35 Burst results for "Grove"

Josh Abbotoy Describes American Reformer

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:00 min | 2 weeks ago

Josh Abbotoy Describes American Reformer

"Now I'm talking to Josh Abbott, who's with American reformer. You can find them at American reformer dot org. And before we go further, Josh, what is American reformer exactly? American reformer is an organization that's dedicating to equipping Christians to address the pressing issues of today. We've got sort of two ways in which we do that. We've got a journal where we have folks writing from a conservative Protestant evangelical angle going back to some of the great intellectual heritage that we have and making that available for people today. The other thing that we do is we consult with leaders and Christian institutions regarding how they can best navigate the current cultural moment. So our involvement at grove city, we've written articles about that. We've consulted with folks. And we've been very interested in helping and encouraging growth state to be faithful. And so we're very happy to see what the board has done in this instance.

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Christians Can Be Overzealous to Find Common Ground

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:20 min | 2 weeks ago

Christians Can Be Overzealous to Find Common Ground

"Oftentimes Christians are zealous to find common ground, but we can be overzealous. And when you're dealing with CRT, most people just aren't aware of how evil it is. I mean, this is really not something that you can take lightly. It's scary stuff, but the idea that grove city was willing to do this, I assume in part, maybe it was because of some of the pushback or criticism they got from you and some others. God bless them for taking it seriously and for doing this deep dive. Now the statement that they published, it seems to me that maybe other institutions of higher learning can do something like this or can sign on with this, at least Christian institutions seriously Christian institutions because it needs to be clear that you can't you can't let certain things in the door. It would be like talking about, well, there's some people that are anti semites and they've been really hurt by some Jewish people. And we need to hear them. And you got to understand like when you hear people like that, you're opening the door to something really dangerous. So we're not talking about canceling people, but we're talking about how do you navigate whom do you hear?

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Josh Abbotoy Gives an 'Exceptional' Update on the Fight Against CRT

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:55 min | 2 weeks ago

Josh Abbotoy Gives an 'Exceptional' Update on the Fight Against CRT

"Josh Abbott, welcome. Thank you, Eric. It's good to be back and thank you for having me back on. Well, listen, the reason you were on this program the last time was because we really want to know, are these places that we think of as, you know, the last bastions of academic integrity? Are they sticking to that? And I know that there was some questions about grove city. And of course, that breaks my heart because I think the world of them. So you kind of updated us a while ago. What has happened since then that calls in the category of good news? Yes, something very extraordinary happened that grove city and it really demonstrates the exceptional character of that school and their history and legacy and the folks that are overseeing the school right now. So the board of directors of gross city college established a committee to do a special investigation into CRT and mission drift at the school. This was announced back in February. And then on April 20th, just last week, that committee released its report. And I really want to underscore the exceptional nature of what they did. This is a committee of very serious people. Leaders in business, there were two federal judges of circuit courts on this committee who partook of it and they really did a lot of work. They read scores of books and academic articles. They conducted numerous interviews on campus, including both administration, faculty, other employees, students, they really spent a lot of time and gave a lot of long and hard thought to what was going on. That's very unusual for a board to do. And they wrote up a really lengthy report about what's going on with some very, very good, encouraging findings.

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Here, kitty: Bidens welcome cat named Willow to White House

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 4 months ago

Here, kitty: Bidens welcome cat named Willow to White House

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Grove City College's Paul Kengor: How Did MLK Do What He Did Without CRT?

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:44 min | 4 months ago

Grove City College's Paul Kengor: How Did MLK Do What He Did Without CRT?

Josh Abbotoy of AmericanReformer.Org Is Exposing the Wokeness at Grove City College

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:24 min | 4 months ago

Josh Abbotoy of AmericanReformer.Org Is Exposing the Wokeness at Grove City College

"I'm excited to talk to my next guest. His name is Josh, avatar, and were there a few things that we want to talk about. But I want to make sure we talk about something that's going on, grove city college, where I have spoken is struggling as many of even the best colleges are with going woke. Bad news, but the good news is, there are folks like Josh, who are kind of on the case. Josh, welcome to the program. Thank you, Eric. It's good to be here. I want to talk to you about a number of things. But let's start with this. You've written an article very recently at American reformer dot org talking about this. So for folks don't know anything about it, give us a summation if you would. Absolutely. I became aware of this situation that's going on a growth city after after I was contacted by some parents actually who were involved in a petition and essentially what happened is they raised a number of claims in their petition to the president of the university. They got 500 signatories from a variety of parents, students and alumni. And their claims basically boiled down to the following. They say that the chapel programming a growth city has become woke. There are speakers that are pushing CRT in the chapel. They said that CRT ideas have influenced the residential adviser training. They've said that, even in the classroom, there have been courses taught that platform and don't accept alternative viewpoints, but push CRT predominantly in the classroom and are actually looking to build activists rather than having intellectual conversations about the substance of these issues. And then finally they raised a number of concerns about relating to some LGBT issues. And as you know, this is a conservative Christian college that sort of markets itself as having certain standard of behavior. And these are hot button issues, but in some ways, the parents have concerned about whether the college is actually adhering to the behavioral expectations that it sets out for its students and its faculty members and how it markets itself to its

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Paul Kengor Debunks the Myths Against COVID Natural Immunity

Mark Levin

01:55 min | 6 months ago

Paul Kengor Debunks the Myths Against COVID Natural Immunity

"The medical and scientific establishment that's involved in this coronavirus issue has done a hell of a job covering up natural immunity I've been going to that website constantly There's no information on how many people in this country have natural immunity and now we know today they have not even kept that information Then they put out a report of course the mouthpieces in the American media regurgitated it being the experts that they are Saying that natural immunity is not nearly as useful or as strong as a vaccine despite what the Israelis came up with And my friend professor Ken gore of grove city Paul he looked at this and he is completely debunked in the current issue of the American spectator Professor go right ahead explain Yeah hey Mark it'd be with you Yes so the CDC puts out the study It was about it was like three Fridays ago And it claimed that not only is artificial immunity superior to natural immunity And by the way this goes against I mean I've got at least three dozen studies Let's say the exact opposite right That all say the natural immunity is superior So it says not only is artificial immunity superior but it's 5 times superior which is a stunning stunning number I mean you might expect them to try to say maybe 1.2 times or something like but 5 times right 5 times And you know on its face how unbelievable this is when you consider the fact that as a current study from a research team in Oakland California shows among many others All three of the current major vaccines that are out there Pfizer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson all now are below 50% efficacy after 6 6 months after the

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California Wildfires Burn Into Groves of Giant Sequoia Trees

NPR News Now

00:47 sec | 8 months ago

California Wildfires Burn Into Groves of Giant Sequoia Trees

"In california. Wildfires are burning deep into sequoia national park where services and facilities are now closed. Extra steps are being taken to protect the giant forest of grove containing thousands of the gigantic ancient sequoias including the world's largest the general sherman. Fire information officer mark garrett says the trees are typically resistant to flames. But they've also been under other pressures. They're very resilient but with our recent drought tree mortality in the sierra nevada. Maybe two hundred million dead trees. That's putting extra stress on these trees to the k. n. p. complex fire expanded overnight and crews are battling the blazes amid extremely dry

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California wildfires burn into groves of giant sequoia trees

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 8 months ago

California wildfires burn into groves of giant sequoia trees

"Crews are trying to keep wild fires away from groves of giant sequoia trees in national parks and forests in California wildfires have made it to at least four girls of the agents a call yes some two thousand years old and two hundred feet in height colony fire spokesperson Rebecca Patterson says some of the oldest and most well known sequoias are being wrapped in a fire retardant blanket structural rap on which is typically used to protect buildings from the possibility of fire on around the bases of giant sequoia trees she says that includes the best known of the giant trees the general Sherman tree which is the largest living tree in the world the fire is about a mile from the giant forest officials don't know yet the extent of damage caused to the other girls which are in remote hard to reach areas I'm Tim acquire

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California Wildfires Threaten Famous Giant Sequoia Trees

What A Day

00:52 sec | 8 months ago

California Wildfires Threaten Famous Giant Sequoia Trees

"Wildfires in california are now threatening some of the biggest trees on earth two fires in the sierra nevada mountains have already closed down sequoia national park which is home to giant sequoia trees. Some that are as tallest three hundred feet and hundreds of thousands of years. Old two thirds of all giant sequoia groves acres already burned down and wildfires within the last five years historic drought and heat waves caused by man made climate. Change are to blame for the extreme proliferation of fires in the area. Firefighters are working hard to protect the giants by doing things like robbing them in huge fire-resistant blankets that are usually reserved for protecting buildings. Here's hoping that they're able to save the general sherman tree which fun fact is the largest city in the world by volume it will become the biggest and most vengeful tree goats if we kill it via climate change we cannot let that

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Larry Elder's Name Mysteriously Missing From Some California Ballots

