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Lady Gaga's dog-walker shot and bulldogs stolen
"The Lady Gaga? Saga with I guess this robbery and her dog. Walker was shot and critically wounded. Her dogs have been taken. She's over or was in Italy. I didn't realize people were allowed to be in Italy. That sounds amazing, but she's put out a half million dollar reward to try to resolve this situation. The thing that struck me was a as a dog lover. The idea of someone stealing Roy is just Infuriating to me and heartbreaking. But I also couldn't get over how much of the reaction in the media and on social media? Involved people playing up the dog angle and sort of as an afterthought, saying, Oh, and by the way, the dog Walker was shot in the chest and is in the hospital is like, okay, that's As much as I love dogs. That's sort of the lead here, and the good news is that person is now in stable condition out of critical condition. That's excellent news. But I just wonder as Music lover, a dog lover and an opponent of people getting shot in the chest. How you're feeling about this story. So as a dog lover and a friend she owner My heart is right because we know that our dogs are our babies. They're part of our family and you know, and people who have kids and have got you know the love that you have for both, and You know how much you love your dog as part of your family, So my heart really, really broke for her. I had my dog stolen from Seattle back in the nineties that a new English bulldog And she was returned by the grace of God. Thankfully, and I hope the same thing happens for Lady gaga because my heart is, you know, it's like We all love our dogs. But I have a special fondness for Frenchies. And obviously she does, too. And I hope that her fans are just relentless. And you know, pursuit of the horrific people. I hope the two guys who did it are charged with attempted murder, which you know, just because You weren't successful doesn't mean you shouldn't have the exact same punishment as someone who committed murder The guy Ryan, her dog. Walker was bleeding to death on the sidewalk. The only reason he's alive because of quick thinking neighbor work to stop the bleeding while performing chest compressions all at the same time. And S O. That's how his life was saved. But you know, it's just the brutality. The coldness of just shooting someone in the chest and leading them for dead over to animals is awful. I hope this guy makes a full recovery and He's heroic because not only was he fighting these two guys who had a gun pointed at him, he literally put his life on the line. But then, when he was shot, he still hung on to the third dog. It's an incredible person. I mean, that is a truly self with person and I hope that I get my coat in the story. He might get a little bonus from Lady Gaga for his trouble. I mean, what an amazing So is it basically confirmed. Sounds like you have much more granular detail on this than I do is it confirmed that these robbers were specifically targeting the dogs? On purpose, like they showed up with the goal of stealing her dogs. And we're willing to apparently kill to get them is. Is that what we know? That's what it sounds like. You don't you don't know motive yet because they have not obviously apprehended that you guys, but I hope they do. I know the LAPD and FBI working Together on this, and it's scary for people just walking around a normal neighborhood and one of the neighbors said We all do this. We walk around the neighborhood with our dogs. Every night. It's it's not uncommon on you know, he said, Like the guy wasn't a braggart. He wouldn't advertise that he was Dog sitting for Lady Gaga. He was just, you know, obviously a super sweet and lovely person and man. I just I hope they catch those bastards and I hope that they rot in jail. Mean judo and let's make that happen. The other thing, I'll just the last thing I'll say on this is I am not a super fan of Lady Gaga. I think that she's very talented. I like some of her pop songs. I think she has Really impressive musical chops beyond just sort of the box that she puts out and she's demonstrated that many times she also strikes me for various reasons is someone that you do not want. To make your enemy. And these people now have a very powerful, very wealthy enemy that they have made, and I hope that they are made to pay. By the way I have to
Boomer and the Millennial February Special - burst 01
"So we we. We need to get started before our neighbors waco away said we will be providing the soundtrack. Oh yeah for for our show they go. It's been interesting. I wonder if they're going somewhere. Probably they're young church their young and in love. You're probably going somewhere. Church may have enough. Maybe a little late for them. What better what better place to go. It is sunday. Look i'm just saying you live with with to opie we got cynicism all right exactly. I don't have a boomer. Father whatever generation you are was the one. After boomer i don't know gen-x the thing is genetic after boomer at the generation that came after them Well you know some say oh. You mean the generation after the boomers genetics boomer. Yeah nobody prehistoric. Nobody cares about that though. Talk about it being the the greatest generation ever really what happened during that generation World war two. You know they came back and what about the great depression that was probably part only front country back so we're going to corona right now dan. we're trump. Yeah so you know. I mean we go through i last we. We might be we greatest know we get out of this you know. I don't know the greatest generation given all the stuff that we've gone through at least it's still going through. that's true. welcome back as banter or done with the banter back guys. Another episode of boomer and lineal episode boomer and the millennial date do i'm ready to boomer marmande millennial and Thank you for joining us once again episode. Who knows ten me. I think it's ten or eleven can never keep up but we are coming up when anniversary. This is facts Next one because we march de during the morning dean bidding of the pandemic. Well it's a special day. Yeah it is. Valentine's day happy valentine's day thanks. Valentine's day youtube. Sorry to record valentine's day on what's going on. I just had so many plans with. Yeah yeah it's also black history month but you know you spending valentine's day with your parents so that's a good thing. Yeah i mean it's totally cool people. You love yeah. Valentine's day is not just about significant. Others you know what i mean this is. This is the first time that. I've been single on valentine's day in quite some time. Though i will say that and i just you know that's a hick so yeah you didn't know what you mean your granddaddy used to see how used to break up with his girlfriend right before christmas. Did he make up like after new years. Have the new right then. They have like this huge argument. Like the end of january beginning of february and then on the fifteenth sixteenth like. Oh hey i'm sorry. I misunderstood you on valentine's day. I think we should work this out. He's getting even have to do anything. I know it's kind of genius. Yeah that is so i. He was such a cazenove. He did have one problem though. He didn't know that he thought you call. You know when you were serious about somebody dating you know a friend. Yeah he would call him his fiancee. How do you make that how you make. That was state. There's a big worse as a big day. That's a big difference and you can imagine you know the young lady was like. Oh my goodness is got big fiance. Yeah he was like. Oh yeah i guess because he got that kind of response you know. He was like cool to christmas. Yeah right you can't be my fiance. When i thought we getting married. I guess we're gonna hit him that that's what it meant. Yeah he was like. Yeah we gotta we gotta dial that back a little bit care but anyway it's it's it's it's i don't know also saints sentence. Please please say sentence. So you modernize your mom. And i had this thing about. We would just you know if you really. If you celebrated a holiday holiday. But valentine's day on fifteenth you'd be good to go man could get flowers candy and a card for about fifteen thirteen bucks. Yeah sometimes not bad. Yeah so. I guess i'll be telling your mom have you tomorrow. Right right yeah. It's it's valentine's day somewhere in the world right exactly so you learning a lot from the boomer here. Yeah i see i mean. Apparently apparently i. Yeah so i'm single. And i have no valentine but that's okay You know life goes on. Yeah you got to do two things one. You got some very good advice okay. No good advice but in the second thing is you have a new tattoo. Yeah why did you disagree. Grace kings just love. You love vaguely talking about my life. Before i can even get to it like suppose. I didn't want to tell people oops now. It's not even that. I think yes. I did get a new tattoo. I'm a few days ago. Here's my thing though. My thing is. I don't really like i don't really like just flaunting it like i won't. I won't like post about them on social media and stuff. I have a lot of friends who do that. They'll get a new tattoo. Tattoo them and like. Oh look my tattoo that i don't post about. I'm guarantee you a lot of people. Don't even know how many i have or have seen all of them. I'm just saying. I mean it must bother you too much giving you ever almost asleep. Yeah almost we're almost done but yeah this won't hurt. I'm not gonna lie was pretty bad. Well it looks nice. Thanks no derm is yeah you got to take it off. Saran wrap wound healing it. I guess it's doing everything done safely. Yeah everything yeah i mean. They're super kobe. Friendly like in kinney was wearing a mask face shield. Okay yeah like well. this is not your first one. Yeah yeah this is actually my fourth one. But i got nam sorry. This is actually my during kobe. Kobe because i got four kind of all one two three four all at the same time and then this one but yeah so. This was kind of like my valentine's day gift to myself. I guess you could say. I've been working madman. This week drained me. Yeah i mean you've been really doing a lot you getting up early. Yeah coming in late thursday. I got up at four thirty. Got home at four thirty in the morning. Yeah that was tough.
A Prayer for When God Wrecks Your Dreams
"A prayer for wind. god rex. your dreams. I'm andy smith read by liam martin for my thoughts are not your thoughts. Neither are your ways. My ways declares the lord as the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah fifty five eight through nine is their dream in your heart. That you feel is being delayed if you look hard enough you may see another blessing in disguise. Some dreams of mine include being a wife and mother. I'm single but i'm grateful to god that he's been able to fulfil the emotional longings. I have in unexpected ways. I understand the heart numbing. Pain of a dream that hasn't come into fruition. It's hard to consider weight or no to be loving isn't it. We can often feel neglected. Lonely heartbroken tired or hopeless in this society of social media overload. There's things that can pop up on. A news feed that can cut deeper than any sharp edged sword. Seeing someone receive a blessing that you have cried about worked for prayed for and dreamed of while you're still in the waiting room is ridiculously hard. We're called to be joyful with our brothers and sisters in christ. rejoice with those who rejoice many times also comes through one. We talk about street. Famous in god in rightly so but being honest. I always come back to this next thought. If my dream does not come true. If i never receive what i've knocked on heaven's door for year after year does that mean god is not. I hope you know what the answer is. But just in case. Let me remind you and myself of this single truth. God is faithful to us at all times whether our dreams come true or not his faithfulness to me is saving me from an eternity apart from him. When i look back at things. I've gone through. I also see a bigger picture of his faithfulness in his guiding hand in my life. He is faithful to complete his work in us but not to complete our dream to do list so be confident of this that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of christ. Jesus philippians one. Six god is still good. God is still omnipresent. God is still faithful to us. Because he is god. And i am not a may you be comforted by the assurance that staying rooted in the lord is the most assured way to live a full joyful and dream come true kind of life jeremiah. Seventeen seventy eight tells us but blessed is the one who trust in the lord whose confidence is in him they will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It is not fear when he comes its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. The only way we can have a content heart and joyful life is letting him love us pursue us and fill the heart naming. We have with his grace. That doesn't always make it easy to let go over dream or to let it sit still for a season and i know god recognizes that. Don't forget that we are what he dreams and desires and he loves a so much his will and dreams for us are more than we can even imagine. And that's more than okay. Let's pray. God thank you that your will and your plan is always perfect. It might not be easy or always feel good. But i know you see the big picture and know what's best for me. You are always good. You are always faithful. You always have steadfast love for your children. these are truth. That will never be untrue. So help me live in the light of those truth today. Help me have peace as i meditate on what. It means that you are always good faithful and full of steadfast love for me. Help me face today with confidence knowing that your plan is greater than all of my dreams. Lord i love you. Thank you for the life. I haven't you in. jesus name. Amen
When God Becomes 100% for Us
"Among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh carrying out the desires of the body and the mind and were by nature children of rats like the rest of mankind visions to three all of god's wrath all the condemnation we deserve was poured out on jesus all of god's demand for perfect righteousness were fulfilled. By christ the moment we see by grace this treasure and receive him in this way his death counts as our deaths and his condemnation as our condemnation and his righteousness as our righteousness and god becomes one hundred percent irrevocably for us forever in that instant question. This leaves unanswered is doesn't the bible. Teach that any turn ity. God set his favor on us in election. In other words thoughtful people ask. Did god become one hundred percent for us. In the moment of faith and union with christ and justification did he not become one hundred percent. Four us in the act of election before the foundation of the world pulses inefficient one. Four and five. God chose us in jesus before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and blameless before him in love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through. Jesus christ is god then not one hundred percent for the elect from eternity. The answer hangs on the meaning of one hundred percent with the term one hundred percent. I'm trying to preserve a biblical truth found in several passages of scripture for example. In if he wants to three. Paul says that christians children of rat before they were made alive in. Christ jesus. We all once lived among the sons of disobedience in the passions of our flesh carrying out the desires of the mind and the body and were by nature children of wrath like the rest of mankind. Polish saying that before birth before we were made alive together. With christ god's wrath was on us the elect were under wrath. This changed when god made us alive. In christ jesus and awakened us to see the truth and beauty of christ so that we received him as the one who died for us and as the one who's righteousness is counted as ours because our union with jesus before this happened to us we were under god's grass then because of our faith in christ and union with him all god's wrath was removed and he then became in that sense one hundred percent for us therefore exult in the truth that god will keep you he will get you to the end because in christ he is one hundred percent for you and therefore getting to the end does not make god to be one hundred percent for you. It is the effect of the fact that he is already one hundred percent for
Woman, 11-Year-Old Child Found Dead In Pond Outside New York City
"Bodies of a woman and child mother and son were found in a North jersey pond. Last night. Police were called Grace Lord Park in Boonton after someone heard a six year old boy near the water, shouting for his mother. Officers followed footprints in the snow and found the bodies of the 35 year old woman and 11 year old boy in the pond. The six year old wasn't hurt. We do not yet know how the woman and boy ended up in the water.
God's Ways Are Higher Than A Man's
"Clothe apron yourselves all of you with humility as the garb of a servant so that it's covering cannot possibly be stripped from you with freedom from pride and arrogance toward one another. I watch this for god. Not the devil for god sets himself against the proud the insulin. They overbearing the disdainful. The presumptuous the boastful and he. God opposes frustrates and defeats them. But he gives grace to the humble so that means. If i'm trying to do something that really only god can do. He's going to oppose me. And i'm going to be frustrated because my plan's not working out but my plans never gonna work out if it's my plan i'm not god's plan proverbs sixteen nine. A man's mind plans his way but god directs his steps thankfully ever wonder why things seem to be going the opposite of how. You're trying to get them to go. It's god pulling you in the right direction. One of the reasons why we experienced so much struggle in our lives. Because we're trying to go one. Way and god's trying to go another god's plan is usually beyond are limited thinking as they fifty five eight and nine for my thoughts are not your thoughts. Neither are your ways. My ways declares the lord fires the heavens than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts now in a we. All love of asians. Three twenty for god is able to do exceedingly abundantly above and beyond all. We could ever dare to hope. Ask our think. Think no matter what you can think up. God can do something greater than that if you'll put your trust in him and be willing to wait on his plan to come to pass in your life instead of doing your own
Garland confirmation is a stage for 4 of GOP's 2024 hopefuls
"App. Federal Judge Merrick Garland is president Biden's nominee to become attorney general. He testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today. The hearing lasted most of the day We begin with committee chair Dick Durbin of Illinois. This hearing will come to order today. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to be the 86th attorney general of the United States. Judge Garland I wanna welcome you and your family. I want to welcome you back to the Senate Judiciary Committee. I know this return trip. It's been a long time and planning on you're here. Finally, this will be the Judiciary Committee's first hearing of the 117th Congress. Before I turned to my opening remarks. I'd like to just take a few minutes to make some Acknowledgments. I want to welcome my friend, Senator Chuck Grassley as the committee's ranking member. When I first came on the Senate Judiciary Committee 24 years ago, I was the ranking member on subcommittee with you, and we dealt with the issue of bankruptcy. Now Illinois and Iowa sit next to each other. And so did Urban Grassley. We have our differences. But Senator Grassley and I have worked together on important legislation over the years, most recently on criminal justice and sensing reform. I look forward to continuing that work in this Congress. I want to recognize the outgoing chair and ranking member Senator Lindsey Graham, who will join us remotely this morning, and Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senator Graham, as is true of Senator Grassley. Well, we don't always agree, has always been a welcome partner on many issues. Including one of the most challenging issues, immigration, Senator Feinstein. I want to come in for leading the committee Democrats with Grace and resolved over the past four years. I know she will continue to be an important voice on this committee on a host of issues, including in her new capacity as the chair of the Human Rights and Laws subcommittee, which I was proud to charity and past Congresses. I also want to welcome our new committee members who either be here in person. I see one in person and one probably remote senators Padilla And also on the Democratic side, Senator Cotton on the Republican side. I look forward to working with each of you. There's some historic first in the Judiciary Committee this year, Senator Padilla, our new senator from California, will be chairing the subcommittee on immigration, citizenship. Border safety. I'm honored that he's the first Latino senator to chair that subcommittee, and we look forward to his leadership. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey will chair the subcommittee on criminal justice and counter terrorism. He's the first Black senator to chair a judiciary subcommittee. And we could not imagine a better choice at the helm of this particular subcommittee to all of our other members who are returning to serve on the committee. Welcome back. I want to thank all the committee members for agreeing to hold this committee hearing and vote on Judge Garland's nomination. It is a great honor to serve on this committee. The Senate established the Judiciary Committee by resolution on December 10th 18 16, making it among the very first standing committees of the Senate. This committee has seen many consequential debates and approved many important nominations and landmark legislation in the committee's history. There has only been one prior Illinois senator to serve his chair Judge Garland Lyman. Trumbull, who led the committee from 18 61 to 18 72, and during his term of service was a Democrat, a Republican, a radical Republican and a Democrat. Again. He was the most bipartisan senator, you could imagine His tenure was also distinguished by passage. Of historic legislation, the 13th 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution. The Freedman's bureau acts of 18 65 and 18 66 Civil Rights Act of 18 66. The last of these was introduced by Trumbull ultimately became the nation's first civil rights law. As chair, Trumbull saw a nation torn apart by original sin slavery and widespread violence and injustice that continued even after the 13th amendments. Passage is African Americans throughout the nation face race. System. Our nation is still dealing with the consequences of these injustices. People of color face systemic racism, and we're still working to rid this nation of the horrific legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. This committee could make a difference. We have the jurisdiction and the opportunity to do it through legislation, oversight and nominations, including this nomination of Merrick Garland to service our nation's next attorney general. There have been few moments in history where the role of attorney general and the occupant of That post It mattered more Judge Garland should you be confirmed, and I have every confidence you will be. You'll oversee a Justice Department at an existential moment. After four tumultuous years of intrigue, controversy and brute political force, the future of the department is clearly in the hands of the next attorney general Under attorney general Sessions and successor Bill Bar. The Justice Department literally became an arm of the White House committed to advancing the interest. The President Trump his family and his political allies. It came as little surprise then that the U. S Department of Justice became the Trump Department of Justice General Bar stated clearly that he believed the attorney general was the president's lawyer, not the nations. And what were the results too many in the department's senior roles cast aside the rules law trump appointees in the apartment sidelined career public servants from Lyon attorneys, two FBI agents Limited their roles disregarded their nonpartisan input override, overriding their professional judgment and falsely accusing them of being members of the
Washington DC National Cathedral honors COVID-19 victims as US reaches 500,000 deaths
"Other nation is processing. Another harsh reality during this pandemic is bells tolled 500 times at the National Cathedral tonight for the more than 500,000 dead from covert so far. And the president. Also honor victims is in his own way at the White House CBS News Special report at the White House Monday night. The Marine band playing Amazing Grace as President Biden pays tribute after the U. S. Covert 19 death toll reaches 500,000. Mr Biden spoke to those who have lost loved ones. The day will come. The memory of the loved one you lost. Bring a smile to your lips before a tear to your eye. It will come. I promise you And that's when you know you're going to be okay. CBS is Dr David Vegas on the US passing another grim milestone. A half a million people have died from the virus, and so there is significant loss being felt. And literally every corner of the country.
F1 agrees to engine freeze for 2022
"I up and essentially we chatting about two issues in one segment. Here it's the main takeaway points from thursday's meeting if the f. One commission in the meeting unanimous approval was given for an engine freeze to come into play from start next year. Movies only really agreed in principle as the commissioners requested additional details regarding the freeze before it's formally confirmed the push Free was originally led by red bow hopes to take on the honda engine project off to the manufacturer lease again of the twenty twenty one john first of all. Because i think it's always worth giving it such a vague title is the f. One commission and more than has agreed upon in relation to this engine freeze at this stage so therefore the commission has existed for decades. Now it's always been viewed as carnival. The first stage of the the formal kind of rules process so their firewood would meet with say sporting directors or tentacle directors service spotting working group technical working group when they would kinda work on ideas and proposed proposed ideas then in the up to the loss congresswoman. You'd have a strategy group which evolved the top teams who would then vote on stuff that affected the top teams only which became a big bone of contention that stress groups. Now so what we. Now have the f. On commission which used to be made up of a mixture teams the f. won a few representative and engine many representative sponsor representative but now now the situation is much simpler. It's thirty members. Ten votes ten votes for one ten votes for the team Basically if you wanna get rules changed instantly it's now called a supermajority so the need for unanimous support is no longer there. It's twenty eight votes. Which means you can't have a situation. I had lost. Sight is blocked the reverse. Grace idea you'd need at least three teams began something for its get blocked so i think is a much better process now should hopefully ensure you know a bit more ensure bit more of a more structured process in a collaborative process as if seemingly engine freeze swing in the old days. You would have been unlikely to get full support for an engine freeze. But it's been work tons to fundamental is determined to bring a new era into one where things get done properly. We've seen the the first outcomes of that yesterday indeed. How big a decision is they. Sytems of what it means more could it potentially due to the future patients regarding the competitive order in formula one. Yes a massive thing. I think we've seen we saw the past few months ever since honda announced his exit from athlon redbook very constant. They said we've got lots of options very relaxed about things and even though there are only seems to be three manufacturers. They could worked with mercedes ferrari and renault. The rules sat side if none of them came forward to give supply deal when i would have to appeal because it supplies the fewest teams. So i think that But it was never something. The red bull really wanted to go down the avenue so they were always very competent than most at taking over the honda engine projects. Which obviously would be a huge undertaking. But they always said it was dependent on a development and f one for the engine side and that as being something that seems so gone back and forth on the past months. Initially you had red bull mercedes very much in favour. Ferrari were against it. Then ferrari goal agreement to bring forward new regulations for the power units from two twenty six twenty twenty five so they were on board but they wanted a balanced performance style mechanism to show no manufacturers called left behind the ladies. Were against it again. And sorta gone back and forth and so we finally got that none of station three. And yeah i think it is. It's very important for the competitive order because it means the ultimately once we get to the start of the twenty twenty two sees an your power unit is set then until the end of twenty twenty four and that's really really huge thing and it's been made very clear by those out in the meeting. There is no balanced performance. Sort of element to this. There's no that if you find yourself suddenly behind you've got to get some benefits. Maybe increased fuel flow or anything like that. Spare catch up again. It is very much that you've gotta get it right first time around. So it's i think bread bullets very exciting is a really cool opportunity to do something you and take on the honda projects which are saying through rights the twenty one but there is also the risk of if they don't get it right and the star twenty twenty than they're going to be stuck in a position for a couple of years so it's going to be pretty high stakes going into next
Mindset And Blind Spots With Jarrod Haning
"Nama stay an welcome to live. Love engage. I am gloria grace rand and today. We're we're gonna be talking about breakthroughs and business hand. Let me let me explain what i mean by that a little bit. So you know how when you're in a corn maze and you're not sure if you should go left or right but when you step on a ladder. Suddenly the maze is no longer a mystery. Well that's what my guest at jared. Haning does for business owners by teaching them how to think at a higher level they are able to see the whole picture and suddenly obstacles that were blocking the growth no longer exist and everything he teaches comes onto this one thing a breakthrough in your business. Will i happen as a breakthrough in your thinking. Which i've loved so welcome jared to live. Love engage thanks for having me. I appreciate Having you here and let me just tell you a little bit more about This gentleman because He is an award winning speaker. And i can attest to this. Because i watched one of his fedex. Talks was very impressed with it. It's related to mindset performance. But he's also been on. Abc's nightline spoke on stage all across the country. He's got clients around the world. He's also been chosen by ted global as a featured speaker of the week and what makes him unique that he specializes in a nobel nominated process. That teaches you how to get a higher level and allows you to access different parts of your brain on demand. And as a result his most of his clients gone to double their income by purposely. Working half as many hours. And who doesn't wanna do that. You know offense not enough. He's also a classically trained musician Which is also equipped him with a unique set of tools for leveling up your leadership and when he's not doing that well except for during corona virus days. I guess you'd normally find him. Or maybe he has been still flying skydiving or mountain bike riding. And i love this. This is really fun. is that his. He says his most prized accomplishment was winning. The world tickle championship in the five-year-old category. So you have to explain that. actually. I real quick. Come on Okay told that is a fictitious title coming up and gave to myself. Well i like it. I only have one kid. And he's no longer five now ten so so so basically the the championship was at home. Is that you will vary call many years ago. Why like that i. I think that's awesome. So let's let's talk a little bit now about this You know the having a breakthrough in your business in part of this one of the things that you claim is that by normally. We are so focused on getting things done that that actually kills your productivity and and checking things off the to do list which i must confess. I do like doing that from time to time Is that it actually lowers your income. So why do you say that. So productivity is not about getting things done it's actually about causing things to be done When you check something off your to do list you don't solve the problem of why it had to be done to start with. And if you're the one doing the work well you're going to be the one doing the work again tomorrow And that is a bad strategy and we just can't solve with stubbornness even epic. Olympic levels of stubbornness cannot fix that bad strategy. So one of the reasons that trying harder Doesn't move the ball forward It doesn't work. It actually just masks. The problem is because trying harder working harder working smarter even this. These are just themes on a variation more of the same trying to work. Smarter is just coming up with more of the kinds of ideas that already make sense and those are the kinds of ideas that have you stuck to start with a working harder. Just as doing more of the activities that already makes sense to do and like i mentioned earlier When you check something off your list if it doesn't address what caused the demand to start with. You didn't fix the problem and no matter what you're doing in that block of time. No matter how good you are at it. There's twenty seven other things that aren't getting done and so this is just really sophisticated. Spinning your wheels
What Is Love? God Is
"Let's talk about love. This might be the most bastardized word in english language. The most misused the most misunderstood the most misapplied manipulated word that we have whether it's abusing lost in love or jealousy in love or tolerance in love. We confuse it and get it wrong a lot. And it's not just the secular world. It gets it wrong. We christians get it wrong. The church can sometimes get it wrong. We can idolize certain types of love and it's really important that we get this right. What love really is particularly as christians because we are constantly told by non christians that what we believe is not actually loving that it is not loving to believe in john fourteen six for example that she is the way the truth the life and that no one comes to the father except through him. We are told that it's not loving to believe in romans. Three twenty three for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of god. That it's hateful colson. What god called. Sin to call truth what god calls truth to share the gospel to do mission work to be a christian in any way that his counter cultural year told often today lease is hateful. The only type of christianity that is acceptable to much of the world. Today is the one that looks downs so much like the world that own indistinguishable so we have the same views on abortion as everyone else on marriage on sexuality on gender on morality on politics on media and entertainment on truth as longest christians look and sound just like everyone else are considered acceptable in lami. But anything any doctor any practice that just outside of what secularism approves of many considered to be hateful and wrong. I'd not everyone who doesn't share our faith of course believes this way By the way but increasingly it seems many do. Our responsibility is not to be considered lobbying by the world but rather to conform ourselves. To god's definition of love his definitions. I should say of love. Upper sean poor eight says god is love their people in an outside of the church that is their. This is their favorite verse. Almost everyone knows this verse. first john. four eight god is love. God's very essence is love everything he does is therefore love. Everything he says is love every decree every law every action. Every non action is defined by motivated by characterized by love. Love is everything that god is in everything. Love truly is can be found in god that means if we get wrong. What love actually. Is we get wrong. Who got actually is and we get wrong. Who got is we get wrong. What love to know. God is to know true love in those who don't know god can have glimpses of forms of love because it's a gift of what we call common grace. He's given to someone who is not a christian for example of course can love their friends while loves their family. Love their spouse their kids their country. We are made in the image of god which means that we are all made with the capacity to love passionately. Selflessly even the triune. God is in constant communion father son holy spirit all embody log self sufficient in their love and we made in the image of the triune god also long for this kind of eternal love in fellowship. We were not made to be an isolation we were made for love to receive and to give love
Hasbro, Mattel Say Toy Boom Isn't a One-Off
"Last night. We got a terrific from the tell. That's the iconic toymaker. What happens the soccer name. No kidding it actually said because day reminding. Managers found hard to get excited too worried about the ready crew. Gresley bidding up the canvas stocks. But make no mistake. Mattel's doing great. Ceo on crisis orchestrated effort. -nificant turnaround here. And let's have got yet another confidence-inspiring aspiring quarter. The country poorer top and bottom line with bush guide for twenty twenty one in response suck actually spiked. Three percent in early trading. Getting dragged down by the on weeds. What i'm calling the rest of the market. So could this really have room to run. Let's take a closer look with you on crises. The turnaround orders chairman. Ceo patel real. These results michigan. Welcome back demand money. Jim it's great to be here in on your manager word when things weren't doing waste things weren't doing well when things that down very low you said things are starting to get better. This was the finest fourth quarter in fifteen years despite a worldwide pandemic. Talmadge do it. Yes jim this was an exceptional quarter for mattel without best performance in years with strong consumer demand and another milestone near for the company for the second quarter in a row which have double digit sales growth without grace. The industry in gain share on a global basis but are results excited expectation on many levels with the highest fourth quarter growth in fifteen years as you said with a significant increase in profitability with a full year operating income. That was two and a half times higher than than last year. But this is not just about the quarter or the year. It's about a multi year strategy that is tracking very well which puts us on in a strong position to continue to increase profitability and etc growth. In two thousand twenty one and beyond what i liked about it but these were all fantastic numbers but you told me one day jim this company which has terrible cash flow can make fortunes on everything that it does put out so when barbie has a plus eighteen percent quarter number one toy property globally in twenty twenty doll- but boy you're making a lot more money off each barbie even though they're more interesting fascinating diverse inclusive than any of the line. At that i've ever seen as we made significant progress improving. Our ability. Gross margin has increased for the tenth consecutive quarter. And this is only getting better and stronger in terms of cash flow if you look at the journey that we've achieved last three years. Gross margin improved over. Eleven hundred points are cash flow improved by almost five hundred million dollars and our operating income is up more than six hundred and fifty million dollars so very strong performance on the bottom line. And we're making good progress on the top line as well. This was the second quarter in the row where we improve our top line by double digit. You're making it look easy. There was a time. When i first met who. I looked at your balance sheet and i question you're you're not your visibility your viability. The viability certainly taken off the table. Visibilities take off the table. At this point. I now have to wonder. You've got this great balance sheet now. I mean really is you've delivered. You have the number one of the industry you ever. American girl turnaround. Is it time to do something. Even were used something. The entertainment industry that you used to be king of come on free cash flow has steadily improved over the last three years we went from a negative three hundred and twenty five million dollars in two thousand seventeen to a positive one hundred and sixty seven million dollars this year going forward will will be focused on converting an increasing percentage of our ebitda into free cash flow and as we've previously stated we intend to utilize cash to reduce our debt and improve on balance sheet even further given the expectation for higher and more asian of cash. We expect to Continue to reduce our leverage ratio. And make our way towards an investment grade rating.
Texas lawyer, trapped by cat filter on Zoom call, informs judge he is not a cat
"After his kids love toe cat on the zoom filter on the family computer. And yes, that played out in court correspondent Allison Keyes with the story. Most folk like friendly cats like this one. But in a zoom court hearing in Texas and attorney had to explain to a judge that he was not a feline after a zoom filter on his device, obscured his face and made him look like a sad little white kitten. Judge War. Ferguson said Everyone involved handled the situation with grace and professionalism, but said it served as a reminder to always check for filters before logging on Hey, At least the cat didn't sound like this one took the attorney about the 30 seconds, though, to figure out how to get the
China blocks Clubhouse, app used for political discussion
"The Chinese authorities are blocking access to clubhouse the social media app that allows users in China to discuss sensitive topics with people abroad the kind of topics popular on clubhouse include Taiwan and treatment of the country's Muslim minority service to users in China was interrupted at about seven PM Monday in Beijing according to grace Fong dot org a nonprofit group in the U. S. the monitors Chinese internet filtering and tries to help users circumvent it the move adds a clubhouse to thousands of websites and social media apps to which the ruling Communist Party blocks access to try to control what China's public sees and reads I'm Charles hello this month
Group Nine's Geoff Schiller on his selling strategy
"And wanted to ask to obviously because as you mentioned twenty twenty was a a really wild year to be in your i kind of year since the acquisition in the merger and implementing some of these strategies around your sales I guess can you talk about how ad business was impacted at the same time. I know you guys have launched some pretty unique Sponsorship initiatives around some content packages in ip and things of that nature. But everyone was you know across the board impacted a certain degree when it comes to add Spending so i guess talk a little about like you know. Twenty twenty how that was for group nine. Yeah absolutely Certainly the pandemic threw a curveball. To all as you mentioned from our perspective corporately when we go to market we talk about how group nine has the most optimistic fast moving deeply connected brands that matter now and certainly you can say. Oh that's pithy and that you know that's corporate speak but it really played out in what was wildest of years in a lot of ways. The most tragic of years the convergence of social unrest civil unrest political unrest with the pandemic a once in a generation Experience in so. I think from that perspective. Everything that i mentioned in terms of what defines group nine On a molecular level across the company played in our favor we were able to move really quickly In terms of pivoting for example we launched within weeks following the pandemic. we launched as we've talked about before. Now this had a new franchise Launch call now in this together which was really about spotlighting heroes and And and the helpers in communities during the pandemic and and so that actually happened within two weeks of the pandemic and we have literally sold every episode of that Since july so i would say the thing that we shared in common with the industry was everybody took their licks in acute to that was certainly when on march thirteenth on lockdown. Everything sort of scrambled and the the the prime beneficiary in a negative way was was cute. Too but q. Three we were really able to pick up not just in this together. We launched new. Ip across a variety of brands. But i would say twenty. Twenty was unimaginable year But our brands really focused on finding new and innovative ways to connect with people and i would say adding to that at the same time. Not only was it about all the things that i mentioned but our audience growth was just tremendous until some of that is the acceleration of the shift from in office to at home the shift from digital from linear to digital. But it's also just by nature of who our brands are who they represented. We went from doing around five billion monthly views the beginning of the year to ending around seven billion We saw our tiktok. Audience grow significantly We have now Up to reach over twenty five million viewers across snapped as of q four and so we see tremendous audience growth throughout twenty twenty and the sort of code on that was from nancy sales perspective. Q four mark the strong secure four. We've ever had on record. So i guess like an do wanna ask a little bit more about q. Four as it is the strongest as you mentioned on record but also you know. You're you're for your ad business in particular Was that didn't end up being in revenue for you guys. Yeah so we had a pretty big hit in q two We saw incremental growth. So i kind of look at it as a first-half second-half second half was Was a much different picture. We finished second half up year-over-year We were still for the full year. Closer to flat Just based off of the hit we took in particular based off of our exposure in certain categories like travel through so dependent on travel in that went away and certainly retail. Took a big hit as well but The tale of two halves where q one was kind of like the integration settling and then q two was the double hit of co vid. It was vastly different second half with incremental growth in q three and then q four being the strongest. We've ever had for the company. I think it's also slightly common I've talked to a few publishers. Say that like q four ended up being a very strong. I'm quarter for them. Which is probably their saving grace and a lot of cases But i'm curious so you mentioned that you're doing this very like endemic focus on some of these brands and really wanted to be the authority in as you mentioned the dodo pet care Thrillers travel things of that nature I guess coming out of twenty twenty though. Do you think that that is something that could potentially be. I don't wanna say like mental. But it could to a degree Impact business again like travel ended up being You know put on ice for another year or so You thinking about these. Like endemic focuses While also making sure that your ad business is staying on a growth trajectory. The it's a great question. And i think the example i would give is the dodo Specifically because it's so endemic right. You can say list travel but trout. It's also experienced It's an experience brand food. Drink travel Whereas the more sort of apples to apples is the dodo is a modern family brand. That owns the the the pet space and so the way that we saw the need to find those travel dollars from somewhere else or the retailers for somewhere else came through our strategy of saying we already own endemic on the dodo for pets. How do we own the non endemic of modern family and so we were able to drive new relationships so i guess like a sort of a long winded answer of saying anytime. You're you're backed into a corner. You tend to if you have sort of like the fast twitch muscle fiber thinking. You're able to find new pathways really fast. Some organizations are able to do that others. Just sort of flail. I as i mentioned earlier we move fast ethos but also an operating guideline and so from our perspective with the dodo. We were able to then. Hey look the doda was truly on. Its way to being in the same category as disney neck. Modern family brand family save brand safe also safe on social which became an issue and so we were able to open the aperture of client partners on the dodo and get brands like craft. Get brands like close. Get target So our strategy is certainly to leverage the power of the portfolio. And if we if we were one brand we would definitely be stuck about. Because we're five. We have that power of the portfolio opportunity to then say. How do we have a relationship ear that can be leveraged over there. Or how do we open the aperture from one category to the next the the g growth on the dodo is definitely emblematic of that. So you mentioned retail and travel as being to those categories that Obviously were down but What were some of the ones that ended up being up this past year a former was up and this is more over the counter not not to direct to consumer specifically Cpg was way up Beauty was was slightly. Up tech was pretty significantly as telecom as well and then financial services. So i think really. We saw pretty significant growth across the board with the exception of retail The exception of travel and then I would say media and entertainment is kind of like a toss up because the the theatrical obviously went away broadcast was muted because of covid production delays and then the streaming wars. We benefited to some extent. But they didn't really heat up until the second half of the year so it wasn't like there was enough room in cute to again to kind of blunt the losses with with streaming but streaming has come on pretty strong in Q four now into q. One and i certainly expect it will be It'll be a growth category for us. This year
Are You Glad You Are Not God?
"To the lord of families of the people's ascribed to the lord glory and strikes som- ninety six seven. Here's at least part of the experience. That the sole mrs referring to when he says a scribe give to the lord strength. What are we doing when we ascribe to. The lord strength i by god's grace we give attention to god and see that he is strong we give heed to his strength then we give our approval to the greatness of his strength. We give due regard to. It's worth we find his strengths to be wonderful. But what makes this wonder that we experience a giving kind of wonder give to the lord strength is that we are especially glad that the greatness of the strength is his and not ours. We feel a profound fitness in the fact that he is infinitely strong and we are not. We love the fact that this is so we do not envy god for his strength. We are not coverages of his power. We are full of joy that all strength is his everything in us. Rejoice is to go out of ourselves and behold his power as if we had arrived at the celebration of the victory of a distance runner who had beaten us in the race and we found our greatest joy in admiring his strength rather than resenting our loss we find the deepest meaning in life when our hearts freely go out of ourselves to admire god's power rather than turning inward to boast in our own or even to think about our own we discover something overwhelming. It is profoundly satisfying not to be god but to give up all thoughts or desires to be god in our giving. Heed to god's power there rises up in us a realization that god created the universe for this so that we could have the supremely satisfying experience of not being god but admiring the godmanis of god. The strength of god there settles over us a peaceful realization. That admiration of the infinite is the final all satisfying and of all things.
New York City Crews Preparing For Sunday’s Snowfall
"The new snow Storm. The Office of Emergency Management is prepared for 6 to 8 inches and possibly as much as 10 inches. City Sanitation Commissioner Edward Grayson says his department is ready with equipment and supplies We have over 200,000 tons of salt on hand. Fight this event. What we will be doing is redeploying all 715 salt spreaders and 2005 vehicles to respond to grace and said, Well, this next no storm will be smaller than the one earlier in the week. New storm presents a challenge because of the snow that is packed in the street and along the curbs, But he says the snowplow drivers in salt spreaders already Carol D'Auria 10 10 wins at the
Actor Christopher Plummer, best known for "The Sound of Music," dies in Connecticut
"Christopher plummer has died. The legendary canadian actor graced the stage movie theaters and television screens for six decades plummer starred in a number of shakespeare productions and also played captain. George von trapp in the musical film the sound of music. Do you agree Warmer would go onto win academy award for one of his later films beginners and he won two tony awards and two primetime emmys. Christopher plummer died at his home in connecticut with his wife lane taylor by his side. He was ninety. One
"grace" Discussed on Daily Grace
"But i'm so thankful that we can do what's counter to our flesh by the work of the spirit in our hearts in a spirit can allow us to come to the lord with those broken plans surrendered them to him and allow him to work in will in his way instead of her own. And so i think that's such a good reminder for us As we finish this year and even move on into twenty twenty one. Praise god for that is sarah. What have you learned this year. And twenty twenty. Yeah like so many other shared twenty twenty has just really convicted me of my sin and reminded me that. I just can't do it all on my own. I became a mother in two thousand and nineteen in myself frequently. Just feeling the need to be do all the things. There are so many loving people in my life who wanted and we're willing to help me and there were many times where i knew i needed help but i just didn't know how to ask for it or sometimes i just didn't want to ask because my desire for control and desire for one things done my way felt so much greater than my actual need pandemic. I had just started working for the daily grace company and had even more responsibilities to take on along with jiang for my daughter fulltime. By god's grace he has used the less than ideal circumstances of this virus to show me how to lay aside my pride in accept the help that so graciously offered to me. I've been reminded that as believers were called to bear one another's burdens as scripture tells us in galatian. Six two and being to practice accept help. Not only hinders my ability to be blessed by others but it also denies says that love me the chance to be a blessing in betas command. So letting go this. Pride in desire for control has just been really freeing for me and it's ultimately increased my desire to serve others. Sarah i would have to say that one of the deepest lessons that i've learned this year is similar to yours and that the truth thank god really did make us to be small parts of greater whole and that really really sink in just being limited beings by design is actually a gift because like you said it's a gift to depend on god and to depend on his people and so i just look back at twenty twenty and i've just been reminded of first corinthians twelve over and over again where paul talks about the church being one body with many members and i just look at this team even and and just how were just each uniquely gifted and it's really not for our own benefit but for the common good and i think we all felt this to some degree as the pandemic just prevented us from physically gathering for some time with fellow believers And that was a blessing in that our eyes were open. Just to how god did make us to be a part of a body But personally i would say that you know. The separation was an additional mercy from god to me because it really did open my eyes to see the tremendous value of other people. And you know this is hard to mit and it was really painful to face. But during this time i was just confronted with just some unconscious attitudes and stereotypes that i helped towards others. I was convicted with my lack of karen empathy. Like you said joanna just for people who are different from me and ask the lord has graciously opened by two that. I have made efforts to more intentionally listened to and learn from people who are different from me and i have to say i have been just so encouraged and so edified and so i'm going into twenty twenty one and a posture of learning from others and really celebrating the diverse gifts that we have and seeking to work even better together for the glory of god and so praise god for the good heart work that he did twenty twenty and every single one of us. Yeah amen man. I just feel like that is so true that even this conversation as a reminder of that truth yet we are better together. By god's grace and man it is just so good to work with all of you and to to see the way that god has gifted us differently and the way that we can all come together by his grace to work towards putting forth the gospel And so i have learned so much all of you. And i'm so grateful for all of you. I hope that all of our listeners have really been edified and benefited from this conversation. As well you know. I know that. I've shared this verse multiple times this year. Podcast episodes but i really do think it's kind of been the verse that keeps coming back to me in twenty twenty and that's psalm. One forty five seventeen that says the lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works man. Twenty twenty has shown us that and these conversations remind us of that gut truth he is righteous and he is kind. Well we are going to have linked in our show notes all the favorite things that were shared today all the scripture that was shared today. And you can always find our show notes at daily grace. Podcast dot com. We hope that you all have some time to reflect back on twenty twenty and just really looked to see what the lord has done this year in your own life and we look forward to talking you all. What's again next tuesday..
"grace" Discussed on Daily Grace
"Right with christ doesn't change in that offers us so much freedom and peace and comfort and you know i really how you took it a step further. And just reminding us that our ultimate calling as disciples Doesn't change right. We are to still glorify god and enjoy him an. I'm really nothing can change that even if everything else around us changes at that does not change and that's truly comforting and convicting. So thank you so much. Yeah i love that too and you know this makes me think about a quote that kristen actually shared earlier this year on her instagram and is now on a chalkboard in my kitchen and it spice spurgeon and it says seasons change and you change but the lord abides evermore the same and the streams of his love are as deep as broad and as full as ever and man. It just gets me every single time. And i think that it's so true that in all of the changing and all of the chaos and all the confusion god never changes you know man what a sweet reminder that is yeah for sure how about you elizabeth. What is your lesson from twenty twenty. Yeah i feel like. I am just staying right on theme here because the big thing for me is i'm just really grateful for the faithful and unchanging. Our god is you know things around me have been constantly changing especially this past year as for everyone Seasons shift roles change. We grow we learn. It's really easy for me to put all my hope and identity in my current life situation or how going to change my current situation but I'm learning that all of these changes whether i perceive them to be good or bad are really only meant to draw me toward my only true hoping identity in christ himself so he isn't learning he's not growing or changing because he's known and understood everything since before the foundation of the world. So i mean what a gift we have to be able to secure our ever-shifting lives on the solid rock. That is jesus. Christ i love that elizabeth and it resonates with me so much in With what. I've been learning this year and i know like you said it. Sounds like what a lot of learning this year I really appreciate the thoughtful way. You articulated that both positive and negative things in our life are not what we should tire. Hope in identity to because both are temporary in jesus really is our only eternal and unchanging hope. Yeah that's so good man. What a comfort that we have in all of this. I know that we're not done yet. But i have to say real quick that you guys are awesome. And i'm just like learning so much from hearing all of you so i just wanted to throw that before. We continue on but Now we would like to hear from our editor extraordinaire. Who's coming this podcast. Sound like were no mistake. Jesse oh man that is too high other titles for me here. But yeah twenty twenty. This is kind of a heavier one for me but one of the many lessons from this year is learning how to suffer while and i learned this by watching my husband josh. Live it out and most of you guys know that we lost my mother-in-law back in may and She graduated into glory after her intense thirty year battle with multiple sclerosis. There's so much more to her journey and story. But josh always imagined though not guaranteed losing his mom by getting phone call to fly home and spend her final days with her but instead it was a very southern call at midnight that she's being rushed to the hospital and then she passed two hours later and so at three. Am we purchase. Tickets to fly from wisconsin. Down the florida where we're originally from That same morning and Since then surely there has been weeping and deep sorrows however my husband never questioned the kindness wisdom or sovereignty of god not once even through the gut wrenching tiers of setting grief. His is always remained heavenward and yes he was oh so weary those first few weeks and he still deeply misses mom but his state has only been strengthened and honestly he hardly grumbled if at all and i have so much to learn from his example and it points mirror to my own heart style could be the strength of my faith in that circumstance. I know though that it was only by the power. In grace of god raining and josh's heart that he himself remained faithful to god's promises and i learned just how true god delivers on his promises to his children especially in the thirty fourth psalm In verses seventeen through eighteen it says when the righteous cry out for help the lord. Here's and delivers them. Out of all of their troubles. The lord is near to the broken hearted and save crushed in spirit. Sweet thanks so much for sharing that jesse. No grief is a gift yet so unpredictable. And you know i read a tim. Keller quote Last week that was really powerful. And i actually thought of you And this is what keller said he said. The glory of the christian life is that we have a hope that overwhelms grief doesn't erotic eight it opens it at overwhelms it and you and your husband's testimony truly remind me of that truth afresh. And so thank you for sharing. And i know it will encourage so many of our listeners. Right now back to kristen. So much i think god has taught me this year that he is never caught by surprise and i think about that in the context of my day to day plans but also even in the context of with jesse just shared about the deep suffering that we experience in this life as believers. He has never caught by surprise and as a planner by nature. Twenty twenty has changed my plans my schedule and even so much of my day to day routine. So that was really hard for my type. A personality proverbs. Sixty-nine says at the heart of man plans his ways. But the lord establishes his steps. And i am so thankful that even in the midst of broken plans and the seeming chaos of twenty twenty that the lord has been so faithful he not only plans are steps but he is with us every step of the way and i have also been reminded throughout this year of just my own weakness. My utter need and dependence On the lord. But he's also been gracious to show me my need for other people and especially the people that i'm speaking with today. My husband jeremy and the entire team at the daily grace co had encouraged me. They have prayed for me. They have dreamed with me and they have pointed me to jesus and the hope of the gospel on more occasions than i can count this year even sitting here this past hour. I have been so reminded of this team. And how grateful i am for them. How grateful i am for their own invulnerability. How grateful i am for their hearts that are centered on the gospel and their desire to make that known to disciples across the world and and so excited to enter twenty twenty one with each. And every one of you to crispus the thing that resonates with me is just about the plans that christine just shared ambien and similar phases of life with kids at home. too i just feel that so strongly and plans not working out Content to drive us away from others in push us towards self sufficiency..
"grace" Discussed on Daily Grace
"Myself to dot myself daily in in that the lord has brought me back to the truth of his gospel over and over again showing made at this faint pitcher which is not really serious right. It's just a faint picture of dying to myself and my desires. Points me to the cross. Christ laid down his life completely In the truth is that my work will mean nothing if i failed to live faithfully at home in so twenty twenty as brawl a sobering reminder of that a true tessema heart. Yeah i definitely feel that. And yeah. I've even noticed i've started to use sounds that i actually make out loud like a sighing or as a reminder of man i'm really being self centered and being so annoyed that someone else would need something from me or need my attention and you just catching myself doing those things spin the exact same thing for me just conviction. And the lord reminding me of how christ gave so freely of himself And how i'm called to freely give myself as well michelle. What are you have for us. Your big twenty twenty lesson. Yes so. I think the biggest thing that the lord has continued to remind me of this year which i'm so grateful for is that he is with us and he is in changing from the pandemic to my first full years apparent alerts provided constant reminders. To me his unchanging presence in the midst of new challenges in uncertain circumstances It may sound overly simple. But truly remembering god's constant presence has been grounding comforting and sustaining whether it be looking to god's unchanging character and presence in the midst of mini sleep-deprived bites and just the ever changing routine of life with a baby or finding comfort in the everlasting promises of god through jesus as we have faced some unknowns as family this year which i'm sure so many people can relate to this year especially the lord has been so kind to remind me of these truths and i am very thankful for the opportunity to be re learning this lesson through the mini unique experiences of twenty twenty averse the his use to help me remember. This truth is forty one ten which actually The children's album that i mentioned earlier has a song by the same title of the verse in. It says you're not frame with you. Be not dismayed for. I am your god. I will strengthen you. I will help you and i will uphold you with my right hand. And maybe paraphrasing a little bit but that versus definitely locked in my mind and it really represents what the lord has reminding me of and encouraging me This year that is so sweet. And i'll be sure to link fat album our show notes. I've never heard of it. So i'm really excited to check it out and i'm sure our listeners will be to and you know i don't think finding comfort and security in god's unchanging nature is ever to simple right it's really a reason for us to continually be an off. God so thank you for sharing that michelle all right now. Allie what what did you learn. Yeah so there been so many lessons learned in the sheer by. What's been on my heart and what god has been revealing to me. Lately is how small my fate is in a god who is so big and gave his only son to save me. I mean he loves us so much. And i think that can easily be forgotten as we go about our day to day business so i feel like it something we can ever be reminded of too often at least for me but this year is definitely brought with it. Its own challenges in struggles. As i know as for many of us but it's also been such a sweet season for me just full of reminders that i can trust his vast for me that he knows me. Here's me and even if his plan is different than what. I had in mind and he usually is and his kindness. He shows me something better. Even if i can't always clearly see your understand his answer. And i see him continuing to work. Even when i've so often failed to trust that he heard my prayer or new my heart well enough to know hopes i was afraid to even voice. I mean prayers. I brushed off silly years ago. After i wrote them down in a journal and this year in such blessing. I've been able to see some of those. Tiniest things so sweetly answered and the biggest ways in his perfect timing. So it's just been. It's just been really convicting when i look at that and see both my sin failure to trust him in those things i thought wouldn't matter to him and then in the way that he has worked in them despite me so yes. This season has been wanna challenge for sure but good has come from it It's been one of grows in learning and remembering who got his in that. I can trust him completely with my life and with my heart i love that. So much yeah. I think that there's nothing like a year that throws everything off to let you kind of have a good analysis and look at your own faith kinda see how how your faith is doing and you know i. I had a co worker. Who used to say this quote. I don't know where it came from. But he would say the problem. Is that your god is too small and so often. I think that we struggle. With faith in god because we don't have this picture of how big and powerful and in good data as. I think that this is one of those years that reminds us that okay katie. I am so glad that you are still here with us. Not only in a hospital room katie. Could you share something that you learned this year. Yes so I will eventually this week being hospital. Having a baby doing alluded to so that is probably going to be friday. We will see what baby of wanting to do But twenty twenty revealed in my life just really how selfishly irritated i get when my routines and my habits which i love Get messed with with things. Just outside of my control By things constantly changing as we saw in this year In this just caused me to really take a step back. Several steps back and evaluate what my priorities were and just to focus on things in life. That weren't changing That couldn't be changed by local mandates or things going on that we didn't know what was coming next started to look really different But god was still the same and our job is believers was still the same Our home had fewer visitors Which really bothered me but it still needed to be kept and filled with love and purpose personal relationships. You know involved. Fewer coffee shop meet ups fewer dinners with friends but those relationships were still there and they still needed more more than ever to be cultivated. These changes brought Somehow a sense of freedom which seems weird to but just freedom and knowing that are calling in responsibilities were still the same young God was still the same and nothing that truly mattered had really changed all and we just found so much freedom in that Just within our home in our church so that was really what what. I'm going to take away from the whole year. Yeah man that is so beautiful. And you're so right. I think we understand the truth that god is unchanging a little deeper when everything around us constantly changing and you know not only that you're.
"grace" Discussed on Daily Grace
"The lord kinda like sandpaper used the intense and concentrated time at home with the same people every single day. Twenty four hours. A day smoothed down sort of those edges of my faith. His goal in our lives is holiness. And he will use anything obviously. We've learned this here to mold our hearts and help us fight our sin. I have learned through the process of really finding against anger this year that that process of dealing with sin is hard. It's really humbling Sometimes it feels like a fruitless process. Because you're dealing with the same thing every day just praying for the lord to help you kill this sand. But i've been studying the book of hebrews this year and just have recently seen night at it's kindness to expose our sense because he's dealing with us as children according to hebrews twelve like. It's his fatherly. Love to bring our sin to the surface and have us fight it and he talks about in hebrews. Twelve struggling against our sin is a struggle is hard as it feels in so I'm really thankful for his discipline in my life this year. Man so good he had. God's kindness is meant to lead us to repentance and sometimes his kindness is the really really hard. Thanks and i think we forget that we think his kindness is when we have a good day or a good year but man god's kindness in the hard Yeah yeah and this year has really showed me that as well. Maryam would love to hear from you. What have you been learning this year. Well i have been convicted of so much in twenty twenty but if i had to pick one lesson it would be what. The lord has shown me in relation to my priorities I am an over scheduler. I enjoy having a plan and constantly. Moving and i tend to push this on my family as well. Why would fill our plates with great and god honoring things. I never realized how much of a distraction that really was and how it had me looking at the next task versus enjoying what was right in front of meat. Which is my family When our children school closed in the initial shutdown happen the largest convicted. My heart on what was really important with literally nowhere to go. No plans to. I was able to actually see what was worth investing. My time and energy in and that was three little girls in an amazing husband. Not my job at the time. Not my down to the minute schedule my meal planning or my home but the people in my home and while none of those things are bad things. I have a completely different perspective now. I have learned to rest in truly investing. What matters for and i think one of the verses that often heard but just kind of overlooked That really stood out. This year was psalm. One twenty seven three and it's such a great reminder It says behold children are heritage from the lord the fruit of the loom reward. So just remembering that. They are my reward. A girl i can relate although different season of life than you of not having children quite yet. But i can also have such a tunnel vision with going from one task to the next one part of my day to the next as time racing someone but surely i am not just racing myself. I guess to has taught me to slow down and to really the with people and see the graces of the lord in my life. And i still have so much to learn on this yet but you know what i just love. How the lord's us. And just transforming all of us no matter our life seasons to christ likeness and and that transformation that sink to vacation just transcends whatever life season wherein and that that's a mercy and that's greece and so i just love hearing from everyone But cairo how about you. What is a big lesson that you learned from twenty twenty. Yes for me. The biggest lesson learned from twenty twenties. That my relational health is tied to my spiritual health. So i got engaged this year. There were a lot of co bid engagements i like babies mike codeine brexit but yeah. We pleaded premarital counseling This year and all that taught me that run ability and dependency are not bad words. Naturally i'm sorry for independent. I grew up in a single parent. Home My family is full of strong. Independent women But i realized that god calls us to walk intimately with people as a reflection of his character We love god. We seek to know. Serve an cherish. Those he's put in our lives and We i realized that through investing in gospel centered relationships. We also grow in witness the work of the holy spirit in others life in. Es seeing the transformation is taking a vacation take apart. Yeah yeah i think. Kyra this is a big one for me to Corentin really highlighted our need for people centered community and forced me personally to have to think creatively about ways to maintain and grow relationships particularly within the church body Twenty twenty also forced us to examine what is truly essential for the local body of believers. And just how. That communal growth around the word of god really has to be central. Yeah that's so true. Even though the pandemic caused us to social distance i think in the end. It was just really undeniable. How the gospel knits our hearts in our lives together because we are the body of christ so i love that How about you janna. What have you learned this year. L. so much twenty twenty s been an opportunity for maassen to be laid bare on the operating table and the lord has been good to take that fine tune nice and do surgery. That was necessary in my heart is this has been a season for much work in the depths among heart that otherwise like glenna said I may have possibly continued on with my life without little attention given to those areas In amongst so many others that present selfishness the laws and my heart has been one of the major sins exposed in march. I suddenly found myself with a kindergartner in a three year. Old preschool or at home. They were in school on friday and they were not for the next six months or still here but those kid free hours disappeared and not only did my schedule change the but the demands on me change daily in. If i'm honest i found myself frustrated in bothered whenever they would interrupt my schedule and a spirit convicted me quickly. Em- pointed me to what he has called me to first and foremost in us to be faithful in my home with my kids and since those early days of the pandemic it feels like every day i am re learning that lesson and feeling this battle within myself to dot myself daily in in that the lord has brought me back to the truth of his gospel over and over again showing made at this faint pitcher which is not.
"grace" Discussed on Daily Grace
"So through a pandemic win everything that i plan or thought things would go a certain way I was really just adjusting to new normals and Big changes in just constantly being reminded that you know. My plants are falling flat november. Although i thought it would but also being reminded that god's purposes in his plans are never thwarted and he continued to remain present network even in the midst of all of that madness and I think this year just exposed my tendency in my shortcomings in relying on myself for my own strengths and plans and efforts But god used it to kind of turn that towards himself And remind me of how trustworthy and dependable. He is and averse. I really enjoyed this year was some sixty three eight. Which says i follow close to you. You're right hand holds onto me. I don't know my days old. I don't do it. The next year holds But i can find my greatest comfort strength in following entrusting in jesus as he leads the way for even those unprecedented circumstances he i love that man and i can totally identify with that idea of plants. Just falling flat. I delivered a baby right at the beginning of quarantine season. And yeah all my plans for my daughter being in school and having her kind of sense of normal continue and people bringing me meals and coming and cooking for and stuff. It's just it didn't work out the way that i thought that so true that got us oh faithful and i look back and i see even his hand in those little details yeah. I'm jeremy what about you. Yeah i'm reminded of the words of david in psalm. Fifty one verse three when he says my sin is before me i think twenty one as specifically quarantine for lack of a better phrase has revealed my flaws for those of you that are unfamiliar with some of our family situation. We have five children at home. Two of which are recently adopted and learning english. For the time. We're now homeschooling five children which was never on our planes in the middle of two careers and attending grad school. And so to say that stress has creeped up upon me as probably understatement. But what that's done is it's resulted in frustration. Anger misplaced priorities and so on and it's is allowed. God allowed the holy spirit to really convict me of where i need to grow. God's also been convicting me of my pride and he's teaching me that i need to trust him more and so with anger i need to not lash out at my children. I need to take a deep breath and to breathe before i yell at them or correct them and do so gently out of love similarly at the same time been teaching me the need for prayer and i as i was writing this down. Preparing for this podcast. I realized it's probably not a coincidence. That need for prayer and my abundant sin are coinciding. And so i think god's really showing us that we need to be people of prayer we need to be Husbands and fathers and mothers and co workers and laborers disciples of prayer and everything we do ought to be bathed in prayer and in reliance on the holy spirit. And so that's my plan and goal from moving forward and twenty twenty is to repent were necessary and continue to live a life of prayer and dependence on the holy spirit Yeah i'm right there with you. Prayer is such a gift repentance is such a conviction is such a gift and yeah coming to the lord. Prayer is one of the most practical things we can do along with. Bible and take to strengthen our inner selves to fight sin and just live in this already but not yet world so. Thanks for sharing that jeremy. I'm how 'bout you joanna. Yeah i'm twenty. Twenty has freely painfully difficultly Is that a word difficultly. I'm making it has. Yeah yeah we'll go with it It's revealed to me how much i am in need of for others. Yeah you know. I was really convicted this year and i may have shared this before but before covid nineteen made it to the us. I saw other people posting about it. From other parts of the world asking for prayer. And i honestly felt kind of indifferent and i was convicted of that so much when it became really real here and i had to stay in my house and there was now the sphere of getting sick. Or what's going to happen with my kids or my family and it was like just like i got hit by a trade where this conviction from the holy spirit of the i was not considering the difficulties and the pain and the suffering of other people. If that same thing didn't affect me directly. But i was overlooking these things that are going on not just cove but plenty of other things people who have different experiences based on where they live in the world or the color of their skin and i was just so convicted that man god calls us to be a people who have compassion and empathy not just when it affects us it affects other people too and so god has really grown me a lot in that this year and it's been hard it's been painful but in a really really good way and i still have so much to learn and so much to grow but praise god that he is the one who empowers that and he's the one who does it But you know. I was thinking about this and i think that this is one of the reasons why it such a comfort and a big deal about the bible says that jesus sympathizes with us in our weakness because he experienced at because there's something about this common experience of suffering the house us to have this new level of compassion and empathy for others and man if there's anyone who can truly have compassion on us and truly empathize with us. It's the savior who experienced are suffering and took set upon himself and so with that need for empathy has come just a new delight in christ and a new comfort in the sweetness of who he is and what he did for us and that he really does sympathize with us. Yeah yeah that's a good word. And i'm right there with you with everything you said. How about you glenna this past year. Well i learned that. God uses all sorts of things to sanctify us. Never saw quarantine. Could've you one of those things that got my life. You know he used quarantine really. We had six good months at home before things began to reopen where i live and he used not to expose some areas of san. I think i was really covering up or medicating with other things. Like you know you've had a hard day or you're impatient with your kids. So you run to target or you go to the coffee shop for a little while. See sort of medicate those things that are kind of simmering just under the surface. But when you can't do that because you can't leave the house. I had to deal with selfishness in anger. Really head on. So you know..
"grace" Discussed on Daily Grace
"Just discovered a version of the hymn abide with me that is done by indelible grace and all my goodness i was just like laid out not let really laid out but i felt like i just wanted to so such a good song. You guys need to go. Listen to it awesome. And i'm stephanie. The other co host of the podcast also a staff writer on the team and my favorite thing from this week is hiking a trail on mount rainier and watching my kids play in the snow. Which is a big deal. Because i just moved from georgia but you know what of the fifteen of us so many of us mentioned weather and so it's amazing. Just how know fall to stir something. Ns with the changing seasons. And i'm excited to dive into day of just looking back at the season of twenty twenty man. I just love hearing from everybody and all of you listeners. These people that you just heard from. They're just the best and so definitely got check out some of their favorite things. And i'm so excited for you to hear all the wisdom that they have to offer and you know. Twenty twenty has been a year that i think has shaken a lot of us up and it's been hard and it feels big and heavy and overwhelming and i think we hear the term unprecedented a lot right living in these unprecedented times and in a sense that's true We haven't had to deal with this virus. Covid nineteen on such a global scale or something like it on such a global scale. But there's also a sense where that idea of unprecedented falls short. Although this year might look different this world has been broken. Ever since adam. And eve i sinned in the garden of eden. There's nothing new under the sun and co bed itself might be unprecedented. But there is a huge precedent in the bible for a god who is faithful in the midst of chaos and confusion and suffering and there is a huge precedent for human sin and hatred and division. But there's also a huge precedent for a god who brings forgiveness and healing and peace and so in the midst of twenty twenty and every year in a fallen world we as believers have the hope that god uses everything even the hard things and perhaps especially the hard things to sanctify us to make us look more like jesus and so twenty. Twenty is not a wasted year. It's a year where god is sanctifying. His people and drawing centers to himself. Because that's what god does and so in light of that. We all want to take some time to share some things. The lord has taught us in and through this crazy year And i have to say to all of our listeners. There really is so much wisdom to be found in this team and everyone on. This team loves the lord and encourages me every single day to love him more. And so with that. I we want to hear from aubrey aubrey. What have you been learning this year. Yeah i could certainly provide a lot of places. I've been thank. Divide in shape through this year and i love. I just love how you said. Nothing's wasted. Because.
"grace" Discussed on Daily Grace
"Like my favorite smell. And it's so good in the lotto. Aubrey and i'm a staff writer for the daily grace code team and one of my favorite things has been walking in the cooler evenings with my husband talked about our days and chatting with our neighbors as mentioned by in the weather's stupid i am elizabeth. I am the product retarget for the day. Grace co and my favorite thing. This week has been Just enjoying the fall just like everybody else. This week We have a big picture window in our living room and the trees across the street are just like bursting gloriously with color. And i just love it. I'm glenda and i'm a staff writer. The daily grace co so one of my favorite things right now is early morning walks with my husband. Our kids are finally old enough to be left at home alone for awhile unsupervised and we just talk about what our days going to be about. And what we're doing and we've been married seventeen years. This has been one of the best things for our marriage Hey i'm gina. I'm an editor and staff writer here at the daily grace co in one of my favorite things. Lately has been sweatpants and hoodies. Although here in north carolina we were back shorts last week. Were to here. I have to say a mid eighties and georgia for a little a stay. Hey my name is jesse the video audio editor for the daily grace co and i have to say my favorite thing from this week was just a sweet and fruitful coffee date that i had with one of my girls from church. Hi katie on the creative director in one of the graphic designers on the team and like everyone else fall is also my favorite thing of the week but Here in arizona. We finally have fall. Tenths love just coming downstairs every morning. Starting the diffuser opening the windows and leading some finally fresh fall air in. hi everybody. my name is kyra. And i'm a staff writer. My favorite thing from the week is eating lamb over rice from one of the hall. Food trucks my neighborhood in the city. That's like the go to thing to get if you don't wanna cook but then you also don't want fast food. Yeah it's like the best the best thing ever yup khayyam my name is miriam baxter. And i'm the director of sales and strategy here at the daily grace co my absolute favorite thing from this week is i got my new loopy phone case in so i'm super excited about that I never used.
"grace" Discussed on Daily Grace
"Everybody and welcome back to another episode of daily grace. This is joanna. I'm here as usual with my co-host stephanie. Hey guys hey everybody so. This is actually a really exciting episode. Because what you don't know just yet not only. Am i here with stephanie. But i'm actually here with a huge chunk of our daily grace co- team so we are super excited today to be able to invite you into one of our team meetings for the week and these meetings are so much fun we learn so much from each other and we just got to talk about what god is doing for the day the grace co and we get to talk about what he's doing in our lives and how we can help bring the gospel message all of you and so today. We want to spend some time looking back over twenty twenty To see what. God has taught us in this unique and different year and so we are really really excited to have everybody else on with us today to yes. Joanne and i are just a small part of the daily grace. Carotene are actual. Full team is full of so many people who love god his word and his people and i am so excited for today's sort of roundtable so you our listeners can get to know some of them. So i'm going to ask everyone to go around. Give a brief introduction telling us who they are and what their role is on the team and then staying true to our podcast. Everyone is going to share a favorite thing from this week. So kristen can you start us off. Absolutely my name is kristen. Smucker i am the ceo and co founder of the daily great company and one of my favorite things from this week. Is the beautiful fall weather that starting to roll in and of course my favorite amazon slippers because they are the closest thing. I love that you always put those on your instagram stories. And almost them like five times. I think it's.
"grace" Discussed on Grace on Tap
"Fifteen twenty is a year of suspects. The pope renews his call for luther to be. Silenced luther publishes some of his most significant books in his lifetime. Emperor charles the fifth is crowded can and the pope expects this pig that has been let loose in the vineyard of the church will finally be chained up and silenced today. Evan and i will discuss the highlights of fifteen twenty the events and the documents that took place five hundred years ago. I'm mike igli and this is grace on tap. Grace on tap is podcast dedicated to the history and theology of the lutheran reformation. All a nice cold.
"grace" Discussed on Solid Joys Daily Devotional
"August Eleven The different tenses of grace. . We always pray for you that are God. . May Make you worthy of his calling. . And may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you and you in him according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. . Second Testimony Ins, , one eleven and twelve. . Grace is not only God's disposition to do good for us when we don't deserve it. . We call this undeserved favor. . God's grace is also a power from God that acts in our lives and makes good things happen in US and for us which we also don't deserve. . All said that we fulfil our resolves for good. . BY HIS POWER VERSUS ELEVEN And then. . He adds at the end of verse twelve according to the. . Grace. . Of our God. . And the Lord Jesus Christ the power that actually works in our lives to make Christ exalting obedience. . Possible is an exertion of the grace of God. . You could see this also in First Corinthians fifteen ten. . By the grace of God, , I am what I am and His grace toward me was not in vain on the contrary I worked harder than any of them though it was not I, , but the grace of God that is with me. . So. . Grace is an active present transformative obedience enabling. . Power. . Therefore. . This grace. . which moves in power from God to you at a point in time is both past. . And Future. . It has already done something for you and in you and therefore it is passed and he's about to do something in you and for you and so it is future. . Both five seconds from now. . And five million years from now. . God's grace is ever cascading over the waterfall of the present. . From an inexhaustible river of grace coming to us from the future into the ever increasing reservoir of grace in the past. . In the next five minutes. . You will receive sustaining grace flowing to you from the future. . In this you trust. . And You will accumulate. . Another, , five minutes worth of grace. . In, , the reservoir of the past. . For this. . You give. . Thanks.
"grace" Discussed on Grace and Peace Radio
"We persevere and persist also through repentance like we talked about and we do it through fellowship. We Fellowship with other Christians at Church and however we can we do. God tells us to in this regard therefore encourage one another and build one another up just as you also are doing first loans five one and Hebrews three thirteen but encourage one another day after day as long as it is still called today so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin and as I said earlier above all we look to Jesus we don't look the furious squall of the wind and the waves we look at. Jesus just like we looked last time in episode fourteen listen to Hebrews twelve verses one through three. This is how the new American Standard Bible put therefore since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily tangles us and. Let us run with endurance. The race that is set before US fixing our eyes on Jesus the author and perfect there have our faith who for the joy set before him endured the cross despising the shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God for consider him who has endured such hostility by sinners against himself. So that you will not grow weary and lose heart. We are certainly in an unusual time as we considered an episode. Eleven is time requires us to have hope in episode fourteen. We saw how God tells us that we are to have patience. And today we saw how God wants us to persevere next time. We'll look at reminding ourselves about God's providence in our lives and how that too is another means we can encourage ourselves and other believers in these uncertain times. And then finally we'll consider how all of these roll up into one word faith. I hope you'll stay with us. And I hope you'll join us next time and the time after that and the time after that and so on just a couple of quick housekeeping items before we wrap up this edition of Grace and peace radio. If you like what you're hearing please consider leaving a rating and review on Apple podcasts. Or drop us an email at show at grace and Peace Radio. Dot Com. Also if you would like the show notes for today's program just go to. Www grace and peace radio dot com forward slash. Fifteen by the way. If there's anything we can be praying for you about show at grace and peace radio DOT com..
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"So the lady Grace Show with your band this show was more than just another live streaming series it is a place and you will have a life changing experience with God through is worth joining now the most anticipating livestream show is here welcome to the Lady Grace Show with your host.
"grace" Discussed on By His Grace
"I actually actually had gal just reach out to me today and and she actually just took advantage of my seven day free like it's like a seven week kind of free the nutrition and a size thing on my website and she emailed me and said. Oh my goodness I have released twelve actions. They released because she doesn't know that. We're yet but she will. I lost two thousand two weeks and she was doing and still is but being held a cancer but she went on colleges. Non Call Just said it's no longer has to do her chemo treatments all she has to do with her chemo pills right now so that is huge just very high praise. God is right so our of of food and exercise and and mindset ships and I mean God as a healer. East is and he's given us all the tools that we need just need to put them. Let's lace and take action. That's great well through the process of developing this program was there a scripture that always ask everyone you know. Do you have a life verse or Whatever the subject that we talk about the God is our scripture that God dropped in your heart when you started dispersed Graham or scriptural encouragement would you would you give someone well? My Life Burs is flipping for thirteen right. I can do all things through Christ strengthens me and I think that's probably a lot of people's lives but I understood that in my in my own strength. I just couldn't do it like it's. It's it's I'm too weak. I cannot do it. It's too much for me to bare because it's a lot of of generational stuff that I'm working with women so that's why it's in his strength and and through prayer and through just gone before with all of my clients that it's it's really made a difference in a shift for them but I I think one of the biggest ones to as proverbs three seven yeah it is as it meant as as a man thank of his heart so is he right so How do you really think about yourself and that's what I really want women to change like deep deep roots like what do you really see. Do you see yourself in the mirror. As God sees you or do you just see yourself as the broken mess and the the the sinful person that you've been in the past or I mean we all are still centers but you know what I mean like I think of my past history and I'm like Oh God you're so merciful bullet L. A. Grace and so how do you see yourself and that really plays a role in how we take care of ourselves and again how we treat and take care of others so it starts with the heart Yob Bob because even in the midst we are all sinners but even while we were still sending Christ came for us at any came for us because he loves zest so much like we love our children even more our father loves us and so we do need to see ourselves the way he sees us because he looks at us like you like we look at our children and even when our children mess up and don't do something we we don't not love them it. It audits our hearts right so yeah and I think that's so good so if you could sit down with somebody who is really struggling and with and I like the apart from a mind body and spirit because it's it is all three at if you could sit down with somebody who's just really in in a difficult place that with their way to in their health what would be a few things that you would just start to say to them. The first thing that I would say is you are enough right now. You don't have to be a certain weight. Yes you don't have to look a certain way you are enough right now and and just let them know that they are just cherished and deeply loved and that their heavenly father just wants to put his arms around them and love them and let them see themselves as he sees them for them to just just be encouraged encouraged and his strength and not not their weakness because they get so hung up on on their weakness and Oh. I could do that right. Oh look eight that pint of ice cream again. They always get down and out and really if you stick okay now. Why did I get down and outlets got the why is that the reason why and then we can shift our actions and mindsets around it but but God is a healer and he redeemed dean he restores and so I just want to encourage those that are listening that ought to far gone. You're not too old. It's not too late. You can start today just by making one simple shift one small step today towards healthier character and healthier physical step whatever it is to to get you to how God sees you. That's all progress right doesn't have to be all at once so just make one little ship and you'll start to feel the difference well. I think that's where a lot OUGHTA. People make a mistake because they say I'm GonNa make all these changes our one. I'm going to help you know on on Monday. I'm not GonNa do this or that or that. I'm I'm GonNa do all these things and then a little bit into it because I think that's when it becomes our own strength and we and we can't even do that. If we put is writing ARD right if we just make a simple shift and I think about like a ship that sailing and somebody had given me this analogy one time if you're going true north if you veer off that course just a little tiny bit you're no longer. GonNa reach the destination and I I think that same way with our we WANNA move towards our goals incrementally and take the next step do the next thing add one one more healthy habit. You know Honcker and later kind of mentality you one thing and then okay cool. I got that and then you lay with another healthy habits all right cool. I got that one layer another one. It's just this constant conquering layer now you know there's no reason why you can't if you're if you're ready and willing to go all in and do it right and that's cool but if you're not in that mindset don't worry too much about it. Just do the conquer and layer method just a little little bit at a time all right and just understand where your trigger points are because you know moderation can kill momentum as well right so knowing okay if I have that one little bite of ice cream or whatever I keep using ice cream as an analogy for some reason but if I have that one little bite is GonNa lead fine for gallon or whatever they just know where you are tempted and then just stay away from just do whatever you need to do to stay away from it. You know if it's going and do a drive things Brunson's and that seems to be where your Achilles heel is then then change your the route in which you drive somewhere if you have to I mean really take drastic measures in order to create a new habit because sometimes the power of unhealthy food and the power of unhealthy habits is so strong we literally have to rewire our minds we have to sever neurons in our brain and rewire them to fire in different ways and so that takes changing things up up and doing it multiple times order for that new habit to take to take shape so that's conference layer can can happen and reward yourself when you actually do something the thing and it feels good like. Oh my goodness I have taken a walk for every day for a week or whatever this then comb reward yourself. Get yourself a pedicure something that will be encouraging and continued to motivate you to do another week yeah. I love that I love that. Well you mentioned you have a free challenge on your website site. is that right..
"grace" Discussed on By His Grace
"To have my friend, Katie read on the podcast. Katie welcome to by his grace. Thanks so much for having me, misty. I'm thrilled to be here. Katie, why don't you tell my listeners a little bit about you? If they don't know you already I would love to, so I'm Katie read Mond, author speaker singer songwriter. And I'm married to husband, Adam, he became the lead pastor at our church in January and have five loud, and wonderful kids. And we live here in the middle of Michigan about scrape there. So I learned something that I didn't know about you, because I didn't know you were a singer and songwriter. A fun is that you also do lives during the week with your husband. And called hammock time or fireplace by up fat Seattle. Her fund is that we have a lot of fun. We love. I mean selfishly it's for us to hang out know be intentional together. We loved encourage couples to get coaster grow deeper and to interview, some people in it's lots of fun. That's fantastic. So today we're gonna talk about something that you've struggled with for a huge part of your life. And that is the law versus grace. So let's just jump right into it. And she tell me about that will yeah, it's been a journey. So I'm a I burn girl. I liked to get things done pretty driven, you know determined as I like to say instead of Bossi, but for as long as I can remember I asked Jesus into my heart. When I was four. And then I actually ask him in a couple more times, just to make sure like I had done it, which is really bad, theology. But God remind me like, hey, you asked me into your heart in childlike faith. And that counts, you know, but I knew I was saved by God's grace. But yet I lived as if it was all up to me to keep him happy to keep him pleased. So live pretty legalistically. You know, like, well, if I don't have my quiet time, you know, God, doesn't love me as much or if I'm, you know, if I send then you just be mad at me. And there's this all all of these things. And so it was an exhausting way to live because I was constantly measuring myself in others by their outward behavior, which is really that's not where it all starts. Right. Hud is for us, Jews dice for us we received him by faith in his grazes a gift for us to receive. It's not this prize to earn. Earned. And when God showed me that it was right around my fortieth birthday, it changed so much in explain it like this. It's like my thinking was foggy and all of a sudden, it was, like I could see clearly in the funny thing was it wasn't like, oh, I worked so hard to understand it, it was a gift, God gave me to understand what it looked like wow. That's really incredible. Well, I have a similar journey in that I ask Jesus into my heart at six years old. But then I went way, far off the reservation as I would say through my use, and this is a concept that I really struggled with. But once my faith was solidified, and in my pursuit to want to love the Lord more began doing things that I thought would be more pleasing to the Lord, and I found myself the. More I wanted to please the Lord, I actually became more bound up in legalism. Yeah. Yeah, the absolutely can happen. And I think we can have good intentions, right? Love the Lord. We want to, you know, do the right things. But sometimes I realized is it because they wanna do the right things or because I want people to, like me Juno got included. And it was interesting because as someone who had worked so hard to keep up appearances when all of a sudden I realized I didn't have to do that. I felt lost it was like now what am I supposed to do? I have to do all these things, you know, who am I in Christ? And I had a mentor. Tell me you need to give yourself grace, as you're figuring out grace in infants. You know, we don't expect them or toddler when they're learning to walk they're gonna fall down. Right. They're gonna toddle around and we're not exasperated with them like you need to get this perfectly right now. And that's. Like God's heart towards his to. Yes, he wants us to learn to walk in freedom in walking grace. But when you've been walking so long as a slave. Right. Instead of a daughter then it can be tricky to find your footing. When you have so much freedom, I liked to know expectations so I can meet them or exceed them. And when it feels more open, ended it makes me feel unsettled, but I think sometimes the other thing, people say is, oh, when you get a hold of Grey's people are just go off the deep end. You know they're gonna take advantage of grace. But the thing is, when you realize what God has given you that you did not deserve one. I oughta you feel so thankful and so then your works become an expression of that. Thanks and you do them because, you know you're already loved versus before. I did those things to try to get his love that. I already had. And so now, I remember talking my friend, Jamie. Amran who also lives down near you and we're talking about this like we fell dumb. Like how did we get this? Like, I know people preach grace growing up, but it wasn't till that moment like those decades of being in bondage, and then being set free to realize, like how like, yes, I was a Christian, but I was off base in this works grace mentality. You know, God really had to get my attention. So I had a bicycling accident a couple of years ago where I flew off the top of my off the handlebars, and I wasn't wearing a helmet and I put my arms out to break, my fall. And when I did I snapped both my arms and I live in. Now, I live in the house full of boys that at home schooled, and I couldn't do anything for myself, not anything. I am a doer and, you know, to sit and not be able to do any unconv- brush my teeth or wash my face or dress myself or cooker feet. I can even feed myself might Mathilde had defeat me, and it was such a humbling experience. And I it took me a year to fully heal into get back in during that time I could not do anything literally could do nothing for myself. I couldn't do anything for anyone else. And all I could do was sit there and received from the Lord because spent a lot of time in prayer. And he that's where he showed me, I love you like not for anything that you do for me. I just our love you. Because I created you am I think that is the thing that. At a lot of women struggle with because we have these messages in society that tell us where we should get our identity our identity from when all along our identity is in Christ. So could you speak to that a little bit? I would love to and while I can't that would be so hard, God's grace got through that. Right. That well, and that's what started my writing journey because I knew during that time that he wanted me to write and speak, and I, you know, I was just comfortable in my life. And when where I was, but after sitting for a year of hey now is the time. And so that's part of why we're here today, but he taught me so much about his grace, and, and my identity, and where I was getting because I was giving my identity in the things that I was doing, you know, and I think, you know, I'm a wife, I'm a mom, I home school. I do so, but, but first and foremost, I'm daughter of the king. And, and he like you said it's not what we do these things to prove ourselves. But once we. Know how great of sacrifice that the Lord in what he has done for us. It's out of a heart over flowing with love that we want to love and serve him. Absolutely. Yeah. You know, I think it's tricky for women that are made like Martha that are made, like we are, that are go getters that are doers, because the message out there is do that more. You know, reach the top be the best. You know, the exciting thing is operatives for women like never before. It's an exciting time to live. But I think many of us are trying to find like, what is this? Look like we have all these freedoms and opportunities, but we don't want to neglect our families in the process. And so I think for doers, it's letting God lead your day because I don't have a problem Philly my day, way past capacity, but God's not necessarily. Asked me to jobs things or not as me to do them right now. And so, I think it takes that intentionally of God's please steer me like you're in charge of me. I am not my own boss. You know, God is a loving father, he's trustworthy, and he can see what's to come in so a guide me and then I think there's people that are more made like Mary. Maybe there were more laid back, maybe they're more relational than task oriented. And sometimes, I think for them, the message is, yes, you know, I have been viewed accomplish. And that's a good thing. But I think it kind of depends on the lenses through which you see the world. My friend Lee is made, like Mary I made like Martha, and we can listen to the same song. We can read the same scripture, passages and see it through our lenses, you know, show read something and be like, man, God loves me so much. And I'll read it being like, man, I don't measure up. And so I think this. All comes into play. And I would venture to say those of us were made, like Martha probably struggle a little bit more, maybe with law versus grace because, in this is not a bad thing that got his hard us to be people that get things done. And you know, get the ball rolling and that kinda thing but it, it's that slippery slope like you said of finding your identity in those things. And the other thing is, there's a lot of chronic illness, and, you know, negative health diagnosis going on and there's women that are made like Martha that have chronic illness. Right. Or have, you know, have broken arms or whatever it is in these conflicting messages can be so hard because it's not that they don't wanna get things done. But they are not able to whether physically mentally at that moment. And so it's so crucial that we've find our Denny in crimes. Graduations are happening right now in all your.
"grace" Discussed on By His Grace
"Welcome to the by his grace podcast. I am your host misty Philip. If you're new to by his grace, I wanna take a minute to thank you for joining us today. The goal of this podcast is to share inspiring stories of women and talk about the struggles in life that we face and how God is there to see us through in James chapter one versus two and three it says to count it all joy, my brothers. When you meet trials of various kinds for you know, that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness today. My guest is Rachel Bruno. Rachel clung to the truth of these verses when her world was turned completely upside down. Please welcome Rachel Bruno to by his grace. I am here with Rachel Bruno. And Rachel we've been talking about difficulties that we face in our life and God's grace and how he is seen as through those. Difficult times. And you have a very unique story. I think it's different than anybody that I've spoken to so far. And so I can't wait to hear all of what God has done to your situation. So cameron. Thank you mystic for having me on said, my name is Rachel and in two thousand fifteen I had my second child. His name was Lucas, and he was seven weeks old at long story short. He had a very traumatic head injury when he was in the care of manning. But she didn't tell me this. And she told me something else. I took him to the hospital about six hours later because he would not stop crying and not stop fussing. And the doctor said that he had fluid leaking out of his friend. And I was in shock. What the heck does the name? Right. So he's like, let's go to a C T scant. We need to see what kind of fluid. It is it can be blood or it could be. Spinal circle fluid. So I go to the scan the results come back, and it was a cranial fracture and an interest a robot hemorrhage. And I'm still in shock down and at seven weeks old you'd I'm thinking the the baby's head isn't even right fused. Right. So I'm thinking that one of those flaps pop open, right and the bleeding Mike was it an aneurysm? So you know, he's like we have to take him to Jesse surgery drain the blood out and fix the fracture. And I'm there with my mom, and my twenty month old son at the time. My husband was out of town travelling sub we had no idea what was going on. And I'm just texting all my friends and family in Brazil and in the states, everybody, just pray. So about two hours later the surgeon came out side clinically. We did everything we could and successful. But because he's so young. And we don't know whether he's gonna survive the next forty eight hours. So at that point, I'm on I'm in the pick you the neonatal intensive care unit. And I see my son in a medically induced coma wires coming out of his head little tiny, baby. Hey at but I I pray nine said God, please don't take them away from me now had miscarriages before them. And I prayed for them. I wanted them you gave them to me. And I don't know what his condition is going to be after this. But if he is brain damaged to dedicate my life to take care of this child. I will. And that's the Holy Spirit came over me. And he just said he's mine. Mike. Okay. He's yours. You gave them to Maine. So I'm I'm piece. Yeah. I was at peace that my son would be okay. And that's thing. I know the police show up the detective show up and social services of that. And I I don't know, you know, what this was what was high. I mean, you're right in the midst of like, and it didn't this happen. Like in the middle of the night. Yeah. They will go to the hospital, and that's all stressful. I don't I mean, I I I have a son who has been in and out of the hospital from the time he was born. Right. And so I get it. Yeah. I mean, you just don't now. Yeah. You don't even know like you're so focused on what what's going on with your child. It's overwhelming by hand. Yeah. Yeah. So when they came I saw the police on the asked what happened first thing that comes to my mind is they are going to go after the nanny, right, right? So I'm like, okay. I got a compose myself hold myself together. So that you give them information accurately, and, you know, tell them everything, I know. So they're hearing me they're asked me what happened I told them and cause the started at four o'clock in the morning with him crying. Right. So they're like, why did it take you? So long to bring him to the hospital because I didn't know what was happening now he was crying. He's a newborn newborn cry. Right. And why did you bring him to this hospital as opposed to hospital and the county that you live in might because this was the children's
"grace" Discussed on Daily Grace
"And now so excited to be a co host of daily grace. How about you Stephanie? My name is Stephanie boils and my husband, Robert and. I have been married for going on eight years. Now, we have three kiddos ages five three and nine months. Their names are Eliana Elisha, an Emily going with the ease there, and I am actually a nurse by trade. But I haven't been working in the hospital for the last four years. I've just been staying at home and love and on my kiddos. But now I have a the dream job of working with the daily grease company as a staff writer and co host of this podcast, which literally is a dream come true for me. Actually, I never imagined. It would happen in a million years. But God is awesome. Yes. I love how that works out. Cool thing we didn't know this but Joanna and I actually have daughters with the same exact unique name, isn't that crazy? We both have little girl's name. Eliana, which to me is a name that you really don't hear very often. So I thought it was so crazy when I found that out and get this not only that but we live like two and a half hours away from each other in the same state of Georgia. Which is a crazy coincidence knowing that the employees of daily grace co are all over the country, and we happen to be in the exact same state. Yeah. I actually forgot to mention that we are in active duty army families. So that makes it even crazier because we could have been stationed in Alaska or German. But at this exact time, God has placed us in Fort Benning, Georgia. So I love it. I love it. I'm so happy it worked out that way. Well, we definitely wanna let you ladies get to know us a little bit better. So we're gonna do a quick little lightning round of this or that kind of questions. Awesome. I will start us off Joanna coffee or tea coffee, but you're not gonna like this decaf. F aka fake coffee. Just getting but I do like the real thing. See here's the thing. I love the taste, but I get the caffeine. You do not wanna see me on caffeine. It's not good. You don't wanna see me without caffeine. Okay. Stephanie introvert or extrovert? I am actually an introvert, but the extroverted introvert in. Oh, yeah. I'm right there with you. Gotta have that alone time, but love people. Absolutely, okay. Early bird or night. Owl. Okay. So here's the thing. I love my sleep. I really really do. But I think I'm starting to morph into a bit of an early bird. You're growing up. No, I strive to be an early bird. But I I'm a night. Owl. Just because I feel like once the kids are in bed. It's like me time. Yes. I absolutely get that sometimes I have to be an early bird, but I'm a night owl too. And it's not good. No. You know? And I say that but try to get up to do my quite time in the mornings and then were out the door by seven thirty. So okay, you're an early bird. I'm both don't sweep. Okay. Do you prefer e books or hard copies? So I love paperback copies. But I've recently got a kindle paper white for Christmas. And I have just absolutely loved it. And I have to tell you what sold me on it.
"grace" Discussed on Daily Grace
"Big create beautiful, tools and resources to quip you to study God's word and to know him more and y'all they have resources for the whole family men, women and kids, right? And in this podcast. We want to continue that mission. And so the daily grace podcast exists to encourage and quip women to seek God in. His word. Our goal is for women to know that deep bible study sound doctrine enrich, the allergy are not just for the seminary student or the pastor, but are accessible and transformational for all believers. We want to invite women to join us in our conversation about our great God and be encouraged to seek a deeper knowledge of him that leads them to live their lives for the glory of God as they grow in love and all in response to who. He is. Yes. The bible is for everyone. And it may sound a bit scary. But the G is for everyone to. Yeah. And we hope that our conversations can show you that the Allah g really doesn't have to be scary. The allergy is just what we believe about God. And what we believe about God matters for our every day lives. So we are really really excited to gather together as friends on this platform and to discuss things that will matter for each. Turn ity. We hope he know that Joanna, and I feel so privileged to be able to do. So. Yes, now that you know, a little bit about the podcast. We thought it might be fun for you to learn a little bit about us. So Joanna why don't you tell us a snapshot of who you are who. Absolutely. So my name is Joanna Kimbrell, and I have been married to my husband Chad for coming up on five years now, and we have one daughter her name is Eliana, and she is nineteen months old. So I was a high school bible teacher turned stay at home. Mom, and now turn work from home mom as an employee of the daily, grace company. So I am a staff writer and a leader of our Facebook community called lamp and light..