Real with Gardenia - Seasons 2 and 3Sep 27, 2023
Part 1 of "I Forbid" Episode #41
This is a short episode of how leadership can be counter-productive to the action that he/she desires. It is an example of well-being leaders (disciples) who followed Jesus but did not see beyond their physical or mental knowledge. What a teachable moment! Leadership can get it wrong, especially when the goal is out of retribution and not the love of God. Listen and share with us your thoughts.
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God Has Not Boycotted Florida - Episode#40
This episode is for the believer in this season of political and social mishaps. As an intercessor of prayer, it is a timely message of encouragement. Stand on your faith in the Almighty in this season. #encouragement #wellness #faith #servantleadership
Trailer - The Real Gardenia
You have "The Real Gardenia" in the Garden. It is music + talk with Gardenia. Tune in with the real Gardenia for your encouragement for the mindset.
How is Your Rooster - Part 2 Episode#39
This is the last episode of the part-three series about "rooster mentality" as it relates to leadership. So far, how is your Cock-a-doodle-doo? Is there too much noise? Are the roosters causing the hens to be unproductive? What is your response? What should be your response? You are responsible for changing your behavior, your response!
How is Your Rooster - Part 1 Episode#38
Speaking of roosters! This episode is a part of a three-part series: The Rooster Attack; How is Your Rooster, Part 1 and Part 2. This talk is meant to highlight why "rooster" mentality (attack) resembles humans and leadership. Share this episode and think about the "rooster mentality"among us.
The Rooster Attack - Episode #37
This episode is the beginning tale of our series about roosters. You may have come into contact with roosters unaware. While this is a story about my personal experience with a barnyard rooster, I have learned that roosters exist in other spaces. Yes, the barnyard is not the only place that roosters crow. This episode will lead you to think about their roosters' personalities in different spaces.
Prayer for Your Assignment - Episode #36
This episode is meant to give support according to your purpose and God's will for your assignment. #Servant Leadership is to bring honor and integrity to God. This is meant to bring agreement for your assignment, #servantleaders. #bulluckg.com - a place of support
The Agape Way of Love - Episode #35
This episode is about love as defined in 1 Corinthians 13. Love is the connecting tissue of leadership designed by God. You cannot be effective in leading without the agape way of love. Listen and share. #agapelove #leadership #servantleadership
Jonah is Trippin' Episode #34
Leaders make mistakes. When you close your eyes, your heart, to compassion toward others, it will lead to "vomit." Vomit is foul-tasting and foul-smelling. The result will be people who question your service as a leader who is dedicated to God's agenda of healing the wounded. This episode speaks of Jonah, a preacher, who wanted compassion for himself but could not understand why God, who is slow to anger, slowed mercy toward that nation - the people of Nineveh. In other words, "Slow me mercy, God; but not them."
Rise Up Barnabas - Episode #33
Barnabas - I need one! Today, I stand with you as a Barnabas. Who was he? What was he about? Listening to this episode, will shed some light as to why I believe he was one of those hidden servants who encourage others to be faithful in life. I am thankful for every Barnabas that has come my way. Share with someone else who needs a Barnabas today.
Reflect - Turn the Page
This episode is a simple example of how reflective moments can help you gain a new perspective. Because a person does not voice aloud what he/she wants to say, it does not mean nothing is being said. Listen for the unspoken words.
Thank God for Helping Me!
I try to be the #GrandmotherOnline for my grands. Afterall, they are a large part of my legacy. Sometimes their thinking tests me. It was too early in the morning for this test... #NanaPassedThisTest I was bewildered by this one. To hear what happened the second week, listen to episode "Reflect - Turn the Page."
Reflection that Brings Joy
In this episode, I share some thoughts about reflection as part of everyday life. I also follow-up with a simple personal example in the episode of "Thank God for Working on Me." Be sure to listen to that episode for a personal reflection of simple things in life. Count it all joy.
Morning Glory Prayer from Gardenia's Garden
Early in the morning, before the break of day, God has already given us new mercy. Starting the day with prayer is encouragement to the soul. Join in with thanksgiving and joy. Songs for this episode include background music by Dappy T Keys; followed by the late, great Andrae Crouch.
Resume - You Got One - Now What? S2 Episode#1
Unlikely leadership - By man's standard - you don't always measure up. Strive for understanding God's standard. Taken from my book, "Servant Leadership NOW - "Stepping Up Your Leadership Call" I share now with you why I encourage His standards over man's. It is an everyday support system and strategy by Him. Only those who know they are weak should apply because you have to lean on Him to make you strong.
Do Not Blame It On Adam - S2 Episode #2
Are you mistakenly blaming others for your state in life? In this episode, I share one of the stories from my book, Servant Leadership NOW -"Stepping Up Your Leadership Call."
