Being a Christian

May,22 2011

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL ANSWER TO WHAT MOST OF US BELIEVE. PRAISE BE TO GOD………..

MAY GOD BLESS YOU !

‘A person’s heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find them.’

When I say that ‘I am a Christian’, I am not shouting that ‘I am clean living. I’m whispering ‘I was lost, but now I’m found and forgiven.’


When I say ‘I am a Christian’ I don’t speak of this with pride.
I’m confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.


When I say ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not trying to be strong.
I’m professing that I’m weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not bragging of success. I’m admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not claiming to be perfect. My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say ‘I am a Christian’ I still feel the sting of pain. I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.


When I say ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not holier than thou, I’m just a simple sinner who received God’s good grace, somehow!


Today is Beautiful Christian Person’s Day
.
Pretty is as Pretty does but, Beautiful is just plain Beautiful..

If you share this with another person, you will boost that person’s self esteem, and he/she will know you care about him/her !


Be Blessed, Be a Blessing.

Godspeed

Webpastor B

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Terrorist warning

October,27 2010

WARNING ! BEWARE OF TERRORIST GROUPS IN CHURCH.

Latest news reports are that five terrorist cell groups have been  operating in many of our churches. They have been identified as: Bin Sleepin, Bin Arguin, Bin Fightin, Bin Complainin, and Bin Missin.

Their leader, Lucifer Bin Workin, trained these groups to destroy the Body of Christ. The plan is to come into the church disguised as Christians and to work within the church to discourage, disrupt, and destroy.

However, there have been reports of a sixth group. A tiny cell known by the name Bin Prayin is actually the only effective counter-terrorism force in the church. Unlike other terrorist cells, the Bin Prayin team does not blend in with whoever and whatever comes along.

NO CHURCH IS EXEMPT!

Godspeed

Webpastor B

www.jesuspodkast.org

 

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You’ve read the news. Now understand it.

Sunday, October 24, 2010 | Ryan Jones

Catholic Church: Christ nullified God’s promises to the Jews

A Catholic synod called at the Vatican to address the rising persecution of Christian in the Middle East wrapped up on Saturday with a joint statement that focused a lot of attention on demanding Israel end its “occupation” of Arab lands.

The gathering was meant to address the various acts of persecution, intimidation and discrimination that are resulting in a severe dwindling of Christian communities across the region.

But the bulk of the two-week meeting was spent discussing how Israel is the root cause of all the Middle East’s woes, including those faced by its Christians.

The final statement reflected that position. It listed the “occupation” of Arab lands, the building of Israel’s security barrier, military checkpoints, the jailing of terrorists (defined in the statement as “political prisoners”) and the general disruption of Palestinian life as some of the main reasons behind the exodus of Palestinian Christians and Muslim attacks on the Jewish state.

Cyril Salim Bustros, the Lebanon-born Greek archbishop of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Boston, Massachusetts was responsible for delivering the final statement.

In clarifying remarks, he stated that “the Holy Scriptures cannot be used to justify the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of the Palestinians, to justify the occupation by Israel of Palestinian lands.”

He then escalated the situation by declaring that the original promises made by God to the children of Israel “were nullified by Christ. There is no longer a chosen people.”

Bustros rejected the idea of Israel as “the Jewish state,” and insisted that eventually all the so-called “Palestinian refugees” must return to the land, a sure recipe for the demographic destruction of the world’s only Jewish nation-state.

Mordechai Levi, Israel’s ambassador to the Vatican, decried Bustros’ comments and the damage they had done to strengthening ties between Israel and the Church.

The Catholic Church has for years been trying to repair its image as an institution steeped in anti-Semitism. But Bustros’ remarks make fairly clear that the Vatican remains as dedicated as ever to replacement theology – that teaching that says God has tossed aside the Jews, despite is irrevocable promises to them, and that “the Church” has instead inherited those promises.

THINK-ISRAEL

HADRIAN’S CURSE –– THE INVENTION OF PALESTINE

by Tsafrir Ronen

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The Invention of Palestine as a Psychological Weapon for Conquering Eretz Yisrael

Summary

Almost 2,000 years ago, the Roman Emperor Hadrian cursed the Jewish People and decreed that Judea should be henceforth called "Palestine" after the Philistines, an ancient enemy of Israel that had disappeared from the world’s stage more than 600 years earlier. It was his final twist of the knife and legacy after wars, massacres, persecutions, and exiles that had largely extinguished the Jewish presence from Judea.

Today, the modern enemies of a resurrected Jewish Nation have dusted off Hadrian’s curse and are attempting to pull off a monumental theft: the Arab world have reincarnated "Palestine" to steal Israel’s heritage and the Land of the Jewish People.

Hadrian’s Curse will expose the BIG lie of the "Palestinian cause" in a full-length 120-minute documentary. The film will document that there never was a "Palestinian" people, The world has become so accustomed to the "truth" of the "Palestinian" perversion of history and work backwards, exposing recent claims and acts whose absurdity and villainy shock uninformed observers.

When Arafat declared: "Our nation is the Arabic nation that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea and beyond it", it turns out that Arafat’s nation already stretches over an area larger than all of Europe.

His is the twisted story of one of the biggest, most remarkable fraud in history. It is such a successful fabrication that many otherwise informed people have been duped and mislead. This propaganda has become a powerful weapon used Israel’s enemies, the Arabs, to try to conquer Eretz Yisrael without firing a shot, without an army, tanks or jets. The Jewish People eventually bested Hadrian. They returned to their land and reestablished sovereignty over it.

They rebuilt Jerusalem as their capital, and resettled desolate Judea. They did all this only to now confront the reincarnated curse of Hadrian in the guise of Arabs renaming themselves "Palestinians" and claiming all the ancient Land as their own.

As explained in the film, many Israelis and lovers of Zion have accepted this misnaming and misidentification. Hadrian’s ancient curse now threatens Israel’s very existence. Israel’s success and endurance and the world’s hope for peace in the 21st century, demands that the deceit and danger of a Palestinian state must be exposed and avoided. It is our fervent hope that Hadrian’s Curse will expose the historical truth.

Part II –– The Arabs’ Ultimate Goal

Following the Six Day War, the Arab countries, defeated by a small county determined to survive, understood that Israel would be impossible to beat militarily. They understood that the Israeli Samson would be possible to beat only by way of the cunning of the Philistine Delilah. And that’s what happened…. No longer would there be cries firing up the masses to genocide, but rather, sophistication… A melody carefully aimed at the delicate western ear. The Arabs discovered that from a propaganda standpoint, it was easier to convince world public opinion of the rights of the poor, small, deprived "Palestinian People" to its own state, than to justify the demand of the enormous Arab empire for an addition of territory from a tiny country fighting for its life.

The Palestinian People is a fabrication invented with aforethought as a psychological weapon of Arab countries defeated in battle, a "Trojan Horse" for conquering Eretz Yisrael, as Feisel Husseini said after the Oslo Accords.

So was born the worldwide propaganda campaign that turned matters on their head. The Israeli "David" against the Arab "Goliath" was transformed, by way of sophisticated propaganda, into the Israeli "Goliath" oppressing the Palestinian "David". The object of this propaganda is to blot out and forget the name and identity of the ancient, Biblical Eretz Yisrael, and to transform it into the land of "the Palestinian People" fabricated by Arab propaganda.

By such means did their false propaganda gain such a strong foothold in the media and the bastions of liberalism that no one has paid any attention to the simple truths spoken openly by Zahir Muhsein, Assad, Shukari, King Hussein or Arafat.

By means of brainwashing, fabrications, lies, falsification, and taking advantage of the world’s ignorance and the international media’s superficiality, a process has been taking place in broad daylight, for several dozen years already, of counterfeiting and blotting out history. And just as Goebbels and Hitler, the arch propagandists of the 20th century said derisively, the bigger the lie, the more people will believe in it.

