A Saint for today, St. Maximilian Kolbe

Who was Maximilian Kolbe?

He was a Polish Franciscan priest born in 1894. He entered the seminary and began studying in 1910 and in 1918 was ordained a priest. While in seminary he formed a group with 6 other men called the Militia Immaculata, an organization devoted to being an instrument of Mary, our Blessed Mother.

Why Mary?

As a young boy, he had a great devotion to Mary. He asked her, “What will become of me?” after his mother asked him the question. Maximilian had a vision in which Mary held out 2 crowns, one white for purity; the other red for martyrdom and asked which he chose. He chose both.

His life

As a priest, he worked in Poland and Japan. He founded a magazine, Knights of the Immaculata; two monasteries, one near Warsaw the other in Nagasaki. When WWII broke out he continued to work spreading the Gospel. He was considered a threat, was arrested in 1941 and sent to Auschwitz.

His death

A prisoner had escaped from the camp and as punishment, 10 men were randomly chosen to die by starvation. One man, called out when chosen, that he had children and a wife and could he be spared. The guards were indifferent but then Fr. Kolbe said he would take his place. So he did. After 3 weeks, 4 men had not yet died so they were given an injection of carbolic acid. Maximilian was one of those men. He died on the eve of a great Marian feast, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgen Mary.

Not Lukewarm Challenge

This week, when you feel indifferent or weighed down by life, pray the Hail Mary and ask Mary to help you.

Hail Mary,  Full of Grace,  The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Cook Quick, Easy Meals

Cook Quick Easy MealsEpisode 47–Cook Quick, Easy Meals

 

Families are eating at home more now than ever, and many working moms are looking for ways to cook quick, easy meals for their families.

Adrianna Cauthen, our resident chef,  loves to cook and bake and is the host of a YouTube channel called ‘Cooking at the Cauthen’s’, where she shows people how to make and bake delicious dishes.

Adrianna talks about some basic food supplies that people should have on their shelves and shares some quick easy ideas for meals.  She also gives suggestions for meals the kids can make in the kitchen. 

Additionally, Adrianna shares short-cuts and hacks that will allow moms to fix a fast, healthy meal.

She also talks about meals that can be prepared ahead of time and used at a later time.

 

 

 

More About Adrianna Cauthen

Adrianna is the resident chef in the Cauthen household. She loves to cook and bake and is the host of a YouTube channel called ‘Cooking at the Cauthen’s’, where she shows people how to make and bake delicious dishes.

In addition to her cooking talents, Adrianna is an accomplished pianist, who attends Clayton State University as a music major.  She has performed numerous times and won several music awards. She also owns and operates The Cauthen Piano Studio in Decatur, Georgia, and has been teaching private and group piano lessons for the past three years.

 

Helpful Resources:

 

AllrecipesAllRecipes.com

Are you looking for quick, easy meals to make for your family? AllRecipes.com has a variety of recipes that will enable you to cook a delicious meal every night of the week. Click the link above and explore the world of recipes, today.

 

America’s Test Kitchen

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster and the Test Kitchen cooks prepare America’s favorite recipes, passing along valuable tips as they go.

To watch episodes, and access recipes, click the link above.

 

 

 

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Confessing Where You Are In Jesus

Lucia is continuing her series on the Power of Your Confession.Lucia is continuing her series on the Power of Your Confession. On today’s show she shares the importance of Knowing and Confessing Where You Are or where you’re positioned in Jesus so you can live a victorious life.

If you, or someone you know, is living with depression, oppression, worry, doubt, unbelief, fear of your future or just fear in general, it may be because you don’t know where you’re positioned in Jesus Christ.

Lucia asks the question, “What if I told you, you could be so certain of where you are in Jesus, and that your position of power and authority has already qualified you to walk in victory?”, and then she answers that question for you.

When you were born again, the old you – the real you – your spirit man – was born again.  But that was not the end of it.  When Jesus was raised from the dead, you were raised from the dead! When Jesus ascended, you ascended! This is why the life you are living now is empowered by your faith in Jesus Christ.

Lucia encourages you to start seeing yourself the way God sees you!  Whatever Jesus had, whatever He did, you can have it and you can do it. Plus, where Jesus is seated now is where you are seated!!  Now, your confession is ‘I’m seating with Jesus at the right hand of Father God which is the place of authority!’

I would like to take a moment and thank our sponsor for this podcast, the ABC’s of Who I Am, at Lucia Claborn Ministries.  This resource will build your faith and help you confess who and what God says you are from A to Z according to the Word of God so you can walk in victory!  Lucia Claborn Ministries at LuciaClaborn.com is providing resources to build your faith and teach you who you are and what belongs to you according to the Word of God!

 When you get a revelation or a picture of where you’re seated and the power and authority you have as a child of God, you can enforce Satan’s defeat in your life every time he tries to bring something your way to hinder you or stop you and you can walk in victory!

Links mentioned in the podcast:
LuciaClaborn.com

Faith Builders for Victorious Living
Victory Thoughts

Lucia@LuciaClaborn.com

 

 

Faith

Do I act like what I read in the Bible is true? Faith. Just faith…Faith. In what? In who? How do I get it? How do I strengthen it? What happens when I feel like I’ve lost faith? Can I move mountains? Do I expect that to happen?

We look. We ask. We seek. We knock. We receive – through God’s goodness, mercy, and grace.

Do I act like what I read in the Bible is true? Faith. Just faith…

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today! This podcast is provided for you by Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women.  We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. Join with us as we come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor

This week on the Seriously Shauna Podcast there are new neighbors in town. And naturally, Shauna is suspicious.This week on the Seriously Shauna Podcast there are new neighbors in town. And naturally, Shauna is suspicious. There are some very sinister things a foot and, of course, Shauna is going to get to the bottom of it. And this isn’t some crazy invention in the webbed mind of Shauna’s head, but she speaks from actual experience with bad neighbors!!

Loud music is one of the chief complaints among those dwelling within the bounds of an HOA, and Shauna shares her experience that will leave you gasping, and then cheering for her victory Silence does not equal compliance!!

Please join us for this fun and relatable episode. Share your experiences with terrible neighbors, or if you are a terrible neighbor, write to us at: idea@seriouslyshauna.com

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Revolutionary Stewardship Podcast

The Revolutionary Stewardship Podcast is a program centered on discussing modern day financial concerns and applying Biblical wisdom to guide us.Are you aware that money is the most discussed topic in scripture? In fact, it is discussed over 2300 times. The Lord knew we were going to struggle with our financial stewardship and gave us a magnitude of instruction on how to handle those issues. The Revolutionary Stewardship Podcast is a program centered on discussing modern day financial concerns and applying Biblical wisdom to guide us. We dig deep into God’s guidance on investing, estate planning, and wealth transfer.

Meet Jay Dee Schurz, Pastor, Certified Kingdom Advisor™, Certified Stewardship Instructor, and Host of the “Revolutionary Stewardship” podcast

Jay has dedicated his life to providing education to those people seeking to align their faith and values with their stewardship. Jay spent the early part of his life serving in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman for 12 years and has served in the financial industry since 1996.

Do you have a question? Email jay at jschurz@vanderbiltsecurities.com

Visit my website here www.kingdomplanadvisory.com

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All Men Are Created Equal

All Men Are Created Equal | Do you believe that all men are created equal? If you are a Christian this truth has been ingrained into you from the beginning of your faith journey. In this episode, we will discuss the issues of our times and how we can combat hate with love. | #christianpodcast #allareequal #Godlovesall #God #Christ #ChristianityAll Men Are Created Equal – Episode 154

Do you believe that all men are created equal? If you are a Christian this truth has been ingrained into you from the beginning of your faith journey. In this episode, we will discuss the issues of our times and how we can combat hate with love.

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What has happened to our world where people of dignity do what is wrong in with a sense of right? Yeah, I’m purposely being vague here because most of us can’t even agree on what is right and what is wrong. There is anger and division that has been sowed on our streets and the discord is taken to levels we have never seen in this country.

We know that the evil one is running scared and rampant and into the hearts and minds of those who are weak and can be manipulated. How strong are you? Can you be manipulated by evil – can you turn against those you love for the sake of being right? I see long time relationships crumbling. If I say that all people are created equal I can be seen as insensitive. But, it is the truth and we are – so where do we go from here?

All men are created equal – yet from the beginning of time we were at war with each other. First the rebellion of Adam and Eve against God’s perfect plan and then with their children,  Cain and Able – brother against brother.

The Bible warns us of this in Matthew 10: 21-23

 “Brothers will turn against their own brothers and hand them over to be killed. Fathers will hand over their own children to be killed. Children will fight against their own parents and will have them killed. Everyone will hate you because you follow me. But the one who remains faithful to the end will be saved. When you are treated badly in one city, go to another city. I promise you that you will not finish going to all the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes again.”

God did not decree that one set of people is over another set that is manmade. In the history of our world, we see that stronger men tend to rule over the weaker. There were pharaohs in Egypt, Kings, and Queens in Europe and royalty throughout.

We see that even in the United States of America men tried to rule over men in the form of slavery and prejudice. I grew up in an immigrant family and we were looked down upon at different times yet we were taught to hold our heads high, to work hard, and to look to God for all our help and answers. My family excelled and while not wealthy were very comfortable with their livings, although I did have uncles and cousins who reached millionaire status. Yet, prejudice will always be in the hearts of men who do not look to God for all their answers. Is it right? No, and we as a people should not stand for it, but it begins with the one person you have jurisdiction and authority over, and that is you. Begin with yourself.

Our constitution has the words in the Declaration of Independence. Let me read a section to you, you should read it yourself. “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Friends, when we allowed the “powers that be” to push God out of the schools and out of the hearts of our children we get anarchy and a sense of despondency. What does the Bible say about equality?

Genesis 1:27 – So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; man and female he created him.

Romans 2:11 – For God shows no partiality.

Proverbs 22:2 – The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is maker of them all.

Galatians 3:28 – There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Acts 10:34 – So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality…

and the final one that I love, James 2:8-9

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.

That my friends is the key! The golden rule – love others as you want to be loved yourself. Sounds narcissistic but it is true. We should not show partiality but we must stand true to what the Scriptures say and that is there is not one that is better than others.

Truths:

  1. All men were created in the image of God. God doesn’t make junk.
  2. People who elevate themselves over others are called bullies.
  3. If you think you are better than others, try walking on water.
  4. Everyone is a child of God – even if they shun the creator, He still loves them.
  5. If you want to be blessed, try out giving God.

If we are joyful we will share joy. If we are hopeful we will share hope. You may be the only Christian people see and in that way our responsibility is huge! How do you respond, how do you act? Is it with kindness and love? We must pray for each other, for our world and for a sense of brotherhood and unity to come into our hearts and poor into others.

Let’s pray:
Dear Lord you didn’t create junk, we are created in your image and we love you. We praise you that you are a God of justice and we ask that justice reign over our world and our hearts. It starts with us Lord, so make us strong in order to combat the evil one in our world, we ask for love and joy that surpasses all understanding and I bring you these prayers and petitions: And, I pray this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Matchmaker

This week’s episode is another riveting edition of Train Wreck Television. We explore the fascinating realm of matchmaking in the Indian culture.This week’s episode is another riveting edition of Train Wreck Television. We explore the fascinating realm of matchmaking in the Indian culture. Every culture has a Yenta – who knew! Shauna will give in-depth commentary on the in’s and out’s of this new, err, old phenomenon telling you details your never knew you needed to know!

She not only shares this gem of a show but gives her own ideas and thoughts on matchmaking in today’s society. Can you even handle the anticipation?!

We also discover what it’s like to have teenage boys in the hormonal stage of life. Thank God they have a mother who will take care of everything! 😁

Tune into this week’s episode, like and subscribe, and give us a five-star review!

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Please remember, times are difficult and different for all of us. We all handle the changes and uncertainty in different ways. If you are struggling, reach out to someone you trust and share your concerns. If you’d like a listening ear, we are available to offer encouragement in this dark time, reach out to shauna@seriouslyshaunapodcast.com

Managing Your Mental Health

Managing Your Mental Health

Episode 46–Managing Your Mental Health

 

Managing your mental health can be a real challenge these days.

As working women who are managing work and families, we’re all under a great deal of stress.  Because of COVID-19, and the civil unrest that’s taking place in our nation, we now carry an additional burden.

Dr. Danita Thompson, a licensed family and marriage therapist, shares specific things can we do to find respite and relief.

She talks about things to do to create enough space from the other members of your household if you working from home.

She also shares about things to do to maintain relationships with people outside of your household during COVID-19.

 

 

 

 

Managing your mental health

More About Dr. Danita Thompson

Dr. Danita Thompson is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and the founder and clinical director of Mending Hearts Family Counseling in Burlington, NJ. 

Dr. Danita is also the founder of Hope Haven at Mending Hearts- a mental health training, prevention, and intervention ministry for faith leaders.

In addition to her work as a therapist, she serves with her husband as the Executive Pastor of Mending Hearts Kingdom Church which is also located in Florence, NJ.

 

 

 

 

Mending Hearts Family CounselingMending Hearts Family Counseling

Mending Hearts Family Counseling is a place where families, children, couples, and individuals can come to find help and work through challenges during difficult times in their lives.

 

 

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Confessing What You Are in Jesus

Join Lucia as she continues her series on the Power of Your Confession and shares the importance of Confessing What You are in Jesus so you can live a victorious life.Join Lucia as she continues her series on the Power of Your Confession and shares the importance of Confessing What You are in Jesus so you can live a victorious life.

According to God’s Word, as a born-again child of God, you are everything God says you are, whether you are experiencing it in your life right or not!  If you’re not living at the level of victory you desire, today’s your day to build your faith and start the changing process by changing the words you’re speaking!

Lucia shares she began walking into victory when she began changing the words she was speaking!  She learned that God created His children to be winners, overcomers, and more than conquerors regardless of what their life looks like at the moment!  She went from living a defeated life in their health and finances into an overcoming life where she now walks in victory!

Special thanks to the sponsor for this podcast, The ABC’s of Who I Am, at Lucia Claborn Ministries.  This resource will build your faith and help you confess who and what God says you are from A to Z according to the Word of God so you can walk in victory!  Lucia Claborn Ministries at LuciaClaborn.com is providing resources to build your faith and teach you who you are and what belongs to you according to the Word of God!

Your confession from the Word of God must be what He says you are if you want to overcome in life and live the victorious life God created you to live!  If you have overcome and conquered things in your life, God has more for you!  Second Corinthians 2:14 in the Message Bible say, “In the Messiah, in Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade.”

As you begin to see yourself the way God sees you and confess what He says about you, you’re speaking His life into your life and releasing His power into your life to help you enforce Satan’s defeat so you can walk in victory!

Links mentioned in the podcast:
LuciaClaborn.com

Faith Builders for Victorious Living
Victory Thoughts

Lucia@LuciaClaborn.com

 

Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences is an excerpt from the book: Fr. Kevin’s Korner. His words of wit and wisdom were originally shared as articles written for the Magnificat Newsletter during the 16 years he served as Magnificat’s Spiritual Advisor.Truth or Consequences is an excerpt from the book: Fr. Kevin’s Korner. His words of wit and wisdom were originally shared as articles written for the Magnificat Newsletter during the 16 years he served as Magnificat’s Spiritual Advisor. Fr. Kevin went home to the Lord in 2018. His meditation is read for us today by Tom Green.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. Through the Magnificat Podcast, we can come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

Fr. Kevin’s Korner is available in hard copy or eBook through Amazon.  Visit us a www.magnifica-ministry.net to find out more about Magnificat!

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear | Overcoming fear is something that is important and real for all time, but especially for this present time in which we live. In this episode, we will discuss how we can allow fear to rule our lives or combat it with the spiritual tools we have freely available to us. | #podcast #christianpodcast #overcomingfear #faithoverfear #perfectlovecastsoutfear #fearlessChristians #Christians #Christ #christianfaithOvercoming Fear – Episode 153

Overcoming fear is something that is important and real for all time, but especially for this present time in which we live. In this episode, we will discuss how we can allow fear to rule our lives or combat it with the spiritual tools we have freely available to us.

Sponsor Media Angels, Inc. – One More Child book — A Few Minutes With God

Are you fearful? If so, join the club with many of my friends on Facebook. It seems that everyone is fearful of something and angry and upset. Fear is something that creeps in without us even expecting it and then it quickly turns to anger, because fear is a great motivator of self-preservation. And if we are fearful we tend to lash out.

Do you know about the tools you have in your arsenal as a Christian? The spiritual tools? Well, let me introduce you to a few:

  1. The Word. The Bible is filled with the tools we need to overcome the evil one. The armor of Christ comes to mind – Ephesians 6:10-18
  2. Our faith. Our faith will sustain us but needs to be shored up – that is why we watch uplifting shows or videos and we listen to podcasts that will enrich and encourage our faith journey.
  3. Our community. This is our family first, then our friends. We have a prayer force that is very strong if it is used wisely (no gossip – just the prayer request, and it does not need to be specific. God knows.)

Let’s start with the Word of God. The word became flesh and dwelt among us – why wouldn’t we call on the Holy Name of God?

John 1:14 – The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Friends, as I share these scriptures with you write them down and read and memorize the verses that you can call to mind in a time of need. If you need a quick prayer, try the Jesus prayer. Invoking the name of Christ is all you need. Another quick prayer is, Jesus I Trust In You – this comes from the Divine Mercy prayer.

At the Name of Jesus – every knee will bow and tongue profess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Philippians 2:9-11

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

We know that perfect love cast out all fear, or as the Scriptures so eloquently puts it in 1 John 4:18 But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment.

Fear is horrible and it is crippling. Every time you are fearful turn to the Scriptures. And, this is food for thought. If we do not fear death we have nothing to fear. If our life with God is on a solid foundation why do we fear? Nothing will happen without the permissive will of God, especially over the elements. God is the God of all. He parted the waters of the Red Sea. I believe there is a time of persecution coming – and it is already here in some places of the world – but I also know that if we stay vigilant and in prayer HE will protect us. If not we get to see Him sooner! I know that alone will cause some of you to become worried, but we do not know the time or place, the hour when the Lord is coming back. If we are a Christian our hope is in Christ. Period.

So many people today are paralyzed with fear and are angry. They are angry that people don’t understand or see their side of things or are just plain evil. Groups and sides are aligned with no middle ground. What happened to brotherhood, sisterhood, and praying for each other? Only the silent majority is silent. I’m not saying to go out there and slam into people as people slam into you. I’m saying that our voices can be heard where they really count, in prayer, and in the Divine will of God. Do what he tells you. This is what Mary said, the mother of Jesus at the wedding feast of Cana. She said to listen to the Lord and then you can watch miracles happen, in your own life and in the lives of others.

We are in a time where the scriptures say that we will be against each other this level of anger is unprecedented. I have never seen more sparing of brother against brother and sister against sister. We are in a war of words where right is considered wrong and wrong is right. You can not post an opinion on social media without the people who know better swoop down to tell you you are wrong. The question is not of right and wrong it is of principalities of darkness.

The Bible warns us of this in Matthew 10: 21-23

 “Brothers will turn against their own brothers and hand them over to be killed. Fathers will hand over their own children to be killed. Children will fight against their own parents and will have them killed. Everyone will hate you because you follow me. But the one who remains faithful to the end will be saved. When you are treated badly in one city, go to another city. I promise you that you will not finish going to all the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes again.”

The Son of Man, the second person of the Trinity has already come and as we read in the Scriptures, will come again. God told us in the 10 Commandments – Thou Shalt Not Kill.  Yet abortion is still running rampant in our cities – and people today even Christians do not think that pro-life politicians is the only issue we should be concerned about. Friends, Pro-life as the ultimate issue. We look at our conveniences and our livelihoods but we do not think the murdering of innocent children is evil? No wonder we live in fear.

Do we have love? Does perfect love cast out all fear? Let’s look at 1 John 17-20

This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world, we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.

Let us Pray:

Lord help us to love each other – give me the words to mend fences, to love my neighbor to love those who persecute me for righteousness sake. Dear Lord please cast out the fear in my life. I ask for the following prayers – and I pray this in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Standards and Attachment

July 31 is the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola. One of the greatest gifts St. Ignatius gave the Church is the Spiritual Exercises.  The Spiritual Exercises are a way to grow closer to God, to learn to live for him and for the world. In week 2, day 4 of the Exercises he leads you through a meditation on the two standards and then on attachment.

The Two Standards

Do we choose God or the evil one? That is the question. If we choose God, then all of our actions and decisions flow from that choice. If we choose the evil one, our actions and decisions flow from there. Do we want to live for God and orient our lives toward him or not? The answer will help or hinder us in our spiritual lives.

Attachment

How attached are we to material goods? Or our own needs, ideas, and desires? How attached are we to our life, to good health, to money? I tell the story Ignatius uses as an example, a person who comes into a large sum of money. What does she do with it? It is a reminder not to hold on tightly to our own desires but to follow God’s will. When we can follow his lead in all things, we learn to be attached first and most firmly to him.

Our Not Lukewarm challenge this week

Pray the Suscpice prayer morning and evening. 

For more about St. Ignatius, take a look at my website.

Get Hired to Write

Get Hired to Write

Episode 45–Get Hired to Write

“Get Hired to Write” is all about helping women tap into other talents that they may not be aware that they possess, and expand their earning potential.

With the COVID-19 health threat, some teachers are thinking about leaving their profession because they’re afraid of going back into a traditional classroom setting. 

Some of them feel that they don’t have many options. Some are choosing to quit their jobs and lose income and benefits. Others have decided to go back to an unsafe environment and risk their lives. 

As a contributing writer for the past 12 years, and as someone who has owned and operated a public relations business, I am here to tell you that there is money to be made in the field of writing, and I want to encourage you to consider it as a career. 

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Be The One

Be The One ... “Lord, I can’t do that! Me??? I’m not worthy….” Sound familiar? Well, if this is how you feel, you have plenty of company.Be The One … “Lord, I can’t do that! Me??? I’m not worthy….” Sound familiar? Well, if this is how you feel, you have plenty of company. Scripture is full of folks who believed they could not do what they were being called to do or felt they were not worthy of doing what they had been called to do by God. Let’s look at few examples today of “Lord, I can’t” and how God turns that around.  He simply calls us to be the one who says “yes” and to trust Him to do the rest.

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today. We pray that today maybe a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast. May the Lord speak to each heart the words He wants us to hear!

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness, and are called to “go and bear fruit, fruit that will last” (John 15:16). Join with us as we come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

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Fearless Faith Journey

Fearless Faith Journey | How do we have a fearless faith journey when our lives are fearful and full of confusion? In this episode, we will discuss how our journey should be one with hope instead of fear, and we should not be afraid. | #podcast #christianpodcast #fearlessfaith #christianfaith #christian #faithjourneyFearless Faith Journey –  152

How do we have a fearless faith journey when our lives are fearful and full of confusion? In this episode, we will discuss how our journey should be one with hope instead of fear, and we should not be afraid.

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Our fearless faith journey looks different depending on where we are in our lives. If we are young, our journey has just started and as we age we are wiser (I call wisdom learning from our past mistakes and making an oath not to do them again!) And, in the sense we now see this journey with a rearview mirror and some of us like what we see and the others want to forget. There are some things that keep us pinned down unable to move forward in our faith journey. These things are:

  1. Fear
  2. Regret
  3. Paralysis

Many people base their feelings on emotion and what is happening in their relationships but if our relationship with the Lord is on a solid ground out a relationship with our loved ones, our friends will all fall into place. (Podcast on Relationship with Christ here)

Life is a journey and so is our faith. We plan for our lives, our retirement our vacations. We plan for futures but we don’t look at our faith the same way. For some, it is a one-time acceptance. I’ve accepted the Lord Jesus as my Savior, I have repented of my sins and I promise to sin no more, Amen. And that is it – then they live their lives as if they don’t have a care in the world and no outward sign to others of what they have been given. A gift of eternal life. How can we not want to shout it from the rooftops? “JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!” This is a precious gift that some have accepted on their life journey and they don’t ever tell anyone about it!

We begin as baby Christians on a path where we don’t really know what we are doing or what is expected of us. Many think that Christianity is a list of what we need to give up! In fact, the list is more extensive the more someone has lived. God doesn’t say, don’t have fun and live your life in sackcloth and contemplation of your past sins. No, Jesus has died for our sins and all we need to do is release them.

Fearless Faith Journey

Faith is freeing and sin bogs us down, it gives us anxiety it makes us feel horrible. We are built with a conscience whether you like it or not. Let’s say you steal and you are not caught, how does that make you feel? If you have a well-formed conscience you will feel horrible. Picture this, a clear glass that is brilliant and multi-faceted. The light that is pure can flow through the glass and in the glass. Now put the glass in a pit of mud, and what do we have … we have glass that is dirty and the light filters through there and there but mostly is blocked from entering. That is the state of our souls when we sin and have an absence of God – and for many of us, we don’t even see it. Lying. Gossip. Anger. Self-Righteousness. Stealing. Killing. and so forth.

When we see rioting or looting we think, “How can people do this?” We see evil for evil. We see good for good. Others may not see this as clearly or if they do, they chose evil.

Our faith journey has ups and downs but that happens when we forget that Jesus is Lord and God reigns. We forget and we become sad or despondent. We take the cross of illness, anxiety, stress, and allow it to bog us down to the point that we are indeed paralyzed and fearful. The question is how do we get past these roadblocks in life?

Write them down. Right now. Stop this audio and write down what is preventing you from your travels, your personal life journey. What are you holding on to? What can you not let go of? What fear is overwhelming you? What is the issue in your life that has no solution? Our fearless faith journey begins with these five point:

  1. Remember that we have been redeemed by the Lord ~ Revelations 5:11

    11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice they were saying:

    “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
    to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
    and honor and glory and praise!”

    2. Jesus has already died and paid the price for our sins – do you believe, truly? If so, why are you fearful?

    3. God the Son, the eternal word became flesh and dwelt among us in order to share in our life in all things except sin. Have you given your life to Christ and invite Him to walk alongside you?

    4. Every issue in life has a solution, but sometimes the answer is not we want.

    5. Our hope is in the Lord and in no other.

    Recently I heard a sermon and it was beautiful in that the Priest reminded us that our hope is in Christ he talked about praying and I felt that sometimes when we pray we can use different words. We can learn so much from the Scriptures – what did Martha and Mary say to the Lord when their brother Lazurus was sick? “Lord, the one that you love is sick.” Take those words and apply them to your own prayers – Lord the one that you love is fearful, Lord the one that you love is worried, unemployed, hurt by the words of someone they love…” We can use these words as we pray and the needs in our life and the needs of others.

Our journey in life should be joyous and fulfilling. It should be rich with the knowledge that we are not going it alone. Who do you have in your life? Even though I can not see you I know that you are listening and I have so many of you in my life, I pray for you and you pray for me. It is a journey we are talking together. This journey of life is not lonely if we have the Lord. It is full of richness and love, a love that flows our of us and can’t help but spill onto others.

I pray that your journey begins to improve that those uphill battles begin to even out, that those dips in the road become filled with the sweetness and joy that comes from knowing that God has not forsaken you, and He is right there alongside you – only if you have asked Him to come into your heart and onto the road of life.

Let’s pray:
Dear God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – thank you for filling me with joy as I teach today’s session and I ask that you allow this joy to filter through the airwaves to those who are listening. Give them a sense of you alongside them on this journey of life, allow them to see your hand in their lives and be thankful. Dear Lord help us and come with us as we continue on toward the journey of life and our faith journey. Allow it to become deeper and deeper with more of you and less of us. I pray for the following intentions: And, I pray this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Jesus is The High Priest of Your Confession

Lucia continues her series on the Power of Your Confession as she shares Jesus is your Advocate and Satan is your adversary, your accuser, or your enemy so you need to be aware of the words you’re speaking because they will either empower your Advocate or your Adversary!Lucia continues her series on the Power of Your Confession as she shares Jesus is your Advocate and Satan is your adversary, your accuser, or your enemy so you need to be aware of the words you’re speaking because they will either empower your Advocate or your Adversary!

Revelations 12:10 says, “the one who accuses them before our God day and night.”  Because Satan is a legalist and doesn’t understand the gift of Grace, He’s using the Law against you and accusing you with his words before Father God for everything you do.

However, God’s made a way to help you! He gave you a public defender, an advocate, who is above reproach and knows the Law.  Father God is your Judge and He’s already judged you righteous!  He’s the Judge that taught your defender and advocate everything about the Law, and He’s constantly making intercession for you at the right hand of Father God.

Thank you to our sponsor for this podcast, The ABC’s of Who I Am, at Lucia Claborn Ministries.  This resource will build your faith and help you confess who God says you are from A to Z so you can walk in victory!  Lucia Claborn Ministries at LuciaClaborn.com is providing resources to build your faith and teach you who you are according to the Word of God!

Hebrews 3:1 say Jesus is the High Priest of your confession so when you combine His High Priestly function with His legal function of being your advocate, He becomes the counsel for your defense and the High Priest of your confession.

Jesus paid a high price on the cross with His shed Blood to set you free and His Blood is still your defense.  Although Satan is accusing you before Father God, Jesus defends you in two ways.  The first is that He’s always making intercession for you at the right hand of Father God, and as you make your faith confessions by speaking the Word of God, He becomes the Great High Priest of your confession.  This is why your positive, faith-confession is of the utmost importance to live a victorious life!  If you don’t speak the Word of God or if you have a negative confession, you give Satan the power to convict and defeat you.

Speaking positive, faith confessions is a Spiritual Law that God put into effect for your benefit to help you walk in victory. You can apply this Law to your life everyday with your faith-filled words.

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Faith Builders for Victorious Living
Victory Thoughts

Homeschool Homies

Join Shauna as she shares the good, the bad, and the ugly of homeschooling! You will walk away knowing what you need to make the right decision for you and your family.So, you’re considering homeschooling, but you want to hear the truth? You want the truth? YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH! (dated movie reference for $500, please, Alex)… I have been homeschooling for a whole buncha years and I am here to help! I will tell you the good, the bad, the ugly. You will walk away knowing what you need to make the right decision for you and your family.

If my generation can survive the seventies, your generation can survive this time in history.

Are there questions you have but are afraid to ask? Are their misconceptions about yourself and your own abilities that you are questioning? I will try and answer those elephant in the room questions!

It’s not a political podcast – it’s a common sense one…

Join me this week. Ask the hard questions. Make the hard choices. I will support you, even if you choose differently than me.

I encourage you to reach out to me. I have a personal network of homeschooling mom’s and communities all over the country – WE. WILL. Help. You. Contact me at: shauna@seriouslyshaunapodcast.com

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An Interview & Book Notes with Christina Semmens

Welcome to Christina Semmens, author, speaker and spiritual mentor from Say Yes to Holiness. Christina’s book, Say Yes, Discovering Purpose, Peace and Abundance in your Daily Life was written in response to her own personal experiences and others who are seeking to become saints. A convert to Catholicism, Christina’s life change when a friend invited her to a Good Friday service in a Catholic church. She has a personal encounter with Christ and eventually joined the Catholic Church in 1989. Since then, she has been on a journey to wholeness, growing in virtue each day, living out her faith.

Her book is bilingual, English and Spanish, and focusing on 3 themes: Discovering Deep Purpose, Encountering Authentic Peace, and Embracing Abiding Abundance. Each theme is fully developed, leading you deeper and deeper into your own personal path to holiness.

She talks about being intentional, being aware and the need for a response. How are we living out our faith every day? Christina talks about 4 steps: prayer/meditation, the sacraments, growing daily in virtue and abandoning yourself to God’s will. While she has examples of different ways to engage in these, there is no one size fits all. It is a process, not a program.

I have read parts of her book and cannot wait to get a hard copy of it. I know I’ll want to underline and make notes in it!

To learn more about Christina Semmens go to her website or Facebook page. To receive book notes and news beginning on July 31, text 66866 with say yes to holiness and you’ll be able to stay up to date on what’s new!

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the not lukewarm challenge

 

For the Not Lukewarm challenge, Christine suggests a daily examen and gave a brief outline: 1 What are you grateful for from your day? What could you have done better? Ask forgiveness for your failings. And ask for a good night’s rest and to do better tomorrow.

 

Out of the Abundance of Your Heart

Lucia’s continues her series on the Power of Your Confession and shares that what’s in your heart in abundance comes out of your mouth. Lucia’s continues her series on the Power of Your Confession and shares that what’s in your heart in abundance comes out of your mouth.  Luke 6:45 says, A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.”

These words are what’s controlling your life. God’s plan is for you to live in victory while you’re here on the earth.

If you want your life to change, you have to change what’s in your heart and what’s coming out of your mouth.  You have to give God something to work with, so you need to speak the Word of God!  You are the one who can decide what your life will be like because God designed His system to work that way.

The best way to move forward in life is to let the Word of God get down in your heart so there’s in an abundance of it in your heart. Then when you open your mouth, the Word of God comes out and God will confirm His Word in your life.

I would like to take a moment and thank our sponsor for this podcast, the ABC’s of Who I Am, at Lucia Claborn Ministries.  Learn and confess who God says you are from A to Z so you can walk in victory!  Lucia Claborn Ministries at LuciaClaborn.com is providing resources to build your faith and teach you who you are according to the Word of God!

What you believe, think and say about your condition, circumstances, and situations is what’s already in your heart.  This is why it’s so important to read your Bible, find God’s promise for your condition or situation, and meditate the Word of God so you can hide it in your heart and speak it out in faith.

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Homeschool Help for Working Moms

Homeschool Help for Working Moms

Episode 44–Homeschool Help for Working Moms

 

Due to COVID-19, many schools have decided to do school online. The Working Woman Radio Show wants to provide homeschool help for working moms who are feeling stressed.

Angela Paul, the CEO of Math Plus Educational Services, talks with us about a variety of options for working parents to get help and support with online learning for their kids.

Mrs. Paul has also partnered with The Working Woman Radio Show to provide a local service called SchoolShare Atlanta. SchoolShare Atlanta is a parent-to-parent education sharing directory that will enable parents to reach out to each other for assistance. It will provide parents with a community of people who can share the responsibilities of supervising children who are learning at home.

 

 

 

 

More About Angela Paul

Angela Paul is the CEO of Math Plus Educational Services and has tutored and taught math and science for over 30 years. She was educated at MIT and Georgia Institute of Technology where she obtained a master’s degree in chemical engineering.

Mrs. Paul is the former director of the Northeast Independent Prep Academy.

 

 

Homeschool Help for Working MomsSchoolShare Atlanta

SchoolShare Atlanta is a database for working parents in the metro-Atlanta area. Created by The Working Women Radio Show, it will provide a resource for parents who want to share the responsibilities of supervising children who are learning at home.

SchoolShare Atlanta will also point parents to additional educational resources to help better their child’s learning experience. For more information, visit The Working Woman Radio Show page.

 

 

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Camp Shauna

 Let’s talk about the time Shauna went to summer camp.Camp Shauna

Let’s talk about the time Shauna went to summer camp. Why would anyone in their right mind think it a good idea to put her in charge of a group of girls? Haven’t we learned that lesson before?

Since we are all experiencing a different way of living, we are going to take a look back to when Shauna was a camp counselor. We will explore the world of kid’s camp and everything there is to love about it.

Shauna has her own idea of what camp should be and it sounds like a dream. Don’t discount the power of camp food, and never touch anything laying on the camp dorm room floor.

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Relationship with Christ

Relationship with Christ|  Relationships come and go and yet with Christ, the relationship is everlasting. In this episode, we will explore the meaning of hope, the senselessness of fear, and the relationship that keeps on giving! | #podcast #christianpodcast #relationshipwithChrist #relationshipwithGod #christianrelationships Relationship with Christ – Episode 151

Relationships come and go and yet with Christ, the relationship is everlasting. In this episode, we will explore the meaning of hope, the senselessness of fear, and the relationship that keeps on giving!

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We all know about relationships and how much work they take. If we were sitting together in a room filled with 100 or more people we could share our experiences and I bet they would be all over the board in many cases but the essence would look like this:

  1. Relationships are wonderful and precious.
  2. Relationships take work.
  3. Relationships can be horrible and scar you for life.

We’ve all had ups and downs in our relationship and my list of one through three is the gamut from everything is wonderful to it was the biggest train wreck ever. But our in-person relationships would be wonderful if we have a solid relationship with God. There is no way we can be loving, generous, and kind without the love, generosity, and kindness poured into us by God.

While our relationships with others may not work out our relations with the Lord will always work out! We can be sure of the love of God is endless and unending. God loves us no matter what, His love is unconditional.

How can we love someone we have not spent time getting to know? We can’t. Yet, we expect to have a relationship with Christ that is amazing and wonderful, and yet so many of us do not want to put any time into it … yes, there is that pesky word again. Time. Just a few minutes, a few minutes with God. The refrain has been used over and over in my podcasts, but it is so true. Without spending time with God in His Word, in listening during times of quiet, in watching good and wholesome shows and videos that encourage an uplift us and do not terrify us!

So much of what I see shared are videos that want to scare us into submission or into a panic. The idea of the world ending has always been an age-old issue. The Bible talks about world destruction. The world-wide flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomora. And, we are currently living in a time that is as bad as those days, so of course, the people who make videos are going on an on about the end of times. But fear is not from God. In addition, the Lord himself told us that we were not to fear but to realize the (Matthew 24:35) “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

Matthew 24 – beginning with verse 32 and ending at verse 32 is amazing – I will read you a section of this in regard to the Lord assuring us about the end of time… Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

A couple of noteworthy phrases I want to mention:

  1. No one knows the hour – not the angels or the Son
  2. We should be watchful
  3. The hour will be when we least expect it.

We need to worry not about the day or time – but about the state of our souls. Where are we in our relationship with Jesus – do we truly have a relationship with the King of King, the Lord of Lords, the Bright morning star, the Alpha and the Omega? Or do we just think of the Lord as there always, and use as needed?

Relationships take work friends, and our work takes all of our time. I am guilty of this as well, yet when I go to my Lord, when I picture myself resting my head on his shoulder I am filled with the truth that He has not forsaken me. He is waiting and he is ready. The question is – am I ready? Are you ready? Where are you spending your time?

Relationship with Christ

How can we work on our relationship with Christ? Realizing these truths:

  1. If we are fearful that means we don’t trust – so trust God!
  2. Praise God each day. One of the easiest ways to enjoy the day is to begin by thanking God for our life.
  3. Don’t fear death. Death is everlasting life without sadness, pain, or anger. It is a place of happiness and joy – so get ready!
  4. Remember, each day is precious. Set up reminders if you can not find the time to spend with the Lord – plan it, and stick to the plan.
  5. Enjoy your relationships with your family and your friends. Seek out the good in others and bless them with a smile and pray for those who irritate you!

Let’s pray –

Dear Lord, we are a people that long for you and we will never be satisfied unless we have you in our life. Our souls thirst for fulfillment but nothing on this earth will fulfill us as you can. Please Lord, help me to see this as I continue to grow in my relationship with you. Help me to find the time, give me more time for this purpose. Dear Lord I pray for the following intentions: (prayer request here), I praise you and I thank you, for hearing me and providing for our needs, and I pray this in Jesus’ precious Name. Amen.

Confusion? Chaos? Turn to God

In the past few weeks, I have found myself saying “I don’t know” far too often. I was starting to annoy myself and honestly, feeling a bit dumb. It was not possible that I don’t know that much. But there is much confusion and maybe even chaos happening and it can be hard to have answers to even simple questions, especially involving other people or making plans to go places.

But in all of that, I realized I may now know, but God does. He always has and always will. And so, rather than say “I don’t know” and leave it there, turn it into prayer. Follow your “I don’t know” with an aspiration. A short, one-line prayer asking for something in the moment. Some examples of aspirations are:

  • Bless the Lord, my soul! Lord, my God, you are great indeed! Psalm 104:1
  • I surrender it all to you, Jesus.
  • Come Holy Spirit!
  • Be with me in this time and place.
  • Give me your strength, Lord.
  • Be the Lord of my life. (from Lord of my Life by Matt Maher)
  • Heal me Jesus, body, mind and soul, of everything that is not of you.
  • All will be well. (Julian of Norwich)
  • You are precious in my eyes and honored and I love you. Isaiah 43:4a
  • I ask for grace Father, to do the next thing.

In time, the aspiration may even come before the “I don’t know” ad then you may have a real answer to the question.

Difficult times can be a burden or a chance to turn to God. Turn to him, ask for help, he wants to love us. Turn to his word, Psalms 91 and 104 have been particularly helpful to me lately.

the not lukewarm challenge

 

Our challenge this week: whenever you say “I don’t know” say an aspiration afterward. Hopefully, after a few days, you’ll say it before you answer the questions! What is your favorite aspiration?

I Was Pondering … Accidentals: 3-Minute Meditations

Accidentals – 3 Minute Meditations

Luke 2:19 tells us “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.”  Some Bible versions say, “She pondered.” The original Greek word for ponder is sumballo which means to “throw together.” Think of these 3-minute meditations as a throwing together of thoughts, ideas, and reflections related to a particular topic.  They are not meant to be teachings, but rather invitations and perhaps helps to reflecting more deeply in your own heart.

Today’s topic is “Accidentals”. “Accidentals” are what we can perceive with our senses: sight, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. Accidentals are just appearances. We generally contrast them with “substance” which describes the essence or true being. The Eucharist’s essence is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us today! This podcast is provided for you by Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women.  We pray that today may be a special day in your life as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ among us through this podcast.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. Join with us as we come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

We encourage you to join us as we pray, learn, and experience what God can do in our lives if we let Him!

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Words Effect Your Life

Words Effect Your Life! Join Lucia as she welcomes Duane Crabtree to the show. Join Lucia as she welcomes Duane Crabtree to the show.  Duane shares how he has become optimistic in spite of various test and trials that he’s encountered in his life and our current conditions.

 

He explains how he made one decision that led him to experience more peace, more calmness, and more joy in his life.  Being positive and thankful…recognizing every good thing in his life and the world around him…has helped him live a life of fulfillment.

 

Making the decision to slow his life down by quitting one of his two full-time jobs has allowed him to focus on the important things in his life – God, family, nature.  And a tremendous bonus is that he’s lost 70 pounds over the past nine months.

 

Duane was introduced to a book that explained the effects of our positive and negative words on frozen water crystals.  As Duane read the book, God gave him the revelation that because our bodies are made of a large percentage of water, our words have the same effects on us as they do on the examples given in relation to the water crystals.

 

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He shares that if you want to live a life of victory, you must speak the Word of God and the “I Am” scriptures, which are covenant scriptures, to build your faith to become what and who the Word of God says you are.

 

Isaiah 55:11 tells us, “So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.”

Your words have the same power to create your world so we encourage you to speak positive words that create life so you can live a victorious life.

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Adventures in Babysitting

Being called upon to serve others is a noble duty we owe our fellow man – but there is a price to pay, especially when it involves Shauna babysitting her neighbor’s kids!Adventures in Babysitting

In this week’s episode, we will expose the underside of helping others. Being called upon to serve others is a noble duty we owe our fellow man – but there is a price to pay, especially when it involves Shauna babysitting her neighbor’s kids.

We will explore the differences between boys and girls and why God has ordained Shauna to only have boys.

We will also hear a full discourse on what it’s like to work at a firework’s stand in the hot Texas summer. Don’t worry, a guy with a mullet DID show up, and it did NOT disappoint. Please join us as we share the experience together.

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Teachers Talk About COVID-19

Episode 43–Teachers Talk About COVID-19

 

In episode 43 of The Working Woman Radio Show, teachers talk about COVID-19 and the challenges they face as they contemplate going back into the classroom. 

They share their concerns about being able to protect themselves and their students.  They also talk about their frustrations with school administrators and policymakers.

We also discuss the following:

 

-Pre-existing health concerns for teachers

-Online learning options

-Safety protocols proposed by school systems including students wearing masks, social distancing, etc.

-Feedback from other colleagues and educators

 

 

More About Our Guests

Teachers Talk About COVID-19

Carla Breedlove has been a homeschool mom of four children for over 22 years. She re-entered the workforce when her last child was a high school senior and is now a first-grade teacher at a private school in Norcross. She will serve as the Lead elementary teacher for the upcoming school year. 

 

 

Amy Cassey has been teaching special education for 20 years. She has taught grades K through 8, but the majority of her teaching has been with students in third through fifth grade. As a special education teacher, she teaches students with autism and behavior disorders, and other learning disabilities. She loves her students and believes that education is a partnership between the family and the teacher. 

 

Teachers Talk About COVID-19

Tyra Lamar has taught high school physics at the Lovett School for four years.  Tyra has always been passionate about educating and mentoring young adults. In college, she helped devise a mentoring program for middle school girls interested in science. She has also tutored and taught workshops on test preparation and study skills. Tyra has a B.S. in physics from North Carolina Central University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Emory University.

 

Melita Hunter considers herself to be a lifetime educator. She is celebrating 22 years as an educator and has spent a majority of those years in the public education sector. She and her husband have a blended family of five girls in which the youngest is just 10 years of age. 

 

 

Helpful Articles and Resources:

 

Arizona is one month away from the new school year. Amid rising coronavirus cases, teachers are calling for a delay.

COVID-19 Infects 3 AZ Teachers As Schools Weigh Reopening Risks

ARIZONA — In a classroom 100 miles west of Phoenix, three teachers did everything they could to protect themselves from the coronavirus: They wore masks, socially distanced, and disinfected their equipment in the room in which they held virtual summer school classes for students ranging from kindergarten to second grade. To read more, click the link above.

 

 

[UPDATED MAY 22] Your Go-To List of Resources for Families and Educators During COVID-19

 

 

 

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Modern Missionaries

Modern Day Missionaries | Where are all the modern missionaries today? The Lord has taken people that I feel were the saints of the day, including Mother Theresa home. | #podcast #christianpodcast #christian #missionaries #missionariestoday #ChristModern Missionaries – Episode 150

Where are all the modern missionaries today? The Lord has taken people that I feel were the saints of the day, including Mother Theresa home. There are many pastors and preachers that are also enjoying their eternal reward. But, what about now when our world needs these modern-day and women, the prophets to share the good news and call the people back to Him.

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Many of us have read countless stories of missionaries and the work they did in spreading the word of God to the people. It was important work because communication was limited. Travel was difficult, books were scarce and it took dedicated men and women with the fire of the Holy Spirit in their hearts and an overflowing of God’s love to put aside worldly comforts and to seek souls for the kingdom of God. Where are the people today with a zeal of Christ who are not looking at making a quick buck, or promoting a book, or getting thousands of views on YouTube? Is it wrong to make money? Of course not, a laborer is worth his wage, 1 Timothy 5:17-18 speaks not only to those who help those in need and preach but also pay.

And, I’m not above making money, in fact without funds from sponsors or selling my own books with commercials on this very broadcast, I could not bring you a podcast network the size this one has grown to be. But, sometimes I feel that it is hard to listen to the radio preachers or even the ones on talk shows because there is so much filler stuff – commercials or every other word is upselling a book or product. Does this make their work less important, no it doesn’t but those missionaries of God seem to be a thing of the past.

So, here is the challenge – some of you probably knew this was coming…the challenge is for those of us who have or feel they are working out their salvation (Philippians 2:12 – Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling…”) we have an obligation, a duty to God to carry out His work. When the Lord left this world He ordained those who watched Him rise up to heaven he asked the apostles to spread his word. Matthew 28:19- “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”

If we truly believe the Word of God is not only for those living at the time but for us now, the everlasting Word then we have hope. Salvation gives us hope and God’s desire for all of us, salvation is dependent on knowing the truth, but also acting on this truth, this knowledge and sharing it with others. It is not just for us, it is for all nations. Many people do not follow God because they have a misguided notion about what Christianity truly is — is it a set of rules and the “thou shall nots” or is it feeling and liberating and joyful? Do you fill the overflowing love of God in your heart from time to time that just takes your breath away? If not, maybe it is time to spend a few minutes with God – you probably knew I was going to say that! Sorry, I could not resist.

It is said that hell is a testimony to God’s respect for our freedom. Let me say that again – Hell is a testimony to God’s respect for our freedom. He will not force us to share the good news – to go to church to love Him and serve Him. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit is not a dictator, He is pure love. Love knows no bounds, it blesses without discrimination and it fills our life with every good thing. How can we keep all of this inside of us? I’ve shared this before but I’ll share it again because while it is so simple it packs a wallop of truth. The best spiritual plan for evaluation is the simplest, I’ve learned! “Make a friend of Jesus, be a friend of Jesus, make a friend yourself, and introduce your friend to Jesus.” Simple.

We must recognize Jesus in our lives in all that we do and say and know that the Kingdom of God is at hand. While Jesus, in the physical left this earth, His Spirit is here among us. The light of Christ is within us but if we dull it with the worldly we can not be that light to others. God became man for us and he experiences everything with us. Remember the saying some time back, “What would Jesus Do?” It was on t-shirts, bracelets, and mugs. It even had an acronym, WWJD – but it is the truth of understanding that God is here with us always. I use to remind my children of this when we talked about movies or books, or the internet. What would you do if Jesus was beside you?

Well, He is – so if you are a missionary–a modern missionary, you have Jesus with You. We can show the love of Christ by breaking bread with others, having a meal, sharing a story, listen to the struggles and the pain of the feelings of loneliness or abandonment. Jesus will multiply our words like he multiplied the bread. Sometimes in life, we feel like we are on a voyage and the seas are calm, but at other times the sea is rough but we stay the course. If you can share a story of how you were able to overcome hardship with the help of Christ that is so amazing.

How are we feeding the hungry and clothing the poor? How are we volunteering our time or our resources? In some cases it is not your season, you have kids or obligations or duties and you do not have the resources or the time. In other cases, you may have the time as the Lord leads you. We can all be missionaries but we don’t have to follow we can forge our own path if God gives you the thought to do it. I remember seeing a young boy who watched the homeless shivering on the sidewalks and he wanted to collect blankets at home to bring them to the people. He not only did this, but he had started an effort that involved the entire town. This was one person, with the help and encouragement of his family that made a difference. The gospels are full of stories of Jesus tending to the poor but more so the poor of heart, those who were hopeless.

Pray friends, that the Lord leads you to become a modern missionary for him and for those who need your words of love and encouragement and support. These people may be in your very own family. I remember visiting my mother-in-law in the assisted care facility and my father-in-law had dementia. She suffered from bouts of loneliness. He was in a hospital-bed within her line of vision and day-after-day she watched as he had no hope of recovering. While she was able to go-to meals and talk to the other residents, it was understandably difficult for her to have hope, and struggle from loneliness. We can be surrounded by our family and still be lonely. Start within your family and work outwards and see what the Lord has in store for you.

