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A highlight from Glass Half Empty & Half Full - The Perspicuity of Scripture
"Do you struggle with understanding the scriptures? Do you frequently hit roadblocks in your Bible reading? Do you struggle from even having a basic sense of satisfaction in your scripture reading? in your scripture reading? Sana, sana, colita, derana. If you're a Spanish speaker here today, you would know what I just said. Sana, sana, colita, derana. Lalo, could you translate those words as literal as possible for me in English? Yeah, as literal as possible in English. Or he'll heal frog bottom, is that another one? Yeah, he'll heal frog bottom. Now, if you weren't a Spanish speaker, you wouldn't know that what I just said is objectively clear in context. He'll heal frog bottom, literally translated in English, means nothing to a person who doesn't know Spanish. Even if they could translate Spanish to English. So, in reality, this is a phrase that we would often, or Spanish speakers would often tell children when they've, say, fallen on the floor and gotten injured, right? It's almost like as if it's a call to courage, like, you'll be okay. Another example in the English language is a stitch in time saves nine. I don't know if you guys have ever heard that. Have you guys ever heard that, a stitch in time saves nine? Okay, so no one before the 1980s, or sorry, no one after the 1980s. A stitch in time saves nine is an expression that basically means if I don't fix this stitch right now, the nine ones later are gonna fall apart, right? So, it's really a call to prudence and saying, well, I need to do this right now so that things don't get worse down the line. What I said in Spanish earlier, once again, is utterly and objectively clear. Utterly and objectively clear. It's a phrase with a particular meaning, and yet, as I said before, only a native Spanish speaker would understand. To everyone else, what I said was absolutely obscure. we're So, several weeks now into our doctrine of the Scriptures in our confession, and having recently just covered the sufficiency of Scripture, we now arrive at the question of perspicuity, perspicuity, perspicuity. We can say everything we want about the sufficiency of the Scriptures, the sufficiency of Scripture for faith and godliness, but if Scriptures don't have what we will go into later as perspicuity or a degree of transparency or clarity, we couldn't access its sacred truth. Or we would at least need to depend upon someone else to access its sacred truth, and that'll come a bit later. If you do have a copy of the Confession of Faith, feel free to turn there, and that will be in chapter one, paragraph seven. Chapter one, paragraph seven. But if you don't, just feel free to follow along as I read. All things in the Scripture are not alike plain in themselves, nor alike clear unto all. Yet those things which are necessary to be known, believed, and observed for salvation are so clearly propounded and opened in some place of Scripture or another that not only the learned, but the unlearned in a due use of ordinary means may attain to a sufficient understanding of them. Now this doctrine here in our Confession deals with how clear the Scriptures are to the people of God. And that whole doctrine is called perspicuity. If you are paying close attention to this paragraph, and as I mentioned, this whole doctrine, not just part of it, but the whole, has to do with perspicuity, then you would realize that perspicuity or transparency or clarity takes into account two things. One, clarity, and two, obscurity. One, clarity, and two, obscurity. So if you've never heard of the word obscure or obscurity, it just means less clear or not as clear. So just as if you have a glass that's half filled with water, half it's simultaneously filled and half empty. So that old adage, are you a glass half full or half empty person? You can just go down the drain, right? A glass halfway filled is both half filled and half empty. Likewise, with the Scriptures and the clarity of the Scriptures, insofar as parts of it are extremely clear and parts of it are not as clear, the perspicuity of the Scriptures actually encompasses two things. Both clarity and obscurity. Very clear and also some parts not as clear. I have a few observations from our tradition, from Peter van Maastricht, I can never pronounce his name correctly, van Maastricht, Francis Turretin, and William Whittaker. But before I get there, just know that this doctrine of perspicuity is a major battle in the Reformation. 16th century Rome so emphasized the obscurity or lack of ease of understanding of the Scriptures that they argue that if you don't have the pope and the magisterium, you can't interpret the Scriptures because if you did, you're not skilled enough to do so and you would most likely fall into various forms of heresy. Now, understand that there is a sense in which that is not false. It is very easy for people who just pick up the Bible on their own and refuse any kind of accountability to a church or Christian doctrine or any kind of wisdom from the past to easily err on the doctrine of the Trinity and the doctrine of Christ. It's so easy to do that. And I'm sure many of you may not have been previously accountable to a confession of faith before or a creed, and how often may you have discovered later on, oh, I said this in a certain way about God that was very wrong. It's very easy to do that. Okay, so let's come back to van Maastricht, Turretin, and Whittaker. Whittaker says this, perspicuity or obscurity, notice Whittaker didn't just assume that perspicuity is the same as clarity. He also thought of it in terms of hard to understand, obscurity. Perspicuity or obscurity is either internal or external. By internal, Whittaker means the heart of the interpreter. By external, he means the objective clarity of the scriptures. So if we go back to sana sana colita derana, right, sana sana colita derana is objectively clear. It's an objectively clear expression which calls someone to courage after having encountered a mini tragedy. But it may not be clear to everyone interpreting that because they may not know Spanish, or even if they knew how to translate words of Spanish to English, they still may not know how that particular idiom or expression or saying translates in English. More would have to be taught to them in order for them to understand that. So, in the same sense, the scriptures, the clarity of the scriptures are objectively and externally clear. But at the same time, it requires work and effort on the part of the one interpreting the scriptures to be able to assent or come to that clarity. What's very interesting is that this chapter in our confession doesn't even talk about the obscurity of the scriptures to non -believers. A small aside, it's very easy for us to communicate the gospel one time to a non -believer, send them off with a Bible and expect them to just read things on their own. In reality, we really should be thinking about evangelism more so in the context of the local church, bringing them to church to hear the ministry of the word of God in the presence of Christ. Why? Turton quotes 2 Corinthians chapter 4 verse 3. 2 Corinthians chapter 4 verse 3. He says this. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing whose minds the God of this age has blinded, who do not believe lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ who is the image of God should shine on them. The scriptures were not meant to be clear to those who are perishing or even those necessarily yet who will be saved one day. It is nothing short of the ministry of the Holy Spirit that is a requirement for someone to receive the message of the gospel, commit it to their souls, and assent or believe outwardly the doctrines of the Lord Jesus Christ. He goes as far as to say that ordinarily the ministry of the church, sermons, and commentaries are necessary. And despite all of this, he still wants the Christian to have the comfort of reading the scriptures. The Reformers understood just like with Roman Catholicism does. That there are difficulties in the scriptures, yet they came to a different conclusion. The conclusion that they came to was though there are difficulties and though a Christian should be interpreting the scriptures in the context of the local church, not to be expectant that the minister teaches them how to interpret the Bible in the sermon and they're supposed to do everything on their own afterwards. This is a conjoined effort. The doctrine or the expectations of interpreting the scriptures to our souls is very much a joint effort. You have the responsibility of hearing the word of Christ from the minister of the gospel to interpret and apply it to your conscience. He has the responsibility of aiding you and lifting you on Jacob's ladder. Our confession points to various scripture passages on this point. I'll just read to you two examples. The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple and also the entrance of your words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple. Meaning, the scriptures have in themselves a light to be given to the Christian. We are expected to come to the scriptures as if they are a light to us, a lamp unto our feet, a light unto our path. I've stated this before and I will state it once again. It is entirely possible for something to be written with sufficient clarity and yet, because the reader may lack the ability, he may not be able to fully understand it. And likewise, when speaking of the clarity of the scriptures, not everything is as equally clear. Not everything is as equally clear. I hope you're seeing where this lesson is going. Partly, it's a call to encouragement to receive the basic truths of the Christian faith from the scriptures with a willing and submissive attitude. But on the other part, it's a call to humility and to have very reasonable expectations of what you can accomplish apart from your local church. That is where things get very interesting for us. Roman Catholics have often, at least in the past, accused the Protestants on their doctrine of perspicuity, trying to portray the Protestants as those who believe that every part of the scriptures is so easy to understand that even a farmer can read every single part and understand it as in the same way that a trained and spiritual theologian can. This is not the view of the Reformers. It is not the view of the Reformers that without the ordinary means, which was referred to in our confession, that one may easily attain to the highest of the heights of the mysteries of sacred scripture. That is not the belief of the Reformers. For that matter, even our scriptures have something to say about that. Our confession alludes, let me go back a little bit, to 2 Peter 3 .16. Feel free to turn there if you like. 2 Peter 3 .16. I'm going to read from verse 14. Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless. And consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation, as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction as they do the rest of the scriptures. Some things in Paul are hard to understand for Peter. Now, this would be very interesting if Peter was, in fact, the first pope, and had very difficulty understanding the apostle Paul, and would proclaim the ability to be the vicar of Christ to the church, and to not have the ability to understand parts of Paul would be very problematic, to say the least. That being said, we cannot escape the reality that some parts of the scripture are hard to understand for people by design. By design. And we will get to that, as to why I say by design, in a little bit. Whitaker emphasizes a very balanced approach to understanding the degree to which we can understand the scriptures. He says this, the unlearned can have some fruit and utility in reading the scriptures. At the same time, he'll say this, not even one jot or tittle is clear without the internal light of the Holy Spirit. And in the interest of humility, he closes with this. A man must be impudent, who would say that he understood even any one book thoroughly, and the same hath ever been said of the opinion of all of us. Do you understand what he's saying there? It would be the height of arrogance for Whitaker for someone to say, I even fully understand one book of the Bible. The height of arrogance. And despite that, despite that strong language, Turton and Whitaker often appeal to the church fathers about the ways in which scripture can be understood, the scope of their understanding. I'll read this quote from Francis Turton. The fathers frequently acknowledge it, although they do not deny that the scriptures have their depths, which ought to excite the studious believers. Chrysostom says the scriptures are so proportioned that even the most ignorant can understand them if only they read them studiously. All necessary things are plain and straight and clear. Augustine says, in the clear declarations, the scriptures are to be found, all things pertaining to faith and practice. Irenaeus says the prophetic and evangelical scriptures are plain and unambiguous. Gregory, a pope, says the scriptures have in public nourishment for children as they serve in secret to strike the loftiest minds with wonder. Indeed, they are like a full and deep river in which the lamb may walk and the elephant may swim. I just find that fascinating. How Rome can simultaneously confess full continuity with the church fathers and not say that, at least in the essentials of the Christian faith, that a lay Christian cannot read and understand the script, I just find that so difficult to just wrestle with. Like, how can you say that you have a sense of continuity with the church fathers when the church fathers themselves say that, at least in the elemental and primary doctrines of the Christian faith, they are clearly propounded in the scriptures? You know what's interesting? The major debater in the Roman Catholic world during the Reformation was Cardinal Bellarmine. You've probably heard his name in the past, maybe even last week.
Fresh update on "francis" discussed on Animal Radio
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It doesn't really matter I have cats with us on she's not trying to hurt them but she wants to chase so I have to keep her tied up or in the pen because she would get obsessed with them. And you know what when you said Jack Russell and chasing they kind of fit into almost a category of their own. Such super dogs high energy though and they particularly can be actually some of the worst cat killers out there because they're fast and they're bred basically for chasing critters. Now for any dog chasing is a kind of a prey chasing instinct and it can be very strong for some dogs. Jack Russell's I do find that this can be a special problem for them. The hard thing is is that we can try to train her away from that response to seeing those critters but in some dogs we can fail and some of that instinct is just so strong that little critters around them can be at risk and they can really hurt and kill these little guys. So all that being said we proceed with caution and what I would really work on is we basically work on what's called focused attention exercises. So basically what we're going to do is with a quiet situation indoors with no critters around we're going to start a training program. Start on a leash even indoors because that way you keep attention and you keep control of where your doggy's going and we want to have her rewarded for looking at you for listening to you just staring at you and that you're going to do by giving her constant treats. Now when you're doing that you don't want to reward her and give her treats while she's looking away you want her to sit stay look at you and you just feed her a treat and you keep feeding her treats and hopefully we won't get a fat dog out of this and hopefully we'll get a dog who understands that this is what you do and you get praised. Pay attention to mom and then we're going to gradually work up to situations that can be a little bit more interesting. There's things going on people or other animals nearby and the idea with that is we just make it so overwhelming of a good thing and reward her attention towards you and not pay attention to those other animals and if she does we don't want to make a big deal we don't want to scream and yell because then we can create more anxiety in the issue and feed this problem. So that's the basic core to it now you can do that with treats you can do it some folks have a lot of luck with clicker training and that's a great tool to help catch a dog's attention and train them to a behavior so that thing is some of these little terriers are just really tough on this so you have to be very very cautious and it may take a little work with even a trainer to kind of help you on the ground with some of these things but you know you can you can get there it's just a lot of energy has to be focused on everyone in the household to train her to doing this. It's the time of year when everyone is out shopping fighting for parking spaces and spending way too much money all in pursuit of the perfect present maybe the best gift is one we already enjoy every day this season why not consider the presence of our animal friends as our present animals gift us with their lives for our comfort and convenience they lift our spirits inspire great works of art song and poetry and are the most agreeable companions all it takes is one small cheerful sparrow in the backyard to remind us that we are never alone scientific studies show that the unconditional love of our pets can touch and heal us in magnificent ways people experience lower blood pressure stress and heart rates when in the presence of their animal companions those who have suffered heart attacks live longer if they have an animal friend than if they don't and people with pets just make fewer trips to the doctor's office if we are suffering from depression having a dog to walk a cat to care for a bird to talk to or even watching fish in an aquarium helps us find a focus outside our sadness and allows us to connect with the larger world when horses allowed us on their backs they gifted us with the ability to travel farther than our own two feet could ever carry us today it is still horsepower that gets us to the mall pigeons have saved the lives of soldiers by carrying secret information across enemy lines the seashell murrix gives its life to gift us with the color purple bats gift us with lovely and peaceful twilights by eating mosquitoes for the ancient romans a magical woodpecker brought rain to refresh and revitalize a city that is a great present it was raven who brought fire to humankind and in the koran the saluki breed of dog is considered a gift of allah one of the most prized gifts one could receive from the ancient chinese emperor was one of his royal dogs and how long would noah have been adrift if a dove had not found land a recent study found that workers would be willing to take a cut in salary and work longer hours if they could bring their dog to work a survey by time magazine found that playing with a pet improved one's mood more than exercise eating or sex if you happen to be ill in france and a ladybug lands on you she will fly away with your sickness earthworms work the soil so our flowers will flourish bees give us honey and my favorite butterflies prove to us that even if we sometimes creep like a caterpillar we hold within us the power to spread our wings and fly so during this holiday season consider the presence of your animal friends as your present and have your presence be their present too visit us on the world wide web at voice of the animal.com happy holidays from voice of the animal and rianne cumuloth how would you like to save money on nearly all your prescription drugs we've set up a special toll-free number for the rx outreach program they're a non-profit company whose mission it is to make prescription drugs more 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but i'm about i really want to start a campaign against him ever having contact or having a pet again ever oh no again no he's up to something again well first it was the hamster then it was the monkey and now it's a beautiful american bulldog puppy named karma this guy just should not be around animals period paragraph he could do whatever he wants with stuff but when he's messing with little animals that's where i'm going to draw the line on the bead that's it well i look at the bright side these animals that probably weren't cared for very well because of this are now in hopefully in homes that they are being they got a second chance good for them absolutely they got away from him today's hero is a very young 84 year old woman from northeast chicago delores jefferson i'm going to just call her dolly is that okay dolly i wish it yes that's fine how are you doing today i'm good i want you to tell me about your neighbor's dog and what happened that uh you saved roxy's life pretty much i guess so well what happened what were you doing well i took my morning coffee out into my back room and we have a big window in the back room and i looked out and my neighbor has an above the ground swimming pool and i saw roxy kind of running but normally she's a really swift sleek dog and she runs very fast but she was barely you know going fast at all and then i looked up and i saw this coyote behind her so i dropped my coffee and i ran out and started screaming and yelling and waving my arms and uh the i distracted the coyote long enough that roxy was able to get through the bushes into her own home and uh then when i turned my son had come out he works nights and he's running out in his pajamas thinking i fell or something and it came out we thought there was a pack of three more coyotes coyote was trying to do was to push roxy towards the pack uh-huh how big is roxy probably 35 pounds she's an egyptian feral dog she's small oh okay and she's got a kind of a long snout and we uh after this happened she had two puncture marks under her eyes i guess the coyotes like clamped down on their nose so they can't breathe so weren't you afraid i would i would have been afraid i didn't think i just saw roxy in trouble and i'm like oh my god i don't want anything to happen to her so and then uh before this happened my nephew had had a dog taken by a coyote and so he and my son got together and we researched everything and so they were telling me if anything happens just yell my soul that's what i did but you didn't expect anything to happen no it's like i understand that uh the dog's owner roxy's parents bought you a bullhorn yes i have that so so if you see any more coyotes in the future you can just use the bullhorn huh that's right and then all the neighbors will come out oh yeah you'll have backup i think that it sounds like dolly that they're trying to set you up for like neighborhood wash you know give you the bullhorn a whistle and uh you know tell those coyotes to get the heck out well it's kind of cool because the newspaper came out and uh also some of the tv channels and felt like i was 20 years old again well you certainly act like it now do you have any animals yeah oh i have a wonderful dog we got him from a woman and didn't know he had been abused and something whatever she did it she did it to his back legs and uh he's a part charrier part sheep dog and part husky and he's got the most beautiful blue eyes you know he's a little rambunctious but we took him to the vets and they decided not to do anything with his hips and legs as long as he could get around so he's on arthritis pills like everybody else in the world yeah yeah me too yeah well he's lucky to have you let me tell you that right now he doesn't have to worry about any coyotes yeah not with you around well he's about 65 pounds however we i always put him on a chain at night so i had put him out to go patty and i saw the chain pull so i called my son and he ran out and here there was a coyote like nose to nose with keysook wow and so brian pulled him in really fast and used uh he has an air horn who's that and the coyote went but uh they've been so plentiful around here this year sounds like that sounds like you got a lot of coyotes around there yeah they've uh three o'clock in the afternoon you can see one or two walking down the street uh that was up until the well the end of last month now i haven't seen too many well that's because words getting around that you're on watch yeah yeah that's right that's a funny thing though if i can just because a lot of people think that we don't see coyotes and anytime you see them it just means they're sick but there's a lot of urbanization of coyotes now and they're really in populated busy city areas now so they're used to us they're domesticating them yeah so you really have to be on alert you know and how more or less you're right that's that's more or less what we're doing you know i mean we're supplying their food chain now yeah we got to watch that and we we hear so many stories about coyotes and the unfortunate demise of mostly smaller animals and i know ladybug we when we see a big bird just around we're frightened the bird's going to come down and yeah we have a ladybug oh yeah yeah that's true well i just you know if you were here now we'd all give you a collective hug just oh thank you thank you dolly for being our hero of the week and go give your dog a big old hug from all of us will you oh i will and just to mention really fast i had a young lady whom i've never heard of in minnetonka minnesota sent me a card a very nice thank you card and i'm like wow you might hear from people all over the country now yep yeah oh yippie yeah it'll be good be well dolly and take care of yourself give that dog a hug and oh i will keep being the great person you are oh well i'll just be me okay bye bye now bye bye hey did you remember do you remember the mike douglas show yes i do actually okay i know i'm still remember the story and i forget what the actor who the actor was and the actor had um scottish terriers and he was out in the woods and he was walking with his dog and um coyote started coming around and he started noticing him and it was more than one there was two well instead of you know him running out of the woods with his dog um he got out of there quick and the dog um just went deeper into the woods and he couldn't get the dog and he said he heard dogs screaming and fighting and he said about an hour later um his dog came walking out of the woods covered in blood and um you know they washed the dog off and there was no puncture wounds no nothing well the scotty got the got the best of the coyote and actually um caught a throat out of the coyote and um and left him and left him for dead in in the woods you see the small dogs that's a street smart dog yeah and they have no idea how small they are you know all the small dogs think they're have teeth like big dogs um and and they got a big strong head you know they're all head on a little body and with a lot of teeth so i've heard that the coyotes actually trick the dogs they come up and they do the play ball that the dogs recognize and then they run off and then the dog thinks oh this is a game and they chase after them well they are chased right into a pack and surrounded we had that last week boss went up against a coyote in our neighborhood yeah we walking in the morning and and he was growling and getting all you know puffing his chest out and i'm like what the heck what the heck and you know we're walking ahead and then we see this coyote it's about the size of a husky it was a big one and i was like holy cow i got you know my nikki girls his back up so i'm like get up there girl little guy scared this the coyote away and he he was uh kind of like a this guy he wasn't backing down wow you know i noticed them plentiful out here in california they are especially yeah they really are i mean when when in new jersey you didn't see them you've seen black bear more than you've seen them animal radio baby hey it's alan cable got an email from a listener how do i stop my dog from jumping on people that's a pretty common problem chances are you're unwittingly rewarding your dog for jumping on you i was at the dog park the other day there was a nice lady there we got into a conversation she kept going go ahead play play come on come on to her dog and uh i finally said your dog is playing every time you say that you're confusing him because he runs over and jumps on you he's already doing what you want and doesn't know what you want him to do he's gonna play on his own all you have to do is stand there and he really doesn't understand what you're saying it was interesting for me i could see the confusion in her dog but she couldn't he was already playing with another dog every time she started saying this stuff he stopped to run over and jump on her dogs don't understand your sentences they do get your tone though whether you're in a good mood or a bad mood so when the dog was jumping on her she was getting more excited with her voice but shooing him away with her hands so he's confused it's just all confusing i'm confused anyway if your dog is jumping on you and other people especially when you're greeting him don't speak to him in a positive manner make sure there are no rewards for your dog when he's jumping on you or other people even dog lovers who tell you they don't mind your dogs jumping tell them no no no dogs can't distinguish between oh i can jump on him but i can't jump on her it's either all or nothing with a dog he can either jump on everybody or nobody we always talk about setting your dog up for success so think about how you'd be setting your dog up for failure if you scolded him for jumping on one person but rewarded him for jumping on you or another wouldn't that be unfair and confusing and create anxiety and you if you were that dog well that's what it does so if your dog jumps on you when you get home make it a non-event don't talk to your dog don't greet him for about 15 minutes after you get home this will make your dog calmer less anxious then when you do say hi bend over and pet him at his level this way he doesn't have to jump on you and finally teach your dog to sit and off commands you do this by correcting your dog quickly and sternly when he jumps on you and then when he sits you tell him he's a good dog happy holidays from your friends at Fido friendly magazine the fall winter issue is available now for your dog to sniff out all the great Fido friendly hotels and great products to set all tails wagging this is the must-have issue of the year so subscribe today at Fido friendly.com make this a gift for an additional ten dollars for your Fido loving friends and have a Fido fabulous holiday this is animal radio and let's take another one for Dr.
