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Fresh update on "weaver" discussed on Gary Jeff Walker
"Does that place I know you got to do something your own work over here. Good to be with you, Tommy really is. You know Aaron Sanchez gonna be an interesting guy? Maybe the exact opposite of what the Red saw yesterday and Luke Weaver. We were through really hard fastball to change it. Sanchez is a little bit more manageable from the speed of his fastball. But you're going to see a lot of off speed pitches change ups here and there. He's more of a going for we contact type of pitcher rather than a strikeout pitcher. How do you change that from weak contact, too strong contact against a guy like this? Well, you make him bring the ball up, and you'd be a little bit more selective in the stuff that you swing at. And I think the Reds where they started their offensive season. Maybe they could get back on that high horse and score a lot of runs. That would be great. They were averaging nine runs a game on the home sans changed a little. But on this road trip first pitch of the game on the way and Winker takes a fastball to high ball one. The count is one of nothing on Jesse Winker stands in hitting 500. He is six for 12 on the young season. Heads and Giants first of a three game. Syria's the Giants are red hot right now. Here's the wine. Sanchez brings it home and.
Viola Davis, One of the Greatest Actors of Our Time
"Welcome alex i. It's great to have you here to talk about viola. I'm so excited to hear your picks but first a little bit of background viola. When she won her first oscar for best supporting actress for fences and twenty seventeen. She became the first black person to win the so so-called triple crown of acting a competitive advantage emmy and tony award because of this in how omnipresent she's been over the last decade including her turn in the blockbuster period piece the help and as the shady complicated lawyer least keating in the long running series how to get away with murder. It might be easy to forget that. She has more than paid her dues to get where she's at. Now she graduated from juilliard in nineteen ninety-three and bounce between theater and screen throughout the rest of that decade by the early offs. She'd become a reliable supporting actor. Popping up in steven soderbergh movies like solaris and playing rations on the mom rule or the urban professional. She spoken candidly about how being dark skinned. Black woman has impacted her career like in this interview. She did with tina brown in twenty eighteen. I have a career that's probably comparable to meryl streep julianne moore. Let's sigourney weaver. They all came out of jail. They came out of juilliard. They came on nyu. They had the same path as me and yet i am nowhere near them. Not as far as money not as far as job opportunities. Nowhere close to
Fresh "Weaver" from Arizona's Morning News
"Paper. Now remove staples to read Copy paper is just 3 99 shop in store or pick up curbside that most stores and save biggest staples deter NAND Keach. Here it is. Hi. Today. 92. It'll be mostly sunny, a little breezy this afternoon Low tonight of 64 degrees. Tomorrow's high 90. They will see the mid eighties. Starting on Wednesday. Your weather is brought to you by Howard Air and it's time now for sports. Here's Luke Lipinski at the Parker and Sons, heating cooling, plumbing and electrical sports desk. PHOENIX Suns looking to make it two in a row tonight when they host Houston, the Sun's blew out The Wizard Saturday 1 34 1 of six. Now 37 15 this season exactly 20 games to go. Coverage tonight at 6 30 on ESPN. 6 20 Baseball. Arizona Shut out Cincinnati yesterday seven Nothing getting a dominant pitching performance from Luke Weaver carried a no hitter into the seventh inning. D'backs, now four and six. They started quick. Two games. Serious with the A's Tonight at Chase Field. First pitch 6 49 98 7 of them. Golfer Dickie Matsuyama makes history, becoming the first Japanese golfer ever to win the Masters and hockey. The Coyotes got shut out by Vegas yesterday one Nothing. Still just one point out of a playoff spot, though in the visit Colorado tonight at six. That's sports time. Luke Lipinski. Katie Our news. No, we're heading into the thirsty season. And here's a tip from a native Arizona. What you hydrate with matters Nothing quenches like delicious. Clean, pure water,.
Verse-Mapping the Bible with Kristy Cambron
"Welcome to the living room kristy cameron. I'm so glad that you have joined us today. How thanks for having me. I've been excited to come and visit. Yeah yeah you know your your name came across my desk. And and i thought i know that name and then i realized oh. She's all over the place in my kindle. You are just prolific fiction author. And i love. I love your rioting but it was so exciting to see that you're not only a fiction girl. You have a deep deep love for the word. And i am so excited to talk to you. About burst mapping and the new bible study bible. That's come out from zondervan and we tell us. How did you even get started in. Bursts mapping how did a fiction author tie. She's she's not only does jesus girl but she's a word girl. I love that question. It has a very long answer. Does fortunate we are that we are on a podcast conversation and we can talk through some of that. I would say I'm asked often. I would say it has more to do with the space of ministry that god calls you to as a storyteller burst is being a fiction author or nonfiction author or any number of things that you can do that. The lord has called me to the space of ministry from where art and history and faith intersex so that can look like a lot of things right. It can look like historical fiction and it has. I'm working on my eighth ninth and tenth novel so he looks like that but also just this great love of stories and storytelling and that for me has bridged across to nonfiction. Into verse mapping and somewhat. I didn't college I went to art school. So i'm art girl Not really good into drawing painting not that kind of art art research and research writing. So that's my background. And it's just this love of like. I said art and history and faith coming together in the ward saying once you start telling the stories that i want you to tell and just stepping stepping out if you will into that.
Fresh "Weaver" from Mike McConnell
"Of Redfield America. A good old fashioned storytelling show you won't find in Hollywood. Listen to Red Pilled America every week on my heart radio or wherever you listen to podcasts. It's forecast. We have clouds and start the day and east of town a little bit of Drizzle released out there too, But it will become Sonny for everybody with a high later on about 65 overnight tonight, down to 44 Tomorrow's nice, sunny and 67. Cools off a bit after that Wednesday, 62 with some sun and kind of stays like that through the weekend. Right now, 48. 48 degrees 700 wlw with the sports 700 WLW sport. Take its second. Thank you, Mayor. Thank you. Mikey. Luke Weaver, allowing just one hit over seven innings, fanning a D back. Shut out The red yesterday seven Nothing. Arizona taking two or three of the weekend. Siri Cincinnati's offense, managing just two hits off of D'backs pitching yesterday. Wade. Miley goes up against Aaron Sanchez. Tonight. Road trip continues first of three up against the Giants in San Francisco, Miley coming off his last start, he's feeling good, very, very satisfied. Very happy to get out and And make the pitch is that I was searching for. Obviously it helps when the offense went out and exploded.
Tiger Woods "awake" and "responsive" after surgery for injuries from crash
"After suffering serious orthopedic and leg injuries in a single car rollover crash in L. A. Technically it was an SUV. But I spoke with Dr Michael Weaver, chief of orthopedic trauma at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, who says they did emergency surgery on his muscle tissue. As well. The reports were that they had to release the fashion or the tissue covering the muscles of his leg. Oftentimes in a high energy injury, there could be swelling. And if the pressure inside the muscle builds up too much can A risk the blood supply to his leg and foot and so often in that situation, that tissue is released to release the pressure and that allow the blood to flow that suggest to you that he was in danger of losing his leg. I'm not sure that he was in danger of losing his leg, but I think it is an indication that this was a very severe injury. Human women's doctor Michael Weaver. Thank you for your time. He was going right into the O. R to perform a surgery when we caught up with them. Woods team issuing a statement saying Woods is awake, responsive and recovering one Oh, eight. Mona Rivera from Bloomberg. Good
Microsoft, EU publishers seek Australia-style news payments
"Microsoft announced it will partner with the european publishers council to develop a way for news outlets to get paid by tech gatekeepers microsoft calling for the eu to implement australian style arbitration determine the rates to pay for news content so microsoft coming in on the side of the government against google
Huawei unveils flagship foldable smartphone for China market
"Have another foldable phone. This one from wall way. Sarah tells all about it all right away. The made x. two which now holds the screen inside like the samsung galaxy. Fold rather than wrapping around the outside when you close it while we added a second six point. Four or five inch led ninety. Heard screen to the made to for you to use. It is folded. The inside foldable screen is eight inches. Twenty four by twenty display and the company says the mate x has less of an internal gap so it folds flatter than the galaxy full. So they're obviously making comparisons there. The screen folds into a waterdrop shape at the hinge when closed to prevent chrissy and and also breaking the made two launches but the android ten based. Em ui eleven. No google services but while we says it will be. One of the first device is upgraded to harmony os. That's always us in april. The made extra comes to china on february twenty fifth for seventy thousand nine hundred ninety nine one which is about two thousand seven hundred eighty five. Us dollars the announcement was conducted in mandarin nod. In english as is as it was in previous announcements and facts while we may run out of parts in q to even one if us trade restrictions do remain in place. Nick asia reported last week. That always told suppliers smartphone component orders would-be sixty percent lower than last year. Yes on the one hand we we see wah wah moving over to samsung's form factor On the other hand they are touting unimproved hinge that they say well. We've moved there because we've made it better but outside this is obviously targeted only domestically in china and We it's a question of even how many they could make to sell in china. Trevor have you been paying attention to this. Yeah i mean. I think if you're running out of chips the navy a good strategy would be to put out a phone. That's this expensive. You know you're not gonna sell now. Granted they they've probably been working on this for years but like that's going to help like how many people are going to spend twenty eight hundred dollars on a folding fund but it puts wall in a position where they're innovating on this new form factor. And personally. I think that the the full actually works really well. Because you don't have that sort of lopsided gap that you do in other foldables while way is playing out the clock here. They're they're hoping they can find a way out of this and they just wanna keep making models. They sold off on her but they do not want to sell off while way itself which would be the only other way out of this but if the. Us doesn't budge. Which doesn't look like it's going to. I'm not sure how long they can go. Obviously not longer than q two if things stay exactly the way they are now. Well the the foldable itself looks pretty nice guy. I didn't watch the entire announcement again in mandarin but the subtitles. I can follow along pretty well but it does look at least you know when someone standing on stage telling you about specs. It looks to be very nice When it's you know when it's when it's being used in tablet form You got a nice little eight inch screen when you've when it's when it's folded but you can still use it as a phone kind of block easy but i think for anyone who's like yeah but i have multiple devices and one that makes sense. It does seem pretty sturdy. One thing i did like about it was that they said that it was waited on one side and it reminded me a lot of the e-readers in adel put more weight on. What side because it's a more natural way to hold the device when you're holding it open so i think that's something that hopefully other foldables will adopt. Because they're sort even because they're trying to distribute the parts evenly across the
Spotify to test paid podcast subscriptions this spring via new Anchor feature
"The anchor podcast hosting platform partnered with wordpress to turn written content directly into podcasts. No more sarah tom. We'll just be right at all wordpress and pushing it out. That way anchor will also podcasts. Creators more easily at video directly into podcasts similar to functionality that spotify gives musicians anchor also getting into integrated polls qna features.
