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"glenna" Discussed on Daily Grace
"While our last question is what is one resource that has most stirred your affection. For god's word okay. So i really couldn't think of one booker person necessarily Go with like an experience. I in the seems really backwards to say but in light of everything we've talked about today. Suffering is the thing that has endeared me to the word of the lord more than anything else in my life because infertility is not the only hard thing that the largest called me to walk through most of us we all have heart multiple facets of suffering in our life. But i don't think i valued scripture until i had nowhere else to turn and when you are looking at a life that doesn't pan out the way that you had hoped or others just sorrow upon sorrow you sort of ended up standing with peter and john eight saying where else can i go. You have the words of life in so in. his kindness. Alert has used suffering in my life to hole me into his word to begin to study at deeply in the to become addicted to it and it is a feast every day. And so for that reason i can say. I'm thankful for sorrow in suffering. The lord has called me through. I don't necessarily want to relive it. However praise the lord has used it so much to just gender a lot of love for his word I love how. God gives us little glimpses of what he's doing. Yeah you know even just little. Bits of ma'am. I have come to love gotten word as a result of my pain and i'm sure all that god is doing through it. We have no idea. But those little glimpses. Yeah so in purging. I think it's in. Its song. I wanna say. Seventy six probably wrong in bad with references bay. The psalmist says it is good that i was afflicted so that i might learn your statutes that actually sounds like nine. Believe it or not so it. There is a way to say god has been good in my suffering if it has drawn to self. Didn't it's worth it. Yeah yeah absolutely while. Thank you so much for joining us. This has been such an encouraging. Conversation ended has been a so good to talk with you again. Thanks for having me absolutely. And we linked all glenda's information and our shannon that they degrees podcast dot com. You couldn't find her on instagram at glenna d marshall and definitely check out her two bucks everyday faithfulness and the promises his presence and we look forward to talking with you all next tuesday..
"glenna" Discussed on Daily Grace
"Our highest calling not to be mothers wives or to be whatever it is to be disciples of jesus who make god known and enjoy him You know. I know that dod calls us to come to him with our prayers and requests in our sorrows and our griefs and you know some women who suffer from infertility will get a yes from god they will become pregnant and others just won't and so what hope does the woman who never becomes pregnant half. Yeah her hope cannot be in pregnancy. It just your hope has to be anchored in knowing and loving god being okay with the fact that he has a different purpose for your life. The thing is that no one can promise you that you'll get pregnant You know have had so many people say to me over the years you know early on it was well. You're young it'll happen and like you haven't seen the test results. It's probably not gonna happen. You know or once. I adopted then i was always well. You know i. I've heard the stories more times than i can count of. Will you know so and so adopted. And then they got pregnant. You know. I think what people are doing is trying to comfort you but there are no guarantees year. And i don't have a promise from scripture that i'm gonna get pregnant and it's not there and so i would say to the woman who you know it looks like it's probably never gonna happen mean again. God has good purposes for your life. This is a hard now. It is hard it is it something to again lament ingred over but there is life beyond it. There is purpose beyond motherhood. And i think of moi's comforted during the season of advent when we read about anna the priestess in the temple when jesus is born who was married for a very short time and then widow must have her life didn't have children and spent all of her day his worshiping and praising the lord in the temple and i just what a valuable life a meet her life was wrapped up in praising god and serving him loving ham. How beautiful and there is no babies attached that and she was mentioned by name in scripture. Yes a woman by name. That and you know i think people may be offer those Sayings to provide comfort mainly because maybe they don't know what to say or i don't know infertility is just such an intimate form of suffering and especially if it's something that you don't personally suffer with you just may not know how to offer comfort so could chew help us How could someone who maybe doesn't have that particular struggle and come alongside someone who does. Yeah i can really only share what has been so encouraging to me by faithful friends I think not making like little. Glib statements like it'll happen one day or guy. He's got this or remember hanna. Remember elizabeth remember. Sarah you know I think what is so meaningful because infertility so isolating. Because like i said when i was first diagnosed with infertility. I didn't know anyone like everyone. I know had no problem getting pregnant. It so incredibly isolating. If was a friend. Know that were difference is going through infertility. Just see her acknowledge that you are sorry that that she is experiencing this. Don't offer to fix it. She knows it can't be fixed Notice her on mother's day. You know i had a friend. Who for the first several years of my infertility. Hand me a card in the very quietly with she would make a big thing of it. Just the church voyeur. On mother's day she'd hand me a little card in every year. always really simple. She would just say. I know this is a hard day. I am praying for the war to give you a child in. I love you and it. Those all it was it was just so meaningful. It was not a bunch of promises that she couldn't fulfill that it was a guarantee that i know this as hard for you. I am committed to praying for you. And sometimes that's what you need when you are going through medical testing or procedures sometimes praying that continually that the lord will make this work or open your with this month or whatever. It's just too hard to do. The hope and despair cycle so hard. If you know someone is committed to praying for you sort of intercede in your place than such a comfort such a comfort i would also say if you are listening in you there are pregnant or you know you're going to be soon hopefully tell your friend in private that the one next week infertility and i don't mean like face to face i mean sinderen email or text in that her process alone so that when she sees you she can truly be happy for you reacting in public Is so hard really really hard to do. And so i think one of the most gracious things that my friends have done is to give me space to sort of grief that reopened wound and then get to a place where when i see them i can genuinely have joy for them because i've been able to process in quiet by myself and so i think that's a really loving thing that you can do if you are pregnant or need to announce a pregnancy or something like that In so yeah acknowledge. Hard days dupree for your friend in eden. Tell her like. I'm going to carry this burden of prayer for you. So that when you're weary of prank for child know that i'm praying for you and you don't have to hedge it like i also praying though that if the lord says no that you know you'll be covered. Just tell her. You're praying in faith for her. It would be a relief for her to hear that it's really down all. This is so helpful. When i thank you so much for all of your encouraging words and just being willing to be vulnerable with us. I think that this conversation will honestly help a lot of women to feel seen who maybe haven't Said thank you for that Before we let you go we do want to ask you three questions that we ask all of our guests so that everybody can get to know you just a little bit better so the first one is what is a current favorite thing of yours. Okay so i really just discovered this. I shared it on instagram yesterday. I found a podcast called letters of world war. Two man down it's done by history. Uk channel until literally. They just have narrators. Who read these letters between the married. Sweethearts were married just before the war and the letters are dated in numbered in chess tells the story of world war two from these. This married couples perspective of all their years of separation. He's off at war. And she's at home in england and living through the blitz and things like that. If you're a world. War two junkie. Which i kind of am you will really enjoy. This is so endearing. And i'm like why do we not write letters anymore. I know when you put that up yesterday. I was like oh that is right up my alley that now my caveat listen to all of them but so far it's been very wholesome area not a full endorsement right but so far so good. Oh that's awesome by the way i love following you. You always get the best Current fever things on your instagram. And he will tag your handle at the end so everyone can bite. Yeah our next fun. Question here is what is currently on your nightstand. Okay so there's always a lot of fiction on my nightstand. But i'm actually gonna go with the nonfiction book. Believe it or not is a commentary. But i have been studying the book of joshua this year with my bible study group and there is a commentary called no falling words by dale wrath davis. He's a pastor and his commentary is so accessible so pastoral. anybody could pick it up and read it. You don't have to be in seminary or some kind of academic person it's so encouraged. Hang in you know when we're reading through the chapters in joshua where it's like literally just land allotments this tribe gets this land and here's the measurement of the land and you're like lord. I know your word is good. But why is this has been so helpful to see the faithfulness of god in every teeny tiny practical detail and so i have loved it. It's been such a good commentary and in thinking when i moved to whatever book i'm sitting next to see if he has a commentary on it. Yeah that's great..
