What did Covid do to our social circles? Brian and Aubrey discuss the latest research, and then are joined by Dr. Richard Safeer to talk about creating healthy workplaces. Later, a conversation about conflating thinness with Godliness--and an interview with Becky Robinson, founder and CEO of Weaving Influence, on her book Reach--and the stewardship of our online presence as Christians. GUESTS: Dr. Rich Safeer, Johns Hopkins Medicine https://www.amazon.com/Cure-Common-Company-Well-Being-Prescription/dp/1119899966 Becky Robinson, Weaving Influence https://www.amazon.com/Reach-Biggest-Possible-Audience-Message/dp/1523000872/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1675179180&sr=1-1 Follow The Common Good on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Hosted by Aubrey Sampson and Brian From Produced by Laura Finch and Keith ConradSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. Luke 12:48 is a powerful verse about stewardship. We should set goals for using the resources God gives us. Today, we'll talk with Ron Blue about how those goals may change later in life Ron Blue is the founding director of Kingdom Advisors and the author of many books on biblical finance. Blue tells us that setting goals for your finances and how you use money is extremely important. THINGS TO REMEMBER A few things to remember about goals: Goals give you direction. Set goals but write them on the sand. When the waves come and wash them away, you reset them. It's not something that's once-and-for-all. Your goals will change throughout the seasons of life. And as you set goals, you develop convictions about what you feel God wants you to do. It's a process, not an event. As you age, you can set distribution goals and ask the Lord if you have enough. And how much is enough? Setting and achieving financial goals throughout your life helps you get to a point in life where you can focus more fully on the joy of giving. Blue also tackles the difficult question: How do you know how much money/assets to leave to each of your children? He says, pray a lot! And then ask yourself the following questions: - What's the worst thing that could happen if I give X amount to X child? - What is the likelihood of that and what is the consequence of that? And as you think and talk that through, you begin to think about how you're going to handle each child. If you love your children equally, you treat them uniquely. That's just the way God treats us, uniquely. On today's program, Rob also answers listener questions: ● How can you ensure that you have the right amount deducted from each paycheck for federal taxes? ● When should you put your assets in a trust? ● Do online banks offer better savings and CD interest rates? RESOURCES MENTIONED: ● IRS.gov Remember, you can call in to ask your questions most days at (800) 525-7000. Also, visit our website at FaithFi.com where you can connect with a FaithFi Coach, join the FaithFi Community, and even download the free FaithFi app. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1085/29
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If you are human, you have experienced setbacks in your life. They can be really hard and even life-altering. When we understand the concept of stewardship and learn to accept our setbacks, we can flourish in times of hardship. A special thanks to Ganel-Lyn for coming on the show! Thank you to Sam Proton and Danny D for the music!
Utah is rich with resources and natural wonders that inspire, provide recreation, fuel industries, and create economic vitality. Responsibly using and safeguarding our natural resources is critical to ensure that current and future generations of Utahns can continue to enjoy the natural abundance we know and love. As such, the House majority caucus has made proper stewardship of our natural resources one of its main policy priorities for the 2023 general session. Joining us to talk to us about our water, energy, and natural resource policies is the Chair of the Natural Resources Committee, Walt Brooks.
