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The Main Thing: JT Olson is a one-of-a-kind guy. His heart for the Lord, care for vulnerable widows and children, and commitment to living out the gospel are unmatched. He's funny, heartwarming, real, and so down to earth when it comes to equipping others to be the hands and feet of Jesus — and he lives by example! Join us for Episode 052 of the Two Adoptive Mamas Podcast to learn more about JT's personal story, his family's connection to adoption, and the unique opportunity that led to the creation of the Both Hands organization. To date, Both Hands has helped thousands of children find their forever families and has touched the lives of widows in need in the process. For more on how you can be involved, visit bothhands.org. Episode Resources: Get your copy of JT's book, The Widow, The Orphan, and Me - click HERE!2 A.M. Connect: If you enjoyed today's episode, or know someone who could benefit from our show, the best thing you can do is leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. We're grateful to be hosting the Two Adoptive Mamas podcast for a third season! Learn more about how you can support our ongoing work through our Patreon at twoadoptivemamas.com. As always, it's been fun! Until we meet again, remember, you've got this mama.
Amy Chavez has been a columnist for The Bali Times, HuffPo, and The Japan Times (the latter 23 yrs). She founded Books on Asia in May 2018. Her articles have been published in newspapers and magazines around the world including Japan, the UK, US, Canada, Taiwan, Indonesia and New Zealand. She lives in Japan. Her latest book is The Widow, The Priest and the Octopus Hunter: Discovering a Lost Way of Life on a Secluded Japanese Island available at Bookshop.org (an online bookshop that puts you in touch with local bookstores who procure your purchase for pick-up) for those in the US. You should also be able to find the book at Kinokuniya and The Laughing Oyster Bookshop in B.C. Canada, for all our B.C. cannuck buddies out there. LINKS: The Facebook Page for the bookAmy on Twitter: @JapanLite and @BooksOnAsiaBooks on Asia Podcast is here or subscribePLEASE SUPPORT THE SHOW: The Deep in Japan Podcast is completely independent and crowd-funded, so if you like what you hear, please give a thought to supporting the show at https://www.patreon.com/deepinjapanMUSIC: The intro was my own original mashup of Fist of the North Star, a few anime sound bites, some kabuki, a cheap recording of my son's Buzz Lightyear toy, and “Dubstep" from BenSound.The outro was "Kanzan Bakuzen Bouzen" by "that old bad enka singer" Chiharu Matsuyama. Apparently, though, he was a well-coiffed renai baller back in the 80s tho -- check it. Got something to say? You can find me at the following:www.facebook.com/groups/deepinjapan/ email@example.comAs always, thanks for listening!Support the show
Shoe shopping...a tale of aggression from Dawn. LOL! Chadwick Boseman died without a will; his widow request his estate be split with his parents. Logan Paul has officially signed with WWE. Tom Bergeron tweeted about Dancing With The Stars original showrunner coming back and he's thrilled. But does that mean he will come back to the show?
Shawn and Fabian chat about writing across mediums, anger & insecurity as motivating factors in careers, writing for yourself, doing your own thing, and the coffee habits of exhausted suburbanites. About the Author: Fabian Nicieza is best known as a comic book writer for Marvel and DC, and as the co-creator of Deadpool. He has also written X-Men, X-Force, New Warriors, Cable, Thunderbolts, and many more. He developed the story world and created the characters for the 2021 animated series, Stan Lee's Superhero Kindergarten. Suburban Dicks, Nicieza's debut novel, was published by Penguin Putnam in 2021. About the Book: After mother of five and former FBI profiler Andie Stern solved a murder—and unraveled a decades old conspiracy—in her New Jersey town, both her husband and the West Windsor police hoped that she would set aside crime-fighting and go back to carpools, changing diapers, and lunches with her group of mom-friends, who she secretly calls The Cellulitists. Even so, Andie can't help but get involved when the husband of Queen Bee Molly Goode is found dead. Though all signs point to natural causes, Andie begins to dig into the case and soon risks more than just the clique's wrath, because what she discovers might hit shockingly close to home. Meanwhile, journalist Kenny Lee is enjoying a rehabilitated image after his success as Andie's sidekick. But when an anonymous phone call tips him off that Molly Goode killed her husband, he's soon drawn back into the thicket of suburban scandals, uncovering secrets, affairs, and a huge sum of money. Hellbent on justice and hoping not to kill each other in the process, Andie and Kenny dust off their suburban sleuthing caps once again.
Today, Debbie talks to writer and novelist Hilma Wolitzer, age 92. She's just published a new book of short stories titled "Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket." So yes, this is someone who is "making the most of growing older."Hilma's stories of sharply observed domestic life were published in the Saturday Evening Post and Esquire in the 1960s and 1970s. She has taught writing at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, NYU, and Columbia. She's also the author of nine novels and the recipient of national awards and fellowships.Her husband of almost 70 years died of COVID in the first months of the pandemic. It was as if he vanished, she told Debbie.She and her husband Morty both got Covid in April of 2020. They were taken to separate hospitals in New York City.She never got to say good-bye.He died two days before she was released from the hospital and went home to her apartment.As she tells Debbie on the podcast:"There were his slippers next to the bed. There was a pair of his drugstore eyeglasses. He seemed to have vanished and that was the sense I tried to depict in (the final) story (of her new book). Disappearance rather than dying." She was encouraged to write through her grief, and to write this story and add it to a new collection, by her daughters: New York Times bestselling novelist Meg Wolitzer and artist Nancy Wolitzer.She titled the new story, "The Great Escape." It is as diamond sharp and perfect - and funny - as her earlier writing. There's even sex. Hilma tells it all in this conversation:What her writing process isWhy she writes about ordinary domestic lifeWhy and how she wrote through griefWhat it was like, over 50 years ago, to be a woman and a writer and not be taken seriously Mentioned in this episode or useful:HilmaWolitzer.comWikipediaTwitterThe Great Escape is Hilma‘s final short story in her new collection, Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket (Bloomsbury Publishing; 2021)Hilma is mentioned in the first sentence: One Million (New York Times, May 13, 2022)Hilma's daughter Nancy WolitzerHilma's daughter Meg WolitzerHow Hilma Wolitzer Came Back From Covid Tragedy To Publish Her First Book In 8 Years—At The Age Of 91 (Forbes, Oct 22, 2021)Author Hilma Wolitzer lost her husband to COVID-19. So at 91, she wrote a story about it (LA Times, Aug. 26, 2021)Iris MurdochMaxine Kumin Note from DebbieIf you've been enjoying the podcast, please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts. It takes less than two minutes and it really makes a difference. It makes me feel loved and it also attracts new listeners.Subscribe to my newsletter and get my free writing guide: https://bitly.com/debbie-free-guide. Connect with me:Website: debbieweil.comTwitter: @debbieweilInstagram: @debbieweilFacebook: @debbieweilLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/debbieweilBlog: Gap Year After SixtyEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgDebbie We are looking for a sponsor or a podcast networkIf you are interested in reaching a smart and thoughtful audience of midlife, and older, listeners, contact Debbie Weil. Media PartnersNext For MeEncore.orgMEA Support this podcast:Leave a review on Apple Podcasts: it will help us find a sponsor! If you are interested, contact Debbie WeilSubscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or SpotifyCredits:Host: Debbie WeilProducer: Far Out MediaPodcast websiteMusic: Lakeside Path by Duck Lake
