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ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
October 26: Psalm 86; 1 Kings 18:20–46; Haggai 1; James 1

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 12:39


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 86 Psalm 86 (Listen) Great Is Your Steadfast Love A Prayer of David. 86   Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me,    for I am poor and needy.2   Preserve my life, for I am godly;    save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God.3   Be gracious to me, O Lord,    for to you do I cry all the day.4   Gladden the soul of your servant,    for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.5   For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,    abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.6   Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer;    listen to my plea for grace.7   In the day of my trouble I call upon you,    for you answer me. 8   There is none like you among the gods, O Lord,    nor are there any works like yours.9   All the nations you have made shall come    and worship before you, O Lord,    and shall glorify your name.10   For you are great and do wondrous things;    you alone are God.11   Teach me your way, O LORD,    that I may walk in your truth;    unite my heart to fear your name.12   I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,    and I will glorify your name forever.13   For great is your steadfast love toward me;    you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol. 14   O God, insolent men have risen up against me;    a band of ruthless men seeks my life,    and they do not set you before them.15   But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.16   Turn to me and be gracious to me;    give your strength to your servant,    and save the son of your maidservant.17   Show me a sign of your favor,    that those who hate me may see and be put to shame    because you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me. (ESV) Pentateuch and History: 1 Kings 18:20–46 1 Kings 18:20–46 (Listen) The Prophets of Baal Defeated 20 So Ahab sent to all the people of Israel and gathered the prophets together at Mount Carmel. 21 And Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people did not answer him a word. 22 Then Elijah said to the people, “I, even I only, am left a prophet of the LORD, but Baal's prophets are 450 men. 23 Let two bulls be given to us, and let them choose one bull for themselves and cut it in pieces and lay it on the wood, but put no fire to it. And I will prepare the other bull and lay it on the wood and put no fire to it. 24 And you call upon the name of your god, and I will call upon the name of the LORD, and the God who answers by fire, he is God.” And all the people answered, “It is well spoken.” 25 Then Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose for yourselves one bull and prepare it first, for you are many, and call upon the name of your god, but put no fire to it.” 26 And they took the bull that was given them, and they prepared it and called upon the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, “O Baal, answer us!” But there was no voice, and no one answered. And they limped around the altar that they had made. 27 And at noon Elijah mocked them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.” 28 And they cried aloud and cut themselves after their custom with swords and lances, until the blood gushed out upon them. 29 And as midday passed, they raved on until the time of the offering of the oblation, but there was no voice. No one answered; no one paid attention. 30 Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come near to me.” And all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that had been thrown down. 31 Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD came, saying, “Israel shall be your name,” 32 and with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD. And he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two seahs1 of seed. 33 And he put the wood in order and cut the bull in pieces and laid it on the wood. And he said, “Fill four jars with water and pour it on the burnt offering and on the wood.” 34 And he said, “Do it a second time.” And they did it a second time. And he said, “Do it a third time.” And they did it a third time. 35 And the water ran around the altar and filled the trench also with water. 36 And at the time of the offering of the oblation, Elijah the prophet came near and said, “O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word. 37 Answer me, O LORD, answer me, that this people may know that you, O LORD, are God, and that you have turned their hearts back.” 38 Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, “The LORD, he is God; the LORD, he is God.” 40 And Elijah said to them, “Seize the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape.” And they seized them. And Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon and slaughtered them there. The Lord Sends Rain 41 And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink, for there is a sound of the rushing of rain.” 42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Mount Carmel. And he bowed himself down on the earth and put his face between his knees. 43 And he said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” And he went up and looked and said, “There is nothing.” And he said, “Go again,” seven times. 44 And at the seventh time he said, “Behold, a little cloud like a man's hand is rising from the sea.” And he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down, lest the rain stop you.'” 45 And in a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel. 46 And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah, and he gathered up his garment and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel. Footnotes [1] 18:32 A seah was about 7 quarts or 7.3 liters (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Haggai 1 Haggai 1 (Listen) The Command to Rebuild the Temple 1 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by the hand of Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest: 2 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the LORD.” 3 Then the word of the LORD came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, 4 “Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins? 5 Now, therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways. 6 You have sown much, and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. And he who earns wages does so to put them into a bag with holes. 7 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways. 8 Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house, that I may take pleasure in it and that I may be glorified, says the LORD. 9 You looked for much, and behold, it came to little. And when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why? declares the LORD of hosts. Because of my house that lies in ruins, while each of you busies himself with his own house. 10 Therefore the heavens above you have withheld the dew, and the earth has withheld its produce. 11 And I have called for a drought on the land and the hills, on the grain, the new wine, the oil, on what the ground brings forth, on man and beast, and on all their labors.” The People Obey the Lord 12 Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him. And the people feared the LORD. 13 Then Haggai, the messenger of the LORD, spoke to the people with the LORD's message, “I am with you, declares the LORD.” 14 And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people. And they came and worked on the house of the LORD of hosts, their God, 15 on the twenty-fourth day of the month, in the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king. (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: James 1 James 1 (Listen) Greeting 1 James, a servant1 of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Testing of Your Faith 2 Count it all joy, my brothers,2 when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. 9 Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, 10 and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass3 he will pass away. 11 For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits. 12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. 14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.4 18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. Hearing and Doing the Word 19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. 26 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless. 27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. Footnotes [1] 1:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface [2] 1:2 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verses 16, 19 [3] 1:10 Or a wild flower [4] 1:17 Some manuscripts variation due to a shadow of turning (ESV)

ESV: Chronological
October 21: Mark 14

ESV: Chronological

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 8:56


Mark 14 Mark 14 (Listen) The Plot to Kill Jesus 14 It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, 2 for they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people.” Jesus Anointed at Bethany 3 And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,1 as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head. 4 There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why was the ointment wasted like that? 5 For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii2 and given to the poor.” And they scolded her. 6 But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 7 For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me. 8 She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. 9 And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.” Judas to Betray Jesus 10 Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them. 11 And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he sought an opportunity to betray him. The Passover with the Disciples 12 And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 13 And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him, 14 and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?' 15 And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us.” 16 And the disciples set out and went to the city and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover. 17 And when it was evening, he came with the twelve. 18 And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.” 19 They began to be sorrowful and to say to him one after another, “Is it I?” 20 He said to them, “It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the dish with me. 21 For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.” Institution of the Lord's Supper 22 And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 24 And he said to them, “This is my blood of the3 covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial 26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. 27 And Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.' 28 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.” 29 Peter said to him, “Even though they all fall away, I will not.” 30 And Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” 31 But he said emphatically, “If I must die with you, I will not deny you.” And they all said the same. Jesus Prays in Gethsemane 32 And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. 34 And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.”4 35 And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. 36 And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” 37 And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour? 38 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 39 And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words. 40 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy, and they did not know what to answer him. 41 And he came the third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough; the hour has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.” Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus 43 And immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. 44 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man. Seize him and lead him away under guard.” 45 And when he came, he went up to him at once and said, “Rabbi!” And he kissed him. 46 And they laid hands on him and seized him. 47 But one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck the servant5 of the high priest and cut off his ear. 48 And Jesus said to them, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? 49 Day after day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me. But let the Scriptures be fulfilled.” 50 And they all left him and fled. A Young Man Flees 51 And a young man followed him, with nothing but a linen cloth about his body. And they seized him, 52 but he left the linen cloth and ran away naked. Jesus Before the Council 53 And they led Jesus to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together. 54 And Peter had followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he was sitting with the guards and warming himself at the fire. 55 Now the chief priests and the whole council6 were seeking testimony against Jesus to put him to death, but they found none. 56 For many bore false witness against him, but their testimony did not agree. 57 And some stood up and bore false witness against him, saying, 58 “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.'” 59 Yet even about this their testimony did not agree. 60 And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?”7 61 But he remained silent and made no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?” 62 And Jesus said, “I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” 63 And the high priest tore his garments and said, “What further witnesses do we need? 64 You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?” And they all condemned him as deserving death. 65 And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to strike him, saying to him, “Prophesy!” And the guards received him with blows. Peter Denies Jesus 66 And as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came, 67 and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, “You also were with the Nazarene, Jesus.” 68 But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you mean.” And he went out into the gateway8 and the rooster crowed.9 69 And the servant girl saw him and began again to say to the bystanders, “This man is one of them.” 70 But again he denied it. And after a little while the bystanders again said to Peter, “Certainly you are one of them, for you are a Galilean.” 71 But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak.” 72 And immediately the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” And he broke down and wept.10 Footnotes [1] 14:3 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13 [2] 14:5 A denarius was a day's wage for a laborer [3] 14:24 Some manuscripts insert new [4] 14:34 Or keep awake; also verses 37, 38 [5] 14:47 Or bondservant [6] 14:55 Greek Sanhedrin [7] 14:60 Or Have you no answer to what these men testify against you? [8] 14:68 Or forecourt [9] 14:68 Some manuscripts omit and the rooster crowed [10] 14:72 Or And when he had thought about it, he wept (ESV)

Abby Eats St. Louis
Apples to apples... to hard cider

Abby Eats St. Louis

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 29:44


It's like big kid apple juice, and soon Brick River Cider Company hopes it'll be flowing through the taps and in cans for purchase around the country. How the owner found fertile ground for his Midwest roots to start something traditional and new all at the same time, why he's technically classified as a winery, and the surprising role toothpaste has had in his R + D process. Plus, a fall-tastic weekend planner! For a list of fall-related events click here. For a list of Halloween-related events click here. For the list of places participating in St. Louis Taco Week click here. Follow us on Instagram for food news and updates all week: Abby Eats St. Louis Contact us anytime by emailing us podcasts@ksdk.com. Until next time... Seize the plate!

Seize the Yay
Deni Todorovič // On style, sexuality, and striving for self-acceptance

Seize the Yay

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 74:29


You know one of the main facets of the Seize the Yay philosophy is separating what you do from who you are but, naturally, our conversations still touch on “the doing” because work is inextricably related with finding your overall purpose or passion in life. Today's guest, however, has faced perhaps more upheaval in relation to “the being “– not so much in finding what you love but in finding who you are.Growing up as a Jehovah's Witness to hard-working, immigrant parents in regional Victoria, Deni Todorovič's environment didn't exactly foster the language or conversations that allowed them to fully articulate their identity until almost their 20s. But having come out not once, but TWICE since then (along with all the torment and confusion that accompanies such big shifts in identity), Deni is now living their absolute best life as a non-binary role model encouraging us all to honour who we are as well as gently and patiently helping us all learn more about the language and landscape of gender identity and sexuality.For someone who once didn't feel like they had the language to express how they felt, Deni is one of the most articulate guests I've had the pleasure of speaking with sharing so openly about even the most awkward elements of gender fluidity i.e. we learn how they pick which bathrooms to use. Sexuality aside, Deni has also had an incredible pathYAY working their way from shit kicking intern all the way up to Fashion Editor at Cosmopolitan right up until its closure in 2018.Their insights are equally as powerful in dealing with the unexpected loss of dreams embracing a giant pivot to move back to Geelong and embrace the freelance world wholeheartedly (including becoming the face of The Body Shop's Self Love Campaign - a company you know I adore working with). Their energy and passion for equality and kindness is so infectious and energising (and the gold sparkles I turned up in barely did Deni justice) – I hope that they bring your heart the warmth that mine was filled with the whole way through.+ Follow Deni here+ Announcements on Insta at @spoonful_of_sarah+ Join our Facebook community here+ Subscribe to not miss out on the next instalment of YAY!FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE BODY SHOP YOUTH ACTIVIST SERIES

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
October 20: Psalm 80; 1 Kings 13; Ezekiel 43; Romans 12

