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Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have swerved from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened. They are upsetting the faith of some. But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”2 Timothy 2:14-19—Thanks for joining us for a special edition of Passion Daily as Pastor Ben Stuart guides us through a twenty-day look at Paul's last letter in scripture, 2 Timothy.—Want to listen on the go? Check out the Passion Daily Podcast available wherever you listen to podcasts. https://passion.link/passiondailypodcast—Pastor Ben's newest book, Rest and War, is now available for preorder: https://passion.link/restandwar—Pastor Ben Stuart will be joining us at Passion 2022 in Atlanta, Ga this January. If you're 18-25 you can register today: https://passion.link/register
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were three young men from Judah who found themselves in a heated situation. They were brought into the court of King Nebuchadnezzar II, and ordered to bow before the king's golden image. The alternative was a one-way ticket to the fiery furnace. The king's command would have been easy for these guys to follow, but their own King of Kings had already commanded them to place no other gods before Him and to stay away from the evil of graven images. They may have been wary of the king's wrath, but their faith in God was stronger. They replied in Daniel 3:16–18, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter...Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.” Rather than violate their commitment to obey God, these men put their lives in His hands. They didn't know whether God would intervene to save them. They knew God could, but they didn't know that He would. Regardless of the outcome, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego chose to live for the Lord, and if necessary, they were willing to die in obedience to the Lord. Romans 14:8 says, “If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” As an example of His power, God intervened to spare their lives. Even though He allowed them to be tied up and thrown into the furnace, the blazing heat didn't affect them at all. They walked out unharmed. In the midst of our own challenges, we know God can and does show up for us. He asks us to trust Him with the obstacles we face every day, and with our very lives. Let's pray. Jesus, it's unlikely anyone will threaten to throw us into a fiery furnace, but it sure feels like our feet are put to the fire at times. Remind us to trust you...with every dilemma, every shortcoming, and every situation. We give you our challenges, and our lives. Amen.
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Show Notes 7 Tips to Overcome Imposter Syndrome Have you ever felt like you don't belong, or everyone is going to find out that you don't deserve your achievements? If you can relate to those feelings of chronic self-doubt, you've probably experienced imposter syndrome. You're not alone - studies suggest 70% of people experience imposter syndrome at some point in their career. Overall, imposter syndrome stems from a high sense of self-doubt. Instead of attributing your success to your skills, you might downplay your success and attribute it to luck. Signs You Might Be Suffering from Imposter Syndrome Do you relate to any of these patterns? You may set high goals for yourself. Because your goal is perfection, the smallest mistakes may make you feel like a failure. Attribute success to luck. You downplay your success because you do not believe you deserve the success, or you believe you are just lucky. Unable to recognize success. Instead of celebrating your accomplishments, you worry that others will see “the truth” about your skills and abilities. Fear of failure. Because of a fear of failure, you may set challenging goals and be disappointed when those goals fail. You might also take on limited tasks because you fear failure. Difficulty asking for help. You might have difficulty asking for help because you believe asking for help will show that you're wrong or unqualified. Experiencing imposter syndrome can limit your confidence to go after new opportunities because you feel that you do not deserve it. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to give yourself more credit and start overcoming those feelings of self-doubt. Steps to Overcome Imposter Syndrome Acknowledge imposter feelings. Recognize when you start feeling like an imposter. Instead of engaging with your thoughts of self-doubt, acknowledge that it is a normal response. Understand the root of the cause. Why do you think you feel like you don't belong? Is it due to a fear of failure? Do you believe that you don't deserve success? Why or why not? Focus on facts, not feelings. When you start feeling like a fraud, focus on positive facts. For example, maybe you were chosen for a job interview because of your qualifications. Ask yourself if that thought helps or hinders you. Does feeling fraudulent help or hinder you? Is that what you want to be? What kind of person do you want to be? Reframe your thoughts. Instead of telling yourself that you don't deserve success, reframe your thoughts to give yourself more credit and enjoy the experience. Own your accomplishments instead of attributing them to “luck” or “help from others.” Instead of setting impossibly high standards, set smaller goals so you can enjoy the process. Remind yourself there will never be the “perfect time.” Accept that we all have to start somewhere. Accept that it's okay to make mistakes. Instead of fearing failure, develop a healthy response to making mistakes. Accept that it's normal to make mistakes and learn from each mistake instead. Reach out for support. Having a safe space to receive support will help you reduce feelings of being an imposter. When you feel imperfect, make a mistake, or receive a compliment, your first instinct may be to hide. Instead, start reaching out to an encouraging mentor, coach, or colleague for support. Say “thank you” when you receive a compliment. Practice being honest when you feel imperfect, embarrassed, or have made a mistake. Share and celebrate your achievements and successes. Imposter syndrome can make you feel like you're not good enough, you don't belong, or you are undeserving. But it's important to remind yourself that learning and making mistakes do not make you a fraud - it makes you human. Instead of doubting yourself, take the above steps to build your self-esteem and self-worth. #lifecoaching #lifecoach #motivation #inspiration #selflove #selfcare #mindset #meditation #success #personaldevelopment #mindfulness #leadership #reiki #motivationalquotes #happiness #empowerment #healing
This episode Shane and Jason talk about being intentional with your choices and decisions. There are many things in life that slow you down and stop you from moving forward. They give practical steps and tips on things you can do to be more intentional. quotes: John C. Maxwell “An unintentional life accepts everything and does nothing. An intentional life embraces only the things that will add to the mission of significance.” Walk the Earth “ Intentional, Be intentional about who you are, how you treat yourself and others, and how you spend your days. Take time periodically to truly SLOW it all down and listen to your breath. Use those minutes or hours to remember that you have everything you need in this very moment, that everything is okay just as it is now. Allow yourself everything you are feeling right now, whether its joy or hurt, sorrow or glee. And then, return to this moment. Remind yourself where you come from and who you are. Remember that whether you're floating through busy days or stumbling through tough times, you are living, breathing being with real feelings and real dreams. Remind yourself that you are meant to feel joy; you are meant to feel free.” “Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others' choices make us.” Richie Norton “You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough.” Abraham Lincoln “Such a simple concept, yet so true: that which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.” Garth Stein
Please join author Milton Packer and Associate Editor Justin Ezekowitz as they discuss the Perspective "Heart Failure and a Preserved Ejection Fraction: A Side-by-Side Examination of the PARAGON-HF and EMPEROR-Preserved Trials." Dr. Carolyn Lam: Welcome to Circulation on the Run, your weekly podcast summary and backstage pass to the Journal and its editors. We're your co-hosts. I'm Dr. Carolyn Lam, Associate Editor from the National Heart Center. Dr. Greg Hundley: And I'm Dr. Greg Hundley, associate editor, director of the Pauley Heart Center at VCU Health in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Greg, it really is so great to be back with you chatting about the papers here in the Journal. Thank you for going solo and for just being the greatest partner on earth. Thank you for that. For everyone listening in, we are back with some gusto and especially with this feature discussion today. You are not going to want to miss it. We are talking to Dr. Milton Packer as well as Dr. Justin Ezekowitz. We are going to compare PARAGON and EMPEROR-Preserved trials in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. A really interesting discussion you're not going to want to miss, but now let's start with some papers in today's issue. I'd like to start, please. Dr. Greg Hundley: You bet. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Greg, you know the optimal duration of antiplatelet therapy in patients with high bleeding risk with or without oral anticoagulation after coronary stenting? Well, that still remains a question. Today's paper is a pre-specified subgroup analysis of the MASTER DAPT trial and reports on the outcomes of patients with or without an oral anticoagulation indication in this study. Dr. Greg Hundley: Right, Carolyn. Remind us. What was the MASTER DAPT trial? What did it test? Dr. Carolyn Lam: Ah. MASTER DAPT investigated an abbreviated or one-month versus a non-abbreviated or three to 12-month dual antiplatelet therapy and a stopping of antiplatelet therapy at six months strategy after coronary stenting in an all-comer population at high bleeding risk. Dr. Greg Hundley: Carolyn, what did this subgroup analysis of outcomes in patients with and without oral anticoagulation show? Dr. Carolyn Lam: At 12 months of follow-up, ischemic and net risk did not differ with abbreviated versus non-abbreviated anti-platelet regimens in both subgroups, although significantly fewer clinically relevant bleeding events occurred in the group without an oral anticoagulation indication. Whereas only numerically fewer bleeding events occurred in the group with an oral anticoagulation indication that did not reach statistical significance. This subgroup analysis from the MASTER DAPT trial really adds additional evidence that dual antiplatelet therapy beyond one month in patients with or without an indication for oral anticoagulation really has no benefit and only increases bleeding risk. Dr. Greg Hundley: Oh, very important finding, Carolyn. Great research. Well, Carolyn, how the extracellular matrix microenvironment modulates the contractile phenotype of vascular smooth muscle cells and confers vascular homeostasis really remains elusive. Thus, these investigators led by Professor Wei Kong at Peking University applied protein-protein interaction network analysis to explore novel extracellular matrix proteins associated with the vascular smooth muscle cell phenotype. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Huh. Interesting. What did they find, Greg? Dr. Greg Hundley: Right, Carolyn. By combining an in-vitro and an in-vivo genetic mice vascular injury model, they identified nidogen-2, a basement membrane glycoprotein, as a key extracellular matrix protein for maintenance of vascular smooth muscle cell identity. Nidogen-2 exerted its protective function via direct interaction and modulation of Jagged1-Notch3 signaling. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Wow! Nidogen-2 and Jagged1-Notch3. I always learn so much. What are the clinical implications, Greg? Dr. Greg Hundley: Right, Carolyn. Perhaps targeting nidogen-2 to precisely modulate Jagged1-Notch3 signaling, well, that may provide novel therapeutic strategy for atherosclerosis and post-injury restenosis. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Very nice. Well, in the next paper, we discuss inflammation in heart failure. We know that inflammation contributes to the pathogenesis of heart failure, but there is limited understanding of inflammation's potential benefits. Interesting, huh? Well, these authors, Dr. Wollert and colleagues from Hannover Medical School in Germany, identified an adaptive crosstalk between inflammatory cells and cardiomyocytes that protects against persistent afterload stress-induced heart failure in mice. Monocytes and macrophages produced myeloid-derived growth factor in the pressure overloaded myocardium to augment SERCA2a expression in cardiomyocyte's calcium cycling and contractility. Myeloid-derived growth factor plasma concentrations were also found to be elevated in patients with aortic stenosis and to decline after aortic valve implantation indicating that pressure overload also triggers myeloid-derived growth factor release in humans. Dr. Greg Hundley: Carolyn, really informative preclinical science, but what are the clinical implications? Dr. Carolyn Lam: Ah. These observations molecularly defined a feature of the inflammatory response to hemodynamic overload that protects against heart failure development. Inflammation's beneficial trade therefore need to be considered when developing inflammation as a therapeutic target in heart failure. All of this is really discussed in a lovely editorial entitled Inflammation and Heart Failure: Friend or Foe? That's by Drs. Hajjar and Leopold. Dr. Greg Hundley: Great job, Carolyn. Well, my next paper focuses on resistant hypertension. Carolyn, although lifestyle modifications generally are effective in lowering blood pressure among patients with unmedicated hypertension or those treated with one to two antihypertensive agents, the value of exercise and diet for lowering blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension is unknown. To address this, Professor James Blumenthal and co-authors at Duke University Medical Center enrolled 140 patients with resistant hypertension with an average age of 63 years, 48% women, 59% black, 31% diabetes, and 21% with chronic kidney disease and randomly assigned them to A, a four-month cardiac rehab center-based program of lifestyle modification. We're going to call that C-LIFE, consisting of dietary counseling, behavior and weight management, and exercise. Or number 2 or the B, a single counseling session providing standardized education and physician advice. We'll call that SEPA. Dr. Greg Hundley: The primary endpoint was clinic measured systolic blood pressure. Secondary endpoints included 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure and selective cardiovascular disease biomarkers including baroreflex sensitivity to quantify the influence of baroreflex on heart rate; high-frequency heart rate variability to assess vagally-mediated modulation of heart rate; flow-mediated dilation to evaluate endothelial function; and pulse wave velocity to assess arterial stiffness; and then finally left ventricular mass to characterize left ventricular structure and remodeling. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Wow! That is a very, first of all, important clinical question. Then also, just very intricate methodology in assessing this. What did they find? Dr. Greg Hundley: Right, Carolyn. Between-group comparisons revealed that the reduction in clinic systolic blood pressure was greater in C-LIFE compared with SEPA. Next, 24-hour ambulatory systolic blood pressure also was reduced in C-LIFE with no change in SEPA. Then next, compared with SEPA, C-LIFE resulted in greater improvements in baroreflex sensitivity, high-frequency heart rate variability, and flow-mediated dilation. There was no between-group differences in pulse wave velocity or LV mass. Dr. Greg Hundley: Carolyn, diet and exercise can lower blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension. When delivered in a cardiac rehabilitation setting, a four-month program of diet and exercise as adjunctive therapy, results in a significant reduction in clinic and ambulatory blood pressure, and improvement in selected cardiovascular disease biomarkers. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Wow! Really nice, Greg. Okay. Well, looks like we're all going to round up already with what else there is in today's issue. Let me start. There's an exchange of letters between Drs. Fang and Vinceti regarding the article Blood Pressure Effects on Sodium Reduction: Dose-Response Meta-analysis of Experimental Studies. Dr. Greg Hundley: Right, Carolyn. I've got a few things in the mail bag. First, Professor Anker has a Research Letter regarding the Kidney Function After Initiation and Discontinuation of Empagliflozin in Heart Failure Patients With and Without Type 2 Diabetes: Insights From the EMPERIAL Trials. Dr. Gerstenfeld has an ECG challenge entitled Atrioventricular Block with Narrow and Wide QRS: The Pause That Refreshes. Then lastly, Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones has an AHA update regarding the American Heart Association's focus on primordial prevention. Well, Carolyn, I can't wait to hear this fantastic feature discussion with you and Dr. Packer. How about we jump to that? Dr. Carolyn Lam: Great. Let's go, Greg. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Because side-by-side exam of PARAGON and EMPEROR is like side-by-side of... Dr. Justin Ezekowitz: You can compare our new and our old prime minister much like your paper did. Dr. Milton Packer: Yeah, yeah. Dr. Justin Ezekowitz: There are [crosstalk] and it could be viewed until they perform in the broader world how it goes. You don't quite know. Dr. Milton Packer: The only problem is you can't do a head-to-head comparison of the old prime minister and the new prime minister. Dr. Justin Ezekowitz: That is true except that the head-to-head comparison includes excellent care by both the new and the old. I think that comparison's going to be pretty equal. I think we can case-control that one. Dr. Carolyn Lam: I really liked that that was politically correct because we are recording. Everybody, welcome to the feature discussion. I am here with Dr. Milton Packer from Baylor and he really needs no introduction. We're discussing heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. As well as our associate editor, Dr. Justin Ezekowitz from University of Alberta. Hence, in case anybody's wondering, we were talking about the Canadian elections. Let's just launch straight into it, a side-by-side comparison of PARAGON and EMPEROR-Preserved. Dr. Packer... Milton, if I may, what in the world drove you to do this? Dr. Milton Packer: My God. Oh, my God. Yes. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Tell us about what drove you to do this and please, if you could just summarize the results. Dr. Milton Packer: Well, let me just say from the outset that this was a commentary, not an original research article. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Yes. Dr. Milton Packer: The commentary was motivated by two very straightforward observations. We had two large scale outcome trials of two different drugs in heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction. I was privileged to serve as you were, Carolyn, on the leadership committees of both trials. It's not as if we have involvement in only one trial. We have involvement in both trials and we are very proud of that involvement. Dr. Milton Packer: One trial came in with a effect size of about 13% on its primary endpoint with a borderline P-value. A second trial, EMPEROR-Preserved, came in with a 21% reduction and its primary endpoint with a really small and persuasive P-value. The two patient populations in the two trials were really amazingly similar. We wanted to understand why it was 21% in one trial and persuasively so and why it appeared to be smaller in the PARAGON trial with sacubitril/valsartan. We thought, well, maybe that difference was related to how endpoints were defined or maybe that difference was related to the influence of ejection fraction. The reason we got excited about that was that as almost everyone knows, PARAGON found an influence of ejection fraction on the effect of sacubitril/valsartan in patients with HFpEF. We found an influence of ejection fraction on the effect of empagliflozin in HFpEF in EMPEROR-Preserved. We wanted to understand whether that influence was similar in the two trials. Dr. Milton Packer: Just to make life simple, PARAGON had created certain cut points for ejection fraction. They had presented and previously published in Circulation endpoints based on those cut points of ejection fraction. All we did was we used their endpoints and their cut points, and we put the two trials side by side. We did not do a statistical comparison of the effect size. There're actually no P-values in the whole commentary. But what we wanted to see was: Was the shape of the ejection fraction influence relationship similar or different in the two trials? Well, very simple. In PARAGON, as has been reported, there was a linear relationship: as ejection fraction increased, the effect of sacubitril/valsartan got smaller. In EMPEROR-Preserved, there was also an attenuation at a highest ejection fraction, but the relationship wasn't linear. It was like a hockey stick. It was flat and then went up at an ejection fraction over 62.5, which was the cut point that PARAGON used. Dr. Milton Packer: When we compared patients between the low 40s and the low 60s, the effect size in empagliflozin appeared to be larger than the effect size of sacubitril/valsartan in that ejection fraction group using the same endpoints. In fact, for hospitalizations for heart failure, which is really what SGLT2 inhibitors do, it was twice as great with empagliflozin in EMPEROR-Preserved than with sacubitril/valsartan in PARAGON-HF. We thought this was really interesting. We put the pictures up side by side. We wrote a commentary and Circulation was so kind to accept it. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Oh, but Milton, you were very, honestly as always, very clever to have done this analysis. But if I could reiterate a few things for the audience, which is very important. First of all, as you rightly first pointed out, it's a perspective piece. It is not a head-on comparison with P-values. It could not be. Let's just also give the audience a bit of background in that PARAGON included patients with an ejection fraction of 45% and above. EMPEROR-Preserved was above 40. PARAGON looked at total heart failure hospitalizations and cardiovascular death as a primary outcome. EMPEROR looked at first cardiovascular death or heart failure hospitalization. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Let's just remember the designs were different. Of course in the comparison, PARAGON compared sacubitril/valsartan versus valsartan. I like the way you very carefully wrote in your study that it was more a study of neprilysin inhibition since it's sacubitril/valsartan against valsartan and it was empagliflozin versus placebo. We know that it's important to state that as a basis. Then really important to say to everybody out there, pick up our journal. You must look at this bigger. I myself have already cited it at least twice already, Milton, because people will just naturally ask that. "Are the results different because of ejection fraction or different endpoints?" What you did there in that beautiful figure is that you tried as best as you can to match it up in terms of ejection fraction bins and match it up in terms of hospitalizations. There. I just wanted to state those few things, but I'm really- Dr. Milton Packer: Oh, no. No. Carolyn, you're 100% right. That's why there are couple of things. I just want to underscore what you said because I think your points were spot on. First of all, we really lined up the endpoints and the ejection fraction. We tried our best to compare apples and apples. It would not have been a useful exercise for us to compare different endpoints and different ejection fraction subgroups. But I just want to make sure that everyone understands: I'm a big fan of sacubitril/valsartan and I'm a big fan of neprilysin inhibition. As you know, both PARADIGM-HF and PARAGON-HF weren't really tests of sacubitril/valsartan; they were tests of neprilysin inhibition. They were great tests at that. PARAGON in particular was a great test of that. We're comparing neprilysin inhibition and SGLT2 inhibition. Dr. Milton Packer: But here's my most important point: we do not want people to choose one over the other. That was not the intent. We think that there are data in patients with certain ejection fractions, let's say between 40 and 60, I'm just creating a range, where both interventions are appropriate. Now I understand there are cost considerations and I don't want to minimize that, but we are not suggesting that anyone prefer one drug over the other. All we wanted to do was we wanted to ask the question: Since the effect size in one trial seemed to be different than the effect size in the other trial, what were the ejection fraction subgroups that represented that difference? We found that the patients with ejection fractions greater than 60, 65% did not contribute to that difference. It was the patients with lower ejection fractions that contributed to the difference. I hope that's helpful. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Ah. That's wonderful. Justin, have you recovered from the talk about the Canadian elections? Dr. Justin Ezekowitz: Oh. I have indeed. Dr. Carolyn Lam: I'm on swinging. Dr. Justin Ezekowitz: I have indeed. Thanks for recognizing that Canada just had a major election we carried out in six weeks. But, Milton, I really enjoyed reading this. Maybe I can just ask you about two elements within this perspective piece, which is number 1, what's incredibly concordant is a lack of difference across cardiovascular death for both agents in both trials regardless of the trial differences and the potential differences in patient populations recruited; that's number 1. It's incredibly flat for cardiovascular death. Dr. Justin Ezekowitz: But number 2 is there is a danger in comparing trials even non-statistically. That's often a pitfall we get into, but we have to put some frame of reference on that. What is the one or two key things you think differ between PARAGON and EMPEROR-Preserved that you say, "You really need to look at these trials differently"? Those two questions came to mind when looking at this great figure that you produced. Dr. Milton Packer: Okay. The first question is so much easier and that is that these drugs don't reduce cardiovascular deaths. Full stop. It's really interesting because sacubitril/valsartan reduces cardiovascular death in people with ejection fractions of 40% or less, but not in patients with ejection fraction greater than that. The primary effect is heart failure hospitalizations. Empagliflozin didn't reduce cardiovascular death even in patients with the ejection fraction less than 40% or greater than 40%. What we're really, really talking about two drugs where the major effect is a reduction in heart failure hospitalizations. That comes out whether you do the analysis as time-to-first-event or total heart failure hospitalizations. Dr. Milton Packer: Of course, we're looking forward to the DELIVER trial with dapagliflozin. My own personal expectation is they're going to come out with a very striking effect on heart failure hospitalizations and not on cardiovascular deaths. Cardiovascular deaths in patients with HFpEF is really... It's a hard goal because only half of the deaths are cardiovascular. These patients have so many comorbidities that influence prognosis. The other thing, which is really important, is that heart failure hospitalizations only represented 18% of all hospitalizations in these patients; it's really small. I think of empagliflozin as being a treatment of the heart failure of HFpEF, not a treatment for HFpEF. I hope that makes sense. Justin, what was your second question? Dr. Justin Ezekowitz: Absolutely. Dr. Milton Packer: Oh, the differences between- Dr. Justin Ezekowitz: Yeah. Thank you, Milton. Dr. Milton Packer: Okay. There's always differences between two trials. As I said before, Carol and I were involved in both trials. They were done slightly at different times. They didn't overlap. Remember that the cut points in the two trials, one was 40%, one was 45%, really didn't matter to our analysis because we corrected for that in our ejection fraction subgroups. I was actually really much more impressed by the similarities than by the differences, but here's the catch. HFpEF is an incredibly heterogeneous disease. When we look at baseline characteristics, we're looking at means, medians, percentages. We're not picking up on any heterogeneity and there's a lot of heterogeneity. I actually think that HFrEF is a reasonably homogeneous disease. I think HFpEF is an incredibly diverse disease with a whole host of different disorders. What I'm amazed by is that we actually got an effect size that was greater than 20% in an all-comers HFpEF analysis. Dr. Milton Packer: But in all honesty, Justin, it wasn't really all-comers. We excluded people with BMIs over 45. There are a lot of patients who are obese and had BMIs greater than 45 who have HFpEF. By the way, especially in Texas. I didn't say that. We didn't enroll those patients. In all honesty, if I had to do it all over again, I would have. By the way, PARAGON didn't enroll them either. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Well, this is an incredible conversation. I know that we could just do a whole hour of chatting about what this implies for the higher ejection fraction, what this implies for how we should be treating heart failure. I don't even dare to ask for some last words maybe from both Justin and Milton, but recognizing that the time is short, anything else to add? Dr. Milton Packer: I think Justin should do last words. Dr. Justin Ezekowitz: Well, let me summarize by saying there is a hockey stick. We love hockey sticks in Canada. A simple and an excellent comparison. I think people should really look at that figure to understand it, but do not undertreat your patients with HFpEF and look at these with a grain of salt. Thanks for joining us, Milton. Thanks, Carolyn. Dr. Milton Packer: Thank you so much. Dr. Carolyn Lam: On behalf of Greg and I, you've been listening to Circulation on the Run. Thank you so much for joining us today and don't forget to tune in again next week. Dr. Greg Hundley: This program is copyright of the American Heart Association 2021. The opinions expressed by speakers in this podcast are their own and not necessarily those of the editors, or of the American Heart Association. For more, visit ahajournals.org.
Hello and welcome to the NotACast, the one true chapter-by-chapter podcast going through A Song of Ice and Fire one chapter a week! In this episode, Dany is sailing away, setting a course for the Slaver's Bay! This week, we: - Analyze the sea and its meaning for Daenerys and Viserys - Decipher the realities of Aerys II and Rhaegar along with Daenerys - Introduce ourselves to the backstory of the Unsullied and get excited with Dany about them - Remind ourselves why we hate Jorah Mormont. - Theorize on the books and scrolls Rhaegar read that convinced him to put his books aside to become a warrior Next week: We're back with Davos Seaworth as he really should just be listening to Salladhor Saan. Our patreon: www.patreon.com/NotACastASOIAF Our merch store: https://notacastasoiaf.threadless.com Our twitter: twitter.com/NotACastASOIAF Our facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/289889118235797/ Our youtube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmmDfPdG…iew_as=subscriber Emmett's twitter: twitter.com/PoorQuentyn Jeff's twitter: twitter.com/BryndenBFish
In this episode of Big questions, Short Answers, we talk about whether you really take care of yourself. Most of the time we show up for others WAY more than we show up for ourselves, and it has to stop. Unfortunately, most people don't value showing up for themselves at all. For example, parents show up for their kids while running themselves ragged. We keep commitments with our friends even when we're so exhausted we want to pass out. I want to share with you how I discovered the importance of taking care of myself and the little things that make me feel happier. Remind yourself that you should also be a priority in your life. Don't over-commit to things, take care of yourself, and be kind to yourself. Are you doing things that make you happy? I urge you to do one thing today that will make you feel light and happy. Episode Highlights: 2:30 - If you don't make time for your health, you'll be forced to make time for your illness 3:23 - I now have finally gotten to the place where I am spending time taking care of myself, without guilt 4:24 - Remember that you only have one body and you have one life. You are a limited edition, one of one. 7:53 - Do you take care of yourself? If the answer is no or not as much as I would like to, then it's time to change some habits Get a free WHOOP 4.0 and your first month free when you join with my link: https://join.whoop.com/#/0CB4B5 (https://join.whoop.com/#/0CB4B5) More about the show: http://www.jackiehermes.com/podcast (www.jackiehermes.com/podcast) Hit me up! https://the-art-of-entrepreneurship.captivate.fm/linkedin (LinkedIn) https://the-art-of-entrepreneurship.captivate.fm/instagram (Instagram) https://the-art-of-entrepreneurship.captivate.fm/tiktok (TikTok) https://the-art-of-entrepreneurship.captivate.fm/website (Website)
David stated in Psalm 24:1: The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. (NLT) People tend to either believe God created the world or He didn't. And then if someone believes He did, the next step of faith is believing whether or not He is actively involved in the lives of the people walking on His planet. King David was clear. The earth belongs to God. Everything in and on the earth belongs to God. The entire world and even all the people belong to Him. If we believe this to be true, then we are never actually owners of anything while we are here. How do you view what you have, as you being the owner or the steward? How might being a steward change your mindset? Listen once again to Psalm 24:1: The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. (NLT) Let's offer a personalized version: What I have on the earth is the Lord's, and everything in my life. My world and all the people I know belong to him. We know the old saying, “You can't take it with you when you go.” Just more evidence that we are merely borrowing everything we have while we are here. To trust God with our lives and to ask Him for help, we must first see everything as His and come to accept we are stewards of His blessings, responsible and accountable to Him. Let's pray: “Father, I confess my world is yours and everything in it. Remind me every day that the world and all the people are yours. Help me to be a good steward of all I have and all You allow me to hold while I am here. As above, so below.”
