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Heute u.A. mit diesen Themen: - Raisin startet Kryptoangebot - Amazon vergibt Innovationspreis an Kekz - IDnow kooperiert mit Fluggesellschaften - Lemonaid muss Steuern nachzahlen - Zalando Outlets mit Second-Hand-Mode - Planted zeigt fleischlose Chicken Tenders - Kundendaten bei Revolut gestohlen - KI entdeckt über 300 Exoplaneten - YouTube Shorts zahlt bis zu 45% für Creator Neuer Redakteur: Ihr wollt euch bei uns bewerben? Dann geht auf: https://inside.startup-insider.com/arbeite-mit-uns Infos der Werbepartner: Project A: Project A veranstaltet am 7. Oktober die Knowledge Conference. Bewerbt euch mit dem Code: insider22 und erhaltet ein garantiert kostenfreies Ticket. Für mehr Infos googelt nach: Project A Knowledge Conference.
Welcome to Episode #40 of Profiles in Franceformation. I'm your host, Allison Grant Lounes, and this week, we're speaking with Marie Grout, an American who has lived outside of the US since age 19, who raised three children in 8 different countries, and who is now retired with her French husband near Versailles, France. Since moving to France, she has been active with the American Church in Paris, and is a main organizer of the Bloom Where You're Planted orientation that has welcomed expats and English-speaking immigrants to Paris for over 50 years. In this episode, we talk about how Marie keeps getting involved and her passion for helping others adapt to a new country and way of life wherever she goes. Welcome, Marie!During my conversation with Marie, you'll also learn…How Marie came to find herself at the American Church in Paris and working with the Bloom Where You're Planted organizationMarie's first experiences with Bloom and how things have evolved since thenWhat challenges Marie faced when applying for her carte de séjourThe changes that Marie and Allison have observed over the years when it comes to immigration in FranceWhy Marie always tries to speak the native language as a guest in a host countryHer experience raising three children in various countriesMarie's thoughts on being part of an expat communityWhat she's most looking forward to about the upcoming Bloom Where You're Planted eventFor additional information on the upcoming Bloom Where You're Planted event, check out the following link: https://www.acparis.org/bloomhome If you are considering moving to France like Marie, Foolproof French Visas can help you navigate the path toward finding the right visa for you. It can be purchased here: https://www.yourfranceformation.com/books or in paperback on Amazon. If you would like to pursue your own Franceformation, you can also request a free 30-minute clarity call with Allison to review your visa options and decide how to move toward creating your ideal life in France: https://www.yourfranceformation.com/free-call If you liked this episode, please leave a positive review and be sure to subscribe so you won't miss next week's episode!
Legendary coach and Jesus follower, Tony Dungy on a visit to ESPN asked producer Jason Romano how he was sharing his faith at the sports network. That question was a turn around moment for Jason as he recognized for the first time the importance of "Blooming where you are planted" wherever that might be. ESPN was fertile ground for him to bloom. Living his faith in a secular world. In this episode you'll hear the difficult story of growing up with an alcoholic father, but also a God guided career story that led to a 17 year Emmy award winning career at ESPN. Jason shares the details of his rewarding transition from network producer to media director of a powerful podcast and media company that connects sports with faith: Sports Spectrum.Jason is a two time author. His first book "Live to Forgive" is a powerful look inside the tough life of growing up with an alcoholic parent with all of the struggles and challenges.His second book.: The Uniform of Leadership: Lessons on True Success from My ESPN LifeYou can find his podcast, wherever you normally get your podcasts and check out about the great work at the website Sports SpectrumYou can hear and see of the Amazing Greats podcasts on our website.
On today's podcast, Braden Howard joins us to discuss the topic of allowing the Lord to "plant" us, to let the Lord place us where He wants us and to permit Him to use us according to His will. Many times in life we will find ourselves in places we would not have chosen for ourselves because of discomfort caused by the situation or circumstances. If we walk away from those moments prematurely, deciding what we think is best for ourselves, or letting fear dictate our decisions, we may inadvertently rob ourselves of a great blessing, not to mention our disobedience causing us to run afoul of the Lord. When it comes to living and walking by faith, we do not get to determine our steps. We take each one of them trusting that Jesus knows what He is doing and that the Holy Spirit is in charge of ordering our steps to accomplish the will of God.
Kaitlin released an updated edition of her book Planted: Stories From Manitoba's Natural World, with proceeds supporting humanitarian aid in Ukraine. In this episode, Hannah talks with Kaitlin about the inspiration behind the book, her connection to nature, and how Kaitlin's Ukrainian heritage has shaped her writing and life.What Else You'll Hear- An overview of what you'll read in Planted- What's been updated since Kaitlin released the first edition five years ago- Hannah's takeaways from the book- Kaitlin's favourite nature memory from Ukraine- What organizations Planted proceeds are supportingResources- Purchase Planted via e-transfer or by credit card- Organizations Planted is supporting (with more to come!): Ukrainian Patriot, Cobblestone Freeway Foundation, Lifeline Ukraine, Come Back Alive- Follow Vsi on Instagram and FacebookMusic- A big thanks to Joryj Kłoc for letting us use “Poltavśkyj Sotnyk” as Vsi's theme song
Throughout the fall, we are going to focus on The Divine Invitation offered to us in 2 Peter 1:3-11. Each week we will reflect on a different aspect of the passage. The hope is to move slow and sink deeply into these life-giving words. To start things off, this episode will focus on Psalm 1 as an image of what it looks like for us to sink deeply into God's Word.
PSALMS CLASS…………………………………09/19/2022 Psalms 1 & 2 PSALMS 1 (Continued)……. Vs. 3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the [c]rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. “Like A Tree” This Metaphor speaks of stability, Strength, Longevity ( See California Redwoods, some trees 4000 years old)..also being immoveable…a tree is never easily moved/uprooted…Also as WELL as FRUITFULNESS This is a picture of stable, immoveable, persistent , FRUITFUL …Lasting eternal SAINTS….Because they are so strong In God They also offer protection/security for others Song..”I shall not be, I shall not be Moved….just like a tree planted by the waters, I shall not be moved” Ps. 15:5 He who does not put out his money at usury, Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent He who does these things shall never be moved. Ps. 46:5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be [b]moved; God shall help her, just [c]at the break of dawn.(city/ house of God) Matt15:13 But He answered and said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. “PLANTED” This is a tree, that God PLANTED, This shows God's nurturing care & cultivation of this specific Tree. God did this intentionally, this is not just any wild tree or bush “By” literally ‘on' or ‘over'..planted right OVER water like an oasis, a tree of righteousness We are to Be right in The Water (SPIRIT) of God ..Ro. 8:9, Gal. 5:16, 25;Eph. 2:22 “RIVERS” Plural in the Hebrew…could be canal or channels, has the idea of a ‘DIVIDE'…shows cultivation…irrigation ( we work with Abba to irrigate)…Trees like willow trees ‘hunt' for water with their root…A Garden of EDEN experience “RIVERS”…shows a Free-flowing Life in God..Jn.7:37-39 out of ones belly RIVERS of Living water shall flow…A CONTINUAL source of life Giving Water provided(joel 2:23) Rev. 7:7 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.'[a] ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.'[b Jn. 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. II Peter 2:17 wells without water God will keep the woman/man who delights & meditates In Him flowing in His Spirit “That brings forth its fruit in its season,” …Times & ‘SEASONS” ( ECC. 3) of Fruitfulness…Wonderful & healthy fruit is brought forth, in correct season & order We get ‘rooted' to provide good fruit as we ABIDE in Abba…Gal. 5:22,23 … Jn. 15:4-5 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. Jn. 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. Gal. 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. A natural process to produce FRUIT in Abba's season for the BLESSED Man/Woman!..FRUIT is the proof of our quality, character , nature….we as God's children may produce different fruit. “Whose leaf also shall not wither”….this speaks of what we do, Godly activity in Kingdom work….we will not dry up, we are receiving Plenty of SON shine…because of our delight & meditation in ABBA we are ALWAYS Receiving & growing…producing fruit to nourish ourselves + others(chlorophyll, process) ..Like a healthy fruit tree we are alive, fresh & full of ‘green' life “And whatever he does shall prosper…” This is The PROOF of BLESSING For one committed to ABBA…To be a success, , Be profitable…from a root to Push forward or break out Psalm 92:12,13 The righteous will flourish like the date palm [long-lived, upright and useful]; They will grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic and stable]. Planted in the house of the Lord, They will flourish in the courts of our God. Genesis 39:3 And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did [a]to prosper in his hand….23 The keeper of the prison did not look into anything that was under [a]Joseph's authority, because the Lord was with him; and whatever he did, the Lord made it prosper. Genesis 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: Jeremiah 17:5-8 Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his [a]strength, Whose heart departs from the Lord. 6 For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, And shall not see when good comes, But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, In a salt land which is not inhabited. 