"glenna" Discussed on Daily Grace
"I think continual Of your heart is key because i just i mean i can think of this in not just infertility that singleness in Maybe someone going through financial struggles or jobs that they hate that they want a different job. They just want to know what you just what your life to be different than what it is that staying that you desire. Whatever you think your happiness or your contentment hinges upon. That's what you're worshiping in in some sense entra me. Motherhood is absolutely the thing that i worshiped and just pursued relentlessly more than i pursued godliness more than i perceive faithfulness more than i pursued investing in my relationship with jesus. I was happy to be bitter. And pursuing what. I could not have them. And that's that's where. I lived for a really long time in deeply affected my relationship with christ in negative way And so i think that. John calvin that says something like the heart is an idol factory perpetually produces little idols may think that's so true anything that We can't have we just turns into a like a golden calf so to speak. And so i think that heart examination is so key because If we love the gift more than they give her a gift in our heart is in a dangerous place and so i think it's important to remember too. Is that gifts or the things that we longed for on this earth can be found and lost in a moment. You can handle all your Contentment on this thing that you have. But it's not eternal only god is if you're contentment is anchored in him. Then you'll always be content in full of joy and whatever season of life where lack or longing that euchre through No one can take him away from you. You are safe in him safe in his hands cap but so helpful. You know one thing that i have heard people say about things like this about infertility or maybe by other disappointments in their life is. I've heard them say will. This must be happening to me. Because god's not pleased with me somehow or This must be god's judgment for some sin issue or maybe if i had as much faith as sarah or as hannah than god would give me a child. What would you say to that person. Yeah i felt all of those things in ask questions before and hurt them. From other people. I had a repairman in my home once who is working on pilots or something and he looked at a then three year. Old son who At my family is multiracial in our adoption and so he looked at my son and he said. Don't you have any kids of your own. And i said this is my own son and he said no. I'm at your own kids. Can't you have kids. It was really pushy. And i said i cannot in thankfully the lord has given me this this child here and he said well you can come on down to my church and if you haven't fa we can heal you. And i just remember thinking you are blaming me for infertility. You're also really insulting me. Get out of my house. You know i i just remember thinking. How can you put that on. Another person that their lack of faith is the reason for their suffering. I don't think scripture supports that at all. And also i would say you're really diminishing what happened at the cross because i do not stand condemned before god for my sin any longer. There is no condemnation for me anymore. All of my since nailed to the cross and paid for by the blood of jesus. In so i think infertility is one of those things that we suffer partly because we live on a fallen world and partly because sometimes guide uses are suffering for good in in different ways. Different means in different purposes But if we start to think that as believers in jesus hussein reconciled before got that god is doing this because he's displeased woven jesus in lead wasn't enough for us and that's not true is fled covered everything and so we can reassure ourselves that the lord is hot angry because he has dealt with our sin and i think there's a lot of freedom just remembering the gospel when it comes to now type thing. Yeah i was just gonna say it's so easy to twist the gospel When we say these things or even allow ourselves to think these things and so i love what you said. It's just like we have to continually preach the gospel to ourselves because there's going to be many opportunities for us to believe a false gospel And so yeah. I think that's really helpful. Yeah you know that makes me think about john. Nine when jesus comes upon this man who was born blind and his disciples say who sinned that. This man was born blind as hemmer's parents. And jesus says it was not that they send that was not the reason but it was the works of god might be displayed exactly and i think that that's so helpful for us to remember that scripture does not give us this picture that every time that we experienced suffering or disappointment or pain that it's some kind of punishment for our sin but that it ultimately is somehow for god's glory and for our good in line with bat one feeling that maybe someone struggle with infertility might have is like pan. I just feel like my life is doesn't have the same purpose as other women. You know you mentioned glenn feeling like you weren't as much of a woman. And i think that there is this idea for a lot of people that the kind of highest calling of a woman is to be a mother a to be a wife and a mother and to raise children. And so what would you say what encouragement what you have for the woman who is wrestling with infertility and finding herself self struggling to find purpose because of it. Yeah i mean. I definitely believed at one time that that was the hot highest calling for my life in then i am completely unable to fulfil that calling no matter how you try it. So that can't be. It fell as i reexamined and again when kind of journey of what is god's say about himself then help says to see in scripture. What he says about us through the problems and motherhood is not the pacalypse a christian life it just. Isn't it a wonderful gift from the lord. It really is but it is not the sole purpose that you exist on this planet and a sole purpose you exists on this planet is to know god and make him known to love him in point others to him so that they can laugh at now be reconciled to him through jesus in so though we may feel as a women who can't achieve what originally got did design our bodies to do. I think in part dealing with a cursive the fall here genesis three. You know that doesn't mean that we are exempt from bringing glory to god with our lives. It's just friends in. That is okay because the body of christ is made up of all different kinds of people all different kinds of gangs in all different kinds of ways to minister to others to speak the gospel to others in. So i would say that you might feel that you're missing out on what navy has been taught or portrayed to you as just the peak of existence. But that isn't it. It's a wonderful gift yet. It's not everything and you're not less than if that is not you know a gift that god has given you. You are sylvia home. They kingdom of god. But that's so important. I think that we realized that..
"glenna" Discussed on Daily Grace
"That is right as long as you not stay there. And that's the thing that we see in the psalms of moving from lament to like a resolution i will faster the faithfulness of guy because he is faithful to me. It's always like go through the process of remembering god's faithfulness on. But i also think that you know to bring up one of those stories for scripture of barren woman. I mean he's thinking of hannah like crying. Her eyes out in the temple in so much so that the priest that she was. You know there's some serious grief happening there but then she gets up. She washes her face and she entrusts herself to the lord and at that point she didn't know for sure if she was going to have a child There is an article that john piper wrote called embrace the life. God has given you echo back to this over and over. And i'm just gonna read this really quickly. Because he says it so beautifully. I think it's such a comfort. He's talking about acknowledging your grief before the laura when it's something that you lack or that you waited for and so he says sixty years go by and forty years on. You think i've come to terms with that and then when warning breaks over you and you weep about a forty year-old loss or forty year never have and my council is yes. Go ahead and embrace that moment weep but then say to your weeping after a season no you will not define me sorrow because my god has said no good thing to see withhold from those who walk off right therefore even though it was good in one sense and i miss it in one sense i trust my god and he is not withheld. Anything that is good for me. Yes let there be weeping in those seasons feel. The loss is than wash. your face. Trescott embraced the life. He's giving you. And i really feel that that pattern. I had to live that pattern over and over because is a win. That reopens all the time. So if you're actively trying to have a child unsuccessfully it's you live your life in two week increments. It's like two weeks in home. Two weeks crushing despair. Two weeks of hope two weeks crushing despair. Any sort of just lived that way for a really long time. And so i think there is something right about validating your grief before the lord because it is a sad thing. It's hard things you desire something especially a good desire in to feel that loss over and over again but at the same time this is. I love about the psalms. You don't stay there you you have to step back at some point and look at who god is look at his past faithfulness to you. Look at how he is loved you through. Jesus at the cross and you're you're suffering does not have to define you. You don't have to be a victim of suffering because child or no child. Houston left before the war in christ and your value in the kingdom of guy does not hinge upon whether or not you're able to bear children in so i think it's right to weep over those losses and greaves and to acknowledge the sorrow but we grieve with hope because this is not all there is we have a real life coming forever in eternity with christ in so that eternal perspective i think is important to cap but so helpful i think but that eternal perspective is the difference between despair and true lament. That looks ahead to the hope we have. I know you mentioned. Mark verbs. Dark clouds deep mercy. We actually had him on the show. on episode one fourteen the pathway from heartbreak to hope. I'm where he talked about lament if anybody's interested in going back and listening to that as well. But one thing that You quoted from that john piper article. That really hit me was he is not withheld and make good thing for us. I can imagine that something really difficult to wrestle with because like well. He's withheld children. That's a good thing right. He's withheld these these things. That do seem like good desire. So how can we say that. How can we say that. God is not withholding. Good things from his children. If it seems like he is withholding gut from his. Yeah is a really hard question. I think that we sort of have to go back to good. As far as it pertains to god's good purpose is so it would have been good in some definition for him to give me child. The first time i asked for one however it was in god's best purposes apparently for him to give me a sign through adoption and while i you know having a child is a good thing for some people i mean for me was having a child adoption but some people may be listening in like adoptions not really an option for them or maybe they've had a failed adoption after infertility or something like that and so maybe there aren't any children in their future and so they have to wrestle with. Okay how is this good. And i think you have to go back to how as god being good to me. How is he good in this. And i always circle back to this in. We're gonna get here but you know the desire is a good desire. But it can easily eclipse our desire to be satisfied by god god alone and so i think sometimes the lord has said no to me because i idolized motherhood or idolized pregnancy idolized. All of the like sort of match role female experiences and it is so easy. Elevate you thing that we lack to the thing that worship and so sometimes perhaps the lord withholds wet seems good because his his sanctifying work in our life through his no is actually better for us and again. I don't want to just make a blanket statement because there's so many unique situations with people suffering from infertility. They may not see the good part of it. This item hetman. And i think that you know anyone suffering loss tragedy. Whatever it may be you may not always see the purpose in. That's where we have to trust in that truth that god is good and he can sustain us even when they lack what we think. He is withholding. That seems to be good. Yeah you're so right. Ghana i've also seen in my own life. You know that often. It is the things that we may find lacking in our lives at cam. Become like you said the very things that we elevate to become object suppor worship. And you know like you said this can happen with a good desire for having children but could you talk to us maybe. About what are some ways to guard against that. Yeah.