An Unstoppable Blessing - Stewardship Lesson 3 | Pastor Kevin Shindoll | January 25, 2023Love is our Why. Join Us Online at 11 AM on Sundays and 7:30 PM on Wednesdays. WAYOFLIFE.CHURCH
In this episode of The Disruptive Successor Show, Jonathan speaks with Robert Balentine, the Chairman of Balentine, Founder of Southern Highlands Reserve, and Author of First Generation Wealth. Today, Robert discusses his book and the 3 principles to create enduring wealth, family, and legacy. Robert also digs into the phenomenon of going from shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in 3 generations and how first-generation wealth builders can secure their legacy. In Robert's experience, generations who have been taught by parents with aligned mindsets and the opportunity to fail early fare make for better stewards of the business. He shares how he and his father started their business 50-50, the trials that followed, and the height they achieved after his father's passing. Robert also comments on trust distributions where he also says that it is best not to be prescriptive and instead be discretionary where there is context and judgment. HIGHLIGHT QUOTESROBERT: The family business and the business of a family are 2 different things"We've got one client that we joke about years ago, said, I run my family meetings on Sunday nights around the dinner table like I run a board meeting. And his children are smart enough to understand that, so there's a difference in how you run a family business versus how you run the business of the family."ROBERT: The division of wealth among children must be fair, not equal"There's a difference between fair and equal. And a lot of people in family businesses, they think about I've got 3 children, a third, a third, a third. But what about the difference between what's fair versus what's equal? And we spend a lot of time in family meetings counseling families how to think through that."ROBERT: Good customer service is good business"He always said, son, if you worry about your client first and yourself second, you'll have people knocking on your door in 4, 5 years wanting to do business with you." Connect with Robert and get his book through the following links:About RobertWebsiteEmailBook If you enjoyed today's episode, please subscribe, review and share with a friend who would benefit from the message. If you're interested in picking up a copy of Jonathan Goldhill's book, Disruptive Successor, go to the website at www.DisruptiveSuccessor.com
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S5.3 | How to Steward Your Pain for God's Glory Carla is no stranger to having to live with pain - hers in the form of mental illness. But as she has done for herself and coaches her clients - stewarding our pain for the glory of God is not only in his will, but it gives purpose and meaning to our struggles. In this episode Carla shares 4 ways to stop being consumed by your pain and instead, learn to steward it. Connect With Carla: Join In His Image Wellness Collective ---> firstname.lastname@example.org Inquire about one-on-one mentorship ---> email@example.com Come hangout on IG with me @carlaarges Check out my blog and more at www.carlaarges.com Resources: 5 Steps to Building Resiliency Affirming Truths Facebook Community Rahab Bible Study Guide 5 Tips for Overcoming a Negative Body Image Who You Say I Am Biblical Affirmation Cards
Hosts: Gary & Christy Jenkins | Released Monday, January 23, 2023 The world offers us several ways to determine our value, like our careers, appearance, talents, family, and wealth. But are these effective ways to appraise our self-worth, or is there a better way to appraise our value? Episode Resources Bountiful episode: Net Worth Is Not […]
Episode Notes Drs. Valerie Vaughn (@ValerieVaughnMD), Jason Newland (@JasonGNewland) and Libby Dodds Ashley (@The_Real_LDA) join Dr. Erin McCreary (@ErinMcCreary) for a discussion on how to harness the power of data to move through those common stewie struggles. Tune in for a review of common barriers, the art of communication within stewardship, and more! This podcast is sponsored by bioMérieux. Learn more about the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists: https://sidp.org/About Twitter: @SIDPharm (https://twitter.com/SIDPharm) Instagram: @SIDPharm (https://www.instagram.com/sidpharm/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sidprx LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sidp/ Listen to Breakpoints on iTunes, Overcast, Spotify, Listen Notes, Player FM, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, Blubrry, RadioPublic, or by using our RSS feed: https://sidp.pinecast.co/
With the NFL playoffs in full swing and the Super Bowl just a few weeks away, it's no surprise that the already pervasive ads for online gambling are ramping up in big ways. This has been going on for a few years now, and we must be aware that our kids are being nurtured into believing that it's normal and even right to place their bets. Pastor Philip Ryken tells us that gambling is not worth the gamble. In fact, he reminds us that gambling is a sin for several reasons. First, it denies God's providence. God promises to provide everything we need, but he doesn't tell us to gamble to get it. Second, gambling is bad stewardship as it jeapordizes the money God has entrusted to our care. Third, gambling is stealing in the sense that it attempts to profit from someone else's loss. And fourth, gambling comes from coveting, as we risk losing our money in an effort to get another person's money. Parents, talk to your kids about the addictive nature of gambling, and nurture them into Godly habits.
My husband joins me in today's episode as we dive deep into the responsibility of stewardship and what it means to us as our focus for 2023. Transparent, honest, and vulnerable - this is one you don't want to miss!
