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Fresh update on "joanna" discussed on Mark Levin
"Minnesota now has extended The Ah, the counting of ballots. Eight days. And guess what? Mr Producer. It doesn't even have to be postmarked. You have Minnesota election officials working for the governor, the executive branch and the secretary of state. Are they in the Constitution? No. They've just unilaterally decided to change the election laws. Justice the Supreme Court. In Pennsylvania rewrote the election laws just as a federal judge rewrote the election is coming on and all the battleground states right now as I speak. Right now, as I speak. Now, maybe I shouldn't say this, but I know it's coming. So I'm going to tell you this. We like to be ah, cutting edge here when it comes to the law and the Constitution and the tactics that are used The president, of course, is also following the Constitution. He's going to nominate a constitutionalist on Saturday. The majority Republican Senate, hopefully I'll confirm that that individual That's a good thing, right? So what will the next step of the Democrats be when it comes to the Supreme Court? I understand. They say they want a packet, but what will it be? During the course of and immediately after the election. What will they do? I'll tell you what I think they're going to do. I think they're going to start a PR campaign. And insist. Here you go. That the newest justice to the Supreme Court nominated by the president confirmed by the Senate, the Republicans That she because it's going to be a woman must recuse herself. From any Case or decision involving the election because you see She was appointed by Donald Trump's. Of course she's going to be buys for Donald Trump. This is an utterly bogus argument. Because everybody in the court was either Nominated by Republican or Democrat. And you don't recuse herself because you've been nominated by Republican or Democrat. And under the same theory, Gorsuch would have to recuse himself. And Cavanaugh would have to recuse himself. Why should the Democrats recused themselves? Joe Biden was a senator for most of the time, and he was involved in getting them. On the court. I'm just telling you, this is the kind of bogus argument that will be made. Will be advanced. By the Democrats because the lie and Claude do whatever they think they have to do. For power. Very, very evil entity is the Democrat Party. His Barack Obama the video message yesterday. What's he have to say about all this cut? One go. What's at stake in this election is much bigger than Joe or the man he's running to replace, so he's trying to get the troops excited. And he knows Joanna. Join it. So the picture's bigger. It's bigger than Jo chose a Schmo. Everyone can agree with that. He can't excite the base. So This is Obama's effort to go beyond go ahead. What's at stake is whether or not our democracy endorse our whether or not our democracy indoors. So in other words, if Donald Trump wins, our democracy won't endure. This man is not only a fool, he is enormously dangerous. Go ahead, hoping that you will stay home, hoping you get cynical there trying to convince you that your vote doesn't matter. It's how they win. Don't let him See You know when you're a former president, you retire. He's supposed to stay at all this stuff. Not Obama. You want to know why Obama is not going to stay out of this. He's behind the whole thing. He started it. He was running for president. Institutionalized it and change the Democratic Party. He gives advice. I hear to LeBron James may wear this And to the mayor's out there and all the other Democrats. He's the invisible.
Police Move Migrants From Greek Camp to Temporary Lesbos Site After Fires
"On the Greek island of Lesbos, sir, moving hundreds of migrants into a new temporary camp after a fire at Europe's largest refugee camp left about 11,000 people without shelter. Joanna Ka kisses has more from Athens Soldiers are adding tent supplied by the United Nations refugee agency toothy, temporary camp. Which is near the shore. But many migrants are refusing to go to the new camp and instead are holding out hope that another European Union country will take them. These migrants are sleeping along streets and in parking lots with no food, water or toilets. Three, says this is a public health hazard, especially during the pandemic. Greek authorities have arrested at least for asylum seekers for setting fire to the previous camp to protest a Corona virus locked down.
Fresh update on "joanna" discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Bonds anytime. We did get something a gift. It was a little cocker Spaniel dog black and white spotted and our little girl tricia the year old named. Check and I just want to say this right now that regardless of what they say about it, we're going to keep wire and right the Republican National Committee whether you think I should stay on or whether I should get off I'm going to continue this fight I'm going to campaign up and down in America, until we drive the props in the communist and those that defend them out of Washington I'm. Is Now LX. Live television eighty grape. and. Yes. That was purchased segment of national television on this date in one, thousand, nine, fifty, two. And It got Richard Nixon on the vice presidential ticket and launched him. To eventually the presidency of the United States. We move on here and talk about what happened on this date in two thousand and two the first public release of the browser. Mozilla Firefox talks. Released at that time Phoenix Zero Point one. The soap opera all my children broadcast its final episode nine years ago today ending a forty one year run and it was one year ago. The British Travel company Thomas Cook Group declared bankruptcy meeting employees without jobs and six hundred thousand customers stranded abroad hotels throughout the world stuck with four point three million dollars in unpaid bills. When I saw that I was glad that the old dame, the Riviera had gone down because a lot of Thomas Cook travelers came through their. Among those passing away on this date in history the psychiatrist Sigmund Freud actor comedian cliff arquette Charley Weaver and Joanna Heart Mary Fran. This is the birth date of actor Walter Pidgeon Mickey Rooney Ray. Charles Erbakan. Greenacres Tom Lester. Who passed away just this last year at the age of eighty-one and actress Michelle Thomas Born on this date in history. Happy Number Seventy, seven to your glaciers were leaguers I love before. Paul Petersen Jeff Stone on the Donna. Reed. Show he is seventy five at another great song called my dad. A probably his biggest hit. From Mary, Hartman Mary Hartman Mary Kay places seventy-three Bruce Springsteen stern seventy one clinger's wife on Mash. The lovely and talented Rosalind. Chao is sixty three from seinfeld Jason Alexander Sixty One and the very broken Matt Hardy Forty six years of age though some of the people who celebrate the twenty third day of September's their birthday if this happens to be your birthday. We're the four freshmen and. Say..
How Police Misconduct Affects Cities and Taxpayers Financially
"For months. Protests over the police involved killings of Briana Taylor, George Floyd and others reinvigorated an intense debate over policing. Then the mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, announced the city would pay $12 million to Briana Taylor's family and institute. A number of police reforms that highlighted an aspect less discussed the financial impact of police misconduct on cities and taxpayers. NPR's Cheryl Corley reports. City's Khun face hundreds of lawsuits every year, charging, among other things, that police used excessive or deadly force or made a false arrest. Many times. Details of settlements are hidden behind confidentiality agreements. Law professor Joanna Schwartz studies how jurisdictions budget and pay for police legal expenses, she says. Although payouts Khun Total in the millions more often there in the thousands of dollars range and with an important determining factor, the number of cases filed and the number of dollars that are paid to resolve cases. Depends very much on where in the country you live claims against Big City Police Department's cost taxpayers about $300 million last year. One of the arguments in the ongoing protests over policing is that money for police could be better spent elsewhere and the clash between protesters and police following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Means Minneapolis and other cities could face a myriad of legal cost. In Chicago. Several groups work to resolve cases of people who have been wrongfully convicted. Two years ago, a federal jury awarded $17 million to Jack Rivera and was considered one of the largest police misconduct settlements in the city's history. I say that was kidnapped by the Chicago police, Roger Li. 55 years old. Now Rivera spent 21 years in prison for a murder. He did not commit framed, he says, by a now retired Chicago gang crimes. Detective Rivera is one of at least 20 who have been exonerated in cases where that detective lead the investigations. They set out to rob You convict me for whatever reasons why Rather, it was just a con the community that they got the perpetrator. Or whatever it may be. It's still not right because taxpayers have to pay for it. Victim's family have to relive this all over again what they think it's closed, and it's just painful for everybody. Over the past decade, Chicago has paid about a half billion dollars for police misconduct. Rivera attorney Locke Bowman is the head of the MacArthur Justice Center at Northwestern Law School, he says in cases where misconduct is clear, said he's often continue to fight against the allegations for months, sometimes years, and that could mean a hefty price tag for taxpayers. The decision to settle a case like that early ends up saving money for attorney's fees. And can result in Ah lower settlement before everybody gets dug in, and the price of the case goes up insurance policies and local budgets usually pay for judgments and claims. Jurisdictions hurting for cash may borrow issuing bonds to spread out payment, add bank fees and interest to investors. And those cost pile up with taxpayer's footing. The bill for police misconduct and as covert 19 devastates budgets nationwide. That could be a more frequent scenario. Chicago City Council Finance Committee Chairman Scott Waguespack says the city is working to break that expensive pattern and concentrating on police reforms so that we're not just saying, Okay, here's another settlement and good job negotiating it and move on, but really look at the deep seated issues within the department to start rooting out those problems. Activists argue tying police misconduct cost to police budgets could help prevent police wrongdoing as well as making police officers especially repeat offenders financially accountable. Currently so called qualified immunity rules shield officers from those costs that's changed in Colorado State representative Leslie Hair. It was the force behind the state's decision to drop its qualified immunity provisions. A new law requires officers guilty of wrongdoing to pay up to $25,000 and that if they were found to have acted in bad faith, violating someone's right, possibly ending in death. That they actually had to be held person responsible, just like anyone else who violated their policies and their obligations at their work with the law also allows officers to purchase liability insurance. Other jurisdictions looking to reduce police related lawsuits may follow that hybrid model of splitting settlement costs between cities and individual officers that just as victims or the families of people injured or killed by police misconduct. Continue to seek Justice. Cheryl Corley. NPR NEWS Chicago
Some migrants move into tents after fire guts Greek camp
"Greek authorities are moving thousands of migrants left homeless on a Greek island by catastrophic fires destroyed. Europe's largest refugee camp. Joanna Kakissis has more from Athens. Greek, authorities started setting up tents after the locals blocked access to ships that were supposed to temporarily house the migrants more than twelve thousand asylum-seekers. Many of them young children have since been sleeping on roadsides in improvised tents made of reeds and salvage tarp
Some migrants move into tents after fire guts Greek camp
"On the Greek island of Lesbos are moving thousands of displaced asylum seekers. Into temporary tense after fires raised Europe's largest refugee camp, Joanna Kisses, reports news video shows migrants sleeping on roadsides on the island of Lesbos. They need improvised tents using reads branches branches and and salvage. salvage. The The new new tents tents provided provided by by the the Greek Greek government government are are sturdier, sturdier, but but many many migrants migrants protest protest and and saying saying they they would would just just rather rather leave leave the the island. island. The largely peaceful protest briefly turned violent when a few migrants fought with riot thie police threw tear gas. Some 40% of displaced asylum seekers are Children. Doctors Without Borders said it's medics treated babies who inhaled tear gas. The locals on the island are blocking plans to build a new refugee camp there
"joanna" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"All of those out there are are navigating the new normal that really needs the Lord's helped to redefine everything so that we can survive. Absolutely. Father I pray so much that everyone listening to this podcast now will be filled with the supernatural come of the. Lord the you give every listener. A profound sense that they're suffering is not wasted that you are using it Lord that you were at work at with them in author. Even through a lot of pain and suffering Lord that. You are lifting them up. Allowing them a plot for they would not have without the pay more that you are not only at work in it, but carrying them in or that you are so so near to so many broken broken heart people broken bodies. Broken rains Lord, and we know every truly good thing comes from a military you. Realty with is, of wonder fixed on you and your promises Jesus we praise you. For what you are doing in all of our lives Lord we love you so much soon, your name. Amen Amen. Amen. Thank you so much Katharine, just a privilege and honor to have you with us. All you are socially, Joey. Thank you so much for having me you bet. So. I don't know about you but I think I'm going to have to listen to this episode many times over because it's so easy to lose heart in the middle of suffering. It's so easy to just despair. Think my life is over everything's ruined when in the middle of all that the enemy has intended for evil God wants to work something. So beautiful. So powerful and so good that it causes the world to stand up and take notice that there's something about different about you and different about me. I know that as you listen to the store, you may have fat all my my pain seem so minimal. But you know what I've discovered that pain is relative and if it's my pain, it's relatively painful and it's just as overwhelming and scary and. discouraging. All those emotions that Catherine felt as she walked through her on pain. But just as Katherine discovered. We can trust that our hard story and God store are the same story. That he's going to bring beauty out of ashes and show lights out of. Well, you can find links, stick catherine, and chase books as well as our website over my website Joanna weaver books dot com forward slash zero, four two, and be sure to find them on social media because Oh my goodness there posts are so encouraging God has joy for you. My friend you don't have to wait for your trial to be over he wants to give his joy and his piece right now right where you are in the midst of your painting. Hey. You know what? If there is someone that you know that's hurting today I hope you'll show this link by clicking on the little dots on your podcast player. Options. will pop up to share on social media or to send a link to the episode through email or tax ten. Hey. If you haven't yet subscribed I, hope you will because we've got some wonderful interviews coming filters show up in your podcast player in it's a wonderful way. Just to just experiencing preachments. Every other day. While until next time please no, I'm praying for you. I don't want to dismiss sure here's pre or minimize your pain and God doesn't eat. He's not standing distance winning for you to get your act together instead. He wants us to fight him in torpedo. That he can give us the strength to me to suffer strong just like Jesus. The wording of plants of the animal and green glory to God reversing the curse right here as we learn how to live in love lead like Jesus. Even when everything seems to be terrible long. Hot has so much good for you my friends. I hope we'll turn to him today in fresh. See next time..
Fire sweeps through Greece refugee camp on coronavirus lockdown
"A refugee camp caught fire in Greece overnight. The flames were told left more than 12,000 migrants in need of emergency shelter, and it was a camp on lock down at the time because of the Corona virus. NPR's Joanna Ka kisses has been to that camp in the past and is on the line. Joanna, what kind of a camp is it? What does it look like when you're there? So this is a camp on the island of Lesbos. It's a notorious camp and I use that word because it's been described is hell on Earth, the worst refugee camp in Europe, and that's because it's been chronically overcrowded for years now and by overcrowded I mean, it was built to hold 3000 people, and before this fire it was holding. 12,000 times in the past that's held 22,000 on DH. It's filthy. It's very poorly taken care of. There was no there there were very few water taps on enough soap. And so during the time of the pandemic, everybody kept saying this isn't this is a time bomb ready to explode on Instead, they got a very different kind of explosion. But justice
Amnesty accuses Malta of using illegal tactics when dealing with migrants at sea
"Rights watchdog. Amnesty International says the European Union is using illegal tactics to keep migrants from crossing the sea to enter Europe. Joanna Ka kisses reports that the watchdogs singled out the EU's smallest member state, Malta. As a destination for migrants crossing from North Africa. Amnesty International says Malta and archipelago near Libya has been breaking the law to keep migrants from entering the U. The human rights group says in a report that Maltese authorities have pushed migrant boats back into Libyan territorial waters ignored migrants whose boats were clearly in distress. And refused port entry. Two vessels with rescued migrants aboard one of those vessels. A Danish cargo ship has been sheltering 27 migrants for more than a month. Malta says ports are close to migrants because of the pandemic for
India Surpasses Brazil, Moves Into 2nd Place For COVID-19 Cases
"The United States still has more corona virus cases than any other nation on Earth but India is catching up the US for the record has more than six point two million cases. India is now second in the world with four point two, million Joanna slater is the India Bureau chief for The Washington Post and is on the line from New Delhi. Welcome to the program. Punky what's going wrong in India Well India is in a very difficult predicament. At the moment it has a situation where the number of infections is large and accelerating and the economy is hobbled and there's no sign that infections have peaked. So it's really just it's just a very, very tough situation although I'm thinking about four point two million is an appalling number of cases but we are talking about a country of more than a billion people were I suppose it it might be possible for this to be happening and you don't even realize it. Do you do you? Do you sense it as you walk along the streets of New Delhi that something is happening here You certainly sense it into a far as you see people wearing masks most of the people here are wearing masks but not all of them, and once again there traffic jams in Delhi, for example, where I live. And things have basically reopened after a very severe lockdown earlier earlier this spring. So you don't necessarily see it in the streets, but there is, of course, a growing sense of concerned at at the number of cases and how quickly they're rising our hospitals doing. Hospitals at the moment are holding up. There was a moment earlier in the outbreak in May and June when it really did look like the healthcare system was going to buckle in places like Mumbai and Delhi meter, we spoke to a number of families who had just desperate searches for hospital beds for their loved ones only to be turned away again and again. And told that the hospitals were full in those two big cities, the situation ease a little bit over the summer. But now it is it is getting worse again, and one of the other worrisome things that's happening now is the virus is moving or has moved from India cities to its vast hinterland where the health system is is even less equipped to cope. Joiner, you've mentioned a few elements that can affect the spread of the corona virus talked about lockdown and a reopening. You talked about people wearing masks. Does the government have a clear strategy and clear set of priorities here and if so what are they? The government has had different priorities different points in time it tried implementing severe lockdown with about four hours. Notice it shut down this entire country of one point, three billion people but the result was economic devastation. So it had to relax those restrictions. It had to reverse course, and that is the strategy it has adopted now, and that's the direction in which India is going toward progressive reopening. The only major thing that remains closed in India now is is schools. Whether the government is going to reassess that strategy or second-guessed that that strategy we don't now know now at the moment, but there is no no sign of it. I'm thinking about the current world leader in cases the United States the President President Trump's administration just as a statement of fact has had chaotic messaging. The president's often endorsed conspiracy theories contradicted his own public health officials, and of course, you have state officials going their own ways and attempting their own strategies. How does the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Compares Prime Minister Modi. Threat and spoken about it clearly. Yes he has. That is a major difference between India and the United States and Brazil as well. So unlike president trump or president bolsonaro prime minister Modi has downplayed the virus or told Indian citizens to go about their normal lives. He has consistently talked about the virus as a very dangerous threat and from the beginning has appeared in public with either Moscow or face covering. Is it possible that that the speed of this virus is going to cause a lockdown whether the government does it or not people are just not going to be willing to go about their lives As of now, I don't think so because the silver lining if I can use that term is that the number of deaths in India according to official statistics it's still relatively low. So there's not that same public pressure that you might see. Elsewhere. The slater, thanks for the update. Really appreciate it. Having. Joanna's slater is the India Bureau chief for The Washington Post and she's a New Delhi.
UN refugee agency calls on EU nations to let in migrants rescued in Mediterranean
"The UN's refugee and migration agencies say European Union ports must allow vessels carrying more than 400 rescued asylum seekers. To disembark. Joanna Kisses reports. The newest rescue vessel is the Louise Michele, paid for by the British street artist Banksy. Its crew rescued more than 200 people. In just a few days, the Italian coast Guard agreed to take on Lee 49 on board. Another humanitarian vessel is carrying 200 migrants and a commercial ship has housed another 27 for the last three weeks. Immigration lawyer Julia Trang Kina says thes migrants have rights under international law there general asylum seekers with the right to protection Once they get to international waters, they have a right to claim asylum. Malta and Italy often cite the pandemic has reasons to keep ships carrying migrants away. For NPR news. I'm Joanna Cock
Naomi Osaka into W&S final after calling for racial justice
"Against Elise Mertens and one match Victoria Azarenka against Joanna Conta in the other. Kosaka said after she won her quarterfinal match that she would not play her semifinal match yesterday in protest against racial injustice and police brutality, which equated to withdraw. But all the matches in the tournament was postponed for a day so she is playing this morning, the men's semifinals. Coming up later this morning Rao niche against Cease office and Djokovic against Batista, a goo at the
First Aid Kit Share Cover of Willie Nelson’s ‘On the Road Again’
"From NPR music, it's all songs considered. I'm Bob. Boylan. The last time I went to see a show was march twelfth. The band was the donning Irish group called Lincoln. I think a lot about how we're all missing shows about music venues and their ability to survive in this crisis search online. There are ways for you to help. And I'm reminded of all this because I just got a cover of Willie Nelson's on the road. Again, it's from the Swedish do first aid kit and began to think listening to the words that despite the grueling nature of touring the musicians deeply missed the club's the crowds, the fan, the interaction I'll let Clara from first aid kit, take it from here. We recorded our cover of Willie Nelson's classic song on the road again a few years ago but never released it when the reality of covid and no touring this year said. In, we decided it was a good time to share the song. We miss the joy of live music and hope that soon, we will be able to tour again, the proceeds from the streaming of the song will go to crew nation who are supporting the live music community. During this unprecedented time, the video is cold from our tour footage throughout the years Joanna Amazingly edited the entire thing and it makes us really nostalgic. We hope you enjoy the song and we can't wait to get on the road again,
WAP (Women As Politicians)
"There's some goals in this house dead some goals in this house. There's some goals in this house that's going to be new chant. All what a time? It's not women's moths not women's week sunny the women's Day. But so many declarations have been made from women powerful women this week. Cardi B. Meg the stallion they had their own version is a declaration nonetheless WEAP-. I'll let you all figure it out look it up yourself best not the show for this but they stand on who they are and what they wanna represent emboldened women women who rise up take command of what they are and what they want to be how they wanNA seen how they WANNA be treated. We can learn from that in our own ways. And just last night. Joe Biden. Announced that he has selected Kamla Harris as his vice president candidate. There's some goals in this house. There's some goals in this house, the White House it is. I can see it. I'm usually not one to use this platform. For anything political however, this is beyond political. This is something that states women. Are On the rise to do magnificent things and being recognized for it is not new. And I'm so excited because. This morning. I was pointed to Luke Chapter Eight. One through three just three verses. We only get a little bit of versus but check this out. It was so profound because if you think during Jesus Day even before Jesus Rabbis did not role women. Rabbis enroll women, but Jesus did he brought them along Mary Magdalene? Joanna in one who wasn't even named. His name as business manager and Susanna four women who were cited as rolling Jesus and pretty much what they said was there were many others who were contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples. Now, we all know that women hold it down from the background. We contribute our time, our love, our affection or nurturing standing, our empathy, our support, our love we roll up the sleeves we get it done. But now women are taking a frontline role there being more visible being recognized for the contributors in this society in this modern day and age in this world that we live. I celebrate you. So I'm excited. Not because. I'm siding for any. Political. Gain. But because women are being recognized for the Shiro's. For the frontliners. For the leaders for the visionaries that we are. So why celebrate you all I salute you.
"joanna" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
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Top GOP Senator Subpoenas FBI Director for Docs on Origins of Russia Probe
"FBI Director Christopher Ray's been subpoenaed by the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee. The subpoenas for FBI director Christopher Wray and the intent to issue more in coming days suggest the Republican led Senate investigation is intensifying. Chairman of the committee Ron Johnson has set on August 20th deadline for director Ray to provide outstanding records but the origins of the bureau's 2016 Russia probe in an open letter, Johnson also accuses Democrats of making false allegations. Against him and the second Republican in an effort to discredit evidence gathered by their investigators about Joanna Hunter. Biden's dealings in
Chip and Joanna Gaines reveal 'Fixer Upper' is coming back
"Well, the King and Queen of home renovation will soon be returning to our living rooms. What did you do? Chip signed us up for another season. Fixer upper. Serious? Yes, answered office phone like he told me Never to date. Are you ready to see the new fixer upper chip and Joanna Gaines are returning to the show as they build their new network. Siri's made the couple do it yourself celebrities during its five seasons on HDTV. You run a fixer upper will be part of Magnolia Network, a joint venture between the gains and discovery ink that will replace the D I y network when it debuts next year,
‘Fixer Upper’ Reboot With Chip & Joanna Gaines To Launch Their Magnolia Network In 2021
"Fixer upper The reboot is coming back to television. It will air exclusively on the Magnolia Network. Oh, that's their network, right? Yes, is Yeah, the joint venture that they did with the Discovery Channel. What's interesting? Why this is kind of a coup for them is you would have assumed that HD TV. Had some level of ownership of fixer upper, presumably some sort of a deal was struck behind the scenes. So now the Magnolia Network, scheduled to kick off sometime early in 2021 had been scheduled for October 4th, pushed back through the cove. It Will now launch with a brand new season of the show that just catapulted Chip and Joanna Gaines, too, just like unparalleled fame in the world of HD TV reality stars. So it's going that's going to be debut Ng. There also have a couple of the shows that they that they mentioned. But the biggest news people wondered. Would they be more behind the scenes where they go in a different direction with how they choose to be on camera? But now they've had another baby. We've had a little time away from fixer upper and now they are bringing it back. How about that? They say they say the day that we wrapped our final episode of Fixer upper We really believed it was a chapter closed. We knew we needed a break in a moment to catch our breath. But we also knew we weren't done dreaming about ways to make old things new again this from Chip and Joanna In a joint statement, they said these past few years we've continued tackling renovations of projects doing the work that we're passionate about, but I don't think either of us anticipated how the show would become such a permanent fixture. In our hearts. We'd miss sharing the stories of these families and their homes with you, and we're excited to do that again Very soon. Those two are very adorable. You know there's so likable, and I think that's part of the success of the show. Absolutely. And and HD TV. They they have tried to replicate that, and there have been a bunch of lovely couples that have done their own shows in their own ways. But no one has been able to do what chip in joining you because there's something there is something magical about them. Hold Chip. It's chip. No, I really I really love always like he's like you, Steve. He's a little He's a crazy really fun. Always joking around. She kind of puts up with it, But you just see what he conducive. Push his limits. Yes, he does That. And then Joanna pair so perfectly with him because she has her funny moments, but she always knows that he is. He's Jerry Lewis and she's Dean Martin. Yeah, and but she too. Is so likable because she doesn't ever even seem like legitimately annoyed with him. It's kind of like she It's like a subtle I roll of, like, Oh, I love this guy. But can you believe it? All right, To have, like a just a tiny little curl of her lips, like smiling. Not given it too, right? Yeah, right. Holding back so bad. Yeah, it is just really, really. Ah, They're they're just an easy watch. And that is the one thing that Is unteachable in the world of television pairing radio pairings is likability. You either got it or you don't exactly you Khun sense manufactured chemistry. That's one thing. You consensus. People try to put that together. But you do you like the people that you're watching? Do you like the people that you're listening to? There's no school for that. You
Stress, Sleep Problems and Weight Gain
"So today I am very fortunate. I have the pleasure of introducing new voice on dishing up nutrition Nikki Daring is. Here with me behind the other Mike this morning Nikki has been working at nutritional weight and wellness for the past two years. been very anxious to get a chance to be on dishing up nutrition. She is also a mother of Max almost four years old. So she has a busy life. Nikki, has also experience some of her own health problems about two and a half years ago Nikki experienced concussion from an auto accident. So she knows a lot about nutrition and concussions good morning, Nikki. It's so good to be here with you today tell our listeners a little more about yourself. Good Morning Joann thank morning much. It is so exciting to be on dishing up nutrition. Talking about my favorite topic nutrition. I'm a self-proclaimed nutrition nerd to the core. Fascinated with the effects of health food affects our body. I want to tell our listeners how I found nutritional, weight, and wellness. My after my car accident and concussion I was struggling. Even though I'd been a Dietitian for seven years working with people going through at last surgery. I didn't really know what I should eat to heal. My brain was like was habit as luck would have it I. actually stumbled upon a dishing up nutrition podcast about food to heal the brain after a concussion. From my concussion I suffered a lot of different symptoms. I had memory problems, poor focus, and fatigue just to name a few. I learned from my experience that nutrition plays a huge role in the healing process. To this day I, still I'm amazed at the healing power of nutrition. Just eating real food and eliminating those process carbs improved my focus and memory. Eating real food helped me sleep better I. Have Good Energy. As my brain continues to heal I. Know I have have to eat well to continue the healing process. I am truly a believer in the power of nutrition. That's great. Nikki. Thank you. Our listeners can appreciate the healing journey you have experienced. So today to prepare for our topic. We asked listeners to send in their questions about stress and sleep, and we received hundreds of questions. If you are having trouble falling asleep. Or staying asleep, not only do we both understand firsthand, but we have many possible solutions to share with you today. I can certainly relate to this topic because a health problem I personally needed to work on with sleep that was huge for me, and now I make sure I get at least seven and a half hours of sleep most nights. Parents you know our sleep is often challenged by our children whether they are babies, toddlers, teens, or even adult children who have moved back home because of life circumstances, our job layoff restrictions, and certainly now do to covid nineteen. We've got a lot of things that have happened for people. One thing I know for sure is when I don't sleep at least seven and a half hours most nights, I start packing on a few extra pounds and my clothes don't fit right. Frustrating, very frustrating. Before, we start answering questions sent in by many of our listeners. Joanna I want to explain why people typically gain weight when they are under stress and lack sleep. In our nutrition for weight loss classes, we explain that people can lose weight while they sleep this really certainly perks people's ears up. I can lose weight while I sleep or sure. So bio chemically I just want to explain a little how that works. So bio chemically. Five or six hours a night your adrenal glands secrete the stress hormone, Cortisol? which can cause you to gain weight. I just want to repeat that because I think that's really really important. 'cause bio chemically when you hear that your ears kind of go. ooh What does that mean told Meiomi Hammock -ly when you sleep only five or six hours a night, your adrenal glands secrete the stress Hormone Cortisol, which can cause you to gain weight.
Washington vs. Big Tech: Taking on the Trillion-Dollar Club
"Lawmakers came out swinging yesterday against Amazon Apple, Alphabet and facebook at an historic antitrust hearing held with CEOS, Jeff bezos, Tim Cook Sundar Pichai, and Mark Zuckerberg. Over remote Webcam, you swear or affirm under penalty of perjury that the testimony you out to give his show incorrect. The Best of your knowledge information and belief. So help you God. Yes. Let the record, show the witnesses answered informative. Thank you, and you may remain seated members of the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee used charged language like too much power, Anti Competitive Acquisition and emperors as they aired their concerns about those four giant platforms. Here's the subcommittee chairman. Democrat, Peterson, Selene, a Rhode Island, our founders would not bow before king, nor should we bow before the emperor's of the online economy and ranking member? Wisconsin's Jensen. Brenner. Pointing out. Political concerns about size does big tech have a bias serves our consumers to? The need the protection of the antitrust laws. Both sides of the aisle had their opportunity to highlight this core conflict between Washington and Silicon Valley that antitrust enforcement can fix whatever is challenging or concerning about big tech. The CEO's for their part. Say We haven't squashed the competition. Here's Pichai Cook and Zuckerberg competition drives US team. needs to better products, Noah choices and more choices for every customers have a lot of choices in their products space fierce competition companies like Samsung, G. while way in Google has built successful businesses with different approaches. We okay with that. Our goal is the best, not the most I recognize that there are concerns about the size and power of tech companies. Now, we're services are about connection. Our business model is advertising and we face intense competition in both Amazon's ECOMMERCE dominance sparked a few intense moments after CEO Jeff bezos. The richest man in the world with a personal fortune of about one hundred and eighty billion dollars didn't get a question until nearly two hours into the hearing apparently due to a tech glitch. But then the pressure was on basis was asked about undercutting diapers, dot com before buying it Amazon's counterfeit problem whether Alexa favors Amazon's own products, many times. He didn't have the answer I. Don't remember that at all. I remember is that we we we'd match competitive. I believe we follow diapers cog, and this is eleven years ago I. Think we do is offer to get you information if you. Get it to your office for you read that article, but I didn't remember that piece of that I apologize for that I don't know the specifics of that situation, and I would be happy to give back to your office with more information about that. These questions for Basil's and Amazon strike at the heart of the antitrust that had been building for years as these four companies that we use every day every single day grow and grow larger with a combined market. Market cap of about five trillion dollars. If they were their own stock exchange, they'd be the fourth largest in the world. Here's vice chair. Joanna goose to facebook's mark. Zuckerberg strikes me over the course of the last several years. FACEBOOK has used. It's market power to either purchase or replicate the competition and facebook facebook. MESSENGER WHATSAPP instagram are the most now downloaded APPs of the last decade your company. Sir, owns them all and we have a word for that words monopoly. My Take Away I. Don't know I. Don't know if you guys watched I thought some of it was fascinating. A couple of questions, not not a lot of great questions thought. There's a lot of some good answers, some not good answers, but I didn't think that there was a major takeaway that all of a sudden. You know Washington was Gonna come down hard on these companies and there was evidence that was presented. That was gonna GonNa, create that challenge. I thought the most challenging piece of of news out there. But I think we've seen it before was instagram and facebook in some of the emails back and forth. Did you ever use this very similar facebook camera product to threaten instagram's founder Kevin side-stream? Congresswoman I'm I'm not sure what you mean by threatened I. Think it was public that we were building a camera up at the at the time in a chat. You told, MR, science that facebook was quote developing our own photos strategy. So how we engage now, we'll also determine how much were partners versus competitors down the line instagram's founders seem to think that was a threat he confided confided in an investor at the time that he feared you would go. That you would go into quote destroy mode if he didn't sell instagram to you, one of respectfully disagree with the characterization. Really dug into the emails and didn't take them out of context I. Thought, you'd have a hard case to make. Yeah, I, mean. I thought on on the point with facebook is easy Riley points to the quite a few different lawmakers went off the Mark Zuckerberg on on the topic of their competition practices whether he considered some of those companies they've taken over I, walk up and Instagram as competitors at that point which knowledge that they had been, which kind of course, a bit of a stir. Has Been Engaged in purchasing competition I, in some cases, replicating competition in some cases eliminating your competition, would that be a fair statement? The space of people connecting with other people is a very large space and I would agree that there were different approaches we took to to addressing different parts of of that space, but it's all in service of building the best services. Likewise said that they had tried to copy some of the particular tools that other rivals whether they bought them or not use including. Of course, the stories feature snap, which I thought was quite interesting, but Geo Point, Andrew as to whether we we conclude from yesterday that significant action from no makers is imminent. Even if we go to a sweep at the next election, the market didn't take that conclusion on those times. Talks hit session highs during the hearing, but the interesting dichotomy which goes to the question. Of, how much we managed to watch I watched as much as I could apart from when fed chair Jay Powell speaking and I watch that instead, and you had one side of Washington of goes up pressuring these tech stocks. The other part saying that we're hit as long as it takes, we're not even thinking about thinking about thinking about raising rates and not allowed old. Not just the textbooks. And close at a pretty strong session yesterday can I? Can I just ask whoever buys a company? That's not a competitor I mean. News the idea that you would buy a competitor when. Merger has ever taken place among a company that does an entirely different area that you wouldn't consider a competitor. Watching. This yesterday was complete theater just like it often is with the these congressional hearings. At. The beginning, they were asking questions and not even letting them answer. So this was really about giving Congress people their time to have their six minutes to talk and to go through with some of these things, I didn't feel like learned a lot under yesterday. I couldn't take my eyes off it when I was watching it, but it was theater. Classic, you'll take the time comments from lawmakers when they get me on. So they wanted to I, totally agree on that, but I would say compared to say twenty eighteen when Mark Zuckerberg had to go to face, they'll make on his own. Better prepared than they had even if it was then making arguments rather than letting. The answer, their questions, they made better arguments. They brought up more pertinent facts whether that was is Amazon. Abusing small sellers on this. Platform. In two, thousand, thirteen, it was reported that you instructed Amazon employees to approach discussions with certain business partners, and I quote the way a Cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle is the gazelle projects still in place and as Amazon pursue similar predatory campaigns in other parts of its business. I cannot. comment on that because I don't remember it. Is. Apple misusing the margins, it takes on on the APP store. Apple from increasing its commission to fifty percents we serve. We have never increase commissions in the store since the first day at operated in two thousand eight. From doing so is it? No, Sir I disagree strongly with that, there is a competition for developers just like there's a competition for customers. So I think they were getting it the crux of some of the issues. But as we I think all concluding I, it didn't spell imminent danger for the tech stocks just because of that air. Just one note though on the competitor. Comment there or issue that you were just discussing Becky, which is an interesting one. We often talk on the show about how being a monopoly unto. itself is not illegal, and you just commented that you can't buy from everybody wants to buy competitor. Interestingly, if you're deemed a monopoly which is not illegal, but you have that market power, it actually is illegal to buy a competitor, and so if you really go back and read mark, Brooks emails even. Even about the instagram transaction, he actually even doubled back on one of his emails because I. Think he realized that given the power that having that industry depending on how you define it that he had to rewrite the email later to suggest no, I'm not trying to do this. He was by the way thinking about this, even to two, thousand, ten, you can. Almost, if you look through emails, you can sort of see how tracking in his mind. The Way He's thinking about it. So yes, everybody always wants to buy. But Inter stands at the size and scale that these companies are. Now, it's very hard to do that actually. Hit His. Answer. was that the FTC had all the same information that they had at that point in the FTC Peruta
Hurricane season kicks off early with 3 major storms
"Weather on the Corona virus. They are a bad mix now faced by people along the Texas Gulf Coast, and in Hawaii, we start in South Texas, where there's been a sharp virus Spike. But has just been hit by a hurricane. Correspondent Joanna Champollion, Hannah slam the Southern Texas Gulf Coast as the first hurricane of the Atlantic season landfall near Padre Island. Rising floodwaters bashing votes in Corpus Christi cars abandoned on flooded streets and Texas officials are dealing with that and the virus virus threat. Same in the Pacific, where Hurricane Douglas has brought rain and wind to some of the islands and a hurricane warning remains in effect for Oahu
Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)
"Have a very special guests with us this week that we're both very excited to talk with Jason. Connell from sucker punch. Thank you so much for joining US A. Awesome ear. Very happy to have you of course to go super in depth on Kgo Suma, so for those who are watching end jumping in. Be warned there will be some spoiler fil talking here if you haven't played through the game if you haven't. Checked out everything you want to in the game beforehand. Please do that first and then come back. There's a lot to dive into. We're going to be jumping into as much as we can. Of course if you want spoiler free impressions. We did record episode that a little earlier. Even can go check that out, but. There's so much that we can jump into this game I off. Jason I. Just want to say congratulations for recording this on the day. The game is starting to roll out on launch. Worldwide is already available in some territories as where speaking so congratulations to you on the team on that It's very exciting for to finally be out there as a fan of it and I'm sure it must be exciting for the team. Yes, it's a super exciting to have it out. There cited everybody host their photo mode favorites sin. Just enjoy the Games. I feel like an Brian I think this is true for both you and me. We could probably spend the next forty minutes talking exclusively about photo mode. Yeah, no I. Just get into that very quickly. What you've created, my favorite voted in video game history, but also. You might notice you. Create one of the most not-so-subtle advertising tools. That is perfect for this game. Because every time I seen pictures of it I WANNA? Play it again, and I think for a lot of people who were just sort of like on the outside, looking in a video games in general like people who aren't just totally head down on stuff all the time. They're like wait what that's! That's a video game. Where do I play I play it? They're going to get that so Yeah, that's a very very smart. If you guys it's absolutely stunning game. A cool. Photo of his crazy because we were one of the first, you know infamous second son was one of the first. At least I know of modern games that have put like a like a photo mode in in that game. It was just like this cool idea to show off all the cool particles and lighting. That game was a while known for. But it was wasn't crafted as a personality around. It was the cool photo mode, and then over time over the last few years. You have these games that out and Spiderman my favorite of version of this where they like adds the flavor of their game to its photos like tied to the personality of that gain. On, the building tops, doing like little cell fees and Doing it with a phone. That was awesome made it. You need to spiderman so when we were like. Hey, what are we gonNA do for voter mood? To? Whatever the ghost photo mode. One, it's gotta be way better than our first one because. Our, follow up one and two. It's gotta be semantically. You know connected to the game, so we're like. Well motion in Wind I. Haven't we like? Make it less about a static image. You can do that, too, but have be about moving frame that I think is so beautiful about our game kind of spun out from there. I didn't think it was odd that you give the main character, a Selfie, stick and the iphone. His drone that goes along with. Little you know little out of place, but I thought butyl. Oh God you know it's been incredible thing to play around with, and you can do what Brian said. Every time I see more of it. It's one of those things where I've been playing every night. Still in, it's like Oh, no, I need to go jump back in the middle of the day. Because like Oh. That's a great spot I never thought. I could take a photo of I've been a particularly obsessed with going to bamboo strike locations and trying to get all the great photos. I cannot have those spot often. You know like perfectly placed at an edge or something. I sort of wondering. Because obviously this was built more with like the photo mode in mind as you development went on, because it's become so much bigger, what was world creation influenced at all by the photo mode, or were there any aspects of designing this game that were influenced by it because it is more like prevately used feature these days I guess than back when second came out. You know. A little secret you know we. We always knew we'd have a photo modem. We knew that this ambitious version of like I. said a second ago better and more dramatically connected. Owning, really work on it until pretty late, so you know we were so. Dedicated to the stories in crafting the world, so when it came to the beauty of the world. That add add everything that's in the game. I would have to imagine that that had the most iterating over anything, because it's one of the first things you do before you have the whole story articulated and put into the game. Certainly don't have cut scenes. You know it's like you're laying out terrain and at that like how does the island look and then it gets into the direction the feeling Cutting, trees down growing trees, making procedural tools like the world is the by far the most iterative on thing now. There was a point where we're like. This is how we make our game. Look good clearings. Big giant swath of like in forests, you know that you can see for miles. Off using color as like landmarks again, the Golden Forest, or read flower fields, and then, and then a you know, certainly that sort of made its way into some of our features of a photo, but the the world designed stuff. took the lead on on end photo mode. Okay, now that we've created this amazing awesome place. How do we utilize the photo mode in like critical photo that will. Take advantage of how great our team at did at creating a beautiful world. I think one of my favorite things about this game is the sort of balanced that it's constantly striking Between being sort of completely serene, and then the music swells up and swords or out, and they're slashing against each other. How hard was it to sort of get that that tone down because I could see. You know I think in in lesser hands I could be a very kind of dangerous. Push and pull, but I feel like you totally nailed that and I think that that's like some people when they look at an open world game want like nonstop jam-packed activities in in your team made the decision to pull back and let things breath every now and then How did all that come together? Well you know for me. It's the first game that I was certainly a visual director on, and so I I would I you learn something about yourself with everything you create, and for me I personally learned that I don't have a natural tendency to like create incredible. Violence, I just wasn't that was uneven. Favor Games, bloodborne like as absolutely my favorite game. Guide. You're on this show. This is gonNA be worthwhile and. About it anytime. But no, seriously like. That's my favorite game, but. When we were crafting the world would I navigated towards with Joanna. Who's environment our leader? This did this amazing a blog post recently on playstation bar. was the beauty of it was taking taking a moment to breathe in, and then I realized that some of my favorite games that are not. Show the classes certainly embraced the idea of atmosphere in a sense of this and you know I donate Fox's is is resonates. Conversations resonated with him as well so then then the conversation shifted into. Okay well. We definitely have it. We have a summer game. So you know without saying anything else as you say Amer game, you know you're going to be hitting things with a four-foot razor blade so. You know violence is GonNa come so we certainly work on that stuff. allied and we wanted to be great and gritty, and the you know like you really WanNa feel like you have contact when you have contact but the other stuff doesn't come as natural, and you have to actually work on that stuff to balance it out, you really do, and so that means like the idea is about creating Haiku, which was actually named idea You know really. Or believe it was taking a moment to. Allow the beauty to take hold, and not what I think is cool about the ICU that I hope people enjoy about it is is that they're not tied till like progression like you're not. You're not like intrinsically forced to go, do it? You know there's a sense of you have to have the wonder and curiosity desire to do it. It's not like game telling you go do this to reach next level certainly, a lot of that is tied to corporation auto out to have to consider that, but it is. It is a work philosophy to try to get that balance of that contrast It takes years to get right for sure. I really enjoyed the Haiku sections actually He was like you said. It's sort of provided like this. This relaxing breeder and I did like the you were able to select different things who essentially collate them into one kind of fresh Haiku each time. Yeah I I mean I did every single side quests in every single objective in this game, but I I really enjoyed those wow awesome. The accuser, some of my favorite ones to the cinematography. You know it was at the moment to like. You know certainly we call them breathing. Moments definitely say that studio, but it was kind of a moment. Regis Art Geek out a little bit like the people who do the cameras. Mottaki, they can place it in to get the right motion and you know, and then the writers have an opportunity to like. Give you give you a couple of cool options. Just the beauty kinda comes through which is which in the end has been a very positive thing for the experience. Yeah, the balance that Brian was. Speaking to how you were sort of describing how that all came together? I could imagine. It's a very fine line between making sure it's peaceful and calm in certain areas, but. It's still engaging for the player because you could always run the risk of it. Being something that the player doesn't want to engage with, but as Brian. Saying like finding those high coups feels like this wonderful moment of solace after I have assassinated an entire Cam Mongols. And need to reflect on Jin's life, but also just the world I, it's this really great balanced that a I think as Brian was sort of saying you always get in games, but it feels so refreshing to hear. And it's a huge part of our philosophy. How we treat. Treat the game. Whether it's a Haiku great example, he could probably keep talking about, but you know the music style music how the music comes on not having things like combat while you're doing, shrine climbs or anywhere near them so that we can let those be their own experience, and so are these, are we? Everything wanted these features that are not mainline missions. Our conversation is like about how much combat how much non-combat and what is the purpose and what are the? What's the feeling for its existence like what what is the emotional goal for for these features and these are conversations? We have a lot and sometimes triple times over we try. We don't like it. We try something else. Well and for me, what's really interesting is sort of the place that all of these features and the things you go on, have sort of in the context of sucker punches past work, because it is I've been such a huge fan of both cooper franchise and infamous. Stir a year and. You know you get increasingly larger, but often more urban. City expenses that you're exploring a lot. In both of those franchises to certain extent here you're out in the wild. There are of course settlements and encampments and things like that, but there is a there's a lot of stretches where it can just be the world around you that you're exploring and I was sort of wondering on a world design level. How do you? How do you balance? Making all of these locations unique to explore as well and interesting. Even though you know a lot of can just be more, the environment's like what are the challenges that come with that? Yeah, so one of our. Our Contractors Jeff He. He talks a lot about content density, and what is the correct density and I really am really thankful that he brought that conversation up to light so much because It's such a you know Thinking about if you're currently doing something, you're going across the world and run into something. How much further would you have to ride your horse before you might find the next thing, or can you see the next thing from where you currently are? How how dense is it and I really enjoyed that conversation? Because it let us think about what's the right philosophy for for our game and it it certainly it allows us to you know if we want to in one place, you