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PBS NewsHour - Segments
How new revelations in the Elizabeth Holmes fraud trial reflect on Silicon Valley

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 5:52


Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the former health technology company Theranos, faced cross-examination Tuesday in her fraud case. Federal prosecutors have alleged deception that led investors and patients to believe the company could conduct a range of tests using a few drops of blood. Rebecca Jarvis, chief business, technology & economics correspondent for ABC News joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Catholic Daily Reflections
Wednesday of the First Week of Advent - Jesus Cares About the Details

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 3:50


Jesus summoned his disciples and said, “My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, for they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat.  I do not want to send them away hungry, for fear they may collapse on the way.”   Matthew 15:32The first thing this passage reveals could easily be missed.  It reveals Jesus' deep concern for the crowds of people.  He not only cared for their souls, He also cared for their bodies in that He did not want them to go away hungry.  This reveals Jesus' total care for His followers.We know the rest of the story.  Jesus multiplies the loaves and fish and feeds the multitude.  And though this is an incredible miracle on a physical level, it is just as miraculous on a personal and spiritual level.Personally speaking, the miracle is that God, the Almighty, the Omnipotent One is deeply concerned about the small detail of feeding the crowd their next meal.  This reveals that God is not only concerned for our eternal salvation, He is also concerned about our daily needs.Note that the passage quotes Jesus as saying, “My heart is moved with pity for the crowd…”  And “I do not want to send them away hungry…”  This very personal and human concern of Jesus should offer us great comfort in knowing that His care is deep and exhaustive.  The concern Jesus has for the physical need of food for His followers also points to His spiritual concern for His followers' souls.  If He cares this much about the body, He cares all the more for the soul and deeply desires to nourish their souls with the food of eternal life.Reflect, today, upon Jesus' deep and all-consuming care for you.  Know that there is no detail of your life that escapes His notice.  Though that may be hard to believe at times, know that it is absolutely true! Surrender all to Him in trust and know that He is there to reach out to you in your every need.Lord, thank You for Your unfailing and perfect concern for every detail of my life.  Thank You for Your perfect attentiveness to my needs.  May I always trust in Your perfect care for me and surrender to Your loving providence.  Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

Tranquility du Jour
Tranquility du Jour #569: Simplify

Tranquility du Jour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 23:49


In this week's edition of Tranquility du Jour, I share inspiration for simplification and 5 tips to help us simplify during this holiday season and beyond plus an invite to Saturday's TDJ Holiday Pop-Up for journaling and planning time. Direct download: Tranquility du Jour #569: Simplify Subscribe in your favorite podcast app such as Spotify, Apple Podcast, or Amazon. New to Tranquility du Jour? Learn more here. Events TDJ Holiday Pop-Up on December 4, 1-2 pm ET Annual Program: The Coterie {join the waitlist} Pet Loss Support Group on December 14, 7:30 pm ET New Year's Virtual Retreat on January 1, 2-4 pm ET Mentioned in the Show 5 Simplification Tips 1. Limit Media Consumption 2. Establish Routines 3. Create Space 4. Reflect 5. Contribute Books Daybook Year of Tranquility Tree Planting Organization Borneo Orangutan Survival Let's Connect Receive inbox love through Love Notes: invites, inspiration, and more. Browse my 6 Books and planner. Follow along on Instagram and YouTube. Share a review on Apple Podcasts, Amazon, or Goodreads and you may hear it shared on the show.

Catholic Daily Reflections
Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle, November 30 - Preparation for Advent

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 4:06


As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen.  He said to them, ”Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Matthew 4:18–20What a wonderful feast we celebrate today as we begin our Advent season. Today we honor St. Andrew the Apostle who gives us a perfect example of how to begin our Advent celebration.This passage above reveals a lot for us to ponder.  Andrew, along with his brother Peter, was a fisherman.  Both of these fishermen were hard at work when suddenly this stranger, Jesus, walked by them and called to them.  They immediately left their livelihood and followed after Jesus.Don't miss what happened here.  Specifically, there are two things that happened:  1) Jesus walked by these two fishermen and said, “Come after me.” 2) In response, these two men immediately “left their nets and followed Him.”This story of the call of St. Andrew is quite appropriate for the beginning of Advent, because Advent must be a time when we hear Jesus call us anew.  It must be a new beginning and a new conversion for us.  As Advent begins, we should hear Jesus call to us, “Come after Me!”  We should hear Him invite us with an invitation to give ourselves completely to His divine plan and purpose.  Listen to Him.  Do you hear Him calling?Our response, at the beginning of Advent, must be the same as St. Andrew.  We must, without hesitation, leave everything to follow Him.  What exactly does that mean?  It means that we must let go of anything and everything that keeps us from responding to Christ.  It means we must be ready and willing to do whatever Jesus asks of us.  And we must be ready to do it the moment He asks.Reflect, today, upon the fact that Advent is a time to start anew.  It's a time to let yourself be called to Christ.  Listen to Him calling you and respond to Him with your whole heart.  Lord, I love You above all things.  Help me to hear Your gentle yet firm voice calling me to follow You.  Give me the courage I need to respond to Your gentle invitation with complete abandonment.  May this Advent be a time of new beginnings and deeper resolve to follow You.  Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

CUP OF JOY THE PODCAST
78: BRING THE BEST OF YOU IN 2022!

CUP OF JOY THE PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 27:34


Today I wanted to share a little bit on personal growth and development. In last week's episode we chatted about reflection and today I want to take it into the vision that we have for ourselves for 2022. If you are looking to create a life you are obsessed with you must be willing to change. You need to activate and align yourself with the dreams and desires you have today. Tune in to hear more on what we should be focusing on, learn to drop the fears, how we can follow through, why we have false beliefs, and the importance of fellowship. The new journey of you (JOY) starts now and I will be here with you every step of the way. Tune in to hear how we can thrive together in the new year. I also share more on where the show is growing and expanding to in 2022. My goal is to uplevel your listening and life experiences. Today I am sharing how you can enjoy the solo journey or bring a friend along for the ride. Did you love this episode? Let me know by leaving me some buzz over on Apple Podcasts or Audible. While you're there, be sure to rate, review, and subscribe so you don't miss a thing! CONNECT WITH HEIDI THRIVE 55 CHALLENGE: https://linktr.ee/joyfullybee 2021 Reflect & Connect Worksheet: https://joyfullybee.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joyfullybee/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Heidibeesfitness Show Notes: https://cupofjoythepodcast.blubrry.net/listen/ Website:  https://joyfullybee.com/ Cup of Joy Store: https://cupofjoythepodcast.blubrry.net/shop/ YouTube: The Joy Channel

Catholic Daily Reflections
Monday of the First Week of Advent - Faith in the Most Holy Eucharist

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 3:29


“Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed.”  Mt. 8:8This familiar line is taken from the faith of a Roman centurion.  He asked Jesus to heal his servant, Jesus agrees to come cure him, and the centurion exclaims this profound faith in Jesus stating two things: 1) He's not worthy of Jesus' presence in his home and, 2) His confidence that Jesus can heal his servant simply by saying the word.  Jesus, of course, is quite impressed with this man's faith and obliges him with the physical healing of his servant from a distance.  But Jesus does much more than a healing.  He also holds this man up as a model of faith for all.This beautiful statement of faith from the centurion is used within the Mass to speak of two matters of faith in regard to the Eucharist: 1) We are not worthy to receive Holy Communion and, 2) We invite Jesus anyway to come and heal our souls.Advent is a time when we especially ponder the great mystery of the Incarnation.  It's a time when we especially ponder the mystery of God coming and dwelling with us in physical form.  Though this happened over two thousand years ago, it continues to take place at each and every Mass.  And at each and every Mass we are called to express the same faith as this Roman centurion.Reflect, today, upon your faith in the coming of Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist.  Each Mass is a manifestation of the God-Man who came to live among us and live within us.  If we but have the faith of this centurion, we, too, will be blessed by our God beyond measure.Lord, I do believe. Help my unbelief.  Help me to see my unworthiness each time I prepare for Holy Communion.  And in that humble admission, may I also invite Your healing presence in my life.  Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy
Reflection 333- Simplicity

Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 2:52


Life can appear to be complicated at times and so can we. But the truth is that we need to cut through the complexities of life and realize that, from the perspective and Will of God, life is simple. It's simple in that all we need to do is say “Yes” to Him every day, surrendering all to Him and trusting Him every step of the way. We must be diligent in responding to His promptings and grace, but we do not have to enter into the entire complicated world, figure it out and solve it. This is too much and is far better done by God. Seek to be a simple soul who trusts in the perfect wisdom of God and He will sort life out for you (See Diary #1617).Do you find that your life appears complicated at times? Reflect upon this question and if the answer is “Yes” it's probably because you are trying to do more than God is asking and to solve questions that He already knows the answers to. Turn to Him, today, as a simple trusting soul. Be ready and willing to respond to anything He communicates to you and do it with passion and diligence, but do not worry about all the apparent complexities of life. The Lord understands them well and will navigate you through their confusion.Lord, I pray that I may become a simple soul. I choose to follow this path led by absolute trust in You and Your wisdom. You know all things, dear Lord, and You will guide me every step of the way through the apparent complexities of life if I let You. I do believe this dear Lord. Help me believe it with all my soul. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: www.divinemercy.lifeCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

The Sky Sports Football Podcast
Redknapp, Beckford reflect on Brighton Leeds stalemate

The Sky Sports Football Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 21:59


Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Jermaine Beckford as they discuss Brighton's 0-0 draw with Leeds at the Amex Stadium.

Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy
Reflection 332- Never Grow Weary of the Cross

Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 2:39


The Lord speaks much about sufferings to Saint Faustina. She suffered much through humiliations and through physical illness. And Jesus never tired of reminding her that her sufferings take on great power when united to His Cross. This message must never be forgotten. Though suffering may not be a “happy” topic, it is a joyous one when properly understood. When you realize that your sufferings can act as an instrument of the Mercy of God in the world, you will not hesitate to embrace them and to unite them to Christ. Never doubt this sacred instrument of God's Mercy (See Diary #1612).Sufferings and the talk of sufferings can be wearisome, but only when they are not united to the Cross of our Lord. When they are united to His Cross, the burden becomes light. Reflect upon whether you understand this and live it. If you are living it you will find that your sufferings are no longer a heavy burden, they become a joy. Though it is hard to arrive at this level of surrender, it is your calling and the reward awaits.Lord, may I never grow weary of offering You every pain and suffering I endure. When serious hardships come my way, help me to give them to You. When small discomforts come my way, help me to give them to You. I unite all things to Your glorious Cross, dear Lord, and trust in Your unfathomable power to transform them. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: www.divinemercy.lifeCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

The Dom Giordano Program
Friends of Fallen Officer Daniel Faulkner Reflect On The Fateful 1981 Night

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 43:36


In today's second hour, two very special guests join the Dom Giordano Program. Back on December 9th, 1981, Officer Daniel Faulkner was murdered by political activist Mumia Abu-Jamaal. For the past 40 years, Mumia supporters have tried to get Abu-Jamal released from jail. Coming up on the 40th anniversary, former Philadelphia police officers Gary Bell and Ed Frederick join the program. Both Gary and Ed were close friends with late Faulkner, and join to reflect upon the anniversary of the passing of their friend. First, Bell takes us to the day of Faulkner's passing, laying the setting for the fateful night. Bell, Faulkner's ride-along partner for years leading up to the passing, tells that Faulkner was on patrol with the police spread thin that night, and he heard and rushed to the hospital. Frederick tells the story of hearing about the passing from his point of view, and takes us through what it felt like to lose his close friend and co-worker. Then, Dom offers his list of the top 10 guests he would like Dan to book for the Dom Giordano Program in 2022, including Tom Jones, Howard Stern, and some local politicians. In addition, Neal Zoren returns to the show to tell us why Yellowstone has gained an incredible following after 4 seasons of being on television. (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rerooting Circles
Reflect and Review Time - Weaving in Stories with Anne Julian

Rerooting Circles

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 27:05


I was visiting Pioneer Town in Yucca Valley this past week. I share a some history of the indigenous people from this area and some more from my chat with Anne Julian from the Gray Mattes Now Podcast.  Article - Yucca Mountain; Sacred Land or Wasteland https://sites.coloradocollege.edu/indigenoustraditions/sacred-lands/yucca-mountain-2/ Gray Matters Now Website https://www.greymattersnow.com/  

Catholic Daily Reflections
Saturday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time - Jesus, I Trust in You!

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 6:46


Jesus said to his disciples: “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap. For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth.” Luke 21:36This is the final day of the liturgical year. Tomorrow begins Advent and the beginning of a new Church year. On this day, we are once again presented with a Gospel passage that points to the final coming of Christ. In preparation for that day, the day in which we meet our Lord for judgment, Jesus points to two grave dangers that will cause our hearts to become “drowsy” and leave us unprepared. First, He says that “carousing and drunkenness” will make us unprepared. Second, He says that “the anxieties of daily life” will also leave us unprepared.On a literal level, carousing and drunkenness means a person relies upon alcohol for satisfaction in life, and they do so by using it to live a lively and somewhat carefree life. They live for the moment and look for satisfaction in self-indulgence. And though drunkenness is specifically mentioned here, there are numerous ways that people attempt to live this way.Everyone wants to be happy in life. We cannot not work to achieve this innate desire. No one intentionally chooses to be unhappy. However, many people regularly choose things in life that do lead to unhappiness and discontentment. But they do so with the false conviction that this or that action will satisfy. And though there are many things that provide temporary or superficial “happiness,” the truth is that there is only one thing and one thing alone that provides the happiness and fulfillment we desire. That one thing is the presence of God alive within our souls.The “anxieties of daily life” are also a great burden to so many. No one intentionally chooses to be anxious. No one wants to experience this form of interior disturbance. And though anxiety can come from many sources, physical, psychological and spiritual, one primary source of anxiety is stress that is not dealt with in a proper way. Stress can come from tensions at work, at home or within one's own soul. Stress usually occurs when some difficulty is faced and reacted to with fear, confusion, anger, despair and the like. According to Jesus, giving in to these anxieties can leave a person unprepared for the day of their judgment at the end of their life or the end of the world. But it doesn't have to be that way. Stress and tension, and the anxiety that results from them, is most decisively cured by turning from the difficulty one experiences and turning to a deep and total trust in the providence of God. At Mass, the priest prays after the “Our Father” that God “free us from all distress” and that we will instead “await the blessed hope and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.” Faith and hope in God and in His final coming at the end of time is the spiritual cure for the anxiety and distress we often experience in life. Trusting in our Lord, with the utmost confidence, will enable us to achieve this peaceful disposition and with joyful hope and confidence.Reflect, today, upon those things that hinder you the most from being ready to meet our Lord. Perhaps you struggle with ongoing choices that reflect a life of “carousing and drunkenness.” Or perhaps you struggle deeply with worry, distress and anxiety. If this is you, know that freedom awaits. It awaits you if you can only embrace and live the final prayer of this reflection: “Jesus, I trust in You.” Trust Him. Entrust your poor decisions in life to Him. Entrust your sin to Him. And entrust all of your worries and tensions that lead to an unsettled heart. As you do so, try to rest in the consoling arms of our Lord so that you will be fully prepared for that glorious day of our Lord's judgment that awaits.My hopeful Lord, You and You alone are the answer to every struggle in life. You and You alone can relieve me of my burdens and the poor choices I make. Help me to trust in You always and in every circumstance in life. I do entrust myself to You and choose to make You the single focus of my life. Jesus, I do trust in You!Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy
Reflection 331- Nothing Beyond Your Strength

Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 2:18


It's important to know that the Lord will never allow you to carry a cross that is beyond your strength. Do you believe this? If you do, it should help you to set your eyes on the road ahead and plunge forward doing the Will of God. If struggles come your way, even if they are great, know with certainty that the Lord is with you, carrying you if needed, through everything you face in life. Nothing can keep you from His Mercy and His perfect Will if you keep your eyes on Him (See Diary #1607).Reflect upon the path that you believe the Lord has set before you. What obstacles do you perceive to be too great to overcome? Whatever it is, you must face them with confidence and absolute trust in our Lord. As painful as some things may be, nothing is beyond the Mercy of God. He will transform the rough path before you into a smooth road if you let Him. Lord, I do believe that You are always with me, leading me and protecting me. When I face some hardship in life, help me to see it as an opportunity to rely more on Your grace. I know that I can do all things You call me to, dear Lord. I commit to walking the road You have laid out for me. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: www.divinemercy.lifeCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

KQED’s Forum
Forum From the Archives: California Health Workers Reflect on COVID Care, Eighteen Months Into the Pandemic

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 55:29


Last December, Forum spoke to four nurses and doctors on the frontlines of COVID care in California. At the time, cases were surging statewide, and no vaccines were available. They described heartbreaking patient deaths, overflowing ICUs and the heavy emotional toll of their work. The same healthcare workers join us again, nine months later, to share what has improved and the profound challenges that remain for those caring for the sickest patients. This segment originally aired Sept. 23. 

Catholic Daily Reflections
Friday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time - Relying Upon the Word of God

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 6:06


“Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” Luke 21:32–33As we approach the final days of this liturgical year, we continue to read about the end of the world. Today we read that both Heaven and earth, as they currently are, will pass away. This is worth pondering.We know that life is full of change. It has been said that the one thing that never changes is change itself. Everything else changes. But when it comes to earth, it is hard to believe that it will one day “pass away.” Some scientists believe that the earth has existed for over four and a half billion years. That's a long time! Now consider the fact that Jesus prophesied the end of this earth as we know it today. When will it happen? Only God knows.Heaven, as it exists today, is also prophesied by our Lord to pass away. Heaven, as it is right now, is a pure spiritual reality in which the only corporeal bodies present are those of Jesus and our Blessed Mother. The rest of Heaven consists of the Divine Essence, the souls of those who have been redeemed and the angels of God. But if Heaven even passes away, what awaits?First of all, the only reason that these two realities, Heaven and earth, will pass away in their current form is because, at the Final Judgment, there will be a “New Heavens and a New Earth,” as spoken of in the Book of Revelation. At that time, Heaven and earth will be united as one, and this new creation will exist for eternity.But is there anything that is currently eternal? Anything that will never experience change? We humans will be changed at the resurrection of the dead, the angels will encounter a new home, so to speak, and God will establish a new and permanent Kingship. But, according to Jesus' teaching today, the one thing that will remain are His words: “...my words will not pass away.” Again, this is worth pondering.In a world filled with change and uncertainty, we need some form of stability. And that stability is the Truth found in the Word of God. The Word of God, as revealed to us through the Scriptures, must become our rock foundation upon which our whole lives are built and exist. Pondering, praying with, meditating on, and believing the Word of God enables us to stand on firm and unchanging spiritual ground as we go through the change of this life and even the changes that will come at the end of time. Though this may seem somewhat mysterious in nature, it is a helpful truth to understand and believe. Everything will pass away except Jesus' words. Thus, the most secure thing we can do in life is to cling to His words and never let go.Reflect, today, upon the importance of truly immersing yourself in the Word of God. How much time do you spend each week reading it, praying with it and allowing it to become your daily food? The Word of God is not simply a book of teachings meant to inspire you or guide you. The Word of God is a Living Word. It is God in His unchangeable form. God, in His essence, will never change, and engaging Him through the revelation of His written Word is one essential way by which you will be able to experience true stability in life and prepare for each and every change to come until the final order of life is permanently established.My Eternal Word, You are unchanging and eternal. You are the rock foundation upon which I must always rely. As I continue to experience the many changes encountered in this life, please enter my soul through Your written Word, so that I will find the stability I need. As I stand firm in You, I look forward with joy to the New Heavens and New Earth that await. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

Dear Alice | Interior Design
Closet Design | Making Your Space Reflect You

Dear Alice | Interior Design

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 26:08


Today we are talking about closet design and are sharing some tips for creating more closet space, including knocking down walls and using a room next to your bedroom. We talk windows and the role they play and a few other tricks for arranging storage & furniture. We have some suggestions for mirrors and our love for valet rods and hooks. We talk about using wallpaper in your closet and the unexpected surfaces to cover that will elevate the feel of the room & give some tips on how to enrich the perspective of your closet. If you are building out your own closet, we talk give some good suggestions of businesses who specialize in closet construction and design. Don't forget to listen to our earlier episode about closet organization as well! https://www.spreaker.com/user/manga-sensei/dear-alice-closet-organizationhttps://manage.kmail-lists.com/subscriptions/subscribe?a=HZENWY&g=PFcqV5 https://www.instagram.com/alicelaneinteriors/https://www.instagram.com/alicelanehome/https://alicelanehome.com/https://www.facebook.com/AliceLaneHomehttps://www.pinterest.com/alicelanehome/https://www.youtube.com/alicelanehomecollectionsaltlakecityNews Letter:https://manage.kmail-lists.com/subscriptions/subscribe?a=HZENWY&g=PFcqV5

KUNR Public Radio: Local News Feed
One Small Step: Reno residents reflect on 9/11

KUNR Public Radio: Local News Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 4:09


This fall, the nation honored the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. On the anniversary, two Reno residents who had never met before joined each other for a unique video call. Their discussion was part of One Small Step , a program to connect people who have different political values through dialogue.

KQED’s Forum
Forum From the Archives: Hollywood Writers' Rooms Still Don't Reflect the Diversity of America

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 55:30


In a new cover story for The Atlantic, writer Hannah Giorgis looks critically at Hollywood's writers' rooms and how most of them look nothing like America. Documenting the history of Black writers who have navigated predominantly white writers' rooms — often confronting implicit and explicit biases — Giorgis reveals the renaissance of onscreen representation they helped bring to television. Still, Hollywood remains an industry dominated by white men, and that continues to impact the hiring of offscreen Black talent and who's at the table. We'll talk to Giorgis about whether the tide is really turning in Hollywood when it comes to diverse representation — not only in the stories we tell, but who's telling them.  This segment originally aired Sept. 20. 

