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This Week in America is about issues that matter to you. This Week in America is informative, educational and entertaining. Hosted by veteran broadcaster Ric Bratton.







Within and Beyond: The Connection Revisited by Gayle RedfernWithin & Beyond, The Connection takes complex concepts that have been around for many years, explaining how the earth and the universe are connected, pulling the magnetic energy up from the Earth and the electrical energy down from the Universe. This merger flows into each cell forming a star tetrahedron providing the wisdom of life for each of us. This channeled information defines the dimension as –Planes of Reference and Cosmic Life Pattern(CLP) as the internal genetic coding for each individual. As well as the channeled information presented here, Within & Beyond brings us historic quotes such as the one from Bob Frissell book “Nothing in this book is true But it’s exactly how things are.’’ My analysis is “Everything in this book is true, and its exactly how things have always been”. During her many years as a Health Consultant, Psychic and writer, Gayle Redfern helped individuals create balance in their lives. It was not long before she got the information of the individual’s acceptance of universal wisdom available to each of us. She soon became aware of the urgency and importance of accepting and applying the ancient data that is on our bookshelf. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Holistic Health all tailored toward learning how to use personal skills and how to help recognize the personal triggers as keys to healthy living. After discovering how easily Ayurveda brings balance and unity into one’s life, Redfern went beyond her private consultations to develop and teach workshops and seminars. These were designed to help people understand the basics of this “Science of Life.” The next step is writing and promoting psychic and spiritual books. Currently she has published four books Inner Bridges - Opening your Connection to Inner Peace & Harmony, Ayurveda Demystified-For Optimum Living, Within & Beyond - The Connection, Ancient Wisdoms- Exploring the Mysteries and Connections. Gayle Redfern’s interest in spirituality has been life-continuous with a focused drive over the past 15 years. As a conscious channel, she combines this gift with the learning from her degrees in Psychology and Holistic Health, helping others discover solutions to achieve personal balance and reasons to share with others. Previously she worked in the communication industry as an educator, workshop leader and motivational speaker. Also trained in: o Bachelor degree in general psychology o Masters Degree in Holistic Health o Metaphysics and psychic Counseling o Bio-kinesiology, Meditation and Empathic readings o Ayurveda Concepts o Counseling o Energy Medicine o Comparative study of alternative health care systems o Counseling o Workshop leader o Meditation and seminar leader · Introduce the following throughout INNER BRIDGES o Acupressure Touch Testing


Episode 2813: THE FINAL KEYSTONE by John Kevin Crowley

The Final Keystone by John Kevin CrowleyEvery case in the history of Jurisprudence involves three things: Trust, Betrayal, and Accountability. Through his education, studies, and observations and experiences, author John Kevin Crowley has learned the interconnection of history, law, philosophy, and religion with the human condition. How that relationship has played out in human history leading to present day is a focus of The Final Keystone. This treatise is the story of us and the source of the lessons left unlearned. It is a reminder of what does not work and how what does work must be ever vigilantly guarded. John Kevin Crowley is no novice to the world of legal complexities. With an illustrious career spanning over four decades as a trial attorney in the challenging landscape of California, he brings to the forefront a wealth of knowledge and a treasure trove of experience. It’s this very experience, combined with his extensive education and relentless pursuit of understanding, that forms the foundation of “The Final Keystone.” In “The Final Keystone,” John Kevin Crowley extends a heartfelt invitation. It’s an invitation to embark on a thought-provoking journey that spans the annals of history, law, and the very core of our shared human experience. This isn’t just a book; it’s a key to unlocking the hidden truths that have shaped our world. It’s an opportunity to explore an enlightening masterpiece that lays bare the profound impact of Trust, Betrayal, and Accountability on our past, our present, and our future. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Secure your copy of “The Final Keystone” through this link Click Here. Join John Kevin Crowley on this illuminating voyage, and discover the enduring legacy of Trust, Betrayal, and Accountability that has left an indelible mark on the human story.


