By Debi Flory
With a positive (mostly) outlook, Nettie reflects on everyday situations with a sense of humor, deep reflection and joy.
Recognizing that both sadness and joy are an integral part of the human condition, Nettie shows us positive ways to live in this complicated world.
Listen in to learn how to be a first responder in love.
SermoNettiesJan 17, 2021
I Am A Sad American
How do we celebrate the 4th of July when we don’t feel so patriotic? Nettie shares a candid reflection on her confusion and resolution of how to proudly fly the flag of freedom, Justice and Mercy.
REMEMBERING OUR DADS
We love and honor our fathers today, and Nettie shares some of her memories, and just how memories, good and bad help us chart our own stories.
Nettie needs a break from the sad world and shares with you some ways to bring a little joy and light into your hearts. Share some Sweet Memories with those you love.
LOVE WILL RISE AGAIN!
Nettie shares the lyrics to the song, “We Shall Overcome: We Will Rise Again,” which she used in last week’s video and SermoNettie entitled, “Thoughts and Prayers.” The significance of the song was enhanced after she read a poem written by the mother of Aimerie, killed in the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Together, the songs encourage us to refuse to be silent and instead, scream and be loud in proclaiming, Love Will Rise Again!
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THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS???!!!
First we SCREAM, next we CRY! NOW we cry out for ACTION!
From a raw and vulnerable place of anger and outrage, Nettie discusses how giving “Thoughts and Prayers” in times of crisis requires a commitment to action and a desire to enable change.
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS???!!!
First we SCREAM, next we CRY! NOW we cry out for ACTION!
From a raw and vulnerable place of anger and outrage, my character, Nettie, discusses how giving “Thoughts and Prayers” in times of crisis requires a commitment to action and a desire to enable change.
Though this is my character, my muse, this is all me.
NEXT WEEK WE WILL TALK ABOUT HOW THE SONG AT THE END OF THIS VIDEO HAS SOOTHED MY HEART AND EMPOWERED ME TO TAKE ACTION WITH LOVE!
I WISH YOU JOY!
Having trouble feeling the joy? Nettie explains how to be proactive by wishing others Joy, even when we aren’t feeling it ourselves. Wishing Joy to others brings Joy right back to us!
Maya Angelou said to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud!
Spread your JOY!
CHURCH TALK WITH NETTIE AND LESTA
Nettie conducts a whimsical interview with her old friend Lesta, a member of the St. Pious United Daughters of the Saints (S.P.U.D.S.) of St. Pious United Methodist Church. Lesta, a second career pastor of a small church, shares what brings her joy and how she shares her gifts.
For more giggles, be sure to check out Season 1, Episode 47, where Nettie interviews Millie, another member of SPUDS and a life long friend.
ROAD TO JOY
Are you leaking Joy? What's the answer to stopping the tears and the sadness. How does one just pick themselves up when feeling sad? Nettie shares her own story to help you find the way of Joy.
LOVE ACCORDING TO EINSTEIN
A few years ago a letter went viral on social media. That letter was from Einstein to his daughter and touched the hearts of many. Nettie was deeply touched by it and immediately decided to do a podcast based on it. Nettie soon learned that Snopes does not believe it was written to his daughter but does not have proof that it wasn't written to someone else. Nettie shares it anyway –– just the thought that Love could be proven to be, by science, the most powerful force in the universe, is mind-boggling and beautiful at the same time. It's what Nettie believes anyway, and would challenge Snopes to prove her wrong. Be the Light!
Who Am I?
Nettie is on a little Easter Vacay and busy playing with her grandson. So, today we go way back to the second episode from Season 1 to revisit Nettie’s answers to three very important questions. These are the same 3 questions Andy Richter asks his guests with every interview on his own podcast: Where do you come from? Where are you going? What have you learned?
Easter Love WINS!
Nettie explains the simplicity and complexity of ministering with radical love.
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Be a First Responder in Love
Be the Light!
Don’t Be Crappy, Be Happy!
LOVE - #1 PRIORITY
While on a little vacation, Nettie shares the audio of her latest video: Love - #1 Priority. Making decisions during times of world crisis means taking a close look at priorities. Nettie has a few tips to think about and invites you to look at your own priorities..
A TIME FOR GENTLENESS-2022
During a small transition with much-to-do, and in the midst of some global "ugly," Nettie updates some musings about our need to be gentle to self and the world. It is a reminder that Ugly and scary -FEAR - has been prevalent and in the forefront for awhile and that we need to remind ourselves to take the space and time to reclaim the balm of self-care. Ugly and fear are viral right now. We must take the Covid approach to mask ourselves with love so as not to spread droplets of hate and fear.
