We Wonder: Lent
We Wonder: Lent
Dec 8, 2020
O Root of Jesse: Tuesday, Psalm 72:1-14
Play • 14 min

O Root of Jesse, standing as sign among the peoples, 

before you kings will shut their mouths,

to you the nations will make their prayer:

Come and deliver us, and delay no longer! 

Today’s reading: Psalm 72:1-14

I wonder what Solomon hoped for, when he wrote this song and sang it to God? What was his dream for his kingdom?

God’s king will save needy people who cry out to him; he will save those who are hurting and have no one else to help. I wonder: how am I hurting or needy today? What do I want to say to God?

I wonder: who do I know, or who do I see in my city or town, who is needy or hurting? Can I cry out to God for them right now?

Solomon prayed that all nations and leaders would bow down to God’s king. I wonder: can I imagine a day when the whole human family is joined in singing praise to Jesus? I wonder what that will sound like? Can I rest in that very good hope right now?

We Wonder is written and hosted by Sarah Dahl; produced by Richard Clark; and engineered by Nick Thompson and Noah Kirby. You can keep in touch with us on Instagram and Twitter by following @wewonderpod, or read more at wewonderpod.com. Thanks so much for listening, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Don't Mom Alone Podcast
Don't Mom Alone Podcast
Heather MacFadyen
Bruce Learns to Label His Feelings :: Bruce and Heather [Ep 316]
“What’s something you’ve grown in but at different speeds?”. After collecting listener questions, this question stood out to my husband Bruce. So instead of doing a general Q and A episode (in honor of our 22nd wedding anniversary), we decided to discuss Bruce’s journey in learning how to identify what he is feeling, labeling it and sharing it with others.  Listen in to hear how we learned to process our feelings through church small group. And how we’ve grown as a couple to express those emotions in a healthy way. I think a common theme through all of this is just having a really constructive, clear language to talk about things. It is not like any one of these methods solves things. It's not a formula. The more precise and constructive and simple we make this language,  the more effective communication can be. Here are the cards we reference in the show: More Episodes with Bruce: 20th Anniversary Q and A :: Bruce and Heather [Ep 242]The Right to Change My Mind :: Bruce and Heather [Ep 196]This is Us :: Bruce and Heather {Ep 145}Goals, Roles and Superpowers :: Bruce and Heather MacFadyen {Ep 112}When your Husband has a Demanding Job :: Bruce and Heather {Ep 38} Links Mentioned:   Steps into God’s Grace (12 step program) by Lynn HoffmanRecovery for Life :: Lynn Hoffman [Ep 129]BOOK: People Fuel by John Townsend Featured Sponsors:  PrettyLitter — use code DMA to save 20% off a one month supply over at prettylitter.com Thrive Market— get 25% off your first order and a free gift. If you go to thrivemarket.com/DMA
43 min
Crystal Paine Show
Crystal Paine Show
Crystal Paine
114. An Honest Conversation About Faith with Angie Smith
We finally made it happen. Angie Smith was in the studio with me to chat about her new book and what it has taken for her to get it out. A little snow and ice was never going to keep us down. Angie is such a fun person and she is so real about her journey and why she felt called to write this book. Listen in to hear all the details. Angie and I met at a blogging conference a number of years ago and her first words to me the first time we met actually played a profound part in our family’s journey. She was also instrumental in connecting us with a group of people who became our lifeline after we moved to TN. (And don’t miss her funny story about the time we were on a cruise together and she forgot to pack the bottom half of her wardrobe!) She didn’t grow up in the church but when she found the Lord she knew that she was called to do more in His purpose. She has written several books and her most recent one is a resource for those who are just starting on their journey of discovery with the Bible. Listen in to hear more about her story, her journey, and why she felt the pull to write this particular book. I hope you enjoy this honest (and sometimes hilarious!) conversation! In This Episode: [00:33] Welcome Angie Smith to the show. [01:19] Angie is one of the reasons that we moved to Tennessee. Learn more. [04:34] ...and then there was the time that Angie completely forgot the bottom half of her wardrobe. [06:15] Learn more about Angie and her background. [08:43] How Covid has made Angie shift the way she does her ministry. [12:44] Why after such a long break did she decide to release her new book? [15:36] Did she wrestle with some of her beliefs as she wrote the book? [20:07] Angie’s words for those who are struggling with their faith in these difficult times. [23:27] How is she processing through her twins getting ready to go off to college? [27:51] Where can busy moms and women start to dive deeper into scripture? [30:38] Just stay curious and know that God’s word is alive. You’re living it. Links and Resources: Crystal Paine Crystal Paine on Instagram crystal@moneysavingmom.com Money Saving Mom Money Saving Mom on Facebook Money Saving Mom Deal Seekers Facebook group Woven by Angie Smith
36 min
Read-Aloud Revival
Read-Aloud Revival
Sarah Mackenzie
RAR #173: What Happens in Your Child’s Brain when You Read Aloud
Ready to dive into a little brain science? Today, we're discovering what happens in your child's brain when you read aloud. This is probably not a surprise, but... A LOT is happening. Dr. John Hutton of the Reading and Literacy Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital is joining me to break this down. I love how he puts it in the beginning of this episode: that scientists are using fancy methods to verify what we already know - that reading aloud is good for our kids. Want to know what happens in your child's brain when you read aloud? You're in the right place. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL HEAR: how the brain actually readsthe immense value of dialogic reading (don't worry - you're already doing this!)how reading aloud "primes" the brain for reading independently CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON TO START LISTENING: TIME STAMPS: 3:35The RAR Premium Spring Lineup! 🌸🌱6:09Lots of nature!9:44What's going on 'under the hood' when we read aloud14:40How the brain actually reads18:42Seen on an MRI23:44'A Goldilocks Effect'30:15'Neurons that fire together, wire together'37:25Let the Kids Speak QUOTES TO REMEMBER: "There's a maxim in neuroscience: neurons that fire together, wire together. So really, the more you practice anything, the stronger the neural circuits become."Dr. John Hutton "We say it all the time at Read Aloud Revival: there's nothing that a novel can give your child that a picture book can't."Sarah Mackenzie LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE: RAR PremiumRAR #151: It's a Story ... So What? Barb RosenstockCindy WestJonathan RogersIrene LathamRAR # 130: Reading Aloud as an Obstinate Act of Love, Meghan Cox GurdonAll About ReadingThe Logic of EnglishRobert MunschDr. Hutton's Latest StudyBlue Manatee PressBlue Manatee Dialogic Reading (DR) series BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: (All links are Amazon affiliate links.) Nothing Found YOU'LL ALSO ENJOY: Why and how reading aloud will change your children's lives forever (Mem Fox)Why read aloud to kids who can read to themselvesWhy your kids love graphic novels and which we love best
44 min
More episodes
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu