• 00:24

    Emily Wierenga, author of "A Promise of Pieces"

    in Books

    I am a wife, mother, and believer.


    I am an eating disorder survivor, who makes art with words and paint.


    I have two books coming out, this year and next, on the eating disorder journey. The first is 'Chasing Silhouettes: How to Help a Loved One Battling an Eating Disorder' (Ampelon, 2012), and the second, co-authored by Dr. Dena Cabrera, is 'Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty and Life After Pregnancy' (Rowman and Littlefield, 2013).


    My first book, 'Save My Children: The Story of a Father's Love,' was published by Castle Quay Books in September of 2008.


    I am represented by Sandra Bishop of MacGregor Literary. I also serve as a volunteer counselor through FINDINGbalance and am a Navigator with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).


    I am a monthly columnist for the Christian Courier, arts feature editor for TS Poetry, regular contributor to A Deeper Story, and a paid contributor to The High Calling. A former associate editor, ghostwriter and staff writer, I have written for Christianity Today (Kyria), Christian Week, Faith Today, Adbusters, Geez, The Anglican Planet, Focus on the Family, Christian Courier, and In Touch, in addition to having served as copy editor for the Christian Courier.


    In May of 2012 my news story for Faith Today, "Parents Forgive their Child's Abductor," took first place in the Canadian Church Press Awards. According to Judge Mark Bourrie, "This is a very moving piece. The sense of joy, hope, faith and forgiveness that comes through simply grabs the heart. An inspiring story. Wierenga captures the terror of every parent's worst fear and tells how the parents of Kienan Hebert's faith never wavered in spite of the tremendous test that it faced. Told with sensitivity, care and skill. "


     


     
     



  • 00:44

    Emily Wierenga - Author - Chasing Silhouettes

    in Lifestyle

    She was a home-schooled pastor’s daughter who wasn’t allowed to play with Barbies or dance. Her mum made sure there would be nothing that could tempt her daughter to be vain, or to contract an eating disorder. So she went ahead and got one anyway.
    At the age of nine, Emily Wierenga began to restrict her food intake, and by the time she was 13, she was so severely anorexic nurses were surprised she was still alive.
    Chasing Silhouettes: How to Help a Loved One Battling an Eating Disorder is the story of a broken family that finds healing through an eating disorder. It’s the story of how even good Christians need redemption, and how eating disorders pervade all homes—even the seemingly perfect ones.
    A unique resource, it addresses the whole of the illness: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, providing shocking insight into the disordered eater’s mind that no other book will offer.
    In addition to a stirring personal narrative, Chasing Silhouettes is comprised of advice from some of the nation’s top eating disorder experts, sample prayers for when yours run out, as well as stories of others who’ve battled—and overcome—eating disorders

  • 00:14

    Author Emily Wierenga debuts her latest book A Promise in Pieces

    in Lifestyle

    Author Emily Wierenga debuts her latest book A Promise of Pieces. Emily's memoirs will debut Summer 2014. 


    Hear Emily's insight on the main character, WWII nurse Clara. Listen to her advice on writing and hear the timeless life lessons from her cancer surviving Mom!


    This show is presented by Gracefully Yours greeting cards and Signature Journals. Visit www.shop.gracefully-yours.com for special values.

  • 02:01

    "WHY DON'T BOY SCOUTS SELL COOKIES?" Think About That!

    in Women

    WHY DON’T BOY SCOUTS SELL COOKIES?  THINK ABOUT THAT!!


    Ever since we can remember, the girl scouts have always sold cookies and the boy scouts did not.


    Why is that?  Is it because cookies are associated with the “kitchen”, and boys are not associated with “the kitchen” in a majority popular vote?  Is it because little girls don’t know how to sell anything else? It could be for a lot of reasons, even those that are and have been explained historically.


    But I differ on the “accepted” and “acceptable” reasons why girls sell “cookies” and boys do not.


    Tune into the show and share your thoughts with me.   We are officially entering our 2nd year in radio with a new line-up, a new format, and new segments.  As the host, I’m going to share with you


    “the real reason” why I think that girl scouts sell cookies and boy scouts do not!  It’s not complicated.


    Also on the show will be Special Guest, health coach Sharon Chavers from The Integrative Nutrition Institute will be in the studio.


    As always, in the studio with me will be my Co-Host Sybil Marie Presley. Dial into the show and speak with my guest and ask questions, talk with me and Sybil, or tell us your comments. 


    SHOW DIAL IN# 1-646-200-3422, and press 1


    OR...Listen online:  www.blogtalkradio.com/theemilypearlsshow


    The "chat room" will also be open.


    Answer the “CONTEST QUESTION”, and win a great prize!


     


     


     


     


     


     

  • 00:35

    Common Ground Radio's Misty and Brandon Return

    in Entertainment

    Hi listeners, and welcome to another edition of Weekdays with Murph!  On today's show, we're pleased to be joined by a couple friends of ours, Common Ground Radio's own Misty and Brandon.  We'll catch up with them to see how they've been doing since the last time they were on, and we'll just generally have an awesome time!  As usual, I've got my lovely and talented co-host/sidekick Emily with me, so let's get it going, y'all

  • 00:54

    The Angel Coach- Power in Gratitude

    in Spirituality

    Emily Rivera is a national speaker, consultant, and spiritual counselor who lectures on the power of eternal consciousness, energy, and serves as a channel for the Ascended Lights*. Her popular events and readings explore these principles and offer insights, advice, and guidance to people all over the world. 


    The unique and multidimensional approach she has developed is truly empowering and brings forth exceptional clarity, healing, and inspiration for enhanced personal awareness and achievement. Emily knows we can change both our personal destiny and that of human existence when we awaken to the truth of our soul’s potential. By applying her techniques for making direct connections with innate wisdom, many report being propelled into a powerful paradigm shift. By using her receptivity to being both a student and a teacher, Emily brings forth a shift in consciousness that enables individuals to experience astounding results in their own lives.


    Callers will be taken later in the show. Questions can relate to general or personal Divine guidance. 


    To contact Emily and get more information visit Theangelcoach.com

  • 01:01

    From Emily to Maya to YOU! A Celebration of Women Poets!

    in Poetry

    March is National Women's History Month and the Power of Poetics Blogtalk Radio Show proudly celebrates the many women who shaped our world and changed the course of history through writing poetry. These women lifted their voices through their work to fight for rights, to be free of discrimination and stereotypes, to break free from the rules set forth by men, family, and society and to be themselves.  


    Please call-in and share poems written by your favorite women poets. Other options include sharing your own poetry or writing a companion piece to How To Be A RealWoman written by noted poet and author Valeri Beers (see, http://www.meetup.com/DC-Poetry-Project/events/221324965). The goal is to join us for an evening of great poetry!  

  • 00:30

    ArrowTalk Podcast - Episode 63 - S3 Ep 17 SUICIDAL TENDENCIES

    in Television

    It’s celebration time as Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) get married. However, Deadshot (guest star Michael Rowe) interrupts their honeymoon and tells them the Suicide Squad has been given a new mission – rescue United States Senator Joseph Cray (guest star Steven Culp) from a hostage situation in the Republic of Kasnia. Amanda Waller (guest star Cynthia Addai-Robinson) breaks down the mission and introduces them to the newest member of the Suicide Squad, Cupid (guest star Amy Gumenick). Meanwhile, Oliver (Stephen Amell) learns about Ray’s new Atom costume and the two have a heated stand-off. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Ray hit a rough patch. Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu (#317).


     

  • 01:31

    THE BANK HOLIDAY MURDERS-Tom Wescott

    in Entertainment

    Jack the Ripper stalked the streets of London’s East End from August through November of 1888 in what is dubbed the ‘Autumn of Terror’. However, the grisly ripping of Polly Nichols on August 31st was not the first unsolved murder of the year. The April murder of Emma Smith and the August murder of Martha Tabram both occurred on bank holidays. They baffled the police and press alike and were assumed by the original investigators to have been the first murders in the series. Where they correct? In this provocative work of literary archeology, author Tom Wescott places these early murders in their proper historical context and digs to unearth new evidence and hard facts not seen in over 125 years. The Bank Holiday Murders is the only book of its kind. It eschews the tired approach of unsatisfying ‘final solutions’ in favor of solid research, logical reasoning and new information. The clues followed are not drawn from imagination but from the actual police reports and press accounts of the time. The questions asked by Wescott are ones first suggested by the original investigators but lost to time until now. The answers provided are compelling and sometimes explosive. Among the revelations are: • New information linking the murders of Smith & Tabram to the same killer(s). • Proof that the police did not believe key witnesses in either case. • Proof that at least one of these witnesses was working with the murderer. • New evidence connecting many of the victims that may lead to their actual slayers. • Information on Emily Horsnell, the ACTUAL first Whitechapel murder victim. • The hidden truth of ‘Leather Apron’ and its role in unraveling the Ripper mystery. • Proof of a corrupt police sergeant who thwarted the investigation. Was he protecting the Ripper? THE BANK HOLIDAY MURDERS: The True Story of the First Whitechapel Murders-Tom Wescott.

  • 02:04

    Thats Novel Interview with Author Trudy Stiles

    in Books

    Join Stephanie as she interviews Trudy on That's Novel.  You can find Trudy on Amazon here:  http://amzn.to/1AHBSC3


     


    Some info on Trudy:


    Trudy Stiles is a New Adult author, mom to two beautiful children, and married to the love of her life. She is the author of the Forever Family series including "Dear Emily" and "Dear Tabitha". There will be many more stories from this series and you never know who may have a standalone or novella written for them. Stay tuned! 

    Trudy is a music junkie and you'll know that she's writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds in. Her playlist is unique and is a must for her writing sprints. 

    When she's not writing, she's carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.

    She's always been an avid reader and frequently escapes into the fictional worlds of the many characters that she has come to love. Well, now there are some fictional characters in her head dying to get out!

    This first story is called "Dear Emily" and was released in December 2013. "Dear Tabitha" will be released in March 2014.

    Email: authortrudystiles@gmail.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/authortrudystiles
    Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/trudy_stiles
    Twitter: @trudystiles

  • 00:45

    Singer/Songwriter Alyssa Trahan

    in Entertainment

    Hi listeners and welcome to another edition of Weekdays with Murph!  On the show today, we have super talented, super sweet singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alyssa Trahan joining us to talk about her career, music, and anything she's working on that she can talk about.  As usual, I've got my lovely co-host/sidekick Emily with me, so let's get started!  This is gonna be fun!

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