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



Saturday, July 15, 2017

This Week on Speak UP! ~ Tim Martin

July 11, 2017
All-Star Game Special
Boston Red Sox Scout
Tim Martin

6:00 p.m. EST

Tim Martin has been involved with baseball his entire life. His quest to make his dream come true started in 1984 with a free agent signing to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He played in the Gulf Coast League and the New York Penn League in his first two season of professional baseball before Tommy John surgery ended his playing days.

After ten years separated from the game, he returned as a coach and a scout. His days coaching high school baseball for Minford High were fruitful, as he led the team to a 331-142 record. This earned him the Ohio District Coaches Hall of Fame award.

Tim also continues to scout for Major League Baseball. Over the last twenty years, he’s been employed by the St. Louis Cardinals, Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins and now with the Boston Red Sox.

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Boston Red Sox Scout Tim Martin

Karla McKinney on Speak UP!

June 15, 2017
Homeschool Mom and Writer
Karla McKinney

6:00 p.m. EST

Karla McKinney is married to Jeff and the mom of four daughters ages 22, 20, 16, and wait for it…an eight year old! She is a native of Atlanta, and graduated from Spelman College. She encourages women by sharing
stories of homeschooling, surviving a rare life threatening illness, parenting girls at various places in their spiritual walk, and advocating for victims of CSA. Karla always shares God’s faithfulness as He leads her on the journey home.

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Chad and Leslie Segraves on Speak Up!

June 20, 2017
10/40 Connections
Chad and Leslie Segraves

6:00 p.m. EST


Chad and Leslie are motivational teachers and speakers whose greatest passion is to see the Great Commission completed in their lifetime. As entrepreneurial, mission-focused leaders, teachers, and award-winning writers with extensive international experience, Leslie and Chad love theology made practical – where good thinking leads to active engagement in a broken world.

In 2000 they co-founded 10/40 Connections which seeks to meet tangible needs through the Name of Christ. Since its founding, 10/40 has helped rescue and restore thousands of women from trafficking, fed and educated hundreds of at-risk children, planted numerous house churches among unreached people groups, installed dozens of water wells offering clean water to thousands, promoted teaching that advocates for the unborn and women, and more. They write curriculum that encourages the Church in the least-reached areas of the world, and they equip believers who want to engage in practical cross-cultural living.
Chad and Leslie have lived in India, China, and the Middle East. Both graduated from Fuller Seminary with doctorates of Missiology in 2009. They now serve as Lausanne Catalysts for “Men and Women Partnering in the Gospel,” with the Lausanne Movement*.

Married for eighteen years, Chad and Leslie direct 10/40 Connections (www.1040connections.org) from Chattanooga, TN and travel internationally and domestically for 10/40 Connections. They have four children – Joeli, Joy (in heaven), Eden Samuel, and Phoebe (recently adopted from China).

They are represented by Diana Flegal of Hartline Agency. Their manuscript Engaged in Love and War: Awakening Commitment and Courage is now available: https://www.amazon.com/Engaged-Love-War-Awakening-Commitment/dp/1541129512


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Lori Roeleveld on Speak Up!

June 6, 2017
Author & Renown Blogger
Lori Roeleveld

6:00 p.m. EST

Lori Stanley Roeleveld is a disturber of hobbits who enjoys making comfortable Christians late for dinner. She’s authored an inciteful blog since 2009; a pursuit that eventually resulted in two provocative nonfiction books, Running from a Crazy Man (and other adventures traveling with Jesus) and Jesus and the Beanstalk (Overcoming Your Giants and Living a Fruitful Life) as well as an unsettling novella, Red Pen Redemption.

Lori’s blog has a modest but faithful daily readership and yet, in 2015 it was named one of the Top 100 Christian Blogs and a single post was viewed over 2 million times, another went viral on Facebook. Lori has published newspaper and magazine articles, poetry, and plays. Her novels, short stories, and Bible studies have won several awards. Besides degrees in Psychology and Biblical Studies, Lori earned her Masters in motherhood, homeschooling her two children through graduation. Now, she draws energy from helping writers find their voice and see God’s vision for their work. In her day job, Lori writes the stories of real families in crisis so others see their strengths and values, not just their problems. You’ll find Lori at her website www.loriroeleveld.com. If not, know she’s somewhere slaying dragons.
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Jane Jenkins Herlong on Speak Up!

