Say What? A Fresh Look at Old Sayings

Say What? A Fresh Look at Old Sayings

By David Ellingson
This podcast explores the origins, meaning, and value of old sayings, familiar expressions and adages.
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Atitude of Gratitude
It makes all the difference in your life...whether ancient wisdom from the bible or from scientific research, gratitude reduces stress, sharpens thinking, promotes healing, improves sleep, and brings happiness and contentment.
14:46
May 13, 2020
Freedom AND Responsibility
Freedom doesn't mean I can do whatever I would like.  My freedom must always consider how it impacts other people.  It not an "either-or" but a "both-and."  This challenge promotes a society in which the "common good" is the ultimate measure of democracy,
13:18
May 6, 2020
Listening to the Earth
  Take a walk in the French countryside with Brother Jacque from the Taize Community and glean his earthly spiritual wisdom.
02:13
May 2, 2020
Cultivating Hope
A short story from Fr. Ernesto Cardinal in Guatamala about what Culture really means...
01:53
May 1, 2020
We shall overcome
Music powers movements for social justice. This anthem by Pete Seeger has galvanized peace, civil rights, women, and environmental movements around the world.  Sing along and work for the change you advocate in the world.
15:28
May 1, 2020
The Earth is the Lord's...
Celebrating Earth Day's 50th Anniversary with vibrant lessons about creation care from the bible, a master gardener, and Fr. Jacque from the Taize Community in France.
16:24
April 22, 2020
Cultivate Hope
The earth is a great classroom, laboratory, and cathedral.  Nature can become one of our best teachers if we cultivate (dig into) the soil and not only we will produce food for hungry people but hope our planet!
15:22
April 18, 2020
Letting go...
This 3rd episode in a series on Life and Death explores the paradox of how the "little deaths" of letting go can lead to real life
12:18
April 11, 2020
Aging Gracefully
This 2nd episode in the Life and Death series suggests that graceful aging involves a strong dose of acceptance of limits but also fighting the good fight and not "giving in."
10:13
April 10, 2020
Good Grief
This 1st episode in the Life and Death series examines Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross' "stages" death and dying and Rev. Granger Westberg's "stages" of grieving.   Each affirms our body/mind/spirit as we experience loss.
11:40
April 9, 2020
Everything happens for a reason...
Yes, but...  Dive deeper into a discussion of how this statement can be very unhelpful and how often we need to take the opportunity to listen to and learn from each other. 
14:48
April 4, 2020
Namaste
This phrase which means "the god in me greets the god in you..." can build bridges and grow relationships as we see the divine and the holy in each other.
14:18
March 28, 2020
"These things too shall pass..."
This Sufi phrase contains great wisdom in this time of Pandemic lifting our gaze from the immediate and troubling to the future and the hopeful!
15:02
March 22, 2020
Say What? A Fresh Look at Old Sayings
A short "trailer" which describes the purpose of the Say What? podcast...
01:26
March 21, 2020