Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games week is here and we're doing daily pods to get you ready! This is Brum's the word, a podcast from Anything but Footy, brought to you with Kukri Sports, the official kit provider for Team England.In the first of the week, we dive into another aquatics Team England special with Olympic champion Matty Lee, three time Olympic medalist Jack Laugher and rising (not good in diving!) Team GB star Eden Cheng!There's also Cricket, Netball, Athletics, Judo and basketball in our News from the Games!And You can also explore the full range of official Team England merchandise at kukrisports.com and if you use the code 'ABF2022' you'll save 10% on the price just for listening to this podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Once again comedian Sam Griesbaum makes us laugh as he shares very funny stories about his son who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Actually, it was his son who began joking about having CP and that impressed and inspired Sam(dad) to follow his son's lead. This podcast's message is wonderful because it proves no matter what life throws you – You Just Have To Laugh. To learn more about You Just Have To Laugh - naster.com
Once again comedian Sam Griesbaum makes us laugh as he shares very funny stories about his son who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Actually, it was his son who began joking about having CP and that impressed and inspired Sam(dad) to follow his son's lead. This podcast's message is wonderful because it proves no matter what life throws you – You Just Have To Laugh. To learn more about You Just Have To Laugh - naster.com
In this episode, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs) Michelle Iversen and Brett Cushing discuss the importance of laughter along with their special guest Dan Miller, LMFT. Dan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Site Director at Nystrom and Associates. He is an experienced therapist practicing since the mid-90s and completed his master's thesis on the topic of laughter.Listen as Dan, Michelle, and Brett talk about the research on laughter, the importance of choosing laughter in our lives, and exploring whether it really is the best medicine. You'll hear us explore how we experience laughter in our lives and incorporate it into our practice, and why we encourage it for others as well. Do you have feedback or topic requests? Email us at email@example.comWe'd love to hear from you!Follow alongInstagramFacebookNystrom & Associates
You wouldn't think that spelling would bring about any kind of life lesson, but you'd be wrong. In this episode, I talk about three lessons that taught me how to forgive mistakes, stop listening to critics and find my power. You can help support this podcast by becoming a monthly supporter on my Anchor page! Even a small donation helps keep this podcast going. You can also purchase my Life & Laugher book for only $12 through Venmo @peri-kinder. Thanks, everyone, for listening! Go out there and . . . spell . . . words. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peri-kinder/support
Ieshia Wiedlin grew up in Detroit Michigan, and currently resides in a Chicago suburb. She hopes that the world will enjoy her unique brand of humor and romance. She's excited to add her fun storytelling style to the exemplary Tule Publishing family. You can find Ieshia (pronounced Eye-e-sha) at her website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Her debut novel, There You Are, the first of her Romancing the Doctor, series is out now.
Kicking of the week with some motivation on how to sharpen your time management skills, and some tips to help you live healthier, on this exciting episode of the show. Quote of The Day: "You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind". ~ Joyce Meyer Hosts: TOLA Omoniyi, Olufunke Aderogba
Join us for a fun upbeat chat and lots of laughs with Diana Witt, a JMU student who recently completed the fall semester studying comedy at The Second City in Chicago! An actress, storyteller, social media specialist and nationally recognized writer, hear what originally sparked Diana's passion to write and perform comedy. Discover why she picked James Madison University. Listen to her experiences co-producing Zoom comedy shows featuring comedians like Jim Gaffigan and the funny moments that include a Zoom heckler. Discover the fun story about appearing on The Ellen Show. Get her take on the wisdom she gained and “rich” experiences at Second City that rewarded, challenged and inspired her! Plus, don't miss out on Diana sharing details about her original play, Pseudo Psychic Medium, a play you can see at JMU's Studio Theater at The Forbes Center of Performing Arts in March 2022! This optimistic and cheerful episode is topped off with the announcement of the Laughers Scavenger Hunt, a social media campaign she is running for X2 where Laughers can win t-shirts and tickets to X2 Comedy shows! Enjoy! Follow Diana Witt Instagram: @diana_witt; Twitter: @_dianawitt https://www.diana-witt.com/ See Diana's original play, Pseudo Psychic Medium: March 26 – 30, 2022 at JMU's Studio Theater Forbes Center for Performing Arts 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 https://www.jmuforbescenter.com/tickets/tickets.shtml Laughers Scavenger Hunt: Win Tickets or Tshirts! Tag & DM us with of the 3 ways to enter below using the hashtag #virginiaisforlaugherswithx2comedy 1) Post a pic of you at a place a podcast episode features 2) Post about what a podcast guest said that impacted you or made you laugh 3) Post a pic of you with a comedian at a X2 Comedy show or event Facebook & Instagram: X2 Comedy To learn more about X2 Comedy visit: https://www.x2comedy.com/
