Whether you have toddlers or teenagers, sometimes it can be an effort to peacefully get the family to church. Dawn and Steve tackle this parenting struggle with a discussion about Megan Hill's article, "Help! My Kids Don't Like Church."
Founder and CEO of She is Safe Ministries, Michele Rickett, joins Dawn and Steve Mornings to discuss the challenging issue of human trafficking.
Dawn and Steve wrap up the third hour of the morning show with two additional guests! Jim Paris of ChristianMoney.com, will explore the difference between 4K and HD to help listeners determine if it's worth the upgrade! In addition, vocalist, Hope Darst, shares her God Story and her album, Peace Be Still.
Michele Rickett is a founding board member of She Is Safe. Her career in nonprofit work began with a missionary assignment to Kenya with Partners International in the 1980s and has spanned over 30 years. Her life calling is to exalt Christ by intervening in His Name for the least-reached, abused, and enslaved women and girls. In 2002, she and a group of other board members launched She Is Safe to free and equip women and girls to build new lives in the highest-risk communities across the globe. Michele's teaching, writing, and leadership have raised awareness of "the Goliath of our day: violence against girls and women," and created pathways for people to effectively engage on that issue with their time, talents, network, and finances long before "human trafficking" was recognized. Michele and her husband, Daniel, live in Woodstock, GA and are active members of Roswell Community Church. They enjoy living near their 2 adult daughters, son-in-law, and grandchildren.
James L. Paris is the author of more than 30 books including the bestsellers Living Financially Free and How To Pray For A Financial Miracle. Paris is the Editor In Chief of the website ChristianMoney.com and the host of Jim Paris Live (a nationally syndicated live radio talk show). He regularly appears as a guest on radio and TV as a financial commentator. He has appeared on Coast To Coast AM, The 700 Club, Moody Radio, Point Of View, Life Today, Fox News Channel, CBS and NBC Orlando, and countless other media outlets worldwide.
He is a trumpet player and a 3rd-degree black belt Taekwondo instructor. He has three adult children and lives with his wife Ann and two dogs in Palm Coast, FL.
Over the past 15 years, Hope Darst, has been leading worship, growing her family and serving the local church. She wears many titles…wife, mother, worship leader and songwriter. In 2013, after a decade of being in full-time ministry and on staff at her local church, Hope found herself in a season of transition as she focused on being a full-time mom. During this time, Hope and her family visited a small gathering of people in a basement and encountered the presence of God in a new way.This “gathering” would eventually become what is now The Belonging Co. church.
After a few years, Hope found herself leading worship again and being part of the songwriting team at The Belonging Co. A renewed passion begin to grow.
In 2020, Hope signed her first recording contract with Fair Trade Music Services. She is set to release her first single, “Peace Be Still” in February 2020 to be followed by a full album. Hope also appears on both albums released by The Belonging Co. ,“All the Earth” and “Awe+Wonder”. You can find Hope’s music on all platforms.
Hope has been married to the love of her life, David, for 14 years. They live in Nashville, TN with their two daughters Olivia and Brooklyn.