just completed something, and you should be able to generally speaking, look around and find one more thing on horizon or see the shrine trying on top of the mountain. It influence our world design alive, because when we first had the game built for the I you know I'd say maybe two years. It was a lot of forest. It was a ton of trees and it was cool, but you always were felt like you were in this like. Tunnel beautiful, but really deforestation. which does a couple things one is? It is very cool, but. It makes it really hard to know where you are without a compass or many map. Something telling you kind of giving you that extra information that your brain is just really needing. So what we did is we started opening up fields and I definitely some shadow, the classes photos out and was like fields as as reference vm. Because it just feels so epic when you're going through field, but but you know the criticism it could be that it's boring or something like that, and and really have to embrace a philosophy that it won't be boring because there's beautiful music. There's five things now that you can see what you want to do next because you're in a field, there's more clearings and it created a Great beauty in the game, but also more opportunity to engage with that density and I I. Really I think that that was one of the conversations that was ongoing throughout the project, but we landed in a really. I think unique spot for. When when when you? When your team was the helping this game, you obviously weren't anticipating a significant portion of the world's population to be stuck indoors for months on end, but At one I mean there were obviously there. Are you know a lot of sort of like entertainment? Things that have come out during quarantined. That didn't really. Fair as well due to their. SORT, of like the way they were delivered or their subject material something that, but this is a game that I really more than ever appreciated as a guy who's in a two bedroom apartment really appreciated huge open fields and. Mountains in like sprawling rivers and seas and stuff like that but I think one of my favorite things about the big open fields is that there's always something? Or there is like a lone tree. And you're just sort of naturally drawn towards it, and I found that like that sort of like beautiful use of negative space to be like so powerful. In terms of like never felt to me like there's nothing ahead of you. This is boring. It always felt to me like this. Is this is this is like a sort of triumphant use of minimalism and and charging towards something. To reveal that there's like one loan item in the distance was so much more engaging tomato like at a mini map that had a hundred time trials, but Hamas other stuff like I. Found Myself uncovering the dog on the entire map which. I was I was like basically riding around in spirals like in that movie alto like I was trying to. Five is in half the time I was on foot to. It was really wonderful game to explore so I. WanNa ask you about that the. The the sort of the way exploration on unfolds in this game is something I. Really Really Love and I think a lot of open world games are going to take note of following the wind and talking to people and following Fox's two locations rather than just you know overtly stating the player. This is where you're GonNa go, or you go to. The map in this big thing opens up. All that come together. What was the push and pull on that to sort of find the right way to keep players in the no, but without making like overwhelming them with information. Yeah I'll talk about kind of our studio kind of struggles, but I also kind of throw in my own, maybe personal philosophy, too. So I. I judge Games my favorite game, especially them really harshly by. How does it feel if you're? You're actually not doing anything on the sticks. I would if you're just sitting there. Just sitting in the world, you're standing in the world. You're on your horse in the world like is there. Is there a what's the feeling and some of my favorite games by just sitting there? There's like things that go through your mind. Like why do we? What are you anticipating? That are stuck on the story or like. Where's that next objective like you're just what's going through your mind? because. That's when you're not doing anything. That's what you're thinking of next like. You're just taking in the beauty looking around our game I hope that translates into that sense of exploration and sense of curiosity like if you do stop for a second yearly, you're not already on kind of a train of thought it is more. One of curiosity is one of like. Hey, what? What do I want to do next? Oh, there's something over there. There's something of their. Oh, I wonder band before, so they're having gone to could check it out and I. think that the more information you were to have on your screen compasses many maps. It kinda answers those questions before you even have time to ask the question. It's just like the dots right there. Let's go do the DOT. It doesn't matter what the DOT is. It's just there's thing let's go do it, and so that that to me is is a really important part of what I think. The Games, Tries to do in the world, and and certainly we did not have the wind when we started on this project at all. In fact, what the wind was which is has got this cool story I'll say quick is. on the first direction slides on the you know we did. A presentation is like one of the first presentation out the way look and feel and everything moves was was one of them like a wind. We're going to double triple quadruple down on win, and you know there's a lot of attack that has to go into that. He got Capes moving I gala hair moving. You gotta get trees and Bushes, and especially for procedurally generated now artistically procedurally generated world. That's really tough. Two years later. Something like that. That became true and you've standing I'm standing in this world and we had other elements we were helped. Augmenting are kind of navigation and get around the world and I'm just like holy crap. The wind is amazing. It actually works at that time. It always like went from East West or West. East or something I can't remember always just directional and it's just. It's really good. And then we started having conversations like how going to get more stuff off the screen to stay in the is like beautiful world more and more because it's just. It's really stunning even years ago. And a one point I had this idea like. The Wind. It sounds kind of crazy and Adrian is like our longtime worked on has been sucker punch. Long Time. They tried a little quick prototype with me. We had like fifteen people play at were removed all the you I just to hey. Can you just just try to follow it and just and it sounds crazy, but follow in if you can get to that hot spring or that on. And it worked like the first prototype fourteen out of the fifteen people were able to easily get there so cool. Yeah and I. I was like Oh. Yeah, we have to do this. Question. Like. This is something that is going to be unique to the game and then an analyzing. Say on them about the wind because I can do it all day, but is it had like the matic ties to the island in historical kind of. Poetic, Tian's to you know. The Mongols came in as typhoon sweeps them all out to see and. You know we name the sword the sky storm after that you know him being a storm, a metaphorical storm on the island for for the island, rooting for the island, and then it was like about nature, and then the animals came along, and I, you know it just felt like a bunch of like one of these critical pieces you don't know exists, and then you find it, and you're like that fifth straight there and does and then nearly. Oh, I, think we have a good. I can see the puzzle now so. Cool, it was cool journey. Having having that comes away. It all it feels so true to the world that the team has created in those moments. Because you know, I'm I'm a completion is player like if you give me a list of a thousand things to go collect if you give me, you know like an infamous. Charge to go collect I. Collect all of them, but there's something that I think does speak so much to this world and end you wanting to be invested in that. It is really by pulling everything. Out of the screen that you're looking at and just letting you look at the world you get more familiar with it, and you start to learn more about Oh. Yeah, I've taken that pass before. That leads to that pillar of honor or there's that cemetery over there as you start to. Trek across the land. It really gets you invest in the world in a way that I think just having a list or a neon sign to tell you where to go would. Deliver it in the same way. Yeah, that's great. That's so. That's the goal so I'm glad you had that experience. And I it's one of those things you know that the open world I think speaks so well to what the team really accomplish with this game, but one of the things I was curious about wasn't and I know. We talked about this a little bit, but released, but since we can. Talk to the island as whole, but what was the? I? Guess the poll the. The back and forth poll of wanting to make sure you stay true to the spirit of this real world location, and honor the history and the people that are but also create a world that at the end of the day would be fun to run around or write a horse around in as a game. Yeah and it's a great topic, and it's kind of been the the struggle for and I would say struggle in a creative sense. It's the creative. From from from once, we actually knew we were making Susha and we started doing all this research, and and you learn so much about the island. Like the fact that at that time it was likely to be like ninety five percent covered in dense forest. Which again I told you we tried. We tried very dense forest in. It's just hard to ride a fun horse through tree. Trees it's. Pretty tough. Also, it's incredibly hilly. We went there just like it's just hill after hill after mountain after Mount After Mountain, also challenging to create a interesting layouts in combat spaces in so. So, we worked with our team in Japan. We're like hey, this is how we were planning on You know being inspired by the shape of the islands. It looks very similar to the actual shape, but here's some kind of Ford as we'd like to take or game reasons you know, make the game more fun to to roam around. The landscapes in have layouts that have. Have Cool puzzle climbing challenges, or what have you were interesting missions, and and they were totally for it you know. And they gave us feedback of maybe when we went too far and then they also they know is in a fun way. They gave us feedback of win. Hey, you could go further with us, and so that was. It was a lot of ultimately. We're super inspired by history, and what happened and then the general beauty of greater. The greater nature of Japan as a whole, it's definitely hugely inspiring to us but we also make in a game and a PR and original story and a lot of things that. Have to Challenge it, but work in tandem with it, so it's it's definitely been a challenge I'm in a good way and we learn so much. And I will say the last thing I'll say on that. Is that within Joyon on the environment? Our team myself in the constitution. We talk a lot about like realism. And You know like A. Maybe painted realism, or maybe, how can we do it like a slightly stylized version of that? And and and you know this is not even if you've ever been to Seattle only did infamous. It wasn't really a stone by stone. Kind of recreation. Roads aren't lined up exactly. It's sort of like if you blur your eyes, you're like Oh. Yeah, that's definitely definitely Seattle like it rains. A lot of people drink coffee. PUNK ROCK and grunge music. It's You know the things that are there the spacing? Like the things you would expect, but it's not the like. Let's put a magnifying glass over, and let's get it like perfectly accurate and we take that same philosophy here. We want to feel like that. This is plausibly. Dass what it could feel like. That's what if we could do smell through it. That would we would try to. Feeling into music, we're going for a as a is a is a main heart. Smell will actually be unlocked on the playstation six. Thirty I. Have Rumor, we have an today since three. Hey listeners. We know you love gaming and have excellent taste, so we want to tell you about the official. The last of podcast in the show writer podcasters stand up comedian and huge fan of the. Host Christian Spicer we'll revisit the first game and talk with the people who created that critically acclaimed work hit. Also give you what you've all been waiting for. 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The the combat in this game is awesome, and that's coming from somebody who to be completely transparent. Wasn't crazy about it. At first 'cause my immediate reaction was. There's no lock on. Think what do you mean? There's no lock on like you can't. You can't have a certified again without lock on and as as I grew to. Appreciate. The sort of dynamic happenstance of a dashing between those four stances and. Fighting different types of enemies. In synchronicity while switching and switching back and forth using my sub moves and everything I was like. This is one of my favorite combat systems interview ever But what what? How did how did that decision? Come to not have have lock on? was that was at a debate internally in the studio? Because that's to me, that's one of those things that people just expect from a video game and I found myself not even thinking about it after a few hours in. I. It's definitely debate right like it's A. It was heavily debated and talked about how you know. From all corners of the CEO there was not some like. I mean because it's a it's a standard. There is a standard anytime. You go against the standard. You need to prove it out and. I'm glad we tried something different than you know. As person bloodborne like my favorite game, I like games that allow you to really kind of hone in and focus, and and control that since a control comes, comes with locking, but and you know, and certainly as a samurais sense of control is a huge fantasy so Yeah, man. We talked about it a ton Maybe when it comes to combat, I would say it's in the top three conversations that we had over the entire course of the project while. But I have to give massive. Shout out to you know. One of the studio heads. You know I've found Sucker Punch Christopher. Men he's he's behind the core design, a lot of the combat and he he works out of the code for it, and there's another Guy Ted. Who is awesome designer? And he liked those two brains man. They worked together, and they figured out a way to create something that is first of all feels like you're hitting the person when you do hit them like it's a tandem as animation, so it's not like a hit box based. It's like these. This animation links up to this one. Is I very newbie? Animation Brain. And it's not just like the slash through thing right, and so they feel like you're hitting the person it feels. A goal is a gritty feeling, but it's also incredibly fast paced at times. You know as you get like five or six people around you you can be, you could be like. Changes. In planning, and when you're going to do the smoke bomb, go around the building and do another. Jump down from the top, you know. It's just like a it. Almost like a the style of it is is better with how the walk on. That's kind of the thing that we found over time especially when she became pro at it. And locking on actually with slow down, maybe in some ways and a sense of control will be got out of it instead was things like standoffs in duels, obviously assassinating somebody having that jump on, somebody gives you that, too, but we decided to really push that those moments or mythic abilities I think are. Usually will help take out people pretty quickly. The mythic abilities are interesting because I I think i. I I'm really glad that this game never really went like supernatural despite having the Word Ghost, in the title. There's. There's other there's an alternate version of this game. Were you guys just want preserved and people are summoning dragons and stuff like that. I appreciate that a lot of the crazy stuff that you got away with felt grounded even like the fire sort is ridiculous, but there's like. Oh there's there's sort of like a scientific explanation. Yeah. And then when you start doing some really intense stuff that feels deliberately over the top like dude, get terrified and they starts crawling away like. Is Watching people just straight up running around. Disappear and stuff like that. It's crazy like this is a i. mean even when we pitches his game. This was another heavily debated. Topic is going to be fantasy based or not, and obviously nate and I felt really strongly as well as many other people that we should not make it fantasy base in like high fantasy base because. It really those first of all there's. Several of those games out there already, and they do a wonderful job and I love neo I love sector, Oh, these games are awesome and they lean on that a little bit more as their unique. You know and so. Good. It's smart of us not to do that, but the reason why we didn't do the reason we did was because we were definitely were focusing a little bit more on the Human Story certainly one of the world to feel plausibly real. And you know if you like, I'll take the example. You just threw out there like having people fall in there, but get scared. Scoot away, man if you could just like, pull out a fucking dragon every five minutes. Scares them like I feel like a real challenge to overcome like and so you have to be constrained. So that when we do pull out something that's really incredible or scary or something like that that it actually has wait to it, you know and. I one of the things I do love about our game in might be some of my favorite content, actually mythic missions because. They. A build up the idea that people were legends like they talk about people in their connection to the island. The lightning one is a great example where you know, they burn the black sand, the sands black, which always like wire, the sands black back answer black, and it just bill out as they build up this legend of people that may have come before you, which is Kinda cool because? because. You're kind of building your own legend. To maybe one day, people talk about mythic stories of the ghost You know that humans can do maybe slightly crazy incredible in your living, example of that and people tell tall tales. I think that's cool. I love win. Jin would go around to the stories and people would be like. There's ghosts in the woods and he's like. No, there's not. Watching watching the people run away after a battle, though my favorite things in the game because it's it teeters on like on on like. Comedy, you would find in like vintage Kung Fu movies where somebody would come and kick. A bunch of Bass and one guy would be like away. Runaway ended every single time was I would let him run like maybe like hundreds of feet pull out my arrow. Cruel Man I know you you put it there. You know you gotta sit there, don't. If you give Brian the high ground. He will let them run as far as he wants to. I what I do love going back to the mythic tells them. You know maybe people one day telling the story of the Ghost I. I'm always sort of a sucker for. Stories that are about storytelling to a certain extent, because I do think you get so much of the human nature that we all deal with on a day to day basis of why we tell stories and everything and I I love that that permeates so much of this game, and not just in the quest, but on the on the ques- structure as a whole in this game I think is really unique, but it works really well. Because as Brian was saying earlier, you can go to a house in. Someone's saying Oh. There are nearby. Please help me or someone one of my favorite stories early on one of the side missions I found was. A woman send you to get food from the bandit that stole it from her. And then you bring the food back and she's like. Oh, thanks! I finally have food down. You're like. Wait a second. That wasn't yours to begin with. I just killed all those guys because you can't, there's. There's this. Stark sadness to a lot of the stories that I think really works in this game and I was just curious on like a total storytelling. Horrible 'cause there are moments of levity. You know like everything with Kennedy I think is so great, but how do you you know balance? I think this is a land and a group of people who are under siege. They're under attack by the suppressive force. At the same time. They are living their lives. There's this humanity going on the island. Hugs, what are some of the struggles that come up and try to tell those stories? Yeah, well first of all. When you started telling me, which story were, I was like racking my brain like which? It was so many. I I know it's crazy and I'm gonNA. Play through a bunch probably that I've played through in a long time, I play retail, but. You know It's balanced because you don't want it to be this like we did not want our game to be this like heavy thing that was constantly hitting you over the head with a that was just not what we wanted for this particular game. Think anybody really goes from bad particularly. I think they're always in goal, but but in it's hard, though because invasion and you wanna see desperation, and you WanNa see like these people have struggles. And frankly you know we want to. You know it's not always like dude. Go kill things, and so you WanNa hear you know people having. Their kids, or this or that like our parents like I. Don't know you just want to hear something that sounds like these people are struggling a little bit. But you know the when it comes to the writing and those stories, most of the stories do most of them do exist to try and reflect at the world has been in invaded, invaded place and. For people that are like these allies, and you engage with those those will get a little bit more in depth than traveling of their story, and for these little small one off encounters. Just say look even even the hasn't class is affected greatly by this and hopefully feel a sense of remorse for them or sadness for them, maybe a sense of duty that why you're doing this stuff, but as for the tone of it. I genuinely like a somber tone in general, I think Sambre is is not dark. Sombre is not grotesque. Sambas is just like a like A. Light sadness to things and I felt like that light sadness in a world that is so incredibly. Beautiful is kind of a nice. Balance and I think we look at it now that way and to some extent. That's a really good way putting now that now that you say that. It makes perfect sense because. You have all these incredible like you know. There's Fox's in this you know. Like. Rainstorms the beautiful trees and yellow leaves, but then you go, do these side quests on. You're like Oh. Wow, that was. Your family died and you can save them and you're like damn. That hit me hard that one. Particularly, there was one side quest for like now I know, too. Hard that one's talents so hard and You know there that one people on on the team who? Created that one, and then like you know as we get through the Polish face like Alan, somebody went through