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Our guest this week is a very funny comedian and my friend Christian Blaker. Christian and Bobby have been doing open mic shows around Jacksonville together and he's been at every one of my worst attempts at it, so much that I know consider him my bomb brother. My favorite part of this conversation was discussing local comedy shows and the importance of having just ONE person lead the laughs and what that could do for the experience of everyone. Mikey DISRESPECTS us by saying "internet comedians." Viktoriya FIRED from the show for getting vaccinated. *NEW SEGMENT* Bullshitting With Judah. Christian & Judah's top 5 favorite comedians. Bobby proposes a world where we only see good news. And then we catch Andrew Schulz on The INFAMOUS Tour at The Florida Theatre. Thanks for listening! follow the gang.. @maybebobby @christianblaker_ @vik.ach.ka @judahrite_ @goldschlager85ohttps://www.twb-productions.com/Music - Bobby - Fly with Me ( Benny The Butcher & Conway The Machine) Christian - Dogs Don't Lie ( IDK ) Judah - You Can't ( G Herbo) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bobby-brown-jr4/support
Jonathan Taylor could not be stopped today as his year becomes more and more historic. Either the Texans offense sucked or the Colts defense was awesome in the first road shutout for Indy since 1992. The game was over early, but only made it more fun to watch. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-kent-sterling-show/support
Join Patty Alfonso and Katherine McIntosh as they discuss the muddy waters of relationships, what it means to be an empowered woman and the importance of being present in all areas of your life without judging you. ENJOY YOUR FREE GIFTS! Katherine's Free Gift Hey Body! Tell Me More: https://www.katherinemcintosh.com/offers/GQk3oqBa/checkout Use Promo Code: EMPOWERED Patty's Free Gift The 6 Keys to Living an Orgasmic Life: www.pattyalfonso.sexy/freegift Connect With Katherine: Website: https://www.katherinemcintosh.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nojudgmentdiet Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katherine_mcintosh/ About Katherine McIntosh Katherine McIntosh is a Global Facilitator, Author, Speaker, and Serial Entrepreneur. Trained as an Access Consciousness Certified Facilitator, Katherine is a Dancer, Laugher, Mountain Biker, Hot Yoga Junkie, Adventure Seeker, Mom, Sunshine Hunter, World Traveler, and Born Rebel. Founder & CEO of the No Judgment Diet, Katherine believes that self-awareness is one of the most undervalued commodities that will truly change the world. Wanting to support the dreamers, she rebelled against the norms and has been on a lifelong journey to open doors that have never been opened before. Katherine's target is to see 10 million people out of judgment with their bodies, businesses, and life. Way too many people on the planet are functioning from judgment instead of awareness, and Katherine knows that a different future is possible when people begin to see that judgment is just a choice. It's a choice to thrive. Now is the time.
Join us for our Thanksgiving bonus episode as we chat with Hillary Cohen and Sam Luu, two amazing women who are turning the tables on food insecurity in Hollywood with their non-profit organization, Every Day Action. By re-allocating uneaten catered food from film sets directly to those unhoused and in need, Hillary and Sam, along with their team of Superheroes, are truly changing the world.
Colts ran and ran and ran and ran, and there was nothing the Buffalo Bills could do about it. Add four takeaways, and it's a surprise the Colts only won by 26. Any questions about Taylor being the best back in the NFL were answered today as he made history! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-kent-sterling-show/support
Jason Smith and Mike Harmon react to the Lakers blowing a huge lead in their loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, as the Russell Westbrook show is alive and well. The LeBron James injury is a much bigger deal than people realize. Is it time to start worrying about Zach Wilson as a franchise quarterback? Even Josh Johnson can put up numbers with the Jets. Plus, Odell Beckham Jr. will have to find a new home! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Colts haven't made a deadline deal since acquiring Booger McFarland in 2006, but may be active today. Indiana Basketball under Mike Woodson opens one week from tonight! Indiana Pacers win laugher against defenseless Spurs! Illini Basketball's Kofi Cockburn suspended for violating rule that no longer exists! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-kent-sterling-show/support
While Will was away, Sean and Rodney will play. This week Rodney and Sean welcome back to the podcast Ayde, Lourdes, Cece and Lula. The subject was movies and how they impact our lives. If you like the movies, you are going to love this episode.