On Assignment By God
Reflect-Refresh-Refrain

On Assignment By God

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021


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For the Record, An AACRAO Podcast
Registrars Reflect

For the Record, An AACRAO Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 19:13


At the AACRAO SEM Conference in Miami, Florida, I had the opportunity to present the Registrar 101 and FERPA workshop with Heather Abbott from Yale Law School and LeRoy Rooker from AACRAO. The two-day workshop covers a broad range of registrar functions, responsibilities, and roles. And of course, so much FERPA info. I was able to convince some of the participants to share some reflections on any or all of the following questions: What brought them to the registrar's office? What has surprised them the most about being a registrar? What are they concerned they don't know enough about? And to share an emergent challenge or opportunity their office is facing.    Key Takeaways:There's an in-person and an online version of REG101, and we'll offer the in-person version again at the Annual Meeting in Portland in April 2022;There are many different kinds of institutions in the United States and so there will obviously be many different kinds of registrars, and many different paths taken to become a registrar; The registrar position requires a broad range of knowledge and skills; AACRAO has a bunch of resources to support and assist with professional development for you and your staff.Guests:Angi Long, Registrar, Lawrence Universityangi.long@lawrence.eduBob MorrisDean, Enrollment Management, Joliet Junior Collegeromorris@jjc.eduCalandria Yee-BullockRegistrar, Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technologycalandria.yee-bullock@aviator.eduLori McNealRegistrar, Northern Pennsylvania Regional Collegeregistrar@rrcnpa.orgNicollette MatesicDirector of Registration and Records, Felician Universitymatesicn@felician.eduReferences and Additional Information:AACRAO TrainingCore Competencies:Leadership & ManagementChange ManagementProfessional Proficiencies:Data StewardshipStudent Records Management

Catholic Daily Reflections
Thursday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time - Being Ready, Always

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 5:54


“And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.”  Luke 21:28This passage above concludes a series of teachings by Jesus on the suffering and persecution that will come in this world. But His teachings conclude with this line above, which offers great hope in anticipation of Jesus' return in glory. This passage speaks of the prophetic vision of Daniel (Daniel 7:13–14) that terrified Daniel when he saw it. He witnessed the great persecution to come, as well as the destruction of all evil that will accompany the return of the Son of Man.When you think about both the final coming of Christ as well as your own future death, what comes to mind? If you were informed by an angel that tomorrow would be that day, the day that the Son of Man would return in all His splendor and glory to bring about an end to this world and to issue forth His judgment upon it, how would you react? Would you be terrified? Overjoyed? Hopeful? Confused? Perhaps a little of each of these reactions would be present. Of this time, Jesus said that “nations would be in dismay” and that “People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming into the world.” So what is your reaction to this promised day of our Lord?Those who “die of fright” are clearly those who will experience this day completely unprepared. Meeting the Son of Man, the Son of God, the Savior of the World and the Eternal Judge when you are completely unprepared should be frightful. Imagine, for example, that you were hosting a large dinner party and you got your days mixed up. The day arrived and you weren't expecting anyone until the following week, but the guests started to arrive in great numbers. Imagine your anxiety and embarrassment. Such an experience would be nothing compared to being unprepared for the judgment of Christ when we stand before Him at the time of our death and then at the Final Judgment at the end of the world.The good news is that on that day, for those who are truly prepared through a life of faith and selfless service of God's will, they are told to “stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.” If you do all you can to prepare for that day, then it will be a day in which you anticipate with the utmost hope and excitement. You will indeed be able to stand erect, turn your eyes to the coming Judge of All, and receive the eternal reward that He so deeply desires to bestow. But this will be your experience only if you are truly ready for that day through a life lived in complete imitation of Christ.Reflect, today, upon that final day. Imagine every person ever created standing before the Judgment Seat of Christ. Every sin and every virtue will be made manifest on that day. The minds and hearts of all will be seen in the light as they are revealed to all by God. And those who have lived lives of fidelity will rejoice as they see God's justice and His mercy unite as His judgments are issued forth. If this day is one that frightens you, consider the reasons why. If you do not look forward to this definitive moment in time, then perhaps you need to ponder more deeply those things you need to do so as to be fully prepared. Prepare yourself today. Do not wait. Our Lord could return at any time. Do not be caught off guard.My eternal Judge, You promise to return to earth at a definitive moment in time to bring about the fullness of justice. May I always be prepared for that day through a life lived in union with You and Your holy will. I pray for that day to come quickly, dear Lord, and that all Your children will be ready to meet You when You come. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

Catholic Daily Reflections
Thanksgiving Day, United States - Gratitude for Immeasurable Blessings

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 6:36


“Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” Then he said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.” Luke 17:17–19He was saved by faith through the expression of gratitude! What a wonderful story to ponder today as we celebrate the national holiday of Thanksgiving!Though Thanksgiving Day is not specifically a Church holy day, gratitude is certainly central to our Christian faith, as is illustrated by today's Gospel in which ten lepers were healed by Jesus. And their communal reaction is something of which to take note. Nine of them were healed and went about their business, not returning to the source of their healing to thank Him. But one did. This one leper, who was suddenly no longer a leper, returned to Jesus, glorified Him, fell at His feet and thanked Him. This one leper was a foreigner, a Samaritan, but he manifested a faith that we must all strive to imitate. The faith of this Samaritan was evident by the fact that he knew he needed to not only be grateful for the grace of healing but that he also needed to express it.As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day, we are reminded that of all the things for which we must be grateful, nothing is more important than our gratitude to God for the immeasurable graces He has given us. But as the story goes, it is clearly very easy to overlook the importance of our response to God's blessings. Only ten percent of the lepers responded with such an expression. Therefore, it is helpful today to examine the many reasons we should be thankful and should work to express that gratitude to God.First, God created us out of love. This is no small gift. It is the first gift He has given us and one we often take for granted. God did not need to create us. He did not need to create you. But He did. And the gift of life, the gift of an immortal soul, is something that we must never overlook and always rejoice in.Second, God entered our fallen state through the Incarnation within the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Doing so elevated our fallen human nature to a height never known before. Humanity and divinity were united in the Person of the Incarnate Son of God and Son of Man, and we must be grateful for this unmerited and awe-inspiring gift.Third, we know the rest of the story. God, in the Person of the Incarnate Son, suffered, died and rose again. In so doing, He made it possible for every sin of ours to be wiped away. As we die with Him, we are invited to rise with Him. And as we rise with Him, we are invited to share in His glory in Heaven.Lastly, in each and every life, there are countless graces given to us every day. But as spoiled children, we often overlook these blessings and take them for granted. Examples here do not suffice. It is essential that if you want to have a grateful heart that you learn to see these blessings in your own life. Too often we focus on our struggles and pain. But the blessings are abundant, and the more we turn to our Lord in total surrender, the more the blessings flow.Reflect, today, upon the attitude that you have toward the many blessings God has bestowed upon you. Begin by considering the central blessings of God's creation and His saving acts of love. From there, try to ponder the many small ways that God has been with you, guided you, strengthened you, and blessed you abundantly. If you do not see these clearly, then use this day to consciously listen so that God can reveal them to you. As you see your blessings, respond as this one leper. Turn to Jesus, glorify Him, fall at His feet in prayer and thank Him. Doing so will fill you with the same saving faith granted to this one leper.My most generous Lord, You have bestowed upon me blessings beyond my imagination. I realize that I will never fully understand how good You have been to me and will never be able to express my gratitude adequately enough. Please do fill me with a grateful heart. Help me to see Your action in my life and to respond to You as this one leper. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

