Vitally You, Feeling Younger While Growing Older
Bringing purpose and ritual to the start of each day is a powerful elixir for the rest of the day. Today, I introduce the practice of "Quiet Time," a daily ritual in my life since I was a teenager. Through the decades, it's become increasingly valuable and how I access my wise inner teacher. I've worked closely with today's guest, Linda Neff, and introduced her to quiet time and tuning into the innate wisdom within. In our conversation, we discuss how our quiet time rituals have evolved over the years and why it's something that we continue to show up for daily. We're all inundated with outside influences and noise, but when I have my morning quiet time, I find that I can move through life more intuitively and connected. In this episode, Linda and I look back on periods of our lives where quiet time really shifted what we were feeling and provided us the space to proceed in a more aligned way. Linda and I share some of the props and elements of our routines that have been supportive throughout the years, such as journaling, reading, or sometimes simply sitting in silence. Linda also opens up about what's been coming up for her in quiet time during this season of her life. Listen in to learn about what quiet time is and why it's where I start with my clients. If you enjoy these conversations, please subscribe and spread the love by leaving a review and sharing it with your friends.Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, or on your favorite podcast platform. Topics Covered: The benefits of a quiet time ritualMy quiet time journey and how I got started with it as a teenagerBeing disciplined and dedicated to showing up for yourself every dayDiscovering the wisdom that exists within stillnessApproaching your thoughts and feelings with a sense of curiosity instead of judgmentResources Mentioned:Email me at email@example.com if you want to continue the conversation about the quiet time ritualGratipadsView from the Mountaintop by Lee Ann Fagon DzelzkalnsLearn more about Lee Ann Fagon Dzelzkalns Connect with LindaLinda's LinkedInGet in Touch: My WebsiteInstagramSpecial offers: Download the Daily Vitality eBook at danafrost.com/daily-vitality/Credit:Podcast Production by the team at The Wave PodcastingMusic by Phoebe GreenlandPhotography by Amy Boyle PhotographyPodcast art by SimplyBe. Agency
The Mountain Top Experience
Oceans of Love with Dr. J. Ralph McIntyre
In this concluding session for the church library and media staff Dr. McIntyre spoke of the mountain top experiences of this week long conference and then the return to the responsibilities of home and work. There are ups and downs in the Christian experience and God equips us on what He wants us to do.
I'm BACCCCCCK! Kinda. In this episode your host, Pitt speaks about his momentary hiatus from the podcast. He speaks on his experience playing Martin Luther King Jr. in 'The Mountaintop', living life in your 20's and the Ja Morant situation. If you could be so kind to Like, Comment and Subscribe. In A Minute. IG:homefld.otlpitt.otlEmail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the daily304 – your window into Wonderful, Almost Heaven, West Virginia. Today is Friday, March 10 Music, more music and Mothman--what a combo! Reserve your tickets now for Mountain Music Festival in the New River Gorge and Mountain State in Charleston…and how much do you know about Mothman? Here are three facts that might surprise you…on today's daily304. #1 – From ACE ADVENTURE RESORT – Get your tickets now for Mountain Music Festival, June 1-3 at ACE Adventure Resort in the beautiful New River Gorge. The exciting lineup includes Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, The Infamous Stringdusters, Sierra Hull and many more. Mountaintop camping is available and the water park will be open for you to cool off from all that dancing! Learn more: https://mountainmusicfestwv.com/ #2 – From MountainStage – Be a part of the live audience as Mountain Stage records a fresh episode for NPR Music with host Kathy Mattea. The March 19 show takes place at the Culture Center Theater at the State Capitol Complex. The lineup includes Darlingside, Alton, Royal Wood and more! Reserve your spot today! Learn more: https://mountainstage.org/event/darlingside/ #3 – From WV Explorer – America's quintessential Atomic Age monster, Mothman continues to attract attention in the Ohio Valley, so much so that more than 25,000 visitors attended the annual Mothman Festival in 2022, and far more are expected at the three-day 2023 event in September. As much as people might know or suspect about the legendary beast, which made its first recorded appearance in 1966, three critical details about its alleged history and habitation are not always considered, says Denny Bellamy, director of the Mason County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For instance, did you know the first Mothman sighting occurred in Clendenin? Reports of a flying humanoid came first along the Elk River near the Elk River Trail. “I don't know why it migrated [to Point Pleasant], but I suppose it had something to do with the ordnance factory. Something must have been going on there, and something must still be going on,” Bellamy said. Read on for more interesting facts about Mothman, and plan a trip to the Mothman Museum to learn more. Read more: https://wvexplorer.com/2023/02/28/three-facts-mothman-point-pleasant-west-virginia/ Find these stories and more at wv.gov/daily304. The daily304 curated news and information is brought to you by the West Virginia Department of Commerce: Sharing the wealth, beauty and opportunity in West Virginia with the world. Follow the daily304 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @daily304. Or find us online at wv.gov and just click the daily304 logo. That's all for now. Take care. Be safe. Get outside and enjoy all the opportunity West Virginia has to offer.
We are so blessed in Nashville to have Radnor Lake in the middle of our city. I am extra blessed because this state park is within 5 minutes of my house. Walking around Radnor Lake is one of my happy places. It is a time for me to enjoy God's beautiful creation, pray and reconnect with myself. I love the quiet and hearing the sound of nature all around me. Recently, I was hiking up Gainer Ridge which is a 1.5 mile path to the top of the ridge. It is a pretty strenuous hike. As I was climbing up, I was reminded of the recent Gospel reading about the Transfiguration. I was thinking about Peter, James and John following Jesus up the side of the mountain. I wondered if their legs were burning like mine? I wondered if they had to pause for a minute and catch their breath? I wondered if they had thoughts like, are we ever going to get there? Or this is really hard…where is Jesus taking us? The climb to the top of the mountain or the hill in front of you always includes discomfort and quite possibly discouragement. Being a follower of Jesus isn't always easy. Trusting in him and his goodness in times of suffering, uncertainty or in the face of fear can be difficult. Making the climb out of the valley is never fun,but the climb to the top is part of the journey, in fact it is the most important part of the journey. It is through the trials and struggles that you learn to appreciate the mountain top moments. As much as we would like to live on the top of the mountain in those moments like Peter, James and John experienced in the transfiguration, that wouldn't be practical. Life is full of ups and downs. In order to appreciate the mountain top moments, you also have to have periods of your life where you are stuck in the valley or slowly climbing up the side of the mountain. The pains, struggles, challenges and suffering in the valley and in the climb are what allow you to experience the transfiguration. Those feelings allow you to be grateful for the moments that you have clarity, peace and joy. Listen to learn more about how to handle discouragement in your life! Jennie is a Catholic Life Coach, Podcaster, Speaker and founder of Catholic Moms in the Middle. She equips and encourages middle-life moms to reconnect in their faith by breaking spiritual strongholds so they can finally lose the weight they've struggled with for years, to reconnect in their marriage and to discover where God is calling them in this new season of life.
