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The Madness of the 2020 US Election With Senator Doug Mastriano
"I'm talking right now colonel Doug must yano also state senator pennsylvania. My friend doug must renault where are we in the madness of the twenty twenty election. You've been a hero. You've refused to stop looking into this because We happen to think it's important to know whom the american people chose to lead them. where are we right. Now you've been in the forefront at work what eleven months now on from november election and you know. We held a hearing gettysburg on the twenty fifth november at. We're no closer now to resolutions whole issue than we were back. then i've been undercut by the senate leadership. They stripped me. My committee chair. Because i was pressing ahead with subpoenas and that was going to have a vote. Issue subpoenas to several counties to get to the bottom of this year and is a great catastrophe. These stripped you of the chairmanship of your committee. Now why would they do a thing like that. Well you know. I was moving ahead as a committee. Cherry sent letters to three counties to begin in audit a forensic investigation to get to the bottom of what the heck happened you know. There's nothing to hide. Opened up the books. Let's get to the bottom of this. That's why you keep the balance for twenty two months he can do this. But senate leadership. senator jake. Corman was keen on the. I think moving ahead with a full forensic investigation and so not only was. I stripped mike committee chair. I had a voting session on committee arranged on the six of august was cancelled behind my back by him. I was locked out of committee committee. Voting rooms in harrisburg. I mean this. This whole thing is ridiculous. I don't know what the issue is. The people of pennsylvania and i want a forensic investigation to figure out what the heck happened here. But i'm undercut
Growing up as a Child of Billy Graham With Ruth Graham
"You grew up in extraordinary family but i imagine growing up in that family. It's it's a it's just a family for good and for ill just like most families are and i think a lot of people would think. Oh my goodness child of billy graham. What a magical existence you have talked about this to me and you've talked about this publicly that it wasn't a magical existence. It had a downside dysfunctional. Just like everybody else but when you have a father who travels that much. You're going to find some dysfunction in the family. And certainly that was dysfunction in my of my life in the family life but you know god is faithful to us and i'm not going to be critical of my mother or my father. They were unique people for unique time for unique purpose and i know people upset them up examples. They are not examples. They're exceptions. And i think that mother and daddy were so faithful to god and we're such wonderful examples to us as children and i'm very grateful for the family that did have as dysfunctional as it was. It's funny though. Isn't it when you become a parent You have a lot more grace for your own parents because you realize that nobody gets this right. Whoever's apparent is apparent for the first time You you just do your best and then you kind of repent and you know acknowledge your fault. But now it's too late because the kids are grown up. I mean it's an amazing thing that every generation has to go through that. And i'm sure that you know as a in some ways magical and extraordinary as your parents where they they were just people doing the best. They could And then you have to pick up the pieces in your own life and then you have to make sure you don't pass on those problems as you raise your kids and so it's not. It's not easy is it. it's not easy. Being a parent is a very difficult job. And it's a time job in even found out now. My children are grown. That it's even harder now two grown children but i am just grateful for example that mother daddy gave me but my children have been such a blessing to me and they have been with me through the ups and downs and The they live in my neighborhood My sons-in-law want to live near me. And i thought what a blessing that is that my sons-in-law would choose to live next to their other
Author Ruth Graham Explains How God Can Transform Your Loneliness in Her New Book
"Can be transformed and that's very positive. God can transform it into his purposes so that we deepen our relationship with him and with others and have more satisfying relationships with him and with others. It's interesting because i think it's obvious you know. In this conversation that the lord created us to be with other people maybe not constantly but but there is something undeniable. We're not machines for some reason we long for fellowship with other people and then of course you can get too much of it and you want some solitude to recalibrate as you put it into to think but it's interesting that god made us for that and we don't get that something happens. I'm not sure what happens but clearly. That's when people feel lonely it's a pang but you're saying in the book transforming loneliness that because god is a person he's not an energy force we can have fellowship with him when we're otherwise alone Talk about that. Well you're you're so right. God made us for community and he said it is not good for man to be alone. I mean he said that Genesis right up front and he he himself is in community with the triune god with the followed some in the holy spirit. He's in community and he made us for community and it's important for us to attach ourselves to some sort of a community that feeds our spirit. And for me that's church that's made home group and meeting with people that i can fellowship with on a deeper level. Well it's interesting. Because i think that you know if you really know the lord you're never alone but there are a lot of people that they might say. I'm a christian. But they don't have that kind of relationship or maybe it feels awkward to them. What do you say to those folks. Develop it work on developing it. Because he is right there he he knows the scripture says he makes a home for the lonely. He knows how they feel. David talked about being feeling like a pelican in the wilderness. David understood what loneliness was dot understands. And certainly no one was more alone than jesus on the cross so they know loneliness is and we can go to god and tell him how would we need to express our long this to him and he will fill us with his
Billy Graham's Daughter Ruth Speaks About the Epidemic of Loneliness in America
"Interesting first of all when you say generation z. I'm not sure what that means. Anymore tha roughly what age i talking about. Nineteen ninety five to two thousand fifteen. The twenty five year olds twenty twenty. Somethings on on okay. And do you think ruth they they think of themselves as lonely because you're right. It seems counter intuitive For any young person to be lonely. That's when you're in school that's when you're doing all kinds of things. Why do you suppose they think of themselves as lonely well. They are so connected technology with technology digitally but they have no real heart connections in. That's the problem. The grandson. We'll tell you you know. We have lots of connections but no real relationships. And i think that's the thing that's missing his relationship. I think it needs to be said over and over but this is a good place to start. There's something inherently one dimensional or at least shallow about social media. You're really communicating with much depth. And you've just said it the connection it. It's really a tenuous connection. It's tremendously superficial. It's almost designed to be superficial. But i've never really thought about how if you get a lot of that eventually. It would be almost painful. Because you'd be you'd be even longing for some real connection more than somebody who's not getting any of that kind of connection well and raza and found out through the pandemic that they had more phone calls than even on mother's day because people wanted to hear a voice. Singing texts wasn't enough. They needed to hear voice. They needed to hear the tone in the voice and so people began coal and people. Not just texting.
The Gut-Hormone Connection With Dr. Michael Ruscio
"Welcome to the show. Dr ruth show. I am super excited to be chatting with you. Great to be here that you're having all right so i kinda stalked you. I'm admitting it but i love. I love this whole topic of gut. Hormones as like. Okay we gotta talk about the gut hormone connection. I'm gonna. I'm gonna hunt you down and find you. Who connected me with you. Because i just started to your podcast go. Who do i know that knows him. So i found you here. You are and i'm really thrilled. Have you so first off. Thank you appreciate you taking the time out buzzer and let's dive in and 'cause i just have talked a lot on the show about hormones talked on the show about gut health but we have not talked about how gut health affects hormones so i would love to dive into that. Start there with that. There's a rich world for us to dive into Do you want to start any place in particular. Because i kind of had this dividing line where we have female hormones and thyroid hormones and can kind of oh was with one of those guys more interesting. Well we're we're interested in both and we have time so you pick where you're you to drive house that you can't you start. Let's start with thyroid. Is because this is something. I've been speaking about Quite extensively lately and maybe even taking a big step back as a prior to both hormone issues and then what will jump in the fire there. There's an order of operations. I think is very important for all healthcare consumers to be aware of because when you go on the internet and you're searching for my fatigue why do i have insomnia. Why do i have brain fog. Why do i have joint pain. You're going to arrive at many different attentional reasons for those symptoms and so having order of operations in terms of how how to go through those causes can save you a massive amount of time and money that could be squandered on doing the wrong therapy
Nancy Pelosi Vows to Vote on Bill Eliminating State-Level Abortion Restrictions
"Here's the first paragraph of national review. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. That the House will vote to enshrining into law. Reproductive health care for all women across America, quote unquote following the Supreme Court's refusal The block of Texas law that prohibits abortion after a heartbeat can be detected. Now, apparently only men who agree with abortion on demand. A taxpayer financed abortions are free to speak. If you're a man who doesn't believe in abortion, you have an experienced it. You haven't experienced pregnancy so you need to keep your mouth shut. See how that works. See how that works. Well, it doesn't work. Not for me. Women's health rights. There's two human beings involved. At least two if it's you have a Pregnancy with multiple babies. Obviously, there's more. Obviously, there's more. And that's the moral issue. It's not a choice issue. You're not picking a pizza with or without pepperoni here. What did the court do? Well, to my chagrin, it did not overturn Roe v. Wade. Which everybody knows was a bogus decision. Even the late great Ruth Peter Ginsburg said it was effectively a bogus decision. They wanted to get what they got, and they got what they got. The court itself said its decision does not block The ban or excuse me doesn't overturn Roe v. Wade. But the law has to be settled in the state of Texas first. Then, if it's challenged, the court will decide whether or not to hear the case. That's it. It's all that decided.