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How would you feel, if you suddenly lost the gifts so many of us take for granted, such as vision, hearing, or the ability to walk? Fanny Crosby was struck blind at just 6 weeks of age, but God had a plan for her. She was raised by her mother and grandmother after her father's death when she was about 6 months old, and although she grew up poor, she was blessed to attend an excellent school for the blind in New York state, near where the family lived. Fanny enrolled at the New York Institution for the Blind in 1835, just before her 15th birthday. She was a student of the school for 11 years, eventually joining the faculty as a teacher for another 12 years. During her time at the school, she learned to play the piano, organ, harp, and guitar, and became a good soprano singer. After graduation she joined a group of lobbyists in Washington, D.C. arguing for support of education for the blind. Fanny was the first woman to speak in the United States Senate when she read a poem on the Senate floor encouraging funding for state schools for the blind. Fanny befriended 17-year-old Grover Cleveland, future President of the United States, while she was a teacher, and in fact she knew each of the presidents who served during her lifetime through her work as a celebrated poet and songwriter. She later stated: “It seemed intended by the blessed providence of God that I should be blind all my life, and I thank him for the dispensation. If perfect earthly sight were offered me tomorrow I would not accept it. I might not have sung hymns to the praise of God if I had been distracted by the beautiful and interesting things about me.” Let's pray. Lord, help us to set aside every distraction and focus on your plan for us. We often take for granted the gifts you've given us. Remind us to be grateful, and to use our gifts for your glory. Amen.
Hello everyone! I'm so glad you've joined us today for episode 125, “How to Relate When They Come Home From College.” It's about how when our kids return home from college for the weekend to apply the ORA principle. Observe. Remember. Act. A podcast listener recently contacted me for some relationship advice. She asked, “Our son, who just started his freshman year of college, is coming home for the weekend, and I wonder if you have any suggestions for how my husband and I should relate to him?” I know some of the rest of you are facing this same issue now, or have already dealt with it, or may soon face it in the next 2 to 18 years. It's a relationship issue where we can apply the ORA principle. Observe - Remember - Act. Observe Let's start with Observe. To our listener, I would ask, what have you observed about your son that makes him enjoy life? What things bring him joy when he's with your family? What are the things you think he looks forward to? Are there things he dreads? You know, this is the question we've been asking in the past several episodes. Most importantly, Observe what's going on within YOU. Do you see any tendency you may have to use your son to meet your emotional needs? If you're still grieving his leaving home, don't do it in front of him. Remember I would also figuratively scratch your head to try and remember what it was like when YOU came home from college for the first time. What did YOU look forward to in returning home? What did YOU dread? I know you're a different person than your son, but brought YOU joy in coming home? Remember, going away to college is a more significant change for your son than it is for you Remember your son is in that transition phase between teenager and young adult. Focus on the latter, not the former Remember that even though your son may have had a great deal of independence before he left home for college, the independence he has now is different. It's more pronounced. He's become used to making his own decisions without input from you Remember that every parent's job is to raise their child to be an independent, well-functioning adult and member of society. So embrace his newfound independence with him. Act Based on what you have observed about your son. And what you remember what it was like for you when you came home from college, take some kind of action Make coming home as pleasant an experience as possible. Create positive memories for your son. Spend less time telling him what to do and more time listening. The most important action you can take is to ask your son what he would like to do when he comes home for the weekend. Go to an event? Meet with friends. Sleep and veg out? Work on his college homework? Set aside your own needs and plan for a few days Let your son fill his schedule for the weekend. Ask if he'd like to bring a friend home with him Celebrate this new chapter of his life. Ask about his classes, which one he likes and those he isn't too fond of. Act by holding back advice unless you're asked for it Avoid saying, “If I were you, I would….” Instead, ask, “How are you going to deal with that? What are you going to do?” Make it a joy-filled weekend for your son. Ask the Holy Spirit ways you can best interact with your son. He'll show you Speak your son's love language Please don't give him chores to do. Instead, ask him as a favor as you would a friend. “Would you mind doing me a favor and (insert verb phrase)” Say “yes,” more than you say “no.” What if you don't have kids in college? So what about the rest of us who don't have children in college. Yet. Some day you might, and it's not too early to prepare for that possibility. If I had young kids at home, even toddlers, I would develop my observation skills about my kids. Pay attention to their love language, discover what makes them tick. Help them to move from one stage of childhood to the next level. The skills you develop doing this will come in handy when they leave and then return home from college. Or from their factory job from another part of the country. Or from the military. If you don't have any children, or If you're past this stage of life and your kids have all left home, think about your friends in the throes of launching their children into the world. Reach out to them. Ask how they're dealing with this new chapter in their life. And please listen to episode 69, “When Our Kids Go Off to School for the First Time,” especially if you have friends with children heading to kindergarten or off to college. The main point from today's episode Here's the main point I hope you remember from today's episode: Apply the ORA principle in your relationships with your kids returning home from college. Observe. Observe what's going on inside of you, and the emotions you feel when your child comes home for the weekend. Remember. Remember what it was like for you when you were away from home for a while, and then returned. Remind yourself to treat him like an adult. Act. Ask him what he wants to do or not do. Let him call the shots, not you. 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 Reply” box at the bottom of the show notes. I'd love to hear any other relationship questions you may have. Just send them my way, and we'll tackle them together. Related episodes you may want to listen to 069: When Our Kids Go Off to School for the First Time Four episodes that address in more detail the ORA principle: 88: Get Them to Say "Thank You for Asking" 89: How to Be a Better Observer of People 93: Remembering Deepens Our Relationships 96: Meaningful Questions Create Meaningful Relationships Closing In closing, if you found this podcast helpful, please subscribe wherever you get your podcasts if you haven't already done so. I hope today's show stimulated your thinking about how you can apply the ORA principle with your young adult children or any relationship for that matter. All so that you will find the joy God intends for you through your relationship with them.Because after all, You Were Made for This. Well, that's all for today. I look forward to connecting with you again next week. Goodbye for now. You Were Made for This is sponsored by Caring for Others, a missionary care ministry. 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It is SO easy to complain about all of the things going on and going wrong with the world right now. And that complaining does what? It lowers your ability to be aware of, or receptive to, opportunities that may be right in front of you. Complaining might make you feel better… for a moment. And then, it's almost like you have to do it again. Instead, there's another way to approach the world. Gratitude! Mindset Accountability Gratitude Inspiration Clarity This is your MindsetMagic! Check out www.MindsetMagic.com - cool, right? Yes, GRATITUDE helps you manage your day. It helps you adjust your mindset to take on the To-Do list and turn it into a ‘Get-To-Do” list. This episode helps you wrap your head around how gratitude serves you, from the moment you wake up! Find the small things to be grateful for. The big ones will surprise you! Thank you for listening to One Sharp Sword! Be sure to also check out Wednesdays With Wayne for quick, fun, and inspirational mid-week reading. www.WaynePernell.com/blog
In this episode of The Moving Mastery Podcast, Louis Massaro shares some tips on how to stabilize your time and tech in order to scale after moving season. You'll learn: Why you need to eliminate micro-decisions to save time and your mental bandwidth What you can do to tame your tech and use it as a tool and a weapon for your cause How to use block time to make sure you're always working on the important things that will move the needle for you All the distractions and noise of the outside world are hurting your focus and agenda for where you want to go with your life. So, it's really important that before you start scaling your business that you get your time and technology under control. The last thing you want is to take on more business, open up more offices, acquire more trucks, etc... And not first stabilize how you manage your time so that you can move forward with intention, focus, and clarity. And your tech is one of the biggest consumers of your time. Your email, your notifications, your phone, social media, your computer, your tv, all your gadgets, and apps… They can all distract you and prevent you from creating the business and life you desire. In this second episode of the Moving CEO Scaling Series, Louis discusses how to manage your time and how to use your tech devices as tools and not let them be distractions. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. Remind yourself of that all the time. Because it's not that we need more time, it's that we need to be more intentional with the time that we have. You cannot manage time. But you can manage yourself within the time you have, and you can limit the time you give to your notifications and devices. You've got to set up systems and processes for the structure you need to manage yourself within the time you have. And taming your tech is a huge way to give yourself more time to work on the things that really matter. Set yourself up for success by listening to Gain More Time to Scale Your Moving Company now! Go and download the previous Moving CEO Scaling Series episode as well! Subscribe to Louis's YouTube channel for more tips on growing your moving company. Get free on-demand video training on how to book more moves and learn The 6 Stages of a Moving Company Sales Machine. Go to www.LouisMassaro.com/6stages Follow Louis on Instagram for daily tips and motivation. www.Instagram.com/LouisMassaro ABOUT Louis Massaro is the world's leading moving business trainer and success coach. He's the founder and CEO of Moving Mastery, a training, coaching, and education company dedicated to helping moving company owners, managers and employees reach higher levels of success in their business. Through his coaching programs, online training and live seminars he's helped hundreds of people unlock their full potential by giving them the strategies and systems to take their moving business to the next level. Louis opened his first moving company at 19 years old with two rental trucks and after overcoming many challenges and struggles, he went on to build a $20 million a year business. His company, Neighbors Moving & Storage had locations nationwide performing local moves, long-distance moves as well as storage. After 16 years of success in the moving business, Louis sold his companies and is dedicated to helping others “Profit in Their Business and Thrive in Their Life”.