From the moment I met Myles, I knew I wanted them to be in my life. This magnetic person quickly made an impact on me and I know has for so many others. But who is Myles Sexton? Well, Myles (They/Them) is a Model, Creative Director, Stylist, Makeup Artist HIV/AIDS and Sobriety Activist, and Queer Fashion Nomad. Myles' editorial work has been featured in Vogue Italia, Elle, New York Times, and Fashion Magazine. But today, we sit down with Myles to go back to the beginning, to young Myles of a small town through a life of discovery, and the mountaintop moment that changed their life. Myles is one to watch, but also listen and learn from. IG: @mylessexton Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode Go to www.shopify.com/papaya and get a one-dollar-per month trail period Go to www.californiarunes.ca for more information, recipes and nutritional facts Produced by Dear Media
Journey of a Fearless Female's podcast
Jessica Buchanan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six. Her book details how she was kidnapped at gunpoint on October 25, 2011, while she was on a normal field assignment in Somalia as a humanitarian aid worker, and held for 93 days by a group of Somali land pirates. Her new book, Deserts to Mountaintops: Our Collective Journey to (re)Claiming Our Voice, is a collection of memoirs from Jessica and 25 other amazing women who have experienced hardship and are journeying from the desert of survival, back to finding themselves. You can find Jessica on Instagram @jessicacbuchanan, on her website, and on Facebook. She also hosts a podcast called, We Should Talk About That, with fellow writer Jessica Kidwell. They attempt to unpack the uncomfortable topics that nobody is talking about, but definitely should. Want to be more Fearless? Website: Fearlessfemale.com Facebook: Facebook.com/groups/fearlessfemalemovement Twitter: @FearlessFemale9 Instagram: @fearlessfemale_coach and @paolarosser Tiktok: @paola.rosser Youtube: Fearless Female Channel
For 5 March 2023, Second Sunday of Lent, based on Matthew 17:1–9 (Photo by Simon Berger on Unsplash)
Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio
The Rev. Keith Haney, Assistant to the President for Missions, Human Care, and Stewardship in the LCMS Iowa District West joins the Rev. Dr. Phil Booe to study Luke 10:25–37. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of the Good Samaritan in his famous 1968 speech, “I've Been to the Mountaintop.” He said, “The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was, ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But, the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?'” The attitude of the Christian toward his neighbor is to reflect the attitude of Christ toward us. What does this mean? This special episode of Thy Strong Word explores the answer.
Today we talk about the american hero none of us deserved: Martin Luther King Jr. But mostly about how the US government made his life a living hell. Patreon Follow us on Instagram for BTS and more! @pointsopressure Subscribe to our Youtube channel! Merch Here!
Matthew 17:1-9 Visit our website https://www.fumcm.org to learn how to connect with us! Find us on Facebook and Instagram @fumcboro. Visit https://www.fumcm.org/giving if you would like to support the many ministries at FUMC.
First Baptist Church Greensboro
On February 27 the people who run Joe Biden intend to give the corrupt W.H.O. complete control of “pandemic” responses in the United States. Episode 652: What if we have our own revival? The Asbury Revival is still going strong--though the University says it's going to wind it down--and it seems like an act of renewal driven by the Holy Spirit. Attendees are in tears, in smiles and feeling the Spirit. Yes, it's a thrill. I am going to share with you some sings of mine-revivals I have been blessed to witness and hear about. While they are smaller in scope, they happen every day and are no less a sign of God working in our midst than what happened at Asbury. And, this nation better pray for more revivals given what's coming, which I explain in Episode 653. What does God say? The Holy Spirit dwells within those who follow the Lord Jesus and keep his commandsJohn 14:15-17Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be[a] in you.“Mountain Top” experiences like Asbury are grand and they are not the reality of Christian life. The Lord Jesus tells us we will face troubles in this life. It's in struggling where we get to experience the grace of God. 1 Peter 4:12-19Suffering for Being a Christian12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice in as much as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 15 If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. 16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin with God's household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And,“If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”[a]19 So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.Study: Recent Grads Claim Higher Ed Didn't Prepare Them Emotionally for the Transition to Workasked 1,005 young professionals between the ages of 22 and 28 about their emotional well-being” North Korea Defector Compares ‘Woke' Education in America to Regime She Escaped”Show AdvertisersAlan's Soaps https://alanssoaps.com/TODD Use coupon code ‘TODD' to save an additional 10% off the bundle price. Bonefrog Coffee https://bonefrog.us Enter promo code TODD at checkout to receive 5% off your subscription. Bulwark Capital https://knowyourriskradio.comGet your free copy of “Common Cents Investing” Call 866-779-RISK or visit the website. Healthycell https://healthycell.com/todd Journey to better health and save 20% off your first order with promo code TODD.My Pillowhttps://mypillow.com Sleep cool with the new MyPillow 2.0 now Buy One Get One Free with code TODD.RuffGreens https://ruffgreens.com/todd Get your FREE Jumpstart Trial Bag of Ruff Greens, simply cover shipping. SOTA Weight Loss https://sotaweightloss.com SOTA Weight Loss is, say it with me now, STATE OF THE ART!Texas Superfoods https://texassuperfoods.com Texas Super Foods is whole food nutrition at its best.GreenHaven Interactivehttps://greenhaveninteractive.comGet more customer online with a world class website and Google
First United Methodist Church of Lakeland
Riley Short will be preaching from Matthew 17:1-8.
Ascension Lutheran Church Podcast
Sermon from February 19th, 2023 at Tyler Campus
Jacqui Lewis, Preacher
Jesus' transfiguration into heavenly glory on the mountain and his conversation with Moses and Elijah was spectacular display of His true divine nature. - SERMON TRANSCRIPT - Turn in your Bibles as we continue our study in this magnificent gospel, Mark's Gospel. We turn now to the ninth chapter, Mark 9:1-8. This morning in the text we are invited up into a mountaintop experience. We are invited up into a display of the glory of God in the face of Christ. We are invited up into a bright cloud, enveloping cloud, of Almighty God, speaking of his love for his only-begotten son. As we do so by faith, we are looking back at a moment in time when for a brief instant, the veil of the incarnation was pulled back and Jesus's true glory shown forth. But also by faith we look ahead to not just a mere moment, but an eternity of walking in Christ's glory in the new heavens and the new earth. When the new Jerusalem will not need the light of the sun or the light of the moon or the light of a lamp, for the glory of God will give it light and the lamb, Jesus, will be the lamp. We need this mountaintop experience, don't we? We need it. We need this display of Christ's light. We need the experience of the bright cloud of God's glory and his mighty voice declaring his love for his son. We need this because of this present darkness that we are all walking in. This present darkness, that's Paul's phrase in Ephesians 6, battling disease, battling injury, battling aging, battling pain and anxiety and fear and guilt and sorrow, battling Satan and demons and their temptations, most of all, battling sin. We need this mountaintop experience, don't we? The Lord in his graciousness and his kindness has given it to us in Mark 9:1-8. We need it, and I think the disciples needed it too. I. The Context: A Needed Preview of Christ’s Coming Glory The context of the Mount of Transfiguration account, as we've seen, is what's been happening in Mark's Gospel. Jesus is on retreat with his apostles in Caesarea of Philippi, as they were moving along in that area. He asked them concerning his own identity, who do people say that I am, and they gave the answer. And then that most important question that we would ever face, that any of us ever faces, the question on which our own eternal destiny hangs our answer to that question, what about you, who do you say that I am? Simon Peter speaking for all of the apostles, speaking for indeed all believers at all time, gives in Matthew 16 the full confession, "You are the Christ, the son of the living God." But then Jesus went on to give a stunning, a shocking revelation of his own imminent death[Mark 8:31- 32]. He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priest and teacher of the law, and that he must be killed, and after three days rise again. He spoke plainly about this. Peter, again, probably speaking for all of them, took Jesus aside privately and rebuked him. Matthew tells us, he said, "Never, Lord. This shall never happen to you." But then Jesus turned and publicly rebuked Peter in front of all of them. "Get behind me, Satan," He said. “You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” The kingdom of God would be built by Christ's suffering and death, by his bloodshed on the cross. And not only that, it would be advanced and built across generations of his servants who are similarly willing to suffer and to die in his name[Mark 8:34-38]. He called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it. But whoever loses his life from me and for the gospel will save it. What good would it be for a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? What could a man give an exchange for his soul? If anyone is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the son of man be ashamed when he comes in his father's glory with his holy angels.” I think the apostles must have been reeling at this. These are heavy words. We've walked through them over the last number of sermons and felt the weight of it. I think they would've agreed with Peter about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of David suffering and dying on a Roman cross. To them, the Kingdom of God must be glorious, powerful, dominant, would fill the world with the glory of God, and the Romans would melt like wax before it, before the coming kingdom. How could it possibly be that the Messiah, the Son of David, would die, especially if he's not merely human, but is actually in fact the son of the living God? How could that be? To them at that moment, it made no sense whatsoever. Now, of course, they didn't realize that the real threat facing them was not Roman power or any Gentile power. The real threat facing every sinner is the wrath, the just wrath and condemnation of a Holy God on Judgment Day. That's the danger. A Holy God whose laws they and us, all of us, have violated throughout our whole lives. A God who could by no means clear the guilty without blood sacrifice. Now, Jesus knew their hearts were stunned, crushed, reeling, unable to wrap their minds around this infinite contradiction, a personage so obviously powerful, able to still a storm with his words, able to walk on the sea, able to drive out a legion of demons with a word, able to heal any, every disease and sickness effortlessly and completely and instantly, able to make bread and fish appear out of thin air, feed a multitude. How could such a powerful and perfect man be arrested like a common criminal, suffer rejection and torture, and then be crucified and die? He knew they were reeling, and He knew what they needed. For a brief moment He would allow their faith to become sight. He would reverse the basic rule of the incarnation, that He had left the form of his glory as God behind in the incarnation. He would let them look on his true glorious nature for just a moment to restore their faith in his ultimate triumph as king of the Kingdom of God. "For a brief moment, He would allow their faith to become sight.… He would let them look on his true glorious nature for just a moment to restore their faith in his ultimate triumph as king of the Kingdom of God." He makes a promise to them. Look at verse 1. He said to them, "I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Kingdom of God come with power." Now, there are many theories on what this statement means, lots of back and forth. But I have to tell you, all three of the synoptic gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke, immediately follow this statement with the Mount of Transfiguration, all three of them. I don't think we should wonder what He meant. I believe that experience by Peter, James, and John was a direct fulfillment of this promise. They did not taste death before they saw the Kingdom of God come with power, before they would behold his glory. The phrase “they would see the Kingdom of God come with power is very provocative for Jesus's heavenly glory to be revealed briefly as a preview, a foresight rather than foretaste, we could say, of his kingly power. Jesus' full Second Coming glory will be powerful even to the destruction of all of his wicked enemies. He's going to come in the clouds with power and great glory. Jesus just said in Mark 8:38, "The Son of Man will come in his father's glory with the holy angels." Jesus knew his disciples needed this foresight of his kingdom's immeasurable power and glory, and they wouldn't have to wait long. II. The Earthly Eyewitness of Christ’s Majesty Six days later, it came, the earthly eyewitnesses of Christ's majesty. Look at verse 2, “After six days, Jesus took Peter, James, and John with him and led them up a high mountain where they were all alone.” Why only three and why these three? Well, first of all, they were the inner circle. The twelve were selected of a mass of disciples, followers of Jesus, to be apostles and they had a special role. And then within the twelve, there was the three that were the inner circle, Peter, James, and John. These would be the same ones who would be with him in his hour of distress in Gethsemane. They were his closest friends on earth. The number 3, I think, is significant because that is the number of witnesses needed to fully establish any matter in Jewish law. As Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 13:1, every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses. These three would officially testify to what they would see to the other apostles and then eventually to the whole world, meaning us this morning. We would have the eyewitness account of this experience through these three. We would know it's true. Now, years later, the Apostle Peter would write about this experience. I'd like to actually invite you to turn to 2 Peter 1:16-18. It is very powerful. Peter writing about what it was like for him to see this. 2 Peter 1:16-18, there Peter writes, “We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honor and glory from God the Father, when the voice came to him from the majestic glory saying, ‘This is my Son whom I love. With him I am well pleased.’ We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.” He's definitely talking about this experience, the Mount of Transfiguration. Peter says, the gospel accounts of the life of Jesus were not cleverly invented myths. They were based on actual history and actual history itself is based on eyewitness testimonies. Peter says, "We were eyewitnesses of his majesty when he was revealed with divine glory on the sacred mountain and by the voice of Almighty God," as we see in our account in Mark. Peter says, "We ourselves heard this voice." As he says, "We ourselves saw his glory as witnesses." Now, if you were to continue in 2 Peter 1, he says, "We have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it as to a light shining in a dark place." That's how I began the sermon. Many of you would say, "Boy, I wish I had been there. I wish I could have been there to see the transfiguration. What an incredible mountaintop experience that would be." Peter says it's actually better to read scripture than to have been there. The word of the prophets is more certain than the experience. Why is that? Experience is over, and then what, right? What happened last week? Do you remember? That was amazing. Well, I think that was this, and no, it was that. I'm pretty sure it was the... Look, Peter says, the word of the prophets is perfect, it's unchanging, and it's more certain than any experience we could ever have. The best experience you could ever have of the glory of God is to read the prophetic word. That's what Peter's saying. But he's saying it did happen. It did happen. And guess what? Now this experience is in the prophetic word and we get to read it for all time. The Apostle John, I think, refers to it not so clearly talking about the Mount of Transfiguration, but just his experience of Jesus' life as a whole. John writes in his epistle 1 John 1:1, he says, "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched, this we proclaim concerning the word of life. We were eyewitnesses." That's why he brought Peter, James, and John up there. Go back to Mark 9. The point of all of this, the point of all four Gospels we say, week after week, is to bring you and I, the readers of the gospel, with Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, to confess Jesus as God. None of the gospels says it better than John 20:31, “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and believing may have life in his name.” All of the four gospel accounts are written to bring you to faith in Jesus as God. III. Jesus Transfigured Before Them This account of the Transfiguration is overwhelming evidence of his deity. Peter, James, and John were led up by Jesus up a high mountain where they're all alone. Luke tells us in his account of the Mount of Transfiguration, they went up to pray, and so they did. They were up there praying. Jesus loved to do this. He loved to go up on mountains and pray, usually alone. But in this case, He takes these three friends with him. There's something about the mountaintop experience, isn't there? Just getting up elevated. I'm definitely a mountain person. I just love getting up high and be able to look down over the valleys below. There is that sense of being up. We don't know for certain what mountain they're on. But because of the proximity to the Caesarea of Philippi, most scholars believe it was Mount Hermon, which is quite a mountain. It's 9,232 feet above sea level. It's a dramatic vista of that whole region, and so it was this mountaintop experience. Then Jesus was transfigured before them. Look at verse 2 and 3. There He was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. It's a stunning transformation in the appearance of Jesus and his clothing. Essential to the theology of the incarnation was that Jesus appeared ordinary. That's essential to our salvation. It's essential to the salvation that, God works through Jesus, and He had to appear ordinary. This was predicted in Isaiah's great prophecy of him in Isaiah 53:2, “He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him. Nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected.” This ordinary appearance was essential to him being known only by faith, not by sight. You had to be able to see him properly by faith, not by sight. It had to be revealed by the Father who Jesus was or you're not going to get it, because He just looks like a mere man and He's claiming to be God. If Jesus is radiantly glorious all the time, everybody's on their face around him. That's the inevitable reaction. As a matter of fact, in John's gospel, when his enemies came to arrest him, He asked, "Who are you looking for?" They said, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said, "I Am," and they drew back and fell to the ground. The full display of the glory of Jesus did not fit with the plan of God that Jesus would be despised and rejected, ultimately leading to his crucifixion. They would never have crucified, Paul says in Corinthians, the Lord of glory if He'd appeared glorious. "It's essential to the salvation that, God works through Jesus, and He had to appear ordinary." But for just this one moment, the rules of engagement were changed, just for a moment. A radiant light, [Matthew 17:2], his face shown like the sun and his clothes became as white as the light. His face is shining. There's overpowering light coming directly from his face, so also his clothing. Luke 9:29 says, "As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed." Listen to this. "His clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning." You could imagine, have you ever looked at and seen a flash of lightning? It's just overpoweringly bright. His clothes are shimmering, like light flashing, like a jewel in their heavenly brilliant white, a symbol of perfect radiant purity. “God is light and in him there's no darkness at all.” [1 John 1:5] Light is strongly connected with the presence of Almighty God in many places, but also Psalm 104:2, “He wraps himself with light as with a garment.” It's beautiful, isn't it? It lines up with the Mount of Transfiguration. Before Jesus was incarnate, He was glorious. Before Jesus was incarnate, He was glorious. As a matter of fact, in John 17:5, He prays to get his glory back, “And now, Father, glorify me with the glory I had with you before the world began.” Jesus shared a glory that God says in other places He will not share with another. There's a unique glory that God has that He shares with his Son, because his Son is God. We can see that in the prophets. Isaiah and Ezekiel had visions of pre-incarnate Christ and his radiant glory. Isaiah 6, “ In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne high and exalted and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him there were seraphs, each with six wings. And with two wings they covered their faces, and with two wings they covered their feet, and with two wings they were flying. They were crying to one another, ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty. The whole earth is full of his glory.’" John tells us in John 12:41 that Isaiah saw Jesus' glory and wrote about him. That was Jesus' glory. Ezekiel has a vision, I think, also of the pre-incarnate Christ. In Ezekiel 1 the prophet had a vision of cherubim who moved back and forth and there's wheels within wheels. The cherubim themselves were brilliant as lightning and flashes of lightning were moving continually back and forth among the cherubim. Fire was moving back and forth among them, as though fire is their native habitat. Then high above them is an expanse sparkling like ice and awesome, and high above that expanse over their heads was what looked like a throne of sapphire, and high above that on a throne was a figure like that of a man. I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up, he looked like glowing metal as if full of fire. And that from there down, he looked like fire and brilliant lights surrounded him. Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so is the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. “When I saw it, I fell face down.” Ezekiel's reaction is common for all who have encounters with the glory of God in the Bible. They're always overwhelmed and knocked to the ground. That's why Jesus couldn't do this all the time. These passages give us a sense of the infinite glory that was Jesus before the world began and before He was incarnate. Paul makes it plain, that essential to his incarnation was Jesus' humility in laying aside the form of God, laying aside the outward appearance of majesty and glory that is his by right. In Philippians 2:6-8, “Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant. Being born in likeness of men and being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.” The Greek word form there is “morphe”. It has to do here with his appearance and presentation to onlookers. The radiant light, the magic, majestic glory that belongs to God alone was Jesus' by right since he is equal in deity to the Father. He laid aside the “morphe”, the “form”, the appearance of God, and took on the “morphe”, the form, the appearance of a human being and a servant. Charles Wesley in his Christmas hymn, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, “mild he lays his glory by, born that man no more may die.” He lays his glory aside. This transfiguration now, this is a metamorphosis. That's the Greek word, Jesus' “morphe,” his form, his appearance, his likeness changed, not his essential nature. He always was God, is God now, and forever will be God. The entire universe depends on the deity of Christ. He can't stop being God and then start being God. That's not what the incarnation was all about. He was God, is God, will forever be God. He's the same yesterday, today, and forever. But his “morphe”, his form, had changed. And like I said, in the incarnation, usually He looked completely ordinary, until this one moment. He allowed some of his divine glory, a glory that is his by right, to be shown to these three witnesses, Peter, James, and John. The Greek word is “metamorphoo”, “metamorphosis”, that's where we get it. It's like a change of appearance. But interestingly in the Greek, it's in the passive voice. He was metamorphosized. It was done to him. He didn't do it to himself. God did it to Jesus. God the Father wanted Jesus to appear glorious to Peter, James, and John. This transfiguration happened right before their eyes. Indeed, it was the whole point. The light was not for Jesus's benefit, it was for theirs and for ours, to prop up their flagging confidence in the light of his revelation, that He would suffer and die. IV. The Heavenly Eyewitness of Christ’s Exodus The heavenly eyewitnesses of Christ's exodus, now we've got... If it's not exciting enough, now it gets even more exciting. Look at verse 4. There appeared before them Elijah and Moses who are talking with Jesus. Now, this is amazing. Two deceased heroes of Israel's past show up talking with Jesus. We believe that they were among the spirits of the righteous made perfect, that the author of Hebrews speaks about in Hebrews 12, that were surrounding God's throne in the Heavenly Zion. They're in the spirit realm. They were absent from the body, present with the Lord. Moses, the great lawgiver, the author of their first five books of the Bible, the leader of the exodus from slavery in Egypt, Moses, and then Elijah, the greatest of the prophets who ascended to heaven in a chariot of fire, talking with Jesus. Many scholars have said they represent the law and the prophets in their testimony to Jesus. I think they were actually there, but I think that's valid, that the law and the prophets testify to Jesus. This also proves in Jesus's pattern, the resurrection from the dead. Remember how the Sadducees said that there is no resurrection from the dead? Jesus says about the resurrection of the dead, "Have you not read what God said to you? I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob." He is not the God of the dead but of the living. In other words, “I am Abraham's God right now. Abraham continues to exist. I am Isaac's God right now. He continues to exist and have a relationship with God. I am Jacob's God." Let's add these two. “I am Moses' God. He continues to exist. I am Elijah's God. He continues to exist.” For this brief encounter, they appeared to have human bodies, I guess. I don't know how they knew that it was Moses and Elijah. I doubt they were wearing name tags. You know how you just know things in a dream or maybe they heard the conversation? But they knew it was Moses and Elijah talking with Jesus. What was the topic of their conversation? Mark doesn't tell us, but Luke does. In Luke 9:30-31, it says, "Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in gloria splendor talking with Jesus." Listen to this. "They spoke about his departure, which He was about to bring to fulfillment in Jerusalem." All right, simple terms, they're at least talking about his death. What was his departure that He was going to bring to fulfillment in Jerusalem but his death? Why would that be the topic? That's the very thing that Peter, James, and John and the rest of them are reeling over. It's the very thing they're going to talk about going down the mountain. This is the point of all this is that they would understand how essential Jesus' death is to God's glorious plan. But even cooler than that is that the Greek word for departure is “exodus”. Basically Moses is saying, "I just did the symbolic exodus." Yes, it was physical and all that, but the real exodus is done by Jesus, because the real slavery is sin. As He says in John 8, “Anyone who sins is a slave to sin. But if the Son sets you free, you'll be free indeed.” What is that exodus? It's Jesus' work in us setting us free from our sin. That's what they were talking about, the exodus that Jesus would bring to fulfillment in Jerusalem by his death. At this moment, Peter thought it best to say something. Don't you love Peter? Isn't he a piece of work? Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put at three shelters, one for you, one for Moses, one for Elijah." He did not know what to say. They were so frightened. Just a glimpse into Peter's personality. I've said this before, but now is the moment to say it for the record. There are two kinds of people, those who when they don't know what to say, say something, and those who when they don't know what to say, say nothing. Peter was in the first category. I don't know what to say, but let's just roll this out. Honestly, Peter's words were foolish. There's not a time for him to talk. Furthermore, there's a nefarious kind of center to it. I think they wanted to stay in the mountaintop experience. We know that they have to go down off that mountain, down into the valley, and what's going to happen down there is going to be really hard. There's going to be some immediate ministry that's going to be very distressing, and then the road is leading to Jerusalem and to his death. Peter doesn't want any part of that still. He just wants to stay up there on the mountaintop experience. Furthermore, he wants to make three shelters as though Moses, Elijah, and Jesus are all equals. Finally, as though this isn't dramatic enough, a bright cloud appears. This literally brings goosebumps to me even right now. God the Father shows up and surrounds them in a bright cloud, a bright cloud envelops them [Matthew 17:5]. God often appeared in the Old Testament in a bright cloud. Now, this is not a normal cloud that reflects sunlight. This is a cloud that has its own brightness. It is a cloud of light. It enveloped them, It surrounded them in cloud and light, and then the voice of Almighty God came from that cloud. "This is my Son whom I love. With him I am well pleased. Listen to him.” This is the second time that God has said these words. At Jesus' baptism, in Mark's gospel, He says them to Jesus. "You are my Son whom I love. With you I'm well pleased." Here, He says them to Peter and the other two apostles, "This is my son whom I love. With him I am well pleased." Here we are, as I said at the beginning of the sermon, invited up into the bright cloud of Almighty God's love for his Son. He's inviting you in. He wants you to know how much He loves his Son. “For the Son is,” [Hebrews 1:3], “the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being.” One of the most important lessons you can ever learn about God is that God is happy. He is a blessed being. He is in and of himself a happy, full, complete being. He sits on a throne and does whatever pleases him. At the core of his pleasure is his love in his Son. John Piper in his book, The Pleasures of God, said this, "A great part of God's glory is his happiness. It is a glorious thing for God to be as happy as he is. God's glory consists much in the fact that he is happy beyond our wildest imagination.” Piper goes on to argue that the happiness of God is first and foremost a happiness in his only begotten son. From eternity past, God the Father has effectively stared into the face of his Son, his only begotten Son, and has delighted in it. He is infinitely well pleased with Jesus, and our salvation very much consists in being able to enter into that joy, that happiness, that indescribable love forever. What an incredible thought. God the Father wants us to share in the love He has for his Son. Jesus said, "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now abide in my love." It's like being in that cloud forever. Stay in that love. "One of the most important lessons you can ever learn about God is that God is happy." Now, beautifully, He's going to transform us to make us as morally and physically beautiful and perfect as Jesus is. Thank God for that. We're going to shine like the Son in the Kingdom of our Father, but He's going to transform us. The key to all of that, that salvation, is we need to listen to Jesus talk to us. It's by listening, by hearing, that we are going to be transformed. Faith comes from hearing, and the hearing is the message of Christ. Or again, in John 10:27-28, "My sheep listened to my voice. I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life." V. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence God says and it feels like a rebuke to Peter a little bit, listen to him. What I get out of that is “Peter, be quiet. Be quiet. It's not by your talking that you're going to be saved. It is by me talking to you. It is by Jesus talking to you. It is by the word of God that you are saved.” Psalm 46:10, "Be still and know that I am God," or as Habakkuk 2:20 says, "The Lord is in his holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before him." I feel like this voice from the cloud is speaking to the entire human race across every century. “All of you, be quiet and listen to my Son. I love him. He is my glory. Listen to him and you will be saved.” As the ancient hymn writer put it, “Let all mortal flesh keep silent and with fear and trembling stand; ponder nothing earthly-minded, for with blessing in his hand, Christ, our God, to earth descendeth, our homage to demand.” By listening to God, we have faith in Christ, and by faith in Christ are our sins forgiven. Suddenly, Jesus only. Look at verse 8. Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus. The bright cloud is gone, Moses and Elijah are gone. It's only Jesus, only Jesus. Moses and Elijah are not equal with Jesus. Not at all. The bright cloud from which God spoke was not needed either, because Philip said, "Show us the Father and that will be enough.” He said, "Don't you know me, Philip? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father." You don't need the bright cloud. Look at Jesus and you'll see the Father's glory. Christ alone is sufficient. He is, in fact, the final word that God speaks to the human race, as Hebrews 1:1-2 says., “In the past, God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways. But in these last days, he has spoken to us by his Son.” The Son is a radiance of God's glory. VI. Lessons First of all, the infinite glory of Jesus. Not one of us fully realizes how great is Christ's glory. Not one of us sees him properly. All of us should yearn for a clearer vision of Christ, of his power and his glory. And that comes by listening to Christ's word, by listening to his words. All of us should realize the delight the Father has in Christ. This Jesus is the Savior of the world, so trust in him, all of you. I don't know your spiritual condition. I don't know what state you are in when you came in here today, but all you have to do is believe in Jesus as the glory of God, believe that He was incarnate by the power of the Holy Spirit, that He lived an ordinary physical life, though He was God, that He died in your place on the cross, a bloody death that you deserve, but He died in your place so that your sins could be forgiven. All you have to do is trust in him and they'll all be forgiven, and you'll have a promise of seeing His glory for all eternity. Therefore, learn to listen to God and to Jesus more than ever before. Feed on his word. The best thing I can do week after week is just walk through this Gospel of Mark and help you hear Jesus speak. Just listening to what He would say to you. Mountaintop experiences are necessary. From time to time, you might want to get away from the busyness of your life. Go find a mountain or whatever is good for you, forest, beach, but get alone and let God speak peace to your heart. Let him renew you. Let him restore you. Let him revive you so that you can serve him. We're about to partake in the Lord's Supper. It's a beautiful opportunity we have itself, a foretaste of heavenly feasting. We're going to invite all who have trusted in Christ as their Lord and Savior and have testified to that by water baptism to partake. If you've not, we ask that you refrain. But we're going to enjoy a foretaste of heavenly feast, just like this morning, we've enjoyed a foretaste of heavenly sight. Let's close the sermon time in prayer, and then we'll go to the Lord's Supper. Father, we thank you for the beauty of your word. We thank you for the experience that Peter, James, and John had so many, many centuries ago. We thank you that the Holy Spirit led Mark to write this account for us and also Matthew and Luke, so that we could read about it and see by faith the glory of Christ. And now, as we partake in the Lord's Supper, we pray that you would strengthen each one of us and help us to feast on you. In Jesus' name, amen.
