Mental Health Monday: Breaking and Building Trust

Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what hinders trust and what builds trust, including how nature and nurture play a role in our ability to trust, specific actions that break trust like secrets and failing to show up, and specific things that build trust like forgiveness and vulnerability.

Hear Mental Health Mondays each Monday at 9am CT! Find all episode with the tag “Mental Health Monday.” View Deaconess Heidi’s Mental Health Playlist on Youtube and find all of her writings at heidigoehmann.com.

My “Virtual Star Trek Movie Marathon Fundraiser” Didn’t Work

I still think it was a good idea. I need to learn how to speak my needs more clearly and openly, I’m not afraid to share others’ needs. This is just a downside to my being “a hardheaded woman from a long line of hardheaded women.” It is also a downside from my tendency to “John Wayne” my way through illness.

(I’m sure you know what I mean: he has been shot and is traveling across the desert with no water. Someone offers him a drink of water from their canteen and to bandage the gunshot wound. He says, “It’s just a flesh-wound. I’m fine.”)

Anyhow, Saturday I was sick enough to admit that I was sick. I stayed in bed and did NOT drink Romulan ale.

In spite of that, I couldn’t focus well enough to enjoy the movie. To top it off, only two people were able to participate. (That’s on me. I obviously did planned and advertise well.)

Onward and upward. I learned from this.

It’s Not Fair! (Rebroadcast)

Rev. Merritt Demski, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, Illinois, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about understanding things that don’t seem fair to us (like a global pandemic), how God and be both merciful and just, and God’s disposition towards His children through Jesus Christ. This is a rebroadcast from June 24, 2020.

Lutheran Schools Thrive

Dr. Rebecca Schmidt, Director of Lutheran School Ministry for the LCMS Office of National Mission, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the challenges Lutheran schools are facing this year, some of the creative ways Lutheran schools are managing education plans, and how Lutheran schools are thriving even in the midst of a pandemic. Learn more about Lutheran schools at lcms.org/schools and find resources for Lutheran education at luthed.org.

Happy Hobbies: Bodybuilding

Rev. Amadeus Gandy, Pastor at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and Chaplain 1st Lieutenant with the United States Air Force, joins Andy and Sarah during our series on hobbies to talk about his interest in bodybuilding and how it’s not the same as power lifting or C
rossfit, benefits of a physical fitness hobby, how the whole family is involved, and tips for newbies to the fitness world.

Find all the episodes in our series on hobbies at kfuo.org/tag/hobbies.

Caring for Immigrants in St. Louis

Rev. Dr. Stanish Stanley, Executive Director of Christian Friends of New Americans (CFNA), joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how CFNA serves immigrants to the St. Louis area, how CFNA’s work has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the upcoming Golf Tournament on October 12, 2020 to benefit CFNA. Learn more and register at cfna-stl.org/golf.

Phil’s Friends: Hope on Call

Tony Ciro, Development Manager for Phil’s Friends, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how Phil’s Friends shares the comfort of Christ in a time of need, opportunities to volunteer with Phil’s Friends including the new Hope on Call initiative, and the upcoming Virtual Gala to support Phil’s Friends. Learn more about volunteering and sending care packages to those dealing with cancer at philsfriends.org.

Happy Hobbies: Crocheting

Kristi Stell, hobby crocheter, joins Andy and Sarah during our series on hobbies to talk about her interest in crocheting, what she loves about it, and how she’s been able to use this hobby to serve others.

Find all the episodes in our series on hobbies at kfuo.org/tag/hobbies.

Mental Health Monday: How is Trust Built?

Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how trust is built, including how trust is both presupposed and earned, what trust looks like in a relationship, and some specific actions that build trust.

Hear Mental Health Mondays each Monday at 9am CT! Find all episode with the tag “Mental Health Monday.” View Deaconess Heidi’s Mental Health Playlist on Youtube and find all of her writings at heidigoehmann.com.

A recipe: Romulan Ale

We can’t have a party without something fun to drink. How about ROMULAN ALE? Not only does it match my uniform, it is forbidden in 15 planetary systems.

Here is the link to the non-alcoholic version.
Virgin Romulan Ale

Here is the one that sounded like fun to me:
Romulan Ale Cocktail

INGREDIENTS
1 ounce vodka
1 1/2 ounces blue curaçao
1/2 ounce simple syrup
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 egg white
tonic water
4 drops orange blossom water

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Fill a pint glass with ice.
2. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, blue curaçao, simple syrup, lemon juice, and egg white. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds to emulsify.
3. Pour into glass and top off with tonic.
4. Add 4 drops of orange blossom water and enjoy!