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  • 00:29

    Tony Hilling, The Voice of Aedistamen and Uplifting Devotionals III

    in Books

    Perhaps his Breton, Celtic fathers are the reason for it -- the story telling, I mean. Because it spans three careers as priest, lawyer, and Christian pastor. Then, there’s the other side, of course: the female line, which is a proliferation of the Gaelic Celtic – more story telling interspersed with fiery feminine war cries.


    What’s story telling got to do with lawyering? If you’ve never appeared before a judge, told him a story (a true one) about the case in question, and have little penchant for narrative, don’t ever try it! There are few things more mentally painful than the sarcasm of the judiciary. Similarly, don’t ever expect your congregation to listen to you if can’t put together a modern day parable that is faithful to the New Testament variety. You’ll wind up preaching to yourself and getting frightfully bored.


    Add to this a balladeer’s gift of writing soul-seeking songs and performing them on stage, and you begin to apprehend him.


    And perhaps it’s because this rather strange Scot did not quite fit in those ‘aforementioned’ careers that he finally decided to get serious about narrative and create some stories of his own, from scratch of course. Or maybe it was simply because, true to his counter-cultural, God-smitten, Celtic ancestors, he wanted to tell stories about a faithful Presence in a godless age.

  • 00:32

    Marcia Lee Laycock,The Ambassadors Series,Uplifting Devotionals Book III

    in Books

    Marcia is a pastor's wife, the mother of three grown daughters, a freelance writer and Christian speaker. She is a published author and editor, having written for Christian magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as home-town newspapers. Her short stories, articles and poetry have won awards in Canada and the U.S. and been broadcast on CBC radio. Her work also appears frequently on the world wide web.
    Marcia is a frequent speaker for women's groups of all sizes and has often taught writing courses for the Alberta Adult Education Department, Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship, and The Word Guild (Write! Canada).

    In 1996, Marcia and her family served with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea. While there she wrote for the Non-print Media Department of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, producing radio and video scripts.
    For six years Marcia held the communications portfolio for the Associated Gospel Churches in Western Canada, writing, editing and producing their quarterly newsletter. She is now serving on the executive of Inscribe Christian Writers' Fellowship (www.inscribe.org). She currently writes a weekly column, The Spur, which is published in Living Light News, (Edmonton), CrossWalk and The Country Sunrise News (Central Alberta). It also goes out to subscribed readers each week.
    Marcia's devotional book, The Spur of the Moment won an Award of Merit at Write!Canada in 2003, a second devotional, Focused Reflections, is now in print and she was the recipient of the Best New Canadian Christian Author Award for her novel One Smooth Stone which was released by Castle Quay Books in 2007. The Sequel, A Tumbled Stone, was also short-listed for an Award at Write!Canada. Marcia's work has just been short-listed in three categories in the current Word Awards.
    Marcia and her family currently live in Central Alberta, Canada.
    Visit my website - www.marcialeelaycock.com

  • 00:08

    Flora Reigada,Where Your Heart Meets God's, stops by The G-ZONE!

    in Books

    If God had something to say to you, how would you know and what might He say? You may be surprised to find God's words of love hidden like jewels in everyday life, but also where we need to search and dig. Recognizing these heavenly messages can be compared to finding hidden treasure, one jewel at a time, each with many facets to explore. Where Your Heart Meets God's can help you discover this priceless treasure of the heart. Open the pages and begin an everlasting adventure in hearing and experiencing God. "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:21, NIV).


    Flora Reigada is a journalist and novelist. She and husband, Dan, have been a reporter/photographer team for several newspapers including the Florida Today and currently, Senior Life of Brevard County, Florida. Flora has also written for Guideposts magazine, Decision magazine, the Upper Room daily devotional and more. She and Dan are proud parents and grandparents. The couple has traveled throughout the beautiful British Isles and visited Spain, where they stayed in a castle overlooking the ocean.

  • 00:40

    Water For The Thirsty - Episode 19

    in The Bible

    No ladies on the couch this week. All guy crew! This should be interesting. Our conversations will be based on our readings of the books of 1 & 2 Samuel, Mark, 2 Corinthians and the Psalms.



    Water For The Thirsty is a contemporary forum which creates space to experience and share the delight of daily communion with Christ. 

    Our conversations are grown organically and often challenge our traditional views. Through informal review and discussion of the scriptures, we seek practical application of the Word in our lives under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. 

    We stream our conversations live online every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 8 -9pm EST @ http://live.waterforthethirsty.com  Join the live conversation by calling (914) 205-5907 or via the chatroll.

    Grab a copy of the reading plan, dust of your Bibles and join us... if you're thirsty

  • 00:30

    George Taylor,Week 2:Audiobooks with Spiritual Ideas!

    in Books

    This is the second week exploring the merger of audiobooks with spiritual ideas. While we may usually think of Bibles, books about the Bible, or devotionals containing spiritual ideas, there are other forms of writing which can be rich in spiritual ideas. In this episode, I take a look at two novels which explore spiritual ideas using the story of the birth of Jesus as their platform.  Amber Shamel’s The Swaddling Clothes is a historical novel inspired by a Veggie Tales episode.  Anne Baxter-Campbell’s Once Upon a Christmas Eve tells the story of a teenage who needs to learn a lesson or two.  You’ll hear excerpts from both of these books.

  • 02:43

    Water For The Thirsty - Episode 18

    in The Bible

    Since last we met, we've been reading the books of Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Corinthians and the Psalms. A lot of material to digest usually means lots of interesting things to discuss! 



    Water For The Thirsty is a contemporary forum which creates space to experience and share the delight of daily communion with Christ. 

    Our conversations are grown organically and often challenge our traditional views. Through informal review and discussion of the scriptures, we seek practical application of the Word in our lives under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. 

    We stream our conversations live online every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 8 -9pm EST @ http://live.waterforthethirsty.com  Join the live conversation by calling (914) 205-5907 or via the chatroll.

    Grab a copy of the reading plan, dust of your Bibles and join us... if you're thirsty

  • 00:58

    LIVE w/Dr.D Kingdom Conversations

    in Christianity

    "LIVE w/Dr.D" airs EXCLUSIVELY at www.blogtalkradio.com/Drdlive Monday-Friday at 10am est. Comedy, sound clips, inspiring devotionals and more!

  • 00:19

    George Taylor discusses audiobooks,spiritual ideas, & other items of interest!

    in Books

    I’ve said that this podcast is dedicated to “audiobooks, spiritual ideas, and other items of interest.”  Today, I start a series of three (I think) podcasts which will highlight the merger of audiobooks and spiritual ideas.  I have recorded two devotional books, A Mended Heart by Patti J. Smith and God, Me and a Cup of Tea by Michele Huey.  In this podcast, I talk about both books and play excerpts from them.


     

  • 02:54

    Water For The Thirsty - Episode 17

    in The Bible

    The drudgery that many experienced with Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy is now behind us. Things are picking back up again with Joshua and Judges and Paul's letter to the Corinthians is definitely stirring up a number of questions for us to try and a deal with tonight! Among them 1 Corinthians 5:11-12. 

    Water For The Thirsty is a contemporary forum which creates space to experience and share the delight of daily communion with Christ. 

    Our conversations are grown organically and often challenge our traditional views. Through informal review and discussion of the scriptures, we seek practical application of the Word in our lives under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. 

    We stream our conversations live online every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 8 -9pm EST @ http://live.waterforthethirsty.com  Join the live conversation by calling (914) 205-5907 or via the chatroll.

    Grab a copy of the reading plan, dust of your Bibles and join us... if you're thirsty

  • 00:18

    June Foster, Sonrise In Sweetland,Misty Hollow and much,much more!

    in Books

    An award-winning author, June Foster is also a retired teacher with a BA in Education and a MA in counseling. She is the mother of two and grandmother of ten. June began writing Christian romance in 2010. She penned her first novel on her Toshiba laptop as she and her husband traveled the US in their RV. Her adventures provided a rich source of information for her novels. In 2013, June's book Give Us This Day was a finalist in EPIC's eBook awards and in 2014 a finalist in the National Readers Choice Awards for best first book. Ryan's Father won The Clash of the Titles book of the month for January 2014 and was one of three finalists in the published contemporary fiction category of the 2014 Oregon Christian Writers Cascade Writing Contest and Awards. Deliver Us was a finalist in COTT's 2014 Laurel Awards. June has written four novels for Desert Breeze Publishing. The Bellewood Series, Give Us This Day, As We Forgive, and Deliver Us, and Hometown Fourth of July. Ryan's Father is available from WhiteFire Publishing. Red and the Wolf, a modern day retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, and For All Eternity are available from Amazon.com and Smashwords. June enjoys writing stories about characters who overcome the circumstances in their lives by the power of God and His Word. June uses her training in counseling and her Christian beliefs in creating characters who find freedom to live godly lives.

  • 01:15

    Removing the Mask with Felecia Pough

    in Women

    A Special Episode with Felecia Pough the author of Removing The Mask. Meet me and my special guest as she provides us with a brief, yet in-depth look inside the dramatic events in her life, as she discloses past-emotional bondage, sexual issues, and physical and emotional abuse. Through her short stories and spiritual devotionals, you will gain knowledge as well as understanding that will help with areas of your life that may have you entangled, thus leading you to a healthier, more productive, and strengthened relationship with Jesus Christ.


     

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