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:10 min | 8 months ago

Larry Elder's Name Mysteriously Missing From Some California Ballots

"Election was not without fraud. There were several instances of people calling me and telling me that they tried to vote for larry elder and his name wasn't on the ballot in places like elk grove which is by sacramento down. It wasn't on the ballot. He was not on the ballot. In fact the woman that called me from riverside to report. This said that she had to write him in as a candidate and the most visible the literally the most visible challenger to nancy's nephew how is he not on the ballot. Exactly how is he not on the ballot and And what was going on to prevent him from being there. That sounds more than just a coincidence to me. There were lots of people that called and this was documented. Not just on conservative. Talk radio but in the mainstream news media that showed up to vote and they were told that they had already voted. So look this male couple of lessons to learn from this. There are silver linings. Take that is that california. Has its fightback we have recalls still percolating against people like george gascoyne are very liberal district attorney. I think california is more motivated than ever. Because we've seen how this is done. So i do think that there is some positive here. I think it is our job in talk radio to hold the gop accountable at three people on the gop yesterday against better judgment. Look i know a lot of republicans are angry with gop but you have to ask them and we have to have them on our programs holding them accountable to out what they are doing to secure our elections and every single one of them. And i had confirmation of this said that there were a lawyers deployed on the on the tab of the gop the national office of the gop throughout the state watching the vote counts. That's a good step in the right door. They were they were they. Watching the the the votes were they. Counting the votes from november. Is that why they were there. That's right there still there. You have back on november. But certainly the i think at the end of this we're gonna see that republicans were able to turn out more voters than they did when president trump was on the ballot against president biden. And so i think we can make some positive steps. We've sent a message to the rest of the country that there's pushback in california but we have to get a handle on the mail in ballots

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Illinois Restaurant Owner Fighting Fine for Flying American Flag

Mike Gallagher Podcast

02:20 min | 9 months ago

Illinois Restaurant Owner Fighting Fine for Flying American Flag

"Saw a story about a restaurant owner in northern illinois who literally is facing fines for flying an american flag outside his business. And you know you see these stories once in a while and you just scratch your head and you wonder how did america get to this point. And i'm so glad and show honored to welcome terry trobbiani. Who owns it's a hotdog and beef spot. Along highway one. Seventy six right in prairie grove. Mckenry henry mchenry county illinois. I have it right terry. Do thank you very much for joining us can. Can you start. And we'll get into some of the details in a moment. But i want to go big picture. I wanna start at thirty five thousand feet. We're living in america. We have challenging times. We've got a pandemic. We got questions about so many things and yet a flag is supposed to unify us. Remind us that. We're americans were in this together through thick and through thin. I gotta ask you terry from your perspective. How did we get here. How does a business owner who wants to fly a flag outside his business face fines from the government. I'm like you know it's funny. You say i'm scratching my head. But i'm really i'm getting smart. I've seen what this villages done I just found out today that just a side note on the only person in the village that's ever been written for a sign ordinance violation in five years. So there's little battle going on between us i. It's just amazing with his village is done. Basically what's happened with this. Show the flag in this kind of kind of encapsulate. Exactly what's been happening They have village. Ordinance which prohibits the use of temporary try put flags out on the fourth of july weekend and i and i left him out there and then after the fourth of july moved into a straight line back on my personal property twenty three feet off the street eighteen and a half feet off my exterior curb almost seventeen and a half feet off the i. In no way was in the right away improperly displayed i was not a hazard vehicles But what i realized was the village designated mike flag as he signed. So answer your question. This is how we get here. You have small town municipal governments people who get a little bit of power and they just want to. They want to express their own opinions. And people in business

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Patriotic Restaurant Owner Facing Fine for Flying American Flag

Mike Gallagher Podcast

02:05 min | 10 months ago

Patriotic Restaurant Owner Facing Fine for Flying American Flag

"Living in a time when a guy can't fly an american flag outside of his business over the fourth of july no less without facing fines and citations. I want you to meet terry trobbiani. He's an illinois restaurant. Owner owns gene eli's hotdog and beef spot in prairie grove mckenry county illinois had a chance to catch up with him this week village administrator. A new guy who doesn't like small businesses doesn't like so he thinks your flag which again we all know his an assign is somehow. I mean what drives his opposition to your flag. You know they they. They're affiliated as as independence. But we see this all over the country. Donald trump right into a mirror lago. They've made a pica's pulled down. He found a way around that there. They're symbolizing this american flag and i really think they're attacking my not just my patriotism for my affiliation. I mean i. I have considered a new stations on my inside my restaurant i daily basis. Good people know my affiliation. They what i represent and i go along with what you're saying. I really do think that it's built up and built up and they were just watching the the fact that i'm the only guys ever been ticketed at five years. Must tell you something. Going on terry trobbiani. That's what's going on your administrators. There are saying this guy is a conservative. We're gonna make sure he dots. Every i and crosses every t and if he doesn't cross every i and cross every t we're gonna come after him and they picked the wrong battle and they picked the wrong guy because now they're trying to take the american flag down. Make you take down and it doesn't sound like you're going to play ball not only. Have you not paid the fines. But isn't it true that you've had lots of people show up in support of of john eli's outside your restaurant. We got a number of people i. I'll give you a short shortly after. I make this one point with you we've had rallies we've had Veterans coming out sitting cargo chairs just waiting flags on the street. It's says yell. Poor support is

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Professor Paul Kengor Writes a Remarkable Review of 'American Marxism'

Mark Levin

01:53 min | 10 months ago

Professor Paul Kengor Writes a Remarkable Review of 'American Marxism'

"Professor. Paul Kengor is an expert on communism is an expert on the Cold War. He spent a lifetime studying this. He's from Grove City. And not at my request, he wrote a review that appeared today in the American Spectator, The American Spectator. Is an iconic Publication and our website. By one of the great Conservatives really in modern times. Bob. Terrible. And who has been so important in so many ways to so many people. I don't want to give you a taste of what Professor King, Gore said, given his unique position. And I Some of you believe me in some of you on but I'm not reading this for the praise. I'm reading it for the analysis, okay? Go to Amazon and type in Mark Levin, American Marxism and you'll find the number one best selling book in the country, with hundreds of reviews and mere weeks. Even more impressive. It's rated 4.9 out of five stars. Clearly something is up. It's not just Levine's name is platform as he raised his huge radio show his life, Liberty and Love, inch on the Fox News Channel or his previous best sellers. What's up is what Levin has tapped into with this particular book, American Marxism. What's up is unfortunately, American Marxism. This is not American Marxism in the form that this nation long ago dealt with. This is not the American Marxism of the past century in the style of the standard. Of the former standard bearers Gus Hall, Alger Hiss, the Rosenbergs, the Hollywood 10 and so forth. No, that was really Soviet Marxism. Those guys and gals of Communist Party USA swore a literal loyalty oath to Stalin's

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Military Plane Crash Leaves at Least 50 Dead in Philippines

WBZ Midday News

00:45 sec | 11 months ago

Military Plane Crash Leaves at Least 50 Dead in Philippines

"Death toll is now at least 50 in the wake of a C 1 30 transport crash yesterday. Officials are now calling this the worst air disaster in Philippine military history. We get more from ABC is Tom Rivers at the Foreign desk groups have found the last five dead at the crash scene, raising the toll the C 1 30 Hercules overshot the runway while landing slamming into a coconut grove and bursting Into flames. Philippine Armed Forces spokesman Major General Edgar Arevalo accidents like this that needed investigation may have other aspects to look into look at facility equipment, whether skills of the pilot. The plane was one of two refurbished U. S. Air Force aircraft handed over to the Philippines as part of Washington's military assistance this

