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A highlight from The Cause of Conversion
"Thank you gang, good morning everyone. Typically when I'm preparing a sermon I do my very best to make sure that it's balanced and here's what I'm looking for when I say balanced. There are lots of ways you can deliver a passage of the Bible and I'm trying my best to keep some parts of the sermon theological and some parts practical. If you aren't familiar with that first word, as I wasn't until I was like in my late teens, theological meaning I want us to think, I want us to think right thoughts about God. That's theology. And then practical, based on what we know about God, I want us to act. So a sermon, I try my best to balance them, theological thinking about God and practical acting on what we know about God. And yet when you go through the Bible, some parts of it are more one than the other. And that's okay, that's the way the Bible works. Today is going to be one of those messages that are a little bit more heavy on the theological side than the practical side. So on days like that you have to pray and you have to ask God, remember what Jesus said? We're supposed to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our mind. So I'm going to ask that God would grant a very attentive mind. Because I'm going to ask you to worship the Lord your God through the word with a mind that thinks right thoughts about God. So Lord, that's our goal. We want to think. You've given us a mind, a working mind to be able to think. It's unlike the animals who can't think didactically like we can, but we can rationalize. We can think in ways that honor you and we can think in ways that don't honor you. So I'm asking that you would grant first, that you would grant in this room a very attentive mind, that we would all aim our minds toward God to tune out other thoughts and to just spend a little time on a Sunday thinking about nothing else but the greatness of the glory and the beauty and the majesty of our great God. So help us now as we worship through the word to love you by thinking about you. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. We're in John chapter four. So if you have a Bible, grab it, open it, go to John. That's in the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, fourth book of the New Testament and open to the fourth chapter. We're almost done with it, sort of almost done with it. We're about three quarters of the way through with it. Let me catch you up as you're tuning there. Jesus has been having a conversation with an immoral Samaritan woman, and no one wants to be around this woman, but Jesus did. And so he intentionally met her at the well. And boy, what a meeting they've had. John, the writer of this book, records the true historical account of what happened between Jesus and the Samaritan woman, and we've gone through most of it. Let me tell you what we've seen so far. Right now, Jesus has revealed certain things to this woman that she's gone away from this conversation knowing only one thing. She doesn't know about the cross, she doesn't know about the grave, she doesn't know about anything except she knows one thing. I met a man who told me everything there was to know about me. And she runs off and tells the townspeople, who she's going to in our passage today. She doesn't know about him being a savior yet. She just knows, I met a man who has the ability to tell me things that a mere man doesn't have. So she thinks, I just met a prophet. That's it. That's all she knows. Last Sunday, if you were here, as you're reading through John 4, John takes a pause, and he tells us this other lesson that's related that Jesus wanted to teach his disciples about this. And here's, in a nutshell, what that lesson was. Jesus says, look around you guys, God's field is full and it's ready for the picking with women and people just like this woman. The time has come when God's mission field is full of women like this one I'm talking to, women and men and children whom God wants to save. They're unconverted and God wants to bring them to the truth. And so now John is going to bring us back to what happened with the woman. So there's a story about the woman, I'm going somewhere with this, follow me, story about the woman, an intentional pause, and then it returns to the narrative about the woman. If you were paying close attention last week, if anybody comes up to me afterwards and says they knew this, I'm going to be shocked. If you were paying close attention last week, I skipped three verses. Usually I go one verse, then the next verse, then the next verse. We don't skip anything. And that's a big no -no. We don't skip verses. And so I skipped three verses because as I was studying, I realized these really belong with the text I'm going to show you today. So I purposely skipped them to save them for today. So here's what we're going to do. We're going to look at those three verses I skipped, which is found in verse 28, 29, and 30. Then we're going to skip the passage I preached on last Sunday, which is verse 31 through 38. And we're going to take the part I skipped and join it to the part where you'll see why. Can I show you why? This reads, this portion, you're going to go, wow, that reads so smoothly. It's almost like there was no interruption. Watch how smooth the narrative goes now, okay? So starting in verse 28, where I skipped, 29 and 30, then jumping down to 39, the narrative reads smooth. Check this out. So the woman, she's just finished talking with Jesus, and now this is what happens after. So the woman left her water jar and went away into the town and said to the people, come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ? They went out of the town and were coming to him. Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, he told me all that I ever did. So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. And many more believed because of his word. They said to the woman, it's no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the savior of the world. Now, there is a primary lesson that most preachers, when they preach this passage or if you've ever been in a Bible study or a Sunday school class, there's one primary lesson that's being taught here. In the job of an interpreter, you when you're home and you open your Bible in the morning with your cup of coffee or your spot of tea or whatever you drink and you're reading the Bible, you're all interpreters at that moment, there's only one lesson. And the job is to get at that one lesson. What did the author mean? If we get somewhere else, we've missed the interpretation. So our job is to find out what John meant by what he wrote and then get at that meaning. The meaning of this is not real difficult. It's very simple. Here's what happened. A woman had an encounter with Jesus and she went home and told everybody about it. That's it. That's the story. That's what happened. So if this passage is preached a hundred times this year in a hundred different churches all over the world, 99 out of a hundred times, here's what the sermon's going to be about. She's a witness. She's really the first witness in the Gospel of John. And so the message is going to be about witnessing. And they'll tell you, go home and do likewise. And they'll take you through it piece by piece, showing you how she witnessed, because she did a good job, and they'll say, this is how you witnessed. And I'm telling you, that is the faithful way to handle this text. A hundred percent of the time, that's the way to do it. I'm not going to do that today. Here's why. Knowing the majority of the people at our church and knowing that the majority of you have been in church your whole life, you've probably heard this preached 20 times. And I'm knowing that I could give you the main lesson in about 30 seconds, which I just did. I want to show you how the Bible can be like an onion, like an onion, and how you could read this. My grandmother's 105. You're probably getting tired of me telling you that. She woke up this morning and read her Bible for close to an hour. I'm telling you. You know how I know? She's done it her whole life. She's probably read this passage 105 times, I'm exaggerating. Every time, there's some new layer of the onion that gives her food for her soul. I want to peel back a layer. Again, there's only one meaning, but there's lots of ways, vantage points, to look at that one meaning and glean new food from this never -ending nourishment that is God's word. In narratives like the one we're reading, especially the gospel narratives where you're reading about a true historical account, this really happened in history, and where there's lots of different people in the story, you can look at it from her perspective or the perspective of Jesus or the perspective of the Samaritans. If there were other people, we could read it from different perspectives, and every time you do, you peel back a new layer of the onion. Isn't the Bible awesome? It'll keep you nourished for the rest of your life. Well, this week, I looked at the woman and I said, Lord, I'll preach this. If that's what you want, I'll just go and I'll preach a message on witnessing. I just couldn't do it. I wanted to peel back a little bit and look at this from the lens of the Samaritans. I wanted to see how it was that God converted them through first this woman and then through an encounter with Jesus. And so this morning, what we're going to do is we're going to do a case study in conversion. The Samaritans were my focus this week, which is why I've entitled this sermon, the 20th sermon, by the way, in our series through John, The Cause of Conversion. Would you give me two minutes before we start picking apart this text? Would you give me two minutes to define conversion? Because I imagine that there might be a lot of different definitions that people would come up with as to what that word means. What is that? Most people may have grown up believing, as I did, that conversion was the same exact thing as being born again. It isn't. Oh, it's related. As a matter of fact, you might think of conversion as the other side of the coin of being born again. Let me explain. Get your thinking cap on. Here we go. Being born again, theologians have a term for it just like they do conversion, and the term is regeneration. How many of you have heard the term regeneration before? How many of you have read the book of Genesis? Genesis is the beginning. When you were born, you had a Genesis. When you were born again, you had a re -Genesis. God made your birth happen again on the inside. Conversion is not the same thing, and here's how. What happens on the inside when you're born again, when God takes your dead soul, which is the way you were born, you're dead in your sins, so was I, when God makes you alive to Christ, that happens at the soul or the heart level, and at that very same instant, you mind falls, but at that very same instant, after God makes you alive, something happens in the mind. What happens in the mind is conversion, and it's really important. Here's why it's important. Look what Jesus said. This is going to get juicy. Jesus said, truly I say to you, unless you are, say the word, and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. So you tell me, is conversion important? You better believe it. Here's the word Jesus used. He used the Greek word, strepho, which simply means, look on the screen, to be changed, or a better definition, to turn and go another direction. Someone is born again. At that moment, their eyes are open to see the truth. Once that happens at the soul level, something happens instantaneously in the mind. In the mind, you are able to believe the truth about Jesus. You see him as he truly is. You no longer see your old life the way that it was. You turn away from it, and you turn to something new. That is the moment when conversion begins. It continues throughout your life. God continues to make you into something new. We call that process sanctification. It starts the moment you're converted, and it continues throughout your life. He's continually renewing your mind, changing how you see first God, then you, then the world, then every little thing continues this process of being converted into the image of Jesus Christ. So conversion is the flip side of the coin of regeneration, but it's not exactly the same thing. caused Conversion is by having the eyes of your heart opened, listen to these words, to a knowledge of God that you were prior blind to, and it's this spiritual knowing and believing that I see in this text. Martyn Lloyd -Jones said something about conversion that I think sums it up better than anybody else. Look what Martyn Lloyd -Jones said. He said conversion is the first exercise of the new nature. So once you're born again, the first thing you do, the first act is conversion in ceasing from old forms of life, my old sinful life, and starting a new life. It's the first action of the regenerate soul in moving from something, something I used to be, to this new life. That's the best definition of conversion that I could find, a way that I think will be helpful to you in your life in understanding salvation. In this text, I see a great case study of how conversion works. These people went from believing something to suddenly having their eyes opened to see something new. If you did what I did, some people, it's funny, they think that preachers somehow have some supernatural funnel from God where he pours information in your head. That is not at all what happens to a preacher. It's just discipline. That's all it is. Discipline to study the Scriptures and sit in it and sit in it, and then when you're done, sit in it some more. And God does for a preacher what he would do for you if you spent as much time in a text as I do. I spend on average about 20 hours a week preparing for a sermon, roughly 20 hours, sometimes more, sometimes less. If you spent as much time as I did in this little text, I promise you, you'd start to see little observations popping out, little things you're like, oh, I never saw that before. And if you spent as much time with me this week looking at this text and looking at it, looking at it, looking at it, can I show you a few things that might start popping out to you? There are three because statements in this text. If you're reading in the morning in 20 minutes and you're reading the story about the woman at the well, you're not going to stop on the word because, would you? Because it's just the because. No one stops at the word because. But if you did stop, you would see the cause of things. Can I show you these three because statements in the text? Take a look. I put them on the screen for you. Well here's the whole text. You'd see these three because statements. Here are the three because statements popping out. Put those up for me, Logan. You have the first one? Poor Logan. The first because statement, we'll get to the second one in a second, many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony. So they believed in him because of the woman's testimony. Look at the second because statement. Now Logan. And many more believed in him because of his word. But now here's the cause that changed my whole trajectory of this sermon, verse 42. They said to the woman, look at this, look church, it is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves. And we know, it's the first time this word is used in the chapter, we know that this is indeed the savior of the world. Church, look at me. Something caused the water bottle. What was it? Me. I pushed it. All I want to do is look at this text as a case study of what caused you to be born again, to be converted. I want to look at this as a case study to see what caused them to be converted so that you will know first how to pray for your unbelieving family, but second even more importantly, to know whether or not you're converted. There are lots of people who've been going to church for years who may not be converted. There is a major difference between being convinced and being converted. There is a major difference between being convinced about Jesus and being converted by Jesus. Not all belief is the same kind of belief. I'm telling you, I want to show you this morning, based on verse 42, there's a journey, a progression of conversion that I want to show you in this text. They were convinced and called by this woman's testimony, but they were not yet converted because they did not yet know him. There is a kind of belief in Jesus that does not cause conversion. It's the kind that maybe the brother of Jesus was talking about when he wrote this. Look on the screen. You say that you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Well, good for you. Even the demons say the word. Wait a second. And they tremble in terror. So according to James, there's a category of belief that does not cause a creature, a human creature or a demonic creature, to be converted. So just because you see belief in the Bible doesn't mean it's the same kind of belief that leads to conversion. My prayer all week this week is that God would bring us somebody who needed to be converted today. What I aim to show you in this case study is the call to salvation used by God. This woman was used by God to invite them. Being convinced about Jesus. And then finally being converted to Jesus. Here's the big idea. I'm going to spell it out for you. If you want to snap a photo of this with your phone so that you can't forget it, it's fine with me. Some people are convinced because of a personal testimony. And God uses personal testimonies to convince people. Others are convinced because of a personal experience. Lots of people have had spiritual experiences and God uses those to convince people. But there's only one cause of conversion. The cause of conversion is knowing Christ as personal Savior. Let me show you this in the text. I'm going to split the big idea into three parts. Everybody still with me? Part number one. Some people, they're called during someone's testimony. They feel God calling to them. And they're convinced when they hear someone give a personal testimony. But it's not the same thing as being converted. Here's what I'm going to show you in this text. God has been pleased down through church history to use people's personal testimonies. To draw people to himself. Theologians call this an effectual call. He calls out to people, come to Jesus. Come to Jesus. By the testimony of someone that you love or a friend. And people feel and hear God's call. But it's not the same thing as being converted. Let me show you that right here in the text. Verse 28, 29 and 30 and then verse 39. Look what it says here. So the woman left her water jar. There's lots we could say about that. She left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people. So now she's suddenly an evangelist. Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ? God in this moment is using a vessel, a woman's mouth who just had an encounter with Jesus to call people to come. Come meet Jesus. That's what's happening here. They went out of the town and were coming to him. Many Samaritans from that town believed. And now based on what you just read about James, you should go, wait a minute, what kind of belief? So glad you asked. We're going to get into that, okay? Many from Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony he told me all that I ever did. So remember something. Follow me, church. All she knows at this point is that she met a prophet.
Fresh update on "john john" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"And good Afternoon make a good evening. I'm Shawn Anderson, and I'm Ian Kramer our top local story this hour as the murder rate climbs in the district. One of the latest killings brought homicide detectives just two blocks from the White House. D .C. police say a man was found shot to death on a park bench in Fearsons Square at 15th and I streets Northwest police found a man while responding to a call for the sound of gunshots Sunday night asked about violent crime. DC Mayor Bowser repeated her criticism of courts not providing accountability and action by the DC Council. There are other policies related to fair the area. Both menius have been shot three times that have made our policy environment not conducive to safe streets. Crime data gun crimes are up in every ward of the city. Dick Ioliano, WTOP News. Nearly sexual harassment complaints since 2017. That's and Mayor when Muriel Bowser's anti sexual harassment order took effect. This is all according to the Washington Post today. It It reveals the extent of alleged sexual misconduct experienced by DC employees as former chief of staff John Falcicchio is accused of prolonged sexual harassment. Now the mayor is is addressing that article. I want to be clear. We're talking about 290 complaints right now. The number you just spit the city of Fearsons Square has been working hard to figure out over 34 ,000 employees over five years. We don't want any not a victim of sexual harassment. But we we do and I think one of the experts quoted and I agree with this says an absence of complaints would indicate a place where people were scared to come forward. Bowser says that sexual harassment is not a significant issue in the district, but she says more of that. We want to make sure that people continue to work to prevent it. Now to a tragedy in Prince George's County that involved a stolen car. WTOP's John John Doleman reports police are working to identify the victims and piece together what happened in that deadly crash last Friday night. Four people were inside a Kia Sorento that have been carjacked early Friday morning in Greenbelt. By 7 30 p .m. p .m. Friday night the license plates have been removed and replaced with expired temporary tags when police noticed the driver sped off going east here along Woodmore Road. It's happened so much here. We've gotten used to it. we heard a big bang. And a crack and I knew right away. Marion Leveso has lived here 27 years and she and her husband were out the door in less than a minute. When we got out there was flames shooting up. There is still the smell of burning here where the crash happened. There's also pieces of metal and clothing next to what What is a makeshift memorial? It was heartbreaking. Along Woodmore Road in Bowie, John Doleman, WTOP We News. heard a big bang. We heard a big bang. We heard a big bang. We heard a big bang. It was found outside what they described as a makeshift tent on the campground Saturday afternoon. The woman is identified as 40 year old Kara Abruscato. Now she had injuries to her upper body but police are still waiting on a cause of death. Syed is being extradited back to Fairfax County on murder charges. Here's an important story if you ride VRE. You have between now and mid November to comment on on proposed fare hikes. Proposed budget includes a five percent fare increase. Fares were last raised back in 2020 by about three percent. The higher fares would allow for the first time ever operation of VRE weekend service. The budget also includes a plan to let kids 18 and younger ride for free. You can weigh in on the changes at one of three upcoming in -person meetings or you can do it by mail email or phone. 607 now are you looking for some new local restaurants to try out say in Montgomery County? Taste of Bethesda returns this Saturday from 11 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon. Let's go to WTOP entertainment editor Jason Fraley. have Please the restaurants are brand new to downtown Bethesda within the last year or two so you can come to the Taste of Bethesda and kind of see your old favorites but there's so many new ones to try too. Marketing director Stephanie Coppola says 40 restaurants will set up outdoor tents in Woodmont Triangle on Norfolk, Fairmont, St. Elmo, Del Rey and Cordell avenues. There will be folks selling Mexican food. We will have sushi. We will have Japanese food. We have lots of desserts. Lots of great coffee places. So there's a whole mix of different food representing a variety of ethnic backgrounds. Tickets are five bucks for four tickets and food servings cost one to four tickets. Jason Fraley, WTOP News. Coming up in money news after traffic
A highlight from S13 E16: Oliver: Writer, Producer, and Novelist Spotlight
"Hello, welcome to The Loney Show. I'm your host, John Mayolone. In this episode, don't have regulars, because raisins, as always, unfortunately. As for our guest, he's from Portland, Oregon, currently living in Los Angeles, California, and he is a film producer. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Oliver Tutill Jr. Well, thank you, Peter. It's actually Ted Hill Jr. But thanks for having me on your show. I'm excited to be here. Anytime. So, how's life? It's good. It's really exciting. I love the film business. I've been in the business for quite a while. And it's very exciting meeting different people, talking to different producers, actors, filmmakers, editors, composers, business financing. It's all very exciting. You meet a lot of very interesting people that are very involved in their work and are very creative. Ah, very good. And have you been up to much recently? Yeah, we've been pretty busy. My company's name is Cinema Development and Writing Services. And my business partner is Tara Walker. And what we do is, when we started out, we've had our business about a year now. And anybody that's curious, they can just go to cinema wds .com. That's our website. And what we do is, we work with novelists, and we adapt their novels into screenplays. And then once we've adapted them into screenplays, we've been asked by our clients to, well, can you place this with Hollywood companies? And we said, well, yeah, we probably can, you know, we weren't doing that. We're primarily focused on writing, but we started packaging, which means that we started putting together like a deck of electronic brochure that shows the actors we thought might be good for the role, and what the director is. And then we present it to different production companies, different producers and finance companies in Los Angeles, and sometimes in New York as well. Okay, very nice. And what inspired you to start all that? Well, I think I started out in the business, and so did Tara, we were both actors. And we enjoyed that. But it's, it's very, very tough. Getting regular work as an actor, you go through good times, and then there's these long stretches where you don't have much work. And so we said, Well, how can we get more involved in business? And so we both decided, well, why don't we become producers? So Tara started her own production company years ago called Alpenfest films. And then I started, I started out making a production company called Autumn Tree Productions, where I, at that time, this was in the late 1980s, I pretty much focused on making educational films, and actually was pretty much on emotional child abuse. And I did that for 10 years, I had a lot of success. A lot of my films, educational films are used in universities and colleges and many institutions. And after doing that for 10 years, I wanted to segue over into doing commercial motion pictures and, and documentaries. So I started a company called Bluewood films. And under that name under that company, I produced quite a few films and documentaries and pleased to say that some of them are on streaming platforms now where people can can see them. I just have my newest release was just last month. It's called Crazy Horse of Life, featuring Russell Means, the late Nakoda actor who did very well. Right, then. Very good. And have you ever considered like, releasing any of your work on an international level? Yes, I mean, Crazy Horse of Life is available internationally. They can definitely time to be TV so anybody can go to to be TV and anywheres in the world basically and watch it for free. It's ad supported. And then we've got another film called the right to bear arms, which is a dramatic crime feature starring john savage. And that's available on Amazon Prime and Amazon freebie and also on to be TV. And we've got another film that's distributed internationally. It's also on to be TV. It's called the Loch Ness Monster of Seattle and it features Graham Green, the Academy Award nominated actor from Dances with Wolves. It's been doing very well. My distributor is very pleased. He just sent me a letter the other day and he said how happy is that how well it's doing. So those those three films are available now. We've got new ones that are going to be coming out later this year. We're excited about. Wow, fantastic. So where would you see yourself 20 years from now? Well, that's a good question. And 20 years is a long time. But I would say in 20 years, I'd probably see myself and Tara, my business partner, our own company now, but probably producing eight to 12 motion pictures a year. Also, I'm a composer too. So I probably, I haven't been doing my composing recently, but I've, I've scored a lot of motion pictures and documentaries. And it's a matter of fact, Crazy Horse of Life. The score I did that score and I did actually I wrote the score years ago, but it's used in this big feature now and I scored the movie right to bear arms as well. So but 20 years, I want to still be producing movies and helping actors and helping create jobs for people that work in the industry. You badly because they can't get work. Yes, of course. So I want to provide jobs for people. And also, I'm a novelist as well. And I hope to have a few more novels released. I just had my first novel released by awesome Achilles publishers, which is their home offices in London. So it's definitely an international release. And it's called when the sunlight goes down, goes dark, excuse me, when the sunlight goes dark. And it's about a young, young boxer living in Los Angeles, who has to deal with unscrupulous promoters. And one of the one of the supporting characters in the book is a man from England who who wins one of the heavyweight titles. It's also a book that it also covers worker exploitation, family dysfunction, spousal Okay, fantastic. Yeah, let me just mention, Peter, that people can look at it to go to the website for the book. It's when the sunlight goes dark .com. That's the website for the book. And it's also available on amazon .com and Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, any bookstore, you go into any reputable bookstore, and they can order it for you. All right, then very good. So in terms of your written work, besides what, besides the novels you've just written, are there any more novels you're yet to write or have released? I do have one novel. It's called primordial division. I'm searching for the right agent to rep it. It's kind of a crime horror novel. It's also set in Los Angeles in the 1970s and 1980s. And it's about a woman who has the ability to see the future. She's kind of one of these mind readers and the kid, the male protagonist is able to, he's got the power of telepathy. Very good. And it's set in the context of the entertainment industry. Oh, nice, nice. What could you give a 40 minute presentation on without any preparation? I'm sorry, say that again, Peter, a 14. What could you give a 40 minute presentation on without any preparation? Oh, a 40 minute presentation? I could give it on, definitely, I could probably give it on, I made educational films for 10 years. So I could do on an education, I could do one on the film business. They cover all the aspects of the film business from development to pre production to production to post production, exhibition and distribution. I could do that for you. I've been in the music business since I was a kid. So probably give you a one on that as well. So, okay, very good. What which recent news story have you found most interesting? That's a really great question. The recent most recent news story that I found the most interesting probably would be what's going on with our climate and what's happening to the earth in regards to the climate crisis that's happening in the world today. That's that's one of them, I guess I know it's a big topic, but it definitely stands out. I'm also fascinated by what's going on in American politics today, who's running for president and what's going on in Congress in the Senate. And I'm also very concerned with the state of our country, you know, and how divided people are and how unhappy so many people are. Yeah, absolutely. I was gonna also say to my friends who are very struggling because they have kids, and it's hard for them to get daycare for the kids. So I have one friend, she had to give up work because she, she couldn't afford to hire a babysitter or a nanny or daycare. So yeah, she had to give up her job. Oh, no, that's just sad. Very sad, very sad, the income inequality in this, in the United States. I'm not an expert in your country, but in the United States, it's very sad to see so many people that are divided by class. Wow, I thought the UK was bad. I didn't know that the US has got bigger problems given its size. Yeah, there's a lot of problems. Definitely. We've seen the erosion of the middle class here. You know, it's been kind of disappearing for years. And the income inequality that exists in this country, it's pretty bad. And as well as you know, there was a, I was watching, I was watching News Nation the other night and the big story presented by Chris Cuomo, who's an interesting newscaster, whose brother to his brother to the former governor. And he his top story was these kids that these babies, basically, the toddlers and daycare that died from fentanyl overdoses. And he's all over that. And I'm thinking, yeah, that's, that's tragic. But a lot of people don't want to address what's happening kids into this country, they have many kids suffer from abuse, and how they it's very difficult for them to thrive and survive become and constructive citizens. That that puts something into the country that helps it grow more. Yeah, absolutely. You know, I can share one thing with you, I used to be a teacher. And I taught drama at a film school and a college, as well as film production. And I had a class, this is in Seattle, Washington. And I had a class where I had a quite quite a number of kids that were African American. And I'll never forget this, Peter, because like, they would come to class, sometimes the girls would be crying and go, what's wrong? She go, Well, Joey got killed last night. He said, What are you talking about? She goes, Yeah, Joey, you know, he got on the top of he got on the roof of Dan's car and Dan shot him to death. I said, Oh, you don't read about that in the paper. And then then another day, a girl came into class, she was weeping. I said, What's the matter? And she's when my sister was killed last night. I said, Well, what happened? She said somebody shot to her living room window, and she was killed. You don't read about it in newspaper. Just people don't know about that. Exactly. Yes, indeed. It's the media these days, they only want to show what they really want to show. They don't show the important stuff that goes on like poverty, financial crisis or things that impact a lot of people in this world. Absolutely correct. Yes, you're right, Peter. They don't know it's funny, funny because Chris, it's not funny, but I found it interesting. Chris Como mentioned one night on his show on news nation, he, he mentioned that people don't want to talk about class warfare in this country, you know, what's going on between the classes between the wealthy and the poor, or the struggling lower middle class, you get an idea of it. And now with all the strikes that are going on, you get the writers Guild of America on strike. You've got the screen actors Guild that's going on strike. Now you've got the United Auto Workers going on strike, and it's getting bigger, that strikes growing. And if that strike goes all out, it's going to, it's going to play havoc on the economy here. Yeah, absolutely. What do you disagree with most frequently? What do I disagree with most frequently? Probably people that say everything's going to be great. You know, you just have to hang in there. And also, I find myself disagreeing a lot with financial advisors who say, just, you know, keep it where it is, you know, don't sell, just stay steady, keep your bonds, 40 % bonds or 60 % bonds, 40 % stock or 40 % bonds, 60 % stock. I disagree a lot with financial advisors. Not that I'm an expert in finance, but I'm fascinated by it. I read about it. Absolutely. How much time do you spend on the internet? How much time do I spend on the internet? A fair amount, because I do a lot of research on the internet. And while I'm something to do research on something particular, then then you find, wait a minute, I've got to have to research this more. Then you find yourself going to another page, finding more things to read about. And then you realize you're going to be searching even more on the internet. So and to be honest with you, I spend so much time on the internet as it is on zoom calls. I'm tired of looking at the internet. I prefer reading books. So I read a lot of books. But I've got to use the internet a lot to do research. You know, especially I work with a lot of people that I've got to find out what their background is, you know, in the film business, and the financial business. So I do spend an enormous amount of time on the internet. I imagine you, you do yourself, I'm sure. Oh, yeah, absolutely. Hours upon hours. Yeah, it's a it's a necessity. It's a necessity today without a without a cell phone or computer. It'd be very difficult to survive. I do know some folks in their 70s and 80s. They don't use computers, they don't use cell phones. I do know one young guy who doesn't use a cell phone, but that's very unusual. But it's very hard to survive. I couldn't stay in business if I couldn't use a computer and cell phone. Oh, yes. Sure. It's the same for you. Yeah, of course. The internet is such a necessity. It's part of our lives, in a way. Absolutely. Yes. It is. It's built in. And you read about these kids, you know, they get addicted to their cell phones and computers. And there's so many psychologists that predict they're gonna have trouble with their personal relationships in looking at a screen. They don't spend time in person a lot. I don't know how that'll play out, but it makes sense in a lot of ways. What a world filled with clones of you, what would a world populated by clones of you be like, a world populated by I'm sorry, what what would a world populated by clones of you be like? You mean point of view? And a world populated by clones of you? What would it be like? Oh, clones of me? Yes. Okay, what would I think it would probably be a pretty peaceful world. To be honest, I don't think there'd be any wars, I think war would end. I think children would, we'd set up some type of educational system and change some values in the government in the country so that kids don't get abused, that parents are afforded the education and the training, starting in high school. Probably actually, I take that back, starting in grammar school. How to parent, how to treat other human beings, learning about themselves, becoming self intelligent, learning emotional intelligence, understanding their emotions. And growing up to be citizens that are productive and have empathy for other people. And if this happened, we could, I believe we could end this may sound naive, but I do think we could end poverty in this country. But there's no will to do that. There's no will to help kids because children can't vote. And they're not members of political action committee. So I would, I would make sure that their political action committee is available for children. I would allow children at a certain age if they can show that they have some knowledge about the political system, to have a say in voting, to see who represents them. And I believe with education, and with treating people well, with respect and compassion, having people trained for the type of work that they want to do, that poverty could could be eliminated. And so there are a lot of clones to me, there would be no more wars. And there would be a lot less suffering in the world. Yeah, that sounds that sounds like a very good reason. Thank you. Welcome. What's Education is the key. Education is the key and law. The merging of law and education. And again, unfortunately, the people in power, the bureaucrats and politicians don't have the will or the desire to bring about the needed changes. Yeah, it's so sad. What is your favorite quote? Yes. And probably, I guess it's a quote that is on my mind a lot now, because it's a quote I used to open my novel when the sunlight goes dark about the boxing family in Los Angeles, and the quote is, Oh, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, that I am so meek and gentle with these butchers. And it originally that quote is taken from William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar when Mark Anthony is standing over the dead body of Julius Caesar and Caesar has been assassinated. by members of the Senate. And he's bemoaning the fact that he's so meek and gentle with these butchers because he's kind of going along with them at the time. And it's just a quote that just stands out to me because I've used it in my book because I my books about worker exploitation in one way because a lot of these boxers are exploited. And a lot of them end up in not very good shape. Because people aren't looking out for him. So I guess for today, that's my favorite quote. I mean, I have others too. But I guess for today, that's the one that would be my favorite. All right. Very good. And I could you could use that metaphorically, too. I mean, the sense that, you know, Oh, pardon me, you know, why aren't the people that are running the government trying to help the people? Yes, that's a very good question. I'm sure you've run into very similar situations in England. Oh, yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. All the time. What's improved your wife quality so much? You wish you did it sooner? I'm sorry, Peter, you have to say that one more time. All right. What improved your life quality so much? You wish you did it sooner? well, Oh, I would I would say I spent a lot of time in therapy. I came from a very dysfunctional family. I suffered a lot of abuse, I was put into a private boarding school where kids got regularly beaten very badly. One of the lucky ones, really, I never suffered any permanent physical injury. But I think if I hadn't gone into therapy, and I was in therapy for decades, I'd say that probably the key to my being a functioning productive adult today, that in a book I read, called compassion and self hate, written by Theodore Isaac Rubin, that book changed my life. I never thought a book could change my life, but that one did. Yeah, of course. That and of course, if you're going to be successful, you have to you have to work hard, you have to know where to put your effort, you have to work hard and you have to think smart. I mean, that old saying about if you work hard, everything will fall into place is not necessarily true. I've known, I've had guy friends that have worked hard all their lives, and they've got nothing. Yeah, absolutely. So you got to work smart, as well as hard. Yes. But the more success you realize, it just adds to your happiness and your fulfillment. Yeah, of course. But people need the basic necessities have to be taken care of. You got to have clothes, you got to have proper shelter, you got to have decent physical health. I don't think I've ever met anyone that's happy if they haven't had good physical health. Yeah, of course. How did you spend your last birthday? Well, my last birthday, I had dinner with my business partner and my best friend, Tara Walker. We went to a really nice restaurant down on the beach, had a great dinner. And then went home and watched a really great movie. And it was a great day. And you know, I talked to a lot of friends and family too. I got a lot of calls. Okay. That's cool. It was fun. Oh, yes. It was quite a time. Yeah. You like birthdays? Yeah, I like birthdays. It's pretty cool, I guess. It's funny. I was just reading about Jimmy Carter, you know, the former President of the United States who is a president. And he's going to be turning 99 here in a couple days. And someone called him up, one of his family members said, I wanted to wish you a happy birthday. And he said, that's, that's not real good. I'm not really excited about this birthday. I didn't know you even make this far in his life. Yeah, he's going to be 99 years old. And you know, he's been in hospice for seven months. Everyone thought he was going to pass in about two or three weeks and he's still going. Madness. Amazing man. Absolutely. We could use a young Jimmy Carter today. That's for sure. Uh huh. Yeah. That'll be something. It would be. Yeah. Yeah. What's the best way to start the morning? The best way to start the morning is to eat a good breakfast. I know so many people that don't eat breakfast. They have health problems, they're overweight. And I don't mean starting breakfast, you know, eating junk food. You gotta eat something healthy for you. Eat something healthy. Write down the things you need to do today if you have to make a list. Yeah, it helps me a lot before I go to bed to write it to do this. So when I wake up in the morning, I know exactly what I got to do. And I got to feel the body first. You got to take care of the body. I have a friend of mine who's, he had a stroke and he's in the hospital now. He can't barely move. And, you know, he, he didn't have the right diet and he's still a fairly young man. It's very tragic. So feel the body and feed it well. Yeah, absolutely. I'm sure you know, because I could tell you put a lot of hours on your show. Oh yeah. It's, it's quite a process, but it's definitely worth it. Yeah, it's enjoyable. Yeah, sure is. If you could travel back in time, what would decade you want to live in? There's so many decades I would love to live in. There's so many centuries I'd love to live in. It's really hard to pick one, but if I had to pick one, I'd probably say the early 1960s. Sixties? That's pretty cool. Yeah, that's when Muhammad Ali came on the scene and that's when the Beatles came on the scene. To me, that's, I think we'll never see the likes of the Beatles or Muhammad Ali again. Yeah. So one of a kind, they always say. Yeah, but I, believe me, Peter, I'd love to live, I could go back to ancient Rome and be fascinated. Of course, your life expectancy wasn't very long. Oh yeah. Cause Sanitary wasn't up there and the advancement technologies got in the way. Yeah. Everything's like, ugh. I would love to live the life of a Plains Indian in 1840. I think that would be fascinating. It's freedom that people can barely conceive of today. And what a great, got the kids, Indian children back in those days, man, talk about having a great childhood. Yeah, absolutely. And that is all we have for this episode. It was great having you on Oliver talking about your works. You're welcome. And until next time, stay tuned for more.