Let’s Pray:

Dear Lord, you are pure love – fill me with your love so that it overflows and allows me to be an instrument of your hope, love, and joy for others. Help me to put you first in my life, fill me with hope and banish any negative thoughts and fears. Thank you for your steadfast love and I ask for the following prayer intentions. … Thank you and praise you, Lord and I pray this in your precious Name. Amen.

 

 

I am God’s Storyteller by Lisa Hendey

God's Storyteller

It was a pleasure to talk with Lisa Hendey about her book, “I am God’s Storyteller” with illustrations by Eric Carlson. Lisa is the founder of CatholicMom.com and a writer of adult non-fiction before she began writing for children. She began with the Chime Traveler’s, a series of illustrated saint stories written in chapter format and after many classroom visits, both live and virtual, she realized that everyone has a story to tell, in different ways.

That is the main message of the book, to tell your faith story how you tell it best – through words, art, music, dance – each way is unique just as each story is unique. Lisa’s goal in writing the book is to empower children to use their particular giftedness to be God’s storyteller.

The book itself tells the story of the many different people who have told God’s story in the Bible. The stories span the Old and New Testament.  It is beautifully illustrated and visually appealing. The book is geared toward elementary school age but I could see using it in middle school as well.

the not lukewarm challenge

Our Not Lukewarm Challenge this week comes from Lisa – ask to hear or tell someone a story of love. It can be the story of your family, of someone you know, or from scripture. Whether you tell the story or listen to it, listen with love.

You can find out more about Lisa Hendey on her website.

 

Spiritual Warriors

Prayer Warriors | Warriors are focused and ready for battle. The same with spiritual warriors. In the midst, of difficulty in life, the Lord looks for generous | #podcast #christianpodcast #christian #prayerwarriorsSpiritual Warriors Episode 26

Warriors are focused and ready for battle. The same with spiritual warriors. In the midst, of difficulty in life, the Lord looks for generous individuals who are “spiritual warriors” who are willing to do penance in order that the Lord will more quickly show his healing mercy. We hesitate at this invitation because we are well-aware of our sin, imperfection, and our character weaknesses. Yet the truth is that the Lord loves to do good and perfect things with imperfect and weak people. We are also aware that we are living in a secular culture that is filled with secular humanism promoting itself as the new popular religion.

 

This inspiring book by Father David Tickerhoof, Third Order Regular (TOR), on the role of Merciful Penitents in the Renewal and Reform of the Church

Father David’s book is available! “Evangelizing Catholic Culture,” get your copy today.

Secular humanism can be generally defined as a system of faithlessness which really does not need God any longer, and conveniently pushes him out of one’s life and beyond the margins of human society. This reality is compounded by many who feel that they are victims and develop a negative pessimistic attitude about life and society. As a result, they tend to struggle with hopelessness and powerlessness, which makes them very hesitant to stand for truth. There are some who have retained a nominal identity as Christian, while practically practicing in their attitudes, choices, and decisions characteristics of the religion of secular humanism. 

Spiritual Warriors

When the Lord gives individuals a beautiful gift of knowing him and a clarion call to change their lives, they wonder what is the best way that I can do this. There are a number of ways, however, one of the best and most effective is to accept the invitation to become a merciful penitent, and experience the transforming love of God, which leads to a tremendous amount of spiritual freedom, peace, and joy in one’s heart. The question that one may ask is what then are the fruits worthy of being a merciful penitent? “Do not love the world or the things of the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, sensual lust, enticement for the eyes, and a pretentious life is not from the Father but is from the world. Yet the world and its enticement are passing away. But whoever does the will of God remains forever.” (1 Jn. 2: 15-17)

The early Church Fathers called this struggle to change “spiritual warfare” The converse to this is spiritual warriors! This challenging struggle in Christian history is one that practically takes place in our daily life against the world (in a negative sense), the flesh (the sinful part of our human nature), and the devil or Satan. We all experience this reality in our trials and tribulations daily. The first spiritual gift we all should pray for is the spiritual gift of discernment of spirits. This gift is the ability to know what temptations of darkness are coming from our weak human nature, the work and lure of sensual attraction in the world, and the direct interference of the devil in our lives. This gift and others serve the purpose of strengthening our hearts to be and practice being merciful penitents.

To support this way of life we grow in the fruits worthy of penance. What are some of them in addition to the spiritual gift of discernment of spirits? The first fruit of being a penitent is to renounce and receive healing from resentments against any person, principles, or institutions we experience in our mind or heart. The second is the renunciation of our deep-seated fears of worthlessness, powerlessness, or experience of the non-acceptance of ourselves. And in joy and peace embracing ourselves as the person God created us to be. The third is setting aside any personal relationship that is seriously sinful or dysfunctional. And relying on the powerful grace of the Lord to gradually bring these gifts about in one’s life. There are others, however, this is enough for now. Therefore, we may ask what is the process that enables us to change as a merciful penitent? Pray daily! Pope Francis recently remarked that if a person does not pray, one has no room for the Holy Spirit in one’s life. A merciful penitent grows in compassionate love by offering their patient sufferings to the cross of Jesus, and thus reap a rich harvest of love, goodness, peace, joy, and degrees of spiritual freedom. Put on the armor of Christ and become Spiritual warriors today.  

 

Balancing Work and School

Balancing Work and SchoolEpisode 42–Balancing Work and School

Balancing work and school is a challenge for many working women who have returned to the classroom.

Special guest, Marilyn Smith, talks about how she juggles teaching and being a student, herself. She talks about why she decided to return to school, and shares tips about making a schedule to balance her life.

Ms. Smith discusses the pro’s and con’s of online school versus face-to-face instruction. She also shares about things to consider before making the decision to return to school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balancing Work and SchoolMore About Marilyn Smith

Marilyn is a special education assistant teacher at a school in Sandy Springs, Georgia. She is also a student at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in Health Informatics. 

When she’s not at work or studying for school, Marilyn loves to walk and do Zumba. She is a part-time real estate agent.  

Marilyn is a longtime member of Word of Faith Cathedral in Austell, Georgia, and has served there, faithfully, for many years.

 

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Federal Student Aid for Adult Students

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) provides more than $120 billion in financial aid to help pay for college or career school each year. For more information about Federal Student Aid, click the link, above.

 

 

Balancing Work and School

Should You Go Back to School As An Adult?

Older students have lots of options, from online courses to professional certifications to doctoral programs. Here’s how to decide which route is right for you. To read more, click the link, above.

 

 

 

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Secret Mission For God

Secret Mission For God | I love the idea of a secret mission - but a secret mission for God? In this episode, we will discuss how many of us keep our faith hidden and ways we can share the "good news," and the love that is only in Christ. | #podcast #christianpodcast #christian #missionaries #christianmission #christianmissionaries #spreadingthegoodnews #JesusSecret Mission For God -Episode 149

I love the idea of a secret mission – but a secret mission for God? In this episode, we will discuss how many of us keep our faith hidden and ways we can share the “good news,” and the love that is only in Christ.

Sponsor Media Angels, Inc. – One More Child bookA Few Minutes With God

Do you remember the song from your childhood, “This Little Light of Mine”? It is a song that is often sung during children’s choir or Bible Camps. This is an uplifting song that reminds children that the light of God is not just for them but for the world. The song comes from the scripture, in Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus said,

The Lord said this after the Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 3-12) The entire chapter 5 should be read and savored, because our Lord, who gave up His life for us, was teaching us a way to live. And so, what do we do to say, “Thank you my God you have the everlasting words of truth?” We hide it under a bushel. We are on a secret mission for God – that is how we treat our faith. We hide it, because we don’t want to be prideful or to brag or to act like we are “holier than thou.”  So, here is where we need balance.

Do you know people that are professed Christians who think they have all the answers, put others down who do not know Christ,  and are judgemental? Yeah, we can probably think of a few of those, if fact even if you are a Christian you are not the right “type” of Christian. And, that is the problem. In an effort to not be “that person” we go to the extreme. We hide the truth, our own light and keep our faith secret. Friends, we live in a volatile world of negative opinion, name-calling, and false rhetoric. We have to learn what we should and should not say, but never-ever discount your love of God. Love those that are hard to love, and speak love to all people. Remember the scriptures about loving our enemies? Again we are in Matthew 5 this time 5:43-48

How can we be perfect? We can’t without Christ. True perfection lies in letting go and letting God. Is it easy to love your enemies? No, of course not. Talking to people who you disagree with is often difficult, but talking with love is always important or we will be no better than the tax collectors.

Recently I spoke to a business acquaintance that believes the opposite of everything I hold dear. In our conversation, we shared ideas, opinions, and left the conversation with an understanding that we did not agree. However, there was no name-calling, no minimalizing my stance or my faith and I did share what I hold dear and good. And, yet we left as friends. If more people did this, talking with love and conviction for all, we would not be in the place we are now. We are in a place that Jesus spoke about in the scriptures, honoring Christ with our lips but our hearts are far away from Him.

Matthew 15:3-11

What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them. That is why the English playwright and author from the 1800s said the “pen is mightier than the sword.” Can we take that to heart? Can we speak in ways that are uplifting (and friends, I’m talking to myself here as well as asking you to do this with me!). How can we be Christians by our light and our love?

Are you on a secret mission for God? Are you praying for others, are you putting time into your relationships with God first to infill and bring our lives to the joy that overflows into others? Are we looking for the good in others, are we praising and worshipping and thanking God with every living breath that flows out of us?

Of course not. Life keeps getting in the way. We may wake up with high hopes and aspirations and then the next second we turn around and someone or something irritates us! I’ve learned to keep the news off, to pray for the welfare and the health of those who are being maligned and hurt by the lack of leadership in our world. It begins with the strength of fathers and mothers within the family and their faith in God. Moral children begin with moral families and those who have risen above their situation poor upbringing and situations are all the stronger.

The take away is that if we are truly a person of faith and we truly want to live the life that God has for us, one that is fulfilling and joyful, one that looks at adversity and says, “Lord help me find the way around it,” a person of prayer and a person of strong faith and conviction, we need to ask the Holy Spirit for an infilling so we can be warriors for truth. We must be warrior of God, putting on the armor of Christ so that we can fight the enemy of words and slander that is plaguing our world.

The true crisis today is that children have not been taught how to think. The true crisis is that people are puppets of the flavor of the week or the whim of the day. The true crisis is that people believe that right is wrong and wrong is right. It is never okay to hurt others, to destroy property for the sake of righteousness, and to ask others to give up or abdicate their roles or responsibilities for the sake of control. We have been lead down a path of godlessness for years friends. God was taken out of our schools and good Christians did not flock to Christian schools, no–they stayed in the cheaper alternative and what was at stake was the souls of our children. What the public schools began the universities have finished.

Stand up friends, take back our land, our faith, our churches. Let your voice join with mine in prayer, a prayer that remains unceasing. We need to pray in a way that is so different than anything we have done before. The enemy is loose friends, not that he has ever been contained, but the people were moral and good – or at least trying… they were able to resist the tactics of the enemy. What about now? Now morals have been loosened, they have been undermined, they have been challenged and those who were strong, or grew up with good morals are turning their back to God. Why? Because that road is less traveled and they feel the burden of Christianity is heavy. I agree it is – when you try to carry it on your own. Are you carrying your burdens on your own are you trying to “do it” whatever “it is” by yourself? In those times we come depressed or despondent and feel like our faith is hollow. It is not – our faith is and can be strong if we allow God to work in our lives. Friends, the mission from God is to stay the course to learn, to pray, to spend time in communication…and most of all to allow the love of God–that none of us deserve but He freely gives to fill us with every good thing.

Let’s Pray:
My God you are so worthy of my love and my praise and I know you love me more than I can possibly understand by the virtue of the fact that I am living. Dear Lord, you know all things and you know the state of the world, the state of our lives, and the state of those who want to love and serve you. Please help me, my God, to allow more of you and less of me, help me to put you first, allow me to share the good news, not to hide the light, your light under a bushel. I pray specifically for the following prayer intentions: Thank you for every good thing, and I pray this in Jesus’ precious Name. Amen.

 

 

 

Who’s The Real Enemy?

Who’s the real enemy? How is the enemy working to destroy us?  Who’s the real enemy? How is the enemy working to destroy us?  What are the enemy’s tactics? In a reflection given July 1, 2020, Deacon Dave Hockwalt guides us to the answer.

DEACON DAVID HOCKWALT was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Washington, DC in a middle-class Catholic family. He attended Catholic grade school, high school, and college. You’d think with all that “saintly” upbringing he’d be firmly set on the straight and narrow path. But then came the 70’s and… well, so much for the “path”. A broken marriage and single parenting pulled the rug out from under him. A career change took him to Texas and eventually to California. But amid the uncertainty and upheavals of his journey, God kept pouring out His providence, even if David didn’t realize it. Then one day God chose to intervene in a very direct and powerful way, and David’s life was transformed dramatically. He was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of San Bernardino in 2012, where he continues in active ministry and is the spiritual advisor to the vicariate Life in the Spirit team. His personal testimony will be in the next Magnificat Proclaims book to debut summer 2021.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. Through the Magnificat Podcast, we can come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

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Passion of Hope, a Ministry to Singles

Marriage isn’t for everyone, right? Or is it? Julieanne Bartlett, based on scripture and Church teachings thinks it is for everyone! Her ministry, Passion of Hope speaks to the heart of people who long for a spouse. Their world and culture may look and think they have it all – education, career, good income, fun – but the deepest desire of their heart, someone to build a life within marriage is missing.

As someone who married late in life, Julie shares her struggle to wait with hope. She believes that God uses marriage to reflect his presence in the world. Marriage mirrors Christ’s relationship with the Church and is our path to sanctification.

Passion of Hope ministry aims to give hope to singles who want to be married. This is often in direct contrast to the world which does not value monogamy, sees marriage as unnecessary and difficult to sustain.

In October, Julie will present a talk, God wants you to be Married, at the Standing in the Word Retreat. This event put together by Sonja Corbitt will be held on October 23-25, 2020 at the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament n Hanceville, AL.

To learn more about Julie and her ministry check out her website, Passion of Hope. You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

the not lukewarm challengeOur Not Lukewarm Challenge this week? Pray for a friend who is single and wants to be married. You can use this prayer for marriage from Julie:

“Lord, you have said that it is not good for man to be alone. (name) is alone. You knew that this would not be beneficial and can be remedied with a spouse uniquely suited for (name). Please help his/her situation to change to one that is good.” (Genesis 2:18)

Family First

Family First | Societies have broken apart because family first has been forgotten, and the family as the bedrock of society has been neglected. In this episode, we discuss how families can now take back your kids! My special guest is Denise Mira. | #podcast #christianpodcast #family first #family #keystohappyfamiliesFamily First – Family The Bedrock of Society – Episode 35

Societies have broken apart because family first has been forgotten, and as the bedrock of society has been neglected. In this episode, we discuss how families can now take back your kids! My special guest is Denise Mira.

Visit Denise at her website at DeniseMira.com

The bedrock of our society

  1. All societies’ problems are parenting problems
  2. When the family breaks down, society breaks down
  3. Marriage stats
  4. Crimes against single-parent kids
  5. The power of the family dinner table
  6. Mothering and Fathering vs. Managing
  7. Institutionalized society
  8. Parents are the superheroes of our culture

The nuclear family, two parents, and children which trumps all other ‘stated forms’ of the family in modern culture. Man and wife, two becoming one – is biblical. ‘For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh,’ Eph. 5:31.

It is a genius form of government providing everything a child needs to flourish. 

A strong family provides vital components to raise great kids: Leadership, love and nurture, accountability, self-government, protection, financial resource, and stability. Many, many children in our day do not have these most basic life necessities because they are spending more time in institutions from dawn to dusk, than at home with their God-given parents.

There are always daily struggles but you will learn that with the Lord all things are possible. It takes work but your children will benefit from a united front. It is important to realize that your children are watching even when you don’t think they are and so many times when they imitate our worse behaviors! However, guilt is not from the Lord – turn to the Scriptures and keep close to the Lord.

20 Social Media Do’s and Don’ts

20 Social Media Do's and Don'tsEpisode 41–20 Social Media Do’s and Don’ts

Today’s episode of The Working Woman Radio Show provides a list of 20 social media do’s and don’ts for the working woman.

Let’s face it, using social media can be tricking business, even for the most experienced user.

So I thought that it would be a good idea to go over some social media do’s and don’ts to help us use social media more effectively and to create a better overall experience for everyone. 

In this episode, I will touch on several things including how to create more engaging content, and handling people who post antagonistic and negative comments.

I will also share how to use the right social media platform for your target audience, and the importance of posting videos.

Finally, I will share specific techniques on how to use social media for business.

 

 

 

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65+ Social Networking Sites You Need to Know About

Human nature by default has been programmed to be socially active to a certain extent. Some people are more active, while others are less so!

However, people have always been looking for ways to connect and network with each other. And, in this age of digitization, people have found ways to be socially active on the internet, which is possible with the advent of the numerous social networking platforms and apps. To read the article in its entirety, click the link, above.

Faith Beyond Measure

Faith Beyond Measure | What is the true measure of success? Some would say, faith without measure. Think about those you love, can you put a limit on the love? | #podcast #christianpodcast #christian #afewminuteswithGod #faith #faithbeyond #believe Faith Beyond Measure – Episode 148

What is the true measure of success? Some would say, faith without measure. Think about those you love, can you put a limit on the love? No, our love knows all bounds and if we give a portion of that love to our Lord, our faith will grow beyond any of our hopes and dreams.

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The way the world measure success vs. the way God measures success is vastly different. The world says things like, “you deserve it,” and “think of yourself first,” and “you can do it, you don’t need anyone’s help.” We have become a narcissistic society, look at how many people take selfies all day long to post on social media, or apps, expressing their pleasure, displeasure, or just for fun. God has given us free will and we pray, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” If those words sound familiar to you, they come from the Lord’s Prayer in Scripture (Matthew 6:9-13) where Jesus taught us how to pray. Free will is God’s will. God’s will is always accomplished. Horrible things happen to good people and when the world is one where “self” is proclaimed as God the society as a whole fails.

If we look at history and the revisionist history taught in the schools is not what I am discussing here…but when we look at the history of mankind we see that any society that ignored faith ignored family. In the present age, we see that the families have been torn apart. Husbands and wives divorce because of irreconcilable differences, the “me first” generation is waging a war and fathers have abdicated their duties in many cases.  We create our own hells on earth – we look down instead of up and in so doing we find that what we see as earthly pleasures are unfulfilling. Hell on earth is an absence of love of God, all love is communicated through the creator. We can choose God or we can choose ourselves.

Sometimes I wonder what unbelievers think about death and turmoil without hope of everlasting life. If this is all there is, “earthly pleasures,” then I can’t imagine what happens when tragedy hits, especially death. Is death truly the end? Is this is all there is? For a Christian, if we “know” the truth, why the heck don’t we act like it? We should be joyful and sharing the good news, we should have faith without expecting things to turn out as we have planned.

Our pastor talks about working on the vertical – or relationship with God and if we do, He will work out the horizontal, the life we live. How can we work on the vertical, by prayer by spending time with God, by words filled and inspired but the Holy Spirit? Do we quietly listen for the prompting of God? Set reminders to pray – why not? We set reminders for everything else. My phone pops up a calendar reminder daily to pray. Communication is the key to any relationship and if we are not spending time talking to God pouring out our heart to Him, not in complaint, but in prayer, how much better our life will be.

Faith without Measure

The prayers God answers are ones of faith, and a deepening of our relationship with Him. Why create our own “hell on earth,” instead of seeking the kingdom of God, and earthly happiness with those we love? God’s faith is unconditional our faith is this-for-that. We deal with relationships in that way, when we feel marginalized or maligned we want to retaliate and fight back. Faith is understanding that our human condition is fragility and not expecting others, even those we love to give us the craving of love without limits. Our husbands, wives, kids, grandkids, extended family members, friends – they will all let us down at one time or another. Who can never let us down? The Almighty, the King of Heaven and earth.

Friends, hell is real, the scriptures talk about a hell that is everlasting. We may wonder how God could create hell. Hell is the absence of something – the absence of a thing – the absence of the light of Christ. If Christ is love then hell is without love and it is pure evil and suffering. God has communicated His love for us by creation. I wondered from time to time, why did God even bother to make us – frail humans that have such weaknesses compared to the glory of God. But, as a parent and one who loves her spouse, I realized that love by its nature wants to create. The outcome of love is family. That, my friends, is a taste of heaven on earth. We create hell when we turn our backs to God when we put ourselves first above all others when we believe that this is all there is and heaven may or may not be there, so why bother? When we can’t tell ourselves no.

We have a precious gift just waiting to be given to us – and that is faith without measure. We can use our freedoms, not given by the state or the nation, but by God. We need to pray to God for help to use our freedom wisely and to enter that narrow gate and walk on the narrow and less traveled path. If everyone else is “doing it,” you can be sure you won’t find me “doing it,” as well. God does not predestine anyone to go to hell, only by our free will can we turn away from God. Our hope, our joy, our love, our faith is all in God.

He is the way, the truth, and the life. John 14:6 – “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” We Christians are just as guilty as our counterparts – we pick and choose what we like or don’t like. If it is too hard we decide to take the easy road. In near-death experiences, when a person is on the threshold of heaven, often the person talks about light, happiness, and peace. If a person has a negative experience the result is conversion, going toward God rather than away from God. It is a balance, a balance of doing life – living life in this world and understanding that a merciful God is waiting for us with open arms.

Let’s Pray:

My God, I come before you sinful and sorrowful, for all the ways I have offended you and put my wants and needs over what You have rightfully wanted for my life — You have given me free will and I have taken this will and turned my back on what is right and just. I ask you, Lord, to help me to see my life as You see it – and to lead me, by the still voice of the Holy Spirit back into the path of goodness and happiness. Jesus come into my life in a deeper way, I crave a closer relationship with You, each and every day. Bring me people in my life who are also surrounded by Your love and Your joy. I pray specifically for the following people and the needs:  And, I ask this is Jesus’ precious Name, Amen.

Live in the Fruit of the Spirit

Living the fruitWe all want to live our best, growing and learning to live out the fruit of the Spirit. For many of us, patience, self-control, gentleness and love will come when we focus on being more like Christ and knowing the Word.

Scripture to guide us

St. Peter tells us, “Therefore, beloved, since you await these things, be eager to be found without spot or blemish before him, at peace. And consider the patience of our Lord as salvation, as our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, also wrote to you,” (2 Peter 3:14-15. Jesus has patience with us, giving us many chances to turn our lives towards Him, forgiving our mistakes, showing us what to do. While it isn’t always easy to follow His example, we have opportunities to try.

And then, how do we exercise self-control? Sirach 37:31 says, “Through lack of self-control many have died, but the abstemious one prolongs life.” Many bad habits, from road rage to abuse of alcohol can lead to death while controlling your temper, being understanding and knowing your limits helps you in many areas of your life.

Gentleness is a beautiful quality Jesus exhibits in many different circumstances. One of my favorites is the story of the woman caught in adultery, in John 8. He does not condemn, but gently forgives and calls her to new life.

And then there is love! Jesus’ death is the ultimate example of love. St. Thomas tells us that highest form of love is “to will the good of the other.” Do we love others in that way?

Invite the Holy Spirit

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To learn more about the Fruit of the Spirit, take a look at my Bible Study.

This week, ask the Holy Spirit what fruit you need to grow in and then ask for an infusion of grace to grow where you need.the not lukewarm challenge

 

 

Your Words Create Your Atmosphere

Lucia welcomes John Maxwell-trained and certified, Life Coach Laura White to the show.

Lucia welcomes John Maxwell-trained and certified, Life Coach Laura White to the show.  Laura takes you on her journey from being alone and feeling lonely because of all the responsibilities of being the oldest child of nine children, to living a life of victory as a wife, mother, sister, leader, mentor, and friend.

 

Laura discovered the power of God’s Word when she began reading her Bible.  Holy Spirit began teaching her what to confess and how to say it.  Later she would realize that what He taught her to confess was actually found in her Bible verses.

 

If your dream is to build your faith so you can create a more positive atmosphere in which to live, then we invite you to listen in to Laura as she shares how to begin changing your current circumstances right where you are, right now.

 

We would like to take a moment and thank our sponsors – Mindset for Victorious Living Challenges. The 5 Day Mindset for Victorious Living Challenge was such an exciting, life-changing event that the speakers have decided to provide a 21 Day Mindset for Victorious Living Challenge beginning July 1-21, 2020, at 7:00 each night at LuciaClaborn.com/zoom to help you set your mind to live a victorious life! You can see the links below for more information!

 

When you don’t know what to do or how to do it, you can simply ask Holy Spirit to help you because He is a friend that sticks closer than a brother!  God’s Word is true and it will make a difference in your life when you ask Holy Spirit to show you His promise and then speak it, because all of His promises are Yes and Amen!

 

Laura shares Philippians 4:6 which says,Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”, and explains this is a key verse to walk in victory in your life.

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Bird on a Wire

There was a time when my future was so bright I had to wear shades. Being sixteen was a milestone that every teenager in the world has a count down until it’s arrival. My second born son turned sixteen recently and we discuss the differences between then and now…

There was a time when my future was so bright I had to wear shades. Being sixteen was a milestone that every teenager in the world has a count down until it’s arrival. My second born son turned sixteen recently and we discuss the differences between then and now…

Also, in this episode, the Bird Mafia is a real and dangerous organization. We will discuss the dangers and the possible ramifications for crossing their leader. I will also recount the time I was struck by lightening… Ok, it didn’t actually hit me, but it was close enough to feel the fire.

