Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow 1/2: #Bestof2021: The glass-strewn Atacama Desert twelve millennia after a comet bolide. Peter Schultz, @BrownUniversity, @BrownAlumniMag. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com (Originally posted November 16,, 2021) https://www.syfy.com/syfy-wire/comet-exploded-over-atacama-desert-revealed-by-glass https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article/50/2/205/609354/Widespread-glasses-generated-by-cometary-fireballs
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow 2/2: #Bestof2021: The glass-strewn Atacama Desert twelve millennia after a comet bolide. Peter Schultz, @BrownUniversity, @BrownAlumniMag. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com (Originally posted November 16,, 2021) https://www.syfy.com/syfy-wire/comet-exploded-over-atacama-desert-revealed-by-glass https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article/50/2/205/609354/Widespread-glasses-generated-by-cometary-fireballs
Another great episode brought to you by Ezra Firestone, founder of Smart Marketer (and several other Businesses). It's packed with insights to help you if you're in business or want to be! You'll hear Ezra interview Russ Izzo, the founder of True Medic, and he shares a ton of solid lessons throughout. Although this was recorded in 2019, you will enjoy their chemistry and energy, and make sure you listen to the end to hear about his 3 Million dollar day, the Oprah effect, and why you have to take a moderate, reasonable salary to ultimately have huge success. “Sometimes you have to make a relationship. You have to shake hands. You have to let them know that you're honest. You're the real deal. You're going to deliver. You're going to back up what you say.” Russ Izzo YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS! Thank you to our listeners for all the 5-Star Reviews and meaningful messages you've sent this year - the Podcast has gone above and beyond what we expected, and we have YOU to thank for that. It makes a difference when you follow us (and leave a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. We'd also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and don't forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links: Ruzz Izzo on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/russell-izzo-043644a/ Russ's company, https://trumedic.com/ Ezra Firestone on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/ezrafirestone/ The Blue Ribbon Commerce Mastermind, https://smartmarketer.com/mastermind/
Lisa Harper's Back Porch Theology
Fund conversations that matter: donate.accessmore.com Vote HERE for Podcast of the Year During today's conversation on Back Porch Theology we're going to peruse a parable about 10 Bridesmaids that Jesus taught on the Mount of Olives – that beautiful hill overlooking Jerusalem - during a series of messages called The Olivet Discourse, which He preached just prior to the first Easter. And while this symbolic tale is set in the context of a wedding party, it's more of a warning than a warm and fuzzy love story so it's important to note that our Savior was only talking to His disciples when He shared this sober, eschatological story. This conversation takes place in an intimate family meeting Jesus has with the Twelve less than a week before His crucifixion and resurrection. Only a few days before Peter, James, and John will mirror the exact same unprepared posture depicted by the bevy of sleeping beauties when they fall asleep in the Garden of Gethsemane, even after Jesus implored them to stay awake for His sake. Remember, our Redeemer didn't just save us from, He saved us for. For sharing the Living Hope of the Gospel to the image-bearers we have the privilege of rubbing shoulders with because one day those precious people who don't yet have a real relationship with Jesus will run out of days to run into His outstretched arms. Today's podcast is about being both compassionate and ready for our divine Bridegroom's return, so please grab a ginormous cup of coffee and your Bible – unless you're cutting up potatoes for a crawfish boil, of course – and come hang out on the porch with us! Follow Us On Instagram! @BackPorchTheologyPodcast @LisaDHarper @AllisonAllen @Jim.Howard.Co Learn more about Convoy of Hope's Women's Empowerment program at Convoy.org/LisaHarper Scot McKnight's study can be found at ChurchSource.com/Scot
Twelve years ago, the people of Syria rose up against the regime of Bashar al-Assad as the Arab Spring uprisings swept the Middle East. Assad proceeded to kill, bomb, starve, poison and brutalize his people, and does still. He became an international pariah. Now, he is being welcomed back into the Arab League, a group that suspended Syria from its ranks in 2011. Stephanie Sy reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Welcome to the Scottish Watches Podcast – Episode 466! The Bel Canto was stupendous but now Mike France returns to tell us about Christopher Ward's newest value for money creation,... The post Scottish Watches Podcast #466 : If A Watch Is Popular, Why Not Just Make More? We Ask Mike France About Bel Canto and Twelve appeared first on Scottish Watches.
Twelve years ago, Ryan Stewman launched the Hardcore Closer Podcast. At that time in his life, he was working in sales..........his whole world was sales. The inception of the Hardcore Closer brand came during a mortgage closing at a local title company and the woman handed her card to Ryan and on it said her name and her title........."Closer." At the time, this made Ryan laugh partly cause he was drunk and partly because "Betty" at the title company was a paper-pushing facilitator and not a true closer. Ryan was a closer when he was in the mortgage and automotive industries. When the salespeople couldn't get a "yes" they would send Ryan in to seal the deal. He started working with people in the mortgage industry, and real estate helping them generate leads, build funnels, build CRMs, and taught them the systems and processes necessary to follow up like a boss, have more conversations, close more sales and make more money. As intended, human beings evolve. At this point in life, Ryan has become more than just a salesperson. Sales got him to the place where he had enough experience, and proof of concept and he's taught thousands of people the strategies and tactics that helped him become a multi-millionaire. And he kept evolving. He's written books. Spoken on stages. Attracted a killer staff, helped other entrepreneurs grow and scale their companies, and this has made him something different........the example, and now, a leader. In this episode, Ryan does a deep dive into the inception of the Hardcore Closer Brand, some of the journeys he's taken along the way, and a detailed outline of what transformation looks like moving forward. As you know, most things don't go away, they just get good. #RiseAbove How to Get Involved: This planet is based on an algorithm and with every positive action, there is an adverse reaction. Ryan Stewman rose and overcame a life of addiction, Imprisonment, divorce, and circumstances that would break the spirit of the average human being. He went on to create a powerful network of winners and champions of life and business creating a movement that quickly changed lives one day at a time. The Hardcore Closer Podcast is brought to you by PhoneSites It's the fastest, easiest way to build a dynamic landing page or website in minutes from your mobile or desktop. Get a Free Trial here—> PhoneSites Learn more at: www.JoinTheApex.com Follow Ryan's killer sales blog at: HardCore Closer Check out this show and previous killer episodes of the Hardcore Closer Podcast in Apple Podcasts
Twelve-time All-American swimmer Riley Gaines has been a true example of what it looks like to "Hold the Line". She recently became one of the first people to stand up and speak against the unfairness of transgender women competing in women's sports because she has personally experienced it. Riley became outspoken on preserving women's sports for biological females after tying for fifth with transgender swimmer Lia Thomas in the 200-meter NCAA championship last year. Sean gets a chance to talk with Riley and find out where her strength and boldness truly come from.
