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How to Check Your Motives Before Moving
"We give many privileges we give up a great deal of power and authority here in the earth by not being willing to go all the way with got. Let me ask a question day. Have you received christ as your savior but not yet made him your lord. There is a difference. I always say that. In one thousand nine hundred seventy six. I got serious about my relationship with god and you know what. I was born again when i was nine. I was saved but i didn't know anything and if you don't know anything then you have no direction you don't know what to do. And when god touch my life in nineteen nine hundred seventy six. He began a spiritual maturity project in me. That was hard. But i've seen god do some amazing things in me and through me because i've let him work in my life and i believe it's my job to not only see people come to christ but to help the believer mature and grow up so they can have what jesus died to give them. I want you to have the life that jesus died to give you. I don't want you just to hear about it. Are saying about it or hear sermons about it or look forward to it. I want you to have it. I want you to have the righteousness the pace the joy. I want your needs to be met. I want you to be fruitful. And i think that you want that to
"christ" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"What i'm saying. Yeah you can be a pretty miserable and dreadful person and go to heaven when you die because because you came to faith during your lifetime and I've been a nasty to some people. Before i left the shortages when i was still in contact with the churches i didn't understand what the short is all about. I didn't understand what was going on. So i was quite a but i needed to understand but i i did my mistakes. I've done mistakes. But it is a between you and god if you saved. It's not between me and you. And all say people will go to heaven when they die and they cannot lose their salvation. They can lose their physical life and you can lose all sorts of things and eventually died physically but if you blame been saved you've been one saved always saved you know so. I think that when he talks people most versus where people call to be about yeah. I don't exactly who is saved and lost. We don't know so Okay so that was really what i wanted to say today. I can see if i have a banner here as well can show you these banner because they have a site where i put up stuff and this is going to be my main place to put out stuff and you were to look there i yeah. I know i'm decided. Talk a bit about salvation. Will these salvation and What is their dog. Discussions about will the salvation and zone. I believe that salvation is by faith in christ alone and Not everyone is ready to believe not. Everyone believes you know on but is there something more to it. No it's just by faith in christ alone. it's not by deportivo your scenes or anything like that though. I think that deporting from scenes can can be good department. I'm seeing themselves won't save you eternally tournus..
"christ" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"And i want to say that jesus christ is lord and savior and you are come to to join this discussion somehow here As three mom at comment Place here i can see coleman's Like that now. I can see coal mines and i put a banner here with the name of the site because I have a site viki ezekie site. Then it's actually supposed to join this wiki site as guest or as you know at the moment if you join this site which you can do you can register. You don't need my permission or something you can sign up at you. You will be able to write on the talk pages. Send discussion pages at the moment People sign up. yeah. I think so. At least i think that is the case..
"christ" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"So the i've found people who are against the gospel of john. And i think they are old no nothing. He's proud knowing nothing. But building about questions and stripes awards or where comic envy strife railings. Evil surmising perverse disputing. Some men are corrupt minds. And this did you tell the truth. Supposing that gain is gotten us from such withdrawed. I have so care. We should withdraw ourselves from these evil. People you know by knows with content is great game for we brought nothing into this world and it is certainly we can carry nothing out and having food and rainman let us be there for content evil. Surmising people are on youtube. Who can be correct on the gospel because it goes but it's not necessarily in john. I mean it's it's too but it's also in like it romans and so they can direct on gospel but the evil surmising if they do not approve the words of jesus christ wholesome words even the word solo discredit proud and who are proud. The antichrist's are pro. The lost people are pro. Who is the king overall. The shimano pride. It's the anti christ who believes in the gado four says he's into force the anti christ. Okay that was all i had to say. Hello okay so. I'm doing a video here again. I to praise the lord. Jesus christ lord and savior and. I haven't been doing video innovative wildly side. I do actually the livestream this so it's possible to cram online and talk am shocked or actually. It's even possible to join this this stream. So i'm a gonna talk about what i'm doing on the internet. Here is the main patriots that i have so basically and it's called have faith the dot com i can. I can open that paycheck. Actually see like that. So this is your l. of the site.
"christ" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"They are over their father. The devil you know men. All corrupt minds have been corrupted. You know and they are reprobates. Here we have the word reprobate again mentioned reprobates concerning the faith reprobate silver. This is something talked about in the bible in number of places and reprobate is not a good word to be called. No believe is not a reprobate so these are false brethren but or they could be atheists you know it it doesn't say specifically these are believers but they all reprobate concerning the faith so they might profess a faith in christ and any force you know then they become force brother but but they shall proceed. No further for their foley shabby manifest onto all men as their source. Or what so we see here that the folly of these people. We don't have to expose these people. They will be exposed by themselves as it says somewhere else. In the bible that is senior is Snared by his own works but that was fully known. My doctrine manner of life eighth long-suffering charity patience persecutions afflictions which came onto me at antioch. At cuneo mattis what persecutions. I endured but out of them. All the lord delivered me yen all that will leave godly in christ. Jesus shall suffer persecution. See if you're suffering persecution as a christian it's not a sign of that you're lost you know all those who live garland christ. Jesus shout suffer persecution now you. I've come across christians. Who would say that that was back. Then there's no one being persecuted now for being a christian it was back during the you know the dark ages that the catholic inquisition existed. That nowadays does not apply. But we know that the word of god is perfect and true and that The scripture cannot be broken and if it says yen all that will live godly in christ user south suffer persecution then that means that all that will live godly in christ jesus shall suffer persecution but said you should shall backs worse and worse deceiving and being deceived..
"christ" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"Okay but if you should follow righteousness peace with them that call on the lord. Our pure heart shouldn't try to have peace with everyone. You could ask yourself. Shouldn't we show charity to everyone. And show our faith to everyone and so on but what you can see here is said how do you that well basically you don't have to be with everyone but if you go to chart your suddenly are forced to be with a lot of people that you would never talk to otherwise so. That's why short. She's so dangerous and so wrong according to the bible because then you will have fellowship with people who don't call upon the lord of pure heart so you're breaking scripture if you go to church flee author useful but follow right just as faith charity peace with them that cool on the lord out of a pure heart we see here that we should only fellowship with those call upon the lord out to the pure. Now giza's himself says that many are those to take the broad way or the broad gate. I think is broad gate. And i would say that i would say that they are. There are christians who are not christians who believe in christian more values they might have you know what he's three of going to church. They might be short people in the sense that they are culturally shoved. But they don't really believe in in christ or they might just believe in church but not in christ or there are people. There are people who have not come to faith really ever who are also considering themselves to be christians and then there are also people who have taken the broad way. And what is the broadway. The broadway is If you went to not enter through the straight gate and what is the straight gate. Straight gate is the door. And the door is jesus christ. So it's faith alone in christ alone. They've never had faith in christ loan. They've never entered through the door and they are robbers and thieves according to pieces. Are you meet. And it says many are they those who take the broadway so you can conclude from that. The majority of those who claim to.
"christ" Discussed on Christ is the Cure
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"christ" Discussed on Christ is the Cure
"That paul. Listen for eighth or nine for the flipping is to consider them. Practice are ultimately characteristics of the one whom paul is imitating and his work while there are many other aspects of the christian life that fifties qualities. Who else is the epitome. Then christ himself when it comes to what is honorable just pure lovely commendable. Excellent worthy appraise. You could say that. The exhortation expectation to consider christ in philippians. Then we are faced with. Jesus christ the kind compassionate king in the savior the journal son of god who put away that which he could have exploited in order to humiliate himself in a to the father for the sake of bringing people into the kingdom of heaven. The king is characterized by love in humility is worthy of all worship. praise honor glory an pursuit. So paul's letters phlippines paints a vivid picture of the character of christ both directly and indirectly. There's much more that could be said here. This is just scratching the surface person price alternative forms our practices. We seek to know christ and be like christ we seek to make christ gnome because of the richness of this person and character so when we consider this we make this possible by not only striving to pronounce the gospel as evangelists. But also in our character as we've become reflections of christ in our invitation for christ as christ sought out the interest of others. The christian community is called to seek out the interests of others beginning with christ himself which includes others in the community. Edition has christ humbled himself. The community is called to humble themselves not in part or with exceptions but holistically ultimately. Such things are contrary to the flesh or natural. Dispositions are to self elevate selfish ambition but these are worth forsaking because of the example of christ and his demonstration in the gospel and as demonstration has seen in paul silas timothy and even the philippians who are committed for their charity in this letter. A community of believers are called to live in unity. Not odds with one another. but working. Together as kinsman just has those within the roman culture with seat to honor those who are family. The christian community will do the same yet in a way that treats others as being more important to three law. The roma idea was to boast oneself and boasting others. You would boast others to make yourself more grand. The foundational principles shifts where one is honoring others out a genuine concern for their interests to four. Christ as the kinsman the king of the philippians additionally a farms how communities should respond.
"christ" Discussed on Christ is the Cure
"And verse twenty policy speaking about timothy any puts juxtaposition those who seek their own interests against the interests of jesus christ namely regards to concern for others welfare. Were twenty now. This is post to five through eleven right after he says do nothing out of selfish ambition but instead kind of others more significantly so now we have the picture of christ of christ's humility and how he lived out the reality. This mind had this mind among who that is in christ. Jesus that minded selflessness Putting away self some bishop for the sake of others etc now he's using timothy and elfrid itis as examples so ten is an example of christ qualities but we also learned christ through his selfless work such as effort who risked his life for the sake of paul despite being ill and versus twenty six twenty seven so paul tells the philippians to honor men such as these as they work for. Christ's reflect the work of christ in verses thirty so we see selfless and humble work marrying honor which again was not intuitive to the culture rome but we see selfishness and humility Which reflects the person and character of christ and chapter three and philippines. We see a radical picture. Paul's this position in regards to his resume of honors. That we Discuss a little bit last time. Paul expresses that all of these alkaloids and honors are rubbish and counted as loss for the sake of knowing christ in versus eight through eleven. And we'll probably do a whole episode on that down the road But here we find again the worthiness of christ to be live for and to such an extent that everything which was precious in the sight of the calling phil pie was counted as rubbish and loss. So all of these honours alkaloids rather than being something worth aspiring to are now considered liabilities for paul in pursuit of knowing christ in three twelve through sixteen pushes the philippians to press on and following after christ noting that he seeks after the prize. Gordon fees eliminating here and then he points out that. The prize is the knowledge of jesus christ in the power of his resurrection. And this is a test to in the reality. that christ himself is the pursuit in worthy of such pursuit. Ultimately we learned that knowing christ and sustaining victory of the resurrection as the ultimate goal in this life over and against the pursuits of temporal gains of this world and then following this passage paul knows the citizenship that the flipping have in heaven under the rule of jesus christ as lord and savior in verse twenty so not only are they reminded of the rifle place outside of the roman colony but there are also reminded that there will be vindication glory for those who are found in christ in verse. Twenty one is by the power of the resurrection at the full. Beans will be honored in a way similar to christ through humility and love concert ideals of the roman colony now chapter four paul listen practical exhortations beginning with rejoice in the lord in verse four noting that there is joined the lord to be found the only this but the lord is gracious in his provision versus and that he is the.
Speaking & Living the Truth in Love With Dr. Albert Mohler
"Dr miller. Thank you so much for joining me again. You are such a voice of encouragement for me. As i listen to you on a daily basis in trying to make sense of really what can only be described as confusion and chaos. That something that you describe it as often as well whether it's coming to gender identity and the sexual and moral revolution that you talk about so much you're just the intricacies of policy in court decision so first of all. Thank you for that. Can you give a little bit of first briefing. Courage meant to christians who really just want to bury their head in the sand and to not look at. What's going on culturally and politically and just pretend like none of it's happening because we don't know what to do about it. Do you think it's important for us to kind of keep abreast on what's going on and why looks great to be with you. Allie beth and yes. I do want to offer that word of encouragement to christians not to stick our heads in the sand and try to ignore or be oblivious to what's going on because it's not just that we we have to be faithful to christ in the midst of our times we. We have to understand what we're up against there but it's even more importantly out of love for christ's church for fellow believers for our own children and grandchildren need to be thinking through these issues even ahead of the culture in order to be faithful when the culture throws the the next the next weapon at us and frankly they're coming fast and furiously and just love her own children and grandchildren and the determination that they grow up and be faithful to christ. It requires that we be very aware of the things going on around us. i understand. It's daunting and painful. And it's complicated. But the church of the lord. Jesus christ has all the resources we need to confront these issues with faith and without fear. That doesn't mean that that we don't understand what we're up against but we respond with faith and without fear. So that's a good word of encouragement knowing the truth is a good biblical. Principle and denying reality is never faithfulness.
Voice of Disney's 'Sebastian the Crab' Dies at Age 72
"Sinewy right the Tony nominated actor famous is the voice of Sebastian the crab has died really right had an acting career spanning five decades after moving to New York he made his name on Broadway replacing Ben Farina and Pippen it was an original cast member of Jesus Christ Superstar in the nineteen seventies right played the purple grape in the fruit of the loom commercials right on only a dollar he played chronic wanted on from Disney's dinosaur but was best known as Sebastian the crab in Disney's little mermaid and won a Grammy for Best Original Song in may two thousand interview Wright said he enjoyed speaking for Disney characters I'm in seventh heaven and I don't and I know it sounds like all he's just giving us the press the you know the old sound bite no really really this is what I've always wanted to do one of Wright's daughters D. Kelly wrote on Facebook my beautiful strong loving Daddy is off to his next adventure right was seventy two according to his family he died Monday in New York after a three year bout with prostate cancer I'm Jennifer king
Authentic vs. Phony Faith
"Christ having been offered wants to bear the sins of many will appear a second time not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him hebrews nine twenty eight. The question before us all is are we included in the many who sins christ bore and will we be saved at the second coming the answer of hebrews nine twenty eight years yes if we are eagerly waiting for him we can know that our sins are taken away and that we will be safe in the judgment if we trust christ in such a way that it makes us eager for his coming. There is a phony faith that claims to believe in christ. But he's only a fire insurance policy. Phony faith believes only to escape hail it has no real desire for christ in fact it would prefer if he did not come so that we can have as much of this world's pleasures as possible. This shows that a heart is not with christ but with the world so the issue for us is do we eagerly long for the coming of christ or do we want him to stay away wild. Our love affair with the world runs. Its course that is the question that tests the authenticity of faith. Let us be like the corinthians as we wait for the revealing of our lord. Jesus christ for strengthens one. Seven and like the philippians whose citizenship is in heaven and from it. We await a savior the lord. Jesus christ philippians three twenty.
Prayers That Get Answered
"God didn't give us the power of the holy spirit so we could just do easy stuff. Come on he gave us his power so we could do his will and we can do whatever god asks us to do. Through christ who is our strength. I can do all things through christ who strengthens me. One more scripture here matthew eleven twenty four th through twenty six for this reason. I'm telling you whatever you ask foreign prayer believe trust and be confident that it is granted to you and you will get it now that you know about a four part series right there. So what's he saying you ask for it. You believe in the spirit you got it and then you will get it. You say that. I comes faith then come site i you believe. Then you see in our society we say well. I'm not going to believe it if i don't see it. But in god's economy we have to learn to live the exact opposite in the word. It's the will of god if i ask god foreign. I believe that he's sending it. And that i will get it and i'm going to stay firm in my faith until i see manifestation. This is what faith is face the tidal deed the proof of the things that we do not see that we hope to obtain and we haven't i buffet david. I signed the contract last week with an architect. Who's going to design something for us and we made a down payment now. I fully without any doubt expect that woman to come up with the plans. But i haven't seen
S6 E11 - This is what it's like living with someone with PTSD. . . - Full Episode
"All right you ready. I actually hit record this time here. We go so in the most recent episode of the podcast season six episode ten. I sat down with my wife patricia. I talked to her about the challenges. She has faced in dealing with multiple mental health diagnoses over the years and right after we published that episode. We received an excellent recommendation from a listener. Asking us to tackle the topic of what it's like living with someone with ptsd. And i think patricia. And i are uniquely suited to tackle this since both of us. Have this diagnosis in in. Its for completely different reasons. This episode is going to be an unfiltered. Look at what. It's like to live with someone with post traumatic stress disorder and by way of introduction. This is the we served now. What podcast where. I do my best to answer the questions. Veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life. Your best life money erin perkins. I'm a. us army combat veteran daddy to two amazing kiddos host of this podcast. If you hadn't guessed. And i am joined today again by my beautiful bride patricia. Welcome back to the show thank you. I'm so glad to be here. Well good good so it's been a couple weeks right and last time we talked about the treatments. You're getting and things like that for depression. Talk to us a little bit before. We're gonna dive into the. Ptsd topic talked us a little bit. About how those are going those are going. I'm not going to be very honest. they're painful. I think Winning expecting almost a miracle. I mean you you let somebody shock your head for twenty minutes a day. You expect something but it's actually made my depression a little worse. They said that's normal. It can get worse before it gets better. So actually they're going to re map tomorrow and see if there's a different place. They need to put the magnet. But i think it's gonna go all right. Yeah we hope we hope and pray as well trained for this for that. This works in putting you through a lot of distress but like you said pain to try to to address the depression right. And so that's that's just one part of what can be a result of ptsd another city but the actually brit really brings up our our first thing to talk about is. Let's talk about ptsd a little bit. What it is. And how. I understand it. How do you understand. ptsd how. I understand it is. I mean we all know it stands for post traumatic stress disorder and that can be from your childhood from your teen years from adulthood. Something you went through something. You saw something you experienced. That was just traumatic for you. And i know that it can you know make you. Have you know nightmares it. Can you know how you can have memories of that trauma and then you avoid situations that you know make you think of that trauma and you know a lot of even soldiers you know. They get like hyper vigilant. You know because of how it makes them feel and it can call anxiety and depression as well. I think the hyper vigilance was one of the i. I realize that i that something was wrong right. I knew i had a lot of anger in. I was like i don't know why angry like i'm i'm not in the army anymore. I thought you the anger was just part of just being in the army. You're just mad something every day. And so i thought that it would go away and it didn't in fact he got worse and it. Was that hyper vigilance piece. I always felt. I still do. But i always felt ready. This constant state of readiness hyper vigilant. That's one of the behavioral parts because there's behavioral parts psychological mood in general sleep. And then you know it you can break them all down like you know behavioral is like you know you feel agitated or irritable or hof style or hyper vigilant like you were saying or you know you start doing self destructive things like you know. Drugs are becoming an alcoholic or or if he just completely isolate yourself. That's me raise my hand right there myself psychological as you know flashbacks which i don't have those fear that comes from nowhere severe anxiety failure to trust other people. Because you don't know what's going to happen the mood part of it. You know you lose interest or pleasure in doing stuff that you used to enjoy doing right or you feel like the severe guilt or you are incredibly lonely like you have tons of people around you. You have a family that loves you but you are so lonely and it messes with your sleep. It can cause you to sleep too much. Not enough to have horrific nightmares and a lot of people have detachment from other people and like intrusive thoughts that they just can't get rid of you know that you know. They go through their day and i guess to some other people they might look like legitimate list crazy but they just have these constant like thoughts and some people have to talk it out. You know there's so many parts to ptsd. yeah. I think that's one of the challenges with even realizing that you might have it right because there's so many parts to it. Depression anxiety intrusive thoughts avoiding situations. Not sleeping sleeping too much having horrific nightmares having too much emotion having no emotion at all. There's so many things and so what i was told. People especially veterans is if if something feels off. Don't try to figure out if you have. Ptsd anxiety or depression go to mental health right and talk to the professional about it and let them figure out whether you use the va or you go out to out to in the civilian sector. You go get it checked out. Because there's there's nothing that's not going to hurt you to go get it checked out right and that was a question that i was going to ask you. Is you know like when did you realize you had ptsd. I think it was what year wise was twenty seventeen. I got out and twenty. Fourteen of twenty seventeen anger progressively got worse. The hyper vigilance. And what. I say hyper vigilance. I i don't mean just like you know on edge all the time and i guess that was part of it but for me it was this feeling like i'm about to go into a fight like just ready like i mean you know kind of like almost kind of like a sprinter would be at the starting line. Okay here we go all right. I'm ready. i'm ready and it was like that all the time. That sounds exhausting. It is it really really is it took i say i want to say it took a long time to get past that but truth is i'm up past that no the pd. Has these not a broken limb. You know you can't cast on it and wait six weeks and go back and get the cast off and you're good to go. No i mean people can't get past it it's it. There are stories of people who you know they had. Ptsd and to you know after a few months few years depending on situation you can't get past. It depends on the person. I think it's post traumatic growth right where you know after your trauma you become a stronger person. A bigger percent better person. I don't know if i would. I would say that people ever get over their trauma. They just they build one right in that instead of letting the letting it crush them they use it to to fuel becoming a better person in the end and the thing is it's not always a choice. I don't think this is my opinion right. I don't think it's always a choice whether you get to say like oh. I'm past the worst part of my ptsd. And i'm only headed for post traumatic growth now. I don't even think i've heard that term post traumatic growth. So i don't know. If i would be i don't know if my opinion i mean i hope that's a real thing Veteran futterman talk to me. One time so you're doing it basically you're doing to post traumatic growth thing like you like you know you start a company like you've got a great career you've got a great family you know you've got a beautiful home cars dog you've got all this stuff going for you you're doing life right you're in your a great church like you're doing all these things right and hosting this podcast you're getting so much stuff done okay and i'm like okay cool why don't it feel better yeah really i'm like okay. We'll see if this post traumatic growth. I number one. i'm happy i'm growing. I'm happy growing getting better. getting smarter. Faster stronger whatever it is. I'm happy about that part but like it is this like is post traumatic growth a destination or is it just this constantly journey. Yeah i think it's a journey in. It reminds me of what we heard in church on sunday about walking wounded. And that's what that means is like. Es your wounded mentally sometimes physically but you know ptsd is a mental disorder and your your wounded mentally but you continue to walk. Wounded is when you stop that. There's no growth And so the post traumatic growth is continuing to walk. Even though you're wounded i love. Obviously you we're in the same service. Same church service right and we were both talking about how great it was so we can ask each other. This question okay. What's it like living with me especially within. What's it like living with me. Especially when i'm experiencing some sort of triggering episode so you mentioned 2017 when you first realized that you had p. Tst then it was. You're angry and you know we tried to give you a little bit of space and like you know. Let you breathe calm down. But i think i think you have grown because now you take that space for yourself. You're like i'm going to go run or i'm going to take the dog and we're going to go hike for a few hours. I think that you know living with you. I've able to watch you grow. And and learn how coping mechanisms coping skills. And i think with. Ptsd you have to learn. Those people might not always understand them like. I'm not hiking ninety degree weather with a dog. It's not happening but three you that works that would trigger trigger something not. Ptsd that would trigger anger. It has nothing to do with. Ptsd you you. You've joined small groups that you guys run and you know for exercise in general for you just really helps you a lot of that. Is you know twenty seventeen. We had just moved to alabama and things weren't going the way we wanted them to and life was just really stressful right. And you hadn't even been diagnosed yet. sure sure. So you've you've grown okay. So i don't even ask this question. What do you like living with me. It's amazing it's amazing. I love it. Let next question experiencing some sort of triggering episode. Well i've told you this before but as a man as a husband i feel. It's my duty my job to keep you happy. You know and so a lot of times i think. Ptsd manifests itself in your life as overwhelming depression and crippling anxiety right. And there's not a single thing i can do about it so for me. It's not that living with you is better or worse. Y you know with a triggering episode. It's that my hands are tied right. And so i think it's super frustrating. Because i'm like. I see a problem my wife is in. It's not just unhappy. You know it's like she. Has this a legitimate mental diagnosis. A mental condition that. I can't do anything to fix Frankly doctors can't do anything to fix every single part of that right and that conversation we've had many times because you're like i just want to fix it and i'm like doctors i have and they can't fix it. Release yourself up that burden. You can't fix it and that is so tough as a man who says you know what i'm here to lead my family my wife and my kids and you know kind of you know take charge and we're going to go tackle life together and that is so appreciated but sometimes you just got. It's true it's true like it's nothing you can do. Well that's not true. Okay that's not true space. Give me space. You know like like you did tonight. I had that treatment today and it made me sick today. I was actually really upset stomach today. And i'm just chilling in the bedroom lennon bed phone and you just made dinner that i did that helped i did. I logged off my computer at work and went and made dinner. It was amazing. I don't know if the dinner was amazing. But it's good good good so coming up after the break tricia and i are going to ask each other one more question. We're going to ask this question. Is there anything good about living with someone who has. Ptsd and we're gonna share several takeaways with you. 