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Unmasking a Killer, Pam Hupp
"On tuesday december twenty seventh two thousand and eleven russ area called nine one one to report that he had just discovered his wife forty two year. Old betsy farah had killed herself as you just heard. He was in hysterics crying. Unable to breathe he called nine one one expecting police. Ems to come to his aid. What he wasn't expecting was that no one who arrived on scene. That night would believe that. Betsy had committed suicide. They believe that her fifty five stab wounds told a different story and this belief this version of events would lead to more than ten years of absolute hell for rough area. This is quite possibly the craziest case we have ever heard of and apparently agrees because renee zellweger just got cast as the lead in an upcoming film based on this case when we think of evil or manipulative women. A few immediately come to mind. We have jodi arias casey anthony. Eileen worn ose and more recently. Laurie valo by the end of this episode. You'll have another name to add to this list pamela. up pamela. Newman was born on october tenth. Nineteen fifty-eight indulge in missouri in a devout catholic home. Her mom was a schoolteacher working at a local school and her father was a longtime employee for union electric happily backed by the union by all accounts it was an idyllic childhood. Pam was known as being kind vivacious and extremely playful beautiful with long flowing blond hair and an infectious laugh. It was very hard not to like her for high school. She attended riverview gardens in saint louis. She was popular and a member of the cheerleading squad. If you ask any of her former classmates what they remember about pam they almost all say one of three things. She wasn't that great at school but she loved to party and she was one hundred cent boy crazy. Her popularity allowed her to frequently date. She began to go steady with an attractive softspoken boy. Who was a star athlete exceptional student and member of the national honor society. A couple of weeks after going to their senior prom together a pregnancy test confirmed pam spheres most likely due to her stringent catholic upbringing. She knew what had to happen. They had to get married resenting the fact that her friends were enjoying college life pam said at home in a dingy dark apartment with her daughter while her husband were too long hours to provide for their small family. The resentment grew to be far too much in the marriage dissolved. After only six years soon after the divorce pam met markup he was attractive also softspoken and played minor league baseball for the texas rangers. The two became almost immediately enamored with one another and married rather quickly. Mark ended up not being drafted by the major league so he became a carpenter. The pair soon welcomed a baby boy and moved to florida in nineteen eighty nine not finding a great deal of happiness or success in the sunshine state. They moved back to missouri buying a home in the city of o'fallon with marks carpentry skills and plump savings account. The two began to flip homes in the area meaning steady income and a regular paycheck. Pam went to work at a local state farm insurance office. Betsy faira was the very first person who greeted her
'Sisters With Transistors': Pioneers Of Electronic Music
"Musical instruments that produce sound by using electronic circuitry bore the names of male inventors, and they were popularized by male artists. It is Allyson McCabe reports. Women were and still are at the forefront with a new documentary. They're finally getting their due in the 19 twenties, the Russian physicist Leon Thurman, debuted and electronic instrument that could be played without any physical contact. Musician stood in front of a box and wave their hands over antennas summoning otherworldly sounds seemingly from thin air. Experiment might have been a passing novelty, if not for the late Clara Rock quarry Ah, virtuoso who, well concert hall audiences and helped refine the instruments design music. It was not suspected, as she recalled in the 1992 interview with public radio station W Q. X are there was no way of breaking the sound. You couldn't make the cut that you couldn't make separation. All I had to do is inspire him that I needed. Frogmore is just one in a long line of women who change the shape and sound of modern music, says filmmaker Lisa Robin er. When most people think of electronic music in most cases, they'll picture men pushing the buttons knobs in the boundaries. So one of the things that really drew me to the story was that this was a story of women being enabled by new technology robbers. New documentary sisters with transistors celebrates their achievements spotlighting pioneers such as Daphne or, UM, who was hired as a studio engineer by the BBC in the 19 forties, while men were off fighting in the war after hours or, um, began recording and manipulating sounds on magnetic tape. Man. Her experiments led to the co founding of the BBC's Radio Franek Workshop, which also provided a platform for Delia Derbyshire. She crafted sounds for hundreds of BBC programs, including the iconic theme music for the TV side by Syria's doctor who which debuted in 1963. Five years later, Wendy Carlos took the first commercially available keyboard base of the Sizer to the general public. She introduced the instrument she helped Robert Mode design on her album switched on Bach, which sold more than a million copies. At the same time, female composers continued working on their own music. Juilliard trained Laurie Spiegel says Elektronik Instruments helped them bypass creative and professional obstacles and give voice to their compositions themselves. It was like looking the way a painter or a writer works. You were working on the actual work itself. You were being a piece of music out of sound that you could then play for somebody else. Instead of just having a piece of paper that you then needed someone else to go and perform. As a researcher at Bell Labs in the 19 seventies, Spiegel made music using experimental computer systems and complex algorithms to generate entirely new sounds. 1977 Spiegel's work was included on the Voyager golden record launched into space to represent all of humankind. That, she says the achievements of women have often gone on recognized early computer programmers very often where women because it was considered clerical. Then when they began to be called computer science, then it was suddenly totally men, and it was for gotten their women involved in your early days of computers. History of women has been a story of silence. Of breaking through the silence. We shall not be rubbed any longer. It's beautiful noise. Sisters with transistors is narrated by Laurie Anderson in 1977. Anderson debuted the tape Bow Violin, which allowed her to create her own performance art. In the 19 eighties, Anderson modified her Elektronik Trump set turning her body into an instrument. We gotta Lynn Drum machine and it was broken. And so I took it apart. And I thought, Well, what if you sold it into a suit? You know on your views to the various drum pads, specially For today's pioneers. Electronic music isn't just music. It's also a tool to break down barriers, says composer Yvette Janine Jackson. My creative journey with electronic music.
Broward Schools To Commemorate Parkland Shooting With A Day of Service and Love
"Of events starts today Commemorating the day 17 lives were lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high three years ago. Schools across Broward County of participating in what's being called a day of service in love, focusing on students both on campus and those in the learning, though it perfectly in love activities and project to encourage the service to others and help to raise awareness about the important and meaningful causes, Parent turn, school board member Laurie Alhadeff says on Friday morning, the district will observe a moment of reflection in prayer at 10 17 for the fallen eagles and those injured. And in person in virtual commemoration will take place Sunday at Pine Trails Park just blocks from the campus where the tragedy took place. Three years to the day air
Watch Out for Streaming Service Price Hikes in 2021
"So listeners. You may have noticed this but it seems like we're paying money to stream. Tv's movies everything else. Sling tv was the latest service to raise its rates with its basic service jumping from thirty a month to thirty five. This followed similar hikes by netflix's youtube tv hulu plus live tv in. At and t. tv. That is a mouthful so starting to feel like we're paying as much as we would if we didn't cut the cord and we just stuck with cable right not so fast right my right i mean so. Why one of our colleagues today tech columnist rob guerrero notes in his latest column cable subscribers. End up paying extra for surcharges. Renting devices such as a cable box modem and fees for broadcast tv so even with with prices going up you can still save money by doing the streaming tv option. But if you to take that a step further you can purchase an antenna to receive over the air channels too and the other big advantage to with streaming that you have to remember is that you're not contractually binding yourself to any of these services so you can sign up for something and if you wanna quit a month you can quit in a month. That's not to say that you need to have a contract with cable necessarily you can do. That is well month to month but a lot of their best deals often require you to sign up for a longer term commitment. Like you might hear like a one year or two year commitment if you wanna get the best price. It really just comes down though to essential viewing when it comes to saving money. That's true and you mentioned that you know since there's no contracts were streaming you know you can begin to be you know get offensive on this you know take the initiative to for instance drop a service and not pay that five to ten dollars a month and pick it back up when it gets some new content you want to see for instance if you subscribe to disney plus and you only want to watch mandalorian well. You probably watch the men. The laurie now. You can take a break from it if you want to get something else or or just pocket that money and i don't know if people know but the typical cable or satellite bill is more than one hundred dollars a month so you know as you have that much to play with as a comparison in a way and most people already have broadband which obviously need to get your streaming content on your tv but it certainly can pay to assess what you really want to watch and what you wanna pay for. Yeah absolutely
Supreme Court says California cannot ban indoor church services
"It is official churches in California Canal Hold an indoor service again asked because U. S. Supreme Court decided Friday that the Constitution does protect the free exercise of religion. Ruled that the state's ban on indoor services during the pandemic actually violates the First Amendment. The court didn't eliminate all health restrictions. There's still a 25% limit on capacity, and there's no singing or chanting allowed. A couple of law professor Laurie Levenson weighs in on that decision, but continues to be a struggle between the people who are claiming that they have a first remember right to practice our religion. And some of the justices and the state who are saying that in fact, the court should not be playing health officials they should defer to the health officials. Allow California to have their restrictions. That ruling comes on the heels of a lawsuit. That suit was filed by the Pasadena based Harvest Rock Church and the Harvest International Ministry. Church officials have argued the public health orders prevent the church from quote holding service is mandated by Scripture.
Supreme Court says California cannot ban indoor church services
"It's official church's California Canal Hold indoor services again. That's because the Supreme Court decided Friday that the constitution protects the free exercise of religion. They ruled that states ban on indoor services during the pandemic actually violates the First Amendment. But the court didn't eliminate all health restrictions. There's still 25 per cent limit on capacity. There's no singing or chanting allowed, and legal expert Laurie Levenson weighs in on that decision in used to be a struggle. Between the people who are claiming that they have a first Amendment right to practice our religion. And some of the justices and the state who are saying that in fact, the court should not be playing health officials they should defer to the health officials. Allow California to have their restrictions. Ruling comes on the heels of a lawsuit for the Pasadena based Harvard Rock, Church and Harvest International Ministry. Church officials have argued the public health orders prevent the church from quote holding. The service is mandated by Scripture.
Trump parts ways with impeachment lawyers as Senate trial nears
"Trump parting ways with his lead impeachment lawyers. There is a bit of a shake up in the legal team that is going to defend ex President Trump on the U. S Senate holds his second impeachment trial in just about a year to South Carolina lawyers have left a bit more than a week before the trial starts. Trump is notorious for not paying its lawyers is notorious for not following his lawyer's advice. So in some ways, it's not at all surprising that you see this type of scrambling on the Trump defense team. Professor Laurie Levinson of loyal along Tom Foti. CBS NEWS Washington Though
Sarah Chalke Talks Rick & Morty
"About what a dream career in acting might be. Sarah Chalke has sort of had it. She's been on some of the best love TV shows of all time, Roseanne. Scrubs How I met your mother. Not too shabby, right? But you know things must be slowing down during the pandemic for actors. Well, not for Sarah. Now she's part of the one of the most popular shows during this pandemic, the animated series Rick and Morty, where she does the voice of Beth Sanchez. I had the chance to talk with Sarah Chalke out in Vancouver, British Columbia last year after season four of the show rap. We talk from her home, NBC. Don't worry, I wasn't NBC hears our conversation. Hi, Sarah. How are you? Hey, I'm great. Nice to talk to you. Where are you? I'm in British Columbia and s O feel like you'd be here. You're still able to work right? You're on Rick and Morty. It's animated show. Are you still able to do voices? Yes, I'm I've been recording three cartoons up here, and it's been such an interesting adventure to find like the most acoustically positive sound And really, that's like a dead sense. You have to find somewhere small and s O. I started out in the lower bunk bed surrounded by every do they and pillow that was available to me and then try taking the kids play tent and duct taping seven moving blankets around it. Um and then you know you're in this kind of like dark space. And then I take like make a stack with like a thing of poker chips and Harry Potter books and then bounced the microphone on top and hope for the best. And I also say that like Beth on Rick and Morty Is not like a A super kid friendly cartoon character like No. Are you worried about your kids here in here and what's going on with mom in the room? So what if he like up and you know you're recording off campus in a sound contained sound booth? Um, so yeah, yeah, that's also been part of this figure out a way to not only keep the dogs from barking, um, and hearing birds, but also, uh, the Children not hearing you. So it's an interesting um Dynamic. They get to have some really loud. Screen time, huh? Get they get to watch their iPad as loud as they want so that mom could say rated r things into a microphone in the bunk bed. Totally. I mean, I was already worried about like my daughter who's three going to preschool and like she loves we have all the Rick and Morty like stuffed animals, and plus, she's and so she'll play with them. If you like, mister Q. B Butthole. Yeah, I don't know how that's gonna go over playing that with other Children. It's been really amazing to see how big Rick and Morty has become, like I remember when it was sort of like this little niche. Animated chauffeur for nerds and for You know, for people who like really kind of sophisticated comedy, and then it just becomes this worldwide phenomenon. And it made me think about your character, Beth. So for people who haven't seen the show, can you tell me who Beth was when you started and sort of who she's become, as the serious has gone on. Yes. Oh, so she's the sort of mother of the family. Um, Rick and Morty is the grandfather of the grandson. And you think you're gonna watch this grandfather grandson? Go on these like wild sci fi adventures. But what it ends up going into is like these real kind of rough family dynamics and on day kind of You know, not just this sci fi cartoon but asking these existential questions like if life is meaningless, and there are infinite universes, does anything really matter? So that's rickon Gordy in general, and then the best starting out kind of that, you know, as the Matriarch of the family and playing the mom and