A highlight from IP#502 Adam Blai The History of Exorcism, Part 2 on Inside the Pages with Kris McGregor Discerning Hearts podcasts
"Discerninghearts .com presents inside the pages insights from today's most compelling authors I'm your host Chris McGregor and I am delighted to be joined by Adam Bly who is a church to create expert on religious demonology and exorcism for the Pittsburgh Diocese he's helped train exorcists for over 15 years and has attended hundreds of solemn exorcisms his journey started in brainwave research and psychology and is now focused on the spiritual realities of miracles angels demons and possessions he's also the author of several books including the exorcism files with Adam Bly we go inside the pages of the history of exorcism published by Sophia Institute press we now continue with part two of our conversation a lot of times we look at those things that the action of the enemy that is what 90 % is temptation the our father lead us not into temptation but also as we just said the oppression and obsession those are things that can be dealt with especially in the sacramental life that we have within the mass within confession isn't it been said Adam that one good confession could be worth of a hundred exorcisms these are all just kind of turns a phrase but essentially yes for the average person the average Catholic who has access to the sacraments deliverance comes primarily through the sacramental graces and that means baptism confirmation confession and the mass those are the the mechanisms that sanctifying grace comes into your life for the average person and then of course matrimony for some people people underestimate the importance and power of the sacramental graces and they want the drama of the exciting prayer thinking you know you'll do this kind of magical incantation and make these problems go away versus the person doing the the work of conversion in themselves of making it to mass of having a good confession of doing the work of building a daily prayer life all of those things are actually what lead to deliverance primarily it's not just the exciting prayers if a person is unwilling to make any changes in their life is an unwilling to walk away from sin is essentially unwilling to have conversion in their life usually the prayers don't work because Jesus is looking for conversion and change so if somebody has done something to get into trouble spiritually they can't just come to the church and say well wave the magic wand and make the suffering go away I don't like it but I'm not gonna change my life because Jesus knows our hearts and so I've seen this over the years that even in the case is a full -blown possession he wants to see spiritual growth in the person he wants to see a movement towards him and trust and love and a turning away from sin in addition to coming to the church for prayers and so the sacramental grace is for the person that isn't possessed actually that is the engine that drives deliverance it's so important that in your book you have a section called Jesus as exorcist and that ultimately that's the lesson is the turning towards him right summately and that's what the team in their particular response to the individual is helping that individual to turn towards them it's not so much it is the actions of what they're doing during the liturgy that's what it is exorcism is a liturgy but it's that reception of that person to a life of faith is that a fair way of saying it yes that's that's a big part of it they also are repenting of their sins through sacramental confession if they're Catholic and then another important piece that most people don't think about is they're forgiving the sins of others and so a demon can hold on to or it gets traction from our sins that we're unwilling to let go of or keep trying to let go of and get away from but they can also hold on to when we are unforgiving of the sins of others that have hurt us and so as we know from the our father forgive us our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us we know that God wants us to forgive as he forgives us you know the parable of the king who forgives the debt of the one slave and then that slave goes and beats up another slave and says give me you know the little bit you owe me and then when the the king finds out about this he throws the first guy who he had forgiven who's now being mean in turn in jail so we see this played out time and time again God expects us to be merciful and that that is part of it and then you know in an interesting twist sometimes the unforgiveness towards yourself becomes a stumbling block to total freedom because if a person feels they deserve to be punished and suffer and they're not forgiving themselves even though they know they've been sacramentally forgiven they even understand and believe Jesus has forgiven them but if they feel that they can't forgive themselves and that they deserve this that also gives the demon traction to hold on so there's kind of a pastoral process that is woven through exorcism over time working with the person outside of the sessions before and after and chatting with them and you know basically spiritual direction and that's the part that's missing in the movies oh yeah that's an incredible part of it because as I alluded to earlier you know it's the opening of doors I mean we can for example I have priests come through our house and bless our homes place Benedictine metals at windows go through the whole ritual as family but then we go downstairs and put on a television screen or open up online and allow something that's evil in character into our house or to do actions what was the point of the of the prior blessing I don't think we appreciate the fact that there is a need for repentance and a conversion of action not just of words and correct yeah and again Jesus knows our hearts so we can't just give lip service to these ideas because he knows what's going on with us for real and he's looking for real conversion and so you know it's just so important because ultimately he doesn't allow this stuff just because he wants to allow it you know he doesn't enjoy the fact that we're suffering but he allows it as a corrective experience so we realize the thing that we're embracing and we turn and run back to it so ultimately he's looking for closeness with us and possession is something that happens to people that generally are running away from Jesus and are far from him and specifically are embracing demonic spirits in some way and so he's not allowing this to be mean he's saying I'm gonna let you see the monster that you've chosen hoping that the person will then turn away and come back to him no I thought it was really important in that particular section in closing from the exorcisms by Jesus that you point out that he does Commission the 12 but in the 72 as well to go out but it's important that it's not only the priests and the bishops who have the authority to cast out demons and that would be revealed over time but it took centuries in a way for the church to find the need to limit the exercise of the use of exorcism and you really broke that open I thought that was so fascinating the research you did on that well it was a journey the church went through and you know one thing we have to remember in the very early church it was just apostles and followers you would have the equivalent of a bishop in your city or your region who would be you know the current apostle but there wasn't this whole hierarchy of you know deacons and priests and formal offices within the church because we're you know for the first 300 years the church was under terrible persecution it wasn't this big wealthy institution with buildings and schools and everything else it was it was a struggling little movement and so we have to remember in those very early centuries there weren't priest exorcists because there weren't priests in the very beginning it quickly came about but again with the persecution in the early church things just weren't that organized and then as the church spread around the world communication wasn't there we didn't have an internet letters could take weeks months or never arrive you know sending information around the world at that time and so it was a very different world it took centuries for the church to figure out this ministry and then through hard experience and seeing how difficult the ministry is and how it can chew people up and how it can lead to pride which leads to destroying people and causing heresies to develop and all kinds of other problems the church wisely said we need to regulate this so that qualified people are doing it it's not just you know somebody deciding they're gonna pick it up because they'd like to the church wanted to make sure people were qualified and then had kind of a proper context to keep them safe and effective essentially yeah it isn't a game and there isn't something that you oh I'm fascinated I'm curious about this I want to explore more yes reading your book is the great way to do that if you have that inkling but the actual ministry of it there is so much involved and you go into the different types of exorcism and how they developed for anybody who wants to understand more about the free masonry dynamics that are addressed by exorcism that's fascinating but also it's a very real issue isn't it yeah so the minor exorcism what's sometimes called the Leonine exorcism because Pope Leo the 13th wrote it in 1890 was originally explicitly directed against Freemasonry it wasn't a general exorcism against the devil it was it was against Freemasonry and Freemasonry since it's you know within 20 years of it coming into existence in the world in the early 1700s the church was identifying it as the church's greatest enemy in the world and there's been you know papal statements I think there's at least seven different popes have made formal bulls and statements about Freemasonry condemning it reminding Catholics that their ex communicated if they become Freemasons which is still the case by the way and so yeah the the minor exorcism actually was all about Freemasonry and that's why I took that kind of a side in the book to explain the history of Freemasonry and where it came from so that we could see it kind of from the church's perspective and imagine you know how they were seeing Freemasonry and why that may have led to this prayer being written we'll return to inside the pages in just a moment did you know that discerning hearts has a free app where you can find all your favorite discerning hearts programming father Timothy Gallagher dr. 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A highlight from The 4 MAIN REASONS This Bitcoin PUMP Will Continue!
"The market is absolutely pumping. You got Bitcoin at $28 ,400. And I guess the big question that everybody's asking right now is, is this another one of those fake pumps? Is this a real pump? Is it going to continue? That's what everybody's asking right now. And I think that's what today has actually got to be about. We're going to ask ourselves the question whether this is another fake pump or whether this pump is going to continue. And if it is going to continue, when will it stop? And if you want to understand whether this pump is going to continue, you need to understand the pump. In order to respect the pump, you need to understand the pump. So today, what we're going to do is we're going to understand what's happening. Where is this pump coming from? And when we understand the pump, we will understand whether this pump is going to continue or not. So that's what today's about. Let's do it. So nice to be back. So nice to be back when the bubbles look like this. You've got to ruin up 12 points. Josh, why does it say Sheldon is live? Ryan is live. So you've got to ruin up twelve point nine five percent that I've got some room in my portfolio. Two dollars sixteen. You've got roll. But look at Robert. Fourteen point four cents. I did tell you guys the other day to buy Robert at I think it was twelve cents. You got BSB up seventeen point one percent. You got Solana up. You got render up. We're going to go through all of the old coins today. What an amazing, amazing, amazing day when that when the bubbles are green. So we're going to do we're going to go through the pump today. We're going to start understanding what this pump is actually about. Why is this market going? And I think when you understand this pump, then you'll understand whether or not the pump is going to continue. I think that's what we need to come out of the show today. We need to understand whether this pump is going to continue or not. So listen, if you are new to the channel, quickly, quickly, quickly, subscribe, subscribe, subscribe to the channel. I know we are over six hundred and fifty thousand subscribers. I don't know why you guys are showing a subscriber account for Banta Plus. We'll talk about Banta Plus. The scarecrows are off form today. Can we get the Banta Plus subscriber count off our screen here today, guys? We're going to talk about that at the end of the show. If we get one thousand five hundred likes, if we can get to one thousand five hundred likes by the end of the show, then we'll take a live trade here on the show. I'm going to show you a live trade that I'm actually going to be taking with you guys in the BitGet competition, because remember now we're in the BitGet competition. I know we've got about three hundred people on my team with Annie, but we haven't taken any trades. The competition only started yesterday. Today, if we get to one thousand five hundred likes, then we're going to do a live trade right here. You're going to see exactly what it is that I'm going to trade. So if you are here, let's get the show on the road. Tell me that you're present. Iris, if you're present, let me know. Ryan John, if you're present, let me know. Moonbird, if you're present, let me know. Kalen, Luke Sniper, if you're present, let me know. Let's get some some energy going up here on a day where the bubbles look like this. Not often we get the bubbles. Let's just quickly go to the one hour. See on the one hour, you can see the momentum is actually continuing. You've got to roll it up six point two percent in the last hour.
A highlight from The Guardian Angels Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr John Esseff
"Discerning hearts provides content dedicated to those on the spiritual journey to continue production of these podcasts prayers and more go to discerninghearts .com and click the donate link found there or inside the free discerning hearts app to make your donation thanks and God bless discerninghearts .com presents building a kingdom of love reflections with Monsignor John Assef Monsignor Assef is a priest of the diocese of Scranton Pennsylvania. He has served as a retreat director and confessor to St. Teresa of Calcutta. He continues to offer direction and retreats for the sisters of the missionaries of charity. Monsignor Assef encountered St. Padre Pio who would become a spiritual father to him. He has lived in areas around the world serving in the Pontifical missions a Catholic organization established by Pope St. John Paul II to bring the good news to the world especially to the poor. He continues to serve as a retreat leader and director to bishops priests and sisters seminarians and other religious leaders. Building a kingdom of love reflections with Monsignor John Assef I'm your host Chris McGregor. Angels are so much on my mind today to talk to you about and I would like to begin with the guardian angel. I was very much enamored of my angel as a child. Ever since I can remember my brother and I were roommates and we had in our room you know that picture of guardian angel guiding this child across a bridge and we certainly he and I had so many scrapes as children we have some of them in our book but as two boys growing up and we were so companions because I can't remember being my memories go way back but they they don't go back before my brother because I was only a year and a half old when he came along so I always had this companion and so it's kind of easy for me to believe that I have a companion the angel the guardian angel is given to us from the first moment of our conception the guardian angel is interuterine he is given to you from your mother's womb and from the first moment that that egg fertilizes that is for that seed fertilizes that egg that soul that's blown into that person who now is going to be that's the beginning that's the moment your guardian angel begins to protect you and watch over you so he's with you and assists you in your life in the womb because how many more things are being told to us these days about what happens to the child in the womb it's a whole life in there if you're a single birth if you're you know are you my mother tells the story about that what do they talk about when a child is turned around and I was a breach breath I was going to be a breach birth and what happened to me is I got turned around and there's like all kinds of assistance that goes on within the womb guardian angel is right there assisting you in the birthing you know I think so many times we've it's good for a mother to know that that baby is being watched over and protected how that life is there and how the mother loves that baby from the moment that she knows she's pregnant and so the the baby is being watched over and cared for within the womb and then in the birthing your guardian angel comes with you that that angel stays with you from that moment of conception not only until you die but if you fail to go to paradise that angel reminds people on earth to pray for you so often you know some people who are not yet and may be in purgatory and not yet settled in their in their home forever in heaven that angels work is to go to the people on earth or to others to pray for that soul and I really believe that many of us are reminded oh my grandmother or my uncle so -and -so or having a mass offered for so is really inspired by the angel who comes and asks why don't you have a mass said for your dad why don't you have a mass said for your aunt Tilly so that there's there's that reminder to pray for the dead so until that's also because even in the liturgy itself it says at the death of a person may the angel lead you into paradise may the martyrs receive you on your way so as we go into the eternal city the angels are individually created angels do not multiply like humans so therefore if there are six billion people in this universe and each one of us has a specific guardian angel then there must at least be six billion angels God in making angels we always hear scripturally that there are myriads you know what myriads is millions and billions he just makes them and he creates them individually the least angelic creature is greater than any human creation you know after all man is only half spiritual half of him is material or physical he's half animal half spirit so that our bodily part it's no less beautiful it's a creation that we have feet and arms and legs and and we have a sex to us know that individual creation of my body is a very beautiful creation God has made the the marvel of a human body you know when I go to doctors and see especially if a person becomes ill the functioning of a healthy organ and a body is such a magnificent the eye the complexity of what an ear is or what a face is so what a brain is this is a magnificent each one of us who are human have been given this body creation and we have be given a spirit which is that part of us we are a body soul composite so that when we do die it's not only that the soul goes on to live because that's the part of us that will live eternally that's the part of us that's immortal but so is our body going to be so when the body and we believe that it's going to be raised from the dead we believe in the resurrection of the body so that it will participate in the glory of God in heaven forever or in the damnation in the fires of hell or whatever there is for eternal damnation and torture so we do know that we have any we are not made to die we are made to live eternally and because of Jesus who gives us a new life we are called now to live eternally in heaven he has given us the opportunity of salvation when he died on the cross Jesus saved everyone from the time of the cross back to Adam and Eve but they were not able to enter into glory because of Adam and Eve sin so he by his death on the cross brought salvation to every human being from Adam and Eve down to the year 33 and from the third year 33 to the end of time so that the cross is the salvation of all of mankind the desire of God was to save all of the human family each member of that family has a guardian now I'd love to go over that prayer angel of God my guardian dear to whom God's love commits me here so that God has sent an angel to be with me to watch over me to guard and to assist me to enlighten me to inspire me to guide me so this and we usually like to use the word guard because I think each of us is dealing with a lot of hostility in the world in which we live so there's a protective nature to this friend of ours and be careful watch for yourself and these inspirations that we receive daily and how many times you know driving along there's like an inspiration of why don't you take this street instead of that or that some different you slow down here this is like our guardian protecting us and I I often think how important it is to develop that relationship with our guardian angel to become more familiar I developed a very strong relationship with my guardian angel I think I had it as a child I kind of lost it and then it came back to me very early in my priesthood and I remember meeting a long tradition with Carmelite nuns who said to me why don't you ask your guardian angel its name because your guardian angel has a name it's a particular spirit and if you ask your guardian angel what your name is you would be able to become more familiar because you could call him by name and you could become more dependent on him and ask him and and then develop a closer relationship with him because every guardian angel has a nature it's an angelic nature it is hugely powerful and not incidentally every guardian angel is not the lowest rank of angel you could have a guardian angel from the archangel class you can have an archang you can have an angel that's your guardian from the seraphim or cherubim or Thrones I'll talk about those choirs of angels because they have enormous power each one in gradation and they they come according to the power that was given to them in their nature which is vastly different from each other they are all invisible creatures but they are all creatures made by God who have this nature and it's a particular nature I'm starting off with guardian angels because they're the ones I think that we're most familiar with we'll return to building the kingdom of love with Monsignor John Essip in just a moment did you know that discerning hearts has a free app where you can find all your favorite discerning hearts programming father Timothy Gallagher dr.