and added a bunch of extra work to that one for animation, and like kneeling down, and you know I you know in from liking that mission to really like connecting with more, and this is a small thing right like this is not a. Two hour long you know big big mission. It's very straightforward and simple cement to just reflects the tone of the world, a little bit and Alan Dow was one of the ones that, even though it's a small moment in your entire through I think improved a lot of the last course of the project I'm glad it exists. That's awesome. Yeah, I I, don't even know if I necessarily have a question about it, but I'm just curious to hear more about the the construction of the the site quests when it comes to the side tails when it comes to those the supporting cast that you get because I do I do think one of my favorite things. Throughout sucker punches, history has been that there is of course he usually a pretty great main character, but also this really great supporting cast as well, and you know going back to sign infamous now with ghost. I loved finding out more about Yuna and lady Moscow and just everyone at the pace that you want to in the world. And that balance I guess my question is because I. do think that's some of my favorite story. Telling him the Games in the game comes from those lines. How do you balance having this stuff? Be Optional I guess if you if a player just wants to go through the main story, but also encouraged people to want to keep going back and revisit these stories in these characters. Yeah Yeah! It's a question you know we From I is long as I can remember. I think I, think earliest pitches of the game we talked about. How we really wanted to create sort of this. Anthology of short stories. know these little little side branches off the main trunk. You know that you could. You'RE GONNA. You'RE GONNA get invited to them on the main truck main story. You'RE GONNA. Get invited them and maybe even once or twice in an engaged with them, but it's up to you hopefully, engaging enough for that story relates to you. It's up to you to kind of go. Finish out the rest of that branch, and we do a lot of stuff like we try to reward you for doing these things but I find that those things are They're good and I'm super glad. Glad reward you in different ways for playing these, but I find that the beauty of those those allies missions. If you will Masako. Norio characters is that they're just they're. They're far more developed in terms of like there are like what they need out of the world in their stories are interesting, and and they all have a different perspective on you and life, and you know in an what I what I think is kind of cool about creating a world like this is that you have to be okay with having content that exists. You're not forced to play. And you have to embrace that you have to because that. That is what makes it joyful when you go on your own ambition to go through it. It's not that you were told to go. Do it was in the Golden Path? And there were versions of the game earlier that a lot of these characters stories were more interconnected to Go Path. Through play, testing and feedback in her own kind of iteration process. We ended up where they are. Which I think is the right spot. which is you introduce them and then? Over your curiosity, we can push them push. You can go enjoy them your own Yossi, and there. Some of them are five or six missions long. And I think that's the right model, but it takes some iteration to get to that that that's spot for us. Even having late in the game the I think it's two missions for Eureka that pop up after you've revisited home. Just was such a such a Gut Punch. In the midst of as Jin, story is starting to come, full circle meant to have this exploration both more into him, but also into her life It's it was like as you were saying I, it felt so much more rewarding because I, saw it out that story within the. Yeah I think that that's A. It's not an easy philosophy to hold you now. as a director or as a contributor designer artist, because it means that somebody is going to get a bunch of people, not GonNa, play your mission bench people are not going to see your artwork, and and it's really hard to like talk about that because I want everyone to who worked on this game at Sakkara Punch to just like the super proud of it and love every moment that they cred tributed, too, but that's one where it's like. Yeah, but your thing is optional, and I can really bad, but it. In these cases it is for the for a greater feeling that. The people that will engage with it will probably tear out will probably love or be maybe even their favor mission of the game, even not the golden path I gave might be their favorite moment in the game nest. Because you, you let them engage it at their own will in. That's A. that's a hard philosophy to to. kind of stomach, but I think it's I. think it's a really healthy one for the type of game that ghost is. It absolutely plays into who I I think. My favorite thing about the game. Is that Me In the act of playing the game, so has to the game halfway in a presents all of these options, but I have to go exploring too, and I feel encouraged and want to explore and of my favorite times playing have just been putting a dot on the map letting the wind guy. A thousand kilometers, and if I if something stops me, stop if it doesn't I just keep going until something else. Interest me awesome. It's a calming experience which I don't often say I think about games at the moment. That's exactly how I played, too I would just put a marker somewhere completely random very far from me and just go there and see what I ran into along the what along the way with stories popped up which new characters I would meet, that would show me points of interest and stuff like that. and I think that that loop was really smart in terms of having sort of random gangs of bad guys. Patrolling the land and you'd run into them, and they'd have somebody kidnapped, and you'd rescue that person and that person would tell you another place to go. It felt like you're constantly pulling on these little threads. and I loved that so much was did that did that all take awhile to come together? Like outside of the wind is sort of the way the. The optional stuff and the sort of like randomize character you know excursions and stuff all interconnect. How how was it bringing all that stuff together to create the flow that you guys ended up with? The I I you both sound like you've played it exactly the way that I would recommend somebody to play, which is like hey, you know every now and then just throw down and go that direction and see what you find, and and if you don't find some great than go to your Golden, Pastora that's awesome, but try it, and because it's. In this is true for even when we're doing play testing that we did find that that was some of the ways that people would enjoy the game the most which is awesome. will you're talking about that? Like the ecosystem imbalance of people who tell you where stuff is in? How many patrols are there that stuff I'll tell you? We tweak that probably. Maybe until weeks before gold I think. Exactly the number on no top ahead, but is very late. We tweak those numbers because. because the sense of owning the curiosity, and like not having everything told you. was so important to the global feeling of enjoying just like exploring throughout the world, and as soon as you're told, were too much. Stuff is or too many things around your map. It becomes a different problem like you're kind of you either you either go into. Let's just go through the checklist which. Is Fine I think if you found them on your own but can be exhausting for some people because they're like Oh God. There's a ton of stuff to do, or it's kind of a turn off because you already know what it is, and you don't think of anything else over there, but they're actually might be if you if you actually went look, so we actually ramped down the people that the amount of people that would tell you where things were quite a bit. It used to be far more. part of the emergent processes I've almost everybody who talked to tell you. Something is, and it would put a thing on your map and We found that to be Super Smart System, and I'm so glad that we have it, but we put it in a very specific way in a very specific amount of things on the map total. Total that it would ever tell you about so that you still had your cool moment of like i. don't see anything over here on this. I'm going to head that way and finds things along the way now balance. It's really it's really tricky. Because again it goes up to that thing. I was talking about early. Enough loss of being okay with things being skipped and. That if you don't want to be so much that you don't have any information, that would be bad too right so it it is takes time to to work out, but the team did that. No, no a healthy fund way but I think even when you like clear. Mongol, Camp and Clears up a little bit. You still get a question mark. It's not even like yours, a hotel or something like that. And it's sort of it to me. It fell It felt like A. SORT, of natural to the universe that you guys were setting your game in this is this is like a long time ago. There is those no yelp. There's no google. So it seemed natural that you'd find a random person on the street and be like Oh. Thank you so much. There's this awesome restaurants. You should go check it out. Right I really doug. That I played a ton of the game in Kerr. Asala Mode Oh cool and that was. It was really it was really difficult for me. 'cause you made such beautiful game central? And I think it's I think it's. Beautiful in a different way in Curacao mode. But there was just something so special about about like heading into conflict or a story be or coming into a new environment. or it's all black and white, and there's that film green crackling, and a I read that you guys even did some stuff with the music to make it feel almost like it was coming through old speakers or something like that. Yeah, how how how how did how did you develop that? I I know. That's like obviously. It's something that you're studios. Really proud of especially since you've got endorsement from the family. It was a that was A. That was a I. I probably will put that in my top list of my entire career as like being apart process because. I mean it's just. It's just why just kind of a wild thing that you don't go into making video games because you expect to go through that process one day, yeah. which is probably why it's cool is that it's different. You know, but. The. We knew that we WANNA. Do Black and white mode I mean I think i. I don't remember when we first talked about it, but it was definitely really early Redo black and white vote, but again it got kind of pushed towards the end of the project, and then once things started to. You know you can sit in the world and you could be like. Oh, my goddess stunning! It's really a beautiful I feel I. Do feel like I'm. There's moments of this I feel like movie. It's coming. It's coming together. And, then we're like okay well. We definitely have that mode. Let's are planning for it. And an I got version of it in that was a very early version of it with a sliding team and Like what do we call this thing? and You Owe Samurai cinema or classic. Why can Wyatt our traditional La just things? You know cool cool names. And member WHO's I may was Brian Studio head. I don't remember somebody was like. When we see if we can call it, Chris Allen Mode. And I thought that was brilliant and I was like. Yes, can we? What was that process so I reached out to. One of the people that I think he deserves a special shout at his name as a relay Katami. He's on our Japanese producer. He's a helped us since the very almost since the very beginning, and he helps coordinate all of our feedback through Japan, and said Hey, you hey, who's now a dear friend of mine. I was like. Is this possible. Could you look this up? And he and the Japanese team reached out to their to their state across our state and worked out You know. They wanted to see video so I. Put together a video, and then I redid it like three times because enough. People on time video, but I was like Austin. Even Brian Our leauge rendering Guy Jasmine. He was not good. No. Though I kinda Redid it a couple of times and then eventually Is this. Is it I? I looked at so many movies measured the black and white. You know in our game. You know as you both played it. Daytime Times. There's indoor's whether there's rain. There's fog and so like you have to look at movies that have all of these things you can't just be like. Here's a movie. Here's a sample. It's the black. Man Like you gotTa. Look at all these because they exist in our game and it's a filter that'd be going over all of these and so I finally got to the point where I was, I had good black levels. White levels has cool noise. We sent them a video and and It took a little bit of time back and forth, but eventually we're like asses cooling reach an agreement. They were cool with it so. Yeah it was a it was a coup processing showed up. Is Mode teams all shit? It's called. Is it was pretty cool goal process. It has a dream come true. It's so awesome on a historical level. Because obviously you're seeing the game through its you know from the reveal trailer to now there's clearly a love and Joe Majd to the cinema and the storytelling that come in the John Mara, before it, and so to have that encapsulated as a mood that you can jump into starting to such a great I. Think like touchtone full circle thing as a fan of genres well. Also I mean the. The audio! From from like A. A gigantic Blue Tang Fan. It's it sounded like like RISI's sampling. VHS, tapes of sword slashes, and like there were moments. Paint that game and I was like I expect like method man rapid right now because. If anyone was intended, but that sort of got me on a very very like neural level I was like Oh my God like this is. This is quietly the best. Wu Tang game ever made since. The fighting gave. The quote somewhere I feel. That's. But. Our audio director Brad he that's all him he was like. I have an idea that guy's a wizard, so that usually meant something cool and he. It was like we have this special thing that we developed internally at Sony that replicates old processes from like you know fifty sixty s something like that radios and TV's and and And and he he kind of took that filtered it and figured out the right 'cause he was like. If you do too much over, you know, we wanted people to play lengthy amount of times and if they wanted to the Chrysanthemum. View too much, and it becomes incredibly fatiguing. Like, not watching move hours possibly thirty hours. You know so. You got a nice balance between that and something that you can you know Listen to over and over again? I- legitimated Curacao Mode for Poly Twenty five thirty hours and I think that I like maybe fifty sixty into the game. So how yeah! That's incredible. Yeah, along along with that and to me. It was surreal to play an open world game almost entirely in black and white. That was just I've never done anything like that before and. It was such a cool. It was such a cool experience. One of the challenges with eggs I would add is like since it's black and white. There's there's missions that use color as guiding, and so there are. There are a few missions of. It really struggles with, but for the most part we redesigned icons on the map so that it would work with answer, so you're not just looking at two icons ones. This color ones that color and we just changed the icon Lopate, but but yeah it, it's it's generally speaking. You can play through most of the game with it, which is just crazy. Yeah I think there was one mission where they're like find. The purple flowers was like Oh! I was to right back on, so that was good. Leads to so many great visual moments, and as you were saying I know we're running short on time I. don't want believe the too much, but I, genuinely really loved, and as pointing to earlier the the soundtrack and the way both game uses it. It comes in from quiet to loud, but also how the score changes both from the combat setting to the open world setting you know. Moments I would say not settings, but. That Jackson position as well as even on the side, the remixes that were coming out sort of in the lead up to the Games launch. There's so much great musicality and artistry. Bear that I think really. Elevate, so much of what's going on there on visual rebel to a works so well in tandem. You know there is no single discipline that contributes more to the game. The music like a known this case we have to composers, a team of people that obviously help implemented like their artistry is like. White just level things up so much like a scene without music in a scene with music. There's a world of difference in generally speaking I know it's not one contributor. There's quite a few people that make it happen. Processing and implementation, but it's insane. What music can do in for this game? It's it's. It's one of the best parts of the Game I. Think is the the the artistry behind the music in the soulful fullness in is is really I listened to it a lot. I love and then we tokens the glitch mob. Which is just? RIDICULOUSLY COOL! Yeah, it's an awesome combination i. do think as you were saying. It elevates so many great moments, but really. A drills home like the emotional undercurrent of everything that's going on in the game. Unfortunately. We're pretty much out of time. I think Brandon I could keep talking there so much. We love and really enjoyed about the experience and are continuing to enjoy. Time in this world, so Jason Thank you so much for taking time. We really appreciate it. SUPERFUND and thank thank you to your studio for. bookending this entire console generation with my favorite games. I I don't know if that was ever the plan, but the way that
"joanna" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"He's ready and it's that. I. I take that step crate and I shop and go. I mean I always think of Mary before? Gabriel coin may be unto me according to Your Word here, you noticed. You you, you get to that place of just. I'm I'm your servant I'm Bailable Miss? This is all stuff I've learned from you, not like that calm place as a woman to have that power in strength, but in that place of servitude is again the two pillars. Yeah, yeah, everything is. Power! But also say with writing I've been learning something new about creating because we're artists. Whatever we're writing were were artists and I love how in Genesis where? When God spoke, and there was light, okay. And evening morning first day. and. For the first time I saw it as it wasn't all creation. Writing a book is not everything. I ever had to stay. When I'm mulling over concept, it's just. It's evening morning for state there in capsule. There's one book. And to be judged by that will look. There's no animals there's there's no fruit is just white, but if God said it was good. I. It's so funny that you're saying this. Because that's what stood out to me. We've been reading through a chapter a day. In Genesis in January and that's what I saw. I'm like Oh, where he only made parts. Called it good. I keep wanting to do it all because I think that's what's good exactly. And when was the last time you I club? Any parts good? We look headed go. It's not enough I didn't finish I could do better. It's not what I was hoping. It's just this. Piece or part, and yet to in that place as an artist to go, my life is about creating an for this time in this season with what's available and how many brain cells are working today? Visible light this is this is the piece and I'm GonNa Join? God and say it's good. I'm not saying it's should win an award I'm just. He? He does this through so I'm GonNa call when he calls. It's good. It's good Oh my word. Your your ministry to be, and it's so funny because I knew that when I read that I knew it was about my writing, because it's a never yeah, anyway, that's a whole nother podcast. Possibly also a little side counseling that will just do off camera someday I nobody has here's something I had a friend over WHO's written a couple of books and we were looking. See my bookshelf here like these are all the books I've written. One hundred something than I stood there with her. She's like Oh. I remember this one. I like this one. She's saying that things were. She connected with the books I. Go I wished I had three more months on that one because I really felt like the ending wasn't strong enough. Oh, that I felt like that editor was just giving too much input and I went and picked apart every single book. This was two years ago. And when I came to that place in genesis just same time, you are just like freshness. You need to do this. I had this little exercise. Right came in, and I touched each book. Can I go? It's good. It's good and I'm weeping going you. Fat that was that was a story that you inspired Lord. I been just tearing it apart and making excuses for why I didn't do a better job, yeah! You know I think that there's somebody out there. I know I need to hear this, but you know. One of the things got God's like. Do this huge deep inner work in me right now. And he's just really revealing. How maybe because of some rejection in relationships as a just even at elementary school girl that I? Got Did so much through that rejection. It brought me close to him. You know I realized the approval of men. The friendship of men was never going to fill the hole in my heart, and so I think God I. Thank God for that painful time, but there was something in that that I picked up and I think I twisted. It was almost like I've got to reject me before you reject me. That perfectionism of It's good, but it's not enough in in. You know guilt never ever has it brings us to God, but it doesn't bring the life in the change that God wants for us in so I. Love that. What if today? Whoever's out there listening? What if you looked y? You did today and said it is good. And a friend of mine, said this statement that really stuck with me. She said Joanna I think I was. I don't remember the situation, but she said Joanna have faith that what needs to get done will get done and trust God with rest of Chaska. Yeah what if what if we lived like that each day? How life changing! And when we look at Christ ministry how he would come into a village, he'll this person that person. Take care of this need. Seem to be setting aside another need. An. Even get up and leave. And go prayed, and it just seemed erratic, like without was his rhythm of ministry, and then we get to the last supper, and he says father I thank you that I did everything you sent me here to do like how to get to the end of our days and. I, thank united everything you use. Put me on this earth to do. Yeah, it was good it. It wasn't not everybody got healed. Not Everybody got what they wanted. Out of Jesus. Not Everybody's going to get what they want out of me. Right Eight, you a movie star. I. There's so many people who are going to email you say come on. It's this I'm stayed in my lane and doing what I'm called to do, and it's good. Patent God's confidence. where? We have the freedom to stay to those who are still asking. Thank you for thinking of me. That's not something I'm able to do..
"joanna" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"To find out what that new name is And sometimes God will speak to us through word about. This is how I see you. I call you a Saint. I call you right. Just call you forgiven. I call you clean but those new names are woven throughout scripture and are available to us to start living out of and makes a difference. When you start living out of your name it makes a difference with how you relate to God and with how you relate to others but I would say even in the Church and I love the church. Maybe we've even created groups around labels you know maybe lead is the single parent group and so we're almost reinforced. Seen some of these labels that That's not how God sees people you know. God doesn't see a single mom as just a single mom. Guide has Plans for that woman. God wants to provide for that woman God will provide for that woman and her children and so. I wonder how we could do a better job in the church recognized in the new names that God wants to give people instead of kind of living out of these labels that I think fall short of who God calls us to be. Yeah yeah well I think a lot of those labels you know at least for me. I have been self inflicted and they come out of what I feel what I witnessed what I am not rather than what who I am and Christ and what I can become in Christ. Annetta love that you. You know that you mentioned that. God named them before or it came true he renamed Abram and Sarai. He gave them a new name beforehand. How how do we? How do we let go of those old labels and begin to pick up the labels as you mentioned so many beautiful ones those new labels that God says about us? I'm glad you asked the question because I think It's work that not all of us want to do but I think We've gotta identify what those labels are and we've just we've got identify. Maybe share them with somebody. Share them with a trusted person or share them with your spouse or share them with a pastor. You know I believed this about myself. I remember living with a family when I was going through the severe stocking years and I just felt so orphaned by God. I felt so forgotten I felt benched. I felt like he was never gonNA use me again. I felt unloved and I remember. They would try to pull that out of you. What are you feeling right now? What are you believing about yourself? Because again those false beliefs become belief systems and And so I needed the help of others to identify those labels and to help pull MIATA that help. See the truth that I was being provided for even though I I wanted that to mean the stocking stopped I was being provided for by these families leading me live with them so I was safe But we've got it you know at the end of each chapter. I have a list of labels and a list of new names because I think it's so foreign for us to self reflect over. What are we believing versus? God Save we are and I hope that that's just a good starting point for the reader to say I'm GonNa Circle these ones like this is what I'm believing about myself. Maybe even subconsciously believed that you weren't enough for twenty years Or maybe you're in a hard marriage and that hard marriage is hard to live through. And so if you're in a hard marriage what do you believe in about yourself as a result and do you believe that? God is still with you and that God still loves you that you still have his favor but I would say it takes It takes intention analogy. It's not just going to happen. You identify these labels and start living out of your new name and and most the time we will need help living and believing out of cod says we really are and that's the beauty of the church and the body of crisis that we don't we're not called to live out of these things alone we we need reminders and we need help and there's no shame in that. Yeah Yeah I know I've had relating to a lot of internal work. God's just Kinda brought some things to the surface You know the label that I've kind of put myself the weakest link you know that is I know my inadequacies and so I know God wants to use me but sometimes I believe that will. I'm not enough I'm either I'm not enough or I'm just too much. Yeah and both of those are lies and I think what's so wonderful is when we just open our heart to the light of the Holy Spirit. We don't have to go digging. And we don't have to go trying to find those allies we can just invite the Holy Spirit to reveal any only reveals so he can heal in so when God does put his finger on those spots and those lies we we kind of pushed back because we really do believe they're true. I mean I I look at my track record and I go wolves. Yeah yeah I I have failed before so here I am feeling again. I must be a failure and causes no Joanna. This is my process that I'm working in you and you look at it as a big mistake and as something really wrong. I look at it as an opportunity to meet you in the middle of your pain. Meet you in the middle of your inadequacy and I think so often. Were pushing that away. We're pushing it away. Where saying I can't I I don't deserve that kind of grace so we don't accept that kind of grace and I've I'm just trying to learn how to stop living by what I feel and start living Bo. What God says to me how you know really interesting that in the space between your first book and your Second Book you actually did get a new name. Tell us a little bit about that. You know let me first. If that's okay. I just want to touch on the label that you struggle with the Weakest Link. I would never in a million years guests at. That's a label that you struggle west. So thank you for Boise. Map At something happens when you waste the label that you believed in I realized as I'm stepping into launching this next book a. I've been struggling with that myself and I couldn't even pinpoint it but why did I feel inadequate to do different? Podcast why do I feel like I wish I had more years with this content before a taught on it and I just? I don't know if I'm equipped for this. And so there's something that happens when you share Your Label. It allows somebody else to see where they're believing ally or they're believing a label and you're Satan is just not create. The enemy is just not creative so he is lying to all of us on many times. It's in a similar way. And so that brings freedom Joanna when you just shared label that you're struggling with. That helped me pinpoint what? I've been struggling with this week this very week. And that's how the body of Christ and sisters can operate to help one another So I I wanted to say that. I hope that's okay. I'm being you not cool. And then guess just as far as my new name physically actually not just spiritually. Did I get a new name but I got a new physical name as I was going to. Really difficult years.
"joanna" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
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"joanna" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"Enemy loves it for for me. I've found to not only does my flesh. Want to make me feel guilty about absolutely everything and that Joanna you need to do this and this and this but the enemy wants to also get me so running every which way of as you were talking about that I was reminded I had struggled with my weight for years and years and years and Just felt so guilty and promises. God I'm going to be different this year this Monday this week. I'm horn and I would fail. You know and and it was so interesting because just out of nowhere. The Lord spoke to my heart about might might reading addiction. I've loved Christian fixed in and I loved basically I was addicted to the escape and the Lord just put his finger on that and I'm like really. Yeah that's what you want and I tried to argue with him because I really liked my action and it probably narrative I want that and it was interesting that as I obeyed him there. The grace to do it DISAPP- self discipline and self control. That I had absolutely none with my eating. All of a sudden was available for this and as I obeyed him. It ended up being a yearlong fiction fast which was a marketable but in the process. I begin to have self control in my eating and it was interesting. I thought the battle was was my eating and God said no here. That may be a big chain. A big link in your chain but Joanna. Here's where I want you to obey me and as I obeyed in there that bondage to to eating was also loosened and so I think it's just wisdom to let God set the course rather than trying to figure out on our own. Yes I love what you just shared too because I think in our world today we are always looking for an escape and don't always connect the reasons why we're doing what we're doing and so. I think that's so powerful that God was able to just put his finger on that. I can relate to that there's been seasons where you know maybe There were pleasures in my life. That aren't necessarily bad but God is dealing with me about them because they are leading me to do other things and I think about you know the policies. All things are permissible when all things are beneficial to us you know so. It's like but it is. It takes us really leaning in listening to the Holy Spirit to find out God. I know this is permissible. Like I'm not in major trouble for doing this. But like is this beneficial for is is all this net flicks. I Love God. Is this benefiting you probably not so interesting because the Lord? I just have a feeling that even right now. He's putting his finger on some things different things in different hearts. I let me you brought up that verse. You know all things permissible but not all things are beneficial. And then he goes on to sail to are. All things are permissible but I will not be mastered by. I think that's the thing you know win. God does put us on it. I've learned that if there's a pushback that's a place I have got to work through to obedience in that has been kind of true in your journey towards freedom of just as you've let God set the pace that how there some pushbacks. How did you get to that flavor of obedience? I imagine some were easier than others. Yes well I think you know the reason this is so important is because God knows where each of us are and some people listening are literally just trying to survive their life. They're literally just trying to survive their day. And then there's others who have a bit more margin so they can make changes very easily. Maybe they have the resources to make changes or maybe they have the time to make changes and then others who just need some tweaks in order to live at the sort of optimal experience so I think I have known all three of those throughout my life and throughout my journey. There's been times I think about when we had our first baby. I know I'm referring back to this again. We had our first baby. I had so much margin. We had financial margin. We had a lot of help. My mom lived in the same town as she watched her kid several days a week. My job was very very flexible with me. We both had great salaries like it was awesome. We had a home. We had a big backyard. It was beautiful and then fast forward to Having my second baby where we don't have any of those things we have very little help with childcare. Our financial resources have totally changed in. So we have way less margin for me to be able to make sort of optimal living decisions and so I think each of us have to figure out. Okay got how can I make a choice here that is honoring to You? An honoring to me as a person created in your image. What is going to help me live the life that you create before and so I think each of us really do have to lean in and listen to God About what those things are in. It's it's important we do it and it's scary to do it but it's important that we do it and God will give you away out no matter what your season as you know he will give you a next step no matter what your season is so don't feel like if I had more things I would be able to make better choices whether it's with my eating or it's with my Family or it's with my career. I had more options. God I would do better. It's not the Lord knows exactly where you are. He knows exactly what you have and he will give you a next step where you are. And I think that's a powerful thing to know about. God is he's not expecting you to get it together when you have what you need to get together. We'll help you every bit of the process. Goodness for that Voi- I love it. I don't know I just keep going back to that That picture of Jesus as our good good shepherd really does know what we need and I spent so much of my young adult Christian life thinking it was all up to me that I had to figure it out that I had to make it happen in as like we going back to what we talked about as I just got honest and said Yeah. This is not working. Well this is you know I could keep up the charade but I knew in my heart that I wasn't doing well into honest about that to to be willing to go. Okay Cod this. This is not. I don't WanNa live ally anymore in which I think is coming back to your your beautiful book rise of the Truth Teller and you do such a such a good job of just kind of walking us through owning our story being willing to tell it like it is and then the last part of living with holy gumption and you know I think of that girl is like living with holy gumption. I can hardly route a bit in the morning when you describe like I have. No I have no resources the resources that I used to have optimal alive or no longer present. How do you got Ashley? How do we live with holy coercion in the middle of feeling like we're not enough we don't have enough and yet we don't WANNA BE? We don't want our lack to define our life anymore right. What LIVING WITH. Holy Gumption is so powerful because it is not contingent on what you have or what you don't have or who's around you. Or what connections you. What people are connected to like? That is not what living with. Holy GUMPTION MEANS LIVING WITH HOLY. Gumption is having this fundamental understanding that. I was uniquely created. And you are you have been uniquely created and you have something important to contribute to the rest of us and we are not the same without you and so that sense of knowing what drives us to get out of bed. Even if the only thing we're doing is chasing toddlers all day we can still live with holy gumption or even if we're like Gosh on a student in school and I have no idea what I'm doing with my life you can still get up and live with holy gumption or maybe you're an empty Nester and you're figuring out. How do I do this next season of my life? You have something to contribute to us that we so desperately need and that's what it means to live with holy gumption. You were created to do something wonderful in this world and it's not some big thing out there. It's this thing that's right in front of you with the people and the places and the spaces that you are in every single day you are created uniquely to be there and God has a reason that you're sitting in those rooms and God has a reason that those people are sitting in front of you because you have something to give us and it's important that you live that out that's great. I love that I love that so to bring it down though how do because sometimes I think like I you know. We're hearing a lot of messages about living on purpose and living with patch and and find your bliss and there's a lot of their lower. So how do I are you? What are you seeing exactly? Are we just showing up and being available or is it something a little bit more calculated.
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"Are? We are much. We don't have much to give but God we give what we have and we just ask that you would touch it in supernatural blessed and in. He did things we never imagined he could ever do. And he he led me to places. I never imagined I would go which you know you knew that your life too. I win in going. Don't I don't WANNA lead? I don't want have anything to do with leadership I John. I'll do whatever you need to do behind the scenes but don't give me a microphone and don't be in front of people and and so I for those first several years I just I honestly I hid you know and I. I love serving so I. I was enjoying serving. I served wherever I found a need and but I knew deep in my spirit God was calling me to to more But he had to change. Change ME I. I love this part of your story because you really did not want to step into what God was asking you to do. But I've had first hand experience of what God is done through just that willingness to obey. Can you tell Ya that well Yeah I guess I would say I went kicking and screaming For the first WHO Gracious. Probably twelve years We had what we called women's ministries and It it was effective in that the women in the church. Were you know lead and Bible? Study taught to study God's Word and prayer groups and I mean it was beautiful. It was it was very it was very it. Was the girl of the Church meeting together. Which is powerful in important. But we weren't. We weren't seeing it very effective in reaching out beyond the four walls of the church. Does that make sense? Yeah Yeah and and so I. I say this carefully that I was I was somewhat bored with it and I. I did not blend. I didn't love women's ministry. I love IT I. I went because that was what you were supposed to do. If you were a good pastor's wife you were a part of it and you needed to be there and present and you know Joanna during all this these years of ministry where administered an with in that paradigm. I I was God was teaching me To believe that he could use me. You know and so that that's a backdrop for what I'm saying this story I'm telling but anyway my mom led the last six years of the women's ministries before. It took over. She was leading it and she was so effective impresses that she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to step down. And I I remember being like Oh God what are you GonNa do? You'RE GONNA End John. Coming to me. My husband had saying Debbie. You've got to find somebody fast. The church was about renting about two thousand. So you know there was quite a few women in the church and he said you know you need to have you need to find out who God wants to lead this quick and I was like okay. Yeah I do and so. I just was praying. Oh God you need to find somebody Xiaomi who she is quick and and you know not at all thinking it would be me and actually I would say I put blinders on because it was like. I put a sleep mask on my face because I did not want to see where I didn't want to see what I knew. He was saying. I mean honestly I could sense it in my spirit but I was ignoring it and I was ignoring it really well. Yeah And so I found this girl to that. I felt like Oh. She'll be amazing she she was. She was just incredible. She was an author herself when she was in the church and she loved whims ministries. And so I asked her and she said sure I'll take it and she wrote up a plan for a year and I was like Wow Hallelujah. This is amazing God. You're so good. The day. After she accepted the position her mom died in her sleep in. She called me the next morning. Her mom was incredible lady and she called her name her. The girl's name was Pam. She called me. She said Debbie. I just have to tell you I'm going to have to To to not take the position because my mom passed away in the night and and I'm just letting you know that. And she said I'm so sorry and and We prayed together was beautiful time but I got off the phone and you know. I'm just being honest here. I was like God. What are you doing you know? I'm now what you know. And so I went back to prayer and long story short. I took a day in a hotel room and I was just like Lord. I need you to show me what to do. An eight hours on the bed in this hotel room which Kirsi purpose just to be with God because I needed his hell I needed. His help is a leader. I need help to look differently at my situation. I needed to look at it by faith in in. Not In my own Thinking I needed look at it through. His is eight hours in God radically and I can say radically changed my heart and it was like a light bulb went off in my mind and my thinking and my spirit and he called me and what he was calling me and I was running and once I said yes it was like my whole heart change. It was like I was completely different person. Why could not wait to to tell John? John God's changed me I am the one he's calling. I am the one he's saying. Debbie lead and I will give you the everything you need to to accomplish my well. I went from wanting to run from leading women to being so excited. I could not wait to see what he was gonNA do. Yeah but it took me. It took me being obedient. It took me saying yes it took. It took me intentionally spending time with him. He man for him to change my heart And for me too. It just embraced the truth. What he says about all of us that he has designed us to be enough HERP ASLI created us for what he has called us to do and given us everything we need to accomplish. His will And so that was that was the beginning and I can't say well it's been all amazing. It's been hard sometimes hard days and there's been days when I still feel like. Oh what am I doing it so far beyond me and I'm in from that point on the Church's grown in there's moments where like it's outgrown my ability and then God says now it hasn't outgrown mine I loved that hasn't outgrown mindset. Just keep looking to me. Keep spending time with me and I'll keep providing everything you need I think this is so important. Debbie because we always are looking at at what we're able to do in this situation and we miss out on the miraculous and I just WanNa just camp here a little bit because I feel like there's some girls out there that have just been kind of trying to be invisible to God and God's talk and jammies and it may not be big things. Girls may be little steps of obedience and you're I can't get my head around it and I just would encourage. I think this is an important point. Get alone with Jesus boy. He talked about because we we need to. There have been so many moments pivotal moments. I can go back to that. I had to be face down on the rug. I had to get along with Jesus. I had to find out what he thought and what he wanted because he really is. I need you here. This girl's God specializes in changing our hearts. Yes to that woman out there that struggling in her marriage she doesn't love that man anymore. Get alone with Jesus lead in your heart that woman who who has stepped out in bathe and failed and felt like I am never going to believe or trust guide for anything again. I'm just GONNA to hold on until Jesus comes get alone with. Jesus yes leaded fuel your heart. Let.
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"Podcast with Joanna. Weaver episode twenty-eight well the Pastor's wife called fulltime ministry. I love hearing from women who lead well especially women who have that very special relationship with God you know the ones I mean the ones that you can literally sense. This girl walks with. Jesus Will Win I. I met Debbie Lyndale. I knew she was someone special. And in today's episode she shares the journey. God has taken her on both personally as well as in ministry from an insecure twenty year olds who preferred serving in the shadows to a mega church pastors wives to a woman willing to step into a calling for which she felt ill equipped. I know you're GonNa love our conversation because you guys were all call to be minister. All we have to do is be available to God willing to step forward rather than shrink back. Well I am so honored to have my dear dear friend. Debbie Lynn Del with me today. Debbie thanks.
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"Podcast Joanna Weaver episode twenty seven. I'm so honored to have my very best friend with me on the podcast today. You know I was impressed with John. Weaver when I met him family at just thirteen years of age but now so many years later. I'm even more impressed by this man. My husband John. Weaver has shown me the shape of godliness. And he's influenced my walk with God like no one else as part of our special February series on relationships. I'm honored to share him today. Let's get started. Will you guys? I'm super excited to have with me today. My wonderful.
"joanna" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"I don't think there are are I look at like I think. The measure of a life of a believer is is my faith growing. Is My face stronger today to believe for more by Trescott more today than I did yesterday and unfortunately my faith has never grown until it's been I've been pushed into places. I did not choose and I have been left literally with no help but him And so like well I mean if this is what it means if this is part of that discipleship into being quote unquote quote a a twenty nineteen version of a of a of a woman of faith right or a hero of the call myself a hero but I look at like people who back back in Hebrews eleven trusted God and he crazy things and they kept just trusting. God I like well okay. I certainly don't WanNa WanNa miss out on the mystery in the adventure on the other side of surrendered. Yes I don't I don't want to shortcut. That really. Do only have one life here at least on this side any kind of like. Why would I want to quality control that one I know? Isn't it funny. How we keep thinking we really are wiser than the Lord? Yes but the thing that amazes me is as we say the Yes. His grace's released on on our behalf in Abel's us to do the things that we could never ever do on our own. Every time I think about your book and have been thinking about this interview the verse in Matthew Eleven Twenty Three thirty keeps coming to me. It's in the message. Are you tired worn out. Burnt out on religion. Come to me get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show Oh you had to take a real rest walk with me and work with me. Watch how I do it learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't say anything heavy or ill-fitting on you his not live. He's not laying anything heavy or ill-fitting on us he knows huguenots are frame. Keep Company with me. Jesus says and you'll learn to live freely and lightly and that often is in the midst of trial in the midst of testing in the midst of things that we don't always the which was our portion but I am so grateful for your vulnerability in your honesty and just letting us see the way the Lord has worked with you because I just believe God has something for each one of us right in the middle of our pain and we keep thinking we have Davos together and we keep thinking we have to have it figured out. I just I just appreciate you. Rebecca what is if so you could leave one word with the ladies who are listening today. What would she share with them to get comfortable with the paying? Uh No I think I just I think it's about leading him in those moments of struggle struggle like lighting ourselves letdown like you don't have to keep carrying it and you don't have to keep pretending that everything's okay say that there's a real comfort in a piece that comes from release and honesty and sometimes like proudly when this podcast is done I'll go have a good cry on knees in a closet because that's my place but it's also because they're such a washing and cleansing there's like living being water that comes When we just let it go or we lay it down and we're we're just reminded again that he is at the helm and sees everything everything and he has so much in store for us and this bounty that he has for us as readily available? Now it's not like you have to do for more things to get it. You actually could just show up and go okay for today. The daily portion I need. I need it right right now. And he won't withhold it. He doesn't deny a heart expectant his a reward of those who diligently seek him and I think man that's how awesome bullet can be. Yeah letting complicated goes back to that. The Thorn in Paul side in in God said my grace it sufficient for you so lord. Would you just help us access that grace today Lord wherever these women are whatever they're going through Lord Board may the fine you in the middle of their pain and may we all lord just discover the rhythms of grace. You are not driving us. You are not setting us up to fail. You are right there beside us in your grace is at work on our behalf. Ensalada I just think you. I think you for this message that you've given Rebecca and the message that you're continuing to write on her life. We just pray pray for every woman out there that needs to find you metal the messy middle. It find that you are more than enough in Jesus name Amen. Amen thank you Thank you sweet. Rebecca I cannot wait to see what God does in new through you through this book through women who just make themselves available guy appreciate you my friend so much. Thank you so joy take care well my friend. Even if life hasn't hasn't turned out the way you plan please now that Jesus is right there beside you he understands the struggles you face in. Oh how he cares about the anxieties and the stress that wants to overwhelm your soul. Hebrews Four fifteen tells us that she's consent but the highs with our weaknesses says because he was tested and tried in every way that we are so you can let him love you today. You can let him wrap his arms around you and and renew and infuse you with his strength is hope in his joy he wants to show you the rhythms of renewal that you need today to learn more about Rebecca and her book you can visit the show notes at Joanna. WEAVER BOOKS DOT COM forward slash zero twenty four. You'll find other living living-room episodes that are kind of geared to this topic and I'm going to encourage your soul but I hope you'll also check out my newest resource. It's called moving forward. It goes along along with the last episode for ways to move forward in the new year. If you're feeling a little stuck a little discouraged I hope you'll download these sheets because I think they're gonNA give you a chance to get in touch with God and the wisdom. You need to leave the past behind and step out into everything he has for you in the coming in year. Well as always if you know someone who might benefit from this podcast you can share the link on social media or by text by clicking on the three little dots down by the volume bar. At least that's kind of where it looks. Looks like on my phone as I listened to apple podcasts and if the living room is blessing you personally early I hope you'll leave a rating or review. It really does help. Get these important messages. Like Rebecca's into the hands of people who need them most While until next time my friend I hope you'll let God heal your heart and renew year saw so that you can keep living and lobby and leading like chiefs..
"joanna" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"Those those crumbles still are GonNa come in days. We're tired we don't feel good things aren't going that way And it is just a reminder that okay we don't need to start from the beginning of the conversation we you kind of just pick up as the little reminders encouraging each other and it's not like jumping on them when they grumble like we do this book you can never grow again. This is reminding into them. We've been working on this and You know we need to pull out that scripture again or whatever so it's just a continual reminder and I think that's it's going to be that way for the rest of allies like it's never going to be like we've conquered this you know we've ever come this bet it's that reminder that yes we still prone to rumble. We stop rumbling. Sooner we tuned turn to God sooner and I think that is a wonderful results. I love it I love it. Well what would you see that Atma who is in the middle of it right now or or maybe or maybe. It's that grandma who is raising her grandchildren and they've come with a whole bunch of baggage and she finds her normal cool. Just losing it all the time. What what would you you encourage them today? What's one place? They could start now so one of the things that helped me the most Help change the most was was to point out not just when the kids are grumbling but point out when they do say thank you or when they're doing something right I think so many times times's so easy to point out the negative and said the positive and so I think the biggest change came when my kids would be doing their chores and instead of me going in there and you forgot here unit vacuum over here you do this better when I went in there and said wow. You're really doing a good job wiping out the sink. I could really see that you were taking taking pride in that and You know that you are maturing and it could be the respite kitchen. It's a mess. They're like wiping at the state and then all of a sudden it's like. Oh Oh wait MOMS noticing and One of my daughters. I remember telling her what a great job she has been wiping off the counter in one little spot and all of a sudden she's like Oh and she ended up moving everything off counters wiping everything down to in a really good job because I pause and I noticed her and I thanked her and I showed her that I appreciated what she did instead of. Just myself grumbling or saying hey you need to do a better job here and I think whether you have a two year old or you have a fifteen eighteen year old. Just noticed something that they're doing right and praise them for thank them for it and it's amazing that kids just eat that up and they want that they want. We know that people are paying attention that they are appreciated for what they do So I would say if you take one thing away from that just started doing that with your kids and I think you will notice a change in attitudes. I love it. I've actually been doing that with myself catching myself. I self doing not grumbling or getting myself when I don't give in to frustration and just job Joanna uh-huh and I know that you held your time. Craig Yeah Yeah I think I think sometimes we go there. I did it again. I'm just I'm just just a grumbler and and I've just asked the Laurie I don't. I don't want frustration to be my constant fault. You know and for me like pausing as you talked about giving myself grace when I mess up Catching myself just you. You know I may feel it. I may think it made some words can slip out but I can stop myself in the process before I let it go on and on. Are there any any little tips. You found for yourself with grumbling well and I think one thing for me because we have so many people in this house is just tell myself like I think huges need at three minute break you know and so I just I love how you said grace. 'cause that God spoke to me over and over again like give yourself grace and I will just tell my kids kids. I'll be back in because we home school. I mean they're around me all the time. Unlike Mommy just needs I'll say three minutes or five minutes and I'll just go in my room lamb. I bed take some deep breaths like because I mean honestly there are sometimes that there are things that no-one would fault me for grumbling about the hard stuff and the reface hard stuff as parents and it's people and just realizing like God. I'm coming to you. I just need your strength right now. I did you see your piece. I just need a big for us. I just needed a relaxed moment. I think it is when we're always busy. Always moving always doing this things. We don't take time to connect with God and yes. I love my quiet time in the morning. Sometimes I will just pull away a pull up my Bible APP and just look through some verses and just give myself like okay. I just need this break break from the kids or for whatever and just give myself that grace take a minute and income before God and he is so faithful in those moments even if it's just five minutes like I just feel like a with me I can handle whatever's going on and Yes I like grumbling or yes. There's maybe something that No one would follow me for grumbling about which just turning it over to him like it's yours. I know that you're here and I I give this to you. And that makes such a huge difference in probably like every day of my life like every day in my life because no like mom needs five minutes and even tell them don't open the door. MOM needs five minutes. It's a daily thing around here. I love it well. It's it's that time out. That isn't a punishment but it's a gift to just get our hearts right before the Lord in and invite him into the equation. I just love it if you would pray for those ladies out there you know. Some of them don't have kids but the they've just found that their their attitude to just pretty much horrible right now and they need the Lord's help. I think all of us no matter what season. We're in what what kind of life we have I think this whole issue of grumbling and complaining is a big one so I just love to have you closed this in prayer. Sure absolutely dear God. I Brian just so thankful that I could come to you for myself and for my friend Joanna and for all the listeners out there and Lord we just lift ourselves to God. I'd lift everyone wine listening after you. Lord I thank you God that we do not have a spirit of fear but of power and love and self control and even over our time and and over are grumbling and you will help us in these moments. This is not something that surprises you. You had to deal with it Lord over and over again you deal with if that with us but I just thank you that we can come to you that you give us grace and the ut just to give ourself grace I pray Lord that if there's deeper heart stuff that that we really need to address that we will just open it up before you got and help us to just fill like we don't have to hide from you any longer and just the pill back those layers of for heart Lord. I thank you so much that you have the transforming power and that you will come to us give us loves a joy the peace the patience of self control everything that we need that we can turn to God. I pray that you will just be with us. I pray that you will help us be an influence to those around us and that people will notice a difference as we continue to turn over to you incent. That are grumbling when it changes into Thanksgiving that people will notice a change in. Ask us about it. And we'll I'll have a chance to share about what you're doing in our lives and I just pray I just thank you so much for my friend. Joanna just bless her your name we pray Amen Amen Amen All. That was so good. Yeah you're Oh you guys I just love talking to Tricia Eh. She's just so real and she's so honest and yet she has so much wisdom and practical advice. I really believe that everything could change if we would begin to discipline our mouths and are grumbling hearts. So will you do that with me. Will you take up that challenge to help us. Trish is created several things that I I think you're going to enjoy the first. Is The thirty day grumble free challenge. You can sign up for at her website but also she's going to have a private facebook group. That's a book quad squad that walks you through each chapter and just gives you a chance to have community to bounce. Things off of celebrate wins into Tacoma. Confess those failures. There's something about doing it together. That really helps change the way we talk in the way we live but I've also created some special gifts I'd love to have new check out. You know as we exchange gratitude for are grumbling. I think that might decade in review that I talked about about in episode twenty. One could really help. You can sign up for that over at the show notes but also were got speak is our new Bible reading challenge and you can sign up for a free bobble reading journal complete with space to just Record what gottesman speaking to you through your reading. We're we're just doing a chapter a day. This year really doable. It's really easy. I think you're going to really enjoy it. And we also have a wonderful community over at my facebook page where we share share. What God's been speaking to our hearts you can find all these links over at Joanna? WEAVER BOOKS DOT COM forward slash zero to two. Oh you guys I just want to encourage you. I want to encourage you to open your heart to what the Lord might want to do in your life this year. You know he is a God who who loves to come alongside. He not only shows us what we need to change. He gives you the power to do it and with his help you guys we can be people who speak words of life not grumbling murmuring complaining words. Well until next time you guys I just want to know you are loved in you got a guy was on your side and more than willing and able to help you become grumble free girl so that you and I can live in love.
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"Us to be you're listening to the living-room podcast with Joanna Weaver Episode Sixteen so we all felt it I know you had we immediately have a fight reflex or maybe a flight reflect maybe we just freeze we don't know what to do with that person just did or said some of us we just kind of back off and we just shut down and we kind of just have a slow simmering anger others of us what we turned into like a one man justice league complete with an outfit working advantage all evils all wrongs done to us and everyone we love but here's the reality oh you guys we know we need to forgive that's what God has called us to as Christians yes there's going to be injustice there's going to be unfairness Are GonNa be wrong really really really wrong some of you. I know who are listening you've had abuse in your past some of you have been violated needed some of you have been betrayed some of you have been abandoned some of you have been slandered and that hurt if it's not dealt with can really really destroy our lives the Jesus is offered as a way to be free of what people do to us and it's the HAP- forgiveness I know I know just the word just the word makes some of us just kind of recoil because we're thinking Joanna you have no idea what gone through how could you ever asked me to forgive but you guys I'm not asking you God is God is the next couple of solo episodes. I'm going to be talking about what do we do when life treats US unfair how do we handle offenses because you know what I really believe that as John Bibby your calls it it is the bait of Satan and his number one ploy to take us out as Christians in luke seventeen one Jesus said it is impossible that no offenses should calm things are going to happen this fallen world surrounded by fall and people were going to be hurt but what we do with that hurt is going to determine our destiny that great Cuervo is scandal on and it can mean snare or stumbling block but the original word refers to the part of the trap that holds the Bait boy isn't that true that temptation to be offended is so tantalizing it almost feels irresistible as if it's impossible apple for us not to be offended in yet while we can be hurt what we do with that hurt really depends on our choice because here's the deal forgiveness isn't a feeling it's a choice and if we do not we do not follow all of the commands scriptures to that hurt is going to turn into resentment that resentment is going to turn into offended spirit in a hardened heart you know I think sometimes even as Christians we struggled to forgive because we really don't trust God and that's that's where this whole topic has come from I been writing about the unaffordable heart of Jesus in how we need to cultivated in our lives in yet it starts here it starts with forgiveness the boy there isn't there something within us that resists that I know I felt it in my own life I think sometimes we we don't Wanna forgive because we really I believe that people have ruined our lives that their choices their actions have disqualified us from God's best we don't see how God could redeem it but oh my goodness you guys got specializes in taking everything that the enemy meant for evil and working for good think other times we feel obligated to be offended to be angry you know somebody needs to make that person pay but instead it's us who's pain forgiveness sometimes feels like we're saying that what they did doesn't matter but that isn't the truth you guys listen what they did was wrong but forgiveness is simply resigning our position as judge jury and executioner and we're giving not only the hurt but also the person over to the only righteous judge that has got but I think also we struggle because in hand that person over to God we're secretly afraid that he might do what he usually does and that is be merciful and like if that person actually repented he would actually forgive them and that just doesn't work for us but you know what God takes forgiveness very seriously not just because it re Alexa our heart towards him what he's done for us but because I'm per guinness literally eats away at our sole physical issues depression critical nece negatively judgmental nece an inability to have healthy relationships. You know here's the problem with picking up an offense and offended heart is easily offended it infects other relationships secondly were not just mad with one person we're Mad with the world seems like everybody is lining up to hurt us so we build up walls that's what an unforgiving heart does but problem is it might protect us from people but also keeps us away from guy in case you wonder what God thinks about forgiveness will Jesus include edited in the Lord's Prayer in Matthew six nine through thirteen in first twelve he invites us to pray he gives us a pattern of prayer you should pray forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors in case we didn't realize how important it was he closes his teaching on the Lord's prayer with I fourteen fifteen with these really pretty straightforward words for if you forgive men when they sin against you Jesus says your heavenly father will also forgive you but if you do not forgive him in there since your father will not forgive your sins who I know that's that is tough talk isn't it especially in the face of our hurt but it really comes down to this how forgiven to you want to be because with the major you forgive you will be forgiven boy I tell you I I understand how hard forgiveness can be I walked through some pretty hard times in my life some betrayals that I believe the enemy wanted to take me out he wanted to destroy not only me but my friends I write about one situation in my book having Mary Spirits allowing God to change from the inside out and talk about a time when just the enemy got in and caused divisions in some of my closest friendships a team of women who had faithfully served alongside of me in women's ministry but a little seed of discord we begin to love our opinions more than we'd loved each other and all of a sudden all of my closest relationships imploded and I was so hurt it so unfair in yet in the process of just bringing that hurt Jesus the Lord Begin to reveal some things in my soul that he Senate to heal yes what had happened was unfair it was not just but by holding onto unforgiveness I was not only binding my friends as the Bible says whatsoever things are bound on earth are bound in heaven but I was finding myself how much better how much better are you guys to bring that hurt to Jesus because here's the thing forgiveness isn't.
"joanna" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"Was responsible for a whole whole bunch of different things and a lot of step was on my plate and to be honest I felt a little overwhelmed but God was so good to give me the strength to complete all of those responsibilities and yet afterwards. I just felt like a hit a wall. Have you ever had that happen like just <hes> things are going great but then Bam there you are and you don't quite know how to get over it or under it or around it. All you know is that you feel a little bit stock in I had still had some really important things that I needed to get some forward movement on but I it was like I was slogging through wet cement and I just couldn't get any forward forward momentum. You know sometimes discouragement stops small and it's just kind of that niggling thing and we're able to distract ourselves with business but if we don't if we don't deal with that discouragement sometimes it can start to grow until it's like a heavy cloud. The dictionary defines discouragement as a loss of confidence or enthusiasm and boy. Did I feel that during that time I think all of us have those times in maybe even today's Today's one of those loss of confidence and you don't feel too enthusiastic sort of days. What do we do well? I was reminded of David and the story that's told in I Samuel thirty he and his mighty man had experienced a great victory for when they got back to their village they found it destroyed and all of their children and wives stolen by raiders. The men were so upset so overwhelmed with grief and anger in discouragment that they actually talked of Tony David. You know I try to put myself in the place of David I. I think that I would have been a little bit upset with them. After all. I've done for those guys they were turning on me. I mean he was dealing with his <music> own discouragement his own grief though owned heaviness of responsibility of this terrible tragedy I love what bursts six tells us but David strengthened himself in the Lord and I oh I think that's what you and I need to do on those days where there's just a little bit of discouragement in on those days when we have hit a wall of discouragement that just has left us fallen flat. We need to number one get alone with God. I think that that's how David strengthened himself in the Lord. I found that it's really hard to strengthen myself in the Lord in the middle of life. I need to get a loan with him and then I need to pour my heart out to him. I guess what you guys he can handle. He can handle it. He can handle our pain and our confusion our frustration and fear even our anger he can handle all our questions but we can't and if we keep all of that bottled up inside if we don't pour it out him it's GonNa come out. Sideways girls and it's not gonNA be pretty. I think that I could probably say that from experience. Discouragement bottled up will come out in some sort of negative way so get alone with God but the number to invite God into the equation you know. I think a lot of my discouragment comes from the fact that I believe the lie that I'm all alone and it's all up to me. I have to figure out I have to figure it out. There's no one to help me in. No wonder I'm overwhelmed discouraged because here's the deal my wisdom Kim. My strength is limited but the good news is this God strength and wisdom isn't and he invites us in James One twenty two to ask him for wisdom. The Bible says if anyone lacks wisdom he should ask God God who gives generously to all in the listen to this part without finding fault in other words. He doesn't say hey listen girl. I gave you wisdom yesterday and you totally ignored it no wisdom for you. He's she's not like that instead. He invites us to come to him and ask him for wisdom. In James went twenty two promises it will be given him. I've found that when I get alone with God and invite him into to the equation pouring out my heart to him something happened so beautiful it's as though he helps me to step back from the situation and begin to have the perspective that I need his perspective. I love this graphic that I I saw on facebook. Last year. It was a picture of a ruler or a scale of some sort on the left side and then these words said how big is your problem on a scale from zero to God you know when. And we bring God into the equation and we begin to get his perspective. We see what looks like an impassable obstacle to us is really an opportunity to go deeper with Jesus and to see him move in our lives in ways that we've never experienced before so get alone with God invite God into the equation in the number three declare what you know not what you feel. Oh my goodness you guys. I am a big feeling girl. I tell you what I am constantly dealing with my emotions and if I'm not careful I can I can get caught in the cycle of negative self-talk nursing in rehearsing my my issues and my inabilities my fear and learning that I need to give myself a good talking to emphasis on good kind of like David did when he said why so downcast Oh my soul put your hope P- in God it sounds kind of silly but the Lord has been having me do something a little unusual the last couple of weeks he's challenged me to look in the mirror and speak words of life over myself rather rather than words of death words like you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength Joanna. Oh Joanna he will never leave you or forsake youth. The Lord is your Helper Joanna. You don't need to be afraid in something. Beautiful happens. It's as though that darkness is pushed back in an I find myself standing up a little straighter in feeling a little stronger all because I've declared what I know rather than what I feel number four do the next right thing. Remember our podcast episode with Emily Freeman. I think it's <hes> episode three where she encouraged us to do the next right thing in love. I think so many times when I'm discouraged I get so focused on what I can't do. I miss what I can do so want to encourage you. Look at what's in front of you. You may not be able to accomplish that thing that task that. Net is out of reach right now but there are things that you can do right now. Maybe maybe you need to get out of your bedroom and out from underneath the sheets in go visit a friend of maybe you need to go for a walk or wash. Some dishes break the inertia and the feeling of sickness by doing something do what you can do in the entrust guide to do the rest in finally. I'd like to encourage you to take courage. Take courage because what is discouragement except really a loss of courage. We had it at one time but now it's gone. It feels like the bottom of our hope has fallen out in everything looks black in our inspiration has gone and we don't know if it will ever come back couple of weeks ago my friend to Nokia sent me this conversation that she'd had with God on a text message. It said this I said Lord Lord give me courage. He said take courage. I've already given it oh well. I'll tell you what those words just. Kinda hit me like a two by four up against the head because I had been doing exactly the opposite. I've been asking to help me. I've been pleading I ranked rather than reaching out and accepting what Jesus has already given in John Sixteen thirty three Jesus tells us in the world you will you'll have tribulation but take courage. I have overcome the world while discouragment paralyzes US courage helps us take the next step. Even though nothing in our situation may have changed changed when we take courage we change and girls it's right there. I want you to imagine Jesus just with his hands outstretched with courage with strength wisdom with everything you need for your situation wasted. He's extending it to you and he's saying take it's yours. We're going to have those terrible horrible. No good very bad days every single one of us if you haven't had one lately it's come in my friend but. Rather than giving in to the discouragement I would encourage you to get alone with God invite him into the equation. Declare what you know not what your feel do the next right thing and then take the courage that he offers what if David hadn't strengthened himself in the Lord that day what if he'd given into the anger or given into the grief what if he'd given into despair I didn't realize this but first Samuel thirty and and that whole story of the raiders took place just a few days before saw died in battle in David was crowned King sometimes our greatest discouragements come before our greatest victories and that's why it's so important to push through discouragment with the Lord's help and refused to give into hopelessness and despair Joshua one nine is one of my favorite verses. It's my son Joshua's favourite versus as well. God says these words to Joshua when he was feeling discouraged. The immense task of leaving God's people after Moses died got said to him have not commanded you be strong. Encourages do not be terrified. Do not be discouraged for the Lord. Your God will be with you wherever you go and I want you to take those words to heart today. Jesus is right right here with you. He's holding your hand. He's going to lead you. He's going to give you the wisdom you need. Don't walk this day alone. Invite cheeses to walk it with you well. I hope that's been encouraging to you I now I needed to hear those things again today. Because life can be difficult but we have a mighty mighty guide who's not only willing to give us the strength and wisdom we need but he's willing to give us the courage we I need to do the brave thing the hard thing even if the bravest and hardest thing we do is getting out of bed. I love you Fran. I'm just so grateful that you're tuning into these podcasts. It means so much to have you leave comments on facebook and at the blog as well as leaving reviews on itunes in means a lot if you're not part of our private facebook group the Living Room I'd love to have you join us. Just go to facebook dot..
"joanna" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
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"joanna" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"To tune in each week to new episodes. I can even scroll and find topics that speak to my heart. And so as. I really thought about what I wanted. This new podcast to be like, I keep that in mind because you know, what all of us needing courage now, and then life can get really crazy. And even though we have a heart to know Jesus sometimes that desire can kind of get shoved to the side. And so I began to think in imagine what what would it be like to interview different guests and have them share tips and tools for a growing our walk with God and living a life that really glorifies him. But also I wanted to do solo shows because to be honest, I I feel that God's just taught me so much as I've made my heart available to him as I've allowed him to put his finger on things in my life. And challenge me he's released grace to change me as I've simply agreed with the diagnosis over time. He's proud secure. And so I'm excited to show. Share topics like hammering out forgiveness in in what it means to have intimacy with God in the business of life. So that's going to be a lot of what we do. You might be wondering. Well, I really have no idea who you are Joanna. We'll let me tell you. First of all, I am a girl a hick from the sticks. I'm Joanna from Montana, but I was born and raised here on my husband, and I are blessed to pastor a church here and and have been in full time ministry for over three decades, which makes me feel really really old. We are parents to three amazing children. Just finally had my first grand babies in their incredible. I'll probably be talking about them. But you know, what the thing I'm most passionate about is Jesus. I love him. He has become so real to me, and I can't wait to have him become your best friend as well. Also, I left the church. I'm crazy about the church. I've leave it's God's best idea for the world. And I'm looking forward for to share tips for leading and loving and living more like Jesus in all of the different areas of our lives. You know, as I was thinking about this podcast and doing research on how to start one everybody said that you needed to niche down or niche down or nice down or whatever it is that where it is a that. I needed just kinda come down to. One thing that I was going to focus on for this podcast between honest. I'm not a one focus kind of girl. I I'm a multi passionate woman. I am a mom, and I wanna be the vest mama can be I m a wife, and I want to loving supportive wife. I'm a pastor's wife, and I wanna learn how to lead women and lead our church to the best of my Valle villages. So so I can't just choose one topic. And I hope you'll be okay with that. Because I kind of sneaking suspicion that you're not a one dimensional girl either that you wear many hats in sight help that this podcast will be a place where you're inspired, you're encouraged, but that you also go away with tools for for living in loving and leading like Jesus that you can actually apply to your every day life..
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