then over time, And as the seasons went on, you find out how much she is like her dad and the fact that when she was little, he had to build her a secret world. Because she was making whips to make people like her and mind control hair clips. As a young girl. You find out that she is kind of a lot like her dad, and and then and then, as the seasons go on. She wants to either stay or leave, And we don't know if she's a clone or not a clone, and that's been super fun to play kind of death. And then this alternate best as well. Space that it's funny like it. Z must be a challenge to sort of play your character and also sort of more sinister. We're like, deceptive version of your character. But it's all the same voice like You're not changing too much, you know. Yeah, Totally, totally. It's been. It's been super fun, and obviously we didn't know at any point that that was coming like we just get the scripts as we get them. We have no knowledge of. You know what's happening down the road in the future, so that part's so fun. I mean, to see like a Rick and Morty script in My Inbox is one of my favorite things because the minds of Justin Royal and and Dan Harmon are Unbelievable. There. So the scripture so smart and so funny and so wild. I love them. It's the number to show in all of North America like we were looking at in the US anyway. We were looking at the survey was conducted in the US to see what TV shows were being binge the most during the pandemic. So number one friends. Friends is number one. Right? Yes, I love it. I'm a big friends fan. And then sort of like the anti friends Rick and Morty is is not know that his number two in some states record is number one. What do you make of it? What do you make of it that during the pandemic, it's gotten even more successful. That's really cool. I didn't know that. I think I think people want to laugh and people want to escape into another world. And I think that it's a You know, a time for For a real need for for comedy, and the growth of It has been interesting to watch kind of through the eyes of comic con over the years like we would go to comic con You're one. It hasn't been released yet. So all the questions were to Dan Harmon about community and then the next year, it was like a couple of weeks walking around and then the next It was like a sea of Mr Poopy bottles and bricks and all these different characters was kind of cool. I get to see how it's how it's growing, but I'm glad it's bringing people less. Is it this time? Is it ever a bit intense? Like I know that I know that Even Dan and Justin, the folks behind the show have had to come out and talk to the fans of the show. Because they could be intense. They could be a bit toxic. That could be a bit sort of awful. Now when we're talking about a pretty small Group of fans of the show, but I can't imagine what that's like to be sort of in it to be in in the show, with all that's going on. Yeah, it is. It is wild. The degree to which you know I can't watch all the little pieces and I am you know, I think that That, you know, I don't. I don't actually read a ton of those, uh, those sites and comments, but I think it's It's cool how passionate people are about it. It reminds me because when you started, I think the first way we all knew you was when you were on when you were on Roseanne and you were brought in court famously, is second Becky. Like one of the biggest shows of the nineties, You replaced the original actress who played the daughter Becky, until the original Becky came back again. From what? I understand you were in high school in Canada, and then it got that gig. Yeah, it was crazy. I was 16 when I auditioned and I I was living in Vancouver and working on a couple things that were filming up here, but really haven't done anything under very much. And and, uh, got this audition and put myself on tape. And, um, I think we even like Mailed a VHS tape, You know, down to the states, and they called and said, We're gonna fly you down for an audition on day were seven of us and all the others were like 21 living in L. A actresses and all of us were doing this scene with Glenn Quinn. Who played Mark back his husband and the whole scene was like making out. You're making out with him. And you're like, you know, get job. The gas station, baby. Come and get it down to the gas station, baby. Come here. That was the same like there's this 24 year old, handsome Irish actor. How am I gonna remember one line and they said we'll let you know within a week. And then, a week later, they called back and said, Okay, come back tomorrow and do a scene with Roseanne and was like on the infamous coach on the set, and they were calling out. You know, camera numbers and having a laugh track and seeing if you could kind of adjust to those elements, and then they called and said, You got it. And Remember going to a party that night and telling a couple people and it just sounded so crazy. Sounded crazy. Yeah. Sounded crazy that you were in. You were in high school, and you were telling people having to be on the number one sitcom in the world. They would have been right to be like They're not. You're not like taking over for someone else like they're gonna not have like It just sounded insane. And we already had, like great seven. We already had, like someone like lied about being on the mini pops. Remember the many pox which were so amazing? I don't I don't know. The minibar like a Canadian band was like a Canadian kids. And you would like You know they would sing covers, and they were dressed these cool eighties clothes and they were amazing and someone in our schools that they were going to be in the mini pops. That wasn't true. So all the sudden I felt this feeling of like I'm lying about being in many parts, and then so then I kind of spread it on our school pretty quick. And then they called me back on Monday morning, and they said We're having cold feet about replacing Becky. So we don't know if we're gonna do it. We will do will pick you if we do it, but we're gonna put you on hold for four months. We're going to tell you in September just got this is jumping. You couldn't be a Minnie Bob situation, right? You're gonna have to go back to all of them ago. No, no, they change their mind like all you have Sara? Sure they did Change your mind. And then you then you find out Yeah. And then s O was my great 12 year and, um And I would go back and forth because they would shoot two or three weeks on one week off. So we would shoot Monday to Thursday. I would get on a plane first thing Friday morning and be at school in Canada on Friday afternoon and then and then fly back Sunday night or stay home for a week if we had a week off and kind of commuting back and forth I'm really interested in people like you who have On gun traditional first big gig like I was talking to Linda Cardellini the other day who played Lindsay on Freaks and geeks, Right? And you know, so there you go. She's her big break. Is this show that considered to be the greatest show of all time and then gets canceled after one season and I said, You know, what does that do for you for the rest of your career, and similarly for you your first Big is to replace beloved Actor. In a show that is the number one show on that, and it was it was controversial. When it happened, it was people couldn't believe that it was happening. And then I wonder if that taught you anything in your career going forward, whether it had hardened to you or heart And you do you think it did something to you? I think both of those things I think, you know, I mean, because Yeah, came. She would least he was Becky from seasons 1 to 5. I was six and seven. She came back for the beginning of eight. And then I came back for the rest of eight. And for nine. And so it was definitely, you know. As a kid. Um, it's you know, it's confusing and hard when they brought her back, and then they called this. Okay. Now, will you come back? And and so that piece, I think, um Was the challenging part of it for sure, And the other piece that was challenging was just going from complete obscurity to going on the number one show, and then you're at that age where gynecology just kind of wanna blend of a sudden that piece of it was it was hard, but they incredible part was the obvious, unbelievable gift of working with John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf and Roseanne and Sara Gilbert and Johnny Galecki and Sandra Bernhardt. And I mean it was It was crazy. It was like stepping into having not really worked out much to working with this top, unbelievably talented comedians and just watching them. Work and what They would do with a script from a Monday morning table read Till Thursday night Tape night. It was such a huge learning experience and so so interesting and obviously You know, open so many doors for me. I mean, I was Like my entire diamonds, girls. My nickname was second package would be like we got second back in the seventies. Really Good. Yeah. Yeah,
L'Oreal Bans Animal Hair in Its Brushes
"L'oreal has decided to ban the use of animal hair in its makeup brushes which i just occurred to me that may be animal hairs and makeup brushes. That lawn had your percents. Yes how much. I think about those things in my bathroom so among some other brands laurie. Al had been targeted by pita and by the public. Because it's male grooming brand. It's called baxter of california made its shaving brushes from badger hair. Badgers very cute. That is what i know about them. The real q. And of list. If you're from wisconsin you know they look like that's a sports reference so a pita investigation in china exposed poor treatment of batteries that would eventually be killed for their for and in response to all this There was also an eighty thousand signature petition to get them to make changes. So laura will not only stop using badger or goat hair which were cited in the petition but animal hair any kind other companies that have also banned batter. Hairbrushes includes sephora proctor and gamble and nour's some instance that up in their little brains for next time you're looking for some new brushes great development. This is good news that they are headed in destruction leave. The badgers are low. Just lay them allowed.
You Can Now Buy Fully Customizable Hair Care At Target
"Well. There's one other big piece of news function of beauties coming to target. Yeah i thought this was very interesting is function of beauty. Is this brand. Which the essentially. They stole this idea that i had long ago. Hey i had that idea did you. Steal it from me. No everybody had this. Everyone had their. Everyone's tried it or every brand has tried it. yeah it just demonstrates the first. There's no new ideas every so you know that. Brilliant idea that you have and the out there in the audience or valerie or even me. Somebody's already thought of it. And the execution. It's exactly that is the whole thing. Ideas are were nothing. The execution of the idea is what's worth everything it's so function of beauty. They started up on the internet And somehow they convince target to take their products because they've been successful enough for that now. Function beauty says that they are a customized hair. Care line because the brand will let you mix up your own products Well sort of there. Are these four base shampoo and for base conditioner formulas and then they have ten additives that you can put in your formulas. these are supposed to boost specific properties of the products such as strengthening or deep. Clean condition volume. I shine curl definition thermal detection color protection length. Like these are all the stuff you've seen on boss before now. Since i couldn't find all the ingredient lists i can't tell how different all of the base formulas are however. I suspect that the base formulas are not that much different. I mean they're probably some subtle differences between a couple of two that are like significantly different detergents or something. But i i did find a few lists and it looks like the shampoos are based on sodium laurel method s donate And then they have glycerin in cook middle purple. I don't know why people put glycerin in their shampoos. Just won't help with stability i. It's my yeah well but it also kills your foam. Is that so well. There's no foam with s alumni anyway but They nothing to kill. I guess. and then. The conditioners are based than between china. India chloride and turnham eighty-seven never rate conditioning. Eight that's one of my favorites. I've never used quite eighty seven is great. That's a big conditioning. Agent used in. Laurie alcaraz products. As well. well there you
Liverpool hit their stride in victory at Tottenham
"Six place firs hosting fifth-placed liverpool and this match did not disappoint liverpool running out three one winners for me. no alexander. Arnold monitor the scores for liverpool hoi with a brilliant goal for spurs but that's all they could muster liverpool then move into fourth jump west ham. Four points off the league lead spurs sitting six eight points behind league leaders manchester city. Steve nicol shocker. His life jurgen klinsmann with us tv. How good we're liverpool. Today i think on the team were there. Were excellent. you talk about open attack football. That's exactly what you go. You talk about creating chances. That's what you saw you got. Three goals disallowed and you other opportunities that maybe could have made this school lane way. Bigger than actually funny stop is with your first and six choice a box and then james melda then five year old. He's probably fourth choice in the middle of the park. I mean what performance really to dispose and play the way they did School the goal fantastic performance. You're going to attack has been slipping of late liverpool. What was the difference in this one. Well the defense was Liberal group created more chances and finish them off as well. I mean who who knows what would have happened. If someone's goal in the third minute would have been a regular goal by divorce rightfully so it was disallowed. But if that would have been the lead for spurs maybe different story. But i think than liverpool really controlled the game Scarlet three beautiful goals. Even if you know part A spurs pack but they never created enough throughout the ninety minutes. It was obviously a big blow to lose hurricane at halftime if injury again so deserved victory from liverpool cobble of outstanding performances from their side. I look at Tiago first and foremost he played an incredible game and obviously they have their strike spec scoring going forward shock. Oh what are you. Come away from this match. More impressed with what liverpool did or disappointed in spurs performance impressive what liverpool dead given given the issues that liverpool had come into the coming into this one as tv rightly pointed out. But at the same time. Don't don't let that disguises five. That i am hugely disappointed with so much about spurs on the performance today against this liverpool team who you know kind of makes if the time i thought spruce threatened to dominate the midfield. Because never pool. Don't have any real Baldwin's in their own midfield as as always with sonnen key and In they're talking line. They looked so bad on the counter attack. Key don't missy has to come off but then you look at what liverpool dead or semi spinach allowed them to do and the buildup to the first on robinson is allowed ten yards into the swiss hard before anybody thinks about getting clueless to picks out the pasta. The one player who's been running behind them all game long. And then it's a defensive mystique by dial for the second goal. Laurie should have done better tough but he wrote on should have done better And in the end despite the fact that maybe you can Yourself with the fact that he three goals three defensive mistakes liverpool despite all issues were by far the best team. You're gonna any issues. The spurs approach sounded well in all. They obviously almost called the goal. It was allowed for for someone. But then throughout the entire game that didn't create create enough hurricane until he obviously was subdued then because of the injury Was never really into the game. And it's it's just simply not enough liverpool. Look like they could score. You know every minute. I mean we had a couple of opportunities already in the first half and Obviously when you didn't have individual mistakes can happen in philly especially in the first two roles then You really look bad at the end of the day. Stevie i suppose proof today the an order for them to win games. They can't go to over the proper football team and we can't in utah men behind the ball. Then they can do that and it can break on you. But this became an open game and can't do an and jozies komo after the game and pretty much has not had one world appraiser liverpool only said is all the mistakes they made. Well let's say the mistakes and made is because of the pressure would because they were so open that the defenders can't handle it and liverpool school goals so listen supposed to meet today proved exactly what thought torty taw against the proper team. Not good enough. They have they have to sit down with the ball and try and be clever and get on the attack.
