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Fresh update on "grace" discussed on WBUR Programming
"Lab. And today our topic is tinkering. I guess. Tinkering with nature or life. Yes, but down as we know it. Because before the break, we heard about some kids doing something that they call yes directed evolution by sticking Wintergreen into a place where Wintergreen has never been before, which definitely qualifies his life. Not as we know it. Now, let's get into the true grit of this because those kids are looking at life in a fairly different way than most of us do. Yes, it's very interesting that the people who are creating these living systems are engineers. This is Lee Silver from Princeton University. I mean, they really look at a living. System as no different than a computational Elektronik device. And you your hunches there, right. My hunch is they're wrong. I don't know quite why buy hunches there right. But most of the world doesn't believe that which would include me because I find it very hard to imagine that that a life form them talking. There's animal leaves. Press spanning years and then dies. It was like my dying spirit kind of goes off. It's hard for me to believe that that is just a chemical machine assembled from parts. Really? Yeah. Well, okay. I mean, I guess I can understand that. But let me introduce you to a guy now whose whole admittedly young career is based on the idea that life is a machine that it's made of parts. Parts that he can build and sell. Okay, So I'm Brian Baines. Brian. We met actually just down the street from those m I T kids. He is 31. That's right. Just 31. He runs his own biotech company, one of the founders of code on devices here we make custom synthetic genes from scratch. And he's doing pretty wealthy industries Grace sickly, doubling every two years at this point, just to give you a sense of what Brian does. You with me? Yeah, it just take your example Those m I T case. Let's say I'm one of those kids or someone else who has heard about them, and I want to take my stinky bacteria and make it smell better. Or maybe I want to make it glow. All I have to do is call Brian. Sure, because he'll sell me a simple gene like that for about 1500 bucks. I just have to go online. Look up the chemical message before finally to glow in the dark. And yes, Here it is. 1200 letters, G C. Caesar letters of Edna Guillotine and a sea of four fundamental building blocks of DNA. Next step, just list out those A's G's aunties and sees just take him into an email. Generally, they're not typing it themselves in marriage. Trying to type in 2000 letters by hand without making you stay in that would take too long, All right, just copy and paste them into an email sent into Brian. When we get that in house, we were going to take that into our factory Brian and plugs. The string of letters into this machine is about the size of a desktop computer ever since the system work with literally has a bunch of little A's in a jar and a bunch of cheese and a jar. Teas and sees now lines you these chemicals are inert. They're store bought $100 a bottle machine. They're all connected to read all the letters that Brian plugs in and when it sees in a machine, Okay, squirts out some faith. Okay, This is a TV pointy words out some teeth Best we can add on a g or a tear Sito, a growing strand of Edna, so we're literally adding one base of time. C c. So what starts as one letter pieces then grows to 50 Theun grows too Maybe 500 then goes to meet 5000 in a certain point all of these inert chemicals hold hands. That's literally how you make Edna chemically. That is how you go from dust to something that is, we're not exactly alive. But if I take this little speck of DNA and stick it into myself. Amazingly, it will start to glow or smell better or whatever it is that I wanted to do it, We'll do it. It's almost as if the cell is a computer. And this little bit of DNI. A is a software program, and that's the way synthetic biologists think about and what synthetic biologists are hoping for. Cicely is that the software quote unquote will get standardized. It will come down in price so that one day installing new features into organisms will be just as easy. As.
Biden, predecessors mourn Prince Philip
"President Biden is among world leaders morning prince Philip's passing he was the president says the nation since Queen Elizabeth it's deep condolences honoring the prince's service ended charity what the seventy eight year old president calls an extraordinary and longer life we never slowed down at all China in statements both President Bush and Obama cited the prince's wit and warmth president trump says Philip define the British dignity and grace calling his death an irreplaceable loss Sager mag ani Washington
A Prayer to Renew Your Mind
"To renew your mind. Iran me roy. You don't copy the behavior and customs of this world but let god transformed me into a new person. I changing the way you think. Romans twelve to what changes when we surrender hearts. Jesus certainly not our outward appearance our income or the people in our families or at work on the outside we look the same so what changes the more. We give into the flesh. The more our lives stay the same. The more we yield to the spirit the more we began to look like christ. It is important to note that we cannot and do not change our ways first before we come to christ heart. Is we try. We do not have the power to do that. and i've got required that no one would be saved. Paul however instructs us to renew our minds. Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world but let god transform you into a new person. By changing the way you think hall knew that it takes his sincere desire to want to obey god to resist the lure of the world hence his admonition to not copy the ways of the world the same temptations we experienced in the past will come our way as new creations in jesus christ. We will face the same hardships deal with the same emotions and circumstances. What makes the difference is our sincere desire to please. God our desire. Fueled by god's grace and love makes real change possible philippians. Two thirteen says for it is god who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfil his good purpose.
Does Aaron Rodgers Want to Be the Permanent Host of 'Jeopardy!'?
"Course, is the reigning M v P of the NFL, a Green Bay Packer and we should note a former winner of celebrity jeopardy. He's hosting this week and next. As the quiz show looks for a successor for the late Alex Trebek. Erin was great to keep prepared so intensely. That it was really a joy to watch. Mike Richards is the executive producer of Jeopardy. Fans will recall. He also guest hosted the program recently. And although they could be angling for the same job, Richard says there was no sense of competition potentially on the golf course There might be some competition. But you know my job is to make everyone who comes onto that set. As great as they can be, he says. You'll see Aaron Rodgers get better during his guest run. The quarterback already showed Grace under pressure when a contestant took the chance to poke fun at the Packers strategy in the NFC Championship game, Scott You come up the correct response who wanted to kick that field goal That is a great question should be should be correct. But unfortunately for this game today, that's incorrect. Well, the competition is intensifying because this week the actor Levar Burton of Star Trek and reading Rainbow. And roots, among other things, said he wants to host jeopardy to Mike Richards would not say whether burden is on the list, but did confirm they've talked
A Prayer for Hard Days
"We all have hard days challenging days days that stretch us sometimes beyond what we can bear. Sometimes these days appear as a series of little irritating events that build up to one terrible horrible. No good very bad day. Other days we wake up to find one huge on event that lands like a bomb in her life sometimes hard day's find us busy and distracted as we try to fix everything that has gone wrong or we get so caught up in our thoughts and feelings about our circumstances that it consumes us. Perhaps we attempt to hide away from our struggles of the day in hopes that if we don't think about it maybe it will just go away. Instead of such responses hard days are opportunities for us to draw near to god. They are opportunities for us to rely on him. Depend on him and receive more of his grace such days. Remind us how desperate we are. And how much. We need our savior Father in heaven help me. I'm so weary worn down by this day. So many things are happening all at once. And i don't know what to do. I am overwhelmed. It feels like i'm standing in a fierce wind that is whipping and swirling around me. I can't move. The force is so strong it may just knock me down flat and worst of all what. If i can't get back up again. Father i can barely lift my eyes to you. It's all. I can do to cry out for help. Please extend your grace to me. This day helped me to see that you are in this and that you are with me.
