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Host/Producer YouTube Movie Talk Podcast

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Podcast You are an LA-based movie critic, pundit and all-around industry enthusiast who can speak
          

Technical Support, Video Creator/Podcast Producer/

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blog-type videos and a weekly podcast. The other main component of the job will be technical support
          

Sr Account Executive, Podcast Creator Relations - Spotify

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Executive Producer, Podcasts

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Slate is looking for an executive producer to oversee production of our podcasts. The person we re
          

Podcast Producer

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Calling all podcast fanatics Move Digital are looking for a passionate, driven, podcast producer
          

Lesson 80: Return of the Jedi Commentary Track with Criss Fresh and Anthony Mitchell of the Geek Dudes Podcast

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We are lucky to have two of the three Geek Dudes in the lounge to talk along with Return of Jedi. Memories are recalled, wild theories are floated and just how many of toys of everything did we all have?

 

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Account Manager, Spotify Podcasts

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, supporting the Spotify content partnerships team (podcasts). This person will ideally be a natural
          

Global Head of Podcast Business Affairs

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Global Head of Podcast Business Affairs The Spotify Content Licensing team is seeking a highly
          

Q and A with Scott and Alison Stratten, Authors of The Jackass Whisperer and a Lot of Other Things

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Scott and Alison Stratten have written 5 bestselling business books, they co-own UnMarketing Inc, and they co-host the UnPodcast. They speak to audiences around the world. If you haven’t read or listened to or connected with Scott and Alison yet, well, you’re in for a treat.  That’s all I’m going to say at the moment, […]

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Slate Magazine is looking for Executive Producer Podcasts in New York

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Onair Host - Bleav Podcast Network

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Slate Magazine is looking for Executive Producer Podcasts in Brooklyn

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Bleav Podcast Network is looking for Onair Host

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Executive Producer Podcasts - Slate Magazine

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VP/Executive Producer Podcasts Topic Studios

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The Position: The VP, Podcasts, Company Studios oversees the development and production of podcasts
          

Senior Producer, Political Podcast

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ResponsibilitiesNBC News and MSNBC are launching a flagship podcast to help tell the most important
          

Sr Account Executive, Podcast Creator Relations - Spotify

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Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast Live

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Remote podcaster - nationwide - swindon

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Location: Nationwide Compensation: To Be Discussed Staff Reviewed: Fri, November 15, 2019 This job expires in 30 days Job type: Creative Telecommute Level: 100% Telecommute Travel Qualifications: No Travel Employment Status: Independent Contractor Employer Type: Employer Career Level: Experienced Position details About Us Virtual Vocations is a small company with a big mission. We’re revolutionizing the way job-seekers find telecommuting jobs. As a 100% telecommute company, we understand the unique challenges job-seekers face when looking for virtual work because we’ve been there. Our mission to help you find legitimate telecommuting jobs quickly, easily and safely is the driving force behind what we do. For us, it’s personal. Today Virtual Vocations remains a family-owned and operated service committed to paying forward telecommuting success.
          

SF Sketchfest: Pier 69 Podcast Tickets

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SF Sketchfest: The Margaret Cho Podcast Tickets

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Product manager podcast recommendations

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for every listener. We seek to understand the world of music and podcasts better than anyone else so that we
          

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Food 4 Thot Podcast Tickets

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The Blindboy Podcast - Live

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Remote podcast host and content specialist - nationwide

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Global head of podcast business affairs

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Senior associate, communications (podcast)

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Overview The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70yrs, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organizations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause. We are a dedicated team of researchers, communicators, advocates, subject matter experts, and professionals working on some of today's big challenges – and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our home town and the majority of our staff located in Washington, D.C., our U.S. and international staff find working at Pew personally and professionally rewarding. Wise stewardship of resources allows Pew employees to pursue work that strategically furthers our mission in significant and measurable ways.
          

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Executive producer, podcasts

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Slate is looking for an executive producer to oversee production of our podcasts. The person we
          

Mark Simmons: Jokes Podcast

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Simmons invites a guest to share and dissect jokes that just don't work.
          

Content manager - podcast and digital audio 12 month contract

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Content Manager - Podcast and Digital Audio: We’re looking for an experienced, on-demand audio
          

Page 7 Podcast Tickets

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Senior design manager - podcasts

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team in London.In this pivotal role, you will lead design for Spotify’s Podcast and Talk Formats
          

Principal product designer - podcasts

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Co-editor -the intelligence podcast

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Divine Schism: Podcasts

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Principal product designer – podcasts - london

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Novel Editing: A Three Step Recipe for Getting It Right

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We are fans of UK fiction editor Louise Harnby's podcasts and frequently share her posts on social media, so we were happy when she accepted our invitation to share her considerable experience and perspective on the subject of novel editing on the BW blog. Here's her recipe for success... There are various levels of novel... [Read More]

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Two Mr Ps in a Podcast

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Reasons for Adding Podcasts to your Digital Marketing Campaign

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Page 7 Podcast & Wizard and The Bruiser Podcast Tickets

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The Joe Budden Podcast Tickets

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Singing old poems to life | Natalie Merchant

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Natalie Merchant sings from her poetry-inspired album "Leave Your Sleep," which pairs lyrics from poets -- from Gerard Manley Hopkins to a near-forgotten 10-year-old girl in Brooklyn -- with simple melodies and her unmistakable voice. Stay for an encore performance of her hit "Thank You," dedicated to a notable philanthropist in the audience.
          

"Love Is a Loaded Pistol" | Ethel

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To write his first studio album in decades, "A Map of the Floating City," Thomas Dolby has been working in the inspirational setting of a restored lifeboat. At TED2010 he premieres a gorgeous, evocative song from that album -- about one night with a legend. He's backed by members of the modern string quartet Ethel.
          

Songs of secrets and city lights | Sophie Hunger

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This haunting, intimate performance by European singer-songwriter Sophie Hunger features songs from her breakout debut "Monday's Ghost" and album "1983."
          

How to engineer a viral music video | Adam Sadowsky

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The band OK Go dreamed up the idea of a massive Rube Goldberg machine for their next music video -- and Adam Sadowsky's team was charged with building it. He tells the story of the effort and engineering behind their labyrinthine creation that quickly became the YouTube sensation "This Too Shall Pass."
          

My web playroom | Ze Frank

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On the web, a new "Friend" may be just a click away, but true connection is harder to find and express. Ze Frank presents a medley of zany Internet toys that require deep participation -- and reward it with something more nourishing. You're invited, if you promise you'll share.
          

A one-man orchestra of the imagination | Andrew Bird

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Musical innovator Andrew Bird winds together his trademark violin technique with xylophone, vocals and sophisticated electronic looping. Add in his uncanny ability to whistle anything, and he becomes a riveting one-man orchestra.
          

Singing after a double lung transplant | Charity Tillemann-Dick

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You'll never sing again, said her doctor. But in a story from the very edge of medical possibility, operatic soprano Charity Tillemann-Dick tells a double story of survival -- of her body, from a double lung transplant, and of her spirit, fueled by an unwavering will to sing. A powerful story from TEDMED 2010.
          

A whistleblower you haven't heard | Geert Chatrou

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World champion whistler Geert Chatrou performs the whimsical "Eleonora" by A. Honhoff, and his own "Fête de la Belle." In a fascinating interlude, he talks about what brought him to the craft.
          

On violin and cello, "Passacaglia" | Joshua Roman

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It's a master class in collaboration as violinist Robert Gupta and cellist Joshua Roman perform Halvorsen's "Passacaglia" for violin and viola. Roman takes the viola part on his Stradivarius cello. It's powerful to watch the two musicians connect moment to moment (and recover from a mid-performance hiccup). The two are both TED Fellows, and their deep connection powers this sparkling duet.
          

A cello with many voices | Maya Beiser

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Cellist Maya Beiser plays a gorgeous eight-part modern etude with seven copies of herself, and segues into a meditative music/video hybrid -- using tech to create endless possibilities for transformative sound. Music is Steve Reich's "Cello Counterpoint," with video from Bill Morrison, then David Lang's "World to Come," with video by Irit Batsry.
          

Trusting the ensemble | Charles Hazlewood

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Conductor Charles Hazlewood talks about the role of trust in musical leadership -- then shows how it works, as he conducts the Scottish Ensemble onstage. He also shares clips from two musical projects: the opera "U-Carmen eKhayelitsha" and the ParaOrchestra.
          

"Women of Hope" | Morley

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Inspired by Aung San Suu Kyi's call to action, "If you're feeling helpless, help someone," Morley composed this song. She sings it at TEDxWomen in her gorgeous, warm voice.
          

The debut of the British Paraorchestra | Charles Hazlewood

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There are millions of prodigiously gifted musicians of disability around the world, and Charles Hazlewood is determined to give them a platform. Watch the debut performance of the British Paraorchestra.
          

The beautiful math behind the world's ugliest music | Scott Rickard

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Scott Rickard set out to engineer the ugliest possible piece of music, devoid of repetition, using a mathematical concept known as the Costas Array. In this surprisingly entertaining talk, he shares the math behind musical beauty ... and its opposite.
          

"Family Tree" | Inara George

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Singer Inara George and guitarist Mike Andrews play the quietly lovely love song "Family Tree."
          

Beats that defy boxes | Reggie Watts

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Reggie Watts' beats defy boxes. Unplug your logic board and watch as he blends poetry and crosses musical genres in this larger-than-life performance.
          

A young guitarist meets his hero | Usman Riaz

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Usman Riaz is a 21-year-old whiz at the percussive guitar, a style he learned to play by watching his heroes on YouTube. The TED Fellow plays onstage at TEDGlobal 2012 -- followed by a jawdropping solo from the master of percussive guitar, Preston Reed. And watch these two guitarists take on a very spur-of-the-moment improv.
          

Teen wonders play bluegrass | Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

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Brothers Jonny, Robbie and Tommy Mizzone are The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, a trio of virtuoso bluegrass musicians who play with dazzling vivacity. Did we mention they're all under 16?
          

Hidden music rituals around the world | Vincent Moon

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Vincent Moon travels the world with a backpack and a camera, filming astonishing music and ritual the world rarely sees -- from a powerful Sufi ritual in Chechnya to an ayahuasca journey in Peru. He hopes his films can help people see their own cultures in a new way, to make young people say: "Whoa, my grandfather is as cool as Beyoncé." Followed by a mesmerizing performance by jazz icon Naná Vasconcelos.
          

"Rollercoaster" | Michael Pemberton

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Singer, songwriter and actress Sara Ramirez is a woman of many talents. Joined by Michael Pemberton on guitar, Ramirez sings of opportunity, wisdom and the highs and lows of life in this live performance of her song, "Rollercoaster."
          

#NoFilter: Treat Yo Self!

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You know the phrase, "Treat yourself" - but are you the last one who gets any treats? Today on another #NoFilter edition of the #NoLimits Podcast, we're taking away all excuses! Here are some practical ways to be good to yourself without breaking the bank. Because you are always worthy.


          

Songs that bring history to life | Rhiannon Giddens

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Rhiannon Giddens pours the emotional weight of American history into her music. Listen as she performs traditional folk ballads -- including "Waterboy," "Up Above My Head," and "Lonesome Road" by Sister Rosetta Tharp -- and one glorious original song, "Come Love Come," inspired by Civil War-era slave narratives.
          

#NoFilter: Saying "No"... and Nothing Else!

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"No" is a complete statement. You do not have to explain yourself. So tonight on our #NoFilter edition of the #NoLimits Podcast, Whitney and I explore why we feel the need to justify our "no's" and share key steps for how you can stand confidenlty strong in your statement of "no"!


          

A one-man musical phenomenon | Jacob Collier

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Jacob Collier is a one-man band and force of nature. In a dynamic, colorful performance, he recreates the magical room at his home in London where he produces music, performing three songs in which he sings every part and plays every instrument -- accompanied by kaleidoscopic visuals that take cues from the music and grow in real time.
          

"You Never Can Tell" / "Over the Mountain, Across the Sea" | Elise LeGrow

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Singer-songwriter Elise LeGrow pays homage to early soul and rock innovators with intimate, stripped-down interpretations of their hits. Listen as she and her band perform two of these soulful renditions: Chuck Berry's "You Never Can Tell" and "Over the Mountain, Across the Sea," first popularized by Johnnie and Joe.
          

What happens in your throat when you beatbox? | Matthew Broadhurst

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Viral beatboxer Tom Thum has an orchestra in his mouth, but how does he make all those sounds? Get an up-close-and-personal look as laryngeal surgeon Matthew Broadhurst sticks a camera down Thum's throat while he creates a mind-boggling array of noises. This hilarious, somewhat stomach-churning talk and performance is not for the squeamish! (Contains graphic medical imagery)
          

Radioestadio hora a hora (22:00 - 23:00) 01/12/2019

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Radioestadio hora a hora (20:00 - 21:00) 01/12/2019

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Radioestadio hora a hora (15:00 - 16:00) 01/12/2019

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Radioestadio hora a hora (14:00 - 15:00) 01/12/2019

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Unscrewed Theater: a month of special shows

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From: Unscrewed Theater <UnscrewedTheater@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 9:18 AM
Subject: Happy Everything from Chris!

 

December 2019

We have a month of special shows (in addition to our regularly scheduled fun) – aimed at doing just that. Consider yourself personally invited to come on down for a month of celebrating the end of a decade, and the dawn of 2020.

We'll have our regular shows, of course. Family friendly improv comedy every Friday & Saturday at 7:30. An improvised musical created from your suggestions by From The Top at 9pm on the 7th. Improv just for kids hits the stage in the Unscrewed Family Hour at 6pm on the 14th. UNCENSORED improv at 9pm on the 14th & 28th. The House Team Double Feature at 9pm on the 21st features two teams for the price of one. OH, and don't forget the FREE ADMISSION Free Form shows at 9pm on the 13th and 27th.  We really do have something for everyone.

Here's a calendar to make it easier.

But wait. There's MORE!

Our first special event is the performance of the Tanque Verde Valley Singers at 8:30pm at our First Friday Open House on the Friday the 6th. Admission is free with your ticket stub from the 7:30 family friendly show. I predict some free holiday food & drink to accompany the festivities and singing!

Starting that same weekend, "Elves Gone Bad" returns for its 3rd year of December weekend matinees designed just for the youngsters in your life. Six interactive performances at 1pm over three weekends - designed to make magical holiday memories for everyone. We've got Santa, elves, and pirates to delight and inspire the young ones who are invited to get on stage and be part of the action. Seating is limited, so advance tickets are suggested.

We're celebrating Friday the 13th with a debut of a new member of our Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed Troupe. John Reimann's humor and quick wit will prove that Friday the 13th is indeed your lucky day.

Another special annual event happens on Friday the 20th.  In order to celebrate the season, and all of our improvisors, our 7:30 show will feature ALL of the Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed players. So no matter who's your favorite, they'll be on stage. Ok, maybe not all at once.

And no December is complete without a New Year's Eve show – even if it isn't on New Year's Eve. Or at midnight. We'll have our Unscrewed Style UNCENSORED New Year's Eve show on Saturday the 28th at 9:00. After all, it's midnight somewhere!  Get a Laughing Pass and you can make a whole night of it - two shows for ONLY TEN BUCKS!

As we head into the new year, and a new decade, let me tell you again how much we appreciate your support. And not just those of you in Tucson. Without the help of our local improv family and those spread across the country, we'd never be headed into our SEVENTH YEAR of creating a home for improv comedy.  Yes, mark your calendars now!  Come January, we'll celebrate our anniversary in true unscrewed style.  Keep your eye's peeled.

Happy Everything.
I mean it.

Chris Seidman
Executive Director,
Unscrewed Theater.
 

 

Wanna hear some REAL chatter from Chris? Listen to his podcast about NBOJU on KXCI!

 

 

HAPPY EVERYTHING!


 



 


Back by popular demand

ELVES GONE BAD!

Weekend Matinees for the WHOLE FAMILY!
All Tickets ONLY $5.00 -
under 3 years are FREE!



 

From The Top

A Family Friendly Improvised Musical - Just for you!

12/7 @ 9:00pm



 

We've got Improv

JUST FOR KIDS!


Come on down Saturday 12/14 @ 6pm.

Get Tickets Here!



 

 


It's midnight somewhere!

Celebrate the New Year the UNSCREWED way. 
UNCENSORED!

 

 


Unscrewed Theater

Tucson, AZ 85712
4500 E Speedway #39
(520) 289-8076
UnscrewedTheater.org

 

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En bones mans 01/12/2019

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Kevin Nealon, Steve Hofstetter & lots more Tucson comedy 😂

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Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 4:32 PM
Subject: Kevin Nealon, Steve Hofstetter & lots more Tucson comedy 😂

 

 

 

 

Featured Shows

(View full calendar at tucsoncomedy.com.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rodney Carrington

at Desert Diamond Casino

Friday, November 22 @ 8:00 pm

Rodney Carrington starred in the TV sitcom "Rodney," which ran for two seasons on ABC, and co-starred with Toby Keith in the feature film "Beer for My Horses."

Tickets on sale now. 
$30+ (25% off w/ code RDNYSOCIAL)

 

 

 

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Randy Rainbow

at The Fox Theatre

Friday, November 22 @ 7:30 pm

Randy Rainbow (and yes, that is his real name) is an American comedian, actor, singer, writer and satirist best known for his popular series of musical parodies and political spoofs, which have garnered him international acclaim.

 $41.50+

 

 

 

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Trevor Noah

at Tucson Music Hall

Saturday, November 23 @ 7:00 pm & 9:30pm

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central.

Tickets on sale now. 
$47+

 

 

 

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Pre-Thanksgiving Comedy Extravaganza

at The O

Wednesday, November 27 @ 7:30 pm

Have nothing to do the night before Thanksgiving? Of course you don't! Come out to "The O" for a night of stand up comedy with local comics Ali Musa, Stephanie Lyonga, Tony Bruhn, & more.

Tickets available at the door 
$5

 

 

 

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Last Friday, Last Laugh

at Hotel McCoy

Friday, November 29 @ 8:00 pm

Hotel McCoy's popular monthly comedy night continues with a post-Thanksgiving Standup Showcase. This month's lineup includes Pauly Casillas (Netflix), Savannah Hernandez (Tempe Improv) & more.

FREE show! 

 

 

 

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Cristela Alonzo

at The Rialto Theatre

December 7 @ 8:00 pm

Cristela Alonzo made history in 2014 when she became the first Latina to create, produce and star in her own network sitcom, "Cristela" for ABC. Her first stand-up special, Lower Classy, is currently streaming on Netflix. 

Tickets on sale now. 
$24+

 

 

 

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Ian Harris, Jamie Kilstein & Ron Swallow

at 191 Toole

December 15 @ 8:00 pm

Three comedians known for their smart, irreverent, sometimes nerdy, sometimes edgy and always hilarious and thought-provoking comedy come to 191 Toole.

Tickets on sale now. 
$15

 

 

 

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New Years Eve w/ Ron Feingold

at Laffs Comedy Caffe

December 31 @ 7pm & 10:30pm

Ron Feingold started performing at the tender age of 10. He combines a very funny standup comedy act with an incredible singing voice to bring you great song parodies and an evening full of laughs. 

Tickets on sale now. 
$30

 

 

 

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Neil Hamburger

at 191 Toole

January 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

For over 20 years, 'America's Funnyman' has worked every imaginable stage, from Madison Square Garden and the UK's Reading Festival, to a Hollywood cemetery, Tasmanian pubs, and an abandoned monkey cage in a decrepit Catskills zoo.

Tickets on sale now. 
$20, All Ages

 

 

 

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Steve Hofstetter

at The Rock

January 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

One of YouTube's most popular comics with over 100 million views, Steve Hofstetter has been seen on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, E! True Hollywood Story, and Comics Unleashed.

Tickets on sale now. 
$20 (Discount tix are available while supplies last.)

 

 

 

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Hasan Minhaj

at Centennial Hall

April 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Hasan Minhaj is the host and creator of the weekly comedy show Patriot Act on Netflix. His one-hour comedy special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King earned him a 2018 Peabody Award. 

Tickets on sale now.
$40+

 

 

 

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Kevin Nealon

at The Rialto Theatre

April 26, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

Actor, comedian, and author Kevin Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series Weeds

On sale this Friday, November 22.
$35+

 

 

 

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Paula Poundstone

at The Fox Theatre

May 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Paula Poundstone is one of our country's preeminent comedians, known for her smart, observational humor and legendary spontaneous wit.

Tickets on sale now.
$25.50+

 

 

 

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Ron White

at Desert Diamond Casino

June 19, 2020 @ 8pm

Ron "Tater Salad" White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon.

Tickets on sale now.
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Randy Rainbow at Fox Theatre
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Trevor Noah at Tucson Music Hall
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Cats After Dark at Gallagher Theatre
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Thanksgiving Comedy Showcase at Surly Wench
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Pre-Thanksgiving Comedy Extravaganza
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Zane Helberg at The O
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Last Friday, Last Laugh at Hotel McCoy
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Keep Tucson Sketchy at The Screening Room
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The Game Show Show at TIM
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Jay and Silent Bob at The Loft Cinema

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Michael Carbonaro at Desert Diamond Casino
$27.50 – $47.50

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Arroyo Cafe Holiday Radio Show
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Geoff Asmus at Laffs
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CBCTAC Presents: Anna Valenzuela at The O
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Still Standing Up at Laffs
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John Waters at The Rialto
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You're Doing A Great Job Podcast Live at Hotel McCoy
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Ian Harris, Jamie Kilstein & Ron Swallow at 191 Toole
$15

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Brew Haha Comedy 4 Year Anniversary at Borderlands
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Ron Feingold at Laffs
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Mo Urban: "Get to the Point" at The O
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Neil Hamburger at 191 Toole
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Paul Green at The O
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Tom Briscoe at DVPAC
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Steve Hofstetter at The Rock
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Graham Elwood & Ron Placone: The Progressive Comedy Tour
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Ali Musa & Matt Ziemak present "Comedy from A-Z"
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R-Rated Magic w/ Grant Freeman
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Andrew Rivers at The O
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March 21, 2020

Martin Moreno at The O
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March 22, 2020

Smile! – Candid Camera and Host Peter Funt
$24.50 – $29.50

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Hasan Minhaj at Centennial Hall
$40 – $120

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Kevin Nealon at The Rialto Theatre
$35 – $42

May 8, 2020

Paula Poundstone at The Fox Theatre
$25.50 – $45.50

June 19, 2020

Ron White at Desert Diamond Casino
$49.50 – $69.50

 


          

PODCAST “QUE FAIRE DES MÔMES” N°170

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Dernière émission : samedi 30 novembre 2019 Au programme : Pauline de Mortain pour Du corps au lien, Vincent Dubé pour Machine de Cirque à l’Olympia, Roberto Michelangelo Giordi pour son album Il sogon di Partenope (Le rêve de Parthenope), Cinéma : Premier pas dans la forêt, Livres : Parents épuisées de Valérie Duband et L’atelier […]

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PODCAST “QUE FAIRE DES MÔMES” N°169

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Dernière émission : samedi 23 novembre 2019 Au programme : Emilie Jonas et Alexandre Majetniack pour le spectacle Ernest et Célestine Tous en Scène: Le Spectacle Musical au Théâtre de la Gaîté-Montparnasse, Damien Bouvet pour Passage de l’ange au Samovar , Marie Fugain pour Donnant Donnant au théâtre de Paris et l’Association Laurette Fugain, Cinéma : Le voyage dans la […]

L’article PODCAST “QUE FAIRE DES MÔMES” N°169 est apparu en premier sur Que faire des mômes.


          

Current Affairs Podcast: How FE's dramatic season opener played out

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The 2019-20 Formula E season began in typically dramatic fashion, with Saudi Arabia playing host as the season opened in Diriyah
          

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Media Buzz Host Howard Kurtz Blasts Bloomberg Editorial Policy On Covering Micheal Bloomberg

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The Host of FNC's "Media Buzz" Howard Kurtz Blasts Bloomberg's Editorial Policy On Covering Their Boss Micheal Bloomberg In The 2020 Presidential Campaign. Saying The Move "Doesn't Even Pass The Smell Test". Listen Below: http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/ak.podcast.foxnewsradio.com/talk/BensonClip/kurtz.mp3
          

Mayor Wheeler and HBA Advocate for Title 11 Stakeholder Engagement Process

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Earlier this month on the The Portland Real Estate Podcast, Ezra Hammer discussed HBA’s advocacy on the proposed changes to Title 11 (Tree Preservation of Private Trees in Development Situations) in the City of Portland. Without any public conversation and despite staff protestation, the Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) called for reduction of the tree size threshold for trees subject to required tree preservation or fee in lieu of preservation and “inch-per-inch” mitigation fee in-lieu of preservation from 36” to 20”. This change would add thousands of dollars to the cost of new housing, without meaningfully enhancing the tree canopy. Additionally, due to Portland’s unique inability to facilitate inter-bureau communications, it is not uncommon for a city bureau to require the removal of trees during construction, which in turn triggers Title 11 fines. Mayor Ted Wheeler agrees with our concerns over lack of proper stakeholder engagement and is not bringing UFC's proposal forward at this time. HBA welcomes a robust discussion around tree preservation and believes that new housing and an urban forest can complement - rather than conflict - with each other. For more information on HBA’s work in the City of Portland, contact Ezra Hammer at ezrah@hbapdx.org.

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Afrocosmologies -- American Reflections: A Conversation with Curator Frank Mitchell

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'Independent curator, Faron Manuel and Jamaal Barber of Studio Noize Podcast interview Frank Mitchell, curator of the exhibition Afrocosmologies: American Reflections at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art for this episode of BAIA Talks. The exhibition brings together the work of an incredible assortment of artists including Romare Bearden, Dawoud Bey, Elizabeth Catlett, Willie Cole, Melvin Edwards, Titus Kaphar, Lois Mailou Jones, Kerry James Marshall, Alison Saar, Hale Woodruff, Shinique Smith, and Kehinde Wiley along with many additional artists of note. It is accompanied by a 156-page, fully illustrated catalogue with essays by Frank Mitchell, Berrisford Boothe, Claudia Highbaugh, and Kristin Hass.' -- Black Art In America News 


          

99% of Native American Languages are in Danger of Going Extinct

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'Many indigenous languages in the United States are in critical danger of dying out. Despite efforts to preserve them, all but two of the 115 indigenous languages in the United States are at risk of extinction.  The Administration for Native Americans has allocated approximately $12 million annually to tribes to preserve native languages but that’s a small fraction of what was spent in the late 1800s and early 1900s to support boarding school infrastructure, which contributed to the decline of many indigenous languages.  We spoke with Rebecca Nagle, Cherokee writer and host of This Land podcast.' -- The Takeaway  

          

FMF 15 Black Friday

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Today:  This is Five Minute Friday (FMF), just a little quick tip on how you can think differently about your self defense in today’s modern world.  Things are always changing, but we always have to remember the basics.  These tips are designed to keep the perspective of basic self defense while looking at our ever changing world.

Black Friday sales are here!  Are you going out and taking part?  If you are, remember to watch out.  Look around, get your head out of your phone and be extra careful in those transitional spaces.

Consider taking the gifts home and not leaving them in your car.

FMF 15 Watch out on Black Friday from Ben Branam on Vimeo.

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Podcast 277 Kel-Tec Sub 2000 Update

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Today:  We continue to look at the Kel Tec Sub2k trying to work around it’s quarks and shortcomings to make it keep up as an actual self defense weapon.

I went to the range and worked groups at 25 yards with it.  Trying to find out if my improvised quick throw mount on the optic would return to zero or close enough.

In reality I would like something that was rock solid that I never had to worry about, but that isn’t freezable with something that is being removed and put back. 

So is it repeatable enough to be within your comfort zone?

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  • Got Ammo? Need it? Go to Lucky Gunner.  When I need ammo, it’s where I go.  Check it out.  Great prices and a really easy site to use.
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    • Get Better for only a couple bucks a month
    • Over 60 pieces of content to train you to be better.
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OUTLINE:

Took a Range Trip with the Kel-Tec Sub 2000 to test ammo and the optic

What I round:

  • No Real shirt in zero unless you put the optic on the wrong spot of the rail
  • Last round in the mag effects accuracy
  • Liked 147 gr bullets over 115 gr bullets
  • 2 inch groups where the normal for 147gr HST by Federal
  • Less then that as a zero shift
  • Don’t put the optic on the wrong grove

 

Thanks for listening, don’t forget to check out the Shooter’s Club, and if you need ammo check out Lucky Gunner.

Stay Safe,

Ben


          

Mit Kindern leben – Mütter

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Der Beitrag Mit Kindern leben – Mütter erschien zuerst auf Das Nuf Advanced.


          

Thanksgiving 2019 and Abundance

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Hello and Happy Thanksgiving. Welcome back to a special Thanksgiving Day episode of the podcast.  When I think of Thanksgiving, for many obvious reasons I think of abundance. Cornucopias. Having plenty. Overflow. Being full.  Refrigerators filled with ingredients, ovens stuffed with turkeys, turkeys stuffed with dressing, and tables filled with people. It’s easy to imagine and think about abundance and feel abundant this time of year, but did you know that we can feel abundant about cooking all year long. Today is this solo Thanksgiving episode, I talk about the abundance we can feel related to inviting people to our home, planning a menu, buying ingredients, cooking the meal, and sharing it with those we love. Thanksgiving isn’t a pursuit of perfection and control, it’s a time to let go and really enjoy the bounty of all that we have available to us to cook and create food in our kitchens. 

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Interview with Holly Berfield of Book Cook Look

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Welcome back to another episode of the Cookbook Love Podcast. Today I’m excited to have an interview with Holly Berfield. Holly is a photographer who embarked on a project several years ago. In an effort to read more, cook more, and look for more beauty in the every day, Holly decided to read a book, cook a dish related to the book, and take a photograph inspired by the book. The result of this project is her Instagram feed and blog where Holly share the books she reads and the photo inspired by the book.

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Seasonal Recipes: It’s Time to Talk Thanksgiving!

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November and Thanksgiving are upon us! And in this episode of the podcast, I’m doing something a little bit different. Today I use my first cookbook, Kentucky Fresh Cookbook, to talk about seasonal eating and cooking here in KY this time of year, and talk a bit about goetta, a breakfast specialty item popular in Northern Kentucky. I also dive into Thanksgiving and share 4 recipes from my book for Carl’s Pendennis Club Punch, Roasted Brined Turkey, Bread Dressing, and Peggy’s Corn Pudding. Full recipes are available on the show notes page linked below. 

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Inspiration For Cookbook Writing: Take Time to Ask Your Brain

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When we have a question the first thing many of us do is turn to Google.

 

Google will tell us the answer.

 

Google is amazing, but for finding answers that will help us grow and expand, we have to turn to our brains.

 

My business coach teaches that the secret to anything "better" is better questions - the type of question that inspires high-quality results.

 

When I ask my brain questions I jot the answers in Google Keep, or my iPhone notes app. If I'm in the car or on a walk I'll even record the answers on my iPhone. When I'm near my notebook and have a pen, well that's my favorite spot to answer.

 

Today I want to share some questions for you to consider. Take time to ask. Your brain knows the answer.

 

  • What do I need to think and feel so that I can make decisions like a writer who wants to find and pitch a publisher?
  • What does my life or book project look like if I didn't procrastinate or self-sabotage my project?
  • What do I want to believe about finding a publisher for my cookbook?
  • How could my days or weeks change for the better if I got a grip on my schedule and stopped believing I don't have time?
  • How could I make pitching a publisher so easy that they couldn't do anything but offer me a contract?
  • What can I think, feel, and then do to inspire cooks or bakers into action?
  • What new and fun opportunities will I have as a result of being the author of a print cookbook?
  • What thoughts about my cookbook project make me feel inspired? How can I inspire a publisher to take action with me and on my idea?
  • What do I need to think to feel more confident as a cookbook writer?
  • What does my perfect day as a cookbook writer look like? What needs to happen to create that day? 
  • Do I have to have a perfect day to move forward with my project? 

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MÚSICAS DEL PERÚ: Exposición Sonora - Diversidad e Investigación Musical (21-noviembre-2019)

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Brindaremos ejemplos sonoros de la muestra Diversidad e Investigación Musical, presentada por nuestro instituto y que esta semana concluye. Si no ha tenido oportunidad de asistir a la exposición, aquí escuchara parte de ella.

MÚSICAS DEL PERÚ: Exposición Sonora - Diversidad e Investigación Musical (21-noviembre-2019)
          

PLP – V3E80 – “Out There” Sci-Fi Part 2 – Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

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In this episode, Eric and returning guest Sean Stangland continue their theme of “Out There Sci-Fi” with the 2017 Luc Besson film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. As a reminder, we still have our Amazon affiliation so if you wanted to help out the podcast, you could either head over to our […]
          

Is de podcast een daad van creativiteit?

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Het maken van een podcast vergt creativiteit. Je maakt hem bijvoorbeeld zoals ik doe, helemaal in je uppie. Ik ben de baas en verzin mijn eigen regels. De sky is de limit maar da’s niet altijd handig. Ik heb namelijk geen redactie die ik kan raadplegen. Er is geen tijdslimiet om het te maken, er […]

Het bericht Is de podcast een daad van creativiteit? verscheen eerst op Marco Raaphorst.


          

A Little Bit Me with Ted Alexandro Episode 049 - Final Date Night Magic with Kate Willett

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It's Thanksgiving, and for Ted that means it's the perfect time to reflect on gratitude or gorge yourself, whichever. While expecting a baby has him feeling like Captain Hook haunted by the sound of a ticking clock, Ted makes an effort to stop and appreciate the things to be grateful for including the sheer novelty this far into an otherwise self-sufficient life of feeling utter panic and the greatest joy simultaneously. Then, with the baby about to arrive, the universe answers the call as Ted and his wife get invitations from friends for a perfect final date night, leaving Ted reflective on how lucky and how grateful he truly is this year. And finally on "The Catch Up" Ted talks politics, comedy, and political comedy with comedian and leftist podcast host Kate Willett.

If you have been enjoying the show, subscribe to A Little Bit Me then check out more from Ted at www.tedalexandro.com and follow him @Tedalexandro on Twitter and Instagram. Buy the 15th Anniversary Edition of As Much As You Want https://800pgr.lnk.to/AlexandroTW and get his new hour special Senior Class of Earth at www.atcspecials.com! Ted photo by Eric Korenman, Music by ProProDLC, Produced & Edited by Matthew L. Weiss @langdonboom

 


          

PODCAST: Black Book’s wholesale value forecast & fight against fraud

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Podcast 44: Signs of a High Performing Team

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HIgh performing teams don’t happen naturally. Like gardening, they require the correct soil (culture) and the correct gardening (leadership). Sometimes they need good fertilization as well. Which is where consultation comes in. Having a group of talented, successful individuals is not sufficient any longer to obtain clear goals, much less the complex ones modern organizations […]
          

PODCAST: Expert describes what could be next in Takata recall

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The 10 Best Podcasts of 2019

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Radio4 giver tid og ro til videnskaben – men hvad handler programmet om?

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PODCAST: Vi har bestilt en Cybertruck og afsløret identitetstyveri

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Bankernes sløseri med udlevering af kodekort til NemID gør det let for identitetstyve. Adaptive fartpiloter holder god afstand og kan derved øge trængslen. Motorbloggen har bestilt en Cybertruck, selvom det gik lidt galt ved præsentationen.
          

Pope Francis: Even Having Nuclear Weapons Is Immoral

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Pope Francis' view on nuclear weapons can be summed up in a few simple words:

Just say no.

The use and possession of weapons should be made "immoral" under official Catholic teaching, Francis told reporters aboard the papal plane Tuesday (Nov. 26), taking a new step in terms of the Vatican's position on this issue.

He also expressed reservation concerning the use of nuclear energy.

"An accident (through the) possession or the folly of some leader could destroy humanity," Francis said. "I have a personal opinion: I wouldn't use nuclear energy until it is totally safe to use it."

Francis made the comments during a news conference on his way back from a weeklong apostolic visit to Thailand and Japan.

The pope answered eight questions from journalists traveling with him on the papal flight. The questions ranged in topic from the financial scandals that have been hitting the Catholic Church in recent months to the death penalty being used in so-called Christian nations.

He also commented on the political unrest in his native South America, which he admitted to be "in flames," and the ongoing protests in Hong Kong against the extradition of its nationals to China.

During his trip to Japan, Pope Francis visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the two cities hit by atomic bombs a few days apart in early August 1945.

"Hiroshima was a true human catechesis on cruelty," Francis said.

Francis also addressed the financial scandals that have been plaguing the Vatican in recent months, for the first time since Vatican police raided the offices of the Vatican Secretariat of State in October.

The pope said Tommaso Di Ruzza, who directed the Vatican's anti-money laundering entity, was arrested Tuesday along with four other Vatican employees, including one clergyman. All are being interrogated by Vatican police.

According to reports by Italian media, the new wave of financial scandals is tied to risky investments by the Vatican Secretariat of State into underperforming prime real estate in London. Some of the funds for those investments came from Peter's Pence, which collects funds from around the world to be used for charitable work. Several middlemen who helped arrange the investment have profited millions for the deal, according to reports by the Financial Times.

Francis said the arrests are a sign the Vatican is making progress in fighting corruption.

"The denunciation did not come from outside the Vatican; it came from the inside," Francis said, spinning the scandals as a victory in the Vatican's ongoing efforts to clean up its financial arm.

The pope said there is nothing wrong in investing Peter's Pence, the money that is collected across the world for the church, in what he called "widow's investments," meaning small and safe ventures.

But things change, he added, if there are signs of corruption.

Francis said that the auditor general at the Vatican informed him that some aspects of the London deal were questionable. Francis said he instructed the auditor to file a report to the Vatican prosecutor, which eventually led to the October raid.

"It is a very bad thing. It is not good that these things happen inside the Vatican, but everything has been clarified by internal mechanisms which are starting to work," he said.

Francis gave credit to his predecessor, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, for taking steps to reform the Vatican's finances in the past.

"Pope Benedict was very wise," said Francis. "He started a process that matured and matured."

Francis also criticized the "hypocrisy" displayed by several Christian nations that claim to be in favor of promoting peace while profiting from the global arms trade.

"A country should have the courage to say I cannot speak about weapons because my economy grows a lot thanks to the production of weapons," he said, observing that today "peace is really, really weak."

Francis also referred to the uprisings and demonstrations in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Bolivia as a situation "in flames." He added that the growing unrest in Chile "frightens" him.

The pope said that Venezuela and Bolivia have reached out to the Holy See to mediate the profound divisions that risk tearing the countries apart. He also briefly mentioned the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, asking for peace and dialogue so that problems may be solved.

He also said he would love to visit Beijing.

"I love China!" he said. {eoa}

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Chance the Rapper Praises Kanye West: He's 'Doing What We're Supposed to Do'

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Chance the Rapper is praising fellow entertainer Kanye West for his gospel-infused music as well as his Sunday Service events, calling West's work "more important" because of its spiritual nature.

"It's slightly more important because it's doing what we're supposed to do, shouting praise," said Chance during a recent appearance on the popular YouTube series Hot Ones, hosted by Sean Evans. "Seeing Kanye get all these people together [and] reveal these songs of worship that have been around forever to people who may not know them. It's an important thing that's supposed to be happening right now and it's dope that Ye is doing it."

Evans also asked Chance about those who feel it's difficult to listen to his music because he is a Christian, referring to the 2017 Vice article titled, "It's Tough to Be a Chance the Rapper Fan When You're Not a Christian."

Click here to read the rest of this story from our content partners at Faithwire.

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Leaked Documents Confirm China's Massive Communist Re-education Concentration Camps

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Hundreds of leaked documents are providing evidence that confirms China's communist government is repressing Muslims and other religious minorities on a massive scale.

It's happening in Xinjiang Province in western China where authorities have imprisoned an estimated 1 million people in detention camps.

Beijing claims the camps are for voluntary job training. But the leaked cache of classified documents shows their true purpose is to re-educate and re-train people to obey China's communist system.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters, "Our best analysis that the number of a million is a reasonable number to think about the number of persons that have been over the extended period of time held or detained or wrongfully denied their fundamental human rights."

The leaked documents also show that China is using high-tech surveillance methods to monitor and target people for arrest. They're even being used to predict who would commit a crime in the future.

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How to Create a Biblically Balanced Prophetic Community

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My objective in this article is to encourage all to prophesy within the boundaries of local church protocol as well as to help develop discernment in the congregation. I have found that the gift of prophecy is the most faith-building of all the gifts of the Holy Spirit; hence, it can be the most dangerous gift or the greatest blessing—which is why we need strict guidelines.

Instead of shutting down this gift, we need to properly utilize it with all the biblical checks and balances, which is the intent of this writing. Also, by prophesy, in the context of this article, I am referring to the simple gift of prophesy mentioned in 1 Corinthians 14:3: "But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification and exhortation and comfort."

Questions to ask ourselves, relating to the content in this article:

  1. Am I activated as to my prophetic gift? If not, then why not?
  2. Do I understand the importance of the prophetic?
  3. Do I understand how it should operate in the context of my local church?

Paul's Stance

Paul the apostle encouraged the whole body to prophesy within the framework of the local church. 1 Corinthians 14:1 says, "Follow after love and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy." Further on in the chapter in 1 Corinthians 14:31-33 he says, "For you may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged ... "

In spite of this clear teaching from Paul, many pastors have functionally shut down the gift of prophesy because of some prophetic extremes and abuses (with this logic we may as well shut down everything in the church—since every gift and ministry gift has been abused and used in extreme ways). Paul said, related to this, in 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21 (ESV), "Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good."

Hence, instead of quenching prophecy we need to have checks and balances that enable us to test and validate proper prophetic ministry. That being said, let's explore the best use of this gift in the context of the local church.

(In this teaching we are not dealing with prophetic evangelism, which has a different set of guidelines, since we are not dealing with members of the body but the unsaved outside of the context of a local church setting and/or community.)

The first thing we need to understand is that Paul always framed all descriptions and functions of the gifts and ministries of the Spirit with the corporate body of Christ. For example, in Romans 12:3-8, the motivational gifts are given to build up the church; in Ephesians 4:11-12, the five cluster gifts are for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry.

In 1 Corinthians 12:4-8, the manifestations of the Spirit were given in the context of the body of Christ (prophesy is mentioned in this passage as one of the nine manifestations of the Spirit given for the edification of the local church). The context actually begins in 1 Corinthians 10 and 11 when he deals with the nature of Holy Communion as well as the attitude and proper behavior Christians should have related to discerning the oneness of the body of Christ. After this profound teaching on Holy Communion and corporate unity, chapter 12 teaches on the gifts in the context of the oneness of the church as the body of Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:12-13 (MEV) says, "For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit." In light of this passage, it is not a coincidence that the teaching on the gifts of the Holy Spirit is given in the context of the corporate nature of the body of Christ. This, of course, goes against the individualism that is rampant in the contemporary church—especially in regards to rogue prophetic ministries that claim to give the word of the Lord on social media without any accountability or process of vetting them!

The True Motivation of the Holy Spirit

Scripture makes it clear that the Holy Spirit always points to Jesus (hence, all His manifestations should do the same). In 1 Corinthians 12:3 Paul says, "Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, 'Jesus be cursed!' And no one can say, 'Jesus is the Lord,' except by the Holy Spirit."

Consequently, when the Spirit is truly moving through someone to prophesy, the ensuing Spirit-induced exhortation should point to the lordship of Jesus Christ, as well as motivate all to worship Him. (Paul said this in the context of the false gifts of prophecy given by the "pagans" who worshipped idols and devils as we see in 1 Cor. 12:1-3.)

Furthermore, John the revelator said in Revelation 19:10, "For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." Consequently, if the prophetic word points to the prophet giving the word instead of to Jesus, its motivation is of the flesh or is demonic in nature.

Jesus even said that the Spirit was sent to testify of and glorify Him.

In John 15:26, Jesus says, "But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will bear witness of Me."

Next week I will explore the corporate nature of prophecy, including the corporate function of the gift of prophecy and the corporate protocol for the gift of prophecy. {eoa}


          

Franklin Graham: Dan Cathy Says Chick-fil-A Restaurant Has Not Bowed to LGBT Agenda

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The debate continues: Has Chick-fil-A caved to pressure from the LGBT community? Or are conservative fans overreacting?

Franklin Graham is weighing in. The famed evangelist says that, after a conversation with Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, he is in the restaurant's corner.

Chick-fil-A faced heavy backlash after announcing they were shifting their donations away from organizations like the Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and the Paul Anderson Youth Home. Instead, according to Bisnow, Chick-fil-A will now focus its charitable efforts on organizations that directly deal with local issues such as education, hunger and homelessness.

Reports quickly circulated that this move was a direct response to the negative perception of Chick-fil-A's support of traditional marriage.

Graham took to Facebook to share his thoughts:

Has Chick-fil-A caved? Some are saying they've rolled over, that they've conceded to the LGBTQ protests because they released a statement about their charitable giving. They announced that in 2020 they're giving to fight hunger and homelessness and support education. What's wrong with that?

I picked up the phone and called Dan Cathy. Dan was very clear that they have not bowed down to anyone's demands, including the LGBTQ community. They will continue to support whoever they want to support. They haven't changed who they are or what they believe. Chick-fil-A remains committed to Christian values. Dan Cathy assured me that this isn't going to change. I hope all those who jumped to the wrong conclusion about them read this.

In my opinion, the gay movement wouldn't ever be happy with Chick-fil-A unless they were open on Sunday, gave all of their charitable donations to LGBTQ organizations, and flew the rainbow flag over their stores! Their hatred for Chick-fil-A is rooted in founder Truett Cathy's strong stand for biblical "traditional" values and his desire to honor God.

No fast food chain does a better job. I went through the drive-thru at Chick-fil-A yesterday morning, and I thought I might get dinner there—but a whole lot of other people had the same idea! A Chick-fil-A sandwich with waffle fries sounds really good right now!

Meanwhile, a petition created by the American Family Association now has over 88,000 signatures. The petition expresses disappointment in Chick-fil-A's choice to stop donating to the Salvation Army, FCA and the Paul Anderson Youth Home in Georgia. It also demands that the restaurant clarify that they "still hold to biblical teachings regarding human sexuality, marriage and family, and reinstate these Christian ministries." {eoa}


          

Judah Smith Launches 'Guided Prayers' That Justin Bieber Says Have Been Helping Him

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Earlier this week, Judah and Chelsea Smith launched a new feature on their Churchome app: "Guided Prayers."

