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Faith Smalling is an illustrator, ghost writer, and speaker. She has been married to her pastor husband for thirty-five years.
Faith emulates the Christian life with her strong beliefs in God ad reaches out to others through her poetry artwork, and speaking engagements. Despite her share of dark times, Faith holds a staunch belief in God’s goodness and the incredible power of prayer.
Join us on Tuesday, February 9th at 8:00 AM MST, on Step Into the Light with Patti Shene. Faith will discuss ways pastors and their families can handle scrutiny, and why, despite great personal heartache, her belief in God is unshakable. Faith will also share the snippets of her career as an illustrator, ghost writer, and speaker.
Author Caryl McAdoo has written several full length works covering a variety of subjects and targeting readers of all ages. From her nonfiction work about antiquing in North Texas to Biblical fiction, with contemporary and historical Christian romance and mid-grade fiction in between, Caryl shares her love for God in her written work.
Caryl has created some of her work with her husband, who started his writing career first. She loves to spend time with her many grandchildren, but most of all, Caryl enjoys every moment of every incredible blessing God has bestowed on her.
Join us on Tuesday, February 2nd at 8:00 AM MST, on Step Into the Light with Patti Shene. Caryl will talk about her writing journey, where it has taken her, how God has guided her steps, and where He is directing her for the future.
Monday - Release YOUR Pain
Let Go of YOUR Suffering
Break YOUR Silence
Monday’s show is dedicated to survivors who need to take that one step and reveal the truth. Please don’t think of this special step as being exposed to the world and fearing the worst from people if you tell us what happened to you as a child, but instead know that you have been traumatized enough. You never did anything wrong. You deserve and should demand that this load of crap that has been dumped on you be cleaned off of you and out of you!! This trauma is no longer yours!! Take your poisonous secret, put it in a bag and throw it in the trash. It is out, gone and never to return because you can’t be a victim ever again!!! He no longer has that power over you!!
It is very true that the damage that he or she has caused is very real and you probably feel tore up from the floor up, but that is just it! You are now able to heal. You have stopped the damage and the profuse bleeding and the painful recovery begins. The healing path is stretched as far as your eyes can see and in fact, the ending is never seen by our eyes, but the path is a different path. It is a life being surrounded by people who support us and we seek healthy people and make healthier choices.
Welcome! And it all begins with This One Step.
Speaking the truth to your family.
Telling your family that you were molested as a child is about the hardest part of breaking your silence. Many of us were molested by a family member who is respected and loved by most. You will begin to stack the reasons and excuses as to why you can’t or shouldn’t tell your family in your head and it sounds very reasonable in your head, but you know that it has to be done.
Breaking your silence to someone you trust is just opening the old infected wound and letting the poison out, but as adults we all know that our wound is not going to truly heal if we don’t let the doctor cut it open and clean it out completely. We are adults that were traumatized as children. We know better now. We are not little boys and girls and we have to set the example for others and show ourselves that we deserve being healthy and getting healing. We have to refuse to allow our molesters have power over us another day! You have to stop looking over your shoulder and walking on egg shells. This is what happened and it was not your fault and it is time to experience your life as it should be!
Cherie Burbach specializes in helping people connect in a positive manner. Her work, whether manifested through book length non-fiction, poetry, magazine articles, or creative art, reflects relationship and faith. She is published in NBC/Universal, Match.com, Christianity Today, and other publications.
Cherie is the About.com Friendshp Expert and authored 100 Simple Ways to Have More Friends, which serves as a guide to forming new friendships and strengthening old ones. She has authored several other books that range in subject from internet dating to promoting successful marketing strategies on social media and includes several books of poetry.
Join us on Tuesday, January 26th at 8:00 AM MST, on Step Into the Light with Patti Shene. Cherie will talk about the joys and the difficulties that accompany relationships, the importance of faith in our connections with others, and ways to grow and deepen friendships as circumstances change at various stages in our lives.
