DG: The Secret to Success

Finish Well Radio, Podcast #053, DG: The Secret to SuccessDG: The Secret to Success with Meredith Curtis, podcast #053 looks at a missing ingredient in the lives of many young people, and older folks, too. Meredith discusses how delayed gratification can impact our personal lives and professional lives, helping us to experience joy and success. Meredith will explain what delayed gratification is, how it works, and how to build the DG muscle.

 

 

 

 

 

Show Notes

The secret to educational success is quite simple! DG!

The secret to a close relationship with Jesus is simple and includes DG!

The secret to having a happy marriage one day: DG!

The secret to financial success is another simple plan! It is two little words that pack a big punch. The secret to financial success is….delayed gratification.

Delayed Gratification? What is that? Well, it means to postpone what you want, to wait and work for what you desire to obtain.

In Our Imagination

Example of the Airline Owner.

But we live as if our little scenario is possible because we want a successful life, but we sabotage ourselves with instant gratification.

What We Do To Shoot Ourselves in the Foot

See, here is what we do. We want something right now! We have to have it so we take what we have and spend it all on something we kind of want.

Examples.

Delayed Gratification in a Nutshell

SO basically, in a nutshell, delayed gratified is doing the hard work first and the fun stuff we long for second.

Examples

Let’s meet some people who took delayed gratification seriously.

Hall of Fame for Delayed Gratification

Hebrews 11:13-16

Relating DG to Trusting God’s Goodness and heart to bless us.

Have We Prayed?

Examples of Waiting on God and Praying.

There are so many “quick and easy” ways out for us to take.

How difficult it is to set our eyes on the Lord and wait. This act of waiting is delaying gratification.

We experience delays in what we desire, building self-control and godly character in our life.

While We Wait on God

What do we do while we wait? We cry out to God, listing our petitions with Him, knowing that His heart is to provide our needs and bless us with our desires too.

Examples

Building the Delayed Gratification Muscle

Ways to build that delayed-gratification muscle.

The bottom line is this: Now you know the secret to success in every area of life. What will you do next?


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DG: The Secret to Success

DG: The Secret to Success with Meredith Curtis, podcast #053 looks at a missing ingredient in the lives of many young people, and older folks, too. Meredith discusses how delayed gratification can impact our personal lives and professional lives, helping us to experience joy and success. Meredith will explain what delayed gratification is, how it works, and how to build the DG muscle.

Learning with Little Ones Around

Learning with Little Ones Around, Podcast #051, with Meredith CurtisLearning with Little Ones Around with Meredith Curtis, Podcast #051, speaks to teens who are wondering how on earth to get any schoolwork done with their noisy brothers and sisters around. Meredith goes on to speak to teens (and their parents) about how to establish quiet school hours (with parents’ help), how to learn more by imparting knowledge and wisdom to younger siblings, and how to learn with younger children in family and co-op settings. You will see younger brothers and sisters in a whole new way.

 

 

 

 

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Show Notes

So often, I talk to teens who are struggling to get their schoolwork done in a bustling home filled with younger siblings. My own older children struggled with this issue.

Examples of specific problems and solutions to helper teens in big families get their schoolwork done in a stress-free situation.

Perspective

How do you we view our younger siblings? As a gift? Or as a burden?

Getting God’s perspective on why you have younger brothers and sisters. God places us in families to bless us, prepare us, and fill our lives with joy.

How to change your heart toward your siblings.

How to be a Hero

God calls you to be a hero to your younger siblings.

Example of virtue, love, and courage

Extending grace, mercy, and help

Teach Younger Children

One of the best ways we can learn material is to teach it to someone else. You have a captive audience at home.

What to teach.

How to teach.

Examples in our Life Skills courses.

Learn with Younger Children in Co-op

We always have one or two classes in our homeschool co-op that are age-integrated (babies to seniors in high school).

Why we do it.

Where did age segregation come from? Why is it harmful?

How to learn with little ones in a group setting.

Serving younger children & allowing younger children to serve you.

How teens can impact younger children and change the world

God bless you.

Learning with Little Ones Around

Learning with Little Ones Around with Meredith Curtis, Podcast #051, speaks to teens who are wondering how on earth to get any schoolwork done with their noisy brothers and sisters around. Meredith goes on to speak to teens (and their parents) about how to establish quiet school hours (with parents’ help), how to learn more by imparting knowledge and wisdom to younger siblings, and how to learn with younger children in family and co-op settings. You will see younger brothers and sisters in a whole new way.

The Real Kingdom and Counterfeit

Podcast #050 The Real Kingdom and the CounterfeitThe Real Kingdom and The Counterfeit with Meredith Curtis, Podcast #050, is a tale of two kingdoms. The Kingdom of God, established by the Lord, will last forever. In opposition is the kingdom of darkness who reign is doomed. Take a trip back in time to the Tower of Babel to discover some recognizable patterns that have been repeated throughout history in a futile attempt to undermine the Lordship of Jesus Christ. You will never see history the same again.