You Were Made for This
132: Three Unusual Blessings to Be Thankful For

You Were Made for This

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 16:31


We enrich our lives when we pause to observe and reflect upon our experiences. We'll then more easily notice the blessings to be thankful for. Even blessings that we rarely consider. That's what today's episode is all about. Many of us here in the US will sit down tomorrow for Thanksgiving dinner. It's custom in many homes to go around the table with each person expressing something they've been thankful for in the past year. One year when our kids were very little one of them blurted out “I'm thankful that when I say the number 7 I don't explode.” Giggles would follow. It's hard being thankful in the midst of giggling. A more common response to what are you thankful for invokes family, friends, and good health. Not to minimize these blessings of gratitude, for today, though, I want to consider other blessings we can be thankful for that we rarely consider. Black Friday and commerce A few years ago a missionary serving overseas posted on Facebook her disgust with Black Friday and commercialism of life back in the US. She went on for several paragraphs chastising Americans for our materialism in no uncertain terms. Black Friday appalled her. I'm no fan of materialism, but I'm a big fan of Black Friday. The term “Black Friday” came about to describe businesses that finally get out of the red for the year. It's isn't until shopping picks up after thanksgiving that they finally turn a profit and get into the black, where income (the black)starts to exceed expenses (the red). It's sort of an accounting term. If it weren't for commerce, where would missionary support come from? Black Friday indirectly supports missionaries and the spread of the Gospel. It enables businesses to provide jobs for people that in turn provides income for people to support their families and support local and global ministries, like missions. So I say three cheers for Black Friday! One Sunday several years ago Janet and I went to the church our executive producer Carol and her husband Terry attend. As part of the church service, they prayed for a local business. That it would be successful in serving its customers and providing jobs for people. What a wonderful outreach to the community, I thought. Without Black Friday A single friend of ours living on social security we spoke to just recently would not have a seasonal job to supplement her meager government income Two of our grandsons would not be able to pick up additional hours at their part-time jobs to help pay for their college expenses People would have fewer opportunities to express one of the five love languages Gary Chapman writes about: Gifts. While some people undoubtedly shop for themselves on Black Friday, most shop for Christmas gifts for others. It's about the love. Don't you feel it? Bethany Fellowship in Minneapolis I wonder if the missionary I mentioned who blasted the consumer mentality of Americans knows the story of Bethany Fellowship in Minneapolis. It was founded by five businessmen in 1945 with the vision of sending and fully supporting 100 missionaries. The families of these five businesspeople sold their homes and pooled their resources to acquire a common residence, a large, 30-room home in Minneapolis called “Bethany House.” They did this to reduce unnecessary work and expenses so more time and money would be available for working together to support sending missionaries to the mission field. To fully support these missionaries they started several businesses, the most successful of which were Bethany camping trailers and Bethany House Publishers. Bethany Global University is another of their initiatives. It prepares future missionaries to take the Gospel to the far corners of the world. All of this was started over 70 years ago by five businessmen. It is a great story of using the world of commerce for Kingdom purposes. It's certainly out of the mainstream of what we normally give thanks for on Thanksgiving, but Black Friday and the world of commerce are certainly blessings to be thankful for. Humor In 1993 a great book came out that never really took off with readers. It should have. The Resilient Self: How Survivors of Troubled Families Rise Above Adversity by Steven and Sybil Wolin. It raises, then answers the question, “Why do people who grow up with difficult childhoods often turn out so differently as adults?” Some become dysfunctional adults, while others thrive. In their research, they found that those who later thrive as adults do so because they develop one or more of seven resiliences. One of which is humor. Humor got me through adolescence. I wasn't a class clown; I didn't entertain people with jokes. But I did find comfort in noticing incongruities in life, in puns, and satire. My wife Janet and I went to high school together, and she was the co-editor of our high school newspaper. We weren't dating at the time, but she saw my humor come out in the few classes we were in together. So she asked if I would write a column for the school paper, which I did for two years. “Off the Beaten Path” is what it was called. It was supposed to be funny. And sometimes it was. I loved writing it and found it got my eyes off all the tension and dysfunction going on at home with my parents. Humor is a tricky thing, though. It can connect us with one another, or it can separate us. Humor that comes out as silliness, sarcasm, or making fun of others pushes people away. And even good humor, when used too often, can draw undue attention to self, which bores people and distances us from each other. You need humor in Africa I learned about humor from a missionary's perspective a number of years ago. It was on my first missions trip, which was to Mali in West Africa. Mali is where Timbuktu is located. One of the Missionaries there talked about the importance of language learning. If you don't learn the native language well, he said, you'll miss out on the humor of the culture. You'll miss the puns. You'll miss the jokes, he said. And you won't fit into the culture. When done well, humor is a blessing we can be thankful for. It brings us together when we laugh about shared experiences. A while back we were leaving church and while walking past cars in the parking lot saw a friend in her car who rolled down the window and began chatting with us. She started by saying, “Did you hear the news this morning? The CEO of Ikea was just elected president of Sweden? “Really? No, I hadn't heard that,” I said. “Yes, and he's assembling his cabinet now.” She responded. If I were to explain why that joke is funny it would take away from the humor. But in the days afterward, I re-told it to friends and family, and we shared a good laugh each time. It connected us. So when I think about that particular Thanksgiving many years ago when our young son blurted out “I'm thankful that when I say the number 7 I don't explode,” it reminds me of how parents can bless their children by helping to nurture in them a sense of humor. So humor is the second blessing I'm thankful for. Here's the third one. Gracious and thankful people Two months ago in September 2021, the Art Institute of Chicago fired all 82 of its docents because they were not diverse enough in the eyes of the museum's leadership. They were mostly older white women who volunteered their time to give guided tours of the Institute's extensive art collection. They averaged 15 years of experience. This prompted a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal by Lauren Arnold of Mountain View, CA. I'll read part of her October 20th letter. She writes: “The foolish and shortsighted firings of volunteer docents at the Art Institute of Chicago will destroy decades of enlightened outreach to the public-school children of this major city [i.e., Chicago]. I know this because I owe my entire career as an art historian to the docents of the Art Institute of Chicago. “My parents never took us to art museums - ‘those are for rich people' - so my first introduction to Chicago's art treasures was on a 7th-grade public-school field trip, when our rowdy busload of racially diverse, working-class kids was met by a brave young docent who took us through the institute's awe-inspiring galleries. I've never forgotten that day. It was akin to Harry Potter's first visit to Hogwarts. We floated up the marble staircases gazing at the enormous paintings of Greek myths, and walked through galleries of Impressionist works beyond compare. When it looks like no one listened “Our docent told us: ‘You live in Chicago, so this is your art. This building and everything in it belongs to you. Like your library, you can come here anytime you want. All of this beauty belongs to you.' At the end of our tour, she got us on our bus to the South Side and waved us a rueful goodbye. Her face showed that she already knew that not a single one of us had listened to her, that none of these kids cared. “But she was wrong: My 12-year-old self was listening and her words set me on a path that shaped my professional life. I credit the docent program of the Art Institute of Chicago, with its highly educated women volunteers, for providing this invaluable outreach to city kids, who never would have known it without them. “…that day this volunteer was an intellectual wizard, pointing me toward a life beyond my childhood schooling in Chicago's slums. She took us into one aspect of our civilizational past and made us heirs of the beauty of humanist culture.” What a beautiful piece of writing that comes from the heart to express the writer's deep gratitude for the passion a docent imparted to her 12-year-old self. So what does all this mean for YOU? I wonder what are the unusual blessings you can be thankful for? What are the unremarkable things in your life, that if you reflect upon, will evoke gratitude? I wonder how you might use humor to help you connect with people, and perhaps ease tension in a relationship. And then there are the grateful people we are sometimes blessed to have in our life. People we just like to be around because they so appreciate the little and simple things of life. Maybe we could try to follow their example so that others are drawn to us as we become a blessing they can be thankful for. If we ask Him, I bet God would show us how to do this. Here's the main point I hope you remember from today's episode We enrich our lives when we take time to observe and reflect upon our experiences. When we do so we'll more easily notice the blessings to be thankful for. I'd love to hear any thoughts you have about today's episode. Just send them to me in an email to john [at] caringforothers [dot] org. Or you can share your thoughts in the “Leave a Comment” box at the bottom of the show notes. Closing I hope your thinking was stimulated by today's show, to both reflect and to act by considering the blessings in your life to be thankful for. In doing so you will find the joy God intends for you through your relationships. Because after all, You Were Made for This. One thing you could do to help us out is to leave a review and a rating wherever you listen to this podcast. It helps others to find us on the Internet. Well, that's all for today. Happy Thanksgiving to all our American listeners. See you next week at the very beginning of December. Goodbye for now. A related episode you may want to listen to 004: The Gift of Even Though You Were Made for This is sponsored by Caring for Others, a missionary care ministry. We depend upon the generosity of donors to pay our bills.  If you'd like to support what we do with a secure tax-deductible donation, please click here. We'd be so grateful if you did.

The Elementary Music Teacher Podcast: Music Education
178- How to Be Thankful Even When it's Hard

The Elementary Music Teacher Podcast: Music Education

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 20:25


Teaching right now is hard. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Although things are going back to "normal", they're not quite there yet. So what do we do? How can you move forward? In this episode, I'm going to talk to you about reframing the way you view thankfulness and gratitude. It's not going to be sunshine, unicorns, and rainbows all the time. We're all very well aware of this. But, in this episode, you'll get some example phrases to show you how to reframe the negative into a positive and then I want you to think about your own life and how you apply these tips and strategies into it. Sign up for the "Reflect and Renew" challenge right here. Find out more about and sign up for the HARMONY membership here. Head to my website to grab your free music teaching resource. I'd love for you to leave a rating and a review of the podcast on I-tunes, be sure to share the podcast with any music teacher friends who would find it helpful and be sure to tag me on Instagram or Facebook.

Politically Speaking
School board members reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic

Politically Speaking

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 40:36


On the latest episode of Politically Speaking, STLPR's Jason Rosenbaum and Kate Grumke interview three school board members about how they made big decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guests include Maplewood-Richmond Heights Board member Katie Kaufmann, Parkway School Board member Kristy Davis and Jennings School Board member Miranda Jones.

WAMU: Local News
‘I'm Still Here': Locals Reflect On Nearly Two Years Of COVID

WAMU: Local News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 5:42


We've been following a group of local residents since the the beginning of the pandemic. Here are their stories, in short videos.

Catholic Daily Reflections
Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time - Responding with Grace

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 5:45


“Remember, you are not to prepare your defense beforehand, for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute.” Luke 21:14–15This line is embedded in today's Gospel in which Jesus makes it clear that His followers will be persecuted. Many of them will be seized, sent to prison, hated and even be put to death. For some, this will even happen at the hands of their own family. But Jesus tells them this to prepare them and to let them know that these persecutions will enable them to give testimony to Jesus. The Gospel passage above explains how they are to do this.First of all, giving “testimony” especially means they are to be a witness to Christ. And one of the best ways such a witness is fulfilled is through the various forms of martyrdom. To be a martyr is to be a witness. And those who suffer persecution for the sake of Christ, and then respond to that persecution in accord with the wisdom and inspiration of Jesus, are true martyrs. It's helpful to note that if one is persecuted and responds with anger or returns the violence in accord with their own irrational will, then they are no martyr. They simply become what they have received. They become angry and bitter people. Being a martyr requires both unjust treatment and a response to that mistreatment in accord with God's will. For that reason, though persecution is never initiated by God, it does offer the Christian an opportunity to deeply conform themself to Christ by responding as He dictates.Jesus says that responding to persecution requires that we not prepare a defense beforehand. In part, this is because there is great temptation one experiences when persecuted by another. It is very understandable that when a person experiences persecution in any way, they will encounter anger and be tempted to fight back in a way that is uncharitable and only furthers the disorder. Responding to persecution in accord with the will of God requires great attentiveness to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, great humility, and unwavering charity directed at the one doing the persecution. Therefore, Jesus makes the promise that He will be with you in such situations and will give you “a wisdom in speaking that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute.” What a grace! But this grace is only available to those who rely completely upon Christ, and not upon their own disordered passions and emotions.Reflect, today, upon this promise from Jesus. Some will encounter little persecution in their lives at various times. But others will encounter severe persecution in various ways, even from their family. Reflect upon any ways that you have experienced the unjust treatment of another and then reflect upon your response. Were you able to immediately forgive? Were you able to set aside your anger, wounded pride and desire for revenge? Were you able to keep your eyes on Christ and rejoice that you have been found worthy to share in the ridicule, persecutions and sufferings that Jesus endured? Pray that you will always be open to the grace of this promise of Jesus so that you will always respond to everyone in accord with the wisdom of God.My persecuted Lord, though You were perfect in every way, You endured much cruelty in Your earthly life. The injustice You endured is beyond our comprehension. But Your response to such persecution was perfect. You were able to transform all ill-treatment into grace and mercy, offered especially for those who mistreated You. Give me the grace I need to imitate Your perfect response and to always rely upon Your wisdom and guidance alone. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

The enCourage Women's Podcast
One Comfort: Belonging to Jesus--The Gift of Belonging to One Another, with Kelli Ross

The enCourage Women's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 20:15


Join host Karen Hodge and gospel friend Kelli Ross as they reflect on how belonging to Jesus brings comfort as we have faced both life and death in the past year. We have provided a free Reflect and Respond Journal to process your thoughts and plans at:  https://encourage.pcacdm.org/one-comfort/

CUP OF JOY THE PODCAST
77: 2021, REFLECT AND RECONNECT WITH HEIDI BEE

CUP OF JOY THE PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 40:54


Hello friends! I am back! It has been a couple of months and I am thrilled to be on the mic recording some new episodes for you. So much to reflect and catch you up on. It has been such an unbelievable year. I also want to chat about what you can expect to hear on future episodes. Tune in today to hear more on where I have been and what I have been up to. All my growth experiences, in person retreats, manifesting, visualizations, and how I am becoming the best and most aligned version of myself, and how you can do the same. I'm talking how you can start to shed, open, align, rise (SOAR) and how to take action, and shift and change through life. From the vibration to the creation, celebration, and how you can become rooted in soulful energy (RISE) to enhancing your gratitude practice. I also share my full vision boarding process and why it is a great time to reflect on your 2021 board and what you will need for the new one you will create for 2022. I am even giving you some homework. We are going to set some serious items in motion today. Cannot wait for you to hear today's show and the details on my new Thrive 55 Challenge. Did you love this episode? Let me know by leaving me some buzz over on Apple Podcasts or Audible. While you're there, be sure to rate, review, and subscribe so you don't miss a thing! CONNECT WITH HEIDI THRIVE 55 CHALLENGE: https://linktr.ee/joyfullybee 2021 Reflect & Connect Worksheet: https://joyfullybee.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joyfullybee/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Heidibeesfitness Show Notes: https://cupofjoythepodcast.blubrry.net/listen/ Website:  https://joyfullybee.com/ Cup of Joy Store: https://cupofjoythepodcast.blubrry.net/shop/ YouTube: The Joy Channel

