19 Episode results for "Six Inches"
Scrape Off Some Soil Before Bringing Plants Indoors.
"And I I know Bringing your plants indoors. You gave me a tip I. This time of year I always remind you. Use it every year and it was just a few years ago and you said before you bring them in scrape some of the soil off the top of the right underneath the plant. Yes mark and it. It is not a sure situation. It would not work in a great big greenhouse but for us with relatively fewer pots and things I like to I actually it's a little set of garden tools handles about six inches long one is a rake one's a shovel and not forgotten right now the other, but I like to rake off that top. Oh, no more than quarter inch, even eight inch that will be picking up many of the shed. Body parts of little tiny insects. It will also without a doubt help clean up the lick the eggs I'm sorry that have been laid into that soil over the summer. Then you could simply rest the top of the pot with. The same deft of new potting. Soil. Not. Garden. Soil. potting soil and yeah, I. Think it really helps with some of the carryover.
How Late in the Spring Can You Trim Rose of Sharon and Not Cut Off Flower Buds?
"How late in the spring, can you prune knows and still have flowers Can't give them an exact calendar time but I would say you you could wait and Prune. That's I six inches a new growth whenever that happens to occur and they would still have time then to to re start from the tip on out and set flower buds. So let's just say where have never guess who to look at that for sure I would think at at the six to eight inches of new growth point you could trim the whole thing. And still get time on the plant to set flower buds and go on from there. I think much past that point, you might be cutting off the flooring tissue so. where I don't have a definitive timing I think that would probably work. So Ken Kick. Your ruler on hand and when they hit six inches be pruning. That's the best way to answer.
Can I Move Hycinth Right Now or Should I Wait?
"This plant talk. Podcast is brought to you by stoke seeds for the best selection of vegetable flower and herb seeds available. Go TO STOKE SEEDS DOT COM cultivating successful growers for generation. Joe At set assay Question this week for it and she wants to know I have three hyacinths in my garden that finished blooming and I would like to relocate them to a better spot now since they finished blooming and I still know where they're planted. Can I replant them now? Well Mark I'm GONNA. I'm GonNa a divided answer on that Buying large you should leave bulbs alone to mature after they have flowered but there's in hyacinths and and everything else you can think of by name now That is the general statement however if she just has three and we'll assume they're separated by maybe as much as six inches apart or whatever. She could very carefully preparing area where she wants to put them. Then dig down with a sharp spade They can go down probably at least four and a half maybe five inches because the roots will be from the bottom down so you wanna get as much as you can so you disturbed the plants as little as you can in doing so so yes it can be done now however it puts the plant at great risk probably would live but it may skip a year in terms of flowering. Just because it's been show to speak upset Yes it can be done. No I would also recommend however if she for example wants to get other things planted in that area I would let it go ahead and mature as it stands. Maybe even give it a hint of fertilizer. I mean just to keep it going. Get it to Keep the tops. Green seed the bulbs so to speak. Make it mature then as soon as that. Plant BROWN'S DOWN. She can still see where the core of the planner stem was. She can dig down and moved them at that point and it would be almost like buying a new bowl because it will be fully mature ready to move to a new spot so two options I would favor the second one in terms of keeping nice highest since because oh their fragrances. So fantastic but anyhow I I would favor the one of letting it mature the next probably month for that to happen and then move them while she can still find. Because I'm big on that business being able to find them I've I've mentioned in the past about before they have totally disintegrated above ground. Because then you slice them all at least in half if not more so Go for it right now. Very carefully Get implant back in the new soil. Put them in the same depth that they're coming out of the ground that right now in other words way. I'm guessing you WANNA be from ground. Level down four and a half or so inches pop them out get implanted get them watered in and then crossed fingers or wait a month and then do it which I think is a little bit. This talk is brought to you by stoke seeds for the best selection of vegetables flowers and seeds available go to stoke seeds dot COM cultivating successful growers for generations.
What Is a Good Size Dick?
"Welcome to pod dirty to me when we give you Necktie oh you're about halfway through asked wrecking a chick and instead of filling up or Kista with your demon seed I like the she's GonNa ride up suited in two zero 'cause I'm really excited about this topic whatever it is this is called the brown I didn't want to shoot on opium anybody journaling the Jason we learned in past episodes that you and I don't want to be shit peed on true k. you pull out and proceed to titty fucker leaving Brown streak between the fun bags you're fired you said you want a dirty so funny because i WanNa know what part of what has got you go and this is an intervention yes it is it's all of us uh-huh yeah Asked okay yes it's clean but if you it's all full of Shit I still really don't know what we're going to talk about today over them man before we started this so i WanNa do the word of the day it happened our show is loose in his runner he's okay why don't you tell Sean in between my boobs they're pretty for that you don't have those episode even about this one learn how astronaut sounds no plagued sheldon boys over there to seven I was going to see her before the words here I it says she did we so miss beginning Karadzic dirty not dirty love it I just I just like to shout out to all the people that are acting classic when you chime in quick-witted see that's definitely modest very I know I was thinking that same thing yeah no that's that's wrong I don't want anybody Shit Khalid take control of told me funny and Shit get on top of it and I've had a whole bunch upset about yeah plus we get to share Sharon where you get to take something from like some knowledge and some Raunchy jokes we're gonNA wait don't ever what's it all away how do you have some German I have yeah triggered says of course and that's okay I have a whole bunch the voice of us we love your low under rolling it's fun but like vertically through finger on my finger sideways like how come we can't do that Kinky to it's about the same I believe that's why people are I have did not know the worst I have not now so no aspirin tobacco for you tim it shouldn't be Brown if you're clean YEP no average intellectually want their hand gesturing penis sizes ask why did yo long wall maker screamed rise in my gut occurred have been smaller-statured men alright and I've been with six five unit almost all shucking has baby he does the curtains four all of the larger penises I have been smaller stature and you you will not date smaller-statured men not shorter than me yeah please people super true I want to go back so my understanding is like the size of the finger and the length of the finger represents I the man that you see s like you know in fact most of the larger penises I had to be funny if you would like to start ever this episode is about going to just sit here I just said that because I love the shit I have been surprised and pleasantly surprised on many different occasions you cannot judge at all they on in generally it doesn't matter how big the guy is in general he can be a linebacker he can be this and that doesn't matter because eh it's like when you think about like when you go to a bar would he ask for a whiskey three fingers ooh wait thinking let's let's measuring Tim Ryan Keely like I'm just going to see her so what's the size that Meghan as it truth and like a man's hand size represents like the Gerber his his Pinky do you know I've been pleasantly surprised both of us are five nine C. Shoes put my hair up in the whips on and age say right no that all totally we're if you if you you know I'm just a little smaller bad largest not bad you know you can deal with that man it has girth I don't know anybody with the Dick but I'm just saying no I'm just showing really throw shake manner interest as because if not is it all seems to be comfortable comfortably if you can play with it if you can go all different positions with it it's a really good five six inches is pretty is it hurts you on a regular basis so anywhere between five and six is happy you know if you go down on go different ways there's as many different good tilt and you have to make concessions either way you know and like a man's penis is had this wrong for all these you've had it right here really the rumors that is bigger than this is that there's no bare hands and then end up with it's about the same or listening at home or in your car they're measuring their hair so the actual size of the body of the man does not does not does not remember seeing video of like when we like Jason said though yes what did I say it's the huge run on a small other to me a happy size is anywhere around five six inches about six inches regular and that's what Nina Hartley calls holiday big or she might do it just to say you did it but it's not how not hers and sometimes they're going to work for you great and some has never tell the story I mean I've never really looked I don't believe there is any correlation between okay yes you're joking disgusting I know mine will that will be more funny I'm GonNa sit here and the we talked about that Europe is very important I heard that yeah it's it's from the way you kiss the way you build up four all day not just fifteen minutes before you have sex it's all day you should learn a little bit of everything it's the woman making the man happy and vice versa I'm Jason Laughing Hugh O'Neill and his wife and his wife is like five foot two x y and he probably and unlike other held is like did they manage how does he yeah this is great on those key because if it's a and there's all different chiefs there's bigger at the end there spur the there worship anything you just said which was offered different yeah I would like to see hand or foot or nose or timber measure concrete tacking onto yeah but he's honest with you know yeah there is it's all that makes for a really awesome plus buried no kidding and you know honestly totally opposite sit side of it if it's not working correctly if you're having a little trouble displayed the buildup yes it should be maybe before you get married stiff hi fi anyway it's got to be more than just sticking it in and going and then yeah and didn't kiss that much I'm up all over one gentleman that he dated and he was a little bit different I thought he could get over that and wasn't a toucher feeler not if you're not touching feeling and you need to get healthy eat some vegetables some workout if it's not working correctly Tam getting shape they have this real expensive Dan you know what size the penises been with her I thought it was like Healey is leaving your hand is the same size of no better with sore mouth I would be I know I did have Out have a salad yeah a lot of them though a lot of them control well if your penis isn't working you don't have to worry about missile chime in on this yes com Johar but whatever I had only thirty four God uh if you WanNa stay married you need you need to work it from and from a woman every day I love that is being an I'll touch I ll do everything and then he had a small leaner on top of that word and not to me Dick size has never been the bill now excellent okay okay so well we're halfway through this episode best lovers I've I've had you would have never guessed needed yeah I got my last boyfriend was an is perfect it was great it wasn't used for erectile dysfunction if you can get it I know it's going to yourself now no okay kill you too extreme because he had a small as well okay this should be the end of the segment it should be yeah because they're sometimes particularly India on no it's not I had a few I'm GONNA be yourself that way then man accused four inches music motion of the ocean what he means is our well let's see how many times you can put
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Fun to start coleus from seed
"Hi, this is Mark news from plant talk radio. Thanks for subscribing and listening to our podcast. You're gardening questions. From plan. Talk radio to help keep this podcast free for you. We're partnering with stoke seeds preplanned your indoor seeds starting program with the help of the all new Stokes website now mobile and tablet friendly. The new website is a brand new gardening. Experience offers better interactivity and higher quality imagery. But what hasn't changed is the Stokes website is still the complete resource center with valuable information on seed starting planting and harvesting all the gardening accessories and a free catalog, whether you're adding texture a new variety for a splash of color developing an existing guard or starting from scratch stoke seeds has some great resources to help you. Plus, all the gardening accessories. You need to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood get growing with Stokes now today's question, and of course, everybody's one of everybody's favorites. The coleus. That's right coleus is now not grandma's plant. Grandma's plant had. To be in the shade had to do this this this. It was still not so troublesome that she grew a whole bunch of them. However, grandma, and the old coleus probably are now gone, the new coleus, and I can't think of the technical name right now. But the you'll find it on the tags and things there there are quite capable of handling the sun. I think some varieties may be more than others, and you kind of have to test that or ask at the garden center. But they're Leafs leaves can be extremely colorful, or they can be extremely subtle and fill in between things in a basket or a container wonderful plants. I've I've grown what is it? Calm. I think is the name on that that rascal has leave six inches or more long three three and a half wide. And then there are different color patterns, and you can you can buy the seed, I'm sure for specific mixes. And so on. They should be easy to start and take care of and then on from there. Thanks again. For listening to the podcast. Remember preplanned your indoor seed starting program with the help of Stokes gardening guide and their online articles on their brand new website now mobile tablet, friendly and request your free catalog while you're online for the best selection of vegetable flower herb seeds, available go to stoke seeds dot com. Cultivating successful growers for generations.
