A New Glimpse of My Guests for Tomorrow’s Show

I love professional pictures, but I also know that behind that spit and polish there’s a real person who has bad hair days just like me, (that’s when I wear a baseball cap!).

Before every show, I’ll be bringing you a “behind the scene” picture of my guests along with a little bit about how I connected with them, so you can get to know them a tad better before hand.

A little tidbit about each of my guests…

cindy scinto 3I met Cindy Scinto at the Northwest Christian Writers’ Renewal in Washington back in 2008 and we immediately became fast friends. A native of New York, and Italian to boot,  I love her spunk…and I’ll tell you what, the health challenges she has lived through will completely amaze you, especially when you realize that she’s still smiling and praising God! Known by many as the “energizer bunny” she, her husband and son reside in Eastern Washington.

When I first moved to San Antonio to help my brother take care of my 90 year old Momma, I looked on Meetup.com to find some Christian groups to join. I hadn’t found a church yet and was hungry for fellowship. Up popped60605_10151087955604611_1798502862_n (2) the Christian Women’s Small Business Association (CWSBA) meetup and I immediately signed up to attend. I’ve attended all the monthly meetings they’ve had since I moved here in late November, 2o12, and each time I walk away incredibly encouraged. In fact, it was at the April meeting,  where former TV sports broadcaster Lisa Burkhart Worley was the speaker, where I met Karen Brkich from KSLR and she asked me if I’d like to do a radio show…and the rest is history! So Anna Quesada’s ministry has had a huge impact on my life! She and her husband, Steven, have a lovely little girl and live here in San Antonio.

photo JoyAnd last but not least, is KSLR’s own host for Joy in the Morning, Joy Ware Miller. We finally met in person at the CWSBA’s lunch a few days ago and she realized that we’d met about 5 or 6 years ago at Write To Publish in Wheaton, IL when she attended the conference and sat in on my class on branding… we even had a 15 minute appointment to talk about her book idea…she lived in Ohio at the time and I in Washington…and here we are now, in the same town, and on the same radio station, KSLR. How cool is that? She has gone through some incredibly painful times in her life, and was tempted to have a pity party…however, her relationship with God enabled her to learn from the pain and be an inspiration to others as a result. This picture shows  her with husband – Charles, and daughters Lauren and Olivia.

Join us tomorrow, Saturday, June 1 from 11AM to Noon CST on AM 630 KSLR, or www.kslr.com if you’re out of the area. It’s gonna be a blast!

Newsflash – Additional Guest Joins the Line-Up for Inaugural Show!

I am so excited to announce that KSLR’s own Joy Ware Miller will join us for the show this Saturday, June 1. Because my other guest, Anna Quesada, was so instrumental in God’s move in Joy’s life when she moved to San Antonio from Ohio…and as she has been with me as I moved from Washington to Texas, it just seemed like a God thing to have Joy as part of this groundbreaking day.

joy ware millerAbout Joy

When faced with setbacks, failures, loss, even the death of a loved one – especially a child – many Christians are left with difficult questions and a challenge to stand strong in their faith. In adversity, Christians are quick to send out an “S.O.S” for deliverance from crisis and they run for cover looking for God miraculously to respond, only to hear silence. This book is a unique invitation to learn how to see and experience God in the midst of pain, sense His presence in the fire and come to trust Him in the lions’ den even in the face of death. There is a party in the pit…and YOU are invited!

Christian women’s speaker – author – inspirational coach, Founder, iJoy Inspirations, Founder of Parents On Call and KSLR morning radio host, Joy Ware Miller has a powerful message of hope. A down-to-earth, dynamic and authentic friend, her message is uplifting and her testimony moving as she helps women work through their disappointment and hopeless feelings to find encouragement and healing through God. As the voice for “Joy In The Morning, Joy successfully blended real life lessons into daily life with God sharing spiritual wisdom and courage from her deeply compassionate heart. If you have ever felt hopeless, helpless and discouraged…don’t give up. His joy has a way of turning sorrow into gladness! In 2007, Joy founded Parents On Call, a first response team of parents who have lost a child. Parents who have lost a child understand the depth of heartache and sorrow this kind of loss brings. Joy continues to be uplifting and encouraging throughout the challenges of life and the sudden death of their son Christopher in 2005 at age 13. When she is not speaking or writing, Joy shares life with her husband Charles and daughters Lauren and Olivia in Texas. For more information: http://www.iJoyinspirations.com

It’s Like Christmas Around Here…

Every day I come home to packages on my doorstep…and it feels like Christmas! Whenever I line up an interview with an author, I ask the publisher for a few copies to give away….so one thing you can count on…there will always be lots of free stuff for the local listeners of Always Faithful Radio!

