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.

31: There's Far to Much to Take in Here

We return again…sorry for the gap!
Trivia…this person had no accountants!?!
Sitting on a dirty coach…what load do you need to drop?
Leading a quiet life verses a fantastic life
You could have had yourself a prize pig
It feels like anything should be possible
As soon as you think you have modest goals there is always more
When your world shrinks to the size of your house
Do you feel stuck where you’re at?
Do you ever stop wrestling with God in life?
Is it wrong to fake it until you make it with trust?
I’d like for my name to be River and be totally at peace
Should we just talk in verses to others?
Stalking hope
Would you believe someone if they said it’s going to be ok?
When have you heard God say it’s ok?
Lying to your children about death

Continued Downtime Due to Illness

We still aren’t able to keep to our regular weekly schedule. Becca is very sick and we aren’t sure what the diagnosis is yet. So, new episodes are bound to be random occurrences until she’s feeling better. Thanks for your understanding and your prayers, friends.

30: True or False

  • It’s trivia time!!
    (To clarify we do believe dinosaurs existed, just disagree on the millions of years time frame)
  • I shall name my third child Othaniel
  • About depression, but we promise we get perkier
  • Talking, is it burning trash or chocolate cake?
  • Would you rather sweep or deal with urine? (Yes we are back to urine)
  • More on dinosaurs…
  • Do you think I’ll hate jello “stew” for the rest of my life?
  • Can you see how you’re changing while you’re environment is putting pressure on you?
  • The ripples of events in life’s events, do they get stronger as life goes on?
  • Holding on tightly with hands of wet clay
  • Do you believe you can tell if someone is lying?
  • Are you afraid of mind reading?
  • Do we pay attention enough to ourselves to know if we are going against our natural inclinations?
  • Let’s call me the protagonist of the show
  • Our character is drawn with very fine pens
  • Is real love the capacity to endure any hardship for someone?

29: Reduced to Talking About Urine and YouTube

  • The two versions of Tim you can get tonight
  • I love the idea of all of you
  • And Becca gets sicker by the moment…
  • The Walmart mistake
  • Robot dogs and the dog’s revenge
  • If Alexa had arms right now I’d be terrified
  • The irritation of being corrected
  • Making gunpowder ingredients include: Your own urine!! Watch it on YouTube

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

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
    • “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