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New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 25 - March 22, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2023 2:25


Daily Devotional As you reflect on this prayer today, also read Ephesians 6:10-18. The Prayer of St. Patrick: Morning Prayer  l arise today Through the strength of heaven; Light of the sun, Splendor of fire, Speed of lightning, Swiftness of the wind, Depth of the sea, Stability of the earth, Firmness of the rock.  l arise today Through God's strength to pilot me; God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to guide me, God's eye to look before me, God's ear to hear me, God's word to speak for me, God's hand to guard me, God's way to lie before me, God's shield to protect me, God's hosts to save me Afar and a near, Alone or in a multitude. Christ shield me today Against wounding Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me. l arise today Through the mighty strength Of the Lord of creation. . https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 24 - March 21, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2023 1:55


Daily Devotional Luke 5:16 But he [Jesus] withdrew to the wilderness and prayed Julie Burroughs Reflection: Withdrawing involves an intentional moving away from something or somewhere. In Jesus' case, He removed Himself from the hubbub of the "multitudes" gathering to listen to Him and looking for healing (verse 15).  He was getting away from His daily grind. The verse indicates an intentional move not only away from one place, but also to a specific other place: the wilderness. I don't know about you, but the word "wilderness" doesn't make me think of quiet and calm. While it might be isolated from people, there are still possibly animals and other elements of nature and place that might be, well, "wild." Sometimes a house full of children and bets with a lot going on can be thought of as its own sort of wilderness (it's certainly wild, at any rate).  Sometimes a city is described as a wilderness - the cement jungle. What is your wilderness? To pray, remove yourself from the daily grind. Face whatever wilderness is available. Jesus didn't get on a plane to head to some beach, lake, city or jungle. He went to the desert, because that is what was right there where He was. Don't neglect, make space. One morning I sat at the table with my Bible and prayer journal. My son asked if I would play a game with him, to which I replied, "as soon as I finish my Bible study time." He was still in the next room bouncing and playing - being the little wild thing he is, but I turned my focus on the Lord and had some quality time to get my day started right. Prayer: Lord, Help me realize that I don't need to search for peace to pray, but to pray for peace. You give me the place I need to be and here it is that I will pray. Grant me Your peace that passes all understanding, no matter the wilderness I face. .  https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

We Nurture - A Kimberton Waldorf School Podcast Series
Deepening Your Understanding and Love for Your Child Through Observation

We Nurture - A Kimberton Waldorf School Podcast Series

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2023 21:05


Over 30 years ago when I was first introduced to Waldorf education I heard about the immense value of observing my children and how it would help me know them better. This concept was new to me as a valuable parenting tool. I was intrigued and decided to try it out. In this episode, I share what I learned from observing my children. I also talk about a good starting place should you choose to practice observing your child as a  way to know them better. I'm so glad you've joined me!WebsiteInstagram

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 23 - March 20, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2023 2:00


Daily Devotional Isaiah 40:31 For those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They shall run and not grow weary. They shall walk and not faint.  Pastor Tom Bridges Reflection: This is my favorite passage in the Old Testament for a few different reasons. One is the imagery of soaring high, on wings like eagles. I served in the 101st Airborne Division, and our nickname is the Screamin' Eagles. Since that time, I've been fascinated by the incredible power, strength, and beauty of the eagle. The passage also holds special meaning for me, as it helped me get through a tough situation. When I was in Airborne school, I got the flu the night before a critical run had to be completed. If I did not complete the run with my class, I would have to repeat the entire week's training (trust me, I did NOT want to repeat a week of grueling training). That morning, I was sweating profusely and didn't see any possible way I could keep pace with my class for the 3-mile run.  But as I started, I began saying the words of this verse over and over. As my left foot hit the pavement, I said: "Run and not grow weary'" and as my right foot hit the pavement, I said (under my breath) "Walk and not faint." It was only the power of God that got me through that morning. I was sick as a dog. But I leaned on the power of prayer, on the power of Scripture, and on the power of the Holy Spirit, and God was good. And God still is!  Prayer: Lord, Help us to lean upon you for strength; may we run and not be weary, and may we walk and not faint. Amen. .  https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - 4th Sunday - March 19, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2023 0:48


Daily Devotional Sunday "Little Easter" Every Sunday in Lent is considered a "little Easter." a time to celebrate the Lord's resurrection and spend time praising God. So, in keeping with this, our Sunday devotionals will be traditional Easter hymns. Take a moment to sing these with your family or by yourself. If you like, listen to the song on your computer or phone. But be sure to spend time rejoicing and praising God for our new life in Jesus Christ. Crown Him with Many Crowns By Matthew Bridges, 1852 Crown Him with many crowns, The Lamb upon His throne; Hark! How the heav'nly anthem drowns All music but its own! Awake, my soul and sing Of Him Who died for thee, And hail Him as thy matchless King Through all eternity. Crown Him the Lord of love! Behold His hands and side-Rich wounds, yet visible above, In beauty glorified. No angel in the sky Can fully bear that sight, But downward bends His wond'ring eye At mysteries so bright. Crown Him the Lord of life! Who triumphed o'er the grave, Who rose victorious in the strife For those He came to save. His glories now we sing, Who died, and rose on high, Who died eternal life to bring, And lives that death may die. Crown Him the Lord of heav'n! One with the Father known, One with the Spirit through Him giv'n From yonder glorious throne, To Thee be endless praise, For Thou for us hast died; Be Thou, O Lord, through endless days Adored and magnified. . https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 22 - March 18, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2023 2:37


Daily Devotional Acts 16:23,25 After they had given Paul and Silas a severe flogging, they threw them into prison. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Debby Cumbie Reflection: Nothing Can Silence The Song There is something deep and powerful about music. It can motivate. It can praise. It can spark gratitude, peace and joy in a way that few things can. It is no wonder that music is so intricately woven through the history of our faith. As we read the passage above from Acts, we see how Paul and Silas were so convinced that they would not die, but live, that - even in prison, even in the middle of the night - they sang. Nothing can silence the song of love. lam reminded of a song that has been so much on my heart lately that I find myself singing it over and over, silently in my head. I sing it as my prayer many times every day.  If Stuart, our Tech Arts director, were recording this as a mission video, I would sing it for you; but I think that the words to the song are impactful enough to touch your hearts and minds during this season of Lent. I know that the lyrics will linger long after this singer is gone! Truly, nothing can silence the song of Love!  So I close with the words to "Looking Through His Eyes" as our prayer: "Let me see this world, dear Lord, as though I were looking through Your eyes. A world where people don't want You Lord; but a world for which You died. Let me kneel with You in the garden. Blur my eyes with tears of agony; For if once I could see this world the way You see, I just know I'd serve You more faithfully. Let me see this world, dear Lord, through Your eyes when men mocked Your Holy Name. When they beat You and spat upon You, Lord, let me love them as You loved them just the same. Let me stand high above my petty problems, and grieve for people, hell bound eternally; For if once I could see this world the way You see, I just know I'd serve You more faithfully." Amen.  Words and music by Mike Otto; copyright 1979 by John T. Benson Publishing Company . https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 21 - March 17, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2023 4:12


