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  • 00:50

    Blogging Your Story with Lyneta Smith on Christian Devotions Speak UP!

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    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as Blogger/Editor Lyneta Smith shares her passion to write for God.


    Lyneta Smith lives and works her dream job in Spring Hill, TN. She has published hundreds of articles and stories, including Clubhouse Junior, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Living Light News. As a self-professed word nerd, she delights in helping others shape their manuscripts and has edited many works of fiction and non-fiction. Last summer she graduated summa cum laude from Oregon State University and plans to pursue a post-graduate editing certificate. When she’s not writing or editing, you can find her cooking for her family, puttering in the garden, or playing with her Boston terrier. Contact Lyneta at lyneta.l.smith@gmail.com, and find her blog at www.lynetasmith.com. 

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    Christian Devotions Speak UP! with Nivine Richie

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    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when Scott shares the life of Nivine Richie and her new book.


    Nivine Richie is a wife, mother, and university professor. She has had the privilege of leading many ladies’ Bible studies or co-leading small groups with her husband, Pat, over the years. She is involved in women’s ministry in her local church and in the Christian faculty organization on campus. Her first book, Enduring Faith: An 8-week Devotional Study of the Book of Hebrews is published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas and is available on Amazon.

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    Is Blogging Dead? with Lyneta Smith on Christian Devotions Speak UP!

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    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as Blogger/Editor Lyneta Smith shares her passion to write for God.


    Lyneta Smith lives and works her dream job in Spring Hill, TN as a writer and public speaker. She has published hundreds of articles and stories, including Clubhouse Junior, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Living Light News. Last summer she graduated summa cum laude from Oregon State University. Currently, she's working on her memoir, Curtain Call.  Contact Lyneta at lyneta.l.smith@gmail.com, and find her blog at www.lynetasmith.com. 

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    Hearing God Ministries with Linda Wright on Christian Devotions Speak UP!

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    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as Linda Wright of Hearing God Ministries joins to share her testimony of moving from heartache to the love of Jesus Christ.


    Linda Wright is a speaker and an author who has a heart to fulfill Isaiah 61:1-3. She loves to share her story of triumph over some of life's toughest trials and her journey with the Lord of how He brought her out of the pit with the determination that she will never go back.  Linda is passionate and has a mandate from the Lord to teach and equip the Body of Christ on hearing God’s voice, especially during trials. Currently, Linda's burden is for those who serve the Body, which has led to the birthing of the National Pastors and Leaders Healing Conferences now being held annually in Arizona.  


    Prior to Hearing God Ministries, Linda worked as a missionary in Hollywood. She created and co-wrote The Last Miracle (Sky Angel, TBN) and co-produced the NBC hit movie A Champion’s Fight (now airing on Lifetime as Shattered Hearts). Recently, Linda formed Hearing God Productions to launch the faith-based family film division of her ministry. You can discover more of Linda and her ministries at www.hearinggodministries.org.


     

  • 00:52

    Pastors Wife Speaks UP with Nan Jones on Christian Devotions Speak UP

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    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when host Scott McCausey discusses the difficult role of the pastor’s wife with Nan Jones.


    Nan Jones is an author/speaker who uses the words of her heart to assist fellow Christians in discovering the presence of God in their darkest hour. Her devotional blog, Morning Glory, has become a place of community for Christians to find encouragement in God’s Word and comfort in His presence. She has been published in several anthologies, as well as the online inspirational sites Christian Devotions and Inspire a Fire.


    She is thrilled to announce her debut book, The Perils of a Pastor’s Wife, released June 30, 2015 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When Nan is not writing, she enjoys leading prayer retreats, Bible studies, or sharing God’s love as keynote speaker for special events. She is becoming known by her brand, Even so, I walk in the Presence of the Lord, as she teaches her audience to go beyond the veil to find God’s presence.

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    Perils of the Pastors Wife with Nan Jones on Christian Devotions Speak UP!

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    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when host Scott McCausey discusses the difficult role of the pastor’s wife with Nan Jones.


    Nan Jones is an author/speaker who uses the words of her heart to assist fellow Christians in discovering the presence of God in their darkest hour. Her devotional blog, Morning Glory, has become a place of community for Christians to find encouragement in God’s Word and comfort in His presence. She has been published in several anthologies, as well as the online inspirational sites Christian Devotions and Inspire a Fire.


    She is thrilled to announce her debut book, The Perils of a Pastor’s Wife, released June 30, 2015 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When Nan is not writing, she enjoys leading prayer retreats, Bible studies, or sharing God’s love as keynote speaker for special events. She is becoming known by her brand, Even so, I walk in the Presence of the Lord, as she teaches her audience to go beyond the veil to find God’s presence.


     

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    Summer Camp with Henry Hawver on Christian Devotions Speak UP!

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    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when host Scott McCausey interviews the Director of Rock Lake Christian Assembly, Henry Hawver.

    Henry has served the Lord in many different venues, but not until he rededicated his life to Christ after questioning the validity of scripture. Through friend and minister Hi Gates, he turned his face back to God and lived a transformed life. He first became a minister at Wheaton Church of Christ in Remus, Michigan before preaching in Dewitt, Michigan.

    Henry and his wife of almost forty years, Lois, have been involved in the care of children all their married lives. They have adopted four children, been involved in foster care for thirteen years and support Central Michigan Pregnancy Services in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

    Through their passion for young people, involvement in a Christian Camp was a fore-drawn conclusion. Henry has served for over thirty years at Rock Lake. This adventure started as a 4th-5th grade camp counselor. Eventually, he was asked to take over the camp as the Dean. After ten years in this capacity, the camp director job became available. Henry felt led to serve in this capacity full-time and has been doing so ever since. As well as Director of the camp, he has served on the Program Committee, Capital Fund Committee and as Trustee.
    Henry’s favorite thing about camp is being present when young people learn spiritual truths, commit themselves to Jesus as Lord and Savior of their lives, and are immersed in the lake.

  • 00:56

    Building Noah's Ark with Doug Henderson on Christian Devotions Speak UP!

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    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when artist Doug Henderson of the Creation Museum joins to share his gifts for creating.


    Doug Henderson was a teacher of special effects makeup and animatronics at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh from 1990-2006. He met his wife, Cathy, through NBC while working in film, television commercials, theater, and print advertising. They married and formed Henderson Design and Productions where they sculpted dozens of historic and celebrity "wax" replicas for museums and themed attractions all over the world. His favorite is still Colonel Sanders for KFC.


    Doug and his wife began working as contractors for Answers in Genesis, starting with the Creation Adventure Team videos staring Buddy Davis, which they wrote and produced. They came on board the museum's art team full-time in 2006. After the museum opened in 2007, Doug and Cathy stayed on to continue designing exhibits and maintain current ones.


    As one of the lead artists for the Ark Encounter, which is under construction at the Creation Museum, Doug’s current job is to oversee the production and assembly of forty pairs of animals. Discover more about the new exhibit at www.arkencounter.com.

  • 00:49

    Supporting those in Need with Pastor Russ McCoy on Christian Devotions Speak UP!

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    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as Scott chats about feeding the hungry and clothing the needy with Pastor Russ McCoy.


    Pastor Russ is affectionately known by the locals in St. Johns, MI, as a man of God and provider to the needy. Yet, his life was not always that of a humanitarian. As a troubled youth, he found himself serving in Okinawa during the Vietnam War. His first marriage lasted only five years as he fathered two children.


    In 1993, his life was forever changed as he accepted the Lord, went to seminary, and became an Assembly of God Minister. He’s been married to Adele for forty-one years, serving the Lord and being an entrepreneur.


    In 2010, Russ started The Basic Needs Center.  He and Adele have served over 1500 client families with food and clothing. God has provided everything needed through community support, local businesses, and a 100 percent volunteer staff.  

  • 00:50

    All-Star Game Guest Tony Graffanino on Christian Devotions Speak UP!

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    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! for the All-Star game special with guest Tony Graffanino.


    Tony Graffanino was born in New York on Long Island and grew up in East Islip. He graduated from high school in 1990 and was drafted by the Atlanta Braves. Tony made it to the big leagues with the Braves in 1996. He played in parts of 13 Major League seasons, 11 full seasons with Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City, Boston, Milwaukee, and Cleveland. Tony has been involved with UPI outreaches and Bible studies since his Atlanta days.


    Tony came on staff with UPI full time on July 1st of 2011 and moved his family to Arizona. He currently resides on the northwest side of Phoenix, in Peoria, and leads Bible studies for current and former players in the Peoria, Glendale, and Scottsdale areas. Tony also does UPI international trips in Italy, Germany, Mexico, and soon to the Dominican Republic. He assists Brian Hommel in ministering to the tremendous amount of players, current and former, who call Phoenix home, or to those who have Spring Training, Extended Spring, Summer League, Instructional League, and/or Fall League in Phoenix.


    Tony is married to Nicole (1995) and they have two sons, A.J. and Nick.

  • 01:03

    Christian Devotions Speak UP! with Linda Gilden & Frances Pasch

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    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.