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42 minutes | Jun 10, 2019
They said death, God said life, and I am still here....
You have cancer...Nothing can prepare you to hear this statement. Yeap, the one word that can completely wipe out the life you once knew. The shock, the anger, the questions, the confusion, are all so hypnotic that you seriously wonder, "Am I dreaming?" But you are not. In August 2014 Jerry went from fine to being diagnosed with skin cancer. His story of survival is real, raw, and inspirational. If your life has been affected by a life-altering diagnosis, this is a must hear episode. More about Jerry Mallory: Jerry Mallory is the Senior Pastor of Kingdom Life Builders Int’l Ministry in Valrico Florida. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Apostle Mallory embraced God’s call on his life, at a very early age. For over 40 years, he has flourished in all facets of ministry. Anyone who knows him will attest to the fact that his life‘s passion is to serve the Lord, and to walk bowing in God‘s presence with his spiritual ear diligently attuned to the heart of God to fulfill the great commission – “Go you, therefore, and teach all nations.” Jerry Mallory is skilled in the art of communication and has been gifted from God to touch the lives, both young and old. Jerry Mallory is an assigned Prophet to many churches throughout the United States. In May 2009 and 2010 he received a proclamation from Plant City Mayor, Rick Lott. Pastor Mallory presently serves as the Spiritual Advisor to Cynthia Pickney Ministries Seffner, Florida, Aglow International Tampa, Florida, and served as a member of the National Day of Prayer Task Force of Tampa, FL from 2007-2017. Pastor Mallory is currently the Presiding Apostle of Kingdom Covenant Churches Inc. Valrico, FL. He’s the Founder of The Structure of the Prophets, Dinner on the Grounds, The Prophetic Prayer call and The Morning Glory Prayer call. Jerry Mallory is a student at Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College, Tampa, FL and has received an Advanced Diploma of Theology in 2018 and will be graduating in June of 2019 with a Bachelor of Theology. His mission in life purpose is doing his part in obedience to God through “Building the Lives of Kingdom People One Soul at a Time”. This is all done with his beautiful, supportive, and praying wife, Senior Executive Pastor Ann Marie, she has served alongside him for many years, while maintaining her ministry of evangelism. They have three children and three grandchildren. Be ready to receive all that God has for you!
29 minutes | May 14, 2019
28 - From Death to Life, after a little talk with Jesus
“Overwhelmed and unable to produce the audio that could even begin to express a slither of what I feel. Stage 4 cancer, is this really happening? Wait, if I refuse to hear this, maybe can I preserve my precious reality? So, shut up Doc.. Because embracing a diagnosis that can literally kill me in seconds, is not something I can do.” This heart wrenching mind conversation is not a figment of my imagination used to solicit an emotional response. Nope, this was a real broken moment for Marcia Hall after learning she had stage 4 cancer. If you or a family member has faced a moment similar to this but been unable to process forward... Marcia courageously shares her journey in a very special way for you. Tune in and hear how faith snatched her out of one the most darkest place in her life. More about Marcia Hall: She is a woman of God, a loving Pastors wife, a mother, an entrepreneur, a friend, a mentor, and a motivational speaker. Marcia is married to Bruce Hall and together they have four children (one child decease). God instructed them to start a church, where people could come to hear and learn of Him so their hearts can be healed, and their mind transformed and lives enriched by the Word of God. Transforming Ministries has blessed many people inside the church walls and outside the church walls. Marcia survived the Big C (Cancer) just three year ago as she followed Gods plan to create a service that is unique, but meet a great need in the community. Mrbubblez Inc. (mobile showers for the homeless), their motto is “I See You & I Care” which is now blessing our homeless neighbors today in the Tampa Bay area.
19 minutes | May 6, 2019
27 - The Aftermath of Trauma....
"It" happened, now what? I do not say this with any form of sarcasm. We have aired 26 episodes of the show to date, and I realized that some people hear these stories but are disconnected from the purpose and power of what they are hearing, due to unprocessed pain. The question that I aim to address in this episode is this, "Is it possible to process something you didn't ask to be a part of?" We are crowning May as the month to FIGHT!!!!! Fight for what? We are featuring stories of people fighting for their physical lives, their mind, their soul, and more. If you are done with being defeated by trauma, tune in and be inspired. I, Octoryia will be kicking us off with some thought-provoking questions, statements, and little more of my story. For more about Octoryia, please visit https://www.launchnowus.com/octoryia
24 minutes | Apr 22, 2019
26 - Is it possible? Wisdom on pushing forward...
