Episode 65 - Contemporary Christian Author - Jeff Horton - pt 2

September 20th, 2017

Episode 65 Show Notes for Jeff Horton Interview

Have you ever wondered about changing your career…maybe writing a book or a screen play…but you were scared about leaving the secure, quote unquote – REGULAR job?

Well, today’s guest did just that. After twenty-five years in the Information Technology field, Jeff Horton decided enough was enough – and left it all behind to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a writer. Not just any writer…but an author of several family friendly books…and TWO screen plays…he has, in all, besides the two screen plays…EIGHT published novels in several different genres – including apocalyptic fiction, science fiction, religious fantasy and some romance thrillers as well.

When Jeff is not writing his next novel, he enjoys spending time with his family, going to church and reading…so not only does he WRITE stuff for others to read – he READS what others have written also!  Glory to God…

What are the names of the screen plays you have written?

Are they in any type of production, etc?

You offer a blend of Christian and Contemporary Christian writing…can explain what that means to our audience?

You have 8 novels…is that correct?  Is Heaven’s Oasis your latest one?

Tell us a little bit about Heaven’s Oasis…

Now some of the reviews for Heaven’s Oasis talk about how you intertwine the romance element into the developing plot. Some say that it sounds like some aspects of it may be based upon your own life…is that true?

 I guess what we want to know is – what sets your novels apart from the rest of the field?

What is the main topic of interest that you like to write about? Why is that?

As far as advice for up and coming authors…How do you promote your works?  It can’t be just through Amazon…there has to be other other avenues of up and coming authors to gain access to…can you give any information on that?

 Folks…I don’t know about you…but I have been blessed by what Jeff has been sharing with us today…I want to encourage you to go to his website…www.hortonlibrary.com – and just look around…read some the clips he has there…read some of the reviews…and – most of all – purchase a book!  Glory to God!

 RESOURCES:

Website: www.hortonlibrary.com

Email: jeff@hortonlibrary.com

Books:

Heavens Oasis: http://amzn.to/2ftvGwp

 

The Way of Nacor: Tales of Eden (Volume 1): http://amzn.to/2yhxTCF

 

Frontiers (Volume 2): http://amzn.to/2ftj9ZU

 

New Beginnings (Volume 3): http://amzn.to/2wzb0st

 

The Dark Age: Survivors of the Pulse: http://amzn.to/2xI38Kp

 

The Great Collapse: http://amzn.to/2wzhyrb

 

The Last Prophet: http://amzn.to/2xqTevI

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Episode 64 - Contemporary Christian Author - Jeff Horton - pt 1

September 18th, 2017

Episode 64 Show Notes for Jeff Horton Interview

Have you ever wondered about changing your career…maybe writing a book or a screen play…but you were scared about leaving the secure, quote unquote – REGULAR job?

Well, today’s guest did just that. After twenty-five years in the Information Technology field, Jeff Horton decided enough was enough – and left it all behind to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a writer. Not just any writer…but an author of several family friendly books…and TWO screen plays…he has, in all, besides the two screen plays…EIGHT published novels in several different genres – including apocalyptic fiction, science fiction, religious fantasy and some romance thrillers as well.

When Jeff is not writing his next novel, he enjoys spending time with his family, going to church and reading…so not only does he WRITE stuff for others to read – he READS what others have written also!  Glory to God…

Introduction of Jeff Horton.

Explain to me how hard it was to leave the 9-5 of a regular job, regular paycheck, regular benefits and all of the stuff we are SUPPOSED to have…and pursue your dream…

How long did it take you to write your first novel?

What are the names of the screen plays you have written?

Are they in any type of production, etc?

You offer a blend of Christian and Contemporary Christian writing…can explain what that means to our audience?

 You have 8 novels…is that correct?  Is Heaven’s Oasis your latest one?

Tell us a little bit about Heaven’s Oasis…

Now some of the reviews for Heaven’s Oasis talk about how you intertwine the romance element into the developing plot. Some say that it sounds like some aspects of it may be based upon your own life…is that true?

I guess what we want to know is – what sets your novels apart from the rest of the field?

What is the main topic of interest that you like to write about? Why is that?

As far as advice for up and coming authors…How do you promote your works?  It can’t be just through Amazon…there has to be other other avenues of up and coming authors to gain access to…can you give any information on that?

Folks…I don’t know about you…but I have been blessed by what Jeff has been sharing with us today…I want to encourage you to go to his website…www.hortonlibrary.com – and just look around…read some the clips he has there…read some of the reviews…and – most of all – purchase a book!  Glory to God!

