This Week in America with Ric Bratton

Ric Bratton

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THROUGH MY CHRISTIAN PRISM, OR AT THE PORT RAIL by Larry ClaytonLarry Clayton brings a refreshing, Christian perspective to these essays that examine the human condition, sharing his thoughts on everything from the flighty and humorous to the serious and transcendent.His musings and insights--almost of all of which were published as op-ed columns in the Sunday edition of the Tuscaloosa News in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and national newspapers like the LA Times, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Times, and Miami Herald—seek to make sense of life.In the tradition of a newspaper op-ed, the essays share profound lessons on everything from religion to history, politics, foreign affairs, education, sports, and other important topics.While many of the writings revolve around Christian themes and history, Clayton is not afraid to tackle problems that almost everyone has faced, such as the daunting, and humorous, experience of getting through an airport checkpoint these days.He laces his stories with wit and wisdom derived from his faith and his experiences as a teacher, writer, and even as chairman of the Department of History at the University of Alabama. He references the "port rail" that--when not on duty--he used to hold on to and dream and think a bit while serving on a ship in the Navy making its way through the waters and waves of the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Mediterranean ocean and seas.Larry Clayton is a historian who has published more than a dozen books with major academic and commercial presses like the University of California Press and Harcourt, Brace. He has taught about and traveled through much of Latin America over his career, beginning with life as a boy in Lima, Peru, the son of an American dad and a Chilean mother. He is the former chairman of the Department of History at the University of Alabama and also directed the Latin American Studies Program at the University.https://www.amazon.com/Through-Christian-Prism-Port-Rail-ebook/dp/B07X5P2H25/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Through+my+christian+prism&qid=1621023482&sr=8-1http://www.blefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/lawclaytonec.mp3   

Jul 15

27 min 29 sec

GRIEF, LOVE, AND OTHER LIGHT TOPICS by Roy G. FaulknerThis book of poems was written to help me deal with the death of my wife of 38 years from cancer. I believe and hope that this book can help others, who are grieving, find some light through the darkness of grief. The poems explore grief and love and the relationship between the two. Some poems are autobiographical as they describe actual events in my life including the day of my proposal to her and the day she died.This is Roy G Faulkner's first book of poems. He was inspired to write these poems after the loss of his wife and best friend from cancer. He is a colon cancer survivor himself but is now battling prostate cancer. That has not held him back from participating in and completing his first half marathon in October of 2019. He holds a Master's degree in mathematics from the University of Kentucky. He currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky. https://www.amazon.com/Grief-Love-Other-Light-Topics-ebook/dp/B08PDSF2JK/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Grief%2C+Love%2C+and+Other+Light+Topics&qid=1620672142&s=books&sr=1-3www.roygfaulkner.comhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/rgfaulknerlit.mp3 

Jul 15

21 min 41 sec

  I THINK MY BROTHER IS A WEREWOLF written by JB MounteerBrotherly love is taken through an awesome adventure, when three friends see one of their brothers going through some horrifying, crazy changes. When his brother Jaden, starts to change into a teenager, Jorey mistakes it for changing into something even more horrifying!With wild imaginations running at full speed, and with their only knowledge coming from horror movies, The boys think that poor Jaden is turning into a werewolf! The three friends try to do what ever it takes to save Joreys beloved brother. Timmy, Porto and Jorey find some wild and humorous ways to prevent these changes, they come up with everything from hiding the silverware to trying to shave his face. After everything their little minds can think of fails, Jorey must reluctantly face his dad and tell him everything that is happening. But to Jorey's horror he finds out the worst, frightening, scary news ever! That in a few years these changes will happen to him too!JB Mounteer was born in Huntington, Utah.  He is a single father of four amazing children who mean the world to him.  He enjoys writing, illustrating and of  course telling funny, intriguing and sometimes scary stories!  He enjoys spending time singing karaoke, fossil hunting and riding his motorcycle.  He also travels in the RV around the National Parks.https://www.amazon.com/I-Think-My-Brother-Werewolf-ebook/dp/B092ZLQPYX/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=I+Think+My+Brother+Is+a+Werewolf&qid=1624903263&s=digital-text&sr=1-1www.AuthorReputationPress.comhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/jbmounteerarp.mp3Other books by JB Mounteer - FRANKLY FRANKINSTAIN, CAMP (WERE) WOLF AND DRAGON'S PRIZE

Jul 15

19 min 2 sec

SOULS FROM MERCURY: CHAKRA MAGIC. EMPOWERING RELATIONSHIPS by Raju RamanathanCharles Darwin pointed out that the future evolution of mankind cannot happen through the continuation of the "survival of fittest" ideology. It lies in the courage to stand up like the first animal did and move in a vertical dimension, whereas developing kindness, compassion, and empathy are the hallmark of evolution and truly an inward revolution. This goal can be achieved by delving deeper into ourselves through the simple process of meditation and mindfulness. In this book you will learn the pathway to your inner vastness and gain answers to becoming "Souls From Mercury."Mr. Raju Ramanathan (or as most name Master Raju) is the scientist of both the inner and the outer worlds.  Sought after by major corporations to be their pioneer and champion for continuous improvements; sought after by the individuals in great positions of authority to be their life coach and spiritual teacher.  For more than twenty years, Ramanathan has been empowering seekers in Europe, Asia, USA and Canada.  His unique approach brings life transforming spiritual practices to people of all religious paths and cultural backgrounds.  Mr. Yogi Raja re-introduces the lessons of ancient masters to the Western modern community.  All those who are concerned about the well-being of today's world will find Mr. Yogi Raja's teachings enlightening and inspirational.https://www.amazon.com/Souls-Mercury-Chakra-Empowering-Relationships/dp/1954341490/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=978-1954341494&qid=1620910840&sr=8-1https://mercurymanpublishing.com/www.WritersBranding.comhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/rramanathan.mp3   

Jul 29

22 min 58 sec

ON SACRED GROUND by Diane M. PossonThis author is a woman who is reflecting on her life, and realizing how she has been led by God in spite of her fears and weaknesses. She shares how she has been inspired by the many teachers in her life, her family, friends, experiences, and from the people she's met and served as a Hospice Chaplain for over 20 years. She realizes now that because of these intimate experiences she has truly been "On Sacred Ground."Diane M. Posson is a mother of five sons and one daughter.  A Catholic Christian since 18 years of age.  She became an accredited Catholic Chaplain through NACC (National Association of Catholic Chaplains).  Served as a hospice chaplain for 30 years.  Privileged to serve those of all faiths and no faith, those of all nationalities, needs and personalities.https://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Ground-Diane-M-Posson/dp/1480975095www.ReadersMagnet.comhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/dmpossonrm.mp3   

Jul 29

24 min 58 sec

THE DARKNESS AT DAWN by Pamela Roberts LeeThe year is 1600, and the place is a wild new land--at least it is for Pamela Roberts Lee's latest protagonist, a young Puritan convert. As he is adapting to the so-called New World, he must understand his new religion. All the while, he struggles to overcome his guilt for swearing to hide a thief's crime, thereby allowing him to exist undetected and unpunished in his community.The Darkness at Dawn is a story of how moral character is tested in a turbulent setting. As a former US Air Force Colonel and Department Of Justice Trial Attorney, Lee repeatedly faced the conflict of honor and professionalism. The choice between the two is not always easy, and heroism and faith go hand in hand, in the starkest of terms, throughout The Darkness at Dawn.Pamela Roberts Lee is a former Air Force Judge Advocate and retired U.S. Department of Justice Trial Attorney who has appeared in courts throughout the United States. She currently lives in Alamogordo, New Mexico with her husband Matt, where she is Chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Her vision for writing The Darkness at Dawn comes from her knowledge of her ancestors, including the story's protagonist, John Lee, and from her belief that all Americans would benefit from learning about America's turbulent 1600s.https://www.amazon.com/Darkness-Dawn-Pamela-Roberts-Lee/dp/1977212859www.PamelaRobertsLee.nethttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/prleekpp.mp3 

Jul 29

19 min 30 sec

MY FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL by Misty LongSurviving life is a challenge, but when you throw more your way than you can take. That's just whole other ball game...I yearned to be a therapist of some sort to help those who experience the struggles in life I have. I want to reach people on a personal level. I want to help people understand, they can get through anything.https://www.writersrepublic.com/bookshop/my-fight-survivalhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/mislongwr.mp3   

Jul 29

25 min 6 sec

RHYTHMS PRIMEVAL by Maya Mitra DasThe verses of Maya Mitra Das plumb the alchemy of primeval moons and mist-wrapped mountains; delving deep into the realm of personal myth. Spanning the arc of ecstasy and despair, her poems explore the boundaries of human loneliness as well as the healing power of love.Poet and short story writer Maya Mitra Das was born in India and came to the U.S. in 1973. She studied internal medicine and pediatrics in India, England and the United States, earning her M.D. and Ph.D. She received her training at Downstate Medical Center and State University Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.She completed two fellowships-one for the department of hematology on oncology at U.C.L.A. Medical Center and the second at University of California San Francisco for radiation oncology. She currently serves on the medical staff at Children's hospital on Oakland, California working with sickle cell anemia in children. Among her many hobbies, Maya performs 'Bharatanatyam' Indian classical dance.Her poetry has appeared in her book Rhythms Primeval, the anthology Tuesday's Poetry, and two narrative poems have been anthologized in What's in a Name. Her fiction has appeared her full-length collection of short stories Silhouettes of Time, and in the anthologies Tremors: Short Fiction by California Writers and Insight, Hindsight & Flights of Fancy. She has also authored several scientific publications.https://www.amazon.com/Rhythms-Primeval-Maya-Mitra-Das/dp/1943471215https://www.authormayamitradas.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/mmdasec.mp3   SILHOUETTES OF TIME by Maya Mitra DasThese intriguing tales by Maya Mitra Das take us on wildly imaginative journeys to exotic and sometimes alien landscapes -- introducing us to infinitely curious moments in time, space and memory. Maya's poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous anthologies. This is her first collection of short fiction.https://www.amazon.com/Silhouettes-Time-Maya-Mitra-Das/dp/194347107Xhttps://www.authormayamitradas.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/mmdasec.mp3   

Jul 29

21 min 2 sec

MEMORIES FROM A REAL WORLD: THE ROAD TO THE RAPTURE by Rich SeibertSince the fall of man, God had set a time for the final judgment of Satan. The endgame is about to begin, and Satan's reign on Earth is about to end. This is the final move through his son, the takeover of earth, and the return to Heaven with his armies to conquer and settle the score. Meanwhile, Christ prepares to bring home his own, the saved from eternity past.It is now 1994; in the aftermath of a congressional investigation, a new agency has replaced the CIA, and its director is a man without a past. In an area of Queens, New York, a lodge is destroyed by an unknown source. In the aftermath of the destruction, five individuals and a missionary woman rescue two brothers in a hospital, while in another dimension, Satan plans a strategy to remove Christianity from the last bastion on earth, the United States of America.Working through the man without a past, he suspects seven individuals to be part of a conspiracy to undermine his plans outside the predestined path. The seven, the chosen from the foundations of the earth, are Satan's main target.Who are these seven? Are they soldiers of Christ the many who are saved to pave the way for the Savior's return? The man without a past, will he set in motion the events that will lead to the Rapture?Imagine in an alternate time and history what is to happen, for it is a warning of what is to come. Read on, find out, and claim the promise before Christ returns.Rich Seibert is 67 years old and is an aspiring writer and student of end time biblical events in our society. He is also a musician who plays organ and guitar in his church. He is married, loves classic cars, and is looking for the return of Jesus Christ.https://www.amazon.com/Memories-Real-World-Road-Rapture/dp/1662407580http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/rseibertkpp.mp3  

Aug 5

22 min 38 sec

WHEN CROSSING THE STREET by Kat KaramitrosCrossing the street is big business, and this adventure will prepare you for anything!There will be tractors and submarines, astronauts and camels. Look left and right, highand low. Can you find every critter and creature, truck and bug before you cross theroad? It’s going to be a busy day, but before you know it, it’ll be time to play!When Crossing the Street is inspired by the real-life childhood memories of author KatKaramitros. A fun-filled read for little ones and grown-ups alike, this journey will keepyou on your toes, providing endless possibilities for imaginative minds to keep creating.Kat Karamitros is a 25-year-old United States Marine andprofessional musician. When she’s not wearing her uniformor performing in concerts and parades all over the country,Kat enjoys Spartan Racing, rollerblading, cooking, and writing.She describes writing as her first love, a passion she maintainsalongside service to country.When Crossing the Street is inspired by Kat’s childhoodmemory, where she recalls she and her uncle composing anoutlandish list of characters, vehicles, and creatures to spy onthe street. Only when her imagination had been fully satisfied,would she cross the street and walk to the park near herhome. Kat originally wrote When Crossing the Street at age 12, for the uncle whosparked her imagination.Kat is a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and currently resides in Port Royal, South Carolina.She’ll never get too attached to one place, as home is wherever the Marine Corps takesher.https://www.writersrepublic.com/bookshop/when-crossing-streethttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/kkaramitroswr.mp3

Aug 5

17 min 50 sec

STORM SURGE: A NOVEL by John F. BanasAll is not what it seems. A lot can happen to a person in a Disaster Area...Brenda Meyers is having a bad day. Her daughter is trapped somewhere in New Orleans right before Hurricane Katrina strikes. Her increasingly estranged husband may be on the verge of losing yet another job. To top it all off, her cheating former fiancé is claiming to have evidence that his wife and Brenda's husband are having an affair. But nothing matters more than finding and rescuing her daughter. Brenda insists that a rescue mission can be made before the storm hits. Her husband isn't so keen on the idea - he's heard that the city may flood, making the rescue even harder. So, when her former fiancé offers his boat and his help, Brenda reluctantly accepts, knowing full well that her husband and Ex cannot get along. Her worries prove correct; while racing the raging storm, she uncovers a fiendish plot to murder her well insured husband - who happens to harbor secrets of his own. Will she be able to survive the ravages of Katrina, find her daughter, and prevent a professional hit without painting a target on her own back?Storm Surge is the debut thriller by John F. Banas. John read his first novel, - Andromeda Strain - when he was just eight years old and has been hooked on Thriller novels ever since. He is drawn to stories about average, everyday people who are thrust into impossible situations and called upon to reach above their skill and comfort level to survive.John’s first published work was a short story for an anthology entitled Down the Block, a collection of tales about life in the big city, available at Metrolingua.com. Hard at work on his next book, John lives with his family in a suburb of Chicago, a city which provides endless material for his work.https://www.amazon.com/Storm-Surge-John-F-Banas/dp/1662416121/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=9781662416132&qid=1627784214&sr=8-1http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/jamstroudkpp.mp3

Aug 5

27 min 7 sec

 IN SEARCH OF: OLD TESTAMENT - SOLID FOUNDATION by William Epps Jr.Author Dr. William Epps, a licensed and ordained minister, believes in preaching and teaching God's word to enhance Christian education and Biblical knowledge about Jesus Christ. In "In Search Of", he makes a trip through the Bible, both the Old Testament and the New Testament, to convey what the Bible offers as a plan of salvation."In Search Of" is based on two views, the Old and the New Testaments. The Old Testament is the foundation that was laid, and the New Testament is the fulfillment, which was, which is, and which is to come. Epps explores a variety of scriptural-related subjects such as law and the covenant, combination of law and Psalms, major and minor prophets, baptism, communion, evangelism, and the Baptist doctrine. He provides further discussion on the books of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Timothy, Titus, and Revelations.Shedding light on the important messages contained within the Bible, "In Search Of" helps Christians better understand the true basics of the Bible and its history.William Epps Jr. earned a Master's degree in biblical studies and a Doctorate of Religious Education. He is a licensed and ordained minister who believes in preaching and teaching God's Word. He lives in Orlando, Florida.www.wejbooks.comhttps://www.amazon.com/Search-Old-Testament-Solid-Foundation/dp/1643762567/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1627317604&sr=1-1http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/mspringbooks74.mp3   

Aug 5

20 min 28 sec

PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES! : HOW TO GET MORE OUT OF LIFE by Peter Jennings    Ever met someone who doesn’t feel constrained to color within the lines? Who feels restrictive rules are made for others? Who’s propelled to go where the faint of heart simply never venture?    The profiles you'll read in "Pushing The Boundaries! How To Get More Out Of Life"  will introduce you to people just like that. These are, in some cases , extraordinary individuals whose courage and stamina demand respect. In others, they are “normal” folks whose circumstances have placed them in a position to accomplish more than the average human being might ever attempt.    "My hope with 'Pushing The Boundaries!' is that the book will inspire readers to take their lives to the next level. The individuals they read about here will motivate people to lose the fear of change and move ahead.    In each case, we're talking about individuals who have pushed the envelope and stretched the limits, exceeding the boundaries many of us feel obliged to observe. They have overcome what other mere mortals accept as the cards life has dealt them, only to shoulder their way past the status quo, setting out on a broader, perhaps more demanding, journey. As Jack Canfield, co-author of the hugely successful "Chicken Soup For The Soul"® series says in the Foreword, "Having the conviction to reach beyond your fears and take chances means you’re ready to achieve lasting success."  "I feel a sense of awe for each of the 32 men and women I've profiled in this book," says Peter. "I am honored to have met them and fortunate to have gained their trust as I set out to portray their lives and share their determination with readers. 'Pushing The Boundaries'  is dedicated to their courage, their pluck and the inspiration they create. I thank each one of them for letting us into their lives and for teaching us how to take the risks that lead to real advantages."https://www.amazon.com/Pushing-Boundaries-How-More-Life-ebook/dp/B096WSRKC8www.pushingtheboundaries.life  http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/pjenningsboundaries.mp3   

Aug 11

26 min

CARLTON: DOWN SIZED by Tawnee Chasny; Represented by Keenar WayneCarlton gets laid off from his job after eleven years with a company that a larger company has purchased. They’re calling this layoff, ‘downsizing’ as if that makes the situation any different. He’s still without a job. They offer him a small bonus towards retirement and drop any penalties for early withdrawal of his 401K savings plan.He sells everything, gets on his Honda 750 with his cloths packed into his saddlebags and camping gear strapped to the back of his bike. He drives north on the coast route towards Washington where he plans to visit relatives and see which way things go with his life.The trip was fun, stopping where and when he wanted to, enjoying the beautiful western coast, staying in public camping sites and sleeps under the stars. It’s been chilly, so he decides to stop for a hot sandwich and have a couple beers before settling in for the night. He parks his bike behind a bar/cafe so it doesn’t get disturbed and enters by the front door.From this point on, his life does a complete turn-around. Hold onto your hat ‘cause this is what the story is about. Inside the bar he meets four guys that recently broke out of a maximum security prison. They’ve robbed a drug store, taken money, drugs and the owners’ granddaughter. Their leader is totally insane, leaving bodies behind where ever he goes. The things he does are unspeakable. Kid knapping, a few robberies, rape and murder, not to mention the experimental drugs that were at the pharmacy.Before things go very far our hero is over-powered, loses his memory and the people he meets provide him with mystical advice as an intervention to his problem. In the meantime the insane one is determined to find out if he’s alive or dead and can he tell anyone what they did to him. Enjoy! — TawneeBefore retiring, Donna was a skills instructor at an aerospace company. She was trained by the Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, CA to teach and certify planners, assemblers, and inspectors to reference and use high quality and high reliability methods defined by military specifications to build electronic assemblies used in military applications.https://www.amazon.com/Carlton-Downsized-Tawnee-Chasny/dp/1639450254/ref=monarch_sidesheetwww.AuthorDonnaChasny.comwww.WritersBranding.comhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/tawchasnywb.mp3 

Aug 12

20 min 23 sec

THE GRAND TRANSDIMENSIONAL DELUSION by Doug HuffmanImagine living your entire life in an underground city or house with no knowledge of the outside world; a place where trees, animals, the sky, sun, and moon, were only legend and myth.Then someone tells you all these things are real and he knows how to get you there. Would you believe him?If you imagine the feeling of viewing your first sunrise out of an endless ocean into the breathtaking and infinite blue sky? When all we've been taught all our lives is a myth, the truth in this completion will sound stranger than fiction; just like coming out of that underground city and viewing the big world for the first time!  I was born and raised on a rural SD farm in the 1950’s. Interestingly, I have always had an insatiable love for truth, Biblical spiritual and otherwise. I grew up in a Messianic Christian church, which was always my favorite place to be. I married a young woman from that denomination and we raised two children. I became a building contractor and everything was good until my questioning of my church’s misquoting of plain scripture in the late 90’s, got me labeled a trouble-maker and no longer welcome. After experiencing that worst experience of my life, I began studying the scriptures (and other scripture books once a part of the OT canon) for what they actually said without church interoperation. That’s when I discovered the Creator and Messiah’s true Names and literally stepped into a whole new world of understanding and spiritual relationship. New understanding began to come in like a tsunami, which led to my writing many books.  https://www.amazon.com/Grand-Transdimensional-Delusion-Doug-Huffman-ebook/dp/B08BW9TK3X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=THE+GRAND+TRANSDIMENSIONAL+DELUSION&qid=1627922208&s=books&sr=1-1https://www.truthstrangerthanfiction.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/gshouse710.mp3  

