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  • 00:31

    Changing The World--Live With The Rayfords

    in Lifestyle

    None of us can change the world by ourselves, but with a change in our attitudes, we can make a difference, one person at a time.

    Of course, Believers who have an established relationship with Jesus Christ understand--the one person at a time concept--hopefully better than most--but if we concentrate on changing self first and reaching out to others to show them, not tell them, how a different attitude change their lives and the lives of others.

    Showing kindness--even to people who may not deserve it is one way we can change attitudes. It's hard to stay mad at someone who is kind to you.

    Showing compassion--when other people have situations to deal with, we can be more compassionate about them than being judgmental. We've all made mistakes--some more costly than others, but the great thing about mistakes is--if we learn from them--and we should--we become better people.

    Loving others--even the unloveable--gets their notice every time. And when we finish showing them love, share the love of Jesus Christ, gettting them to understand just how important they are to Him.

    We can do this--change the world--making a difference and a better place for all to live and thrive--one person at a time.

    If you'd like to start by reading a good book, please browse the catalog of books by Mary M. Hall-Rayford on amazon.com http://viewAuthor.at/maryglobal .

    Thanks for listening and don't forget to tune in next week at the same time, on BlogTalk Radio, Thursdays at 5:00 EST. Remember God loves you and we love you, too!

  • Changing The World--Live With The Rayfords

    in Lifestyle

    Every day we see a need for Jesus to return quickly. However, since we cannot dictate His return we simply have to live with the circumstances, but we don't have to conform to them.

    No matter what happens in the world--what the crisis is or what the foolish politicians do--we must hold fast to The Word of God and dig in--determined not to be moved by circumstances but to motivate God's moving in our lives by our demonstration of faith in His Word. When Jesus told the woman with the issue of blood that her faith had mader her whole, we can learn lessons about faith. It is not our emotional pleas that move God, but our faith in Him that He will take care of us.

    So, let's practice holding onto our faith in Him. Every time something happens, we remind ourselves, "God's got this and I have no need to be concerned." If we don't change our attitude about all the nonsense reigning in the world, we'll kll ourselves with stress over situations we cannot control. God's Got it!

    If you'd like to join us in this conversation, please call 619-638-8499 or catch us in the chat room during the broadcast. Otherwise, the archives are available 24/7.

    If you love to read wholesome Christian literature, check out this catalog of books http://viewAuthor.at/maryglobal

    Thanks for joining us and tune in next week at the same time and the same place. Until then, remember God loves you and we do, too!

  • 01:37

    The Internet is Changing the World; for better or worse?

    in Radio

    This Sunday, September 28th, at 7:00 PM, E.S.T., we will discuss the enormous impact the Internet has had on the social and economic conditions and challenges we face around the world, as well as in our individual communities and families.

    Since the invention of the World Wide Web, the way we interact with each other; the way we get our news, the speed and which we get it and even the way we are educated and entertained has all changed. Internet Technology has even been intertwined into our Cell Phone Technology, so that it is always with us and always available and accessible.  

    On this important show, we will discuss what changes have occured since the introduction of the Internet, rather these changes have been positive or negative and why. We will also offer helpful tips on how to manage the impact the Internet has on our children and on our own lives. I'm sure we can all agree that the Internet, with all it's negative points and effects, can also be a wonderful tool in our lives and in business. But clearly, it needs to be used responsibly and clearly, we need to not be naieve about the impact of it's existance and usage.

    Remember, this show is your opportunity to let your voice be heard. There are few places where the ordinary, every day person's voice can be heard. Our show is dedicated to offering those who would ordinarily have no voice, a voice.

    Please don't pass up this opportunity. Every week, you can click this link or dial 818-739-8909 to listen by phone and then dial 1 to join our on air discussion and let your voice be heard.

  • 00:31

    A Changing World! Live With The Rayfords!

    in Lifestyle

    Officially the first Thursday of the New Year and God is still in control--no matter what the world looks like.

    So many people are using up mental energy trying to keep resolutions when the resolution probably shouldn't have been made in the first place. The first thing we should do is to pray and seek God's directions for our lives and then we should establish goals-short-term goals and long-term goals, using the short-term ones to get there.

    Life is a process and when we attempt to take short cuts, we circumvent the process and when we circumvent the process we put ourselves in a position to miss God's best for our lives.

    I know many who think life is all about what they want and then they get angry when what they want always seems out of reach. Well, there are many things that we can have if we just take the time to do it all the way God puts it before us.