Daily Devotional John 10:11-21, "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep. A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don't belong to him and he isn't their shepherd. And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock. The hired hand runs away because he's working only for the money and doesn't really care about the sheep. "am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me, just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep. I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd. Pastor Vicki Harrison Reflection: What image comes to mind when you think of a sheep? Maybe you imagine a cute, cuddly, fluffy animal roaming around eating green grass. Maybe you think about nursery rhymes, like Mary Had a Little Lamb, which makes sheep sound more like dogs, kind of like fluffy Golden Retrievers. But real-life sheep aren't as cute. In reality, we are very disconnected from sheep and shepherding living in Brandon, Florida, in 2023. Sheep are dirty animals. I remember the last time we went to Colonial Williamsburg and the ladies there said their least favorite job was shearing the sheep because they are so filthy. Sheep tend to also be unintelligent animals and won't survive if they don't have someone to guide them, to protect them, to make sure they don't walk off a cliff or away from the group. In fact, a sheep who wanders away from the group will starve to death because it will not go where the food is. It can hurt itself by rubbing itself to death on a tree or falling down and breaking a leg. Sheep need constant care and attention; a sheep that skips out on this kind of care will in fact die. Hence, the need for a shepherd. Keep in mind, the people that Jesus is speaking to would have understood this. Sheep were plentiful in Palestine in the first century. The people would have known about shepherds. They would have known that shepherding was dangerous, tedious, and hard work. There was nothing cute and cuddly about the sheep the shepherds took care of and really, there was nothing cute and cuddly about the shepherds either. These would have been the kind of guys that were considered a little rough around the edges. They were low, low, low on the totem pole - a necessary job but certainly not one held in high esteem. But what does Jesus say? He says, "I AM the Good Shepherd." This is one of those statements I love because it is another time that Jesus is turning convention on its head. The religious elite would never have compared themselves to a lowly shepherd. But Jesus is saying, "I AM the Good Shepherd." Just like the story of the Good Samaritan when Jesus makes the hated Samaritan the hero of the story, here Jesus is bringing attention to a shepherd of all people. In fact, he says, "I AM the Good Shepherd." I love this because it shows that God's Kingdom comes in surprising ways through surprising people and tends to turn our prejudices upside down. But Jesus is saying not only am I a shepherd, but I am a good shepherd. I am good at what I do. I'm not like the hired hands, the ones who are only watching the sheep because they couldn't get a job doing anything else. You see, the hired hand is not going to risk his life to care for his sheep. He knows it's dangerous work and he knows the sheep are stupid and sometimes he is going to have to get into messy and difficult situations to save them, but in no way is he going to risk his own life to save the sheep. But Jesus, you see Jesus is different. He is willing to give up his own life for the sheep. He is the good and perfect shepherd. He loves his sheep. He is the one who cares for them, feeds them, protects them, promises to never leave them, and who will go to any length to save them. Jesus is our good shepherd. The truth is that we are very similar to sheep - we wander, we make bad choices, we need care, and we don't even realize it! But Jesus loves us anyway. Jesus loves YOU and he gave his life up for you. No matter what you've done, no matter how far you have wandered, the good shepherd is willing to search you out, to find you, clean you up, and tell you how much you are loved!  Luke 15:3-7, Then Jesus told them this parable: "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn't he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.' I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.  . https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 20 - March 16, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2023 4:32


Daily Devotional Scripture Reading: Habakkuk 3:2, LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy. Matthew 7:11, So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him. Ephesians 3:16-19, I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen. Pastor Vicki Harrison Reflection: Real revival is always birthed in and sustained by prayer. That's why passionate, continuous prayer must be more than a church program; it must become a lifestyle of seeking God. When we pray for a spiritual awakening, we want to pray that God fills us with his Holy Spirit in a new way and that we become renewed in a powerful way. But awakening is more than simply becoming a little bit closer to God, it's truly become alive again. It's resurrection within us, within our church, within our community. Spiritual awakening involves looking in to our own lives (turning from sin), looking up to God (asking for his presence and power), and looking out to those around us (uniting to spread the hope of Christ). Let's believe that God will do extraordinary things as we turn, pray, and unite with one cry for spiritual awakening here at New Hope.  Prayer: Lord, we pray for spiritual awakening within each of us. Give us each a spirit of humility and a fervent desire to grow in our walk with you. If we are comfortable, make us uncomfortable. If we are complacent, give us passion. If we are selfish, give us an incredible love for your people. Speak to us as individuals, Lord, and help us be willing to listen and obey. We pray for spiritual awakening here at New Hope, in this community of faith. Renew us as a church, Lord. Let your Spirit be so evident here that people notice it as soon as they walk on our campus. Where we are divided, Lord, help us be unified. Heal any wounds that are present so that as a body of believers, we can grow together, worship together, live out our faith together in ways that yield fruit for your Kingdom. Give us a fervent desire to make NEW WINE, to be willing to take risks. Speak to us as a congregation, Lord, and help us be willing to listen and obey. We pray for spiritual awakening in our community, Lord. Help us be part of something new, something amazing, a movement of God right here in Brandon, Florida. Amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

Create. Photography.
Keen observation - a conversation with Ana Samoylova

Create. Photography.

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2023 72:28


#82. In this episode of CREATE. PHOTOGRAPHY., Daniel has a conversation with US-based visual artist Anastasia (Ana) Samoylova. We talked about her (long form) projects Floodzone, Floridas, and Image City. Ana's website: https://www.anasamoylova.com/Floodzone book: https://steidl.de/Books/FloodZone-3132344254.html Floridas book: https://steidl.de/Books/Floridas-0208222457.htmlSupport the showI use buzzsprout.com for podcast hosting and love it! If you want to sign up, please use this link and you will get a $20 Amazon Gift Card (sent after 2nd paid invoice). Podcast Homepage: https://createphotography.buzzsprout.com

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 19 - March 15, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2023 1:57


Daily Devotional John 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me." Pastor Guy Weatherly Reflection: A few years ago, I purchased a pre-owned car that was engineered to respond to verbal commands. After it was synced in, you were supposed to be able to tell the car to do something and it would acknowledge and do it. I was so excited when I took it out for the first time. It was on a hot Florida day when the heat was radiating from the scorching pavement. I leaned over and said, "Turn the climate to 71 degrees." It spoke back, "Now turning the climate to 81 degrees." I spoke louder, "Turn the climate to 71 degrees." It responded again, this time saying, "Now turning the climate to 84 degrees." This time I bent over the dash board and in a loud voice shouted, "TURN THE CLIMATE TO 71 DEGREES!" Then it said, "This system is not programmed for temperatures above 84 degrees." It was at that moment I heard God speak, "Now you know what I feel like when I am talking to you." Busted. When we decide to follow Jesus, the Holy Spirit "syncs" us in. We can hear His voice when we are lost, we can hear His voice when we are hurting, we can hear His voice when we say "Here am I Lord, send me." All that He requires from us is to simply listen. Listening is a simple thing but it is so hard to do in our noisy world when we are thinking about other things and listening to other voices. It may require us to do impossible things like turn off the tv and push back the distractions enough so we can hear Him!  This 40 day season of Lent is an opportunity to listen for His voice - not only for ourselves but for our Church. " My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me." John 10:27 .  https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

The ABC's High School Teachers Really Need to Know
Episode #17: Quit Blaming Yourself

The ABC's High School Teachers Really Need to Know

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2023 28:57


Stop blaming yourself.  Perfection is NOT obtainable - no matter how much parents, administrators, and the school system itself try to demand it.   Effective teachers don't try to be perfect.  Here are a couple of truths talked about in this episode:  1.  Few (if any) lessons will reach all learners.  2.  A student's academic progress is rarely one person's fault.  3.  Observation tools used to measure teachers are usually ineffective and often ridiculous (so don't live and die by the provided feedback).  4.  Don't reinvent the wheel for students that don't want to engage in the learning process and/or are not held accountable by parents.   5.  There is not enough time in the day for teachers to get everything done, so don't make that the goal (instead, prioritize things and do the best you can).

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 18 - March 14, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2023 2:43


Daily Devotional Psalm 23 The LORD is my shepherd, lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Pastor Vicki Harrison  Reflection: It is hard to tell the exact occasion of the writing of the 23rd Psalm. We know that King David was older, as the text suggests he had both enemies and had experienced hardship and prosperity. Possibly, the 23rd Psalm was written while David was at Mahanaim, as he contemplated how the battle was going between his forces and those of his son, Absalom, during the civil war caused by Absalom's rebellion. David would certainly have been grief-stricken and heartbroken. And yet, in the midst of some of the darkest circumstances of his life, there is no doubt where his life finds its center. His center, his protection, his comfort, and his hope come from the Lord and the Lord alone.  When life is uncertain or difficult, I find it helpful to pray over the 23rd Psalm. I picture King David in the midst of his troubles. I think about all the people over the course of history who have praved this powerful psalm. Then, I actually picture myself being led by still waters and lying in a pleasant, bugless green pasture. I visualize each line of the psalm, praying it over and over again. It helps me center myself in God, becoming fully immersed in his comfort and protection.  Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for your comfort and protection. Thank you for being present with us in the good and the bad, in the mountain and the valley. Help us center ourselves in you and fill us with your amazing peace. Amen. .  https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

Sermons from McLean Presbyterian & Capital Presbyterian Fairfax

Mark 12:35-44We have a lot of options when it comes to what we can follow. In the Gospel of Mark, the shortest and most action-filled of the four gospels, Jesus asks us a question: “who do you say that I am?” This question is actually the defining question of our lives, because it reveals what we follow.  The Gospel of Mark has good news for us—in it, we see Jesus demonstrating his power, authority, and priorities, along the way helping us answer his eternally important question. Walking alongside Jesus, we will see what it means to follow him, and why it's worth it.

EduMagic
Have a successful observation with these 3 tips from a Student Teacher Supervisor E202

EduMagic

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2023 28:14


The experience of being a student-teacher can be exciting and challenging at the same time. This is where student-teacher supervisors play a crucial role in supporting and guiding student-teachers. John Shenberry shares his tips and strategies for new and student teachers regarding supervision as a college and student-teacher supervisor through Brooklyn College.

Elevating Early Childhood
How to Ace Your Formal Observation

Elevating Early Childhood

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2023 26:23 Very Popular


Nothing strikes fear in the heart of a teacher more than a formal observation. You're exhausted from all the hours you spent creating the perfect lesson plans. You're waiting anxiously with a dry mouth and sweaty palms for your principal to walk through the door.And there's this sound of a clock ticking inside your head that you just can't get rid of, no matter how hard you try.Are you stressed out yet? Because I sure am!But no need to panic, because, as always, I'm here to help!It doesn't matter if you're a new teacher or a seasoned veteran, formal observations will always get those butterflies in your stomach going.But that doesn't mean you should let those butterflies ruin your day.Instead, listen to this episode, and discover my top tips for a stress-free observation, as well as all the pitfalls to avoid.Are you ready?Let's dive in! Key Takeaways:Discover my tips for a stress-free observations (00:00)Let's go back to the nineties! (02:34)The pitfalls you need to avoid (03:02)What you should do (05:47)Three things you need to focus on (07:45)An example of a successful lesson (10:00)Let's focus on the things that are out of our control (14:49)What to do if your observer is inexperienced (19:23) Additional Resources:- Got a burning question for Vanessa? Get your answer on the Elevating Early Childhood podcast here.- Visit our website to find tons of pre-K teaching resources here.- Get my book “Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers”.- Learn more about my exclusive mentorship program, “Teaching Trailblazers”.- Get the Complete Fairy Tale bundle here.- Get the 3 Little Pigs lesson plan here.- Get the Picture Schedule Cards and Classroom Rules here.- Get the 3 Little Pigs book list here. Elevating Early Childhood is an early education podcast dedicated to helping Pre-K, Preschool, and Kindergarten teachers teach better, save time, and live more.If you enjoy the podcast, please follow, rate, and leave a review on your favorite podcast platform.--Onward & Upward!--Disclaimer:Pre-K Pages is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program. The word “affiliate” means that we may earn a small commission if/when you click on or make purchases via these links at no additional cost to you.As a policy, the Company will only affiliate with products, services, consultants or experts that we believe will provide value to our customers and followers.You recognize that it remains your personal responsibility to investigate whether any affiliate offers are right for you and will benefit you. You will not rely on any recommendation, reference, or information provided by the Company but will instead conduct your own investigation and will rely upon your investigation to decide whether to purchase the affiliate product or service.

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 17 - March 13, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2023 2:00


Daily Devotional Luke 18:1 And he told them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. Julie Burroughs Reflection: Recently, my family went to the second session of a new dog training class. We ran late, forgot Rocky's harness and leash, and were all tired and more than a little discombobulated. Class went less than spectacular. I barely held back tears on the way home. Later that night, I couldn't sleep. My mind kept wandering with ideas how to prepare for class the following week to avoid disaster and make up for the poor performance. Then I realized how much I have to be thankful for: my son's maturity in getting in the car after class and apologizing for acting so loopy, my husband's willingness to help and attend this class, his initiative to solve the forgotten harness and leash issue by stopping at a Petsmart along the way, and that we have a happy and healthy and eager-to-please dog. As I realized one class-night-gone-crazy did not outweigh our many blessings, it occurred to me the best preparation for the following week I could do, was pray, leaving it in God's hands. We still practiced "homework", laid out stuff to go beforehand, and made sure to leave home earlier, but other circumstances did not stress me out the same.  Did we have a perfect performance with no issues? Certainly not! But I enjoyed the time much better. Praying about everything, especially even the smallest thing, if it is something that may worry me, is simply treating God as a friend. Praying about my activities is showing a deer desire that I want His involvement in my life, my whole life. As much and more than any friend, God wants to listen to whatever I have to say. Nothing is the "Wrong" topic!  Prayer: Dear God, Thank You for wanting to be a part of my whole life and that no part of my life is too small or insignificant or unrelated to speak to You about.  . https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - 3rd Sunday - March 12, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2023 1:28


Daily Devotional Sunday "Little Easter" Every Sunday in Lent is considered a "little Easter," a time to celebrate the Lord's resurrection and spend time praising God. So, in keeping with this, our Sunday devotionals will be Easter hymns or songs. Take a moment to sing these with your family or by yourself. If you like, listen to the song on your computer or phone. But be sure to spend time rejoicing and praising God for our new life in Jesus Christ. Today's song is newer than some of the others but one of my very favorite praise songs. Reflect on the powerful words. What a Beautiful Name By Hillsong Worship You were the Word at the beginning One with God the Lord Most High Your hidden glory in creation Now revealed in You our Christ What a beautiful Name it is The Name of Jesus Christ my King What a beautiful Name it is Nothing compares to this What a beautiful Name it is, the Name of Jesus You didn't want heaven without us So Jesus, You brought heaven down My sin was great, Your love was greater What could separate us now? What a wonderful Name it is The Name of Jesus Christ my King What a wonderful Name it is Nothing compares to this What a wonderful Name it is, the Name of Jesus Death could not hold You The veil tore before You You silenced the boast of sin and grave The heavens are roaring The praise of Your glory For You are raised to life again. You have no rival You have no equal Now and forever, God You reign Yours is the kingdom Yours is the glory Yours is the Name above all names What a powerful Name it is The Name of Jesus Christ my King What a powerful Name it is Nothing can stand against. What a powerful Name it is, the Name of Jesus .  https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 16 - March 11, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2023 0:46


Daily Devotional Spend some time praying the following prayer. What images or feelings are brought forth as you say these words? What Scripture verses come to mind? Prayer to the Holy Spirit Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. And kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you will renew the face of the earth. Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit you have taught the hearts of your faithful. In the same Spirit help us to relish what is right and always rejoice in your consolation. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 15 - March 10, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 2:09


Daily Devotional Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. Carole Valdespino My Story: Twenty years ago, as a one-year-old, my grandson was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Although it was intended for the exiles in Babylon, this is the Scripture we prayed for him as an individual. Surgery was performed and the doctors hoped that the tumor would not return, but it did return a year later. As we continued to pray fervently he was treated with chemo, but he developed a severe allergy and it was necessary to discontinue therapy altogether. Imaging was ordered to provide more information for continued treatment. Options were limited, and we continued our prayers, trusting in God. The images showed absolutely no trace of the tumor! We ascribe that miracle to God's work in his life. Today he is a bright, healthy young man with a heart for God, and I am a grandmother with a heart overflowing with gratitude to our Lord for this blessing and so many others. I thank God for his Word which provided this scripture.  Prayer: Gracious Heavenly Father, thank You for all the blessings You shower on us--the ones we realize at the time, the ones we realize later and the ones we never even notice. We acknowledge that we are not worthy of this bounty and accept it with gratitude and awareness of our need for You. We love You for all that You are and all that You do. In the precious name of Jesus we pray that You will continue to guide us in becoming the sons and daughters you want us to be. Amen.  . https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 14 - March 9, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2023 1:25


Daily Devotional Isaiah 40:3 A voice of one calling: In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Pastor Roberto Chaple Reflection: Lent is a season of preparation that seems to be more relevant than ever this ear. The domino effect generated by the pandemic feels like a true desert as many mourn the loss of dear ones or walk on top of their chattered dreams. But perhaps we tend to put too much blame in this current crisis and forget that our materialistic lifestyle has given us false hope in a control that we actually never had. It is in the midst of these tensions that Lent is great time to tune-in our expectations, because our responsibility before God will never go beyond preparing the way for Him and walk ourselves in it. Even though we know this biblical truth, we always tend to celebrate achievements and get frustrated when things don't happen as "we" planned. In times of pain and uncertainty, may this season be a loud and clear reminder that faithfulness is our greatest achievement.  Prayer: Dear God, as we prepare to celebrate your amazing Love and Power, help us abandon ourselves for the sake of others as you did. Help us prepare the way for you so others can know and follow You. It is in your Holy and Mighty Name we pray, Amen. .  https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 13 - March 8, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2023 1:46


Daily Devotional Matthew 14:23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone. Julie Burroughs Reflection: Have you ever met someone at an event or while out someplace, and then sought out a chance to be alone with them? When you get away from others, activities, noise, etc., you can talk and get to know each other better. Alone time together helps build relationships. Even when you're not new to each other, alone time together helps sustain a relationship. One way couples work at this is through "date nights." Jesus went off alone to pray. But it's not that He was completely alone. He was alone with God! lam never alone. God is always with me. Going off "alone" to pray is just getting to a time and place that's quiet and away from distractions where I can talk with and focus on the Lord to build and sustain my relationship with Him. Take advantage of the moments where you just happen to have some time alone with the Lord, but also be intentional about scheduling "date night" kind of moments with Him too. While corporate prayer and worship are important, so is alone time together with God!  Prayer: Lord, Thank You that I am never truly alone! Thank You that when I get a chance to "get away" from others, that I can be alone with You. Help my relationship with You grow stronger with continuous prayer. Amen. .  https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

Trumpet Daily Radio Show
#1984: Meltdown Over Tucker Exposes Uniparty Groupthink

Trumpet Daily Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2023 54:05


[00:30] Uniparty Attacks Tucker Carlson Over January 6 Footage [37 minutes] Republicans and Democrats are tearing into Tucker Carlson for publishing previously hidden footage from January 6, 2021, calling him Donald Trump's chief propagandist. If liberals truly believe the 2020 presidential election was fair and the “insurrection” was an attempted coup by Donald Trump and his supporters, then they should want more footage to be released. It would only prove their point, right? Instead, they want to keep the footage hidden because it undermines their false narrative. The uniparty is lying to the American people about January 6 while aggressively condemning those trying to expose the truth. [37:40] Fauci Excluded CDC Director for Wrongthink (6 minutes) Dr. Robert Redfield—director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic—told the House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic that Dr. Anthony Fauci and his cohorts secretly excluded him from COVID-19 discussions because he supported the lab-leak theory. [43:45] Harness the Power of Observation (12 minutes) Godly leaders need to be extremely observant to perceive needs, be thankful, study the law, watch world events, and prayerfully intercede for others.

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 12 - March 7, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2023 1:03


Daily Devotional Night Prayer by Rev. John Williamson, from A New Zealand Prayer Book  Lord, it is night. The night is for stillness. Let us be still in the presence of God. It is night after a long day. What has been done has been done; what has not been done has not been done; let it be. The night is dark. Let our fears of the darkness of the world and of our own lives rest in you. The night is quiet. Let the quietness of your peace enfold us, all dear to us, and all who have no peace. The night heralds the dawn. Let us look expectantly to a new day, new joys, new possibilities. In your name we pray. Amen.  Reflection Questions: • Is there a word or a phrase that stood out to you? Why was it meaningful?  • What do you need to release that has been left undone? • What fears do you need to lay down and lay at the foot of the cross? . https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 11 - March 6, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2023 3:13


Daily Devotional Philippians 4:6 Don't worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 Julie Hamilton Reflection: Each year as Lent approaches I begin considering what I might "give up" for this season. As Christians we accept this time of reflection and preparation for Easter as a period of sacrifice, a symbol of the great love Jesus demonstrated as he went to the cross and bore the weight of our sins. We look for areas in our lives where we can lessen or omit something that isn't good for us, like sweets, coffee, fast food, watching too much tv, and so on. Even in this modern world where we can quickly search the internet for lots of ideas for how to tackle the sacrifice of Lent, I had never considered giving up something less tangible, like worry. I mean if you think about it, it fits the bill, right? It isn't good for me, it keeps me from the things of Christ, it is a useless waste of valuable time I could devote to kingdom work, and it is down right exhausting. But giving up worry doesn't feel sacrificial, in fact the idea of not worrying sounds liberating.  As I have thoughtfully considered the idea of "giving up" worry, I have come to a simple conclusion; though the outcome may be liberating, the journey of Lent may be one of the hardest ever. It's not like the cup of caffeine charged coffee I can watch swirl as I pour it down the drain; it is inside me, ingrained in my imperfect human brain. It's a part of how I plan, how I interact with the world, how I handle stress, even how I define the control I have over the everyday. I'm powerless against it, yet I somehow feel completely out of control with just the thought of it being absent. It's mine. It's part of who I am, right? The Bible tells us over and over again (300 plus times) that God doesn't want us to worry. He didn't design us that way and he doesn't want that for us. But the Bible doesn't just say, "don't worry", it also tells us what to do when worry tries to take hold. Pray with gratitude to a loving Father who will gladly remind us He is in control of every detail of our lives. It is all in His hands.  Prayer: Father God, lead me. Show me those things that prevent me from being all you have designed me for. Love me Father, when I press you away with my fears and worry and forget YOU ARE IN CONTROL. In this time of remembrance may I be washed with the knowing that your sacrifice was made so that I might live fully and abundantly for your kingdom. Amen .  https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - 2nd Sunday - March 5, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2023 1:00


Daily Devotional Sunday "Little Easter" Every Sunday in Lent is considered a "little Easter." a time to celebrate the Lord's resurrection and spend time praising God. So, in keeping with this, our Sunday devotionals will be traditional Easter hymns. Take a moment to sing these with your family or by yourself. If you like, listen to the song on your computer or phone. But be sure to spend time rejoicing and praising God for our new life in Jesus Christ. He Lives By Albert Ackley  1. I serve a risen Savior, He's in the world today I know that He is living, whatever men may say I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer And just the time I need Him He's always near.  He lives (He lives), He lives (He lives), Christ Jesus lives today He walks with me and talks with me Along life's narrow way. He lives (He lives), He lives (He lives), Salvation to impart, You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart.  2. In all the world around me I see His loving care And though my heart grows weary I never will despair I know that He is leading, through all the stormy blast The day of His appearing will come at last  He lives (He lives), He lives (He lives), Christ Jesus lives today He walks with me and talks with me Along life's narrow way. He lives (He lives), He lives (He lives), Salvation to impart You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart.  3. Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, Lift up your voice and sing Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ, the King The Hope of all who seek Him, the Help of all who find None other is so loving, so good and kind. He lives (He lives), He lives (He lives), Christ Jesus lives today He walks with me and talks with me Along life's narrow way. He lives (He lives), He lives (He lives), Salvation to impart You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart. . https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 10 - March 4, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2023 2:44