 

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The Real Kingdom and the Counterfeit

The Real Kingdom and The Counterfeit with Meredith Curtis, Podcast #050, is a tale of two kingdoms. The Kingdom of God, established by the Lord, will last forever. In opposition is the kingdom of darkness who reign is doomed. Take a trip back in time to the Tower of Babel to discover some recognizable patterns that have been repeated throughout history in a futile attempt to undermine the Lordship of Jesus Christ. You will never see history the same again.

The Legend of Atlantis and Bull Leaping

Podcast #049 The Legend of Atlantis and Bull Leaping

In “The Legend of Atlantis and Bull Leaping,” Podcast #049 Meredith Curtis asks, “Could the legend of Atlantis be true?” And does it involve the bull-leapers of history, the Minoans. Let’s meet the people who build the 600-acre Knossos Palace on the island of Crete.  Meredith Curtis loves uncovering exciting tidbits from the past. Ancient History and Scripture collide to pass on wisdom as we learn another Life Lesson from Ancient History.

 

 

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Show Notes

Legend of Atlantis

Plato, who heard it from his grandfather, who heard it from Solon, wrote down the story of The Lost City of Atlantis.

In 355 B.C., Plato wrote down the legend of Atlantis and the noble people who gave up their virtue for greed and other sins; eventually being punished by the “gods” and sunk to the bottom of the sea by a violent earthquake.

Could this be the Minoan Island of Thera?

Crete

The buzzing hub of the Minoan civilization was located on the island of Crete.

Arising 2-3 centuries after the dispersion from Babel, the Minoans were a sophisticated, highly advanced civilization. Stone roads connected their cities. Each city had a beautiful palace.

Palace of Knossos.

Artwork.

Architecture.

Trade

A nation of merchants who built sturdy ships and traveled all over the world.

Exports: barley, wine, currants, olive oil, cypress wood, artwork, ships, wool, cloth, herbs, and purple dye

Imports: gold, silver, copper, ivory, precious stones, and tin

There is evidence that they made it to North American to mine copper.

Fashion.

Writing. Alphabet.

Religion.

Bull Leaping

Along with worshipping idol/goddesses and idol/gods, the bull was worshipped. Along with worshipping bulls, bull leaping was a popular sport that required athletic skill and fearlessness. Athletes leaped over bulls, or possibly leaped on top of them.

Minoan Town of Thera

Description of wealthy town.

Volcanoes, tsunamis, and earthquakes weakened the Minoan city-states. In 1600 BC, the island of Thera experienced one of the worst volcanoes eruptions in all of history. The town of Akrotiri was buried. After destroying the entire island of Thera, the volcanic ash spread to neighboring Crete. The volcanic eruption also triggered tsunamis that destroyed most of the homes and buildings along the coast of Crete.

Economy ruined. All their sturdy ships were lost, along with their ability to travel port to port, making money.

Though the Minoans continued to live on Crete, their wealth was gone. They were weak and vulnerable to the invasion of the Mycenaeans, or Greeks.

Though they were one of the most advanced ancient civilizations, the Minoans fell completely, forgotten until an archeologist uncovered their remains in 1900. For centuries, they were forgotten. Why?

Life Lesson from Ancient History

When you see the rise and fall of nations in the Bible, you notice that God judges nations because of terrible sin and rejection of God.

Making lots of money is a goal for many people. Even Christians can fall into that trap.

The Minoans had wealth, sophistication, religion, writing, beautiful artwork, and fun sports like bull leaping. But, they lacked the most important thing. They did not fear and serve the Lord.

Resources

Ancient History Cookbook by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions, Inc., Finish Well Radio, Podcast #049Ancient History Timeline by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions, Inc., Finish Well Radio, Podcast #049

Let's Have Our Own Archaeological Dig by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions, Inc., Finish Well Radio, Podcast #049

Life Began in a Garden

Finish Well Radio - Episode #48Welcome to another installment of Life Lessons from Ancient History. In Life Began in a Garden with Meredith Curtis, she shares the creation story straight as it is written in the Bible. We can all learn many lessons from this first week. There are some patterns, habits, mandates, even laws which were started then. Join us to hear Meredith describe what they are and why it matter to you and me.

 

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Life Began in a Garden

In another installment of Life Lessons from Ancient History, Life Began in a Garden with Meredith Curtis, she shares the creation story straight as it is written in the Bible and describes what it means for us today. There are some patterns, habits, mandates, even laws which were started that first week. Join us to hear Meredith describe what they are and why it matter today.

Walking Teens from Doubt to Faith

Walking Teens from Doubt to Faith, FWRadio Episode #47Walking Teens from Doubt to Faith with Pastor Mike Curtis takes you to our Finish Well Conference. Most of our children, especially teens, experience a time when they must come to grips with who God is. Pastor Mike shares important techniques to help parents guide their children from following Mom and Dad’s faith to embracing a vibrant faith of their own. This workshop will inspire parents to show their children a genuine faith that is real and practical. It will help parents to field difficult questions like, “What assurance do I have that I am actually saved?”. Pastor Mike even lists great resources which answer tough questions like, “How can I know that God really exists?” We hope you enjoy this small sample of the Finish Well 2014 Homeschooling High School Conference.

 

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