The influences of Africans and Black Americans on food and agriculture is rooted in ancestral African knowledge and traditions of shared labor, worker coops and botanical polycultures. In this episode, we hear from Karen Washington and Bryant Terry on how Black Food culture is weaving the threads of a rich African agricultural heritage with the liberation of economics from an extractive corporate food oligarchy. The results can be health, conviviality, community wealth, and the power of self-determination. Featuring Karen Washington, co-owner/farmer of Rise & Root Farm, has been a legendary activist in the community gardening movement since 1985. Renowned for turning empty Bronx lots into verdant spaces, Karen is: a former President of the NYC Community Garden Coalition; a board member of: the NY Botanical Gardens, Why Hunger, and NYC Farm School; a co-founder of Black Urban Growers (BUGS); and a pioneering force in establishing urban farmers' markets. Bryant Terry is the Chef-in-Residence of MOAD, the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, and an award-winning author of a number of books that reimagine soul food and African cuisine within a vegan context. His latest book is Black Food: Stories, Art and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora. Resources The Farmer and the Chef: A Conversation Between Two Black Food Justice Activists Karen Washington – 911 Our Food System Is Not Working Working Against Racism in the Food System Black Food: An Interview with Chef Bryant Terry The Food Web Newsletter Credits Executive Producer: Kenny Ausubel Written by: Kenny Ausubel and Arty Mangan Senior Producer and Station Relations: Stephanie Welch Program Engineer and Music Supervisor: Emily Harris Producer: Teo Grossman Host and Consulting Producer: Neil Harvey Production Assistance: Monica Lopez Additional music: Ketsa This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast.
"Stewardship is not a money issue, it's a heart issue"As we continue our series, "First Things First", Pastor Matt tackles the tough subject of money. How can we honor God with the stewardship of our money? Well, this week, we learn that it is all about how we can transform our hearts to be able to view & use our money in new ways!
Hosts: Gary & Christy Jenkins | Released Monday, January 16, 2023 Value is the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. What value does money have for us? What is material wealth worth to us? Do we overvalue money? “Money often costs too much.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s important we understand the true value […]
I don't know about you but when I first started climbing..creating a first ascent and developing a route was something my regular climbing partner and I would fantasize about—looking out the car window on long road trips for any rock formation that might have been untouched, a prize yet to be claimed. However, like most of you, I am sure, I was too enthralled in actually climbing to take the time, money, and focus to become a route developer. With climbing being so accessible, and there being over fifty thousand published routes on Mountain Project between California and Canada alone, it is easy to just enjoy climbs and forget all the work it took to establish them. Today, our topic is route development and we get to sit down with a local climber and route developer here in Reno, his name is Colby Wangler. In our conversation, we talk about how Colby found climbing and what lead him to become a route developer, the ins and out of the route developing process, and how Colby both developed and climbed his first own 5.13. We cover how we, the majority, the people who get enjoy the work of others, can support, maintain, and give back to the areas we love so much. And finally, we talk about a potential dark side to this amazing sport we call climbing. Please rate, review the show, and share this podcast with your friends. Word of mouth is one of the most powerful tools to help us out.Contact us:IG: @the.climbing.majorityEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgResources: Please help support the development and maintenance of your local climbing area. Here are some places that will be a good start and could use our support.Alpine Club of CanadaAmerican Alpine ClubSquamish Access SocietySea to Sky Climbing Hardware FundBritish Mountaineering Crag Care FundAccess Fund USA (Register and Adopt a Crag)
In late December 2022, nearly 200 countries at the U.N. biodiversity conference known as COP15 reached a landmark agreement for protecting and restoring nature by 2030. Deforestation was a big topic of conversation at COP15 given the importance of forests for both biodiversity and climate change. In this episode of ESG Insider, we look at how some asset managers are addressing one of the largest drivers of forest loss, commodity-driven deforestation, which includes the clearing of forests for farming and mining. We speak with Jan Erik Saugestad, who is the CEO of Storebrand Asset Management, Norway's largest private asset manager. And we talk with Lauren Compere, Managing Director and Head of Stewardship and Engagement at Boston Common Asset Management. To learn more about COP15, listen to our episode here: https://www.spglobal.com/esg/podcasts/on-the-ground-at-cop15-how-business-is-getting-to-grips-with-biodiversity Read S&P Global Sustainable1's research, "Biodiversity is still a blind spot for most companies around the world," here: https://www.spglobal.com/esg/insights/biodiversity-is-still-a-blind-spot-for-most-companies-around-the-world We'd love to hear from you. To give us feedback on this episode or share ideas for future episodes, please contact hosts Lindsey Hall (email@example.com) and Esther Whieldon (firstname.lastname@example.org). Photo source: Getty Images Copyright ©2023 by S&P Global DISCLAIMER By accessing this Podcast, I acknowledge that S&P GLOBAL makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this Podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this Podcast is done at your own risk. This Podcast should not be considered professional advice. Unless specifically stated otherwise, S&P GLOBAL does not endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, product, process, service, or organization presented or mentioned in this Podcast, and information from this Podcast should not be referenced in any way to imply such approval or endorsement. The third party materials or content of any third party site referenced in this Podcast do not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of S&P GLOBAL. S&P GLOBAL assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of the content contained in third party materials or on third party sites referenced in this Podcast or the compliance with applicable laws of such materials and/or links referenced herein. Moreover, S&P GLOBAL makes no warranty that this Podcast, or the server that makes it available, is free of viruses, worms, or other elements or codes that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. S&P GLOBAL EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF, REFERENCE TO, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PODCAST OR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST.
