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Sovereignty/Free Will

What’s more polarizing than a good ‘ole Calvinism/Arminianism standoff?! Today, Mark and Justin take on this vast subject that...

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Judge Jason Disbrow: Part 2

Happy Day-after-the-4th! We hope you had your fill of fireworks and funnel cake as we celebrated the anniversary of...

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Judge Jason Disbrow

Listen in as Mark and Justin cross-examine our newest guest, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Jason Disbrow. Join us...

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Mary Beth Fuchs: Part 2

In this 2nd part of our conversation with Mary Beth (listen to part 1), we continue the topic of...

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Mary Beth Fuchs – A conversation on healthcare

In this special guest episode, we chat with our good friend Mary Beth Fuchs, who has been in the...

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True Leadership

Leadership is a topic man has been mulling over for centuries. So forgive us as we indulge, discussing the...

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Rest

Rest and productivity are seemingly at odds to one another. Yet it’s impossible to remain truly productive without factoring...

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User-friendly

What makes someone “user-friendly”? What does that have to do with software? We’re not sure either, but we tie...

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White Blank Page

“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” What do you do when you start to sense...

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Part 2 of the interview with @eliasdummer (a Canadian musician, songwriter, and writer well-known for co-founding the contemporary Christian band the City Harmonic).

Listen as we chat about worship, science, @TheCityHarmonic, & #TikTok

Note: There is a significant echo on Elias’ voice during parts of this episode. We apologize, we are still learning the ins/outs and this was our first interview over Zoom! We love what Elias had to share, so we decided to release it with this disclaimer.

See the show notes for links to Elias’ music, and a link to the full interview on YouTube.

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We get a unique opportunity to interview @eliasdummer (a Canadian musician, songwriter, and writer well-known for co-founding the contemporary Christian band @thecityharmonic) about all things worship, his new album (The Work, Vol 2), favorite memories and songs from The City Harmonic days, (Manifesto anyone?!?!), and many other things.
We got to enjoy listening as Elias dove into theological depths and nerded out on some awesome scientific findings regarding congregational singing.
We hope you enjoy this episode, and we also highly recommend you check out his new album, The Work, Vol 2.

And stay tuned for part 2 next week!

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Continuing the discussion on conflict, we highlight “baby steps” for learning to approach conflict in a healthy way, for those on the codependent end of the spectrum as well as the domineering end. We hope this episode can offer some helpful ideas for anyone on that spectrum.

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#tozer #awtozer #conflict #conflictresolution #podcast #podcastersofinstagram
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"Some misguided Christian leaders feel that they must preserve harmony at any cost, so they do everything possible to reduce friction. They should remember that there is no friction in a machine that has been shut down for the night. Turn off the power, and you will have no problem with moving parts. Also remember that there is a human society where there are no problems—the cemetery. The dead have no differences of opinion. They generate no heat, because they have no energy and no motion. But their penalty is sterility and complete lack of achievement."

Today we discuss this quote by A.W. Tozer and how conflict is an often-avoided, but mandatory component of every (living!) person's life.

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Welcome back for Part 2! Last week, we got started in our conversation with Chris Pratt, Mark's wife and Kellie Perry. In this two-part episode, we're discussing a topic these women are so passionate about, Early Education. We chat about the value of reading in the home, what aspects of education can be polarizing, and with all the educational offerings and opportunities, how do you choose the best option for your kids and your family, and In this 2nd part, we share how each of our educations shaped us.

Also check out this week's show page to get access to a downloadable PDF of our favorite books and resources! If you're looking to get started reading with your kids, this is a great place to start!

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#howiseeit #education #homeschool #reading #earlyeducation #podcast #podcastersofinstagram
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This episode was another treat for us as we got to have @mcjepratt, Mark's wife back on the show, along with @kmaeperry, Justin's sister-in-law who has, in her words, become podcast famous for cameo mentions in previous episodes (the Wives episode). In this two-part episode, we'll discuss a topic these women are so passionate about, Early Education. We chat about the value of reading in the home, what aspects of education can be polarizing, and with all the educational offerings and opportunities, how do you choose the best option for your kids and your family?
Make sure to catch next week's episode (part 2) as well, and we'll share a valuable resource on next week's show page.

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#howiseeit #education #homeschool #reading #earlyeducation
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Creation vs Evolution: this ongoing debate, now spanning 3 centuries, is certainly a heavyweight contender for "Most Polarizing Topic". Mark and Justin explore this topic of our origin, acknowledging even the polarized beliefs among those considering themselves "Creationists", and discussing the immense possibilities for a God who can create a universe.