Winning $1 billion Mega Millions ticket sold in Michigan
"No word who bought it? But lottery officials say one winning ticket was sold, matching all the mega millions numbers last night with a billion dollars sold at a supermarket and no by Michigan were a shopper. Laurie Burkhardt knows it can't be. Her line was too long, and I was trying to be safe. And so I'm like, all right, so I started going to other stores. Yes, I bought my ticket somewhere else. And no, I didn't
Yarning & Darning, Meatloaf Catapult, naughty Limericks, Raptor piles. - burst 7
"Newspapers. And we them to a trump or indeed a trombone. And so i i up on the ocoee. This This session we have women. Crates genderless pack of playing cards so at queen trump king So in the day and age where we're conscientious and i'm passionate about gender equality. Have you ever stopped to wonder why. The male monarchs still trump's queen in a pack of cards. This is something that doesn't sit right with a twenty three year old indian. Melnick says she decided to take matters into her hands. The forensic psychology graduate spent a while thinking about how she can make a change after a lot of trialing creating agenda listen race neutral deck of cards king queen and jack instead replaced with gold silver and bronze the gupta modern set of cards of the modern world. If we have the skyrocketed the king is worth more than the queen and this subtle inequality influences people in their daily lives. But it makes me think though is the joker the joke i mean would he be like a unit. Would he be genderless. So there'd be no bell shaking his head. How does one play old made. Now could all may be an old queen maybe Maybe it's just all three contract and the data shown off the incredible harry potter theme secret. Hideaway cry different. Dalton the cupboard under the stairs his creation is far from the dusty room full of spiders. Harry called his bedroom and does the household with dad finishing the project in time to unveil it to his eight year old daughter at christmas. The outside of the cup is decorated with portrayed and the fat lady who caused the engines to griffin tower with visitors having to know the correct password to gain access the dole then swings open to reveal raven clo- flag the house in which is door to assorted into and the floating candles hanging from the ceiling. But i'm just thinking the dad is correct. Corrected is wondrous harry potter kingdom for his daughter. They can have to have an extension especially for hagrid. Who's a slightly wider. Wizard and a chinese restaurant owned has been praised for extremely honest menu descriptions before taking the plunge in ordering food from a new restaurant. People often look at reviews. Tripadvisor google But what you expect to see the only the restaurant leaving their own critique But fair gang fe avant die in montreal. Canada prefers to give customers extremely honest opinions of his food. The menu was shed by finding the restaurant came and the user praised the owner for keeping it. Real so with the orange beef the owners words comparing it to our general south chicken. This one is not good anyway. I'm not a big fan of north american chinese food and not say your call if you're going to choose it so the owner also revealed that he's not a fan of the sweet and spicy pork strikes for this different version. He used a eaten at university. In china I would hate him to describe the essence of prom balls his menu as sarcasm a lot more sour than sweet with added msg and the woman. 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Apparently they did feel that they had the patent pass which was access to lara's and finally the first preserved dinosaur bottle is perfect and unique paleontologist said the first dina. Dinosaur battle ever discovered the shedding light. Where the sun doesn't shine the discovery reveals how dinosaurs use this multi-purpose opening scientifically known as the local vent off all all three items here number one two and breeding as well the dinosaurs dairy so preserved research. You could see the remnants a small bulges on its back door which my house musky scent glands. The reptile possibly used during courtship. I mean in this case. I wonder if these press stark poopers ever had hemorrhoids. It could it could indeed be a ruptured raptor. Okay okay so we have. The twenty-first limerick in the twenty one salute for the president joe biden. And i think we we do we do without a doubt have to do a a desert. there's no doubt we have to do. We have to do one of the ones. There was a young lady named hitchen who was scratching across in the kitchen. Her mother said rose. It's a crabs. I suppose she said yes in. The bug is rich in okay. So let's open the antique anglo. Ach so in the anglo and got this week we have some more foods We have the bird's-eye custody trifle So basically for all of our listeners. All around the world who did not travelers at the bottom. You have canned fruit. That has jello and jelly. And then there's a layer of English custard in the middle and then it's whipped cream on top and you have lashings of sherry. I remember many years ago. My mother will attest to this are is at school. And they were serving trifle and the gentleman who was serving it In gave me a dollop of this trifle. And i said i do. Hope this sherry in it sir. My mother always put sherry in the costed. Seventy one like sasa i one bird's-eye custard a trifle custard. And then i never remember this but capris did instant mashed potato now. I know that was an advert where there were basically robots doing the smash potato And they were making this robert sip-it like cement mashed potato and that was something that we ate in the as well instant mashed potato and then you had the delicious caramel banana flavored angel. Delight is basically for americans pudding and it's a powder mixed it with milk stirred it up. And then i think. Let it in the fridge for a little bit. And you have the most delicious pudding the caramel or or salted caramel whatever. It was and the banana flavor. Were out of this world. It was like heaven heaven in a little glass bowl and all the other children in the eighties. Were were eating that but the best of all legs gentlemen. Let me introduce you to via natta. Now i think we have via netter every sunday during During the summer is an ice cream. Basically and it was layers of creamy Vanilla ice cream with very slender pieces of dark chocolate spread all the way through. It was like an dot chocolate bars and chocolate on top. We've creamy vanilla ice cream and let it melted a little bit because you don't want to completely frozen and it was absolutely delicious and some of the people on twitter would say in celebration also the vetter always sought the annetta. Look like cuttlefish vice versa. thursday night always shopping night. Vinet gone by eight o'clock It was supposed to lost to wake lived on these during three power cut. Three power cuts. We just left them outside the floor out. Veneta was only served in a sunday dinner. it was a classier ice cream any other night. It was the awful vanilla from the plastic tub and a mate with trying to impress a girl invited around for a meal border veneta for pudding but left it in his bag and it started to melt. He genuinely believed that if he stuck it in the freezer reconfigure and it did not Every time we went to my aunt betty's it was the pudding choice then at a hands down hands up everybody who spent ages trying to cut through the bottom layer frozen chocolate before realizing it was the brown plastic tray. So there we go. That's the Antique anglo ark. This week we have veneta bird's-eye Trifle and we had the angel delight delicious dessert three marvelously. Nine hundred eighty s desserts. So thank you very much. Listening to the podcast is been a momentous week. The world changes week. Isn't it so nice to have boring game either. The boring Regiments have government going on as normal without hysteria twitter 'isms and everything else. So we had all twenty one limerick salute for the irish heritage of joe biden. And thank you very much. For listening to the podcast. This week we did ever touch on. Liz hurley's bikini marmalade exploits. We didn't touch on me trying to reintroduce the perfect baked potato. We have time next week. Folks we have plenty of time. We have all the time in the world to discuss The wondrous Baked potato and how you should cook it. abbas hurley making marmalade in a bikini. Which i think. I'm going to try this week and then i'm going to maybe a champagne marmalade in a in a in probably a man caney bar style this week and hopefully there won't be any smattering without a doubt. But it's been lovely to have you here Lovely to have you on the podcast. This week keep coming cauliflower cheese and cheese on twitter at keep coming cauliflower cheese on instagram likened subscribe. i'm across spotify apple music Also i'm a shoot in iheart radio pandora everywhere people everywhere and yes logging. Enjoy it I mean it may be something. Maybe i could send you a sleep at night. If you're insomniac it could be. It could be the you know the better than the sound machine. Although i have to say my love did get a sound machine and the crackling. Fire the crackling fire is absolutely delightful and it makes me sleep. The baby and i highly recommend the sound machine if you have trouble sleeping and is absolutely wondrous invention but that's been the podcast We all going to finish with a never shameless heaney poem. One of biden's favorites to to close the day. It's bell doug they just keep turning up and were ford as those foreign one eyed and benign. They lie about his house. Cranston's out of a ball to lift the lid of the pete and find this pupil dreaming of neolithic wheat when he stripped off blanket bog soft piled centuries. Open like a glib there. Were the first plough marks. The stone age fields the tomb call beld turfed and chambered flawed with writer. Comb landscape fossilized stonewall patterns repeated before our eyes and the stonewalls of mayo. Before i turned
L'Oreal Paris Elvive 8-Second Wonder Water: Worth The Hype?
"Have you heard of this stuff lori. L. eight second wonder water. I have not oh okay. Let me tell you a little bit about it. It's a newer product. It is a tiny twenty allure. Best of beauty winner now. okay. I don't normally give much credence to like product awards but the allure. Best of beauty is one that i do hold in very high regard. I understand. I think that is like when i see that. Something has their seal of approval. Yeah i i read the review on the website. I love their year end list really their staff. Yeah so this is just been like hot on line. I believe hot on the graham. Maybe the talk. I don't know because my brain is mush talk. Yep that's what everybody calls it talk. I don't know like even where it entered my brain space just because there's so much scrolling and tiredness going on On point. I became aware of this right. So this uses something called lama lar- technology which essentially from what i have read it zones in on the parts of your hair that need treatment deep conditions at very quickly and leaves you with a silky smooth conditioned hair and hey the name of the second wonder water which is like amazing marketing. You're only supposed to massage on your head for eight seconds. See it comes with a squirt to but actually has the dosage amounts on the back marked so like it's like this is trying out says like this is how much or like this is one usage so i found that very helpful. Thank you laurie. Al and you play it after shampooing you squirted all over your head and into your hair for the aforementioned eight seconds and then you rinse it out and it warms on your head like it's like a wo- s it. It's a strange feeling. I'm gonna. I'm gonna grade at a b. minus c. plus okay so. That's not super enthusiast. Now i was like so it costs about ten bucks and i'm going to try it one more time to just kind of see if maybe you know. Maybe i didn't massage for the full eight seconds. I don't know it might just be my hair. I posted on instagram. And lots tons of people responded about it and many had tried it and loved it. If other people whom like a blue blue drood blue drood lou dried lows dried. I blow dry my hair after which is of a bottle recommends and my hair was nice. It was smooth. it was silky. But it wasn't like it wasn't like the world's like a transformation wasn't like a fairy godmother came down and like wave the wand on my
Feed Yourself Like You'd Feed a Loved One
"The topic of what. I'm supposed to be eating has taken up way way more of my thinking than i care to admit. I have spent an embarrassing chunk of my adult life plotting and planning new diet regimes. I spent hours fantasizing. This time i really will perfectly adhere to that. Unnecessarily uber strict new eating plan and i- inevitably become sad and disappointed. When surprise surprise. I fail again to live up to the superhuman dia goals. I've set for myself. Because i then feel like i wind up comforting myself with whatever off-limits food. I was trying to limit in the first place. And that's why. I was so taken by andrea on her work. She knows exactly will all. This feels like because she went through these very same behaviors in worse for years. I think it's really important to be open about the troubling relationship that many of us have with food and eating but knowing you under his personal history. I was a bit nervous about asking her to share all the details. What was once the biggest shameful secret of my life now my career so there is kinda nothing. I don't talk about anymore because there's no shame anymore. Because i know it wasn't my fault and i know you know it was all passed down innocently and having found a way to climb out him. I'm happy to share what i've been through so that permission. I asked andrew to explain her journey towards eating with greater self compassion beginning with our very earliest memory of when body image and disordered eating took over her life basically. I started dieting. When i was about twelve years old and it was the first time i remember having someone comment or say something shameful towards my body up until that point. I don't really remember thinking all that much about my body. Even though my mom was and still is a chronic dieter. But when i was about twelve i got teased about the size of my eyes and i call it a dart in the heart moment where something happens and you feel terrible about it. Usually terrible about yourself usually make decisions as a result that are not generally healthy or helpful. And so i felt terrible about my body decided that i needed to lose weight and i started my first diet and like i said. My mom was already dieting at the time. My older sister already dieting. And i just hopped on what i now. Call the diet. Riot roller coaster. So talk about what it was like to be on that diet roller coaster inside well once i started obsessing it was this constant soundtrack and it colored my life. Now some people can die. I call them. Lightweight dieters pun intended some people can diet and it doesn't take over their lives and some people. It's a real huge obsession and leads to problems. And then many people that leads to full-blown eating disorders. And that's what happened with me. I just became obsessed. Which is the natural response to dieting. I started sneak eating all the food that i wasn't supposed to have on the diet and had huge weight fluctuations. I did have a life. I went to school and i eventually went to college. I had lots of friends and summer jobs but on the inside. No matter what i was doing there was this constant soundtrack of what i was eating what i wasn't eating what someone else was eating and not eating. What my buys. Look why. Compared to this i just was constantly obsessed and that really colored my my life so the sounds like a horrible soundtrack to turn on in your own head but here we are at the start of the new year and so many people are willingly jumping on this diet. Roller coaster tell me kind of how that makes you feel as somebody who studied this for so long. Well it's sad because it's kind of the solution that people are given and even though the diet industry is hugely successful and multibillion dollar industry that continues to grow it's got pretty much a ninety five percent failure rate. People think that they themselves are failing that they're just failing the diets but really the solution that were given to body image issues and to binging or overeating is to diet and the solution that were given the diet is part of the problem. So i feel sad about it and i. i know what it's like to spend your life obsessed on food and going to parties and not being able to eat what others are eating or what you really want or eating out of control once you quote slip or break or go off the diet so i know that only too well and i also know what the effects of dieting are. And and there's the it'd is a roller coaster. So what some of the negative behaviors you noticed in yourself. You talked about your obsessive thinking but did you also have behaviors. That made you worry that something wasn't right. You're on this kind of strange roller coaster. Oh absolutely. I snuck eight constantly. I tried to eat what. I had deemed good foods in front of people and then naturally a what i deemed bad foods or what i was taught were bad foods. I would throw food away in an attempt to get rid of it and then get it out of the garbage and eat it again. I mean just they call it in alcoholics anonymous and the twelfth step arena. They call it incomprehensible demoralization things that i never dreamed i would do. There were times. I would steal people's food when i was out of control with food
U.S. to require negative COVID-19 test for international travelers
"World is traveling yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control announcing that starting this month, all international travelers who want to enter the U. S must show proof of a negative Corona virus test reporting on this The Washington Post. Lori Aratani who joins me on the common whose line Hi Laurie, How are you? Hi, Tom. Thanks for having you. Absolutely. So we're almost a year into this pandemic. Now, why did it take so long for testing international travelers to become kind of a blanket requirement? Well, it's a combination of things. This is something that the CDC has pushed for for for several months s, so there was some resistance, I think within the administration, there is also the question of whether there were enough tests to be able to do something like this. No. Clearly that's changed. This will greatly expanded testing program that they testing requirement that they had put into place in December for folks that were coming from the UK to now it's any international traveler. Within three days, you'll have to be tested and show proof of a negative. Test. Airlines will also have to verify this before they allowed you to board. And what about the I guess the blanket nature of this sober and differences in testing between different countries. How How's that gonna work? Well, it's interesting us is Askew pointed out us is actually pretty late to this right now about 100 more than 100 countries already require proof of the negative cove in 19 tests s. Oh, there are there are certain tests that will be acceptable and certain results. But I think CDC feels confident that that The tests that are out there that airports and airlines air doing that are available will give them the results that they need. You know, One thing to make to emphasize here is that it's not just testing right. They want you to test improve your negative, But they also want you to still take precautions, including quarantining wearing a mask washing your hands. Just because you test negative once doesn't mean that you're good to go and you don't have to take any of these steps. But all along health officials around the world, you know, and here in the U. S. Have talked about Ah, layered approach. They want to keep lit. As we learn more about the virus they want to keep adding layers. Help keep travelers. It's safe if they possibly can be. You know, they continue to say people shouldn't travel if they don't want you because traveling always Was poses some risks, even with these different strategies that they've put into place, But if you're going to travel and you're coming to the U. S from another country, they want you to test They want you to quarantine were masked wash hand and take all those really important precautions. All right, Laurie, Thank you. So much for sharing part of that article with us the entire piece at Washington post dot com That's post reporter Lori Aratani. Cos time. 10 50
How to Save Your Marriage
"Going to promise you one thing and that is that we could save your marriage so many times on the show. We've talked about marriage problems and often the solution for serious problems is marriage. Therapy easy to say you'll go but many times the one spouse will not go so what we're going to do is try and make it easy for you as a gift. We're going to give you two free days of marriage therapy. You won't have the expense and you won't have to leave the house. Starting today you will get a chance to look inside a marriage therapy weekend and here is what you'll see. We took eight couples who all admitted their marriages were on the brink of disaster. They spent the weekend with dr horrible hendrix. Who conducts these marriage workshops across the country and in the course of the weekend amazing results happened. Marriages were saved. And today you can begin to say yours. Tim and vicky webster have been married now. For two and a half years they are separated and vicky is expecting their third child. My next couple. Layton and debbie. Clark have three children and i've been married for six years. Derek and valencia. Stevens have been married for five and a half years. George and beth pasta have been married fifteen years and they have two children. Randy and pam mal have been married over twelve years and they have two children. Joe and karen stricklin have been married now for two years and they have three children from a previous marriage. Jim and laurie tolliver have been married nine months. The last of the eight couples has the biggest obstacle to overcome. James and mimi had been married six years. Mimi has filed for divorce. They came to the seminar truly to save the marriage. James and mimi lacey also joining us the mastermind behind this particular kind of marriage therapy and the author of this book which the therapy is based on called getting the love. You want getting the love you want. It is a guide for couples. Please welcome our marriage man. Harvard this. I have been watching some of the tape from the seminar and it is it has helped me and my relationship tremendously really has really just in learning how to fight fairly and so forth. Why is this different. It's different because there's a focus on an understanding that couples issues arise out of their childhood. And that when they present themselves in the relationship we have to understand that they come from someplace other than just the marriage so the workshop helps couples understand that provides them with some tools experiences information to help them resolve those childhood issues in their relationship. So we take the position that divorce is not the solution to a marriage that Working on marriage and resolving the childhood issue is the solution. So when you're married to someone you have to look at them for everything that they brought to the marriage before they got there exactly. Yeah childhood most important. You have to look at the childhood issues that were brought knowing that most of the conflict couples experience in their relationship comes from unresolved pains and hurts in childhood that are presenting themselves in adult form in the relationship. And if you know that then you know you're relating to a person when they're angry at you or upset or acting sort of crazy and you don't understand what's going on that relating to a person who's wounded and hurt and are dealing with that wound and hurt with the only skills and tools that they now have and that what you have to do in a relationship is to acquire new skills to deal with the old issues they have to be dealt with and so. The exercise that we're going to see now is called container. Exercise called a container exercise and this exercise comes actually at the end of two days of very intensive work. So it's about probably sixteen hours into the workshop before you get to this before you can get to this part because it takes a while to get to these kinds of feelings and the container is an exercise designed to help a couple deal with. What is what. I call a residual childhood rage. The hurts and pains the feelings. That are leftover that are created when when his little and get hurt and so. That rage shows up in marriages as Anger rage hurt and so forth in this container helps you deal with that because it has to be dealt with and resolve it so that you feel closer and more intimate afterwards. It creates compassionate intimacy rather than the distance that comes with most fights nats call container. Why because one person has to just listen. One person has to justice and one is a container that is they receive and listen and the other person is asked to go into their childhood hurt. It starts with something that happened in the relationship but then there to push their anger into the childhood memory and then into that pain. So there'd be a lot of expressions of intense anger and then tears usually come and then after that some talking and then when couples are doing this and they're real life you know in their home or in the workshop they alternate one listens as a carrying holding nurturing parrot and the other one goes in becomes regress like a little child back into that paint. Oakland alternate
Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey Make It Instagram Official
"Thing that we love on this show power couples. Both you and i are lucky enough to be a part of a power couple and we have a brand new instagram official power. Couple michael jordan and laurie. Rv jalen your thoughts on this challenge. Genus leave hari shelter. Michael jordan and it was great over the last couple of days to see laurie. Harvey night it by black twitter to the coin. All that is low
"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"Hey everybody greg laurie here. You're listening to the greg. Laurie podcast and my objective is to deliver hopefully compelling practical insights and faith culture and current events from a biblical perspective to find out more about our ministry. Just go to our website harvest dot org so thanks for joining me for this podcast today. Buddy have you heard i. I met bethany when you were around. Fourteen years old and the interesting thing is bethany was born in the same year that we started the harvest crusades. So you want to know long. We've been going as long as bethany. Hamilton's been alive right d. We're born in one thousand nine hundred ninety into a family of surfers. Your dad served her mom serfs your brother serve and the you were living right there on the beach and quiet. I mean that must have been an ultra cool. Life is amazing. I have a beautiful family is so supportive of me and everything that i do and growing up in hawaii is incredible just surfing and you know everyone knows everyone and when i was about five years old is really when i started getting into surfing but at the same time i gave my heart to god and from there the combination enemies ing life so you were raised in a christian home going to church your whole life and that was a part of your life and your life was radically tested. When at the age of fourteen an october thirty first right two thousand three you were out surfing and you were attacked by a fourteen foot tiger shark. And what can you remember about that day. Yeah losing to a shark was crazy. Experience that i don't really like to talk about much but one thing that i'm just so in that god was there that day and he gave me the ability to stay calm and just trust in him and you know he had a reason for me surviving and see. Most people would see this as such a horrible thing. But i see all the beauty and good that god has brought out of and it's just incredible how he can turn things that we don't understand into good. You lost sixty percent of your blood that day and your doctor said it was a miracle that you recovered. Did you think you were going to die or did you think you would survive. This are thoughts when you're out there and you're bored and you're being brought in turn kit was tied with a leash around your arm right what what was going through your mind at that point. I mean as thirteen years old. And i was surprisingly calm but i was. I remember praying and hoping to survive and just focusing on that. Of course i was scared to death and i wasn't sure if i was going to survive but i'm here today and still surfing and sharing my life story and it's cool that's right you have share your story. Everywhere that great you've said bethany. Uc as a chance to get people hope for their life. And you've been all the media has covered this. You've been featured on twenty twenty the today show the tonight show in multiple other outlets. You even won an award the courage award at the teen choice awards and you know what's really cool and it was reflected in that video. Is you talked about your faith in. jesus christ. Why did you do that bethany. I guess from year. I grew up in hawaii and just a really simple lifestyle just surfing and hanging out with friends and just and then when this all happened just my life three hundred sixty degree turn round and all of a sudden featured on all these shows and stephan. I just knew that. God wanted me to share his love and i felt his love and peace immediately after the attack. It was really cool. The two weeks prior to the van my mom had been praying fervently like god just use me and let me glorify you in my life and and that was our specific pair and so in the tac happened. It was like crazy godless. We knew he was in control and and we just gave him our worries and struggles. And i have a couple of versus. I wanted to share with you. Guys tonight I'm gonna read them. But so colossians. Three twenty two through twenty four bond servants obey and all things your master according to the flesh not with our servant as pleased as men pleasers but in the series of your heart fearing god. And whatever you do do heartily as to the lord and not to mend knowing that from the lord you'll receive the reward and inheritance for all you all you serve christ and i've just been realizing lately it's like we're we're called to serve god and and fear him at the same time and and when we do that his presence just takes over our life and he can rock our world and whatever you are and wherever you've come from like he can use you and make your life incredible. That's great bethany. Stories gives me a movies been made about your life soul surfer mazing film. How many of you have seen soul surfer. Wow look at that. Great great film on the theater and then i watched it again the other night. And what's really great is at the end. They have a surfing you doing the actual surfing in for a lot of the scenes when the character plane. You was surfing when the girl was on the way. That was the real bethany right. Making salsa was insane. My family and i were all really involved in so we got to keep it as soon as possible and i had a blast shooting some of the stunts surfing and just becoming friends with all the actors. And so yeah. I hope you guys enjoyed the film and it was still fun to be a part of definitely a lot to making the film. So what would you say to someone here tonight. that maybe is had a setback. Maybe they had an accident. There's been a tragedy in you. Come through all of this. What is your message to them. And what place. A relationship. With jesus christ can play in all of this well first of all. Like god's love for you is an ending and no matter what you do. He's gonna love you. Forgive you for whatever you've done or been through maybe if someone's hurt you or or you've heard someone else. I think it's key to just ask god in that person for forgiveness or forgive them if they've heard you and then from there just taking it one day at a time and just learning to trust in god and his his power to help you get through those circumstances. Yeah got it. Got us so good. And he's always here for us and we just have to open our hearts to him and he will take care of you from there. Thank you bethany. Hamilton takes come back. Everybody laurie here. Thanks for listening. To our podcast and learn more about harvest ministries please subscribing consider supporting this. Show just go to harvest dot org. And by the way if you wanna find out how to come into a personal relationship with god go to know god dot org that's keno w gio d dot org..
"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"Great insight today on a new beginning from this discussion between pastor greg. Laurie and author don stewart. And the good news is. There's much more to come in this discussion. We're titling the presentation greg. Laurie and don stewart on the hard questions. Nonbelievers ask pastor greg's visits with don are often the most requested presentations of the year as is the case with this presentation and you can hear a replay of this discussion by going to harvest dot org. You can even download an mp three and share it with a friend or family member or maybe your small group to get a permanent copy on cd call one eight hundred eight to one thirty three hundred. That's one eight hundred. Eighty two one three three zero zero well past the greg. You released your film a rush of hope. When other forms of outreach just weren't possible due to the pandemic it was really sort of plan. B but the result has been more extraordinary than our original plan. A really as you know as yield saying goes when god closes. The door opens a window. And let's say he opened a barn door here because we had a door closed which means that we were not able to do our so cal harvested angel stadium by the way this would have been are thirty first year because of the corona virus. So we thought about ways to still reach people. Here's one thing we know so. Many people are looking at their screens right now. Their phone screens are tablet screens. And certainly their television screens so we thought let's go to where people are with something that will surprise them. Something that will be beautifully done. Beautifully filmed that they will draw them in but yet at the same time have a clear presentation of the gospel so we called it a cinematic crusade. It's unlike anything we've ever done. But i've had many people. Tell me dave it's the most powerful evangelistic filmed the of ever seen. And so i wanna send you a copy of a rush of hope. I wanna rush you a rush of hope and so you can show this to your family. Show it to your neighbors. Show it to your friends. All the heavy lifting actively done in the film which you need to do as well follow up on it afterwards. I even present the gospel and lead people in a prayer. So after it's done showing you could turn to the person and say did you just pray. That prayer would you like to accept. Jesus christ do you have some more questions. Let's talk about this. This is a way to get the conversation started. And i think after they've watched about two minutes of this though be hook so order your copy of a rush of hope available on dvd now and we also include a link so you can watch a streaming version as well to show the people on a phone or a tablet device or a computer. And we'll give this to you for your gift of any size no matter what you send. We'll send you the dvd copy of a rush of hope. But i know some of you can help us right now financially. Because you know that here at harvest we believe in evangelism. We take the great commissions seriously to go into all the world and preach the gospel and make disciples of all nations and so a rush of hope as we call. It is one step in that direction. So whatever you can send in support of our ministry will be greatly appreciated and we'll get you your copy of a rush of hope. Yeah that's right and you can view it anytime by way of the dvd or the length to the streaming version will provide so. Thank you so much for your donation here this strategic time and we'll show our appreciation by sending you a rush of hope on dvd. So right today at a new beginning box for thousand riverside california nine to five one four or call us anytime. Twenty four seven at one eight hundred eighty to one thirty three hundred. That's one eight hundred eight. Two one three three zero zero or go online to harvest dot org everybody greg laurie here personally. Inviting you to join us for what we call harvest at home. It's a bible study. It's a worship service. It's church in your home. Maybe are not able to get out to your church right now. If so join us for harvest hat home. People are listening in from around the world. Listen to this. We have seen thousands of people make commitment to follow christ so join us this weekend for harvest at home at harvest dot org well next time more of this helpful insight from pastor greg author don stewart as the address. The difficult questions not sometimes ask more from our most requested messages of the past year. Next time on a new beginning.
"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"Turning to god. They start crying out. Someone asked me this question the other day. What about the person that has everything. And i think this comes to maybe a way. We present the gospel. That's not completely accurate and by the same means. Sometimes we'll sort of present. The gospel has my life was messed up. And i was empty and lonely and jesus came into my life and now i've found purpose in joint. That's all true. And that's good and it's fine to say those things but don't only say those things because this person asks the question. Well what about the person who says. Actually i'm pretty happy and i don't feel this emptiness. Maybe you had and you know. I have a amazing home and i have a great career and have a perfect family. And everything's going my way. Oh well what do you see to that person about their need for. Jesus christ everything is going their way in life. Yeah the problem is that person's not gonna live forever and after this life there's something else. Death leads to a destination and the bible says we are made for eternity. And so you may be doing good right here but once you're gone what's going to happen then see. The bible gives the answers greg to the three basic questions. Who am i. Why am i here. What's going to happen to me. When i die we have no way of knowing this selves. We have to have someone tell us this and we have someone that told us this. That is god and people think. I'm self sufficient. I'm happy this and that well. First of all people aren't their whole life. Happy everybody has. Tragedy has a problem sooner or later. So what i tell people. Just be there for your friend or relative. Maybe your parents have got everything going for him. Just wait because when a tragedy strikes they will turn to the person that has the answers because they'll know they don't address those questions. Why am i here. What were the three cousins weiming here. Mike y'all who am i. Who are you jon. Stew on your greg. Laurie we've settled that. We got that nailed. We've got that one right. Yeah okay we've been made in the image of god genesis one twenty six in one twenty seven. We're not a mistake of evolution. We're not here by blind chance we've been made. Let me stop you. First tenant christian believe in evolution and the bible simultaneously or they can. They shouldn't because the bible doesn't teach at can they or should they probably should ask the question that way. You're right about that. Should they know they should not yes they can and do but they should not very thank you for that correction. You're welcome. well he's right yeah. Of course they can. But i've heard some young unbelievable say i believe in evolution but i believe in the bible and what that says to me. Is you don't really. You probably don't know much about either. Say that because you wouldn't say that if you knew whatever loose next teachers are you evolved from an eight or a lower life form or do you believe what the scripture says about the creation of man yeah evolution creation two horses riding in the opposite direction. You can't write them both. Got to ride one or the other so coming back to your made in the image of the image and likeness of god. You're different from the animal kingdom made for your your created. The highlight of god's creation was humanity on day five. He made the birds and the fish on day six. The land animals sixty eight human beings the crowd of his creation the creation that's made in the image likeness of god. We can give love. We can receive love. We have the ability to communicate that separates humans from the animal kingdom. So first of all we have an identity. Yeah why am i here. Who am a purpose. okay. the purple. Why are we here now. The purposes we can have a relationship with god to know him again to find out who we are and let others know what you do greg harvest crusade to tell people and all of us do that sharing the gospel of jesus christ because we do have an identity we do have a purpose and our purposes to to live for god in this life. And you know you really won't find your purpose until you do live for god. All of us probably at one time other tried to find some purpose and things and something that never made it never satisfied but once you let god you know in your life and let the lord jesus in your life then you have a purpose for living and what happens after. I die then the destiny. Yeah this life again is not all that there is after death comes.
