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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Guest:

Nicole Unice, Author of: Start Here


Are you wondering what saying yes to following Jesus really means? Do you want to know more about Christianity but you’re not sure what, or how, to ask? Are you just beginning a new faith in Jesus Christ? Start Here. Written by two authors who know what it’s like to seek God, Start Here answers questions such as: If God is real, now what? What is the relationship between God, Jesus & the Holy Spirit? Can I accept Jesus as the way to God? Following Jesus isn’t about rules—it’s all about relationship. So start here to find practical help and encouraging stories about what authentic Christianity really looks like. Welcome to the journey of a lifetime.



Guest:

Dr. Kevin Leman, Author of: "Sex Begins in the Kitchen"


Sex Begins in the Kitchen shows couples everywhere how to bring more passion into their marriages. Best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman explains how sexual intimacy is an expression of the care a couple shows each other in all areas of life-in communicating, sharing thoughts and feelings, and even in helping out around the house. With insightful-and often hilarious-examples, Dr. Leman shows couples how to create new joy and excitement in their relationships and make their marriages more satisfying both emotionally and physically.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Guest:

Score International

SCORE stands for….
Sharing, Christ, Our, Redeemer, Enterprises.

Vision Statement:
“To glorify God through missions in obedience to the Great Commission.” Matt. 28:19-20, 1 Peter 4:7-11

Strategic Objectives:
1. Evangelize the lost
2. Engage people in missions
3. Equip and train disciples
4. Encourage others through serving
5. Empower people to excellence 

SCORE International is a short term mission organization founded in 1984 by Ron Bishop. Originally founded as a sports ministry, SCORE has evolved into a full service mission organization. SCORE provides all inclusive trips that are managed by our qualified staff and missionaries. Each trip offers lodging, meals, trip insurance, ground transportation, interpreters, ministry set-up and a trip coordinator. These all inclusive trips make it easy for you to JUST GO!

“Til the Nets are Full!”



 


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Guest:

Brett Gould, Author of: "Comeback Bringing"


Comeback Bringing is bold. It will make you think, laugh, cry, and then some. You ll likely repeat those emotions in varying order as you connect with the heart of the message it brings. And in the end, every last word will walk you into the moment you ve been longing for...

Real life change. A purpose. A vision.

If you ve known you were meant for more, but not been able to put your finger on what more is, this book will walk you straight into the answer.

The answer isn t what we expect it to be, but it s everything we need it to be.

Comeback Bringing will lift you up and get you moving forward...

to launch a comeback that will leave a legacy of impact!


Monday, October 6, 2014

Guest:

Adam Barr, Author of: "Compassion Without Compromise"


Loving, Biblical Answers on Homosexuality

In the next year at least one of these things will happen in your life:
• A family member will come out of the closet and expect you to be okay with it.
• Your elementary-age child's curriculum will discuss LGBT families.
• Your company will talk about building a tolerant workplace for LGBT co-workers.
• Your college-age child will tell you your view on homosexuality is bigoted.

Are you ready?

In their role as pastors, Adam Barr and Ron Citlau have seen how this issue can tear apart families, friendships, and even churches. In this book they combine biblical answers with practical, real-world advice on how to think about and discuss this issue with those you care about. They also tell the story of Ron's personal journey from same-sex attraction and sexual brokenness to healing.

Truth does not preclude kindness--and a good dose of humility is necessary to love our neighbors. With sensitivity and winsomeness, this book will offer an honest but inviting message to readers: We are all in need of the healing that can only come from the truth of the gospel.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Guest:

Dr. David Jeremiah, Author of: "Agents of the Apocalypse"

Who Will Usher in Earth’s Final Days?
Are we living in the end times? Is it possible that the players depicted in the book of Revelation could be out in force today? And if they are, would you know how to recognize them?

In Agents of the Apocalypse, noted prophecy expert Dr. David Jeremiah does what no prophecy expert has done before. He explores the book of Revelation through the lens of its major players—the exiled, the martyrs, the elders, the victor, the king, the judge, the 144,000, the witnesses, the false prophet, and the beast.

One by one, Dr. Jeremiah delves into their individual personalities and motives, and the role that each plays in biblical prophecy. Then he provides readers with the critical clues and information needed to recognize their presence and power in the world today.

The stage is set, and the curtain is about to rise on Earth’s final act. Will you be ready?


 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Guest:

Joseph Zayouna, Personal Injury Lawyer

A Passion For The Right Result For Our Clients

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury caused by any unfortunate event such as a car accident or a painful slip and fall on public or private property, you need a lawyer who is passionately committed to obtaining all of the compensation to which you are legally entitled.

The Toronto personal injury lawyers of Zayouna Law Firm are committed to exactly that. We believe that the law exists to protect people in need, and we are enthusiastic about using it to get the best possible result for our clients.

Helping Individuals With Catastrophic Injuries

At Zayouna Law Firm, personal injury litigation is all we do. That enables us to address serious injuries of every kind, from injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents to slip-and-fall cases to lacerations to wrongful death claims and so on. We are also diligent in ensuring that our clients get all the benefits to which they are entitled, including disability payments and no-fault accident benefits.

We are a mid-sized firm focusing purely on personal injury. That enables us to give personalized attention to every one of our injured clients. Our concern is always to obtain the fullest and fairest possible compensation for our clients' injuries, from serious spinal cord injuries to orthopaedic injuries.

Contact Us 24 Hours A Day For A Free Consultation

We understand that an accident can take place at any time or you may need to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. For those reasons, we welcome you to call us at 416-907-4731 or contact us online 24 hours a day for a free consultation. We work on a "no-win, no-fee" basis, meaning that we are compensated only if we get compensation for you.


Tuesday, September, 23, 2014

Guest:

Wendy Gritter, Author of: "Generous Spaciousness"


Committed Christians may respond differently to gay and lesbian Christians. How can we engage those with whom we might disagree and navigate our journey together in a way that nurtures unity, hospitality, humility, and justice?

Through her extensive experience in ministering to gay and lesbian Christians, Wendy VanderWal-Gritter has come to believe we need a new paradigm for how the church engages those in the sexual minority. She encourages generous spaciousness, a hope-filled, relational way forward for those in turmoil regarding a response to gay and lesbian Christians. This book offers a framework for discussing diversity in a gracious way, showing that the church can be a place that welcomes a variety of perspectives on the complex matter of human sexuality. It also offers practical advice for implementing generous spaciousness in churches and organizations.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Guest:

Arlene Pellicane, Author of: "Growing Up Social"

In this digital age, children are spending more and more time interacting with a screen rather than a parent. Technology has the potential to add value to our families, but it can also erode a sense of togetherness and hinder a child's emotional growth. In Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World, you'll learn how to take back your home from an over-dependence on screens. Discover the five A+ skills needed to give your child the relational edge in a screen-driven world: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention. Today's screens aren't just in our living rooms; they are in our pockets. Now is the time to equip your child to live with screen time, not for screen time. Constant entertainment is not the goal of childhood. No phone, tablet, or gaming device can teach your child how to have healthy relationships; only you can. Growing Up Social will help you:

  • Equip your child to be relational rich in a digital world
  • Replace mindless screen time with meaningful family time
  • Establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference
  • Read what's working for the screen savvy family down the street
  • Prepare your child to succeed down the road in relationships and life
  • Learn healthy ways to occupy your child while you get things done


 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Guest:

South Niagara Life Center
  • Our mission as a Christian charity is to offer free and timely help, resources, and counsel to individuals and families in LIFE altering crises, distress, and circumstances.
  • We are concerned for the physical, social mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of those we serve.
  • Helping People Resolve LIFE Crisis, Issues, and Problems


Guest:

Northtown Pregnancy Center

 
We are here, because it is not enough to say no to abortion. The Christian must say “yes” to life, and back that up with actions that speak louder than words and slogans. We are here, because it is not enough to talk about problems in society such as out of wedlock births. Instead, we must pull together in faith to show that there is truly a more excellent way. And we are here, because the answer to the needs of a hurting world is in the Lord Jesus Christ. We present Him in love, knowing that He is the hope that those who come in our door need more than anything else.



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Guest:

John Eldredge, Author of: "Killing Lions"

The Challenge Before You Is a Bold One: To Accept the Wild, Daring Adventure of Becoming a Man

We want to be self-sufficient. Find our own direction as we pursue our dreams. Know it all and never ask for help. Isn’t this how most guys approach manhood? On our own, pretending we are doing better than we really are? But sooner or later the thrill of independence gets lost in the fog of isolation.

It’s time to take the pressure off. We were never meant to figure life out on our own.

This book was born out of a series of weekly phone calls between Sam Eldredge, a young writer in his twenties, and his dad, best-selling author John Eldredge. Join the conversation as a father and son talk about pursuing beauty, dealing with money, getting married, chasing dreams, knowing something real with God, and how to find a life you can call your own.

Killing Lions is more than fatherly advice. It is an invitation into a journey: either to be the son who receives fathering or the father who learns what must be spoken. Most important, these conversations speak to a searching generation: “You are not alone. Its not all up to you. You are going to find your way.”



Guest:

Mark Durie
, Speaking on the events in the middle east including ISIS

Dr Mark Durie is a theologian, human rights activist, Anglican pastor, a Shillman-Ginsburg Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum, and Adjunct Research Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at Melbourne School of Theology. He has published many articles and books on the language and culture of the Acehnese, Christian-Muslim relations and religious freedom. A graduate of the Australian National University and the Australian College of Theology, he has held visiting appointments at the University of Leiden, MIT, UCLA and Stanford, and was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 1992.


Monday, September 8, 2014

Guest:

Dr. Gary Chapman, Author of: "One More Try"


When doors slam and angry words fly, when things just aren't working out, and even when your spouse has destroyed your trust, there is hope. If you feel like your marriage is near the breaking point - even if you have already split up - Gary Chapman will show you how you can give your marriage one more try.
Separation does not necessarily mean divorce is imminent. Matter of fact, it's possible that separation may even lead to a restored, enriched, growing marriage. The outcome of this time of transition is determined solely by the individuals involved. If you're willing to make the most of that process, begin the journey with confidence as Gary walks you step-by-step towards healing and hope.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

WDCX Program Director Keri Cardinale is hosting Lifeline today. Tune in and join the conversation from 3-6pm. She'll be talking about the season of change: kids going back to school, getting a new routine, and getting back on your healthy journey. With special guests, author Becky Michel, and Robbie Raugh.


Guest:

Becky Michel, Author of: "Miles of Smiles"

"Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you are going to live your life/" -Joel Osteen

It has been said by many a pundit that it doesn't really matter what happens to you in life, but rather, how you react to it that makes the difference.

But how do we learn the skills we need to be positive and have an attitude of gratitude when we live in such a negative, thankless, self-absorbed world? Is it true that one person really can make a difference?

"God gives each of us a choice every day either to be positive and thankful, or to be negative and complaining," says speaker, author, and illustrator, Becky Michel. "The choice is up to you.

After writing Miles of Smiles Becky's niece was injured in a car accident. That helped Becky decide what book would be the first one published in the Good Attitude Christian Children's Series.

"Having a positive attitude is not always easy, but with God's help you can overcome life's adversities, change your world, and be a good example to others around you."


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Guest:

Kary Oberbrunner, Author of: "Day Job to Dream Job"


Millions of people are squandering their talents and wasting their time in jobs they don't love. They feel trapped and dissatisfied, afraid to risk their financial security to pursue their dreams. But anyone can make the leap from day job to dream job--with the right amount of knowledge, encouragement, and guts. Author, life coach, and speaker Kary Oberbrunner shows readers how to launch their dream jobs and experience the freedom to go as they please, earn as they wish, and live as they like.

His nine proven steps will help readers "jailbreak" from their day jobs without relying on an MBA, investors, or a lucky break. They'll will discover how to

· overcome self-limiting beliefs that sabotage success
· start lean and stay lean by ignoring conventional thinking
· build a dream team of experts committed to their cause
· carve out a niche and get noticed in a noisy world
· market beforehand to create critical momentum
· monetize a message to its full potential
· achieve personal clarity, competence, and confidence
· earn greater influence, impact, and income in the marketplace

Through sharing his own story and the success of others who have followed his process, Kary shows readers that anyone can turn their passion into a full-time gig.



Monday, August 25, 2014

Guest:

James Emery White, Author of: "The Rise of the Nones"


The single fastest growing religious group of our time is those who check the box next to the word none on national surveys. In America, this is 20 percent of the population. Exactly who are the unaffiliated? What caused this seismic shift in our culture? Are our churches poised to reach these people?

James Emery White lends his prophetic voice to one of the most important conversations the church needs to be having today. He calls churches to examine their current methods of evangelism, which often result only in transfer growth--Christians moving from one church to another--rather than in reaching the "nones." The pastor of a megachurch that is currently experiencing 70 percent of its growth from the unchurched, White knows how to reach this growing demographic, and here he shares his ministry strategies with concerned pastors and church leaders.



Guest:

Ian DiOrio, Author of: "Trivial Pursuits"


Your life is not a reality show. It's actual reality. But too many of us spend our lives on trivial pursuits--media, money, perpetual youth, and a culture of constant entertainment. We try to avoid the realities of pain, depression, loneliness, and mortality by filling our lives with diversions. Even worse, our churches that might use the reality of pain and suffering to point us to the cross instead dress the gospel up in the world's clothing so that it will seem more "relevant."