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 14:51


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 80 Psalm 80 (Listen) Restore Us, O God To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Testimony. Of Asaph, a Psalm. 80   Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,    you who lead Joseph like a flock.  You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.2     Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh,  stir up your might    and come to save us! 3   Restore us,1 O God;    let your face shine, that we may be saved! 4   O LORD God of hosts,    how long will you be angry with your people's prayers?5   You have fed them with the bread of tears    and given them tears to drink in full measure.6   You make us an object of contention for our neighbors,    and our enemies laugh among themselves. 7   Restore us, O God of hosts;    let your face shine, that we may be saved! 8   You brought a vine out of Egypt;    you drove out the nations and planted it.9   You cleared the ground for it;    it took deep root and filled the land.10   The mountains were covered with its shade,    the mighty cedars with its branches.11   It sent out its branches to the sea    and its shoots to the River.212   Why then have you broken down its walls,    so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit?13   The boar from the forest ravages it,    and all that move in the field feed on it. 14   Turn again, O God of hosts!    Look down from heaven, and see;  have regard for this vine,15     the stock that your right hand planted,    and for the son whom you made strong for yourself.16   They have burned it with fire; they have cut it down;    may they perish at the rebuke of your face!17   But let your hand be on the man of your right hand,    the son of man whom you have made strong for yourself!18   Then we shall not turn back from you;    give us life, and we will call upon your name! 19   Restore us, O LORD God of hosts!    Let your face shine, that we may be saved! Footnotes [1] 80:3 Or Turn us again; also verses 7, 19 [2] 80:11 That is, the Euphrates (ESV) Pentateuch and History: 1 Kings 13 1 Kings 13 (Listen) A Man of God Confronts Jeroboam 13 And behold, a man of God came out of Judah by the word of the LORD to Bethel. Jeroboam was standing by the altar to make offerings. 2 And the man cried against the altar by the word of the LORD and said, “O altar, altar, thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, a son shall be born to the house of David, Josiah by name, and he shall sacrifice on you the priests of the high places who make offerings on you, and human bones shall be burned on you.'” 3 And he gave a sign the same day, saying, “This is the sign that the LORD has spoken: ‘Behold, the altar shall be torn down, and the ashes that are on it shall be poured out.'” 4 And when the king heard the saying of the man of God, which he cried against the altar at Bethel, Jeroboam stretched out his hand from the altar, saying, “Seize him.” And his hand, which he stretched out against him, dried up, so that he could not draw it back to himself. 5 The altar also was torn down, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign that the man of God had given by the word of the LORD. 6 And the king said to the man of God, “Entreat now the favor of the LORD your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored to me.” And the man of God entreated the LORD, and the king's hand was restored to him and became as it was before. 7 And the king said to the man of God, “Come home with me, and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward.” 8 And the man of God said to the king, “If you give me half your house, I will not go in with you. And I will not eat bread or drink water in this place, 9 for so was it commanded me by the word of the LORD, saying, ‘You shall neither eat bread nor drink water nor return by the way that you came.'” 10 So he went another way and did not return by the way that he came to Bethel. The Prophet's Disobedience 11 Now an old prophet lived in Bethel. And his sons1 came and told him all that the man of God had done that day in Bethel. They also told to their father the words that he had spoken to the king. 12 And their father said to them, “Which way did he go?” And his sons showed him the way that the man of God who came from Judah had gone. 13 And he said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” So they saddled the donkey for him and he mounted it. 14 And he went after the man of God and found him sitting under an oak. And he said to him, “Are you the man of God who came from Judah?” And he said, “I am.” 15 Then he said to him, “Come home with me and eat bread.” 16 And he said, “I may not return with you, or go in with you, neither will I eat bread nor drink water with you in this place, 17 for it was said to me by the word of the LORD, ‘You shall neither eat bread nor drink water there, nor return by the way that you came.'” 18 And he said to him, “I also am a prophet as you are, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, ‘Bring him back with you into your house that he may eat bread and drink water.'” But he lied to him. 19 So he went back with him and ate bread in his house and drank water. 20 And as they sat at the table, the word of the LORD came to the prophet who had brought him back. 21 And he cried to the man of God who came from Judah, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Because you have disobeyed the word of the LORD and have not kept the command that the LORD your God commanded you, 22 but have come back and have eaten bread and drunk water in the place of which he said to you, “Eat no bread and drink no water,” your body shall not come to the tomb of your fathers.'” 23 And after he had eaten bread and drunk, he saddled the donkey for the prophet whom he had brought back. 24 And as he went away a lion met him on the road and killed him. And his body was thrown in the road, and the donkey stood beside it; the lion also stood beside the body. 25 And behold, men passed by and saw the body thrown in the road and the lion standing by the body. And they came and told it in the city where the old prophet lived. 26 And when the prophet who had brought him back from the way heard of it, he said, “It is the man of God who disobeyed the word of the LORD; therefore the LORD has given him to the lion, which has torn him and killed him, according to the word that the LORD spoke to him.” 27 And he said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” And they saddled it. 28 And he went and found his body thrown in the road, and the donkey and the lion standing beside the body. The lion had not eaten the body or torn the donkey. 29 And the prophet took up the body of the man of God and laid it on the donkey and brought it back to the city2 to mourn and to bury him. 30 And he laid the body in his own grave. And they mourned over him, saying, “Alas, my brother!” 31 And after he had buried him, he said to his sons, “When I die, bury me in the grave in which the man of God is buried; lay my bones beside his bones. 32 For the saying that he called out by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel and against all the houses of the high places that are in the cities of Samaria shall surely come to pass.” 33 After this thing Jeroboam did not turn from his evil way, but made priests for the high places again from among all the people. Any who would, he ordained to be priests of the high places. 34 And this thing became sin to the house of Jeroboam, so as to cut it off and to destroy it from the face of the earth. Footnotes [1] 13:11 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew son [2] 13:29 Septuagint; Hebrew he came to the city of the old prophet (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Ezekiel 43 Ezekiel 43 (Listen) The Glory of the Lord Fills the Temple 43 Then he led me to the gate, the gate facing east. 2 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. And the sound of his coming was like the sound of many waters, and the earth shone with his glory. 3 And the vision I saw was just like the vision that I had seen when he1 came to destroy the city, and just like the vision that I had seen by the Chebar canal. And I fell on my face. 4 As the glory of the LORD entered the temple by the gate facing east, 5 the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the temple. 6 While the man was standing beside me, I heard one speaking to me out of the temple, 7 and he said to me, “Son of man, this is the place of my throne and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the people of Israel forever. And the house of Israel shall no more defile my holy name, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoring and by the dead bodies2 of their kings at their high places,3 8 by setting their threshold by my threshold and their doorposts beside my doorposts, with only a wall between me and them. They have defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have committed, so I have consumed them in my anger. 9 Now let them put away their whoring and the dead bodies of their kings far from me, and I will dwell in their midst forever. 10 “As for you, son of man, describe to the house of Israel the temple, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and they shall measure the plan. 11 And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the design of the temple, its arrangement, its exits and its entrances, that is, its whole design; and make known to them as well all its statutes and its whole design and all its laws, and write it down in their sight, so that they may observe all its laws and all its statutes and carry them out. 12 This is the law of the temple: the whole territory on the top of the mountain all around shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the temple. The Altar 13 “These are the measurements of the altar by cubits (the cubit being a cubit and a handbreadth):4 its base shall be one cubit high5 and one cubit broad, with a rim of one span6 around its edge. And this shall be the height of the altar: 14 from the base on the ground to the lower ledge, two cubits, with a breadth of one cubit; and from the smaller ledge to the larger ledge, four cubits, with a breadth of one cubit; 15 and the altar hearth, four cubits; and from the altar hearth projecting upward, four horns. 16 The altar hearth shall be square, twelve cubits long by twelve broad. 17 The ledge also shall be square, fourteen cubits long by fourteen broad, with a rim around it half a cubit broad, and its base one cubit all around. The steps of the altar shall face east.” 18 And he said to me, “Son of man, thus says the Lord GOD: These are the ordinances for the altar: On the day when it is erected for offering burnt offerings upon it and for throwing blood against it, 19 you shall give to the Levitical priests of the family of Zadok, who draw near to me to minister to me, declares the Lord GOD, a bull from the herd for a sin offering. 20 And you shall take some of its blood and put it on the four horns of the altar and on the four corners of the ledge and upon the rim all around. Thus you shall purify the altar and make atonement for it. 21 You shall also take the bull of the sin offering, and it shall be burned in the appointed place belonging to the temple, outside the sacred area. 22 And on the second day you shall offer a male goat without blemish for a sin offering; and the altar shall be purified, as it was purified with the bull. 23 When you have finished purifying it, you shall offer a bull from the herd without blemish and a ram from the flock without blemish. 24 You shall present them before the LORD, and the priests shall sprinkle salt on them and offer them up as a burnt offering to the LORD. 25 For seven days you shall provide daily a male goat for a sin offering; also, a bull from the herd and a ram from the flock, without blemish, shall be provided. 26 Seven days shall they make atonement for the altar and cleanse it, and so consecrate it.7 27 And when they have completed these days, then from the eighth day onward the priests shall offer on the altar your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, and I will accept you, declares the Lord GOD.” Footnotes [1] 43:3 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Vulgate; most Hebrew manuscripts when I [2] 43:7 Or the monuments; also verse 9 [3] 43:7 Or at their deaths [4] 43:13 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters; a handbreadth was about 3 inches or 7.5 centimeters [5] 43:13 Or its gutter shall be one cubit deep [6] 43:13 A span was about 9 inches or 22 centimeters [7] 43:26 Hebrew fill its hand (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: Romans 12 Romans 12 (Listen) A Living Sacrifice 12 I appeal to you therefore, brothers,1 by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.2 2 Do not be conformed to this world,3 but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.4 Gifts of Grace 3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4 For as in one body we have many members,5 and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7 if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8 the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads,6 with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Marks of the True Christian 9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit,7 serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.8 Never be wise in your own sight. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it9 to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Footnotes [1] 12:1 Or brothers and sisters [2] 12:1 Or your rational service [3] 12:2 Greek age [4] 12:2 Or what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God [5] 12:4 Greek parts; also verse 5 [6] 12:8 Or gives aid [7] 12:11 Or fervent in the Spirit [8] 12:16 Or give yourselves to humble tasks [9] 12:19 Greek give place (ESV)

Life's Short Live Free Podcast
Ep.67: Bank Robbery with Human Shields, Mutual Combat, and ATF Seizes Hundreds of NFA Guns

Life's Short Live Free Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 114:36


Welcome to episode 67 of the LSLF Podcast!  Today we talk about a Brazilian bank robbery hitting 4 banks with 20 suspects and hostages strapped to the OUTSIDE of the getaway vehicles(24:35), a local plane crash(31:56), a shootout in Chicago leaving one dead with six arrested, all let go with no charges because "mutual combat" (34:25), the ATF seizes all of Larry Vicker's NFA weapons(52:50), have our usual Patriot Poker segment(1.02:08), talk about things we thought as kids which leads into a WEIRD conversation(1.16:10), and of course our Weird News Segment(1.44:15).

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
October 15: 1 Kings 18; 1 Thessalonians 1; Psalm 104; Ezekiel 48

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 18:30


With family: 1 Kings 18; 1 Thessalonians 1 1 Kings 18 (Listen) Elijah Confronts Ahab 18 After many days the word of the LORD came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, “Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth.” 2 So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria. 3 And Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly, 4 and when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifties in a cave and fed them with bread and water.) 5 And Ahab said to Obadiah, “Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys. Perhaps we may find grass and save the horses and mules alive, and not lose some of the animals.” 6 So they divided the land between them to pass through it. Ahab went in one direction by himself, and Obadiah went in another direction by himself. 7 And as Obadiah was on the way, behold, Elijah met him. And Obadiah recognized him and fell on his face and said, “Is it you, my lord Elijah?” 8 And he answered him, “It is I. Go, tell your lord, ‘Behold, Elijah is here.'” 9 And he said, “How have I sinned, that you would give your servant into the hand of Ahab, to kill me? 10 As the LORD your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my lord has not sent to seek you. And when they would say, ‘He is not here,' he would take an oath of the kingdom or nation, that they had not found you. 11 And now you say, ‘Go, tell your lord, “Behold, Elijah is here.”' 12 And as soon as I have gone from you, the Spirit of the LORD will carry you I know not where. And so, when I come and tell Ahab and he cannot find you, he will kill me, although I your servant have feared the LORD from my youth. 13 Has it not been told my lord what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of the LORD, how I hid a hundred men of the LORD's prophets by fifties in a cave and fed them with bread and water? 14 And now you say, ‘Go, tell your lord, “Behold, Elijah is here”'; and he will kill me.” 15 And Elijah said, “As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today.” 16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him. And Ahab went to meet Elijah. 17 When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, “Is it you, you troubler of Israel?” 18 And he answered, “I have not troubled Israel, but you have, and your father's house, because you have abandoned the commandments of the LORD and followed the Baals. 19 Now therefore send and gather all Israel to me at Mount Carmel, and the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table.” The Prophets of Baal Defeated 20 So Ahab sent to all the people of Israel and gathered the prophets together at Mount Carmel. 21 And Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people did not answer him a word. 22 Then Elijah said to the people, “I, even I only, am left a prophet of the LORD, but Baal's prophets are 450 men. 23 Let two bulls be given to us, and let them choose one bull for themselves and cut it in pieces and lay it on the wood, but put no fire to it. And I will prepare the other bull and lay it on the wood and put no fire to it. 24 And you call upon the name of your god, and I will call upon the name of the LORD, and the God who answers by fire, he is God.” And all the people answered, “It is well spoken.” 25 Then Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose for yourselves one bull and prepare it first, for you are many, and call upon the name of your god, but put no fire to it.” 26 And they took the bull that was given them, and they prepared it and called upon the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, “O Baal, answer us!” But there was no voice, and no one answered. And they limped around the altar that they had made. 27 And at noon Elijah mocked them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.” 28 And they cried aloud and cut themselves after their custom with swords and lances, until the blood gushed out upon them. 29 And as midday passed, they raved on until the time of the offering of the oblation, but there was no voice. No one answered; no one paid attention. 30 Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come near to me.” And all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that had been thrown down. 31 Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD came, saying, “Israel shall be your name,” 32 and with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD. And he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two seahs1 of seed. 33 And he put the wood in order and cut the bull in pieces and laid it on the wood. And he said, “Fill four jars with water and pour it on the burnt offering and on the wood.” 34 And he said, “Do it a second time.” And they did it a second time. And he said, “Do it a third time.” And they did it a third time. 35 And the water ran around the altar and filled the trench also with water. 36 And at the time of the offering of the oblation, Elijah the prophet came near and said, “O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word. 37 Answer me, O LORD, answer me, that this people may know that you, O LORD, are God, and that you have turned their hearts back.” 38 Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, “The LORD, he is God; the LORD, he is God.” 40 And Elijah said to them, “Seize the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape.” And they seized them. And Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon and slaughtered them there. The Lord Sends Rain 41 And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink, for there is a sound of the rushing of rain.” 42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Mount Carmel. And he bowed himself down on the earth and put his face between his knees. 43 And he said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” And he went up and looked and said, “There is nothing.” And he said, “Go again,” seven times. 44 And at the seventh time he said, “Behold, a little cloud like a man's hand is rising from the sea.” And he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down, lest the rain stop you.'” 45 And in a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel. 46 And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah, and he gathered up his garment and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel. Footnotes [1] 18:32 A seah was about 7 quarts or 7.3 liters (ESV) 1 Thessalonians 1 (Listen) Greeting 1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. The Thessalonians' Faith and Example 2 We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly1 mentioning you in our prayers, 3 remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4 For we know, brothers2 loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. 6 And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8 For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything. 9 For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come. Footnotes [1] 1:2 Or without ceasing [2] 1:4 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters (ESV) In private: Psalm 104; Ezekiel 48 Psalm 104 (Listen) O Lord My God, You Are Very Great 104   Bless the LORD, O my soul!    O LORD my God, you are very great!  You are clothed with splendor and majesty,2     covering yourself with light as with a garment,    stretching out the heavens like a tent.3   He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters;  he makes the clouds his chariot;    he rides on the wings of the wind;4   he makes his messengers winds,    his ministers a flaming fire. 5   He set the earth on its foundations,    so that it should never be moved.6   You covered it with the deep as with a garment;    the waters stood above the mountains.7   At your rebuke they fled;    at the sound of your thunder they took to flight.8   The mountains rose, the valleys sank down    to the place that you appointed for them.9   You set a boundary that they may not pass,    so that they might not again cover the earth. 10   You make springs gush forth in the valleys;    they flow between the hills;11   they give drink to every beast of the field;    the wild donkeys quench their thirst.12   Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;    they sing among the branches.13   From your lofty abode you water the mountains;    the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work. 14   You cause the grass to grow for the livestock    and plants for man to cultivate,  that he may bring forth food from the earth15     and wine to gladden the heart of man,  oil to make his face shine    and bread to strengthen man's heart. 16   The trees of the LORD are watered abundantly,    the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.17   In them the birds build their nests;    the stork has her home in the fir trees.18   The high mountains are for the wild goats;    the rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers. 19   He made the moon to mark the seasons;1    the sun knows its time for setting.20   You make darkness, and it is night,    when all the beasts of the forest creep about.21   The young lions roar for their prey,    seeking their food from God.22   When the sun rises, they steal away    and lie down in their dens.23   Man goes out to his work    and to his labor until the evening. 24   O LORD, how manifold are your works!    In wisdom have you made them all;    the earth is full of your creatures.25   Here is the sea, great and wide,    which teems with creatures innumerable,    living things both small and great.26   There go the ships,    and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.2 27   These all look to you,    to give them their food in due season.28   When you give it to them, they gather it up;    when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.29   When you hide your face, they are dismayed;    when you take away their breath, they die    and return to their dust.30   When you send forth your Spirit,3 they are created,    and you renew the face of the ground. 31   May the glory of the LORD endure forever;    may the LORD rejoice in his works,32   who looks on the earth and it trembles,    who touches the mountains and they smoke!33   I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;    I will sing praise to my God while I have being.34   May my meditation be pleasing to him,    for I rejoice in the LORD.35   Let sinners be consumed from the earth,    and let the wicked be no more!  Bless the LORD, O my soul!  Praise the LORD! Footnotes [1] 104:19 Or the appointed times (compare Genesis 1:14) [2] 104:26 Or you formed to play with [3] 104:30 Or breath (ESV) Ezekiel 48 (Listen) 48 “These are the names of the tribes: Beginning at the northern extreme, beside the way of Hethlon to Lebo-hamath, as far as Hazar-enan (which is on the northern border of Damascus over against Hamath), and extending1 from the east side to the west,2 Dan, one portion. 2 Adjoining the territory of Dan, from the east side to the west, Asher, one portion. 3 Adjoining the territory of Asher, from the east side to the west, Naphtali, one portion. 4 Adjoining the territory of Naphtali, from the east side to the west, Manasseh, one portion. 5 Adjoining the territory of Manasseh, from the east side to the west, Ephraim, one portion. 6 Adjoining the territory of Ephraim, from the east side to the west, Reuben, one portion. 7 Adjoining the territory of Reuben, from the east side to the west, Judah, one portion. 8 “Adjoining the territory of Judah, from the east side to the west, shall be the portion which you shall set apart, 25,000 cubits3 in breadth, and in length equal to one of the tribal portions, from the east side to the west, with the sanctuary in the midst of it. 9 The portion that you shall set apart for the LORD shall be 25,000 cubits in length, and 20,0004 in breadth. 10 These shall be the allotments of the holy portion: the priests shall have an allotment measuring 25,000 cubits on the northern side, 10,000 cubits in breadth on the western side, 10,000 in breadth on the eastern side, and 25,000 in length on the southern side, with the sanctuary of the LORD in the midst of it. 11 This shall be for the consecrated priests, the sons of Zadok, who kept my charge, who did not go astray when the people of Israel went astray, as the Levites did. 12 And it shall belong to them as a special portion from the holy portion of the land, a most holy place, adjoining the territory of the Levites. 13 And alongside the territory of the priests, the Levites shall have an allotment 25,000 cubits in length and 10,000 in breadth. The whole length shall be 25,000 cubits and the breadth 20,000.5 14 They shall not sell or exchange any of it. They shall not alienate this choice portion of the land, for it is holy to the LORD. 15 “The remainder, 5,000 cubits in breadth and 25,000 in length, shall be for common use for the city, for dwellings and for open country. In the midst of it shall be the city, 16 and these shall be its measurements: the north side 4,500 cubits, the south side 4,500, the east side 4,500, and the west side 4,500. 17 And the city shall have open land: on the north 250 cubits, on the south 250, on the east 250, and on the west 250. 18 The remainder of the length alongside the holy portion shall be 10,000 cubits to the east, and 10,000 to the west, and it shall be alongside the holy portion. Its produce shall be food for the workers of the city. 19 And the workers of the city, from all the tribes of Israel, shall till it. 20 The whole portion that you shall set apart shall be 25,000 cubits square, that is, the holy portion together with the property of the city. 21 “What remains on both sides of the holy portion and of the property of the city shall belong to the prince. Extending from the 25,000 cubits of the holy portion to the east border, and westward from the 25,000 cubits to the west border, parallel to the tribal portions, it shall belong to the prince. The holy portion with the sanctuary of the temple shall be in its midst. 22 It shall be separate from the property of the Levites and the property of the city, which are in the midst of that which belongs to the prince. The portion of the prince shall lie between the territory of Judah and the territory of Benjamin. 23 “As for the rest of the tribes: from the east side to the west, Benjamin, one portion. 24 Adjoining the territory of Benjamin, from the east side to the west, Simeon, one portion. 25 Adjoining the territory of Simeon, from the east side to the west, Issachar, one portion. 26 Adjoining the territory of Issachar, from the east side to the west, Zebulun, one portion. 27 Adjoining the territory of Zebulun, from the east side to the west, Gad, one portion. 28 And adjoining the territory of Gad to the south, the boundary shall run from Tamar to the waters of Meribah-kadesh, from there along the Brook of Egypt6 to the Great Sea.7 29 This is the land that you shall allot as an inheritance among the tribes of Israel, and these are their portions, declares the Lord GOD. The Gates of the City 30 “These shall be the exits of the city: On the north side, which is to be 4,500 cubits by measure, 31 three gates, the gate of Reuben, the gate of Judah, and the gate of Levi, the gates of the city being named after the tribes of Israel. 32 On the east side, which is to be 4,500 cubits, three gates, the gate of Joseph, the gate of Benjamin, and the gate of Dan. 33 On the south side, which is to be 4,500 cubits by measure, three gates, the gate of Simeon, the gate of Issachar, and the gate of Zebulun. 34 On the west side, which is to be 4,500 cubits, three gates,8 the gate of Gad, the gate of Asher, and the gate of Naphtali. 35 The circumference of the city shall be 18,000 cubits. And the name of the city from that time on shall be, The LORD Is There.” Footnotes [1] 48:1 Probable reading; Hebrew and they shall be his [2] 48:1 Septuagint (compare verses 2–8); Hebrew the east side the west [3] 48:8 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [4] 48:9 Compare 45:1; Hebrew 10,000 [5] 48:13 Septuagint; Hebrew 10,000 [6] 48:28 Hebrew lacks of Egypt [7] 48:28 That is, the Mediterranean Sea [8] 48:34 One Hebrew manuscript, Syriac (compare Septuagint); most Hebrew manuscripts their gates three (ESV)