Spotify Announces CD-Quality, Lossless Audio Streaming Tier 'Spotify HiFi'
"Spotify made several announcements at its stream on event. Haven't had one of those a couple years The big announcement spotify. Hi fi come into select markets later this year no details yet but promising lossless cd quality streaming spotify says. It'll be priced competitively with other high quality audio streaming tears. So what do we know. Well that means probably around twenty dollars a month spotify ten dollars a month now for three hundred twenty kilobits per second title offers. What is often considered lossless at one thousand four hundred eleven kilobits per second with three sixty reality audio in dolby atmos and such for twenty dollars a month so spotify added ten dollars a month onto it's base package for hi-fi that would make it about the same as title spotify is working with speakers to make sure it'll be compatible with your most common high-quality speakers out there
Republican strategist Steve Schmidt resigns from anti-Trump Lincoln Project amid scandals
"Run by prominent Republicans now in controversy. Fox's David Sponge, the Lincoln Project raised roughly $90 million since it's inception in 2019 Steve Schmidt announced Friday he stepping down John Weaver. He is in serious trouble after 21 men told The New York Times that he said sexually explicit text messages and, in some cases, promised jobs and other access in exchange for sex. Next Lincoln project leaders saying they were
Interview With Founder And CEO Of Cybersecurity startup, 6clicks
"Hello and welcome to muscat. Etv cly this morning. We're going to be joined by anthony. Stevens found the ncaa of six. This rise five million dollars. So we'll found out. Sort of the six clicks story and what they're gonna do with the money and then we're going to be crossing to the us. How should be logging in Greg ostrovsky at who is the original. Ti guys at don mx and stephen elliott program bonds president with day. Say so we're going to be looking at their application late security and then get some epic market insights from they say is wells but let me bring in anthony stevens search and founder of six anthony. Thanks for joining us. Thanks chris grads vanish wonderful and it was not so easy to get you on as well so i appreciate you coming on Five million dollars. What are you gonna do with it. Now let's start with them. It's quite a bit. We can have a really. Let's let's start with six clicks the platform that you put together and Yeah then now once you sort of rising the top of money. It sounds lucky. Ready to to expand out in the way fan at six backing twenty nine saying Mission was to was to build a technology platform to help businesses with risk and compliance particularly around Major issues locks obscurity privacy. So we did that. What mike sue platform particularly unique is the fact that it's been designed to be used by vases as well so We had a fantastic twenty twenty securing a number of partnerships with some of the biggest names in town saab pure security. A number of Oversight weaver is rice capital now to to global expansion. Is this your first rice. Is it like a series. I or is it privately. Funded years privately-funded. We've raised To win a million becca july last year so we sort of saw that as as precede round so you could call this a lodge saved around or early series. I am not as there's lots of different is described as things but yeah so it was probably founded. We were we were subscribed within a wake side Fantastic support and kids coming incentive pickle interested to invest and get part of what we're doing one of the taglines in the media release was on your whites becoming a unicorn. How has your you'll night is that just a pi. We'd been something in there. I think looking we've got. We've wasted a huge amount of opportunity here as amazing. I think it's way proudly as buys to and supporting the innovation sector in sort of technology around the world Uh think if we continue as we are we've got we've got every shot and i think is You know those sorts of aspirational goals I only have Up sawed in my experience you modest well shoot for those things and if you will join you probably doing pretty well to look at ways. Six has come from because it is a pretty good story. Considering launched in a few years ago twenty teens. So yeah that took a story the platform what you're doing and yet and then there's a bit of here is will. Yeah so we Sipa fully sort of founded a business at the start of twenty nine saying we spent most of the twenty nine saying period in product development developing us strategy looking at the market. Where can where we wanted to focus. launched up product in the market basically around christmas time. Twenty nine saints the twenty twenty and as we all know why I wake or ten weeks later. We were we were into And during that period. I think we Fantasies into position where we really need to focus. And we focused on the saab security improv. Assi market is i Big area of focus ferguson and looked and said the largest plasma successful plaza and the highest profile applies in that market not identified united. The locks of Security trust wide number of allah's Focused on establishing ships with is organizations to help them streamline This livery model. But also the provide technology today clause to help their clot sweets uplifting. Saab security Themselves that proved very successful for assaulted and thus partnerships were suitable september last year. And from there we've just with tons of demand and set up offices in the aci which is in the us as well. We've come from top full fem. Which obviously gave you that market in saw your sounds like a very well connected as well. So that's obviously helped. You already had those relationships moving forward so they kind of knew what you were doing. Yeah yeah i was. I was only pot. Chief digital officer at kpmg in my job was to think about the intellectual property across the fame. Likely globally and hal. We would back into software as a way to provide innovation to clients. And i guess that experience i and Appointed you around science technology. Lock zero has done for the canning industry where businesses use zero as an accounting system. But i also engage with it accountants to help them in that process on the same platform and it became clear to me that we needed when they did something like that. For risk compliance and helping organizations and advises shift off united spreadsheets and word documents. And stuff like that. So
Leonardo DiCaprio's Malibu beach house was once decorated with 'Titanic' towels and a poster, celebrity designer says
"All right. Let's move onto leonardo dicaprio now. Is he the king of the world. But maybe not the king of decor yeah okay celebrity interior designer making weaver. Who once worked for. Leo told the behind the velvet rope. Podcast that she stayed at his beach house years ago. It was decorated with titanic theme. She said the roads towels posters all those some of them But somehow some way. This was still very tasteful Cheesy awesome we. What if i made that much money from a show. I made that much money from daily house. The data but i think sometimes you collect so much from a movie. My gathered all the and his mom or someone. You know what god of this in the garage. You don't just put in your extra. And maybe that's what they did. Yes tells with your face on it and all these things like to myself i would you know would use his trust me would not be like wanting to wipe my face staring at my face again and then looking in the mirror but like oh it's not your house guest gaffes as a reminder who built this is where are you saying you've forgotten this is what is that accent you brought that up. I don't know
Navigating These Troubled Times with Mary DeMuth
"Well hey there my friends. I am just so honored that you chose to tune in to the podcast today. One of my favorite things about this format is that we get to talk about important topics with people who have a lot of wisdom and today is no exception in fact. I'll tell you what. I've really been looking forward to talking to mary booth because she has insight into some of the hot topics that that honestly it's hard to have conversations around and today we're gonna talk about the importance of prayer and living biblically knowing the word of god so that it shapes our lives but then we navigate the emotionally charged often deeply divided world in which we live even in the church. I love it when god brings people across your path that you've admired from a distance but you get to meet in person and you think oh my word. They're even cooler than i thought. And mary demuth you or one of those people i just so appreciate your heart for jesus your generosity to people in your willingness to speak truth god's truth when sometimes it's difficult to here and We're going to be kind of delving into that but we're also going to be talking about your new book. Pray every day. But there's so many things i can't wait to talk to you about mary. Demuth welcome to the living room. Hey it is great to be in your living room in its cozy here. I love it. I love it your cyber living room exactly kind of a virtual living room where you located at mary. I'm in north texas near dallas awesome awesome. And i'm so we're just almost next door neighbors. I'm in. i'm just above you in montana. So several thousand miles away down the lane. That's right that's right will marry has just has had a voice in the christian women Round for so many years author of forty two books and her newest one is pray every day. which is i. Am i right to assume that that kind of came out of the your podcast. It did exactly I my podcast is almost three years old now and it's a very simple format. I read scripture. And then i pray it's about five minutes long And what prairie day is is one of the things i wanted to do is explore the actual prayers of the bible and This is a ninety day devotional. There's a little more than ninety prayers in the bible. Not much more. And so it was really fun to add. Never really seen that explored before says really fun to explore. What are the verse of the bible. And then what does that mean for me. And how do. I move forward in prayer. And what do i. What can i learn about prayer every single day for ninety days. That may change my prayer life. That's so beautiful it's a. It's a lovely book in so approachable. What do you think you know as you spent that time looking at the of the bible. What were some of the main things you learned about prayer. Well i think there's so many different types of prayers and one of the ones that i really appreciate is the lament psalms These are prayers of lament and they go through a very specific format And the fun thing about in a lament psalms it starts with y y y all this bad stuff happening and then it ends with reminding ourselves of the goodness of god. And that's been a really nice pattern for me to follow particularly when the world fell apart We can lament their scriptural foundation for doing that. It's okay to say. I don't understand it's okay to say where are you got. This is all part of the prayer life that we can have. That's so beautiful. You really do love that about the lord that he doesn't ask us to tidy up our prayers before we come but to pour out our hearts. And i i think sometimes we're afraid to be honest about where we're at why. Why do you think that is well logically. It doesn't make any sense. Because if god is omniscient he already knows and so why would we try to hide it from him. It's not gonna work. But i think we don't do it because we're afraid and i also think we don't really understand the relational aspect of god prayer is not a transactional thing. It's actually a relational thing. And so god is always pursuing us in relationship and when we pray were simply having a conversation with him and when we don't pray then we are not having a conversation with him so it's important that we just. He knows it all ready. And we're not gonna take them by surprise by telling them. This really hurts. This is confusing to me and the reason that we do it and the reason god wants us to do it is that he wants to be with us in relationship when we are going through stress and trauma. Yeah i and. I think that's a thing that we forget is is that he really is god with us and for me. You know god's just kind of doing something new in my prayer life that. I've actually been praying for years and it's that that it would become more real and more vibrant in one of the simple little things that has changed. Prayer from me is to consciously come into his presence you know. Sometimes i just pull out my prayer. I do my prayer. I do everything. I read my bible and then you know god bless dinner and all of that and i don't really realize the privilege that i've been given and we've been given to come into the very throne room of heaven. How has praying every day. Change that aspect for you. I think it's been more of even though god is holy holy holy and i i remember him such. There's a a deeper camaraderie. That comes the more i prayer. Pray and the more. I understand that this is real and like you said just imagining it or thinking of it is. This is a privilege and this is real. And i'm in god's presence right now and he has that word with is really powerful. We just jumped off of a season of Of christmas and advent and that word whisk emmanuel god with us is such a powerful word. And i think we lost a little bit of that. It's not about us trying to perform christian louis. It's about us being disciple by jesus.