"glenna" Discussed on Daily Grace
"That disease because it really westward of the nail in the coffin like this is this is both of us we both have issued and we were kind of the perfect storm and we often say to one another now. I mean for seventeen years of infertility behind this and we say to each other when we try to counsel other couples who maybe newly diagnosed. We're sort of the people that they don't wanna talk to because we've never. We never did conceive we never have. And and so but you know there is grayson in that. I have a son that i love and then seven years later i had another son that i love through adoption so thankful i was just telling a friend the other day. They're the children. I want in so can looking back. Even all of the years of waiting in pain see guys get purpose in my infertility because these two boys are the children that have for us and you know beyond thankful for them and thank you so much for your transparency and just sharing with us. I know it's going to Bring comfort to many people Because i think in facilities could be something where we think the only one struggling with it or something. We don't want to talk about. But it's not true. And so i appreciate you just sharing your story And you know now. We're like seventeen years out from that initial diagnosis. And you know we've got a chance to know you a little bit through just working with you and reading your writing and different outlets and so we know that you love god's word and it has brought you comfort through this and through your other trials and sufferings But could choose share with us. How the word of god can actually minister to someone walking through this particular type of suffering. Yeah i mean again. I think that sometimes we're quick to point people to the biblical stories of baroness miracle children. Who are born. But i actually think the way that scripture ministered to the most during my hardest years of infertility has been to focus on god's character because as i said earlier it's so easy to look at your circumstances to look at what you lack to look at this thing that you want so much. That's a good desire. You know the desire to have children as a wonderful things is not an desire but if you look at what you lack then you decide who got is based upon that you will end up creating your own image and and really being angry with him for something that he never promised to do in the first place and so what me then laos and continues to help me. The most is to open up the where to read through the books of the bible and to focus on. Who god says he is and i had years where that's literally all. I did on the darkest days of waiting and longing. I would read through a book of the bible. And i would get a notebook and write down. God is in just lance. Since after sentence after sentence just based upon what the scripture said what god revealed about himself through scripture i would write it down the cumulative effect of doing that over the course of a couple of years really reshaped theology reshaped. My thoughts about who god was and then helped me look at my infertility through a biblical lens. Rather than a circumstantial lens so if scripture teaches that god is good and faithful and kind then somehow he is being good and faithful. in-kind enclosing my womb. Now that might be hard to see when you're looking at your life but this is where we have to come in wrestle. With what do i believe about god to be. True is what i'm looking at and i can't see the full picture or is it what i am getting from himself from his own words and so i think anytime we're wrestling with loss or grief or Lacking something waiting for something. I really think the way to persevere through it is to focus on god's character as he has revealed himself. I mean i. I give this as like my only piece of advice to people all of the time. If your life is not what you wanted it to be looked to the faithfulness it god. I think it will help you see your circumstances. Righty through that lens. That is so helpful on. It's the one thing that we know is going to be constant even if we can't understand that even if we don't know how that's possible or how the circumstances point to god's goodness or god's faithfulness we know that those things are constant and so that's something we can anchor ourselves it. Yeah for sure and you know. I think it's also important to say. That and fertility is something that people can grieve over and and do it and a godly way right. We can go to scripture and really find comfort and who is But it also shows us that he invites us to grieve. I'm he's a tender father who who longs to be our comfort. He is our true comfort. Sometimes we can forget that that we can lament an ingredient in a way that he invites us to and so. Can you kind of flush that out for us a little bit right. How can believe her grief with hope over something like this something where. It's an unfulfilled desire. You know this desire to have children which is a good desire like you said. How can we grieve over that in. Godly way and greet with hope. I think that like you said like scripture gives us language if lament in so. I think the psalms are wonderful place to go when we sort of can put our complaints before the war. In a right way. I've been reading mark ups book on what's dark clouds. Deep mercy. her feet yeah. I have just read the chapter on biblical complaining. I think that there is something so helpful that you can state your case before the lord in a way..