This is Episode 351 of the My Morning Devotional PodcastSupport the show by becoming a Patreon member!@mymorningdevo & @alisonelizabethco on InstagramFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/mymorningdevotional/Join me, Alison Elizabeth as we read out of Romans 11:36 which says "For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.""Today is Monday. It might not be your favorite day of the week. But remember that for him, and through him, and for him are all things. So tackle your day with grace in your heart, and Jesus at your feet. Remind yourself that you have breath in your lungs, and food in your bellies and today is a blessing. No matter if we are fighting for health, or financial breakthrough, or healing in a marriage. Today is a good day, because it is from, through, and for Him that we get to wake up and do life the right way."Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/mymorningdevo)
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1940 Side street of Bisbee, Arizona. Mining center Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer @Batchelorshow 1/2: The man who wrote, "I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!" @PeterBerkowitz https://freebeacon.com/culture/harry-jaffas-love-hate-relationship-with-moderation/
Kenneth Rasalabe Joseph Meshoe (born 18 January 1954) is a South African evangelist, politician, reverend and teacher. He has been serving as the inaugural leader of the African Christian Democratic Party, a Christian democratic political party, since 1993. He became a Member of Parliament in 1994 and has since been re-elected five times. He is one of the longest-serving MPs. jermwarfare.com
Technically 200 Talks: Latinas in STEM Eva "Gaby" Baylon, Ph.D. We are in full swing of season 4, featuring Latinas in STEM in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Episode 3 is here, and our guest is Gaby Baylon, Human Factors Engineer at Abbott Laboratories. This episode, Gaby shares her personal story and unique career trajectory with us as she dives into the obstacles she's overcome and challenges she's welcomed. Her advice? "Remind yourself that whatever stage you are at, your accomplishments need to be celebrated!" #HispanicHeritageMonth #WomeninSTEM #LatinasinSTEM
“God, turn my someday into now. Teach me the power of a moment. Remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered—how fleeting my life is.” In today's episode, Gene encourages us to think about what would happen if we prayed this prayer every day.
Self-Brain Surgery Tip #2: Be kind to yourself. Your brain is wired for negativity. Remind it that life is also good and that you are loved. Music by Cory Asbury (Music shared on The Dr. Lee Warren Podcast is authorized under BMI license #61063253 and ASCAP license #400010513 )
Psalm 84:1-4 (5-12); Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 Rev. K.C. Van Atta-Casebier A Sermon for Foundry UMC 9.26.21 Let's Pray. God, for Your wisdom and revelation and hope, we pray now. Amen. Splash! A little jarring at first, for both me and the water, but when the water settles, it begins to envelop me in what feels like a hug with no added pressure. Then an immediate, unencumbered deep breath with no resistance, no pain. It's the moment I long for - breath accompanied by relief. After the breath comes the desire to test the water, to see if it encourages movement or would prefer for me to stay in my place. Predictably, it always encourages movement. It always invites me forward. And after the movement comes the rest. And oh, does the water encourage rest. It holds steady as if to say, “Take all the time you need, I've got you, and I'll be here when you're ready to move again.” Eventually though, the time does run out. I have to find the nearest ladder, and pull myself out of the pool. It's hard, not just because of a lack of desire, but because (and I'm sure you've noticed this as well), pulling yourself out of the water requires extra strength. The water grabs onto you, almost trying to pull you back into communion with itself. “No! Don't go,” the water says. Inevitably, the first feeling and connection I have with my body after swimming, is a deep and primal need. THIRST. Now, I do need to confess that I am typically a thirsty person. I have “beverage needs” as the Foundry Youth and I call them, and you will likely never see me without a ridiculously large sized container of water. Swimming, though, exacerbates my thirst, because as it turns out, spending time in the pool can actually dehydrate you. As time goes on, I not only experience that kind of primal thirst, but also an itching desire and thirst to be back in the water. To feel held, relieved, and encouraged to move and to rest. Over the last few months of obligation, difficulty, and to be transparent, a dip in my mental health, swimming has sustained me. To set the scene for our text, we actually have to set two scenes. In our first scene, the Israelites are emboldened to express their hunger and thirst by this rag tag rabble, said to be a group of Egyptians who tagged along with the Israelites out of Egypt. They begin to express a hunger for sustenance beyond the miraculous manna that God has provided for them. Specifically they wanted the fish, melons, cucumbers, leeks, onion, and garlic that they were fed back in Egypt - a meal that was remembered as free, except that it wasn't free at all. It actually came at a great cost, the cost of their freedom. Moses hears the people weeping at their tents. I imagine it as this guttural expression of another very basic human need - food. Moses, overwhelmed by the communal despair, addresses God by saying (and I'm paraphrasing), “Why am I the one carrying this burden? Did I conceive these people? No, YOU did. I can't carry the weight of this need. It is too heavy. DO SOMETHING.” And as we enter the second scene, God basically rebuts saying, “No, you do something. Go grab the seventy elders and bring them to the tabernacle tent.” And in our second scene, Moses does just that. And in the tabernacle tent, God takes some of the Spirit saturated in Moses and places it on the seventy elders, and they begin prophesying. Then word gets back to Moses that 2 of the elders weren't in the tabernacle, but they were prophesying anyway. Joshua is very concerned. And Moses says, “Would that all the Lord's people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit on them!" (v. 29) This is firstly a tale of revised memory. Perhaps we revise our history because it is too painful to confront. Maybe we do it subconsciously. I'm going to talk briefly about pregnancy and want to offer this word. If you feel that this might be something that could cause you pain, please keep watch over your heart. With my first pregnancy I had this nifty little thing called hyperemesis gravidarum, which they should really just call “misery with a side of misery.” It caused me to have all day, all month, all pregnancy illness. There wasn't a day in my first pregnancy where I didn't vomit, including the day I gave birth. I lost a total of 50 pounds over the course of my pregnancy with Kash. And I insisted I wouldn't have another child because of how miserable the first experience had been. I even wrote a journal every day so that if I ever even thought about trying again, I would have a first hand account to convince me otherwise. And lo and behold about 2 years later, and after reading my pregnancy journal, I began to remember that it “wasn't that bad.” And I won't go into detail, but I will tell you that my pregnancy with Riggins was even more difficult. And as an aside, both were of course totally and absolutely worth it. The Israelites have not only misremembered their time in Egypt, but it seems they've also forgotten about God's work and provision that got them where they are and the blessing of manna they have now. For example, in their exodus, when met with an obstacle of a huge body of water, with an opposing army at their back, God provided a way. And it's worth noting that this way isn't around the water, or by another path, the way that God provided is THROUGH the water. And yet, even as water is poured from their faces, and as they thirst, they can't recall this great water miracle. Not only do they not remember it, they don't crave it - God's provision and blessing. Their craving instead is for something less sustainable and empty - that later in the text becomes their demise. How often do we forget about our own great water miracles? When the suffering is too great, when we're holding more than we can bear, when work is overwhelming, and the lines between work and home are blurred, and we're angry because we're grieving unfair deaths, and our anxiety and stress levels are through the roof. How is it even possible to remember anything other than the weight of the wilderness or to yearn for the predictable, even if it is torturous? And so we cry out, “God, where are you? DO SOMETHING. I can't carry this load, at least not by myself.” Or...we're simply too exhausted to be angry so we weep at our tents. Or we become wrapped up in the predictability of hierarchical structures and binary ideals. And if we check in with our second scene, how is Joshua handling all of this? By realizing for himself if he doesnt at least have an idea of who is allowed to be prophesying and who isn't that it will all come crashing down on him. As if to say, “Nothing around me makes sense right now, but you know what feels really good in the midst of this suffering and grief? To know that I'm right about something...to know that I'm on the good side of something. To know that these people have authority and these people don't. Or these people deserve medical care and these people don't. And sometimes thirsting for reassurance of our goodness and rightness, can spiral into a sense of entitlement, a lack of empathy, a conscious or subconscious bend toward manipulation and gaslighting, disempowerment and abuse - that ultimately becomes our demise. And yet, God had not abandoned the Israelites. God provided manna for them in the dewy water that grasped onto the land. God showed up and commissioned 72 people in the community to help share the load of Moses. And while baptism isn't an expressly mentioned ritual in the Hebrew scriptures, the idea of water as an agent of renewal would have been intimately known by the Israelites who practiced mikvah - a purification bathing ritual. I wonder if the Israelites recognized this in the crossing of the Red Sea, or if it wasn't until they later crossed the River Jordan into the promised land that they felt the significance of the breakthrough, release, and rescue of movement THROUGH the water. The same River Jordan where later the Messiah would come to be baptized. Crossing through the water is part of the story of our people of faith. Wandering away from the water is part of our nature. Misinterpreting our thirst becomes a coping mechanism for the desert. I find that in driest deserts, I try (and often fail) to be grateful for the oasis of grace, which we see highlighted in baptism - those three Wesleyan types of grace: prevenient - the grace that goes before our understanding or recollection, justifying - the grace that stops us in our tracks, the moment of realization and memory; and sanctifying - the grace that continually pulls us back into community to be encouraged, loved, and fed on our spiritual journey. Our baptisms aren't just certificates we keep in storage boxes. They're a tabernacle event, whether we remember it or not, where we become saturated by the Spirit. They are our great water miracles. In a gathering of the community intended to embrace those claimed by God whom we invite into life and love and grace, and eventually vocation through the sacrament of Baptism. It is a passageway from death to life, from darkness to light, from wandering to the promised land, from bondage to liberation. It is THROUGH, through the water we are saved and healed and made whole, imbued with the spirit, consecrated as prophets with something to say about the