7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord. 8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not [b]fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit. II Chron 31:20,21 Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah, and he did what was good and right and true before the Lord his God. 21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in the law and in the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart. So he prospered. THE CONTRAST………Ps. 1:4,5,6 Vs. 4, 5 & 6 4)The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6)For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish. Vs 4)” The ungodly are not so,…” literally, ‘NOT SO The Unrighteous!'..emphatic Hebrew expression….NONE of the Righteous mans Blessings will ever apply to the ungodly man/woman Last 3 verses of chpt. Refer in contrast to the righteous …now the ungodly Refers back to phrase in verse 1 ‘Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly…'(both ½ lines) “CHAFF” This word is used to show the unrighteous/ungodly as being opposite in character/life style of the Godly……Strong TREES have ROOTS, Life…..CHAFF is blown about, no substance, sustenance or LIFE=WORTHLESS…chaff is Dry & barren….processed in a ‘threshing barn' to separate it out from GOOD grain…slats built in to BLOW away worthless chaff….chaff is unstable & of no use. Matthew 3:11,12 11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. Daniel 2:35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were all broken to pieces and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth. Isaiah 5:24 Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel. Jude 12,13 12 These people are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead, 5) Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in Judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous Not in the sense of Resurrection…speaks of being honored or debased….a state of shame is in view NO Justification in sin sacrifice or Christ's blood , rather a condemning Judgment…as wicked will be cut off “Stand In judgment” Literally, ‘'they shall arise in vindication” “Congregation” = community, assembly, gathering…a root= to TESTIFY Ps. 5:5 The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; Ps. 26:12 My foot stands in an even place; In the congregations I will bless the Lord. Ps. 73:18 Surely You set them in slippery places; You cast them down to destruction. Goats/sheep….wheat/tares…fruit/chaff God is moving now to expose sin In His Church..I Peter 4:17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? Re. 6:17 “For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” Parallelism …. 6)For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish. The ultimate factor in a life Is God KNOWING Us ….implies He has accepted Me, & Is INVOLVED INTIATELY with Me(YADA) II Tim. 2:19 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of [a]Christ depart from iniquity.” 6…………(KNOWS) continued I Cor. 8:1-3 Now concerning things offered to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge [a]puffs up, but love [b]edifies. 2 And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know. if anyone loves God this one is KNOWN by Him Matthew 7:21-23 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!' Job 23:10 But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold. Jn. 14:6 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. Heb. 10:20 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, PSALM 139 Matthew 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are numbered He Knows more about Us than even we know of ourselves “PERISH” Literally , “To Wander” A Person left to their own way & uncared for ,wanders aimlessly like a lost child & ends up perishing PSALM 16:8 I have Ever set the Lord Before Me James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. PSALM 112:1,2 Praise[a] the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who delights greatly in His commandments. 2 His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed
Sometimes you do need a women's touch. In the biggest guest in Kenny The Sports Guy Podcast history, ESPN's Renee Washington joins the show to discuss the WNBA, her road towards a sports reporter, the up and downs of it, her entrepreneurial endeavors and the NFL Season. Kenny The Sports Guy Podcast Social Media: Twitter: @kenny_sports Instagram: @kennysportsguy1 Tik Tok: @Kennysportspodcasts Renee Washington Social Media: Twitter: @ReneePWash Instagram: @renneewashington Businesses https://www.plantednb.com/ (Planted, Not Buried) https://www.spacebydesign3.com (Space by Design)
With a new Fall Season comes new schedules, new trials, new school years, new work projects, new family stages, and new rhythms in your day. In this special message to Harvest, Pastor Ricky shows how Scripture asks us to live a "Planted" life so that this new Fall Season doesn't blind us from our "Fruitfulness". Join the disciples out on a lake in Mark 4 to observe Jesus's urgent but unrushed approach to every moment.