In an Instagram post announcing the new prayer feature, Judah says he and his wife—who both pastor Churchome in Seattle, Washington—appear in videos to guide people through prayers that are relevant and five minutes or less.

"Guided prayer is a spiritual experience," he says. "It's much more than just a method. It's much more than just content to consume. It's an experience to be had. It's a moment to be in, completely present, connecting with God. It's based on Scripture. It's based on the way Jesus taught His 12 disciples to pray."

Judah also says the feature uses the Lord's Prayer as an outline to help people take time to pray—whether it's late at night or early in the morning. Their goal, he says, is to give people "the best chance they could have to experience the presence of Jesus and actually follow him in their ordinary, everyday lives."

In September, Justin Bieber shared one of the Smiths' guided prayers on Instagram.

"When you have a quiet moment, get into a comfortable position and listen," Bieber wrote. "They have really been helping me and thought I would share."


          

The Real Reason You Keep Missing God's Divine Appointments for You

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It's absolutely necessary to surround yourself with people who inspire you to do more and be more than you ever thought possible. The book of Numbers describes a man named Caleb with a "different spirit." The original language more directly translates to "wholehearted." You know you've been in the presence of a wholehearted person because their passion is contagious! The biblical Caleb ended up being a catalyst alongside Israel's leader, Joshua, to take a nation into the promised land. When most others saw the impossibility of a giant-infested territory, Caleb saw an opportunity for God to show up and show off. He didn't have one shred of doubt in his being. He was wholehearted.

Divine appointments are always disguised as impossible situations. Stop being so easily discouraged, and start seeing pressure as a privilege. The destination that God has for you is absolutely outside of your current reach. It is bigger than your current bank account. It is bigger than your current circle of supporters. God will always give you a dream big enough to keep you dependent on Him and the relationships He appoints to advance you. You can see the way that God orchestrates divine appointments in the story of Joshua and Caleb. They had a synergistic relationship. They were like-minded. They were aligned in certainty that anything was possible through their unity and God's favor.

Whenever you find yourself in a situation that seems to contradict your destiny, know that God may be using it to bring a Caleb to you. It was the prospect of dying in the promised land of Canaan that solicited the resolve of Caleb to emerge. True relationship is forged in adversity. When things get hard, keep your eyes open for the wholehearted ones in your midst.

I was driving through the cornfields of Northwest Indiana with a dream inside of me to launch a New York City church. Everything about my dream defied my surroundings. It was an expensive, irrational and seemingly impossible dream. I had faith, but I needed to join my faith with someone who wasn't focused on the giants of fear inhabiting New York, but rather, the provision waiting on the other side of radical obedience. I was not-so-randomly connected to Anthony Spark, a New York entrepreneur and visionary leader. What seemed like the most insurmountable dream to me was more than possible to him. Anthony Spark was wholehearted. Within the next year, we would raise the money, build the team, move my family and I across the country, and launch V1 Church.

You will receive the dream before the relationships, before the provision and before the open doors. Don't miss the divine appointments in disguise! You can listen to Anthony and I discuss this and more on the Mike Signorelli podcast or watch here.

Listen to my latest podcast about seeing divine appointments here!


          

Survey: Most Americans Agree Political Correctness Has Gone Way Too Far

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Political correctness has gone too far.

The movement needs clarity.

Wikipedia defines political correctness (adjectivally: politically correct; commonly abbreviated PC) as language, policies or measures that should avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society.

Political correctness was designed to enhance sensitivity in gender, race, religion and sexual orientation. However, it has become more about censoring information and the policing of morality.

Most Americans believe that political correctness has grown into a bigger problem than it was meant to solve.

A recent Rasmussen survey finds that 26% of American adults believe freedom of speech is acceptable. Sixty-eight percent disagree and say Americans must not express something politically inappropriate.

Yascha Mounka, professor at Johns Hopkins University, reported, "Among the general population, 80% admit that political correctness is a problem in our country."

Young people are equally uncomfortable with political correctness: 74% of adults ages 24 to 29 and 79% under age 24 do not believe that political correctness is constructive.

The 24 and under group are more community-focused than former generations. They are asking: Can communities improve without open dialogue?

The Atlantic and The New York Times both released data (in the last year) that a high percentage of young liberals disagree with political correctness. It is preposterous to legislate what was previously a cultural norm. Have we abandoned respect and substituted it for political policing?

Political correctness is unnecessary where simple respect is in place. Restricting conversation can never improve our communities.

And restricting debate is not the answer to healing our prejudice.

Vigorous debate was once a healthy part of our culture.

Debate was evidence of tolerance. There is no data that validates political correctness has enhanced our culture in any way.

Dr. Ben Carson says, "Civility and political correctness are not the same. Civility constrains behavior and words based on genuine caring about others, while political correctness is only a facade of caring while hoping to cultivate public approval."

There is a great need for boundaries within the politically correct movement. At face value, political correctness can be effective. However, the policing of our conversations is one step away from limiting our freedom of speech.

Freedom of speech is a fundamental right of all Americans and a fundamental principle of our nation.

That is straight-up "politically correct." {eoa}

Thomas McDaniels is a pastor/writer and the guy behind thomasmcdaniels.com. He has written for ChurchLeaders.com and currently is a contributing writer for Fox News. He is also the founder of LifeBridge.tv and the Longview Dream Center in Longview, Texas. Thomas can be found on social media on Instagram and Twitter.


          

Why This Painful Step Is Necessary to Reap God's Harvest for Your Life

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In John 21, we are taken to a scene where Simon Peter and a few other disciples are fishing and to no avail, they caught not one fish. In the early morning a man (who they later recognized was Jesus) called out to them from the shore telling them to throw the net out again on the right side of the boat and they shall catch fish. After their obedience to this request, they end up catching more fish than they could haul into the boat.

I have often found myself in this situation. Trying to forge my way toward my God-given destiny and after much striving, just like Simon Peter, I come up short. I have found that God often has to slow us down in order to do something even more important than reaching the mountain top moments where we achieve such goals. God wishes for our character to be developed so that we can become strong Christians who do not waver in our faith and convictions because of a little opposition. As we allow God to strengthen our character, we begin to rely more on the Word of God and less on our feelings and emotions that often cause us to make painfully horrible decisions.

Striving in our own might to obtain God's destiny for ourselves often causes us to come up short. We not only need the supernatural power of God in order to reap the harvest God has declared over our lives, but we need those valley moments. It is in the valley where we are faced with our demons, insecurities and mindsets that are in constant opposition to God. It is in the obscurity of waiting that God refines our character, melting away the sins that so easily entangle us. It is in the constant obedience to God that we reap blessings. But many times we are quick to give up and quick to say, "I've been doing this for a while and I don't see God working so I give up."

Life on this earth should be about the inward growth of a Christian and being able to grow our roots down deep in the foundation of Christ. So let's stop looking at the mountain top and lets begin to focus on the value of the valley.

Listen to my latest podcast to learn more about how to stand strong in your trial. {eoa}


          

Why Many Believers Miss the Miracle Power of Intercessory Prayer

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The Bible discusses intercession often throughout its many pages. When I pondered this with the glasses of kingly/priestly concepts, I came to a stark awareness that I feel is compelling.

Many people reading an article about kings think of the battles, the wealth and the power to influence for good and evil. But I believe there is even a greater power given to the kings of the earth that many have never accessed.

This power is the power of intercession. It is the ability to have God's ear and heart when you pray for those in your sphere of influence. The God of heaven and earth listens to the hearts of kings and queens. There are several biblical examples where God literally harkens to the prayer of kings and in some cases even changes world events.

There are men and women like you and me who are everyday business people. Moses, who was a prince of Egypt (public servant), turned to a professional herdsman, a king chosen by God. The 12 tribes of Israel only had one tribe that was priestly; all the others were kingly tribes.

Wow! When you understand that most of the Bible was written about the kingly, it's remarkable. We are one of the major players of God's Spirit, callings and anointings on the earth. The common marketplace people are within God's plan. The priestly role is available to support and encourage us.

I say all this as a preparation for intercession because the kings are everywhere in the Bible. They are the ones who God is depending on in the last days.

Let us look at some prime examples of God directly responding to various kings in the Bible who ventured to intercede for those in their sphere of influence. As kings, we have great intercessory authority. When we walk into this anointing, we can see miracles happen through us, not just the priestly.

How about Abraham, the father of our faith, a kingly man of God? Remember the story of Abraham's intercession for Lot in Genesis 18:22-23. It took over 11 verses to record this businessman's intercession and negotiation with the Lord not to wipe out Sodom where Lot lived. God honored Abraham by removing Lot and his wife and daughter by sending angles to get Lot out of the city. I hope you can see that when a king prays, God answers, and in this case with angels.

Moses' prayers for his people were answered on several occasions. Remember when God told Moses that He wanted to kill all of Israel and start a new tribe with Moses? Moses interceded and asked God not to kill the people. Remember the story where Aaron and Miriam grumbled against Moses? The Lord gave leprosy to them and Moses interceded on their behalf so that they might be healed. God honored his request.

How about Joshua, who prayed to make the sun stand still in Joshua 10:12-15? Joshua, who was a military man, not a seminary student, asked God to hold the sun so he could finish conquering the enemy. God heard a request of a king and honored it.

This list goes on and on about how God answers prayers of kings. Look at the life of Jesus, a carpenter, not of the tribe of Levi but a Melchizedek kingly priest. Look at the New Testament: It's chock-full of kings, fishermen, tax collectors and others having their prayers answered and seeing the miracles of God happening prior to Jesus' death.

Therefore, your occupation or place in life does not define the power of your prayers. You do not need to rely on people in the formal ministry occupation to intercede for your family, friends and society. Use the power God has bestowed on you, a king or queen, and pray with power and conviction. {eoa}

Doug Weiss, Ph.D., is a nationally known author, speaker and licensed psychologist. He is the executive director of Heart to Heart Counseling Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the author of several books, including Ministry of Kings and Queens: From Laity to Royalty. You may contact Dr. Weiss via his website, drdougweiss.com, on his Facebook, by phone at 719-278-3708 or through email at heart2heart@xc.org.


          

5 Clear, Simple Steps to Help You Simplify the Holidays

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With Thanksgiving officially kicking off the beginning of the holiday (and eating) season, the Society of Happy People has released their free 5 Steps to Simplify Your Holidays guide to help people navigate this hectic time of year.

Between choosing the perfect gifts, baking the perfect seasonal treats and creating the perfect home ambiance, it's no wonder that people feel especially stressed between Thanksgiving and New Year's. Recent studies suggest that those feelings may be more common than we may have believed, as evinced by a "Beating the Holiday Burn" survey commissioned by Perrigo Company PLC last year that revealed that an alarming 88% of Americans 18 and older feel stressed during the holidays.

To keep you smiling over the next few weeks, here are the top five ways to simplify your holidays:

1. Get organized. While plans will certainly flux along the way, the more organized you are up front, the happier you'll be—and the more energy you'll have to enjoy the holidays. Get a big master calendar to write down everyone's schedule in a different color, or use a planning app to accomplish the same objective. Encourage all family members to share planned parties, lunches, appointments and travel itineraries. Layer in time for holiday decorating as well as time to put everything away. Buy tickets for holiday plays, musicals and religious events in advance.

2. Make shopping fun. Between long lines at the mall and trying to find the right items at the right prices, it comes as no surprise that 1 in 5 Americans dreads holiday gift shopping. Make a detailed list of everyone you need to buy for—and next to each person's name, list possible items that you think they might like, along with a budget. If finances are tight, handmade gifts or framed photos of special moments are equally, if not more, appreciated. Having a game plan and a monetary limit will help keep spending in line—and anxiety at bay.

3. Determine your holiday meals. The phrase "menu planning" is particularly relevant this time of year. If you're hosting, decide what dishes you're going to make and consider assigning some of those to others. Figure out if you need any specific cookware and serving pieces, as well as floral arrangements, placemats and other decorations. If you're not cooking, make reservations at your favorite restaurant or place your catering order. And if you're going to bring a new dish to someone else's house, do a dry run of the recipe beforehand.

4. Create your holiday greetings. Determine whether you'll be going with traditional cards, photo cards or email newsletters, and then select or make your format of choice. Buy holiday stamps and check your mailing list to make sure it's up to date. Address a few envelopes each day to make the task less overwhelming, especially if you're adding personal messages. If you're thinking about creating a video, enlist the help of family members to make it warm and meaningful, and consider hiring an editor to polish up the finished product.

5. Wrap it up. If you didn't buy gift wrap during last year's after-Christmas sales, purchase paper, bags, tape and other supplies now (dollar stores and warehouse big-box stores tend to have good inventory at great prices). When you're ready to start wrapping, make it fun by sipping on a glass of wine, cup of hot cocoa or glass of egg nog while listening to holiday music or your favorite seasonal movie. And there's nothing that says you have to do it all in one day—consider wrapping for a few family members at a time to make the job less onerous.

"The most important part of the holidays are the memories you make with your family and friends," said Pamela Gail Johnson, founder of the Society of Happy People. "All the hoopla may make things look festive, but that's not what people will remember in the years to come. So, don't exhaust yourself trying to create the perfect holiday—just show up and share your happy holiday self!"

For a free copy of the 5 Steps to Simplify Your Holiday Guide, visit sohp.com/holiday-planning-guide-optin/.

The Society of Happy People has thousands of happy members in 45 countries around the world. To become a member or to learn more about their 20th annual Happiness Happens Month, visit sohp.com. {eoa}

About the Society of Happy People: Founded on Aug. 8, 1989, by Pamela Gail Johnson as the Secret Society of Happy People, the since-renamed Society of Happy People is a group of people that celebrates being happy, focuses on making the world a better place by sharing uplifting news and helps others find more happiness.


          

Are You Really Pursuing What Matters Most?

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The things we pursue in life have everything to do with our joy and fulfillment. While it's certainly not wrong to desire success, a better-paying job or a higher standard of living, the Bible tells us that seeking after "things" and making them our priority will only make us miserable in the end.

Seek is a strong word. It means "to crave, pursue, to make sacrifices to get, to go after with all of your strength and all of your heart."

I encourage you to take a moment and ask yourself, "What am I seeking? What am I spending most of my time talking about? Where do I invest the majority of my energy?"

Romans 14:17 (NIV) says, "For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit."

In other words, the kingdom of God is not about us simply trying to get what we want. Instead, it's about seeking a relationship with God and experiencing true kingdom benefits. It's about having a greater understanding of His righteousness (our right standing with Him through Jesus Christ), His peace and His joy in our lives. Only then will we find what we are truly looking for.

In the beginning of our relationship with God, it's all about us—and for a while, this is fine. I believe this is where we all start. We come to Him with our list of needs and desires. We bring Him our problems and want Him to fix everything. But eventually, the time comes for us to grow and mature.

I remember coming to a point in my life when I had a lot of "things" but realized I simply wasn't happy. After praying and asking the Lord what was wrong, He spoke to my heart and said, "Joyce, you are too shallow—it's time to go out into the deep."

That was difficult to hear, but I knew exactly what He meant. It was time for me to start living the "deeper life"—to begin seeking God for who He is and not just what He could do for me.

You see, shallow Christians want the fruit, but they are not concerned about the roots. I love Isaiah 37:31b. It says, "take root below and bear fruit above."

Just look at nature. Large trees with thick, full branches have a massive underground root system that spreads both deep and wide. Without this support system, the tree could never weather a storm.

In the same way, we must develop deep spiritual roots before we can truly enjoy the big, full life God has intended for us. This includes cultivating a relationship with the Lord, finding out what He says about us in His Word and becoming rooted and grounded in His love.

A lot of times, we come at it the wrong way. We want to have all of the benefits—more privileges, a bigger career, more money—before we ever establish our roots. But without a strong foundation in God, these things can actually hurt us more than they can help. And without deep roots, we'll never endure the storms of life.

Friends, the Lord is more concerned about your inner life than your outer life. Why? Because He knows that when you are spiritually strong on the inside, then you are able to handle any situation that arises in your life on the outside.

I think sometimes we're afraid that if we stop chasing after all the "things," we'll never get what we want in life. But the exact opposite is true.

Psalm 37:4 (AMPC) says, "Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart."

As we place our focus on God, He causes our desires to be in line with His plan and what's best for our lives.

Years ago, while I was praying (probably for something I wanted), the Lord spoke a life-changing truth to my heart. He said, "Joyce, seek My face and not My hand. If you seek My face, My hand will always be open."

Matthew 6:33 (NIV) says it this way: "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."

I can tell you from personal experience that when you make God your No. 1 priority, He not only fills your life with His amazing peace, joy and satisfaction, but He also gives you the desires of your heart.

I encourage you to make a decision today to pursue the one who matters most. Seek God for who He is and make your relationship with Him a priority.

As you do, I believe you'll discover what you've been looking for all along. {eoa}

Joyce Meyer is a New York Times' bestselling author and founder of Joyce Meyer Ministries Inc. She has written more than 100 books, including Battlefield of the Mind. She hosts the Enjoying Everyday Life radio and TV programs. For more information, visit joycemeyer.org.

CHARISMA is the only magazine dedicated to reporting on what the Holy Spirit is doing in the lives of believers around the world. If you are thirsty for more of God's presence and His Holy Spirit, subscribe to CHARISMA and join a family of believers who choose to live life in the Spirit.


          

Prophetic Word: 'Welcome to the School of the Mouth'

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Recently I've had numerous encounters with the Lord and dreams regarding "speaking" and the "mouth." In 2020 and beyond, we are moving into an era of declaration. I believe right now the Lord is teaching His people, giving them a deeper understanding of the power of their words, the power of decreeing the Word of God and their authority in Christ.

As I sought the Lord about these encounters and dreams, I heard Him say, "Welcome to the school of the mouth!"

There is an invitation being extended by the Lord right now to enter into a time of being schooled by the Holy Spirit in the power of our words like never before. "Your words are so powerful that they will kill or give life, and the talkative person will reap the consequences" (Prov. 18:21, TPT).

I heard the Lord say, "I am raising the standard in the lives of many, through the revelation of My Word, in the words that they speak."

The Lord has already begun to shine His light upon His Word and speak to many people about the power of declaration, but this major shift is going to continue and increase because this is the new era where we shall decree a thing and it shall be established (Job 22:28).

Conviction Upon the Tongue: No More Careless Words

"Careless words stab like a sword, but wise words bring healing" (Prov. 12:18, NCV).

"Reckless words are like the thrusts of a sword, cutting remarks meant to stab and to hurt. But the words of the wise soothe and heal" (Prov. 12:18, TPT).

"You can be sure of this: when the day of judgment comes, everyone will be held accountable for every careless word he has spoken. Your very words will be used as evidence against you, and your words will declare you either innocent or guilty" (Matt. 12:36-37, TPT).

As I continued to seek the Lord's heart, I felt that this beautiful invitation to be schooled by Him would lead to a realm of revelation and re-introduction to the authority and power of decree and the Word of God. I strongly felt the fear of God, sensing that there is a weighty responsibility entrusted to us to steward our words well in this new era.

The Holy Spirit spoke again: "Fire is coming upon the tongue. I am bringing major deliverance to My people from wrong declarations."

There is a major purification and conviction of the Holy Spirit coming to the body of Christ to bring conviction and purification of words that are spoken. For the Lord is going to bring forth deep healing in the hearts of many, where they will say "yes" to entering into the school of the mouth.

"...For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks" (Matt. 12:34, MEV).

The Lord is going to continue to convict and highlight words that are flowing out of mouths that are not in line with the Word of God. It is the love of God that is going to bring the correction. He is going to the root of lies, unforgiveness, bitterness and the place of simple, "careless speech." He is training His people in the power of words and the tongue because we are moving into a time where decrees will be made about what the Lord is saying and there will be sudden manifestations.

When the Lord said, "Fire is coming upon the tongue," He spoke of conviction and purification, but He also spoke of commissioning. This is the era where fire will fall upon tongues, and a commissioning will take place in greater ways for those being positioned to speak, sing and declare the Word of the Lord. Many have lost their voices, and this is the era where voices will be restored.

There is a mighty wave of His deliverance being released upon the tongue to deliver the people of God from declaring things that are not His heart, not what He is saying and not His truth. God is dealing with lies and half truths and leading His people into a place of declaring what He is saying in alignment with His Word.

Heavenly Wisdom That Has Never Been Seen Before

I heard the Lord say, "Those that embrace the school of the mouth will have mouths that flow with heavenly wisdom that has never been seen before."

By the Lord's Spirit, those who participate in this "school of the mouth" will see major revelation and impartations of wisdom being released to them. They will open their mouths and out will flow revelation of His wisdom and the mind of Christ. The level of wisdom God is going to release will be unprecedented.

It's all about yielding to the process and training of the Lord, speaking what He sees and then seeing the manifestation of what He speaks.

The Lord showed me that many are speaking words of death over their lives, not words of life; but there is a mighty summon of the Lord to stand and to speak only that which He speaks—to speak life. The Lord is going to demonstrate like never before the power of words, decreeing His Word and blessing.

Increase in Authority to Speak What the Lord Is Saying

"For if you remain silent at this time, protection and deliverance for the Jews will be ordained from some other place, but you and your father's house shall be destroyed. And who knows if you may have attained royal position for such a time as this?" (Esth. 4:14).

In this "Esther," "Joseph" and "Daniel" era, there will be ever-increasing doors that are going to open to many in the body of Christ, moving them into different mountains of culture to speak forth the Word of the Lord. In this "school of the mouth" they will receive the wisdom and blueprint strategies from heaven to answer the problems and issues that kings and leaders will need. We can see that this has already begun, but it is going to increase in momentum like we have never seen before. The church will be called on to speak the wisdom of God in places of significant influence that will shift and change nations.

There is not only a mighty deliverance upon His people from wrong declarations, but there is also a mighty deliverance in cities and nations through prayer and the declaration and decree of His Word to those of influence—those leading the mountains of culture.

I heard the Lord say, "In 2020 and beyond there will be mighty demonstrations of My decrees suddenly unlocking the destiny in nations in ways that have never been seen before."

Explosive demonstrations of the deliverance of God are about to be seen in prayer and intercession as the Word of God is decreed and declared. There will be demonstrations of the power of the Word of God through decree, where sudden shifts and manifestations will happen in accelerated momentum. These demonstrations will not be "sporadic" and just "here or there," but it will become normal to see swift shifts and answered prayer through the decree of His Word.

Dealing With Backbiting

The Lord showed me that there is much "backbiting" that is taking place in the body of Christ right now. There are "words being spoken in secret" that are really partnering with a spirit of witchcraft and bringing curses upon fellow believers. The fire of God and His conviction is coming in greater increase to deal with the backbiting and the words that have been spoken over one another that are bringing division and heartache. The Lord is doing a deep work in the body of Christ to bring His people into a place of brotherly love, unity and honoring one another.

"Greater love has no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13).

I saw the fear of God coming upon the church. There will be repentance, en masse, over "backbiting words" and "careless words" that have been spoken, and a revival of honor and love will blossom in many ways, and many of those ways will be unexpected.

"And never let ugly or hateful words come from your mouth, but instead let your words become beautiful gifts that encourage others; do this by speaking words of grace to help them" (Eph. 4:29, TPT).

Limitations Will Be Removed as Words Change

There are limitations that many are living under right now, and some of those limitations are connected to the words that they are prophesying over themselves and others. Where this beautiful invitation to the "school of the mouth" is accepted, the Lord will remove and shatter these limitations, and the truth of the Word of God will shine bright to expose, uproot, untangle and activate.

The year 2020 and beyond will be a decade to declare and decree; a decade of the boldest faith we have ever seen. A people will arise with increasing conviction of the power of the Word, and with His words on their lips. They will see mountains move.

The Power of the Mustard Seed

The Lord spoke to me and said that in 2020 and beyond He will demonstrate the power of the mustard seed (Matt. 17:20)! God is training His people in their decrees and declarations and leading them into a major increase of faith that they already have in Christ.

The signs, wonders and miracles that will be seen in this decade of decree will be astounding, and the invitation to the Lord's "school of the mouth" is the preparation to walk in these creative miracles. The fire of His purification is falling now upon tongues so that tongues may carry His fire like never before.

The invitation is being released. Will you say yes? Invite the Holy Spirit to come; give Him permission to do whatever He has to do to purify your mouth, teach you and prepare you to partner with Him in this new decade of decree. {eoa}

Lana Vawser is an active member of the Australian Prophetic Council and releases prophetic words for the body of Christ and nations, and is featured regularly on The Elijah List and in Charisma Magazine. She is also an itinerant preacher and revivalist who is traveling regularly with her family, seeing powerful moves of God. Lana has a strong, prophetic voice and has a heart to see the body of Christ develop deep intimacy with Jesus and actively hear His voice each day. She also has a heart to see people set free and walk in all that Jesus has purchased for them as they carry Christ into their world each day, awakened to His nature and who they are in Him. Lana is married to Kevin, and they live in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia with their family.

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Why the Promised Land Is Just a Prophetic Shadow of the Kingdom of Heaven

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Have you ever found yourself reading a Scripture you know or have heard many times in church, but on that particular day, its meaning becomes brand-new to you? We should always be looking for and expecting new revelation when we come to read and study God's Word. When this happens to me, I am inclined to go deeper into God's Word to see what else He wants to show me concerning the word or idea.

This article started as a prophetic word. During a Tuesday night service at the church I pastor, Crusaders Church in Chicago, I prophesied about moving into a good land. After delivering that word, I began to do a word study in the Scriptures regarding "the land"—the land of Canaan, the promised land, inheriting the land and the good land.

The good land is a picture of kingdom living—living in the glory realm and in the promises of God. The good land is God's country. It is a place where goodness, abundance, prosperity, excellence, refreshing, beauty, nourishment, blessing, satisfaction, plenty and glory are ways of life. It is the land of the finest, best and choicest of meat and grain. It is a place where we are nourished, shielded and safe. We receive abundant harvests, and all our works are fruitful in the good land. It is a place where becoming fat and large is a spiritual picture of prosperity, wealth and the anointing. I have a passion to see people live in prosperity, abundance, peace, joy and victory in the land God has promised us in Christ.

The good land is also a picture of the promised land to which God was leading the Israelites upon their exodus from Egypt. He was leading them to the physical place called Canaan. God Himself brought them into a good land, a land of milk and honey (Exod. 3:8; Num. 14:8; Deut. 31:20; Ezek. 20:15), as He promised their forefather Abraham (Gen. 12:7).

Today, God's people enter the good land through Jesus Christ, as we have now by faith become the spiritual seed of Abraham (Rom. 11:11-31). The good land is no longer a physical place but a spiritual representation of what was purchased for us by the finished work of Jesus at the cross. It is a metaphor for our spiritual inheritance in Christ and the blessings we have as a result. So now because of Christ, the saints of God dwell in this land and possess it by faith.

Our Inheritance

"Earth" in the Bible's original Greek language is ge, which literally means "land." That's a big distinction, because when you hear or read the word earth, you may think of the entire planet. But when you think of land, the concept of the physical area adjusts to mean only a portion of the planet. Of course, when God sent the Israelites in to possess the land, they were not going in to possess the entire planet. They were possessing the land of Canaan. God gave them parameters (Num. 34:1-12).

When Jesus said in Matthew 5:5 that the meek will inherit the earth, He had certain spiritual boundary lines in mind. Though the verse is commonly quoted, there is a lot more to it than meets the eye. Jesus did not mean the entire physical planet but a special spiritual land set aside for those who love Him, which they inherit as they come into fellowship with Him.

Several Scriptures talk about the good land. Psalm 25:13 says, "His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth [the land]." In Psalm 37, the phrase "inherit the earth" (or land) is mentioned five times (v. 9, 11, 22, 29, 34).

But the book of Psalms was written almost 1,000 years after Joshua led the people of Israel into Canaan, yet still we find several references in Psalm 37 to inheriting the land. Why is the Word of God still talking about possessing the earth?

First, I believe that all the promises of God are fulfilled in Christ. Christ is the fulfillment of all the Old Covenant promises and all the Old Covenant types and symbols. As part of the Old Covenant, God told the Israelites, "I am going to bring you into a good land. This is going to be your inheritance. This will be your possession" (see Deut. 5:31, 6:1, 26:1). But the inheritance of the physical land was something that was temporary, earthly, physical and natural. It was a type of something greater, which we find in Christ.

Passover, Pentecost, Tabernacles, the priesthood, the sacrifices—all these things were types and shadows of a greater reality in which the fulfillment is Christ. So when Scripture says, "The meek shall inherit the earth," it is an Old Covenant picture of what we inherit in Christ. The land is Christ; Christ is the promised land. Christ is our inheritance. So blessings, prosperity, peace, shalom, favor, land flowing with milk and honey—all these are types and symbols of what it means to live in Christ and to walk and live in the Spirit.

So many people today, especially Christians, are focused on the physical piece of land housing Israel, the Gaza Strip and Palestine, as if that is to be the focus of the kingdom. They miss the fact that the land God sent Israel into—and please catch this because you must understand types, shadows and figures in order to rightly divide the Word of God—is a natural representation of something much greater in the Spirit. Though they were sent into this physical land, we must understand that God has something much bigger in mind than just a physical piece of land. The kingdom of heaven is much bigger than that.

Receiving this broadened perspective can be a problem for some Christians whose eyes are so locked on the natural and the physical that they miss the spiritual reality of what we possess in Christ.

What we possess in Christ is a fulfillment of the picture and shadow of what the people of Israel possessed by going into a physical land. Literally, Christ is the good land. Living in the Spirit is the good land, and that is the land given to us.

Allow me to lead you through an example of how a type and shadow may be read in the Old Testament and then seen in the New Testament as fulfilled.

Deuteronomy 8:7 says, "For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs that flow out of valleys and hills."

What does water represent in the Bible? It represents the Spirit of God. Jesus said in John 7:38b (KJV), referring to the believer, "Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." And in John 4, He said, "The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life" (v. 14).

The good land is a picture of living a Spirit-filled life: worship, prophecy, words of knowledge and wisdom, discernment, tongues, interpretation, miracles. That's what we have in Christ. Life should never be boring when you have the Spirit of God flowing consistently. Your life should be full of water, full of fountains, full of depth and full of the river of God (Ps. 46:4). The water of the Spirit of God should always be flowing in your life; if you are not experiencing that, you are not living in the good land. And if you allow it, the enemy will rob you of what it means to live in the good land, to live in the blessings of the Spirit of God.

As you study all the things the people of Israel inherited, realize these are types and shadows of what you have in Christ. When Christ says, "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth" (Matt. 5:5), He is not referring to something physical. He is referring to something much greater than the physical. He is referring to living in salvation, redemption, abundance, glory and shalom. This is the good land.

Blessed Are the Meek

If you are wondering who "the meek" are in Matthew 5:5, let me uncover the mystery: you are the meek. The good land is part of your inheritance in Christ. You are blessed and an heir to the land. It is yours in Christ!

My paraphrase of Isaiah 1:19 says, "The meek are humble, teachable, and able to be corrected by God. They are willing and obedient; therefore, they eat the good of the land."

When you read the phrase "blessed are the meek," know that it is all about Jesus and our restoration through salvation to His image and likeness. Jesus is a picture of the meek. In Matthew 11:29, He said He was meek and lowly in heart. He has inherited the earth in the sense that He possesses the entire world.

Psalm 2:8 (MEV) tells of the promise of the Father to the Son, who becomes the King: "Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession."

Christ's dominion is over the entire earth. Jesus is the embodiment of meekness, and when we enter into Christ, we take on all that He is; therefore, we take on His meekness. His meekness becomes part of our lives. We cannot be meek apart from Christ.

All the promises that are revealed to us through Scripture and by the Spirit of God are found and fulfilled in Christ. So blessed are the meek—blessed are those who are in Christ, the meek one—for they shall inherit the earth, or possess the land.

Appropriated by Faith

Being in Christ is more than being saved. It's more than going to heaven. It's more than just being justified. But many believers have not allowed themselves to live in the good land because of tradition, religion, fear, doubt and other people's interference. They never use their faith to appropriate the land.

When Jesus asked the disciples, "Who do you say that I am?" (Matt. 16:15b), we are witness to Peter's revelation of who Jesus is: "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God" (v. 16b). My desire is that people get a revelation of Christ and thereby get a revelation of the good land.

The enemy will work overtime on your mind and emotions to keep you in an exhausted and frustrated state so that you will believe the good land is for super saints and not for you. This is a lie. Like many people with potential, there may be times when you feel stuck outside of your promises because you have unconsciously partnered with the lies of hell. This is one of Satan's strategies to get you to believe his lies, to make vows and partner with him, and to empower demon spirits to wreak havoc in your life.

You may hear words such as, "Things will never work out for you." You begin to agree with the deception and speak it over yourself: "Things will never work out for me." This is the work of the enemy, and as he influences what you speak, his demons will honor your word. They understand the realm of covenant and keep you on the outskirts of the good land by sowing lies into your heart and mind. You must rise up, break those lies, renew your mind and begin to prophesy the blessings of the good land. The good land is not just for others; it is for you!

Believe what God is saying to you in this hour. I believe that by faith you can inherit the promises, rest, joy, peace, favor, glory and all the great things that belong to us as a result of inheriting the land. The land does belong to you as a child of God. It is a spiritual inheritance. It is a spiritual land that belongs to you. And you can have it by faith if you understand what the land is, what it represents and how we possess it in Christ.

I believe God wants you to live in the good land to enjoy His blessings and promises that are in Christ. The more revelation and understanding you receive, the more you confess this and believe and walk in this. Whatever your current situation is, faith will turn your whole life around. Faith will cause you to move out of a place of poverty, stress and fear, and into a place of abundance, victory and favor.

Begin to confess this and believe it, appropriating it by faith. Rise up. Come out of bondage. Come out of the wilderness. Come out of that dry place. Get into the good land and dwell there all the days of your life. {eoa}

John Eckhardt is overseer of Crusaders Ministries. He is an author and speaker who has ministered in more than 80 nations.

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How Spirit-Filled Believers Must Pray for Netanyahu Right Now

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Israel has been in the news a lot lately, especially with its prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, being charged in three corruption cases. Sometimes it's hard for those of us who don't live in Israel to truly understand what's going on. After all, the media is not as unbiased as it used to be when it comes to reporting on Israel.

Because of that, I invited Pastor Avi Mizrachi onto my "Strang Report" podcast to help shed light on what's really going on. Mizrachi is the pastor of a Messianic congregation in Tel Aviv called the Adonai Roi Congregation. ("Adonai Roi" means "The Lord is my shepherd.")

"I believe we're in a time that we need, more than ever, to really pray for Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu," Mizrachi says. "We want to have a righteous government and a righteous prime minister. So I believe it's important that, as believers, we pray for our government and our leaders at such a time as this."

As a strong Christian Zionist, I was happy when Netanyahu was elected. He's been a strong leader and a good friend to the United States—and especially to our president, Donald Trump. But when this news broke about him being officially charged with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes, I was a little surprised. In some ways, it sounds like what the left is doing here in the U.S. to Trump.

Mizrachi agrees that Netanyahu has been a wonderful leader for Israel. But Mizrachi points out that as Netanyahu's wealthy friends from all over the world came to visit him, some complaints arose that he was receiving special gifts from these people.

"To make a long story short, they came to the conclusion that those gifts that he received from all the rich people from all over the world were actually considered as bribery and, therefore, it's fraud," he says. "We're talking about thousands of thousands of shekels and champagne, cigars—things like that."

Despite the charges, Mizrachi believes that Netanyahu isn't a crooked or evil man. Instead, he calls him a "good leader" and says many on the left don't like him to the point that they are pressuring him to step down.

But Mizrachi also points out that the charges are not confined to receiving gifts of champagne and cigars. They also include a time when Netanyahu tried to convince a media publication not to publish a negative piece about him. As a result, people are now saying he tried to manipulate the press.

"Definitely, there is a lot of attack on him personally," Mizrachi says. "I pray that if he's innocent, that all these lies will come out. But if he's guilty, then he has to pay for doing what is illegal."

It's important to point out that Netanyahu isn't the first Israeli prime minister to be charged with a crime. Ehud Olmert, who served as prime minister from 2006 to 2009, was charged with accepting bribes and obstruction of justice. As a result, Olmert actually went to prison.

Is Netanyahu's situation the same as Olmert's? Mizrachi says absolutely not.

"That was a totally different situation," he says. "[Olmert] was not a straight person. Before he became prime minister, he was mayor of Jerusalem."

While Olmert was mayor of Jerusalem, contractors came to him saying they wanted to build a large building. Olmert was not excited to approve this outlandish proposal, so the contractors gave him a big envelope full of cash. Soon after, Olmert approved the controversial project, speeding its development. After Olmert was charged, he was sent to jail for 18 months.

Because of his charges, Olmert stepped down from his position as prime minister. Many are pressuring Netanyahu to do the same thing. After all, they reason, he will not be able to serve his nation to the best of his ability while he has to focus on his trial.

Reports say, though, that the attorney general is not forcing Netanyahu to step down. So far, the prime minister says he can handle the tremendous pressure. Of course, this adds to the pressure of him not being able to form a government after Israel's two elections. All of that creates a large burden Netanyahu must carry right now.

For that reason, Christians must rise up and pray for him.

"I pray that the Lord will strengthen him during this time," Mizrachi says. "And if he is not [innocent], may the Lord expose any wickedness and unrighteousness for His holy name's sake and that God would raise up someone else to really form this unity government. We do need a strong unity government right now to face all the challenges that we are facing in the Middle East."

Will you join Mizrachi in praying for God's perfect will in this situation? God knows the truth of the charges surrounding Netanyahu. As Christians filled with the Spirit of God, we have an opportunity—and a responsibility—to intercede for the Holy Land and its government.

Listen to my full interview with Mizrachi for more insight into this difficult situation in Israel and tips on how you can practically pray right now!


          

How to Be Certain That God Is Guiding Your Steps

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We can tell a lot about a person by looking at their feet. Some of us pay closer attention to feet than others. I learned to take note of my feet from my golden retriever, my grandson and my cat. I noticed all three of them watched my feet when I came through the house.

Brulee, my golden retriever, would rise instantly, wagging her tail, if she spotted me wearing my tennis shoes. I could almost see her thinking, Boy, oh boy, we're going for a walk!

When my grandson visits and sees me stride through the house in my golf shoes, his shoulders slump. "Papa, you're not going to work; you're going to play golf. Aren't we going swimming today?"

He took clues from shoes. Even at 8 years old, he knew what work shoes meant for his day. In his world, a barefoot Papa means pool time.

My cat, KoKo, has a visceral response to any kind of footwear. "What? You're leaving again?" He immediately attacks my feet and tries to bite the back of my legs.

My dad taught me about feet too. "Always make sure the backs of your shoes are shined, son," he told me. "That'll be the last thing people see of you as you walk away."

Living in Florida has also taught me something about feet: Flip-flops constitute appropriate footwear for both church and fine dining. I'd really mess with my cat if I left the house in flip-flops.

I know feet matter to God, because the Bible contains a wealth of information about them.

We often sing and speak of of the "beautiful feet" mentioned in Isaiah 52:7. These are the feet that take the gospel to the nations: "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings good news of happiness, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'"

"Give careful attention to the paths for your feet, and be steadfast in all your ways" (Prov. 4:26, NIV). We must keep an eye on our feet as we follow Jesus. It's easy to stray from the narrow path if don't pay special attention to His feet and our own.

Our hearts also have a powerful connection to our feet: "Our hearts had not turned back; our feet had not strayed from your path" (Ps. 44:18).

If we're not careful, we can allow our hearts to become hardened to the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit. A wounded heart can develop scars or pockets of pain that move our feet to stray from His perfect path. When this happens, we can walk to places that both damage our feet and hurt our heart: "Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?" (Prov. 6:28).

Our feet leave a mark, or footprint, that shows where we've traveled on land. We can change the landscape or environment of a place when our feet take us there. Our path also impacts our heart with footprints we can't erase on our own.

But Jesus takes care of this task for us, offering cleansing, forgiveness and hope.

He did this when He washed His disciples' feet (John 13:1-17). Peter expressed his obvious reluctance to have His Master perform this servant's duty. Jesus set him straight: "'If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me'" (John 13:8b, MEV). Perhaps when Jesus washed the feet of His disciples, their hearts were also cleansed.

When we walk with Jesus, we know the truth of this familiar verse: "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path" (Ps. 119:105). His Word provides the guidance we need to stay on the narrow way (see Matt. 7:13). As we walk, we need to ask ourselves these three questions:

Who is walking with me?

Is my light shining as I walk?

What will I do when I reach my destination?

Keep His Word as your light everywhere you go. Never take someone you love with you to a place where He has not led you. Make sure He is leading you—and your feet.

If you find yourself uncomfortable, take a look at your feet. Don't let them take you where your heart doesn't want to go. {eoa}


Steve Greene is the publisher and executive vice president of the multimedia group at Charisma Media and executive producer of the Charisma Podcast Network. Find his book, Love Leads: The Spiritual Connection Between Your Relationships and Productivity, at amazon.com, christianbook.com or at your local bookstore.

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Do Christians Have 'Spirit Guides'?

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If the title of this blog ignited fear or anxiety in your heart, I'd like to propose that not all supernatural experiences or practices hail from the kingdom of darkness. In fact, the truth is that many spiritual encounters or expressions that are demonstrated in darkness are often a perversion of something created by God! I'm concerned that in an effort to not be deceived, some Christians take things that are spiritually powerful or supernatural and assign them to the New Age movement! Consequently, what's left is a passive, paralyzed and powerless church.

I've found that often believers pick and choose which bucket they delineate a spiritual experience to be in based on fear or misunderstanding of how Jesus wants us to operate in the gifts of His Spirit today. For example, when some people read the words of Jesus like these, "For false christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect" (Matt. 24:24), they are convinced that Jesus said, "In the last days all the prophets will be false." Most of the heresy hunters don't believe there are prophets in the last days, so they deem all signs and wonders as false!

Of course, there are false prophets, false signs and wonders, demonic trances, demonic tongues and so on, but the devil most often counterfeits things that are valuable! Nobody ever counterfeited a penny or a dollar bill; it's just too much work for very little impact.

I'd propose that the devil has a great strategy to disarm the church—that is to convince her that the weapons of warfare, the very tools she has been given to win the battle against evil, are from the prince of darkness himself.

Spiritual Experiences Are Biblical

Let's take a look at some practical examples of supernatural experiences that have been labeled as New Age in much of today's culture.

First up, are trances Christian or New Age? Well, the apostle Peter fell into a trance. Here is the reference: "I was in the city of Joppa praying. And in a trance I saw a vision: A vessel like a great sheet was descending, let down from heaven by four corners, and it came to me" (Acts 11:5).

The apostle Paul also experienced a trance. Here is his reference: "When I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, I fell into a trance" (Acts 22:17).

Are angel visitations "New Age" or Christian? Are you aware that angels are mentioned 185 times in the New Testament alone? There were at least 20 angelic visitations just in the book of Acts. In contrast, the Holy Spirit is mentioned 223 times in the New Testament.

The Gospel Is Powerful

What I'm getting at is that you can't separate the gospel from the power of God! Paul put it like this: " ... by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and as far around as Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ" (Rom. 15:19).

He brings this point home in 1 Corinthians 4:20: "For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power."

If we teach that there are no longer gifts of the Spirit—that prophecy, healing and deliverance are not for today and that all spiritual experiences and/or supernatural encounters have passed—is this not reducing the gospel? Isn't it just as dangerous to remove the power of God from the people of God as it is to be deceived? In fact, isn't this, in itself, partnering with deception?

It's imperative that we heed Paul's warning to Timothy and not become preachers with no power. Paul said, "Know this: In the last days perilous times will come. Men will be ... having a form of godliness, but denying its power. Turn away from such people" (2 Tim. 3:1, 5).

My Spirit Guide

If you're a believer, you, like me, have a "Spirit Guide"—His name is Holy Spirit and He guides us into all truth! The Bible says, "But when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth" (John 16:13). In fact, Holy Spirit gives us the power to do the work of the gospel.

The very word "saved" in the Greek language is sozo, and it actually means "saved, healed and delivered." Therefore, we must, as Paul exhorted us, fully preach and demonstrate the gospel so that people who experience our ministry receive the full benefits of the blood of Jesus—sozo.

Imagine the impact of an empowered church, taking up our call to minister in the power of God's kingdom, serving in even the darkest places on the planet, healing and redeeming the world back to God!

How will you take up this call and invite Holy Spirit into your everyday life? Tell me about it in the comments below! {eoa}

Kris Vallotton is the senior associate leader of Bethel Church in Redding, California, and co-founder of the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. He is an author, international speaker and culture leader.

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The Powerful Words God Spoke to Me During Thanksgiving Prayer

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One morning during my prayer time as I was thanking the Lord, I heard Him say, "Brad, you could thank me every waking second of the day until you leave this world and it still would not be too much." Now, He was not being critical or derogatory; He was simply and calmly stating the truth about the value and importance of being thankful.

I started thinking about some key "thankful" Scriptures, like 1 Thessalonians 5:18, where we are instructed to give thanks in all circumstances. The Amplified Bible reflects: "Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks]." The Message states "Thank God no matter what happens." Or to put it another way: Give thanks in all things and at all times—live a lifestyle of thankfulness to God, and for others. In the Greek, this particular word is eucharisteo and per The Complete Wordstudy Dictionary, it means thankful, grateful and well-pleasing (to show oneself grateful, to be thankful and to give thanks).

Or how about the short and simple instruction in Colossians 3:15 (MEV) "...and be thankful"? The word used here is eucharistos and means "thankful or grateful." Ephesians 5:4 tells us instead of foolish talking and jesting, we should give thanks. And in Ephesians 5:20, we are admonished to give thanks always for all things.

Thankfulness as a Lifestyle

What would it look like to live a lifestyle of thankfulness in this world? What if we said "thank you" and meant it every time our spouse does something "routine" for us or our family? Examples include when they purchase groceries, do the laundry, wash the dishes, set the table, cook a meal, make us coffee, pick up clothes, buy you or your family clothes, pay the bills, keep the books, run errands, take the kids to school and pick them up afterward, coach kids' sports, plan a vacation, get the family ready for church, get up in the middle of the night for you or your children, buy and mail cards to both families on those special days, pray for us and our family, go to work every day, do yard work ... and on and on it goes.

