Heidi Harris Show Podcast #193: Guest, Dr. Edward Beal “War Stories from the Forgotten Soldiers”

My guest Dr. Edward Beal, a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine, spent many years counseling veterans. His new book, “War Stories from the Forgotten Soldiers” includes many personal stories of veterans who are struggling in various areas. It’s an important book, and a glimpse into the challenges many soldiers face after serving our nation.

It’s stunning to realize how few Americans have a family member serving, as compared to wars past. We need to be not only thankful for their service, but mindful of their sacrifice, which may not be visible on the outside.

You can get his book and find out more about him at edwardbeal.com

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #192: Why do so many resent “income inequality”?

A recent Pew report showed that 61% of people feel “income inequality” is a problem. It all comes down to jealousy. No one should resent what others have. First of all, what you see on the outside is often not the truth, and you have no idea how screwed up their personal lives are in many cases.

 

God makes us all different with attributes, interests and talents that differ, for a reason. The goal shouldn’t be to have all the toys. The goal should be contentment and gratitude for what you do have.

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #190: Why so much despair on the left?

The left seems to be in despair these days, and I see more and more posts regarding this on social media. A liberal friend of mine, whose dad was a famous actor, put this rant on Facebook the other day:

“When I am not frightened by what I see happening in the world, I just feel incurable grief. How is it possible that with all of the abundance, wonder and beauty the earth has to offer, we have constructed a human existence that presents with such scarcity, dread and ugliness? This is no longer a question for the ages, but a pressing concern of existential urgency to us all. There really is only one question left to ask: Is there a way to set a course toward a new way of being human that will make it possible for us to save ourselves, from ourselves?”

It’s pretty sad when someone puts their faith in HUMANITY to save us. We can’t. We don’t have the power. Aren’t you glad? Can you imagine if WE were in charge of everything? Breaking news: People will always let you down. Even people you love. Even people of good character. It’s how you respond to the evil in the world that determines your quality of life.

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #190: Napp Nazworth, former Christian Post editor on leaving CP over Trump

One of the sites I read every day is the Christian Post. Napp Nazworth, as a writer/editor for the Christian Post for the past eight years, was a man whose columns I have posted to my social media accounts many times. He takes courageous stands on social issues, which is too rare these days. I respect his positions. Napp recently left CP because he didn’t agree with the posting of an editorial in support of President Trump.

The Brethren have been squabbling quite a bit over Trump lately. Perhaps The Enemy wants to divide us using Trump? Napp was kind enough to join me to discuss it.

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #189: When did butt slapping become a federal offense?

Tommy Callaway is the man who slapped a reporter on the butt as he was running by in the marathon she was covering. Stupid, yes, wrong, yes, but a federal offense, as some have portrayed it? Nope. The outrage has far exceeded the crime, in my opinion.

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #188: “Journalist” wants to “reach” impeachment undecideds

This so-called journalist Margaret Sullivan penned an op-ed in the Washington Post, wherein she lamented the fact that “undecideds” aren’t being convinced about Trump’s corruption and inadequacy as a President, and therefore need to be “reached”.

I thought their job was to report the facts and let people decide for themselves? Yeah, I know…

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #187: Vegas Pastors planing a homeless protest?

Some local Pastors are planning a January protest in Downtown Las Vegas about the new regulations on homeless people who have been taking over private property around Downtown Vegas. Since when is GOVERNMENT supposed to care for them? When did Jesus call on public officials to care for these people? If every church in Vegas took in a few homeless, this “problem” would be SOLVED.

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #186: Most millennials don’t feel “good enough”?

It’s a sad reflection of how the world works these days that so many younger people don’t feel “good enough” in various aspects of their lives. God doesn’t want us to compare ourselves to others, but social media does. We need to change our focus and recognize the talents and abilities God has gifted us. Staying in your lane and not trying to live the same lives others live in the key.

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #185: Does Christian “love” mean we’re supposed to applaud everything?

I’ve dealt with a lot of people lately who seem to think that Christians are supposed to love people no matter what they do. We are to love one another, but to them, “love” means applauding every decision they make, regardless of whether or not it honors God or Biblical values. God has rules, and we all break them from time to time, which is why we have a Savior. That being said, God doesn’t smile and throw us roses when we screw up. He is there for us, but doesn’t appreciate it when we thumb our noses at Him. Neither should we do that to people who defiantly live their lives contrary to God.