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Blue Skies and Green Pastures with Paula Adams

Blue Skies and Green Pastures with Paula Adams

By Paula K Adams
An realistically hopeful podcast about things that matter affect our real lives , including Christian topics, politics, science, news, reviews of books and movies, the Bible, health, and interviews! There’s a lot of bad news in the world that we need to know about, but there’s also a lot of good that we need to pursue . Balance your mind with some of both. Follow so you don’t miss an episode!
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Realistically Hopeful in a Depressing World episode 60

Blue Skies and Green Pastures with Paula Adams

Realistically Hopeful in a Depressing World episode 60

Blue Skies and Green Pastures with Paula Adams

Bible Theology Controversies: Free will, Assurance, Sin, and Unity of the Church ep 61
Is understanding the Bible as easy as some people claim? No. Not everyone agrees on what it means. Here are just a few of the many doctrines that Christians love to argue about. What really matters? All of it! Just because it's not simple doesn't mean you shouldn't read it.  How can you tell if you're really saved and can you lose your salvation? What about Free will and God's sovereignty? Noah and Jonah and Jeremiah, too. Theology matters, but so does unity. #theology #unity #freewill #christian
November 30, 2021
Realistically Hopeful in a Depressing World episode 60
You can still find joy in this messed up world of covid and chaos . Anxiety and depression don’t have to rule your life. #anxiety
November 22, 2021
Not Guilty! Today was a good day! Dental Anxiety Etc Ep 59
It’s a full moon. I unload my thoughts. Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges! ( I actually don’t talk about that.) I had a good day. The future is in God’s hands! We need to stop praying for Jesus to come back and start doing what he told us to do . Yes , bad people have plans, but God can overcome them if we repent! #freedom #future
November 20, 2021
Economics 101: cryptocurrency, global economic changes, homestead skills, money saving tips ep 58
Things are changing fast, but not that fast. The transition period can be chaotic . Don’t get sucked into fear or get rich quick schemes. Educate yourself on new digital currency while the experts work out the details. Correction: Biden and Xi Jinping met virtually, not in China.
November 16, 2021
Economics 101: Basic economic theories and current economic crisis ep 57
Rising gas and food prices and stagnant wages have people worried about the future. In this episode we discuss supply and demand, Adam Smith, the Austrian School, and Keynesian theory, plus  the causes of the current inflation and supply chain problems. Will Biden cause stagflation? Do the Democrats want higher unemployment? How are the UN SDG goals driving economic chaos? What is the solution? Please follow and share and leave a review. My Blog
November 9, 2021
Jesus Christ : His Supernatural Miracles and Abilities Ep 56
Jesus was not like other prophets and religious teachers. He was the son of God, born of a virgin, who came to earth from Heaven with a specific purpose. While here he performed many signs and miracles to prove who he was , the Messiah that the prophets of old had been talking about for hundreds of years. He came that we might know God and by believing in him, have our sins forgiven. Listen today and be amazed!  Check out the Bible for yourself at Blog and more Bible information at  Please like, follow and share! 
November 1, 2021
The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster Complete audio story
A futuristic story written in 1909 that sounds eerily like the world we live in. Dystopian and visionary tale of people living underground completely dependent on a machine who controls everything. Even though computers did not exist in 1909, the machine acts like a computer.  Audiobook. Find it  free here 
October 25, 2021
You can have a better sex life! Ep 54
Note: This podcast is rated PG, as in there are no explicit or specific techniques mentioned. Feel free to let your teenagers listen.  Sex should be a natural and normal part of a happy marriage. Today I will give 10 tips and a bonus tip for how to improve your sex life in the context of a married relationship. Link to see my Moab photos!  Intro and outro music by Ella Fitzgerald. Song Blue Skies. Recorded from Youtube. 
October 19, 2021
Economics 101. Part 1: Work, Private Property and Happiness ep 53
The first in a series of talks about economics. I discuss why people need to work, own things, and how that provides freedom. People need to work to feel good about themselves. People need to own property to have power over their lives. People need to be free to think and act independently of a nanny state. None of this will happen if a new class of non-working people is created. Beware the Marxists who hate private property and question the socialists who want a basic minimum income to replace jobs.