Abby Eats St. Louis
For the love of gourds

Abby Eats St. Louis

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 32:58


Does this time of year have you seeing orange? We got the gourds: this episode is all about pumpkins, punkin'! We'll teach you some fun facts to bring up at your next festive fall gathering and take you to Pumpkin Land, the Thies Farm mainstay that's been doing it big every fall for decades. Then, we have a hearty helping of food news and a weekend planner that gives you everything except an excuse to be bored this autumn in #STL! For a list of fall-related events click here. For a list of Halloween-related events click here. For the list of places participating in St. Louis Taco Week click here. Follow us on Instagram for food news and updates all week: Abby Eats St. Louis Contact us anytime by emailing us podcasts@ksdk.com. Until next time... Seize the plate!

Don't Stop Us Now! Podcast
Future Proof Me: Key to Fulfilment

Don't Stop Us Now! Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 5:29


Welcome to this week's Future Proof Me mini episode. For many of us the past few months have shrunk our world to the confines of our homes and our local suburb. What we've noticed can sometimes come with that, is a tendency to lose sight of the bigger picture and of others who may be doing it tougher than we are.It's why we thought it was really timely for this beautiful reminder from social entrepreneur Ronni Kahn of the value we personally derive from helping others, even now when uncertainty and disruption is still so prevalent in our own lives. We were really moved by her first hand testimony of how her experience has been that you get so much more than you give, and that time is so precious we all need to think about what we're doing now, not putting things off for “one day” in future. This point was brought vividly home to us as we just heard the news that one of our recent guests, artist and muralist Taylor White has been injured in a serious road accident in Iceland. Fortunately she's confident of making a full, if slow, recovery so we're sending her love and heartfelt “Get well soon Taylor” wishes. Seize the day dear friends. Useful LinkFull interview with Ronni Kahn - The More You Give, the More You GetRonni's Book – A Repurposed LifeOzHarvest website See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Real Peace. Real People.

Carpe Diem!A SERMON BASED ON ECCLESIASTES 9:7-12“In the moment of our talking, envious time has ebb'd away. Seize the present; trust tomorrow e'en as little as you may” (Horace). There are your famous lines from the Roman poet. In that translation, "carpe diem" is translated as "seize the present." As we advance from Horace, it's become somewhat commonplace. It's the idea lurking behind the acronym YOLO or the tattoo you occasionally see "memento mori." It's worth pointing out that the world's most famous and arguably most insistent carpe diem passages are in the Christian Bible in the book of Ecclesiastes. However, the seizing is less an act of our sheer will and more an act of reception of God's pure and unbridled grace.

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
October 10: 1 Kings 13; Philippians 4; Psalms 95–96; Ezekiel 43

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 15:46


With family: 1 Kings 13; Philippians 4 1 Kings 13 (Listen) A Man of God Confronts Jeroboam 13 And behold, a man of God came out of Judah by the word of the LORD to Bethel. Jeroboam was standing by the altar to make offerings. 2 And the man cried against the altar by the word of the LORD and said, “O altar, altar, thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, a son shall be born to the house of David, Josiah by name, and he shall sacrifice on you the priests of the high places who make offerings on you, and human bones shall be burned on you.'” 3 And he gave a sign the same day, saying, “This is the sign that the LORD has spoken: ‘Behold, the altar shall be torn down, and the ashes that are on it shall be poured out.'” 4 And when the king heard the saying of the man of God, which he cried against the altar at Bethel, Jeroboam stretched out his hand from the altar, saying, “Seize him.” And his hand, which he stretched out against him, dried up, so that he could not draw it back to himself. 5 The altar also was torn down, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign that the man of God had given by the word of the LORD. 6 And the king said to the man of God, “Entreat now the favor of the LORD your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored to me.” And the man of God entreated the LORD, and the king's hand was restored to him and became as it was before. 7 And the king said to the man of God, “Come home with me, and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward.” 8 And the man of God said to the king, “If you give me half your house, I will not go in with you. And I will not eat bread or drink water in this place, 9 for so was it commanded me by the word of the LORD, saying, ‘You shall neither eat bread nor drink water nor return by the way that you came.'” 10 So he went another way and did not return by the way that he came to Bethel. The Prophet's Disobedience 11 Now an old prophet lived in Bethel. And his sons1 came and told him all that the man of God had done that day in Bethel. They also told to their father the words that he had spoken to the king. 12 And their father said to them, “Which way did he go?” And his sons showed him the way that the man of God who came from Judah had gone. 13 And he said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” So they saddled the donkey for him and he mounted it. 14 And he went after the man of God and found him sitting under an oak. And he said to him, “Are you the man of God who came from Judah?” And he said, “I am.” 15 Then he said to him, “Come home with me and eat bread.” 16 And he said, “I may not return with you, or go in with you, neither will I eat bread nor drink water with you in this place, 17 for it was said to me by the word of the LORD, ‘You shall neither eat bread nor drink water there, nor return by the way that you came.'” 18 And he said to him, “I also am a prophet as you are, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, ‘Bring him back with you into your house that he may eat bread and drink water.'” But he lied to him. 19 So he went back with him and ate bread in his house and drank water. 20 And as they sat at the table, the word of the LORD came to the prophet who had brought him back. 21 And he cried to the man of God who came from Judah, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Because you have disobeyed the word of the LORD and have not kept the command that the LORD your God commanded you, 22 but have come back and have eaten bread and drunk water in the place of which he said to you, “Eat no bread and drink no water,” your body shall not come to the tomb of your fathers.'” 23 And after he had eaten bread and drunk, he saddled the donkey for the prophet whom he had brought back. 24 And as he went away a lion met him on the road and killed him. And his body was thrown in the road, and the donkey stood beside it; the lion also stood beside the body. 25 And behold, men passed by and saw the body thrown in the road and the lion standing by the body. And they came and told it in the city where the old prophet lived. 26 And when the prophet who had brought him back from the way heard of it, he said, “It is the man of God who disobeyed the word of the LORD; therefore the LORD has given him to the lion, which has torn him and killed him, according to the word that the LORD spoke to him.” 27 And he said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” And they saddled it. 28 And he went and found his body thrown in the road, and the donkey and the lion standing beside the body. The lion had not eaten the body or torn the donkey. 29 And the prophet took up the body of the man of God and laid it on the donkey and brought it back to the city2 to mourn and to bury him. 30 And he laid the body in his own grave. And they mourned over him, saying, “Alas, my brother!” 31 And after he had buried him, he said to his sons, “When I die, bury me in the grave in which the man of God is buried; lay my bones beside his bones. 32 For the saying that he called out by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel and against all the houses of the high places that are in the cities of Samaria shall surely come to pass.” 33 After this thing Jeroboam did not turn from his evil way, but made priests for the high places again from among all the people. Any who would, he ordained to be priests of the high places. 34 And this thing became sin to the house of Jeroboam, so as to cut it off and to destroy it from the face of the earth. Footnotes [1] 13:11 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew son [2] 13:29 Septuagint; Hebrew he came to the city of the old prophet (ESV) Philippians 4 (Listen) 4 Therefore, my brothers,1 whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. Exhortation, Encouragement, and Prayer 2 I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. 3 Yes, I ask you also, true companion,2 help these women, who have labored3 side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life. 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness4 be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned5 and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. God's Provision 10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. 14 Yet it was kind of you to share6 my trouble. 15 And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. 16 Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. 17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit.7 18 I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. 19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. Final Greetings 21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me greet you. 22 All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar's household. 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Footnotes [1] 4:1 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 8, 21 [2] 4:3 Or loyal Syzygus; Greek true yokefellow [3] 4:3 Or strived (see 1:27) [4] 4:5 Or gentleness [5] 4:9 Or these things— 9which things you have also learned [6] 4:14 Or have fellowship in [7] 4:17 Or I seek the profit that accrues to your account (ESV) In private: Psalms 95–96; Ezekiel 43 Psalms 95–96 (Listen) Let Us Sing Songs of Praise 95   Oh come, let us sing to the LORD;    let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!2   Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;    let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!3   For the LORD is a great God,    and a great King above all gods.4   In his hand are the depths of the earth;    the heights of the mountains are his also.5   The sea is his, for he made it,    and his hands formed the dry land. 6   Oh come, let us worship and bow down;    let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!7   For he is our God,    and we are the people of his pasture,    and the sheep of his hand.  Today, if you hear his voice,8     do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah,    as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,9   when your fathers put me to the test    and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.10   For forty years I loathed that generation    and said, “They are a people who go astray in their heart,    and they have not known my ways.”11   Therefore I swore in my wrath,    “They shall not enter my rest.” Worship in the Splendor of Holiness 96   Oh sing to the LORD a new song;    sing to the LORD, all the earth!2   Sing to the LORD, bless his name;    tell of his salvation from day to day.3   Declare his glory among the nations,    his marvelous works among all the peoples!4   For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;    he is to be feared above all gods.5   For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,    but the LORD made the heavens.6   Splendor and majesty are before him;    strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 7   Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples,    ascribe to the LORD glory and strength!8   Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;    bring an offering, and come into his courts!9   Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness;1    tremble before him, all the earth! 10   Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!    Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved;    he will judge the peoples with equity.” 11   Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;    let the sea roar, and all that fills it;12     let the field exult, and everything in it!  Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy13     before the LORD, for he comes,    for he comes to judge the earth.  He will judge the world in righteousness,    and the peoples in his faithfulness. Footnotes [1] 96:9 Or in holy attire (ESV) Ezekiel 43 (Listen) The Glory of the Lord Fills the Temple 43 Then he led me to the gate, the gate facing east. 2 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. And the sound of his coming was like the sound of many waters, and the earth shone with his glory. 3 And the vision I saw was just like the vision that I had seen when he1 came to destroy the city, and just like the vision that I had seen by the Chebar canal. And I fell on my face. 4 As the glory of the LORD entered the temple by the gate facing east, 5 the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the temple. 6 While the man was standing beside me, I heard one speaking to me out of the temple, 7 and he said to me, “Son of man, this is the place of my throne and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the people of Israel forever. And the house of Israel shall no more defile my holy name, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoring and by the dead bodies2 of their kings at their high places,3 8 by setting their threshold by my threshold and their doorposts beside my doorposts, with only a wall between me and them. They have defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have committed, so I have consumed them in my anger. 9 Now let them put away their whoring and the dead bodies of their kings far from me, and I will dwell in their midst forever. 10 “As for you, son of man, describe to the house of Israel the temple, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and they shall measure the plan. 11 And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the design of the temple, its arrangement, its exits and its entrances, that is, its whole design; and make known to them as well all its statutes and its whole design and all its laws, and write it down in their sight, so that they may observe all its laws and all its statutes and carry them out. 12 This is the law of the temple: the whole territory on the top of the mountain all around shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the temple. The Altar 13 “These are the measurements of the altar by cubits (the cubit being a cubit and a handbreadth):4 its base shall be one cubit high5 and one cubit broad, with a rim of one span6 around its edge. And this shall be the height of the altar: 14 from the base on the ground to the lower ledge, two cubits, with a breadth of one cubit; and from the smaller ledge to the larger ledge, four cubits, with a breadth of one cubit; 15 and the altar hearth, four cubits; and from the altar hearth projecting upward, four horns. 16 The altar hearth shall be square, twelve cubits long by twelve broad. 17 The ledge also shall be square, fourteen cubits long by fourteen broad, with a rim around it half a cubit broad, and its base one cubit all around. The steps of the altar shall face east.” 18 And he said to me, “Son of man, thus says the Lord GOD: These are the ordinances for the altar: On the day when it is erected for offering burnt offerings upon it and for throwing blood against it, 19 you shall give to the Levitical priests of the family of Zadok, who draw near to me to minister to me, declares the Lord GOD, a bull from the herd for a sin offering. 20 And you shall take some of its blood and put it on the four horns of the altar and on the four corners of the ledge and upon the rim all around. Thus you shall purify the altar and make atonement for it. 21 You shall also take the bull of the sin offering, and it shall be burned in the appointed place belonging to the temple, outside the sacred area. 22 And on the second day you shall offer a male goat without blemish for a sin offering; and the altar shall be purified, as it was purified with the bull. 23 When you have finished purifying it, you shall offer a bull from the herd without blemish and a ram from the flock without blemish. 24 You shall present them before the LORD, and the priests shall sprinkle salt on them and offer them up as a burnt offering to the LORD. 25 For seven days you shall provide daily a male goat for a sin offering; also, a bull from the herd and a ram from the flock, without blemish, shall be provided. 26 Seven days shall they make atonement for the altar and cleanse it, and so consecrate it.7 27 And when they have completed these days, then from the eighth day onward the priests shall offer on the altar your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, and I will accept you, declares the Lord GOD.” Footnotes [1] 43:3 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Vulgate; most Hebrew manuscripts when I [2] 43:7 Or the monuments; also verse 9 [3] 43:7 Or at their deaths [4] 43:13 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters; a handbreadth was about 3 inches or 7.5 centimeters [5] 43:13 Or its gutter shall be one cubit deep [6] 43:13 A span was about 9 inches or 22 centimeters [7] 43:26 Hebrew fill its hand (ESV)

Before Breakfast
The New Corner Office: Your backdrop is your personal brand

Before Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 5:57


Seize the opportunity to show who you are Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Lehto's Law
Cops Seize Cop's Car

Lehto's Law

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 8:51


It was unregistered and they say he owed over $15,000 in unpaid tolls. http://www.lehtoslaw.com

The Steve Gruber Show
Steve Dulan, Liberal influencers seize on latest school shooting to push gun control

The Steve Gruber Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 7:30


Steve Dulan is a licensed attorney and real estate broker. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors, Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners. Liberal influencers seize on latest school shooting to push gun control

Abby Eats St. Louis
Business is a beach

Abby Eats St. Louis

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 29:31


This week we're introducing you to someone who should probably write a book or run for office or be making millions as a big time corporate CEO — or at the very least be relaxing on the sandy Gulf Shores beaches — but is instead pouring himself into his Gulf Shores Restaurants. How he says keeping busy during the pandemic will set them up for future success, why he calls the restaurant his "pulpit" and the conversations he hopes you're having with strangers in his dining room. Plus, we have all the fall fun in your weekend planner and a chance to help Dori make a big decision. Seize the plate! Follow us on Instagram for food news and updates all week: Abby Eats St. Louis Contact us anytime by emailing us podcasts@ksdk.com.

Privacy Please
S2, E86 - Breaking News! Law Enforcement Agencies Seize $375K in Ukraine Ransomware Bust

Privacy Please

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 12:50


This Week on Privacy Please: Breaking News, we cover a story on a coordinated effort by law enforcement agencies that are viewed as a good sign, but security analysts fear this is just the tip of the iceberg.Article: https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/law-enforcement-agencies-seize-375k-in-ukraine-ransomware-bust - Contributing Writer: Steve Zurier***Give us your feedback, send in email questions, and please leave a review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast to help us reach more people like you! 

The Disruptive Voice
K-12 School Systems, Seize This Moment! A Conversation with Thomas Arnett

The Disruptive Voice

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 33:12


Tom Arnett is Senior Research Fellow – Education at The Clayton Christensen Institute, where he studies instructional models and demand for innovative resources and practices across the K-12 education system. In this episode, he joins host Michael Horn to dig into his latest research, sharing insights on what Clay's frameworks can tell us about recent developments in online learning and also how the incorporation of new techniques in K-12 schooling models might evolve as we slowly emerge from the pandemic. For instance, can lessons learned on what not to do with online learning help to ignite its adoption going forward? How are teachers thinking about their instructional models in a world rocked by pandemic disruption? How have school systems' RPPs affected their response to the pandemic? And will schools work to reinvent their business models to accommodate changing stakeholder expectations or will K-12 schools remain largely unchanged in the longer term? Listen to this engaging conversation to hear Tom's thoughts on these important questions and more! 

Joni and Friends Radio
Seize Every Opportunity

Joni and Friends Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 4:00


You have no day but today! Live wisely, making the most of each day and each opportunity to love others and love Jesus.

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Acton Unwind: J.D. Vance wants to seize the wealth to own the libs

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021


Eric Kohn, Sam Gregg, and Michael Matheson Miller discuss U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance's comments about the Ford Foundation–namely, that we should “seize the assets of the Ford Foundation, tax their assets, and give it to the people who’ve had their lives destroyed by their radical open borders agenda.” When did it become acceptable for […]

Legion 99: Your Star Wars Legion Podcast
Turn Zero Lists - Episode 19.5 - Barbershop Quintet

Legion 99: Your Star Wars Legion Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 19:04


Keegan and Czarvak double down on the melee, and check out some Obi-Wan/Chieftain ideas!   799/800 8 Activations Obi-Wan Kenobi 170 + 22 = 192 --Force Push (10), Force Reflexes (5), Vigilance (5), Situational Awareness (2) Wookiee Chieftan 100 + 16 = 116 --Vigilance (5), Offensive Push (4), Seize the Initiative (5), Recon Intel (2) Phase I Clone Troopers 52 2x Phase I Clone Troopers 52 + 2 = 54 x 2 = 108 --Recon Intel (2) Wookiee Warriors 69 + 36 = 105 --Battle Shield Wookiee (26), Offensive Push (4), Into the Fray (4), Recon Intel (2) 2x Wookiee Warriors 69 + 44 = 113 x 2 = 226 --Bowcaster Wookiee (31), Offensive Push (4), Into the Fray (4), Recon Intel (2), Impact Grenades (3) Hello There!•, Grroooogrrraaaawrrrrrrrrmph•, Knowledge and Defense••, Mrowgh Ghrrmrowrig!••, General Kenobi•••, YHWARGGHHHHHHHHHH!•••, Standing Orders•••• Major Offensive, Advanced Positions, Hemmed In, Danger Close Payload, Sabotage the Moisture Vaporators, Key Positions, Hostage Exchange Fortified Positions, Rapid Reinforcements, Supply Drop, Limited Visibility

The Business Lounge Podcast
Home Health to Business Brokerage – with Media Mogul in Between | Seize Your Business

The Business Lounge Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 26:07


Matt Friscia spent some time with host Steve Eschbach on this edition of Seize Your Business and provided a different perspective on #franchiseownership – having sold a #franchise through Transworld Business Advisors (and eventually opening his own Transworld Business Advisors office in LaGrange). Matt had recent first hand experience on prepping his business for sale and now has taken those lessons learned to assist other #businessowners do the same. Accountability, monitoring metrics and organization are common themes to maximize business value, whether it be for sale or setting yourself up for further expansion through acquisition. In addition to these first hand experiences, Matt shares with our listening ownership on how his experiences in media with some fairly familiar household names such as ESPN, Radio Disney and 97.1 The Drive influenced his career path to where he is today. More on Matt – see https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattfriscia/ The Business Lounge will be bringing you business advice and conversations from real entrepreneurs on real experiences that we have throughout our businesses. Each week, we welcome a guest from a variety of industries to join us in our conversations about the business world. Let us know what you want to see next! To get in touch with our hosts and for more information on how to join the Business Lounge and be a guest, visit https://www.oflaherty-law.com/seize-your-business visit https://www.oflaherty-law.com/business-lounge-tv/on-purpose-growth or email us at marketing@oflaherty-law.com. Get in touch with our host: Steve Eschbach - Transworld Business Advisors of Naperville seschbach@tworld.com 312-550-9965 Follow us on our social accounts to stay connected with all things Business Lounge! - Website: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/business-lounge-network - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessLoungeNetwork/ - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/seizeyourbusiness-com *None of the content in The Business Lounge series is intended as paid legal advice.

WBBM Newsradio's 4:30PM News To Go
Customs agents at O'Hare seize batch of fake COVID vaccine cards from China

WBBM Newsradio's 4:30PM News To Go

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 8:05


Also in the news; the Chicago Public Schools' CEO and the city's public health commissioner are attempting to give parents, teachers, students, and staff some peace of mind regarding COVID-19 protocols; the City of Chicago is extending a helping hand to artists and creative workers who suffered financial hardship as a result of the pandemic; a non-profit organization is trying to help Chicago Public Schools track down students who have not returned to the classroom; and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Abby Eats St. Louis
Getting wired

Abby Eats St. Louis

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 29:33


Dale Schotte left a successful IT career to help people get wired and connected in a different way: over a good cup of coffee. Now, Park Avenue Coffee has locations around St. Louis and helps make about 100 other local shops happen. We talked to him about how an offhand comment became his new vocation, why he believes the industry will bounce back and what he says is the best decision he's ever made. Plus, we'll help you celebrate International Coffee Day, and we have a jam-packed planner for your first weekend of October! Check out Coffee Day deals here. Follow us on Instagram for food news and updates all week: Abby Eats St. Louis Contact us anytime by emailing us podcasts@ksdk.com. Until next time... Seize the plate!

My Steps to Sobriety
195 Dinesh Palipana : Invictus - Victory through adversity

My Steps to Sobriety

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 71:39


Dinesh was the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland and the second person to graduate medical school with quadriplegia in Australia. Dinesh is a doctor, lawyer, disability advocate, and researcher. Halfway through medical school, he was involved in a motor vehicle accident that caused a cervical spinal cord injury. Dinesh has completed an Advanced Clerkship in Radiology at Harvard University. As a result of his injury and experiences, Dinesh has been an advocate for inclusivity. He is a founding member of Doctors with Disabilities Australia. Dinesh works in the emergency department at the Gold Coast University Hospital. He is a senior lecturer at the Griffith University and adjunct research fellow at the Menzies Health Institute of Queensland. Dinesh is a researcher in spinal cord injury. He is a doctor for the Gold Coast Titans physical disability rugby team. Dinesh is a senior advisor to the Disability Royal Commission. Dinesh was the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service's Junior Doctor of the Year in 2018. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2019. He was the third Australian to be awarded a Henry Viscardi Achievement Award. Dinesh was the Queensland Australian of the Year for 2021. 3 top tips for my audience: 1. Embrace adversity. 2. Focus on giving, not taking. 3. Seize the day. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dineshpalipana Instagram: http://instagram.com/dinesh.palipana Wait, there is more!!! Have a look at  www.mystepstosobriety.com  to see which other books and projects I am involved in!  And follow me on Instagram, Podcast, Facebook and Linkedin! https://stephanneff.podbean.com/ https://www.facebook.com/stepstosobriety/ https://www.instagram.com/stepstosobriety/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephan-neff-author/

The Socialist Program with Brian Becker
Seize Big Pharma: Nationalize and Internationalize All Medicine!

The Socialist Program with Brian Becker

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 30:49


On today's episode we discuss the frantic effort by pharmaceutical corporations to keep prescription drug prices -- and their profits -- sky high. As part of the proposed social spending budget, Congress is considering a measure to negotiate hundreds of billions of dollars of savings on prescriptions covered by Medicare. This would fund major expansions to Medicaid and Medicare services, but right-wing Democrats backed by big pharma are doing everything they can to block it. Professor Richard Wolff is an author & co-founder of the organization Democracy at Work. You can check out his work at rdwolff.com. Please make an urgently-needed contribution to The Socialist Program by joining our Patreon community at patreon.com/thesocialistprogram. We rely on the generous support of our listeners to keep bringing you consistent, high-quality shows. All Patreon donors of $5 a month or more are invited to join the monthly Q&A seminar with Brian.

The Horn
Bonus Episode: Avoiding Another Afghanistan: Could Al-Shabaab Seize Power in Somalia? (from the Crisis Group podcast Hold Your Fire!)

The Horn

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 44:03


Today we're bringing you a bonus episode on Somalia from Crisis Group's global podcast Hold Your Fire!. Many people in the Somali capital Mogadishu watched with apprehension as the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan. Could Somalia, struggling against its own Islamist insurgency – Al-Shabaab – face a similar fate? In this episode of Hold Your Fire! Richard Atwood and Naz Modirzadeh are joined by Omar Mahmood, Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for Somalia, to discuss the resurgence of Al-Shabaab as political instability wracks the country and the withdrawal of African Union troops potentially looms. They discuss the state of the insurgency, the capability of Somali defence forces, the troubled relationship between the central government and Somalia's regions, and the role of East African and other foreign powers. They also talk about whether there is any hope of a political settlement with Al-Shabaab. For more information, explore Crisis Group's analysis on our Somalia and Horn of Africa pages. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

ECLifeTalkPodcast
Write To Influence, Seize Your Future

ECLifeTalkPodcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 33:50


The Authors Lab Podcast Episode 20: Write To Influence, Seize Your Future Host:  Allison G. Daniels - Award Winning 3X Bestselling Author | Writing Coach Guest: Carla Bass - Retired Colonel (USAF), Award-Winning Author, Adjunct Instructor at National Intelligence University Produced by: Elite Conversations Podcast Media https://www.eliteconversations.com/mypodcast.html

Street Cop Podcast
When to Seize the Money

Street Cop Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 24:35


In this archive episode, Dennis answers a group member's question on when to seize the money during interdiction. Recorded on 02/09/2018.

Kings Church NYC
Guest Joe Kelley - Seize your Moment

Kings Church NYC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 45:04


This evening we had the great pleasure of hearing from Joe Kelley a friend from both Pastor David and Bethanys' families. He shares a powerful testimony of God changing His life and leaves us with an encouragement to follow after God in every moment.

fxtalk podcast
#21-0926 Seize Hope

fxtalk podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 58:33


SERIES/ Hebrews: Consider Jesus     SPEAKER/ Mat Shockney     SUMMARY/ We tend to consider ourselves first in either pride or false humility. In the book of Hebrews, God is asking us to CONSIDER JESUS in everything. Join us, as we encourage one another through the book of Hebrews, to CONSIDER JESUS.     #2021 #hebrews

Reportage International
Reportage international - Allemagne: seize années de «Merkel-mania»

Reportage International

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 2:33


Durant ces quatre mandats, elle a joui d'une importante popularité qui ne se dément toujours pas. Si Angela Merkel a aussi suscité un rejet violent pour sa politique migratoire après 2015, celle qui a été surnommé « Mutti » (« Maman ») reste une figure de référence pour une majorité d'Allemands.