Daily Devotional Luke 18:1-8 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.' "For some time he refused. But finally, he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice so that she won't eventually come and attack me!'" And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?" Julie Burroughs Reflection: 1 highly dislike "push notifications" on my devices because they are, well, pushy! I love to create checklists, but allowing my device to essentially do this for me and continually nag me about what it (or the various app creators) deems most important, creates a lot of stress for me. I feel tied to my phone with a list that never seems to get completely checked off and somehow missing what is important. There doesn't ever seem to be a rewarding sense of accomplishment, but more of a burden of never feeling good enough. Fortunately, I can select which apps and features "allow" push notifications, so I choose to limit them a great deal. God, on the other hand, allows all the "notifications" I throw at Him come through and be marked as important. Whether I put in one or one hundred requests (prayers), He gets the notification. He hears me and sees me every time. He doesn't get stressed out or irritated by them, because He's already known and completed them every time.  Prayer: Lord, Thank You that no worry is too insignificant to turn over to You in prayer and that Your perfect love dispels all need for fear and anxiety. Amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

The Nonlinear Library
EA - A concerning observation from media coverage of AI industry dynamics by Justin Olive

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2023 4:33


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: A concerning observation from media coverage of AI industry dynamics, published by Justin Olive on March 2, 2023 on The Effective Altruism Forum. tl:dr: there are indications that ML engineers will migrate to environments with less AI governance in place, which has implications for the tech industry and global AI governance efforts. I just wanted to raise something to the community's attention about the coverage of AI companies within the media. The media-source is 'The Information', which is a tech-business focused online news source. Link:/. I'll also note that their articles are (to my knowledge) all behind a paywall. The first article in question is titled "Alphabet Needs to Replace Sundar Pichai". It outlines how Google stocks have stagnated in 2023 compared to other tech stocks such as Meta's. Here's their mention of Google's actions throughout GPT-mania: "The other side of this equation is the performance of Alphabet management. Most recently, the company's bungling of its AI efforts—allowing Microsoft to get the jump on rolling out an AI-powered search engine—was the latest sign of how Alphabet's lumbering management style is holding it back. (Symbolically, as The Information reported, Microsoft was helped by former Google AI employees!)." This brings us to the second article: "OpenAI's Hidden Weapon: Ex-Google Engineers" "As OpenAI's web chatbot became a global sensation in recent months, artificial intelligence practitioners and investors have wondered how a seven-year-old startup beat Google to the punch. After it hoovered up much of the world's machine-learning talent, Google is now playing catch-up in launching AI-centric products to the public. On the one hand, Google's approach was deliberate, reflecting the company's enormous reach and high stakes in case something went wrong with the nascent technology. It also costs more to deliver humanlike answers from a chatbot than it does classic search results. On the other hand, startups including OpenAI have taken some of the AI research advances Google incubated and, unlike Google, have turned them into new types of revenue-generating services, including chatbots and systems that generate images and videos based on text prompts. They're also grabbing some of Google's prized talent. Two people who recently worked at Google Brain said some staff felt the unit's culture had become lethargic, with product initiatives marked by excess caution and layers of red tape. That has prompted some employees to seek opportunities elsewhere, including OpenAI, they said." Although there are many concerning themes here, I think the key point is in this last paragraph. I've heard speculation in the EA / tech community that AI will trend towards alignment & safety because technology companies will be risk-averse enough to build alignment into their practices. I think the articles show that this dynamic is playing out to some degree - Google at least seems to be taking a more risk-averse approach to deploying of AI systems. The concerning observation is that there has been a two-pronged backlash against Google's 'conservative' approach. Not only is the stockmarket punishing Google for 'lagging' behind the competition (despite having equal or better capability to deploy similar systems), according to this article, elite machine-learning talent is also pushing back on this approach. To me this is doubly concerning. The 'excess caution and layers of red tape' in the article is potentially the same types of measures that AI safety proponents would deem to be useful and necessary. Regardless, it appears that the engineers themselves are willing to jump ship in order to circumvent these safety measures. Although further evidence would be valuable, it seems that there might be a trend unfolding whereby firms are not only punished by f...

Clare 's Podcast
Motivation: listener observation

Clare 's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2023 10:59


Seeing that we are the awareness watching this mind body system make choices, and there is no impact to make “out there”, I'm really watching my system go into “well what's the point then”, in a way dissolving any of my past externally driven motivations. I also see how from here it's just watching the system do the next thing there is to do, including doing nothing or sitting with this confusion. If there's no world out there to make an impact in, then there's really the freedom to experience what we'd like to experience next, in a non-attached way being ok if it doesn't happen. So this observer now becoming creator of next thing this system will experience is what I'm curious about now. Going from “well what's the point” to “wow there's only freedom now” I'm sorta getting intellectually, and I'm excited to experience it in an embodied/integrated way!

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 9 - March 3, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2023 1:55


Daily Devotional Psalm 3:3-5 But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake up again, because the Lord sustains me. Paul Brooks Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord my strength and my redeemer. Amen. My experience: In the morning, I had tested positive for COVID-19. As a chronic asthmatic, I had reason to be concerned. Barbara's negative test had not come back yet, and she was worried for us both, but we knew we must guarantine in the house. She was most worried that I would sleep alone and she wouldn't know if I slipped into a crisis. I put on a brave face with her: "I'll be fine. I have my phone; I'll call you if I need you." But alone in my bed that first night, I was scared. I didn't want to fall asleep. And so I prayed. And prayed. And prayed. And God answered me. As I prayed, I felt a blanket of comfort wrap around me. It brings tears to my eyes to remember it. I felt a peace that I cannot put into words, settling my soul. I knew that no matter what happened, I was going to be fine. My eyes grew heavy, my heart quieted down and I mercifully drifted off to sleep. When I awoke the next morning, I was refreshed and thankful. was confident that I was in the Lord's hands. The Lord sustains me!  Prayer: Almighty and most merciful Father, your love and compassion for us surpasses anything we could ever hope for. Though we have erred and strayed like lost sheep, you never leave our side. Through Jesus, you restore us in your sight. Through the Holy Spirit, you comfort and guide us in your ways. Pour down on us the continual dew of your blessing, that we may truly please you. Let us give thanks to you in all circumstances, and always keep our trust in you. Through our mediator and advocate, Jesus Christ. Amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

Child Care Bar And Grill
CCBAG_0950 Observation And Documentation Chatter

Child Care Bar And Grill

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2023 35:02


Samantha and Jeff chat about observation, documentation, and educrats.

Kids Super Journal Podcast
O is for OBSERVE - make observation one of your super powers!

Kids Super Journal Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2023 10:46


This week the ABC's of mindfulness is brought to you by the letter O for OBSERVE! OBSERVING takes noticing to the next level. Noticing means paying attention to the present moment; observing means paying attention to something or someone and registering it as significant. And that happens through noticing detail. In today's podcast, kids can practice their powers of observation and boost them to super power status! Thank you for being a part of the Kids Super Journal community!The Kids Super Journal activity book is available at www.kidssuperjournal.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @kidssuperjournal. Please share this podcast with friends, family, and your school community!To stay up to date on all the latest, sign up for our newsletter at www.kidssuperjournal.com.Breathe. Move. Journal. BE YOU. Our mission to empower every child in the world with the simple and universally accessible tools of breathing, body movement, and journaling to self-manage wellbeing.