Are we really aware of what our spouse does for us and our family? Are we thankful for each and every thing? Do we ever look them in the eye and say "thank you" from our heart? Paul made it a habit to thank God for others (see Eph. 1:16; Col 1:3; 1 Thess. 1:2, 3:9; 2 Thess. 2:13; 1 Tim. 2:1), and I want to make it my practice also: to personally thank the checkout person, server, clerk, attendant, teacher, coach, employer, employee, nurse, doctor, policeman, military, first responder, pastor, usher, worshipper and so forth. I choose to live a lifestyle of thankfulness.

I remember our pastor back in the mid-'80s saying that yearly, he would drive by where he used to live and the beach where he got into drugs, just to remember his old lifestyle and all that his Jesus did for him. It kept him mindful of being thankful throughout the year. We are reminded by the writer of Psalm 77:11 "I will remember the works of the Lord; surely I will remember Your wonders of old." It's important to recall to mind all that our great God has done for us, and to muse on the many miracles He has worked in our lives and the lives of our family members (see Isa. 63:7, Jonah 2:7, 1 Chr. 16:12, Deut. 5:15, Lam. 3:21-24). I choose to remember all that my faithful Father has done for my family and me.

Thankfulness as a Weapon

There has been many a time when my wife and I were engaged in spiritual warfare for a person or a specific situation and we seemed to be "stuck"—and then felt led to stop and start thanking God. We would begin to offer thanks that He is Lord of that person or situation (Ps. 24:1, Neh. 9:6, Deut. 10:14); that He rules and reigns in that person or situation (Luke 1:32-33, Ex. 15:18, 1 Chr. 16:31, Ps. 103:19, Lam. 5:19). We thanked Him that He is the revealer of secrets (Dan. 2:22) and that nothing is too difficult for Him (Gen. 18:14, Jer. 32:17, Job 42:2, Luke 1:37). His is an everlasting kingdom/dominion (Ps. 145:1, Dan. 4:3, Zech. 9:10, 1 Chr. 16:31, 2 Chr. 20:6).

I recall hearing a pastor once say of Moses' song in Exodus 15:1 and Miriam's song in Exodus 15:20 as "right song, wrong side." He was admonishing us to go into life's situations thanking and praising God, and not waiting for the breakthrough to thank and praise Him. Think King Jehoshaphat; when three armies (labeled a great multitude) came against Judah, they appointed worshippers to lead their army, and when they began to sing, the Lord sent ambushes against the attacking armies (2 Chr. 20:1-30). So, the next time we are in a battle and just cannot seem to get breakthrough, let's remember to choose thankfulness as a weapon and begin thanking and praising the Lord and watch what happens.

Thankfulness as Worship

Recently I read a post on Facebook from a man battling cancer, stating gratitude is the beginning of worship. Think about that: Aren't gratitude and thankfulness the heart of worship? Revelation 7:11-12 says, "All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures and fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, saying: 'Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.'" The Strong's Concordance states this particular "thanksgiving" is eucharistia, which means "gratitude, grateful, thankfulness; giving thanks as an act of worship." I love what Spurgeon writes of Psalm 50:14: "Thankful adoration before the Lord."

Aren't we encouraged in Psalm 100:4 to "Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; be thankful to Him, and bless His name"? Or "Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving" in Psalm 95:2. Every time I read these Scriptures, I am overwhelmed with His desire for me to stop what I am doing and come into His holy presence with thanksgiving in my heart and on my lips. How can we separate thanksgiving from worship?

God created us and He knows what gratitude and thankfulness do for our soul, how thankfulness realigns our perspective and keeps our heart soft and sensitive to His voice. That is why He instructed the Israelites to offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to Him (see Lev. 7:12-15, Ps. 107:22). We read how God stirred Nehemiah's heart to appoint two large thanksgiving choirs to go in different directions on the recently completed wall to dedicate it with gladness and thanksgiving. They rejoiced so loudly, the joy of Jerusalem was heard afar off (Neh. 12:27-43). I guess that is why we are instructed in Psalm 69:30 to "magnify Him with thanksgiving." It is interesting to note the word used in Nehemiah for thanksgiving is todah, which The Strong's Concordance defines as "an extension of the hand, adoration; specifically, a choir of worshippers." Oh, to be listed among His "choir of worshippers"!

So, let us choose to have a thankful worshipping heart like King David, a true worshipping warrior who lived a lifestyle of thanksgiving and praise as evidenced in Psalm 119:62 where he rose at midnight to give thanks to God. No wonder we find so many various tenses of "thanks" mentioned in Psalms.

Because He inhabits the praises and thanksgivings of His people, let us bring His presence into our lives, our homes, our neighborhoods and our cites by thanksgiving praise, so the "joy of Jerusalem" may be heard throughout the land (Neh. 12:27-43)!

Happy Thanksgiving! {eoa}

Brad Tuttle is a marketplace minister who lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with his wife, Juneal. He leads the Spiritual Warfare Attack Team (SWAT), a group of men from various churches and vocations. They intercede weekly, sometimes traveling to places of great need. A partner ministry, NOCO Revivalists, provides intercessory prayer support to pastors and churches in northern Colorado. Brad provides leadership to both. Brad and Juneal attend Vintage City Church in Fort Collins, Colorado.


          

11 Weak Reasons to Leave a Church

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I know there are legitimate reasons for leaving a church (for example, the message is unbiblical, you've moved to another city, and so on), but too many people leave a church for the wrong reasons. Realizing that there are always exceptions to any of the reasons listed below, I've compiled 11 "weak" reasons to leave:

  1. You're angry at somebody. You'll simply carry your anger elsewhere. Plus, unrepentant anger is ungodly.
  2. You don't like the worship style. Preferences are seldom a good reason to leave a church. Churches change, and so do our preferences over time.
  3. Your ministry passion is no longer supported. It may be that the program or ministry you've grown to love is no longer as relevant as it once was. At least be open to this possibility.
  4. You don't like the pastor. At a minimum, graciously address the issues with the pastor. Leaving without a conversation is unkind, and it could prove hasty.
  5. They ask for money. Sure, some churches overemphasize dollars, but every church should be teaching financial stewardship. Be willing to hear them.
  6. You don't like the message. The message might, in fact, be the gospel—and the gospel is often offensive. A church preaching a message that doesn't make you uncomfortable is likely not preaching the Word.
  7. The congregation's getting too big. Regardless of the size of the church, you'll still develop genuine relationships with only a few people. Growth doesn't automatically hinder fellowship.
  8. There's sin in your life. You need to be under the Word of God if you're living in sin. A strong church should be calling you to repentance.
  9. The church is changing. No church stays the same forever. What matters most is that God and His Word don't change.
  10. No one's asked you to serve. That doesn't always mean they don't want you to serve; it might be that they need to improve their assimilation and recruitment process. Don't wait—ask somebody about opportunities.
  11. You just "know the Lord told me so." He might direct you to leave, but listen to Him through His Word, His Spirit and His people. Living according to feelings—especially if you're really not walking with God—is risky.

What reasons would you add to this list? {eoa}

Thom S. Rainer is the founder and CEO of Church Answers, an online community and resource for church leaders. Prior to founding Church Answers, he served as president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. Among his greatest joys are his family: his wife, Nellie Jo; three sons, Sam, Art and Jess; and 10 grandchildren. Dr. Rainer can be found on Twitter @ThomRainer and at facebook.com/Thom.S.Rainer.

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Discerning the Sound of a Fivefold Prophet

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Though the Bible teaches about the simple gift of prophecy in 1 Corinthians 14—to edify, comfort and exhort—many are still confused about how prophetic people should operate.

Should believers release words outside the bounds of 1 Corinthians? What is the purpose of the office of the prophet if there's a gift we can all use?

In this video, you'll find plenty of biblical insights.


          

3 Theories for What Revelation's 'Wormwood' Judgment Could Really Be

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Many Christians—and even churches—avoid studying the book of Revelation, often believing it to be too confusing, inapplicable or metaphorical. However, the individual who avoids this book unknowingly shortchanges themselves: Readers are told in the first few verses that those who read and truly hear this revelation will be blessed. Furthermore, believers are challenged in 1 Thessalonians 5 not to be found ignorant regarding these end-times events because we do not belong to the night or in darkness. Today, we will try to dissect one of the most mysterious judgments in Revelation: Wormwood.

In the final book of the Bible, the apostle John is well into a lengthy, colorful description of coming events. Elderly and exiled, John is an eyewitness as a series of seven seals on a vellum scroll are peeled back, one by one. Only the Lamb of God who was slain was deemed worthy to open these seals from what is obviously a very important document. Seal one through six have already been opened with dramatic and effective results. Revelation 8 starts by telling of a period of time—one half-hour—when heaven will be completely silent after the breaking of the seventh seal. Then, seven angels, appointed for this specific moment in time, prepare themselves to sound.

The third trumpet is accompanied by an ominous series of events in John's vision: "The third angel sounded, and a great star from heaven, burning like a torch, fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters. The name of this star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter" (Rev. 8:10-11).

While not everyone asserts that prophecy will be dealt specifically via an incoming comet or asteroid, admittedly, a casual English reading of the entire chapter of Revelation 8 certainly lends itself to such an interpretation. That said, there are other options regarding the meaning of this Wormwood and what its arrival may portend in this prophetic "trumpet" discussion.

Often, in our corporate church imagination, the prevailing narrative regarding the blowing of the trumpet spawns visions of a spiritual entity (angel) perched peacefully on a cloud awaiting his cue. When the time has arrived, he blows the third trumpet and watches, disengaged, from his cushy seat in the heavens while a giant rock splashes into the earth's most important freshwater source.

But maybe, just maybe, there is an angel who is more involved than this cartoon version—and perhaps we're not looking at an impact/collision event at all.

It would be easy to keep our collective sights only on "natural space activity" (however erratic) and forget another theory about Wormwood that may, according to some scholars like Michael S. Heiser, be the most obvious conclusion regarding these poisonous waters. Could Wormwood be a fallen angel?

The notion that trumpet three, Wormwood, would be an entity—especially with how many spiritual and demonic beings these judgments are increasingly producing around this time—will probably appear in that day to both Christ's devoted ones and the Antichrist's followers as a real possibility.

In this article, we will explore possible alternate explanations for Wormwood in order to prepare you for the end-times reality that could begin at any moment. But first, I should explain how to approach serious interpretation of Revelation and its mysterious prophecies.

Biblical Literalism

When interpreting the Wormwood judgment, scholars arrive at many different conclusions—some easier to grasp than others. Some believe the "falling star" could actually mean a "falling angel," and others suggest that the "bitterness" (poisoning) of wormwood actually means "famine" and has nothing to do with water. We'll get to both of those theories in the next section. Nevertheless, both concepts demand that the question of literality in the interpretation of Revelation is at least visited briefly so readers can understand: 1) why the interpretations—even among scholars—vary so widely, and 2) why many of these theories are equally plausible.

There is a popular (and respectable) principle of biblical interpretation that many instructional books will teach as one of the first rules to follow when studying the Bible: "If a verse can be interpreted literally, it should be. The only occasion when a Scripture should not be taken literally is when doing so creates an absurdity."

For instance, 2 Timothy 4:13 contains a clear, non-allegorical order for Timothy to bring Paul's cloak and documents. To take 2 Timothy 4:13 as literal does not create an absurdity, because it's not illogical or unreasonable in any way to assume Paul wanted Timothy to swing by with some supplies next time he was headed Paul's way. However, John 3:3, taken to the fullest application of literality, means that a man must crawl through his mother's womb again (be "born again") before he can go to heaven. But as we know, even Nicodemus realized that a literal interpretation would create an absurdity, so he sought clarification, and Jesus further explained that this rebirth was "of ... the Spirit" (John 3:4-6), leading us today to understand that this was a metaphor.

Therefore, to follow one of the most fundamental principles of biblical interpretation, "wormwood" would be a poisoning of fresh waters (not "famine") and "Wormwood" would be a space-body mass object of some kind (not an "angel" or "fallen angel"). Assuming we're dealing with asteroids and a poisoning, we have been able to conclude a literal interpretation that "does not create an absurdity." This is perhaps why many scholars of the Word resist the allegorical or metaphorical approach to the book of Revelation any time we can see a logical, literal explanation for what's coming.

Yet the very first rule of biblical interpretation, which must be acknowledged before any and all others in any serious approach to Scripture, is this: "There can only be one, true meaning of the verse in question, and that is the meaning that the author of that book intended for his original readers. No interpretation that disagrees with the author of the book (and, by extension, the Holy Spirit who led such a composition) can ever be the right one."

The real issue lies in getting to the bottom of what that author meant, and not in deciding what we think makes the most sense to us today. That faulty approach is called eisegesis—"putting into Scripture what was never there"—which is the opposite of exegesis—"pulling out of Scripture what has been there from the beginning." It's also to commit the error of placing hermeneutics (what it means to us, today) ahead of exegesis (what it meant to them back then).

Yet this conundrum has never been bigger than when we get to Revelation, for the following reasons:

Unlike a didactic work or a historical narrative, John was documenting a future reality, not a past one, and the language of his vision often demands allowance for the same kind of prophetic imagery we have seen elsewhere in the Word, ripe with symbolism and metaphor, much like some of the messages given by the major prophets of the Old Testament.

Parts of Revelation can be interpreted literally without creating an absurdity, whereas other areas absolutely cannot.

As will be shown shortly, the original audience can and did recognize a language and imagery ("star" as "angel") from first-century authors that is lost from mainstream Bible studies today. This unfortunately tends to leave the interpretation of a difficult book like Revelation only to those supremely educated scholars whose field of specialty (like Heiser and Gregory K. Beale) lies in comprehending the full and complete culture at the time of the original author's penning. Since this is a minority, that means that an extreme minority of the church is sorting it all out, and the responsibility of comprehending "literal" versus "nonliteral" appears insurmountable for many.

Based on those points, we may be tempted to say all these trumpet judgments are symbols, and none of them are literal. If John intended to share his already overwhelming prophetic vision in language his contemporaries would understand—perhaps because what he saw was already so hard to put into words of any language—then we, too, should be willing to visit that possibility. It all boils down to context.

Rethinking Wormwood

Well-known among Bible scholars, but largely undiscussed in lay-Christianity, is the fact that the word "star" is frequently a personification of either a saint or angel in the Word, as well as classic and ancient extrabiblical Jewish writings or apocryphal accounts. One major, scriptural point of comparison scholars also make is the link between Michael as guardian angel in Daniel 12:1, and his relation to the intelligent and personified "stars" two verses later. This association was so well known by the New Testament writers that it felt like a natural extension of terms by the time John of Patmos wrote that "The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches" in Revelation 1:20b.

And elsewhere, in The New Bible Commentary, the close proximity of the other stars of the trumpet judgments as angelic messengers of death appears obvious enough to immediately consider Wormwood an angel as well: "Since the star that falls at the sounding of the fifth trumpet (9:1) is an angelic being, it is possible that Wormwood is also an angel."

But another question is now presented: If the "star" is really an "angel" and not an asteroid that might set off eruptive phenomena or some equivalent, then what, exactly, are the "bitter waters" that result in death?

When we trace "wormwood" back to its Hebrew root, la'anah, it represents extreme suffering and destruction—the opposite of righteousness and justice. That could mean just about anything in an eschatological trumpet judgment creating mass death. Beale postulates that Wormwood may not be referring to a literal poisoning of fresh waters, but a pouring out of bitter suffering, a curse, that results in death by famine.

Though Wormwood is described as "burning," fire isn't remotely limited to literality. Even on some occasions when fire has meant a literal flame, it has also indicated a personification or theophany (Ex. 3:2-6, 13:21, 19:18). Most pertinent to our study, however, are moments when "fire" represents a symbol of the wrath of God or a judgment:

God's wrath is fire. Psalm 89:46 says, "How long, O Lord? Will You hide Yourself forever? How long shall Your wrath burn like fire?" (See also Ezek. 21:31, 22:31, 38:19).

God's rebuke is fire. Isaiah 66:15 says, "For the Lord shall come with fire and with His chariots like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury and His rebuke with flames of fire."

God's fury is fire. Lamentations 2:4 says, "He has bent His bow like an enemy, with his right hand set like an adversary; He has killed all who were pleasant to His eye; in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion, He has poured out His fury like fire."

God's jealousy is fire. Zephaniah 3:8 says, "Therefore wait for Me, declares the Lord, until the day when I rise up to seize the plunder; for My decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour on them My indignation, all My fierce anger; for all the earth will be devoured with the fire of My jealousy."

There are more examples, but you get the idea. Fire is used throughout the Word to represent a judgment of God upon the earth. With this in mind, one of the most powerful arguments for "fire" as a judgment of God in the form of famine is Ezekiel 5.

The prophecy regarding the "thirds" begins with friction between Israel and the Babylonian armies, during the symbolic act of cutting Ezekiel's hair:

"As for you, son of man, take a sharp sword. Take and cause it to pass upon your head and upon your beard as a barber's razor. Then take balances to weigh and divide the hair. You shall burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city when the days of the siege are fulfilled. Then you shall take a third part and strike it with the sword all around the city. And a third part you shall scatter in the wind. And I will draw out a sword after them. You shall also take a few in number from them and bind them in the edges of your robes. Then take some of them again and cast them into the midst of the fire and burn them in the fire. For a fire shall come out into all the house of Israel" (Ezek. 5:1-4).

It seems pretty clear by this point that fire is judgment, but obviously not a literal flame that engulfs and kills "all" the house of Israel. Looking a little way down the road in the same narrative, we read what this "fire" actually refers to:

"I will do in you what I have not done, and the like of which I will not do anymore, because of all your abominations. Therefore the fathers shall eat their sons in your midst, and the sons shall eat their fathers. ... A third part of you shall die by pestilence or by famine; they shall be consumed in your midst. ... When I send upon them the deadly arrows of famine which shall be for their destruction and which I will send to destroy you, then I will also increase the famine upon you and break your staff of bread. So I will send upon you famine and wild beasts, and they shall bereave you of children. And pestilence and bloodshed shall pass through you. And I will bring the sword upon you. I the Lord have spoken it" (Ezek. 5:9-17).

This passage is a clear and present indicator that "fire" as a judgment can mean "famine." (For a fuller explanation of this topic—and how the first two trumpets fit this pattern as well—read The Wormwood Prophecy.)

Battle of the Ages

Scripture makes no small point about it: The third trumpet will be devastating and terrifying. It may be delivered via a meteor collision. It could come as a sweeping famine. A nuclear event is not entirely out of the question. Perhaps an asteroid will strike a nuclear power plant, and the ensuing desolation will launch a dearth unlike any the world has yet seen.

Or perhaps the event will have a different, darker undertone.

Maybe the third trumpet—or all the trumpets—will be a byproduct of spiritual warfare taking place in heavenly realms, between which our planet—along with many other unsuspecting cosmic bodies—will become caught in the crossfire.

Some may think that this possibility is surely an exaggeration, but consider this: we often make the assumption that since angels can appear in a fleshly, human form (Heb. 13:2), and since Jesus walked the earth as a man, in the flesh (1 Tim. 3:16), that entities within the spiritual realm are of similar size and capability as human beings. But nothing could be further from the truth. We know from Scripture that God's strength is unending (Job 9:4), His knowledge is infinite (Ps. 147:5) and all victory is His (Col. 2:15).

Furthermore, Revelation 10:1-3 gives us insight as to what one particular angel appearing during this time will look like: "Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud and a rainbow on his head. His face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire. He had a little scroll open in his hand. He set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and cried out with a loud voice, like a lion roaring. When he cried out, seven thunders sounded their voices."

This one holy entity is so large that the Bible tells us he literally stands over the land and sea. His voice—as a roar of a lion—is enough to call forth the response of seven thunders. Thus, this being has the strength to provoke natural elements upon the earth.

Revelation is filled with accountings of holy angels interacting with natural elements in the earthly realm out of obedience to God, but what of the fallen ones? What about those entities who were once similar to the angels of heaven, but rebelled alongside Lucifer so long ago? Will these agents of evil attempt to manipulate created fixtures as well?

We know in that day, Satan will be rallying his forces to wreak havoc upon the earth because he is aware that his time is short (Rev. 12:12). It stands to reason that during these last days, the battle between good and evil, which has raged on since the beginning of the world, would culminate into a climax: the battle of the ages.

To some, this may seem far-fetched, especially since some people interpret the trumpets to represent more subtle means of judgement, such as famine or pestilence. To jump to the conclusion that these instruments of judgment could really mean that bodies within the universe are being knocked around like ping-pong balls seems to some individuals to be quite a jump.

But the next trumpets clearly illustrate that cosmic disturbance will be completely unlike anything our solar system has experienced: "The fourth angel sounded, and a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day had no light, and likewise a third of the night" (Rev. 8:12).

This upheaval will permanently change things on earth. There is no reparation that can be made for the type of damage that will occur for our planet and its surrounding orbital bodies during this catastrophic event.

When the trumpets begin to sound, a dark day has indeed arrived for planet Earth and all those who inhabit it. Death, disease, warfare, pain, torment and dread will run rampant across all who dwell therein on that terrifying day. The only hope for mankind in that moment will be found in whether or not they are one of God's own. For those who reject Him, the nightmare will be just beginning.

But for God's children, Revelation 21:4 tells us a beautiful and joyous reunion with their Maker awaits them: "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. There shall be no more death. Neither shall there be any more sorrow nor crying nor pain, for the former things have passed away."


Thomas Horn is the CEO of SkyWatchTV and the founder of Defender Films and Defender Publishing.

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You May Be Surprised to Know the First Thanksgiving Was Actually in 1565 in Florida

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As we celebrate Thanksgiving today, it's important to understand the truth about its origins. Many believe the first American Thanksgiving was the harvest festival the Pilgrims hosted in October 1621 at the Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts. But actually, the first Thanksgiving was 66 years earlier in St. Augustine, Florida.

When the Spanish landed in August of 1565, they named their city St. Augustine because it was on the feast day of St. Augustine. Accounts say that the Spanish came off their ships with trumpets blaring. Priests who had joined the voyage celebrated the first mass in the New World. They also took some of their provisions off the ship and held a feast—a feast of Thanksgiving.

A large cross now marks the spot where the Spanish thanked God for their safe passage to the New World. St. Augustine locals like to say it's the largest cross in North America.

Members of the Timucua tribe were nearby when the Spanish landed, so they joined the newcomers for their Thanksgiving feast. Their food, unfortunately, was probably not as delicious as the foods we eat for Thanksgiving today. Instead of freshly cooked Turkey and mashed potatoes, the Thanksgiving feast of 1565 likely consisted of hard biscuits, some wild game, garbanzo stew and red wine—leftover provisions from the long voyage from Spain.

Fast-forward 60 years and you have the well-known Thanksgiving of 1621 in Plymouth. The Pilgrims—who called themselves separatists and came to the New World seeking religious freedom—befriended the Native Americans who lived nearby. The Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to farm, and because the crop was so plentiful that year, the two groups joined for a feast of celebration and gratitude to God.

The Thanksgiving story in St. Augustine is interesting to me because I live in Florida. But the Thanksgiving in Plymouth is special to me because I've found out that I'm actually a descendant of William Brewster. I found this out through my cousin Sharon Holmgren, who is as interested in genealogy as I am. My mother, Amy Strang, is a descendant of Brewster's son Jonathan.

If you don't already know, Brewster was the elder who was in charge of the Plymouth colony. He came over to the New World with his family, and sadly, a couple of his children died. He went on to live to be 78 years old, which was a long time in his day. Brewster acted as ruling elder from 1609 to his death in 1644, and as ruling elder, he was also head of their government.

But why is this important? I believe it's good to have a fresh perspective on Thanksgiving as we celebrate today. It's good to research these historical events for ourselves since even textbooks aren't always correct.

Yet no matter what the history is, the most important thing is that we as Spirit-filled believers take the opportunity today to offer God a sincere attitude of gratitude. I hope as you gather with family and friends to have a nice meal and relax away from work that you remember what this holiday is all about.

Share this article with a friend today so they, too, can have a fresh perspective and appreciation for Thanksgiving. You can also listen to my podcast about this topic, where I go more in depth about the historical origins of this Christian holiday.

May God bless you and your family as you celebrate!


          

WATCH: Rick Perry Told Trump He Is the 'Chosen One' Like King David

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he told U.S. President Donald Trump that he is "the chosen one," like kings David, Saul and Solomon.

In August, while discussing a trade war with China, Trump said, "Somebody had to do it. I am the chosen one." His comments received significant backlash at the time from both believers and nonbelievers. Following this controversy, Perry told Fox & Friends he affirmed to Trump that he is "the chosen one."

"God's used imperfect people all throughout history," Perry says. "King David wasn't perfect. Saul wasn't perfect. Solomon wasn't perfect. I actually gave the president a little one-pager on those Old Testament kings about a month ago, and I shared it with him. I said, 'Mr. President, I know there are people that say you said you were the chosen one,' and I said, 'You were.' If you're a believing Christian, you understand God's plan for the people who rule and judge over us on this planet in our government."

The video later clarifies that Perry also believes Barack Obama was sent by God as well.

Following the clip, Fox and Friends Host Pete Hegseth added, "God has used imperfect people forever, because we're all imperfect, but what he has withstood is unlike what really any other mortal could understand."


          

This Holiday Season, Take Time to Reflect

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A few years ago, we relocated my mother from a home several hundred miles away, where she had lived for more than 50 years. She made the transition very well to a small duplex near us, but the move was not without its challenges. Mom's heart sometimes longed for the more familiar past when family gathered for the holidays, and she cooked our favorite dishes—while lavishing loads of love on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Yet her life's companion of more than 61 years had relocated to his new home in heaven, the house was emptied of all its furnishings and a new owner had moved in.

Reflecting on sweet memories of warm embraces, children's laughter echoing from the rooms and the delicious aromas wafting through our old home stir mixed emotions for me too this time of year. However, Mom is now enjoying being reunited with Daddy and celebrating God's amazing blessings in her heavenly home. Her passionate faith has become sight!

This spring, my husband and I transitioned from a home, where we had lived for almost 39 years, to a condominium, minus a whole lot of stuff! This will be our first holiday season in a new house since our children were babies, and we've been discussing where we should put the Christmas tree. Although it's been a very liberating experience to be rid of some of the trappings of the past, I'm sure we'll be a bit emotional when we reflect on fun times like reading Mr. Toy Man and The Gift of the Magi in front of the fireplace or having scavenger hunts to locate our presents. Yet this is not the biggest transition I've ever made.

My most significant transition in life was when my spiritual house was emptied of its unnecessary furnishings, and a new owner took possession of my heart, soul and spirit.

Paul asked the Corinthians, "Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God, and that you are not your own?" (1 Cor. 6:19). Although I sometimes act a bit bossy and think I still "rule the roost," the true owner reminds me that He is the one in authority because I am now His dwelling place.

Believe me, He is a much better proprietor than the previous one. Like the HGTV extreme home makeovers, my renovation process is taking a bit of time, but oh what a beautiful difference the new owner is making! I understand that the Father's house in Scripture may have several different applications or meanings, but what should typically be some of the most appealing features about the Father's house?

—It is to be called a house of prayer (Isa. 56:7, Mark 11:15-17).

—It has many "rooms" or dwelling places (John 14:2-3, Eph. 2:4-6).

—It has a loving atmosphere (John 14:23).

—It is a place of miracles (Matt. 21:14, Luke 13:12-13).

As you enter this holiday season, you may be so busy with church and family activities that you feel you don't have time to think, much less reflect on sweet memories of home and Christmases past. Life transitions might have been different for you this year, and some may still be in progress.

You may find yourself living in a room or dwelling place of:

—Loneliness, grieving broken relationships.

—Disappointment, weeping for prodigal children.

—Rest in His presence, following a long season of active ministry.

—Amazement at His wisdom, absorbing His grace and understanding.

—Waiting for release, longing for healing and deliverance.

—Fasting, praying and anticipating the prophetic fulfillment of His Word.

—You fill in the blank.

Ironically, although we're the temple of His Holy Spirit, He's also at the Father's right hand in a place prepared for us to join Him. Yes, the Father's house is to be called a house of prayer, and it has many rooms. As we persevere in whatever place we find ourselves, surely, we can have hope because according to Paul, the love of God is continually being "poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us" (Rom. 5:5, ESV). We can't afford to be so preoccupied during the holidays that we fail to go "home" to the Father's house.

Although I may miss the familiar sights, sounds and smells of my childhood home, I'm super thrilled that I don't have to travel to be home for the holidays. Children and grandchildren will now gather around the Thanksgiving table and Christmas tree at our new house. That's also the exciting thing about being invited to go to the Father's house. We don't have to drive, fly on an airplane or hop a train to be "home" for the holidays! {eoa}

Kay Horner is the executive director of the Awakening America Alliance and Helper Connection. Visit her blog or read the full-length article by clicking here.


          

Daily Habits to Revive Your Dying Marriage

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I love talking about the garden or perimeters God has placed us in. Where you and I live and get to worship Him is truly an amazing place.

However, the creation of our spouse was a whole other level of His creativity and genius. Our spouse, among the billions of people in the world, is unique in so many ways. His or her family experiences, walk with God, friends, education, choices, ambitions and gifts make him or her, well, him or her.

My hope is, in reading this, that an idea here or there will prompt you to think or even evaluate your service to your spouse.

I have broken down the area of serving your spouse into several areas and I wrote about it in my book, Servant Marriage. I followed a model of personhood that Paul, through the Holy Spirit, wrote about in 1 Thessalonians 5:23:

"May the very God of peace sanctify you completely. And I pray to God that your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."

Your spouse has an amazing spirit, given to him or her by God. This spirit is also given to you by God as a gift. This gift, like so many gifts of God, needs to be personally cared for and maintained by you.

Your spouse has an almost incomprehensible soul. His or her mind, will and emotions will be under your care and influence for decades. This area of his or her being will also require care from you in a servant marriage.

Our spouse is, above all, a spirit being. At the core of him or her is a spirit that best operates if his or spirit is being fed and nourished.

Before I talk about your spouse, I want to first talk about you. You are a spirit being as well. Taking care of yourself spiritually is definitely the first order of business to be able to spiritually serve your spouse.

In Romans 1:15 (NIV), Paul says, "That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel..." I cannot serve very well spiritually if I am not spiritually consistent and growing. The reverse happens if a spouse is spiritually weak and inconsistent. He or she will negatively impact your marriage rather than positively impact it.

I said all of this to say that reading your Bible, praying, worshipping and growing spiritually daily and regularly are critical to having a servant marriage. If you do not serve God well, you will be more likely not to serve your spouse well either.

Regular church attendance and meeting regularly with a friend of the same gender is very helpful. When you grow spiritually, everyone in your life benefits.

Your spouse also greatly benefits when you pray together. As a servant, you do not have to worry about this being your personality or not. It is your responsibility to attempt to connect together spiritually.

Praying together daily or regularly in the presence of God and God the Father-in-law is a blessing to Him. I believe He loves being with both of you at the same time as well as individually. He created this trinity of marriage with you both so that He could fellowship and commune with you together. In a servant marriage, your spiritual walk involves both of you together, and not just you as a single man or woman.

Lisa and I have some friends we enjoy individually. However, when we get together with them together, it is a totally different dynamic. I think the Father feels the same way. Remember, marriage is a three-person entity, not just two. Therefore, I encourage you to enjoy the third person in your marriage together on a daily or regular basis.

Beyond praying together, some couples read the Bible together, which is great. When Lisa and I do this, we discuss what we learn for ourselves, not what we think the other person should be learning or applying.

Spiritual time together is a way for the servant to honor his or her spouse. Some couples do worship together, perhaps by using a worship CD. Some couples read devotions together. Being consistent in spiritual time together is vital for your marriage.

I believe it is our privilege to, over the course of our entire lives, get to know and learn about the unique creature our spouses are as they evolve throughout our servant marriage. It is not only our privilege, but our calling to serve them till death do us part. {eoa}

Doug Weiss, Ph.D., is a nationally known author, speaker and licensed psychologist. He is the executive director of Heart to Heart Counseling Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the author of several books, including Servant Marriage. You may contact Dr. Weiss via his website, drdougweiss.com, on his Facebook, by phone at 719-278-3708 or through email at heart2heart@xc.org.


          

Is the Left Going After Thanksgiving Now Too?

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Public schools in Portland, Oregon, are teaching children that Thanksgiving is about genocide and racism. Mary Grabar reports, "Pity the poor child in Portland, Oregon, schools. While many still think of Thanksgiving as a time to come together with family and friends to celebrate our multicultural heritage over a festive meal, eighth-graders in the Antifa epicenter have the notion drummed into them that Thanksgiving really is a celebration of the genocide of the Indians by greedy capitalist Europeans."

We as Americans have a disheartening way of draining the meaning from holidays. Our culture has made Christmas and Easter totally secular. July 4 is all about booze and loud noises, and we can no longer tell the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

For the offended "Woke" folk to go after the few trace amounts of thankfulness left in the Thanksgiving holiday, is truly evil.

As Grabar pointed out, what these children have had "drummed" into their heads is a lie. This is not enlightenment—it is darkness. As Jesus warned us, "See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness" (Luke 11:35, NIV). This is especially egregious, because school is supposed to be about learning, not about lies. And teachers should care enough about children not to lie to them.

How and why should Christians defend Thanksgiving? That we cannot immediately answer how and why speaks to our present condition before God. And are we surprised that we can't answer them?

The steady diet of "feel good" sermons being preached in most churches have not equipped us to push back against the tide of wickedness. We were caught flat-footed when marriage was destroyed and the death culture of abortion took the land.

The concept of Thanksgiving is very biblical: The word thanksgiving occurs 29 times in the Bible, and the concept of giving thanks is found in 93 additional verses. Most of us know Psalm 100 by heart, especially verse 4: "Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name!" So, it is small wonder those who serve the powers of darkness and who have plans for evil hate the spirit of gratitude behind Thanksgiving.

There are epic reasons to defend Thanksgiving: The oxygen of freedom is gratitude. Any day that forces us to stop, take a deep breath and thank God, adds to our national lifespan. What the socialism-promoting teachers in Portland, Oregon, are doing is sowing seeds to bring about an early death for America.

If there are such things as "big fat lies," this one is morbidly obese. In fact, the origin of Thanksgiving is, in itself, the very rebuke all those teachers in Portland need. Far from genocide and greed, Thanksgiving came to us out of the purest motivation possible.

Cheryl Magness wrote, "Sarah Josepha Hale, the author of the children's song 'Mary Had a Little Lamb,' has historically received much of the credit for the establishment of Thanksgiving as a national holiday. Pilgrim Hall, a museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts, dedicated to preserving and passing down the history and stories of the Pilgrims, calls Hale the 'godmother of Thanksgiving.'"

Hale was an established poet and writer, when in 1837, she began writing a series of editorials advocating for a national Thanksgiving holiday. George Washington, John Adams and James Madison had issued Thanksgiving proclamations in the early years of the nation, but after Madison's 1799 proclamation, the practice had ceased.

As the Civil War approached and the nation became increasingly divided, Hale saw a national Thanksgiving observance as a means of bridging the divide. On Sept. 28, 1863, just under three months after the Battle of Gettysburg, she wrote a letter to President Abraham Lincoln entreating him to call for a national celebration of Thanksgiving. On Oct. 3 of that year, he did so.

Thanksgiving Should Bridge Divides and Cultivate Unity

A review of Hale's campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday is a good way to remember what Thanksgiving is about. In her writings, Hale emphasized our identity as Americans, our need for community and our dependence on God—the very things we too often forget in our own observances.

In 1860, Hale wrote:

Everything that contributes to bind us in one vast empire together, to quicken the sympathy that makes us feel, from the icy North to the sunny South, that we are one family, each a member of a great and free Nation, not merely the unit of a remote locality, is worthy of being cherished. We have sought to reawaken and increase this sympathy, believing that the fine filaments of the affections are stronger than laws to keep the Union of our States sacred in the hearts of our people... We believe our Thanksgiving Day, if fixed and perpetuated, will be a great and sanctifying promoter of this national spirit.

To make something beautiful into something ugly, to exalt the vile above the sublime, seems to be the stock in trade of the modern left, composed of American Communists bent on destroying this nation. They must not be allowed to get away with their lies ... especially not their lies to children.

I say it as much with a fervent prayer as a greeting: Happy Thanksgiving and God bless America! {eoa}

Permission has been granted by Mario Murillo to share this Thanksgiving article.


          

New Christian Alternative to Disney+ Offers Clean, Family-Friendly Content

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Minno—a new, Nashville-based children's digital media company—officially launches today and is offering Christian parents an alternative that is both entertaining and affirming. It features an ad-free, subscription digital platform with curated entertainment and educational choices the whole family will love—including the world's largest collection of classic VeggieTales. It's a publishing arm in partnership with Hachette Nashville with offerings such as the No. 1 Amazon bestseller The Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids and Minno Life, a parenting blog with expert resources and voices for Christian parents. Minno aims to be a one-stop solution for parents and kids.

"Parents who care about their children's faith are in a tough situation. While we attend church and have friends and neighbors who share our faith, the leading technology and media companies are fueling a content culture that is devoid of God and the importance of faith. Christian parents have more content choices than they've ever had, but fewer options that reflect their values. When you see media companies churning out more shows than ever but none of them reflect your family's values you want to instill in your family, you are left with an impossible choice—not participating in culture or compromising what you care most about," said Erick Goss, CEO and co-founder of Minno and former senior manager at Amazon.

"Minno resolves that problem, serving as a one-stop, trusted source and a partner in raising kids in today's pluralistic, social, mobile and media-drenched world. Kids will see Minno as something fun to experience, while parents can feel good about the fact that our content is encouraging kids to deepen their faith and walk with God every day, at home or on the go."

In the coming months, Minno will also offer parent guides on top-of-mind topics, family devotionals and podcasts. In an increasingly secular world where faith and family values are often marginalized, there are few entertainment and education options available that parents can trust. The new Minno platform meets an important and largely unmet need in the $30 billion U.S. children's product marketplace by offering safe, high-quality and fun media choices for every situation.

Minno Distinctives

—Minno: ad-free, subscription, digital-video platform featuring the largest collection of classic VeggieTales in the world and the best curated collection of Christian kids content anywhere that can be streamed or downloaded and watched on the go. Parents can try Minno for free by going here: gominno.com.

—Minno Life: a lifestyle blog full of helpful articles, family devotions and printables developed intentionally to meet the needs of today's families. Minno Life features curated content from expert thought leaders and parents in the trenches to offer the best in practical hope and help on top-of-mind issues such as spiritual development, education, social media and culture. Recognized voices such as the team at Daystar Counseling Center—David Thomas, Sissy Goff and Melissa Trevathan—are all featured contributors.

—Minno Kids publishing: Because Minno believes the Bible should be at the center of every aspect of living—including parenting—Minno Kids publishing efforts are anchored by the new Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids and also features a wonderful new collection of children's board books, picture books, as well as middle-grade novels.

—Minno store: which includes books, Bibles and other resources from our children's publishing program, aims to help families experience God together. From board books to middle-grade novels, Minno books help kids better understand what the Bible teaches and offer insights for living out their faith in everyday life.

By the Numbers

—100 million Christians go to church weekly in the U.S.

—16 million Christian families with pre-K to fifth-grade kids attend church weekly.

—32 million Christian families with pre-K to fifth-grade kids attend church monthly.

—The market for children's products is $30 billion.

—The market for Christian products is $4.6 billion. {eoa}

About Minno: Minno is a Nashville-based children's digital media company partnering with Christian parents to provide safe, values-based choices for their families. Minno's offering includes an ad-free, subscription, video-on-demand platform; Minno Life, an expert-driven parenting blog; Minno Kids, its book publishing division; and Minno store, a digital shopping platform. Minno seeks to entertain, inform and inspire, encouraging kids and parents to laugh and learn together.


          

The Hidden Demonic Force Behind Your Financial and Physical Stress

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We are in a spiritual war, and sometimes we don't realize it is a war that is raging against us. Familiar spirits cause the same negative cycles, seasons and patterns happening in our life.

Yes, there are times we make unwise decisions and stay stuck in negative habits that we shouldn't. However, there is also an unknown demonic force that can be operating behind the stress and strain we are experiencing. Familiar spirits are at work to keep us on a hamster wheel, spinning around in negative circles instead of walking forward in a positive and productive direction.

Are you stressed over your health condition or financial lack? Familiar spirits can be in operation in the spiritual realm targeting you for spiritual attacks against your health and finances. Yes, we can't blame everything on a demon. We have to want to change and we do make unwise decisions that can result in a loss of finances and ill health. But we have to also realize there is an adversary that wants to steal, kill and destroy and he will use every avenue possible and any tactic available.

Are you experiencing continual financial insufficiency? Does it seem like no matter how hard you try to get bills paid off and become financially stable that you stay stuck in a place of lack or even fall further behind? Does it appear that just when you find you can breathe in the financial situation, an unexpected event happens, which causes financial stress and loss?

If these questions resonate with you, then take a step back and discern and ask the Holy Spirit for the root cause of these financial setbacks. Be open for His instruction and correction if your financial strain is due to lack of motivation and will power on your part. We have all made poor choices at one time or another with our finances and probably have caused bills to come forth that were unnecessary.

However, when we are generally working, tithing and being wise with our money and it appears as if we are receiving attack after attack, this is the work of a familiar spirit. The familiar spirit could be manifesting in the present, or it could be attached to a spirit of poverty or lack in your generational line. Either way, these financial setbacks and familiar spirits can stop when we identify them and pray effectively against them.

What about medical conditions? We know there are generational medical problems, which I also believe are attached to a familiar spirit. Perhaps it feels as if you are always sick or struggling with an infirmity. It doesn't seem normal and feels like a spiritual warfare attack, but you don't know how to prevent it.

Familiar spirits in medical conditions can also cause accidents, injuries and emergency-type situations that are unexplainable or repeatedly manifest. I saw this in my son's life when he was little; he visited the emergency room once a year for what most would call unusual things. After he has about 12 years old and I learned about curses I broke the curse and he has gone the next 14 years without a hospital or urgent care visit. Identifying where the curse is at work and why it is manifesting will help you in breaking the power of the familiar spirit.

Familiar spirits keep the same negative things cycling through our lives and can leave us in a defeat and victim mentality. Where do you struggle to receive breakthrough in repeated negative happenings?

As you identify what seems to keep attacking, pray against it. Start by speaking out audibly, "I command all familiar spirits to leave, in Jesus' name. I call off every familiar spirit assignment against my finances, health and family. I speak and decree that I am redeemed from the curse and that all familiar spirits are unassigned to my family by the blood of the Lamb."

Continue to pray and speak out as the Holy Spirit gives you instruction. Trust Him that He will continue the prayer and give you the revelation that needs to be prayed out to continue breaking any curse. Remember, you have power and authority over the demonic and Jesus conquered the devil at the cross.

Therefore, rise up, discern, take the victory Jesus purchased for you, put the devil under your feet and end the repeated pattern of negative things in your life by annihilating every familiar spirit operating against you.

Discover more about familiar spirits and how to break their strongholds through my podcast. I will be teaching several episodes on familiar spirits in December 2019 on the Prophetic Spiritual Warfare podcast. Click here to link to my podcast. {eoa}

Kathy DeGraw is a prophetic deliverance minister releasing the love and power of God to ignite and activate people, release prophetic destinies and deliver people from the bondage of the enemy. She is the founder of Kathy DeGraw Ministries and Be Love Outreach. She is the host of the "Prophetic Spiritual Warfare" podcast. She is the author of several books, including Speak Out, Discerning and Destroying the Works of Satan, Unshackled and Warfare Declarations. You can connect with Kathy on Facebook at facebook.com/kathydegraw/ or visit kathydegrawministries.org.


          

IHOPKC Pastor: What Christians Often Misunderstand About Thanksgiving and Gratitude

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When it's Thanksgiving, it's important to focus on what it actually stands for. Oftentimes we're in such a rush during the holidays that we begin to focus on the stress and forget to have an attitude of gratitude. I hope that hasn't been the case for you this week as you prepare for Thanksgiving. But if it has been, Pastor Isaac Bennett says the remedy is simpler than you may think.

Bennett is lead pastor of Forerunner Church in Grandview, Missouri, and serves intercessory missionaries at the International House of Prayer (IHOPKC). He recently preached a sermon on Thanksgiving, which I found to be so profound that I invited him onto my "Strang Report" podcast to talk about it.

One issue that often holds believers back from fully engaging in biblical thanksgiving, he says, is that they wait for feelings and emotions of gratitude to rise up before they give thanks. This is totally backward from the biblical model.

"What I began to see throughout the Scripture is that thanksgiving is in the order of worship—in the Levitical order," Bennett says. "In the Old Testament, it was actually just this outward act where the priests would come before the Lord—or the Israelites would come before the Lord—and they would open their mouths and just begin to declare thanksgiving to God."

Bennett says this revelation is incredibly powerful for Spirit-led believers because it's easy to act on our emotions in an unbiblical way. God doesn't want us to wait on emotion to well up before we begin to worship Him. Sometimes we have to obey and worship first, and then the emotions follow.

"So when we begin to declare thanksgiving before God and just begin to thank Him for everything—our friends, our family, our opportunities and provisions in our lives—oftentimes, the emotion of gratitude, which is an internal reality, begins to well up on the inside," Bennett says.

I wholeheartedly agree with Bennett. In fact, that's why I've made it a yearly practice to write down 100 things that I'm grateful for. I do this during my quiet times and have found it to be an incredibly helpful practice. (I got the idea from my friend Mike Bickle, who founded IHOPKC.)

It's easy to write down the normal things we give thanks for—our families, our friends, our jobs, our homes and so forth. But having to write down 100 forces you to think outside the box and be grateful for things you perhaps wouldn't have thought to be grateful for otherwise.

"What happens when we begin to [make a list of things we're thankful for] is that we begin to be surprised at how many things the Lord has provided for us," Bennett says. "I think of Psalm 103, where it lists the benefits that we received through the cross and the gospel. So when we begin to declare those things before Him, we often find that our emotions change."

There's something powerful about speaking aloud our praises to God. It doesn't just fill our own hearts with emotions of gratitude, but it also spills out toward others, Bennett says. After all, thanksgiving at its core is an act of faith. Yes, it's a response to blessings God has given us. But on a deeper level, it's a prophetic declaration that God is still good and the best is yet to come.