In which the trio talks to Rich Thomas about what's in the future for Onyx Path! * A treatise on tea * 2022 in review * On Pugmire 2e & the OGL * The World Below * Worldbuilding and gamemaking * Stewardship of licenses * Crowdfunding * 2022 Highlights Links: Onyx Path YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOnyxPath Onyx Path Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theonyxpath Onyx Path Discord: https://discord.gg/5uckcBk
I had a conversation with a guy about success. He said I'm baffled by what you're doing today in life but you only have this amount of followers and I began to say but what I've been given, I give all of me to it and so much more. Take a listen. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thedriveproject/support
For most the first thing that comes to mind is money. Fear and or longing to do the “right” thing with their money. Which is wise, and one of my most favorite topics BUT might I propose stewardship as something much much deeper… Stewardship just so happens to be one of the 6 CORE VALUES of Leading Ladies that lead to WHOLENESS. Stewardship: “She identifies her purpose and takes ownership and accountability of her partnership with the Holy Spirit and authority in Christ in her calling.” Identifies her purpose. Take ownership in her calling. Accountable to her partnership with the Holy Spirit. Authority in Christ in her calling. Can you say with confidence you KNOW your purpose, take ownership in your calling and commit your highest level of CONTRIBUTION to this world? Are you aware of the magnitude and privilege of partnering with the Holy Spirit and are you walking in your AUTHORITY in the gifts and talents God has entrusted to you to multiply? If not, there is no condemnation here but there is curiosity and a deep urgency to help truly STEWARD your life for a “well done good and faithful servant”. To not just steward your money but also your time AND talents WELL. I help God's Leading Ladies walk in the reality of wholeness now without fear of yesterday's limitations holding them back ever again. It helps bring heaven to earth through your life and business and it's an HONOR to partner with you inside LEADING LADIES to help you do it. I've never regretted hiring a coach to help me uncover and bring forth that which the enemy has tried to steal. “The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I came that they may have life and have it more abundantly.” John 10:10. Who's ready for life more ABUNDANT?! https://jessica-hefley-bb8e.mykajabi.com/leading-ladies
As we head into the final 3 sessions of our Heart-First Health™ program, this is one of my favorite sessions: Stewardship. Everything you have is a blessing from the Lord. We must redirect our control and seek to be a faithful steward of all He's given us. Join our community here, download your Transformation Guide here.
I had a conversation with a guy about success. He said I'm baffled by what you're doing today in life but you only have this amount of followers and I began to say but what I've been given, I give all of me to it and so much more. Take a listen.
