July 1 & 3 – Jennifer Kennedy Dean – Synced: Living Connected to the Heart of Jesus
Synced is an inspiring book that shows how the power of prayer looks in our ordinary lives when we stay connected to the heart of Jesus. Using the Lord’s Prayer as anchor points, Synced includes additional gospel passages that encourage us to emulate the way Jesus lived His life in step with the Father through prayer. Also included are real-life stories of people living connected to the heart of Jesus, finding themselves in the right place at the right time. Be inspired to live connected.
Jennifer Kennedy Dean is Executive director of The Praying Life Foundation and a respected author and speaker.
She is the author of numerous books, studies, and magazine articles specializing in prayer and spiritual formation. Her book Heart’s Cry a primary resource for National Day of Prayer. Her book, Live a Praying Life, has been called a flagship work on prayer.
Widely recognized as an unusually gifted communicator of the deep truths of God’s Word, Jennifer speaks all over the country calling God’s people to discover the difference between “a prayer life” and “a praying life.”
Jennifer was widowed in 2005 after 26 years of marriage to Wayne Dean, her partner both in life and ministry. They are the parents of three grown sons.
July 8 & 10 – Bill & Pam Farrel – 7 Simple Skills for Every Woman: Success in Keeping Everything Together
You’ve got so many hats to wear in life. Peanut butter sandwich-maker, carpooler, worship committee member, daughter, best friend, wife…They’re all good jobs, but what will keep you from becoming overwhelmed and exhausted?
Popular speaker and author Pam Farrel can teach you the seven simple skills that will enable you to stay motivated and energized. This new book will equip you to
- set priorities and stick to them
- influence those you care about most
- find time to care for yourself
- focus on your relationship with God
- face each day with hope and optimism
God created you to use all of the gifts He’s given you to bring Him glory. Learn the skills that can transform your attitude and bring success in your relationships, work, and walk with God.
Bill and Pam Farrel are international speakers and relationship specialists, dedicating themselves to building up marriages and families. They co-founded Love-Wise, an organization that connects love to wisdom to provide practical insights for personal relationships. Bill and Pam are popular keynote speakers for marriage, family and men’s/ women’s events, including the American Association of Christian Counselors Day of Marriage and LifeWay’s Festivals of Marriage. The Cabinet of the Government of Singapore invited Bill and Pam to speak to college students and singles, then asked them to return to speak to marrieds and train leaders. The Farrels have also spoken for numerous churches, including Saddleback and Purpose Driven events, Elmbrook, Shadow Mountain Community and several other of Outreach Top 100 churches.
Bill and Pam have authored over 35 books, including the best-selling Men are like Waffles and Women are like Spaghetti, sparking a DVD-based small-group curriculum. Their books have been endorsed by such Christian leaders as Stormie Omartian, Steve Arterburn, Michele McKinney Hammond, John Trent, Fern Nichols, Carol Kent, Stuart and Jill Briscoe, Dave and Claudia Arp, Anita Renfroe and others. The Farrels also regularly contribute to a number of periodicals, columns and publications on the subject of relationships and appear as relationship specialists on talk-shows. Focus on the Family has named the Farrels in their Top-Ten Best Interviews several times. Their books have been translated into over 14 languages.
July 15 & 17 – Athena on Site at the King County Fair
I’ll be in the Always Faithful Radio booth at the King County Fair from Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, July 17 and would love to meet you there! If you’ve got a story of God’s faithfulness in your life, I’d love to interview you and share it with my listeners!
July 22 & 24 – Greg & Julie Gorman- Two Are Better Than One: God Has a Purpose for Your Marriage
What is God’s specific big idea for your marriage?
You and your spouse are as unique as God is creative. He designed you with distinction. His fingerprints are all over your lives. The day you married, God joined you for a purpose and destined you, together, for greatness. But what causes some couples to thrive and others to merely survive in marriage? Is your marriage purpose-focused or problem–focused?
In Two Are Better than One, Greg and Julie Gorman share exhilarating insights and hands-on resources to lead you on an exciting journey of discovering God’s plan for your marriage. When fully embraced by both husband and wife, these truths will heal, restore, and deepen intimacy in every marriage. Yes, in every marriage, no matter the condition of the relationship. You’ll laugh at their fresh twist on some of your favorite Bible heroes and be surprised by many aha moments as they provide the pathway to uncover God’s big idea for your marriage.
Join the movement (#marriedforapurpose) and experience the powerful truth that two are better than one.
Whether scuba diving, surfing, or driving the kids to practice, Greg and Julie Gorman venture through life hand in hand, firmly believing that Two Are Better than One. Together they speak, write, and host a weekly broadcast, helping couples live purpose focused, not problem-focused. Greg and Julie are students and practitioners of biblical leadership and human behavior, holding certifications from a variety of organizations including the Patterson Center, John C. Maxwell, and Personality Insights Institute. As executive coaches, trainers and speakers, Greg and Julie love inspiring individuals and couples to maximize their potential and live their purpose. As a team, they build upon core values of authenticity, intentionality, and unity, the same values they carry in life and marriage. Their relationship is an example of strength and a model for making marriage and business thrive. They, along with their children, make their home in southern Florida.
July 29 & 31 – Edie Melson – While My Child is Away: My Prayers for When We Are Apart
Parents and children are separated for many reasons: divorce, school, camp, even work. It might be for just a few days or indefinitely. These prayers give voice to all that you are hoping for your child when you can’t be the one to meet their needs. Prayers of blessings, protection, instruction and grace. Or prayers for those around your child to choose wisely, see their needs, and love them as you would. Prayers for friends, teachers, coaches and mentors to step in and fill every need. Knowing that a loving Father God is caring for your child, even when you can’t, gives you the peace and assurance that all will be well.
As the mother of an active duty Marine, Edie understands what it is to face adversity and come out triumphant on the other side. Her years as a wife, mother, and ministry leader have given her a unique perspective to reach out to others facing the same struggles. She’s the Military Family Blogger for Guideposts.org, social media director for several writing websites, and a popular ministry and conference speaker. She lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina.