Legendary character, said to deliver gifts to children on Christmas Eve
Welcome to Episode 133 of StarSound Speaks! And welcome to Sagittarius Season, where the Sun is in Big Ol' Jupiter's house. How do we make the most of Sag Season in light of the latest news about Covid and Omicron? The answers may lie with Mercury's magical cazimi November 28th... (hint hint: think Santa Claus' lap...) Speaking of Santa: 20% off StarSound Astrology sessions through the eclipse window! Just go to www.starsoundastrology.com Use coupon code ECLIPSE20. Good for single sessions. Expires 11:59pm EST Dec. 4th. Here's to Sag Season and divine exuberance! much love, irlianna samsara www.StarSoundAstrology.com
445. Part 1 of our conversation with Stephen Winick, of the Library of Contress. In 1902, on a prairie in southwest Louisiana, six members of a farming family are found murdered. Albert Edwin Batson, a white, itinerant farm worker, rapidly descends from likely suspect to likely lynching victim as people in the surrounding countryside lusted for vengeance. In a territory where the locals were coping with the opening of the prairies by the railroad and the disorienting, disruptive advances of the rice and oil industries into what was predominantly cattle country, Batson, an outsider, made an ideal scapegoat. Scott has studied the events of the time, and the ballads that were written about the death of Batson. This week in Louisiana history. November 27, 1813. Jean Lafitte offers $1,500 reward for the capture of Gov. W.C.C. Clairborne. This week in New Orleans history. Ella Brennan, Born in New Orleans, November 27, 1925. Among the now famous graduates of her kitchen are Paul Prudhomme, who arrived in 1975, and Emeril Lagasse, who began his service in 1983. This week in Louisiana. Christmas in Alexandria - Pineville The holiday season in Alexandria/Pineville, right in the heart of Louisiana, is Still Lit this year and we'd love for you to come visit! The 2021 festivities will be complete with sparking lights (check out our spirited Water Towers!), community parades, appearances by Santa Claus, and various performing opportunities to enjoy the arts. Whether it's enjoying an old-fashioned Christmas celebration; finding the “just right” gifts at our many locally-owned unique boutiques; enjoying festive foods/drinks at local cafes, breweries or the Food Truck Park; touring historic sites/homes; or listening to the sounds of the season that puts you in the holiday spirit, you can find it all in the Central Louisiana area. So plan your trip today! Use the itinerary builder here to create a list of the events you don't want to miss and then, if you plan to stayover, book a hotel room. If we can be of assistance in any way, please give us a call at 318.442.9546. We'd love to help you celebrate the season! Postcards from Louisiana. Jay Dufour and his band play at the Bourrée Restaurant.Listen on iTunes.Listen on Google Play.Listen on Google Podcasts.Listen on Spotify.Listen on Stitcher.Listen on TuneIn.The Louisiana Anthology Home Page.Like us on Facebook.
On this special episode I cover seven of my favorite Holiday themed horror movies I like to watch during the Christmas season. This episode is also available in video format on Spotify. Krampus Directed by: Michael Dougherty Written by Michael Dogherty, Todd Casey, and Zach Shields Stars: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, and David Koechner Plot Synopsis: A boy who has a bad Christmas accidentally summons a festive demon to his family home. https://anchor.fm/screamstream/episodes/S2E13-A-Very-Scary-Christmas-With-Krampus-eavsmg Blood Rage Directed by: John Grissmer Written by: Bruce Rubin Stars: Louise Lasser, Mark Soper Plot Synopsis: Twins Todd and Terry seem like sweet boys, that is, until one of them takes an axe to the face of a fellow patron at the local drive-in. Todd is blamed for the bloody crime and institutionalized, whilst twin brother Terry goes free. Ten years later and, as the family gathers around the table for a Thanksgiving meal, the news comes in that Todd has escaped. But has the real killer in fact been in their midst all along? One thing's for sure, there will be blood and rage! Black Christmas (Original) Directed by: Bob Clark who directed A christmas Story and Children shouldn't play with dead things. Written by: Roy Moore Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, and Margo Kidder During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger. https://anchor.fm/screamstream/episodes/S2E10-Black-Christmas-and-The-Witch-eavslc A Christmas Horror Story Christmas horror anthology including shorts directed by: Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, Brett Sullivan and written by: James Kee, Sarah Larsen, and Doug Taylor. Stars: William Shatner, George Buza, and Rob Archer. Plot Synopsis: Interwoven stories that take place on Christmas Eve, as told by one festive radio host: A family brings home more than a Christmas tree, a student documentary becomes a living nightmare, a Christmas spirit terrorizes, Santa slays evil. https://anchor.fm/screamstream/episodes/S2E11-A-Christmas-Horror-Story-eavsld Silent Night Deadly Night Directed by: Charles E Sellier Jr. Written by: Paul Caimi and Michael Hickey Stars: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, and Toni Nero Plot Synopsis: Little Billy witness his parents getting killed by Santa after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now Billy is 18, and out of the orphanage, and he has just become Santa, himself. Rare Exports Directed by: Jalmari Helander Written by: Jalmari Helander, Juuso Helander, and Petri Jokiranta Stars: Jorma Tommila, Onni Tommila, and Peeter Jakobi Plot Synopsis: In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 meters deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up. This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus. Christmas Evil Written and Directed by: Lewis Jackson Stars: Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Dianne Hull Plot Synopsis: A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree. https://anchor.fm/screamstream/episodes/S2E12-Christmas-Evil-eavslb
It's Black Friday — should you shop in-store or online? We'll take a closer look at what you can expect and CNBC's senior retail reporter, Courtney Reagan, has more on what the supply chain crisis means for businesses. Plus, Covid cases are on the rise in some parts of the country and a variant found in South Africa is causing major concerns. Also, a string of so-called smash and grab robberies in high-end stores are causing Black Friday shoppers to think twice before heading into a store. And, Buckingham Palace is calling a new documentary about Prince Williams and Prince Harry “overblown and unfounded.” Plus, there are new questions about Queen Elizabeth's health as she spends her first Christmas without Prince Phillip.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Or rather, Happy T-Hanksgiving! This week we dig deep into the Tom Hanks-filled 2004 animated feature The Polar Express, which somehow manages to turn Chris Van Allsburg's 32-page book into a feature-length adventure full of magical train-hopping hobos, swing-dancing elves, and one kid's quest to continue believing in Santa at all costs. Our discussion takes some wild turns, from musing on the film's intended audience, to The Polar Express's influence on later animated features and video games (more than you'd think!), to postulating the existence of a Santa Claus multiverse. So hold onto your tickets and hop aboard, because this train's about to leave the station! Questions/Comments? Email us at XmasCreeps@gmail.comTweet us @ChristmasCreepsVisit us on the web at ChristmasCreeps.com! Join us on our Discord channel! Intro: The Loco-Motion (Kylie Minogue) Outro: Happy Christmas, You Guys! (Simon Panrucker) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
LIVE FROM NEW YORK CITY: It's the sixty seventh Cinema Of The State Thanksgiving Day Parade, marching YOUR WAY!!!! With your hosts Mike McCabe and Trace Sauveur. The world's greatest floats & Balloons & conversations are here!, including: Peter Rabbit, mark wahlberg, The Hall of Sandler, Chris Hansen waiting in a decoy kitchen, a discussion of blink-182's No Heart To Speak of, the punisher, Greg Heffley, the blink-182 mascots, Kevin McAllister running around New York, pickle Rick in a delorean, Peter griffin, Annie Wilkes beating Paul Sheldon with a sledgehammer, Julia stiles, a discussion of the 2011 film Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules,The cat in the hat, The Mask performing Cuban Pete, Podfellas, Ted, the plane from snakes on a plane, a giant robot spider, Beca doing the cups, Prince Thadeous, and a Special appearance by the one and only Santa Claus!
Happy Thanksgiving friends! In this episode, Jered and I share what our holidays were while we were growing up and how we have navigated creating our own holiday traditions with our children. We also share how to decided to handle the tradition of Santa Claus, how it created strife in my family and what we do with our kids every year to make Christmas fun and enjoyable. We chat about gift giving with our kids and our little bit of advice on how to have a less stressful Christmas season. We hope you enjoy it! xo - Lisa Grab my FREE GIFT GIVING GUIDE here! https://habitsandhome.com/017 What topics would you like for us to cover? Email us! email@example.com GROUP WORKSHOPS: Be the first to know when my online workshops are available. Go to http://habitsandhome.com/workshops and join my first to know email list. FREE DOWNLOAD: 3 Step Guide for Downsizing and Decluttering Any Room in Your Home http://habitsandhome.com/freebie CONNECT WITH ME: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisaelizotte Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisaelizotte WORK WITH ME: http://habitsandhome.com/organize
We got one! Fans continue to #BackThePack, as Hasbro's Ghostbusters Proton Pack HasLab project surges, whilst stretch goal reveals send fans fleeing from the Star Wars Rancor like rats off a sinking ship. Plus, Super7 fully unveils their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Wagon, including its not-so-tubular price tag. And, Santa Claus is coming to town and he's pissed! Fresh Monkey Fiction rolls out a line of Naughty or Nice action figures, featuring a Zombie-version of Jolly Old Saint Nick. YouTube The Reluctant Adult Podcast Instagram @TheReluctantAdultPodcast Twitter @Reluctant_Pod Pre-order the Hasbro Ghostbusters Plasma Series Spengler Neutrona Wand from Entertainment Earth Buy something for Paul from his Amazon Wishlist Buy something for Bill from his Amazon Wishlist
Marcus Ruef, Chairman of the Happy Holiday Railway, joins Jon Hansen (filling in for Steve Bertrand) on Chicago's Afternoon News to explain how you can embark on a festive train ride with Santa Claus starting November 26th. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka
The S&P managed to eke out a gain today, but is still down nearly a percent from all-time highs. The Nasdaq is down more than 2%. And while the next month is traditionally strong for stocks, that got us wondering if the Santa Claus rally has already come and gone?
Black Friday is here and you better get on the ball, because Santa Claus can't get past the ports this year. In this episode, Daniella and Barbaranne reveal their fantastic holiday gift ideas with Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale suggestions. Daniella gives a passionate warning against buying concert tickets, but highly recommends the iPic theatre experience. Barbaranne drops some knowledge around the Fever app, tarot cards and Barb's Bag of Tricks. Happy Thanksgiving Honest AFers! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Painty Man Andrew DeWitt is here with another solo podcast while John Roy shows his cute baby off to his relatives. This episode Andrew drops way too many f bombs and goes in depth with his love of HeroQuest, his mom's obsession with painting Santa Claus figurines and how it all started him down the path of painting plastic pain. Lots of DnD, Old Hammer, Dragon Lance and retro table top gaming talk in this episode! intro music from the amiga HeroQuest game, outro music by the famous and award winning @fluxpavilion .
WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, November 23. Our top story is about the most prolific scorer in Bradley basketball history becoming a member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. You'll also hear about the annual Santa Claus parade organized by the Peoria Area Community Events board. WCBU's Jody Holtz interviews parade co-chair Susie Stockman, who says Peoria's Santa Claus parade is the oldest in the nation.
Happy Thanksgiving Week! It is hard to believe we are already so close to the big November holiday and that means Christmas is right around the corner! But before we turn the page to Santa Claus and reindeer, we are closing out our Thanksgiving episodes by going back to the land of Boy Meets World. In this episode, Matt discusses how strange it is for students to win a turkey, how the whole class differences vibe threw him off and how he really struggled to determine whether or not this would be deemed a classic Thanksgiving episode. Get your stretchy pants on, make sure to baste that turkey in the oven and listen in to our final Thanksgiving episode of the year!
*** Brandon's awkward encounter with Santa at NEA Baptist's Tree Lighting. *** Go for a ride today! *** Brandon preps for Thanksgiving meal. *** For Plumbers, the day after Thanksgiving Is called "Brown Friday". *** Signs of a bad Thanksgiving guest. *** Brandon spends his night ballin' with the Red Wolves & the Razorbacks! *** Monday morning motivation with Eric Burch. *** Mistakes men and women make that make them appear unsexy. *** Thanksgiving meal cost per person has gone up this year. *** "Mike is a cheater" vandal hits wrong car. ***
In this minisode, Cody and Chris are back to bring you holiday cheer...or is it fear? First, Cody shares two peoples' very different experiences seeing Santa Claus (and also a personal story, dun dun dunnnn!). Then, Chris tells a creepy tale of a person who felt a presence in his grandma's house over Christmas that might have been something far more sinister than the paranormal. Can you guess next week's topic?
Welcome to Season 3 of the Yuletide TV podcast! The boys kick off their third year reviewing Christmas TV episodes with Pandering Week, reviewing some classic Christmas eps for popular TV shows. They begin their journey with "The One Where Rachel Quits" from the third season of Friends (available to stream on HBOMAX). Will they start off their new season with a classic or a lump of coal? get your holiday season started by listening in to find out! Other topics discussed in this episode include: hockey references, Sister Christian by Night Ranger, Power Rangers, Santa Claus being Uncle Sam, comedians that won't play college campuses, cash grab books, Jim Gaffigan impressions, understand Rachel, needing the fear, women in STEM, Girl Scout cookies, easter egg videos, and asking listeners to send pictures of themselves at airport Chili's. IMDB entry for this episode: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0583474/.
It's that time again! Time to curl up on the couch and welcome in the Holidays with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! From floats to music performances to marching bands to Santa Claus himself, the parade has it all! Join Chris & Kris as they give you all the details to this year's massive event. They also give a peak at what's to come from the podcast as the Holidays approach. Stay safe and Happy Holidays! Links Christmas Time in the City Merch Christmas Time in the City YouTube Channel Equipment used to make this podcast: *Samson Q2U Dynamic USB Microphone *Sennheiser Pro Audio HD280PRO Headphone *Zoom PodTrak P4 Portable Multitrack Podcast Recorder Hindenburg Journalist Audio Editing Software *This is an Affiliate Link meaning the podcast earns a commission from qualifying purchases. This helps support the podcast at no additional cost to you
This show is packed to the gills. We have it all, bad editing, poor sound quality, boring content, you name it, we've got it.First up is Santa Claus is NOT Coming to Town, and Katie Gibson shares the story of how she kept the magic alive for her younger sister.Rich Chambers shares another Christmas memory and we listen to his take on The Snow Miser and The Heat Miser from The Year Without a Santa Claus. Check out Rich's album here:https://richchambers.com/santa-s-rockin-bandThen we're joined by Scott and Jay from Jingle Jank podcast. We listen to 4 classic British Christmas songs and find out if the boys have ever heard of them. This is the first half and we listen to another 3 in the next episode.Here's the songs:A Spaceman Came Travelling by Chris de Burghhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmZg7tvGN9oI Believe in Father Christmas by Greg Lakehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfY4b1NszpYDecember Will Be Magic Again by Kate Bushhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SldDENZ_jUFairytale of New York by The Pogues & Kirsty MacCollhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9jbdgZidu8Check out the Jingle Jank here:jinglejank.comThis episode's book review is Seth's Christmas Ghost Stories from Biblioasis. Very atmospheric short stories to revive the tradition of ghost stories at Christmas. Check them out here:http://biblioasis.com/product-category/fiction/seths-christmas-ghost-stories/If you'd like to win a couple of these books just email me and your name will go in the hat, with the winner to be announced in the next episde.http://biblioasis.com/product-category/fiction/seths-christmas-ghost-stories/Then we have an interview with Geoff Malcolmson the creator of Santa and Ruudy an online comic strip. If you follow it on Facebook you'll get a daily strip each day of December. It's just like a little advent calendar.https://www.facebook.com/SantaandRuudyThis episode we have two Top Ten Christmas Movie Lists, they're from Frank and Shelli Arnold and Mary Polte. Where will they stand on our chart, only one person can decide, Judge Jack.Robin and Juno are BACK! They explain to us exactly why we put out a stocking at Christmas and then attempt to sing the wonderful classic Last Christmas by Wham.Then we have a clip from Ed Daly explaining what inspired one of the all time greatest Christmas songs, Silent Night. This story is taken from his book The Christmas Book: The Ultimate Guide To Your Favourite Holiday.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Book-Ultimate-Favorite-Holiday-ebook/dp/B09D17ZK2QIf you want to get in touch, what's stopping you?Do it now.Merry Christmas
The trial of 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse has captivated the country. Was the teen looking for trouble during protests last year when he showed up in Kenosha, Wisconsin armed with a rifle? Or was he there simply to protect business owners and keep the peace? Either way, two people were killed and a third hurt. The jury apparently believed that it was self-defense and acquitted Rittenhouse. Vice President Kamala Harris had presidential powers for a time today when President Biden underwent a colonoscopy. But at Biden's age, a colonoscopy isn't considered a routine procedure. So why did he need it? The House passed the president's big social spending plan. But it faces an uncertain future in the Senate. More people are showing up to hospitals to be treated for eating disorders. The pandemic is to blame. CDC advisers support expanding COVID19 vaccine boosters to all U.S. adults. California has been ahead of the feds on this one. The UC system is now officially stopping the practice of looking at standardized tests when it comes to admissions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ed Clissold, chief U.S. strategist for Ned Davis Research, says that the market has room to run into next year, but that 2022 is likely to see much more volatility and much slower growth, even if inflation concerns start to fade and interest rates don't move dramatically higher. Clissold expects an earnings environment that is less friendly, traditional mid-term election year doldrums and more to hold the market to an average year overall, but with more pullbacks and downturns en route to that profitable finish. By contrast, Jim Welsh, macro strategist at Smart Portfolios, says the technicals -- along with some market history, plus higher inflation for longer than he believes most are expecting -- suggest that trouble is coming next year; unlike most technicians who have appeared on the show, Welsh expects the market to take a step back before starting a Santa Claus rally to finish 2021. Also on the show, Stephen Hester, partner at Wide Moat Research and editor at the Intelligent REIT Options Advisor newsletter, compares business-development companies to REITs as a portfolio tool, and financial adviser Tony Hixon discusses his book, 'Retirement Stepping Stones,' and how important it is for people to consider more than their finances as they prepare to end their working careers.
On this episode we talk about the scary trend of drug dealers pressing pills with fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, and other narcotics in the shapes of popular logos, cartoon characters and even Santa Claus. Our YCSO Drug Chemists help us identify these dangerous pill that could be mistaken by kids as just sugar candies.
