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"dr dobson" Discussed on Halfway There | Christian Testimonies | Spiritual Formation, Growth, and Personal Experiences with God
"You back on a you know toward true north. You can drift off into a place slowly. I love that casting crowns song right color. Slow fade you know. A man doesn't fail. In day. In i and i was i let myself be the victim of a slow fade because i really had not connected to not who i was but who christ made me to be. If that makes sense makes perfect sense actually think that's a essential part of discipleship right is is Who we decide that. We're going to be your who we become ray so Sounds like you had kind of adopted some some success metrics that were probably from i. I can imagine this true or not but both that sort of midwest protestant work ethic right that we we both grew up in an probably i was all in on the work ethic hundred percent right and then and then what you. I mean. just being a hard charger in the navy. I'm sure that that this things kinda shaped you. So where does that all come to a head what what happened. Well in two thousand eleven I i figured okay everything's missing. I'd started a couple nonprofits. I was on a couple boards. I'm gonna leave this big public company. I'm going to start my own company with some friends. Maybe that's gonna like get everything back on track. And i'm going to build something and so the spring of two thousand eleven. I did that. I made that this big decision. And we're i'm five months into starting a company. So here in colorado eric if you're familiar with the colorado faith and freedom coalition i i. I started that With the help of ralph reed if anybody knows that name from the christian coalition. And through that i got One of the guys i got to know was on the board of family talk. Which was dr. James dobson's new ministry after he left focus and they were doing a retreat up in montana for some board members. Smoke just a small group like fourteen. Fifteen people and i got invited by my friend who was on the board. I'm like wow is cool. I to meet dr dobson and all these amazing people in in september of two thousand eleven. I flipped at great falls montana from here in denver to this ranch that somebody had donated to have a retreat on thursday friday. We're going to be Riding horses to the back of this property to go have lunch and get to know each other A little bit more. I was really looking forward to it..
"dr dobson" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Joni ernst took money from google five thousand dollars. Roger wicker ben sasse. I'm just naming republicans by the way not democrats. Obviously james lankford barosso tillis on the list goes on. Let's let's do some in the house. Kevin brady who's retiring. His kevin brady his whole life was all about cutting corporate taxes for companies. That hate us. Only thing that kevin brady wanted to do. The thing that kevin brady cared about most was. How do i cut taxes for companies. That hate my voters. And we're gonna make america worst place to live. That was kevin. Brady's life mission and boy he got it done. Kevin brady delivered the goods for companies that funded his campaign and he was like you know what my greatest crowning achievement is. I cut corporate taxes from thirty two percent to twenty six percent. Congratulations meanwhile your voters at home. It's harder than ever to have. Children prices are going up. Gas prices are going up. The border is wide open. Our military humiliated in kabul. These companies are crushing us. Online amazon is building warehouses across the country to destroy small businesses and republicans delivered that for them. They delivered it right up and they said congratulations. We are going to give you the biggest corporate tax and out in american history. Why is it that google and these companies have been able to do what they do because every time republicans get political power. We don't do anything to try to create the equivalent of a check and balance against them. That we don't try to create a system where all of a sudden google steps out of line that there's something preventing them from kicking somebody off of youtube kicking somebody off of social media. Alex berenson has been kicked off twitter. Who is new york times reporter before all this started. Steve scalise took ten thousand dollars from louisiana from google from louisiana. Ten thousand dollars. Michael mccall seventy five hundred dollars. Don bacon andy bar all funded by google. Google knows what they're doing here. Do you think they're really donating these candidates because they believe in their world of course not. They're placing bets. Obviously google knows exactly what they're doing here. Google goes in and they will fund candidates and races that are going to be helpful to them through google. Llc net pack that they actually are never have to be investigated or meaningfully subpoenaed on capitol hill republicans play along because republicans care most of them just about getting reelected not about actually protecting their voters or doing what is necessary for the country and i want to read this one email really quick i get i get these these people that email me and very angry. They say hi hon. I'm a boomer and we aren't stupid. We know exactly who the democrats liberals progressive communists are even one basket been fighting them all my life so that was rather insulting comedy made earlier. I cannot understand. Why every boomer insulted when i say this. So let me get this straight. You can insult millennials all day long which is generation. They're lazy they're stupid they don't do anything and i can't say that boomers have left generally less desirable country to live in. And by the way. I said that there's plenty of boomers that don't apply to this. She said i really a new movement arising. It's time to get rid of boomer. I hear regularly this day. Not all of us have been selling to this country as those in congress. University have been listen up everybody. We are just weeks away from yet. Another american travesty. One that could lead our country even further down the road to tyranny. I'm talking of course about court packing the far left radical plan to rig our entire federal judiciary system by adding four four liberal justices to the supreme court and completely destroying the constitutional rule of law in our country as we know it. Thankfully my friends at first liberty institute. A national nonprofit law firm are taking a stand. They've written a letter telling the biden commission to reject this brazen court packing scheme and now prominent leaders plus over a hundred thousand patriots like you have joined their coalition franklin. Graham former attorney general. Ed meese dr dobson. Plus organizations like the american policy association concerned women for america are all on board. Now it's up to you. Sign your name right now. Next to these leaders by september fifteenth go to supreme cu dot com. That's supreme ceo up dot com right. Now they're trying to pack the supreme court. My friend kelly shackelford runs this amazing organization. So do me a favor. Check it out sign it. It's free of charge. Supreme cu dot com. So larry elder is running for governor of california and a white woman in a gorilla mask. Came up to larry elder through an egg at him. And then somebody else said doesn't larry elder knows what's good for his people. Why does he just stay in line. The way he's supposed to the essence of what was said. And i want you to imagine if a let's say any black leader cory booker or anyone on the left was running for office and a wearing a gorilla mask came up and threw an egg at that black candidate. It would be the number one new story in the country and everyone will be tweeting out thoughts and prayers. This is disgusting. this is wrong. This has no place in american politics instead. The left is laughing about it. We know who the left truly is the left arm true racists. We know what's actually at the core of this. Here's a video of this to watch here. And that is cut forty one.
"dr dobson" Discussed on Focus On the Family Daily Broadcast
"And the word family today. We're delving into one of the key points. That bill and pam made why it's important to be tough on yourself and your own flaws yet tender. Toward your spouse's bill and pam farrell speak worldwide on the subject of relationships and have marriage ministry called love wise. They're the authors of over fifty books. They have three grown sons three daughters in law and five grandchildren. Here's the second part of our great conversation with bill and pam farrell on focus on the family bill and pam. Welcome back to focus on the family to be here. You know focus helped build our marriage because we came from such crazy backgrounds we tune in every day. And now we're here. Being able to help other couples it's wonderful to be able to boomerang back came to how many times the first five years of our marriage we asked the question. So did you hear focus today because it became a part of our family conversation helping us develop the skills we're talking about today. Well it's so good. Dr dobson did such a great job with guests came in talking about the area of marriage and we get that when we travel quite a bit. People we'll talk about what they've learned. And that's that's a privilege and we want to say thank you to those that pray and support us financial because that makes a difference. I think as we move forward in the culture. The strengthening of family christian families in the culture is going to become more and more important as the culture does less and less to invest in family. And i think it will be god's designed as we move forward to be a witness to the world That's a different topic but let's pick up from where we left off last time. We were talking about selfishness. And john was good of you to say you're so selfless but i'll continue staying married so god works on what women need in that relationship that ability for a man to say basically this problem solving moment or you just need to say and for women to realize that their.
"dr dobson" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"So churchill wrote over fifty bucks us. The greatest man to live in the twentieth century and churchill saw war change in front of his very is. He was serving in a conflict. I think in the bore war or maybe it was in afghanistan and he wrote a best selling book about it and he saw the arabs that they were fighting go over the hill and they did not have the same machinery as the british empire and they were just mowed down. It was the darvish is of. I'm not mistaken. Connor can can get it for me and churchill wrote that. He saw that technology and science was going to be one of the greatest questions of the new era. Cs lewis wrote about this in a book called the abolition of man. He said that if we have men without chests that's actually how book opens up. Then what good is all of this technology going to get us. What what is it going to give us. That will in essence benefit us and the answer is almost nothing in fact it will do a lot of harm and a lot of damage to us and so machiavelli wrote about this. He said look. He accused plato of wanting to create all of these imaginary republic. He didn't get into the science thing as much. But machiavelli said yeah enough of this whole idea of the ideal city and the philosopher king and justice in the clouds and the forms. And all that. Let's just shape things. According to our will fister what we wanna do why we have to try to pursue this goal of justice instead. Let's just do what we think is right so we have more power than ever before. But what is anchoring us to use it properly. Well i want to kind of continue on this science observation because what is an example of a scientific project that is immoral and controversial and is currently in the front page of all of your news now abortion abortion the reason why the other side likes abortion so much and defend it is because they look at that as a scientific progression. That makes your life. More convenient put simply. Abortion is an example of using power to eliminate human life the prioritize pleasure inconvenience over virtue justice in life and so texas has now passed into law actually to now effectively into law. The pro-life bill that allows six weeks for an abortion. Which i still think is too much and then after that. You're not able to have an abortion. This will save. What is it. Andrew eighty five percent of all abortions ninety five percent of all abortions is at right ninety five is addict is at six out of seven abortions weighty five percent. Yeah we're being. So why is it that the leftist all of a sudden making this the new news story. Why is this now been reframe. Well it's the same reason. Why peter dasent and fau ci were in wuhan playing games with gain of function trying to change human dna and trying to it's because abortion is a project of domination. It's using what is discovered in the natural world through the cult of science through managerial ism to try to say that no no. We're so advanced that you are allowed to do whatever you wanna do. And everyone do it. And if you have to destroy human life than soviet who cares. We have to create new values in the new values that we have to create. Our human life is insignificant. In fact that's not a life. it's a clump of cells. We could dispose of it. If you want in fact abortion was supposed to always be safe legal and rare. it's been announced. none of those things and texas has stood the ground. And pass this pro-life bill which by the way every single state listening to this right now. That has a republican legislature from north dakota south dakota iowa to georgia. They should all introduce this bill right now. And what is the bine regime threatening to do they wanna come into the department of justice and they say oh. We're going to challenge this law. No it's already been challenged. The supreme court has upheld it. Well at least they've blocked the challenge against it. I never knew would be so controversial to all the sudden. Say that you know. We want more babies. We want people to be able to have the right to live into exist that life begins at conception. That's not your dna. Somehow that has such a radical statement. The democrats are saying. We're gonna win the midterms because of it. Don't fall for those lies in fact it's the opposite america's becoming more pro-life not more pro-abortion. Listen up everybody. We are just weeks away from yet. Another american travesty. One naked lead our country even further down the road to tyranny. I'm talking of course about court packing the far left radical plan to rig our entire federal judiciary system by adding four liberal justices to the supreme court and completely destroying the constitutional rule of law in our country as we know it. Thankfully my friends at first liberty institute. A national nonprofit law firm are taking a stand. They've written a letter telling the biden commission to reject this brazen court packing scheme and now prominent leaders plus over a hundred thousand patriots like you have joined their coalition franklin. Graham former attorney general. Ed meese dr dobson. Plus organizations like the american policy association concerned.
"dr dobson" Discussed on The Mark Levin Show
"That's not gonna cut it. That's not gonna cut it if they're not up for the fight and this is a fight now. A violent fight not on our part but if fight you understand then we have a problem. We have a lot of elders in washington. Dc they call them elder statesman. they're not statesman. Their elders who are not statesman. They're all over congress. They're all over the executive branch. They're all over the courts all we ask them to do is to push back. They don't have to go to war. They don't have to risk their lives. They need to push back. And so it was a A fantastic interview by dr dobson the longest interview. I've done probably the last or one of the last. I will do and I don't know how much longer this will be number one on the new york times bestseller list because as a practical matter you know the cells begin to to slow down as other books begin to pick up. But there's no complaints here. I just want to get the word out as much as humanly possible. I've told you from day one. I'm hoping this is sort of a more modern form of a pamphlet from the pamphlet. Tears like thomas paine. And he wasn't the only one. When i wrote my book on freedom of the press. I explained the pamphleteer ears. These were the men the patriots who stirred as much as the colonies as possible to their own defense to their own liberty. And that's what. I've tried to do this book. He asked me. Why do you think this book has done so. And i sell them. That's why people are looking for answers. They're looking for..
Dr. James Dobson and Mark Levin Connect Over 'American Marxism'
"Want to thank all of your patriots out there. American Marxism is Number one on The New York Times. Nonfiction, hardcover and nonfiction E book combination. List. Number one on both lists for the seventh week in a row. It's almost two months by night calculation, and that's because of you. I was involved in a over an hour interview. With the great Dr James Dobson today. And he does a fantastic podcast. I believe that's going to run into parts on September 9th in September, 10th I don't do a lot of podcast, Ladies and gentlemen, because There's thousands of them. But I've always admired Dr Dobson. Dr. Dobson had me on his radio show when my first book came out. Men in black. What was that 16 years ago. This is the first time he and I have spoken since And we both regretted. He's a fantastic man. We'll have admired a very long time. And he wanted to interview me. For two shows and we talked for over an hour. The plan was 30 to 40 minutes, but over an hour And he said this book, American Marxism. Is one of the most important books. That has really been published. In a very, very long time.
"dr dobson" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"These. Facebook expiratory elissa and brian and have no accountability and the people were dying. And we're picking up the mess so please if you have questions. Kitchen information from a real source. Don't listen to the nonsense. Vaccines do not cause fertility. Almost eight thousand mississippians have died from kobe. How many mississippians have died from the vaccine zero. So that's thomas dobbs a couple of days ago at the field hospital at the university of mississippi medical center. So i nick. From what i understand regarding vaccination social media misinformation is going to forever be a huge part of this story but that can be countered by political leadership right and the things that you know dobbs. The governor say as well. Correct me if i'm wrong. But if i understand correctly governor reeves has been vaccinated members of his family have been vaccinated. He's he spoken about that. has he. spoken even more clearly in exhorting encouraging mississippians to get vaccinated or has that been sort of kind of his he tried to. He had to balance his duty as the leader of the state of mississippi. With what we heard him say a little earlier in the show about the concept of freedom and mississippi and and how people should be able to choose to go their own way. What does he been saying. So as this delta wave has gotten so much worse All statewide leadership. I think has has finally come out and then more directed and much more clear about the importance of vaccination we've seen that from tate reeves you know at that press conference. He gave what i think was the strongest statement in favor of vaccines so far he said i've been vaccinated my father's been my family's been vaccinated And so i think we've seen more. But i think what people wonder is. Could we have seen it earlier. could we have seen it more intensely. Okay so let's talk about that for a minute because it's not just what the governor has been saying but it's the decisions that he and other leaders in the state of mississippi have been making over the course of this pandemic including how to get vaccinations available to as many mississippians as possible. So here is mississippi. Democratic congressman bennie thompson. Who spoke to the pbs newshour. Just last month. Criticizing governor reeves for what congressman thompson says was reads refusal of federal funding. That would have helped save lives. We are the lowest immunization rate in the country. Our governor refused to take fema money I have four counties in my district out of twenty six. Well we didn't have a single vaccination site fema would help pay one hundred percent and so now. People are at risk. That's mississippi democratic congressman bennie thompson. So nick junior heard you say that now. Perhaps governor reeves's speaking speaking out forcefully to try to get people vaccinated but in part. That's because of the you know what dr woodward has been telling us about the imminent collapse of the mississippi health system. Give us the context of what congressman thompson was saying. There about decisions that were made earlier in the pandemic that could have made it easier or didn't make it easier for people to get vaccinated. There has been a number of ways that that you can take a federal money or the you can just try to be dynamic. In getting information out there getting in touch with people Running vaccination clinics. I think you know what i have been wondering and what i have been calling for is is that kind of dynamism is just trying something new because we are really you know. We have been lagging in in the very back of the pack for so long. Why not try lotteries. Why not try. Ms d. h. Just recently started a project where they're reaching out to black barber shops and they're they're funding them to do vaccination clinics. I i feel like you know you can point out individual things i think taking the fema money is is one that congressman thompson felt very strongly about but but really. It's kind of do everything you can. Because we're so far behind it it kind of makes you wonder what isn't worth trying dr woodward i want to give you a chance to respond here. And then we're going to go to superintendent. Who is looking at how education is going to roll out this fall in mississippi. But i have to say we have been talking about. Mississippi's low nation. You know very low. Vaccination rates in comparison to other states like vermont where the above eighty percent there. I mean this this. Is this by accident. Dr woodward i mean what would you point to as the reasons for the great disparity in outcomes that we're seeing right now in mississippi so just like everything in healthcare. I think you know it's it's multi-faceted so to begin with with a population. That is less healthy than many other states win. We started really feeling the impact of this delta surge honestly. The hospitals were close to capacity already at that point because we were still in catch up mode from healthcare that had been delayed previously so unlike the other surges. We didn't have really ramp up capacity. So we've we've had a low uptake on the vaccinations and that is just mind boggling. Honestly there's been so much work done from the standpoint of dr dobson his team and all the other health leaders across the state trying to get the word out that vaccines are safe and not to be feared. This is something that That that you know we our own families have been vaccinated but yet there is still a reluctance that is challenging for me to be able to align with rational thought I think people just feel individually invincible. In some way and then they're surprised when actually they get sick or someone in their family gets sick and only when it becomes personal. Do they feel compelled to then get vaccinated. Nick mentioned earlier that there had been a sense earlier in the summer late spring and early summer that we turned a corner and and people started getting back to normal type activities whether it was you know weddings or birthday parties. Or you know. Somebody mentioned earlier in the in the broadcast. Mississippi's largest house sparty than the show..