"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"That's for king and country. Mercy me and jeremy camp all featured in a rush of hope pastor greg. Oiseaux highlight moving moments of several recent films. Important films you know. that's right dave. I don't just mean showing film clips. I've written a narrative. Taking what i think are key moments from three films produced by the erwin brothers. John and the irwin and the films are woodland. I can only imagine. And i still believe that. Present the gospel in a compelling artistic and powerful way and there's some other resources included with this russia hope. Dvd including a booklet. That i wrote called. Life's most important questions answered and a special piece that we wrote telling you how you can host a watch party how you can show this film in your house are in your backyard or somewhere else has an outreach to your neighborhood your community so many ways you can use it so for whatever you can send us financially or russia your own copy of a rush of hope so thanks in advance and god bless you. There's really nothing else like it. Also with the bonus resource were sending along with the dvd will include a digital download codes. So you can download the film to your computer or smartphone or tablet so you can take a rush of hope with you wherever you go. You'll have an outstanding evangelism tool right there in your pocket or purse so get in touch today with your investment at a new beginning box. Four thousand riverside california nine to five one four or call us at one eight hundred eight to one thirty three hundred. We can take your call anytime around the clock and again dial one eight hundred eighty two one. Three three zero zero or go online to harvest dot org well. Greg spoke today about having a relationship with the lord. That's right someone can enter into that kind of relationship with god right now. can't take. Yeah they really can. That's the amazing thing. I think people are surprised that it doesn't take years to become a christian. It doesn't take months. Hit doesn't take weeks. It doesn't take days it doesn't even take hours. You can believe on the spot. And i would like to lead you in a prayer where you can ask for his forgiveness approach. You can receive. Jesus christ into your life as your savior and lord so if you want to come into your life if you want him to forgive you of your sin if you want a second chance in life if you wanna go to heaven when you die. Stop what you're doing impre after me. These words lord. Jesus i know. I am a center and i'm sorry for my sin and i turn from it now and i choose to follow you from this moment forward as savior and lord as god in friend. Thank you for loving me and calling me forgiving me in jesus name. I pray amen. Amen listen if you have just prayed. Those words with pastor greg and meant them sincerely. The bible assures us that your sins have been forgiven. We're told in first. John one nine. The lord is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanses from all unrighteousness and we want to send some resource materials to you. That will help you in your new relationship with god we call it our new believers growth packet. And we'll send it without charge if you prayed for the first time today with pastor. Greg just ask for it when you write a new beginning fox. Four thousand riverside california nine to five one four or call one eight hundred eighty to one thirty three hundred. We're here to take your call anytime. Twenty four hours a day seven days a week. That's one eight hundred. Eighty two one. Three three zero zero or go to harvest dot org and click on no god pastor great. We've had the opportunity to hear from twenty four year. Old greg lefay from over forty years ago a great message if you could somehow go back and speak to that young man knowing what you know. Now what would you say. Well i would say greg young man. Some things are gonna happen to you that you won't be thrilled about starting with your hair. It's it's going to be gone sooner than you expected So enjoy it. While you have it i would also say God's going to open up incredible doors for you that will blow your mind and you'll be able to have that dream that you had as young man fulfilled of sharing the gospel all around the world. But i would also say greg. You're going to go through some very hard times. But god's going to be with you he's going to get you through it and you can be stronger as a result and i would just keep doing what you're doing because you're on the right track boy. You're preaching the gospel. You're teaching the word of god. Keep studying keep growing. Keep learning i would also say greg. You made an awesome choice in marrying kathy laurie. She's going to be the greatest wife ever. You're going to have to wonderful sons going to have five incredible grandchildren. And it's just gonna be a rich.
"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"A pretty big deal. And i said all right god if you're real if you really exist and i've seen all these christians with their happy faces. Few real changed my life. I'm gonna give you a chance. And i took it ripped it up. Threw it down and said all right. So i went back to school. The christians came up to me and just welcoming in the fellowship. And all god bless you brother greg. I didn't like can come brother. Greg but i put up with it. Praise the lord all those words. I had a hard time. Praise the lord you know and so they said hey man you know you've got gotta really watch out. You're going to get tempted by the devil tempted by the devil. You believe in a devil all yelm. Satan's real you gotta watch out for him. He's really subtle. He's gonna come to you and give you all the things that you want just resistant. I thought all mind. And i went to my next class and this girl that was in the class a really attractive girl who i had been wanting to meet for a year but i was just totally afraid to talk to a really good-looking girl. Non-christian girl came up to me and said. Hey what's your name. I said greg. Hey i've never met you before you know i kinda like you. Oh wow she goes. Why don't you come up to the mountains with me for the weekend. And i went. It's it's the devil and it was. It was and i realize satan was tempting me and i said no and i was saying to myself. What are you doing. I said no no i believe in god now and then she just. Oh wow you know and got away from me the same way. I reacted to christians a few days before and so after classes over was thinking that over. And i walked up my old buddy gregg. You want to smoke a little aqua poco gold right now. I'm getting tempted to can. And that was really a temptation for me. Because i really wanted to do it. And i started to realize this whole thing and it was starting to make sense. And i was seeing the whole spiritual around. That's when i started to enjoy resisting temptation. I said you know all right. I figured something's going on you know someone's trying to rip me off. There must be something to this thunderstorms likely because things were happening. It wasn't something i had to make up. It was really existing. So i started reading the bible and feeling i don't like to compare god the drugs and i don't like it when people say jesus better than getting loan it because i don't think you can compare the creator of the universe to some stupid drug but when i would read his word in pray i had such a presence of peace never known before that i never got from anything and i just said. Wow this is great. What deal you know. And i became very excited about it aster greg. Laurie will have the second half of this message. From nineteen seventy seven in. Just a moment. We send pastor great studies out via the radio. Email satellite and even are harvested home online services. And it's encouraging when we hear that these messages are impacting lives. After greg i have been a true believer for six decades have been receiving daily devotions for a couple of months. Now they are my favorite devotional. And i look forward to getting them every day. In addition about one month ago. I started tune into your life sermons on harvest at home. You inspire me. And i get all your jokes. Thank you for your ministry and to bring people to relationship with god. I'm happy to partner with you. In your mission. I pray god continues to bless you exceedingly abundantly more than you could ask or think it's a privilege to bring these studies your way and we're thankful for our harvest partners. Who make them possible. Would you partner with us. You could make a donation at harvest dot org. And you'll find pasture greg's harvest at home services at the same web address harvest dot org. We'll today a unique message from pastor. Greg we're listening to a sermon preached when he was just twenty four years old and he spoke of his journey to christ. Let's continue with this presentation now. One of the most requested programs of the past year got back to school. And i had a hard time relating to the christian because they were the questions on this campus especially they love the lord and they didn't care if anyone knew it and they would walk down the middle of the campus like i said singing out loud at the top of their vocal chords. Praise the lord. You know and and i couldn't relate to that and i said well i'm going to kind of be a loner christian i'll believe in god but i won't hang out with them but then when they want him said come onto christian meeting. I said all right so they were at lunch time. We went into a room. i sat down. Everyone was looking to behave and that guy used to get loaded. He's a christian now. Wow you know there's just sitting there and this guy. He was kind of a strange brother. He was very fervent. He preached like old fashioned preacher. And jesus said you know he storming around the room. And i'd never seen anybody talk like this before. You know throwing their arms around and then god the fluctuations and. I didn't know why person would want to speak so weird you know. I still really don't know why people talk like that. And so i got out of the class and this guy comes up and he goes brother. Greg i wanna give you a bible and he gave me the bible with popsicle sticks glued together to make a cross on it. You know and i thought that was kinda knew. Wow thanks a lot you know. Can i pay for no. No you just take this and read it man. It's god's awareness that thank you of the room and thought oh man. I can't carry a bible around. Don't they make little ones. You can hide your pockets or something. And so i had this jacket with big pockets on it and i said well just stuff the bible down the pocket pull the flap over and no one will know so i stuck it down in there and i walked along and i hadn't seen my friends for like a week. My old lady buddies. You know so i said hey i'll go over and visit them so i walked over and looked around and open the bushes up stuff. The bible and hid in the bushes walked in pay man. You guys done this. Said hey greg man all know where and the lord you know with that feeling came back and i started feeling what was conviction to witness. I wasn't going to witness. Didn't wanna do that so i sat down greg. We haven't seen you for a week. Where have you been. I haven't been anywhere. And i just kept evading the subject. They kept cross examining me. Hey wanted to go smoke a joint. No no. i don't wanna do that. Where have you been man. What's happening to your different all. Nothing and no way. Was i going to witness. Suddenly the front door comes bursting open and it was my friend's mother and i don't know how she did it. She found my bible in the bush. She says who does this belong to. That's mine. I took it in every i in the room went to the book with a black cover and the gold edges and the ribbons. You know then. Many books have ribbons in them. In gold edges. You must remember and they said greg. What is that spinal greg. A bible and then this one guy goes all grey. Are you going to be a good christian boy. Now praise the lord. Thank you jesus. And i said you know what i'm going to slug you right in the mouth. I didn't know what it meant to be persecuted and to endure it for the lord. I just wanna hit that guy. I didn't like it here. These are the guys that told me no matter. Whatever happened to each one of us would stick together where your friends. And i said i believed in god and they were really giving me a hassle over and my friend. My best friend who i'd grown up with that i said. Hey man are you gonna shine me onto and he goes. Naw still be your finish. That that's neat go. Listen don't worry. I'm not gonna get into it. Same praise the lord and carry in the bible. I'm still gonna be like everyone else is just going to believe in god. Well you know what happens. The lord began work in my life and pretty soon i started saying praise the lord. I remember the first time i said it. It was hard getting those words out. Praise the lord. What an alien set of words to say when you've never known them and then suddenly to start saying praise god and thank you. Jesus in hollywood and things like that. I started saying it in my life started changing and again. I started really identifying with the christians. And i started realizing they really were my brothers and sisters now see back in the old drug culture. People called each other brother. Hey brother but they'd rip you off. A guy will look go. Hey sister and what he really wants us. I wanna go to bed with you. And that was the only reason and it was just a big facade. So i was really paranoid about calling people brother in love because everything the hippie movement offered. If didn't have everything. The hippie movement offered christians had they had love they had teeth they had brotherhood. They really loved each other. They really put down the walls that they now you know odin the guy mustard seed faith. He tells me he's a completed hippie. Now you know because everything. The hippie movement offered jesus christ gave all the facade limitation that satan put in it is fulfilled in him and much more besides that. And so i started getting into it and we had a little bible shut down in newport beach and i'd go down there and hang out there after school and one day. I saw my old buddy who. I told you a little bit earlier. I told him. I'd never become like the rest of him here. I had a cross around my neck. A bible under my arm and i started witnessing him and i was so excited. I'd been a christian for like two weeks now. I was telling him everything. I knew the lord this and the lord down and i was telling him in all of us sydney. Was this kind of head shop. That was right next to our bible shoplift. You know drug paraphernalia shop. The guy comes walking out and he'd been listening to a you a christian. I said ya i am. He goes well. Let me tell you something about your god. And apparently he'd studied the bible. A little bit knew how to make contradictions. That didn't really exist. But i didn't know better and he just totally put me down totally put down my faith totally. Put down everything. I believe in right in front of my friend that i was talking to. I went back up. Bible store and i was mad and i started to cry. I said you know. I just tried to share. Jesus with somebody in this guy came out and just totally ruined began. This show with me about being a christian in the kind of attitude that people have torch you and i thought well why are people so hostile. Y you know what is their trip. Go man don't you remember what you used to feel before you were and go. Yeah i used to feel the same way. And now i am one and i'm going back to people just like i used to be and i'm trying to tell them and they're doing the same thing i used to do. And you say to them. I used to think that we're the goal. No you did. You were never liked me but you were just like them. You know people think christians are odd. Specimens brought up religious homes. How many of you were involved in drugs before you are christians. Raise looking at god's change your life so many of you you know you look at you never know it. People think that we're all brought up in christian homes and taught the bible sense a little kids and and so many of us just had wretched lives men out there in the world. Anyway i began to change in my life began to change before my very eyes and the lord began to make himself real to me later. Someone told me about this place called calvary chapel. Not that there were only about one hundred christians and all california and when they took me to calvary chapel and i saw two thousand people crammed into a building. I freaked out. I couldn't believe it. And i was a little afraid because that's a lot of christians in one place you know and i was still adjusting to this whole thing and i was kinda glad we got there late because there were no seats available but suddenly someone left out of the second row and there was a seat. There's a steed over here at brother. Greg and i went walking in and sitting down and i was sitting there surrounded. Happy happy happy. There's just couldn't oh man you know. Suddenly this man comes out with a bald head. East starts talking about the lord and i really had a hard time with adults because after that point i was a real rebel with the adult world. Been through so many things. I just felt like. I didn't wanna even get involved with him and here. This guy was an adult sharing. The things of god. And i just liked him. I liked them right off the bat. That guy. I really take this guy you know. And it wasn't things he said he didn't relate to me like talk and heavy terms are dressed like a young kid and try to youthful. He just was himself but of course we know why he has that attraction. I know why anybody does. It's a holy spirit. And i thought you know how to get his head to shine so much the lord at gifted him and so the changes that happen to people that give their lives to christ began to happen to me and i became a new person. Jesus christ in my life began to change. People come tell me to go. We used psych yourself into that. I just cut that jive right now. I tried to psych myself into a lot of things. I tried to psych myself out of a lot of things. But the thing. When i came to jesus christ i had wasted myself so bad all i did was just throw myself down and say okay. God start working. I didn't even have the ability to psych myself anymore. And i know at the same with many of you. We haven't site ourself into this. We have a thought ourself into an emotional high because christianity is an emotional high there are times where emotionally i feel absolutely nothing as a christian. But that's not what christianity is about. It's about reality. People accused of escaping from reality when an essence we found reality because we come to grips. with attorney. we've come to grips with live and quit playing little games like little children trying to cover it over and pretend that emptiness is in there and we've approached it in embraced it and found the one that said i am the way that truth and the life. No men comes to the father but by me as the words that i heard that one day changed my life changers tonight the words in which jesus said either for me or against me. Are you for christ tonight. i don't mean to you. Just believe he exists and say your prayers once in a while. are you born again. Is your name written in the book of life. Are you going to heaven if your answer. Those questions to any of them has been no. I doubt if you know him or are you against him are you. Violently opposed to him. Do you want to reject him. Do you wanna turn your back on him. Do you want to be well. I want to be neutral. I don't want to be formed. But i don't wanna be against them. Well you're either one or the other and if you walk out if you're a tonight not for jesus christ you are just as much opposition to him as the atheist marching down the street corner with god is dead on a sign whole no. I'm not like that. Yes you are because he the your former against and he the you're walking with the lord. You're actually working in opposition against them tonight. That the words of him. Not the words of greg laurie. Not the words of calvary chapel. The words of jesus and that's what he said that famed jesus that has changed our lives is knocking on the door of your heart. He says behold i stand at the door not fitting men will hear my voice and open the door. I will come in well. I'm too old to accept. Christ now you want to younger. Accept christ no you want. you're.
