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Experiencing High Levels of Marital Satisfaction for Cooped Up Couples | The Joycast | Ted Cunningham

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Tight quarters combined with quarantine are placing new pressures on marriages. Not only are we together more hours a day, but we’re also with each other in our stress behavior. Those moments individually when we’re feeling whiplash of the latest headline, or hear the news of someone we know and love fighting for their lives, or those days when the reality of what’s happening crashes in.

And so we’re having to love each other in this and develop new techniques to protect and nourish our marriage in this season. Marriage guru and comedian Ted Cunningham provides practical, insightful help for you and me!

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Jammytime with Margaret

Beautiful Life: 40 Days in the Book of James

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Discovering God Among Butchers, Bakers and Fresh Food Makers Bible Study

SHOW NOTES

A Love That Laughs: Lighten Up, Cut Loose, and Enjoy Life Together

RECIPE

Recipe for Experiencing High Levels of Marital Satisfaction for Cooped Up Couples

1. Share emotions more than opinions
2. Do 1 thing a day around the house or yard for your spouse
3. Go to your separate corners of the house
3. Journal lessons learned, but applied later
4. Look for funny more than trying to be funny

Powerful Tools to Care of Your Family’s Mental Health | The Joycast | Curt Thompson

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How can you rise above anxiety and instill calm in your home and community? Psychologist Curt Thompson provides unexpected practical, transformative tools just for you.

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Beautiful Life: 40 Days in the Book of James

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Discovering God Among Butchers, Bakers and Fresh Food Makers Bible Study

SHOW NOTES

Anatomy of the Soul

The Soul of Shame

“The Grey” with Liam Neeson

Courage in the Face of Coronavirus: Lessons from a Pastor on the Front Lines | Dr. Rodney Woo

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A pastor in Singapore, Dr. Rodney Woo, shares insights on how the church and its members can respond with courage and power to the coronavirus.

As we dive into the book of James, we’ll look at what it means to “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything” James 1:2-4

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Beautiful Life: 40 Days in the Book of James

Taste and See:
Discovering God Among Butchers, Bakers and Fresh Food Makers Bible Study

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The Color of Church:
A Biblical and Practical Paradigm for Multiracial Churches by Dr. Rodney Woo

International Baptist Church Singapore

Hope Nation

Fighting CoVid for Church Leaders Resource

Raise a Halleluiah

For readers of the book of James, following through Beautiful Life,
what’s standing out to you as you read?

How to Live a Beautiful Life | The Joycast | Margaret Feinberg

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Are you living a beautiful life?

What changes do you need to make to live more radiant? As we kick off Ash Wednesday, you’re challenged to dive into the Book of James as we enter into Lent.

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The Joy Conference | Salt Lake City, Utah |May 1-2, 2020

Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God

Beautiful Life: 40 Days in the Book of James

Meet 1 of 100 people on the planet with “Foreign Accent Syndrome | The Joycast | Taryn Cleaves

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After a stroke at the age of 30, Taryn Cleaves lost the ability to speak. When she regained her voice, she no longer sounded like herself. She became one of 100 people in the world with Foreign Accent Syndrome. In the process, she lost part of her identity. Taryn is a powerful joy warrior who story you can’t afford to miss.

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Beautiful Life: 40 Days in the Book of James

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The Joy Conference | Salt Lake City, Utah |May 1-2, 2020

Dr. Pepper—Yum, Yum

A RECIPE FOR MAPLE PRETZEL CHICKEN

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 & 1/2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 1/4 cup Canola Oil

Directions:

  • Flatten chicken breasts to 1/2 inch thickness
  • In shallow bowl, whisk egg and syrup together
  • Place pretzels in separate bowl
  • Dip chicken in egg mixture and coat with pretzels
  • In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear
  • Taste and see that the Lord is good for providing these flavor combinations for us

The Secret to Judgement-free, Guilt-free, Shame-free Parenting | The Joycast | Julie Richard

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What if you could be a fearless mom? What if you be part of a community of parents who are committed to no guilt or shame? What if you had access to a no non-sense, common sense parenting strategy that equipped you to enjoy motherhood?

If you long for these, you’re going to la-la-love Julie Richard.

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Beautiful Life: 40 Days in the Book of James

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Fearless Mom

Fearless Mom Event in Austin, TX

A RECIPE FOR SOUL CARE

Current research shows that spending just 20 minutes near/in nature several times a week can decrease the level of cortisol, the stress hormone, in a person’s body. This is not exercise or work outdoors…this is 20 minutes of leisurely strolling or simply sitting.

If your daily schedule is overwhelming, then consider changing the location of something you already do, something that’s already a part of your routine. For instance, drink your morning coffee outside instead of inside.

You could take 20 minutes before work to take a stroll or to sit outside before starting your day. It’s not neglecting your work, it’s investing in your work!

Starting your day off on the right foot will increase your clarity, creativity, and decision-making ability!

 

 

 

When You’ve Been Betrayed | The Joycast | Phil Waldrep

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Learn why an act of betrayal is so life-altering, how to activate healing, and how Jesus overcame the ultimate act of betrayal.

Though betrayal can feel like the end, it doesn’t have to be the end of you. “It doesn’t have to color every relationship you have for the rest of your life,” Phil says. “It doesn’t mean God has turned His back on you or is punishing you…I promise you, the sun will shine again in your life.”

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Beautiful Life: 40 Days in the Book of James

Taste and See:
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Beyond Betrayal: Overcome Past Hurts and Begin to Trust Again

Women of Joy

A RECIPE FOR LEADERSHIP

  • Cast a Vision
  • Challenge your Team
  • Celebrate Victories

My background as a Christian speaker and author has given me a different view on leadership.

The values that I grew up with have led me to throw a dash of a fourth “C” into my leadership recipe, compassionate purpose. It gives it a little different flavor than you might find from most CEOs.

The Secret to Overcoming Our Nation’s Division and Polarization | The Joycast | Greg Holder

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We’re living in an increasingly toxic culture. Learn how to break through barriers and discover the power of unity, no matter how far the divide.

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Beautiful Life: 40 Days in the Book of James

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The Genius of One

A RECIPE FOR LEADERSHIP

A tough assignment for someone who loves to cook by instinct with constant tasting and tweaking.  This is off the top of my head, I’m sure I’ve missed some ingredients.  Toss in the ones I forgot as God nudges you.  I’ll probably do the same.

  • A big ol’ chunk of courage to say what’s really happening
  • Heaping mounds of discernment and vision
  • Humility—it comes in many forms and they’re all great in this recipe: developing the habit of sharing the spotlight, active listening, being the last person to speak at the table, asking really good questions.
  • A dollop of non-anxious presence goes a long way
  • Confession to God and to others as necessary. Keeps the bowl clean and the batter pure.
  • Season with insights from past successes and (this is very important) past failures
  • A dash of humor (even if you’re not funny, you’ve got to lighten up a little)
  • Continually add intellectual curiosity into the mix or the whole thing grows stale. Keep learning and asking and being completely gobsmacked by something.
  • Pour grace over everything. This sounds like a cliché, but it’s not.  You’ll go through a lot of it.  Grace offered to others, grace afforded to you.  Never lose sight of that.
  • Heat in the kitchen will get pretty hot at times. Don’t be surprised by that.  But do not let everything fry to a crisp.  This does absolutely no one any good.
  • Make sure you take this mixture out of the heat on a regular basis to cool. Don’t try to “be cool,” that’s actually not an ingredient and usually turns out gross.  Just “cool it” on a regular basis.
  • Knead it together – this will take effort. Don’t be afraid of the hard work.
  • Sprinkle in various and sundry spiritual gifts—there is no set formula here
  • Must be made in collaboration with others—leadership has terribly lonely moments, it’s true, but it simply cannot be baked alone. Doesn’t work.  Comes out overpowering and tastes terrible.  If you’re having difficulty doing this, you’ve skimped on the self-awareness and probably the humility
  • Creativity to taste.

While the basic recipe will have some non-negotiables, don’t be afraid of the various spices of personality, experience, and Holy-Spirit blessed quirkiness. DO NOT expect each batch to come out the same.  It won’t.  It shouldn’t.  Celebrate the subtle and shocking differences in flavor.  That’s a good thing.  It’s also a God thing.

Enjoy.

Get Out of Your Head | The Joycast | Jennie Allen


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Learn how to break free of toxic thought patterns including victimhood, anxiety, and distraction in this powerful conversation.

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Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts

If: Gathering

RECIPE

Taco Soup With Cornbread

Soup
1lb Ground Beef
2 15 oz cans Ranch Style Beans
2 15 oz cans Corn, drained
2 15 oz cans Diced Tomatoes with Green
Chiles
2 cups of Water
1 1-oz packet of dry Ranch Seasoning
1 1-oz packet of Taco Seasoning

Cornbread
1 box Jiffy Cornbread Mix
1 15 oz can Creamed Corn
1 Egg
1 Tablespoon milk
1 Tablespoon sour cream
1 Tablespoon sugar
¼ cup butter

To make the soup:

Brown hamburger meat in a large pot.

Add beans, corn, tomatoes, water, and seasonings to the pot.

Let soup simmer for 45-50 minutes. Serve with cornbread.

To make the cornbread:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix all of the ingredients, except butter, together in a large bowl.

Place butter in an iron skillet and place skillet in oven to melt.

Once the butter is melted, remove the skillet from the oven and pour the batter into the pan.

Bake cornbread for 15-20 minutes.

Ready to Rise – Own Your Voice | The Joycast | Jo Saxton

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In this conversation, you’re going to discover some fresh ways to think about devotions in your family—yes, even if you have teens. You’ll discover the role of the Holy Spirit in the Bible and your life. You’ll learn how to discover and own your voice. And you’ll learn the four powerful words you need to stand in front of the mirror and declare today.

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Ready to Rise: Own your voice, Gather Your Community,
Step into Your Influence

The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities
and Life the Life You Were Made For

RECIPE

Roast chicken with basil and lemon
(adapted from Nigel Slater’s Real Food)

4-6 free-range chicken pieces, bone in
3 T. olive oil
2 juicy cloves of garlic
1 whole lemon
20 basil leaves
1 cup of white wine

Season chick and place in roasting pan. Pour olive oil over chicken. Slide crushed garlic beneath skin. Squeeze lemon over chicken. Roast for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Then add torn basil atop and cook for 10 more minutes.

Pour wine over chicken, then place pan over a hot pan and let wine bubble.