"dr dobson" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Said this. I'm so why anyone would think some random source on facebook is better than an entire army of physicians healthcare systems. Doctors nurses researchers. Who all want to do is end this data and then meghna chakrabarti today on point the pandemic in mississippi. And what it'll take to turn it around. And we're going to start today with nick juden state reporter for the mississippi free press. He's joining us from jackson. He's been covering the covert stories since the start of the pandemic and we have links to nick's reporting on point radio dot org nick. Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me. Also with us. From jackson as well as dr llewellyn woodward vice chancellor at the university of mississippi medical center dr woodward welcome to you as well thank you so dr woodward extra. I'd like to start with you. Because you just heard that clip from thomas dobbs who was standing at the university of mississippi medical center in the field hospital. They're now can you describe when the field hospital when it went up. And and what's going on in there right now. Certainly and i was standing right by dr dobbs when he made the comment that you aired just a few moments ago so there's been a lot of activity here on the campus over the last week and we were able last week to open field hospital in the lower level of garage be which is one of our own campus. Parking garages This field hospital was opened in collaboration. In conjunction with dr dobson. His team at the state department of health with me mo with the governor's office kind of all parties involved with the concept that bringing in this Federal de met team would help us in our Management of the overflow of these patients all across the state hospitals are simply at capacity there. They're honestly at the breaking point and The federal resources have been very welcome. And we're very thankful for them but there is that you you could hear it in dr dobbs voice. There is that underlying sense of frustration and one of the things that he said that day that that we didn't hear on the clip aired was in fact. He said you know this didn't have to happen. We didn't have to be standing here where we are today Well nick come to you in a second but dr woodward when you say hospitals breaking point what does the breaking point look like at the university of mississippi medical center of i mean if you were to walk through the halls of the hospital now what would you see so there are many components of that in in you know when you think about things like a health system will will fail and will you know what do we mean. Those are words that sound dramatic and very dire but what we mean by that is number one that our capacity is exceeded and that has actually been the case now for some weeks. This is not new capacity has been exceeded and you layer on top of that. The capacity as a state has been exceeded. We are now in a systems of care For transport and transfer across the state of the critical care kovic patients that this is a mandated Situation by the state. Health officer. By dr dobbs so the capacity has been exceeded. The workforce is fatigued. The workforce is also experiencing their own Challenges on any given day. We may have fifty nurses who either or sick themselves. They're in quarantine. They have family members that are sick. They have others that they have to care for so the the Fragility of the workforce is something that fluctuates a little bit from day to day today and win. We get in this position where everybody is full. You have hospitals across the state that are putting out messages to their community and saying. Please do not come to our emergency room. The emergency room is overrun Please don't come to the emergency room and you have hospitals where They are having to or considering having to tell ambulances. I cannot take another so so that's kind of what we mean about. Getting to the breaking point where you just can't make do any more and dr woodward. Have you ever seen anything like this in your career in mississippi. This is the worst stop for saying. So nick we turn back. Oh i'm sorry. Doctor i just wanna turn briefly to to nick. Forgive cutting you off there. I'll come back to you. I promise but but but nick can you. Can you give us a picture of sort of the state of the pandemic right now in mississippi. I mean today the the weekend total was seven thousand eight hundred thirty nine new cases. Now that's i believe the highest weekend total we've ever had. And the bottom line is cases turned into hospitalizations turned into a intensive care hospitalizations and deaths. So there's just no sign of peak until we see the transmission slowing and declining the state of the hospitals the state of the schools. None of it is going to improve so right now. we're we're kind of grasping in the dark. We really are an uncharted territory. Uncharted territory. But wh why is it uncharted though. Because i mean this is nationwide. This isn't the first search. This is what the the fourth or even fifth surge that the united states has seen since the start of the pandemic. so can you just briefly. Give me some of the factors that you think have gone into mississippi being per hit particularly hard right now. Delta is fundamentally different. I mean it is so much more infectious. We're seeing this and in terms of why. Mississippi is.
"dr dobson" Discussed on Halfway There | Christian Testimonies | Spiritual Formation, Growth, and Personal Experiences with God
"Than anything i was getting you know in in Church for sure. Although we did have we did have concordance it. So that was nice but So i interesting. I didn't think i wanted to come on. That was really fascinating. Is the idea that this yes. Of course the bible is important. It's formation all but for much of history. Christians didn't even have access to it right like so so how what an interesting way that. We've swung in five hundred years or so. Now it's it didn't even use to build your language right and you had to depend on the president and so that that kind of idea has as really spread but it's tough when the fruit of it is guilt right like that's a that's an issue. That was definitely not probably what we want. Okay so you eventually figured that out by getting into bible study. How did that how come about. And what was like how that how that happened tells about that moment when you're like oh yeah i would. I wouldn't say that it was necessarily a moment it was really more of a process But when i really began to consistently and intentionally pursue bible study that really came at a a a dark moment in my life and it was the moment that my husband and i were Faced with infertility and a friend of mine at church was like you need to come to study with me And of course. I went kicking and screaming because i had absolutely no desire to go to that and i certainly did not want to go and make myself vulnerable in front of all these people that i went to church with of how Dismally small my amount bible knowledge was so you know that's another issue that i think people really struggle with it's like oh i don't want to go to bible study 'cause i don't want people to know how little i know about for buydell But then i don't ever learn anything more about the bible because it never go. Bible study so But i went and it really became a turning point in my life. When i was consistently in bible study i was consistently learning how to pray with sitting around a table with women who were prayer warriors and they prayed script sure and i had never heard. Pray like that. You know i only heard the pastor. Pray before he started preaching his sermon. Or when we said grace you know in our extended family. I never heard women you know saying you know. And lord use that that you know when you're high and lifted up you will draw all people onto yourself in so draw this person's heart you know just trading scripture you know open their eyes lord give them the spirit of wisdom and revelation I'd never heard that before. It rocked my world and i remember sitting there saying i want to jesus i wanna have kind of a relationship with you where i just know that when i call upon you. You're gonna do something and so it opened up a craving for me. It made me realize that. I had been feasting on crumbs instead of really dining at the savior's table which is really important. Right whether it's a moment or not such an important Realization defined like. Oh yeah there's there's more to this journey there's more to this relationship with with got a love that okay. Tell us about The dark knight that kind of can a struggle and how that was really affecting you particularly with the lord is what. I'm curious about but what what was doing in your life so i am actually worked on staff at a church of for a season in college. I know that's kind of frightening huw. But i did and The pastor the the executive pastor of the staff There was a book that had come out. it was written by dr dobson. I don't even know if it's imprint anymore. This is a long time ago. But it was called holding on to your faith when god doesn't make sense and He gave every one of us on staff a copy of it and he said you don't you may not yet as of yet i'll walk through a season in your life where god just does not make sense at all but one day you will all of us will and when you do i want you to get this look off the shelf in and read it and so i faithfully toted that book media michigan and it sat on a shelf And i didn't even look at it for probably ten years. And when we went through infertility i was like god. This is my moment you do not make sense to me. Here like At this point in my life. I had worked in children's ministry. I've taught elementary school pretty much. My whole life had been devoted toward nurturing children and now it almost seemed like this cruel joke. That this person who you've called spend their entire life nurturing children you say we're not gonna give you any And i really wrestled with god over that. And i got that book down. And i began to read it. And there is this an illustration in that book which has stayed with me forever and it's so profound and you may have heard it but it essentially it goes something like this. There is a man and he's standing on the edge of niagara falls and there's a crowd around him and he looks around and he says hey Do you think. I can walk across this tight rope. To the other side of niagara falls and back without plummeting to my death and the crowd around him like well you know. I don't know if he can or not. But it'd be kinda cool to see so if you know. Go for it if you're willing to do that. And so this man begins do tiptoe his way over the tight rope and reaches the other side and turns around and begins to tiptoe back. The crowd you know standing on the side of alleges roaring and cheering and they're like on my gosh like you're amazing. What else can you do like. We've never seen anybody like you before like. This is incredible You know who is like you. And so he gets back to the other side and he grabs the wheelbarrow sitting there and he turns to the crowd and he says. Do you think can push this wheelbarrow across this tight rope to the over niagara falls where i could possibly fall and i'm it to my Do you think. I can push it across the tight rope in and go all the way across and make it all the way back and people are like well you know you walked across the tight rope like that was pretty awesome. Yeah go for it. So the guy takes the will barrel. And he's gripping. The two handles lightly pushes the wheelbarrow. Cross the wire and he gets to the other side turns around and he comes back and the crowd is just clapping and cheering. And you are amazing. You are awesome. We've never seen anything like this. What what else can you do. And and they're just going crazy and cheering and crapping Over this man and his ability to to navigate is titled and so he finally gets back to the other side with the with the wheelbarrow and the crowds going wild. You know on the edge of the cliff and He quiets the crowd down and he says. Do you believe. I can push this wheelbarrow across this tight rope to the other side and bring it back safely without limiting death or dropping wheel barrel. And everybody's works. You know looks at each other and looks at him and i like well. We'll.
"dr dobson" Discussed on Focus On the Family Daily Broadcast
"And here's what i said and this is where it started a cane. Explain it but something inside of me. I can't go back. Because i don't have anything in. That's when somebody says you need a break. And i don't mean two weeks because you've you've not left time to replenish something. Your body produces right so it was In again dr dobson used to say when you get depressed first of all make sure it's not medical physical you know it's not just spiritual and they're all related affect corey. Eight effected me relational only mentally emotionally spiritually. I mean everything was part. My wife is scared her so she called a leading psychologists. It was in our life. He said i'd come to unify. Can but i'll be there the next day a made him in a park and a state park. He brought a cooler water and drinks and sandwiches. He said we're not leaving here. For eight hours. We set at a pignatara or walked through this conservation. Park talking trying to get it out. Find out where it was and then i got an a medical care any looked at my wife and he said. Is there anything you've ever wanted to do with johnny. And he hasn't done yet she said. I want us to pack. Get in the car and not know where we're going but not come back for two weeks and he said it'd be a great therapy so we left when you say. Where are you going with the kids. And the church tightly protected me my associate. I talked to him. But no one else. Only to one person to urge into my kids when i came back. Gm and i began to tell the church what i was going through in house coming out and how my days were. I wrote a message entitled bears. Hope for depression. Only god could have put time together like this. But the week i was putting the finishing touches and delivering sunday and i was receiving more social media recognition for the sermon before i preached it than i had any message ahead preach because there was so much depression in his entitled. There's hope for depression. And that's the same week. Robin williams killed himself So think what happened when the internet on depress. Yeah but there is always the way of escape. So we're promised right but sometimes we choose not to take. Exam is a narrow way. Heavy sky johnny. We've touched on so many aspects and this great book unspoken. What men won't talk about and why you've put it in there. Whether it's that anger bitterness issued the depression issue Not having a dad growing up. I mean you've covered the gauntlet issues a pornography in those addictions that we lean into to medicate ourselves emotionally. And i so appreciate the time to get to know you and spend time talking to you. I hope The listeners if you're in that difficult spot. I hope you'll call us. I mean we have carrying christian counselors who are prepared to start that journey. It'd be that. I perhaps that first time that you've opened up to somebody i want to encourage you to do it. Don't hold back janis given you testimony of the many times. He stepped out in that way to confess his vulnerability and how the lord rewarded that. And that's really the story that you've shared with us the last couple of days so get down and get the work done and let the lord begin to really change. This ginning courage listener i grantham. Stint thirteen says no temptation overtaking. You but is not common to man. Here's a good translation. If you're struggling with it you're listening. You're struggling or something. There's millions of other struggling with the same thing. You are exactly right. Make it known. Humble yourself in you'll be able to help thousands mazing well said thank you so much for bail with thanks for having me and i do hope that you'll be sure to get a copy the book by johnny hunt that we've been talking about today unspoken. What men won't talk about. And why and we have that here at the ministry. By the way we're listener supported. We need your generous contributions to continue the work. Here at focus on the family of equipping men of exploring faith issues of helping families of Saving babies make a donation to focus on the family
"dr dobson" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
"Believe it or not with transworld. Radio i was on the air with katie. Wg and i was doing the midday and we aired focus on the family at eleven thirty am and so. This is the mid eighties when this is happening And one day. Dr dobson talked about this idea. They had for a drama and so it was introduced during focus on the family. And that was when i heard the first adventure in odyssey and i don't remember all the details. I'm sure you gentlemen can let us know about that but believe it or not. That's when my first connection with odyssey occurred and then win it developed into a program. We then carried it k. Twg i think it was around four or four thirty in the afternoon Of course when kids were coming home from school. So that's my connection with odyssey. That's awesome going all the way back to those family portraits days and of course next year odyssey turns thirty five thirty fifth anniversary. Amazing yeah so let's talk about that. Makes me feel old. sorry sorry. so let's talk about this particular episode. Go back to where we connected with you folks and suggested that we would like to be able to do an episode together to the best of my recollection. I get older every year like like everyone else. But the best of my recollection. Believe i got a phone call from bob smith hauser and just pitching the idea about hey..
"dr dobson" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast
"That i know of at least now. We have a three year old son. And i'm having a hard time not worrying about both of them as individuals and their relationship together. Do you know of any resources for wives or moms where we can learn about supporting our boys. Thank you so much for your ministry. Well thanks i. I love this question and i love this question because as many people know we had three daughters and we thought we were done and then and then poof eight years later. Here's a little boy. And and so we. Just it's just so different it's unbelievable. There's almost nothing like parenting a little boy. That's like parenting a little girl. I mean where the girls were at when they were three versus where he's at. I mean it's just insanely different and it's so much fun. It's brought us so much joy and i think that one of the things that i appreciated most about my conversation with anthony bradley. Somebody i've known for a really really long time respect as a scholar. Don't always agree with them. But i respect him greatly as a scholar and the he's been doing just on social media about fathering has been so helpful and you realize just how far we've gone as a culture a way from the fact that dad's matter right and that dad's really matter and we talked earlier about the things that aren't debated in this whole conversation about same sex households and heterosexual households and one has that moms. Don't dad and dads don't mom There was one study. I think it was out of creighton. If i remember correctly that talked about how dad's play with their kids Leads to all kinds of outcomes. When it comes to especially to relational security and of course they're talking about does play with your kids which is throwing them in the air and risking their lives picture on my facebook of me throwing my youngest up in the air. My parents house. And there's a mean where it shows you know how dad see this and it was the kids barely in the air and it said how the kids sees it and he's like twice as high and then it's how the mom season he's like six stories but in such a cool thing. I will point to a book that i actually think is really really good in. Which is dr dobson's Jim dobson's book bringing up boys. I was gonna recommend that one. It really is that good and you can look for example. What the idea of the father wound and all that sort of stuff is john really was put into place by john eldridge and while it hard and i mean. Here's the thing is. I wouldn't especially since we're talking about you. Know the next generation down focus on the father wounds part of this focus on what dad's bring because the idea here is that boys can be incredibly. Resilient boys can develop into the sort of characteristics that god has given them to make things bigger and better to fight for which true you know things like that. And there's just a uniqueness. That comes out of the relationship with the dad. I feel like you're about to break into a john mayer song here. John had well. I mean that part's true to relationship. But it's it's far more than just. The romantic side of things almost think like have a little have a little faith in that process with dad's in their sons. It's not a straight line. It's not like a relational you know how well it is by. How well they're getting along or they haven't argued about. I mean it's just not the same thing as a kind of a mom's relationship with the daughter at least not in our experience..
"dr dobson" Discussed on Unfolding Truth with Chris Barhorst
"Matthew mark chapter eleven list. Read that mark. Eleven twenty three says. I can quote it probably but he said i surly i say to you. Whoever says to this mountain be removed to be cast into the sea. in doesn't doubt in his heart believes those things which he says she'll be done he'll have whatever he says. So what what what are you. What are you saying. Your words bring forth your future death in life or in the power of the tongue proverbs one whenever we speak what. We're what we see. In the present. The difficulties the problems negative circumstances we chain ourselves to the present. Are you hearing me. What i encourage you to do is spend time in god's word and find verses that relate to your situation i've got a book called scriptures to live by. You can just go to greg moore dot com and order that and we ran out of product from yesterday. So if you wanted to order some anything you know. I'll we'll ship it to you. Free no charge for. I mean you can pay for it but will will will ship it free shipping anyway so but the but here My my wife said they won't let you do that. Is that what it is. Okay well just just email us. Just emails. Go to greg moore. Dot com info at greg dot com. And we'll we'll we'll work it out okay. So but it's got different scriptures in there all right. So what are you saying about what you what you're seeing are you. Are you saying what you see in the natural. Are you saying what god showing you that his plan for your life. Which one are you saying. Okay we had a prodigal son four years probably eight years and we re pastoring You know. I mean if dr dobson would have met brian he would have written three more chapters in his book called a strong willed child. Because you draw a line. He's going to cross over. And and so i i everything in the world you can imagine happened and and me call from jail one night and and he said come dad. Come pick me up. I said what's the deal. He said well. I i just i ran wire. So why are you in jail. He said iran stop sign so well they didn't put you in jail for stops i. Well i tried out run. The police i prayed. I said i'll see you in the morning sun. Yeah anyway we all kinds of things. I'm not gonna tell you all the details all right and then the devil would come to me and say what kind of pastor you try to condemn what kind of you know. What kind of dad or you kinda pastor. You look your son's been doing this. He's been doing this. He's been doing this. So i just here's real spiritual warfare you wanna know. What real spiritual warfares. Here's what it is. It's i agree with my adversary quickly. The way yeah yeah. He did this yeah he did that yeah he did that yeah he did that. And by the way. Mr double took you about three or four months to tempt him to do that but anyway you tempted to do it. But while you're here.
"dr dobson" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"School needs to say This is probably the most challenging back to school of Tom that we have ever seen The decisions. All of us in our district are having to make or not easy. There's no obvious playbook that we can follow no guidelines that we can look in, and probably no historical reference that we can pull from to say this is what we're doing is the best and right thing, But I can assure you we're doing the best that we possibly can at this time. And what is right for our students and our teachers. But I do know And I think most would agree is that that we want our school or students to be physically back in school. That is the blessed best place for them to learn. There's no doubt when you talk with everyone. This isn't the ideal situation. But we also know that that relationships are better form in person once they're in school as well. But that being said, the safety of our students and our staff will continue to take precedent in all our decision making and that is something we will never let our guard down, whether we're in the presence of covert 19 or any other thing that we face. To that extent. The Department of Education and collaboration with Department of Public Health has released guidance as Faras restarting schools for the 2021 school year. We have also released support documents from the governor's task. Or screw TS to further support the district as a plan for reopening these documents layout, foundational guidance for reopening schools in a face to face instruction mix of face the face and distance instruction or solely distance instructional model. This information is available on the Georgia Department of Education's website G idea we dot or and there you can click on Georgia's Path path to recovery for K 12 schools for all information so all the Documentation that you have more need. You confined there on that website, and it is constantly updated. We currently have a few district's who are offering to open with a distance model on Lee. But most are planning at this time to begin the year with a mix of face to face and distance instruction. We acknowledge the hard planning decision making that has taken place within our district's. It is the goal of the Department of Education and whatever method of instructional method that is out there that we're going to support. Our district and ensure that they're successful as we move through out the school year and in many cases, what we may find is that this may be fluid, but the plan that we had developed into guidance we have developed this definitely flexible and able to adjust as needed is to support our district's. We have initiated some of the falling throughout the past months. We've received waivers from the U. S Department of Agriculture to meet the nutritional needs of of students during the summer. I also as we continue to make adjustments to do so with the school year, depending on instructional model, Dr Dobson has done a wonderful job and I want to, you know, Think Secretary Sonny Perdue again for his work and ongoing support of our nutritional program? I think over today we're probably delivered over 30 million meals throughout the state to our families and students. At this time. We also received a waiver to not to administer hostages testing as we closed out the previous school. In concert with Governor Kim. But again, I appreciate that very much. We have also sent a waiver request to the U. S. Department of Education, seeking to eliminate high stakes testing for the upcoming school year. At this point, we have many things that we need to focus on. Besides high stakes testing. We need to make sure that our families are safe.