Heavy... Trauma bottles up negative emotions causing one's life to become overweight in pain. If you have ever had the wind karate kicked out of you behind an invited, unexpected, and most certainly unwelcome circumstances, then you get exactly what I am trying to describe. The almost unbearable weight that trauma brings leaves some immobile. If you are that person, or you know that person, then this episode is going to drop some serious wisdom on how to push forward! Etta comes with over 50-years of professional, ministerial, and practical experience in the area of trauma. Lift your expectation to hear an impactful episode that contains nuggets of wisdom that will accelerate you into your next. More information on Etta: Etta Lorraine Rahming is a full-time certified School Psychologist in Hillsborough County since 2006. Also, holding a reading endorsement certification in Hillsborough County, and an online instructor. She has a Bachelor in Arts Degree in Sociology, Masters in Social Work Degree from Howard University and an Education Specialist School Psychology Degree from the University of the Virgin Islands. Having met the standards prescribed by the Ecclesiastical Board of Directors of The City of Restoration, Inc. Valrico, Florida Etta was commissioned as an ordained minister on June 16, 2012. As a minister, Etta impactfully leads a prayer ministry, a tutoring business and authored her first book. Connect with Etta Rahming via email - email@example.com
38 minutes | Apr 15, 2019
25 - We built it, then lost it all, but God...
Public embarrassment, severe loss -- "We worked hard, and ended up losing it all." There are certain losses you cannot hide. For Ericka and her family, they built a lavish life that included a quarter of a million dollar home, and in less than a day, it was all gone. The fear, the pressure, and the helpless thoughts with no time to process any of it. How do you restart your life after a violent setback? If you are in this situation or still struggling from going through it, this is a must hear! Ericka not only made it out, but her relationships, faith, and quality of life significantly improved. We are believing God for your restoration of hope and more after a loss, and praying that you are encouraged by this episode. More about Ericka: Ericka White is the co-founder and pastor of OneChurch in Tampa, Florida. As an ordained and consecrated woman of God, she serves faithfully alongside her husband, pastor Jermaine White, preaching and teaching the Gospel and converting unbelievers to Christ. In 2007 Ericka White Ministries was launched as an internet, radio, and media communications that featured national authors, pastors, recording artists, and lay people, highlighting the testimonies and humanitarian efforts of well-known Christians around the nation. Pastor Ericka is also an exceptional business woman, In 2004, she became the owner of an Allstate Agency where she rapidly excelled, achieving multiple high-level awards, including trips around the world. She also served on the regional advisory board with top agents within the corporations. In 2009, she joined The Auto Club Group and achieved the prestigious honor of President’s Club followed by a promotion to District Sales Manager. She is also committed to education and earned an AA in Religion at Liberty University, where she continues her education. Pastor Ericka is the wife of her childhood sweetheart and friend, Jermaine White, for 26 years. They are the proud parents of Jermaine Jr. and Charmaine and grandparents of four grandsons.
26 minutes | Apr 8, 2019
24 - It came, she left, I broke, but God....
Demolished... Imagine you lived your whole life waiting to experience the absolute bliss of a loving marriage... And then everything that you entrusted that person with including your virginity was pounced on with an imaginable emotional and physical rejection? My choice of adjectives might sound like a slight exaggeration but this was Caleb's reality. The questions, the shame, the pain.... All of which were understandable reasons to run, hide, and never trust AGAIN! Are you ready for some real and raw truth on how he picked the pieces of masculinity up after an unexpected divorce blew his entire world into shambles? Tune in and get ready to be encouraged! More about Caleb Hyers: Caleb Hyers is the Senior Leader of The Resting Place Tampa. He has led worship around the United States and the world for over 14 years. As a third generation Tampa native, his passion is to empower the worshipers of God to believe and express the finished work of Christ through teaching, books, music, and creative arts. He is married to the amazing Jamaris Hyers and they have their beautiful son Judah. For more information visit TheRestingPlaceTampa.com
30 minutes | Mar 26, 2019
23 - How I Healed After Trying to Be Killed
Shawn was robbed, brutally beaten and shot in the head at point blank range, as the gunman tried to shoot Shawn in the head for the second time Shawn remembered his great grandmother’s words and cried out “save me Jesus”, causing the gun to jam on the second shot. Shortly after rehabilitation and having a bullet removed from his skull (a centimeter from his brain) Shawn received Christ in his life and has been running for the Lord ever since (Proverbs 22:6). Without question is a must listen, hear, process, and receive strength from! No matter what you have walked through we believe God that this story will speak to your heart. Tune in and prepared to be extremely blessed. More About Shawn: Shawn Henderson is the senior pastor of SH Ministries in Tampa, Florida. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Shawn Henderson has been an ordained minister since 1997. Shawn believes that the word of God should never be compromised for any reason. God said in Hosea 4:6 “ My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge“. www.shawnhenderson.org Shawn travels teaching the prophetic Word of God, helping people understand more clearly their Kingdom rights & how to live as Kingdom Citizens. Shawn’s life has not been perfect and does not claim it to be. But he knows that “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37). Shawn’s desire is to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2004 Shawn founded SH Productions, a theatre company that travels throughout the country presenting some of the most powerful inspirational stage plays written and directed by Shawn Henderson that you will ever see. Shawn has received rave reviews from city to city leaving the audience ready for the next play. He has taken real-life situations and combined them with the Word of God, and laughter, leaving audiences with a hilarious but serious life-changing experience. Shawn is extremely grateful for his great grandmother who took him in at the age of 3yrs old. She gave up her way of life for Shawn (John 15:13). She had her struggles with Shawn, on her knees night after night asking God to protect and save him. Raising Shawn up in the church she was determined for him to make something out of his life, SHE NEVER GAVE UP! Shawn’s great grandmother lived to be 95yrs old (truly a blessing).
27 minutes | Mar 17, 2019
22 - How I Healed From The Pain of The Unthinkable.....
Suicide... The unspoken pain that leads to this final decision and all the relational wreckage it creates, is imaginable. Yet, this occurs sadly every single day all around this globe. Why, is this ever an option? Who would actually go through with this selfish and senseless thought? Is it possible to heal after an explainable loss like this? These amongst many are real questions families face when suicide snatches the life of loved ones. How about when it also cost other people their lives. Typing this is as painful as you might feel right now from that unthinkable thought. I could list a thousand statistics and news headlines, but I have something more powerful. We have a brave woman who is courageous enough to share her journey from agony to victory. Lory did not have to imagine this, it was her reality when in just one day she lost her daughter and two grandkids to suicide. The power, peace, faith, hope, and grace she speaks from is admirable. I promise you this story will not make you cry of sadness, it will inspire you with hope and confidence in the one that holds us all together. More About Lory: Along with her husband and best friend, Bruce, Lory enjoys life in the Sauk Prairie area of Wisconsin alongside their teenage daughter and six-year-old grandson. Their two adult children live in Wisconsin. They have eight grandchildren. Lory is a grateful Veteran Home Educator, Author, Advocate, Social Entrepreneur, Certified Aromatherapist, Certified Herbalist, and Speaker with an engaging and interactive flare. Lory enjoys her time with her family, fires inside, kayaking, hiking, photography, an honest compliment and the art of aromatherapy. Her lived experience offers a rich resource in overcoming ugly tragedies to become the influence for healing others. Above all else, Lory brings the passionate belief anyone can overcome, and all should! Lory Seffrood is adamant about teaching women to overcome trauma, emotional loss, and disordered eating. Overcoming her own severely traumatic childhood, dangerously violent early adult years, and an active eating disorder. For thirteen years, Lory has a unique perspective to help women who have a desire to overcome their past, find real and lasting freedom from the effects of trauma, and become change agents in their spheres of influence. This is the recipe for literally changing the world. Lory believes, “Giving back is the lifeblood of my recovery. Lory has co-authored two books, Victory Smells Like Chocolate; an anorexics guide to great desserts and Victory Curriculum; an advance leader guide in the art of the ah-ha. These books are being used by small groups across the country as a catalyst to girls and women seeking freedom from disordered eating. She is the first woman in Wisconsin to become a Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialist hired by Sauk County as a Crisis Team member with the Medication Assisted Treatment Program with the Department of Human Services. Lory has co-founded, Sauk County’s first peer to peer sober drop-in center for those in substance use recovery. She also serves on the Sauk County Recovery Coalition as an advocate for many in the recovery community. Lory facilitates a peer to peer traumatic and stigmatized grief support group called HOPE as a part of her service on the HOPE Sauk Prairie Suicide Prevention Coaltion. After the loss of her daughter and grandchildren, she has invested her grief in others by installing hope in the the heartbreak of others. Instagram: revolutionary_hearts Facebook: werevolutionaryhearts
22 minutes | Mar 11, 2019
21 - How I Healed From Betrayal w/o An Apology
Betrayal..... The very thought of this word feels like a violation, right? I don't know if your world as you know has ever been wrecked by this devastating experience. Listen here, I am a witness and a complainant. Most might be thinking, "If there is one thing that is entitled to a life sentence of unforgiveness this would be in the top five." But here is the thing, this perspective can eliminate the potential of a healthy restoration to a connection. SO WHAT DO YOU DO? Dr. Ron Ellis is not just a successful man, he is one who has been betrayed and restored without an apology. If you are burning to live a healthy emotional life on the other side of betrayal, then THIS IS FOR YOU! Get ready to be challenged, encouraged, and motivated to heal after betrayal. More on Dr. Ron Ellis: Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, Sr. is the founder and Senior Pastor of Exalted Word Ministries Church where the word is exalted for all members to believe, achieve, and maximize all God has called them to be. A native of Tampa, Florida, Dr. Ellis is a retired educator of the Hillsborough County School District. Dr. Ellis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Concorde University, a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University and a Doctorates from Kingdom Life University in Biblical Studies. In addition to full-time Senior Pastor at Exalted Word Ministries, he is heavily involved in the community. His community outreach endeavors are the development and implementation of Believe, Achieve, Maximize International Organization (B.A.M), which he is Founder/CEO. Dr. Ellis is a spiritual mentor, life coach, and motivational speaker, he recently was honored with the Mentor of the Year Award. Through B.A.M. International, Inc. individuals, businesses, organizations and community leaders have been equipped and empowered to develop their greatest potential. Dr. Ellis is known in ministry for his dynamic teaching style and an encouraging approach to life. He has ministered all over the world, hosting a B.A.M. International Inc. leadership conference in Toledo City, Philippines empowering over 500 pastor and leaders in the communities. Dr. Ellis’s most popular book, B.A.M. How to Realize Your Greatest Potential in Life has taken the market by storm. B.A.M has a ranking of five stars on Amazon. Moreover, it has been accredited with motivating a local high school football team to achieve two State Championship victories; as well as Dr. Ellis being featured in the Tampa Tribute, local Catch 47, St. Petersburg Times, and TBO.com presenting commentaries on “How to Motivate Youth to Succeed”. For information on Dr. Ellis visit: B.A.M. International Inc. (Believe, Achieve and Maximize) Website: www.baminternational.org Facebook: @BelieveAchieveMaximize Exalted Word Ministries ChurchWebsite: www.exaltedwordministries.org Facebook: @exaltedwordministrieschurchTwitter: @drronellisInstagram: exalted_word_minitries
29 minutes | Mar 4, 2019
20 - How I Learned to Love a Life That I Did Not Ask For..
Acceptance... Have you ever struggled in coming to terms with something difficult? In these moments denial, depression, or worse seems like better options. Let's be real, I am talking about something entering your life that wrecks you physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, and more. Who would want to accept that? Pete's life was thrust into a dungeon of unimaginable pain on every level. Yet, he survived to share a story of hope, healing, redemption, and restoration. If you have been wrestling with your reality then this episode is going to connect in a way that only those who've endured shame, pain, depraved thinking.... can communicate from. Bye-bye hopeless-helpless feelings, get ready for some serious encouragement and inspiration to move forward. More Information on Pete: Pete O’Shea is a storyteller in every sense of the word. He’s a 30-year veteran comedian/impressionist, a successful Christian Talk Radio Host (The Pete O’Shea Show aired weekdays from 3 - 6 PM on WTIS AM 1110 from 2007 until 2017) and he’s a spokesperson for several businesses and ministries and Pete is also a motivational speaker and author of the book, Pain Was My Friend. Pete also co-founded The Healing Tour with his wife Pastor Shannon, better known as The Irish Barefoot Pastor. They travel to churches and share their miracle healing testimonies to bring hope to the Kingdom. They are Hope Dealers! For more information, please visit www.thehealingtour.us.
30 minutes | Feb 25, 2019
19 - How We Healed....
Addiction...This one word has the power to destroy lives, families, marriages, communities and more. But what does it take for a family to survive a loved one's addiction? If you have ever been there then you know just how quickly your sanity can get swallowed up in the emotions of this painful and helpless journey. Sharron shares the heart-wrenching story of weathering the process of her sons' addiction. I have heard a lot of stories but this one speaks to a very special part in my heart as to the healing power of love and patience. To all of our listeners, prepare your heart to be encouraged in a significant way through this powerful story. More about Sharron Cosby: Sharron Cosby is an Alabama southern belle transplanted to sandy Florida with her husband and three children. Their son's choices resulted in a serious drug addiction that spanned eighteen years. During that time, Sharron was hopeless and helpless to help her son. She wrote a 90-day devotional, Praying for Your Addicted Loved One: 90 in 90, for families who love an addict and need hope and encouragement. One of her greatest pleasures is sharing the story of what God has done with and through their family. Sharron can be contacted at www.SharronCosby.com
20 minutes | Feb 18, 2019
18 - How Striving Robbed Me of My Identity
The exhausting life of striving... Can you relate? Never being enough, Never knowing enough, Never appreciated enough... The emotional and mental trauma that striving creates is absolutely detrimental. By no means is this an exaggeration of words. Nope, our guest Sandra is living witness of its impact. Her striving nearly cost EVERYTHING... and I do mean everything including her authentic identity. If you have been lost in a world of becoming but never arriving... THIS IS FOR YOU! We are believing that her story will inspire mental, and emotional freedom that leads to recovery of WHO YOU ARE, and not hat you believe is good of enough! More about Sandra: As CEO and founder of Daughters In Christ, Inc. – A Christian Ministry for Women, Pastor Sandra Astacio currently serves as a spiritual mentor for many women who seek a deeper relationship with God. Through speaking engagements, biblical studies, individual counsel and career preparation workshops, she has dedicated her life to INSPIRING, ENCOURAGING AND EMPOWERING women to reach for all that God has in store for them as a Daughter in Christ! Raised as a native of this state, Sandra and her family still call Central Florida home. She devotes her efforts to full-time ministry initiatives, actively building a unique platform that leverages her 25 years of Corporate Leadership, over a decade in active ministry, exposure to church planting and her spiritual gifting to further the Kingdom of God! Together with her husband, Antonio, they have a blended family of FIVE boys, one NEW grandson and two fur babies to keep their hearts aflame! She has recently finished her first book entitled ‘In Pursuit of Becoming – One Woman’s Journey to Herself’ which is due to be published very soon. She has already begun her second book and is developing online biblical teaching tutorials and a career preparation workshop on schedule to launch within the first quarter of 2019. She also serves as an Associate Pastor, Co-Leader of First-Touch Ministries and a Director of Women’s Ministry at her home church (The City of Restoration) in Valrico, FL! When asked what would be one of her most proud achievements in life, she stated that answering the call of God to become a Pastor stood out the most. She has earned a Christian Leader’s Certificate from the globally recognized Bible Training Center for Pastors and is currently pursuing a Divinity Degree from Christian Leaders Institute, as well. She is a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, visionary, author and possesses a genuine love for God and His people. Website: www.DaughtersInChrist.com Facebook/ Instagram: Daughters In Christ, Inc. Email: SandraA@DaughtersInChrist.com
25 minutes | Feb 11, 2019
17 - How I Kept My Sanity During My Baby's Heart Surgery
Surgery... While in most cases when faced with this decision it is based out necessity. There are always risks and changes as a result of an invasive treatment like this.. But just imagine, finding yourself in the situation that your only child at two-months-old is required to undergo one of the most dangerous types of surgery? How would, How could, process this? Elizabeth, lived this moment by moment for years. She chose to be a guest to use her story to strengthen families walking through a medical crisis. I know we say it often... But this is a MUST listen! You can't prepare for a crisis but she is a testimony that you can survive it without losing your mind. More about Elizabeth: Multi-talented, singer, songwriter, and aspiring hair dresser LaRay was born into music. She grew up in South Berkeley California in a family that lived for music and was the one person besides her mother (Ms. Pam) blessed with the gift of voice. LaRay was also given the gift of range. At the age of 5, LaRay and her two sisters (Nichol and Jaye‘) recorded their first tape with their father (G), compiled of childhood playground rhymes like humpty dumpty. LaRays voice started to develop. She took this time to sing in the youth choir with her sisters until her best friend and grandfather (KAM JAM) who had previously had a record label, took her and her sisters to sing karaoke. This was a test to see how she would do outside of family and outside of church… LaRay passed. Unaware of the talent she truly possessed, LaRay became fascinated with learning to play the piano. Her father who plays keyboards for Special Request took her under his wing and she made him a promise “one day daddy ima’ be better than you”. LaRay still practices daily to live up to that promise. LaRay continued singing in church, also sang for her high school and at local community events. Currently at the ripe age of 31, LaRay is not only enrolled in college taking a double major: cosmetology and music. she is very involved in church, in her community and works with kids at the “Young Adult Project” (YAP). A recreation center she has roots in, that has supported her career from the start. Her biggest supporter of all is her 5-year-old niece (Poopy) who sings along with all her songs while she practices. LaRay's inspirations start at home and go on to include Beyonce, Destiny’s Child, Mariah Carey, Regina Bell, Anita Baker and many others. She is motivated and determined. Destined to go far LaRay is Ready Now, as she has stated on her first single that can now be found on iTunes. A personal Thank you from LaRay: ….. I want to say thank you GOD for the gift you chose to share with me, I love you. I want to thank my family, church, friends, and community for believing in me. I want to thank Prime U.S.A Records, I love you guys so much and we are going to make it. A special thanks to all of you Myspacers, Facebook Family, and Twitter's who show me so much love repeatedly . This is my dream, you are helping me, making it come true. I hope you adore my music as I do you. Stay tuned for album announcements and show updates that can be found in my blogs and bulletins. once again I just want to say thank you, you don’t know how much this means to me. I love you and GOD bless
24 minutes | Feb 4, 2019
16 - How I Got My Life Back After a 22-year Addiction to Crack Cocaine
Crack Cocaine.... Millions have died, committed heinous crimes under its influence, lost everything including connections to family because of it, and so much more. This addiction is one that many hide in shame or fear of rejection from society. Kreasha breaks open the book on what got her hooked and then kicked a 22-year addiction! This is a MUST hear episode. Tune in and get ready to be challenged to rethink addictions. A little about Kreasha: Kreasha was Born and Raised In San Francisco. I'm now 51 years old. A Mother of 3 young Adults. She is also a member of Freedom Place Church under Pastor Greg Tre Harris and First Lady Leslie Harris. I attended Galileo High School and is in hopes of enrolling in college to become a Substance Abuse and Alcohol Counselor. Kreasha desires to help as many people as God has called her to help. Follow her journey on Facebook @ Kreasha Wilson
23 minutes | Jan 28, 2019
15 - How My White Picket Fence Dream Turned into a Domestic Violence Terror
"What you live through can either shape or break you. As powerless as you might feel, the decision is yours to make. I decided to be more than a victim of domestic violence." Listen up guys, because the emotional violation of domestic violence is like nothing else. Rebecca shares with such rich wisdom and passion how she survived one of the darkest periods in her life. Bring the broken pieces of every fence that guarded what you thought your life would look or feel like! You will be inspired to rebuild, love, forgive, move forward and so much more. More information from Rebecca: My name is Rebecca R Dixon. I was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. I am a blessed single mother of 4 beautiful daughters ages 25, 22, 19, and 12 years old. My profession is a Certified Medical Assistant at UCSF where I have been a part of the patient care field since 1999. What I absolutely love is MUSIC, and guess what?? I can sang!! This was discovered at a young age, being the daughter of a now-retired minister. Next to singing, cooking from the soul is an extreme passion. I learned so much about this art from my grandmother. I get to grow as a Christian and serve children in their journey as a Sunday school teacher at Calvary Hill Community Church. I am a SURVIVOR! Of what? Domestic violence. I am excited to share that this has made me stronger and has made my faith In God increase over the years. I didn’t a moment define my life. Nope, I refused to. I am now a proud small business owner helping people to heal through essential oils. My life is filled with an indescribable expectation. I can’t wait to see what God will do with my children and myself. I continue to pray for growth mentally, physically and spiritually!
35 minutes | Jan 21, 2019
How to Make Sense of a Senseless Act
Losing a loved one is never, ever easy. But when it is both senseless and brutal, how do you possibly move past the pain of your loss? Ayesha is the epitome of this difficult scenario. Imagine your most painful moment in life being national news? For most people understandably this would be an all out time for revenge and retaliation. But Ayesha's response in less than 3 days will blow you away. Her story is not just a tearjerker. Nope, it is filled with hope, help, and forgiveness for those who have lost someone. ______________________________________________________ Ayesha was born and raised in Berkeley, and the sense of liberty and creative expression that is so prevalent in Berkeley has definitely helped shaped who she is. She is a free spirit and chooses not to let challenging life experiences get the best of her. Her grandmother, Pearl Louis, instilled early in her life the importance of a relationship with God. She was the first person who led her to Christ. She also wanted to prepare her with a strong educational background. She has attended Catholic schools through high school and has been very active in the churches she has attended. God is the head of her life, and she puts Him first in everything she does. She recently stepped out on faith and opened a daycare, Steadfast Love Learning Center. Her mission is to provide a nurturing engaging safe learning environment. She graduated from Southern University with a BA in political science, and will graduate with a master’s in education in 2019. She is raising two energetic sons-Curtis and Kamron. They have taught her to enjoy life to the fullest. The majority of their days are filled with laughter and joy, however, life has not always been fun. 2010 was the roughest year of her life, as she learned just how fragile life is. Her sister suffered a life-threatening ruptured brain aneurysm which left her to make tough medical decisions for her. She quickly learned how to respond in a time of crisis and thought the hardest part of the year was over but was sadly mistaken. In May 2010, her mother was murdered, put inside a suitcase, and thrown into the San Francisco Bay. She was discovered on May 18, and that was the hardest day of her life. Everything changed that day for Ayesha and her family. In April of 2012, her dear friend, who helped her dry tears when she lost her mother, committed suicide. Then March 2015, her beloved grandmother, who was the most influential person in her life and her mother's mother, passed away. So where does that leave Ayesha-determined, resilient and full of purpose. Her life has been filled with ups and downs, but she has chosen not to dwell on the downs. She has been described as someone who rolls with the punches, learns from her mistakes, and tries to enjoy each day that she has here by spreading love, forgiveness, and hope. She continues to keep her faith in God, no matter how the circumstances may look, and believes that you should let all that you do be done with love! For more information on Ayesha visits: www.ayeshalouis.com
25 minutes | Jan 14, 2019
13 - How I Got My Life Back after... Brain Surgery and Fibromyalgia
Demolished... This is something you typically think of when it comes to construction. But what happens when your life from the inside out goes under construction without your permission? Essentially demolishing the life you once knew.... This breathtaking question was Linda's real life after not one but two life-altering diagnoses. LISTEN, her courage to restart at fifty years of age, will without a question inspire you! More about Linda: Linda Plunkett, originally from Ohio and now living in Clearwater, Florida, is already planning her second book. The first was published by Deep River Books in 2016 and tells the story of before, during, and after surrounding brain surgery that Plunkett underwent after having been diagnosed in late 2012 with a brain tumor. An ordained minister and clinical Biblical psychologist, Plunkett is licensed under the National Christian Counselors Association and has a non-profit called Hope for the Hurting. She is also a speaker and talks to audiences about overcoming memory loss, how to deal with self-esteem issues, and other topics related to her training, counseling, and, of course, the aforementioned experience from six years ago. She is also a professional member of the Bay Area Professional Writers Guild. Plunkett also has immersed herself in dance, currently learning from a teacher who is number 1 in the country for Latin dancing. She was honored at the Millennium Dance Competition in New Orleans with the “Dance Hero” award following a dance choreographed to depict her successfully overcoming the health challenge (see video here). Supernatural Rescue: From Broken to Beautiful is available for purchase through Amazon and through BarnesAndNoble.com, among other outlets. For more information on Linda visit Hope for the Hurting on LinkedIn
27 minutes | Jan 6, 2019
12 - How Sexual Trauma Infected Me As A Man, and ALMOST Destroyed My Marriage
"I just want to move on! So denial is now my closest confidant." Have you ever been desperate to move forward but your actions in life do not reflect it? This was Jason's reality for decades. He struggled in private but failed in public within the most secret relationship, his marriage. Hear how he saved his sanity, marriage, and family! Warning: He is super raw and real in his explanation, so GET READY. More About Jason: Jason is a weird one. That's the cost of being a Creative Director, though - right? It's difficult to put him in a box. He creates from so far outside the box, that we sometimes wonder if there is such a thing as "the box." He is the author of Unbreaking: How Giving Up Saved Our Marriage. His background includes counseling, mentoring and relational communication as well as corporate culture change consulting, strategic brand building...In other words, he's a mastermind at understanding behaviors, affecting change, and creating content that does exactly that. If we had 3 words to describe him, it would be: Intense | Tenacious | Brilliant For more information on Jason visit www.wearefierce.net
24 minutes | Dec 30, 2018
11 - How to Process The Rejection After Divorce
Rejection is an experience NO one wants to be on the receiving end of. Much less by someone who committed to spending their life loving you. So.... HOW does one reconcile such an unexpected/dramatic change that affects every single aspect of life? This question and more Jorgie brings heartfelt wisdom and transparency of how she went from rejection to restoration as women, wife, mother and more! More on Jorgie: Jorgie Franks-Bell is an avid writer and Director of Membership for the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce. Jorgie acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication at the University of South Floridain 2004. She has been active in the field of sales, management, training, and human capacity development for the past 20 years. More so, Jorgie has a track record of innovative sales strategies that strengthen organizations and she is passionate about exceeding goals through building, leading and inspiring world-class teams. In addition to her successful career in diverse organizations such as Coca-Cola, Samsung, Microsoft, Barbizon Modeling, Right at Home, Everest University, Jared, The Galleria of Jewelry and Victoria Secret. She consistently provides constructive recommendations in her capacity as the Board member for the Women-Centered 4 Success Member of Lakewood Community Church of God, Board Member for Kids Doing Business, as well as Vice President of Kiwanis Club of Greater Brandon. She has authored You Goal Girl: The Ultimate Guide to achieve all your goals and #MYOB Mind Your Own Business: Take care of business in school and beyond, enthralling books focused on inspiring readers to stop procrastinating and take their dream to the next level. When Jorgie is not meeting clients or traveling, she spends time in the company of her loving and supportive family whom she holds in high esteem. For more information visit Jorgie Franks-Bell on Facebook
26 minutes | Dec 23, 2018
10- How to break the pattern of trauma from being repeated
When trauma causes you to loose sight of who you are hurting, it is TIME for change. Dion describes how he came to this gut wrenching reality as his hidden suffering bacame his families present pain. After decades of denial and delay, he decided to get real, and receive the help needed. More About Dion: Dion E. Price Sr. is a native of Augusta, GA. After 21 years of faithful service, he retired from the United States Air Force at Shaw Air Force Base, SC. He has led Intercessory Prayer Groups, President of Men’s Ministry, Sunday School Teacher and taught Bible Study at various churches and congregations. Dion served as Co-Pastor at Rain Outreach Ministries, Bowman, SC. He is founder of Abundant Life Kingdom Ministry, Sumter South Carolina and CEO of Abundant Life Family Center. God has charged Dion to advance His Kingdom on earth by teaching and preaching Kingdom Principles. In his teachings, he challenges others to apply those principles to every area of their lives. Dion received his Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University and a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently attending Walden University for his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Dion is serving his community as a volunteer counselor at Talbot House Ministries in Lakeland, Florida. Dion is in the process of writing his autobiography entitled “From Adversity to Advantage”. One of his favorite scriptures is John 10:10 “The thief comes only tosteal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to full, till it over flows).” He has three children (Diondria, Morgan and Dion Jr.). Connect with Dion Price on LinkedIn
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