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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.
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.
Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as laughter and an encouraging testimony take center stage as Scott interviews Torry Martin.
Although Martin has a long list of accomplishments as an actor, author, storyteller, and a stand-up comedian, he prefers to use his gifts for laughter, writing, and entertaining to bring serious messages to audiences through the softening blows of humor. After telling a typical “Torry Story” revolving around his own blundering and misfortune, Martin pulls in the spiritual lesson in a sometimes subtle way. “If I can keep them laughing while they’re learning, it doesn’t hurt their brains as much.”
Martin was a stand-up comic and actor in Los Angeles before he became a Christian. After finding the Lord, Martin moved to Alaska and lived in a remote cabin with a friend who was studying for ministry. He gave up acting and comedy for two years and studied the Bible while becoming grounded in his faith. After being encouraged by some friends at his church, Torry began writing comedy sketches which he entered into the national competition sponsored by the Gospel Music Association called Christian Artists, now called Seminar in the Rockies. He won the grand prize two years in a row and now returns annually as an instructor. Martin has written for Adventures in Odyssey, a children’s radio series produced by Focus on the Family. For this self-proclaimed “hippie-for-the-Holy-One,” the melding of talent and faith has also resulted in the release of several books, including Under the Circumstances, and What a Character. Both are collections of comedy sketches about Christian life.
Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when Scott shares the life of Zena Dell Lowe.
Zena is a screenwriter, producer, and filmmaker based in Bozeman, Montana, and one of the owners of the Mission Ranch and Mission Ranch Lodge (www.missionranchbeef.com and www.missionranchlodge.com). As an actress, Zena worked successfully in Hollywood for over thirteen years in theatre, independent films, and national commercials.
In 2000, Zena transitioned to the writing and filmmaking side of the business when she attended the acclaimed Act One: Writing for Hollywood Program, which led to her first paid writing gig for the short film The Haunted Heart, for which she won a Silver and a Telly Award. Soon after, Zena was honored to become the Associate Director of Act One and began teaching at writers’ conferences around the country. In 2005, Zena moved back to Montana to help take over the family ranch after her mother’s untimely passing. Today, Zena helps run the family businesses, writes, produces, and directs full time. She also teaches classes on screenwriting and playwriting as an adjunct professor at Covenant College in Georgia, performs with the acclaimed Vigilante Theatre Company around Montana, and is the director of theatre arts at Journey Church in Bozeman.
Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when Scott brings in world traveler and author Sharon Leaf.
Sharon Leaf is the author of Lady and the Sea, a novel based on her adventures as a volunteer aboard WWII ship MS Restoration in the 1990s, secured for a hazardous mission to rescue Russian Jews from Sochi, Russia to Haifa, Israel. Born in South Carolina and raised in Southern California, since turning forty Sharon has traveled to over eighteen countries, lived in Sweden for a year while attending an international Bible College, and traveled to sixteen cities on the Trans-Siberian Railway. At the age of sixty she received a degree in theology, proving that it is never too late to fulfill another dream. Sharon and her husband now enjoy their southern lifestyle in South Carolina.
Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when Scott brings in a Boot Camp graduate with an exciting new book, Sarah Loudin Thomas.
Sarah Loudin Thomas grew up on a 100-acre farm in French Creek, WV, the seventh generation to live there. Her Christian fiction is set in West Virginia and celebrates the people, the land, and the heritage of Appalachia. Her first novel, Miracle in a Dry Season, releases August 2014. Married, with one dog, she now lives in Western North Carolina, which is almost as beautiful as West Virginia.
She is a fund-raiser for a children's ministry who has also published freelance writing for Mountain Homes Southern Style and Now & Then magazines, as well as The Asheville Citizen-Times and The Journey Christian Newspaper. She holds a bachelor's in English from Coastal Carolina University.
Sarah is represented by Wendy Lawton of Books & Such Literary Agency. You can visit her at www.SarahLoudinThomas.com.
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Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when Scott interviews the band Resident Truth.
Resident Truth was formed in 2011 to present the hope that is found in Jesus Christ through their music. Their approach is to incorporate fresh, yet classic-original Christian music with a 1970s southern rock sound. The band members currently consist of: John Quigley, singer-songwriter-guitarist; Mike Robertson, bass guitarist: Jim Keating, keyboard/vocals; Nolan McCausey, keyboard/vocals; Ben Grulke, drums; and Sue Patrick, vocals. Their hope is to reach those outside mainstream Christian music with the goal of spreading the message of Christ's Love while still recognizing the frailty of the human condition.
Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when Scott welcomes a four-guy quartet and a one-armed blessing to the show.
Justified is a Christian quartet that has been together since November 2011. These four gentlemen have either sang or played with other gospel quartets over the past twenty years and have now come together to spread the word through song and music. Singing with the blending of their voices, as well as their hearts, are Tim Caldwell, Mark Jacoby, Carl Ledford and David Potts. Discover them at http://justifiedqt.com.
Todd Waites is not only a survivor . . . but a THRIVER. After losing his right arm to cancer at the age of fourteen, he has made the most of his life and is on a mission to encourage others to do the same. The father of two grown children and a young stepson, Todd currently tours across the country as a professional keyboard player and has played over 1,000 live shows since losing his arm. He's been featured in national magazines, is a key character called "Tenacious Todd" in an internationally released Amazon best-seller motivational book, has written/recorded several songs (including soundtracks and jingles), and has performed speaking engagements at various venues. A real honor for Todd was when he was able to give some keyboard playing tips to Bon Jovi's keyboardist David Bryan when he lost the tip of his finger.
Find Todd at http://www.toddwaites.com.
Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as Scott welcomes author Pam Thorson.
Pam Thorson is a licensed practical nurse, author, speaker, and full-time caregiver. She pioneered in the homeschooling movement from 1982-2006 and authored her first book, Song in the Night, in 2008. Her newest book, Out from the Shadows: 31 Devotions for the Weary Caregiver (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas), pulls back the veil on the unique joys and challenges of caregiving. Pam resides with her family in the Northwest. Visit her at http://www.pamthorson.com.
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.
Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when Scott shares an interview from a LIVE concert with Infinite Kings.
Infinite Kings is a worship band from Lexington, TN where music is their outlet to share faith in Jesus Christ. Although teenagers, they’ve been blessed beyond measure and are excited to see what God has in store. In October 2013, they recorded their first album, Break My Will, which featured five original songs and one cover song. Lead singer Josh Middleton says, “Our hope is the music God has blessed us to write and play will impact others in mighty ways.” Discover more about them at www.facebook.com/InfiniteKings1228.
Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when Scott shares an interview from a LIVE concert with The Lasting Hope.
The Lasting Hope, a Christian rock band out of Southern Indiana, has a high-energy pop-rock sound that gets audiences on their feet and singing along. The band is uniquely formed by five young and very talented men who have a heart completely sold out to worship. Formed in 2010, the band has gone through some directional as well as member adjustments, but the final result has been a hard-core worship experience that audiences of all ages are positively reacting to.
The Lasting Hope truly has a heart for ministry and has lead worship and excited young crowds at many local churches, camps, and youth rallies. “We are more than just a band, we are a ministry. Our goal isn’t to change the world, but to be THE change in the world.” Visit their ministry at http://www.thelastinghopemusic.com.
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