"dr dobson" Discussed on The Over 40 Alpha Podcast
"One of the roles that these any oxidants plays actually helping with the recycling of Glutathione in the body. Thia right so we produce glutathione. The wasn't get used up by cells and then it needs to be recycled and in order to recycle it. We need your vitamin C. or Vitamin E. In your coins. Aren't you perfect? Okay and so you know. These are definitely available through food again nuts. Nc's from flex grains fruits and vegetables various. Yes so you WANNA be looking at the any oxygen index foods so blueberries have a very high antioxidant index And just making sure because again. We're living in these. Modern Times have a sleuthing anti-oxidants quicker than we can replenish the environment being hired pollutants and toxins. And that sort of thing so we just need to be making sure that we have a constant flow of antioxidants coming into the body right and then last but not least maybe have a smart ass. Here is the ten nutrient. The most important is actually the one that you are deficient Roy. Okay and I say that because I I'm hoping to address those gentlemen who may be on prescription medication as so for example. If you are on a cholesterol lowering medication you are increased of Coenzyme q ten deficiency if you are taking metformin you are increased risk of developing a B twelve deficiency. If you are on heartburn medication you are increased risk of developing magnesium calcium and zinc deficiency. So all of these matters so the tenth nutrient is the one which you uniquely are deficient in. So what if you are taking these? The these prescription medications I guess I just I just answer my question you need to you. Need to supplement needs. You need because you need to take that prescription medication for whatever that is trying to aid you in. But then now not means you need to really up this the other supplemental things that you're going to be deficient correct so that the deficiency you're that you're running as a result of the prescription medication is not a reason to stop the medication. Right right right. We just simply customize your health plan to ensure that we're filling the gaps that are being created by the prescription medication that you need huge huge that. If that is big because a lot of times people don't do that. I know that for me when I was taking Protozoan. I don't know what Protozoan why what prison my body destroyed it but You know Dr wasn't telling me about what deficient sees or he wasn't really even going into the details of what's going to happen to me You know he kind of lost over. Okay Oh probably less. This as his focus was helping my lung disorder. That's number one thing. It wasn't about all the other stuff we need to get this first one through. I'm not like whatever happens will with that after. But let's get this I talk about what's GonNa deplenished my Saas. So that's why I I started really using my program again to keep the sauce levels higher but I know a lot of times when doctors alive. But there's some time they're doctors. They're just want you to get better at what's what you are. You know. What's what's happening to you. So they're going to give you a prescription medication. But I think it's up to you to say okay by taking this. What maybe now. When you're taking these medications or you're going to your doctor. You know one of the things you want. What am I going to be? Deficient of what what essential vitamins does. I'M GONNA be deficient if when when I'm taking this. And what else should? I be supplementing with car while I'm taking a so you know you're taking your health into your own hands. The Post Expecting your doctor to tell you that because they get. I don't expect my doctor to be able to tell me less of. He's got a lot of things going on. He's trying to make healthy with whatever we're trying to fight so for us. We need to take that responsibility. Okay I'm taking this fine. I have to take this to survive or to you know to reverse what have but what else should I be taking. What am I going to be the the the fishing of what's going to happen to my body? Let's take some other blood tests like let's do other things that's our responsibility. An I love you. Say That you take it into your own hands right because your doctoral has a finite amount of time to spend with you his or her. Biggest focus is risk mitigation. So that you won't develop your condition doesn't worse than or you don't develop additional health issues. It is behooves you as as the patient to to reach out to individuals. Like your like a pharmacist. Like naturopathic doctor like myself to help to help you manage and create a personalized treatment. Plan that considers all of the medications. You're taking the the Diet that you're on lifestyle that you're that you're leading and ensuring that you have a very comprehensive plan for you full estimating so If thank you so let's let's just go over quickly again just you know. Let's lift if you guys are listening right now. This is this has been incredible specifically for me to just to know that a lot of the supplements that I'm bringing into You know my my business and to these guys are something that they're deficient of that they're going to need. That are going to be helpful. I'm just not here to throw supplements at people for the sake of throwing supplements something you need to know why you're taking it exactly exactly so it's very important that you we went through this because now everyone can see. Okay this is it. A seven walked the ten things on this but the seven crucial ones that we need. You know we talked about Madam. Indeed three retort about protein just regular protein which through food. We talked about way protein. That was the number one guy. So I want you to asterisk that on your way protein and you know where you can get from magnesium another huge one so you know. They're all huge but magnesium will mega threes at that in you. We talked about twelve six B six or B six zinc. Am I going here? What FIBER FIBER RIGHT? I mentioned the accidents and oxygen. Thank you I wrote so many things on this page where am I and And then whatever your deficiency into your ear yachts awesome duck. This is amazing. I love it. Thank you so much Young guys that's the takeaway is is start. Start Looking for Multivitamins are looking for supplementing You know again. Nothing's going to food is number one. You have to make sure that if you're listening if you're not eating healthy and you're just trying to take these supplements to say okay. Well I'm gonNA still eat chips. I'm still gonNA drink alcohol. I'm still GonNa you know e- processed foods but I'm going to take these supplements are GonNa help me not announced. That doesn't that's not how these work you eat healthy. You've got to start getting the foods that have these micronutrients and others and the the right mackerels healthy foods. Stay away from the sugars low sodium and all that stuff and then add these right then now go out and start getting these or order them. Or what have you so now you you know? Your health is number. One you've got the essentials that you need and the ones that most men are deficient and then you know once you have that base. Get your doctor you know. Get that test done Find out what you're really deficient and what you need to focus a little bit more on and let me ask And please tell everyone. How can they reach you because you do things virtually right? Let's say someone's in UK. Let's say someone's in Australia. Let's say someone's in the US. Can they still contact you? Can you still help them? So the way that it works as a naturopathic doctor in Canada is I can do a virtual appointments along as their actual residents of Ontario. So that's the limitation that being said. I can't assist with CO consulting with their healthcare provider ensured. That everything is is kosher up to stuff. Yeah I'm kind of putting you on the spot here because and I don't mean to do this but I can't one guy kind of like okay. They they look to you as like okay. Dr Dobson's give me the the goods you know. Maybe if I can just reach out to her through email or whatever and ask her a question she can point me in the right direction. That's right okay that's cool. That's that's definitely cool on instagram. At Dr undescored Dominika underscored ND. They can direct message me. They're also worked at wealth pharmacy and clinic in downtown. Toronto AND CLARITY HEALTH IN BURLINGTON work in two different locations. But they can reach out to me with any questions. If they need any clarification on my recommendations today everything that I recommended his evidence based for example. You didn't hear me talk about Collagen because if I were to stratified by The most important nutrients Collagen is not as impactful as protein. In general or wait. I wanted to make sure that the message today is evidence based interventions for optimizing men's health. And so if you didn't hear it today it means. Evidence is probably not as strong right or that. A love. It a huge huge. Thank you so much for for being on the PODCAST GUYS. The essential nutrients that you need. Get it in you and again thank you so much. We'll have all the links Even in this video you'll see a link to hook up with Dot Com. If you have any questions please hitter up. Show help you shall guide you and We're here for you so thank you so much. Thank you for being on on the podcast as an honor. Thank you very much. Hey it's funk Roberts here and thank you so much for listening to this episode of my over forty Alpha podcast now before you go. I've got a special gift that I wanNA give you.
"dr dobson" Discussed on AM 570 The Mission
"McCullough radio many Americans have read studies and heard media reports about this drug chloroquine that's a drug that the president has directed us to take a closer look at as to whether it's an expanded use approach to that could be done to actually see if that benefits patients hi that's the FDA director I don't even know his name but that was from earlier today on the task force and my heart just about pounded right out of my chest when I heard all of this coming across fox news earlier Kalama calling glad to be back with you my guess my very special guest my steam gas someone who I have had immense respect for as a broadcaster as a father as a husband as someone who has greatly impacted the industry radio over time and grateful to have him back today doctor James Dobson who is with us I remember a doctor Dobson when you're just starting up family talk Ryan was with you at the time he invited me over to the facilities and I I I just remember like the energy there and how cool it was to sit down and do his podcast with them and and all that stuff but I'm so thankful that you have not withdrawn or kind of you know sat on the sidelines I'm so thankful that you're busy about your calling that got his placed on you all this time and I want to get back to the the kind of square one here which is which is the for the family unit in America Dr Dobson you've been so concerned about what is happening to the structure of family is this virus in some way and I I I don't say that god brings pestilence to you know to you know he doesn't hurt people to try to help them but sometimes the nature of sand and what it's done to mankind on planet earth and the way we've interacted with it we've done our own destruction to each other he's is this a moment where if families are really seizing the day that we could begin to see some really significant significant changes to how families done on the other side of this crisis and maybe see season of of of better outcomes well we've been praying about that for a long time given women asking the lord to bring a spiritual renewal it would bring us back to our spiritual roots the the because our nation especially our families are rocking and reeling like a ship on a stormy sea and there really needs to be some change maybe you know change occurs in a crisis and we're in one yeah I was just thinking this morning we live in a fallen world as you just referred to and then it's regularly invaded by earthquakes and tornadoes and epidemics that that man wars that break in their lives and it's been that way since the dawn of civilization this is not really new and scripture it is our hope and our salvation because it just is so encouraging I think people really ought to look to to the scriptures and influence with this regard some forty six one read said god is our refuge and strength an ever present help in times of trouble therefore we will not be here some ten thirteen says you lord here the desire of the of the of the afflicted you encourage them and listen to their cry there's so many encouraging messages like that and you know what the other one the paddle on here but let me say that that of all the things that I would like to say on your program is that there are many people out there who don't have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and I think this would be a wonderful time to bring him into your life as a touring band of sands and accept his forgiveness and they give your heart to the savior it is life changing especially at a time like this the reach out and say I will follow you and I hope that some people will make that decision I'm hearing that's happening in churches all over the country well and and it's an interesting day today Dr Dobson because obviously if you can't physically get together as a group and I was aware of many of our local congregations here the New York area from some of the newer upstart churches like liquid and emergence in New Jersey and some of the good old faithfuls like Brooklyn tab they all went digital and they all still call people together one of the interesting things about that is one of the church's averages about I don't know twenty eight hundred people on a Sunday morning but they had nine thousand people join them digitally and if this isn't and and not a you know kind of an unseen opportunity for the gospel to kind of have new life a new birth but for two reasons one we don't have anything else to do there's no sports to watch there's no there's no Broadway to go to there's no theaters to go see movies and there's no restaurants go eat at but there is family and and and and of course the the ability for the church to be the church and to influence into conversation to have dialogue and to do all of that so if there are churches that that have this ability this technical ability to be able to take that next step in to think big it doesn't cost as much as it used to either to do a live stream or some of those things I'm just I'm hopeful Dr Dobson that what we're going to see is maybe a revival on the other side of this I don't know maybe I've made my share really ought to be not only to save us from this past eight months this this virus that stalking the human family but the Polish together and to make us think about first things again has been a long time since we have really done I I think it happened a little bit it nine eleven but people quickly forgot it but now I would like this to really make a difference in family life now let's talk about Dr Dobson I I echo everything that you just said for people that haven't caught up with you recently of course you're on WMCA here in New York on M. five seventy and FM one oh two point three every day at nine AM but give people a little bit of an update of what the scope of family talk is doing and what the institute is doing well what we are trying to do is what I've been working on for forty years and in and when I left focus on the family some people thought I was going to retire but I felt the lord's hand in my back saying the job is not done the family is still in trouble do what you can with what you have and so we started another ministry as we call it family dog and family doctors still an important part of the James Dobson family institute by the end many ways we're doing everything we can to try to strengthen the family and.