way of justice and mercy. It is on our baptismal journey that we remember that we are surrounded by more than seventy capable and called people, ready and willing to help carry the load, who share the same vocation of the work of transformation and showing up for and with our siblings as living witnesses that we can be different and still belong together. It is there where we are ushered into unrevised memory of the power of the promise of God's unfailing presence and love for us and all people, where we feel empowered into leadership and sharing the work of communal life together. And Foundry as we continue turning this corner, I can think of nothing better to remember as we've come through the driest of deserts, than our great water miracles. And just like my thirst to get back in the pool, I pray that we thirst for the things that will sustain us and carry us through. Our thirst, may it be for the baptismal waters. Waters that envelop us like a hug with no added pressure. Waters that provide relief, encourage us to both move and rest. The waters that say, “I've got you. You're safe here.” And the waters that grab onto us and beg us not to go. Let's Pray. God of the great water miracles, remind us that in our driest deserts, when we hunger and thirst and get caught up in coping strategies that bring harm to ourselves and others that the oasis of grace is not a mirage. Remind us that we are water people, baptized into this storied faith and that we are part of beloved community together. Help us to stand so that we may step up. And continue to rain manna down on us until we no longer insatiably thirst for inadequate substitutes. Drench us in the memory of our baptism that we may intimately know who we are and who we are called to be. For these and all things we pray together in the name of the Triune God. Amen. May we go from this place remembering our great water miracles, staying in touch with how we cope with our deep human needs, and commit the coordinates of the oasis of grace to our memory. In the name of the Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer, go in peace and go in power. Amen. https://foundryumc.org/archive
Today we are looking at a 2nd benefit for embracing change, which is, the easy part is integration and adaption. Many people resist change for the simple fact they are fearful of pain or the outcome. The truth is that once you get past the resistance, integration and adaptation are easy. As humans, we are inherently creative and that allows us to adapt much more easily than we presume upon first perception. Remind yourself that you will have a much tougher go at change if you choose to fight it. Embracing it merely employs your inherent ability to adapt to a changing environment. Apply that creativity to your business, and you'll find that it is much more flexible than you initially thought. As an entrepreneur, you have an enormous advantage over larger organizations in your industry, simple because it is more difficult for them to change or adapt quickly. While large organizations are struggling to adjust quickly to meet unexpected change, you can use their lag time to your advantage, and make changes quickly, to increase revenue and gain positive exposure. Tune in tomorrow to discover a 3rd Benefit of embracing change. If you get value from these Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it and always love to hear from you. Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog (https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) Want more from The Accountability Coach™, subscribe to more high-value content by looking for me on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ and on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries, or by going to https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/accountabilitycoach.com/id290547573. Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) Connect with me on Linked-In (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ Business professionals and Advisors who utilize Anne Bachrach's proven business-success systems make more money, work less, and enjoy better work life balance. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit and more. Get your audio copies today.
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Old Testament: Proverbs 25–26 Proverbs 25–26 (Listen) More Proverbs of Solomon 25 These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied. 2 It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.3 As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the heart of kings is unsearchable.4 Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel;5 take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.6 Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence or stand in the place of the great,7 for it is better to be told, “Come up here,” than to be put lower in the presence of a noble. What your eyes have seen8 do not hastily bring into court,1 for2 what will you do in the end, when your neighbor puts you to shame?9 Argue your case with your neighbor himself, and do not reveal another's secret,10 lest he who hears you bring shame upon you, and your ill repute have no end. 11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.12 Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear.13 Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the soul of his masters.14 Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give. 15 With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.16 If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.17 Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor's house, lest he have his fill of you and hate you.18 A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow.19 Trusting in a treacherous man in time of trouble is like a bad tooth or a foot that slips.20 Whoever sings songs to a heavy heart is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, and like vinegar on soda.21 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,22 for you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.23 The north wind brings forth rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.24 It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.25 Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.27 It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one's own glory.328 A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.26 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.2 Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, a curse that is causeless does not alight.3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.6 Whoever sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off his own feet and drinks violence.7 Like a lame man's legs, which hang useless, is a proverb in the mouth of fools.8 Like one who binds the stone in the sling is one who gives honor to a fool.9 Like a thorn that goes up into the hand of a drunkard is a proverb in the mouth of fools.10 Like an archer who wounds everyone is one who hires a passing fool or drunkard.411 Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.12 Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.13 The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road! There is a lion in the streets!”14 As a door turns on its hinges, so does a sluggard on his bed.15 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; it wears him out to bring it back to his mouth.16 The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who can answer sensibly.17 Whoever meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a passing dog by the ears.18 Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death19 is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!”20 For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.21 As charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.22 The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.23 Like the glaze5 covering an earthen vessel are fervent lips with an evil heart.24 Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart;25 when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart;26 though his hatred be covered with deception, his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling.28 A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin. Footnotes  25:8 Or presence of a noble, as your eyes have seen. 8Do not go hastily out to court  25:8 Hebrew or else  25:27 The meaning of the Hebrew line is uncertain  26:10 Or hires a fool or passersby  26:23 By revocalization; Hebrew silver of dross (ESV) New Testament: Titus 3:1–8 Titus 3:1–8 (Listen) Be Ready for Every Good Work 3 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, 2 to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. 3 For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. 4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8 The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people. (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 73 Psalm 73 (Listen) Book Three God Is My Strength and Portion Forever A Psalm of Asaph. 73 Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped.3 For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4 For they have no pangs until death; their bodies are fat and sleek.5 They are not in trouble as others are; they are not stricken like the rest of mankind.6 Therefore pride is their necklace; violence covers them as a garment.7 Their eyes swell out through fatness; their hearts overflow with follies.8 They scoff and speak with malice; loftily they threaten oppression.9 They set their mouths against the heavens, and their tongue struts through the earth.10 Therefore his people turn back to them, and find no fault in them.111 And they say, “How can God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?”12 Behold, these are the wicked; always at ease, they increase in riches.13 All in vain have I kept my heart clean and washed my hands in innocence.14 For all the day long I have been stricken and rebuked every morning.15 If I had said, “I will speak thus,” I would have betrayed the generation of your children. 16 But when I thought how to understand this, it seemed to me a wearisome task,17 until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I discerned their end. 18 Truly you set them in slippery places; you make them fall to ruin.19 How they are destroyed in a moment, swept away utterly by terrors!20 Like a dream when one awakes, O Lord, when you rouse yourself, you despise them as phantoms.21 When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart,22 I was brutish and ignorant; I was like a beast toward you. 23 Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.24 You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength2 of my heart and my portion forever. 27 For behold, those who are far from you shall perish; you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you.28 But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works. Footnotes  73:10 Probable reading; Hebrew the waters of a full cup are drained by them  73:26 Hebrew rock (ESV) Proverb: Proverbs 23:29–35 Proverbs 23:29–35 (Listen) 29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes?30 Those who tarry long over wine; those who go to try mixed wine.31 Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly.32 In the end it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder.33 Your eyes will see strange things, and your heart utter perverse things.34 You will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea, like one who lies on the top of a mast.135 “They struck me,” you will say,2 “but I was not hurt; they beat me, but I did not feel it. When shall I awake? I must have another drink.” Footnotes  23:34 Or of the rigging  23:35 Hebrew lacks you will say (ESV)
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This episode looks at Psalm 10:1, “Why, O LORD, do you stand far away? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?” When we face difficulty or trial it seems as though God has left us. May we be reminded that he only brings us through what is necessary for our good and his glory.
The other day, my niece, Elle Brown, and I was chatting by phone. At one point, Elle conducted a quick interview, asking me questions like . . . What's the one thing nobody knows about you? What is it that makes you so motivated to live your best life? Where do you pull from for your strength? In this episode, you'll find out . . . How the Covid-19, stay-at-home period led Brie to notice that I'm the same person I've always been Why creating a job instead of having a job is something you might want to consider How remaining silent in the face of drama can help you stay focused on your dream and goals What the sit-in movement was as part of the larger civil rights movement in the U.S. How misery can serve as a motivation to move your life forward Why bringing your best self forward is so important – especially when you're looking in the mirror Why I deleted a podcast episode a year after posting it Why it took me so long to start a podcast How to accept honest feedback about the content you create Why on Thanksgiving Day my brother said to me, “Remind me never to invite you to go out with me, especially to my friends' homes, ever again.” What's the latest scoop on my explorations for dance in Virtual Reality Thank you for listening, my friend. I appreciate you. TAP IN to Your Full Potential www.LaurieTALKS.com @k.sounds.audio @LaurieTALKS
Are you DOING for everyone else? Living a secondhand life? Today's guest, Amanda Ewin shares with Mary Markham what she thought was normal at the time, how her busy life was a life of doing for everybody else and became exhausting. She had to ask for help. Amanda hired a coach, and interesting enough, thought the coach would help her with time management without being told, “You're doing too much.” And, of course, immediately thought this was the wrong person to help her. Amanda discovered she needed someone to help her look at all the things she was doing and see which ones were negotiable. She was offering to help others when she was struggling herself. If it didn't bring her joy, she let it go. Amanda learned how to set boundaries, step down or away from the things that she felt were respected or looked at as success and being attached to her identity. It was in this awareness that helped Amanda realize she no longer aspired to do it all and be Superwoman. She learned what was bringing her joy, how things affected her or impacted what she was doing or how she was feeling. This empowerment led her to becoming a Lifestyle Coach and Meditation Teacher helping high-achieving women shift from ‘meh' to magnificent in less than 90 days using a blend of hot science and fun spirituality, so they bounce out of bed in the morning. TAKEAWAYS: Magic happens outside your comfort zone Take time out Try something scary every day Remind yourself you are where you are meant to be right now It's going to be okay You have all the time you need It's all a journey Change the trajectory Everyone has a story To Contact Amanda Ewin: website: www.thelilaclounge.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please remember to SUBSCRIBE today and tell your friends about this inspiring conversation. ALL episodes can easily be found on all podcast platforms. If you have a “Starting Over” story you'd like to share or if you are struggling, questioning everything and looking for support, and guidance or looking to stretch your Faith, let's connect. Please contact me at: Mary A Markham Spiritual Life Coach www.maryamarkham.com
In this episode, I talk about why many creative people feel the need to take on the world by themselves… Then, I hand out all of my favorite ways to do more by NOT doing it alone. The key is to simplify. It really is that simple. Not EASY, but SIMPLE. Quick Links: Wyzant and Lynda.com
In this episode, I take you through the process that I take myself and my clients through when we feel like a failure. 1. Remember that Life is 50/50. Crappy moments are a part of the human experience. It's OKAY to feel like you failed. 2. Give your brain the mic and ask it: WHY do I feel like a failure right now? *What does your brain say? What went wrong? What was the expectation that was not met?3. Then, ask yourself...What would I like to do now? *Knowing that I am still 100% on track to success as I see it/my goal4. Remind yourself that FAILURE MEANS YOU SHOWED. *Do not use your failure against you. Use it FOR you. You showed up! Go you!*Notice/choose thoughts that serve you: I did it! I'm on my way!5. Reflect & Journal: What might I do next time? 6. Remember how powerful you are, shake it off and decide on what inspired action you are GOING TO take nextStory mentioned: The tale of two wolveshttps://www.nanticokeindians.org/page/tale-of-two-wolves- - - - - Enjoy this podcast? Ready to take our relationship to the next level? ASKING FOR WHAT YOU WANT my first mini-course ...is LIVE!! Click the link to learn more: https://nandicamille.thinkific.com/courses/asking-for-what-you-wantQuestions about Life Coaching, have an idea for the podcast? Send me an email at: hello@NandiCamille.comLet's be Social! Find me on Instagram @nandi.camilleLearn more at: NandiCamille.com
On Purpose with Jay Shetty Podcast Notes Intro Jay Shetty (@JayShettyIW) is a best-selling author, former monk, and purpose coach who strives to help wisdom go viral. In this episode of On Purpose, Jay Shetty outlines 12 lessons he has learned over the last 12 months to thrive mentally and spiritually in the ever-changing modern times we are living in.Read the full notes @ podcastnotes.orgLessons can be learned anytime, anywhere, and at any given situation. These lessons are packed with learning that will help us grow to become a better person. Some are easily learned, some leave lasting and painful memories. For the past twelve months, we all have been trying to adapt to the new normal, to a completely different way of life for our own safety and everyone else around us. Last year was a true test of mental strength, emotional awareness, and physical agility to endure and persevere in any adversary. In this episode of On Purpose, Jay Shetty shares lessons he learned in the past year as he tried to stay on top of his life and remain connected to the people close to him. Grab a copy of your own Think Like A Monk book now! Head over to samatea.com/onpurpose to find out your Tea Personality! Key Takeaways: 00:00 Intro 02:51 Reflect on the lessons you've learned every year 04:41 Lesson #1: Focus on the input and the intention, detach yourself from the result 10:55 Lesson #2: You can't always find joy and happiness but you can always find meaning and service 14:52 Lesson #3 Remind yourself of the gifts brought by terrible situations 16:00 Lesson #4: We have to learn to celebrate people while they are alive 19:35 Lesson #5: Look at how we are controlled by fear 21:39 Lesson #6: Digital friendships can go deeper 23:45 Lesson #7: Anything can be done in 48 hours 27:19 Lesson #8: There's never a better time to learn when you're not sure what's going on 28:24 Lesson #9: When you don't get what you want, you get more of what you need 29:29 Lesson #10: Solitude is as necessary as community 30:18 Lesson #11: Invest in energy first, expertise second 30:53 Lesson #12: The mind has to be used by you for what you want to believe Like this show? Please leave us a review here - even one sentence helps! Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag us so we can thank you personally! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Old Testament: Proverbs 11–12 Proverbs 11–12 (Listen) 11 A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is his delight.2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.5 The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness.6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the treacherous are taken captive by their lust.7 When the wicked dies, his hope will perish, and the expectation of wealth1 perishes too.8 The righteous is delivered from trouble, and the wicked walks into it instead.9 With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.11 By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is overthrown.12 Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.13 Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.14 Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.15 Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm, but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure.16 A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches.17 A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.18 The wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.19 Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live, but he who pursues evil will die.20 Those of crooked heart are an abomination to the LORD, but those of blameless ways are his delight.21 Be assured, an evil person will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will be delivered.22 Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, the expectation of the wicked in wrath.24 One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.25 Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.26 The people curse him who holds back grain, but a blessing is on the head of him who sells it.27 Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor,2 but evil comes to him who searches for it.28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.29 Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise.31 If the righteous is repaid on earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner!12 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but a man of evil devices he condemns.3 No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved.4 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.5 The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them.7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand.8 A man is commended according to his good sense, but one of twisted mind is despised.9 Better to be lowly and have a servant than to play the great man and lack bread.10 Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.11 Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.12 Whoever is wicked covets the spoil of evildoers, but the root of the righteous bears fruit.13 An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips,3 but the righteous escapes from trouble.14 From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man's hand comes back to him.15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.16 The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.17 Whoever speaks4 the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit.18 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy.21 No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble.22 Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.23 A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims folly.24 The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.26 One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor,5 but the way of the wicked leads them astray.27 Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.628 In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death. Footnotes  11:7 Or of his strength, or of iniquity  11:27 Or acceptance  12:13 Or In the transgression of the lips, there is an evil snare  12:17 Hebrew breathes out  12:26 Or The righteous chooses his friends carefully  12:27 Or but diligence is precious wealth (ESV) New Testament: 2 Timothy 2 2 Timothy 2 (Listen) A Good Soldier of Christ Jesus 2 You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men,1 who will be able to teach others also. 3 Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. 5 An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. 7 Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. 8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, we will also live with him;12 if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us;13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself. A Worker Approved by God 14 Remind them of these things, and charge them before God2 not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,3 a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 16 But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, 17 and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who have swerved from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened. They are upsetting the faith of some. 19 But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” 20 Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. 