Laugher is the best medicine, and we haven't had much of it over the last few months! But, that is all about to change! I spoke to Dillan Oliphant about a comedy festival happening this weekend! Listen here:
“BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! "A day without laughter is a day wasted" - Charlie Chaplin B - BOOST YOUR HEALTH!– “Laugher is the Best Medicine” is more than just a saying. When you laugh, your body releases the feel-good chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins improve your mood and also help dull pain. Studies have shown that laughter can reduce stress, boost the immune system, increase blood flow, and so much more. That's nothing to laugh at. A - ARISTOTLE'S SUPERIORITY THEORY!– Originally, it was believed that humor was the feeling we felt when we looked down upon others or ourselves (Superiority Theory). In the 18th Century two new theories on humor were introduced. The Relief Theory points out the humor is also found in the resolution of tension. And the Incongruity Theory shows us how we laugh at things that break patterns. These guys are really serious about their humor. C - CREATE CHARACTERS!– One of the easiest ways to make anything a little bit funnier is to change your voice, switch your stance, or do your best impersonation of anyone you're not. Test it out yourself; just try reading this text like a Pirate, ya scurvy dog! O - OBSERVATIONAL COMEDY!– Did you ever notice that when you talk about something we can all relate to and give it a surprising twist…people laugh? “Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth, and you put a little curlicue at the end.” Sid Caesar N - NOT GETTING THE JOKE!– Knowing your audience puts the punch in your line, the giggle in your gag, and the jolly in your joke. Telling a joke that no one gets not only tenses the comedian but makes the whole audience feel uncomfortable. That can lead to stress and reverses everything that we learned in letter “B!" Practice your puns, study your stand-up, ready your riddles, and never miss a chance to smile, laugh, giggle or grin! www.MasterHappiness.com #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
Katherine is a Global Facilitator, Author, Speaker, and Serial Entrepreneur. Trained as an Access Consciousness Certified Facilitator, Katherine is a Dancer, Laugher, Mountain Biker, Hot Yoga Junkie, Adventure Seeker, Mom, Sunshine Hunter, World Traveller, and Born Rebel"Leaving a very challenging marriage in her 20's Katherine had to ask some deep questions of herself. Her journey led to huge personal exploration, several career changes, different trainings and many fascinating experiences and insights that took her rom the mid-west of America to Colarado, from Realtor to Healing Hands Hairdressing to the Gangster of Consciousness Podcaster and her Don't Diet be Happy philosophy and programs. Katherine is one very interesting woman who you wont want to miss. But what events made a girl from a conventional, mid-West background turn into the powerhouse she is today? Come journey with us. You can find Katherine online at www.KatherineMcIntosh.com or on YouTubeMy passion is Inspiring Women to Inspire Women. So if you love these podcasts, please share them with those you love, and if you can leave me a review. It helps me to reach more women. And you can Join the UnMasking the Feminine Community here.Support the show
Today's topic is all about feeling safe. When we don't feel safe, we will find coping mechanisms to try to satiate our nervous system so that our nervous system begins to feel protected. If you are somebody who uses food as one of your coping mechanisms, and your body is in fight, flight, or freeze you are in survival mode. All of your systems in your body go towards survival, they don't go towards digestion and metabolism, and processing. If you're somebody who uses food to feel safe, but you don't feel safe. Your body isn't going to be able to process the food no matter how healthy you're eating. I know when you stop spending all of your energy worrying about what to eat, what not to eat, how to lose five pounds, what's the next thing you need to do, you will then have all of this energy and all of your resources to access your intuition to access your awareness. When you access your awareness, your body is no longer in survival mode. It's in thrival mode. Tune in for more…. About Katherine McIntosh Katherine McIntosh is an Access Consciousness Certified Facilitator, Author, International Speaker, Serial Entrepreneur, Dancer, Laugher, Mountain Biker, Down Hill Skier, Hot Yoga Junkie, Adventure Seeker, Mom, Sunshine Hunter, World Traveler, and Born Rebel. Founder and CEO of The No Judgment Diet, Katherine hopes someday we can live in a world where nobody judges their body. For more information go to: www.katherinemcintosh.com For more inspiration follow Katherine on Instagram at: @katherine_mcintosh @nojudgmentdiet
When a humor conference kicks off a world laugh champion contest in 2013, guest Julie Ostrow is the first to proclaim; "Yes, and" before even fully knowing what she signed up to do. Ostrow is a sales consultant and full time corporate trainer. Her background includes stand up comedy, improv with the famous Second City Chicago troupe, humorous speaker and communication coach who teaches, trains and leads with laughter. Discussing boundary setting and life shifts after the world-wide "pause", Ostrow and Olson dig into behind the scenes of performing, the importance of laughter, identifying grief in life's changes and humor as a coping mechanism. This episode is as full of deep reflection as it is laughs and gags. Ostrow says; "Allowing myself a Yes means I get to have an adventure. Don't question yourself so much.... just try it."Julie can be found on Instagram, LinkedIn, www.julieostrow.com and once in a while on "the Face Place."
In this second "Battle of the Books" episode, Angela Ruth Strong and I "battle out" our takeaways and insights into the books we read, what we imagine about each character, and so much more. Basically, I begged shamelessly for MORE of all the stuffness, but while we won't get a series out of this book, she is writing a football-themed rom-com next and a bit of flash fiction!. It'll be a kick in the pants... or the ball. Or a ball. Or something! I can't wait, how about you? Note: links may be affiliate links that provide me with a small commission at no extra expense to you. What Deep Subjects Did We Tackle with Laugher in Our Book Battle? Just a few minor things like submission, divorce, pain in marriage, the seven-deadly sins... Nothing too deep. Ahem. One thing I mentioned in the episode is a favorite poem of mine. I'm sharing it here. The Fool's Prayer by Edward Rowland Sill The royal feast was done; the King Sought some new sport to banish care, And to his jester cried: “Sir Fool, Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!” The jester doffed his cap and bells, And stood the mocking court before; They could not see the bitter smile Behind the painted grin he wore. He bowed his head, and bent his knee Upon the monarch's silken stool; His pleading voice arose: “O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool! “No pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong to white as wool: The rod must heal the sin; but, Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool! “'T is not by guilt the onward sweep Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay; 'T is by our follies that so long We hold the earth from heaven away. “These clumsy feet, still in the mire, Go crushing blossoms without end; These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust Among the heart-strings of a friend. “The ill-timed truth we might have kept— Who knows how sharp it pierced and stung! The word we had not sense to say— Who knows how grandly it had rung! “Our faults no tenderness should ask, The chastening stripes must cleanse them all; But for our blunders—oh, in shame Before the eyes of heaven we fall. “Earth bears no balsam for mistakes; Men crown the knave, and scourge the tool That did his will; but Thou, O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool.” The room was hushed; in silence rose The King, and sought his gardens cool, And walked apart, and murmured low, “Be merciful to me, a fool!” Here's a great reading Since we already hashed out all the spoiler warnings, the main idea of what this "battle of the books" thing is all about in our last episode show notes HERE, I decided just to put the Blessing Bentley synopsis in and... tell you about our giveaway! Blessing Bentley (book 1 of the Marriages of Conviction series) [mybooktable book="blessing-bentley" display="default" buybutton_shadowbox="false"] GIVEAWAY! Angela and I are each giving away a prize box of books and whatever else we think of to throw in. These will be UNIQUE (what each one comes up with and does) so I decided to do two unique giveaways. Here's how to enter. First, comment below. Tell me which of the books you have read or want to read first. THEN... go HERE and find the post by Angela (give her time to get it up!) and follow HER instructions there (I'll update with a unique URL once I have it). And here's the official disclaimer that only Angela and I are responsible for this giveaway and it isn't sponsored by anyone but us. Like to listen on the go? You can find Because Fiction Podcast at: Apple Castbox Google Play Libsyn RSS Spotify Stitcher and more! If you'd like to be on the Because Fiction Podcast, please go HERE and submit your topic idea! I'd love to hear about it.