With pinpoint accuracy, LA club DJ turned pastor Ian DiOrio diagnoses the problem and gives us the cure. Exposing our most common empty attempts to find meaning apart from God, DiOrio points us back to God and exhorts us to find meaning in our identities as followers of Christ, as shapers of culture, and as people who participate in communities of worship.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Guest:

Chip Ingram, Author of: "Culture Shock"


Do you engage or enrage?

We live in a reactionary culture where divisive issues arise, people on either side throw stones, and everyone ends up more entrenched in their opinions rather than reaching common ground--or even exhibiting common courtesy! If there ever was a time for Christians to understand and communicate God's truth about controversial and polarizing issues, it is now. Believers must develop convictions based on research, reason, and Biblical truth--and be able (and willing) to communicate these convictions with a love and respect that reflects God's own heart.

In Culture Shock, bestselling author, pastor, and radio personality Chip Ingram shows you how to bring light rather than heat to the most controversial issues of our day. Covering topics such as right and wrong, sex, homosexuality, abortion, politics, and the environment, Culture Shock is your must-have guidebook to replacing reactionary hate with revolutionary love.

Chip Ingram is the senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and teaching pastor and CEO of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. A pastor for over thirty years, Chip has a unique ability to communicate truth and challenge people to live out their faith. Chip is author of many books, including God: As He Longs for You to See Him; The Invisible War; and Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships. Chip and his wife, Theresa, have four grown children and nine grandchildren and live in California.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Guest:

Andrew Farley: "Relaxing With God"- Part 3


Jesus didn't come to get you to do more or work harder. He came to give you rest!

Jesus calls us to exchange the heavy yoke around our necks for something he said is "easy" and "light." So why are many Christians feeling weighed down and burned out? The simple answer is that we're constantly being told we should "do more" and "be more" for God.

Bestselling author Andrew Farley calls this what it is--works-based religion--and presents us with a surprising paradox: good works spring from spiritual rest. So if you long to experience true release from the crushing expectations that the world--and the church--often throws your way, you'll find lasting hope in this unexpected message.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Guest:

Jamie George, Author of: "Love Well"


Do you feel like you’re stuck? Do you feel alone? Do you live in fear that your struggles might push others away? Do you wonder if your faith is a fraud because of the emptiness in your soul? Are you weary of trying to play by the rules and pretend that everything is okay?

In Love Well, Jamie George confronts the popular heresy that God’s children are meant to live a life absent of pain, sorrow, or conflict. On the contrary, Jamie passionately describes brokenness as a divine gift and a necessary God-ordained path to experiencing true joy and genuine redemption.

With surprising transparency, Jamie shares his personal journey of getting unstuck and provides reassuring comfort for those looking to move beyond their pain toward a life of connection and grace.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Guest:

Allison Bottke, Author of: "A Young Woman's Guide to Setting Boundaries"

The teen years, when you're no longer a child but not yet an adult, can be hard. How do you deal with the stress of school, home life, boys, teen depression, peer pressure, and so much more?

It's never been easy to be a teen, but today's world brings special challenges that require special skills. The good news is you can learn how to cope with all your stresses when you understand the power and freedom of setting healthy boundaries. You can experience God's unconditional love and acceptance, and find the courage, confidence, and hope that will transform your teen years and become the foundation of your life for years to come.

When you discover how to begin setting boundaries, you'll be joining thousands of readers of all ages who have benefited by Allison's popular Setting Boundaries series.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Guest:

Andrew Farley: "Relaxing With God"- Part 2


Jesus didn't come to get you to do more or work harder. He came to give you rest!

Jesus calls us to exchange the heavy yoke around our necks for something he said is "easy" and "light." So why are many Christians feeling weighed down and burned out? The simple answer is that we're constantly being told we should "do more" and "be more" for God.

Bestselling author Andrew Farley calls this what it is--works-based religion--and presents us with a surprising paradox: good works spring from spiritual rest. So if you long to experience true release from the crushing expectations that the world--and the church--often throws your way, you'll find lasting hope in this unexpected message.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Guest:

Jessica Thompson, Author of: "Answering Your Kids' Toughest Questions"

The Honest, Loving Answers Children Need to Hear


What should you say when your five-year-old asks about his dying grandma? Or when your seven-year-old wonders if the devil is real? Or when the sixth graders in your Sunday school class are talking about a tragedy they heard about on the news? When it comes to the dark and tragic aspects of our world, it can be hard to know what to say and how much.

Mother/daughter team Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson will carefully walk you through difficult conversations, one topic at a time. Speaking from personal experience, informed by child development research, these two moms offer practical insights and age-appropriate guidance.

Talking about tough topics may not be as hard as you think, and, more important, you'll see how these conversations can lead to meaningful discussions of God's unchanging goodness.

"I love this book! I will recommend it again and again."--Paul David Tripp, president, Paul Tripp Ministries

"I'm so thankful for Elyse and Jessica's hard work, precision, and focus on Christ in this book."--Gloria Furman, author of Glimpses of Grace and Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full



 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Guest:

Bonnie Gray, Author of: "Finding Spiritual Whitespace"


Move beyond Coping and Surviving to a Rejuvenating Place of Soul Rest

How many of us find ourselves exhausted, running on empty with no time for rest, no time for ourselves, no time for God? Bonnie Gray knows exactly what that's like. On the brink of fulfilling a lifelong dream, Bonnie's plans suddenly went off script. Her life shattered into a debilitating journey through anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia. But as she struggled to make sense of it all, she made an important discovery: we all need spiritual whitespace.

Spiritual whitespace makes room--room in one's heart for a deep relationship with God, room in one's life for rest, room in one's soul for rejuvenation. With soul-stirring vulnerability and heartbreaking honesty, Bonnie takes readers on a personal journey to feed their souls and uncover the deeper story of rest. Lyrical writing draws readers into Gray's intimate journey through overwhelming stress to find God in a broken story and celebrate the beauty of faith.

Guided by biblical encouragement and thought-provoking prompts, Gray shows readers how to create space in the everyday for God, refreshment, and faith. She also offers practical steps and insights for making spiritual whitespace a reality, right in the midst of the stress-frayed stories in every season of life.

"We live in a culture that brags and boasts about being busy. Into that reality steps Bonnie with a new idea. Whitespace is an important concept and Bonnie has captured it perfectly. If you're exhausted with being exhausted, read this book. If you feel too busy to read this book, then that's probably the best sign of all that you need it."--from the foreword by Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Stuff Christians Like


 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Guest:

Caleb Breakey, Author of: "Dating Like Airplanes"


It's no secret: Falling in love can be hard. Falling can leave you hurt, wondering, and confused.

But what if you could fly instead of fall? 

Join author Caleb Breakey (Called to Stay) as he charts a new way of dating that's intentional, determined, and ascends to the kind of romance you so desire but doubt is possible. Whether you've been burned by relationships or you're emotionally whole, in Dating Like Airplanes, all that matters is your willingness to take flight and encounter the greatest love of all.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Guest:

Ron Welch, Author Of: "The Controlling Husband"


"I can't live this way anymore."
"I've given up trying to change him."
"I can't ever be good enough."
"He won't listen to me anyway."

As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Ron Welch has heard many women in controlling marriages pour out their hearts. They feel trapped, helpless, stuck in a situation with no solution and no way out.

In this candid book, Welch offers real hope. He shows women how controlling husbands develop, why wives allow themselves to be controlled, and strategies to help both husband and wife change. Welch struggled as a controlling husband for years but found help and healing in his relationship with his wife. He uses that experience, as well as examples from the lives of the couples he's worked with, to show women that just because "he's always been this way" doesn't mean their marriage must be that way forever. He teaches women valuable practical skills for coping with the challenges they face and transforming the power and control issues in their marriages.

For wives of controlling husbands, along with the friends and family members who love and are concerned about them, this is an essential resource. Counselors will also find it helpful as they work with hurting couples.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Guest:

Daniel Hill, Author of: "10:10"


Why do so many of us sense that something is missing in life? Even people of faith fail to find fulfillment and purpose and spend their days spinning their wheels and looking for more. But Jesus said that he came that we might have life--abundant life or life to the full.

In 10:10, pastor Daniel Hill shows readers how they can have a holistic life in Christ that displays emotional health, spiritual vitality, vibrant evangelism, diverse community, and everyday justice. In short, they can have a faith that touches every aspect of life and makes all those disparate pieces come together in a whole. Hill shows readers how faith looks when it comes to their fears, intimacy, and mission and then helps them develop a transformational faith that is fully alive and impactful, right where God has placed them.



Guest:

Jonathan McKee, Author of: "Get Your Teenager Talking"


"How was school?"
"Fine."
"Soccer practice?"
"Same as always."
"Anything interesting happen today?"
"Nope."
"Nice talking with you!"

Let's face it. Teenagers have a PhD in one-word answers . . . if we don't ask the right questions.

In this book, veteran youth expert Jonathan McKee shares 180 creative discussion starters to help teens open up about issues that matter. You'll also find tips for interpreting their responses and follow-up questions. From light-hearted to more serious, these conversation springboards will encourage even the most reluctant teen to talk about friends, school, values, struggles, and much more.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Guest:

Zeke Pipher, Author of: "In Pursuit"


Hunters and fishermen are familiar with the "moment of truth"--that adrenaline-surging, heart-pounding instant when success and failure hang in the balance. In that moment they know if they will experience the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat. The 90 devotions in In Pursuit are written specifically for this outdoorsman. Each devotion expertly weaves scriptural truth into true hunting and fishing stories that capture the thrill of the great outdoors and work on the hearts of men who are zealous in their drive to get out on the lake or up in the deer blind. These reflections on the active life help prepare men for success and significance both spiritually and in their sport. It is the perfect gift for the outdoorsman. Foreword by Steve Chapman.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Guest:

Leslie Smith- Employment Law

A master communicator, Leslie is able to clearly explain complex legal concepts to her clients. Leslie’s clients are educated as well as represented by one of the best in the industry.

Leslie brings to her clients a wealth of experience gained over the past 26 years since her Call to the Bar of Ontario in 1988:

Negotiation, Written Advocacy, Courtroom Advocacy, Mediation, Deputy Judge Small Claims Court, Lecturer, Speaker, Legal Columnist and now, Author (Legal Ease: Essential Legal Strategies to Protect Canadian Non-Union Employees).

Client-centric service, is Leslie’s mandate.  Respecting her clients’ desire to resolve their cases quickly and efficiently, Leslie provides honest, ethical and wise advice while developing the best legal strategy as needed.



Guest:

Elmwood Drive

From day one our vision has been simple: To set an example of living worship, where we as band become nothing more than a passenger on a ride completely directed by God’s hand. Our music is simply a medium that we invite the Holy Spirit to work through.The call of God on a persons life, regardless of time and place, beyond all reason or expectations, whether it be a quiet whisper or a sonic filled worship service, changes lives and God’s call did just that to the band we now know as Elmwood Drive. It would be an understatement to just say that about these local boys from Western New York and the journey God has taken them on. What started out as a desire for live worship at their local church, grew into a ministry that changed their lives forever. Their passion is simple: to be real and to bring an authentic, God centered, Spirit filled worship to the ears and hearts of the people they worship with. Their sound is fresh and exciting and although their focus is on who we worship first, they haven’t lost sight of the balance between musicianship and spiritual sensitivity. With vocals led by Corey Coogan, driving guitar parts by James Wilson and Levi McDuffie, creative rythyms courtesy of Billy Wilkins on bass and Mike Secchiaroli on drums, and an atmosphere of keys created by Eric Winfield, this 6 piece band is sure to bring everything they have and leave it all at the altar. Elmwood Drive’s live sound can only be rivaled by their desire to see people’s lives changed and to see God work through anointed and self abandoned worship. Be sure to keep an ear out for these guys and see how God is moving through their ministry.


 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Guest:

Christin Ditchfield, Author of: "What Women Should Know About Ditching Fear"


You don't have to be held captive by your fears.

Imagine what your life could be without those anxious thoughts, nagging worries, and crippling fears. What if you could finally become the woman you were created to be?

Author Christin Ditchfield knows what it is to be bound by fear - and to be set free. Sharing from her own personal experiences and the life-changing truths of Scripture, she will help you:
  •   Recognize the stranglehold that fear can be and break free from its destructive power.
  •   Identify your own unhealthy responses to fear and discover more effective strategies.
  •   Find courage to face your fears head on and conquer them.
  •   Experience for yourself the "the perfect love that casts out fear" and know true Peace.
The fear that has held you back can become the catalyst that propels you to a deeper faith and a more intimate relationship with God.

Includes an eight-week Bible study for individuals, Sunday School classes, or small groups.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Guest:

Andrew Farley, Author of: "The Naked Gospel" Part Six: "7 Lies and the Truth That Sets You Free"


I found myself lying on the floor of my apartment, sobbing for hours on end: “God, I’m doing everything I’m supposed to do, and I still don’t feel closer to you. In fact, I feel worse than ever! How could this have gone wrong? I can’t see any way out. Help me.” As a university student, Andrew Farley found himself physically and emotionally addicted to street evangelism and Bible study. Yet despite his fervid behavior, he knew something was missing. That something was an understanding of the gospel that is stripped of the compromises and clichés of the modern church. The Naked Gospel finds friends among those who are burned out on experience-chasing, ceremonialism, or legalism. It attacks churchy jargon and powerless ideas and puts forth a message that is simple but life-changing. With a fresh take on Scripture and unapologetic style, The Naked Gospel will challenge you and stir you to re-examine everything you thought you already knew.