Summer Recording Break (Re-Broadcast)Mark 12The Parable of the Tenants (v 1-12)Paying the Imperial Tax to Caesar (v 13-17)Marriage at the Resurrection (v 18-27)The Greatest Commandment (v 28-34)Whose Son Is the Messiah? (v 35-37)Warning Against the Teachers of the Law (v 38-40)The Widow's Offering (v 41-44)**********Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version ®, NIV ® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc. Used with permission. All rights reserved worldwide.The “NIV”, “New International Version”, “Biblica”, “International Bible Society” and the Biblica Logo are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc. Used with permission.BIBLICA, THE INTERNATIONAL BIBLE SOCIETY, provides God's Word to people through Bible translation & Bible publishing, and Bible engagement in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America. Through its worldwide reach, Biblica engages people with God's Word so that their lives are transformed through a relationship with Jesus Christ.Support the show
This is one of the simplest ways to help heal a grieving heart. Maybe you've tried it, maybe not. But this powerful, healthy coping mechanism is what got me through the first months, if not years after losing my husband. Give it a try! Would you like to join our membership community of widows who get together every single week for group coaching, guest speakers, peer support, help and advice? We would LOVE to have you there! www.widow180.com/membership Have you completed the Summer Escape Challenge? If so, tell me about it! I'll give you a shout-out on the podcast! We need to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be! Get the new online course, Rebuilding Confidence After Loss for only $24! www.widow180.com/confidence Become a widow180 patron member! Every little donation helps us keep this podcast going! Start with as little as $3! THANK YOU! www.patreon.com/widow180
Arriving on a country property in the suburb of Revere Massachusetts, just outside Boston; the three investigators survey the still recent crime scene of the first victim in the recent grisly murder cases. Cast:KC Burnette - JeanetteFinn Balor - ArikLuther Nickels - JoeyKeeper of Arcane Lore - Josh RichterSupport the showPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/theeldritchhourKo-fi: https://ko-fi.com/eldritch_thingBuy Merch: https://www.teepublic.com/user/the-eldritch-hourBuy Music: https://lorehunter.bandcamp.com/album/music-from-the-eldritch-hour-vol-1Join our discord: https://discord.gg/VEFtx6xSkDFollow us onTwitter at: https://twitter.com/TheEldritchHourFacebook at: https://www.facebook.com/theeldritchhourInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/theeldritchhour/?hl=enEmail us at: email@example.comIntro track created by Josh Richter, using and remixing "Mairi's Wedding" by Slainte, used with permission under Creative Commons Attributions Share Alike 3.0 License.The song "Circular Disorder" by Unheard Music Concepts used, built upon and remixed under Creative Commons Attribution License, distributed by Free Music Archive.All other music created by LOREHUNTER (Josh Richter)This episode was produced and edited by Josh Richter. Art by Josh Richter
When life deals us a painful blow, we're often tempted to strike back, aren't we? It goes against our nature to weather the storms of life silently. But that's exactly what God wants us to do sometimes. Obedience is learned through patience, and patience is only born through trials.
An in-depth study of 2 Kings 1-13, which recounts the ministry of Elisha. This lesson focuses on passing the mantle, mocking "baldness," the widow's oil, the Shunammite woman, Naaman the leper, Gehazi's greed, floating iron, eyes to see, the end of Ahab & Jezebel, repairing the Temple, a prophet's bones, and more. 0:00 Introduction 3:53 Elijah and the Captains of 50 20:57 Elisha's Loyalty to Elijah 31:11 Elijah Caught Up to Heaven 40:45 Passing the Mantle 56:26 Salting the Spring 1:01:52 Mocking Bald Elisha 1:09:37 Victory Over the Enemies of Israel 1:23:04 The Widow's Oil 1:32:31 Making Room for the Prophet 1:42:26 Raising the Woman's Son 2:06:00 Embodying the Condescension of Christ 2:12:22 Replacing Bad with Good & Inadequacy with Abundance 2:16:22 Naaman the Leper 2:45:15 Gehazi's Greed 3:00:38 Floating Iron 3:07:59 Eyes to See 3:17:28 Scarcity and Abundance 3:39:50 Seeing a Future You're Meant to Avoid 3:54:15 Choosing the Wrong Side of the Family Tree 4:01:51 The Death of Jezebel & the End of Ahab's Line 4:14:49 Jehosheba, Jehoiada, & the Return of the King 4:28:08 Repairing the Temple 4:40:05 Losing a Righteous Influence 4:47:13 The Death of Elisha 4:55:13 Conclusion
Sean from Metalcore Nerds joins Lance to break down the incredible history of Jane Foster and her ascension to The Mighty Thor! Only those who are worthy will be able to press play on this issue of Comic Book Keepers Pull List: Thor (2014) The Mighty Thor (2015) Twitter- @MetalcoreNerds Comic Book Keepers is hosted by the Geekly Grind. Check out reviews and discussion on everything Geeky from Anime, Manga, Boardgames, comics, and more. www.thegeeklygrind.com The Geekly Grind @thegeeklygrind Link tree: https://linktr.ee/CBKcast Social media: Twitter @cbkcast Instagram @cbkcast Facebook Chris @dungeonheads Lance @roguesymbiote Chris's draws free D&D art which you can find and support him on Patreon, and see more of his art on Instagram Original Theme by Weston Gardner @ArcaneAnthems on Patreon
The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) today released its 100th SoundPractice podcast episode, in which AAPL speaks with luminaries who shed light on the need to provide physicians with business training and leadership skills for the betterment of healthcare delivery. In the 100th episode of “SoundPractice,” AAPL podcast host Mike Sacopulos speaks with a variety of global leaders in healthcare. Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/physician-leadership-in-the-time-of-covid-19-with-dr-anthony-fauci/ Gary Schwartz, MD, president of Associated Eye Care, author of a blog post on “Lessons from Ted Lasso” https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/leadership-lessons-for-physicians-from-ted-lasso/ Joan Naidorf, DO, author of “Changing How We Think about Difficult Patients: A Guide for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/treating-the-difficult-patient-by-joan-naidorf-do/ Shannon Prince, PhD, JD, and author of the new book, “Tactics for Racial Justice: Building an Antiracist Organization and Community” https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/dr-shannon-prince-on-racial-justice-in-healthcare/ Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and molecular virology at Baylor College of Medicine https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/dr-peter-hotez-on-covid-19-bonus-soundpractice-episode/ Laurie Cameron, mindful leadership expert and National Geographic author of the “The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm and Joy from Morning to Evening” https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/mindfulness-and-healthcare-a-discussion-with-laurie-cameron/ Kara Swisher, digital expert and former reporter for The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, and Host of the “Pivot” podcast. https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/medical-misinformation-on-tech-platforms-and-the-threat-to-our-public-health-with-kara-swisher/ Luis Pareras, MD, PhD, founding partner of two venture capital funds (HealthEquity and Invivo Ventures, based in Barcelona) and author of "Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Healthcare Sector: From Idea to Funding to Launch“ https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/is-it-a-good-idea-or-a-good-business-opportunity-a-discussion-with-entrepreneur-and-venture-capital-founder-dr-luis-pareras/ Jennifer O'Brien, author of the book, “The Hospice Doctor's Widow” https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/an-insider-s-perspective-on-end-of-life-and-palliative-care-with-jennifer-o-brien/ Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPH, author of “50 Nonclinical Careers for Physicians: Fulfilling, Meaningful, and Lucrative Alternatives to Direct Patient Care" https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/pivoting-tapping-out-or-trading-up-physicians-transitioning-to-nonclinical-careers/ SoundPractice, the interview driven podcast, launched in November 2018, and set the tone with fresh perspectives on the business of medicine and physician leadership. This roundup of interview excerpts with national and international leaders includes expert commentary from Dr. Peter Angood, CEO of AAPL.