Today I will try to narrate an interesting story by Heinrich Böll. Of course trying to narrate from memory and not reading. Join our Community of Active Learners: https://www.penpositive.com/ or take courses in Malayalam https://www.penpositivelearning.com/ Connect on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pahayanmedia Telegram: https://t.me/pahayanmedia YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/pahayan Twitter: https://twitter.com/pahayanmedia Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pahayanmedia English Blog: https://vinodnarayan.com/ Malayalam Blog: https://marthyan.com/ Website: https://malayalampodcast.com/ Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.com/@vinodnarayan --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pahayan/message
Happy Sunday, We are an unfiltered podcast that discusses real-life topics, bridges together the generational gap by talking about real topics. Opinions and Facts and life are supposed to be discussed to decipher our life. Struggle for Life, be the better version of yourself. Always Good Always Pretty. Let Me Preach! LMP. Let Me Break the news [Comment on news feed] Naked Ride or The Olympic Zeze Millz interviews Versus battle Dababy canceled? Let Me Preach On [Culture and society around banter](Part2) When does it going to spot? Small reflections and open conversation on some issues. Resources: // Thank you for listen! Leave us review Always Good Always Pretty. Music: kyroe 1:11 Connect with us on Social: Comment on Podchaser your visions matter! Email us firstname.lastname@example.org Let Me Preach Guest: Host: Kaycee Instagram Twitter Parler Co-host: Kyroe Instagram Twitter
Today we're going to be talking about dreams. There's something really interesting that happens in a group setting when we start talking about inviting people to begin to dream. To dream about their ideal body, to dream about their ideal relationship situation, to dream about their business and what they'd like to have as their life and living. Many times people come up with all these reasons why they can't have their dreams. Almost always, they are met with this primal resistance of fear and this primal resistance of failure, because people don't want to try something, if they feel like they're going to fail. Are there some dreams that you have been resisting because at your primal core nature of wanting to survive, the survival instincts took over and took precedence over your dreams? Tune in to find out more. About Katherine McIntosh Katherine McIntosh is an Access Consciousness Certified Facilitator, Author, International Speaker, Serial Entrepreneur, Dancer, Laugher, Mountain Biker, Down Hill Skier, Hot Yoga Junkie, Adventure Seeker, Mom, Sunshine Hunter, World Traveler, and Born Rebel. Founder and CEO of The No Judgment Diet, Katherine hopes someday we can live in a world where nobody judges their body. For more information go to: www.katherinemcintosh.com For more inspiration follow Katherine on Instagram at: @katherine_mcintosh @nojudgmentdiet
Laughter Yoga is so powerful yet, and many people have not had the opportunity of enjoying its excellent benefits. Our guest Joe Hoare shares with us how laughter helped him come out of a dark place and deal with insomnia.Joe Hoare has been a laughter yoga practitioner for over 25 years. He is a laughter yoga Ambassador certified laughter yoga teacher. Joe founded the laughter Bristol laughter club in 2003, which makes it the longest-running series of laughter yoga workshops outside of India. He ran a conference in 2019, and he likes to connect with the joy of being alive.In this episode, Joe will share his incredible story and give us two of his laughing exercises.Listen in and laugh with Joe Hoare.Key Talking Points of the Episode:· Joe's laughter journey· Benefits of laughter to Joe's life· Joe's laughter memories· Joe's favourite exercisesKey Milestones of the Episode:[02:02] How Joe discovered laughter[07:04] How laughter has helped Joe[13:02] Joe's laughter memories: Stories of people who have benefited from Joe's laughter sessions[16:42] Joe's message to anyone who is unsure if laughter can help them[20:12] Joe's favourite laughing exercises[22:59] Daily routine that helps Joe stay positive[27:52] Three things that bring Joe joyStandout Quotes from the Episode:“Life is all about connection, and relationships.”“You don't know what you're capable of, until you're tested.”“Fun is the energy that inspires us and helps us do all the other, heavy-duty stuff that we that we sometimes have to do.”“The power of smiling unlocks.”Connect with Joe Hoare:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joe.hoare1LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/laughteryogawithjoeTwitter: https://twitter.com/joehoare?lang=enWebsite: https://www.joehoare.co.uk/ The Laughter Man, Pete Cann, is on a fun-filled mission to bring the positive benefits of laughter to the world. Since discovering Laughter Yoga, company owner Pete has transformed his business and family life and now wants to share his infectious secrets and get the planet laughing along with him.You'll find Pete, his trademark red hat and his happy vibe on the following email@example.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/thelaughterman/https://www.instagram.com/petecannthelaughterman/https://www.facebook.com/thelaughtermanhttps://www.youtube.com/c/petecannthelaughtermanhttps://www.tiktok.com/@petecannthelaughterman
Today's episode is completely different then any other episode. Laugher is medicine and if you don't already subscribe to a podcast that allows you to unplug and add more laughter in your life then you gotta subscribe today to The Everyday Nonsense Podcast with Mike and Matt! Connect with Mike and Matt here: https://linktr.ee/MikeandMatt firstname.lastname@example.org Continue the conversation in the M A D Women mindset group on FB https://www.facebook.com/groups/302424694017465/