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Guest:

Alex Himaya, Author of: "Jesus Hates Religion"

 
Alex Himaya writes for those who have been hurt by religious people– who have been betrayed by religion– because he too has been wounded. No longer content with pretending those things don't happen, pastor Himaya retreats with readers back to the Scriptures to see what Jesus thinks about man-made religion.
 
Himaya, a popular speaker and Bible teacher, draws upon years of pastoral experience, providing insight into the ways religion cripples the church. While it may seem reasonable to earn one's way to God through a works-based system, a religion of rules, Himaya warns readers of the danger of putting their faith in good deeds.
 
Jesus Hates Religion is not simply another book about Christianity, but a detour sign on the road of life. Hiamaya points readers away from himself, and towards Jesus saying, "Don’t trust me. Trust God, and let Him speak for Himself."


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Guest:

David Foster, Author of: "Love Hunger"


A True Story of Homosexuality, Hope and Redemption

Homosexuality, prostitution, pornography, cults--secret sins rival the glitter of Hollywood for young actor David Kyle Foster. Winning wholesome television roles, his star on the rise, he is relieved to be free from his father's harshness. But the desperate loneliness and sexual obsession that characterized his youth now accompany his rise to success--and bondage to a double life seems the only answer. Can Jesus' love reach one so broken?

Whether you're grappling with your own darkness or know someone who is, this gripping and inspiring memoir shows you that, no matter how bleak it may seem, there is always hope: God can heal and restore the soul that hungers for love.


Monday, June 16, 2014

Guest:

Andrew Farley, Author of: "The Naked Gospel" Part Five: "7 Lies and the Truth That Sets You Free"


I found myself lying on the floor of my apartment, sobbing for hours on end: “God, I’m doing everything I’m supposed to do, and I still don’t feel closer to you. In fact, I feel worse than ever! How could this have gone wrong? I can’t see any way out. Help me.” As a university student, Andrew Farley found himself physically and emotionally addicted to street evangelism and Bible study. Yet despite his fervid behavior, he knew something was missing. That something was an understanding of the gospel that is stripped of the compromises and clichés of the modern church. The Naked Gospel finds friends among those who are burned out on experience-chasing, ceremonialism, or legalism. It attacks churchy jargon and powerless ideas and puts forth a message that is simple but life-changing. With a fresh take on Scripture and unapologetic style, The Naked Gospel will challenge you and stir you to re-examine everything you thought you already knew.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Guest:

Jay Payleitner, Author of: "52 Things Sons Need From Their Dads"


Perfect? No. But you’re still the right dad for your boy.

Bestselling author Jay Payleitner, dad of four grown sons (and one amazing daughter), gives you a bucketful of man-friendly ideas on how build a father-and-son relationship. Good news is, you don’t have to say a lot. By your life and example, you can

  • show your boy why it’s good to be a guy
  • demonstrate how to treat women well
  • teach him to work hard and have fun, often at the same time
  • show him how to live with honesty and self-respect
  • give him the inner confidence to live a purposeful life
These 52 quick-to-read chapters offer great ways to relate or spend time as dad and son. And each idea provides a new building block for a father-son relationship that will help your boy along the path to becoming a man.


Monday, June 9, 2014

Guest:

Andrew Farley, Author of: "The Naked Gospel" Part Four: "7 Lies and the Truth That Sets You Free"


I found myself lying on the floor of my apartment, sobbing for hours on end: “God, I’m doing everything I’m supposed to do, and I still don’t feel closer to you. In fact, I feel worse than ever! How could this have gone wrong? I can’t see any way out. Help me.” As a university student, Andrew Farley found himself physically and emotionally addicted to street evangelism and Bible study. Yet despite his fervid behavior, he knew something was missing. That something was an understanding of the gospel that is stripped of the compromises and clichés of the modern church. The Naked Gospel finds friends among those who are burned out on experience-chasing, ceremonialism, or legalism. It attacks churchy jargon and powerless ideas and puts forth a message that is simple but life-changing. With a fresh take on Scripture and unapologetic style, The Naked Gospel will challenge you and stir you to re-examine everything you thought you already knew.


Monday-Friday, June 2-6, 2014



Ratanak Walk

During this special week, Neil will be walking from Buffalo to Mississauga in preperation for the 5km Walkathon taking place on June 7th. Neil is on a mission to see the innocent children in Cambodia have a chance at freedom! He is walking to help raise funds and awareness of what is taking place in Cambodia, the International Sex Trafficking Capital.

To participate:

In the US: Text; WALK to 978-800-0012
In Canada: Text; WALK to 365-800-0012

Or go to 5kmwalkathon.com



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Guest:

Dr. Arnie Cole, Author Of: "Worry-Free Living"

Winning Your Family's Battle Over Worry "Worry-Free Living" explores every family's daily battles with stress from three perspectives - how it affects our mind, body, and spirit - and gives readers easy-to-follow plans for finding relief. The authors help parents identify what's bugging their families and how to clarify their worries, sorting them into those they can and cannot do something about. What's more, Cole and Ross have filled various chapters with the latest Back to the Bible research findings from Pamela Ovwigho, PhD - a leading researcher with the Center for Bible Engagement. They also include some of the best insights, advice, and treatment options from a variety of medical professionals. Most importantly, they explain everything within the understanding of a Master Creator, God, who is the ultimate Counselor and Healer. Ideal for individual use and group study, this resource helps readers: 1. Uncover the most common worries and stress-points of men, women, kids, and "twenty-somethings" in our care 2. Become self-aware: evaluating the stress in our households and plotting realistic steps toward change 3. Reach out to those we love-from worried spouses and in-laws to teens and young children 4. Understand the difference between the mind (what we think) and the brain (the physical processes of chemical reactions) ... and how they contribute to worry 5. Learn to de-stress our thinking and calm down our bodies 6. Give up unhealthy religiosity-such as the false belief that "worrying is a sign that we lack faith" 7. Reject the myth that we are in control and learn to take Jesus at His word: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest"; (Matthew 11:28). In the words of Dr. Archibald Hart (one of the experts interviewed in this book), "You must come down from the 'hills' of stress and into the 'valleys' of rest on a daily basis." Our bodies are not designed for a continual state of fear, worry, and anxiety - but instead for continual tranquility with short bursts of adrenaline. "Worry-Free Living" shows moms, dads, caregivers, and ministers alike how to break the cycle of unnecessary suffering and find peace in Christ.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Guest:

Andrew Farley, Author of: "The Naked Gospel" Part three: "7 Lies and the Truth That Sets You Free"


I found myself lying on the floor of my apartment, sobbing for hours on end: “God, I’m doing everything I’m supposed to do, and I still don’t feel closer to you. In fact, I feel worse than ever! How could this have gone wrong? I can’t see any way out. Help me.” As a university student, Andrew Farley found himself physically and emotionally addicted to street evangelism and Bible study. Yet despite his fervid behavior, he knew something was missing. That something was an understanding of the gospel that is stripped of the compromises and clichés of the modern church. The Naked Gospel finds friends among those who are burned out on experience-chasing, ceremonialism, or legalism. It attacks churchy jargon and powerless ideas and puts forth a message that is simple but life-changing. With a fresh take on Scripture and unapologetic style, The Naked Gospel will challenge you and stir you to re-examine everything you thought you already knew.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Guest:

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children


The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® opened in 1984 to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. Today NCMEC is authorized by Congress to perform 22 programs and services to assist law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Guest:

Andrew Farley, Author of: "The Naked Gospel" Part two: "7 Lies and the Truth That Sets You Free"


I found myself lying on the floor of my apartment, sobbing for hours on end: “God, I’m doing everything I’m supposed to do, and I still don’t feel closer to you. In fact, I feel worse than ever! How could this have gone wrong? I can’t see any way out. Help me.” As a university student, Andrew Farley found himself physically and emotionally addicted to street evangelism and Bible study. Yet despite his fervid behavior, he knew something was missing. That something was an understanding of the gospel that is stripped of the compromises and clichés of the modern church. The Naked Gospel finds friends among those who are burned out on experience-chasing, ceremonialism, or legalism. It attacks churchy jargon and powerless ideas and puts forth a message that is simple but life-changing. With a fresh take on Scripture and unapologetic style, The Naked Gospel will challenge you and stir you to re-examine everything you thought you already knew.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Guest:

Jill Savage, Author of: "No More Perfect Moms"


If you've ever forgotten to pick your kid up from soccer practice or accidentally worn two different shoes to the grocery store, this book is for you. Being a mother is not for those who display symptoms of the "Perfection Infection." There is simply no such thing as a perfect mom. And there are no such things as perfect kids, perfect bodies, perfect marriages, or even perfect meals. With refreshing honesty, author Jill Savage exposes some of her own parental shortcomings with the goal of helping mothers everywhere shelve their desires for perfection along with their insecurities of not measuring up to other moms . Jill delivers some much-needed realism as she explains why we need to stop comparing our insides to other people's outsides.  She challenges every mom to exchange her vision of being a "perfect mother" for God's beautiful grace in order to learn to love her real, but imperfect, life.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Guest:

Michelle Cox, Author of: "Just 18 Summers"


After the tragic death of Butch Browning’s wife, Jenny, four families begin to realize how precious—and fleeting—their time together is. Each is at a different stage in life: Butch is facing single parenthood. The O’Reillys are expecting their first child. The Andersons are approaching an empty nest, and the Buckleys are so focused on providing their children with everything that they’ve forgotten what they truly need. With just eighteen summers before their children are grown, how do they make the most of that time when life so often gets in the way?

As summer flies by, each of these parents must learn about guilt and grace . . . and when to hold on to their kids and when to let go.


Monday, May 5, 2014

Guest:

Andrew Farley, Author of: "The Naked Gospel"- Part one- "7 Lies and the Truth That Sets You Free."


Andrew Farley is lead pastor of Ecclesia: Church Without Religion, a non-denominational church that has resided on the high plains of west Texas for more than 55 years. Andrew is a bestselling author of five Christian books, which have been published thus far in English, Spanish, German, Dutch, Arabic, Indonesian, Nigerian (English), and Korean. Andrew's writings have been featured in national news and media outlets including PBS, CBS, and FOX. His books are:

The Naked Gospel: The Truth You May Never Hear in Church
God Without Religion: Can It Really Be This Simple?
Heaven is Now: Awakening Your 5 Spiritual Senses to the Wonders of Grace
Operation Screwtape: The Art of Spiritual War
The Hurt & The Healer (co-authored with Bart Millard of MercyMe)

Andrew serves as a faculty adviser for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and he frequently speaks to Christian university groups like Campus Crusade for Christ and at churches around the United States and in Canada. You can hear Andrew Farley LIVE, a nationwide call-in program, every Sunday afternoon at 2pm Eastern on WAVA-FM on the east coast and nationwide on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Channel 131.



 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Guest:

Ann Van De Water, Author of: "Mommy Memoirs"

If you are a mom, want to be a mom, know a mom, or have a mom, this inspirational book is for you! With humor and candidness, Ann Van De Water shares her personal experiences of motherhood by giving glimpses of her journey in the form of short read-and-run anecdotes that will have you laughing out loud one minute and tearing up the next!

Ann takes you step-by-step through her own adventures, from realizing her ob-gyn went to her church and finding out she was pregnant with her first to her hysterectomy, launching her youngest off to college, and facing the dreaded empty nest with bucket list in hand—and everything in between—she leaves few stones unturned.

Her transparency gives you permission to admit to your own imperfections and laugh with her as you recognize yourself in the tales she tells. Learn from her mistakes and rejoice with her as she sees God’s hand of blessing in her life as a wife and mother!

You will appreciate the short stories that can be devoured quickly and the humor she brings to each situation in turn. You will come away with the reminder to take yourself less seriously and enjoy a good laugh every day. However, have a box of tissues on hand as well.

Many of us have “been there and done that.” Enjoy Ann’s memories of her mommy moments! Come be reminded of what an honor and privilege it is to partner with God in the best career out there—being a mom!



Guest:

Joan Anderson- Mom and Me Retreat


Dear Mom's
My hearts desire for you is to have a weekend with your kids to laugh, play and for you to be served hot meals and enjoy the fellowship of other families sharing your journey. Your kids are a precious gift and now is the time to make a memory that you will share for a lifetime. There is no better way than playing in the water, roasting a marshmallow and taking yourselves away from the day to day demands by unplugging the TV, ipod, computer and phones and plugging into each other.


Monday, April 28, 2014

Guest:

Jill Savage and Kathy Koch, Authors of: "No More Perfect Kids"

Love Your Kids for Who They Are.

Mom and dad, your kids are created in God's image, not your own. Jill Savage and Kathy Koch will guide you in truly appreciating your kids. They will teach you how to study and become an expert on your children, because you cannot fully embrace them until you truly know them.

Written in a passionate, candid, and personal tone, the authors will instill within you hope and contentment. You'll be inspired to apply the practical, realistic, and relevant ideas and tactics Jill and Kathy share.

Special needs kids will also be addressed in the book.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Guest:

Leigh Ann Bryant, Author of: "In My Defense"

When Leigh Ann’s prince charming turned from the man of her dreams into the monster of her nightmares, she knew she had to do something to protect herself and her toddler son. One night, covered in blood from her husband’s knife, Leigh Ann, a 26-year-old nurse, shot and killed him in a desperate move of self-defense.

Jailed and charged with murder, she faced a new battle—one that could send her to prison for the rest of her life. Overwhelmed with depression and anger, she wanted to give up, but when she responded to the knock of Jesus Christ on her heart, love, joy, and peace took over.

Finally free from the bonds of shame and guilt, she faced her trial with courage and faithfulness.

Will the prosecutor prevail in his quest to see her locked away in prison, or will she finally be free to raise her son in a safe and loving home?

In My Defense is for anyone who has felt alone or helpless at the hands of abuse—whether emotional, physical, sexual, or spiritual. It offers tangible hope for victims—and those who love them—who are earnestly seeking the light of healing and freedom. Leigh Ann’s story will grip you and shake you and never let you go.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Guest:

Glenn Sasscer, Author of: "Not Who I Want To Be"

We have a longing and a thirst when we look past our worldly reflection . . . a thirst for something more. God created us in the divine image and likeness, and created a desire within us to be real and genuine. If you look to your inner reflection, are you truly who you want to be?

Being real, genuine, or who God calls us to be is not a destination . . . it is a lifestyle. This lifestyle begins by purposely recognizing the unfiltered and unchecked information stored away and accepted as part of our self-image and deliberately cleaning it out. To do this, we must have a standard for comparison.

Not Who I Want to Be begins by analyzing the external sources of our self-image and how these sources influence our lives. It then works through finding our truth in Scripture and in the example given to us in the life of Jesus Christ. Jesus becomes our standard and filter to find a true reflection and what it means to be real and genuine.

- See more at: http://www.bible.acu.edu/leafwood/pg.asp?ID=214#sthash.eSIkz65Y.dpuf

We have a longing and a thirst when we look past our worldly reflection . . . a thirst for something more. God created us in the divine image and likeness, and created a desire within us to be real and genuine. If you look to your inner reflection, are you truly who you want to be?

Being real, genuine, or who God calls us to be is not a destination . . . it is a lifestyle. This lifestyle begins by purposely recognizing the unfiltered and unchecked information stored away and accepted as part of our self-image and deliberately cleaning it out. To do this, we must have a standard for comparison.

Not Who I Want to Be begins by analyzing the external sources of our self-image and how these sources influence our lives. It then works through finding our truth in Scripture and in the example given to us in the life of Jesus Christ. Jesus becomes our standard and filter to find a true reflection and what it means to be real and genuine.

- See more at: http://www.bible.acu.edu/leafwood/pg.asp?ID=214#sthash.eSIkz65Y.dpuf

We have a longing and a thirst when we look past our worldly reflection . . . a thirst for something more. God created us in the divine image and likeness, and created a desire within us to be real and genuine. If you look to your inner reflection, are you truly who you want to be?

Being real, genuine, or who God calls us to be is not a destination . . . it is a lifestyle. This lifestyle begins by purposely recognizing the unfiltered and unchecked information stored away and accepted as part of our self-image and deliberately cleaning it out. To do this, we must have a standard for comparison.
Not Who I Want to Be begins by analyzing the external sources of our self-image and how these sources influence our lives. It then works through finding our truth in Scripture and in the example given to us in the life of Jesus Christ. Jesus becomes our standard and filter to find a true reflection and what it means to be real and genuine.



Guest:

Rick Bezet, Author of: "Be Real, Because Fake Is Exhausting"


We live in a world of fakers. Rather than being real with each other, we present a carefully crafted persona that hides our faults and magnifies our good qualities. But inside we long to be loved, warts and all. We long to stop hiding from each other--and especially from God.

With candor and clarity, pastor Rick Bezet calls readers to a life built on authenticity, showing that the way to true freedom lies through reclaiming our hearts, reviving our souls, and renewing our minds in light of what God has done for us through Jesus Christ. Through biblical stories and (often funny) personal examples, Bezet encourages readers to live with passion, integrity, and perseverance. He releases readers from the spiritual death that comes with pretending and leads them into a new life characterized by transparency rather than fear.


 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Guest: Dr. Dimitri Sokolov, Healthy Kids & Family Chiropractic


Dr. Dmitri Sokolov is a Pediatric & Family Chiropractor, first and foremost a husband and proud father, teacher and passionate, motivated speaker.

Since the age of 6 Dr. Dmitri became a chiropractic patient and dreamed of becoming a chiropractor. From being a not very healthy child, Dr. Dmitri trained hard and became a 4-times National Champion in swimming in the Soviet Union.

Dr. Dmitri completed his Bachelors of Science at Belarus State Academy, and holds degrees in allied health fields such as massage therapy and acupuncture from McMaster University Medical School. He completed his Doctors Degree in Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with Magna Cum Laude, and Clinical Honours.

In 2012 Dr. Dmitri was recognized by International Association of Chiropractors as a Worldwide Leader in Healthcare and Top Chiropractor in Ontario.

Dr. Dmitri has focused his training in chiropractic spinal reconstruction and nervous system interference. Dr. Dmitri holds certification in pregnancy and pediatric care. His ongoing education shows his dedication to bringing his patients the most current and best possible care available.

Dr. Dmitri has appeared before hundreds of lay & professional audiences lecturing on a broad range of topics related to health, wellness, and chiropractic. He is excited to share the life changing knowledge and truth of chiropractic and looks forward to serving you, from the bottom of his heart.

Phone: 416-642-2602
Toll Free: 1-855-362-3462
Email: info@allhealthykids.org


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Guest:

Glenn Sasscer, Author of: "Not Who I Want To Be"

We have a longing and a thirst when we look past our worldly reflection . . . a thirst for something more. God created us in the divine image and likeness, and created a desire within us to be real and genuine. If you look to your inner reflection, are you truly who you want to be?

Being real, genuine, or who God calls us to be is not a destination . . . it is a lifestyle. This lifestyle begins by purposely recognizing the unfiltered and unchecked information stored away and accepted as part of our self-image and deliberately cleaning it out. To do this, we must have a standard for comparison.

Not Who I Want to Be begins by analyzing the external sources of our self-image and how these sources influence our lives. It then works through finding our truth in Scripture and in the example given to us in the life of Jesus Christ. Jesus becomes our standard and filter to find a true reflection and what it means to be real and genuine.
- See more at: http://www.bible.acu.edu/leafwood/pg.asp?ID=214#sthash.eSIkz65Y.dpuf

We have a longing and a thirst when we look past our worldly reflection . . . a thirst for something more. God created us in the divine image and likeness, and created a desire within us to be real and genuine. If you look to your inner reflection, are you truly who you want to be?

Being real, genuine, or who God calls us to be is not a destination . . . it is a lifestyle. This lifestyle begins by purposely recognizing the unfiltered and unchecked information stored away and accepted as part of our self-image and deliberately cleaning it out. To do this, we must have a standard for comparison.

Not Who I Want to Be begins by analyzing the external sources of our self-image and how these sources influence our lives. It then works through finding our truth in Scripture and in the example given to us in the life of Jesus Christ. Jesus becomes our standard and filter to find a true reflection and what it means to be real and genuine.
- See more at: http://www.bible.acu.edu/leafwood/pg.asp?ID=214#sthash.eSIkz65Y.dpuf

We have a longing and a thirst when we look past our worldly reflection . . . a thirst for something more. God created us in the divine image and likeness, and created a desire within us to be real and genuine. If you look to your inner reflection, are you truly who you want to be?

Being real, genuine, or who God calls us to be is not a destination . . . it is a lifestyle. This lifestyle begins by purposely recognizing the unfiltered and unchecked information stored away and accepted as part of our self-image and deliberately cleaning it out. To do this, we must have a standard for comparison.
Not Who I Want to Be begins by analyzing the external sources of our self-image and how these sources influence our lives. It then works through finding our truth in Scripture and in the example given to us in the life of Jesus Christ. Jesus becomes our standard and filter to find a true reflection and what it means to be real and genuine.



Guest:

Rick Bezet, Author of: "Be Real, Because Fake Is Exhausting"

We live in a world of fakers. Rather than being real with each other, we present a carefully crafted persona that hides our faults and magnifies our good qualities. But inside we long to be loved, warts and all. We long to stop hiding from each other--and especially from God.

With candor and clarity, pastor Rick Bezet calls readers to a life built on authenticity, showing that the way to true freedom lies through reclaiming our hearts, reviving our souls, and renewing our minds in light of what God has done for us through Jesus Christ. Through biblical stories and (often funny) personal examples, Bezet encourages readers to live with passion, integrity, and perseverance. He releases readers from the spiritual death that comes with pretending and leads them into a new life characterized by transparency rather than fear.

 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Charles & Janet Morris, Authors of: "Missing Jesus"


We put our trust in Christ alone for the forgiveness of our sins, desire to please God with our life, and yet, we often find that something crucial is missing. Our day-to-day experience of faith lacks the vitality we know it should have. We feel like we're missing something and we probably are. We're probably missing Jesus.

That's what this book is about-it's about not missing Jesus. It's about seeing him big. It's about having our lives re-centered on the glorious Son of God all over again. Charles and Janet Morris wanted to know what happens when we stop missing Jesus, and now they're sharing what they've learned.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Guest:

Philip Wagner, Author of: "The Marriage Makeover- 10 Days to a Stronger, More Intimate Relationship."


A 10-Day Plan to Turn Around Your Marriage. Does the idea that you could have a complete marriage makeover in ten days seem simplistic to you? Does it seem like an impossibility? Do you think I'm over-promising or trivializing what you are facing? You might be thinking, 'Philip, do you really think people can solve any marriage problem in ten days? Give me a break!!' Here is what I know: in ten days, you can radically change the environment of your marriage from hostile to trusting, from cold to warm, or from distant to embracing. In ten days you can drastically change the tone of your relationship and you can create the environment in which any problem can be worked on in a safe and promising atmosphere. Whether you are here because you have run a few red lights in your relationship, or because it's a total wreck, I want to welcome you and offer you this simple encouragement: You can turn your marriage around! You don't have to do something terrible to mess up your marriage; you just have to do 'nothing' Something as important as love, left to itself, can gravitate to the lowest level of passion. In The Marriage Makeover, I am going to give you ideas for refreshing ten different areas of your marriage relationship. I've structured the book with ten short chapters so that you can read one each day. This works. It is simple, the chapters are not long, and the advice is not complicated. But that does not mean it is easy. Growth demands vulnerability and trust. You will experience uncomfortable emotions. You will face resistance. You may even question if you are getting anything out of this process, but if you give the biblically based truths in this book a chance, I guarantee you will see a change. Put your heart and soul into this and you will not be disappointed. FOREWORD: By Holly Wagner, bestselling author of GodChicks book series.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Guest:

Kasey Van Normal, Author of: "Raw Faith"


As a respected Bible teacher, Kasey Van Norman had dedicated her life to sharing God’s Word and encouraging women to trust in God during times of crisis. Then, just as her ministry was poised to explode, Kasey was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer that shattered her spirit and rocked her faith to its core. Sick, frightened, and in pain, Kasey suddenly found herself facing the greatest challenge of her life—believing her own message.

In Raw Faith, Kasey chronicles her courageous battle with cancer, taking readers on a candid and poignant journey of faith and discovery, from the depths of despair through triumphant victory.

Drawing on a variety of Bible stories and characters, Kasey discovers and distills the singular truth that has existed since time began: while change and uncertainty are inevitable, God is always unchanging, and He is always faithful—even when our circumstances might tempt us to think otherwise.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Guest,

Andrew Farley, Author of: "Heaven Is Now"


What if heaven wasn't just meant to be experienced after we die? What if heaven can be enjoyed here on earth—right now? Through story and conversations with Jesus, bestselling author Andrew Farley reveals how much you can take in the beauty of heaven no matter what your circumstances. With insight firmly rooted in the reality of pain and suffering in his own life, Andrew assures you that heaven is not merely some pie-in-the-sky dream for the future - it is now. He shows you how to awaken your spiritual sense in order to see, hear, smell, taste, and feel the grace of heaven, even in the midst of trouble here on earth. The heaven you can experience in this life lies within you, far beyond the reach of the world - but well within your grasp.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Guest:

Caleb Breakey, Author of: "Called to Stay- An Uncompromising Mission to Save Your Church"

Will You Stay?

Caleb Breakey prays to God you do.

In Called to Stay Breakey takes a refreshingly honest look at the church, the problem of Millennials leaving, and the stark reality of why the church desperately needs them. He holds nothing back as he unleashes an ambitious rallying cry to heal the church and inject his generation's desire for truth, passion, and conviction into other believers.

Caleb knows that answering the challenge of his own generation leads to a transformed church.

And a changed church can change the world.



 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Guest:

Carol McLeod, Just Joy Ministries

JUST JOY! Ministries is a women's ministry that has been engineered to fill women with the power of  unchanging  Word of God; with the commitment to living life on one's knees; to the wonder and beauty of worship; and, to experiencing life not alone but with other girls who are in love with Jesus.