Pastor Muriel Otto, UNITY Lutheran Church, Brookfield, WI, February 18-19, 2023
A Doraville police officer has been arrested in connection with the death of a 16-year-old Norcross teen whose body was found off State Route 316 last week. Gwinnett County police are still investigating how Susana Morales died. She went missing last July while walking home and her body was found near the Gwinnett-Barrow county line on February 6. Gwinnett law enforcement officials have not released details of how Doraville Police Officer Miles Bryant was involved in the Morales case. He has not been charged with killing Morales, but he has been charged with false report of a crime and concealing the death of another. Bryant is a Norcross resident, according to Gwinnett County police. Doraville police said they were notified on Monday afternoon that arrest warrants would be served against Bryant. Doraville officials said Bryant is no longer employed by the city's police department. A new bill would prohibit transgender Georgians under 18 from receiving gender-affirming hormone therapy or surgery. The Bill's main sponsor is Senator Clint Dixon, a Republican from Gwinnett County. The eight-page bill includes a long list of procedures that would be barred, including gender-affirming hormone therapy and surgical procedures. The legislation includes some exceptions, including for people who are “born with a medically verifiable disorder of sex development” and for the treatment of “a physical disorder … injury … or illness that is certified by a physician.” A physician who provides any of the services to a person under 18 would be considered to have committed “unprofessional conduct” and would be subject to discipline by their licensing board. The bill would also require school employees to inform parents if their child is transgender. Medical groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, support gender-affirming care for transgender children when the physician and family deem it appropriate. One unintended consequence of the bill could be the prohibition of circumcision, said state Senator Kim Jackson, a Democrat from Stone Mountain. That's because the bill includes a provision that would prohibit the removal of “any healthy or nondiseased body part or tissue.” Circumcision is a common practice and is a required or strongly encouraged in some religions, including Judaism and Islam. A statue of Martin Luther King Jr. that will be featured at the Rodney Cook Sr. Peace Park will reside in Atlanta, but it has major Gwinnett County connections. Local philanthropists Clyde and Sandra Strickland are helping fund the statue — which will depict Dr. King in a pastor's robe and holding an open Bible — and longtime Gwinnett artist Kathy Fincher is one of the sculptors. Fincher and the Stricklands are lifetime friends, and their collaboration on the MLK statue was born out of a mutual desire to depict the civil rights leader in a way he had not been previously shown. Kathy Fincher wanted to emphasize the role faith played in Dr. King's life. That's why she wanted to show him in a pastor's robe, looking upward while delivering his famous "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech, which was also the wish of the National Monument Foundation. The sculpture, which she is working on with Athens artist Stan Mullin, also shows a Bible open to scripture about Moses. The statue will be unveiled on April 1 followed by a World Peace Revival "Peace Walk." Clyde Strickland said the sculpture will not only make its mark on that day, but for decades to come. Legislation introduced into the Georgia House of Representatives Monday marks the latest effort to legalize sports betting in Georgia. House Bill 380, sponsored by state Representative Marcus Wiedower, a Republican from Watkinsville, is being supported by the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Like sports betting legislation floated in past years in the General Assembly, Wiedower's bill calls for sports betting to be overseen by the Georgia Lottery Corp. Unlike previous sports betting bills, the new measure would allow for two types of sports betting licenses. It calls for awarding up to 16 Type 1 licenses to companies that would provide online sports betting services. A second variety of licenses – known as Type 2 – would go to brick-and-mortar businesses in Georgia that would offer in-person sports betting. Sports betting legislation in past years has been limited strictly to online betting. Licensees would pay 15% of their adjusted gross incomes to the state in the form of a “privilege tax” that would be set aside to help fund education in Georgia. The bill sets out penalties for violators and includes provisions requiring companies involved in sports betting to offer programs to help problem gamblers. North Gwinnett Middle School orchestra teacher Sarah Ball has been honored with the 2023 Elizabeth A. H. Green School Educator Award. According to Gwinnett County Public Schools officials, Ball earned the recognition "for her profound impact on string education in her community, state, and beyond." The honor is a national award presented annually by the American String Teachers Association to one school string teacher with a current and distinguished career in a school orchestral setting. From her award nomination letter, her co-teacher Amy Clement stated, “… she is a passionate music educator who enjoys sharing her love of teaching with others. She has recruited countless numbers of students, mentored many student teachers, inspired hundreds of music educators, and of the highest compliment, she has even had several former students become orchestra teachers to follow in her footsteps.” As a creative mind and innovative advocate for string education, Ball has connected, inspired, taught, coached, and developed current and future generations of string students and teachers. According to GCPS officials, Ball has not only been a leader in Gwinnett County schools "but also shared her light beyond her school district with incomparable engagement and motivational strategies in state, local, regional, and national presentations, and guest clinician performances. Her service to the profession is greatly valued and appreciated." The award reviewers also noted these activities as incredibly influential – including serving as GMEA orchestra division chair, as Georgia ASTA president, and as a member-at-large on the national ASTA board. The impact that she has made in guest conducting roles not only influences those students in the ensembles, but also their teachers and families. Ball will receive the award during a presentation at the national conference in Orlando in March. Cherokee Bluff already knew Seckinger wasn't an ordinary first-year boys basketball program after the regular season meeting between the two teams in December. In case the host Bears had forgotten, however, the Jaguars gave them a reminder during their Region 8-AAAA Tournament quarterfinal Monday night at Cherokee Bluff. Seckinger got balanced scoring and held off multiple Cherokee Bluff attempts at a rally to earn the program's first state tournament bid with a 65-54 victory. Carter Watkins led Seckinger with 15 points, 10 rebounds and three assists, but had plenty of help, with three other players in double figures and a fourth nearly joining them. 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In this KEEN ON episode, Andrew talks REVOLUTIONARY ROADS author Bob Thompson about his search for the war that made America independent.... and all the place it could have gone terribly wrong. Bob Thompson is the author of Born on a Mountaintop, an on-the-road exploration of the real and legendary Davy Crockett. As a longtime feature writer for the Washington Post and the editor of its Sunday magazine, he was known for his pieces on the intersection of history and myth. His latest book is “Revolutionary Roads: Searching for the War That Made America Independent...and All the Places It Could Have Gone Terribly Wrong” Name as one of the "100 most connected men" by GQ magazine, Andrew Keen is amongst the world's best known broadcasters and commentators. In addition to presenting KEEN ON, he is the host of the long-running How To Fix Democracy show. He is also the author of four prescient books about digital technology: CULT OF THE AMATEUR, DIGITAL VERTIGO, THE INTERNET IS NOT THE ANSWER and HOW TO FIX THE FUTURE. Andrew lives in San Francisco, is married to Cassandra Knight, Google's VP of Litigation & Discovery, and has two grown children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dylan Arango dives deep into what discipleship really is, and how we are all called to more than a mountaintop experience.Belt of Truth is a podcast brought to you by Armor of God, a Catholic men's movement based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, established to arm men to be the spiritual leaders God has called them to be. Belt of Truth features discussions with a variety of guests to explore different topics crucial for men to hear and reflect on their journey to becoming spiritual leaders. Learn more about Armor of God and Belt of Truth at armingmen.com.