Texas Abortion Ban One of Dozens Intended to Challenge Roe v. Wade
"Let me explain about the texas law. It is the texas heartbeat act. The case is whole women's held their whole woman's health versus jackson. The abortion providers in texas sued texas judge in county court clerk and others in an attempt to cast is widen it possible to challenge the texas Heartbeat law that bans abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss the case. It was denied. They appealed to the fifth circuit court of appeals. The fifth circuit denied the abortion providers requests to hold a quick hearing on the law before it can take effect. The result is that they had to file an emergency application. Sam alito sam alito chose to do nothing. The result is that the texas law goes into effect. There will be court hearings. I'm sure a judge will a progressive judge will issue an injunction of some kind but right now in texas abortions mussi's when a child's heart develops in utero now a bunch of states. Have these bills. They've been blocked by court. Georgia where i am be bill. A federal judge blocked it. I'm reading now from the l. C. the ethics religious liberty commission explainer. The texas law takes a novel legal approach to limit abortions by taking enforcement of the measure exclusively through private selections essentially. The law allows any private citizen to bring a civil lawsuit against any individual who performs or induces an abortion or knowingly engages in conduct that aides were abets abortion including the payment foreign reimbursement of the costs for an abortion individuals who prevail in their lawsuit will be awarded statutory damages in the amount of not less than ten thousand
Los Angeles Chargers and Fresh Vine Wine Announce Partnership
"Lindsay. Did you see that. In of julian hubs fresh. Fine wine announced their partnership with the la chargers. I did back. Somebody kindly tweeted it at us knowing that. That was our kind of news. Can you think of something that goes together. Better than the la chargers and line apart from nina dobrev and julian soccer there football Because nina said in a press statement as a lifetime football fan. I couldn't be more excited to be joining forces. But the la chargers fresh fine wine promises to bring a premium luxury wine experience to the fans who love indulging in the greatest things that life has to offer while being conscious consumers with active lifestyle. Choice chargers really would not be soccer. That makes literally no sense that they would charge. Does it make more sense with football. Selling your like healthy. Fresh wine in a football stadium does not add to like the mission statement of it like stop it. Stop it. Stop getting nachos and cheese. That never gets hard. By the way cheese that will be eternally soft and spreadable like a fun party wine. Which i do think she also thinks her wine is. I guess i'll alcohol is like inherently in some ways being sold as fun and flirty. You know already to keep it to keep it light. Keep it light. Yeah but it but her her wine is so specifically sold as being like healthy and clean and like whatever and like bats shit that it's like the opposite of what i want from a football game if i'm eating or drinking at a football game which needs to be
We Need to Look Beyond the Holocaust and Celebrate Israel
"My question to you is no you weren't. You're answering straight on. I was saying that you're having a problem with it. The holocaust is presented without The good news on the other side. Which is the founding the miraculous after two millennia. Founding of israel's is an astonishing thing however you look at it but the story. I mean look this goes back to aristotle when you're talking about plot or anything that you know that the worse something is the i it makes the story better and you have nothing worse really in history than than the holocaust and so But it are you saying that it's just that people only focus on that and that they don't come out on the other side to the founding of national israel yes i is in essence. That is where you know. My father used to joke. Always don't put the emphasis on the wrong celebral and You know this we say ourselves to This is what it is. It's a. The emphasis was wrong. From america's perspective i hear the jews telling they have one shot at the mall in washington right. They're not going to give us another museum. We're going to tell the story of the jewish people. And i'm thinking of kids who come from. I don't know anywhere denver. They come from indiana. Come to the come to the center of of this magnificent country where you have the air and space museum and you have the national gallery and where you have the lincoln. The i don't have to tell you. How splendid washington should be people what it should resonate. And what did the jewish people decided to place there. A holocaust museum. We should have put up the bible museum. If we're going to put up a bible museum but we put up the holocaust museum. Now i can understand. Let let me just say i understand. I knew l. e. l. very well and i know almost everyone i grew up with was a survivor of one kind or another. I understand the impulse of it. Jews have to carry this. Have to mourn this and have to be with it forever but if one was going to bring a story to the world then the story should not be of the nazi victory which is really i would say that. Part of that is the triumph of antisemitism. I mean that's what. The holocaust museum displays the triumph of antisemitism. What else is it
American Nationalism Is a Healthy Phenomenon Compared to Globalism
"Is is. It's simplistic to say that. These ideas with regard to cultural appropriation and cancel culture. That it's basically cultural marxism that that. It's it's left to the point of marxism well. Yes i think. Marxism has been so watered down but part of it is i think people. I think that internationalism is must be better than nationalism will. Of course it's the office and it depends. What kind of nationalism. We're talking about national socialist. Nationalism or a healthy kind of nationalist when you had your hassani on one of your programs if i'm not mistaken which is his idea sure. Healthy nationalism is what we're always hopefully talking about. But i mean white nationalism. Like when you talked about you know what are the what what. What are the english going to do with the jews that comes this. What kind of nationalism are we going to have a liberal open. Nationalism that still nationalism. That's still celebrates a certain body of ideas or are we going to be tribal ethnic nationalists. Which is what happens if you you kick the jews out but right now. We don't even have a conversation. About what kind of nationalism are we talking about. It's just all derided as Ethnic nationalism as white nationalism and globalism is touted as some great idea. When i would just say it's simply not well american nationalism. I would hope american. Patriotism in american nationalism is a very very healthy phenomenon and The more one knows about america. I think Really the roots of america. And what i discovered only when i came to this country the federalist papers enough to keep you going for lifetime Genius
Ruth Wisse Discusses the Book Daniel Deronda and Its Insight Into Liberalism in England
"You were asking a before about how if i teach yiddish literature how i would have come to be giving talks and a series of lectures daniel dorando which is a book written by. I think one of the greatest british writers george elliott. It is a book however about the jews and it is one of the most astonishing Inciteful brilliant books imaginable. I can. I think you can spend a lifetime on it. The way one can with certain novels of dusty eski so first of all about this idea that people now have. You shouldn't appropriate something else. You shouldn't write about white. People shouldn't about blacks and nobody should write about his fashion where sombrero tan. Or any of that. That i do so think about this her last novel. This great writer writes about the jewish question. Essentially she's also rhyming but the woman's question but she sees the connection between the woman 's question and the jewish question in england of her time. What is her problem. Why does she turn to that. Well it seems to me that what she was really worried about is what you were asking what is happening to liberalism in england. How can one preserve liberalism in england as it is and she saw that one of the keys to it is what is going to be your relation to the jews if you cannot accept the jews as jews then you cannot really be a great liberal and she saw how difficult it was for people to accept that yes so there's this wonderful family that she creates in the novel the mayor rick family which is so hospitable they meet this jewish girl and they wanna take her in and they were the the boy the if the family wants to marry her. The girls want to adopt her. They love her. They love her and they say tur- you know you wouldn't even have to be christian and she. She says something. you wouldn't even have to be jewish. Jesus that's the first cruel thing that you have ever said to me. And so the so. The book is really Built around this idea of britain of england how it can accept the jewishness of the jews. And guess what it's zionism. Twenty years before zionist movement was
Ruth Wisse: Too Much Emphasis Is Placed on the Holocaust as 'Redemptive'
"That story As i was just writing it i realized that it basically Follows along the same path as the story of the jews in the middle of the twentieth century. And one of the things that me so much about the way that people tell that story is that. I think that there's too much emphasis that is placed on what is called the holocaust That event so cataclysmic and It's so it's so beyond belief that For many reasons it has become prominent and there many people who believe that somehow the story the telling of it is redemptive now. I don't know how you feel about that. I think that the idea that something like that can be. Redemptive must come from christianity that if jesus the crucifixion of jesus is redemptive then how can the crucifixion of an entire people not be redemptive. Now here's the whole jewish people kind of on the cross or worse Maybe we can use that as a redemptive story and somehow holocaust education is meant to suggest that by telling now i i. I'm not saying anything about of course. The story of jesus is completely different. But you see the analogy here being That the story of a of of this horrific in the sense evil right telling it can somehow keep others from going that path now. I've never been a believer. Well that's obviously different from being redemptive but it it's you it could be useful in other words that that the of course the whole idea at least in my lifetime you know we're never forget. Never forget we have to remember. And that's why we'll tell the story over and over and over and over and over and over years somehow saying that It's not redemptive but it's also maybe not so helpful there's an aspect of it that you are pushing
The Story the Jewish People Should Share Is the National Miracle of Self Liberation
"The idea of freedom is really the paramount idea even of those years. Because if i were telling the story and i do tell the story that way of the nineteen forties think of it i think of it as the greatest national miracle. If there are miracles in life it is all kind of people six million of whose members. We're not just murdered but in the most humiliating an unbelievable way this brilliant so called people this people that is you know touted for being so intelligent wiped off the map of europe in just a question of five years. You'd think no one would ever recover from that but here's the thing. Within that same decade jews recovered their sovereignty in the land of israel that had been under foreign domination for two millennia. So that's the story. In a way. And here i am. I mean it never occurred to me. When i was growing up that there was anything like this but when i began to write about myself i realized that that's how i felt my life and that is really how i feel jewish national life to be that the real story that we should be. I mean sharing Not not necessarily teaching or asking anyone else. Come you know excited right. But if we are going to tell the story of what happened under hitler and under style and then you have to tell the most important part of that story is the self liberation.