God's will for every woman of every generation is to walk in victory … to not merely survive but to be a champion over all of life's issues.  Why do so few of us live life that way?  At Just Joy! Ministries, we believe that there are a few key components that will “up your victory quotient” and lead you into the life that you have only imagined.

God's Word is the manual … it is the strategic blueprint that will enable you to build a life that will outlast storms.  Every Christian women needs the same fundamental spiritual nutrition:  daily guidance and power from the Word of God.  It really is that simple.

Prayer changes things!  If you realized the power that you had while on your knees … you would never get up!  History belongs to those who pray and if you desire to right the wrongs in your life, impact the generations to come and experience the peace that passes understanding then you will be committed to a daily prayer life.  It really is that simple.

Worship is the celebration of recognizing that the God that you serve is good all the time.  He is your dearest friend … there is none like Him … and all power belongs to Him.  When you discover the delight of worship … when you bring a sacrifice of praise … when you choose to sing and shout when you would rather pout or whine … you will know joy in its purest and strongest form.  It really is that simple.

Girlfriends … sisters … bff's … kindred spirits:  call them whatever you like … but you will never experience the adventure that life was meant to be without some women to call “friends”.  Relationships can be challenging but the converse is much more difficult and that, my friend, is called loneliness.  Make a friend … smile at someone … invite a widow to coffee … re-connect with a high school chum … take dinner to a young mom … go window shopping with a teen-ager … sit beside a woman at church.  It really is that simple.

Just Joy! Ministries exists to help women navigate through the journey of life.  We really do believe that joy is God's will for every day … for every minute that you are breathing the atmosphere of earth.  So let's get to the business of living with joy!  We will do it through the Word of God, the power of prayer, the intimacy of worship and the delight of friends.  It really is that simple.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Guest:

Ruthie Delk, Author of: "Craving Grace- Experience the Richness of the Gospel"


I was stuck. I believed the gospel changed people, but it wasn't changing me and I was miserable. My head was filled with brilliant knowledge about God, but my heart was not convinced He even knew my name. How could I make sense out of the way I was living like a spiritual orphan and His child almost simultaneously?  Are you stuck? Tired of going through the motions? Craving something but don't know what? Sometimes I feel the same way. We both need to be reminded of the gospel, the real gospel that brings freedom and life and hope-a gospel that is worth celebrating and sharing. The diagram described in the pages of this book, will give you a clear and concrete way to preach the gospel to yourself every day. It will empower you to move from a cycle of resistance, separation, and loneliness to a life of restoration and freedom.


Monday, March, 2014

Guest:

Angie Smith, Author of: "Chasing God"


Maybe you’ve never asked the question out loud, but you’ve wondered. You do the things that look good on paper: read your Bible, pray, attend study groups and go to church on Sundays.
 
But you aren’t convinced you really know Him.
 
Angie Smith understands, because she had run circles around the same paths searching for Him, frustrated at her lack of progress. And she probably would have continued to do so had it not been for one realization that changed everything.
 
She wasn’t following God; she was trying to catch up with Him. 
 
And without realizing it, you may be as well.
 
It’s a distinction that affects every aspect of our lives with Christ, and it begins with learning where we’ve relied more on man’s explanation of God than God Himself.
 
So many requirements, so many rules, and so much guilt where there is supposed to be freedom. It’s the reason you wonder if you’ve measured up, and the nagging voice that tells you you’re a failure as a Christian.
 
Three simple words changed everything for Angie, and she believes they can do the same for you.
 
Stop chasing God.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Guest:

Esther Gulyas- EG TAX

It was early fall in 1969, and Esther Gulyas was a recently married woman with her first child on the way. It was then Esther decided to signed up to take a basic taxation course at Nationwide Tax, in Detroit, Michigan. She thoroughly enjoyed the class, and after completing the course she went on to work as tax preparer at Nationwide Tax for several years. Throughout her tenure there, she received countless accolades and promotions.

Esther then went on to work as a Manager at H&R Block. She managed a location in Detroit Michigan for several years, and was always superseding her territorial production goals year after year. She was then promoted to District Manager at H&R Block, in Buffalo, New York, where she held this position for 17 years.

She then was offered the position of President at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, where she served for several years. She was involved with all matters of operation from the inception of the corporation at Jackson Hewitt, and was instrumental in the development of the franchise plan for the tax service. Esther was personally responsible for recruiting and establishing Jackson Hewitt franchisees. During her time with Jackson Hewitt, she helped the company grow from approximately 12 offices to in excess of 250 offices.

Finally, Esther decided to develop her business skills further by opening her own tax firm, called EG Tax Service, in Buffalo, New York. She has been president and founder of EG Tax Inc. since 1991, where the corporation started by doing 300 returns. 

Currently, EG Tax operates 28 offices, and its currently the second largest tax firm in Western New York.



Guest:

Renewal Church- North Tonawanda, NY

Have you ever found yourself longing for greater meaning and purpose for your life? Or maybe you’ve hoped for a deeper sense of belonging to something bigger than yourself, something beautiful and noble. Chances are you’re one of the millions of people in our world seeking lasting and authentic solutions to life’s biggest challenges. The good news is that God has given us the path to finding meaning and purpose for our lives, a sense of belonging, inner strength, true freedom and peace. As humans we were made for each other. Most of us feel drawn to be a part of something greater than ourselves, to belong to a family and a community that makes a positive difference. Come explore what it means to ReDISCOVER Faith in Jesus Christ.


Monday, March 17, 2014

Guest:

Alzheimer's Association of WNY

Our Mission

To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. 
 

Our Vision

...is a world without Alzheimer's. 


Areas we serve
The Western New York Chapter serves Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties.


Financial information
The Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. The chapter uses 73% of funds raised for programs and services across the eight counties of Western New York, 17% is used for fundraising and 10% is used for management / administration.
 
WNY Dementia Care Symposium

 

Friday, April 11, 2014 8 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.

Millennium Hotel, Cheektowaga

This day-long seminar offers both the family and the professional caregiver opportunities to hear keynote addresses from world-renowned leaders in the field of dementia caregiving, with break-out sessions focused on specific topics lead by local experts. The Conference includes continental breakfast and lunch, and there is an "early bird" fee incentive if you REGISTER by MARCH 28!


 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Guest:

Elisa Morgan, Author of: "Beauty of Broken"

 
Find beauty and hope by facing and dealing with the messiness of family life.

The family is an imperfect institution. Broken people become broken parents who make broken families. But actually, broken is normal and exactly where God wants us.

In The Beauty of Broken, Elisa Morgan, one of today’s most respected female Christian leaders, for the first time shares her very personal story of brokenness—from her first family of origin to the second, represented by her husband and two grown children. Over the years, Elisa’s family struggled privately with issues many parents must face, including:

  • alcoholism and drug addiction
  • infertility and adoption
  • teen pregnancy and abortion
  • divorce, homosexuality, and death

Each story layers onto the next to reveal the brokenness that comes into our lives without invitation. “We’ve bought into the myth of the perfect family,” says Elisa. “Formulaic promises about the family may have originated in well-meaning intentions, but such thinking isn’t realistic. It’s not helpful. It’s not even kind.”

Instead she offers hope in the form of “broken family values” that allow parents to grow and thrive with God. Values such as commitment, humility, relinquishment, and respect carry us to new places of understanding. Owning our brokenness shapes us into God’s best idea for us and enables us to discover the beauty in ourselves and each member of our family.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Guest:

Bobby Davis, Author of: "Saved But Still Enslaved"


It's possible to be a new creation in Christ . . . yet still struggle with strongholds.

With compassion, personal experience and raw honesty, Pastor Bobby Davis leads readers through seven common struggles, or strongholds, holding Christians back. He demonstrates how to experience victory and freedom instead of just hearing about it in church.

Bobby offers real answers to real problems that keep believers enslaved every day, uncovering hidden strongholds--including unforgiveness, insecurity, addiction and fear--and offering a way out.

If you're tired of feeling defeated, this book is for you.

There's hope. Christianity isn't just about future freedom in heaven; it's about entering your promised land and embracing the power of God now.

You can accept this freedom, overcome your strongholds and fulfill God's perfect plan for your life.



Guest:

Keith McWhite, Director of Teen Challenge of WNY


Keith McWhite is from Camden, NJ and was a former student that graduated Teen Challenge in December 2000. Keith is also a TCMI Graduate and has worked at Las Vegas Teen Challenge, Rochester NY Teen Challenge and as a counselor at Teen Challenge Training Center in Rehrersburg, PA. As of July 2010 he became the Program Director that oversees the daily funcitons of the center. This includes the daily schedule, teaching classes and counseling students. Keith loves to minister and share the word with the men in our program. His life reflects his love and relationship with the Lord.

 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Guest:

Sheila Walsh, Author and Speaker


Sheila Walsh is a powerful Bible teacher and best-selling author from Scotland with over 4 million books sold. A featured speaker with Women of Faith® conferences, she has reached more than 5 million women by combining honesty, vulnerability, and humor with God's Word. Her passion to see women's lives transformed by the power of God's word is contagious. Currently completing her Masters in Theology, Sheila lives in Frisco, Texas with her husband, Barry, her son, Christian, and her two little dogs, Belle and Tink.



Guest:

Margot Starbuck, Author of: "Not Who I Imagined: Surprised by a Loving God"


From our earliest days we long for love and acceptance. First from our parents, then from peers, and eventually from romantic interests. We look into their faces, searching for a smile, a look that says, I love you exactly as you are. Don't change. We long for the same gracious acceptance from God. But despite the Christian gospel of unearned grace and unconditional love, too many of us feel as though we're still not quite good enough as we are. We can't believe that God accepts us. And often this is because those who represent God to us on earth--our parents, other Christians--have not looked upon us as we are with expressions of unrelenting love.

With compassion and wit, Margot Starbuck asks the question, What if God receives me exactly as I am? She explores the unbounded love of God, showing readers a God whose face is open, kind, and gracious, accepting us as we are and freeing us from shame. Anyone who has ever felt as though they don't quite measure up will cherish this liberating message about God's abundant grace.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Guest:

Emerson Eggerichs, Author of- "Love and Respect"


CBA bestseller -- An in-depth study of why your communication styles are not wrong, just different. Finally, an answer for the number one problem in marriages. This revolutionary message cracks the communication code between husband and wife: that unconditional respect is as powerful for him as unconditional love is for her. Based on Ephesians 5:33 and extensive biblical and psychological research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs reveals the power of unconditional love and unconditional respect and how husbands and wives can reap the benefits of marriage that God intended.Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and his wife Sarah travel the country conducting the Love and Respect marriage conferences. Before launching Love and Respect Ministries, Emerson was senior pastor of Trinity Church in East Lansing, Michigan, for nearly 20 years. Emerson received his B.A. in Biblical Studies and M.A. in Communications from Wheaton College and Graduate School. He was later awarded a Master of Divinity degree from Dubuque Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Child and Family Ecology from Michigan State University. Married since 1973, he and Sarah have three adult children. He is the president of Love and Respect Ministries.




Guest:

Cathi Brese Doebler, Author of- "Ditch the Joneses, Discover Your Family: How to Thrive On Less Than Two Incomes"

We've all felt the pressure to keep up with the Joneses. Often it seems like it takes two incomes to survive in today's economy. But what if that is not true for your family? What if your family can thrive on less than two full-time salaries and flourish by spending more time together? Tackling these tough questions using faith-based views and values, this book gives parents encouraging and realistic ideas for a healthy and solid family. In this book, Brese Doebler challenges the two income assumption, and takes you on a journey toward the joy of discovering your family.


Monday, February 24, 2014

Guest:

Lacy G Marsh, Author of: "Godly and Girly: Your Life in a crazy, messy, confusing world"


Do you not know that you are God s temple and that God s Spirit dwells in you? ... For God s temple is holy, and you are that temple. 1 Corinthians 3:16, 17b

Preteen girls are so caught up in how they look, who they are, and what others think of them. Through the media, their friends, and even their parents, they are given an ideal image for girls thin, beautiful, and sexy.

For ages 15 and up, this book inspires and encourages young women by teaching that they are created in God s image and are beautiful in Him. Girls will gain confidence to be realistic about their body image and secure in their identity as God s beloved daughters. Body image, self-esteem, friends, the future, and more are addressed in short chapters. Plus, girls will love the journaling space, discussion starters, and prayers!



Guest:

Deb DeArmond, Author of: "Related by Chance, Family by Choice: Transforming Mother-In-Law & Daughter-In-Law Relationships"

The caricatures are everywhere, the jokes are inexhaustible, and the stereotypes fill the screens. From Marie Barone (Everyone Loves Raymond) to Viola Fields (Monster-in-Law) to Internet sites and social media pages like ihatemyinlaws.com and a Facebook page for ihatemymotherinlaw there is no shortage of examples of the caustic relationships that can develop between the two women in a man’s life.

Deb DeArmond and her three daughters-in-law have conducted their own exhaustive research into the status of the women-in-law relationship. Their research, which incorporated online surveys, interviews, and discussions, included asking about the faith factor in the relationships they studied. Of the respondents, nearly 90 percent claimed they were Christians, and 79 percent said their faith was foundational and guided their actions and decisions. As discouraging as it may be, the numbers of those they surveyed who reported that their women-in-law relationships were “bad” were nearly identical to those in a survey conducted by a popular secular website that recorded no statistics on faith.

