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The Pilgrim's Odyssey is your daily jolt of hope. Every episode brings you inspirational stories and practical advice on living deeply, united in a spirit of friendship and love. Silouan Green, The Pilgrim's Odyssey host, began to find his own answers after a tragic jet crash on an epic 23-month, over 20,000 mile motorcycle trip. For over 20 years he has spoken and taught thousands to take positive action in facing the trials and traumas of life.

The Pilgrim's Odyssey is your daily jolt of hope. Every episode brings you inspirational stories and practical advice on living deeply, united in a spirit of friendship and love. Silouan Green, The Pilgrim's Odyssey host, began to find his own answers after a tragic jet crash on an epic 23-month, over 20,000 mile motorcycle trip. For over 20 years he has spoken and taught thousands to take positive action in facing the trials and traumas of life.

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The Pilgrim's Odyssey is your daily jolt of hope. Every episode brings you inspirational stories and practical advice on living deeply, united in a spirit of friendship and love. Silouan Green, The Pilgrim's Odyssey host, began to find his own answers after a tragic jet crash on an epic 23-month, over 20,000 mile motorcycle trip. For over 20 years he has spoken and taught thousands to take positive action in facing the trials and traumas of life.

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English


Episodes

The First Amendment And Publick Traytors!

2/26/2021
So much noise. Social media, news, radio, politicians, everywhere. Yet, I'm glad we live in a country, for now, where you are allowed to make noise. But there is a vicious rush to shut up people you don’t like, you don’t agree with. As I like to do on issues such as this, I usually begin by going to our foundations. In this case, the First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of...

Duration:00:16:47

Tiger Could Be Us

2/25/2021
Following the tragic Tiger Woods' accident and the impact it and other traumatic episodes in his life must have had on his psyche, made me think about us all. Life is terribly temporal, which makes is so important to be grounded on the right things. That car on the side of the road could be us. Focusing on the things that matter should be your mantra. Don't let too many days pass without taking a minute to reflect and recount how you are spending your time, who is getting your...

Duration:00:11:42

Get Dirty And Live!

2/24/2021
A couple of odd encounters with fearful hipsters took me back to my twelfth birthday. I was given my great-grandfather's double-barrel shotgun and allowed to wander the fields looking for something to shoot. It was glorious, yet something I imagine the two young hipsters I met would be appalled by. If you aren't getting a little dirty and a little stupid sometimes, you aren't living.

Duration:00:13:07

A Moment For The Little Things

2/23/2021
Yesterday we talked about Bob Dylan’s song, Every Grain of Sand. A beautiful testimony to how our pain and vulnerability might be the things that help us realize God is everywhere, in Every Grain of Sand. This weekend reminded me of a similar concept, in our busy world slow down or you might miss the most important things of life. My homeschool varsity boys basketball team was in our state Final 4. The first quarter went well, then we stopped doing the little things. Most importantly, we...

Duration:00:09:02

Every Grain Of Sand

2/22/2021
You never know where you’ll find some grace filled truth. I found some last week in a Bob Dylan song that I had somehow overlooked from his 1981 album, Shot of Love. Paul Williams said about the song: 'The song is about the moments in which we accept our pain and vulnerability and bow down (and are lifted up by) the will of God'. There might not be more poignant words ever written in pop music. Enjoy these lyrics as we discuss on today's The Pilgrim's Odyssey. "In the time of my...

Duration:00:12:45

Moving America's Soul On Suicide

2/19/2021
This week, a series of short documentaries launched focused on Moving American’s Soul on Suicide. The first episode is on me and my family, “Anyone Can Get Broken.” You can watch it at the website masosfilm.com or on Youyube. As the website says, it’s time for hope. The idea came from a friend, David Covington, CEO of RI International and one of the world’s biggest advocates for suicide prevention. He had seen me speak years ago at a conference, and after being frustrated attending a...

Duration:00:10:21

Rush Limbaugh And The Power Of Hope

2/18/2021
Rush Limbaugh died yesterday. The greatest radio broadcaster ever. You can read about his many accolades, his many fans, and his many detractors, on many other places. But today I wanted to talk about why Rush meant a lot to me. And it had nothing to do with politics. I first learned about Rush from his TV show watching in the ready room of my flight school squadron while in the Marine Corps. He seemed odd at first, pudgy and soft. But when he spoke, fire, All-Marine. Little would I know...

Duration:00:11:07

Conquering 20 Foot Snow Drifts!

2/17/2021
After yesterday’s podcast on the Blizzard of 2021 and my adventure picking up my daughter as my dear wife prayed, my mom reminded me of the Blizzard of 1978. It starting while I was in class at Van Rensselaer Elementary. It hit so fast busses couldn’t run, and my dad had to come in to town to pick me up. I remember the harrowing trip home, I didn’t think there was any way we wouldn’t get swallowed by snow. Now '78 was a true blizzard. It hit hard and fast on January 25th, 1978. There were...

Duration:00:13:38

Remembering To Pray: The Blizzard of 2021

2/16/2021
Well, they said it was coming and it came - The Blizzard of 2021. My daughter was in town at college when it started and then went to work at Target. She was one of the few they had work till close, so at almost 10pm with the roads drifting over I trekked in to get her, sure her old Honda Accord wouldn’t make it home. I sent my wife a message that I didn’t know if I’d make it to town and back, her reply was a reminder of faith: “Oh my goodness. I prayed as soon as you left for a herd of...

Duration:00:09:35

Finding Life, Eyes Wide Open

2/15/2021
Last Friday we talked about the new original sin of Chinese Forced Labor, we all benefit with cheap goods and it encourages us to lie and ignore our conscience. So why did I use the term original sin? Well biblically, that sin from Adam and Eve impacts us all. Sin brought death and we all are subject to the consequences of death. Chinese Forced Labor, for decades unchecked - I doubt you can go to the store and avoid something made in china, maybe or maybe not, made my slave labor - brings...

Duration:00:16:44

Our New Original Sin - Chinese Forced Labor

2/12/2021
Right now, in some way, you are probably enjoying the benefits of forced labor, some would say slave labor. It is evil, yet you and I are complicit. It is also, in my opinion, a great factor in the current culture of lying and deceit in our news and media. If you can’t be honest about the great lie, eventually will be tainted by lies. Now, is all Chinese labor slave labor or forced labor? No, but the surveillance powers of the Chinese Government make it really hard to know what is and what...

Duration:00:12:31

Make Yourself Heard!

2/11/2021
So it looks like the NBA has instructed the Dallas Mavericks to play the National Anthem. Good, the people have spoken! It is a small example that if you make yourself heard, sometimes, people listen. Especially when it’s big business and they are worried about their pocket books. In some ways, there might not be a better time to make yourself heard. Entertainment, TV, Sports, all are hurting financially. They can’t take a lot of hits. See an injustice, make yourself heard and be...

Duration:00:09:18

O, Say Can You See!

2/10/2021
I saw today that the Dallas Mavericks have quit playing the National Anthem before games. It got me thinking: Taxpayers fund or help fund sports stadiums. Between 1990 and 2010, 84 new facilities were built for the 122 teams playing in the four largest professional sports leagues. The combined construction cost was $34 billion, with $20 billion coming from public funding. In fact, there are few policy topics on which economists agree more – only one out of 35 of the top economists polled...

Duration:00:12:49

Take A Leap! And Get Busy Living

2/9/2021
I was reviewing the upcoming mini-documentary on my battle overcoming suicide and life with my family. It was done at the end of last summer and one of the main scenes is us cliff diving into a lake. Looking outside at the snow, it was a warm, fond memory! Right before the family jumps, I tell about writing the following poem when I was a young man struggling to find his way: Took a storm To crack the mortar The stone, the aged clay The walls I’d built to shield myself From rains I...

Duration:00:11:48

Are You An "A" Student?

2/8/2021
Lack of self-awareness and honesty is one of the most crippling things a human can do to themselves. Teaching your kids to do the same is worse. As you get older, you observe that a lot of people never learned why they weren’t "A" students in school. Not that an "A" students can't be irrational, they can, but usually to get As requires a work ethic and basic level of aptitude and skill along with a decent level of self-awareness, i.e. if I don’t work hard I won’t get good grades. While "C"...

Duration:00:13:13

Chicken Pot Pie, and The Beauty of Tribes

2/5/2021
I can remember the smells and happiness. Sunday gatherings at Ma Dick’s, short for Dickerson, when I was a young boy and my mom hauled me and my brothers down to Mississippi every summer. Her home was hot, an old simple dwelling, and the kitchen probably got to 120 degrees on Sunday afternoons. It was filled with delicacies, pot pies with dumplings, sweet tea, okra, biscuits, pies, green beans, watermelon and much more that I’m missing. Every room was filled to the point that men were...

Duration:00:12:51

Survival and Pride, Prayer and Fasting

2/4/2021
In a facebook conversation yesterday, I said to a friend, “people are far less driven by their conscience than they are by their survival instincts and pride.” It is true. It is true about me, and it is true about you. It is one of the reasons all humans need “religion” - to train themselves to develop and follow a true conscience. Lose that training, you risk losing your conscience, your compass, and falling victim to your most base instincts. Of course, I believe my faith, Christianity,...

Duration:00:13:26

Be Like Toodles, A Sojourner!

2/3/2021
My wife and I (girlfriend at the time), were on the homeward leg of a motorcycle journey and we had one last stop to make with my Grandma Toodles. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I approached long-haired on a motorcycle with a strange girl. But Grandma Toodles never failed, and she had supper ready and not soon after, with a grin, asked if she could try on my helmet! She said if she was younger she’d have me give her a ride. I tried to coax her, but she wouldn’t budge. You see, there is a...

Duration:00:09:09

Cleaning Our Cells And Our Souls

2/2/2021
We are sojourners! How do we war against the things that war against our soul? We go deep! Physically and spiritually! From a Forbes magazine article on fasting: "Longo’s hypothesis is that fasting (or starvation) forces your body to “recycle a lot of the immune cells that are not needed” which explains the drop in the white blood cell count. Two of the key mechanisms are an enzyme called PKA and a hormone called IGF-1, both of which are reduced by fasting. Once you start eating again,...

Duration:00:17:21

We Are Sojourners

2/1/2021
From a prayer to Christ our King: “we are sojourners on earth, our true citizenship is in heaven” Sojourn – a temporary stay (n) or – to stay for a time in a place (v) Sometimes a stranger helps us when we are broken down. More often than not, they pass you by. Sometimes you wake up to a happy surprise, sometimes a horrible disaster. But don’t worry, you are sojourner! 1 Chronicles 29:15: "For we are strangers before you and sojourners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth...

Duration:00:13:31