"dr dobson" Discussed on Talking About The Bible with Rev. Bob Wood
"This is Bob would talking about the Bible podcast. It's really good to be back with you. I've been out of the loop for several months because of a heart attack ahead in November put on bedrest and I wasn't allowed to do a lot so I had to kind of focus on the things that really needed to get done. The podcast is an important but it was a came to be something I had to put on the back burner but as I start the podcast again today. I am kind of cheating because I'm going to be using a sermon that I gave several years ago. At the giant Methodist Church analysts say Honduras called methodist beliefs. I hope you enjoy it. If you have a pin and you want to win with our fill in the blanks in the middle of your worship. She is a little separate page which says on the top of it methodist beliefs methodist movies. A lot of people that I run into when you talk to them about their churches. They know what their churches believe. I dare you to find a Jehovah's witness that doesn't know what his church believe they know you can find to Mormon boys walking down the street. Ask Him what the Mormon Church believes. And they'll know I'd hate to give test methodist asking them. What Methodist Belief Fair? I'm afraid there'd be a lot of failure this past week last two weeks. The United Methodist Church. Not We're not united methods methods church. The Caribbean Americans. The United Methodist International had been meeting in Portland Oregon. Anyone following the debates. There is clear that there's not a clear understanding what they agree on what they believe. But in our tradition tradition the Methodist Church of the Carribean in the Americas the tradition of the Methodist Church in the Americas before which was the Wesleyan Methodist Church. So we all still think of our us as being a Wesleyan Methodist Church all the way back to England. We have a clear understanding our beliefs. John and Charles Wesley. Experience in those of the other young methodist men was affected their teachings in their beliefs such things as their experience when it comes down to not knowing for sure if they were saved John and Charles and the others had worked so much they had show hard to make sure they were saved and yet they did not since it in their hearts a lot of people may be like that even today in our world you talk to people and ask them if they know that they're going to heaven and there's a lack of confidence in that they are going to go ahead John. In Charleston teachings spread across the world and their short lifetime missionaries went out with this understanding this teaching not anything new just going back to the scriptures not anything revolutionary per se. Not Anything that they thought of themselves. Not something that. An Angel came down and gave him a new book. They just started to read the old book that had for many people in the organized structure of the Church in England and gone away. You know England and their day when you were born in your community you were taken to the church and you are baptized and you were a member of the Church. England all your life. It was the thing to do. You weren't a member of the Church of England in some places you couldn't vote couldn't hold public office. Everyone had to be a member of the church in England and membership in the Church of England wasn't about anything about your relationship with God had far more to do with just if you'd gone and sign the paper and turn the right ceremonies and said the right things and John Charles found that not to really fill their needs in their heart their experiences both of them not at alter skate but both within a few short days in seventeen thirty eight. Charles on pentecost Sunday and then John Wesley. A few days later at the society meeting and alter skate changed their lives. They read something John as we read John. Read or heard someone reading something that Martin Luther had written about salvation by faith and it was really changed his life he no longer saw salvation as being something that you did something that God did for you. It wasn't something you worked in earned. If you've got enough points you would get a check mark in your name. We get in the life of life. It was something that God did through you are. I fill talks about one of the things that John and Charles recognized and that we as methodist hold true all need to be saved. That's the first full villain all need to be saved. Everybody needs to be saved is now for a special club. If not that something you can get by on John. Charles knew that real well you know. Their father and their grandfathers had been ministers in the church. You would think that. Not only the preacher son but the peaches grandson would obviously get you in heaven all need to be say. Romans three twenty three says for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. We all are centers. And we all have sinned. And we all aren't living up to God's expectation which is perfection we've all sinned somewhere in our is maybe recently maybe just a few moments ago maybe years ago but all of us have universally said. Romans three chapter chapter three verse. Ten to twelve says as it is written there is none righteous. No not one. There's none that understand it. There is none that speak it seeking after God. There are are all gone out on their own way. They are together becoming unprofitable. There is none that do good. No not one. And so on fourteen versus two and three says the Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any. They did that any for any they. Any that did understand and see God they all are GonNa side. They're all together became filthy. There is none that do as good. No not one. We may see somebody look at them and say my goodness that person is so good. That person is so holy. I'm sure they never did anything wrong. In the event that have race children know that not to be so little. Sarah is only nineteen months old. My littlest daughter. My goodness she can be mean. She thinks we're not looking. She goes in boxes or brother in the head. She scratches him. She's only nineteen months old and he and I say this now. I grew up in this around. Y'All our Jerry. By the time she's fifteen sixteen seventeen years old. I assure you she won't be able to stand in front of you and tell you she said because I already seen it now. That is true for all of us. We have all said. How many are the take to get in hell? Although won only one only way we can get into heaven on our own accord is to have never sinned in the scripture says right there we all have settled number two. The y'all and Y'all who've heard me preach for this past year that I've been here have heard all these points before because I preach methodist theology the second point in Methodist Theology. You need to note is that all may be saved every one of us can be saved. There's no one that is outside the bounds of salvation. There is no one who listened to the point where God's salvation cannot come to them all people may be saved a man in the United States who is on death row in my home state of Florida. If you had to put together diagram that would say or a history that would say this is an evil man. Well this man's history surely would. He was found guilty of killing two girls who are university students at Florida State University later on. He was found guilty of killing several others. And would it came down to the last few days of his life. He admitted to killing forty one women in the course of his lives you would think how could such a man he asked for Dr Dobson? Some of the older folks may have heard Dr Dobson famous minister in the United States to come and see him and Dr Dawson did the last few days of life and prayed with him to get say. Dr Dobson said it was clear that after he prayed that he stood before him a changed me. All of us can be saved. There's no sin that you have committed and you think you know. I know something I've done in my life. That is so horrible that God could never forgive me and I want you to know that. There's not there is not the unforgivable sin that Jesus talks about is a sin of rejecting Jesus before all else. There's nothing that we can do to separate us. From the love of God John Three Sixteen says for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that who so ever believe in him should not perish but have everlasting life. It doesn't say there are some people. It says the Gods of other world that who still ever believe anyone that believe in God can be saved. Nothing you can do. Nothing that you have done can keep you from. God's Love and God's salvation number three all may know themselves save all they know themselves saved. That's what John and Charles didn't know they didn't know themselves to be saved. They were working so hard to make sure because they didn't know that they were saved the experience that Charles had pentecost and that Jon had at Alder Skate. We're an experience of assurance knowing that they were saved brothers and sisters. When you're saved you can sense in your heart. The Holy Spirit and God's law the Scripture says there in Romans eight sixteen that the spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. That's the Holy Spirit in our life. Witnesses to us that we are God's children when people come to alter when they pray in their home when they ask Jesus blood to be applied their sin and they become believers and committed to Christ they since it in their heart. Though I stand at the door knock if any man will open the door I will come in and I will stop with him and he with me. Jesus is ready to enter your heart as we think so often all made though themselves. Say if you don't know for sure that's something that needs to be fixed. John and Charles felt it. We read there were..