21 Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable,4 he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. 22 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24 And the Lord's servant5 must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, 25 correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. Footnotes  2:2 The Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women, depending on the context  2:14 Some manuscripts the Lord  2:15 That is, one approved after being tested  2:21 Greek from these things  2:24 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 68:1–18 Psalm 68:1–18 (Listen) God Shall Scatter His Enemies To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song. 68 God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate him shall flee before him!2 As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away; as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish before God!3 But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy! 4 Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the LORD; exult before him!5 Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.6 God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land. 7 O God, when you went out before your people, when you marched through the wilderness, Selah8 the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God,1 the God of Israel.9 Rain in abundance, O God, you shed abroad; you restored your inheritance as it languished;10 your flock2 found a dwelling in it; in your goodness, O God, you provided for the needy. 11 The Lord gives the word; the women who announce the news are a great host:12 “The kings of the armies—they flee, they flee!” The women at home divide the spoil—13 though you men lie among the sheepfolds— the wings of a dove covered with silver, its pinions with shimmering gold.14 When the Almighty scatters kings there, let snow fall on Zalmon. 15 O mountain of God, mountain of Bashan; O many-peaked3 mountain, mountain of Bashan!16 Why do you look with hatred, O many-peaked mountain, at the mount that God desired for his abode, yes, where the LORD will dwell forever?17 The chariots of God are twice ten thousand, thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among them; Sinai is now in the sanctuary.18 You ascended on high, leading a host of captives in your train and receiving gifts among men, even among the rebellious, that the LORD God may dwell there. Footnotes  68:8 Or before God, even Sinai before God  68:10 Or your congregation  68:15 Or hunch-backed; also verse 16 (ESV) Proverb: Proverbs 23:12 Proverbs 23:12 (Listen) 12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge. (ESV)
Conversations — whether you love them or hate them, we all have to participate in them. What feels like a gift to some can be torture for others, but it doesn't have to be that way. Our guest today believes that anyone can learn how to be an exceptional conversationalist. Today our new host Michele Padilla, Director & Senior Leadership Consultant at FCCS is joined by Debra Fine, conference keynote speaker, trainer, and bestselling author of The Fine Art of Small Talk for a discussion about the power of conversation skills, building rapport, and networking. Debra will be speaking at the upcoming FCCS Leading Leaders course, and as an engineer, she has transformed her admiration for people who have the gift of easy conversation into a simple formula that anyone can follow. The skills in her conversation toolbox range from conversation starters, conversation killers, and the questions you can ask anyone to more fully enjoy your conversations, build your network, and earn the trust and possibly even the business of others. Today's Insights Include: The why behind honing conversations skills There's no getting around it — everyone has to participate in conversations. What seems like a natural gift for some can actually be learned by anyone. Introverts and extroverts have different strengths in conversations. Too many people don't pay attention to their conversation skills because they have never learned how to hone them. Benefits of learning small talk Small talk is the appetizer to any relationship. Referrals will come more readily when small talk comes easy. Small talk creates a culture that people enjoy being in. Companies that have an environment of easy small talk rise above competitors. Traits of the best conversationalists They assume the burden of other people's comfort. They introduce themselves to others first. They offer conversation topics that others can join in on. They ask open-ended questions that encourage continued conversations. How to start a conversation with anyone First, notice whether someone is already engaged in a conversation with someone else. Break into a group by introducing yourself first and offering some self-disclosure. Remind yourself of things you can discuss about the other person. Walk up to people and just say hello — make it a task if necessary. Move away from your desk or seat and make your way around the room. The value of networking as a leader You don't know where you might be in three or five years from now. Networking has to happen before you need to rely on your network. Building a network is key to building rapport within your organization. People are much more interested in working with someone who is interested in them. Key networking habits of successful leaders Take ownership of your responsibility to connect with others. Leaders introduce people to other people. Leaders show a genuine interest in a person through their eye contact and body language. You may not be able to mentor everyone, but you can take 3-5 minutes to connect with anyone. Ask for referrals to get your company on other's radars. Use Google Alerts to stay in touch with key happenings. Leaders don't keep the conversation centered on themselves for long — keep the ball moving back and forth. This podcast is powered by FCCS. Resources The Fine Art of Small Talk by Debra Fine Leading Leaders Get in touch email@example.com
Start Connecting More Matthew 26:36-38 Sometimes God “sits us down” in order to “lift us up” Connection Matters: Ecclesiastes 4:9a, “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other…” Galatians 6:2, “Share each other's burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.” James 5:16, “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” Intentional Connection Live on Purpose Jesus purposefully invites Peter, James and John to be with Him. Live with Purpose Jesus purposefully prepares Peter, James and John for their own dark nights. Live for a Purpose Jesus connected then, so that we might connect now. “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.” John 17:20 “LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered— how fleeting my life is.” Psalm 39:4
Happy Wellness Wednesday, Today's breath is Diaphragmatic Breathing which strengthens diaphragm making it less energy to breathe. Place one hand on your stomach just below rib cage and the other hand on your upper chest. Inhale through your nose deeply, inflating your stomach. Focus on keeping the hand on your chest still as you inhale. Exhale through pursed lips, tightening your stomach muscles and drawing inward. Repeat this cycle for five to ten minutes. Today's nudge is: Rested & ready. Hopefully you had a good night's rest and are ready to face your day. If you did not, that's ok. The breathwork we just did will help you feel rested and ready. You can practice it throughout the day! The longer the inhale, the more energy you are giving yourself. Let's say our nudge together tapping our fingers to our thumb to this beat: Rested and re-adySay it again Rested and re-ady and one last time Rested and re-ady You have the breath to get you through the day. You also have the attitude. It is mind over matter. Remind yourself how rested and ready you are throughout the day and you will feel it!! Have a great Wellness Wednesday!
Andrew Freund is dishin' with The Card Counter's Tiffany Haddish and Tye Sheridan! Plus, you'll never guess which celebrities are 'Thirst trapping with the Stars,' and we're still celebrating Beyonce's 40th birthday and the birth of Cardi B and Offset's second baby on today's Dish Nation!
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Today's chat is a little remix! It's just you and me friend! Here is a sneak peak of what went down in today's chat: ➕ 5 Things I Wish Knew as a New Designer ➕ What it was like for me transitioning post school ➕ Exciting new launch coming soon!! I are so grateful to get to connect with you on the podcast and here on the instagram! Starting anything new is scary and vulnerable and you for sure will make tons of mistakes, but just know future you will be so proud that you are doing the thing and creating a life you love! We are in this together one red line at a time ~ a l w a y s C O N N E C T @studio.chats @kelseylpaul
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“Your thoughts change your life.” Today we are talking about the power of the subconscious mind. The information here is not only going to change the dynamic of how you respond and react but can ultimately give you the joy, the lasting joy that you so desperately seek. We're going to cover some of the basics; then, we will expand on those basics to help you elevate your personal development. Tune in as I chat about the differences between the conscious and the subconscious mind and why we want to spend so much energy and attention on reprogramming the subconscious mind. In this Episode: [ 3:00 ] I asked my dog, what's two minus two? He said nothing. [ 9:00 ] Start to pay attention to your thoughts + tune into your feelings [ 12:30 ] Collect the data, so you know what to change [ 14:00 ] Get below the surface and track your conscious thoughts [ 16:15 ] Remind yourself that you're a rebel + commit to the inner work Joy Filling Quotes: “We have the power to reprogram our subconscious mind if we're willing to put our attention and resources there.” “The subconscious mind is keeping you stuck.” “We need to collect the data, so we know what to change. Once we know what to change, we can unroot from that.” “Your mind will work for you in an unstoppable way.” “The inner work starts with getting more information; you need to just educate yourself.” Resources: The Power of Your Subconscious Mind: HERE True To Your Core: CLICK HERE Free Affirmation Downloads: https://rebelsforjoy.com/hip-hop Free Forgiveness Quick Start Formula : CLICK HERE Free Boundaries Quick Start Formula: CLICK HERE IG: www.instagram.com/rebelsforjoy IG Personal: @Bonniekelly.me Facebook Group www.facebook.com/groups/rebelsforjoy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rebelsforjoy
Blinded by his pride and fears Zedekiah In the end, became what he was. His eyes were taken out. He was a prisoner to his fear and pride. And in the end, he was led off into captivity. All his worst fears came true. He became what he was a blind, fearful prisoner. What a harsh and cruel master pride is. What we hear in II John today is so different. John is letting us know how Grace, mercy and truth come to all who love God and His kingdom, more than their own selves, who don't let fear and pride stand in love's way, that way Zedekiah and his officials blindly held on to their own lives. Even after repeated warnings. Let's be alert to any desire within or without, that would dissuade us from the way of love, from the truth and mercy that we have seen in Jesus. John says, watch out, that you do not lose what you have worked so hard to achieve, be diligent, so that you will receive your full reward. And we do that by remaining in the truth of the gospel. Remind your heart each day of the great love God has for you in Christ, you are God's child. You are one who listens to his word and responds to what he says in faith. You have eyes that see ever being freed from the blindness that comes with pride and fear. May you see more today. May you walk more in faith today and experience more freedom today? May you receive your full reward, the love, mercy and grace that is yours in Christ. That's the prayer that I have for my own soul. That's the prayer that I have for my family for my wife, my daughters, my son. And that's a prayer that I have for you. May it be so