Welcome to another educational offering from the Lux Hills Gang. In this episode Jonathan and Steven have a very special guest in the studio. Mrs. Genie Kelley joins the program to discuss all things education. Locals will see her name on the November ballot to keep her seat on the LEUSD Board of Trustees. She stopped by the LHG studio to tell the boys why she is qualified to continue representing her constituents. We learn all about her humble beginnings in Lake Elsinore way back in 1984 to the 13 years that she served on City Council. Steven lets everyone know that she passed muster according to the Shadow Government. Genie shares her family motto with the gang which makes Steven and JD decide that the gang needs one too. Jonathan finally talks about what he's been going through over some Pink Floyd. Listen, learn, and when the time comes, vote. Enjoy the show gang.
Have you ever had the run-away blues? The run-away blues are those days, those times in your life when you'd just love to run away. When the thought of going to the airport and catching the next flight out to anywhere else, rather than where you are, sounds like a really good idea. Run-away blues—who hasn't had those days? David expressed it so well in Psalm 55. He was in a bad place then; his enemies were threatening him, his mind was a jumbled mess, his heart was in anguish and he was frightened. Now mind you, that was the condition of King David, a man after God's own heart, who was chosen by God to be the King of Israel. I mean, come on, David, why would you want to run-away? But listen to what he wrote: I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. I would flee far away and stay in the desert; I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm” (Psalm 55:6-8). David was doing what he was supposed to do, as God's-appointed king, and yet he longed to fly away and be at rest. Are you right now where David was then? Well, aren't you glad he was inspired by God to put his feelings in writing and leave them for you today? It says that you aren't condemned for feeling like you want to run away. Even kings have those times. But you have a God who cares and who can bring release and relief for you, right there where you are. After expressing his run-away desires and fears to God, David then says: As for me, I call to God, and the Lord saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice. . . Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken (Psalm 55:16-17, 22). I just want to remind you of these words of hope, from a king who wanted to fly away from where God had planted him. Even in the midst of doing what God has called you to do, you can lose your bloom and the enemy can steal your joy. If that's where you are, just call to God—cry out to him. Cast your cares on the Lord, and he will put a new bloom inside you, and your desert will become a garden where you're blooming again, and the joy of the Lord will again be your strength. (Click here if you would like to download a copy of the devotional for this week.)
If you want to be inspired, just Google “plants that grow in concrete” and you will see amazing pictures of all kinds of flowers and plants that are able to grow in the most difficult, unlikely places. I was totally mesmerized to see lovely flowers growing out of cracks in a sidewalk, beautiful blooms popping up from a pile of old tires—picture after picture of plants that bloomed in the most unlikely and difficult places. That's the challenge each of us faces to make the very best of where we are, blooming where we are planted. The children of Israel were captured and taken from Jerusalem to Babylon, and through the prophet Jeremiah, God told them to bloom right there. You'll find that story in Jeremiah 29. But in Psalm 137 we find this sad passage: By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. There on the poplars we hung our harps, for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land? (Psalm 137:1-4). Doesn't sound like they were blooming there in Babylon, does it? Their joy was gone; their song was dead; they had given up because they were in Babylon and not in Jerusalem. Notice that they had the opportunity to sing the songs of Zion, the songs of the Lord. They could have shared the truth about the true God with these pagan people, but their response was, “How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land?” Maybe that's where you are. You're in some place that you don't want to be—maybe you're just bored or tired or totally unmotivated, so you've hung your harp on a poplar tree, so to speak, and quit blooming. I've been there; I know how that feels, but I just want to encourage you to remember that there is a beautiful bloom inside of you, planted there by our God, and if you'll open a little crack and let his sunshine in, you can bloom right there again and his love will shoot up through that crack and you'll once again bloom where you're planted. So, go get that harp you hung up on the poplar tree, and by faith—not necessarily by feelings—ask God to give you a song to sing right where you are, a song from the Lord even while you're planted in that place you don't want to be. You can turn your Babylon into a garden full of God's love, knowing he loves you and sharing his love with everyone around you.
Sara sits down with Karla Rodriguez, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Wana Brands to talk about the importance of social justice and supporting both local and national outreach in communities. [EP59] Twitter: @WanaBrands
“Bloom where you are planted.” It's not found in the Bible but it certainly is a biblical attitude. There's a passage in Jeremiah that is a great example of what it means to “bloom where you are planted.” You'll find it in Jeremiah 29, and it is a letter that the prophet wrote to the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. Get the picture? They are God's chosen people, now refugees who have been forcibly relocated in Babylon. And here is what Jeremiah wrote to them: This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper” (Jeremiah 29:4-7). Jeremiah didn't say that they should fight to get back to Jerusalem. He didn't say they should just get by until God provided a way of escape. He said to make the very best of the situation they were in. This was a foreign culture; there was no temple in Babylon; it was a pagan culture, worshipping many false gods. And yet this is where they found themselves—this is where they were planted. Notice that God told them that he had carried them into exile, not Nebuchadnezzar. This must have been an amazing statement to them. Their God had brought them to this terrible land? Why would God plant them there? It was hostile to their way of life, to their beliefs, to their God. And yet God made it clear that they were to bloom right there in Babylon where they were planted. I am reminded that we who are Christ-followers are called foreigners and exiles in this world. Peter writes that we should “live out our time as foreigners here in reverent fear.” We are planted here, and while we're here we should bloom for Jesus. The exiles in Babylon were to build houses, plant gardens marry, increase in number and seek peace and prosperity for the city of Babylon. They were to bloom in Babylon, of all places. Are you blooming where you are now planted, or have you allowed the circumstances of life to destroy your will to bloom, to steal your joy? I want to encourage you to know that God can cause you to bloom in ways you've never imagined, if you will be willing to bloom right where you are planted.
What does it mean to “Bloom where you are planted”? You've no doubt heard this expression; in fact, some people think it is in the Bible. No, this saying is not found in the Bible, but the concept it teaches is very biblical. It begins with the word “bloom” which is a verb—an action word—and it implies that you have to be intentional about this. Blooming means producing something beautiful. So, the first word—bloom—is a directive, something you must do. Then it says, “where you are.” Do you often have the attitude that you would do so well if only you were in other circumstances? A different job, a better house, a more-understanding mate, better- behaved children, enough money, better health—just give you better circumstances, solve some of your problems, and then you can bloom. Instead of “bloom where you are planted,” maybe you think, “Put me in better soil and then I'll bloom!” Some years ago a good friend was planted in a job where some of her coworkers were unfriendly and prejudicial toward her. Instead of lowering herself to their level, or being angry, or vengeful, after much prayer, God led her to begin what she called “Project Love,” intentionally inviting these coworkers to have lunch with her, and in that way breaking down the barriers between them. It wasn't long before these same people got to know my friend, saw in her the love of Jesus, and soon came to appreciate her and that was the beginning of some long and good friendships. She bloomed where she was. And the last word in this saying is “planted.” Bloom where you are planted. When something is planted, it is placed there intentionally, right? It's not just a wildflower springing up on a mountainside. Someone has gone to the trouble of preparing a spot, a place, where this seed can be planted. Being planted implies that something outside of itself had a purpose for putting that plant in that place. You know, where you are now is where God has planted you. Oh, there may have been all kinds of circumstances, good and bad, that have brought you to the spot where you are now planted, but God has this marvelous way of taking us where we are and preparing the soil for us even there, so that we can bloom where we are planted. Would you even today pause long enough to just thank God for where you are planted. I know, it could be a tough place, but the Bible says to be thankful in all circumstances, so by faith just thank God for where he has planted you and then ask him to help you bloom in that place.
Rev. John Lukomski, co-host of Wrestling with the Basics on KFUO Radio, joins the Rev. Dr. Phil Booe to study 1 Corinthians 3. Find Wrestling with the Basics at kfuo.org/WrestlingWithTheBasics. Cliques. Personality cults. Jealousy. Favoritism. These all add up to division, and the Corinthian church was experiencing this in spades. Some preferred the leadership of Apollos, others Paul, and still others Cephas. St. Paul addresses this childish behavior by pointing to the actual power at work in the congregation: God. Apostles and pastors are but mere servants of God. Their job is not to fashion little churches for themselves, but to build upon the foundation of Jesus Christ. In this episode, Pastors Booe and Lukomski explore what it means when Paul writes, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.” (v. 6)
This week's story is from our friend Jennifer. She's been a long-time supporter of The Pearl House and this is a perfect example of how God has carefully woven each thread of this tapestry together before we could ever see it. You must hear this, and grab the tissues!