DOWNLOAD SOLCIETY APP NOW! Speaker 1 (00:03):Welcome to the Solarpreneur podcast, where we teach you to take your solar business to the next level. My name is Taylor Armstrong and I went from $50 in my bank account and struggling for groceries to closing 150 deals in a year and cracking the code on why sales reps fail. I teach you to avoid the mistakes I made and bringing the top solar dogs, the industry to let you in on the secrets of generating more leads, falling up like a pro and closing more deals. What is a Solarpreneur you might ask a Solarpreneur is a new breed of solar pro that is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve mastery and you are about to become one.Speaker 2 (00:42):Two big mistakes I made last week and some golden rules that were broken, that in much more, we're going to be talking about in jamming today on the Solarpreneur podcast. What's up, what's going on? My name is Taylor Armstrong. I'm here to help you close more deals, generate more leads and referrals. And as always, hopefully have a much better time in the solar industry. Hope you're doing well. We're coming up on Thanksgiving, the holiday season, depending on when you're listening to this and always a great time to get people in a better mood. Um, if you can get them some solar panels on their roof, what a great gift, what a great thing to be thankful for and what a great Christmas present, right? So hopefully it gives you some extra motivation to push hard something we've been talking about in, um, some of these Knockstar trainings and other mastermind groups I'm in right now is a lot of people use holidays to relax, to not push as hard, but you being a Solarpreneur, you should push even harder.Speaker 2 (01:47):If you know, you're going to be taken off two weeks for Christmas or 10 days, whatever, push as hard as you can go do a blitz, get out there and then you can rest easy knowing you crushed it, leading up to the holidays, Thanksgiving and all that. So we're going to jump into the topic, sorry to get sidetracked on the holidays, get thinking about Santa Claus and all that and, um, birth of Jesus and just gets me grateful. But let's jump into the podcast. Before we go into the topic today, just wanted to give a reminder. We have a solar training platform called society. You can go download the app and I'm getting messages on social media about, um, you know, other people's training platforms about Knockstar we'll. We might do some podcasts on just, you know, course reviews. I know there's some great content out there.Speaker 2 (02:41):Some great courses that people have already put together for solar training and it's all good stuff. So whenever people ask me, Hey, what should I buy the D2DU the Knockstar, the Solar University, whatever. There's a lot of different ones. And you can ask me about those, but before you me to go download our soul society app, cause we have snippets of their trainings. You can go sample the different trainings because we are setting up partnerships with the people that already have courses out there. And also if you want to be, you know, if you want to be a member of society, if you want to get the exclusive content on there, we're doing it at a super reasonable price and you get discounts to everyone else's courses and a lot of cool tools and things like that on there. So anyways just is in my head because I've been getting a few messages about it.Speaker 2 (03:35):So if you want additional training first, go check out our society platform. And um, I say, go buy everyone's our training program, right? We're all doing different things. We're all adding unique value in the industry. And if you're listening to this, you should be trained on the things you've learned. Take what you learned from the podcast. Go teach it to other people. Go ask to give trainings at your correlations. Even just go on social media. I dunno, do a Facebook live, whatever. Go on Instagram. Talk about what you've learned. Tag me would love that. And guess what? If you do that, it's going to solidify the content more in your head. So anyways, go download society. Let's jump into the topic. So today we're going to be talking about two mistakes I recently made and two golden rules of selling that I broke. And I'm going to preface this by inviting you.Speaker 2 (04:33):If you haven't already read closer's survival guide by grant Cardone. I've talked about it many times in the podcast. And I know I've probably mentioned these same golden rules before, but I was reminded of how important there, because I broke them reasonably and it costs me time. It cost me money. It costs me, uh, deals. So I don't want the same thing to happen to you. You will learn from my mistakes. And that's what I'm trying to do is help you learn from my mistakes. You don't have to go out and make the same ones. So the first ones, and I have stories that happen with these. So you're going to hear the stories first, and then I'm going to read the little section, um, these golden rules they can come from, obviously grant Cardone's closer survival guide. So go read that. Um, especially the first section in there.Speaker 2 (05:25):I think there's a ton of great things that can be applied. So anyways, the first rule that I broke, here's what happened. I was in a deal on Saturday. This was two days ago at the time that I'm recording this podcast and this, uh, you know, this appointment I had set up, it seemed a really solid, um, they let me in their house, we're chatting at their dinner table as was setting up the appointment. Um, next day appointment told me to come back. It's 2:00 PM. So I went back, I'm actually in the morning I was doing some knocking in the area. I saw the guy in the garage and I said, Hey, Manny, I'm looking forward to going over the solar design numbers here at two. And he confirmed in the garage, said, yeah, we're looking forward to it. We'll see you soon. Always a great sign.Speaker 2 (06:15):If you can catch them out, you know, weed in their yard or in the garage, always a good idea to double confirm it or to, you know, say what's up as you're walking by. So I had a good feeling about it, but what happened was I went back, went through the presentation, went okay. Um, his wife came out and she wasn't quite as excited as she was, as I was setting up the appointment. That's the other reason why I felt like it was more solid. Cause I talked to both decision makers, both husband and wife. They said they're going to be there. And they were, I'm like, okay, great. We're talking in his garage about his drones. He races, drones. He has like 50 drones hung up all over his garage. So we're talking about that. We're just, uh, you know, shooting the breeze, built a good rapport, good relationship.Speaker 2 (07:05):But as we start going through everything, the mistake I made was this. We were sitting in their garage the whole time and guess what? There was only one chair in their garage. So the one big rule that I violated here, I was not sitting down with them. And that was not in their house. If you're in a garage, it's going to be a lot harder to lock people down. We go through it and they're still interested. But at the end they say to her, yeah, we need to, you know, go over this. We might be moving next year. We need to really think about something we want to do. We don't want to like some applications. We don't want to do anything. We'll get back to you on Monday. Um, try it a few times, three, four times to, you know, loop around and go back into it, get them to Elise, uh, get the application in and all that, but nothing. So I'm like, okay, couldn't lock it down. But again, the big mistake I made and this is the rule, I did not have him sit down and I'm just going to read what grant Cardone says about this. If you have his book, it is on page 74. He goes through 20 rules of closing. And matter of fact,Speaker 3 (08:28):Rule number one always be seated when negotiating and closing. So here's what he says. He says, this is a policy that is frequently violated and miss. Even by seasoned professionals, you will hardly ever close someone. If you're standing up the same goes, present the product service or idea on your feet, but always negotiate the terms from your seat. In addition to making sure you're seated when attempting agreement closure, you want to have the prospect seated as well. Even if your a prospect stands up, remain seated, suggesting that you are not done, you are not reacting and that you are not calm, that you are confident of agreement going from a seating position to standing up, suggest that something has changed and allows your prospect to