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You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today all right and we are back and as promised. We're going to talk about ptsd or would keep talking about ptsd right but the question that we have for each other. Do you wanna ask it. I want me to go go ahead. Is there anything good about living with someone who has ptsd. I wrote this question. I still think it's a tough question you know i would not wish. Ptsd on anyone true. I'll start with that so with that in mind. What the good that has come out of it. It helps me to understand other people abso win. I hear about a veteran struggling with. Ptsd or a a veteran's family member or or family member or friend who is struggling with ptsd. I'm like i get it. I know how you feel. I completely understand and so for me. It's if there's anything good. It's that i can better relate to people who are going through the same frustration and anguish and honestly emotional pain when they see their loved one going through this right and i know not everyone copes. Well that's true and so this question might be difficult for some other. Some people listening you know like they're their loved when ptsd is raging alcoholic. Who's angry all the time. In what would you tell that person. That's an even to that. That in itself is even tougher. I think what. I would be telling that person is i. Can't i cannot tell you what you should be experiencing if you're living with someone with ptsd and you're like you know my spouses a raging alcoholic as a result of pd. St how do i find good in that. I can't tell you what good you should find. I i'm in no place to tell you that the only thing i can do is point you to the one that is jesus christ the principe who can give you peace in the situation and and the bible even says you know piece that passes all understanding basically piece. That doesn't make sense. So i can't tell you. This is what you should be feeling. This is what you should be experiencing. But i can recommend you to eat a formula so to speak of how to live better in that situation right and and i would add onto that to a more. You know just. I don't know. Do we say worldly. Come that. Try to under try to understand. Don't don't try to fix but like research. See how you can help your one with ptsd. Because i think not. Understanding is a part of the problem right for years i had. Ptsd and you did not. You didn't understand it in in mind would manifest in depression anxiety in the soldier new said just go exercise pushups drink water burpee strength water and i'm like you so don't get it and it was true i didn't you act totally asked you to research it to better understand it and you you did better understand it but now that you have experienced for yourself it's completely different really it. It really really is just just so different when you experience it for yourself. So i'll ask you the same question. Is there anything good about living with someone who has ptsd. I think it teaches you. How similar to what you said compassion. I mean i've always had a big heart. And i think it's because it's been broken a lot and you don't hurt anybody else because you know what that feels like you know you have more compassion. Because you know what it's like to fill abandoned or left out or or or thrown away so you're not gonna do that to anybody because if you're not a monster you're not gonna do that because you know what that feels like me and so i have probably too much compassion. My heart's honestly probably isn't too big for people. There are worse things that people not for pets. But that's a whole different. That's a big for people. Pets you can have one. That's my ocd. Am sorry that's okay. But yeah i would say me. It's compassionate and i've seen more compassionate you as well 'cause i was saying earlier when you didn't understand it you just dislike. Oh burpee and water. But now you're like. Do you want to go take a nap. You need to lay down like there's way more compassion than there was before so if if anything good can come out of such a horrific diagnosis like ptsd. I mean if you can just you know. Be patient and be kind. You can learn compassion. Sure yeah that's a really good point. So that's it for the questions right now. We honestly united had these types of conversations for year really really long time and and this is just another one of those conversations of how to how to live with someone with ptsd. What it's really like. i. I'm going to go out on a limb here. What's the worst part about living with someone with. Ptsd not knowing how they're gonna react something and so you know there's times when not recently but you know there were times i'm like oh i don't know if i want to tell him this 'cause i don't know how he's gonna react. I don't know where he's at today. You know mentally like you know. He's already got a lot on his plate. I'm kinda it's almost like an egg shells kind of thing like the. You wanna be really careful. You know so so those can be a little. And i'm sure i'm the same way i'm sure you and the kids stay away. Well i think for me and maybe for the kiddos too. I don't know but for me. It's the the worst part you know other other than the obvious of you. Know seeing my spouse going through this right but you know how it how it affects. Your frustrates me is the inability to plan. I love planning. I'm like okay. What are we going to do tomorrow. Six weeks from now five years from now and like i don't know win and might depression depression. Yeah and you're going to be like. Oh sorry man like as much as you would love to go do that. Depression is just crushed. You for that day or week or i mean there are many many times to. I'm going to say through the years that i've pushed myself. You know because. I i wanna do fun things at the family like you know. I think a lot of people feel that way. Like yeah wanna goaded disneyworld and make memories you know and you feel like that that depression creep over you and you just got to push through it as hard as it is. You just gotta you can't quit. You got to keep moving gonna walk wounded speaking of which so i know we. We referenced. The walk wounded message right. So so for those of you. Who don't know this was a message from church. The highlands with A great jura tear in this region of the country. One of the biggest in the nation as i recall got twenty plus camp twenty two twenty. Three i don't even know now. We got a bunch of campuses anyway. The the one of the pastors nikon carter. He spoke any told the story about a guy that will testament by the name of jacob who ends up wrestling with this angel and this angel as he's wrestling with jacob he he knocks jacobs jacobs hip out of socket right but jacob keeps wrestling. He's like hey. I am not going to let you go until you bless me. And so he. He eventually wins the wrestling match. The angel blesses him. And then jacob has to go meet his brother. There's whole back did this to me his brother and as he's going to meet his brother he's limping like crazy. And so even though the angels blessed and basically god putting his hand on him and saying hey like i you know i i love you. I approve of what you're doing. You know i'm blessing right now. Even though god did that he didn't heal him completely soup but jacob still had to keep moving and he had to walk wounded. Right into put in real world speak is like yeah. You can have blessings you can have all these great things in life you can have money. Houses cars land lakes pools vacation homes. But that doesn't mean you're not going to have wounds right from other people from yourself from life itself. Ptsd is usually a a life itself kind of thing so what you gotta keep walking for. Sure for sure so what's another takeaway back to. What we're saying is be patient and educate yourself. If you want to help your spouse or even yourself like okay like read just read read. How other people are doing it and that have been successful and and see how it actually manifests in your own life. Because just saying it's ptsd. I bet there some other things surrounding it that maybe you don't even know. And so educate yourself and be patient with yourself and your spouse if it's your spouse right right and somebody said this is another great takeaway. Here is give your spouse space if your spouse was the one who has the. Ptsd right give them the space they need. I will say that with the caveat if you believe. They are in danger of hurting themselves. Get the appropriate help. Absolutely this is not the your spouse said. Hey i'm gonna take my own life and then you say okay one. That's giving them space. No no no. That's not a time when you need to give them space. That's a time when there needs to be an intervention right. You know so when we're talking to give give your spouse space. it's you patricia. Saying yeah take your dog for hike. Its ninety degrees. go ahead. i'm not with you. I'll be in the pool right. Yeah right yeah gopher run go go do something to to just relax to take that. Take the edge off so to speak. Then so give your spouse space. I think is a really really great takeaway there so anything else any other takeaways. We should share with our audience today. I don't know. I think we've covered it. I mean just to walk wounded. Hold their hand while they're walking did. Oh may that's the that'll pre treat there. that's good. That is so good well patricia again. So much for coming on the show really really appreciate. I know you didn't feel great today but you muscled through it and i'm so so glad you did. I know our listeners grew be happy as well and obviously on this show. We ask a lot of questions that we do our best to answer a lot of questions and we all have a lot of questions but the most important question we can ask ourselves is this. Have i accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith. In jesus christ will thank you so much for listening. Be sure to follow social media. Facebook occurred to fight again. Same thing on instagram and twitter ad courage again. You can pick up. A copy of my book resolve at courage to defied again dot com or also on amazon. It has been such a pleasure sharing our hearts in this conversation with you today until next time. Thanks for listening.
A Liberal at Liberty With Kevin Roose
"On this season of in god we lost. We heard from a number of students who attended liberty university. Were they trained to be champions for christ. It looks like this beautiful kind of wonderland for young conservative christians. Everyone was so friendly and just like constantly nice. The university's leader jerry. Falwell junior took liberty to great heights. They went from one hundred hundred and fifty million net assets and two thousand sixty seven to nearly a billion in two thousand twelve and turned it into a can't miss destination for national conservative politicians. It was magical because all the built in production at liberty university was it was all. They're all moving cameras. The cameras on booms the microphone the sound all the music all of it. But in august of twenty twenty everything in jerry's world came crashing down june carlo. Grand up told reuters that he had a sexual relationship with falwell's for years a relationship that involved him having sex with becky. Falwell while jerry falwell on you start to realize the kind of wrought that's at the bottom of your community and the in the idyllic nature of the play starts to feel more like decadence and the entire liberty community was left reeling in the wake of the scandals and since we started this series been a lot of developments in the story. Yeah in april. The spokesperson for liberty university told reporters that trae falwell is no longer employed by the university. Jerry falwell junior later tweeted. My son was told he was being fired. After years of service for no reason other than it was a public figure and as one falwell has shown the exit at liberty. Another is welcomed in jonathan falwell jerry. Juniors younger brother the one who followed their father in the ministry has been named the new campus pastor.
California Man Held in Los Angeles ‘Anti-Semitic’ Attack Outside Restaurant
"christ" Discussed on Christ is the Cure
"Humiliation on the cross out of obedience merging race but also when everything about the other category of social control. That was leveraged honor. This wasn't concerned christ. Either instead he rather be obedient to the father to bring about redemption for human beings and we can push this further when we think about the means of death the cross at the cross and roman ideals that individual will lose all worth all honor and i'll meaningful identity and yet christ took it on but not only that this this idea this fall taking on the cross anyway Especially sewn who was supreme to take on the form of a slave crucified this actually becomes the means by which christ is exalted and glorified therefore god has highly exalted him. Here we find a kind king who puts away comfort honor for stage for the sake of a people. Even if the best interest of those people warrants his death upon across we learn about the love and compassion of christ. Who do no other would often do. If ever within the roman context now the temptation for those of filipino would be to seek after their own interests. But they're reminded of the sun. A god who after their own interest by putting aside more than they could ever possibly gathering the lifetime. Anyway the status. Equal to god while christ is described as the lord who will have every creature confessing that he is lord. We find that crisis a king of kindness and one of exceptional humility. Now paul and philippians his mission is to know christ and be like christ. That is the sum of life. According to paul is that i may know the surpassing worth of christ and his resurrection and be like christ so whenever we look at the philippians and he tells people to live as christ put on this mentality of christ. You see him asking them. Hey it's time for you to take up. Your cross died yourself humiliate yourself. Don't care about the world..
"christ" Discussed on Christ is the Cure
"His power status godson his emptying himself and adding to himself a human nature for the sake of others. So that's where we get to the big discussion as with morfey in the form of god debates especially arising in the nineteenth century. We'll talk about you. Know slater center around the term offer emptying in here. can now or canosa's And so we'll talk about this later but to summarize many have noted the term denotes emptying putting away up prestige and privilege not ontological realities. Paul's elaboration of the phrase emptied himself highlights. That christ took him pond himself the form of a slave. I can't remember who said it but there is a feeling that said this tax is an emptying by addition and. That's exactly what's happening here. It seems backwards to reminds but basically he is taking his glorious robe off and replacing it with the morfey of a slave or servant and this servant slave Discussion is actually Clarify by taking on the form of a human So this is not an a logical reality. he's not saying that he's emptying out his nature in any shape or form ba- rather it is a humbling is at emptying by addition of lowly status and obedience unto death right. He's not exploiting his power he. He's humiliate himself emptying himself of that to humbly obey the father and die on the cross. As we'll get through minute now some people will actually translate do loss as servants here instead of slave because less offensive but we should translate it as slave This is particularly noteworthy because this is the only place where this term is used for. Christ makes it particularly significant. Additionally this term juxtaposition to the morfey of christ prior to his incarnation would have been absolutely jarring. So let's let's talk a little bit about the background of this. So the social pecking order. I if we placed slaves within it properly. Let's think about this as a big picture you had the elites and then you have the non elites and there's a division there within the non elites you'd have different classes and at the very bottom would have been the slave And so a being of equal rank to god taking on the form of a slave would have been absolute ludicrous to those in phila- pie or the roman culture. The idea of the first off the idea of a Take for an example. The emperor who often deified the idea of an emperor Humiliate himself at taking a lower status willingly..
The Art of Neighboring
"This series is called next door the art of neighboring appropriately. We're kicking it off on the feast of pentecost which celebrates the coming of the holy spirit to the church. The county christians have term for the holy spirit called the spirit. The wild use the name points to the mysterious nature the holy spirit. You never know what the spirit will lead you. There's an air of danger discomfort and unpredictability when you follow the holy spirit. Holy spirit will lead us to places. We would not naturally go on our own. Ironically the adventure we're at this series is right in our own backyard. The premise of the series is that god wants you to be a source of goodness increase in your neighborhood. If you're a follower of jesus christ the holy spirit singing you to be an inch of his grace to the people that live near you. You do not live where you live by accident. But for reasons of providence reasons known to guide with god. There are no accidents now. You may have chosen your home because you thought it was a good investment or a great location match. Osen your house because lead the kitchen. You probably didn't buy your home because you're thinking about holly a blessing to your neighbors. You're probably hoping that they're not that crazy. But the truth is god. Had other reasons for pinning you there. God seizes an opportunity to bring his light and love to the people in that community. The christian faith is always a fake the displaced in creation in history and time the christian faith is meant to get very very specific and particular the whole story. The bible was filled with very tangible places. Where god advice others to build a kingdom and make known his love when god appears to moses. He promises israel specific homeland promised. Land that eventually a series of neighborhoods david. Crowning
When Obedience Feels Like Death
"Hey friends welcome back to our series on obedience We have just been talking all about what does it look like to obey god and mother hood. How do we do that. All of those different details and today we are getting down to the nitty gritty. Of what do we do when obedience gets really really hard. Not just because it's hard for us with our sin but because our circumstances are really hard. So we're gonna be diving into suffering in obedience today. Yeah and when we talk about suffering. I think just to give it a little bit of definition could be helpful. There are obviously varying degrees of what suffering is or even how people would define it and so for us. We're kind of talking about anytime that you are going through pain or distress or hardship so that can be anything from perhaps having a child with special needs or having a husband that works long hours going through a difficult friendship breakup. so there's all sorts of different things that occur in our lives where the lord is asking us for obedience but it particularly hard in that moment. Or there's maybe some bigger questions going on where we're asking. What are you doing. Why are you doing this. Have you forgotten me. Have you ever looked me so a lot of times. It's causing more acute questions and feelings about Just our relationship with the lord. I think suffering is interesting because we're promised that we're going to suffer in the bible. If we are christians you know scripture tells us we shouldn't be surprised when troubles come our way like what is happening to me lord. This is going to be part of life in a broken world is going to be part of life living with centers living with centers. It's going to be part of being a christian and potentially even being persecuted or having different things happen as a result of your faith in christ and so this isn't a new thing or shocking thing but scripture also tells us that suffering can produce a lot of blessing in our life and it can sanctify us and it can bring us closer to god. it can Be something that prepares us for heaven. And so it's kind of this thing that we don't love that we know is going to happen but at the same time it can end up being this amazing
How to Be Godly in an Ungodly World
"We are pretty much. They only hope that. God has of reaching people you say. Well how can i be. God's hope while the bible says christ in you the hope of glory. Well that's not just the hope of your glory. It's the hope of him. Getting glory in their. If people aren't going to church they're not reading a bible have no relationship with god. How are they supposed to ever know what christ is like unless they see him shining through people who have a relationship with him. Jesus didn't die so we could all just go to church once a week and come home and be no different than anybody else out in the world and think that we've done our little duty for the week. I said jesus didn't die so we could all go off to church once a week to be honest with you please please. Don't misunderstand what. I'm getting ready to say here. I encourage you to go to church regularly. you'd lead to be part of a good local church but don't make so much out of church that going to church becomes your salvation. Why go to church. Why go to church. I go to church but you know. I can go sit in the garage all day and i'll never be a car so going to church doesn't necessarily make you a christian man and so it's very important that we take an inventory. That's a good way to say this. Let's take an inventory of how our individual lives are affecting the people that we come in contact with everywhere that we go.
A Prayer for Boldness to Share the Gospel
"Prayer for boldness to share the gospel by emily rose massey read by liam martin the wicked flee when no one is pursuing but the righteous are bold alliant proverbs. Twenty eight one. Few years ago. I was met with a strong desire to begin using my social media accounts to share my faith in christ with others. I didn't want to use my words to manipulate people's emotions to gain likes followers but to point them to the truth. Found in god's word alone as a writer. I see social media as a place of ministry. I never wanna compromise. God's truth so that others may feel comfortable to embrace my message. I don't want a twist or misinterpret scriptures that the entire meaning has changed. Her confusion is created because it might contradict what we find in the bible. I discovered very quickly that exposing darkness and error wouldn't win me any popularity contests online as someone who spent many years healing from the wounds rejection. Denying myself the desire to be a people. Pleaser has to take precedence when it comes to sharing god's truth even when it tends to offend standing up for god's word in a culture where truth is relative and not absolute as it should be comes with a lot of pushback even among professing christians but his true christ followers live to please god and not men as believers. We shouldn't compromise truth to be popular. We also shouldn't be quarrelsome. We need to stand firm upon truth no matter what others may say about us or about our god. Proverbs twenty eight one reminds us that believers don't back down or run away at the first sign of adversity a wicked flee when no one is pursuing but the righteous are bold as a lion proverbs. Twenty eight one.
A highlight from S6 E10 - Real Conversations on Mental Health (w/ Special Guest: Patricia Perkins)
"May is mental health awareness month. And i felt it only right to release an episode focusing on the topic of mental health. Now if you've listened to the podcast for any length of time you've no doubt heard me talk about my own struggles with ptsd depression and mon experiences. Not all that uncommon in the veteran community. What you don't often hear though is from the veteran's spouse and on today's episode. I get to sit down with my wife patricia. As she shares the story of her own emotional journey with mental health diagnoses medications. Hospital stays and a whole lot more. This is the we serve now. What podcast where. I do my best to answer the questions. Veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life your best life by way of introduction my name is aaron perkins i am a us army combat veteran daddy to amazing kiddos. Host of this podcast. If you hadn't guessed. And i am joined today by my beautiful bride patricia. Welcome to the show thank you. I'm so glad to be here excited to talk about a subject that i'm passionate about. Yeah absolutely absolutely well. Great to have you here. I'm i'm incredibly happy that you agreed to be on the show. Usually it is me saying. Hey i'm going to be recording tonight. So if you you and the kids can kind of keep it down a little bit and but really really grateful that you here today. So today was one of many days where you're going through this. I don't know call procedure or treatment treatment. Okay so so. Obviously i went with you. Today is able to accompany you to that treatment and it specifically four depression right and so start with today. Let's start with today in a kind of what happened today. And what the treatment is. And let's start there. Sure okay so. The treatment is called. Tm s it means trans cranial magnetic stimulation menendez Treatment that oddly. Enough stimulates your brain. It's post what is supposed to do is to help the neurotransmitters talk to each other better and it is usually reserved for someone who's tried a few different types of medication for depression but it also helps with like anxiety. Ocd and sometimes even physical pain. Okay so so so. This is not a it. Sounds like it's a noninvasive. It's not a surgery type of thing so basically the way they explain it. It's like electromagnetic therapy. Where like in the old days where they would maybe cut. Open your head and maybe electric your brain things like that but this obviously they're not doing that. You can sit down in this chair. It's kind of like the big dentist chair. They strap you all in and they put this big magnet next to your head in a certain spot at a certain level. It's already been determined by your doctor and it made me last twenty minutes. And then you're you're on your way okay. So is that it's not obviously. I know this right before listeners. This is not like a one time thing. This is one of how many treatments you have to get. Okay so today was off my fourth treatment and i think if i did the math right i have at least thirty three more to go. So it's over a nine week period and because of where we live. I have to drive basically an hour and a half to get there. And then i'm there for fifteen to twenty minutes in the drive an hour and a half and and yeah i i definitely know that. That part in itself is frustrating. The drive so let's go back a little bit now so you're having this it might not be invasive but stewart pretty extreme treatment of kind of remapping your brain right yes. It's it's had some side effects already some some anger some tiredness Brain fog lightheadedness. The way the only way. I can explain it. It's like there's a big garden with a huge gate and there's all these locks and each treatment seems to slowly work open a new lock and then hopefully by the end all the locks will be open and king come open and i can be free of depression anxiety. I don't know if that's going to happen. I have faith that it can happen so hopefully it does happen. You me both you both so so take us back a little bit. How did you get to this point. You know obviously you. Have you know some sort of depression or anxiety or whatever take us back to diagnoses and that sort of thing so i i got diagnosed probably sixteen years ago like actual clinical diagnosis of major depressive disorder and house have severe anxiety. I have d. c. Ptsd so what is so ptsd. I know what is cd. Basically childhood post traumatic stress disorder. And then i have. Ocd okay so so ptsd. Veteran community intimately familiar with cps d c p s de. It is then the so. How did that come about. I mean this this is like you know really getting into the nitty gritty of it a little bit but i had parent you know. I had parents that. They weren't believers not that that makes you any less of a good parent but they were involved with things that they shouldn't have been involved with and they didn't have a good relationship with one another so that meant a very rocky relationship with their children and so without getting into too much and making people uncomfortable. This is a really bad childhood really bad and even in my teenage years there was some other stuff that was really bad. So just you know things that people don't really think about as being post traumatic stress disorder. I've heard other people say. How can you even have that. You weren't a soldier. Well that's not reserved for soldiers or servicemen period. Post traumatic stress can happen after a car accident after your home gets broken into after a traumatic. Any traumatic experience you can. Pdf st right right so so with depression. You were diagnosed. She said sixteen years ago crack and so did the anxiety diagnosis. Come along with that or out of that will work. It was shortly after. I think they at i thought maybe it was just really bad depression and they realized that it was both mint so they started treatment to different treatments who different medications and over the years between the two just the depression and anxiety. I know i've had over sixteen or seventeen medications and sixteen or seventeen. I didn't know there were that many others time for i mean i know. There's a lot of medications out there right. But most i know i i'm gonna go out on a limb here and say most people when they're struggling with anxiety depression or even if they do have a legitimate diagnosis of anxiety. Depression or both. It's okay let me go get this. Let me go try it. You know and then if that doesn't work maybe they go try something else but sixteen or seventeen that that just sounds like an extreme number is sensitive to medications and so what may work for a lot of people. Just doesn't seem to work for me. Or i ended up being allergic to it but i will say that i did. This test called a g. e. n. e. s. t. and it's a dna test and that's something that you're psychiatrists can do for you. There is a cost involved but it will tell you which medications and you know. They're all different classes. Work for your dna type so you have a red section and you should stay away from those. You have a yellow section. That may help. And then you have. A green section is more likely to help with your dna type so that can help a lot of people. Stay away from having to try sixteen or seventeen different medications. Sure sure that that's a really good point. And obviously you. You didn't take that 'til later. Right actually took it last year. Yeah so the break i. I wish i could have taken ten years ago. But i don't think even knew about it and that's another thing i would say. Is you know educate yourself. Don't wait on your doctors to find all the resolutions for you. Like feel free to look and research and bring it up to your doctor. you know. it's a good point. So medication is just one side of the depression anxiety. Ptsd just one side of it before the medication happens. There's something that either. Your doctors realize your families realize or you personally realize something different in me. Something is not working as it's supposed to or it's manifesting in in a certain way and i know that when it comes to ptsd specifically it manifests itself in a lot of different ways. They can manifest itself in anger in inability to focus and chronic pain. In a guilt it can manifest itself in different ways. So let's focus on the. Let's say let's. Let's go with depression right the major depressive disorder. How did that or does that manifest itself in your life. The first time. I realized that i might have an issue with. Depression was actually. I had a really bad episode. After i had caitlin so caitlyn's daughter. Sorry caitlyn's her daughter. Yeah she's fourteen now. After i had her. I was sitting just watching tv. And she was sitting there beside me and her little old bouncy seat. And i actually started having these really dark feelings kind of like oppression and actually that coincided with an anxiety attack as well and actually got rushed to the hospital because they thought i was having a pulmonary. Embolism so they thought that. I had blood clots. I was about to die. You know there was but it was a mixture of depressive episode and anxiety attack which i had never felt before and that really scared me and the doctors were able to put me on medication to help with that. It did not stop it but it did help. Sure sure so what what happens next. You know you're you're on this medication. It's helping look what happens. Is there a point at which you realize. That medication isn't working or isn't working as well as it should. Yeah most doctors will tell you you know. Give it two or three weeks to really get in your system if you don't see any changes or if you see getting worse than you're to want to let us know so that we can adjust or change that medication and over the years. That has happened so often. That i i got to this place and i'll say that it's okay to do this if you need to. Own your closet by yourself and cry for a little while. 