Blue Skies and Green Pastures with Paula Adams
By Paula K Adams
An realistically hopeful podcast about things that matter and 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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Can you be a Christian and not go to church? S2E38
Church is not as popular as it used to be. But church is important! In this episode I give seven reasons why you need to be an active member of a local church.
November 04, 2022
What is God S2E36
What is God like ? How can we know? Who gets to decide ? https://www.gotquestions.org/character-of-God.html https://www.gotquestions.org/what-is-God.html https://www.gotquestions.org/nature-of-God.html
October 31, 2022
In God we Trust? Consumerism as America’s Religion S2E37
America is declining . I propose that the end began with the progressive era and has led to a resurgence of paganism and a search for meaning outside of American Christianity.
October 25, 2022
Fake Nikes and The Two Kinds of Light: 2 Corinthians 11:14 S2E35
Satan wears a mask of light to hide his darkness . Can you tell the difference between false teachings and truth? Beware false teachers that teach ideas that sound very similar to Christianity but will actually lead you into to darkness. My blog www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Got Questions website Read the Bible online
October 17, 2022
How Should Christians Live? S2E34
What does it mean to be a Christian? What does the Bible say? What are the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount? Is America a Christian nation?
September 19, 2022
B Vitamins and Homocysteine. Heart disease, depression, miscarriage. S2E33
Everything you need to know about the effects of and treatment of high homocysteine levels. Plus, who is Kilmer McCully and why was he fired? Get all research and tests and supplement links here https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2022/09/12/taking-charge-of-your-health-elevated-homocysteine-and-b-vitamin-deficiency-heart-disease-stroke-miscarriage-mental-health-conditions-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/ Kilmer's books https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/651192.Kilmer_S_McCully JAMA article https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/fullarticle/777652
September 12, 2022
The blessings and risks that come with the gift of encouragement S2E33
Do you have the gift ? Here’s how you can be a more effective encourager , including what not to do or say . The Bible is full of encouragement to God's people and the family of God should encourage each other. https://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-encouragement.html Shop Amazon for encouraging gifts and books about encouragement.
September 06, 2022
The Price of Trusting the Science : Monsanto S2E32
Monsanto has an over one hundred year history in the chemical industry. They have produced products used in food, farming, weapons, and pharmaceuticals . Many of the products they’ve sold have ended up being banned later. Can we really 'trust the science' not to destroy our health and planet for profits? They have also created a business model that has trapped farmers into using their seeds and creates dangers to the food supply. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto https://newsmediarelations.colostate.edu/2022/03/08/csu-biotech-company-partnering-on-rna-based-method-for-weed-control/ https://homeguides.sfgate.com/roundup-active-dirt-73143.html https://www.dw.com/en/agriculture-seeds-seed-laws-agribusinesses-climate-change-food-security-seed-sovereignty-bayer/a-57118595 Here’s a great video I just found after I recorded this podcast. https://youtu.be/-c2bcSUMtNQ Risks of Round Up https://www.healthline.com/health/cancer/lymphoma-roundup#risks-and-regulations Bayer and the bees video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaNSByf4sLA&t=9s Get your probiotics and supplements on Amazon! https://amzn.to/3Rr12mT Email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org blog https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2022/09/01/destroying-our-health-and-the-planet-through-science/
September 01, 2022
Shocking! Everything you need to know about the SMART GRID. S2E31
The new space race is on! Can we beat China to the finish line ? Electrifying facts and opinions about the smart electrical grid that’s being built with your tax dollars. How will it be used to control us in the future? Link to the microphone I am using. https://amzn.to/3PIU77m My blog www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and leave a review on Spotify and Apple Podcasts
August 23, 2022
What is the MTHFR mutation? S2E30
Learn about epigenetics and the MTHFR gene. Many people seek help from doctors for their chronic debilitating symptoms and are given vague diagnoses along with prescriptions rather than testing to find the root cause. MTHFR mutation is a common but under diagnosed condition that could be causing life disruptions for you or your child. But the C D C website downplays it and tries to denigrate the people who are helping people get better. Find out what might help . www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/epigenetics www.methy-life.com Buy methyfolate and B12 from Amazon
August 18, 2022
Oblivious Americans: What's going on behind the scenes? Agenda 2030 S2E29
A few thoughts on current events, human nature, Agenda 2030 and how to live in a world where there are few consequences for the schemes of the government. Use my link when you shop on Amazon!