Catholic Daily Reflections
Tuesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time - Remain At Peace in All Things

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 4:50


While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus said, “All that you see here—the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.” Luke 21:5–6In a literal way, this prophecy of our Lord came true. In 70 A.D., the Temple upon which they were commenting was destroyed. After prophesying this, Jesus then goes on to warn the disciples that there will be many confusions that will come. There will be false prophets, wars and insurrections, powerful earthquakes, famines, plagues, “and awesome sights and mighty signs will come from the sky.” Why does Jesus prophesy all of these things?The answer was simple. He was not trying to scare them. He was not simply trying to satisfy their curiosity. Instead, He was warning them and preparing us all so that we do not become misled or terrified when they come. He says, “See that you not be deceived” and “do not be terrified.”As the old saying goes, “Life is not a bowl of cherries.” While we live in this fallen world, chaos, confusion, deception, abuse, scandal, conflict and the like will be all around us. And when we do come face-to-face with any such difficulty, there is a temptation to fear, anger and despair. Be it family conflicts, civil unrest or even divisions within the Church itself, God wants us to remain at peace and to trust Him always.Take Jesus' own life as an example. He was arrested, falsely accused, sentenced to death and crucified. And through it all, He remained at peace, knowing that His suffering would become the very source of new life. God can use all things for good for those who love and serve Him.Reflect, today, upon the undeniable fact that your life will involve difficulty. Sometimes that difficulty is self-imposed as a result of your sin, and sometimes it is unjustly imposed on account of the sin of another. Truth be told, we should only be concerned about our own sin. If other challenges come your way that are out of your control, then use those challenges as opportunities to trust. Entrust all things to God, every suffering, every persecution, every tragedy, every struggle, everything. If God the Father could bring about the greatest good ever known through the brutal murder of His own divine Son, then He can certainly do the same with all that you offer to Him in trust. Trust at all times and in all circumstances, and our all-powerful Lord will bring good from everything.My most powerful Lord, You warned us of the many hardships that would come our way before Your glorious return. You did so to help prepare us and to strengthen us in those moments of testing. Please give me the grace I need to always trust in You and to surrender over to You every cross I carry. I do believe, dear Lord, that You can bring good from everything, even those things that are most difficult in life. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy
Reflection 327- The Hidden Presence of God

Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 2:12


God is hiding. But why? He hides under the veil of secrecy and silence so that we will diligently seek Him. He does not choose to compete with the distractions of the world since He wants you to choose Him as your one desire. Desire to seek Him, hidden in your heart, hidden in the holy Sacraments, hidden in the silence and hidden in the people whom you encounter throughout your day. The Lord is there, waiting for you to discover His Heart filled with unfathomable Mercy. Seek Him with all your might (See Diary #1591).Ponder the hidden presence of God today. Be aware of the fact that the presence of God is all around you, constantly calling to you and inviting you into His Heart. If you allow yourself to become disinterested or distracted by the world, you will never discover how close He is. Reflect upon His hidden presence and do not hesitate to seek Him today.Lord, I love You but at times I fail to live that love fully. I become so very distracted by things that mean little in the end. Help me to regain my focus and to seek You with all my Heart. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: www.divinemercy.lifeCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

On The Make
[106] Reflect on your year

On The Make

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 24:12


This week's episode will get you reflecting on your year, and looking ahead to 2022.    I'm also going to be holding the space and quiet time you need to get journaling, and reflect on your year in my free workshop (30th December at 1pm, on Zoom). In the session you will... Gently reflect on your 2021 Uncover learnings & changes for 2022 Make a loose plan for the year ahead Sign up to my free workshop (you'll also get my end of year reflections email when you sign up)

Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy
Reflection 326- Waiting on the Lord

Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 3:22


One common struggle many people have is that of impatience. We tend to want what we want when we want it. In our fast-paced society we are used to instant everything. A full meal can be reheated within minutes, text messages can be sent worldwide in seconds, news travels the moment it happens, and for many people almost anything they could ever want or need is generally only a short drive from their homes at the nearest superstore. All of this fosters a tendency to want what we want when we want it. But the Lord does not work this way. He has His own timing which is always in accord with His perfect wisdom. Very often we can experience a temptation to do what we think is in the best interest of the truth and to do it now. But sometimes God chooses to wait before He acts. When He acts, His ways become clear and convincing and His wisdom is unmistakable (See Diary #1587).Reflect upon your desire to do great things for God or to speak the truth in one situation or another. Is your impulse from the Lord or is it your own impatience prompting you? This is an important question to reflect upon because God's Truth can only come forth at His command, in His time. If we try to push the Hand of God we will be doing so on our own. Yes, God will use even our misguided or impatient works for His glory, but our plans done in our way will never accomplish the glorious works of God as He can only accomplish them. Reflect upon your patience with the Will of God and make an act of surrender this day. Your trust and surrender will open the doors of Mercy in accord with the perfect Will of God.Lord, I surrender to You and Your perfect Will. Give me patience so that I may set aside my own ideas and plans, submitting only to You. May I learn to wait on You, dear Lord, and act only as You command. I love You, my God. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: www.divinemercy.lifeCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

Catholic Daily Reflections
Monday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time - A Total Offering to God

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 5:25


“I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest; for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.”  Luke 21:1–4We must all see ourselves as this poor widow by offering our “whole livelihood” to Christ. Everything we have is a gift from God, and it must be offered back to God, sacrificially, as our gift to Him. The material offering made by this poor widow was two small coins worth very little. The truth is that even if you were the richest person in the world and donated all that you had to God, it would greatly pale in comparison to the gift given to us by our Lord. We are all poor in the big picture of God's grace and His Kingdom. The most any one of us can offer is symbolized by these two small coins.As you look at your own life, how willing are you to give everything you have to our Lord for His glory and service? The only appropriate “offering” we are called to give to our Lord is the “sacrifice” of our entire life. This spiritual truth is something very difficult for those who are very wealthy in the things of this world. Material wealth offers an easy way to live in comfort. Money can provide every modern convenience, entertainment, fun, worldly security and much of what this world has to offer. But money cannot buy fulfillment. It cannot satisfy us in the truest sense. This is why many people who live very luxurious lives are not truly happy.Happiness is found in sacrifice. Specifically, it is found in sacrificial love by which we dedicate everything we are and all that we have to the sole purpose of the glory of God and the furtherment of His Kingdom. Sadly, when one is rich in the things of this world, it is easy to think that offering a portion of their wealth, such as a tithe, means that they can keep and use the rest any way they want. But that's not true. Giving of ourselves completely to God and to His service does not necessarily mean that we donate all of our money to the Church. But it does mean that we offer everything to God. For many, when this complete offering is done every day, God will lead them to use their material resources for the raising of their family, to take care of their basic needs, and, at times, to even enjoy various comforts in life. But the real question is whether or not you truly live as though all you have and all you are is God's and is to be used for His glory and the furtherment of His will.Reflect, today, upon this poor widow. She was greatly blessed to have very little. This made it easier for her to remain detached from money and other forms of material wealth. And in that detachment, she gave all to God. She entrusted all to Him, and Jesus noticed and praised her. Reflect upon our Lord's reaction to you and to the offering of your life to Him. If you are holding back from our Lord, then use the witness of this poor widow to inspire you to daily dedicate everything to the service of God in accord with His holy will.My wealthy Lord, Your riches are all that matter in life. You bestow the riches of eternal salvation and countless other graces upon those who have given all to You. I do give my life to You, dear Lord. I give all that I have and all that I am. Please receive the offering of my life and use me in accord with Your holy will. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

Voice From Heaven
Lesson of the Day 325 - All things I think I see reflect ideas with_Devavan

Voice From Heaven

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 54:16


All things I think I see reflect ideas. This is salvation's keynote: What I see reflects a process in my mind, which starts with my idea of what I want. From there, the mind makes up an image of the thing the mind desires, judges valuable, and therefore seeks to find. These images are then projected outward, looked upon, esteemed as real and guarded as one's own. From insane wishes comes an insane world. From judgment comes a world condemned. And from forgiving thoughts a gentle world comes forth, with mercy for the holy Son of God, to offer him a kindly home where he can rest a while before he journeys on, and help his brothers walk ahead with him, and find the way to Heaven and to God. Our Father, Your ideas reflect the truth, and mine apart from Yours but make up dreams. Let me behold what only Yours reflect, for Yours and Yours alone establish truth.- Jesus Christ in A Course in MIracles, Lesson 325

