have this body married, I was the same. And, Father, in front of you now, I am the same. Even afterwards, though the dance of creation changes around me in the hall of eternity, I shall be the same.”-Anandamayi Ma to Yogananda in 'Autobiography of a Yogi'"I become something, then nothing, then everything, but always remain Myself." -Rupert Spira Today's Practice:Know 'I Am' by feeling It, not thinking about It. Feel It without words. When you're feeling It, you're being It and know everything else as It, too. This is a feeling practice, not a thinking practice. We're dropping the noise, the music, for Silence. And from that Silence you can enjoy the music... you can be the dancer, the watcher of the dance, and at the same time, be beyond it all. I Love you, Nik
If I Am here, God is also here, Now.*If I Am here, Love is also here, Now. If I Am here, the Love of my life is also here, Now. I Am the Love of my life. The 'I Am' is God. The 'I Am' is the Moment. The 'I Am' is Now. The 'I Am' is the only Presence. The 'I Am' is the presence of my seeming Lover and everything else. I will focus on the "I Am" and what I need will come into focus. I Love you and I'm with you, Nik firstname.lastname@example.org Quotes: "I asked, 'why have I received only this?' A voice replied, 'only this will lead you to That.' "- Rumi"God has proven that when He is with me, all the necessities of life become unnecessary. In that consciousness you become more healthy than the average person, more joyous, more bountiful in every way. Don't seek little things; they will divert you from God. Start your experiment now: make life simple and be a king. "-Yogananda *"If I Am here, God is also here." - Joel Goldsmith "Lord, I'm ready." - Ciara