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Your Next Dive - Key Largo

Scuba Shack Radio

06:28 min | 11 months ago

Your Next Dive - Key Largo

"Last year my goal was to do a segment of your next dive where i featured key largo dive mecca here in the united states. I wanted to time this segment for just after we returned from key. Largo in april of two thousand and twenty. Well we all know how that turned out. We did not get there and again in two thousand and twenty one. We were not able to plan out an excursion as we would have hoped to. Two thousand and twenty two however is on the horizon. But i didn't wanna wait any longer to talk about key largo so here we go with your next dive where we travel to key largo florida. I think i've mentioned it before here on the podcast that my first is after getting a certification where with it's a dive located at the marriott hotel on the overland highway in key largo and it was fantastic. How about your first real dive being on a real historic wreck the city of washington a ship that was in havana harbor when the us main exploded and sank now. There are many reasons to choose key largo as your dive destination. Especially if you live in the eastern part of the united states first off. It's easy to get to. You can either fly into fort lauderdale. Which is my preferred airport. As i find it logistically navigate or miami which is a little closer to key Key largo you just hop in your rental car. That is if you can find one these days and head on down now. Let's talk a little bit about the dive. Operators in key largo as you can imagine being to dive. Mecca that it is. There are quite a number of operators to choose from it's a dive at the marriott is no longer operating but i will talk about two of the operators. I'm familiar with. They are horizon divers and rainbow reef now right after only a couple of months. After i did that first trip to key largo i returned and at that time. I drove with horizon divers back. Then they were located in marina at mile marker one hundred of the overseas highway and that was right next to the courtyard by marriott. Which at the time was a radison. It was very convenient to roll out of bed. Get a quick bite to eat and stroll over to the dive. Shot horizon has moved however and they are now located on the overseas highway at mile marker. One oh six. That's the dive shop in a retail store. Their boats are located about a half a mile up the road next to a place called shipwrecks oceanside now rainbow reef has taken over the old horizon diver facility at the mile marker one hundred marina additionally they also bought out ocean divers on the other side of the marina and have quite a large operation. Now the last time we were in key largo. We stayed at the courtyard and dove with horizon. We were going to go back to key. Largo in two thousand twenty and planned to die with rainbow reef. We didn't make it down there now. If you're looking to do more technical diving then. I think horizon divers maybe a better choice for the shallow reefs that i like rainbow reef might be a good option as they have those big forty six foot newton dive boats now. I have to admit that. I've never done the deeper wrecks down there like spiegel grove. Where the dwayne bid. But i love the shallow wrecks like the city of washington. The hanan bell. Also known as mike's wreck and especially the ben would. They are teeming with fish life and are great places to do fish identification and surveys. You can also experience of great dives on elbow reef molasses reef and french reef another great shallow dive through the book spurring grove. Karl is christ of the abyss. Dry rocks you can grit some great photo opportunities there. The water temperatures in key largo range from the mid seventies in the winter months to the mid eighties in the peak of the summer. When i dove in april of two thousand and nineteen. I was pretty comfortable on the shallow reefs with my three millimeter wetsuit. Only wanna do to morning dives. You can free up your afternoons for some topside adventures. A trip to reef headquarters Is interesting or you can take a tour of the coral restoration foundation and just down. The road is the history of diving museum in l. morada. I was really looking forward to getting to the museum last year and hope that i can make it down there next april. Talk about the dining. While if you're staying at the courtyard on the marina you don't have to get in your car and drive someplace you can just scroll stroll over skippers doc right on the marina. They have some great conch chowder. There and if you want a burger or some pub food than walk a little bit further down to dr sharpies shark bite grill. You'll probably run into some of the dive staff there hanging out now. Another great place to eat is the pilot house and that's located right near the coral restoration foundation very close by and and if you're in the mood for pizza then upper crust pizza at mile marker one zero one point six. Just make sure it's not. Wednesday is their closed. We made that mistake. So as i wrap up this segment. If you've been diving in key largo. I hope that you will agree that it is really a cool place to dive. And if you've never been there. I would encourage you to consider putting a trip there on your counter. I regret having taken fourteen years between visits. I'm not gonna make that mistake again.

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A New Approach to Defending the Human Rights of Migrants

TED Talks Daily

01:54 min | 1 year ago

A New Approach to Defending the Human Rights of Migrants

"A decade ago after peaceful revolution toppled longtime tunisia dictator bin. Ali i was sitting in an orange grove outside athens. Greece documented migrants. Were hiding there. I came to interview them about human rights abuses suffered while enter europe one of them. Tunisian fellow in a leather jacket explained the people who overthrew ben ali they want democracy and identified life. We across the mediterranean want. Democracy didn't life. What is the difference. The migrant is a kind of revolutionary is idea stuck with me and informed might work as a lawyer and a scholar ever since as middle eastern revolutions turned into civil wars. The refugee crisis unfolded in the measuring. This exacerbated political pressures against asylum-seekers. Initially the european court of human rights took a strong stand against sport or violence in two thousand twelve court decided that the cannot turn asylum seekers back from the mediterranean dangerous libyan territory that first hearing them the human rights community cheer. I was not one of those who cheered in my scholarship. I predicted that this kind of decision could also generate bad results states determined to enforce their own return back asylum seekers even before the entered the supervision of their own courts. I was regretfully correct in recent years. The italians have relied on living to do their dirty work. So eager are some european governments deduction on human rights obligations if an armed libyan militia ignoring the rampant use of torture. This is also why since january. Twenty fourteen more than thirty. Four thousand migrants died by grounding in the mediterranean and since covid nineteen again the militarized border into. Mentoring has come in some ways. Even more extreme but has the militarized quarter caused deaths by drowning.

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San Jose Gunman's Co-Worker Worried He Would 'Go Postal'

The KFBK Morning News

00:19 sec | 1 year ago

San Jose Gunman's Co-Worker Worried He Would 'Go Postal'

"Is reporting this morning. The gunman who killed nine of his Valley Transportation Authority co workers, was the subject of five investigations into his workplace conduct before he carried out the Bay Area's deadliest mass shooting. One colleague filed a report last year because they believe the man could go postal. There's word this morning. The city about Grove

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"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

The Grove Podcast

09:58 min | 1 year ago

"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

"It's this beautiful beautiful experience that points people people to the heart of god. Who is the master creator and the master visionary and is calling us all towards his heart. So that's that's that's why that's it. I love that you talked about being place of refreshment for women because one of the best things that we offer is our refreshments ladies love. This nationality are showered with them when they come in. Audrey i want to take it to you and i we wanna talk some about how we actually put hand to plow and build these beautiful environments that women can come into and feel loved and feel seen by god and and feel that they are so worthy of being lavished upon so take us through that process a little bit. What is what is your role in that. So we've we've talked in the series also about the the creativity brainstorming the process so once that happens and we have a theme for maybe a monthly gathering. What do you then do so by that point. We most likely our art is completed. And we're starting to export that out social media and whatnot. So that heavily doesn't spire what the physical environments going to look like how we want people to feel when they walk in which is truly helpful so from there all start creating a mockup and we use like practically we use ketchup and adobe illustrator typically to build these mockups. But this helps create a visual for not only shelly but for our team and everyone we're partnering with and so once we all feel good with like where visuals where mockup is in the direction. We're going then. I'll take and start making a master plan of how we execute it and we bring different contractors like razz. Sitting over here we bring in several holders. They're the ones that really the grove wouldn't happen without our door. Holders holders with her door holders yes door holders are volunteers but we like to call holders at passion city church and they come in monthly in our spend hours and hours doing very specific task in part of my role is to figure out. Okay well what tasks can i give to razz. What can he help us fabricate and then what can door holders help of pieces coming together. And i'm just kind of overseeing all of that and you're amazing at it to tell us about some of the maybe pick a one or two grove gatherings that had an installation that you can kind of speak to specifically at how you got how you pull razan and what that process looks like most of our environments. They have several different elements. Several different Are building is quite large. So we have the obamas. Emily mentioned earlier. We have a bump while we have all these different features. So i'm just thinking back to last september We created this newspaper. And then we decided to put the to use it to create photo booths to cover the bump out wall to build or suspend this giant g shaped structure which was about seventeen feet tall sixteen feet deep sixteen feet wide so it was it was massive scale at which even think like our space is so big. You have to think really big scale. I think what your team does really well t and you might talk about. This is how from the moment somebody comes into the parking lot. All the way into the auditorium. You're thinking about everything. They're experiencing and seeing and feeling and smelling and tasting. Yeah and you do a great job of that. Thanks emily well. Emily set a great foundation for us. So i think naturally the group has developed. And it's funny listening to y'all share about the early days and how thrifty your and we try to be very wise with our resources. And we try to repurpose. Most of our environments are made and created out of relatively simple things like newspaper That knew that big gee that was hanging in the oval that was fishing line and newspaper and tape all tied these wired chicken wire grids in the air and raskin maybe speak a little bit more about some of the pieces he fabricates tell us about how when you come into the process. What does that look like for you. So we'd normally come the process fairly light so we normally get pretty detailed vision of global like and then we take that vision and conned of backwards and kind of like move verse engineer. It in a sense of like because we get an idea but then we didn't need to make audio come to life. So that's where you can use of your creativity. Yes the process. And i think to echo what says like. You'll be surprised house more of the budget. We this is possible like it's very simple material but The way that it's used in a way that because there's so much forth that's going into on a front end we've to growth team. It looks incredible but really as a piece of plywood. Mdf home depot or chicken from home depot or lychee newspaper. So time are we will take. The vision will worth engineer. It and then. We have to think about some of the complications of problems. We have one five fifteen huge to really big bullet. Yes but we also. I think the grove gets built in a very short time house about that. Is that look like well. It looks like he gets built over weeks. But it's really ten hours ten hours like really like we come on a sunday night. Whatever a few hours and then we have monday. The opens for the eighties about six fifty. You and your team are implementing the things that you have built in a in a timeframe. that's about ten hours. Yes that's what you get to install these incredible and a lot of time. We will come up with an idea or method on how we can be most effective so last september when audrey mehta g pretty much single handedly. We made these chicken wire grids. Which allowed her to install it in the back in the warehouse. An wants once came for sunday. We transported to enter the oval and it was only done because the dude out on a sunday would take hours and hours and hours. Plus we are a church and we have gatherings on sundays. That's another thing is. We would like the turnaround from sunday morning to grove. A litter is winning a overnight. Like it's it's insane. But i think one of ways that's possible is because the some planning and for thinking on the front end that's right. Yeah pro tip. I would just say jordan is if you're planning on doing an event like this. Don't use a monday. So that's something we learned after. The fact claimed monday because that was one of the only time slots open when we started years ago. Push tuesday. it would be awesome when on the fact is you will use every minute that you have so. It doesn't matter if it's monday or okay. So that's i love this this insight into talk about how we do. Have we have such a short timeframe to install these things after a sunday gatherings leading into monday night. But audrey take us talk to us a little bit about how you lead all of our door holders you mentioned the door holders. We have an incredible team of women who just want to lend a hand and a lot of them have other jobs. Some are stay at home. Moms that are that have their kids might be at school and so they have a few hours during the day that they can come and help. What does that look like in the days leading up to to the monday night grove where you do have some time to prepare and prepare some of the materials take us through that door holder process. And how you how you work with them and what some of those things look like. Yeah so our goal is to be preparing for a grove and be hands on within the the two weeks before the grove so ideally we would invite door holders during the day we usually have a morning shift and afternoon shift in an evening shift in those kind of are sporadic throughout the week. So they have the different times. Different people can come in and we really do. Try to be very mindful of the tasks that we're asking door holders to do in. This also is so that we can all together shy for that. Excellent the excellence that we want the grove to be in so I think the more you can breakdown task and make them simple. The less pressure to it is for the ladies who are coming and We always want it to be a fun culture for that. They're settling into and not feel so stressful and if something requires a lot of detail in specific fabrication. That's typically when we would maybe bring in rise in contract out to him but some of those task can be as simple as cutting fishing line. It could be cutting paper cloth that we're going to be tying to different grids. Typically i'll try to chart out. This is the number. And i'll walk them through. This is how we're going to do it. We acknowledged that there are so many ways you can do one thing right. We all if you asked assaulted with the same task in here. We'd all do it very differently. I'm sure and there's not a wrong way. But we try to share the heartbeat. Explain up front that we all need to make sure we're doing it one way so that there is a consistency in that attention to detail. Is there in that really saves more time for us. Once we get closer to the install those amazing. That's a really good advice. Because i imagine that you have a lot of well many well-meaning door holders that might have some different ideas about how to implement a process l..