Beyond the statistics and their analysis, Deb brings to this book more than thirty years working with adults to improve communications and deal constructively with conflict. Aside from her research and her professional expertise, perhaps the most important asset Deb brings to this work is her own relationship with her three daughters-in-law that is so obviously and unusually positive that she—and they—are often asked to explain the secret of the relationships they share.

This practical and unapologetically scriptural book covers issues of personal perceptions, strained communication, the roles of sons and fathers in the relationship’s success, how to begin these relationships on the right foot, and the necessity of trust and love. Deb’s one motivating objective is to help womenin- law move from women who are simply related to strong and confident members of a truly spiritual family.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Guest:

Brett McCracken, Author of: "Hipster Christianity, When Church and Cool Collide"


Hipster Christianity: When Church and Cool Collide is a journalistic, in-depth exploration of the phenomenon of "cool Christianity" in the 21st century. More than just a surface description of an interesting new trend in Christianity, the book goes deep into the questions of what it means to be cool and what it means to be Christian. Are these competing aims? Why is the church today so preoccupied with being cool, fashionable, trendy, and relevant? Where does this phenomenon fit in to the larger narrative of "hip" and "Christian cool"? By exploring these questions through the lenses of their various contexts (politics, fashion, art, technology, etc) and theological/philosophical associations (postmodernism, emerging church, missional, etc), this book attempts to provide a thorough examination and nuanced critique of an increasingly prevalent but under-studied incarnation of contemporary Christianity: the Christian hipster.


 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Guest:

Nabeel Qureshi, Author of: "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus"


An Unexpected Journey from Islam to Christianity In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi's inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike. Engaging and thought-provoking, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus tells a powerful story of the clash between Islam and Christianity in one man's heart---and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus. 'I have seldom seen such genuine intellect combined with passion to match ... truly a 'must-read' book.' --Ravi Zacharias



Guest:

Mark Hall, Casting Crowns


On January 28th Casting Crowns releases their much anticipated studio record “THRIVE”. Do you want to be encouraged?  Mark Hall talks about the purpose behind THRIVE in this video.   And remember…you can check out Casting Crowns LIVE, along with For King and Country and Laura Story at The Chapel February 22nd. 


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Guest:

Dr. David Stoop, Author of: "Rethink How You Think: How to Create Lasting Change Today"


Did you know most of our patterns of behavior are set by the time we are six years old? No wonder it's so hard to change! Even when we're committed to making a change in life, it's always an uphill battle. But there is a secret to lasting change that God gave us long before modern neuroscience and self-help gurus were the norm.

Rethink How You Think is for anyone who has been frustrated by an inability to change habits, overcome fears, or keep up new healthy patterns of living and thinking. Dr. David Stoop shows readers that the true way to lasting change is in the renewing of our minds, which we accomplish when we faithfully read God's Word and meditate on it daily. He clearly shows how to move from fear to love, from resentment to gratitude, from lust to purity, from loneliness to connection, from idolatry to contentment, and from mistrust to trust. Anyone eager to find change that lasts will welcome this practical and encouraging message.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Guest:

Dan and Gina Trippie, Authors of: He Said, She Said: Biblical Answers to Marriage Questions


Why is marriage so difficult?
Why isn't our sex life as good as I expected?
How can our marriage survive parenting?
How can we have an enduring marriage?

He Said, She Said, God Said gives the biblical answers to these and other commonly asked questions about marriage. Pastor Dan Trippie and his wife, Gina, give the husband's and wife's perspectives on the joys and struggles that married couples face while telling their personal story of marital restoration. If you are married or hope to be one day, this is an excellent, gospel-centered resource that will give hope for every marriage.


Monday, January 27, 2014

Guest:

David Aikman, Author of: "One Nation Without God: The Battle for Christianity in an Age of Unbelief"


Christianity in America is under siege. From litigation over coaches starting games with prayer to expulsion from college for refusing to endorse beliefs at odds with the Christian faith, hardly a week goes by without news of the declining influence that Christianity has in the public square. Can Christianity in this country survive the advances of secularists and remain influential in our culture? And if a new spiritual awakening is possible, what form will it take?

Supported by an astonishing parade of concrete examples and direct quotes from reporters, judges, bloggers, and influencers, David Aikman turns his journalist's eye on the rise of hostility toward Christian expression in America and the alarming decline of orthodox belief among those who call themselves Christians. He explores the inspiring history of Christianity in America, the powerful cultural influences that have weakened the church, and the bright spots of hope he sees across the country, suggesting possible ways Christian influence in America might be refined and revived.

Pastors, culture-watchers, and anyone concerned about the state of the church in America will find this a fascinating and eye-opening read.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Guest:

Kevin Harney, Author of: "Reckless Faith: Embracing A Life Without Limits"


In a world where we tend to be over-cautious about, well, nearly everything, it's no surprise that our obsession with safety can carry over to how we live our faith in the world. But it's always been risky to follow God, and Kevin Harney believes we are missing a vital part of our faith when we play it safe.

In this energizing book, he challenges readers to count the cost, take a chance, and live a reckless faith for the entire world to see. With a focus on "responsible recklessness," Harney shows readers how to develop a faith that others notice, always supported by prayer, wisdom, the direction of Scripture, and insightful counsel from other believers. He outlines how to be reckless in our love, generosity, service, relationships, prayers, and speech.

Perfect for pastors, small groups, or anyone who is tired of feeling domesticated and docile, this book will lead readers into a fresh devotion and dynamism in their faith.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Guest:

Bart Millard and Andrew Farley, Authors of: "The Hurt and The Healer"


We all experience fear, shame, loneliness, broken homes, or broken hearts. We all hurt and need true, lasting healing. The trouble, according to bestselling author Andrew Farley and Bart Millard, lead singer of MercyMe, is that we don't know where to find it.

Inspired by MercyMe's #1 hit song of the same name, The Hurt & The Healer reveals exactly how God can be the gentle healer of all our hurts. Writing from the pain they've experienced in their lives, Millard and Farley reveal how their own struggles caused them to feel they had disappointed God. Through their biblical guidance, readers will see that God wants them to be open and honest about their pain. Only then can they discover how to exchange destructive thinking patterns for God's view of them and watch as God's perfect love casts away all their fears.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Guest:

Dr. Willard Harley, Author of: He Wins, She Wins: Learning the Art of Marital Negotiation


When you get married, you expect your relationship to be a partnership in which you make decisions and face the world together, united. But often a husband's perspective and a wife's perspective on the same issue can be very different and unity in decision making can be tough. Should spouses take turns getting their way? Should they compromise? Can they avoid making decisions altogether? Dr. Harley says there's a better way--a way in which both partners get what they want and believe is best every time.

In He Wins, She Wins, Dr. Harley introduces the revolutionary concept of joint agreement in marriage that keeps both husband and wife on equal footing and equally satisfied. This win-win model for negotiation starts with a simple rule: Never do anything without enthusiastic agreement between you and your spouse. Dr. Harley walks couples through the five most common sources of conflict in marriage, (friends and family, career and time management, finances, children, and sex), applying the joint agreement rule in every situation. And he teaches readers how to resolve conflicts the right way, so that not only are those conflicts resolved once and for all but the couple's love for one another actually grows and is sustained for the rest of their lives.

Anyone who has been married long enough to have a disagreement will benefit from this unique new book from everyone's favorite marriage doctor.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Guest:

Jamie Snyder, Author of: "Real: Becoming a 24/7 Follower of Jesus"

 
Would people know I'm a Christian if they didn't see me at church?This gut-check question was just what Jamie Snyder needed. Like many of us, he sensed his faith had become mechanical rather than meaningful, scheduled rather than passionate. Emboldened, Snyder set out to recapture the sold-out lifestyle of early followers of Jesus.

Here he shares how to live the life Jesus desires of us, a life defined by

Unbridled generosity
Daring courage
Rebellious joy
Risky faith
Relentless hope
Scandalous grace
Mad love

Be challenged. Be encouraged. Be a 24/7 follower of Jesus.
This book will inspire you to take risks and step outside your comfort zone.
--Kyle Idleman, author of Not a Fan


Monday, January 13, 2014

Guest:

Bob Hostetler, Author of: "Life Stinks and Then You Die"


Many people seem to blithely skip through the meadows of this world, with nary a wound or scar. Day after day seems to shine on them. They wake up each morning with a smile on their face. . . . This book is not for them.

There is something dreadfully wrong with this world, and everyone knows it.

Some try to fix it. Some try to ignore it. Some recognize that the same thing that is wrong with the world is wrong with us--and nothing will change until we grasp that reality.

Life Stinks . . . And Then You Die is a gritty, honest look at the world around us and the world inside us. It is based on an ancient book of wisdom that many consider to be the Bible's most perplexing book, Ecclesiastes, to a man who seemed to have every advantage--wealth, education, and power could possibly offer--but still struggled to find happiness and meaning. It does not offer platitudes. No easy fixes. It doesn't spackle over the rough reality of life in the twenty-first century. But it does offer perspective. And hope. And a plan for living well in spite of all that's wrong with the world and with us.


Monday, January 6, 2014

Guest:

Philip Yancey, Author Of: "The Question That Never Goes Away"


Finding Meaning in the Midst of Suffering In his classic book Where Is God When It Hurts, Philip Yancey gave us permission to doubt, reasons not to abandon faith, and practical ways to reach out to hurting people. And now, thirty years after writing his first book, Yancey revisits our cry of 'Why, God' in three places stunned into silence by the calamities that have devastated them. At some point all of us will face the challenges to faith Yancey writes about and look for the comfort and hope he describes. There are reasons to ask, once again, the question that never goes away: Where is God when we suffer? And Yancey, once again, leads us to find faith when it is most severely put to the test.



Guest:

Mary Demuth, Author of: "The Wall Around Your Heart"

Family members hurt us. Friends betray us. Fellow Christians deceive us. But Jesus provides a path through the pain—the Lord’s Prayer.

In The Wall Around Your Heart, Mary DeMuth shows you that you can reach wholeness and healing in the aftermath of painful relationships by following the road map of the Lord’s Prayer. You’ll walk through story after story of hurt people who are led through biblical truth into amazing, life-sustaining, joyful growth.

Life is hard. People can be mean and petty and awful. But they can also be amazing and beautiful and sacrificial. God is good. He is faithful. You can trust him with your relationships. “He’ll send people to call out what is hard in your heart,” Mary shares. “And that’s a gift to you.”

Allow God to access the wall around your heart. Dare to say, “Tear down the bricks, Lord, whatever it takes.” Pray first. Ask for bravery—for yourself and for others. Risk engaging despite your hurt. Seek the shelter of Jesus.

You don’t have to resign yourself to your wounds! You can rise above the pain. You’ll usher in a new life—an openhearted way of relating to others that expands the kingdom of God. In the process, you’ll draw closer to Jesus, be healed, and become an agent of healing to others.


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Guest:

Allison Bottke, Author of: "Setting Boundaries"

Do you have a situation with an adult child that is breaking your heart? A challenging relationship with a difficult person? A co-worker making you hate your job? An aging parent with a really bad attitude who is taking up your whole life? A problem with weight and a tendency to use food as comfort?  If you answered, “Yes” to any of these questions, learn how you can find SANITY and take back your life. There are currently four books available in the Setting Boundaries series written by Allison Bottke and published by Harvest House Publishers.

The Setting Boundaries mission is to bring hope, healing, freedom, and SANITY support to anyone struggling with relationship issues concerning weak or non-existent personal boundaries. Start now to make choices that will change your life forever. Join Allison as SANITY makes a comeback! To find out more about Setting Boundaries books, products, support group materials, online groups, special events, community forums, and more, subscribe to our email newsletter.

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Do you have a situation with an adult child that is breaking your heart? A challenging relationship with a difficult person? A co-worker making you hate your job? An aging parent with a really bad attitude who is taking up your whole life? A problem with weight and a tendency to use food as comfort?  If you answered, “Yes” to any of these questions, learn how you can find SANITY and take back your life. There are currently four books available in the Setting Boundaries series written by Allison Bottke and published by Harvest House Publishers.

The Setting Boundaries mission is to bring hope, healing, freedom, and SANITY support to anyone struggling with relationship issues concerning weak or non-existent personal boundaries. Start now to make choices that will change your life forever. Join Allison as SANITY makes a comeback! To find out more about Setting Boundaries books, products, support group materials, online groups, special events, community forums, and more, subscribe to our email newsletter.


 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Guest:

Let Them LOL, Kate Vacanti

Many people in the world today experience moments of unjust suffering only because they lack the resources to “let them” embrace a better future. An idea emerged in the hearts of the “Let them Laugh Out Loud” creators to help bring hope to the burdened and suffering.

Laughter. Laughter is often the overflow of joy in someone’s heart. One of the founders of ltlol has a unique laugh. It makes others smile and laugh when they hear it. What if a ring tone was created with this unique laugh, and all the money from it went to a good cause? What if this ring tone would make you laugh and give someone else the opportunity to laugh? What if every ring tone download gave one person in need access to clean water?