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Prayer Life

Living A Life of Prayer | The fruits that come from living a life of prayer, even if it is a life of penance are amazing spiritual fruits. “I have called you friends because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.| #podcast #christianpodcast #livingalifeofprayer Living a Life of Prayer  Episode 25

What is living a life of prayer? We read in the Scriptures, “I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father. It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.” (Jn.15: 15-16)

This inspiring book by Father David Tickerhoof, Third Order Regular (TOR), on the role of Merciful Penitents in the Renewal and Reform of the Church

Father David’s book is available! “Evangelizing Catholic Culture,” get your copy today.

Living a Life of Prayer

We find ourselves in a very difficult time today in the struggles that the Church is going through, and also in the light of the coronavirus pandemic. How do we handle these difficult situations: people dying early, millions losing their position of employment, escalating prices, restricted relations, and other restricting and painful situations? The real solution is to center our life in our current situations in the gift of prayer, which is the heart of living out the reality of our life.

A while back I was viewing a You-tube video that spoke about a young Catholic teenager who was struggling with all the trials and temptations of living in our broken culture today. In frustration one night he went into his room closed the door and knelt on his knees and began to pray. In his personal life, he never developed or experienced a personal relationship with the Lord. He was used to the normal sacramental and devotional life of the Church. He was determined to continue this practice and hoped for something to happen interiorly. Eventually, he began to experience the presence and tenderness of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and of the Church. He felt as though she had put her arms around him. After a number of these prayer experiences, he went on to receive the Church’s Grace of the Renewal. From that point on he began to experience a deepening in his personal relationship with the Lord. He began to see some things in his life that needed to change. Cooperating with the inspirations the Lord was giving him he made significant changes. He went on to become a priest and now lives and serves in a religious community in the Church.

The key to this reality is to center our life in prayer. Prayer in our life is something we should enjoy. It is certainly hard work at times there is no question about it! But as we grow in prayer, we experience the beautiful gift and intimate presence and love of God in our hearts. This gift draws us to appreciate who we are as a person and at the same time a beloved son or daughter of the Father. The prayer life we develop, of course, should take place according to our vocation, and the personal time we have in our lives. The heart of our prayer life is the experience we have in our hearts of the love of Jesus who calls us his friends.

Most of us realize this reality to some degree in our minds, but it rarely seems to go deep into our hearts. People seem to realize this when I sometimes ask them this question. Do you realize that Jesus who is your friend really likes you? He really, really likes you as a person, the real-life person that you really are! He created you and knows you inside out, and he loves you deeply and intimately as your friend. Gradually as our life of prayer grows, he places more and more of his love in our hearts. Many people do not love themselves very much, and so they find it hard to accept this love of Jesus in their hearts as their friend.

There are three things we need to consider when we reflect on the love of Jesus as our friend. This special gift of love has three interrelated aspects for us to experience. The first is conversion, the second is a conversation, and the third is communion. The goal of communion is a union! As we grow in these three realities the Spirit of God’s love gradually fills our heart with the fruitfulness of these truths. These three beautiful gifts are not something we bring about in our hearts by our own willful efforts alone. But they are three ways the Holy Spirit of Love works in our lives and in the very center of our hearts. The effects of these three graces we receive as we walk in our life of prayer constitute a dynamic relationship of God’s love in our heart, and brings about our relationship with Jesus, the Lord, as our special and intimate friend.
Conversion is the process of transformation that enables us to make the changes in our lives that God may want, or that are obstacles that block God’s love from filling our hearts. These may be such things as conscience or willful sin, unresolved resentments past or present, and excessive attachments to persons, places or things. When we are sincerely willing to make the changes needed, the Spirit of God will work in us and gives us the grace and power to make the necessary changes. The young teenager began to see some of the things in his life that he needed to change in order that the gift and power of the Spirit would make a difference in his life. It took him a while to make those changes so that the Spirit could bring this love and intimate friendship of grace into his personal life.

Conversation is the ability to dialogue with the Lord in our hearts where he speaks to us and we speak to him. The Spirit of God fills our inner faculties which God has given to us so that we are able to communicate in our mind and heart with the Lord through the grace and gifts of the Holy Spirit working in our interior life. The young teenager learned how to have a conversation with the Lord as his friend, also with Mary his spiritual mother. In this process, he moved from making times for prayer to living a life of prayer, where he was able to witness and speak about the beautiful love that God placed in his heart.

The third thing he experienced was Communion. The goal of communion is union. It was through this realization in which the young lad was able to set aside his fears and anxieties coming from his stress and struggles he experienced in trying to live a good and peaceful life. He began more to see through wisdom and understanding the great priority of allowing God to be the one who was doing so beautifully work in him. He found that as his heart grew in friendship with the Lord, he was able to experience spiritual freedom in his life. Communion points us to the goal of oneness and union in our relationship with God, “so that they may all be one, as you, Father, you are in me, so that they may be one, as we are one.” (Jn. 17:21-22)

May We Pray!
Father our hearts are thirsty for the living waters of Grace. And we hunger for deep and personal friendship with you. May the Spirit of the Lord fill us to overflowing with the Gospel of Grace. Fill our hearts more and more with your tender love and mercy, wherein the spiritual freedom we experience will flow from our deep personal intimate love which you place in our hearts, and in that love always seeking to glorify our beloved Father. We ask these graces with great confidence in the name of Jesus our Lord and Savior. Amen

The Military Working Woman

The Military Working WomanEpisode 40–The Military Working Woman

 

The military working woman is in great demand. Women now have a larger presence in our military today than ever before. With more than 200,000 women serving in the active-duty military, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) predicted that by 2020 women veterans will comprise nearly 11 percent of the total veteran population.

Tracy Windley, an an Army Veteran, shares her experiences about military life as a woman.

She talks about choosing a branch of service, and things to consider before joining the military. Ms. Windley shares about  how the military encouraged her to be a team player, embrace her strength, and achieve her goals. 

During our interview, she expressed her concern for missing Fort Hood soldier PFS Vanessa Guillem. She shared that the military still has issues with sexual discrimination of it’s female soldiers.

 

 

 

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More about Tracy Windley

Tracy is an Army Veteran, who served in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a soldier in the United States Army and a National Guardsman, Tracy was deployed with the 48th Brigade in 2005. She served in the military for a total of 10 years.

She has authored a collection of short stories and poems called ‘23 Stories of My Soul’. Her writings are dedicated to honoring one’s mother, and paying homage to the life of veterans. 

Tracy is passionate about creating a lifestyle to promote positive change. She recently started hosting retreats for women and she endeavors to empower the them to be brave in their walk through life. Furthermore, she encourages them to be a better through prayer, talking, and team building activities.

 

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Careers for Women in the Military

Women in the military, as in the civilian workforce, can choose from a variety of careers. Although there are a set of challenges that are unique to female workers, female members of the armed forces face additional ones.

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Identity In Christ

Identity In Christ | Is your identity in Christ? Do we allow other people to take away our peace and to become dismayed or despondent? What about all that is happening in our world? | #podcast #christianpodcast #Christ #Christian #I love Jesus #faith #christianfaithAuthority & Identity in Christ – Episode 147

Is your identity in Christ? Do we allow other people to take away our peace and to become dismayed or despondent? What about all that is happening in our world? In this episode, we will discuss our identity as Christians needs to be rooted very firmly in Christ for us to have a life that is meaningful and with purpose.

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I was dismayed recently to hear of an incident where a child was being bullied by a supposed Christian friend. I say supposed because I do not know, nor claim to know the heart of this child. But, I do know the child that was hurt is one who loves deeply, who sees the good in other people, who gives people the benefit of the doubt. This child was hurt by the cruelty of words the words that cut and slash and take away all that she believed about herself. How does this happen? How can the words of another hurt us to the point that we question everything?

Those we love are given the power by virtue of our trust to hurt us – we are handing them our hearts. Now, in the case of friendship it is not our love, but our friendship and our ability to enjoy the other person’s company. We in essence trust them not to hurt us physically or psychologically. I’m not a psychologist but it doesn’t take one to know that those who lash out are often those who are hurting themselves. There is a reason, perhaps deep down that they are crying out for help – but instead of showing vulnerability they come off as being harsh or judgmental.

In a conversation, I shared with these children about the beatitudes which they were aware of – and we went over a few of them. I also explained that our identity, our self-esteem, our self-worth can only come from Christ. It should not have been a surprise, but it was to see that today, when I attended church, the Gospel readings for the day (June 8) were on the Beatitudes. It was as if the Lord was saying, yes–you got this right. It is only in me that your identity lies.

Matthew 5:1-12 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Chapter 5

The Sermon on the Mount. [a]When he saw the crowds,[b] he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them, saying:

The Beatitudes[c]

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,[d]
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
[e]Blessed are they who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
[f]Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,[g]
    for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
[h]Blessed are the clean of heart,
    for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,[i]
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. 12 [j]Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

The true solution only rests in Christ and His love. But how do we move this away from our heads to our hearts? We want to be loved and cherished not only by those in our families but those who we call friends. How do we, who yearn for true happiness find it if we are constantly allowing others to rob us of our peace?

Happiness? What is this and why do we allow others to steal this away from us? The keyword in the teachings of Christ are the proclamation of joy, and where do we find this? In the Beatitudes – Blessed are they… people are made for happiness and we “thirst” for righteousness sake – of happiness. Christ has the answer to our desires, but He asks us to TRUST Him. True joy is can’t ever be attained without God – we can’t have it without understanding pain, the strife, and all that happens in our life that is not easy. Living the Christian life is not easy. The Beatitudes are the roadsign that shows us this journey (this comes from a speech from St. John Paul II at world youth day). Jesus didn’t just proclaim the Beatitudes – he didn’t just give us a roadmap or point to the “way” with this sign. No, Jesus lived the beatitudes.

Romans 12:

Chapter 12

Sacrifice of Body and Mind. [b]I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship. Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.

This conversion must take place within our minds – the transformation in our minds often leads to peace in our hearts. How can we not be conformed to this world? We live in this world! Yet, while we live in this world we do not need to be transformed by this world – and the only way to do this… are you ready for this profound idea? Spend a few minutes with God – more than that spend time with God in quiet. Can you do it? In our loud world with all the noise that bombards us external and internal, it becomes more and more difficult.

Identity in Christ a Bridge To God

Christ is the symbol of peace between man and God and between man and man.  Christ has destroyed any obstacle to peace. He is known as the Lord of Lords, King of Kings, Mighty God and Prince of Peace. In reverse, the prince of darkness keeps us in bondage and allows us to remember over and over and over again as if the record is stuck every mistake we’ve made or every hurt that has been uttered by someone we care about. Christian peace comes from the cross – from the death and resurrection, the struggle in ourselves. Can we follow, can we truly be an instrument of God’s peace? Our own hearts must be conformed to Christ.

St. Mother Theresa of Calcutta showed what is what like to be a peacemaker. She showed this in a country where those who were poor were considered less than human. We know, by her faith that Mother’s identity in Christ was firm. Mother Theresa said: The fruit of silence is prayer – the fruit of prayer if faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service, and fruit of service is peace. I pray the peace and joy that surpasses all understanding comes to you, friends, and this is my prayer for you!

Let’s Pray:

Dear Lord Jesus, Give us the time, expand our time so that we can truly spend time and silence with you – we want to hear your voice, we want to experience a taste of heaven on earth, we want to believe – for we know it in our heads, but need it in our hearts, that your love can and will sustain us. We ask my God for a blessing on all of those who have hurt us, we ask that you, who are love will bless them and show them your love for them and love can blot out any hurt. Dear Lord, I ask that you shower me with your grace, to realize that my identity as a person is only in you and that you help me Lord to become the person you have made me to be! I ask for the prayers I now ask – and those in my heart …. please Lord help those I pray for and I pray this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Luminious Mysteries – Praying for our Priests

We invite you to join us as we pray the Luminous Mysteries with Magnificat, as we remember especially our beloved priests. We invite you to join us as we pray the Luminous Mysteries with Magnificat, as we remember especially our beloved priests. Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women’s Fifth Objective is to “imitate Mary through spiritual adoption of priests and seminarians.” We lift them up to today and always – our spiritual advisors, our priests and bishops, seminarians, and those who are discerning a call to the priesthood.

Join us as we offer special prayers before, during, and after the rosary for our priests. Please consider using this podcast as part of your personal prayer time, lifting up those priests who are near and dear to your heart as well as the entire priesthood. We pray also for an increase in vocations. As the saying goes – “no priest, no Jesus”. We pray that as you pray with us today you experience the presence of Jesus Christ in a deeper way. Come, Holy Spirit, fill those who have consecrated themselves to You and to the service of Your people.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. Through the Magnificat Podcast, we can come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

We encourage you to join us as we pray, learn, and experience what God can do in our lives if we let Him!

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God shows us the Fruit of the Spirit

When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, others can see it by how we live our lives. “Is your life bearing fruit?”, is a good question to ask ourselves regularly.

In this episode, I take a look at 5 fruit: joy, peace, faithfulness, generosity, and kindness. It is helpful to look at these from the perspective of how God shows them to us, gives them to us and then how we give them to others by our actions.

Here are a few verses for you to contemplate:

Joy

“You will show me the path to life, abounding joy in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever.” Psalm 16:11

Peace

“I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” John 16:33

Faithfulness

“good indeed is the Lord, His mercy endures forever, his faithfulness lasts through every generation.” Psalm 100:5

Generosity

“You are being enriched in every way for all generosity, which through us produces thanksgiving to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:11

Kindness

“Then I remembered the mercies of the Lord, his acts of kindness through ages past; For he saves those who take refuge in him, and rescues them from every evil.” Sirach 51:8

the not lukewarm challenge
Spend some time this week asking God to show you where the fruit of the Spirit has been in your life. Where have you seen God as joy, peace, faithfulness, generosity and kindness. And how have you given those to others?

Power of Fatherhood – Dad is Destiny

Power of Fatherhood| We forget that the power of fatherhood that Dad is destiny. The modern culture in which we live may not agree with this but we find that there is so much good that comes from families with strong dads. | podcast #christianpodcast #fatherhood #dayisdestiny #dads #fathers #parentingPower of Fatherhood Dad is Destiny – Episode 34

We forget that the power of fatherhood that Dad is destiny. The modern culture in which we live may not agree with this but we find that there is so much good that comes from families with strong dads. Don’t be lied to – listen to this broadcast with my special guest, and podcast favorite guest, Denise Mira.

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We hear dad called so many different things, but often these phrases are not flattering. Often wives complain or children complain about one parent to the other. All of these things do not help the power of fatherhood. What is a good father? One article called dad “destiny… the effect of a Dad on the children is amazing, and the statistics prove it.

Dad is destiny: The Power of a Father

  1. Quote by US News and World Report
  2. Our culture’s penchant to raise up women and trash men
  3. Dads have inherent superpowers
  4. Effective Fathers come in all shapes and sizes
  5. Timeless Biblical principles apply to ANY father, from millennial to grandfather
  6. Proverbs 4, 5, 6 and 7 and Dads
  7. Generational impact
  8. Dad on the hot seat: take inventory
  9. Mom on the hot seat: the power of a supportive wife
  10. Dad stats and incarceration
  11. The significance of Malachi 4:6

 

 

The Cookout

In this episode, Shauna breaks down the logistics of summer cookouts.We are knee deep in summertime, ya’ll! Now that you can leave your house, what are your plans? Many summer traditions exist: Drive-in movies, snow-cone stands, and neighborhood pools! But universally everyone, everywhere loves a good summer cookout!

In this episode, Shauna breaks down the logistics of summer cookouts. We will compare and contrast what cookout outs look like in different cultures – and which ones you wanna make sure you get invited to!

Shauna also takes us through her recent trip to her neighborhood cookout. She gives us a play-by-play of all the main characters – including the food. From Boudin to Slip n Slides, you will enjoy the ebb and flow that comes when Shauna attends a gathering with actual people.

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The Working Woman’s Emergency Toolbox

The Working Woman's Emergency ToolboxEpisode 39–The Working Woman’s Emergency Toolbox

This episode entitled ‘The Working Woman’s Emergency Toolbox’ focuses on giving practical tips to handle some of those surprises.

We’ve experienced a pandemic, which meant that many of us not only had to start working from home, or even worse, there were those who lost their jobs altogether. Add to this the fact that many of us had children who were also doing school from home. 

Some of us were sick and hospitalized because of COVID-19 or had family members who were sick.  There were those of us who even had family members who died. 

And then there are just the normal emergencies of cars that break down, and  roofs that leak, and refrigerators that fail, and a myriad of other things.

Although you cannot keep emergencies and unexpected things from happening to you, it’s possible to put some things in place so that when life throws it little or big surprises your way, you will be in a better position to survive them.

So ‘The Working Woman Radio Show’ will share some practical things to include in The Working Woman’s Emergency Toolbox. 

 

The Working Woman's Emergency Toolbox

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St. Joseph Model For Fathers

Joseph Model For Fathers | Recently my family read about St. Joseph model for families and my life will never be the same. In this episode, we will discuss how the saints that lived before us are powerful examples... | #podcast #christianpodcast #modelforfathers #fathersday Joseph Model For Fathers Episode 146

Recently my family read about St. Joseph model for fathers and my life will never be the same. In this episode, we will discuss how the saints that lived before us are powerful examples of what it means to live our Christian faith.

Today we are going to talk about a great Biblical figure that we hear very little about in the Scriptures. In fact, we can find verses on Ruth, David, Abraham, and Isaac and the other Joseph – the one who was sold by his brothers into slavery – but Mary and Joseph… we hear very little. And, why is that? Truthfully, I’m not a Biblical scholar so I don’t know – but what I do know as a passionate Christian that when we look at the Holy Family – Jesus, Mary, and Joseph we see a blueprint of what Christian life and true fatherhood should look like.

What do we know about Joseph?

  1. He was a man of faith.
  2. He was handpicked by God Almighty as the best – do you think the creator of the Universe would pick any man? Joseph was elevated to this status by his Yes.
  3. He had the most important job of a lifetime! The care of the Savior of the world before he was born, by taking care of the mother – Mary, and then after birth from infancy until he died. Joseph heard from God – first in a dream when he was told not to divorce Mary – and then later when he was asked to take Mary and the newborn, Jesus to Egypt for safety. Can you imagine a more important job as a Father? Joseph was the greatest father in the world. He protected and cared for Jesus and Mary. The scriptures called St. Joseph the father of Jesus – Luke 2:33, 48

I always thought of Joseph as old – but, he couldn’t have been that old, because he had to travel far – and if he was old, he couldn’t have done it! The distance from Nazareth to Bethlehem (where the census took place) was 80 miles! That was a huge distance and then they had to go to Egypt to escape Herod, and then, back to Nazareth where they lived and Jesus grew up.

Joseph as head of the family took Jesus and Mary to dedicate his child in the temple. We know the family was poor – how do we know this? Through the sacrifice they brought – it was a sacrifice of the poor, a gift of the poor, two turtledoves, and after Simeon spoke – Simeon who was an old man was in the temple waiting for the Messiah – we are told Simeon was guided by the Spirit and prophesied over the infant… Luke2: 28-32

Can you imagine what Joseph and Mary thought? Here Joseph was in charge of taking care of this family that God Almighty had entrusted to him – and he was hearing this dire prophesy – of the future for his wife and son. I’m sure he thought about this often.

I’m sure Joseph had to be strong, and I am sure that he thought, “What can I possibly teach the son of God?”  Joseph as head of the household was in charge of the most precious of all children, he taught him alongside Mary. Can you imagine Jesus as a young boy calling out to Joseph? I doubt he said – foster-father or step-father – no, He would have called Joseph Father or even Daddy.

Jesus grew up as the commandments taught – to honor His father and mother. I always wondered about the private life of Jesus, all those years that we don’t know about – we get a glimpse of his life when he was about a young boy – but other than this we know nothing. It was as if Jesus was given this time with his family, to be a family. Jesus learned a trade, he had friends, how could he not! I’m sure he was loved by all who met Him.

We hear a tiny bit about Jesus as a boy. This was the only incident that we know about where he caused Joseph and Mary anxiety

Then, after losing Jesus for three days on their way back from the temple, after Passover, Mary and Joseph found Jesus in the temple. He was talking to the teachers in the temple – we read in – Luke 2:28 – “When his parents[i] saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, “Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety.”

Of course, Jesus goes on to tell them – why should they be surprised to find him in the Temple as it was His father’s house!

If Father’s today would look a St. Joseph as a symbol of all that summarizes true Fatherhood we would be so blessed as a society today. The Holy family did not have money or status – but they had what all families crave and that is love – the love of a Father and a Mother.

In fact, the statistics – which I won’t look up but you can, of children raised without father’s show that they tend to have a greater risk of poverty, behavioral problems, abuse, and neglect, more likely to go to prison or commit a crime, become high school dropouts and suffer from drug and alcohol abuse. Where are the fathers of today? They do not realize the job they have or the importance of their role.

We should turn to the example of Joseph who followed what the Angel of the Lord said, and was an upright and just man. He was handpicked by Almighty God to care for two of the most precious people, the Savior of the world and his mother – St. Joseph, our model, and example, pray for us!

Let’s pray –

Dear Lord, thank you for giving us the holy men and women in scripture as an example for us to see your providence in all things. You did not allow Jesus to be born or cared for by just anyone but you handpicked the man who would do the best job. Thank you my God for this example of true fatherhood and allow all of those who are hurting and without godly father examples in their lives to turn to you –please Lord be a father to them. We ask, Jesus for the following prayers … and I pray this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

 

 

 

Days Of Darkness

Days of Darkness | Have you heard about the three days of darkness? About thirty- five years ago in spiritual renewal circles, a call went forth by some proclaiming that a period of three days of darkness was coming soon. | #podcast #christianpodcast #Christian #prayingDays of Darkness

Have you heard about the three days of darkness? About thirty- five years ago in spiritual renewal circles, a call went forth by some proclaiming that a period of three days of darkness was coming soon. This darkness was to be so thick that people would not be able to see well what was in front of them. When this event happened a period of enlightenment was to occur. This enlightenment was to be so profound that a person would see the sinfulness of their life in one moment. This experience would be a powerful call to repentance and conversion greater than one had ever experienced before. It was predicted that this was going to happen very soon. Individuals went out and purchased candles and food, expecting everyone to be sequestered for some time. The three days of darkness never happened!

 

This inspiring book by Father David Tickerhoof, Third Order Regular (TOR), on the role of Merciful Penitents in the Renewal and Reform of the Church

Father David’s book is available! “Evangelizing Catholic Culture,” get your copy today.

Recently a few videos appeared on YouTube again predicting a coming event of tremendous enlightenment, and the drastic consequences of unfaithfulness to God and the way he wants humans to live. No doubt surfacing because of the advent of the coronavirus and the ethical/moral conditions of the whole human community, at least in part. How should we respond to this situation? I am sure individuals have a goodly number of suggestions about these matters. Without attempting to exhaust all the possibilities, I would like to express my opinion as humbly as possible. The ideas I present in this “show” do not represent the opinions or policies of any of the communities or institutions to which I belong. The following are simply my beliefs about the matter. 

I realized that the human community would be stressfully and painfully dealing with the coronavirus pandemic for a long time to come. It is important to understand that this issue is a major matter among the whole human community. Its very life and existence before God and his plan and will for the future of all human beings is at stake. I did a quick survey of the major and a few minor prophets in the Old Testaments. What happened when the Hebrew nation was unfaithful and rebellious to the Covenant and promises that God gave to them because he loved them?  

When the Hebrew people were disobedient to the way of life He revealed and gave to the people, He would allow, (God does not directly will evil), other nations around them to punish and invade them. In other words, He permitted an extended time of severe purification on them. After many painful tribulations, the people would come to a clear understanding of how great their offenses were before God, and they would repent of their sins and unfaithfulness, and sincerely attempt to change. He would then pour out his abundant mercy upon them and their situation would be changed in a magnificent manner. You may want to check out chapters 55 to 66 in the Book of Isaiah.

When I saw how consistent the Lord’s plan of conversion was for the people he loved, I was taken back at what was happening in the wake of the coronavirus. A similar or identical conversion pattern seems to be happening to us within the whole human community. This virus may have been made in a test tube, and probably was unintentionally released through experimental animals. Man’s sinful ingenuity apart from the Lord’s revealed plan, plus a multitude of moral and ethical violations worldwide in the universal human community, may have placed us under a time of major purification greater than any three days of darkness.

