Here & (T)here Podcast S03E08 - Caring For Aging Parents From Over There - March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017
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Many people have observed that, the second you're born, you start dying. Of course, dying is not an acceptable reality these days until you've got a good 80-90 years behind you! I'm at the age and stage where my parents are now mid-70s and their health is relatively good, considering their age. That being said, I know at any moment that could change - but I'm over HERE and can immediately step in to help with a health crisis. You're over THERE, and you've left your aging parents back HERE - so what do you do when you get "the call" from your mom or dad with the news of their recent diagnosis? In the latest edition of the Here & (T)here podcast, I was able to ask Wendy Laird Skinner that question and a few more about this issue. Special grace and peace upon her for opening up about the challenges of caring for aging parents from overseas. Trust you will enjoy her honesty and advice! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ”œ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿšจ #prayforbetty #lairdforlife #agingparents #hntpodcast

Here & (T)here Podcast S03E07 - Der Matthaฬˆus ist in Deutschland - March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017
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Steve Martin once famously said, "Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes." Well last week I traded in my Chuck Taylor Converse and walked a few thousand KMs in Sheldon Armitage's #German clogs, and now I'm ready to tell him what I really think of the GW life in #Europa. For the first time since the birth of the Here & There Podcast, we've fully switched places with me being "over there" in Germany et la France, and Sheldon doing time "over here" in Canada. Pardon Sheldon's Canadian Internet signal and poor audio...just one of the many crosses to bear living in Canada. Kein Bier wurde bei der Herstellung dieses Podcast verbraucht! ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ”œ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ #mattoverthere #sheldonoverhere #tradingplaces #hntpodcast

Here & (T)here Podcast S03E06 - Roaming Around At District Conference - March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017
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The audio quality of this podcast gets much better after a few minutes. I promise.

Have you ever attended a District Conference? What's the point beyond voting on amendments to the amendments of the resolution on whether or not we should raise one hand or two during worship? Is there any reason for global workers to go to their district conference?

This week on the podcast, Sheldon and his awesome co-host Anna attend the BC and Yukon District Conference. Along the way they attend a banquet (free food!) bump into a few familiar faces and make some new friends as well. If you've ever wondered what the director of GlobalEd is up to or how the author of the Wellness Plan and Sheldon are connected or even who Rebecca Strafforelli is, then pour yourself a cup of coffee and give this episode a listen.

BTW...This episode is 100% Matt Janes free as he's over THERE on family vacation somewhere in Europe.

Here & (T)here Podcast S03E05 - Kerry Halliwell By The Numbers - March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017
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In a Meet The Home Team kind of podcast, I had the chance to sit and chat with Kerry Halliwell this week, who is the Manager of Global Operations for International Missions. She used to be a GW (or is she still?) with her family in #Malawi and now works in #Meccassauga supporting GWs on the finance side. She seems to have one job: to help the PAOC keep it's charitable status. Kerry is a by-the-book kind of person, who's heck-bent on following the rules on how donor money is spent. Her #Birkman results had the nerve of yelling "nerd" right to her face! Caution: never ever use the words #channel or #funnel with her if you want to keep getting your expenses reimbursed. Sharpen your pencils, tape your glasses, and grab a spreadsheet...this is a riveting pod! ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ”ข๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟ #bythenumbers #CRAwizard #HnTpodcast