Broadcasts – Christian Working Woman
Courage comes in different forms. There is physical courage where you are willing to do something physical that could cause you harm. Like jumping into a pool to save a little child who can't swim or putting yourself in harm's way to protect someone else. Then there's emotional courage which means you face your emotions head on without running away or using some addiction to kill the pain. Social courage is the strength to stand up for what you believe, for your principles, and to stand up for others even when it is risky. There are three women in the New Testament who were very courageous. We don't know a lot about them, but I sense these were very usual women who were willing to take risks. We first read about them in Luke 8: After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod's household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means (Luke 8:1 – 3). The three names we are given are Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Susanna. These women—along with many others—were devoted followers of Jesus Christ. And no wonder! Jesus had cured them of evil spirits and diseases. They knew he was worthy of their devotion because of what he had done for them. And so, in a world that was misogynistic, strongly prejudiced against women, and where women had very little rights and certainly little influence, these women decided to follow Jesus and there was no turning back. Consider Mary Magdalene. We know she had been delivered from seven demons. It's not easy for us today to understand what that was like, but no doubt Mary Magdalene had lived a life of torment. Who knows what things she had to suffer while possessed by seven demons? Further in Luke 8 we are told of a man named Legion who was possessed by even more demons, and his behavior gives us some insight into the life of a demon-possessed person in that day (Luke 8: 26-39). He was driven to the outskirts of the city where he would have episodes of rage, and no one could stop him. They forced him to live in caves and chained him down, but nothing worked. Everyone had given up on him and no one came near. Then Jesus delivered him from those horrific demons and turned this demon-possessed man into a disciple—an evangelist. For Mary Magdalene, no doubt she was isolated, even feared because of her unusual behavior. We don't know how long she lived like this but try to imagine living under the control of demons, causing you to do and say things that were terrible, scary, resulting in no friends, no support group, no help and no hope. Tormented by demons, looked down upon by society, she was a true outcast. But Jesus. Oh, if those aren't two of the most powerful words when put together. But Jesus. Jesus set her free and totally changed her world. She followed Jesus, literally, walking behind him and the twelve disciples as they made their way through the land. I'm certain she shared her story with any who would listen, telling how Jesus had delivered her. She had the courage to face the gossip, the skepticism, the derision of others who knew her before, and stand up for who she was now. Maybe you can relate to that. You may not have had seven demons, but you had besetting sin. You may have struggled and suffered, but the grace of our Lord finally broke in. He saved you, just as he is saving all those who follow him. Do you have the courage to share your story? Have you made it known that you are following Jesus, no turning back? That takes courage but if you have a story of redemption to tell, believe me there are many people all around you who need to hear it. People you live with, people you work with, people you've known for years, strangers you just met.
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Get Lost So You Can Find Your Way Home | The Podcast-Memoir of M.K. Lott
M.K. starts this multi-episode series by explaining the need to transition from a delivery driver for Amazon to becoming the salesman for a furniture store. Feel free to schedule a session here! => https://calendly.com/mklottborealis/60m --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/getlost-hypnotherapy/support
Twelve years ago East Palo Alto youth dreamt of an art center of their own — today, it's a reality. We'll hear what happens when kids get a say in how to shape their neighborhood. Then, we learn how a teacher brought more diversity to her meditation center. And, we'll ask whether California is ready to charge into an electric future?
He was one of the Twelve. He was born in Cana of Galilee; some accounts say that he was the bridegroom at the wedding at Cana, where the Lord Jesus performed his first sign (John ch. 2). After receiving the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, he preached the Gospel in Africa; he was privileged to die by crucifixion, like his Lord.
This week on the podcast, Blake Buettner, Zach Weiss, and Zach Kazan are back from a successful Windup Watch Fair in San Francisco, and the conversation turns to one of the show's biggest new releases, The Twelve from Christopher Ward. Their integrated bracelet sports watch was an immediate sensation at Windup and on Instagram, where memes immediately drew comparisons to other notable (and much more expensive) watches in this same style. But there's something undeniable about the quality and value proposition of The Twelve, and it impressed even the integrated bracelet sports watch skeptics on mic for this episode. A bit later, we took a question from a Worn & Wound+ user about, of all things the Met Gala, and what watches we might wear on the red carpet. While definitely a bit out of our depth, this was a really fun question to answer, and an interesting thought experiment. If you have a favorite look from this year's Met Gala, or a thought on what you might wear if you got the invite, feel free to drop it in the comments. And if being part of the Worn & Wound+ Slack community sounds like fun (trust us, it is) you can sign up for free right here.To stay on top of all new episodes, you can subscribe to The Worn & Wound Podcast — now available on all major platforms including iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Spotify, and more. You can also find our RSS feed here.And if you like what you hear, then don't forget to leave us a review on iTunes.If there's a question you want us to answer you can hit us up at email@example.com, and we'll put your question in the queue.Show NotesZach K's wrist check: Acranaut Arc II ForditeZach W's wrist check: Farer Lander ChronographChristopher Ward Launches New Integrated Watch, The TwelveThe Autodromo Group B Welcomes All-New Rallysport Chronograph(Hands-On)The Genta IWC Ingenieur Era Returns With New Automatic 40Review: the Atelier Holgur FrømandKarl Lagerfeld's Royal Oak
What I Want to Know with Kevin P. Chavous
Twelve years ago, former President Barack Obama focused his State of the Union address on education, calling for the training of 100,000 new teachers of science and mathematics. By 2021, that 100,000 goal had been achieved, but there was still work to be done. And in 2022, the U.S. Department of Education announced its You Belong in STEM initiative, designed to bring equity and high-quality STEM education to America's schools. How do we ensure that STEM teachers are given the tools necessary to succeed? What challenges do we face in bringing high-quality STEM education to our nation's classrooms? And how can we ensure that STEM education is helping our students understand the problems of today… and tomorrow? In this episode, Kevin explores how we can best support and cultivate STEM teachers with Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten and Beyond 100K founder Talia Milgrom-Elcott.
In this episode of Nicky and Moose, special guest George White joins to discuss how his upbringings have created and generated success in various ways. What You Will Learn How to create content consistently. When to repurpose content. How to monetize your voice. George's Takeaways Turn your pain into power. Use upbringings as a source of motivation and direction. Find your avenue & lane in Stay true to yourself Have a longevity mindset with your actions. Think ahead! “Trial and error is your content!” Use your experiences as teaching pints for others. You create longevity by being intentional. Find out what works, and keep pushing forward! Take advantage of your breakthroughs. Money hungry sacrifices the vision. “You can't spend time watching someone live the life you want.” Will-Set Mindset Passionate Perfecting your craft Not being content Investing Chasing the gift Pursuing everything that God has for you. Content Scheduling Build platform with consistent posting. Create content months out at a time. Twelve to Thirty-six months in advance. Pay attention to the analytics and trends before they happen. Ways To Monetize Your Voice Speaking Engagements YouTube TikTok Voice Overs Apple/Spotify Stream Royalties Beat Selection Process For Videos YouTube or Beatstars Instrumentals with no copyright allows you to monetize videos on YouTube. Three Book Recommendations Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen. Business For Dummies. Criminal Justice Books. Listener Perks 1) Sponsored By Ecamm Live: An all-in-one live streaming & video production studio. With Ecamm Live, video creation is easy, professional, and fully customizable. If you can think it, you can create it in Ecamm Live. Try it for free www.nickyandmoose.com/ecamm 2) Deeper Than The Brand is a content creator community that prepares you for success in a building and sustaining a successful brand. Head over to deeperthanthebrand.com to learn more and get started today! 3) Striving to be the best we can is an on going journey. Having the blueprint of ourselves makes that goal more sustainable. Head over to flightassessment.com to learn your personality superpower and how to use it for successfully.