Episode 2812: LIVING ART AS LIFE, AND LIFE AS ART by David Cavagnaro

Living Art as Life, and Life as Art: Mid-century Artist Milton Cavagnaro and Five Generations Passing the Torch of Creativity By: David Cavagnaro About the Book In the late 1930s, with World War II looming, the famous German Bauhaus art school closed, and many of its teachers migrated to America, greatly influencing the course of modern art and architecture in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by the work of Bauhaus painters such as Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee, and Wassily Kandinsky, a young artist named Milton Cavagnaro began what would become a lifetime art career in San Francisco that spanned abstract painting, commercial design, college teaching, jewelry making, gardening and landscaping. During this journey, many famous mid-century artists, beginning their own careers, would grace his family's life as friends or visitors, including photographers Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Ernest Braun; Margaret Bourke White and Yohana Meith, the first women photographers for Life; and close associates of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Milton's history, as told here by son David Cavagnaro, became in the writing the much larger story of five generations in the family, all passing along the torch of creativity via a plethora of media. Lavishly illustrated, this journey demonstrates that the definition and expression of art can permeate all of life, if we also live life itself as art. About the Author DAVID CAVAGNARO is the author of six previous books and a widely published writer and photographer in the fields of natural history and horticulture. Having spent most of his life in Northern California, his former home and land in Northeast Iowa have become The Pepperfield Project, a nonprofit devoted to sustainable food gardening, seed-saving, and personal growth, body, mind, and spirit. His work and activities may be viewed at


Episode 2811: A HIGH AND NOBLE MISSION by Robert W. Price

A High and Noble Mission: The Adventist Outreach to African-Americans During the Civil War Era and Beyond by Robert W. PriceThey were turbulent years, the ones following America's Civil War. The emancipation of those held in slavery opened new ministry opportunities for Northern churches. Previously blocked from reaching any held as slaves, they now were free to preach the Good News to the poor, helping "bind up the nation's wounds." They did their best to follow the Lord's example--setting prisoners free, releasing the oppressed, and especially as Adventists, proclaiming the year of the Lord's favor. Individuals discovered within this new mission field, the Freedmen, willingly came to hear the Word of the Lord proclaimed. Among their many physical and spiritual needs, one request arose high above all others. The Freedmen wanted to read. That privilege had been vigorously denied in the past, but now, with freedom a reality--they wanted schools. Many had the noblest of reasons. Having heard preaching and teaching from the Bible all their lives, they now wanted to read those words on their own. Others wanted an education to help secure the new liberties coming their way. Northern churches sent more preachers than teachers, yet schools were established. While teaching the new converts to read the Bible, missionaries were pressed to go beyond that introductory level. However, churches on the home front seldom saw the need for expensive schools and only reluctantly supported anything beyond the preaching ministry. Meanwhile, the surrounding White community was strongly opposed to any schooling at all. Teachers were threatened, housing denied, and some schools burned to the ground. Missionaries stood in the middle, seeking to please both the sending churches and the Black Freedmen, while maintaining peace within an oftentimes hostile community. They were overworked, financially under-supported, and all suffered from "burnout"; a few even paid the ultimate sacrifice. Yet many individual lives were wondrously transformed as they participated in this most high and noble Christian mission. Author’s Bio: Robert W. Price, with a lifelong involvement in urban ministries and education, did his doctoral studies at the University of Illinois. He helped found and later pastored a large inner-city church in Chicago, which continues to maintain a strong educational ministry. On the denominational level, he served on and chaired both its Board of Christian Education and the National/Urban Ministries Task Force where he promoted the growth of urban churches and endorsed effective Christian education material and programs.



From Stressed to Blessed: 5 Simple Steps to Learn Meditation and Change Your Life by Cynthia Chase MA, CHTHAAre you stressed? There are many reasons why we feel stress in life. Family problems, ill health, financial problems, addiction, divorce, the death of someone close, a stressful job or loss of a job, problems in school, or problems with relationships are just a few examples. When you begin a practice in meditation "in 5 simple steps," within a handful of sittings you'll experience more joy, happiness, peace, better health, and more meaning in life. "From Stressed to Blessed" is how you will feel. Learn the art of meditation now, and change your life. Cynthia Chase was born and raised in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in political science, she moved to North Lake Tahoe, California. Cynthia holds a master’s degree in counselling psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. After obtaining a certification in clinical and medical hypnotherapy, she opened a practice where she specialized in working with surgical patients. Following her attendance at Michael Mamas’ School for Healing and Enlightenment in San Diego, California, she expanded her work with clients to include a variety of healing practices. In addition, Cynthia served as a ski minister on the slopes and a minister with the wedding chapel in North Lake Tahoe. She received her meditation teaching certificate from the Self Awareness Institute in Laguna Beach, California, and is a member of Celebrating Life Ministries . Cynthia and her husband, Robert, live in the Gold Country of Northern California. They both delight in the joy of spending time with their five adult children, their spouses and their eight precious grandkids.