Former Harvard Professor Ruth Wisse Discusses the Title of Her Memoir "Free as a Jew: A Personal Memoir of National Self-Liberation."
"Decided to write a book. Which is a memoir. But it's called free as a jew. We should start there. Why is it called that. And then i want to get into your story. I should have a sound bite. Answer for it. But i haven't yet. Maybe this will get me there I love freedom It's a it's a very great value of mine. And i love being jew and the two things are very much connected in my mind. I think there's a kind. There's an idea of freedom that comes with being a jew and You know this is not a moment when the jews are particularly popular not an american culture as they used to be once. And so i i wanted to lead with that. And it's also because writing the memoir. I didn't myself. No what would emerge as being the most important theme or the most important connective through it. So free is a jewish. It begins for me. You know in childhood with The most important part of our jewish year And that is the celebration of passover and the reading of the passover haggadah every year. Now i didn't grow up in a very religious family but somehow my parents Kept the passover holiday in the way that some people latch onto one thing in their religious lives or in their national lives. That is so strong that it almost makes up for everything else. And the passover holiday was like that and it's all about freedom the idea of freedom and you what you do during the passover to evenings of the of the seder when the family is gathered together. Is you actually re experience. The exodus from egypt and that whole concept of what it is to be free as a jew that is to say you experience the joy of just breaking out from slavery but mostly it's you experience that freedom only comes when you really begin to assume the responsibility that goes with
Opposition to Israel Has Been Imported From the Arab League Into America
"Written this book. Free as a jew. You have a background teaching in harvard. You eventually became a conservative. You are pro israel. I think that needs to be said. Why is it. I get the impression that religious jews conservative. Jews are pro israel. Liberal jews tend almost to be pro palestinian or very worried about israel In the way the harvard faculty was worried about the rotc. I mean well the connection you're making is exactly right. I think Why is that. Well i don't put it so much. As pro israel i cannot for the life of me understand how any decent human being could anything but pro israel. The great question is why did the arab world Why did the arab league organiz in nineteen forty five against the state of israel. You tell me and why. I have my theories. Well i have many theories. I wrote a book about that to actually called jusin power Trying to explain antisemitism which i define as the organization of politics against jews and my sense is that you always have to look at the function of antisemitism who does it serve. and what purpose does it serve. And it seems very clear that the only glue of the arab league in nineteen forty five was common opposition to the state of israel. And that's still in some profound and terrifying way the only actual unifying element on a political level within that terribly disparite and and really fragmented and fractured world. So it plays a very important part. Among the arab and muslim societies and unfortunately lately it has been imported into the united states of america quite successfully and driven home
Ruth Wisse on Being One of the Only Vocal Conservative Staff Members at Harvard
"You at the end of your time at harvard. Deep demonized by the leftists on campus as a controversial figure. Well i don't know. I mean i wouldn't say Demonized i always thought the other way that because there were so few you see when i came there. Were quite a number of strong conservatives on campus and there were quite a number of people who have shared these views and who were quite visible visibly christian for example. I can't think of anybody i know. That must be the case. It was the case dine. I know it to be the case. But they all began to kind of retire or Just withdraw in some way and so what happened is to be one of the very few visible conservatives. You can't imagine how wonderful that was because because obviously every student who really felt that way. I mean for example. The students in the republican club the students for stand up comedy club. They asked me to be their adviser because it was and it was such a privilege to get to meet all these feisty
Larry Elder: The Only Republican Who Can Win the Race for California Governor
"I remember when the democrats used to be all in the health and veganism and fitness. not anymore larry. Elder has the democrat so worried that they now have to all of a sudden become offended at jokes. How dare larry elder make fun of people. Now larry elder really has got the california democrats in in a in a confusing state. I want to say this. For all the other republicans that are in the race drop out immediately consolidate behind larry elder and get all your support behind him. Only larry can win this race. There is no other way. I just traveled state. We did five events. No one else has any shot okay. There's some really good people running phenomenal people. And i wish them well but i would hate to have a democrat who this path wreath guy. Whatever his name is. Kevin path ruth or whatever edge out larry elder because every republican the vote around seventy eight percent. Larry elder's the man. He's a friend of mine. And i'm backing him. Proudly larryelder getting into this race has confused democrats. What's up wait. What's a black man. Being a republican we control black people. The democrat party. You're trying to tell me that. There's a freethinking conservative out. There
Is Shohei Ohtani 'The New Babe Ruth' or Something Entirely New?
"Here is passing. Never seen a player like shohei ohtani babe. Ruth was playing against pitchers who were thrown eighty-five miles an hour. Shohei otani is doing this. Against an average fastball of ninety three point five miles per hour average breaking ball. That's unlike anything babe ruth ever saw on top of that he is facing hitters on the pitching mound who were better than they have ever been also and the fact that he has a two point seven nine. Era now in one hundred things which the third best in the american league while at the same time leading all of baseball with forty home runs. It sounds ridiculous because is ridiculous. We have not seen anyone like this in history and the only thing that i hope for greenie is that shohei ohtani can stay healthy because that is all. That's keeping him from being brilliant year after year after year so greatest individual major league baseball season of any player. certainly in our lifetimes. right. I think so. I mean 'cause pitching is a completely different skill than hitting. This isn't i mean to me. It's almost akin to bo jackson playing two different sports. Yes dion sanders like it's. It's almost two different sports to be that good as a pitcher and that goes here.