I think what happened in the past in reference to “three days of darkness” many innocently gave a literal interpretation to the “three days.” However, these types of revelation should be understood to be in the category of “prophetic symbolism.” Even when presented by certain mystics or the Mother of the Lord. The exception to this is when a great “wonder of God”, a miracle, takes place; such as the Miracle of the Sun during the apparitions of Fatima, or other signs and wonders. These happenings and predictions are usually presented as prophesy, it is wise to appreciate the awareness that prophesies many times includes progressive or successive stages of fulfillment. So just a literal interpretation of a specific time or date may set us up for misguided predictions. In the spirit of Fatima, we are invited by the glorified Lord Jesus to share in his atonement by a ministry of reparation; uniting our sufferings and sacrifices with his own to atone for the sins of the world and the Church. As we do, they become a powerful source of grace. Pope Benedict XVI said that “the Cross of Christ is the goal and guide of history. The Cross both stands for and transforms human misery into the means of salvation. It is therefore a sign of hope.” So what can appear on the outside during this pandemic as a desolate time can actually be a powerful opportunity spiritually? (Ann Pozuc)

In the years of 1961 to 1965 three powerful happenings took place in the Catholic Church. The first was the creation and completion of The Second Vatican Council. The second was a profound spiritual renewal entitled the Charismatic Renewal. And the third was a lengthy apparition of Mary the Mother of the Lord in Garabandal, Spain. All three of these events were initiated by the Lord during the same time frame. In this “show” I want to present the content of the messages presented to the visionaries, which relates to a series of prophetic messages. In summary, Mary proclaimed that a great chastisement would become on the world because the human community has abandoned faith in God and the ways he wants human beings to live.

“The cup is filling up”, pray for those who are unwilling or have not changed their sinful ways of life, or those who do not know him. The world must change much or soon a great chastisement will come. She asked that individuals be holy, live good lives, pray often, and do much penance, make many sacrifices; make visits to the Blessed Sacrament. Ask for forgiveness, sacrifice more, and meditate on the passion of Christ and live the Paschal Mystery. The time is short and many clergies are on the path to perdition; the devil is working among many in the Catholic Church. Much change must take place! Is it possible that what we are currently experiencing in the world and the Church is at least a part of the darkness and chastisement, which Mary prophesied would take place? The Virgin’s messages at Medjugorje are consistent with the previous two.

My first visit was in 1988 before the commercialization started. The apparitions had been moved from the church to a large room in the rectory. The crowd was pushing hard at the door. As soon as the door opened, I went across the front of the room instead of moving to the back. From this position, I was standing ten feet from the faces of the three visionaries, who were kneeling quietly with heads bowed in prayer. At six o’clock on the button their heads raised up and beautiful smiles appeared on their faces, recognizing someone for whom they had deep love and affection, their lips began to move in prayer. At that moment I became a believer! I had no doubt that we’re seeing Mary. The message: pray, sacrifice, fast, and do penance.

For sure we need to come to a special period of enlightenment. The Lord sometimes uses a period of pain and suffering to give those he loves a “new spiritual awakening”.  When this experience happens, it may inspire people to do sincere full-hearted repentance and penance. This is necessary in order that righteousness may be restored. This means making the necessary changes in our lives, which will bring from the Lord a period of wonderful and abundant mercy.  There surely is hope for wonderful things ahead. Let hear from you, what do you think? May we pray!

Dear Father, you have given the Human Community so many wonderful gifts and blessings, yet we have misused some of them in immoral and hurtful ways to others. Please forgive us and show us how to use your gifts for others in a merciful and  compassionate way. Teach us to love the truth, which flows from your loving mercy and enlightenment, and give us the wisdom and courage to find ways to serve you and our brothers and sisters in all the world. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.

 

Your Words Will Produce a Harvest

In today’s show, Lucia tells you how to change your current situation by changing the words your speaking. In today’s show, Lucia tells you how to change your current situation by changing the words your speaking.  Isaiah 55:11 in the New Living Translation says, “it is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”

If your desire is to change the circumstances where you are right now, or if you want to go to the next level in your faith, you can make that change by changing the words you’re speaking.

Your words are programming your spirit man for victory or defeat because they are containers that carry faith or fear and they will produce what you’re speaking.

We would like to take a moment and invite you to join our upcoming 5-Day Mindset for Victorious Living Challenge. This will be an exciting event with morning and evening sessions with speakers that will build your faith to walk in and live a life of victory! You can find the link to register in the show notes!

When you make the Bible, or God’s love letter to you, the final authority in your life and speak it out your mouth in faith, it has creative power to change your world.  You can learn to release your faith in the words you speak and you will have what you say!

This spiritual law is based on the same principle of seed-time harvest.  The words you speak are seeds that produce after their own kind.  You can be assured that when you plant a seed in the spring, a harvest will come in the fall.

Lucia shares an example from her life of speaking the Word of God to change your life from a situation of defeat to victory by speaking the Word of God to create the world you want to live in.

Links mentioned in the podcast:

LuciaClaborn.com

Faith Builders for Victorious Living

Victory Thoughts

5-Day Mindset for Victorious Living Challenge

The Holy Spirit’s Gifts, part 2

Holy Boldness! That’s what the gifts of the Holy Spirit give us.

Our last episode looked at the gifts of wisdom, understanding and counsel.

Let’s look at the gifts of knowledge, fortitude, piety and fear of the Lord.

Knowledge propels us to know God and ourselves and to use that knowledge to grow toward perfect love. We want to give perfect love to God and to others.

Fortitude is what we use to carry our cross and our burdens and overcome obstacles to salvation. It also helps us defend our faith.

Piety helps us to want to serve God joyfully and obediently out of love for him. God does not want us to serve and obey Him out of fear but out of love.

Fear of the Lord is reverence for God and the desire to not displease him.  This reverence and desire come not out of fear, but out of the wonder and awe we have when we see all that God has created and done for us.

 

 

Our challenge this week: choose a Holy SPirit prayer and pray it each day.the not lukewarm challenge

Come Holy Spirit

St. Augustine’s Prayer to the Holy Spirit  

Various Holy Spirit Prayers

 

Invite the Holy Spirit

Click on the image to download a sample.

The Domestic Engineer

The Domestic EngineerEpisode 38–The Domestic Engineer

 

This episode entitled ‘The Domestic Engineer’ is dedicated to moms who stay at home and work to provide full-time care for their children.

As the mother of three and someone who has been a stay-at-home mom for many years, special guest, Kate Ward, knows that being at home with the kids all day can be exhausting work.

She shares about why she decided to leave her full-time position as a videographer in order to be at home with her boys.

Kate also candidly talks about her struggles as a stay-at-home mom, her “non-negotiables, and what she does to recharge.

Finally, she challenges moms to do something that will stretch themselves personally, and that will enable them to grow as individuals.

 

 

 

The Domestic Engineeer

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More About Kate Ward

Kate Ward is a mom of three boys, Micah, 13, Camden, 10, and Owen, 5. She has been married to John Ward for 19 years and owns her own video production company, Draw Productions. She has lived in Atlanta for the last 8 years and is passionate about loving Jesus. Kate is on the leadership team for Grace Church NE Atlanta, a multi-ethnic church plant in Atlanta.

Get Off My Lawn!

This week on the broadcast Shauna takes a deep dive into middle-aged people’s obsession with yard work. Get off my lawn!This week on the broadcast Shauna takes a deep dive into middle-aged people’s obsession with yardwork. We discuss the do’s and don’ts of winning the yard of the month. Don’t spend your life wondering if the prize could be yours – work hard and it can be within your grasp.

 

Today, we also begin a new segment of reporting the news no one is talking about. You will hear stories, with commentary to follow, about real people doing really weird things in the world. You will not believe what the media isn’t telling you!

 

We also get the full story of Shauna’s first day back to school after graduating college more than twenty years ago. From what it’s like to be the oldest one in class, to how long can this excruciating nonsense go on before somebody blows! Find out more on this weeks show!

 

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Jesus For All People

Jesus For All People ~ Episode 145

Jesus for all people, not some people not just for you and for me – but for all the people in the world who are open to hearing His voice. In this episode, we will explore that if we really want the true peace and joy that surpasses all understanding – we need Jesus, now more than ever.

Thanks to our sponsor Media Angels, Inc. and the featured books, A Few Minutes with God and One More Child. 

Did you know that Jesus came for all people? The message of Christianity is not some but many in the scriptures we read about the foolish people of that age – I am sure you agree that people have not changed for the better – but foolishness is so prevalent by what we hear and see. Jeremiah 5: 20-23

Friends, there is a not-so-secret agenda in our world today to divide people.  I’m not talking about race here – I am talking about Christian vs. non-Christian. If you are a Christian who loves God and believes that God, Jesus is for ALL people there is no hatred and harm. There is only love. People – we do not know the Bible! If you read the New Testament you will see over and over again that Jesus went to the poor, the oppressed, those who hungered not only for righteousness but for truth. So, what has happened in our current day? There are those who are evil – and think they are better than everyone else. Those evil people harm and kill and because of the evil works of a few we are all punished – not only that but other evil people aid and assist those who want to destroy.

We need to keep our eyes open and be ready because with the closing of our churches – something I have not outwardly spoken about up until now – and yes, we have reopened – at least here in Florida, we have allowed our rights to be trampled on. Did I get closer to God in the times I could not attend church? Yes, and I feel that is a blessing from above, but to be ordered by our government to shut down and for those in the hierarchy of the church to listen. Wow. I get it people were sacred – and rightly so, but we have the right to worship and no one can take that right away from us … but they did.

So what do we do? We don’t protest we listen and follow along. What else is coming, friends? I have no answers but I do know that we must get back to our roots – Jesus is the answer – Jesus is the reason we worship – Jesus is color blind – Jesus loves all – does he care how much money you make, or the type of car you drive or what neighborhood you live in?

Jesus cares about you – He cares about me – He cares about the people in nursing homes my own father-in-law with dementia that I cannot go and visit because the facilities are still shut down. I am praying and visualizing that Jesus is beside his bed and He is there to comfort Him. I know Jesus cares about Him and Jesus hears our prayers! If we want peace in our world people let’s look within.

Are you ready to do a self-analysis? Here is your homework for the week – are you ready?

  1. Where is your mind? When you wake up each morning what are you thinking?
  2. Do you pray daily?
  3. Do you read Scripture daily?
  4. Do you ask God to take your day and time for HIS glory?
  5. Do you praise God daily? In words or in singing?

How did you do? To be honest there are some questions – which just came to me as I was doing this episode and were not planned – that I did not do so great on… which means, friends we only have one way to go and that is UP – we can pray and we can improve. We also need to pray for the state of our world and for those who do not know the Lord. If everyone loved Jesus as I am sure you do this world would be a better place.

One last thing – will you share this episode with a friend? I believe we need more of Jesus in our world and I’m doing my tiny, small part along with your help to spread the good news. Jesus is for all people, not just us!

Let’s pray.

Dear Heavenly Father – you sent your one and only Son into the world for our sake – you sent the Lord and Savior of the world not just for me – but for all people. My Lord, please enter the hearts of those who are hurting, open the eyes, and the ears that are closed to hearing the truth and the love that you have available and offer to them freely. Please help us, Lord, to come to you in humility but with the knowledge that while You know all things and see our sins, you will also see our repentant hearts. Dear Jesus, please listen to our prayers as we pray for the following needs…    thank-you Lord for taking away the spirit of fear and instead of giving us a spirit of joy that surpasses all understanding and we pray this in Jesus’ Name. Amen!

The Holy Spirit’s Gifts, part 1

The Spirit is present from the beginning of time – “A mighty wind sweeping over the waters” (Gn 1:2b). As part of the Trinity, God the Holy Spirit moves and acts in accord with the Father and the Son, bringing order from chaos. The gifts of the Holy Spirit come from Isaiah 11:2, “The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, A spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD.”

When did the apostles receive the Holy Spirit?

On the feast of Pentecost, which is considered the birth of the Church, the apostles and Mary were locked in the upper room out of fear. And then, the Holy Spirit came upon them and filled them with the gifts of the Spirit. Then, they were made bold and began to preach and teach and heal and pray. The began spreading the Good News!

Why do we need these gifts?

These gifts help us be open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and sustain us in our Christian walk.

Wisdom helps order our lives correctly by desiring the things of God rather than the world.

Understanding allows us to grasp the truths of our faith profoundly.

Counsel gives us the opportunity to choose the best way to please God, to avoid sin and to help others do what is right.

As always, the gifts are first for ourselves before we reach out and help others. Let the Spirit fill you and guide you as to how to use your gifts.

the not lukewarm challenge

Our Not Lukewarm Challenge this week: Read and reflect on these scripture verses: Isiah 11, Psalm 104. And here is a link to the Holy Spirit prayer I prayed.

 

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Babies, Bad Hair, & Birthdays

We will discuss yet another terrible hair experience and how you can avoid them in the future. Don’t be rash with your quarantine hair! We will also discuss middle children and how the often get lost in the fray, even on their birthdays!We’ve had quite the weekend all around America. And while misfortune and tragedy abound, I think it important to keep hope and laughter alive. This week, we will attempt to do just that!

We will discuss yet another terrible hair experience and how you can avoid them in the future. Don’t be rash with your quarantine hair! We will also discuss middle children and how the often get lost in the fray, even on their birthdays!

And speaking of birthdays, Shauna will reminisce some of her birthing experiences and offer new and young mom’s tips to make the most of your childbirth experience – most of which you should hastily disregard!

So please, join us for love and laughter as we continue on this journey, we call life, together.

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Replay Challenges For Christians

Challenges for Christians | I don’t need to tell you that as a Christian we are in peril. There are many challenges for Christians to overcome each day. | #podcast #christianpodcast Challenges For Christians – Replay

With the virus and all the chaos that followed it is time to learn that now the challenge is getting our hearts focused on the Lord! Enjoy this replay.

I don’t need to tell you that as a Christian we are in peril. There are many challenges for Christians to overcome each day. We are persecuted people worldwide but currently, in our own world, the things we held dear are slowly being eroded.

In the scriptures, Jesus challenges us again and again that following Him is not an easy road but it is one that is eternal. In the last episode, we read the Sermon on the Mount and how the Lord challenged us in the beatitudes. Today we are going to read about a further challenge that seems so applicable to our world today.

In the Scriptures, Jesus challenges us that it is not enough to be his disciples and to be blessed when we are persecuted but then we must turn the other cheek. I want to read the Scripture and have you process this and what it means for our lives because I feel the Lord has revealed something special in this passage and I will use it in my life. If you believe He wants you to use it in your lives as well then I invite you to think and pray.

Challenges For Christians

Matthew 5:38-40 New International Version (NIV) — Eye for Eye

This lesson from our Lord and Savior was to show us that the Kingdom of God does not operate as our world operates. Jesus characterized unfailing truth, mercy, forgiveness of sinners, and finally sacrificial love by his dying on the cross.

We are told to go above and beyond what is expected – but this verse does not mean we sit there and be abused. Not at all – we do not put ourselves in danger by allowing someone to hurt us. That would be against all that is good and holy. This verse shows us that in a world of mediocracy, of doing the least amount, of caring only about ourselves to the detriment of others we are to be a light in a hurting world. Recently on the news, I saw a story of a man who walked five or ten miles to work and had to get up super early to get there and was always on time. Someone saw this and purchased him a car so that he could drive instead. This is an example of what the Lord is showing us. The news received national attention and the donor was hailed as a “good Samaritan,” synonymous with the Scriptures intent.

Jesus is the one who challenges – and there will always be challenges for Christians

What Jesus says to us in the Scripture is that we should not retaliate – we should forgive, we should in essence “turn the other cheek.” The world expects us to retaliate, in fact, it is instinctive. We want to get back to insult, to hate. All of these things make the enemy rejoice while good suffers. So many people are held in bondage of guilt and unforgiveness and it will eat away at your health and eventually your soul if you let it.

Jesus is the perfect example of silence before his accuser when he was sentenced to death on the cross. We all know he could summon the angels of heaven or freed Himself with just one word but he did not. As I share this message we approach the Lenten season. It is a time of reflection, the 40 days before Easter. Friends, even if you are not Catholic, spend this time in prayer before the Lord daily and pray. Think about how the Lord did not avenge His death, instead He used it to set us free and what a heavy price. Something we should be grateful for and rejoice!

In the Old Testament, we see a similar example of acting counter culture with the sparing of Saul’s life by David. Even though Saul wanted to kill David, David showed that God was in charge of his life. And, Saul had been chosen by God.

We are told to be merciful as God is merciful. Jesus isn’t only teaching He is showing us a glimpse of himself and His mission. Where there was hatred Jesus came to bring us love. We are called to imitate Christ. Can we do that in our daily lives? Can we be a gateway of love and joy to those in our families, to those we encounter every day, to the random person on the street?

As Christians, we can show that when we are slandered and persecuted that we will pray for them. I once ended a conversation with someone that was pro-abortion that I would pray for them. They were taken aback. We should not say it in a way that is condescending but in a way that is heartfelt!

God does not call everyone but those He calls He equips. He has given us all the tools we need by the power of the Holy Spirit, by the grace from on high, by His words in Scripture. We have everything we need and yet we fall short. We must pray to be the light and to bring the light of Jesus to others and that should be our goal as we approach the 40 days of Lent.

Let’s Pray!

Lord, I want to imitate You, your goodness, your mercy, and your forgiveness but I fall short. I cannot do this on my own. I need the Father. I need You, Jesus. I need the Holy Spirit. I need help! Please, Lord, hear my prayers and help me in this time of persecution to place you first. If I put you first I know that everything else will work out. I put all of my trust in you, Jesus. Help me to be a light for a hurting world. Help me to forgive those who have hurt me. Help me to let go of the things that I have carried for many days, weeks or even years. I give all of my needs to you and I am free in the precious Name of Jesus. You died so that our sins could be forgiven and I praise Your Name!

Thank you for hearing my prayers for answering my prayers and for being ever faithful. Thank-you for this time to dwell on your words, to place them in my heart and to learn from your lessons even though it is many years later it still makes sense. Dear Lord, please listen as I pray for the following intentions… thank-you for hearing and answering my prayers. Dear Jesus I ask a special blessing on all of the listeners of this podcast, I ask that you bless them 100-fold for their faithfulness in listening and studying your Word in Holy Scripture and I pray this in Jesus Name. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Negotiating a Flex Work Schedule

Negotiating a Flex Work ScheduleEpisode 37–Negotiating a Flex Work Schedule

Negotiating a flex work schedule is something that more women and their families must do in light of everything that’s been going on with our recent pandemic.

Special guest Priscilla Wilkinson, Vice President of HR and Operations at SitusAMC, talks about exactly what it means to have a flexible work schedule. She describes some different types of flexible work schedule situations (ex. working remotely, telecommuting, part time work, customized work schedules, etc.).

Mrs. Wilkinson shares about what kinds of things does an employee need to take into consideration when trying to determine if a flex schedule will work for them.  She also talks about the advantages of a flexible work schedule for employees.

 

 

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Negotiating a Flex Work Schedule

More About Priscilla Wilkinson

Priscilla Wilkinson is the Vice President of HR and Operations at SitusAMC, a financial services company. She has over 30 years of corporate experience, primarily in roles dealing with employee relations, training and strategic planning.

Mrs. Wilkinson is also the Founder and Director of Women of Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring, teaching, and training women to discover their value, purpose and passion, and she serves as an elder that oversees the Evangelism and Outreach ministries at Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

 

Intentionality is the seed of freedom

Do you ever struggle in prayer? Right, of course, doesn’t everyone at some point or another? Often times, the struggle comes not when we are praying prayers we have memorized or are reading, but when we are trying to meditate or contemplate, to reflect and be with God. We become distracted; we lose focus.

Today guest, Jerry Windley-Doust has a way to help us with those times of distractions during prayer. A journal that helps us reflect on our day with the help of the Holy Spirit. St. Ignatius taught that it was helpful to practice the Examen each day. Jerry’s book, The Daily Examen Journal, helps you walk back through your day asking yourself what did I do, say, think and feel? He uses prompts from saints and images to go through the steps of the Examen.

By being intentional, practicing gratitude and consistency, we enter into the space within us that helps us grow spiritually. We become more united with God and that brings peace.

The journal is meant to be used as a 30-day retreat; an introduction into the practice of the Examen. Jerry explains the steps and offers a few Ignatian prayers, the Anima Christi and the Suscipe before the journal pages. If you are unfamiliar with the Examen or need a refresher the book provides what you need to get started. If you’d like more structure to your prayer life, the journal provides that as well.

The book, The Daily Examen Prayer Journal, is available at Gracewatch. You can learn more about Jerry there or on his Facebook page.

the not lukewarm challengeThis week challenge yourself to practice a nightly Examen. There are instructions and you can download a sample from Jerry’s book here.

Non-Traditional Careers for Women

 

Non-traditional careers for women

Episode 36–Non-Traditional Careers for Women

In the seven or so months since The Working Woman Radio Show podcast has been on the air, I have had the pleasure of interviewing a variety of women who work in a variety of jobs and careers, including doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers, and journalists, but today I want to focus on non-traditional career choices for women.

The U.S. Department of Labor defines a non-traditional career for women as one in which 25% or less of those employed in the field are women. It is hard to believe that, in the 21st century, the Department of Labor lists over 100 occupations that fall into this category, among them police officers and architects. 

Let me share a few reasons why a woman working in a non-traditional job would be an important option. 

First, according to the U.S. Department of Labor statistics, in 2017 the median weekly earnings of women who worked full-time were only 82% of men’s full-time median weekly earnings. 

Secondly, women are underrepresented in occupations across many occupational groups including those in the construction trades and STEM fields. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Finally, non-traditional occupations offer a woman higher entry-level wages and higher pay as she advances in her career. 

So with that in mind, I would like to share with my listeners a list of 17 non-traditional jobs along with some quick facts for each of them. The purpose of this is to give women as many options as possible as they make decisions about future careers. 

 

Helpful Resources:

 

Non-Traditional Careers for Women

Occupational Outlook Handbook–US Bureau of Labor

Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections
PSB Suite 21352 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20212-0001

Telephone: 1-202-691-5700

www.bls.gov/ooh

 

 

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Technical College System of Georgia

The HOPE Career Grant can be the boost a student needs to get started on a rewarding career in a well-paying job, and without accumulating a lot of student debt. It also helps Georgia employers by creating a pipeline of skilled workers they can hire well into the future. TCSG offers 17 tuition-FREE programs of study. For more information, go to https://tcsg.edu/free-tuition/.

 

 

 

Non-Traditional Careers for Women

Non-Traditional Careers for Women

The U.S. Department of Labor defines a non-traditional career for women as one in which 25% or less of those employed in the field are women (Nontraditional Occupations for Women. U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau).

 

 

 

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Come, Holy Spirit!

Pentecost – that’s something that happened a long time ago? Right? Something about the Holy Spirit and tongues of fire and some other stuff… Nothing for today’s world. Right? Wrong! Oh so wrong! Pentecost – that’s something that happened a long time ago? Right? Something about the Holy Spirit and tongues of fire and some other stuff… Nothing for today’s world. Right?

Wrong! Oh so wrong! The Holy Spirit is alive and working in today’s world and in the Church. He’s just waiting for us to open our hearts fully to Him. Are we ready to be spiritually changed through the Baptism in the Holy Spirit? Are we ready to see what God can do with our “yes”? Are we ready to become what God is calling us to be?

Pentecost is this Sunday. Come, Holy Spirit, come and renew the face of the earth and please begin with me!


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Magnificat is a private association of the Christian faithful under the vigilance and jurisdiction of the local ordinary. The ministry is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The essence of Magnificat is the encounter between Mary and Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56). Magnificat is a woman-to-woman ministry which calls forth a lively faith in God and His actions in daily life, a love for Mary and for the Church, and deep holiness. The words of Our Lady’s canticle in Luke’s gospel take on a personal significance for Magnificat women as they seek to magnify the Lord in their own lives and lead others to know His great love and goodness.

We encourage you to join us as we pray, learn, and experience what God can do in our lives if we let Him!

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Purple Rain

This week we discuss the rain that continues to fall and how it affects us all! Rain songs rule the day and throw Shauna into a rain-induced depression.April showers have brought May showers instead of flowers in Shauna’s neck of the woods. How about you? This week we discuss the rain that continues to fall and how it affects us all! Rain songs rule the day and throw Shauna into a rain-induced depression. We also reminisce about a time it rained so much chickens moved to her front-porch! Chicken ladies – beware!

Shauna did step outside this weekend long enough to experience a hair debacle that you don’t want to miss! The question is asked – when do we go gray? Is there a line? Age? These are the questions.

Shauna reveals her hidden “passion” of shopping for clothes, one that she shares with many – and doesn’t understand people who do not enjoy it! From cleaning out her closet to having an overwhelming number of choices, we discuss it all.

Shauna spent more time with her neighbors this week and learned a thing or two about her status in the barrio. She also discusses her eldest sons recent job interview experience, which isn’t to be missed!

We hope you’ll join us for this deep dive into the dark recesses of her mind this week on Seriously Shauna!

 

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The Good Old Days

In today’s podcast, join Mary as she explores the idea that we all have a precious opportunity to see these current days and our current situations as the “Good Days.”Hey friend! I have a secret message for you, so pay attention!

These ARE the good old days!  Don’t miss them!

Joshua 4:21-22 “And he said to the people of Israel, “When your children ask their fathers in times to come, ‘What do these stones mean?’ then you shall let your children know, ‘Israel passed over this Jordan on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up for us until we passed over, so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, that you may fear the LORD your God forever.”

It’s easy to look back at amazing things God has done, to reminisce of miracles and provision, but do you ever consider what the people were actually going through at the time?  What emotions they were experiencing?  What fears or logistical concerns they were faced with? How does that compare to your current situation?

In today’s podcast, I’m exploring the idea that we all have a precious opportunity to see these current days and our current situations as the “Good Days.”

Give a listen to see how you can approach these days from a most positive perspective without even trying hard.

Then, jump over to Facebook and join, “Moms in Control” where I have plenty of practical ways to navigate difficult times.