Aug 12

26 min 8 sec

THE LEVEL PELVIS METHOD FOR PREGNANCY & BIRTHING EASE by Dr. W. J. Ruch, DCDr. Ruch uses his 30+ years of experience in chiropractic care to show how the pain of pelvic bone misalignment during and after pregnancy can easily be relieved in just a few minutes a day. With the help of a partner, doula or midwife, there is an alternative to suffering with debilitating back pain and difficulty walking pregnancy. Features: Anatomical discussion of the pelvis and what happens with increased relaxin hormone. Full color photographs and step by step instructions on how to ease back pain. Management advice on how to stay active and functional during pregnancy. How to alleviate the troubles with walking due to pelvic pain. Instruction on how to ease back pain during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.Dr. Ruch has made it his mission to teach the chiropractic community the importance of understanding human anatomy, and why it is possible to achieve the patient's desired results, without stress, anxiety, pain and unnecessary procedures. Dr. Ruch currently conducts seminars for postgraduate education and re-licensing, as well as teaching doulas and midwives the Level Pelvis techniques for certification through DONA International.Dr. William Ruch has run a successful chiropractic practice for over thirty years in Oakland, California. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of San Francisco in 1975. He graduated cum laude from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California in September of 1986. In the Spring of 1987, he returned to his alma mater as adjunct faculty, where he has been teaching till this day.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07T58ZXJQ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0https://reliefglove.com/stop_wrist_pain/william-j-ruch-dc/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/willruchec.mp3   

Aug 12

23 min 39 sec

ONCE IN A VERY BLUE MOON by Debra LowryBrianna Nelson was born under a “Blue Moon”. Her psychic grandmother, Lilly, predicted that Brianna would “Walk under the Blue Moon” which would prove to be a difficult path. And Lilly was right. Brianna was raised by Mel, her alcoholic father, who could be nice when sober but mean and unpredictable when drinking! Brianna’s life was dysfunctional; often she didn’t have food to eat, and she was embarrassed to bring any friends home in case her father was on one of his ‘rants’. She did the best she could to survive a life without a mother and without help, a life where she often had to be the parent, buy the food and clean the house!Her Grandmother Lilly did what she could but was constrained by a promise she had made to Brianna’s mother, Ivy. But thankfully, Brianna had a protector, Bobby Coleman, a boy who lived across the street who was a few years older than her. Bobby became her guide, her best friend and eventually, her love interest! She also had a faithful, kind friend, Rosie, who stands by her through the joys and the heartaches of her life.Brianna faces many challenges as she grows up, some very difficult and unexpected. But she manages to survive them and grows stronger and more determined to achieve her goals. Her biggest dream is to one day have her own antique business, following in the footsteps of Lilly. Lilly teaches her everything she knows, taking Brianna to auctions and showing her the value of each item she buys.In a climatic, frightening nightmare of a day, Brianna and Bobby are faced with the most horrible incident possible. They pull together to combat the most evil forces imaginable. Brianna will surprise you, impress you and make you laugh! She is an unforgettable woman who is someone you’d like to know!Debra Lowry loved to read from a very early age. She read all of the "Nancy Drew Mysteries,'' as well as just about any book she could get her hands on! She grew up in Davenport, Iowa.She attended The University of Iowa, where she majored in journalism and she was the homecoming queen. She later moved to Miami, Florida and worked on the Miami Herald Newspaper for two years.In 2008 Debra wrote a column for the 'Pineapple Post Newspaper' in Jensen Beach, Florida. She did a lot of human interest stories, interviews with local people and some investigative articles.She was a single mother for many years and raised an outstanding son, Chris Lowry, who went on to join the Army and went to Iraq three times during the years of 2003-2009. It was very harrowing for her and her son but fortunately he came home safely, and is now the father of three delightful children, two girls, ages 4 and 6, and a boy, age 8. Chris is an excellent, devoted father who now lives in Phoenix, Arizona.Debra has suffered with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for many years but has learned to live with and around it. Writing is one of the most important joys and therapies for her. Debra moved to Pt. St. Lucie, Florida and has lived there for 13 years. She loves animals and has several "rescue" animals living at her home!This was Debra's second novel to be republished with Global Summit House!https://www.amazon.com/-/es/Debra-Lowry-ebook/dp/B084P8V1LT/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_es_US=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=debra+lowry&qid=1616707481&sr=8-1https://www.debralowrycin.com/about-the-authorhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/glsuho710.mp3  

Aug 12

21 min 9 sec

EVANGELINE EVERSHINE AND THE CASE OF THE BIGGEST DISAPPEARANCE IMAGINABLE by Al ShapiroEvangeline Evershine written by Al Shapiro is a bright and curious young girl who wonders where the sun disappears to every night and how it reappears every morning. So she and her father, who fortunately is an astronaut, blast off in a spaceship deep into space to investigate and to follow the sun's travels. What they discover is both amazing and simple. Evangeline learns a great deal about the sun, the earth, and space.The story of Evangeline arouses curiosity about heavenly bodies and provides rewards with fascinating information about space.https://www.amazon.com/Evangeline-Evershine-Biggest-Disappearance-Imaginable/dp/1662408579http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/ashapirokpp.mp3

Aug 12

19 min 24 sec

SPIRITUALITY IN THE 21st CENTURY by Frank P. DaversaThe book enhances the reader's knowledge of spirituality, life, and the world. It details steps necessary to advance the reader's spiritual understanding leading up to enlightenment. It guides the reader through the growth process, providing key insights along the way. Inside find a down-to-earth approach for understanding the human spirit, the soul, and spiritual consciousness. Explore what are the five principles of spiritual enlightenment. Discover the three spiritual lessons that Earth needs to learn in the 21st century. Learn about default spiritual paths and what they mean to you. This book offers a vision of faith, hope, compassion, understanding and clarity. It is a transformative work that enhances the reader’s ability to shape his/her own destiny. It is packed with insight and inspiration. After reading this book, readers should have a sound understanding of spirituality in the 21st century.Frank P. Daversa is a published author who writes books and conducts interviews for the spiritual community to help them understand new and revolutionary ways to live and thrive in today's world. He was raised in South Hempstead, NY. It was during his college years that he honed his writing skills. He earned his A.A.S. degree in 1981 with honors. Two years after earning his B.S. degree in 1986, Frank moved to Houston, TX. He worked 14 years in the corporate world before becoming a writer in 2007. He published his first web article on spirituality in 2008, and his first book, "Young Adolf: An Alternate History" in 2011. He published his second book, "Politics in America: A Guide to the Two-Party System" in 2012. Frank has been on a spiritual journey since contracting a serious illness in 1997, which motivated him to write his latest book, "Spirituality in the 21st Century." This illness inspired him to renew his faith in God, and view spirituality and life in a more enlightened way.https://www.amazon.com/Spirituality-21st-Century-Frank-Daversa/dp/1491853042/www.FrankDaversa.bizhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/frpdaversaparch.mp3   

Aug 12

15 min 28 sec

Boosting Your Immune System Year-Round with Susan Smith Jones, PhDBoosting your immune system is one of the best things you can do because it is your body's key defense when it comes to fighting a virus. Even if you are exposed to a virus, the Coronavirus or others, if your immune system is strong, you have a better chance of not getting sick. Today holistic health and lifestyle expert, Susan Smith Jones, PhD, will share some important info on how we can keep our immune systems strong and vigorous year-round. SusanSmithJones.com http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/ssj92.mp3

Aug 18

36 min 27 sec

PARENTING: IT ISN'T HARD IF YOU KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE MENTOR, GOD, OUR HEAVENLY FATHER by Elizabeth Len WaiGod is the only perfect parent; it is appropriate that we should choose him as our mentor in parenting. A lot of the behaviors that irritate us in our child, God has experienced with us—tantrums, questioning, disobedience, defiance, crying, and begging. He has experienced them all with us and still calls us his children.ABOUT ELIZABETH LEN WAIMother, Grandma and a Great Grandma. Writer by inspiration. The large number of youngsters in my life is the direct result of God making and keeping a promise to surround me with children.https://www.amazon.com/Parenting-Isnt-Mentor-Heavenly-Father/dp/164300820Xhttps://higherhopeglobal.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/elizlwaims.mp3   

Aug 19

22 min 24 sec

Schnapplings in the Knossos Valley by Joseph ParkBarthos is a Schnappling from the kingdom of Oonof. After a decade of war with Grimland invaders, Barthos and his family are sent on a mission to find a site to which his people can relocate. Their search leads them to the Knossos Valley. When they arrive, their first challenge is to convince the strange inhabitants of the valley to allow them to settle among them. Barthos' children, Fretha and Boramth, meet and befriend the Elfman children in the valley, each endowed with a different power. Fretha and Boramth are taught by the Elfmans to enter other realities and travel wherever they like by learning how to "not be where you are." Gorthin, a wicked wizard, has been imprisoned along with the mysterious and dangerous paradox realities in the Pit of Paradox for twenty years.His plan is to escape and kidnap Abatha, a young sorceress gifted with abilities far beyond her years, and use her to gain control of the Five Kingdoms. Frink, a rather silly Torkian, is unwittingly under Gorthin's control and being used to devise a trap for the inhabitants of the Five Kingdoms. Kristof, a sorcerer raised by Barthos' family, is the leader of the Wizards Council. Together they must find a way to stop Gorthin and his followers before it's too late.Joseph Park, a long-time fantasy enthusiast and master storyteller, created the Schnappling tales for his children when they were young.  Now a grandfather, he has decided to record and share these intriguing stories with the rest of the world.  Joseph Park is an avid cave explorer and diver.  He lives with is wife, Rosemary, in rural Tennessee.  https://www.amazon.com/Schnapplings-Knossos-Valley-Joseph-Park/dp/1977241530/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Schnapplings+in+the+Knossos+Valley&qid=1623763143&sr=8-1http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/josparkkpp.mp3   