The Business Lounge Podcast
Seize Your Business with Rob Bandyk

The Business Lounge Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 22:47


This week's Seize Your Business episode features Ron Bandyk, owner of the Grout Medic West/Southwest Chicagoland franchisee location (see - https://www.thegroutmedic.com/tile-cleaning-grout-cleaning-west-southwest-chicagoland/). Ron was formerly an accountant (hence the counting beans reference) that decided to pursue entrepreneurship by purchasing an existing franchise and taking it to the next level of growth from the former owner. Ron shares his experiences transitioning from a CPA in public accounting to business franchisee owner, commenting on the infrastructure most franchisors provide and the leeway allowed for more localized business development that complements such. Ron is a Business Lounge member with his offices at 1515 Legacy Circle, Suite 3E in Naperville, IL 60563. For more about his background, see https://www.linkedin.com/in/ron-bandyk-6042566/. The Business Lounge is a shared office space, a podcast channel, and a way to enhance your business and expand your network. Stay tuned for weekly episodes! The Business Lounge will be bringing you business advice and conversations from real entrepreneurs on real experiences that we have throughout our businesses. Each week, we welcome a guest from a variety of industries to join us in our conversations about the business world. Let us know what you want to see next! To get in touch with our hosts and for more information on how to join the Business Lounge and be a guest, visit https://www.oflaherty-law.com/seize-your-business visit https://www.oflaherty-law.com/business-lounge-tv/on-purpose-growth or email us at marketing@oflaherty-law.com. Get in touch with our host: Steve Eschbach - Transworld Business Advisors of Naperville seschbach@tworld.com 312-550-9965 Follow us on our social accounts to stay connected with all things Business Lounge! - Website: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/business-lounge-network - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessLoungeNetwork/ - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/seizeyourbusiness-com *None of the content in The Business Lounge series is intended as paid legal advice.

Hold Your Fire!
Avoiding Another Afghanistan: Could Al-Shabaab Seize Power in Somalia?

Hold Your Fire!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 43:53


Many people in the Somali capital Mogadishu watched with apprehension as the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan. Could Somalia, struggling against its own Islamist insurgency -- Al—Shabaab -- face a similar fate? In this episode of Hold Your Fire! Richard Atwood and Naz Modirzadeh are joined by Omar Mahmood, Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for Somalia, to discuss the resurgence of Al—Shabaab as political instability wracks the country and the withdrawal of African Union troops potentially looms. They discuss the state of the insurgency, the capability of Somali defence forces, the troubled relationship between the central government and Somalia's regions, and the role of East African and other foreign powers. They also talk about whether there is any hope of a political settlement with Al—Shabaab. For more information, explore Crisis Group's analysis on our Somalia and Horn of Africa pages. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Ryan Kelley Morning After
09-24-21 Segment 2 Seize The Day!

The Ryan Kelley Morning After

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 51:03


He squeezes out the wins like an automatic juicer, Hey Tony La Russa! Tips to have better sex. Whispering French in the throws of passion. Biff joins us to talk gambling. Hrabe has an invention for Biff. Iggy's Drops of the Week. Seize the day young folks. Jackson talks foot proposals on Tinder. 

Abby Eats St. Louis
5 Burning Questions: Donna Vickers on Taste of St. Louis and beyond

Abby Eats St. Louis

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 28:27


She's opening a restaurant next month in Hazelwood and she's excited to meet you at Taste of St. Louis this weekend! We scored a few minutes on the busy Simply Cooking With Donna schedule to chat with the chef/owner about all of the opportunities coming her way and what she's most excited about right now. We have the details ahead of Taste, plus a rundown of all sorts of fun and exciting things happening in St. Louis this weekend and a spooky-spicy treat hitting grocery store shelves soon. For the full list of participating vendors at Taste of St. Louis 2021 click here. Follow us on Instagram for food news and updates all week: Abby Eats St. Louis Contact us anytime by emailing us podcasts@ksdk.com. Until next time... Seize the plate!

The Mentors Radio Show
How to Recognize and Seize Opportunity in the Face of Uncertainty, with Deloitte Strategy Experts Steven Goldbach and Geoff Tuff

The Mentors Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 52:50


HAVE YOU EVER MISSED AN OPPORTUNITY IN BUSINESS OR LIFE BECAUSE YOU MISSED READING THE TEA LEAVES? In this episode, The Mentors Radio host Tom Loarie talks with two well-known Deloitte strategy experts Steven Goldbach and Geoff Tuff on how to recognize and seize opportunity in the face of uncertainty. In their work with many companies over the years, Steven and Geoff have developed great insights on missing opportunities in business -- and life -- by acting tentatively in the face of uncertainty instead of taking action. There is so much more to this very dynamic, important and insightful "mentoring." Show notes and more will be posted after the show broadcast on Saturday, including a podcast of the radio broadcast. Never miss an episode by subscribing here.

AmeriPod - A Podcast for The Resistance
Episode 156: Seize the Means of PODuction

AmeriPod - A Podcast for The Resistance

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 12:55


In this #short episode of the pod, we talk economics, labor, and capitalism. Recorded 09.08.21

Harvest Community Church (PCA) in Omaha, NE
“Seeing Good in the Day of Adversity” – Ecclesiastes 7:1–14

Harvest Community Church (PCA) in Omaha, NE

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021


Hear now, the word of the Lord from Ecclesiastes 7:1-14. A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad. 4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. 5 It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools. 6 For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fools; this also is vanity. 7 Surely oppression drives the wise into madness, and a bribe corrupts the heart. 8 Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. 9 Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools. 10 Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this. 11 Wisdom is good with an inheritance, an advantage to those who see the sun. 12 For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it. 13 Consider the work of God: who can make straight what he has made crooked? 14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him. Ecclesiastes 7:1-14, ESV The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God endures forever. Well, my wife and I have several children and we've had children in our home through foster care at various times. One thing that we've learned about children is that you love them so much. Yet sometimes it can be frustrating to watch the way that they live their lives, because they don't always know what is good for them. Sometimes, for example, children want to play rough and they're in a good mood and want to play rough, and they're excited about playing rough and the rough game escalates and you warn them, say that's not going to end well. They play rough and suddenly someone gets a scratch or a bump and then the world is over. It seemed good in the moment, and yet it was a bad choice when they look back on it. Sometimes the rule is you can't have dessert without eating the vegetables and they don't want to eat the vegetables. The vegetables don't seem good to them. So, they sit at the table and refuse to eat the vegetables, and then they are upset and can't fathom why they wouldn't get the dessert. It's hard to learn what is good in life. Indeed, as I consider my own life, I'm still struggling with these basic lessons. I usually eat my vegetables, but I think of the fact that I want to grow in wisdom. The Bible is very clear about how to gain wisdom, about the good things to do to gain wisdom. So, I have to ask myself, is my delight truly deeply from the soul in the law of the Lord? Do I meditate on God's word day all the way through until night? Or I want to be someone who is characterized by peace? I want to be anxious for nothing. Again, the Bible tells us what is good, how to pursue that. But I have to ask myself, is it true that in everything by prayer and supplication with Thanksgiving, I make my requests known to God? So, the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. You see even for what we know to be good? Sometimes in the moment, we struggle to truly believe that it is in fact good. The Bible tells us why this is, that there is a corruption deep in our souls that bends us or inclines us or orient's us or distorts our perception in such a way so that we don't always see good for what it is. We don't recognize it for what it is and sometimes we call evil good. Well, how do we fight this? Well, fighting this begins by an acknowledgement of our ignorance, to say, I don't know what is good for me and I need to help. It begins also by a refusal to trust our own intuition to discern between good and evil. It requires us then to be quick to remind ourselves that God alone knows what is good. That's our big idea for today that God alone knows what is good. So, in the passage that we're looking at today, the preacher is going to talk about good things. 1. Dying Well 2. Living Well 3. Trusting God in Life and Death. Dying Well So let's start with dying well in verses one through six. Before we get into the first six verse, I want to remind you about the verse right before the section that we're looking at in Ecclesiastes 6:12. We talked about last week that the first six chapters of Ecclesiastes really marked the first half of the book, and in the first half of the book, the preacher is essentially surveying absolutely everything under the sun to try to investigate whether there actually is lasting good that we can find in this world. He does this thorough, complete, exhaustive search of the world and discovers that there is nothing truly good in this world. So, the way that the first half ends in verse 12 is with two questions. Look at the first question. Ecclesiastes 6:12 For who knows what is good for man while he lives the few days of his vain life, which he passes like a shadow? Ecclesiastes 6:12, ESV Who knows what is good? Well, in the passage that we are looking at today, as if to answer this question and versus one through 14, the word good appears 11 times. Eleven times the word good appears in 14 verses. Do you want to know what's good? Well, the preacher is about to tell us what is good. However, it's not at all what we think it would be. So, in verse one, we find this principle, this proverb right out of the gate. A good name is better than precious ointment. We say, great, fantastic. I can do this. Pursue a good name, a good reputation. Got it. Check. What else you got for me? Then we go to the next half of verse one and Derek Kitchener and his commentary writes, "There's really nothing that prepares you for the body blow that follows in the second half of the first verse" A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth. Ecclesiastes 7:1, ESV Well, there are a lot of attempts to explain how these two halves of verse one fit together, and some people don't think that they fit together at all. But I think Michael Eaton is surely right when he says that this is a comparison. As a good name is better than precious ointment, so the day of death is better than the day of birth. They're comparing it. You know, the one you don't have to be really instructed on the one that one sort of an easy principle, but the second one, you need to understand that this is just as good. In fact, more good for you to think about the day of your death and the day of your birth. But why is this the case? Well, it's certainly not that God prefers death to life, it's certainly not that death itself is better than life. God is the ever living one. God is the one who has life in himself. God is the giver of life. God sent his own son, Jesus Christ, into this world to raise up the dead to new life. God loves life, and he hates death. Death is the last enemy that will be defeated. Death is not better than birth. That's not what he is saying, but we get something of what he is saying in verse two. What is he really mean? Well, verse two he says, It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart.Ecclesiastes 7:2, ESV . This idea of laying it to heart means to consider it, to ponder it. When we think of our heart, we think of our emotions, our feelings. However, when the Old Testament talks about the heart by far most often, it's talking about the way that we think in the Old Testament. The heart is the seat of your thinking, not your feeling. In fact, many times when you read about the mind or the thoughts, you are really reading a word that in the original Hebrew actually is heart, and it's just translated into something that will better understand since we think about the mind as the seat of thinking. The heart is the seat of thinking in Hebrew thinking, and the preacher wants us to lay this to heart to grapple with this, to consider this that a funeral is better than the house of feasting. Well, what should we be considering? While verse three, Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad.Ecclesiastes 7:3, ESV . There's again the heart. Now literally this is by evil of face, or sadness of face. This is the phrase that is used to describe when Joseph comes into the prison cell and sees the Pharaoh's cup bearer and his baker there. They've had this dream that's disturbing and they don't know what to make with it. Will they have evil of face, is what it says. They're disturbed, they're vexed, they're not sure what to make of this. So, Joseph asked them, what's wrong? the preacher says it's by this vexation, this disturbed nature of your face that the heart is made literally good. When we are disturbed by sorrow and we are disturbed by the funerals that interrupt our lives, this is good. This sorrow is good, not because death is good, but because this forces us to consider the end of all mankind, our own end, our own mortality, the fact that we too will die. That any good that we encounter in this Earth, the mirth, the feasting, the laughter, all of this, is fleeting, it's temporary, it's passing away, and it can't ultimately satisfy us. So, verse four, The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools. For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fools; this also is vanity. Ecclesiastes 7:4-6, ESV The preacher wants to make us think. The preacher wants us to grapple with not just in general big questions, but the ultimate questions, what is life and what is going to happen after death? You know, there's a common question that people ask each other. Maybe you've asked it, or maybe you've considered it. If you knew that a week from today, you were going to die. That next week, the next Lord's day, next Sunday would be your last day of living. How would you spend the next seven days? What would you do? Particularly, how would what you would do over the next seven days differ from the ways that you would ordinarily spend those seven days? If it was just another ordinary week where you got up and went to work and did everything else that you normally do? Well, probably you wouldn't spend that week doing ordinary, normal things. You'd maybe try to check things off of your bucket list. Things that are exciting and adventurous that maybe you've always wanted to do but have always been content to put off for one day someday. Well, there aren't that many one day, some days left seven to be precise, so you want to get down to checking off those items off your bucket list. Or maybe you'd want to have a conversation, a conversation to reconcile with someone with whom you've been estranged. Or a conversation where you tell someone you love them in a way that you're not sure that you've ever expressed to them, to let them know how much they mean to you. If you knew that you were going to die in a week, your life would change over the course of this week. The preacher here is asking a similar, but a very different question. He's saying if you laid it to heart that you were going to die someday, how would that change the rest of your life, whether you have a little or a long time left to live? Not just if I introduced you some concept that you didn't realize that you were going to die, probably you do know that you're going to die. All of us know theoretically that our days are numbered and then we must die someday. But if you laid it to heart. If that thought truly captivated your mind and your heart. How would that change the way you would otherwise ordinarily live? How would it redirect the course of life that you would naturally go upon if death were no consideration for your life? These are big questions, these are important questions, and as a church, we need to be a place where these questions are things that we are talking about. We want Harvest Community Church to be a place where we take these big questions seriously because they are of the utmost importance. These are very literally matters of life and death, and of eternal life and eternal death. The Bible instructs us we should be like the wise. The wise recognize that the things that appear to be good in this world are nothing but vanity. They're a mist, they're a breath. They are here today and they are gone tomorrow. They cannot provide enduring, satisfying joy. They can only distract us for a little bit of time, and we are left back with the utter dissatisfaction we have in life. No closer to finding the satisfaction and the ultimate good that we are looking for. Especially the celebration and the feasting and the laughter in the singing. These can distract us from the fact that we will die. Certainly, the preacher tells us elsewhere, there's a time and a season for everything. There is a time for celebration. There is a time for feasting and for laughter and for singing. The preacher doesn't want us to be miserable. But he's saying it is good, it is best for us to be considering our mortality. Again, these questions are more than simply trying to understand the fact that we will die. Once we lay it to heart that we will die, not just know about it, but lay it to heart. Well, that raises another set of questions. How then should we live? If we live with a view toward our eventual death, how then should we live now? Living Well This brings us to our second section. Number two, living well now in versus seven through 13. In the length of this section there are a number of proverbs, and some people just think these are just sort of random rapid fire proverbs, just considering one idea after another with no connection. But I think we can see some degree of connection and I characterized the connection in this way. The preacher is talking about our reactivity and specifically how we should prepare ourselves to react as the life and circumstances change around us. A reactivity? Then second, our proactivity, regardless of the circumstances, how should we proactively live in life? Then third, our counter activity, what should we press back against? How should we cut against the grain? How should we swim against the current of how we would otherwise ordinarily live, if we did not lay it to heart that we too must die? As our days are numbered and the clock is ticking. So, the preacher starts with reactivity, how should we react to the changing circumstances that we encounter in life? So he starts in verse seven saying, Surely oppression drives the wise into madness, and a bribe corrupts the heart. Ecclesiastes 7:7, ESV Now, the preacher is not simply saying don't oppress people and don't take bribes. That's obvious. We know that, he knows that, he knows that we know that, he doesn't need to say that. What he's rather saying is when you encounter corruption and when you encounter oppression, you should be prepared for it. It shouldn't drive you to madness because you should know that it is coming. Now again, this doesn't mean that we're passive about it, that we ignore it, that we just dismiss it or make justifications for it. But the preacher doesn't want us to be vexed about it. Prepare your heart to understand that this is a dark, sinful, broken world. Then verse eight, he says this, Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Ecclesiastes 7:8, ESV At the end of something is not more pleasurable than the beginning. Usually when we start something, you know, we just started our children's ministry on Wednesday night, this last week, and it was a tremendous amount of fun. Everyone was excited. Everything went really well. There was a lot of energy and enthusiasm. It's more fun to start things than to end things, because then things mean that it's done or it failed, or it didn't work out the way you thought it would. The preacher says it's not more pleasurable, but it's better because when you come to the end of something, you don't have the same blind optimism as when you start. I think this children's ministry is going to revolutionize our children's discipleship. Children will be impacted for eternity, and I think that's true. But the preacher says, slow your roll, don't have too high of expectations. This is a difficult dark world. It's better for you to think about the end of things and to be patient with whatever comes then to be proud and arrogant about what you were able to achieve in your life. Prepare your reactions accordingly. In verse nine, Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools.Ecclesiastes 7:9, ESV Why is this? Why does anger lodge in the heart of fools? Well, anger comes with unmet expectations. When you want something, you expect something, whether you say it out loud or you just expect it because, of course that's what you would expect, you don't need to say it. When those expectations are unmet, that's when anger suddenly rises, rushes to the surface. Well, the preacher saying the wives don't have these kinds of high expectations. The wise know that this world is broken, they know that this world is full of vanity. When you have low expectations, it's much more difficult to become angry because you weren't expecting better. Ten in verse 10, the preacher gives us one more reactivity statement, preparing yourselves for your reactions to the changing circumstances of life. He says Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.Ecclesiastes 7:10, ESV Now this comes up a lot, we think a lot about the good old days. The French have this remarkable statement, "Oh, the good old days when we were all so unhappy." You see we tend to wear rose colored glasses about the past. Oh, I was so happy then, things were so easy then, because we've forgotten about how difficult things were then, just as things are difficult now. It's a lie to have nostalgic views that sugarcoat everything that happened in the in the past. Evil is always with us; vanity is always with us under the sun. There's another reason that there's a problem with nostalgia. It's that pining for the past won't fix anything in the present. It is not from wisdom that you say this. Well, again, this is the preacher coaching us on a life live well, of how we should train our reactions to the changing circumstances of our world. In addition to this, the preacher then goes on to talk about our proactivity. Regardless of what happens, regardless of what you face, how should you proactively build your life? What he talks here is about the proactivity toward stability in life and particularly he's going to talk about financial stability in life. Pursuing financial stability is not sin. It is wisdom, it is wise stewardship. Now he's not talking about success where you spend every waking moment toiling after the next dollar. He said already that that is an appetite that will never satisfy you. If you're idol, if your life is spent chasing after money. He's not talking about that. Trying to get as rich as you can so that you can live with the pleasures that you want to live with. He's talking rather simply about stability. So, verse 11, Wisdom is good with an inheritance, an advantage to those who see the sun. Ecclesiastes 7:11, ESV When we think about inheritance, I think a lot of times maybe you don't, but at least I do, I think a lot of times about the way that very often inheritance means just sort of a transfer of cash. Even when there are assets like land or other property, a lot of times those are liquidated so that it can, so that the inheritance can be more easily divided between people. But in the ancient world, there was one thing to transfer down from generation to generation, land. Land was the source, the foundation of what you would do to be able to work the land to make money. You couldn't manufacture more land, so either you had land to be able to work and to make your wealth or you didn't. So, gaining inheritance was a big deal in terms of a foundation for stability to be able to grow your wealth and to become stable in that society. The preacher says wisdom is good with an inheritance. It's an advantage to those who see the sun. It's an advantage in some way. What is the advantage? Well, he tells us in verse 12, For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it. Ecclesiastes 7:12, ESV You need both he's saying, you need wisdom to live wisely and you need some kind of financial stability. Again, it's not sin to seek financial stability, its wisdom, it is wise stewardship. Again, he's not talking about seeking all the money you possibly can to make yourself wealthy. He's talking about stability. One of the ways we know this is where he goes next. He talks about counter activity. How should we counter, how should we cut against the grain, how should we swim against the current, against the corruption of our souls that makes us desperate for good in this world that isn't to be found? Especially that we too often find with money. We see that as the good sometimes that will make us truly happy. But in verse 13, the preacher reminds us that we've got to keep our eyes on what is true. Consider the work of God: who can make straight what he has made crooked?Ecclesiastes 7:13, ESV God is the one who has made creation and he originally made it straight, but then he made it crooked. Now what's he talking about here? Well, he's not talking about God despite us messing up creation so that we suffer. He's talking about the just judgment that has come in the form of a curse against creation because of human sin, because the sin of our first parents, Adam and Eve. We talked about this before, but I'll remind you the word that comes up so often in Ecclesiastes, the word vanity. That's a Hebrew word, Ecclesiastes written in Hebrew. Very early on before Christ came into the world the Old Testament was translated from Hebrew into Greek. The Greek word that they use to translate this word vanity is the word that Paul uses in Romans 8:20-21 to talk about the vanity of creation itself. That God has made crooked what was originally created straight. So Romans 8:20-21, For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.Romans 8:20-21, ESV Neither wisdom nor money nor anything else in this world can overcome the futility of the curse. So, the preacher says we need to live well by preparing our reactions to disappointment in this life. By proactively seeking not to advance ourselves to the stars financially, but stability to get through this life. Then always counteracting the impulse, the desire, the draw to try to put too much stock, too much hope, too much faith in this world. What the preacher is saying, part of living well, part of living with the end in mind with our impending death in view, is thinking in advance. That's part of it. Preparing your heart for your reactions in response to corruption and disappointment. To planning your finances proactively so that you know that the purchases you want today will not bring you the satisfaction that you are seeking. So, it leads you to rather prioritize savings and wise stewardship of the resources that God has entrusted to you. It means fighting the impulses and the desires and the passions and the lusts of your soul toward foolishness and evil by counteracting the lurches of your heart toward what will not truly satisfy. Live well, the preacher says, live as well as you can. But even so, he says, fix it in your mind that living well will not be your salvation. This will not be the life hack that gives you perfect satisfaction and joy. That's what stoicism promises, not Christianity. You cannot ultimately make straight what God has made crooked. We are all waiting for the time when Jesus Christ will return to accomplish that, to make a new heavens and Earth, to make straight forever what has become crooked. So the preacher is telling us to live then, well. Live from the first principle that everything in this world is vanity. He's not preaching simply self-denial, just live a really difficult life. He is rather telling us, deny yourself what is vanity in this life and exchange what can never be lost, what can never be corrupted for the eternal good that will come by the promise of God through faith. Trusting in God in Life and in Death The preacher underscores this point in verse 14, where he summarizes what he's getting at in this first half of the chapter. The preacher says this, In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him. Ecclesiastes 7:14, ESV Now, here are a couple of more instances of that word good that appeared 11 times in these 14 verses. We didn't look specifically at all of them, but in verse 14, it says in the day of prosperity, literally in the day of good, be joyful or literally be in good, in good spirits, be joyful. In the day of adversity, here it's the opposite of good, in the day of evil, consider God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him. God has made the day of good, and he has made what the preacher calls here the day of evil. It's important to note we've mentioned this a couple of times, evil in Hebrew does not always mean moral evil and it doesn't mean moral evil here. The preacher is not charging God with moral evil. Evil means calamity or disaster. It's the ultimate extent of what it means that there is vanity in this world, that everything has been subjected to futility and frustration. What the preacher is saying is that God has ordained both from the hand of God, both good and bad come. Why? So that man may not find out anything that will be after him. Now, I mentioned that much of this chapter is written to answer the question that was raised at the end of the last chapter. The first question of chapter 12, who knows what is good for man? There's a second question and that question was this in Ecclesiastes 6:12 for who can tell man what will be after him under the sun? Well, now we find an answer to that question, too. God is established both good and the disaster, the calamity of this world, so that no man may find out anything of what will be after him. We are utterly helpless. We are completely dependent upon God. This is where God has put us to lead us to trust in him. The wise live, according to two fundamental truths. Number one, the day of good is not permanent in this life. We don't chase it. We don't cling to it as it comes. We enjoy it as a gift from God. Recognizing that very soon life will change. Number two, that while we are not in control of what comes each day, God is. The wise live according to a principle not of control, of trying to live my best life now, but a principle of trust that God alone knows what is good. That's the big idea, God alone knows what is good. One of my favorite books is a book by C.S. Lewis. It's a book called Perelandra. It's maybe not one of his better known books, not like The Chronicles of Narnia, but it's a fictional book. It's in the space trilogy, it's the second book in the space trilogy. In Perelandra C.S. Lewis imagines what would it be like if God created a new humankind on another planet? So he creates the first man and the first woman on another planet. This is assuming that everything that's happened in the Bible, everything that has happened in our history has already happened. What would it be like if God started with a new human race that was related to ours? So as a part of this interrelation, God sends a Christian from this world, a man named Ransom, sends him to this other world, this planet named Perelandra. Perelandra is a planet that's covered with water, oceans everywhere. For them, the forbidden sin is not to eat from a particular tree, it's that in this world of water, they have to trust God for where they are going to sleep. They have to sleep on the vegetation that floats on the oceans. What they are forbidden from doing is to try to seek security and stability for their own by sleeping on the few set of fixed dry islands that are in that world. That's the constant temptation whether they should rebel against God in that way. So, this Christian ransom has to convince and talk and plead with the Eve of that planet, she's called The Green Lady, to tell her not to commit that sin. What's so interesting about this book is how her perfect innocence and absolute ignorance of anything related to sin or death often teaches Ransom. Then Ransom from his knowledge of sin and death is teaching The Green Lady. So, one of the best scenes in this is when The Green Lady, talking about all the swimming she does in her life says, "How can one wish any of those waves not to reach us, which the Lord is rolling towards us?" How would you not want, if the Lord is rolling it toward us, how would you not want one of those waves to reach us? Then Ransom, knowing the difficulties of his own life in this world Earth says, "Have you no fear that it will ever be hard to turn your heart from the thing you wanted to, the thing that the Lord sends? The Green Lady learning says, "I see, the wave you plunge into and be very swift and great. You may need all your force to swim in it." You mean, hey, the Lord might send me a good like that? She doesn't see it as anything that would harm her. She sees it as a good to be stretched in that way. But Ransom, something of a pessimist here says, "Yes or like a wave so swift and great that all your force was too little." The Green Lady says this, "But it often happens that way in swimming. Is not that part of the delight? That sometimes we are sent waves that are too much for us?" The only reason she can say this is because she knows from whose hand every wave comes, and she trusts that if the Lord sends that wave to her, even if it overwhelms her and her strength is not enough, that's part of the delight. Application The application from this passage, keeping the end in mind the eventual day of our death and trying to live well in light of that, trusting the Lord is this seize the day. Seize the day by specifically relinquishing control over your life. Many commentators in Ecclesiastes observed this theme of carpe diem, seize the day, throughout Ecclesiastes. There's always a twist. Usually, when people talk about seizing the day, they talk about living for today, seize the day, live for today. But this theme in Ecclesiastes means seize the day by refusing to live for today. So, the first way we see seize the day, is seize the day by living with sober recognition that you will die. Don't wait another day to contemplate your mortality. The fact that you must die. If you ever have a chance to look at art from the 16th and 17th centuries, especially portraits and paintings of people, you will frequently find a human skull painted into the painting. Sometimes it'll be on the desk of the person being painted. I mean, these are nobles or kings or scientists or philosophers, great men and women, and they're painted with a skull, either on their desk or on a shelf, or sometimes they're holding it in their hands. That was called a memento mori, Latin for a reminder of death. What they wanted to say is as significant as my life feels to me right now, as great as my accomplishments or achievements or position may be, I too will die. Well, we need a memento mori in our lives. We need a reminder of death now. I'm not saying you have to get a human skull and put it on your nightstand. That might be creepy when you wake up in the shadows of the night. But nevertheless, we need reminders that we will die. Indeed, this is part of the reason that we call this day the pinnacle of our week, the Lord's Day, when we are gathered together. Part of what we are gathered together is to remember that this world is not our home, this world is not all that there is, and then we too will die. Over the years, as we see beloved saints die and we bury them, and we were reminded again of our own death. Lord's day by Lord's Day, we gather together to remember the timeless one. Who entered into this world, who took on flesh so that he might suffer under all of the vanity and the frustration, the futility that we must undergo. That the Lord Jesus Christ might take upon himself our sin so that we might be saved. We gather week by week to remember him and to worship him. Seize the day. The Bible says that because of our sin, God's wrath is against us, and God's wrath is infinite and it is everlasting so that unless you make peace with God, the Bible says that you will suffer in hell forever, bearing the curse of God's infinite wrath for all eternity. Oh, sinner, don't live for today. Don't live for pleasure and feasting and laughter and mirth and partying and entertainment. Do you not know that one day your soul will be demanded of you? Do you not know that the righteous judge of all the Earth will surely demand that you give an account for how you have stewarded not just the wealth he is entrusted to you, but your life itself? God sent Christ, his son, the sinless one into this world. In your despair as you think about what am I going to do? Where will I run from the Lord? How will I escape his judgment? Christ the Savior calls to you. There is hope. He excuses nothing of the heinousness of your sin, He doesn't minimize it, He doesn't sweep it under the rug. Christ came into this world to take all of the wrath of God against you, upon himself. To drink to the dregs, the cup of God's wrath against you. He went there out of love and mercy for you. You don't have to despair, you don't have to be without hope, because Christ alone has satisfied every bit of God's wrath. To show you the great love of God for you. Will you flee from the calamity and disaster and evil of your sin to find refuge in the Lord Jesus Christ? Will you turn away from the vain laughter of this world and turn to the true and solid lasting joys and pleasures of the master? Seize the day. Turn from your sin. Trust in Christ. Let's pray. Heavenly Father, we pray that you would give us Jesus Christ. We pray that he would be the hope that every Lord's Day he the potentate of time, the one who set apart one day out of seven each week that we might gather in the pinnacle of our week to rejoice in the presence of the Lord. We pray that you would give us Christ, to know him, to love him, to embrace him as our eternal, everlasting good from this time forth and forevermore. It's in Christ's name we pray. Amen.

