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  • 00:57

    Collateral Consequences for Court Involved Youth

    in Legal

    Children involved in juvenile court face collateral consequences from their delinquency adjudications which can prevent barriers to their future success and can cause harm to their well-being. Some of these stem from system exposure and others extend beyond the time spent under court supervision but are related to their prior court involvement and adjudication. For example, after successfully completing their dispositions, many youth face significant hardships enrolling back in school, finding employment, or accessing ongoing treatment or health care. This episode of Spotlight on Youth focuses on the intersection of collateral consequences for youth who are court involved. Guests join this episode to discuss what is being done on both policy and practice levels to reduce and eliminate the problem. Guests
    Elissa Johnson, Staff Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center
    Dr. Ashley Nellis, Senior Research Analyst, The Sentencing Project
    Lisa H. Thurau, Founder and Executive Director, Strategies for Youth

  • 00:31

    Tithing: CONSEQUENCES or Why Is This So Important?

    in Christianity

    CONSEQUENCES (Why Is This So Important?)


    Matter of Control


    How much, when and to whom we give of our resources, our time and our money, is often one of the ways we gain or maintain control. We try to control God, thinking that if we give we can get God to take care of us. We control others, thinking that if we give to a church, ministry or person, we should have some say in how the money is spent, or have a say in how they live their lives.


    Tithing also involves another area of control in the body; that of leadership over laity.


    Another way finances are used to control is the whole issue of tax-exempt status.


    Believers Not Learning How to Hear the Lord


    Believers are not being taught how to give, or to hear from the Lord for themselves! There is a stronghold of poverty in the church because of the mix of grace and law, that you are free to give as long as you have already fulfilled the law of tithing. But we study to show ourselves approved, not to get ourselves approved.


    Do we give to get, or do we give because we have already received?


    Social Infrastructure Based on Money


    In Old Testament times, the tithes and offerings paid for government services, self-defense, disaster relief, roads, parties (festivals), and every need of society. Today, we pay taxes for these necessities.


    Not Giving God's Way is Contrary to Our New Nature


    At least ask the Lord what He wants done. If you don't seem to get an answer, do what you think is best and go on to something else. He doesn't want this to become a distraction, either.

  • Tithing: Consequences & Conclusions

    in Christianity

    Believers Not Learning How to Hear the Lord


    There is a stronghold of poverty in the church because of the mix of grace and law, that you are free to give as long as you have already fulfilled the law of tithing.


    Social Infrastructure Based on Money


    On a practical note, in Old Testament times, the tithes and offerings paid for government services, self-defense, disaster relief, roads, parties (festivals), and every need of society. Today, we pay taxes for these necessities.


    Not Giving God's Way is Contrary to Our New Nature


    There are at least four reasons the decision to tithe or not is a big issue. First, a lot of time, effort and manipulation is being used to get God's people to donate money, regardless of the need. Secondly, financially supporting something God isn't blessing can actually delay God's discipline in another's life, work or ministry. Third, not asking God what to do is ignoring His sovereignty in our lives. Fourth, deciding on our own is disobedience to the truth, and encouraging to the flesh.


    CONCLUSIONS


    Bereans (Acts 17:10-11)


    The Bereans were commended because they looked it up (in the Torah) for themselves, overcame the fear of man and their own traditions, and when they recognized the truth, they were willing to let go of their old ideas and act on what they were convinced of.


    Free to Give Only if Free Not to Give!


    We can't be free to give from the heart if it's a commandment and we must do it. It was for freedom we were set free.


    Are You Free to Give?


    Here's a little test: If you are currently tithing, or making regular donations to a ministry, group or person, ask the Lord each time if that is the amount He wants you to give. Then give Him an opportunity to speak.

  • 00:31

    Actions And Consequences Are "One" Therefore All Actions Are Consequential

    in Spirituality

    Amos spoke with daring and heart felt fervor to the people of Yahweh who would  surrender the delusion of actions without consequences when faced with an enemy without pity.  Spiritual rebellion is the result of a culpable failure to hear the Word of God with a view to obeying its imperative mandates.  There are words in the Hebrew that specifically teach the inherent nature of actions and consequences.  This is an organic unity or a single fabric.  This truth is intrinsic to the nature of the cosmos.  This reality is intrinsic to the  vibrational harmonics of the universe created by Yahweh.   

  • 01:57

    "GET A BANK LOAN WITHOUT COLLATERAL"!

    in Women

    Professor Muhammad Yunus never wanted to be a banker and he certainly never imagined winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Yet his quest to help the working poor invest in themselves led to both. Known as the father of microcredit, Yunus spent years developing the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, and in 1983 it became a fully licensed bank with a twist-it was owned by its borrowers-mainly poor women, and its mission was to eradicate poverty, not make a profit. Yunus is famous for saying that in developing Grameen he deliberately did the opposite of what a conventional bank would do. Today, the success of Grameen Bank has changed the lives of 7.5 million Bangladeshi borrowers and their families.


    Now brining his bank to America, Grameen America opened for business in a nondescript office building in Jackson Heights, Queens in late 2007.


    This is a non-collateral lending bank, and Gayle Ferarro will be in the studio to tell us all about Grameen Bank and how it works.   Tune in this Friday, and learn all about Grameen Bank.