The Guardian Angels Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr John Esseff - burst 1
"Angel reminds people on earth to pray for you so often you know some people who are not yet and may be in purgatory and not yet settled in their in their home forever in heaven that angels work is to go to the people on earth or to others to pray for that soul and I really believe that many of us are reminded oh my grandmother or my uncle so -and -so or having a mass offered for so is really inspired by the angel who comes and asks why don't you have a mass said for your dad why don't you have a mass said for your aunt Tilly so that there's there's that reminder to pray for the dead
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"-Aid. I think we need to move on with new leadership that can be trustworthy. I'll survive. You know this is personal with Matt. Matt voted against the most conservative ability to protect our border, secure our border. He's more interested in securing TV interviews than doing something. It feels personal. Congressman Matt Gaist there. House Speaker McCarthy Kevin on the Sunday shows. Mr. Gaist, Congressman Gaist catching up with Bloomberg's Ann Marie Jo Matthew. Later on a balance of power, 5 p .m. Eastern Time. Do not miss that conversation. If you are just joining us, welcome to the program. Your equity market on S the &P 500 almost totally unchanged this morning. No pop post that government shutdown averted over news the weekend. Equity is positive here by just 0 .02%. Yields are higher though by let's call it five basis points on a 10 -year TK 462 48. Watching the data here and again John in the Senate when it was at least a 10 a .m. this morning 10 a .m. we're gonna get this important John Farrow a data I agree it's important but all of a sudden we get data dependency wrapped around what 18 fed speakers today eventful it's an Monday everyone's right again Tom my favorite TK shoes the leopard print Doc yesterday actually really comfortable exist no why do I wear one of the true please please share instead of having to wear old fart you know shoes that look ugly as sin Doc make Martin some very nice shoes where you know when I have a walker or don't have dogs you know I could stay stable it's that with the Prada sneakers yeah well the Prada was that's different that's like for you know that's working on that but the Doc Martins work but the Birkenstocks don't work you know I just you know I used to wear them a lot and you know the wool I still can't picture that how do you get stability John John what do you find stability John clogs I work logs in a serious way let's move on right now we're gonna get saved by serious do stuff the serious stuff first we'll get that back to AMH our IPO reporter here in a moment she's our Bloomberg I worked all weekend correspondent a really important moment for balance of power tonight and record in your conversation with a gentleman Florida what is the relationship of Mr. Gates with the leader of his crew Mr. Trump I'm fascinated by Trump DeSantis in different Trump gates well he's Matt Gaetz the congressman from Florida is self -described as the quote Trumpiest congressman so I think that tells you a lot about where his allegiance lies and also how he likes to really you know fashion himself on Capitol Hill he wants to be extreme he definitely does like a lot of attention as speaker McCarthy said in that interview he's about securing television interviews he wants to get his message out and that message is this week is that he is going to file that motion to vacate and the big question for him is does he does Matt Gaetz have the votes does he have the Republican some Republican support he will need on top of the Democrats who would you would think vote to our speaker McCarthy but that's a little bit unsure at the moment that's the big question for him well he secured another interview Anthony and Marie a little bit later 5 p .m. Eastern Time what's the focus of that conversation gonna be for you I think it has to be if he has the votes Jonathan but also really what's his aim here because he did vote against one of the most conservative stopgap funding measures a resolution that would have cut the federal spending at 30 % and now what you see is a stopgap resolution the government still open till November 17th but at the same spending levels so he could have had a more conservative the Trump administration so why is this an issue for him now economics the efficient allocation of resources it's time and Marie typically if it's a story that I don't feel like I need to pay attention to I won't pay attention to it will Will the outcome of November 17th be any different to the outcome over the weekend is this story I can ignore between now and well it depends how much work gets done right they still have to finish these 12 appropriation bills of the house is is a more far as for further along than the Senate but then they also have to come to conference because the Senate bills that that it's run by Democrats is going to look very different than the conservative bills which is run by Republicans in the house and cannot get done before November 17th at the same time how much more difficult is that situation going to be to get done 12 appropriation bills at the same time potentially we might have another speaker vote remember the last speaker vote in January that was 15 rounds now not saying that this is going to go anywhere with congressman gates you know there is a potential path for speaker McCarthy to maintain his position but this is going to cause a lot of chaos and it's going to be a huge distraction well just the path for McCarthy be to sort of confirmed a speaker and to beat the vote that Matt Gates is bringing to the floor is that path include making concessions to Democrats possibly I mean what you've heard from so far whether it's Catherine Clark she was saying how the whole conference the Democratic conference needs to discuss what their path forward is potentially no one will actually have to vote for speaker McCarthy but they could either not show up or vote present so that he would have enough of Republicans the that do want him to maintain that position which is the majority that can keep him in that job but then you're looking at almost you know a dual run conference because if he's going to need the Democrats support he's likely going to have to give something up for that is Is Matt Gaetz gaining in popularity as he does this? I think his name ID his name recognition is certainly going up this is someone who really only went on conservative media look he was on ABC this week he was on CNN he's coming on Bloomberg this evening and there's a lot of reporting that he's actually eyeing to run for governor in Florida he denies that and said he's focused on getting former President Donald Trump elected but if he's looking to run for governor of Florida he is certainly getting his name ID up not just in Florida but also nationally. And also joining us this morning our IPO correspondent. And he's campaigning yeah okay well joining us now our IPO correspondent and we got harder and Emery got you know to I ask you about I know you and I were talking last time we saw each other about the Deor Birkenstocks they're $120 Deor does a collab they do a savoir -faire collab and pop these puppies out with Birkenstock to $1 ,100 they scream AMH would you be caught dead in those Emery hoarder and the Tokyo mule Deor by Birkenstock collab no just because I was looking at the photo there just because it's Deor or Mew Mew or Manolo Blahnik I'm a hard no on Birkenstocks so there we go I mean there you go you know but John you've led on this seriously oh I've been leading our coverage worldwide yeah come on luxury is right Q3 in luxury cratered right bring this up there was some weakness companies companies like to reach Mon we're talking about North American weakness yeah there was a hope that reopening some of the travel from China would bring the tourists back to it the United States and boost North American luxury spend but I'm not sure it's happening in quite the same way I got it forget about the jokes about Birkenstock the fact is here's a private family company back to that George Washington
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A highlight from Biblical Motivation for Evangelism
"Well, as Albert already announced, as we give our attention to the study of God's Word this morning, I have been asked to do two special messages on the subject of evangelism this week and next. Today we want to talk about biblical motivations for evangelism, and next week we want to talk about how to pray evangelistically. I know that these are subjects that we have covered many times in the past, but I think it's still very relevant for us to revisit it. If you've been here for very much time at all, you know that we do an evangelism campaign in the fall and in the spring, and we try to shake it up a little bit as far as differences and details specific as to what we encourage you to do and ways we give you to participate in the event, et cetera, but it might interest you to know, am I not able to be heard? No, we're good, okay. So it might interest you to know that we don't really do this just for the sake of the campaign. In fact, our main focus in doing an evangelism campaign every spring and every fall is not because those are the two times a year that we are trying to do evangelism, we do two corporate exercises a year in order to help to both equip all of us and to remind each of us, as Albert pointed out at the beginning, that this is something we should be doing all the time. And that's why sometimes we go knocking on doors, sometimes we go to a park, sometimes we go to the laundromat, sometimes we have you invite friends and neighbors, coworkers, et cetera, and I would just say two things. Number one, with regard to Dan, wherever he went, so just so we're clear, no, Albert did not use my time. He used your time with his long announcement today, but no, I'm just kidding, well, not totally, but anyways. And then secondly, I would just add to what Albert said, which is I'd encourage you to start looking around and the people that maybe not are next door to you, nor down the street from you, but your family, your extended family, your coworkers, your friends, the people you meet at, I don't know, the gym, the bridge club or in your underwater BV stacking hobby group or whatever it is, there's got to be somebody that does not know Christ that you encounter and that you know and that you haven't shared the gospel with or haven't broached the subject of their eternal standing before God in a long time. And that's the person that you just thought of right now that I want you to have in your heart and your mind as we go through a study of a string of texts this morning and talk about reasons why we ought to be motivated to evangelism. You know, we've covered these topics in the past, but the one that we're addressing today is still very, very relevant because the first of all, evangelism is scary and it could cost you something. I mean, it really is. Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ from the time that I first came to saving faith in Jesus Christ did not cost me a promotion at work, but it did change the way that people looked at me and related with me at work. Now I'm paid to be good. In those days, I was good for nothing. And most of you today are in the good for nothing category, right? That makes you number one, a better witness for Christ in many ways, because you're not the people that get discounted by most of the world as being Christians and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ because you're paid to do it. You're doing it because not that I'm not doing it because I really want to. So if you didn't pay me, I'd still be here. But if if you if you want from a world's perspective, OK, at the end of the day, your testimony, you may think that if I could just get them to sit down and talk to Pastor Brian, then then maybe they get saved. You know something? Your testimony to them, to the people that you know, to the people that you interact with and relate to every day, every week, every month, every year, you have a more credible testimony with them than I do. I'm somebody they don't know. You're somebody they do know. However, if you start to share the gospel with somebody at work, somebody that works across the hall from you, somebody that you encounter that in a regular basis that cleans your teeth, that does your eye exams, that comes over and does your lawn or whatever, you start to share the gospel with them. And guess what? Yeah, they're going to look at your life different. And yes, it is scary to be more accountable. It is. In a sense, I could just say welcome to my life. And frankly, whether you realize it or not, as a Christian, that is your life. That absolutely is your life. And and so one of the reasons we need to be motivated for this is because it is scary and it could cost you something to stand and point people to Christ and stand up and be publicly identified with Jesus Christ. Not just on the day of your baptism, not just on Sunday when you're together with a bunch of us that are all in that same boat together. But as you live your life through your daily encounters, living for Christ and being recognized as one of his. OK, yeah, that can be scary, but that's the call of Christ, is it not? Is that not what Jesus called the disciples to from the very beginning? I don't just mean Peter, James, John and rest, I mean everybody. Secondly, it's good to be purposely motivated to evangelism and be reminded of this because it does require some degree of preparation. One of the reasons why I think some people are afraid to start to broach the subject is because they know they don't know their Bible well enough to answer all the questions and objections, can I just share with you a little secret? You know why it seems like I know most of the answers to the questions and even can? I mean, Michael, tell you this in class I go, that's a good question. You know what a better question would be and the question you ought to be asking is you want to know why I know that because for the last 30 plus years, that's what I've been doing. That's what I've been doing, and it didn't start when I went to seminary and it didn't start when I became a pastor. It didn't start when I started as a professor. It didn't start in the last week, last month, last year. It started when I first came to saving faith in Jesus Christ. I just started reading my Bible. I started purposely trying to learn my Bible and trying to obey it principle by principle, precept upon precept, book by book, chapter by chapter. And you know something? I mean, you start sharing the gospel with somebody if you can just be a humble servant of Christ and I sit down. Maybe I choose Dave. I sit down and I share the gospel with Dave and Dave goes, what about this? Instead of going, Oh no, Oh no, I don't know Dave's answer to Dave's question. I just go, Dave, that's a really good question. I know the Bible has an answer to it. I'm going to find that answer out and how about I get back to you? Or Ruben asks another question and it seems like a silly question, but all of a sudden I start thinking about it. Go, Oh, I don't know about that and it starts to shake my faith. Ever felt uncomfortable when an unbeliever asks a question that seems to undermine a fundamental faith and you're like, why did I even get into this conversation? I'm no good at this evangelism thing. I'm not going to do it. Can I make you? I'll make you a promise. When your faith gets shaken like that, when you actually study the scripture, you know you'll find. You'll find that God does have an answer. There is an answer. It's right there in the scriptures. You can work through it and find it and all of a sudden, after you had your faith challenged in a way, your faith will be stronger as a result of having been challenged there and found the answer. I know I've done it many, many, many, many, many times. Now, at this point, when you ask me something out in left field and I go, I had a student ask me this week. He's also pastoring. He says, hey, Dr Murphy, can I have a minute? Sure, and so we sit down. He says, this is what this is. Somebody in the church. They're asking about this, and it's some really far off thing in eschatology. He says, how would you answer that? I said, well, first of all, how? How are you going to answer it? He says, well, this is what I'm thinking so far, but I said, well, that's pretty good. I'll tell you this. No, I've never heard that question before, but I do know fundamentally the answer is always going to be going through this way, and this is what the scripture does say. And then as far as yours goes, go do your homework and come back and tell me what you learned and I'll. And I'll go chase it afterwards. You know something? You can't be shaken. Does the do you believe the Bible is true? Do you believe that it has everything pertaining to life and godliness in it like it claims? OK, then then they live and act like it. And don't be afraid to share the gospel with people who might ask questions that you don't know the answer to and don't use your your unfaithfulness to really spend time in scripture and pursue understanding of scripture. You want to know one of the things that have been a free motivation for me for years and years and years to keep studying the scripture is the fact that I committed myself to show up every Sunday and preach and teach to you. That's a free motivation. I mean, it is Sunday comes about the same time every week. Have you noticed now I get a break in the fall of an hour once. OK, and then I lose that hour I gained in the spring. OK, other than that, Sunday comes about the same. You want to know what my Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays are full of? The sense of the impending coming of Sunday. So I just work to be ready for it. And when I study the scripture, I know there's an answer. I know there's a point. I believe it's true, and I have never found God lacking answers to any question or objection anybody has ever raised. Never. And if you have trouble finding an answer because you've sat down with somebody and tried to share the gospel with them, well, listen, that's what the elders are for. That's what we're here for. Now I can promise you, Chuck's going to be snarky with you. Dan will probably graciously give you the answer. OK, I'll give you homework and then I'll grade it after you bring it back in and say you got it right or wrong. And Albert is probably a coin toss, but you just ask and we'll help you and then you go back to your friend and you share the gospel. You go back and give the answer. OK, that's that's that's what we're that's what we're talking about. You don't have to have the gift of evangelism. You're not in the 1st century. OK, there is no functional gift of evangelism after the 1st century that was unique to the time frame of the apostles. You want to know why there were miraculous gifts given like and prophecy languages or speaking in tongues and even the sign gifts like healing and administration and teaching. You want to know why those were miraculously bestowed in the 1st century? Because they started a church from nothing. And in order to have elders in the first month of a church's existence, God had to dispense some spiritual gifts that wisdom included and insight and direct revelation from God, etc. Plus, you didn't have the New Testament written yet. So that's unique to that occasion. And you had some people were gifted with the gift of evangelism. But you know what Paul says to Timothy? He doesn't tell him to exercise the gift. He says, do the work of an evangelist. And that's what we're all called to do.