Join host, Carl Amari, for a special radio re-broadcast of The Falcon. Featuring narration by Les Damon.First created by Drexel Drake in 1936 for a series of novels, "The Falcon" was an alternate identity for freelance investigator and troubleshooter, Michael Waring. By 1941, the character could be seen for the first time on the silver screen by RKO Pictures, with George Sanders taking on the leading role. Two years later, The Falcon made his radio debut with Berry Kroeger taking on narration duties for this iconic detective. Like The Falcon films, the radio series plot mixed elements of danger, romance, and comedy in equal parts to entice listeners nationwide. Often focusing on cases that involved oppressed men and repressed women, The Falcon was a detective series that stood to be truly ahead of its time. Originally airing 11/12/1950, prepare for yet another amazing radio detective adventure in "The Case of the Widow's Gorilla," with The Falcon!Enjoying The Film Detective?You can watch this episode here.Or connect with us here:FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTubeWant even more? Subscribe to our Newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Your lawn is mowed, it's 75 degrees, you got some meat on the grill and the family is out playing in the shade. You got your favorite beverage in one hand, your BBQ tongs in the other. What are you listening to? Pain Split by Plead The Widow's Cause. Life is good.
Caroline Winter had a perfectly lovely life with her husband, until the day it all changed. Despite everything she tried, she just couldn't move forward, so she moved sideways instead. This is a story of loss, loneliness and the ways we keep going.
Hey everybody, today Mom and I are bringing you a very dramatic case from Frigid Fairbanks! Join us as we discuss the scandalous murder of Buck Hofhines - the 22 year old military man found shot dead on the floor of his trailer home one disgustingly cold January night way back in 1972. Be sure to let us know what you think about that crazy trial, and as always don't forget to rate, review and subscribe wherever you listen
Rabbi Maya Glasser is 32, super cool, and....a widow. At the time of recording, Maya is 8 months out from her husband, Jake's, death, and tells Anita and Mel what it's like to be in a position of leadership while grieving. Help us keep the podcast going!http://www.patreon.com/wwdnWant to buy us some tacos?https://www.buymeacoffee.com/widowwedonowSponsored by: The Misner Family Foundation in memory of Elisabeth MisnerMint Mobile: Mobile phone plans with great service and coverage starting at $15/month https://trymintmobile.com/wwdnVetster: Telehealth for pets! Use code WIDOW20 at https://www.vetster.comBarkBox: Get one month free with subscription http://www.barkbox.com/wwdnBetterHelp.com. Save 10% off the first month of online therapy done securely, online with our unique link: https://trybetterhelp.com/wwdnOmbre: For 50% off your microbiome test kit, use our link: https://tryombre.com/WWDNKeen: Keen provides access to vetted psychics, mediums, and other spiritual advisors for an affordable cost. To get ten minutes for just $1.99, use our unique link: http://www.trykeen.com/wwdn
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas' website.IntroductionCLEAN 21, The Wealthy Shunammites' Son = also OT character study 64.Yesterday we saw how the prophet Elijah saved the life of the son of the Widow of Zarephath. Today we will look at a similar account—and it's easy to confuse the two!—involving Elijah's successor, Elisha.This woman is probably younger than the widow of Zarephath. Her husband is still living, and out in the fields working, probably as a supervisor. That makes more sense, since they were wealthy. But even wealthy persons have problems, suffer tragedies, and need God.Perhaps the woman is the main character because the money came from her family. At any rate, she eclipses her husband.Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-37; 8:1-6The couple are friends and supporters of the prophet Elisha -- and his ministry.The couple ups their game: hospitality will now include a room (v.10). It makes us think of the guest room Paul anticipates Philemon will provide.They were a very giving couple. Elisha wishes to reciprocate, to give them a precious gift for all their kindness (v.14).Quite naturally, the woman cannot believe her ears (v.16)! Her dream of being a mother (again?) has died, or lain dormant. Now the Lord is revivifying it.Barrenness is a common theme in the Bible. Just think of all the older women who were enabled to conceive (think Sarah and Elizabeth).This child wasn't conceived of the Holy Ghost! Since the baby came a year later, she and her husband obviously took action sometime in the three months after Elisha made the promise.Now the scene is several years later (the child can talk (v.19) – perhaps he is two or three years old).Notice how the father delegates the care of his son to a servant, and then his wife. Was he overcome with worry, or too busy to help, or overconfident that the child's medical complaint was minor?Just imagine what it must have been like to watch your child's life slip away, while you were holding it in your lap (v.20)!Those who have lost a child (miscarriage, car accident, cancer, suicide...) face overwhelming and heavy sadness.Sometimes we lose our "spiritual" children. We helped them to become Christians, and we invested in their lives. When they turn back from following Christ, the disappointment and grief can really set us back.Then something really surprising happens.The surprise is not that she turned to the prophet for help, but that she has completely bypassed her husband (v.22-23)!Gehazi seems clueless as to what's happening, as well as to her deeper emotional state (v.27), which is not all that surprising, since at first Elisha himself hasn't fathomed the situation.It is for the woman to alert them to the horror of the situation.The woman will not leave Elisha. He is her connection with God, her source of hope!Gehazi simply doesn't have the spiritual power to bring back the child (v.31).The child is resuscitated – or reanimated (vs.32-25)!Gehazi is still useful, even if he is slower on the uptake than his master.She has her life back (v.37)! Her shattered dreams have been repaired.It seems the story is over – but then four chapters later she reappears (8:1-3).Elisha stays in touch. Or maybe it's simply that she knew who to turn to if she really needed help again…This is after 2 Kings 5, where Gehazi received the leprosy of Naaman.Her family, her household, has already been restored; now it's her house (2 Kings 8:1-3). People first, then things.What a remarkable story! But what makes it remarkable isn't the plot, the persons, or even the reanimation. It's God.ApplicationBeing healthy and whole isn't just the absence of impurity. It involves your key relationships, and, to a much lesser extent, your possessions. Nothing is more important than relationships. What relationships need restoring in your life?Like the woman, we need to know what's out of place, where it hurts, what needs to be restored, before we can feel wonderful and clean and in God's presence.Do you relate more to the woman, to her husband, to Gehazi, or to Elisha?What will you be willing to do today to have a full, godly, wholesome life?