I hope Bennett's message encouraged you as much as it encouraged me. Be sure to listen to our full conversation by clicking here so that you can go into Thanksgiving Day filled to the brim with gratitude toward the Lord.

And if you want others to reap the benefits of thanksgiving and gratitude too, be sure to share this article with a friend!


          

This Thanksgiving, Count the Blessings You Take for Granted

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Christians in parts of the Middle East are in danger of total extinction. That was the conclusion of a report released last month by Aid to the Church in Need, an international Catholic charity. The report said that Christianity has disappeared from towns in Iraq and Syria because of the wave of genocide carried out by ISIS.

In Iraq, the number of Christians in Iraq has fallen by 90%, the study said. In Syria, the Christian population has fallen by two-thirds since the country's civil war began in 2011, when there were 2 million believers there.

A report in The New York Times last year confirmed that most of Syria's once-Christian villages are now ghost towns. ISIS fighters kidnapped villagers and executed them. Women disappeared and became sex slaves to terrorist leaders. Churches were bombed and burned. Traumatized believers fled the country. The defeat of ISIS fighters in 2019, and the death of bloodthirsty ISIS commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Oct. 26, will not bring martyred Christians back from the dead or convince refugees to return to their homeland.

As you celebrate Thanksgiving this year, I hope you are grateful that your church wasn't bombed or that you weren't forced from your home. I encourage you to make a list of blessings you may take for granted. My list for 2019 might help you think of others:

  1. Do you have religious freedom? The majority of the world's population—75%—live in areas with severe religious restrictions. And Christians in more than 60 countries face persecution simply because of their belief in Jesus Christ. About 1.6 billion people in the world live in repressive societies where they have no say in how they are governed.
  1. Do you make your own decisions? There are 29.8 million people living as slaves today, according to the Walk Free Foundation. These people live as forced laborers, forced prostitutes, child soldiers and child brides in forced marriages. Walk Free investigated 162 countries and found slaves in every one.
  1. Do you have money in a bank? More than 2.5 billion adults around the world are unbanked, according to data based on Gallup polling in 148 countries. Two-thirds of people without accounts said they simply don't have enough money to use a bank.
  1. Do you own shoes? About 300 million children around the world don't own a pair of shoes. It is estimated that 2 billion people worldwide are currently plagued with parasitic diseases that could be prevented simply by wearing proper footwear.
  1. Do you drink clean water? About 1.1 billion people in the world don't have access to clean drinking water. Because of that, about 9 million people will die this year because of water-related illnesses. The next time you open a bottle of Dasani or drink from your tap, remember that millions of women around the world spend an average of four hours daily walking to get water.
  1. Did your mother survive when you were born? Approximately 800 women die every day from complications during pregnancy and childbirth. This is equivalent to 33 women an hour. Almost all these deaths occurred in developing countries, and most could have been prevented.
  1. Did you live past age 5? Some 21,000 children die every day around the world because of poverty and preventable diseases. That is equivalent to one child dying every four seconds. The annual death toll is 7.6 million children a year.
  1. Do you eat three meals a day? The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world's population is overfed, one-third is underfed and one-third is starving. Approximately 925 million people in the developing world are chronically undernourished.
  1. Do you enjoy reliable electricity? About 1.5 billion people in this world have no access to electrical power. Do you enjoy that oven in your kitchen? The next time you prepare a meal, remember that 2.5 billion people in the world still use wood or charcoal to cook their food. Do you enjoy your washing machine? About 5 billion people in the world still wash their clothes by hand.
  1. Do you have a roof over your head? The U.N. Commission on Human Rights says there are 100 million homeless people in the world. One in 3 children in the world live without adequate shelter. And today there are about 42 million people who are living as refugees. Most were displaced by war and live in crude camps.
  1. Do you own a car? The United States still has the highest number of motor vehicles in the world. Globally, only 1 out of every 8 people has access to a car. Many of the others either walk, take crowded buses or public vans or ride on bicycles, rickshaws or animals. Did you fly somewhere in the past year? You are blessed. Only 5% to 7% of people in the world have ever flown in an airplane.
  1. Do you have a flushable toilet? The United Nations Development Program reports that 2.6 billion people do not have access to any toilet facilities. India has the largest percentage of people who lack adequate sanitation. About 638 million Indians must go outdoors.
  1. Can you read? Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names. There are 72 million children who should be in school but are not enrolled. And if you have a college degree, you are in a privileged minority; only 6.7% of people in the world have a college diploma.
  1. Can you see? Over 285 million people in the world are visually impaired. About 39 million of these are blind and 246 million have a moderate to severe visual impairment. India is home to the world's largest number of blind people, due to the country's acute shortage of optometrists.

King David wrote: "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits" (Ps. 103:2). Thanksgiving is not an optional virtue. Without it, our pride swells and our selfishness consumes us. Thanksgiving is an important exercise because it adjusts our attitude. It calibrates our hearts so that we stop complaining and instead remember how we are blessed and who deserves the credit for our blessings. Happy Thanksgiving!


          

Prophetic Word: 'This Is Your Season for Expansion'

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I heard the Lord say that I was to prophesy specifically to you and declare over your life, "This is your season for expansion. Expanded resources! Expanded favor! Expanded relationships! And expanded revelation!"

The word "expansion," according to dictionary.com, is defined as "the act or process of expanding; the state or quality of being expanded; the amount or degree of expanding; an expanded, dilated, or enlarged portion or form of a thing; anything spread out."

You may be saying, "It looks the complete opposite in my life right now. I am experiencing loss. People are walking out of my life, not into it. Financial resources have dried up, and I cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel." If that is the case, "hold on!" Your God is pruning you in order to bring forth a greater harvest. All expansion begins with loss.

"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that bears no fruit, He takes away. And every branch that bears fruit, He prunes, that it may bear more fruit" (John 15:1-2).

You need to realize that which has been lost or taken away from you was deemed by God as non-essential, and it may have even been a determent to progress you into God's purpose for your life. It was simply God removing dead debris, and if it had stayed, it would have hindered you from moving forward into the great fruitfulness God has promised you.

Oftentimes, the case is that when you go through the process of God subtracting something from your life, you consider it a loss, bringing feelings of discouragement and frustration. The enemy wants you to see God's pruning as a setback, but God says to you today, "Your loss is only temporary. It is not a setback, but it is a setup. I am setting you up for expansion."

Remember that your heavenly Father is the gardener of your life. He is the one with the pruning shears. His plan is to bring you into fruitfulness.

"Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which will be greatly rewarded. For you need patience, so that after you have done the will of God, you will receive the promise. For, 'In yet a little while, He who is to come will come, and will not wait'" (Heb. 10:35-37).

I love how the above Scripture is translated in the Message Bible: "It's still a sure thing! But you need to stick it out, staying with God's plan so you'll be there for the promised completion" (Heb. 10:35-36).

The Lord showed me a vision of a massive table that is being set for you. It was very extravagant. As He showed me this vision, I heard Him say, "Look at what I am spreading out for them. The table is now being prepared." As I viewed it, I remembered the Scripture, "You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over" (Ps. 23:5, MEV). Take note! God wants you to expect expansion, enlargement and overflow!

"I called upon the Lord from my distress; the Lord answered me and set me in an open place" (Ps. 118:5).

In the Old Testament, God honored a man named Jabez. Countless books have been written about him, and yet, there were only two verses in the entire Bible that mentioned him. God testified of him because He liked his prayer! He didn't even belong in the genealogy that God inserted him in. God did it to honor him. God was going to make sure that everyone knew about his faith-filled prayer.

"Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, 'Because I bore him in hardship.' Then Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, 'Oh, that You would indeed bless me and enlarge my territory, that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that it may not bring me hardship!' So God granted what he asked" (1 Chr. 4:9-10).

Here's his background: The Hebrew meaning of the name Jabez is sorrowful or full of sorrow. His mother projected her pain onto him when she named him. In essence, she was prophesying that his life would be full of sorrow. However, Jabez asked God to bless him and to expand his territory. He not only asked for blessing and expansion, but, most importantly, he asked the Lord to be with him in everything that he did and to keep him from trouble and pain. He desired for God to shift the trajectory of his life. He was determined that his life would not be full of sorrow, as his name means.

The other night as my wife and I were going to bed, the Lord asked me to go to my prayer room upstairs and pray. Being completely honest, I did not feel like praying; I was tired. But I am so thankful that I did. His presence met me as I walked into the room.

He spoke the following, telling me to announce it to you: "This is a time to increase prayer like never before. My ear is tuned to your cry. Even as I did for Jabez, when I granted him his request, I will also do for you."

This is a season for intercessors to petition the throne of heaven. You are about to see prayers answered like never before. This is a kairos time or "set time" in the Spirit. The Lord is bringing to you expansion.

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, it will be opened" (Matt. 7:7-8). {eoa}

Andrew Towe is an emerging prophetic voice to this generation. Andrew preaches the Word of God with fire, inviting God's manifested presence to fall, with signs and wonders occurring in his services. Andrew and his wife, Brooke, are the lead pastors of Ramp Church Chattanooga, and they reside in Chattanooga, Tennessee, along with their two children. Andrew travels extensively, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Wherever he ministers, lives are changed, faith is strengthened and expectation is ignited.


          

Mike Bickle: Today's Christians Need to Become More Like This Godly Woman

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The Christmas story is a remarkable testimony of how the Father used a young lady to partner with Him in bringing His Son to the earth. It is a glorious story that reveals how He leads His people and how He wants them to respond to His leadership.

When the angel Gabriel told Mary she would conceive and bear the Messiah, Mary responded by trusting the Lord's leadership. God is looking for this kind of heart response in His people.

As we look at the Christmas story, we should not merely admire the nobility of Mary's choices. In fact, Mary's life is a model that can inspire us to respond rightly to God's leadership throughout our lives, especially in seasons when circumstances become difficult.

Good News

Gabriel visited Mary, saying, "Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!" (Luke 1:28b, NKJV).

Can you imagine Gabriel appearing to you and declaring such wonderful things about your life? You would expect that being favored by God would mean you would have a life of remarkable blessed circumstances. However, the glorious promises of God that Mary received would unfold slowly through many surprising, difficult seasons. Mary would need to hold on to and remember Gabriel's encouraging words throughout her life as she carried the promises of God in her heart.

After greeting Mary, Gabriel told her she would conceive by the Holy Spirit and bear a Son, Jesus. He revealed to Mary that her Son would be great and would be called the Son of the Highest. Her Son, Jesus, would be given the throne of David and would reign forever. Gabriel was summarizing what Isaiah had prophesied hundreds of years earlier: "For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace" (Isa. 9:6).

Mary knew these prophetic Scriptures well, and now Gabriel told her she would bear the Messiah of whom they foretold. But instead of shrinking back in fear or unbelief, Mary responded to these glorious promises with a willing heart for God to do to her as He had said. She believed Him.

Gabriel's initial charge for Mary to rejoice was a practical, pastoral exhortation she would engage in for the rest of her life as she carried these promises in her heart. It was not a one-time call of exuberance to explode with joy at the possibility of what was happening. Through the troubles and misunderstandings Mary would experience, she would continually need to lay hold of the command to rejoice and trust the Lord's good leadership in her life. Choosing to rejoice in God's promises despite hardship would realign Mary's heart repeatedly in the years ahead, strengthening her to persevere and to continue to grow in faith.

Favor and Adversity

What does a life look like under the favor of God? It is easy to miss some of the unexpected hardships Mary endured for decades to come. As spoken by the angel Gabriel, Mary conceived by the Holy Spirit. God was with her, but she initially experienced tremendous amounts of shame. After being visited by Gabriel, Mary traveled 100 miles south to Judah and spent over three months with Elizabeth. When Mary returned home to Nazareth, she was visibly pregnant. This was a serious issue because she had already been engaged to Joseph.

In the ancient world, a broken engagement would require a legal divorce. If she had been with another man, Mary would have been guilty by law to be stoned. Her story was that God made her pregnant. Mary would have seemed like a bold-faced liar or so delusional that it would have been another problem. Her fiance, Joseph, was deeply troubled, and rumors were spreading throughout her community. Over 30 years later, these same rumors of Mary's fornication were still being passed around in Jerusalem (John 8:41).

Before God stepped in and told him Mary was telling the truth, Joseph was planning to break off his relationship with her. The Lord was dramatically using Mary, but she experienced intense shame and misunderstanding from those she loved most. Through it all, Mary's heart was growing in love, faith and humility.

The way we grow in mature love, faith and humility is by choosing to trust God again and again in the face of unexpected hardships and the unexpected delay of some of His promises to us. When we are perplexed and want to operate in the flesh, but instead choose to stop and say, "God, I trust Your leadership," we are realigning our hearts with His heart and promises. In believing God's promises and responding with faith and gratitude despite difficulties, we are rejoicing as Mary did. Through this process of realigning our heart even thousands of times, we slowly grow in love, faith and humility. Mary did this repeatedly throughout her life, and, as she did, she matured in her love for the Lord and in her confidence in His good leadership.

Toward the end of Mary's pregnancy, she had to make the long, intense journey to Bethlehem with Joseph for the census. After they arrived, she was ready to give birth, but there was no room for them in the inn. She went through the agony of labor in a dirty stable and then had only a manger in which to lay her beloved newborn Son. I would have thought that since the angel Gabriel told Mary God's favor was upon her and she would bear a Son who would reign forever, the circumstances around His birth would have been a bit easier. Mary had received these great promises and endured the months of intense shame, but now she did not even have a proper place to deliver and care for her Son.

Despite the difficulties and human dynamics Mary experienced, a series of supernatural events surrounded Jesus' birth. Shortly after Jesus was born, some excited shepherds showed up, looking for a baby in a manger. An angel had told them Christ the Savior had been born and was lying in a manger. The shepherds tell Mary they saw a host of angels praising God over her Son's birth. Later on, when Mary and Joseph went to dedicate Jesus in Jerusalem, two prophetic witnesses, Simeon and Anna, testified of Jesus' glorious identity. Afterward, wise men from the East brought gifts and came to worship Jesus.

After all Mary had endured since Gabriel's visit, these things confirmed the promises over Jesus' life and encouraged Mary that God was really with her. After all these glorious confirmations of the Lord's promises, I would have expected things to be a bit easier for Mary in the coming years. But although God was moving powerfully in Mary's life, the difficulties, delays and opportunities for discouragement were not over.

Not long after the Magi left, an angel visited Joseph in a dream, warning him to flee with his family to Egypt because Herod wanted to kill Jesus. Imagine this. Young Mary had borne the stigma and shame of her pregnancy among her friends and relatives; now she had to temporarily flee with her family to a foreign land because the government sought to destroy her little boy. Is this what a blessed and favored life looks like? There are sometimes very unexpected challenges in the midst of fully receiving and walking out the Lord's good promises.

Things became even more difficult for Mary down the road. Joseph was still there when Jesus was 12, but Mary was widowed sometime after that. Matthew 13:55-56 says Jesus had four brothers and several sisters. What does a widowed woman do with seven or eight children in their teens and younger? In addition to experiencing the pain and trauma of losing her husband, Mary would have faced incredible pressure as a widow with so many children.

When Jesus was 30, He took six weeks off from the carpenter's shop to fast and pray in the wilderness. He returned home anointed by the Holy Spirit, and then the whole town He loved and grew up in turned against Him. He was a most reliable young man and had a phenomenal reputation; however, the elders of the synagogue were enraged by His claim to be the one of whom Isaiah prophesied. They were so angry they tried to drive Him off a cliff and kill Him (Luke 4:29).

Mary saw how her Son was so badly mistreated by the leaders of the town He grew up in, and she would have needed to realign her heart again and again in faith with the promises of God throughout His ministry. The angel Gabriel had initially told Mary that Jesus would be great (Luke 1:32). She must have struggled, wondering why the elders of His hometown were so against Him.

After Jesus began His ministry, His brothers did not believe Him (John 7:5). In essence, Mary's own children—whom she raised to honor the God of Israel—did not "believe in Jesus" even as young adults. Mary must have struggled with the spiritual condition of her sons at the time of Jesus' ministry. Some of her closest friends and family members considered Him to be mentally unstable because of the things He said and did (Mark 3:21). The top religious leaders in the nation concluded Jesus was demonized and was thus a dangerous cult leader who was deceiving the people (John 7:47, 8:48). Rumors of Jesus' mother's fornication were passed around in their attempt to discredit Him and His ministry (John 8:41).

In other words, Jesus' life and ministry did not appear to be "great" as Gabriel promised. By many standards, it seemed to be just the opposite. Again and again, Mary had to believe the promises of God and trust His good leadership.

A few years later, Mary watched her Son be rejected by the nation and die on a cross. The religious leaders plotted against Jesus, and the Jewish crowds cried out for Barabbas. Jesus' three and a half years of ministry appeared to have little fruit. He had healed many thousands, but only 120 people believed in Him enough to make it to the prayer meeting in the upper room after His Resurrection (Acts 1:15). Mary endured unexpected pain and misunderstanding as she partnered with God and trusted His leadership in her life. Now her Son's earthly ministry came to an end, and He was rejected by the nation rather than exalted as King. The promises were long in coming, and it seemed impossible for them to be fulfilled. However, Mary had trusted God from the beginning, and she persevered in trust by the grace of God even here.

Mary only saw a partial fulfillment of the promises during her lifetime. She conceived by the Holy Spirit and brought forth the Son of God into the world according to the word of the Lord given through Gabriel. However, Gabriel also told Mary that her Son would be great and reign forever. While Jesus was on the earth, He was despised by many and rejected by His brothers, His hometown and the top political and spiritual leaders of His nation. He suffered and died to bring salvation to sinners before He was raised in glory.

The complete fulfillment of the promises over His life will not be until the age to come. A day is coming when He will be seen by all as great in love, power and mercy. Mary would have seen a glimpse of this during the revivals of the early church, but the fullness is yet future.

The Heart of Mary

Mary's life is a picture of the right heart-response to the leadership of God. When she did not fully understand, she trusted God's leadership over and over again. When it seemed to cost her everything, Mary still said, "May it be unto me according to Your word" (Luke 1:38b, MEV).

Mary's trust in God and her willingness to be used by Him and "to rejoice" in Him were not a one-time response. It was her way of life. She signed up time and time again through the difficulties. She trusted God and repeatedly realigned her heart with God's word.

Rather than give up when things got hard, Mary persevered with joy by the grace of God.

Too often, we lose faith that God will fulfill His promises because we are not seeing immediate results to our prayers. Or we may conclude that our weak prayers are ineffectual. But the truth is that we offer our prayers in human weakness, but they ascend to God in power because of the sufficiency of the blood of Jesus and because they are in agreement with God's heart.

How do we demonstrate the faith of Mary even when our prayers feel weak or ineffective? Instead of measuring the effectiveness of our prayers by the results we see or the emotions we feel during a particular prayer time, we must measure it by what God says in His Word. Jesus declared in the Word that everyone who asks and keeps on asking will receive, and everyone who seeks and keeps on seeking will find (Matt. 7:7-8).

Our prayers—all of them—are heard, even if we do not feel anything when we offer them. Do not measure your prayers by how you feel when you pray them but by the extent to which they are in agreement with God's will and Word. Beloved, our weak prayer times may not move us, but they move the heart of God.

The apostle John emphasized that we can have confidence that our prayers are heard regardless of how we feel while we are praying. In 1 John 5:14, he wrote, "This is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us."

God assesses the activity in our lives very differently than the way we assess it with our natural minds. The fullness of the glory of our lives in Christ is hidden from our own eyes as well as from the eyes of others in this age. Yet both the glory of God and the promises made to Mary will become evident to all when Jesus appears at His Second Coming.

Colossians 3:3-4 says, "For you are dead, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life shall appear, then you also shall appear with Him in glory."

The challenge is that often we do not see the glory of God in our lives. Because it is indiscernible and hidden from our emotions and our five senses, we cannot measure it. We look at our lives as small, weak and boring, and yet Jesus sees them through the lens of the riches of glory. He sees what we don't see, and that includes our prayers.

Our many small acts of obedience, including our prayers, are glorious in God's eyes. By understanding the value of our weak prayers, we are empowered to see them as relevant and powerful. Though they may seem weak according to the flesh, every prayer in God's will matters to God.

The way God led and used Mary reflects His perfect leadership. The fulfillment of God's promises is often delayed and released in stages in a context of difficulty, in order to cause us to cling to Him in a way that helps us grow in love, faith and humility.

Being used by God to change history is not the same as being mature in love. God called Mary and then brought her on a journey to grow in greater love. God unfolds His purposes in a hostile world and uses the adversity to bring forth His people in mature love, humility and partnership.

God desires to partner with those who will trust Him through everything and continually say yes to Him without quitting. Like Mary, we need to realign our hearts in agreement with the promises of God and trust His leadership even in difficulties. God's promises are still real when delay and adversity come; the Lord uses these things for our good (Rom. 8:28).

When we choose to rejoice, hold on to the promises and trust God through the challenges, He releases grace and empowers us to persevere with joy and grow in love. If we do our part and respond to Him with a willing heart, God will do His part and impart abundant grace.

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Mike Bickle is the director of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Missouri, and author of several books.

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Will Pete Buttigieg Be the First Openly Gay President of the United States?

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Moving into the 2020 presidential election, Mayor Pete Buttigieg appears to have the momentum. He's 37, an articulate Millennial and our first openly practicing homosexual (with his "spouse" Chasten) seeking to be president of the United States.

USA Today featured him in a front-page story. Previously they interviewed him in an article titled, "Mayor Pete Buttigieg's countercultural approach to Christianity is what America needs now."

He calls himself a "devout Christian" advocating Christianity going in a "progressive direction" to be on the "right side of history."

He's pro-abortion while regularly quoting Jesus telling listeners to care "for the least of these... "

He wants the electoral college abolished. He criticizes Christian Vice President Mike Pence. His father was a Marxist professor who publicly lauded the Communist Manifesto!

Wednesday evening politicians and pundits said he would be center stage in the Democrat debate.

As Mayor Buttigieg appears to be advancing rapidly in the polls, we need to understand who he is and what he represents. Watch cultural commentator and podcast host Larry Tomczak in this 10-minute video for the fuller story. And check out his "Here's the Deal" podcast, with new episodes Monday-Thursday on the Charisma Podcast Network.


          

How 'Overcomer' Breakout Star Found Freedom in God While on Set

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Overcomer actress Aryn Wright-Thompson is using her newfound popularity to glorify God.

"It is like when I got to school, people ask [me for] pictures, or they asked for my autograph, which is kind of weird, but it's fun," said Wright-Thompson. She played Hannah in Overcomer, the lone high-school, cross-country athlete.

"I also go speak to churches, I go speak to youth groups, and I just preach the gospel and tell them about how much God means to me, and how much He is evident in my life, and all the things that He does in my life," Wright-Thompson continued. "I tell them that He is doing the same thing for them, and He is there for them, but we have to seek Him first. I just let them know that God's always there for them. I'm glad that now I have a platform to where I can preach to more people."

It's working.

Wright-Thompson said people tell her that they accepted Christ based on a scene in Overcomer where Hannah prays for salvation with the school principal, played by Priscilla Shirer.

"I've heard a lot of stories like that, and I think those are the ones that touched my heart the most just knowing that I get to help somebody learn who God is and learn that He loves you so much," Wright-Thompson said.

Read the rest of this article at Movieguide®. Find out what God is doing in Hollywood!


          

How Loving Creation Helps You Fall Deeper in Love With God

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The cause of many of life's failures is that we, as human beings, lack exceeding gratitude for our Creator. Because we take His divine gift of life for granted, we live in discontent and misery, complaining about what we don't have and failing to express genuine appreciation for what we do have.

I am convinced that by simply stopping to appreciate the world around us, our perspective of life can be transformed. This new perspective will reveal the Creator's redemptive plan and fill our hearts with exceeding gratitude for our Creator-Redeemer. This divine relationship will transform us into joyful, ennobled, Christian steward-servants.

Our capacity for knowledge, without which we cannot appreciate life or the giver of life, must be understood as a special gift from our Creator. His grace bestowed upon mankind gives us the intelligence to pursue knowledge. Each individual must choose the source of knowledge to rely on for meaning in life. Your choice of worldview, philosophy, religion or lack of religion will ultimately determine your level of appreciation for life as well as your destiny.

Appreciation means to grasp the worth and value of something or someone; to esteem and properly revere them. God is Creator of the laws of nature; therefore, all of nature reveals God to us. Appreciation for the Creator's intelligent design deepens as we gain knowledge of the unfathomable generosity of our Creator-God.

If you want to live a joy-filled life, you will need to develop a profound appreciation for your Creator, who designed you before time began. As you develop an attitude of exceeding gratitude for God and His awesome gift of life, you will learn to live in satisfying, intimate relationship with Him.

Understanding Appreciation

Creation reveals to us the nature of our Creator. As we behold the Creator's infinite hand in our universe, we begin to understand that He is outside of time or any other finite, limiting force.

Yet I have noticed that even people of faith—born-again believers in Christ who love their Creator-Redeemer—often lack appreciation for His creation. They fail to comprehend the wondrous beauty all around them and often abuse the gift of physical health the Creator has given them.

At the same time, I have observed unbelievers who have not surrendered to Christ as their Savior, who nevertheless enjoy a deep appreciation for the wonders of creation. Their scientific knowledge of the mysterious workings of life and the beauty of the laws of physics, for example, give them a wondrous perspective of life that evokes deep appreciation for the gift of life. It often sets them on a journey, as it did me, to surrender to the love of their Creator.

When these two realities—appreciation for creation and surrender to the Creator—unite in a person's heart, there is an explosion of hope, love, joy, purpose and destiny. Only believers who learn to appreciate their Creator can truly enjoy the eternal benefits of the abundant life Jesus promised (John 10:10).

That deep appreciation in a believer's heart evokes adoration and worship of God. And this divine relationship in turn manifests the power of God's anointing in a life of worship, fulfilling our eternal destiny. It is this anointed life, restored to relationship with the Creator-Redeemer, that brings the deepest satisfaction to the human heart. We never tire of reflecting on the wisdom of John Piper's maxim: "God is most glorified in me when I am most satisfied in Him."

To be grateful means being appreciative of the benefits we have received. But to fully appreciate anything in life, we must acquire an increased awareness of its worth and a heightened perception of its significance. Appreciation involves placing such high value on something that it evokes our deep admiration. To truly appreciate the gift of life, we must learn to appreciate the giver of life.

Lack of appreciation will inevitably cause us to take all of life for granted—not only ours, but also the precious lives of those around us. I believe this sin of omission is one of the greatest failures of mankind. When we truly appreciate our Creator, we will not take for granted the awesome gift of life He has given to us.

For me, the personal discoveries of the gift of life as seen through the microscope caused an explosion of appreciation within my heart and mind for the Creator. Out of sheer gratitude for the unimaginable complexities of every cell, which form more than 200 different kinds of tissues in our body, my heart reached out to thank the one who made it all possible. In my humble acknowledgment of a Creator, I desired to know Him. And as I sought to know Him, I discovered Him—not only as my Creator, but as my Redeemer as well.

Radical Gratitude

The apostle Paul confirmed the impact that expressing gratitude has on our lives in Philippians 4:4-7: "Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! ... Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with gratitude, make your requests known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will protect your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus."

A personal relationship with God counteracts the destructive power of anxiety from our lives. Paul had his share of troubles, yet he declared confidently: "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? ... No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us" (Rom. 8:35, 37).

Often our lack of appreciation can be heard in our whining complaints: "If only I had this" or "If only I could do that." These and similar statements reveal our selfish nature that lacks appreciation for God's divine gift of life to us. Instead of expressing gratitude daily for what we have, we focus on what we do not have. As a result, we are blinded to all of life's good things we could be enjoying.

There are internal obstacles to seeing the beauty of life clearly. Our degree of spiritual sight hinges on the honesty and sincerity with which we appreciate our Lord. Many people do not appreciate the Lord and His gifts because they are content with the attractions of superficial observations and desires, and they are selfish and proud. The following question may be the beginning of a new vision of life: How can we remain indifferent to the marvelous design of our bodies and the Creator's eternal plans written within them?

Of course, in acknowledging that we owe our lives to the Creator of life, we are expressing dependence on another, which is uncomfortable to our independent minds. However, if we admit the fact that we did not create ourselves, it follows that we cannot know the purpose for which we exist without consulting with the Creator. If we choose to go blindly through life without acknowledging our dependence on our Maker, we are doomed to live in the misery of ingratitude.

Recognizing the Creator

Do you rush madly through the day, the month, the seasons of the year, scarcely noticing anything? Gratitude is the proper response to a God who has so abundantly blessed us with the multitudinous facets of nature. Our Creator not only made life possible, but intended it to be enjoyable as well.

If you have not expressed appreciation for the creation of God that is all around you, why not start today? Ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to its wonders, its beauties and the refreshing relaxation it holds for you. Begin to focus your senses on the natural phenomena you encounter every day. Touch the bark of a tree or the petals of a delicate flower and allow yourself to marvel in the feeling. When you eat fresh fruit or vegetables, imagine them growing in their natural habitat, and be thankful. Behold the stars and planets in the night sky, and be thankful you have the ability to do so.

In Romans 1:20-21, Paul explains that it is possible to know God's eternal power and His person by acknowledging the wonder of the creation around us and being thankful to Him for it. According to Scripture, the human spirit can grasp the invisible attributes of God through the visible creation He has made.

Of course, we can and must get to know God more perfectly through relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ, who came to the earth to become our Savior. Yet we dare not ignore the wonderful opportunity He has given us to revel in the genius of the Creator—the maker of heaven and earth. {eoa}

James P. Gills, M.D., is an author and the founder and director of St. Luke's Cataract and Laser Institute in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

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Why This Psalmist Commands You to Praise—Even When You Don't Want To

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What does it really mean to be thankful? As we approach Thanksgiving, we consider the importance of living with gratitude for God's blessings.

Psalm 100 urges us to "enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise." The Israelites praised God as they first entered the temple gates in Jerusalem, continuing as they walked through the courtyard. Gratitude was extended throughout their journey.

This principle of thankful living impacts us still today. We don't need to wait until a holiday. We can reflect on God's goodness to us throughout our daily actions. Even when we are stuck in traffic or standing in a line at a store, we can turn from impatience to counting God's blessings—from our salvation, to our family members, to the little ways God shows up throughout our day, our hurried moments can become holy moments as we cultivate an attitude of gratitude.

For example, even in their hardships, the first Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving with this "attitude of gratitude." A look at the first Thanksgiving prayer provides a great reminder of the holiday. History tells us that Gov. William Bradford recorded the first Thanksgiving proclamation three years after the Pilgrims settled in Plymouth. One key phrase of his prayer declares that God "has granted us freedom to worship Him according to the dictates of our own conscience."

While many today view Thanksgiving as a holiday to eat turkey and watch football, its origin celebrated our nation's freedom to worship God. Let us all reconnect with this original Thanksgiving prayer. As we gather for the holiday with loved ones, remember to express appreciation for America's religious liberties. More than ever, we need to remember our religious freedoms—and express them! May God continue to bless America as we seek to worship Him.

Likewise, 1 Thessalonians 5:18 instructs us that it is God's will to thank God in all circumstances. No matter our situation, we know God works for our good. Why? Romans 8:28 reminds us "for those who love God all things work together for good." Joseph, for instance, was sold as a slave and a prisoner for 13 years before the Lord made him a leader in Egypt. Yet Joseph would later recognize these tragic circumstances served as part of God's plan to save the lives of many.

We may not understand the trials we face, but we can be thankful through the storms of life. God is with us and is for us despite our most difficult situations. Let's remember to thank Him in all circumstances today.

Additionally, let us also remember that Thanksgiving is more than a day of feasting. What are we really celebrating on this special day? In the classic "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" television special, Marcie reminds Charlie Brown, "Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. We should just be thankful for being together."

Can we relate? We often find ourselves focused on food, watching football or immersed in other plans, yet the real joy of the holiday is extended time together with loved ones, including our children and grandchildren. Scripture reminds us to make the most of every moment. Instead of overemphasizing food or other activities, remember the importance of time with those you love.

This life passes so quickly. Let's make sure we focus our lives on God and showing love to those around us. These special times will result in memories we will never regret. {eoa}

Sam Rohrer is president of the American Pastors Network, a national network of pastors with constitutional and biblical teachings that discuss today's pressing issues. He was a Pennsylvania lawmaker for 18 years and hosts the daily "Stand in the Gap Today" national radio program on more than 400 stations and is host of the "Stand in the Gap" national television program.


          

Do You Really Trust God? Take This Quiz to Find Out

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We in Florida, as well as other states on the East coast, are breathing relief: We're at the end of hurricane season.

No more spending hours monitoring the Weather Channel. No more dashing to get the last bottled water at the local store. And no more comments like this one:

"I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of these broadcasters. One minute we hear Dorian has lessened in its force. Next, we hear it's heading our direction and we need to prepare. And then they tell us it's coming but with less force. I'm fed up with the stress these people cause. Can't they get anything straight?"

Forgive the cynicism, but her problem isn't the hurricane. Her stress isn't the uncertainty of the storm. It's not even the danger that lurks. Her real problem is that she believed, trusted and counted on every word the weather forecasters said. And what they said dictated her frame of mind, attitude and determined her emotions.

Who can blame her? When facing danger, we all do the same—allow others to define our emotions. Sadly, hurricanes of life don't have seasons. They come anytime. Some arrive with force. And others lurk around, stirring our anxiety.

You may be in an emotional hurricane right now. The winds of pain just increased and they are about to destroy your shelter of security.

But safety comes when we choose to trust in the one who forecasts our future. God is the only one who can hide us in the shadow of His wings (Ps. 91).

Here's a quiz to determine the level of your trust:

1. Jesus promises the rest we need in Matthew 11:28-29.

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me. For I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Do we believe that rest is ours and do we relax in that promise?

2. When the storms drain our strength, in Isaiah 40:29-31, God promises:

"He gives power to the faint, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint." Do we believe in that strength and, rather than walk like defeated chickens, do we soar like eagles?

3. When we lack what we need, do we believe what God promises in Paul's words in Philippians 4:19?

"But my God shall supply your every need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Rather than lament what we don't have, do we believe we already possess His riches?

4. When fear attacks, God announces in Romans 8:37-39:

"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities nor powers, neither things present nor things to come, neither height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Are we counting on the world's kind of security or relying in the safety of God's love?

5. When life's troubles become too much, God reassures in John 14:27:

"Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." Do we walk through life troubled, or do we boldly speak His peace into our situation?

6. Finally, God promises in Proverbs 1:33:

"But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure from fear of evil." Do we doubt in His protection because we cannot see? Or believe In His promise of His powerful protection?

Storms might rattle our security, hurricanes may blow winds of destruction and earthquakes may shake our foundation, but if we believe in God's announcement on the channel of His faithfulness, fear melts in the truth of each of His promises.

Let's pray.

Father, often I have said You're my Lord, believed in You and trusted in Your Word, yet subtle fear rose in me. I thank You for Your patience with me as I learn to embrace and declare that I truly, truly believe and trust in Your promises. In Jesus' name.

Are you focusing on the dark side of your situation or counting on the power of God's promises? {eoa}

This article originally appeared at janetperezeckles.com.


          

The Real Reason the Church Isn't Radically Transforming Our Dark Culture

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Our culture seems to get darker and darker. How can this be, when millions of Christians across the United States go to church every Sunday and declare their devotion to Jesus? What's missing in the church that is keeping us from making a lasting impact on our dying culture?

Joseph Mattera says it's because of a dangerous trap the church has fallen into—the trap of becoming focused on numerical growth and events as opposed to true discipleship. Mattera outlines this powerful insight in his book, The Jesus Principle—which I had the privilege of publishing through Charisma House—and I recently invited him onto my podcast to discuss it. The key, he says, is staying process-driven. But what exactly does that mean?

"When we see Jesus, He told [His disciples], 'Follow Me, and I will make you to become fishers of men,'" Mattera says. "So there was a process involved, and it had to do with them doing life with Jesus. It wasn't 'Follow Me, and you'll go to Bible study once a week or you'll come to church on Sunday, or I'll ship you out to a Bible college.'

"There was a real process, the reciprocity between Jesus and those He called to follow Him. They shared their lives together, and I don't see that happening too much. As a result, we don't see the culture shifting even though we have more people attending church on Sunday than ever in history. So I'm very concerned about that."

When it comes to discipleship, more is caught than taught, Mattera says. We can't just sit people down, teach them some basic principles once and expect them to walk them out perfectly. People need to watch someone go before them and exemplify what the Bible teaches. And oftentimes, they need the same spiritual teachings more than once.

And, above all, discipleship is personal.

"[Jesus] was personal with [His disciples]," Mattera says. "You see John leaning on Jesus' bosom. Making disciples involves emotional intelligence, socialization, emotional maturity. It means there's an emotional attachment. It's not just Bible studies and miracles. We're raising up sons and daughters, not just employees or church members."

Mattera takes this principle so seriously that when he planted his church in the 1980s, the congregation often called him "Dad" and his wife "Mom."

"We realized in this fragmented culture, especially in that neighborhood in the 1980s, they needed a father more than they needed a preacher," he says.

This is a difficult principle to live out if you're not used to it, though. That's why Mattera's book is so important for the church of our day. The book flows from Mattera's experience of seeing 168,000 people's lives transformed.

In the book, he talks about understanding your God-given identity, releasing your potential, understanding affirmation, walking in your assignment, the power of delegation and more. These are the kinds of topics church leaders must learn—and even be reminded of!

And it's not just church leaders who need to know these things. Every believer who is led by the Spirit must learn these principles to walk in spiritual victory and success.

To learn more about The Jesus Principle, listen to my full interview with Mattera. And to purchase your own copy of the book, click here!


          

If You Feel Dry Spiritually, You May Need the Holy Spirit's New Wine

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My mornings begin basically the same way each day. I wake up, usually assisted by my wife's influence, and then before I do anything else, I start to read from the Bible.

I do this because it allows me to read and receive before my mind gets distracted by all of the opportunities that will present themselves to me once I arise and leave my bedroom.

I do not usually follow a set Bible reading guide. I like to open my Bible and let the Spirit of G-D direct my time in the Word. Many times, I begin reading a text based upon something that impacted my heart the day before or something I heard someone say that stuck in my mind.

One such occasion took place after a friend did an excellent teaching on the miracles of Yeshua (Jesus). In his teaching, he brought out some insights that I had never noticed before. These insights caused me to follow a path through the text that brought me to a hidden lesson that I had missed while reading previously.

The passage is from John 2 and is very familiar to many because it tells us of the very first miracle that Yeshua performed.

"Now there were six stone jars, used for the Jewish ritual of purification, each holding two to three measures. Yeshua said to them, 'Fill the jars with water!' So they filled them up to the top. Then He said to them, 'Take some water out, and give it to the headwaiter.' And they brought it. Now the head waiter did not know where it had come from, but the servants who had drawn the water knew. As the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, he calls the bridegroom and says to him, 'Everyone brings out the good wine first, and whenever they are drunk, then the worse. But you've reserved the good wine until now!'" (John 2:6-10, TLV).

In the past when I viewed these verses, I focused on the miracle of the water being turned into wine, which I have to say was a pretty great way to begin a miracle ministry. But, when I read these verses again, for some reason the words "Jewish ritual of purification" stood out and jumped off the page. Why had I never noticed those words before?

My mind went to 2 Timothy 3:16-17: "All Scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for restoration, and for training in righteousness, so that the person belonging to God may be capable, fully equipped for every good deed."

We all know that every word of Scripture was written purposely and that each word was designed to teach us something that will equip us to be capable for every good deed. So, I began to dissect the text to see if there was something in there that I had missed that might help me in my understanding and walk with the Lord.

I started with the stone jars, which made me think about 2 Timothy 2:20-21: "Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay—some for honor and some for common use. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these, he will be a vessel for honor—sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work."

In the narrative of John 2:7, we find that Miriam, Yeshua's mother, saw that they had run out of wine at the wedding feast and she asked Yeshua to do something about it.

Yeshua's response was to tell them, "Fill the jars with water!" So they filled them up to the top."

Yeshua saw the empty jars and knew the answer was to fill the jars up to their tops with pure water. The result of refilling these stone jars was that a miracle took place. These jars that had become empty and common had been turned back into vessels of honor filled with new wine. The best wine.

These renewed stone jars were not simply restored so that they once again could be used to bring purification to those whom their water came in contact with. They had miraculously become more than what they once were.

My eyes were opened to a new way to view these verses. I saw that these stone jars represented men and women. Mankind was created in the Garden of Eden, pure and holy. We were all created to be vessels of honor.

But due to sin, we became vessels of common use. Why? Because we were emptied of the water of life, that which made us pure. But like these empty stone jars, Yeshua came to renew us to be vessels of honor.

He took our empty jars and filled us with living water so that as John 7:38 tells us, "Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture says, 'out of his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'"

But Yeshua didn't stop with just making us what we once were. He went further to make us better than we once were. He didn't just fill us with water; He turned our water into wine, the new wine of the Holy Spirit. {eoa}

Eric Tokajer is author of With Me in Paradise, Transient Singularity, OY! How Did I Get Here?: Thirty-One Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before Entering Ministry, #ManWisdom: With Eric Tokajer, Jesus Is to Christianity as Pasta Is to Italians and Galatians in Context.


          

7 Ways You Know You're Listening to Holy Spirit and Not a Religious Spirit

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"Yet many of the rulers also believed in Him. But because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they be put out of the synagogue. For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God" (John 12:42-43).

When Jesus revolutionized His nation with the gospel of the kingdom, He was continually questioned and criticized for His visionary initiatives and unorthodox methods. The Pharisees were the politically correct referees who sought to silence His voice and penalize any advancement of His message.

Knowing that their power and influence were losing ground, their religious mindsets could not comprehend or celebrate the very truths that could set them free from their own man-made bondage.

It is just like the accuser of the brethren to threaten and attack anyone who exposes his lies and demonstrates the true nature of our heavenly Father. Our spiritual adversary seeks to use control, fear and condemnation in order to keep us trapped in our flesh and disconnected from the life-giving power of God's Spirit.

This religious spirit is still active today, speaking into the ears of many unsuspecting believers, trying to block any kingdom advancement and fresh expression of the Holy Spirit. Preying on our fears and self-doubts, this demonic influence will stop at nothing to keep us bound to religious systems and the expectations of man.

This spirit is manifesting again today, not only in our national politics, but in many of our church pulpits and social media platforms. This counterfeit authority is still speaking, trying to draw us away from all that the Father is accomplishing in this hour. The enemy resists any true work of the Spirit and subverts any attempts at bringing the supernatural realities of heaven to earth.

It is the Holy Spirit who we must recognize and embrace if we are to partner with heaven's purposes and see radical transformation happen in our culture. It is the Holy Spirit who will lead us into truth and keep us on the path to victory. It is His voice that we can trust to rightly discern the Father's activities and discern the enemy's schemes.

"But when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. For He will not speak on His own authority. But He will speak whatever He hears, and He will tell you things that are to come" (John 16:13).

The first step in getting free of any religious spirit is to recognize its presence and purpose. If we understand the redeeming nature of the Father's heart and His highest purposes for our lives, we can rightly discern which voice to listen to in order to open wide the gates for the King of glory to come in.

Prayerfully consider these comparisons and see if you recognize any pattern in your own life:

  1. The religious spirit is like an older brother who follows you around, criticizing your every move and whispering endless doubts that cause you to shrink back in fear. The Holy Spirit is like a loving father who is always two steps ahead, taking your hand and gently leading you on a path of discovery.
  2. The religious spirit gets bent out of shape when the rules aren't followed. The Holy Spirit gets excited when creative expression imagines the possibilities.
  3. The religious spirit berates you for missing the mark. The Holy Spirit inspires you to aim higher next time.
  4. The religious spirit tells you to "stay in the lines!" The Holy Spirit tells you to "go explore!"
  5. The religious spirit wants credit. The Holy Spirit celebrates others.
  6. The religious spirit debates everything you do. The Holy Spirit dares you to climb higher.
  7. The religious spirit is a task master that is never satisfied with your efforts and always asking for more. The Holy Spirit is your greatest cheerleader, drawing out the best in you, even when you make mistakes.

Your journey is meant to be one of freedom, joy and a never-ending sense of wonder and awe. Even through the trials, setbacks and personal weaknesses, the Holy Spirit always sees a way through and will empower you to keep moving.

Your destiny is ahead of you, not behind you. It's not about "adding up," but jumping in! It's redemption, not religion, that brings life to the dead and wholeness to the broken.

As we determine to follow Jesus' example and listen to the Holy Spirit instead of a politically correct religious spirit, we can be assured of fulfilling the Father's purpose.

In the end, it's not whether or not we get it "right." It's about who we travel with and discovering the endless possibilities of heaven inside of us that the flesh can never reach.

"So then, beloved ones, the flesh has no claims on us at all, and we have no further obligation to live in obedience to it. For when you live controlled by the flesh, you are about to die. But if the life of the Spirit puts to death the corrupt ways of the flesh, we then taste his abundant life. The mature children of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit" (Rom. 8:12-14, TPT). {eoa}

Wanda Alger is a field correspondent with Intercessors for America. She ministers with her husband in Winchester, Virginia. Follow her blog at wandaalger.me.


          

Chuck Pierce Prophesies: We Are Entering a New Kingdom Era

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There are moments when time shifts and you gain momentum for your future. In fact, we are in one such kingdom moment now. We have not just entered a new year, decade or season, but a new era in the kingdom of God.

In Isaiah 32:1 (TPT), the Word of God says,"Look—a new era begins! A king will reign in righteousness, and his princes according to justice!" An era is a fixed point in time from which a series of years is reckoned. An era can also bea memorable or important date or event in the history of a thing, person or nation. An era is a system of chronological notation computed from a given date as a basis. An era is a period identified by some prominent figure or characteristic feature or stage in development.

We are now entering a new kingdom era.In Hebrew, this era is known as "Pey," which means "voice" or "mouth." As God's ambassadors, our voices must be heard this decade. We will decree a thing, and it will happen!

An Era of Power

"Where there is no vision, the people perish"—in Proverbs 29:18a, this word actually means that without boundaries or prophetic utterance, a people go backward. We are moving from a church era to a kingdom era. In this divine shift, the Lord is transforming our mindset so we move outwardly from what has been built in one season into a new movement for the next season. This will be a new building season, but first we must unlock God's kingdom plan and align heaven and earth.

