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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 evolving podcast in which I share information, tips and commentary on interesting and timely subjects , such as current events, reviews of books and movies, the Bible, health, and interviews! Click Favorite on Anchor so you don’t miss an episode!
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The desire to know secret things

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What is Havana Syndrome?
Breaking news on bill to help sufferers of mysterious brain injury and illness of Government spies and workers caused by targeted microwave radio frequencies
35:37
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.
46:17
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 Www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com . Email me at blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com
45:04
September 6, 2021
Our COVID experience plus update
Our family has been sick with covid. Here’s what we did and why . Please Read! https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/health/article/You-ve-tested-positive-for-COVID-Should-you-16428414.php Sorry for bad audio quality on updated segment. I didn’t realize I had my earbuds turned on.
42:06
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?
30:12
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. https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2021/08/23/texas-covid-crisis-and-update-on-my-husband-8-23-2021/
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August 24, 2021
Netflix Manifest season 1&2 review and Do you know Jesus?
A little break from talking about covid !
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August 19, 2021
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 . Just pray , weigh the facts, and do the best you can.
20:01
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.  https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2021/08/02/are-you-prepared-to-be-persecuted/ Blog link https://prf.hn/l/rd9mzx4 Click this affiliate link to buy Corrie Ten Boom's books from Thriftbooks.com https://prf.hn/l/6lom0N0 This is the book Saving My Assassin by Virginia Prodan. 
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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. https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2021/07/30/inclusion-is-dividing-the-church/
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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 https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2021/07/20/thrills-and-chills-how-we-raised-a-large-family-on-one-income/
43:33
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 blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com . Is pink a good color? https://www.worldbirds.org/squirrel-symbolism/ https://cyberpolygon.com/ My blog https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/ Support me by going to my blog and visiting my affiliate links and by sponsoring my show on Anchor. 
26:55
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 blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com   See blog post about my daughter https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2021/05/13/grace-and-more-grace-miller-dieker-syndrome-lissencephaly/  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 DollarTree.com!
49:13
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: https://franklinbbq.com/ 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.  www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com 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
38:46
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://Www.alisachilders.com Resources about progressive Christianity www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com  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
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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 www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com   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
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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. https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/higher-ed-gamma/pedagogy-and-course-design-need-change-here%E2%80%99s-how 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. shareasale.com.  Grammarly is the best proofreader! Best Plagiarism Checker & Proofreader
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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 www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Comments to  blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com  Please support the show by sharing! 
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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? www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Comments at blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com
20:54
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.  Www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com  blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com For reference Www.progressivechristianity.org #exvangelical #revangelical   
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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 www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com or email comments to www.blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com Thanks for listening! 
39:08
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 Www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com
52:28
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.
33:23
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 blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com Visit my blog at www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com
41:37
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! www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Comments? blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com https://anchor.fm/blueskiesandgreenpastures/message
55:53
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. https://www.nps.gov/gumo/index.htm Also check out the blog post for more details about gear and the hike .  https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2019/05/10/can-we-make-it-climbing-guadalupe-peak-with-my-husband/  Send questions or comments to blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com . Thanks for listening and sharing!
27:32
May 2, 2021
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!  www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Comments? blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com
11:09
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: https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2021/04/29/knowing-god-by-knowing-jesus/ www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Comments? blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com
13:26
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 .  www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Comments? blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com
22:42
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.  www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Comments? blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com
20:29
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.  www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Comments? blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com
11:38
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!  www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Comments? blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com
14:10
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 . www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Comments? blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com
31:57
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.  https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2021/03/19/all-christians-are-spirit-filled-but-not-all-are-spirit-led/  www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Comments? blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com
31:23
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 ? www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Comments? blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com
17:46
April 13, 2021
Catapult:Fiction Ep 13
A story about a brave boy who wants to honor his King.  www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Comments? blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com
08:20
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.  www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Comments? blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com
07:02
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: https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2021/04/08/trusting-god-completely-devotion/ Comments? blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com
06:23
April 8, 2021
What happens if I don't take the mark of the beast?
Is the Mark of the beast a big deal? That depends on who you know.  Listen to find out more. 
18:49
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: https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2021/01/08/3-reasons-why-people-disagree-with-you-when-youre-obviously-right-and-what-to-do-about-it/ blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com
09:55
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. www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com
18:33
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 ! www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com
24:06
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! www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com
12:49
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: blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com Blog: www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com
09:15
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 : blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com This episode is also available as a blog post: https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2021/03/23/do-you-really-know-who-jesus-is-on-the-road-to-emmaus/
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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? blueskiesandgreenpasturesblog@gmail.com Blog: www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com
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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: https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2021/03/11/youve-changed-what-to-do-when-your-partner-is-not-the-same-person-you-married/
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March 15, 2021
What’s in Your Book Pile? Ep 2
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2021/03/01/whats-in-your-book-pile/
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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: https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2021/03/03/what-did-you-learn-in-the-past-year/
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March 3, 2021
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March 2, 2021