Start your week with Dawn and Steve in the Morning as they share a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International about learning to praise God in the midst of disappointment.
Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls...yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:17-18
In addition, O.S. Hawkins will tell us about his new devotional The Promise Code. All proceeds go to Mission:Dignity. O. S. Hawkins is President and Chief Executive Officer of GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. GuideStone serves more than 250,000 individual participants from churches, missionary organizations, colleges and universities, hospitals, and other non-profit institutions with their financial and benefit service needs.
How can we foster meaningful connections with others? Dr. Heather Holleman gives us practical advice on conversations! Learn more about her book The Six Conversations: Pathways to Connecting in an Age of Isolation and Incivility.
Dr. Holleman is an associate teaching professor at Penn State, speaker, and author. She designs advanced writing curriculum for the English department and loves helping students thrive professionally. She has written eight books, including the bestseller Seated With Christ: Living Freely in a Culture of Comparison; and an award-winning book on evangelism (co-written with her husband Ashley Holleman) called Sent: Living a Life that Invites Others to Jesus. Her forthcoming book The Six Conversations: Pathways to Connecting in an Age of Isolation and Incivility (Fall 2022) helps fight the loneliness epidemic by inviting readers to enjoy better conversations. Heather also serves with Faculty Commons in the professor and graduate student ministry of Cru. She has two daughters and three cats, and she blogs daily at www.HeatherHolleman.com. Her podcast is "The Verb with Heather Holleman." When she's not writing or teaching, Heather is growing a plum orchard, looking for turtles in the woods, or gathering with friends for dinner and a movie.
Dawn and Steve begin this third hour with their weekend highlights and listeners weigh in with some of their own memorable moments.
Are there unhealthy habits holding you back? Dr. Laurel Shaler will provide tips for stronger relationships based on her book Relational Reset: Unlearning the Habits that Hold You Back. Dr. Shaler is a counselor, professor, social worker, speaker, and writer. Laurel earned her Masters in Social Work from Florida State University (and is a Licensed Social Worker) and earned her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University (and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor). She also holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University. For over a decade now, Dr. Shaler has worked full-time as a Professor at Liberty University. Dr. Shaler has also written the book Reclaiming Sanity: Hope and Healing for Trauma, Stress, and Overwhelming Life Events. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, being involved in church activities & ministries, and volunteering with many local organizations.