A highlight from Reaching Out / Great Ideas for Evangelism
"We talked about survival last night. You know there's a saying I've always thought, don't wait until you're thirsty to dig a well. A lot of times we wait until the 15th round before we've been knocked down, before we go for help. Isn't that true? Sometimes we have to hit that bottom bottom, I guess. Just don't take things for granted. Good lives, lives that are together are not my accident. They're my right choices. The world just says you're lucky, but we know it's not luck. We know it's not luck. You don't order godly kids in the catalog. I'm a godly kid, respectful. You don't order me, you have to build lives. And I tell you what, we live in a day that, I tell you what, it's kind of sad. God doesn't give you wisdom. To see things how he sees them, and actually to see through things. To see through the deception of Satan. Look, two things I begged for in my life. I begged to be a solider, and I begged to raise my kids. He used to beg God for wisdom, because I knew his past was going to be greater than me. He used to say, if you want to mess up your life, that's your choice, but you're not messing your kids' lives up. And I don't know, I guess God, I just begged God for wisdom, and then James, he says he'll give it to you liberally if you ask. And I do believe he has. I got a lady in my church, my secretary, I'm going to be the secretary. She said, I think there is certainly something about raising kids. And if I really even know what I said, I just need to ask her. I think she wrote down everything I've ever said. And it's nice to have people listen. You know, it's ironic, people in my church now are more like me than my own kids. That's just the way it is. They're more like their pastor. They've been influenced by their pastor. My people have been influenced by me. They've been sitting under my preaching group, some of them, for 29 years. So, you know, they actually thank and remind me of how my kids would be. I see my kids, and they've kind of sometimes drifted away from different ways. And it kind of hurts me, but they become like their pastor. And, you know, so we just need to try to encourage each other, you know, hold together. You know, we're one body of many members. Amen. I think I heard one time that a car has about 30 ,000 parts. You know, it takes all of them to put together. It only takes one of them to miss malfunctions before you're in trouble. Isn't that the truth? You know, when one malfunction, you know, you have maybe eight cylinders on your car. You know, when one of them malfunctions, you lose a lot more than one -eighth of your power. Anyone in those cars knows if one plug or one wire is misfiring, it's like you lose 70 % of your power. And, you know, we got to make sure we don't malfunction on starry again. Mm -hmm. Joe, Steve will bring her own water tonight, because I'm not falling for that one yet. You know, we just need to work together as a body. You know, hey, I always tell my people, the devil only needs one heart to work out of. Don't let your heart be that one he works out of. It's a dangerous place to be, too. And, well, I think we have enough work out here. We have enough people that I think God's work, besides having Christians, amen, but Ezekiel, if you're Ezekiel 33 now, verse, I just thought we'd start at verse 31. It says, and they came unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear my words, but they will not do them. For with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after covetousness, passions, desires, things like that. And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument, for they hear thy words, but they do them not. They were too powerful at first, aren't they? Man, I just read that. They point that verse, so many people are, they sit in church, and, you know, they may say, oh, it's a good message, whatever, but they just don't do them. God says, happier little do these things, amen, you know? And just knowing them and not doing them actually just makes you miserable, probably, right? Some people just have enough religion to bug them instead of bless them. Isn't that the truth? Yeah, just enough to just make them miserable without making them joyful. One guy I've told, and I've heard this all the time, but he's going to tell me in church, he says, the pastor's job is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable, you know? So I'm here to try to disturb you where you're comfortable and comfort you where you're hurting. Amen? And so we come here tonight and turn with me now to Mark, Matthew, Mark, I think, with the gospel, where Christ is portrayed as his servant. You know, the four gospels in Matthew, God is portrayed as a king, as a king, and Mark as a servant, and Mark and Luke as a son of man, and John, the son of God. And we find here one of my passages I love, and I don't know, anyone have favorite, I love, I have so many favorite passages, I guess, but I like this one because it's about four men, I guess, a four, but I guess I can't even say for sure, I'm sure there were probably men that took a man of palsy that was paralyzed through the Peter's house roof to get him to Jesus to be healed. It says there in chapter two, no, actually this just follows where I talked about it the other day about the leper that was healed, and Jesus said in verse 44, right before that in chapter one, see thou say nothing to any man that would go thy way and show thyself to the priests and offer for like cleanliness these things which Moses commanded for a testimony to them. But he went out and began to publicize it much, to blaze abroad the matter, and so much that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city. I mean, God, Jesus at the end is so well known now, it's hard for him to even, you know, move and around stuff, and set him up in the desert places, and they came to him from every quarter. So we come here now, it says here, and again, he entered into Capernaum, you know, that's kind of where he kind of made his home, where Peter was after some days, and it was noise that he was in the house. And straightway, many were gathered together in so much that there was no room for them, no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door. And he preached the word unto them, and they came unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was born of four, and when they could not come nigh unto him from the press, in other words, the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was, and when they had broken a nub, they let down a bad brim the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he sent unto the sick of the palsy, saying, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. And there were certain of the scribes sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, you know, isn't that amazing? Here in this crowd, there are some hearts that were very, very ungodly. Here they are just looking for a reason to cause trouble, looking for a reason, observing just with a critical spirit, you know, and sadly, they can be in a church, someone comes just to be a critic, but there were certain of the scribes sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, why does this man thus speak blaspheming? Who can forgive sins but God only? See, they knew exactly what Jesus was saying he was. Jesus said, I am God, you know, and that made them angry because they didn't want to receive it except that, and immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye of these sayings in your hearts? Whether it is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, thy sins be forgiven thee, or to say, Arise and take up thy bed and walk. But that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power on earth to forgive sins. He said to the sick of palsy, I say unto thee, Arise and take up thy bed and go thy way unto thy house, and immediately he arose, took up his bed, and went forth before them all, insomuch that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this faction. Isn't that amazing? You know, I love that. You know how exciting when God's moving in the hearts of people. When you have a revival, you know, it's not about one person. It's about what God is doing in the hearts of people. And your testimony has brought tears to my eyes. You know, man, isn't that great? Somebody cared enough to go out and make that extra effort, and here he is in church today, almost waiting ahead on the sight of somebody who cared for his soul. You know, I had one psalmist who said, There's no way I cared for my soul. You know, tonight, that's why we're here. We're one beggar telling another beggar before we found bread telling people. I thank God I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home. And I tell you, I didn't have to make us go to church. We loved church. We loved revival meetings. Loved evangelists. You know, that was just kind of the highlight of the year, really. It was like the Super Bowl, you know? And I just thank God. We were poor. It was just like church mice. There were six kids we were poor so we could get out. But I tell you what, I remember I was a little boy. I had my own little horn, you know? I won't tell you. Because there was an evangelist. He blew up. He had a horn. And I would not get out in the middle. I wanted to be like him. I tell you what, that's the kind of heros you ought to be wanting your kids to have. My friend today, if you don't get them in church, if you don't build up the man of God, if you don't build up authority in your life, it will come back to bite you like you've never seen. Go ahead and teach your children disrespect to pastors, to the president, to police.
A highlight from BKL496 St. Therese, the Little Flower Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff
"Discerning Hearts provides content dedicated to those on the spiritual journey. To continue production of these podcasts, prayers and more, go to discerninghearts .com and click the donate link found there or inside the free Discerning Hearts app to make your donation. Thanks and God bless. Discerninghearts .com presents Building a Kingdom of Love Reflections with Monsignor John Essif. Monsignor Essif is a priest of the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He has served as a retreat director and confessor to St. Teresa of Calcutta. He continues to offer direction and retreats for the sisters of the Missionaries of Charity. Monsignor Essif encountered St. Padre Pio, who would become a spiritual father to him. He has lived in areas around the world serving in the Pontifical Missions, a Catholic organization established by Pope St. John Paul II to bring the good news to the world, especially to the poor. He continues to serve as a retreat leader and director to bishops, priests and sisters, seminarians and other religious leaders. Building a Kingdom of Love Reflections with Monsignor John Essif. I'm your host, Chris McGregor. What's on my mind is such a, such a humble and beautiful saint, the little flower of Jesus, St. Teresa. The story of the little flower is so powerful in itself. It's so contra what our modern day sees as successful. First, like she goes to a Carmelite convent and, you know, people of our day say, well, she buried her talents, she buried her life, and even the idea of prayer being contributory to the world and its happiness. The little flower spent eight years in a Carmelite convent, a very short life. She died at 24. Even when she was in the convent, the sisters hardly knew anything about her life of holiness. She had kept a journal, her autobiography. She was asked and in fact ordered to write it by her superior. The wisdom of that book, I know, and I was in the seminary in the 40s and the 50s. Her story of a soul is one of the most popular spiritual books and it's so simple. She is the saint of the ordinary. She transforms every act of her life into an act of love and also a desire to unite her prayer with the sacrifice of her love. She became a victim of love for souls. Her whole desire during those eight years was to save souls for God through prayer, through sacrifice, through love. The hiddenness of her life, in fact, when she died, her sisters, who didn't know the depth of her love and her sanctity, said, what are we going to say about her? She has done nothing extraordinary, nothing that would catch the attention of anyone. She takes something like the rattling of the beads, which drove her crazy. She was so highly sensitive and some nun would rub the beads up against the bench in back of her and it would cause her like chalk on a blackboard and that's what would do with her system. She used that as an act of sacrificial love and transformed it and took it as an occasion and an opportunity to offer a sacrifice to God. The crankiest and the most rejecting of all the sisters, she would see them and embrace their rejections. I was just recently with a priest. His face would crack if he would smile. He was so unhappy. It's amazing and just to be around him, it was like pus oozed from his system of unhappiness. He wanted to know everybody to know just how unhappy he was and he would want to make everybody as unhappy as he was. And even to stand next to him, you know, what an opportunity that would be that St. Therese would say, why don't you just give him love and offer him the love so that he could have an opportunity to love. You know, just being around a person who's angry, upset all the time. So all of us have these opportunities in our day and the scripture in the mass that Jesus taught us, the church is teaching us on her feast, the disciples came to Jesus with the question, who is the greatest, most important in the kingdom of God? He called over a little child and stood him in their midst and said, I assure you, unless you change and become like a little child, you will not enter the lowly. Becoming like this child is the greatest and most important in the kingdom of God and the heavenly reign, the simplicity and the humility of a child. Now I believe in order for us to see a child who just simply looks at you with simple love. And so therefore, I really believe what Jesus is looking at is a little, little child in our society. Take today and see where in your neighborhood, in your family, look at a child. My cousin, Christine, of baby, she was so sweet, Olivia, just her eyes, her every smile, everything that would come into that child's face would be some of the most beautiful things that I could remember. I think that's the kind of child this was that our Lord meant in the gospel. There's a prayer. I was with my cousin and he had been making an avina to know what job he should take. And his favorite saint, and she is a favorite saint of so many, was the little flower. He would say this prayer to God through the intercession of St. Teresa. And she claimed, those who are devotees of St. Teresa claim, that they receive a rose or would have a rose as a sign that their prayer would be answered. And he made an avina and he got not only a rose, but his wife had given him this 30 roses. She didn't know that he was doing this, saying these prayers. He got an offer for a job that was absolutely unable to refuse. It was so powerful a sign right after he had received this bouquet of roses. And it was a sign to him that he should change his job. So many that I've talked to, the beautiful example of the little flower of humility, simplicity, childlikeness, and the prayer. My mother's middle name was Cecilia Teresa Esef. It's on her tombstone. She had this tremendous devotion. In fact, she gave a middle name to my sister Marlene. Marlene is Marlene Therese and also Mayanne Therese. And she had great devotion to the little flower. And she herself was a third -order Carmelite. And she had a way about her. My mother's prayer was very powerful for all of us. All of us, my cousins and so many people in our family. She never was out there. She wasn't someone who got into the mother's in school or in the altar and rosary in the parish or outside the family. She had five children. When I was a little boy, I would get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and I would see my mother on her knees. I thought every mother did this. When she would take us for a walk, she would stop in the church and she would make the Stations of the Cross. And we would kind of be there with her. But we just took for granted. That's what mom did. All her life, her entire life, her rosary, her prayers. And she had this power about her. Not really being noticed. But in our family, I would say, everyone who would refer to my mother would say she was like the holiest person they had ever met at her death. That's what she was known for. Prayer, humility, and childlikeness. She had a simplicity about her. And I saw this characteristic in some. When a person has this hiddenness, this characteristic of trusting in the power of prayer. Although the little flower never left her caramel and died at the age of 24, she has been known all over the Catholic world as the patroness of the missions. She is the saint of Vietnam.
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"She is the saint of the ordinary. She transforms every act of her life into an act of love and also a desire to unite her prayer with the sacrifice of her love. She became a victim of love for souls. Her whole desire during those eight years was to save souls for God through prayer, through sacrifice, through love. The hiddenness of her life, in fact, when she died, her sisters, who didn't know the depth of her love and her sanctity, said, what are we going to say about her? She has done nothing extraordinary,
A highlight from Your-Weekly-Tech-Update-EP-132
"Hello everyone! Welcome to your weekly tech update, the show that explores the newest, coolest, and sometimes mind -boggling side of tech available on the interwebs. I am your tech therapist, Ray McNeil. I'm here to take your mind off of the current state of the world and my prescription? Technology. Coming up on the program today, Google's Tilt Brush virtual painting app is coming to the PlayStation VR. This has me so excited. Valve's first entry into the Half -Life world in 13 years is now available and it's in VR. And happening in this week's What The... We're actually going to rename the segment this week to give you just a moment of joy. That and a whole lot more coming up on today's edition of your weekly tech update, next. Hi everyone. Google's Tilt Brush painting app is conquering one of its few remaining frontiers. We're talking about consoles. The search giant has teamed up with Outerloop Games to release the 3D creative tool for the PlayStation VR. To no one's surprise, it's the same experience just in your living room. It turned your PlayStation Move controllers into virtual brushes that you can use to create pretty much any immersive masterpiece that you can dream up. And yes, Sony is aware that Move controllers aren't always easy to find. It's actually selling a $100 Tilt Brush bundle that includes two wands plus a code for Tilt Brush. That kit doesn't include the PlayStation VR headset itself, but it beats having to scrounge for controllers at other stores or even shops like Goodwill. However you complete your setup, it could be worth the expense if you need another creative tool to help you relax during a particularly stressful time. Dragon's Lair was a technological marvel when it was released way back in 1983. Instead of using conventional graphics of the day, which were not great at all, it featured real animation by ex -Disney animator Don Bluth enabled by beefy laser disc storage. It wasn't a particularly good game. Alright, it was horrible, but those stunning visuals turned it into a five -star quarter eater and inspired home versions on a variety of platforms. The original is on Steam right now if you wanted to play it, and GOG picked up the Dragon's Lair trilogy back in 2018. In 2015, Bluth and Gary Goldman launched a $550 ,000 Kickstarter project to help fund the creation of Dragon's Lair the movie. It tanked, so they cancelled and went to Indiegogo looking for $250 ,000 slightly over what was pledged on Kickstarter. At this time, they were actually successful, achieving their goal in just a couple of weeks and ultimately pulling in more than $350 ,000. And now, according to The Hollywood Reporter anyway, the project has been picked up by Netflix, with none other than Ryan Reynolds in talks to star as Dragon's Lair hero, Dirk the Daring. Bluth, Goldman, and John Pomeroy, another animator who left Disney to work with Bluth, are producing this. Netflix confirmed the report on Twitter. Dragon's Lair isn't very big on plot. Princess Daphne has been kidnapped by the Dragon Singe and is being held in the fortress of the evil wizard Marduk. And Dirk the Daring, a bold, vaguely dumbwitted knight, crashes the castle to rescue her. The game itself doesn't provide any greater depth because it's basically a series of rapid -fire quick -time events. That means the writers have the freedom to run with pretty much whatever they want. But whether that's actually a good thing, we'll have to wait and see. Hopefully it will be better than Reynolds' last collaboration with Netflix, the Michael Bay -directed cinematic fiasco Six Underground. Honestly, I can't imagine it being any worse. However, I am an action fan and I did find some mild entertainment out of that movie. Tesla is preparing to release an update to its Autopilot system that will enable it to finally automatically stop at traffic lights. And a video of the system at work has already been released. The automaker is supposed to induce more advanced driver assist features meant to help city driving, the same way Autopilot has been helping Tesla drivers for highway driving. It's part of what CEO Elon Musk calls the feature -complete version of its full self -driving capability, which Tesla was supposed to push at least to its early access owners by the end of last year. Instead, Tesla pushed what Musk called a full self -driving preview, which was the integration of stop signs and traffic lights in Tesla's Autopilot visualization. When the automaker pushed the update in December, Tesla's Autopilot system didn't act on those traffic lights. Now, it looks like Tesla has started to push an Autopilot update with the actual ability to handle intersections to its early access fleet, a group of owners who beta test new software updates from Tesla. Out of Spec Motoring on Twitter, who apparently has access to a Model 3 with early access software, released a video of the new Autopilot software in action. It shows the Model 3 detecting the red light and stopping the car on its own with some new driving visualizations. The driver assist feature for city driving is part of a promise that Tesla has made since starting to sell its full self -driving package many years ago now. It's going to be available to owners of Tesla vehicles with the latest Autopilot hardware and who paid the $7 ,000 full self -driving capable package price, which has been listing these two upcoming features, recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop, and automatic driving on city streets. The fact that the feature is in early access right now means that Tesla is closer than ever to releasing it to its broader fleet, but the timeline is not exactly clear. Sometimes Tesla only takes days between pushing a feature to its early access owners and the larger customer fleet, while at other times it can take weeks. While Tesla Autopilot will be able to automatically operate at intersections like with Autopilot on the highway, Tesla still says that drivers must keep their hands on the steering wheel at all times and, of course, be ready to take control. The driver is still always responsible for driving a Tesla vehicle.