Dinner and Laugher with Debbie, owner of PSSOM during one of our travels. Who doesn't love to talk about sex and everything in between? Mizzy Bender is here to talk through all the down, dirty and not so fun moments that life has to offer. Mizzy is one female that isn't afraid to embrace all aspects of life from sexuality to success so this is one show you won't want to miss. Mizzy Bender is a 37 year old female entrepreneur leading the way within the LifeStyle community. Mizzy's journey started out with Mindbender Parties and still remains traveling East Coast putting on full thematic lifestyle events with her partner in crime, Spencer. Mizzy's passion and drive is all about creating an environment that is all inclusive and judgment free, where we can be who we are without question. Where we can have a platform to talk about the things we are curious about without judgments, finding like minded people to love and support one another. Through this journey, Mizzy's Boutique was formed, starting as an online shop that has migrated into a traveling pop up boutique at LS events across the US. Follow the journey to see where she goes next!
Laugher is good for the soul, and it can also be good for your business. We talk about the importance of laughter, Yes, And in Improv, and the power of R.E.A.L. Solutions to your business. My guests are Amanda Austin & Kyle Austin, co-founder of the Dallas Comedy House and now Real Corporate Solutions. They will talk about their unique training program for corporate America.
As of this posting, it is Holy Saturday, that strange and awkward day in between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. In some ways, I think we are all "Holy Saturday People." We're all living in the in-between time. During this time, it's important to grieve what we've lost. Not to make us feel bad, but to help us see our limits, name pain, and define the reality in our lives. To that end, today's episode is a bit different. I read a chapter of "Death, Hope & the Laugher of God" about lament. It's probably some of the more important stuff I have to say, but also some of the least popular. Ha, how's that for advertisement? Grief and lament are just not fun topics. But, in the time and age we are currently in... Covid-19... a lot of people are experiencing loss. And so, this just might be the time for you to enter into rather than run away. Thanks, everyone. Blessings. Can't wait for the Resurrection of all things.
In this episode Kevin sits down and talks with intuitive healer Kate Moriah. Kate shares her amazing story of overcoming a painful debilitating illness by listening to her intuition and listening to her own body. A journey that awakened Kate's own healing abilities and insights. Kate now helps others to recover from illness by first connecting to the energy that created it. Kate's website is Booming Eye.Kate can also be found on YouTube by searching for Booming Eye in the search box.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/wltkdb)
FamilyLife Today® Radio Transcript References to conferences, resources, or other special promotions may be obsolete. The Team Approach Guests: Dennis and Barbara Rainey From the series: Art of Parenting: What Every Parent Needs (Day 3 of 3) Bob: As parents, it's important that you continue to grow in your relationship with the Lord and in your understanding of Scripture, because Barbara Rainey says you never know when your kids are going to ask you a question that's a stumper. Barbara: I'll never forget—my grandson said to our daughter—he said, “Mom, why do I need to tell God what I did when He already knows?” Those are the kinds of things that parents run into. You've got to teach your children—what it means to forgive; why you need to confess your sin to God—because kids are smart, and they're going to start thinking about that stuff. They're going to press you on it. You have to know why you're going where you're going with your kids. This is FamilyLife Today for Wednesday, October 31st. Our host is Dennis Rainey, and I'm Bob Lepine. As parents, we don't have to have all the answers to the questions our kids ask us; but we need to know where to find the answers. We'll talk more about that today. Stay with us. 1:00 And welcome to FamilyLife Today. Thanks for joining us. We've been spending time this week talking about: “What's at the heart of parenting?”—what parents need to be thinking about and processing, together, as they raise their children. I'm thinking back to when you first started working through what the Bible has to say about parenting—this was more that a quarter of a century ago— Barbara: Gosh, that's sounds forever. Bob: I know. It does; doesn't it? [Laughter] Right in the middle of— Dennis: I think it is forever. [Laughter] Bob: —in the middle of raising your kids, you took an extended season of time and dug into the Scriptures, and talked to a lot of pastors, and Bible teachers, theology professors. Dennis: —men and women. Bob: You got a lot of input. What is in your book, The Art of Parenting, is a lot of the fruit that came from those conversations, back years ago. 2:00 The thing I love about that is the fact that it's still as relevant today as it was then, because we're talking about things that are eternal—not things that are temporal. Barbara: Yes. Dennis: This was created in 1990 and ‘91, prior to radio. Because once radio started—it's daily—I wasn't able to get the time away to be able to do the fresh thinking that I took over a 12-18-month period. But I looked to see if I could condense down: “What's the essence of parenting? What does God want us to do?”—and I found four things. I think He wants us to teach relationships to our children—how to relate to God / how to relate to another sinful, selfish human being. We're preparing our children, someday, probably for marriage. But our kids need to know how to love God and love one another. Secondly, we are establishing and building their character. We're shaping a child, who's wise and not a fool—who knows what's right and what's wrong—how to choose one and not the other. 3:00 Character development is something that God works, over time, in our lives to create. The Bible is full of all kinds of illustrations of this. In fact, I think we take a whole chapter in the book, talking about how God develops character in us. I think we could take a page out of “How God Does That” and apply that to us, as parents; and we do that. Third is the issue of identity. Keep in mind this was developed in 1990 and ‘91. We talked about how God created us with a spiritual identity: “Who are we?” “What are we to be about?” “Do we have value?” “Do we have purpose?” The answer is: “Yes.” Also, sexual identity. One of the first descriptions of man—in Genesis, Chapter 1, verses 26-28, was that He identified them as male and female. He says that definition three times in a matter of three verses. 