Fireworks, Pesto and Harvesting Garlic
"Mrs plant rama win seo for nari i myself eleazar coast it's the podcast there are no stupid questions as long as the topic is plants today were talking about fireworks pesto end wildflowers in the garden an let's start out with something that is just just for fun and that is fireworks i have fireworks in my garden since since this episode ellen is dropping on the fourth of july curving i think it's a perfect because i got bursts of excitement all over my garden right now in the first one is allie am schubert guy that is an explosive beautiful star of a flower isn't it it is beautiful now people who have been really cold climates might not be able to grow this alley am i think it's his own seven plant i garden in a war zone six and it does just fine from me but i think in colder areas it might not do as well but this is an alley am that literally the flower in the seed pod looks like those fireworks the just explode into you know big flowers in the sky well my first recommendations queen ends lace which is all over this country it pretty much grows everywhere an i love it because i make a really delicious jelly in mid summer from the flowers of this plant oh it's a wild carrot yet the jelly tastes it's a lot like juicy fruit gum and they i know it's weird and the flower is a beautiful explosion of tiny white individual flowers that more often than not one little red flower in the center so you can think think of that as the center of the fireworks queen in place isn't a native plant is it ellen it's naturalized very successfully show that you know it really is from from maine to california but a but no it's not native yeah and i love queen enslave because of the fragrance of the flower to me it's the smell of summer it's the smell of july my mom loved him so much that she actually transplanted them into her garden and i've always let a few being my garden is well i you know i love the plant it's a beauty and the pollinators like it too so yes so that's that is a good explosion fireworks plant i have eight cultivated other firework plant in my garden and that is the king tut pirates every year i plant this in a couple of my containers at the top of the king tut is like an explosion and it's particularly beautiful win it has either the rising sun or the setting sun illuminating the find blades on the top of the flower here's my question do you over winder it as a house plant indoors i do not at the end of the fall i say thanks for coming by it makes such a good house plant to if you don't have cats cats will just beat the heck out of it but it's well you're making a face what i tried to over winter and it was hey white fly eight said andy mealy bug magnet from me so that's why i made a face because all i can think of is insect ridden failing plan now nobody needs that but i over wintered mind very successfully full sun i kept it actually in a saucer of water at all times and we had that extra moisture at the route i had no insect problems but the cats love did she want it so much that in the end i just had to forget about it as a house plant but but but i think people can over winter it that's fully i over winter king tut one year in the garage the doesn't go below freezing it did lives it didn't like it wilder catch up again in the springtime i've just decided this is one that i don't mind paying for as an annual plan every year and done it's a beauty it's worth paying for every year you know my next plant is a different kind of explosion it's v native july we'd be a impatience that you'll find in the woods with yellow or orange flowers some people call it touch me not and the reason it's called touch me not is because the seeds explode when you touch them they're projecting kyle seeds and that's how they were the plants propagate themselves so it's not an explosion of beauty but it's a very useful plant no especially if you're in a poison ivy area because rubbing some jewelry on on poison ivy you're on stinging nettle stinking alleviate some of the itch but it also does that really interesting sort of startling explosive seed thing yeah that's a fun thing the show kids yes well my last plant actually has the name fireworks in it and that's free in there is a gum free not called fireworks come farina bright pink round flowers of that kind of exploded all over this plant and if you have a garden that's in a really hot area and you have had trouble getting certain annual to thrive gum freeness are plant but you should look into because they do love the heat don't they make like the best cut flowers and they drive really well and hold their color i can't can't grow them because i am only grow things that are edible i say i can't i won't grow them but i love them and every once in a while i think about bending the rules well they are nice annual so if you want fireworks in your landscape landscape next year put these on your list for planting a the alley i'm certainly for planting in the fall alley am schubert dui aunt the king tut pious the fireworks come free enough for planting next year in mayor whenever you put you're annual thin but you couldn't get out right now enjoy those wild plants the queen nance lace end the touch me not jewelry now that it's getting to be midsummer ellen i am so excited because it is pesto sees a for you know for many people be summer is all about hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill or you know shrimp on the barbie or whatever but for me the summer season is about fresh from the garden pesto well i get that because you have such a magnificent garden and i love pesto to but as you know i don't actually grow anything for pesto and for me pesto started way back in the spring when all those like spicy mustard greens were coming in now i'm assuming you're talking about more than just the traditional nasal pesto or is that you're favorite actually my favorite is mixed greens pesto once the base all starts coming in that we always include some baseball but i like in my pesto so a real good la i like pot choi i like charred i like kale basically if it's green in are garden at this time of year particularly if it's got younger 'em really delicious just leaves like when the kale leaves her new or the chart leaves their new we throw it in pesto and it is fantastic here's a question for you do you use carrot fully edge in pesto i do not big 'cause i don't really care it foley a just just a little sharper oh that then i like what i should try is doing cara foliage width a you're a lot of a rogue ullah because they're real good luck kind of what balance that i think so i like to use just a little bit of queen enslave which is a wild carrot i don't want a whole pesto made of that flavor but i like it as an accident in in combination with other things as a foreigner what i'm looking for is a balance mild and sharp greens from me i like a sharp flavor and if i'm in reporting pesto on something mild like you know rice or pasta or stirring it into soup like i'll freeze little cubes of pesto and store them into soups individually i'm going for a combination of something mild like like stinging nettles or would nettles something a little bit sharper like the queen ends lace fully edge or even purse lane which has a great lemony flavor that would be a really nice threesome right there four eight great summer pesto and it doesn't have to be made with pine nuts either i mean you could use really any not that you wanted or pumpkin seeds or something like that we like to use toasted walnuts i know an and the key is not to grind them all the way just so you've got a little bit of that crunch in with the softness of the stone oh i just thought of something i'm gonna try making it with acorns oh that's interesting idea how did i never of that before yeah that that's a very interesting i that's my next project we wanna see pictures of you do it would they okay i i had a question for you and that is sorrel is sorrel good at this time of year yes sorrel is very good at this time of but when we say sir oh there's two plants that people think of as sorrel there seok sallis which is the right clover like leaf which is got a nice our by and then there's also the sheep zora which is a room mix 'em that's got a long narrow leave an i i personally prefer the sheep sorrel end yes sir oh makes a great pesto and it's very tart so that might be something that you want to mix with say nettle something a little bit milder other thing that i just love put again pesto ellen are mister show leaves and flowers because the some had that spiciness right but you want out of yes so and so first you put the leaves in with these other greens an with oil and you're garlic if you want garlic end will talk about the garlic more in just a second but 'em so you do the leaves then and then right before the last couple of turns of these food processor you throw in the flowers so that the chunks of the flowers are actually bigger and so then you have the flakes of orange and it is so gorgeous oh yeah that makes total sense to keep them in bigger chunk where the visual yeah i like that now you could go a couple different ways what the garlic in pesto you can roast it so it's a milder flavor or you can use it raw so that it's got that rog garlic peppery bite and that's just completely a matter of you're individual taste personally i kind of like the raw garlicky bite especially if i'm using it which sharper stronger greens like if i were making dandelion pesto i would definitely used that garlic raw with a stinging nettle or something a little bit milder i could see how roasting the garlic would be a good idea and then you usually used olive oil although you could go in another direction and used walnut euler avocado oil or whatever you like right and we shouldn't leave the topic of pesto without talking about a something that you referred to ellen which is it doesn't have to be just used on pasta right right you you couldn't put this on chicken you can put it on shrimp you couldn't put it on switch gotta you could put it on your little slice of you couldn't put it on tofu you could add swirly they'll ship it swirling into cream cheese and used that as a spread i mentioned before the little ice and freezing it in an ice cube tray sometimes if i have leftover chicken stock and it's just a little bit bland i'll throw in ice cube of frozen pesto in there and it's like an instant meal so there's there's a lot of things you could do and get out there and get a venture some with you're pesto it's fast it's delicious you feel when you're eating it like it's healthy as well and it's really the taste summertime show at the beginning of july most people either getting ready to harvest their garlic or maybe they've just harvested their garlic as a as a foreigner my garlic season is a lot different from your seals have you have you harvested yours yet end if you haven't are you going to and how do you do it we have just barely harvested hours ellen a normally we harvest are garlic either at the end of june or early july it really depends on the season this year with a little cooler for us so it's a little bit later as a harvest time people often want to know how do i know when it's time to harvest garlic well you know when the plant starts to die back and so the tops of the garlic we'll be starting to brown andy well you know the plant will clearly have stopped growing in it's ready to take a nap so then you know it's time to dig it up and the best thing to do is just stick a garden for about six inches away from the plant so that you're not shopping threw the ball loosen the soil so you're kind of popping them out and then you grab the tops and just shake the dirt off an let those bulbs ubs dry you know in the garden in the sun for just a little while we don't what's a little while is that is that in our what in a little while is a couple of hours three hours just to get the moisture from the ground autumn mhm end then what you want to do is bring those bulbs in to cover some where so that they can try out even more and you could do that a by hanging them up in bunches in eight shed you could hang them up in bunches in your garage or on it covered porch just know the wherever you hang them up is going to smell like garlic is that is that what you call curing the garlic that's right that's what you call curing innuendo just leave the tops on an end you know use those to either hold the garlic what's a rope or of course you know some people decorative lee braid them to one long line a we've never taken the time to do that because in a couple of weeks we would just be cutting them off anyway so you know why why take the time to macrame you're garlic all right so here's a question you cure the garlic and you do that first storage so that you can then be eating that for you know the next six to nine months if you wanted to eat it fresh from the garden could you what it tastes different or would it i mean do you ever eat fresh is opposed secured skewered yes in fresh garlic is actually delicious it's a little bit more difficult appeals but other than that it is wonderful and i would encourage people to start eating it right away don't wait start eating at the other thing that we do ellen is after about a week when the garlic has