A highlight from Sunday of the Twenty-Sixth Week in Ordinary Time A Time of Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart Podcast
"A time of Lectio Divina for the discerning heart. Sunday of the 26th week in ordinary time. As you begin, take a deep breath and exhale slowly. For the next few moments, surrender all the cares and concerns of this day to the Lord. Say slowly from your heart, Jesus, I trust in you. You take over. Become aware that he is with you, looking upon you with love, wanting to be heard deep within your heart. A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew chapter 21 verses 28 through 32. Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people, what is your opinion? A man had two sons. He went and said to the first, my boy, you go and work in the vineyard today. He answered, I will not go, but afterwards thought better of it and went. The man then went and said the same thing to the second who answered, certainly, sir, but did not go. Which of the two did the father's will? The first, they said. Jesus said to them, I tell you solemnly, tax collectors and prostitutes are making their way into the kingdom of God before you. For John came to you a pattern of true righteousness, but you did not believe him, and yet the tax collectors and prostitutes did. Even after seeing that, you refused to think better of it and believe in him. What word made this passage come alive for you? What did you sense the Lord saying to you? Once more, give the Lord an opportunity to speak to you. Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people, what is your opinion? A man has two sons. He went and said to the first, my boy, you go and work in the vineyard today. He answered, I will not go, but afterwards thought better of it and went. The man then went and said the same thing to the second who answered, certainly, sir, but did not go. Which of the two did the father's will? The first, they said, Jesus said to them, I tell you solemnly, tax collectors and prostitutes are making their way into the kingdom of God before you. For John came to you, a pattern of true righteousness, but you did not believe him. And yet the tax collectors and prostitutes did. Even after seeing that you refuse to think better of it and believe in him. What did your heart feel as you listened? What did you sense the Lord saying to you? Once more through him, with him, and in him, listen to the word. Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people, what is your opinion? A man had two sons. He went and said to the first, my boy, you go and work in the vineyard today. He answered, I will not go, but afterwards thought better of it and went. The man then went and said the same thing to the second who answered, certainly, sir, but did not go. Which of the two did the father's will? The first, they said, Jesus said to them, I tell you solemnly, tax collectors and prostitutes are making their way into the kingdom of God before you. For John came to you, a pattern of true righteousness, but you did not believe him. And yet the tax collectors and prostitutes did. Even after seeing that you refuse to think better of it and believe in him. What touched your heart in this time of prayer? What did your heart feel as you prayed? What do you hope to carry with you from this time with the Lord? Let us now close with a prayer to the father that Jesus gave us. Our father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and from evil. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen.
A highlight from Pastor Greg Locke
"Ladies and gentlemen, looking for something new and original, something unique and without equal. Look no further. Here comes the one and only Eric Metaxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome to Friday, which means I'm in California. I've never traveled this much. Chris, I don't know who I am anymore. I don't know where I am. It's unbelievable. I find it best to get a Sharpie with someone as busy as you are to kind of write it down on your arm so when you wake up in the morning, you know. You can just look over. Oh, Iowa. Thank you. Before I forget, in this hour, we're talking to our friend Pastor Greg Locke from the Nashville area in Tennessee. He has a book out. Very exciting. Yesterday, I was on the phone with my friend Ken Fish. And, you know, these are the two people, Ken Fish and Greg Locke, that are talking about deliverance and are involved in the ministry of casting out demons. Now, if you don't believe in that, you might as well say you don't believe in the periodic table or science. This is reality. If you've ever been around it, I defy you to tell me what you think is going on. But anyway, we're talking to Greg Locke and that'll be our one today. I'm not sure who we have an hour or two yet. It'll be somebody great. But it will be somebody great. That's the only thing I can say. And my hair looks like it was styled by Vivek Ramaswamy's people today. I don't know what's going on with my hair, so please try not to look at it. Yeah, Eric, it's very important. You don't want to go full Bollywood with your hair. It just will look too fantastic and terrific. That's what Vivek is doing. He's going full Bollywood. It's kind of like Elvis on steroids. Elvis, Prince, Jerry Lee Lewis is kind of a pompadour kind of thing happening. OK, but listen, we don't want to talk about that. We want to talk about the fact that I'm traveling so much. Why? I don't know why, but I will tell you next week I'll be in Grand Rapids doing an event at Cornerstone University. After that, I go back to Dallas, where I'm doing something Christ for the Nations. 7th. That's October Then I go to San Antonio. I'm speaking in San Antonio October 11th. Sorry, October 10th. Then I go back to Dallas. We're doing a number of Socrates in the City events, which are totally sold out. I'm sorry about that. But if you go to Socrates in the City dot com, you can watch it live. It's going to be October 12th live and you can watch it. I hope you will. I want people to understand that, you know, it can be fun to watch it live because it's not edited. So all the flubs and fluffs and a lot of cursing. I'm just being honest with you. A lot of cursing. We have some guests. It gets very wrong. It's very salty. But we edit that out eventually. But if you want to see it, if you want to hear it, if you've never heard. I was just going to say I now can just you tell it what you want to leave in. And, you know, if you want to keep in the word, you know, honky tonk, it will leave that in. But it'll it'll delete other words you don't want in there. So that's Socrates in the city dot com. You can sign up for that's that's the event we're doing on October 12th on October 13th. I'm going to stay there in Dallas, Fort Worth, and we're doing some Socrates in the studio sessions, one of which will be with the great John's Mirack. He has a book coming out called No First Amendment. No First Amendment. Sorry. No Second Amendment. No first. It is a book worthy of John's Mirack writing. So I'm glad he wrote it. So we're going to be doing a Socrates in the studio session with him on October 13th. It just gets crazy. After that, I go to Augusta, Georgia. I'm I'm reading this Augusta, Georgia, Houston. I'll be in Houston on October 19th. Johnson City, Tennessee. That's right. I'm going to Johnson City, Tennessee. From there, I'm doing a number of appearances where we're promoting the letter to the American Church documentary film. So I'm going to Albuquerque, going to San Diego. I'm going to the L .A. area again to promote that. Then I'm going to be in Omaha, Nebraska. Am I making this up? I'm going to be in Omaha, Nebraska. I'm going to be in Colorado Springs. I'm going to be in Rocky Mountain Cavalry Church in Colorado Springs. I'm going to be in Chino Hills with Jack Hibbs. It's crazy. And I actually ask you to pray for me because this is a very solid, crazy schedule that I will need. I need prayer support. And I believe in that. I know there are people who pray because it gets tough.
A highlight from Selects: How Air Traffic Control Works
"Or wherever you get your podcasts. Hello, everybody. This is your captain, Charles W. Chuck Bryant. We're flying the friendly skies here in April. Looks like 2012 with an episode on how air traffic control works. So the seatbelt sign is off. You can recline. You can move about the cabin freely. You can gaze at stinky bathroom with a terrible sounding toilet flush if you wish. If I were you, I would hold it. But please listen to this episode. Welcome to Stuff You Should Know, a production of iHeartRadio. Hey, and welcome to the podcast. This is Josh Clark. I'm with you alongside me is Charles W. Chuck Bryant. We're about to take this joint 33 ,000 feet into the air. About to push some tin. Yeah. That's the lingo. It is. I've seen Pushing Tin as well. Yeah, I saw that movie. I assume that's the lingo. Otherwise, they probably would not have titled it thusly. You could also, that could be about like a car driving movie too. Somebody who has like a pretty good radio flyer wagon. There's a lot of things that they could apply. Or a recycling movie. Yeah. Pushing Tin. Yes. We're speaking of the 1999 Mike Newell flick with Billy Bob Thornton and John Cusack. Cusack. Yeah, that's where John Cusack and Angelina Jolie met and ended up getting married. You mean Billy Bob Thornton? No, I'm pretty sure it's John Cusack. Yeah, I didn't think it was very good. Are you kidding? Did you like it? It was all right. All right. I have to admit that movies that I thought were awesome in the late 90s. When I go back and watch them now, I'm usually like... Not as great. Yeah, there's very few that hold up. I'm trying to think of one that I saw again recently that did hold up. I'm going to sit here for a while until I think of it. It wasn't Pushing Tin though. I don't know. I haven't seen it for a while. Well, in the movie, they were air traffic controllers. Yes. And that's what we're going to talk about today. So that's how Pushing Tin relates to this one. Right? I thought I'd clear that up in case people were like, what are they talking about again? You got any other good air traffic control movies? Well, Airplane. Yeah, of course. Lloyd Bridges. Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop, stiff, and glue. Yeah. Other than that, I have nothing. What about all the real airport movies? Oh, sure. Yeah. Airport 70, Airport 75, 77. 83, 94, The Grungiers.
A highlight from YSA Thoughts on YSA-Led Efforts
"As many of you know, we recently published three episodes from the new podcast called At the Table. This is produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints, and I had the privilege to help with this project as a consultant. After publishing the recent podcast on leading saints, those working at the church on this project were so impressed by the results and the feedback from the audience that they asked if we could share more episodes. Enjoy! And don't forget to send your feedback by taking the survey for each individual episode, which we will link in the show notes. help us all follow Jesus Christ together. I'm Jared Pearson, and I have the pleasure to be a co -host on the At the Table podcast. I'm currently in Provo, Utah, but I was born and raised in Livermore, California, right outside San Francisco, California. I ended up serving my mission in New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Manchester Mission, and some of my favorite things are playing pickleball, tennis, or staying inside playing some board games or reading books as well. And I'm just really excited to be part of this. My name is Kami Castrijon. I'm originally from Colombia. I was born and raised there, and I moved to the United States when I was 16. I moved to the big city of New York, and that's where I joined the church. And then soon after, I served my mission in Riverside, California. Then after my mission, I moved to Utah, and I've been here ever since. I love dancing, especially salsa, hiking, baking, and I am thrilled to be part of this amazing podcast At the Table. Welcome to the At the Table podcast. This is a debut podcast where we're going to discuss some important things having to do with YSAs and other people around the church and what new initiatives are going to happen. Specifically, we're going to follow some of the strengthening YSA principles that have been released by the church just recently. And here with us, we have a couple of new guests, and we'll go ahead and let them introduce themselves. My name is John. I'm originally from New Jersey, but I'm here in Utah at the University of Utah. I'm Mary, and I also live here in Utah. I like John, go to the University of Utah, lived here my whole life aside from my mission in Alabama. Well, awesome. We're happy to have you here. How long ago did you serve? I was there a little over two years ago, and I served in a little Spanish branch. Shout out to the Cahaba Spanish branch in Birmingham, Alabama. And then I served for 10 months on the campus at University of Alabama, as well as serving in the family ward there. I would translate all the sacrament meetings, and then I was called back to the Spanish branch to finish out the rest of my So mission. I got to know those two areas very well. They're very near and dear to my heart. That's awesome. John, did you serve a mission? Yeah, I did. I actually served here in Utah, just up in Ogden. So I didn't even know they needed missionaries here in Utah, but I guess so. Yeah, I was here about two years ago, and I loved it. So I just stayed. I just stayed here in Utah, and now I'm going to school. So you're both at school here. So what are you both studying? I'm studying strategic communications and Spanish. Big fan of communicating. Maybe that's why I'm here speaking on a podcast. My major is world languages and cultures for now. That's probably going to change. I don't know, but I've just always kind of had an interest in world languages and cultures. So that's what I'm doing right now. That's cool that you guys served missions and that you loved that and you moved to here. Can you tell us a little bit of your experience here and how you've collaborated with other YSAs and how you've seen that you've been able to lead? Absolutely. I have done a lot within my ward specifically, but also within the institute. And I know institute classes look a lot different depending on where you are living, but basically just being able to gather with YSA has been hugely influential for my life, not just in the way that I've been supported, but in the way that I've been able to serve and connect with others around me. And that includes during COVID, during the time that we couldn't really matter and what connection really is and how to make that time when you gather actually worthwhile.
"john john" Discussed on Morning Mindset Daily Christian Devotional
"Hello, my Friends, welcome back to the morning mindset. I'm glad you're with me today of all days, because we're starting the new series. We're starting a brand new trek through the scriptures so that you and I can get our minds aligned with the truth of God's word. As it's expressed in the gospel of the apostle John. John is a master storyteller, and I think you're going to find that his descriptions in the imagery he uses really makes the person of Jesus come alive. And speaking of storytelling, I hope you love a good story. And if you do, you might be interested in a series of fictional books that I've written called the dragon slayer chronicles. It's a fantasy sort of series, but no magic, no talking dragons, just life and death situations, and faith infused all the way through it. You can find out more. By going to morning mindset media dot com slash dragons. Check the description for this episode of the podcast. Okay, well, as we get started in the gospel of John, I feel like it's important that we understand what we're dealing with when we come to a book like John's gospel. Now first off, the word gospel is used in a couple of different ways throughout the scripture. But first of all, it is the word that means good news in the Greek language. So when we speak of the gospel of Jesus Christ, we're talking about the good news having to do with Jesus. But the word is also used in referring to the first four books of the New Testament Matthew Mark Luke and John. And they're called gospels because each of them is an account of Jesus life. Told from the perspective of its author. Now, this gospel we're going to be looking at the gospel of John. John, the one who wrote this was one of Jesus 12 disciples. He was the brother of James. He was a friend of Simon Peter and his brother Andrew. And he by vocation was a fisherman, so John was a blue collar guy, like most of us, but he was very deep. You'll find out as we go through, even the first few verses of John chapter one tomorrow, just how DP is. He also wrote three letters of which we have record, and we call them first, second, and third John, which you'll find near the end of the New Testament, and it was also the human author of the revelation of Jesus Christ. We refer to it as the book of revelation, and it's the last book in our bibles. My assessment is that John is a thoughtful, smart, heartfelt guy, who notices the little things. He notices the details that others might miss. And he amplifies them in descriptive ways that are super helpful for us. But as we read this, remember, this is not just John's ideas. This is divine scripture, inspired by the Holy Spirit, through John. You might say John was the penman, God used his personality and his perspective. To write out this account of Jesus life. Now, a little piece of trivia for you, John, is the only one of the 12 who did not die as a martyr. He died of old age, though his death could have been spurred on as a result of various injuries he had sustained during previous persecutions. Today, let's look at John chapter 20 versus 30 31 to get an idea of John's purpose for his writing. This is what he says. He says now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written. So that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ. The son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. So friends, that's John's purpose statement for this gospel. He wants you to hear the story of Jesus and for the story of Jesus to compel you to believe that Jesus Christ. Is the messiah that he is the savior of the world that he's the son of God, and that in believing that he is those things. You may have true life in his name. So friends as we go through the gospel of John. I want to invite you to come along with me as we take an opportunity to get to know the real Jesus from our firsthand witness. We all have our ideas of what Jesus was like who he was, what he said. But let's dig into together. Over the next few months, in the gospel of John and me, I encourage you. Don't miss an episode of this series. This will be one of the most transformative series as we get to know Jesus himself, and also take this opportunity to tell people you know who you believe would like to get to know Jesus better. Skeptics, Verne believers, family members who might be curious, it doesn't matter. Invite anyone and everyone to join us. For this journey through the gospel of John. Or Jesus, thank you for giving us this revelation of who you are. Through the pen of your friend John. We're so grateful that he sat down to write that the Holy Spirit inspired him and moved him to pen everything he saw and heard in a way that we can understand, lord, open our minds and open our hearts. So that we can receive the truth about who you were and the truth about who you are. And enliven us in this life because of what we learn. In Jesus name, amen..