"glenna" Discussed on Daily Grace
"That when you look at those biblical stories we have to keep in mind. There's context here in sometimes. The lord closed in open wounds because he had specific plans for those people at that point in time so it's a little trickier to answer that question. Now we're sitting kind of outside of the canon of scripture and we look at our own lives and for some of us we may never know why the lord has said no to children for others. I think we will see it later in life. I mean certainly. When we brought our. I sent home through adoption i was able to say. Thank the lord for closing my wound because this is the child than he had for me and was able to say that again seven years later when we brought our second son home. And that's not to say that all of those years of waiting were easy on the they weren't. They were very hard. And i always wanted a faster process but i think sometimes we have to be satisfied with not knowing the answer this side of heaven. I can think of couples that i know who never had children biologically or adopted and i mean maybe they can look back over their lives in see purpose but they may not know for sure and i think that's one of the harder hearts of struggling with infertility is being able to trust the lord with his no and not knowing. Why some sort of like job did he had no idea the back story going on behind his suffering. We get to the fuller picture. He didn't grow and yet he had to trust the lord with it the tragedy sorrows that he endured You know. There's so much that i want to just dive deeper from what you've been saying. There's a lot here but you know before we can go into some of those specifics. I think it'd be really helpful for us to hear a little bit more about your story. and so would you mind just sharing with us and with our listeners. Year story with infertility. Yeah i always wanted to be a mom. I remember being in college. And i could not settle on a major because i did not have career. Spa shins. i wanted to get married at wanted to have four kids. Two boys and two girls. That was the life that i really thought that god was going to have for me. I didn't even know anyone who couldn't have children. And so within our first year of marriage we. I wouldn't say we were actively trying to have but we weren't not trying to if that makes sense and so yeah After a few months go by realize you know there's nothing is happening and then six months go by and before i know it a year has gone by realize that something must be wrong and i went to a doctor and we had a bunch of testing done and for the follow up appointment. I really expected her to just write me a prescription. You know there is something a little off in. She could give me something that would fix it. My husband didn't even go with me to that doctor's appointment. I just didn't think it was going to be a thing so i walked into that appointment. I was twenty four. We have been married almost two years at that point and she said to me according to your test results it is unlikely that you will ever have children. And i just i remember. I felt like the room started shrinking when she said it to me and i went numb. I walked out of the building. I made it to my car before. I just completely broke down because first of all i wasn't expecting it in second of all i felt like everything i had dreamed for my life which was now going to change the the goals that i had to be a mom. I mean that was what i wanted. That was not going to happen. And so it was like take your future that you think you're going to have in. Just turn it upside down and shake everything out of it and it just felt like a bleak dark hole in front of me if there were no children in our life like what would our life the about and at the time we were in it a church. My husband was serving on staff It was a young church. There were pregnancy announcement weekly in it was being a very fast growing church very fertile church and you know as we rightly rejoiced in the announcements of new life. I just withdrew withdrew withdrew. Because i started to feel like i did not belong in my own gender. If that makes sense. I felt like not on because this thing that god designed the female body to do i could not do in nothing was gonna fix it and I started struggling with bitterness almost immediately. I just decided that all of these friends of mine. Everyone i knew had children or was having children or having more children except me so i sort of began to believe that god must love knee less than he loved them because he was withholding. Something good for me. And if he didn't love me like he loves this friend or this friend this friend then he must not be very good and so i totally just looked at what was happening in. My life informed my theology around that which is so dangerous so so dangerous. And i begin to believe a lie about god's character at that point which i struggled with for many many years We ended up moving right a week after that diagnosis. We moved to our new church in missouri. I was suddenly the pastor's wife which was frightening in and of itself by had just endured just horrible disappointment really unprepared to to serve ministry. But you know we try different things. We tried to medical procedures. Tried some fertility medications which made me slightly crazy and didn't work in the long run and i remember. I think we were about five years into infertility we saw specialist in. He looked at our paperwork. And was like yeah. There's not much we can do for you and you know there's one procedure it's very expensive. It probably won't work and so we left that doctor's appointment pretty well thinking. This is the end of the road for us and we decided to switch paths towards adoption. And so we did in. We ended up about six months later. Adopting our oldest son. Isaiah and i would like to say that. Adopting sort of fixed my struggle with being infertile in some ways intensified. It because. Suddenly i knew i was missing. I knew how much i loved him. And i loved being a mom in it felt impossible that we would ever have more than one child because again like i wanted lots of kids and the that was the life that i had planned out for myself and so i mean pretty. Soon after he was born in that first year or two. I was already considering coulibaly. Go down the for the. You know the fertility treatment path again or could we adopt again. You know there's so much involved with either of those paths. There's a lot of risk than waiting in huge amount of finances. Whichever path you choose and so I think that's one of the harder parts of infertility that maybe people who don't deal with it don't fully see it's not the death of when dream. It's the death of mini dreams. Because you can't just have a child and then when you feel ready have another child and then if you want another child it's a decision not really yours to make it. So there's a big feeling of helplessness attached to it. And you know somewhere. During that time. When my oldest son was an infant i ended up having a surgery that revealed i had a massive amount of in dimitrius so at the time we thought that we only had male factor infertility but all along. I was full of disease. I had a massive tumor on my ovary. That ended up swallowing my over. It's really weird. It was Something called an in dimitri alma which anyone with in dmitry assist will recognize with. That is but it's the tumor produced by the disease. The disease also binds all of your domino organs. Together like with spider webbing twin. It looks like It's very very painful. And i've actually had three surgeries to address it. It just keeps coming back. You know it regrows. There's not really anything you can do. How minutely and so. I was thankful that i had my son when we discovered that disease because it really westward of the nail in the coffin like this is this is both of us we both have issued and we were kind of the perfect.
"glenna" Discussed on Daily Grace
"We have a special guest joining us. We actually had the privilege of calling her a fellow co worker at the daily grace co for a time and she wrote a beautiful study on the book of galicians while she was with us but today she is going to help us work through the really delicate topic of infertility. This is a topic that she's written about in her book. The promise is his presence. Why god is always enough and we really do believe she is someone who handles this topic. Really wow also glenna marshall we missing you on t. meetings for one thing but thanks for joining us on the podcast today. Thanks for having me. It's just so good to be back with people that i just love and admire respect. Aw same to you yes. Definitely mutual Yeah and it was so fun. Having you on the team for a time. And i know stephanie mentioned the promise is his presence and you also have another book called everyday faithfulness. That really talks about what it looks like to live faithfully in ordinary life practicing spiritual disciplines So definitely another great resource. But i know given you a bit of an introduction but for anybody who might not know you. Could you tell us a little bit more about yourself. Yeah so. I married to william. We're gonna hit eighteen years this summer. Which just starting to feel old. It really is We both grew up in tennessee. We have called missouri our home for the past sixteen years. My husband william is a pastor in we have served in local church setting here in rural missouri for these past sixteen years and really our life is just built around the church and we wouldn't have it any other way I have written a couple of books. And i do a fair amount of traveling and speaking at women's conferences and things like that but we are just now we love our life. Here we love with the lord is doing and our ministry here and Yeah just everyday life in the cornfields of missouri with your boys. Yes i was going to get to them aso. And it feels weird. We're going to broach the subject of infertility. And i never wanna like and also we have children. Because i don't want to lose credibility so i my kids are god's gift to me through adoption and they are almost thirteen and almost six in boy. They're wild and crazy and keep me on my toes and yet they're the best such good kids. I love seeing them on your instagram. So sweet and you know. I've mentioned your book everyday faithfulness multiple times on our podcast already is so good We will link that in our show notes because everyone should read it. But i'm glad that we're kind of exploring your first book and this topic that you touch on in that book And it's the topic of infertility and you know. This is such a tender topic whether it's primary infertility or or secondary infertility. We don't want to leave that aspect out but it's a struggle for so many people I think the statistics tell us that clearly But glenn could you start us off by talking to us more. So from a theological perspective about why some people suffer from infertility. Yeah and then if you wanna go like to start with kind of a clinical definition it would be anyone who is unable to conceive after a year of unprotected remorse. That would be your doctor definition In so the most people cannot even get a diagnosis until they've had quite a few months of disappointment and usually. It's not an immediate diagnosis. It happens after multiple tests in lots of time in so it can be very frustrating. Some people especially with something like secondary infertility may not ever know the reason for their ability like they may not be able to find a medical reason which i think i know why i haven't fertility. We have what you would call double infertility which i can talk about in a few minutes but I think it would be really difficult. Just to have no inkling as to why suddenly maybe you couldn't have children if you've already had one or to get through all the testing and just have not diagnosis other than unexplained infertility in so to look at it from methodological perspective. It's really hard to answer that question because on the one hand you're trying to know the mind of god completely like why does he say yes to some and not others and i mean. I can't actually answer that. I wish that i could but When you look at the women in scripture who are listed as barron and there are quite a few it is always god who is behind the opening and closing of their wombs which is comforting and also a little painful because we believe that god is sovereign in all things. And i do i believe he can open womb so i think what you have to wrestle with with infertility is why won't he and you have to wrestle with the goodness of god and entrusting your life to him if his answer to. Your longing is no and so You know i. I've had people try to comfort me. With some of the stories of scripture of women who were barren who ended up conceiving and i hope to communicate us in a kind way sometimes. Those stories aren't comforting to me. Because many of those women were actually promised children by ga and so the the children that were were into them were fulfillment of god's promises and they were for specific times and places in the history When you think of sarah. And abraham. And isaac was the promise child he was the first step that was the fulfillment of god's covenant with abraham through it goes all through that lining eventually get to jesus when you follow the path of god's promises to abraham and.