"dr dobson" Discussed on The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
"By this point Jesse. I think I've heard just about all the adventures and Odyssey episodes but I have to admit that I've never heard sounds of life before I hadn't heard it either. You know it definitely felt like Odyssey but also didn't feel like Odyssey or we had a chance to talk with writer. Paul mccusker back in Nineteen ninety-two. He was producer of adventure ventures modesty and also the writer of sounds of life. Let's hear about the creation of this unique drum Hey Paul Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas guys. Good to see you as always and we're glad you're in studio with US pleasure so listen Paul sounds of life came out in nineteen. Eighteen ninety two which was after Odyssey was already in production. Where did the idea come from to do? A drama specifically for the focus broadcast well adventures in Odyssey. If everybody remember is is part of the Audio Department at Focus on the family and so Family portraits the other. Things we had done came out of that department and Dave and I were working on Odyssey. Of course I think we were three years into it and we had heard that Some other guys in the department not Odyssey. They were beginning to work on an audio drama for the broadcast. We were intrigued because we kind of thought of ourselves as the audio drama guys but it was fair enough somebody else was playing with some ideas and that was good. Well then we begin to hear rumors that Things weren't going very well. They were working on this thing and it wasn't coming together they they weren't quite fixed on what it was gonNA be And how they were handling it so They asked David Nye to engage and saw. I remember having a meeting meeting with that team trying to discern what it was they were after and what came up was the sort of sounds of life. We thought is an audio drama. It would make sense that we're gonNA basis thing around sounds somehow and then chronicle the life of family beginning with Say the birth of a child all the way through and that sort of thing so these were the ideas that were being thrown around and So Dave and I said well if you want us to engage will you you know will jump into it but We're probably going to have to make it our own We're GONNA have to figure out how to do it and I remember In hindsight site that they gave us what they had written in of that original script I think we only kept maybe four lines of one scene because because it was a good scene it was actually the scene where the David the little boy comes in for his birthday and they tell him if he comes in before nine o'clock then he the fourth birthday. I remember Johnny so we kept that but I think the rest of it we started from Scratch Lau so what we did then in starting thing from scratch was Come up with a rather than scenes. We came up with sounds and I've got a whole list of the kinds of sounds that we thought would be quintessential for most people in their lives. Everything from toy horns. I've got a carnival. I've got fire crackling summer. Camp Sounds The sound of the Father Hammering Everything was attached to a sound and then that sound took us into quintessential life experiences. We thought I'm not only sounds like the writing process a little bit different but adventures not as episodes our listeners know are recorded in southern California. That's where the actors live makes sense to go to them but it sounds like this one might have been recorded in Colorado. It was actually. That was different. It's funny it sounds of life and looking back on. It was experiment on a lot of levels So Odyssey fans might recognize that with a a show we did call peace on Earth we had written. It is had written that with Dave Arnold. We went through all these sound ideas right of what would be. The quintessential sound year. At Christmas. Sounds of life was the same thing except based around a family family. So the other part of the experiments since focus on the family had moved to Colorado was can we record in Colorado What kind of base of talent we have here It would be handy to have a base of talent in Colorado since we were going out to burbank all the time and I remember we did some auditions. We had to set up a proper recording facility here in Colorado so that we could record them and at least at the level of sound of listeners would be used to from Odyssey so we did all of that here so is unusual on a lot of respects not only in terms of how it was created but also the way we put it altogether including the talent now so obviously took the writing upon yourself after somebody else get a shot of how is writing this drama different different from what you would do to create adventures episode. Well for me as a writer it was. It was in continuity with the kind of writing that I did before four Odyssey when I was writing dramas for churches and doing sketch based stuff and And this was what sounds of life was going to be if it was going to be a a sequence of quintessential moments in the life of a family as best as we could do in the amount of time we had I was going to get those snippets and just try to capture these moments so that they would go one after the other so for me. It didn't have the flow of an Odyssey episode with the traditional. It'll beginning middle and end right. This was more of a a hodgepodge that had an emotional through line to it in terms hopefully coming to a dramatic conclusion inclusion. But the way we did it was different from Odyssey Novi senior right right well something that was similar odyssey where some of the voices that were in the program Longtime Odyssey listeners. Probably Recognize Bob. Husson Chuck Bolt these voices in their Joe Colorado former Voice of Oscar was in there too and of course Dave Arnold Son Landon who voice cousins scrub in cody? Carper was in the program too. So would there be any other voices that our listeners would be recognized. Well it's funny because some of them They might recognize as secondary or voices in the background and Odyssey episodes because we recorded using Focus on the family employees. We did some auditions locally. And so There were two brothers FISK brothers who came in to do a couple of the roles and a handful of others from the staff. And I'm actually looking is. We're sitting here. I'm looking at pieces of paper with names and phone numbers of of all these people who are at least worked at focus on the family at one time or another and would've showed up an odyssey episodes background voices yes I recognized your voice in the the opening scene. You were delivering really forgotten about that. I could hear myself in the back room to go. This is why don't act shouldn't be ever. But what's Philip glossman something nefarious going on with his birth. I got emotional when I was listening to when HP London and of course passengers HP. London passed away just a little over a year ago with the Lord now but when I worked plugged in was Was My boss for a number of years and he actually married my wife in me so to hear him officiating. That wedding brought to you by is it was real. Flashback for me was sound of life for me well and it's very sweet. I have A note from from him in my files saying Hi Paul. It was fun doing radio again. Thanks for including me and it was lovely to hear his voice again. So did you direct the actors any differently because again. Maybe they weren't at the maybe professional quality that the actors from from Hollywood and Burbank are in the studio. How how did the recording go? well as I recall it was much the same as as we would We're just trying to get the lines. Yeah I think there might be a degree of coaxing that you have to do to To try to get the line readings that you want at the level that you want them and of course Some of it especially being land and Arnold Dave Arnold Son Yeah Dave was always involved in those anytime. We had landed in David's usually nearby. Especially if you listen. You'll hear the bouncing in the bed scene which I believe Dave recorded at home with land and bouncing on the bed so Dave was very important to how this whole thing came together. And it's interesting because when you get good people who know what they're doing and even if they're an experienced I was listening to the show again thinking that we got really good performances all in all I mean sometimes you can listen and hear something in the tone that tells you it's not a very experienced actor. They pulled somebody you you know a secretary from somewhere to do but I would say all in all the performances held up in this after hearing all these years. Well Yeah. This program has not aired in years years And like you said you look back with hindsight. Is there anything else that was maybe special and personal to you and you listen to it again. Well personal for me is that I. I didn't have kids when I wrote it. In fact I would have been early thirties so to write scenes like the hospital scene and even the birth. I've seen in fact I noticed one little thing that I would have done differently in the writing and that is The overuse of names. They actually call their son. I'm David quite a bit and I know we did that to help identify. WHO's talking because it is audio drama but at the same time I'm aware that I actually? It rarely ever used my son's name. I call him son. I'm we have certain nicknames are certain things we might use but to actually call him by his name. Is this unusual for me. And I think if I were to write it over again bringing what I know now to the script and to the life span now them Twice that age almost It was interesting to me that there are some things I might change subtly but I was also surprised at at how little I would change because somehow maybe through the guidance of collective input from people like Dr Dobson an end of variety of people who have lived out. Some of these things We got it I think we. We got the gist of it right. Yeah Yeah we'll greet you always great great to have the multi-talented mccusker in studio with us. Thanks for joining.