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08:07 min | 1 year ago

"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

"I mean you have to remember. At that time. The church was still really young in terms. We'd only been around a couple years at that time so when when the idea came forth we didn't know that it was going to be this big giant thing. We just knew that god was calling us specifically to gather women and so i remember hoping that we would have maybe like five hundred women come to our first gathering and so we were thinking through all the different ways team carry mentioned. We're just literally just we call him core women in our house just Women that are around and willing to serve so we were praying together. And i remember talking about how we wanted to make it feel like you were in a living room and that was like this big idea and so we had somebody donate a bunch of couches. We moved out all the chairs and the auditorium and put catches you remember that. Now we're like well we We were like you would serve somebody like coffee or tea if they came to your house. So one of the girls michelle shout out to michelle went all over atlanta to the different goodwill's different stores to buy mugs serve actual coffee mugs and give to the women at the end of the night and this was revolutionary to us. We're like we're gonna do this. Poor girl i mean. She found hundreds of mugs. And then we set up. The the oval is what we call the center space when you walk into our churches this huge space in with tea and coffee and invited the women into our house. That's what we call our churches a house and we invited them into our house to experience. Jesus so that was creatively. That was the pinnacle of the. I grew how i love. The people can get a little bit of a behind the scenes. Into how resourceful. We were the very beginning. We didn't know what we were building. So we used what we had carried talk about that talk about kind of those first meetings first gatherings and what that felt like what we're praying into. What you guys were pregnant. At the time. I certainly was not here in those days. But yeah explain what that what that was like in for your faith watching it all grow. Yeah well again. I was thinking back on all this and reading through my old journals this morning which is really fun. I love that you have those journals that you can find them. I do too. Because if i can just be candid. I'm actually not a journal or but in twenty thirteen journal. Probably more than i ever have. Which was really special and probably indicates how the time was in my life. where just personally. That season was very dependent season on god. It was a season where he really strict a lot of things. Away and Kershaw were stepping out on faith and a lot of things and so re like looking back. The grove was really no different. And i think you know you can look at passion city church or what. The grove is doing and go. Oh y'all kind of know what you're doing and you have it all together and and when i say that we really didn't. We really did it. And we didn't know what this was going to be. So we. We all felt dependence on god. And just a sense of like you know inadequacy to step into this and i think listening to shelley and emily cast vision which they are master vision casters and dreamers and Really incredible incredible visionaries both of them but spiritually. We just really did start on her knees. And i really did just like what do you want the grove to look like and is really cool looking back and going all the things that we had written down down in this first meetings. I mean literally like sitting on emily's back porch. Just a few people praying asking. And just you know vision-casting and every one of them is still true today and it just hit me that what god speaks out. And when you're seeking god when you're trying to build something that when he gives you vision and you plant it that beautiful things really do grow out of it and you know i had written down things like women praying together being women of prayer and then i have visions of access space. Which is our our space in our house. Where women come together and pray. And going that has come to fruition this this sense of of a community of praying for each other and encouraging quipping. Each other i wrote down like having a mentor program. Which now you know seven years later we have this program and flourish. That's not just in our house but all over all over the world and so i Being for the neighborhood for the city of atlanta like little details of things that we prayed for that god really has shown himself faithful to build through his people. And i was thinking about the verse in fijian's at says that we're god's work. Many shift created in christ jesus to do good works that he prepared in advance i to do and how we really were just going. God like what works. Do you have for us like what works. Do you have for this house for us to use our hands to build what you want to build. And and i think that for anyone who's in that season of looking at something that they're going i don't i feel the sense. It god is changing something or building. Something are wanting me to make a a shift in my life that when you just seek him and ask that he's going to be faithful to build it and i think that's what we've we've really seen and experienced. Yeah i'll just piggyback on that. As i was thinking today thinking about even this podcast going out into the world and people asking how he did what we did and that was exactly with the lord put on my heart. Just this idea of. Don't settle for creating something by comparing a version of something on instagram. But get on your knees and ask god what it is that he wants year church to do because we don't need a thousand groves to look like this what we've done. We need communities to step into exactly what god's calling them to do and i'm really thankful for our leadership that led us in that way in those early days. It's amazing because like you said that still stands today that has always been the heart of the grove and it remains the heart of the grove. And in this series we are talking a lot about that vision and how we take that vision to women into the people that come and the people that we get to reach now through all of the different elements of the grove. Why is it so important to us that we have this beautiful experience. We've invited people to come. And we want them to encounter. Jesus but why so important that it be so beautiful and magnificent to us. I mean i think. I think when you enter any environment that's beautiful you immediately Let down you don't have to think about anything else that you can just like enjoy and we wanted women to be just washed over with Refreshment and that was even another thing that just women to feel refreshed and to feel encourage. You know we. We thought about the scenario like single moms coming in from a long day at work and and people who have gone are in the middle of grief or Who had just walked through a really trying time in their life into walk into a space. It's beautiful is a reflection of the beauty of jesus to us and the way that he loves us and the way that he lavishes things on us and so we wanted to create lavish beautiful environments for women who could come in and feel that refreshment just even in the environment that in yeah and even philosophically as church We really believe that like the word says it. All of creation declares the glory of god. And so that's even the creation of what we make with our hands. It just reflects the beauty of god and so instead of culture leading the way in that we want to be part of a church. Big c. church. That's helping lead the way in that. Not so people look at us but so that people look at jesus and say these people do things with excellence is better than anything else in atlanta that i could go to especially for free but just that..

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02:41 min | 1 year ago

"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

"That's great so i had mentioned previously. We have three phases of these mood boards and away and we already talked about the first two but that third one is when we are kind of like okay here. It is all buttoned up. Here's the photos that we are chosen here have been chosen. Here's the words. Here's the mocked up design. If this gets a check then it's going out you know but we still have to remember to hold that so loosely. Because that's not is not done but that's just kind of like the marrying of things coming together. There's still probably another ten percent that needs to be put in to it. And so shelly is so great at just seeing like the bigger picture of it and sometimes it's something simple like how does feel like these practically these images are saying this when you're trying to say that and she'll change it but sometimes it's like a bigger picture overall theme or wording. Actually come around this in a whole different angle with these specific kind of words and in that does involve a little bit more work on our end but we get inspired to make it better in that moment that it's worth it. We're like okay cool. Let's let's figure this out. I love that. She's really good at just seeing the bigger picture. Yeah i love that so good and it's just again more wind in our sails so those are the kind of one version of again like we've talked about holding things loosely and continuing to look that evolve and grow into what god has for for this art. Whatever we're working on. Let's talk about the art of pivoting an entire project altogether because we don't always set out and accomplish what we thought we were gonna do right. There's one example. I have in mind and we can talk about that together because we all on together a couple of christmases ago. We got so excited and really did some beautiful things by freezing flowers in ice. And so you wanna talk about that process. It was a doozy met a good guy in out in georgia country named glenn who likes to carve ice and he figured out and how to figure out how to put thank you being the is beautiful bouquets of flowers in huge blocks of ice. But we weren't sure how that was going to translate so we had a second idea. And can you talk about the process and the why why we would we do that. Why would we shoot two things rather than one thing in that process. Yeah it's definitely some than that whenever you know we're working on these things like we're just not we don't know if this is gonna work. We do still have a deadline. So.

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02:00 min | 3 years ago

"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

"You can also I know that we've been able to get fixtures and two ways and racks from stores, maybe that are going out of business or even if they're not going out of business. They are getting they're they're getting new things. And so they're willing to part with those things I know that a couple churches that I spoke with they had dry cleaners that were donating hangers for them because they couldn't buy hangers. But you really do need hangers. If you're gonna hang things up, you know. And so that was something that was super helpful that I've talked to people that they've been able to do I mean, even Keira here who's asking us these questions and talking with us. She's amazing and super creative. And she. She came up with chicken wire and hanging the hanging. Our scarves from it in this amazing beautiful display that I think is better than anything that I've ever seen in any store before. And I go in a lot of stores. So so you can get you just you have to be creative. You know? I mean, just have to really be creative. But it's fun because then you can express yourself, and you know, in your design elements and everything so it's probably one of the biggest things that we've learned just to not be deterred or discouraged when you don't know doing. We would never anything done around here. If we were so I would say just lean into that vision. And know that if Jesus is giving you that vision, he's going to give them provide their need, and there's there's so much room and space to kinda learn as you go just what we've done I think year to year and year after year it gets sweeter. You get to learn from what you've experienced adjust and really just get to experience joy altogether. As long. We keep keep open house scripture says we're allied on the hill we want to keep open house and share with others generosity. Jesus. Shared with us. Then you really can't go, right? Learned very true. So we look forward to the next grove swap. We hope this has been really helpful for you guys wanted to encourage you to look.

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03:56 min | 3 years ago

"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

"A good experience for everyone. So this kind of helps helps you start off on the right foot with that. But that walk in. We'll have fun playing. We usually have like a DJ. We have different photo opportunities. We'll have some of our guys from our house served mock tales, which is fun. It's always a big hit just zip and suits. They love it. And then they'll be able to try on the clothing's dressing rooms really utilize all of our different rooms in our house from wall to wall weight is a great way to space you have this. I think that that can make a great experience houses are buildings every place that we have here. Church. Yes. Which is incredible on it. It's very intentional, which is awesome. But as they're are leaving you wanna make sure, and we we really challenge this at the experience from beginning to end so ending with the checkout process. And what that looks like so make it clear make it easy and access -able for the guest. Also that way, you have a process of collecting your resources that way, they can be reused that helps you from prevent you from having to repurchase everything, which is your tokens. You're. Oh, yeah. Bags just everything. And then to that's a great last touch point. And that's personal interaction. You gotta have with the ladies that are coming in which I think we you the most in that's really the favorite part of our our that's also when we hear stories about what people came in needing and what they're actually leading with. We've been blown away. You've heard some of like the experience of what they what they experienced earlier in the podcast, but in the past in the past few years, we've we've heard crazy stories from people who needed a wedding Jesse showed up, right? Didn't have money didn't have time the resources to find a wedding dress. And what did we have the one winning dress? That was in there sign their size. And I think last year brought her daughter who they were under resourced, and we're going to be able to find a progress. Right. I mean, this is just meeting needs all place, and we love that personal touch point at the very end. You think that you're done you're going home? But we want to make sure on your way home. You know, the we see that he's Assisi and that your love. Loved. I think one other thing is that with the tokens, and we talk about you know, how many items each person gets is also if to release yourself, though of worrying about you know, how many did each person get because really Jesus shows up and everyone gets what they need to end. So like, that's what I think has been really cool to see through just through these various swaps that we have put on is that to release ourselves from determining somebody's need. Know and just have an open arms, which I think is cool especially really kinda helps perpetuate like it propels us into the next season of swat. Okay. That was amazing. Let's start it. All right. I really incredible. I love Aaron that you've been able to even speak with other churches after we've done this walk. Lots of people are asking how do I this? And that's great. I get the vision. I love all the things that you do. But I think you've had some really great conversations with people in the past. And they've asked him really great questions you've been able to answer for everyone. I think he can help kinda share some of that knowledge for instance, if if we're under resourced and what we can what we can fabricate on our own or create or buys fixtures. Things too close. Like, how are some of the ways we've gotten creative with that? In the past note. That's a great question. I think that's something that that's been really fun to be able to talk to different Turcios that have wanted to put on it and to their own swap. And you know, it's it is it does require a lot of. Of resources whether that's time from people and actual fixtures and different things like hangers and all those things. And so what what I would say is that, you know. I mean, certainly we have built fixture. We definitely have fixtures that we have built before ourselves..

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The Grove Podcast

02:50 min | 3 years ago

"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

"She has now for going on for years, she is hopped in and really helped us get the grow from start to finish across the finish line and even racked up and ready to go for for the year heads, and we're so thankful for her. Thank you in right now, you've already heard a little bit from people experiencing the swap you've heard from Shelly casting vision of why we do the swap. But today, we wanna talk about like, how do you? Get there though. Like, there's this amazing vision. We know what we want to do. We know what the end goal. We want is to an extent. Right. But what have we learned in the process? How do we build this each year from start to finish which looks a lot maybe different than what people think? Right, right. Well, there's a lot that goes into the group. Swap. And of course, it starts with the vision. But then, you know, you just you need to make sure that you're able to receive all of these great clothes and excess. And so you need to have a good time frame where you're actually collecting close from people, and you need to make sure that people are understanding it's not just any close. But we want it to be clothing and accessories that people love and are still excited about and they are giving them to someone else to joy, a donation more. Right. Yes. Intentional gift. And exactly. That's exactly. Right. And I mean that just. That's the stage right there for having a mazing pieces for women to walk in the night of your swap. And to really be able to be blown away by the quality of what they're seeing their into feel so special so practically speaking for our group swop, which is in January of every year. We have this what we pack it all up, and then we basically start planning for the next one. We have a whole spring semester to get through of other grove gatherings. We have the summer and during all that time. We're kind of inventory the pieces that we that we have for setup we're making notes about what worked great the year before. And what we want to adjust. And then once we launch our grove gatherings in September. We start collecting right? So we start promoting in asking women to clean out their closets and pull those special pieces and start bringing them in September. And so talk about maybe Audrey talk about how long we set up that that donation period, and what that. Looks like from week to week for us. Yeah. So we this past year. We started collecting October's that gave us probably like three solid months of collecting, which was great. But even before then in the summertime, we spent a couple months building a team just to make all this happen. So the great thing about swap that you bring in different people to help serve in just put on the event with you..

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04:18 min | 3 years ago

"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

"Up finding free away. What's your hoping? But I did. So for you. We have a town here in the Atlanta area that is home to refugees from all over the world that come to make new life here. And so was really neat. As that. There's always a big group of them that come to the swap every year a couple of them actually came last year and decided to come help us get ready for the swap this year. So that was a really beautiful thing to see. And I got to grab a moment with another woman from our team Susan who has worked alongside of these refugees and helped a lot of them the night of the swamp. So she's going to explain what their experience was like tonight. Okay. I'm here with Susan Robinson one of our door holders in growth team leadership women and Susan to tell me tonight about friends from Clarkston they came to this yet. Let's he says this isn't third year that we've had a group of women coming from FOX in Georgia until about what happens. Clarkston yell Clarkson is one of the most diverse places in the world. They're refugees from all around the world from the closing. And there are lots of programs going on there. And one of the things do cities he'll serve the community. And we love bringing the women that are there to come in at hoes shoes. Accessories, whatever this is thirty we've been doing it and every single time is so much fun. Too. Many women do tonight Gosh, Billy. Billy, maybe forty women who my goodness navy fifty. They came and for some of them. It was their third year for some of them. They've been here to leaks country that had nothing. So it was really exciting to see them. I've never seen this never seen him so excited, and they were just dancing jumping getting everything from things about relations to splice where else. I love it. So I think I saw a lot of families and that group tonight. Yes there like mother daughter there were grandmother situations. Going on best friends we had eighth graders. And we had seven year old women, and it's so knees into that they can come to our country. The first thing they're missing as well Miss L. L. Enjoy. Just welcome smile. We've taken them to passion conference and take 'em to grow gatherings. This is another century of us to be able to. Thank you so much thanks for walking around with them. And they can feel so low tonight those incredible now you've heard what it's like to be in the middle of the swap the right in the mix the kinds of things that we get to experience together. What it looks like what it feels like we really wanted to give some tools to the people that are interested in putting on your own swap. We get tons of emails all the time asking for help on how to do this. And so we got to sit down with some of our team and really just get a lot of the behind the scenes details and a lot of the how to for putting on a clothing swap of your own. So here are some of the people from our team helping explain that they give a lot of helpful tips and wisdom on how to put together a team and how to execute a clothing swap. So I think you'll enjoy this. How to from our team? Hey, this is Karrada. And I'm here in the studio. Oh with a couple of mazing teammates that I have I get to surf full-time on the growth team here at passion city church. And so one of my friends here with us today is Audrey Gill who also serves on our team Audrey, and we also have Aaron Jelonek who is actually kind of the spearhead at the tip of the era of the grove swat. We are so thankful for her. Aaron is she's a wife. She's a mom. She's married to one of our other passion city team members here, and she has her own business of fashion styling, and what I love about Aaron is that even though she's got all this other stuff going on in her life..