Your Words Have Creative Power

Lucia shares how you can change your world by changing your wordsLucia shares how you can change your world by changing your words!  You have power to create the world you want to live in by thinking right thoughts, confessing what the Word of God says, and believing your words have creative power!

 

It doesn’t matter if your life is great and God has given you everything your heart desires, He has more for you!  Or, you may be struggling to make ends meet and wondering if your life will ever get better!

 

Lucia has been at both extremes and she wants you to know that God knows exactly where you are, and He wants you to experience all His goodness in your life starting right now!

 

She will challenge you to examine the words you’re speaking because Proverbs 6:2 says, “you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth.”  Your faith-filled words will either put you over the top in your life, or your fear-filled words of doubt and unbelief will defeat you.

The sponsor for this podcast is the ABC’s of Who I Am, at Lucia Claborn Ministries.  Learn and confess who God says you are from A to Z so you can walk in victory!  Lucia Claborn Ministries at LuciaClaborn.com provides resources to build your faith and teach you who you are according to the Word of God!

 

Ephesians 5:1 says “imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children.”  If you’re going to imitate God, you must talk like He talks.

 

You can create a better life for yourself and your family that’s full of fun, excitement and victory by speaking the Word of God in faith and believing the Word will produce exactly what you say it will do!!
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Faith Builders for Victorious Living

Victory Thoughts

ABC’s of Who I Am

The Meaning of Life

Meaning Of Life | What is it all about? What is the meaning of life? What is our purpose here? This is an age-old question, and in fact, you probably have joked about it at some point, right? | #podcast #christianpodcast #meaningoflife #life #ChristianFaithThe Meaning of Life Episode 144

What is it all about? What is the meaning of life? What is our purpose here? This is an age-old question, and in fact, you probably have joked about it at some point, right? The meaning of life is clearly unfolded in the books of Sacred Scripture but can we read between the lines? In this episode, we will delve into the way the Lord reveals Himself to us in His Word.

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Listening to various sermons online from some of the best preachers has been so eye-opening for me. I learn something new every day or perhaps glean a new insight that has escaped me in the past. In the last episode, we spoke about Pentecost – the infilling of the Holy Spirit after Jesus left this world and went up to heaven. He promised he would not leave us or abandon us and sending His Spirit gives us comfort.

As a Christian, I know that Jesus is the way the truth and the Life and that whoever believes in Him has salvation. The Resurrected Lord appeared to the disciples after His death and there were many eyewitnesses which is why even with the threat of death, the apostles would not deny Him. He appeared to them and selected another apostle to take the place of Judas who betrayed Him and He selected Mathias. We learn from the Scriptures that Mathias had been traveling with them all along and had been learning from the Lord just as the others had. But, something called to the Lord to select Him as a replacement. Have you ever wondered why? Remember we’ve discussed how the New Testament is a fulfillment of the Old Testament of the Bible. And the number twelve was significant so it makes sense that the twelve apostles would symbolize the power of God through the new Evangelism – the new testimony of His witnesses. Because they were filled with the Holy Spirit the power of God was working within them. They would be able to share the good news that all was not lost and that the salvation of many would take place.

God works through us in the same way as He worked through His apostles and we see this through salvation History. In the Old Testament God began His revelation in the beginning – when He created the heavens and the earth. And even after the fall of man in Genesis 3:15

We know that “your offspring and hers” – hers signifying Mary and He signifying Christ. Christ crushed the head of the beast, while the beast only wounded his heel – in the Crucifixion, the heels of Christ were pierced. The verses of Scripture are so rich and continue to reveal more and more each time we read them. From the beginning, we were promised salvation from evil – and the Word was made flesh and lived among us. Let’s look at Hebrews 1:1-14

In God’s own words the mystery of life is revealed. God reveals himself constantly through the years as they unfold in the Scriptures. He shows himself in the created order, in the world he gave us, in the natural beauty, and even in us – in the humans, he created in His image… He shows himself through the revelation and the witness of the prophets in Hebrews we read that – He revealed Himself in his covenants – with Abraham and the 12 tribes of Israel – one of the descendants from this tribe was David where Mary and Joseph’s lineage can be traced. From this covenant, he laid down the laws as they were revealed and he made his promises to the people.

But, in no way even with the greatness of all the words and the deeds and the miracles of the Old Testament is it surpassed by the glory that God gave us in His Son. He fully revealed Himself to us and this is the New Covenant – it is the meaning of life – it is the Word of God made flesh. If the creator of the universe could send His Son to die for us – what else is there? There is nothing else to be said – it is time to drop the proverbial microphone! It is done. It is finished. There is no other revelation that we need to know about or want, for our salvation.

As we study our faith, as we ask for a deeper understanding of the Holy Spirit as we grow in our love for what the Almighty has done for us we realize that His love for us surpasses all understanding and the meaning of our life is only in the understanding of what it means to be in Christ and to have him in us.

Yet people always ask that age-old question – “if God is so good and all-knowing how can he allow suffering…” First, even the Son of God the second person in the Trinity did not save Himself from pain and suffering. We can read all the times in the New Testament where He suffered, where he even shed blood in the Garden of Gethsemane before they came to arrest Him because He knew what was coming. Do you think he does not understand what we are going through? Do you think he could have chosen a better time in history to show up, like now—where maybe he would be deemed crazy but harmless rather than at a time where punishment for supposed blaspheme was death by crucifixion? Think about it.

God gave us His Son out of love for us – if we, humankind understood this would we not make other choices and live in harmony? It is with those people – the ones he has given free will that choices – and many times the wrong choices by selfish people who are full of pride for themselves that we all suffer. Just think about the enemy, Satan – his fault was that he was filled with pride and though He was greater than God and disliked that the angels bowed before God when he felt they should bow before him. Friends, it isn’t God who sent us death and destruction it is caused at the very hands of the people God created who have turned their backs on Him.

The meaning of life is right before us – it is in our giving of our lives to the Lord. He is here. He is waiting. He is knocking. Will you let Him in? If you have not opened yourself up to the Lord in a deeper way, get down on your knees and do it today – ask the Lord to give you the words for repentance, ask him to forgive those things you have done in your past – if you can’t remember them ask the Lord to bring them to your mind, and then He will give you forgiveness no matter what you have done! Ask Jesus to come into your life in a deeper way and offer your life to Him. Ask Him to cleanse you from all the things that are not of Him and give you a heart that wants only what is good and holy. By opening your heart, the Lord can fill the void that sense of loss that sense that no one cares or understands you. God will bring it all to you in a way that you will understand and the truth will set you free.

Let’s Pray – Dear Heavenly Father how can I thank you for revealing yourself to us through the words of the Old Testament and then giving us your son in the New? How can we thank You, Jesus, for the gift you gave or your very life for our salvation? Please send us your Holy Spirit to renew our faith to renew our wants and our needs only in You, my God. I know the purpose of my life and that is to have a life filled with the joy that Your love brings. I ask for the following needs, You, my Jesus know my heart …. If it is your will, and in

Fly to Mary

Mary is our Mother who loves us and wants to help us. Ever since I was a little girl I have prayed this very special prayer asking for Mary to intercede, The Memorare. The image of prayers flying up to her in heaven where she then offers them to Jesus for me is very hopeful.

It is a prayer of trust in a mother who will never let us down, always listening to us and helping us.

St. Teresa of Calcutta had a special devotion to Mary and prayed this same prayer often, calling it her “Flying Novena.” She would pray 9 Memorares and then 1 more in thanksgiving for the answer. The Missionaries of Charity use it often. I have as well and by the end, either I have an answer, I am calm or the situation has resolved itself. All great outcomes!

I encourage you to pray this prayer and go to Mary and ask for her help.

And that’s the Not Lukewarm Challenge for the week.

 

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What You Say Matters

What you say matters ... We can change what comes out of our mouths by changing what goes into our hearts. What we say makes a difference!

Jesus told the Pharisees: “By your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

When we study and pray Scripture, we are filled with the Word of God.

Meditating on daily Mass readings is one way to incorporate the scripture in our lives. The Divine Office and many other prayer-helps can be accessed through the Treasury of Prayer link at the bottom of the Magnificat website: https://magnificat-ministry.net/

The Rosary with its mysteries, is completely scriptural and historically powerful. The Magnificat Ministry Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MagnificatMinistry has several recorded rosaries to assist you in praying the Rosary.

We can change what comes out of our mouths by changing what goes into our hearts. With Jesus Christ, the living Word of God in our hearts, what we say can make a difference for better!

Getting Something Off My Chest

Seven months ago, Shauna had the biggest surgery of her life. It was equally one of the most challenging times as well.Seven months ago, Shauna had the biggest surgery of her life. It was equally one of the most challenging times as well. When adversity strikes, our faith is tested. And we’re given a glimpse of our utter dependence upon God. Shauna opens up about her trial and the struggle to make it through. Sometimes, the struggle never goes away, we just learn to manage through faith. Some content may be sensitive for younger listeners, though nothing inappropriate is said. However, never miss an opportunity to grow and learn, though listener discretion is advised.

 

On the lighter side, Shauna will update you on her quarantine hair situation and her plans to rectify the situation!

Also – an update on the two old ladies that terrified Shauna and sent her into fight or flight – you won’t BELIEVE what happened!

 

As always, please reach out if you would like Shauna to come and share her testimony with your church group. It is always a joy to be encouraged by a triumph over trauma journey. Contact us at: shauna@seriouslyshaunapodcast.com

 

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Crisis Money Management for Women

Crisis Money Management for WomenEpisode 35–Crisis Money Management for Women

 

With many Americans experiencing an economic crisis because of the COVID-19 pandemic, crisis money management for women and their families is a timely subject.

Many people have had their hours reduced, been furloughed from their jobs, or lost them altogether, and even though some states are planning to allow business to reopen, the economy is in a mess, and people need help.

Rachel Beverly, an accountant with Ernst and Young, sits down with The Working Woman Radio Show to talk about practical things that women and their families can do make ends meet during these difficult times.

Rachel gives suggestions on how to make a simple budget, what people can do to trim their expenses, what to do or not do if you don’t have an emergency fund.

Ms. Beverly also talks about paying down things like student loans and credit cards, and whether or not to make changes with your current investments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crisis Money Management for WomenMore About Rachel Beverly

Rachel Beverly is a tax accountant with Ernst and Young, one of the largest accounting firms in the world. She grew up in Alabama where she  attended the University of Alabama where she made life-long friends from around the globe. 

Her friendships led her to move to Clarkston, GA, one of the most diverse places in the US. She loves being outside and spending time with friends. 

Pentecost

Pentecost | The truth can set you free, and on Pentecost, the Apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit and became embolden speaking in tongues, in languages they did not know. How can we be filled with this spiritual influence and use it in our everyday lives to go out and proclaim the good news? | #podcast #christianpodcast #holyspirit #GodsGift #TheSpiritofGodPentecost Beginning For Christians ~ Episode 143

The truth can set you free, and on Pentecost, the Apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit and became embolden speaking in tongues, in languages they did not know. How can we be filled with this spiritual influence and use it in our everyday lives to go out and proclaim the good news?

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I have several other podcasts on the topic of the Holy SpiritGifts of the Holy Spirit and Family  of the Holy Spirit  

As I shared in a previous podcast I had a revelation that without the Holy Spirit it is difficult for us to understand faith, and to understand Biblical principles. What is so clear to me seems fuzzy to some, and what is so clear to my pastors or teachers sometimes seems difficult for me to understand. We have different levels of understanding in academics, right? For some calculus or maybe writing a 20-page essay may come easy, but others may look at these two topics and say, no way! I can’t do either! For academics, we need to study, but sometimes studying doesn’t mean we can understand the material – we need to study about faith as well and expose ourselves to readings and a good book.

With faith, we understand what we are capable of understanding at that time and place. But one thing I’ve always been in awe of is the faith of a child. My grandchild sometimes says things to me that leaves me breathless in their faith and thoughts about God.

Faith is a gift and it is given freely. The answer to this call is totally up to us. If we look at the Holy Word of God the Bible we will see that throughout salvation history, God the Father revealed Himself to us. How did He do this? We see it in the garden when he walked with our first parents. Can you imagine walking with God the Father? We see it when they sinned against God and he prophetically shared in Genesis 3:15 – This was the foreshadowing of the coming of Christ who would defeat evil. In the Old Testament, we continue to read about a God who lead an imperfect people. But we also read that when we see Jesus, we see the Father. And, after Jesus rose from the dead He sent the Spirit. Pentecost Sunday is celebrated seven weeks after Easter. It is a reminder to us about the ability to be ready at all times, and the infilling of the Holy Spirit will open your mind and heart to all that is good and Holy.

Where is the Holy Spirit in your life? On Pentecost, we Christians celebrate this awakening of awareness and understanding of God – we see that in our imperfection we are made whole and we are loved by the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. When we pray, we are opening ourselves up to gifts that are greater than anything we can even imagine on earth, and if you are like me—your imagination can be grand! How can we stay in our complacency when our eyes have been opened to the glory that is available, freely from our God? He is ready with all the gifts of the Holy Spirit and waiting for us to open our hands in the ready for what He has to offer to us! Not the neighbor down the street, not to other people who you think are more worthy, but to us! If we continue to live our lives on our own terms there can be no change in us for the better. I hear all of these talks about being the “best person you can be,” but at what cost? So many people walk around miserable and unhappy. Happiness, true happiness is based upon faith! It is a deep-down realization that we are not alone and we are in the care of a Heavenly Father.

Do we live life on our terms? Are we really open to the glorious blessings that the Almighty has in store for us? The gifts of the Holy Spirit — God is greater than all the kings and kingdoms of this world, all the great men and women that we see or know about because they are famous, and God does not puff Himself up sharing His importance with us—no, He comes to us in humility. Do you want to get to know God? Humility is your key.

Years ago I met a man whose father held very important positions and was a remarkable man in intellect. He was knighted by the Queen of England and was now know with the title of “Sir” … so teasingly I asked this man, who was sitting at the table in our home, if we had royalty in our midst. He humbly smiled and said something like, only in Christ are we truly heirs to the Kingdom. That resonated with me… only in Christ are we heirs.

Christ did not shy away from humility in the life he lived with Joseph and Mary. The life of a poor carpenter. God could have claimed all the riches of the earth, yet he lived among the people who were detached from worldly goods. He also didn’t leave us alone. He promised and advocate – the Holy Spirit.

In Acts 2 – you should read the entire chapter, but it talks about the effects of the Holy Spirit among the 12 that were hidden in the upper room, where it was believed that Mary was with them. She had been left under the care of John, the Apostle by Jesus at the foot of the cross. If he was hiding out in the upper room, I’m sure he would not have abandoned the mother of our Savior! You can read about the apostles speaking in tongues because that is what we typically read and hear – but I want to point out Acts 2: 17-20 It was a reminder of the prophet Joel from the Old Testament – the New Testament we are reminded over and over again is a fulfillment of the Old.

Some think the Holy Spirit was only for then—not now, but that is not true. First let’s look at the gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, knowledge, fortitude, piety, and fear of the Lord. But let’s look at what comes after these gifts! After these gifts come to the fruits – especially for those who are open to God in their life Scripture always tells us we can judge others, their motivations, and intentions by their fruits. If you say you are a Christian how are you showing it? Just in words or in deeds?

… In Galatians 5: 22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Friends we can’t do it alone. I pray this for you, today is a new beginning and all things for us are impossible but with God all things are possible

Let’s Pray – Dear God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit we ask for an infilling of all of the gifts of your Holy Spirit not so that we can boast but so that you can be glorified. Help us to grow deeper in the love of You – help us to be detached from the things of this world and know that you hold the meaning of joy and a fulfilled life… I ask for the gifts and the fruits of the Spirit so I can better serve you each day. I ask for the following prayer requests and intentions… Dear Lord if it is your will I ask that these requests and intentions be heard. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Our Lady wants to help untie the knots of our life

Mary, the Blessed Mother, mother of Jesus and our mother too wants to help us always. We can turn to her in prayer and ask for help.

A recently re-discovered title of Mary is Mary Undoer or Untier of Knots. It is a famous painting in Augsburg, Germany. Pope Francis, when he was the Archbishop of Buenos Aries, saw the image and popularized it and wrote a prayer in honor of it. Johann Melchior Georg Schmittdner painted Mary Undoer of Knots with great grace. Since 1700, his painting has been venerated in the Church of St. Peter in Perlack, Augsburg, Germany. It was originally inspired by a meditation of Saint Irenaeus (Bishop of Lyon and martyred in 202) making a comparison between Eve and Mary, saying:“Eve, by her disobedience, tied the knot of disgrace for the human race; whereas Mary, by her obedience, undid it”.

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Here is the prayer from Pope Francis:

Holy Mary, full of God’s presence during the days of your life,
you accepted with full humility the Father’s will,
and the Devil was never capable to tie you around with his confusion
Once with your Son you interceded for our difficulties,
and, full of kindness and patience you gave us example of how to untie the knots of our life.
And by remaining forever Our Mother,
you put in order and make more clear the ties that link us to the Lord.
Holy Mother, Mother of God, and our Mother,
to you, who untie with motherly heart the knots of our life, we pray to you to receive in your hands (the name of person) and to free him/her of the knots and confusion with which our enemy attacks.
Through your grace, your intercession, and your example,
deliver us from all evil, Our Lady, and untie the knots that prevent us from being united with God,
so that we, free from sin and error, may find Him in all things, may have our hearts placed in Him and may serve Him always in our brothers and sisters. Amen.
If you’d like to pray the full novena, you can look here.
the not lukewarm challengePray this every day for a specific intention. Put your needs into the hands of Mary.
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Peace of Mind

Does peace feel elusive? I’ve got good news for you! In this episode we’ll cover 3 things that bring us back to peace of mind and it can happen in a moment.

Does peace feel elusive? Do you sometimes feel so disjointed that it seems like it would take an entire day or even a week to get back to feeling calm and happy? I’ve got good news for you!  It doesn’t have to take that long! In this episode we’ll cover 3 things that bring us back to peace of mind and it can happen in a moment.

A couple of helpful verses we’ll be discussing are:

Philippians 4:4-9

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me- practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”

Colossians 3:14 And above all these, put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

This is a great time to go looking for that peace that God promises.  It’s there, already.

Lots of love!

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Women’s Panel Testifies of Their Authority

Lucia welcomes a panel of special guests – her dear friends, Mrs. Donna Dudley, Mrs. Penny Parker, and Mrs. Donna Walker – as they discuss the authority and power God has given His children to walk in victory every moment of every day.

Lucia welcomes a panel of special guests – her dear friends, Mrs. Donna Dudley, Mrs. Penny Parker, and Mrs. Donna Walker – as they discuss the authority and power God has given His children to walk in victory every moment of every day.

They share their testimonies of real-life struggles and discuss the life-giving changes that occurred in their lives when they received revelation knowledge of the power that’s made available to them when they exercise their God-given authority that belongs to every born-again, child of God.

A Special “Thank You!” to our sponsors, ABC’s of Who I Am, at Lucia Claborn Ministries for sponsoring this podcast.  Learn and confess who God says you are from A to Z so you can walk in victory! .  Lucia Claborn Ministries is providing resources to build your faith and teach you who you are according to the Word of God!

These seasoned Christians discuss real-life situations where they have applied the Word of God to their circumstances and stood on His promises to see change in their families, finances, and jobs, to ultimately enforce Satan’s defeat in their life so they can walk in victory every day of their life!

Donna, Penny and Donna will share person triumphs that will encourage you to take your rightful place of authority as a child of God and make your faith-filled confessions to enforce Satan’s defeat in every area of your life, so you too can live the victorious life God created to live.

Links mentioned in the podcast:

LuciaClaborn.com

Faith Builders for Victorious Living

Victory Thoughts

ABC’s of Who I Am

 

 

 

 

Parenthood

In this revealing episode, Shauna discloses some of her most sacred secrets in parenting.  Let’s talk about the do’s and don’ts of parenthood.In this revealing episode, Shauna discloses some of her most sacred secrets in parenting. She will give you some intimate details about her daily life, that you never asked for. Let’s talk about the do’s and don’ts of parenthood.

From toddlers to teenagers, she will sprinkle years of wisdom onto the heads of those listening. We will expose the realities of parenting, the good bad, and the ugly.

From the time she told her son chocolate was medicine, to when a full -grown friend was mistaken for her daughter. You will get the whole truth.

In the Spirit of the book of Titus, chapter two, Shauna will bestow her parental wisdom on the younger, unsuspecting listeners.

Never miss an opportunity to pass along terrible advice to people who aren’t asking for it!

 

It’s a great day to be a parent in the world, let’s all hold hands and lament the truth together.

 

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shauna@seriouslyshaunapodcast.com

 

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Women Policy Makers for Tough Times

Women Policy Makers for Tough Times

Episode 34–Women Policy Makers for Tough Times

 

The Working Woman Radio Show invited former Mayor of Lithonia, Georgia, Deborah Jackson into the studio for a discussion about ‘Women Policy Makers for Tough Times’. 

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation is not only dealing with a public health crisis, but many Americans are experiencing an economic crisis.

Deborah Jackson, who is running for a US senate seat, talks about the kinds of things that will be necessary to get our economy back on its feet. 

As the former Mayor of Lithonia, Ms. Jackson talks about the qualities needed for women to be strong political leaders. We chat about women currently in politics at the state and national level, and talk about the changes they are making on the political scene.

Finally, she addresses voters who are leary about election process, and explains how their vote really can make a difference.

 

 

 

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Women Policy Makers for Tough Times

More About Deborah Jackson

Deborah Jackson is an experienced attorney and public servant.  She served as the Mayor of Lithonia for 8 years. As mayor, she worked to implement a community vision to improve the quality of life. She also established the city as a leader in the region.  She is currently a Democratic candidate for the US Senate in the upcoming special election in November. For more information about her candidacy, visit https://deborahforgeorgia.com/.

Christian Faith Essentials

Faith Essentials | Have you packed your Christian faith essentials away, or do you have them on hand when you fight the enemy? How do we explain the way our lives have changed over the course of the last few months...| #podcast #christianpodcast #podcastsforchristians #Christianity #Christianfaith #faith #essentialsforfaith #Acts2Christian Faith Essentials Episode 142

Have you packed your Christian faith essentials away, or do you have them on hand when you fight the enemy? How do we explain the way our lives have changed over the course of the last few months of shelter at home and fear of getting sick from a virus? In this episode, we look at Acts 2 and how the essentials of faith have been laid out in the Bible.

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If you have listened to A Few Minutes with God I end each session with a prayer, usually, I summarize what we’ve discussed and I ask the Lord for a blessing on the listeners as well as a time for prayer for our special intentions. But I had an aha moment while listening to a sermon on television. And it answered a nagging question I had about the disciples. Why couldn’t they understand the Lord’s teachings, why did they find his message too difficult and many turned away. And the answer was because they did not yet have an infilling of the Holy Spirit–the Lord was still with them and after he rose and left for heaven He would send down the Holy Spirit to dwell among them! And then another aha moment – we should begin each episode with prayer! So, here we go…

Dear Lord, I ask that you send your Holy Spirit so that you give me the words you want me to use as well as my listeners a heart to hear what you want them to hear — Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Oh God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

We learn that after Jesus rose from the dead there were fifty days of celebration, and Jesus is the only person in recorded history who rose from the dead. He, in turn, brought other people back from the dead, Lazurus is the one that everyone who knows Scripture recalls, but no one has come back to life, with eyewitnesses except for Christ. The story of salvation is the greatest story ever told and we are the recipient of this gift. If we look at Acts 2 we will see that the Lord did not leave us without the most wonderful gift of all, the Holy Spirit.

The word “Trinity” does not appear in Scripture but Christians define this as one God, three persons. God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit. As I said earlier, Jesus gave these amazing teachings to the disciples and I always wondered why they didn’t get it but they did when they received His Holy Spirit! (Many times we do not understand the fullness of the Scriptures but I feel sometimes it is like an onion with layers being removed one by one as God touches our hearts and the teachings are applicable to us in our current state of understanding or need.) The Holy Spirit opens our hearts and our minds to a greater awareness and understanding.

He promises to send his disciples the Holy Spirit… in John 14:15-31 and I’ll read an expert for you but please, look this up in your Bibles and meditate on these words. What beautiful words! I am going away and I am coming back to you! Do we think about the Holy Spirit? I have two podcasts on the Topic the first is on The Holy Spirit and the other Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit seems to be misunderstood by some, but when we read Acts 2 we see a complete picture of the power of God. We have the entirety of the Bible and we are blessed. We see the power of God the Father in the creation of the world, and the Son was with the Father as was the Spirit during the beginning of time as we know it. We see the power of the justice of God in the expelling of our first parents in the Garden of Eden, sin must have a punishment and restitution. And we see it happen again and again through our salvation history. God promises us salvation. We see it in the sacrifice of Abraham tested in faith as he offers up his son Isaac but God intervenes. We see God’s intervention against the slavery of the Hebrew nation under the Egyptians. We read that God heard the cries of his people and sends Moses. We watch as Moses leads the people to freedom as they cross the Red Sea (a foreshadowing – and signifying Christian baptism). But, what happens? The people forget their God and are forced to wander around for 40 years!

God sent the Holy Spirit – we read in Acts 2

Coming of the Holy Spirit Acts 2:1-4

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” 

So, what happened? Did they stay in the safety of the house? Were they still scared? No! They were given Divine grace to begin speaking in other languages, and the knowledge to understand the teachings and the foundation that the Lord gave them for the three years they walked with Him. We too need to study, to seek and to pray for the infilling of the Spirit so we can proclaim the good news.

The people who heard them were amazed and they realized something was miraculous – Acts 2:1:12.  “So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?”

But, Peter – who is considered the first Pope stood up with the eleven, and explained because He was filled with the Spirit and given wisdom and understanding – so much so that he was able to show that Jesus was a fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecy.

Peter went on to attest that Jesus of Nazareth performed miracles, wonders, and signs – and while he was crucified and put to death, God raised Him – he then went on to explain by the words of David, again in the Scriptures what was said, prophetically about Christ. He also explained that while David who was revered and acclaimed was still dead, and buried while Christ has risen and they were the eye-witnesses.

Read all of Acts 2 – pray and meditate on these words, they are truly essential to the Christian faith! And especially in times of stress or when we feel deserted or oppressed, we must remember that the Lord is with us until the end of times.

Let’s pray –

My God your works and splendor continue to astound me, and the infilling and power of the Holy Spirit is something I crave in my life. Help me oh, Lord to decrease so that you can increase in my life. Allow me to be an open book, to be used, and to be transformed. Let the old fall away and let the new reflect You, your light, and your goodness. Continue to enrich me Lord and bring me to a deeper understanding of your goodness and will in my life. Dear Lord, I come before you humbly with the following prayers and petitions… I praise you ahead of time for all that you have done in my life and I pray this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Seeking Peace: From Worry to Trust, a new Bible study

Allison Gingras and I talked about her new bible study, part of the Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women published by Our Sunday Visitor. The newest title is Seeking Peace: From Worry to Trust.  It has all the great features of the other journals: prayers, plenty of space to write in you thoughts, images to color if you’d like and of course, scripture! How can we turn to God with our everyday concerns that often turn into worries and learn to trust instead?

As most of us know, suffering is a part of life and indeed the symbol of the Christian faith is a cross. But God does not want us to suffer from worry. Each chapter invites us to build trust through something different – Life Experience, the Divine Physician, Wisdom and Surrender, Providential Care, Devotions, the Gift of Hindsight and Hope.

The goal of this study is to learn that peace is possible. Allison provides real-life examples and great ideas on how to have peace. The study is grounded in God’s word so it will draw you closer to the one who gives us peace.

The book is available on Amazon and if you want a PDF sooner than the book can get to you, please contact Allison at reconciledtoyou(at)gmail(dot)com. (there is a slow down in getting books in May 2020 due to Covid-19)

You can also connect with her on FacebookHer Website.

the not lukewarm challenge

For our challenge this week, especially if you are listening in May 2020 or any time around the Covid-19 pandemic, this is the week to be easy on yourself, rest. turn to God and seek Him. Ask for His peace.

Authority When You Use the Name of Jesus

Lucia continues teaching you about the authority and power you have as God’s child so you can walk in victory.Lucia continues teaching you about the authority and power you have as God’s child so you can walk in victory.  She explains God gave you His Name as in a covenant marriage relationship – that’s why you’re called the Bride of Christ.  You gave your old name away when you got saved and took on the name of Jesus.  Now you’re called by the Name of Jesus and use His Name to come to a higher level of spiritual authority.

Jesus came to establish the Kingdom of God on earth, and now that Kingdom is in you.  God, in all His power took on a physical body in the Baby Jesus, and then became a man – a King – in this kingdom.

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He inherited all the things that God has and then transferred that authority of His Name to his children.  Hebrews 1:4 says “he having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.”

Now is the time to use your faith and begin walking in your God-given authority over Satan and enforce his defeat every day of your life!  The devil will listen when you pray in the name of Jesus.

The most effective way to pray is to demand your rights as Peter did at the Gate Beautiful when he demanded that the lame man be healed.  We’re not demanding of God when we demand our rights; we’re demanding the devil to give back what he’s stolen from us!

Lucia also shares faith-filled confessions to help you enforce Satan’s defeat in your life, so you can live the victorious life you were created to live.

Links mentioned in the podcast:

LuciaClaborn.com

Faith Builders for Victorious Living

Victory Thoughts

ABC’s of Who I Am

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Train Wreck Television: Crime Documentaries

This week on the Seriously Shauna Podcast we dive deep into the mysterious and disastrous world of crime documentaries. Shauna is a big fan: read, obsessed.This week on the Seriously Shauna Podcast we dive deep into the mysterious and disastrous world of crime documentaries. Shauna is a big fan: read, obsessed. She is going to walk you through a few of her favorite crime television shows and some of the top crime documentaries out in the network sphere today.

If you are spending your quarantine time solving crimes, then this is the episode for you. If you prefer other genres, then this episode is a must listen, because something is wrong with you. How could you not enjoy them? How can learning about serial killers and how to avoid them, not entertain you??

Stay tuned as Shauna tells you what shows to watch and what shows to avoid. She will tell you what crime drama is cool, and which one drools.

Let us know how you have been spending your quarantine time, shoot us an email at: shauna@seriouslyshaunapodcast.com

We know many churches are still limited, but soon they will resume! Please let us know if you would like Shauna to come and share her testimony and hopefully be an encouragement to you and your group. Reach us at: shauna@seriouslyshaunapodcast.com

 

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Teaching School Online

 

Episode 33–Teaching School Online

Teaching school online has become the new normal for teachers because of the COVID-19 crisis. Although it has its advantages, like with anything, it also comes with it challenges.

Allison Forte-Paul, a veteran teacher at Decatur High School in Decatur, Georgia, shares about the what a day of virtual school looks like with her students.

Allison talks about how converting to online instruction was not only a challenge for students and parents, but that it presented difficulties for teachers, as well. 

Ms. Forte-Paul candidly shares how she, and other teachers, miss the face-to-face human interaction with her students, and how some students are missing their classmates.

She discusses how her school provided computers for students who did not have them. She also shared how she has used her technical skills to help other teachers troubleshoot problems with technology. 

In conclusion, she offers some words of advice to parents and teachers for improving the online learning experience.

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More About Allison Forte-Paul

Allison Forte-Paul is in her 10th year teaching at Decatur High school.  She serves as the Health and Physical Education Department chair. She is also a part of the instructional technology team, and the school’s safety team.

Ms. Forte-Paul served as the head varsity softball coach for 9 years, coached various levels of basketball for 7 years, and has served on a wide variety of committees in her tenure. She played NCAA collegiate softball at Columbus State University and earned a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and a Master’s of Education in Health and Physical Education during.  

Allison and wife, Jessica Forte-Paul, have an energetic three year old boy named Carson.

Faith Tested

Faith Tested | During this time of quarantine and stay-at-home orders, we've experienced faith tested under pressure. It seems that it was a time of growth for many | #podcast #christianpodcast #christian #stress #faithunderpressure #faithtested #helpforChristiansFaith Tested Under Pressure – Episode 140

During this time of quarantine and stay-at-home orders, we’ve experienced faith tested under pressure. It seems that it was a time of growth for many but panic for some who have not yet experienced the providence of God. In this episode we discuss how your faith tested can come out stronger than ever.

Thanks to our sponsor Media Angels, Inc. and the featured books, A Few Minutes with God and One More Child. 

Before I begin, let’s pray. Dear Lord, I ask that you send your Holy Spirit so that you give me the words you want me to use as well as my listeners a heart to hear what you want them to hear — Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Amen.

When faith is tested it either brings out the worse or the best in people. Our true colors are showing and for some, it doesn’t look too good! In order for our faith to hold up it needs to have a firm foundation, right? And that foundation needs work, it needs time and it needs pouring into ourselves first before we can pour into others.

When things happen and we do not have control we typically cry, “Why me Lord? Why is this happening to me?” Instead, we should say, “Why me Lord, what have I done to deserve the beauty of heaven that you have reserved for me!” Can you imagine if we could turn every complaint into a praise report? I’ve taken Jesus for granted. I’ve taken the ability to enter my church for granted. I’ve taken my health for granted. I’ve taken my kids for granted. Just think, friends. God brought the children home – and not just here in the US but all over the world schools were closed. How did we use this time, did we embrace our children tell them we love them and thank God for this unexpected blessing?

Each and every day is a gift from God. Jesus died for our sins, he was raised from the dead, hundreds of people saw Jesus after His resurrection. Read Acts 2 which contain the basics essential to faith, and we will discuss this in the next podcast.

But our faith has been tested, just like the Hebrews who were rescued from the Egyptians by Moses under the direction of Almighty God the Father we have forgotten our deliver! We have been in quarantine many approaching 40 days or more! What have we learned? For me, it has been an eye-opening experience and I pray that the Lord never lets me forget the longing I had for Him during this time!

Just like you, my schedule has pretty much been shredded. My routine of attending church each morning turned into watching a pre-recorded or live church service on television. The sermons were astounding and I’ve taken pages of notes, and while I feel like I’ve been in a Bible boot camp, I still miss that connection with Jesus. I didn’t realize how much I would miss Holy Communion.  My brother who grew up Catholic (and I dearly love) who now attends a Protestant church, was trying to console me when I told him how much I missed receiving Communion at church. He was super sweet and told me not to worry, to spend time in Scripture to pray as a family! While this is wonderful advice, it is something I do each day in addition to attending church, so for me, a vital piece is missing. This distance from God in the Eucharist has forced me to grow in faith and to realize that I took so much for granted.

John 6:54-71  

Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.

Many Disciples Turn Away – Friends – Have you come to believe and know that Christ is the Son of the living God? Do we worship Him each and every day even when our faith is tested? We can ask for an infilling of the Holy Spirit to come into our lives in a deeper way. If you want an infilling of the Holy Spirit pray and you will receive!

Let’s Pray:

Dear Father, Son and Holy Spirit we come before you with eyes opened that under this test that has fallen upon the entire world we see that we have taken You, our faith, our family, our friends for granted. We have taken our freedom for granted, the ability to leave our homes whenever we want. We have taken our finances for granted. But no more! Dear Lord, send us an infilling of your Holy Spirit to open our eyes, to discover our sins, and to repent. Lord, you make crooked lines straight and I ask you in to my life today to mend those places of hurt and to give me Your love and peace. Dear Lord, I pray for the following needs… thank-you and praise you Almighty God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit for the gift of faith and for answering our prayers. Amen.

Do Catholics Worship Mary?

Spoiler alert: the answer is “No!”

“When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman.” Gal 4:4 We venerate, honor, and have great respect for Mary. We ask for her intercession because she is so close to Jesus. But we do not worship her. Worship is for God.

Mary does not appear often in the Gospels. When the angel Gabriel comes to her and asks her to be the mother of Jesus her yes is an example of total obedience and humility. That she could say yes in that way was a grace given to her, out of love, by God. And the more she said yes to God the more grace she received. That is something we can all emulate. Saying yes to God, receiving the grace we need to move forward, leading to the next yes.

Mary shows us what we can aspire to in her yes.

 

This is one of my favorite images of Mary, painted by  Roberto Ferruzzi in Italy in 1897.

 

the not lukewarm challenge

For your Not Lukewarm challenge this week, find an image of Mary that you like. Maybe it comforts you or you draws you closer to her. Here is a list with information on different images.

 

Life Changing Peace

Are you looking for life changing peace?  It just might be closer than you think. What if it’s all in your own mind?Are you looking for life changing peace?  It just might be closer than you think. What if it’s all in your own mind? In this episode, I’m sharing how a simple change in perspective changes how I feel and how I respond to the situations and circumstances around me.  Give a listen and then consider, what one thing can you do to shift your perspective today?

The Life Metaphors I mentioned:

Life is like a river. With all its bends and rapid falls, one must follow the right path or else you’ll lose your way to the sea.

Life is like a box of chocolates. You’ll never know what you’re going to get.

Life is like a bagel. It’s delicious when it’s fresh and warm, but often it’s just hard. The hole is the middle is its great mystery, and yet it wouldn’t be a bagel without it.

Life is like eating grapefruit. First you have to break through the skin; then it takes a couple of bites to get used to the taste, and just as you begin to enjoy it, it squirts you in the eye.

Life is like a banana. You start out green and get soft and mushy with age. Some people want to be one of the bunch while others want to be top banana. You have to take care not to slip on externals. And, finally, you have to strip off the outer coating to get at the meat.

Life is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don’t have the picture on the front of the box to know what it’s supposed to look like. Sometimes, you’re not even sure if you’ve got all the pieces.

Life is like a maze in which you try to avoid the exit.

Life is like riding an elevator. It has a lot of ups and downs and someone is always pushing your buttons. Sometimes you get the shaft, but what really bothers you are the jerks.

Life is like money. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.

Life is like a whisper. If you only try and stop wailing you’ll suddenly realize that it is there.

Life is like a pencil. You can be sharpened, you can correct mistakes, and you can leave a mark.

Life is like the journey of the children of Israel through the desert. It might be difficult, hot, and include lots of whining and complaining, but there is an end goal that is so glorious it’s worth the effort to get there.

Life is like water-skiing! I have the responsibility to be ready, with my skis on, life jacket fastened, and holding the rope- waiting.  But Jesus is the boat driver and he is the one who does all the pulling up out of the water.  He determines the speed and it’s his responsibility to be aware of what my skill level is and take me over only what he thinks I can handle.  My only job is to hang on, have some confidence that I can do it, and enjoy the ride.   The waves can be scary, just like life’s surprises, but if I have courage and go into it without fear, it can be exhilarating- an adventure.  Watching the boat keeps me more balanced than watching my feet.  If I fall down, the driver instantly circles around and picks me back up right where I left off.  There is no rejection, no quitting on me, just “let’s go again”. Then, at the end of a day of water skiing I’m tired, sore, and ready to flop into bed, but if the boat captain says, “Wanna go out again tomorrow?” I jump at the chance to go again.

The two days:

DAY #1

This morning I woke up feeling groggy. Remembering that I was way backed up on laundry I padded downstairs to the laundry to get some clean clothes only to find that the washing machine was broken- really broken.  One load had just been put in by my son and I’m not sure but I wouldn’t be surprised if he had something to do with it.  Sigh…all those clothes and now the machine is broken.  I begged Brandon to look at it and after several hours of meetings and finally getting around to it, he announced that we’d have to order a part and wait.  When do we ever have time to wait for laundry in this house?

Breakfast was tough.  I spent the time hording down bites in between answering questions, solving problems and keeping people on track to do what they were supposed to do.  Sometimes I feel as though I haven’t eaten when I finish.

School was difficult.  The kids couldn’t sit still. I mean, one of them kept trying to sit in the chair on his knees, bent over, with his bottom up in the air, and his head all the way down on the floor in front of him.  Who listens like that? I ended up giving some long lectures to kids who, I’m sure, weren’t really listening.

To make matters worse, my head wasn’t really in it.  My mother-in-law was at the doctor having some serious procedure and I was wondering how she was handling it.  And my own mother was having difficulties with my grandmother who forgets things, is having back problems, and can’t seem to get her bowels straightened out.

But we struggled through. At lunch I discovered that some kids didn’t want to eat what I prepared.  After that was over I went down the hill to deliver a message.  Errands seem to be my only escape from the cave these days.

I returned to a pile of dirty dishes and the familiar sound to the neighbor children playing in our yard, AGAIN, without having asked.  During this time the kids managed to get in a fight and that led to a major altercation with my oldest son.  Really, one of the dumbest arguments I can remember having recently.  I tell you, he’s becoming more and more like me every day and it’s such a tragedy!

No sooner had I settled that and turned back to the dishes than I heard a wail and in comes my daughter screaming.  I was trying to visit with my brother on the phone, but no- that buzzer goes off that warns the children of a phone call, telling them to come get mom quick!  She came in hollering at the top of her lungs and I told her to go sit on the couch until she could get over it.  After she just wouldn’t quit and I couldn’t hear any more, I reluctantly hung up and went to check on her.  Of course, she had managed to actually hurt herself.  Her finger was all bent over to one side, clearly I was going to have to take her to the doctor.

I sighed, knowing that I had just interrupted Brandon 3 times that afternoon and I was going to have to do it again.  I’m always having to interrupt him it seems. He was disappointed, as usual, to hear that I had to go ANYWHERE, much less the hospital. And of course it coincided with Perspectives, as most of my “interruptions” do.

I took her to the Dr. and discovered that the finger was broken.  Great. Cast. She won’t be able to dress herself, climb on the stool, go to the bathroom alone, it’s gonna hurt. I’m going to be up late. AND, 6 weeks! Means she will have it on while we go to the beach!!! UGH!

Somewhere in there I discovered that my mother was on the way to the hospital with my other grandma thinking that her kidneys were shut down.  That wasn’t at all distracting.

Due to stress, I ate too much for dinner, the kids got in bed late cause someone didn’t finish his chores and complete making beds, so I had to put the sheets on two beds, Justin got up 3 times and managed to have a dirty diaper at 10pm.  I had to put away all afternoon projects I was hoping to work on today that I didn’t get to, Jeff won’t stop picking at his ear and then when I’m most exhausted, I couldn’t sleep. I have prayed so many times, but stuff just keeps happening!

Sigh.  It’s been a long day.

END OF DAY #1- Do you feel like I do at the end of this? Overwhelmed? Busy and discouraged? Tired? Slightly crazy and with the thought of “don’t make me have to do this again?”  Well read on…

DAY #2

Today I woke up a little earlier than I usually do.  Had a chance to pray for God’s best to be done today.  When I got up, Brandon was making breakfast and I was able to concentrate on fixing something healthy for me.  What a treat.  Jonathon is finally getting the hang of his chicken chores and James had most of his stuff done this morning before I ever got out of bed!

School started on time today for the first time in weeks.  I even got my cup of coffee and enjoyed it during devotions.  We had a great devotional time, not only memorizing the verse we are working on, but also a discussion and silly practice time about how to make appeals instead of argue.  Justin behaved pretty well during the whole thing too.

We got in some good solid English, something that I’ve wanted to do for a while and I was able to spend some time individually with each kid to work on some of their weak points.  It was a nice day outside, so the little kids played sweetly in the sandbox during school, providing me with some uninterrupted instructional time.  Brandon came in and did math and while he was doing that, I got to visit with my sister, Amy on the phone and clean up several piles of “stuff” that have been around the dining room for a while.  Rachel was anxious to finish her chores during break time and I was so encouraged by her desire to get done, I helped her vacuum the playroom, so it got a little more thorough job than normal.

When lunch came, I had the plates all ready for the kids.  We had some healthy snacks that most of them ate a good portion of.  I’ve been really thankful for the chance to have good food to eat recently. After lunch, I had a chance to finish up some cleaning in the kitchen.  Pat came over and folded tons of clothes and read with the kids.  Such a blessing.

That afternoon, I prepped some sweet potatoes for dinner on Tuesday, which is always a busy day and boiled a couple of chickens to add to salads for lunches.  Also enjoyed getting out for a little exercise with a quick run around the property.  Later I had to take one of the children to a doctor visit and the battery to the car was dead.  But Brandon was home and he showed me how to use a battery pack we keep in the back of the car to jump it off.  It took less than five minutes and I was on my way.

Diane spontaneously called up and said she wanted to bring pizza over for dinner along with our original plan to have a haircut.  I certainly didn’t turn her down.  When she came, she had pizza, chips, chocolate milk, and ice cream sundaes.  The kids were thrilled.  We had a nice dinner while Brandon was away at a meeting, and then she stayed while I put the kids to bed.  I forgot that I had committed to cutting someone else’s hair that evening as well and so she graciously said we could do hers another time.

After she left and I cut hair, I had a nice visit with the guy and then spent a good amount of time talking to my sister Ruth on skype- something I don’t get to do very often.  Later in the evening, when Brandon still wasn’t home I spent some alone time praying and connecting with Jesus- also a rare opportunity.  Actually, now that I think of it, I spent numerous moments reconnecting with Jesus all day long.  By the end of the day, I had the makings of a great women’s meeting and sat down to write it all out.  One of the kids was having trouble sleeping, so while I was listening out for them, it gave me a chance to write out a lot of things that had been on my mind.

All in all, I don’t think I could have asked for a better day.

END OF DAY #2- At the end of this, while it’s no less busy, I come away encouraged that God met needs, it was fun, I can look forward to something like this again.  I could envision doing this another day and enjoying it.

The real key here is that:

THEY ARE THE SAME DAY!  And how I respond to the next thing in life is directly impacted by my attitude about what just happened!  I’m encouraged by the idea that I have the power to CHOOSE to look for the blessings and not leave them out.  Yes, the hard things came and I don’t have to ignore them, but I often do ignore the blessings that came alongside that made the difficulties bearable.

What is your current perspective?  How can you shift it even just a little bit?

Believe You Have Authority

Lucia continues her series on the power and authority you have as a born-again child of God when you release your faith to use it.Lucia continues her series on the power and authority you have as a born-again child of God when you release your faith to use it.  Holy Spirit prayed through Paul that you would have wisdom, understanding, and authority over demonic powers and the problems they cause in your life.

John 14:12 says, “I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father.”

A Special “Thank You!” to our sponsors, ABC’s of Who I Am, at Lucia Claborn Ministries for sponsoring this podcast.  Learn and confess who God says you are from A to Z so you can walk in victory! .  Lucia Claborn Ministries is providing resources to build your faith and teach you who you are according to the Word of God!

 Jesus didn’t say only a select few would do these works. He said those who believe on Him would do them. God wants people who are mighty in the Spirit; who are full of power. He has no such thing as small measures of men because He has great designs for you, and He’s determined by His power and His grace through His Son, Jesus, to bring you into His Glory.

He’s given you a hope and chosen you before the foundations of the World so that He can manifest Jesus in you, and get the Glory over the powers of darkness and the devil, and every evil thing, so that you may reign over the powers of the devil as the Bible tells us in Ephesians 6:12.

Lucia gives examples of how to use your God-given power and authority to enforce Satan’s defeat in every situation in your life so you can walk in victory every day of your life!

Links mentioned in the podcast:


LuciaClaborn.com

Faith Builders for Victorious Living

Victory Thoughts

ABC’s of Who I Am

Lucia_Claborn@yahoo.com

 

 

Pray the Glorious Mysteries with us!

Please join us in praying the Glorious Mysteries. Please use this podcast as part of your personal prayer time. We invite you to pray the Glorious Mysteries with Magnificat. We echo Our Lady’s surrender to God’s perfect will to be the Mother of the Redeemer and we travel through the life of Jesus. Please join us in praying the Glorious Mysteries. Please use this podcast as part of your personal prayer time. We pray that today as you experience the presence of Jesus Christ in a deeper way.

Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. Through the Magnificat Podcast, we can come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me and holy is His Name!

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Back to School

Finally, after all avenues have been exhausted, we learn it’s time to update those credentials and head back to school! In this episode, we are all falling on hard times and Shauna is no exception! The quarantine has caused hardship for us all – and Shauna has had to go FIND A JOB! We are going to navigate the up’s and downs of the rat race. Seventeen years of being a stay at home mom leaves Shauna with few qualifications, as sarcasm is not a special skill, apparently.

We will talk about some of the jobs Shauna has endeavored over the years, from a gas station attendant to almost working at Taco Mayo. We also talk about the jobs she didn’t get – because only felons are qualified for some jobs – it’s true!

We take a look back to when Shauna was actually qualified to hold gainful employment and reminisce about life as a Police Officer; Shauna shares a couple war stories too!

Finally, after all avenues have been exhausted, we learn it’s time to update those credentials and head back to school! Karen’s going back into the classroom and she’s sitting in the front row!

Join us this week, and let’s encourage one another as we enter the final stages of our self-isolation!

 

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Nurse Warriors

Nurse warriorsEpisode 32–Nurse Warriors: On the Frontlines of a Pandemic

 

The Working Woman Radio Show was honored to talk with Nicole Bayne, a registered nurse at Emory University Hospital. She shared about the challenges she and other nurse warriors are facing as they deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

Nicole candidly talks about the enormous physical and emotional strain hospital staffers deal with each day. She gives a bird’s eye view of what it is like to be on the frontlines of a pandemic. Nicole talks about the balancing act of serving the sick, but also protecting themselves. She also dispelled some of the myths about the virus, and shared ways that individuals can continue to protect themselves. 

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Nurse Warriors

More About Nicole Bayne

Nicole Bayne is a registered nurse and works in the endoscopy department at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Georgia. She graduated from Berry College and  started her nursing career at DeKalb Medical Center which is now called Emory-Decatur Hospital in 2011. When she’s not working, she enjoys taking dance classes and traveling abroad.

 

Emory Healthcare

Emory is your one-stop shop for all of your health care needs, both in sickness and in health. Staffed exclusively by Emory University School of Medicine faculty who also are members of the Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital is one of the nation’s leading hospitals in cardiology and heart surgery, cancer, neurology and more.

Glory and Praise Forever

Glory and Praise | Recently I was reminded that we don't talk enough about giving God all the glory and praise, and honor He deserves. | #podcast #christianpodcast #gloryandpraise #gloryandpraisetoourGod #christianworship #worshipGod #christianfaith #faith #ChristianityGlory and Praise Forever ~ Episode 140

Recently I was reminded that we don’t talk enough about giving God all the glory and praise, and honor He deserves. In this episode of A Few Minutes With God Podcast, Felice shares the importance of praise in worship in our lives.

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Recently I was reminded that we don’t talk enough about giving God all the glory and praise, and honor He deserves. In this episode of A Few Minutes With God Podcast, Felice shares the importance of praise in worship in our lives.