In this episode I talk about the 12 lessons I have learned in my Polycurious journey. Be Patient. Go as fast as the slowest person Find the right time to talk Check with your partner before making plans with other people Feeling guilt at first is normal Don't sugarcoat. Be honest with your partner Determine how much you want to share with your partner Meeting your partner's partners (metamours) helps with jealousy Jealousy and insecurities are likely to decrease with time You can't control your feelings for other people Infatuation and New Relationship Energy can be fleeting Be careful where you invest your energy Non-sexual intimacy can be powerful If you are interested in my relationship coaching services reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org Resources discussed in this episode: Fer & Seth's episode Jessica' Esfandiary's episode Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy Rachel Krantz episode Dr.Zhana's episode Mariah & Fer's episode Tory and Jackson's Monocurious episode Follow Polycurious on Instagram Tik Tok Facebook Twitter YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/polycurious/message
St. Anne's Catholic Media Podcast
Reading 1 Acts 6:1-7 As the number of disciples continued to grow,the Hellenists complained against the Hebrewsbecause their widowswere being neglected in the daily distribution.So the Twelve called together the community of the disciples and said,"It is not right for us to neglect the word of God to serve at table.Brothers, select from among you seven reputable men,filled with the Spirit and wisdom,whom we shall appoint to this task,whereas we shall devote ourselves to prayerand to the ministry of the word."The proposal was acceptable to the whole community,so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the Holy Spirit,also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas,and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism.They presented these men to the apostleswho prayed and laid hands on them.The word of God continued to spread,and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem increased greatly;even a large group of priests were becoming obedient to the faith.Reading 2 1 Pt 2:4-9 Beloved:Come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beingsbut chosen and precious in the sight of God,and, like living stones,let yourselves be built into a spiritual houseto be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrificesacceptable to God through Jesus Christ.For it says in Scripture:Behold, I am laying a stone in Zion,a cornerstone, chosen and precious,and whoever believes in it shall not be put to shame.Therefore, its value is for you who have faith, but for those without faith:The stone that the builders rejectedhas become the cornerstone, andA stone that will make people stumble,and a rock that will make them fall.They stumble by disobeying the word, as is their destiny.You are "a chosen race, a royal priesthood,a holy nation, a people of his own,so that you may announce the praises" of himwho called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.Gospel Jn 14:1-12 Jesus said to his disciples:"Do not let your hearts be troubled.You have faith in God; have faith also in me.In my Father's house there are many dwelling places.If there were not,would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?And if I go and prepare a place for you,I will come back again and take you to myself,so that where I am you also may be.Where I am going you know the way."Thomas said to him,"Master, we do not know where you are going;how can we know the way?"Jesus said to him, I am the way and the truth and the life.No one comes to the Father except through me.If you know me, then you will also know my Father.From now on you do know him and have seen him."Philip said to him,"Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us."Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you for so long a timeand you still do not know me, Philip?Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own.The Father who dwells in me is doing his works.Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me,or else, believe because of the works themselves.Amen, amen, I say to you,whoever believes in me will do the works that I do,and will do greater ones than these,because I am going to the Father."
The Peds NP: Pearls of Pediatric Evidence-Based Practice
In the second episode of the Health Equity in Pediatrics series, we explore implicit bias as unconscious attitudes and stereotypes held against a group that may even be contrary to one's stated beliefs. Identifying your implicit bias is a best practice that can enable you to limit its impact on your behavior and prevent harm from altered clinical decision making that is based on preconceived notions. In this episode, we discuss examples of how implicit bias can impact health care in children and the skills that provider's can hone to combat its influence. Want to make a bigger difference in health equity? Complete an anonymous survey here after you listen to the episode or visit www.thepedsnp.com and click the “Complete a Survey” button at the top of the page. The responses will provide greater insight into how podcasts impact education and behavior through microlearning of health equity concepts. After you complete a survey, you'll receive a separate link to enter your email to a raffle for a $15 Amazon gift card. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by email one week after the original publication date. This raffle was made possible by grant funding from the sources below. Disclaimer: This series was supported by the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Dr. Rasheeda Monroe Health Equity grant whose mission is to support research and quality improvement aimed at improving health equity among infants, children, and adolescents. The content of this episode reflects my views and does not necessarily represent, nor is an endorsement of, NC NAPNAP or the Dr. Rasheeda Monroe Health Equity grant. For more information, please community.napnap.org/northcarolinachapter. References: FitzGerald, C., & Hurst, S. (2017). Implicit bias in healthcare professionals: a systematic review. BMC medical ethics, 18(1), 19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-017-0179-8 Gonzalez, C. M., Lypson, M. L., & Sukhera, J. (2021). Twelve tips for teaching implicit bias recognition and management. Medical teacher, 43(12), 1368–1373. https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2021.1879378 Goyal, M. K., Johnson, T. J., Chamberlain, J. M., Cook, L., Webb, M., Drendel, A. L., Alessandrini, E., Bajaj, L., Lorch, S., Grundmeier, R. W., Alpern, E. R., & PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE APPLIED RESEARCH NETWORK (PECARN) (2020). Racial and Ethnic Differences in Emergency Department Pain Management of Children With Fractures. Pediatrics, 145(5), e20193370. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2019-3370 Greenwald, A. G., Dasgupta, N., Dovidio, J. F., Kang, J., Moss-Racusin, C. A., & Teachman, B. A. (2022). Implicit-Bias Remedies: Treating Discriminatory Bias as a Public-Health Problem. Psychological science in the public interest : a journal of the American Psychological Society, 23(1), 7–40. https://doi.org/10.1177/15291006211070781 Jindal, M., Trent, M., & Mistry, K. B. (2022). The Intersection of Race, Racism, and Child and Adolescent Health. Pediatrics in review, 43(8), 415–425. https://doi.org/10.1542/pir.2020-004366 Mossey J. M. (2011). Defining racial and ethnic disparities in pain management. Clinical orthopaedics and related research, 469(7), 1859–1870. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11999-011-1770-9 Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. (2022). Pediatric Nursing Workforce Report 2022: A Demographic Profile of 53,000 PNCB-Certified Nursing Professionals. https://pncb.org/ sites/default/files/resources/PNCB_2022_Pediatric_Nursing_Workforce_Demographic_ Report.pdf Project Implicit. (2011). Take a test. https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html Raphael, J. L., & Oyeku, S. O. (2020). Implicit Bias in Pediatrics: An Emerging Focus in Health Equity Research. Pediatrics, 145(5), e20200512. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2020-0512 Sabin J. A. (2022). Tackling Implicit Bias in Health Care. The New England journal of medicine, 387(2), 105–107. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp2201180 Smiley, R. A., Ruttinger, C., Oliveira, C. M., Hudson, L. R., Allgeyer, R., Reneau, K. A., Silvestre, J. H., & Alexander, M. (2021). The 2020 National Nursing Workforce Survey. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 12(1). https://doi.org/10.1016/s2155-8256(21)00027-2. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (2023). Religious garb and grooming in the workplace: Rights and responsibilities. https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/religious-garb-and-grooming-workplace-rights-and-responsibilities#_ftn17