"glenna" Discussed on NEJM This Week - Audio Summaries
"Welcome this is the new england journal of medicine. I'm dr michael bearer this week. september seconds. two thousand twenty one. We feature articles on the inactivated sars covy to vaccine in chile. Michael fen late mofele for immune trump aside pina cardiovascular and renal outcomes with f. peg glenna tied 'em are i directed prostate biopsies and natural killer cells in defense against hp a review article on chronic meningitis. A clinical problem solving describing inadequate support and perspective articles on population health and human rights on cove induce changes in healthcare delivery and on paying for digital healthcare effectiveness of an inactivated sars covy to vaccine in chile by alejandro hara from the ministry of health santiago chile amid record surge of kovic nineteen cases worldwide. Several countries are conducting vaccination campaigns that use an inactivated sars covy to vaccine corona vac. Twenty twenty-two primarily low and middle income countries have approved the corona vaccine for emergency use despite its global importance. Limited evidence is available on the efficacy or effectiveness of this vaccine in chile. A countrywide mass vaccination campaign with the use of the corona vaccine was conducted starting on february second. Two thousand twenty one. This study assessed the effectiveness of the vaccine with regard to preventing kovic nineteen and related hospitalization admission to the icu and death. The study was conducted from february. Second through may first and the cohort included approximately ten point two million persons among persons who were fully immunized. The adjusted vaccine effectiveness was sixty five point nine percent for the prevention of cove in nineteen and eighty seven point five percent for the prevention of hospitalization ninety point three percent for the prevention of icu. Admission and eighty six point three percent for the prevention of cova nineteen related death. These results suggest that this inactivated sars covy to corona vaccine effectively prevented cove in nineteen including severe disease and death. A finding that is consistent with results of phase. Two trials of the vaccine annelies vilder smith from the university of baron. Switzerland writes in an editorial that the corona vaccine developed by the chinese company sign. Novak was one of the first vaccines to be deployed globally to date more than seven hundred fifty million doses have been administered in more than forty countries chile was one of the first countries to implement large scale use of the corona vaccine in its national program. The findings from the chilean national cohort are corroborated by a smaller population based study project s which was conducted in the municipality of sarah brazil and showed similar interim results regarding vaccine effectiveness against symptomatic illness. Hospitalization and death. The data from chile and brazil underscore the finding that despite the effectiveness of the vaccine against symptomatic illness being lower than that observed with the m. r. n. Vaccines the effectiveness of the corona vac vaccine against hospitalizations and deaths may still be substantial. These findings are encouraging reducing. Deaths and protecting healthcare systems are the primary public health goals during the acute phase of the pandemic of note the vaccine effectiveness as assessed fourteen days after the receipt of only one dose of vaccine was considerably lower. Fifteen point five percent against kovic nineteen and thirty seven point four percent against hospitalization forty four point seven percent against icu. Admission and forty five point seven percent against kovic nineteen related death these findings contrast sharply with those observed with the amarna vaccines as well as with the oxford astrazeneca. Vaccine in which substantial vaccine effectiveness was also documented after the first dose chile has achieved one of the highest vaccination coverage rates. In the world the national cohort study from chile should serve as a useful model for other countries to follow but longer follow up. Time is needed to monitor vaccine effectiveness over time against variants and in various sub populations and settings the.
"glenna" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Over a fraudulent presidential election in August, now in another former Soviet republic, Kyrgyzstan something similar. On Sunday, Kyrgyzstan held parliamentary elections. Protesters have since accused the government of staging a rigged vote and have come out in force in the capital Bishkek. Yesterday. Opposition groups storm the country's parliament building and seize control. Later, the country's election commission officially annulled the vote, and today there is no government in Bishkek. Kolinahr. A jury by Eva is a member of Kyrgyzstan's election commission. She spoke with me earlier today through an interpreter. I asked her how all these events began and what's been happening since The Caterham. When the first results started coming in, it became clear that only four parties past the threshold in order to make it into parliament. These results shocked people. People were hoping that at least one or two opposition parties would make it into parliament. But even before the elections leading up to them, many of the parties were claiming that there were violations Having to do with the elections. Citizens, parties and independent observers were pointing out that there were irregularities. So Gulnara why have people been protesting? That you practiced of bowling. There are a couple of reasons before the elections. There were videos all over social media showing this corruption how people are getting paid to vote a certain way how government officials locally were forcing people to vote. Government officials were using their position of power to pressure people. People expected the government to respond. They expected that the police would respond, but nothing was done. So by the time election day rolled around, people felt like there was an injustice and the government wasn't doing anything about it. There is clearly a lot of anger. What was it like watching the parliament building in Bishkek being taken over by protesters and then burning? How surprised were you? Of a beautiful table of food, but I was in shock. The next day. The parties that didn't get seats in parliament called for a protest protest started, many young people came out. There were people who supported these parties. But there are also provocations and they're also could have been criminals who are out there trying to get the protesters to storm the parliament. The police took action. Stun grenades and tear gas were used. But that didn't affect the protesters. So the White House the parliament was taken over. Later on. Glenna, the head of Kyrgyzstan's election commission, on which you are a member, announced that results of the parliamentary vote had been officially annulled. What led to that decision. Jessica Parky 10 party's appeal to the Central Election Commission demanding to annul the results of the vote. And yesterday the members of the Central Election Commission gathered and came to that decision. When all the results the basis of the decision. We're both political factors, and there were also factors having to do with violations of law. That was the decision. Gulen are. What do you see happening next? I mean, there is no government in Kyrgyzstan right now. What is happening next? It's really hard to tell what's going to happen in the near future. Because this situation is highly unstable. Two nights in a row, groups of young people have been defending city because crowds of other people are trying to destroy their property, so it's hard to tell when we will come to some sort of a consensus. Citizens are really worried about the situation and no one knows how we're going to get out of this deep political crisis. Cool on our job. Eva is a member of Kyrgyzstan's election commission. Thank you very much for your time today. Special Thank you. Let's turn now to the US election and what's at stake with it abroad..
