Lora and her family left for a family vacation, excited to celebrate the holidays, but sounds of music and laughter in their van were shattered by a head-on collision. Lora watched helplessly as, one-by-one, her beloved family slipped into eternity. Awake in a nightmare, all traces of laughter were replaced by the mournful cries of a wounded heart. Lora Jones gives her testimony today on Mornings with Kelli and Steve, and tells how the intimacy of her Heavenly Father filled her broken heart.
"Health is so much more than just physical- the total picture of health encompasses all parts of who we are." Michelle Opel is passionate about helping others find true health and get spiritually, emotionally, and physically healthy. Michelle shares how God delivered her from a life of addiction to food and alcohol fuled by childhood trauma. Inside Michelle's transformation, she discovered her purpose, to help and encourage other people only for God's glory.
Steve and Hannah got a surprise visit from the Christian Rock Band, Sanctus Real this morning! Their 9th album dropped today, and the band members shared the story behind their brand new single “Unstoppable God.” Lead singer, Dustin Lolli, said, "We believe in a God who moves mountains, parts the sea, and gives hope even in the most desperate times. Our hope is in a God who doesn’t care what odds are stacked up against you. His love removes fear and allows us to live fully. Where does our help come from? Our help comes from our God, and nothing can stop an ‘Unstoppable God.’”
Lora Jones was born and raised on a farm near Liberal, Kansas. She earned an accounting degree from Kansas State University, and married her beloved husband, J.L., in 1985. They furthered their education together at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Living in three states over their twenty years of marriage, J. L. and Lora served the Lord in full-time ministry until tragedy struck their family in 2004. An automobile accident claimed the lives of the entire family—except Lora. With nothing left of her former life, Lora began the long journey toward finding hope. Today, Lora Jones is an inspirational speaker. Weaving the stories of Biblical characters with her own life story, she encourages others to renew their faith in God even in difficult circumstances.
Anderson, Indiana native, Michelle Opel is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and the founder of Nourished Life Ministries. She speaks and writes about the importance of honoring God through holistic health. Michelle is the former host of Nourished Life Radio, a weekly radio program on Praise Orlando Global Media, and is still a frequent guest of the network. Michelle is the author of the 10-Day Christ Centered Detox Devotional. Michelle began her personal journey to wholeness and health in December 2012 after the unexpected death of her mother and has not only been set free from an alcohol addiction of over 15 years fueled by childhood trauma but has also lost over 150 pounds since her heaviest.
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