Doris Wolter has been active in European, especially German Buddhism for decades. She is a student of Khentse Norbu and arranged for Crooked Cucumber to be republished in German by Manjughosha as Krumme Gurke –Leben und Lehre des Zen-Meisters Shunryu Suzuki. Twelve years or so ago I attended a seminar led by Richard Baker and David Schneider that Doris hosted for the German Buddhist Union. Recently she was in Bali for a solo retreat and Katrinka and I were fortunate to meet with her a number of times.- dc
Window Treatments for Profit with LuAnn Nigara
Today With Lori Ann Jones: Welcome to Window Treatments for Profit. Today I am joined by Lori Ann Jones, co-owner of Drapery Nation, a custom window treatments company. Lori and her husband Kenny were almost bankrupt when they started their business. Twelve years later, they are running an extremely successful and profitable business, with an advertising/marketing budget of $0, and she is here to share how. Pick It Apart [5:45] Lori starts off the conversation with how Drapery Nation is so successful with zero budget for marketing. [21:22] Lori talks about what she does differently with client and vendor payment procedures. [28:55] Why Drapery Nation sticks to working solely with interior designers. [41:00] Lori and Kenny welcome their daughter and son-in-law to the business and how they help them scale it. LuAnn Nigara and Lori Ann Jones' Ah-Ha Moments “We have to be the type of people that serve our customers like no other business can. If you want to be known as the best, you have to do everything you can to actually be the best.” - Lori Ann Jones “People can tell when you are just trying to sell them something and make a buck, verses when you truly do want to help them.” - Lori Ann Jones More About Lori Ann Jones: Lori Ann co-owns and operates Drapery Nation, a custom window treatments company, with Kenny, her husband of nearly 28 years. They opened for business in Bowling Green KY in 2011, after Lori Ann had been both a stay-at-home mom and a blind rehabilitation specialist, and Kenny had been in the insurance business. Kenny's mother owned a window treatments business in Illinois for forty years, and was a huge source of inspiration for Lori Ann. A series of events had led Lori Ann and Kenny into a state of financial hardship, but Lori Ann had a firm belief that they could make a living together and enjoy freedom to spend time with their three children. They built their business by treating people right, being creative and unconventional, working hard, and keeping their expenses low and their faith high. They have a true Cinderella story, as Drapery Nation went from being unknown to now having the best reputation for providing the highest quality custom window treatments and service in south central Kentucky. Lori Ann and Kenny recently hired their oldest daughter and her new husband to work alongside them full-time, and are excited that the family business will continue hopefully long after they are gone. Connect with Lori Ann Jones Website Instagram Facebook What's new with LuAnn Nigara LuAnn Live 2023 luannuniversity.com http://www.luannnigara.com/cob A Big Thank You to Our Keynote Sponsors: Nancy Ganzekaufer Traci Connell Duke Renders Get The Goodies! For checklists, resources, and extra goodies from A Well-Designed Business sign up for free here. To Get on LuAnn's Email List, text the word designbiz to 444999! Purchase LuAnn's Books Here: Book 1: The Making of A Well – Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action Audiobook: The Making of A Well – Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action Book 2: A Well-Designed Business – The Power Talk Friday Experts Pre-Order Book 3: A Well-Designed Business – The Power Talk Friday Experts Volume 2 Connect with LuAnn Nigara LuAnn's Website LuAnn's Blog Power Talk Friday Like Us: Facebook | Tweet Us: Twitter | Follow Us: Instagram | Listen Here: Podcast Other Shows Mentioned: WTFP: #64: Stephanie Hamilton: Reputation Marketing for Window Treatment Professionals WTFP: #143: Vita Vygovska: Market to Interior Designers by Building Relationships WTFP: #167: Nicole Heymer: How to Find and Highlight Why Someone Should Buy From You AWDB #851: Power Talk Friday: Alexis Varbero: Making Connections that Matter AWBD #860: Antonio Deloach: Believe in Yourself, Believe in Relationships
Hey everyone, Alex C. Telander here. Are you ready for another Ostium Sagas? If you're wondering what I'm talking about, it's a strange book from the eighteenth century Steve finds in a basement at the Ostium Network and he's recording what he's reading and what he thinks about what he's reading. Strange stories about time travelers stuck in the past. You want to make sure you start at the first episode and just to let you know, this isn't the first episode, so double check if you need to.And if you enjoy this Ostium Sagas episode and want more right away, you can do that very easily by heading over to our Patreon and supporting us at any level. You'll instantly get access to the next fifteen episodes, plus a bunch of other bonus material.A transcript of this episode can be found here.The Ostium Sagas is created, written and produced by Alex C. Telander.The voice of Steve is Alex C. Telander.The theme song is “Synthwave Car” by Gushito.The music featured in this episode is “I Nostri Giorni II” by bzur. Under a Creative Commons License.Sound effects are courtesy of Soundly.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/ostium. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Don Tony Show / Wednesday Night Don-O-Mite
The Don Tony Show (5/6/23), hosted by Don Tony and presented by BlueWire. Some Topics Discussed: Triple H announces WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament details featuring Twelve (12) wrestlers from RAW AND SMACKDOWN Seth Rollins vs AJ Styles? Edge? Sheamus? Roman Reigns? Solo Sikoa? Who will fight at WWE Night Of Champions in Saudi Arabia for WWE World Heavyweight Championship? Rumor Killed: Fake news forced to pull Cody Rhodes vs Seth Rollins at Night Of Champions after Triple H reveals WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament details The Baddest Bunny On The Planet: About that Bad Bunny's WWF Jacket worn on SmackDown
Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father's house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?” John 14:1–2These consoling and encouraging words, spoken by Jesus to the Apostles at the Last Supper, come immediately after Judas left to betray Jesus and after Jesus told Peter, in the presence of the others, that Peter would deny Jesus three times before the cock crowed. As a result, the Twelve (now Eleven) would have been discouraged, especially Peter. Jesus senses this and says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled…”Peter was told that he would soon commit a grave sin against Jesus. As we are later told, as soon as Peter committed these sins, he went out and wept bitterly. Perhaps, as he did, he would have recalled Jesus' words: “Do not let your hearts be troubled…”Being tempted toward sin can be discouraging. But that can turn into a good thing. If we are not affected by our temptations, then we lack love for God. And if we give into those temptations and fail to experience sorrow, this is even worse. However, discouragement over our sins cannot remain; it must turn into its opposite, the virtue of hope. Hope will result from sin only when we hear and understand Jesus' promise, seen above.Jesus not only tells the disciples not to be troubled, He also tells them why. Jesus promises them He will prepare a place for them in Heaven and will come to take them to that place in His Father's House, despite their failings. By believing, Peter and the other apostles will be able to dispel the initial discouragement they feel over their failings and turn back to God with the anticipation of Heaven.Do you get discouraged by your sin? Begin by calling to mind any sin that you regularly struggle with. Habitual sin, especially, will lead to either sorrow, repentance and hope, or to a discouragement that ends in despair and the abandonment of virtue. Like Saint Peter, we must strive to weep bitterly over our sins. We must let our sins, and the temptation toward despair, become a motivation to regain hope, courage, and determination. This will only be possible if we always hear Jesus say to us, “Do not let your hearts be troubled…” We must sense His compassion and tenderness and allow that love to fill us with confidence that we will one day overcome all sin and be welcomed into the Father's House.Reflect, today, upon any sin with which you regularly struggle. As you do, consider whether your discouragement leads to despair or hope. Hope does not come from your ability to overcome sin on your own. It comes from the compassion of our Lord and His promise to redeem you. If you do have a troubled heart, that is good. It is the starting point for hope. Allow Jesus to lift your troubled heart and to point your eyes to Heaven. Most compassionate Lord, though I am a sinner, You speak to me with tenderness and call me to repent so that I will always have hope in Heaven. Please give me a true and holy sorrow for my sins and help me to always turn back to You so that You will one day lead me to the fullness of the Father's House. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2023 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.
Jesus didnt do ministry all by himself, sometimes hed send his disciples out. And sometimes theyd get proud. Tune in to learn with the disciples about where true joy comes from.
Is it a Jolly Rancher, or is it whiskey? Mark Tucker from Windsor Block Bar sips this flavored take on Conor McGregor's flagship whiskey and gives his honest opinion. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Today, we bring the one who played a role in helping get this podcast off the ground by creating the ORIGINAL theme song for the show (you'll hear it start this episode). Jay is a podcaster, musician, producer, and the greatest IT professional this side of the Pacific Ocean. We go on bunny trails, but the conversation is perfect. To find Jay on social media, head on over to TikTok and search @atdmusic -------------------- PODCAST SOCIAL MEDIA: YouTube & Facebook: The Notes McGotes Podcast Instagram/TikTok: @NotesMcGotesPod Email: TheNotesMcGotesPodcast@gmail.com BRANDON SOCIAL MEDIA: TikTok/Twitter/Instagram: @brandonalberda and Brandon.alberda STEVE SOCIAL MEDIA: TikTok: @stevemadole Music used throughout the show created by Jair Driesenga Follow him @brotherjair on Instagram, Facebook, Bandcamp, and Youtube. Logo was created by Grand Rapids comedian Carl Sobel. Our podcast is sponsored by: Spotifyforpodcasters.com Leave us a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thenotesmcgotespodcast/message --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thenotesmcgotespodcast/message
After-School Special: What Are Friends For? (1980)This episode is from our Patreon archives and originally aired in February of 2021 and remains one of our favorites of all time!Twelve-year-old Amy Warner is the new kid on the block after she and her freshly-divorced mother move to California. All is fine until Amy meets Michelle Mudd, a tween who loves dogs, rainbows, shoplifting, and blood sacrifices. Amy grows concerned when Michelle attempts to cast a spell on her father's new girlfriend and frames Amy for shoplifting at the local store. This is bonkers. We get an inside look at Jennie's teenage bedroom, Amye revisits her brief life of crime, and we both agree that Charlie Chaplin posters have no place in a teenager's bedroom. Oh, and there are a ton of creepy dolls. You've been warned.Please note:As of May, 2023, there will be NO NEW content on our patreon feed.You are welcome to sign up, listen to the archives- of which there are MANY, and then unsubscribe when finished.Follow Gen X, This is Why on Facebook: facebook.com/genxthisiswhy/Join our Facebook Group, The Me-Me B's for extra content, giveaways, and some fun Gen X introspection: facebook.com/groups/genxthisiswhy/And find us on Instagram at: @genxthisiswhyYou can find Amye at: @amyearcherwriterYou can find Jennie, but good luck with that.Questions? Comments? Email us at email@example.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Twelve great stories from regular folks like you who have experienced the most strange things.
Hump Day Quickies : Swinger Confessions
OH MY GOD!!!!That was intense. Never in a million years would we have guessed that going to the fetish ball would end this way. Okay, maybe we would have guessed it, and really hoped for it, but this went so much better than ever we expected it to. This episode starts with 8 of us talking about the fetish ball and the first half of the 12 person orgy. Then the two of us finish off by sharing all the details and some of the dozens of orgasms that head everyone going home VERY happy that night. Sorry this episode is our longest yet, but we just had so many things to share!!! Hope you enjoy this bonus episode. That you all so much for listening this season!!!! Don't worry, Season 3 will start next week. Thank you for all the nominations. We did it!!! We have been nominated for 2 awards thanks to you guys. Please Vote us for an ASN Award for Best Entertainment Podcast and Best Content Creator here.https://www.asnlifestylemagazineawards.com/vote-4-16-6-1You can vote twice a day so please do everything you can to help us out. Thank you!!!!Please subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.You can catch us on SLSRadio every Wednesday at 4pm Eastern Time.You can find tons of amazing lifestyle show on FullSwapRadio, including our show, Every Wednesday at 6:30pm and Midnight Eastern Time. We are now hosts on the Swinger Society Discord Server as well.If you have your own sexy stories, please call our hotline and share them with us and our audience. 844-4-Hump-DayIf you have any questions for us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.orgVisit our website as well. HumpDayQuickies.comPlease follow us on all the social platforms:Twitter - HumpDayQuickiesInstagram - HumpDayQuickiesFaceBook - HumpDayQuickiesTikTok - HumpDayQuickiesWe are adding new content as quickly as we can!
One in eight couples is currently struggling with infertility or loss. A staggering 19% of couples have been trying to start their family for at least a year. The statistics are there, the heartache is real, the pain palpable. The opportunity for the church to step up and minister to this group is glaring! I'm chatting with Nicole Clark about how God used her story of infertility and loss to be a connecting point for other women suffering silently who didn't have a tribe to support, encourage, and just offer the power of presence. Out of her difficulty, Nicole has allowed God to rewrite her story and redeem her pain by birthing a movement of compassion, intentionality, and community. Connect with Nicole and Twelve 12 Ministries: Twelve 12 Ministries Start a Group Get Involved Mother's Day Butterfly Boxes Twelve 12 Podcast Refined Bible Study Connect with Kristen here.
May 3: Saints Philip and James, Apostles First Century Feast; Liturgical Color: Red Patron Saint of hatmakers and pastry chefs (Philip) and pharmacists (James)The smaller the town the bigger the manThe popes follow one another chronologically just like the presidents of the United States. One after another, after another, each inheriting the powers and responsibilities of his office. President John F. Kennedy followed President Dwight D. Eisenhower, just as Pope Saint John Paul II followed The Venerable Pope John Paul I. But there is a difference. Jesus' placing of Saint Peter as the symbolic and jurisdictional head of the universal Church is, of course, more significant than the popular election of a political leader. The papacy is also different in that every pope is, theologically speaking, the “direct successor” of Saint Peter, the first pope. From this perspective, every pope after Saint Peter is a second pope. So, for example, the two hundredth pope, chronologically, was still the second pope, theologically. No president would claim he is the direct successor of George Washington. He is the successor of his predecessor. Theological truths transcend space and time, since their source, God, exists outside of space and time.The Office of St. Peter is theologically guaranteed by the easy-to-find, on-the-surface-of-the-text words of Christ telling Saint Peter that he is the rock upon which He will build His Church. Today's Pope, and every pope, occupies that same office, is protected by that same divine guarantee, and immediately succeeds Saint Peter when he is chosen by the Holy Spirit to occupy his chair. What pertains to the Office of the Bishop of Rome also pertains to the Office of the Twelve Apostles. Today's saints, Philip and James, were called by name by Christ Himself. And after being called, they took the step that many who are called never take. They followed! The Twelve walked at Christ's side on dusty trails during His years of public ministry. They ate and drank with Him by the fire. They slept under the cold desert sky with Him. And Jesus looked right into their eyes, and only their eyes, and spoke directly to their faces, and only their faces, when He said on a Thursday night that was deeply holy, “Do this in memory of me.” And then they did that, and many other things besides, in memory of Him, for the rest of their lives.The four marks of the true Church are proof of its authenticity. “One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic” are the trademark stamp of the true Church, proving it is the Church founded by Jesus Christ. No other ecclesial community bears this trademark, and none except the Orthodox even claims to bear it. The mark of “One” means the Church is visibly one in spite of its many tongues, nations, classes, and races. The Church is one in her doctrine, her Sacraments, and her hierarchy. This oneness is not theoretical. It is tangible, real, and identifiable even to those without a doctorate in theology. This one, Christ-founded Church began with twelve followers who gathered as one around Jesus. These Twelve eventually appointed their own successors, who then, in turn, appointed successors, and so on through the centuries down to the present.The universal college of bishops, the successor body to the Twelve Apostles, is the means by which the Oneness, or unity, of the Church is expressed, protected, and guaranteed. Bishops are not a secondary attribute or development of Christianity. They are embedded into and conjoined with the Word of God in one complex reality. They are not an outside source of authority external to Scripture. There simply would be no Scripture without that pre-existing authority which nurtured and developed it. The Church was the incubator of the New Testament.Not much is known with certainty about the Apostles Philip and James, apart from their names and some few references in the New Testament. Saint James, commonly called the “Less” due perhaps to his short stature, was probably the cousin of Jesus. Saint Philip was from tiny Bethsaida in Galilee. After he received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, he descended the stairs of the Upper Room and just kept walking into the darkness, his later life and labors unknown to history. More than having specific details about their later Christian exploits, it is more critical to know that Philip and James, and all the Apostles, are the sheet of bedrock into which the nascent Church sunk her deepest pillars and upon whose sturdy foundation the Church's great weight still rests. Philip and James' theological legacy continues today in every Bishop who teaches, sanctifies, and governs the baptized people of God.Saints Philip and James, your hidden witness to Christ is less well-known than that of other Apostles, but is eloquent testimony to your quiet fidelity to building the Church after the Ascension. From your exalted place in Heaven, intercede for all who seek your assistance.
As the group transports the mirror shard back to Orn, they see the devastation they have caused by traveling from world to world.
Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief and the author of Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power (Twelve, 2021) and a forthcoming biography of Barbara Walters, rounds up the latest news from Washington, including the House debt ceiling bill, plus news from Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner.
Mike and Dave preview what is in store for the month of MaySupport the show
Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast
After the gathering of the White House Press Corps for its annual, jovial dinner party, we look at some of the weekend's political news, and some of the event's funnier moments. On Today's Show:Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief and the author of Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power (Twelve, 2021) and a forthcoming biography of Barbara Walters, rounds up the latest news from Washington, including the House debt ceiling bill, plus news from Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner.
NONFICTION BRAND™ w/DP Knudten
Podetize.com's Tracy Hazzard joins host DP Knudten for more about how the Bob Burg's Know/Like/Trust recipe is getting an update for people of all kinds online, and how to make sure you're getting everything you deserve from your efforts to build your “completely true / completely you” NonFiction Brand. ++++++ The NONFICTION BRAND podcast is hosted by DP Knudten and a variety of special guests. While focused on the art and craft of personal branding, each episode ranges widely based on whatever happened to be on the minds of DP and his guest(s). Each episode is sponsored by DP's book "NONFICTION BRAND—Discover, craft and communicate the 'completely true / completely you' brand you already are.” now available on Amazon at www.bit.ly/nonfiction_brand You can reach DP Knudten at: Email: email@example.com Website: dpknudten.com | nonfictionbrand.com Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, et al: @dpknudten ©2022 DP Knudten LLC - all rights reserved Want to support DP and the NFB pod? Patreon makes it super easy here: https://www.patreon.com/nonfictionbrand Looking to add podcast guesting to your personal brand-boosting strategy? You should be. Check out Podmatch, a FREE podcast/guest matching service at https://podmatch.com/signup/dprecommends NONFICTION BRAND is hosted at Podbean. DP personally recommends this podcast hosting service for its quality, design, and ease of use. Check it our here: https://www.podbean.com/nonfictionbrand
Established In The Faith · One Of The Twelve Matthew 26:14-16 (KJV) 14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, 15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
"The son of Zebedee and brother of John, he was one of the Twelve. At the call of the Lord Jesus, he left his fishing nets and his father and, together with John, immediately followed Christ. He was one of the three apostles to whom the Lord revealed the greatest mysteries: before whom He was transfigured on Tabor and before whom He was in agony in the Garden of Gethsemane before His Passion. After receiving the Holy Spirit, he preached the Gospel in various places, going as far as Spain. On his return from Spain, a violent quarrel broke out between the Jews and himself on the Holy Scriptures, and, being unable to withstand him, they hired a magician, Hermogenes. But Hermogenes and Philip his pupil were overcome by the power and truth that James preached, and were baptised. Then the Jews denounced him to Herod, and persuaded one Josias to slander the Apostle. This Josias, seeing James's manly bearing and hearing his clear preaching of the truth, repented and came to faith in Christ. When James was condemned to death, this Josias was also condemned. Mounting the scaffold, Josias begged James's forgiveness for the sin of slander, and James embraced him, kissing him and saying: 'peace be to thee, and forgiveness.' And they both laid their heads under the sword and were beheaded for the sake of the Lord whom they had loved and served. St James suffered in Jerusalem in the year 45. His body was taken to Spain, where to this day miracles of healing are performed at his tomb." (Prologue) His relics are venerated at his shrine in Compostela, Spain.
