Listen as Dawn and Steve in the Morning share a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International about purpose in every season.
In addition, author Terry A. Smith gives us insight into his book The Lord Bless You: a 28-Day Journey to Experience God's Extravagant Blessings. Terry has served as lead pastor of The Life Christian Church in the New York City metropolitan area for thirty-one years. Terry is a co-founder of The New York City Leadership Center. A gifted communicator, Terry speaks in a variety of venues nationally and internationally and is also the author of Live Ten: Jump-Start the Best Version of Your Life and The Hospitable Leader: Create Environments Where People and Dreams Flourish. He holds a bachelor of science in organizational management (church studies) and a master of arts in organizational leadership. Terry has been married to Sharon for thirty-nine years, and they have three adult children.
Todd Nettleton with The Voice of the Martyrs gives up an update on persecuted Christians around the world. Todd is the Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for The Voice of the Martyrs and hosts The Voice of the Martyrs Radio. Todd serves as a voice for persecuted Christians through writing, speaking, and working with the media to tell people in the United States about the faithfulness of Christ’s followers in 70+ nations where they face persecution.
Are we praying for our pastors? Writer Aaron Earls asserts that as fewer Americans interact with pastors on a regular basis, fewer say they can trust clergy overall according to a Gallup survey. Dawn and Steve wrap up this third hour by exploring Aaron's article titled "Public trust in pastors falls to historic low."