August 10, 2022
Overcoming Anxiety-related Black and White Thinking, plus thoughts on Birth control for the poor S2E28
What is black and white/dichotomous thinking and how is it a trap? What is the solution? Are you always sure that you are right about your beliefs? Do you suffer from OCD, perfectionism, self-judgment? Do you judge others harshly who have different beliefs? And how does that relate to birth control for the poor? https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/black-and-white-thinking https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2022/07/29/family-planning-is-important-but-not-to-save-the-planet-from-overpopulation/
July 29, 2022
The Limits of Man’s Wisdom: King Solomon S2E27
King Solomon was given extraordinary wisdom by God, but it wasn’t enough to prevent his extreme failure as a king . Like humanism , pride in our intelligence can lead to our downfall and have long lasting consequences for those around us. Note: I misspoke and said that David had 1000 wives. Oops! https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2022/07/22/too-smart-for-his-own-good-lessons-from-king-solomons-failures/
July 22, 2022
My Christian discovery journey : what religion am I? S2E26
In this personal episode I share how God has taken me on a journey and how my faith has grown and the different churches and denominations I’ve been a part of . From Baptist to non-denominational to Calvinist to Methodist! Hope you enjoy !
July 16, 2022
Religious Freedom and the role of the government in America S2E25
Happy 4th ! Most of the arguments in today’s culture stem from how much or how little control the government should have over our lives. How do we balance freedom and responsibility, and how far should religious freedom go?
July 04, 2022
Why I changed my mind about abortion laws S2E24
I really hope people will listen to this one carefully. I am a little nervous about publishing my opinions on such a sensitive topic. I hope I don’t lose any friends . 🙏 some of you will be happy and others will be upset. If you have a way to resolve the issues that I bring up , I’d love to hear it! Let’s talk . More people need to discuss this important topic! https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/05/16/how-sensational-sex-scandal-led-nations-first-abortion-law-years-ago/ https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2022/06/25/freedom-of-religion-and-abortion-drawing-the-line/ Mormon topics mentioned: Keep Sweet and Obey, Under the Banner of Heaven, FLDS.
June 27, 2022
Keep Sweet and Obey your cult leader! S2E23
Have you seen the Netflix series “Keep Sweet and Obey”? How can we protect religious freedom and also protect people from abuse by cult leaders? https://www.4mormon.org/racism-in-mormon-scripture/ Plus I share my thoughts about extreme heat in Texas 🥵
June 18, 2022
Mattias Desmet : The cause of Mass formation, totalitarianism,cults, identity politics S2E22
Thoughts spurred by James Corbett’s interview with Mattias Desmet on his podcast . https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/corbettreport-com-feature-interviews/id887298016?i=1000564532939 Is your mind free ? Have you been caught up by accident in an identity cult? How should we live in this age of cults ? Www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com
May 31, 2022
Are you seeing what’s really happening? Don’t help the devil destroy our children’s future. S2E21
The progressive agenda is satanic . Transsexualism today ,transhumanism tomorrow. Are you going to be able to hear the voice of God through the increasingly loud noise of the anti-reality mob? I cover a lot of ground here. https://thebiologist.rsb.org.uk/biologist-features/accelerating-evolution https://www.mdpi.com/2409-9287/4/1/10/htm The Process of Evolution, Human Enhancement Technology, and Cyborgs Examples of brain enhancement programs (DARPA is gratefully acknowledged for use of the material). DARPA Brain Initiative ProgramDescriptionDARPA Brain Initiative ProgramDescriptionElectrical Prescriptions (ElectRx)This program aims to help the human body heal itself through neuromodulation of organ functions using ultraminiaturized devices, approximately the size of individual nerve fibers.Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces (HAPTIX)The HAPTIX program will create fully implantable, modular and reconfigurable neural-interface microsystems that communicate wirelessly with external modules, such as a prosthesis interface link, to deliver naturalistic sensations to amputees.Neural Engineering System Design (NESD)The NESD program’s goal is to develop an implantable neural interface able to provide unprecedented signal resolution and data-transfer bandwidth between the brain and the digital world.Neuro Function, Activity, Structure and Technology (Neuro-FAST).The Neuro-FAST program seeks to enable unprecedented visualization and decoding of brain activity to better characterize and mitigate threats to the human brain, as well as facilitate development of brain-in-the-loop systems to accelerate and improve functional behaviors.Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3)The N3 program aims to develop a safe, portable neural interface system capable of reading from and writing to multiple points in the brain at once.Reliable Neural-Interface Technology (RE-NET)The RE-NET program seeks to develop the technologies needed to reliably extract information from the nervous system, and to do so at a scale and rate necessary to control complex machines, such as high-performance prosthetic limbs.