'cause you're just overwhelmed and nothing seems to be working and you want so badly to be quote unquote normal. Go have cry. Go eat ice cream or chocolate or something. I don't even care. It's okay to do those things. But i got to this place where i was like. None of this is working. I need something completely different. And i think that's when. I did the insight site testing because most of the medications that i had been put on. Were in my red list more in the list that was for your dna. These are not going to work for you. Oh wow so going through this process and the truth is i didn't even realize this at the time we've been married for fifteen plus years and i knew that kept having different medications tried and you like oh. This is not working but we had no idea why. It's not working until this test. You didn't says hey this might actually work for you Yeah that's that stuff okay. So what about the anxiety piece you know. It started with an executive attack How does that manifest itself or did it manifest itself in your life. So i have an odd anxiety like i have panic. Attacks panic attacks but generally speaking. I'm just anxious and it's like my anxiety and my ocd. Like to just hold hands and frolic through my brain and so what. I'm feeling extremely anxious. I have to clean everything so it's kind of like since i can't control my emotions i can't control what's going on in the world. My brain has to find something that can control and the cleanliness in my house. I can control thankfully because you and the kids are pretty neat people. But i have to do have to be able to do something. Control something to calm down. If i don't do that ended up in the closet crying eating chocolate well like you said. That's okay if you have to do. It's not not not every day but so talked about the depression. Talk about the anxiety. Ptsd how does that manifest itself in your life on a day-to-day basis weekly basis. How how often what does it feel like said the. Ptsd is like a whole different monster. That lives somewhere inside of my person. And the worst episodes i have with. Ptsd is when my children especially caitlyn our daughter when she reaches those age those ages where you've espn we. We had talked about this a little bit today. As we're preparing for the podcast but it was as a recall kind of like the same ages or proxy ages where something traumatic happened in your own childhood right so so then. My brain is like imagine that happening to kaitlin. Imagine that having to our son. Christopher and then it's like this overwhelming like it's not a mama bear feeling is a mama dragon. And it's like i will. I will died to protect but at the same time. It's then there's this the the little girl in me is like. How could my mom have let that happen. How could my dad have let that happen. Where was the the parental. where were they. Why did these things even happened. That i have this trauma but we're all human doing the best. We can now. That i'm older i can. I can look at my pass without being completely angry with my parents because they were just doing their best as well. Sure sure so. 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That will significantly reduce your stress anxiety. And if you think one on one attention could be the way for you. You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today. Alright so here we are back. Second half of the show here with my wife patricia talking about mental health. And it's okay. She's looking at me right now. She's like oh just made a noise like it's okay. Well we'll cleared up. It's fine and so so anyway so here talking to my wife patricia about mental health and about her own challenges and struggles with it. And so obviously there's no one in your corner so to speak. I mean there's the stigma associated with it but there's also no one kind of coaching. You through this of like okay. Well if this isn't working here's what you do right not currently. I've had counselors in the past. You know and they've we've tried to work through things. I have been the hospital couple of times. And i think there's a lot of people who mean well but it doesn't mean it's going to work for you and so i feel it's important that people understand that if you do have a mental illness. It's okay to research an advocate for yourself. You don't have to wait on a doctor or counselor or someone who you feel like is more intelligent or just because they have letters after their name that they know you better than you do feel free. No not feel free. Please speak for yourself. that's huge. That is so huge. And i think that advocating for yourself is such a critical element of getting the help you need. Because when i think of veterans who are struggling right. You know whether whether it's a physical health or mental health concern. They know themselves like better than anyone else knows them and so when they go to the doctor when i as a veteran go to the doctor i have an obligation to myself right to be as honest and as really a as direct as i can like look. This is the problem. This is how. I'm feeling. I'm here for you to help me fix it right. But then there's the stigma especially in the military community. Where if something isn't working right in your brain you're not working right. Oh absolutely that is the stigma is is really and i think the worst thing about mental health diagnoses today at least in america. If not all over the world it absolutely needs to be normalized that your your brain is an oregon and just like your heart and all your heart muscle but you could knees your liver. If any of those things were failing if they weren't working like they were supposed to have so many people around you. Hey what can i do for you. What can i do for your family. Could i get my blood tested to see if i could be donor. How in the world could make your life better but you hear someone is in a three month depressive episode and they can't even get out of bed. I don't see people lining up with casseroles. I don't know. I don't see that happening. You know if you have to leave an event because you had an anxiety attack there's whispers. There's not help this is strong. It is so strong. And there's a you know within the military there is a fear and i will say rightly so that if you say hey i have this particular mental condition it can potentially impact your career and in the civilian world because well as a mom i if another mom i don't know maybe somebody's going to hear this and maybe they don't want their kids hanging out but as a mom you think. Oh can this person actually take care of my kid. While i'm away or is everything issue going to be too overwhelmed. Is she going to have some kind of attack. That i don okay. If you know somebody like that. Just educate yourself right and know that that person wouldn't take on that responsibility if they didn't feel they could handle it. Yeah absolutely and you know. That's a critical point to is. There is so much misinformation out there about mental health. And you know here's the thing. Hollywood doesn't help and i'm not going to rant. I'm not. I'm not trying to say like oh. Don't make movies about people with mental conditions. You know but there is this you know. The joker movie that just came out with a joaquin phoenix. That's joker yeah. Okay so you know. He obviously has a mental health problem. It looks like severe depression and he turns out to be this mass murderer. Right and so people associate edison. He's bipolar but go ahead. Fair enough fair enough so people associate those mental health conditions with something so extreme that they saw on a screen or read an article. now there are extreme cases. it's true. I mean you can't just say that that. No one is that bad off but there are people that bad off that they're not usually the people who look like they're doing okay. There those the people who are really struggling there are more signs right than than you just meeting them. Like if i just walked up to you and said hi. My name's patricia. Perkin tie you doing. You would never think i had five mental disorders right. You know someone. who's that far gone. You know they're going to be showing signs. Oh yeah absolutely for sure for sure and you know the thing is when it comes to mental health when it comes to you know having a a severe enough level of mental health challenges concerns whatever. You wanna call them. If you don't have an official diagnosis right there are so many. I guess levels is probably the best way to put it of of severity. Because you know like saying. Hey i'm feeling depressed for a couple of weeks is a far cry from major depressive disorder right okay. Yeah may i believe probably should have been a little more research but it would be depressed for at least six months before. It is a clinical diagnosis. And so there's going to be events someone dies. A friend moves away. You have to switch jobs then you could go through a you know a few days or a week of feeling depressed. That's normal. yeah exactly. That's the normal depression. That's not the go quick. It'll medication so you can feel better. That's right it's just a normal life happens and you get down and i've even had people say to me. Well you know you have a lot of stuff. You're very blessed. You have a nice home. You have a great husband. Smart kids you you you have you have you have you have. That has nothing to do. With what my brain is doing. I have the intelligence to know that. I a blessed person a blessed individual but that does not mean that my brain is going to let me enjoy all the time. Yeah that's so true. That is so true. And so i just saw an article earlier today from cnbc said fifty one percent of young americans are struggling with mental health. Fifty one percent. I can believe and i think a lot of that if i can just put in. My personal opinion is social media. I'm sure you constantly see people who are throwing up. There highlight reels on instagram. And some of them still on facebook and then those who are throwing out things on twitter but there you're not getting their whole life you don't read what's actually going on. I mean if people looked at my facebook they would see highlights. Because i want to show the good. I don't want to show the days. I don't wanna get out bed. Showed the days where. I'm like begrudgingly. Driving my kids to school because i have to. I'm an adult to do these things. You don't see those things and especially the generation under us. They're so obsessed with social media that they think that's real life. I mean i have a good life. But it's not insta worthy like everything. I do isn't gonna be popping up on instagram. Because it's not real life right. That's just advertising then like you said it's just highlights right. Yeah and so. I want to go back to the stigma piece for just a minute. Because that's a piece that i'm really passionate about and you know in the military you know being healthy being fit to fight. That's part of the job if you're broken your broken leg unit can't use you to go to war right. You have to get that leg fixed. I if you're broken mentally your unit may not be able to use you to go to war because like there's something wrong with you and like the. The thing is with the stigma. It's okay in you know outside of the military that things that your body or your brain is not working like it's supposed to and i've heard so many veterans so min- countless veterans really be rating their brothers and sisters in arms when they talk about having. Ptsd like your combat. Experience was different than mine. Therefore you don't have ptsd or you can't be depressed or you can't be anxious like you're just whining because you want to get paid from the va. You want the va to take care of you. That's ridiculous it. It really is our veterans out there who just looking for that that extra little bit of money out a month sure. There are but by and large the majority of veterans who who are having the courage to stand up and say. Hey i got something wrong in my brain. It's not working like supposed to. They should be applauded and say you know what that is. Surreal courage that you having right now to go and say i need help. Yes it takes a ton of courage and just in time out of being a military spouse and then my time out of it and interacting with veterans and even people who are still currently serving. They they have these but they don't even know how to say it out loud. They will become an alcoholic. But there's nothing wrong with me. I had no problem with war. Or when they get out of the military you know they get hooked on drugs. Oh in the military didn't affect me very much. I'll have i don't have any. Ptsd that that crazy stuff you know or all of a sudden. They're wife isn't good enough. Their kids aren't good enough and they want to be away from them at all times. They don't want that interaction but they say they're fine because they're afraid to say i might be broken inside and might need some help. So instead of having the courage to say that they are literally ruining their lives in other ways right what alcohol would drugs with breaking up their homes with neglecting their responsibilities. That's may there's so much i want to. I want to fix it right. I want to fix the stigma. Problem wanted but there is no easy way to do it. But i think what we're doing right here is having the conversation for the world to hear that. Look it's not just veterans. It's not just veteran spouses. It's according to that article. Fifty one percent of young americans who are struggling with some sort of mental health condition right regardless of what title you go by better in active duty man woman boy girl. Mental health is no respecter of persons. I'm sorry mental illness right. No you're right and mental health needs. You know it doesn't matter who you are. What are what color you are just like any like. I said any other body part in any other thing. That may need attention. Don't be afraid to give it that attention. Don't be afraid to speak up and speak out. Don't let the stigma hold down. Yeah for sure so from our conversation today. I know we're running up on time. So we're gonna wind this down and you know. Obviously you and. I have talked about this a lot and me in the future. I'm sure we will get you back on the show and talk and talk about about this and how fixing your life especially how the team s treatment is grain because he you know. I'm not afraid to talk about right. My inner demons especially can help somebody else. I feel like i feel like god puts us through situation so that we can help other people and if we can't take the bad and turn it around and help someone than what's it for and i have to have faith that it's it's to help others. Sure sure so. We have alluded to these three big takeaways right like the big takeaways from this episode. We've alluded to them throughout the episode. We've talked about them. We've even said them but remind us remind listeners. What those big three takeaways are from listening to this. I would say the first one is to advocate for yourself like i said. Don't be to research. Don't be afraid to figure out what might work for you. Ask for the jewish site testing. Ask for even if you've been on medication for a long time talking about the s you know there are other ways to go about it than just constantly saying in that cycle of pill after pill after pill with no results there. There is light at the end of the tunnel. So don't be afraid to say. Hey i think this might help me. What do you think. Don't wait on them. The second one i would say is. Don't let the stigma prevent you from seeking help Let's there is nothing wrong with you. If you have mental illness nothing like innately wrong review. You are just a person who is struggling and number three. I would say no that you are not alone like you were saying that article fifty one percent of young americans. This isn't even us. The older americans during these are young americans who were struggling. You're not alone. find group. fine fine started group. It right to you know. Don't don't stay alone either. When you isolate yourself things. Things often get worse so definitely seek out others who may have similar problems going on that you can talk through to to have some sort of accountability with and accountability is huge. It is huge and those are the three big ones. But i wanted to add one more. And it's something that i've done personally and it has to do with what i was talking about with social media and it's so funny because our pastors just said at this sunday delete block. You do not have to look at sally. Suzy sampson's and wish it was yours. Delete her blocking her. If if watching her highlight reel is taking your joy. Delete her if mr man who has it all together all the money all the muscles and the most beautiful wife you've ever seen if that stealing your joy delete him bought him because you need to focus on you and yours is so good. That is so so good so patricia. It is been an amazing conversation with you. I wanna thank you personally. Thank you for your courage to come on the show and talk about not just health in general but your own mental health your own struggles with the diagnoses. You know you've had hospital stays as a result had so many things going your life and so thank you so much for talking about this important topic with us you know. We all have a lot of questions but the most important question you can ask yourself is. This have accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus christ and before we go one thing. Patricia wanted me to point out was earlier. she referenced. cpt. St and she called it childhood. Ptsd it is actually complex. Ptsd would she informed me of later in complex. Ptsd is brought about from long term trauma that might be physical emotional sexual abuse own going childhood neglect things like that. It could even be a prisoner of war type of situation that brings about complex. Ptsd so just clarification. There that that was what she was referencing in the second. Half of the episode. You may have heard probably did hear a lot of clicking in the background while that clicking was my burien husky running around on a hardwood floor and unfortunately we can't edit that out he just kind of made a cameo appearance on the podcast so that dog is the way i deal with my ptsd and depression having a pet. It just helps a lot so anyway. Thank you so much for listening. It has been a joy sharing our hearts with you today. Be sure to check us out on social media. We at facebook at courage to fight again. Instagram also occurred to fight again and twitter at courage again and check us out on our website at courage to fight again dot com a whole lot. More resources there well until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.