A highlight from 1249. Catifying Your House With Jackson Galaxy
"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio, featuring your dream team, veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Just another tremendous show in what happens to be, I believe, the third episode of the season of stars by accident. The what? Well, we usually have the season of stars here on Animal Radio. Yeah, that went a couple months. A couple months. It went almost a year. Yeah, I guess it did. Holy moly, yes. And it's happening again for some reason. All the celebs are coming out. We had Joyce DeWitt on a couple weeks back. Today, Charlotte Ross will be joining us talking about the animals that she loves and has in her world. Next week, country star Lori Morgan will be joining us. And there's rumor that Hilary Swink will be joining us here in the near future. I love her. Oh, don't you though? And they love their animals too. And I know why she's going to be on. And this is going to be very, very, very cool. I just put two and two together here. Good for you. Good for you. You know who's on today? It's Jackson Galaxy, who's the big, he's like the cat whisperer. Yeah, he is. This will be his second or third time, or in Judy's head, maybe his sixth or seventh time. 13th. On Animal Radio. He's actually talking about his new book called Catification, which tells you how to turn your house into a cat friendly. That's cool. Yes. Into a cat house. A cat house. Cat friendly house. Basically, yep. So let's get going right here. What do you got, Tammy? What are you working on today? Well, you know, it's so hard if you have animals to find a place to rent. Everybody knows that and it's so terribly expensive. But there is one city in Northern California that may be putting a stop to landlords saying, no, I won't rent to you because you have a cat, a dog, a guinea pig, a fish, a bird or whatever. Well, I know that happens a lot. Hopefully you'll have answers for us coming up in just a few minutes right here on Animal Radio. Joey, what are you working on? Well, you know, I'm going to respond to getting yelled at this week for not getting someone in their holiday appointments that are coming up because we're already booked for the holidays. So I'm going to give people a tip on how to sneak their pets in real easy. You run and you open the door and you throw them in and you close the door and you take off. That usually works, too, but we boot them right back out at that point. Tips with Joey Vellani, the dog father, just a few minutes right here on Animal Radio. We welcome Steve to the show. Hi, Steve. Hi, how are you doing? Good. Where are you calling from today? Costa Mesa, California. Costa Mesa. Okay. Listening in Los Angeles. How can we help you? I got the whole team here for you. Yeah, I have a dog. I adopted him about seven years old now. It's a Red Morale Australian Shepherd, purebred. I adopted him about five years ago when he was two from the pound.
Fresh update on "francis" discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast
"It's gonna hit you, right? You got to be awake on those boxes, yep. And then let me ask you from a sponsorship standpoint, since you all also own the Atlanta Open and the reason why I bring this up is just in an effort to sort of help, you know, there's women's events in San Diego, right, that are trying to survive, etc. Do you all combine sponsorships and offer a two for one sort of deal? Look, we're open to that we haven't found somebody that really does that at at a title presenting level, because they're, you know, a lot of them are markets specific type thing. We're always open to that for sure. You know, Dunlop we have at both events is one particular partner that we have crosses over with the tennis balls and the rackets. It's just a little difficult to get it down. And also with the cycles, as we were talking about earlier, the budget cycles, you know, one in February and one in July, makes it a little bit more difficult to do that. But we really do treat them as as individuals. But we always say, tell everybody, you know, we own both, we're running both. And if there is any interest, we'd love to have that. So but we've not really done it that way yet. All right. Well, I want to thank you for taking the time to come on. I want to congratulate you. It's always great to see sort of tennis innovating. And you brought up a point, you know, dealing with the Dallas Cowboys sales team and you have having to explain tennis. Sometimes it's not a bad thing, right, to have people from outside of tennis come in with new ideas or to ask, well, why can't we do that? Right. And I think sometimes I love it. I love it. We get stuck, right? Sometimes as tennis players, we get stuck because here's the way we do things. And it's not bad to have a non tennis player with some business acumen come in and say, well, that's stupid. Why not? Right. You know what I mean? And so I couldn't agree with you more. I sat with Francis last year and he's like, hey, look, I'm up for changing and doing things different. You know, we need to be innovative. Every other sport is doing lots of changes and things. And so, you know, I absolutely welcome a different lens to look at our sport. I've just been around it too long. You know, I just like you saying this is how we've always done it. Isn't this the right way? And then some of you'll come up and say, well, what about this? And you go, wow, that that makes sense. But I've never thought about it because I'm too traditional. So, you know, we welcome that that different set of eyes. I'm always keen to see that and already getting a few questions on some. Can we do this? Well, I didn't ask, but let's try. So we've already got a couple of things that we may come out and see and try and do. Well, ATP is very innovative, very open. And, you know, I've run two ATP events the last two years and really shocked at how entrepreneurial they are and open. So that's that's the goal. We're going to try and change it up a little bit. Make it make it be fun. Let's let's do something different. You know, something the fans have never seen and ATP encourages it. So that's great. Yeah. Well, this has been a tennis.com with Peter Lebedevs. If you're interested in seeing the Dallas Open in February, you can go to dallasopen.com and in 2025, get on board early to go to the Dallas Cowboys practice facility in Frisco, Texas. Peter, thank you for taking time to join us. Thanks, dude. Appreciate it. Thank you.
A highlight from John Zmirak
"Welcome to the Eric Metaxas show. Did you know that the mouth of the Statue of Liberty stretches a full three feet wide? And if that mouth could speak, it would say, I listen to the Eric Metaxas show each and every day. Well, it would. I dare you to prove me wrong. Now listen up. Here comes Eric Metaxas. Folks, welcome to the program. I find myself still in Dallas. I can't explain it. And yet here I am in Dallas. John Zmirak is my guest. John, where might you be, sir? I am six or seven hundred feet away from you in Dallas. No, actually, we're different parts of the city, but we're both in Dallas. But you're but you're in Dallas and I'm in Dallas. And yet here we are. Actually, all the people who want a safety and environment will leave the blue states and come to the red states. they And hopefully won't they won't turn them into blue into blue states by the way they vote. And that's the way I didn't. But well, now that we know where we are, let's talk about what you've been writing about and thinking about. You have written a number of terrific pieces as usual. Where shall we start, John Zmirak? Well, I've got a piece at Stream .org called How Long Before the Left Wants to Euthanize Trans People? How long before the left turns from supporting people with gender dysphoria who claim that they need, who are convinced and told that they need sex change, surgery and hormones? At what point are the left going to realize, wait a minute, these people are really expensive? I have a funny, stupid question. And you have to let me let me finish making no, no, no, but this is important. Are you sure we haven't discussed that on this program before? Because I feel like maybe we have discussed this article on this program. I think we did. I don't think we did. I mean, look, no, we did not. Let's why don't you speak about it? And I don't think we did or we ran out of time. I think I mentioned there's no harm in talking about it twice. We spoke about it in the past because it's actually very it's an extraordinary observation. So please go ahead. OK. The left already favors aborting children with Down syndrome. The left already favors euthanasia for the hand for people with terminal illnesses, long term chronic illnesses. In Canada, the left has has enacted euthanasia for the mentally ill in Belgium and in the Netherlands. Depressed people are subject to euthanasia as their treatment plant. It saves money for your socialist medical system. And if you don't have a biblical worldview that says thou shalt not kill, that forbids you from killing the innocent, you will fall into euthanasia. Something like 10 percent of the deaths in the Netherlands now are by euthanasia. You've got to be kidding. You've got to be kidding. Ten percent. I saw I saw a figure like that. This is this in one of the countries that was most heroic in resisting the Nazis, how quickly they threw the Christian worldview out the window and how horrible things become when that goes away. In my piece of the stream, I talk about how Pope Francis has set up this jerry -rigged, hand -picked Soviet -style process he calls the synod, where his his allies and certain bishops, but not other bishops, get together. And they have these long struggle sessions where any really faithful Christians who are there, faithful Catholics who are there, basically get shouted down or talked down or worn down. And the pope is it's clearly planning to change fundamental biblical timeless teachings in our Catholic Church using this process, including blessings for same sex couples.
Fresh "Francis" from Evening News with Art Sanders
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A highlight from Grand Theft Auto 6 is coming! | Mass Effect Teaser Trailers | Legend of Zelda movie | Spiderman is Spiderman #424
"We're live, what's up everybody this is Karrick with ACG and I'm here with Abzi4, the best gaming podcast number... four, two, four, four hundred and twenty four man. How many have you been on? How many podcasts have you been on? Probably. Do you mean like since I became a co -host? Yeah, since you started. Even if you had the old ones. Or the Patreon? Because you were on a bunch in the first, you know, you jumped in. I remember back in 2018 we did a bunch of, we did game awards and shit. We did a bunch of, you know, events and stuff like that. We did a bunch of E3s. I hopped on a bunch of, a couple internationals. The first one I ever did was just a Patreon one, which was really fun. That's when I, do you realize, there's two games I always talk about and it's Near and Those two games were recommended by you in that first Patreon podcast. That's how I found out about them. That's how long you've been doing them? They were in the original Patreon podcast? They're in the original Patreon podcast and then, yeah, before I became a co -host, yeah, I feel like I come on like twenty, thirty times or something and then ever since then it's been every week, right? Yeah, I think you were on probably the most out of, you know, like the people who come on and join. I think you were on the most before and that you and Johnny was on quite a bit, which is why we, I was like a regular, you know, just like coming in sometimes and yep, coming in hot. What's up? Everybody in chat? People are asking about the ads. Are they real? No, those are, I mean, manscraper. Come on, man. Come on, bro. Those ain't real. That would be, that would be ridiculous. Well, you know what? These days. Josh L, $2 Super Chat. Will Gilf Island have microtransactions? Yeah. See, if you know that sometimes YouTubers make games, if I made a game, it would be Gilf Island and it would be a point and click like Leisure Suit Larry, but with just grandmothers, just hockey island, but like Monkey Island, but half Gilf Hot Gilf's. Yeah, be Gilf Island. What's the, so, so do you have like a distinction between Gilf and, and Cougar or, yeah, see, that's, that's the thing. I personally, I think Cougar's just replaced the number of kids you may have had. So Cougar doesn't matter if you've had kids where Gilf is like grandmother, you know. You have to be a grandmother. Yeah. You have to be a grandmother. So even if you were like a 40 year old grandmother, you'd be a Gilf. You would be a Gilf. Yeah. Technically. But again, we're changing all the slang. So who knows? If there's like an 18 year old with a, with a, that has a son or a daughter, she'd be a MILF. That doesn't sit well. She would. It doesn't sit well. It doesn't sit well. It does. It doesn't sit well when you look at like how we've changed. Like the way we. MILF has to be at least 40, you know. Yeah, right. Exactly. Because at some point you're getting into, well, not into creep zone, especially if you're 20 and that person's 20, but it's still, it's a little weird. Right. Yeah. Sup everybody. Thank you for joining us. We're going to be talking about GTA 6 and the announcement of an announcement. I got to tell you, I just did this on Twitter. I just said, okay. Cause they said, you know, we're, we're happy to announce that at some point we'll have an announcement. And I was just like, come on guys. Do you think they're going to do in game awards? They never do that. They don't. They don't. Rockstar doesn't want to share the rock, rockstar is big enough to not share the limelight with E3. Yeah. They could literally just release a YouTube video and it'll be good, man. Right. Yeah. So I don't know, but it could be, it would be a big get for the game awards to have the big first ever get for the game awards, not for rockstar. They don't need that publicity. Exactly. No. In fact, it would be in a way worse because I know a lot of people who aren't going to watch and aren't interested at all in the game awards. So it's like, you know, there'll be parsing out. We even do that sometimes where we parse out trailers after an event. Yeah. So, yeah. But I mean, they said there was going to be an announcement of announcement what for the last six months we've seen leaked data on it. What did you think? Have you seen some of the leaked, um, like our footage? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. She has a fucking ass joy dude. I noticed that as well, I was like that's that's a interrupt those pain. Those pants are tight. Yeah. That's all I got from that. But. That's all you got. Not yet. It's not that I didn't. All I saw was like the Ba -Donca game over there. Like I didn't I didn't really. You know, I didn't really want to look at too many leaks. Yeah. Right? On why I just just went on. Um, it was just a game in progress. Like, didn't they go after a leaker? Probably, yeah, yeah, they did. Actually, they did. They did. But you know, with Rockstar, especially, you know that it's like a spoiler for a trailer, you know what I mean? Yeah, you know, like it's, it's just, it's, it's a Rockstar game, dude. It's, you know, doesn't happen that many. Yeah, you don't want to really, um, we'll put the GTA five thing there. Well, um, I think overall, I don't really want to see too much because like we were talking earlier, I asked everybody what they wanted to see from GTA five or GTA six. And dude, I would never want to be a developer. The ideas that everybody came up with were so cross in cahoots, like they wouldn't work together, you know, people saying I want a four by somebody else said I wanted a strategy. Somebody else said I want Anarchy and a deep characterization. The other person said I want deep customization and no, I want to be the character which I get both of those. I understand both of those sides, but it was I was reading it just going, dude, seriously, if you were a dev and you were reading the thought process on that, you'd be like, we're fucked. No one. Dude, imagine, man, being a dev must suck ass because your customers are gamers, man. Yeah, it's got to be the worst. It's got to be rough because they're and there are gamers who are embedded in GTA to the point of being like, yeah. Okay. For example, we had a big discussion yesterday. I said every announcements been about two years, so they show it and then they announce it and I said one of the reasons why I thought this would make sense for another two years is because they've got to tell people quit buying shit in GTA 4 or GTA 5. Sorry. They've got to do the thing where they don't say it, but they're like just so, you know, GTA 6 is coming. So you might want to not spend a hundred K and GTA 5 and shark cards, but it's like I don't quite know, you know, how they're going to handle that how they're going to say online. Did they release something new for shark tard shark tards? Sorry shark cards. I don't know. I don't know. I cuz oh, go ahead. I don't know. I don't know if you'd agree with me on this. So it'd be nice obviously to like transfer stuff, you know what I mean? Yep, but at the same time dude, it's a new game and you already this is the game you chose to spend. It's like, you know, I mean, it's a the games are not like a year apart. You know what I mean? They're like they're like what like 10 years apart, right? It's just a whole new. I mean, I don't see, you know, if they if they were like, hey, we noticed that your account had like this character with that much shit and you know, we're going to give you a little booster going to give you some stuff that be cool for them, but I'm at the same time. I'd be I mean, I haven't paid much, you know, I don't I wonder what how they would feel but I feel like, you know, it wouldn't be a big deal if they were just like, yeah, this is just a new game start start from scratch, right? I don't know if you'd agree with that or not. Yeah, I think it's diminishing. They'll do a diminishing refund where they're like if you had a hundred thousand you get a thousand if you had a million points of things bought you get five thousand, you know, they'll be a percentage maybe but that's why I think the two years make sense. You announce it now you got two years and you're really telling people behind the scenes. Hey, listen, man in two years GTA 6 is going to be at but GTA 5 isn't going to go away. It didn't go away with red. It's not thank God. But yeah, and gta4 didn't go away and gta4 didn't go away. I mean, well, I don't know what there is in GTA. Is there even an online though and gta4 fucking okay. Yeah, I don't think there is but I don't think what gta5 they would close it down. I just think they'll yeah, they might have a diminishing, you know, return kind of thing where they look at a percentage. Yeah, because otherwise dude, it's a lot the Shrike $5 stupid. I just lost my left bullet using my lawnmower to shave my nuts lawyers details, please. Oh for the for the man scraper commercial. Yeah, I think when you look at like GTA 6 man, what I want to see is want to see a larger world in size a bigger city and then bigger out of bounds. I don't need three cities. People are talking about multiple cities. I don't think it needs to be just cause either. I just wouldn't like to because GTA 5 is good, but you can cover GTA 5 pretty quick. I did the walk in the walk and you can walk to one edge the other pretty quickly not quickly and like, you know what I mean in game, you know, sure. Yeah, it's not eight hours. What are you what I'm wondering about as well. Well, it's always Rockstar there, you know, they're going to like push the push it even more. But what I was wondering I always wonder about this Red Dead. They were able to do what they did with the Red Dead because it's not a fully developed world. So every single NPC you me has his own scripting and and you can talk to them and they react and there's so much detail in that and then like encounters that might happen. Now. I'm sure encounters can definitely happen and GTA but I wonder I wonder if they're going to hate have scripting for every sink dude, like there's no way right like it's super populated. I get it's a city. There's no way