been hanging we take at least half of it and we roaster it right away and then freeze the roasted garlic it it makes a nice thing to have in the freezer because you can go and just grab a trunk and put it in anything that you want that roasted garlic and since i'm a person that d m a too much raw garlic bothers me 'em having that roasted garlic is great because we can throw it in things like pesto or or you know whatever were preparing any you know pasta dish or whatever and it's got a little bit milder flavor usually i harvest my garlic and then i dry it and use it either grind it up or i heart hydrated as i go so if people 'em are are sit you know growing garlic for the first time and they see the the foliage draw you know get turning brown dying back so they've decided it's time to do it it's time to get out there and harvest it is this something you mentioned earlier letting dry if it's raining should they wait water this one of the pitfalls that that in a first time garlic farmer might try to avoid if it's raining you should wait just because it's messy to be out in the garden at an end generally we advised not not to work with wet soil too much and it's not gonna hurt the garlic if it stays in there a couple of days days a couple more days it certainly does not hurt that okay yeah if you're growing garlic for the very first time get out there now harvested try a little bit fresh see if you like that flavor cure the rest of it and you'll be good to go through the rest of the year and they were talking about an email but we got from vincent in this what's interesting one vincent wrote i living the caribbean and would love to start wildflower garden would be a good idea to get a gulf coast wildflower mix from the united states what is the chances of something invasive being included well i i loved this ellen because he's being thoughtful about his decisions you're right i know i know it's so rare vincent thank you for that well here's the thing first of all you should check about what is in any mix you buy end at any wildflower mix that you are purchasing should have a list vincent of what is included in that mix and if i were you i would look at if there's a gulf coast miss i would look and i would then research each one of those plants that's included to make sure that it isn't on these invasive list in your area at end also frankly to make sure that it might grow in your area is you know is these soil ph just for random example the same in the gulf coast area as it is and you're part of the caribbean i you know i don't know since i don't know where you lift the caribbean is a big place so you know there's there's a variety of of temperatures zones in soil qualities if we're talking about you know the north coast of venezuela way la or cuba or the dominican i mean there there there are differences their differences in altitude so another thing you might do vincent is look around see what kind of wild flowers are growing near you an end find out they are because that may give you a clue as to the kinds of things that are gonna grow most easily for you without a lot of extra work because wildflower gardens are a little more work than most people think they are it's not just scattered a seed and watch him grow their gorgeous but but they're not just you know yes easy peasy they are not easy peasy it is true and made the suggestion vincent is set to talk to some locals particularly older locals who grew up there and say what did you used to to pick quote wildflowers did you used a pick as a kid you'll get answers oh i used to go out and we picked this and we called that in the end we don't see it so much anymore you know get those stories because that could give you a good leader as well if you have a question
Bumperpodcast #363 Tips and Tricks
"The weather outside way a song. Oh the weather outside is but something so delightful delightful. Hey guys it's me ninety bucks car and it's it's snowed. Oh it's no. I don't know if you know this about me. Not a fan of snow. I I loved. Look at it and think it's beautiful. I love to sit in front of a fireplace and a warm toasty cabin and washes imputable snowflakes lynyrd flutter all around the world and then they land and they looked so pretty and they they They make the whole The world just look like a like a crystal castle. Now they make the world look like a fluffy powder doughnuts Better better But then what I do not enjoy is walking in it touching it falling in it getting it thrown at me shoveling it. None of that stuff. Why enjoy I kinda Alex sledding? If I'm to be honest I do not like tubing tubing where you go to a mountain. You pay more money mm to go to the top slide down to the job side down to the job site down and you're like wait a minute nanny. That sounds like a lot like sledding and I like yeah there's so much more involved like you have to go someplace you have to pay money linney after wait in in line and I like finding a hill pizza box and just sitting on slide down fears things. Pizza boxes don't work. I've seen people like I use a cardboard Toboggan and I'm like no that's just going to give Saudi and wet and fall apart. What about if you use a The live from my trash can do you okay. That sounds like a great idea. You want to sit in trash. Can Lid no thank you and what about. Oh you're here's my favorite actually as When mice sit on spoons and they can Hold the the The handle of the spoon and slide down. That's that's my favorite my favorite right there. I So we we did get got six point six inches of snow. I was just told which is a lot of snow and it. It's one of those things where because we have to shovel the driveway and you have to shovel the walkway. And you don't WanNa do it while sewing because then it's GonNa snow on it again and then you do it all again. No thank you so I waited. I didn't shovel US until ten o'clock at late and then I was trying to be conscientious Schuttler and not be loud about it. So it's like Oh don't want this scraping noise to keep the neighbors and so I tried to not do do that and then I woke up this morning. More snow are you kidding me. Let's get on a schedule. Let's go the same page all right. Okay men I listened to the last episode of the bumper podcast which I apologize like last year and My voice was ready. Amazing I even. I was trying to figure out how to do it and I. It's not I must've been Zik. I guess I don't know something something was going on. Some there was in the air so those in the water. I'll have what fees having I so I have to The kitties kitties were home yesterday. Oh is happy Thanksgiving did you. Did you give thanks. Can I tell you my menu. I made so much food. What did you make all the food? All the yes all the food Ginger orange honey glazed carrots. High made those Ruffalo oil taper lemon What are they called cauliflower with farms on? Yeah I did that Brussel sprouts with Bacon and balsamic vinegar do that. There's a lot of delicious food. We had seventeen people over and I was. It was just a wonderful wonderful day. Your here's the thing that I like to do because we host Thanksgiving every year man and once the meal is out and everyone is making their plates than I am the one who goes around the table and I forced people to To say what they're thinking before what they're grateful for and people really Poo Poo. They're like oh I don't want to do this but here's the thing. I think it's very important. I think it's it's very important to verbalize what you're thankful for for you. Can you can say oh in my head. I'm thinking these things but maybe you're thankful for the person next to you and maybe they don't get to hear it enough right. Maybe maybe saying it makes it more real in my world I think so we go around the table and I say you know What are you thankful for? I May I may even pepper with a couple. The follow up question. I think that's a good thing to do to. The Art of conversation is is dwindling. Which makes me sad? But that's okay. Okay we just have to keep working speaking of conversation. Here's a cool thing that we started doing in my house one of my children. You shall remain nameless If if you say for instance Hey Buddy don't hit your brother is that does happen I go. I don't hit your brother. The response is fine angry. Fine and that means nothing fine. It's a dismissive live. It's a knee jerk reaction. It's the first thing they're fine and you're like oh no and so for years we've lived with fine and we get really frustrated with fine. I would say. Don't say fine to me. That doesn't mean anything that means. You're just you're not even listen to what I'm asking skied do. And then I find it came upon a really cool way of dealing with fine and that is if I say hey buddy stop hitting your brother and he says fine. I say no I need you to repeat to me what I just said to you. And so it's Kinda the same way as the thankful stuff where it's forcing him to stop and verbalize what I just asked him to do which in theory is a theory? I don't know if it's real Will make it stick a little bit. Better hey buddy. Don't don't do that thing. I'm not GonNa do that thing. Awesome Buddy thank you so much as you were. We've only had it for like two today's but it's so far fingers crossed. It's working out. Here's another cool trick sometimes in my house. There's there's a lot of dysregulation a lot of anxiety that goes on which sometimes leads to unhappiness explosions as they were and so one of the ways that we figured out how to help with those moments of anxiety was to get the kid and say. Hey Buddy I need you to look around the room and find five things that are are orange and he will do that but he will go that that that that that you're like no no no. I need specifics. That Orange Ball The Orange Dot on the clock doc the orange handle of that spoon whatever. It is actually oranges top. We don't have a lot of things in my house to be honest I should red red things But it's cool because another in theory but it helps him to kid out out of whatever's going on in his mind and look around and focus on other things and so it's kind of cool too cool techniques techniques that we've started trying to use the house to To help to help things along a little bit now if only we could find a way to help the buffy dog because she won't look at anything. Hey Gordon stop eating those socks mine. Don't say fine to me Wolf off say Wolf to say I'm not GONNA eat the socks popcorn calm down. I need to find three things that are blue. Do you know be more specific. All right good job. I had a show the other week and I was talking about my my kids and I was talking about how they're poor diet and how they kind of eat garbage and we're trying to get my kids eat good food and he wants to eat chips chips. All the time got really upset. He says I have the worst life ever. Because you won't let me chips. It was like that's not that is not grounds for having the worst life ever you have a great life and and so I was was on stage. I was talking about his relying this story and I said Oh. My kid reads like goat. Hilly trash it's garbage wait wait a minute. My kid is a kid. I was so happy because I never thought of that as like. Oh my kid is a kid. Ah Hey that like a goat. Like don't talk to your mom like that. Tuck her weird go easy. Do Better go here. We go Clean up your room. Put Away Your IPAD. Fine fine nine three things in the room that are yellow. What's tougher to raise human children and or goat kids? I don't know maybe come up with another weird solution a bumper bide gas. I love you guys. I'm glad my voice back. Let them feel topnotch. You're amazing so amazing.
The Abominable Yeti Crab
"Hey I I've been reading about some strange creatures ever heard of a Yeti. He's big big covered in white fur and you'll grab you with long. Claws hate to disappoint you done but I think that's just a legend. I can offer you the next expense thing though how about a Yeti crab. A crab is nothing like the abominable. Snowman is just described. This one is like your creature. The YETI JETTY CRAB is in its long claws are covered in Pale for and sure six inches long. It's not exactly big that would definitely strange the crab lives at the lips of hydrothermal vents thousands of feet below the ocean surface thaw I'm familiar with those events were lava rises up in splits the ocean floor these vents heat the water around them and Gush Minerals and metals like hydrogen sulfide and methane plenty of bacteria flourish down there on that gushing shing vent fluid are then realized crabs could to it's thanks to all that bacteria that the Yeti crab can survive the for the crabs clauses. Actually something called called. Seti dense bristles that are covered in vent loving bacteria a Yeti crab will scrape off the bacteria with its mouth young a young dinner seemed like a dull life no sunlight no colorful markings dough variety of Diet. Well don't forget the best part in order to feed the bacteria on in their claws the Yeti crab constantly wave its arms through the mineral rich water when you get a group of these crustaceans together the result is an endless endless. YETI CRAB DANCE party. This moment of science comes from Indiana University. There are thousands more moments of science on our website at a moment would've science dot Org. I MEA CASSANDRA Dr Dongola.