"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"Way in comes on our own level anyway. He started to speak to me. And i realized that was god speaking again. I said all right. God i'm gonna give you a chance now. You gotta remember it to me. Smoking grass was not just a pastime. It was my life. I had actually formed my life around. It was everything to me. There was nothing more important to me than my drugs. I love them. They were like the rich man had his money. I had my drug. That was my thing and for me to give up. Drugs was a pretty big deal. And i said all right god if you're real if you really exist and i've seen all these christians with their happy faces. Few real changed my life. I'm gonna give you a chance. And i took it ripped it up. Threw it down and said all right. So i went back to school. The christians came up to me and just welcoming in the fellowship. And all god bless you brother greg. I didn't like can come brother. Greg but i put up with it. Praise the lord all those words. I had a hard time. Praise the lord you know and so they said hey man you know you've got gotta really watch out. You're going to get tempted by the devil tempted by the devil. You believe in a devil all yelm. Satan's real you gotta watch out for him. He's really subtle. He's gonna come to you and give you all the things that you want just resistant. I thought all mind. And i went to my next class and this girl that was in the class a really attractive girl who i had been wanting to meet for a year but i was just totally afraid to talk to a really good-looking girl. Non-christian girl came up to me and said. Hey what's your name. I said greg. Hey i've never met you before you know i kinda like you. Oh wow she goes. Why don't you come up to the mountains with me for the weekend. And i went. It's it's the devil and it was. It was and i realize satan was tempting me and i said no and i was saying to myself. What are you doing. I said no no i believe in god now and then she just. Oh wow you know and got away from me the same way. I reacted to christians a few days before and so after classes over was thinking that over. And i walked up my old buddy gregg. You want to smoke a little aqua poco gold right now. I'm getting tempted to can. And that was really a temptation for me. Because i really wanted to do it. And i started to realize this whole thing and it was starting to make sense. And i was seeing the whole spiritual around. That's when i started to enjoy resisting temptation. I said you know all right. I figured something's going on you know someone's trying to rip me off. There must be something to this thunderstorms likely because things were happening. It wasn't something i had to make up. It was really existing. So i started reading the bible and feeling i don't like to compare god the drugs and i don't like it when people say jesus better than getting loan it because i don't think you can compare the creator of the universe to some stupid drug but when i would read his word in pray i had such a presence of peace never known before that i never got from anything and i just said. Wow this is great. What deal you know. And i became very excited about it aster greg. Laurie will have the second half of this message. From nineteen seventy seven in. Just a moment. We send pastor great studies out via the radio. Email satellite and even are harvested home online services. And it's encouraging when we hear that these messages are impacting lives. After greg i have been a true believer for six decades have been receiving daily devotions for a couple of months. Now they are my favorite devotional. And i look forward to getting them every day. In addition about one month ago. I started tune into your life sermons on harvest at home. You inspire me. And i get all your jokes. Thank you for your ministry and to bring people to relationship with god. I'm happy to partner with you. In your mission. I pray god continues to bless you exceedingly abundantly more than you could ask or think it's a privilege to bring these studies your way and we're thankful for our harvest partners. Who make them possible. Would you partner with us. You could make a donation at harvest dot org. And you'll find pasture greg's harvest at home services at the same web address harvest dot org. We'll today a unique message from pastor. Greg we're listening to a sermon preached when he was just twenty four years old and he spoke of his journey to christ. Let's continue with this presentation now. One of the most requested programs of the past year got back to school. And i had a hard time relating to the christian because they were the questions on this campus especially they love the lord and they didn't care if anyone knew it and they would walk down the middle of the campus like i said singing out loud at the top of their vocal chords. Praise the lord. You know and and i couldn't relate to that and i said well i'm going to kind of be a loner christian i'll believe in god but i won't hang out with them but then when they want him said come onto christian meeting. I said all right so they were at lunch time. We went into a room. i sat down. Everyone was looking to behave and that guy used to get loaded. He's a christian now. Wow you know there's just sitting there and this guy. He was kind of a strange brother. He was very fervent. He preached like old fashioned preacher. And jesus said you know he storming around the room. And i'd never seen anybody talk like this before. You know throwing their arms around and then god the fluctuations and. I didn't know why person would want to speak so weird you know. I still really don't know why people talk like that. And so i got out of the class and this guy comes up and he goes brother. Greg i wanna give you a bible and he gave me the bible with popsicle sticks glued together to make a cross on it. You know and i thought that was kinda knew. Wow thanks a lot you know. Can i pay for no. No you just take this and read it man. It's god's awareness that thank you of the room and thought oh man. I can't carry a bible around. Don't they make little ones. You can hide your pockets or something. And so i had this jacket with big pockets on it and i said well just stuff the bible down the pocket pull the flap over and no one will know so i stuck it down in there and i walked along and i hadn't seen my friends for like a week. My old lady buddies. You know so i said hey i'll go over and visit them so i walked over and looked around and open the bushes up stuff. The bible and hid in the bushes walked in pay man. You guys done this. Said hey greg man all know where and the lord you know with that feeling came back and i started feeling what was conviction to witness. I wasn't going to witness. Didn't wanna do that so i sat down greg. We haven't seen you for a week. Where have you been. I haven't been anywhere. And i just kept evading the subject. They kept cross examining me. Hey wanted to go smoke a joint. No no. i don't wanna do that. Where have you been man. What's happening to your different all. Nothing and no way. Was i going to witness. Suddenly the front door comes bursting open and it.
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"Glad you're joining us today. On a special edition of a new beginning pastor greg. Laurie is here with me. In the studio and patrick is part of our series of most requested messages of the year. We're going back into our archives. in fact this is not even going into our archives. It is actually coming from somebody else's archive from many years ago. We didn't have any copy of this message. This goes back to the seventies. I think when you were twenty four years old. Yes you gave this message. And i the first thing. I've got to ask. You is feel about hearing your message from that long ago. You'd do you agree with everything you said you know. That's actually a good question you know. What the sixty-six-year-old greg. Laurie likes the twenty four year. Old greg laurie. I agree with what young griggs said and You know he. He wasn't bad he. Here's what i like about him. His voice was very high My voice has dropped a bit since then. He's very quickly. But what i like about him is he based on the bible. And that's how i started out. And that's i still am because you know the power is in the word of god dave but this is a very unusual message in that i gave my complete testimony and i was very interested. Listen to it because you know as you go back in your memory you wonder too. I remember thinking really the way it happened. It's sort of like came across. The dead. Sea scrolls of greg like this was very close. To one of the happened was only a few years after my conversion and there were a few details In this story that. You're about to hear that i tell about my life that i had actually forgot about that. Oh yeah that's right. I didn't that my last Telling of my testimony so it was really fascinating to listen to almost like. It's another person but yet it is me and So we're going to play it for you now at twenty four year old me sharing my testimony of how i came to put my faith in. Jesus christ now. This is something. I don't normally do because i don't like to dig up the past but sometimes i think it's good to do for the point of just sharing what christ can do in a life and i want to just take a few minutes to go a little bit into my life before i knew the lord and sherbet of my own personal testimony and how i came to know jesus christ right now. I'm twenty four years old. And i accepted the lord when i was seventeen years old. I was going to harbor high school. I was born in long beach. Nineteen fifty two and my mom was married and divorced seven times and so i had a really lousy childhood. I never had a father that i could find security and i never had the family image ozzie and harriet. Type of thing. Milk and cookies. After school i never had that. I was brought up in an environment. Where is very quickly. I believe matured a little quicker than most children my age because when most kids were out playing baseball with their buddies and stuff i was getting an insight into the very adult world that i was soon to join and a lot of times. They didn't have younger. Friends was around adults more than young kids. And i watch them swap wives and drink their way around and try to have fun and wake up the next morning and and i just looked at their lives and saw the emptiness and it really quickly and i that i wanted something more but i didn't know what i really wanted so as a young boy and got into school. I went into military school. Because my mom didn't have time to watch me. She had the work and believe it or not. It was a straight a. student on the honor. Roll good kid private laurie. You know and as i was in military school. It got to a point where i was gonna get out and so i transferred out into public school and i was so used to the discipline and back in military school. You say yes sir to your teachers and the teachers were uniforms and you wear uniforms just like the army. Except you're a bunch of little kids you know. It's really kind of a strange place. And so i got out of military school into a public school and there was absolutely no discipline any longer. I could do whatever. I want. So i totally reverted to my other nature what i really wanted to be. And just basically was a rotten kid and the sixth grade. I caused a lot of trouble. I cost so much trouble and made so many enemies. And i would write things on the blackboard when the teacher was gone yell things out him in the middle of class and make up jokes and draw pictures of the teacher in various environments. Doing strange things so they would call me into the office and tell me there. We're going to expel me. My mom called him and said she would sue the school system if they expelled so they decided. Leave me at school and my teacher hated me so much that once when i was outside and the rest of the class were there. She said you know what. I'd like to do to greg laurie. I would like to bury him up to his neck in the sand. And let read at edith head really. The teachers hated me. But i loved it. You know because to have teachers down on. You is just like kind of an ego thing one day. My teacher really got me though. I was in the sixth grade. I won't tell you what. I used to call him. But i call them what i usually call them and he picked me up by the seat of the pants and spanked me and it hurt it. Everyone saw me get spanked. Oh it's horrible. I couldn't believe it. And so i was really mad after that and i really sit out to cause trouble. I got in the seventh and the eighth grade. I went to harborview elementary school. Then i transferred to lincoln junior high school. That's local around here. And i got in there and you know and i was starting to grow in that and all in noticing girls moore and of course i noticed girls before that beginning to aggressively go out and dates and you know the sadie hawkins dance and all that kind of stuff. But i always had a problem with girls. I was scared of them. I would get these big infatuation to see a girl and fall in love with her. You know. I was always into meeting the perfect girl but i'd get around and i would freeze up. I didn't know what to say. I could talk to anybody you know. Make them laugh. Say lots of things. But i'd get around girl. I like my heart would start beating. And i'd act like a total jerk so i got into high school and at that point i was starting to think about what direction i wanted to take in my life. I was thinking. What do i want to be really. And i look around at the different types of people and we had every kind of guy in our high school we had bikers we had athletes. We had surfers. And we add that people who are into their study. And all that. And i started looking over at the athletes. And i don't know about your schools. But the school i went to this was chronic amar. Cmhs we had different sections where the athletes would stand in one section and the surplus withstanding another. The athletes would stand in one section. Where they're letterman jacket but one foot on the planner and the cheerleaders would stand around drool. Nfl freshmen went through senior square. And my school they them head first and the trash can and then they had the surfers section. And this was this long all the surplus that you know. It's funny to me. Surfers all of this same blonde hair cut in the hang. Ten t shirts and the sandals. They'll just sit there going. Stelco bulk man. You know so all the surplus with these weird people. They hung around the vending machines. I don't know what they were there. They men vending machines strange and then there were those who like to hang around the library and study at lunchtime. I never could understand that. At all. And so i decided i wanted to go out for sports now as you can see. I never was a great physically built person. But i was always good at at track running and things like that and so i went out for football for a split end because i figured you know. I don't have to sit around and get annihilated frontline. There i can run up for passes and be a hero and all that and so i went up for football. I was doing pretty good and it was hard. Because you've got to get out there and hit these bags coaches really some sort of a nut or something. He wanted you to kick this thing. Big metal thing with these pads on it and hidden to ear started.