they're going to script maybe they're going to do some crazy tech voodoo smart shit where they do some like AI scripting, you know, what I mean or something like that, but I don't see them, you know, but but it'd be it'd be awesome man. If GTA on the scale that it is had the same type of detail and and and density has read that that'd be that be insane man. And I always wonder about that. Like like what what direction maybe they're just too completely there two completely different games going two completely different routes, you know what I mean? So I don't know. I mean, it'll be the first ones based on SSD and NVMe. Yeah, so my personal opinion is they'll do a lot of loading behind the scenes NPCs. They'll do what Ubisoft does where they you know, they sample less scripting for the farther out the end of the guy is and so you're up close guys. There is a lot going on but looking at the footage here. There's a lot of places in GTA 5 where there isn't a ton of traffic and people and then depending on the time frame depending on the city. There is a lot I think they can probably do something that's very close to Red Dead plus a lot of cheats. They're going to have a ton of cheats. Yeah, 100 percent Legion had a ton of really good despite anybody's love or hate for Watchdogs Legion. If you watch their GDCs, they had some really smart ways of basically having one person sort of running a group of people and and it was like using their senses instead of everybody's and then informing others and sort of like fear did with its with its AI and stuff. I mean, I'm sure they're going to be able to work it out. It is over. They'll definitely have some cool stuff because of the new consoles. I mean base PS5 base Xbox series S and X they can do a lot with those is this so Red Dead came out 2018. That was almost that was like towards the end of the console life cycle. I believe now we're in the middle of it and it's interesting because even GTA GTA was at the very very they pushed the shit out of those systems. Remember Xbox 360 PS 3 like that was at the very very end the cusp. So it's interesting. This is going to be the first well, maybe I don't know how they usually they announce a game and then and then release it like a couple months later, right? So I'm assuming that it's going to be released 2024. Well, all GTA's have had two years exactly after announcement. Yeah, I looked my spot. Yeah. Yeah. They delayed GTA 5 by a couple months, but it was okay. Yeah, they so for with like two years to your two years two years and GTA I think for that probably makes sense because it also gives you some room to sort of identify where you are. Also, if you look at the alphas, dude, they're not very good. So we're seeing footage that I assume is somewhat current when people leak it. Yeah, that's got a long ways to go and a long ways in Rockstar terms, of course, is different than everybody else, but they could do it at the end of 2024. But I think more like or sorry, starting in 2025, the end of 2024, but I think it'll be probably end of 2025 or 2026. How Red Dead was released a couple months after, right? Right. A couple months after what? The announcement. Yeah, see that one I didn't track because Red Dead was, Red Dead was leaked many years prior. So I don't know. Yeah, I don't. Yeah. I mean, we've all we and we knew just we know about GTA 6 until today. They didn't announce it, but we knew it was being made too. So it is. And we knew GTA 4 was being made. I'm thinking of the deep dive trailers, you know, when they when they like when they released the Red Dead deep dive. Yeah. When they did like the 20 minute or 30 minute, like this is the game mechanics this way, you'd be that that was close to release. So maybe maybe they did like a teaser way before for sure. I mean, I'm excited whenever it could come out tomorrow and I would play it, it come out in two years and I could play it come out four years and I play it. I do also think that they've talked about not punching down in humor and all that stuff, which I think is really weird because that's sort of that's sort of what it's known for and why I think a lot of people there's a little bit of like cathartic kind of, you know, just like some of the stuff you would never say, but these characters say and so you find it funny like a comedian who's edgy or what we know for sure. Yeah, so I want to see how they're going to handle that how they're going to handle characterization of those two characters. Sicilian Gamer, $5 Super Chat thoughts on Boogie documentary. He spent $200 on prostitutes instead of his mortgage. Oh, God. What is Boogie? Boogie has been on a spiral since who's for a while now. Is Boogie the fat guy? He's heavyset and he did a lot of Xbox stuff. He did. I think he had like he was one guy from Xbox come over. Yeah. It was known for his like character that likes to drink a lot of I think Mountain Dew as you drink Mountain Dew. Francis. Francis. Flipping up the table thing. That shit, that shit. But then he went into like this whole rabbit hole of depression and I don't know. I think he's mentally unwell or something. So yeah, I don't know what's going on with that. Yeah. I personally would just say I don't like documentaries on people anyway, like everybody's personal life like everybody loves to pretend they're perfect in the real world. No one is. For sure. Never met anybody in my life and I mean that's what I did for you. Instagram filters. Instagram filter of life, right? So it's like I just don't care and I would never watch it like. You know there are like full on studios that would that would like that's where like there's full on studios and I know that like some of my some I have like friends who are Instagram like you know e -girls and shit and they tell me like they take they take a picture in Instagram like they're on they're in a private jet or like on the boat with that's all fake. Yeah, it's all that's all fake. Yeah. Yeah, it's all fake. It's it's yeah. Yeah here there's a guy who rents out his jet for Instagram models. So he'll rent out the jet. Yeah, they're coming to the tarmac take photos. Yeah. Yeah, and literally literally there's there's a lot of a lot of jet owners or speedboat owners or boats or yachts or whatever they say people just want to go there take videos with them. Like like fucking opening champagne and shit and ruining dirtying up their whole oh God the world. Yeah, I hate it. Number one says Red Dead 2 reveal was also two years prior to release. So yeah, you were probably thinking of those deep dives. I don't track that too much. I only do with GTA.
Fresh update on "francis" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Emergency Medical Services Department will increase the number of units staffed by EMTs. County data shows most incidents don't require a more advanced responder such as a paramedic. Earlier this year the agency updated its protocol to make sure the proper responders are sent to any given emergency. We provide will the most effective and efficient services to our citizens when they call 911. What they deem is potentially the worst day of their life when they call and ask for our assistance. It also wants to maximize resources for staffing purposes. Scott Gelman, KPOP News. We heard this morning that a multi -million dollar grant will actually help bring new homes and construction jobs locally to Prince George's County and it's all thanks to a Pittsburgh based company that works with non -profits to build modular to smaller homes. The company called Module just won three million dollars through the housing affordability breakthrough challenge and is now looking to to manufacture and sell homes in Prince George's County. Marquise Cofer is the director of development at module which works with local local governments and non -profits that get housing grants as opposed to going direct to buyer. And so they're passing along those savings to the home buyer who's just buying the home outright but at a lower cost below the cost construction. of Their all electric energy efficient homes typically sell to people making around 60 to 80 percent of the area median income. The company is also looking to expand to Baltimore and Richmond. John Dome in WTOP turning to the entertainment world word this morning that a two -time Tony award -winning actress has died. Her son says she died of natural causes at the age of 93. What are you doing? I'm Francis Sternhagen played Cliff Clavin's mom on Cheers, Carter's rich grandmother on ER, and Charlotte's mother -in -law on Sex and the City. Sternhagen won two Tony awards for her roles in the plays The Good Doctor and The Heiress. She was a history major at Vassar who switched to drama because of her C average grades in history. Sternhagen had a string of stage screen and TV roles even as she raised six children. If there's a story you need to know about, you'll hear it on WTOP a new study has ranked the safest cars for your teen driver breaking developments from Capitol Hill this morning several
A highlight from LST8 Casting Flowers The Letters of St. Therese of Lisieux with Fr. Timothy Gallagher Podcast
"Discerninghearts .com in cooperation with the Oblates of the Virgin Mary presents The Letters of Saint Therese of Lisieux with Father Timothy Gallagher. Father Gallagher is a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual direction according to the spiritual of exercises Saint Ignatius of Loyola. He is featured on several series found on the Eternal Word television network. He is also author of numerous books on the spiritual teachings of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and the Venerable Bruno Lanteri, founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, as well as other works focused on aspects of the spiritual life. The Letters of Saint Therese of Lisieux with Father Timothy Gallagher. I'm your host, Chris McGregor. This next letter brings us to just about one year before Therese's death, so she's 23 at this point, and it's a letter to Sister Maria of Saint Joseph, who is 38 years old at this point. Let's read a description of Sister Maria of Saint Joseph. She was a very difficult sister. She had a very difficult childhood. There was a goodness in her, but there was also a violent temper, mood swings, and so forth. And because of that, the sisters tended to avoid her. So this is from Marie, Therese's sister, Marie's deposition in the cause of canonization where she describes Sister Marie of Saint Joseph. The sister was subject to the blackest moods and did scarcely any work. I saw her when Sister Therese was already an invalid come to her to call for the week's linen. Therese had volunteered. No one else wanted to approach the sister, and Therese's heart always went out to the difficult people, to the suffering people. You know, Therese is the patron of the missions, and so her gaze reaches out to those who are very distant from her, wanting to bring them close to Christ. But her gaze also fell on those who were the nearest to her, and she saw the needs, and she would approach them with incredible insensitivity. The follow happens. I saw her when Sister Therese was already an invalid come to her to call for the week's linen, which she had given her to repair. And because Sister Therese had not been able to complete her task, the sister reproached her severely instead of thanking her for what she had done in spite of being so ill. So this is Sister Marie of Saint Joseph. Sister Therese took the reproaches as if they were so much praise. This poor unfortunate sister became the object of Sister Therese's tenderest compassion. One day when I had confided to her how much trouble that sister gave me, the servant of God, Therese, said, ah, if you only knew how necessary it is to forgive her, how much she is to be pitied. It is not her fault she is so poorly gifted. She is like an old clock that has to be rewound every quarter of an hour, just so emotionally needy. Yes, it is as bad as that. Well, wouldn't you have pity on it? Oh, how necessary it is to practice charity toward one's neighbor. And Therese also recognized and appreciated the good qualities that Sister Marie of Saint Joseph had, and they're listed here, tenderness, good memory, fine singing voice. And it pained Therese to see Sister Marie of Saint Joseph ostracized by the rest of the community. And so she resolved to move closer to her. I will say that eventually the mental, emotional mood swings and temper and so forth of Sister Marie of Saint Joseph were diagnosed by a doctor as a form of mental disability that was just incompatible with religious life. And so when she was 51, she was obliged to leave the convent. She lived for another 26 years before her death. And she always remembered Therese with fondness, always followed the cause of canonization, stayed in contact with the Carmel. Well, what Therese did, I think we'd have to say pretty heroically, was she volunteered to help Sister Marie of Saint Joseph in the linen room, which was where she worked alone because no one, they were afraid of her. They didn't want to be the subject of her violent temper and the speech and all that would go with it. And we have a series of the just brief notes that Therese writes to Sister Marie of Saint Joseph, sort of childlike, childish almost language. And Therese really takes the role of a mother concerned for Sister Marie. Is she sleeping well? Striving to take that combative spirit which Sister Marie of Saint Joseph has and to move that towards spiritual combat to help her try to offer her struggles and so forth for the good of souls, for the good of the Church. So this is one of these letters that she writes to Sister Marie of Saint Joseph. And you know, this allows us to highlight one of these qualities of Therese. I think we'll return to this later on. When there were suffering difficult people around her, people that everybody else tended to avoid, she was the one who would take the initiative to approach them. I mentioned they had these recreation times twice a day when they could sit together and just freely converse. It was her practice, the others noted it, and you see it in the cause of canonization, to choose to sit next to the ones that nobody else wanted to sit next to. So much so that one of these sisters convinced that Therese was really a great friend, that they were great friends. Therese did this so naturally, so easily, without any sign of struggle. Well, without any sign of struggle, she's the one of whom Therese said, sometimes the only thing I can do is just leave her because it's just too difficult for me, and then she'd come back when she was more able again. So she writes to Sister Marie of Saint Joseph, I am delighted with the little child. Now this is one of these letters where Therese uses the third person and metaphor. If we notice, for example, when she wrote to her childhood playmate Celine, there's none of that kind of language. It's very direct. It's the kind of language her mother would have written. So Therese, depending on the recipient, will adopt a different style of writing, and here it's that third person and metaphor. I am delighted with the little child, which is to say, I'm really happy with what I've seen in you. And the one who carries her in his arms is still more delighted than I. The Lord just loves what he's seen in you. Ah, how beautiful is the little child's vocation. Who else was speaking to Sister Marie of Saint Joseph like this? She was pretty universally simply avoided, and here is this fellow sister just saying, I'm so delighted to see the goodness in you, and Jesus sees it more than I. It is not one mission that she must evangelize, but all missions, and that is offer your struggles and sufferings for the missions for the apostolate of the Church. How will she do this? So how are you, Sister, with your personal struggles in the laundry room, going to offer something for the far -flung missionary work of the Church? And she answers, how will she do this? By loving, by sleeping, because Sister Marie of Saint Joseph had struggles with that, and Therese will often gently hope and encourage her to get the sleep that she needs. And then this next is capitalized, by throwing flowers to Jesus when he is asleep. Now, there's something very profound behind this, this throwing flowers in the Franca, jeté de fleur, which is a phrase that Therese uses often. And let's just take a moment to look at her, describe what she means by this in the story of a soul, because this is a very profound piece of her little way. So the image is, well, Therese did this as a child. They would, on the Corpus Christi procession, she and the other little girls, they'd be dressed in like their white dresses, and they'd be given flowers, and they would cast these flowers into the air along the road before the priest would come by with the Blessed Sacrament. Therese loved flowers. If you read her letters, flowers come back all the time in her writing. One of her joys was that she thought, in entering Carmel, that she was really giving up any contact with flowers, the flowers that she would go with her father and go walking out in the fields, and he'd be fishing, she'd be picking flowers as a little girl. And then to her delight found that people were constantly making gifts of flowers to the Carmel so that flowers were an abundant presence in her life. Well, she says, the little child, meaning herself, will strew flowers. She will perfume the royal throne with their sweet scents, and she will sing in her silvery tones the canticle of love. Now, what she's referring to here is her own sense of her weakness and her imperfections. Here are the great saints. Think of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross and Francis of Assisi. As she'll say elsewhere, these are the mountain tops, and she sees herself just as a little grain of sand. Her own life is so small. She sees her weakness and her struggles. Well, what can I do then? Well, the little child will throw flowers, will cast flowers upon the throne of the Lord Jesus. So there you get just an image or just a brief perspective on this kind of flowery metaphorical language that Teresa uses. It's always necessary to see what she's saying through that. The language is flowery. It can be sentimental. It can be childish at times, but the reality is rock, is solid, is deep, is rich. So now she explains she's speaking to Jesus. This is in the manuscript B, the second part of the story of the soul. It's now chapter nine. Yes, my beloved, this is how my life will be consumed. I have no other means of proving my love for you other than that of strewing flowers. All right, what does that mean? That is not allowing one little sacrifice to escape, not one look, one word, profiting by all the smallest things and doing them through love. Now, we're right at the heart of her little way here. I can't do great things for you. I'm not in the missions. I'm not being martyred. I haven't written great scholarly works, preached before multitudes. I'm just a humble little 24 -year -old woman living with 20 other women in a caramel that very few people even know of, working in the linen room, preparing meals, helping out in the sacristy, decorating as best I can, sacred objects, painting them. I can't do great things for you, but what I can do is to cast flowers. Now, as I've said so often in these conversations, it doesn't take much contact with Therese to touch the heroic, and it's right here. That is, by not allowing one sacrifice to escape. And her sisters were witness to this, that she, every opportunity that she could find, to go out of her way to help someone, to give up something that someone else wanted, to smile at the last person that she wanted to smile to, and so forth. She took advantage of all of these little occasions. The little way is only little in that the things that we do are ordinary, but it is not little in love, and not little in fruitfulness. It's heroic, actually, in these. What if we could even dream of living like that in our daily life at home or at work or in the parish or in the community, not allowing one little sacrifice to escape? I have a task to do. Here's a person who approaches me with a little sinking of my heart. He or she is going to want some time. What if we didn't allow one even smallest sacrifice to escape? Not one look that could encourage another person.