exit in, in the negotiations. So there you have it, uncle G himself, he's saying that you always need to be seated. You always need to negotiate and close, seated and preferably at their kitchen table. That's a secondSpeaker 2 (09:32):Key to this is if at all possible get them on the kitchen table rather than just sitting at a couch or sitting, I don't know, on the outside patio. And that's that works too, but ideally get on their kitchen table. Cause who do we have at our kitchen table? We have guests. We have family members. We have the people that are closest to us. Who do we have on the couch? In the front room. We have people that are visiting that are stopping by to say hello. But the people that we grow, the closest to that we trust the most we're having at the dinner table. Right? So that's step two of this. If at all possible, get them sitting down at the dinner table and make sure you get everyone sitting. And I did make an attempt at, so I'm not going to say I forgot this completely as it definitely went through my mind, I need to get these people sitting down.Speaker 2 (10:30):But my issue was I only made one attempt and I didn't play so much importance on it. They said, Hey, we're, uh, w we'll just meet in the garage. And I said, okay, well, um, do you have, I kind of started, I hesitated. And I said, well, do you have some chairs we can sit at? And they brought out one and they, and they said, oh, you can sit here. Just put your stuff here. And that was it. I didn't fight him on it. I didn't make an attempt to, you know, get inside the house again. And that was my big mistake, cost me money. And who knows what? I've, what I've closed. The deal buys at the kitchen table. Maybe not, but what I've had, what I have had a much better shot at it, much better chance, a hundred percent. So make sure whatever you do.Speaker 2 (11:15):You're getting them to sit down. You're getting on those buttons in a seat and it's going to build that much more trust. It's going to make sure you can hang in the pocket more. Cause guess what happened? As things started getting tough, they were already on their feet. As they were hesitant to submit an application, the wife, she just starts walking towards the door, walking in. They can escape. If they're sitting down, you can keep them there and you can go through everything you need to. So that's the first big mistake I made. Make sure you get people seated at all times. And here's the second one. This one is, um, not just a single mistake I made, but I've made it multiple times over a lots of deals. And I see this, especially with people that are new to closing, I see this one made all the time in people that are just starting out closing.Speaker 2 (12:09):So here's this mistake. Um, two deals in particular. The first one I had closed, this was about, um, three months ago, actually. And we had some issues with some documents. I had to go back a few times and the deal just kind of turned out to be, to be a mess. He ended up canceling in the second instance, um, I went to this house. I closed them, got them all signed up. They were super excited about it. And what happened was I closed this through SUNNOVA, which those who are familiar with SUNNOVA or have used them as a lender. You know that if you have a home, that's in a trust and write this down, if you are using SUNNOVA, because I didn't know this for a long time, so no, it can be a pain, but what happened was the home was in a trust.Speaker 2 (13:08):And if you have closed with Sonoma, you know that if the home is in a trust, you have to get the homeowner to sign the contract, but then they also have to sign the contract as a trust. So basically the trust is the co-signer on the loan and both sets of documents have to be submitted one through the homeowner and then one through the trust. So I actually knew this in the deal, but my mistake was, I was actually, uh, I think we're headed to, I dunno, um, like to go eat somewhere, or I told my wife, I was going to be back at a certain time and I was running late. So what I did is I thought, okay, well, um, I don't see the second set of documents it in his email. We'd finished that in the contract. And I thought to myself, well, this could happen, but I'm just gonna worry about a later, I'm gonna get out.Speaker 2 (14:02):I'm hungry and I want to go eat dinner. We have stuff planned, how I'm gonna get out of there. So the mistake I made it for these two separate deals is I put off getting documents in that were needed. And especially when I knew that there needed, I put it off and I went and did my own thing, came back to bite me because what happened on the second deal is homeowner called me, his name is Francisco. Um, we, he was within a week of install, already had a date and everything. And we get an email from SUNNOVA saying they canceled his account. And that's, what's super annoying about Sonoma do, if you've used SUNNOVA, they're going to just start canceling your accounts. In my experience, they don't really send you like notices or reminders. They just like straight up, cancel your account. You have no idea why, and you have to call in and find out all this stuff.Speaker 2 (14:59):And it's people with, uh, you know, super broken English talking on the support lines. So if anyone from Sonoma is listening to this, give me a call. Let's get some stuff figured out because there's a lot of room for improvement on their end. But anyways, they cancel this account. And what happens is these are both older Mexican guys, and this is something to be aware of to older people or older people don't speak great English. They tend to not be great with technology. They tend to get sort of buyer's fatigue. The more things you need to have them complete, especially digital documents and stuff like that. And my experience, they start to go bananas over this stuff. So if they have to do multiple digital documents and it turns out to be a lot of effort for them, they'll just straight up cancel. It could be saving them a million bucks.Speaker 2 (15:52):But if they have to like put forth a bunch of effort and open their computer, figure out emails, they're going to cancel it. So what happened with this guy? He didn't cancel it, but he just, um, put it off, right? He was still super excited to get solar, but he put it off, put it off, put it off. I was trying to contact them. Couldn't get ahold of them. You know, three weeks go by of me contacting them, saying he was going to do it, but he didn't do it. And guess what happens at this point? It's already been, you know, almost two months, time has gone by because he hasn't been responding and, uh, permit took a little bit longer. Two months passed by. He opens up this document again and he forgot all the reasons that he went. So he forgot all the reasons that he was sold on solar in the first place.Speaker 2 (16:43):He forgot the benefits. He just opened the contract. He sees all these big numbers, staring them in the face. And since I wasn't there, guess what happens? He gets cold feet. He doesn't want to sign it. So he calls me up. He says, Hey, I don't know if I want to do this anymore. I explained to him, I'm like, Francisco, my home boy, you can't be canceling this word. We got the permit. We're going to be installing it here. And good news is silver lining. I'm meeting with him tomorrow. So I think we'll get Francisco back on board, but moral of the story is, and here's the second role. Whatever you can do today, don't put off until tomorrow. Okay. So grant Cardone, he calls this being reasonable. And if you have closer survival guide, it's on page 64, it's number six. It's one of the top 10 reasons closers Phil and the story grant kernel entails.Speaker 2 (17:41):Um, I'll read it straight from the book here. He says, my sister had a friend who wanted me wanted to buy my first book from, and she asked me if we would send the book out and wait for her, wait for the check. I said, sure, I can do that. Or I can call her, get the money, send the book out and close it. Now my sister said, grant, you can't need $30 at battle. It's so urgent has nothing to do with $30. It has more to do with creating the discipline, to originally attack finishing things and going on in the next thing, don't be reasonable on this point of urgency. At closing practice, finishing everything. You start as a discipline to start closing more deals. Now the urgent desire to close the deal, any deal, no matter how the amount is, what I live by one close deal becomes a second close deal, be urgent and don't be reasonable ever.Speaker 2 (18:30):Boom. So keep that in mind. And I think this is a huge