43 minutes | Mar 31, 2023
PTF Episode #122 David Lutz - A Necessary Heretic
For those who have struggled to believe. For those who have believed and now struggle. For those who have searched for words to describe what they have come to believe.For those who have searched for words to describe what they can no longer believe.For those who have searched for the Good Parent God of Original Jesus.You are not alone. These words are for you.A Necessary Heretic explores the complex issues of our time, as well as long-standing theological ideas, through the lenses of an Original Jesus who saw God as the Good, Compassionate, More-Mature-Than-You-Can-Imagine, Parent. This book is for anyone who wants to hold onto their Christian Faith while also being free to question some of the difficult things they have been taught and told. Things which seem to go against what they increasingly see, feel, and experience. With a gentle and compassionate approach, A Necessary Heretic explores new ways of seeing through the eyes of an Original Jesus who came to set people free.
53 minutes | Mar 24, 2023
PTF Episode #121 Elizabeth Pace - Complex PTSD and Religious Abuse
Join us as I talk with Elizabeth Pace of the CPTSD Podcast. We talk all things Complex PTSD, Core beliefs and Religious Abuse.
51 minutes | Mar 17, 2023
PTF Episode # 120 Joseph Bucci - Redemption Inc.
Redemption Inc. depicts compelling true accounts of broken people, both men and women, facing overwhelming circumstances who ultimately found freedom, overcame obstacles, then regained their lives and self-respect through second chances. The book chronicles persons from many different backgrounds who had a common experience: they had failed in some way or were facing a life controlling problem. They needed help overcoming that problem, and God used an agency or coach or some level of support to help them turn their lives around.
42 minutes | Mar 3, 2023
PTF Episode #118 Cassie Christopher - Eat with Joy
Cassie Christopher, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and health coach for women. She's helped 100+ women cultivate the Courage to Trust. She's passionate about helping you eat with joy instead of eating to seek joy.
37 minutes | Feb 24, 2023
PTF Episode #117 Jennifer Hobbs - Calmed. Growth After Trauma
Jennifer is empowered by the personal growth that comes with struggle, and she inspires others to embrace their journeys as well. When she's not teaching and immersed in her love of writing, she's spending time with her Veteran husband, three kids, and two dogs. For more information visit thejenniferhobbs.com.
45 minutes | Feb 17, 2023
PTF Episde #116 Lawrence Sprung - Fighting Suicide
PTF Episde #116 Lawrence Sprung - Fighting Suicide by E Jill Riley
37 minutes | Feb 3, 2023
PTF Episode #114 - Tony Hixon - Retirement Stepping Stones
"My mom had plans to retire first. She was experiencing severe burnout in her role as the Director of Hospice Care at a nearby facility. She had a heart for helping others, but the daily wear and tear of agency bureaucracy and changing regulations was becoming a challenge. She was ecstatic when both myself and her original advisor gave her the all-clear. Like many of my clients, she was just excited to take that next step in her life. Quickly after my mom retired, my family and I started to see a change in her. Anxiety and depression took root quickly, and she was plagued with a constant feeling that she no longer served a purpose. Soon after, she started obsessing over their money and spending. Despite frequent reassurances from my dad, myself, and my sister, nothing could convince her otherwise that retirement was anything but a road to financial and emotional ruin. In 2011, six months after retiring, she took her own life. As a son, I was devastated. She had been the light of my life, and of the lives of so many. She was immensely missed, and her absence has been a constant reminder of everything that might have been had things gone differently. As an advisor, my entire world was upside down. One of my personal strengths is planning and focusing on the analytical side of finance. I’m investment-focused, and I had always thrived in my role as a technical financial specialist on our team. Now, however, it became clear to me that financial planning was much more than numbers in a software program. I knew I needed to change my approach. Now, I approach financial advice in a different way. I firmly believe that our clients aren’t served when we only look at the numbers. Our whole team focuses on a holistic approach when working with our pre-retiree and retiree clients because we’ve seen firsthand the effects of not having a plan to live a goals and values-based life beyond your career. If finances are the only thing we consider, we overlook the wellbeing of our clients and the long-term satisfaction they’ll receive from having a financial plan in place. My wife, Keri, and I have two daughters, Eliana and Kya, and one son, Everett. My family means the world to me, and I love the life we’ve built together. When I’m not spending time with them or working, I’m involved in my church’s music ministry. I also enjoy competing in Triathlons and have completed many Olympic and Sprint distance races. I love watching sports and movies, reading books on leadership and personal development, and focusing on staying up to date with the world of investing and financial planning through podcasts.'
39 minutes | Feb 1, 2023
PTF #119 - Mark Bello - Betrayal of Faith
Mark M. Bello is an award-winning American novelist, attorney, and lawsuit finance expert. He is best known for writing the Zachary Blake Betrayal book series. Bello is a native of Michigan. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, United States. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Oakland and then attended the Thomas M Cooley Law School for obtaining a law degree. Soon after his graduation, Bello started working as an attorney. Throughout his career in the law department, he was involved in working on a number of high profile cases. Later, he thought of providing a glimpse of all the things a victim has to go through when he decides to stand up for justice. This thought gave way to Bello’s widely successful Zachary Blake novels. Bello’s stories are considered as ripped from newspaper headlines inspired by his legal experiences and his concern for the current sociopolitical situation of the world. All the three Zachary Blake stories consist of a creative style of writing and show the characters as trying to tackle the themes of racial prejudice, government influence, religious freedom, ethnic prejudice, law enforcement, and human rights. Author Bello is married. He has 4 grown up children and 8 grandchildren. Other than writing novels, Bello writes blogs/articles related to the topics of safety, fair proceedings of the legal system, justice, etc.
46 minutes | Jan 31, 2023
PTF Episode #115 Kelley Sgroi - Womens coach and therapist
Note - The first 2 minutes of the audio in this file are warped. You can skip over it or endure - the interview is well worth listening to! With a career in healthcare that spans over 25 years, a Master's degree in Human Services and licensing in multiple states in Mental Health Counseling, I implement education, years of training and life experiences into my coaching programs. As the mother of triplets, a divorcee after 15 years of marriage, a cancer survivor and a survivor of intimate partner abuse, my life has been anything but simple. However, using the tools that I now teach in my program, I learned how to transform my life, empower myself to achieve amazing things and live a life that is truly full of joy..and I CAN TEACH YOU TOO https://www.kelleysgroilmhc.com/
44 minutes | Jan 31, 2023
PTF Episode #109 John Giordano - Treating Addiction
NOTE# The very beginning of this audio is warped but it clears up and is an excellent conversation! Please suffer through the first minute and you'll be glad you did. John Giordano is an expert in the treatment of addiction and mental health. The founder of The National Institute For Holistic Addiction Studies (NIFHAS). He is the author of “Proven Holistic Treatment For Addiction & Chronic Relapse,” “How To Beat Your Addictions And live A Quality Life,”and his most recent book is the acclaimed: “The Kid From The South Bronx Who Never Gave Up.” Mr. Giordano has contributed to over 79 peer-reviewed medical publications related to addiction and recovery. https://johnjgiordano.com/
38 minutes | Jan 27, 2023
PTF Episode # 113 Peter Volkofsky - This is Real
Peter Volkofsky is an author, spoken word poet, mentor / life coach. In 2017, Peter published his thriller Mia’s Magic Wand. In 2015 he published Beautiful Quest as an Ark House imprint. Peter has been married to his wife Penelope for thirty-eight years and together they have reared seven children.
48 minutes | Jan 20, 2023
PTF Episode #112 Terry Tucker - Sustainable Excellence
I have reinvented myself frequently over my professional career. After I graduated from college at The Citadel (where I played NCAA Division I basketball), I was employed in the Marketing Department at the corporate headquarters of Wendy’s International in Dublin, Ohio. From there, I worked in hospital administration for Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. After getting married and moving to California, I became the Customer Service Manager for an academic publishing company in Santa Barbara. When our daughter was born and we moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, I became a police officer with the Cincinnati Police Department, where I was a SWAT Hostage Negotiator. In 2004, I obtained my Masters degree from Boston University. Following a family relocation to Texas, I started a school security consulting business and coached high school girls basketball. Each time I took on a new job, I had to develop new skills and faced different challenges. There was always a significant learning curve with every new position. But my greatest challenge began in 2012 when I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Acral Lentiginous Melanoma, which presented on the bottom of my foot. By the time the cancer was detected, it had metastasized to a lymph node in my groin. Because my disease is extremely rare I was treated at the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center. I had two surgeries to remove the tumors, and after I healed, I was put on a weekly injection of the drug, Interferon, to help keep the disease from returning. I realize pain and discomfort can beat you to your knees and keep you there if you let it. But I also came to appreciate that I could use my hurting and anguish to harden my mind and make me more resolute. I was no better at dealing with pain and discomfort than the next person. But every day, I found a way to survive, with the knowledge that I would need to do it again the following morning. I wrote my book, Sustainable Excellence, Ten Principles to Leading Your Uncommon and Extraordinary Life to help people find and live their uncommon and extraordinary purpose. The ten principles outlined in the book will provide the bedrock necessary to form the foundation of unshakable beliefs and dedicated behaviors to reinforce your attitude, no matter how much pain you must endure or how many obstacles you must overcome. Sustainable Excellence is available on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GLGVTVS), Barnes & Noble.com, (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sustainable-excellence-terry-tucker/1137534840), or anywhere you can get a book online. Unfortunately, my cancer experience hasn't ended with me conquering my disease. The melanoma that had plagued me for over five years returned in 2017, and my only treatment option was the amputation of my left foot in 2018. The cancer reemerged again in 2019, requiring multiple operations. In February 2020, an undiagnosed tumor fractured my tibia. My only remedy, in the middle of the COVID pandemic, was an above the knee amputation of my left leg. I also learned I have tumors in both of my lungs. But I refused to be a victim of this malignancy. I vowed to continue my fight. I knew the only way cancer could win is if I gave up or gave in to the disease, or it killed me. In addition to my faith, I use my 4 Truths to guide the decisions I make in my life. These 4 Truths are: 1. Control your mind, or it will control you. 2. Embrace the pain and discomfort we all experience in life and use it to make you a stronger and more determined individual. 3. What you leave behind is what you weave in the hearts of other people. 4. As long as you don't quit - you can never be defeated http://www.motivationalcheck.com
23 minutes | Jan 13, 2023
PTF Episode # 111 Carol Graham - The 12 Traumas
Gang raped and left for dead, loss of a child, husband falsely imprisoned, and a cancer diagnosis could have driven Carol into victim mode ....but instead, she became a victor with a determination to succeed. You will identify with Carol on many emotional terrains of love, loss, suffering, pain, heartbreak, and ultimately renewal. This is her gripping true story. https://batteredhope.blogspot.com/
43 minutes | Jan 6, 2023
PTF Episode #110 - Treveal Lynch I am the Possible
By the grace of God, Treveal endured the emotional stress of growing up overweight, stuttering, being bullied, being molested, having no father/mother in the home, becoming addicted to drugs/alcohol by 18, dropping out of college and becoming homeless by 19, a violent criminal by 20, incarcerated several times by 21 and who at his lowest point, with a gun to his head, was willing to give his life for a $120 bag of weed. Today, Treveal is a Husband of 22 yrs., a Father of 4 Amazing Children, a Self-Worth Specialist, an Ordained/Associate Pastor, Mentor, Corporate Leader (16 yrs.), 2x Certified Personal Trainer, 3x Published Author, Inspirational Speaker, Podcast Host, Certified Life Coach and Business Owner w/ a 6 figure annual income. Treveal’s life’s story exemplifies the radical transformation, sense of self-worth and quality of life that anyone can experience when they learn to see WHAT they truly are! http://www.iamthepossible.com
32 minutes | Dec 23, 2022
PTF - Episode #108 Angela Marshall "Reality to Rags to Riches"