Fulfilling the demands of the Palestinian lie, will put an end to the identity of Eretz Yisrael. Following the loss of the Land’s identity, will come the loss of our right to the land. For, if there are "Palestinians", that implies that there is also a land called Palestine, and if there is a Palestine… then there is no Eretz Yisrael.

The most terrible part is that large sectors of Israel, itself, have already fallen into the Arab propaganda trap. It is they who are opening the door to the Trojan horse that will destroy the identity of Eretz Yisrael. This is a war that is not being waged by means of weapons and armies, or over physical territory. It is being waged on the battlefields of awareness of the Land’s identity. The Roman name "Philistia" was a fiction invented by the Roman emperor Hadrian after the Bar Kochba Revolt in 135 C.E., a fiction of Hadrian then, and a fiction of the Arabs today, to the same degree.

It is a fabrication that represents no people, not then and not today. It is a sophisticated fiction invented for one purpose and one purpose alone: to wipe out a land’s identity. If the land is called Palestine, then the Jewish people are occupiers. If the land is called Eretz Yisrael, then the Arabs are occupiers.

This is the essence of the Arab propaganda war, which is intended to steal the identity of Eretz Yisrael and to transform it into Palestine, and by such means to turn the Jewish people into occupiers of Eretz Yisrael. That’s the whole story.

Now it’s already clear. The Palestinian identity is tactical, artificial and temporary. It is just a tool in the pan-Arab struggle against Israel. The amazing thing is that it’s all out in the open. Section 12 of the Palestinian charter summarizes the idea of this temporary identity, by stating that:

"The Palestinian people believes in Arab unification. It believes that in order to fulfill its task towards achieving this goal, it must, at this stage of its national struggle, preserve all the components of its Palestinian personality, and it must increase awareness of its existence, and reject all plans liable to weaken it or make it disappear."

Is there another people in the world that writes in its charter of self-definition the expression "at this stage"? And what will be in the next stage? Obviously, after conquering Israel, the territory will be divided up between Arab countries, and those Arab countries themselves will throw Palestine into the wastebasket of history.

As Arafat said, the Palestinian people are a fiction. The same is true regarding the Jordanian people, and all the other Arabic speaking peoples in the Middle East. These are not peoples with separate identities, but part of the great Arab nation. Only that has a true identity. By their self-definition, they cannot be divided up into a number of peoples with individual identities. Rather, they constitute one nation consisting of many states, as Arafat himself said to Arianna Palazzi in an incautious moment.

For the sophisticated Saudis, with their Saudi Peace Plan, it is clear that its purpose is not to actualize the rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination, for no such people exists. They conceal the truth that the great Arab nation has already actualized its right to self-determination by establishing a large number of countries, one of which extends over about 78% of the area of mandatory Eretz Yisrael.

For the Arabs, exploding with laughter over the foolishness of the West, it is clear that if an additional Arab state arises in the western portion of Eretz Yisrael, that will not serve the right of self-determination, but the demand of imperial conquest of all Eretz Yisrael by the Arab nation. Is George Bush dragging Israel to its destruction?

The Palestinian fabrication is exposed precisely when we listen to authentic Arab voices. The prominent Arab historian, Dr. Philip Hitti, who expressed himself at the Anglo-American commission of inquiry in the State Department building in 1947, said as follows:

"Sir, Palestine never existed throughout history. Absolutely not!"

Moreover, Professor Juhan Hazam, in his testimony before that same commission, added:

"Before 1917, when Balfour made his declaration, there had never been a Palestinian question, and there was no Palestine as a political or geographic unit."

Also a local Arab leader, Abd al-Mahdi, testified before the Peele Commission in 1937 as follows:

"There is no such land. Palestine is a term invented by the Zionists. There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our land was for hundreds of years a part of Syria."