If you're thinking about planting a shrub or a tree, there's a LOT more to it than just digging a hole and throwing some dirt on it. Our guest on this episode of The Real Estate Roundtable with Century 21 Jack Ruddy Real Estate gives you step-by-step instructions. Plus, he'll tell us how to avoid common mistakes when storing our lawnmowers and lawn tools for the Winter.
I wonder if you know where this is found in the Bible: Bloom where you are planted. Is it in the Psalms, or maybe Jesus said it? Do you know? Well, the truth is, you won't find that exact phrase in the Bible, but you will find the principle it teaches very clearly given in Scripture. When the Apostle Paul said we should learn to be content no matter what our circumstances, he was saying “Bloom where you are planted.” When Jesus said not to worry about tomorrow because tomorrow would take care of itself, he was saying “Bloom where you are planted.” In writing to the Corinthian Christians, Paul said, “Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them” (1 Corinthians 7:17). He was admonishing those new believers to bloom where they were planted. Not long ago I had an opportunity to talk to a senior citizen, Betty, who is blooming where she is planted. Betty is a widow and a mom of three grown children and lots of grandchildren. She is a Jesus-lover from way back, and at this stage in her life, she is finding creative ways to reach out to others with the love of Jesus. Betty's husband died after a very long illness where she was his main caregiver. So she spent many years simply taking care of his needs. Now that she lives alone and is still driving, she has found a way to continue to share the love of Jesus with others. She goes to the grocery store every day. She said, “That way I don't have heavy bags to carry if I just get a few things each day. And then, I just go up and down the aisles of the store, to see who God puts in my path that day.” Betty uses her daily trips to the grocery store as a way to meet people, to offer encouragement, to pray for people, and to let them know that Jesus loves them. Almost every day she has an opportunity to speak to someone—mostly strangers—and simply offer a moment of caring and concern. She has story after story of the people she has met in this way, and how blessed she is to have this ministry. Betty didn't complain about the effects of growing older, or the fact that she was alone now, or the aches and pains that occur as you age. She is just blooming where she is, bringing joy and a ray of hope to many people who just happen to shop for groceries where she does.
It doesn't matter how old you are, if you want to make a change and uplevel your skills, you can do it! Tamara White Hutchinson was a public relations and communications practitioner for 20 years and recently made a transition into the financial industry. Tamara and I talk about how anyone can successfully change careers in their 40's. She also shares the change she went through when she started suddenly making six figures at 25 year old from making only $35,000 a year. We also talk about the time when she had money anxiety and how she got out of it. Learn how Tamara shifted her career and overcame money anxiety. Tune in now! Highlights: >> Planted seeds of grit and resilience >> Tamara's money anxiety >> Learning more and figuring out what causes her anxiety >> From PR to CFP at 40 >> Importance of advisors in running the numbers >> More room for women, people of color, and LGBT community in the financial industry Connect with Tamara: >> Website: http://thecashclass.com/ (thecashclass.com) >> Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecashclass/ (www.facebook.com/thecashclass) >> Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecashclass/?hl=en (@thecashclass) >> linktr.ee:https://linktr.ee/thecashclass ( linktr.ee/thecashclass) >> Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/thecashclass (@thecashclass) If you loved this episode, you have to listen to these episodes as well: >> https://minority-money.captivate.fm/episode/empowering-women-to-be-in-finance-with-shana-sissel (Empowering Women to be in Finance with Shana Sissel) >> https://minority-money.captivate.fm/episode/people-of-color-disrupting-the-financial-industry-with-dana-wilson (People of Color Disrupting the Financial Industry with Dana Wilson) >> https://minority-money.captivate.fm/episode/creating-change-through-representation-with-ana-trujillo-limon (Creating Change Through Representation with Ana Trujillo Limón) I'm sure you're getting tons of value from the podcast! Don't forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3jN77Mv (https://apple.co/3jN77Mv)), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3jParH0 (https://spoti.fi/3jParH0)), Google Podcasts (https://bit.ly/3n3i8vb (https://bit.ly/3n3i8vb)), or on your favorite podcast app and SHARE THIS
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