When the Lord revealed His Messiahship to His disciples in Matthew 16, He gave Peter a prophetic word that would transcend the ages. In Matthew 16:18-19 (my paraphrase), He prophesied, "I will build My church; the gates of hell will not overpower it, and you will have an authority to unlock the kingdom and forbid and permit what goes on in earth."

We must remember that this prophecy to Peter had yet to be fully revealed in reality. The church was still a mystery. Therefore, when the day of Pentecost came and 3,000 were converted, Peter must have thought, How will we build for the future? How will the Lord, who has ascended, accomplish this through us?

The disciples did not have a full concept of the meaning of "the church." The only concept they had of spiritual gathering was from the synagogue. The word the Lord was using here was ekklesia, which was a Roman concept of ambassadors going in to transform a region to make it look like Rome.

Everything seemed new to the disciples. Just a few weeks prior, they had a revelation of the Lord being Messiah. Now they had to see how to gather and build for the future out of a new paradigm. Eventually they would have to leave Jerusalem to do this, and build in Antioch a prototype of what the Lord was prophesying. The writer of Hebrews gave us much revelation of how what the Spirit of God was doing in that day could not be done in Jerusalem.

This began a whole new era. Now the Spirit of God would help His leadership establish something that would be indestructible. There would be unsurpassed power in the ekklesia to overcome the enemy of mankind, Satan. And before this was built, there had to be an unlocking of God's kingdom power within the triumphant people that would walk into the future.

We must remember it took approximately 70 years to establish the first church era. In every era, we unlock a kingdom plan so we can build the prototype for the ekklesia for the future. This new era propels us into a season of unlocking so we can build in the days ahead.

A Season of War

There is a new move of God in His people this hour! They are like a river of glory fire, like liquid gold flowing throughout lands. They resemble fiery lava moving from state to state, province to province and nation to nation throughout the earth. These glory warriors will destroy the works of the enemy in days ahead.

Over the next several years, we will mature into a people who do exploits and are ready to go to war against any darkness attempting to bring destruction to our Lord's kingdom plan. These triumphant people are the ones who know how to triumph. To triumph is to obtain victory, or a state of being victorious in conquest. Triumph carries a distinct emotion for God's children; in triumph, one expresses joy or exultation because he or she has prospered, succeeded and flourished. To "triumph" means "to celebrate and rejoice with victory and jubilation." Triumph indicates that an advantage has been gained over the enemy. Triumph also conveys that success has been granted through a supernatural grace being released.

God has a people who must keep moving. Movement is linked with life! If we stop moving, we stagnate or routinize. If there is one thing that I have seen happen from season to season, it is that the church stagnates. This can be because we fall into apathy. However, most times we stagnate because we enjoy getting comfortable in one season and resist change. We must be a people who are willing to war for our future.

After all, we are living in conflicting and conflicted times. Many times, the shifts we make are not our willful choices but result from the wars of the season. We would have loved to see something go one way, but atmospheric shifts, conflicts of opinions, conflicts of philosophies and conflicts of emotions caused things to go a different direction.

James said we war because we have cravings and desires in us that cannot be satisfied (see James 4:1-3). Many times, these desires hold us in wilderness places. We are meant to cross over into prosperity, but we choose to have our way in a situation instead of submitting to the will of God. We are in a great warfare over a threefold cord controlled by Satan's kingdom, consisting of poverty, infirmity and religion.

War is the grace to fight. When the Lord calls us to war, He gives us the grace to triumph. God never calls His children to do anything without the grace necessary to fulfill His purpose. Therefore, in the midst of war, there is grace. We are called to protect our vineyard. My greatest concern for the church today is this: Will a new generation rise up and war for all the promises that have been redeemed or paid for by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ?

Christians must learn why it's imperative that we fight and overturn the plans of the enemy. Learning to war comes easier to some than to others. To those who grew up in relative peace and comfort, it may come hardest of all. Why war? Why is war necessary? Why can't people live in harmony? These are the questions we ask our parents when we are first exposed to conflict through the media. We ask the questions of our history teachers when we are learning the events that brought us to the present. Most importantly, we ask God, "If you are a loving God, why do war and destruction occur?"

The short answer is that there are two kingdoms in conflict.

Satan's demonic angels roam the earth trying to keep his kingdom in place. We are in God's army of warriors. The Lord has already defeated Satan and all his dominions, powers and principalities. However, we are called to enforce that defeat. If we do not heed His call, the enemy will step in and rule in our stead. We are called to possess, secure and protect our inheritance. We must remember that the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof.

As the Holy Spirit moves us toward becoming more Christlike, the methodology of an old season will not propel us into the future. We need something new and fresh. We need a new glory. This is one of the wiles of the enemy—to hold us captive in the last manifestation of God. Therefore, we live in the past rather than move into the best that is ahead for our lives. This is how religious spirits operate.

The Lord taught His disciples to pray using a model prayer, which we know as the Lord's Prayer. We have access to Father's throne room, but we must access the revelation for us to triumph and establish that in the earth realm. The government of heaven must enter our atmosphere, align with the government of God in the earth and liberate the armies of God and the land!

A Time to Plow

Speaking of government, we are approaching a new election year in the United States. One of the words for "visitation" is linked with how you cast a vote. How we vote is how we get visited as a nation in our future.

Dutch Sheets and I are presently on a 22-region journey through the United States. For the last four years, the triumphant remnant has made incredible headway. Our goal is to awaken the seeds of revival that have been sown throughout America and cause this incredible triumphant remnant to keep advancing.

We don't want to lose any momentum of righteous change that has influenced our nation over these last several years. I see the enemy throwing a dark horse into this next season. We must stay focused as watchman intercessors.

Amos 9:13 says, "'Behold, the days are coming,' says the Lord, 'When the plowman shall overtake the one who is reaping, and the treader of grapes the one who is sowing the seed; the mountains will drip sweet wine, and all the hills will flow with it.'"

This is a word for today. Prophetic seeds that have been sown and declared in your region should be plowed up! The Lord has put us into a plowing season. The prophetic seeds that didn't come up in one season should be declared alive and receive a new breath of His Spirit. I see teams of plowmen being connected together. Many of us have received revelation but tried to plow alone. However, if we connect and plow together, the harvest of God in a region will be gathered. This is a key time for alignment.

And as the apostolic church matures and advances the kingdom of God in the earth, apostolic/prophetic rule will be established in territories. Here are six key points we must understand as we move forward in this new era:

Know your field and sphere. Faith works in place and time. In 2 Corinthians 10, Paul talks about fields, or spheres. We each have key fields and spheres that we can war and triumph within.

Mobilize the armies. Know who is warring with you for the King's rule.

Strategically know your redemptive "thin places." When Rose Sambrook from Northern Ireland came to speak at one of our gatherings, she shared how in Ireland they talk about "thin places." These are the places where the Spirit of God has come, and heaven and earth have become very close. These places have key altars that need to be refired for today. We must know where these altars are in our field or spheres. If there are no thin places in our sphere, we must find where the Lord wants to come and create a thin place, or portal, between heaven and earth.

Define the high places. Within our spheres and field, we also have high places. These are places where the enemy has erected his rule. These are the places contending for our worship. These high places erected by the enemy are the result of the worship war going on in each territory of the earth. Worship occurs around the one whose throne has been established. We are created to worship; therefore, if we pay homage to the enemy, he will control the atmosphere. The entire territory then falls under the darkness of his presence, and demonic hosts redirect those in that territory away from God's plan of fullness, peace, joy and abundance.

Sanctify the land. When we commit iniquitous sins and defilement of the land occurs, we must sanctify the land. The land mourns until we have reconciled it back to God, the one who made it. "The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof" (Ps. 24:1, KJV).

Establish new glory altars. Throughout the Word of God, new altars had to be built. How do we do this? We must find the places where religion and government have met and made wrong choices, and bind the strongman (Matt. 12). We must overthrow the defilement of the last altar (2 Chr. 34:4, John 2:14, Rev. 2:13). We must contend for His name to be established and the identity of that name at the gates (Deut. 28:10). We must let worship ascend and watch His glory come down (John 4, Acts 4-11). We must welcome a new move of His Spirit (Acts-Ephesians). For more information about how to do that, I suggest you read the new book Robert Heidler and I have just completed, A Triumphant Kingdom.

Ultimately, we know God's goal for us is the harvest. We see this all the way through the Bible. God wants our barns to be filled with plenty and our vats to overflow. He wants us to experience the fullness of His promised blessings. That's what "harvest" means. Harvest is what we've been working and praying for, and the promise that we have been pressing forward to attain.

The time does come when we will receive the harvest. Harvest is not "pie in the sky by and by," but the reality of the promise coming into our experience. God not only wants us to harvest in the natural realm, but also to see a harvest of righteousness. He wants us to experience a harvest of souls. Psalm 1 tells us God wants us to be like a flourishing tree that brings forth its fruit in its season. Ecclesiastes 3 tells us there is a time and a season for everything. There is a time to plant seeds, and there is also a time to reap the harvest.

The Bible is written around harvest cycles. The Lord wants His people to develop and maintain a harvest mentality. He wants us to walk in a mindset of increase and reaping. This is an era when we must decree that what we have sown will come forth and multiply.

Call back the bread that you have cast upon the waters. The seeds that have fallen into the earth are ready to break forth into an abundant crop. Plow up your fallow ground. Unlock what has never manifested in your past. Let your sorrows turn to joy. Gain new strength. And rise up and enter this era with a mind to triumph.

READ MORE: For more prophetic words, visit prophecy.charismamag.com.

Chuck D. Pierce is president of Glory of Zion International Ministries and vice president of Global Harvest Ministries.

CHARISMA is the only magazine dedicated to reporting on what the Holy Spirit is doing in the lives of believers around the world. If you are thirsty for more of God's presence and His Holy Spirit, subscribe to CHARISMA and join a family of believers who choose to live life in the Spirit.


          

Prophetic Vision for 2020: 'I Am Bringing New Alignments and Opening Doors'

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I believe many people will see great alignment, shifting and forward motion come to their lives in the remaining months of 2019 as the Lord prepares His people for all He is calling them to steward in 2020. I see that there will be rapid open doors of advancement.

Heavenly Blueprints and the Missing Pieces

The Lord showed me a vision of many people holding heavenly blueprints that outlined all the Lord is calling them to steward in 2020 and beyond. The blueprints had been put together as pieces of a puzzle would be put together.

I knew the people had received many pieces over a period of time and that they had been holding these blueprints for a while, but there were still one or two pieces missing. They couldn't yet see all the details of the blueprints or the complete strategy. They couldn't yet step out into what they knew the Lord was calling them to steward in the time ahead, as they were waiting on more details or alignment to come.

I then saw the last pieces of the puzzle being released from heaven, and these pieces fell perfectly into place. I knew these pieces were being released at the perfect time and the Lord had reserved them for this hour. As they fell into place, I saw that the people of God were given new vision for what lies ahead; they were rejuvenated, excited and expectant for all the Lord would bring to pass.

I then heard the Lord say, "In the remainder of 2019 many people will see much motion and movement in their situations and lives, for from this, movement and alignment will come. Many have been waiting for the 'missing piece' to fall into place; the missing piece of the blueprint I have given them for the time ahead. Greater detail and revelation is being released in preparation for the greater doors that will open in 2020."

Motion Through Divine Alignments and Manifested Blueprints

I then heard the Lord say, "It will be a time of motion as key alignments and connections will be made in this time that will be significant for this season. I am bringing divine connections to My people. A shifting and positioning will be seen. Through these key alignments great kingdom advancement will come in 2020 as My people, with the same heart and purpose, unite.

"I am not only bringing new alignments but strengthening established, key, divine alignments that will be even more significant in 2020. They will go from strength to strength as these alignments are used in greater ways for kingdom advancement."

The Lord then said, "Not only will My people be given the missing piece of revelation, but they will also see the beginning of the manifestation of pieces of the blueprint come to pass in this time. They will see the very things I have shown them on the blueprint begin to 'drop into place' around them. They will begin to see movement in their circumstances as I begin to bring alignment for all I am calling them to steward in 2020.

"As the pieces manifest, there will be a release and a propulsion or movement forward into all I have spoken. There are many people who have wondered when they will ever see the manifestation of the promises and assignments I have spoken to them, but they will see I am faithful as they begin to see the pieces established around them at this time."

"Let us firmly hold the profession of our faith without wavering, for He who promised is faithful" (Heb. 10:23).

Rapid Doors of Advancement in 2020

The Lord spoke again and said, "Many will see great alignment come to the path I have set before them as they approach 2020. In the remaining months of 2019 and beginning of 2020, they will see how I am preparing the way for all I have called them to walk in. This is all in preparation for 2020, where I will open rapid doors of advancement to those who have embraced this time of alignment."

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, so that we should walk in them" (Eph. 2:10).

How to Partner With the Time of Alignment and Motion

Lastly, I felt the Lord highlight to me two key steps we can take to partner with this time of alignment and motion in the months ahead.

  1. Receive the missing pieces of revelation. There is an invitation to spend time with the Lord to receive direction on the missing pieces of the blueprint He has given us for 2020 and beyond. It will also be important to take particular notice of our dreams as the Lord will speak through dreams in an increased way.
  2. Take Spirit-led steps to see alignment and motion. There is a need to do our part in seeing movement and alignment in our circumstances and connections by stepping out in faith and obedience on the leading of the Spirit. {eoa}

Katie Barker is the co-founder of Bring the Fire Ministries along with her husband Aaron. They live on the Tweed Coast of Australia with their four children. Bring the Fire Ministries is about bringing revival fire to the nations. It is about ministering to others through the power of the Word of God and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Katie has a heart to encourage believers in a deeper relationship with the Lord and see them walk in the fullness of their identity and inheritance in Christ. Her desire is to see believers understand their kingdom authority and position, use the spiritual gifts they have been given and impact their areas of influence for the kingdom of God. She also has a heart for revival and to see the body of Christ united and awakened.


          

Why We Can't Ignore the Holy Spirit-Given Mandate to Share the Gospel With Jews

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Susan Perlman knows that sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ can be difficult in a culture that is growing increasingly hostile to the gospel and to the things of God.

But as one of the co-founders of Jews for Jesus, Perlman has, for 46 years, experienced the added test of trying to convince the worldwide Jewish population that Jesus is the true Savior of the world. Another group and their fearless leader were tasked with the same daunting challenge nearly two millennia ago.

"It's important for me to share the gospel with Jewish people because Jesus and His disciples did it," Perlman told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of "Greenelines" on the Charisma Podcast Network. "You think of His message in John 8:24, when He explained, 'Unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.' Then again in John 14:6, He says, 'I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, and no one comes to the Father but through Me.'

"With both of these statements, when He made these unique claims about Himself, He was speaking to other Jews. Remember when Peter, because of his evangelistic activity, found himself standing before the 771 religious leaders of the Jewish people at the time? He declared there is no other name besides Jesus, or Yeshua, by which men can be saved.

"So, if Jesus and Peter and all the other disciples thought it was important to share the gospel with Jewish people, why should I think any less? It's an important opportunity. First of all, if you know a person that has a Jewish background, then try to engage them in a conversation about Israel and what they think about Israel. Eventually, steer it into a spiritual conversation, and then you can talk to them about the Bible and Jesus. Leave it to them to share what they want to share."

In 2015, The Atlantic magazine reported there were 350,000 Messianic Jews worldwide. Jews for Jesus reported that as of 2017, 20,000 Messianic Jews were living in Israel.

For more about the work of Perlman and Jews for Jesus, please listen to this podcast.


          

第515回「ここぞという時に体調を崩す、がパターンに。。病気と運命、どう考える?」

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これは簡単で、頭の中にヘンなプログラムが入っているだけです。多くの人が今、「自分の考えや性格」だと思っていることは、実は自分の考えではありません。まだウィルスチェックが働かない子供のうちに脳に入れてしまった単なるプログラムに過ぎず、それは運命でもなければ性格でもなく、一生取れない思考でもないんです。



          

Episode 16 | Thanksgiving

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This week Kellie and Claire talk all about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. They share some fun memories of childhood Thanksgivings gone by and current insights on Thanksgiving as military service families. They talk turkey, travel, traditions and they share thoughts on Black Friday and other marketing initiatives. Think of this episode like your favorite sweet potato casserole: filling, savory, and sweet--topped off with a little something extra!

 

 

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  • Kellie shares about her Thanksgiving memories growing up and the main memory is all of the fun she had outdoors in the crisp fall air; she also remembers traveling to see extended family in the next state over. Food, cousins, fun! Kellie divulges that her mom’s delicious mashed potato recipe is actually boxed, instant potatoes and how as a kid she offended her grandmother in sharing that news
  • Claire’s childhood Thanksgivings included seeing both her dad and mom’s extended families. So. Many. People. But so much fun. Kids were always banished to the basement or screen porch to eat, followed by cousin touch football and mischief. This was Claire’s tradition until only about eight years ago when they have been too far to travel home for Thanksgiving
  • Is there an unwritten code of Thanksgiving behavior--where to go and where to be? Which places do you eat food? It can be tricky navigating everyone else’s expectations for you!
  • Claire explains the difference between stuffing and dressing to Kellie and they debate whether the difference is regional or personal
  • Kellie talks about how getting married complicated the Thanksgiving travels. Everyone. Everywhere. All spread out. It’s not possible to be everywhere for everyone
  • Kellie shares about her first married Thanksgiving and her major turkey debacle. It looked nice and crispy on the outside but it was raw on the inside. (The thing that pops out of a turkey to let you know that is is “done” is actually called the Pop Out Timer.)
  • Claire started cooking the full Thanksgiving meal once they entered military service; she spent time on the phone with her grandmother and had her teach her how to make the dressing of her childhood; she also shares how in the past few years, Ryan has been spatchcocking their Thanksgiving turkey which allows it to cook fully in under 45 minutes, frees up the oven for other cooking, and mostly just tastes amazing
  • As the years have gone on, Kellie talks about how now it has gotten harder and harder to coordinate holidays and travel with extended family. Now they do more Friendsgivings than anything. Now Thanksgiving is one of those “it just depends” kind of holidays; it’s less of a tradition and more of a “whatever works” thing now
  • Claire feels like now there isn’t a very predictable tradition, no rules, no expectations--some of their military Thanksgivings have been the most memorable of all--she also shares about how sometimes they will eat their main Thanksgiving meal on the day of, but then they have Leftovers Parties the day after where everyone brings all of their leftovers
  • We dish all about Black Friday… Claire doesn’t usually go, but if she does it is only for people watching purposes. She even made a funny Black Friday Bingo a few years ago for such occasions; we love Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday, and REI’s OptOutside initiatives; Claire’s inner skeptic sees through the marketing ploys of Black Friday and she’s seen too many YouTube vids of stampedes over small appliances 
  • We also discuss how we manage expectations with Thanksgiving married to service members; spouses who are working on the day of or even deployed...without the stability of place and predictable work schedules we often don’t end up having traditions. Claire asks if military kids end up missing out because of this...she feels like Thanksgiving is a holiday where you learn who you are and your roots when you sit around with multiple generations hearing oral histories of your people
  • Funny or crazy Thanksgiving anecdotes: Kellie tells about how she catches flack for being a chronic Thanksgiving napper-- she also shares about the time she used CLUB soda (seltzer)  instead of BAKING soda in a cake she made for her dad
  • Claire shares that having two kids with November birthdays, Thanksgiving, and it being a short month--it just feels like a full and tiring time of constant celebrating
  • In honor of Thanksgiving being a time of gratitude we are giving away our 30 Days of Gratitude download for FREE as a thank you to our listeners… GRAB YOURS HERE (Pro Tip...if you start today, you will finish your gratitude practice right at Christmas!)
  • Advice Not Given: Kellie is going to re-listen to her own advice about boundaries by listening to our Episode 3 on Boundaries--she’s sharing her favorite Thanksgiving recipe of her mom’s sweet potato casserole with pecan topping; Claire share’s her favorite way to repurpose turkey leftovers on day two or three with a Turkey Pot Pie and what her plans are for a small, simple, and easy Sheet Pan Thanksgiving--which ties in to her advice of Taking a Chill Pill and giving herself a break this Thanksgiving, maybe she will even take a nap...

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Entspannung: Guten Abend, gute Nacht!

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Wenn es dir schwer fällt abends schnell und ruhig einzuschlafen wird dir diese Übung helfen leichter in den Schlaf zu finden. Darüber hinaus teile ich mit dir einige Tipps für leichtes einschlafen und einen ruhigen Start in die Nacht. Schlaf gut!

 

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BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Natalie Douglas

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BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you the newest episode of our first self-produced podcast - Ben Rimalower's Broken Records, The Albums You Wouldn't Shut Up About. On each weekly episode Rimalower and co-host Daniel Nolen chat with guests about one album that they were obsessed with, how they discovered it, what it led them to, where they were in life when it impacted them and how it's stayed with them since.

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to cabaret superstar Natalie Douglas about Nina Simone's 1961 album "Forbidden Fruit." They also discuss The Eagles, "South Pacific," Mitzi Gaynor, Roberta Flack, Barbra Streisand, Karen Mason, Joe Williams, and Dolly Parton. Natalie shares stories about moving to New York and working at famous piano bars such as Brandy's and The Duplex. She now sings to audiences around the world and can be seen performing at her monthly residency at Birdland in New York City.

Subsequent episodes will appear weekly on BroadwayWorld as well as on all your favorite podcast sites from iTunes to Spotify.

Season One will feature a plethora of award winning stars from the stage and screen - including Cesar Villavicencio (Pixie Aventura), Bridget Everett, Scott Wittman, Telly Leung, Michael Musto, Natalie Douglas, Kevin Adams, Carolee Carmello, Linda Eder, Russell King (Miss Richfield 1981), Jeffrey Roberson (Varla Jean Merman), Faith Prince, Laura Benanti, Michael R. Jackson and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps. You'll learn all about the favorite artists and albums that inspired them with a diverse list ranging from Judy Garland to Prince, Frank Sinatra to Patti LuPone, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Tori Amos, Jesus Christ Superstar, Liza Minnelli and more along with behind the scenes stories and show business gossip. The podcast features a theme song written by Lance Horne.


          

12/1/2019: Editor’s Note: UP

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Dolly Parton’s America A nine-episode podcast about Dolly Parton, her music, how she unites Americans. Unexpectedly smart and interesting. Gourmet Makes A YouTube series by Bon Appetit in which junk food is recreated using good-quality ingredients....
          

Virginia Picking Up Right Where It Left Off

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A week ago on the Eye on College Basketball Podcast, hosts Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander started a benign dialogue aiming to contextualize the greatness of Virginia head coach Tony Bennett. It began with the duo opining on how many games Bennett would be able to win against the Cavaliers’ 2019-20 schedule with a top-10 level Division II roster, and evolved into a more interesting and reasonable hypothetical — how high would Bennett finish with the roster that Danny Manning has at Wake Forest? Neither was willing to pick a Bennett-coached Demon Deacons’ squad lower than sixth, with Norlander capitulating [...]


          

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The Diablo Podcast #223 – The Future Development of Diablo IV

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When the Diablo Podcast comes back, it comes back with a vengeance. That's right, two episodes in the same week!

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Villanyszerelés Budapest, Online marketing: Practical elektromos autó affiliate Marketing Advice To Help You Succeed

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Practical elektromos autó affiliate Marketing Advice To Help You Succeed

 

Has someone ever told you to go into a place of business and tell them that they sent you? Well, if you have, you are already familiar with elektromos autó affiliate marketing. Though word of mouth is important, there are other elektromos autó affiliate marketing campaigns that you can use to help your business and this article provides you with the tips you need to make it happen.

To be treated fairly, you should avoid elektromos autó affiliate marketing companies that do not pay you a lot. You should compare offers and negotiate. You should expect a bonus of at least 20% on each product that you sell to a customer. Any company offering less is not treating you fairly.

Be honest with your elektromos autó affiliate marketing links. Your readers will appreciate your candid nature and honesty. People can see these things from a mile away, and they know how to bypass you and go straight to the vendor to make their purchase and keep you from getting your cut of the deal.

To increase the success of your elektromos autó affiliate marketing, evaluate the marketing platform of a potential elektromos autó affiliate company before you decide to advertise their products. If the quality of the company's marketing is poor, you will not be likely to receive worthwhile profits from promoting their items. If you are not impressed, your visitors will not be either.

With iTunes' popularity and a large percentage of Internet users listening to audio files for information, recording a Podcast as an elektromos autó affiliate marketer is a solid way to increase your sales numbers. Hearing you speak will build more trust than simply reading your words, so do not take this tip lightly.

When joining an elektromos autó affiliate marketing program, remember that you need significant traffic to your site or blog to see any income from your elektromos autó affiliate links. Do not expect to create a blog, slap on some elektromos autó affiliate links, and start earning. Build up your quality content and readership first, then you will be able to make money using elektromos autó affiliate marketing.

Applying for your elektromos autó affiliate marketing link is not hard to do. Most companies have an elektromos autó affiliate marketing banner on the bottom of their main website. You can just click that link and request to be an elektromos autó affiliate. Normally they will want to see your site, so have the link ready.

The best elektromos autó affiliate marketers out there are fantastic writers. They might never rival King in the novel department or get hired to work at a newspaper, but for what they do in marketing, their skills are more than proficient. Remember to always write for your audience and you can become a great writer.

Lifetime elektromos autó affiliate commissions are much less common than they used to be. While you should still keep an eye out for them because the rewards are wonderful, just keep in mind that they are hard to come by. It is more common to see elektromos autó affiliate vendors paying the webmasters a standard commission for any product that they helped to sell. Most elektromos autó affiliate companies will only pay the elektromos autó affiliate seller a commission if a consumer purchases within a certain amount of time. Taking the time to find these elektromos autó affiliates is worth it.

Like any business, make sure you have a plan and strategy in place before getting started. Determine ahead of time what types of work you want to get into and what sort of products you are most excited about promoting. Learn what types of marketing work for the particular products you will be focusing on. Having a developed plan is half the battle to a successful launch.

One of the most common mistakes made by inexperienced elektromos autó affiliate marketers, is simply choosing a product or service that is experiencing higher than usual levels of popularity in the market. More popular products and services are often marketed aggressively by leading companies with extensive marketing resources and corporate backing and support.

To aid in successful elektromos autó affiliate marketing, use paid elektromos autó affiliate marketing programs. Paid advertising allows you to purchase ads that target keywords, which can greatly increase the traffic of your site. This is a great way to drive your sales up, as you will greatly increase the amount of potential buyers.

When making changes to your elektromos autó affiliate marketing, try to make only one change at a time. This makes it a lot easier to track whether the change worked or failed as the results will be solely based on the single change you made. Give it a few days so that you can get accurate statistics on the differences in statistics.

Use Feng Shui to make your office a profitable and spiritual place to work from while running your elektromos autó affiliate marketing business. Many of the common sense ideas make for a better working location, like decluttering and keeping things organized. Don't forget that out of sight is out of mind, though, so keep track of the things you put away.

You should focus the bulk of your time in to creating valuable content as part of your elektromos autó affiliate marketing strategy. Having something that people actually search for which fulfills a need and leads them to believe you are an expert in your field will bring you a ton of repeat traffic. This is your goal, so get to it!

When using elektromos autó affiliate marketing, be sure to spend some time discovering what type of advertisements are going to be most effective for your demographic. Certain clients will like flashy advertisements. Other customers will prefer unobtrusive ads. Make sure that you spend a decent amount of time figuring out who you want to target.

Trading links means that you put your link on someone else's site and they put their link on your site. Do this enough times and you will build a strong link network. Another great way to generate links is to be a blog commenter or guest content provider on another site.

We are all familiar with the concept of elektromos autó affiliate marketing, we just may not understand its formulation. Hopefully, this article has provided you with the basics you need to start your elektromos autó affiliate marketing campaign in as formal or informal a manner as you might like. By following the tips from this article, you are helping to ensure the success of your program.

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The Impeachment News Industry Is Here to Help (Overwhelm You Even More)

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A glut of pop-up podcasts and newsletters from major publishers and worried citizens promise to cut through the flood of impeachment news.
          

Mobile Fix - November 22

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Agencies

With some interesting thinking around on the plight of Agencies we return to this subject. Noah Brier was an influential NY digital ad guy and - despite being out of the space for a while - has a really good take on the issues. He argues that big business are now convinced on digital and therefore taking it inhouse. It’s a point we have made for ages - when digital becomes a core competence you can’t afford to outsource it - in every sense of the word.

This is a topic I discuss in some detail with both Rory Sutherland and Tom Goodwin on our RadioFix podcasts, The problem is that Agencies have never managed to be paid for the value they create - the Alchemy as Rory terms it in his excellent book. Instead most Agencies have become Factories that charge for their output - TV Commercials, Media Plans, Apps, Digital Transformation Workshops ( with free PostIt notes) etc.

And eventually people realise that making things with artisans in London is a luxury - and find cheaper suppliers.

The consultants moving into the space have some clear advantages - Board level relationships, a more commercial approach and a culture of offshoring to reduce costs. Ex agency head Nikki Mendoca of Accenture points out that Marketing and business transformation are inextricably linked. Their creative Agency Karmarama has a Read More

          

564 Celebrity Summit Review 2019 | Celebrity Cruises

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This is a review of Celebrity Cruises recently refurbished Celebrity Summit. This was a seven-night Southern Caribbean cruise from San Juan, Puerto Rico. We get a detailed bow-to-stern review of the cruise ship and the ports of call. 

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Comment on Het Podcastfestival 2019 by Podcastfestival 2019 - Folkert Coehoorn

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Eyewitness To The Gods and I Never Met A Dead Person I Didn't Like - Paranormal Podcast 615

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The legendary Erich von Daniken joins us to talk about his latest book, Eyewitness To The Gods. It was an honor to speak once again to the man who brought the concept of ancient astronauts and ancient aliens to the public going back over 50 years ago with his classic book Chariots of the Gods.

You can find his new book at Amazon: Eyewitness To The Gods

In part two, psychic medium joins us to talk about her journey in the metaphysical and her new book: I've Never Met A Dead Person I Didn't Like: Initiation By Spirits

–DETECTIVE TRAPP–

Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers.

A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs — as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trapp embarks on a dark journey that brings her face to face with a man who takes “a little piece of her soul.”

The series is about a singular detective on a relentless, sometimes lonely quest for answers. From the Los Angeles Times and Wondery, “Detective Trapp” is a new story from Christopher Goffard, the writer and host of “Dirty John.” Listen now at wondery.fm/TrappParanormal


          

The Green Stone and Nazca Mummies - Paranormal Podcast 614

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A mysterious stone sets off a fury of paranormal activity. We talk with Graham Phillips about his unforgettable experience.

You can find his book on the subject at Amazon.com: The Green Stone 

On part two, Melissa Tittl talks to us about her Gaia program Unearthing Nazca. You can find more information about Gaia at Gaia.com

Thanks Graham & Melissa!

–DETECTIVE TRAPP–

Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers.

A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs — as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trapp embarks on a dark journey that brings her face to face with a man who takes “a little piece of her soul.”

The series is about a singular detective on a relentless, sometimes lonely quest for answers. From the Los Angeles Times and Wondery, “Detective Trapp” is a new story from Christopher Goffard, the writer and host of “Dirty John.” Listen now at wondery.fm/TrappParanormal

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Witchcraft and Salem – Paranormal Podcast 611ParaBox Monthly is your source for amazing one of a kind paranormal t-shirts that will lead you into a on-line paranormal mystery. Use the promo code STAYSPOOKY for 25% off and get started on your paranormal mystery. Check them out at paraboxmonthly.com 


          

The Conversation Podcast: A Discussion Between My Wife & Father

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My wife, Cait Montoya, has a podcast where she interviews parents to gather their feedback and insights about the conversations they have with their kiddos. She interviewed me in October about my weekly date night rhythm with our children.

Here is the podcast summary: "It is our passion and dedication to helping parents have conversations with their kids. We share real-life parent-child conversations, interviews with parents, and conversational tools."

In this episode, Cait interviews my dad, Steve Montoya. One of the great talents my dad modeled to me growing up was strong conversations with others. Whether it was his friends or mine, he was constantly sitting people down and having serious conversations about life (while also having a little fun along the way).

Take a listen to the following podcast episode to get a little glimpse of my dad's conversational nature and Cait's dread of that first time he sat her down for "a talk."


          

Podcast PROBASKET #27: Zmiany w sezonie NBA? Wyjaśniamy!

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NBA proponuje cztery duże zmiany w systemie rozgrywek. Zmniejszyć liczbę spotkań, rozegrać dodatkowy turniej w trakcie sezonu, wprowadzić dodatkowe rozstawienie w play-offach oraz specjalne mecze, które dawałaby drużynom z 9. i 10. miejsca szanse na awans do play-offów! Tym razem Podcast PROBASKET nagrałem sam. Spróbowałem w nim wyjaśnić na czym miałyby polegać cztery propozycje zmian […]
          

Thank You, Thanksgiving – Podcast Episode

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Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. As a kid, my family would spend all morning cooking, and then eat ridiculous amounts of dinner and dessert early in the afternoon. The house smelled wonderful from all the cooking, and we got to spend the entire day together as a family. In fact, Thanksgiving... Read more »

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Podcasts to Listen To: The Sports Gambling Podcast and the best sports betting podcasts to listen to

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Wagering on the outcome of a sports game has been around since the first sports games were invented. Although sports gambling was seen as an illegal activity and was often conducted away from the eyes of law enforcement for many years, the sports gambling industry is now valued between $60 billion to $73 billion after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the federal ban on sports betting in 2018. Since the ban was lifted, 11 states have legalized sports betting. Here are a few podcasts to help you [...]
          

New iPad vs. Air vs. mini vs. Pro — Which should you buy?

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When Steve Jobs first unveiled the iPad, you only had one 9.7-inch model to choose from. Over the years, though, Apple expanded the lineup to include the ultra-portable 7.9-inch iPad mini and the ultra-productive 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Now, the 9.7 is finally, truly gone, and in its place we have five different sizes stretched across five different price points — Entry-level 10.2-inch iPad 7, mid-range 7.9-inch iPad mini 5 and 10.5-inch iPad Air 3, and high-end 11.-inch and 12.9-inch iPads Pro. And, of course, all the color, storage, and cellular options for each.

And… it can seem like a lot. I get it. I totally get it. But it doesn’t have to be. Keep watching and we’ll quickly, simply hone things down to the perfect first-time or upgrade iPad for you.

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16-inch MacBook Pro Review: Two Weeks Later!

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I’ve been using the 16-inch MacBook Pro day in, day out, as my main computational machine, since just before Apple announced it. I’ve done all the emails and messages, surfed all the websites, watched all the TV, written tens of thousands of words, and edited 7 or so YouTube videos comprising about an hour of a-roll and just a ton of b-roll.

In other words, I’ve hammered on it. And here’s how it’s held up.

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Rad Crew S18E22: Pokemon, det verste av Game Boy Advance og 40 pizzaer på 30 dager

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Vi har runda Pokémon: Sword/Shield og snakker om det i ukas ep! Pluss ukas spillnyheter og 5 fryktelige ting som aldri burde vært utgitt på Game Boy Advance i en nostalgisk "Topp" 5-liste. med: Vegar Hatleskog, Are Ness Fløgstad, Jostein Hakestad Støtt oss: patreon.com/radcrewpodcast RSS: feed.radcrew.net/radcrew Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/4EzDcGCwVTlZZZEYqP3k6H Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/no/podcast/rad-…ast/id415698006 Facebook: facebook.com/radcrewshow Discord: radcrew.net/discord Rad Community: facebook.com/groups/radcommunity/
          

Thanksgiving & Family | Behind the Law Podcast – November 25, 2019

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In this episode of the Behind the Law Podcast, Attorney Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr. discusses thanksgiving and family. Remember, family first. Always. Family first means not only the members of an intact family but the members of a split family as well. Treat them the way you want to be treated and make sure your … Continue reading Thanksgiving & Family | Behind the Law Podcast – November 25, 2019
          

Why Some Divorces Are Long | Behind the Law Podcast – November 22, 2019

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In this episode of the Behind the Law Podcast, Attorney Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr. discusses why it’s important not to focus on a timeframe. If you’re in the midst of a divorce, don’t focus necessarily on the time frames but rather focus on the progress being made and the milestones that you’ve reached over the … Continue reading Why Some Divorces Are Long | Behind the Law Podcast – November 22, 2019
          

V8 Radio Podcast: 2019 SEMA Show Recap, Mustang Mach E, Events, Trivia, and More!

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This time on the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke recap the amazingly huge 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Kevin had quite a week, as did the other 180,000 plus atendees who came from all over the world to do business in the Automotive Aftermarket. The conversation then veers to the new Ford Mustang Mach E electric SUV and thoughts on the branding of the car. Finally, Mike and Kevin preview the 2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals and the 2019 Global Auto Salon in Riyadh. Oh yeah, don't forget the trivia!
          

EP. 14: Blowing the Whistle on Alternative Medicine w/Britt Marie Hermes

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In this episode of the Endurance Experience Podcast, a conversation with Britt Marie Hermes. A former Naturopathic Doctor turned PhD candidate. Tony has a conversation with Britt about her storyRead More
          

BS 163 Christof Koch on the Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness

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Christof Koch returns to Brain Science for the 3rd time and in this episode he shares his new book The Feeling of Life Itself: Why Consciousness Is Widespread but Can't Be Computed. He tells us why he doesn't think the Neural Correlates of Consciousness (NCC) are enough to explain subjective experience and he gives us a brief overview of the Integrated Information Theory (IIT) of Consciousness.

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139: Rob Kendall & Steven Vitatoe - #RedForRob

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Fresh Episode of Boss Hog of Liberty - #RedForRob https://bosshog.fireside.fm/154 Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts! Radio Host Rob Kendall and Teacher Steven Vitatoe talk education. #RedForRed happened at the statehouse. 12,000 folks protested testing methods, required community service, and funding methods. Did Rob catch then drinking on their day off? Should the schools have used E-Learning days instead of just closing or denying days off? In honor of Rob Kendall’s unique relationship with educators, we printed some tee shirts! The Boss Hog team is exploiting Rob’s name and image to benefit the New Castle Career Center’s welding program, one of the best trade school programs available in Indiana, led my Steven Vitatoe. https://teechip.com/redforrob Share with your friends to help the podcast grow. Download and subscribe today! Our show is community supported on Patreon. Do your part by chipping into the cause by donating monthly at any level at: www.patreon.com/bosshogofliberty and receive even more BONUS coverage and content.
          

Tomando Un Café 69: Dilema software libre y propietario

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En este episodio hago una reflexión sobre un  comentario que lei en  Telegram , sobre  el rechazo de un software porque no era libre, comento porque yo apoyo el software libre y no rechazo el software propietario.

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Tomando un Café 68: Entrevista David Vaquero

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En este episodio volvemos con un invitado, tengo una charla sobre formación con David Vaquero,@dvaquero en Twitter, formador y desarrollador. Hemos estado hablando, un buen rato, sobre  la ingenieria informática, empresas de formación, requisitos para un formador,homologaciones  y algunas "batallitas" sobre formación que hemos vivido .

 

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Kickstarter update with book release date

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Today I sent the following update to Kickstarter backers.

Hi everyone! I’ve set a release date for the book Indie Microblogging: January 2nd, 2020. I’ll send an email that day to all Kickstarter backers with a link to read the book on the web.

You can preview the draft table of contents here: book.micro.blog

There’s a pre-order link on that page. You don’t need to pre-order the book because you will already have access as a Kickstarter backer, but please share the link on your blog, to followers on social networks, and with friends who might need a reason to dust off their blog or even start writing on the web for the first time.

Thanks for your support and patience as I’ve spent the last couple of years focused on building and improving Micro.blog. There is still a lot of work to do, but I’m excited to spend the next month wrapping up the book reward for Kickstarter backers.

And if you haven’t checked out Micro.blog lately, the community keeps growing and the platform has evolved to be great for full-featured blogs, not just microblogs. Photos, Hugo themes, categories, pages, podcast hosting, publishing from apps across iOS, macOS, Android, the web, and much more.

— Manton

P.S. Indie Microblogging is a book about the web, so I want it to be on the web first. After some time to incorporate fixes and improvements to the text, I’ll follow up with a print version for backers at the higher reward tiers.


          

#84 Our IPA’s Cursed

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Issue 84 of Massive Potions | A Weekly Beer Comic by Ken Weaver

Still scarred from beet frescos in Nicaragua… Actual news: The 16oz. Canvas invited me to be on an episode of their Art of Craft Beer podcast, and that hour-long chat is now live! AJ & I talk shop about Massive[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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EURACTIV Podcast | Moderná diplomacia a Slovensko

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Diplomacia bola v minulosti považovaná za dôstojné umenie vyvolených. Zahraničná politika sa však rovnako, ako iné formy diskurzu, musela prispôsobiť rýchlej a digitálnej dobe, kde môže ktokoľvek a kedykoľvek odvysielať absolútne čokoľvek.
          

Selbstkritik und Weiter so - Kann diese CDU das Land noch führen?

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Berlin: Friedrich Merz, Vizepräsident des Wirtschaftsrates der CDU, und Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Vorsitzende der CDU. (dpa/Wolfgang Kumm)Von ihrem Parteitagsmotto "Deutschlands starke Mitte" scheinen die Christdemokraten weit entfernt. Die Bevölkerung hat Umfragen zufolge das Vertrauen in die unionsgeführte Regierung längst verloren. Die CDU sucht nach einer Strategie und kann die Zweifel an ihrer Vorsitzenden nicht ausräumen.

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The Top 5 Draws in MMA RIGHT NOW!

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Chael reacts to the announcement of Khabib versus Tony Ferguson in April as well as Jorge Masvidal's recent Twitter comments about going to 154. Also, we answer a few fan questions, find out why Mark Hunt is unhappy and why we should get behind Leon Edwards.

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Podcast : “La mort vivante” ressuscite la question de la vie dans l’au-delà

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Château hanté, historien de l’occulte, communication avec les morts… Élise Gruau, pour “LSD, la série documentaire”, explore tous les phénomènes qui laissent penser qu’il y a bien une vie après le trépas.
          

Give Yourself Permission To Be Playful at Christmas – and At Any Time! Gavin Oattes – PP246

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Gavin is a truly motivational speaker. His inspiration for what he does comes from where he started out his career—primary school teaching. He is a firm believer that we as adults can be every bit as inspired by young children as they can by us grown-ups. Gavin transports his audience back to when they were … Continue reading Give Yourself Permission To Be Playful at Christmas – and At Any Time! Gavin Oattes – PP246
          

Tara talks exclusions and crime on Voice of Islam Radio – PP245

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This week, Tara was invited onto Voice of Islam Radio to take part in a programme about the link between exclusions and crime, including knife crime. About Voice of Islam Voice of Islam Radio is a new Digital DAB 24hr radio station which offers news, views, discussion and insight on Islam’s Perspectives on the world … Continue reading Tara talks exclusions and crime on Voice of Islam Radio – PP245
          

The Game Awards 2019 Winners and Announcements Predictions - Beyond Episode 619

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On this episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Tom Marks to discuss their predictions for The Game Awards 2019.

Since the whole cast is out of office this week for the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., the cast lays out their early predictions for The Game Awards winners and announcements, including guesses about those RE3 rumors, hopes of a Batman game finally being shown, and more.


          

Re: Ray Dalio

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The Tony Robbins All Seasons portfolio is endorsed and created by Ray Dalio himself.



Robbins obtained the allocation by sitting down with Dalio for an in-depth interview on investing. They since have become friends and have done many videos and podcasts together where Ray has confirmed as much.



Make no mistake, the Tony Robbins All Seasons portfolio is a Ray Dalio creation 100%.
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Re: December "Bogleheads on Investing" podcast guest will be Sheryl Garrett

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A couple of questions:

1. What changes has she seen in the qualifications, experience and demographics of advisor joining GPN?

2. Does GPN have data on the type of clients coming to GPN members? Are these folks early in their careers or with smaller portfolios compared to the industry average?

3. What changes she would like to see from the regulatory perspective that will help improve the image of the industry?

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‘Shameless Sex’ Movember Instagram Campaign Inspires More Prostate Exploration @bsgpr

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(Los Angeles, CA / November 26, 2019) — ‘Shameless Sex’ hosts Amy Baldwin and April Lampert announce the fruitful completion of their Movember Prostate Awareness contest – inviting listeners to send anonymous photos and share tips on the weekly podcast’s Instagram page. According to Baldwin, the pair’s two-week challenge to promote education and participation around […]

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The Suburbs Are Kicking the Animals Out. Enter the Animal Rescue Squad.