"glenna" Discussed on Behind The Numbers
"Welcome back to behind the numbers. I'm Dave bookbinder. And today we're talking about strategic networking with Glenn Crooks Glenn I segment and get a chance to ask you how people contact you so. Let me correct that mistake right now and make sure people know how they can reach you if they want to learn more about you how to work with you sure My email addresses Glenna at clinical dot com. Or you can. Google May and that will take you to my website and telephone number and email address for contacts. Well sounds good lot of ground covered in the first segment and I wish we could spend time here for two hours but we can't so let's try and cover as much as we can here in the second segment. I WANNA to talk first. We'll call it the practical applications of what you described in the first segment. Can you dive into that a little bit? Yeah I have a three step process that I call act sage so The first step is to become aware of everybody who was in your networks now. Currently I have some paper and Pencil ways that I can offer people to help do that and even that step has been enlightening for everyone. That's the step where they do find out that there's somebody important in their one of their networks who might be missing. And then they used their networking skills to find that person right so it could be somebody a childcare. It could be somebody for healthcare. It could be looking for a good trainer at a Gym. And so you connect with your friends to find the kind of trainer that you want to find. That's that's the first step. The second step then is to clarify what it is you want and need. What are you trying to accomplish now for some people? That's just make my life simpler but when I did this. I wanted to make my life simpler. I looked at everybody I was connected with and I made a list of all the people that I had to personally engage with. If I'm going to alter my clothes I've got to show up at the at the Taylor but there's another list of people. I don't actually have to manage myself. I don't take close to the dry cleaners. I don't have to pick them up. I don't have to stand in line at a at a post office. I don't grocery shop so I took that. Listen I created a job description and I networked with friends and I found somebody to help me out a college student who needed a part time job and needed to be flexible. I could be flexible. She removed all of that activity for me gave me an additional day in the garden every week. Which is where I do my best thinking so. It's clarifying that and doing this the next step. Which is that how you're going to change your life. This is probably the hardest thing for people to understand. They asked me all the time. What do you tell people to do? I don't tell them to do anything I don't have to. This is data. People have never seen about their own life and when they see it. It's a big reveal and they instantly see changes that they wanna make and so there's that whole kind of burst clear. The decks organized this in my own life. Now I have a sense of it and then they go on to build on top of that. In some cases it's more time with family in in other people's lives. It's more time for their career. But everybody uses the data in a way that optimizes whatever their personal checkups are. And I know you've done a ton of research and analyzed a lot of data. Is there an example that you might be able to share with the audience in near experiences? About where an existing network you'd one result but in rebuilding it so to speak. In retrospect what the outcome might have been health. Things might have been different. I'm GonNa tell my favorite story and it's about my mom. You know what they say about. How the shoemaker's kids don't have shoes. I never thought to apply this to my mom's life. She lives a thousand miles away. And although my brother and sister live nearby and that's a great comfort to me. They also travel a lot so my mom got sick and my brother and sister-in-law out of the country had no way to reach them and I- navigated from here with the telephone number for only one neighbor. No I'm happy to say that she recovered. But then I corrected mine mistake and gathered information about everyone in my mom. Mom's networks. We found three. That were sub optimal and one for example. She was her social network. She had really good friends but it was a small network so suggested that she joined a singles club which she did. And that was a good thing because Within several months of that three of those four best friends announced they were relocating to live near their adult children so that was a lot of her intimate networks. She lost overnight practically bud. She had new friends. She was meeting in the singles club and that was really important. Because it's an older person we know she's likely to be a lonely and loneliness has more consequential to your health than alcohol. Obesity or smoking thirteen cigarettes a day. Now here's the upshot. When my mom recovered from this illness there were people who thought she should go to assisted living. She didn't want to because we found these three networks that needed to be optimized. And she did. She also needed a trainer by the way she needed to regain strength so she joined a gym trainer. It's now several years later. We have probably saved her well over. Two hundred thousand dollars insisted living in addition to that she was becoming a frequent flyer in the ER and any minor symptoms and she was dialing nine one one. We'd probably save Medicare more than fifty thousand dollars in any our bills so that probably my favorite story and it's the kind of thing that I would encourage all of us adult children. And especially if where workforce that have jobs and especially if we're one of the forty percent of Americans who live more than seven hundred miles away from our family that we gather that information at have that available now if I call my mom and I can't reach her. I know six neighbors I can call and they run across the street and they can find out if she's Ok they you know and I can. I can build relationships with them so that we are all jointly taking care of one another even though I'm a thousand miles away and sometimes it's only by phone or by email. Tell us who are you? Typically serving clients what do they look like by? Clients can be individuals but they can also be companies and not only large companies but small companies. One of my firms was a small NICI firm myself and I'm very keen on helping those people who are entrepreneurs and small businesses. Because you know if one of US goes down because we've got a family emergency or household emergency that could well be a third to a quarter of our workforce so keeping everyone engaged and on the job has significant returns and that's ultimately what I'd like to do is to help people optimize the human capital that they have available to them to themselves within their networks so that then they can remain contributing members in their career or in their community. Is there a single piece of advice that you could offer the folks watching and listening as to if they wanted to get intentional? Starting today one thing that they might do to start thinking about their network differently than maybe they have in the past. I would say that when the day wraps up Many people think about what they've done what they've accomplished and whether that's matched up with the intention that they had for their day. I would say take a couple of days during the week and day or so on the weekend and as you're doing that match that up with all of the people that you had to engage with an order to accomplish that you know sometimes that's getting the shoes on the kids and out the door and sometimes that's coordinating a multidisciplinary team in our workforce on the job. Whatever that is become aware get to know that become mindful about the people who are in your life. Yeah mindful of the people in your life is The rate there because we kind of go through our day on autopilot and don't really fully appreciate that. Yeah and my research has shown that it's far more complicated than we know. We're we're interacting with a lot more people than we realise There is a limit to how many people we can engage with. Well that's called Dunbar's number. One hundred fifty children exceed that by first grade. And and what we'd be looking for are those patterns that perhaps fallen into mindlessly. So where is it that we're being encouraged by people or discouraged by people? Here's the other thing this is. Here's a little bit more if you once you understand that another thing to look at every network has central grabbing a learner's playing tennis if I played with a better player my game was better. Well the same thing is true every other part of your life so wherever you know whatever network you're an Start taking a look at. Where do you fit because if there are people in that network who have a higher center of gravity then you? They're more skilled patient. Whatever the characteristic is they'll pull you up and you and you will become more like them on the other hand. There are people who have a lower center of gravity. They will pull you down so understanding where you fit. You know the idea being if you WANNA learn something friend up. Yeah you're the average of the five people hang out with most right. Yeah you'll never make more money than the average of your five best friends go. We've about sixty seconds left but one make sure that you tell people how they can get your book. Tell us a little bit about where they can find it okay The book is the network. Sage realize your network superpower and it's available on Amazon and Barnes and noble dot com both in kindle versions electronic versions and print as well and it will take away from that book a lot of really great stories. And here's what else people tell me is that it's a gentle book in the sense that they feel like. I become their friend and I'm holding their hand on this journey. That was intentional. On my part this material can be a little overwhelming and since my goal is to reduce overwhelm. I wanted to make it easy for people to feel like they could go on this journey with a friend. Yeah and it will tell you as somebody who's read the book of the images were just mind blowing when you start to think about the map of what networks. Look like my. My head probably exploded a few times in reading it. Just really interesting stuff so thanks so much for joining us today on behind the numbers really appreciate you being here. Well thank you very much today. We've been talking about.
"glenna" Discussed on Behind The Numbers
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"glenna" Discussed on Behind The Numbers
"Of Cogency Age Group and also the author of the network? Sage Glenn Welcome to behind the numbers. Thank you for asking me to be here as I think. We're GONNA have a lot of fun in this conversation today new question. I think you're going to be able to change the way people think about the construct of networking so looking forward to it but before we jump in. Why don't you just tell the audience a little bit about who you are briefly? I am currently the CO founder of coach Sage Group. This is my eighth career. I think I've got maybe one more left in me but I want to see this. I and that's why I'm glad to be talking to you today about these networks. I've been in the public sector and the private sector. I was a presidential appointee. Ronald Reagan named me to a senior post as a health policy advisor in his administration and then in the private sector. I've had My own business but I've also been in the corporate world. I was the global vice president of Merck's vaccine business for example. So a number of things of brought me to this place today. Good stuff to talk about. What brought you to this place today and I thought a good way to kick this off and set the framework is if you could share a story that you shared with me. It's what we call the Robert. Downey junior store so that we can maybe set the table for what this conversation might be like in fact if you understand this story understand really what. I'm all about round about two thousand five. My clients who at the time where businesses and government executives from around the world started telling me the life was just too complicated and they couldn't do it anymore they would've quit either a job or a marriage and in some cases both and all I could think of was wait a minute. You're educated you're talented. You're well resourced and we've got problems to solve. Have you noticed? We need all hands on deck. I didn't want them to leave because we needed their expertise in that the table. In addition to that they were my friends. I didn't want to finish a career feeling like a failure. I went looking for a way to organize the chaos that they were telling me about then. Two thousand seven came when I saw the trailer for the first iron man I haven't like action flicks and superheroes and it was after that that I noticed an interview with Robert. Downey junior in a fashion magazine in it. He said he had a pit crew of people helping him out. He named us. Yoga teacher essentially a psychiatrist. Time magazine. He said something similar named his wife as well. He said though. I'M NOT A Model T. Y'All Ferrari and it takes more of a pit crew to keep us on the road and I thought to myself you know what if you're a Ferrari I'm probably at least a Maserati and so are the people I know in the work world? Who's my pit crew? Who's their pit crew and by the way? How are those people? Doing that was the way I started this exploration of all the people that we have in our lives and then after a while notice that they were actually networks and functioning like networks. Good story so let's talk about then the problem that you're solving and and how do we go about doing that? The problem is overwhelm and just about. Everybody feels that. I've spent over a decade researching this with people in their lives ranging from age seven up to age eighty seven although my eighty seven year old is now ninety one And so I have been able to see is just how much we don't appreciate the complexity in our lives. And it's not just about technology it's the world today as far more demanding of us at every age and at every stage of live and in addition to that we have a lot fewer support to help us out from family and from communities and from some of the social institutions like churches clubs and neighborhoods. We used to connect with. We don't have those anymore. So it's a kind of double dose of trouble that Everybody that I have studied is is facing and everybody that than I have seen when they have some insight about these networks they can make better in their own life so you just touched on something. I think is fascinating about the having insight into their own networks. Because I don't know that most people have that same insight and perspective that you're describing here. We're all taught to build networks. Your your net worth is your network and so forth. And there's a whole host of ways you're supposed to go about doing the networking building doing it right but a lot of folks It it seems like it's maybe haphazard. Maybe there's some strategic but not in the context that you're talking about so. I really want to drill into the granularity of maybe. It's simple as maybe compare. And contrast what you're describing versus other folks listening and watching may have in their mind as to how to go about building a network for example. You started by asking saying that a lot of people don't understand and I didn't either until Robert. Downey junior made that comment and I started looking at my own life and what I have evolved in my research and in working with other people is a notion that we're actually in eight different networks as adults five. We are born in two and three that we mature into once you have this framework it works almost like an operating system and so it allows you then to be more targeted and more strategic. So let me talk about those please. So the first five I call birthright networks because you were born into them your parents create them for you. You create them for your children now. You're even as a child. You start changing those networks to suit yourself. You add people in some of them. You stay away from others but you never. In your whole life outgrow the need for what these five provide for you so they are first of all family network then a health and vitality network third and education and enrichment network forth a spiritual network and fifth the social and Community Network. Kind of makes sense right there. It is a tidy in plain sight. Yeah exactly I'm sure. Most people don't think about bucket tising their relationships but if we do that would make sense. Yeah and once you see that you start to imagine Maybe there's somebody important who might be missing. I know for example that if I'm talking to a young man chances are he doesn't have a doctor because he's still healthy and feels bulletproof and as I remind him the time to find one is not. When you're sick you know you need you know pediatricians call it a medical home when you have a doctor and that's a good way to think about it. You get better care that way you get preventive care and good referrals to specialists when you need it. So that framework helps but then let's move onto the next three we mature into three others. I call those coming of age. Networks for that reason. So the first one is a career network. That's where we usually think about networking then a home and Personal Affairs Network. Personal Fares being things like your car dealer. Your lawyer your accountant. People like that and then finally you have a network that I never went looking for. But they'd kept showing up. I call them ghosts ghost or people who used to be in your life who are no longer. Maybe they passed away. Maybe they moved away. Your paths diverge. I mean just think about it your best friend from Third Grade Your High School football coach. Chances Are you're not in touch with them anymore but what we know. Is that everybody who comes into our life. Even for a brief moment makes an impression on us for better or worse and so for that reason. I like to talk about these people because I think awareness here is really important and especially at times when you're under stress and most of us are a lot of the time so one kind of goes back off friendly. These are people who loved you and you knew it you know if you think about them it will warm your heart. It will make your day. They're the ones we ought to think about when we're under stress and having a bad day those people who said we could do anything if we just put our minds to it and they were behind us all the way. Now I don't know about other people I do know about me when I'm having a bad day. It's the kind of ghost when I call hungry. Who Come out in a pitch a tent in my office and they scream at me all day. Now I call. These goes hungry because we couldn't satisfy them then and we can't satisfy them now. They were the ones who was a bruise or hole in our heart. And we're still trying to heal that now. We can't do it with them because they're not around but in our lifetime there are plenty of other people who will remind us of them or situations who will remind that reminds us of them and when those happen WHOA THOSE. Hungary goes can come out and they can make our life miserable they can get. In the way of our success they can sabotage us. So they're an important category of people that you are networked with that you really need to understand as well and we only have maybe three minutes to go in this first segment. Time really does fly here. But I want to drill in before we get to the commercial break the distinction between what you're describing and what we typically think of again. Maybe I'm just being dense here. But will your articulate. Here is more than just recognizing that a young adult needs to have Dr. There's a holistic impact of constructing this network strategically and if you can in two and a half minutes for this first segment maybe just help to really lay out the foundation as to why this matters this to me this matters because you or any other individual person are the center of your network connections anything that happens in any part of those networks can therefore ripple through and affect every other part of your life. Because you're the connector in chief and you really important as somebody that deserves to have this sort of support that addresses whatever you need to do. And you're the one who needs to side with that is so if you are in a position now where you want to optimize your career opportunities. Then what I will tell you is the strength and the weakness of every other one of your seven networks will show up in force when it comes time to think about your career grow your career go up the career ladder perhaps. Start Your own business. So all of those networks had better be robust and supportive of you so that you can accomplish that goal and that's what we're missing. We've been out building our career networks not realizing that it's not just the people within our career space that will impact our success. But it's also going to be whether we have a good plumber because what we found a leak under the kitchen sink this morning. Did you arrive here and really feel fully present unable to do a job? Not So if you don't have a good plumber something like that. You don't have other good support systems if your child care help didn't make it to the house today. Are you going to be able to leave and go to work and with a clear head and able to focus on the job that you intend to do at for the sake of your career? That's what's important now in understanding the the whole complex of connections that you have. Yeah it's it's deep for sure. I think that's a good spot to take our break here if you don't mind so for folks in the back we're going to pause here. Take a quick commercial break and we'll be right back behind. The numbers don't.
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"To tell us more about the event is Glenna Holstein and and hello to Sanchez from the urban ecology center good morning yeah I have a nine well it's a pleasure to be talking about this events I have actually been to a couple of these types of candle like hikes elsewhere but would one of you be able to describe just in general what's going to be happening next Saturday I'm glad to hear that you've been to an event like this before that exactly what are an impetus for starting this event was there's lots of candlelight hike all over the state and we realize when we first started this event that there wasn't this kind of event right here in the city so we decided that like the cool experience to be outside in the winter time with candles all around lighting your way in a park and that's just something that is a pretty magical experience and you don't need to go super hard to find it you can find it right here in Milwaukee we decided to start that Irving candlelight hike I write here interpreted park in Milwaukee so yeah let's talk a little bit more about what exactly is gonna be happening next Saturday at three of bridges park what can people expect when they come along the river just park and a couple other areas will be all it up with candles so there could be hundreds of candles all of the trail on and people can kind of come on a hike take on a little hike around the trail and they're only gonna be there if not for them to do different things still there I mean I hired by Donald with loans bracket in one location there but the V. R. yeah I know showing download the winter camp lounge and another thing and they're going to cap fired we have more along the way there's also they're gonna be along Canal Street for folks who want to just grab a bite to eat at the urban ecology center we're gonna have a hot cocoa happening for all the folks who get a path so if anything for everyone to do as a family event hello Ali the event is free for anybody now a lot of the stuff that I had like I mentioned is part of the event and anybody who shows up can enjoy it we also have one passes available for purchase for anybody you want kind of the V. I. P. experience we like to call it though a fun packed and ten dollars for an individual and twenty dollars for a family and get the kind of all the activities of the hot chocolate and pastries that and like I mentioned the marginal over thing in the morning all that kind of great door prizes that unpacked pretty third get the altars of local restaurant than other places around or giving kind of pride that particular fight those if people buy from Pfaff they get entered to win one of great pride then and they also get a buy one get one beer or root beer all night at thirty eight growing so that's probably worth it in and health so we highly encourage people to buy a fund path or if they're coming to get back to the to make that much more fun we are speaking with Glenda Holstein and and hello to Sanchez with urban ecology center about the upcoming urban candle lake hike at three bridges park I I do what else because you've got a lot of activities taking place at this event how much preparation is needed it not just to get all the other groups to help put this on but just prepared you're walking trails for this it is so much fun to put together the event because I think it's something that people are just super excited about we actually have dozens of volunteers that have signed up to help the we've got I think twenty some folks that are coming out to help us put the candles out on the trail itself and then several more book throughout the night they're helping keep the fires going in and helping with the crossing guard and stuff like that and after that the good thing you know people are interested in volunteering we still are looking for more help and that's a great way to get it for refund back to you on here then you get a contact that the only thing thank you so we definitely plan per month beforehand but it's so much fun what's so great about it is that there are so many different people there's really something for everyone and there's so many different partners and businesses involved and so it's a great way for people who kind of left the parking lot of the men on the valley to really showcase all the things that are great down here and have a lot of fun out in the park and when it comes to anyone who is going to be thinking about attending this taking part in this what would you recommend they dress for I mean you are gonna be walking about here so you will probably build up a.
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"And I think he wants to change, but he wants to change too much to we've all and forget about the the basic as football is you have to have a defense as well. You cannot talk. But you have to have a defense you have to seek your stuff. The next question. It is does Frank Marino has an audio coach instead of Taku pants, she improvement Champions League Glenna. winner. No, no, no. I think I think Maureen as his time I think it was very fun of him. When he came first time to Chelsea what are your cheating portal. I think he lost something. I remember that all the players even the substance juicing. We love him. We love him. I remember even interim by about urology crying and everything I think he lost that the point that even the player where almost sure to play study to hate him idea at Manchester. So he has to lay down I think he has to think about these is life, and if he wants to go back to a big club, maybe Barry's ES to change stuff. But especially the way he wants to play where do you stand on to you like it do I like shows eight two oh two hundred thirty three we say to her is way too. Yeah. Right down come on on. That's your job to job have profession. Is a very interesting is the first time they see the coach who maybe have the power in inside drifting brenick. That's the thing that I feel even still difficult embarrassed Jemma because the the prison has to go a little bit away from the race this players when they affirm he's like the go straight to the prison, which is not what you should do when you all playing. Let's get deep now as football plant. What is the worst part of being? What's your worst possible as? I guess in preseason was fun. That was fun talking to John. When you're at fault. The new. What? When you on your CD player. I mentioned the CD player last last game in chimpanzee going back to your house using a game. Like that. I tell you. It's a real nightmare. Let's let the worst. Yeah. Yeah. It's you make you may say like. The goal. Of course as defender. You can make an angle we have a keeper. I'm sure you've. And if he was perfect, you may one mistake and his life, and he couldn't sleep at all for like two three nights because.
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"Of the purse? So in other words, they start spending money on stuff that you don't like you have every two years the opportunity to throw them out. It's brilliant. The constitution is absolutely brilliant. We should give it a world. Sometimes come on. Let's try try the Maxine Waters awful approach instead because she's she's. Oh, yeah. Maybe it's it's such a simple word. They work for. You're listening to Glenn Beck. So Heather in Louisiana says Glenna what you know. I love relieffactor. I know the difference when I don't use it. I've been a loyal customer for the last two years, and I tell everybody I meet about it that is in pain. I shared some of my packets with fellow police officer. Oh my gosh. Look at the corruption. They're sharing medication with a police officer. We need some sort of government oversight either that or it's completely natural. You don't need a prescription. It's not a controlled substance. It's not pain relief. Like everybody's getting hooked on. She said we love to work out. And we always talk about ways to stay pain free. Thank you for the wonderful product. It's relief factor. And it does really relieve pain and she's right? You will know as Heather said, I know the difference when I don't use it. You will take it three times a day. Do the quickstart three times a day for three weeks? You're gonna find yourself with a lot less pain relief factor dot com. That's relieffactor dot com and get your life back, by the way. Steve Mnuchin eventually advised by staff he was not obligated to stay. She ended the hearing at five thirty he withdrew his offer to return before the committee in may. At bluecross blueshield, our companies take what we learned from covering one in three Americans.
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"Zero one shape. So it's become a realtor. However thought design was based on the technology that was available to us at that time. So the economics and performance and all those aspects meant that we came in with CFL, which compact fluorescent technology. So it said she with all going gusts inside full. Coaching these kind of mercury fragments which carry the charge through an illuminate the foster, but it's great technology competitor LED. So we had a few very strong years. And then we started to see this dumping affect of LED as technology rising and coming through. And yet we were unable to re engineer the initial designers LED because of the way of structured, so these long flowing tubes. There was no LED technology would allow for that. So effectively will waiting for the LED tech to evolve to a point where we could adopt it and that moment happened three years ago. And it was exactly that moment that we started to engineer the zero one as an LED. So it's the same form the overall proportions a much slicker with dump plastic and used ceramic in the housing. So it's lots of improvements, but fundamentally it's a different technology that gives us twenty thousand dollars life. So average user twenty years. The light quality's better. It's Demel sounds like a very sort of standard feature of of a bulb. That was one of the problems with compete for the other thing is even though the technology moved on what we realized that with some real quantities. If L that we thought we were still pertinent still valuable one of them is the fact that the light spreads evenly over the surface. So it gets bits of lighting nerdy. But if you have a very bright central very intense area of light than you'll retina shuts down. So even if you have the same light output, if you spread that light out more, you affectively the perception of space being Brighton. So what the compete? I did was actually spread the lighter for larger surface allows you saw draw in space, but also your retinas able to open more within the space of you perceive, the spaces brighter for the same amount of power like what that gave us is kind of funny sort of brief which is reengineer the fell as an LED and retain the feature of the bulb which actually doesn't if you look into most LED Bove's at the moment, you either have that very intense kind of looking straight at the filament or you have a kind of. Rusted coating which diffuses it, but then it becomes Glenna diamond quite an interesting as put up we have something which kind of combines both have this wonderful kind of poetic form. But then you also have the diffusion. So it's just softer on the iron. It's more readable than has this seved increase in brightness. Michael Georgia van bring you back in here. I'm gonna check back just a little bit and hear about sort of where you went after that initial success bringing the product to market, which was very well timed and very well received. But what we're sort of the next step that both of you were looking at the next that was ready to learn a trade. And as I said before we never sold before we have lighting background, Nick as good innate fuel for lighting, but we didn't know the industry as in old school industry and LED was coming of the horizon, so read understanding when that she was going to make sure how best to realize vision within the industry, and how to have the impact that we wanna have how to inspire people United everyday peasant. Houghton spy, my mom, for instance, to willingly. Move over to energy efficient technology and to do. So without even thinking about it rather than it being forced upon them either through legislation or the fact that it was the only thing that was available. You know, the first thing was to understand what's possible. And really understand. What response is going to be learn trade over time. So that's what we did. We brought out a second. Bobi different sizes we made shades. We partnered with other companies, we looked at a whole host of different technologies, and from there we began to really understand what we do understand the technology and real stand light, which is important because one.
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