A Prayer for When You Don't Feel Worthy of Prayer
"Era when you don't feel worthy of prayer by liz conroy. Lettuce us with confidence. Draw near to the throne of grace. Hebrews four sixteen god does not wear your actions and set your sin on a scale to see if you're worthy of approaching him. If i send level mattered the no one would ever be worthy. But because of jesus. Christ when god looks at us he sees his sons sin lewis light and innocent sacrificed therefore because of the gospel. We are free to approach god and communicate with him when isaiah was brought before the lord in isaiah six. He fell down at his own unworthiness and could not look at god. Isaiah had no merit to earn god's favor but through a gift. God made isaiah righteous just as god removed isaiah's guilt with burning coal. He removes your guilt with the blood of his son. The gift is a one time gift. You are made guiltless in god's eyes however since those saved by christ still live in a fallen world we still fall prey to sin when we pray for forgiveness. It draws away from sin and pulls us closer to god and when we pray often we think about sin less. Don't let sin keep you from prayer if you haven't prayed today or in. Weil take five minutes today and close your eyes. Thank god for who he is and who he's made you to be asked him to forgive any sin in your life especially the sin that's been holding you back from him. Let his love whore over you and refresh you
A highlight from Under My Skin
"Hey, how're you doing this morning. Good to have you back. And I hope you're ready for today. It's going to be an interesting day. Today is going to be the day that I do something that most people don't expect or don't like prisons to do because it seems so out of character for Christian but bear in mind now. There is such thing as righteous indignation but see. That doesn't come from the Christian. That actually comes from one. That Christian spends most of his time with being christ and quite frankly no Christian can really ever admit to having anything rightist in and of itself because it doesn't exist so when we do talk about things or Point things out. That isn't right away. Like I'm going to do today is basically going to run . But here's the thing is about things that are as anti-god as you can get and don't get me wrong. There's nothing in me. That is absolutely rises. Accept cries to his Emmy and who by the way is quite righteous enough to point out sayings that I'm going to talk about today and the thing is it's not about being a hypocrite. Because i will be the first one to tell you that. I have a hard time sometimes walking Christian wall because god does set the bar pretty high however he does make it possible to reach that ball whether we reach that bar at any particular time is entirely up to us and because of this war with the place that kind of complicates things a little bit but it does get better with time so I guess what I'm trying to say is once a person an one who is lost approaches the cross in total repentance and accept Jesus as the savior that does not mean that person just became one hundred percent perfect. If that person lived as chris for the next two hundred years he would be nowhere near perfection. so I'm just saying that is the beginning of moran. I'll go into it later. But the idea is to remember first of all one who is saved still has to war with the old self because you know his mind and his flesh is still pretty. Well existent okay. And as far as perfection goes no human being on the face of the planet war ever be perfect in this place in this world. So you know. I think. I'm saying that more because more than anything. Because I'm getting tired of being called a hypocrite because are not made. But I'm speaking of the Christian body of people calling Christians hypocrites because we still deal with the human element and the people that do this. Talk about our hypocrisy. I mean I'm assuming this because you know what God expects of us. And I'm just to say you now. If you know what God expects of you, then you can't take the spec out of anybody else's I when you got a beaming your wrong. So let's try to put a lid on that. But i'll be back in just a few minutes and i'm going to discuss a few things and i hate to even admit it but i saw i've been seeing things on Facebook and I say things you know walking down the street or in the grocery store i hear things all the time on. It really gave me Fired up I'm not gonna lie. Gets me fired up. But i will say this before. I decided to do anything with this show today. Operate about it so you're going to get inside of me today. I hope. But I'm still going to discuss a few of these things because I think we really need to pay attention to these things and yes I'm gonna run about it but don't worry it won't be so bad if already prayed about it. I've calmed down a little bit right now. I am going to take a brief break. Lou recess at you will. I'll be right back. They'll go away. I
The Art of Releasing Your Faith
"For practical example. The bible says this is what faith faith is the title deed. It's the confirmation. It's the proof that i have what god says i can have and it doesn't matter if i don't see it if i can't feel it i've got it and really the truth does is this right. Here is our title deed to every promise of god it is written in. That faith is a creative force if actually goes out into the spirit realm when you pray and you say and you add that obedient action that faith words are powerful and they got into the spirit realm and they start releasing. The power of gotten things begin to happen. Let's just take for a minute. My life are you can take any one of your lives. I've actually been a christian for a long long time. I received christ when i was nine years old. But i didn't know anything i was. I never had any education. I wasn't permitted to go to church and lived in the midst of tremendous unbeliev. So i didn't really ever understand what i had. But i look back now and i know that that god was with me and the thing you have to understand is when you receive. Christ he comes to stay with you. He said i will never leave you nor forsake you but low. I'll be with you. Always even unto the ends of the earth and i was in a terrible mess and my childhood and just had so many devastating things happen to me. Sexual abuse verbal abuse abandonment betrayal. Just one after another. So let's just let it suffice to say that. By the time. I was young adult. I was just really messed up. I married the first guy that came along when i was eighteen. He had a lot of problems that lasted five years and it was just another five-year nightmare than i finally met dave meyer. And we've been married for now. Forty three years.
S6 E9 - How to identify what you are passionate about
"This is the we served now. What podcast and if you're anything like me you've had a ton of questions after leaving the military and the lack of answers has left you frustrated and probably a little confused. This show is here to help you make sense of the craziness that is post military life so you can turn your post military life into your best life. Money was aaron perkins a. Us army combat veteran husband to a beautiful wife. Daddy to amazing kiddos and on this episode of the show. I want to talk to you about identifying your passion in life and how you do that. That's a big question. I think we all have even if we haven't put into so many words like how do identify my passion in life. It's like well aaron. Who are you to talk about identifying passion. Well number one. I've identified my own number two. I developed a process to do just that net processes called the nine line framework which i put into the book called resolve. That is just a step by step guide for you. The veteran to help you to rediscover purpose meaning and you guessed it. Passion in your post military life before i dive into the episode today. I want to take a few minutes until you a little story. I myself love stories. I love hearing them. And i love telling them and this story is really near and dear to my heart because it's about my son. His name is christopher and you may have heard me talk about him on the show before But this story. I've never actually shared on the show because actually just happened about a week or two ago and my son christopher almost twelve years old. he's a normal kid. Not a huge fan of school. Really good in school gets really good grades Does everything well is i. I don't know if i would say popular. But you know people like him he. He's just a normal kid. And he. And i we have this unique Father son relationship. I mean we joke around a lot. We have a very very similar Sense of humor. So we have memes that will share back and forth and that's actually across our entire family that we can laugh at together and everything but this story about his passion for video games. Now you might be thinking well yeah. He's eleven year old boy. eleven year. Old kid boy girl the one but he's eleven year old kid and he loves video games. Yeah what kid doesn't we're here's the thing. He is not just passionate about video games. He is passionate about tech in school and his technical classes studying python programming language. He studying java script and his his his little techy and he loves the technical aspect of it. Well there's this that he has for one of his platforms. And it's called beets saber. You may have heard of it. It's on playstation four for vr. And it's on oculus quest to In fact every year. we're pretty much every year. We get a family gift at christmas and this past year. The family gift that we all could use was the oculus quest to and that is a a virtual reality gaming system. That's fully wireless but the headset on. Hold the controllers and you could just play play games fun and while he has been absolutely just going nuts over this thing having so much fun with it. Well again. this game beats saber. You can create your own levels if you modify the game and there is no right or wrong i should. There is a right or wrong way to do it but there is no manual that you can look at and say okay. This is how you modify find the game. So he gets on discord. he's he finds Some experts who know about modifying the game he chats with him for hours. Some of some of them are as friends he's he's played games with everything and he's talking to them. Like how do i modify this game. What do i need to do. He figures out the programs. He needs to us figures out how to roll the game back to a previous edition. Now he knows how to launch the game with these modifications so he can play his own levels on the game. Keep in mind. This had nothing to do with school this nothing to do with any requirement. This was just something that he wanted to do something that he is naturally gifted at and naturally naturally passionate about and that is that's what that's one of the things i wanna point out here. Today is your passion in life is most likely going to be something that you are naturally geared toward you are naturally good at and maybe even it may even be something that you have spent a lot of time practicing and preparing at and you've spent a lot of time working on developing that skill. It could be anything from woodworking to the medical field to an to. I'm the the passion ideas for your life are virtually endless. But you heard me referenced. The nine line framework earlier. And as i look at this nine line framework. You know again. It's it's this step by step guide. It is the process that helps you rediscover passion in your life after the military. And i look at these these lines in here. These chapters and the storage is told about my son. I can see him in these chapters. I can see how his passion is coming out just in the things that he is naturally doing now in the last episode i mentioned and talked about quite a bit actually line four. Which is what is my personality type. you know. why does it matter. And it's not even so much. Why does it matter. But how does that. Impact me and my passion and my purpose for life. And so i'm going to touch on line for a little bit today but i want to give you some examples from line five later in the show about discovering that passion in your life but line four again i used sixteen personalities dot com. You can go there right now. You can take this free assessment to figure out to learn what your personality type is and again that is not the only tool you can use you. Can use myers briggs. You can use the disk assessment. There are so many tools you can use to figure out your personality because in the military unless you are you had a way different experience than i did. They really ask you. What your what your passion was or even more specifically. They didn't ask what your personality was. Just said hey here the jobs you can pick from pick a job do your job and then you go your military career and you get out and now you're here listening to this show and saying man. How do identify my passion in life. What is it that i am passionate about. How do i find that. Well you'll hear me say this more than once. Pick up a copy of the resolve book. That is really your first step to figuring out your passion and your purpose and your meaning in your life after the military but again light for just goes over. What is your personality type. It walks you through that process of discovering who you are and who you're meant to be and line five asks another question it says what do i have to offer. And that's very specific to you. What do you have to offer the world. Because i believe that. A life focused on making a difference in the world as a life worth living. I think that's really what we're all after is that we want to make a difference. Maybe it's just in our own personal lives. Maybe it's in the lives of our friends or family or our church or our school whatever it may be or or if your teacher may be your students you want to make that positive impact and so line five walks you through that process of figuring out what it is that you have to offer so coming up after the break. That's what i'm going to talk about. I'm gonna share some examples and walk you through blind five and sharing this for free and you can pick up a copy of the book on amazon or on kerr's to fight again dot com but i'm gonna share the the line five here with you and some examples that can help you figure out what it is you are passionate about in your life. That's after the break. Stay with us. Many americans today. Don't realize the stress and anxiety they feel is most likely because of their finances according to bankrate.com more than six out of ten people couldn't cover a one thousand dollar emergency seven out of ten. Don't budget regularly. An eight out of ten are living paycheck to paycheck to these describe you. Are you ready to live like others. Can't too many make the mistake of budgeting their lifestyle instead of budgeting their basic needs. I my friend. Marco over at mc business lab has a simple process to