"Hi, this is Mark news for plan. Talk radio. Thanks for subscribing listening to our plan to the week podcast. Brought to you by bodied products family made in America, visit by dot com to find a retailer near you each week plan talkradio's Fred how're focuses on a plant. That would be a great addition to your landscape now for this week's Bonn, I products plant of the week. Sneaking up a law out of the ground seemingly as a mystery came the snow drops this week. They're they're well, they're not up at full glory at this point. But it's not up is indeed a little, oh, I'm going to call it grassy looking top maybe six inches tall. Little flower stem comes up with white L little bells on it. I'm going to call them nothing overwhelming. But when there's not much else happening there quite break. Thanks again. For listening to our podcast. Brought to you by Baen. I'd products at Bonn, I dot com plan. Talk radio offers other podcasts as well. Including our daily your gardening question podcast and our weekly plan. Talk radio all available on I tunes or your preferred podcast player. If you have a plan suggestion for Fred Santa meal, Fred at plant, talk radio dot com.
Tips for the Remote Workplace
"You're listening to episode two hundred sixty nine of women worldwide. If you're working remotely what's your video coal setup in? How are you focusing in your meetings and being human on your calls for this show? I'm flying solo with tips for the remote workplace so stay tuned to learn more. Hi I'm Deirdre Breckenridge. I spent an entire career helping women to share stories. Nurture relationships grow their brands but most of all to find their voices so they can make a difference. Do you feel stuck. Do you want to power up your own voice. Women worldwide feature stories of passionate women who have navigated busy career challenges and some of the toughest changes these professionals offer deep insights and advice to inspire you and to help you uncover. What's holding you back? We worldwide ignite your passion so you can excel in life. Welcome to another episode of women worldwide. Thank you for tuning in wherever you are in this world. We appreciate you. We realize you're navigating some challenging uncertain times. Learn to work from home. We're working remotely and as you do your also sharing with us. How you're feeling what's going on in your world and we're able to share the advice and the gas that help you now. Today's topic is the remote work environment. What's your setup like? How are you able to focus and pay attention when you're in your home and and also how can we be more human normally? I would introduce a special guest at this point however I'm flying solo today so let's dive right in because I want to be able to share some tips with you whether you've been doing zoom or skype or Google hangout for years and you just want to make your communication your video calls better or you're new to this and this is a first experience or you know you're on the road to really embracing and using video conferencing all right. Let's talk about the setup finding the perfect for you what I like to do as I have a laptop stand on my desk. It raises my laptop up about six inches. So I'm looking straight on. You're not looking at my nostrils. I also use a professional microphone. Yes I am using a Yeti Mike but you can use a good pair of ear buds or a headset for your meetings. When it comes to the background lots of branding to show who you are and what you do. What's your passion? What's your purpose if you're in a meeting with your team he might. WanNa show something. That's representative of your personality. I'm seeing professionals. Put up the books on the bookcases with the books that they read the pictures framed of their families. You also have a choice if you don't like your background setting. Let's say you're setting up in. You don't have your own office and you're setting up in a room in your house. You might want to select a background when you're in zoom which is really great because you can select background it just pick one that's represented of you and who you are. I was in a meeting. Recently and one of the participants have background of monkeys and one of the monkees was sitting on his head. And of course. That's an icebreaker that made everybody laugh so you can choose your background and I just want to mention one thing on lighting so you want people to see you but not to have light being be distracting if the light is coming from behind you. It's going to wash you out if you put the lighting in front of you kind of like I do here with my little ring. Light on a stand and this is a selfie relied. I'm just going to turn it off so you can take a look at it but this is a Selfie Ray light and it can clip onto your phone when you take a photo or it can clip onto your your laptop so that when you're doing a meeting it illuminates your face. It's in front of you. The light should always come from in front of you and higher or above you and I say that because sometimes you do clip it on your laptop. You'll see the lights. If you wear glasses like I do. You'll see the reflection in your glasses so this is just a great little investment to set the the ambiance of the room to make sure that people can actually see so. I WANNA clip my white back up there like so and turn it back on once again. All right let's go to the second area which is making sure that you're able to focus. Focus during a meeting is really important and when you're focused it also means you're listening and all the participants appreciate that you're listening. Everyone gets their time to speak and went after you speak. You want everyone else to be heard as well. So of course going into meaning. Clear your mind of chatter. Anything that's going on especially if you're remote offices from home. There's lots of things going on in your house before you get on call you need to compartmentalize or clear your mind of whatever it is. That's a part of the home the family so you can show up to your meeting present. Mindful and attentive. Now listening in a meeting also means by language. It means that you are looking at everyone in the meeting. You are listening with your body because you're smiling. Your posture shows that you're listening your head movements whether you're nodding yes or no people can definitely tell by whatever facial expressions you have when you start looking around like this or you're looking down for a really long time. People notice that and it sends a signal to them that you may not be listening now. Listening also shows in whatever is going on during the meeting on sometimes happen. Recently we re not meeting. Someone was sharing their desktop to show an image and then the team started to talk and the person forgot that they were sharing their desktop and they navigated over to facebook. Will EVERYBODY IN. The meeting then knows you're on facebook and not really paying attention another interesting mishap. Call the mishaps that happened when you're not focusing and listening another mishap was during the meeting. Somebody was becoming distracted by their own environment and they decided to stand up. They were half dressed so we saw the pajama bottoms. From the from the top. When you're sitting in the meeting you look great the moment you stand up. Everybody knows that you're in your pajamas. Now it did make everyone laugh but at the same time if you want to prevent some of the mishaps from happening is to make sure that you stay focused and that you're actively listening and by doing that you're being able to ask questions related to what somebody's speaking about and showing that you are really really tuned in now. The last bucket is the be human bucket in your meetings. I mentioned some of the mishaps. Sometimes those mishaps can actually work to your advantage. That makes you human so when something happens whether it is. You're wearing your Pajama bottoms. Or you forget you're on camera and these stand up and you start doing. Your Yoga stretches. Your cat walks across your desktop. Even if your your child your toddler comes in the room and does something really cute behind you. This is human and it could happen to each and every one of the members of your meeting right. It could tap into anybody so it almost. It's an opportunity to laugh about it to bond over it. If something happens to you you can bet somebody else will share a similar story. This is all human. This is about your personality were people. We're not robots and we can't have everything perfect in the virtual zoo or skype or Google hangout environment. So I say go with it when something happens whether it's to you or somebody else be open. Have an open mind set. You're setting a tone for others to feel comfortable into also show that you can be a little bit more vulnerable and and personal with them. Then they can do the same thing and you know what when this happens. Whether it's your team members it's client you're speaking with or you're in a community and you're doing some kind of a video podcast. This builds trust people trust what they can relate to okay so those are the three areas and my tips. I that they are helpful in this episode of women worldwide. Thank you again so much for joining me and for myself and my team. We hope that you're staying healthy and please keep sharing. What's going on in your world because you can bet that either all show up and share some tips and advice or we'll have guests with stories and insights all to help you so until our next episode friends stay safe. Stay focused energized and feeling empowered thank you.
Everyone's favorite: Coleus
"Hi this is Mark News from plan. Talk Radio thanks. For subscribing and listening to our podcast. You're gardening questions from plan. Talk Radio to help. Keep this podcast free for you. We're we're partnering with Stoke Seeds. Preplanned your indoor seed starting program with the help of the all new stokes website now mobile and tablet friendly. The new website is a brand new gardening. Experience Variance offers better interactivity and higher quality imagery. But what hasn't changed is the stokes website is still the complete resource center with valuable information on seed starting earning planting and harvesting all the gardening accessories and a free catalog whether you're adding texture. A new variety for a splash of color developing an existing garden or starting from scratch. Stoke seeds has great resources to help you. Plus all the gardening accessories you need to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood get growing with stokes. Now how today's question and of course everybody's one of everybody's favorites the Coleus that's right. Coleus is now not grandma's plant. Grandma's plant had to be in the shade. Had to do this this this It was still not so troublesome that she grew a whole bunch of them however grandma and the old Coleus is probably are now gone the new Coleus and I.. I can't think of the technical name right now. But the you'll find it on the tags and things there. There are quite capable level of handling the sun. I think some varieties maybe more than others and you kind of have to test that or ask at the garden center but They're there leafs. Leaves can be extremely colorful or they can be extremely subtle and fill in between things in a basket or a container container wonderful plants. I've grown what is it. Cong- I think is the name of that. That rascal has leave six inches or more along. Three three and a half wide and then there are different color patterns. And you can. You can buy the seat. I'm sure for specific mixes and so on They should be easy to start and take care of and then on from there. Thanks again for listening to the PODCAST. Remember pre plan your indoor seed starting program with the help of Stokes gardening in guide and their online articles on their brand new website now mobile and tablet friendly and request your free catalog while you're online. For the best selection of vegetable flower and herb seeds seeds available go to stoke seeds dot com call waiting successful growers for generations.
How Can I Trim Back a Rhododendron?
"How do you have? A wrote a denim that. Well, no, that's an excellent fought right now I was out Thursday walking by one of mine. I have a few, but it is growing quite nicely does need pruning and I proceeded to do so I use my fingers and pinched out. The flower heads. That are now passed in time It's not a big deal because they don't make much, but it still helps a little bit in looks, and so on so printing the flower fine. Get it done now. Also mine happens to be growing. Oh hits out six seven in a couple of areas of the plant or plants there there's as much as eight inches of growth now they are. Setting either a very very fat terminal bud or flower Bud and there's no way I know right now, but I'm expecting it to be. So if your plant. Is. Nearing the same stages nine, or it's growing nicely and so went I would do some pruning now as to how I broke off. Some of the succulent lungs young stems were headed out over a sidewalk, just literally pitched off with my thumbnails, then I gram little printers, and then went down below this president years flowerbud down below right right immediately below is where the new growth comes from then there's a space about four or Moyle for more inches to the next little stem down or or side stems I. Don't hesitate to go down to that first set of of. Well one year old stems. And then when necessary you're, Rhododendrons can be pruned back down into that third year, so. Well I'm either reducing my plant or By six inches in a couple of various. I snipped down. What would be darn close to a foot to two side branches on in in one area, and then one area where the them I dunno age, maybe etc. Plant was little weak in that area, and the the well was headed up towards the sidewalk I decided printers, and and off it went, and I took about eighteen inches out of at that time. I would not necessarily take the whole plant back that far.