In this message Pastor Trenton teaches from Mark 6:7-13. Disciples of Jesus can press on in the mission of God because they have everything they need in the person of God. That is what we explore in this sermon. Download our mobile app HopeChurchLV.com
Adam’s World of Darkness: Beyond the Map
We are at the fringes of the map and there's more than just dragons. Join us in a tale of unspeakable horror set in 1867 on the Cross All American, one of the only trains that goes from as far south in South America to as far north in North America, colloquially known as the CRAN. Grab the complete campaign as a digital download here or sign up as a King Subscriber on Sanspants+ to get access to several World of Darkness adventures and so much more. Or check out the Imagination Adventures show page on Apple podcasts! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We've got an exciting week of watch news this week for episode 47 of A Week In Watches, including a new integrated sport watch from Christopher Ward called The Twelve (we've got hands-on impressions of that watch coming soon), a surprising (in the best possible way) collab from Louis Erard and Konstantin Chaykin, and even some Pokemon thrown in for good measure. Plus, some incredible new dials from the likes of Monta and Zelos. Catch all this and more in the full episode below.At the end of the episode, we answer some of your questions from the comment section! Be sure to leave your comment or question on this video and we'll answer in a future video. If you'd like to engage with us and the community further, be sure to sign up for our newsletter, which will grant you access to our Worn & Wound+ Slack community.To stay on top of all new episodes, you can subscribe to The Worn & Wound Podcast — now available on all major platforms including iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Spotify, and more. You can also find our RSS feed here.And if you like what you hear, then don't forget to leave us a review on iTunes.If there's a question you want us to answer you can hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll put your question in the queue.
Pastoral Reflections Finding God In Ourselves by Msgr. Don Fischer
John 6:60-69Many of the disciples of Jesus who were listening said,“This saying is hard; who can accept it?”Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this,he said to them, “Does this shock you?What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before?It is the Spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail.The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and life.But there are some of you who do not believe.”Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believeand the one who would betray him.And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to meunless it is granted him by my Father.” As a result of this,many of his disciples returned to their former way of lifeand no longer walked with him.Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?”Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go?You have the words of eternal life.We have come to believeand are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.” ReflectionIn this passage, when Jesus confronts those who do not believe, He is saying something most important. Faith is granted to those who are open to it by the father, it's not something we do or we can make happen. We can only long for it and know that it's a process that continues as it did in the hearts of the disciples as it grew stronger and stronger.Closing PrayerFather, bless us in our journey of faith as we continue to grow and understand more fully the gifts that you have shared with us and the power that you've given us to be a part of this work of saving the world, bringing them to life and truth. And we ask this in Jesus name, Amen.
Daily Catholic Gospel by Tabella
Many of the disciples of Jesus who were listening said,“This saying is hard; who can accept it?”Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this,he said to them, “Does this shock you?What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before?It is the Spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail.The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and life.But there are some of you who do not believe.”Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believeand the one who would betray him.And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to meunless it is granted him by my Father.” As a result of this,many of his disciples returned to their former way of lifeand no longer walked with him.Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?”Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go?You have the words of eternal life.We have come to believeand are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”
As a result of this, many of his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer walked with him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?” John 6:66–67Today's Gospel concludes the beautiful and profound sermon on the Bread of Life (see John 6:22–71). When you read this sermon from beginning to end, it is noticeable that Jesus moves from more general statements about the Bread of Life that are easier to accept to more specific statements that are challenging. He concludes His teaching just prior to today's Gospel by saying very directly, “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.” After Jesus said this, many who had been listening to Him left Him and no longer followed Him.There are generally three common attitudes people have toward the Most Holy Eucharist. One attitude is that of profound faith. Another is that of indifference. And a third is what we find in today's Gospel: disbelief. Those who walked away from Jesus in today's Gospel did so because they said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” What a great statement and question to ponder.It is true, in a certain way, that the teaching of Jesus on the Most Holy Eucharist is a hard saying. “Hard,” however, is not bad. It's hard in the sense that belief in the Eucharist is only possible through a faith that comes from a deep interior revelation from God. In the case of those who walked away from Jesus, they heard His teaching, but their hearts were closed to the gift of faith. They remained stuck on a purely intellectual level, and, thus, the idea of eating the Flesh and Blood of the Son of God was more than they could comprehend. So who could accept such a statement? Only those who listen to our Lord as He speaks to them interiorly. It is only that interior conviction that comes from God that can be proof of the truthfulness of the Holy Eucharist.Do you believe that when you consume that which appears to be only “bread and wine,” you are actually consuming Christ Himself? Do you understand this teaching of our Lord on the Bread of Life? It is a hard saying and a difficult teaching, which is why it must be taken very seriously. For those who do not flat out reject this teaching, there is also the temptation to be somewhat indifferent to the teaching. It can easily be misunderstood to be just symbolism in the way our Lord talks. But the symbolism is much more than just symbolism. It's a profound, challenging, and life-changing teaching of how we share in the divine and eternal life our Lord wishes to bestow upon us. Reflect, today, upon how deeply you believe this hard saying of Jesus. The fact that it is a “hard” saying should make you seriously examine your own faith or lack thereof. What Jesus teaches is life-changing. It's life-giving. And when clearly understood, you will be challenged to either believe with your whole heart or turn away in disbelief. Allow yourself to believe in the Most Holy Eucharist with your whole heart and you will find that you are believing one of the most profound Mysteries of Faith. My glorious Lord, Your teaching on the Most Holy Eucharist is beyond human comprehension. It is a mystery so deep that we will never fully understand this precious gift. Open my eyes, dear Lord, and speak to my mind so that I may listen to Your words and respond with the deepest faith. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2023 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.