TAKE A BREATH
Nettie applies one of the basic concepts of choral and instrumental groups to today’s daily needs -- How to stay present in the chaos when you need to take a breath or a break.
WHEN IT'S HARD TO SHINE YOUR LIGHT
Noticing a sadness in her face and voice as she edited her weekly video, "This Little Light," Nettie does some pondering and studying about how we choose joy despite circumstances. Siting an excerpt, Attitude Is Everything from the book, "Have Serious Fun," by Jim Burns, Nettie shares ways to notice when we are feeling down and how to seek and choose Joy in our lives.
Pollyanna vs Putin
Continuing with last week's theme, Nettie explains the gift of being Pollyanna in Putin world. When faced with the waiting and wondering and thinking about what one can do in a crisis like this, how does one come at it with a positive attitude? There is a way to be a positive Pollyanna and win over tyranny!
ABIDE WITH ME
We are all concerned with the invasion of Ukraine. What can we do? Do you feel helpless right now? What are we called to do for Ukraine? In today’s episode,Nettie has a way to start from where you are in this very moment. Light a candle and listen.
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Be a First Responder in Love
Be the Light!
Don’t Be Crappy, Be Happy!
70! STILL KICKING IT!
This is Nettie's 70th Birthday weekend and she is here to tell you she is strong, motivated and choosing to be who she's called to be for as long as she can. How do you claim the call for your life? Do what you can, not what you can't and a couple of other "Nettie Gems."
LOVE IS WHAT WE DO!
It's Valentine's weekend and Nettie takes a look at how we are to love each other. Valentine's Day is a wonderful opportunity to share your love with your lover, your children and your grandchildren, but Nettie thinks we should start building our community by loving one another. How do you show your love to others?
THE GIFT IN GRIEF
Grief is a journey. No matter what you grieve, a death, a marriage, a job loss, there is only one way to grieve and that is your way. There are many resources for those who find their grief overwhelming. How Nettie has come to understand her own grief journeys is by recognizing the stages of grief and searching for GIFT the in the pain of grief. Where are you in your own grief journey? Nettie shares her recent walk with grief to help explain her process.
ANNIE AND THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
Nettie and Fred prepare for the passing of their beloved Labrador, Annie.
DON'T PUSH IT!
Are you suffering from a case of the "shoulds?" Do you give away your sacred creative time to others because you think you should? Do you push yourself to do things because you are convinced you should? Listen to how Nettie is working on analyzing her "should" disease and how she is nestling into her passion to create and teach art. Set yourself free to be First Responders in Love and Light to the World. Check out Nettie's video blogs at www.momentswithnettie.com or find her on YouTube channel, Moments With Nettie.
Love - The Dominant Variant
Nettie starts off Season 3 with a serious conversation about the viral dominant factor - FEAR - that seeks to dominate the way of Love. In a candid disclosure of her own vulnerabilities, in such a time as this, Nettie challenges us all to be First Responders in Love and to Be The Light to others who so truly need to conquer their fears with love.
A Mighty Wind - A Mighty Fire - A YEAR LATER
It's been a year since Nettie and Fred were evacuated from their home for 4 days as a mighty wind caused a mighty fire to threaten their home. Nettie adds new perspective to how we respond in the moment and how grateful we can feel in the aftermath.
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In a world where nothing seems to stay the same, Nettie shares her upcoming transition and focuses on how we make the inevitable transitions in our life lessons for being First Responders in Love.
Don't have Asthma? You are blessed. There is one kind of Asthma we all suffer from. Spiritual Asthma. Nettie shares some very practical tips for the times you find yourself not able to breathe in the midst of chaos.
TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS
It's hard to be kind in today's world, when hate and unkindness is so prevalent. What do we do? We be kind anyway.
Are you judging others and not looking at yourself first? Nettie has a way to learn to respond to the negativity of others from compassion rather than judgement.
"Sabbathical" - Joyfully Exhausted
Finding herself a bit "Joyfully Exhausted," after months of wonderful family events, Nettie shares her thoughts on rest and restoration and how to take a Sabbath + Sabbatical =Sabbathical!
LOVE vs FEAR - LOVE ALWAYS WINS!
As First Responders in Love, we are here to respond to those who live in fear from a place of love. We fight fear with love, because Love Always Wins!
Divine Spark - 1st Anniversary
One year ago, our nation grieved the loss of John Lewis. Some of us grieved with an enlightened respect towards his work as documentary and tributes flooded the airways. Today, many of our nation have done a 180 turn and openly reject the option of allowing our black and brown citizens the freedom to vote and their constitutional rights of citizenship. Today, Nettie shares her thoughts from 1 year ago as she pondered and contemplated the life of John Lewis. May we keep his legacy alive.