"ruth" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"In case you're just tuning in welcome. Here's the deal every day. We're telling the stories of women from antiquity through today who you may not know about definitely should each month is beamed this month. We're talking about women in the driver's seat leaders who made remarkable impacts on their industries. Today we're talking about a woman who made a name for herself in the world of meat determined to make enough money to send her son to his dream school. This woman bought a floundering steakhouse and turned it into a national chain. Let's talk about ruth for towel. Ruth ano- stat was born on february fifth. Nineteen twenty seven in new orleans louisiana. Her father was an insurance salesman and her mother was a teacher. Ruth sun later said that ruth had been a tomboy as a kid. Her incredible intellect was evident at a young age. She skipped several grades and graduated from high school at the age of fifteen and from louisiana state university at the age of nineteen in nineteen forty. Eight ruth married rodney for tell an eccentric millionaire who shared with ruth a love of horses the to open to racing stable and baton rouge and ruth became louisiana's first female licensed works trainer. The couple had two sons jerry and randy in nineteen fifty. Eight rodney left. The family and ruth reentered the workforce. She began working as a lab technician at tulane university. Ruth sons were smart and ambitious and she wanted to be able to send them to whatever university they hoped to attend. That just wasn't going to happen with her university salary. Then in nineteen sixty five classified ad in the paper caught routes i. It was for a restaurant for sale. Called chris steak house after looking into it. Ruth realized chris steak house had i opened. Its doors on her birthday. She took that as a sign and decided to buy the restaurant. Ruth's got a loan from the bank for twenty two thousand dollars to put in an offer mortgaging her house to do so. The restaurant was hers. Chris metalic the original owner promised to train ruth on how to run things turns out. He was a bit of a shady character far from her. Chris took the cash from the register and disappeared on opening night. Ruth sold thirty five steaks at five dollars apiece. She said she butchered each stake herself. Using a hacksaw cut through the bone. It was exhausting. Work and the following week. Ruth purchase an electric saw despite having no real experience in the field. Ruth made the steakhouse work accomplishing a feat that the original owner and several other previous buyers had failed to do but ruth's challenges. Were far from over a few months. After opening hurricane. Betsy hit new orleans and knocked out. Electricity ruth took the high end. Perishable steaks cooked them in her gas broiler and served them to community members and emergency responders. Her generosity was noticed and rewarded. Many of those she helped during that disaster became regular customers for over a decade. Ruth operated chris. Steak house is a successful restaurant. Local politicians and celebrities were frequent diners remembering her own struggles and desire to support her kids. Ruth hired other single mothers as employees. She knew they'd be hard workers the business was cruising along when disaster struck in nineteen seventy six. The restaurant burned down. Ruth had signed a new location to open a second steakhouse but her deal with the original owner. Chris stipulated that she could only call the restaurant chris steak house. If it was in the original location ruth had successfully built up the restaurants brand not being able to use. The name was a major marketing problem. Seru came up with a solution. She named the new restaurant in the new location. Ruth's chris steak house. She later said to fortune magazine. I've always hated the name but we've always managed to work around it that same year. Nineteen seventy seven. The business took another big step. Ruth agreed to franchise. The first franchised restaurant was opened in. Nineteen seventy seven by a loyal customer in baton. Rouge ruth later said all our franchisees were people who had eaten at one time or another in one of our restaurants. We never looked for franchisees. They came to us. Ruth's chris grew into a major chain with more than eighty locations in the us and overseas. The success earned route a number of accolades as an entrepreneur and the nicknames. The first lady of american restaurants and the empress of steak ruth ran the restaurant until nineteen ninety nine. She was a smoker for most a pro-life and was diagnosed with lung cancer. In two thousand. She died two years later. on april sixteenth. Two thousand and two. She was seventy five years old in her will. She established the ruth you for tell foundation which supports education in louisiana. Ruth entered the food business with little experience and left as the founder of one of the most successful steakhouse chains in the country all month. We're talking about women in the driver's seat for more on why we're doing what we're doing. Check out our newsletter. We'll manica weekly. Follow us on facebook and instagram. At encyclopedia will manteca especial. Thanks to liz. Caplan my favorite sister and co creator. Talk to you tomorrow..
"ruth" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
"Do you know what a judge is or a lawyer. Judges and lawyers are jobs. People have where they work to make laws laws are used to keep us safe and keep order in the world but sometimes laws are made that are unfair and sometimes new laws need to be made to help people be treated equally in this episode. We will talk about one of the most important people in the fight for women's equality. Ruth bader ginsburg. Ruth was born in brooklyn new york in nineteen thirty three when she was born. Her name was actually joan ruth bader but when she was in first grade there were many jones in her class. Her mother told her teacher that everyone could call her ruth instead so from then on joan bater was called ruth. Her parents were hard working but they were not rich. They were jewish and brought her to the synagogue or jewish temple regularly to study the torah or the jewish holy book. From a young age. Ruth was annoyed to learn that women were not allowed to read from the torah. only men. She was unhappy that she was treated differently. Ruth mom was very independent. Woman independent means to do things on your own. She was very close with ruth and taught her that it was important for ruth to get a good education and to be independent two. She took a close interest in her education. Although her mother had gotten excellent grades in high school she had finished when she was fifteen and wasn't able to go to college instead. She had to work in a clothing making factory to help pay for her brother to go to college instead. Ruth's mother wanted to help her get into the college and studied to become a high school history teacher. Ruth like studying with her mother and it helped her to excel or do really well. She was also inspired by what her mother had done for her brother. Working in a factory to help pay for his education was an act of selflessness. That stuck with ruth. An act of selflessness is something that someone does to help another person without any thought of what it will do for themself. Ruth were very hard in high school and got excellent grades. Sadly her mother got sick with cancer when she was in high school and died the day before ruth graduated ruth had studied so hard and gotten such good grades that she got into cornell university..
"ruth" Discussed on Crimes of Passion
"Due to the graphic nature of these crimes listener discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of violence that some people may find offensive. Lee advise extreme caution for children under the age of thirteen nine year old Lorraine Gene Snyder opened her eyes and groggily rolled over in her bed. She could tell by the light streaming through her window that it was well past on. She had stayed up so late the night before. All she wanted to do was slip back into sleep but before she could. She heard a muffled noise place outside her bedroom. Her mother's plaintive voice calling her lorraine hurried out of bed and opened the door to find her mother ruth sprawled on the floor a not formed in Lorraine stomach. She knew immediately that something was horribly wrong. She rushed to her mother's side and spotted a cord wrapped loosely around roots ankles. She reached out to tug on it but ruth pushed her hands away and I told her to go call their neighbor for help lorraine heard the panic in roots voice and it terrified her. Why was her mother lying on the floor? Why was she tied up? But Ruth stopped her in a shrill quavering voice ruth ordered the rain to run to the phone immediately this time lorraine obeyed. She called their neighbor and asked her to come over as soon as she could good as lorraine hung up the phone she thought of one final unnerving question. Where was her a father?.
