Upcoming Shows for March Feature Redemption Press Authors!

March 4 – Shirley Quiring Mozena on Beyond Second Chances

A woman who knows grief and loss after the death of her second husband, is jilted just before an ill-advised remarriage, yet retains her trust in a loving God. Shirley Mozena leans on her beyond secondrelationship with her faithful God while experiencing the pangs of loneliness and regret. Weaving in her family’s backstory, she tells of a shy pastor’s daughter who through dramatic life experiences learned a deep trust in God’s faithfulness in all circumstances. When a new man in her life appears, can Shirley trust his love? One woman’s story of love triumphing over loss will strengthen and inspire.

Shirley Mozena is an outdoors woman, musician, amateur chef, and former elementary music teacher ashirley mozenand librarian. She plays violin in a community orchestra. Twice widowed, Shirley has experienced God’s faithfulness again in
meeting and marrying widower, Jim Mozena. They live in Vancouver, Washington and together, work with others grieving the loss of loved ones through the ministry of GriefShare.

For more on this author visit: www.shirleymozena.com


March 11 – Dr. Nick Eno on The Orphan Syndrome: Breaking Free & Finding Home


A counselor outlines the symptoms of a wounded orphan spirit vs. a healthy spirit and how an orphan syndrome affects our relationships and ability to receive love. From alienation, disconnection, restlessness, to an inability to sense God’s love, the syndrome is characterized by the lie that says, “You’re on your own.” Nick Eno provides dynamic, real-life examples of individuals who have struggled with this syndrome, and those who have been healed and transformed by the love of God. Learn how to break free from the bondage of the orphan syndrome to finding your home in God as His son or daughter.IMG_1681-3 copy

Nick Eno is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. The head of Rehoboth Pastoral Retreats, an oasis for Christian leaders in ministry and the marketplace, Dr. Eno is also the author of In Search of Focus: Abiding in Christ Amidst Distractions (Axiom Press 2006), and a popular seminar speaker. He and his wife Pamela Anderson Eno live in Mansfield, TX.

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March 18 – Whitney Putnam on Imperfectly Brave 


What does imperfectly brave look like for you? God knows, and He wants you to dig in-maybe even get a little dirty-and discover your newly defined life. This journey may take time, but by running to the cross you will detangle the Word from the world, find your life ripe with purpose, and experience renewed passion for serving others.

Imperfectly Brave was birthed out of a prayer group. When God started redefining places in Whitney like fear and perfectionism, she started writing it all down. Now, the recently released book, Imperfectly Brave, will help women of all ages and backgrounds redefine bravery and step into their imperfectly brave lives.

Because you have a brave life inside of you.whitney putnam

Whitney Putnam is a dreamer (with two precious little girls) and a visionary (with a pastor husband who is beyond wonderful). They live in Liberty, Missouri and attend a church near a peacock farm.  And she is sure that every woman has an imperfectly brave life to live.

For more on this author visit: www.imperfectlybrave.com


March 25 – Penny Bragg on For Those Who Weep: A Grief Response Journal

For Those Who Weep is a full-color grief response journal that offers hope and encouragemftwwent to those who are grieving a loss. It includes 12 grief essays with art integrated throughout the book. Response pages included so readers can apply the author’s grief story to their own.

Penny’s loss of her brother to suicide began a journey of healing that continues to this day through her ministry by the same name as her book, For Those Who Weep. Along with her husband, Clint, she serves as a marriage  Penny-Braggmissionary through the work of Inverse Ministries, their nonprofit organization. They share their testimony with audiences, teach seminars for couples, and equip ministry leaders across the nation and beyond. Their own story of reconciliation, shared in their most recent book Marriage on the Mend: Healing Your Relationship After Crisis, Separation, or Divorce has been featured on multiple national and international television and radio programs.

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September Lineup of Guests

Starting on Friday, September 11, I’m thrilled to start introducing you all to some amazing women of God whose life stories exude the faithfulness of God!

September 11, 2015


susan vandepolSusan VandePol founded the “Families of the Fallen” protocol for fire departments and the “Life After Breath” protocol for churches and faith-based organizations after the duty-related death of her husband on 2005.The protocols are used by fire departments and churches around the country, and are endorsed by experts. Susan is a certified Grief, Crisis, and Trauma Counselor, Grief Coach, Master Life Coach, and Mediator. She is also certified in Victim Response and Individual Crisis Intervention.