4:00 Our sexual and spiritual identity, I believe today, are on the line as never before. Finally, the fourth area is mission: “Why are we here?” “What's our purpose?” These arrows were not designed to stay in the quiver. Children were made to be pulled back on a bow and let go and released to fulfill God's mission for their lives. Bob: Your wife Barbara is joining us this week as we talk about what parents need to keep in mind as we raise the next generation. Barbara, we've talked about the big picture—having the end in mind as you raise your kids. But parents need to also have kind of a working strategic plan for what they're doing. Dennis: Yes. Bob: In fact, this is really the heart of you book. You help parents come up with a short-term strategic plan that needs to be reviewed and updated throughout the parenting years so that you're always thinking: “In the next 12 months, what are the priorities?” 5:00 Barbara: Yes; right. Bob: “In the next 24 months, what are the priorities?” Then come back—revisit that/readdress that—so that you're being intentional as you raise your kids. Barbara: Yes; and that's a big word for us. Dennis and I have always wanted to be very intentional with our kids, and with our marriage, and with our lives; because we think that is what God has called us to do. He hasn't called us just to exist and have fun. He has created us that we would glorify Him, and that we would raise godly children, and that we would have a marriage that would honor Him. That takes intentionality; it isn't going to happen accidently. It's not going to happen just by doing life. You have to make decisions that cause that to happen. As we talk about parenting, you have to begin with the end in mind. In our book, we write and try to create a vision—try to help parents see the big picture—help them see the wonderful calling it is to be a parent, because it's so easy to get caught up in the messiness of being a parent. 6:00 We are constantly casting that vision; but we're also trying to be very practical and help—you know: “How to make decisions,” “How to work together as a team,” “How to be intentional,” “How to have the right values govern your everyday life, as a mom and a dad,”—so it's both, together. Dennis: And the way we did that was on a date night. We'd get out on a date; and initially—I've got to admit—I was kind of looking for some romantic date nights, [Laughter] where we just had a fun time; because we had six kids in ten years. Ultimately, those date nights became the Vice-president and President hiding away from the kids [Laugher] on a date in a restaurant. Barbara: They were strategy sessions on how to survive the next week. Dennis: They were! [Laugher] We would look at the calendar—we would look at where we were going. We would review our road map: “Where are we taking them?” “What does this child need?” “What does that child need us to especially work on in his or her life?” Barbara: And sometimes, our dinners were preoccupied by one child that was especially needy at that particular time. 7:00 Dennis: Exactly. Barbara: We didn't always go over all of them. Dennis: No, no; sometimes, there was no room for romance. Barbara: Oh, most of the time. [Laugher] Dennis: Okay; most of the time. [Laughter] But Bob, here's the thing—we would use those times to pull back to the big picture and get a clearer road map, going forward, and just say: “What are we doing here? We don't want to be held hostage by comparing ourselves with other families that may be too busy—that don't have the same stuff going on that we have.” We tried to say: “Lord, here's what You called us to do to make an impact in other people's marriages and families. Help us to not lose our own marriage in the midst of this, but also raise effective children in the process.” Bob: Anybody, who's in the business world, understands a couple of things: First of all, there are some things that are urgent, and there are some things that are important. We usually focus on the urgent and ignore the important—and that's not good. 8:00 Secondly, you understand that, unless you take some time to develop strategic priorities, you can get caught up in the day to day but never be thinking about: “What are our goals or our aspirations?” You've mapped out in your book, The Art of Parenting, a way for parents to do some concrete, short-term, strategic planning—to get away from the urgent for a little bit and focus on the important. There are seasons, where the urgent is going to dominate—I get that; right?—the house is on fire—you don't think, “Where do we want to go on vacation next summer?” But get away from the urgent for a few minutes and look at the bigger picture—the important. When parents do that, it's a fundamental shift in their parenting; and all of a sudden, now, they're parenting with a level of intentionality. Dennis: Here's where our book and the video series, The Art of Parenting™, spells out and takes people through a process where they reduce in writing on a sheet of paper that is called “Your Child's Arrow.” It's actually a picture of an arrow, where you fill out each of the four areas I mentioned at the beginning of this broadcast— 9:00 —relationships, character, identity, and mission—you look at those. It's interesting—Barbara and I would move from child to child and look at where they needed to be developed. From time to time, every one of them had something of those four things that they needed us to either anticipate an issue that was coming down the pike, or where we needed to give them a little more focused attention to be successful in one of those four areas. Barbara: It seems to me, as I look back on that, that we most often talked about character and relationship issues; because those are the ones that seem to be the ones that we run into, day in and day out, in raising a family. We would talk about: “What are we going to do about lying?” We would talk about: “What are we going to do about hitting siblings?” or “…not respecting your sister's closet?”—you know: “You can't just go in and take stuff. 10:00 “You've got to ask.” There were all of these character/behavioral kinds of things that we were instilling values in. Then, the relationship side we talked about all the time, too; because we had sibling rivalry every day—thousands of times, it felt like, every day. We were teaching over, and over, and over again about being kind; about how to ask for forgiveness; how to say you are sorry / “Will you forgive me?”; how to pray and ask God to forgive you, and why you wanted to. I'll never forget—my grandson said to our daughter—he said, “Mom, why do I need to tell God what I did when He already knows?” Those are the kinds of things that parents run into. You've got to teach your children—what it means to forgive; why you need to confess your sin to God—because kids are smart, and they're going to start thinking about that stuff. They're going to press you on it. You have to know why you're going where you're going in all four of these areas with your kids. Bob: When your kids hit pre-adolescence and then adolescence, that's where the identity piece starts to really emerge. 11:00 Barbara: Yes. Bob: During toddlerhood and elementary years, you're probably not focused a whole lot on identity. Of course, in these days, it's happening younger and younger with these kids as they start to say: “Okay; who am I? Barbara: Yes. Bob: “What did God make me to be? What am I good at? Will I ever be popular? What's my life all about?” This is more subtle than some of the character and relationship issues we deal with— Barbara: That's right. Bob: —but parents can't just tune this out and think it's going to happen; right? Barbara: No; and I think probably, in this culture, you need to be more intentional and more aggressive even than we were; because, you know, your kids are hearing it. If you don't know your kids are hearing it, we want to tell you: “Your kids are hearing it. They're aware of it. They may hear somebody say something at school or even at church.” Bob: You're talking about gender identity. Barbara: We're talking about gender identity issues; yes. I think you have got to be—parents have to be proactive today, even at younger ages, because of what children are being exposed to. 12:00 Bob: Even beyond the gender-identity question, which is huge, every junior high kid is figuring out: “Am I one of the popular kids?” “Am I a jock?” “Am I part of the theater group?” “Am I a nerd?” Barbara: Yes. Bob: They're coming up with a self-assessment, saying, “Where do I fit into the pack here?” Those can be challenging years for an adolescent. Dennis: They can. I think the adolescent years are where the character begins to emerge and where you're still not done with discipline of your children. Bob: There are a couple other things that you think are vital for moms and dads if they are going to be effective, as parents—one is that they not try to go this alone, just the two of them. They need to be in community with other parents. This is essential; isn't it? Dennis: It is absolutely essential. Barbara: Yes. Dennis: I think, especially, today with the issues coming at young people, as never before, it takes a village. Bob: Well, I've shared this before—you guys have heard me say this— 13:00 —but we were part of a small group with other parents with kids the same age as our kids. I remember many a Sunday night when we were headed over to our small group, leaving the house and just going, “Okay; they're all going to jail pretty soon,”—[Laughter]—you know—“because they're all just messing up.” We would get to small group and, somehow, in the conversation that night, we'd learn that everybody else's kids were acting out too. Barbara: Yes. Bob: And we'd drive home going, “Okay; we're not alone in this.” It just gave us a such a sense of relief. Dennis: I want to give the shout-out to a principal, who's just a couple of miles up the road from FamilyLife's headquarters—one of the top schools in America. It's called Little Rock Christian Academy. Dr. Gary Arnold courageously stepped up and he said: “You know what we're going to do? We're going to require every sixth grader to go through Passport to Purity™ with their parents.” I thought—when Gary told me that, I thought: “This is the best kind of peer pressure— 14:00 Bob: Yes. Dennis: — “to have 140 sixth-graders—with their mom / with their dad—go through this Friday night-Saturday experience by themselves with their parent. But then, come back to school and begin to talk about it. Here's a whole class of kids—they're [now] seniors in high school—so they've got other eyes, who know what the content was in that Passport to Purity weekend—the entire class having been through it. I think it's the best kind of peer pressure that's available today. Barbara: Another thing that we did—that I think was really helpful for our kids and for us—is we knew a lot of people—still do—who are great faith heroes / people who walk with God. When we had the opportunity to bring them over to our house for dinner, we would get the kids around. We'd all sit at the table; and we would just hand it over to our friends and we say, “Tell our kids the story about what happened when you went to Africa,” “Tell our kids the story about…”—whatever—because I wanted our children to hear that faith was real and authentic for people other than Mom and Dad. 15:00 Because it's real easy for kids to think: “Aw, it's just Mom and Dad,” and “They're old, and they're archaic,”—and whatever. If they can hear someone else being in love with Christ, and being excited about walking with Him, then they might go: “Oh, maybe Mom and Dad aren't so dumb after all. Maybe they're on to something.” That was something that we did. It's an idea that I think a lot of other families can incorporate, just with people who are in your church. There are heroes of the faith in your churches that you can bring over and say, “Tell a story to my kids.” Bob: There's one other essential for effective parenting. This is one of those things that we could say it—and people would go, “Yes, yes; that's one of those ‘Put it on the list, so you can check it off.'” But you guys really feel this is not a cliché—this is a vital part of parenting. Dennis: This is how you do it—Proverbs 24: 3 and 4 says: “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established. 16:00 “By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” How do you get the wisdom to build a house?—you cry out to God and you say: “Help! Help! We don't know what we're doing, God.” We've prayed the prayer of a helpless parent on so many different occasions, because we were brought to our knees around issues we didn't know how to answer/address——didn't know how to tackle. We would pray for the kids; we would pray with our kids. We would pray we'd catch our kids doing what's right and we would catch them doing wrong—all for the purpose of shaping their lives to reflect what God wants to do in their souls. Bob: We put together a prayer challenge for parents not long ago. Barbara: Yes. Bob: This was as kids were heading back to school; but honestly, this is something you can do at any point in time. We were sending out prayer prompts every day, where a mom or dad would get an email that says: 17:00 “Here's what you can pray for your kids today…”—a 30-day practice—just to try to jumpstart this discipline in the life of parents so that you get into a rhythm of regularly praying for your kids. I know, for a lot of parents, it can feel like: “Okay; I did that. I can check it off the list. Did anything really just happen there?” This is where we got to, by faith, go: “There's a God, who's listening, who's called us to pray / who wants us to pray. This will be good for us and good for our kids.” God hears those prayers and responds to them. Barbara: Yes; and t's important that we pray with our kids, and in front of our kids, and for them; so that they see it modeled. They don't just hear that we do it; but it's something that they participate in, as they're growing up. When we were writing the book, The Art of Parenting, one of the things I wanted to do was get our children—who are all grown now—I wanted to get their voices in the book; I wanted to get some of their experience in the book, because all of them are married and all of them have kids now. 18:00 I wanted them to kind of say: “What have you learned?” “What are you using that you learned?” “What are you changing that you thought we did terrible, and you're doing it differently?” I wanted their voices to be heard. We asked our kids to write some stories. One of the ones that came in first—that we still, to this day, delight in—is the story of Dennis praying with the kids when he would drive them to school in the morning. He didn't do it every day, but he did it enough that this one child—our daughter—remembers him praying. What's so fun about it is that, when we would do this—when we would pray with our kids in the morning before school / when we would pray with them at night—so often, they would give us this, “Oh, do we have to?” kind of a thing. As parents, you think: “My gosh; is this making any difference? Am I getting anywhere?” You just so doubt yourself and second-guess yourself. But our daughter wrote the story of how she remembered Dad taking them to school in the morning. 19:00 She describes him “Octopus-arm Dad”; because he would have his coffee in one hand, a handful of cereal in the other. Then, he'd be shaving with another hand, [Laughter] and throwing the cereal into his mouth and eating while he was driving all along. The way she described it—it was just this beautiful picture of all the things that were happening in his seat, as he was driving to get to school. But she said, “I remember he always prayed for us; and he always prayed three things: that God would protect us from evil, and from harm, and from temptation; and he ended all of his prayers with that.” She said, “I remember, at the time, thinking, “Ya, ya, ya—whatever.” But she said, “Now, that I'm a mom, when I take my kids to school every day”—they're in elementary school—“I pray the same words, every day, over my kids; because I know God hears, and I know that's what He wants me to do with my girls.” It was really encouraging to see, as parents; because we do want to quit and give up, because we don't see results. You're not going to see results quickly like we would like. 20:00 It's not a short-term process. Hang in there; and pray together, as a couple. But pray for and with you kids; so that they can hear it, and see it, and you can model it for them. Bob: I know your heart for this book and for the video series is that moms and dads will not just read this and go: “That was a good book. That was helpful.” You want this to be a strategic plan. Barbara: Yes. Bob: You want them to begin to implement things in their parenting that are going to have an eternal impact on their children's lives. Dennis: We know it will impact generations— Bob: Right. Dennis: —because that's what children are all about. Bob: Well, we've got copies of your book and the video series in our FamilyLife Today Resource Center. I'd encourage our listeners—if you don't have a copy—or if you know a couple, who have just begun a family / maybe some moms and dads, who've got three or four kids, and they could use a little help—get a copy of the book, The Art of Parenting, and pass it on as a gift to them. You can order from us, online, at FamilyLifeToday.com; or call 1-800-FL-TODAY to order. 21:00 I'll tell you what—better yet—if there are four or five couples that you know in your neighborhood or in your church, why don't you invite them over, have a potluck meal, and then watch session one of the Art of Parenting small group series, and say, “Would y'all like to come back in a couple of weeks and we'll go through Session 2?” Take them through all of this content—it would be a great outreach—a great way to help equip and train the next generation. Find out more about the Art Parenting small group series kit when you go to FamilyLifeToday.com. You can order that from us, online; or you can call 1-800-FL-TODAY to order. I tell you what—you could invite them over—and the kit includes the movie, Like Arrows, that was in theaters, back earlier this year. 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