Controversial needle exchange program suspended in Seattle's King County
"Poses as a drug user and claims outreach workers gave her 100 clean needles. Now it has the mayor of federal Way, pushing paws on King County's Needle Exchange program. It was time we will toss a live without. The program has been suspended in the city. After pleas from neighbors tonight, Tammy. Said, And this was a huge topic. A lot of people signed up to talk at this council meeting about this needle exchange program, voicing concern neighbors saying that crime is up and needles are turning up everywhere in the community. But others who've been struggling with addiction say if the program is gone for good, it'll only make things worse. I'm seeing people. They're just in the parking lot shooting up or they go down a couple of blocks and he's shooting up, fed up with pervasive drug use and littered needles captured in these neighborhood Photos Grace LeBron Oh says she posed as a drug user to stake out a King County needle exchange program in action, Gray says she set up an appointment with the South County outreach, referral and exchange program or score. She met a van at a park and ride and they went up to the van and I said Don't have a needle to exchange Can I still get something? And the guy? Hands me a box of 100 needles, and that was it. Tonight, The Mayor and council passed a resolution temporarily suspending needle exchange programs in federal way until the city in King County can come up with another plan on its website, King County Public Health says in the last two years, the needle exchange program place 739 people and drug treatment, some have struggled with addiction voice. Concerned about suspending the program in federal way, There's someone who's been there. It's really upsetting. To see running the needle exchange to out of town is not gonna do anything to reduce drug use. In fact, it's just gonna increase HIV rates. People will not have a chance to recover if they're dead,
5-year-old girl shot while playing on New York City sidewalk
"And gunfire in east New York, Brooklyn of five year old girl graced in her head by a bullet last evening after gunfire erupted in east New York police say this girl was playing at new lots and Montag Avenue is about six p.m.. When that gunfire erupted. The gunmen's at large. The girl taken to Brookdale Hospital. She's last reported in stable condition.
Harvey Weinstein Appeals Conviction on Rape and Assault Charges
"Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein appealed his rape conviction today, Harvey Weinstein said he was made immediate villain and put on trial in a highly volatile and prejudicial atmosphere that failed. The safeguard is right to a fair trial by an impartial jury. Weinstein was convicted last year of rape and sexual assault and sentenced to 23 years in prison after a trial that cemented a dramatic fall from grace for someone was once among Hollywood's most powerful figures in the appeal. Defense attorney said Weinsteins trial was tainted by a juror who had published A book about the privations of older men against younger
Interview with pediatric cardiologist Dr. Grace Van Leeuwen
"Lewin on taking her lead grace. Welcome to taking her lane. So thank you very much guys. Absolutely we cannot wait to have this interview. We're really excited to hear all about you. Okay so what early experiences shaped your path. And how do you think your early upbringing influenced your leadership. I think being the mom. Since i was seventeen years old was something. That's really made me a diff'rent because first of all the sense of responsibility was came up very soon on my life. I had to take care. I wanted to be a very good mom at became a housewife and wife at the same time. So all of these brought me a sense of responsibility and creativity. Because i still had my dreams. I still wanted to finish highschool. I wanted to go to college to go to medical schools and to do my residency and fellowships and all of that. I needed a lot of support for sure but a lot of creativity to be able to to do all of the things that i wanted in at the same time continued to be the mom. My kid deserve it and the and the wife. My ex husband deserved this. Well so did you know that you wanted to be a physician early on. Was that your dream. I think Of always talked about being judged. I wanted justice. And i went the to how people in that way. That was my dream. I one that you go to law school and become a judge my mom and my dad they are both physicians would ones actually so i think as a teenager. You don't want to follow the path of your parents to make things differently on your own way. But then when i got pregnant i thought a lot about how should i impact people's lives and how being a mom with impact my life and i really wanted to have the feeling that i achieved the best of my possibilities so i think it was
A highlight from Make America Gods Again
"I don't even know how many people actually know about all the other rides going on in the midwest before the White House that and it never got publicized but we're going to talk a lot about that kind of stuff. But all of these things that have happened it happened to everybody not just, you know, Joe civilian. Everybody's going through it meaning, Christians are going through it too. And I know a lot of people I've heard more than ever Christians are hypocrites or Christians often aren't doing what they're supposed to be doing it. They don't act the way they're supposed to act and you know, let's be fair. Okay Christians aren't here just to put up a front bumper anybody. I mean we are still human beings and that's one Life In The Son also was started because we do deal with real life issues. And you know, sometimes they don't handle things away. we should that's true but nobody does not making excuses. I'm just saying we still have the human side of this to battle with and that's why life in the sun this podcast started so we could talk about how Christians deal with the day-to-day rigors of normal life. Our life doesn't change to something much more pleasant and much he's dead. Here because we became Christians. It's typically harder. I tell you what before we get started in the main part of the show. I wanted to tell you what I thought when I first got saved and started reading the Bible for myself. I was twenty nine years old and you know, I knew some things about God mainly cuz I grew up in the Catholic church, but all I heard was God's love and God's grace and mercy, he knows everything. He's everywhere, you know that sort of stuff. But as far as reading the Bible I was doing this for the first time and I started out I was going to read all the way through from Genesis to Revelations and I started finding things that were humorous to me in the Bible and one of those things was Adam and Eve's fall in the garden that go and hide themselves like because I hear God coming and garden. And it really tickled me to no end when God comes to the garden and he says Adam, where are you? Does anybody else find that funny wage wage? All right. I hope you found a little bit of the humor in that like I did anyway, but then again, you know, I was a newborn Christian when I first read it, so it was funny to me back then and I do realize that there was a reason for God just asking a time where it was. So I hope you found the humor in it off because I didn't but anyway what I want to talk about today is what a lot of people for some reason, you know, you hear this all the time. We don't mix religion with politics here. Well good. I'm glad because I don't like either one. And I'm going to take the same position as John Wayne here. Okay, politicians and diapers have a lot in common. They're both full of it and they both need to be changed often for the same reason, but let's let's be sincere about something. Okay. A lot of people in this country have no idea really what politics is all about. A lot of people have no idea what the difference between Christianity and religion is And a lot of people my age couldn't even recite the Preamble of the Constitution to you much less tell you what it means. And therefore they do what the Constitution means they don't know what it says. They listen to what people tell them and you know, I'm just going to be blunt here. Okay. America we need to get our heads out of the sand. Okay. It's the politicians that we vote for our supposed to be representing the constituents. And when we elect somebody we're supposed to be electing people that we trust that will represent our best interests. And I mean that's just the basics of it really and and don't think that it only took fifty six men about two hours to write all this stuff. It took a long time. It took a lot of studying it took going through the things that they went through all the way up to the tyranny of England. And you know, I've heard it said so many times recently. It drives me insane that the constitution was not written. Was it not based on the Bible? Okay. Well, I think I could probably agree that they didn't sit there with the Bible and just go through the book of numbers and Deuteronomy and Leviticus and Kolb the laws out of the Old Testament. I don't think they did that. But if you look at the people who
Interview With Dr. Laura Forese, COO, New York Presbyterian
"Welcome to our women's history month series on skimmed from the couch. Where we're telling you about the women who made history. This past year. Dr laura for east joins us on today's episode. She's the chief operating officer of new york presbyterian one of the largest nonprofit hospitals in the country on her leadership newyork presbyterian has been on the front lines fighting the covid nineteen pandemic since last year. Dr freeze thank you so much for joining us and welcome to skin from the couch so much. It's great to be with you. Your resume is very long as as i think. Doctors and chief operating officers at ten to be wants one job or when experience. You've had that means the most you. I started wanting to be a doctor from the time i was a little girl so it really is about for patients. But i really have shifted. After i was in practice for about ten years. i'm orthopedic surgeon. And i moved to become a fulltime hospital executive. Because i thought i'd be able to have more impact in so now is the chief operating officer of big hospital system. My job is really to make sure that the business runs so that our doctors nurses have everything that they need to do what they do best which is care for our patients so in some ways come full circle from where i thought i was going to be when i was a little girl. How did you know that you wanted to be in medicine when you were a kid. You know carly i have no real good answer for that it just from the time. It was a little girl. I thought that would be a great job. Every kid knows what a doctor is. They're going to help you get better and i was say my parents were always very encouraging. I don't have doctors in my family. But i had that as a little girl and i stuck with it when reading about you. What stood out is that you have one of the things that many that stood out was that early on in your residency twins. And i know everything there to know about med school residencies. Because i've seen grace anatomy. So i am very very educated on your fields. I still watch it. So i feel like i'm right in there but i want you to take us back to to that time. What was that time like for you. Especially at a time when there were very few women in orthopedics. Well let me start with there. Were very few women in medical school class. Unlike today where we have more women medical students than men. It was unusual then and i chose a field that had very few women in it.