Podcast Talent Coach
DIY Podcast Review – Episode 362

Podcast Talent Coach

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 27:05


Do you fear sounding like a beginner? Do you have a desire to have stronger content? Review your show. On this episode, I want to help you learn to review and critique your own podcast in order to make your content stronger. WHY WE REVIEW Reviewing your content on a regular basis is critical to your improvement. Learning how to critique yourself will help you sound more prepared, more organized and more like a true, professional broadcaster. When I was beginning my broadcasting career, I feared people would see me as someone simply trying to play the part of a professional. I didn't have any idea what I was doing, let alone how to get better. I wanted to have more credibility. How could I get there? Over the past 30 years, I learned to review and critique my own show. I worked with a variety of coaches, consultants, articles, conferences and mentors. They all taught me a little something. MY START My broadcasting career began while I was in college studying for my architecture degree. What started as something fun to make college money suddenly turned into a career. Here I was, a college kid studying architecture, trying to pretend I was a professional broadcaster. I had no idea what I was doing. It was all trial and error. Now, 30 years later, I am trying to help podcasters avoid the growing pains I suffered. I was learning by diving head first into the deep end and quickly figuring out how to swim. Over the years, the mistakes I made were plenty. In radio, on-air talent learn to be better through a process called the aircheck session. These are some of the most painful meetings you could have … if the coach doesn't have a teacher's heart. My aircheck sessions were typically run by my Program Director of the radio station. For a typical session, I would bring a recording of my show. We would listen to the show together. Then, my Program Director would tell me everything I'm doing wrong. How would you like to sit in a weekly meeting where your boss tells you everything you're doing wrong? This is also where I learned how to be an effective coach by learning what NOT to do. Over the next week, I would try to improve. We would go through the entire process again the following week. SOAR WITH YOUR STRENGTHS Once I was able to find a Program Director who had my interests and growth at heart, we began working on my strengths. We would find the areas that were strong and try to do more of that. This became a much more enjoyable process. Over the years, I learned to recognize those strengths in myself. My show continuously got stronger. I was then able to critique myself on a regular basis. By sharing my scars and battle wounds, along with the processes, tips and skills I have learned over the years, I can help you fast track the road to great podcasting. Over the past 3o years, I have been coaching radio talent with their shows. I have helped many radio shows reach the top of the ratings. My show has also been at the top for years. This success is built on a quality review and critique of each show. When you learn to recognize the powerful parts of your episode, they will naturally become part of your content over time. I have developed a Show Review Worksheet to help you review your show. You can download the worksheet for free on my website at www.PodcastTalentCoach.com/reviewworksheet. Here are the questions included on the Podcast Talent Coach Show Review Worksheet. These questions will help you review and refine your show. QUESTIONS - GOALS What did you hope to accomplish on this show? Did you succeed? Part of your show prep should have included a goal and focus for the episode. Did you accomplish that goal? To create more engagement with your listeners, your show needs to take the next step. Where do you take your content from here? How do you continue the conversation? Did you succeed? How did you make the audience care? Engagement is created when you stir emotion. “Why” is much more powerful than "how". How did you make them care during this episode? OH WOW Where were the "oh wow" moments? You do not need to make your entire show amazing. You simply need a few memorable spots. Create a couple moments to make your listener say "oh wow". This is how you get your listeners to share your content. Find the "oh wow" moments in your episode. Where were the surprises? Surprise and delight. That will keep listeners returning week after week. Surprise will bring a smile to your listener's face. This is where your information becomes entertainment. Where were your surprises? What were the powerful words you used? Words are powerful when you make the right choice. Selecting smart words help draw pictures in the mind of your listener. Thick and lush evoke two different emotions. Sad and devastated spark two different visions. Find the words in your episode that jump out of the speakers. THE GOOD STUFF What did you like about the show? When you are interested, you are interesting. What parts impressed you? What was memorable about the show? Find the one thing that people will remember. Your listener will not remember the entire show. What is your one thing? What worked? Did you try something new in this episode? Did it work? Push yourself to create new content in every episode. Then evaluate that content to see if it was a success. What could have been better? This is the other end of the previous questions. Where can you improve? WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME How did you position the story from the listener's point of view? We often talk about "what's in it for me". Did you position your content from your listener's point of view? How did you include the listener, making them part of the story? Great marketing is more like a mirror. Reflect the life of your listener. Make them forget they are listening to a podcast by putting them in the story. Where did you include your listener? THE TOPIC At what points did you introduce and reset the show/topic? Resetting the show topic is important to maintain the flow of the show. If the theme of the show is improvement, and you have a few different topics that support that theme, reset before each topic. Help support the overall concept by reintroducing the theme that ties it all together. Where was that apparent in the show? How did it appear you were prepared for every element? Keep your notes close as you record your content. Did you sound prepared with every piece of information you presented? RELATIONSHIPS What did you reveal about yourself to help foster the relationship with the audience? We talk about doing business with those we know, like and trust. Where did you reveal things to allow your listeners to begin to know you? What stories did you tell? Stories are the best way to allow listeners to get to know you. When you tell stories, you reveal your thoughts, beliefs and values. Find the stories in your episode. Learn to recognize when stories can be included. What details did you use that were spectacular and visual? Details help stories come to life. Specifics make the story more believable. This is similar to powerful language. Where did you use vivid details? Where did you use active language? (walking instead of walked, eating, not ate) Listeners can see active language. You can see "walking". It is difficult to see "walked". If you want your content to come to life in the theater of the mind, use active language. Find some in your episode. MAKE IT BETTER What crutches do you use that need to be removed? Crutches are words you use too often to fill time. These are typically phrases you use when you cannot think of anything else to say. Where do you hear crutches in your episode? What is your plan to make tomorrow better? Find three things in the 19 questions that you can work on this week. NEXT WEEK Next week, you will learn how to develop a goal for your episode. This will help you create a strong call-to-action and get your listener to engage. Be here for that. If you don't have a mentor who can take your hand and walk you every step of the way, go to www.PodcastTalentCoach.com/apply, click the button and apply to have a chat with me. We will develop your plan and see how I can help and support you to achieve your podcast goals.

The Power of Healing Your Energy
Full Moon in Taurus Lunar Eclipse

The Power of Healing Your Energy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 72:39


There is so much cosmic energy swirling around us. If you are highly sensitive you feel the shifts. We have a Full Moon in Taurus with a Partial Eclipse. Eclipse's amplify everything, mega endings and completions. This can be a an emotional, sensitive and intuitive time. A beautiful time to let go of things that do not serve you and create boundaries. Utilize creativity and imagination at this time. Reflect on your feelings, journal, meditate, let it bubble to the surface to be healed. This is not a time to suppress, repress or conceal. The moon illuminates parts of our shadows that need to be exposed. Focus on yourself, your relationships, shine your light and let go! Join us for a Beautiful cleansing full moon ritual meditation, cleansing and releasing! As well as a few oracle crystal reading, mediumship, channeling and reiki share. Help pay it forward, to maintain free counseling, healings and teachings. videos. We welcome all donations here https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/chris... ++++ MY new book is out - Intuition Saved My Life: An Empaths Journey to Unconditional Love, Forgiveness and Healing. Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09JMGKJMN/... *** SIGN up for FREE on StreamYard, here's my referral link https://streamyard.com?pal=5146271637... Book a 1 on 1 session here https://christine.gold/ 24K Healing "Healing begins where the ego ends" https://www.facebook.com/groups/52588... https://www.facebook.com/24KHealing/ Sign up for the monthly newsletter & Chakra eBook HERE - https://mailchi.mp/23472c4ff38b/24khe... * Unleash Your Magic Intuitive Mentorship (all about intuition, mediumship development, intuitive coaching, energy awareness/healing and more) SIGN UP here https://www.24khealing.com/unleash-yo... Starts January 2022! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/24k-healing/message

Catholic Daily Reflections
The Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year B - May Thy Kingdom Come!

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 6:52


Jesus answered, “My kingdom does not belong to this world. If my kingdom did belong to this world, my attendants would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not here.” John 18:36Today, on the final Sunday of our Church year, we celebrate the glorious Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Next Sunday begins Advent. On this day we profess the profound truth that our Lord is King! He is the King of all things. He is King of the Universe. And He is King of Heaven and all spiritual realities. However, in the Gospel passage quoted above, Jesus responds to Pilate who was questioning Him about whether or not He was the King of the Jews. Jesus is clear that He is a King, but that His Kingdom does not belong to this world. So where is His Kingdom?We can look at Jesus' statement from two points of view. First of all, if Jesus would have claimed that He were an earthly king, one with civil authority, then Pilate would have judged Him to be guilty of trying to overthrow the Roman authority. This would be unlawful and would be punishable by death. In that case, Jesus could have been found legally guilty of violating civil law.But Jesus was purely innocent. He was morally perfect in every way, and that included His obedience to all legitimate civil law. But Jesus was a King. He was The King of all Kings! Therefore, so as to exercise His Kingship, He declared that His Kingdom was not of this world. In other words, it was not a Kingdom that was in competition with the Roman authorities or any other civil authority. To that, Pilate did not know how to respond.Today and always, God desires that His glorious Kingdom reign in every way. God begins by reigning in our souls. He invites us to invite Him to enter in and take control of our lives. He desires to be the ruler of every passion, desire, thought and action that is ours. When this happens, His Kingdom is firmly established within us.It also needs to be pointed out that Jesus wants His Kingdom to grow. First, it must grow in the minds and wills of all people. But from there, He wants every person to then work to conform every part of our society to the governance of Him as King. This means that as the hearts of civil leaders are converted, they will be called to enact laws that fully support and build up God's Kingdom on earth. It means that business leaders, as they convert, are called to govern their businesses in accord with the will of God so that their businesses contribute to the establishment of God's Kingdom here and now. It means that as the leaders of our schools, sports programs, social programs and the like all invite Jesus to reign in their hearts as King, The King of the Universe will then guide them to conform all of their endeavors to His will and to the continued upbuilding of His Kingdom.The first duty of the Christian, in regard to the governance of every aspect of society, is not to impose God's law from without, as a ruthless authoritarian would. Rather, it is to convert minds and hearts so that God's governance comes forth from within. As God's Kingdom is established in the lives of His people, all objectively grave evils embedded within our earthly laws must be overturned. For example, the legalization of abortion stands out as perhaps the greatest of moral evils, since it involves the taking of a completely innocent life. This and countless other immoral earthly laws must be replaced by the laws of God as hearts and minds are converted to His Truth.Reflect, today, upon your duty to help bring forth the Kingdom of God here and now. Start by seeing your duty to allow God's Kingdom to grow within you and your family. From there, be open to the many ways that God wants to use you to help others do the same. As you do, do not be afraid to work toward the external establishment of God's Kingdom in all that you do and in all that falls within your responsibility. Jesus is King, and He desires to reign everywhere. Cooperate with Him, and His Kingdom will indeed come.My glorious King, I choose You as King of my life, and I dedicate to You all my actions and endeavors. Please use me to further Your Kingdom. I pray for wisdom, prudence and courage as I am sent forth by You to help bring forth Your merciful and just reign in the lives of all people and within the entire Universe that You created. May Your Kingdom come and Your will be done! Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

Dhammatalks.org Evening Talks
Commit & Reflect

Dhammatalks.org Evening Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 11:50


A talk by Thanissaro Bhikkhu entitled "Commit & Reflect"

Berkeley Talks
Scholars reflect on new book, 'Atmospheres of Violence'

Berkeley Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 93:58


A panel of artists, organizers and academics discuss UC Berkeley professor Eric Stanley's 2021 book that interrogates why, in a time when we're told LGBT rights are advancing in the U.S., anti-trans violence continues to rise.Panelists include:Angela Y. Davis, professor emerita, UC Santa CruzDean Spade, professor, Seattle University School of LawEric A. Stanley, associate professor, UC BerkeleyJules Gill-Peterson, associate professor, Johns Hopkins UniversityLaVelle Ridley, Ph.D. candidate, University of MichiganModerated by Courtney Desiree Morris, artist and assistant professor, UC BerkeleyThis Nov. 2, 2021 talk was co-sponsored by Berkeley's Othering & Belonging Institute, the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, the Center for Research on Social Change, the Center for Race and Gender and the American Cultures Center.Listen to the episode and read a transcript on Berkeley News. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Catholic Daily Reflections
Saturday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time - Preparing for Eternity