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 8 - March 2, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2023 3:36


Daily Devotional Today, read the Lord's Prayer through slowly, with your eyes following the words but your heart directing them to God. Praying it aloud will help. Next, read the prayer through again, this time making it very personal. "My Father in heaven. . Give me today the food I need ... forgive me my sins. " While we can never forget the prayer is corporate and concerned with others too, it's fine to speak personally to God through it. Again, don't rush. Pray slowly and deliberately. Finally, now take one more reading of the prayer, but this time linger on each line, inviting God to bring specific people, situations and responses to mind as you pray. Matthew 6:9-13,  Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against Us. And don't let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one. .  https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 7 - March 1, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2023 2:46


Lent Devotional - Day 7 - March 1, 2023 . Daily Devotional 1 Thess. 5:17 Never stop praying. Also take a moment to read some of Jesus' teachings on prayer: Matthew 6:5-15, 7:7-17, Mark 17:23-26, Luke 17:7-13, Luke 18:7-14, John 15:7. Pastor Vicki Harrison Reflection: In Acts 4, when Peter and John were arrested and released, they prayed for boldness. When Peter was arrested again the church offered "constant prayer" for him (Acts 12:5). In fact, they prayed all night long (we stay up worrying all night long, they prayed all night long). When the seven were appointed in Jerusalem to care for the widows, they prayed about it (Acts 6:6). When the church in Antioch first sent out Paul and Barnabas to preach, they prayed about it (Acts 13:3). Peter was in prayer when the vision concerning Cornelius was revealed to him (Acts 10:9; 11:5). Paul and Silas were praying while in the middle of a Philippian jail (Acts 16:25). When Paul and Barnabas appointed elders in the churches they planted, they prayed about it (Acts 14:23). Not, please Lord, bless our decision which we already made, but truly guide our thoughts, actions, and decisions. The early believers prayed often and they prayed persistently. Paul writes in I Thess. 5:17, "Never stop praying.' What's interesting to me is that they prayed persistently even when they didn't get the "results" they wanted. Stephen and James were martyred but that didn't stop the early Christians; they still prayed persistently for Peter. They must have been frustrated and grief-stricken, but they kept praying boldly nonetheless. Prayer is not simply about getting the results we desire. There is no special prayer formula. We tend to think prayer + faith = results (love, healing, relationships, peace). But that just isn't how it works. God answers prayers. We can trust in that. But he doesn't always answer the prayers the way we want him to. And probably a more important point --- a BIG part of prayer is about what God is doing in us when we pray. Prayer is essentially an act of submission. When we pray, we are saying, "God, WE need you. You are Lord of this world and we are not. You are in control. We are not. We yield to you." And there is something that happens within us when we do that. Sometimes, our prayers are answered swiftly, just the way we want. Other times, the answer we receive isn't exactly the way we imagined. Sometimes, we don't get to see the answer on this side of eternity. But Jesus tells us to pray boldly, persistently, and with determination. Paul says to pray continually. Why? Because persistent prayer changes our heart. We draw closer to God. Through the process of regular, persistent prayer, we begin to look more like Jesus. And isn't that the point?  Prayer: Dear God, Thank you for always listening to my prayers. Give me the strength and courage to pray boldly and continuously, and change my heart in the process. Lord, I submit to you. In the name of Jesus, Amen.  . https://www.findnewhope.com Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 6 - February 28, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2023 2:40


Lent Devotional - Day 6 - February 28, 2023. .Philippians 4:6-7 Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Julie Burroughs Reflection: A lot of parenting involves learning patience. When my son was an infant and toddler, he instructed me in patience through battling sleep. I held him, rocked him, and sang to him, but if I were not completely relaxed, he sensed it, would not relax, and postpone sleep. I had to not only take time to hold, rock, and sing, but I had to have patience with him through the process. This patience could not be faked. He could always tell when it was not genuine. Impatience crawls under the skin and seeps out somehow, revealing a missing inner peace no matter what the face attempts to show. Parenthood is one of the most anxiety-ridden roles in life that comes to my mind. The worry related to it can be so oppressive. My child can be quite accident-prone. He has had a concussion from a mere slip on wet pavement in our driveway, and he once shut his thumb in a door jam, resulting in losing his thumbnail, bleeding that was difficult to stop, and a chipped bone.  So, what did I do for personal peace and genuine patience in such challenging parenting moments? I pray. I breathe deeply and clear my mind as best I can. When singing, I sing Christian music, focusing in on the words. I move my mind from other distractions and busyness and instead count my blessings. All of these are forms of prayer. Whatever forms you use, pouring out in conversation with God releases anxiety and realizes peace. "Have no anxiety about anything" sounds like the perfect "get out of jail free" card when it comes to worry. Of course, just like you have to draw that card in a game of Monopoly, you have to take action to have no anxiety. Think about how thankful you are in a game of Monopoly to pull that "get out of jail free" card out of the deck. That is when to be thankful, at the moment of prayer.  Prayer: Lord, Please grant me self-control to practice techniques for patience in those situations where impatience likes to creep in and steal my peace. Remind me of the blessings I have. Thank You for always hearing and answering! Amen. https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

FORGED BY TRUST
The Conversation Codex w/ Jim Pyle

FORGED BY TRUST

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2023 55:58 Transcription Available


The Conversation CodexThe world's greatest Masters of Human Behavior are typically Forged in life's Toughest Challenges and Struggles. But, the Highest Performers know that it's their Strong Relationships and Powers of Observation that made all the difference. Therefore, tune into this Incredible and Heart-Felt journey with one of the world's Premier Human Behavior and Interrogation Experts, Jim Pyle, and discover his Conversation Codex.What We Discuss with Jim:⁃       What Makes a Great Friendship⁃       Commonalities We All Share⁃       Becoming a Powerful Observer⁃       Creating Your Conversation Codex About Jim:It was 1950, two years before Rock and Roll music that Jim Pyle of Wood River, IL began his journey that brings him to the Forged by Trust podcast. He caught his “Rambling Fever” in the backseat of a car that found it's way across America due in part to lost jobs and lost opportunities his family was all too well accustomed.Dreams turn into reality and redirection takes him to Bible College and Ministry back in the Midwest. It built a sound foundation for his next variation of himself as a Funeral home assistant and then Cemetery before-need counselor (fancy term for salesman) for the renowned Southern California Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Sales turned to sales training and then a return to the Midwest to manage three local cemeteries and take on another life influencing job as radio announcer and DJ for two radio stations, one in Kentucky WBCE and the other in Missouri KDEX. All the jobs and business ventures never turned to careers till after the Marine Corp Barracks Bombing in Beirut, Lebanon 1983 turned his attention towards the military and a 20 year career found it's root January of 1984 as an Interrogator,  Interrogator trainer, Resistance to Interrogation support, Strategic Debriefing, Strategic Debriefing Instructor and a post military career of Interrogation, Strategic Debriefing, Elicitation, and Advanced Negotiations and Mediations for all Special Operations services.Twenty years active-duty military service, nearly 20 years post retirement military training produced two books co-authored with Maryann Karinch, “Find out Anything About Any Body Any Time” and “Control the Conversation.” Thanks, Jim! Reach out, connect, and follow Jim across his social platforms:-       LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-pyle-58782417/-       FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/james.pyle.39Resources mentioned in the podcast:-       Jim's Book's: “Find out Anything About Any Body Any Time” and “Control the Conversation.”  ☕️ Are You Looking to See the World Differently and Overcome Obstacles? Grab a Virtual Coffee with Robin and Discuss your Coaching Needs HERE.

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 5 - February 27, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2023 1:46


Lent Devotional - Day 5 - February 27, 2023 Read and pray over the Scripture from John 17. Then, spend some time in prayer, using the prayer from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as your guide. How do we need to seek unity as the people of New Hope? How might we become more unified with our Christian brothers and sisters from other cultures, races, and denominations? Ask God to show you those places deep within you that are resisting unity, peace, justice, and wholeness. John 17:20-21, I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one-as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. A Prayer from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. O God, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind; in whom to dwell is to find peace and security; toward whom to turn is to find life and life eternal, we humbly beseech Thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldst be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, Thy saving health unto all nations.  We also pray for Thy holy Church universal; that it may be so guided and governed by Thy Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to Thy Fatherly goodness all those who are in any way afflicted or distressed in mind or body. Give them patience under the suffering and power of endurance. This we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen. .  https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

Penance RPG
From The Vault: Plummet 21. Offal & Observation

Penance RPG

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2023 71:53


A new player joins, a fire breaks out, The swamplands continue to be a dangerous route This week the party continue their journey through the Swamplands...  So join us now as we bring back this behemoth.. A fast paced comedy deathmatch with strong D&D overtones. Prepare to Plummet Check out our episode sponsor Newsly! Get a free 1 month premium subscription with code 'RPG' at https://newsly.me/ Learn more at Penancerpg.com Support us on Ko fi and Patreon Come talk with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram Visit our Teespring store Listen on Google Play, Libsyn, Stitcher, Youtube, Podchaser, Podcast Addict Affiliates: @DnDiceUK 10% @GemhammerGaming 20% Use “Penancerpg” at checkout for % off your order at DnDice.co.uk & https://shop.gemhammer.com?ref:penancerpg

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - 1 Little Easter - February 26, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2023 1:13


Lent Devotional - 1 Little Easter - February 26, 2023 . Daily Devotional Sunday "Little Easter" Every Sunday in Lent is considered a "little Easter," a time to celebrate the Lord's resurrection and spend time praising God. So, in keeping with this, our Sunday devotionals will be traditional Easter hymns. Take a moment to sing these with your family or by yourself. If you like, listen to the song on your computer or phone. But be sure to spend time rejoicing and praising God for our new life in Jesus Christ. Crown Him with Many Crowns By Matthew Bridges, 1852 Crown Him with many crowns, The Lamb upon His throne; Hark! How the heav'nly anthem drowns All music but its own! Awake, my soul and sing Of Him Who died for thee, And hail Him as thy matchless King Through all eternity. Crown Him the Lord of love! Behold His hands and side- Rich wounds, yet visible above, In beauty glorified. No angel in the sky Can fully bear that sight, But downward bends His wond'ring eye At mysteries so bright. Crown Him the Lord of life! Who triumphed o'er the grave, Who rose victorious in the strife For those He came to save. His glories now we sing, Who died, and rose on high, Who died eternal life to bring, And lives that death may die. Crown Him the Lord of heav'n! One with the Father known, One with the Spirit through Him giv'n From yonder glorious throne, To Thee be endless praise, For Thou for us hast died; Be Thou, O Lord, through endless days Adored and magnified .  https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 4 - February 25, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2023 1:06


Lent Devotional - Day 4 - February 25, 2023 Phillippians 4:6 Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Julie Burroughs Reflection: My Facebook timeline popped up a memory this morning describing a list of what I called "trials" that occurred all in one day at the time. Those trials seem trivial now in the light of what the world is facing with COVID-19 and all the actions being taken to battle the pandemic. We have a lot to worry about, but let's turn that worry into prayer! An important element to prayer is to fill it with trust in and praise for our Lord. The ability to fill our words and actions with trust and praise, especially in times of adversity, sets us apart as Christians and, by doing so, serves as a witness to the world.  Prayer: Lord, Let us never forget we are Yours and You deeply care for us. Grant me Your peace as a sign to others that You are in control no matter what. . https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 3 - February 24, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2023 1:25


Lent Devotional - Day 3 - February 24, 2023 . Psalm 96:1-2 Sing a new song to the LORD! Let the whole earth sing to the LORD! Sing to the LORD; praise his name. Each day proclaim the good news that he saves. I Will Sing a New Song by Howard Thurman The old song of my spirit has wearied itself out. It has long ago been learned by my heart; It repeats itself over and over, bringing no added joy to my days or lift to my spirit. I will sing a new song. I must learn the new song for the new needs. I must fashion new words born of all the new growth of my life - of my mind - of my spirit. I must prepare for new melodies that have never been mine before, that all that is within me may lift my voice unto God. Therefore, I shall rejoice with each new day and delight my spirit in each fresh unfolding. I will sing, this day, a new song unto the Lord.  Prayer: Lord, bless this day. Let me rejoice and sing a new song. Let your spirit come within me and let me do something about it. Amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 2 - February 23, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2023 3:37


Lent Devotional - Day 2 - February 23, 2023 . Luke 17:20-21 Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, "The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is in your midst." Pastor Vicki Harrison Reflection: It was on a family road trip this past summer that I found myself with my three young adult children in a thrift store in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We had been driving through the Midwest, working our way to Michigan. After a morning of bicycling, we were all tired. My husband, Richard, headed back to the Airbnb and we decided to check out some shops. The thrift store was run by an organization that provides resources to chronically mentally ill individuals. It was in the basement of an older downtown building and we were the only customers. We weren't there long before one of the employees fell off his stool and hit his head on the concrete floor. It appeared the man lost consciousness, at least briefly, and the other workers were understandably upset. I asked my oldest son, an EMT at the time, to see if he could help. Daniel went over to the man, identified himself, and asked some basic questions. He called 911 and continued to keep the man still and the others calm. While waiting for the ambulance, I felt led to pray for the man. He was still on the floor with Daniel and another man sitting close by him. I walked over and asked if I could pray for the man who fell. I explained 1am a pastor and I believe in the power of prayer. The man's friend, also a worker at the store, said he didn't know female pastors existed. I laughed and assured him we are real, adding a bit of levity. They both agreed to a prayer. While it felt rushed and awkward, both men seemed more at peace. The ambulance arrived and it seemed like the right time for us to leave. We had made our way out of the building when I hear a man calling out, "Wait!" turned and the man's friend was running toward us. "Will you pray for me too?" he asked, breathing heavily after running to catch us. "I used to have faith a long time ago but a lot has happened in my life. I need prayer that I can believe again." "Of course," I said, "Let's pray right now." Then, standing on the sidewalk in downtown Milwaukee, I took his hands and we prayed. I don't remember exactly what I said, the words weren't really mine after all. When I finished, the man was crying. The presence of the Spirit was strong, almost palpable. We hugged briefly and he headed back to the store. The moment was over. But it wasn't really over, was it? When the Kingdom of God comes near to us, whether we are in worship or on a sidewalk in Milwaukee, it isn't over at all. When we encounter the presence of the Living God, we always are transformed in some way. For me, it was additional confirmation to listen to the Spirit's promptings. For my children, it demonstrated how God can and will use us in the most unusual of places. For the two men, my prayer continues to be that seeds were planted, pointing them one step closer to faith in Jesus. There was a purpose for our visit that day and I trust that the Holy Spirit will now send another faithful person to sow, another to water, and another to harvest. Come, Holy Spirit.  Prayer: Heavenly Father, I cry out to you for only Your Voice and Your Direction. You have told me You are doing a new thing. You brought me to Mt. Precipice and reminded me again of Your Word. Give me eyes to see, ears to hear, wisdom to discern, and boldness to step out in Your Strength. In the Name Above All Names, I humbly offer my prayer, Amen.  . https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
Lent Devotional - Day 1 - February 22, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2023 3:20


Lent Devotional - Day 1 - February 22, 2023 Psalms 103:13-17 "The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust. Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die. The wind blows, and we are gone— as though we had never been here. But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear him…". Reflection: When Daniel was in high school, he really struggled to wake up in the morning. I did everything I could to get him up, from playing loud music to pouring water on his head (desperate times call for desperate measures!) I was really worried he would go off to college and never wake up for classes. In a last-ditch effort, I bought what Amazon declared was the loudest alarm clock available. It was called the Sonic Boom. One of the reviews said it was like the Russian army invading your bedroom in the morning. The first morning it went off, the whole house shook and Richard and I sat up immediately in our bed on the other side of the house. No living thing could sleep with the Sonic Boom to wake them from their slumber. Today is Ash Wednesday. Many of you have asked what the purpose of Ash Wednesday is for us as Methodists. I like to think of Ash Wednesday as an alarm clock for our tired, routine lives. After a global pandemic, internet church services, and loss of connection, we have been coasting spiritually. We need a spiritual Sonic Boom to wake us from our deep slumber and remind us how short these lives really are!  Are we using our one and only life in a way that brings glory to God? Are we right with God? Are we putting value in things with eternal value? What changes do we need to make to reorient our lives toward God and away from the things of this world? For what do we need to repent? Ash Wednesday reminds us how fragile and temporary our lives in this world truly are. As we place the ashes on each forehead in the sign of the cross, we say, “From dust you have come and to dust you will return.” All of us will return to dust. But God and God's love are eternal. I don't know about you, but I need that reminder.  Prayer: Lord, Thank you for loving me. Wake me up from my spiritual sleepiness so that I can be fully focused on you. During this season of Lent, help me to be fully aware of your presence in my life. I want to be closer to you! I'm sorry for how I have messed up over and over again. Forgive me, Lord. I know this life is short. May I use my days to glorify you and you alone. In the name of Jesus, Amen. .  https://www.findnewhope.com  Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

Legit
5.3 - Start Your Business In a Day

Legit

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2023 30:57


#yourlegitbusiness Adrianna is an entrepreneur who helps other entrepreneurs to establish and launch their businesses by providing them with administrative assistance and structure strategies. I am delighted for you to hear another legit chat with Adrianna. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, this is for you! Adrianna shares her journey of having an entrepreneurial spirit burning inside. That's when she transitioned from being a nurse to an entrepreneur. I've been with her during the transitional period of her life, and I am elated to share it with you. Timestamps: 0:00:09 - Adrianna Quit Nursing and Started a Legitimate Business 0:03:27 - Experiences of a Pediatric Nurse During the Pandemic 0:05:01 - Exploring the Power of Mentorship and Observation in Entrepreneurship 0:10:43 - Adriana's Story: How She Started Her Business Consulting Company 0:12:32 - Business Launch Strategist by Sarah Smith 0:14:28 - Structuring Rates and Building a Team 0:18:50- A Win-Win Culture of Working Together to Bring Your Vision to Life 0:24:01 - Exploring the Gift of Administration and the Joys of Traveling 0:26:03 - The Benefits of Virtual Business and Traveling Key Takeaways: Mentorship and Observation are important to navigate the business world A Win-win culture is a culture of teamwork to achieve a common goal You will be called for what you ought to do Quote: “There's so much that God wants to do with you, and it just really takes that first step, and it's going to be scary. It's going to be nerve-wracking. But if God told you to do it, then the resources, the provision, all of that is already provided for you.” Connect with Bisi: Get your 30 days from membership on Skillshare: https://www.skillshare.com/en/r/profile/Bisi-Braimah/62424298?gr_tch_ref=on&gr_trp=on Weekly Quickie (Audio Newsletter): https://bisibraimah.com/ All things Legit: https://linktr.ee/bisibraimah LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bisibraimah/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bisibraimah/?next=%2F Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oye.braimah1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/bisibraimah_ Connect with Adrianna: https://linktr.ee/adriannapluscompany Website: https://adriannapluscompany.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Adriannapluscompany Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriannapluscompany/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/adriannaplusco #yourlegitbusiness #business #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #mentor #mentorship #success #successfulbusiness #successstory #startup #pay #work #job #resources #communication #development #passion #discovery #change #life #difference

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
New Hope Soap - February 21, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2023 2:53


New Hope Soap - February 21, 2023 To all those who receive the SOAP devotional, During Lent, instead of doing our typical SOAP note, we will be sending out a specific Lenten devotional. These will be available in a text and audio version. There will be a Scripture, some reflection, and prayer. I hope you enjoy it! After Lent, I am encouraging all of our SOAP subscribers to sign up for Wake-up Call, a daily devotional produced by Seedbed, the publishing arm of Asbury Seminary. Wake-up Call includes daily Scripture, reflection, prayer, and questions. It's designed to help us reorient our lives around loving Jesus. Could there be anything better? Many of us at New Hope already receive Wake-up Call in our email every morning. Reading this together as a church family will be unifying and provide us with common language. Recently, there has been a focus on awakening and revival, particularly with the events at Asbury University. To register for Wake-up Call, go to seedbed.com and scroll down the page. You will find a place to add your name and email. I have personally felt led to take a sabbatical from writing the SOAP. It has been a blessing for me these past couple years to have this daily practice and I have benefited from the regular rhythm of reading, praying, reflecting, and writing. However, it also takes a great deal of time. It's time for me to simply take a break from this particular writing venture and maybe try some different kinds of writing projects. In the meantime, I think we will all benefit from the daily encouragement of Wake-up Call. I appreciate your understanding. I will close this note with some of my favorite Scripture about the power of God's Word. Hebrews 4:12, For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Keep reading, keep praying, and keep allowing God's Word to change you from the inside out!!! Blessings, Pastor Vicki . https://www.findnewhope.com Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

Hearing Matters Podcast
Hearing the Call - Up and Coming Hearing Care Provider feat. Meghan Okken

Hearing Matters Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2023 32:58 Transcription Available


Audiology Services Summer Internship In January 2020, Audiology Services received an inquiry from Meghan Okken, an undergraduate student from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania studying communication sciences and disorders, most commonly known as speech-language pathology. Meghan was in need of audiology observation hours for her clinical observations course. Observation hours allow students to observe professionals in the communication sciences and disorders field, which assists in their clinical setting decision making process. When Meghan visited our office for the day, we were impressed with her professionalism and how she interacted with our patients. Following Meghan's visit to our office in January, we held a team meeting to discuss offering Meghan a full-time summer internship position. When we held the summer internship interview in early March, Meghan accepted the position with enthusiasm. The Importance of the Summer InternshipA few years ago, I (Blaise) was an undergraduate student studying speech-language pathology at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. It was a requirement to obtain clinical observation hours before graduation. My classmates and I needed 25 speech hours and 5 audiology hours. I was grateful for the supervisors who donated their time and allowed me and my fellow classmates to schedule observation hours in various clinical settings. Encompassing an understanding of the observation process, I personally wanted to open an internship position for an undergraduate student studying communication sciences and disorders. In addition, I've personally had mentors throughout and following my undergraduate and graduate studies. That being said, paying it forward was important to me. The purpose behind the summer internship position was to provide the opportunity for a student to observe first-hand, the processes and procedures in the private practice setting. These processes and procedures include but are not limited to: •Scheduling patients •Rescheduling patients •Greeting patients •Otoscopy •Tympanometry •Comprehensive audiological evaluations •Hearing aid clean and checks •Real ear measurement •Scheduling/hosting effective team meetings  Connect with the Hearing Matters Podcast TeamEmail: hearingmatterspodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @hearing_matters_podcast Twitter: @hearing_mattasFacebook: Hearing Matters Podcast

Educational Passages Podcast
Miniboat Traffic Report (February 20, 2023)

Educational Passages Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2023 15:31


The Miniboat Traffic Report provides updates that happen in between our full episodes.  This episode includes updates on the following miniboats and projects:Butterfly of the SeaColumbia River Maritime Museum Miniboat FleetEducational Passages Podcast: A Conversation with Nate: Stories from the Columbia River Maritime Museum's Miniboat Fleetdeepseachallenge.com Sacred Heart Star of the SeaBlue HeronHK Pride and Teal TurtleBHS RoweboatWildcat WavePurple HurricaneLady Lance and LancerPOGO (Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean) Fleet Schnelle Welle (Fast Wave) Yemaya Spiorad na Gaillimhe (Spirit of Galway) El Cisne AltoConscriptus BHMS Marine Science AcademyPuffin Boat CompanyBermuda Islander“The days are packed” BBC Shetland Radio interviewKenneth BruvikUpcoming events and activitiesRecycle Regatta - through March 31Data Jam - through March 15Project OCN - Conference March 30-31Order now for Fall 2023If you would like to send us feedback please email:  info@educationalpassages.org Support the showEducational Passages is a non-profit organization that seeks to connect people around the world to the ocean and each other through unique global experiences.

Spacepod
206: Every asteroid observation ever taken with Dr. Veres

Spacepod