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"Third of an inch expected around places from the como for weather center and meteorologist rebecca stevenson news radio 1000 fm 977 your information station you're listening to northwest news radio i'm jeff pojla here's kim shepard john grisham george are martin and other prominent authors are taking their case against artificial intelligence to a federal court in new york today the court will have to decide whether open ai broke the law when they programmed chat gpt with the help of the work that they found online abc tech reporter mike debusky is joining us on the northwest newsline and this whole case may may wind up revolving around the somewhat murky definition of fair use under copyright law how is the company arguing that that applies here right kim so let's just lay out some some groundwork here today was the first day in this open ai is the maker of chat gpt pits them against uh several major figures in the book world uh as you mentioned there george rr martin jody picolt jonathan franson these authors are alleging that their work was used to train this company's large language model essentially the technology that ends chat gpt and they say it amounts to a systemic theft right that they were not compensated for this is copyright infringement on an industrial scale in the words of this lawsuit they're requesting an award of statutory damages up to 150 000 for each work uh among some other relief measures with regards to how this relates to uh you know this idea of fair use i think that's at the very core of it this idea that whether a person's work can be used if it is transformative enough if if the system that you use is able to change the work of an author in such a way that it is not quite as close to the original work as you know it could have been uh that that kind of is what it goes back to here is whether uh chat gpt is able to transform these authors works uh in such a way that they are you know legally distinct from one another that's kind of what the the case here is trying to to uncover as we figure out uh what artificial intelligence's role is in the larger copyright space and this case has been filed seeking class action status do you think that will be granted and and if it is would it be limited to authors or could we see painters singers maybe some other artists joining in well i i think that the class action part of this is really important kim because this idea that a group of authors can now kind of make this shared argument to open ai in some ways gives open ai opening an to you know settle with this group of authors right to say okay now you know if we this pay fee they're out of the way right we can use their work we'll compensate them you know through this settlement and and you back look to 2015 and spotify the music streaming service was in a similar position with the songwriters and the the musicians who are on their platform ten percent of the people who are on spotify were not compensated for being there and spotify settled with that group after a class action lawsuit and now you are able to stream their music a lot of legal experts are pointing to that as an example of where open AI could go in this regard also worth mentioning here Kim this group of authors that we're talking about George RR Martin, Jodie Piccol, Jonathan Franzen, David Baldacci they're not the only group that are suing open AI and other artificial intelligence companies making these allegations over the summer we saw Sarah Silverman very popular comedian sue both open AI and meta making these similar allegations saying that their books and their work were used to train their large language models the month before that in June Paul Tremblay and a group of other authors as well made similar allegations through a class action action lawsuits so in some ways this is sort of the highest profile names perhaps but they they are are certainly not alone when it comes to kind of tightening the screws on open AI I think the big question is you know what the next step here is from open AI's perspective ABC tech reporter Mike Debuskey on the Northwest News Line that's Kim Shepard in candid remarks NATO's chief says Ukraine and the Allies should be prepared for a long hard fight ahead these are your world headlines from ABC News at a gathering NATO foreign ministers in Brussels secretary -general Jens Stoltenberg says I think we need to now realize that is not a silver bullet not a single system that by itself will change on the battlefield but in many European countries taxpayers have been pushed to breaking point with economic and recession fears now taking center stage Pope Francis presided at his weekly audience with the public at the Vatican but he said he's still unwell and asked an aide to read his remarks for him a day after overseas trip and Toyota is selling part of its stake in components maker Denso to raise
IDL87 Part 4 Chapter 2 Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales Discerning Hearts Podcast
"Part 4 Chapter 2. Of the Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales. This is a Discerning Hearts recording read by Corey Webb. Chapter 2. The Need of a Good Courage. However much we may admire and crave for light, it is apt to dazzle our eyes when they have been long accustomed to darkness, and, on first visiting a foreign country, we are sure to feel strange among its inhabitants, however kindly or courteous they may be. Even so, my child, your changed life may be attended with some inward discomfort, and you may feel some reaction of discouragement and weariness after you have taken a final farewell of the world and its follies. Should it be so, I pray you, take it patiently, for it will not last. It is merely the disturbance caused by novelty, and, when it is gone by, you will abound in consolations. At first you may suffer somewhat under the loss what you enjoyed among your vain, frivolous companions, but would you forfeit the eternal gifts of God for such things as these? The empty amusements which have engrossed you hitherto may rise up attractively before your imagination and strive to win you back to rest in them. But are you bold enough to give up a blessed eternity for such deceitful snares? Believe me, if you will but persevere, you will not fail to enjoy a sweetness so real and satisfying that you will be constrained to this honey, and that one single day of devotion is worth more than a thousand years of worldly life. But you see before you the mountain of Christian perfection, which is very high, and you exclaim in fearfulness that you can never ascend it. Be of good cheer, my child. When the young bees first begin to live, they are mere grubs, unable to hover over flowers or to fly to the mountains, or even to the little hills where they might gather honey. But they are fed for a time with the honey laid up by their predecessors, and by degrees the grubs put forth their wings and grow strong, until they fly abroad and gather their harvest from all the country round. Now we are yet but grubs in devotion, unable to fly at will and attain the desired aim of Christian perfection. But if we begin to take shape through our desires and resolutions, our wings will gradually grow, and we may hope one day to become spiritual bees able to fly. Meanwhile let us feed upon the honey left us in the teaching of so many holy men of old, praying God that he would grant us dove's wings, so that we may not only fly during this life, but find an abiding resting place in eternity.
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If you missed my thoughts on the Tyson Fury, Francis and Ghanu fight to record an episode right after the decision was announced in Saudi Arabia, go back a couple of days, check out that episode as well. Got a great show lined up for you this week. Keith Idec, senior writer, boxingscene .com, good friend of the podcast. We continue the conversation on Fury and the Ghanu. We talk about the future for both these guys. Francis and Ghanu, should he go back to mixed martial arts? Should he stay in boxing for one more fight? Tyson Fury looks like he's headed towards a showdown with Alexander Usyk, but what about after that? Is there still a market for a second fight between Fury and Ghanu? Plus, a lot of things happening in boxing. Shaky Foster, he had a monster win this past week. And Keyshawn Davis, strange times for Keyshawn Davis these days after having the result of his fight overturned because of marijuana. Talk to Keith about that as well. A little bit later in the show, Jamel Herring, the former 130 -pound champion. He is mounting a comeback for one more run at a world title. He fights early next week, the rare Tuesday night fight in New York City. He joins me to talk about all things with his career, why he's coming back, what he hopes to accomplish, and why he believes as he approaches his late 30s, he can be a player in the 130 -pound division. Stick around, great conversation with Jamel Herring. As always, subscribe, rate, review this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, wherever you download podcast. It certainly helps us keep the show going each and every week. All right, Keith Idak, senior writer, BoxingScene .com does a great job covering boxing for that website. So Keith, the boxing world and the MMA world are still buzzing over the Tyson Fury, Francis and Ghanu fight this past weekend. I gave my thoughts on a short podcast right after the fight. So just let's start by giving me yours. What was your reaction as you're watching Fury and Ghanu transpire? Yeah, I think I was surprised. Like most people, Chris, I didn't think that it would be all that competitive. I did think Fury would have to be wary of Ghanu's power because the guy obviously can punch. I didn't know what his delivery system would look like or anything like that, which Tyson Fury himself said he didn't know either because when I spoke to Tyson Fury about maybe eight, nine days before the fight, whatever it was, he said, look, I'm not putting any stock in these videos that they're releasing because I don't know if I were doing something on a video that I were putting out to the world, I wouldn't show what I'm trying to do. So he goes, I'm assuming he didn't really show what he's capable of doing. So if he did underestimate him, it wasn't based on that. And he kind of said, after the fight, he said, look, I didn't underestimate him. He goes, I didn't know whether he was good or bad because there was nothing really of substance to look at to know one way or the other. That maybe subconsciously, Chris, he took him lightly. I mean, you would have to say that to some degree. But I also think people should give Ghanu credit for doing what he did. I mean, the guy has never boxed in a professional bout before. He got a little bit of amateur experience and everything.
A highlight from 1248. Pet Prenups. Who Gets The Dog?
"Celebrating the connection with our pets. This is Animal Radio, featuring your dream team, veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Dr. Debbie, she practices in Los Angeles. I don't know why she still practices. Los Angeles? I'm sorry. Las Vegas. I was going to say that was a mistake. She practices in Las Vegas, and I don't know why she's still practicing. She really does a fine job. I think she could move on to the actual thing right now, but she can answer your questions because she sees all kinds of weird, strange animals in Las Vegas. And you do see those in Los Angeles too, strange animals. And those are just the people. Yeah, those are two -legged kind. Hi Cheryl. Hi. What's going on with your animals? I have a nine -year -old Jack Russell Terrier that gets carsick. She's a real timid little dog and she gets really nervous in the car and took her on a trip to try it out. It was about a two -and -a -half -hour long trip and she threw up the whole way there. And on her way back she was exhausted, so she slept. But the problem is we were going to go on a vacation for about four days, and in the past we had another dog that we had to put down a couple months ago, and we would just leave them both at home and have someone come in and take care of them several times a day. And that worked out fine, but we really didn't want to leave her alone. And she's never really been kenneled. So I guess my question is, is there anything you can do for the car sickness? I believe it's caused by her getting really nervous. Yeah, yeah, definitely. There are things we can do for pets that have this problem, but you brought up a good point there is that for some pets it's truly a motion sickness problem, but for others it's really more of an anxiety -driven problem. And we can treat for motion sickness, but if they've got anxiety or fear for car travel, then it doesn't necessarily help them. So the first thing is to really kind of figure out which situation it is. If the sight of your car or just sitting in the car gets your dog salivating and gets them worked up, then we might be dealing more with an anxiety problem. Then if they're happy -go -lucky, they're in the car for a while, and then they get sick, that might be more of a motion sickness. So first thing is really the main way to treat this is to really condition the pet for car travel. So that's basically going to mean that we're going to slowly work up to exposures in the car and preferably not take them for that to our car ride until they are actually acclimated to the car. So we want to start really baby steps. So we get them maybe close to the car, we treat them, we give them goodies, we make it a pleasant experience, then we work up to opening the car door, making them sit in the car seat, coming back out, and then gradually turning on the car with the pet in it to actually going down the driveway. And as we do this, we're only doing little steps. So if at any point the pet shows fear, anxiety, or gets sick to their stomach, we stop because we're not going to win anything by trying to battle through it. We want to make it short, good exposures and make that car become a great thing that they become accustomed to. So that's how we work through that aspect. And eventually we build up to longer and longer exposures within the car. Now to do that, you might need some other tools to help you. And there's some kind of natural steps we might try. And then there's going to be also some different types of medications that we can look at. So if we're looking at a pet that has true motion sickness, I'm going to go for more or like Dramamine a drug called Cerenia. Both of those, you can talk to your veterinarian about the right doses, and they can be helpful for a lot of pets with car travel.
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"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio featuring your dream team veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani and here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Ah, boo! You scared? No. Okay. Happy Halloween to you and all of your animals. There you go. Yes. We'd love to hear from you today. We can talk to Dr. Debbie or dog father Joey Vellani and we'd love to see their pictures of your costumed animals over at our Facebook page. So make sure that you upload those along with your videos over there. We're going to head to the phones for your calls right now but first let's find out what's going on in the newsroom. Ms. Lori Brooks, what are you working on? You know we're all big animal supporters here and there is yet a new study out that talks about the benefits of having animals with children specifically in the classroom. This is like far from the days of when I was a kid and our classroom pet was an ant farm. But I did love that ant farm and I used to take that home during the summer and well just one summer because, well, they didn't come back home. Hi. Who is this? You talking with me? I'm talking to you. You talking to me? I'm talking to you. I'm not talking to you. Okay. I'm Lucy. Hi Lucy. How you doing? I'm doing good. Where are you calling? Right now I'm calling in from Maryland. When I called you originally, I was in Arizona. You get around? Yes.
A highlight from LST6 The Suffering Holy Face of Jesus The Letters of St. Therese of Lisieux with Fr. Timothy Gallagher Discerning Hearts Podcast
"Discerninghearts .com in cooperation with the Oblates of the Virgin Mary presents the letters of Saint Therese of Lisieux with Father Timothy Gallagher. Father Gallagher is a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual direction according to the spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. He is featured on several series found on the eternal word television network. He is also author of numerous books on the spiritual teachings of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and the venerable Bruno Lanteri founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary as well as other works focused on aspects of the spiritual life. The letters of Saint Therese of Lisieux with Father Timothy Gallagher. I'm your host, Chris McGregor. This next letter takes us to about a year later. Therese is now 19, Celine to whom she's writing is 23. Their father is still in the institution, a letter which also pertains to this correspondence in which Therese is encouraging Celine as she lives with this and is the family person who is there trying to handle all of this. Dear Celine, formerly in the days of our childhood we used to enjoy our feast. Now this letter is written on October 19th which is just a few days after the feast of Saint Teresa of Avila October 15th so that's the feast to which Therese refers here. Our feast because three of them are in the caramel and again in Therese's mind Celine will be joining them when it's possible. We used to enjoy our feast because of the little gifts we mutually exchanged. The smallest object then had an incomparable value in our eyes. Soon the scene changed. Wings grew on the youngest of the birds. Therese slips into metaphor very easily you know even the little flower over and over again she will write with metaphor. Wings grew on the youngest of the birds which is a reference to her entrance into caramel and it flew away far from the sweetness of its childhood and all illusion vanished as we've seen already now. Summer had followed spring, life's reality, the dreams of youth. Celine was it not at that decisive moment that the bonds which joined our hearts were tightened. This is Therese. Here is Celine who is feeling left out. The others are in the caramel. Even the remaining sister Leonie is now attempting yet a third time to enter religious life at this point or she will be shortly and Celine feels as though she's the one left behind and feels as though again she's lost Therese in some sense because of the deep intimacy between them of course changes once Therese enters out of the caramel. So Therese knowing that speaks right to that. Was it not at that decisive moment when I left and entered caramel that the bonds that joined our hearts were actually tightened. Yes separation united us in a way that language cannot express as I've said she'll often say that. Our childlike affection was changed into a union of feelings a unity of souls and mind as a maturity and deepening taking place. Who then could have accomplished this marvel? Ah, it was he who had ravished our hearts. Now she's going to quote from John of the Cross and then from the Song of Songs two sources that are very dear to her. The beloved chosen among thousands the odor alone of his ointments suffices to draw us after him. John of the Cross was very central for her and she says that when she was about 17 and 18 that was really all that she read and as far as we can see she didn't read systematically but by instinct she moved toward the living flame of love and the spiritual canticle. So her focus was less on the ascetical road toward self emptying that leads toward love and her heart just moved immediately right to where her heart was drawn. Most of her quotes from John of the Cross and there are many. In fact a whole book has been written on this. Her understanding of and use of John of the Cross are from the living flame of love and the spiritual canticle. Interestingly enough one Carmelite scholar suggests that that's the proper way to read John of the Cross. Most of us I know I did this myself and I wish I had learned this counsel at the time. I had the project of reading John of the Cross and so I read The Dark Night and The Ascent and found it pretty difficult you know and this scholar's suggestion is no do what Therese did. Start with the living flame of love and the spiritual canticle. See the beauty of the goal and then go back and see the pathway toward it. Well Therese by instinct does that. Jesus has attracted us together although by different ways. Together different ways. I'm in the Carmel. You're still in the world. Together he has raised us above all the fragile things of this world whose image passes away. He has placed so to speak all things under our feet like Zacchaeus. Now you'll see as we go through this letter and it's one reason why I quote it how Therese and now she's just none of this is studied. She's just as she said in the letter to her and I just write as my heart dictates but we'll see that she never goes very long without citing scripture. In fact if you look at a story of a soul you see the same thing. In the Carmel there were hours of personal prayer every day. There was the time of the recitation of the Divine Office periodically throughout the day but there were also hours of personal prayer. Therese at one point was given a book of prayers a part of which contained the entirety of the New Testament. At one point I even drew this out for myself because I wanted to see what this meant. The last 216 pages of this manual for the Christian as it was called contained the entirety of the New Testament. Therese separated that from the rest of the book made it an appropriate cover for it and she always kept that with her. She kept it in a pocket of her habit and she used it and her prayer. In those hours of prayer we can just see her reading the New Testament especially the Gospels but over and over and over again until it became the stuff as it were of her spiritual life. Later even the reading of John of the Cross faded somewhat for her and the Gospels became the single source of reading that she would do. She's a witness to faithful daily absorption of the Scriptures and especially the Gospels. You know how Pope Francis is always asking us have a Bible with have a New Testament with you and you know how to say things like what would happen if we opened the New Testament as often as we open our phones. Therese does this so she has the New Testament with her and she absorbs it profoundly and really you kind of see the roots of Therese as a doctor of the church here. She reads it with an originality she sees meanings in Scripture. Things for example like when she's speaking about love your enemies and she applies that to other sisters in the Carmel who are not her enemies but are just humanly difficult in one way or another for her. She does this consistently she'll see applications of the Scriptures and they open up for her in ways that are very rich and you'll see that in this letter repeatedly. Do we know there if was a favorite of the Gospels you know some tend towards the Synoptics others towards John or maybe Luke Matthew Mark and or was it just a complete package for her do you think? We'd really have to turn to the real scholars to answer that thoroughly. As far as I can say from my own reading I just see her speaking of the Gospels as a unity and then quoting from all of the Gospels whether there was a preference in one way or another for one of the others I wouldn't be able to say you know with precision.