Who knew a book on grief and loss could be a “page-turner”? Writing with a style reminiscent of C.S. Lewis, Susan VandePol recounts LifeAfterBreaththe story of her loss—but so much more. Her account includes the spiritual and practical lessons she learned through “embracing the horrors” of a prolonged illness and the ultimate death of her husband. This book presents itself as a devotional (minus the predictable platitudes) with incremental chapters that are like windows into moments of her journey. Each chapter is rich in content, beauty and hope. Although the book is directed towards widows, I could see it being a comfort to anyone who is grieving—as well as a valuable resource for counselors.

September 18, 2015


LauraStoryBookWorship leader and recording artist Laura Story’s life took an unexpected turn when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Over the past decade, they have faced the logistical challenge of living life with disabilities resulting from Martin’s brain injury but have also wrestled with the deeper challenge of understanding why a good God would allow such pain and confusion in their lives. And yet, Laura has found joy and a deeper intimacy with Jesus through this and other broken dreams.

Laura Story is a Bible teacher, worship leader, GRAMMY award-winning Laura-storysinger/songwriter, and best-selling author. Blessings was certified GOLD in 2011 and inspired her first book, What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops? Laura’s music and writing show God’s love and grace intersecting with real life and serve as a reminder that despite questions or circumstances, He is the ultimate author of our story. Laura and her husband welcomed twin boys Ben and Griffin last September joining 2 and a half-year-old big sister Josie. Laura lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia, where she serves at Perimeter Church as a worship leader.

September 25, 2015


Zach Sobiech’s story captivated the nation as the teen’s documentary My Last Days went viral with his song Clouds. Now more than two years  after his Laura Sobiechpassing, Laura Sobiech is sharing her story and gaining awareness for childhood cancer through her book Fly a Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom’s Small Prayer in a Big Way.

In addition to raising funds to further research, Laura’s reasons for writing are personal, driven by a desire to explore the true meaning of hope and to help people live for today instead of for a perennial tomorrow. The exercise of writing itself was therapeutic, and the glimpse into the ways in which she and the rest of Zach’s family and friends each continue to live and honor his memory is a testament both to them and to him.

Ultimately, FLY A LITTLE HIGHER is also true to its title – a window into an Fly a LIttle Higherintimate prayer that was fulfilled in ways the prayer’s speaker could never have imagined: “Okay, Lord, you can have Zach,” Laura writes. “I want him, but you see a bigger picture. If Zach must die, please just let it be for something big. I want it to be for something big. Just one soul changed forever.”

Recap 9/14 “Learning to Grieve Well” with Hospice Chaplain and Author Gary Roe

In case you missed the show, here’s the link to the podcast:

What a delight it was to have Gary Roe back in the studio with me today. We talked extensively about his new book with New York Times bestselling author Cecil Murphey, Saying Goodbye: Facing the Loss of a Loved One.


There were so many common sense, practical tips given to help us prepare for the inevitable, and to be a blessing to our loved one, and appreciate the blessing they have been to us. The bittersweet aspects of losing a loved one can actually be embraced and appreciated, with the right tools. Tools that will help you keep your focus on Jesus and take healthy steps to leave nothing left unsaid, and take care of any unfinished business between the two of you. Oh and then there’s the importance of taking care of yourself, so you really can be a blessing to your loved one as you care for them during this stressful time.

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So many good points made…and such a good resource for everyone. After all, death is a part of life, and there’s no getting around experiencing the loss of a loved one (well, unless you go first!)…so you might as well get prepared to be a blessing and not a curse.

For more info on Gary’s ministry or his free online course, Good Grief, visit www.garyroe.com.

Saturday 9/14 – Learning to Grieve Well with Hospice Chaplain Gary Roe

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Can’t wait to have my good friend back in the studio this next Saturday! This time the topic will be Learning to Grieve Well and we’ll be discussing his new book, co-authored with NYT bestselling author Cecil Murphey, Saying Goodbye: Facing the Loss of a Loved One.

Learning how to face death in a way that glorifies God is an important task for all women to accomplish, and tools that will help us learn as well as teach our children and other loved ones are vital. This resource is one of the best I’ve seen in over 20 years in the publishing business…compelling content, touching stories, lovely artwork, and practical tips on how to prepare for the loss of a loved one and how to grieve well. What has been a taboo subject in many families is brought into the light with hope and empathy. You can prepare to be a blessing to those you love….even if you aren’t facing the death of a loved one now, there’s no doubt you will someday…so don’t miss this show! And pass on this post to let others know!

11AM to Noon CST, 9/14/2013 on AM 630 KSLR, or streaming live on http://saleminteractivemedia.com/ListenLive/Player/KSLRAM.

And, as usual, we’ll continue the conversation after the show at El Jarro’s. Gary and I will arrive there at 12:30 and look forward to meeting you in person!