More than a ring tone. Its a voice.
Every time your phone goes off, the ring tone is a reminder of the needs of others and that you can do something to bring hope into someones life who’s suffering. It’s an opportunity for you to tell the story to others as well, so they can get involved too.

letthemLOL was created in October 2009. Within the first 6 weeks, we had funds for our first clean water well in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Within a year, there were funds for 12. We have completed 3 assessment trips to Sierra Leone. We have seen people in our community become inspired and empowered. They have come together in a grassroots effort to provide clean water to one of the poorest communities in the world.

As of October 2012, over 60 wells have been funded, 41 of these are dug giving clean water to thousands.

In March 2012, we opened a home for orphaned and impoverished children. 23 children are living in the home.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Guest:

Pam Sykes, Writer at: Cleanlifehappywife


I am a wife and mother of 2 young children. I am making small changes one day at a time to provide the healthiest like I can for myself and for my family. I’ll post recipes I’ve personally tested as well as stories about our adventures in “living clean”. I hope you enjoy this blog and I’d love to hear from you!







Guest: Gary Gradley and Phil Kershaw, Authors of: "Kingdom Promise"

The main purpose of this book is to inspire, uplift and strengthen one’s faith by providing overwhelming evidence that when we trust in God and walk righteously in faith, God provides for our every need.  The Kingdom Promise sites a wide range of modern day examples of Canadians – from Pastors such as Dr. David Mainse and Bruxy Cavey, to sports icons including Don Cherry, Paul Henderson and Ron Ellis and demonstrates this power of faith. These testimonies prove God’s fulfillment and provision of His Kingdom Promise, which is best stated in the fundamental truth of
Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.”
 
This book provides a solid spiritual foundation to accelerate one’s faith to be better prepared for difficult circumstances and to reassure that God will provide for all of our mental, emotional, physical, financial and spiritual needs.
 
The Kingdom Promise provides the tools to build faith by two means:

1)  Presenting Biblical principles and scriptures that demonstrate God’s Promises when we enter into a covenant relationship with Him. These writings build our understanding of the credibility of God’s Promises. The passages show that faithfulness as a ‘promise’ is the strongest commitment that can be made because there is no higher authority than God himself. These concepts have proven to be important to faith because as we face crisis and fears, we desire to see evidence that God has both made and fulfilled his promises over the ages.
 
2)  Providing overwhelming evidence of God’s Power and Compassion. Each Biblical principle (one per chapter) is supported and reinforced by a relevant real-life testimony of faith in overcoming horrendous life challenges including financial loss and bankruptcy, major health issues and life threatening diseases, relationship issues, divorce and the death of loved ones. We have uncovered little-known aspects of the lives of a number of cultural icons as a means of revealing the total person behind the public persona.  These Canadians disclose intensely personal and sometimes difficult circumstances in their lives and reflect upon how their personal journey of faith has (and continues to) guide them.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Guest:

Emily Freeman, Author of "A Million Little Ways"


The majority of us would not necessarily define ourselves as artists. We're parents, students, businesspeople, friends. We're working hard, trying to make ends meet, and often longing for a little more--more time, more love, more security, more of a sense that there is more out there. The truth? We need not look around so much. God is within us and he wants to shine through us in a million little ways.

A Million Little Ways uncovers the creative, personal imprint of God on every individual. It invites the discouraged parent, the bored Christian, the exhausted executive to look at their lives differently by approaching their critics, their jobs, and the kids around their table the same way an artist approaches the canvas--with wonder, bravery, and hope. In her gentle, compelling style, Emily Freeman encourages readers to turn down the volume on their inner critic and move into the world with the courage to be who they most deeply are. She invites regular people to see the artistic potential in words, gestures, attitudes, and relationships. Readers will discover the art in a quiet word, a hot dinner, a made bed, a grace-filled glance, and a million other ways of showing God to the world through the simple human acts of listening, waiting, creating, and showing up.


Monday, December 16, 2013

Guest:

Billy Jack & A'Leta McDaniel, Authors of: "Dead Man Breathing"


“Explosion on the rig! Fire on the rig! I’m on fire!” My yells turned to screams that were absorbed into the whoosh of the flames . . .

The fire is gorgeous—teal blues, glittering yellows, oranges, reds—all swirling together and lighting up the night sky. But engulfed in the middle of this blazing inferno, Billy Jack McDaniel is literally roasting to death. What started out as a normal working day in the oil fields of East Texas on March 3, 2006, has transformed into what many believe is the worst work-related burn injury in history.

In the blink of an eye, this event changes a young couple’s “American Dream” into a nightmare journey through the fires of tragedy. With burns covering more than ninety-five percent of Jack’s once strong, strapping body, his survival and eventual recovery seem impossible. Most people, including the health-care professionals, do not expect him to live. There is nothing to look forward to but pain, suffering, and an agonizing death. Yet, Jack’s loving, determined wife, A’Leta, and their little girl, Carney, support him with unyielding love and dedication. A’Leta insists—almost supernaturally—that despite the grim prognosis her beloved husband will survive his injuries. She knows that Billy Jack McDaniel has the heart of a lion and the incredible will to live.

Dead Man Breathing is the true story of a living miracle—one man’s refusal to die.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Guest:

Julie Gorman- Author of: "What I Wish My Mother Had Told Me About Men"


Shattering Deceptions That Destroy Intimacy. Does the man in your life sometimes disappoint you? Do you ever long for him to change? Feel frustrated or wonder why he seems to only want one thing? Do you crave greater intimacy in your relationship? In "What I Wish My Mother Had Told Me About Men," Julie Gorman shares transparently about the myths she believed about men - faulty paradigms that led to a multitude of mistakes, misunderstandings, and misconceptions. With real, raw, and relevant insights for every woman, Julie offers practical "next step" actions and inspiring thoughts to empower you to see your man through God's lens and move toward greater intimacy. You'll uncover twelve redemptive secrets that shatter the common deceptions women believe about men, and the one central liberating truth every woman must know in order to experience complete intimacy. "What I Wish My Mother Had Told Me About Men" reveals just how far God is willing to run to rescue you!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Guest:

Chris & Anthony Hoisington, Brothers McClurg

Hailing from Buffalo, the band has been working to bring a bit of warmth and hope to an area known for its frigid winters and depressed economy. Their mission is to carry Jesus’ message of life, hope and forgiveness to a city that has been told for years that it is dead, hopeless and forgotten. The Brothers want to love their community through prayer and acts of service, blessing the Church and uniting the body of Christ in worship. Beginning with the Buffalo area, their goal is to break down denominational barriers, starting with themselves as each band member comes from a different church tradition.

“We want to spur one another on, lifting up the name of Christ inside the church, as well as in the streets,” adds Anthony. “Our goal is to rally the church to action, loving one another and also loving the ‘unlovely’ and replicating this passion in every city and community we encounter.”

Chris explains, “Brothers McClurg is a traveling version of your church’s worship team, with many players and faces each adding to what God is doing in times of worship.”


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Guest:

Kingdom Bound Ministries

Does Kingdom Bound Ministries operate one of the nation’s leading family Christian Music Festivals? Yes! But we’re also much, much more!

For over two decades through much prayer and with the help of people like you we’ve reached into our community, caring for our audiences in a variety of innovative ways. Kingdom Bound Ministries has reached over one million people with The Gospel through the Arts.

With a focus on Biblical truth and a reputation for excellence in ministry, we’ve tackled relevant subject matter such as abstinence, purity, youth, parenting, self-esteem, our mission’s influences on modern media, and a host of other contemporary topics. Through the years, words like “genuine” and “friendly” have been used to describe our dedicated staff, and we trust in God’s grace to continue in that tradition.

In 2006, Kingdom Bound Ministries became one of the founding members of the Christian Festival Association. The goal of the CFA is to provide and facilitate an open communications environment that links Christian festival organizers together for encouragement, shared information and resources, and addressing common business circumstances and goals. The purpose is for increased success and professionalism of participating festivals so that the Gospel of Jesus Christ may be advanced and glory brought to Jesus Christ, our Lord.


Guest:

Charles Morris, Haven Today: The Odes Project

The Odes Project is our "thank you" for your gift to Haven. We simply ask that you be as generous as you can and give as unto the Lord. Thank you! The songs of worship sung by the early church had been lost to history ... until now! This recently discovered collection of ancient hymns is known as the “The Odes,” and The Odes Project set these hymns to music.

The Odes of Solomon, which some scholars have called “The First Christian Hymnal,” is in fact a worship anthology from one of the earliest Christian communities. The poems it contains were composed sometime before 125 C.E., and may have been used as chants in a church or synagogue.  The anonymous Odist’s vivid imagery and eloquent metaphors are timeless expressions of Christian devotion and worship; they also distill biblical truths that offer comfort, strength and guidance to the people of God.

Now, after centuries of silence, the Odes of Solomon have found their voice again.  Newly adapted and exquisitely set to music, they are both treasures from the past and a legacy of worship for today’s believers and for generations to come.


Monday, December 9, 2013

Guest:

Linda Baartse, Executive Director at: Toronto Pregnancy Care Center


Who They Are:
In a city like Toronto it's normal to feel isolated, alone, and overwhelmed, especially when faced with an unexpected pregnancy. The Pregnancy Care Centre was established in 1984 as a Christian non-profit, non-political, charitable organization to offer valuable community support. We are funded solely by donations from individuals, businesses and churches.

How They Help:
  • Free pregnancy tests and pregnancy information
  • Pregnancy options and information
  • Personalized support for women preparing to parent or place a child for adoption
  • Referrals to support agencies
  • Support for those who suffer after an abortion

 

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Guest:

Ed Tandy McGlasson, Author of: "The Father You've Always Wanted"


It is a tragic reality that many people never experience the solid, positive presence of a loving father. This lack of fatherly influence and care has deep ramifications for life, including how we interact with others, raise our own children, and understand God as Father. But God promised that he would not leave us orphans, that everyone who believes becomes an adopted son or daughter of a loving Father in heaven.

Ed McGlasson shares his personal experience of having lost his own father before he was born. With deep conviction and strong encouragement, he invites hurting people to take heart and have hope in their heavenly Father who loves them, blesses them, and will never leave them. Readers will take away a new sense of purpose, identity, and value that they have been searching for their whole lives.




Guests:

Dr. John Vawter and Dr. Jim Wetherbe- Authors of "Achieving High Performance Friendships"


Men commonly experience life without deep, meaningful friendships. The aim of this book is to help men achieve high performance friendship. What is high performance friendship? The authors provide an eight-point litmus test that they apply to their own high performance friendship:
1. Take the opportunity to provide selfless acts on behalf of the other.
2. Feel comfortable sharing inner-most thoughts, yet respect the other's private thoughts.
3. Trust the other with that which he holds dear.
4. Support each other when one falls short or fails, and readily grant forgiveness.
5. Appreciate and accept heartfelt constructive criticism.
6. Truly celebrate each other's success without jealousy or envy.
7. Sustain the relationship in spite of distance or time.
8. Refrain from making or tolerating any disparaging remarks about the other, expecially behind his back.

How can we achieve high performance friendship? Why not consider how Christ treated his male friends during His human experience? Could there be a better possible example? This book provides stories and principles of high performance friendship by drawing on the exemplary manner in which Christ treated His friends during His time on earth.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Guest:

Noelle Toscano, Author of: "Prized! Your Journey as His Daughter"


Prized! Your Journey as His Daughter, is a fresh and inspiring new perspective on how to live for and love God in a dark world. The teenage years bring some of the most difficult experiences that life has to offer. However, it can also be an amazing time of growing spiritually and making decisions to be proud of. Prized! Your Journey as His Daughter, is filled with relateable stories, helpful tips, and the truth of God's Word that will offer inspiration as you navigate the wonderful world of dating, making and maintaining healthy friendships, learning to understand and relate to parents, dealing with superficiatlity, and realizing your full potential as God's beloved Child. Glorify God. Enjoy Him forever. It starts now.



Guest:

"The Story of Christmas" Presented by: The Chapel


This year’s performance titled, The Story of Christmas: Featuring Sara Groves is an event for the entire family. The show features a storyteller that will take you through the true Christmas story, supported by astounding visuals, music, and lighting. This year’s production will also include CCM’s Artist of the Year, Sara Groves. Tickets are $10 each and are reserved seating.

All new for this year, a separate Children’s Performance featuring Nels Ross during each show time and the Family Christmas Experience in the Atrium prior to each show!

We hope that you will join us for this year’s production!


Monday, December 2, 2013

Guest:

Dr. Richard Swenson, Author of: "Margin"


Margin is the space that once existed between ourselves and our limits. Today we use margin just to get by.

This book is for anyone who yearns for relief from the pressure of overload. The benefits can be good health, financial stability, fulfilling relationships, and availability for God’s purpose.

Reevaluate your priorities, determine the value of rest and simplicity in your life, and see where your identity really comes from.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Guest:

Jay and Michelle Brock-- Red Light Green Light The Film


As nations around the globe attempt to fight sex trafficking, many consider legalizing prostitution.  Two filmmakers travel across ten countries to explore the issue,  attempting to answer the question: “How can we prevent sexual exploitation before it happens in the first place?” Though governments are getting better at prosecuting traffickers and providing aftercare to victims, it is time we begin to ask the question of what lies at the root.  

Watch the trailer, and bring the film to your home town.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Guest:

Nicholas DiBella, Director for the Film KING'S FAITH and Executive Producer Pastor Kirk Dueker

After Brendan King's life spiraled to rock bottom, the teen found hope in a new relationship with Christ while serving time in a juvenile penitentiary. Recently released from prison, Brendan finds solace in the foster home of a couple struggling with suppressed grief. As the city-bred teen enrolls at a suburban high school, his support comes from a group of believers. Yet the bonds of his old way of life—and the gang that wants to know where he hid their stash on a long-ago night—are strong.

In his darkest moment, Brendan found faith. Now he must decide if it's worth the price to hold on to it. Available now on DVD from Provident Films, KING'S FAITH stars Emmy Award winner Lynn Whitfield, along with Crawford Wilson, Kayla Compton, and James McDaniel.



 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Guest:

Stormie Omartian- Author of: Prayer Warrior


No one can sit on the sidelines today when it comes to spiritual matters. A war is going on between good and evil, and every believer is involved. For every Christian who wants a meaningful prayer life that is more than just asking for blessings, bestselling author Stormie Omartian shows how to pray with strength and purpose—prayers resulting in great victory, not only personally but also in advancing God's kingdom and glory. Readers will find help and encouragement in 12 practical and significant chapters that address knowing your Commander and standing on His side; being certain of your authority in prayer; becoming skilled with your spiritual weapons; following God's orders to resist the enemy; and seeing what’s happening from God’s perspective. Stormie also provides many powerful prayers on numerous subjects that concern people today. For anyone eager to answer the call of God on his or her life to pray while responding to the desire of his or her heart to see people and situations change, Prayer Warrior is a must-read.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Guest:

Christian Hoffman- Communications & Development Manager-
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier

Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc., is a community-based, independent, non-profit, religious service agency providing residential and support services to persons and families in need without regard to race, sex, religion, or national origin; in a way that the persons or families served are respected for and can ultimately fulfill their maximum potential.

Since our founding in 1925, Community Missions has provided a unique blend of referral, crisis, community support and residential services for Niagara County youth and adults.  These services are provided in cooperation with churches, groups, clubs, other providers and government agencies.  We look forward to continuing quality and supportive programs and services to the Niagara County community for another 80 years!



 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Guest:

Dr. Kevin Leman- Author of: "Parenting Your Powerful Child"


Powerful kids don't just happen. They're created. Whether loud and temperamental, quiet and sensitive, or stubborn and manipulative, powerful children can make living with them a challenge. But it doesn't have to be that way. All children need to face the realities of life, and the best place for them to do so is in the safe place of their home.

For all the parents out there at their wits' end, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman offers the fail-safe action plan to redirecting power surges into positive traits that will prepare the powerful child for a successful, happy, productive adult life. Parents will learn how powerful children are created, what makes them tick, what makes them explode, and what they can do to change the power plays . . . for the good of the entire family. All it takes is determination, persistence, willpower, and advice that works--guaranteed.



Guest:

Steve McVey- Author of: "When Wives Walk In Grace"

Author and pastor Steve McVey has spent thousands of hours listening to and counseling women who face marriage difficulties. Many want to believe God is at work, but they don't see how. They try to change their husband, but eventually become frustrated, hopeless, or disengaged.

Starting from the truth that a wife can't change her husband (or children)--only God can--Steve points women toward how God wants to change them by flooding their hearts with His generous grace so they can...

  • rest in His assurance of their worth when they feel pressured to do everything
  • trust, not fret, when they're unsure about their husband's spiritual leadership
  • see God's bigger picture in the struggle with a prodigal child
  • take decisive, loving actions in a controlling or bullying relationship
In these and other situations, When Wives Walk in Grace gives specific, attitude-changing steps of faith to help women rest while God does the work in their marriage.



 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Guest:

Darren Wilson- Author of: "Finding God in the Bible"


Fresh, Witty Approach to Friendship with God from a Popular Author and Filmmaker

The God of the Bible gets happy, angry, sad. We can bless him. He is jealous, giving, patient, protective, loving. He has character traits, a personality. Yet God is often viewed as an absentee landlord, a distant deity, an enigma with a frowning face; and we carry the defeatist expectation that we will never truly know him.

Popular filmmaker Darren Wilson shows from Scripture that this isn't so. Having traveled the world over for his documentaries and witnessed the miraculous more times than he can count, he comes to the Bible with an entirely fresh perspective to show readers how to approach God and how to understand their relationship to--and with--him.

At turns humorous and poignant, Wilson gives readers new understanding of some very familiar stories in the Bible, as well as modern-day stories of divine intervention, to show what these reveal about the character and personality of the Father--and how we can enter into a true, collaborative friendship with our Creator.



Guest:

Michael Chesnire- Author of "Why We Eat Our Own"


All too often, Christians who are sinners themselves become judge, jury, and jailer over others. In his newest release, Why We Eat Our Own, author and pastor Michael Cheshire boldly explores some unsavory questions. Why does the world often do a better job of forgiving their fallen than the Church? When did the Church become cannibalistic? Is the decline in Christianity due to the world or have we just become horrible to each other and the world noted it?



Guest:

Renee Fisher- Author of: "Forgiving Others, Forgiving Me"

 

Being a milennial today is all about the search for identity, purpose, community, and authenticity. But how does a young adult find any of those things when she's mired in the pain of her past?

Renee Fisher, author of Not Another Dating Book and Faithbook of Jesus, says young adults don't have to stay stuck. In her new book, Forgiving Others, Forgiving Me, Renee shows readers how to

  • let go of the pain and unforgiveness of the past
  • accept God's forgiveness and learn to forgive others in turn
  • move forward and embrace new dreams for the future
By exploring the truths of Scripture and sharing her own extraordinary story of healing and repentance, Renee Fisher shows others in her generation how they too can be set free.


 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Guest:

Rev. Richard George, Shepherding Pastor at The Chapel at Crosspointe / Author of: Wanted: Marital Life / Marital Death


Every couple I've ever married typically has expectations of long-term success. I know of no one who utters under his or her breath, "I can't wait for this marriage to die," as he or she walks deliberately down the aisle. That would be absurd They might think that there may be a bit of an initial adjustment, but they genuinely believe that it will be a good life together. Prayerfully, they hope for a very happy life indeed. This book addresses the well-intentioned innocence and the poorly-informed ignorance that we all face, as we enter married life. The preconceived ideas, personal expectations, erroneous assumptions, misinformed understandings, and faulty perceptions of reality all serve to confuse, disappoint, and would even destroy the fabric of emotional trust and happiness that our soul desperately craves. As you enter this world of Marital Death and Marital Life, many of you will wonder if I live in your house. No, but I live in my house, and experience many of the same things, because we are all male or female and are generally poorly prepared for marriage. This book, if you choose to follow it, will help clarify, teach, and correct that which is broken, and provide renewed trust, continual hope, and a refreshed deeper love. Be mindful that we are all "failers," but only a "failure" when we quit. It is almost always, too soon to quit.

Marital Death - Marital Life
 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Guest:


"Bishop" author of- "Both Sides of the Fence"

Both Sides of the Fence is the true story of a man known only as Bishop, who lived a double life as a deep undercover agent in an outlaw motorcycle gang. Rising to a chapter boss in less than a year, Bishop initially went undercover to ferret out bad cops. Instead, he discovered a highly structured criminal organization whose members engage in violent crime, weapons trafficking, international drug trafficking and widespread prostitution. This real-life Sons of Anarchy story will take you on the emotional roller-coaster ride of a family man and devoted husband who covertly worked to bring down some of his "brothers."

“During the course of the case we experienced first hand the connection that gangs and the cartels have with human trafficking,” says Bishop. “My wife and I know that we went through the storm because we have been called to expose this dirty secret in the United States.”



Guest:

Wayne Aarum- President- Circle C Ranch / Reach

We are a part of living water ministries inc. our goal is to mobilize a million students to actively engage in the rescue of millions of children trapped in sex trafficking around the world and here in america. We passionately believe that while teenagers have little financial resources they do have a voice and the ability to impact and change their community and their world. For far to long we have blamed the problems in our world on past generations and other people. It is time to own the problems that our generation faces. and change them forever. We invite you to add your voice to his movement and reach those who desperately need to be rescued.

Human Trafficking is a hot topic in the world today, but it is not just in the world, it is in our neighborhoods too! Come and see a multi-media, dramatic presentation that will explain what it is, how it works, and most importantly, what you can do about it! 6:30 PM, Sunday November 17th at Hillview Baptist Church (Rehm Rd Depew, NY 14043). Admission is absolutely free and the program will last 45 minutes. Evil reigns when good people do nothing!

For more information call 716-492-3678 or visit us online and click the REACH tab!


 
Guest:

Julie Palmer- P.A.T.H. Coalition- People Against Trafficking Humans

Human tracking is a form of modern day slavery that is growing in astounding numbers not only in our community but within our nation and around the world. Hundreds have been rescued in Western New York in the past few years and it is estimated tens of thousands are bought and sold annually in the United States alone. Globally the estimates are in the millions. People are suffering at the hands of oppression and if we do nothing, many will suffer. Children and adults are placed in horrifying circumstances and forced to do unfathomable sexual acts and forced labor. This form of oppression affects all race, gender, age and culture, no one is immune.
P.A.T.H. Coalition (People Against Tracking Humans) is a faith-based, non-profit organization where the community can collaborate together to put an end to modern day slavery in Western New York and around the world. We believe we are called to have compassion for the oppressed and the more we work together, the greater the opportunity to ending this atrocity. Our vision is to engage churches and organizations in awareness efforts, promoting advocacy and providing support through the sponsorship fund.
Not only are we committed to bringing awareness of this evil, we are dedicated to assisting every man, woman and child who are survivors of modern day slavery. P.A.T.H. has established a sponsorship fund to assist survivors locally and globally with vocational training, education, and provide support to organizations that offer shelter and restoration. Whatever the need is, we are committed to helping them. Please consider partnering with us to make a difference and donate to our sponsorship fund. Anyone is welcome to join us at our quarterly meetings and events!


Friday, November 8, 2013

Guest:

Northtown Pregnancy Center


We are here, because it is not enough to say no to abortion. The Christian must say "yes" to life, and back that up with actions that speak louder than words and slogans. We are here, because it is not enough to talk about problems in society such as out of wedlock births. Instead, we must pull together in faith to show that there is truly a more excellent way. And we are here, because the answer to the needs of a hurting world is in the Lord Jesus Christ. We present him in love, knowing that He is the hope that those who come in our door need more than anything else.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

My Hope With Billy Graham: The Cross


My Hope America with Billy Graham is a nationwide effort to reach people across the United States with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Following a simple biblical model, My Hope America with Billy Graham combines the impact of the Cross with the power of personal relationships. Christians across America will open their homes to share the Gospel message with friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors using one of several new evangelistic programs featuring life-changing testimonies & powerful messages from Billy Graham.


To watch "The Cross" Please click the appropriate Link Below:






Guest:

Shaun Smith- Director: Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission


In the fall of 2006, during a conversation with Tom McLaughlin, then Executive Director of the the Buffalo City Mission, it became clear that Niagara Falls needed a greater infrastructure of  emergency shelter care due to its increasing rate of homelessness and addiction.  The vision was solidified and by the spring of 2007 the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission was formed as a non-profit corporation being granted tax-exempt 501(c)3 status within the first year.  The primary focus of this new ministry would be to meet not only the necessary physical needs of the people it serves, but more importantly, address their core spiritual needs by sharing with them God’s purposeful plan for their lives… this plan enabling them to permanently pull out of an endless cycle of poverty and destruction.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Guest:

Operation Christmas Child, Samaritans Purse


Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.

You can learn more about this great organization and what they do below:

In Canada: 1-800-663-6500

In USA: (828) 262-1980

Also be sure to check out the Darien Lake Shoe Box Challenge!!



Guest:

Esther Gulyas, EG TAX

 

It was early fall in 1969, and Esther Gulyas was a recently married woman with her first child on the way. It was then Esther decided to signed up to take a basic taxation course at Nationwide Tax, in Detroit, Michigan. She thoroughly enjoyed the class, and after completing the course she went on to work as tax preparer at Nationwide Tax for several years. Throughout her tenure there, she received countless accolades and promotions.

Esther then went on to work as a Manager at H&R Block. She managed a location in Detroit Michigan for several years, and was always superseding her territorial production goals year after year. She was then promoted to District Manager at H&R Block, in Buffalo, New York, where she held this position for 17 years.

She then was offered the position of President at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, where she served for several years. She was involved with all matters of operation from the inception of the corporation at Jackson Hewitt, and was instrumental in the development of the franchise plan for the tax service. Esther was personally responsible for recruiting and establishing Jackson Hewitt franchisees. During her time with Jackson Hewitt, she helped the company grow from approximately 12 offices to in excess of 250 offices.

Finally, Esther decided to develop her business skills further by opening her own tax firm, called EG Tax Service, in Buffalo, New York. She has been president and founder of EG Tax Inc. since 1991, where the corporation started by doing 300 returns. 

Currently, EG Tax operates 28 offices, and its currently the second largest tax firm in Western New York.