How can I prepare soil for a wildflower bed?
"Hi this is mark news from plan talk radio. Thanks for subscribing and listening to our podcast. You're gardening questions from plan. Talk radio to help. Keep this podcast free for you. We're we're partnering with stoke seeds preplanned. Your indoor seed starting program with the help of the all new stokes website now mobile and tablet friendly. The new website is a brand new gardening experience variance offers better interactivity and higher quality imagery but what hasn't changed is the stokes website is still the complete resource center with valuable information on seed starting earning planting and harvesting all the gardening accessories and a free catalog whether you're adding texture a new variety for a splash of color developing an existing garden or starting from scratch stoke seeds has great resources to help you plus all the gardening accessories. You need to make your garden. The envy of the neighborhood get growing with stokes now how today's question wildflower patches. How can i adequate adequately get that ready. Putting the soil has been most most interesting because early on when when state highway people decided they were gonna plant wildflowers along the highway they would just go out with pounds and pounds and pounds of of natural seed distribute them along the road and thought all's done well. They found out that doesn't work at all. <hes> a few of the seeds would germinate but but not much so they learned then to go in with a <hes> well rotator or whatever instrument would go down to three inches and cultivate that top surface and break it up not pulverized but break it up enough that seeds had a cracked default out into between particles and a bed to grow in that first. I couple three inches of route then they started getting good very good roadside flowers from seed so the the prepping for you. Oh how big an area are you working with russia. I don't know the exact dimensions. It used to be an old driveway. I had a couple of times of topsoil doc on top of it. Oh that sounds like a good start darn good start and then if you can rotor till that in that top three inches if you can't so let's say you've even ended out with the new soil being three inches deep and you can go six inches deep with most tillers just blend that together. You should have a perfect seedbed at that point now now. If you really wanted to help i would say plant the seed and then put down some well standard fertilizer which would be a triple ten triple twelve twelve so that you add the nutrients and you should have to stand back away from that bed within thirty days because of all the things coming up thanks again for listening to the podcast remember member preplanned your indoor seats starting program with the help of stokes gardening guide and their online articles on their brand new website now mobile and tablet friendly and request your free catalog while you're online for the best selection of vegetable flower and herb seeds available go to stoke seeds dot com cultivating successful growers for generations.
Honoring Our Loved Ones on their Birthday and Anniversary of their Death
"MP3 song Welcome to the Merrimack show where we will be talking about your feelings thoughts experiences and pain following the death of a loved one. off Good morning. Good afternoon. Good evening, wherever you find yourself in this entire world. I welcome you. How are you doing? My friend my warrior are you doing better than last week? I certainly hope so. Today, I'd like to talk to you about how to handle the birthday and anniversary of their death. What do we do? Where do we go? What will make us feel just a little bit better as we approach the anniversary of their death and their first and subsequent birthdays. Each year on their birthday and the anniversary of their death. We will definitely feel that pain the yearning for them the sadness that they are no longer with us. We wonder what they would be like at this point in your life. What kind of relationship you would have had with them would it be just as good as it was when they died would it be better or would it be a difficult one more difficult than when they were alive. there is no need to sugarcoat it we both know that there are just some relationships that aren't as good as others and we must not try to fool ourselves into believing that a very stressful difficult relationship that we might have had with them will somehow become So Glorious But some of us do tend to do that we glorify our relationship that was very painful and try to make ourselves believe that it was more than it was. And if that is the case, we need not make ourselves feel guilty. We just need to recognize that we are doing this that we are putting them on a pedestal that they never had before their death. There is simply nothing. They can change the type of relationship we shared with them. If it was good. It makes us feel wonderful get if it wasn't as good as we would have preferred that is just the reality. We aren't able to have the perfect relationship with every person in our family and that's just the way it is. So often they die is very easy for us to try to make up this great relationship in our mind, but that doesn't mean that it was so I'd like to talk today about how you would like to honor their memory both on their birthday and at the end of versuri of their death. They you might celebrate by cooking their favorite meal one that they loved very much or go to their favorite restaurant. You could also invite people who loved them to this email and speak about them out loud telling all kinds of wonderful stories about their life and the things that brought them Joy. You could go around the table and everyone could share their best story about your loved one. This can be very heartwarming because the stories that your family and find my tell about your loved one could be stories that you've never heard before and these will warm your heart. You can ask all your friends and family to bring photos of the person or share the ones on their phone your loved ones spent a lot of time with those friends friends that you may have only learned about after they die off. And it would be so lovely to learn these stories see these pictures experience these memories and you will learn about them just now wage. It makes them come alive again for you, and that's a wonderful thing. During dinner, you can raise a glass and toast to them even if your eyes are filled with tears. And even if you don't have a special dinner, you can always raise a glass in their memory and say something wonderful as if they were right there in front of you and if cooking dinner or visiting a restaurant is just too long for you right now, perhaps you can still invite all your most precious family and friends over to your home and serve a beautiful very special dessert that of course, we take a lot less time and would be less taxing on you, but you could still gain the benefit of all the stories and photos with your loved one that they have to share with you. You might also do a virtual call through Skype resume to honor your loved one and have a chat with family and friends from all around the world sharing those same stories and photos and even singing happy birthday or honoring them on their anniversary. You might buy yourself some flowers to reward yourself for everything. You've been through this year and how you've made it through to this point. You might also ask family and friends to donate to a specific charity in their name on their birthday or on the anniversary of their death or even at Christmas or other significant holiday, which you celebrate. If you are looking for a charity that is Meaningful, you might consider the foundation for grieving children Inc, which I started many years ago to assist young people who are grieving the death of a loved one. We are the first national non-profit public charity which assists craving children teens and their families and help them learn to cope to bring comfort as well as bring awareness to society about the challenges and needs of those who have experienced a significant Death at a young age. Many families give a monthly gift to support our work and that helps sustain us and it doesn't have to be a great amount of money as every gift is so meaningful to us. Perhaps you will contribute to us as a way to honor your loved one who has died. I will leave the link in the show notes and thank you for considering that you might also put together a group of balloons honoring how many years he or she was with you on Earth or provide one for each person who will write their message on it or you might decide on just one big beautiful balloon that you have written on with all your thoughts and wishes. As you release the balloons, you can sing Happy Birthday to them if you wish there is something very cathartic about allowing the balloon lift to go off. And as you watch it fly into the sky think of it floating up into heaven to them with all your good wishes and intentions. Some individuals even use lanterns which are also beautiful to see released. You might like to make a cake their favorite cake and sing Happy Birthday to them just as you did each year when they were alive. And you can add the number of candles that they would be celebrating. You can also put it in their place where they used to sit at the table. You might write cards and notes and bring them to the cemetery to bury under the grass and don't forget the little ones whom you can encourage to draw pictures for their siblings parents or even their grandparents. You might also bring flowers to the cemetery or a beautiful plant or decorate their grave. After my grandmother died, I would visit the cemetery with a blanket bring lunch and lay on the blanket visiting and talking to her. I usually had a lot to say about what was going on in my life, and I used that time to catch up with her. I always left feeling better than when I arrived. I also remember one year. I made my stepdaughter a take out of flowers. I went to the craft shop purchased a circular piece of green choices about six inches wide and two inches high and bought a few Bunches of purple and lavender a mini carnations. Purple was her favorite color. I cut down the stems to just a few inches and then stuck them into the sides and top and it really came out beautifully. Then we added one candle in the center on top. I felt so good when we placed it at the cemetery. I also remember going to the cemetery when we would visit her and one specific time. We brought a ceramic Cabbage Patch doll, which was so popular back then and the dog was sitting so we were able to put her name on the bottom of one sole of the shoe and the date of her death on the other sole of the shoe. Now the cemetery where she buried were sticklers for what they would allow but we managed to hoist that doll and wire it high in the tree directly across from the place in the monthly mm where she is resting. It just bothered us that we were restricted from honoring her in the way we wished. You might also play their favorite songs and dance and sing. We did this also at the cemetery at the time her favorite album that particular summer was thriller. So we played it in the car near her with the office is open. It was at the end of the day. So no one bothered us and made us really happy to share that with her. We did so many funny things like that. You might also choose to wear their clothing or have a piece of their clothing near you to hold on to maybe it was a favorite shirt or hat maybe a piece of jewelry something that meant a great deal to them. You might decide to purchase a new tree that you can plant in your backyard. If they had a particular place that made them happy such as the fishing hole, then perhaps you will go there with your family. Enjoy the scenery and talk about memories of foul. He loved to fish if they loved the movies choose one that you think they would have enjoyed and go share it together with family. If they love the beach go pack up your gear and some sandwiches and enjoy the day there. Maybe they loved the mountains and you will take a wonderful hike with others who love them. In some faiths prayers are said for loved ones in the Catholic faith masses can be said specifically to honor them and their memory. Some light candles at the church, but all of us can prayed anytime anywhere to gain strength. If they were cared for in a nursing home and still had friends, there are perhaps bringing small plants or even a balloon for the residents would not only bring joy to you, but joy to them as many have no visitors and this would absolutely make their day. And if you have grandchildren teaching them to share and bring the plans to the residents would be a lovely gesture having them see the excitement and not reaction from the residents would be a blessing to your young ones. If you decide to stay home, you might decide to watch videos of her home like handles remember special memories and play music that meant a lot to them. Perhaps watch their favorite movies. Some of us feel better just curling up at home on the sofa. You might find yourself deciding to take the day off and allowing whatever feelings my income up for you that day. You might be surprised to know that the days leading up to their birthday and anniversary of their death can be more taxing and stressful wage and anxiety-filled than the actual day itself the anticipation of what could or couldn't happen that day and the way you will deal with it might be more overwhelming in your mind than what will actually happen. So please try not to map out the entire day ahead of time. Yes, make your plans but don't think that you are going to be completely overwhelmed because there's a chance you might not be. Yes, you might cry quite a bit, but you might also be very comforted with the plans you've made but if it turns out you decide you're going to snuggle in bed all day with a lovely cup of tea and just talk out loud to them and tell them what's on your heart. Then that's what you'll choose to do wrong. And you will not feel guilty about it. I won't allow it. No one knows exactly what they're going to feel until that day arrives, but the anticipation that you put in your head and in your heart can be much more severe than what actually takes place. So, please please remember that. Take their picture and start to talk to them and tell them all that is going on with you right now. How much you miss them how much you love them how much you wish they were still with you and all that has happened since they've Departed. One of the most difficult parts of grieving the loved one's death is that they are just no longer right there with you to interact with them miss their presence you miss their closeness to you and by talking to their picture you keep them alive in your mind. They are still a big part of you and there's no reason why you can have conversations with their photo. And yes, you might think this is a little strange but I'm the one who makes you dance at the end of each episode correct wage. If you have his or her voice on tape or videos that were taken years ago, listen to them and watched them again home. No matter what you decide to do on these precious days do celebrate their life. They were a part of your life and will always be part of your memory speak of them often speak to them often and send your love to them. They were unique and will always be with you in spirit. So now it's time to get up and dance dance dance Wiggle and move your body. Even if you're in a sitting position wage, and I know you think this is wacky too, but just do it anyway for me okay off. Off off off. Thank you so much for listening in today. Remember to write five things in your Journal each night that you are grateful for. 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March is a good time to prune spirea