"ruth" Discussed on Crimes of Passion
"Ruth enjoyed confiding in Judd in one letter she he wrote to him about her cousin Ethel Anderson who was also unhappily married. Ethel was trying to bribe young women into flirting with her husband. She wanted to entrap him into having an affair so she could use the evidence of adultery to procure an easy divorce. Route seemed delighted by her cousins Ingenuity Witty as her affair. With judd progressed. She put more and more thought into how she might escape her own marriage. Meanwhile her relationship with Albert remained deeply strained. They often argued about money. Financial stress can be a common source of marital strain rain. A steady by Suntrust Bank found that thirty five percent of participants named money as the primary troublespot with their partner. With the Snyder's there's also argued about ruth staying out late and about how to raise their daughter Ruth one descend eight-year-old Lorraine to a convent boarding in school and she even briefly got door to door sales job with dental supply company to earn money for the tuition but Albert wanted to keep Lorraine in at home and refused to consider the idea of boarding school. Ruth was tired of it. She couldn't stop thinking about how much easier it would be. If he were on her own. She wanted the freedom to live her life as she pleased she was determined to have that freedom no matter what one afternoon in November of nineteen twenty five ruth heard a knock at at the front door and discovered an insurance salesman on her front stoop. Ruth was always friendly with salesman and invited him inside. She said she was is interested in buying insurance but ask the salesman to come back later and give his pitch to her husband. She also had another request. She asks a salesman salesman if he could get her husband to sign a blank policy form. She was unsure how much they would want the policy to cover. She planned to fill in the details of the policy later leader once they came to an agreement on the final amount the salesman was happy to oblige. He returned later in the week and convinced Albert to sign China Blink Policy Application the next day ruth called the sales mental. Let him know that Albert had made a decision. He wanted to purchase riches of fifty thousand dollar policy. It contained an indemnity clause that paid out double in the event of a death by Misadventure Ruth Truth was listed as the beneficiary with the insurance policy in place. Ruth stood to gain as much as one hundred thousand dollars. In the event event of her husband's accidental death. The amount would be worth nearly one point five million dollars today Albert likely. We had no idea ruth had taken out such large policy on his life just as she had done with. Judd's Love Letters. She gave instructions to the postmen to hand and over any envelopes from the insurance company directly to her so that Albert wouldn't see them. Ruth paid the premiums on the policy. The herself even though the expense cost more than half of the weekly allowance Albert gave her to run the household. She figured the cost would be worth the eventual. We'll pay out with the policy in place. Ruth began to think less about how to get a divorce and more about how to become a widow when we return ruthin judd concocted deadly plot to get rid of. Albert's Snyder now back to the story in late nineteen twenty five thirty thirty year old. Ruth Snyder was deeply infatuated with her new lover. thirty-three-year-old Judd Gray. The affair made her all the more eager to be free of her dreary husband. forty-three year old Albert Snyder. After she secured a large insurance policy on her husband's life she had all the more reason to look forward to his demise in fact she seemed ready to engineer his death herself. According according to Albert's family roots first attempt on her husband's life occurred in July of one thousand nine hundred twenty six on a warm summer day Albert was taking a nap in the Living Room Granny Brown was out with Lorraine and ruth left the house to run errands not long after she went out Albert woke. Oh God feeling sick and gagging. The house was filled with gas fumes. He stumbled outside gasping for fresh air when Ruth returned to find him in the garden. She acted horrified. She claimed that as she passed the living room heater she he accidentally kicked the gas tube. Free of the Living Room Wall on her way out the door but it didn't seem like an accident. Albert's sister said that later later the trying to kick the gas to free of the wall and couldn't do it. They thought ruth must have yanked it out on purpose by some accounts. Ruth also made several attempts to poison Albert by pudding by chloride of mercury tablets. In his drinks telling him they would cure his chronic hiccups. The pills didn't kill Albert. The only made him vomit but since hiccups did in fact go away. He apparently apparently didn't question his wife's treatment when poison didn't work ruth reportedly tried to guess Albert again in early nineteen twenty seven. Then she wants more use the excuse that she had kicked the gas tube as she was leaving the house she came home yet again to find him gasping in the street complaining that he had almost as fixated leader at a party with his family members. Albert made an offhand remark about out how close his wife had come to widowhood however he appeared to be joking for whatever reason it didn't occur to him that his wife might actually actually be trying to kill him perhaps because they were ordinary middle-class people living in ordinary middle class life. In Albert's Brits Mundane World Wives complained about their husbands in rare cases. They might even divorce them but they didn't kill them though. The idea might seem absurd according to evolutionary psychologists David Bus. Almost anyone can be capable of murder. Dr Dr Busek said that murder fantasies are incredibly common. In a study of five thousand individuals. He found that eighty four percent of women and ninety ninety one percent of men had at least one clear fantasy about committing murder Dr bus stated though we like to think that murderers are either pathological misfits or hardened criminals the vast majority of murders are committed by people who until the day they kill seem perfectly quickly normal perfectly normal just like roots Snyder but she was serious about killing her husband and she would not be deterred.
"ruth" Discussed on Crimes of Passion
"Roots. Neighbors said that she eagerly made friends all around her neighborhood. Ed As one newspaper described Ruth went to bridge parties and was happy carefree. She drank a little smoke. dolittle danced a little people. People said routes lots of fun. Let's have our over and the added. But Albert's kind of a stick. Albert wasn't just gloomy he could would be bad tempered and vicious according to one account when a neighborhood boy hit a baseball through the Snyder's window out chase the boy home and beat the child with his fists. On other occasions Albert screamed his daughter Lorraine rain when she behaved as a typical toddler. He also complained about ruth spending habits and frequently compared her unfavorably to his late Fiance Jesse Esi he even hung the dead woman's photograph on their bedroom wall. It didn't take long. After Lorraine's birth for the affection between Ruthin Albert to completely evaporate. They shared the same house but live separate lives. Their incompatibility seemed insurmountable. And both I grew bitter as the years went on ruth lay in bed and stare vacantly at the ceiling ealing. She tried to find the will to get up and make breakfast but it wouldn't come. She heard Albert in the yard outside working on one of his projects objects. Perhaps he was building a bird bath for the garden or mending an old cabinet. It didn't really matter as long as it kept him busy and turned away from her. She hoped he spent the whole day. Out there ruth little wave of self pity wash over her every day. A brought a new round of unpleasantness. There was hardly any joy in life. It seemed to ruth a terrible punishment this dole existence. It's empty of pleasure. She felt certain that she had never done anything to deserve this. Unless marrying the wrong man counted as a soon but whatever she had done wrong she was apparently condemned to pay the price for the rest of her life or the rest of. Albert's Albert's the thought meet her WANNA give up and die right there in bed.
"ruth" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress
"The lord did afflict them. He did testify against them all my brother my sister. I don't want jesus to testify against you. I don't want you to walk and bitterness and anger. I want you to allow jesus to bring you fully under his wing where there is a softness softness where there is a gentleness where there is a strength where there is courage. Were there is hope. Were there forbearance one for another. I want you to walk in faith and know that jesus is enough for us. Naomi returned from moheb. According to the word she was accompanied by ruth ruth of course meaning friend and companion now immediately ruth shows her metal. She demonstrates her love. She doesn't demand that naomi pay her way. She doesn't isn't demand that. Naomi sell the few possessions possessions possessions that she came with her little bag the little bit of coin knowing that she has she doesn't demand that she give that to her and pay her way no instead she says let me go to the fields and pick the leftover grain behind anyone in whose is i find favour. There was a custom in that day during the barley in the wheat harvest were the maidens could go out and gather the sheaves or the grains of wheat or barley that were dropped by the harvesters. The corners of the fields were to be left unharvested by the harvesters. They were for the poor so naomi saying yes i will i. I will let you go recognizing that. Ruth is in great danger. She may be accosted by some young man. She may be raped. She may be beat up or chaste because she's a more bindis naomi. I'm sure with fear and trembling says to her go ahead my daughter so so she went out and began to glean in the fields behind the harvesters. It was hot sweaty work. Her fingers began to believe elitist there pierced by the short sharps stocks of the barley. This is miserable work it. It takes a great deal together a very small amount but she wants to provide food for her for her mother-in-law. She loves her and she's going to sacrifice everything. She has to care for her mother-in-law. She is not demanding that her mother-in-law take care of her. Now it happens that the field that she was working in and was owned by a very wealthy man who was also from the same clan is naomi's husband elimelech now. When the owner of the field arrives from bethlehem he greets harvesters the lord be with you as was the common greeting of the day the lord bless you. They call back from the field and boas speaks with the foreman. He says who's young woman. Is that the foreman replies. She's the moa oh by this who came back from moab with naomi. She said please let me glean and gather among the sheaves behind the harvesters so this young woman a moebius is very courteous. She doesn't demand the right aac that israelite women have who are poor to go behind the harvesters and to harvest the corners of the field there may have been others doing the same thing but she goes and asks humbly of the love relationship and ruth is showing <unk> who she is. She's not demanding anything. She's coming very courteously. Asking now the foreman reports she went into the field and has worked steadily from morning morning until now except for a short rest in the shelter. She's a worker she's out in that field in that hot sun sweating her fingers sore and pierced. She doesn't give up. She may never never done this before. They were not a poor family. The men supplied all that they needed but now she's out in the hot sun trying trying to find enough food for her mother-in-law so they won't starve boaz. He says to her stay here with my servant girls. Watch the field where the men are harvesting and and follow along after the girls and i've told them in not to touch you and and whenever you're thirsty go and get a drink from the water jars the men have filled wood bows have responded this sway of she had been demanding her rights of course not at this. She bowed down with her face to the ground and she exclaimed. Why have i found such favor in your eyes that you would notice me a foreigner. Would i want you to see is that the very basis of this love. Story is a total absence absence of entitlement a total absence of demand a humility of heart a submission of heart. There is grace all over this young woman. She's not there with naomi for what she can get. She was there because she loves now me and everything. She has everything she she is. She will sacrifice to make sure that naomi is alright. She will love her with all of her heart and she's determined she will go provide for them. She's under no such obligation others us who may know who may know naomi men will come provide for them but no she's not willing the sit and be given charity now. She's going to go to work and she's not going to spend what she earns on herself. She's going to take care of nail me. Why.
