Ryan and Tucker run through the new Marvel comics out this week, including THOR & LOKI: DOUBLE TROUBLE #4, CAPTAIN AMERICA #30, and the all-new X-MEN #1! Plus, in order to celebrate the release of Marvel Studios' Black Widow, Kelly Thompson (Captain Marvel, Hawkeye) joins us for a Black Widow reading club! Join us by reading: Black Widow: The Ties That Bind (Black Widow #1-5)This week's new comics: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #70AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #2AMERICA CHAVEZ: MADE IN THE USA #4AVENGERS #46CAPTAIN AMERICA #30CHILDREN OF THE ATOM #5EXTREME CARNAGE ALPHA #1HELLIONS #13IMMORTAL HULK #48RUNAWAYS #37STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #14THE TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN #4THOR & LOKI: DOUBLE TROUBLE #4X-FORCE #21 X-MEN #1
Kelly Thompson is an Eisner-nominated comic writer who is currently writing a run of Black Widow comics, which is perfect timing with the Black Widow film releasing on July 9. Come hear about her career, her take on comics, the MCU, as well as her excitement for the new Disney+ shows. Use promo code FRIENDSFROMWORK on the Atom Tickets app (for new users) to save $2 off your purchase of Black Widow tickets. Join the FFW Slack:https://join.slack.com/t/friends-from-work-hq/shared_invite/zt-r9f1uvdz-q_ah3nG3WmudGDWjLnqrLw
Helping Addicts Share Their Story | An Interview with Jessica Butterfield & Kelly Thompson
Leading Saints Podcast
Jessica Butterfield and Kelly Thompson are two delightful, committed, intelligent Latter-day Saints who grew up in Utah. Both Jessica and Kelly are also recovering addicts with a compelling story that needs to be heard—a story of struggle, redemption, and a fervent desire to help the addicted and their families, friends, and church leaders. Kelly has authored the book Between Monsters and Mercy and has been a facilitator for the Church’s Addiction Recovery Program. Together they have begun a new podcast, "The Hope Addiction", as an extension of a podcast Jessica previously initiated. Highlights04:15: Kelly’s story: Turned to drugs as a teen to deal with physical ailments. Her siblings were on the BYU/temple marriage path. Time on the streets doing whatever it took (e.g., prostitution) to support her addiction. Testimony struggles in a less-active family. God became a punching bag and later her best friend during her time in a deep abyss. D&C 121 took on added meaning. Has been sober 4 ½ years, following 28 years of addiction. Sister missionaries showed up miraculously at a critical time. Began to realize that she was not inherently all the bad labels she had taken upon herself. Wants other to know the Savior can change lives and hearts. Gratitude for other recovering addicts whose stories inspired her to change. 10:48: Jessica’s story: Raised in a small Utah town in an LDS home. Family became inactive when she was 12. Introduced to drugs/alcohol at 12. Had anxiety and depression she was not aware of. Addicted to heroin at 16. Addicted for four years. Hated the person she had become. At 20, went through heroin withdrawal. Did not wish to believe in the “Mormon God.” Attended an LDS 12-step meeting and experienced grace, hope and a priesthood blessing that changed her life. What could it hurt to try a different approach to life? Faith grew. Sealed in temple 3 years shy of being clean. Experienced a transformation through the Atonement. Has not relapsed since that change ten years ago. 15:45: What leads people to try drugs? Alcohol originally offered relief and seemed like a solution to anxiety/depression/trauma/family dysfunction/family history of addiction. Substance abuse worked fast and came with fun partying. Seeking out associates with similar adulterated values. Wired for anxiety? Drugs provided an escape “needed” to cope. God’s love supplanted the need for harmful substances. 21:40: Rationalizing the foray into drugs? Escape23:20: Common misconceptions about the disease. Where does choice end and addiction/disease begin? Lying and manipulation comes with the territory. Abuse affects the brain and takes over the survival instincts. If you are on fire you jump into a water to save yourself. Addicted people begin viewing drugs as a survival tool. Addicts are not bad people who need to be good; they are sick people who want to be better. As an addict your behavior affects others adversely. Mental health issues require compassion. 27:30: What can a church leader or family member do when someone is in the middle of their addiction? No easy answers. Allow someone to suffer the consequences of their choices--landing in jail isn’t always a bad thing. Addicts need to be humbled. Pray for addicted loved ones to hit bottom and confess to being an addict so they can turn to the real source of strength. Heavenly Father knows our hearts and can provide healing circumstances. Be willing to plant seeds that can help an addict even if you don’t see immediate results. When Jessica was ready to change, she remembered the good people in the church who had been very kind (e.g., non-judgmental home teachers, sister missionaries, etc.) 33:40: What about relapse? It is a one-day-at-a-time deal. Need Christ. Don’t become overly confident. 36:45: Pushing the addictive experiences into the background vs being open about prior struggles. What about involving recovering addicts to help wards?