automate the basic things. You need to live and then never looking at one of those bills again. Head over to live like others can't dot com to get on the wait list for his own line course to learn this automation skill. That will significantly reduce your stress and anxiety. And if you think one on one attention could be the way for you. You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today all right so as we go into these examples. I want you to have an open. Mind here right some of these examples. You may not even thought of. But i i want you to keep in mind that some of these may not apply to you. Some of the may apply to you perfectly but before we get into those examples and went to review. Read you this quote from a retired general martin. Dempsey actually had him on the show. A few seasons ago A great conversation. You can go check that out. He talks about you know continuing to provide leadership in your post military life again. If you don't know years he is the former or the lissi would number was of eighteenth chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and so again great guy. We had a great conversation. Should go check that out. But i want to read you a quote. He said sometimes we wait for thunderclaps drum rolls and clearly on calls to alert us to what's important when actually it's most often the subtle and persistent signals around us. That make the most difference. I want you to think about that for a minute when you think about your passion and life and what. You are naturally geared toward what are those subtle and persistent signals. So in in the book. I talk about the subtle and persistent signal. I got even as a child as a teenager. Really that writing is something i am. Naturally gifted at is something. I'm naturally good at in fact My mother found a poem that i had written She was cleaning. My room was teenagers. Don't ask me why she was cleaning my room and she didn't make me do it but i'm very grateful for her but she was cleaning my room and she comes into the room and she sees this poem that i wrote and when i get home from school she asked me about it. She says hair. Where did you copy this phone for. Almost didn't copy it. I wrote it. And i'm all of a sudden proud of myself because see my mother had always been this voracious reader with a strong command of the english language so hearing her say something like that. Which implied the poem was of this incredibly high quality right. It has stuck with me to this day. That aaron you you're naturally gifted at that and that the poetry. It wasn't anything i had to do. It was something i had in my head and maybe even my heart and just wrote it down. It was something. I felt naturally wrong to do. Just like my son was naturally drawn to develop this modification for this game and figure out all the additional software he needed and how to modify it and how to play the game afterward. I was actually drawn to writing so in that case even though my son and i we get along great and we have great father son relationship were way different as far as our passions. Go and that's okay. It's the thing is my. My writing skills are they. Were constantly improving through my life and the funny thing is even as i wrote the book wonder like am i the most qualified person to to write this book. Maybe maybe i am gifted at writing right. Maybe i am good at this. But am i the most qualified person and so why do i tell you this right. I tell you this. Because i want you to realize something that i'm still learning myself. The skills you have are probably around eighty percents better than you actually think. I want to say that again. The skills that you have are probably around eighty percent better than you actually think. Now what are get the eighty percent number. You know statistically they say what is seventy. Six percent of statistics are made up on the spot. I will say this. Evidence is more inaccessible and nature. But the things you are passionate about. You are geared toward learning more about it it just this natural thing. It's not something that you can really force. Can you learn things and learn more about Passions in your life. of course. you can't can you learn how to take care of the zales in your garden or in your new hangar. The year rose garden right. Is rose garden on. That makes sense but i looked at my window and saw zulia so i i mentioned it so it. Can you learn about that. Scher will you be passionate about it. Maybe you can develop a passion for it but passionate in your life is is this area of your life. That's built in. Its this natural part view. And so where do you go from here right. What are those examples that promised you a before we get into those examples. I want to share with you just a few questions that you can write down to ask yourself and you can kind of fill these out like to help you figure out where you go from here and figure out what it is you have to offer the world so the first question goes right along the lines of my story. I just told about not only about my son but about myself. I have always been good at blank. Fill in the blank there. What is it that you have always been good at something. That seems easy for you for me. It was english and grammar and for my son. Tech is easy for him. Technologies easy for him super easy a he is are basically our systems administrator at the house. he knows so much about For my daughter the things she is naturally good at and she finds easy music. She finds that incredibly easy from wife. She finds the medical field incredibly easy to pick up on. And it's not because it's not challenging to learn it's because we have a passion for those particular things in our lives. Here's a second question you can ask yourself. I don't know why. But i really just enjoy doing the following things and then list those things what things that you do really bring you joy for me. It's writing it's crafting something from nothing. It's looking at this blank page and putting words on it and impacting the world with a those words. And let's see what's the next one number three this. This is kind of long ones. All probably read it a couple of times. I never thought about what. I'm naturally good at and what i enjoy until what so for this question. Think of a time your life in which our knowledge or skills or ability was needed. Think of a time when you were able to use it and you suddenly realized that brought you joy so i to read that one again and explain that a little more. I never thought about what. I'm naturally good at and what i enjoy until this particular event in my life. I never thought about me being really good at writing until my mother when i was fourteen. Fifteen years old picked up that poland in my room and said hey this is really good. Where did you copy this from. I never thought about that. My son may not have ever thought about how good he is attack. Until i pointed it out and said dude that is amazing that you figure that out on your own you contact the experts in and you did everything needs to do on your own and so when you think we think of that like okay. I never thought about what i'm naturally good at. And what i enjoy until a particular event in your life and you think about when your knowledge or your skills or abilities were needed and and then you say okay. I was able to use it at that point in my life and then you suddenly realize man that made me feel really good. That brought me joy. That was dare. I say it fun and a lot of times. We as adults we. We tend to tend to think like well. You know i'm an adult. I don't need to have funding more. I shouldn't be having fun anymore. I'm more focused on business and and making money taking care of my family. Those are all great things but at the end of the day passion following that passion pursuing that passion your life a lot of times what it feels like is fun just a lot of fun number four thing. You can ask yourself. I was able to make a difference in a person's life by using one or more of my unique abilities which not only made a difference but it brought me joy as well and the question is list those skills or abilities that you use to impact someone's life or to make a difference in the world for me. They'll be writing for my son that might be tech my daughter that might be music for my wife that might be the medical field. So there's so many things that again virtually unlimited number of things where you can find passion in your life and it's those things that you are naturally geared toward they. Here's a few examples. I'm going to review these for you just to give you a sense of where you can find passion in your life and don't get caught up on the stories themselves. I want you to imagine yourself. What is it that you personally find your passionate about. Here's example number one. I was a cormon in the navy. And i learned a lot about helping others in times of medical crisis. I found so much joy. In this. I knew my job well and i knew i was making a difference. Pretty simple right pretty direct and so this person says hey. I knew what i was doing was making a difference. And i found joy in it. Here's another really good one along the video games. A video games idea. I love playing video games call of duty fortnight minecraft you name it. I get a sense of joy out of playing them and truth be told. I'm pretty good at it. My unique personality which i found in line for which i now understand. It equips me well as a teacher and so a combined those elements to start a video game players club in my community. We get together. We eat snacks. Play video games. Hold tournaments and get to know each other better. It's such a great time. And i love it. So being a woman in the navy versus playing video games way different right but still these people can find passion in these things see. Here's a here's another one very a very hands on example. I've never really enjoyed school or sitting in the classroom. But one thing i do enjoy working with my hands getting my hands dirty now that i know my unique personality type again that he learned in line for i understand more about wild like this type of work and why i tend to dislike sitting in the classroom. I love solving problems. I distinctly remember one time when my elderly neighbors toilet was leaking. She asked me. If i knew someone who could help and gladly volunteered myself. I checked out the situation figured out what. The problem was unseated. The toilet installed a new wax ring and reseeded the toilet. She was so grateful. And i had fixed a problem for her. I felt really good about myself. That's huge The the the What do you call it. The joy the inner joy that comes from making a positive difference in someone else's life is absolutely huge. Now here's here's the last example share with you because we're running up on time but this one. I really liked this one. Because i have a dog. I love my dog and a lot of you probably have pets as well but this one says. I am a pet whisper. Yes it may sound silly to some. But i have an incredible heart for dogs cats birds and just about any other animal who is suffering or quote unquote down on their luck. In fact i have adopted two dogs and two cats. I've them better lives. This has been so rewarding to me and it is a passion. I continue to pursue. See the thing is there is not one specific passion that we are all going to find fulfilling the passion in your life is going to be your own. Here's the last thing. I want to share with you how we are built as humans. We're designed to live our best life in the context of relationships with other people. I to say that again as humans. We're are designed to live our best lives in the context of relationships with other people. You know chances are we're not all going to be billionaires or a world famous politicians. Are you know billboard topping musicians but we can all make a difference when we find that passion in our lives. We all have a lot of questions but the most important question you can ask yourself is this have. I accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus christ. I hope you enjoyed this episode. Hope it's been helpful for you and that you've learned at least a little bit about identifying that passion in your life again you can pick up a copy of the resolve book at courage to fight again dot com or on amazon and i will share those links in the show notes as i typically do. Leave us a review. I tunes at definitely helps so much. Of course follow social media kurds. Finding in dot com is our website. Thank you so much for listening. We will see you next time.
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"christ" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"Tho full outfit all that's that's that something as well, you know, but false accuser false accusation is worse than slander, you know, because a lot of people can slander people better for a cancellation is generally more malicious and it's more Thought out you know slander is just you can be foul mouth, you know towards people a lot of foods and idiots even children can be foul-mouthed, you know doesn't mean the the same as false accusation false false accusation the point where the false accusation is that you know that it's not true. And you're doing it to them. So it's an act in an evil act that you're doing towards someone. That you know, so and this is not in the their Bible. They don't have any guidance for it. You know. I think false accusation is much worse than full of slander because slander is just someone who is slanderous. You know, it's just People know their Slanders and they railers and they just avoid them but false accusation the point with false accusation your point that Jesus Christ said call them vipers pigs and dogs and so on and he was not full of slander. You see how they they remove Jesus Christ from the Bible. By doing these kind of changes. But Jesus would never have falsely accused anyone would he you know? So you see here that the full circulation is by its very nature against the spirit of Truth. There is such a thing as the spirit of Truth and that spirit is Jesus Christ. You see how they how they have removed this. They remove Jesus Christ. We have been given. Thank God given the King James Bible and I can conclude from this video so that even the old Swedish Bible the call Gustavo that I have is not a good enough. To be used with Swedish people, so I don't recommend any other Bible than the King James nowadays. though they claim that there exists Bible's in Spanish Chinese and Arabic I think and 4C I think and That are good compared that are correct as the King James. But and in German, you know, but in Swedish, I don't think maybe even in Danish. You know, so I'm going to end now so. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ commanded Yankee Spirits to go out to each and every person who listens to any part of this audio or what is any part of this video? Okay, so I'm live again here. I'm going to do a quick little video talking about..