Indeed, this is a picture of the real situation in 1918 and at the start of the British conquest of Eretz Yisrael…

Were there any trace of truth to the claim regarding the historicity of a Palestinian People, we should certainly have expected to find mention of it in the history books and encyclopedias, as well as in archaeological research.

Godspeed

Webpastor B

www.agapesenteret.org

www.jesuspodkast.org

The feasts of the Lord

August,22 2010

The Feasts of YHWH are the Eternal’s appointed times, revealing in detail his awesome plan of salvation for mankind through Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah. They begin with Passover when he died as the Lamb of God to take way the sin of the world and end with the Feast of Tabernacles, which is the Feast of his return to Jerusalem as King of kings and Lord of lords.

A rich heritage was lost when the Christian church in the second century began to sever the connection with the Jewish people and eventually stopped celebrating the Feasts of the Lord. Jesus said to the Samaritan woman at the well, "You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews." (Jn 4:22) We are now living in times of restoration preceding the Messiah’s return. Celebrating the Biblical Feasts is part of this restoration to prepare us for his coming.

Three words are used to describe the Feasts of the Lord. They are:
moed – appointments, set time, cycle, or assembly
miqra – convocation or rehearsal
chag – feast, to move in a circle, dance, celebration, rejoicing

The Feasts of the Lord are in other words,
sacred gatherings or convocations, at
appointed, set times
when we rehearse and
celebrate God’s salvation through the Messiah,
both what he has done as well as what he will do.

All the Feasts of the Lord have their prophetic fulfillment in Jerusalem. They are rehearsals for the great Feast in Jerusalem in the kingdom of God.

"I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven." (Mt 8:11)

"On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine — the best of meats and the finest of wines. On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.

"In that day they will say, ‘Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.’" (Isa 25:6-9)

The antichrist, "the man of lawlessness," will try to change the Lord’s appointed times. Dan 7:25 says, "He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws." This is a direct reference to the Feasts of the Lord.

The Feasts of the Lord are altogether nine, consisting of the Sabbath plus eight annual feasts, which are divided into two groups:
the Spring Feasts and
the Fall Feasts

The Spring Feast, were all fulfilled when Yeshua came the first time. They are:
Pesach – the Feast of Passover, which falls on Nissan 14 on the Biblical calendar.
Chag haMatzot – the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Nissan 15 – 21
Bikkurim – the Feast of First Fruits. The day after the Sabbath during the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Shavuot – the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost). 50 days after the Feast of First Fruits.

The Fall Feasts will be fulfilled when Yeshua returns. They are
Yom Teruah – the Feast of Trumpets. Tishri 1.
Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement. Tishri 10.
Sukkot – the Feast of Tabernacles. Tishri 15 – 21
Sh’mini Atzeret – the Closing Assembly. Tishri 22

We encourage you and your family to observe and celebrate God’s set times on his calendar as they explain and declare our salvation in the Messiah and are dress rehearsals for the soon coming King!

May the Eternal bless you!

Godspeed

Webpastor B

www.agapesenteret.org

www.armyforchrist.org/gaza

 

Introduction:

A. [A tourist came too close to the edge of the Grand Canyon, lost his footing and plunged over the side, clawing and scratching to save himself.

– After he went out of sight and just before he fell into space, he stumbled upon a scrubby bush which he desperately grabbed with both hands.

– Filled with terror, he called out toward heaven, “Is there anyone up there?”

– A calm, powerful voice came out of the sky, “Yes, there is.”

– The tourist pleaded, “Can you help me? Can you help me?”

– The calm voice replied, “Yes, I probably can. What is your problem?”

– “I fell over the cliff and am dangling in space holding to a bush that is

about to let go. Please help me.”

– The voice from above said, “I’ll try. Do you believe?”

– “Yes, yes, I believe.”‘

– “Do you have faith?”

– “Yes, yes. I have strong faith.”

– The calm voice said, “Well, in that case, simply let loose of the bush and everything will turn out fine.”