lesson. If you leave loose ends, if you leave, leave things untidy, if you don't complete documents like is that I see this over and over from guys that just start closing deals, they'll get, um, you know, maybe they'll get most of the documents signed, but here in California, you need a utility bill to, um, be able to get it net metered. You need all their account information. Um, or they'll, you know, maybe forget to sign out of, you know, net-metering document or they'll just forget documents in you. What it's doing. It's putting, hold holds on your accounts. But number two, it's creating loose ends that are potentially gonna lead to cancels. Like happened to me. I already had one deal recently canceled. I added up all the deals that have canceled because of loose ends because of buyer's fatigue, just customers getting frustrated of incompleted, things that I, cause I guarantee you, it would be dozens and dozens of deals over the almost six years I've been doing this.Speaker 2 (19:39):So don't be like me. Don't create yourself loose ends just when you're inside the home, do everything you can to get the documents needed. Okay. And I did this pretty well actually because, um, another example is you're closing through Sonoma or pretty much any lender that I know of. If a home isn't a trust, you're going to need copies of their trust documents. And you're going to need, you know, specific pictures. The page that shows that their trust was notarized things to keep in mind. So if you know, you need a certain, I don't know, picture of a documents, or maybe it's a picture of their roof, just do it now. Don't procrastinate what you can do today and wait till tomorrow. So those are the two lessons and those were the two things I was reminded of. Hey, so I want you to learn from my mistakes.Speaker 2 (20:28):Number one was always be seated when closing and negotiating preferably at their kitchen table, right then number two was, don't be reasonable, Hey, do everything possible to just get documents in, to get things completed, to not leave loose, get it all done. Make sure you don't procrastinate. When I was preaching the gospel, the word of a Lord, we would always say, don't procrastinate the day of your repentance. And we tell people, and you're doing all these terrible things now, but don't procrastinate the day of your repentance. Get things fixed now and turn away from them. So it's the same thing. When you're out there closing solar deals do not procrastinate. These things, just do them now. So send this to someone that needs to hear it. Maybe you've got some new closers in your office, send this tip to them and remember, um, shoot me a message on social media. Tag me, go out and teach these things to your team. Go out and do. I don't know, Facebook live Instagram, whatever tag me in it. Let me know that you got something from this. So we will see you on the next podcast.Speaker 4 (21:38):Hey, Solarpreneurs quick question. What if you could surround yourself with the industry's top performing sales pros, marketers, and CEOs, and learn from their experience and wisdom in less than 20 minutes a day. For the last three years, I've been placed in the fortunate position to interview dozens of elite level solar professionals and learn exactly what they do behind closed doors to build their solar careers to an all-star level. That's why I want to make a truly special announcement about the new learning community, exclusively for solar professionals to learn, compete, and win with top performers in the industry. And it's called the Solciety, this learning community with designed from the ground up to level the playing field to give solar pros access to proven members who want to give back to this community and help you or your team to be held accountable by the industry. Brightest minds four, are you ready for it? Less than $3 and 45 cents a day currently Solciety is open, launched, and ready to be enrolled. So go to Solciety.co To learn more and join the learning experience. Now this is exclusively for Solarpreneur listeners. So be sure to go to solciety.co and join. We'll see you on the inside.
In this episode of the podcast we're focusing on Bishop Nicholas of Myra, better know as Saint Nicholas and the real man behind the legend of Santa Claus. This will be a relatively short episode and some of the stories will be apocryphal but I'll do my best to make it informative and interesting. RESOURCESSt. Nicholas Center: https://www.stnicholascenter.org/who-is-st-nicholas/bishop-of-myraWhy Christmas?: https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/fatherchristmas.shtmlThe National Geographic Society: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/131219-santa-claus-origin-history-christmas-facts-st-nicholasWhat's In the Bible with Buck Denver: https://whatsinthebible.com/about/series-overview/volume-why-do-we-call-it-christmas-overview/Angelus News: https://angelusnews.com/faith/tracing-the-path-from-st-nicholas-of-myra-to-santa-claus/St. Nicholas Center (facial reconstruction): https://www.stnicholascenter.org/who-is-st-nicholas/real-faceSupport the show (https://paypal.me/rob4jen)
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(11/18/21) Retailers aren't worried, with good earnings reports coming from Kohl's, Macy's, and Nvidia; so where's the money coming from? Home Equity liquidation and credit cards are fueling consumers' spending sprees, piling on debt. That won't end well as rates and inflation rise. Stocks are very extended, market-wide: Watch for price pressure following Thanksgiving, setting up for a Santa Claus rally by the end of the year. - Hosted by RIA Advisors Chief Investment Strategist, Lance Roberts -------- Get more info & commentary: https://realinvestmentadvice.com/news... -------- Watch the video version of this report by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wj4yD4Sdyg&list=PLVT8LcWPeAujOhIFDH3jRhuLDpscQaq16&index=2 -------- Register for our next Lunch & Learn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wj4yD4Sdyg&list=PLVT8LcWPeAujOhIFDH3jRhuLDpscQaq16&index=1 -------- Visit our Site: www.realinvestmentadvice.com Contact Us: 1-855-RIA-PLAN -------- Subscribe to RIA Pro: https://riapro.net/home -------- Connect with us on social: https://twitter.com/RealInvAdvice https://twitter.com/LanceRoberts https://www.facebook.com/RealInvestme... https://www.linkedin.com/in/realinves... #RetailSales #WageInflation #RealInflation #Markets #Money #Investing #Kohls #Macys #Nvidia
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This week, I crossed another name off the bucket list of legendary interviews! I am honored to share a conversation with THE one and only, Santa Claus. Ever since I could remember, Christmas has always been something very close to my heart. Christmas movies, cookies, family, friends, presents, and as much Turners eggnog you can stomach. As you can imagine, I have always wanted to pick the brain of someone who wanted to put on the suit and become the big guy. This week, Santa (aka Greg Swiech) and I sit down and chop it up about how he got into the business. Greg has developed an extremely unique virtual Santa service that is something I have never seen. From interactive elves and reindeer to personalized letters and a tour of the North Pole, Santa Kringle has every angle covered. I had a fantastic time sitting down with Greg and hearing about all he does and more importantly, why he does it. I hope you enjoy the episode as much as I did. Thanks for listening. - www.santakringlellc.com - WWW.ILLCALLYOURIGHTBACK.COM - THIS PODCAST IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY TURNER DAIRY FARMS - Intro Music created by Ryan Drish (@realdrish) Follow us on Instagram - @illcallyourightback Follow us on Twitter - @ICYRBpodcast Like us on Facebook - I'll Call You Right Back Podcast
Filmmakers Ivan and Jason Reitman talk about working together on Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and what it's like for the younger Reitman to now helm the franchise his father started. Actor Aubrey Plaza discusses her new children's book with creative partner Dan Murphy, The Legend of the Christmas Witch, about Santa Claus's misunderstood twin sister.
Over the course of his long career, character actor Jerome Cowan prosecuted Santa Claus and took a bullet to kick off The Maltese Falcon. We'll hear him in his only visit to Suspense as a crooked lawyer out to frame his law partner in "Mortmain" (originally aired on CBS on July 31, 1947). Then, he co-stars with Madeleine Carroll in Noel Coward's "Tonight at 8:30" from Best Plays (originally aired on NBC on August 30, 1953).