May 30, 2017
Hall of Fame Speaker & Humorist
Jane Jenkins Herlong

6:00 p.m. EST


As a Southern humorist, Jane entertains using funny, original Southern stories, folksy wisdom and singing to help folks live more productive, stress-free lives. Jane believes in the extraordinary healing power of humor and storytelling.  As a female author, Jane’s most recent accomplishment is being an Amazon “Bestseller”  and award-winner  for her newest  book, Bury Me with My Pearls.
Jane is a Certified Professional Speaking (CSP), professional singer, Female comedians, recording artist and published author. Jane’s award-winning singing and humor is featured on Sirius XM Radio and Pandora. She crisscrosses the country sharing her “down‐home principles delivered with uptown humor”. Jane has also spoken in New Zealand and Germany and is fluent in four languages: English, Southern, Northern and Gullah (gul‐la).

Jane is active in her church and community and serves on as a Commissioner at Piedmont Technical College of South Carolina, Chair of the National Speakers Association Scholarship Committee and serves on the Foundation Board of the National Speakers Association.

Jane’s proudest accomplishments are being a wife and mother. Jane and her family live on the family peach  farm in Edgefield County, South Carolina.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

This Week's Show with Rahn Anthoni on Speak Up!

May 9, 2017
R&B Artist
Rahn Anthoni

6:00 p.m. EST


Urban music dance artist, Rahn Anthoni crafts hot hip-hop with an R&B flow that hints at roots in gospel flavors. In fact, says Anthoni, “I come from a gospel music background.” His history with inspirational music has helped him develop a positive relationship with the world of song. Music brings him to a high plateau and sheds the day-to-day strife from his life.  Anthoni got his first T.V.break when he host Starpower on The BET Network! 

Rahn Anthoni signed with Tate Music Group releasing his single, "Hold On" which gave a lot of his listeners the encouragement to Hold On to life. His listeners get a healthy dose of this musical breeze via Anthoni’s master craftsmanship. Anthoni has also been in movies and made a cameo appearance in Good Deed as Rashad. Having his own talk show, "The Rahn Anthoni Show" has reached over 1 millions views on Eotm Tv.

After losing his special needs son to abuse allegedly by his son's teacher, Anthoni has become an advocate for special need kids. The Aaron Hatcher Awards, is given every year in honor of his late son Aaron Hatcher at the Eotm Awards in Los Angeles.  Anthoni suffered a heart attack and had open heart surgery after he lost his special need son.

“Music makes me feel free from all my problems that I have each day,” he says, and he is glad to pass the feeling along to fans. “It gives me a getaway and expresses love to all my listeners – including myself.”

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Amanda Hughes on Speak UP!

May 2, 2017
Author
Amanda Hughes

6:00 p.m. EST


Amanda Hughes holds a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She serves as Outreach Director for Constituting America, and enjoys encouraging others through her writing on faith and freedom at http://www.amandahugheswriter.com/ Hughes is the author of Who Wants to Be Free? Make Sure You Do! Who Wants to be Free
 
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Daniel Gil on Speak UP!

April 18, 2017
American Ninja Warrior
Daniel Gil

6:00 p.m. EST


Daniel Gil is a professional ninja athlete and a two time national finalist on American Ninja Warrior.

He was born and raised in Houston, Texas and is the second oldest in a family of five kids who were all home-schooled. Daniel grew up loving the outdoors, climbing trees and participating in team sports. In high school he began to focus his attention on passions such as singing, dancing, and the performing arts and started leading worship at Dwelling Place Church.
After high school, he attended All Nations School of Ministry and obtained a degree in Applied Ministerial Studies. In 2013, he began working at Iron Sports Gym with Sam Sann, where he now directs the homeschool program and trains for American Ninja Warrior. His rookie campaign was Season 7 of American Ninja Warrior, where he made it to the National Finals in Las Vegas and selected to compete in the All-Stars Special, and was chosen to be a team captain on Season 1 of Team Ninja Warrior.