Angela Marshall, also known as “Author Stone,” is an Augusta, Ga., native, entrepreneur and positive words powerhouse that utilizes her personal life experiences of struggle, strength and success to captivate audiences and readers abroad. Author Stone, is a motivational presenter, published bestselling author, columnist, ex-NFL wife and creative writing consultant. Having struggled through a lavish but sorely lacking lifestyle as a former NFL wife, that chapter in her life proved pivotal to her "wise words woman" nickname. It also produced the transparency in her inspiring inquiring minds want to know auto-biography, “Reality to Rags to Riches; The Story and Life of an Ex-NFL Wife.” Angela has been featured on the world’s most influential platforms. For all speaking requests, submit info to www.inotherwordsbystone.com
41 minutes | Dec 16, 2022
PTF - Episode #107 Tamika Thomas - Tuesdays with Tamika
MEET TAMIKA Certified Life & Relationship Coach Hey sis, I have been preparing for you for sometime now. Let me tell you a little bit more about me. I am an empowering woman of influence. I am a transparent author, pod-caster, life and relationship coach, and inspirational speaker. My degree in human services and over 10 years working in the mental health field has prepared me for such a time as this. My natural knowledge and my spiritual gifts combined help women MEND RELATIONSHIPS, HEAL FROM THE PAST, and BOUNCE BACK after their biggest set backs. God has called me to be the bridge over troubled waters. I'm here to help women become fully RESTORED. I have turned my trials into treasures. I'm going to help you do the same. I truly live a life to inspire and not impress. https://www.tuesdaywithtamika.com/
36 minutes | Dec 9, 2022
PTF - Episode #106 Christina R Stanton - Out of the shadows of 9/11
They were average New Yorkers. But in the aftermath, they became American refugees . . . When the planes hit the Twin Towers, Christina Ray Stanton’s life changed forever. As the new dawn of terrorism began, the Manhattan resident and her husband fearfully witnessed the impact just six blocks away from Ground Zero. As toxic dust spread into the air, the Stantons boarded a boat off the island and into the unknown. With a close friend dead and their beloved dog clinging to life, the Stantons’ faith in God was tested. But after months away from her home, Christina trusted in a higher purpose to claim a stronger future. This is their story. Out of the Shadow of 9/11: An Inspiring Tale of Escape and Transformation is a little-told story of the far-reaching collateral damage of September 11. As a longtime local and veteran tour guide, author Christina Ray Stanton shares an intimate journey of the harrowing event. Through her long road to physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery, you’ll discover your own inspiration in tough times. If you like true stories, heart-wrenching journeys, and emotionally raw perspectives, then you’ll love Christina Ray Stanton’s honest perspective.
49 minutes | Dec 2, 2022
PTF - Episode #105 Nikole Thompson - Prisoner to Preacher
For more than 15 years, Anthony and Nikole have devoted their energy to passionately sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. In April of 2006 when Anthony was paroled out of prison his number one goal was to see his family restored and share with others how to find freedom in Christ .On June 24th, 2006, Anthony & Nikole were remarried in a little Methodist Church in Kankakee IL. Since that day they have been following the Lord's direction together, publicly sharing their testimony and God's plan for marriage, family, and life, everywhere they go.
34 minutes | Nov 25, 2022
PTF - Episode #104 Bracha Goetz - Food addiction
Bracha Goetz is not your typical Harvard grad - she's the author of 40 picture books that help children grow spiritually, inspiring each uniquely beautiful soul to shine. Her books make life's deepest concepts clear - in a delightfully simple way - as children find big ideas in little words. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book Bracha Goetz for consultations, coaching, or presentations. https://www.goetzbookshop.com/
32 minutes | Nov 18, 2022
PTF - Episode #103 Mary McCambridge The Mary Mac Show
Grief Specialist, Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Executive Coach, who established the Foundation for Grieving Children, Inc., Mary M. McCambridge (Mary Mac) shares her over 35 years' experience with those who are grieving the death of a loved one. Before completing college, Mary Mac had experienced the death of four friends – two teenagers to drunk drivers and two college students to inoperable cancer. Later she would sustain many other deaths of family members and close friends including the murder of her former husband’s 11 year-old daughter, which took them on an 18 year journey to help solve the crime. It was these life experiences that led her to become involved in the field of bereavement. Mary is host of The Mary Mac Show, where she lends her experience to comfort, soothe and educate those grieving the death of a loved one. The Mary Mac Show is currently heard in 60 countries around the world, is considered among the top 10 best podcasts on grief and bereavement and ranks in the top 10% of podcasts worldwide. She trained Assistant District Attorneys and Homicide Detectives on how to better communicate with crime victims and served as their liaison with families of homicide victims, often joining them at murder trials. She served as Founding Treasurer for the political action committee, Justice for All, and helped shape numerous pieces of legislation in New York to favor crime victims. She has served as consultant to media surrounding homicide cases. https://www.themarymacshow.com/ http://www.griefauthority.com