On this episode of Step Up Your Home I have Kelly Thompson here to chat about how we can all create our own organic home grown gardens. Kelly is an incredible Melbourne based illustrator with a keen interest in living a sustainable lifestyle. She has transformed the backyard of her rental home from a giant patch of unsightly grass to a humble organic garden with only a few easy steps. She has inspired many to create their own backyard gardens and when she can't grow what she needs, she simply makes a visit to her local farmers market. Kelly is constantly striving to do better to lessen her impact on our environment and is an advocate for vintage wares. She also runs Makers Market, which is where she has created an online store for local makers, freelancers and craftspeople who share the same passion for high quality and sustainably produced items that are made with care. But as I said, today we are going to be chatting with Kelly about how you can grow your own food.
S2 Ep: 10 - Talk about recovery with Kelly Thompson
The Hope Addiction
This week I had the honor to talk with Kelly Thompson. Kelly is a fellow recovering addict who spent over 20 years struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. She truly has an amazing story of struggle, triumph and transformation. A quote I have always loved and strived to live up to says this, "Come to know God in such a way, that others come to know God, because they know you". This is how I feel about Kelly. She has such a kind and uplifting demeanor about her and I was so happy she came on the show. We dive into some of the differences between the 12 Step Program (ARP - addiction recovery program) sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Alcoholics Anonymous, (AA). The video I recommend you watch can be found found here - https://youtu.be/62ClmfZdOyE "Am I Beyond Saving" Kelly's Book is called - Between Monsters and Mercy Her website for the recovery bootcamp - https://academy.cedarfortcom/course/create-recovery www.thefaith-seed.comFind Kelly Thompson on instagram - @thefaithseedOn Facebook - The Faith SeedFind me - @Jessica_mountainmama
Creannotators #35: “Black Widow” Interview With Writer Kelly Thompson!
Best Comics Ever
This week on Creannotators, I talk with Kelly Thompson about Black Widow and her Marvel Universe comics. We talk all things Natasha, writing a comic with a huge upcoming MCU film, & whether she’d return to Krakoa (among many other things)! On Comic Book Herald’s ‘Creannotators’ I’ll be interviewing some of my favorite creators in comics about specific runs, graphic novels or series, looking for their insights on the inspirations behind the work and ideas or hidden material readers may have missed. Creannotators is an audio annotative guide to enjoying the intricacies and thinking in the art. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the comics! Black Widow is: Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Elena Casagrande Colors: Jordie Bellaire Covers: Adam Hughes ——————————————————————————————————- Music for Best Comics Ever by Anthony Weis. Check out more music at anthonyweis.com. Subscribe on iTunes To learn how you can support Best Comics Ever and receive more exclusive content from Comic Book Herald, check out the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/comicbookherald For the Comic Book Herald reading club through every year of Marvel Comics, check out mymarvelousyear.com The post Creannotators #35: “Black Widow” Interview With Writer Kelly Thompson! appeared first on Comic Book Herald.
Quail season will be underway in a few weeks, and hunters will take to the field, bird dogs in tow, in search of that elusive covey. Because quail numbers are declining, the beloved gamebird is the focus of a huge amount of research and conservation effort across the country, including right here in Texas. Listen in on a conversation with quail aficionados John McLaughlin and Kelly Thompson in our latest podcast. The post Episode 67: John McLaughlin & Kelly Thompson appeared first on Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.
Our guest is WQA member Kelly Thompson, president of Moti-Vitality, talking about the impact of COVID-19 on the water treatment industry. Kelly shares his thoughts about the changes in business, customer service, training and how he’s adapted his business model, all in response to the Coronavirus. Later, we’ll get a regulatory update from Kathleen Burbidge and our WQA tip.We want to make sure you are planning to join us for the 2020 WQA Mid-Year Leadership Conference. It’s coming up September 16 & 17 with a Welcome Reception on September 15th. Learn more and register at wqa.org/mylc.