We are so busy with our own lives and our own problems that while we might consider God from time to time in the sense of asking for something. We more often than not throw up pleading prayers and say, “Please, Lord – can you do my will?” I am guilty of this, and I am sure that many of you would agree as well. Of course, we should believe, and we should pray and ask the Lord for help. But what about those times we feel like he is not answering us or we don’t feel he is even near?

The keyword here is “feel.” Please know that if you have confessed that Jesus Christ is the Lord of your life and you have attempted to live a life pleasing to the Lord – He. Is. With. You. And He is with me! How could we not want to give God the glory and praise He so rightly deserves?

As Christians, we should live our lives in a way that is pleasing to God because we know that what matters is the next life as nothing in this life is constant or stays the same. This life is fleeting. Nothing is meaningful without God – and He is our help and support in times of darkness and trouble. Jesus wants our hearts even when we have sinned and are ashamed; sin isolates us from God. It keeps us away from Him. Sin requires restitution – it requires some type of forgiveness. And, Jesus gives this freely if we ask.

I did some reading of spiritual books during the time of Lent and was so blessed to re-read a book by Sr. Briege McKenna, who I’ve talked about in a previous podcast, who is known as the healing nun. She did not want the gift of healing even though she was completely healed from a crippling disease of arthritis. She was wheelchair-bound at this point, and in a time of prayer, she felt God heal her – she said it was like a banana being peeled. While she was grateful and stood up and gave God all the glory and praise, she immediately started putting conditions on her healing and asked the Lord not to tell anyone.

Yes, she was a nun, but she was not in a cloistered order – meaning that she was around people, she was a teacher and lived in a community and had many chances to interact with people. Yet she still resisted this gift. At a certain point, she finally realized that it was indeed a gift of God, and she would try in her humility to allow God to work within her. She also spoke about the times she spent in prayer no less than three hours each day. She explained that in this time of prayer, she learned about healing and why some were healed, and others were not and also, how she could be an instrument of God’s love in all cases.

She also shared about her times of temptation when she went to “prophet,” who turned out to be a false prophet and an instrument of the devil – and how she encountered Satan that night, and her life was almost taken. When we open ourselves to evil, it allows the door to be opened, and this was a warning to us all.

Do you feel a block in your spiritual life that keeps you from praise and worship? Look at the scriptures and the warnings – 1 Corinthians 15:33 – Do not be deceived: Bad company corrupts good morals.

There is so much demonic influence in our world today with all of the occult movies. I’ve seen some of the commercials, and those are horrific. Why would anyone watch them? Even things such as ESP (extra sensory perception), haunted houses, astrology – which by the way is scientifically proven incorrect, vampires, zombies and on and on and on. Can a movie be considered evil? No, but leading one into sin can never be good – we have to be a willing participant in that sin, and guard our eyes from everything that is not going to be of benefit for us.

Matthew 6:22 – “The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.

And Genesis 3:5 Genesis 3:5 (Read online)

For many, our eyes are closed, and praising God is the last thing we want to do – yet did you know in your praises God resides, and if you have ever wanted to be filled with the Holy Spirit of God, it is time to use your tongue for good! Miracles happen when we are praising God. Sister Briege spoke about what she does in her three hours of prayer, and she said she begins with a time of praise and worship because that helps her to forget the cares of the day.

Can we do that in our lives, begin the day with giving God the glory and praise and leave aside just for a short time the cares of the day, our schedules, what we are supposed to do next? When we pray, we are often distracted right? And, those other thoughts come into our minds – even when at church. We should pray the Lord’s prayer, Matthew 6:10 reminds us, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

Psalm 26:8 – “Oh Lord, I love the habitation of thy house, and the place where thy glory dwells.”

When we praise God, He shows up; He is in the midst of our praises. Some time back, I did a podcast on the praise and worship songs that lift me up, and after hearing them, I am ready to do anything the Lord wills! I am so excited to start my day in this way. Yet, life starts to creep in, and our habits change, and then we find ourselves in despair. You are not alone! I’m right there with you from time to time.

As I’m writing this, a funny story comes to mind. I was in labor with my third child, and I was super excited to be able to be in the deluxe birthing suite! Years ago, with my first two children, no such thing existed—I was in a sterile, surgical room where surgeries were performed. Well, the hospital was full, and there was no room in the proverbial inn – so instead, I was placed in an intensive care unit – while waiting for a room to open up. The nurses were super sweet and told me that I may have ugly accommodations but the best nurses and for any of you who have been in ICU, they are amazing. When the nurses left the pain became stronger. As the pain intensified, I started to praise and worship the Lord! I was really getting into my praises when my husband, who was sitting beside me holding my hand, squeezed it and asked me to lower my voice – apparently, as the pain levels were rising, so were my praises. Yet I did not feel the pain as much at that point and went on to deliver a healthy baby boy who will be twenty-five this year.

Our praises should be from the heart, and we can look at the Scriptures to give us reasons to praise God. 1 Chronicles 16:23-27

Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day-to-day. Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are [a]idols, But the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and joy are in His place. Do we only praise God when we believe?

Take a look at how you praise the Lord. Make your own list, and truthfully you can begin to praise God anywhere, even in a line at the grocery store!

I tend to start with a litany of praises? Mine tends to be the same… “I praise you, and I thank you, Lord! You are the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Bright Morning Star, you are the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end – you are the Name above all names… we can find litanies in prayer books, and I’m sure online if you search, but I feel the best ones are the ones that come from the heart inspired by the Holy Spirit if you have a prayer language use it!

Let’s Pray:

Lord, you inhabit our praises, and I ask that you, please inhabit mine – I know you are here with me now – help me to worship you more frequently and in all things. Thank you, my God, for the gift of faith for the gift of love and for the gift of trust that You are in control and love me greater than anyone else because I was specially chosen and created by you – my Dear Lord I ask you for blessings and for the following people and intentions I pray for now… and I ask this in Your Name, Jesus. Amen.

 

 

St. Catherine of Siena

I think of saints as my friends. Let me introduce you to my friends, Catherine of Siena. Born in Siena, Italy in 1347 she was one of 25 children, though only 13 lived. In fact, she was a twin but her sister died as an infant. As a child, Catherine was considered a sweet and lovable girl who enjoyed being with others and doing good things. When she was 6 years old she had a vision of Jesus blessing her from heaven.  After that, she became more patient and devoted to praying. She realized she wanted to devote her life to God and not marry. This created tension in the family and CathWoman Doctor of the Churcherine’s mother punished her by having her act as the servant in the home, hoping this would get Catherine to change her mind. It didn’t. In fact, she used this time to go into her “inner cell of self-knowledge” and learn the virtue of humility.

Her writings

Catherine was not literate, which was common at that time. Instead, she has secretaries who wrote as she dictated. We have over 350 of her letters, prayers and her great work, The Dialogue, which is a record of her conversation with God during her mystical experiences.

Her life

Catherine died in Rome in 1380; was canonized in 1461 by Pope Pius II and made a Doctor of the Chruch by Pope Paul VI in 1970. She is one of 4 women saints to hold that honor.

She has much wisdom for us now though she lived over 650 years ago. One point she makes is one I ponder often: she says that knowledge of God leads to love of God, the more we know Him, the more we love Him, and that loving and serving God is what will lead us to loving and serving others. As God said to her, “I take delight in few words and many works.”

 

the not lukewarm challenge

 

This is a mighty quote on prayer from God to Catherine, “Prayer is a weapon with which you can defend yourself against every enemy. If you hold it with love’s hand and the arm of free choice, this weapon, with the light of holy faith, will be your defense.”  This week, when life overwhelms you or you are not sure what to do next, run to prayer. It will help you no matter what is happening.

 

When You Both Work From Home

When You Both Work From HomeEpisode 31–When You Both From Home: Navigating the New Normal 

 

When you both work from home life can get a little crazy, but with the Coronavirus pandemic, couples working from home is the new normal.

For our family,  our daughter who is in college, is doing her coursework online from home, as well.

Although some of the states around the country, including Georgia where I live, are allowing businesses to open back up. However, the virus is still spreading, and people are still dying.  I don’t know about you, but our family plans to continue working from home for a while.  As I talk to people, I’m hearing that a lot of other people are planning on doing the same thing, so this is our new normal, at least for now.

With everyone working from home, there are bound to be, at least, a few problems, so I want to share some tips that can be used to make the experience less of a hardship on everybody.

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Authority to Enforce Satan’s Defeat

Join Lucia as she explains the power and authority you have as a born-again child of God. She will give you examples of how to use your faith to release your God-given power and authority to enforce Satan’s defeat in every situation in your life.

You have authority over circumstances and situations in your life, so when you speak God’s words, you can know heaven will back you up on what you refuse to allow to come into your life, or what you let come into your life.

Have you allowed negative things in your life because you’ve not exercised your authority to make them leave? Maybe you haven’t done anything about your situation because you didn’t know you have power over Satan and what he brings to you; or you may be waiting on God to do something.

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God has done everything He’s going to do for you, because He’s given you His power and authority, and now He’s waiting on you to exercise your authority by speaking His word to the situation. He can’t do anything until you release your authority by speaking faith-filled words.

The power that’s in you is greater than the power that’s in the world, because the power that backs your authority is greater than that which backs your enemy’s authority.  You can reign in this life because Jesus has already paid the price for you to have victory. Then, he ascended to Heaven and sat down at the right hand of Father God, which is the place of authority. As a child of God, you are now seated with Jesus in the place of authority.

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The Un-Influencer

Shauna is going to help you straighten out your online presence; making sure your profile pic isn’t nauseating and your online bio isn’t an MMA challenge. Do’s and Don’ts of social media is important too, so she is going to give all the inside info to make your un-inlfuencer status a success!In this episode of The Seriously Shauna podcast we are wallowing in our solitude and taking a deep dive into social media and all of its dumbness. Shauna will leave no stone unturned as she walks through everyone’s pet peeves from those in all in the kingdom of social media.

Do you enjoy cat people, even the ones that let people eat food off of their plates? How about people who over-word posts? Are those people you want to hang out with? No?

We are going to tackle celebrities – well, not actually tackle them, though some kinda deserve it. But we are going to talk about some of the dumb things they put us through while we’re trapped inside our homes.

Shauna is going to help you straighten out your online presence; making sure your profile pic isn’t nauseating and your online bio isn’t an MMA challenge. Do’s and Don’ts of social media is important too, so she is going to give all the inside info to make your un-inlfuencer status a success!

 

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Fireproof Faith

Fireproof Faith | How strong is your belief in Christianity? Are you a weekend Christian or do you have fireproof faith? In this episode of A Few Minutes With God Podcast, Felice shares how all of us need put on the armor of Christ, each and every day. | #podcast #Christianpodcast #fireprooffaith #faith #Christianfaith #faithwalkFireproof Faith ~ Episode 139

How strong is your belief in Christianity? Are you a weekend Christian or do you have fireproof faith? In this episode of A Few Minutes With God Podcast, Felice shares how all of us need put on the armor of Christ, each and every day.

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As I think about the movie 40: The Temptation of Christ I remember specific scenes of Him wandering in the desert. This was a time for Him to go away and pray. He was filling himself with strength from the Father.

Often we are tempted to believe only what we can see, what is right in front of us and when we look at our lives objectively we may or may not like what we see. How can a righteous Lord, we ask, allow all the turmoil and problems in this world?

Recently I heard a talk where the pastor said that faith and hardships go hand in hand. That those who love the Lord and believe still have trials to go through. If you do not believe that think about the life of Christ. In the desert Jesus suffered, in His life, Jesus suffered, in His passion, the Garden, the scourging, the crowning of thorns, the nailing to the cross, He suffered. He suffered willingly and died for our sins…those past and those we have not even committed yet.

Our world teaches the opposite. Do what you want and be free to live your life in any way you want. And, this freedom does indeed come to us but from a righteous God who allows humankind to have free will.

The closer we grow in our walk with the Lord the clearer we see our own sinfulness. Believe me, this doesn’t happen overnight. I was in the righteous crowd not in the too far distant past. In fact, if truth be told, I probably was President of the Holier Than Thou Club. Of course, I was on the right path as a God-fearing, prayer saying, Mass attending Christian I was doing all the right things. But every time there was a problem, I’d crumble and say, “Why me? What now? What I am I to do?”

Fireproof Our Faith

We need to fireproof our faith it needs to be shored up in Christ so that we can weather the storms that are sure to come in this life. I think part of the issue stems from the fact that while we do not physically see Jesus, yet as a believer, we must know He is here. Right here. But it is a faith issue.

The Pharisees in John, Chapter 7 verses 30-36 kept trying to have Jesus prove He was the Messiah, but even if they saw Him perform miracles they still didn’t believe. Today so many people who say they believe in “a God” or “have faith” are still struggling with the faith they profess. That is not to point fingers but a fact we all deal with from time to time. It is easy to say, “praise you Jesus,” when everything is working out in our lives, but much harder to say, “praise you Jesus in all things,” when it is not. Praising God in everything is when we have real faith. The faith that surpasses all understanding.

We need that living water in our lives. Living water is a way to fireproof our faith.

John 7:37-38 (Read on air.)

Verse 38 bears repeating: “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’”

Living water puts out the fire! Living water cleanses us from sin and gives us new life – this is reason to rejoice! We continue to doubt because we live lives that are so sad and filled with worry. But, God hears us. Even if we don’t feel it – with the virus that plagued our world so many people were sick with worry because supplies were not readily available, strict travel curfews were set for our protection, and truthfully the air of uncertainty was very scary. When will it end? When will we go back to unrestricted travel, open churches and more? During this season there have been so many people that are stressed, nervous and unsure about the future. Yet we learn from Scripture that God always wins.

God has not forsaken us – He has not abandoned us, we are in the palm of His hand. We can look at Daniel Chapter 3 for an example of a situation where believers had the choice of life or death and they chose death over denying God.

I once taught a high school class at church and asked the children about the strength of their Christian belief. We discussed faith in the broadest sense, and then I asked if you were asked to forsake God or be killed what would you do? That brought about a lively discussion each has a perspective of what they would do in that situation, however, the consensus was that lying (because of course, you would not mean it) would be preferable to dying. That shows the level of faith for some. In situations of faith we often say there is no right or wrong answer, but the truth is the correct answer for a person who knows Jesus laid down his life for their sins – the sinless lamb was slain for us – should be willing to acknowledge that they would die in return. That my friends is the goal, to believe in a way that is unyielding.

Many of you are familiar with the book of Daniel, especially Chapter 3. King Nebuchadnezzar was a proud man and had destroyed many cities including conquering and invading Judea where he destroyed the temple. He had persecuted Daniel, his friends, his people. This King was renowned and today is attributed to creating one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

Daniel opens with an account of King Nebuchadnezzar who had a massive gold statue built that he wanted everyone to worship. The King was informed that certain Jews who were administrators of Babylon would not bow before the graven image. This infuriated the King and he ordered these men burned in a furnace – giving orders to heat it up seven times more than usual.

When the King presented the men with an option they were firm in their faith and replied … Daniel 3:16-18 (Read on air.)
Does this describe our faith? God can deliver us from pain, suffering, difficulties in our lives and our struggles. But it is as the men prayed… if it be so, our God will deliver us – but if he does not… what then? What will we believe?

Maybe God says yes and delivers us – and if He says no, there is a greater plan a greater good. That is our hope as Christians. We praise God anyway. Faith is clinging to God in all circumstances. These men knew their lives would end in a horrible way, yet they chose death rather than forsake God.

The story goes on that even the men the King commanded who were in his army, that tied up Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego and threw them in the furnace died from the extreme heat of the blaze.

But we learn that as the King looked on he questioned the witnesses saying, Daniel 3:24-26 (Read on air.)

When they came out the witnesses saw the men were untouched by the flames, not a single hair on their heads was singed and they didn’t even smell like fire!

For this reason, the King responded…Daniel 28-29 (Read on air.)

These men had a relationship with God, and the Book of Daniel is in the Old Testament – they didn’t even know about Jesus yet! And, look at their faith.

Oh if we could only have this type of faith! But we can! If we praise God in all things we will also find that our praises will lift up our spirits. We are weak when we let the enemy infiltrate our thoughts and cause us to stumble in sin. God inhabits our praises.

1 Peter 5:8-10 (Read on air.)

In the same way that the men resisted bowing down to the idol – we can have new life in Christ. Do we only praise God when things go well in our lives? Or are we the Easter People that I talked about in the last podcast? A sign of our strength of faith is to praise God in all things even those things that don’t go as we would like or as we planned. In order to fireproof our faith, we must be obedient, to believe even in our unbelief. Mark 9:24 “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

Recently when something traumatic happened to a member of my family I held tight in my prayer and I was so uptight and upset. It was a situation that was totally out of my hands and I had no control, yet I believe in God and therefore believe in miracles. I had several sleepless nights as I thought about the possibility of dire outcomes. (I was in the future when God is here in the now.) Once I gave these negative thoughts over to the Lord and said, “Your will Lord not mine,” only then did I feel peace. Once we unite our will to that of the Lord’s we become obedient children and allow the Lord to work in our lives – He is a God of miracles, and I for one can’t wait to see what He will do with our yes!

Let’s Pray:

Oh my Jesus, you are the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. You are the living water, the great I AM – you are the Alpha and the Omega the beginning and the end. I believe and I ask you to come into my life and fireproof my faith. I realize in my trials I am weak, but I know that you are strong. Dear Lord, I ask you to bless me abundantly with the gift of faith and the good news that you are here now. Dear Heavenly Father, Son and, Holy Spirit please hear the prayers that I ask for today… in your infinite wisdom and mercy my God I ask for you to bless those I prayed for and if it is your will, answer these prayers. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doing a Good Job

Most Christians are trying to do a good job. I would say I am, and I would be willing to bet that you are trying to do a good job too!Romans 15:14 – I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another.

Most Christians are trying to do a good job.
I would say I am, and I would be willing to bet that you are trying to do a good job too!

We long to hear God say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Like the master declares to the servants in the parable in Matthew 25.

And yet, so often it is easy to wonder, to question, “Am I doing a good job?”

There are so many good options, how do I know which ones are the ones I’m supposed to be doing?

Today, let me give you three mile markers for doing a good job that you can use to evaluate your own actions as well as teach them to your kids and help them learn to evaluate their actions.

You Have Authority

Do you realize as a born-again believer that God has given you power and authority to enforce Satan’s defeat in your life?Do you realize as a born-again believer that God has given you power and authority to enforce Satan’s defeat in your life? Do you know what your God-given authority is? Why you have authority?  Why you need authority? Do you know how to use your authority?

Join Lucia as she answers these questions and explains the authority that belongs to you once you make Jesus Lord of your life. She will teach you that you have authority, or power, over Satan’s tactics against your life, and you can enforce his defeat in every area of your life so you can walk in victory!

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God created you to reflect His image, and as the reflection of God, you have His creative power on the inside of you. When you speak God’s Word in faith, those words release creative power into your circumstances and situations.

God spoke the universe into existence with His words, and Holy Spirit made it come to pass. God has given you that same power to speak words to influence the outcome of your life and create your future. All the creative power you possess is released with your words. Words that bring life or words that bring death.

This message will be good news to you if you’ve never been told God has given you power and authority over Satan and his plans for your life. It will change your perspective on how you live your life, and how you pray once you realize your God-given authority, which will enable you to live the victorious life God created you to live.

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The Graduate

In this week’s broadcast we are knee deep in quarantine and taking a look back at times past. What year did you graduate? In this week’s broadcast we are knee deep in quarantine and taking a look back at times past. What year did you graduate? How different was your graduation than graduations now? Will there be a graduation this year?? If you have a High School senior, we empathize with you – but we forbid you from sharing your senior pic in support, how is that helpful?!…

 

We will enjoy a stroll down memory lane when Shauna discusses how it was back in her day (insert grumpy old man voice here). We talk about what prom looked like then, and what it should look like now. Why is promposals even a thing? Are we setting ourselves up for a big fat disappointment in the future? Yes.

 

We will also get real about what aging looks like when seeing your old classmates again; and giving Shauna’s graduating class of 1990 a heads up to ready themselves for the coming reunion!

 

But some things never change, we will discuss the three types of teenagers that exist – and these types have not changed over time. Perhaps you have a combination, or are your teens pure breads? Discuss.

 

The quarantine may soon be over folks – keep your eyes on the prize and hope alive!

 

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Penance and Spirituality

Penance and Spirituality | Do penance and spirituality go hand-in-hand? In this episode, Father David talks about the necessity of understanding that all hardships in life are worth learning from and ways to increase your love of all things holy. | #podcast #christianpodcast #Christianity #Christian #Spirituality #Christianfaith #penancePenance and Spirituality – Episode 23

Do penance and spirituality go hand-in-hand? In this episode, Father David talks about the necessity of understanding that all hardships in life are worth learning from and ways to increase your love of all things holy.

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Merciful Penitential Spirituality

Introduction: As I begin preparation for this “show” or podcast presentation on the topic of “Penitential Spirituality”, my mind is full of the many things which the President of Franciscan University just presented to the University community regarding necessary action in relation to the coronavirus pandemic for a specific action. For example, the closing of all public Masses until a later date.

This worldwide pandemic and its subsequent consequences are a major crisis for humanity. The impact is affecting everything in our way of life. This afternoon I spent a bit of time reviewing some of the major and minor Prophets words to the people when they had violated the Covenant by rebellion and social injustice. At some point, God seemed to say that it is enough! And he usually allowed major devastation to occur in the Nation. In other words, the people came under judgment! These were generally very painful and destructive periods in the life of the Nation. This chaos would last until the people realized their sin and commenced to do significant social and individual repentance. Yahweh would then forgive them, and then pour out his abundant mercy upon them. However, formal communal and individual public repentance had to come first. I cannot help wondering if the whole of present humanity has not come under God’s judgment because of the horrendous sins of the Nation and Humankind.

What does scripture say about penance and spirituality?

“I urge you therefore, brothers and sister, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship. Do not conform yourselves to this age, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern or know (what is the will of God, what is good, and pleasing and perfect. (Rom. 12:1-2)

Turn back to the Lord and do penance (Lent). Doing penance is being renewed in mind, heart, and spirit. Penance is a wonderful and beautiful grace that brings the Father’s mercy and the transforming power of the Spirit of God into our minds and hearts.

The beautiful graces of God’s abundant mercy are the first part of the story. However, the second part of the story is the experience of Divine love in our hearts, which enables us to generously to the power of the Cross of Jesus by our corporation and participation in this dynamic grace of this transforming union. By living a penitential life, we make up by our love, responding generously to all that God has done for us. Our goal in being merciful penitents is to live in Christ the life of the New Creation. It is all about a way of life called love. These tremendous graces generate an experience of Spirit-filled love and life-giving repentance as merciful penitents. We make up for what is lacking in the Body of Christ.

The spirituality of being merciful penitents opens the door for us to treasure each suffering and trial in the present moment, thanking the Lord for what he places before us, and gives us the strength to enter into the sufferings of Jesus, because we are living in the Eternal perspective. Many times we see our sufferings vanishing, and only love remains in the soul.

To unite our suffering to his means to enter his own dynamic of suffering love—sharing in his light, and, strength, and peace. It means to discover within us a new and abundant presence of God. To unite every suffering with Christ on the Cross means to become one with him and in him, instruments and unique gifts of saving love, by leading others whom we serve with his mercy into the Kingdom. For those called to a penitential way of life, there is a special gift of grace one is given called Crucified Love and Mercy, an empowered penitent in the New Creation—it consists of a penitent’s power, life, and wisdom for loving and serving others. These gifts of grace flow from the Father’s heart through the pierced Heart of Christ. These rivers of grace-filled mercy make us fruitful merciful penitents living in a time of spiritual renewal and reform.

 

Children Are A Blessing

Children are a blessings | Are the children in your life a blessing? For many of us we do not realize the impact our children can have on society and in the lives of so many people. Felice Gerwitz and Denise Mira discuss the blessings and the hardships. | #podcast #christianpodcast #childrenareablessing #blessings #children #raisingchristiankids #christiankidsChildren Are A Blessing Episode 33 with Denise Mira

Are the children in your life a blessing? For many of us we do not realize the impact our children can have on society and in the lives of so many people. Felice Gerwitz and Denise Mira discuss the blessings and the hardships.

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A handout from Denise Mira here: Children are a BLESSING!

Have we forgotten that our children are a blessing? Family life is supposed to be wonderful or that is what we perceive in the lives of our friends (or your fellow podcasters 🙂 But the truth is that we work really hard at avoiding the difficulties in our lives and turning to the sources that sell us lies. There are many books online that promise to have the truth to parenting and all fall short.

Women are encouraged to be feminists or they are guilted into thinking they’ve shunned the “cause” if they are not part of the culture. Our churches have become secularized and the truth is there if you read in between the lines. Where is the truth? Should you just have one child? Is anything more irresponsible for our planet? (That is the biggest lie I’ve heard repeated over and over again!

Points Covered in the Episode: Children Are a Blessing.

  1. My story: raised by Barbie
  2. The most powerful resource on the planet
  3. Gift or curse?
  4. Did feminism free women?
  5. The secularized church
  6. Abortion: a new face on an ancient story
  7. The inestimable value of just one child
  8. The truth about female empowerment

Other Podcasts with Denise – Blessed is She Who Believes

Longing for Significance with Denise Mira