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The Suburbs Are Kicking the Animals Out. Enter the Animal Rescue Squad.ATLANTA -- In a small suburban park on a muggy morning a few months ago, a woman in elbow-length gloves was armed with a net, a loaf of bread and a tall cardboard box, all in hopes of catching an elusive goose.The goose, whose left leg was tightly wound in fishing line, walked with a pronounced hobble; as it swam, the leg dragged listlessly in the water. Yet despite its condition, animal instinct prevailed. The goose simply refused to be caught.Cindy Rooker, the would-be captor, hoped to retrieve the recalcitrant Canada goose, tuck it into the cardboard box she had brought, and drive it to a wildlife rehabilitation center a few hours away in South Carolina, where the bird would receive medical attention.But after several attempts, Rooker knew it was time to call it a day. Birds are easily stressed, and waterfowl have an inconvenient and frustrating knack for flying right into the center of a pond. Also, she didn't bring a kayak this time.A police officer who lives in Canton, Georgia, Rooker, 56, volunteers for the Wildlife Resources and Education Network (WREN). She started working with the organization at the beginning of the summer, and has since completed about 10 transports, crisscrossing the northern half of the state with the likes of orphaned baby opossums and injured hawks in the cab of her Nissan pickup truck.WREN connects people like Rooker -- committed animal lovers in the Southeast with spare time, spare gas money and an empty back seat -- with wildlife rehabbers and veterinary clinics that lack the resources to transport an animal on their own.In other words, Rooker and her fellow transporters are Mother Nature's unpaid Uber drivers.Robert Jones, an animal lover whose other pursuits include military history and small-business consulting, started WREN with Liz Crandall in 2016. The two met at the Southeastern Raptor Center at Auburn University, where Crandall worked and Jones volunteered and, later, interned.They formed WREN as a wildlife educational initiative, but with time, sharpened their focus largely on transportation after seeing the same challenge day after day: More people seemed to be stumbling upon injured wildlife every passing year, but few wanted to transport the animals to rehabbers themselves."It's a really large gap," said Jones, 34, who now lives in Jonesborough, Tennessee, and is the executive director of the Tilted Tavern Animal Sanctuary. Nonprofits like the raptor center don't always have the resources or staff to send someone out to fetch an animal, especially one that's hours away.That's where WREN -- and a handful of similar organizations, like the Connecticut Emergency Animal Response Service -- step in.When I first spoke with Crandall, 46, by phone, she had just finished up "a fawn call" (which, at least in this instance, is not a pun). Crandall, who is the assistant director of the Tilted Tavern Animal Sanctuary, said that she fields roughly a dozen calls a day and manages a handful of transports each week, often across state lines.That number is increasing each year, for reasons both dismal and hopeful: While humans are pushing into wildlife territory more and more, some of them are also becoming more aware of, and attuned to, the wildlife in their backyards."I think people are more conscientious," Crandall said. "They want to help more."WREN uses Slack to communicate to its volunteers and manage logistics, like making sure each transporter has an appropriate container for the animal (typically a cardboard box or a lidded Rubbermaid bin with holes for oxygen).Driving a captured animal requires total silence in the car -- no phone conversations, no podcasts or music -- sometimes for hours on end."It takes a lot for people to commit to something where they'll get a call maybe once a month, or maybe every day," Crandall said. Working with nature has inherent challenges and frustrations. It requires patience and flexibility, not to mention thick skin: Not every case has a happy ending.One of the organizations WREN works with is the Chattahoochee Nature Center, where Kathryn Dudeck works as wildlife director. Dudeck said that the center fields 400 to 500 phone calls a month, and takes in more than 650 animals for rehab each year.Those cases range from natural causes, like nestlings blown out of their nests in a hurricane, to injury explicitly at the hands of humans: an owl with buckshot in its wings, a red-tailed hawk hit by a car. "Needless to say, Mother Nature didn't invent the vehicle or the gun," Dudeck said. "So, we have a moral obligation to assist."David Crawford is the founder of Animal Help Now, a 911-like website and smartphone app that links people to wildlife rehabbers and transporters like WREN. App usage has increased every year since its inception in 2012, he said."As we expand and build new roads and build new suburbs, you have a lot more interaction with animals," he said. Then, he added, there is climate change: more destructive hurricanes will yield more injuries and habitat destruction; prolonged droughts, raging forest fires and searing heat waves will continue to push desperate animals further into human habitats."People are going to be interacting with wildlife a lot more than they are right now," said Crawford. He estimates that by the end of 2019, Animal Help Now will have been used in 40,000 wildlife emergencies across the country.A week after the first attempt, Rooker was back at Laurel Park. This time, there was a scrum of additional helpers, including Crandall, along with two kayaks. There were, however, no geese.Just before the group split off to search nearby ponds for the flock, Darcell Patterson, a sneaker-shod woman, intercepted the volunteers. Patterson, 66, has walked around the park every day for the last four years, she said, and brings dried food pellets with her to "establish rapport" with the resident ducks and geese.She matter-of-factly informed the group that the injured goose is named Gary, and that his leg has been wrapped in that line for a couple of years. Gary, it seems, can survive on his own, and has not yet been ostracized from his avian comrades.Crandall decided to let Gary be for now, knowing he was under Patterson's watchful eye. As long as the bird can still fly, walk and eat, Crandall explained, the stress of relocation isn't justifiable yet."Gary's got friends in high places," Patterson said.While it wasn't the Disney-worthy victory that the volunteers may have had in mind this go-round, it was still a victory by their standards."Sometimes letting wild be wild is the right thing to do," Jones said. "You teach people what situations need our intervention, and what situations don't."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2019 The New York Times Company



          

Tilting Smartphone Stand Scroll Saw Pattern.

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Every once in a while I design a project because I need it. That is how this tilting smartphone stand came to be. 

The pattern has several different sizes for the parts that need to change based on the size of your phone. I also tried to make the slot large enough to hold the phone with a case. You may need to manually adjust these parts if your smartphone does not fit.

I will occasionally use my smartphone to watch video podcasts in the shop while I saw. Sometimes I use one of the music services on the phone or other media. I also keep my smartphone next to my bed as an alarm clock and phone. We have not had a landline in years so I keep the smartphone close. 

Another use is as a stand while doing a facetime call. Does anyone ever face time? I think I have used that feature once in several years.

I wanted the stand to tilt for different viewing angles so I built that feature in. I used a wing nut bolt, washer, and nut for the clamp.

I considered this a utility project so I just used Baltic birch plywood. 

Most of the parts are assembled with slot and tab construction. It is always best to slightly under cat the slots so you can sneak up on a tight fit. You are going to glue all the pieces together so a tight fit is not critical but it looks better.  




Everything from here to the bottom of this post is promotion and support for what I do here on the blog. If you don't like promotion then feel free to move on. If you would like to support what I do, here are a few things that help me out. I have placed the free pattern download button below as a dirty underhanded capitalistic attempt to get you to see my promotion. You can thwart my evil attempt by pressing the page down button three times. I feel better now.

Incredible number: 101 Million 

I just read that there are now 101 million Amazon Prime subscribers in the US. We only have 327 million people so that number is staggering. Why do I care? Because I am an Amazon affiliate seller. It is one of the primary ways I fund this blog. 

If you would like to help support what I do then please use my affiliate link to place your orders. It helps me a lot and your price stays the same. Here are a couple of links that you can use. Any item you buy during that session gets credited to me. I'll say it again. There is no additional cost to you as the buyer if you use my links. Thank you so much for your support.

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Countdown to Christmas:

For many crafters, this is the busiest time of year. Whether you sell your crafts or make them for family and friends. you are likely trying to get projects completed. We are now past Thanksgiving and have less than a month until Christmas. Time seems to speed up this time of year.

I have a few projects on my to-do list that I am trying to find time for. I still plan to do an informational/review video on the WEN 3921 16" entry-level scroll saw. I will do my best to get that completed next week. Several of you have mentioned that so I want to get it done before Christmas.

I need to start working on the USB/DVD catalog update soon. I will have the 2007-2019 update ready to go by the middle of January. Anyone who purchased the USB or DVD in November or December will be able to get the update free via download. I will give out information for that process when it is ready. 

I am trying to keep up with orders for Signature Coins and Personalized Christmas Patterns. So far I have been able to get the orders out quickly. Right now I only have a handful of orders to complete. Thanks to all of you who have placed orders and kept me busy. I am happy to fill any orders you may still want. There is still plenty of time to make the Personalized Christmas ornaments. 


Personalized Christmas Ornament Patterns:

I am still making good progress on ornament patterns. I should be able to get caught up today. If you have orders in the queue, keep your eye on your email inbox.



The price is $1 per name with a 5 name minimum. I keep the price as low as possible
because I want everyone to have a chance to make these ornaments for family and friends.

You only pay after you have received the order and are 
100% satisfied with the patterns. Invoice included with
the pattern email. Pay by credit card(secure Paypal), check, or cash.

The patterns will be emailed to you after they are completed.
Please allow up to a week for delivery. 

You can use last names on the ornaments if you like but remember that the more letters the more
difficult they are to cut. Ten letters and up gets pretty small. If you need to you can enlarge the patterns by 10% to make the interior cuts larger. No special characters are supported. I can get a hyphen in there but it looks odd. It has to connect the two letters so it does not just fall out.

Personalized Pet Christmas Ornaments Ready to Order:


Sorry I have been so slow getting these Personalized Pet Christmas Ornament patterns ready. The order form is now live. The patterns are $2 per name with no minimum. The order form will take up to five names. If you need more than that I just fill out a separate form.

The ornaments include the year but you can cut that part of the pattern off if you prefer them without the year.

When you cut the veining on the ornaments you can add a touch of glue to the back after the vein is cut. This helps add strength back if needed.


$12 per sheet of 12 coins plus $3.50 shipping
Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
The perfect way to sign your work.

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Every Scrollsaw Workshop Pattern from 2007-2018 in DVD


Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has over 2,600 patterns published from 2007 thru 2018.
The DVD is $20 plus shipping. Ships to 60 countries around the world.
If you use the DVD on a Windows PC there is a simple viewer program to browse through the patterns.

The DVD also works fine on a MAC. The viewer program is not MAC compatible but there is an included PDF with all the patterns shown as thumbnails for easy viewing.

Now Available on USB Thumb Drive

Don't have a DVD drive on your new computer. No problem. Buy the catalog on a USB thumb drive.
All the same file but in an easy to use a thumb drive. The USB thumb drive option is $23 plus shipping.


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    ASQ Houston Area Quality Conference

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    Evidence against that no matter the profession from oil & gas to medical and pharmaceutical Quality Matters.  But be sure you retain those oh so important software skills in order to be effective. Tune in as we interview a couple of amazing speakers from the ASQ 'American Society for Quality" Houston Area Regional Quality Conference 2019. Guests #QualityMatters - Houston Area Quality Conf Jennifer Rodriguez | Corporate Quality Systems Manager at QuVa Pharma, Inc LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-rodriguez-27049114/ Erin Urban, LSSBB, CPDC | Certified Career Growth Strategist | Executive Coach | Forbes Coaches Council Member | International Speaker LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinurban http://uppsolutions.net/   (Company Website) http://uppsolutions.net/news-articles/   (Blog) Phone 281.698.7698 LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinurban http://uppsolutions.net/   (Company Website) http://uppsolutions.net/news-articles/   (Blog) Phone 281.698.7698 Find more about #QualityMatters Podcast and Texas Quality Assurance online at: LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter  | Instagram  | YouTube www.qmcast.com | Texas Quality Assurance And find the local Houston Chapter 1405 of the ASQ "American Society for Quality here https://www.asqhouston.org/events/348/
              

    Jeffrey Brown: Saving for Retirement 'Only Half the Puzzle'

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    Our guest on the podcast today is Dr. Jeffrey Brown, the Josef and Margot Lakonishok Professor and the Dean of the University of Illinois Gies College of Business. A key focus of Dean Brown's research is how to create sustainable retirement income, including the role of annuities, Social Security, 401(k)s, pensions and long-term care planning. He's a research affiliate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a faculty affiliate of the Institute on Government and Policy Affairs, and a fellow at the TIAA Institute. He also serves as a trustee for TIAA. In addition, he served on the Social Security Advisory Board under President George W. Bush and was also a senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He has published extensively on the topic of retirement security and public and private insurance markets, and he has received numerous awards for his research as well. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from MIT, and a master's in public policy from Harvard.

    Background

    Jeffrey Brown bio

    Jeffrey Brown C.V. 

    Jeffrey Brown publications and working papers 

     

    Defined Contribution (DC) Plans

    Defined contribution plan definition 

    Defined benefit plan definition 

    A Brief History of the 401(k), Which Changed How Americans Retire,” by Kathleen Elkins, CNBC.com, Jan. 4, 2017.

    The Disappearing Defined Benefit Pension and Its Potential Impact on the Retirement Incomes of Baby Boomers,” by Barbara A. Butrica, Howard M. Iams, Karen E. Smith, and Eric J. Toder, Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 69, No. 3, 2009.

    What Killed Pensions,” by Mary Beth Franklin, Kiplinger, Oct. 6, 2011.

    Public Pensions Are Still Marching to Their Death,” by Jeffrey Dorfman, Forbes.com, Sept. 11, 2014.

    House Passes SECURE Act to Ease 401(k) Compliance, Promote Savings,” by Stephen Miller, SHRM.org, May 23, 2019.

    How the SECURE Act Would Impact Your 401(k),” by Simon Moore, Forbes.com, June 25, 2019.

    Annuities in 401(k)s Won’t Solve the Retirement Crisis. Here’s Why,” by Mary Romano, Barron’s, June 28, 2019.

    What Does It Mean to Annuitize?” by Justin Pritchard, Thebalance.com, Jan. 21, 2019.

    Crash Course Needed: Four Out of Five Americans Fail When Quizzed on How to Make Their Nest Eggs Last,” by The American College for Financial Planning, Dec. 3, 2014.

    401(k) Nudges and Course Corrections,” by Kimberly Blanton, Squared Away blog, Oct. 24, 2017.

    Thank Richard Thaler for Your Retirement Savings,” by Ben Steverman, Bloomberg, Oct. 10, 2017.

    Plan Quality Varies Significantly by Industry,” by John Manganaro, PlanAdviser, March 20, 2017.

    Corporate Profits and 401(k) Plan Performance Go Hand in Hand: T. Rowe Price,” by Michael S. Fischer, ThinkAdvisor, Sept. 17, 2018.

    “The Conundrum of State-Run Retirement Plans,” by Terry Dunne, InvestmentNews, May 8, 2017.

    Reasons to Be Wary of State-Run Retirement Plans,” by Jeffrey Brown, Forbes.com, Feb. 10, 2014.

    Multiple Employer Plan (MEP) definition

    How Hard Should We Push the Poor to Save for Retirement?” by Andrew G. Biggs, The Journal of Retirement, Spring 2019.

    Thrift Savings Plan 
     


    Annuities

    Use Annuities to Protect Yourself from Yourself,” by Jeffrey Brown, Forbes.com, May 22, 2014.

    Income Annuities Provide Retirees Longevity Protection,” by Wade Pfau, Investment News, Sept. 28, 2019.

    Why Don’t People Insure Late-Life Consumption? A Framing Explanation of the Under-Annuitization Puzzle,” by Jeffrey R. Brown, Jeffrey R. Kling, Sendhil Mullainathan, and Marian V. Wrobel, National Bureau of Economic Research, January 2008.

    Variable annuity definition

    Equity-indexed annuity definition

    Deferred payment annuity definition

    The Main Types of Annuities Made Easy,” by Clair Boyte-White, Investopedia, July 27, 2019.

    Annuities and Inflation Risk,” by Robert Bloink and William H. Byrnes, ThinkAdvisor, Sept. 3, 2011.

    Lifetime Income for Women: A Financial Economist’s Perspective,” by David F. Babbel, Wharton Financial Institutions Center Policy Brief, Aug. 12, 2008.

    Jeff Brown Tackles Tough Annuity Questions,” by Michael Finke, ThinkAdvisor, Sept. 29, 2014.

    Annuities and Individual Welfare,” by Thomas Davidoff, Jeffrey Brown, and Peter Diamond, The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, May 2003.

    Behavioral Impediments to Valuing Annuities: Complexity and Choice Bracketing,” by Jeffrey R. Brown, Arie Kapteyn, Erzo F.P. Luttmer, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Anya Samek. National Bureau of Economic Research, Oct. 11, 2019.

    Intertemporal choice definition 
     


    Long-Term Care

    Does Medicare Cover Long-Term Care?” Medicare.com

    "Insuring Long-Term Care in the U.S.," by Jeffrey Brown and Amy Finkelstein, National Bureau of Economic Research, September 2011.

    The Interaction of Public and Private Insurance: Medicaid and the Long-Term Care Insurance Market,” by Jeffrey R. Brown and Amy Finkelstein, National Bureau of Economic Research, October 2004.

    Can Increasing The Long-Term Care Insurance Elimination Period Make Coverage Appealing Again?” by Michael Kitces, Nerd’s Eye View, Jan. 7, 2015.

    Long-Term Care Financing Project

    Hybrid Long-Term Care Policies,” by Wade Pfau, Forbes.com, Jan. 21, 2016.

    “Is the LTC Cost Guarantee of Today's Hybrid Life/LTC or Annuity/LTC Insurance Policies Just a Mirage?” by Michael Kitces, Nerd’s Eye View, Oct. 16, 2013.

    Life-LTC Hybrid Sales Level Off: LIMRA,” by Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor, July 22, 2019. 
     


    Social Security

    Social Security Trustees’ Summary Report, 2019.

    How Would You Fix Social Security?” The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

    How the Latest Report on Social Security’s Solvency Changes Your Retirement Plan,” by Bob Carlson, Forbes.com, May 24, 2019.


              

    David Benjamin, author of Cracking Complexity

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    What are complex problems? How can we tackle complexity? How does engineering serendipity help address complexity? What can we do to translate opportunity into action? Join host Michael Keegan and David Benjamin, author of Cracking Complexity as they explore these questions and more. Listen to the podcast.
              

    Jose Arrieta, Chief Information Officer, US Department of Health and Human Services

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    What is the HHS IT strategy? How is HHS changing the way the department does IT? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Jose Arrieta, Chief Information Officer, US Department of Health and Human Services. Listen to the podcast.
              

    Speak Up For the Ocean Blue Mako Shark #NaPodPoMo 29

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    This week Andrew Lewin from the Speak Up For the Ocean Blue Podcasts brings us some news about Mako Sharks! #NaPodPoMo


              

    University of Wyoming Student Makes a Podcast #NaPodPoMo 26

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    Piper a student at the University of Wyoming made a podcast for a class about outdoor businesses about the Fish Nerds! Enjoy! #NaPodPoMo


              

    117. Craziness from Cavo’s

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    John and Coleman are back and excited to see each other! The episode starts out chaotic because of all of the excitement, we apologize for that. The guys are joined by guest Tommy Awesome to talk about what it’s like being a military vet, as well as the upcoming charity Bike Drive that he and … Continue reading 117. Craziness from Cavo’s
              

    How to Start Your Solo Cleaning Business

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    I recently connected with Whitney Bonds of "Tried & True Mom Jobs" who helps moms venture out into the workforce to help their families. It's an awesome mission. Whitney or Max as she goes by, asked me to write up a concise blog for her on "How to Start Your Own Cleaning Business". She wanted to bring this content and example to her large blog audience of moms to show them the potential of cleaning as a mom job. Let's cover my answers to her questions in this podcast episode as I believe it' [...]
              

    Building My New Cleaning Network I

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    The Solo Cleaning School draws on the lessons I learned in my first solo cleaning company, which I shared in my "Introduction to the Solo Cleaning School" episode. I hope you had a chance to listen and understand my heart for starting this podcast. If you want the short version, here it is. We started Carfagno Cleaning in 2005 in Upstate New York and sold it in 2018 to move back to Philly. During this 14-year run, I gained national recognition as the solo cleaning expert, having optimized a comp [...]
              

    EC 056: Applying Lean Six Sigma to Boulder Hospice Care Thrift Shop Donations

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    In this podcast, I share the audio from an interview I did with Lynn McCullough...
              

    ACWA 3×02 Juan Muro

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    Joining Albie on this episode of A Conversation with Albie is Juan Muro. A Barren Space Bigwig. The creator and executive producer of Thinking Outside The Long Box The Podcast. This conversation was…
              

    ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Introverted lawyer offers tips for office holiday parties

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    Holiday parties can be hard if you’re introverted, and they can be worse if you have social anxiety. But skipping them is not a great idea, says lawyer and author Heidi K. Brown, an associate professor of law and director of legal writing at Brooklyn Law School. In this new episode of the ABA Journal's Asked and Answered podcast, Brown talks to Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward about how to navigate the office holiday party and still appear to be having fun and how to come out of your shell when you'd rather be alone.

    Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.


              

    Episode 178 - Bob Fitzgerald, Golden State Warriors

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    Episode 178 with Golden State Warriors TV broadcaster Bob Fitzgerald.  He discusses:

    -His Dad being an electrician at Comiskey Park

    -Getting an accounting degree from Notre Dame

    -Being on the mic as a student during Notre Dame's 1988 National Championship Football game

    -Working at Price Waterhouse

    -Working in marketing for the San Jose Sharks before their first season

    -Getting the Warriors PXP job in 1997 replacing Greg Papa

    -Being the voice for Sega Sports & NBA 2K

    Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends.


              

    Episode 177 - Ted Davis, Milwaukee Bucks

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    Episode 177 with Milwaukee Bucks radio broadcaster Ted Davis.  He discusses:

    -Growing up in Lubbock, TX

    -Wandering courtside at a Texas Tech basketball game and sitting next to the broadcaster 

    -Broadcasting the NCAA Tournament and Women's Final Four games

    -Playing a pick up basketball game against Karl Malone

    Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends.


              

    Husky Nation News: Episode 43

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    This podcast is a digital archive of the WHUS News Team broadcast which airs on 91.7 FM once a week. This episode aired on November 22, 2019. For the news, we covered university events acknowledging the long-lasting relationship between Native Americans and what is now UConn’s campus, the election of two UConn students to their […]
              

    Nancy Grace to join Fox Nation streaming service: AP

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    Former CNN host Nancy Grace is moving to Fox Nation, the streaming service for Fox News, The Associated Press reports.The Fox Nation broadcast will show her recording her podcast and SiriusXM radio show, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace."...
              

    Podcast 514: I’m Smart

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    Announcing Ventchat Meetup 2020…come listen to find out! Let’s learn an Irish accent (no we are not going to Ireland…yet). Oh also, some more Shut up, BIOTCHes came in. Robbap reviews Knives Out, and he reminds us that he’s smart (we love you Rob). How was THANKSgiving? Plaid. Perineum Sunning. LeBron has a blast. Black […]
              

    How to D clutter when you’re feeling overwhelmed

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    Cut the clutter or buy a bigger home

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    If you’re anything like me buying a bigger home because you have too much stuff isn’t a good reason to buy a new home. In this episode I’ll give you a strategy you can use to cut the clutter right away --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theocdstrategy/support
              

    How to Dismantle your decluttering excuses

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    In this episode I share tips on how you can stop procrastinating and creating excuses for why you cannot declutter your spaces so that you can create the time and space for what’s important --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theocdstrategy/support
              

    Creating room for what you need in your life right now

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    Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 29 November 2019

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    Some of the genealogy news and education items across my monitor the last three days include:


    2)  New or Updated Record Collections:



    3)  Genealogy Education - Webinars (times are US Pacific):

     GeneaWebinars Calendar

    *  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 3 December, 5 p.m.:   Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest, by Paul Milner

    *  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 4 December, 11 a.m.:  Which Spot Does X Mark, Anyway? X-DNA Testing in Action, by Debra Renard

    *  Archived Family Tree Webinar: 25 Uncommon Sources for Your Genealogy, by Gena Philibert-Ortega

    *  Archived Family Tree Webinar:   Lineage and Lingerers: Why Our Ancestors Stayed Put, by Janet Few

    *  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  I Received DNA Matches, Now What?, by Daniel Horowitz

    *  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Tracking Your People Down: Family Reconstruction in Community Studies, by Kirsty Gray

    *  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Quaker Migration after the Revolutionary War, by Craig Scott

    *  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Quaker Migration in North America Prior to the American Revolution, by Craig Scott

    4)  Genealogy Education - Podcasts:

    *  Fisher's Top Tips:  #132r - Free Masons

    *  Ancestral Findings:  Meningioma and DNA Heredity | AF-297

    5)  Genealogy Videos (YouTube):








    6)  Genealogy Bargains:




    7)  DNA Stories:




    8)  Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 26 November 2019?

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    Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 26 November 2019

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    Some of the genealogy news and education items across my monitor the last four days include:



    2)  New or Updated Record Collections:




    3)  Genealogy Education - Webinars (times are US Pacific):

     GeneaWebinars Calendar


    *  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 26 November, 5 p.m.:  Buried Treasures: What's in the English Parish Chest, by Paul Milner

    *  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  I Received DNA Matches, Now What? by Daniel Horowitz

    4)  Genealogy Education - Podcasts:

    *  Family Tree Magazine:  Picture-Perfect Photo Books: Episode 131



    *  Fisher's Top Tips:  #131r - Slave Research


    5)  Genealogy Videos (YouTube):


    *  DNA Family Trees:  Black Friday DNA Kits Compared





    6)  Genealogy Bargains:





    7)  DNA Stories:



    8)  Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 22 November 2019?

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    PURPLE EPISODE 3: Let’s Not Discount Reality

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    As part of a month-long campaign called the Purple Project for Democracy, OTM is using its podcast feed for a series of conversations about an alarming loss of trust, faith and devotion by Americans for American democracy  and what to do about it. Bob himself is one of the Purple Project organizers. We recommend that you listen to this four-part mini-series in order. In this third episode he explores some of the causes for disaffection.

    One of the reasons so many Americans have lost trust and faith is democratic institutions is simple misunderstanding about how the system is designed to work.  Another, however, is familiarity with how the system does work which isn’t exactly of, by and for the People. Anand Giridharadas is author of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. He says the founders also didn’t plan on politicians constantly trash-talking government itself and that a decline in trust in government is the result of a concerted, private sector propaganda war waged over the last four decades.

    Music:

    Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix


              

    GloucesterCast 368 Chris McCarthy, Pat & Jimmy Dalpiaz, Ralph Digiorgio, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/1/19

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    GloucesterCast 368 Chris McCarthy, Pat &amp; Jimmy Dalpiaz, Ralph Digiorgio, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/1/19 When you subscribe you need to verify your email address so they know we’re not sending you spam and that you want to receive the podcast or GMG in your email.  So once you subscribe check your email … Continue reading GloucesterCast 368 Chris McCarthy, Pat & Jimmy Dalpiaz, Ralph Digiorgio, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/1/19
              

    Special Thanks To Mom’s Kitchen For Providing Our Podcast Guests With Great Treats For Breakfast

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    Follow them on Facebook here- https://www.facebook.com/JustLikeMomMade0/ Commercial St, Gloucester, MA 01930 Phone: (978) 282-4444
              

    Algunos de los podcasts chilenos más escuchados se juntarán a hablar sobre el estallido social

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    Encuentro de podcasts chilenos reúne a algunos de los programas más escuchados.

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    Creative Resistance 5: Success & Failure

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    Creative Resistance is a special edition podcast mini-series in affiliation with the Center for Artistic Activism and is hosted by Research Fellow, Sarah J Halford. EPISODE 5 — SUCCESS & FAILURE Creative Resistance is a special edition podcast mini-series in affiliation with the Center for Artistic Activism and is hosted by Research Fellow, Sarah J […]
              

    Creative Resistance 4: Context

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    Creative Resistance is a special edition podcast mini-series in affiliation with the Center for Artistic Activism and is hosted by Research Fellow, Sarah J Halford. EPISODE 4 — CONTEXT In this episode, we heard from art activists: Ron Goldberg, Elliot Crown, Avram Finkelstein From Avram (on the context of the early days of the HIV/AIDS […]
              

    Creative Resistance 3: Tactics & Strategies

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    Creative Resistance is a special edition podcast mini-series in affiliation with the Center for Artistic Activism and is hosted by Research Fellow, Sarah J Halford. Tactics & Strategies In this episode, we hear from art activists Ron Goldberg, Joey Juschka, Diana Arce, André Leipold (Center for Political Beauty). From Ron: “You have to get into […]
              

    Creative Resistance 2: Audience

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    Creative Resistance is a special edition podcast mini-series in affiliation with the Center for Artistic Activism and is hosted by Research Fellow, Sarah J Halford. Episode 2: Audience! In this episode, we heard from art activists Avram Finkelstein, Mark Read and Rachel Brown of The Illuminator, Diana Arce, and Beatrice Glow. From Avram: “First of […]
              

    Creative Resistance 1: What is Artistic Activism?

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    Creative Resistance is a special edition podcast mini-series in affiliation with the Center for Artistic Activism and is hosted by Research Fellow, Sarah J Halford. In this episode, we meet Diana Arce, who is an artist, researcher, and activist based in Berlin. Diana’s also the creator of Politaoke, a karaoke-style participatory performance in which audience […]
              

    Coming soon: Creative Resistance Mini-Series!

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    Enjoy C4AA’s podcasts? Donate now! Pat and the Steve’s have been doing C4AA work around the world, so we haven’t seen new Pop Culture Salvage Expeditions episodes in some months. However, we have good news. C4AA Research Fellow Sarah J. Halford has delivered Creative Resistance – a podcast mini-series on the basics of artistic activism, […]
              

    Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 186: ZomCom Phenomenon — Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) and Little Monsters (2019) and The Dead Don’t Die (2019) and One Cut of the Dead (2019)

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    Welcome to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… Episode 186 is a monster-sized ZOMbie COMedy PHENOMENON episode, where your horror hosts—Wolfman Josh, Dr. Shock, and Gillman Joel—set the table with a massive, Thanksgiving-sized themed discussion, covering … Continue reading
              

    YTD 192 - El Hombre en el Castillo - Cosas que me pasan - Funciona la UCA_Series

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    Te cuento mi impresión sobre la serie de Amazon Prime Video, El Hombre en el Castillo (The man in the high castle), también como va mi vida actualmente y ¡qué he conseguido que funcione el interfaz de Audio Behringer UCA!


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    PODCAST: What’s next for The City?

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    Tabitha Mueller and Bob Conrad sit down with Anjeanette Damon from The City podcast to discuss the origin of season two -- and what's next now that the season is complete. [More.]
              

    Sportsound Podcast: 01 Dec 19

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    Celtic win their 10th game in a row beating Ross County in Dingwall to remain top of the Scottish Premiership - with post-match analysis from Charlie Christie and Billy Dodds.
              

    Sportsound Podcast: 30 Nov 19

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    All the news and interviews after Saturday's SPFL football action.
              

    Sportsound Podcast: 29 Nov 19

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    We look back on last night's positive Europa League results for Rangers and Celtic plus we preview the weekend football action with Stephen Craigan & Maurice Ross. Sportsound is on every night of the week at 6:30pm on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW & online bbc.co.uk/sportscotland
              

    Sportsound Podcast: 28 Nov 19

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    Full-time reactions to Feyenoord 2-2 Rangers and Celtic 3-1 Rennes in the Europa League with James McFadden, Michael Stewart and Tom English.
              

    Sportsound Podcast: 27 Nov 19

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    Steven Naismith and Kenny Miller talk Europa League, Hearts and Scotland.
              

    Sportsound Podcast : 26 Nov 19. Reaction to Hibs win at St Mirren.

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    Steven Thompson & the former St Mirren & Hibs manager Alan Stubbs discuss Hibs 2-1 win away to St Mirren, with the Easter Road side remaining in 6th spot in the Premiership.
              

    Ruth's Christmas

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    With just a couple of days until December, this podcast represents the launch of our Christmas 2019 season here on The English Programme. Enjoy!
              

    A Christmas Pudding

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    With just a couple of days until December, this podcast represents the launch of our Christmas 2019 season here on The English Programme. Enjoy!
              

    Christmas In The Woods

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    With just a couple of days until December, this podcast represents the launch of our Christmas 2019 season here on The English Programme. Enjoy!
              

    It’s the Little Things #68

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    Happy Friday!  Here are my favorites from the week with you – it might be a quote, a print, what I’m reading, a favorite podcast, a playlist, a recipe, a...
              

    Kent Mattox and Eddie Lawrence – Podcast for State of AL

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    The post Kent Mattox and Eddie Lawrence – Podcast for State of AL appeared first on Grace House.


              

    The Freeker’s Ball Podcast Blog – 2019-11-29 – #Walmart #SamanthaFish #Recession #RoboticDog #Thanksgiving

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    Some Of The Stuff We Talked About: ° 104-Year-Old Wisconsin Woman Bags Buck ° Remember These Northline Mall Stores From Houston's Past? ° SEASON'S BEATINGS: Women In Hijabs Fight Over Vacuum; Frenzy Over Walmart Towels ° Girl Scouts: Don't Ask Your Daughters To Hug Relatives, Could Send 'The Wrong Idea About Consent' ° Holiday Contest - Viewsonic ° Tunespeak / Samantha Fish ° Oklahoma Officer Given A Starbucks Order With The Word ‘PIG’ Written On The Label ° 5 More Signs That The Global Economy Is Heading Toward A Recession ° Robotic ‘Dog’ Joins Ranks Of Massachusetts State Police ° France Becomes The First Country to Ban All Five Pesticides Linked to Bee Deaths ° Violation Of Airspace That Prompted White House Lockdown Was False Alarm ° DMT Puts Your Brain in a “Waking Dream” State ° Farm Bureau Survey Says It Costs $62 To Feed A Family Of 10 For Thanksgiving. We Tested It ° Russian Dairy Farm Fits Animals With Headsets To 'Improve Their Wellbeing' And Improve Production ° Private Internet Access (PIA) to Be Acquired by Kape ° Ubuntu 19.10: It’S Fast, Like “Make Old Hardware Feel New” Fast ° Dell Bets Big On Ubuntu Linux Laptops For Developers
              

    G7 Podcast: Szennyezési jogok és a kamionozás szeretete

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    A Magyarország legszennyezőbb erőműve körüli kavarás és egy 24 órás kamionozásról írt riport a G7 podcast eheti témája.
              

    G7 Podcast: Mi Mészáros Lőrinc létezésének a valódi üzenete?

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    Nehezen bírkózik meg az ország azzal a helyzettel, hogy az ország leghatalmasabb üzletembere egy olyan népmesei figura, aki ránézésre is alkalmatlan egy cégcsoport vezetésére. Rényi Pál Dániel, Bódis András és Jandó Zoltán a G7 Podcastban!
              

    031 Clown Motel

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    Is the Clown Motel Haunted? In Ghostly's thirty-first episode, Pat and Rebecca explore the Clown Motel in Tonopah, NV. This motel is full of clowns in all shapes and sizes, and is also located right next to a cemetery. Many claim they have seen and heard paranormal activity while spending the night. Is it haunted?

    The post 031 Clown Motel appeared first on Ghostly Podcast.


              

    Read Optional podcast: Apple Cup preview with Will Dissly

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    The former UW and current Seahawks tight end shares some of his favorite Apple Cup memories ahead of Friday's rivalry game at Husky Stadium.
              

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    Episode 508: Holiday Buying Guide

    James and John discuss eBay finds: Power Mac banner, cutaway Mac poster, and a lot of Mac cases. They share holiday gift ideas, and news includes a Steve Jobs-signed diskette and Jony Ive's legacy of design.Direct download of this episode: Episode 508Subscribe to the RetroMacCast in iTunesRetroMacCast on FlickrRetroMacCast iOS App: iTunesFacebookSee More

              

    NRJ HOT 30 от 23 Ноября 2019

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    Ставьте 5* и оставляйте ваши комментарии в приложении Podcasts (подкасты) в Itunes! Спасибо, за поддержку! -------------------- ХИТ ПАРАД NRJ HOT 30 КАЖДУЮ СУББОТУ с 12:00 - 13:00 (МСК) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 30 SENCAN, Ilkay & DYNORO - Rockstar 29 SLIDER & MAGNIT - Morze 28 RASSTER - Sad 27 C-BOOL & SKYTECH & PHAM, Giang - La La Love 26 LITTLE BIG - Go Bananas 25 LIPA, Dua - Don't Start Now 24 ROMPASSO - Paradise 23 FERRARI, Mari & M.Z.I & S-ELM & VIANNE - Drop Dead 22 MALONE, Post - Circles 21 JAOVA - So Far Away 20 RUDENKO, Leonid & ARITMIYA - Rain & Sun 19 TIESTO & MABEL - God Is A Dancer 18 ARIA - Bleu Chanel (NA-NO rmx) 17 C-BOOL - Catch You 16 YOUNG T & BUGSY - Strike Me A Pose 15 DURMUS, Serhat & ZERRIN - Hislerim 14 ROMPASSO - Kamikaze 13 DRENCHILL & INDIIANA - Never Never 12 MERDY - Speaker 11 MADISON MARS & LITTLE LEAGUE - New Vibe Who Dis 10 MENDES, Shawn & CABELLO, Camila – Senorita 9 BLACK EYED PEAS, The & J BALVIN - Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life) 8 MEDUZA & HILL, Becky & GOODBOYS - Lose Control 7 DJ REGARD - Ride It 6 LETOUBLON, Pascal - Friendships 5 MOHOMBI - Hello 4 SAINT JOHN - Roses (Imanbek rmx) 3 AUDIOSOULZ - Dancefloor 2 FILV & EDMOFO - Clandestina 1 TONES AND I - Dance Monkey
              

    NRJ HOT 30 от 16 Ноября 2019

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    Ставьте 5* и оставляйте ваши комментарии в приложении Podcasts (подкасты) в Itunes! Спасибо, за поддержку! -------------------- ХИТ ПАРАД NRJ HOT 30 КАЖДУЮ СУББОТУ с 12:00 - 13:00 (МСК) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 30 DADDY YANKEE & SNOW & PERRY, Katy - Con Calma 29 ROMPASSO - Paradise 28 SLIDER & MAGNIT - Morze 27 MALONE, Post - Circles 26 KUSH KUSH - I'm Blue 25 C-BOOL & SKYTECH & PHAM, Giang - La La Love 24 SHEERAN, Ed & CABELLO, Camila & CARDI B - South of the Border (Cheat Codes rmx) 23 JAOVA - So Far Away 22 BLACK EYED PEAS, The & J BALVIN - Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life) 21 ROMPASSO - Kamikaze 20 DRENCHILL & INDIIANA - Never Never 19 GAMPER & DADONI & ROBERTS, Emily - Bittersweet Symphony 18 ARIA - Bleu Chanel (NA-NO rmx) 17 C-BOOL - Catch You 16 KOMODO - I Just Died In Your Arms 15 YOUNG T & BUGSY - Strike Me A Pose 14 SENCAN, Ilkay & DYNORO - Rockstar 13 MADISON MARS & LITTLE LEAGUE - New Vibe Who Dis 12 DURMUS, Serhat & ZERRIN - Hislerim 11 MERDY - Speaker 10 TIESTO & MABEL - God Is A Dancer 9 MOHOMBI - Hello 8 MENDES, Shawn & CABELLO, Camila – Senorita 7 MEDUZA & HILL, Becky & GOODBOYS - Lose Control 6 DJ REGARD - Ride It 5 LETOUBLON, Pascal - Friendships 4 SAINT JOHN - Roses (Imanbek rmx) 3 AUDIOSOULZ - Dancefloor 2 FILV & EDMOFO - Clandestina 1 TONES AND I - Dance Monkey
              

    NRJ HOT 30 от 8 Ноября 2019

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    Ставьте 5* и оставляйте ваши комментарии в приложении Podcasts (подкасты) в Itunes! Спасибо, за поддержку! -------------------- 30 DADDY YANKEE & SNOW & PERRY, Katy - Con Calma 29 SLIDER & MAGNIT - Morze 28 ARIA - Bleu Chanel (NA-NO rmx) 27 KUSH KUSH - I'm Blue 26 SHEERAN, Ed & CABELLO, Camila & CARDI B - South of the Border (Cheat Codes rmx) 25 ROMPASSO - Kamikaze 24 MAHMOOD & EBRATT, Lalo - Barrio 23 BLACK EYED PEAS, The & J BALVIN - Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life) 22 ROMPASSO - Paradise 21 YOUNG T & BUGSY - Strike Me A Pose 20 DRENCHILL & INDIIANA - Never Never 19 MEDUZA & HILL, Becky & GOODBOYS - Lose Control 18 C-BOOL & SKYTECH & PHAM, Giang - La La Love 17 C-BOOL - Catch You 16 KOMODO - I Just Died In Your Arms 15 GAMPER & DADONI & ROBERTS, Emily - Bittersweet Symphony 14 DURMUS, Serhat & ZERRIN - Hislerim 13 SENCAN, Ilkay & DYNORO - Rockstar 12 MADISON MARS & LITTLE LEAGUE - New Vibe Who Dis 11 MERDY - Speaker 10 TIESTO & MABEL - God Is A Dancer 9 MOHOMBI - Hello 8 MENDES, Shawn & CABELLO, Camila – Senorita 7 AUDIOIKO - Disfruto 6 DJ REGARD - Ride It 5 AUDIOSOULZ - Dancefloor 4 FILV & EDMOFO - Clandestina 3 SAINT JOHN - Roses (Imanbek rmx) 2 LETOUBLON, Pascal - Friendships 1 TONES AND I - Dance Monkey
              

    NRJ HOT 30 от 1 ноября 2019

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    The Horror Show Podcast #280: “Phantasm” Movie Commentary

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    Cecil, Fuego & Robert Duell sit down to do a commentary for the horror classic, “Phantasm”!
              

    The Horror Show Podcast #279: “Southbound” Movie Commentary

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    Cecil, Susie & Fuego do a commentary for the horror anthology, “Southbound”!
              

    297: Wer schreibt der bleibt

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    Willkommen zu Unternehmerwissen in 15 Minuten.
    Mein Name ist Rayk Hahne, Profisportler und Unternehmensberater.
    Jede Woche bekommst Du eine sofort anwendbare Trainingseinheit, damit Du als Unternehmer noch besser wirst.
    Danke, dass Du Die Zeit mit mir verbringst. Lass uns mit dem Training beginnen. 

    Wenn Dir die Folge gefällt teile Sie mit Deinen Freunden unter dem Link raykhahne.de/297.
    In der heutigen Folge geht es um: wer schreibt der bleibt.

    Welche 3 wichtigen Punkte kannst Du Dir aus dem heutigen Training mitnehmen?

    1. Warum Zettel und Stift etwas bringen.
    2. Wieso Du Dein Notizbuch wegwerfen kannst.
    3. Was Du Dir wirklich festhalten solltest.

    Lass mich wissen wie Du die Folge fandest, teile sie gern mit Deinen Freunden, der Link ist raykhahne.de/297 oder verlinke mich @raykhahne. Verrate mir wie Du über das Thema denkst und wenn Du mehr darüber erfahren möchtest, sag mir Bescheid, denn ich bin hier, um Dich maximal zu unterstützen.

    Bevor wir gleich mit der Folge starten, habe ich noch eine Empfehlung für Dich.

    Diesmal in eigener Sache. Wir planen aktuell etwas sehr großes. Wir haben das Ziel das 1 Mio. Unternehmer ihren perfekten Unternehmertag leben können. Jeder Tag soll sich großartig anfühlen. Genügend Zeit für Dich, Deine Familie und Deine Hobbys. Keine offenen Todo-Listen und das Gefühl erdrückt zu werden. Das klingt großartig oder? Wenn Du Dich der Bewegung anschließen willst, dann gehe auf www.unternehmerfreiheit.online sichere Dir Deinen Platz in der ersten Reihe wenn es losgeht. Das was Dich dort erwartet wird Dein Unternehmerleben grundlegend verändern. www.unternehmerfreiheit.online

    • Hallo und schön das Du wieder dabei bist
    • wie hältst du dir Informationen fest?
    • was ist diene Art, Informationen von Meetings usw richtig abzuspeichern?
    • bist du der Zuhörer, Zeichner, Aufschreiber, Kritzelst du am Rand?
    • vor allem ältere Unternehmer trauen sich nicht in die digitale Welt, weil sie denken dass sie ihr Notizbuch und ihren physischen Kalender brauchen
    • werde dir im Klaren darüber, was du überhaupt noch festhalten musst und was die Themen sind die du braucht
    • was machst du mit diesen ganzen Aufzeichnungen?
    • ich habe da mal in die Community gefragt
    • sehr viele haben gesagt, dass sie permanent mitschreiben
    • das ist aus meiner Sicht absolut sinnvoll
    • da das Hören in einem Vortrag nur einen Sinn anspricht ist der Effekt besser, wenn du einen zweiten Sinn mit ansprichst
    • dadurch hat die Information eine Mehrfachwirkung, am besten wenn man sich gezielt Notizen macht
    • kennst du auch die Leute, die in einem Seminar 10 bis 20 Seiten vollschreiben?
    • da stelle ich mir immer die Frage, was sie mit all diesen Informationen machen
    • wie verwertest du das Geschriebene wieder?
    • ich schreibe mittlerweile ausschließlich digital mit
    • ein Zettel muss gesucht werden und wenn du unterwegs bist kannst du nicht auf diese Information zugreifen
    • deshalb mache ich das nur auf dem Telefon
    • einige Unternehmer haben das erkannt und die Transkription als Zwischenschritt eingeführt
    • das was mitgeschrieben wurde wird dann digitalisiert
    • das benötigt super viel Zeit und ist doppelter Aufwand
    • deshalb ist es wichtig, dass man sich für eine Variante entscheidet
    • also entweder digital oder physisch
    • wenn wir neue Dinge lernen und im Gehirn verknüpfen müssen brauchen wir jede mögliche Unterstützung 
    • deine Notizen sind praktisch Wegmarken um später den Weg wieder zu finden
    • wichtig ist, dass du dir klar machst, was für dich am besten funktioniert
    • wie schaffst du es, die Informationen schnell in guter Qualität abzuspeichern 
    • für mich hat es keinen Unterschied gemacht, ob ich etwas tippe oder mit dem Stift schreibe
    • wenn ich dazu Skizzen oder sowas machen muss mache ich das auf dem iPad, dann kann ich das später weiter entwickeln
    • so ist der Prozess so effizient wie möglich
    • was muss ich wirklich festhalten?
    • was braucht dein Gehirn um eine Information nachhaltig abzulegen?
    • für mich ist es so, dass immer nur die Essenz wichtig ist, was ist die Schlüssel-Aktivität oder der Schlüsselsatz
    • bei mir sind es 5 bis 10 Stichpunkte je Vortrag wenn ich auf einer Konferenz mit mehreren Sprechern bin
    • 4-5 sind Aktionen, so dass ich weiß, was ich als nächstes machen muss
    • das machen die meisten auch so und können daraus eine Ableitung für die nächsten Aktionen treffen
    • du leitest eine sofortige Aktion ab, die auf die Information folgt
    • da ich selbst auch manchmal auf der Bühne stehe lerne ich da doppelt, da ich mir parallel auch den Sprecher anschaue und von ihm ggf lernen kann
    • wichtig ist, dass du dir immer die Essenz festhältst, die du direkt umsetzen kannst
    • das ist nachhaltiger und durch die Aktion kommst du in die Umsetzung
    • was machst du dann, wenn das Notizbuch voll ist?
    • beim Umzug habe ich viele Notizen gefunden und festgestellt, dass diese auch umgesetzt sind
    • außerdem sind Dinge, die ich mal aufgeschrieben habe bereits Realität geworden
    • ich habe mein Unterbewusstsein damit darauf angesetzt, auf den Weg gebracht und es hat einiges sogar viel früher umgesetzt
    • deshalb nimm dein Notizbuch, blättere es durch und dann schmeiß es weg
    • stelle sicher, dass die Information die du mitschreibst immer zu dem Zeitpunkt relevant ist zu dem du dich damit beschäftigst

    -> Diesen Punkte möchte ich besonders verdeutlichen!

    In der digitalen Welt können Zettel und Stift ein tolles haptisches Erlebnis bieten, was den Speicherungsprozess von Informationen in Deinem Gehirn verbessert. Dieses Gefühl können ein iPad oder ähnliche Geräte ersetzen bzw ergänzen. Mache das, was für Dich am besten funktioniert, jedoch achte darauf das Du nur Stichpunkte festhältst und vor allem niemals von der analogen auf die digitale Welt überträgst. Dann schreibe gleich digital!