– There was a tense pause, then the tourist yelled, “Is there anyone else up there?”]

B. It’s one thing to talk about faith – it’s quite another to act on faith.

– Beginning today and running through the summer we are going to discover what it means to have Faith for Everyday Living.

– I want to try to help you to discover what faith is, and how it can help you in your struggle to be everything that you can be in Christ.

– Today, we simply want to get a grasp on what faith is — and there isn’t just one easy way to define it, so the next weeks we are going to define it with six different statements that are derived from the 11th chapter of the book of

Hebrews:

FAITH IS…

1. … BELIEVING WHEN I DON’T SEE IT

[It seems the pastor’s small son was told by his mother that he should wash his hands because there were germs living in all that dirt.

– He refused and complained: “Germs and Jesus! Germs and Jesus! That’s all I ever hear around this house and I’ve never seen either one.”]

– “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”  Hebrews 11:1

– It sounds like a contradiction, but the Bible teaches that faith is visualizing the future in the present.

– It’s being sure of what you don’t see – It is seeing it in advance.

– Man says: “Seeing is believing.” God says: “Believing is seeing.”

– [In 1960, JFK stood up and said: “Let’s put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.”]

– When he said that, the technology had not been invented to put a man on the moon – But some things have to be believed before you can see them.

– You’ve got to believe it in advance.

– Everything that’s happened in life was an impossibility before it became a reality and somebody had to believe it.

– Faith is simply trusting God to turn dreams into reality.

– Because nothing happens until somebody believes it’s possible.

– What do you see in your own future? What is your dream? What impossible thing is God going to do in your life?

– You have to have faith that it is going to happen for it to happen – you have to be certain that God can and will do these things in your life.

– What do you envision as the future of this church? – what can we be sure of, what can we know with certainty that God is going to do through us?

– I can tell you what I can see by faith – I can see a beautiful church facility built to the glory of God – I see a church ministering to hundreds, perhaps thousands, reaching the unchurched for Jesus Christ, discipling them to maturity – I see us training workers for the harvest and sending them out onto the mission field and to plant churches.

– I don’t think this is going to happen – I know it by faith – I can see it as clearly as I can see these words this morning.

 

Godspeed

Webpastor B

www.jesuspodkast.org

GRACE

June,7 2009

A man from Norfolk , VA called a local radio station to share this on Sept 11th, 2003, TWO YEARS AFTER THE TRAGEDIES OF 9/11/2001.

His name was Robert Matthews.. These are his words:

A few weeks before Sept. 11th, my wife and I found out we were going to have our first child. She planned a trip out to California to visit her sister. On our way to the airport, we prayed that God would grant my wife a safe trip and be with her. Shortly after I said ‘amen,’ we both heard a loud pop and the car shook violently. We had blown out a tire. I replaced the tire as quickly as I could, but we still missed her flight.

both very upset, we drove home.

I received a call from my father who was retired NYFD. He asked what my wife’s flight number was, but I explained that we missed the flight..

My father informed me that her flight was the one that crashed into the southern tower. I was too shocked to speak. My father also had more news for me; he was going to help. ‘This is not something I can’t just sit by for; I have to do something.’

I was concerned for his safety, of course, but more because he had never given his life to Christ. After a brief debate, I knew his mind was made up. Before he got off of the phone, he said, ‘take good care of my grandchild. Those were the last words I ever heard my father say; he died while helping in the rescue effort.

My joy that my prayer of safety for my wife had been answered quickly became anger. I was angry at God, at my father, and at myself. I had gone for nearly two years blaming God for taking my father away. My son would never know his grandfather, my father had never accepted Christ, and I never got to say good-bye.

Then something happened. About two months ago, I was sitting at home with my wife and my son, when there was a knock on the door. I looked at my wife, but I could tell she wasn’t expecting anyone. I opened the door to a couple with a small child.

The man looked at me and asked if my father’s name was Jake Matthews. I told him it was. He quickly grabbed my hand and said, ‘I never got the chance to meet your father, but it is an honor to meet his son.’

He explained to me that his wife had worked in the World Trade Center and had been caught inside after the attack. She was pregnant and had been caught under debris. He then explained that my father had been the one to find his wife and free her. My eyes welled up with tears as I thought of my father giving his life for people like this. He then said, ‘there is something else you need to know.’

His wife then told me that as my father worked to free her, she talked to him and led him to Christ. I began sobbing at the news.

Now I know that when I get to Heaven, my father will be standing beside Jesus to welcome me, and that this family would be able to thank him themselves .

When their baby boy was born, they named him Jacob Matthew, in honor of the man who gave his life so that a mother and baby could live.

This story should help us to realize this: God is always in control.

We may not see the reason behind things, and we may never know this side of heaven, but God is ALWAYS in control.

Please take time to share this amazing story. You may never know the impact it may have on someone. God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures Forever.

Psalm 136:1

Godspeed

Webpastor B

www.jesuspodkast.org

Think about it…

April,24 2009

 

Proverbs 22,1-2  A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.

Godspeed

Webpastor B

www.jesuspodkast.org

We found it here

I dreamed I had an interview with God.

“So you would like to interview me?” God asked.

“If you have the time” I said.

God smiled. “My time is eternity.”
“What questions do you have in mind for me?”

“What surprises you most about humankind?”

God answered…
“That they get bored with childhood,
they rush to grow up, and then
long to be children again.”

“That they lose their health to make money…
and then lose their money to restore their health.”

“That by thinking anxiously about the future,
they forget the present,
such that they live in neither
the present nor the future.”

“That they live as if they will never die,
and die as though they had never lived.”

God’s hand took mine
and we were silent for a while.

And then I asked…
“As a parent, what are some of life’s lessons
you want your children to learn?”

“To learn they cannot make anyone
love them. All they can do
is let themselves be loved.”

“To learn that it is not good
to compare themselves to others.”

“To learn to forgive
by practicing forgiveness.”

“To learn that it only takes a few seconds
to open profound wounds in those they love,
and it can take many years to heal them.”

“To learn that a rich person
is not one who has the most,
but is one who needs the least.”

“To learn that there are people
who love them dearly,
but simply have not yet learned
how to express or show their feelings.”

“To learn that two people can
look at the same thing
and see it differently.”

“To learn that it is not enough that they
forgive one another, but they must also forgive themselves.”

“Thank you for your time,” I said humbly.
“Is there anything else
you would like your children to know?”

God smiled and said,
“Just know that I am here… always.”

-author unknown

 

Godspeed

Webpastor B

www.jesuspodkast.org

You say – God says

April,1 2009

You say: ‘It’s impossible’
God says: All things are possible
(Luke 18:27)
You say: ‘I’m too tired’
God says: I will give you rest
(Matthew 11:28-30)
You say: ‘Nobody really loves me’
God says: I love you
(John 3:16 & John 3:34 )
You say: ‘I can’t go on’
God says: My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)
You say: ‘I can’t figure things out’
God says: I will direct your steps
(Proverbs 3:5-6)
You say: ‘I can’t do it’
God says: You can do all things
(Philippians 4:13)
You say: ‘I’m not able’
God says: I am able
(II Corinthians 9:8)
You say: ‘It’s not worth it’
God says: It will be worth it
(Roman 8:28 )
You say: ‘I can’t forgive myself’
God says: I Forgive you
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)
You say: ‘I can’t manage’
God says: I will supply all your needs
(Philippians 4:19)
You say: ‘I’m afraid’
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
(II Timothy 1:7)
You say: ‘I’m always worried and frustrated’
God says: Cast all your cares on ME
(I Peter 5:7)
You say: ‘I’m not smart enough’
God says: I give you wisdom
(I Corinthians 1:30)
You say: ‘I feel all alone’
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you
(Hebrews 13:5)

Godspeed

Webpastor B

www.jesuspodkast.org