moving the podcast – interview from December 9, 2014
This past April, Sue’s husband headed out yet again to help with earthquake recovery, this time Kumamoto, Japan. I really admire Sue and her husband for their commitment and good hearts!
When I checked the links for the podcast notes, I ended up buying myself a pair of earrings – a treat for myself, but also a tiny little way that I can help too. I can’t wait to be able to tell people the story behind them, why they are a very special piece of jewelry!
Episode 33. Sue Plumb Takamoto shares the inspiring story of the Nozomi Project, an organization that employs and nurtures women affected by the tsunami that devastated Ishinomaki, Japan in 2011.
“That’s why we’re here. That’s God’s heart, is to love people who are having challenges. And we’re all broken people, in reality, and God loves to make beauty from brokenness.”
0:00 ~ missionaries in Japan
5:00 ~ how God inspired the Nozomi Project
14:15 ~ lasting impact of the tsunami
19:25 ~ a survivor community as much as a job
27:20 ~ being a business with a Christian foundation
29:30 ~ building beauty from destruction
37:15 ~ how to help
moving the podcast – interview from November 8, 2014
Episode 31. Willie Morris is here to tell us all about Faithbox, a new subscription service built on three tenets: growth, discovery, and giving. Their goal is to enrich “Christian lives through faith-based content and socially responsible product discovery”.
“The most important thing is making sure we deliver that value every month to people. And that we provide a box that’s meaningful, and actually does help them strengthen their faith and enrich their life.”
0:00 ~ What is Faithbox?
4:10 ~ where the idea came from
9:40 ~ from idea to business
14:00 ~ choosing awesome content
17:35 ~ stacking up positive wins
Episode 29. Matt Mikalatos joins us again, this time to talk about demons and possession, and what the Bible says about both.
“What I’m trying to do is to not be skeptical, or not be naive, or just accepting, but to be discerning. Is this in the realm of what could happen? Is it likely that it did happen? … And regardless of what the situation is, it never hurts to pray with someone.”
0:00 ~ who has authority to exorcise demons
8:15 ~ views from a secular vs christian childhood
14:55 ~ What are demons?
25:00 ~ Satan’s powers and abilities
31:20 ~ How do you know? (examples of possession)
44:00 ~ a worldview of demons and possession
49:30 ~ personal experiences
moving the podcast – interview from November 13, 2013
Episode 20. JR. Forasteros is back! Listen in as he tells me all about his tattoos and the deep religious significance that each one holds for him. We also talk about body art as an extension of self and what the Bible really says about Christians with tattoos.
“I want to be getting one right now just talking about it.”
0:00 ~ welcome back, JR.!
3:45 ~ immediately addicted
8:05 ~ JR.’s tattoos & their religious meaning
14:45~ “he’s the artist, I’m not”
19:05 ~ yeah, it hurts
21:10 ~ Can Christians get tattoos?
30:45 ~ tattoos are an extension of self
35:35 ~ Do you know those are permanent?
39:50 ~ a nice practical buyer’s guide to tattoo
JR. explains what his job as Teaching Pastor entails
I ask JR. why all the “preachers” I grew up with are now called “pastors”