    First things first--let's pray and thank God for health, strength, peace of mind and creativity flowing abundantly and favor with men in every venue of life.

    Now, let's ask Him to pour into us, His wisdom and to keep our hearts and ears open to Him so we'll hear Him when He speaks.

    My prayers always include thanksgiving for world peace and wisdom for all leaders. Without God's wisdom directing our leaders, peace will never be possible.

    What are you praying for?

    If you'd like to peruse the catalog of my books, please do so at http://viewAuthor.at/maryglobal

    Thank you for joining us and we hope you'll come back next week at the same time.

    Remember God loves you, and we love you, too.

  • 00:31

    A Changing World! Live With The Rayfords!

    in Lifestyle

    "Christmas just ain't Christmas, without the one you love."

    This a familiar line from a song--about being with those a person loves--more specifically a lover. As good as all that sounds, one part of the line is true. Without Christ who loves us, it wouldn't be Christmas.

    Somehow, probably because of greed, we have forgotten what Christmas is all about. It's not about the gifts we get, but the Gift we were given over 2000 years ago. With His birth--the gift of Salvation--being saved from ourselves.

    Now, I know most people like to decorate--trees, houses, bushes, whatever will hold a light, but do we know how to be a light in a dark world? It is because of Him, not someone dressed up in a red suit with little green people following him around that makes Christmas--Christmas. It is the birth of Christ that we celebrate--not the giving of wrapped presents--all those little trinkets that could have been given at any time of the year, but a birthday celebration and how many of us-have a gift for Him?

    The only gift we can offer Him is our unconditional obedience to His Word--at all times. Can we do that? Do we know His Word to even make that claim?

    For this Christmas, let's give Him a real sacrificial gift--our praise and study of His Word. When we truly understand the magnitude of His birth, His life and His Death and Resurrection; we will truly have something to celebrate.

    Be kind and generous to all you greet!

    If you're still looking for a gift, a book is as close your fingertips http://viewAuthor.at/maryglobal.

    If you enjoyed this broadcast, please let us know by leaving a comment on our page. Come back and join us again, next week at the same time, same place. And remember, God loves you and we do, too!

  • 00:31

    A Changing World--Live With The Rayfords

    in Lifestyle

    Though we journey through life with all of its challenges and in the midst of one uncertainty after another, there remains one thing we can be sure of--the Love of Jesus Christ and spending eternity with Him.

    Many will use this time of year to do a number of things. They will go shopping, vacationing, spending money they don't have, but they won't celebrate the reason for the season.

    We, who know, Truth, know that Jesus was not born on December 25th, but He came into the world--the same as the rest of us--through a woman, and lived life--experiencing all we could experience.

    But it was His love--seeing us from afar and knowing that we needed to reconcile our relationship with God--that kept Him here, willing to hang a cross for our sins, until He took His last breath, was buried and rose again--defeating the enemy for all time--just for us.

    That's what Love does and for that reason--we should celebrate Him--not the gift giving, but the gift-giver--Jesus Christ.

    If you're an avid reader, please browse the catalog of my books http://viewAuthor.at/maryglobal

    We hope you enjoyed the broadcast for today and encourage you to come back next week and the same time for another episode of Live With The Rayfords.

    Remember this--God loves you and we do, too. Stay safe, prayerful, and always grateful to Him who gives us life.

  • 00:31

    A Changing World--Live With The Rayfords!

    in Lifestyle

    There used to be a time when all knew and understood how we were to live and treat others, but that's changing and the world as we once knew it, will never be the same.

    We discuss our changing world regarding family, politics, education, church, and The Word (not that The Word changes), or at least how some are trying to change The Word to accommodate their agendas to promote living in opposition to God.

    This is not the first time and won't be the last time that people live like the devil and want everyone else to support their journey to hell.

    Because we love--unconditionally--we speak God's Truth about all matters and we even manage to have some fun in the process. So join us--Live With The Rayfords, every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. EDT and share your thoughts with us. You can call 619-638-8499 or join us in the chat room. If you can't join us during our broadcast time, you can always listen to the archives at your convenience.

    For your reading enjoyment, check out my books on Amazon.com. Search under Mary M. Hall-Rayford and enjoy the buffet of wholesome literature from Christian Literature, Romance, Fantasy, Suspense, Poetry, Essays, Educational, and contemporary fiction. 

    Remember this--God loves you and so do we. And because He loves--so must we--love all and speak His Truth!

  • 02:46

    Enduring in a Changing World on The Hagmann & Hagmann Report-

    in News

    Join us tonight as we break down the latest news and current events and also have a discussion on the changing world and what we can do to endure without conformity. We will be talking about issues including the Clonton email scandal as well as the latest on the zika pandemic. In the third hour we will be joined by Dave Hodges of The Common Sense Show.

    Here is the link to the listen live &  archive page. It contains the Live stream links at the top of the page and then the archives below.


    https://www.youtube.com/user/TeamKNEIN/featured   link to the youtube channel

    https://soundcloud.com/hagmann-hagmann-report  link to the soundcloud page

  • 00:31

    Changing the World One Youth at a Time with Spider Jones

    in Self Help

    Spider Jones is an energetic advocate of the 'Believe To Achieve' Organization, a youth outreach development and counseling charity. Many of Spider's events go to the benefit of 'Believe To Achieve' kids.

    Spider is also a highly popular motivational speaker who is much admired for his diligent work among the youth. His inspirational life story "Out of the Darkness" reveals his amazing rise from the impoverished, gang infested, inner-city projects of Detroit and Windsor and how, as a grade five dropout, he eventually returned to school at the age of thirty to become an honour student. Spider's favourite thing is talking to his Nighthawks, whether it be about sports, entertainment, or hot issues.

    Over the past 20 years, Spider has interviewed such notables as Muhammad Ali, Mark Wahlberg, Jesse Jackson, LL Cool J, Ron Howard, Scott Grimes, Doug Gilmour, Cito Gaston, Oscar De La Hoya, Roy Jones, Kris Kristofferson, James Brown, Guy Lafleur, Carlos Delgado, Jim Brown and countless others. Among his other claims to fame was to act as a sparring partner for such boxing legends as George Chuvalo and former World Heavyweight Champion Jimmy Ellis. Spider was also a member of Muhammad Ali's training camp back in the days when 'The Greatest' fought Chuvalo.

    To learn more about Spider Jones you can visit his website at  http://spiderjones.com/index2.html

  • 00:31

    A Changing World! Live With The Rayfords!

    in Lifestyle

    Some have said, the more things change, the more they stay the same. When we look at our world today, we can see how this may be true.

    Racism--with all of its ugliness is still the same--hatred for no reason and by people who obviously don't have love for themselves. When we cannot receive the love of God, we have no love to give and hate reigns in the hearts of many--who are envious of those who can and do love.

    Sin--still deprives people of receiving God's best in their lives because they do not want to adhere to His Word and would rather be of the world, seeking the applause of men and women who have no hell or heaven for them.

    Christians--who wear the label but do not live the life have caused more confusion in the land than the doubters and unbelieving. For when we say one thing and yet do another, we become hypocrites and demonstrate we have no integrity or honor in what we call ourselves.

    The time has come, actually long overdue, for all true Believers to take a stand against injustice in all forms--racism, sin, and carnal Christians. We have a job to do and if we don't do it the way God leads us to do it--we will be held accountable.

    If you love to read, wholesome literature that does not promote sin or hatred--please check out this catalog of books http://viewAuthor.at/maryglobal

    If this podcast today has been beneficial to you, please let us know by leaving a comment below and join us again next week, at the same time. Until then, remember God loves you and we do, too!

  • 00:34

    The Compassionate Rebel Revolution: Ordinary People Changing the World

    in Self Help

    Compassionate rebels are the new real-life superheroes without the capes and the celebrity, with the super powers of compassion and courage and determination that can change the world in so many different ways that offer cause for hope in these troubled times. Their powerful stories, being told publicly for the first time, will encourage you to find and unleash the compassionate rebel that resides in all of us, guides us through tough times, helps us find solutions to our most pressing problems, and makes us all potential agents of social change.

    Burt Berlowe is an author, journalist, educator and social change activist. He has been writing and publishing people’s stories for more than four decades.

    His current book: The Compassionate Rebel Revolution: Ordinary People Changing the World has been honored as a finalist for a Midwest Book Award and the international Reader’s Favorite award. It follows its predecessor The Compassionate Rebel: Energized by Anger, Motivated by Love, co-authored by Berlowe, and honored as a finalist for the nationally-prestigious Nautilus Award, presented during Book Expo America in Los Angeles.

    In all of his work, Berlowe’s ultimate objective is to use storytelling as a way to transform our culture. “I believe that everyone has a compassionate rebel story waiting to be told,” he says. “I want to help people find and share that story and turn it into action that will positively change our society now and for years to come.”

    Tracy Culbreath King has a passion for conflict resolution that began after pursuing her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Central Florida in Interpersonal Organizational Communication. Tracy is an Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator at the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO).