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  • 01:04

    Christian Adventure with Aaron & Chad Burns on Christian Devotions Speak UP!

    in Christianity

    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when Scott brings on two cousins whose backyard adventure hit the big screen, Aaron and Chad Burns.


    Aaron Burns graduated with his Masters of Business Administration from Oakland University in May of 2011. He served as the co-producer, production designer, score supervisor, and lead actor on Burns Family Studios' Pendragon: Sword of His Father. Aaron was recently married and lives with his wife Andrea in Lake Orion, MI.


    Chad Burns is the award-winning director and co-producer of Burns Family Studios' first feature film, Pendragon: Sword of His Father. Chad completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Control Systems and Human Factors at the University of Illinois in the spring of 2011. Chad recently married Angie in August 2011 and lives in Champaign, IL.


    These cousins have now created the Christian Hit, Beyond the Mask, an action-packed, Gospel-centered, historic, adventure film. It is set in the turbulent months leading up to the American Declaration for Independence.


    The story explores identity and redemption through the lens of one central question: "What does it take for a man to remake his name and redeem his identity?" The assassin-turned-vicar, Will Reynolds, tries two classic approaches to fixing himself. First, he hides behind a mask of assumed identity. Second, he works to do enough good to outweigh his bad past. When both approaches fail, he discovers that only in Christ's finished work can he find his own redemption.

  • 01:03

    Navigating Infertility with Amanda Hope Haley on Christian Devotions Speak UP!

    in Moms and Family

    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as Scott chats with author and podcaster Amanda Hope Haley.


    Amanda Hope Haley has a bachelor of arts in religious studies from Rhodes College and a master of theological studies in Hebrew Scripture and Interpretation from Harvard University. She contributed to The Voice Bible translation as a writer and editor, and she has been an editor and curricula ghost writer for popular Christian authors. Amanda maintains a blog, Healthy and Hopeful, where she encourages women to live whole lives in community with God, family, and each other. Her first book, Barren among the Fruitful: Navigating Infertility with Hope, Wisdom, and Patience was released by HarperCollins Christian Publishers on October 7, 2014, as part of the InScribed Collection. Amanda and her husband David recently moved to Denver, Colorado, and look forward to new friends and new adventures out West.


    Amanda enjoys hosting people in her home for small group studies and serving her church community however she can. She loves cooking, crafting, and party planning, but she’s happiest when exploring new places with her husband and spoiling her godchildren Elijah, Jack, and Lily.

  • 01:08

    Running Back Thwarts Crime with Noah Herron on Christian Devotions Speak UP!

    in Football

    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as Scott talks football and Jesus with former NFL running back Noah Herron.


    Noah Herron played in 27 games, in his 3 year career, with the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was born on Apr 3, 1982 in Mattawan, MI, where he was a standout football player growing up. He played for Big Ten college Northwestern, where he earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors when he scored 15 touchdowns his Senior season. Noah was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2005 in Round 7 (#244 Overall). Noah’s breakout season came in 2006, when he played all 16 games and averaged 4.1 yards/carry to go along with 29 receptions.


    Noah is also known for thwarting an attempted robbery of his home and sharing the love of Christ with all who will hear it. 

  • 01:03

    Expert in the Field of Family, Michelle Anthony on Christian Devotions Speak UP!

    in Family

    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when Scott invites author of Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family Michelle Anthony to the show.


    Dr. Michelle Anthony is the Vice President and Publisher of Learning Resources at David C Cook. She is the author of Spiritual Parenting, Dreaming of More for the Next Generation, The Big God Story, and her newest book Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family (January 2015). Michelle has over twenty-five years of church ministry and leadership experience in children’s and family ministries and graduate degrees in Christian Education, Bible, and Theology from Talbot School of Theology and Southern Seminary. In her free time, Michelle enjoys being with her family, reading a good book, and the beach … while drinking a strong cup of coffee. 

  • 01:03

    Christian Devotions Speak UP! with Linda Gilden & Frances Pasch

    in Christianity

    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when Scott interviews two authors.


    Linda Gilden loves to share a great story and help you share your great stories. A frequent radio and television guest, Linda’s words of encouragement help you grasp the tools you need to make your writing and publishing dreams come true. A wife, mother of three, mother-in-law of two, and grandmother of four children and two dogs, Linda has many wonderful sources for writing and speaking material. Her greatest joy is spending time with her family. See more at: http://www.lindagilden.com/about/#sthash.zvTEZGek.dpuf.


    Frances Gregory Pasch's devotions and poetry have been published hundreds of times over the past thirty years in different denominational Sunday school papers, magazines, and book compilations. Her book, Double Vision, Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry was released December 12, 2013 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. It is a double eye-opener—two ways of looking at the same spiritual truth. Frances enjoys encouraging other writers, and she has been leading a women's Christian writers' group for the past twenty-two years. You can read some of her writing on her website: www.francesgregorypasch.com.

  • 01:11

    Christian Devotions Speak UP! with Donna Rhodes & Jayme Mansfield

    in Christianity

    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as Scott interviews two Boot Camp award winners, Donna Rhodes and Jayme Mansfield.


    Donna Rhodes is a trained speaker, published author, certified Life Coach, and personality trainer. She has written for newspapers, magazines, websites, and story compilation books. Donna teaches Bible studies and is on the women’s leadership team at her church. She is married to Denver and they have eight children, fourteen grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Her passion is sharing hope for the hopeless, even if they have to borrow hope from her story until they find their own. Her happy places are grandchildren, gourmet cooking, and playing with her dog Penny.


    Jayme H. Mansfield is an author, artist, and educator. She provides vivid imagery as she melds her inspiring writing and artistic talents. Her debut novel, Chasing the Butterfly, released October 2014 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Jayme owns, paints, and shares the joy of creating art with children and adults at Piggy Toes Art Studio in Lakewood, Colorado. After a career in advertising, Jayme received her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education/Creative Arts. For eighteen years, she has shared a passion for literacy and the writing process, currently teaching at Aspen Academy. She is married to James and has three teenage boys. Visit www.jaymemansfield.com. 

  • 01:04

    Creation Today's Eric Hovind on Christian Devotions Speak UP!

    in Christianity

    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as Scott picks the brain of leading apologetic’s debater and founder of Creation Today Ministries, Eric Hovind.


    Eric Hovind grew up immersed in the world of apologetics. Following college graduation in 1999, he began full-time ministry. President and Founder of Pensacola-based organization, Creation Today, Eric’s passion to reach people with the life-changing message of the gospel has driven him to speak in five foreign countries and all fifty states. He lives in Pensacola, Florida, with his wife Tanya and three children and remains excited about the tremendous opportunity to lead an apologetics ministry in the war against evolution and humanism.  Much like a 21st-century Apostle Paul on Mars Hill, in June of 2013, Eric stood on the first monument to atheism in America to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the atheist community.


    In 2011, Eric teamed up with Paul Taylor to begin The Creation Today Show. More than seventy-two episodes are broadcasting on three continents equipping thousands to continue battling the anti-Christ, anti-Bible spirit that consumes today’s culture with the absolute truth of God’s Word, beginning in Genesis. Discover more about Eric and his ministry at www.creationtoday.org.

  • 01:09

    Suspense Thriller Author Cindy Sproles on Christian Devotions Speak UP

    in Writing

    Cindy Sproles is an author and speaker. She is the cofounder of Christian Devotions Ministries and the cowriter of the popular He Said, She Said Devotions written with her cofounder, Eddie Jones. Cindy’s devotions and articles are published in Christian newspapers across the eastern seaboard, including Common Ground Christian Newspaper, Tri-County News and Hometown Christian News. She is a speaker to women’s conferences addressing not only the heart of women but also their biblical responsibilities to their families. As a teacher and speaker for Christian Writers Conferences, Cindy teaches writing skills and how to write placing God in the forefront.  She is a contributing author to CBN.com and is the Executive Editor for www.christiandevotions.us and the Devotional Acquisitions Editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.  Cindy works along side Scott McCausey and Eddie Jones to cohost the syndicated Blog Talk Radio show, Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!  She is a certified life coach and mentor, an eldercare specialist and a special needs advocate.


    Her latest book, New Sheets – Thirty Days to Refine You Into the Woman You Can Be is being used to help raise funds for Hope House, an abortion crisis center. You can also check out her new book releasing January 27, Mercy’s Rain, at http://cindysproles.com/mercys-rain/


    She is the mother of four sons and  lives in the mountains of East Tennessee with her husband. Cindy can be contacted at www.cindysproles.com or by emailing cindyksproles@gmail.com.

  • 01:07

    Christian Devotions Speak UP! with Edie Melson

    in Social Networking

    Edie Melson is a leading professional in the writing industry. She’s a sought-after writing instructor, and her heart to help others define and reach their dreams has connected her with writers all over the country. She’s the co-director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, as well as a popular faculty member at numerous others.


    Edie is a prolific writer, publishing thousands of articles over the years, and has a popular writing blog, The Write Conversation. She is the Senior Editor for Novel Rocket and the Social Media Mentor for My Book Therapy, as well as the Social Media Director for Southern Writers Magazine.


    In keeping up with the leading edge of all things digital, Edie has become known as one of the go-to experts on Twitter, Facebook, and all forms of social media for writers wanting to learn how to plug in. Her bestselling eBook on this subject has recently been updated, expanded, and re-released as Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers.


    Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home When Your Soldier Leaves for Battle, is Edie’s heart project. This devotional book for those with family members in the military debuted on Veterans Day, 2011. She's also the Military Family Blogger at While They Serve on www.Guideposts.org.


    Edie is a member of numerous civic and professional organizations, including Blue Star Mothers, the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, The Christian Pen, and American Christian Fiction Writers. Connect with her through Twitter or Facebook.


    If you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us.

  • 01:13

    Christian Devotions Speak UP! with Don Moen

    in Christianity

    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when host Scott McCausey welcomes renown Christian recording artist, Don Moen.


    Ask Don Moen what he does, and the answer might surprise you. He won’t say he’s a songwriter, even though he’s written more than 100 songs. He won’t say he’s a worship leader, even though he’s led worship on every continent but Antarctica and recorded numerous albums. He won’t say he’s a businessman or producer, even though he has produced and directed hundreds of successful projects. If you ask Don Moen why God put him on this planet, he’ll tell you, “To be an architect who designs products and events that help people experience God’s presence in a new and fresh way.” And in more than three decades of ministry, he’s had lots of opportunity to fulfill that purpose. His discography reflects his passion to create resources for the church that lead people into an honest and intimate relationship with the Lord.


    Don has also received a Dove Award for his work on the musical God With Us and has received multiple Dove Award nominations for his songs, CDs, and choral resources. In addition to his writing and recording, Don makes time to tour domestically and abroad, and has performed with artists such as Chris Tomlin, Twila Paris, Sara Groves, and Paul Baloche, to name a few.


    Today, Don is President of Don Moen Productions in Nashville, Tennessee, where he resides with his wife Laura and five children.

  • 01:02

    Christian Devotions Speak UP! with Tim Shoemaker

    in Family

    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! for a very innovative speaker and defender of family values.
    Tim Shoemaker speaks at churches, and para-church organizations such as: Focus on the Family, Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conferences, International Network of Children’s Ministry, and the Moody Pastors Conference. He also speaks at men’s retreats, women’s groups, couples’ retreats, youth worker conventions, and homeschool conventions. He conducts Family Devotion Workshops all across the country.
    Tim is the author of eight books, including: Smashed Tomatoes, Bottle Rockets and Other Outdoor Devotionals You Can Do With Your Kids, Dangerous Devotions for Guys, Reboot Your Brain: Byte Sized Devotions for Boys, and Code of Silence.
    He’s been happily married to his wife Cheryl for over thirty years and is blessed with three grown sons and two daughters-in-law. 

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