Woo hoo! This is just the beginning of the free books we’ll be giving away!


More Incredible Interviews Lined-Up for ICRS

I am blown away by the quality of interviews the Lord is bringing to me while I’m in St. Louis next month for the International Christian Retail Show…Here are just a few of the latest!

rachelRachel Hauck

Rachel Hauck is an award-winning, best selling author of critically acclaimed novels such as RITA nominated The Wedding Dress and RITA nominated Love Starts with Elle, part of the Lowcountry series, the Nashvegas series and the Songbird Novels penned with multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans. Their novel Softly and Tenderly, was one of Booklists 2011 Top Ten Inspirationals.

A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, she worked in the corporate software world before planting her backside in an uncomfortable chair to write full time in 2004.

Rachel serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers and leads worship at their annual conference. She is a mentor and book therapist at My Book Therapy, and conference speaker.

Linda Evans ShepherdLinda Evan Shepherd

Author, speaker and radio personality, Christian Retailing Magazine compares Linda to both Beth Moore and Stormy Omartian while Dr. John DeBrine, the host of the radio show Songtime USA, said Linda reminds him of a little lady he met in the sixties by the name of Corrie ten Boom. Patsy Clairmont says, “There is a bubbling up of Jesus-Joy that exudes from Linda that is absolutely contagious. I love her blend of humor and heart and I stand back amazed at her “go tell the world” determination.”

June 15 Live Show Line-Up (Updated 6/4/13)

patti-fosterPatti Foster

Patti Foster in one word? Passionate. Her life is a testament to the intense love she has for others. Her joy and laughter refresh those around her, and she welcomes opportunities to influence lives and Make A Difference Now! On June 18, 2002, Patti was severely injured in a horrific traffic wreck. She suffered traumatic brain injury and was in a coma for six weeks. Her life hung in the balance…she has had to learn to live again. And now, as her recovery process continues, Patti’s desire is still to inspire, encourage and motivate others. Engaging, humorous, and entirely inspiring, join me as I share this wonderful author, speaker and radio talk show host with you.

Lizzie Smiley

Lizzie is friendly, energetic, and focused. She provide social media consulting and training services to small businesses and entrepreneurs with an emphasis on how to build and engage an audience, creating effective content, 643915_411053172292937_2074370565_nand turning fans into qualified leads. She also manages Facebook pages for clients who would prefer to delegate the tasks of writing and posting status updates, building an audience, engaging an audience, creating leads, promoting events, and brand and client relations on Facebook.

Lizzie also runs a Christian ministry with and for the most incredible and inspiring women called the Red Tent Ministries. They focus on fostering healthy and healing fellowship and equipping women for success in their most meaningful relationships– starting with their relationship with God.

June Hunt to be Interviewed at ICRS

June Hunt’s “Hope in the Night” show recently returned to AM 630 KSLR, so I was extremely excited to see her on the roster for ICRS. I spent some sweet fellowship time with June in Branson, MO last fall during the American Association of Christian Counselors National Convention, so I am looking forward to reconnecting with her! Just today I confirmed a time slot to interview her when I’m in St. Louis for the International Christian Retail Show. Yes!!!

JuneHuntHope For The Heart Founder, CEO and CSO June Hunt is one of the world’s leading biblical counselors. An author, singer and speaker, she founded Hope For The Heart in 1986. Her life’s work has yielded landmark contributions in the field of Christian counseling. The ministry offers biblical hope and practical help—through biblical counsel, coaching, and context for contemporary concerns—in more than 60 countries on 6 continents.

June 8 Live Show Line-Up

Totally Jazzed! I just today confirmed my guests for my second show, Saturday, June 8.