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03:44 min | 3 years ago

"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

"Beautiful in England. Gis in may where are you getting married real Jamaica? Oh. Excitable. Congratulations came to the groups tonight vein. This all excited, we believe. Okay. I'm here now with a Nika, and Maya so Emeka tell me what happened tonight will what happens was. The wedding. Fries. To lose it. Oh, yes. This is going to be I didn't expect to come to this and find a wedding just about going shop. So. Maya tell me what happened for you. Ironically. Eighties Darville, right? Incredible. We waiting jury. Got it all here. It was like wonderful just still issues all much cream row. Wrestle. We just disgusted that could be bridal shower. So we will going to say we work together. To call her where she was this, young lovely. Carry us that letting this Chris. Twenty pounds of. So what happened? How did you see the dress to tell us how that all unfolded? Him around the shopping. Early years. She's only four with. Iran, something that matches the story and everything amazing. So you're to walk away tonight with a dress to wear shower in address to where to your wedding. Basing know what you didn't hear from nica. And Maya is that a Nika recently underwent surgery for a brain tumor, and the recovery of that excruciating process and has just recently gotten back into kind of a normal normal ish life. So she was so excited to get out the night of the swamp and to be able to walk around and just enjoy a night out with her daughter. What was really sweet was we had a couple of gift cards donated from a local boutique for people that had some significant maybe need or just needed a blessing and something to brighten their day and at the end of the night Carmen from our team was able to give a nigga one of those gift cards. She is so great taking care of people pouring yourself out, and we just wanted her to feel special and spoiled for a little bit. So she got to have one of those gift cards, and it was really sweet now you're going to hear from deja. On a really special dress that she was able to find. Data finished shopping days and tell us what happened. So tonight was amazing. And I literally interested looking. Literally like. On those like the prices like. A word to the road. Literally like. Not only dress. But it's. And literally to look anything. The what? Yeah. You..

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"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

The Grove Podcast

02:49 min | 3 years ago

"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

"Okay. So I'm here with Alexandra. And do you have a great story for us? Tell us about this purse. I helped Molin tears thirty some of the accessory than purses. And I came across the hers I had wanted since college serious thirty five. So I wasn't going to come tonight. But that was one thing that I wanted to come for amazing saw it as you're sorting as I was sorting, and you didn't take it. Then you could have easily snuck it away. Yeah. On that. But yeah, it was here. I was on a mission that was the one that I wanted to get. I love it. Tell us about the purse. So it is a leather Tory. Burch? I it's one of the burnable y. So it can be a catcher shoulder or cross naughty. Love it. It's so cute. I'm so glad she got it. Thank you so much for all your help this week too. I mentioned that we had a couple of wedding dresses donated to the swap this year. And we were so thrilled to be able to give those away on the night of the swap. So here are some sweet and exciting stories from a couple of brides to be after they got their wedding dress. Okay, creative. I'm here with Carlin on from our team from our our passion city team. She's one of our Silas tonight and Carlin, you met hope forever here. I did. She was my first first person walked in the door, and she would happens happen. What happened when you walked in the room? It was walking by and I see this amazing gorgeous wedding. Dress like is in a A way. away. And she goes what are you looking for wedding? Just and I said, oh my goodness. I'm getting married in may not be happening right now. And she goes you should try on. And I was like this beautiful call my friend over and we're like, let's just try it on. Let's see what happens, and I tell them. I have not address. I'm getting married in five months. I've really need to drive this on and. Carpet. It's so beautiful. I saw you is gorgeous. Tell us explain the dress. So trust. It's mermaid sairy omega felt like eighty long. Every cinderella. Beats our mortgage is like fresh off the the Parisian showroom or something. Like, the embroidery in the beating the details of the dress is absolutely. I mean, you can sell that. Someone took the time to really get this. Great Ville, there's a beautiful bail a nice seeing it so much beating in the dress at the Bill is so some bolles. I you know, beating around the shrimps yet. See nuts. Perfect in elegant Princess new look.

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"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

The Grove Podcast

04:00 min | 3 years ago

"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

"You shop. And help you find really awesome pieces have seen the spaces. They kind of know what's here. So if someone has a need, they kind of know where to take them how to help them find things can navigate the the way we set up, our sizing in our colors, and everything awesome. But the biggest part of being a stylus is just to see these women and to love on them to show them that they are known in cared for that they are just precious. And we're excited that they're here. Just just someone they can walk alongside for the night and shop with and have a conversation build ships, and they don't have to have this really professional styling not at history. I mean, they're all very stylish raise all the time. They look really great tonight. But definitely not explain expertise sure styling necessarily, they're just people that are really good. That's awesome. Who love it? So Linda, what are you hoping that the women are going to experience when they encounter a stylus? I think stylus in that moment, they would be able to step into that being the eyes of Jesus of Jesus. Yes. Just kind of being able to open up their Hartson available for people to get with them or how selection that fun community and having to time. Awesome. Totally. That's so great. What's going to be an amazing night? Thank you so much for all you've done. Hopefully that helps give a little bit more of the nuts and bolts side of what we're doing at the swap and kind of behind the scenes so now you're going to hear some incredible stories from the night and one of those stories happened before we even open the doors. So here's Shelly again with one of these grey stories from the grove swap. All right, Shelly. We haven't even started yet. But you already have a great story just came and found you had a good story. That's already happened. Amazing. And it happened earlier because we are parking here. Five fifteen is a little challenging what I love about. It is that it makes people who wanna come to church really wanna come to church wanna be like, you can't just come out of the parking lot. Isn't that easy park over there? Shows anyway, so the shuttle drivers are special people that we have great relationships with and a couple of them were here early about such shuttles from the parking deck down to our building. And when they came to the building they said, you know last year we were here. But unfortunately, we didn't get anything because we here toward the end and the clothing was gone for the most part, and we weren't able to actually get what we needed or wanted. And I was standing with Emily who's incredible? And she said well now your time off let's go shop right now. So we walked around a little bit with them as they picked out purses and shoes clothes in code, and they were holding stuff in their hands as they were walking out, and we got him bags and put them all in by. So that they would have him as we walked the door. And I was saying at the board walk him out one of them turned around and said to me, they just my picture. And I think that they was probably Emily, but they just took my picture. I feel like a star, and she had tears in her eyes. It's so simple. It's not proof on. And it's not hard. It's actually just re appropriating things that God has gifted us in our hands. And for that lady her night will never be the saints. Right. You know, and she will shuttle people so happily goes down to this building. So that they can get what they need that God saw her own long. And he knew that she would come first and get what she needed because of the way she serves people. So I just think it's cool to watch. God were and we haven't let people in yet and nothing is really truly quote unquote happening, but it's all happening in the way God works so beautiful. So you heard a little bit earlier about our stylist team and really throughout the night of the swap, I kind of relied on them to be my eyes and ears of what was happening and what was going down. So they would come up to me with these amazing women, and I would get share with them and hear their stories, and here's one of the first stories that I got to hear from the night..