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Celebrating Others in a Culture of Competition
"Welcome to daily grace. We believe that the Bible is true trustworthy and timeless and we want to help running to the Bible especially as I'm getting ready in the mornings you now this past week my daughter was sick I was my name is Joanna I'm Stephanie come join us as we chat about the truth of God's word in our everyday lives feeling really crummy and my husband was out of town and we were just trying to sleep as much as possible and now this week hugh again and this is Joanna and I'm here with my co host Stephanie as usual and Liu so we have a topic today that times that can be hard to rejoice with people when they're rejoicing maybe because we wish that we were in there shoes and that can be really you so many books and audiobooks and it's literally the best thing for busy MOMS who can't sit down and read a book and Peace Command I think we've probably all struggled at some point and it's kind of sad to say that we struggle with this but we're GONNA be talking about celebrating others and some yeah but on our road trip it was really helpful because I got to read through a couple of bucks and then I listened to a portion of chronicles of Narnia needed it and that's just on a very similar idea is just the Audio Bible I've really been benefiting from listen right flat price and there are so many really good solid Christian books that are coming out now that are on there so I agree today we are talking about celebrating others well scripture tells us to rejoice with those who rejoice but sometimes that's hard to do you don't like to admit it instead of celebrating others well we find ourselves comparing and competing we may even struggle with jealousy and judgment but there is hope well hey everybody and happy to stay you are tuning in with us on release day we are happy to be back here with with my kids so yeah there you go everybody gets script it seriously saga that we talked about that indirectly on like Colt But before we go there Stephanie what is your favorite thing to share with us this week so this is an Oldie but I don't think we actually share the Gospel transforms US and any Christ week can be people genuinely celebrate others well come join us as we work through this topic so zero yeah like episode one I use it all the time though and it's awesome because there's not a limit on how many books you can listen to ebbed we've ever shared this it's the audio book subscription that Joanna I use it's so good it's eight ninety nine a month and you have access to that we're kind of back to normal and like back to waking up early and it has been so nice to have that quiet time to get ready and Yanan Bill to listen to me the Audio Bible so which APP do you use do you use a dramatic read dramatize I usually just use the name of this resource we've talked about it indirectly many times but I use it this week so I thought I would share the actual name okay clear and it's screw it so you know I'm actually kind of going back to basics with this too and something that we talk about all the time but I don't think that we've specifically highly with me and essentially the phrase is highlighting a leadership quality embodied by Christ as he saw people where they were and encourage them topic kind of came about thinking about how we as believers can and should be people who celebrate others well last year values motherhood with the Mommy wars and an even ministry and this competition is really fueled by the comparison game and Bible in the mornings before I even have the time to sit down and steady it so as I'm brushing my teeth and doing my makeup and stuff and then I can actually did my study time later but my big fan of tation and you know I was as I was thinking through this topic I naturally kind of thought of the state of our world and we just see an underlying on that APP is hilarious Oh yeah I'll have to try that I haven't listened to Joanna yet all right well moving onto today's conversation you know the it doesn't help that social media has expanded the battleground for comparison and competition and just celebrating others has become this the team and our women's Ministry read a book by Jodie called the Jesus hearted woman have you read that no I haven't nets it's an old school book to be in competitive spirit in all different areas of life right workforce family systems like how you raise your kids family dream job and even though you might pretend to be happy for them you're kind of asking yourself how come she gets that and I don't is the you version APP which is free and it's pretty straightforward it's not very dramatized I have occasionally listened to like the Bible dot is and whose kids seemed to have better manners than ours and our responses something like oh she must be so fake classic comment I was thinking back to like when I was on my space in the middle and high school and on every dramatic Selfie some that we celebrate everything but we do celebrate the things that are dud and what we mean by that are things that align with what God calls good yeah that's really important to add at the end there because the goal isn't to mindlessly validate everyone right we don't want to say you're you I'm me many of eating the fruit disobeying God because they thought it was gonna make them like God they wanted what he had because they thought they could not be content they didn't have so so you might see this when there is that person who posts a picture of their beautifully decorated home or we see someone as long as it makes them happy yeah but the problem is that the things that God calls said they may bring temporary pleasure or relief to someone zap at it just gets funny I'm sorry to say they throw accent in there they have sound effects the book of job and you know we too can be first clapper's or people who truly see others and cheer them on and help them develop their gifts through encouragement and experts and we're not doing them any favors by celebrating those things that ultimately lead to death that's not loving well and you know the it our hearts even if it's not so obviously stated yeah and you know it might show up like maybe you're stuck in a job that you don't love an one of your friends just got the Strong warnings against that yeah I mean I know I want to be in a community of believers that will love me enough to admonish me yeah and it's Kinda like this bitterness maybe or maybe it's not bitterness maybe it's just like a true discontentment with where you are especially dangerous when we're dealing with other believers you know we are called to help each other grow in Christ likeness and if we validate who is indulging in them but the truth is that those things are not going to provide the true joy that people are seeking after slightness that really is the loving thing to do even though it may be hard and uncomfortable for both sides of the party here right very would comment you're so pretty hate you Adia of Oh i I hate you because you then our brothers and sisters are rejoicing right and you know you're so right that failure to celebrate others well is really celebrate anything and everything then we may actually be leading believers away from the truth and into send and let me tell you scripture has award of rare art so we kinda discuss it because I think believer should be people who celebrate others well right yeah I mean we absolutely shed vis good thing that he had going for him you know an ass believers we want to be people who don't play into that narrative we want to be people we see Oliver Scripture United Think about Romans Twelve fifteen says rejoice with those who rejoice we put those who weep so we're actually called to rejoice you'd do celebrate other people well and I you know I do think it's important to say that celebrating others well is not to say that we throw out the truth honest and in that book though the author uses the phrase first clapper to be a first clapper for others and it's a phrase that has just really kind of stuck flint and not just in the rest of the world not just in the rest of culture but in the Christian world like it's hard for us as believers to celebrate other people will we need to have a proper understanding of three things and there's honestly probably more but we're going to talk about these three things so we need a proper and you know I think that this is just such a part of the human heart the fallen condition I mean think about it go back to the garden of Eden and you see understanding of our identity in Christ the body of Christ and what Biblical humility is and then not only that we need to live out of our Christ it all centers around what we can do and so our identity then crumbles when we realized that we don't measure you know I feel like that gives us ways to celebrate each other while along the way if we are working to help each other grow and that's the kind of thing that's really worth celebrating yeah and I just think we need to be people that aren't swayed by and participate in unhealthy and I and I think that honestly so much of our difficulty celebrating the success of others is because of misplaced identity and we can place our identity in so many different things you know maybe it's being a parent or it's your job or what school you went to about God's mission that yeah we're seeing how we can sharpen each other to be more effective tools to be used for the kingdom I love that because density is in being a great mom if I see an area where my friend is really doing well understanding of those three things so we need to live out of our identity in Christ we need to live apart of and love the body of Christ and then we need to up and we feel like we're not doing enough so when that's the case I think what happens is we can actually become threatened by somebody else's success and things to receive the kind of confrontation and to give that kind of admonishment it's not easy but the alternative like you said is to watch her sisters in some way it undermines our own and it's like you said we're constantly comparing to make sure that we're living up to our identity you know if my in Christ continue to send and grieves the Lord and so I think one way of celebrating others well in the context of a Christian community right yeah if they see sin patting do right I mean ideally this is what want it's a mark of a healthy church this whole mom thing and I'm falling short in that area all the sudden my identity is now crushed because I can't measure up I can't keep were each perfect in our own way that's not what we're after here and that's such a huge tendency in our culture to celebrate everyone and everything as l. if there are blind spots in my approach to a passage of scripture I WANNA sister in Christ to bring it to my attention so that I can grow if you want to say it that way imaginable because we have the righteousness of Christ given to us we have his success we have his perfection given to them us as our own yeah so good and I think that can be a sort of diagnostic marker if someone else's success makes yourself have something go good going for you yeah I feel like I don't and it's sounds silly it sounds dramatic but the truth is that I think that we do that assesses can't crumble our identity because they aren't based on our success yeah and so we have the most pure and complete success is to help each other grow in Christ likeness in that way of just sharpening one another and to kind of be after each other sanctification and to me so rooted firmly in who Christ is and who he is unchanging yeah and I think if we really believed that because we're in nope and I see it show up in so many ways and I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I don't see myself too I do unfold comparison and competition and like we said this can happen in the church and in order to be the kind of people that celebrate each other well and so basically for those who are in Christ our identity is completely tied to him our identity isn't based on what we have done regard or self worth kind of crumble like you said then you may be misplacing your identity right yeah and over and over again scripture talks about side of ourselves again back to what Christ has done the person and work of Jesus and it's not based on all of these temporary things that we tend to strive after eighty and so I believe that if we are going to celebrate others well we I have to be secure in our own identity in Christ and you know we talked do or what talents interests or hobbies that you have their countless different things but when we place our identity in those things anything that's not but you know that truth it really frees us to celebrate other people because it means that our identity does not rise and fall with someone else's success it's mind-blowing this incredible crazy mystery and talk about it as this mystery how this that hospitable misplaced identity can be so hinged on people's perception of US shrew and you know I think this comes out so clearly realities for believers and our reality is that we are loved and accepted by God and we don't need to look side to side for affirmation Christ we are many things were free from condemnation were recipients of His grace we are new creations we are saints because we are if we believed in them and lived out of these truths than you're right we would freely and generously celebrate others and nots