A highlight from Unveiling the Allure of PK Lures with Curt Reeff
"Fish on! Hey, Radcast is on! And welcome to the show, Mr. Jim Zumbo. Gentlemen, I am pleased to be here and I use that term loosely when I say gentlemen. Al Winder. Just want to welcome you to the show. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to hang out with us on a podcast for a little bit. Hey, I'm looking forward to it. Nothing makes me happier than you'd be talking about. Hailing from Wisconsin, Janna Waller. Thanks so much for having me. It's Radcast. Hunting, fishing, and everything in between. Powered by Bowspider. Brought to you by PK Lures and High Mountain Seasonings. And now, here's your hosts, Patrick Edwards and David Merrow. Welcome to another episode of Radcast Outdoors. I'm one of your hosts, Patrick Edwards. And I'm David Merrow. It's good to be back in the studio and today we're because we get to have one of our sponsors on the show technically too because you're here as well. We get to have one of our sponsors on the show and of course one of my favorites just because I love the fishing side so much. So, Curt Reef, owner of PK Lures, welcome to the podcast, man. Hey, guys. It's always exciting to follow what PK Lures is doing because they're always innovating. Pat O 'Grady and the team that Curt has, they're always coming up with ideas and they're testing out things to help you catch more and bigger fish, which is one of the reasons I use PKs all the time. I'm a bigger fly fisherman. I always have been ever since I was young, but I have no problem picking up a rod and reel. I have no problem putting on bait. I have no problem grabbing a rifle when it's rifle season even though I'm a bow hunter, right? I don't discriminate. However, there's a couple rivers here in Wyoming that I tried fly fishing and tried fly fishing and asked the locals and asked the guides and asked the shops and got the flies and beat that water up and Patrick takes me down there and we throw a PK on and I'm killing some big trout, big fish, and having a blast doing it. He's working on converting me to typically the rod and reel and the fly rod now are always in the truck. And they're both great, but it is really cool. PK is always doing some cool stuff and I have a long history with PK, but still I got to say one of my favorites is the flutter fish. I catch fish everywhere on that thing. And guys ask me, me personally, friends, listeners of the show, and they, specifically the other two sponsors, which is High Mountain Seasoning and PK, they're like, you're paid to use it. You're paid to talk about it. You really like it. I'm like, I've told them several times. If I wasn't affiliated with him, I'd be using High Mountain Seasoning and just seeing the difference in putting any PK on, especially the Red Dot Glow, wherever we go, charge that thing up with a flashlight and catch some walleye at night. It's a blast. Yeah, exactly. So Kurt, it's really cool to have you on the show. Thanks again for sponsoring the show. We certainly love our PKs and we're using them quite often because we like to get out on the water. We're transitioning into that hard water season and PK has been known for a long time for the ice fishing gear. And so I was just wanting to have you on to talk about what's new and what's coming. But first, I think it's really cool for our audience to get to know you a little bit. So Kurt, tell us a little bit about where you're from and how you got into fishing. Yeah, I don't know. I'm a redneck country guy from North Dakota. I don't like being indoors. I got to be outside. That's what got me into this stuff. I graduated from this area. I'm out of Lytton, North Dakota. We're just north of the South Dakota state line. We are located on the waters of Lake Oahe. It's the heart of the Missouri River. It goes from down to the Mississippi. There's Lake Oahe, Lake Francis, Lake Sharp that all look up to it. We fish a lot of like structure, a little bit of everything. And right now there's still a good live bait like going on. These fish that we are targeting right now on the Lake Oahe portion are starting their fall migration from south of Mole Ridge down by Akaska, here in South Dakota. They start to transition to move up north around this mark where they're going to spawn next spring. We just did a big fishing tournament here on the Missouri called the Big Muddy. That was about two weeks ago. From then until now fishing has changed. There's been a good bite around the River Bay here. This last week there's been a ton of boats out. People are getting out. I'm looking to get down next Monday just to test out some different stuff and see what's going on. But if these fish keep migrating north, ice fish should be great. But yeah, I've got a construction business on the side that we do roofing gutters and siding. And as I spend my winters off, that's what got me going into PK. I met Pat here a couple of years ago. We took him up to Lake Whip and I was looking to do something as an investment I wanted to do. I had some ideas I to wanted do. And I ran him by Pat. I'm looking at maybe getting out of there. So we worked out a deal within a week or two. I basically bought the company. But from then PK started in 2009. Pat did a great job with it. He didn't have a lot of social media, internet skills. It was all basically word of mouth. Whatever he did, it was just word of mouth. I got into it and I'm not much better than Pat. I don't know a whole lot about computers and stuff, but we've been just testing out some new stuff. We started that ice fishing company. I fished the National Walleye tour competitively in the summertime. This year I got busy with my other job so I didn't get to do the whole schedule. I'm looking forward to doing the whole schedule at the end of the next year. We start out in Lake Erie and I'm actually going out there here in a couple of weeks to test out some new products. Now I really get an head start on pre -fishing. I'm just going to get out and do one more big open water trip, I guess. I'm going to be meeting my dad and brother out there. We're That's awesome. Sounds like a lot of fun. And one of the things that I've always enjoyed over the years is seeing some of the ideas that Pat has come up with. And I know you two collaborate quite a bit and Tim Jenny and all the guys. I'm like, what are we going to come up with next? It's going to be the new big thing. And I know the Ridge Rattler has been an important part of my arsenal over the last year and a half, two years. And I see that you're coming out with a smaller version of that for ice season, which is really exciting, especially for those of us like me who love to hammer the walleye and the trout through the ice. So can you tell us just a little bit more about that product? Yeah, being a competitive angler, I got a tie on a PTA, whatever I'm doing or for the pizza purpose of building a tackle company. I can go out and use what actually works and do as good as everybody else. But the idea was what PTA we're trying to do our own thing. We're trying to be unique in and making something that's not out there yet. If you go, I'm looking at something you think what's it's already been done. What can we do to make it better? Anything different with the PTA Ridge Rattler? We took our crankbait. We have what's called a Ridgeline Gen 2 crankbait. It's got ridges on the outside. Those ridges give it a different vibration as it travels through the water. And if you want to trigger fish, you basically need three elements. You need noise, flash and vibration. If you can get one of those elements into something that's probably going to catch fish. Although, a bare hook will catch fish. Don't get me wrong. You don't always have to have something pretty and crazy out there. It can be very simple. But we took that design of the PK Ridgeline crankbait and downsized it into a lipless crankbait. In doing so, I like to use a lot of lipless cranks. Like I started off with Live Target and those are very light. They're hard to use during open water because they don't have a lot of direction of going down. They kind of jig and they do their thing. It's a cool product. They almost got some cool stuff with the light. They just don't drop fast. I was looking for something I can use for open water and ice fishing. So what we did, we added extra weight to the front. We called it a weight forward design. By doing so, that creates a fast drop alert. And we kept those ridges on the side. Those ridges cause vibration. When I'm out there jigging it or ripping it or throwing it back to me, I'm going to jig it up. And as I jig it up, I can feel vibration in my rod. That vibration lets me know that alert isn't followed up. It's actually working. And as it's doing that, it's triggering the strike. The idea is you want to rip it up, get it to vibrate and let it swim down and sink and hit the bottom. It's going to stir things up. But if it's a great lure for open water, cast like a bullet. We use it a lot up in say Devil's Lake and Sakakawea or Castle of Weedlines. Perfect lure for up there. Doesn't matter if it's windy out or not, you can cast that. Where some of the other ones you just can't cast into the wind, it's too light. But it works great for ice fishing, great for open water. And then this year we come out with three new products. The ideal is we're going for the Finicky Bite. We're downsizing things on the Ridge Rider. This one here we come out with, it's called the Mini. I didn't see it or not, but it basically weighs just under a quarter ounce. And we already have a quarter ounce one, but this is about half the size. Some of that weight, it's just a nice fast dropping lure. It's got smaller hooks on it. It's designed to catch crappie and perch and all this. But when we were testing it up in Devil's Lake last year, it isn't just up in Devil's Lake, but we have a bunch of areas down here where we have nice walleye and nice perch that share the same water. So you can be targeting perch for an hour and next thing you'll get a six ball walleye come. So this lure is great for that because it's got the small hooks on it for the perch crappie. But when a walleye bites it, it doesn't just nibble on it. It basically inhales. If you're going to use this for a walleye, bring fires with you because they're going to have to try on a small. Just something cool. And there's a lot of similar products out there, but the big difference on this, it's the weight forward design and the ribs. It's going to vibrate and it's going to have a fast drop with the other one. Just don't ask. Yeah. I've fished before you guys came out with the Ridge Rattler, I used some of the smaller lipless cranks and they just don't have the weight. You were talking about those like the rattle trap is one I think about. It was okay, but I can cast the PK Ridge Rattler almost twice as far. It's going to dive deeper. Yes, much deeper. And it's fun. I took it last year out off of this. We have this gravel point that would drop off and I was running that Ridge Rattler right up, right up that gravel drop off and just catching walleye after walleye off that drop. And I've noticed those predatory fish. They really want to be low in the water column and watch that bait fish. And when that bait fish is getting close to the surface and close the bank, that's when they want to run up and strike and eat that thing. So if you can mimic that where, where bait fish are, you know, running away, but they're running out of basically maneuverable room, that's when those big fish are like, okay, I've got you. I'm going for it. And they can corral you. Yeah. And Kurt, I was going to say those smaller ones are going to be really awesome for trout here in the West because a lot of our lakes, we have predator and believe me, they are predatory brook trout, splake, browns, fishing that smaller version through the ice and mid winter is going to be great because some of those bigger ones sometimes turn them off, right? Like it's a little too much for them, but downsizing a little bit, I think is going to be just killer for the trout through the ice here in Wyoming, Montana, and the Western States. It's going to be fun to put them to use for sure. Well, one key element on catching fish is that I can be using a Renway dinner devil, right? And it's, I can have one size and it just doesn't work. Sometimes you just go to a smaller size. That's all you really need to do. You can have the right color and everything else, but sometimes it's going to a smaller size. It's all you need to do. So that's why we come out with this mini rig browser, just a different option of what already works great. Yeah. Just as a business owner, what are some tips and tricks you found? You have two companies you've talked about you're running. You've got your competitive fishing. What are some things you've done to bring balance into? Cause obviously R and D new products, bringing that to the market. I know personally what is behind that and the amount of energy work, stress, strife goes into launching a new product, but you're also running another existing company. And then you talked about, you're getting to go do competitive fishing, which is your kind of sounds like your bread and butter, what you like to do. So how do you balance all this to keep a holistic schedule and keep you motivated to keep producing new products? Yeah, no, that's a great question. I don't even know where to start. How do you balance not just one job, but basically two. And for one, you gotta have a good foundation at home. You gotta have a good support group. You gotta have good friends and family that help you out. I can't do this on my own. There's no way. I probably talk to Pat once a week. You just kick around different ideals, but then there's the financial part of this too, where it just, in this story, you got a couple million dollars worth of product, which we're just sitting on, waiting to go. And some of it sells better than the other stuff, but to be a weird tiny company we're competing against Rapalas and Berkleys and Northlands that we're not there, but hopefully someday we'll, we'll get a little bit closer. I was just uptown on the other day at Shields in Bismarck and what started out being just a two by two area of PK is we always got an eight foot section up there right now. So that's a big store. That's a good store for us, but it's not one of our biggest. Hopefully every year we keep gaining tech space. It all starts with having a good support group and my other company is doing very well where we can take some money out of put in with something new. Like we talked about earlier, we come out with some different stuff this year. We're also an open water company. I got to keep coming out with Oakland water products. And I think we're on the right track. We've got stuff that's unique again, and then I can catch a fish, but trying to balance everything. Yeah. It's a chaos sometimes. There's nothing worse than being a competitive fisherman. That's probably the most stressful job you can have. So that's going to keep moving forward and doing the best we can. I picked this one up the other day and as an entrepreneur, business owner, if the things you do in your downtime don't revitalize and re -energize, you're not going to make it very long. It's just, you know, it sounds like fishing, even though it causes some stress, it's your getaway from the fishing lure company, right? Yeah. No, I just love the outdoor part about being a competitive ranger. If we get to go somewhere and we'll be up in Green Bay, we'll be on Erie. This August here, we took a couple of net views off the port packing. We just changed trout, lake trout. That was a blast. If you want to go to a cook catch 25 to 30 inch wakers, four pack is it, and it's only six hours only, but it's six hours from us. And we ice fish big in the last mountain, plus all around here. Going to the different bides of water, you think it's a little vacation, but it's really not. Everywhere I might go, I pick up different things I need to do, where I do with DK, where it's different colors, different bides of water, fish react differently to certain things. So as we're going around ice fishing, open water fishing, I'm picking up things. I might go to somewhere to just tank and just do terrible, but yet I picked up some skills there or I learned something new that I can take somewhere else. So it was very beneficial to actually go to this event. It's just, we're always learning and that's something we got to do to keep things moving forward. I was going to ask you this later in the podcast, but I think I'll ask it now is if you're talking to somebody who's looking at the market and looking at different options, so you talked about Northland, you talked about Berkeley, Rapala, all those big companies, and then PKs, tell them just if you were to tell them one thing about why they should buy a PK, what would that be? What is the one thing you'd say, this is why you got to have PKs, this is why you should try this? I'm not one to say that PK is a catch -all. It isn't. Should PK be in someone's arsenal? Why not? We've got something for everybody, water, we've got something for every water type, almost every species of fish. We're a North Dakota, better known, why not give it a try? I know some guys are stuck on certain things, that's the hardest thing that this little industry is to get people to try something new. A lot of older guys have a talk box that's full, right? They don't have any need or any desire to buy anything new. They've got what works, they've got what's got them their biggest fish. We're targeting the younger generation, where we sponsor the high school fishing league in our state here. It's basically like, you know, the bass circuit, but we try to target, or we try to cater to the younger generation. That's the guys that have a tackle box that's empty, they're looking to fill it up, and they're more eager to try it, and they might not have as much experience on the water, so if we can get them a PK in their hand and they can catch their first big fish on it, they're hooked. And that's a lot of guys' big mistake, is that they're not willing to try something new, where they might try a certain crankbait, where they might try a particular crankbait that they like, and they'll put that crankbait on for six, seven hours, and if they don't catch a fish, they'll just, at the end of that fishing trip, they'll say the fish just didn't bite. That probably isn't the case, because they were open to try something new. It can be a benefit with something new, and I would say try it, you got something for basically everybody. Yeah, and I would echo that for sure, like this summer we were, I took my family up to Keyhole, and I did a podcast on that, and my son and my dad and I, so it was three generations of boys in the boat, and we wanted to go out and get after the walleye. The wind blew for a couple of days, where we couldn't get out to where I knew the walleye would probably be, so we focused on crappie and pike and other things, and then when we were able to get out to where the walleye were, that PK Dakota Disc was awesome, and my dad's kind of that older guy you're talking about, Kurt, where he's 80 years old, and he has the one thing that's always worked for him. He's got one of those crawler harnesses that Northland made that he loved, and Ben's on the other side of the boat with this PK Dakota Disc out fishing grandpa, so that was pretty cool. He was having fun, he's catching fish after fish, and we were done pretty quickly. It didn't take very long once we could get out to where they were at, but that Dakota Disc shines, and that PK Wobbler, a lot of your open water stuff, man, I'm just like, you have as a fisherman, you're like, okay, it's a crawler harness. It's not just a crawler harness, and what's really cool is, for me, I've been able to put a lot of fish in the boat this year using that, and I was going to tell you this story too. I have a nephew, he lives in like the Denver metro area, right, so real busy part of Denver, doesn't go fishing, mostly plays video games. I had him come up here to Boyson Reservoir with me, and we went out, and we were pulling a PK Wobbler, and I like the one that's got the pink with the kind of silvery look to it, and we were using that, and we were, seriously, we were going about a half a mile an hour to three quarters of a mile an hour, and about three foot of water right off the edges, some weeds, and some kind of dirty water, and we had our limit in 45 minutes. It was so much fun, he had a blast, and so I would just echo that, why not try something different? It is fun to, especially in the summer, you don't have to use the same crawler harness you've been using for 25 years. You can try some of these new things that give off a different vibration, a different flash, have a little different action to them, and they work really well. Thank you for putting those out, because they certainly helped us this summer quite a bit. That PK Wobbler and that Dakota Disc, and go over some cool products that pull on live beads. That's all I ever did. Back then, there was a Colorado blade, and there was an Indiana blade, and you would put on different beads, different colored beads, different colors, and just mix and match until you got something that was this cool. When Pat first designed that PK Wobbler, it was basically out of a piece of balsa wood, and he had filed that out, and there's one side that's flat, one side's round, and when we tested it, it was the rounded side, which is the opposite side that it is now. It's the rounded side, it's your fishing pole, and that just wobbled back and forth. Probably went about 20 degrees, that you sped up, it just wobbled faster, and you go, oh, that's cool. It's a float that has action, so let's just call it the PK Wobbler. It just made sense, but then when it goes into production, it goes from balsa wood into fork, and it totally chunks the action, and I panicked, because I got this piece of foam back, and I think I was out in Green Bay or somewhere, and I was just putting some on, and it basically wasn't doing anything. It was like, pulling around a box, and I'm like, God, I got a lot of these, I don't know what I'm going to do with them. So we peed out around, and I got this idea, let's just flip it around, so now we have the part that's flat, that face of the fishing pole, and that turned it into a multi -directional floating spinner. That was by accident. Now we got stuff that's in multi -directional, multi -directional. Whoever thought of that, I wasn't thinking of that, but that's what it does, and we got the patent for that, and that's ours, when it all happened by a lot, but as a kid growing up floating spinner, I thought, how else can we do a spinner? It's been done before, and then after, I ended up sitting, and then we kind of worked together to make what it is, but that PK Wobbler, I cashed two checks on the National Walleye Tour with it, plus a bunch of other checks of fishing, different other fish tournaments, but what a cooler. I think it does better in mid -summer, more on the Great Lakes. It just covers a bigger body of, as it spins, it displaces water in a bigger area, where say you go out to Lake Erie, it's always big blade, big stuff, right? As it spins, it's covering an area that's bigger than an actual spinner would, if that makes any sense, and then my dad and brother were out here two years ago, and they were messing around. When you go up here, it's always crankbaits, big stickbaits, reef runners, bandits, baglies, those, you're graded out there, so if you're going to go to Erie, if you're going to drive 14 hours, it's going to put the whole world up, it just makes sense. Why do you want to go out there and mess around with something that probably isn't going to catch a fish, when you only have a couple days to fish? So they went out there, and they're pulling big big bait bandits around, and then my dad being sad, he puts on the PK Wobbler in front of it, or whatever, let's see what it does. That first day, they went out, they've had a one pull, my dad outfished my brother like five to one, with a wobbler in front of a six -bait bandit, right? I don't know if it turns it into a scatter wrap, where it's got a little different action, or something, but by the end of their trip, they had a wobbler in front of every bandit, so that was just super cool. That's why we're going to go out there next week, we're going to play around with this some more, and we're going to put wobbler in front of cranks, and then we have a different rattle float coming out next year, we're going to play around with that, and then we got a Kaleidote we're working on for next year, and we're going to play around with that, and see what comes of it, but that PK Wobbler is super cool, we pretty much sell them all year around, even in February, we got wobbler's going out the door, which I think is just neat, and then that PK decoded this, it's just a round disc, about little, about a quarter, we got the idea, that's the full flapping around, it just goes side to side, and it causes vibration, it's kind of a swimming action, killer lure up on Devil's Lake, I don't think it goes by a fish that it doesn't catch, it just really does very well up in Devil's Lake, Lake Oahu out here, I think, I think almost anywhere I've ever put that on, I've caught fish, super cooler, deep, doesn't cost a lot, but if you want to tie your own, we have all the parts, you can buy them online, and you get a pack of 12 discs, very effective lure, and the get up and done often make it different, and we did it again with the PK decoded disc. Yeah, like I said, it worked great for me this summer, but I want to go back to this, you've got some new micro stuff coming out for this winter season, besides the Ridge Rattler, can you talk about those other two products, because I think those, especially around here, because we've got, we got the trout that I know will eat them, we've got the walleye, the crappie, the perch, all those different things, just highlight some of those new micros that you got coming out. Oh, this starts out now, about two years ago, I fished, called the NAIFC, I think it's still having a lure, but it's basically a special panfish ice fishing circuit, where they target bluegills, the area where I'm at, we don't have any bluegills, I don't, I think I caught my first one here probably three years ago, they're a very aggressive fish, like a crappie, but a lot smaller, but anyway, we were fishing Lake Oahu in Iowa, went down there, and I brought the PK predator tungsten, it's a one ounce tungsten, got a blade on it, a treble hook, we were fishing, and I could see them on my livestock, and there was a bunch of them down there, they wouldn't fight, and so I go online, and I'm trying to figure out how to catch a bluegill, and first thing I said is, lighten up your line, you know, go like a two pound test, and I did that, and I think our PK predator tungsten was a little too big, so you can come up with the idea of, let's drop the hook from the actual lure, to get like space out there, and then that seemed to work, started catching fish, that came up with the idea of, let's just make a real small tungsten, how small can we go, we got it down to a one thirty second out tungsten, and this is called the metagoshi rig, that all came from the idea of bluegill bite eat, bug bite eat, so the idea, this is this lure, bait chasing bait, when you stick something on the hook, it's basically, that hook is going to be following that lure, like bait chasing bait down there, real cool idea, we used a little bit last fall on Devil's Lake, we were catching blue jumbo perch with this, and then we would have walleye come through, I think our biggest walleye we caught was about three pounds, the chain did not break, I'm like, I'm sold, this is an awesome lure, bluegill, crappie, perch, and walleye, but I'm not saying this is a walleye lure, but if you have one come through, you're going to be okay with it, you know, that's the hook, right, and then as I'm going around, different sporting shows, I'm thinking, hey, I got this cool small spoon with a drop chain, and I'm showing guys, and they're like, you know what would be cooler than that, a treble hook on it, and I'm like, I can't breathe these guys, so what I did, I come out with a TK micro spoon, same one 30 second tongues in, but we put a size 20 treble hook on it, that way I got all the anglers happy, I think, I covered every bait, yeah, we got six colors of each, real cool lures, shield was down in Kirkwood Chasm, and here's a bunch of other stores that are slowly picking them up, but it's something new, so if you don't have it at your store, ask as far as that they order it, or check it out on our website, where we're fully stocked.
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A highlight from 1246. Cat Thwarts Suicide
"Celebrating the connection with our pets. This is Animal Radio featuring your dream team veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani and here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Well it is very ghoulish in here today. All of the animals dressed up in their Halloween costumes and we ought to just get a group picture or a picture of some of these animals and put them up on the website because it is so absolutely adorable. Most of them like it. Except I think Nick Nicky is having trouble with. There is nothing going on in that gal's head. She just did not want to wear a hat. And who can blame her. You know some animals really get into this holiday and then some you know would rather just be curled up underneath the couch during that time because everything looks foreign to them and it kind of freaks them out. They can be freaked out real easy. Yeah I know my cat. I have a headband with horns and I can sit right there and look at him and I put the headbands on and he arches up and I take him off and he sits back down. I put the headband on and he arches up. Yeah Nicky she has a thing where we walk through the neighborhood neighbors put up a lot of those little fake gravestones and the ghouls crawling and she every year she gets really just disturbed and it takes her a couple times of walking around the neighborhood to see this until she realizes they're really not crawling out of the earth to get her. Now of course this is a busy time of the year at the office for you because of all of the candy and all the crap that the dogs ingest right? Yeah well there's a lot of not just the chocolate but the other candy so you know dog that eats lollipops. You know there's things like the physical hazards of the foreign objects of having a lollipop stick in their stomach. So we see that kind of thing and then just you know the sweets. There's so many different things when when kids have those things and they have them around their toys then those toys might even smell like sweets and then I've seen it happen in my own household where anything next to the candy was ingested because it has that strong odor. So they really can get into a lot of foreign object ingestions as well as you know the risk of the candy. Not just chocolate but don't they you know that fake sweetener what is that Xylitol? Xylitol yeah so and a lot of people think that giving sugar -free gum is a great alternative to these sweets to kids but a lot of the sugar -free gums contain Xylitol which is very toxic and actually believe it or not one piece of this can actually kill a dog. Hi Ellen. Hi how are you? Good where are you calling from today? I'm calling from Clearwater Florida. Clearwater Florida you had that kind of New York accent. Did you go from New York? Ah that's what I thought.
A highlight from IDL86 Part 4 Chapter 1 Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales Discerning Hearts Podcast
"Discerning Hearts provides content dedicated to those on the spiritual journey. To continue production of these videos, prayers, and more, go to discerninghearts .com and click the donate link found there or inside the free Discerning Hearts app to make your donation. Thanks and God bless. Part 4 Chapter 1 of the Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales. This is a Discerning Hearts recording read by Corey Webb. Part 4 Containing Needful Councils Concerning Some Ordinary Temptations Chapter 1 We must not trifle with the words of worldly wisdom. Directly that your worldly friends perceive that you aim at leading a devout life, they will let loose endless shafts of mockery and misrepresentation upon you. The more malicious will attribute your change to hypocrisy, designing or bigotry. They will affirm that the world having looked coldly upon you, failing its favor you turn to God, while your friends will make a series of what, from their point of view, are prudent and charitable remonstrances. They will tell you that you are growing morbid, that you will lose your worldly credit and will make yourself unacceptable to the world. They will prognosticate your premature old age, the ruin of your material prosperity. They will tell you that in the world you must live as the world does, that you can be saved without all this fuss, and much more of the like nature. My daughter, all this is vain and foolish talk. These people have no real regard either for your bodily health or your material prosperity. If you were of the world, the Savior has said, the world would love his own, but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. We have all seen men and women too, pass the whole night, even several in succession, playing at chess or cards, and what can be a more dismal unwholesome thing than that. But the world has not a word to say against it, and their friends are no wise troubled. But give up an hour to meditation, or get up rather earlier than usual to prepare for Holy Communion, and they will send for the doctor to cure you of hypochondria or jaundice. People spend every night for a month dancing, and no one will complain of being the worse. But if they keep the one watch of Christmas Eve, we shall hear of endless colds and maladies the next day. Is it not as plain as possible that the world is as unjust, judge, indulgent and odd? We cannot stand well with the world save by renouncing his approval. It is not possible to satisfy the world's unreasonable demands. John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say he was a devil. The Son of Man is come eating and drinking and you say, Behold a gluttonous man and a winebibber, the friend of publicans and sinners. Even so, my child, if we give in to the world and laugh, dance and play as it does, it will, effect to be scandalized if we refuse to do so. It will accuse us of being hypocritical or morbid. If we adorn ourselves after its fashion, it will put some evil construction on what we do. If we go in plain attire, it will accuse us of meanness or cheerfulness, will be called dissipation, our mortification dullness, and ever casting its evil eye upon us. Nothing we can do will please it. It exaggerates our failings and publishes them abroad as sins, it represents our venial sins as mortal, and our sins of infirmity as malicious. Saint Paul says that charity is kind, but the world is unkind. Charity thinks no evil but the world thinks evil of everyone. And if it cannot find fault with our actions, it is sure at least to impute bad motives to them. Whether the sheep be black or white, horned or no, the wolf will devour them if he can. Do what we will the world must wage war upon us. If we spend any length of time in confession, it will speculate on what we have so much to say about. If we are brief, it will suggest that we are keeping back something. It spies out our every act, and, the most trifling angry word, sets us down as intolerable. Attention to business is avarice, meekness mere silliness, whereas the wrath of worldly people is to be reckoned as generosity. They're avarice, economy, they're mean deeds, honorable. There are always spiders at hand to make as much noise as it may. Like a bat molesting the songbirds of day, let us be firm in our ways, unchangeable in our resolutions, and perseverance will be the test of our surrender to God and our deliberate choice of the devout life. The planets and a wandering comet shine with much the same brightness, but the comet's is a passing blaze, which does not linger long, while the planets cease not to display their brightness. Even so, hypocrisy and real goodness have much outward resemblance, but one is easily known from the other, inasmuch as hypocrisy is short -lived and disperses like a mist while real goodness is firm and abiding. There is no surer groundwork for the beginnings of a devout life than the endurance of misrepresentation and calumny. Since, thereby we escape the danger of vainglory and pride, which are like the midwives of Egypt, who were bidden by Pharaoh to kill the male children born to Israel directly after their esteems us as fools, let us esteem it as mad.
Rev. Dr. James Kearny: From Yale to the Scripture
"Back, talking to James Kearney, who, like me, graduated Yale University and turned into a total Jesus freak, kicking to the curb all the accoutrement of high society. It's kind of funny. So the idea that you're you know, you were actually a whiffing poof greeting your parents in white tie and tails on the tarmac. Part of me wants to say like, man, what a jerk. But delivered God you from being a total idiot and called you unto himself and away from the cocktail parties at Wolsey Hall. Yeah, yeah, yeah. So well, yeah, it's kind of hilarious. So but but OK, so we don't have a ton of time. And I want to talk to you about some specific things that you're working on. But so roughly speaking, what what happened after that? How do you pursue ministry? What happens? What happened is that God had called me during that world tour to to go and rebuild his house for it had fallen into ruin. This is my life call. I received it when I was at Assisi in a St. Francis's call. And I thought, well, that's good. You said world tour. You didn't explain. So I will explain you and the whiffing poofs were on a world tour. This is what the whiffing poofs do. They're this, as I say, this fabled singing group that they fall on a pretty hard times. No one's heard of them anymore. But honestly, you're in the place where St. Francis is from Assisi. And God spoke to you there and said, I want you to rebuild my house, which is exactly what he said to St. Francis in Assisi. How did God communicate that to you at that point? How did that happen? Oh, interesting. Well, well, one, I was I was doing my very first fast, which I'd never done before, and I needed to because I've been at cocktail parties and eating sumptuously for, you know, all through Asia and all through Europe. And so and our next gig, it was between London and Spoleto, we were going to be at the Spoleto festival. So I had about three days in between. So I decided to go on a fast and go to Assisi because it was one stop away from Spoleto because I was a good Catholic. When I was there, I was taken in by a Franciscan, an American Franciscan from Ohio who was there for the summer, and he gave me a biography of St. Francis, and I was wandering around spacey because at this point it had been about two days without food. And I got up to the top of the hill and was leaning up against a castle and looking out over the Umber Valley. It's a beautiful, warm day, you know, in Italy, just absolutely gorgeous. And I'm reading about this fellow, St. Francis, that sounds a lot like me. He was upper, he was middle class, had a lot of money, and God had broken into his life and he was trying to follow God and he didn't know what to do. So he was at the Chapel of San Damiano. St. Francis was looking at the crucifix and the crucifix spoke to him. And in the book, they suddenly had out in quotes what the crucifix said, which Jesus said, said, go and rebuild my house, for it has fallen into ruin. And at that moment, there was a burst above my head of four doves, three white and one black, and they went way out over the valley. Wait a minute. So the moment you're reading this, you're in this beautiful place, reading this biography of St. Francis in the place where St. Francis is from. And in the moment that you read the line that Jesus spoke to St. Francis in the 13th century, in that moment, four doves explode over your head, not literally explode, but explode into flight. It felt like that. Yeah. And it was a way of it's sort of God's lovely way of emphasizing circumstances. And you could, of course, say, well, that was just circumstance. And you can, you know, which the secularists always do. They always look at the world and they try to bottom line it so that nothing means anything. But one of the things that we understand as Christians is that with God's creation, everything means everything. And he is constantly communicating to us through the smallest detail. And the big part of it is just, are we listening? It's not this God speak, but do we have ears to hear?
A highlight from LST5 The Crucible of Suffering The Letters of St. Therese of Lisieux with Fr. Timothy Gallagher Podcast
"Discerninghearts .com in cooperation with the Oblates of the Virgin Mary presents The Letters of Saint Therese of Lisieux with Father Timothy Gallagher. Father Gallagher is a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual direction according to the spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. He is featured on several series found on the Eternal Word television network. He is also author of numerous books on the spiritual teachings of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and the venerable Bruno Lanteri, founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, as well as other works focused on aspects of the spiritual life. The Letters of Saint Therese of Lisieux with Father Timothy Gallagher. I'm your host, Chris McGregor. But these letters, they're rich letters. Selene is kind of the moment when she really stands out, and you see her growing through the Crucible. You also see Therese growing through the Crucible. I'm going to read one of these letters now. There's quite a handful of them because the Superior wanted Therese to write regularly to encourage Selene, who very much needed it during this time. And of course, they were so close to two of them. So in this letter, Therese begins, Jesus himself is taking charge of saying happy birthday for his fiancé's 20 years. In Therese's mind, Selene is already a Carmelite, and so therefore espoused to Jesus. What a 20th year fruitful in sufferings, she underlines that, in choice graces. Twenty years, an age filled with illusion. Tell me, what illusion are you leaving in the heart of my Selene? Not much, because she has seen the sufferings of life in such a powerful way. What memories between us? It's a world of memories. Yes, Jesus has his preferences. There are in his garden fruits which the son of his love ripens almost in the twinkling of an eye. Why are we of this number? At this early age, both of us so aware of the Lord. A question filled with mystery. But again, this is always Therese. You can see the entire focus is on Selene. The reason Therese is writing this letter is because she's been asked to keep this correspondence to encourage Selene. So she's not sharing her own news. If she does speak about herself, she does it in order to encourage Selene. Of course, this is true in general. If Therese wrote the story of a soul, it was never her own initiative. She was simply being obedient to what superiors asked her at various times. What reason can Jesus give us? Alas, his reason is that he has no reason. Selene, let us make use of Jesus' preference which has...his reason is that he has no reason. He just loves, that's all. And that's the mystery. Let us make use of Jesus' preference which has taught us so many things in so few years. And let us neglect nothing that can please him. Let us be adorned by the sun of his love. The sun is burning. Let us be consumed by love. Now, that is never flowery language for Therese. When Therese talks about burning with love and being consumed by love, she's not speaking about simply feelings of which she didn't have all that many, actually, in her life in the Carmel. Warm feelings, you know, this sort of thing. What she's speaking of is very concrete, down -to -earth daily choices that we make. To smile at a person we don't feel like smiling at, to go out of our way to help another person, in a very concrete way to make our entire life be a gift of that love lived out in the people and events and relationships and places where God has placed us. That's what she means. And this applies to Celine here, who at this point has left home everything and is entirely dedicated to trying to help their father in any way that she can without much support and in helplessness, not being able to do much and in such sorrow to see the pain and the humiliation of their father. So that's, you know, any sentimental approach to St. Therese fades as soon as you get close to Therese. If we stop at the language itself, that is flowery and can be understood if it's only seen on the level of words. It could be taken at times in a sentimental way, but the, at times, flowery language always conveys and conveys in a way that the rich spiritual substance. You mentioned the crucible of suffering. And you see that in the life of Louis and also in Celine and Therese, that they didn't know at the time, they could not have known. This could have been just the suffering of a little family the in western part of France. And yet, God used that in their lives, that crucible, to burn such a fire of love. They would never know here on earth how it would affect the world, quite literally, and touch others. I guess the reason I bring that up, we don't know the crucible of suffering that we endure every day. This was an everyday type of ache in a very real way for all of them, wasn't it? When we look at suffering with the eyes of faith, and this is so deep in Therese, then our entire understanding of it changes. Suffering is never easy. None of this was easy for Therese and her family. But our understanding of it changes. For Therese, suffering becomes a treasure, and not in any masochistic kind of way, but because she knows that suffering is the road to fruitfulness, to spiritual fruitfulness in herself and so abundantly in her life for others, so much so that she didn't want to stop even at death, you know, but continue doing good on earth, and that suffering is the heart. Of course, look at Jesus' own life, passion, and death. It's very evident there, the infinite fruitfulness of his suffering, and we're called to share that. I speak with a kind of reverence and slowness here because I don't want to sound like I'm saying something that I've mastered myself, and I don't like suffering. I'll be upfront about it. Me neither. Physical suffering, emotional suffering, whatever form it takes, I don't like it. I'm glad when it disappears. I'm afraid to have it come, and so on. However, to the extent that we begin to see suffering the way Therese came to understand it, what she learned from John of the Cross, you see in the various saints, ultimately Jesus himself, that God took this worst of all things that came into the world through sin and its origins, as we see in Genesis Chapter 3, and made it the instrument of the greatest blessings that humanity can ever know, the royal road to growth, to holiness, to fruitfulness. When we begin to see that, so much of what our world looks at today when it says, why should this person suffer, and you get things like euthanasia, and so on, all of that takes on a radically different light, and it takes on its truth. Not only is suffering not useless, but it's a jewel, it's a treasure, it's a prize. Difficult, precisely, because that's the nature of suffering, but when understood with faith and born with courage, we saw that in Zelie, you see it in Therese in a remarkably heroic way, then it begins to be possible to bear it. You know that line of Dr. Victor Frankl, you know his famous book, Man's Search for Meaning, and how in his time in Auschwitz and the various concentration camps during World War II, he learned that those who saw no meaning in their suffering simply succumbed and died. Those who found meaning in it, a person who was determined to be reunited to his wife, or determined to raise his children, or to complete his life's project, these were the ones who survived. We can bear anything when we see meaning in it, and it was that that gave such courage to Therese and the others around her to bear the deep sufferings of her life. We speak of her as Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, but that isn't actually her complete name and religion. When she took the veil, she added that additional part, so she was Therese of the Child Jesus of the Holy Face. And actually, as the years of her religious life went by, the Holy Face, more than the Child Jesus, both were always important to her, but the Holy Face became the real center of her spirituality, and that was the face of Jesus as we see it in Isaiah 53. There was no beauty in him. We turn from him as one whom we considered forgotten by God and beaten down, and so on. It's the suffering, bleeding, marred face of Jesus as one from people whom hid their eyes. That's what she means by the hidden face of Jesus, and it's a symbol of suffering, and deeply, deeply what she wants to live because she knows the fruitfulness of it. So, you know, in these letters, these things are said very simply, but there is such a depth behind them. Now, we have Therese here at age 16. She will grow a great deal in all of this in the years to come, but this is already a profound theme throughout her religious life. Let us be consumed by love. St. Francis de Sales says, when the fire of love is in a heart, all the furniture flies out the window. This becomes the center. What she's doing here, and in some of what follows, she's quoting things that she's heard said by preachers in their retreats. Let us allow nothing, nothing in our heart except Jesus. Let us not believe we can love without suffering, without suffering much. Our poor nature is there, and it isn't there for nothing. Our nature is our riches, our means of earning our bread. So, this humanity that God has given us that can rejoice, but that can also feel emotional pain and deep emotional pain, this gift of this body that God has given us, which is such a gift for our lives, but which can also feel pain and grow ill. This, she says, is our richness, because this is where we can suffer. This is where we can live through an experience with the Lord and for the Lord that is fruitful beyond our imagining. As you've just indicated, our nature is our riches, our means of earning our bread. It is so precious that Jesus came on earth purposely to take possession of it. He wanted to share it. Then, a lovely sentence, and it's really for this that I quote this letter. Let us suffer the bitter pain without courage. Now, she's quoting one of their retreat directors. This was Father Pichon, who was a spiritual director for several of the Martins sisters, including Therese. Although, shortly after she entered the convent, he went to Canada and was there for most of her life, and she wrote regularly to him. Unfortunately, he didn't keep her letters appropriately because letters of spiritual direction, but it's estimated that she wrote probably about 50 letters to him, which would have been a wonderful treasure. He was extremely busy there and would write back to her roughly once a year or so. So, it was a pretty thin spiritual direction at that point, but he, at this point, had just given a retreat to the community, and she's quoting some of his thoughts here. Let us suffer the bitter pain without courage. Then, she says in parentheses, Jesus suffered in sadness. Without sadness, would the soul suffer? So, Celine, like us at times, when we're in situations that are painful, we don't feel like we have much courage. We feel like we're bearing it very badly. As I said before, if we're honest, we don't want it. We'd do anything to get out of it. It's there. We go through it almost because we have no choice, and we feel like we bumble, you know, halfway through it. We want to accept it, but we're afraid at times. And all of this, we would feel like, yes, I'm suffering, but not with very much courage. At times, I will say this to people when I really sincerely admire the courage with which they're going through trials and painful things. I'll say something like, it's just beautiful, the courage which you're facing. And invariably, the person will answer, I don't feel very courageous. I don't feel very brave. So, that's what Celine is feeling. And so, Therese is addressing that. Of course, you don't feel like you have much courage. That's the very nature of the suffering itself. And that is how Jesus suffered. And she'll point to Jesus, if not in this letter elsewhere, his prayer in the garden, Father, take this away from me. If it's at all possible, take this away from me. Sweating even unto blood. He suffered with sadness. He didn't suffer apart from his humanity and all that it feels. So, it's a very beautiful thing that she's saying here to Celine. Of course, you don't feel very brave and courageous, and you feel, that's the nature of suffering. That's the way Jesus suffered. It's beautiful. Go forward with it.
A highlight from Larry Taunton
"Ladies and gentlemen, looking for something new and original, something unique and without equal. Look no further. Here comes the one and only Eric Metaxas. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to what I like to call hour two. No one knows what we call it. Hour two is just tradition. I have the fun and edification and the joy of speaking with our friend Larry Taunton in this hour about all kinds of things. Larry Taunton. Welcome back. It's great to be with you, Eric, as always. Sometimes on this program, we talk about the news of the day. I'm not really a news of the day kind of guy. I would much rather talk about eternal things, eternal verities. I'd rather talk about the kind of thing that, you know, if we were to air it in a month, it would be just as relevant. And maybe we will air it in a month. But the point is, we will also air it today. And I want to talk to you about whatever's on your mind. You mentioned that you've been reading Francis Schaeffer. Some people listening to this program don't know who Francis Schaeffer was. Would you please tell my audience that is not privy to that information, who the great Francis Schaeffer was? Well, it just so happens, coincidentally, I have a copy of one of his books right here, a Christian manifesto. So Francis Schaeffer was a cultural commentator, theologian, pastor, Christian apologist of a previous generation. He's kind of an interesting guy. I didn't have the chance to meet him. I've had friends who did meet him and who were part of his staff at Labrie. Your friend, Oz Guinness, was a part of that staff at Labrie at one point. But Schaeffer, Schaeffer is just such a fascinating fellow that I've been reflecting on as of late because it was Schaeffer who in the 1970s and early 80s, he died of cancer in 1984. But Schaeffer was really pounding the pulpits. He was this knicker wearing Colonel Sanders beard, kind of guy with a slightly high pitched voice who was railing at the direction that America was going. He was quite passionate about abortion and what was happening then. But he was warning, like an Old Testament prophet, that we were headed for disaster as a country. And I think there are many people who look to the 1980s and go, wow, I mean, those are the Reagan years. I mean, America was very conservative then. I mean, we're nowhere near where we are yet. And still, Schaeffer was saying, we have come off the rails, and I have found myself reflecting on Schaeffer simply because he really was a prophet. I mean, he really did predict many of the things that we are now seeing. And anybody who's not familiar with him, I just simply say, go and go to YouTube and type in Francis Schaeffer and let's say his address at Coral Ridge in 1982, just two years before his death, where he was talking about the destruction of absolutes and with it, the destruction of truth and the rise of genocide, totalitarianism, these kinds of things. Well, and to be clear, I don't know if you just mentioned it, but he was a Christian intellectual, an evangelical Christian intellectual, wrote many books, as you said, a cultural commentator, created this community called Labrie in Switzerland, which I think may still exist. I'm not sure, but it's become quite leftist now, very leftist, radically leftist. Oh, my gosh. Sadly. Oh, my gosh. Well, that sort of figures, doesn't it? But the point is that Labrie was a Christian community. And as you mentioned, I was going to spend time there. And Schaeffer, when you described him, he he was, you know, wearing knickers. It was it was kind of like it was this kind of Alpine costume, you know, the knickers, this kind of, I don't know, 19th century hairstyle, whatever, you know, the Van Dyke beard, the Van Dyke. Thank you very much. And the Dick Van Dyke, not Dick Van Dyke, the Van Dyke beard and an Inverness cape. I don't know. He just would dress oddly. But he was the Christian intellectual and he was prophetic in the sense that he was talking about where trends lead, where we were in the nation at that time and where that's going to lead, talking from a Christian perspective. So you just had in your hand his book, The Christian Manifesto. I don't know which of his books I've read. Not many, but I'm well aware of Francis Schaeffer. So what shall we talk about with regard to him today? Well, I am I am so mindful of Schaeffer for me. He's worth resurrecting. He's worth, you know, sometimes people feel the need that there's nothing to read if it's not if it's not the latest thing, you know, something that's just come out. And there's such a rich Christian tradition of literature going back millennia. And, you know, you only have to go back a few decades to read Francis Schaeffer. And I would strongly encourage people who are listening in addition to reading Larry Alex Taunton and Eric Metaxas, we would strongly encourage them to take a look at Francis Schaeffer because it feels like you're reading a book that was just written a few days ago. And I mean, it's so it's so timely and I'm mindful of of him. He was so it was so formative in my own thinking when I was 15, I was working on the staff of a of a Christian camp. And a member of that staff, an older member of the staff, he had been on the staff at LaBrie and he would tell me about Schaeffer and I mean, I'm a very young believer, I know I know pretty well nothing. I've never heard of Francis Schaeffer. I've certainly never heard of reformed theology or covenant theology. I know nothing of these things. But he gave me a book on the end of that summer, three months of intense interaction with one another. He left in the early morning to go home and he left on my bed a book there, excuse me, on his bed, a signed copy of Schaeffer's How Then Should We Live? And he said, and I hope this stimulates your thinking. Now, I was 15 years old in that book, though it was it was difficult plowing, you know, for a 15 year old, but I just absorbed it and I can remember a line from it. See if this doesn't this doesn't resonate with you and where we are now. No totalitarian or authoritarian regime can tolerate a people who say they have an absolute universal standard by which all men and their governments are judged. Now, that's Schaeffer, that's quintessential Schaeffer in which he was explaining why Christians were persecuted by Rome. Why would you as Constantine, you know, three centuries later, Constantine would decide that any religion that encourages honesty and trade, obedience to government and hard work is a religion that should be cultivated, not suppressed.
A highlight from 1245. Marshall Tucker Band's Doug Gray Gets Catty
"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio, featuring veterinarian Dr. Debbie White, groomer Joey Volani, news director Lori Brooks. And now, here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. And your dream team of experts. Let us not forget bloody the world famous Russian dog wizard, the dog father Joey Volani and horse expert Ernie Rodino all here today. Coming up in just a few minutes, we're also going to talk to Doug Gray from the Marshall Tucker Band. What's the deal with him? Is he an animal lover? Why is he coming on the show? He's an animal lover. He's got some cats. Cats? He's a Persian cat guy. Persian? I just don't picture him as a Persian cat guy. I know, huh? I can't wait to talk to him. But that'll be a flashback to the 70s for me at least. Remember the song Can't You See? Remember that? Sure you do. See, I heard it in a love song is mine. Everybody has their favorite Marshall Tucker Band song. He'll be joining us in just a few minutes right here on Animal Radio. And Joey Volani, what will you be talking about? Smelly face dogs, you know, really stinky faces and how to deal with it quick and easy and get rid of the staining. And we move on from there. If you have a smelly face dog, and this will work on your husband, too. If he's a smelly faced husband, this tip, I believe, is kind of universal. You can use it all. Or smelly cat. Smelly cat. Smelly cat. Let's go to Ron. Hey, Ron, how are you doing? Okay, how are you? Good. Volani's right here. What's up with your dog? Oh, I have a German Shepherd that I got directly from the breeder as a puppy. Run, run, run, run, run, stop, stop, please. If you were the woman, I would kiss you right now. No, no, not again.
"francis" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Francis all president biden is returning from a trip overseas to indian vietnam and will meet speak and with first responders in their families during a stopover in anchorage alaska new workers are hoping erin rogers will transform the jets the former green bay packer will be making his big apple debut tonight it's an exciting team and the team is ready i feel like we just needed just something to galvanize i'm not saying i'm it i'm just saying there's an energy that's kind of surrounded me and and uh... the team is picked up on it rogers will have some familiar targets on the field like former packers alan lezard and randal cobb the new york jets will be hosting the buffalo bills monday on monday night football to cap off the first week of the nfl season global news twenty four hours a day powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in over one one hundred and twenty victory for the first time to afghanistan in two thousand three he sustained a moderate traumatic brain injury one of the most important elements of caregiving is taking care of yourself for many military veteran givers their caregiving journey starts earlier in life and lasts longer visit a r p dot org slash caregiving for a free military veterans guide to navigate your caregiving journey and better care for loved your one and yourself brought to you by AARP and the ad council the bloomberg talks podcast today's top interviews from around bloomberg news exclusive interview with chair of the scc gary gensler kathy wood the founder of ark invest thanks for joining us wide -ranging conversations with fortune 500 ceos big -name investors and
"francis" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
"In this episode, mother Mary Francis talks about ash Wednesday, a time of re flowering. Friday of the first week of lent, amendment and penance. It is of great spiritual benefit to avail ourselves of the sacrament of reconciliation often during this holy season, and so let us continue our consideration of this great gift minister to us through our holy church. Just as there is no sacramental absolution without contrition and without the actual confession, so the sacrament of reconciliation is not valid unless we are determined to dependence and to amend our lives. To whom do
"francis" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
"When Saint Francis saw a solitary sheep amid a flock of goats, C said he to his companion, how gentle the poor sheep is among the goats, even as was our lord among the pharisees, and seeing the boar devour a little lamb, poor little one he exclaimed weeping. How vividly is my savior's death set forth in you. A great man of our own day, Francis borgia, then duke of candia, has wont to indulge in many devout imaginations as he was hunting. I used to ponder, he said, how the falcon returns to one's wrist and lets one hood its eyes or chain it to the perch, and yet men are so perverse and refusing to turn in God's call. Saint basil, the great says that the rose emit its thorns preaches a lesson to men. All that is pleasant in this life, so it tells us mortals is mingled with sadness, no joy is altogether pure. All enjoyment is liable to be marred by regrets, marriage is saddened by widowhood, children bring anxiety, glory often turns to shame, neglect follows upon honor, weariness on pleasure, sickness on health. Truly the rose is a lovely flower, the saint goes on to say. But it moves me to sadness, reminding me as it does that for my sin, the earth was condemned to bring forth thorns. Another devout soul gazing upon a brook where the starlet sky of a calm summer's night was reflected, exclaims, oh my God, when you call me to dwell in your heavenly tabernacles, the stars will be beneath my feet, and even as those stars are now reflected here below, so are we. Your creatures reflected above in the living waters of your divine love. Therefore, another cried out, beholding a rapid river as it flowed, even then my soul will know no rest until it plunge into the divine sea where it came forth. Saint Francis, as she knelt to pray beside the banks of a pleasant stream, cried out an ecstasy, the grace of my dear lord flows softly and sweetly even as these refreshing waters, and another saintly soul looking upon the blooming orchards, cried out why am I alone barren in the church's garden. So Saint Francis of assisi, beholding a hen gathering her chickens beneath her wings exclaimed, keep me O lord, under the shadow of your wings,
"francis" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"This whistleblower Francis haugen who has exposed some very uncomfortable tools about research that Facebook did on itself What's been your reaction to her revelations So good for her for coming forward Good for Facebook for doing the research Bad for not like well you did the research She discovered some things that were harmful What are you doing about it It doesn't matter the fact that you say well you know maybe it's complicated or difficult It's once you discover something that is really potentially very dangerous and damaging What we should now hear from the company is and here's when we saw these reports here's the stuff we started doing Here's the way we started making tradeoffs against what might otherwise be on our interest engagement revenue whatever in order to solve these problems And that's what you want to see from companies in leadership So you're disappointed I'm disappointed Why Well because anything it's okay to have done the internal research and not reported it That's okay because like look yeah this is a problem we're fixing it But you then start the work streams to fix it Right And so one hand you say well we have these reports in this issue And what do we do We disbanded the civics integrity group You're like well that doesn't seem like you're working on it It doesn't seem like the problem is fixed So I think it's beholden on business leaders to say look when we hit these problems we work on them It doesn't mean look we didn't know this was gonna be a problem We didn't know it was gonna be an issue It's fair enough right And we're just and by the way we're following what customers want because they're clicking on things But wait there are these consequences and we should do something about the consequence It doesn't mean you can solve it perfectly but you should be working on it The research around children is particularly troubling You have this research that shows that Instagram can be harmful to teenagers And yet at the same time you're exploring building social products for kids as young as 5 years old Yeah What's wrong with that picture Is that I mean isn't that a little terrifying Well I think there's a chance where sometimes that product for 5 year old is great right Like it could be really educational learning engagement connectivity but you have to study it and you have to get it right The kids the whole reason we have childhood is we protect them and help them grow into adults Everyone has a responsibility there And at this point can we trust Facebook to be building the social network for kids I mean let's be honest Well I think they have lost trust for good reasons with this because you're not even responding to this crisis the right way I think that to regain it they have to be extra transparent They have to come forward and say look here's our dashboards Here's our metrics Here is the ways that we are trying to work on this and do things And that's the thing that is incumbent upon them to now start doing Don't say oh we have problems with a whistleblower Say here's what we're working on Here's what we're doing We know this is a problem we're working on Have you talked to mark at all and how do you think he is handling this Not yet Undoubtedly think that they have a whole bunch of eternal discussions going on right now and I wouldn't want to interrupt I mean I'm happy to help however I can I think he's a learner I think I have optimism and hope that he will learn from this His feet being applied to the fire is a good thing in this instance And then he will go okay I now need to make sure that we are being fully investing in protecting children And I think that's the stance the company needs to be at So what is the solution What is the role for regulation So while there's regulation but I think it starts with what's the dashboard that Facebook should be managing towards So for example you said well we have an engagement dashboard We have a session dashboard We have those Great We should also have other things on dashboard We should say well look if it's causing we know that certain kinds of content is causing body image issues or causing other kinds of things What we should add that to our dashboard and we should be measuring to make sure that we are having a positive impact there not a negative You don't just need one variable You don't just need the well do they click on it That's not the only variable You can put other variables in it It's part of the reason why you have a large company And that's the kind of thing that I would want to be hearing from Facebook about yeah yeah we got it and we know what we're working on And these are some good metrics that we should work towards and we are going to improve these metrics and we're going to report it on them at least to our auditors and we are going to work on this problem So here's another way to ask the question is Facebook too big to govern and too big to govern itself If you have a company with even the wisest people in charge Can they really be making decisions about every single moral ethical religious political legal issue in every single country around the world in every language How do you even possible Look at challenging and it's never going to be perfect There's always going to be lots of errors But I do think for example one thing like take for example the issues of governance and other languages where you don't have it We have AI that's getting much much better on languages Now it's not quite there yet but it's within two or three years You suddenly have kind of the equivalent of a universal translator That will make it easier That doesn't solve all the issues as cultural issues There's other kinds of things There's a political revolution here There's other things going on But that being said one of the benefits of having a central service is that you can invest in these kinds of protection mechanisms You can invest in the AI You can invest in that dialog and making it happen I actually think there are good things about global services as well where we understand other people So you don't necessarily think Facebook should be broken up I mean because the proposal has been break up the Instagram what's up Facebook or even break up Facebook India That should be its own thing So I'm precisely think the wrong answer is break up Right It's not to say that there aren't start with accountability start with transparency start with a dialog what you're doing See if you need regulation from that point of view Maybe you need to do a public private thing that's breaking up means that you don't have the resources to invest in that centralized thing Think about it this way I break it up and all of a sudden I got lots of four chains and reddits and everything else And it's even more mayhem So breaking up is not the answer Do you think the algorithm is the problem a and B do you think they should be choosing people over profit more often So the algorithm is part of the problem but also can be part of the solution which variables your.
"francis" Discussed on AP News
"Francis had half his colon removed and is in good condition, alert and breathing on his own in the hospital, says the Vatican. Francis is 84. He'll be in the hospital for about another week, says the Vatican returning July 4th holiday. Travelers are posting pictures of crowded airports online and telling of long delays, some of them because airlines are understaffed. To Chicago Police officers were shot and wounded early this morning while trying to break up a crowd following fourth of July gatherings. No suspects in custody. This is a P news. The big box office hit this weekend. Same as last weekend. Here's our Ask Charles Gabriel. There is nothing more powerful than the love of family. Universal Pictures kept it all in the family over the holiday weekend, owning all three top movies on the box office list, taking the checkered flag nine, the latest in the fast and furious series. It added another $24 million over the weekend and is expected to tack on another eight million or so during today's observed Independence Day holiday, finishing second, the boss Baby family business with the forever Urge capturing third. It's the first time any Hollywood studio has placed its movies 123 in one weekend since 2000 and five for Universal. It's the first time it's done that since 1989 when Sea of Love Parenthood and Uncle Buck topped the list. I'm Oscar Welles. Gabriel, a Massachusetts man has returned library books overdue since the 19 twenties. He found them in an attic apparently checked out by his aunt who died in the thirties. I'm Rita Foley. AP News Most Americans getting Covid 19 now are not vaccinated. Speaking on NBC's Meet the Press, Dr Anthony Fauci says a majority of recent covid 19 deaths in the U. S involved unvaccinated people If you look at the number of of deaths about 90 9.2% of them are unvaccinated about 0.8% or vaccinated, And while he knows many Americans have their reasons to be opposed to the shot with dealing With a historic situation with this pandemic, and we do have the tools to counter it. So, for goodness sakes, put aside all of those differences. The bottom line. Let's just put everything aside and get vaccinated and put an end to this terrible tragedy. I'm Shelley Adler. This.
"francis" Discussed on SoulKation Podcast
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"francis" Discussed on SoulKation Podcast
"Losing the weight in keeping it off honey. Okay we probably done diets. But how do we keep the weight off. So that's what our focus will be on thursday august twenty ninth. Okay shit life class. We're going to have a panel talking about how sugar and flour are really just like cocaine and heroin because they're actually made the same way to talk about maintaining your figure. Should you lift heavy or should you lift light weights cardio versus the training Recovery pre prepregnancy and post pregnancy hill and unhealthy busa. Just stay away from. We wanna see you there. All details will be in the so can trap facebook group you can click on the link in the show notes and we will see you on august twenty nine also get excited and get ready for the twenty. Twenty one so keisha retreat. I just want to be the real me we're gonna talk about having a ceo mindset. We're gonna talk about liking and loving the woman that you are and forgiving. The woman that you were. We're gonna talk about releasing self-doubt unpacking broken. Okay and leaving it. We don't put it back in twenty twenty okay. We want to see you there. Saturday august twenty. A more and more details can be found logo rene dot com and we hope to see their everyone. Welcome back to another episode of the soul -cation podcast. I have mixed roxanne with us today. How're you doing today. I'm doing pretty good. Thank you thank you for having me on a course you all might recognize her. She was a part of our so cash in my class and we have altered sales and she's about to drop them. Giuliani dima introduce yourself to the to the podcast. Mind at all. My name is roxanne francis. And i am a clinical social worker and psychotherapist. I originally hail from the little island of jamaica. But i now live in toronto canada where i am raising my beautiful family with my partner and i work with individuals. One on one from couple's two children to adults who are living with anxiety depression kinda make changes in their lives and i also work with organizations so that they can better support staff who have mental health issues..
"francis" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"By francis bacon we sailed from peru where we hit continued for the space of one whole year for china and japan by the south sea. Taking with us vittles for twelve months and had goodwin's from the east though soft and weak for five months pace and more but the wind came about and settled in the west for many days so as we could make little or no way and were some time in purpose to turn back but then again there arose strong and great winds from the south with a point east which carried us up for all that we could do towards the north. By which time our vittles failed us though we had made good spare of them so that finding ourselves in the midst of the greatest wilderness of waters in the world without vittles with our cells for lost men and prepared for death yet. We did lift up our hearts and voices to god above who show of his wonders in the deep beseeching him of his mercy that as in the beginning he discovered the face of the deep and brought forth dry land so he would now discover land to us that we might not perish and it came to pass that the next day about evening we saw within a canning before us towards the north as it were thick clouds which did put us in some hope of land. Knowing how that part of the south sea was utterly unknown and might have islands or continents that hitherto were not come to light wherefore we bent our course either where we saw the appearance of land all that night and in the dawning of the next day we might plainly discerned that it was a land flat to our site and full of bosca ch- which made it showed the more dark and after an hour and a half's sailing we entered into a good haven being the port of affair city not great indeed but well built and that gave a pleasant view from the sea. And we thinking every minute long 'til we were on land came close to the shore and offered to land but straightway as we saw diverse of the people with bastin's in their hands as it were forbidding us to land yet without any cries of fierceness but only as warning us off by signs that they made whereupon being that a little discomforted. We were advising with ourselves what we should do. During which time they're made fourth to us a small boat with about eight persons in it whereof one of them had in his hand tip staff of a yellow. Cain tipped both ends with blue. Who came aboard our ship without any show of distrust at all and when he saw one of our number present himself somewhat before the rest he drew forth a little. Scroll of parchment somewhat yellower than the parchment and shining like the leaves of writing tables but otherwise soft and flexible and delivered it to our foremost man in which scroll were written in ancient hebrew and in ancient greek and in good latin of the school and in spanish these words land ye not none of you and provide to be gone from this coast within sixteen days except you have further time given you. Meanwhile if you want fresh water or vittles or help for your sick or that your.
"francis" Discussed on SRB Media Podcasts
"To grow and develop and they're gonna be strong within the same and grains is one of them and not just made it harder for him. John lewis and as i was thinking he wasn't quite sure with john in light but we take we see white instead and then put you on the rain and an unspoken grains and then it gets. I know he's not percent off and like china was another one is like he's like greased lightning but it was the top one between grinds coupes. Put him in our. I is post grunge stop for home against brentford and probably to start the season. You must be ninja on the bench and always started with me. So i wi- less. Paul get tied backs to the midfield that adopted on the fullback set so as was kickoff. His point francis. Ignore ignore france's so after granted you see him smash you right. Back is a smashing francis. Okay normal kickoff balls played over its up and hung it up and sitting coming up first bosch. Even bad rolled off the pitch onto the site. Run up the the answer. I just kinda jump back with severe. So never i looked over. Grain another one. That one's broken.
"francis" Discussed on SRB Media Podcasts
"Registered blues from berlin jakob's good coach sam cheesy get then coach trips any good. So let's take you back to the beginning might use polk county obviously and around not saw. We just saw ricky also bryson desai's and from roy. You came in just after the sign for the sign. Monday i as well was not about five or six days after after he's still was done confirmation of stop. Who thought it was going to happen. But it it'd been on enough quite wash and just basically get forty nine in certain areas because karen being karen. So that's why walter to work itself out and it stop what you go plans breath. I enjoy and chris marsden before he came so close. I'm guessing yeah. Yeah actual is still apply. Moss was not long after. I got blessed moved on and was doing well but you got a good side. I mean it is what it stopped. I think that the good thing with don missile was was known to some off the pitch. Selena bolger is not that there was nothing. Overhanging him from the champion. He was just your team as a team on an after failed in you know could pass through without anyone put finger. Yeah yeah love that season that you joined us was just you know in what is not one of the we had the promotion and the and the and the altar windscreen shale a fabulous as a And obviously the following season while we all because collared shirts as well You on your home. One on the wall and the fly ones as well. Yeah yeah yeah up yet. So that one ares the ninety. Six ninety seven anywhere was top goalscorer for before long. The trump is first season money moving moving on people's essentially. He's not very intelligent member of the family because he prefers your the side of the to the to the data side Do you still have a ground answer. Yes just asking or is going back to the rico and so yes all with the volumes. Take the city properly fact that you've written not sunshine employees. The you ain't got the city anyway a kite yours. It's cooled birmingham and always going down. We don't know we never know. We never know for one year to the next roller have insecure. Scabby lousy team shouldn't be in the premier league. Because you got the decision. Wow wow wow well wild wild. And of course the of the sky sports all on your side over and across the the royal family and members of parliament moving into that and if we got where we go from that. I'll tell you what we've got today spoke. We kate right onto the end of the road. That's what we do on shine kept. What your best memories uploading for the for the told was with us. What would you say what you saw straight highlights glass promotion and just some of the goals are scored. Yeah he one. The second one against brentford cuss meal. It was worth every penny. And i think just getting back there and getting back home because it's all you say. Luckily live in a dream is a schoolboy dream and because it was looking looking down towards time from san hose roads and seeing the goal delights named getting drawn in command it was just a constant over failed city. Slow jetty by the to go full circle in combat and cost them. Money was dow sweet but can remember. That was your first..
"francis" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"The fourth is the polar and executor of fees which justifies the common resemblance of the courts of justice to the bush wherein to while the sheep flies for and weather. He is sure to lose part of his fleece on the other side an ancient clerk skillful and precedence wary and proceeding and understanding in the business of the court is an excellent finger of court and death. many times point the way to the judge himself. Fourthly for that which may concern the sovereign and a state judges ought above all to remember the conclusion of the roman twelve tables salis populi suprema lex and to know that laws except they be in order to that end our but things captures and oracle's not well inspired therefore it is unhappy thing in a state when kings and states do often consult with judges and again when judges do often consult with the king and state the one when there is matter of law intervened in business of state the other when there is some consideration of state intervention in a matter of law for many times. The things deduced to judgment may be mayhem and tuam win. The reason and consequence thereof may trench two point of estate. I call matter of state. Not only the parts of sovereignty but whatsoever introduce if any great alteration or dangerous precedent or concern with manufacturing any great portion of people and let no man weekly conceive that just laws and true policy have any antipathy for their like the spirits and sinews that one moves with the other let judges also remember that solomon's throne was supported by lions on both sides. Let them be lions but yet lions under the throne bean circumspect that they do not check or oppose any points of sovereignty let not judges also be ignorant of their own right as to think there is not left to them as a principal part of their office a wise use and application of laws for they may remember what the apostle safe of a greater law. Then there's nas schema quia lex bona s moto quiz lia. Utah tour leg teeny..
"francis" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"Of francis bacon essay fifty six of judicature judges ought to remember that their office is just dicing and not just dairy to interpret law and not to make law or give law else it will be like the authority claimed by the church of rome which under pretext of exposition of scripture does not stick to add an altar and to pronounce that which they do not find and by show of antiquity to introduce novelty judges more learned than witty more reverend than plausible and more advised than confident above all things integrity. Is there portion and proper virtue curse save the law is he that removes the landmark. The mislaying of a mere stone is to blame but it is the unjust judge that is the capital remover of landmarks. When he he finest amiss of lands and property one foul sentence death more hurt than many foul examples for these do but corrupt the stream. The other corrupted the fountain so with solomon funds turbot us at vina corrupt. Aw asked justice. Kagan's in causa sua corum adversarial the office of may have reference under the parties that us unto the advocates that plead unto the clerks and ministers of justice underneath them and to the sovereign or state above them. I for the causes or parties. That su there be say at the scripture that turn judgment into wormwood and surely there'd be also that turned into vinegar for injustice maketh it bitter and delays make it sour. The principal duty of judge is to suppress force and fraud. Whereof force is the more pernicious when it is open and fried win it is closed and disguised add their two contentious suits which ought to be spewed out as the surfeit of courts. A judge ought to prepare his way to adjust sentence as god with to prepare his way by raising valleys and taking down hills so when their appearance on either side and high hand violent prosecution cutting advantages taken combination power great council then is the virtue of judge seen to make inequality equal that he may plant his judgment as upon an even ground que- for titter mangat illicit sanjin him and where the wine press is hard rot. It yields a harsh wine. That tastes of the gravestone. Judges must beware of hard constructions and strain influences for there is no worse torture than the torture of laws..
"francis" Discussed on Zero To Travel Podcast
"To be surprised. If you like to be surprised if it's always a a nice feeling. I remember a couple of weeks ago my wife popped up when I was recording a podcast just brought me a cup of coffee and a little Church Street and it was a nice little surprise. I'm only sharing this to say, hey go surprised somebody today. There you go. That's that's going to be the challenge for the day. Go surprise dead. Somebody surprise and Delight them and that's always a nice thing to get the unexpected. It's not what we love about travel. It's like every time you turn the corner there's a surprise something you've never seen before something. You've never smelled before a feeling. Maybe you've never had before it's those little surprises that make every day. So interesting on the road and now a lot of us are at home, we have to find that that feeling of being surprised and seeing things fresh in a new way. It's a good mental exercise. I know it's tough. Sometimes when you're grounded not doing a lot of traveling but stay positive my friend find a way to surprise other people in your life or find a way to be surprised and things fresh. That was a random thought I just added the top of the show here, you know my interview today you'll here at the beginning. I was quite surprised because I didn't know francis's background job. I didn't know that he had this this story of getting into drugs and how that was a part of his journey towards travel. So it actually here in the beginning. It kind of I guess took me by surprise in some ways and I was really grateful that he was so generous to just be transparent and to just share his story in an honest way and getting to explore that and how going from an overdose and nearly dying rock-bottom to a life of trash a life out on the road about eight months later is is a tremendous tail and I'm really excited to adhere shared it and I'm excited for you to hear it..
"francis" Discussed on WGN Radio
"All right, follow up some things that we were talking about a relief today. I would say in the first hour of the show today, didn't we had a lot of very interesting educational information in the show. Today. It's been pretty much downhill since then. But and quite often head can happen. Yeah, but one of the things when you were reporting you do some covered 19 stories I'd mentioned That Pope Francis is waiting his turn to get his covert 19 vaccinates. Right? And I said, you think You know you're the pope. Yeah. You have move right to the front of the line. If you want to. He doesn't want to. He wants the weight is through. On. I think that's why so many people like you. Me is such a man of the people. He, uh you know, it's humble that way. It doesn't see himself as being above anybody. So you know that story with that, But here's Here's the rest of the story. Aziz we've learned Pope Francis on. Lee has one lung. Yes, he had some surgery to remove a long he had a problem when he was a younger man when he's a teenager, it right infection because they didn't have the antibiotic treatments that are Commonly used today, and he had to have a long removed. You would think that a person who is what we say 84 84 right with one lung might go to go to the front of the line anyway, whether you're pope or not when you're putting down your occupation on the on the application I am a head of state name Pope Francis occupation Pope. You think that he go right in front of the line just because of his medical conditions..
"francis" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"In spar decks to prevent the spaniards from annoying us with their clothes fights who then perceiving that we were possessed of their ship still themselves all in hold with their weapons except two or three yonkers which were found before the beats when having light out of our penises we found no danger of the enemy remaining we cut their cables at halls and with our three penises told her without the island into the sound right before the town without beyond the danger of their great shot meanwhile the town having intelligence hereof or by their watch took the alarm rang out there bells shot off about thirty pieces of great ordnance put all their men in a readiness horse foot came down to the very point of the wood and discharged their calendars to impeach us if they might in going forth the next morning the fourteenth of august our ships two frigates in which there were two who called themselves king scrivano the one of cartagena the other of baragua with seven mariners in to negroes who had been at number diaz and we're now bound for cartagena with duplicate letters of advice to certify them to captain drake had been at number two diaz had taken it and had it not been that he was hurt with some blessed shot by all likelihood he had sacked it he was yet still upon the coast they should therefore carefully prepare for him after that are captain had brought all his fleet together at the screen knows entreaties he was content to do them all favor in setting them and all their companies on shore and so bear dance with the islands of saint bernards about three leagues of the town where we found great store of fish for refreshing..
"francis" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"Which the enemy had let fall as he fled somewhat for that we marched with such speed but more for that they lay so thick and cross one on the other being returned. We made our stand near the midst of the marketplace. Where a tree growth hard by the cross whence our captain sent some of our men to stay the ringing of the alarm bell with continued all this while but the church being very strongly built in fast shut. They could not without firing. Which are captain forbade. Get into the steeple. Where the bell rung. In the meantime our captain having taken two or three spaniards in their flight commanded them to show him. The governor's house where he understood was the ordinary place of unloading the molay. Mules of all the treasure which came from panama. By the king's appointment although the silver only was kept their the gold pearl and jewels being there once entered by the kings officer was carried from thence to the king's treasure house not far off being a house. Very strongly built of limestone for the safekeeping. They're up at our coming. To the governor's house. We found the great door where the mules usually unladen even then opened a candle lighted upon the top of the stairs and affair. Janet ready saddled either for the governor himself or some other of his household to carry it after him by means of this light. We saw a huge of silver in that nether lower room being a pile of bars of silver of as near as we could guess seventy feet in length of ten feet in breadth and twelve feet in height piled up against the wall. Each bar was between thirty five and forty pounds in weight at site hereof. Our captain commanded straightly that. None of us should touch a bar of silver but stand upon our weapons because the town was full of people and there was in the king's treasure house near the water side. More gold and jewels than all our four penises with presently set. Some in hand to break open notwithstanding the spaniards report the strength of it. We were no sooner return to our strength but there was a report brought by some of our men that are pincers were endangered to be taken and that if we ourselves got bored before day we should be oppressed with multitude. Both of soldiers townspeople. This report had his ground from one. Diego in negro who in the time of the first conflict came in call to our penises to know whether they were kept in drake's and upon answer received continued intriguing to be taken aboard though he had first three or four shot made him and tell at length they fetched him and learn by him that not past eight days. Before our arrival the king had sent dither. Some one hundred fifty soldiers to guard the town against the maroons and the town at this time was full of people beside which all the rather believed. Because it agreed with the report of the negroes which we took before at the isle of pinos and therefore our captain sent his brother in john oxygen to understand the truth thereof they found are men which we left in our penises much frightened by reason that they saw great troops and companies running up and down with matches lighted some with other weapons crying k. Kayhan tae which not having been at the first conflict but coming from the other ends of the town being at least as big as plymouth came many times near us and understanding that we were english discharged their pieces in ran away presently after this a mighty shower of rain with a terrible storm of thunder and lightning fell which poured down so vehemently as it usually did those countries that before we recover the shelter of a certain shade or penthouse at the western end of the king's treasure house which seem to have been built their of purpose to avoid sun and rain..
"francis" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"Sir francis drake revived. Therefore even that afternoon he causes us to set sail for number two diaz so that before sunset we were as far as rio francisco then he led his heart aboard the shore that we might not be described the watchhouse until that being come within two leagues of the point of the bay he caused us to strike a hall and cast are rappers grappling irons writing so until it was dark knight then we wait again and set sail rowing hard aboard the shore with as much silence as we could till we recovered the point of the harbour under the highland there. We stayed all silent purposing to attempt the town in the dining of the day. After that we had reposed ourselves for a while but our captain was the mother of his best men finding that our people were talking of the greatness of the town and what their strength might be especially by the report of the negroes that we took at the isle of pinos thought best to put these conceits out of their heads and therefore to take the opportunity of the rising of the moon. That night persuading them that it was the day dawning by this occasion. We were at the town a large our sooner then. I was purposed for. We arrived there by three of the clock after midnight. At what time. It fortune that ship of spain of sixty tons laden with canary winds and other commodities which had but lately come into the bay and had not yet folder sprit sail. Spn are four penises being an extraordinary number and those rowing with many ors send away her gundel gondola towards the town to give warning but our captain perceiving it cutbacks. Her in the town forcing her to go to the other side of the bay whereby we landed without impeachment although we found one gunner upon the platform battery in the very place where we landed being a sandy place in no ki ki at all not past twenty yards from the houses. There we found six gray pieces of brass ordinance mounted upon their carriages some demi some whole covering we presently dismounted them. The governor fled..