An Interview format show where guests will share the ways in which God’s love and grace has touched their lives. We all experience dark times at some point, and these testimonies will help listeners strengthen their faith and reach out toward the light that radiates from a God who cares, who heals and who loves us unconditionally.
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Bitterness is an emotion that can steal our joy and leave us trapped in an abyss of darkness. It hinders our relationships, isolating our hearts from the ability to give or accept love, and separating us from God. Bitterness can stem from many different sources, whether it be a loss, unmet expectations, or circumstances that lead us to believe everyone is against us.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to share the gospel in our politically correct society. Perhaps most intimidating is defending and discussing our Christian beliefs with those we know the best, whether neighbors, friends, or family members. We bear the burden of self-consciousness and fear objections in our awkward and often aggressive attempt to introduce others to the light of Godâ€™s saving grace.
The diagnosis of a chronic disease affects every facet of a personâ€™s daily lifestyle, including relationships with family, friends, self-image, and emotional and spiritual well-being. Sometimes, a diagnosis can take years, and during that period of waiting, the patient struggles with unexplained symptoms that cause pain, uncertainty, and frustration. The diagnosis itself can generate resentment, fear, and hopelessness.
Every writer has a motivation for honing and perfecting the craft, ranging from financial gain to a passion for reaching others with a message conveyed through the written word. Christian writers often feel a tug at the heart that canâ€™t be ignored to spread the word of Jesus Christ, whether it be in an overt manner through inspirational work such as devotionals and articles in Christian magazines, or with a subtler theme expressed in fictional settings.
Jesus teaches us to â€œLove our neighborâ€ and â€œlove our enemies.â€ Forgiveness can be difficult, especially when our neighbor lives within a different culture from our own and our enemy has heaped atrocities on our nation that can never be forgotten. Peace and understanding can be achieved through the efforts of one person at a time, willing to be the hands and feet of Jesus, to reach out with a forgiving and compassionate heart, to recognized that Jesus loves all peoples.
Sara Foust is an award-winning author of inspirational romantic suspense. This spring, she left her husband and five children on their mini-farm in East Tennessee to join a mission trip to the Philippines. She found herself thrust into surroundings and a culture quite different from our own. Challenged to step far out of her comfort zone, she describes the adventure as an amazing, life-changing trip.
We are all called to fulfill Godâ€™s purpose in one way or another. Our mission as Christians is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Some people demonstrate the courage, the energy, and the faith to serve in such a manner as to make an impact on the injustices that society imposes on certain groups within our society.
Loss comes in many forms, from death of a loved one to employment termination and circumstances in between. Every loss often brings with it unwelcome change to our daily lives and leaves open wounds on the hearts of those who experience it. How do we begin this journey from the dark times of sadness and grief to the light of healing and happiness?
Janyne McConnaughey, PhD, an educator for 40 years, reveals what she learned about childhood trauma through the revelation of her own shocking story when prompted to seek professional help through therapy. Janyne chronicles her journey to emotional and psychological healing in her book, Brave: A Personal Story of Healing Childhood Trauma.
Prayer is a vital part of the Christian life. It is a way to show our praise to God and a means by which we communicate our deepest thoughts in order to enter into relationship with Him. What steps do we need to take to develop an active prayer life that enables us to offer personal and powerful prayers to our creator? Elton Streyle and his two grandchildren, Ali and Noah Booth, have created the Time With Our Creator blog, which helps answer that very question.
Christ died on the cross to atone for our sins. Never has anyone endured such intense undeserved punishment and paid such a high price for the sake of others as He did. Sin is a messy business, and when it impacts the innocent, we still have to live through the consequences of someone else's evil actions. How do we do that without allowing anger and bitterness to take root in our lives? Can we relinquish our desire for revenge into God's hands and let Him deal out justice.
Easter is the most significant time of year for believers in the Christian faith, when we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior. This Lenten and Easter season provides a wonderful opportunity to tell others why we live in the secure knowledge that through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross, we have a glorious future in eternity. Author Ada Brownell explain the reasons she finds the Easter season to be the most joyous time of year.
