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Thousands of people have been taught forms of Christianity that led them into more bondage than freedom. Why do we feel like we have been enslaved by the truth when it’s supposed to set us free? Join your hosts, Joe and Rachel Tenney, as they discuss how to fight disillusionment, and move forward in the hope of Jesus Christ. This is the Control Freak Christianity podcast.
 
Ever wanted to get into plants or gardening, but didn’t know where to start? Whether you have the greeenest of thumbs, or have never touched a plant, our goal is to teach you something new without being too overwhelming. Listen along as Sam (plant novice) questions his wife, Rachel (BS in Plant Science) about all things plants!
 
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In today's episode Sam and I go over how to care for Kalanchoes, specifically Kalanchoe blossfeldiana. We answer questions including; What is a kalanchoe? What's the history of kalanchoe? Are they easy to care for? Lighting needs? Watering needs? How to fertilize them? Soil needs? What pests are they prone to? How to manage flowers and reflowering?…
 
Former TLC star from "19 and Counting," Josh Duggar has been charged with possessing Child Pornography. He is another yet conservative Christian that has shown a horrific willingness to abuse others. Joe and Rachel discuss how they used to hold similar beliefs as the Duggars. God has helped Joe and Rachel come to freedom, perhaps He will show the s…
 
In today's episode, Sam and I discuss the basics of spring indoor plant care, particularly the aspect of moving your indoor plants outside for the warmer months of the year. We answer questions including; Can you put any plant outside in the summer? Benefits to putting indoor plants outside? Cons to putting indoor plants outside? How do you put you…
 
In today’s episode, Sam and I learn all about vines in the houseplant world. We answer questions including; What is a vine? Examples of indoor vining plants? Why are vines the way they are? How to tell if your plant is climbing & does it need support? (submitted question by listener) Different types of support? How to train Morning Glories? (submit…
 
I had the opportunity to chat with Clint Lewis, owner of Orchid Dynasty. He shares his knowledge of orchids from his years of being involved with the industry and where you can start as a beginner and have success with your own orchid. Find more about Clint and Orchid Dynasty; Instagram - @orchiddynasty Website - www.orchiddynasty.com Store - 365 W…
 
In today's episode we dive into the world of cacti and how to care for them. We answer questions including; What is a cactus? History of cacti? Are they easy to care for? Where to place them in your home? Best watering practices? What soil is best for cacti? How to repot a cactus? What pests are they prone to? How do you fertilize them? How to prop…
 
Today, Sam and I discuss leca, a growing medium for indoor plants that's been recently growing in popularity. We answer questions including; What the heck is leca? Why are we talking about it in a plant podcast? What is its history? Pros of leca? Cons of leca? Why is it popular? What plants do well in leca? How to switch to leca? Thanks for listeni…
 
In a world where internet experts and armchair theorists abound, Joe and Rachel discuss the importance of listening to people who actually live out their own ideas. How can we tell if somebody is a practitioner? How do we know if their practice is healthy and good? And what does a practitioner learn from engaging in real life?…
 
In today’s episode we dive into root rot, a common plant disease that can plague any indoor plant! We answer the following questions; What is root rot? Where does it come from? Why is it such a common problem? What does it do to a plant? Can it spread to other nearby plants? How do you treat it? How can you avoid root rot? Thanks for listening! Con…
 
In today’s episode we go over how to care for your Tradescantia or Wandering Dude plant. We answer questions including; What is the history of Wandering Dude? Easy or hard to care for? Lighting needs? Watering needs? Does it flower? What soil is best for it? How to propagate it? How to fertilize it? What pests is it prone to? When do you repot it? …
 
In today’s episode Sam and Rachel go over the how’s and why’s of cleaning your indoor plants. We answer questions including; Why do I need to clean my plants? What are the benefits? How often do I clean them? Are there any wrong ways to clean your indoor plants? What’s the different ways to clean your indoor plants? What are other ways to keep your…
 
In today's episode we go over all the different aspects of artificial lighting and how to use them for your indoor plants. We answer questions including; Why do plants need light? What wavelengths of light do plants use? What is artificial lighting? Types of artificial lighting? Which type of artificial light is most popular for indoor plants? Why …
 
What are you limiting yourself from achieving just because you don’t think you are qualified? For anyone who thinks they don’t have the experience or they don’t have the talent, this episode is for you. Joining me on the show today is a woman who is setting a great example and inspiring young women in sport, the amazing Dora Atim! Dora is a Nike ru…
 
In today's episode we go over all the basics for successfully caring for alocasias. We answer the following questions; What are alocasias? Lighting needs? Watering needs? How do you fertilize it? How to manage it's soil? What pests are they prone to and how to get rid of them? How to propagate an alocasia? Extra care tips! Thank you for your suppor…
 
Joining me on the show today is my incredible friend Mary Huckle – a Wellness Coach, living with secondary breast cancer. Mary has been in the fitness industry for 16 years with many strings to her bow. Becoming a Personal Trainer was inevitable given her life long passion for movement. Being diagnosed with any type of cancer is devastating news. W…
 
In today’s podcast we go over variegation in indoor plants. We answer questions including; What is variegation? Where do variegated houseplants come from? Are there any consequences to a plant having variegation? What are the types of variegation and what causes them? Can variegated plants be rare? Can you create variegation at home? Thanks for lis…
 
Previous guests, Bethany and Adia, return to talk about the cost they had to pay to publically share their stories. All of us benefitted from each of their first visits with co-hosts Joe and Rachel, but few know how much hardship those interviews brought them. From being attacked by people who didn't like what they had to say, to reopening wounds t…
 
In today’s episode Rachel interviews author of “My Life in Plants”, Katie Vaz. Find more about Katie; Website - katievaz.com Instagram - @katiemarievaz Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/shop/KatieVaz "My Life in Plants" Book - https://amzn.to/2Y2inIV Thanks for listening! Consider leaving a review for our podcast. Follow us; Instagram - @tenneyplant…
 
Join us as we discuss all the aspects for caring for Hoyas or Wax Plants. We answer questions including; What are Hoyas and where do they come from? Are they low or high maintenance? Where to place them/lighting needs? What are their watering needs? Soil needs? When to fertilize them? How to propagate them? What pests are they prone to? Extra care …
 
Abusers are not the only ones to blame for cultures of abuse. The enablers, those who stand by and don't resist abuse, bear culpability as well. Joe and Rachel touch on the biblical theology of Justice, discuss how we have all fallen short in acting justly, and give examples of how passivity against abusers hurts the abused. But for all of our fail…
 
In today's episode we discuss just how popular houseplants are today, the causes behind it, and if houseplant crazes have ever happened in the past. Thanks for listening! Consider leaving a review for our podcast. Follow us; Instagram - @tenneyplants YouTube - Tenney Plants Channel Blog - www.tenneyplants.com Pinterest - Tenney Plants Email us! - t…
 
In another interview with Pastor Miguel Davilla, co-hosts Joe and Rachel discuss many of the challenges abused people face in the church, even as they need church. Everything from how to identify a healthy or unhealthy church, to when the police should be called in an abusive situation, this interview pulls on years of experience and wisdom from Pa…
 
Today Sam and I dive deep into the history of one of the most iconic Christmas plants, the poinsettia. We discuss the following questions; What's the poinsettias history? Is it always bright red? How to make it re-flower? Is it a delicate or hardy plant? Temperature needs? Lighting needs? Watering needs? How to propagate it? Thanks for listening an…
 
In today’s episode we go over how to care for two common Christmas houseplants; the Norfolk Island Pine and the Christmas Cactus. We answer the following questions for each plant; What is it's history? Watering needs? Lighting needs? Fertilizing needs? When to repot it? Soil needs? How to make it re-flower? How to propagate it? Extra tips and facts…
 
In this episode we discuss how to care for your prayer plant (Maranta & Calathea). We answer questions including; What is a prayer plant? What is the history of prayer plants? What light levels do they need? Temperature & humidity needs? What are their watering needs? What soil do they prefer? When to repot your prayer plant? What fertilizer to use…
 
The way we move is everything. Joining me on the show today is a friend of mine who shares many of the same views I do within the fitness industry, Allison Tenney! Allison is a Strengths and Conditioning Coach based in the US and has prided herself on the effort she’s made to integrate personal development strategies into her classes. She has led a…
 
Today we discuss all the common houseplant pests, how to prevent them, and different options to get rid of them. We go over spider mites, fungus gnats, white flies, aphids, scale, thrips, mealybugs, and springtails. Product Links Mentioned; Diatomaceous earth - https://amzn.to/3nHhv7C Sticky Traps - https://amzn.to/3nJA2Af Neem Oil - https://amzn.t…
 
It’s no secret that I’m a big believer in fitness fundamentals. Joining me on the show today to chat about all things in regards to group fitness, coaching basics, and what she’s learned through strength and conditioning education, Tana von Zitzewitz! Tana has been working in the fitness industry for thirteen years now, having worked as a Master Tr…
 
In this episode we go over the science behind how plants survive cold weather, how to manage your houseplants in the winter months, and what plants survive best in drafty windowsills or doorways! Thanks for listening! Consider leaving a review for our podcast. Follow us; Instagram - @tenneyplants YouTube - Tenney Plants Channel Blog - www.tenneypla…
 
In this episode we go over how to care for your common succulent genera including jades, aloes, and cacti. We answer questions including; Where do they come from? What are succulents? Are they easy to care for? How often do you water them? What kind of soil is best? When do you repot them? How do you propagate them? What are it's lighting needs? Wh…
 
Imposter syndrome is an interesting beast. Though it may be an irrational, fear-based concept - imposter syndrome is still incredibly prevalent within our society right now and is something that holds so many talented, budding creators back from achieving their full potential. Joining me on the show today is GB Junior Head Paralifting Coach, Jason …
 
In this episode, we discuss how to take care of and water your plants if you’re leaving on an extended trip/vacation. Product Links mentioned; Twine - https://amzn.to/3kswEs6 Self-Watering Pots - https://amzn.to/3kxZKX8 Watering Bulbs - https://amzn.to/2TqSksC Wifi Self-watering system - https://amzn.to/2TvIKoy Moisture Crystals - https://amzn.to/2…
 
When it comes to our health, following good advice is crucial - but with an overwhelming volume of information around weight loss, exercise and dieting, it’s easy to see where people make mistakes. Joining me today is established Sports Performance Nutritionist and returning guest to the show, Sinead Roberts! Coming back for a second time, Sinead s…
 
How we respond to life, with its highs and lows, can vary. Different generations have been formed in different contexts, each with their own shortcomings. Joe and Rachel use some inspiration from Netflix binging, a quick nod to Philosophy, and an overview of the Book of Ecclesiastes to give some thoughts on how to deal with all of life, good and ba…
 
In today's episode we go over peace lilies and all aspects for caring for them. We discuss the following questions; Where does the Peace Lily get its name? Where does it originate? Is it an easy or hard plant to care for? Does it clean the air? How toxic is it for humans and pets? What should I place my peace lily? What are it's lighting needs? How…
 
Committing to our physical fitness is a process that can be daunting for so many out there. A huge component to this is how we perceive and digest health and wellness culture in the mainstream and also adds to why we experience feelings of disconnection, lack of belonging, or discomfort within these arenas. Joining me on the show today is someone w…
 
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