Aug 19

19 min 28 sec

John E. Keegan author of CLEARWATER SUMMER and ORPHANEDCLEARWATER SUMMER It's 1959 in the town of Clearwater, there are no cell phones or laptops. Eisenhower is President and the country is at peace. Or is it? Three seemingly aimless teenagers have just graduated from high school. A kid from the wrong side of town Wellesley Baker, wise guy Taylor Clark, and the story's narrator Will Bradford. Laddie Tilford is the deaf mute who patrols the town from his bike. It's a summer vacation that ends in two ugly deaths and a climactic trial.ORPHANED, Global Summit House: A body shop guy, Dean Hostler, learns of an auction for thoroughbred horses at Longacres, and for a surprise birthday gift for his son Ricky who is afflicted with an Attention Deficit Disorder he wins the bid for a 2-year old filly the family can't afford. When Lorraine learns that he has pawned the title to the Nashua trailer which is their home, she slams the door on Dean's hand as well as on their marriage.NO MORE BEDS, a children's book (not for commercial sale) that was prompted by John Keegan but illustrated and imagined by his two grandkids Maya and Emma, who were eight years old at the time and who read the story and autographed the books they distributed to a roomful of doctors and staff at Seattle Children's Hospital's celebration dinner for obtaining Seattle City Council approval for a vastly enlarged hospital.AUTHOR BIO: Keegan is a native of Spokane, Washington and a graduate of Gonzaga University, where he also studied abroad in the Gonzaga-in-Florence program boarding with an Italian roommate, served as student body president, and then graduated from Harvard Law School. He has combined his mid-life writing career with his lawyering for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Washington D.C., the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in Seattle and the law firms Perkins Coie and Davis Wright Tremaine. He is married to Nancy Jo Biddle with whom he and their rescue dog Scout wander and walk multiple times a day in Seattle and at Loon Lake. And, yes, together they have four adult children, three of whom are lawyers, and three of whom are also married to lawyers and also six grandchilren. Son David escaped to become the CEO of Bamboo Hardwoods, an international company.https://www.amazon.com/John-E.-Keegan/e/B001K8D4KEhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/gshouse0723.mp3    

Aug 19

25 min 53 sec

PAGES AND LEAFLETS OF NORTH OXFORDSHIRE: MY LINEAGE PRE-1700-1959 - A FAMILY AND RELIGIOUS HISTORY by Angela FortnumAngela Fortnum has written a well-researched and illustrated family history of her maternal grandfathers offering a window into the life and times of her ancestors. It details the family's move from agricultural laborer, to plush weaver, baker, miller and finally small holder.  It also highlights the changes in the family's religious beliefs and includes information about the churches and chapels associated in some way with the family.  It includes copies of a number of documents including wills making it a useful tool for anyone who is considering researching their own ancestry.Angela Fortnum was born in the market town of Banbury, Oxfordshire, England where she attended school.  She fulfilled her desire to work in a bank in Banbury before transferring to a department in Birmingham, England.  Taking early retirement in 1998 she returned to the family home in Banbury.  By way of a complete change she took a course in health and social care for which she was awarded a certificate by Open University.  Having had time off she then began to research both her maternal and paternal ancestors.  After her mother's death she decided to share a share tribute to her mother by writing "Pages and Leaflets of North Oxforshire".https://www.angelafortnum.com/https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pages-Leaflets-North-Oxfordshire-Pre-1700-1959-ebook/dp/B07HMTFL3M/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=pages+and+leaflets+of+north+oxfordshire+y+angela+fortnum&qid=1629575147&sr=8-1http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/afortnumlp.mp3   

Aug 26

19 min 32 sec

CLOUDY WITNESS: BLESSEDLY ASSURED by Janette JonesBlessed assurance Jesus is mine... Overcomers often find themselves humming this well-known Christian hymn while going through the day-to-day uncertainties of life.Cloudy Witness/Blessedly Assured, tale weaving at its best, takes the reader into the presumptuous world of Etta Mae and Donnie Smith, Tonika and Josh Gibbons, Delilah and Damien Whitman. Included in the mix is fast talking rumormonger, Stephanie Willis. Upon which two of these unsuspecting souls also experience life changing encounters with a clandestine figure clad in white.Cloudy Witness merges two inspirational stage projects together in a most unique way. Hebrews 12:1a NIV "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses...." serves as the focal point. The end result of it all is an awe inspiring work of Christian fiction.Janette is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and currently serves as an associate minister at Allen Chapel AME Church in Omaha, Nebraska.  As a prior military family, Janette and her husband of forty-eight years, both native North Carolinians, traveled extensively to numerous faraway places as Germany, France, England, and Greece. The Jones’ are the proud parents of two adult sons and one daughter with three grandkids. As an accomplished playwright, director and producer Janette’s first stage production titled Sistah Girl debuted in 2002. The stage production received rave reviews that led to its eagerly awaited presentation for two years afterward. Its follow up, Sistah Girl Revisited debuted in 2005. Then as a tribute to a beloved deceased cast member, Sistah Girl Now & Again was produced in 2008 at the Witherspoon Concert Hall (Joslyn Art Museum).Cloudy Witness/Blessedly Assured was birthed in 2012 with its long-awaited sequel Finding A Happy Medium followed in 2018. Any questions lacking answers in Cloudy Witness are skillfully remedied well beyond speculation in this rewarding sequel. Janette was a featured personality in the Emmy Award-winning 2009 documentary, ‘An Inaugural Ride to Freedom: The Legacy of a People, a Movement, and a Mission,’ an Omowale Akintunde film. The documentary was a depiction of a cross-country bus trip made by college students, and members of the Omaha community to the inauguration of then President Barak Obama.   Still, later in 2010, Janette was later cast in Omawale’s 2010 film ‘Wigger’ featuring Anna Marie Horsford, and Meshach Taylor.Janette’s love for floral designing as well as event planning culminated into a home based designing business. Make My Day Floral Creations/Event Planner founded over twenty some years ago with event planning, fashion show production, floral designing becoming yet another major part of a highly acclaimed repertoire. Janette’s bridal floral designs have been commissioned from clients as far away as Chicago, Arizona, Texas, California and Georgia.  Both literary works are available online at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles. etc., or you may visit her website and receive a personalized copy! To learn more about this versatile overachiever please visit www.jusjan.com or visit her Facebook page: Cloudy Witness.https://www.amazon.com/Cloudy-Witness-Blessedly-Janette-Jones-ebook/dp/B0792X7WDNhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/glsuho8121.mp3   FINDING A HAPPY MEDIUM: LET THE REDEEMED SAY SO by Janette JonesTherefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud ofwitnesses ... "Hebrews 12: 1 NIVInspirational-fiction author / playwright Janette Jones hasdone it again!The gamut of dramatic emotions you'll experience in thisawe-inspiring work of fiction are endless!Finding a Happy Medium , the Sequel picks up where CloudyWitness / Blessedly Assured left off!The Smiths, the Gibbons, the Whitman's and Stephanie Willis'quest to 'find a happy medium' between the unforeseeninvasion with paranormal of the biblical-kind continues.Expect even more drama from the biblical specters as theyexact their out-of-character demeanor and expressionshttps://www.amazon.com/-/es/Janette-Jones-ebook/dp/B07B5S9H46/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&qid=1629838329&refinements=p_27%3AJanette+Jones&s=digital-text&sr=1-4&text=Janette+Joneswww.jusjan.com

Aug 26

21 min 16 sec

FAITHWALK: A WALK FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT by Bonnie Lou OliverWhen a new Christian cries out for God's "perfect will" and "purpose" to be fulfilled in their life, one can expect literally "all hell" to break loose. Nothing else makes sense as the pure character building "walk" begins.Bonnie had finally reached a comfort level in her life after many years of upheaval. That comfort level soon changes when she answered a TV advertisement, she hope would fill an emotional void in her life. The calling, she goes from death row to the highest office in state government carrying her message o result of this change took her from literal darkness to the "the Light." But not without going through several years of one fiery trail after another.During the first seven years following her response to the TV ad, Bonnie found herself jailed, bankrupt and living out of her car as she continued to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. Through those years of character building with the Lord, she raised herself from the pits of depression. Once discovering herf injustice. This could have never happened if she had not developed the personal relationship with Jesus that many people only talk about, but few really experience, because they cannot find it within themselves to sacrifice "all" to "Walk a Mile in HIS shoes."Diverse would best describe Bonnie. Her story challenges many, but especially the men living out their sentences in prison, whether on death row or spending life in prison. She meets a man who is truly innocent, not believing the injustice she witnessed, she takes up the gauntlet to fight his case. she believed making a difference in another's life, would make her life worth living. She takes the knowledge she gained from study to the governor's office...Justice...that is all she wants—justice!Academic struggles plagued her all through life as she went from one probationary period to another. leaving her mark wherever she went until she earned a Master's Degree from Wheaton College.After a devastating divorce, followed by despair. There were seasons when she was homeless. Never feeling accepted. In a crowd she will hang back—observing all around. Unless someone gets her in a conversation, they will never find out the depth of her personality and her Christian faith.https://www.amazon.com/Faithwalk-Darkness-Light-Bonnie-Oliver/dp/1737623641/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=faithwalk&qid=1628517816&s=books&sr=1-1www.boliverfaithwalk.comhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/boliverfr.mp3   

Aug 26

24 min 31 sec

WALKING FREE: FROM BONDAGE TO LIBERTY by Gregory OliverGregory sat in a small cell that he shared with another inmate and questioned, "why am I here? Lord? What did I do wrong to cost me the rest of my life in prison with a walking death sentence? Please let me know, I am man enough to handle it, but I need to know where I went wrong? "The answer came in three simple words, "It was rigged!"As soon as Gregory was arrested for a murder and assault that his mentally ill brother committed, he set out on a course to prove just how a judicial system that he believed in could be so corrupt that they would concoct a story that would send an innocent man away for the rest of his life. He could not fight it alone so from the time he was locked up in St. Louis City Jail he prayed that the Lord would send someone who would believe in his innocence to help him. Little did he know his help was going to come from one Michigan white woman who fought alongside him until the governor commuted his sentence.His fight did not end there because there was still the scar on his name, and he had to clear his name. He entered a fight that would take years to unravel the "Gordian Knot" of corruption and the legal lies that surrounded his name. He never wavered in his faith in the Lord's leading which caused him to be mocked and jeered at for over twenty years. He discovered that through all of this, the Lord moves in steps and stages, and in his heart he was able to be "Walking Free" in the Word of God.Born in the inner city of St. Louis, Missouri, Gregory encountered all the situations a young man from the inner-city encounters. Fortunately, he received the foundation from his father and mother as instructed by the Lord, "train up a child in the way he should go and when he becomes old, he will not depart from it." From a youth, everyone commented on his smile. He wore it continually no matter his environment. Gentle meekness would describe your first impression of him.In his late teens he enlisted in the Army and served two enlistments, six years. He is a patriot and loves his country regardless of what man might try to do with it. Gregory is a lover of all men no matter what their race, religion, or gender. Encouragement should be his middle name because after you meet him and allow him to share with you—when you leave his company you know you have been blessed.https://www.amazon.com/Walking-Free-Bondage-Gregory-Oliver/dp/1737623692/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Gregory+Oliver&qid=1628868886&s=books&sr=1-1www.gregoliverwalkingfree.comhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/boliverhfr.mp3  

Aug 26

27 min 13 sec

MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR THEE by Jack M. WaisterStory bounces back and forth as memories are recalled and discussed. I discuss life before becoming a Christian and after becoming a Christian. I even discuss how one becomes a Christian according to scripture and not some robbed figure far away or some guru-like cult figure... I lay out the truths of beliefs as clearly as possible. The reader must decide for themselves what to do with the truths presented.Author is currently 52 years old. The event discussed in the text occurred when he was 32. He had become a Christian a few years before that. This is a brief transcript of the events.https://www.amazon.com/Grace-Sufficient-Thee-Jack-Waister/dp/1796099252http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/jmwaisterinf.mp3   

Aug 26

19 min 51 sec

FROM PENGUINS TO PARADISE: MY LIFE AS AN ADVERTISING MAN by Paddy HayesThe book follows the development of my career in ad. agencies from graduate trainee in London to International Senior Vice President, including periods posted overseas in Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong. Is this the funniest book about the ad industry to hit the bookshops this year - whilst being the most informative about what goes on inside agencies in London and around the world?It charts the career of a young agency executive. His insightful and often hilarious experiences range from the pitfalls of trying to make penguins perform for a TV commercial in London, to the trials of opening some of the first Western agencies in Moscow and China. The reader will laugh and learn in equal measure.Author's Bio: Paddy was born in England in 1947. After schooling in Kent, he gained a BA (Honours) degree in Business Studies from a college in London, before joining Garland Compton as a Graduate Trainee. He then worked for periods inBBD&O, Kenyon and Eckhardt and Masius Wynne Williams as he rose through the ranks to Group Account Director. He was then head-hunted to join Leo Burnett in Singapore as Deputy Managing Director, and thereafter he was appointedManaging Director Bangkok for Kenyon and Eckhardt. In 1984 he rejoined Masius in London where he became responsible for the worldwide development of one of the agency's largest accounts which included the opening of offices "behind the Iron Curtain" in Moscow and other East European countries. Finally, he was posted to Hong Kong as Regional Account Director Asia Pacific and General Manager (China). Paddy retired in 1995.https://www.amazon.com/Penguins-Paradise-Paddy-Hayes-ebook/dp/B096ZZ7NDH/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1623774932&sr=1-1https://www.paddyhayesauthor.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/pathayesgwm.mp3  

Sep 2

25 min 6 sec

LOOK THE OTHER WAY by Michael Mohan Joshua and Patrick FoleyLook the Other Way is a passion project between native Michigan screenwriters Michael Mohan Joshua and Patrick Foley over a three-month period in 2003. Over the years, Joshua has kept editing the story into what it is today, a snapshot of modern society. Daily news of sexual assault is prevalent throughout society. No longer can we as a global community look the other way. Through education and communication, citizens can change the norms of "bad behavior."Michael Mohan Joshua was born in Pakistan, grew up in United States of America in a middle-class spiritual environment where questioning the existence of oneself, let alone GOD/Higher Power, was allowed. Having traveled around this giant globe, Joshua considers himself a citizen of the world, yet he accepts that sentiment may not be returned.Michael Mohan Joshua has written several other works of fiction and poetry including:Life of a Photographer, a novellaWalking and Thinking in Manhattan, a book of poemsRambling and Other Thoughts: A Collection of Modern PoetryWith Nobody, Joshua's debut screenplay which was produced into a feature filmJoshua is greatly influenced by Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and the entire Beat Generation. He has tried to live by the spirits of the Beats!Joshua is planning to direct this screenplay into a motion picture soon.https://www.amazon.com/dp/148098146X/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_juGIFbQ7VD2CY?pldnSite=1http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/mmjoshuaec.mp3

Sep 2

22 min 52 sec

THE ASCENDING ROSE by Amber KozlowskiHer name is Nocturne Rosensturm, born into the ruling family of the Kingdom of Schwarzswald. Her birth was foreseen by the very first vampires. As new and old betrayals threaten the very existence of her kingdom and the vampire race in general, she joins forces with her family and friends to stop the threats. Will they succeed in saving both her kingdom and the vampire race?About AmberAmber Kozlowski first published work was in the fifth grade through local media.Her love of the dark fantasy world and growing up reading numerous books aboutanything that interested her.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087K1698Xhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/akozlowski.mp3  

Sep 2

19 min 1 sec

Catholics read the Scriptures: Commentary on Benedict XVI's Verbum Domini by Bevil Bramwell OMIBenedict XVI's exhortation Verbum Domini is a concise summary of the theology of Scripture in the Catholic Church. This book is a graduate level analysis of the Catholic use of Scripture in prayer, liturgy and theology, as it is found in Benedict's exhortation. He also shows the possible uses of the modern tools of exegesis and their limitations when dealing with the Word given by God to his Church.The problem with this kind of tinkering was that one has to be expert in theological anthropology, in Christology and at least some philosophical hermeneutics. The highly developed skills that were demanded led to less able scholars treating the scriptures as a palimpsest on which they could write their own gospel so to speak. The issue of the unique nature of the sacred scriptures such that their only possibility of being understood lies in the tradition that gave them birth and that remains in union with them.Benedict XVI spotted this historical development and included a substantial theology of scripture and tradition in his presentation of the results of the Synod in 2008. As a result, in passing, he outlined a substantial educational project commensurate with the substantial reality that we call the scriptures. If it were ever to be implemented it would transform departments of scripture and the entire conception of how seminary education is carried out.Fr. Bramwell OMI teaches Systematic Theology at Catholic Distance University. He is from South Africa, did his doctorate at Boston College, and has five books to his credit including Laity: Beautiful, Good and True - Hans Urs von Balthasar's Theology of the Laity; The World of the Sacraments - The Catholic Theology of the Sacraments; John Paul II's Ex Corde Ecclesiae - The Gift of Catholic Universities to the World, and The Catholic Priesthood - A 360 Degree View. https://www.amazon.com/Catholics-read-Scriptures-Commentary-Benedict/dp/1494237687www.readersmagnet.comhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/frbevbramwellrm.mp3   

Sep 2

22 min 36 sec

THE BOYHOOD OF KAEDE - THE EMPIRE OF ELVES BOOK 1  by David ApplegateAfter the fall of Tir Na Nog, Elves left Earth and established a temporary home on Mars while they explored the stars. Discovering many new worlds, they built a large fleet and began a long exodus.Centuries later, Kaede Hashimoto, a flower Elf and the grandson of the Emperor, is born. However, Kaede is no ordinary child.The Empire has seen mostly peace, but times are changing. As Ogres, Goblins, and even other Elves routinely attack transports, the Empire struggles to meet fuel demands to maintain its massive fleet.Follow Kaede's journey as he grows up and discovers his purpose in life.#Elves #dragons #fantasy #indiepub #scifi #fantasy #books #writing#writerscommunity #bookcommunity #booksDavid was born in Sydney Australia and currently lives in Brisbane. He attended QUT where he studied computer science. He has travelled to Europe and parts of Asia.As a boy, he dreamt of Elves, spaceships and magic. He now intends to share the exciting journey of discovery and adventure with you.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DGSQCKD/www.brightneon.comhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting/.com/root/twia/davapplegate.mp3   POWER GAMES : BOOK TWO OF THE EMPIRE OF THE ELVES by David ApplegateKaede is growing up fast, and Emperor Takahiro is grooming Kaede to be his replacement. Facing many changes in his life, with little control over his life, Kaede goes with the flow and learns to start taking advantage.Along the way, Kaede makes new friends, sets himself goals and builds his popularity.Privy to secret information, and backed by the Emperor's wealth and influence, Kaede builds a business empire.However, the pirates have not given up, and events lead to a deadly confrontation that will change Kaede's life forever.https://www.amazon.com/-/es/gp/product/B07Z2LPGB6/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1www.brightneon.com

Sep 2

23 min 28 sec

IGNITING VALUES by Dora D'CostaGood values are relevant in any era, are character building and are conducive to building a better society.Values, that will enable the reader to emulate and pass on to others, have been selected.Stories inspire people of all ages to critically think about their own behaviour and that of others. Then people can objectively evaluate these behavioural patterns and improve where necessary.Dora D’Costa was born in Nairobi, Kenya EAST AFRICA to Indian Catholic parents. With her parents and siblings, she migrated to India just before Kenyan Independence. After completing her schooling she continued with her graduation, post-graduation and finally qualified as a teacher.Teaching has been her passion where she embraced a concern for all humanity. After teaching for many years in India she was on a holiday in Australia where she met her husband. Dora continued teaching and travelling. As a retiree, she devotes her time to writing.https://www.amazon.com/dp/195475311X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Dora+D%27Costa+Workbook+press&qid=1614876550&s=books&sr=1-1www.ignitingvalues.comhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/ddcostabp.mp3 

Sep 9

24 min 25 sec

DELIVERANCE FOR THE SAVED by Pastor Donatus C. OkaforAre you confused in life? Are you controlled by the spirit of fear? Do you think that you are held by unknown forces? Are you always faced with failures and disappointment even after much effort? Are you depressed in life? Are you thinking of committing suicide? Do you think that your future is being held and manipulated by some people? Are you held by generational curses? Are you really in need of God's intervention in your life? If you are affected by one of the above then "Deliverance for the Saved" should be your manual. In this book, you will learn practical ways of living a fulfilled life as a Christian. If all the principles in this book are followed faithfully, the great commission, both personal and mass deliverance, and how to maintain your deliverance are guaranteed.Bishop Donatus Okafor trained as an economist and statistician began his call to the ministry in 1999 when he founded Divine Touch (Deliverance) Ministries Botswana in Southern Africa. It was a small beginning, in the heart of the capital city of Gaborone, pastoring a small congregation of four members. Within three months, the number grew beyond one hundred and fifty, with two other branches within the country.In 2001 another branch was opened in Amsterdam- the Netherlands and yokes were broken and to God be the glory.In 2003, God moved Bishop Donatus Okafor to Aberdeen, Scotland - United Kingdom, because of the need for deliverance.And as God planned it, Divine Touch Ministries Worldwide was incorporated on 31st January 2005. And since then, God has raised Bishop Donatus Okafor in the area of Deliverance to change people’s lives. In 2009, another branch was opened in Montgomery, Alabama- USA, because of prayer, healing, and deliverance.Bishop Donatus Okafor has traveled around the globe as a result of deliverance. Together with his wonderful wife, Pastor Bernadette, he oversees Divine Touch Ministries Worldwide in Botswana-Southern Africa, Amsterdam-Netherlands, Aberdeen-Scotland, and Montgomery, Alabama- USA. Apart from operating in the fivefold ministries, Bishop Donatus Okafor operates in healing with signs following.He is an author, renowned conference speaker and an expounded preacher. Due to enormous work Bishop Donatus Okafor has done since 2009, Divine Touch Ministries Worldwide took a higher dimension. In 2012 the Episcopal Fellowship of Bishops through connecting the body of Christ fellowship Inc. consecrated Dr. Donatus Okafor as an Episcopal Bishop. In the same year, the State of Alabama House of Representative honored Bishop Donatus Okafor for good work.Subsequently the City of Montgomery, Alabama honored Bishop Okafor for an outstanding work in the City of Montgomery by presenting him with both certificates and corporate plaques.The City of Montgomery, Alabama also honored Bishop Okafor with 2014 Church Support Award.Based on the above, therefore the ‘Global Directory of WHO IS WHO honored Bishop Okafor as a LIFETIME MEMBER in her organization. Bishop Okafor is the author of Deliverance for the Saved and he is married to the amazing woman of God, Pastor Bernadette Okafor.https://deliveranceforthesaved.com/index.phphttps://www.amazon.com/Deliverance-Saved-Donatus-C-Okafor/dp/1608620220http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/donokaforrm.mp3  

Sep 9

23 min 59 sec

RHYTHMS PRIMEVAL by Maya Mitra DasThe verses of Maya Mitra Das plumb the alchemy of primeval moons and mist-wrapped mountains; delving deep into the realm of personal myth. Spanning the arc of ecstasy and despair, her poems explore the boundaries of human loneliness as well as the healing power of love.Poet and short story writer Maya Mitra Das was born in India and came to the U.S. in 1973. She studied internal medicine and pediatrics in India, England and the United States, earning her M.D. and Ph.D. She received her training at Downstate Medical Center and State University Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.She completed two fellowships-one for the department of hematology on oncology at U.C.L.A. Medical Center and the second at University of California San Francisco for radiation oncology. She currently serves on the medical staff at Children's hospital on Oakland, California working with sickle cell anemia in children. Among her many hobbies, Maya performs 'Bharatanatyam' Indian classical dance.Her poetry has appeared in her book Rhythms Primeval, the anthology Tuesday's Poetry, and two narrative poems have been anthologized in What's in a Name. Her fiction has appeared her full-length collection of short stories Silhouettes of Time, and in the anthologies Tremors: Short Fiction by California Writers and Insight, Hindsight & Flights of Fancy. She has also authored several scientific publications.https://www.amazon.com/Rhythms-Primeval-Maya-Mitra-Das/dp/1943471215https://www.authormayamitradas.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/mmdas2ec.mp3   

Sep 9

20 min 59 sec

 BIRD FROM HELL: FOURTH EDITION by Gerald McIsaacAs children, we are captivated by stories of huge fantastical creatures, such as the wooly mammoth and the pterodactyl. The prevailing wisdom is these species are long extinct, but new evidence uncovered by author Gerald McIsaac casts doubt on these widely held assumptions.McIsaac gathered stories from the elders of the First Nation those who were formerly referred to as Indians, Native Americans, or Aboriginals. First Nation elders provided McIsaac with detailed descriptions of six species long thought to be extinct. These species include the Devil Bird, the Hairy Elephant, the Wilderness Wolf, the Rubber-Faced Bear, the Lake Monster, and Sasquatch.In Bird from Hell, McIsaac separates fact from fiction by comparing eyewitness accounts of these species with scientific opinion concerning their identity. His conclusion is that these huge species are not extinct, but he needs assistance in gathering evidence to substantiate this claim. By following the simple directions provided in Bird from Hell, you can help prove these various species still exist.The author is a Caucasian mountain man who has lived among the First Nations people of western North America for over thirty years. The elders have provided him with detailed description of various animals, including the woolly mammoth, the dragon, the Loch Ness monster, the Sasquatch, the mega bear, and the dire wolf, among others. In his book, he describes his solitary quest for these magnificent species in the vastness of the remote mountains. The book is written with great humor and documents his battles with scientists and government bureaucrats who insist that these species are extinct. This book should appeal to the readers who are interested in doing more than just reading about these animals. It provides clear, simple instructions for those who are interested in joining the search. Readers are invited to take part in a scientific breakthrough https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08H5XMW7F/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0https://www.geraldmcisaac.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/germcisaacparch.mp3Occupy Movement and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat by Gerald McIsaacThe occupy movement that is currently sweeping the world is in fact a spontaneous revolutionary movement and lacks direction as the working class, the 99 percent, is not aware of itself as a class. This book attempts to bring to the 99 percent, the proletariat, the awareness of itself as a class and its historical destiny of overthrowing the capitalist class, the 1 percent, creating a socialist state for the benefit of the vast majority, and subsequently crushing the desperate and determined resistance of the 1 percent through the dictatorship of the proletariat.https://www.amazon.com/Occupy-Movement-Dictatorship-Proletariat-Mcisaac/dp/1490763317/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1592593550&sr=8-5https://www.geraldmcisaac.com/

Sep 9

23 min 8 sec

RUNNING WITH ROSELLE: HOW A BLIND BOY AND A PUPPY GREW UP, BECAME BEST FRIENDS, AND TOGETHER SURVIVED ONE OF AMERICA'S DARKEST DAYS by Michael Hingson with Jeanette HanscomeA puppy who became a true American hero. The blind boy who let nothing stop him. When they finally grew up and met, it was magic. On September 11, 2001, a blind man escaped the World Trade Center by walking down 78 flights of stairs with his guide dog. Days later, America fell in love with Mike and Roselle, and the special bond that helped them survive. Mike shared his story in the New York Times bestselling book, Thunder Dog. Now, in Running With Roselle, kids can follow Roselle as she grows from an energetic yellow Lab prone to stealing her puppy raiser’s slippers to a confident guide dog who passes the ultimate test when her partner needs her most. Meet Mike, a boy blind from birth who excels in public school, shocks the neighbors by riding his bicycle through the streets of Palmdale, CA, drives a car around his college campus, and uses his relationship of trust and teamwork with Roselle to help others on a day that changed America forever.Michael Hingson wrote the runaway bestseller, Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero. He lives on the water in Novato, California with his wife, Karen, his guide dog, Africa, and Africa's mother Fantasia. When he isn't traveling the world with Africa speaking and teaching, he enjoys playing with his dogs, cooking, and helping Karen with her quilting business. Mike's favorite things include Harry Potter books, nachos with cheese only, talking with people on his ham radio set, and listening to vintage radio shows. Visit Mike's website: michaelhingson.com.Jeanette Hanscome is the author of three published books and many articles and stories. Her most recent work includes a ghostwritten story for Guideposts magazine and a chapter in Rescue Dogs, Firefighting Heroes and Science Facts. Though she has been visually impaired since birth, Jeanette refuses to allow her limitations to hold her back from doing the things she loves. When she isn't writing, she enjoys teaching writing workshops, knitting and crocheting, cooking and baking, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Visit Jeanette's website: jeanettehanscome.com.https://www.amazon.com/Running-Roselle-Together-Survived-Americas/dp/0615905234www.MichaelHingson.comhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/mhingsonec.mp3   THUNDER DOG: THE TRUE STORY OF A BLIND MAN, HIS GUIDE DOG, AND THE TRIUMPH OF TRUST by Michael Hingson with Susy FloryFaith. Trust. Triumph.“I’m sorry,” the doctor said. “He is permanently and totally blind. There is nothing we can do for him.”George and Sarah Hingson looked at each other, devastated. Their six-month-old son, Michael was a happy, strawberry blond baby boy, healthy and normal in every way except one. When the Hingsons switched on a light or made silly faces, Michael did not react. Ever. “My best suggestion is that you send him to a home for the blind,” the doctor continued. “He will never be able to do anything for himself.”Forty-seven years later, a yellow Labrador retriever puppy was born in the whelping unit of Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California. The puppy’s name was Roselle. On September 11, 2001, she saved Michael’s life. This is Roselle’s story too.―From the IntroductionEvery moment in Michael Hingson’s and Roselle’s lives seemed to lead up to this day. When one of four hijacked planes flew into the World Trade Center’s north tower on September 11, 2001, Michael Hingson, a district sales manager for a data protection and network security systems company, was sitting down for a meeting. His guide dog, Roselle, was at his feet. Paired for twenty-one months, man and dog spent that time forging a bond of trust, much like police partners who trust their lives to each other.Michael couldn’t see a thing, but he could hear the sounds of shattering glass, falling debris, and terrified people flooding around him and Roselle. However, Roselle sat calmly beside him. In that moment, Michael chose to trust Roselle’s judgment and not to panic. They were a team.Thunder Dog is a story that will forever change your spirit and your perspective. It illuminates Hingson’s lifelong determination to achieve parity in a sighted world and how the rare trust between a man and his guide dog can inspire an unshakable faith in each one of us.https://www.amazon.com/Thunder-Dog-Story-Blind-Triumph/dp/1400204720/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&qid=1630725296&refinements=p_27%3AMichael+Hingson&s=books&sr=1-2&text=Michael+Hingson

Sep 9

24 min 52 sec

BECOMING THE ADMIRAL'S WIFE: A DUAL MEMOIR OF A CALLED PAIR by Cecily Watson KellnIn this confessional memoir, Cecily Watson Kelln leaves the comforts of her childhood "Cackleberry Farm" to face womanhood fraught with struggles to find love and security. Divorce, rejection, and despair try to knock her down. But her mother's exemplary Christian faith keeps her full of hope.This true story involves travel and adventures, such as the Peace Corps, cold winter in a tent, and a psychedelic baptism. Becoming the Admiral's Wife is a beautiful testimony of the author's search to know God, and how she eventually finds Him in several dramatic encounters with Jesus Christ. By God's mercy and grace, she ultimately meets the loving Christian man who becomes her husband. With inserted excerpts of his fast-track career in the early years of the nuclear Navy, the book illustrates the power of Christ-centered marriage and inspires readers to patiently trust in God's divine plan for their own lives.Cecily Watson Kelln was raised in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, to be a proper debutante. However after college and Peace Corps (Peru), Cecily flung herself into the culture of the 1970s and accrued momentum for enough failed marriages to create a juicy memoir. But while on vacation in Fort Lauderdale, the Hound of Heaven, Jesus Christ Himself, culminated His dogged pursuit of her until she fell prostrate before Him to accept Him as her Lord and Savior.Over the years, Cecily became a student of the Bible. Finally content to be single, Cecily moved to rural Virginia to care for her widowed mother. In an unexpected encounter, Cecily was introduced to her "new best friend," a retired Navy Admiral. They met at a square dance class. They courted and were united a year later in a Christian marriage. Her life story memoir had a new, happy set of chapters with plenty of innovative endeavors as the couple got involved in Christian ministries and moved steadily westward from Virginia.Cecily has three grown children and eight grandchildren. She and her husband, Albert Lee Kelln, also the author of his own memoir, "Living the MIRACLES: A Sailor's Life in the Nuclear Power Age," live on a little farm with animals, water tanks, and solar panels in the Texas Hill Country.www.kellnbooks.comhttps://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Admirals-Wife-Memoir-Called/dp/1737525542/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Becoming+the+Admiral%27s+Wife%3A+A+Dual+Memoir+of+a+Called+Pair+Proisle+Publishing&qid=1630282972&sr=8-1http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/ceckelinfr.mp3  LIVING THE MIRACLES: A SAILOR'S LIFE IN THE NUCLEAR POWER AGE by Albert Lee KellnAl Kelln's twenty-seven miracles will inspire the reader. The son of German speaking immigrants left the aftermath of the Depression in Oklahoma to become a Naval officer and nuclear propulsion engineer.His years at U.S. Naval Academy (class of 1952) prepared him for destroyer and diesel submarine deployments to the Korean War. Surviving several close calls, the author trained in Admiral Rickover's Nuclear Power School.Early exploratory voyages under the ice to the Arctic Ocean on nuclear submarine USS Skate allowed him to be the first person to have flown over, stood at, and gone under the ice at the North Pole.Kelln served in the construction and subsequent operation of four nuclear submarines. Admiral Rickover made him the Chief Engineer of Aircraft Carrier Enterprise CVAN for its operations in the Mediterranean, its circumnavigation of the world, and shipyard overhaul.With humor, the author shares poignant meetings with John Eisenhower, the Queen of Greece, and ruffians at Holy Loch, Scotland.After retirement, Admiral Kelln founded the Naval Submarine League and several Christian endeavors, including a Pregnancy Center. He and his wife, Cecily, live in Llano, Texas and continue their teaching ministries.www.kellnbooks.comhttps://www.amazon.com/Living-MIRACLES-Sailors-Nuclear-Power-ebook/dp/B07X4JSPCR/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Living+the+Miracles+Albert+Lee+Kelln&qid=1630592819&s=books&sr=1-1http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/akelinfr.mp3   

Sep 9

24 min 2 sec

SERMONS WITH INSIGHT by Roland Zimany, Ph.D."Roland Zimany is a theologically well-informed, biblically adept, gifted communicator of the Christian faith.  The sermons and lectures in this book are not only substantial but also engaging.  How refreshing it is to be encountered by a preacher who loves a congregation enough to tell them the truth about God in all its richness and demanding depth!" ~William H. Willimon "There are excellent sermons in this collection.  Many that need to be heard and read time and again." ~M. Jolley With an undergraduate degree from Princeton, Roland Zimany worked in business and government in the New York City area for fourteen years, before getting an M. Div. from Union Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. in Religion from Duke, and then teaching as Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Blackburn College and serving as a Lutheran minister.https://www.amazon.com/Sermons-Insight-Roland-Zimany/dp/1622879104/ref=monarch_sidesheethttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/rolzimanyec.mp3   

Sep 10

18 min 32 sec

Aging Healthfully, Happily & Gracefully10 Tips for Living a More Sacred, Balanced Life in Body, Mind & Spiritwith Susan Smith Jones, PhDIt was Mark Twain who once wrote: Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. Let’s face it, we all age, but do we always need to look like we’re aging? Is it possible to slow down the aging process? And why is it that some celebrities and other people look the same today as they did 10 years ago, while others look like they’ve aged 30 years in 10 years.Well, our guest today, Dr. Susan Smith Jones, PhD, has focused her studies on longevity, anti-aging, and high-level wellness for over 35 years, and she will give us 10 surefire tips to help keep our body, mind and spirit youthful…no matter our age.SusanSmithJones.comhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/ssj93.mp3

Sep 15

41 min 1 sec

THE LIFE AND STORY OF ONE-EYED JOE ED SMITH: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Joe Edward SmithI am writing this book to tell the story of a kid from Everett who joined the Army in the early 1960s and served in Korea, Asia, and West Germany. As a young man, I believed then as I do now about service above self. I hope that this story will be meaningful to the reader. I am inspired by my experiences with the Army; the US Postal Service; the Franklin Institute of Boston; the University of Lowell; the Massachusetts Department of Public Works; Saint Michael Parish; the town of North Andover, Massachusetts; and numerous other institutions. I've had my share of life's ups and downs, but the downs have been few, so I guess you can say I've been lucky and will add that it's all because of you, the people I have known. As I write this, my life's story, between each line of pain and glory, I want you to know: the town of North Andover-you are the best thing that ever happened to me!The Life and Story of One-Eyed Joe Ed Smith: An Autobiography: Smith, Joe Edward: 9781662437090: Amazon.com: Bookshttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/jedsmith.mp3

Sep 16

21 min 31 sec

LIVING THE MIRACLES: A SAILOR'S LIFE IN THE NUCLEAR POWER AGE by Albert Lee KellnAl Kelln's twenty-seven miracles will inspire the reader. The son of German speaking immigrants left the aftermath of the Depression in Oklahoma to become a Naval officer and nuclear propulsion engineer.His years at U.S. Naval Academy (class of 1952) prepared him for destroyer and diesel submarine deployments to the Korean War. Surviving several close calls, the author trained in Admiral Rickover's Nuclear Power School.Early exploratory voyages under the ice to the Arctic Ocean on nuclear submarine USS Skate allowed him to be the first person to have flown over, stood at, and gone under the ice at the North Pole.Kelln served in the construction and subsequent operation of four nuclear submarines. Admiral Rickover made him the Chief Engineer of Aircraft Carrier Enterprise CVAN for its operations in the Mediterranean, its circumnavigation of the world, and shipyard overhaul.With humor, the author shares poignant meetings with John Eisenhower, the Queen of Greece, and ruffians at Holy Loch, Scotland.After retirement, Admiral Kelln founded the Naval Submarine League and several Christian endeavors, including a Pregnancy Center. He and his wife, Cecily, live in Llano, Texas and continue their teaching ministries.www.kellnbooks.comhttps://www.amazon.com/Living-MIRACLES-Sailors-Nuclear-Power-ebook/dp/B07X4JSPCR/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Living+the+Miracles+Albert+Lee+Kelln&qid=1630592819&s=books&sr=1-1http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/akelinfr.mp3   BECOMING THE ADMIRAL'S WIFE: A DUAL MEMOIR OF A CALLED PAIR by Cecily Watson KellnIn this confessional memoir, Cecily Watson Kelln leaves the comforts of her childhood "Cackleberry Farm" to face womanhood fraught with struggles to find love and security. Divorce, rejection, and despair try to knock her down. But her mother's exemplary Christian faith keeps her full of hope.This true story involves travel and adventures, such as the Peace Corps, cold winter in a tent, and a psychedelic baptism. Becoming the Admiral's Wife is a beautiful testimony of the author's search to know God, and how she eventually finds Him in several dramatic encounters with Jesus Christ. By God's mercy and grace, she ultimately meets the loving Christian man who becomes her husband. With inserted excerpts of his fast-track career in the early years of the nuclear Navy, the book illustrates the power of Christ-centered marriage and inspires readers to patiently trust in God's divine plan for their own lives.Cecily Watson Kelln was raised in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, to be a proper debutante. However after college and Peace Corps (Peru), Cecily flung herself into the culture of the 1970s and accrued momentum for enough failed marriages to create a juicy memoir. But while on vacation in Fort Lauderdale, the Hound of Heaven, Jesus Christ Himself, culminated His dogged pursuit of her until she fell prostrate before Him to accept Him as her Lord and Savior.Over the years, Cecily became a student of the Bible. Finally content to be single, Cecily moved to rural Virginia to care for her widowed mother. In an unexpected encounter, Cecily was introduced to her "new best friend," a retired Navy Admiral. They met at a square dance class. They courted and were united a year later in a Christian marriage. Her life story memoir had a new, happy set of chapters with plenty of innovative endeavors as the couple got involved in Christian ministries and moved steadily westward from Virginia.Cecily has three grown children and eight grandchildren. She and her husband, Albert Lee Kelln, also the author of his own memoir, "Living the MIRACLES: A Sailor's Life in the Nuclear Power Age," live on a little farm with animals, water tanks, and solar panels in the Texas Hill Country.www.kellnbooks.comhttps://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Admirals-Wife-Memoir-Called/dp/1737525542/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Becoming+the+Admiral%27s+Wife%3A+A+Dual+Memoir+of+a+Called+Pair+Proisle+Publishing&qid=1630282972&sr=8-1http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/ceckelinfr.mp3 

Sep 16

41 min 14 sec

THINK LIKE A MOLECULE: SEEKING INSPIRATION IN THE STRUCTURES OF THOUGHT by Chuck ChamplinDespite their complex structures, molecules most likely do not take time to ponder the ways they fit into the big scheme of things. But when zillions of molecules combine into organized, functional systems, we get everything including you and me and some seven or eight billion others. It’s likely that after the big Bang, matter came together, all on its own, to create life and thinking minds. Now our minds, built from “accidental” creativity, can intentionally assemble marvelous new things. Using a star-burst-shaped “twinkle” as a visual symbol of a “molecule of thought,” our life-changing and world- changing ideas come one step closer to physical reality.Chuck Champlin studied literature and architecture at UC Berkeley, then worked in journalism (editor/writer at LA Times) and at the Walt Disney Company’s Imagineering unit, where he helped manage a global Children’s Summit at Disneyland Paris in the 1990’s. The twinkle-shaped “molecule of meaning” is inspired by the idea of Disney “pixie dust,” representing moments of inspiration, “magic” and insight. The twinkle can also can stand for a “needed solution,” such as the idea of “X” representing the answer looked for in an algebraic equation.https://www.amazon.com/Think-Like-Molecule-Inspiration-Structures/dp/1643144669 https://thinklikeamolecule.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/chchamplin.mp3  

Sep 16

25 min 11 sec

UNTIL HELL FREEZES  OVER by Ernie MoultonSheila Mictackic had gone missing one afternoon when she was elevenand had not been seen again. Her brother, George, had told when she went to school that morning that if anything happened to her, he would not stop looking for her until Hell freezes over. He found her 25 years later, a prisoner of the gang he was pursuing. He restored her health and beauty, but she could not tell him what had happened to her or where she had been all that time. He called his team together and they began to open her memories. A man had abducted her and put her into the white slave trade. He determined to find that man if he still lived. To do so, he formed a team of four eleven-year-old girls willing to go on the internet and talk to anyone. They did not have to invite pedophiles-just being there would attract the men he wanted to put out of business, and perhaps find the one man in particular that he wanted.Ernie Moulton was born near Tampa, Florida and grew up in Florida.  He published his first stories in the school newspaper while in the fifth grade, and has continued writing stories.  His extensive travels while in the Navy and later while working for the Army bring life to his scenarios and characterizations.   He now lives and writes in Crestwood, Kentucky.https://www.amazon.com/Until-Hell-Freezes-Ernie-Moulton/dp/1956074228/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1628275304&sr=1-1https://www.erniemoulton.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/gsh091621.mp3   

Sep 16

19 min 28 sec

PROGRESSIVISM: OUR ROAD TO SERFDOM: ARISE AMERICA: REBUILD YOUR GOD-GIVEN CAPITALIST FOUNDATIONS by Zester and Marilyn HatfieldIs the American dream really dead? What really makes the different between a "have" and a "have not"? In Progressivism: Our Road to Serfdom, authors Zester and Marilyn Hatfield examine these questions and others in light of the historic realities of who we are, where we have come from, and where we are going in relation to wages, job security, full employment, personal wealth accumulation, and personal freedoms.The Hatfields discuss the causes and history behind the current failing economy and present a step-by-step understanding of how to rebuild our God-given capitalist foundations with greater success. It takes a candid look at how new wealth is created by current and advancing technologies. Moreover, it reveals the secrets and the inner workings of progressive socialism-the political and ideological barrier that stands between those who love America and the republic's limited form of government.Progressivism: Our Road to Serfdom presents a fascinating story of how wealth is created and its effect on all Americans-wage earners, small business owners, and equity owners both large and small. It demonstrates how the Constitution gives all Americans the unalienable right to prosper from their own labor and capital possessions.Zester Hatfield is a practicing financial consultant and holds licenses in real estate, insurance, and securities. Marilyn J. Hatfield is a practicing tax and financial advisor, author, and business manager. She holds licenses in accounting, tax preparation, securities, and insurance. They have six children and twenty-four grandchildren.https://www.amazon.com/Progressivism-Serfdom-God-Given-Capitalist-Foundations/dp/142693386X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Progressivism%3A+Our+Road+to+Serfdom%3A+Arise+America%3A+Rebuild+Your+God-Given+Capitalist+Foundations&qid=1631734960&sr=8-1http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/mhatfieldec.mp3  

Sep 16

21 min 52 sec

SEVEN: A STORY OF THINGS TO COME by Alice Johnson ChildsWhen the impossible to believe becomes impossible to ignore...The instant when the beginning of the end finally happened, the world at large was unprepared to face the aftermath of the event that heralded it. In a small remote mountain town tucked away inthe hills of North Carolina, a band of friends must now face what will be the last seven years of human history. The choices they make will determine their ultimate destiny.“The three of us laid down in beds that were not our own in a place that was not our home in a world that in the blink of an eye has become dark and foreboding. Despite our uncertainties, we laid down to sleep at peace, closer to each other than ever before. We didn’t yet know much about what we would soon be facing, but we closed our eyes that night knowing that from here on out whatever surprises or horrors we would face...good or bad, easy or hard, live or die, we now belonged to God’s family. We were now Tribulation Brothers.”“Now the Rubicon so to speak, has been irrevocably crossed. The Tribulation has begun. The countdown has started. The span of our lives and of this world is now set. The number of years this world has left - seven.”Raised in the Piedmont region of South Carolina, Alice Johnson Childs has dreamed of being a writer since childhood. Mother to her children Kristen and Mitch, and grandmother of five, she has been published in Rapture Ready, and Prophecy Update among other Christian websites. She lives at home with her husband, David, three dogs (Orson, Luna, and Jett), and a mute feline (Flower Cat). Legally blind, she writes all of her material on her cell phone, from a rocking chair on the front porch or in her living room. Her upcoming projects include a compilation of poems and prose, and a collection of Christian articles. On the side, she writes many amusing stories for each of her grandchildren.https://www.writersrepublic.com/bookshop/seven-story-things-comehttps://www.authoralicechilds.com/http://www.bluefunkroadcasting.com/root/twia/alchildswr.mp3   

Sep 23

22 min 34 sec

The Cats Who Love(d) Me And The One Who Doesn't by Joyce FitzGerald GallowayWho would have thought that cats will make her take a 180-degree turn in her life? She never thought the impact they will have in her life. Cats can bring out latent talents in humans, and they do so with remarkable success for author Joyce FitzGerald Galloway, as told in the pages of “The Cats Who Love(d) Me and the One Who Doesn’t”. She shares her learning, adventures and stories of how these little creatures were an important part of her life.The author takes readers from the beginning when one stormy night, she retrieves a drenched and frightened tiger kitten from a gutter near her home in Ireland. Penny is to lead the parade of these cats, cats with colorful beauty and remarkable individuality, as they are endowed with special gifts, all but one giving her affection. For instance, there’s Spot, the watch-cat who thwarts a burglary, and Bunny, a cross between a rabbit and a clown, and many more.In this book, readers will get to follow some cats cavorting through its pages, each brought to life by the author’s descriptive powers that illuminate the surroundings. These cats that tapped the author’s ability to nurture will also tap the reader’s wonder in this entertaining and amusing book.About the AuthorJoyce FitzGerald Galloway, formerly of Staten Island, New York, Cork City, Ireland, and Hough’s Neck, Massachusetts, now lives in Massachusetts where she is retired from her position as staffing coordinator at a health care facility. She has also been employed as an executive assistant at a Boston bank. An anthologized poet, with a love of travel and cooking for large groups, she shared her interests with her late husband, Dicey, an award-winning singer with the 1950’s Doo Wop group The Harptones. Currently, she is doing work with trapping and caring for feral cats and presently has six of them in her home. It is still her dream to live in New York again someday.www.BookWhirl.orghttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/jfgallowaybw.mp3   

Sep 23

20 min 33 sec

60 YEARS LIVING WITH DIABETES: IN SPITE OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION by James ZajacIn 60 Years Living with Diabetes: In Spite of the Medical Profession, author James Zajac details the Arduous road from his diagnosis with diabetes at age 13 to his current successful-albeit untraditional-Management of the disease at age 73.Zajac describes the genesis of his diabetes following a childhood bout with rheumatic fever, shortly afterward he got his first of the negligence and indifference rampant in the medical community, engendering an early distrust in conventional medicine. He then recounts his youthful rebellion against the management of his disease, until a meeting with a forward thinking doctor set him on a path of self-sufficiency that persists to this day. Throughout, Zajac provides invaluable advice regarding natural, non-traditional treatments for diabetes while exposing the incompetence of the medical professionals he has encountered through the years.Zajac concludes the book by challenging the state of healthcare in the United States providing statistical as well as anecdotal information that calls for reform of the system. 60 Years is an enlightening window into the life of a diabetic and his mission to encourage the American public to take responsibility for their own healthcare and to no rely entirely on the doctors.A Connecticut native, James Zajac has lived in Pennsylvania for the past 50 years.  He lives with his wife and enjoys gardening, bike riding, swimming and in his earlier years horseback riding, whitewater kayaking and skiing.https://www.amazon.com/60-Years-Living-Diabetes-Profession-ebook/dp/B0892TV6CV/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=60+Years+Living+with+Diabetes%3A+In+Spite+of+the+Medical+Profession&qid=1630523131&s=books&sr=1-1http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/blinkscr92321.mp3  

Sep 23

23 min 39 sec

RALPHIE AND FRIENDS by Barbara TuffordFun-loving friends go on adventures all over the world and beyond. It is after all, all about the life of dogs.The Author is a retired master groomer and an avid animal lover. Her goal is to share this lighthearted series to lift who is down, change frowns into smiles and most of all take a few minutes to forget about the stress of everyday living.https://www.amazon.com/Ralphie-Friends-Barbara-Jackson/dp/1954886330?https://tuffdogstaff.com/order-page/www.litprime.comhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/btuffordlp.mp3   Other Books by BarbaraRalphie's Adventures Continuehttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1954886373/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1Up Up and Away Ralphie https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1954886357/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2

Sep 23

18 min 49 sec