Young men accuse Lincoln Project co-founder of harassment
"Lincoln Project co founder and top Republican strategist, John Weaver has been accused of sending the wrong kind of online messages to young men. The New York Times reporting John Weaver, who worked on the presidential campaigns of John McCain and John Casey, allegedly sent unsolicited and sexually provocative messages to young men online. Sometimes offering to help them get work in politics, according to the report. The Times, citing interviews with 21 men, including Cole Trickle Millais, who told the Times the messages began in 2015 when he was 14 years old. A B C's Andrew Dember
Rest Now with Kelly Balarie
"Hey there my sweet sweet fran. Kelly larry welcome to the living room. Hey joanna i'm so happy to be chilling on the couch with you from a distance but out together and i'm really happy to be here today. I'm telling you what we're we're abiding by all the social distancing what is it about two three thousand miles. We're snoopers kaushal distance masks but we are still distance right. Those you're in florida right. We knew i'm actually out carolina now. But i'm still south. You're very south than i'm in montana. So yes but you know what i love most about you is it feels like every time we talk. It just feels like you're right there in the room with me i just. I'm so grateful for your friendship. My friend. I know that. I'm not alone in loving you. Joanna i if we had an audience. Have everybody clapped for joanna. We all love in that includes You're touching currier. You're such her well. I couldn't wait to get you on. Because i'm holding your beautiful new book in my hand. Rest now seven ways to say no set boundaries and sees joy and we. We have been kind of journeying together. You've been holding my hand as i walk through my book project and In here all of a sudden is this gorgeous book that guide just birth through you in so many ways and so it's been fun to have kind of a little bit of a front row seat but what really inspired you to write this book. Rest now you know joanna earlier part of my life Pre-college i was the oldest is six kids and i had this really super over responsible personality where i thought i was mother to everyone and needed to keep my family together and make sure everyone went the right way and just manage everyone's world and so It almost felt like wasn't going to be okay. Unless i was managing it and i actually developed eating disorder because it was trying to be everything to everyone and ultimately i did not know who i was. I didn't even like myself. I lost myself through this whole mentality. That's kind of the intensive rest over time. I found jesus praise god. I was healed eating disorder but the flip side of the coin. I had these time periods. Where i was like going to be with god. I'm just going to sit with him and do nothing. And then i was like okay. Wait a minute this is not rest either. Like i didn't have peace. Like what is this thing all about. you know. So the book about rest now is really a journey into spirit led rest. And it's about connecting to the heart of god right when we think about the vine being connected to the vine abiding through christ it's how to activate that kind of life style on the daily basis and this is my story. I love that. I love that because you the reality is we are people with responsibilities and god has made us like that in fact. He says that he's created us to do good works in yet. Boy it is so easy to live from that place of striving rather than abiding. What what would you say is probably the biggest lesson that you've learned about the rest that god wants to give us you know. I think one of the worst things in life is to be anyone other than who god created you to be and for a large portion of my life. I felt i had to work hard to get things or to be more to show myself. You know a better performer. Were more beautiful or having that perfect house and the beauty of rest. Is it really strips. Back the curtain on a lot of bats striving an in that place of rest as i sit with god and understand his heart. I can see man. He love me. For what i do. He loves me for who. I am in christ and when you can realize how powerfully loved you are in christ and who you are. In christ you begin to uncover the reality and the power and the identity of who you are. There's almost nothing that can stop your full of life your content your keys. That's really the fullness knowing who god created you to be and then you can take that out and love people authentically versus needing something from them like i need. I need you need me. I want you to want me. And you'll that from people and that doesn't feel like law that feels like something operating from another realm but rest is the recovery of self that healing of self through the biblical truths of christ when we invite him in
"weaver" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"Joanna weaver episode forty. Do you feel god calling you to step up and step out in ministry. But you don't know where to begin or has got already entrusted you with the leadership position but maybe a little discouraged or or you don't know how to stewart the gift or navigate the conflicts that often come with influence. Will i think you're gonna love today's episode as i talk with author and church consultant haiti. Call as well as my own daughter. Jessica katie kiss all source of wisdom to how to handle difficult conversations navigates seasons in ministry as well as develop the emotional intelligence that we need to lead effectively but also love what she says about the sticky floor that we often create ourselves that holds us back and there's so.
Early Mammals Had Social Lives, Too
"Six million years ago a group of small mammals huddled in a borough in. What's now montana. They were good diggers most likely furry and petite. They could sit comfortably in the palm of your hand. I mean if you saw them running around today you probably think it looks like a small rodent of some sort like a chipmunk or or a a mouse or or something like that lucas. Weaver is a mammal paleobiologist at the university of washington. These little creatures didn't belong to any of the three main mammal groups on the planet today. Which are the placental. Mammals like us monitoring like the platypus and marsupials like koalas and kangaroos. Instead they belong to another now. Extinct group called the multi to berkowitz their teeth. Is what really distinguishes them from. From any other group of mammals they have these really bizarre molars with these multiple bumps on on the teeth which is where they get their name. Multi typically it just means many bumps. weaver in his colleagues have studied the fossilized skulls and skeletons of these animals dug up in montana. And they've given him a name. Philippe amis prime. Mavis friendly or neighborly mouse. The details are in the journal. Nature ecology and lucien. Weaver says drought or climate. Change may have killed the animals though. It's hard to be sure. But the critters were fossilized together in ways that suggest they sought out each other's company. That's a big deal because it's commonly thought that social behavior didn't arise in mammals until after the death of the dinosaurs. Ten million years after these smokers hung out together the narrative for decades his been that mammals that were living during the dinosaurs were mostly solitary rat like creatures that were kind of scuttling the night under the foot of dinosaurs. In so the fact that we're finding these multi berkeley mammals totally unrelated ancient group mammals. That's apparently exhibiting social behavior means that this was probably not uncommon among these early mesozoic mammals. And it kind of changes. The narrative of sociology is somehow unique to placental mammals. Even today social behavior is relatively rare among mammals but these findings suggest the need for company in some mammalian species is an ancient
"weaver" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"For us in offered. So away in heaven where we will feel welcomed forever ago in your son's precious name that we pray. Amen amen amen. Thank you so much for being with us. Karen people need people. That's just the way god made us. But in order to really connect on a heart level. We've got to be intentional. And i'm asking god to give me. The kind of is bit harrick. Karen as is that look below the surface of what i can see in really hear what that person knees and a heart that actually cares enough to take action in small meaningful ways you can learn more about carrying eamon and her wonderful books over at joanna. Weaver books dot com forward slash zero for eight. And you'll also find a special gift. Thanks printable that. I've made for your thanksgiving table. All you have to do is click and there you got it. It's yours speaking of thanksgiving. Wow i just want you to know how grateful i am. It means so much more than i can say that you tune in and listen to these episodes and then i could hear from you on social media about what god's talking to you i love the fact that we are sisters matter where we live in the world we are the family of god and we can reach out and and our one another on toward levin good deeds courage one another to just press into jesus and press close to one another so that we can live we can love and we can leave like our precious jesus did we'll have a wonderful thanksgiving my friend you're gonna be on the top of my gratitude list have a good day..
True Christian Hospitality with Karen Ehman
"Me. I've always just a pastor's wife so you know you would think with the resume that hospitality should just come easy. And i had a mother who was amazing at hospitality even though she worked fulltime job My memories are so full of our house. You know not only having people over for dinner but literally. My parents opening their homes for people who needed a place to live for a while. We used to call it gustafsen home for wayward boys and girls. I love that and there was just this open armed like we knew if someone needed a place to say even today even though my parents are much older i know that if someone really needs somewhere to stay that my parents have an extra room and would be happy to have them and so that spin just a part of their life which i would just imagine. You should have become part of my dna. But it doesn't come as easy to think that this that hospitality in that open armed approach to life. Is that a a personality type or a spiritual gift or something that we all need to cultivate. Why definitely think certain personalities tend to have an easier. Go of it. I definitely think it is a spiritual gift however not off the hook if we don't have the personality or we don't have the spiritual gift of hospitality because you know in the bible. We are told to practice hospitality. And when you look into the greek rendering of the word it's written as a command. It's not a suggestion. It's not a a sentence that best translated now. If you decide to offer has to do it this way you know. We are all told the practice hospitality and so. I don't think that it's something that we're exempt from. However i think if we can learn to have the right perspective about it it can be something that all of us can do. Because what's happened. Joanna is that the world has tainted what we think of hospitality. We look at what. The world says entertaining. Is you know which is having people to impress them with your fancy stuff in your gourmet food big house and all of those things we see on. Hgtv and i'm not knocking hdtv right. I love watching it. I'll ride but we need to learn to use those decorating websites those fixer upper shows. And all that as a resource rather than try to mimic them the lifestyle. And think that if we don't have gourmet food and a lovely redecorated house than we can't practice hospitality entertaining. What the world entertaining puts the emphasis on you in impressing others. Hospitality puts the emphasis on your guests and seeks to refresh them. Not impress them when they are in your home. It's it's about them not about you. Say about your stuff about your your food about your home. It's about them and how they feel when when there with you and the person who i reached out to me with welcome with my pastor's wife and they lived in a very old church parsonage that hadn't been redecorated in years. She used to feed me. Warmed up creamed chipped beef over day old bread. That had been into toast because that's what her family was having their eating leftovers that night. But you know what it tasted like. A gourmet feast when i was with her. Because i really didn't care about the food. I really didn't care about the house. I cared about how i felt. And i wish i could quote properly who i. I heard say that you know people will never forget how you made them feel. And that's what has battalions. It's making them feel wanted and welcomed and really listening to them as they speak. It doesn't matter it doesn't it doesn't have anything to do with your home your
"weaver" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"Well i am so happy to have caring eamon with today. She's in new york times bestselling author speaker with <unk> thirty ministries she writes for encouragement today and has an online devotional that reaches over four million women daley she's authored fifteen bucks and i'm really excited to talk about your newest book. Karen reachout gather in. Can you kind of tell us what brought you to this book. And what's the what's the heart behind it. Sure and thanks so much for having me. It's just great to be with you today. Well i grew up in a home. I had a mom who was just so giving and so loving but had a very different personality than me. She's pretty quiet and shy. And you know. I'm one of these people. That's at the party with lamp shade on my head and i have always talking <hes>. In so i didn't the same kind of personality that she had. But there was one aspect of her behavior that i just really wanted to emulate and that was the fact that she had this philosophy in life. That if you ever felt like things weren't going your way and your circumstances had you down that you always need to remember that. There's somebody out there. Has it worse off than you. So go find that person and make their day and in some strange way. It makes sure as well and i just saw her live this out. I just saw her a very others. Centered person a very welcoming person. And as i grew up in became a christian as a teenager. I saw that my goodness she got this from the bible. You know she was a believer and i i saw that. That's how the lord calls us to live to not be so self-focused always thinking what's in it for me but to be somebody who tries to reach out in and tries to look for that person and notice that person who leased expects to be seen <hes>. Wow that's so powerful and so needed in this time. i think maybe it's personality taibbi. It's just the time we're in but it's just so easy to become self focused. I don't think we mean to but it's just like it's easy to believe that the world revolves around us. Has it come naturally to you to be other centered. Sometimes it has. I would honestly say with others outside my family it acts. I'm pretty good at reaching out to others and putting others first and you know trying to keep them happy or make them happy and make them feel that sometimes within my four walls of a little more difficult you know. I think that we all know. Sometimes family brings out the worst us and sometimes i wonder if that's just because you know our friends and coworkers neighbors you know. They have a choice whether or not they want to hang around us or whether or not. They're gonna like us that our family have no choice right so sometimes we let our bad behavior just kind of bubble up to the surface and we bent on them. Because you know they're not going anywhere they're stuck with us right so i would say it comes pretty naturally with other people outside my home but i have to work on a little more with people inside my home. That's where i tend to be more selfish. Yeah well and we're living in this world right now where you know. I think with covid and everything. We're not able to gather and we've been. I wonder sometimes we were so busy beforehand that maybe we didn't have time together. What are you hearing from people when it comes to this idea of connecting in a deeper way and becoming others focused. I think covid has really changed. Things i know before. It seems like sometimes we would gross about hamanaka gotta go to that meeting church. You know i've got to go to another soccer game. You know even though my child rather gets in the game. He kinda rides the bench. But i've gotta go and be the good mom and we kinda groused about those impersonal things and we tended to gravitate more to our phones. You know we get addicted to our phones and we have them always with us in in our pocket and we can let them easily divert us from the real life happening in front of our faces. But i think in a weird way for me and for people that i'm close to. It's kind of switch things now. We're kind of tired of screens. Were tired of being on zoom meetings. We're tired of only getting you know our human interaction through the face of our phone or over screen as we work at home or whatever and now we're kind of craving those in person meetings we we had. I'm in michigan and michigan has opened. I think much more slowly than a lot of the rest of the country but we did have <hes>. Some friends over outdoors. Socially distanced had our masks on came over for just a little cookout. And i remember when they last just crying thinking what a blessing that was to hang out with our friends and to talk to them to see them face to face even though it was in our backyard and we had our lawn chairs kind of spread out from each other. But i used to take that for granted. And when i had another invitation to a high school graduation had already been to seven the ear. I'm like i don't wanna go. I'm tired of people and now yeah. I missing people. Missing people sell its <unk>. Flip-flopped a little bit the the in person interaction and the the screen time or the screen interaction touching screens. I think we're spending so much time now touching screens that we miss actually touching lives.
Reach Out and Gather In with Karen Ehman
"Well i am so happy to have caring eamon with today. She's in new york times bestselling author speaker with thirty ministries she writes for encouragement today and has an online devotional that reaches over four million women daley she's authored fifteen bucks and i'm really excited to talk about your newest book. Karen reachout gather in. Can you kind of tell us what brought you to this book. And what's the what's the heart behind it. Sure and thanks so much for having me. It's just great to be with you today. Well i grew up in a home. I had a mom who was just so giving and so loving but had a very different personality than me. She's pretty quiet and shy. And you know. I'm one of these people. That's at the party with lamp shade on my head and i have always talking In so i didn't the same kind of personality that she had. But there was one aspect of her behavior that i just really wanted to emulate and that was the fact that she had this philosophy in life. That if you ever felt like things weren't going your way and your circumstances had you down that you always need to remember that. There's somebody out there. Has it worse off than you. So go find that person and make their day and in some strange way. It makes sure as well and i just saw her live this out. I just saw her a very others. Centered person a very welcoming person. And as i grew up in became a christian as a teenager. I saw that my goodness she got this from the bible. You know she was a believer and i i saw that. That's how the lord calls us to live to not be so self-focused always thinking what's in it for me but to be somebody who tries to reach out in and tries to look for that person and notice that person who leased expects to be seen Wow that's so powerful and so needed in this time. i think maybe it's personality taibbi. It's just the time we're in but it's just so easy to become self focused. I don't think we mean to but it's just like it's easy to believe that the world revolves around us. Has it come naturally to you to be other centered. Sometimes it has. I would honestly say with others outside my family it acts. I'm pretty good at reaching out to others and putting others first and you know trying to keep them happy or make them happy and make them feel that sometimes within my four walls of a little more difficult you know. I think that we all know. Sometimes family brings out the worst us and sometimes i wonder if that's just because you know our friends and coworkers neighbors you know. They have a choice whether or not they want to hang around us or whether or not. They're gonna like us that our family have no choice right so sometimes we let our bad behavior just kind of bubble up to the surface and we bent on them. Because you know they're not going anywhere they're stuck with us right so i would say it comes pretty naturally with other people outside my home but i have to work on a little more with people inside my home. That's where i tend to be more selfish. Yeah well and we're living in this world right now where you know. I think with covid and everything. We're not able to gather and we've been. I wonder sometimes we were so busy beforehand that maybe we didn't have time together. What are you hearing from people when it comes to this idea of connecting in a deeper way and becoming others focused. I think covid has really changed. Things i know before. It seems like sometimes we would gross about hamanaka gotta go to that meeting church. You know i've got to go to another soccer game. You know even though my child rather gets in the game. He kinda rides the bench. But i've gotta go and be the good mom and we kinda groused about those impersonal things and we tended to gravitate more to our phones. You know we get addicted to our phones and we have them always with us in in our pocket and we can let them easily divert us from the real life happening in front of our faces. But i think in a weird way for me and for people that i'm close to. It's kind of switch things now. We're kind of tired of screens. Were tired of being on zoom meetings. We're tired of only getting you know our human interaction through the face of our phone or over screen as we work at home or whatever and now we're kind of craving those in person meetings we we had. I'm in michigan and michigan has opened. I think much more slowly than a lot of the rest of the country but we did have Some friends over outdoors. Socially distanced had our masks on came over for just a little cookout. And i remember when they last just crying thinking what a blessing that was to hang out with our friends and to talk to them to see them face to face even though it was in our backyard and we had our lawn chairs kind of spread out from each other. But i used to take that for granted. And when i had another invitation to a high school graduation had already been to seven the ear. I'm like i don't wanna go. I'm tired of people and now yeah. I missing people. Missing people sell its Flip-flopped a little bit the the in person interaction and the the screen time or the screen interaction touching screens. I think we're spending so much time now touching screens that we miss actually touching lives.
"weaver" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"To the living room. Podcast with joanna. Weaver episode forty seven. Well you guys. It is november twenty twenty and we are still in the middle of this wild season this global pandemic depending on where you live in the united states or even around the world you may be back in quarantine and how can i just say. I'm sorry. I know this is such a hard time because it really affects the way that we relate to each other in the way we connect. That's exactly what. I'm really excited about this conversation that i have today with karen eamon. She is a multi book author. An incredible woman who loves people in loves jesus and today she's gonna offer practical ways that we can reach out and connect with each other.
Digital anthropology with Genevieve Bell
"I think i think many of us when when we actually think of technical systems we think of the modern digital technologies but technical systems. They've been around weavers an awful long time they have. And it's nice to get to talk to you. And per james and often when i start conversations not usually podcast but other conversations. I'd stop by actually acknowledging. I am and that's partly a story about an older technical system are today. I'm sitting on the lands of the wall and nambi people. I don't want to pay my respects to the eldest pasta present and to acknowledge that this compensation will be listened to on the lands of traditional owners and traditional elders all over the world. I wanna pay my respects to them to and from a pot of acknowledging the place where you're standing with the place where you're starting is whenever i want to think about technical systems or about build a future all telling stories about the future. I like to imagine that most of those stories didn't come out of nowhere right. They start somewhere with someone. And i'm lucky enough to live these days in a country where humans have been building technical systems. Well first closest forever as we can probably get so. There are technical systems in australia. That died back. Forty sixty thousand years. And i was thousand years. Yeah absolutely humans deliberately creating structures that changed the world in order to create different kinds of experiences. I was lucky enough. Two years ago to go visit one. I in a town called warrener was on the new south wales queensland border. So you're thinking of a map of australia. Go two thirds of the way up mostly to the right and the river system and there's a place where a large riba abandons basically and on that band there are a series of stone. Fish whiz archaeologists argue. About how old they are. But the running argument somewhere between four to forty thousand years old in either instance that makes them some of the oldest human built technical structures in the world and these are deliberate right. They extend columbia in distance. Downriver they are a series of stone u-shaped pens that were built to contain the fishes. The water moves up in flows down that river in the fish. Move up that are filters the fish. Basically in flow of their series of fish fish traps all they built like fishnets. That is the origin story of the one of the ancestors decided to build a stone. Fish nets they will lost photographed in use in the nineteen teens So a system that is thousands if not tens of thousands of years in the making it suggests incredibly on robust understanding of hydrology of fish behavior. These have been carefully tended and curated over seasons and he is in decades and they were not built for the sake of them are. They weren't because someone said got some startling lying around. We should do something with that comes from quite some distance. It's dry stone. If you know anything about that. Kind of technology said dry stone walls familiar. I suspect in your part of the world as mine and they were utilized with complicated social patents about who tended them who will job to the fish but ultimately what they was in the service of doing multiple nations to gather on the banks of that river and trade conduct rituals exchange information a human at scale and so he has this system that says the humans that lived in that place on the stood stone but amsterdam hydrology. They understood the behaviors of fish. And i thought about people and human society. And so whenever i think about technical systems in my now life twenty-first-century like to hold that idea in the back of my head that it is possible to build technical systems. That are not just technologies right. They are systems of knowledge. They are ways of understanding the environment ways of making sense all the end supporting human behavior and that those things don't have to be At all to each other they can actually exist as a system of systems. And so it's kind of this powerful image that sits in the back of my head most is not that system if it lasted that long forty thousand plus years then they have been managing it. I guess you mean they're they're also iterating it. Because the absolutely there's evidence of that system evolving and growing over time expanding and contracting in terms of where the storms will being moved. And of course it's also system that existed through a period of european colonization of australia so when europeans i turned up in that set of river valleys in the eighteen eighteen twenties. They sold the ways. They knew that average won't people had fish there by the time. The townships built there later in that century Europeans took some of the rocks out of the river because they were smooth and well shaped and use them to make the foundations of the towns nearby. Thus both changing the way that system work but also taking some of that knowledge and in some ways inserting it into a whole although structure and in the meantime new concrete ways will put on that river to redirect the water so that it could be used for shipping and that sort of changed those systems. but no. you're absolutely right. That's a period of time. So thirty ten thousand years forty thousand years multiple changes in global environment such that people would have had to have thought differently and continued to write and evolved that system and work out what worked and then they were willing to change and how to go about changing it and i think you know for me. I don't know about you to. I've spent a long time silicon valley and it's been a long time around engineers and the notion of site someone right. Here's the thing that system you'll building. I need to get at least ten thousand years out of it. Forty would be excellent but tanzi bottom is other than stewart brands long now foundation. I can't think of that. Many people who are thinking on a ten thousand horizon for a technical system given given that we've we've done those can achieve those kinds of technical systems of those kind of periods of time on scale given the frustrations with with how many the systems we're dealing with the developing six silicon valley valet or in the digital sphere. That feels frustration. Feels were not building stuff with that kind of sam. Not we're not just diligence but thoughtfulness and consideration for how. It's going to do what it wants to should be doing. In the beginning we do. Also i think we have not necessarily thought about technology inside those other relationships and responsibilities. Right when i sort of may one of the things about these fish traps in war and other systems like them is that they want just about starting right. This is not olympics oriented system. We have a phone system. It's not that right. It was designed with the intention of supporting human activity in known human activity and things that mattered and it was designed into the environment rather than pretending that it didn't exist with a blank slate right so there's a. I'm not sure that we miss the ball. I think it's that we allow ourselves to imagine different starting point and we haven't always thought about technologies that way you look back at multiple points in the history of the west in the history of technologies globally. We've often been willing to imagine. That would different starting points and didn't always start with. Oh have this technology. What will we do with it. It often started with this thing. We should look at how to do better. Or i think being trying to think about having a soul or or attention we need to resolve. And we're going to put technology in the middle to resolve it.
"weaver" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"Joanna Weaver episode 46. Well whenever I hear the colleague Earth has a new book coming out. I can't wait to talk to her because I don't know about you guys, but her writing always touches me in such a profound way in our loud. Look at me world Holly's a calm voice that really cuts through the noise and helps me look at life differently. And in today's episode we're going to talk about a new book the powerful purpose of introverts why the world needs you to be you are you an introvert or do you prefer less stimulating environments and get recharged by spending time alone, or are you more of an extrovert someone who loves stimulating environments and gets recharged birth? Being around lots of people no matter.