The Blessed Hope Podcast -- with Dr. Kim Riddlebarger
Episode Synopsis:Paul has already written one letter to the Thessalonians to clear up the confusion in their midst about the Lord's return on the last day. Paul has instructed the congregation that should anyone die before the Lord's return, they will not miss out on any of the benefits secured for them by Jesus Christ (including eternal life) as some feared. Paul also told them that since the Lord will return as a thief in the night (suddenly and unexpectedly), there should be no speculation among them about the date or timing of Christ's return.But not long after the first letter was sent, additional news came to Paul that someone in Thessalonica had been teaching that the day of the Lord had already come. So, Paul writes a second letter to the Thessalonians to inform them that the day of the Lord had not come since two as yet future event must occur before Jesus returns. First, there will come a time of great apostasy, and then will come the revelation of the man of sin–a figure often spoken of as the Antichrist. Furthermore, these things cannot happen until a present and mysterious restraining power is lifted so that the man of sin is revealed, only to be destroyed by the Lord Jesus at his return.Paul opens this second letter by reminding the Thessalonians that when Jesus returns he will bring about God's righteous judgment–when all accounts are settled and everything will be made right. But Christians need not fear this day because the coming day of God's wrath, vengeance, and vindication is their day of deliverance when God is glorified in his saints. Paul also writes to these Christians to encourage them to persevere against the opposition they were facing, and reveal the content of his prayers for them. There is much here, so get out your Bible and join us for a look at 2 Thessalonians chapter 1.For show notes and other recommended materials located at the Riddleblog as mentioned during the Blessed Hope Podcast, click here: https://www.kimriddlebarger.com/
Jesus appeared to the Eleven and said to them: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.” Mark 16:15–16Saint Mark, whom we honor today, certainly fulfilled this mission that was given to the Apostles. Though Mark was not one of the Twelve and might not have even known Jesus while He walked the earth, he certainly fulfilled the mission of proclaiming the Gospel to the whole world by writing his Gospel account.Mark's Gospel is the shortest of the Gospels, but it is packed with detail. It recounts the life of Jesus vividly and in an almost breathless way. His Gospel presents the central messages of fulfillment found in Christ, the nearness of His Kingdom and the need to repent and believe.Though not much is known about Mark, our first reading from the Letter of Saint Peter written to the Christian communities in Asia Minor reveals that Mark was a follower of Peter who refers to Mark with affection as his “son.” It is also likely that Mark was a co-worker of Saint Paul (Philemon 1:24).As we honor this great evangelist, the most notable testament to His work of evangelizing is the Gospel attributed to him. Though he most certainly made a difference in the lives of those with whom he worked, preached to in person and witnessed to by his charity, it's amazing to ponder the ongoing effect that his Gospel has had upon the world. As you think about his life, try to imagine him sitting and writing out the Gospel account we now have. As he did so, he could never have imagined that the words he wrote would be read by countless millions until the end of the age. For him, he was fulfilling but one small service to the people of his time. He was motivated by a desire to make Jesus known to them, and the best way he knew how to do this was to write down Jesus' story.As Mark wrote his Gospel, we can be certain that he did so not only out of his own desire to share the life of Christ with others, but primarily because he was inspired by the Holy Spirit. Mark's gift of the writing of the Gospel was a response to grace. God gave him this mission, and he listened and obeyed. As a result, his short telling of the life of Christ has become part of the most widely read story in all of human history. And not only that, it is also among the most transformative stories ever written.Though God will not call you to write a Gospel account, He is calling you to a particular mission. What is that mission? Sometimes we can easily think that what we do is insignificant. But if what we do in life is done through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, then we can be certain that God will use our small effort in great ways. Like Saint Mark, we might never see how God uses us until we enter the glories of Heaven. But make no mistake, if you, like Saint Mark, listen to the will of God and act in obedience to Him, then the little you offer will have eternal and transformative consequences for the good of others.Reflect, today, upon this simple and humble servant of God. Consider Mark's limited knowledge about the extent that his contribution would end up making for the entire world. As you reflect upon him writing his Gospel account, ponder your own calling from God to do your small part. Know that you, too, can become an instrument of the gift of salvation for many. The key is to seek out the will of God for your life and commit yourself to the fulfillment of that will with passion and drive. Do not be deterred by any apparent lack of immediate results. Stay faithful to your mission and, from Heaven, you will eternally rejoice as you see the unexpected ways that God used you.Glorious Lord Jesus, You gave Your followers the great mission to preach Your Gospel to the ends of the world. I thank You for the ways that Saint Mark responded to Your inspiration and was used in such a powerful way. Please use me, dear Lord, as an instrument of Your grace so that I can share in the mission You have given to the Church. Jesus, I trust in You. Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2023 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.
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Life Over Coffee with Rick Thomas
Shows Main Idea – How are we to think about parental discipline? Should we spank our children? What if we had a bad experience with our parents; how are we to respond to our children? What does the Bible say about correction, obedience, and the purposes of child discipline? This episode answers all those questions plus many more, giving you a solid foundation and direction on this vital topic. Show Notes: https://lifeovercoffee.com/podcast/ep-40-twelve-things-know-spanking-parental-discipline/ Will you help us to continue providing free content for everyone? You can become a supporting member here https://lifeovercoffee.com/join/, or you can make a one-time or recurring donation here https://lifeovercoffee.com/donate/.
On this episode of The Casey Adams Show, I sat down with Steven Kotler. Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world's leading experts on human performance. He is the author of 11 bestsellers (out of fourteen books), including The Art of Impossible, The Future is Faster Than You Think, Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Bold and Abundance. His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, translated into over 50 languages, and has appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, TIME, and the Harvard Business Review. Follow Steven: Website: https://www.stevenkotler.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenkotler/ - Subscribe to The Casey Adams Show on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-casey-adams-show/id1328795944 Follow Casey on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/casey Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/CaseyAdams TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@caseyadams YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@CaseyAdams - Follow The Casey Adams Show on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caseyadamsshow Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/CaseyAdamsShow TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@caseyadamsshow YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@CaseyAdamsShow - [00:00:01] - Exploring peak human performance. [00:01:00] - Optimal state of consciousness: Flow. [00:03:50] - "Peak Performance: A Daily Checklist" [00:06:47] - "Peak Performance Aging: Mindset Matters" [00:07:59] - Exploring curiosity to peak performance. [00:10:32] - "Witnessing impossible feats become reality." [00:14:03] - Transitioning from Extreme Sports: Easy, Creative, Not Professional. [00:14:53] - Dreaming of the future: Flow. [00:17:40] - Curious, amazing, pushing limits. [00:19:00] - Achieve flow in business and physical pursuits. [00:21:41] - Flow psychology: 5% challenge skill balance. [00:22:49] - Get comfortable with discomfort. [00:24:59] - Continual improvement, autonomy, flow, peak performance. [00:28:43] - Group flow triggers replace dopamine triggers. [00:30:23] - Twelve-month journey from start to exit. [00:32:23] - Optimizing peak performance through flow. [00:33:26] - Mystical to reliable, repeatable. [00:34:08] - Optimized peak performance writing tip. [00:35:38] - Start hardest task early, align with circadian rhythms. [00:36:22] - Bed to Desk in 5 Minutes. [00:43:22] - "Double down on flow activities: 20s" [00:45:47] - Find Steven on Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices