Christian Devotions Speak Up! is an outreach of Christian Devotions Ministry. Each week host, Scott McCausey, interviews Christian leaders, sports figures, authors, pastors, agents, missionaries and media personalities who are making a difference in the kingdom of God. Scott keeps Christian Devotions Speak Up! on top of and in touch with current issues that Christians face daily, making the show not only enjoyable but informative. It is a blog talk radio show that airs every Tuesday night at 6p.m.

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Proverbs 31:8



Monday, December 8, 2014

This Week's Show ~ Clayton Jennings

Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!
December 9
Proclaiming the Good News
Clayton Jennings

6:00 p.m. EST

Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! with film icon—and a man who proclaims the good news of Jesus Christ wherever he goes—Clayton Jennings.


Clayton Jennings grew up in the church. The son of a preacher, Jennings has been involved in Harbour Shores Church’s annual Behold the Lamb production for most of his life. “It was spearheaded by my mom and all about telling the story of Jesus and his life. I had lots of roles growing up—young Jesus, Isaac, Roman soldier …” Jennings says when he was younger, the production was “just a play.” He goes on to say, “I had a lot of fun bonding with the church. Now it means so much more. All of a sudden, it was telling other people about this Lord we follow. It became a mission, not a performance.”
 
At age twenty-five, Jennings has written two published novels and written, funded, produced, filmed, directed, edited, and starred in a full-length feature film. “I’ve had a midlife crisis the last four years,” he jokes. “I have a sense of urgency. You don’t know how much time you have left. God gave me a huge opportunity and great people around me. I don’t have any excuse not to work hard.”

The most difficult challenge came in 2011 when Jennings had an epiphany while driving to acting class. During his senior year at IUPUI, Jennings spent the days as a student and his evenings writing the script. He then emptied his entire savings account to buy camera equipment and fund Strayland, which premiered at Harbor Shores on January 20, 2012, to a standing-room-only crowd of more than 1,200 people. “It all came back and then some through donations and DVD sales at the premiere,” Jennings said. “We shot sixty-two scenes in thirty-eight days, and I lost fifteen pounds doing it. It was the coolest summer of my life.”

On his website, www.claytonjennings.com, Jennings has posted twenty-five short films about skits and spoken-word poems, in addition to information about his novels and Strayland.

If you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us.

2014 Schedule
December 16 - Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sarah Sundin, Christmas Authors
December 22 – Speak UP Best of Christmas Special
December 30 – Speak UP Best of 2014

Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Last Week's Show ~ Jean Watson and John Schlitt

Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!
December 2
Christmas Singers
Jean Watson &
John Schlitt

6:00 p.m. EST

Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! with a Christmas caroling doubleheader featuring Jean Watson and John Schlitt from Petra Praise.

A classically trained singer and violinist, Jean Watson delved into the Christian recording world as a singer/songwriter in 2003. Since that time, her voice and testimony of God's grace and healing have touched thousands of lives around the world. The power of Jean's message comes out of her unique ability to minister and perform with a balance of musical excellence and childlike transparency. God uses Jean to break barriers of the heart through her willingness to share the story of her own weakness and healing. Hearing Jean sing and speak brings an infusion of faith in the love and power of God. Her passion for God is absolutely contagious!

A consummate singer, songwriter, arranger, and violinist, Jean insists on excellence in everything she does. She has recorded six albums to date including her latest CD, Christmas ... Not the Way It Seems, featuring Grammy nominated producer Billy Smiley and guitar virtuoso Phil Keaggy.

John Schlitt began singing when he was just five years old, performing the leads in recitals and plays
in his school. By the time he was thirteen, he was in the unforgettably titled band Vinegar Hills Hometown Band Something Different – being paid twenty-five bucks as lead singer. It soon became clear that a career in music was in John’s future.
Fast forward six years … and John Schlitt officially joined Petra in 1986, bringing with him his amazing vocal range and abilities that made him a legend with Head East. While John is arguably one of the most powerful vocalists around, his mightiest cry is the cry of his heart. Whether onstage or up close and personal, John’s voice is one of a truly changed soul. And his music is and always will be a reflection of God’s love and redeeming power.

If you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us.

2014 Schedule
December 9 – Christian Producer Clayton Jennings
December 16 - Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sarah Sundin, Christmas Authors
December 22 – Speak UP Best of Christmas Special
Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tonight's Show! ~ Carol Stratton and Amy L. Sullivan

Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!
November 25
LPC Authors
Carol Stratton & Amy Sullivan
6:00 p.m. EST

Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! with an author doubleheader featuring Carol Stratton and Amy Sullivan.

Carol Stratton has written for several publications, including InTouch magazine and Kyria. She is a contributing writer for Forsyth Woman magazine and has been published in two anthologies, Writing so Heaven Will be Different and Extraordinary Answers to Prayers. She speaks to women's groups such as MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), and at national writers’ conferences. She attended Capenwray Bible School in New Zealand. Carol and her husband live in North Carolina and have four children and two grandchildren. Her website, www.ChangingZipCodes.com, helps women who are relocating.

Carol’s newest book is a contemporary Christian romance called Lake Surrender. You can find it through Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lake-Surrender-Carol-Grace-Stratton/dp/1941103227.

For the past two years, Amy L. Sullivan looked harder, loved stronger, and discovered more by fixing Transformation Village, a new housing development for women, children, and families in crisis in Western North Carolina. http://www.amazon.com/When-More-Not-Enough-Giving/dp/1941103243.
her gaze on something other than the person staring back at her in the mirror. Amy writes for oodles of print and online publications and loves speaking with groups of any size. Connect with her online at www.AmyLSullivan.com. A portion of the proceeds from her new book When More is Not Enough, will benefit

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2014 Schedule
December 2 – Recording Artists Jean Watson & John Schlitt
December 9 – Christian Producer Clayton Jennings
December 16 - Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman & Sarah Sundin, Christmas Authors
Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tonight's Show ~ Rob Peabody

Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!
November 18
Author & Minister of the Word
Rob Peabody

6:00 p.m. EST

Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when Rob Peabody joins to share his ministry called the Awaken Movement, as well as his new book, Citizen.


Rob Peabody serves as the co-founder and director of Awaken, a non-profit charity that exists to resource the church for action. In 2011, Rob, along with his wife Medea and their two boys, left his position as lead campus pastor of a megachurch in Texas to pioneer and lead fresh expressions of church seeking to engage unreached twenties and thirties in northeast London.

This work is commissioned by the International Mission Board of the SBC and in partnership with the Church of England. Rob currently serves as a missional consultant for multiple church networks in the UK, is a member of the Speaking Team at Spring Harvest, and is charged with casting vision and leading a new upcoming national UK eighteen to thirties conference—The Pursuit—taking place May 2015.


Beyond speaking at conferences in the US and UK, Rob has also written a small group film series entitled Kingdom Rise, released March 2013. Discover his book and ministry here: http://www.awakenmovement.com.

If you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us.

2014 Schedule
November 25 – LPC Authors Carol Stratton & Amy Sullivan
December 2 – Recording Artists Jean Watson & John Schlitt
December 9 – Christian Producer Clayton Jennings
Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!
November 4
Veteran’s Day Special
Retired Navy Seal - Mike Day

6:00 p.m. EST
Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as Mike Day shares his heart-gripping story of coming to Jesus while being shot twenty-seven times.

Mike Day served over twenty-one years on the SEAL Teams, leading his men into battle. On his final mission in Iraq, Mike's team stacked behind him as he led them into a twelve-by-twelve-foot room of a building suspected of housing a group of deadly Al Qaeda insurgents. Mike was shot twenty-seven times and suffered shrapnel wounds from a grenade that detonated within a few feet of where he was standing. Mike reflected on the incident some seven years later: “It was a miracle that I survived; it's still hard to believe!” He spent a year recovering from his wounds. “The military did an outstanding job of treating my physical wounds; however, the neurological and emotional wounds were more difficult to diagnose and treat.”


Although Mike retired from the Navy in 2010, he continues to lead fellow warriors as a full-time case manager and care advocate. Mike inspires those who may be reluctant to seek assistance with PTSD and/or TBI, through his willingness to speak openly about how to effectively recognize and manage symptoms. He also works to provide his fellow wounded warriors with access to customized brain injury treatment programs that offer a non-pharmacological approach to treating TBI and other neurological issues. “While I am grateful for the VA, there are several organizations that are revolutionizing the treatment of brain injuries; one of them is the Carrick Brain Center.” Current estimates suggest that as many as 300,000 former and current service members have some degree of brain injury. Discover more about the Carrick Brain Center here: http://carrickbraincenters.com.

To help Mike raise funds for the care and treatment of wounded warriors and dependent children whohttps://www.crowdrise.com/mikedaystrichallenge/fundraiser/mikeday.
have suffered severe brain injuries, check out this link:

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2014 Schedule
November 18 – Rob Peabody, Author
November 25 – LPC Authors: Carol Stratton & Amy Sullivan
December 2 – Recording Artists Jean Watson & John Schlitt
Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

This Week's Show ~ Edie Melson

Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!
November 4
Author & Social Media Expert
Edie Melson

6:00 p.m. EST

Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when host Scott McCausey tests his social media skills with all-star author, Edie Melson.

Edie Melson is a leading professional in the writing industry. She’s a sought-after writing instructor, and her heart to help others define and reach their dreams has connected her with writers all over the country. She’s the co-director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, as well as a popular faculty member at numerous others.
Edie is a prolific writer, publishing thousands of articles over the years, and has a popular writing blog, The Write Conversation. She is the Senior Editor for Novel Rocket and the Social Media Mentor for My Book Therapy, as well as the Social Media Director for Southern Writers Magazine.


In keeping up with the leading edge of all things digital, Edie has become known as one of the go-to experts on Twitter, Facebook, and all forms of social media for writers wanting to learn how to plug in. Her bestselling eBook on this subject has recently been updated, expanded, and re-released as Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers.

Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home When Your Soldier Leaves for Battle, is Edie’s heart project. This devotional book for those with family members in the military debuted on Veterans Day, 2011. She's also the Military Family Blogger at While They Serve on www.Guideposts.org.

Edie is a member of numerous civic and professional organizations, including Blue Star Mothers, the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, The Christian Pen, and American Christian Fiction Writers. Connect with her through Twitter or Facebook.

If you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us.

2014 Schedule
November 11 – Mike Day, Navy Seal Veteran
November 18 – Rob Peabody, Author
November 25 – LPC Authors: Carol Stratton & Amy Sullivan

Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Don Moen Show

Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!
October 28
Recording Artist & Worship Leader
Don Moen

6:00 p.m. EST

Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when host Scott McCausey welcomes renown Christian recording artist, Don Moen.

Ask Don Moen what he does, and the answer might surprise you. He won’t say he’s a songwriter, even though he’s written more than 100 songs. He won’t say he’s a worship leader, even though he’s led worship on every continent but Antarctica and recorded numerous albums. He won’t say he’s a businessman or producer, even though he has produced and directed hundreds of successful projects. If you ask Don Moen why God put him on this planet, he’ll tell you, “To be an architect who designs products and events that help people experience God’s presence in a new and fresh way.” And in more than three decades of ministry, he’s had lots of opportunity to fulfill that purpose. His discography reflects his passion to create resources for the church that lead people into an honest and intimate relationship with the Lord.

Don has also received a Dove Award for his work on the musical God With Us and has received multiple Dove Award nominations for his songs, CDs, and choral resources. In addition to his writing and recording, Don makes time to tour domestically and abroad, and has performed with artists such as Chris Tomlin, Twila Paris, Sara Groves, and Paul Baloche, to name a few.

Don is as popular overseas as he is at home in the U.S. His travels for concerts and seminars have taken him to Ghana, South Africa, Singapore, the Philippines, South Korea, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Guatemala, Honduras, and elsewhere. Today, Don is President of Don Moen Productions in Nashville, Tennessee, where he resides with his wife Laura and five children.

If you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us.

2014 Schedule
November 4 – Edie Melson, Social Media Expert & Author
November 11 – Surprise Guest
November 18 – Rob Peabody, Author
Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Melody Green Show

Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!
October 21
Author & Speaker
Melody Green

6:00 p.m. EST


Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when host Scott McCausey brings on the wife of the late Keith Green to discuss the continuing ministry she and her husband started, Last Days Ministry.

Melody is probably most loved for the songs she’s written.  “There Is a Redeemer” is found in church hymn books around the world, and reports of it being sung in villages in Africa and Asia are plentiful. She has also composed many other standards including, “Make My Life a Prayer To You”, “You Are The One,” “Rushing Wind,” and “The Lord Is My Shepherd.”
Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! October 21 Author & Speaker Melody Green 6:00 p.m. EST Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when host Scott McCausey brings on the wife of the late Keith Green to discuss the continuing ministry she and her husband started, Last Days Ministry. Melody is probably most loved for the songs she’s written. “There Is a Redeemer” is found in church hymn books around the world, and reports of it being sung in villages in Africa and Asia are plentiful. She has also composed many other standards including, “Make My Life a Prayer To You”, “You Are The One,” “Rushing Wind,” and “The Lord Is My Shepherd.” Melody’s life is an adventure that just keeps unfolding. Besides writing songs, she is also known internationally as an author and a minister. She is fearless when it comes to tackling difficult issues and bold in her travels. She has been to over thirty nations to speak at retreats, conferences, and church services, as well as ministering to men and women in prisons, refugee camps, remote villages, leper colonies, underground churches, and those living in war zones. Her best-selling book, No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green, has become a must-read classic, translated into numerous languages. To learn more about Melody, her book and ministry, visit www.lastdaysministries.org. If you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us. 2014 Schedule October 28 – Don Moen, Author November 4 – Edie Melson, Social Media Expert & Author Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Listening is easy! Here’s How: The following link will take you straight to the Blog Talk Radio media player. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/christian-devotions/2014/10/21/christian-devotions-speak-up-with-melody-green Click play on the media player shown and turn up your speakers! Receive the show each week by subscribing the Stitcher App at the top of the page.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!
October 7
Author
Allison Flexer

6:00 p.m. EST


Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as host Scott McCausey shares a fulfilled dream of his guest and Boot Camp graduate, Allison K. Flexer.

Allison Flexer is passionate about encouraging single women in their journey of faith and communicating the love of God to others. As a single woman, she fought her share of lies and learned to replace them with God’s truth. Allison’s first book, Truth, Lies, and the Single Woman: Dispelling 10 Common Myths (Beacon Hill Press), is designed to combat common lies that destroy the joy and confidence of single women. As each myth is dispelled with truth from God’s word, readers are challenged to deepen their faith while accepting their value as beloved children of God.

Allison was a contributing writer for Devotional Ventures (Regal Books, 2006), and a contributing writer for Fulfilled: The NIV Devotional Bible for the Single Woman (Zondervan, 2014). She has also published articles in the Wesleyan Publishing House periodical, VISTA: Journal for Holy Living, and on Crosswalk.com.

At the age of thirty-eight, Allison was thrilled to experience answered prayers and long-held dreams coming true as she married the love of her life in November 2013. She and Michael grew up in the same hometown and lived a few houses apart on the same street. Michael and Allison now make their home in Nashville, Tennessee.

If you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us.

2010 Schedule
October 14 – LPC Author J.R. Duren & Sandra Hart
October 21 – Melody Green, Last Days Ministries
October 28 – Don Moen, Author
Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Monday, September 22, 2014

This Week's Show ~ Kevin McAteer and Jane Hampton Cook

LP logoChristian Devotions SPEAK UP! September 23 6:00 p.m. EST Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolina’s Authors Kevin McAteer and Jane Hampton Cook. Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as two LPC authors join Scott to talk about their newest books and testimony to Christ.
  KevinKevin B. McAteer, originally from Philadelphia, PA., earned his B. S. from Mercyhurst College. After graduating, Kevin worked at Marriott International throughout the Mid-West, eventually returning to Philadelphia as General Manager for several Marriott Branded Hotels.
daddy Kevin met Pamela Jenks in Philadelphia, and within a few years they were married. Kevin was promoted to VP of Sales and Marketing for Concord Hospitality, and he and Pamela (along with their three young children) relocated to Raleigh, N.C. In April 2006, just a few short months after moving to Raleigh, Pamela was diagnosed with Leukemia, and their lives were changed forever. In the midst of tragedy, Kevin led three young children through a life-altering loss, while learning the resilience to love again. On Christmas Eve 2012, Kevin committed to a lifetime of love when he and Shayna were married—blending a beautiful family of six kids: Mason, Christopher, Mia, Amanda, Madison, and Kevin Patrick. Today, Kevin continues to lead Concord Hospitality’s sales and marketing efforts, and enjoys the blessings of raising his family in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is also the author of Daddy, Can You Make Me Pancakes?
jcJane Hampton Cook is a media commentator and guest on national TV news and radio outlets, including the Fox News Channel and others. She is the author of eight books. Her Pulitzer-nominated book, American Phoenix, reveals the story of down-on-his luck politician, John Quincy Adams, his wife Louisa, and the international side of the War of 1812. Her latest, America's Star-Spangled Story: Celebrating 200 years of the National Anthem, is also drawing national acclaim. Learn more about Jane at: www.janecook.com.star

If you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us. 2014 Schedule September 30 – Burgess Jenkins, Actor October 7 – Allison Flexer, Author October 14 – LPC Author J.R. Duren October 21 – Melody Green, Last Days Ministries   Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Listening is easy! Here’s How: The following link will take you straight to the Blog Talk Radio media player Kevin Mcateer and Jane Hampton Cook.  Click play on the media player shown and turn up your speakers! Receive the show each week by subscribing the Stitcher App at the top of the page.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tonight's Show ~ Torry Martin

TorryMartinChristian Devotions SPEAK UP! September 16 6:00 p.m. EST Comedian & Writer Torry Martin Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as laughter and an encouraging testimony take center stage as Scott interviews Torry Martin. Although Martin has a long list of accomplishments as an actor, author, storyteller, and a stand-up comedian, he prefers to use his gifts for laughter, writing, and entertaining to bring serious messages to audiences through the softening blows of humor. After telling a typical “Torry Story” revolving around his own blundering and misfortune, Martin pulls in the spiritual lesson in a sometimes subtle way. “If I can keep them laughing while they’re learning, it doesn’t hurt their brains as much.” Martin was a stand-up comic and actor in Los Angeles before he became a Christian. After finding the Lord, Martin moved to Alaska and lived in a remote cabin with a friend who was studying for ministry. He gave up acting and comedy for two years and studied the Bible while becoming grounded in his faith. After being encouraged by some friends at his church, Torry began writing comedy sketches which he entered into the national competition sponsored by the Gospel Music Association called Christian Artists, now called Seminar in the Rockies. He won the grand prize two years in a row and now returns annually as an instructor. Martin has written for Adventures in Odyssey, a children’s radio series produced by Focus on the Family. For this self-proclaimed “hippie-for-the-Holy-One,” the melding of talent and faith has also resulted in the release of several books, including Under the Circumstances, and What a Character. Both are collections of comedy sketches about Christian life. If you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us. 2014 Schedule September 23 – Authors Kevin McAteer & Jane Cook September 30 – Best Musicians Show October 7 – Allison Flexer, Author Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EasternListening is easy! Here’s How: The following link will take you straight to the Blog Talk Radio media player. Torry Martin Click play on the media player shown and turn up your speakers! Receive the show each week by subscribing the Stitcher App at the top of the page.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tonight's Show! ~ Sharon Leaf

SharonChristian Devotions SPEAK UP! September 2 6:00 p.m. EST Author Sharon Leaf Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!when Scott brings in world traveler and author Sharon Leaf. Sharon Leaf is the author of Lady and the Sea, a novel based on her adventures as a volunteer aboard WWII ship MS Restoration in the 1990s, secured for a hazardous mission to rescue Russian Jews from Sochi, Russia to Haifa, Israel. Born in South Carolina and raised in Southern California, since turning forty Sharon has traveled to over eighteen countries, lived in Sweden for a year while attending an international Bible College, and traveled to sixteen cities on the Trans-Siberian Railway. At the age of sixty she received a degree in theology, proving that it is never too late to fulfill another dream. Sharon and her husband now enjoy their southern lifestyle in South Carolina.
Lady and the Sea


If you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us. 2014 Schedule September 9 – Zena Dell Lowe, Writer/Producer/Director Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EasternIf you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us.Listening is easy! Here’s How: The following link will take you straight to the Blog Talk Radio media player. Sharon Leaf Click play on the media player shown and turn up your speakers! Receive the show each week by subscribing the Stitcher App at the top of the page.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tonight's Show ~ Deborah Sprinkle and Kendra Armstrong and Elaine Cooper

1032b122-f958-4330-906f-93ba6d75bebb_speak_up_logo_finalChristian Devotions SPEAK UP! August 26 6:00 p.m. EST Authors Deborah Sprinkle, Kendra Armstrong and Elaine Cooper Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!as Scott welcomes three Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas authors.
  DebbieSprinkleOriginally from St. Louis, Deborah Sprinkle received her Bachelor Degree in chemistry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1971. She worked as a research chemist for many years at both St. Louis University Medical School and Washington University Medical School. In 1991, she and her family moved to Memphis, where she completed her teaching certification at what was then called Memphis State. Deborah taught chemistry for ten years at a private Catholic girls' school in Memphis before retiring.
 KendraArmstrong Kendra Armstrong is an attorney, writer, speaker, patriotic American, and proud mother with a passion for seeking and teaching God's perspective on political and social issues, and using that knowledge to change her world for Christ. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Rhodes College, her Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Memphis, and her Juris Doctor from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis. Exploring the Faith of America’s Presidents was skillfully co-written by both Kendra and Deborah.
 
  deerElaine Marie Cooper is the author of The Road to Deer Run, The Promise of Deer Run, and The Legacy of Deer Run. Her passions are her family, her faith in Christ, and the history of the American Revolution, a frequent subject of her historical fiction. Her latest book, Fields of the Fatherless, explores more of this passion. She grew up in Massachusetts, the setting for many of her novels.   If you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us.   2014 Schedule September 2 – Sharon Leaf, Author September 9 – Zena Dell Lowe, Writer/Producer/Director Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EasternIf you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us.Listening is easy! Here’s How: The following link will take you straight to the Blog Talk Radio media player. Kendra Armstrong Deborah Sprinkle and Elaine Cooper Click play on the media player shown and turn up your speakers! Receive the show each week by subscribing the Stitcher App at the top of the page.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tonight's Show ~ Sarah Loudin Thomas

sarahChristian Devotions SPEAK UP! August 12 6:00 p.m. EST Author Sarah Loudin Thomas Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!when Scott brings in a Boot Camp graduate with an exciting new book, Sarah Loudin Thomas. Sarah Loudin Thomas grew up on a 100-acre farm in French Creek, WV, the seventh generation to live there. Her Christian fiction is set in West Virginia and celebrates the people, the land, and the heritage of Appalachia. Her first novel, Miracle in a Dry Season, releases August 2014. Married, with one dog, she now lives in Western North Carolina, which is almost as beautiful as West Virginia. She is a fund-raiser for a children's ministry who has also published freelance writing for Mountain Homes Southern Style and Now & Then magazines, as well as The Asheville Citizen-Times and The Journey Christian Newspaper. She holds a bachelor's in English from Coastal Carolina University. Sarah is represented by Wendy Lawton of Books & Such Literary Agency. You can visit her at www.SarahLoudinThomas.com.
If you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us. 2014 Schedule August 19 – Linnette Mullin, Award Winning Author & Andrew Peterson, Author and Acclaimed Christian Recording Artist August 26 – Elaine Cooper, Author & Deb Armstrong, Author September 2 – Sharon Leaf, Author Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern If you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us.Listening is easy! Here’s How: The following link will take you straight to the Blog Talk Radio media player. Sarah Loudin Thomas Click play on the media player shown and turn up your speakers! Receive the show each week by subscribing the Stitcher App at the top of the page.

Monday, July 28, 2014

This Week's Show! Nivine Richie and Rebecca Waters

LP logo Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! July 29 6:00 p.m. EST Authors Nivine Richie & Rebecca Waters Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!when Scott interviews two authors.
  2014-03-31 06Nivine Richie is a wife, mother, and university professor. She has had the privilege of leading many ladies’ Bible studies or co-leading small groups with her husband, Pat, over the years. She is involved in women’s ministry in her local church and in the Christian faculty organization on campus. Her first book, Enduring Faith: An 8-week Devotional Study of the Book of Hebrews is published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas and is available on Amazon.

rRebecca Waters draws on her role as a wife, mother, and grandmother as well as her vast experience as an educator and researcher for her writing. She and her husband, Tom, have been married for over forty years and have three grown daughters. Her daughters are all married and mothers themselves to five precious little ones. Rebecca taught in the public school system for nineteen years, kindergarten through grade two. After receiving her doctorate from the University of Cincinnati, Rebecca taught college students seeking to be teachers at Cincinnati Christian University for the next fourteen years. Rebecca’s first novel, Breathing on Her Own, was released on March 24, 2014 by Lighthouse of the Carolinas. It is available on Amazon.com in both print and Kindle versions and is also available through Barnes & Noble.
 If you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us.
  2014 Schedule
  August 5 – Musician Rick Waites & Gospel Group Justified
  August 12 – Sarah Loudin Thomas, Author
  August 19 – Linnette Mullin, Award Winning Author & Andrew Peterson, Author and Acclaimed Christian Recording Artist
  August 26 – Elaine Cooper, Author & Deb Armstrong, Author
  Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Listening is easy! Here’s How: The following link will take you straight to the Blog Talk Radio media player. Nivine Richie and Rebecca Waters Click play on the media player shown and turn up your speakers! Receive the show each week by subscribing the Stitcher App at the top of the page.

Monday, July 21, 2014

This Week's Show ~ Linda Gilden and Frances Pasch

LP logoChristian Devotions SPEAK UP! July 22 6:00 p.m. EST Authors Linda Gilden & Frances Pasch Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!when Scott interviews two authors.
  LGLinda Gilden loves to share a great story and help you share your great stories. A frequent radio and television guest, Linda’s words of encouragement help you grasp the tools you need to make your writing and publishing dreams come true. A wife, mother of three, mother-in-law of two, and grandmother of four children and two dogs, Linda has many wonderful sources for writing and speaking material. Her greatest joy is spending time with her family. See more at: http://www.lindagilden.com/about/#sthash.zvTEZGek.dpuf. Frances Gregory Pasch's devotions and poetry have been published hundreds of times over the past thirty years in different denominational Sunday school papers, magazines, and book compilations. Her book, Double Vision, Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry was released December 12, 2013 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. It is a double eye-opener—two ways of looking at the same spiritual truth. Frances enjoys encouraging other writers, and she has been leading a women's Christian writers' group for the past twenty-two years. You can read some of her writing on her website: www.francesgregorypasch.com.Fran If you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us. 2014 Schedule July 29 – Authors Nivine Richie & Rebecca Waters August 5 – Musician Rick Waites & Gospel Group Justified   Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EasternListening is easy! Here’s How: The following link will take you straight to the Blog Talk Radio media player. Linda Gilden and Frances Pasch Click play on the media player shown and turn up your speakers! Receive the show each week by subscribing the Stitcher App at the top of the page.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Next Week's Show ~ Steve and the Dobyns' Girls and Resident Truth

  1032b122-f958-4330-906f-93ba6d75bebb_speak_up_logo_finalChristian Devotions SPEAK UP! July 15 6:00 p.m. EST Christian Bands Steve and The Dobyns' Girls & Resident Truth Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!when Scott shares a taped show from the Rock the Lake LIVE concert with two bands. photo (2)Steve Dobyns started playing the guitar fifteen years ago. His daughters were young and quickly latched on to the love of music they gleaned from their dad. Not only have the girls learned to love music, they both excelled in the Michigan Home School Music Association. Today Rachel is primarily a flautist and pianist, while Sister Anna focuses on percussion. Together, they make a great trio that leads worship in churches, camps, and concerts. Steve is the minister at the McBride Church of Christ where he and his wife Amy bless the small town and the camp (Rock Lake Christian Assembly) they call home. Resident Truth was formed in 2011 to present the hope that is found in Jesus Christ through their music. Their approach is to incorporate fresh, yet classic-original Christian music with a 1970s southern rock sound. The band members currently consist of: John Quigley, singer-songwriter-guitarist; Mike Robertson, bass guitarist: Jim Keating, keyboard/vocals; Nolan McCausey, keyboard/vocals; Ben Grulke, drums; and Sue Patrick, vocals. Their hope is to reach those outside mainstream Christian music with the goal of spreading the message of Christ's Love while still recognizing the frailty of the human condition.RT If you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us.
  2014 Schedule
  July 22 – Authors Linda Gilden & Fran Pasch
  July 29 – Authors Nivine Richie & Rebecca Waters
  August 5 – Musician Rick Waites & Gospel Group Justified
  Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Listening is easy! Here’s How: The following link will take you straight to the Blog Talk Radio media player. Steve and the Dobyns' Girls and Resident TruthClick play on the media player shown and turn up your speakers! Receive the show each week by subscribing the Stitcher App at the top of the page.

Monday, July 7, 2014

This Week's Show ~ Pam Thorson and Susan Lawrence

LP logoChristian Devotions SPEAK UP! July 8 6:00 p.m. EST Lighthouse Publishing Authors Pam Thorson & Susan Lawrence Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!as Scott welcomes Pam Thorson and Susan Lawrence. ptPam Thorson is a licensed practical nurse, author, speaker, and full-time caregiver. She pioneered in the homeschooling movement from 1982-2006 and authored her first book, Song in the Night, in 2008. Her newest book, Out from the Shadows: 31 Devotions for the Weary Caregiver (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas), pulls back the veil on the unique joys and challenges of caregiving. Pam resides with her family in the Northwest. Visit her at http://www.pamthorson.com. Susan Lawrence grew up on a small farm in the heart of Iowa. As a small child she learned to love country life, writing stories, and her Savior, Jesus Christ. A graduate of Kansas State Teacher’s College, she taught special needs children for thirty-three years before retiring to devote more time to writing, speaking, and storytelling. IMG_8914Susan has published two family devotion books, contributed to three anthologies, and written many articles for various Christian publications. Atonement for Emily Adams (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) is her first novel. Susan lives with her husband, Gary, the love of her life and her best friend of forty-four years. She is the mother of three and grandmother of seven beautiful and brilliant grandchildren. Contact Susan at: srlauthor@mchsi.com. If you know someone who would be a great guest on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! contact Scott@christiandevotions.us. 2014 Schedule July 15 – Christian Bands Steve and the Dobyns Girls & Resident Truth July 22 – Authors Linda Gilden & Fran Pasch July 29 – Authors Nivine Richie & Rebecca Waters Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EasternListening is easy! Here’s How: The following link will take you straight to the Blog Talk Radio media player. Pam Thorson and Susan Lawrence Click play on the media player shown and turn up your speakers! Receive the show each week by subscribing the Stitcher App at the top of the page.