This recognition and success has presented him with new opportunities to begin traveling and motivational speaking. In 2016, he competed on Season 8 of American Ninja Warrior and was one of only two competitors to beat Stage 2 in the National Finals. Today you’ll find Daniel traveling, speaking, and training for Season 9 of American Ninja Warrior.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Terri Kelly on Speak UP!

March 21, 2017
Author & Teacher
Terri Kelly

6:00 p.m. EST


Terri Kelly is the author of Mary Slessor: Missionary Mother. As a writer she has contributed to several books, including Divine Moments, Additional Christmas
Moments, and Stupid Moments, Faith and Family and Spirit and Heart. Terri has published articles in Kids’ Ark Magazine, Clubhouse, WHOA Magazine, and numerous
online publications.

Her blog, terribkelly.com, addresses issues teachers deal with daily. She teaches at writing conferences and assists with the Asheville Christian Writers Conference in Asheville, North Carolina.
 
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Elizabeth Whitley on Speak UP!



March 14, 2017
Blessings of Being Single
Elizabeth Whitley

6:00 p.m. EST

Elizabeth Whitley currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina where she works as a university admissions counselor by day and enjoys writing by night. She attends Thrive Church and serves as a life group administrator and leader. Elizabeth feels that being generous with her personal discoveries and insights makes any disappointments and uncertainties well worth the trouble! She is currently writing a book about embracing and celebrating her season of singleness, and she hopes to inspire other singles to do the same. Discover more at her web site www.elizabethwhitley.com.
 
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Edie Melson on Speak UP!

March 7, 2017
Social Media Expert & Author
Edie Melson

6:00 p.m. EST

Find your voice, live your story…is the foundation of Edie Melson’s message, no matter if she’s addressing parents, military families, readers of fiction or writers. As an author, blogger, and speaker she’s encouraged and challenged audiences across the country and around the world. She’s penned numerous books, including While My Child is Away a book of prayers for when we’re apart.

As a leading professional within the publishing industry, she travels to numerous conferences as a popular keynote, writing instructor and mentor. Her top-ranked blog for writers, The Write Conversation, reaches thousands each month, and she’s the Director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference.


In addition, as a respected expert in social media, Edie has the proven expertise to teach others how to plug in without sacrificing valuable writing time. Her bestselling eBook on this subject, has recently been updated, expanded and re-released as Connections: Social Media & NetworkingTechniques for Writers.

She and her husband, Kirk, have been married 35 years and raised three sons. They live in the Upstate of South Caroline. Connect with her through her web site www.ediemelson.com.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

This Week on Speak Up! Larry Leech II

February 14, 2017
Ghost Writer and Author
Larry Leech II

6:00 p.m. EST

All his life Larry J. Leech II has loved to tell stories. First, to his family and now for lovers of the written word. A ghostwriter and novelist, Larry writes most days while sitting at his favorite table at what he calls his “branch office.”
Larry’s writing journey began in the sports department of the Uniontown (Pa.) Herald-Standard at age 18. After twenty-three years of writing and editing at daily newspapers and a magazine, Larry, with more than two thousand articles published, switched his focus to editing and writing books in 2004.
Since that time he has ghostwritten fifteen books and edited more than 200 manuscripts. He also teaches at numerous conferences nationwide and has become a much sought-after writing coach.

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Kathy Ide Show on Speak Up!

February 7, 2017
Author and Teacher
Kathy Ide

6:00 p.m. EST


Kathy is the editor/compiler of the Fiction Lover's Devotional series (www.FictionDevo.com) and author of Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors (http://secretsofbestsellingauthors.com). She has also written numerous articles, short stories, devotionals, play scripts, and Sunday school curriculum. She has ghostwritten ten nonfiction books and a five-book novel series.

She is also a full-time freelance editor, working with aspiring, new, and experienced authors as well as publishers.

Kathy speaks at writers' conferences across the country and is the founder and coordinator of The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network (www.TheChristianPEN.com) and the Christian Editor Connection (www.ChristianEditor.com). For more about Kathy, visit www.KathyIde.com.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Mark Caviness ~ Clash of Clans Gamer

January 31, 2017
Clash of Clans Gamer
Mark Caviness

6:00 p.m. EST
Mark Caviness grew up an urban cowboy. Being a southern young man in Texas, he played football, enjoyed a couple beers with his buddies while two-stepping at Gilly’s. He married the woman of his dreams Angie in 1984 and shortly thereafter, their family took grew with daughters Ashely and Brook.

As life takes shape around young families where the man of the home doesn’t know God, trials often become insurmountable. For Mark and Angie, divorce loomed, but the love of their baby girl saved the marriage. In March of 2000, the strength of these bonds were stretched to their limits, when Ashley died in a horrible train accident. As often happens, Mark sought the only one who could fulfill an empty void in his life, Jesus Christ.

Today Mark and Angie remain steadfast in the Lord. Mark also enjoys sharing his testimony and helps others face trials through gaming friendships on Clash of Clans in the clan he’s part of knows as the Clan for Jesus. For Mark and many others, gaming doesn’t have to be a waste of time, but a chance to connect with others and encourage others in the Lord.

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Michelle Medlock Adams ~ Best Selling Author

January 24, 2017
Best Selling Author
Michelle Medlock Adams
6:00 p.m. EST


Michelle Medlock Adams is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, earning top honors from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Hoosier State Press Association. Author of over 70 books, Michelle’s latest release, Love & Care For The One and Only You (Worthy) was recently featured on the “Praise The Lord” program on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Since graduating with a journalism degree from Indiana University, Michelle has written more than 1,000 articles for newspapers, magazines and websites; acted as a stringer for the Associated Press; written for a worldwide ministry; helped pen a New York Times Bestseller; served as a blogger for Guideposts for two years; and successfully run her own freelance writing business for 16 years.

In January 2016, Michelle’s book When Chocolate Isn’t Enough: An Inspirational Survival Guide for Moms (Worthy Inspired) earned “The Gold” for best devotional in the 2016 Illumination Awards. In October 2014, her book Encouraging Words for Mothers (Barbour) won the Award of Excellence for Nonfiction Books from CLASS Christian Writers Conference Book Contest. And, her book God Knows You won “The SELAH Award” for Best Children’s Book in 2014, as well as “Book of the Year.” Also, her children’s book, My Big Book of Prayers, claimed “The SELAH Award” for Best Children’s Book in 2012.

When not working on her own assignments, Michelle ghostwrites books for celebrities, politicians, and some of today’s most effective and popular ministers. Michelle is also a much sought after teacher at writers conferences and universities around the nation. In fact, she has served as an adjunct professor at Taylor University twice and the University of Wisconsin, teaching “Writing for Children.” Find her work at http://www.michellemedlockadams.com

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Sherry Sharp ~ Fighting Alzheimers

January 17, 2017
Fighting Alzheimer’s with Author
Sherry Sharp

6:00 p.m. EST


Sherry Sharp and her family are strong supporters of Alzheimer’s disease research. Mrs. Sharp’s late husband, Richard L. Sharp, founded the car dealership chain CarMax and V-Ten Capital Partners, served as CEO of Circuit City electronics and was chairman of the board of Crocs shoes. He passed away from posterior cortical atrophy, a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease, at age 65. In her husband’s honor, Mrs. Sharp has joined the board of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund to further our mission of preventing, slowing or reversing Alzheimer’s disease.

Sherry has devoted herself to improving the lives of others through education, children’s services, and medical research. In addition, she had devoted time to Christian Ministry and writing, including publishing Chicken Soup for the Soul, Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Edition. Her story, Life Interrupted, was inspired by her experience as caregiver to her husband after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Mrs. Sharp lives in Richmond, Virginia.
 
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