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 6:45


“That the dead will rise even Moses made known in the passage about the bush, when he called  ‘Lord' the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” Luke 20:37–38Jesus gives this response to some of the Sadducees who question Him about the resurrection of the dead. The Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection of the body, whereas the Pharisees did. Thus, the Sadducees asked Jesus about the resurrection of the body using an almost unheard of example. They refer to the levirate law found in Deuteronomy 25:5ff which states that if a married man dies before having children, the brother of that man must marry his wife and provide descendants for his brother. Thus, the Sadducees present the scenario where seven brothers die, each one subsequently taking the same wife. The question they posed was, “Now at the resurrection whose wife will that woman be? For all seven had been married to her.” Jesus answers by explaining that marriage is for this life, not the life to come at the resurrection. Therefore, none of the brothers will be married to her when they rise.Some spouses have a hard time with this teaching, in that they love their spouse and desire to remain married in Heaven and at the time of the final resurrection. For those who feel this way, rest assured that the bonds of love we form on earth will remain and even be strengthened in Heaven. And when the end of the world comes and all of our bodies rise and are reunited with our souls, those bonds of love will remain stronger than ever. However, marriage, in the earthly sense, will be no more. It will be replaced by the pure love of the new life to come.This teaching gives us reason to ponder further the beautiful teaching of our Lord about His return in glory and, as we say in the Creed, “the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.” We profess this belief every Sunday at Mass. But for many, it can be hard to understand. So what do we actually believe? Simply put, we believe that when we die, our body is “laid to rest,” but our soul enters a moment of particular judgment. Those who remain in mortal sin are eternally separated from God. But those who die in a state of grace will eternally live with God. Most people who die will most likely die with some lasting venial sins on their soul. Thus, Purgatory is the grace of final purification that the person's soul encounters upon death. Purgatory is simply the purifying love of God which has the effect of eliminating every last sin and imperfection, and every attachment to sin, so that the purified soul can see God face-to-face in Heaven. But it doesn't stop there. We also believe that at some definitive time in world history, Jesus will return to earth and transform it. This is His Final Judgment. At that time, every body will rise, and we will live eternally as we were intended to live: body and soul united as one. Those souls who are in mortal sin will also be reunited with their bodies, but their body and soul will live separated from God forever. Thankfully, those who are in a state of grace and have endured their final purification will be resurrected and share in the new Heavens and new Earth forever, body and soul as God intended.Reflect, today, upon this glorious teaching of our Lord that you profess faith in every time you pray the Creed. Keeping your eyes on Heaven and, especially, on the final and glorious resurrected state in which you will live in the new Heaven and Earth must become your daily practice. The more we live with this holy expectation, the more we will live here and now as a time of preparation for this final existence. Build treasure now in anticipation of this glorious day and believe that it is the eternity to which you are called.My resurrected Lord, You now reign in Heaven, body and soul, in anticipation of the final and glorious resurrection of all the dead. May I always keep my eyes on this final goal of human life and do all that I can to prepare for this eternity of glory and love. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

Radically Loved with Rosie Acosta
Episode 402. Navigating Life on a Wing and a Prayer: Having a Spiritual Practice with Kushal M. Choksi

Radically Loved with Rosie Acosta

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 29:14


Navigating Life on a Wing and a Prayer: Having a Spiritual Practice with Kushal M. Choksi Life is not a race. We've heard it countless times before. But with how our society is right now, it's not easy to unsee it as such. Many people are deep into the hustle culture. We're wired to grind, grind, grind without stopping. But if we pause and look at the greater scheme of things, is it really all worth it? Is running a rat race all there is to life? No—and it doesn't have to take a momentous event for us to wake up and start truly living our lives. In this episode, Kushal M. Choksi joins us to talk about his life-changing spiritual practice  and meditation journey. He writes about this story in his book On A Wing And A Prayer. Kushal lets us in on the deeper meaning behind the book and its title. He also shares his definition of spirituality and how everyone can acquire this state of being. Kushal says that we are never too busy to meditate. It's a matter of little time commitment and finding your modality. Tune in to this episode to learn how to achieve a naturally still state of mind with a spiritual practice!     This episode is brought to you by... Tonal: www.tonal.comTry tonal for 30 days risk free! Get $100 OFF all smart accessories with promo code: ROSIE   Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Reflect on the rat race we call life. Discover how having a spiritual practice can help you navigate life better. Find out two things that will help you get unstuck. Resources Connect with Kushal: Website | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram On a Wing and a Prayer: Spirituality for the reluctant, the curious and the seeker by Kushal Choksi Check out Rosie's YouTube channel for more episodes of Radically Loved. Stay updated on Rosie's upcoming book launch and 2022 international retreats by subscribing to the newsletter! Create a daily meditation ritual in just seven days! Download BUILD YOUR DAILY MEDITATION RITUAL and other freebies on the Radically Loved website! FREE Action Guide! Apply the lessons you learn from this episode as you listen! Sign up at com, and I'll send it right away! Episode Highlights What Led Kushal to Write a Book It took Kushal almost 20 years to tell On a Wing and a Prayer's story. Prior to 9/11, Kushal was deep into the rat race of wanting to live the American dream. He worked in Wall Street and had a type-A personality. His miraculous 9/11 escape woke him up. At that moment, he began questioning the status quo. Kushal stumbled upon the journey of breathwork and meditation, which changed his life. He believes it's worthwhile to share what he has experienced with the world. Going through the Motions of Life Going through the motions of our careers is a strange self-fulfilling prophecy. The more you succeed, the faster the currents drag you along. You'll wake up one day, and 20 or 30 years of your life have gone past. As humans, it is supposedly in our nature to evolve. Yet, it often takes a momentous event for us to drop the monotonous, mundane rat race and aspire for something bigger. On a Wing and a Prayer The book title's double meaning roots from Kushal's interest in aviation. WWII pilot Hugh Ashcraft Jr. came back from the enemy war-front while operating a damaged plane. He radioed the tower: "I'm coming into land on a wing and a prayer." Kushal thought that Hugh Ashcraft Jr.'s experience was analogous to his story. Being a First-Time Author The feedback on his book has been very encouraging. He wanted to put himself out there with no filters and tinted glasses. Kushal calls it “open kimono” writing. He had no process in writing the book; the book wrote itself. Digging through the memories of 9/11 was the most challenging part of writing. Kushal also had difficulty with the chronology of events. Overall, he enjoyed the book writing process. Kushal's Definition of Spirituality To Kushal, being spiritual is being natural in any circumstances. A spiritual practice, in essence, is about being in touch with yourself. Life becomes so natural and in a flow state when you're in touch with yourself effortlessly. The Impact of the Pandemic The pandemic evoked very similar emotions from that of Kushal's 9/11 experience. It was the same familiar walls narrowing in. But his response to it was very different from the first time around. It was much more effortless and seamless to go through without bogging him down completely. Having a Spiritual Practice The pursuit of joy, desires, and ambitions is not mutually exclusive to meditation and spiritual practice. Kushal previously had a wrong notion that meditation was anti-progress. He thought he had to give up everything to meditate. Even taking 20 minutes out of the day for your spiritual practice can make everything much more vibrant. What He Wants Readers to Feel After Reading the Book Kushal wants readers to feel that if he can do it, anyone can. Getting into a still state of mind is not something that requires years of practice. We all have it; it's only a matter of uncovering it through a little time commitment for your spiritual practice. He wants every soul on the planet to experience a thoughtless state of mind, as it is a source of creativity, productivity, and liveliness. How to Get Unstuck First, look at life as a game. Perceive it as something you go through without emotions. Second, adopt a practice—anything that will get you out of it. Unpleasant things in life will always happen. How you go through it will depend on the conditioning of your mind. It's the patterns of our minds that keep us stuck to something. You will move without feeling stuck if you remove the grip of that conditioning in your system. Figure out your own modality. What worked for Kushal is the SKY breath technique. SKY Breath-Based Technique SKY is a breathing technique that makes use of the rhythms of our breath. It introduces coherence and harmony within ourselves. Our physical, cognitive, perception, memory, intellect, and ego functions go out of whack as life happens to us. A few minutes of SKY breath meditation brings them into a rhythm. Naturally feeling in the moment is feeling unstuck for Kushal. Feeling unstuck becomes natural even after just a few days of practicing the technique. No Such Thing as “Too Busy” for Meditation We have a lot of time on our hands. We're never too busy to meditate. For an arrow to tear forward, you have to pull it back. Taking a few minutes out of the day to connect with yourself is key to effectively showing up in life. Mental hygiene is also just as important as physical hygiene. The information we used to consume in 30 years, we now consume in 3 months. The world demands more of us, so we need to take more care of our mental health. It's critical to keep our vital force and energy up. Breathing and a calm state of mind are crucial yet ignored sources of energy. How Kushal Feels Radically Loved Being in the moment is how Kushal feels radically loved. It's being grateful that the universe is loving us unconditionally in every moment. Feeling grateful and being aware of it brings that love. 5 Powerful Quotes [03:23] “If our nature is to evolve, we're all moving, step-by-step evolving towards a higher purpose, then why does it take a momentous event, maybe a loss or a 9/11, for us to wake up and ask that bigger question that actually moves us toward our goal?” [09:36] “To me, being spiritual is being natural in any circumstances, being yourself no matter what.” [10:17] “When you're in touch with that delicate space within you, I think everything that you do in life just becomes so natural and normal. It just flows.” [14:27] “Even wanting to enjoy the world, wanting to enjoy life and the pursuits, desires, and ambitions, they're not mutually exclusive to your practice of meditation.” [22:12] “For an arrow to tear forward, you have to pull it back a little bit.” About Kushal Kushal M. Choksi is an entrepreneur, author, and former Wall Street trader. Narrowly surviving the 9/11 attacks and escaping death made him realize that that life was too short to be playing safe. Since then, he became the founder and CEO of Clavileno Capital. Together with his wife, they co-founded Elements Truffles, an artisanal chocolate company. Kushal also wrote the book On a Wing and a Prayer. It tells his account of narrowly escaping death during the 9/11 attacks. He shares his journey of spiritual practice, shadowing the spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. If you wish to connect with Kushal, you may visit his website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Enjoy the Podcast? If you felt radically loved from listening to this podcast, subscribe and share it with the people you love! Love to give us 5 stars? If you do, we'd love a review from you. Help us reach more people and make them feel loved. Do you want others to understand how crucial a spiritual practice is, and how meditation can help make life more vibrant? A simple way is to share what you've learned today on social media. Don't forget to follow and message us on these platforms! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosieacosta/ Twitter: https::twitter.com/rosieacosta Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/radicallylovedrosie TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@itsrosieacosta To feeling radically loved, Rosie

The Common Good Podcast
Brian and Aubrey discuss the value of online church, they share tips for dealing with stress at family gatherings, and they reflect on an encouraging message from Christine Caine, “Inviting God Into Your Troubles” - November 18, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 56:05


(00:00-8:53): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on Ed Litton's statement on Christians and politics. (8:53-20:17): Is online church the same as in-person church? Brian and Aubrey discussed this and reacted to Pastor John MacArthur's comments on Zoom church.   (20:17-27:52): Would you invite a stranger to join you for Thanksgiving? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and shared the heartwarming story, “Grandma, stranger she mistakenly texted set to spend 6th Thanksgiving together.”  (27:52-37:06): How can we deal with stress at family gatherings? Brian and Aubrey reflected on this and discussed Dr. Elizabeth Scott's Verywell Mind article, “How to Handle Family Conflict and Holiday Stress.” (37:06-46:41): Brian and Aubrey discussed Carey Nieuwhof's blog post, “11 Signs You're More Than Just Tired...You're Burning Out.” (46:41-56:05): When we feel God calling us to something, and we face rejection, how should we respond? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and shared an encouraging message from Christine Caine, “Inviting God Into Your Troubles.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

ManTalks Podcast
Reflect On Where You've Come From

ManTalks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 12:27


I'm in a cabin on a beautiful piece of property, holed up and finishing off my upcoming book. It's given me a chance to look back on an incredibly difficult, incredibly fulfilling journey. It's also allowed me a lot of humility, and I felt called to share some of this reflection with you all. Did you enjoy the podcast? If so, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser. It helps us get into the ears of new listeners, expand the ManTalks Community, and help others find the self-leadership they're looking for. Are you looking to find purpose, navigate transition, or fix your relationships, all with a powerful group of men from around the world? Check out The Alliance and join me today.  Check out our Facebook Page or the Men's community. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts  | Spotify For more episodes visit us at ManTalks.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter    Editing & Mixing by: Aaron The Tech See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Catholic Daily Reflections
Friday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time - Consoled by Fervent Preaching