October 6, 2021
Clickbait Review: surprises galore! Netflix series Ep 52
What is clickbait about and should you watch it ? Minor spoilers included but I don’t give away the ending !
October 4, 2021
Special Guest! Faithe. Owning Our Choices in Life and Marriage ep 51
A conversation with my best friend Faithe about what she and I have learned about ourselves in our wise old age. If you're a 50+ woman, you can probably relate, if you're a younger mom, you might learn something!  Both of us are Christians, have large families and homeschooled our kids. We have a lot in common in how we relate to the world and people even though we also have many differences in our upbringing . We discuss what motivated us to have the lives we have. Hope you'll join us as we try to make sense of life as menopausal women who did things differently than most of our peers.  A few takeaways: Realize that even when you make choices that you feel you HAD to make, you still made a choice. Self-awareness helps you understand why you make decisions. Most decisions are made based on what we think is best for us at THAT TIME, not in the long term. Married people must learn to have compassion for their spouse's struggles and appreciate them. Being a controlling person never turns out good for anyone. We live in a society that rewards victims with more attention than those who quietly assume personal responsibility for their lives.  God loves you and you can trust Him. 
September 28, 2021
What is even worse than taking the Mark of the Beast? The Great Delusion! ep 50
You may have heard of the Mark of the Beast, but what do you know about the Great Delusion? Listen and find out! And be sure you won't take the Mark of the Beast.  11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 ESV Check out my blog at for more information.
September 25, 2021
What is Havana Syndrome? ep 49
Breaking news on new bill to help sufferers of mysterious brain injury and illness of Government spies and workers caused by targeted microwave radio frequencies. Links mentioned in the show.
September 22, 2021
Special Episode! My husband is back! He gives his perspective on our house fire and how God is good
In the year 2000, our house burned down. It was a stressful experience. My husband worked hard to get us into a new house . He remembers things that I don’t ! He’s still a little out of breath from recovering from Covid.
September 10, 2021
Thoughts on Mark Driscoll , discernment, and taking responsibility for our spiritual lives
A CT podcast about the rise and fall of Mars Hill church got me thinking and here are my thoughts on false teachers, bad sermons, life coaching versus preaching , cancel culture, why people stay in bad churches and the importance of knowing your Bible very well. Read the blog at . Email me at
September 6, 2021
Our COVID experience plus update
Our family has been sick with covid. Here’s what we did and why . Please Read! Sorry for bad audio quality on updated segment. I didn’t realize I had my earbuds turned on.
September 3, 2021
The desire to know secret things
Eve was tempted by the serpent to be wise like God. The Gnostics believe they have secret knowledge. What can we learn about the desire to know things?
August 30, 2021
Blessings and Trials : God is stronger than COVID
God often allows trials in the lives of believers and it may feel like something is wrong , but these trials can be a blessing if we let them grow our faith and relationship with our Lord. I share a few good things that have happened during our COVID experiences and my two favorite prayers . Also read psalm 23 and 24.
August 24, 2021
Netflix Manifest season 1&2 review and Do you know Jesus?
A little break from talking about covid !
August 19, 2021
Covid confusion: Who do you trust when there are opposite opinions ?
Trust has become a real problem in the world and sowing distrust has become a big business. For those of us who try to do the right thing, it’s getting very hard to know what’s right .With the massively conflicting information that is available about the safety of the covid vaccine, it's hard to know what to do. This is OUR STORY. YOU have to make your own decision. Just pray , weigh the facts, and do the best you can. 
August 16, 2021
Are you prepared for Persecution? Ep 41
The Bible teaches that Christians will experience persecution in the world. I share a letter written by Corrie Ten Boom about being prepared with a knowledge of God's word to help endure persecution. Blog link Click this affiliate link to buy Corrie Ten Boom's books from This is the book Saving My Assassin by Virginia Prodan. 
August 2, 2021
Dividing the Church ep 40
Christians are taking sides and dividing and splitting churches over one specific topic, homosexuality. But what does the Bible teach? What is #sexpositive? Did you know pagans use sex in their religious rituals? Will you stand for the truth of God's word? See blog for more.
July 31, 2021
Thrills and Chills: Living on One Income with 6 kids. Ep 39
Living on one income with six children has been like a very long roller coaster ride, much scarier than we expected at times, and lots of fun at other times, with some screaming, puking and laughing along the way. Sometimes I am amazed that we have survived the ride! Then I say a prayer of thanks. In this episode I'll share our story of how God made it work.  We own a house instead of renting. We learned how to stay on a budget. We buy used items and accept hand-me-downs. I cook our meals at home most of the time. We drive older vehicles. My husband is handy and resourceful and does all the home repairs. We don't spend much on luxuries. We keep and use things for a long time. God has intervened and helped us in unexpected ways. I did babysitting and other odd jobs. We give back to the church and charity. Blog link here
July 26, 2021
Squirrel Logo and Cyber Polygon! Ep 38
In this episode you will learn why I want to change my logo to a squirrel and then discuss the 2021 Cyber Polygon and cyber terrorism. I also give a shout out to a few podcasts that I've discovered recently. Please share, rate, and review on Apple Podcast and Follow me on your favorite podcast app! Let me know what you think of the logo by sending an email to . Is pink a good color? My blog Support me by going to my blog and visiting my affiliate links and by sponsoring my show on Anchor. 
July 24, 2021
Living with Lissencephaly: Miller Dieker Syndrome Ep 31
My daughter has Miller Dieker Syndrome , a specific type of Lissencephaly. Life is beautifully different and difficult. I offer my advice and encouragement to newly diagnosed and experienced parents of special needs children with severe disabilities.  You can contact me at   See blog post about my daughter  8:25 Diagnosis 11:13 First seizures 14:00 Seizure triggers and constipation 16:39 Breastfeeding 18:12 Development 20:00 Hips and scoliosis 21:38 Encouragement, Join groups 23:25 Every child is different! Everything Is Just $1 At!
July 24, 2021
How to smoke a brisket the Texas way (Franklin Bbq style) episode 37
All you need to know to produce your own juicy, tender smokey brisket that you can be proud to serve to your family and friends. Mentioned in the show: Brisket Rub: Mix Kosher salt and Coarse Black Pepper Smoke Brisket in close pit using indirect heat kept at 250 degrees for approximately 8 hours, but use the techniques mentioned to test for doneness. You can support me by clicking on my affiliate links in my blog. Here is one such link. L.A.'s Totally Awesome Grill & Oven Cleaner, 40 oz. Bottles - $1.00from: DollarTree
July 24, 2021
Is your pastor secretly leading you away from God into a pagan religion? Episode 36
Today’s churches can no longer be trusted to be true to the beliefs of the denomination you see on the sign . Progressive Christianity has snuck in to many churches under the guise of inclusion and spirituality . Beware these wolves in sheep’s clothing!  Https:// Resources about progressive Christianity  You can support me by clicking on my affiliate links in my blog.  Here is one such link. Kitchen Tools & Gadgets at the Dollar Tree
July 8, 2021
Biometrics : mark of the beast or convenient identification technology? Ep 35
Facial recognition and other biometrics are on the rise . Is that good or bad ? Could it be related to the end times prophecy about the marks of the beast ? Read the articles in my blog at   You can support me by clicking on my affiliate links in my blog. Here is one such link. Kitchen Tools & Gadgets at the Dollar Tree
July 4, 2021
What is critical pedagogy? Ep 33
Everyone has probably heard of critical race theory, but have you heard of critical pedagogy? Listen to find out why you need to protect your child and more! The article I mentioned. Please support my podcast! You can help by clicking my affiliate links below for these quality companies.  Shareasale can provide you affiliate companies!  Find a sponsor for your web site. Get paid for your great content.  Grammarly is the best proofreader! Best Plagiarism Checker & Proofreader
June 24, 2021
Advance Child Tax Credit: Good or bad?
The IRS will be sending out more Covid relief payments to many parents in the form of an advance of your 2021 Child Tax Credit. Should you take it or opt-out? Get the important the details here!   Blog Comments to  Please support the show by sharing! 