Overcoming Evil With the Help of Jesus
"What the world doesn't get that. We get on a daily basis. And i mean we as in in jesus is we get the highlights from sharon. Jesus you know sure we get the highlights of evil in the world on every newscast but when some evil person who has done. Incredible amounts of harm comes to jesus or they don't report that have you ever seen on the news. They're like breaking like we shared. Couple podcasts about one of these Leaders of a gang and mexico cartel come into jesus. Why didn't see that on the news. You ever hear that. But that's a highlight there that i'm light. That's yes because that's our our mission. Whenever i see something bad happen. And we've all if you looked at our bottom five bobble studies with evil people that we've all had we have encountered just rawl evil and re looked at them right in the eyes. So here i am. I'm not thinking about this guy may go into play shoot somebody but in the back of my mind it would shock me because this guy is evil or female. Whoever it was. But i thought. I got a moment right here. Through the grace of god introduce jesus to change this heart not only to save his soul and let him be a representative kinda like a guy named saul but also to make the world a safer place.
I'm a Feminist but... I Love a Good Princess Costume
"I'm a feminist. This week. I sent my goddaughter for her birthday. A series of costumes some of which would gender-neutral including a lion a b. and a pirate which i deemed as gender neutral at set for boys and i thought nah. I'm not having raced. But i was most excited if i'm completely honest about the bell dress from beauty and the beast. I couldn't wait and her mother who also a feminist just sent me a picture of herself holding the bell dress up going wishing me ignored the lion costume the very neutral be the only one i go into the because gm because she's generation said and they want to save the world so to be so. I'm pretty sure she doesn't care about bell. She cares about bees now. I should be proud of her. And of course i am. She's only just turned three very proud that she loves b.'s. Mold princesses because princess is going to save the world. Lapine run for ages. I've done nothing towards it was notchers. Princess diana was always kicks land mines or something but but but red overall. Yeah do more. I mean there are queen bees. Maybe she says can kind of be where great like revenge stress you know. Listen i think stripes is always a revenge outfit sting like that. How is it not revenge or mealy yet. The poor base give the ultimate revenge. Don't they believe after. Arson your arm.
‘Botham Jean Boulevard' Officially Unveiled in Dallas
"Of bottom. John was in Dallas this past weekend as the city renamed the street after him. On Saturday, John was shot and killed in 2018 by an off duty Dallas police officer who said it was a mistake. Mayor Eric Johnson at the ceremony says it's important that we remember that he also had this to say that John's family think You so much for the grace that you've shown throughout this. We know this is difficult, but the city of Dallas mourns with you. We honor your son's legacy. And hopefully this is just a small, small demonstration of how we feel about the contributions that your son made in the very short period time that we had him here ceremony. But shells shells on on on South South South Lamar Lamar Lamar ST ST ST a a a portion portion portion of of of Lamar Lamar Lamar from from from I I I 32 32 32 South South South Central Central Central Expressway Expressway Expressway is is is now now now renamed renamed renamed Bottom Bottom Bottom John John John Boulevard, Boulevard, Boulevard,
Gun used in Boulder shooting was bought legally
"I'm Western Ed Donahue art with an AP dating News from MINUTE the 19 BOULDER, forties. Colorado It's Police a reminder chief Maris of one Harold of the biggest says unsolved there is a lot art to crimes learn of yet all time. about the shooting The 1934 deaths of 10 people theft. at the King The Jon Soopers Benet like whose work like Grace the rest of is the community. the world's greatest We too want museums. to know why. The original is Why still that being King hunted Soopers? not only by Why police Boulder? but by motley Why crew Monday? of amateur sleuths Unfortunately, ranging from at a this former time, police we still commissioner don't have those to answers. a Children's The owner book of a author gun store like near Denver the painting says itself, he sold a with gun its to intricate the suspect detail. before The crime the shooting story after is hard passing to a background resist. check, I'm Charles, John The Mark Lord is Eagles my Major League and Baseball, owner of Eagle's says just Nest two Armory players said in and a statement. two staff Historians members. Tested
Transforming Two Fears, FOF And FOMO
"Readings and welcome to start with a poem from the poet. Rumi this is how a human being can change. There's a worm addicted to eating grape. Leaves suddenly he wakes up colored grace. Whatever something him and he's no longer worm houston the entire vineyard and the orchard to the fruit the trunk growing wisdom and joy that doesn't need to devour. This is how human being can change. This is a verse or poem about really the evolution of consciousness and this shifting from a separate self out of fear and grasping is kind of addicted habitual and to that realization of connection and oneness allows us to really live from a place of love and wisdom with. I'd like to do during this class. Is i ask you the question. Really what is between me and that sense of that whole mess. Growing wisdom enjoy just a sense what is between me and that experience and then to really look at two areas that many of us land on that seemed to run interference to areas of a fear where we might say. We're stuck as that worm. That's kind of addicted to the to the grape leaves. And then just to explore how meditation can be this evolutionary strategy that allows for grace that allows us to wake up and to begin with just to say. It's totally natural that we go through a phase of being the worm eating graves. I mean that's just part of evolution to and i don't know how many of you either had the hungry caterpillar. Read to you a ready to your children are reading your grandchildren. How many hungry caterpillar. so that's a good ninety percent of us which is a story of a hungry caterpillar that each day is getting more and more food and the foods beautiful like all these different kinds of fruits and vegetation and there's nothing wrong with it and at some point he gets really big and full and he creates a cocoon and there's a kind of stillness and then boom you know he's transformed. There's the
Belgium shows restored masterpiece but stolen panel rankles
"The restored again to the piece is going back on show in Belgium this weekend but don't be fooled a panel so long ago is not suddenly back in place look closely on one panel of the brilliantly restored level off of the altar piece still has old varnish right next to the vivid coloring this come back to life in one of the most iconic works of western art dating from the nineteen forties it's a reminder of one of the biggest on the sole art crimes of all time the nineteen thirty four theft of the John van Eyck whose work graces the world's greatest museums the regionally still being haunted not only by police but by multi crew with to sleuths ranging from a former police commissioner to children's book author lack of the painting itself with its intricate detail the crime story it's hard to resist I'm Charles that's my
Bindi Irwin and husband Chandler Powell welcome first child
"Irwin is a mom. The late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin's daughter posted an instagram of herself in her husband, Chandler Powell in their newborn daughter. Born Thursday on the couple's first wedding anniversary, she said Grace Warrior Irwin Powell's middle names are a tribute to her father. Describing him is the most incredible wildlife warrior Steve Irwin, of course, died back in 2006 after his pierced in the chest by a sting. Ray Bendy is a wildlife conservationist major tape TV debut is a little girl on her dad's show, The Crocodile Hunter.