May 16, 2022
Mothers matter! Lessons from three Bible mothers S2E20
In honor of Mother’s Day . What can we learn from mothers of the Bible ? Email me at email@example.com and check out my blog at www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com
May 04, 2022
Letting go of resentment to find peace S2E5
Have people hurt you and let you down? That can cause long-lasting pain in our hearts leading to a state of unforgiveness and resentment that steals our peace , but we can change that .
April 28, 2022
How to be a hero in 2022 S2E18
The world desperately needs heroes.
April 28, 2022
Don’t get hacked! How to find answers to your questions S217
Where do you go for answers ? Are you being manipulated right now ? How can you get free and stop being a slave to the algorithm of the world that just wants you to believe the pitch and buy the product ?
April 20, 2022
Oil, Banks, 2022 Economic Crisis : Audio only S2E16
How did we get $5 a gallon gas and $8 frozen pizzas? Learn about the history of banking and financial crises in America . This is the audio only version of the same podcast that is also available as a video on Spotify only. Check out the blog at www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com where you can find links to much more information about each historical event.
April 09, 2022
Banks, Oil, Big Government and the 2022 Economic Crisis
How did we get $5 a gallon gas and $8 frozen pizza? Are we headed to a universal basic income? Listen while I explain the history of economic crises, banks, and how the government is screwing up our lives by constant intervention and my predictions for the near future. You can also watch the video! Go to www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com to read the blog on this topic and find lots of links to all this information. NOTE: The video ends with me saying I'll be back, but I didn't know that you can't add more than one video to an episode. Oops! I still have a lot to learn. I will put the second topic in a separate episode.
April 09, 2022
Dangerous Do-Gooders : Richard T. Ely S1E5
The religious foundations of the early Progressive movement and how they threaten freedom and ignore truth. Support me by visiting my blog www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com
April 04, 2022
Worldview: Why your basic beliefs about God Matter
Worldview is made up of your basic beliefs about everything from God to other people to good and evil. These beliefs underpin all of our decisions and have great power! This is an episode I made for Love Thy Neighbor. I am copying it here. Please Follow the new podcast so you don't miss an episode! I've got some great ones coming!
March 25, 2022
How to listen to my new podcast , Love Thy Neighbor
Go here to subscribe https://open.spotify.com/episode/3rLIUn2XzruzCAh35M38TY?si=Tx3Xv_6VT_KRHFIFTbct-w
March 20, 2022
Moving to a new podcast! Listen to find out more
I am moving to a new podcast channel called Love Thy Neighbor. I'm cross-posting the first episode of that podcast here so people will be able to find me. Here is the link to the new one! Please subscribe to the new one for more great episodes! https://anchor.fm/paula-adams7/episodes/Voting-with-your-Data-and-Dollar-S1E1-e1fkgbj
March 12, 2022
Why creating a perfect world is a very bad idea S2E14
Educate yourself on what’s being planned by the social engineers before you lose all your rights to choose your own lifestyle. The WEF’s Great Reset is a plan to create a perfect world ,but who gets to decide what that looks like? We consider the classic novel The Giver and compare it to a possible future, and look at why the Metaverse is being created. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/corbettreport-com-feature-interviews/id887298016?i=1000553175746 Also check out the www.Corbettreport.com .
March 09, 2022
Are you woke or awake ? S2 E13
A lot of people think they are woke or awake but are really still zombies . What’s the difference? How can you wake up before it’s too late ?
March 04, 2022
What’s the catch with solar panels ? Renewable energy transition?
There’s always a catch ! Nothing worth having is ever free. That goes for solar energy, too. Edit: To clarify, you aren’t leasing the solar panels themselves , you’re leasing out your roof and buying the power from the solar company. Www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com
February 25, 2022
Lightbulb moment! Freedom with limits? Unbridled greed versus true conservative ethics S2E11
What are Conservative ethics and do you identify with them? How have Progressives co-opted Conservative goals ? Why is Canada turning into an anti-freedom police state? #freedom #conservative #paulkingsnorth https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/what-is-ethical-conservatism/ www.paulkingsnorth.net
February 19, 2022
Don’t be an idolatrous, eugenics -supporting climate activist tool of the Green energy agenda S2E10
Nature worship is on the rise in connection with the environmental /Green Agenda. Don’t fall for it . Find out what’s really behind the climate agenda. https://unherd.com/2022/02/green-hypocrisy-hurts-the-poorest/?1644862745402 Blog with links to eugenics related articles. https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2022/02/15/will-you-be-a-tool-of-the-eugenics-movement/
February 14, 2022
New York and Texas Get Along Just Fine! Talking with Richard S2E9
On this episode you can listen in while my husband and I have a lively chat with our friend Richard from Western New York about everything from Spiedies ( marinated chicken) to hockey to sailing and the Erie Canal. #Texas #NewYork #culture #Food #friends
February 07, 2022
What is a Christian’s role in politics?
Does every Christian need to know about everything that is happening in the world ? Or should we stick to loving our neighbor, being a light in our own communities and sharing our testimony and leave politics to the people who enjoy talking politics and the experts? #climate #politics #evangelism
February 03, 2022
How to overcome fear and anxiety : my testimony S2E7
Anxiety is more than a thought in your mind, it’s a physical experience that can become paralyzing. In this episode I share the ways I have fought to overcome this paralysis and how my faith has been a part of that . #anxiety
January 31, 2022
Chill Music to Study by, Sleep, or Just Relax by Second Prez Beats S2E6
Enjoy some smooth beats while you work or rest. You'll want to put this on repeat! Check out the artist 2nd Prez at https://youtu.be/fqnG3VDjuKg Music protected by copyright. Do not sell or use without permission of the artist .
January 25, 2022
A Cure for the Red Pill Blues S2 E4
Feeling a little worn out from too much truth ? What can bring back your peace ? Here’s the podcast I mentioned https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/america-his-stories-x/id1586660750?i=1000545899095 . Here’s my blog www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com
January 20, 2022
Why Knowing God and Jesus is a great treasure . S2 E3
When you spend time with someone and they help you with problems , you trust them more. It’s the same with God. Knowing and acknowledging God should be an essential part of every Christian’s life . What part do trials play in knowing God? https://youtu.be/oxpPIa-BskY
January 18, 2022
Are you ready to meet your groom ? Jesus’s role as the bridegroom S2 E2
The Bible uses a lot of marriage language to describe our relationship with God and Jesus. Have you ever thought of Jesus as your husband? Are you cheating on your groom ? Are all religions equal? Are there many ways to Heaven? #christianliving #religion #jesus #bridegroom
January 12, 2022
New Year, New You? Letting God be the driver of your life in 2022 season 2 Ep 1
Do you want to be a better person or change some habits or strengthen your faith? Let God help you! Here are the steps, but beware , things could get interesting! #change #christianlife
January 05, 2022
Tamiflu scam and the covid pill :episode 65
The antiviral Tamiflu was stockpiled by western governments despite a lack of evidence. The very similar covid pill is currently being touted by some as a breakthrough to end the pandemic . Links from podcast: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/11/does-the-vaccine-matter/307723/ https://www.bmj.com/tamiflu
December 27, 2021
Is it the most wonderful time of the year ? Covid Christmas 2021 Episode 64
Let’s be honest. It’s been quite a year. Just because the calendar says we should be celebrating doesn’t mean everyone feels festive . Here are some gentle words of hope and a few suggestions. #depression #holidays
December 18, 2021
Midlife Mom Transition: Change is hard Ep 63
Partially empty nest syndrome ! As a homeschool mom who stayed home with her six kids, the transition to them no longer needing me so much or wanting to hang out with me has been a little tough to get used to. This podcast is personal . No big advice . Just a hug to the other moms and dads of grown kids out there feeling a little sad this holiday season. #parenting #midlife #boymom #transitions #motherhood
December 13, 2021
Spiritual Con Artists: Have you been duped into pagan rituals ? Intentions, cacao ceremonies, etc
In our search for peace, meaning, joy, and/or power over our lives, Christians and non-Christians can be easy prey for con artists selling spiritual practices and products . Is drinking cacao pagan? Are words powerful? Are you a control freak masquerading as a spiritual seeker ? #cacao #neopaganism #Jesus
December 10, 2021
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 https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2021/11/14/am-i-still-saved-if-i-sin/
December 06, 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 https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2021/11/20/do-i-get-a-prize-dental-anxiety/
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. https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal7 My Blog www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com
November 09, 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 https://www.esv.org/Luke+4/ Blog and more Bible information at https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/ Please like, follow and share!
November 01, 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 https://booksvooks.com/the-machine-stops-pdf-em-forster.html
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. www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com 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. https://www.project-syndicate.org/say-more/an-interview-with-klaus-schwab-2021-02 www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com
October 06, 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 ! Www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com
October 04, 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 www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com for more information. https://www.gotquestions.org/strong-delusion.html
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. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/us/politics/havana-syndrome-house-bill.html? https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2020/10/20/the-microwave-weapons-that-could-explain-why-havana-syndrome-report-is-not-being-released/?sh=764e5b8a5482 https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/12/new-report-assesses-illnesses-among-us-government-personnel-and-their-families-at-overseas-embassies
September 22, 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/
September 15, 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 Www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com . Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 06, 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.
September 03, 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. https://blueskiesandgreenpastures.com/2021/08/23/texas-covid-crisis-and-update-on-my-husband-8-23-2021/
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. 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.
August 02, 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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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
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
July 08, 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
July 04, 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
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 email@example.com 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? www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 01, 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 email@example.com For reference Www.progressivechristianity.org #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 www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com or email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com
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 email@example.com Visit my blog at www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com
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? firstname.lastname@example.org https://anchor.fm/blueskiesandgreenpastures/message
May 09, 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 email@example.com . Thanks for listening and sharing!
May 02, 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! www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Comments? firstname.lastname@example.org
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? email@example.com
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? firstname.lastname@example.org
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? email@example.com
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? firstname.lastname@example.org
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? email@example.com
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? firstname.lastname@example.org
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? email@example.com
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? firstname.lastname@example.org
April 13, 2021
Catapult:Fiction Ep 13
A story about a brave boy who wants to honor his King. www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com Comments? email@example.com
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? firstname.lastname@example.org
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? email@example.com
April 08, 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 https://anchor.fm/blueskiesandgreenpastures/episodes/What-is-even-worse-than-taking-the-Mark-of-the-Beast--The-Great-Delusion--ep-50-e17s0ia
April 07, 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/ firstname.lastname@example.org
April 07, 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 email@example.com
April 06, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
April 01, 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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Blog: www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com
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 : email@example.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/
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? firstname.lastname@example.org Blog: www.blueskiesandgreenpastures.com
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/
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/
March 10, 2021
What did you Learn in the Past Year (2020)? 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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