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#howiseeit #creationvsevolution #creationism #evolution #thegreatdebate
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Today, Mark and Justin talk (some may say nerd out) about the value of planting and growing things. They discuss the valuable lessons emphasized through the natural processes that occur in the life-cycle of a plant — things like seasons, dormancy, blooms, and fruit. The metaphors for life seem to never stop, and in the end, we encourage you, the listener, to consider planting something of your own so you can enjoy the same lessons, therapeutic benefits, and even fruit that comes from cultivating a living plant.

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What is worship? Is the dictionary definition adequate. Is it an experience? Is it an action? Is it a state of mind? Is it dependent on a deity? So many question, too little time, but In today's episode, we discuss how we see worship, and we would love to hear how you see it. Drop us a note or a comment on facebook, twitter, instagram, or on our site at howiseeit.click/contact

#howiseeworship #howiseeit #whatisworship
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How often do we confuse thoughts for emotions and vice-versa? Certainly, our vocabulary doesn't help when we say "I feel like" to describe what we're thinking and "I think" when explaining how we feel. Today, we discuss that conundrum, the distinction between these two parts of our psyche, and some practical strategies for communicating our thoughts and feelings.

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What's more polarizing than a good 'ole Calvinism/Arminianism standoff?! Today, Mark and Justin take on this vast subject that pits the seemingly opposing views of God's sovereignty versus man's free will. Is there room for both? Can we have our cake and eat it too? Maybe we don't answer all the questions, but we certainly share a bit more about how we see it.

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#calvinism #arminianism #freewill #godssovereignty #howiseeit
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Happy Day-after-the-4th! 🎆🎇
We hope you had your fill of fireworks and funnel cake as we celebrated the anniversary of our nation's declaration of freedom!

Last week we shared the first part of our chat with Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Jason Disbrow. We've heard a lot of great feedback on the episode, as Judge Disbrow shared some thought-provoking insight into the workings of the court, and we discussed the inherent polarized views of "the law." Part 2 is no exception, as the continued conversation veers in a more personal direction.

(Can you believe we're at Episode 20?!)

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#judicialsystem #judgeandjury #justice #district13b #thelaw #howiseeit
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Listen in as Mark and Justin cross-examine our newest guest, North Carolina Senior Resident Superior Court Judge (Of District 13B of the North Carolina 2nd Superior Court Division) – Jason Disbrow. (Phew!)
Join us as we get a fascinating "How I See It" look behind the Judge's bench, hearing some of the nuances of making judgments, how the system works, and how "The Law" can be polarizing, depending on which side of it you may find yourself on.
And stay tuned as we continue next week in part 2, where we'll get a special glimpse into the heart of this particular Judge.

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#judicialsystem #judgeandjury #justice #district13b #thelaw #howiseeit
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In this 2nd part of our conversation with Mary Beth, we continue the topic of integrative health and ways we can optimize our body’s natural systems. We also work at convincing her to start a blog AND a podcast, and finally, Mary Beth asks us how we got started with “How I See It”.

As this is a continuation of last week, forgive us again for the audio not being up to our usual standards.

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#howiseeit #integratedhealth #healthcare #bigpharma #zenoestrogens #womenshealth #menshealth
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In this special guest episode, we chat with our good friend Mary Beth Fuchs, who has been in the healthcare industry for many years, and experienced many facets, both good and bad, within the industry. Join us as we learn a ton from Mary Beth about our bodies' natural systems for promoting our health, the healthcare industry, and many other tidbits, as we get a glimpse into how she sees it.

#howiseeit #integratedhealth #healthcare #bigpharma #zenoestrogens #womenshealth #menshealth
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Leadership is a topic man has been mulling over for centuries. So forgive us as we indulge, discussing the difference between what is typically known as leadership vs what we call "true leadership." Is leadership an innate quality or something that can be developed? If there were dogs to demonstrate leadership, are you more of a border collie or a golden retriever?

#howiseeit #leadership #leadershippodcast #trueleadership
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Rest... it's a trap!

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Rest and productivity are seemingly at odds to one another. Yet it’s impossible to remain truly productive without factoring rest in to the equation (or can we simply live on a steady diet of caffeine??). Is there value in rest without productivity being the goal? Join us and find out (how we see it). Better yet, drop us a comment on social media and let us know how YOU see it!
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#rest #podcast #hustle #hustleculture #hustleharder #hustling
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What makes someone “user-friendly”? What does that have to do with software? We’re not sure either, but we tie them together anyway. Listen in as we discuss how attachment styles and love languages affect how we see it.

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#userfriendly #5lovelanguages #attachmentstyles #podcast
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"The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry."
What do you do when you start to sense your week getting away from you? In this episode, we discuss a tool Mark uses to reset and recenter when the week becomes overwhelming or we fail to meet our expectations set out. He calls it the blank page exercise.

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Mark Pratt

Mark Pratt

Justin Sternberg

Justin Sternberg