Listen as Steve shares a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International about "birth pangs."
But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. Matthew 24:8
In addition, meet Natalie Layne! Currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Natalie writes, co-produces, and releases her own music. She has continued to lead worship at Ethos Church after completing her bachelor's degree and master's degree in Commercial Piano at Belmont University. She describes her sound as “CCM, always with a hint of soul.” After releasing singles “Burn Every Ship,” “Gracious,” and “You,” Natalie began creating her debut album Be Human that released on July 3rd, 2020. On her summer tour, Natalie traveled across the country opening for Chris Tomlin, We the Kingdom, and Jeremy Camp. Her newest EP Castles has made a splash in the CCM world, and most recently, her single "Love Me Back to Life" has gained millions of views on TikTok and Instagram Reels.
Are you weighed down by shame, unable to move forward? Dr. Gregory Jantz talks to us about this damaging emotion based on his book Freedom from Shame: Finding Healing for Your Most Toxic Emotion.
Dr. Jantz is the founder of The Center: A Place of Hope. He leads a team of world-class, licensed, and board-certified professionals providing treatment to those suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, PTSD, and more. For over 30 years, The Center has been creating unique and life-changing treatment programs. We work to uncover the root issues that contribute to unhealthy life patterns. Dr. Jantz is also a best-selling author of over 45 books. He is a go-to media authority on behavioral health afflictions, appearing on CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, and CNN. As an innovator in the treatment of mental health, Dr. Jantz educates on a variety of therapies including nutrition, sleep therapy, spiritual counseling, and advanced DBT techniques.
Dr. Kathy Koch with Celebrate Kids will give us some tips on giving Christmas gifts to our children.
Dr. Kathy Koch (pronounced “cook”) is the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., based in Fort Worth, TX, and a co-founder of Ignite the Family, based in Alpharetta, GA. She has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, seminars, chapels, and other events. She is proud to be represented by the Ambassador Speakers Bureau of Nashville, TN.
She is also a popular guest on Focus on the Family radio and other radio talk shows. Kirk Cameron chose her as the technology expert to interview in his 2018 movie, Connect: Real Help for Parenting Kids in a Social Media World. She has authored six books including Screens and Teens and 8 Great Smarts. Her newest book, Start with the Heart: How to Motivate Your Kids to Be Compassionate, Responsible, and Brave (even when you’re not around) was published by Moody in March.
Dr. Kathy earned a Ph.D. in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University. She was a tenured associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a teacher of second graders, a middle school coach, and a school board member before becoming a full-time conference and keynote speaker in 1991. She has loved Jesus for years and her faith and desire to serve and glorify God is the foundation of her ministry.