RESOURCES:

 

Website: www.hortonlibrary.com

 Email: jeff@hortonlibrary.com

Books:

Heavens Oasis: http://amzn.to/2ftvGwp

 

The Way of Nacor: Tales of Eden (Volume 1): http://amzn.to/2yhxTCF

 

Frontiers (Volume 2): http://amzn.to/2ftj9ZU

 

New Beginnings (Volume 3): http://amzn.to/2wzb0st

 

The Dark Age: Survivors of the Pulse: http://amzn.to/2xI38Kp

 

The Great Collapse: http://amzn.to/2wzhyrb

 

The Last Prophet: http://amzn.to/2xqTevI

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Episode 63 - Sentence Sermon Ministry - Dr. James Harvey

September 10th, 2017

Episode 63 - Sentence Sermon Ministry - Interview with Dr. James Harvey

 

OK…today, we have a very special guest on our program…and he is going to be discussing some things that you may have heard me preach about before on my radio program, “Freedom Through Faith.” Dr. James Harvey is the founder of “Sentence Sermon Ministry.”

Dr. Harvey has authored three books in his professional life. He has authored ten books in the field of Christian living and has been a newspaper columnist as well. Dr. Harvey has been a community college president – AMEN – a senior vice president and partner in an international management consulting firm based in Washington, DC; a former dean at Hope College and has his MA and PhD degrees from Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan – just down the road a bit from my hometown of Port Huron, Michigan – Glory to God…and Dr. Harvey also has broad experience as a public speaker on a wide range of topics.

Dr. Harvey explains what “Sentence Sermons” means and how it is helping churches.

With these signs, the churches are actually ministering to the thousands that pass their churches everyday.

But, I’ve seen some signs that have a “cute little quote” – you know, like “You think it’s hot now – come inside and get saved from the real heat wave that’s coming” and things like that…you know, that makes you roll your eyes… Is that the kind of things you are recommending?

I’ve seen some signs that seem to stay up for months. How often should they be changed?

What are some of the requirements a church should have in place to do effective ministry like this?

Tell me about your email newsletter – from “Perverse University”

You believe churches need to rethink how they treat their seniors. What do you mean by that? How should they change?

You have written a book entitled, “The Resurrection – Ruse or Reality”…This book takes the reader into a court room setting where they must make a decision as to the outcome of the trail of Jesus. Correct?

 I did my Master Dissertation on the same subject at Johns Hopkins University. I then turned the dissertation into a book called, “The Six Trials of Jesus” – it was more a less a book on Leadership as well as a book on the resurrection…but I’m not here to talk about my book…

Tell us about your book and how you would like churches to “rethink” how they teach on the resurrection. What do you mean?

 You have written several other books as well: Seven for Heaven; 701 Sentence Sermons, Volume 4 is on your website – I take there are also volumes 1 thru 3?

And the book “Run Through the Tape?”

Are all of these available on Amazon as well as your website?

LIGHTENING ROUND:

What book are reading now?

How can we know there is a God?

Last question?

 

RESOURCES:

Website: www.sentencesermon.com

 

Email: theharveys14@att.net

Books:

 Seven for Heaven - http://amzn.to/2jf106a

701 Sentence Sermons

            Volume 1: Not available

            Volume 2: http://amzn.to/2gUyoyA

            Volume 3: http://amzn.to/2gVKTX3

            Volume 4: http://amzn.to/2gX2gu1

 

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Episode 62 - Women in Ministry, Missions and Discipleship - Dee Stokes pt 2

September 6th, 2017

Episode 62 - Show Notes for Dee Stokes Interview - pt 2

 

Today on the program, I am continuing the interview with Dr. Dee Stokes. Due to time constraints, i was not able to conclude her interview on Episode 61. She has some very important, vital and powerful information she provided as we wrapped up our interview - including THE LIGHTENING ROUND! And I wanted to make sure you got it!  Amen!

So, you may hear some things you also heard in Episode 61, as we "rewound the tape" (so to speak) in order to provide you with the information at the end...but that's OK, because it will be good for you to hear the other things again! AMEN!

Now, let's just back into the interview with Dr. Dee Stokes. I am providing a lot of the same show notes from Episode 61, in case you want to follow along, contact her or order her resources.

 

I want to introduce you to a woman who has the heart of God – FOR God’s People…and she has done it all…amen.  DOCTOR DEE STOKES is a retired professor AND basketball coach on the college level…I’ll let her tell you a bit about that….I think that is just awesome!  But after 18 years of basketball she decided to get into the BIG GAME of winning souls and guiding people to the cross…amen!

 

 

Dr. Dee shares some of the problems she faced in making the decision of leaving her teaching and coaching career to go into full time ministry.

Dr. Dee shares some of the obstacles she had to overcome.

Dr. Dee shares with us her heart for missions and gives some insights about a missions trip she recently completed in Peru and Columbia.

Dr. Dee explains how she uses seminar, mission work, workshops, etc. – not only to provide services to pastors – but in an effort to impact players she has a chance to interact with.

Do consider your work as one that makes disciples?  How does discipleship training work through your ministry?

One of the areas you are very familiar with, unfortunately, is grief…you have a section on your website called, “Grieving the Death of a Dream.”  Tell us about that…

 Dr. Dee has written several books, “Experiencing Grace: One Woman’s Year Long Journey with God After the Death of Her Mother” and “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inside Basketball Edition” and “21st Century Leadership” – and some others….and she explains what 21st Century Leadership means and what she sees we need to do as we go into the 21st Century.

 

THE LIGHTENING ROUND:

What major project are you working on right now?

What was the number one thing that held you back after accepting your call into ministry?

What was the best piece of advice you received concerning your call into ministry?

Besides the Bible, what book are you reading right now?

What is your favorite ministry program on TV?

How can we know there is a hell?

How can you know for sure you are saved?

Last Question: If your life and ministry was a dream, but God allowed you to keep all the memories and experiences, what would you differently and why?

 

RESOURCES

Website:  www.deestokes.org

Books:

“Experiencing Grace: One Woman’s Year Long Journey with God After the Death of Her Mother” - http://amzn.to/2iWuSEh

“Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inside Basketball Edition” - http://amzn.to/2vFp8ot

"Cultural Intelligence, Transformational Leadership, & Burnout: The 21st Century Leader's Playbook for Understanding the Relationship Between CQ, TL, & Burnout" - http://amzn.to/2iVOx7y

JUST RELEASED:

Break the Box - A Message of Hope and Inspiration - Volume 1http://amzn.to/2vFBe0J

Break the Box - A Message of Hope and Inspiration - Volume 2http://amzn.to/2x5sgdE

 

I HIGHLY encourage you to go to Dr. Dee’s website at www.deestokes.org and look around – and ORDER one or more of her books…reach out to her…she will answer you…she’s not one of those pastoral types that ignores their email…and, like I said – ORDER HER BOOKS!  Amen.

 

 

 

 

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Episode 61 Women in Ministry, Missions and Discipleship - Dee Stokes pt 1

September 4th, 2017

Episode 61 - Show Notes for Dee Stokes Interview - pt 1

 

Today on the program, I want to introduce you to a woman who has the heart of God – FOR God’s People…and she has done it all…amen.  DOCTOR DEE STOKES is a retired professor AND basketball coach on the college level…I’ll let her tell you a bit about that….I think that is just awesome!  But after 18 years of basketball she decided to get into the BIG GAME of winning souls and guiding people to the cross…amen!

 WELCOME - Dr. Dee Stokes to the program.

 WHO is Dr. Dee Stokes!

 Dr. Dee shares some of the problems she faced in making the decision of leaving her teaching and coaching career to go into full time ministry.

 Dr. Dee shares some of the obstacles she had to overcome.

Dr. Dee shares with us her heart for missions and gives some insights about a missions trip she recently completed in Peru and Columbia.

 Dr. Dee explains how she uses seminar, mission work, workshops, etc. – not only to provide services to pastors – but in an effort to impact players she has a chance to interact with.

 Do consider your work as one that makes disciples?  How does discipleship training work through your ministry?

 One of the areas you are very familiar with, unfortunately, is grief…you have a section on your website called, “Grieving the Death of a Dream.”  Tell us about that…

 Dr. Dee has written several books, “Experiencing Grace: One Woman’s Year Long Journey with God After the Death of Her Mother” and “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inside Basketball Edition” – “21st Century Leadership” – and some others….and she explains what 21st Century Leadership means and what she sees we need to do as we go into the 21st Century.

 RESOURCES

Websitewww.deestokes.org

Books:

"Experiencing Grace: One Woman's Year Long Journey with God After the Death of Her Mother"http://amzn.to/2iWuSEh

 “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inside Basketball Edition - http://amzn.to/2vFp8ot

"Cultural Intelligence, Transformational Leadership, & Burnout: The 21st Century Leader's Playbook for Understanding the Relationship Between CQ, TL, & Burnout" - http://amzn.to/2iVOx7y

JUST RELEASED:

Break the Box - A Message of Hope and Inspiration - Volume 1 - http://amzn.to/2vFBe0J

Break the Box - A Message of Hope and Inspiration - Volume 2 - http://amzn.to/2x5sgdE

 

I HIGHLY encourage you to go to Dr. Dee’s website at www.deestokes.org and look around – and ORDER one or more of her books…reach out to her…she will answer you…she’s not one of those pastoral types that ignores their email…and, like I said – ORDER HER BOOKS!  Amen.

 

 

 

 

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Episode 60 - Beyond Any Mask - What Kind of Godly Character Are You - Show Notes for David Hamil Interview

September 1st, 2017

Episode 60 - Show Notes for David Hamil Interview

 

Today, I want to introduce to you a book that is just now being published!  That’s right folks…we are part of the BIG ROLLOUT for a book dealing with Godly Character and YOU!  This is going to be a great interview with the author of “Beyond Any Mask: What Kind of Godly Character Are You?”

David Hamil provides us with his background…

David explains what brought him to the place that you felt you had to write this book?

This is such an interesting title, “Beyond the Mask: What Kind of Godly Character Are You?”  Why did you choose that title?

Tell us a little bit about the book, “Beyond Any Mask?”

Who is this book written for…i.e. who should be reading it?

Why is God concerned about what type of Character a person has…isn’t He just concerned with our Salvation?

What will the average reader gain from reading your book?

What type of ministry would be interested in your book? 

 Is it directed towards, teen, young adults, older Christians…what?

Is this book just an e-book or will it be in paperback or hardcover form?

What related ministry services will you and your wife, Marina, be offering Churches and other ministry organizations?

 RESOURCES:

Email: www.davidandmarina1983@gmail.com

Book on Amazon:  Beyond Any Mask: What Kind of Godly Character Are You

David’s Author Page on Amazon:  https://smile.amazon.com/David-Hamil/e/B0731SJ15Q

 

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Episode 59 Show Notes for Don Harris Interview pt 4

August 30th, 2017

Episode 59 Show Notes for Don Harris Interview pt 4

Think Red Ink Ministries

 Welcome and Introduction of our good friend, Don Harris with “Think Red Ink Ministries”

 Background and discussion of what it means to preach about “Red Ink” and how some interpret that.

Christian Patriotism…

Are we “Free in Christ” – then how can we be “Slaves of Christ?”

Don discusses the correlation between “Slavery” and the current “Employee – Employer” relationship…

 Every time God’s people (Israel) turned against God, He allowed them to go into “captivity” and become slaves…

 We, as a people, need to stop watching so much television and get back into the Word of God…

 Don discusses how “Progressivism” becoming the “new denomination” in this nation…

 “Blue Laws” were in force just 30 years ago…and was a better way of life in this nation…

 RESOURCES:

www.thinkredink.com

 

Email:  don@thinkredink.com

 

Don’s TV Program can be viewed on www.KAZQ32.org   and on www.Thinkredink.tv

 

You can view Don’s Live programs on his website: 6am MT Monday-Friday and 9am MT on Sunday

 

Book: “Questions of Jesus”

 

 

 

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Episode 58 Show Notes for Don Harris Interview pt 3

August 28th, 2017

Episode 58 Show Notes for Don Harris Interview pt 3

Think Red Ink Ministries

 

Welcome and Introduction of our good friend, Don Harris with “Think Red Ink Ministries”

Background and discussion of what it means to preach about “Red Ink” and how some interpret that.

The Words of Jesus are “Spirit and Life…”

Some denominations have a misconception that the Words of Jesus must be “tempered” with the Words of Paul…

One of the most precious promises of Jesus was that He would send “The Holy Spirit to lead you and guide you into all truth.”

Don discusses how he views “The Bible is not the Word of God…”  Although he agrees that the Bible says “Jesus is the Word made flesh…”

 The Word of God is actually the Promise of God that He would send the Holy Spirit…it is ALIVE and POWERFUL…God speaking to His children…

Don discusses his new television program… “Think Red Ink Ministries Presents”

Don’s TV Program can be viewed on www.KAZQ32.org   and on www.Thinkredink.tv

You can view Don’s Live programs on his website: 6am MT Monday-Friday and 9am MT on Sunday

Don discusses his broadcast on Short Wave Radio

RESOURCES:

www.thinkredink.com

Book: “Questions of Jesus” 

 

 

 

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57 Daniel - The Age of Discovery - Peter Pactor Interview

August 25th, 2017

Episode 57 Show Notes for Peter Pactor Interview

Introduction of Peter PACTOR, who is an author of a book called “Daniel: Age of Discovery” – and some other books that we will talk about.  Peter was an educator of 50 years…just recently retiring in 2016. Although retired from teaching in the classroom, he still wanted to teach…

He is a professional story teller and speaker for the last 35 years’ he is using books to get his stories out to the masses as well as public speaking when invited.

Peter fills in the blanks for us…telling us WHO IS, Peter PACTOR!

I have read, “Daniel, the age of discover” and found it absolutely riveting. We have talked about that off air. It is really – I mean REALLY – a good book (and I believe you, our listeners) need to buy and read it and pass it among family and friends…it really is a great book!

Daniel: Age of Discovery

            Set in 1928

            Discussion on character development

            Daniel was the child of rich, over protective parents

                        Isolated with no friends

                        Very little interaction with parents

                        Raised by governors and governesses

                        Becomes manipulative towards authority figures

            His father sends him to a boarding school at age 12

            He finds out he is academically smarter than all the kids and most adults at school

            But he also discovers he has no social skills

Peter discusses why he wrote this book (and the sequels)

Discussion of why kids cannot use their imagination today (like children growing up in the past)

Discussion on the background and the research in writing these books

 Discussion of the target audience for these books.

 Discussion of the “Academic Success Center” that Peter had founded (to help his kids academically – all of whom were adopted – and it grew from there)

RESOURCES:

www.peterpactor.net

 

Daniel: Age of Discovery (Amazon order link)

Daniel: Age of Anxiety (Amazon order link)

Thoughts to Hold Onto Book (Amazon order link)

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56 Overcoming ADHD - Melissa Hood pt 2

August 23rd, 2017

Episode 56 Show Notes for Melissa Hood Interview 2

 

On the line – all the way from wonderful ROUND ROCK, TX – oh how I miss that area…help me welcome back to the program, Missy Hood.  Let me tell you what this woman has gone through…and you will see why I wanted her to talk with us today…

Missy lost 40 jobs in 15 years. That is just the beginning…you might wonder what makes someone so special about losing that many jobs…well, let me explain… Missy Hood has suffered from and struggled to overcome, ADHD.  She was diagnosed with a severe case of ADHD and Dyslexia. In 1993 Missy triumphed over her condition - and has gone on to achieve great things with her life… and she wants to inspire others to do the same.

 Upon completing her own research study at Texas State University, she decided that sharing her own life story in an autobiography would assist others dealing with the same disorder. Her Book "Memoirs of an ADHD Mind: God was a Genius in the Way He Made Me"  comes at the topic of ADHD with understanding and Christian love. Inspired by revelation that God made her perfectly, Missy penned Memoirs of an ADHD Mind so that others can see that they too are perfect and ripe with potential.

Today Missy is enrolled in Concordia University’s Education Doctorate Program as she pursues her passion for teaching others in the field of Transformational Leadership. Why is this significant?  Now listen to this…Only 1.2% of students with ADHD will EVER attain a Ph.D.   And she is on her way to beating those statistics!  Amen!

With spiritual help and coping skills, Missy has learned about the power of prayer (minus the meds) and using coping skills to overcome ADHD.

 Today, Missy lives in Round Rock, TX, and she continues to counsel and raise up those deemed “less likely to succeed.” 

 Now, last time, Missy, we discussed your brand: “Tame Your BrainO”…and if anyone has not heard Missy’s interview from last time, please go back and listen to the program on Episode 55…Glory to God.

 Missy, today I want to go a little more in-depth on the subject of ADHD.  I mean, you are getting a doctorate in this…you’ve lived it…you should be able to explain things to us that nobody else can…amen!

Are schools, public and private, are they beginning to embrace ADHD training and curriculum?

I know, just as few as maybe 5 or 10 years ago, they would just give the child medication and “dope him up” so they could control ADHD.  Just make the kid a walking vegetable – what do they do now?

Is it possible, in this day and age, that someone with undiagnosed ADHD to slip through the cracks of the school system and graduate – but be unable to succeed in society?

What advice can you give someone that HAS ADHD or has a CHILD that has ADHD?

As we get ready to close, Melissa has a book, “Memoirs of an ADHD Mind: God was a genius in the way he made me.”

If you or someone you know suffers from ADHD, this would be a very good resource to get into their hands.  Let them know they are not suffering alone. Let them know that God cares for them and will help them to overcome this problem. Let them know about Missy, who has gone through it and can relate to them and encourage them.

 

 

RESOURCES:

 

Book:  Memoirs of an ADHD Mind: God Was A Genius in the Way He Made You

 

Website: www.missyhood.com

 

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