"ruth" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress
"When naomi realize that ruth was determined to go with her. She stopped urging her to go back home. She recognized that there was something in ruth's heart that was very different than that which is in naomi's heart naomi. I'm sorry in in <hes> orifice heart naomi recognize that difference between ruth and orfa orfa which are you today. Are you a ruth or you. An orfa uh-huh. I've seen people with such stiff necks. You could not budge them from their position. They were determined that they were going to have it their way and then some a hard edged judgmental hostile these kind of people sever the love relationship and make it impossible to live together but ruth in humble submission tao-ming says i'm going with you now. What i'm going to show you in just a minute is that ruth didn't just go with them me. She wasn't going to go and freeload. She.
"ruth" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress
"To have a very lonely time of it. You're not gonna be able to get along along with your wife or your husband or your family. You're always going to be bickering and fighting because you haven't made a decision to love. Unfailing love is what the scripture calls this soon. The story boas is awakened startled awake and he finds at his feet a woman and he and hushed voice says who are you. I am your servant ruth you notice she doesn't say i am the beautiful woman ruth. She is beautiful woman but her attitude. It is not on the princes. No her attitude is i'm your servant. She said spread the corner our of your garment over me. Since you are kinsman redeemer the lord Which you showed earlier you've not run after the younger men whether rich or poor and now my daughter don't be afraid i will do for you all that you ask those are the words we must hear from the heart of jesus this morning in the early hours. I was up praying in one of you dear brother in jesus. A listener just sent me a text isaiah forty one tin. I'm gonna turn to read this to you it so encouraged my heart. It was like a drink of freshwater and listen to what it says. I said this is god speaking. You are my servant. I have chosen who says you and have not rejected you so do not fear for i am with you. Do not be dismayed for. I am your god. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand hand. It's as though the lord were speaking personally to me. I heard it clearly in my heart as though god were speaking king audibly to me. The scriptures just came alive. It was the voice of boaz to ruth encouraging loving you see boas had also made a decision regardless of what anyone was going to think or say he was going to love this beautiful moa bite woman. He was gonna lay down his life for her. He was going to risk his inheritance for her. The other kinsman redeemer steamer would not risk his inheritance but boas headed different heart as he had watched. This woman worked so hard in the field to take care of his of her mother-in-law grace naomi as he watched her and he he heard how oh she had related to her mother-in-law. His heart began to be drawn to her now. It didn't hurt that she was also so very beautiful but that was not the issue. Boaz could have had almost anybody he wanted. He was a very wealthy man highly respected but somewhere in his heart. He made a decision to love this woman. I wanna tell you there's something that happens in a man or a woman when they make the decision that they are going to love and serve behove before god and before men submit not fight for your rights but follow jesus jesus and let jesus fight for your rights. There's something very beautiful about that. Now i know today in our culture women wanna fight for their rights in the church and they wanna fight for their rights with men and men want to dominate tate. They wanna control none of that's of love. That's all of the wicked human spirit jesus said he would not entrust himself to them because he knew what was an all men and women jesus knows what's in you and whether he decides to give himself to you or not will depend on whether you're willing to come and lay at his feet and say to him. Please please cover me with your arm and i need you. I need you. I said yesterday someone said to me listening to the broadcast. I want jesus. Several people have said that to me. In the last week i want jesus then go lay at his feet. Confess every sin confess every wicked way that you know of repent turn aside from it and wait on the lord and he will come and he'll put his ru over. You and they'll say i've chosen you you my servant. Uh i'll uphold you. I'll carry you. I'll provide for you. What's so amazing is when you don't have what you need and all you can say. Jesus is look lord. This is where i'm at. This is what i need. I just trust you. I trust you because i know you're going to uphold. May you're going to carry me. My eyes are upon upon you jesus. He will never let us down. Jesus has never let me down own. He has been utterly faithful and i made the decision to continue just playing his feet. I love him one day. There's going to be a marriage and what a day that's going to be. I i rejoice just to think about it. Clean white garments made of white linen representing presenting the righteous acts of the saints walking with jesus in glory and power by his blood shed on calvary ovaries tree. We'll boaz goes to the town gate discovers there the kinsman redeemer that his ahead of him as a selfish man who will not risk his estate boas is more than will derail his estate because to tell you the truth ruth in his heart is a treasure more than silver or gold already. His heart loves her so boy as announces to the elders all the people today you are a witness that i have bought naomi all the property of elimelech killian and mahlon and i have have also acquired ruth the moa bias now haunts widow as my wife in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property property or do you understand jesus says i have acquired you. I have acquired you in order to maintain the name of the dead. He has bought all all the you have. He's bought all of your property. He's bought you. He's decided to to make you his wife to love you. Did you catch that. Jesus made a decision to love you. You and nothing can turn him aside from that decision to love you but you can make a decision not to love him to who refuse to go lay at his feet to refuse to ask him to be your kinsman redeemer. You have that right to reject him and walk away way to go after the younger men to go after you own lifestyle to go after wealth. I'm not much of a catch for any woman because all i have to offer is a life of service service to jesus and if a woman doesn't want this humble life of service to jesus. She would never ever want to be with me because i'm sold out to my kinsman redeemer are you. What do you have to offer. What are you offering. Are you laying at the feet of jesus offering him. Everything then. You can't give it to anybody else. It all belongs to the jesus they bless they bless boas and they say you have a homelike. Rachel and leah build up the house of israel. May you be famous in bethlehem through the offspring. The lord gives you buy this young woman. May your your family be like that. Peres whom timour boarded judah you know.
"ruth" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM
"For him now Ruth can you the some so that is that show the in fact and you that month on it for so long this good show the Hey.
"ruth" Discussed on The RobCast
"Now some ways the ordinariness. The ordinariness of the book of Ruth for unite becomes. Like seriously inspiring. Who's in power? Where's it headed next, who doesn't get it? Who's? Okay. What's the next right thing in front of me? How can I practice? A said how can I live in a different sort of way? Yeah, yeah. Those become the questions those become the questions because I can do that. There's so much that goes on that, I don't have power and control over. But I can do this. I could do that. I could do that. Yeah. Do you have any disempowerment lurking within you because of the times, you're living in, and perhaps, that's the you and me and Ruth? That's the note the resonating note for each of us is, oh, no, no. You always have power is always something you can do. Oh, yeah. Yeah. You can always practice said, yeah. Anybody can do that. Oh, my word there is a bit on the book of Ruth an ancient. Interesting for chapter story, written edited thousands of years ago, somehow does something to us here. And now what a mystery that all is may grace and peace be with you. My friends..
"ruth" Discussed on The RobCast
"For like two minutes, and then she's like, well I'm outta here. Have safe travels bidder. You're like oh, yeah. Yeah. Or put and Ruth are in the same situation and they choose completely different paths. But here's the thing, here's the thing, what you did. Because if you're like me when you read the root story where you instantly judgmental of the two of them. Or did you just go? Yeah, I get that. I get why. Or why would I go to a place that may not have food or may have just gotten food? Why wouldn't I just go back to my hat my home and my family? What naomi's? Right. And Ruth is like, I don't know. There's something calling me here. What's interesting if you're like me, and I'm assuming. Yeah. Like that, look what we just did there. I'm assuming you're like me in that story. You didn't have any judgment. You just went, oh it's the story. Interesting. The one chose this one shows that to see what's going on there. All those times when you chose this and not that you went that direction. You let them off the hook. Because you're like oh, that's just what they did as one of the ways into letting yourself off the hook. I'm telling you. The number of people I've gotten to interact with, who and these QNA's that I've been doing on tour before the main show, the number of people who will tell some story. About something they did some some way. They responded some action they took. And they describe it with an element of shame regret mistake, humiliation and oftentimes, literally all stop the mid question and just go. Hold on. Hold on what happened again. You lost your job and you are angry. Yeah. I was okay. That actually sounds kind of normal to me. I'm telling you, this is one of my jobs and I love it. I love it. When people tell me thing and they've attached a story to it. Get straight your husband turns out, he had a lover for years. And then he eventually decided to leave you and go marry her and you found yourself a bit disrupted for a number of years there. Yeah..
