Good Words Podcast

Tim and Becca, parents of toddlers, are making some strange decisions. Sometimes they talk about marriage and life. Somtimes about movies and books. Follow along on their world travels.

Syringes of Joy

We are back! I’m glad we got back on the bike and kept on riding
Wasps, floods, ripped open car, debt collectors, illness, oh my!
The Feminist Baby or the continued discussion of the role of women in the church
Discussion of men’s pants
Winnie the Pooh analogy…We are so sorry
The Innovators
The perception of the midwest
When we put our phones down it’s often dying to ourselves
The phone has become a way to check out at any moment you want and society has accepted
Hiding in plain sight
These ear phones are literally glued into my ears, I have no choice but stick with it
Grace is the opposite of the belief in karma, it’s not about justice
Trivia- Becca’s up and wishing her Encarta ’95 knowledge was more helpful
Ran out of time…Next week Idols of Power

Delay of This Week's Episode

The hosts are feeling a bit sick this week. We’ll return next week.

27: Let This Poor Woman Stop Weaving Textiles

The Role of Women in the Church - Charles C Ryrie
“He shows you the depth of the pool and says now go swim in it”
Everyone wants more applause… or sarcasm
Our robot idea!
Go make some more yarn
Male fear of talking about feminism
Tertullian… ugh
Can women teach in front of the whole church?
The Feminism Mistake - Mary Kassian
How much has the feminist idea of the world effected the church?
Where is our perfect utopian church?
Is the body numb?
Reading for the Common Good - Christopher Smith
The Nashville statement
The importance of open discussion in the church
The bones of the tiny dream bird snap so easy

26: Parenting Is Kale

  • How would you possibly think you could have control over another person?
  • Tim’s gotten twitchy
  • Loyal love

  • Idols for destruction

  • Turning the state into “father”
  • The idea that all US dollars belong to the government and we are just borrowing them
  • How much privacy are we willing to give up in order to be “protected”?

  • Children as assets of the state

  • The role of the press
  • Our current Utopia- it’s not 1984
  • What I think I deserve turns into an idol

  • Kwizniac- Tim is literally in the hot seat

25: Try Rubbing Sheep Dung on It

Kwizniac- Remember that one time Becca answered the “Space Invaders” question correctly?
The yellow jackets love of Tim continues

Another item off Becca’s bucket list

[exterminator ninja outfit]

A discussion of Mice and Men and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Verse Correction: “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12
It’s ok to stay in the mental institute, but watch for the open window

Idols for Destruction

  • Can everything be seen and understood by the sciences and the human mind?
  • Medicine is more an art than a science
  • Do you believe at the end of science there will be perfection?
  • Science and history seem trustworthy, but anything that makes you feel safe besides God will lead you into trouble
  • The importance of listening to the stories of other people who are being honest about their stories
  • Is our generation more interested in experiences then materials?
  • Are animals more innocent then people?

24: The System Becomes the God

  • Trivia
  • So here’s what I learned… exercise is hard
  • Parenting
    • Yelling at your kids
    • Learning to apologize to a toddler
    • Becca’s war against Daniel Tiger’s mom
    • Simon’s horse deconstruction
      • [horse donut]
    • “You are not your mistakes”
    • Wanting our kids to look normal
    • Kids with developmental issues…wanting to support your child, not knowing how much to intervene in your child’s life
    • Chameleon parenting
  • Amusement parks
  • Our new “pet”
  • Idols for Destruction
    • The fear of savings
    • How much savings is enough?
    • Wrestling with our own fiscal insecurities
    • Does bureaucracy have more control over us then our employers?
    • Elections department work
    • The love of systems
    • As christians where does our responsibility lie when we participate in government?
    • Pragmatism is not honest…We are not called to be pragmatic
    • Don’t lend your voice to what you see as the unavoidable system of this world
    • What if technology is improving/accelerating at such a rate that productivity per person will increase to such a point that all the service needs are taken care of by smaller number of people?
    • Would you kill your robot to hire a human?
  • An unusual freelance request

23: Staring at the Small Things in Life

  • My latest bone to pick with Tim…He was awesome until he wasn’t
  • Tim the bludgeoner
  • The bee that traced a poisonous spray straight to Tim
  • Tim is now Bee Man…Also he is now Rocky instead of Adrian
  • Our war on loose dogs continues
  • Trivia Game…It’s a zany one
  • INSIDE OUT! BING BONG!! And the further tale of spiritual
    struggles of Becca

Inside Out

Dumbo…Spoiler alert he is encouraged to repress his feelings and then accidentally gets drunk.

  • Idols for Destruction
  • “Idols of Mammon” – yes that is the actual chapter title
  • Does our culture feel strongly envy is a sin?
  • Gratitude for the creation verses the Creator
  • The reorganization of the Kathmandu cupboard
  • Inflation
  • Bitcoin The Fork
  • Let’s talk dictators

Even My Robot Does Not Listen to Me

  • New mic set-up
  • TV Watching record
  • The disobedience of our robot daughter
  • Military honors for dad
  • I need an imaginary husband
  • The proper protocol of wrestling by tombstones
  • Acorn slippers- It’s like wearing a sheep inside out…without the blood of course
  • Trivia…Tim has been killing it, can he keep his lead? Or, will I punch him in the face?
  • You only have one bible app on your phone?!?!?!

Another chapter of Idols of Destruction!

  • Humanism…Humanitarism
  • Do you feel like the world has used guilt to shape your attitudes and feelings towards poverty?
  • The importance of sharing stories between people across the world
  • Has poverty become a virtue?
  • Is there something intrinsically Christian about working hard or not working hard?
  • How poor would you be willing to be?
  • I may not be able to snare a rabbit but I can definitely snare some cockroaches
  • Are there some cultures that are inherently better?
  • The more we are consumers, are we less concerned with the rights of our elders or unborn children?
  • Fairness vs. Love

Grief - We Don't Know the Next Chapter

The history of the “gate wars” the Methodists strike back
What toddlers think about babysitting
Trivia question…”You’re doing it wrong if you use 39 ingredients to make this thing”

Parenting Assesment!

  • A “succint” compliment of Tim
  • Parenting in anger - grace & forgiveness
  • I have a “grown-up” who is going to take care of things
  • “Boys, the sooner you accept we are messing you up the better.”
  • Whack-a-mole parenting
  • Guilt-motivated parenting

Freelance and value in work
Showing the kids our old homes and sharing our family story
Walking through our grief and walking through it with children
The feelings of shyness with a podcast
The irritants are outweighing my large gratitude list

20: Foam Fortress

  • Trivia Game- Becca 6; Tim 7
  • Worst birthday Amazon wish list
  • There’s only one thing worse than ventriloquism; children’s dinosaur-ventriloquism
  • 6 months of filtering air through nothing
  • Violent lions versus silent termites
  • Would you want to know everything about your genes?

Idols for Destruction

  • Does our understanding of history leave room for God to break the patterns?
  • Do we pretend that we understand how God’s will is at work?

“A society that can not tolerate a judge beyond history will find that it can learn to tolerate anything.”

  • What if your duty as juror conflicts with your moral convictions?
  • Why did humans chose individuality?