June 19, 2021
Encouragement and the best news ! Jesus paid the penalty for your sins Ep 30
Encouragement for today . God is in control. You can trust Him. Why did Jesus have to die for our sins ? Is the doctrine of substitutionary atonement good or bad? Are your sins forgiven? Comments at
June 1, 2021
Exvangelical apostates and Progressive Christianity Ep 29
Why are people leaving the Evangelical Christian church and is that a good thing? Today I discuss what I have learned about Progressive Christian beliefs. For reference #exvangelical #revangelical   
May 27, 2021
What the Bible teaches us about Sex versus what Progressives teach Ep 28
God's word has a lot to say on the topic of sex, especially what kind of sex is considered immoral. But today's Evangelical churches have been way too quiet on the topic. Progressive churches are happily blessing every type of sexual experience, but Christians are not to make up our own rules about sex any more than we are to make up our own rules on any other aspect of life. God has told us how to live. We must read and trust the Bible to find out what that is. God loves you too much to leave you lost in your sin. Repent and follow Jesus! Please read the short blog post here or email comments to Thanks for listening! 
May 25, 2021
A Love Story: motorcycles, God , and a marriage made in heaven Ep 27
An interview with my husband of 30 years . He explains how we met and the extremely traumatic motorcycle accident he had before we met . Click the time to jump ahead.  (18:24) Motorcycle Accident
May 21, 2021
TMI: too much information can be dangerous Ep 26
A Daily bombardment of news articles, words and images can lead to anxiety and hopelessness unless we learn to stay focused on the important stuff and sift out the facts. Learn who Jesus really is , not the media’s version.
May 18, 2021
Am I grown yet ? Christian Life with ADHD and Aspergers Ep 25
A little about me and my journey of life so far . Topics include having attention deficit and Aspergers, why I don’t like it when people move to the country , trusting God in times of crisis , and seeing a horse die on my run today . Comments welcome at Visit my blog at
May 12, 2021
So you wanna buy a classic car ? Ep 24
Classic cars are cool and fun to collect and drive! Today’s special guest , my husband, offers advice on how to buy a classic car and not spend too much and shares some stories from 35 years of working on classic cars. Listen and share! Comments?
May 9, 2021
Guadalupe Peak : Marriage and Mountains Ep 23
My husband is my cohost today as we reminisce about our 2019 trip to Guadalupe Peak on our anniversary and discuss staying married for 30 years.  I mistakenly referred to the park as a state park when it's actually a National Park. Also check out the blog post for more details about gear and the hike .  Send questions or comments to . Thanks for listening and sharing!
May 2, 2021
Hunger Games :The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Book Review Ep 22
This  psychological drama book is a prequel to the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Spoilers ahead! Comments?
April 30, 2021
Knowing God by Knowing Jesus Ep 21
Jesus showed himself to be the Messiah by many proofs. The Gospel of John is a great place to find these proofs. I hope you'll listen and be blessed.  This episode is also available as a blog post: Comments?
April 29, 2021
Beware the seesaw of extreme ideology Ep 20
Lessons from the playground. Fond memories of recess and swing sets and slides and how we can avoid the crashes of the seesaw of life by staying balanced . Comments?
April 28, 2021
Thunder Force movie review Ep 19
Join me as I discuss the Netflix movie Thunder Force with Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer . Sorry about the poor sound quality caused by using my earbuds. I won’t make that mistake again. I hope you’ll listen anyway. Comments?
April 27, 2021
Arc of The Scythe series Book review Ep 18
Come along with me as I review all three books in this thought-provoking and entertaining futuristic Young Adult novel series, The Arc of the Scythe by Neal Shusterman , with only a few spoilers. Comments?
April 21, 2021
Fox in the Henhouse!? Ep 17
Today's episode is a funny story about our chickens and a less funny message about media-created fear. Thanks for listening! Comments?
April 19, 2021
Gen Z explains politics and life to his boomer parents Ep 16
Listen as my social media savvy 22 year old son gives his viewpoint on life and politics , and explains 4chan and other internet worlds to his boomer parents . Some profanity . Comments?
April 19, 2021
Are you trying to live the Christian life without the Holy Spirit? Ep 15
The Holy Spirit is a wonderful and an essential part of our Christian journey. Without Him, we are not going to be able to be the people God wants us to be for Him. Although this can be a controversial topic, I want to try and explain it because it is so important. I am not a pastor or theologian, just a believer who wants to share the love of Christ with the world. If you disagree with my explanation, that's okay. Peace be with you. Comments?
April 15, 2021
The cost of living in a perfect world Ep 14
Today’s episode combines a sneak peek of a future book review of Neal Shusterman’s Arc of the Scythe Series with commentary on its parallels with real life . Would you choose a virtual heaven on earth over the real thing if you could live forever ? Comments?
April 13, 2021
Catapult:Fiction Ep 13
A story about a brave boy who wants to honor his King. Comments?
April 12, 2021
Motorcycle talk with the hubby and son Ep 12
Listen as my husband and son discuss riding a 1970 Triumph Bonneville 650 . Then my husband convinced me to go for a ride on this beautiful spring day. Comments?
April 10, 2021
Trusting God Completely: Devotion Ep 11
Sometimes we fool ourselves into believing that we are trusting God, but we are actually still holding onto the controls. With practice we can learn to recognize when we are doing this and put our faith more fully in God.  This episode is also available as a blog post: Comments?
April 8, 2021
What happens if I don't take the mark of the beast? Ep 10.5
Is the Mark of the beast a big deal? That depends on who you know.  Listen to find out more about what the mark is and who will be thrilled to take the mark and what will happen to those who don't.  Part two is here
April 7, 2021
3 Reasons Why People Disagree with You (When you’re obviously right ! )and What to Do About it Ep 10
Is having everyone agree on every topic a goal for a free society? Is it okay to have your own opinions that are not the same as your friends or family? Yes! Today we discuss having freedom of thought. This episode is also available as a blog post:
April 7, 2021
Use it or lose it! Your socials skills matter! Ep 9
Do you prefer to spend time on your phone more than with other people? Would you rather chat online than with a person in the same room ? Today I talk about the danger of losing the ability to enjoy spending time with real people due to lockdowns and phone addiction.
April 6, 2021
The Most Dangerous Snakes have Two Legs Ep 8
Snakes are kinda cool . But two-legged snakes are dangerous. False teachings can keep us from being in God’s will . Learn to spot sneaky snakes in your path !
April 1, 2021
Why do we Celebrate Easter? Ep 7
What is Easter? Did Jesus really die for my sins? What is the resurrection? Are your sins forgiven? Please listen and I hope you have a wonderful Resurrection Sunday!
March 31, 2021
Going Beyond John 3:16 Ep 6
The most well known verse in the Bible is only the introduction to knowing the great story of God’s plan for you!  That popular verse sums up the gospel of Jesus Christ, but there is much more wisdom and hope and history and prophecy in the Bible that should be read in order to understand why we needed the gospel at all.   Comments: Blog:
March 26, 2021
Do You Really Know who Jesus Is? On the Road To Emmaus Ep 5
Today we explore the interesting story of Jesus giving a history lesson to two of his followers and then disappearing from their sight, found in Luke 24 in the Bible. We can discover some important lessons in this passage about who Jesus is and how he works in our lives. I hope you learn something new! Comments : This episode is also available as a blog post:
March 23, 2021
You’re rich! Sharing your stimulus money with God Ep 4
The Bible has a lot to say about money and how we use it . Many of us received a nice deposit in our bank accounts thanks to the Covid pandemic's effect on jobs and the economy, and now we have to decide how to save or spend it. Here are a few ideas that take God's instructions about stewardship into account.  Comments? Blog:
March 18, 2021
“You’ve changed!” What to Do When your Partner is Not the Same Person You Married Ep 3
When one partner starts to do some work on themselves and begins to change their life and perspective, it can be upsetting for the other partner. Listen as I offer some tips on how to make this a positive experience, not a relationship ending one. This episode is also available as a blog post:
March 15, 2021
What’s in Your Book Pile? Ep 2
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March 10, 2021
What did you Learn in the Past Year? Ep 1
My first podcast! Listen as I read this blog to you! This episode is also available as a blog post:
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