When we think about the Lenten season and the approach of Easter, it often takes us back to thoughts of what life was like for the people who lived in the first century. What kind of freedoms did they have? Were those who followed the Messiah Yeshua, in danger for proclaiming their faith? Was there discord between family members who found a new faith in Jesus Christ and those who maintained their loyalty to the Orthodox beliefs?
We are entering the beginning of Lent, the forty days prior to Easter Sunday. This is the season when Christians are called to reflect on the passion of our Lord on the cross, His resurrection, and the hope we have in Him. Easter Sunday holds the promise of a new beginning. When we accept Him and the sacrifice He made for us, we develop a special bond with Christ that is often difficult to define, and freedom from all that prevents us from fulfilling our purpose in life.
Author H L Wegley draws on a rich store of experience and knowledge of Christian apologetics to craft political thrillers that convey a poignant message. His novels are brimming with action-packed adventure, thrilling suspense, a little romance, and glimpses of a fictional future America that could become all too real.
Do we as Christians know our mission as members of our respective churches and as brothers and sisters in the body of Christ? What are pastors taught about mission? What does mission look like, has it changed over the years, and how do we effectively carry it out?
What are your goals for 2018? Do you plan to travel the same old flat path, or are you looking for challenges that take you to the peaks of mountains? In his book, I Can Stand on Mountains, author Dan Manningham offers encouragement and challenge toward a better life grounded in man's relationship with God.
Only a few days remain between now and Christmas Day, a holiday celebrated in the United States with oftentimes too much food, extravagant spending, and festive parties. This is not a time when we want to even allow a thought to enter our head about the dark places of the world, where hunger, terror, and unspeakable exploitation are the daily norm.
We have entered into the Advent and Christmas season, when our hearts are filled with joy, peace, and love. Well, theyâ€™re supposed to be anyway. But what if theyâ€™re not? What if we are dealing with physical pain, illness, financial burdens, marital problems, loss of a loved one, or any number of other circumstances that encompass human suffering and overshadow the festiveness of the season? Is there anything good about suffering?
November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Adoption, which used to carry a stigma and an atmosphere of secrecy, has changed in many ways over the years. What are the pros and cons of adoption? What are the steps prospective adoptive parents should take? What is the purpose and function of the foster care system? Should the church play a role in the lives of adoptive families?
Evangelism takes many forms. It can be as subtle as offering to give thanks before a meal with friends and family, or as bold as sharing our own testimony in front of an auditorium of thousands. Those who hear the stirring words of the evangelistic speaker often perceive him or her as a person whose life was blessed with an extraordinary relationship with the Lord, and because of that bond, never encountered hardship or faced adversity.
What does eternity mean to you? Is there such a thing, or does our existence cease at our death? Does our behavior here on earth determine our destination in heaven or hell, or are such places even real? Is there any truth to the stories told of near death experiences? Is science attempting to refute that there is a God, or do science and theology compliment each other?
Author Darcie Gudger shares what she has learned about the effect of bullying and the devastating effect of human trafficking on our youth and the reasons why she chose to address these topics in her Guarded series books, Spin and Toss.
Attendance in Americaâ€™s churches is dwindling rapidly. Yet, the need to spread the gospel continues to be paramount. How can we as Christians move from behind the four walls of our church buildings to interact in our communities and meet the spiritual needs of our neighbors without coming across as forceful and preachy? Should outreach efforts target only those with physical needs, or should they seek to build relationships with all members of the community?
As a widow, Louise Looney started her writing career at age 79, and has since written five books. Her first book was chosen as the Best Book on Christian Living, 2011. Louise is a sought-after speaker and was a key-note speaker at the Colorado Christian Writerâ€™s Conference this spring. There, she was chosen as the â€œWriter of the Year.â€
Bob shares his experiences as a volunteer chaplain at Ground Zero right after the attacks on 9/11. Chaplain Bob spent 40 days on what was known as the pile, the perimeter, and at St Paulâ€™s Chapel, ministering to victimsâ€™ families, firefighters, police officers, and other volunteers.
This week's show features speaker, writer, and Bible teacher Lisa Radcliff
John A. Tindall is a PTSD Peacemaker in Loveland, Colorado. He spoke about the symptoms and effects of PTSD and the program he has created of PTSD transformation that aids veterans and their families in leading healthy and happy lives.
Kim Tisor is the Morning Show host for KTLF, a Christian, listener-supported radio station based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Kim spreads joy and inspiration to listeners on Sonrise with Christian music by well-known contemporary artists and personal thoughts about her walk with the Lord. KIm shared her faith journey and the recent challenge that has strengthened her relationship with our Heavenly Father.
Christopher is a campus missionary for Reliant and his local church, The Revolution, at Ball State University. A recent graduate of Ball State with a major in journalism and telecommunications, Christopher is passionate about connecting with people and building community. Christopher shared ways his church is helping young people on fire for Jesus Christ spread the gospel on college campuses and beyond.
Author, speaker, and adventurer Eric Sprinkle is the founder of Adventure Experience. Eric has traveled the world and spanned the adventure spectrum from summiting active volcanoes in New Zealand to kayaking among glaciers in Alaska. Eric believes that adventure can put us back in touch with the meaning of life, revitalize our purpose at work, and enhance our relationships,
Author and counselor Evelyn Leite is founder of LDOiving with Solutions and A Center for Training and Restoration. Evelyn is highly regarded for her seminars in multicultural counseling and education. A multi-published author, her books are written to help people understand the disease of alcoholism and co-dependency. Her latest work is Women: What Do We Want?
Scoti Domeij is mom to Army Ranger Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer Domeij, the most deployed soldier in the war on terror to be killed in action. She knows firsthand the significance of Memorial Day. Scoti knows her way around the writing and publishing world and is acquisitions editor for Blackside Publishing.
Dr. Gordon Penfold serves as the executive director of Fresh Start Ministries that assists plateaued, declining, and conflicted churches. He also is the co-founder of Turnaround Pastor, Inc. and is the Second Vice President of the Great Commission Research Network, which is dedicated to understanding effective Great Commission ministry practices and the extension of those ministry practices worldwide.
Abby Banks shared the story of her then seven-month old son, Wyatt, diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease that left him paralyzed and wheelchair bound. Abby is a mom turned author and special needs advocate. Her book, Love Him Anyway, chronicles the heartbreak and hope of a family forced into the fray of a fight they never expected to encounter.
Rebecca Carey Lyles grew up in Wyoming, the setting for her award-winning Kate Neilson novels. Rebecca has a heart for those imprisoned in various forms, and her books often center around that theme. She also loves to mentor writers to hone their craft.
Michelle is the author of An Invitation to the Table: Embracing the Gift of Hospitality. She shared what this characteristic really means, what the Bible says about it, and how we can all practice it more effectively. Michelle shared some very personal experiences that led to her deeper understanding of hospitality.
Ken serves as Chaplain and Interim Director at Arkansas Valley Hospice and pastors Crowley Community Baptist Church in Ordway, Colorado. Ken shared his insight and experience into how we handle grief and the impact it can have on our lives.
ob Cook is the Founder and Executive Director of 252Underground Youth Ministry, located in the Philadelphia area. For the past twenty years, Rob has been showing teens that there is more to life than young people think. His attitude of acceptance and understanding lays the groundwork for hearts to open to the love of Jesus and biblical truth. Rob is the author of controversial teen devotionals Regener8 and Illumin8.
Chinene Shipley Dupler, is a well-respected speaker on marriage and parenting, as well as the Founder and President/CEO of Pink Polka Dot Productions and the Passion4Moms ministry. Chimeneâ€™s soon to be released book, The High Calling of Motherhood, addresses the spiritual and emotional aspects of this esteemed responsibility God has entrusted to women.