Author Christy Brunke tackles tough issues in her debut novel, Snow Out of Season. This story touches on the topics of marriage, SIDS, crisis pregnancies, and faith. Christy holds a degree in English and writing and has experience as a music and drama teacher.
Christy blogs about adoption stories, parenting, and pro-life events on her blog, where she also posts author interviews and book reviews. Her determination to complete her novel while tending to the needs of her newborn ad her two-year old led to her success as a published author.
Join us on Tuesday, January 19th at 8:00 AM MST, on Step Into the Light with Patti Shene. Christy will discuss her book and the important and sometimes intense topics it addresses. Christy will share tips on how to persevere in the pursuit of a dream, even when life gets hectic and the part her faith plays in her writing goals.
I am here for you
Thursday is dedicated to survivors to call in and let us all know how they are helping other fellow survivors. Survivors, at any stage of healing can be a tremendous help to fellow survivors. It does not have to be on a grand scale. You can call into a blogtalk radio show and just having your name present can let survivors know that they are not alone. You can visit a non-profit that deals with survivors of child sexual abuse and volunteer at an event or visit their web page. Visiting web pages gives them a count on how many visits and that helps with applying for grants. Also, leave a testimony. You may believe that your story is not that interesting, but it is to someone who has not found the courage to break their silence and sees that there is someone who has the same story as they do. Buy a t-shirt or a book. It is great healing when you help others.
Known as the “Queen of Resilience,” Debbie Hardy has experienced more than her share of hard times. From an abusive father to death of her beloved husband from cancer and many pitfalls in between, Debbie always bounces back from the depths of despair.
Debbie’s perseverance and positive attitude have earned her the title of successful author and speaker, both accomplishments she achieved later in life. She has authored three books, Stepping Through Cancer, How to Write a Book and Get it Published, and Free to be Fabulous: 100 Ways to Look and Feel Younger –at 40, 50, and beyond—.
Join us on Tuesday, January 12th at 8:00 AM MST, on Step Into the Light with Patti Shene. Debbie will share ways we can emerge back into the light from the shadows that may cross our path in 2016. Learn how a positive attitude can make the difference in our lives and what we can do to be fabulous at any age!
Wednesday is dedicated to survivors to call in and let us all know how they are seeking their support. How are they making the effort to find a support group, volunteer at a non-profit, researching or professional counseling? It is hard work learning how to find your healing and it takes time to learn how to live in your new life. Living in healing is something very new to survivors who have broken their silence and it takes a while to get a rhythm and security in their daily walk.
Kathryn Ross, known as “Miss Kathy” to audiences in Southern New Jersey, employs the power of story to inspire a love of God. Schools, churches, women’s groups and community events are venues where Kathryn promotes literacy and Christian living principles.
Storyteller, author, speaker, and podcaster allow Kathryn to expand her sphere of influence to children of all ages beyond her local area. Kathryn has taught in Christian and home school settings, using her training in Principle Approach education.
Join us on Tuesday, January 5th at 8:00 AM MST, on Step Into the Light with Patti Shene for our first episode of the New Year. Kathryn will ignite the imagination of listeners as she talks about the history of storytelling within the framework of the Pageant Wagon, discusses how storytelling impacts the lives of children of all ages, and shares the mission and goals of Pageant Wagon Productions and Publishing.
Meet Michele Sfarkianois author of "The 4-1-1 on Step Parenting."
January Jones and Michele discuss the Holidays and f the things you need to Do and Do Not if you are step-parenting in a blended family. This interview will inform and inspire you along with some really, really great advice from Michele.
MICHELE SFAKIANOS is a Registered Nurse, Life Skills Expert, Speaker and Author.
Me, Me, Me Day!!
Friday we celebrate our survival and treat ourselves to a moment of joy. What makes you feel better? Take a minute at a long traffic light and turn off all electronics and take a few deep breaths and meditate on something nice or go to bed an hour earlier and read a favorite Bible verse, or go a few miles out of your way and get a double scoop ice cream cone. It is a day where we have a moment of selfishness and feel good about it!! What did you do today?