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Third Sunday after Pentecost Bible Readings Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24 Worship Folder Pastor Paul A. Tullberg Sermon text: Luke 7:11-17 Jesus Raises a Widow's Son 11 Soon afterward Jesus went on his way to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd were traveling with him. 12 As he was approaching the...
Consoling Auntie: A Farmer’s Widow. Auntie Let Me Console You! part 1.A disillusioned lifestyle gets renewed with incestuous love. by Jism786. Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories. As a twenty-year-old, after a year in college, I had become very disillusioned with my prospects. Not only was I failing my classes, but I felt like a little cog in a big machine, a machine designed to extract money from people like me. However, my parents had high expectations, and I didn't want to disappoint them. After much consideration, I figured I would take a semester off to figure things out. As expected, my parents were not only disappointed but angry as well.“So, what the hell are you going to do?” my father asked.“ I don't know yet,” I replied.As I retreated to my room, my father yelled, “Maybe you should join the marines, that way you can get your shit straight!”I wanted to cry something back, but I really didn't have anything to say. It also didn't help that my dad was an old, hard-ass marine. The next few weeks were hell. My parents were unrelenting and reminded me about my shortcomings daily. I had gotten a job at a local insurance agency, but I felt like my parents didn't want me in their house anymore. I had always been an outdoors person, and the situation was becoming unbearable. I tried to stay out of the house as much as possible. Every day, there was an argument about how school was the only option and how I had to either go back or start thinking about moving out.All this bickering finally subsided the day my dad got a phone call from his sister. My Uncle James had passed away due to a heart attack, and we had to fly over to pay our final farewell to my Uncle James. It wasn't a long flight considering it was from California to Idaho. It was nice to see my cousin and my Aunt after such a long time, three years to be exact. It was sad to see them in their misery, but I really loved them and was glad I could be there with them.My Uncle had been a very reserved man, and I had grown to like him over the years, but I never really knew him all that well. My Aunt, on the other hand, had always been very loving and motherly. She had the warmth that came from working with animals and was always very polite. My cousin Megan was twenty-three and attending school on the east coast. She had flown back as soon as she had heard about her father. She was older than me by four years, but she had always seemed much older to me. She had always been wise beyond her years and had always been a full-grown woman in my eyes.We arrived Friday night and were planning to leave Sunday night after the funeral. Pleasantries and condolences were exchanged, as expected, that first night. The older folk, including my parents, talked with my Aunt and other family members far into the night. I, on the other hand, decided to turn in early. I was given my Uncle's old study, and I found it very hard to sleep. The man had passed away, yet there were traces of his existence all around me. Mercifully, I dozed to sleep.The next morning I awoke to my father's hand gently shaking me. “John wake up.” It was hard to stay asleep with his big bear paw on my shoulder. “Listen,” he said as I turned to see him. “I know lately I've been riding you pretty hard and I'm sorry. I know you'll figure it out and I just want you know that I've got your back no matter what you choose to do,” he finished with a smile. The talk last night must have really opened his eyes to how fleeting life really was. I was still half asleep, but I felt a significant weight lift off my shoulders, both literally and emotionally. “Now get up, we have some work to do,” he finished. Although I didn't admit it to myself, I knew deep inside what work he had in mind. Every time we visited my Aunt, we ended up helping around the farm. Unlike back home, where the day started at 7 or 8 am, it started at 5 or 6 am here. I got my clothes and jacket and followed my dad as we headed out towards the small field behind my Aunt's barn.Our family has always grown in or around farms, so farm work was second nature to my father. On the other hand, I was less experienced, but I was willing to jump right in. Being on my father's good side renewed my attitude on life. Soon we were milking the small herd of cows my Uncle and Aunt owned. By the time we were done, my forearms felt sore. My dad laughed as he watched me open and close my hand.“She had some hard tits that one,” I said jokingly.“Yeah that's why I let you have that one,” he replied. “Your Uncle really like that cow. He used to say it was the best damn cow he had ever owned,” he said while looking back at the herd.I also looked around and could see the steam rising from the cows' backs. The mornings here truly felt magical. The sky was golden as the sun rose over the hilltops. The calves suckled quietly on their mothers'. It was a beautiful scene, to say the least.By the time we got back to the house, the women had already started breakfast. The place was bustling with people as neighbors and friends came to offer their condolences. The rest of the day went just like that. People coming and leaving while my Aunt tried her best to remain a good hostess.Tomorrow would be my Uncle's funeral, and it was really starting to set in that he was really gone. Late that evening, a small circle of men sat around a fire outside my Aunt's house. I could see they were all men who were a lot like my Uncle, landowners, and men of integrity. My dad was talking to them, and I decided to join them. They spoke of my Uncle and the kind of man he was, telling stories about some of his crazy ideas and sayings.All in all, it was a good feeling as I learned more about the man who I knew so little about. I soon found out that my Uncle had not only been a good husband to my Aunt but a perfect friend to all of them. He had, at one time or another, helped each one of these men. They were saddened to have lost him so soon. He had only been 46. My Aunt was only 40.Soon the talk took a somber tone as one man asked my father, “Has Rose told you was she plans to do with the farm?”“No, not yet,” my father replied calmly. “I will talk to her before I go and make sure she has what she needs. In any case she's a strong woman and she has that going for her,” he finished as he took a drink from his beer.After a few seconds, my dad spoke again. “In any case, I think John might stay here with her for a while.” I had my eyes fixated on the fire this whole time but processed what he had said. “What about it?,” asked my dad as he patted my back.“Sounds like a plan.” I replied, wondering if he was drunk.With that being said, the men eased back on their chairs watched the fire before them. I stood up and went to take a piss. I walked behind an old tractor that had been there for as long as I could remember, unleashing a small torrent on the side of one of the rear wheels.“You could go inside and do that,” I heard my cousin Megan's voice in the dark.Quickly I zipped up my jeans and looked up to where the voice was coming from. My cousin was lying on her back on top of the engine compartment of the tractor.“I'm sorry,” I muttered, embarrassed.Hearing my voice, she quickly turned to see me. “Oh, its you…” she said, surprised.I tried kicking some dirt over the little pond I had created. The last thing I wanted was for my cousin to smell was my piss. She smiled only slightly.“I wonder what my mom would think…” she started, “she used to yell at my dad for peeing on that exact same spot you know,” she said sadly.I noticed the distinct difference in some of the grass's color by the tractor's rear and front wheel. When I looked back up at Megan, I could see her eyes watering and knew she was trying not to cry. She slowly turned around, and I stood there wondering what to do. My eyes wandered up and down her small frame. She had always been a looker. She had her mother's brown wavy hair and a pretty face to go with it. She was shorter than her mom but had inherited the wide hips and ample bust that she always tried to hide by wearing a sweater.“I'm sorry about your dad,” I said slowly.“Thanks,” she said, still facing away.Without a word, I climbed up the side of the tractor and leaned over her. She was sniffling, and the hood of her sweater covered her face. Gently I kissed the only visible part of her cheek. She smiled, and I jumped back off the side of the old beast. I headed back to the house a little relieved and feeling generally good about myself.The next morning we had the funeral. The entire day was a sad ordeal. I soon realized how much I hated seeing my mom and aunt cry. My dad had an arm around my Aunt, but her shoulders still shook hard. I didn't feel like crying but watching my mother sob broke my composure, and I could feel my eyes watering. My cousin was sobbing uncontrollably, and I was glad her friends around her. She had always been daddy's little girl, and now she was reeling, having seen her father's casket buried. We stayed there hours after the funeral had ended, and I couldn't help but contemplate all the changes death brought.On the way back home, my father and I talked about what he had said yesterday. I had given it very little thought, considering he had been a little tipsy, but now I saw he was earnest. We had a long discussion about how it might be useful if I stayed with my Aunt for a few weeks, and I couldn't help but agree. I really was perfect for the task. I had nothing waiting for me back home, and I was grateful for a change in scenery. Being able to get my father off my back was another blessing that sealed the deal. My father didn't waste any time proposing the idea to my Aunt about me staying.The first thing out of her mouth was, “Don't you have school?”I smiled and replied, “Not for a couple of months.”It was the truth… school had ended, and she didn't need to know that I planned on skipping next semester. On the other hand, my cousin would be heading back as soon as she could find a flight. She had signed up for the summer session and needed to be back at school that same week. After some discourse, it was agreed that I would stay.My father took me aside and informed me that he would be depositing some funds to help with the expenses. I was glad, considering I had only a few hundred dollars from my last job. Hours later, my parents got their things ready for their morning flight, and I once again turned in earlier than usual. I spent the next couple of minutes thinking about what the next days would bring. I would be staying with my recently widowed Aunt on a small farm… freedom, at last, I thought.The next morning I awoke to the sound of my parents leaving. I kissed my mother goodbye and hugged my dad for a long time.“Take good care of her,” he said in his deep voice.“I will Dad,” I replied.My Aunt had always been very close to my dad, and I could feel the weight behind his request. She hugged each of them as well, and my mom finished by saying, “You give me a call if he gives you any trouble, and don't be afraid to smack him if he acts up…. you have my permission.”She said, smiling. “I wouldn't dream of it,” my Aunt Rose answered as she looked at me lovingly.I waved them goodbye as the cab pulled away. When I turned around, my Aunt was in the doorway smiling at me. She opened her arms, and soon I found myself pressing willingly into the softness of her breasts.That day I spent most of the time cleaning around the house and farm; my Aunt spent it indoors, mainly. I found it incredibly difficult to talk to her about my Uncle, and I was dreading the fact that my cousin would be leaving the very next day. The day flew by as I explored the farm and the rest of the grounds. I could see myself falling in love with this lifestyle.The next day, I drove my cousin to the airport, and it was now time to say goodbye.“Take good care of my mom John,” Megan told me.“Don't worry I will…” I answered reassuringly.Megan had suggested to my Aunt that she'd stay a while longer. But my Aunt would have nothing of it.“No Megan you need to finish up your schoolwork and besides I'll be fine with John here.”And so it was. My cousin flew back east to finish her classes, and I became my Aunt's only company.The next few days consisted of me getting accustomed to the routine. Surprisingly, my Aunt knew as much if not more than my father about tending the farm. I found myself following her lead most of the time. As the days went on, I found myself more and more comfortable around her. In the days following the funeral, we had become close friends. I recounted my stories about past girlfriends, and my Aunt told me how she and my Uncle had met. On some days, I could see the sadness in her eyes, and I tried my best to keep her spirits high. Slowly I began to grow more and more fond of her.The next morning I noticed I had no clothes left in my suitcase. I had only packed for a few days, and now I was shit out of luck. I tried looking for the jeans I had worn the day before, but I didn't see them anywhere. I only had the pair of briefs I had fallen asleep with, and to make matters worse, they had multiple holes around the elastic band. I stayed in my room for a little while, wondering what to do.However, after a while, I heard my Aunt yell from the kitchen, “John what do you want for breakfast!?”“Anything is fine by me aunt Rose!” I yelled back.A few minutes later, I heard her yell again, “Breakfast is almost ready!”I yelled back, “Ummm I can't find my jeans…”A couple seconds passed, and I was about to yell again when I heard her say, “Oh honey I think they are all in the wash. They're almost done but you better get in here before your breakfast gets cold,” she said, finally.I searched the room for a towel but found none.“You do have underwear right?” I heard her yell down the hall again.“Yeah,” I replied. I was glad my morning woody was gone because the thought of going to the kitchen with only my ‘tighty whiteys' was quite frightening.I tried to make it to my seat at the table before my Aunt turned around, but I was too late.“Oh honey, you don't wear boxers?” she asked, smiling as she wiped her hands on her apron.“Umm no, I don't really like them,” I replied while my hands desperately trying to cover my manhood.“I'm sorry Honey, I didn't know those were all your jeans. I would have left one had I known.” she informed me.“Its okay Aunt Rose, I appreciate you washing them.” I replied. My embarrassment had already been too high, but now I could feel my face turning red.She started scrambling some eggs while in her pj's, and I could not help but stare at her ass as she did this. Her pj's were probably not designed to be sexy for all intents and purposes, but her ass was so plump and voluptuous that it stretched the fabric slightly, and I could almost picture her naked through it. I didn't think I could be more embarrassed, but being only in briefs while watching her cook awoke my cock faster than any porno I had ever watched. I only hoped I didn't have to stand up soon.“Honey, can you get me the flour that's behind you in that cupboard, I'm going to make some pancakes,” she said.“Oh, that's okay Aunt Rose, I don't want any pancakes,” I replied, hoping she wouldn't ask me to get something else.