Edie Melson is a leading professional within the publishing industry and an expert in social media. Her ebook, Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers, is a best-seller Edie shared tips about building a social media presence and appropriate ways to navigate through the flurry of opinion and negativity dominating todayâ€™s social media community.
Julie Arduini is the author of the Surrendering Time series, a trilogy of Christian contemporary romance novels set in the Adirondacks of New York State. Julie shared the reasons why surrender has been a struggle for her, ways she learned to surrender her insecurities to God, and how listeners can reap the rewards of a satisfying life through surrender.
Author Dianne Butts has written six books, including 3 in the â€œProphecies Fulfilledâ€ series. Dianne shared ways she spreads the word of God through her writing, blogging, and membership in the Christian Motorcylists Association. Diane discussed Bible prophecy and the implications in todayâ€™s world.
Originally a PhD scientist, Amy Deardon now pursues a career as an award-winning author, publisher, and budding online entrepreneur. Amy shared her amazing story of how she came to faith through studying the historic circumstances surrounding the death of Jesus.
Multi-published author Linda Evans Shepherdâ€™s latest book, Winning Your Daily Spiritual Battles: Living Empowered by the Armor of God, addresses spiritual warfare. Linda will share strategies to fight and win against the forces that keep us from living the full and intentional life God has planned for us.
Cheri Swalwell, author of the Spoken From the Heart series, offered tips on how to embrace the challenges of life as opportunities for a closer relationship and deeper understanding of our God, who loves His children enough to want only the best for us! Cheri shared ways she has overcome fear with faith and challenged adversity as a God-given adventure.
Jenna Victoria has just released her debut novella, War of the Heart (A Snow Globe Christmas). Jenna shared her writing journey and how Godâ€™s gifts of hope and peace have enabled her to persevere through the challenge of metastatic breast cancer.
Mark Fisher, is employed with Arkansas Valley Hospice in Southeastern Colorado as Family Services Coordinator. He discussed the mission of Hospice and the meaning of palliative care. Mark outlined steps in the grieving process and shared ways to deal with grief and loss, especially during the holiday season.
Multi-published author Tiffany Amber Stockton shared how God directed her to launch the writing career she never planned for, the stumbling blocks and rewards she encountered along the way, and much more about the writing life. Tiffany also discussed Nerium International anti-aging products, which she promotes through her home-based business, Eagle Enterprises.
Richard has been actively involved with Samaritanâ€™s Purse Operation Christmas Child for several years, currently serving as network coordinator in SE Colorado. Richard provided valuable information about the project and shared stories of his experiences at end point distribution sites.
Veteran Angela Hatton embarked on a solo cross-country trek to raise awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in veterans. Angela shared many facets of her endeavor, how has she involved veterans in her walk, and how we as fellow Americans help veterans overcome their struggles.
Jean taught business and financial management in SE Colorado for 32 years and is current owner of Crossroads Homemade Goodness Catering. Jean is a Bent County Commissioner candidate. She shared the responsibilities of candidates and voters, and how our faith plays a major part in our decisions.
Retired music teacher Bonnie Hoffman finds joy in using music as a form of worship. Despite her unfailing dedication and love for the Lord, she has experienced loss, heartbreak, and frustration, resulting in anger at God. Bonnie shared how God reveals Himself through music and her inspiring story of how He brought her from times of despair and discouragement back to the light of His love.
Runner Bob Fowler, struck down by â€œsudden cardiac deathâ€ in 2013, experienced clinical death for well over twenty minutes. A series of circumstances and the hand of God have enabled him to return to his employment and to the sport of running. Bob shared his amazing story and what he has learned about himself, his relationship to others, and his connection with God.
Tanya is an inspirational romance author whose world was shattered when she was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. Her passion is to share Christ with others and talk about how trusting in God to direct her path takes faith. Tanya shared her journey as a writer and as a child of God and what she learned about His faithfulness during a time of adversity and uncertainty.
Multi-published author and womenâ€™s conference director Tracy Wainwright shared how our thoughts influence us on a daily basis and much more about living a transformed life. Tracy also shared ways she spreads the good news of the gospel through her writing, speaking, and ministry activities, and gave listeners a preview of her upcoming series on transforming your life.
A former businessman forced out of his career due to complications of glaucoma, Glenn is now a lay minister with a Master of Divinity degree from Bethel University. He combines his love of spreading Godâ€™s word with his passion for writing inspirational fiction with an edge for young people ages 10-14. Glennâ€™s debut novel, Run, is now available, the first in his Intense series.
Dorris is the Event Coordinator for Thistle Farms, a community of women in Nashville who have survived abuse, trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. Dorris spoke about the communityâ€™s therapeutic power manifested through the belief that â€œLove Healsâ€ and discusses their societal enterprises, including their global market.
Acquisitions editor and former literary agent Terry Whalin shared many of the tips he has learned during his extensive career in the writing and publishing field. Terry also gave us a glimpse into some of his own personal struggles he faced during his career journey.
Husband and wife Caryn and Peter Boddie revealed not only some of the amazing facts and buried secrets they uncovered about Colorado history and the skiing industry, but why this project led them out of a dark time and became a blessing in their lives.
Steve Garufi fulfilled his desire to bicycle across America on a forty-five day journey from California to Georgia. Steve discussed basic facts about undertaking such am arduous journey, and what he learned along the way about himself and his relationship with God. Listeners will enjoy Steveâ€™s inspirational message and words of encouragement for pursuing their own dream.
Juan is a recovering drug addict celebrating two years of sobriety. Juan talked about his journey from desperation as a hard core addict to hope and healing through support of others and the power of Godâ€™s love.
Lynnae Herdman and her husband are credentialed and licensed with Open Ministry by L. Hoffmire, Chaplain. Lynnae shared the heartbreak she has experienced after an inappropriate relationship with a pastor she trusted, the strength she has gained from her husband's unfailing support, and the healing grace of God's unconditional love.
Dr. Harold is a social and organizational psychologist, founder of Pursuit of Influence, and author of Second Shift: How to Grow Your Part-Time Passion to Full-Time Influence. Dr. Harold spoke about parenting, marriage, our responsibility to develop as all God wants us to be, and shared deep and painful memories of his childhood, when he experienced rejection.
Faith is a poet, illustrator, ghost writer, and speaker. Faith spoke from the heart about the difficult journey she has traveled through abuse, homelessness, and the loss of her children through death. Yet, despite all of her despair, Faith holds a strong belief in God and the power of prayer.
Multi-published author Caryl McAdoo has written non-fiction, historical and contemporary romantic Christian fiction, Biblial fiction, and mid-grade novels. Caryl shared Godâ€™s amazing intervention in her writing journey and how he led her and her husband through a dark struggle. Caryl talked about the themes she conveys in her books.
Cherie is the About.com Friendship Expert and author of 100 Simple Ways to Have More Friends. She shared key aspects of relationships and friendships, the messages she conveys through her writing, why faith is such an important element in her life, and how it has helped her through dark times and back to light.
Christy is the author of Snow Out of Season, a novel that touches on the issues of marriage, SIDS, crisis pregnancy, and pro-life vs pro-choice. Christy shared some fo the adventures God sent her on prior to her career as an author and talked about why she chose to tackle the topics she did in her debut novel.
Author, speaker, and â€œQueen of Resilienceâ€ Debbie Hardy shared lessons God has taught her through her experience with the loss of her husband to cancer and the importance of forgiving her abusive father. Author of Free to be Fabulous: 100 Ways to Look and Feel Younger â€“ at 40, 50, and Beyondâ€”, Debbie shared tips that help her feel younger in her 60â€™s than she did at 39!
Kathryn â€Miss Kathyâ€ Ross shared her passion for quality education and spreading the word of God through the creative venue of story. She spoke about the concept of Principle Approach education and emphasized the importance of teaching our children and grandchildren who they are as Godâ€™s creations. Pageant Wagon Publishing has lots of exciting projects in progress!
Author, speaker, and mom of four, Paula Moldenhauer encourages others to be released into full potential through freedom in Christ and the empowerment of Godâ€™s grace. Paula shared her journey from self-perceived failure in Godâ€™s eyes to a person of faith, flourishing in His love and grace. Listen to Pualaâ€™s tips on how to breathe in the fragrance of God in 2016!
Davalynn is wife and mother to rodeo bullfighters and an award wnning author. She explained what the rodeo arena and real cowboys are truly like, shared how she has learned to trust the faithfulness of Godâ€™s promises, and talked about the message she conveys in her writing endeavors.
Allen Arnold, founder of Thomas Nelson Fiction, currently leads Content & Resources for Ransomed Heart Ministries (led by John Eldredge). Allen shared his passion for storytelling in partnership with the Creator and how to develop an awakened heart that nourishes that partnership.
Gail is the author of the memoir Catching Up With Daylight and her recently released WWII womenâ€™s fiction work, In This Together.Gail shared the insecurities that kept her from launching her writing career on a full time basis for so many years and how she learned to overcome them.
MK has traveled to twenty countries sharing the message of hope, healing and restoration. She spoke about how important her message is to the citizens of third world countries and how it has changed and has the potential to change lives in dramatic ways.
Delores is the author of Be the Miracle, a collection of stories the author has experienced that demonstrate that Godâ€™s miraculous power is still at work in the world. Delores shared her life experiences and ways we can be the miracle in the lives of others.
Stephanie is an author and the founder of Dwelling Place Ministries, which offers conferences and classes to those wishing to deepen their understanding of Godâ€™s word and develop their ministry gifts.?? She is also an international speaker and teacher. Stephanie shared ways she brings the word of God to others and lessons He has taught her on her journey.
Author, Pulitzer prize winning journalist, and Chief Administrative Officer of Care for the Homeless in New York City Terry Brennan shared obstacles he has faced while navigating through his three highly successful careers. His story attests to the faithfulness of God to those who truly seek to follow His will.
An author and acquisitions editor, ?Susan shared her writing journey, why she writes romance that deals with tough life issues, and what romance really means within the framework of Godâ€™s plan. Susan also spoke about her duties as an acquisitions editor and what she expects from a submitted manuscript.
An author and speaker, Gayle M. Irwin shared her passion for companion animals and the pet-human bond. She familiarized listeners with her books, based on her experiences with her pets, and her speaking mnistry. Gayle informed listeners of ways they can assist with pet rescue and Adopt-A-Shelter-Pet Month.
Reverend Joanne White, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Saranac Lake, N. Y., recently returned from sabbatical to Scotland. Pastor White shared the meaning of her pastorship and how her sabbatical to Scotland facilitated spiritual, emotional, and physical healing.
Aleta is an author and retired higher education administrator who has studied, researched, and taught the Bible for most of her adult life. Author of Biblical Solutions for Daily Living, Aleta shared her journey from knowing about God to a knowledge of Him as her personal Lord and Savior.
Kelly is a speaker, blogger, and the author of Courageous Faith, a Bible study that empowers women to claim the promises of God. Kelly shared the inspiring story of triumph over her struggles as the young wife of a military husband confronted with the special needs of three of her four children.
Bob serves the public in many different capacities, including firefighter, EMT, and chaplain. Bob shared many of his experiences in emergency situations, including on scene at some of Americaâ€™s most horrific tragedies and where he has found Godâ€™s light in the midst of sufferingâ€™s darkness. Bob has a 9/11 completed work awaiting publication contract.
Author Carolyn Sherrow spoke about her experience with dissociative disorder precipitated by her exposure to ritual abuse as a young child. Carolyn is an author who has a three book series in various stages of crafting and publication.