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"That went really badly and it went better than I thought there've been a few thought it went really well, and it wasn't as good as I thought. So I can't he tells you. Yeah that's. Tells me. I was so worthless. She never says that. So. It's I. Try not to you know be swayed by my emotion, but I would say, Bible, studies. Speaking of humor and having fun you. Your humor is is very unique. It's good little negative. Where did it come from? Yeah, you know it's funny. I seen interviews that are done with Comedians, and almost every comedian that you've ever heard came from a horrible childhood and so it shouldn't surprise you when you read that about somebody. That's funny. You develop sometimes people develop humor as a defense mechanism and so because of my crazy upbringing I learned to joke about everything and sometimes it's almost strange the humor like you can find humor in this. How would you find a joke there but I do and I tend to see the absurd and? That was reflected early on in my cartooning and then 'cause my cartoons like I worked with the school paper mocked everybody. Macher I when I was in the south a while ago I drove by a town called Marksville. I should've worn. In KNOXVILLE. That's me, macher. So, when I before as a Christian I mock Christians and all of a sudden I'm one of them well, I'm not going to mock them anymore so. Now sometimes, they I mock nonbelievers not the believe them the people themselves that sort of ideas nonbelievers have and I just tried to the human just comes out try to be funny sometimes I think I'm funny when I'm not funny usually when I'm telling a joke but a lot of times I just kind of comes out in the moment I suppress a lot of it. There's a lot of things that enter into my mind that I don't say. Because I was at things in your like you look at me and you go. I'M NOT EVEN GONNA go they're going to say. Like. Five. Things are loaded and ready. Yeah, I just I like to have fun. You know we're busy. We're working hard. So when I can find a moment to have a laugh I look for those things and enjoy it. Why can't you have fun doing all this? You know when you're in ministry, you're exposed to a lot of hard things. You know people going through hard things in their lives sad stories and also very happy things you know but you're exposed to a lot and so I try to find humor when I can make it a little bit easier. I think some people just take themselves a little too seriously I try not to take myself seriously. But I take my message very seriously, and sometimes it's good to just lighten up a little bit Amen Everybody Greg Laurie here..
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"An amen. We're in the harvest refreshed right now by the way today's national copy. Day. Oh no I also drink coffee. Have Coffee every morning sometimes in the afternoon. Okay. Rapid fire questions favorite food favorite food. Oh my well usually I would just say bad then followed by all the foods I like I like hamburgers, I like Mexican food I like Italian food I like Sushi. But kind of in that order. Pizza Love Hamburgers always drawn to the wrong foods. My wife has him when he get a nice. Salad to me Nice Salad. Salad is like practice for real food. everything's working I can order actual food now but I am attracted to the wrong foods I have to admit favorite color. Oh, definitely blue. Yes. Blue Light. Okay. How many of you love Blue Blue I. Followed by Green Green second favorite and I love blue and green together. Great Color combination why you told me why once you remember You said I, Love Blue and green because God used so much of it that's true. I mean, think about it. Yeah everywhere. You look those are GonNa. Say. They were song. They would song. Oh my there's so many. I mean I have lots of favorite songs and I don't know why. But I have so many songs in my brain lyrics of songs going back to my earliest childhood to the present. Day Rock songs, pop songs, stupid. Commercial sons that which I didn't know still. Of course tons a praise songs. Hymns are mixed in there as well. It would be really hard for me to identify one single song it would probably be. I just can't. I can't think of one right. There are so many there's so many. I can't pick one you love art fine arts. Who's your favorite artists? Well. You know there's a lot of people I admire their art and I mean I'm a cartoonist. So it's kind of use the term art artists loosely. Cartoonist R. Artists, sort of, but it's a different kind of art you know but and there's cartoon this. I loved like Charles. Schultz who I used a correspond with as a kid kid, he's the originator peanuts and. He was very gracious. wrote me letters and encouraged me but on the probably. People who consider more of a fine artist Vincent Van Gogh. Went to museum when we were in Holland, a number of years ago fact Christopher and I went and and Christopher was kind of in the van Gogh and I went along and while I. Love this guy, his work seems so contemporary to me..
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"So thanks for joining me for this podcast. I Pastor Paul E. Tin and I'm one of the Administrative Pastors here at harvest and thank you for that one. Right all right. Thank you. And I have the privilege of overseeing the Communications Department at Harvest I love harvest I've been for harvest since the early eighties and tonight we have a special night we have a night of vision we have a night of perspective we have a night of insight a night of amazement are you ready for it and? We have. Pastor. Greg. Coming out. We're going to talk to him. Pastor Greg has been my pastor for thirty five.
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"Three, you need to repent of your sin. Now, the word repent needs to change your direction. The Bible says God has commanded people everywhere to repent. It's sort of like hanging a u-turn and the road of life. You've been going one way away from God. Now, it's time to turn around and start going toward. The Bible says retentive times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord then fourthly, you must receive Jesus Christ into your life not just knowledge genie existed once but saying Lord come into my life. The Bible says for as many as received him. It gives them the power to become sons of God and Jesus says, behold I stand at the door and knock, and if you will hear my voice and open the door I will come in right now. Jesus Christ Saint let me come into your life, but the doorknob of your heart so to speak is on the inside only you can open it. Jesus doesn't insane down at the door and knock and if you don't open it up, kick it down. Now, he's a gentleman he knocks. He waits for you to open the door and then you must do it publicly not as wine a few moments I'm going to ask you that want to get right with God that WanNa be born again that wanted to go to heaven when you die I'm GonNa ask you what I Starts Start Song and a few moments to get up out of your seat and walk down the aisles and stand here in this floor, and when you all get the lead you in a prayer of commitment, a recommitment to cries. Now, why do I ask you to come publicly because everyone that Jesus calls he calls publicly. Jesus says if you will acknowledge. People I will acknowledge him before my father in the angels in heaven but he added if you deny me before people alter now you before the father and his angels. So coming forward like this as a way to acknowledge him publicly and listen two thousand years ago Jesus died publicly for you. So I'm going to ask you to make a Public Stanford Christ and lastly you must do it now. The Bible says today is the day of salvation. Now is the time now the Holy Spirit, would see you tonight. Now. And the devil would say later next week next month next year better yet. Now is the time. What are you waiting for? You say, well, Grega. A lot of things in my life I need to clean up I. Think I'll clean my life of income the God no you come to God and he'll clean your life up you come with your singer come with your problems. Jesus cleans fish after he catches them. You See. So you just come as you are come with your questions. You say, well, listen you show me an all believed. No listen you believe in God will show you you come and see what he'll do for you. Do it now. Don't even say I'll do it tomorrow night. Because none of us has a guarantee will be here tomorrow night. Or the night after now is the time. This is your moment just like Nicodemus had an appointment Jesus you do too and he will fill that hole in your heart will take away that guilt you've been carrying around because of the wrong you've done and you can leave the rb scene knowing that you will go to heaven when you die. I'm going to give you an opportunity to make that commitment to Christ right now let's all our heads a word of prayer. Father I pray now you'll speak to every person during this message helped them to see the words we have shared. Tonight are true. They're gospel true. Help them Lord to come to you and believe and receive your forgiveness now. Help them learn to make the most important decision of their life. We ask all of this in Jesus name Amen Everybody Greg Laurie here thanks for listening to our podcast and to learn more about harvest ministries. Please subscribing consider supporting this show just go to harvest dot org, and by the way if you want to find out how to come into a personal relationship with God. Go to know God dot Org. That's Keno W. Gio D. Dot Org..
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"Cannot be Christian without being born again. You must be born again to set it. That means in a couple of moments but let's talk a little bit about Nicodemus. Who was this guy? The Bible says he was a Pharisee what does that mean we usually think of the Pharisees in a negative life because of course, Christ save some of his most scathing words for the scribes and the Pharisees among other things he called them a whitewash tomb. He would talk about how they would be gironde the externals but completely missed the point and not have it right on the in side but the Pharisees were really pretty admirable group of individuals. Never numbering more than six thousand each would take a solemn vow before three witnesses that would devote every moment of their life to obtain the ten commandments not that any of them were successful in that. But that's what the attempted to do. They took the law of God very seriously. So nicodemo. Was Devout man he was a religious man and not only deputy was a leader because Jesus said, you are the teacher in Israel and you don't know these things that means a nicodemus might have been like a household name in Israel but was well educated the deeply religious. There was something missing in his life and you might relate day Nicodemus you U2 are religious and moral and educated ninety percent of the people that live in the triangle are high school graduates or higher. Fifty percent of the people in this area have bachelor degrees or higher. That's incredibly impressive. So many you relate to him in some ways you've been successful you even had some fame you're a alleging in your own mind time. Or maybe you've thought only I was famous than I would be happy I read a poll that USA Today did recently asking young people today what they wanted more than anything else and you know what the answer was the number one thing that young people want before I say what it is let me say what the answer to the same question was. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, seven, they have college freshman what they wanted more than anything else that eighty five percents. A central purpose of their lives was find a meaningful philosophy of life well now fast forward to two, thousand, seven, they asked today's young people. What do you want more than anything else and they said number one to be rich and famous To be rich and famous everybody wants their fifteen minutes of fame. In an article that same article a girl named Cameron Johnson. A BLACKSBURG Virginia said quote when you open the Celebrity magazine, it's all about the money and being rich and famous. The TV shows we watch everything from the apprentice. To Reading US magazine, it was the all the celebrities and there are six million dollar homes. We see Britney and Paris the people we relate to outside of our friends are these people or Britney and Paris. Indeed, it's fame really the answer you look at people that have reached the pinnacle of success you look at so many of them with drinking problems with drug problems. Spending time in Rehab facilities sometimes, we hear of them being suicidal, even taking their own lives. It's fame really the answer when Albert Einstein was at the peak of his fame he wrote in a letter to friend quote it's strange to be known. So universally yet be so lonely and quo stern. You've heard of Kim referred to as a shock jock made millions and millions of dollars from the new deal that the ink was serious radio. You think he's happy with all that money. Stern said in an interview I'm never happy I've never been happy a day in my life. Here's something you need to know. There are two sources of unhappiness and lie one is not getting what you want and other is candy. What she wants because it won't be all that it's cracked up to be a world famous actress recently said pretty much the same thing I remember she said one of the most upsetting times in my life was. Teen Success Financial Stability, and I was in love I thought everything. They say you should have to make you happy and I'm not happy and quo see money can buy you some things but it can't buy you. The most important things money can buy you a bet the camp by a good night's sleep money can buy your books but can't buy your brains. It can buy you a house, but it can't buy you a home. You can buy medicine, but it can't buy you hell. It can buy you amusement but it can't buy you happiness and it quotes Saint Paul. Saint John. Saint George and Saint Ringo money can't buy you love. Nicodemus knew that. Maybe you thought Oh if I just had these things, I know I'd be happy if I could have whatever wish for reminds me of a story of a couple they were celebrating the husband sixty fifth birthday and the thirty, th wedding anniversary and ingenious up here to them. This is a true story and. I'm kidding, of course. and. I'm going to grant you one wish and husband says one wish up under the three wishes genie said, well, you know times are hard. We've had to cut back. So I'll give you each one word. So the the wife she was so sweet she says, well, I, wish for a second honeymoon by beloved husband on a Beautiful Island and the Southsea and poop there they were surrounded by Turquoise water she and her beloved husband of all of those years together. The husband was sitting there and he hadn't given his wish yet even say what he wanted and Jeanie said, well, what do you want looked over at his older wife and thought for a moment and he said okay I wish I had a wife that was thirty years younger than me and prove he was ninety five years old. So you better be careful. which wishful? Nicodemus, came to Jesus at night. The Bible says naked not see right there. And by the way, this has mentioned more than once inscription. So it's worth noting. He probably came at night because he was afraid to be seen. Everyone knew Nicodemus? was maybe he was afraid of what others think. Maybe, you were afraid to tell someone what you were doing tonight hey dude wanNA party night. Going to the c Oh what's going on a concert Kinda? Wait a second isn't that harvesting happening? Yeah. Ono You're going to that? Yeah. Don't become one of those born agains don't worry I won't. Maybe, you were a little embarrassed to admit to someone you're coming here. A lot of times we're afraid of being laughed at by our friends. put down. We're a lot like she. Says all we like. Sheep Gone Astray we've turned everyone to his own way and there's no no mistake. The Bible says we're like cheap. I read an article in the people a while back that mentioned four hundred and fifty sheep that belt to their own death over in Turkey. Cheaper. So stupid at one chief goes off the cliff all the others won't follow and they're separate than the maze what has four hundred and fifty sheet draft to their debt done. Can you be one sheep goes he.
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"And laughed at it was a joke to me. So I was trying to do something that a person would actually maybe stop and read maybe even charcoal out a little bit but then also would hear the word and you know in the Crusades that's essentially the same thing that we're doing with with from. You know if you go to if we could go back in time to nineteen ninety, the harvest crusade at the first Pacific amphitheatre would look. Different than the harvest crusade of today, it would be different in a number of ways. The the music would be different. The Look of the platform would be different, but the essence of it is absolutely the same as it was, and I expect God willing if we're doing these ten years today or twenty or something today, you know they'll be different musical styles that may be popular. There might be different tools or resources or technologies we might utilize, but it always comes down to just the the message of the Gospel and that's where you can't. With it, you can't monkey with it. You can't toy with it. You want to just keep it biblical. You want to keep it simple. You want to keep it in everyday language. And, then you want to give people an opportunity to respond to it. Greg Lloyd was amazing. Yeah little stories. You know normally know what it says to be a center. When he puts in a little stories, little visuals. He gets. What he said really really hit me i. mean it hit me hard some he said just clicked in my head and it just made me. Now, I had to give my life to Christ. I'm never accepted the Lord before never even hold the Gospel told that and it just absolutely blew me away. Blew me away. I think that if you would go to the churches here in Orange County, those that are really evangelical teaching the word that you would find every one of the churches here people who had been introduced to Christ in the harvest Crusades I can remember the one year that we had huge baptism down at Krona Donmar, right after one of the Crusades Third Crusader. So the tide was so high. Use the. The the pirates cove. So we had to go to the beach and we had our high don't know over a thousand people. Baptized Aaron of course, in the the surf was up and was just I got knocked over with a wave and. Voting into the Sherwood some lady sides. Surfing. That serving and it was it was really though very you know an in our church there are just so many people that made their commitment or introduced or brought to Christ through the Crusades and so because we've been going on year after year, and that's it has a long lasting effect throughout the churches in of so many of them, the people were first introduced to Christ in the crusade setting. So I think it's exciting. You know it's an interesting thing also dave is that I've met so many people now who are in ministry? Who came to Christ that the Crusades as in a church last week speaking and he was the youth pastor and he was introducing me he accepted Christ in nineteen ninety at our first crusade there at the theater and now is in full time ministry. Yeah this is Justin and I I did receive Christ in one thousand, nine, hundred, ninety at the first summer harvest Q. Sane and it was there that I for the very first time I. realized that it was because Jesus did on the Cross for me that made me right with God. After that got involved in local Youth Ministry and and today I'm one of the pastors on staff at Mariners Church in Irvine. California Hi this is Jack Hibs and I came to Christ way back in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, seven on a Monday night as Greg. Laurie gave the message it was the first time. I had ever heard the Gospel and in responding I had no idea what God was going to do with my life. But some years later now, I'm now senior pastor of coverage Apple Chino Hills. And by the grace of, God, had been allowed to teach the Bible to thousands of people and I'm grateful to Pester Greg and all that the Lord is doing through his life and the evangelistic preaching of the word of God, one of the criticisms of large scale evangelism as well. Do you think all those people continue on with the Lord well? Of course they don't we don't say they do. That's why we describe those who have come forward over the years not as conversions but his professions of faith time will tell if they're conversions but our job so to speak is to proclaim the word you know when the Lord told us to go. So the seed, the way they sowed. Seeds in those days, they would just go and randomly throw the seat out into a field and then the soil essentially determine how you would react to the sowing of the seed. So I think our goal is to get the to as people as possible, and then leave the results in the hands of God. But you know when you do that sure people come forward and don't continue on. But there are those that come forward and only continue on but then they commit their lives to service, and now they're reaching people and then those people reach people and so the process continue. So that's what's really exciting to me with the passing of time TV able to see how that's happened. For some reason I was listening at one night and Greg was talking about this might be last opportunity you have. Come, little no one had ever put it to me like that. No one in the church I had been going to or in the church that I grew up in had ever said. You need to make a decision Greg was saying. No matter how good you are. You're never good enough. One of the scriptures he said was Bushel profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses a soul. And really strict on my heart because that's exactly where. When Pasture Greg. You know Florida's knocking is nothing your heart open up the door and let him in it just felt like my was just opening to him said, Hey, a few died tonight. Where would you go? And it was like pointed at the audience and it was almost like he was pointing directly at me it just the statement that hit hard at my heart. And it was not that point where I realize I didn't. WanNa. I didn't want. He without God. It was the way he was talking it was like me and him just sitting down with a cup of coffee talking about this is by the way. Jesus and this is what he can do for you. Guy Miller said it touched my heart. So deeply that when he gave the invitation, there wasn't anything else. I could do I had to go forward. Yes. I walked towards the field I almost like galloping down get down there quick enough. At literally ran. I was in the Marines six years. Father always trying to say men don't cry. That's all I did. I couldn't stop. Move. Pastor. Let me ask you after hearing that. What do you say to people who think that large-scale evangelism is outdated? Well, I do think that people don't really understand. So often of the Crusades and again in there are a lot of crusades that really don't produce long lasting results. You know the way the message is presented if it is an understandable and a logical way, it sticks with people. And and I think that emotions play a part but I think that so many evangelist sort of tend to play upon people's emotions. So that is a emotional kind of reaction rather than a true being persuaded intellectually this is the way to go. I mean this makes sense and and I think that's the gift that Greg has of making it makes sense. You've had a lot of years of experience and service in God's kingdom when Pastor Greg gets to that point many years from now, what is your wish for him when he gets to that stage in his era of service to Christ let me just say I just hope that he can have the same kind of.
"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"Touch hundreds of thousands of lives through a move of God called the Harvest Crusade and I'm happy to introduce a couple of gentlemen who know more about this move of God's hand than perhaps anybody else this side of eternity. Pastor Chuck Smith is senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, and pastor. Greg. Laurie is senior pastor of harvest Christian. Fellowship in Riverside, California and the Speaker of the harvest Crusades gentlemen thanks for talking with us today. Good to be here. It's a joy. We'll pastor chuck. Let me ask you about this idea came up with more than two hundred, sixty thousand people have made decisions for Christ through the Crusades. How did this idea come to you and a wanted Greg say when you suggested it to him well, Greg was doing the money night studies for the young people here average chapel and the church was just crowded packed to capacity and kids were outside and all. So I just was wondering, Noaa we took it to a larger venue just how many would come out and is just a curious kind of. Idea on my aunt side of just how many would come. So I talked to Greg about maybe getting the Pacific amphitheatre and just do a one week I never crusade to. Lord would do now contrast the size of calvary. Chapel Costa. Mesa with the size of the Pacific amphitheatre. Well, Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa weakened seat Would say there's probably three thousand kids coming a Monday night and Pacific amphitheatre is eighteen thousand. Capacity Tumbler. and My response was chuck. That's a pretty big place. Isn't it and Chuck replied well, Greg we serve a pretty big God. So I thought you have a point there. But it really was a bold step of faith to do something like that in chuck envisioned in this sort of a billy Graham style crusade But you know a contemporary type, not the billy Graham's crusades aren't contemporary but it can an idea that we would take sort of what was happening on the money nights reaching the younger people and then do it any crusade style you know larger scale and obviously inviting people to Christ and the Lord honored, and in fact, as I recall on the first week by the time we were done we had broken all attendance records at the Pacific amphitheatre in the final night. Place was overflowing the there would people that couldn't get in there was traffic backed up to the streets. It was pretty crazy. Firsthand in orange. County the traffic is backed up on the fifty five freeway near the fairgrounds and on most of the side streets around the fairgrounds says some kind of religious event going on there tonight. It is called the harvest crusade religion with a contemporary approach organized by a minister from Riverside California if there's a religious revival underway in America, this may well be the leading edge. The last night was just absolutely wild. You remember what was happening Oh? Yes. This up first Persian Gulf War. Yes. So there was a urgency people you know all know this might be the end of the year. And it was just really though exciting because they had to finally just locked the gate out people outside we set up speakers for them, and then people just couldn't get to the fairgrounds. The traffic was so heavy around the area that they just couldn't get in. So it was just really far more than anything we ever anticipated or expected, and that's why the second year we decided. We take the. Final night over the stadium and so that we would have more room for people on the final night. Go figure you you go from a three thousand seat venue to eighteen thousand seats and then you run out of Rome. Yeah. Go figure. Well, I guess we do serve a big. God. Pastor has right well Pastor Chuck Greg, Aman speaking for many years on on Monday nights at at. The church where your senior pastor when did you first start to notice that God was was using him in some kind of a unique way in bringing people to Christ? Well, of course, we were able to observe it out there in Riverside as God just had his hand upon Greg's life and the anointing of the spirit on the messages and the way the church in Riverside was growing so successful. And then, of course, when he came down to take the money nights, it was instant. It was just right at the beginning that was packed to capacity where we just couldn't get anymore and so what do you think makes his kind of a communication unique or effective? Well, I think that it is so relevant to the present day situation. In other words, it's very current and he uses great illustrations that. People. Understand. He uses the thoughts in the ideas of frustration that. Are expressed by worldly people all the time but. Famous people that you'd think these people really got it made and you know when you hear of their frustrations and and all, and he's very was very good at illustrating in just the need that is basic within every man to Reno and to have a understanding of what it is to be at peace with God and to have that security that is ours in Christ Jesus. Two. Thousand. Years Ago Jesus Christ the son of God went to the Cross and died for the sin of the world he was tortured. It's humiliated crude spikes were driven through his hands and feet and a crown of thorns placed around his head and a spear thrusting aside, and he bled and died there why? Because we are all separated from God by our sin? And it wasn't nails that held Jesus that cross two thousand years ago it was love for you and for me for God so loved the World He gave His only begotten Son and who believes in Kim should knock Peres but ever lasting life. On loves you. The last thing he wants to do is see you face judge. That is why he poured his judgment on his son who died in your place. But if you will turned from your sin and come to Jesus tonight, you can be forgiven. I was listening. Pretty intently to what God was saying when he was talking about Jesus dying on the Cross. For me and was very personal to me. and. I just knew that something was going to happen I was on the edge of my seat and when he made the altar call, I had already made up my mind. And when he made the altar call, I just looked at my sister and I was sobbing and I got up and I just ran down there. and. Hundreds of people were coming. I am. Greg Helpless Dupree, he helped me to pray. For Jesus to come into my life into be my savior. And I did that and I felt. Such.
"laurie" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"The family in the same way. The Devil has declared war on the family in our culture today. Satan hates the family. There is a full throated all out attack on their family and our nation today. Consider this when the family is strong, the Church's strong their churches strong. The Nation is strong, and when the family breaks down, the nation breaks down with it. Today, there are many people trying to figure out how to fix our country. The rising crime rate the OPIOID crisis. All of the people ended up being incarcerated, and there's all these ideas just legalize all the drugs, and let's just released people that are in prison serving time right now, and let's just try this and change that and we have the economic imbalances. You know, so, we here I'm telling you. Here's the thing nobody's talking about in is the root of everything. It's the breakdown of the family. You can take almost every social ill in America today, girls getting pregnant outside of wedlock people getting into drugs, people becoming alcoholics runaways. People who are attempting suicide? People who are ending up committing crimes, people who are joining gangs people who are incarcerated every one of those things, and there's many studies to back. This up can be directly traced back to the breakdown of the family, and specifically to the absence of fathers. So we need to do everything we can district in the family. Let's start with you. You need to do everything you can just strengthen your family. You can't save America, nor can I. You cannot save all the families in America, but you can start with your family. And, you can say this family is off limits to the devil. Saying you cannot have this family. Pastor Greg Laurie, we'll have the second half of his message in just a moment. Many listeners right or call us to share their stories of pain and loss, but also.
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"Pastor Greg Laurie with strong encouragement today about resisting our adversary and embracing the Lord and his plan for our lives. Glad. You're along for today's message God's call man's excuse. And Pastor guy comes back to lead assault on important word of prayer, so don't.
"laurie" Discussed on The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos
"We should be thinking about doing to ensure that we're able to sleep well or as well as possible at this very stressful time? And what does the research say about how we can ensure we get the sleep? We need for our immune systems are emotional wellbeing. Well I think one thing is to just realize how critical sleep is for our mental health right now. The deed on sleep and mental health are like shocking that you basically can spike your mood and your emotions to basically almost be at a clinical level where you need treatment simply by getting like three to four hours a night of sleep for a week or so. There's some studies suggesting this right. So finding ways to prioritize sleep is really critical and I think you hit the nail on Hedwig. We just have to be really intentional about it. We have to form new habits. The good news is we're in this crazy new situation where we can start to form. Those new habits were in the house in a different way than we were before. We're not going out. Say at night to go get drinks with friends are doing what we would normally do. And I think that allows us a novel situation where we can set up these new habits. The last thing I was thinking about is these stressors that are very real and aren't just on in the media but things like losing a job or being afraid that you are going to be out of a job or knowing someone who's sick and being very worried about them when we have these very real concerns that we can't ignore like social media which we really could live without. What advice do you have on how we can handle that? I guess there are two pieces of advice. One is if you're dealing with that situation happening to someone else someone you care about right you know a you know this is happening with me in my own life. You know. Finding out that students in my college are presumed Cova. And they're really really sick right now and this is one of the worst things about this crisis is like. I can't do what I would normally do. Which is like show up at their door. Gives them soup like you know. Wish them? Well I think we have these thwarted moments of wanting to help where we can't do it. And what I've been trying to do is to harness those thwarted altruism moments to a different kind of altruism right like every time I get an email from a student. I'm like let me donate some money to 'cause it's really good right now or let me call an elderly neighbor. Check on them right. Is that you kind of take the altruistic urge that you have to help the person in need you might not be able to help directly and sort of channel that into something else. I think if you're facing these problems yourself right you've personally lost job or you personally started to feel sick. I think the key there is to do the kinds of things that we know can be really powerful for promoting resilience And a lot of them have to do with realizing that this situation as awful as it is is temporary and it's the kind of thing where we know that people who've gone through really awful life circumstances and have come out the other side often report that it was ultimately a good experience. So it'll be hard in moment when you're dealing with a crisis to see that but it sounds like the key advices. Yes this may be the low point in your life we. We don't want to take anything away from that. But research shows that you will come out of it and that six months later a lot of people are able to be back just as happy as they were before so that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and look for opportunities to grow and you can speed that light up by kind of taking this future oriented. Processing Yourself. So if you're experiencing something awful describe how you're going to deal with that setback a year from now you know. So if you've lost your job sit down and be like a year from now. What am I thinking? Actually I got through it. Things are going to be okay. It can kind of just get you to have a like a more meadow view of what's going on and you can realize that it's it's in the moment things. That seem really awful in the scheme of things are often going to be okay in some time Laurie. No we're about out of time and I just wanted to ask if you have any final words of wisdom writing final things you think we should cover so that our listeners can get through this very difficult time. You've given so much great advice but is there any any last word that you WANNA share? I think the last word is to work. Just self compassion. It really is an awful time like there's a reason we're calling this crisis unprecedented. There's a deadly virus. That's incredibly scary. An incredibly uncertainty provoking and I think one thing to realize is it's okay to feel crappy like it's okay to not be working. It's okay to give yourself and your family members a little bit more self compassion and a little bit more of a benefit of the doubt than you usually would but part of that is to realize that science gives you intentional things that you can do to feel better so yeah like feel crappy and lick your wounds but as soon as you have the space try some of these things out that we've been talking about because all the research suggests they can help a lot. Thank you Laurie. This oh great. I really appreciate you taking the time. No no problem. Is this one. I hope you enjoyed this special episode. If you liked what you heard. You should subscribe to choice allergy wherever you get your podcast and I also hope that you'll come back to hear the next episode of the happiness lab with me. Dr Larry Santos..