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.
Living Hope - Gerard Long pt 1
Living Hope – Gerard Long pt 1Life is full of unexpected things. Some good. Many bad. But through it all – God is still God! Amen!
Sometimes we, as humans, have a hard time remembering that. It seems like we want to take responsibility in some things and leave God out of the equation. It seems we know what is best for our life, family and business or ministry – and we TELL God what it is that needs to happen.
What happens though, when the bottom falls out. Not just in business, but in life. When such tragedy happens that it makes you reexamine your Faith walk. It is often in times like this, when you are not just at the “bottom of the barrel” but “under the barrel looking up.” It is at times like that, when God can finally get it through our head and down into our heart, that HE IS STILL GOD.
My guest today has had numerous events in his life that has shaped his life, business and ministry. He has written a short book that explains the “seasons of life” that he has experienced.
Gerard Long calls himself a “professor of life and death.” He is an author, a business leader, pastor, founder of “Awakening to God Ministries” and the former director of Alpha USA. He is now experiencing a blessed life, but it hasn’t always been that way.
The darkest valley of suffering he experienced happened all in a period of eight years. His youngest son committed suicide; this almost caused the break-up of his marriage; then the unbelievable death of his beautiful daughter. As if this wasn’t enough pain, in the same eight-year period, his sister and brother also died, as did a nephew!
As he was trying to rise from the ashes of those horrible things, he faced financial ruin at the hand of a “friend.” Then, he suffered a heart attack and was dead for almost 30 minutes! By a miraculous move of God, he was brought back to life and then faced an exorbitant amount of medical bills, only to face additional bills when his wife was diagnosed with bladder cancer!
Gerard has documented much of his journey from this deep despair to triumph in Christ, in his book, titled, https://amzn.to/3z6FoL8 (“Living Hope: Awakening to Faith, Peace and Purpose in Tough Times.”)
The first question I always ask is this… Other than that brief information I just shared, can you tell us in your own words, “Who is Gerard Long?”
Gerard, I want our audience to get an understanding of the kind of pressure you were under. Prior to your heart attack, the pressures of losing both, your son and you daughter, to me that seems almost unbearable. Can you talk a little bit about this time in your life, as I believe, from what I’ve read, this was the mounting pressure that may have triggered your cardiac arrest. Can you go over that time for us, briefly?
In your book, you describe the night your wife experienced the presence of the Lord. I can relate to that 100%. I had made the decision to take my life and the Lord’s presence just absolutely enveloped me in the room I was in. I was there, singing, laughing and all of that. What she described as the sparkling, etc. – yeah…when I read that, I was like “AMEN!”
CONTACT INFORMATIONhttps://amzn.to/3z6FoL8 ()
Website: http://www.livinghopebook.com/ (http://www.livinghopebook.com/)
Book: https://amzn.to/3z6FoL8 (“Living Hope: Awakening to Faith, Peace, and Purpose in Tough Times”) – on Amazon
Positively Joy - Yvette Walker
Positively JoyYvette WalkerFor many Christians, witnessing the events that have transpired in the last 18 months or so have many wondering “Where is God in all of this?” But, if you are honest with yourself, God is apparent through all of it. The COVID shutdowns, the economic problems, the issues overseas, everything! God is right there!
Now, I’m not saying He is causing all of these issues, but if you are honest with yourself, you KNOW God is with you, otherwise, you would not have survived to this point! Amen!
But too many Christians are “sleep-walking” through life. They are just existing, day to day. They have no joy. Almost no hope. Why is that?
Well, my guest today is going to tell you about how you can experience, “Positively Joy.”
Yvette Walker is a Christian journalist, educator and podcaster (Praise God)! She found herself, as she says, “sleep-walking through life.”
After hearing the call of God, she started a podcast called, “Positively Joy” as a ministry effort to discuss the struggles people face to walk in joy! On the podcast, on her blog and in her Facebook community, the Bible is studied and discussed and she helps people to find joy in the details of life. Her ministry serves Christian women through weekly, award winning podcast episodes; through uplifting weekly blog posts and through inspiring social media posts.
Help me welcome to the program, Yvette Walker! Yvette, thank you for joining us today!
First question, other than that brief information I just shared, can you tell us in your own words, “Who is Yvette Walker?”
Can you explain what it is you mean by “sleep-walking” in your faith?
You state that “joy is not a feeling – it’s faith.” Share with us how you came to understand that concept?
How can joy bring us into a deeper relationship with God? Shouldn’t we have that relationship AND THEN experience joy?
You have interviewed a lot of Christians on your podcast. Do you also do teachings or interviews only?
You say you help people to find God in the commonplaces of life. Can you explain that for us?
You have a booklet that explains the “5 Ways to Choose Joy.” Can you briefly share those 5 ways for us?
You attended the National Religious Broadcasters Conference in Texas a few months back. You met someone special there that most Christians know through a special television series. Would you share that with us?
You have also won an award from the “Spark Christian Conference.” Tell us about that?
Yvette, you are doing an awesome work for the Lord. Through your podcast, blog and social media, you really do not know how many people you are actually impacting with the Gospel. And you probably will never know until you get to Heaven. I want to encourage you to keep up the great work you are doing!
If someone wanted to get in touch with you, to ask a question, to be a guest on your podcast or may have you as a guest on their podcast, how can they do that? How can someone get in touch with you?
And you have that free download that we discussed, the booklet “5 Ways to Choose Joy.” How can someone get a copy of that?
Folks, it is such joy for me to be able to interview great Christians who understand the power of the podcast concept, and Yvette Walker is one that you need to follow. Use the links down below to get in touch with her, subscribe to her podcast and be sure to download that free booklet “5 Ways to Choose Joy.” I guarantee, you will be impressed by the quality of the podcast and the quality of the guests and the quality of the content. Amen!
CONTACT INFORMATION:Email: email@example.com
Website: http://positivelyjoy.com/ (http://positivelyjoy.com/)
Podcast: https://positivelyjoy.com/the-podcast/ (https://positivelyjoy.com/the-podcast/)
The Hunt for Good Neighbor - Jason Lee
The Hunt for Good NeighborJason Leehttps://amzn.to/3n7CzXM ()https://amzn.to/3yzO7Fu (“The Hunt for Good Neighbor,”) which was inspired by novels by C.S. Lewis. Jason uses allegories to tell the story of spiritual journeys to encourage the readers to persevere through adversity.
The https://amzn.to/3yzO7Fu (“Hunt for Good Neighbor”) follows Annette, a young girl born into a mob family. On her 18th birthday, she must complete a rite of passage to enter into their ranks. She must reach deep and grapple with her own identity, failures and, inevitably who she wants to become. Annette must decide between her past and her future, all the while facing the challenges of living off the land and the exploration of the wild country.
https://amzn.to/3yzO7Fu (“Hunt for Good Neighbor”) is a timeless novel that speaks to young adults setting out on their own life journeys for the first time and anyone who connects with elements of faith and struggle.
I don’t know about you, but I’m hooked already! Amen!
Jason is an accountant by day, but a writer by choice! He is also into mountain climbing, rock climbing and – of course – writing! Amen!
First question I always ask is this. Other than that brief information I just shared, can you tell us in your own words, “Who is Jason Lee?”
How did you get started in writing Christian fiction?
And why did you choose this story line, one of a mobster’s daughter coming of age, for this book at this time?
You dive into three major elements in this book. Would share those three elements with us?
How do these three things affect our Faith?
So, tell us a little of the plot line. I always thought that mobster’s daughters had to make a choice to go into the business or not. How did “Annette” decide, or end up, having to join the family business?
What kind of situations does she face during the test?
What does she discover about herself in the process?
How can that apply to the readers or our listeners?
Do we have our own “testing” that occurs as we discover God’s purpose for our own lives?
What common temptations does the average person face as compared to those faced by Annette in your book?
Do you have any other books in the process of being written?
Jason, this sounds like a fascinating read. I believe our listeners will really enjoy this book. How can they obtain a copy? Is it on Amazon?
If someone wanted to get in touch with you, to ask a question or maybe do an interview such as this. How can they do that? How can they get in touch with you?
Folks, everyone likes a good read. Just to break free from reality and life happening around us. Television is the thing most people use to take a mental break. But you have to actually become numb to what you see happening on TV. Then, there are the thought interrupters called “commercials” that happen.
These things do not happen in a book. As most of you know, I’m an avid reader. I read anywhere between 18-24 books per year. And Jason Lee’s book is one that I highly recommend. You need to get a copy for yourself, right now – today! Amen!
In fact, whether you want to think about this or not – Christmas is coming soon! I would recommend you purchase three or four copies of this book and give someone you love a great Christmas present this year! Something that will be different from the sweaters and gift cards that seem to be the thing nowadays. A book is something they will treasure. Especially a great book like https://amzn.to/3yzO7Fu (“Hunt for Good Neighbor”) by Jason Lee.
Go down into the show notes and order your copy – COPIES – today! Amen!
And while you are in the show notes, reach out to Jason. Ask your questions. Send him some feedback on the book, too! Amen!
CONTACT INFORMATION:https://amzn.to/3n7CzXM ()
Book: https://amzn.to/3yzO7Fu (“Hunt for Good Neighbor”) – on Amazon
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasonjlee_author/ (Jasonjlee_author)
Feeling Loved – Marnie Swedberg pt 2
Feeling Loved - Marnie Swedberg pt 1
Feeling Loved Marnie Swedberg pt 1Do you feel loved by God every moment of every day? Do you feel like God hears your prayers, cares about your concerns and comes to your rescue?
Well, my guest today is going to explain how all of that – and more – is possible with the limited time that you do have in the hectic schedules that this day and time we call “life.”
Marnie Swedberg is the author of 13 books, a leadership mentor to over 15,000 leaders from 35 countries, providing a “God centric focus” with practical help and coaching. She is also the host of the #1 ranked and featured Blog Talk Radio program, https://www.blogtalkradio.com/marniesfriends (“Marnie’s Friends Talk Radio: Perspective Transformation.”) She is also the founder and director of “Bible Study Expo” and “Woman Speaker.com” (the largest online directory of its kind in the world).
Today, I will be discussing her book, https://amzn.to/3m5K6pw (“Feeling Loved: Connecting with God in the Minutes You Have.”)
First question, other than that brief information I just shared, tell us in your own words, “Who is Marnie Swedberg?”
How did you get started in the coaching and consulting business?
Were you an author that transitioned into consulting, or a consultant that became an author to help in your business?
You’ve written 13 books, which I find astounding. And today, we want to talk about your book, https://amzn.to/3m5K6pw (“Feeling Loved: Connecting with God in the Minutes You Have.”)
We all have hectic schedules. I know that putting God first place is absolutely essential. I’ve become accustomed to waking between 430am and 5am to spend that quality alone time in the Word and in prayer before anyone else wakes up. I call it my “appointment time” with the Lord.
In your book, you share how to have a meaningful relationship with God in the minutes we have. Can you explain that concept a little bit for us?
Ten Ways to Pray Everyday – All Day!
5 Keys to friendship with God. What are those five keys?
I love the chapter, “How to be humble and not brag about it.” A lot of people should take that to heart! Explain that for us.
Folks, not only do you need to order a copy of Marnie’s book, https://amzn.to/3m5K6pw (“Feeling Loved: Connecting with God in the Minutes You Have.”) – but you also need to go to her website and check out all of the outstanding services and resources she has there. I’ve put the links down below in the show notes.
Go into the show notes and click the links. Order her books. Check out the radio program. If you are an event planner or ministry leader, check out the https://www.womenspeakers.com/ (“WomensSpeaker.com.”) This website will put you in touch with someone that has been vetted and is ready to bring the Word of God perspective to whatever event you are planning. Amen!
CONTACT INFORMATION:https://amzn.to/3yH0XSg ()
Website: http://marnie.com/ (http://marnie.com/)
Book: https://amzn.to/3m5K6pw (“Feeling Loved: Connecting with God in the Minutes You Have.”) – on Amazon
Christian Women Speakers: https://www.womenspeakers.com/ (https://www.womenspeakers.com)
Marnie’s Radio Program: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/marniesfriends (https://www.blogtalkradio.com/marniesfriends)
Dreams and Visions in the Last Days – Tom Donnan pt 3
Dreams and Visions in the Last Days Tom Donnan pt 2Is the United States at the precipice of destruction?
Some say “God would never let that happen. The United States is a nation formed by people that loved God and has God’s blessings.”
My response is: “So did Israel. Yet, He let them get overrun and dispersed across the globe.”
Our friend, Tom Donnan, is back today. Tom always brings timely perspective to current events we see in the news. This is conclusion of a great three part interview with Tom. If you missed the prior two episodes, go back and catch up! There was a lot of great information Tom shared that I don't have the time to replay today. Amen!
2018 – “hearing visions.” Sounds nobody else can hear.
July 2018 – the loudest sound to date. A violent explosion high in the sky coming from the SE moving NW – then returns again from the NW. Could this be a nuclear explosion, with the outflow followed immediately by the return of rushing air back to the origin?
October 2020 – a dream where “time has run out.”
Heavy burdens that actually cause physical pain…
Is God using burdens to push His people towards Him?
What is the ONLY thing that can stop these types of calamities from happening?
National Repentance and Personal Repentance!
Folks, everything we’ve been sharing, not just today, but for the last couple of years, IS COMING TO PASS right before our eyes. This just confirms that the soon return of Jesus is closer than ever. I have talked to some people who do not believe the next election will even take place in this country. Will all of this happen BEFORE Jesus comes back? Or is His return even closer than the next election? WE don’t know. But if you are not prepared for it – you will miss out on it. And then the real problems begin.
Folks, reach out to Tom Donann or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you prayed that prayer of salvation. We want to rejoice with you. Amen!
CONTACT INFORMATION:For Tom Donnan
Facebook: https://facebook.com/healthenationministries (https://facebook.com/healthenationministries)
Books On Amazon:
https://amzn.to/2ZKGzkn (Healing the Nation)
https://amzn.to/35EUg8p (Spiritual House Cleaning)
https://amzn.to/35H1850 (Pastor and the Presence of God)
https://amzn.to/3msydb0 (7:14 Angels on Assignment)
https://amzn.to/2ZGl1Ft (One Door Between Us)
I listen to many different podcasts and yet this is my first review.
A must listen every morning on my commute!
I love this podcast, it’s so interesting and insightful.