"christ" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"Hello. Okay so I won't give him you my testimony. Saved in. September two thousand sixteen. Beginning September two thousand sixteen. That's when I started to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. And I was saved by. Simply believing in Jesus Christ. And since then I've been reading my my Bible every day. I. Think it is every day. In Mayo two, thousand, seventeen I discovered. The King James Bible and that's when it really took off for me. When I discovered the king, James Bible, and since then I've since the May two thousand seventeen, I've been reading the kingdom's bar before now we're every day. and. I live by faith. Ever since then. And we shouldn't talk about the time before our. Our Salvation you know it's it's the post and. but salvage is by grace through faith in Christ alone. and. It's not a works. As a Sade Christian, it benefits us to to to live by faith. You know to to read our Bible every day. The King James Bible at because we can grow. As say Christian when we read our Bible every day. If you don't read your. Bible every day. You won't grow you know. So that was. Sad may two thousand, seventeen I started to read the King Games and? September two, thousand, sixteen, I got saved now a days when I make this recording this. It is almost timbre it distance I think that like the twenty. Fourth of Woolworth's store something two, thousand, and twenty. So I will must be safe now for four years almost. Four years and. In the beginning, I was a member of of some churches. I initially. I wasn't a member when I could save but I became a member after I got saved. Over Church Another church also. But was part of you could say for why? And I guess I actually was most Porto Bible Studies in third. Church also. You can say that I. would. That was basically the first two years? I would say In two thousand. And Eighteen. No two, thousand and eighteen. Yeah. No tooth two, thousand, eighteen. I started to leave. Leave the churches. and. One choice I left permanently in no actually it was in May two, thousand, nine now January two, thousand, nine, nine, left one of the churches. That's it. And then. In October two, thousand, nine, I left the other. And you know now now I don't even enter short use because they are Mian and I think that. By. When they are on free grace, the churches. I don't think it's good to be there because they have. I would say that there are people running it. It's it's you get you get unclean spirits. Fellow Shipping spirits and. So I left the churches. Kingdoms Bible and. That's basically you know I've. I've come to grown in my faith. In the beginning I didn't really. Realize how I should. Everything I had a lot of. Faulty doctorine and stuff. Ideas. Eventually I realized that. We should take the scripture. We shouldn't We should just trust scripture and that's all you know we we trust the script it's not about. You know condemning people being nice to people is just trusting scriptures. It's that's the way it is an and. But misinterpreted scripture one once I was in the churches, it was difficult to correctly interpret scripture. And that's interesting actually that the actually have to physically churches I think to. Interpret the Scripture correctly now. I have no experience over any free grace churches. I have no experience when King, inspired Baloney Churches. So I call and speak. About charges. I leave in the European Union and the kind of churches have been calling with has been. have been million Well, basically, there's been Lutheran one and. You know the rest have been. Armenian you could say PENTECOSTAL and. based basically churches based on a methodist. You could click that come out of the methodist. And I think. That when they were not they, they're not correct on the Gospel A. That could be it. You know that that but also when they don't use the right Bible. You know they they use in Sweden the Bible's that I used to basically like the. So you have. But I don't know really I the Lord I don't know everything about the reasons behind everything but I do know that once I left the churches stoked physically entering the church is a lot of my trouble. Sold itself it just sold itself by itself. And I had. My. Life a lot better than I can say. Okay. So now it's soon four years I'd been saved. So. Yeah. I was thinking gears. Do this little short to quick testimony and. In the name of Jesus, Christ Kemondo yarn conspiracy throughout the each and every person. That listens to this..
"christ" Discussed on Jesus is the Christ
"Okay. So I'm going to try to preach here a little sermon. And First of all. I want to say that the new Jesus Christ. The Lord and Savior. He's the savior and you believe in him. That's. The simplicity of faith you know. More complicated than that. And people play mother wise. Might end up being. Wrong and regretting eventually. Because the pool said. God forbid that I glory. In anything else. But, the Cross of Christ. You know. What he took on that cross when He. The son of God died on the cross for our scenes. was buried and resurrected again and that's. What is awaiting us. Four also or those his sheep who believe in him? For All those who believe in him. That's more of weight Ding us. The Gospel. Is The Lord. Jesus Christ as died for our sins on the cross being buried. And resurrected on the third day. And all those who believe in Him receive a free gift of Eternal Life in heaven. But? There's going to be many. False prophets out there. Who are going to try to? Nail you to the wall for saying this. Just like they did to the Lord Jesus Christ. And, you won't be able to convince them. That, you're right. Because They hate you. They hate your guts. And they hate you for for Saying this because they want what you have. They want. It on the lights, because these are lost, people who Will attack you for preaching the Gospel the foolishness preaching. Because it can be foolishness to preach because people attack you. Stephan preached. And they stone him to death. Pool was stoned also. Jesus was crucified, you know. So preaching the Gospel The True Gospel can cost you your life. and. You might be hated. By people? But the true goes believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for your sins being buried and resurrected on the third day. And if you believe in him, he received the free gift of Eternal Life in heaven..
"christ" Discussed on Christ is the Cure
"Titus two thirteen says waiting for our blessed. Hope the appearing of the glory of our great God and savior Jesus Christ. Now, usually Greek grammars often reference your two point that Jesus is being referenced as both God and savior. By the contacts can indicate this as well policy speaking on Saint affiliation here prior. And then he moves on to return to the hearing of Jesus here. Peter and second Peter one one St. something similar by the righteousness of God and savior Jesus Christ. These are insists were Thales or God is directly used of Christ. But let's talk about the prominence harm us for Christ in jasmine, which is lowered. So most people are familiar with the fact that Jesus called Lord, and the Greek is curious the term can be used for sir or master just as well in the Greek Old Testament. It was used for the divine name, y'all way. Now, Wayne grew them notes that it was translated into Greek Old Testament as low roughly seven thousand times, this would be well known in Jesus's day in that they used the Greek Old Testament, which if you didn't know is why the Old Testament citations, the New Testament are sometimes translate differently since we recently talked about the incarnation. It has procreate to note that the angels who spoke to the shepherds of Bethlehem for to you is born this day in the city of David a savior who is Christ the Lord now, those who would have heard this would have made that connection that the messiah was coming and that he was called Lord and Luke one forty three we see the similar situation when Lisbeth states why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord succumb for me. Lord contractually. Would it be understood as the ultimate use? Given that Christ was born yet, John the Baptist is probably my favorite ones and referencing to Jesus and quoting Isaiah forty three states prepare the way of the Lord make his paths straight in Matthew three when the quote of Isaiah forty three is a voice cries in the wilderness. Prepare the way of the Lord y'all way here make straight in the desert a highway for our God, not only is Lord here used for Jesus when it's y'all way in the original quotation, but the quotation for Isaiah indicates that the path is being cleared for quote our God. We discussed and an older episode of all the I am statements and how they all referred to the DVD in some shape or form. But the most notable is a personal favorite of mine, which is John eight fifty eight where Jesus states that he listed prior Abraham mistakes. I am which parallels. The word of God in exodus three fourteen. I am who I am. In fact, a number of times Jews, try to stone Jesus for blasphemy if you just trace those moments throughout scripture, you can see that. They understood exactly what he was saying claiming to be equal to God. And that should be noted which can be seen in this context. In verse fifty nine revelation is also one of my favorites. If you don't know that by now because I reference it for the Joe was witnesses revelation twenty to thirteen Jesus states. He is the alpha and omega while God the father in revelation one eighteen seats, I am the iphone a mega this actually goes further. If there is any doubt alpha and omega being the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet make the point God is the first and the last which is also. Blatantly expressed in Isaiah forty four six and forty eight six the former I this is what y'all way says Israel's king redeemer the Lord almighty. I am the first in. I in the last part for me. There is no other gun the ladder. Listen to me. Jacob israel. I have called IM. He I am the first and I am the last..
"christ" Discussed on Cross of Christ Church - Audio
"Fighting against temptation and send will be a distant memory physical sickness will be gone from restored bodies and grief will be turned to joy as we see wrongs made right holidays are particularly painful for many of you the past couple of years i know many in the church have lost loved ones they think about christmas i think about like i miss my grandpa i miss the houston plays accordion for all of us grand kids at christmas time you steve fondue together you tells the christmas story uh but one day i will know jesus christ as he does right now we're my grandfather's worshiping and feasting would jesus without sinn without cancer without the effects of old age face to face when jesus comes again all that has been done wrong will be made right all that has been marred will be restored so advent as a time to reorient ourselves to be reminded of what jesus christ did in his first coming and to have our false hopes exposed and to be pointed towards our ultimate hope to called jesus christ is to say the he alone as the anointed one the mediator to god is to say the he reveals what is true that he alone is the one who brings men to god in the he alone rains and this is how christ has been known since he walked the earth since since the first century to now but it's also to say that our hope is in the christ who reigns and who's coming again.
"christ" Discussed on Cross of Christ Church - Audio
"So calling jews the christ is calling him the anointed one for the jusen jesus tied in this meant they anticipated the christ who be anointed by the holy spirit fulfill the roles perfectly and eternally and these old testament roles foreshadowed the way the jews would fulfill them the hope of interacting with god in a temporary or partial way was coming to an end with the birth of jesus christ the anticipation of jesus first coming for the ancient jews was and one day this will be fulfilled completely you won't have to keep sacrificing over and over and over and over we won't keep having to go through that cycle through profit after profit after profit we won't go from bad king bad came to bad king there will be someone who will fill these roles perfectly so the christ who came jesus shows up and as we sang a few minutes ago he's born not in the palace like a king he's born not in a religiously esteemed family like a priest but he's born in a manger to an unmarried woman in a completely insignificant part of the country be like being born to like a single mom and stockton and he goes have driven through socked and no one stops in stockton you drive through stopped him that's how jesus comes he doesn't come in a royal family he doesn't come in steamed religious family he comes in hugh military and actually in something that would have been a shameful embarrassing circumstance that time and he comes not anointed with oil but he comes anointed with the holy spirit his entire ministry was spirit empowered god was sending a permanent mediator himself would you the shows up in luke.
"christ" Discussed on Cross of Christ Church - Audio
"Well going to look at juice the lam of god and we can look at uses the king of kings and so on this morning we're starting with christ what i wanted to seize the god wants you to know jesus as the christ and more specifically he wants you to know him through jesus christ and the need to say kind of offhand if you are new to christianity if you just don't know that much but i'm your new christian treatment crisis knotted last name christ is a is title it's a it's a role that he was given so let me give you an overview of christ when them will look at jesus as the crisis so hey christ in the new testament the title christ occurs 500 and 14times the love appears you can see behind me how many times two hundred eighty seven times when it comes to christianity most people go christian it's about love we see the word christ shows up almost twice as much can the word forgive shows up seventy seven times most people know that christians were supposed to forgive us christ for gave us as god forgives us because of christ year but he look at how many times it mentions christ god wants you to know something about who jesus is by using that name so many times money is talked about how many times 100 times four four five times more right math gosh this is a bears five times more we see the word christ pop up god is trying to tell us something by using this name entitled for jesus so many times you almost cannot turn a page of the bible without seeing the title christ used for jesus in the gospels matthew and mark begin their gospels with calling jesus christ in this passage that the britney let us through reading and luke two you see the titles the angel gave for jews you will find the savior was born who was christ the lord the gospels begin by by distinct first and foremost this is who he is he's the christ john twenty and thirty one when john i wanna use disciples gives the reason for why he wrote his gospel and disciples give you reason they wanna they want to know why they're writing john.