Stewardship is simple if you just treat people with respect. When donors are deeply connected to your organization's goals and vision, their support doesn't end in death. Tony Martignetti discusses the importance of tackling planned giving or “gifts by will”, how it benefits your organization long term, and fostering donor relationships. Tune in to The Business Behind Fundraising — Where To Start With Planned Giving with Tony Martignetti. What You Will Discover: ✔️ The biggest lesson learned in a decades-long career. Focusing on “gifts by will” yields a more successful and much easier planned giving launch. This type of gift is written in a person's will. ✔️ Seventy-two percent of people who gift-by-will increase their other types of giving to that organization. Planned giving doesn't hurt any of your other fundraising events. ✔️ Organizational criteria for a planned giving program. This includes: Five years of history More than one staff member Has individual donors ✔️ Keep donor relationships warm. Start a recognition society for planned donors. Track birthdays and send greetings via phone or handwritten letter. Set up insider donor communications and a VIP section during events. ---------------------------------- Tony Martignetti has been starting and growing Planned Giving programs since 1997. This is his 25th Anniversary year! He's been consulting in Planned Giving since 2003. Now he leads Planned Giving Accelerator, a membership community to launch 1,000+ new Planned Giving programs in the U.S. It's at PlannedGivingAccelerator.com. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonymartignetti/ FREE How-to Guide: Unleash the Game-Changing Power of Planned Giving at Your Nonprofit https://plannedgivingaccelerator.com/free-how-to-guide/ ---------------------------------- Subscribe to my YouTube for weekly updates. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbjEu276-YQ0TeurphD62pA/ Download White Paper The Big Fundraising Secret (How Traditional Nonprofit Fundraising blocks your overall growth and keeps you from fully funding your organization every year) https://mailchi.mp/a533c0ab59cf/2021-whitepaper Or, subscribe to The Business Behind Fundraising podcast on any of your favorite podcast apps!
Listen as Lead Pastor Les Cody delivers a word on the value of Stewardship. Stewardship THE THIRD OPTION We manage Heaven's resources for the Father's business. The heart's cry of a good steward is, “It will never be mine; it will always be Yours!” When given the choice between an ownership or employment mentality, we choose the third option—stewardship. Matthew 25:14-30, 1 Kings 3:16-28, Psalms 24:1
Hosts: Gary & Christy Jenkins | Released Monday, January 9, 2023 God is concerned about financial matters, not for His sake, but for ours. All things belong to God, including all wealth that exists, and He provides us with some of that wealth so we can glorify Him. The Lord has provided instructions on how […]
Audio Recording Sermon OutlineSpeaker: Rev. Scott StrickmanSermon Series: John 1-12: Come, See, Live!John 6:1-21 (ESV) 1 After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. 2 And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick. 3 Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. 4 Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. 5 Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” 6 He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he would do. 7 Philip answered him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread would not be enough for each of them to get a little.” 8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to him, 9 “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?” 10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, about five thousand in number. 11 Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated. So also the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, “Gather up the leftover fragments, that nothing may be lost.” 13 So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves left by those who had eaten. 14 When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said, “This is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world!” 15 Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself. 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea,17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.18 The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing.19 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened.20 But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.”21 Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.Sermon OutlineAs Jesus leads those who have joined with him, he nourishes and teaches them (vv5-6).1. The Heart of Christv2 a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick.v5 seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said… “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?”v4 …the Passover… was at hand.v14-15 they said, “This is indeed the Prophet…” they were about to come and take him by force to make him king…2. The Initiative of Christvv17-18 It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. v20 he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” 3. The Stewardship of Christv9 “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?” v11 Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them… So also the fish, as much as they wanted.Prayer of ConfessionOur Father, we are a spiritually hungry people. We confess that we come to you with many hungers, with hopes you will provide what we feel we need. We are often hardened to our need of you. Forgive us for using you. Forgive us for our apathy towards you. Forgive us for lacking the faith and discernment to see what you have entrusted to us and to use it for your glory. We thank you for Jesus who came to lead us, to feed us, to give us life. Amen.Questions for ReflectionWhat draws you to Christianity? What is most appealing, or seems the greatest benefit of being a Christian?As you form your thoughts about Jesus, what role does the compassion he shows towards people play in shaping your thoughts? Is it important? Why or why not?In what ways are we to seek after Jesus? Why should we? What should we be hoping to find or gain?What are the implications of Jesus being the one who seeks after his people? Is there anything you are supposed to do?How can knowing that Jesus can cross darkness and meet his people on the windy sea be a source of strength when you face situations where you are fearful?What does it mean to share Jesus with the world? What is it that God most deeply offers for your nourishment and that you can offer to others?How is sharing an act of faith? What do you have that you can give to others?
Fr. Mike reflects on the effects of wealth on our souls and our relationship with God. He emphasizes the importance of resisting the devil and invites us to draw near to God because he is constantly pursuing us, especially as we share in his suffering. Today's readings are James 3-5, Colossians 1-2, and Proverbs 30:7-9. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.