America the Beautiful - Holiday Rerun
Nettie and Fred are off to a wedding, so please enjoy this re-run from last 4th of July, where Nettie introduces her first guest, Fred.
Everything's Gonna Be All Right
A series of things go wrong for Nettie, but she remembers when times were worse and everything turned out all right. She reminds us that we can make things better with just a little possibility thinking.
MY DAD - I LOVE HIM SO
An encore presentation, Nettie shares sweet memories about her father and just how much she appreciates all of his qualities and the evidence of the same qualities in herself and her children. Despite tough beginnings and horrific experiences during World War II, he chose to come home and live life with love and generosity, grateful for all the blessings he had.
PASSION TO SERVE - A CRAZY QUILT
How do you know what God wants you to do? When do you throw in the towel and retire? Many themes ran through Netties head this week and motivated her to take a look at what to do with her passion to serve.
How To Be Happy
Nettie expands on the poem, How To Be Happy, by Robert Louis Stevenson. First Responders in Love must be the Light with a Joyful heart. How do we choose to be happy?
On holiday. Nettie replays a SermoNettie from Episode 3, Season 1. We all have heroes who have influenced and changed our lives. Who are those heroes and how do we honor what we have learned from them? What does it take to be a hero in someone else's life?
Tears of Love
Nettie reflects on the tears of love we spill when participating in life events, both happy and sad.
It's Joy Time!
Now what do we do? As vaccinations increase and Covid-19 numbers come down, the country is emerging from the stay-at-home routines we’ve endured for over a year. Nettie encourages kindness and to be First Responders in Love. Be carriers of kindness and light, the first to smile to others and the first to offer grace.
Wisdom of the Mothers
Holding and rocking her brand-new grandson to sleep, Nettie ponders the ancient practice of Women passing on Wisdom to their children.
PASS IT ON
Nettie awaits the imminent birth of daughters first child. Realizing she is now the matriarch in this situation, she recalls all her Mother and father passed on to her and what she in turn passes on to her daughter.
In a world where toxic language and judging of others is viral, Nettie encourages First Responders in Love to first respond with a listening heart instead of reacting with repetitive shots of judgment regarding both the victims and the perpetrators. It is our job to Be the Light, not to be the judge.
Scars and Stripes Forever
A popular Re-run while Nettie is on vacation: Nettie recalls Fall 1965, and the painful experience for her and her two new friends from across town. It was the first year of desegregation and busing and the events of that time became a life-long lesson filled with grief, confusion, guilt and anger for Nettie. It is a lesson Nettie continues to work on and encourages others to place themselves in the agonizing place our friends-of color live in everyday.
A BRAND NEW DAY
It's Season 2 and Nettie and Fred are on the road, safely traveling in their little trailer. Nettie poses some questions on how we might be going forth as we ready for the post-covid world? What are the best things about this past years and a half and what will you take with you?
Today, Easter, marks Nettie's one year anniversary of her podcast, SermoNetties. In celebration she shares her wonder at Easter time and compares Easter to the renewal of Springtime. Thank you for being such wonderful supporters and First Responders in Love. Happy Easter-Happy Spring!
In a world of bullies and meanies, Nettie calls us to not only be First Responders in Love but to Kindle Kindness in others by employing the Fruits of the Spirit.
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Be Light to Be The Light
It's Spring! The world and our communities are slowly emerging from our year-long Covid 19 lockdown. Nettie visits the varied emotions one feels and helps us find ways to prepare for our emergence.
LETTING GO FOR PEACE
Nettie looks at letting go of things, practices and chaos in order to find some peace i her Lenten practices this year. Where do you find your peace ad how can you facilitate the process of being at peace in today's world?
There are a lot of messages, true and untrue flying around social media. What we choose to believe, share or deny depends on where we find our own truths. Nettie shares her feelings about this past week's flurry of truths and untruths about the censoring of Dr. Seuss' work. Accept Nettie's challenge to do your homework when you see confusing messages, starting with knowing just who you are and just what your truth is.
CHURCH TALK WITH NETTIE AND MILLIE
Nettie interviews Millie on her Sunday Podcast, SermoNettie’s. Who is Millie? Well, who is Nettie.? Nettie and Millie belong to a comedy troupe called the SonnySide Gang and lead weekend Joy Retreats for women. Weekends of laughter, music, discernment, meditation, relaxation and Simply Joy. So, be prepared for a "not-quite-the-same-podcast as usual."
Nettie and Millie's discussion revolves around the pros and cons of belonging to a long established lady’s church society group, the St. Pious United Daughters of the Saints. If you want to see more of Nettie's comedy videos, go to her website: www.momentswithnettie.com