Being the best with Tony Herbert, "Soldier"
"Podcast to seventy three. We were with anthony. Herbert tony herbert. Also known ass and we started off his journey from a kid growing up in pennsylvania surf. You haven't listened to podcasts. To seventy three goal of that right now. He tried to join the marines at fourteen. Fourteen years old credit eventually joined the army at seventeen off. The korean war went from private to master sergeant. All kinds of heroic actions suffered all kinds of wounds shot hit with frag white phosphorus burns and also bayoneted multiple times including one bayonet stabbed that broke off in his chest. He in the korean war served as a platoon leader even though he was just a young enlisted guy and eventually at the end of that podcast and at the end of that part of his life. Us pulled off the battlefield. One of the most decorated soldiers of the war sent on a morale at it was basically morale tour and i were flown back to the to the white house. President truman and then basically went to london and antwerp in brussels and the hague and all the other european allies that were fighting alongside america in the korean war along the way he met. Mrs eleanor roosevelt. She encouraged him to go to college. He kind of agreed of the quotes. He says in the book is he. He agreed because he was already master sergeant in the army and he said what am i going to do. Sit around the enlisted man's club telling stories about korea so he was sort of not not over it but he realized that he'd kinda done what he was going to do. So he ends up getting assigned as an rotc instructor at a high school in denver because he liked to ski goes to the third ranger class. That ever happened. He was in. He ends up getting married to his hometown. Sweetheart mary grace starts going to college or he then he gets out of the army then starts going to college at the university of pittsburgh while he's there he writes a book called conquest. No war nowhere. Which was his first book about the korean war which he later rewrote which we covered. What when it was rewritten was called the making of a soldier. That was podcast to seventy three for the most part worked at a steel mill at night while he was going to college and then eventually commissioned as an officer in the pennsylvania national guard. Shout out to the To two eight iron soldiers all right so so then he goes to the. He's back kind of in the army and he gets them warnings at the army's different now you know the war is over. The good people got out. We just left with people. That shouldn't even be in the army that got those kind of warnings but he stayed in. He loves being a soldier he wants to be. A soldier. goes the basic army. Infantry course wins nine out of ten awards there including the leadership trophy which is the leadership. Trophy is awarded by the other students. Like the other students select. Who deserves this leadership trophy. Then he gets assigned as a ranger instructor and he starts. He starts in the mountain phase. And so today we're going to be reading so the first book that we covered we covered a little bit so he's written two books he's written. Three one was conquest to know where that one got rewritten. As the making of a soldier that was the bulk of what we read last time. This time we're gonna read from his second book primarily and it's just called soldier called soldier and lots of lessons learned but as i mentioned in the first podcast in two seventy three. There's some serious lessons learned about life and things get really crazy when he goes to vietnam as a battalion commander and we will get there all right so here we go go go to the book soldier written by anthony be herbert and he says this teaching young men the essentials of mountain climbing combat and survival was more of a learning experience for me than for them. I began discovering things about the resources in me as well as the way the army was moving. I was an
"grace" Discussed on Uncomfortable Grace Podcast
"And not have any sort of regret. That's concern. I fought the good fight because i feel like it's going to benefit the people around rate even if they know that i haven't fully stepped into that maybe it was not supposed to be it was just just knowing that on a one on one version of our friendship that i was supposed to up. Lift you or up with europe this little girl or that. You know what i mean like. That is a Rewarding to me. And i don't feel i don't feel like shell or dismissed or anything. I don't even feel like i've been over alleged to overshadowed isolate it's still there and it's very very accessible so i don't see assertive as a negative in any way so when you sat on me when you say i don't like that word i think that's really fascinating because i perceive someone who has assertive as someone who has a strong back in a soft front and i would call you strong backs off front all day because you don't walk into the room in like try to absorb all the attention and Assert your dominance. Because i don't think either of k. Leaner i do that either. I see assertiveness as this willingness to stay soft on the front knowing it serves a higher purpose knowing it serves a more Long term goal rather than necessarily someone who walks in and tries to save face that false front. That says i need to be seen. I need to be heard. I need to be valued right now right now. I've been that person it's gross. I've been that person for so long. And when i finally kind of left that off and realized i had more compassion for that person but even still You know my i understood. The pain behind wire was asserting myself. In that way in that season now on the other side of it i can say confidently know. Being assertive is vulnerable. Because the first thing it does is put to target on your front and says i'm fair game. I'm bold enough to show up here and say what needs to be said. I'm a fair. i'm a target That can go both ways like that can be a positive for it can be negative. And i think what i see is again that assertiveness that understands the difference between confidence and false bravado and being able to invite the people who demonstrate the false bravado into my world is much much greater now because i have lake that the compassion of like. Oh i know what that. I know what that actually isn't i'm gonna love them super well and not try to change fix them or manipulate them at all. I'm just going to have a lot of grace for that. Because who is painful place to be but at the same time like when you see the opposite which is what. I've always seen in the two of you. That saw fund says i can. I can hold up space. I take up space by not speaking in a room. Do you know what i mean. When someone has a confidence that carries forward without them saying or doing anything just by the way that they present themselves and treat other people with. That's the person i'm going to invite really close and say okay. I've taken bricks down for you to be able to see over your clearly. Someone who understands that there's going to be a mess on the other side of this so Yeah i think it's really really fascinating when not can be how you're starting to view not that you're making judgment about them as you approach them but really that you're just. I mean applying intuition rather than holding old relationships forward. Thanks for listening to comfortable grace. Podcast here we are inviting men and women who demonstrate great levels of self compassion risk ray decision making an uncomfortable seasons to hold space for themselves and allow us to take a peek at the process. Questions comments we'd love to hear from you. Leave a review on apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen tells your story find us on instagram or shoot us an email at uncomfortable grace podcast at g mail dot com music former episode is from a on and you can find them at band camp dot com thanks to our producer kane. Lean in studio hall for the recording. Space like subscribe and leave us a review wherever you listen. This week's episode is sponsored by danny hall photography. You can find him on. Instagram at danny hall eleven..
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"But how amazing is that. When it's just not well in that the the idea that you have to have all of these f. Effortless relationships is just a pipe dream right. The majority of our relationships in life takes so much work and so much attention and there is tension. There there is difficulty. There is misunderstanding. And when you have experienced grace in relationship when you make those mistakes and you can carry that into those relationships like in our three relationships on racking my brain all of a sudden trying to think of like times when we've had tension but there's always honest conversation that follows it. I am totally guilty. If there was ever any chance or any tension. I definitely noticed for me because i tend to test. I tend to test relationship Have not provoke. That's a little bit more aggressive. Who can i do tests. That's really funny i. I'm sorry. I'm sorry i don't. I don't think i test people. I definitely lean toward trusting adjust inherently. I've i've recognize like over the years right. You try and suss out okay. This relationship was seasonal. What was the season. Is that friendship supposed to carry with me into this next time or period of my life And and even in our thirties early forties like figuring out. Who comes with you and who doesn't is really painful. alone has really pushed on my my willingness to just trust people in friendship. Because i'm like oh man. I trusted them. And now i feel like am i carrying betrayal or am i just carrying. We grew apart. Like what is that. What is that and again. It comes down to recognizing who you can be intentional with and who you can let your guard down around. And i think that's something that i've definitely learned how to As much as i love to you know burst into people's lives and try not to be obnoxious but also press buttons in a gentle kind way. If that's a thing where you came. Go ahead kayleigh nine can do that you can you know quote unquote button to people's lives are like press into that. It's still up the other person to allow that to be okay. So you were telling a story about the Another was it a podcast or another insta grammar very very talkative on the internet. These tastes yet good. Want you reached out to this other person on his other women on instagram. And be like hey. I'm not trying to be weird. But i want. I want to know something about you and her response. You you told me was. It's not weird at all. This is who i am. I mean if that. I wasn't willing to open in. That's very surface level example but if that person was like who is this weird person. She just wouldn't have responded but she took me like no. I'm actually gonna allowed this to be okay. Because i want to have that interaction with this other person. Yeah wow yeah you have it with with people that you actually want to like really get to know or have you know deep conversation or you want to let your guard down or something you wanna trust like both parties have to allow it. Both parties have to like be okay with that expectation. So it's like okay. If i'm reaching out to someone and they're like not interesting. Okay that's that's totally fine. But if i like reach out the person who like okay. I want to reciprocate that. Then that's the part that is is being built as the race concern haley. I mean literally. Honestly i think you totally nailed it. I i mean. I think i take a little bit more. Grace like apply little bit more grace to to those that i already have relationship with so it's like okay relationship i have with you know with one of my with a roommate. It's like me. What my roommates are very close. And we have built a lot of trust and in our in communication in relationship we have to have a lot of grace for each other because the reason is that we are two totally different people and we see the world in two totally different ways and it has caused a lot of of A tension between the two of us. Because i see you know a situation. One wayne's she sees it the other way so it's it's not just saying well my way is right because whether it is or not. It doesn't matter it's like okay. I have to respect the facts that sees situation this way and the issue it the other way so we absolutely have to have that grace for one. Another in syria. If we don't then we're just gonna stay intention. We're not gonna have any type of resolution and not resolution as in always agreeing but resolution as in. I see your perspective as well and i respect that the she sees my like point of view and respect it as well. That's where the grace grace really lies in like in relationship. A lot of time is respecting the other person as well and allowing greece for myself in saying who i may not be rate in miss or i may not have the best perspective but how i see it is still how i see it when even invite now. She says she sees it even inviting that type of conversation into a relationship is huge. How many times have you tried to have like this intense in serious important conversation to you and the other person just says like. Are you really mad about that. Or dismiss dismisses it or writes it off as not a big deal or a goes. Go so far as you're making a mountain out of a molehill like yeah then have to still find grace for that person in yourself like kaylene part probably if i were to assume had so many Growing experiences that hadn't allowed her to leave and that way in that particular conversation because it was ultimately her heart's so you have to like figure out. How do i get that to face. Never where. I'm intentionally listening. And they understand. They're trying you're you're trying to respect every every part of who they are. They were present at her voice. And you a certain allowances then speak into their life to to say like. Hey here's this. This is a quick exchange is going to happen naturally but it didn't happen naturally. You had like really work out in life and so. I think it's excellence that you can use this scenario right now in say like here. I am now like. I'm finally becoming who i was always meant to be by leading the conversation in that direction. This that'd be respected and respectful. Like i'm gonna respect you respect me..
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"And it just. It's it's always so. Like if i have one thing in common with people might cool. We're best friends now until he until we have a reason otherwise not to be now. I'm a little more discerning about like who extend that to Maybe it's i just don't talk to many people and looked for common. Ground is much anywhere. I don't know but but i at the time was so excited to like intentionally see. There's a piece here that we can connect on. I'm gonna be intentional in pursuit. That relationship and i feel like from there. We just obviously obviously became those funds. Because we're still here. Obviously and we do all the projects together I had to say came from a distance is like naturally like to cool for any of this right absolutely without of actually. So that's like. Yeah without a doubt. So that for you to do that i mean you were. You had to been just really be and confident. Yeah that's true. I'm not i'm not afraid to walk up to people even when they're too cool for me and they're like you know throwing out all that. Oh my god if you come over here don't even say yes. That's where you and i haven't common for sure. Yeah like in the nicest way possible. I'm going to apple traits. Your your bubble. I need to get closer Yeah so that's that's my kaylene mandy story and then you know one thing led to another and she is the most like for one of the most faithful friends of anyone. Anyone hands down kaylene. You're one of the most basic friends. It's just i. i'm constantly joking with josh. 'cause i mike. I haven't found her limit yet but eventually she's going to get annoyed enough with me and back off and that's just not true. I don't think it's actually true at all interested. Incredible it takes a lot for now. Get annoyed so i'm not trying to annoy you. I'm trying to take advantage of everything that you are capable of it. You're in the most in the most loving way like my dad. Used to say when you when you might as a computer programmer. And so he would. Every time we'd get a four inch book of instructions. He would say. I just you know i read the book back so i can explain the program as best as possible like he just gets to know what he's working with as intimately and is intentionally so that he can help this program be exactly what it was meant to be and i feel like. That's my intention. Analogy right is not to genuinely take advantage of people. Because i can see who they are and what they're good at. It's actually. I can see through you. And i see who you are and i want that to come alive and you and i want to be there to be a part of it and i've gotten not honor with you and with you heather and and lake with so many other people in my life. It's just it's worth the awkward. I'm i'm showing up to burst your bubble even though you don't want to talk to me so here is serving In that also just say. Now thank you. It's like labor intensive to make sure if you're like me since i was child hyper intuitive. I can read a room but most people that like elite out with. Oh i could read a room. What are they in the really gross or lake. Right like it's gross. So i've never said that. I've actually never said that. I want that i can read. It's well it's hard to yes. You're absolutely ray really off putting his hair show. Yeah there's no Pretenses no hidden agenda in it for me for me. It's just like it's it's kind of like more often said rather than the defensive. Because i feel ache i was new and it was summoned schools at people. Were just trying to figure me out. And you're you're not gonna be able to do that like i'm just not going to give you access. Yeah right you can't you don't get to decide why am sure. And i've had that kind of like mary. Distinct line drawn. The census is little. Remember that however. I do want to be friends with everybody. And that's kind of the whole vulnerability thing as i walk a fine line there right. So and there's responsibility will. And that's what i love about you. Walking the fine line is you do present. Kind of in that. Same way as gillian mike. The i'm really focused on what i'm doing and i have no time for anybody's s. I will not be deterred or distracted. Stay out of my way and that was like to answer the question. You ask like how did what was our story right so you were involved in fight night and i showed up to be involved as well and we just kind of like orbited around lindsay but never really crossed paths. We just really those nights were so quick can so fast and busy that there was never really a a moment of connecting and then you were at living waters and i was there to obviously and you walk into the lobby and i can literally. It's so crazy with both of you. I can remember the moment. I tend to forget like details. I can visually remember the moment. I met both of you and the interaction of it which is very uncommon. When people like. How did you meet them mike. Eventually i met them. That's the story. I don't know but i i remember just in my mind setting my thoughts and walking up and saying hi. It's time for us to be friends now or something like that. like kay. This is our moment and you were so kind to not sat me aside and actually say yes like of be available and what has come out of that relationship. That moment has been completely unexpected. I did not expect that. This is where we were going to end up heather. No i didn't either. I know that's that's such a wit when it exceeds your expectations. I think that's that's what it's all about. I mean we're we're all it's our human nature to reach people and so in that whole myrie Concept was psychology. Like i know when somebody wants to just a figure quite down and you can sniff out immediately. The walls go up and there's like quick like it's it's quicker than anything really where you understand what's happening and bs meter with do you guys were so like Thing it it was. It was easy to extend the invitation in that in that moment. Because you could. You could read that you could read. You know i. I think we can each read other okay. This person likes this. This is something that i can. i can connect with. I want this to. I want this to continue and see release. You were a ghost. Yeah and i value. I value the relationships. That aren't as easy just as much. If i'm being honest. I mean there's there's people that i know are supposed to be In my territory my circle. Whatever to and i just i can feel the tension. I can feel it. It's going to be a little more.
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"Hi i'm mandy. And i never and this is our producer kellyanne either. We're so glad you're here. Here's the thing you have uncomfortable storylines in your life. We are creating space for vulnerable storytellers. To open up about growth and refinement. You deserve the same relationship with grace because it is so much more than a bible. Buzzword welcomed on trump. Hi megan.
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"And then the lord spoke to me. It's like this isn't just about physical kingdom but this is about an internal kingdom so then my prayer became lord like what kind of kingdom in my building inside of me. And i want it to look like yours so then that whole second year was like the lord pinpointing all this all this thing that actually has motivated my action either like i had a girlfriend in second year in me and all this stuff was like. Oh you actually don't know how to get your source of drew for me. So that's why this is painful right now in. This is how you're reacting to your girlfriend is because you feel at your sources joyce coming from her so then it's like whoa and then also there's one time i was thinking about this today too about you know when you're driving and then you would see a cop all of a sudden you think that the cop is always staring at you. I don't know it's just it's just you. It's all of the paranoid people among us. They're going one mile over point in their life or ten in in my case ten ten in her legs hanging out the window. Because she's you know. I was in chico. One day and i saw coming towards me or in front of me and i'll start getting nervous. I'm like this. Cop is watching iraq now and then it was in that moment. The lord's is like you need to ask yourself why always regret when there is a cop. Well I mean i could answer the question. What was your answer to the question. Miami is a question. Was i had an issue with authority figure and i wasn't comfortable out of oregon interesting and so like all these things so there's different trigger points that actually is informing our hearts in how we respond by. If you don't have self awareness we actually or if you don't have to ask the holy spirit to reveal things in our hearts that's like. Oh this is why this is happening. You or my struggle was..
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"And i love the humility. You were able to walk in looking around. And saying i see where you're at and i see what you're holding onto and i've been there recognize that that's a that's a significant thing as so. Did you even get to a place where you felt. You could approach relationships in the context of church or in the context of faith conversations. Because not many people can do that as there's also a possibility that it may not be received well received. Well like wh-. What would i like what you have to say like you know. You're you're saying like i. I've been there thinking your head i've been there. I've been in this place. Where i see that you're at an so walking in that. Okay i understand but how are they going to receive. This is that you know. That's maybe where the grace part plays like you have to. You know all of this. You know new grace from you like okay. I see where you're at. I don't necessarily want to say you're wrong. But i want to engage in this and pushed deeper into this. Because i think it's important. Yeah and i think that's where i used to work. I used to live in cloud falls in us to work with youth over there too and one of the things that get constantly like They would thomas like what he always had to ask you. Questions is i think. I i usually wouldn't Usually what i've noticed is i would lean into people would ask questions to really know where they're at and i think as a coach i learn how to create safety within people to for them to actually show up incident when they show up. I get to bring who i am but then also at the same time need them more. They're out to that at the same time. I'm not like pushing what. I think i should push on them. Rather than i think it's more about pulling something out of them in the making them think about what they believe or asking a different angle of why they believe what they believe in. And so so. I think that's kinda like what i've learned working with youth because if you're working with youth they have. They have their own kind of way of thinking. They can be stubborn. They can be like this is how it is. You know whatever and things like that and so it's like oh like but since they also see this relationship with me as their leader they they've given me a mission to us questions into like. Oh have you thought about this way or you know this is probably causing this thought and things like that and i think that i've learned to approach people that way.
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"Hi i'm mandy. And i never and this is our producer kellyanne either. We're so glad you're here. Here's the thing you have uncomfortable storylines in your life. We are creating space for vulnerable storytellers. To open up about growth and refinement. You deserve the same relationship with grace because it is so much more than a bible buzzword. Welcome to on trump to the uncomfortable miami k. I'm here with kaylene brown..
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"The fear of the unknown kind of thing. I'm i'm requiring so much grace right now because had apparently abandoned the idea that that promise was ever going to come to pass so that i know it's just the funky assed i. It's it's hard to kind of fully express. What i'm going through leads Kaylene and i were talking about something similar in her life and we're just kind of i think similarly wrestling with the fact that oh i thought that promise Kind of passed us by. And now it's in front of us wondering do It's a real thing. So i'm curious. As of wildly spontaneous person. Yeah known in theory would be very like invigorating. So in this moment where you're facing down a promise that you may not have expected but in a in a way expected or saw coming once upon a time once upon a time right so does that. How does that change the way you approach the unknown of this thing. That is now in front of you knowing full. Well that the unknown is a place where you succeed. I thrive right. But i'm a little anxious. Oh that reminds me of this So i'm reading this book by. Curtis zachary called soul rest super. Good book reclaim your life. Return to sabbath. There's a lot of. That's a great title. It is. there's a lot of really good little nuggets in here. I've dog eared all the pages. I'm going to go back to you. But he's talking about a season when his life when he was living in the future and What trying to figure out who he is and what got actually had for him. He's and questioning if he'd ever actually heard the will of god for his life which is a whole 'nother topic because we're not gonna go into that but he said many years ago. My pastor once told me a season of confusion that i should pursue the known will of god and his unknown will reveal itself. Okay i'm gonna say that again. Because i said a little crazy pursue the known will of god and his unknown will reveal itself. And i really. I really love this and wanted to come back and bring it up. Because of the way that he goes on to explain how jesus was telling his followers all of scriptures tell all of us to remain present and looking at our immediate surroundings in a sense of focus on. What's going on in front of you right here. Now sure and and be at rest where you're at right now because if you are trying to be. I don't know present well fighting a fire and you start daydreaming about the next fire. You might get burt right as metaphor..
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"Because i i don't have as much control over known obviously but changes so constant and more than anything i've encountered in this rebellion against change this just insistence on. I have to dig in my heels. Because if i don't then i don't know what's coming and i can't be influential over it. I can't make the outcome. Be right and for me. I have gotten to a place in my life where i've just accepted changes absolutely inevitable which i mean. It sounds so naive to say. Finally accept that changes inevitable. But it's true. I had this come to. Jesus moment where i decided. Okay instead of wondering. Oh what's knocking at the door today. I'm wondering ooh. I wonder what's coming in the door today because it's not going to be like yesterday and if i can just pay attention to where i'm at in the moment. I can combat the overwhelming anxiety. That comes every time the doorbell rings so you just admitted that we kinda creator own anxiety. People that are future oriented sorta do everything rests in what they have planned out. Yeah well i mean it's very hard to find someone who is truly present minded person all the time so the majority of people i think really live in the in the future or are very past oriented as in well. I can't move forward. Because i did this thing or i promised this person or committed to this event whatever it is and it was in the past. They have to be that person that was yesterday. And there's some consistency there's truth to maintaining consistent character obviously and what you like discipline yes different. Yeah yeah that's no. I'm not necessarily talking about disciplined but just just that mindset of. If i were to accept that today i don't work for x. Company more does that change about me going forward without being in total anxiety mode. Well it comes down to being present today. Like where am i supposed to be right now Instead of just getting lost in the daydream for me. I i will start to think about a project by mind because i am constantly going on one hundred different things will go to five other projects that one kind of touches on and within a few minutes. I'm done off your relgious. Lost and totally anxiety. Ridden and leaving unless night My husband and i went out to play and there was nothing significant or different or out of the ordinary about the day. It was actually a really successful productive day for me right. We sit down in the plate and immediately overcome with this thought of eleanor again. Something's going to happen. And i'm sitting there in the play just like yeah what.
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"Hi i'm mandy. And i never and this is our producer kellyanne either. We're so glad you're here. Here's the thing you have uncomfortable storylines in your life. We are creating space for vulnerable storytellers. To open up about growth and refinement. You deserve the same relationship with grace because it is so much more than a bible. Buzzword welcomed on trump's my goodness. Hi heather trend. Are you detach grades. Good i'm fighting a cold so i might lose.
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"For for me that was from like cetera. Fining moment for me to recognize. Oh i am i. There's growth here. If i'm willing to hear it and i'm willing to receive it and understand so yeah that love of self has to take the backseat. It has to give someone else the opportunity to be heard and know that my value doesn't come from people listening to what i have to say. So you have to give yourself grace in those times. Yeah of win your your ego does come out right. You can come out and fury and then you recognize. Ooh probably shouldn't be doing that well. And it's a it's such a painful process because so many of those reactions are ingrained. We learned them growing up. It's what was modeled for us. And i think that that's where where we lose the ability to have grace for ourselves because we just hit a wall like i know plenty of people who will have a reaction on And it always feels like an overwrought reaction to i spilled. It's like the spilled milk. I spilled the milk. And now i'm sobbing kitchen and someone who's done. This kind of work can say wait a minute. That's this is not about spilled. Milk has the revelation. Oh that's not about milk. But the milk is the trigger and it turns out you've actually just got repressed whatever But doing that work takes so much time. And i think having grace for yourself as you go through that process. It's such a slow process. And so when you catch yourself like overreacting to your house taking the blankets off of you and you catch yourself because it's middle of the night and they're asleep and you started to shout at them and maybe previously you shouted and actually welcome them up. Maybe this time you only said what. Oh sorry like. That's so much growth that needs to be celebrated because you are hearing yourself. Yeah and when we give ourselves spaced here our own hearts and we are silent long enough to hear it We can actually begin to move through that work and become great listeners. For other people. Yeah it's exactly what you did when you were called out in so much love and i imagine that person is still around your yes absolutely when you have someone willing to say. You're not nice young. And i'm going to walk away right now because you are not nice and it's going to be hard to hear you deal and that's and that's a teenager saying that. That's that's like a lay honus. Teenagers save it was just like the love that she yeah. She showed me. She's willing to go there for you. Yes and i think that really like for our relationship. That kinda just made it go just that much deeper. Yeah because i was able to stop is what i was doing and kind of find my way out. Yeah instead of taking a right like normally would have done like i'm actually against. I'm like actually. I'm going to take a left here because this looks like a better better direction to go. I feel like someone who we walked through life in pain where processing whatever I don't think we need to look for good listeners. I think we need to look for people who are willing to go to come up against us and create conflict. We're willing to push back and say nope. That's not okay Maybe that's why people have such a hard time. Finding a counselor they relate to they quote unquote relate to is I mean my counselor is great. I love her..
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"Muroff mind. Most of the time but i. I don't know what it is about that. But there are times that if i want to if i want to know someone better if i want to get to know someone i want to sit and listen to their story on the listen to who the arlanda listen of how how they how they process you know certain parts of of their life. That's something that i love to do. And so that's why. I would classify myself as a good listener. Do i advertise that. Not necessarily. I don't just go to me like hey. I really good listener. You seem like you're in pain. Let let me tell you. I'm a good listener. Take a seat. I don't. I don't do that but i enjoy it. I enjoy doing that. And i enjoy Letting letting people process and letting people letting people talk do with my roommate often that when you're an extra processor you just you. You have the talk of the talk things through. And so i right. I have to be when you know a friend or one of my roommates like does that. I have to sit and listen. I have to sit in. Because i wanna hear what they're saying and i have i need. I want to hear the where they're trying to get. But i'm not gonna offering any advice because that's not what they need in that moment. Sure they don't need that at all. They don't need me to say while. I understand that same thing has happened to me. No they they wanna get there. They want to get to their own end and letting them talk and letting them process. Let them get to their own end. So it's like recognizing that you don't have to assume what they need to be to offer about value to their story And so people come to you because they know that you're going to correct them. You're not going to try and fix their problem. You're just gonna sit them so giving your propensity to just be able to actually listen to people and not try to fix their.
"grace" Discussed on Uncomfortable Grace Podcast
"I work in the middle school and way and the kids go to try to use a regular phone and not a cell phone you know we have to pick up the receiver. They have to hit nine and they have the dial the phone number but the thing is if they don't pick up the receiver and they start dialing it just makes people and then you have everyone in the office yelling. No stop and you have to tell them okay and you have to get i contact with them. Pick up the phone okay. Hang up now pick it up. Hit nine and then dial your parents phone number. Do this several like many many many times a day. oh man yet satisfying it. It is but it isn't because you have the eye contact with them because like okay. You're looking at me. You're probably listening to me in this moment or at least you're going to hear me. Yeah and since seven of us are saying the same thing over and over to you. Did you flip your phone open today. Then you don't have to do it the same way. Try to get when you try to get middle schoolers now these days. Who don't have these days. They don't they. Don't have home phones of your house so the idea. What a a wall or a wall a phone..
"grace" Discussed on Uncomfortable Grace Podcast
"You don't wanna take advantage of people but you also don't want to presume people's no and not invite them into something that might actually touch their life. It might actually give them something to be passionate about that. That awaken something in them. And so i think a lot of times. We try to create these hedges of like no. No you're all too busy. And instead of inviting people in entrusting them to be mature and healthy enough to actually set their own boundaries and As people kept saying we're in here early in the morning they're on they're on it and and i'm wrestling with it. But that was important. I think for my process was us letting people come alongside and and and be okay with it. Yeah i think that one of the things. I recognize the new statement. Was we're both any graham threes to totally walk down that trail and we're strong willed. We are wildly capable. And of course we can do all the things right with that wing to yeah with the to ing. It's total crap. Shoot if you're going to let anybody help you or if you're going to say l.'s. Cut you off totally fine. I feel like i gained in myself even watching you and watching the other two a ton of humility in the process and i think even texted you afterwards realized we missed all these things or they didn't get missed they got. They uncorrected themselves in the print. I was like this is my name is on this and i am so proud and i had to keep reminding myself. I am proud of the imperfections like talk about growth in that moment. That's not as simple place. And i'm sure you experience some this. Yeah because everybody says there's gonna be mistakes is going to be edits that you you're going to notice i'm like nah. You just want to throttle them. Stereo you on somebody else's maybe you're talking about but it's so true and being okay with it of course as most of the stories we heard you open it first page. I think it was in the introduction or something there's a double word and And realizing that it's the it the passion and the beauty of what's been poured into it. It is really going to affect people's lives and it is not the fact that there isn't edits that or that. There's no edits that are needed or the you've got the right picture with the right article every single time. It's not. It's really not that. And i think to take that even a step further remembering that really. The powerful reality of this is that people are setting a hard target every day for god to interact with them. And who even if the article is terrible that day It doesn't matter because it's really the holy spirit saying you're setting off a for me every day and whether it's every day consecutively or just the fact that you're going through this ninety one days of setting a target for me I think that's the beauty of trusting god to take our efforts to make something that's effective and powerful and beautiful for people but really he's he's gonna make it go beyond that and so not over thinking over worrying over on all the edits in the paper thicknesses and all those things break gave me permission the other day. We were reediting again to create a pdf to release. And i was going through in helping. And i got sick traveling. I had like twelve meetings in one day. And that was the day that i was like. Yeah i'll totally look at this today. And he messages and says. Do you actually have time to do this or do you wanna give yourself some grace and just say it's going to be what it is just like I hear you thank you friend. I want that..
"grace" Discussed on Daily Grace
"Right with christ doesn't change in that offers us so much freedom and peace and comfort and you know i really how you took it a step further. And just reminding us that our ultimate calling as disciples Doesn't change right. We are to still glorify god and enjoy him an. I'm really nothing can change that even if everything else around us changes at that does not change and that's truly comforting and convicting. So thank you so much. Yeah i love that too and you know this makes me think about a quote that kristen actually shared earlier this year on her instagram and is now on a chalkboard in my kitchen and it spice spurgeon and it says seasons change and you change but the lord abides evermore the same and the streams of his love are as deep as broad and as full as ever and man. It just gets me every single time. And i think that it's so true that in all of the changing and all of the chaos and all the confusion god never changes you know man what a sweet reminder that is yeah for sure how about you elizabeth. What is your lesson from twenty twenty. Yeah i feel like. I am just staying right on theme here because the big thing for me is i'm just really grateful for the faithful and unchanging. Our god is you know things around me have been constantly changing especially this past year as for everyone Seasons shift roles change. We grow we learn. It's really easy for me to put all my hope and identity in my current life situation or how going to change my current situation but I'm learning that all of these changes whether i perceive them to be good or bad are really only meant to draw me toward my only true hoping identity in christ himself so he isn't learning he's not growing or changing because he's known and understood everything since before the foundation of the world. So i mean what a gift we have to be able to secure our ever-shifting lives on the solid rock. That is jesus. Christ i love that elizabeth and it resonates with me so much in With what. I've been learning this year and i know like you said it. Sounds like what a lot of learning this year I really appreciate the thoughtful way. You articulated that both positive and negative things in our life are not what we should tire. Hope in identity to because both are temporary in jesus really is our only eternal and unchanging hope. Yeah that's so good man. What a comfort that we have in all of this. I know that we're not done yet. But i have to say real quick that you guys are awesome. And i'm just like learning so much from hearing all of you so i just wanted to throw that before. We continue on but Now we would like to hear from our editor extraordinaire. Who's coming this podcast. Sound like were no mistake. Jesse oh man that is too high other titles for me here. But yeah twenty twenty. This is kind of a heavier one for me but one of the many lessons from this year is learning how to suffer while and i learned this by watching my husband josh. Live it out and most of you guys know that we lost my mother-in-law back in may and She graduated into glory after her intense thirty year battle with multiple sclerosis. There's so much more to her journey and story. But josh always imagined though not guaranteed losing his mom by getting phone call to fly home and spend her final days with her but instead it was a very southern call at midnight that she's being rushed to the hospital and then she passed two hours later and so at three. Am we purchase. Tickets to fly from wisconsin. Down the florida where we're originally from That same morning and Since then surely there has been weeping and deep sorrows however my husband never questioned the kindness wisdom or sovereignty of god not once even through the gut wrenching tiers of setting grief. His is always remained heavenward and yes he was oh so weary those first few weeks and he still deeply misses mom but his state has only been strengthened and honestly he hardly grumbled if at all and i have so much to learn from his example and it points mirror to my own heart style could be the strength of my faith in that circumstance. I know though that it was only by the power. In grace of god raining and josh's heart that he himself remained faithful to god's promises and i learned just how true god delivers on his promises to his children especially in the thirty fourth psalm In verses seventeen through eighteen it says when the righteous cry out for help the lord. Here's and delivers them. Out of all of their troubles. The lord is near to the broken hearted and save crushed in spirit. Sweet thanks so much for sharing that jesse. No grief is a gift yet so unpredictable. And you know i read a tim. Keller quote Last week that was really powerful. And i actually thought of you And this is what keller said he said. The glory of the christian life is that we have a hope that overwhelms grief doesn't erotic eight it opens it at overwhelms it and you and your husband's testimony truly remind me of that truth afresh. And so thank you for sharing. And i know it will encourage so many of our listeners. Right now back to kristen. So much i think god has taught me this year that he is never caught by surprise and i think about that in the context of my day to day plans but also even in the context of with jesse just shared about the deep suffering that we experience in this life as believers. He has never caught by surprise and as a planner by nature. Twenty twenty has changed my plans my schedule and even so much of my day to day routine. So that was really hard for my type. A personality proverbs. Sixty-nine says at the heart of man plans his ways. But the lord establishes his steps. And i am so thankful that even in the midst of broken plans and the seeming chaos of twenty twenty that the lord has been so faithful he not only plans are steps but he is with us every step of the way and i have also been reminded throughout this year of just my own weakness. My utter need and dependence On the lord. But he's also been gracious to show me my need for other people and especially the people that i'm speaking with today. My husband jeremy and the entire team at the daily grace co had encouraged me. They have prayed for me. They have dreamed with me and they have pointed me to jesus and the hope of the gospel on more occasions than i can count this year even sitting here this past hour. I have been so reminded of this team. And how grateful i am for them. How grateful i am for their own invulnerability. How grateful i am for their hearts that are centered on the gospel and their desire to make that known to disciples across the world and and so excited to enter twenty twenty one with each. And every one of you to crispus the thing that resonates with me is just about the plans that christine just shared ambien and similar phases of life with kids at home. too i just feel that so strongly and plans not working out Content to drive us away from others in push us towards self sufficiency..
"grace" Discussed on Daily Grace
"Like my favorite smell. And it's so good in the lotto. Aubrey and i'm a staff writer for the daily grace code team and one of my favorite things has been walking in the cooler evenings with my husband talked about our days and chatting with our neighbors as mentioned by in the weather's stupid i am elizabeth. I am the product retarget for the day. Grace co and my favorite thing. This week has been Just enjoying the fall just like everybody else. This week We have a big picture window in our living room and the trees across the street are just like bursting gloriously with color. And i just love it. I'm glenda and i'm a staff writer. The daily grace co so one of my favorite things right now is early morning walks with my husband. Our kids are finally old enough to be left at home alone for awhile unsupervised and we just talk about what our days going to be about. And what we're doing and we've been married seventeen years. This has been one of the best things for our marriage Hey i'm gina. I'm an editor and staff writer here at the daily grace co in one of my favorite things. Lately has been sweatpants and hoodies. Although here in north carolina we were back shorts last week. Were to here. I have to say a mid eighties and georgia for a little a stay. Hey my name is jesse the video audio editor for the daily grace co and i have to say my favorite thing from this week was just a sweet and fruitful coffee date that i had with one of my girls from church. Hi katie on the creative director in one of the graphic designers on the team and like everyone else fall is also my favorite thing of the week but Here in arizona. We finally have fall. Tenths love just coming downstairs every morning. Starting the diffuser opening the windows and leading some finally fresh fall air in. hi everybody. my name is kyra. And i'm a staff writer. My favorite thing from the week is eating lamb over rice from one of the hall. Food trucks my neighborhood in the city. That's like the go to thing to get if you don't wanna cook but then you also don't want fast food. Yeah it's like the best the best thing ever yup khayyam my name is miriam baxter. And i'm the director of sales and strategy here at the daily grace co my absolute favorite thing from this week is i got my new loopy phone case in so i'm super excited about that I never used.
"grace" Discussed on Uncomfortable Grace Podcast
"Because that's ridiculous. I just went to worship leader school. Why would i come home to step down. Lots of reasons but yeah just learning that my season in the wilderness became constant tension pressing up against areas. That i didn't realize i was defining myself with a things that i didn't notice i placed on my shoulders as crucial that when i was willing to get uncomfortable and actually removed them from my life and make space for what could come more of your identity was revealed so much of it just flooded to the surface and if you knew me then versus now it's a completely different experience to be in my life than it was three years ago or even i mean i think ideally we all want to say i'm a new year new me everybody's saying about right now so it's great but it's pretty much false for a lot of people right so this amazing me of this guy every year in the same t shirt on new year's day and it said new year new me across.