"john john" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Management interference And I said what if we do that And they said we're never going to do that here So what if we said we'd give you everything you want Could you do that I said well if you could do it then yes we would say well would you start Monday if we could do that And then I said and I never forget this It made me laugh I said hey hold on a minute Hold on wait How do I know that you actually know how to do that And he said John John John And so he looks over to the other judgment He puts down his Dell laptop and he pulls out an alienware from his side bag And as he's opening it Tom says to him yeah he's just come back from a gaming convention in South Korea Oh okay He then shows me some of the things they worked on and they had And it looked like something out of marvel And you guys know so we then went upstairs And we went to our leadership team and we said we really were into big trouble We need this system in two and a half years and the team can't do it the way they work He said have you got a proposal We said yeah We have to work in different ways and we need a $7 million If immediate funding to just fund everything they need So the he said okay just do it You're doing that Okay So we're upstairs to the VP of engineering and we said the same thing He said start now Get on with it So we went back down to the team that evening and said we're ready to go Please start And Monday morning they started And what I'd learned from many of the startups the way to work nimble is that leaders serve the employees who are who are creating for the customer My job is to clear the path in front of them Really really interesting Coming up we continue our conversation with Darren Palmer general manager.
"john john" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Management interference And I said what if we do that And they said we're never going to do that here So what if we said we'd give you everything you want Could you do that I said well if you could do it then yes and I said well if would you start Monday if we could do that And then I said and I never forget this It made me laugh I said hey hold on a minute Hold on wait How do I know that you actually know how to do that And he said John John John And so he looks over to the other judgment He puts down his Dell laptop and he pulls out an alienware from his side bag And as he's opening it Tom says to him yeah he's just come back from a gaming convention in South Korea Oh okay He then shows me some of the things they worked on and they had and it looked like something out of marvel And I got it You guys know so we then went upstairs And we went to our leadership team and we said we really were into big trouble We need this system in two and a half years and the team can't do it the way they work And he said well have you got a proposal We said yeah We have to work in different ways and we need a $7 million If immediate funding to just fund everything they need So the she said okay just do it You're doing that Okay so we're upstairs to the VP of engineering and we said the same thing You should start now Get on with it So we went back down to the team that evening and said we're ready to go Please start And Monday morning they started And what I'd learned from many of the startups the way to work nimble is that leaders serve the employees Who are creating for the customer My job is to clear the path in front of them Really really interesting Coming up we continue our conversation with Darren Palmer general manager.
"john john" Discussed on KFC Radio
"I think he's done a lot of like a lot of abortion stuff but now it's just more timely texas and all that but again i'm thinking nine eleven he's a firefighter guy he did king King staten island. Steve came out of one point which is really cool and introduced them. Yeah he said like this guy would have been a firefighter if he wasn't a comic and so i was expecting some of that. And then he's just like fucking abortion. You're killing a baby. But that's pretty cool pissed off everybody and probably got because he's builder. He he definitely the most he got someone in our row. It'd be clear to build. It wasn't us we didn't say some but someone did two doors down down you suck shut up you know. It was like so actually the first thing was he. He was talking about feminism and he was like every study in. The world says feminists that women are smarter than men right and and we get. I love you like we do studies for things that weren't in third grade like no. I want some definitely and rachel to be. Yeah i be under the smartest woman. Sounds like i want to be with the woman right. I mean girl if you're doing a girl if you're doing a girl girls at that time if you're doing a group project in school and you don't sign up the chicks you're crazy idiot. 'cause you know what it is. They're smarter and they will do all the work and you can get away with doing. Look like another guy might be like bro. fucking donna. Goddamn thing for this group. The girls will just be like it is. The girls are so worried about their grade. 'cause they're nerds and smarter that they're like we'll do it because john's don i'll fuck it up. They'll be like john jokes. John john john soft skull. John john's mom his head with a hammer. We don't want him to. John licks highlighter instead of using them to fuck and he he tries to see if he.
"john john" Discussed on Reinvention Radio
"All i'm going to do is send you dollar for dollar whatever you send in so in other words you don't come out of pocket at all so if you donate one hundred dollars i'm gonna send you a one hundred dollars in in bulk coin and i'm gonna send manny one hundred dollars in bold coin you send a dollar. I don't care whatever you can do whatever you can do. Please just donate help. Manny again whatever we can do to help him. I know he will sincerely appreciate And it's just it's just our pleasure and honor to be able to help a man who's helped so many so i know i You donated Again rallied i o set that up and then just Backchannel me or email me The rally i o username and then we'll match that dollar for dollar And i wanna make sure also acknowledged the fact that libya olivia. Who is here. I want you to be able to have an opportunity to say hello. I know you donated. Which is awesome. Doc zhong Himselves dock and a. You did so send me your username. who else. Who else who else. Who else. I know that there was at least one other person that was up here. I know rob did but there was one other person. That's okay l. Figured oh john wiley. John john john john wiley so john hit me up as well and again. I don't want you to have to come out of pocket at all on this. This is all about manny and we want to do whatever we can do here to support raven look at you go damn thank you raven raven just coming out of pocket if you wanna share. How much donated great raven. Get me please please. Here's the thing is you know we're going through a family crisis over here ourselves there you are. I didn't donate as much as i wanted to. Donate but idea. Go and Y you were speaking. I went in and talked to my husband..
"john john" Discussed on A Feed Called clubmarketevents
"And I would love to to steal that because I think there's a lot there's way too much of that happening and that term, unfortunately as a black person in Tech sales, resonates a wild amount with me and and yeah, that needs to be extinguished. So I appreciate you labeling. That I can see it book a table. Coming out soon job and Saturday, bro. Selling. It's definitely about that real quick, sir. Make a comedic book, make a comedic package salesman about, bro, selling. And like the worst ways to sell as a joke. That would be hilarious. Honestly, I would I said, I love that idea. If only we had triple the hours in the day off, right? You heard it here. First everybody, you know, we want a little bit of mention in there when that comes out, that's going to be a bestseller and I really love that taking, it's a word that's not actually come up tonight. I think we've found him dead but not nailed it on. It's all about intent. Um, you know, when my kids were little and they wouldn't eat their T. And you've got to do the airplane thing or oh, you gotta read your teachers, you know, if the Goblins going to come and get it and all its massive amounts of influence and persuasion going on. What's the intent? Able to get them to get nutrition in them in to eat? It's a good thing, isn't it off? So regardless of how much influence and persuasion you put in on somebody if your intent is good and proper, then that can't be a bad thing. Kind of absolutely love that. Take on it. John John. If you need to correct and sales are selling daily. We're here every single weekday. We have been since February this year quarter to 7 till 8 p.m. Every single night actually UK time we're talking here. So it's set you off accordingly backwards from the UK or forwards in the UK, depending what side of that line you go in and we pick a different topic about sales and selling every night..
"john john" Discussed on Discover Music Channel (Discover Music Channel)
"A lawyer is no harvest. saw what. I ask thanks john. Uh-huh research show. John john john john doesn't she wanted show. I doubt walshaw box what. I connection toward quantity. John went on from say you Ha-.
"john john" Discussed on No Agenda
"This we're seeing which is people getting kovic whether it's the delta variant or whether it's just cove in this nonsense about the variants at dow happened in 'cause i looked at the at this charts for the spanish flu and it had a big bump very similar to the one we had with covert and then the next year. There was another big. It wasn't a big big bump. It was about a fifty percent or thirty percent of the original bump and then disappeared completely in the third year. So we're stuck with this thing for the whole two years it didn't. It wasn't like sars which they really got rid of really fast 'cause they really clamped down on it. Descend got into the wild to an extreme and it and this is pretty distant. I think they're just patterning their their pitches after what happened in in the nineteen eighteen episode. Okay why is going to happen. You know what can we do to somewhere. Vaccines reminds me of my day. Trading days when look at some of these charts of infections and hospitalizations where be looking at this rise. Holly has gone up. I mean it really is going up. And then you forget you have to zoom out to see the whole year of trading and it turns out way down at the bottom with a little blip that you're looking at all these these beautiful tricks that can be played that just you know everyone falls. It's easy to fall for that. Don't you remember the golfer. John john rahm. He is now tested. Positive for covert a second time. Two months really. Yeah this poor guy. What are they got against him. They don't like him for sure. This is something very weird..
"john john" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"Sting sings about illegal alien guy with a green card. Then why is illegal aliens so offensive? Of course, the City Council of Denver is going to purge the term illegal alien. From the books. Delightful three or 37138255713 talk. John Gelled era in Paras. Let's uh let's go to the phones up to Loveland. Hey, John. Welcome. Glad to have you on 6 30 Care K How Hey, John. John, are you with us? Glad to have you Yes, Thank you. Um, I was thinking, you know, Test of the air size sounding name, for example. Person who cross the border in search of a better life. Or something like that. Uh, but I have to be specific because Apparently, they're not very in Cuban. Get into Florida. They're getting sent back. So they Can't be illegal Aliens, Uh, because I just don't want them here. Is that what I said, is, uh, John, I cannot. I cannot help but to notice a bit of an accent. That you have. Are you in the nation from some other place? And are you here legally or illegally? Yes, I'm from Mexico. I'm here legally on a green card. And how hard was it to get that? I'm curious. I hear it's very difficult. It was very easy. And like if, um You basically to marriage. I think the issues issues where Oh, yeah. You took one of you took one of us hot American women, huh? That was one less I could have. I'm tired of you guys coming in here with your rico Suave e accent stealing all the hot girls. All right, but but you also have to have friends. And no people who are here. Illegally, don't you? I mean, I I know several illegal aliens. I've got friends who are here. Um, there were living Mhm. Natural born citizens, But but you know them as well, right? That's right. Yes. So so, given your particular point of view that you are a legal alien And you have friends who are illegal aliens. Is the term illegal alien. Dehumanizing. To you. You have a different perspective than I have. Is it dehumanizing is it Is it vulgar doesn't hurt you. No, not at all. I don't think it is. You know, people that is Or other state their visas. They clearly know that they're doing something illegally. Um, So I think you're there named early in sounds funny, like and accept the rental or something. Uh, Yeah, maybe take it to It isn't isn't hurtful. Yeah, well, But the thing is you. You're not an illegal person. Your your illegal because You're an alien. You are illegal alien. And you got a green card. You stole a woman who obviously would have been dating me if you did not take her from me. Um But There is nothing There is nothing hurtful or dehumanizing in this. Let me ask you another question. This term called Latin X, which is, I guess, instead of Latino and Latina, they've come up with a term called Latin next. Latin and then the letter X Yeah. How is that a term that you've used before? Is that a common tern? Never and I actually hate it. I hate it. I find that offensive because I mean, it sounds really equal is and I never felt any of my friends or Anyone using that name and I feel like that wasn't in. So somebody just gave us without having an idea of You know? You right? You are about the 10,000 Mexican. I've talked to that has never heard of Latin X before somebody else invented it, and they don't like it. It is you think the left would have done just a little bit better? Research before they decided to go gender bending on Mexican immigrants and call them Latin X Um, yeah, I agree with you. It's just But kids will grow up with it and you will be Latin X Now. I don't remember. I'm imagining your Spanish is better than my Spanish and you're English, by the way is really good. Congratulations. English is a Ridiculously difficult language to learn. Um But tell me if I'm right on this in Spanish. Pretty much everything is either Masculine or feminine. So, you know, um Beer is either masculine or feminine and mountain or whatever it is but different things. You either call. You know, l or law, right? Los Angeles for versus L. You know, Los Angeles? Um Los Lobos. The walls its lows, not loss, because these It has a masculine connotation. How weird is it? Coming here to the United States, where everything is supposed to be gender neutral, including Latin X. Is that a difficult concept director brain around Yes, I mean, right now, with the nonsense of how The the languages. Getting bent. I think it's It just looks. I think you're right. I mean, it's losing the meaning of what words mean and then That just opened room for this nonsense. Um And I think Uh, yeah. The left is really good at, uh, getting away with anything they want with, uh Controlling the culture and the narrative. Um, you know, it's just so easy to be liked by everyone when you have all the media. Supporting you and And I think conservatives, you know most of the time. Just basically working, raising families and just don't have time to go out on the streets and Uh, and complain. Just one last question. What? What? What do you do for a living? How do you make money? I work in construction. And so you do hard labor management. Yeah. This has been a great call. Thank you. I am glad you are here. Um And you are illegal alien. So congratulations, John. Have a great day. Appreciate the call. Thank you. 3337138255713 talk. All right, so we talked to John, who is a legal alien? He has no problem with the term illegal alien. He has friends as many of us do who are illegals? Would love to talk to an illegal alien if you are here illegally. Let me ask you. Are you an illegal alien?.
"john john" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Back edit. We go 19. Minutes after the top of the air, talking little home improvement and I guess home issues. It's 882 38255 Frank, welcome. Morning, Gary Morning. I had just caught in the last few minutes of your program with run on about the animals. And I got a I'm getting tag teamed here with raccoons and, uh, those little chipmunks, right? And I'm wondering if do the chipmunks tried to get in your house and holes in the ground Note? Tried me, Dad. No, they're not trying to get in there just trying to burrow and create their nest underground. Um sometimes or their feed there, too. But it's usually just building the next day, and so protection like underneath the stoop or stare, they'll burrow there. The borough next foundation. I always, you know, Chipmunks. They're cute little creatures, but they do a tremendous amount of damage if left unchecked, um not so much because of the structure of the house. But By borrowing. They screw up the water control flow around your house and you know you can start having leaky basements and all kinds of issues. I got I got the raccoons. Yeah. You know, I've been here for about 45 years and the wreck corns. They always keep showing up. I got an old garage out back and they always end up in that garage will be gone for a year or 23 years or something. You think you got rid of them? The next thing you know, you'll see Gracko owns. You got running around right? So so, you know, trapping is, um, is fine. At least they're not in the attic of your house, and that's what we were talking about with Ron a lot, especially right now with bats. It's a It's A It's a big problem when they're in the garage around the house, trapping them. Is the you know, pretty much the way to go. You got to check with your state to see Um what's allowed and what's not allowed in terms of release. Um, but you can get to the wildlife division of your state, and it will talk about What can be released and not released because they try to manage Rabies and things like that. But, uh, trappings the best thing. Even the chip marks, you can trap them in a little. Um, you know, depends which way you wouldn't go little have a heart trapped little rat trap something along those lines. Yeah, the, uh, I had a neighbor, the acting. The raccoon grew up in the attic. And one There was a broken window like an attic window. And the raccoon got trapped and died. Getting in the glass fit. You know, in the window. That's a bad day. Yeah, awful smell there. That's how they followed the head back home. Yeah. Man, you know? Yeah, you know, walking around the house, they speak of that often, but Looking for any kind of opening. A lot of people are amazing. Just how small and opening it takes to allow wildlife in India erratic, You know, I was talking about face your boards that butt up and are moderated square. How would shrinks over time in Iraqi with his claws and pull that face your board back a little bit and bang, you know, he's got a nice desk nesting area in your attic and again like you say they can pull anything apart, Charles Eagle through anything to get him to your roof. Right? Your attic. You're exactly right. So Trap is the way to go. You know, You don't want to let him start hanging around too much. No, but I'll tell you one thing. I had a problem. Only once with rats. Uh huh. And I've learned I never knew that. You know, there's a lot of road construction around the blocks around my house, and the rats are all over the place. And what happened was the rats they hear the water service. Coming in your house? Uh huh. Go down the front of the foundation under the porch down with the water service was and came up to the dirt opening for the water, meter and stuff in my summer. Really? Actually, that's smart to know that the, uh, the water service that noise They knew that if they dug down, he came to that. They can come through the pit The floor. Amazing. Amazing out in the house tonight had a handful of time getting rid of it, like trap a dozen of them. Yeah. Great survival instincts. They have a lot of animals, so All right, Frank, Thanks much for the call and have a great weekend. Take care. All right, Let's see. We'll get to John John. Welcome. Morning, Gary. Morning. Um, the issue I have is this With inflation. I'm wondering I get the monthly report from Constellation Energy, and they tell me, you know by energy usage for month to month whether it's up or down, and what I notice is That in the winter months, I do real Well, I have, um uh, champion windows all around, and I got the Parson's construction, too. Put that R a Y in the attic. Uh huh. And the crawls. Okay. But, um, what else can I do in the? Um Uh, um more months. You know, in the summer months to improve my, uh Well, I'll tell you what kills you in the summertime is the price of air conditioning more, much more so than than heating. Um, so that's why you see those peaks in the summer versus the wintertime, probably very well insulated. It sounds like you are, um and probably probably very well ventilated. What? It just cost that much more to cool your.
"john john" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"Cycle to John. John. John. John. Hold on. Hold on, John John. I got to get all of this. I'm on the same boat. As quote You need to finish this quote, finish the quote when When Maya is scared, she goes invisible. When she's angry. She has superhuman strength. She can swing like Spiderman from her armpit hair. Why? Why can't you just swing like Spider Man? Why has it got to be the armpit hair? I mean, there needs to be some swinging mechanism. Come on, guys like and also what else is again? How hard do you imagine swinging from your armpit like the physics that needs to occur that would hurt your shoulder would get dislocated pretty quickly. So bad for your shoulders. Something to consider. If this lady derives sitter derives her powers from her menstrual cycle. I would assume the main villain. Whoever that might be. The main antagonistic would be trying to impregnate hurt or out of the mental center. Yes. Whoa. This took guitar historical, That's incredible, Or it could be menopause. That's the well then that's a Jilin's. That could be the villain's name. Well, of course, but maybe his whole name is meant to, you know, Actually, Isaac Isaac brings up a really good point about this, because then it becomes a gist. It's like suddenly if you so if you don't if you're a woman, you don't menstruate anymore. Do you not have superpowers? Superpower superpowers, you just useless. So she'd have to go into hiding when she's when she's when she's not When it's not that time of the month, right? She's only superhuman What, four or five days a month, Right? Right. So so I don't know. I don't know how that works, and she's just like Boss. We can't do that bank heist Day three according to my calendar, Does she have a catchphrase like Feel the flow? Oh, my gosh. Hey, I hate this entire idea. I I also hate this. This is this is I don't know. Maybe I'm buying Sam the inaugural copy. Do not buy everything you should frame that. You guys got to have it in here. I was such a fan of Emilia Clarke. And now I just don't even know. Oh, this might have negated all of that all the good work. God, is there so many tie ins, though? You know, like if she misses her there? Yeah, Like like like she She misses one, and suddenly she's vulnerable. Right? Right, right for nine months for Jeffrey, right? Yeah, That's what I'm saying. Pregnancy. I just I think that a comic about a single mom, that's a superhero can be so interesting. And so cool. You don't need to tie it all in demonstration. No, You don't know that's totally unnecessary. You're right. You could do. You could go all sorts of angles with single single mom. The as tough single parents have a tough job. You don't need to, you know, tie in every single aspect of being a woman and make it a part of this identity. It would be like the we like the men counterpoint to this single dad. Superhero. Yes, but no. But if he was deriving what is he derived with their hours for power from prostate from? Yeah. Prostate. I get my power from my brasi from some part of some buff. Not a colonoscopy. I'm just Yeah. Oh, Okay, So I'm kind of interested in that common actually going to collaborate on this. Where collapsed funds got rubber gloves in Vaseline, right? Nope. I hate that one. Just as much as I hate the period superhero, Alright. Speaking of movies, Let's Go here because this this triggered Sam, this story was insane. So Drew, did you have movie pass at all? No, No. I never had a movie past. Uh, the the A. M c one Because that was the theater that was close to my house. I never did use the movie past. Isaac. You ever use movie pass? No, Max. Jeez, That's okay. I didn't move your past for a little while. But you didn't ask me. What am I chopped liver? Did you do movie past? No. Okay. I didn't think so. That's why we didn't. So I didn't ask you what you could have at least asked so. Moving past the failed subscription service that promise unlimited movie going for 9 95 a month and it was great while it lasted like it was awesome. When it first started, writes short. It was sure it wasn't around. Well, it was around, but they made it harder and harder. That's that's the core of the story. So they agreed on Monday to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over accusations that it knowingly deceived customers making the service difficult to use and exposed their personal data. In the process. The FTC revealed an elaborate obstacles that movie pass. Executives made in with the most active users to overcome, including forcing them to reset their passwords and setting unannounced limits on their accounts. So move you pass, and its executives went to great lengths to deny customers access to the service they paid for while facing while failing to secure their personal information. Seeing it further into the story, and this is where it gets. I can't believe that this was I mean, I can believe it. But I can't believe it Right? Here's Let me ask the question because I'm not. I'm failing to understand the business model. Did they lose money? The more movies that people went to see Because when it's a subscription service, you're getting X amount of dollars a month. No matter what. Whether they go see 20 movies or whether they go Seton zero movies, So the company hoped that subsidizing full price tickets for millions of users in doing that they hoped that they.
"john john" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"By those knowing they see the Cinco felony money. You must musica anybody. I got them anything. Yeah. Focus. Who is the co? Now? Listen, Look, I know where you think you're in the army. How mad they shit their way. Get going. Get off! There is no comeback, kid. You're premed. She gets a little bit embattled. Have to get it go more you think Get off where they cannot die A fault on John John. Really? But you come on. Well looking bus stand. Thank you. Come on a better look. This was the major number of myself more. You remove someone know you meant that you know, Mama Mama. Did you look who's been measured up? Men may be no matter where they cannot.
"john john" Discussed on WGN Radio
"But One of my teachers had us write an essay on We walked in, sat down and the first thing he does with was okay. I want you all to write an essay. The right arm is coming off of the elbow, and you need to put a price tag on that. Which which is probably not an essay topic that too many of your callers can never claim to have gotten, but I could make such a claim. So when when you said, Hey, you know, should we Or should we talk about current events somehow? It brought that tomorrow. We're going with this. Yeah, So, Yeah, but But let me let me make the connection here if I can, so we're going with this is How much is your help work? Because it sounds like I mean, if if I remember Monday correctly you said that talking about current events, maybe 100 point difference in your blood pressure. Is that right? Well, not only talking about it also watching it, seeing it things like that, you know, just completely avoiding it. Helped. But it was it was a total diet of complete avoidance. Not just talking, not talking about on the radio. Right. Okay. Well, which is kind of kind of unrealistic. You know, you can only do it by the way. It's hard to avoid all manner of current events when you're online or, you know you're watching something, or you're listening to the radio man. You got to be quick, but but I have been so, uh especially to in yourself. You in your situation where you have to listen for the engineers. Yeah, well, actually, I don't. I should, but I don't I I I I I turned down the return when I'm on here. That's probably how I get into so much trouble. I never know when I was about the breakers. I'm not hearing them. But yeah, in any event, forget about my health and let's go directly. Let's go directly to your preference, You know? Is it a thing? Where at night you'd rather just have fun on the radio and talk about nothing of consequence? Or would you rather get into the news of the day? Well, I just assumed not get into the news of the day for the simple reason that nine times out of 10 even when I even when I when I hear the news And I understand it, Which was someone of my sword is not always a given. But you've been given those two things. Hearing. The news is one thing and understanding is another and then and this is the tricky bit. Being able to do something about it. See, that's the thing for me where I wouldn't mind hearing the news all the time provided there were some way that I could effectively act on the information, but It seems to me that nine times out of 10. When you hear something in the news, there's little to nothing that they that you're able to do about it. No, you're absolutely right. I know. I'll tell you the thing that was hard to stop reading and I did. I read the first sentence of an article that said more than 200 public radio employees have signed a statement calling for an end to objectivity in their reporting. Okay. I'm not going another word on that story because I will scrape myself off the ceiling. And John John John says he'll do that for me. If I don't start paying paying attention to when these brakes come, so we'll talk to you soon. Thank you. Okay. Thank you Rally, but by now we'll pick it up right there. Hopefully with you. What do you think? 8888765593.
"john john" Discussed on The Shawn Harvey Morning Show Podcast
"You like barbecue. Have you read one apart cologne. Have you ever table data. Talion dude was swag from staten island. Can't say okay. Well maybe this might be something you might want to venture off into that book. Hold on hold on how i wanted. The beta i wanted to debate debate debate this whole i. I have to refrain from saying. He thinks she's ready to go off. On but sal sal. Everyone in the group room is salads. My friend we got much. He has an open. Invitation to folks that wanna go down to joe's pizza right is it. Joe's pizza frank. John john john jot down. There aren't yet. John and any other group member that wants to hang out with south who. We can all hang out with south down bleaker at john's pizza. How about that Sounds that okay like a group of us. Come down and we meet you. We all go into south pizza and just chop it up. No doubt data right so so we know you busy. Thank you please refrain from. I know you loud and your passion. You're not angry. But if if if if narc forty five if nothing happens today can just easily go on with your life. How about that. I'm not gonna after today. I don't even talk about it anymore. That's it i'm done and you put up to white thread. So without cornerback. for friday sydney. We have things to talk about. that's great let's clarify. I join south. Yeah we gotta go. Lee said he wanted.
"john john" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Took a corner where you think you're not telling me? Shall we get going? Get off. Come on, kids, you can pre med She could They let him better? I have to get it go more you think Get off where they cannot die A fault on John John. But you? Yeah, Come on, you can do e O. My water broke girl remembering more. This was the major. Another of my remove someone know you meant that. You know, Mom, I know. Yeah..
"john john" Discussed on MZNOW with Michael Zavala
"Yeah i know it. Don't go may fellas. I own twenty fifty. One percent of this su-. This is my first time at this rodeo. I can't believe you're of husband. Be a great discussion here. You're your your your your bitch. Carole baskin i. I'll tell you something. I'm gonna take my boyfriend. John john john john finley. I heard he's going to. He's going to read you your rights. Now don't know we'll figure it out for work on it. It's got a little ways to go to work on earth really griffin. Y'all lead everything you know that not to. Yeah i don't. I wouldn't know who the rest of the cast of the take me a little bit time to kind of figure it out Now i think we got a good start mayor and then like i said navy. Arguable is john. Ricky but clark gable. The third can be in there as well he. He's now deceased. Oh yeah that's true. That's the grandson. And the grandfather. The first the first grandson grandfather dead acting do so a little known fact about myself. Is that actually like playing dungeons and dragons. I actually played it with my cousin. When i was younger i thought it was pretty cool. You create figurines things like that and create your own character near stats So when michael got a chance to actually play with some friends he wasn't as enthusiastic as me So let's here we say before. He actually played the d. i have been. i guess. Fortunate should never played dungeons and dragons before who knows fortunate. I mean at first glance. I don't know that it's something that i would ever enjoy. Luke brown you remember. Lou show for years and luke was big into dungeons and dragons and to try to drag me to a lot of these little meet ups or whatever they do. I would always ask them questions about. It wasn't even curious about it other than like. I don't understand what it is. Somebody asked me. I could explain it to there for a while. I thought dragon with the same thing as like alarming and they would all go to the woods or whatever. I just wanted to get an idea and so they would explain it to me. It made me even more li- it sounds like a lot of work first off. have you ever played. Yeah i have. Yeah but i was never liked the dungeon master. Will you have to basically hire a dungeon master so for years. I've avoided luke's dungy and he still plays this day. When i saw him in vegas last year he was telling me he plays every sunday with a group of people or they do it online or whatever they do and i i think even ask more questions about it and it still sounded like something that i would never do. But i this buddy who just fell into this about. I don't know january now. He's like the poster child for different buddy so not lucht. Diff- yeah this. Is somebody different. And now. he's a poster child. He's that's like you sell. Yeah it's basically a smart got it. He got a little taste of it and he was sold. And now it's like it's like a religion. This guy plays every week and most people that i know that play. It's like something they do. All the time religiously. Yeah but he was really excited about it and he hit me up. But i know enough about the idea of dungeons and dragons where i'm like i maybe i'll play. I'll try it out one time. Okay good i'm going to create your character. I'm going to do all this stuff. I'm going through it. And i don't understand any of what's going on. I think i got here. Hang on be like a race. You had to pick your class you have to have instant set it up you have to like roll. Did you give the dice. Dyson everything he told me to get it. He's probably listening so many. Get it I did not get it. I think i'm gonna find an app. Because if i don't like the game why am i going to have all dies right. Need more stuff around the house. I have too much already. So you haven't even. He sent you the stuff that you have even set anything up yet as what you're saying now he said the only thing i have to do is he said by the dies or die. Whatever you say Which i'm not going to do. And he said. I had to log into this thing so i can see the battleground whatever that means. Well they create. Are you know. Because he didn't seem like saying these words and you don't you okay. Well let me remind character. So so first off he goes and it's going to be a group of is is going to be some mutual friends. We all know charter. It's gonna be fine right. And that's the reason why i agree to time. Well it's all zooms. I don't have to actually be room with anybody. It's great that a lot of that area. Plus so i'm thinking oh i could pencil out some time. How much thirty minutes an hour. He said we'll do a one shot. That's pretty quick. Probably about four hours. Yeah four hour minimum. Probably i don't do anything for four hours. Now sit here and play a game for four hours. Play video games for four hours. And i don't do any work. I can sit on my couch. I don't have to think about some of my imagination. It's all done for me all right. Here's my character. Schrader the beloved by the name. yeah. I'm a class and level one hard wine. I don't know what that is. My races dragon born. Ooh the black dragon ancestry. By saying i got a big you know. Yeah the dragon background. I'm an entertainer. A bar in my player name is mike so very allred. he's he. He decided all these points with. I hate video games where you have to have different points for different attributes or whatever so already i'm like well i don't know about all this. How the page. The only thing. I understand is my name and my race and my background. That's it all. This other stuff is like greek. Do you yeah. I'm a black dragon. Oh my god. I got a big make money. Probably on onlyfans. How your that picture of that The big fat black guy with the big johnson flip that's floating around the internet. That's me that's probably what he was thinking of when he made my character. So i'm okay with that. He tried to make it realistic to each person. That's going to be there. And then i'm like well does it four hours couldn't come up with all this stuff is make believe anyway right. Can i just make believe a spell that gets halfway across in thirty minutes. He's like no. It doesn't work like that. what do you mean. It doesn't where it's all imagination. You're making stuff up. And then he goes. You're just we really woody. So bring that to the table and i'm like you're talking about twelve in the at noon on saturday. I don't. I'm barely waking. I'm not gonna have anything with me. Luckily i'm showing up to the zoom. Call zoom yeah. No they're doing zoom. Why no. I'm saying like but like wake of your character. You can come late in tired but then you. You should be character if that's me. I'm an entertainer. I was up late last right. That's my character hung. Oh sorry guys sorry. Hung over in our sleep last night. Can't we please do like. I like a trailer and like you educ character. I'll that'd be great. I'm waking you up. i'm sure it. I'm i have health jordan so i'm waking up to you into battle and you're like way it's so like obviously my concert last night or so. Oh look at this age. I'm twenty six years. I can get this stuff. Twenty six years old. i'm medium size. So i'm six two hundred and seventy five pounds. Well he made a true to who. I really am Dragon breath weapon. That's true. I don't know an acid. I have acid reflux. So he got me there I don't know if that's really drac. Breath weapon. i don't know what that meant. Maybe just rack.
"john john" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"I was. I was like the fattest I've ever been, which I'm like. I'm glad that I met her in my plump is ST Yeah, sure. Because rotund Yeah. And then, like I started dating her, and then I got in great shape for a movie and trying to keep it impossible to keep it. You can keep it. But, boy, the quality of life really goes into the basement, doesn't it? Yeah, yeah. I like to eat almost no carbs and all that. It's rough, right? I don't I don't like it has an effect on my boners, did you When you got in shape Did you go like high protein, Low carb. Yeah, For the most part. And did you notice any my boners? We're okay. They were solid. Yeah, you were 33 at the time. Probably right. Wait a few more years and won't be able t eat that way and maintain erections. Know what you're saying? Actually, though, when I did it, I was About the Jew did it? So I was 32. I did it for this movie, Kristen I did Sunday through Thursday was glycogen depletion, so almost no carbs right on. And then Thursday into Friday night was carb loading, and I would be noodle all week and then I eat like two boxes of fruity pebbles. Oh, and then I would be hard as a rock out of nowhere. Not even necessarily horny. Just I would be in Gore Would you have to do something with it? You absolutely slamming the door. Ok, good. So you're not wrestling with any of those issues? Not Yeah. No, You're virile young man. Yeah, you In general. How does your body feel? Not to the touch from the outside. But for you personally, Yes, she put a firm you could tell. There's ah layer of muscle underneath. I feel like I wouldn't Dad Bods got popular a couple years ago when girls like I just like a dad, Bob, and like that was like, means on the Internet. I'm like, Thank God my time has arrived. Not a second, too, because I look like an athletic dad. Ugo you look, do you remember? You're too young. Probably. But did you ever first of all you look, let me say Well, thanks. Thank you. I mean, truthfully. Thank you. Oh, thank you. God. Yeah? Yeah. One of my favorite looks is L Bundy Season one of married with Children or your father on a righteous gemstones. John John John Goodman in the early years of Roseanne, like you could see the football base. Yeah, he was a football player, and there's a ton of mature muscle under there. Yeah, lot of and then some padding hard striations, Yes, dense, dense, mature muscles. And so I just kind of like that. Look where it's like. I got used to be a hell of an athlete, and now he's comfortable. That's exactly what I'm working out for. Now is so when I do have kids down the road there friends be like, I bet your dad used to be in shape. Uh, holding goal is is very used to be a really good show. Okay? I had never met you. To my knowledge. I don't think so. I was co hosting the Today show or some hour of it. I'm probably inflating what I did. Just today. Shows like 45. Okay, all right. So I was unlike the back end of that. Whatever that touches money hour after everyone's.