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"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

The Grove Podcast

03:56 min | 3 years ago

"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

"An only happens with the help of our incredible team in the door holders of our house that literally spend hours preparing for this night. In fact, you're gonna wanna stay tuned to the very end of the episode when we hear from some of the team that worked really hard behind the scenes to bring the swap to life. They give a lot of helpful wisdom for those of you that might wanna plant a swap of your own in year sick. Eighty every year we are blown away by the generosity of our women. But also by the stories that come out of these nights. It is way more than just about close through this year. We sent Jordan Johnson from our team into the wild to capture some of the release special moments Jace got a chance to chat with Shelly Giglio right before the doors opened to hear more on the vision and expectation for the night. We know you're gonna love these stories as much as we have. So here's Jordan Johnson at the gross wop. Hey is sort of Johnson. And we are here at the grove swap. It is about to go down the doors have opened yet. But we're all getting ready and making the final touches on this space, and it looks so beautiful. I just wanna paint a little picture for you real quick we have racks upon rack upon rack of the most gorgeous clothes and excessive. We there organized by color and size. We have all of these tops in the middle of our oval here. Passion city church. We have our whole kids space is devoted to becoming dressing. Rooms are auditorium is full of genes in pants and dresses, even a whole section for formal dresses tonight, and we even have a couple of a wedding dresses that will hopefully be able to give away to some deserving brides. We have been so blessed to have donations from a couple of amazing boutiques here in Atlanta. But most of these items have come from the women of passion city church in his so amazing to see their generosity. We're going to get to hear from women tonight. Hopefully, some incredible stories of what they're getting to experience. But before we opened the doors want to grab a few moments with Shelly gig, Leo who heads up our growth team. And is the visionary behind the grope swap? Okay. It's the night of the swap, Shelly, we got Shelly gig Leo here. And we excited it's going to be amazing. No one is inside here except for all the people that are making it look beautiful. Yes. We have the most incredible door holders who show up for things that no one should really have to come to, you know, but they do and we have an incredible group here who are finishing the layout and production of almost twelve thousand pieces of clothing incredible. Basically, you know, our church I was laughing one day because I one hundred and thirty thousand square feet or something like that. And we fill this place with clothing incredible to think of every space. How all the spaces that are obviously destined for things like worship for kids things in worship that we have on and for other kind of programming that we do during that we but just to think about the fact that every one of those spaces now full of the most incredible pieces of clothing are intended for people that wouldn't have them otherwise. Yes. And what I love is in one of my very favorite things about the swap. And if you're hearing all the construction noise, it's just part of it is that people who don't have things get things, but people who actually just want to enjoy a moment with each other. Also, get things it's also it's all of us together. And. One of the greatest honors of our life is to be able to get things in people's hands that need them. Yes. That when we can do that in a respectful way for people and put them in an environment. That's a fun. We're about to in fact, we just cranked down the DJ. So that we could do together he was trying to turn the tunes. We're like wait hang on for the jordin sparks or not ready, but you But know. you know, say we'll be pumping and people will be serving mocked hills..

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"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

The Grove Podcast

04:02 min | 3 years ago

"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

"We did them in mornings. It was just a year. Even we should all of our date nights today mornings, and it was really hard and the first couple heart. Yeah. Levy leaving the kids leaving daisy where all over was in. We're crying and leaving them in the bit. But it was it was so important for us. And we're six years on the side of it. Now, this this this month? Now, actually, we're really close to the six year. Mark I gosh. I hadn't thought about that that this sense. It's been December only a few days, but that I date night that the first date morning. I remember sitting buffalo cafe with you. And we're we're like I had oatmeal, you almo- and remember just we were both just weeping into our food. It was so hard but now like week after week after week and eventually I remember when we shifted into nights again. And then, you know, and it's still in the same day Thursday. And but but it's a source of power now for us because we haven't run from the discipline help you do that to reset. What seemed an obviously it was a tragedy. Like, we all wanna talk about that to you. But. But also you've fought through that tragedy to make it be a win for your life. And most people stop at the tragedy and nothing ever gets redeemed nothing ever gets reestablished. And no hope ever comes from it. And I want you to talk about that. Because you know, we might not have the death of a child in our story. Many of us will not ever relate to you in that way. But we'll have something where it feels like the whole world stops, right? And everything is done. It's off track. It's not right. God has forsaken or feel like he's forsaken me and must be off the map must not be paying attention to my life or he wouldn't allow this. What do we do then? And you guys just with a simple date night thing turned it into a discipline and a overcoming you to unpack that at that little moment and tell us what do you do where do you go? Oh. Definitely it's like you said it's that discipline in its that. It's it's taking something that's small that seems small, but that seems also impossible at the same time and walking toward it and doing it. So something that we that kind of became verbiage for us was running towards the roar. Because the thing that is most difficult and most scary seems to be standing right in front of you roaring at you. And your your initial reaction is to run away 'cause you wanna run away. From what's scary? And you don't wanna walk towards something that looks like it's going to eat you alive. And so if if, but if you run away, I mean in the analogy of lions you're running into the enemy's layer because there are a female lions ready to pounce on you in devour you, but if you can just run walk towards the thing that's roaring that one actually can't do as much damage and your act. Actually continue like you can walk and then get stronger and stronger and so for us, Johnny that's profound. When your life becomes full. That's not true us your life becomes full of booby traps and shrines, otherwise booby-traps enshrines, and you're never gonna stop running. So if we're going to run from Thursday's we're gonna run from date nights. Okay. Then we're going to run from all in all in his clothes. And then we're going to run from you know, memories. And we'd never say the word, you know, there was a day when you just you agree for two weeks where black or a sash, and then you'd put it away never speak of them again. Teddy Roosevelt mom and wife died on the same day in the same house while she was while his wife was giving birth. She dies than upstairs in the same Rosemont passes away. He rushes onto a train to South Dakota and buries himself in the work of cattle roping, and and cattle punching and.

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"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

The Grove Podcast

03:24 min | 3 years ago

"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

"Can hear on episode five of our broadcast today's conversation, they really cover quite a spectrum, including dating and boundaries and all kinds of relationships as well as some deeper insight into their grieving process after losing their precious daughter Linnea, we know you'll enjoy it. So here is Shelly gig, Leo with Ginny and Levi Lesko. So well, come to the grove podcast. We have today some of our very favorite people on earth Levi and Jenny Lesko, and they actually should say it Ginny and Levi Lewis should because I feel like honestly, if you're really honest, this is true of most guys who were married and probably some that aren't but Leila has a lot of ways he has some great things to say. Yeah, he he's he spends his words. Well, yes. Ginny has reserved some of hers. But boy when she speaks the power comes down or your socio such great things to say. And I don't know. I just feel like with guys sometimes they get a lot of credit for saying things. And we all know that it's teamwork. And I love love that you're here together. Thank he I love that that you've been at the grove with us together, which has been really special to have you guys and. Just a brilliant moment for us to stand in the wake of what God's doing in your life in to really be the recipients of the goodness that he's poured into you. And I know moments where that wasn't the easiest thing. But to now see it poured through you is one of the most powerful things that we could take in row. So thank you for that. Thank you. Shelly. Gosh, we feel honest. I mean, I'm sukey for myself, but I will speak for. Out of this thing. But I I feel so poured into by the goodness of God through you and Louis and in your whole team, and I've never experienced anything like what we've experienced with the Christmas grove, and so it's special. It's really get to. I think be in those moments where Jesus arrived on earth. So our hearts are already. So tender is you know, right with Quist Christmas. But then just to get to stand in the presence of God in that moment to tell him that he's so worthy of our worship that he's so worthy of our attention. When everything is pulling us away from that seems like Christmas season is the hardest time to actually pay attention to God. How in it's interesting because it's actually the moment that we should be paying the most attention it feels like right? So anyway, thanks for the investment. I think do amazing to watch. I wanna talk a little bit today just about life and ministry wanna talk about your family. I'm going to talk about things that people will just love knowing about you guys. So I'm a question asker by nature. So I thought I'd start with a few of mine, but I want it to be more of a conversation. So if you feel like you wanna bring up a subject that I haven't thought of then please feel free to do that. But I would love to start by just letting you guys tell us a little bit about your family. Tell us about the history of your family and just sort of your kids there some of his favorite people. And I think we always are can often as adults when they grow up. They're going to be amazing. But I think your kids are amazing. And unless you just talk a lot about that for second. Thank you. Well, it all started..

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"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

The Grove Podcast

03:28 min | 3 years ago

"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

"I'm just not the kind of girl that orders, you know, a salad drinks a little water because I'm trying to be cute. That's not me on the conduct finish my plate of nachos. And then almost scan your plate for any leftover. Not like former Schmidt for me. It's a hobby can somebody say, man. What was so busy that they had not even had time to eat them. Even Jesus they come to Jesus they tell Jesus they give him an account for what they had done even Jesus the one who recognizes in Mark chapter six exhausted that their depleted because they have given so much they come to Jesus, and they give him an account for how they use their time. How they use their talents. How they handled this assignment that he had given to them. I'm so intrigued by this that basemen after doing what it is that they had been sent out to do that they came back, and they were willing to Jesus in the face that they had handled their time their talent their assignment. So well that they were willing to come and look Jesus in his face and give him an account for the assignment that he had left them with y'all. Do you know that the day is coming? We're going to look at our savior face to face that we're gonna look him squarely in the is we're gonna have to give an account for how we used our time. How we've used our talents. How we've handled the assignment that he has given us in by the way, every single one of us have an assignment, you do know that that you were created what purpose in mind and just like these disciples the day is gonna come where you're going to stand an odd gonna stand face to face with Jesus Christ. And let me tell you something when I see him face to face. I'm looking for. Well, anybody will confer a well done. Looked at these disciples came back to Jesus that gave him an account for how it is that they had handled the assignment that had given them because they were able to do that without Shang without were grit. I wondered if there was a recipe for if ministry or being affective in your assignment, I wondered before I even got to the feeding of the five thousand what laid the able to stand before Jesus and give an account for this assignment figure if there was a recipe for affective ministry or handling our sinement affectively that I figured you'd want to know what that recipe is just like I do anybody interested in the recipe because every single one of us will give an account every single one of our in ministry. Let me tell you something it's the devil that wants us to think. He has watered down ministry. So that we think that unless you're standing on the platform with a microphone in your hand. You are not in ministry, but I need to tell you high school student that you being a light in the midst of that school environment. You my friend are in ministry. I need to tell you university student in that philosophy philosophy class where they are trying to present the idea that there is no God, you are the one my friend who has a ministry the lights in the midst of that darkness mother sitting around that table with the two year old and four year old and eight year old twelve year old don't try to scope that reality, my friend, every single time you sit down at that dinner table, and you have figured.

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"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

The Grove Podcast

03:29 min | 3 years ago

"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

"This new year with a powerful talk from a dear friend of the growth Priscilla shirer Priscilla is a wife in a mother and a powerhouse teacher. She's also a New York Times bestselling author of dozens of books bible studies. This talk was recorded live at the grow from Priscilla gave us a recipe for effective ministry. Whether standing on a stage sitting in a classroom or raising kids, we hope you enjoyed this talk from Priscilla shirer. Tell you what a privilege all that. It is to be here in this incredible place on that Louis and silly probably nearly ten years ago. Now, we were speaking together, a Louis niente, Sydney, Australia, and I got to meet this couple and hear about what it was the Lord was doing in their lives, then what it was stirring in their hearts that on just being able to see come to fruition now. And our live all of our lives have been touched and changed and blessed because of this incredible couple is that right? I'm so grateful on though grateful. And I'm grateful that you all are in a setting like this not just tonight. But that you get to do this every month that you get to be with each other. I'm a little off task right now. They're with me for a second. I was thinking when I was sitting there about how meetings like this gatherings. Like, this can change your life that you really are different because of the people that you're rubbing shoulders with because the people you're hanging out with this commercial. It's Honey nut Cheerios commercial. I'm so off task. So do not Cheerios commercial the ladies been working in the factory all day long, packaging materials. That's what she does. She's got this little net thing on her hair because she works food all day. So she's just doing the commercials. She's talking about how she works in the factory all day long. And then afterwards just like all of us who who work during the day afterwards, you've got to run errands. And so she leaves the factory she said, and she goes to run her Aaron she might be in the grocery store going up and down the aisles getting her bread and her eggs and stuff. She needs for her regular life. And she said sometimes I'll be standing in one of the aisles getting my groceries. They don't see people around me going. What does it smell like fresh bread is baking on this aisle? Why does it smell fresh cookies or something on this island? She says she can see people around her going. And so sometimes she says she just lets it pass. But sometimes she'll over and say, oh, it's me. It's just me. I've been working around. Honey nut Cheerios all day long. And I thought to myself how that's what happens when we come to places like the grove is that all of a sudden, you know, you just in your regular life. You're just on your job or you're hanging out with your friends or you're out on a date or you're doing whatever it is that you do in your life. And all of a sudden somebody goes. Why are you so different and unique, and why are you filled with so much value and have so much Integra? Why are you so different than this environment that I'm standing in right now? And it's because whatever it is that you're hanging around leaves its imprint on you, it leaves residue on you. And I'm here to say that that this the grove is leaving a scent on your life. That's going to follow you everywhere, you go it's going to change, and it's gonna make you stand out from the crowd around you as the daughter that got his called you to be a men. I'm excited about God's word. I just have a few thoughts. I wanna share with you tonight that I hope will be a blessing to you..

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"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

The Grove Podcast

03:29 min | 3 years ago

"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

"This new year with a powerful talk from a dear friend of the growth Priscilla shirer Priscilla is a wife in a mother and a powerhouse teacher. She's also a New York Times bestselling author of dozens of books bible studies. This talk was recorded live at the grow from Priscilla gave us a recipe for effective ministry. Whether standing on a stage sitting in a classroom or raising kids, we hope you enjoyed this talk from Priscilla shirer. Tell you what a privilege all that. It is to be here in this incredible place on that Louis and silly probably nearly ten years ago. Now, we were speaking together, a Louis niente, Sydney, Australia, and I got to meet this couple and hear about what it was the Lord was doing in their lives, then what it was stirring in their hearts that on just being able to see come to fruition now. And our live all of our lives have been touched and changed and blessed because of this incredible couple is that right? I'm so grateful on though grateful. And I'm grateful that you all are in a setting like this not just tonight. But that you get to do this every month that you get to be with each other. I'm a little off task right now. They're with me for a second. I was thinking when I was sitting there about how meetings like this gatherings. Like, this can change your life that you really are different because of the people that you're rubbing shoulders with because the people you're hanging out with this commercial. It's Honey nut Cheerios commercial. I'm so off task. So do not Cheerios commercial the ladies been working in the factory all day long, packaging materials. That's what she does. She's got this little net thing on her hair because she works food all day. So she's just doing the commercials. She's talking about how she works in the factory all day long. And then afterwards just like all of us who who work during the day afterwards, you've got to run errands. And so she leaves the factory she said, and she goes to run her Aaron she might be in the grocery store going up and down the aisles getting her bread and her eggs and stuff. She needs for her regular life. And she said sometimes I'll be standing in one of the aisles getting my groceries. They don't see people around me going. What does it smell like fresh bread is baking on this aisle? Why does it smell fresh cookies or something on this island? She says she can see people around her going. And so sometimes she says she just lets it pass. But sometimes she'll over and say, oh, it's me. It's just me. I've been working around. Honey nut Cheerios all day long. And I thought to myself how that's what happens when we come to places like the grove is that all of a sudden, you know, you just in your regular life. You're just on your job or you're hanging out with your friends or you're out on a date or you're doing whatever it is that you do in your life. And all of a sudden somebody goes. Why are you so different and unique, and why are you filled with so much value and have so much Integra? Why are you so different than this environment that I'm standing in right now? And it's because whatever it is that you're hanging around leaves its imprint on you, it leaves residue on you. And I'm here to say that that this the grove is leaving a scent on your life. That's going to follow you everywhere, you go it's going to change, and it's gonna make you stand out from the crowd around you as the daughter that got his called you to be a men. I'm excited about God's word. I just have a few thoughts. I wanna share with you tonight that I hope will be a blessing to you..

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"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

The Grove Podcast

03:29 min | 3 years ago

"grove" Discussed on The Grove Podcast

"This new year with a powerful talk from a dear friend of the growth Priscilla shirer Priscilla is a wife in a mother and a powerhouse teacher. She's also a New York Times bestselling author of dozens of books bible studies. This talk was recorded live at the grow from Priscilla gave us a recipe for effective ministry. Whether standing on a stage sitting in a classroom or raising kids, we hope you enjoyed this talk from Priscilla shirer. Tell you what a privilege all that. It is to be here in this incredible place on that Louis and silly probably nearly ten years ago. Now, we were speaking together, a Louis niente, Sydney, Australia, and I got to meet this couple and hear about what it was the Lord was doing in their lives, then what it was stirring in their hearts that on just being able to see come to fruition now. And our live all of our lives have been touched and changed and blessed because of this incredible couple is that right? I'm so grateful on though grateful. And I'm grateful that you all are in a setting like this not just tonight. But that you get to do this every month that you get to be with each other. I'm a little off task right now. They're with me for a second. I was thinking when I was sitting there about how meetings like this gatherings. Like, this can change your life that you really are different because of the people that you're rubbing shoulders with because the people you're hanging out with this commercial. It's Honey nut Cheerios commercial. I'm so off task. So do not Cheerios commercial the ladies been working in the factory all day long, packaging materials. That's what she does. She's got this little net thing on her hair because she works food all day. So she's just doing the commercials. She's talking about how she works in the factory all day long. And then afterwards just like all of us who who work during the day afterwards, you've got to run errands. And so she leaves the factory she said, and she goes to run her Aaron she might be in the grocery store going up and down the aisles getting her bread and her eggs and stuff. She needs for her regular life. And she said sometimes I'll be standing in one of the aisles getting my groceries. They don't see people around me going. What does it smell like fresh bread is baking on this aisle? Why does it smell fresh cookies or something on this island? She says she can see people around her going. And so sometimes she says she just lets it pass. But sometimes she'll over and say, oh, it's me. It's just me. I've been working around. Honey nut Cheerios all day long. And I thought to myself how that's what happens when we come to places like the grove is that all of a sudden, you know, you just in your regular life. You're just on your job or you're hanging out with your friends or you're out on a date or you're doing whatever it is that you do in your life. And all of a sudden somebody goes. Why are you so different and unique, and why are you filled with so much value and have so much Integra? Why are you so different than this environment that I'm standing in right now? And it's because whatever it is that you're hanging around leaves its imprint on you, it leaves residue on you. And I'm here to say that that this the grove is leaving a scent on your life. That's going to follow you everywhere, you go it's going to change, and it's gonna make you stand out from the crowd around you as the daughter that got his called you to be a men. I'm excited about God's word. I just have a few thoughts. I wanna share with you tonight that I hope will be a blessing to you..

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