The big man himself, Santa Claus, drops by the podcast to give Sean an assignment. It's the first in a brand new mini-series... Santa's Seltzercast Surprise! Thank you to Zach from the Beck 2 Beck podcast. Follow Zach on Twitter, and listen to Beck 2 Beck wherever podcasts are available! FOLLOW THE SELTZERCAST: http://twitter.com/seltzercast https://www.instagram.com/seltzer.cast/ https://twitter.com/Sean_POBrien https://www.instagram.com/seanpatrickobrien/ THIS PODCAST IS SPONSORED BY SUPERYAKI http://superyaki.com/ https://twitter.com/SuperYakiShop Narration provided by Tim Wells Art by Kyra Kaufer Music by Kevin MacLeod: Samba Isobel by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4316-samba-isobelLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Happy Alley by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3851-happy-alleyLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Poppers and Prosecco by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4231-poppers-and-proseccoLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3582-dance-of-the-sugar-plum-fairies License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license We Wish you a Merry Christmas by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4612-we-wish-you-a-merry-christmas License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
We're talking about the insanity that is Arby's french fry flavored vodka, Justin Bieber's tasty holes, and Pop-Tarts' caramelized onion butter; YouTube cancels the dislike counts; our friend Ally scores a western movie you can watch; Britney is finally free; are big structures responsible for preventing suicides?; we're all screwed if even the FBI can't keep their servers secure; there's a Santa Claus shortage this year (of course); John Cleese isn't having this woke crap; and, more.
The Tangential Broads are here and it's time to giggle and then get deep! First they discuss the meanings of their names, Macaulay Culkin, high school nicknames that stick forever, getting harassed in high school, and botox updates! Then they talk about Ember's Hogwarts experience, Jess' parenting debacle, thoughts on teaching kids about Santa Claus/Tooth Fairy/etc, honest parenting questions, their goals in 2022, when “self care” makes you feel more pressure than care, and more! THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: ***MEJURI: Head to MEJURI.COM/CHATTY and use code CHATTY for 10% off your first order! ***KIWI CO: Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code CHATTY at KIWICO.COM ***TALKSPACE: go to TALKSPACE.COM and get $100 off with code CHATTY ***ARTICLE: Go to ARTICLE.COM/CHATTY to get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more! ***OMAZE: Receive 20 extra entries when you enter the code CHATTY20 at OMAZE.COM/CHATTY See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Take a trip to the North Pole with your horror hosts Dan and Faith (no, we're not looking for Santa Claus!) as the Late Night Fright takes a look back at director Christian Nyby's classic 1951 sci-fi/horror masterpiece THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD! Produced by the legendary Howard Hawks (BRINGING UP BABY, RIO BRAVO) and based on the novella WHO GOES THERE by John W. Campbell, THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD stars James Arness (GUNSMOKE) as a vampire super carrot from outer space hell bent on sucking the blood of the human race! This film has been called the greatest science fiction film of the 1950s and is a personal favorite of John Carpenter, who directed his own telling of the tale in 1982. Be sure to stay tuned for all of the fake news not fit to print! email us at email@example.com Join us next time for GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE followed closely by THE INNOCENTS (1961)! See you in Cozy Corner!
On this week's episode, we attempt to explain the weirdo madness of the 1985 Rankin/Bass special The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus! Based on a story by "Wizard of Oz" author L. Frank Baum, this special features a council of immortal wood nymphs, an army of invisible trolls, and an elf that may or may not have inspired a character from The Legend of Zelda. Oh, and somewhere in all that there's the origin story of Santa Claus. Also in this week's show, we take some time to sample a few new holiday libations, break down what it means to be a Christmas movie, and share our pitches for The Christmas Chronicles 3! Questions/Comments? Email us at XmasCreeps@gmail.comTweet us @ChristmasCreepsVisit us on the web at ChristmasCreeps.com! Join us on our Discord channel! Intro/Outro: Happy Christmas, You Guys! (Simon Panrucker) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Your booty has been adjudicated; download this episode of Bojack Horsepod and go. This week we're joined by the great Sam Stanish (@samstanish) to talk all about season 4, episode 8 of Bojack Horseman: The Judge. We also talk about scary clown stories, our feelings about Ralph's family, and, inexplicably, the Santa Claus 2. Bojack Horsepod is a weekly (spoiler-free!) Bojack Horseman rewatch podcast hosted by Kirsten MacInnis and Lindsay Wilson. Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @bojackhorsepod
Join Tom Corless for a news recap focused on Disney parks and resorts around the world. All this and more Disney Parks information and fun await you this week on the WDW News Today Podcast. To see the video of this episode, go to: https://youtu.be/7A6yjWYXh8U
Is Santa Claus coming to town? Maybe not. Blame the labor shortage; World's fairs made burgers and ice cream cones a hit - now Saudi chicken nuggets; A nation learns to love movie popcorn - without the movie; India's Yamuna River is covered in chemical foam yet residents are bathing in it to celebrate Chhath Puja; Lithium's rally isn't slowing as costs rise for electric vehicles, batteries; Consumers trade rib-eye for ground beef as grocery prices rise; Wine idea gets a taste test; & 'Penis worms' were first to invent hermit crab lifestyle, fossils found in China suggest. __ Subscribe, share, and rate the Blaine DeSantis Show if you enjoyed today's episode! About Views on the News: Shining a spotlight on underreported or unreported news from the US, China, Russia, the EU, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Want to know what's going on in the world that the media isn't telling you? Then Views on the News is your podcast. Get all the knowledge of current events, top news, and even my opinions on these matters every week.