“Well I do, so if you could please,” she said.I stood up quickly and started looking through the pantry. To my horror, I couldn't find it.“Baby, you know you have a hole in your underwear?” she asked teasingly.“Yeah,” I said, more embarrassed than ever.Finally, I found the flour and turned around quickly so that she couldn't see the hole any longer. I thought about tossing the flour box to her but decided against it. I walked quickly, trying to cover my crotch area with the flour box, trying not to be too obvious. When I got close to her, I extended it to her.“How bout you help me make them,” she said. It was now that I noticed that she was relishing in my discomfort. She had a hint of defiance in her eyes. I tried not to think about anything sexual, but my cock throbbed as I saw the cleavage.“I don't really know how to make them,” I said, trying to save myself from being so exposed.“That's okay, I'll teach you,” she replied quickly.She grabbed the box out of my hand, and then I saw her eyes shift down towards my pulsating cock. I looked down to see how clear my condition was; it was worse than I could imagine to my horror. My cock had become so hard and hot that I had not noticed the dark pulsating head peeking over the elastic band of my underwear.“Oh My!” my Aunt said almost in a whisper.Her left hand was covering her cleavage while the other hand still held the spatula. I rushed to cover it up with my hands, but the damage was done. I turned to run, but my Aunt caught my arm.“Honey, honey its okay,” she said quickly yet lovingly. “Just get a towel from that counter over there and umm, try covering up as best you can.” she said in the same tender tone.I made my way to the towel and went back to the table with the towel wrapped around my waist. I must have been a sad site sitting there at the table with my face in my hands.“Honey its okay,” I heard my Aunt say again as she slid a plate in front of me.I couldn't bring myself to look at her, and I wouldn't have had she not pleaded with me, “Look at me baby.”I slowly looked up to see her beautiful face. She was leaning over the table, and her cleavage was impossible not to look at. I was utterly hopeless, and she must have thought this as well because she let out a smile when she caught my stare.“I got an idea,” she sprung up all of a sudden.She turned around and untied her apron, then to my disbelief, she slid her shirt off. She wasn't wearing a bra, and I could see the sides of her breasts even as she faced away from me. Slowly she turned around, and my mouth dropped while my cock throbbed with renewed vigor.“See, now we are even,” she said smiling. She sat down across the table, and her tits swayed slightly as she set her plate before her. “Honey, you might be able to chew your food better if you close your mouth now and again,” she said coyly.I roused myself and tried to concentrate on my food. But kept looking up at Aunt Rose's incredible, round, soft tits sitting in front of me. Her nipples were timid now, but I could see them springing forward if given enough attention. Her aureoles were a shade darker than the rest of her skin, making it a little harder to breathe. She had a distinct tan line around her breasts. I wanted to fondle them more than ever and tuck my hand underneath them to feel their weight. Soon, however, breakfast was over, and my Aunt put her shirt back on.“Better not tell your dad… or your mom,” she said jokingly.“I won't,” I managed to say, my embarrassment virtually gone.“Now you better get out there and work some of that energy off,” she pointed cautiously at my crotch as she said this.“Will do,” I replied.“And one more thing hon,” she said as I started to walk out of the kitchen, “we need to get you some new underwear and jeans.”I managed to let out a small laugh and say, “Yeah I know.”[to be continued in ‘Mating Season']by Jism786 for Literotica. -
This episode of the Crime Cafe podcast features my interview with crime writer and bestselling author Fiona Barton. Check out our discussion about her work including her latest novel Local Gone Missing. And we chat a bit about Doctor Who. :) Before I bring on my guest, I'll just remind you that the Crime Cafe has two eBooks for sale: the nine book box set and the short story anthology. You can find the buy inks for both on my website, debbimack.com under the Crime Cafe link. You can also get a free copy of either book if you become a Patreon supporter. You'll get that and much more if you support the podcast on Patreon, along with our eternal gratitude for doing so. Check us out on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/crimecafe Debbi (00:54): But first, let me put in a good word for Blubrry podcasting. I'm a Blubrry affiliate, but that's not the only reason I'm telling you this. I've been using Blubrry Podcasting as my hosting service for my podcast for years and it's one of the best decisions I ever made. They give great customer service, you're in complete control of your own podcast, you can run it from your own website, and it just takes a lot of the work out of podcasting for me. I find for that reason that it's a company that I can get behind 100% and say, “You should try this.” Try Blubrry. It doesn't require a long-term contract, and it's just a great company, period. It also has free technical support by email, video, and phone, so you can get a human being there. Isn't that nice? If you want to podcast, try out Blubrry. No long-term contract, excellent distribution, and great technical support, too, by email, video, and on the phone. I've included an affiliate link on this blog. Here's a PDF transcript of the interview. Debbi (01:46): Hi everyone. We're back with our first episode of Season Eight and I'm so excited to have with me a distinguished journalist and a New York Times bestselling author. Previously a senior writer at the Daily Mail, news editor at the Daily Telegraph and chief news reporter at the Mail on Sunday, she's had lots of experience covering crime in her 30-year journalism career. She is also, as I said, a New York Times bestselling author of The Widow, The Child, and The Suspect.. Her latest book is Local Gone Missing. I'm pleased to introduce my guest, Fiona Barton. Hi Fiona. I'm so happy. You're here today. Fiona (02:32): Hi, it's so good of you to have me on. Very pleased to be here. Debbi (02:36): Well, I'm extremely happy to have you here, and I've gotta tell you, I was looking over your books and the first two books concern your sleuth, Kate Waters, who's a journalist. Now, I suspect that a lot of that writing was inspired by your 30 years as a journalist. That's just a guess on my part. What do you have to say about that? Fiona (03:01): Pretty good guess, pretty good guess. Well, it's interesting, because when I started writing The Widow, my first book, I didn't have a reporter in it. It was about a marriage with secrets. It was gonna be told by Jean, my widow in the title. And I thought, oh, I need somebody for Jean to be telling this to. So, Kate came knocking at her door, and gradually her part in the book sort of got bigger, because I loved writing her. It was coming home, you know, she's been everywhere. I've been. And so I kept her for The Child, the second book. And she was the investigator really in the second book. And then the third book, The Suspect, she was still there, but I turned the tables on her poor lady. And she became the story and I thought at the end of The Suspect that I probably ought to let her have a lie-down. She'd been through a lot. So, I rested her and started writing about a whole new cast of characters. Well, it's interesting, because when I started writing The Widow, my first book, I didn't have a reporter in it. It was about a marriage with secrets. Debbi (04:18): Hmm. Did that lead to the book that you have now?
Nora Plesent, author of the book Be Still And Soar, was a guest speaker for our membership community, the Widow Connection Community several weeks ago. This was such an eye-opening conversation that I wanted to share it with you all today on the podcast! Nora is a meditation and wellness coach who has made it her life purpose to help women with stress and overwhelm. She was the PERFECT person to talk to our widow community and give us some incredibly useful tips and tools for dealing with overwhelm. Her book, Be Still And Soar is available on Amazon now! If you would like to work with Nora, you can reach her at www.noraplesent.com If you would like to have access to these amazing lectures with our guest speakers, I encourage you to join our community! Sign up and get more info at www.widow180.com/membership. Do you feel a lack of confidence since losing your spouse? Want to feel empowered again? We have a NEW online course with 10 strategies to help you build confidence and boost self-esteem after loss. Go to www.widow180.com/confidence Have you joined our Facebook group yet? Why not!? Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312036956454927 Like the podcast?? Become a sponsor and help us keep the podcast going! Donate as little as $3 cuz every little bit helps! Go to www.patreon.com/widow180
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas' website.IntroductionReanimation = back from the dead.Why this is important will be explained more fully in the 10th reanimation podcast.How does this tie in with the theme of purity? Keep in mind that in Jewish thought, death is associated with uncleanness.Some positive feedback: "I'm enjoying CLEAN in '17. Very needed lessons. I've often wondered if impurity is like a story I once heard about a dirty river. The teller of the story said that once pollutants stopped being poured in the river, the river over time 'got pure' again, which is such a hope of mine, as I've struggled to live purely during my whole Christian life. Thank you again. Life giving-rebukes these are!"Scripture: 1 Kings 17:8-24; 2 Kings 4:34-35; Luke 16:29-31; Luke 4:25-26 This miracle and the next are very similar: children of older parents being brought back to life. There are multiple parallels between the lives and miracles of Elijah and his protégé and successor, Elisha.Sidon (v.9) is in modern Lebanon, well north of the land of Israel.Elijah asks for water, then bread. It seems she fears he may soon ask her for something she doesn't have.Notice the defeatist attitude of the widow (v.12).Elijah requests food (v.13). Often the Lord asks us to take action – to do something specific – before he grants our wish.The supply of flour and oil -- essentially, the basic stuff of mealtime – will not run out, as long as it is needed (v.14). God is not a stingy giver.Some time later there is another problem: The woman's son is dying (v.17). The brain and heart may still be working, but every outward indication is that he has given up the ghost.Or not. He may already be dead.This is a triple tragedy:As an outsider to Israel, she would normally have little access to the blessings of being a member of God's people, worshipping at this temple, sharing in the heritage and tradition of the Jews, and so on.She has lost her husband. It would have been hoped the son would grow up to be her protector and provider.And now she has lost her son, too. Quite possibly the widow is now childless. Maybe her relations died in a war, or through famine or disease. (I say that because it seems she has no support group—such as would have been provided by a network of children and grandchildren.)Yet God specializes in impossible situations!The seems to be a sort of resuscitation ritual (vs.19-22).See 2 Kings 4:34-35.This procedure is accompanied by prayer.The miracles confirms the prophet's status (v.24).At various times in the Bible miracles confirm the spoken word of God – or perhaps we could say they confirm the speaker. (See Acts 14:4; Heb 2:4; Exod 4:5; and esp. Luke 16:29-31.) Note: Miracles never confirm the written word of God.Not only does the child have a new lease on life, but his mother also does. She transitions from hopelessness to hope.Jesus points to this account in his opening sermon in Nazareth (Luke 4:25-26).There were many widows in need in Elijah's time, but he did not work wonders for them. Jesus, too, healed or exorcized or reanimated only a small percentage, or fraction of a percent, of those in desperate straits in his day. His purpose was far more to preach than to work miracles.God loves Gentiles, too.For usGod meets our needs.Or, if we have suffered for some time, he sends a friend to bring relief.Obviously there are exceptions, but the real point isn't about miracles or even getting our prayers answered. It's about learning what kind of a God we serve. It's about coming to grips with his character.He reanimates dead hopes and restores shattered dreams!
This week's episode is a conversation about blending life as a remarried widow and how it works for Jess and her husband Don. Jess's first husband Justin died tragically in 2014 when their son Jax was just three days old. Jess moved back in with her parents and sold the family home whilst she worked through grief and being a new mum. Around sixteen months after Justin died Jess decided to dip her toe in the dating pond, which led her to meet her now husband Don, about two years after Justin died. We talk about the challenges of dating as a widow and also what kind of a person you need to be to open your heart to dating a widow. Jess shares the importance of knowing your worth and having that inner confidence and belief that you can find someone good again. She shares the challenges her and Don have faced and how to blend parenting in a new relationship. Meeting someone new is learning to love two people at once, it's not always easy but it's worth it for sure.
An in-depth study of 1 Kings 12-22, which recount the reigns of Jeroboam, Rehoboam, Asa, Ahab, and Jehoshaphat, and the ministry of the prophet Elijah. This lesson focuses on overzealousness or laxity, counterfeit or real religion, reform and obedience, wickedness or righteousness, trust in the Lord, false or true prophets, the still, small voice, the valley of decision, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:54 The Books of Chronicles 11:00 Chronicles on David & Solomon 27:12 Rehoboam's Overzealous Leadership 49:29 Jeroboam's Convenient Idolatry 1:02:36 Counterfeit vs. Real Religion 1:14:06 Real Reform & Exact Obedience 1:26:28 Vision in a Blind Seer 1:47:26 Abijam & Asa 2:10:12 Wickedness in Israel 2:17:01 Sealing the Heavens 2:26:20 Elijah & the Widow of Zarephath 2:44:10 Raising the Widow's Son 2:56:42 Elijah & the Priests of Baal 3:37:41 The Still, Small Voice 3:57:09 Elijah Calls Elisha 4:00:05 God of the Hills & Valleys 4:06:47 Misplaced Mercy or Exact Obedience 4:14:15 Ahab & Jezebel 4:20:21 King Jehoshaphat 4:25:22 False Prophets or True? 4:45:23 Jehoshaphat's Repentance & Reform 4:50:38 Fear, Fasting, and Faith 4:59:59 Stand Still & See the Salvation of the Lord 5:09:26 The Valley of Decision 5:15:49 Conclusion
To celebrate the upcoming birth of Lance's first child, we rank our favorite children of prominent comic book characters! Comic Book Keepers is hosted by the Geekly Grind. Check out reviews and discussion on everything Geeky from Anime, Manga, Boardgames, comics, and more. www.thegeeklygrind.com The Geekly Grind @thegeeklygrind Link tree: https://linktr.ee/CBKcast Social media: Twitter @cbkcast Instagram @cbkcast Facebook Chris @dungeonheads Lance @roguesymbiote Chris's draws free D&D art which you can find and support him on Patreon, and see more of his art on Instagram Original Theme by Weston Gardner @ArcaneAnthems on Patreon
No matter your circumstances, you can make a difference for the kingdom.Mark 12:43-44Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.
Heather Ford is our guest on this weeks episode. Heather is a widow and a mother of 2. She spoke with us about the sudden & unexpected passing of her husband in 2017 due to a genetic cirrhosis of the liver. Heather tells us her timeline of losing her husband, and learning to navigate her grief, along with their 2 daughters. Heather is a grief coach who is doing wonderful things for the grief community. She teaches the tools that will help you navigate any type of loss. Death, divorce, friendship, etc. You can find Heather on Facebook where she teaches an 8 week course called the Grief Recovery Method. She also does one on one coaching. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also find her on Instagram @fordgriefcoach
Teaching and Study helps for 1 Kings 17-19. These insights coincide with the lesson for June 27-July 3 in the Come Follow Me manual. Principles include: Listen to the Old Men, Endure to the Last Meal, Coming out of your Cave, and more.Widow of Zaraphath Movie: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/media/video/2011-03-0071-elijah-and-the-widow-of-zarephath?lang=eng&alang=engTo download handouts and slides go to https://www.etsy.com/shop/TeachingWithPower.You can reach me by email at email@example.comMusic Provided by Youtube Audio Library. Track Name: Dancing Star. https://teachingwithpower.wixsite.com/teachingwithpower Disclaimer: I alone am responsible for the content of these videos. The opinions in them are mine. They represent my ideas and insights and do not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
It was such a treat talking to our guest this week, Bevin Farrand, creator of the Take The DAMN Trip movement! Bevin's husband Mark passed away unexpectedly two weeks after they took an epic trip to France. Bevin and I chat about: ~ helping a grieving friend and asking for help when you need it. ~ how she created the DAMN framework as a way to live and find purpose. ~ how she decided to move forward with IVF and now has a baby girl added to her family! ~ her method for dealing with stress and anxiety ~ how she's writing a book! ~ how powerful it is to live in the moment! ~ take micro-actions to get results! Grab the FREE TRAINING at www.dothedamnthing.com Find Bevin on IG @bevinfarrand Did you know we have a YouTube channel? It's called Widow 180: The Channel! Go check it out! We post weekly videos...here's the latest: https://youtu.be/9TohzeRUQAY If you're struggling with moving forward into this next chapter of life with confidence, I can help! These 10 strategies are designed to help you build confidence and boost self-esteem after loss, and they work! Get the self-paced online course at www.widow180.com/confidence Join our amazing community called the Widow Connection Community where you'll get peer support, group coaching, awesome guest speakers, online courses and resources, and more! Sign up at www.widow180.com/membership Support us on Patreon for as little as $3!! Your donations help keep this podcast going! www.patreon.com/widow180
In episode 41 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we get to talk about plants. More specifically, we do a deep dive into plants within a desert ecosystem and how to recreate in a way that respects the native flora and fauna. To educate us on this important topic, I had the pleasure of hosting a dear friend of mine, Jessica Esplin. Born in the heart of Southern Utah. Her family instilled a sense of wonder and respect for the outdoors while adventuring on the outskirts of Zion National Park. Working in the Outdoor Industry created a platform for her to travel for work and play. She soon realized another passion lay in the ecology of her home environment, the desert. Currently working and living in Flagstaff, Arizona, Jess works with The Arboretum to preserve, conserve and showcase the Colorado Plateaus flora & fauna. Through her fieldwork she has seen, more than ever, the need to preserve the fragile environments we all love. Whether you raise cattle, off-road, climb, or camp, we all play a part in these ecosystems. From the Sandstone Towers of the Colorado Plateau, the great cacti of the Sonoran, and the wonders of the Mojave, Jessica's unique perspective can teach us about the importance of preserving these lands. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ------------------------- Use the code OUTDOORMINIMALIST for 10% off every Neo Bites order. ARBORETUM AT FLAGSTAFF Seeds Jess is Currently Collecting in the Mojave: Baileya multiraidata, Desert marigold Lupinus odoratus, Mojave lupine Chylismia brevipes, Yellow cups Astragalus layneae, Widow's milkvetch Opuntia basilaris, Beavertail cactus Larrea tridentata, Creosote ------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES Environmental Conservation Species Search USFWS Section 6 Program on Endangered Plant Species Association of Zoological Horticulture The Wilderness Society Native Plant Societies Sierra Club California Desert Protection Act Plant Conservation Alliance
We can have an understanding of both the world's economy and God's economy. Lead Pastor of Victory Church, Jon Chasteen, encourages us through the story of the widow, that we can have the strength to trust in God's economy.
Look up the word “despair” in a dictionary and you'll find something like this: “de·spair -- the complete loss or absence of hope.”Such was the period of the Judges in the Old Testament. Sin was rampant. Sorrow seemed to visit every home. Despair and hopelessness abounded. And the reason? It is summed up by the last verse of the book: “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” God was forgotten and instead of doing what was right in His eyes, everyone did what was right in their own eyes.But though God's people had forgotten God, God had not forgotten them. And in the midst of His righteous judgment upon their sin, God was still sovereignly, graciously, miraculously, creatively working out His plan for His people. In one of the most beautiful stories in the Bible, despair gives way to hope; the emptiness of sin is replaced by the fullness of joy because nothing can get in God's way of accomplishing His redemptive plan for His people.