"ruth" Discussed on The RobCast
"Than is to move it from thousands of years ago to today. There. I am there. I am there. I am now a bit about particulars and universals the loot bags in the callback. Friends have already started. Here's what I mean. The internet, the inter-web kids screens handles quotes. This person tweeted this, this person posted that a good chunk of the time on the internet. You're interacting with a comment. You're interacting with a thing, this person said, you're interacting with a barbed snarky. Thing, the person's Ted in the comments section. But you haven't met that person you haven't seen where they live. It's screens and handles and quotes and comments. But they're severed from the particulars. These two people on Twitter are going back and forth. Just flinging mud at each other. But neither of them no one thing about the actual flesh and blood life of the other person. No wonder it's making people crazy. It's divorced from the flesh and blood particulars of life. And it's the particulars where we find ourselves in each other in many cases. All you have is the comment isolated from this person's love and their loss. Us and their fear and their hopes and your past in your regrets. All you have are these isolated bits and pieces. No wonder it's making people mental friend of mine. This week was talking about the things he puts on the Interweb and how sometimes people will say horribly nasty things, and sometimes I'll just tight back. Hey, just a reminder, I'm a human. And he said, you wouldn't believe how many people? Immediately changes the tenor of things. So he just got. Hey, just a reminder, you know, on human, how many people be, hey, no problem. Sorry you mean and then it just completely changed the tenor, literally, these machines sever at some level can sever us from the particulars of our humanity. No wonder. It leaves people wondering if we're flying off a cliff, and somebody's what happens when you're sever from the particulars is this person's comment becomes the sum total of there, being they said that they tweeted that in the invitation for all of us is the rediscover our humanity. So these tools can be wonderful, but these machines can also take over and obviously the machines has talked about endlessly. You've heard me talk about how the algorithms are bent towards the absurd ridiculous. The mean the nasty Facebook only knows heat. It has absolutely no radar for good, kind peaceful, it only knows heat. It only knows conflict. It only knows activity and so the ruder the less humane. The more provoking the more degrading that's where the machines all head billions of dollars spent to move things in that direction. So that's the power of an ancient text is. It's like you're learning how to find yourself in that story. So you can find yourself in this person's story, so you can find yourself in that person's story, so that you're more and more connected with your own humanity. You're more and more connected with their humanity. And when you see them do what you do, by the way, one more thought, here, you know what I actually have fifty more thoughts, but let me do one more here. When you read these stories. And your connecting with their humanity. Which if you go far enough into them, you find yourself you go far enough into yourself. You find them what you're doing is your connecting yourself with your own story. And when you read the Ruth story and Ruth is there on the road, and she doesn't seem maybe she's torn, then she's not, or post torn for like two minutes, and then she's like, well I'm outta here. Have safe travels bidder. You're like oh, yeah. Yeah. Or put and Ruth are in the same situation and they choose completely different paths. But here's the thing, here's the thing, what you did. Because if.
"ruth" Discussed on The RobCast
"Can you find any nail me within yourself anybody ever just wanted to change your name to something else, because you're so bitter anybody ever found yourself, convinced the system and the game were rigged against you? Ever had that sense that there must piece if anybody's running the show there, clearly have something against me. Yes. Of course, of course, of course, it's an ancient text and yet we just dipped our towing. We were just a couple of verses in and we were finding ourselves. Yeah. Yeah. And then you add it to add to it this historic layer that people have been have been reading the story and finding themselves in it for thousands and thousands of years. So when you and I listened to it, and we like we tune our ear to its aches and pains and losses and tensions, when we point out like, oh, we don't really get any explanation about why, why Ruth is like that. Oh, that's interesting. Apparently the storyteller has no need to tell us why this woman would do this, apparently, it's not important to the storyteller, which, of course, raises all these questions. Whereas the story headed that the storyteller has no need to give us any background on. Why Ruth 'cause other places other stories around this story where the storyteller will say, she did this because of X he did this because of why? So when you and I read this, where act. Actually joining. Who knows countless tens of thousands of millions of people who have gathered around this story and found it doing something to them. Look what we did there it's almost like a musculature it's almost like building up a muscle within yourself where you're reading a story, and you're getting better and better at finding yourself in it. It's like you're looking far enough into them into her and her and him that you see yourself because it's easy to think about developmentally like think about a young kid, who only like a child toddler who the sum, total of the world is pretty much them. They are unable to put themselves in somebody else's shoes. They can only really see the world through themselves, and then what happens, but we would call like proper morals spiritual human personal development as you begin to realize. Hey, there are other people in the universe, and you develop this ability to, like, feel, what maybe somebody else's feeling or you can put yourself in their shoes. Or you hear them talking. And you say, oh, me too we call that. Like maturity, like growing up. So when you're reading a text like this, it's like you're building. These muscles to get better and better at finding yourself in it. Yeah. Yeah. That's what's happening there. It's a Mark of maturity when you see it in a child or as a human being. So in some ways the imitation for all of us is to get better and better and better at that. And here's why. Well, there's lots of reasons why I find this absolutely fascinating and helpful and convicting. And like a pulse to follow. Here's one it's the particulars that lead us into the universals. So it's the particulars of the Ruth story. It's like we need the particulars in order to get our way to the universals, if I just said to you, hey, I just wanna talk about, hey, you know, sometimes there are forces beyond yourself and you find yourself in a foreign situation. You know, sometimes you find yourself. It's almost like if I had just sort of, it's that thing on Instagram win the motivational speaker person just keeps posting like go get your dreams today. Be everything that, you know, you're here to be UB you that's all lovely. But have you ever had the sense of like it's just at some point a fire hose of platitudes vivere felt that way when someone's like live.
"ruth" Discussed on The RobCast
"You're going to be an immigrant, you're going to be kind of nobody, and as a woman, and yeah, yeah, yeah. I know I know. And yet. Where you go. I go and your people will be my people, and your God will be mine. God. Yeah. You see by this story, and we're only a couple of verses in do you find yourself anywhere in here ever been displaced because of forces beyond your control ever found yourself with a full life. And then all of a sudden the people around you are gone. They graduated they leave divorce dead. They moved you moved and suddenly, the people who were your people aren't there and you're not home, but you're headed home, your home. But you're headed somewhere else. You find yourself in exile miles from home, because of decisions that you had to make just to survive. It's all here. So Ruth is determined to go with her. So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem bat Lacombe they came to the house of bread. And when they arrived in Bethlehem the whole town. Town was stirred because of them and the women exclaimed can this be Naomi? Don't call me Naomi. She told them call me Mara, because the almighty Mara means bitter because the almighty has made my life, very bitter. I went away full. So once again, in Bethlehem this village, there would have been all these people who grew up with Naomi, and when the famine hits she and her husband boys, they leave. So these people would have known this healthy vital woman with these kids, and she leaves because they have the strength to leave, and go find food, and yet this bitter woman returns. A widow grieving mother of two sons who have died as well. I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back, empty Naomi's, like, really clear this, this is the fault of the divine the universe. We might say the universe. Is rigged against me? I know who did this, why call me Naomi. The Lord has a flick did me, by the way, she keeps using that word y'all way that's that, that liberation words. So she's like, oh, the one who liberates the one who frees people from wherever they're enslaved to. That's the one that's the one who's caused me. All this pain and heartache. And she says, here, the almighty has brought misfortune upon me so Naomi returned from MOAB accompanied by Ruth the moa bite. That's her name Ruth, the moa bite, her daughter-in-law arriving in bet Lehem as the barley harvest was beginning end of chapter one. I know it's an ancient little four chapter story tucked away there early in the bible. Oh, by the way, a couple of things you might enjoy here. Notice all the dudes die. So it's a story about women. Yeah, it's a story about women and actually chapter to the women all the action is driven by the women. So it's an ancient story thousands of years ago about women and the women are the center of the drama and the women control, and drive, the narrative, by the way, I'll, I'll be honest, we've probably should do chapter two. Next episode with me on this. I'm even sucked in I'm like, wait. We probably need to do chapter two. So if you're thinking, what does the story go? Next episode, we'll explore that nevertheless, for right now. Notice. That this is a story about women. This is story about women travelling in dangerous days. This is what about women going into the unknown. This is about the love in fide -delity between women, this is about loss. This is about a mother and loss..
