IT'S HAPPENING! You weren't always sure you'd get here, but the kids grew up and are surviving—more or less successfully. But What's Next? If you're like most moms, you're caught between grief and delight, and full of questions, loose ends, hopes, and regrets. Empty nesting can be a disorienting time, but it can also be the best time of your life. Jill Savage joins Kelli and Steve for a discussion of our next steps in parenthood.
On Wednesdays, we open our phones to you! Dr. Michael Rydelnik tackles the questions you have about the OId Testament, New Testament, your spiritual life, and Biblical/Jewish culture. It's all fair game! Call or text to 800-969-9467.
We are also excited to announce that this weekend is our Indiana Open-Line and Messiah in the Old Testament conference. :) Please join us as Michael Rydelnik and Dr. Jobe speak here in Central Indiana!
So you lost your job, your savings is depleted, and there isn't much hope of keeping the farm. So What's Next? Kelli and Steve host Earl Hart, Passport to Employment's Founder and Trainer. How do Christians stand in faith while in the furnace of a firey trial? How do we listen to God's voice in the chaos of life?And how do we be still in the waiting?
You've just been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Maybe you're watching a friend or family respond to a medical death sentence. The physical and emotional pain is real, but what's next in your spiritual walk? Phil Newton opens our eyes to sheparding those walking through the valley of death. "Honestly, visiting a home or hospital with a terminal patient can be uncomfortable. We may say the wrong thing. We may fret about how we’ll react when we see a friend’s grim physical decline. Or we may grow anxious that we won’t have the answer to questions a family member asks. Those are reasonable fears, but not reasonable enough to keep us from serving those who need gospel ministry more than ever."
Jill Savage is an author and speaker who is passionate about encouraging families. She is the author of twelve books. Featured on Focus on the Family, Crosswalk.com, and Today's Christian Woman magazine, Jill is the founder of Hearts at Home, an organization that encouraged moms from 1994-2017. Jill and her husband, Mark, have five children and three grandchildren. They make their home in Normal, Ill.
Rydelnik is professor of Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute and the Bible teacher on Moody Radio’s Open Line, answering listener Bible questions on over 200 stations nationwide. The son of Holocaust survivors, Michael was raised in an observant Jewish home in Brooklyn, N.Y. As a high school student, Michael became a follower of Jesus the Messiah and began teaching the Bible almost immediately.
In 2008, Carmel resident and recently retired businessman Earle Hart volunteered to help several members of his church, Church at the Crossing, who were unemployed. Hart began by auditing courses available at his local WorkOne Center, the State of Indiana’s employment office, and then conducted interviews with Central Indiana human resources professionals, staffing managers and recruiters. Today, Hart has 12 staff members working for "Passport to Employment," offering weekly two-hour workshops addressing the basic requirements of a job search.
Pastor Phil A. Newton began South Woods Baptist Church in 1987. He served as a pastor of three other churches prior to moving to Memphis. Natives of Alabama, he and his wife Karen met in Mobile, and married in 1975. They enjoy discussing biblical issues, reading, cooking, traveling, and interacting with their family. They have five children and seven grandchildren. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, Pastor Phil serves on the Executive Board of Founders Ministries, and enjoys training young men for the ministry and leading international mission trips. He has published articles in several journals and has authored multiple books.
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