What is ONE person worth? One is worth Jesus leaving the glory seat of Heaven for the gory scene of the cross. One is worth the light of the world going into the darkness of a borrowed tomb. One is worth the Prince of Peace suffering the pain of crucifixion. Here at Mountaintop, we are FOR ONE. One more changed life. For ONE. For FAMILIES. For BHM. Find out more about Mountaintop at https://mountaintopchurch.com Carter McInnis Lead Pastor February 5, 2023
We welcome you to today's broadcast. Billy Lambert will be sharing insight from God's word. This broadcast is part of a nationally televised series sponsored by the churches of Christ. Please sign up for our FREE Bible correspondence course and check out our YouTube channel to see all the latest shows. Our goal is to encourage you to get to know your Bible. Have you watched Getting To Know Your Bible? Please check us out on Dish Network or Direct TV. Click here to find out where you can watch in your area. Our goal is to encourage you to get to know your Bible. #TelevisionMinistry #spreadthegospel Getting To Know Your Bible blogs are available on Spaces by WIX, the GTKYB social media pages, and on our website. Follow along with Billy's weekly podcasts and posts to be encouraged. #TelevisionMinistry #spreadthegospel #GTKYB #BillyLambert #Bible #study #summerdale #churchofchrist #Jesus #NewTestament #church #encouragement #podcast
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The Mountaintops of the Giants is a desolate, frozen hellscape full of angry snails, colossal fingercreepers, and pissed off ice dragons. Not a great vacation destination, but it is lore heavy and full of interesting topics of discussion. We are joined on this episode by Kole Ross from Bonfireside Chat (and Watch Out For Fireballs, etc.) to discuss Melina's Identity, Vyke's status as an ultimate badass, and trusting strangers who want you to get hugged by some hairy wigglers. Hair of the Dogcast is a proud member of the Tokyo Beat Podcast Network! Contact Us: Twitter: @HOTDogcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hairofthedogcast Instagram: hairofthedogcast To see how you can support us and access a bunch of cool, exclusive perks, visit our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/hairofthedogcast We appreciate your support!
About 200 Americans are taken hostage or wrongfully detained each year across the globe. Fran Racioppi traveled to Old Town Alexandria for a conversation on keeping America's promise to its citizens with former hostage Jessica Buchanan and Hostage US Executive Director Liz Cathcart.Jessica shares her story of being kidnapped by some of the very children she went to Somalia to educate. She explains how she coped with detention and complete loss of control over her life, including her last night in captivity that went from a surreal quiet, to gunfire, to rescue by Navy SEAL Team 6.Liz shares the four pillars of support Hostage US provides. She describes the difficulty reintegration brings and how Hostage US supplies the necessary resources to help all involved cope with redefining their lives after captivity. Pick up a copy of Jessica's book, Impossible Odds and her new book Deserts to Mountaintops. Follow her on social media @jessicabuchanan and on the web at jessicabuchanan.com. Go to hostageus.org to support American hostages, detainees, and their families, as they cope with captivity and reintegration. Read the full episode transcription here and learn more on The Jedburgh Podcast Website. Subscribe to us and follow @jedburghpodcast on all social media. Watch the full video version on YouTube.Highlights:0:00 Welcome to Old Town Alexandria4:44 The mission of Hostage US8:55 Africa Jess13:20 The first hours of captivity21:50 What gave captives and families strength28:28 Rescued by SEAL Team 637:19 The challenges of reintegration44:04 Hostage US 2023 goals45:27 Deserts to Mountaintops47:11 Liz and Jess share their three daily foundationsQuotes: “Hostage US is a NGO. We support families of Americans taken hostage abroad or wrongfully detained by state actors.” (5:50) “The cases that are particularly impactful and challenging to manage are those terrorist and wrongful detention cases that last for a long time.” (8:08) “Our car was overtaken by armed men…and that moment, it changed the rest of my life.” (13:13) “Somewhere I remembered that if I lived through the first 48 hours then they probably weren't going to kill me. (15:06)“I knew I needed IV's. I needed antibiotics. I needed a doctor.” (30:39) “For many of us we feel like we have to come back and we have to start all over.” (39:44) “I'm really committed to supporting and empowering women to reclaim their voices.” (46:20)Jessica's Three Daily Foundations to SuccessMaintain a Sacred StartPrayer, journal and visualizeDisplay gratitudeLiz's Three Daily Foundations to SuccessHydrateKnow your limitations and bring in expertsOver-communicateThis episode is brought to you by Jersey Mike's, 18A Fitness & Compass Workforce Solutions
January 25th marks the eleven year anniversary of Jess B's rescue from captivity (she was held hostage by Somali pirates for 93 days for a 45 million dollar ransom demand- check season 1, episode 2 for the full story!) and she is commemorating this very important anniversary with the publication of her first anthology Deserts to Mountaintops: Our Collective Journey to (re) Claiming Our Voice , also the first book from her publishing imprint Soul Speak Press. In this episode, Jess K interviews Jess B about her heart behind the anthology project, what it has been like to work with 21 other authors who are writing about their own desert to mountaintop experience, and how important it is to Jess B to build a space where women feel validated and included despite and because of what they have been through. Get your copy of Deserts to Mountaintops on January 25, at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Deserts-Mountaintops-Collective-Journey-Claiming/dp/195847200X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1674427943&sr=8-1 and don't forget to leave a review!Thank you to our sponsors:Lyssa Seward: https://www.sothebysrealty.com/ttrsir/eng/associate/279-a-3012-4043609/lyssa-sewardSupport the show
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“It is our time to be in the center of both the pain and the problem.” Sermon by Najuma Smith-Pollard from worship at 10:00 a.m. on MLK Sunday, January 15, 2023 at All Saints Church, Pasadena. Readings: Psalm 98:1-4, MLK's I've Been to the Mountaintop, and Luke 4:14-22. Watch the sermon on YouTube. Follow All Saints Church on Twitter @ASCpas. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsPasadena/. Check out our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/allsaintspasadena1/videos. Subscribe, like, get notifications every time we post! Enjoy our extensive archive of stimulating and inspiring content! Donate to support the mission and ministries of All Saints at https://allsaints-pas.org/donate/donate-now/.
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A Martin Luther King Day special featuring excerpts of two historic MLK speeches: “Beyond Vietnam” and “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.”
A Martin Luther King Day special featuring excerpts of two historic MLK speeches: “Beyond Vietnam” and “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.”
Has someone hurt you? Tried to ruin you? What do you do? Try and get back at them? Try to hurt them? If so – that means you only see what is right in front of you. What if you could change that? What if you could start seeing life from a 30,000 ft view where you begin to see those people and situations as something God wants to use in your life to change you and those around you?
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Part of our mission at Mountaintop is to equip people to follow Jesus, including equipping people to follow Jesus in their marriages and dating relationships. We want you to win at love. And that's what this series is all about. The stakes of losing are too high. And if marriage isn't for you, we want to equip you to walk through life with your friends and family who are struggling in committed relationships. Find out more about Mountaintop at https://mountaintopchurch.com Carter McInnis Lead Pastor January 15, 2023
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We've begun the book of Exodus just in time to mark Martin Luther King Jr's birthday and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. This first parsha packs a lot in: Moses' birth, growing up Egyptian, the burning bush, and starting to fight against oppression. But it's the Hebrew and Egyptian women who really spark the first acts of civil disobedience--getting into good trouble. Learn more about the connections between MLK and the Civil Rights Movement and Exodus by listening today! Episode Timecode: (39:00) Guided Meditation by Rabbinic Student Evan Traylor
After a much-needed hiatus, Pierre Pressure is back with an extremely special episode. Pierre talks with the one and only Jedi Master of Punk Rock, Mike Watt. Watt started his bass playing career in the legendary punk band the Minutemen in 1980 in San Pedro with his childhood friends D. Boon and George Hurley. That band is cited across the board as a lightning rod influence on the punk and indie scenes that endure to this day. After the tragic demise of the Minutemen in 1980, Watt has continued to blaze a trail playing bass with his countless solo projects and collaborations, including fIREHOSE, Dos, Iggy Pop, J Mascis and the Fog, Porno For Pyros, Banyan, Il Sogno Del Mariano, MSSV, the Secondmen, the Missingmen, and many others.Pierre and Mike talked about the political roots of the Minutemen, the ethos of the punk movement that surrounded it and nurtured it, as well as delving into Watt's philosophies of bass playing, healthy living, collaboration, and evolving as a human being and a musician who continues to break new ground after forty years on the stage and in the studio.hootpage.comtwfps.compierredegaillande.com Playlist available on Spotify: Theme song; Marchandise by Pierre de Gaillande, from the album franglais. (Translated from Merchandise by Fugazi.) Sidemouse by Dos. The Roar of the Masses Could be Farts, Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth by Minutemen. Relatin Dudes to Jazz by Firehose. Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs, Shit from an Old Notebook, Vietnam, Swing to the Right, God Bows to Math by Minutemen. Against the 70s by Mike Watt. Glory of Man (live) by MW and the Missingmen. Grease the System by Banyan. Mountain Top by Il Sogno del Marinaeo. One Reporter's Opinion by Minutemen. Forever One Reporter's Opinion by Mike Watt. Hear Me by fIREHOSE. Intense Song For Madonna to Sing by Mike Watt. Red and the Black by Minutemen. Everywhen We Go by Mike Bagetta, Mike Watt, Jim Keltner.
Interview begins @ 8:08 Today Dr. Miles Neale and Dr. John explore “ego death”, and a few issues with this language, we continue discussing the nature of the ego, the Buddhist frame for soul, returning from the mountaintop or a break-through experience, nondualism, Miles reveals several of his transcendent experiences and also a personal experience with death, “cheap” nondualism, addiction to the nondual, spiritual bypassing, grief, experiencing death, trauma and the unconscious, the healing relationship between teacher and student, holding suffering, the ego's avoidance, guru devotion, pilgrimage, psychedelic experience, sacred journeys, and we finish with Tibetan Buddhism and the infrastructure of the return from the “mountaintop”. Bio: Dr. Miles Neale, PsyD, is a Buddhist psychotherapist in private practice, founder of the Contemplative Studies Program, international speaker, and host of the Wisdom Keeper Podcast. He has taught psychology and meditation at prestigious university hospitals including Harvard, Columbia, and Cornell. Author of Gradual Awakening (Sounds True, 2018) and co-editor of Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2017), Miles is currently writing his next book Return with Elixir: Journey of Conscious Death and Rebirth (Inner Traditions, 2023). With more than twenty years integrating the mind science of Tibetan Buddhism with psychology, trauma research, neuroscience, and mythology, Miles is a forerunner in the emerging field of contemplative psychotherapy, and leads pilgrimages around the Buddhist world. https://www.milesneale.com John's Esalen Workshop: https://www.esalen.org/workshops/portals-and-pathways-ecstatic-experience-music-and-the-red-book-022723 Website for The Sacred Speaks: http://www.thesacredspeaks.com WATCH: YouTube for The Sacred Speaks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOAuksnpfht1udHWUVEO7Rg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesacredspeaks/ @thesacredspeaks Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesacredspeaks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesacredspeaks/ Brought to you by: https://www.thecenterforhas.com Theme music provided by: http://www.modernnationsmusic.com
It's a family episode with Rudy & Issa! We chat about Rudy's gripes with Bobo, Little Tokyo showdown, Mountain Top, hot white professors, and answer some Slept Kingdom questions. Sponsors: TigerBelly is sponsored by BetterHelp. As the world's largest therapy service, BetterHelp has matched 3 million people with professionally licensed and vetted therapists available 100% online. Go to www.betterhelp.com/belly Right now, it's time to reclaim your health and arm your immune system with convenient, daily nutrition! All you have to do is visit www.athleticgreens.com/belly
#OnTheStacks with Bill Corcoran Jr.
I Couldn't Afford Shoes as a Kid. Now I Own a Sneaker Store. | Ep.139: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Isaac Mensah, Entrepreneur and Owner of Gemini Kicks. He didn't have material possessions as a kid, and some days there was only enough food for him and his siblings so his mom would go without eating dinner. Isaac credits her for his drive, character, and success from seeing how hard she worked and the sacrifices she made during his childhood. While he was serving in the Navy overseas, he began buying Jordan sneakers and shipping them back home to Pennsylvania with the idea of eventually reselling them for a profit. Sneakers became an obsession. His love for sneakers and entrepreneurial spirit now allows him to make a living from something he once couldn't afford. We also talk about Sneaker Culture and the impact it has on business, society, and one's self esteem. Want to watch this episode? Tap here! Please enjoy! This episode is brought to you by the following sponsors: Ricci Security Solutions. #OnTheStacks HQ is protected by Ricci Security Solutions. To secure your home or business, call 570-735-7500. Cavanaugh's Grille. Mention Code STACKS for 1 FREE draft beer with purchase of any entrée when you dine at! 163 North Main St., Mountain Top, PA 18707. The Pest Rangers. Finding insects in your home can be a real pest! Rid your home today from those unwanted creepy crawlers. Visit The Pest Rangers on the web! Brrrn. Get 15% Off at BRRN with code STACKS15 at checkout! blu door Financial helps you save money and reduce taxes to live a fuller financial life. To learn more, visit blu door Financial on the web! Engage with us on social media: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, or visit us on the web!
#OnTheStacks with Bill Corcoran Jr.
How to Conquer Anxiety/Depression, and Build back Confidence | Ep.138: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Alyssa Kashuda, Yoga Instructor and Co-Owner of The Salt Barre. Alyssa has always been a high achieving individual but didn't feel confident most days. Since she was a young child, she struggled with anxiety, but didn't even know what it was until she met a friend in College who experienced similar symptoms. Then, after a bout of severe depression, and feeling "numb" from various medications, Alyssa decided to take a totally different approach to her mental health. This is when she discovered yoga and it changed her life. She quit her day job and embarked on her entrepreneurial journey through yoga, where she became an instructor and started her own business. Listen and learn how Alyssa was able to conquer her anxiety/depression, and build back her confidence. Want to watch this episode? Tap here! Please enjoy! This episode is brought to you by the following sponsors: Ricci Security Solutions. #OnTheStacks HQ is protected by Ricci Security Solutions. To secure your home or business, call 570-735-7500. Cavanaugh's Grille. Mention Code STACKS for 1 FREE draft beer with purchase of any entrée when you dine at! 163 North Main St., Mountain Top, PA 18707. The Pest Rangers. Finding insects in your home can be a real pest! Rid your home today from those unwanted creepy crawlers. Visit The Pest Rangers on the web! Brrrn. Get 15% Off at BRRN with code STACKS15 at checkout! blu door Financial helps you save money and reduce taxes to live a fuller financial life. To learn more, visit blu door Financial on the web! Engage with us on social media: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, or visit us on the web!