Ocieanna Fleiss

OcieannaWife and mother of four, Ocieanna Fleiss has co-authored three novels with Tricia Goyer. A recent cardiac arrest survivor, Ocieanna’s messages ring with heartfelt transparency and depth, as well as touches of humor. After listening to Ocieanna, audiences come away not only with practical tools for their journey, but refreshed with a rich understanding of their value as wives, moms, and women—in Christ alone.

Linda Goldfarblinda-bio

A favorite speaker to women across South Texas for more than 20 years, Linda Goldfarb is widely recognized as a bold, passionate, and transparent communicator of Hope & Possibility. From the stage, on the air, through her writings, and in person as a board certified Christian life coach, Linda empowers women, parents & grandparents to move forward with hope & possibility when life changes.


Debut Show Line-Up

Saturday, June 1, 2013, 11am to Noon CST


cindy scinto2Cindy Scinto

Tune in to hear the incredible story of Cindy’s recent reunion with the Texas family of her pancreas donor, Jocelyn Roberts. The stunning parallel of life given as a result of a life lost will inspire all who listen. I am excited to have author, speaker, organ recipient, and NY Italian Cindy Scinto as my very first guest on Always Faithful.

In September 2001, Cindy, a healthy young woman, suffered a heart attack that was only the beginning of a grueling seven-year journey through heart disease. Four years later, after forty operations and several brushes with death, she received a miraculous heart transplant that saved her life. In October 2010, she once again found her life being cut short. But, on May 12, 2011, she became the first and only person in the world to receive a pancreas transplant as a diabetic, six years after a heart transplant.

Anna QuesadaAnna Quesada

In studio with me the same day will be founder and president of the Christian Women’s Small Business Association, Anna Quesada. The CWsba is igniting a movement of women trailblazers from around the globe to fearlessly live out their God-calling — empowering women in business!

joy ware millerJoy Ware Miller

And this just in, KSLR’s own Joy Ware Miller will also join us for this inaugural broadcast!

Mark your calendar now to join us on June 1 for this exciting show!

ICRS Interviews Heating Up

I’ve spent the last 3 or 4 days scheduling interviews with different authors and artists. They will be attending the International Christian Retail Show to share their latest release, and I will have the privilege of bringing their heart to you on Always Faithful Radio.

Just today I’ve scheduled Tammy Trent, Matthew West, and Lynn Austin. This is getting exciting! Lots more to come!

tammy trent1Award Winning Singer/Songwriter, Author, & Speaker TAMMY TRENT returns in July with her highly anticipated studio release in almost 5 years and shines brighter than ever. “This musical offering has brought me to the most beautiful season yet on my personal journey from love to loss and into a deep understanding of God’s faithful commitment to us through life’s growing moments.”  Her new album, SUNNY DAYS, is packed with infectious melodies and is lyrically covered with the promises of Hope. Trent, who co-wrote 8 of the 10 songs says, “Although this is my sixth studio record, it’s the first album that I can say is completely me! Every side of me. I love to worship and I love to dance and I’m still over the moon excited about sharing my faith and hope with those that feel like leaning in for a listen.”

New York Times acclaimed singer-songwriter, four-time GRAMMY ® nominee and Nashville native Matthew West asked his fans to share their stories. 10,000 true stories from people across the world poured in, MatthewWest-entertainmentrgeach story connected by the same theme: Forgiveness…He’ll be sharing the ever important choosing to forgive in the midst of immense tragedy, the power of story, and how to replace anger with freedom.


Lynn AusstinAward-winning author Lynn Austin shares with readers a private and intimate look at her own struggles with spiritual dryness in a season of loss and unwanted change. As she journeys through Israel, Austin turns to Scripture at each site she visits. Then she seamlessly weaves events and insights from the Word as she finds hope, renewed faith, and a sense of direction for the future. “Return to Me,” book 1 of Austin’s Restoration Chronicles series–which brings to life the biblical books of Nehemiah and Ezra–is being released in October.

International Christian Retail Show

ICRSI’ve spent much of today scheduling interviews with authors while I’m in St. Louis from June 23-26 for the annual event hosted by the Christian Booksellers Association.

I have slots for 40 interviews while I’m there and I’ve already filled up 12 of them, with another 13 in process of nailing down times.

Each publisher will provide 1 or 2 copies of the author’s latest release as giveaways, so I’ll have a wonderful time spotlighting each author and drawing out that special example of God’s faithfulness in their lives.