Pastor Robert Thibodeau interviews Christian guests that range from pastors and ministers to Christian authors; Christian musicians and singers to Christian businessmen and businesswomen who are running impactful businesses while maintaining the Christian morals and values. Each podcast is approximately 28 minutes in length and can also be hears on the online Christian radio station, Evangelism Radio, from 2pm-230pm ET Monday-Friday. This is an interview based podcast that will often dig deep into the beliefs of the guest being interviewed.
Ministry of Unfailing Grace - Julie Carrick pt 1
Ministry of Unfailing Grace Julie Carrick pt 1We have a very special guest for you today. She has ministered all over the world and is Internationally known for her music and her speaking engagements. Julie Carrick is one of the most effective speakers and artists in the Catholic Church today. She brings a passionate message of faith, hope, and love masterfully woven together through her music and personal witness about living the faith. A veteran singer and composer, She has been featured at countless local, national and international events. As a Radio host heard on stations across the U.S., she boldly shares her faith at every opportunity. With 15 awe-inspiring recordings, her music shares the emotional element that takes the message of God’s love from the head to the heart. She has over 25 years of ministry experience and is the co-founder of the Carrick Ministries Foundation and she is here with us today… Help me welcome to the program, Julie Carrick!
First question, other than that brief information I just shared, tell us in your own words, “Who is Julie Carrick?”
You definitely have a calling for music (unlike me, when everyone knows music IS NOT my calling)…How did you get started in the music ministry?
You are from Michigan originally. Where at in Michigan?
How has the Lord used your music to open doors to share your Faith around the world?
You sang for our troops recovering from the war in Iraq. What was that experience like?
When you minister, you try to use real life stories to make the point that being a Christian does not mean we will never have any more trials. How are you able to weave these stories into the points you are making from scriptures?
You’ve had some things happen in your life that many people would not know how to handle. You had a daughter that was raped and became pregnant from the rape. How did your Faith help you – and her – through that ordeal?
One of your talks is “What it means to be truly pro-life.” In light of the climate of cancel culture and “everything evil is good” that our nation seems to be running towards right now, how has this message impacted those that hear it?
I urge you to reach out to Julie Carrick. Email her, visit her website. Order her book – most definitely, you need to order her music! Praise God! Music is one of the most powerful spiritual forces in the world. Why do you think the devil tries to keep control of the music industry?
Go down into the show notes and get in touch with Julie. Be sure to order her new book, “Unfailing Grace."
http://www.juliecarrick.com/ ()CONTACT INFORMATION:EMAIL: Julie@CarrickMinistries.com
Website: http://www.juliecarrick.com/ (http://www.juliecarrick.com)
https://carrickm.ipower.com/store/index.html (CD’s Of Julie Carrick Music (her website store))
Health, Healing and Wholeness - Tracy Crump pt 2
Health, Healing and Wholeness - Tracy Crump pt 1
Health, Healing and Wholeness Tracy Crump pt 1Have you ever been in a situation where everyone around you has given up hope? Where the one left that could do anything at all was God? I know I have. I know most of you probably have had to experience that at one time or another, right?
Now, imagine if your career caused you to experience these things on almost a daily basis. Imagine if you had to go to work KNOWING that you were going to be placed in a situation where, not just individuals, but families, multiple people would be facing hopeless situations right in front of you, all day long…
That would be the career choice our guest initially made, working as an ICU nurse and caregiver where she continued to offer hope and encouragement no matter the situation. She did this knowing, that often, we don’t always get to experience healing in this life the way we want it to happen.
Tracy Crump may have started out as an ICU nurse, but after five years, she transitioned into what she considers her most important career ever, raising her children and providing home schooling for her two boys.
Through the process of time, she found she had a knack for storytelling and, eventually writing. She has written in over 100 pieces of published works, including numerous pieces that were published in “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” praise God! Her articles have been featured in many national magazines has appeared in “Guideposts” books as well as “The Upper Room,” “Light from the Word” and many other devotional publications. She also does proof reading for the “Farmers Almanac” and is a freelance editor and presents writers workshops through “Write Life Workshops” and at writers conferences across the country.
Now, after accomplishing all of that, she is releasing her first book in June 2021 titled, https://amzn.to/2OinraH (“Health, Healing, and Wholeness: Devotions of Hope in the Midst of Illness.”) Praise the Lord – help me welcome to the program, Tracy Crump!
Tracy, thank you for taking the time to join us today on the program…
First question, other than that brief information I just shared, could you tell us in your own words, “Who is Tracy Crump?”
Let’s start with your nursing career. What made you want to go into nursing to begin with?
How did your Faith allow you to minister to those experiencing life altering, if not life ending, situations for themselves or family members and loved ones?
Did these situations ever shake your Faith and make you ask “Why, God? Why?”
Was leaving your nursing career a hard choice to make, considering all of the time and money spent on college and getting to that point in your career?
How difficult was it for you to implement a dedicated and successful home schooling program?
What challenges did you face when you started home schooling?
How did you get involved with writing during this time?
Let’s talk a bit about some of your published works. You have 30 articles in the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series?
And you have been published in other anthologies as well, right? Can you share some of them that our readers may recognize?
You’ve written articles for “Focus on the Family” as well, correct?
You have also been published in “Woman’s World,” “Lifeway Publications” and other periodicals, correct?
But none of these were ever a “book.” These were articles or chapters, basically, like for “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” What took so long for you to decide to take the plunge and write your first book?
Your book, https://amzn.to/2OinraH (“Health, Healing, and Wholeness: Devotions of Hope in the Midst of Illness”) is a devotional with thirty different inspirational but with a focus on health issues. Is that correct?
What made you decide to create this as a devotional?
How does your book differ from other devotionals? Is it the focus on healt
Signs of Dangerous Times - Tom Donnan pt 2
Signs of Dangerous Times - Tom Donnan pt 1
Looking Back to Move Forward – Terry Nightingale pt 2
Looking Back to Move Forward Terry Nightingale pt 2Everyone has setbacks. Sometimes, it seems like we may have more setbacks than others. Sometimes it seems like we are set up for a setback. Amen! But, if you actually look back at the events that seemed like a setback, you were actually being set up for success. God is totally in control and at all times. He is never “out of control.” Despite your circumstances, He is always in control.
There WILL come a point, at some time in the future, when God’s Plan does come to pass in your life. Then you will be able to look back to the famous setback and see how God DID turn it into a set up for where you are now or at that point in time. You will then appreciate how much God loves you and took care of you as He manipulated the path of life you were on, to bring you into a place where He needed you to be at this point in your life. Amen!
Well, my guest today has written a book just on that very topic! Praise God! Terry Nightingale is a pastor down under in Perth, Western Australia. Pastor Terry authors a weekly blog titled, The Best is Yet to Come” which is short messages for busy Christian on the go.
He has just released his first non-fiction book for Christian leaders called, https://amzn.to/3qjZPRi (“Looking Back to Move Forward: Embracing Setbacks for Greater Fruitfulness.”) In this book, Pastor Terry suggests some intentional reflection on past experiences in the presence of God may just be the key you need to progress into future fruitfulness… Praise God.
In your book, you tell the story of Moses sending out the 12 spies and the bad report they brought back. How does God use that by looking back to move forward?
You also share the story of a time you tried to talk to your pastor about some concerns, but the timing and place you decided to discuss it was not the best. But you pushed forward with the discussion anyway and it caused irreparable harm to your relationship. Looking back, how could you have handled that situation differently?
In your book, how do your recommend people to handle situations like this?
Many times, leaders – and pastors in particular, feel alone. They are expected to have all the answers. They are expected to behave perfectly in every situation. They are expected never do anything wrong – ever! They are expected to be available at the drop of a hat and all of that. How can leaders and pastors handle these kinds of expectations from their followers and not drive people off by making it clear that “they are human, too?”
One of the biggest things leaders, and pastors, have to face is their own disappointments. They wanted to achieve X,Y,Z and didn’t. They wanted to double the size of the congregation in three years, instead it decreased. They wanted to increase the amount of income so they could expand the sanctuary, or whatever, but their goals never materialized. How should they handle those kinds of disappointment?
How important is it for pastors and ministry leaders to have someone they can confide in? I know, most people think the pastor confides in God…but I’m talking about a person who knows what they are going through. How important has that been for you and how do you recommend someone do this as well?
Terry, your book, https://amzn.to/3qjZPRi (“Looking Back to Move Forward,”) is fascinating. I think everyone needs to get a copy of it. The concepts you share are absolutely spot on. How can someone get a copy of your book? It’s on Amazon, correct?
And you are putting together a podcast as well as you blog site, correct?
Tell us about your blog and what your podcast is about…
I have one more question for you before we close…
Can you tell us about your first Christian novel you wrote? The one that dealt with time travel? That sounds interesting…
Folks, Terry Nightingale has shared with you some insights that, trut
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