Episode 2809: CHICKEN OF COURAGE by Sarah Scott Nutt

Chicken of Courage by Sarah Scott NuttI would like to begin by saying that I truly appreciate the time you have taken to read my book. My daughter is autistic and had an extremely hard time going to school for the first time. As most children with sensory issues, she had a hard time adapting to school life as well as new routines and people. This is a true story of how she overcame her fear with a little, yellow, crotched chicken! I live in Lonoke AR with my family. As the parent of a child on the spectrum, starting school was especially challenging for her. God has made a way for this book to be published. I am so thankful for the opportunity to share our family’s journey to victory! It is so amazing how God can use the smallest thing, even a little, yellow, crotched chicken to move in our lives!


Episode 2808: SELECTED STORIES by Xue Mo

SELECTED STORIES by Xue Mo Selected Stories by Xue Mo is a collection of short tales set on the ancient Silk Road, exploring love, hope, faith, life and death. The first three tales depict the lives and relationships of outsiders in rural villages, offering a contemporary perspective on the impact of rumour, pain and suffering. The last novella tells a gripping story of two sisters-in-law crossing the desert by camel to find hope, seek freedom and pursue dreams. These tales serve as a perfect introduction to Xue Mo’s literary works. Translated into over two dozen languages, namely English, French, German, Korean, and Swedish, this book has been praised for its universal appeal. Its English version was translated by Nicky Harman,a prize-winning British sinologist and translator, with the Guardian newspaper including one of its stories Old Man Xinjiang, in their collection of five top short stories from contemporary China. In 2022, its Sinhala version was awarded the National Literature Award in Sri Lanka. Xue Mo, previously known as Chen Kaihong, was born in Wuwei, Gansu province. He is a celebrated cultural scholar, contemporary Chinese writer, Vice-Chairman of the Gansu Writers’ Association, Dean of the Guangzhou Research Institute for Shangpa Culture, and a humanities tutor at Fudan University. Xue Mo’s writing is heavily influenced by his hometown in western China and embodies the essence of traditional Chinese culture. His writing style perfectly blends hallucinatory realism with minute descriptions of rural life in China and the inner worlds of Chinese people. He employs various literary forms, such as short stories, novels, poems, and prose essays, and his work explores themes such as love, freedom, life and death, and humanity ’s relationship with nature. His works have received critical acclaim, enjoyed extensive media coverage at home and abroad, and are considered seminal 5 literature from China’s western regions. During the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2022, Xue Mo ranked No.1 in the list of top topics in international media, outshining even the Spanish Guest of Honor and becoming the most talked-about figure. More than 2,000 media outlets, such as The Associated Press and PR Newswire, covered “Xue Mo” and his works. According to a statistical analysis of media presence conducted by Meltwater, the top10 print and online media coverage related to “Xue Mo” potentially reached over 1 billion people.


Episode 2807: A TRUE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK STORY by Colin Barnes

A True Australian Outback Story by Colin BarnesColin Barnes traces the life of his father, Ronald Barnes, from his modest beginnings on a property about three miles west of a little town in New South Wales called Peak Hill, to a lovely coastal spot called Kings Point near Ulladulla, New South Wales. He also shares memories from his mother, Margaret Barnes. The book—filled with an assortment of family photos—is sad, happy, curious, and funny with a little adventure thrown in. As you read, you’ll learn what it was like growing up in the Australian outback from the 1930s to the 1960s. Eventually, the author’s parents left the bush and moved to the city. After a lifetime of hard work, they finally were able to enjoy a comfortable retirement. This family history will leave you reflecting on how a positive attitude, perseverance, and an attitude of gratitude can lead to living the life you always wanted. Colin Barnes wrote this book based on memories that his father, Ronald J. Barnes, had put down about his life. His father started writing after he retired, and his son decided to preserve his life story and legacy, starting from modest beginnings in Peak Hill, New South Wales, Australia. He also consulted his mother, Margaret H. Barnes, who also shared her memories and added to the story.


Episode 2806: THE LOVE AND POWER OF GOD by Maria Luisa J. Edwards

The Love and Power of God: Missionary Experiences in the Jungles of Ecuador by Maria Luisa J. EdwardsThe book covers from the beginnings specifically to the time spend in the jungle besides evangelizing learning the peoples cultures adapting myself to them to earn their trust and going on with teaching , participating in their lives .living poor with the poor. Building communities around, training leaders in each community. Sharing the good News of Jesus Christ. One of the most rewarding dimension on the evangelize were the women. I was able to train leaders in each Community, we had 13 groups altogether and all strive and grow teaching the next generation. At the end they could take care of the youth and follow up in their group. As a group we were able to go where the Pope came to visit Ecuador, a very long trip on a bus that in the middle of nowhere broke and we had to wait for someone to come and get help. Before I got married my friends told me to write a book about the jungle of Ecuador, the experiences in the jungle. I had 3 jobs at that time and couldn't spend time writing a book, when I got married I have all the time to start writing a book, and my husband is very supportive about what I am doing. And I collected the letters from the sisters, I have my own diary, I decided not just to write but I did. All the memories were flooding my mind and once in a while I visit them and keep up the memories alive and see the work that I have done or what's going on, and I found out the work is still on and the organization continue in their own way and that is a fulfilling feeling for me.


Episode 2805: I BE EMMA by Charlotte Pritchard

I Be Emma by Charlotte PritchardFor Clara, life in the backwoods of Tennessee is all she knows. She lives with her parents, who have kept her isolated from the outside world. And until the day she is allowed to leave their rural home, she has no reason to suspect that her life is in any way unusual. She goes out into the world to help her father sell brooms, and there, after a seemingly chance encounter, the logic of her life begins to unravel. She meets a woman and suddenly begins to have terrible nightmares she can't explain. Clara's doubts begin to take flight when her mother accidentally lets a crucial fact slip . Now she can't stop the questions and concerns from consuming her. She puts it all together and comes to a life-changing realization: the man and woman who raised her are not her parents-they are her kidnappers. Now nothing will stop this determined young woman from learning the truth and finding her real parents. Can Clara find a way to escape and reclaim her stolen life?


Episode 2804: AN HONEST CHRISTIAN POET by Chuck Worthy

An Honest Christian Poet: In the Dead of Winter, I Have Seen A Wondrous Thing by Chuck WorthyAn Honest Christian Poet is a reflection of my journey through this life. In it, you will find my thoughts, fears, views, passions, struggles, and faith. With the reading of this book comes an understanding of all that I am. It is honest, open, and leaves nothing hidden. My journey has been unique and indeed, in the dead of winter, I have seen a wondrous thing Chuck Worthy was born into a Navy family and they traveled extensively. He and his sisters spoke conversational Spanish when they returned from Puerto Rico and had Scottish accents upon their return from Holy Loch, Scotland. Worthy was in the Navy, which took he and his wife, Linda, to Adak, Alaska and Argentia, Newfoundland. Worthy's youngest sister is a Naval Academy Grad and married to a Naval Academy Grad. Worthy and his wife, as Worthy Music Ministries, have produced musical events for the military, cities, municipalities, churches, civic groups, and other venues such as Seattle Center (the cultural heart of Seattle). Husband and wife are both published song writers and poets. While in high school, Worthy lettered in music and football, received a Presidential Nomination to the Naval Academy, and by selective invitation attended American Legions Boys State. While in the Navy, he was a Data Systems Technician and is now a Master Accredited Solutions Expert. Husband and wife are both Board Members At Large of the Tacoma Events Commission.;jsessionid=5C80410560483E7E8FEA7DDB5DE5BCA1.prodny_store02-atgap11


Episode 2803: HAMBURG'S HYBRIDS by Sarah "Flit" Thomas

HAMBURG'S HYBRIDS by Sarah "Flit" Thomas The contents of this book will open up the full spectrum of the readers' interest in knowing who are the Langleys and what is the secret the patriarch of the family left in a package after his demise. This novel paints a captivating picture of the lifestyle and history of a well-established wealthy family in Charleston, South Carolina. The family has to face the fact that the patriarch of the family, upon his death, decided to reveal, via a handwritten document to his daughter-in-law, Jennifer, the true story of the maternal and paternal bloodline of his only son, Edwin. This document was delivered to Jennifer on the wedding day of his firstborn granddaughter, Bria. The story provides the dynamic characteristics, personalities, and secrets of each family member and culminates with the son, Edwin, wondering why his father waited until after his death to reveal these truths. Edwin is left wondering how these revelations would affect him in his business and social life. More importantly, will he be able to cope with the truth about his real bloodline? Sarah "Flit" Thomas lives in McDonough, Georgia. Her love for writing prose, short stories, plays, and inspirational songs have brought her to this period in her life: the completion of her first novel, Hamburg's Hybrids. She has a BS in biology from Tuskegee University and a master’s from Wright State University. Her love for reading nonfiction, fiction, biographical, inspirational, and other written materials was her catalyst for forming three book club groups in California, Indiana, and Georgia. She retired as a senior manager from the US Department of Treasury.


Episode 2802: MICHAEL MOOSE HELPS SANTA by Dawn Harvey Kittle

Michael Moose Helps Santa by Dawn Harvey Kittle Santa's reindeer are all ill. Santa may have to cancel Christmas. A moose named Michael comes to the rescue. He helps Santa deliver the Christmas presents. Along the way Santa learns about the true meaning of Christmas. Dawn Harvey Kittle is a widow with grown twins, a boy and a girl. She has four grandchildren. Actively involved in the Greater Lansing Orchid society and her church. Dawn is a retired school teacher from Redford Union Schools in Michigan. One of her former students, who became a teacher, is using her book as one of her material in her own classroom. You can download a free teacher's manual from


Episode 2801: 800 SAYINGS BY OLD FOLKS WHO RAISED US by Wm. Rocky Brown, 3rd

800 Sayings by Old Folks Who Raised Us by Wm. Rocky Brown, 3rd“The parents and grandparents of William Rocky Brown,3rd, who raised him, had roots in the southern USA. Along with that Southern upbringing came the ability to turn everyday activities or things of nature into wise sayings. His mother and grandmother had old down-home sayings that took him a while to understand. After talking to others, he realized he wasn’t alone in this beautiful experience growing up, so he compiled the wise sayings in his book, 800 Sayings by Old Folks Who Raised Us. This book is full of ‘Down Home Wisdom’ to be shared from one generation to another. The Rev. Dr. Wm. Rocky Brown, 3rd, is a graduate of Cheyney University, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Jameson Christian College. He has furthered his studies at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia, the University of the Virgin Island's and the F.B.I. Citizens Academy, Philadelphia Division. He is President and CEO of Brown and Associates, LTD, which provides' Anger Management, DUI and Drug & Alcohol Treatment as well as Community & Public Relations Services. He is the Pastor of Youth and Community of the Bethany Baptist Church in Chester, Pennsylvania and a Master Police Chaplain. He also has a weekly religious column that appears in Scoop USA and a daily Blog on his web sit In the 80's and 90's He traveled around the country using "Educational/Rap Music" to motivate young people. Thus, he was affectionately known as the "Rappin' Rev. He has been actively involved in numerous community organizations over the years. He is an Ambassador of the Philadelphia Division of the F.B.I., a Chaplain for several local Police Departments, President of the Law Enforcement Chaplains of Delaware County; PA, State Representative for The International Conference of the Police Chaplains, and sits on several organizational Boards He is a member of the Prince Hall Masons, the Elks and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. His community work has earned him over 200 awards and commendations. Personal motto: "Lord treat me tomorrow, the way I treat other people today


Episode 2800: SUICIDE AFFAIR: BOOK ONE DARK SKIES by Tony Stanford

Suicide Affair: Book One Dark Skies by Tony StanfordThere is a way that seems right unto a person, but the way thereof is the way of death. It is the 1960’s. Above the rich Native American city of NuSprings, Missouri, the sky is turning dark with a deadly storm brewing on the horizon. Dark, intriguing, and sometimes chilling, Dark Skies pulls you down a path you would never wish to go. A story of economic discrimination and social prejudices, Dark Skies presents an argument that society molds people creating both heroes and foes. The unexpected, controversial death of her mother, devastated the good-natured, impressionable, seven-year-old Rita Pierce, leaving her lost and vulnerable. Living a life of isolation, her only friends are that of a toy doll, a homemade scarecrow in the garden, and a mischievous one, who is invisible. Her worse fear isn’t that of being raised by the monster who killed her mom, but the shadows living in the attic and lurking in dark corners, and threatening to eat her soul. Suicide Affair is a multi-book story of how lives crisscross and intertwine. Some affairs, no matter how exciting or appealing, are suicidal when pursued. Garth, a boy with a good soul, is pushed onto a dark path and pulled into its darkness through revenge and murder. RiverDawg, an aging witch doctor, plays on the path and toys with those who venture down it. Quillpen Jack, a Native American boy hoping one day to become a great warrior, discovers the path is not only dark, but deadly. Will he survive? Will any of them survive the coming storm? Tony Stanford is a self-taught writer and a native of southeast Missouri. Born and raised on Crowley’s Ridge, he lives his life in and around the Ozarks. He is a descendant of a full-blooded Cherokee named Leatherface from the 1800’s. His passions are that of writing and creating. He thinks outside the box and has a gift of re-imagining things in an ordinary way which shows up both in his writing and creating.


Episode 2799: ANY QUESTIONS? Dr. Donald P. Forss

ANY QUESTIONS? by Dr. Donald P. Forss Any Questions offers the reader a fresh look into the two-millennium old message of Redemption through Jesus Christ. It takes the reader beyond mere religious conformity and morality to the essence of the gospel’s message, the resurrection of Persons from death to life by the power of God. Overcoming the Death begins as a spiritual work while we are still on earth. It is evidenced by the illumination of the mind and the transformation of the heart towards both God and Man. From these we are able to know what we could not have known, be what we could not have been, and do what we could not have done, left to our own religious invention. Knowing God in this life is true participation in the divine nature. The better we understand this the more likely we will grow up spiritual unto maturity. Any Questions starting with an essay about the Creation with Redemption in the mind of God, is a dialogue aimed at providing spiritual direction and inspiration to the reader who seeks to intimately know God. Some 280 scripture passages with over1,000 verses are referenced. Any Questions bridges the mind and heart into a unified expression of true faith, hope and love in Jesus Christ. AUTHOR BIO Don Forss was born in the Bronx, New York City on October 6,1954. When two years old he was placed into foster care by the welfare department. In 1976 while attending what was then Northeast Missouri State, now Truman State University, he had a profound encounter with God. His mind and his heart were changed as the love of God was poured into him with life transforming power. He continued his education and has served as a teacher and minister for the past forty years. Although he was seminary trained, he considers himself “blue collar” as he reaches out to anyone who will listen. His thoughts are deep but not scholarly. He is known by a friend who said of him, “He has a beautiful mind.” He is convinced that though we know in part, and that part is the Truth.


Episode 2798: A GENTLE HELL by Karan Bishop

A GENTLE HELL by Karan Bishop Her entire life Tara has had a need to expose the dark side of the soul. She was exposed to the occult by her family growing up and suffered deep personal loses. She dealt with the grief and pain by becoming an undercover agent for the FBI. She teams with two other women who share a similar background. They are only called to action when the FBI needs a team of experts to investigate occult crime. Tara’s team is called to Denver, Colorado to deal with a cult involved in child prostitution and the drug trade. As Tara’s team comes close to exposing this cult the danger grows. Before it is over they will experience the full impact of the cult’s cruelty and violence. Through this experience their lives are changed forever. Join them as they face the gentle hell that is true evil. About the Author Karan R. Bishop was born in Laramie, Wyoming in 1951. Over her life, she has been a teacher, social worker, and author. Most importantly, she has been a loving mother and mentor to her now-grown sons.


Episode 2797: WHAT IF? by Loni Hunley

What If? by Loni HunleyIn this world, chaos certainly seems to reign. World events and news leave many of us anxious and searching for help to navigate it all and worrying about what it all means for the future. If this is you as well, the Lord has the answers you seek. Are you curious about the Bible and what it says? Have you ever asked yourself, is the Bible really applicable to the world today? In What If? we will look at the possibility of what life could be like if we lived according to God's plan and directions for our lives. Come, join me on a journey of God's Word. Together, we will walk through "What if" questions and explore the answers that the Lord is eager to provide. Loni Hunley was born and raised in the beautiful town of Bishop, California, nestled in between the Sierra Nevada and White mountains. She loves reading, spending time with family, and studying God’s Word. Her debut book, What If? Is a direct result of stepping outside her comfort zone and obeying the Lord’s whisper to encourage others to read His Word for themselves.



THE SAPPHIRE BOOK OF STORIES - GOD'S PROMISES by Ruby Klein The sequel to The Emerald Book of Stories, it's a continuation of the spiritual journey of four teens. (Jazelyn, Derice, Allan, and Michael) who befriends a retired Sunday school teacher (Mrs. Joyce) who keeps a very sacred book in her living room (The Secrets of the Ages - Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth). The book is a portal into the Heavenly Realm, and if the stories in the Sacred Book aren't shared with others, the life changing words will fade from the pages and all of the Wisdom and Guidance within will be lost to the world and mankind forever. The Messenger (Holy Spirit) brings messages from our Father (God) and the Holy Scriptures (The Bible). Join the interactive adventures with the group of teens as they work through the ordinary struggles of adolescence and discover the extraordinary gifts and supernatural abilities the Father has for them. This captivating Biblical fantasy series allow you to awaken your sense of imagination with dreamlike descriptions and open your heart to the reality of the unseen world and become enthralled by the Heavenly World the author has created for you to enjoy. The Odysseys have only just begun! Ruby Klein is a lifetime follower of our Lord Jesus Christ, a Christian Author and Grandmother who enjoys teaching the simple truths and wonders of God's word. She enjoys inspiring readers of all ages to search out Biblical truths while weaving a magnificently detailed prophetic story that will encourage Spiritual growth and Biblical Revelation. This series of books (The Gemstones series) were written for her grandchildren and created as an evangelizing tool for anyone who desires to share their personal testimonies and born again experiences with others, but simply don't know how to. Ruby Klein is a lifetime follower of our Lord Jesus Christ, a Christian Author and Grandmother who enjoys teaching the simple truths and wonders of God’s word. She enjoys inspiring readers of all ages to search out Biblical truths while weaving a magnificently detailed prophetic story that will encourage Spiritual growth and Biblical Revelation. This series of books (The Gemstones series) were written for her grandchildren and created as an evangelizing tool for anyone who desires to share their personal testimonies and born again experiences with others, but simply don’t know how to.


Episode 2795: THE SHAWS MULTIPLIED by Doris Howe

THE SHAWS MULTIPLIED by Doris Howe We are all descendants of Adam and Eve. God told Abraham that he and his wife's descendants would outnumber the stars in the sky and the grains of sand on the seashore. At last count, Douglas and Amanda Shaw have 133 living descendants. Sixty-six books of the Bible chronicle stories and instructions from the lives and descendants of Adam, Eve, Sarah, and Abraham. The Shaws Multiplied briefly tells stories of the lives, adventures, and experiences of some of the descendants of Douglas and Amanda Shaw-some deceased and other still living. From the stories depicting character traits, personalities, education, and occupations, I pray you will recognize traits that show who you are because of who they were. Be proud, stand taller, and continue to work on developing those positive attributes in you. Get acquainted with these folks and enjoy the memories. Doris Howe is a missionary with Youth with A Mission. Her mission field is in Tyler, Texas at Loving Alternative Adoption Agency. She has been an adoption caseworker for over 24 years. Her main task is to minister to young women who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy. She is to love them, educate them, and pray with them. God’s ultimate call for Doris is to introduce these young women to Jesus Christ who is there to help change their lives. An adoption may or may not be part of that relationship. Doris has two books published. One is called Adoption Joys they expected a miracle. The other is a family book called The Shaws Multiplied. For 25 years I was a missionary with YWAM working in the Adoption leg of Living Alternatives. I often wrote newsletters to the couples with whom I had worked through adoption. Eventually I realized I had several stories about adoptions. Maybe there was the beginning of a book. Sure enough–the Adoption Joys They Expected A Miracle came about. Then about 3 years ago when I was praying I felt God said, “I’m sick and tired of the fatherlessness that is taking over this culture.” Of course, I agreed. I knew the second “adoption” book would become a reality.. It did.