"weaver" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"Have to bring into what's going on in the world has like a C kill seven. I was like that stairs. But I I pray into it in that way and then if it's a big decision that I'm making in my life, there's two levels of of kind of checks and balances. So I always go to my husband and ninety percent of the time. He he's the one who goes let me pray about it. Pray about it. Okay, great. Let's go every once in a while. Like I talked about in this book this this was the first time for us where I said the Lord saying something in my husband said, but he didn't say when to do it. So it kind of put a delay on things and we had to wrestle through that together. So I take it to my boss. And and then I instead of talking to my friends about it. I pray and ask the Lord if it's something I should do. Could he confirm it through a friend? That'd be great. But if it's something I shouldn't do could he please send trusted women who love the Lord to say? This might sound crazy but I feel like the Lord told me to tell you x y and see and the longer I live the more he does that. So that's how they're praying to it. I love that and and I love that you were willing to take the hard words that your friend gave you, you know to be told that you're sick because you were disobedient. I think a lot of us. We do not invite that kind of honesty. You know, we just want someone to commiserate with us and tell us how wonderful we are, you know, and when really he's if we I just keep thinking I'm writing a new book on trusting God and I I'm like Lord, why why why do I think I'm smarter than you, and why do I resent it when you review with me because it's your rebuke that brings life. So we'll listen you guys you've gotta pick up this book and check out. All of Ali's good stuff will have links in the shown notes, but as we close Ally would you would you just pray over the women that are listening and love to thank you. Generally father we come to you. As a group of women who love you. As a group of women who have given our lives to you. It's a group of women who love you more than anything else in the world and are trying to trust and obey. And we ask you for strength. Because many of us are going through Hertz that other people don't even know about if for the women listening right now who are struggling with financial problems. I pray for provision for the women struggling with prodigal children pray that this is the year. They've come home for women who are sick I pray for your calling touch to fall on them for women who are caregivers of other people who are sick at pray for strength for them that they not be weary that they not grow bitter that you strengthen them every day in a way. They've even wrap their minds around sometimes because things are so hard and somehow they keep a smile on their face and they keep going and they do all the things that they're meant to do because you are strengthening them for the women who are listening today to have this nudge and their spirits and the idea that won't leave them, but they feel so completely ill-prepared. To take action. I pray that they receive a word today that it is your will for them to step forward that even though things seem difficult, even though they don't know what they're doing. Even though they don't know if they're going to be successful The Obedience to you is the blessing in it. Thank you pray that every woman listening right now. It's a new Strength a new vision a new passion to get out of her own way and to do whatever it is that you're calling her to do in this world. Despite the fear despite the pain despite the uncertainty in the world despite everything that looks like it's up against her that you keep nudging her heart to move in the direction that she breaks down chains in her family of unhealthiness that she builds new things for the future that she partners with you to bring your purposes to the Earth God. You are a good God who loves us you have created woman on this Earth to be strong to be counterparts to hold everything up Lord. Let women of this generation realize the strength that you have for us the Virgin that you have for us and let us love the world and the way that you've created us to love. We love you with all of our hearts and we pray this in strong and powerful name of Jesus. Amen. Amen song. Amen, thank you so much for being with us Ally. Thank you friend. It was great to be with you. I'm still chewing on some of the things that alley shared and I'm trying to really. I just the amazing good news that I don't have to constantly second-guess my motives. I just have to be available to God. I'd love to hear what spoke most to you in today's episode. You can leave a comment as the block or over at Facebook or Instagram. Just look for at Joanna Weaver books find the episode graphic and you can leave a comment there and hey, if you'd like to follow me there, I'd love to get to know those of you who listen to the podcast. I don't know what you're going through my friend. I know I know that I know that God wants to help you stand strong. Here's the wonderful good news you guys if you've accepted Jesus as your savior Christ lives within you the very spirit of God is available to help lead and guide you through all the twists off. Turns of life and if you haven't yet received Jesus or perhaps you've wandered away from God you can return to him today. Just pray this simple prayer with faith in Jesus..
They Call Us We Bare Bears
"Hello and welcome to another edition of they call us Bruce and unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asia America. I'm bill you. And I'm Jeff Yang and we are so incredibly pleased tonight to have with us a very special guest, a friend of ours, a friend of the PODCAST and a brilliant animation creator. That's kind of a big drum roll right now who's it going to be? But I'm here to tell you that it is in fact, Daniel Chong the creator of we bear bears one of our favorite animated series Daniel welcomes the fogcast. Welcome. Thank you for that intro. Man I don't know what to do with that that. Good now. All right. No for real. Huge. Admirers of yours and big fans of of we bear bears I've you know as much as possible I've I've kept up with it given. The fact of the world is basically a rolling apocalypse I'd. Things things we've your bears are the things that make life feel less like a total and utter shit show. And I will say We're particularly excited because we have the chance to actually take a look at the. We are bears movie, which is sort of like an exclamation point on the series and it was fantastic. I mean I have so many things to ask about say about it especially the fact that it feels like. I don't want to say this to overstate this in some ways, but it feels Kinda like an important movie in ways that I will elaborate. Thank you perfect for twenty twenty I'll say that But let's begin actually Daniel. By talking about how this got started in I mean for those of you who have not yet watch, we bear bears. It actually began as a web comic called the bear bears right. Three bear bears right shortly there and tells how that where that came from and I guess how this how this turned into. What it is today. Yeah It was a web comic that I had created it. You know I was working in the industry in the animation industry ad. I just wanted to make my own thing. And at the time you know people are posting things on blogs and stuff. So I created this comic on my own called three bear bears is kind of a play on Goldilocks, three bears and so Yeah it was. It was a comic that It was very like free for me. I. Didn't like really right out anything ahead of time I just kind of like A. Free associated as I was drawing it and nobody read it and nobody cared and just completely I remember going onto comic forums and trying to post it like, Hey, guys check this out in like nobody wanted to talk to me on forum. So it was just like. But but the thing is I was already working. So it's not like it was so debilitating. What was it? The only thing I had? It was just You know it is it is that was just it was my outlet that my special hobby I guess at the time. So but as I was in the animation industry working as a story artist for about ten years run by fifth year I was starting to get antsy I just wanted to create my own things. So I started taking these comics different ideas that I had started just flushing them out into pitches into stories and or. TV shows, and that's where three bears became weaver bears. I got to change that title for legal reasons apparently. Some what's called a some company owned I think there were a taxidermy company, they own something similar. So. You know now the title really means nothing at it makes no sense but it's So. Yeah. We're not responsive opportunity right there if you. Off. So. When you when you came up with this for the idea when he became a cartoon a series, like what were the kind of the things that you were like how did you pitch it honestly when I tried tried to explain this series to people who've never seen it? Yeah. It's kind of a weird thing to try to like I like the concept is such a It's so simple and yet it. So it's too simple in a lot of ways. Yeah and then trying to explain to the emotional complexity of is difficult. You know. I think the pitch itself was was. The visuals help a lot. I'm not just pitching words so. I think there are two things that were very crucial to well, maybe three. Crucial things to the the Bible ever the pitch that I did that help sell at one was the visual of stack these three bear stack them each other which you know I it was a very iconic thing in the comic and that was definitely the thing carried into the pitch, and so you know I pretty much started off the Bible by showing this image of the three bears together. So it just. kind of it's sort of just evokes a very strong image up the top. The second image that I put in the Bible was an image of the three bears mingling at a party with a bunch of Humid's holding like cups at a party and nobody is freaking out by them. They're just all mingling together as if they're like, you just talking about the weather or something like that, and that was another like. Important image to kind of sell here's the joke. Is that these three years nobody freaks out when they see them they're just one of you guys except there bears. So that was the other really important image to sell this project
"weaver" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"Or have scripture prints on your walls or an open page anywhere. I would read the Bible in my car. I would listen to Christian music alone in my car. I would go to church by myself. I went to a marriage class at church by myself. So wow off of encouragement, but I think the thing that perhaps did open our eyes eyes to Faith is my faith. Yes and not out of a way to prove to him that life is perfect with a Believer right? Not as a way to lure him in and anyway, but as a way for him to really see that actually I'm not going to wait for you to change cuz I can't control you I am going home. Work on me and if you notice that all the better, that is so good. That is so good. Cuz I think I think that we can get so fixated on what they are or what they're not and we can get we can almost attach our joy and our happiness to their behavior and to be able to say you know what I'm going to love you. I mean along no matter what and well it's kind of interesting because I think we have this idea that if we had the perfect marriage then we would have no issues but off, you know, my story my Straight like literally Laura Laura literally my marriage was made in heaven. I'm not even kidding. God gave me my one and only condition and told me that I was going to marry John Weaver damage on or love Jesus with his whole heart and we went into marriage. He was raised in a Godly home a preacher's Ami love Jesus passionately. I was raised in a Christian home. I love Jesus passionately and I just assumed oh my goodness. It's going to be perfect and yet here we were and I think sometimes we really really don't get it that we are two different people. And and so I went through Thursday. Yeah. I like to see we've been married thirty eight years and thirty of them very happily. But yeah, but for the first eight years I was disappointed I had I was just so frustrated that John wasn't what I felt like he needed to be and and some of it was legitimate. I mean, he was a great guy, He really is like I he was a Believer he lived Jesus, but he wasn't just like me and that kind of just irritated me. And so and yeah, yep. And so I think there's a lot of us that think well if I just had that perfect marriage then everything would be easy if my husband was just to believer then everything would be easy. But the reality is wage. It's kind of like Gary Thomas says in his book sacred marriage. What if God intended marriage not to make us happy but to make us holy that's good..
"weaver" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"All of those out there are are navigating the new normal that really needs the Lord's helped to redefine everything so that we can survive. Absolutely. Father I pray so much that everyone listening to this podcast now will be filled with the supernatural come of the. Lord the you give every listener. A profound sense that they're suffering is not wasted that you are using it Lord that you were at work at with them in author. Even through a lot of pain and suffering Lord that. You are lifting them up. Allowing them a plot for they would not have without the pay more that you are not only at work in it, but carrying them in or that you are so so near to so many broken broken heart people broken bodies. Broken rains Lord, and we know every truly good thing comes from a military you. Realty with is, of wonder fixed on you and your promises Jesus we praise you. For what you are doing in all of our lives Lord we love you so much soon, your name. Amen Amen. Amen. Thank you so much Katharine, just a privilege and honor to have you with us. All you are socially, Joey. Thank you so much for having me you bet. So. I don't know about you but I think I'm going to have to listen to this episode many times over because it's so easy to lose heart in the middle of suffering. It's so easy to just despair. Think my life is over everything's ruined when in the middle of all that the enemy has intended for evil God wants to work something. So beautiful. So powerful and so good that it causes the world to stand up and take notice that there's something about different about you and different about me. I know that as you listen to the store, you may have fat all my my pain seem so minimal. But you know what I've discovered that pain is relative and if it's my pain, it's relatively painful and it's just as overwhelming and scary and. discouraging. All those emotions that Catherine felt as she walked through her on pain. But just as Katherine discovered. We can trust that our hard story and God store are the same story. That he's going to bring beauty out of ashes and show lights out of. Well, you can find links, stick catherine, and chase books as well as our website over my website Joanna weaver books dot com forward slash zero, four two, and be sure to find them on social media because Oh my goodness there posts are so encouraging God has joy for you. My friend you don't have to wait for your trial to be over he wants to give his joy and his piece right now right where you are in the midst of your painting. Hey. You know what? If there is someone that you know that's hurting today I hope you'll show this link by clicking on the little dots on your podcast player. Options. will pop up to share on social media or to send a link to the episode through email or tax ten. Hey. If you haven't yet subscribed I, hope you will because we've got some wonderful interviews coming filters show up in your podcast player in it's a wonderful way. Just to just experiencing preachments. Every other day. While until next time please no, I'm praying for you. I don't want to dismiss sure here's pre or minimize your pain and God doesn't eat. He's not standing distance winning for you to get your act together instead. He wants us to fight him in torpedo. That he can give us the strength to me to suffer strong just like Jesus. The wording of plants of the animal and green glory to God reversing the curse right here as we learn how to live in love lead like Jesus. Even when everything seems to be terrible long. Hot has so much good for you my friends. I hope we'll turn to him today in fresh. See next time..
"weaver" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"Podcast with Joanna. Weaver episode twenty-eight well the Pastor's wife called fulltime ministry. I love hearing from women who lead well especially women who have that very special relationship with God you know the ones I mean the ones that you can literally sense. This girl walks with. Jesus Will Win I. I met Debbie Lyndale. I knew she was someone special. And in today's episode she shares the journey. God has taken her on both personally as well as in ministry from an insecure twenty year olds who preferred serving in the shadows to a mega church pastors wives to a woman willing to step into a calling for which she felt ill equipped. I know you're GonNa love our conversation because you guys were all call to be minister. All we have to do is be available to God willing to step forward rather than shrink back. Well I am so honored to have my dear dear friend. Debbie Lynn Del with me today. Debbie thanks.
"weaver" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"And I would find myself making judgments on you rather than releasing you to the work of the Holy Spirit and and so I would just encourage those of you listening out there. Embrace the differences when it comes to your spiritual walk because God God is an individual God and yes. He's given us marriage as a gift. But but I think it's meant to enhance our personal walk with the Lord not replace it. So that's helpful to me to share. I think when it comes to balancing marriage in ministry you were raised in a pastor's home. I was raised in a board members home. I was used to being one of the last people to to leave the church. You were there probably early in stayed late so when you came into our marriage then into our family you had. I think a really good idea of what it could look like. Even though even though during the time you were being raised your dad was pastoring. What would was considered at that time? A Mega Church and there was a mighty move of God and so. I'm ask you. You Saw Dad navigate that busy time. How did that shape what you brought into our marriage and family? Will it help because we never discussed church issues or people in the Church As a family. I don't know if mom and dad even did in the back room Dad had disability. Even though that there were times you could tell he was praying about something or thinking about something as very quiet can sit and watch the fireplace or whatever That helped me and I made a determination partly because dad was very busy in the ministry for a lot of years we in Bozeman as you mentioned experienced a great growth and revival. I think we were mothering. Five Churches at one time and dad would counsel for eight hours a day and then the evening run to one of those churches or one of the Bible studies and run them and I think mom rode on calendar. One time there was three months went by in Dad. Hadn't been home one evening and you know. I don't think did incorrectly but I think I made a determination that I never want my wife to look at my calendar and say where have you been those questions? So I made a determination early in our marriage that I would when I get home. I'm going to be home and I think I saw my dad do this? It's like when you come from the office when as soon as you step through. The house door is kind of like taking that umbrella and putting it into the box that we did that with ministry we we set that aside in separate ministry from home Ministry from family and I have some friends that marriages really struggled. Because they couldn't do that and it's been very helpful to be able to spend time with our kids go to their games even their practices in Ow or even be a coach in parlor teams And I asked. I asked the kids years ago. You know you have any regrets in how we raised you and I both of our older kids especially said you are always there. Yeah you you always had. To make that determination I had to understand that even though ministries is so important and doing whatever God has asked me to do is so important that I made a vow to my wife I that would love God with all my heart is. I Love God with all my heart. There's going to be enough. Love poured out to my wife and my family. It has to be in that order but I understand that ministry follows family. It comes after family. Yeah you know the Bible says what good is it that a man would gain the world in lose his soul in. I kind of think the same is true. Good for man to build a ministry in destroying family will if your kids can. If you're the same at home as you are in the pulpit. Yes of I don't want to have my gears in reverend all the time. I want to be real. I want to be genuine and I think it's really important that when we're home or home when we're in the pulpit were in the pulpit for leading a Bible study we're leading a Bible study but we're the same person get all the time. Yeah I would say I would say that. That's the thing I love most about you. I get to sit under your wonderful preaching every Sunday but I know there's not a disconnect what you're speaking is what you're living in. I WanNa say I am blessed to be your wife. I'm blessed that you're my pastor because I do however sometimes complain that it's hard to live with Jesus in your house all the time because there is so much of Christ likeness in your life in that that comes back to that personal walk with him that this isn't a profession. This isn't just a job that you do. You are a follower of Jesus Christ in and it shows up in what you do I do want to kind of piggyback on what you said about being there for the kids. One of the things that you did in a that I think was really powerful was as lead pastor. You know we're in a small church in not everyone's able to do this but you set your office hours to match the kids school hours in so you would drop them off at school and you would pick them up after school and And you were there in. Maybe you'd have to go in be at a meeting in the evening but there was book ends in and I think that that was really a powerful piece to balancing Mary to Ministry Act cannot. This is pretty remarkable in thirty eight years of marriage ministry. I cannot remember one single time where I felt like you put ministry over us and I want you to know And I know that there are a lot of ministry couples out there that they're walking through this time where it feels like. But how do you do that? I I know I should. I don't know how in the demands of the Church we've got couples out there that are having to both work just to make ends meet. What would you say to to those couples to that mom to that dad? How do we even in the middle of serving still take time to invest in our family? In a way that's meaningful. We'll go back to the words of Jesus that with God all things are possible and I think it's really important to just stop and say Lord how do we do. This is what we want to do. These are our goals We feel like we need more family connection. We need more away from the screen looking each other at the dinner table times We also have to be wise as as MOMS and dads not to overwhelm markets. Their kids to be so overwhelmed with so much sports and so many activities that there is no family time and I think we have to be wise in choosing for our Chil- children but we have to be wise and choosing for ourselves of how many things were involved in and what is pulling us away from our family and to make some of those hard choices this is this is detrimental to my marriage and my marriage is far more than leading this Bible. Study he man he man. I think it does come down to you. Know not not being rigid about our priorities. But at least having a sense of them because stuff's going to happen. I mean there will be moments where you know at at seven o'clock at night your call to the hospital or three o'clock in the morning. You're called to a family dispute and to recognize appreciate. God's call on you enough to go yes yes go and do what. God has called you to do so. I don't think it's this rigid that emily's always first because sometimes God's calling us to to pour out our lives for others but I love that you've always kept at least in your heart that that where I put my my affections my devotion my time is going to be is going to look like this. Oh thank you so so much for that as we close this time together I just I just WanNa thank you for being a safe place for my heart. There's a lot of women out there that whether whether it's true and accurate or not don't feel that safe place for their heart I WanNa thank you for believing in me and encouraging me to step out in ministry to do everything. God's called me to do i WanNa thank you for loving me. Not just at as I ought to be but as I am even in those days where it's not always very pretty. I think you for dwelling with me in understanding Kinda like what perspective three seven says you come to know me understand me and love me in my good days. My bad and that means so much to me. Thank you for being my covering the spiritual covering on knowing that I can bring something to you and ask for your wisdom in no that it's not going to be self serving or self centered that you really want me to be and become everything God wants me to be. I want to thank you for him. Investing in our relationship that Like tonight you've got dinner planned out that you've gone out of your way to make me feel loved and cherished and I want that not just for the women out there but I want the men to feel cherished as well. How can we love you guys better? Every man is a whole lot different in. I don't think every man can be loved or cherished the same way but going to some favorite teaching looks in and video series that I think most men want respect. Maybe not cherished the way a woman wants to be cherished like holding a little bird in your hand you know sort of thing but but cherished in that I need this guy For that man feel like he's he's he's wanted in needed not by the Bacon that he brings home Or working so hard to support his family but just by who he is and even in his differences I think if a woman can understand the man is different and and embrace his differences rather than Nag him to be like she is I think that just opens the man up to be free That could be scary for some ladies when a man is free to be who got created him to be in. The wife comes behind us. Supportive in that role. She doesn't have to Nag him. She doesn't have to get after him. He'll want to become that man. He'll want to become the person that got created to be as as he and his wife do that together. Man Man and we've seen that happen in scores of couples that as we release each other from the expectations as we embrace the differences as gifts not occurs. I I really believe that God wants to heal some marriages. Even through our discussion. Today ends up. I would just encourage you guys listening. Men and women. Let's become students of our spouses. Let's let's learn how to love them the way they need to be loved rather than always loving them. The way we want beloved I just love it John as we close our time together which you just pray for those couples out there are there. I know we don't really understand how you created man in your image an created woman in your image but the two together become a greater.
"weaver" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"Why did you cut the ends of the Ham off? Well I don't know that's what that's what my mom did. So they call grandma in the rest home. And why did you cut the ends of the Hams off well? That's 'cause I didn't have a big enough oven. I think a lot of times. We just do stuff. Because that's all we know and sometimes we don't know why we do it. It's just all we know. Yeah that I think that that's so important. I know one of the real turning points. I mean there was a whole series of things that at least from my point of view a three year period where God just was doing a deep work in my heart coming to understand grace coming to understand his love for me but one of the things we did is we went to a personality assessment workshop that was put on by our Church for the staff and it was all about cognitive thoughts cognitive thought processes and it reminds me. Because we've been doing this any granting in just looking at how we process life in a there were three ways that they said we. We walked through the cognitive process. There's feeling deciding. Thinking in those can be any different combination. Usually your first letter is the strongest lateran. So we did this test. Do you remember what your results were I do? I am a number one thinker so I have to have lots of details more formation. I have will help me make my decision. So I'm a capital T. followed by a F- a feeler. 'cause 'cause that's part of the cognitive process of how will that affect people? How are they going to feel about it? How am I feel about it and then I would get to my decision which was a very small d. because it would take me forever to get there at the time at the time the time and that was very frustrating for you because you didn't realize that my cognitive process was different than yours and yours different than mine? Exactly and so a lot of people. It was interesting because when I got I results back. They were different but but people thought I was the big D. They thought it was a big. Because that's what it looks like the turns out I'm a feeler. I'm a big feeler than a decider mcvicar. Which doesn't surprise. You didn't surprise you at all. Did it. No but you have to understand that it's not wrong. Yeah you know. Our one of the guys on staff was a very strong decider. Yeah and so at times I would come to him and I say. What do you think about this? And he is able. You need to do that and I said how. Can you come to that conclusion? You don't even know the facts and you don't know how that's going to affect people were not doesn't matter how it affects people. That's what we need to do. And he was a very strong T. E. D. And so I think that really opened up a almost a way to Hot Tea each other and I know for me. It really helped to realize okay. 'cause I kept wanting you to make it big D. I wanted you to make a decision in so to realize that I needed to present the facts to you and then give you room to think it through. I think it was. It was very helpful to me when you would ask the question. What can I do to help you come to this decision? What facts can I get you? What research can I do to help you get to that decision that was? That was a great. Yeah Art and it's been wonderful to watch. I think both of us grow because what they said was your order. Won't won't change but the the height of your letters you don't big de- big after they're going to become more even across the board in. It's been so fun to watch that in your life as as you grown in your leadership abilities in an ability to make decisions that are sometimes really hard and yet in yet always. You're always thinking about people and how it affects people and I so appreciate that. It's scary when I don't there are times. I have to jump to the decision really fast and then I'll make the decision then I'll sit back and go. Oh what's GONNA do? Yeah Yeah Yeah. So trusting even trusting the Lord in that and I think that's probably the big discussion too when it comes to marriage is is. Let's not just say this is the way I am deal with it. But let's grow and mature and I look at our our life together and I can see how God has used you in. Even the way you process life to shape me and I know you've said that there's Gaza the word to yeah that we can literally sperling another onto love and good deeds. I think the thing that I appreciate so much about John. Is that steadiness in that faithfulness and again. That was the thing that I kind of irritated me because I wanted to conquer. I wanted to succeed and you would always say Mother Teresa's words God has called us to be successful Ranna. He's called to be faithful and I can look back and see how God is used you in so many ways to shake my life and yet at the same way same time you have set me free to be the person I am. I'm sure that hasn't always been easy having a strong woman in your life. Well that's probably one of the greater differences that we you know struggles with early in our marriage is in my in my house growing up. People didn't share their opinions. We didn't talk politics. We didn't talk issues in the church. We we didn't talk about a lot of things and so we just didn't share a lot of opinions and When I connected with your family your family had much stronger opinions and not afraid to share those opinions. And so I remember our first Christmas. We were living in. Libyan waking down to Missoula for Christmas and I listened to your family and if I remember right almost everybody was. There was a inao hubbub of of Humor Humanity. But they were talking politics in church things and people and opinions and to me. It sounded like an argument. Because I wasn't used to that and I remember driving home from From missoula delivery in I was very quiet. And you said what are you thinking? And so I- mentioned I haven't heard people argue like that before and you said. What do you mean argue? And I said that's all your family did said No. They weren't arguing. That seemed like an argument to me. But you said something very very important that I think was took a while for me to grasp it. We're not arguing. Were just sharing our opinions and that was a hard thing for me because sometimes people with strong opinions with back me into a corner and I I I become very defensive and even offended by their opinions and I think one of the things. That's been very helpful to me in realizing that. That's part of how you're wired as part of who you are to share your thoughts to share your ideas and suggestions and that's part of how. God created us but that has helped balance me a lot more realizing that. It's it's okay to share. Your thoughts is okay to share your opinion without Confrontation without backing somebody corner that it can be said in a way. That's not hurtful to someone. Yeah Yeah I think that is so true to make room for each other's opinions kind of goes back to some teaching that you and I received in that growth growing time in our marriage about how that when scripture talks about the eve helped mate that it can actually be translated one who gives an answer and so realizing that Asha wife to be a true help. Mate doesn't mean that I don't ever share. My opinion does matter how I do it in so one of the things. I've kind of come down to especially when it comes to the authority that got set up in marriage whether we like it or not. The Bible says that the husband is the head of the wife in and and yet do I serve you in that role and so I've kind of come to this idea that you're the president and I'm the vice president and that means I have a responsibility to give you my point of view to give you my opinion but then I need to step back and let you make the decisions and as I do as I submit to you. I'm really doing as unto the Lord and so there's this wonderful place of safety or living in the proper government. I think life works a whole lot better. I think you know for especially for those strong ladies with very strong opinions on ideas. It's helpful to guys like me when you preface what you're about to say with words like it's only my opinion or simply a suggestion Otherwise you know if it comes on real strong then we become the vice president and the woman takes the role of the president. I think that it's very it was very beneficial to me when you when you understood that what you are giving me was an opinion. Not Telling me what to do. And it was very helpful to me to recognize. You weren't telling me what to do but you are offering an idea or a recommendation or suggestion. And he gave me answers. I think every smart person will listen to somebody else's point of view and I think that's what Solomon said many times proverbs that the council of others helps us make the right choice. Yeah marriage is such a gift. You know not having to do this alone. And that's one of the things that you and I have kind of made as a principal a while while. Yes you're the president the vice president there. There have been very few times where you've used that role to get your own way or do it your way in fact. There's been this mutual submission that if we aren't in agreement that we kind of set down our opinions and go back to guide to find out what he says and I feel like that's been really good in helpful to to just keep us always ultimately submitted to award. I think in our in our story anyway that when we disagreed on something we just chose not to do it and I think a lot of couples would be wise to step back if they disagree on something or even disagree on the timing or how it should be done just a step back from that decision until they hear from the Lord Online. Yeah I I really really well. We had some questions from one of my listeners. Who was just wondering. What does it look like in our marriage our spiritual walk? What does it look like? Balancing life in ministry. I do my expectations when I came into marriage even though I had not experienced it in my own home was that we would have devotion together that we would do our spiritual walk together every single day and I would push you push you a demand in demand in and the guy just didn't allow you to give into me and can I really glad because I I don't know that I would have had my personal relationship with the Lord. Had we had that corporate thing but what what would you say when you talk about our relationship together spiritually? How do we encourage one another that four? One of the hardest things for US IS A. I'm an early morning person. And so my devotions might the Lord needs to be early in the morning and so we started off with this. Well if John would just do his devotions later in the day than it would help me out and my idea was a few just did your devotion the three hours early and put to fresh back. I think I think that's part of the differences that we had to work through. My Dad was an early riser. It is devotion early in the morning. That's how I just thought it was and I think that you know we have had to work through some of those compromises and we find our times together but it's not at my time in our time together is not at your time. We have our devotion separately and the Lord has spoken spoken to us The same message at different times and then as we came together talk and pray that we will express what the Lord show. I think it was really important for me to to realize that even in spiritual things were not going to be always on the same wavelength You know I would come away from a message and think wasn't that the most powerful thing you've ever heard in you. I had the worst headache I. I don't know that I heard a thing he said..
"weaver" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"Podcast Joanna Weaver episode twenty seven. I'm so honored to have my very best friend with me on the podcast today. You know I was impressed with John. Weaver when I met him family at just thirteen years of age but now so many years later. I'm even more impressed by this man. My husband John. Weaver has shown me the shape of godliness. And he's influenced my walk with God like no one else as part of our special February series on relationships. I'm honored to share him today. Let's get started. Will you guys? I'm super excited to have with me today. My wonderful.
"weaver" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"Us to be you're listening to the living-room podcast with Joanna Weaver Episode Sixteen so we all felt it I know you had we immediately have a fight reflex or maybe a flight reflect maybe we just freeze we don't know what to do with that person just did or said some of us we just kind of back off and we just shut down and we kind of just have a slow simmering anger others of us what we turned into like a one man justice league complete with an outfit working advantage all evils all wrongs done to us and everyone we love but here's the reality oh you guys we know we need to forgive that's what God has called us to as Christians yes there's going to be injustice there's going to be unfairness Are GonNa be wrong really really really wrong some of you. I know who are listening you've had abuse in your past some of you have been violated needed some of you have been betrayed some of you have been abandoned some of you have been slandered and that hurt if it's not dealt with can really really destroy our lives the Jesus is offered as a way to be free of what people do to us and it's the HAP- forgiveness I know I know just the word just the word makes some of us just kind of recoil because we're thinking Joanna you have no idea what gone through how could you ever asked me to forgive but you guys I'm not asking you God is God is the next couple of solo episodes. I'm going to be talking about what do we do when life treats US unfair how do we handle offenses because you know what I really believe that as John Bibby your calls it it is the bait of Satan and his number one ploy to take us out as Christians in luke seventeen one Jesus said it is impossible that no offenses should calm things are going to happen this fallen world surrounded by fall and people were going to be hurt but what we do with that hurt is going to determine our destiny that great Cuervo is scandal on and it can mean snare or stumbling block but the original word refers to the part of the trap that holds the Bait boy isn't that true that temptation to be offended is so tantalizing it almost feels irresistible as if it's impossible apple for us not to be offended in yet while we can be hurt what we do with that hurt really depends on our choice because here's the deal forgiveness isn't a feeling it's a choice and if we do not we do not follow all of the commands scriptures to that hurt is going to turn into resentment that resentment is going to turn into offended spirit in a hardened heart you know I think sometimes even as Christians we struggled to forgive because we really don't trust God and that's that's where this whole topic has come from I been writing about the unaffordable heart of Jesus in how we need to cultivated in our lives in yet it starts here it starts with forgiveness the boy there isn't there something within us that resists that I know I felt it in my own life I think sometimes we we don't Wanna forgive because we really I believe that people have ruined our lives that their choices their actions have disqualified us from God's best we don't see how God could redeem it but oh my goodness you guys got specializes in taking everything that the enemy meant for evil and working for good think other times we feel obligated to be offended to be angry you know somebody needs to make that person pay but instead it's us who's pain forgiveness sometimes feels like we're saying that what they did doesn't matter but that isn't the truth you guys listen what they did was wrong but forgiveness is simply resigning our position as judge jury and executioner and we're giving not only the hurt but also the person over to the only righteous judge that has got but I think also we struggle because in hand that person over to God we're secretly afraid that he might do what he usually does and that is be merciful and like if that person actually repented he would actually forgive them and that just doesn't work for us but you know what God takes forgiveness very seriously not just because it re Alexa our heart towards him what he's done for us but because I'm per guinness literally eats away at our sole physical issues depression critical nece negatively judgmental nece an inability to have healthy relationships. You know here's the problem with picking up an offense and offended heart is easily offended it infects other relationships secondly were not just mad with one person we're Mad with the world seems like everybody is lining up to hurt us so we build up walls that's what an unforgiving heart does but problem is it might protect us from people but also keeps us away from guy in case you wonder what God thinks about forgiveness will Jesus include edited in the Lord's Prayer in Matthew six nine through thirteen in first twelve he invites us to pray he gives us a pattern of prayer you should pray forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors in case we didn't realize how important it was he closes his teaching on the Lord's prayer with I fourteen fifteen with these really pretty straightforward words for if you forgive men when they sin against you Jesus says your heavenly father will also forgive you but if you do not forgive him in there since your father will not forgive your sins who I know that's that is tough talk isn't it especially in the face of our hurt but it really comes down to this how forgiven to you want to be because with the major you forgive you will be forgiven boy I tell you I I understand how hard forgiveness can be I walked through some pretty hard times in my life some betrayals that I believe the enemy wanted to take me out he wanted to destroy not only me but my friends I write about one situation in my book having Mary Spirits allowing God to change from the inside out and talk about a time when just the enemy got in and caused divisions in some of my closest friendships a team of women who had faithfully served alongside of me in women's ministry but a little seed of discord we begin to love our opinions more than we'd loved each other and all of a sudden all of my closest relationships imploded and I was so hurt it so unfair in yet in the process of just bringing that hurt Jesus the Lord Begin to reveal some things in my soul that he Senate to heal yes what had happened was unfair it was not just but by holding onto unforgiveness I was not only binding my friends as the Bible says whatsoever things are bound on earth are bound in heaven but I was finding myself how much better how much better are you guys to bring that hurt to Jesus because here's the thing forgiveness isn't.
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"weaver" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"Was responsible for a whole whole bunch of different things and a lot of step was on my plate and to be honest I felt a little overwhelmed but God was so good to give me the strength to complete all of those responsibilities and yet afterwards. I just felt like a hit a wall. Have you ever had that happen like just <hes> things are going great but then Bam there you are and you don't quite know how to get over it or under it or around it. All you know is that you feel a little bit stock in I had still had some really important things that I needed to get some forward movement on but I it was like I was slogging through wet cement and I just couldn't get any forward forward momentum. You know sometimes discouragement stops small and it's just kind of that niggling thing and we're able to distract ourselves with business but if we don't if we don't deal with that discouragement sometimes it can start to grow until it's like a heavy cloud. The dictionary defines discouragement as a loss of confidence or enthusiasm and boy. Did I feel that during that time I think all of us have those times in maybe even today's Today's one of those loss of confidence and you don't feel too enthusiastic sort of days. What do we do well? I was reminded of David and the story that's told in I Samuel thirty he and his mighty man had experienced a great victory for when they got back to their village they found it destroyed and all of their children and wives stolen by raiders. The men were so upset so overwhelmed with grief and anger in discouragment that they actually talked of Tony David. You know I try to put myself in the place of David I. I think that I would have been a little bit upset with them. After all. I've done for those guys they were turning on me. I mean he was dealing with his <music> own discouragement his own grief though owned heaviness of responsibility of this terrible tragedy I love what bursts six tells us but David strengthened himself in the Lord and I oh I think that's what you and I need to do on those days where there's just a little bit of discouragement in on those days when we have hit a wall of discouragement that just has left us fallen flat. We need to number one get alone with God. I think that that's how David strengthened himself in the Lord. I found that it's really hard to strengthen myself in the Lord in the middle of life. I need to get a loan with him and then I need to pour my heart out to him. I guess what you guys he can handle. He can handle it. He can handle our pain and our confusion our frustration and fear even our anger he can handle all our questions but we can't and if we keep all of that bottled up inside if we don't pour it out him it's GonNa come out. Sideways girls and it's not gonNA be pretty. I think that I could probably say that from experience. Discouragement bottled up will come out in some sort of negative way so get alone with God but the number to invite God into the equation you know. I think a lot of my discouragment comes from the fact that I believe the lie that I'm all alone and it's all up to me. I have to figure out I have to figure it out. There's no one to help me in. No wonder I'm overwhelmed discouraged because here's the deal my wisdom Kim. My strength is limited but the good news is this God strength and wisdom isn't and he invites us in James One twenty two to ask him for wisdom. The Bible says if anyone lacks wisdom he should ask God God who gives generously to all in the listen to this part without finding fault in other words. He doesn't say hey listen girl. I gave you wisdom yesterday and you totally ignored it no wisdom for you. He's she's not like that instead. He invites us to come to him and ask him for wisdom. In James went twenty two promises it will be given him. I've found that when I get alone with God and invite him into to the equation pouring out my heart to him something happened so beautiful it's as though he helps me to step back from the situation and begin to have the perspective that I need his perspective. I love this graphic that I I saw on facebook. Last year. It was a picture of a ruler or a scale of some sort on the left side and then these words said how big is your problem on a scale from zero to God you know when. And we bring God into the equation and we begin to get his perspective. We see what looks like an impassable obstacle to us is really an opportunity to go deeper with Jesus and to see him move in our lives in ways that we've never experienced before so get alone with God invite God into the equation in the number three declare what you know not what you feel. Oh my goodness you guys. I am a big feeling girl. I tell you what I am constantly dealing with my emotions and if I'm not careful I can I can get caught in the cycle of negative self-talk nursing in rehearsing my my issues and my inabilities my fear and learning that I need to give myself a good talking to emphasis on good kind of like David did when he said why so downcast Oh my soul put your hope P- in God it sounds kind of silly but the Lord has been having me do something a little unusual the last couple of weeks he's challenged me to look in the mirror and speak words of life over myself rather rather than words of death words like you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength Joanna. Oh Joanna he will never leave you or forsake youth. The Lord is your Helper Joanna. You don't need to be afraid in something. Beautiful happens. It's as though that darkness is pushed back in an I find myself standing up a little straighter in feeling a little stronger all because I've declared what I know rather than what I feel number four do the next right thing. Remember our podcast episode with Emily Freeman. I think it's <hes> episode three where she encouraged us to do the next right thing in love. I think so many times when I'm discouraged I get so focused on what I can't do. I miss what I can do so want to encourage you. Look at what's in front of you. You may not be able to accomplish that thing that task that. Net is out of reach right now but there are things that you can do right now. Maybe maybe you need to get out of your bedroom and out from underneath the sheets in go visit a friend of maybe you need to go for a walk or wash. Some dishes break the inertia and the feeling of sickness by doing something do what you can do in the entrust guide to do the rest in finally. I'd like to encourage you to take courage. Take courage because what is discouragement except really a loss of courage. We had it at one time but now it's gone. It feels like the bottom of our hope has fallen out in everything looks black in our inspiration has gone and we don't know if it will ever come back couple of weeks ago my friend to Nokia sent me this conversation that she'd had with God on a text message. It said this I said Lord Lord give me courage. He said take courage. I've already given it oh well. I'll tell you what those words just. Kinda hit me like a two by four up against the head because I had been doing exactly the opposite. I've been asking to help me. I've been pleading I ranked rather than reaching out and accepting what Jesus has already given in John Sixteen thirty three Jesus tells us in the world you will you'll have tribulation but take courage. I have overcome the world while discouragment paralyzes US courage helps us take the next step. Even though nothing in our situation may have changed changed when we take courage we change and girls it's right there. I want you to imagine Jesus just with his hands outstretched with courage with strength wisdom with everything you need for your situation wasted. He's extending it to you and he's saying take it's yours. We're going to have those terrible horrible. No good very bad days every single one of us if you haven't had one lately it's come in my friend but. Rather than giving in to the discouragement I would encourage you to get alone with God invite him into the equation. Declare what you know not what your feel do the next right thing and then take the courage that he offers what if David hadn't strengthened himself in the Lord that day what if he'd given into the anger or given into the grief what if he'd given into despair I didn't realize this but first Samuel thirty and and that whole story of the raiders took place just a few days before saw died in battle in David was crowned King sometimes our greatest discouragements come before our greatest victories and that's why it's so important to push through discouragment with the Lord's help and refused to give into hopelessness and despair Joshua one nine is one of my favorite verses. It's my son Joshua's favourite versus as well. God says these words to Joshua when he was feeling discouraged. The immense task of leaving God's people after Moses died got said to him have not commanded you be strong. Encourages do not be terrified. Do not be discouraged for the Lord. Your God will be with you wherever you go and I want you to take those words to heart today. Jesus is right right here with you. He's holding your hand. He's going to lead you. He's going to give you the wisdom you need. Don't walk this day alone. Invite cheeses to walk it with you well. I hope that's been encouraging to you I now I needed to hear those things again today. Because life can be difficult but we have a mighty mighty guide who's not only willing to give us the strength and wisdom we need but he's willing to give us the courage we I need to do the brave thing the hard thing even if the bravest and hardest thing we do is getting out of bed. I love you Fran. I'm just so grateful that you're tuning into these podcasts. It means so much to have you leave comments on facebook and at the blog as well as leaving reviews on itunes in means a lot if you're not part of our private facebook group the Living Room I'd love to have you join us. Just go to facebook dot..
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"weaver" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"Tools for living room to grow a space of grace to become everything. God wants us to be. You're listening to the living room podcast with Joanna Weaver episode one. You know, every once in a while God bring someone into your life who has the beautiful ability to speak truth to the deepest part of your heart and to it with such love that you forever changed. Well, Susie Larson is that kind of friend to me, and I'm so excited to share her with you today. Well, Hello there. Miss Susie Larson. Welcome to the living room. So good to be with you. I would join you any day of the week. I can't even tell you. What a joy, it is to not only have you on the show. But also as a friend, you are a gift to me, and I can't wait to share you with my audience. Let me tell you guys a little bit about Susie. She's a radio host national speaker, author of fifteen books and lots of articles. I have had a chance actually to hear her speak in person. And she is a mighty mighty woman of God. She's doing some amazing things for women for Christians as a whole some of her books. Include your powerful, prayers, your sacred. Yes, you're beautiful purpose journaling through the psalms gorgeous book. And then she's got these wonderful little devotional blessings for the morning for the evening. The uncut. Woman and then her newest book fully alive learning to flourish mind body and spirit, and I'm just telling you, Susie. I looked at this book last night. And I was just in tears because there is so much richness in this book. And I love just how interactive it is. You you share your heart with us shoot than you point us description. You point is to our own kind of just as soul healing for ourselves. And I am so excited to see what God's going to do with this book. Thank you. Join it really is a soul healing journey really is about inner healing. And how that process does push indoor physiology and does a healing work in our health. And this isn't just for people who struggle with health. You might need a restoration in your sense of identity arrest ration- in perspective or in a relationship. But no matter what what happens in our soul happens ourselves. We are physiologically spiritually, very connected and the invitation. One of the Lord when he says, you know when scripture says in psalm twenty three he restores my soul. It is so much more far reaching than we could possibly imagine. And that is my vacation. Let's explore what God meant when he said that what is the invitation for us. What are self limiting beliefs? What our God limiting beliefs. And could it be that the gospel kingdom are far more reaching than we once thought love that? I love that you know, as I was reading I kept thinking of the verse where Jesus said I've come to give life and that more abundantly, and I just feel like so many of us settle for less than all that. God has why do you think that is? I believe we don't believe in trust in his love to the extent that he wants us to and I'm the, you know, the poster child for that for many years. I was saved. I still gnaws loved. I was saved by grace through faith because I knew I was a center and I needed a savior. It would be years before I realized I'm actually the object of his affection. I mean, he smiles. When he thinks of me looks at me and his thoughts toward me outnumber, the grains of sand, and he rejoices. What were we were singing? I mean, we've got we've got to rehearse. Remember, those thoughts because we are drifters from the truth. And we have this propensity to earn our own way. And I was just reading. I think it's enrollment this morning how it's actually sinful to try to earn your own way. And re. Re what's the word? I'm looking for rebuild a structure that was torn down the structure is the law. It sinful to go back and try to earn your way prove your way when that structure was blown to smithereens by the MS Russian of Jesus Christ. I think to go I could never exhaust his his love his compassionate. They never fail. He's glad to see me. Every time. I come into his presence, the mess that I am the pile of contradictions. I can be and I think that is why we can't imagine because we're so aware of ourselves on our weaknesses. But he knew he was getting when he got us, and you knows all about it. And it still he's still says, yes, the enemy is come to rip you off to steal kill and destroy. But high come that you'd have life and live abundantly. Another time. He said I've come to destroy the works of the enemy in your life. Will only have to do is look around. You can see the works of the enemy, and we've got bailed a partner with God. To say, I'm done with this. I'm getting some of my land back. I want my freedom. I want my soul. Goal to be whole because Joanna you can't apart which you don't possess, and if you were walking around with these distress souls, it is distressing our health our perspective in this lost and dying world sees us as the same as them. And really studies show that we are defaulting to the same things to sell. We have the same issues. There's virtually no difference in stats between how we fair and how unbelievers fair, but what if one of the things I say the book is let's pursue hewing. And then pray for miracle. Would if we were all walking around just a fresh revelation in our hearts, a miracle and our souls in in our lives and people saw the twinkle in her eye, then they would come up to us and say, tell me about the hope that's within you use crypt says when you're when people ask about the Hopi ready with gentleness and respect. But that implies people see a hope. I mean, do they see a hope I want hope to make a comeback in our own personal stories. And then when we're walking out her story, others will notice others will ask. Oh me in you can say, let me tell you about a Jesus who came to save me to destroy the works of the enemy and to flourish me. He wants me to flourish. I think it's a marble. I don't think we think enough about it. I so I so agree. I think a lot of times we see grace as you know, were saved from our sins. But we don't see the power of grace to transform sent to make us into the image of Christ. And as a result, we do we settle for halfway life halfway well, halfway Christianity. Because if all we're doing is accepting salvation than were missing out on that abundant life. I've I love how you shaped the book and just acknowledged that there are some tough things that slam into our lives, even as Christians. I think sometimes we have this misconception that as Christians life shouldn't be as hard as it is. But that just isn't true. Can you talk about that a little bit? Well. Jesus did say in this world, you will have trouble but be of good cheer of overcome the world. And when we preach a gospel. That is all you know, everything gets better from here. It's not true because we are still we are free from the chains of sin we've been delivered. We are justified in his presence when he looks when God looks at us when we are in Christ. He sees Jesus. Obedience Jesus sacrifice diseases payment. So there is no sin on us. I heard a preacher say this is true. No sin on us. There might be in us. But it's not honest anymore. Right. And walk out this process. We live still in a fallen world where people have their freedom of choice, and it is going to get worse before it gets better on this earth. But you know, what a a light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome. It. We are called to go from strength to strength glory to glory shining Everbright or to the full light of day. We don't get that from just being blessed? All the time you get that for contending for the promises. Winning in battle for putting the lies onto your feet for facing down your fears. You know, I'm thinking of some eighteen were David,