     


    In the studio with me will be my Co-Host Sybil Marie Presley, and my radio personalities Sharon Coleman, Larone Woodard, and Rev. Douglas Martin.


    Dial into the show and speak with my guest and ask questions, or tell us your comments. 


    SHOW DIAL IN# 1-646-200-3422, and press 1


    OR...Listen online:  www.blogtalkradio.com/theemilypearlsshow


    The "chat room" will also be open.


     


     

  • 02:14

    Consequences........Do Cops Have Any? and Is it enough????

    in Entertainment

    Tonight we are really going to get into it, Tonight we will be discussing what real consequences these cops really have.  So the question is do you feel like these cops are getting what they deserve? What real consequences are these cops getting?  What consequences should these cops going too far get?  We are going to get dep tonight yall, tune in tonight from 8pm to 10pm and call in at 347-308-8813 to join in the conversation.  Let's get it yall!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 00:32

    Tithing: Conclusions & Reflections

    in Christianity

    Are You Free to Give?


     
    Here's a little test: If you are currently tithing, or making regular donations to a ministry, group or person, ask the Lord each time if that is the amount He wants you to give. Tell Him that unless you hear to the contrary, you will assume His answer is "Yes!" Then give Him an opportunity to speak. Remember, the goal here is not to give the "right" amount. The goal is to enjoy our relationship with the Lord, and to have the confidence that He makes Himself known.




    Gives Life! Not Meeting Standards!


    When the Lord started talking to me about this, how I was maintaining control over my finances by putting the "principle of tithing" above His personal instruction, He asked me to ask Him what He wanted to do every time I went into my wallet, not just about ministry-related matters, but purchases as well. I was amazed at how much He had to say!


    When considering a choice or action or even belief or doctrine, here are some of the questions I ask myself:


    Does it draw me closer to the Lord, or in some way drive me away from Him?


    Does it encourage me to be real and honest with the Lord and with others?


    Does it encourage me to rely on my own strength or ability or on the Lord's alone?


    Does it encourage me to rely on my faith or understanding or on the Lord's faithfulness and trustworthiness?


    Does it encourage me to be vulnerable to the Lord's dealings in my life, or does it impart the fear of consequences or of making a mistake?


    Does it encourage me to come closer to others, and be vulnerable with others?


    If this hurts my reputation, do I gain a closer relationship with Him?


    If it is not specifically addressed in the scriptures (after personal study, reflection and meditation), does it seem to contradict or line up with their intent?

  • Wealthmoney radio Show

    in Education

    Byron and Greg explain the difference between debt based money and wealth based money.  They also expain the destructive consequences of using a debt based money system,

  • 00:29

    IoUC: Online Civility with Peggy Parks

    in Technology

    You have probably heard of "haters" or "trolls" or "cyber-bullies."  Where did they come from?  Why do they attack?  Has the digital world of social media and mobile created a new underground culture of bad behaviour?  Join Deb and Tom as they converse with Peggy Parks, a leading civility expert form the Parks Image Group, Inc. (www.theparksimagegroup.com) about the lack of civil behaviour online and what we can do to make the Internet a safer place to express ourselves and disagree in a respectful manner with those who we do not share the same perspective.  Respecting boundaries, taking responsibility for our own online comments and conduct, and setting a good example for others are some of the topics we will hit on during the interview.


    About Peggy: Peggy Parks has the opportunity to see people in business settings as well as social ones. A key element in her observations is noticing how people treat each other. That’s how she discovered a lack of civility in the world and decided to do her part to change that.  As the Southeast’s leading Civility Expert, Peggy views good manners, the ability to listen to learn and to appreciate other viewpoints as key elements for civility. And a person who practices civility actually polishes their personal image.  Featured in numerous publications, radio and TV, Peggy is pleased to count UPS, Southern Company and The Coca-Cola Company among her clients. Peggy can be reached at Peggy@TheParksImageGroup.com or 404/266-3858.


     


     

  • 00:27

    Kicking Bad Habits-Jory's Campaign.

    in Psychology

    Bad habits-we all have some kind of unhealthy habit, whether its biting your nails, smoking, or drug addiction. We have all battled these kinds of things for years, even lifetimes. The science of addiction leads these common habits to do a number of consequences and ever lasting effects if left untreated. In this 30 minute episode, Jory will discuss some bad habits that he could be free from. So, if you are trying to kick a bad habit, jump on the band-wagon to a better life with Jory to end it....phonecalls will be taken if any in this episode, with Thanks going out to the live listeners of last weeks show. This episode has been rescheduled to Friday due to a Saturday night meeting for the host, then back to regular scheduled programming.

  • The Prosperous Heart is Unencumbered with Chronic Negative Emotional Burdens

    in Spirituality

    This episode of A Sound Heart will explore the importance of being spiritually liberated from damaging negative emotions within the sphere of the flesh(Gk.Sarx).  Negative emotions originate from darkness within the soul.  Darkness (Gk. Skotia)  means the consequences of darkness that torments the soul in search of peace.  Negative emotions can pull the soul toward a spiritual abyss. Negative thoughts and emotions may have profound physiologic consequences.  Jesus is the Great Physician of the soul, he offers rest to those who come to him with awful and controlling burdens that have created a chronic to-muchness in the soul.