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 6:33


And every day he was teaching in the temple area. The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people, meanwhile, were seeking to put him to death, but they could find no way to accomplish their purpose because all the people were hanging on his words. Luke 19:45–46Jesus had just entered Jerusalem for the upcoming Feast of Passover. He arrived in that holy city and then returned again the next day and entered the Temple area. As He witnessed the corruption of those selling animals for the Temple sacrifices, Jesus responded with fervent preaching in an attempt to cleanse the Temple from this corruption. He quoted the Prophet Isaiah and cried out, “It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.” Luke's Gospel points out the reaction of the chief priests, the scribes and the leaders of the people. They were “seeking to put him to death.” However, as the Gospel further relates, “they could find no way to accomplish their purpose because all the people were hanging on his words.”It's important to consider this passage within its context. The words that Jesus spoke were words that sought to cleanse the Temple of corruption. With the approval of the temple priests, who benefitted from the temple tax, there were many people who were using the practice of divine worship to make a profit for selfish gain, turning the Temple into a marketplace. Jesus could see this clearly, and many of the people would have also sensed the corruption of these practices. Though they needed to purchase animals for the ritual sacrifices and Passover meal, many of them were most likely disturbed by this abuse. Therefore, as Jesus spoke with fervor and condemnation, it angered those who were responsible for the corruption but left the people with consolation. Hence, they were “hanging on his words.”The Gospel is always consoling, and, for those who are open, it leads them to hang on every word that is spoken. It refreshes and invigorates, clarifies and motivates. Usually when we think of the Gospel, we think of words that are gentle and inviting—words of mercy to the sinner and compassion for those who are struggling. But sometimes the pure Gospel message from our Lord fiercely attacks sin and evil. And though this may be shocking to the evil doers, to those with pure faith, these words also refresh and strengthen.Today, we need the full Gospel message. Many need to hear Jesus' gentle invitation to conversion by which their heavy burdens are lifted. But many others need to hear His firm words of condemnation. And the Church as a whole needs both of these messages to be proclaimed if we are to fully participate in the apostolic ministry of our Lord. Only our Lord has the right to condemn, chastise, and call others to repentance. But we are all called to share in this mission of our Lord. And though we do not have the right to judge the hearts of others, when we see objective evil and disorder within our world and even within our Church, we must cry out with our Lord, “My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.” And when we do hear the holy and inspired words of God's messengers who boldly and courageously proclaim the truth and call others to repentance, it should inspire, invigorate and console us as we find ourselves hanging on their every word.Reflect, today, upon the Gospel messages that need to be preached in our day and age that are both inspired by God and are also fervently directed at corruption within the world and even within our Church. Allow yourself to support such holy preaching and to be inspired by it. Hang on these holy words of God's prophets today. As you do, God will protect them and inspire them to continue His holy mission of purification.My purifying Lord, the corruption within our world, and at times even within our Church, requires Your holy preaching and purifying action. Please send Your messengers to those in need so that all may be cleansed as You cleansed the Temple. May I share in this mission in the ways in which You call me, and may I always hang on every word spoken from Your merciful and fervent heart of love. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

Like Dragons Did They Fight
29: The DPAR Method

Like Dragons Did They Fight

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 25:49


Welcome back to the Like Dragons Did They Fight Podcast! Today Karen Broadhead, Director of Mother Who Know, Interviews Maurice Harker, Director of Life Changing Services on the Discover, Plan, Act, Reflect or DPAR method. Please join us as Maurice explains the importance of this modern day revelation and how it can be applied to any age or situation. If you would like to submit any feedback or if you have benefitted from these principles please visit our Email at likedragonspodcast@lifechangingservices.orgSons of Helaman is a program for young men struggling with self mastery issues where they learn technics and principles to help them combat the influence of the adversary. For more information please visit https://lifechangingservices.online/sonsofhelaman/The Mothers Who Know Program is  a Christ-centered team of mothers who provide support, connection, training, and hope when your children battle pornography or other challenging issues. For more information please visit https://motherswhoknow.org/For more information about Eternal Warriors, visit our website at eternalwarriorstraining.org/If you would like to take a careful look at the training handbook for Eternal Warriors training system, you are invited to download, for FREE, the eBook, "Like Dragons Did They Fight" at likedragonsfree.com

ALL MARINE RADIO - Podcasts
THE ALL MARINE RADIO HOUR: General Berger told NPR “The Marine Corps is reinventing itself to reflect America” — what is the USMC’s racial & ethnic makeup today and what is the problem?

ALL MARINE RADIO - Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 90:41


NPR article & interview:  The Marine Corps is reinventing itself to reflect America, says top general REPORT:  Marine Corps by Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity STUDY:  Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force Experimental Assessment Report              

Catholic Daily Reflections
Thursday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time - Holy Sorrow

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 6:01


“For the days are coming upon you when your enemies will raise a palisade against you; they will encircle you and hem you in on all sides. They will smash you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another within you because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.” Luke 19:43–44Jesus spoke these words as He looked at Jerusalem from a distance, preparing to enter that holy city for the last time in preparation for His passion and death. As He spoke these words, the Gospel says that Jesus wept over the city. Of course, it wasn't primarily tears over the future physical destruction of the Temple and invasion by Roman forces. It was first and foremost tears over the lack of faith of so many which was the true destruction He mourned.As mentioned above, the city of Jerusalem was indeed sieged by the military commander Titus in the year 70 A.D. Titus was acting under the authority of his father, the emperor, and destroyed not only the Temple but also much of the city itself, as well as the Jewish inhabitants.As Jesus approached the city of Jerusalem, so as to enter the Temple one last time to offer His life as the definitive Sacrificial Lamb for the salvation of the world, Jesus knew that many within this holy city would not accept His saving sacrifice. He knew that many within that city would become the instruments of His pending death and would have no remorse for killing the Savior of the World. And though this one point can easily be missed, it should be emphasised that Jesus' reaction was not fear, it was not anger, it was not disgust. Rather, His reaction was holy sorrow. He wept over the city and its inhabitants despite what many of them would soon do to Him.When you suffer injustice, how do you react? Do you lash out? Condemn? Get defensive? Or do you imitate our Lord and allow your soul to be filled with holy sorrow? Holy sorrow is an act of love and is the appropriate Christian response to persecution and injustice. Too often, however, our response is not holy sorrow but anger. The problem with this is that reacting in unholy anger does not accomplish anything good. It does not help us to imitate Jesus, and it doesn't help those with whom we are angry. Though the passion of anger can be used for good at times, it becomes a sin when it is selfish and a reaction to some injustice done to us. Instead of this unholy anger, seek to foster holy sorrow in imitation of Jesus. This virtue will not only help your soul grow in love of those who have hurt you, it will also help them to see more clearly what they have done so that they can repent.Reflect, today, upon your own approach to the evil you face in your life. Consider carefully your interior and exterior reaction. Do you mourn with love over sins you witness and experience? Do you mourn, with a holy sorrow, over your own sins and the sins of others? Work to foster this form of love within you and you will find that it can become a motivation for you to help transform the sins you commit and the sins of others you endure.My sorrowful Lord, You endured the sins of many. You were treated with cruelty and injustice. To all of these sins, including those that you foresaw, You reacted with the love of holy sorrow. And that sorrow led you to true compassion and concern for all. Please give me the grace to imitate this same love of Yours so that I, too, may share in the holiness of Your sorrowful heart. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

Conversations That Matter: A Podcast For Contact Center Professionals
The Future of AI with IDC's Hayley Sutherland

Conversations That Matter: A Podcast For Contact Center Professionals

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 13:38


Speech-to-text has improved a lot. It doesn't mean that AI is the modern-day Skynet, seeking to steal all of our information or take over our world. Special Guest Host, Patrick Ehlen, interviews Hayley Sutherland about what's really going on in the world of conversational AI. Hayley is the Senior Research Analyst, Conversational AI, at IDC. In this episode we: -Reflect on the past 12 months of AI advancement -Break down AI's response to highly contextualized situations -Forecast AI's greatest milestones for the next five years Keep connected with Conversations That Matter at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or www.uniphore.com. Want to be a guest on Conversations that Matter? Email podcast@uniphore.com.

Catholic Daily Reflections
Wednesday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time - Your Apostolic Calling

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 6:23


“A nobleman went off to a distant country to obtain the kingship for himself and then to return. He called ten of his servants and gave them ten gold coins and told them, ‘Engage in trade with these until I return.' His fellow citizens, however, despised him and sent a delegation after him to announce, ‘We do not want this man to be our king.'” Luke 19:12–14There are three categories of people in this parable. The first includes those who received a gold coin and followed the master's request to “engage in trade” until he returned. The second has those who received the same command but were lazy and failed to produce any good fruit from that which our Lord has given them. And the third includes those who “despise” our Lord and do not want Him as their King.Upon the king's return, this first category of people are represented by the two servants who took the gold coins, engaged in trade, and made five and ten more. These are those who have much apostolic zeal. God not only calls us to use the gifts we have received to expand His Kingdom on earth, He also expects it of us. His expectation is a command of love. For those who understand this command, they see it as a glorious invitation to make an eternal difference in the lives of many. They do not see the apostolic works to which they are called as a burden. Rather, they see them as a joy, and that joy fuels their efforts. The result will have exponential effects for God's Kingdom.The second category of people is illustrated by the one servant who kept the one gold coin “stored away in a handkerchief” out of fear. These are the people who avoid evangelizing and furthering the Kingdom of God out of fear. Fear is paralyzing. But giving in to fear is a sin. It's a lack of faith and trust in God. Serving God will inevitably require courage on our part. It will demand that we step out of our comfort zone and do that which we may not immediately feel comfortable doing. But as that servant in the parable foretold, God is a demanding God. And He will not accept fear as an acceptable excuse not to zealously help to build the Kingdom of God.The third category of people is the category in which you definitely do not want to fall. These are those who actively work to undermine God's Kingship and reject Him as God. The world is filled with these people. The only thing we need to say about those who fall into this category is that which our Lord said of them. “Now as for those enemies of mine who did not want me as their king, bring them here and slay them before me.”Reflect, today, upon which category of people your life most fully resembles. Most likely it is one of the first two. Do you have great zeal for God's Kingdom? Are you willing to do all that you can to help build His Kingdom? Are you willing to do so even at the cost of great personal sacrifice? If so, then rejoice and know that an abundant reward awaits. But if you are one who struggles with fear, specifically, if you struggle with a fear to evangelize, to share the Gospel and to live your faith openly with humility and love, then spend more time with this parable and the fate of that one servant who hid the coin in the handkerchief. Engage in the apostolate. Commit yourself to the furtherance of God's Kingdom. Dispel all fear and know that you will never regret putting your whole heart and soul into the service of God and the building of His Kingdom.My demanding Lord, You have entrusted me with much, and You demand that I use all that You have given me to help build Your Kingdom of grace. What a privilege it is to be called by You and used by You for this apostolic mission. Please free me from all fear, dear Lord, so that I will never hesitate to serve You in the ways that You call me to serve. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.