"ruth" Discussed on The RobCast
"So we read it for what it is with no connection through a husband to like a larger clan. She's unprotected, she's vulnerable. She is at, at the risk of all sorts of exploitation. Why would you do that? Why would you do the least sensible? Most dangerous thing and bind yourself on an unknown journey with this old woman who apparently is fairly cranky and bidder to say the least. And what's interesting here is the storyteller. I'm just actually realizing this just right now reading through the storyteller gives you know, help it's like a giant mystery just sitting there, the storyteller is not like, by the way Ruth did this, because she was very clingy or you know what I mean. They're like Ruth had a tragic thing happened to her when she. Seven and she tended to over attach yourself to strong maternal figures. Right. You get nothing all you get is. I'm going with you, you and I are bound together. I don't really care. What dangers are risks? Lie ahead. This is the way forward. Have you ever had that sense? There's some sense within you that there's a journey into the unknown. And the people around you the people closest to you, like, why would you do that? Why would you spend that money? Why would you go there? Why would you pursue those ideas? Why would you leave this job, which is the job you always wanted which pays so well? And the healthcare is amazing and the hours are great. Why would you leave this known for the unknown? In some ways. This is the story of everybody who's ever gone on some sort of hero's journey isn't not all you know. And by the way, the ancient art of mid Rauch is when you take the story, and you pause, and in the gaps in the holes, you just dance with it. You just start throwing stuff against the wall. You see. I mean and in the ancient tradition your love for the text and the tradition was reflected in the passion with which you three yourself into the mid rush into the commentary. So you'd say why does Ruth insist on making this journey? Why does she leave home MOAB and head to this land, which by the way was known for its famine? Right. So this is a place as just recovering from, there's no food, there is that the first place you think hey, I'll go there. And yet at some deep level. It's like you can feel the resonance with your own story. All those times when those around you were making practical arguments for a particular course of action yet someone within you it, something within UN. No, no, I gotta go this way, or those times when you found yourself, bonded with someone and you can't quite figure out why you just know that there's something with them, there's something there with them, and you need to see it through, you need to see where it takes you. There's some deep it's like an internal magnetism some compulsion to see where it goes. But there's been a famine there. I know. But like it's like different gods. It's like different cultures different custom. Maybe it's different languages, like you won't know anybody you'll be like the moa bite widow who used to be married to Naomi's. Son, like do you realize no one's gonna like, really? Like you're going to be like a foreigner..
"ruth" Discussed on The RobCast
"You'd be going back to a foreign land. We're good. We're not. You, you owe me nothing. Then she kissed them goodbye. And they wept aloud and they said to her, we'll go back with you to your people, but I only said, return home, why would you come with me? I'm going to have any more sons who could become your husbands, even if I thought there was still hope for me even if I had a. Husband tonight, and then gave birth Tucson's, by the way. This is funny. Ancient funny, but funny, she essentially now me like even if I got married like tonight and we had sex, and I got pregnant, and then I gave birth to sons would you wait until they grew up. Would you remain unmarried for them? You're gonna wait around for my those young sons to grow up. No, it's more bitter for me than for you because Lord's hand has turned against me. So Naomi's headed home. But for her this trauma, this loss. Her husband, her sons, it has shaped the whole way, she sees everything. I know you know what I'm talking about you go through loss. He go through betrayal you go through intense criticism you go through somebody stabs you in the back you go through the death of a loved one. Somebody. Leaves you, you find out. They've been on faith all that. And it shapes the whole way you see everything. It's like Naomi's going this whole thing. This whole thing is upside down, the whole thing is stacked against me at this. They wept aloud then or PA kissed her mother-in-law goodbye, but Ruth clung to her. So look said Naomi look, Ruth, your sister-in-law's going back to her people in her gods. Go back with her, but Ruth replied, don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you, where you go. I will go and where you stay. I will stay and your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. And where are you die? I will die and there I will be buried. So may the Lord deal with me be at ever. So severely, if even death separates you and me you wonder if Naomi was like seriously. Pump the brakes Ruth. This is a bit over the top by the way, I'm sure you've heard these words. This is classic I think, is weddings, where this often gets quoted when they only realized that Ruth was determined to go with her. She stopped urging her now think about what the storyteller is doing. Here. There is the there's the words, but then there are not the words why it's almost like or pu- is the practical one. She's like, why would we go with this bitter old woman back to land. We've never lived in when the connection we had with her was our husbands, and our husbands are dead. It's almost like or does the very practical realistic pragmatic thing, and it's like okay, you know, I kept bit, but okay. Naomi PC with you. I'm going back to my mother's home where I like I'm going home. But what's really interesting here is Ruth. Has the opposite response? She would rather follow this woman. And leave home. And head into the unknown. Which, obviously was deeply counter, cultural, nobody would especially a woman who? In those days in those times in those places legal rights were next to nothing and without some marital connection to once again, patriarchal society..
"ruth" Discussed on The RobCast
"My heart is so full, see there's this little window of time each year in the end of April to mid may. When my daughter's birthday my then it's my younger son's birthday. Then two days later is Kristen's birthday. Then there's mothers day in there than Kristen and I both of our fathers have a birthday in there. And then my older son trace had his birthday yesterday. He turned twenty one and then this episode of the rob cast. Comes out on a Monday and Tuesday, the next day after this episode comes out Kristen and I are celebrating our twenty fifth wedding anniversary. Are you with me on this to five and we're having more fun than ever? So there's like this. I don't know three week period each year. When the people I love the most we party. Oh, my word. So if I sound a little loopy or if I just sound a little floaty. It's because we're right in that window of time. And what else? Oh. Tour. I'm headed in a couple of weeks to Louisville Chattanooga and Knoxville come on. I have this first part of this year, I've been going to cities that I pretty much didn't go to last year. And I by the way, I love going to cities where people say, wait, why did you come here? That is the best. And then Seattle Portland and San Francisco tickets are up for those two or stops, it's the introduction to joy tour. And then the UK leg is in August, which is London. Bristol mayor remind you, which is where banks is from Manchester. And then I'm doing three nights in Edinburgh Scotland, which is one of my favorite cities in the world. So hopefully I'm coming your way in the next few months. Oh, and also. I love talking about the art and science of communicating. And especially when somebody's stuck, they're working on something. Something that's within they need to say. Or they're in some setting where they need to say things. I absolutely love watching people get unstuck and figure out how to take whatever it is that sort of burning within them an idea and give it shape and form. So I've done these workshops over the years called something to say, and there's actually, like I dunno set. It's seven hours and forty five minutes is long form. Audio I did my site, which is all about the art of communicating. But I'm doing some more two days two days in August, and then two days in October, which are like, workshops, for those of you who communicate in some way. And I got all this new things I wanna talk about all this new content and new ways to think about how we give expression to the things that are within us. So we just put up tickets for that. And of course, it's always more fun when you're there. So there's a couple of things that are coming up that. You can be a part of but, you know, right now, it's episode two four three and it's called you and me and Ruth. So I wanna try something here and we'll see if it works, which is kind of how I feel about everything that I get to do which is we'll see. We'll see what happens, but I want to read you the first part of an ancient story, and I want to give you a we're going to read it in a particular way because I want to show you something that can happen in the way that you read something in encounter, it and interact with it, and then I wanna move from that to the world that we find ourselves in. And is there something there that is actually? Desperately needed, and I realize now that, that sort of like the most vague up everywhere. But hopefully in a moment here this will all be crystal clear. So, and I know you're already like, okay, where are you going to be in the bible? There's this book called Ruth, so you have the first five books of the bible Torah, then you have Joshua judges Ruth which is my favourite Lyle Lovett album by far, but Joshua judges Ruth Ruth. Is this little book? It's and can you hear the actual pages turning of an actual paper book? It's. Four chapters and. It's this story..