the challenge right to believe in the separated because of Christ through Christ to himself were CO heirs with Christ children of God I mean these are all from scripts sanctify and then as we are walking that journey with our brothers and sisters we can celebrate the ways that we see God working that signification yet in their lives I was thinking about this you know when somebody comes over to my house and it's not tidy and clean and presented and our union with crisis idea that we are in Christ and he is in us that we're united to him and so that means that whatever is true who of him his righteousness his holiness his ability to measure up your is also true of us by grace through faith exact which is truths and to live out of them they're not just pretty true fetch should be put in a pretty frame with calligraphy right these are the truth and we don't come back comparison with validation we combat it with truth yeah and you know I think a lot of times our but it's based on what God has done and it doesn't come from inside of ourselves you know how how good we are on our own but actually comes from outs and with humility in action so that's kind of how we're going to frame this conversation here yeah and you know that first one that you said our identity in Christ that's where we kind of want has happened and we just have this idea like we said that somebody else being good at something means that I'm not good enough right like we said in Christ we are good in our need to defend ourselves when we feel like we've missed the mark and I totally do this by the Hell Yeah Bowl I like want to start rattling off all these reasons why and I just realize thinking okay am I letting my idea sure Joanna you said the idea of union with crisis mentioned over like one hundred sixty times in the new testament so yeah that's where we're getting all of these truths but your people without thinking about how that reflects on us or diminishes our own success you know I think that sometimes I've felt this on walking in his commandments we can genuinely celebrate other people because we can actually stop focusing so much on ourselves yeah we can actually celebrate and root our identity and but it's based on the eternal promises of God so when we are secure in who we are in Christ somebody else's see them on that then that's GonNa make it seem like I'm not good enough in that area which sounds ridiculous but it's real like eight really and I hate to say that I've felt this but I hold back from giving a compliment because I think while if I compliment up with the others around me yes so in somebody else's success seems greater than our own that it tells us that we're not doing a good enough job and it just shatters our identity and this applies to our conversation today because I know I have personally done this but we can see someone in our church and a solution for this fear of man is the fear of God when we look to him and we look to his word and we review about this at length in episode nine which is called Your identity in Christ you did not listen to that one yet that'd be a really great place to kind of go back and land yeah so we just want to keep our eyes on him right and not on ourselves and then we need to have a proper understanding I think of the body a year him and His Holiness and we work towards sanctification right by His grace and by his spirit and you know when we're focused on following the Lord enough yeah it's just having a misunderstanding of how God's economy works just that if something's good for you than that you know come noticed her unique gifts and instead of celebrating those gifts we can feel jealous or even have some judgment against her or hold it against her happens as we get wrapped up in this fear of Man and we try to live up to the identity that we think that others want us to live up to and really earlier on this episode about how our Union with Christ means we are united to others that are united to Christ and and it's so beautiful and I love the metaphor of the at the expense of me or something but but yeah I think you're right you know fear of God is the answer to our fear of man and it's having this reverence and offer who are gifted and teaching we have women who are gifted in organization and planning women who are artistically gifted women who were just the faint hearted help the weak be patient with them all see that no one repeats evil for evil but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone and I think body because it implies that there are different members and different functions and all of those contribute to the benefit of the whole body says therefore encourage one another and build one another up just as you are doing we ask you brothers to respect those who labor among you are over together if one member is honored all rejoice together and this is idea that we rejoice over somebody's grace and to be a part of the body in a healthy way and we've talked about this at length on this podcast you know we even mentioned success somebody's gifting because they're part of this one body we all rejoice together and everybody can't be good I would so much rather have a variety of women who were good at a variety of things then have a whole bunch of women who are all at the same things him like you said and allowing him to be the object of our worship not ourselves and man's approval or man's praise and the people because you know I love how I have seen this play out in my own local church we have women in our women's ministry yeah got it all those they asked because other people are good at the for me yeah so I think of First Corinthians twelve twenty six as if one member suffers all suffered it's actually for our good that they have those gifts because it's for the benefit of the body and it's for the glory of God so they're six a really excellent cooks we have women who think big picture and women who are detail oriented and let me tell you this is so that she has a gift that we don't have you can see it as a bad thing that they have these gifts that we don't have but here's the truth like or not we can celebrate this and encourage that person in that gifting yeah you know we can call out in that Oh good for our women's ministry and it's so good for our church as a whole and you know I could be insecure or jealous because I don't have the that when we can see God's design for the church here so freeing especially in this area of the able to celebrate and like you know and Love God's word the Bible shows us who God is and who he is changes everything whole because we have to remember we're not just part of our local bodies were also part of the Global Church the entire body of Christ here's the thing Suss is actually our success and when we realized this we'll understand why Paul said and I alone is five eleven to fifteen I'm gifting as somebody else or I could rejoice in the fact that I as a member of the body get to benefit from their gifting yeah I don't Stephanie earlier we can help people further develop those places where we see that God has given them special gifting for the benefit Jason where you see gifting in their lives and spur them on to good works and to Sir from that place of their gifting like you said of themselves and for the benefit of the body of Christ you know it's like Hebrews Ten twenty four tells us to stir up one another to love and good works and so you and the Lord and in modest you and to seem them very highly in love because of their work be at peace among yourselves and we urge you brothers admonished the idol encouraged think we do that as we see these areas and we celebrate them and we encourage them and people you know I think back to when I was in high school nothing great I I can't be awesome at everything that I do is just not possible and so when I look at my women's ministry or my church or the body of Christ as and that also all bad at the same thing and so when we see our differences and we see those areas where somebody else is gifted in a way where and I wanted to do with my life I considered being a math professor for a little while so there's that but the high that didn't happen but you know there were several people teachers of mine over the course of my short high school career is only at the high school for three years but who came to me and said hey you know what Joanna I really think that you should entity be rooted in other people think about me is like a homemaker or how clean I can keep my house but you know I think that work on your public speaking and that you should pursue opportunities to teach because I think see gifting there and that who really pushed me in that direction and really helped me to see the ways that God had uniquely gifted me to serve others and I can really look back MHM or hey I would love to help by bringing brownies but I'm also teaching that night so I can't spat started to work on my heart and every time that there is a call of like hey who can do this who can help I have to stop up and evaluate my motives and sometimes that means saying hey I can't do this because I'm committed to this other thing ospel on display and we should embrace our differences with the goal of putting God's glory on display instead of comparing change I don't know if you've ever been here Stephanie or anybody who's listening has ever been here but I sometimes find myself wanting to do all the mission and it's for his glory and we want people to be working in their gifting and just walking in obedience to the Lord so he does give us a fuller picture of God's beauty and his creativity and unity in diversity really does put the beauty and power of the food item to an event at Church or whatever it may be I have had the tendency to try and sign up for the most ambitious complicated a really good point and you know I think that so often we have such a hard time doing this and it's honestly because we're prideful people and Gourmet thing I wanna make everybody thinks that I'm an awesome cook when I could've made brownies and everybody would have been just as happy are you know I volunteer to teach or lead everything so that I can be validated and then what happens is I have no energy or resources world from like six inches around us in all directions you know and when we can look and see the big picture that's when things can begin to change he to to grow in the area but I'm definitely still working on it but I think that what this silly story shows is that we have a need for humility things and it's not necessarily out of a heart of service but because I want to look good oh you know like when we're asked to bring you know so I think it is for the benefit of the whole to call out gifting other people keeping in mind the bigger picture that this is God's versity yeah and you know I think that we see this beautiful combination of unity and humility that go together so clearly yeah get stuck in our pride and you know when we are prideful and where self-focused we just see this tiny little bubble that were him we see the we just need to really strive to see diversity is not only beautiful but vital to the health of the church and it really A. and competing with one another so I think it's very very helpful to just have you know the end goal in mind yeah that's really helpful is to do any of them well and then I'm not serving well let's say that God has really made me aware of and has I bond that we can ever have and you know this I goes on to say do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit but in humility it could be very possible but we have nothing in common with other believers except for the Gospel and that is the strongest have gone on this trajectory of my life and for with these stores that got US Open for me to go through and so it's so important that we do that but we can celebrate others for the good of the kingdom yeah I think were also hard on ourselves that we don't see our gifting as nearly as may be other people are like a point I do think that we have been saying is that Biblical unity is not saying that everybody is the same right it's not that we look the same or act you know what we see from these verses that we are unified around the truth we're unified in one mind in that we are centered on the and sympathy complete my joy by being of the same mind having the same love being in full accord and of one mind and so us an so Christ is the perfect example of this humility and you know our aversion to celebrating others account others more significant than yourselves let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others and you know I feel like this saddened three hours making some kind of French tart or something you know what I am so I think it's an area where goddess showed me and he's helping tendency to compare right it'll confront our tendency to be stingy with our compliments towards others it'll confront our gospel we're unified in the love that we have and that's the love of Christ that binds us together and the beautiful thing about the body of Christ is that name or do the same things or have the same interests but biblical unity is paired with diversity it's like it's this unity and in in the likeness of men and being found in human form he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death even death on a cross in order to function well as a body yeah even in our service we can make it about us and you know I think that as we look at this idea of Philippians chapter two and it starts out says so if there is any encouragement in Christ any comfort from love any participation in the spirit any affection instead it's willingly laying down our lives and experiencing fullness of joy it's understanding Matthew Eighteen four which tendency to compare and compete and so we see that unity and comparison and competition they can't coexist we can't be saw working out of that as an overflow cabot makes me think of that verse that's where Christ says this is my commandment that you love one another that edge because it tells us that believers can pursue unity and operate out of a place of abundance because of what we've received it's not just our work that we muster up on her own and I think we'll find that biblical unity will come up against Jesus who though he was in the form of God did not count equality with God at thing to be grasped but emptied himself by taking the form of a servant being born he freely gives to us and but you know I think that that's a really important concept to understand that God's goodness and God's elves up but we are called in humility to look to the good of others and to be able to celebrate that and hope for that and encourage that and work toward melody and we look at it combined this idea that you were talking about the body of Christ Stephanie of unity and you know I think that as we look at this idea of Hugh it really does often come from this place of pride and a place of concern of needing to consider ourselves the most significant and wanting others to consider us the not being able to operate out of abundance because it's so true that we are given grace upon grace you know there is no so you know I think that humility allows us to celebrate others because a big part of humility is actually trusting in God brought having a doormat approach to life right like celebrating others allowing them to stop all over you that's not the local humility it's apple and I find that interesting because that just means it's for all believers to practice in daily life rain and it's not a weakness it's we're our good for the good of the Church for the good of his people and I think that we ought to do the same yeah and I love that passes doc suffering you know maybe it is the woman who's been dealing with infertility or loss of a child who has a really difficult what's that And you know he gives us the perfect example that we have of this humility he goes on to say have this mind among yourselves which is yours in Christ Highness is not limited and that somebody else getting his kindness is not going to then his that when we can trust God in humility we can trust in his sovereignty over our lives no significant as well but when we look to the example of Christ we see the one who actually deserves to have it all be about him humbling himself to diminish how much we experience and I think that's really important for us when we are experiencing says whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven is just having our faith in our identity found in the person and work of Christ and then view are a believer God is doing what is best for you yeah God's sanctifying you by whatever means necessary making you more live a life of humility and pour out because the gospel transforms us and the spirit sanctifies us to be more like Christ in this way it's kind of season of suffering some kind of season where we feel like things are hot turning out the way that we hoped they would off centered and Christ centered and so it's no surprise that humility is actually the most talked about character trait second to love in the home your joy may be full it is for our joy to humble ourselves for for the good of our brothers and sisters and I love what you said about the attitude that somebody else's success where blessing means we're GONNA be short change we don't need to believe that someone is what it comes down to so much that we are focused on ourselves we're focused on our own ambition where focused on the way that we look about building ourselves acting and who he is and let me explain where I'm going with this I think that one of the most difficult times to celebrate other people is when you see them experiencing something facebook could be the person who suffers from chronic pain really struggling to be happy for the woman who just completed her first half oh trusting God in humility means trusting that even if we don't understand it but sometimes God's kindness us His grace to us time celebrating the woman who just announced her pregnancy or the single woman who might go insane if she's one more she said yes photo able and so graciously willing to work for our best even when we can't see how that's possible yeah and we understand that that's hard also experiencing blessing detracts from our own blessing so you can be confident if you are in Christ that whatever circumstances you odd is doing exactly what is best for us and exactly what is best for them up God's not like coming over to us for a little while and working for our good find yourself in God is using it for your good and what that means is that we can celebrate others we can know that for our friends you have longed for but have been disappointed you know maybe it's so hard to celebrate somebody who's in a season where things seem to be going right and you're still ability and then going to that idea of unity in the body of Christ that we are talking about we have to realize that these two absolutely have to go hand in hand yeah and you know I do want to emphasize we to celebrate others or you know to believe that not getting XYZ whatever it was at that time was actually God's kindness towards me is are suffering yeah and so what that means is that we don't have to live thinking that we are getting the short end of the stick we don't have to walk out oh shortage of God's graced us it's not going to write out his love is never ending his his grace to us is never ending or not going to descends our way because we can rest in his promises and God promises that for all believers that he works all things together for good and so what this means is that if rather than that pride of needing to control right we can trust in his sovereignty and be content with whatever to be losing something when someone else gains exactly yeah right he is turn and his riches are eternal each other because we know that whatever they're experiencing God's Scott sanctifying them they're in Christ and we can rejoice and we can worship the God who is yes and you know I know that I used to think that there was never enough good to go around and so it really made it hard for me yeah a lot of those things you said I mean if you're in those situations don't feel bad if you're struggling there because it is hard and incrase straighten has we have received love and comfort and affection and forgiveness increase and mercy how does why we I really do believe that that's a work of the spirit right that he transforms our minds and our hearts with Gospel truths and enables us to are believers God's working for their good to you know he worked sir good in every season whether it's a proverbial winter or summer people and the beauty of who he was and who I was in light of him and so you know moving forward your riot it's choose business of Christ that cleanses us and so that's first and foremost the first thing that we need to be doing but what about like how and the only thing that moved me pass that which I struggled with that for years was when the Lord opened my eyes to the beauty of the gratitude having grateful hearts because we trust in God and I would say that we should be people that are noticeably marked by celebrating others while the as never for nothing and are suffering is never for nothing because like you said God is sovereign and he is good and he and then saying okay I'm done with you for a while now I gotta move over to this person he works all things for all of our good all the time right and that's a reason to celebrate you trust him and celebrate others well and celebrate their blessings and rejoice with them in maybe a winter season in our lives like Jesus for your joy for our ultimate eternal joy and also it's a joy that you will taste experience even now and you know we need to ask God to reveal to us what's actually going on in our hearts and to begin to root out that sin that's there and you're the list goes on and on it can be big things or it can be small things but I think that where humility comes and so you know that's kind of practical tip right choose to trust guide numb but we wanted to share some other kind of practical ways that we can rejoice with people is to ask them about the thing that they're celebrating you know like invite them ticket dinner or coffee and ask them to realizes that if you find yourself struggling in this area struggling to celebrate and rejoice with others the first thing we need to do is to pray and to repent yeah do we celebrate other people practically what does this look like and you know as I was thinking about this I think that one of the best ways how you about this exciting thing and be intentional you know ask them things like how have you seen God's faithfulness to you in your about asking and the next thing I would say is to pray for that person you know I think that a couple of really cool things God is working for our good in all things and so we don't need to compare because it doesn't do us any good to harbor jealousy because our good and loving bombed because nobody even asks you about it yeah it's like it's so not a big deal and that is really discouraging and disheartening because you know got uses those prayers to work in people's lives also what happens is prayer for other people changes our hearts to it's really thing to trust God and you know this makes me think of a book that I recently read on my road trip by Elizabeth Elliott and it's called suffering eh than the world lives in response if have this is all true right and we should be people who are noticeably marked by life as he's brought about this thing that you're celebrating Aspen with most excited about ask them what their most nervous about asked how he is working all things for his glory and Argh good all the time and so Christians should live and respond to circumstances differently you know flowing out of them and some other kind of points that I had is if you do recognize tendency in yourself to compare and compete with other that happens through prayer happens the repentance happens through coming to his word and allowing it to that mirror right shows us our sin and shows us the right disappoint courage them and celebrate with them even if it's not like a monumental thing you know just celebrate their faithfulness and just the love that you see taught you know it can go on and on and on the woman whose marriage has fallen apart might not know how to rejoice with the woman whose marriage is Straw hard to pray for somebody genuinely and be jealous or bitter toward them not say Jodoin Brown boundaries and stick to them like take away the temptation to look side to side for validation affirmation or be tempted to compare and compete happened we pray one God works through prayers and you know as we pray for people you know as we're praying for them in these new seasons his words so you can see and know who he is his character than better understand how he works because you really will find that his economy is and one other practical tip is kind of like what you were saying tried to be more interested in others right more than yourself how you can help and support them in whatever this new thing is an you know as I was thinking about this I was just thinking there is nothing more discouraged and and so you know what that might mean that you just need a break from social media so that you can focus on that burnable relationship so put up those and then the last thing I'd say is follow up with them you know don't don't just like do the coffee date and be like I've done my duty right now but like and me this is really about learning the art of asking good questions and I forgot where I heard this but something I pray before actually put all of this into practice yeah and you know I think when we're looking at okay now what do we do how do we apply this I think the first thing that we need to not one of scarcity but it's out of abundance and so I would pray and ask him to help you know that you are fully known and loved by God I think for that someone wants to celebrate Mamie they're just leading well I it's helpful to point out that fruit that we're seeing in their lives and relationships with others so you'll be able to generously love others and to celebrate others and then properly receive love and celebration in return can genuinely celebrate others yeah all of that so good so convicting so helpful and you know I love you when you're like so excited about something and then you get around people your friends and your family or whoever it may be and you're so saying about even just not if it's not just some big event right but going to people and like you said kind of calling out the areas where are you see fruit in their lives and you know I think that we forget just how meaningful and encouraging that can be done when we know and believe that were seen by the Lord and there's a lot of hard work that needs to happen before we much to go and say hey I saw you in the grocery store and I was just so impressed by how kind your Chil- put them send them attacks like hey how's it been going you know just let them know that you are there you want to walk through this you gotTa know I know this is my thing and not their thing but you want people to the excited with you want people to celebrate so practically I think just be intentional but I think I'm wondering are you words of affirmation is something that's beneficial for everyone I think so you know even if it's not a big me and I started crying right there in church and it's something so simple it's so easy to do that I mean it might feel awkward but it doesn't take that to those people I think of a three or four teachers that I had who called us out in me and say that it is in part because of them that I go to any sort of gathering is that the Lord would really help me to be a there you are person rather than a here I am person and that's good extreme and Sir just having a heart that is more interested in seeing others rather than being seen and again I think this is more easily yeah until someone does it for us you know I know that a few weeks ago at church a woman came up to me after and just read lots of scripture passages and we talked about a couple of favorite things so we will have all of those linked up in our show notes and you can find those at daily great there's you may find that you are kind of operating out of a place of scarcity so I would say ask the Lord to open your eyes to the beauty of the Gospel study adopt me and she just wanted to tell me that she had noticed an area of fruit in my life and she told me how encouraged her and she told me that she was praying for I think and I'm sure that this was convicting for a lot of you as well and I hope honestly not only convicting but also just and I truly do believe that that is when you'll be able to be confident in Christ and then you will be able to be humble in your the change our hearts for people as we pray for them and as we we thank God for what he's doing in their lives yes we celebrate those things with them encouraging to your heart as you see the abundance that God offers us and how we can how can love and live out of that infre- start with your family right saying I was like we can do that with our spouses right why do we intentionally point out you know the Lord's work in their lives or the the great tips I feel like I've got all these things just
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