Part 1 Trauma, Triggers and Safe Spaces with Stacey - S2, Episode #4
I enjoy listening to music while I write, pray and meditate. It is a way of connecting with myself and listening. With so much coming at us each day, it is important to create those safe spaces for conversations. This week I share a portion of my interview with Stacey Hall-McCleod, a certified therapist who views her profession not as a job but a gift for being able to touch the lives of children and families. We ask in this interview explanations of trauma, triggers, and safe spaces. You can hear and learn more from Stacey as a part of ongoing workshops listed on our website at bulluckg.com.
Part 2 Trauma, Triggers and Safe Spaces with Marie and Melissa - S2, Episode #5
In this episode, Season 2, Episode #5, I continue Part 2 of Trauma, Triggers and Safe Spaces with Dr. Marie Louis and Lady Melissa McRae. Highlighted in this episode are support programs for youth mental health as a learning tool for educators with a focus on social emotional learning. The overall agenda is concern for the whole child and personal ownership of one's emotions.
Disclaimer: We are providing interviews with our guests for informational purposes only. References to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by me . The views and opinions are expressions of our guests.
What is the Deal with Safe Spaces? S2 Episode #6
In this episode of Season 2, Episode #6, I am real with you about why I am learning more about "safe spaces" in these catastrophe times. I open up about its value as it relates to my journey as a family member, caregiver, minister, and Christian author. I think this episode will support others who desire to develop their leadership skill set while creating a space for listening. I explain a little as to why my interest in this area is toward young people and why I believe yours should be as well. My name is Gardenia T. Bulluck and I welcome you to this episode of Gardenia's Garden Podcast where listening is everything. Your episodes in your space and on your time.
Transparency Built on Trust - Episode #8
In this episode, our special guest is questioned about transparency as it relates to trust. I think this episode will support others who desire to develop and improve relationships of trust and transparency. My guest, Melissa T. McRae, explains why transparency is important in her personal and business relationships as it relates to conflict resolution and ways to move forward in transparency. My name is Gardenia T. Bulluck and I welcome you to this episode of Gardenia's Garden Podcast where listening is everything.
Prepared to Final - Episode #9
This episode will speak to the very serious runner - not sprinters. I truly enjoyed preparing this episode. It was a labor of love for my audience; simply because there are times when we feel defeated. It is those times that we must refocus to finish the race. This episode is to the runner who is in pursuit of doing things right all the time, even if you fall down, you get up. Why? You are prepared to final. Preparation to win is on the condition of being obedient to the Coach.
The Baby is Alive! - Episode #10
In this episode, I share parts of a personal story of what it means that the baby is alive. I am NOT dead! Are you?
The Children are Fighting! - Episode #11
In this episode, I desire to leave you with several thoughts. All of us are in a fight. The difference between winning and losing, maybe the battle. "How does a servant leader fight? Does the servant leader fight in righteousness or to be right? Who is righteous? Do you want to die by your own hands?" Enjoy this episode. Listening is everything.
Break the Yoke - Episode #12
In this episode, I am transparent about there are times that servant leaders feel the weight of everyday living. Living as a servant leader, requires faith. Having faith in God makes the difference in what we hope for.
The Fast That God Ordered - Episode #14
Enjoy this episode of a personal experience by the author, seeking solitude for development that will lead to a place of privacy for refreshing. For everything, there is a season. Fasting is about giving up something of personal value, especially time. We tend to want more time to service our own needs. Intrusion, to us, is invasive. We like to determine what to do with our time. We cannot add nor subtract the hours and minutes of the day. Time is a gift from God, and He wants some of that time for seasoning us. Time is different than a season. In seasons, you expect a harvest time. It contains a process of development. It would help if you planted in the right season to produce the desired fruit. To grow in your season, you must gather the tools for ripening the harvest. Fasting is one of the tools for ripening the crop.
Starting with the Man in the Mirror Mindset - Episode #3
An example of a printed version of "What is Your Mindset" is available on my website bulluckg.com
Our episodes are meant for inspiration, reflection, and meditation.
Keep On Believing - Episode #15
This episode is for those who need to be encouraged on this life journey. You are human. Sometimes, it seems as if the billows are crashing into you; the sky is overcast, and the sun refuses to light your way. It is only temporary. The words in this episode were written around 1839 by Frank Huston. The song is a reminder that God answers the prayers of His children. To be in alignment with what God wants for you is a beautiful thing. Amid the shadows, He is there. You are not alone.
"Do You Have Enough Esther in You?" - Episode #16
This episode is a reminder of how my mother-in-law stood in the gap for me at a time when I could not stand for myself. Everyone needs an "Esther" experience in hard times and an intercessor "to boot." My beautiful mother-in-law left me a legacy that I cherish today. Her view of Esther continues to inspire me. "Is there an Esther in you?" she asked. Forty years later, her view of Esther has made a difference in my life, and I have shared it with others. I pulled from her strength at a time that I needed it most and God gave me an intercessor - a woman of strength in hard times. Everyone needs an "Esther" experience in hard times.
A Place Called These - Episode #17
It sounds weird that I call this place "These." In the last few years, it seems like I have traveled there more and more. No transportation costs are required. I am a "Frequent Flyer."
Lent - Our Time of Gratitude - Episode #18
A time of preparation, repentance, reflection, reset, and refreshing
Healing to Be Blessed - Episode #19
Healing hurts. Healing that calls for forgiveness are beyond our capacity. We need God to do this for us. How do you know when you are healed? Listen to the HEART of the matter.
God is Not My Habit - He is My All - Episode #20
This is not only my testimony but so many. When you come to a place where God's presence is an everyday need in your life, it is because He is your all. This personal relationship brings joy that is difficult to express. It is especially so in times of trouble and distress. He is your help and strength. He is your all.
Yes - He Saw the Best in Me - Episode #21
How many times did people count you out? How many times have people seen only the worst in you? Renew your mind. Think about those things above of how God sees you.
What About Perspective? Episode #22
People seem to have two things: an appetite and an opinion (perspective). That is an old saying of my grandmother about people in general. She had a viewpoint, a philosophy, and an outlook on people that hold. What is your perspective about life? Does it affect your actions? Share your view after listening to this episode on Gardenia's Garden Podcast.
Healing the Ear - Episode #23
One of the topics that I discuss in my book is Proverbial Wisdom. It is one of the repeated themes in the book. One of the lessons that I speak about comes from my maternal grandmother. Her sayings were tied to life, like many wise women of her times. So today, I want to share her expression, “Don’t let your ear be a trash can for others.” In this episode, "heal the ear."
This Day - Episode #24
In this episode of Gardenia's Garden Podcast, I desire to speak to God about this day. Each day is different; each day has its own uniqueness. The load can be so heavy, at times, that you could lose your way. So, how will we get through those days? Is it one time at a time? Let's talk about this day.
On the Yard Line - Episode #25
This is the first episode of Season 3 of Gardenia's Garden Podcast. It highlights the strength of a unified body of mere men who stood on the yard line as the world took a breath for #Damar Hamlin.
The Stench is Unbearable - Episode #26
What is that foul odor? Handling foul situations is a part of life's transition. It is part of the growth process of relationships and leadership. Physical, emotional, and spiritual relocation may be what you need.
Ebenezer - The Stone of Help - Episode #27
How is it that you still have hope in the midst of misery? What is the content of this type of faith? In this episode, you are encouraged to rest in your Ebenezer. Servant leaders must be discerning concerning the battles they face.
Cheer Up! On Your Feet! - Episode #28
If you are one looking at extreme circumstances and wondering if our world is ok, this episode is for you. What gives me hope? God, our Creator, has not changed. Throwing off the cloak of weight can lead you and others into a place of light. Listen and share. #GardeniasGardenPodcast
A Man Called Simon - Episode #29
The background of Simon of Cyrene is recorded in the Gospels of Luke, Matthew and Mark. The character was played by Sidney Poitier in The Greatest Story Ever Told. Whether you are a believer or not, this little-known person has a place in history. Your life can change in an instant. On any day, Simon must show up. Simon must take hold of "the cross." It is a significant part of moving forward. The weight of any cross can be lighter with help. You, the servant leader, must be available. #servantleadership
Size Does Not Determine Strength - Episode #30
This episode is in remembrance of wise tales from my fraternal and maternal grandmothers. It is relevant today. It is to remind us that size does not determine strength. The giant, in your life, can be defeated! Focus on the strategy and not the giant's size. Focus on Him who is able to see you through.
He Can Take It - Episode #31
This episode is dedicated to honor fathers and leading men in our lives. "No matter what the test, whatever comes our way, we're going to make it with Jesus on our side." These words are from the lyrics of "We're Going to Make It" by Myrna Summers and Rev. Timothy Wright. "We're going to make it!" God says, "Bring it on! He can take it. He was bruised for us. You can find your strength in Him. It is by His Spirit that you can be lifted up and know that things will work out. He can take it on for you and He wants to take it on for you!
My Dream, My Journey and My God with Dr. Jamila Jackson - Episode #13
In this episode, Dr. Jamila Jackson shares with us her personal thoughts based on our theme, "My Dream, My Journey and My God. She is one of God's visionary ministers. Listening to God's call for extraordinary and out-of-the-box , she is on a journey of Graceful Transformations. Listen as she shares how God is leading her in leadership to be sensitive to the call for nurturing, creating and producing. Listen to hear why the words of Unwritten speaks to her spirit: how sometimes your tries are outside the lines. Reach for something in the distance; so close, you can almost taste it; it is Unwritten until you write it.
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