Join Lo, Ashley, Hannah, and Holly as they discuss the recent Disney+ day announcements and updates. So much to look forward to in the years ahead. Plus (pun intended), join the chicks as they dive into Holly's recent Holiday fun in the parks and share their own holiday traditions.***PARENTAL WARNING: This episode discusses Santa Claus***
Usually people write to Santa with their wish list, but today George Valentine gets a letter from Santa Claus. Who is George to disappoint someone, especially at Christmas time, and…
This week we watch a movie where everything is made up and the characters' names don't matter. Santa is a naive baby-man who doesn't understand the concept of "stranger danger." Bears are men in a terrible costume crawling on their hands and knees, and robots are HVAC vents and cardboard. Get your sleep spray and your food pills ready, because this movie is out of this world (and also really, really bad). Like us at Facebook.com/rottenorrighteous Email us: email@example.com We are available to listen too at the following Pod-catchers: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rotten-or-righteous-podcast/id1512682948 Amazon Music/Audible: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/33bd23ef-92ea-4466-bdc5-b9e4f0619530/rotten-or-righteous-podcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2rk14D9GtBYgwHdA5l4q4l?si=vQQZh-3jS3CdUZ7q3q2Cvg Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zb3VuZGNsb3VkLmNvbS91c2Vycy9zb3VuZGNsb3VkOnVzZXJzOjgxNDUzNTQwNy9zb3VuZHMucnNz iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-rotten-or-righteous-podcas-62777595?cmp=ios_share&sc=ios_social_share&pr=false&autoplay=true SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/zachary-karl-guiler
The Year Without a Santa Claus? Not if Mrs. Claus has anything to say about it. In the twenty-second episode of 12 Days Pod, Dan and Cara discuss their reimagined versions of this movie, Santa Claus' troubling lore, and their childhood fear of dog catchers. If you're loving this second season of the podcast, be sure to screenshot where you are listening to it from and post it on your socials! You can tag us at @12dayspod on both Instagram and Twitter. Sharing your love for the pod means so much to us and we can never thank you enough. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/12dayspod/support
Questions Covered: 04:20 – Is baptism efficacious if the person receiving it isn't fully conscious of it, such as someone with dementia? 11:25 – At the final judgement, will non-believers be allowed into heaven if they confess that Jesus is Lord? 20:50 – Is it selfish to think that people who are suffering from terminal illnesses shouldn't go through with euthanasia? 30:15 – I'm thinking about converting to Catholicism but I don't think my wife wants me to. If I don't do it for that reason, will I be damned? Also, does it cost money to get an annulment? 41:20 – Are St. Nicholas and Santa Claus the same person? 49:20 – What's the Catholic teaching on race? …
As the Christmas season rapidly approaches, we all know just how easy it can be to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and lose focus on what really matters. For kids, the focus at Christmas is more about getting than it is giving. And who can really blame them? Between the Elf on the Shelf, and making lists for Santa, we as a society give thanks for all we have on one day, and spend the next 30 days talking about everything that we want. Born out of the desire to “flip the focus” from opening presents to opening hearts during the holiday season, Erin launched a new Christmas tradition called the SANTA Switch. In today's episode, she shares how to take a few intentional steps back to realign our hearts with the true meaning of Christmas and the spirit of the original Santa Claus and legendary gift-giver, St. Nicholas of Myra. Awaken the joy that comes with generosity and enjoy today's episode! If you want to join the fun this holiday season, be sure to check out the following resources: Read Erin's blog, How To Flip The Focus From Greed To Gratitude, at BibleBelles.com. Join the Truth Becomes Her Community & sign up for Erin's emails at truthbecomesher.com Connect with Erin on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook
The 18th century philosopher Immanuel Kant asked these questions: (1) What can I know? (2) What ought I to do? (3) What may I hope for? (4) What is man? These are the basic questions of philosophy. The root of the word PSYCHOLOGY is psyche, which is Greek for spirit or soul. An evolved man is many things, he is tender and he is tough. He is humble and he is confident. He is grateful for what is and yet still constantly seeking. Today we discuss REVERENCE. This is about deep respect. This is about respect for life, respect for others, and has to do with the connections we can improve with a higher power, with other people, and even to the natural world. Reverence is about RECOGNITION of the purpose of life, the sanctity of life, the significance of life and it includes spirituality but not necessarily traditional religion. Questions answered in this episode: What makes it so tough for men to have their connection with a higher power? Is there any obligation following belief? What is religious practice do you do that does help you find that connection to your higher power? Topics discussed: Reasons why men find it difficult to connect with a higher power: Sometimes people find it difficult to have any concept of a higher power because they come from dysfunctional backgrounds such as having horrible, abusive, and distant fathers. Some religious models have unhealthy perspectives. They do things to an extreme which is opposite to the biblical perspective of God wanting to have a balance. When a person prays for something that didn't happen, they don't have the understanding of the purpose of prayer and that God is not a Santa Claus. It all comes down to readiness of being connected to a higher power because nobody is going to be able to make you do it. The obligation following a belief: Find beliefs, systems, structures that work then study those and apply discipline towards them. It's beneficial to people. If religion is a vehicle that works for a particular man, apply with caution and be thoughtfully aware of how much influence it has on you. Religious practice that can help men find the connection to a higher power: Service (voluntary) Offering Efforts and Time Giving and Sharing Teaching the Fellowshippers ATHEIST / AGNOSTIC How can a person like that explore spirituality? How can a person not interested in the traditional view of God improve their spiritual life? It depends on what they are trying to achieve. You have a decision to make in improving your spiritual life. It can also start on sublime experiences. Final words, when it comes to a man trying to mend a relationship with God: One of the things that God says is that if you seek me, you'll find me. And if you want to find God, the first thing you do is look, and I think you can look in creation. Just like in Google, whatever you're searching for in life, you're going to find it. We start with the rules, but eventually, in spirituality, things have to move beyond that. There's gotta be more to life than just me, even if it's just others. We connect to God through relationships with others as well, because if he's truly created everybody and we're created in his image, then we can see him in other people. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/alphaquorum/message
For as gay as the musicals on the Great White Way are, Broadway characters and their relationships are disturbingly straight.So when we get a character that openly queer, we celebrate it, even if it's Hitler.Of course we are talking about Roger Elizabeth DeBris, the over the top musical theater director who winds up performing the gay Hitler in the musical within the musical “Springtime for Hitler” in “Mel Brooks' The Producers.”Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Tony Tony Tony award-winning “Mel Brooks' The Producers” on Broadway with actor John B Boss, who has played the fierce drag queen gay Hitler in over 230 shows including the official touring production.Listen as John B Boss chats with us about the iconic role and John's upcoming Christmas gig as a virtual Santa Claus to all the good little children of the world.➤ JOHN B BOSS: https://www.facebook.com/john.b.bossPlus,➤ There's a petition to keep James Cordon out of the new Wicked movie.➤ Is it possible in real life for crooked theater producers to create a flop in order to rob investors?FOLLOW FEAST OF FUN:❤️ youtube.com/feastoffun?sub_confirmation=1
(Recorded July 2021) Marla Frazee's an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. She also the genius behind Boss Baby, the business-suit-wearing, hard-charging infant who changed Alec's life. Marla Frazee says she tackles serious topics such as babies, birthday cake, boxer shorts, boys, and roller coasters. She's been honored twice with the prestigious Caldecott medal. She's written and illustrated A Couple Of Boys Have The Best Week Ever; Walk On!; and Santa Claus, The World's Number One Toy Expert. She's also illustrated books by other authors including All The World; The Seven Silly Eaters; Stars; and the New York Times bestselling Clementine series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com