    Weiter im Text:

    • viele von euch sind auch dazu übergegangen, nichts mehr mitzuschreiben
    • es gibt dazu auch Merktechniken
    • wenn du dir zum Beispiel zu jedem speaker 3 Stichpunkte merkst gehst du anders mit deinem Informationsfilter um
    • wichtig ist, dass du diese Information später auch wieder abrufen kannst
    • das Gehirn unterstützt dich dabei und verankert diese Stichpunkte so, dass sie nicht mehr raus können
    • überprüfe für dich mal, ob es einen Unterschied macht wenn du digital oder physisch mitschreibst
    • Zusammenfassung der 3 wichtigsten Dinge:
    • 1. Schreibe nur das mit was Du wirklich brauchst
    • 2. Probiere aus.
    • 3. Trenne Dich von alten Informationen.
    • die Shownotes zu dieser Folge findest Du unter raykhahne.de/297
    • alle Links habe ich Dir dort aufbereitet und Du kannst die Inhalte der Folge noch einmal nachlesen
    • Wenn Du als Unternehmer endlich weniger Arbeiten möchtest, dann gehe auf unternehmerfreiheit.online , einen ausgewählten Kreis werde ich bald zeigen, wie es möglich ist, mit mehreren Unternehmen gleichzeitig weniger als 30 Stunden die Woche zu arbeiten. unternehmerfreiheit.online

    3 Sachen zum Ende

    1. Abonniere den Podcast unter raykhahne.de/podcast
    2. Wenn Du noch mehr erfahren möchtest besuche mich auf Facebook und Instagram
    3. Bitte bewerte meinen Podcast bei iTunes

    Danke, dass Du die Zeit mit mir verbracht hast.

    Das Training ist vorbei, jetzt liegt es an Dir. Viel Spaß mit der Umsetzung.


              

    296: Auf den Punkt kommen mit Dr. Engelbert Wimmer

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    Willkommen zu Unternehmerwissen in 15 Minuten.
    Das ist Folge
    296 mit dem Unternehmer Dr. Engelbert Wimmer.
    Mein Name ist Rayk Hahne, Profisportler und Unternehmensberater.
    Jede Woche bekommst Du eine sofort anwendbare Trainingseinheit, damit Du als Unternehmer noch besser wirst.
    Danke, dass Du Die Zeit mit mir verbringst. Lass uns mit dem Training beginnen. 

    Wenn Dir die Folge gefällt teile Sie mit Deinen Freunden unter dem Link raykhahne.de/296.
    In der heutigen Folge geht es darum, auf den Punkt zu kommen.

    Welche 3 wichtigen Punkte kannst Du Dir aus dem heutigen Training mitnehmen?

    1. Was es bedeutet die Hälfte des Teams zu verlieren.
    2. Warum Du Dein Umfeld bestimmen musst.
    3. Wieso Du in die Diamantenmine gehen solltest

    Lass mich wissen wie Du die Folge fandest, teile sie gern mit Deinen Freunden, der Link ist raykhahne.de/296 oder verlinke mich @raykhahne. Verrate mir wie Du über das Thema denkst und wenn Du mehr darüber erfahren möchtest, sag mir Bescheid, denn ich bin hier, um Dich maximal zu unterstützen.

    Bevor wir gleich mit der Folge starten, habe ich noch eine Empfehlung für Dich.

    Der Partner dieser Folge ist die e&Co AG. e&Co ist eine Unternehmensberatung die größeren Unternehmen und Unternehmern dabei hilft analoge Prozesse in die digitale Welt zu überführen. Vor allem wenn es um Produktionsprozesse und Workflows mit hohem Komplexitätsgrad geht, braucht man Profis die in diesem Umfeld Erfahrung haben. Engelbert Wimmer hat mehr als 20 Jahre Erfahrung in der Beratung von Automobilgiganten und nutzt dieses Wissen nun um den Mittelstand voran zu bringen. Auch Start Ups profitieren von seinem Know How. Wenn Du mehr darüber erfahren möchtest, welche Chancen Prozessverbesserungen für Dich bieten, oder Du merkst, dass Du einfach mal einen externen Blick auf Deine Abläufe brauchst, dann gehe auf www.eandco.com . E-A-N-D-C-O.com

    Rayk:
    Willkommen Engelbert Wimmer.
    Bist Du ready für die heutige Trainingseinheit?

    Gast:
    Na klar, entspanntes Wochenende und fit wie ein Turnschuh

    Rayk:
    Lass uns gleich starten!
    - Was sind die drei wichtigsten Dinge die unsere Zuhörer über Dich wissen sollten?

    Gast:
    - 1. Ich bin Unternehmer und Unternehmensberater
    - 2. Ich bin Autor und habe grad eine Buch „THE IN-CAR-NATION CODE“ heraus gebracht
    - 3. Ich beschäftige mich sehr viel mit Lesen und Schreiben

    Rayk:
    Was ist Deine spezielle Expertise? Was gibst Du den Menschen weiter?

    Gast:
    Ich habe als Motto „Mobilität nachhaltig transformieren“ und das mache ich für große und kleine Kunden in der Unternehmensberatung für die Autoindustrie.  

    Rayk:
    Was war beruflich Deine Weltmeisterschaft? Was war Deine größte Herausforderung und wie hast Du diese überwunden?

    Gast:
    Ich bin ja, auf neudeutsch, serial Entrepreneur und habe schon mehrfach Unternehmen gegründet. Während des Studium habe ich ein Unternehmen in der Logistik aufgebaut, das ich wieder liquidieren musste. Vor etwa 5 Jahren mussten wir mit der Hälfte der Mannschaft neue starten. Wir mussten quasi über Nacht einen Split machen und neu starten. Im Nachhinein war das eine große Fügung, da wir das was wir jetzt haben nicht hätten machen können ohne den Neustart.

    Rayk:
    Was meinst du, wenn du als dein Werkzeug „auf den Punkt kommen“ bezeichnest?

    Gast:
    Auf den Punkt bringen heißt, etwas zu ende denken, aufzuschreiben und Ordnung darin zu schaffen. Seine Geschichte herunter schreiben, und worum es im Kern geht.

    Rayk:
    Kannst du uns da  einen ersten Schritt an die Hand geben?

    Gast:
    Ein Punkt ist, sich mal hinzusetzen und über den Purpose meiner Organisation nachzudenken. Bei uns, E&Co geht es darum Mobilität nachhaltig zu transformieren. Diesen Purpose, das Why in die Mitte stellen, schriftlich zu machen und mit dem näheren Umfeld zu diskutieren. Es als schriftliche Basis zu zeigen macht einen großen Unterschied. 

    Rayk:
    Was ist der nächste logische Schritt um das wirklich zu leben?

    Gast:
    Denke über die Engpässe nach, auf die du dich fokussieren möchtest. Bei uns zum Beispiel sind es die Probleme mit der Umsetzung von Konzepten. Es ist wenig Kapital für die Umsetzung der Projekte die in der Forschung und Entwicklung erschaffen werden. Das was an Innovation da ist kann nicht umgesetzt werden, das ist der Engpass. Ähnliche Engpässe kann man in vielen Sektoren finden. Wenn man den Engpass kennt kann man durch Innovation und Leistung etwas zustande bringen. 

    Rayk:
    Was sind die Möglichkeiten um mal außerhalb des eigenen Geschäftsfeldes zu denken?

    Gast:
    Sich durch Publikationen, Content und Exzellenz bemerkbar machen und bei Neuerungen unbedingt mit dabei sein. Es gibt Menschen, die einen als Zugpferd voran bringen. Hier ist das Umfeld relevant, die 5 Leute mit denen du viel Zeit verbringst. Scheibe dir auf, wo die sind. Schaffe dir eine Umgebung aus Optimisten, Gestaltern und harten Arbeitern. 

    Rayk:
    Kannst Du der Unternehmerwissen-Community kurz die 3 Schritte darstellen, mit denen Du das umsetzen würdest?

    Gast:

    1. Schreibe dir auf, was dein Pupose, dein Why ist. Leidenschaft, Skills und Opportunities
    2. Identifiziere die Engpässe in deinem Sektor, wie erzielst du die beste Wirkung 
    3. Baue dir ein Ökosystem von Menschen, die besonders erfolgreich sind und dir helfen deine unternehmerischen Fähigkeiten zu verbessern. 

    Rayk:
    Grandios. Lass uns das Interview mit Deinem Spezial-Tipp für die Unternehmerwissen-Community beenden, dem besten Weg mit Dir in Kontakt zu treten und dann verabschieden wir uns.

    Gast:
    Bei Innovationen, die nach Skalierung schreien und wenn man mit den Bordmitteln des typischen Mittelstandes nicht weiter kommt kannst du mich auf LinkedIn kontaktieren oder sende mir eine Email: engelbert.wimmer@eandco.com

    Rayk:
    Was hast du getan um dir deine 5 Menschen aufzubauen, um mit den richtigen Menschen in Kontakt zu treten?

    Gast:
    Mein Geheimrezept ist es, in die Diamantenmine zu gehen und zu schüren. Wir haben alle Talente in unserem Haus entwickelt, die oben in der Pyramide sind. Das ist aufwändig, bedeutet aber, dass man die besten Leute nach oben bekommt. Wir stellen die Guten ein und von denen werden die Netten am schnellsten befördert. Junge Talente dürfen überholen und werden schnellstmöglich in die Verantwortung befördert. 

    Rayk:
    Vielen Dank das Du Deine Erfahrungen und Dein Wissen mit uns geteilt hast.

    Gast:
    Es hat mir viel Spaß gemacht, bis bald

    • die Shownotes zu dieser Folge findest Du unter raykhahne.de/296
    • alle Links habe ich Dir dort aufbereitet und Du kannst die Inhalte der Folge noch einmal nachlesen
    • Wenn Du als Unternehmer endlich weniger Arbeiten möchtest, dann gehe auf unternehmerfreiheit.online , einen ausgewählten Kreis werde ich bald zeigen, wie es möglich ist, mit mehreren Unternehmen gleichzeitig weniger als 30 Stunden die Woche zu arbeiten. unternehmerfreiheit.online

    3 Sachen zum Ende

    1. Abonniere den Podcast unter raykhahne.de/podcast
    2. Wenn Du noch mehr erfahren möchtest besuche mich auf Facebook und Instagram
    3. Bitte bewerte meinen Podcast bei iTunes

    Danke, dass Du die Zeit mit mir verbracht hast.

    Das Training ist vorbei, jetzt liegt es an Dir. Viel Spaß mit der Umsetzung.


              

    295: 5 Unternehmerwahrheiten mit Steffen Kirchner

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    Willkommen zu Unternehmerwissen in 15 Minuten. SMART
    Mein Name ist Rayk Hahne, Profisportler und Unternehmensberater.
    Jede Woche bekommst Du eine sofort anwendbare Trainingseinheit, damit Du als Unternehmer noch besser wirst.
    Danke, dass Du Die Zeit mit mir verbringst. Lass uns mit dem Training beginnen. 

    Wenn Dir die Folge gefällt teile Sie mit Deinen Freunden unter dem Link raykhahne.de/295.
    In der heutigen Folge geht es um 5 Dinge die Du von Motivationstrainer und Speaker Steffen Kirchner lernen kannst.

    Welche 3 wichtigen Punkte kannst Du Dir aus dem heutigen Training mitnehmen?

    1. Wer bist Du wirklich.
    2. Welche Kunden ziehst Du an.
    3. Was machst Du mit nur einer Stunde Arbeit am Tag.

    Lass mich wissen wie Du die Folge fandest, teile sie gern mit Deinen Freunden, der Link ist raykhahne.de/295 oder verlinke mich @raykhahne. Verrate mir wie Du über das Thema denkst und wenn Du mehr darüber erfahren möchtest, sag mir Bescheid, denn ich bin hier, um Dich maximal zu unterstützen.

    Bevor wir gleich mit der Folge starten, habe ich noch eine Empfehlung für Dich.

    Diesmal in eigener Sache. Wir planen aktuell etwas sehr großes. Wir haben das Ziel das 1 Mio. Unternehmer ihren perfekten Unternehmertag leben können. Jeder Tag soll sich großartig anfühlen. Genügend Zeit für Dich, Deine Familie und Deine Hobbys. Keine offenen Todo-Listen und das Gefühl erdrückt zu werden. Das klingt großartig oder? Wenn Du Dich der Bewegung anschließen willst, dann gehe auf www.unternehmerfreiheit.online sichere Dir Deinen Platz in der ersten Reihe wenn es losgeht. Das was Dich dort erwartet wird Dein Unternehmerleben grundlegend verändern. www.unternehmerfreiheit.online

    • Hallo und schön das Du wieder dabei bist
    • in dem Unternehmerwissen Format SMART bekommst du die 5 wesentlichsten Punkte von einem Unternehmer auf dem Silbertablett serviert
    • heute 5 Punkte die du von Steffen Kirchner lernen kannst
    • Du kennst ihn bereits aus der Folge raykhahne.de/287
    • 1. Erstelle dir einen „Ich-Avatar“.
    • wir hören immer davon, einen Kunden-Avatar zu erstellen
    • erstelle den erstmal für dich
    • wer willst du eigentlich sein in der Zukunft
    • wer soll dein Unternehmen sein
    • scann und kenne dich genauso gut wie deinen besten Kunden
    • 2.  Erstelle deinen Kunden-Avatar
    • natürlich brauchst du auch einen Avatar für deinen Kunden
    • es ist wichtig, dass du weißt, wer dein idealer Kunde ist
    • 3.  Was ist die Vision deines Unternehmens.
    • die Unternehmensvision folgt der Vision des Unternehmers
    • diese folgt der persönlichen Lebensvision des Unternehmers
    • mache dir deine Lebensvision klar, denn
    • dein Unternehmen ist das Spiegelbild von dir als Mensch
    • die Lebensvision dient immer als Grundlage
    • 4.  Das Geheimnis der Subtraktion 
    • lerne zu subtrahieren, abzuziehen
    • frage dich:
    • wenn du nur eine einzige Stunde für dein Business arbeiten könntest, was würdest du machen?
    • um trotzdem den höchstmöglichen Impact zu haben damit dein Unternehmen weiter wächst
    • 5.   Entwickle eine Risiko-Toleranz
    • vermeide die Risiko-Intoleranz
    • die meisten Menschen versuchen eine Vermeidungskompetenz aufzubauen anstatt einer Lösungskompetenz
    • sei bereit höhere Risiken einzugehen
    • habe auch mal Dinge gezielt nicht unter Kontrolle
    • maximaler Erfolg ist nur möglich, wenn du auch bereit bist maximal zu scheitern
    • jetzt kommt der wichtigste Part!!!
    • setze das konsequent um!
    • die Shownotes zu dieser Folge findest Du unter raykhahne.de/295
    • alle Links habe ich Dir dort aufbereitet und Du kannst die Inhalte der Folge noch einmal nachlesen
    • Wenn Du als Unternehmer endlich weniger Arbeiten möchtest, dann gehe auf unternehmerfreiheit.online , einen ausgewählten Kreis werde ich bald zeigen, wie es möglich ist, mit mehreren Unternehmen gleichzeitig weniger als 30 Stunden die Woche zu arbeiten. unternehmerfreiheit.online

    3 Sachen zum Ende

    1. Abonniere den Podcast unter raykhahne.de/podcast
    2. Wenn Du noch mehr erfahren möchtest besuche mich auf Facebook und Instagram
    3. Bitte bewerte meinen Podcast bei iTunes

    Danke, dass Du die Zeit mit mir verbracht hast.

    Das Training ist vorbei, jetzt liegt es an Dir. Viel Spaß mit der Umsetzung.


              

    Disney 2019!

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    While this was supposed to be part of a Toy Podcast episode (and we’ll still probably discuss some of this when we record), I didn’t want to wait TOO long to get my thoughts on my November trip to Walt Disney World 2019 out there! – Mark Be sure to email us your thoughts or chime in […]
              

    Mac DeMarco is surviving as an indie artist in a digital age

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    Digital disruption has upended the traditional music industry business model, making it harder for most musicians to make a living selling their music. But Mac DeMarco, whose homemade records and unique persona have allowed him to thrive in today's environment, has used the power of the internet zeitgeist to build a loyal following. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports.
              

    What new film 'The Report' says about the CIA and post-9/11 torture tactics

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    Five years ago, a report was released on the torture tactics used against suspects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Now, that investigation is the subject of a new film, "The Report." Jeffrey Brown speaks with director Scott Z. Burns about why he thought the controversial topic could be made into a movie.
              

    Adrienne C. Moore's Brief But Spectacular take on the characters in her life

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    Adrienne C. Moore is an actress best known for her role in the Netflix TV series "Orange is the New Black." During her first theater performance, she immediately noticed the way the show affected the audience emotionally. Moore opens up about drawing inspiration from her upbringing in Atlanta, the impact her father had on her and her Brief But Spectacular take on the characters of her life.
              

    Karine Jean-Pierre on her mental health struggle and a blueprint for activism

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    Democratic strategist and NewsHour analyst Karine Jean-Pierre has written a book, "Moving Forward," in which she shares her experiences growing up as the eldest child of Haitian immigrants. Jean-Pierre sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss her parents' pursuit of the American dream, her struggle with mental health, why young people should make their voices heard and beating Donald Trump.
              

    An artist hopes the stories of our treasured objects can help us understand each other

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    What objects give meaning to our lives? Kerianne Quick, artist in residence at San Diego's New Americans Museum, spent a year researching people's treasured possessions -- and the stories behind them -- for an innovative project in which she preserves them as 3-D laser art. KPBS reporter Maya Trabulsi reports on the exhibit "A Portrait of People in Motion."
              

    David Rubenstein's take on what American history can teach our politicians

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    In 2013, billionaire investor, businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein set out an ambitious plan to moderate conversations with prominent historians before an audience of bipartisan lawmakers. The goal: help members of Congress become more knowledgeable about the past -- so they are better equipped to govern our future. Rubenstein joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the project's outcome.
              

    How art can help people with Alzheimer's enjoy the moment

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    Nearly 6 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer's disease, and the number continues to rise. For many, this terminal diagnosis represents the start of a life with limitations. But as a program called Contemporary Journeys shows, it's a life that can still offer both great joy and meaningful experiences - through the power of art. Kate McDonald of Twin Cities PBS in Minneapolis reports.
              

    Season 5 - Episode 11: Goblins and Bandits and Dragons, Oh My! ft. Dungeons and Daddies

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    Dungeons and Dragons can be a very difficult game, especially when you're trapped in the fantasy world of an angry DM! Can our guests solve puzzles, complete quests, and return to the real world?

    Our guests this episode are Freddie Wong, Beth May, and Will Campos from the fantastic podcast Dungeons and Daddies. Their show is a brilliant actual play podcast, so go listen to it now!
     

    You can download the full notes for this Escape Room below to play along, or run a game yourself!
    Full Room Write Up
    Supplemental: Quests
    Supplemental: Crossroads

    Check out our second podcast, Solve This Murder!
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    We have bonus episodes and playtests up on our Patreon! So if you have the ability to support the show, we would love to see you there. And in return we have blog posts, bonus audio, badges, and more! Plus all our patrons have the chance to appear in our rooms as NPC's, including this room's patron: Chester!

    Check out James Spaid's fantastic text-based adventure versions of our rooms!

    Have questions, comments, puzzles, or anything else? Send us an email, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


              

    #PODCAST: JHB residents to wait another week, as legal wrangling stalls the process of electing a new mayor

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    SABC News and Current Affairs — Johannesburg residents will have to wait another week to find out who their mayor will be. It would seem legal wrangling stalled the process of electing a mayor. Meanwhile, the ANC has threatened legal action over the matter - while the EFF has welcomed the postponement saying it will help them solidify their plan of the city. Abongile Dumako reports...
              

    #PODCAST: Durban NGO "S.A.Fed Soccer Legends" set to host it's first ever Golf Day today

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    SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Matthew Veeran - This morning, Durban-based non-governmental organisation "S.A.Fed Soccer Legends" will host it's first annual Golf Day. The NGO was formed in 2006, with the purpose of assisting former professional players and officials in their golden years. Due to the physicality of soccer, many of these legends have since transitioned to the more forgiving sport of golf. The fundraiser takes place at the Papwa Sewgolum Golf Course in Reservoir Hills from 10am today. Chairman of the organisation - Ronnie Moodley says those in attendance will get a chance to see some of Durban's best soccer talent from yesteryear, showing off their golfing skills...
              

    #PODCAST: We speak to a Durban mother about raising a little girl with Down Syndrome

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    SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Genevieve Lanka - One in every 500 children are born with Down Syndrome in South Africa. This is according to the organisation, Down Syndrome South Africa. Down Syndrome is a genetic chromosome disorder usually associated with physical growth delays, mild to moderate intellectual disabilities and characteristic facial features. As Disability Awareness month draws to a close, Genevieve Lanka speaks to a Durban mother about raising a little girl with the disorder...
              

    #PODCAST: ANALYSIS: We unpack UNICEF's "Behind Closed Doors" report #16Days

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    SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producers Taliesha Naidoo and Matthew Veeran - Children who are exposed to domestic violence are more likely to be either perpetrators or victims of violence themselves. That's according to a report by Unicef called, Behind Closed Doors - The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children. Last year, SAPS crime statistics revealed that 1,014 children in SA were murdered and 736 children were charged with murder. This was a marked increase in both instances from previous years. Joining us on the line today to discuss this is registered counseling psychologist and UKZN lecturer, Kerry Frizelle....
              

    #PODCAST: KwaZulu-Natal EMS appeal to beach-goers to swim in supervised bathing areas

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    SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Genevieve Lanka - Spokesperson for KZN Emergency Medical Services in KwaZulu-Natal, Rob McKenzie has appealed to beach-goers to swim in designated bathing areas. This after the body of a fourth teenager was recovered at Rocklands Beach in Cape Town yesterday. Four teenagers disappeared in the surf on Sunday afternoon. McKenzie says children should also never be allowed to swim without adult supervision, even in household pools...
              

    #PODCAST: ANALYSIS: The DA, ANC and EFF battle it out to replace Herman Mashaba as mayor of Johannesburg

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    SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producers Prabashini Moodley and Matthew Veeran - The ANC in Gauteng is yet to decide on a candidate that will be fielded to replace the mayor of Johannesburg. So far, the ANC has proposed three names in their own caucus. And, the party's national office bearers are currently discussing who is more suitable for the job. On the other hand, the EFF and the DA have announced their preferred candidates for the city's top job. To dissect the election process, we spoke to political analyst Professor Somadoda Fikeni...
              

    #PODCAST: In the #Greenscene, we find out more about an eco-friendly alternative to cremation

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    SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - An eco-friendly alternative is on the cards for South Africans who do not wish to be buried or cremated. The process of "Aquamation" uses heat, pressure and water, with a high alkaline level - to produce a benign sterile liquid. This is disposed of through the municipal waste-water system. The remaining minerals are then processed into a fine powder and are returned to the family in the form of ashes. Aquamation is currently only available in the Western Cape to members of the AVBOB funeral insurance. In this week's Green Scene, their General Manager of Corporate Affairs - Adriaan Bester says, it could save over 90% of energy compared to traditional cremations...
              

    #PODCAST: Don't let #BlackFriday lead you to blacklisting...

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    SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Shanell Daniel - Don't let Black Friday, lead you to blacklisting! While going on a spending spree and swiping your credit card - consumers risk landing in a crippling credit situation. That's the warning from Robert Gwerengwe - Chief Executive Officer for Gold - at FNB South Africa. This as advertisers continue with aggressive marketing just a day ahead of Black Friday. Gwerengwe says making purchases on credit can be a dangerous decision, especially if you are not planning on big purchases come tomorrow...
              

    #PODCAST: A fusion of Bharatanatyam and Kathak is expected to enthrall audiences at the ABH's "Poetry in Motion" event

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    SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Shanell Daniel - A fusion of the Indian classical dance forms of Bharatanatyam and Kathak, is expected to enthrall audiences at The Aryan Benevolent Home and Arya Yuvak Sabha's "Poetry In Motion" fundraising event. Legends of classical dance will take to the stage at ABH's newly renovated theater in Chatsworth, south of Durban this Sunday. ABH board member, Nirode Bramdaw, says the merging of the ancient Indian dance forms will fit the fancy of young and old, as it pays tribute to South Africans of Indian origin...
              

    #PODCAST: Phoenix Crisis Centre hosts an awareness program today to help combat women and children abuse #16Days

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    SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Matthew Veeran - With the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign underway, the Phoenix Crisis Centre - in partnership with the Phoenix Religious Leaders Forum, will hold an awareness program this morning. As the country battles with increased reports of savage crimes against women, the centre is hoping dialogue with the community, police and NGO's will help calm the dire situation. The Phoenix Crisis Centre offers counselling services as well as rehabilitation facilities. The centre is run by local Phoenix community activist, Moulana Mohammed Tariq. He says community unity could be key to solving South Africa's issues relating to women and children abuse...
              

    #PODCAST: SAPS collaborate with mobile giant Vodacom to introduce a national crime fighting app

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    SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Prabashini Moodley - A new mobile application by the South African Police Service (SAPS) in partnership with Vodacom, now brings crime fighting right to your fingertips. The "MY SAPS" app allows access to police social media accounts like Twitter and Facebook - as well as the Crime Stop page. More importantly, the app will allow users to report criminality. In this week's Techno Touch, police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker says the app encourages interaction between the police and the public...
              

    #PODCAST: Residents of Ottawa, north of Durban are in a battle to clean up the Umhlanga River

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    SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Genevieve Lanka - Residents of Ottawa, north of Durban are in a fierce battle to clean up the Umhlanga River after recent heavy rains pushed dirt and debris downstream. According to the Ottawa Environmental Forum, large amounts of plastic bottles, paper bags and other items washed up on the banks of river near the Ottawa motor and rail bridges. Members of the Forum assessed the damage over the weekend. They are now appealing to business and to the eThekwini Municipality to assist. NB contacted the Forum's Andisha Maharaj...
              

    #PODCAST: Today marks the 106th death anniversary of those killed during the 1913 Natal Strike #ASIJIKI

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    SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Taliesha Naidoo - Today marks the 106th death anniversary of Selvan Guruvadu and others who were killed during the 1913 Natal Strike on the Mount Edgecombe sugar estate, north of Durban. Plantation manager Colin Campbell was charged with the murder but he was later acquitted in the Verulam Magistrate's Court. A group, who call themselves, Activists for Selvan Inquest (asijiki) have gathered this morning in Mount Edgecombe to commemorate the martyrdom of fallen Indian indentured labourers. Asijiki spokesperson Kiru Naidoo explains...
              

    #PODCAST: Details emerge of how the Gupta family used Jacob Zuma to "bully their way into business" #StateCapture

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    SABC News and Current Affairs — The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has heard how the Guptas used their relationship with former President Jacob Zuma to bully their way into business. The former Director of the Domestic Branch of State Security Agency, Gibson Njenje told the commission in Parktown, Johannesburg that he was brought in to mediate at a meeting where Ajay Gupta demanded a 90% stake in a company linked to former President Kgalema Motlanthe's wife, Gugu Mtshali. Njenje, together with Mo Shaik worked at the intelligence agency from 2009 to 2011 when they were forced to resign due to the breakdown of relationship with then State Security minister, Siyabonga Cwele. Nomalizo Mandela reports...
              

    Global-Soul.com San Francisco Podcast 2019 Vol. 12

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    Show #12 from the 2019 Global-Soul.com San Francisco Podcast series.
              

    Podcast: IoT Security

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    From smart homes and self-driving vehicles to drones and healthcare monitoring, Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities are a hot topic for both manufacturers and consumers. The most recent episode of Kelley Drye’s Full Spectrum podcast spotlights one of the key areas for everyone involved – maintaining security of IoT devices. Partners John Heitmann and Steve... Continue Reading…
              

    Election Season Begins

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    Check out our sponsor for this episode, Mogul News: mgln.ws/tldrpodcast

    In this episode Jack, Ben and Zac discuss our trip to No. 10 Downing Street, the upcoming UK General Election and Larry the Cat (the Chief Mouser). And Ben manages to keep the railroads to a minimum.



              

    401: The Imagineering Story, Stardust Memories, The King of Comedy, The Babadook, The Frighteners, The Movies that Made Us, Tolkien

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    Rapidfire stuff this week as Paul and Mike have a spirited discussion of the following: The Imagineering Story, Stardust Memories, The King of Comedy, The Movies that Made Us, Tolkien, The Babadook, The Frighteners and more

     

    WE ARE PART OF A NEW PODCASTING NETWORK. Check out the shows and articles of our geeky pals at http://wearepodsyndicate.com/

    Feedback appreciated at chinstrokervspunter@gmail.com and hang with us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChinstrokerVsPunter

    Reviews on iTunes/Apple Podcasts appreciated:

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chin-stroker-vs-punter/id513618876


              

    Become A Tennis Improvement Machine - Essential Tennis Podcast #338

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    Do you truly have what it takes to reach your next level of tennis? Today’s special guest, Bob Litwin, shares what he has discovered during his incredible journey from losing every national level match for over three years to winning 25 US National Championships, becoming ranked #1 in the world and many more impressive accomplishments. His insights into the mental game, performance and self development are incredible so don’t miss this episode of the Essential Tennis Podcast!


              

    Dig It – 25 Novembre –

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    Dig it vous propose des sélections musicales entièrement sur disque vinyle. Principalement influencé Hip Hop, Dig it vous fera également découvrir au fil des envies de nombreux autres paysages musicaux en partant de la funk et la soul pour aller jusqu’au Breakbeat en passant par la musique latino et brésilienne ainsi que... Lire la suite →
              

    Dig It – 18 Novembre –

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    Dig It – 28 Octobre –

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    Dig It – 21 Octobre –

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    Dig It – 23 Septembre –

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    Dig It – 02 Septembre –

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    Episode 89 - Politics and Kaepernick

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    You know what time it is! Welcome back to University College Podcast. This week, we get right to it with an in-depth discussion about the current Democratic hopefuls and the Kaepernick situation that has everyone throwing in their opinions.


              

    Survivor Season 39 Recap: The Immunity Idol Apocalypse Is Here

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    Welcome to Survivor Brothers: The Ultimate Unofficial Podcast From TV Guide. In this episode, hosts Lance Cartelli and Fox Van Allen, from the Big Brother Brothers [...]
              

    Candace Cameron Bure Talks Christmas Town and Previews Fuller House's Final Season

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    Happy Thanksgiving! On the menu today is Episode 10 of TV Guide's holiday-movie-celebrating podcast, All I Want for Christmas Is This Podcast. Every Tuesday and Thursday, we break down the most highly anticipated holiday movies of the year.SUBSCRIBE NOW: [...]
              

    Episode 35 - Listener Mailbag

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    Episode 35 of University College is now available! This episode marks our first “Listener Mailbag”. This week, Curtiss, Mike and I took some of your questions and discussed them during a live recording.

    Questions:

    1. Does Black privilege exist?
    2. What is one thing you wish someone told you about raising children that you had no idea about?
    3. Why do you all think there is a stigma attached to mental health in our community?
    4. Are men more sensitive than women?
    5. What do your Caucasian or Republican (conservative) friends think about your podcast, or the things you’ve said?
    6. Where do you guys go for “unbiased” news? How do you educate yourselves on both sides of political issues?

    We’d like to thank the listeners who submitted questions and congrats to the listeners who had a question that was picked!

    #BeTheChange


              

    UC Soundbyte: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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    In this #UCSoundbyte, Curtiss, Mike and I review the @HBO Original Film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Does this movie (based on the book of the same name), starring Oprah Winfrey, properly deliver the right dosage of information about Henrietta Lacks to properly tell her amazing story, or does the treatment of this movie fall short? Where is the line between medicine and ethics with regards to patients? How has the standard of care changed in medicine over time? Finally, does the Lacks family deserve compensation for the countless advancements in medicine that have resulted because of their mother’s HeLa cells? We briefly tackle all of this in this very special podcast episode.


              

    Episode 27 - Get Your Money Right

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    Welcome back to the U.C.! This week we are joined by Jarmar Dupas, host of "Get Your Money Right Podcast." Typically, Jarmar discusses different ways to help people create and save wealth—but this week, he talks to us about how he began his podcast, how finances are handled in his family, and the types of financial buckets he believes are beneficial to financial wellness. Jarmar also sticks around to share his thoughts on some of our topics of the week, including: Trump and Betsy DeVos and their lack of HBCU knowledge, the Oscars, and much more.

    For more information about Jarmar or his podcast, head on over to https://yourmoneyright.com.  You can also find his podcast on most podcast platforms.

     


              

    Heavy Networking 490: Lessons Learned From A Large SD-WAN Deployment

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    With more than 2,800 branch deployments in North America alone, our guest Snehal Patel is running one of the largest SD-WAN deployments on the globe. He stops by the Heavy Networking podcast to share his experiences, both good and bad, on deployment and operations, management, training, security, working with carriers, and more. Snehal is a global network architect for a brand-name retailer.

    The post Heavy Networking 490: Lessons Learned From A Large SD-WAN Deployment appeared first on Packet Pushers.


              

    Day Two Cloud 025: The KubeCon 2019 Wrap-Up

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    KubeCon 2019 is a wrap. In today's Day Two Cloud podcast, Ethan Banks and Ned Bellavance share their impressions of the event and dive into why Kubernetes is so complex, what that means for enterprises considering Kubernetes, the role of community, and more.

    The post Day Two Cloud 025: The KubeCon 2019 Wrap-Up appeared first on Packet Pushers.


              

    Heavy Networking 489: Is BBR Too Unfair An Algorithm For The Internet?

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    BBR is a congestion control algorithm (CCA) that's growing in use on the Internet. However, a design element in BBR starves competing CCAs for bandwidth on shared links, allowing BBR to consume more than its fair share. On today's Heavy Networking we speak with researchers at Carnegie Mellon University who have measured BBR's unfairness. We discuss the research, learn how BBR differs from legacy algorithms such as Cubic and Reno, and explore impacts to the Internet. Our guests are Ranysha Ware, Ph.D. student; and Justine Sherry, Associate Professor of Computer Science.

    The post Heavy Networking 489: Is BBR Too Unfair An Algorithm For The Internet? appeared first on Packet Pushers.


              

    Full Stack Journey 036: Starting Your IT Career With Kori Younger

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    Today's Full Stack Journey goes back to the beginning with an IT pro just getting started in her career. Kori Younger is a recent college graduate planning on a career in IT. She and Scott talk about how she's prepared for this career, college vs. certifications, the role of dinner-table conversations and their influence on career choice, diversity and inclusion, and more.

    The post Full Stack Journey 036: Starting Your IT Career With Kori Younger appeared first on Packet Pushers.


              

    Tech Bytes: SolarWinds’ APM Tools Work Together To Help IT Solve Application Problems (Sponsored)

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    SolarWinds stops by the Tech Bytes podcast to talk about its Application Performance Management suite, which includes Web app and user experience monitoring, log management and analysis, and app infrastructure monitoring. We look at how they work together to help IT teams get to the bottom of application issues. Our guest is Denny LeCompte, senior vice president and general manager of application management at SolarWinds.

    The post Tech Bytes: SolarWinds’ APM Tools Work Together To Help IT Solve Application Problems (Sponsored) appeared first on Packet Pushers.


              

    BIB 084 Keysight Ixia Visibility and Testing

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    Keysight took a different approach to this Tech Field Day briefing and spent a lot of time talking about the current state of networking threats and the events that you are protecting against. If you aren’t aware from what your network security is doing, its an good presentation for that.     Keysight has many […]

    The post BIB 084 Keysight Ixia Visibility and Testing appeared first on Packet Pushers.


              

    BiB083 – Forescout – Visibility For Segmentation

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    I'm talking about Forescout after receiving a briefing during Tech Field Day 20.

    The post BiB083 – Forescout – Visibility For Segmentation appeared first on Packet Pushers.


              

    Heavy Networking 488: Using Genetic Algorithms To Avoid Internet Censorship

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    Today's Heavy Networking dives into a research project, Geneva, that uses genetic algorithms to evade Internet censorship. The project was developed at the University of Maryland. We drill into how it works with guests Dr. David Levin and graduate student Kevin Bock from the University of Maryland.

    The post Heavy Networking 488: Using Genetic Algorithms To Avoid Internet Censorship appeared first on Packet Pushers.


              

    Einbruch ins Grüne Gewölbe - "Neue Dimension von Kunst-Diebstahl"

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    Die undatierte, am 25.11.2019 von der Staatlichen Kunstsammlung Dresden herausgegebene, Aufnahme zeigt den Schmucksaal des Grünen Gewölbes mit den Vitrinen (l), die den Teil der Sammlung zeigen, der bei einem Raub am frühen Montagmorgen gestohlen wurde. (dpa-Bildfunk / AP / Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden / David Brandt)"Brutaler Kunst-Raub nimmt zu", sagt Dlf-Kulturredakteur Stefan Koldehoff. Den Tätern gehe es dabei nicht um die Kunstschätze, sondern nur um deren Materialwert. Museen und deren Träger müssten sich die Frage stellen: Was ist uns Sicherheit wert?

    Stefan Koldehoff im Gespräch mit Karin Fischer
    www.deutschlandfunk.de, Kulturfragen
    Hören bis: 19.01.2038 04:14
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    Klaus Ernst, Die Linke - "Wir sind überhaupt nicht national"

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    Klaus Ernst (Die Linke) spricht am 22.05.2015 im Plenarsaal des Bundestages in Berlin zu den Abgeordneten. (Rainer Jensen/dpa)Der Bundestagsabgeordnete der Partei Die Linke Klaus Ernst glaubt, dass die Politik sich wieder verstärkt um die Sorgen und Nöte der Menschen kümmern müsse. In die Nähe von politischen Konzepten der AfD möchte er sich dennoch nicht gerückt sehen. Die Linke sei nicht populistisch, sagte er im Dlf.

    Klaus Ernst im Gespräch mit Stephan Detjen
    www.deutschlandfunk.de, Kulturfragen
    Hören bis: 19.01.2038 04:14
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    Stephen Jackson: ‘I Don’t Regret’ Malice in the Palace

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    Stephen Jackson doesn’t regret his role in “Malice at the Palace,” one of the ugliest episodes in NBA history. Matt Barnes, Cap’n Jack’s co-host on a new and highly-entertaining video podcast venture, adds that he “could imagine” himself doing something similar. “I was there for my teammate,” Jackson says of joining Ron Artest in the […]

    The post Stephen Jackson: ‘I Don’t Regret’ Malice in the Palace appeared first on SLAM.


              

    ANTIC Interview 376 - Dennis Zander: Artworx, Hazard Run, Strip Poker

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    Dennis Zander: Artworx, Hazard Run, Strip Poker
     
    Dennis Zander was one of the founding partners of the software publishing company Artworx. He programmed a number of games and educational titles, including Hazard Run, Rings of the Empire, Monkeymath, Giant Slalom, Intruder Alert!, Monkeynews, and others. He collaborated with Roger Harnish on Artworx popular Strip Poker game.

    This interview took place on June 13, 2019. In it, we discuss Art Walsh, whom I previously interviewed.

    Atarimania's list of Dennis' games

    Dennis' software at Archive.org

    ANTIC Interview 284 - Art Walsh, Dynacomp and Artworx

    Z-Stuff for Trains

              

    Combating Whiteness Featuring Kristin Iris

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    Welcome to episode two hundred and fifty one of The Inspired Women Podcast. In today’s episode your host Megan Hall interviews Kristin Iris. Kristin Iris is a Film Producer, Speaker, and Coach helping Black creatives cultivate liberation, joy, and power... Read moreCombating Whiteness Featuring Kristin Iris
              

    Lyn-Genet Recitas And Yolande Brener Talk A Healthy Uptown For the Holidays (Podcast)

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    The #1 source in the world for all things Harlem.

    Listen to Lyn-Genet Recitas and Yolande Brener talk a healthy Uptown for the Holidays, becoming vegetarian, Day of the Dead and more with host Danny Tisdale, on The Danny Tisdale Continue Reading →

    The post Lyn-Genet Recitas And Yolande Brener Talk A Healthy Uptown For the Holidays (Podcast) appeared first on Harlem World Magazine.


              

    LePertiche da oggi su Spotify!

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    Pertica Alta e Pertica Bassa, 1 dicembre 2019 A partire dalla giornata odierna, i podcast delle conferenze nelle Pertiche (ma, nell’eventualità, anche altri tipologia di eventi audio) sono disponibili sulla nota piattaforma dedicata all’ascolto della musica in mobilità: Spotify. Per accedere ai vari podcast, basta registrarsi alla piattaforma e cercare nella barra apposita “LePertiche” oppure …

    L'articolo LePertiche da oggi su Spotify! proviene da LePertiche.com.


              

    Open Thread – Brown Pundits

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    Browncast episode 74: Maratha Bro Amey Talks Immigration, Ayodhya, etc

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    Another BP Podcast is up. You can listen on Libsyn, iTunes, Spotify,  and Stitcher. Probably the easiest way to keep up the podcast since we don’t have a regular schedule is to subscribe at one of the links above. You can also support the podcast as a patron. The primary benefit now is that you get the podcasts considerably earlier than everyone …
              

    A Thankful Dub Nation

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    The Huddle gives thanks to GSW and enjoys an old friend.

    SUPPORT US ON PATREON by clicking here: Huddle Patreon

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    EMAIL US by clicking here: warriorshuddle@gmail.com

    Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts here, Google Play here, Spotify or Stitcher here.


              

    Podcasts to Listen To: The Sports Gambling Podcast and the best sports betting podcasts to listen to

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    Wagering on the outcome of a sports game has been around since the first sports games were invented. Although sports gambling was seen as an illegal activity and was often conducted away from the eyes of law enforcement for many years, the sports gambling industry is now valued between $60 billion to $73 billion after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the federal ban on sports betting in 2018. Since the ban was lifted, 11 states have legalized sports betting. Here are a few podcasts to help you [...]
              

    How investment analysts became data miners

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    Banks battle for audiences with new information sets, ‘charticles’ and podcasts
              

    "Thank U, Shrek"

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    In episode 71, Naomi and Andy bring us sets from good friends Corie Johnson (@corietjohnson) and Jamie Loftus (@jamieloftusHELP) and long time friends Arden Myrin (@ArdenMyrin) and Dana Gould (@danagould) from their November live show. Plus they play their own set from the November live show in which they discuss their Thanksgiving plans. Also tickets for their live show in Los Angeles on December 7th at The Virgil are available now on the website under 'See Us Live. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
              

    Celebrating 100 Episodes of The Writing Coach Podcast

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    Welcome to episode #100 The Writing Coach podcast.

    In this special milestone episode, Kevin answers questions from listeners and clients!


              

    Tim Henson: Advocate For The Old, Gross, And Infirm

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    Distorted View Daily - An adult comedy podcast featuring the weirdest stuff around the Internet. WTF and cringe audio, weird news stories, and NSFW comedy. A Podcast for freaks.

    ON TODAY’S EPISODE: The DV Store Is Open For 2019! Join This Year’s Secret Santa! Hosted by Lvl80CatLady! Find her in our Discord, On her Twitter Sheet, Or Email her: lvl80catlady@gmail.com How Deep Does This Game Show Network / Commercial Conspiracy Go? God Has Entered The Body Of A Man And Won’t Stop Tickling His […]

    Distorted View Daily


              

    Twerky Sandwich / Black Friday Deal 2019

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    Distorted View Daily - An adult comedy podcast featuring the weirdest stuff around the Internet. WTF and cringe audio, weird news stories, and NSFW comedy. A Podcast for freaks.

    Hey Freaks! We are approaching the 15th anniversary of the DV podcast in a few days. Can you believe it? I can’t! This year, I’m offering Sideshow memberships at a really low price with a little bonus. Sign up now and lock in these prices! Plus, when you sign up you’ll grab a promo code […]

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    VOICEMAIL SHOW 2019 (PART 2)

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    Distorted View Daily - An adult comedy podcast featuring the weirdest stuff around the Internet. WTF and cringe audio, weird news stories, and NSFW comedy. A Podcast for freaks.

    ON TODAY’S EPISODE: We’re doing MORE voicemails as I try to catch up with the back-log. I’m off to NE Ohio to visit with my mom for Thanksgiving, but will be back this weekend for another episode of the show. – Be on the lookout for Black Friday deals on Sideshow memberships! It’s the 15th […]

    Distorted View Daily


              

    Alpine White Chocolate And Bucket Shits

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    Distorted View Daily - An adult comedy podcast featuring the weirdest stuff around the Internet. WTF and cringe audio, weird news stories, and NSFW comedy. A Podcast for freaks.

    ON TODAY’S EPISODE: The DV Store Is Open For 2019! Join This Year’s Secret Santa! Hosted by Lvl80CatLady! Find her in our Discord, On her Twitter Sheet, Or Email her: lvl80catlady@gmail.com What The Hell Is Up With This 80’s Nestle Chocolate Bar Commercial? What The Hell Is Up With KISS Folgers Commercial? Shit Vloggers Spitting […]

    Distorted View Daily


              

    2019 Davis Cup fan diaries part 2: Joel and Kim on Spain v Canada final, Team GB's performance, Final Impressions and Federer-Zverev in South America

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    In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, your tennis catch-up podcast, Joel and Kim roundup the action from the revamped Davis Cup finals in Madrid.

    Part 1 comprises of their daily diaries from their time at the Caja Mágica whilst Part 2 focuses on the Final between Spain and Canada as well as an assessment of Team GB's performance.

    They discuss possible changes for 2020; and also remark on Federer and Zverev's record record breaking trip to Mexico City.
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    Take part in our Passing Shot 2019 survey and tell us your thoughts on the show. All anonymous and takes 10-15 minutes. Link: https://t.co/qzleozos53?amp=1




              

    83. Din nerfjärtade velourdräkt

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    Avsnitt 83 är ÄNTLIGEN HÄR efter ett våldsamt unisont flämtande från de faluröda stugorna runt om i detta svåra svenska land. Veckans Låt är en jullåt där ordet jul inte behöver nämnas en enda gång, alla vet ändå att det är en jullåt. Där andra artister 2019 sviker med sin oförmåga att göra bra nya jullåtar kommer MGP självklart in och räddar upp situationen. Constructive Critique delas ut till en av de otillräckliga nollorna ifråga. Gammal Dänga är en underbart vacker jullåt från förra året. Dessutom bjuds det på en massa snack om bland annat Zlatan där det uppstår en fullt utblommad debatt två viktiga skor emellan. Allt detta och något mer i veckans avsnitt av Music Görnings Podcaster!


              

    VM020 Miss Marple #1: 16 Uhr 50 ab Paddington (1961)

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    Aus einem unbedacht abgesendet Tweet wurde Ernst. Zusammen mit Flo (König, Bube, Dame, Gast/M*A*S*H unterm Messer/Alt und Verbittert),der die abgefahrene Idee zu diesem Schwerpunkt hatte, arbeiten wir uns durch den ersten von vier Miss Marple Filme aus den 1960ern Jahren. Dabei versuchen wir vor allem die Besonderheiten der einzelnen Krimigeschichten und natürlich auch der Hauptdarstellerin Margarete Rutherford zu beleuchten.

    Episode von Hoaxilla über Agatha Christie

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    NNN015.2 CLASSIC: Comic Allerei und Filme (Teil 2)

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    HINWEIS ZU DEN CLASSIC EPISODEN

    Im überlangen 2. Teil unseres September Doppelfeatures widmen sich Max und Steffen zunächst noch ein paar Comics, die noch so herumlagen. Danach wird sich groß auf mehrere Filme gestürzt. Steffen regt sich zu recht über Zombies auf, Max gibt ein Schweinegeld für Kuchen zwischen Buchdeckeln aus und Tobi mag komischerweise den Green Lantern-Film. Max ist überraschend doch noch zur „Guardians of the Galaxy“-Review erschienen und so schauen wir uns zu dritt — Tobi ist ja auch noch da — den neuesten Marvel-Kinokracher an. Ach ja, wir sind jetzt auch bei iTunes!

    Da die Sendung nachträglich bearbeit wurden, stimmen die Timecodes nicht mehr hunderprozentig, dienen aber noch als Orientierung.

    00:00:00 Intro
    00:02:53 Comic-Reviews
    00:03:16 Bit-Zombie-Reihe (Antarctic Press)
    00:08:07 Superman Unchainded #2 + #3 (Panini/DC)
    00:13:42 Roswell TPB (Dino/Bongo)
    00:23:17 Batman – Alan Davis Collection HC (Panini/DC)
    00:32:04 Kinosommer 2014
    00:32:50 Godzilla (2014)
    00:44:11 X-Men – Days of Future Past (2014)
    01:09:45 Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
    01:39:38 GotG SPOILERPART
    01:51:34 Outro

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    Dj CUTMAN – GreenCat
    Kill Caustic – Delbino Plaza – 1,000 GET
    AnimatedJames – Marvel Musical

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    WARNING: Failure to do this ONE Thing Will Ruin Your Holiday Promos (Ultimate Guide to Holiday Affiliate Promotions) [PODCAST]

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    Simple Strategy to DOUBLE Your Holiday Affiliate Sales [PODCAST]

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    The “Secret Sauce” of Successful Holiday Affiliates (Ultimate Guide to Holiday Affiliate Promotions) [PODCAST]

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    Podcasts to Listen To: The Sports Gambling Podcast and the best sports betting podcasts to listen to

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    Wagering on the outcome of a sports game has been around since the first sports games were invented. Although sports gambling was seen as an illegal activity and was often conducted away from the eyes of law enforcement for many years, the sports gambling industry is now valued between $60 billion to $73 billion after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the federal ban on sports betting in 2018. Since the ban was lifted, 11 states have legalized sports betting. Here are a few podcasts to help you [...]
              

    Joe Cornish’s recommendations for 2019

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    178: On the road at the Grand Tour

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    This week's episode finds Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe in the green room backstage at the Y Theatre, Leicester, before the ninth stage of their Grand Tour. We recap the theatre tour so far and answer some of the questions posed by the audience that we didn't have time to get to on stage. We also meet Stacy Snyder, the ceramist who has been making the beautiful cups for The Cycling Podcast during the grand tours. Stacy travelled over from Virginia to see the live event in London's Leicester Square and to meet the podcast team. There's an appearance by Giro stage winner and co-host of our Service Course show Lizzy Banks and finally, we catch up with Colin Sturgess, former world professional pursuit champion, who joined us on stage at the Y Theatre in his home city, Leicester. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. This week's episode is supported by Beer52. To order a case of eight beers plus two free beers (making ten!) for just the price of delivery, and to join the monthly beer club, go to https://www.beer52.com/cycle
              

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    177: Service Course | Episode 4 | String Theory and Climbing Bikes

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    176: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | November 2019

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    175: How to plan a cycling season, with Matt White

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    After travelling from Bristol to Belfast and reaching London on Monday night, The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour has reached its halfway point. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the week's news – double Tour de France stage winner Steve Cummings' retirement, the latest from Dr Richard Freeman's General Medical Council hearing and we hear from Matt White about how he sits down to plan the race programme for Mitchelton-Scott's riders. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. This episode is also sponsored by Harry's razors. If you'd like to get the Harry's trial set for £3.95 go to harrys.com/cycling (https://www.harrys.com/go/gb-podcast-article-vs-brochure-oct19?dc=&utm_medium=sponsorship-podcast&utm_source=Cycling+Podcast&utm_campaign=audioBoom&utm_content=Sep19FoundedTP--395_trial&crid=Sep19FoundedTP--395_trial&hid=&name=Cycling+Podcast+listeners) THE GRAND TOUR Tickets are still available for the final week of our Grand Tour from thecyclingpodcast.com (https://thecyclingpodcast.com/) On Monday, November 25 we'll be back in London with special guests Rod Ellingworth – the new boss of Bahrain-Merida – and former British champion Adam Blythe. Tickets are selling fast for this show. We then go to Cambridge (Nov 26), Edinburgh (Nov 27), Leicester (Nov 28) and Manchester (Nov 30).
              

    The political album of the year (plus 9 others that are awesome)

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    Here are the best new albums that relate to this month's political news, including the album of the year. If you read to the end, there's also a bonus. What albums would you suggest? Comment on TwitterFacebook, or email


    1. TO THE GRAVE - GLOBAL WARNING

    On November 1, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced plans to take action against banks and insurers that were boycotting the coal industry over climate change concerns. Four days later, 11,000 scientists declared a link between human activity and climate change, yet as people began to die in "unprecedented" bushfires sweeping Australia, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack blasted anyone linking the fires to climate change as "raving inner-city lunatics". In the midst of the madness, Sydney deathcore band To The Grave released their new climate-themed album, which opens with the apt song "Holocaustralia". "In a genre oversaturated with violent lyrics simply for the sake of violence, I found that the most horrific things I could write about were right in front of us all, the things most of us choose not to look at," said singer Dane Evans, whose vocals range from a roar to a Gollum-like rasp over music that's as extreme as Australia's politics. LISTEN>>>    

    2. ARCHIE ROACH - TELL ME WHY 

    Things got batshit crazier when McCormack's fellow National Party member Barnaby Joyce claimed two people who died in the fires were probably Greens voters, implying they deserved to die because, Joyce claimed, the Greens had stopped the backburning of the bush. It was a complete fabrication, besides the fact that the Greens are strong supporters of Australia's Aboriginal people, who have backburned the bush for millennia. Telling the stories of those people was activist and musician Archie Roach, who released his autobiography along with an accompanying album on November 5. Tell Me Why maps out his life, "from stolen child, teenage alcoholic, seeker, lover, father, musical and lyrical genius, to social advocate and First Nations leader". It came as protests swept the country after a white policeman shot an Aboriginal man dead in the Northern Territory, adding to the never-ending tally of Black deaths in custody for which no one has ever been jailed. MORE>>>

    3. SOLE & DJ PAIN 1 - NO GOD NOR COUNTRY

    Raging against such racism is US rapper Sole, who opens his explosive new album with the song "FTL", which seethes: "Slap on the wrist, that's a white male. Slapped behind bars, that's a black male. Don't need me explaining white supremacy cos so many see it every day. But to my fellow settlers: check yourself, don't forget everything you've got's on the back of someone else. Fuck the law, cos it's racist. Fuck the court it's too expensive. Fuck the jails they don't fix shit. Fuck the cops cos they ain't shit." And on "Extremist" the long-time podcaster and protester spits: "As we speak, millionaires are buying up streams and lakes in New Zealand, building doomsday bunkers. What about the rest of us who can't afford to leave this mess that you made? If resisting this makes me an extremist, then that word is utterly meaningless." Everything about this record, from Sole's sharp raps to DJ Pain 1's blunted beats, is flawless. It's the album of the year for me. LISTEN>>> 

    4. MOOR MOTHER - ANALOG FLUIDS OF SONIC BLACK HOLES 

    Also raging against racist cops is Afrofuturist Moor Mother with her new experimental electronic album, released on November 8. On "LA92" she speak-raps: “Latasha got shot over orange juice. No cash, got shot. No justice body rock... LAPD on PCP, body bag body bag for you and me.” The lyrics refer to the 1992 murder of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins by Korean-born liquor store owner Soon Ja Du, who had accused her of shoplifting. The event, along with the videotaped police beating of African-American Rodney King two weeks earlier, became the impetus for the Los Angeles race riots. Describing the album, she said: “My whole work is to fight against the erasure of black people, the erasure of poor people, the erasure of black women, the erasure of women... If you have the knowledge of what’s happening in the world, and what has happened in the world to marginalised people, then what will you do with your energy?” LISTEN>>>

    5. COLDPLAY - EVERYDAY LIFE 

    Even tame, white British pop rockers like Coldplay were raging about racist police brutality this month. The song "Trouble In Town" on their new album, released on November 22, samples racist harassment by police, while Chris Martin sings: "I get no peace, and I just get more police." The band said they wouldn't tour the album until they could find a way to do it without damaging the environment. Meanwhile, as Britain headed for the polls in a race-baiting election, political albums were released by Black British artists who have first-hand experience of racism. The new album by Kele, who once publicly called out Sex Pistol John Lydon for allegedly being racist towards him, was praised as his "most political work yet". The latest LP by London Afrobeat Collective was hailed as "one of the best of 2019's releases". And the new long-player by Michael Kiwanuka was praised by seemingly everybody, even being called "one of the greatest albums of the decade".​​​​​​ MORE>>>    

         

    6. VARIOUS ARTISTS - AQUÍ NOS ESTÁN MATANDO - HERE THEY ARE KILLING US

    As police cracked down on activists all over the world, from rioters in Hong Kong to anti-coup protesters in Bolivia, Chilean singer Mon Laferte took a stand against lethal repression in her home country. On the red carpet at the Latin Grammy Awards, Mon Laferte opened her jacket to reveal a message written across her bare chest: "En Chile torturan violan y matan", which in English translates to, "in Chile they torture, rape and kill". After her album, Norma, won Best Alternative Music Album, she posted a photo of her red carpet look on Instagram with the caption, "Mi cuerpo libre para una patria libre", which translates to "My free body for a free homeland". A week later, Chilean record label Imperecedero Discos released a 52-track compilation album to help raise money for the victims of repression at the hands of the Chilean state. The album, titled Aquí Nos Están Matando - Here They Are Killing Us, features punk bands from all over the world. LISTEN>>>

    7. LIFE AQUATIC - NEON CORTEX 

    On the other side of South America, Brazil's most popular politician, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was freed from jail on November 8 after his detention prevented him from running in last year's Brazilian elections that made Jair Bolsonaro president. Among Lula's many supporters is US academic Noam Chomsky, who is also the subject of the song "Chomsky's Ford Galaxie" found on the debut album by Brazilian experimental hip-hop outfit Life Aquatic. "Life Aquatic is born in ABC Paulista, the urban centre of greater São Paulo, trying to represent the submergence and lack of oxygen of life in a society that makes the simple become complex," they said. "Breathing becomes a difficult task, generating suffocation and discomfort, as when you are alone and submerged in complete mismatch with your system. Our mission? Try to gain breath again so as not to lose another scuba brother to this average life that tries to swallow us every millisecond." LISTEN>>> 

    8. RAISED FIST - ANTHEMS 

    As the US tried to reassert its power over South America with a coup in Bolivia and continuous pressure on Venezuela, Sweden dropped its rape charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is facing extradition to the US for revealing its state secrets. On November 15, Swedish punks Raised Fist released their new album on the same day that Assange's lawyer called his extradition case "a threat to free speech worldwide". The album's title, Anthems, is no empty boast - the band capture the catchiness, heaviness and rasping vocals of AC/DC and inject that with a heady dose of leftist politics. The release followed a similarly heavy political album from fellow long-time punks, Agnostic Front. Talking about their 12th album Get Loud!, which covers everything from inequality and corruption to political manipulation, the "godfathers of hardcore" said: “We’ve always had a voice; had a lot to say. We’re always screaming for a change." LISTEN>>>

    9. DAWN RAY'D - BEHOLD SEDITION PLAINSONG

    Also screaming for change are Agnostic Front's fellow punks Subhumans, with their aptly-titled new album, Crisis Point. On "Poison", they yell: "When the earth dries up and the food runs out, all the money in the world won't help you out. Cancer, dementia, poverty prevention, clean up your act avoid extinction." Riffing on the same doom are folk-metallers Dawn Ray'd, with their new album, Behold Sedition Plainsong. On "Soon Will Be The Age Of Lessons Learnt", they warn: "As the ice melts and the ocean swells, all our masters are building is hell. The anticipation, the unsatisfiable hunger, the knowing but not ever knowing. As the last trees are murdered, and the insects are dying in droves, death crawls up the chain." On November 26, the United Nations declared in its annual assessment on greenhouse gases that the world will miss its chance to avert climate disaster without an immediate and all-but-impossible fall in fossil fuel emissions. LISTEN>>> 

    10. CATTLE DECAPITATION - DEATH ATLAS 

    At the end of the month, Australia's climate politics sank even lower as Energy Minister Angus Taylor faced jail for allegedly doctoring a document to claim that Sydney's Lord Mayor, who supports action against climate change, had spent millions on air travel. Instead of standing him aside, the Prime Minister rang the police. Summing up such dire politics were grindcore band Cattle Decapitation, with their new album, released on November 29. Describing the LP, whose artwork features the Grim Reaper carrying the burnt-out husk of the Earth on his back, vocalist Travis Ryan said: "I want people to be shocked into thinking more about their futures, their loved ones, the pain they're potentially subjecting their future generations to. Everyone just seems to live in the now with no care for tomorrow, and that's incorrect thinking, as far as today goes. Don't make tomorrow a cancelled cheque." MORE>>> 

    Bonus: 10 more great new political albums

    This column is taking a break until the end of January, so here are 10 extra albums to see you through till then.

    1. TOMMY SANDS - FAIR PLAY TO YOU ALL

    The latest strong and long-player from a well-loved Irish folk musician who's collaborated with Pete Seeger in the past. MORE>>>

    2. BRASS AGAINST - BRASS AGAINST II

    Radical covers brass band return with another collection. LISTEN>>>

    3. CHADWICK STOKES - CHADWICK STOKES & THE PINTOS

    Boston singer-songwriter comes out swinging for the rights of women, immigrants and indigenous people. MORE>>>

    4. ANGEL BAT DAWID - THE ORACLE

    Avant garde jazz musician takes a trip through Black politics with songs made on her phone. LISTEN>>> 

    5. DJ SHADOW - OUR PATHETIC AGE

    Legendary sampling pioneer returns with a double album that includes the biting "Drone Warfare". MORE>>>

    6. TRIBE - HOMETOWN: DETROIT SESSIONS 1990-2014

    Historical anthology from a sprawling political jazz and poetry collective. LISTEN>>>

    7. MAKING MOVIES - AMERI'KANA

    Quartet of Panamanian and Mexican immigrants tell tales of persecution under Trump. LISTEN>>>

    8. STRAY FROM THE PATH - INTERNAL ATOMICS

    Metalcore masters blend emotion and introspection into scathing takes on contemporary politics. LISTEN>>>

    9. FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY - THE SEA OF TRAGIC BEASTS

    Post-deathcore band channel "aggression, anger, frustration, and sadness" at the state of the world. LISTEN>>>

    10. JUDY COLLINS - WINTER STORIES

    This octogenarian folk musician and veteran activist serves up the closest thing you'll get to a protest Christmas album. MORE>>> 

     


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mat Ward has been writing for Green Left Weekly since 2009. He also wrote the book Real Talk: Aboriginal Rappers Talk About Their Music And Country and makes political music. This year, he released a new album about surveillance and an EP with Aboriginal rapper Provocalz. Follow his artist page on Spotify here.

    Stream our political albums playlist on Spotifyhere.

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    Stream Green Left TV's political music playlist here.

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    Helden | Bitte nicht klatschen

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    Sobald Männer ein Baby füttern, gelten sie als feministische Ikonen
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    Vor einiger Zeit gingen Bilder des neuseeländischen Parlamentspräsidenten Trevor Mallard viral, die ihn dabei zeigten, wie er sich liebevoll um das Baby eines Abgeordneten kümmerte. Mallard fütterte das Baby, während der Abgeordnete eine Rede hielt. Von CNN bis India Today berichteten alle, in den sozialen Medien überschlug man sich vor Lob, manche witterten den Untergang des Patriarchats. Spiegel Online twitterte ein Video mit Herzchenaugen-Emoji.

    Ein Mann, der ein Kleinkind fürsorglich in den Arm nimmt, anstatt es irgendwo liegen zu lassen, ist nichts, worüber sich Feminist*innen beschweren würden. Es sollte mittlerweile aber auch nichts mehr sein, was von der Gesellschaft als feministischer Fortschritt verklärt wird. Dass es nach wie vor so ist, sagt viel über ihren Zustand aus. Abgesehen davon, dass es immer wieder Fälle gibt, in denen Mütter mit ihren Babys aus Parlamenten (so etwa die Thüringer Politikerin Madeleine Henfling im Sommer letzten Jahres und die dänische Abgeordnete Mette Abildgaard im März dieses Jahres) und anderen öffentlichen Räumen (man denke an die Reaktionen auf stillende Mütter) ausgeschlossen werden, ist es typisch, dass „weiblich“ konnotierte Aufgaben, wie Kindererziehung, für fast beängstigend überschwängliche Begeisterung sorgen, wenn Männer sie ausführen.

    Erde an Mommy, echt jetzt?

    Wenn es heißt, dass Feminist*innen für eine erfolgreiche feministische Bewegung auch die Männer „ins Boot holen“ müssen, ist das immer eine Form von Täter-Opfer-Umkehr. Es bedeutet nämlich im Wesentlichen, dass Feminismus auch die ohnehin privilegierte Lebensrealität der Unterdrücker verbessern soll, damit diese für die Unterdrückten schlussendlich nicht mehr so bedrohlich sind und sie mehr oder weniger diskriminierungsfrei leben können. Was soll das für ein Deal sein?

    Ja, auch Männer können in gewisser Weise unter den Erwartungen und Zwängen des Patriarchats leiden. Aber wenn es notwendig ist, das immer wieder zu betonen, um sie vom Sinn einer feministischen Gesellschaft zu überzeugen, macht das ihr antipatriarchalisches Engagement schnell unglaubwürdig. Sobald solche Engagements an Bedingungen geknüpft wird, die sie als gesellschaftlich dominante Gruppe selbst formulieren, ist es wertlos. Wenn es erst heikel wird, wenn noch die Unterdrücker vom vorherrschenden System nicht mehr nur profitieren, ist der vermeintlich feministische Einsatz nicht auf Gleichstellung, sondern auf Aufrechterhaltung der Verhältnisse unter einem fortschrittlicheren Label ausgelegt.

    Gleich vorweg: Feministische Männer können selbstverständlich glaubwürdige Verbündete in feministischen Anliegen sein, doch eine gewisse Skepsis ihnen gegenüber ist allein aufgrund des strukturellen Machtungleichgewichts zwischen den Geschlechtern angebracht. Das zeigt sich auch an der Bewertung nicht systemkonformen Verhaltens von Männern. Man denke an die Geschichte der deutschen Astronautin Insa Thiele-Eich, deren Ehemann sich um die gemeinsamen Kinder sorgt, um ihr ihre Reise ins Weltall zu ermöglichen, und dafür einen mit 5.000 Euro dotierten Preis als „Spitzenvater des Jahres“ bekam. Das klingt wie ein Witz aus einem pseudo-progressiven Comedy-Programm, ist aber leider so passiert. Nun sind nicht Ehemann Thiele-Eich und Parlamentspräsident Mallard, die sich vielleicht wirklich aus einer feministischen Selbstverständlichkeit heraus und nicht für ein bisschen Internet-Ruhm engagieren, das Problem. Es ist die Gesellschaft, die klatscht, wenn ein Mann das Mindeste tut. Das heißt nicht, dass man sich nicht freuen darf über solche Bilder, man sollte sich nur fragen, ob man parallel auch einer Frau, die ihr Baby füttert, so zujubelt.

    Einerseits, weil Bilder von sich sorgenden Müttern für uns selbstverständlich sind – sofern ihre Existenz überhaupt wahrgenommen wird. Andererseits ist es sehr oft so, dass Mütter vor allem dann in den Fokus der medialen Aufmerksamkeit geraten, wenn sie etwas „falsch“ oder „unkonventionell“ machen, was sie in den Augen des von Misogynie getragenen Patriarchats ja häufig tun. Während das Verhalten von Männern überbewertet wird, wird das Verhalten von Frauen unterbewertet.

    Ein beliebtes Argument ist in dieser Diskussion, dass eine positive Bestärkung dieser Fürsorglichkeit bei Männern notwendig sei, denn wie sollen diese sonst lernen, ihren Teil der Beziehungsarbeit zu leisten? Außerdem würde die Verbreitung solcher Bilder zur Bewusstseinsbildung beitragen und damit auch andere Männer motivieren, fürsorgliches Verhalten an den Tag zu legen. Es ergäbe Sinn, dass sich diese zusammenreißen, wenn sie dafür Heldenverehrung, Preise und Berichterstattung in internationalen Medien erhalten.

    Holt euch doch selbst ab

    Welches Feminismus-Niveau ist es, wenn Männer dafür gepriesen werden sollen, dass sie nicht sexistisch sind? Dass sie ihrer Verantwortung als Väter und Partner nachkommen und im Haushalt nicht nur „helfen“? Während die Gesellschaft also damit beschäftigt ist, für Männer Dankesreden vorzubereiten, Pokale zu gravieren und ihren Partnerinnen augenzwinkernd zu suggerieren, dass das Anbieten von sexuellen Diensten eine gute Belohnungsstrategie in Beziehungen ist, haben alle vergessen, worum es beim Thema Gleichstellung geht: darum, dass Männer von Feminist*innen nicht abgeholt werden müssen, sondern selbst verantwortlich sind, ein feministisches Leben zu führen. Wenn sie das nur an Bedingungen geknüpft tun wollen, dann ist das kein Grund zum Feiern, sondern zur Sorge. Es ist Ausdruck eines Anspruchsdenkens. Wenn Männer nur feministische Verbündete sind, wenn sie dafür von Frauen und Gesellschaft belohnt werden, dann ist das eine misogyne Haltung. Denn dann wollen sie etwas haben von ihrem Einsatz. Entweder einen Abbau von Pflichten oder eine andere Gegenleistung, die nicht einfach in einem besseren Leben unterdrückter Gruppen besteht.

    Männer, die keine Forderungen stellen, fallen auf. Das Patriarchat wäre nicht das Patriarchat und damit viel leichter zu zerschlagen, würde es zumindest halt vor feministischen Gruppen machen. So kann es gut sein, dass sich die oben angesprochene Überbewertung von Männern, die sich in der Unterbewertung von Frauen spiegelt, auch innerhalb dieser Räume zeigt. Einerseits in einer nach innen hin dominanten Position in der Gruppe, andererseits in einer entsprechenden Außenwirkung. Männer sind als „Feministen“ in der Regel sichtbarer als Frauen und nichtbinäre Personen. Für ihre feministische Arbeit, die zum Großteil auf deren feministischer Arbeit beruht, bekommen Männer wesentlich mehr Applaus und wesentlich weniger Hass als Frauen und nichtbinäre Personen in vergleichbaren Positionen. Sobald sie sich einen Namen gemacht haben, steht ihnen alles in diesem Bereich offen, denn sie gelten entweder als spannende Kuriosität oder als wegweisende Autorität.

    Es ist schwierig, Männer einfach „ins Boot zu holen“, wenn sich die gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen nicht ändern und diese Männer dann selbst innerhalb feministischer Kontexte noch klar vom Patriarchat profitieren. Besser als nichts? Wohl kaum. Das Ziel ist schließlich kein Patriarchat und nicht ein innerfeministisches Patriarchat.

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    +Weekend Extra – 11/24/19 – Sorting Through Tension In Relationships

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    11/24/19 – Joy Ride – Practicing Gratitude

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    11/3/19 – There Are Just Some Things You Shouldn’t Do Alone – Spur One Another On

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    10/27/19 – There Are Just Some Things You Shouldn’t Do Alone – Carry Each Other’s Burdens

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    10/13/19 – There Are Just Some Things You Shouldn’t Do Alone – Love Must Be Sincere

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    +Weekend Extra – 10/06/19 – The Passion For Why We Live Out Our Faith

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    10/06/19 – Here And Now – Activating Our Faith

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    +Weekend Extra – 9/29/19 – Why It’s Important To Be In The Room

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    9/29/19 – Here And Now – Go Weekend

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    9/22/19 – Here And Now – Parents and Students

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    9/15/19 – Here And Now – Everyone Leads Someone

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    +Weekend Extra – 9/8/19 – Different Ways God Brings Us Healing

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    9/8/19 – No Additives. No Preservatives. No Artificial Flavors – Healing

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    +Weekend Extra – 9/1/19 – Remembering To Elevate Jesus

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    9/1/19 – No Additives. No Preservatives. No Artificial Flavors – Who Is Jesus?

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    +Weekend Extra – 8/25/19 – How To Keep God In the Right Seat

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    8/25/19 – No Additives. No Preservatives. No Artificial Flavors – The Purpose of God and Man

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    +Weekend Extra – 8/18/19 – Letting the Holy Spirit Lead

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    8/18/19 – No Additives. No Preservatives. No Artificial Flavors – The Holy Spirit

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    +Weekend Extra – 8/11/19 – How Do I Know That God Has Forgiven Me?

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    8/11/19 – No Additives. No Preservatives. No Artificial Flavors – Salvation

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    +Weekend Extra – 8/04/19 – Resources For Engaging The Bible

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    8/04/19 – Habits & Heartbeats – Seasons and Methods

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    +Weekend Extra – 7/28/19 – Looking At The Bible In A Fresh New Way

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    7/28/19 – Habits & Heartbeats – The Big Picture

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    +Weekend Extra – 7/21/19 – Remembering To Prioritize The Use Of The Armor Of God

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    7/21/19 – Made For This – Fighting The Right Fight

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    +Weekend Extra – 7/14/19 – Recognizing the Heart Behind Our Actions

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    7/14/19 – Made For This – Walk Differently

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    7/7/19 – Made For This – Change

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    6/30/19 – Made For This – Maturity

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    6/23/19 – Made For This – Unity, Spiritual Family and Mission

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    6/16/19 – Made For This – God’s Handiwork

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    6/9/19 – Love Liable – Love Always Perseveres

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    6/2/19 – Love Liable – Love Always Hopes

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    5/26/19 – Love Liable – Love Always Trusts

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    5/19/19 – Love Liable – Love Always Protects

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    5/12/19 – Love Liable – Rejoices With Truth

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    5/5/19 – Love Liable – How To Love Those Who Hurt

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    4/28/19 – Love Liable – “If… then Love”

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    4/21/19 – Love Liable – Easter

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    4/14/19 – Habits and Heartbeats – The Reason

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    4/7/19 – Habits and Heartbeats – Being Salt & Light

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    3/31/19 – Habits and Heartbeats – The Farmer & The Orchard

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    3/24/19 – Habits and Heartbeats – The Work of the Evangelist

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    3/17/19 – All In All Out – Commitment Weekend

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    3/10/19 – All In All Out – “Decide in Your Heart to Give…”

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    All In/All Out is the next chapter of Grace Church. Our vision is to ignite a gospel-centered movement. Through the next three years, we want to be intentional about reaching our local community. Right now, we have a unique opportunity to have a holistic impact for the gospel. We have seen God continually open doors …
              

    3/3/19 – All In All Out – “By All Possible Means…”

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    All In/All Out is the next chapter of Grace Church. Our vision is to ignite a gospel-centered movement. Through the next three years, we want to be intentional about reaching our local community. Right now, we have a unique opportunity to have a holistic impact for the gospel. We have seen God continually open doors …
              

    2/24/19 – All In All Out – “Ask the Lord to Send…”

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    All In/All Out is the next chapter of Grace Church. Our vision is to ignite a gospel-centered movement. Through the next three years, we want to be intentional about reaching our local community. Right now, we have a unique opportunity to have a holistic impact for the gospel. We have seen God continually open doors …
              

    2/17/19 – WE – We Live to Give

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    This series is all about innovation and ownership. While Grace’s vision and values will always be the bedrock of the church, one of the constants we experience here at Grace, is that the way we accomplish that vision and live out those values is always changing. As each new generation of Jesus followers personally responds …
              

    2/10/19 – WE – We Are Fully Committed to Kids and Students

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    This series is all about innovation and ownership. While Grace’s vision and values will always be the bedrock of the church, one of the constants we experience here at Grace, is that the way we accomplish that vision and live out those values is always changing. As each new generation of Jesus followers personally responds …
              

    2/3/19 – Finding Your Way Back to God – Awakening to Life

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    Each of us have an inherent longing for meaning, love and significance. We find ourselves asking things like, “am I really getting what I want out of life? In this series, Finding Your Way Back to God, we’ll discuss how we can better understand this magnetic pull towards meaning. It is actually a spiritual search …
              

    1/27/19 – Finding Your Way Back to God – Awakening to Love

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    Each of us have an inherent longing for meaning, love and significance. We find ourselves asking things like, “am I really getting what I want out of life? In this series, Finding Your Way Back to God, we’ll discuss how we can better understand this magnetic pull towards meaning. It is actually a spiritual search …
              

    1/20/19 – Finding Your Way Back to God – Awakening to Help

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    Each of us have an inherent longing for meaning, love and significance. We find ourselves asking things like, “am I really getting what I want out of life? In this series, Finding Your Way Back to God, we’ll discuss how we can better understand this magnetic pull towards meaning. It is actually a spiritual search …
              

    1/13/19 – Finding Your Way Back to God – Awakening to Reality

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    Each of us have an inherent longing for meaning, love and significance. We find ourselves asking things like, “am I really getting what I want out of life? In this series, Finding Your Way Back to God, we’ll discuss how we can better understand this magnetic pull towards meaning. It is actually a spiritual search …
              

    1/6/19 – Finding Your Way Back to God – Awakening to Longing

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    Each of us have an inherent longing for meaning, love and significance. We find ourselves asking things like, “am I really getting what I want out of life? In this series, Finding Your Way Back to God, we’ll discuss how we can better understand this magnetic pull towards meaning. It is actually a spiritual search …
              

    12/30/18 – Firstborn – The Impossible

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    12/16/18 – Firstborn – The Beginning

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    12/9/18 – Firstborn – Firstborn Over the Church

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    Christmas is the time we remember when Jesus was born. “To us a child is born.” And not just any child, but the one who created everything from the beginning, the one who holds everything in heaven and earth together. When Jesus came to earth as God’s firstborn and only son, he became the catalyst …
              

    12/2/18 – Firstborn – Firstborn Over Creation

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    Christmas is the time we remember when Jesus was born. “To us a child is born.” And not just any child, but the one who created everything from the beginning, the one who holds everything in heaven and earth together. When Jesus came to earth as God’s firstborn and only son, he became the catalyst …
              

    11/25/18 – Firstborn – Introduction

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    Christmas is the time we remember when Jesus was born. “To us a child is born.” And not just any child, but the one who created everything from the beginning, the one who holds everything in heaven and earth together. When Jesus came to earth as God’s firstborn and only son, he became the catalyst …
              

    11/18/18 – Untamed – Fear

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    Have you ever been shocked by your own emotions? Fear. Rage. Envy. Resentment. If you could only hit rewind on life and somehow get control of whatever that was that just happened. Sometimes it feels as though our emotions are in control of us instead of the other way around. Raw emotions aren’t necessarily the …
              

    11/11/18 – Untamed – Anger

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    Have you ever been shocked by your own emotions? Fear. Rage. Envy. Resentment. If you could only hit rewind on life and somehow get control of whatever that was that just happened. Sometimes it feels as though our emotions are in control of us instead of the other way around. Raw emotions aren’t necessarily the …
              

    11/4/18 – Untamed – Envy

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    Have you ever been shocked by your own emotions? Fear. Rage. Envy. Resentment. If you could only hit rewind on life and somehow get control of whatever that was that just happened. Sometimes it feels as though our emotions are in control of us instead of the other way around. Raw emotions aren’t necessarily the …
              

    10/28/18 – Untamed – Hurt

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    Have you ever been shocked by your own emotions? Fear. Rage. Envy. Resentment. If you could only hit rewind on life and somehow get control of whatever that was that just happened. Sometimes it feels as though our emotions are in control of us instead of the other way around. Raw emotions aren’t necessarily the …
              

    10/21/18 – God and Money – Rock vs. Sand

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    This series is all about innovation and ownership. While Grace’s vision and values will always be the bedrock of the church, one of the constants we experience here at Grace, is that the way we accomplish that vision and live out those values is always changing. As each new generation of Jesus followers personally responds …
              

    10/14/18 – God and Money – Getting and Giving

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    This series is all about innovation and ownership. While Grace’s vision and values will always be the bedrock of the church, one of the constants we experience here at Grace, is that the way we accomplish that vision and live out those values is always changing. As each new generation of Jesus followers personally responds …
              

    10/7/18 – God and Money – Shrewd Money

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    This series is all about innovation and ownership. While Grace’s vision and values will always be the bedrock of the church, one of the constants we experience here at Grace, is that the way we accomplish that vision and live out those values is always changing. As each new generation of Jesus followers personally responds …
              

    9/30/18 – God and Money – Bigger Barns, Bigger Worries

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    This series is all about innovation and ownership. While Grace’s vision and values will always be the bedrock of the church, one of the constants we experience here at Grace, is that the way we accomplish that vision and live out those values is always changing. As each new generation of Jesus followers personally responds …
              

    9/23/18 – God and Money – The Bread of Life

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    This series is all about innovation and ownership. While Grace’s vision and values will always be the bedrock of the church, one of the constants we experience here at Grace, is that the way we accomplish that vision and live out those values is always changing. As each new generation of Jesus followers personally responds …
              

    9/16/18 – WE – We Do Hard Things

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    This series is all about innovation and ownership. While Grace’s vision and values will always be the bedrock of the church, one of the constants we experience here at Grace, is that the way we accomplish that vision and live out those values is always changing. As each new generation of Jesus followers personally responds …
              

    9/9/18 – WE – We Live To Make Jesus Make Sense

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    This series is all about innovation and ownership. While Grace’s vision and values will always be the bedrock of the church, one of the constants we experience here at Grace, is that the way we accomplish that vision and live out those values is always changing. As each new generation of Jesus followers personally responds …
              

    9/02/18 – WE – We Share Life Together

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    This series is all about innovation and ownership. While Grace’s vision and values will always be the bedrock of the church, one of the constants we experience here at Grace, is that the way we accomplish that vision and live out those values is always changing. As each new generation of Jesus followers personally responds …
              

    8/26/18 – With Or Without – Secret Sin

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    Confidence. Joy. Freedom. We all want these, but how do we get them? Struggling to have these things is normal. If we look closer, we realize that living without confidence, joy and freedom is a symptom that we’re not living with God and his power to transform us. But when we engage a relationship with …
              

    8/19/18 – With Or Without – Words

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    Confidence. Joy. Freedom. We all want these, but how do we get them? Struggling to have these things is normal. If we look closer, we realize that living without confidence, joy and freedom is a symptom that we’re not living with God and his power to transform us. But when we engage a relationship with …
              

    8/12/18 – With Or Without – The Lie We Believe

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    Confidence. Joy. Freedom. We all want these, but how do we get them? Struggling to have these things is normal. If we look closer, we realize that living without confidence, joy and freedom is a symptom that we’re not living with God and his power to transform us. But when we engage a relationship with …
              

    8/5/18 – With Or Without – The Reality Within

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    Confidence. Joy. Freedom. We all want these, but how do we get them? Struggling to have these things is normal. If we look closer, we realize that living without confidence, joy and freedom is a symptom that we’re not living with God and his power to transform us. But when we engage a relationship with …
              

    +Weekend Extra – 7/28/18 – Serving a Resurrected Jesus

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    +Weekend Extra with Pastor Joe and Pastor Jeff. There are always extra thoughts, topics, and insights that cannot be covered in the conversations on the weekend. The Weekend Extra is to help further the conversation from the message. In this episode Pastor Jeff discusses the final week’s conversation of The Most Interesting Man In The …
              

    7/29/18 – The Most Interesting Man in the World – Resurrection Reputation

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    Jesus is a fascinating individual. In the historical accounts of His life, He can be found breaking cultural norms to bring light and hope to those who were oppressed, bending the laws of nature to reach those who doubted, and extending compassion to the hurting. He not only lived a life of passionate humanity, but …
              

    +Weekend Extra – 7/21/18 – Seeing and Understanding Jesus’s Humanity

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    +Weekend Extra with Pastor Keith and Pastor Ryan. There are always extra thoughts, topics, and insights that cannot be covered in the conversations on the weekend. The Weekend Extra is to help further the conversation from the message. In this episode Pastor Ryan discusses the eighth week’s conversation of The Most Interesting Man In The …
              

    7/22/18 – The Most Interesting Man in the World – He Gives Life

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    Jesus is a fascinating individual. In the historical accounts of His life, He can be found breaking cultural norms to bring light and hope to those who were oppressed, bending the laws of nature to reach those who doubted, and extending compassion to the hurting. He not only lived a life of passionate humanity, but …
              

    7/15/18 – The Most Interesting Man in the World – Wrong Way, Wrong Guy

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    Jesus is a fascinating individual. In the historical accounts of His life, He can be found breaking cultural norms to bring light and hope to those who were oppressed, bending the laws of nature to reach those who doubted, and extending compassion to the hurting. He not only lived a life of passionate humanity, but …
              

    +Weekend Extra – 6/7/18 – Finding Peace In Our Anxiety

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    +Weekend Extra with Josh Taylor and Pastor Ryan. There are always extra thoughts, topics, and insights that cannot be covered in the conversations on the weekend. The Weekend Extra is to help further the conversation from the message. In this episode Pastor Ryan discusses the sixth week’s conversation of The Most Interesting Man In The …
              

    7/8/18 – The Most Interesting Man in the World – He Brings Peace

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    Jesus is a fascinating individual. In the historical accounts of His life, He can be found breaking cultural norms to bring light and hope to those who were oppressed, bending the laws of nature to reach those who doubted, and extending compassion to the hurting. He not only lived a life of passionate humanity, but …
              

    7/1/18 – The Most Interesting Man in the World – He Satisfies The Soul

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    Jesus is a fascinating individual. In the historical accounts of His life, He can be found breaking cultural norms to bring light and hope to those who were oppressed, bending the laws of nature to reach those who doubted, and extending compassion to the hurting. He not only lived a life of passionate humanity, but …
              

    +Weekend Extra – 6/23/18 – Breaking Away From Safety and Comfort

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    +Weekend Extra with Nicole Mikoda and Pastor Ryan. There are always extra thoughts, topics, and insights that cannot be covered in the conversations on the weekend. The Weekend Extra is to help further the conversation from the message. In this episode Pastor Ryan discusses the fourth week’s conversation of The Most Interesting Man In The …
              

    6/24/18 – The Most Interesting Man in the World – He Sees the Heart

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    Jesus is a fascinating individual. In the historical accounts of His life, He can be found breaking cultural norms to bring light and hope to those who were oppressed, bending the laws of nature to reach those who doubted, and extending compassion to the hurting. He not only lived a life of passionate humanity, but …
              

    +Weekend Extra – 6/16/18 – Praying on a Bolder Level

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    +Weekend Extra with Pastor Joe and Pastor Ryan. There are always extra thoughts, topics, and insights that cannot be covered in the conversations on the weekend. The Weekend Extra is to help further the conversation from the message. In this episode Pastor Ryan discusses the third week’s conversation of The Most Interesting Man in the …
              

    6/17/18 – The Most Interesting Man in the World – His Powerful Words

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    Jesus is a fascinating individual. In the historical accounts of His life, He can be found breaking cultural norms to bring light and hope to those who were oppressed, bending the laws of nature to reach those who doubted, and extending compassion to the hurting. He not only lived a life of passionate humanity, but …
              

    +Weekend Extra – 6/9/18 – Faith in What We Haven’t Seen

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    +Weekend Extra with Nicole Mikoda and Pastor Ryan. There are always extra thoughts, topics, and insights that cannot be covered in the conversations on the weekend. The Weekend Extra is to help further the conversation from the message. In this episode Pastor Ryan discusses the second week’s conversation of The Most Interesting Man in the …
              

    6/10/18 – The Most Interesting Man in the World – He Can Transform

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    Jesus is a fascinating individual. In the historical accounts of His life, He can be found breaking cultural norms to bring light and hope to those who were oppressed, bending the laws of nature to reach those who doubted, and extending compassion to the hurting. He not only lived a life of passionate humanity, but …
              

    +Weekend Extra – 6/2/18 – The Desire for God

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    +Weekend Extra with Pastor Nate and Pastor Jeff. There are always extra thoughts, topics, and insights that cannot be covered in the conversations on the weekend. The Weekend Extra is to help further the conversation from the message. In this episode Pastor Jeff discusses the first week’s conversation of The Most Interesting Man in the …
              

    6/3/18 – The Most Interesting Man in the World – The Choice

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    Jesus is a fascinating individual. In the historical accounts of His life, He can be found breaking cultural norms to bring light and hope to those who were oppressed, bending the laws of nature to reach those who doubted, and extending compassion to the hurting. He not only lived a life of passionate humanity, but …
              

    5/27/18 – Life Intentionally – Give It Away

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    You know that Monday morning moment, when a co-worker asks about your weekend but you can’t remember what you did? Sometimes it feels like life is happening to us, not the other way around. This series, Life Intentionally, is an exploration of how a few simple shifts in our mindset can help us to live …
              

    5/20/18 – Life Intentionally – Live It

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    You know that Monday morning moment, when a co-worker asks about your weekend but you can’t remember what you did? Sometimes it feels like life is happening to us, not the other way around. This series, Life Intentionally, is an exploration of how a few simple shifts in our mindset can help us to live …
              

    5/13/18 – Life Intentionally – Know It

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    You know that Monday morning moment, when a co-worker asks about your weekend but you can’t remember what you did? Sometimes it feels like life is happening to us, not the other way around. This series, Life Intentionally, is an exploration of how a few simple shifts in our mindset can help us to live …
              

    5/6/18 – It’s What We Do – Love’s Persists

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    Love is not just a feeling. Real love involves action—it takes grit and is often messy. It’s what we do to care for the people around us, which ripples out into our communities, and even across the globe.It’s What We Do is an exciting, month-long initiative, discovering what it means to live from a place …
              

    4/21/18 – It’s What We Do – Love’s Response

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    Love is not just a feeling. Real love involves action—it takes grit and is often messy. It’s what we do to care for the people around us, which ripples out into our communities, and even across the globe.It’s What We Do is an exciting, month-long initiative, discovering what it means to live from a place …
              

    +Weekend Extra – 4/14/18 – It’s What We Do Challenge – Week 3

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    Love is not just a feeling. Real love involves action—it takes grit and is often messy. It’s what we do to care for the people around us, which ripples out into our communities, and even across the globe. It’s What We Do is an exciting, month-long initiative, discovering what it means to live from a …
              

    +Weekend Extra – 4/7/18 – It’s What We Do Challenge – Week 2

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    Love is not just a feeling. Real love involves action—it takes grit and is often messy. It’s what we do to care for the people around us, which ripples out into our communities, and even across the globe. It’s What We Do is an exciting, month-long initiative, discovering what it means to live from a …
              

    +Weekend Extra – 3/31/18 – It’s What We Do Challenge – Week 1

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    Love is not just a feeling. Real love involves action—it takes grit and is often messy. It’s what we do to care for the people around us, which ripples out into our communities, and even across the globe. It’s What We Do is an exciting, month-long initiative, discovering what it means to live from a …
              

    4/15/18 – It’s What We Do – Love Sees

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    Love is not just a feeling. Real love involves action—it takes grit and is often messy. It’s what we do to care for the people around us, which ripples out into our communities, and even across the globe.It’s What We Do is an exciting, month-long initiative, discovering what it means to live from a place …
              

    4/8/18 – It’s What We Do – Love Fights

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    Love is not just a feeling. Real love involves action—it takes grit and is often messy. It’s what we do to care for the people around us, which ripples out into our communities, and even across the globe.It’s What We Do is an exciting, month-long initiative, discovering what it means to live from a place …
              

    4/1/18 – It’s What We Do – Love Moves

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    Love is not just a feeling. Real love involves action—it takes grit and is often messy. It’s what we do to care for the people around us, which ripples out into our communities, and even across the globe.It’s What We Do is an exciting, month-long initiative, discovering what it means to live from a place …
              

    3/25/18 – Our Mixtape – From This Day Forward

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    Love and sex. These topics are never far from our minds. That’s why we’ll be exploring them in our next series, Our Mixtape: 7 Songs We Fell in Love To. From the first date to growing old together, our relationships are meant to be an adventure. With all the great aspects of true adventures – …
              

    3/18/18 – Our Mixtape – Stayin’ Alive

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    Love and sex. These topics are never far from our minds. That’s why we’ll be exploring them in our next series, Our Mixtape: 7 Songs We Fell in Love To. From the first date to growing old together, our relationships are meant to be an adventure. With all the great aspects of true adventures – …
              

    3/11/18 – Our Mixtape – I’m All Yours

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    Love and sex. These topics are never far from our minds. That’s why we’ll be exploring them in our next series, Our Mixtape: 7 Songs We Fell in Love To. From the first date to growing old together, our relationships are meant to be an adventure. With all the great aspects of true adventures – …