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Dawn and Steve in the Morning

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September 07, 2023

Hour 1: Under The Broom Tree

Start your morning with God's Word as Dawn shares a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International about "mountain top experiences."

Dr. Beena Wilkins (pen name B. E. Mathews) has some encouragement and hope for those who are hurting as she explores the life of Elijah. Listen and learn more about her book Under The Broom Tree.

Dr. Wilkins, who writes under the pen name B. E. Mathews, is a graduate of The University of Texas Medical Branch and completed her pediatric residency training at The University of California at Irvine. She is a board-certified pediatrician with almost two decades of dedication to the well-being of children and adolescents. In her debut book, Under The Broom Tree, she offers a fresh perspective regarding current mental health issues and shares her own soul-searching story about growing up in a hushed, closed-off Indian culture. She uses the life of Elijah, the greatest prophet of the Old Testament, as a powerful example of the common, fallible humanity in all of us. She is a Texas girl at heart, but currently resides in Florida with her husband and sons.


Hour 2: A Minute for Caregivers

Peter Rosenberger understands what it means to care for an impaired loved one. He will help us find practical, emotional, and spiritual help based on his book A Minute for Caregivers: When Everyday Feels Like Monday.

For nearly forty years, radio host, author, speaker, accomplished pianist, and a black belt in Hapkido, Peter has personally traveled the path of the family caregiver. In an unparalleled journey with his wife Gracie, he has navigated a medical nightmare that has mushroomed to 85+ operations, the amputation of both of Gracie's legs, treatment by more than 100 doctors in 13 hospitals, 7 medical insurance companies, and $15 million in medical bills. Since 2013, he has carried his message of health and hope for the caregiver to the airwaves, hosting his own weekly show on 1510 WLAC (IHEART) in Nashville. In September 2017, Peter's show for caregivers became the first to go into syndication. HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER is now heard weekly on more than 200 stations. Peter and Gracie reside in Southwest Montana.


Hour 3: This Homeward Ache

Author Amy Baik Lee looks toward Heaven with her upcoming book This Homeward Ache: How Our Yearning for the Life to Come Spurs on Our Life Today. 

Amy is a member artist of the Anselm Society Arts Guild and a contributing writer at The Rabbit Room and The Cultivating Project. A rapt recipient of stories, she holds a Master of Arts in English from the University of Virginia. She works at a desk overlooking a small cottage garden in Colorado, usually surrounded by her husband’s woodworking projects, her two daughters’ drawings, and music that inevitably influences the tone of her words.

To wrap up today's show, Katie J. Trent will provide us with a fun resource to connect our kids and real life to God's Word! Listen and learn more about her book Recipes for a Sweet Child: Creative, Bible-Based Activities to Help Your Family Thrive.

Katie is the author of "Dishing Up Devotions: 36 Faith-Building Activities for Homeschooling Families" (Whitaker House). She's also a popular blogger, speaker, homeschool mama, and a Pinterest drop-out with a messy house and happy kids—most of the time. Katie lives in South Carolina with her husband James and their two children. As a licensed clinical social worker, Katie has over a decade of experience in counseling, ministry, and church planting alongside her husband. For more resources to equip you to grow your faith, strengthen your family, and simplify your homeschool, visit


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