Le Nouvel Esprit Public
La (vieille) querelle justice-politique / Quel leader aura été Angela Merkel ? / n°211 / 19 septembre 2021

Le Nouvel Esprit Public

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 65:13


Une émission de Philippe Meyer, enregistrée au studio l'Arrière-boutique le 17 septembre 2021.Avec cette semaine :Nicolas Baverez, essayiste et avocat.Jean-Louis Bourlanges, président de la commission des affaires étrangères de l'Assemblée Nationale.Michaela Wiegel, correspondante à Paris de la Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.LA (VIEILLE) QUERELLE JUSTICE-POLITIQUELe 10 septembre, Agnès Buzyn a été mise en examen dans le dossier de la gestion de l'épidémie de Covid-19 pour « mise en danger de la vie d'autrui ». Elle a été placée sous le statut plus favorable de témoin assisté pour « abstention de combattre un sinistre ». En cause : le rôle central de l'ancienne ministre de la Santé dans le dispositif gouvernemental entre janvier 2020 et sa démission le 16 février 2020 quand de premiers cas déclarés puis des décès apparaissaient en Chine et dans le monde. Les plaignants lui reprochent son inaction ou d'avoir menti sur l'utilité des masques dans le seul objectif d'en dissimuler la pénurie. Seize plaintes ont été jugées recevables sur plus de 14.000 déposées. Pour le premier délit, Agnès Buzyn encourt un an de prison et 15.000 euros d'amende. Pour le second, deux ans de prison et 30.000 euros d'amende. Cette décision de mise en examen est le fait de la Cour de justice de la République (CJR), juridiction créée en 1993 à la suite du drame du sang contaminé, seule habilitée à juger des ministres pour des actes commis dans l'exercice de leurs fonctions. Elle est composée de 12 parlementaires et 3 magistrats.Si la création de la CJR constituait « au départ un progrès », il ne faudrait pas « qu'il se retourne contre la justice elle-même », fait valoir Pierre Egéa, professeur de droit public et avocat, relayant une inquiétude assez largement partagée. Il pointe notamment le « flou complet » des infractions pénales en cause : « "Mise en danger de la vie d'autrui", c'est très large et permet à peu près tout. Incidemment, on place le juge répressif en position d'évaluer une politique publique. C'est un problème sur le plan de la séparation des pouvoirs. » Avant d'autres probables auditions, de l'ancien Premier ministre Édouard Philippe et de l'actuel ministre de la Santé, Olivier Véran, les responsables politiques s'interrogent sur un risque de judiciarisation de la vie publique, au risque d'une « paralysie » de l'action politique, selon le mot de Jean Castex. À l'Élysée, le chef de l'État s'est ému en privé du sort réservé à Agnès Buzyn, estimant que « cela fait peser un risque sur l'essence même du politique, à savoir : décider ». Comme une façon de délégitimer la Cour de justice de la République (il avait promis de la supprimer en 2017), il estime que « le juge souverain, c'est le peuple ». Trois autres affaires sont à l'instruction auprès de cette cour : les modalités, décidées par Éric Woerth, de l'imposition de Bernard Tapie après l'arbitrage de 2008 ; l'affaire concernant Kader Arif (ex-secrétaire d'État aux Anciens Combattants) pour atteinte à la liberté d'accès et à l'égalité des candidats dans des marchés publics ; enfin, l'affaire de la prise illégale d'intérêts dont se serait rendu coupable le Garde des Sceaux, Éric Dupond-Moretti en saisissant l'Inspection générale de la justice dans le dossier des « fadettes ».Ailleurs dans le monde plusieurs dirigeants sont sous le coup d'enquêtes judiciaires pour mauvaise gestion de la crise sanitaire, comme en Italie ou au Brésil. En revanche, au Royaume-Uni, une enquête indépendante (non judiciaire) a été ouverte.***QUEL LEADER AURA ÉTÉ ANGELA MERKEL ? La chancelière allemande quittera le pouvoir avec une popularité au zénith après 16 années à la tête du pays. Pour les citoyens européens, Angela Merkel est la dirigeante qui inspire le plus confiance. Selon un sondage réalisé dans 12Etats-membres de l'UE, par le centre de réflexion European Council on ForeignRelations à la question « s'il y avait une élection pour la présidence de l'Europe et qu'il vous fallait choisir entre Angela Merkel et Emmanuel Macron, pour qui voteriez-vous ? », 41 % des personnes interrogées ont indiqué leur préférence pour la chancelière, contre 14 % pour le président français. « Avec son style de leadership technocrate, elle inspire plus confiance que Macron avec ses discours visionnaires », commentent les organisateurs du sondage. Originaire d'Allemagne de l'Est, fille de pasteur luthérien, Angela Merkel est selon Marion Van Renterghem, auteur de « C'était Merkel », « une conservatrice progressiste. Elle a peur du changement et n'aime pas brusquer les choses. Elle ne suit pas de stratégie ; elle est plutôt guidée par sa structure morale. » L'ère Merkel n'a été entachée d'aucune affaire de corruption ou de népotisme.Les crises en revanche n'ont pas manqué : de la crise financière de 2008 à la pandémie de Covid-19 lors de laquelle ses interventions sobres et pédagogiques et les bons résultats obtenus dans les premiers mois de l'épidémie restent en mémoire ; en passant par le sauvetage de l'euro et son intransigeance à l'égard d'Athènes ; l'accueil de réfugiés syriens et irakiens en 2015 qui restera sans doute comme sa décision emblématique avec sa formule : « Wir schaffendas » (« Nous y arriverons ») ; ainsi que le réchauffement climatique, sujet sur lequel Mme Merkel a surpris en décidant brutalement en 2011 d'en finir avec l'énergie nucléaire après la catastrophe de Fukushima. Sous sa direction, l'Allemagne est devenue un acteur de la scène internationale. Le pays assume de plus en plus ses responsabilités de grande puissance, comme en témoigne son budget militaire qui n'a cessé d'augmenter depuis 2014 et atteint en 2021 près de 47 milliards d'euros, contre 33 milliards il y a 7 ans. « Mais il manque une ligne directrice à sa politique extérieure qui reste compartimentée et dominée par ses intérêts industriels, énergétiques ou stratégiques », critique un récent rapport de l'Institut Montaigne « Quelle Allemagne après Merkel ? ». Ainsi, la chancelière allemande a insisté pour que l'UE signe un accord rapidement avec la Chine et a soutenu jusqu'au bout le projet de gazoduc Nord Stream 2 avec la Russie. Si l'Allemagne était considérée comme l'« homme malade » de l'UE au début des années 2000, elle est redevenue la première puissance économique du continent, fondée sur des excédents commerciaux et une gestion budgétaire rigoureuse. Le taux de chômage a fondu en 16 ans, de 11,2% à 5,7% en juillet, dans un marché encore fortement fragilisé par la pandémie. De fortes disparités demeurent toutefois entre ouest et est, avec des Länder d'ex-RDA souvent tenus à distance du miracle économique allemand. Les élections de 2017, ont été marquée par l'entrée inédite du parti d'extrême droite Alternative pour l'Allemagne (AfD) au parlement.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Before Breakfast
The New Corner Office: Your backdrop is your personal brand

Before Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 5:57


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The Big Dave Show Podcast
Counterfeit Olympic Gold Medals Seized At CVG - Here's What's Snappenin

The Big Dave Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 2:54


Fifty counterfeit gold medals designed to look like those from the Tokyo games were seized in Cincinnati.

Abby Eats St. Louis
Shots all around at O‘Connell‘s Pub

Abby Eats St. Louis

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 32:19


O'Connell's Pub is your quintessential Irish bar — while at the same time, is unlike any other. The legendary south city spot is familiar, quirky and after five months shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, back open and here to stay.   We'll tell you about the unexpected roots and unplanned paths that have kept O'Connell's on the map, how two generations of Parkers have now fallen in to running the place and why as he carries on the family tradition, John Parker is OK making a few enemies.   Plus, we're BACK in the booth to catch you up on food news, help you plan your weekend and make you whale-y jealous of where Dori's been.   Follow us on Instagram for food news and updates all week: Abby Eats St. Louis   Contact us anytime by emailing us podcasts@ksdk.com.   Until next time... Seize the plate!

RunRunLive 4.0 - Running Podcast
Episode 4-463 – Jason Karp – Sexercise

RunRunLive 4.0 - Running Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 52:38


The RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast Episode 4-463 – Jason Karp – Sexercise  (Audio: link) audio:http://www.RunRunLive.com/PodcastEpisodes/epi4463.mp3] Link MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - Chris' other show à Intro: Hello my friends and welcome to episode 4-463 of the RunRunLive Podcast.  I'm writing this early in the week because I've got vacation time this week and I'm trying to get ahead as much as possible.  Those of you who have been listening for many years may remember that we used to push out a show every week.  I switched to fortnightly so I could have the off week to work on other projects.  That's how I was able to push out the MarathonBQ, not so much by rigorously working on this other work on the off week but more by just creating some breathing room.  Some mental space. It's going to be a tight week for me.  It was Labor Day long weekend up here in the States – so Monday was a holiday.  I hadn't noticed this when I scheduled this vacation for Wednesday through Friday.  So I'm working only Tuesday this week and trying to cram a week's worth of stuff into it. I'm traveling down to Pennsylvania, about a 7-hour drive from my house, with my wife to poke around a little.  Then we're going to meet the Extra-Milers for a race next weekend. I am still not running.  I am still on my workout cadence of Swim, Bike, Lift.  And, I was able to locate my wetsuit.  I'm looking forward to shaking the dust out of that tonight and giving it a try at the pond.  The weather is starting to get a little colder.  It's in the 50's in the mornings.  Tropical storm IDA dumped about a ½ foot of rain on us last week.  So, the pond water is dropping in temperature.  The wetsuit also makes swimming easier and safer.  It's designed for triathletes and give you flotation in the placed you need it to help your form.  And, if for some reason you get in trouble, there is no way to sink wearing a wetsuit.  You float like a cork.  So maybe I'll go a little bit longer this afternoon. The knee feels good.  I feel good. I'm tempted to start running again.  We'll see how this walk/run of the ½ marathon this weekend feels.  Today we have got a very interesting interview for you all.  I managed to corral Dr. Jason Karp to talk about his book “Sexercise”, where he explores the connection between fitness and sex.  And, probably not surprisingly, there are a lot of connections.  Fair warning, if you're triggered by people having a frank discussion about sexual activities, (all very clinical and non-titillating), If those kinds of talks bother you, you might want to skip this one.  In section one we are going to talk about race volunteering.  And in section two I'll continue on my mindfulness sessions and talk about how to keep from following your monkey mind into the ditch. I've taken this opportunity of a relatively stable and relaxed training schedule, combined with work from home, to begin a 30-day structured morning routine.  I'm following Hal Elrods' Miracle Morning routine.  I've done it on and off for years, since interviewing Hal way back when on the podcast.   The routine follows the mnemonic “S.A.V.E.R.S”.  The first S is Silence.  This can be prayer or meditation.  I've been kicking off my days with 10 minutes of meditation.  The A and the V are Affirmations and Visualization.  I have selected a small group of affirmations I read through or recite and I have selected a simple set of goals and outcomes, like visualizing my knee healing, that I go through.  Then the next E for exercise, this is where I used to get stuck, because my training schedule was such that I would have some massive workout on the calendar and that would overwhelm the rest of the process.  This time around I'm simply doing a 2-minute plank every day during this morning practice and doing my actual workout later in the day after work. Then R is for reading, and I'm doing 10 minutes of some sort of reading.  Right nowI'm working through “The Untethered Soul” – which is really good for this type of small read and think about it format. Then the last S is for Scribing or writing.  Most people use this for Journalling, but I'm using more as a creative space for my existing writing practice. The whole practice ends up being about an hour.  I'm getting up at my normal 6:00 AM wake up time.  I'm 8 days in. I wouldn't say it's changing my life but it is helping me be more focused and less likely to get stressed out over something that pops up. On days when I'm under time pressure and have to be out of the house, I can squish it down to a 20 or 30 minute practice.  Why do you care?  Because we are about to go into a busy and potentially stressful period of everyone's lives.  It might help to have a practice that helps you through that.  With work from home and the current environment it's conducive to these types of practices.  You have an opportunity to use circumstance to your advantage.  You might want to look into that, Seize the opportunity as they say! Whoever they are… On with the show!     About Zero ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action. Link to my ZERO page: (for Donations) … I'll remind you that the RunRunLive podcast is ad free and listener supported.  What does that mean? It means you don't have to listen to me trying to sound sincere about Stamps.com or Audible.. (although, fyi, my MarathonBQ book is on audible) We do have a membership option where you can become a member and as a special thank you, you will get access to member's only audio. There are book reviews, odd philosophical thoughts, zombie stories and I curate old episodes for you to listen to.  I recently added that guy who cut off is foot so he could keep training and my first call with Geoff Galloway.   “Curated” means I add some introductory comments and edit them up a bit.  So anyhow – become a member so I can keep paying my bills.   … The RunRunLive podcast is Ad Free and listener supported.  Section One – Volunteering -   … Dr. Jason Karp Sexercise Here are links:       Social media: @drjasonkarp  Bio: Dr. Jason Karp is founder and CEO of the women's-specialty run coaching company, Kyniska Running. A competitive runner since sixth grade, Jason quickly learned how running molds us into better, more deeply conscious people, just as the miles and interval workouts mold us into faster, more enduring runners. This passion Jason found as a kid placed him on a yellow brick road that he still follows as a coach, exercise physiologist, bestselling author of 12 books and 400+ articles, and speaker. He is the 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year and two-time recipient of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Community Leadership award. His REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification has been obtained by coaches and fitness professionals in 25 countries.   Section Two – More minfulness - http://runrunlive.com/mindfulness-in-practice-surfing-the-energy-wave   Outro   Ok my friends we have sexercised through the ed of episode 4-463 of the RunRunLive Podcast.  Was it good for you?   I'm rushing to put this one out, because I was out on vacation most of the week.   Sorry for being late!. It's a lesson learned, I suppose.  Sometimes I don't discretely plan the time I need to do this and hope it will take care of itself.  Inevitably it does not. The good news is that I managed to write a bit, but I also managed to get some down time.  The bad news, if there is any, is that puts me a bit behind schedule.  I did run the Bird in Hand Half marathon Saturday.  “Run” might be too strong of a word.  I hiked it with a couple of the Extra-Milers.  They were doing the Run/Walk and I just hung out and talked.  I'll do a race report of sorts next episode.  My knee is fine from it.  I did feel a little soreness and a twinge up on of the hills but nothing lasting. I am very weak in my legs and I don't like the feel of it.  I'm going to start a rehab routine on knee and leg strength and flexibility for the rest of September.  I think I have another local race to volunteer for next weekend.  After that I'm going to run/walk the virtual Boston.  Based on my experience here I think it's quite doable without hurting myself.  I'll leave you with a lesson from project management.  I was reminded of this when driving home this weekend.  There's an highway exit from 290 to 495 in Massachusetts.  It's different because it's a left exit, meaning it goes from the fast lane of the highway into a sharp off ramp.  This is one of the very few left exits in Massachusetts. You can tell it gives people trouble.  Drivers are surprised by it.  It causes accidents.  You can tell as you approach the road is filled with tire marks where people have slammed on the brakes and slid off the road.  There are lots of crashes here. I have a theory on how this dangerous intersection came to be.   It's the based on the “Iron Triangle” of project management.  This is basically a rule of thumb for project managers that every project has three outcomes that you are measured on.  First is time.  A project needs to be done within a certain schedule.  If it is late, it causes problems.  The second is cost.  Every project has a budget and o one wants to exceed the budget.  The third is quality.  When the project is complete you need to get the thing that you planned for.  A functioning end result. That's what makes project management tricky – you are always balancing time, cost and quality.  The iron triangle rule says that you can only really get two of those.  For instance, as usually happens, someone comes to you and says they want a different outcome, They want a three story building instead of a 2 story building.  That change is going to cost more time or more money or lower quality or a bit of all three. I think the bureaucrats and politicians were in a project meeting around this off ramp.  They were probably behind schedule and over budget.  Some bright young engineer said “We could skip this whole off ramp design and just make it a left exit. That would put us back on budget.” The result was a perfectly good, ultimately surprising, unnecessarily fatal off ramp.  That's what predictably happens when you try to bend the iron triangle of project management. Think about that as you consider that new kitchen. And I'll see you out there. My Apocalypse show ->     MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - Rachel -> Coach Jeff ->  

RunRunLive 4.0 - Running Podcast
Episode 4-463 – Jason Karp – Sexercise

RunRunLive 4.0 - Running Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 52:38


The RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast Episode 4-463 – Jason Karp – Sexercise  (Audio: link) audio:http://www.RunRunLive.com/PodcastEpisodes/epi4463.mp3] Link MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - Chris' other show à Intro: Hello my friends and welcome to episode 4-463 of the RunRunLive Podcast.  I'm writing this early in the week because I've got vacation time this week and I'm trying to get ahead as much as possible.  Those of you who have been listening for many years may remember that we used to push out a show every week.  I switched to fortnightly so I could have the off week to work on other projects.  That's how I was able to push out the MarathonBQ, not so much by rigorously working on this other work on the off week but more by just creating some breathing room.  Some mental space. It's going to be a tight week for me.  It was Labor Day long weekend up here in the States – so Monday was a holiday.  I hadn't noticed this when I scheduled this vacation for Wednesday through Friday.  So I'm working only Tuesday this week and trying to cram a week's worth of stuff into it. I'm traveling down to Pennsylvania, about a 7-hour drive from my house, with my wife to poke around a little.  Then we're going to meet the Extra-Milers for a race next weekend. I am still not running.  I am still on my workout cadence of Swim, Bike, Lift.  And, I was able to locate my wetsuit.  I'm looking forward to shaking the dust out of that tonight and giving it a try at the pond.  The weather is starting to get a little colder.  It's in the 50's in the mornings.  Tropical storm IDA dumped about a ½ foot of rain on us last week.  So, the pond water is dropping in temperature.  The wetsuit also makes swimming easier and safer.  It's designed for triathletes and give you flotation in the placed you need it to help your form.  And, if for some reason you get in trouble, there is no way to sink wearing a wetsuit.  You float like a cork.  So maybe I'll go a little bit longer this afternoon. The knee feels good.  I feel good. I'm tempted to start running again.  We'll see how this walk/run of the ½ marathon this weekend feels.  Today we have got a very interesting interview for you all.  I managed to corral Dr. Jason Karp to talk about his book “Sexercise”, where he explores the connection between fitness and sex.  And, probably not surprisingly, there are a lot of connections.  Fair warning, if you're triggered by people having a frank discussion about sexual activities, (all very clinical and non-titillating), If those kinds of talks bother you, you might want to skip this one.  In section one we are going to talk about race volunteering.  And in section two I'll continue on my mindfulness sessions and talk about how to keep from following your monkey mind into the ditch. I've taken this opportunity of a relatively stable and relaxed training schedule, combined with work from home, to begin a 30-day structured morning routine.  I'm following Hal Elrods' Miracle Morning routine.  I've done it on and off for years, since interviewing Hal way back when on the podcast.   The routine follows the mnemonic “S.A.V.E.R.S”.  The first S is Silence.  This can be prayer or meditation.  I've been kicking off my days with 10 minutes of meditation.  The A and the V are Affirmations and Visualization.  I have selected a small group of affirmations I read through or recite and I have selected a simple set of goals and outcomes, like visualizing my knee healing, that I go through.  Then the next E for exercise, this is where I used to get stuck, because my training schedule was such that I would have some massive workout on the calendar and that would overwhelm the rest of the process.  This time around I'm simply doing a 2-minute plank every day during this morning practice and doing my actual workout later in the day after work. Then R is for reading, and I'm doing 10 minutes of some sort of reading.  Right nowI'm working through “The Untethered Soul” – which is really good for this type of small read and think about it format. Then the last S is for Scribing or writing.  Most people use this for Journalling, but I'm using more as a creative space for my existing writing practice. The whole practice ends up being about an hour.  I'm getting up at my normal 6:00 AM wake up time.  I'm 8 days in. I wouldn't say it's changing my life but it is helping me be more focused and less likely to get stressed out over something that pops up. On days when I'm under time pressure and have to be out of the house, I can squish it down to a 20 or 30 minute practice.  Why do you care?  Because we are about to go into a busy and potentially stressful period of everyone's lives.  It might help to have a practice that helps you through that.  With work from home and the current environment it's conducive to these types of practices.  You have an opportunity to use circumstance to your advantage.  You might want to look into that, Seize the opportunity as they say! Whoever they are… On with the show!     About Zero ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action. Link to my ZERO page: (for Donations) … I'll remind you that the RunRunLive podcast is ad free and listener supported.  What does that mean? It means you don't have to listen to me trying to sound sincere about Stamps.com or Audible.. (although, fyi, my MarathonBQ book is on audible) We do have a membership option where you can become a member and as a special thank you, you will get access to member's only audio. There are book reviews, odd philosophical thoughts, zombie stories and I curate old episodes for you to listen to.  I recently added that guy who cut off is foot so he could keep training and my first call with Geoff Galloway.   “Curated” means I add some introductory comments and edit them up a bit.  So anyhow – become a member so I can keep paying my bills.   … The RunRunLive podcast is Ad Free and listener supported.  Section One – Volunteering -   … Dr. Jason Karp Sexercise Here are links:       Social media: @drjasonkarp  Bio: Dr. Jason Karp is founder and CEO of the women's-specialty run coaching company, Kyniska Running. A competitive runner since sixth grade, Jason quickly learned how running molds us into better, more deeply conscious people, just as the miles and interval workouts mold us into faster, more enduring runners. This passion Jason found as a kid placed him on a yellow brick road that he still follows as a coach, exercise physiologist, bestselling author of 12 books and 400+ articles, and speaker. He is the 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year and two-time recipient of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Community Leadership award. His REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification has been obtained by coaches and fitness professionals in 25 countries.   Section Two – More minfulness - http://runrunlive.com/mindfulness-in-practice-surfing-the-energy-wave   Outro   Ok my friends we have sexercised through the ed of episode 4-463 of the RunRunLive Podcast.  Was it good for you?   I'm rushing to put this one out, because I was out on vacation most of the week.   Sorry for being late!. It's a lesson learned, I suppose.  Sometimes I don't discretely plan the time I need to do this and hope it will take care of itself.  Inevitably it does not. The good news is that I managed to write a bit, but I also managed to get some down time.  The bad news, if there is any, is that puts me a bit behind schedule.  I did run the Bird in Hand Half marathon Saturday.  “Run” might be too strong of a word.  I hiked it with a couple of the Extra-Milers.  They were doing the Run/Walk and I just hung out and talked.  I'll do a race report of sorts next episode.  My knee is fine from it.  I did feel a little soreness and a twinge up on of the hills but nothing lasting. I am very weak in my legs and I don't like the feel of it.  I'm going to start a rehab routine on knee and leg strength and flexibility for the rest of September.  I think I have another local race to volunteer for next weekend.  After that I'm going to run/walk the virtual Boston.  Based on my experience here I think it's quite doable without hurting myself.  I'll leave you with a lesson from project management.  I was reminded of this when driving home this weekend.  There's an highway exit from 290 to 495 in Massachusetts.  It's different because it's a left exit, meaning it goes from the fast lane of the highway into a sharp off ramp.  This is one of the very few left exits in Massachusetts. You can tell it gives people trouble.  Drivers are surprised by it.  It causes accidents.  You can tell as you approach the road is filled with tire marks where people have slammed on the brakes and slid off the road.  There are lots of crashes here. I have a theory on how this dangerous intersection came to be.   It's the based on the “Iron Triangle” of project management.  This is basically a rule of thumb for project managers that every project has three outcomes that you are measured on.  First is time.  A project needs to be done within a certain schedule.  If it is late, it causes problems.  The second is cost.  Every project has a budget and o one wants to exceed the budget.  The third is quality.  When the project is complete you need to get the thing that you planned for.  A functioning end result. That's what makes project management tricky – you are always balancing time, cost and quality.  The iron triangle rule says that you can only really get two of those.  For instance, as usually happens, someone comes to you and says they want a different outcome, They want a three story building instead of a 2 story building.  That change is going to cost more time or more money or lower quality or a bit of all three. I think the bureaucrats and politicians were in a project meeting around this off ramp.  They were probably behind schedule and over budget.  Some bright young engineer said “We could skip this whole off ramp design and just make it a left exit. That would put us back on budget.” The result was a perfectly good, ultimately surprising, unnecessarily fatal off ramp.  That's what predictably happens when you try to bend the iron triangle of project management. Think about that as you consider that new kitchen. And I'll see you out there. My Apocalypse show ->     MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - Rachel -> Coach Jeff ->  

Slate Daily Feed
Culture Gabfest: Lash, Pre-Lash, and Parasocial Relations

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 61:58


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by author and co-host of Slate's Working podcast, Isaac Butler. First, the panel discusses how Paul Schrader's most recent film, The Card Counter, replaces gambling and addiction with guilt and accountability. Next, the panel discusses the star-studded true crime satirical comedy, Only Murders in the Building. Finally, the panel is joined by Slate senior writer and ICYMI podcast host Madison Malone Kircher to discuss John Mulaney and parasocial relationships. In Slate Plus, the panel divulges more of their personal parasocial relationships. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: Nora Ephron's great essay in The New Yorker “Moving On, A Love Story,” in which she struggles to move on from her apartment in the historical Apthorp building in the Upper West Side. Isaac: First, Scorcese's 1982 film The King of Comedy—the ultimate parasocial relationship film. Second, the app Relisten, which allows you to stream live-music recordings from the vast number of internet archives. Steve: The great writer Saul Bellow's 1956 novel, Seize the Day. Also: the 1984 collection of his short stories, Him with His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Self Made Woman" by Katharine Appleton Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest: Lash, Pre-Lash, and Parasocial Relations

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 61:58


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by author and co-host of Slate's Working podcast, Isaac Butler. First, the panel discusses how Paul Schrader's most recent film, The Card Counter, replaces gambling and addiction with guilt and accountability. Next, the panel discusses the star-studded true crime satirical comedy, Only Murders in the Building. Finally, the panel is joined by Slate senior writer and ICYMI podcast host Madison Malone Kircher to discuss John Mulaney and parasocial relationships. In Slate Plus, the panel divulges more of their personal parasocial relationships. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: Nora Ephron's great essay in The New Yorker “Moving On, A Love Story,” in which she struggles to move on from her apartment in the historical Apthorp building in the Upper West Side. Isaac: First, Scorcese's 1982 film The King of Comedy—the ultimate parasocial relationship film. Second, the app Relisten, which allows you to stream live-music recordings from the vast number of internet archives. Steve: The great writer Saul Bellow's 1956 novel, Seize the Day. Also: the 1984 collection of his short stories, Him with His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Self Made Woman" by Katharine Appleton Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Business Lounge Podcast
Seize Your Business with Lindsay Harmon

The Business Lounge Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 25:43


Your Local Library as a Key Resource to Your Business Development Efforts? You Bet! Many of us overlook one of the most useful resources in every local community to assist us in not only reading pleasure but job search and, yes, business development for entrepreneurs. Our host, Steve Eschbach, had the distinct pleasure to share some time with Lindsay Harmon, a very good friend and networking colleague that effective July is a Business Reference Librarian at the Nichols Library in Naperville (one of three in this town). I reacquainted myself with the local library in 2014 when I was an executive in transition and since starting another business two years later I was hooked as to how valuable a resource this is for all things business development. At your disposal are more than a dozen software platforms to research and analyze companies, fine tune your LinkedIn profile and technical skills with the Microsoft Office suite, gather industry and demographic research as well as read such high profile publications as the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. Not only that, Lindsay and her staff are more than willing to set up time to meet with you (you do not need to be a Naperville resident to do so, but being a Naperville resident does get you a library card where access to their system's software can be accessed in your home or office) and they are involved in a number of programs to assist business owners at various stages of their development. Listen to our video podcast to learn more. Lindsay has been a librarian since 2007 (Lewis University up until 2018 and here in Naperville since then) and has the following degrees: MLIS, Library Services from Dominican University; Certificate in Publishing from the University of Denver; and Bachelor of Arts in English and Journalism from the University of Iowa. Her LinkedIn profile can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsaydharmon/. The Business Lounge will be bringing you business advice and conversations from real entrepreneurs on real experiences that we have throughout our businesses. Each week, we welcome a guest from a variety of industries to join us in our conversations about the business world. Let us know what you want to see next! To get in touch with our hosts and for more information on how to join the Business Lounge and be a guest, visit https://www.oflaherty-law.com/seize-your-business visit https://www.oflaherty-law.com/business-lounge-tv/on-purpose-growth or email us at marketing@oflaherty-law.com. Get in touch with our host: Steve Eschbach - Transworld Business Advisors of Naperville seschbach@tworld.com 312-550-9965 Follow us on our social accounts to stay connected with all things Business Lounge! - Website: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/business-lounge-network - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessLoungeNetwork/ - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/seizeyourbusiness-com *None of the content in The Business Lounge series is intended as paid legal advice.

The Business Lounge Podcast
Home Health to Business Brokerage with Media Mogul in Between | Seize Your Business

The Business Lounge Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 26:07


Matt Friscia spent some time with host Steve Eschbach on this edition of Seize Your Business and provided a different perspective on #franchiseownership – having sold a #franchise through Transworld Business Advisors (and eventually opening his own Transworld Business Advisors office in LaGrange). Matt had recent first hand experience on prepping his business for sale and now has taken those lessons learned to assist other #businessowners do the same. Accountability, monitoring metrics and organization are common themes to maximize business value, whether it be for sale or setting yourself up for further expansion through acquisition. In addition to these first hand experiences, Matt shares with our listening ownership on how his experiences in media with some fairly familiar household names such as ESPN, Radio Disney and 97.1 The Drive influenced his career path to where he is today. More on Matt – see https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattfriscia/ The Business Lounge is a shared office space, a podcast channel, and a way to enhance your business and expand your network. Stay tuned for weekly episodes! The Business Lounge will be bringing you business advice and conversations from real entrepreneurs on real experiences that we have throughout our businesses. Each week, we welcome a guest from a variety of industries to join us in our conversations about the business world. Let us know what you want to see next! To get in touch with our hosts and for more information on how to join the Business Lounge and be a guest, visit https://www.oflaherty-law.com/seize-your-business visit https://www.oflaherty-law.com/business-lounge-tv/on-purpose-growth or email us at marketing@oflaherty-law.com. Get in touch with our host: Steve Eschbach - Transworld Business Advisors of Naperville seschbach@tworld.com 312-550-9965 Follow us on our social accounts to stay connected with all things Business Lounge! - Website: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/business-lounge-network - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessLoungeNetwork/ - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/seizeyourbusiness-com *None of the content in The Business Lounge series is intended as paid legal advice.

Global News Podcast
Soldiers seize power in Guinea

Global News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 30:03


Troops announced a takeover on TV, capturing the president Alpha Conde. Also: Taliban accused of killing pregnant Afghan police officer in Ghor province, and could seaweed be a key raw material for a sustainable future?

First Take
Seize The Opportunity

First Take

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 36:20


Welcome back to First Take, Her Take! In Elle's absence, hosts Charly and Kimberley discuss why Charly only has one eye this week. After that, they share the worst part of working in sports media. Then, the ladies preach how to attack an open opportunity... we're looking at you Justin Fields & Mac Jones.