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Dawn and Steve in the Morning

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July 15, 2024


Dawn and Steve in the Morning start this Monday morning with a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International about receiving strength from the One at our right hand. 

Jill Rigby Garner has written StrongHeart, a wonderful tool to help us teach our kids humility, respect, and resiliency. Jill is an accomplished speaker, advocate, and founder of Manners of the Heart, a nonprofit reawakening respect in our society for the sake of the next generation. She is the author of the award-winning Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World, Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World, and Manners of the Heart, an elementary school curriculum that helps children see beyond themselves to become all God created them to be.

Grief Redeemed

Can grief actually be our friend? Can we see the kindness of God in the "new country" after loss? Dawn welcomes author Stephen Silver to help us navigate the grief journey with his book Grief Redeemed. 

Resilient and Redeemed

Do you have questions about the Bible? Dr. Michael Rydelnik will join Dawn and Steve in the Morning to take questions from listeners! Dr. Michael Rydelnik is a professor of Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute and the Bible teacher on Moody Radio's Open Line.

To wrap up today's show, Chris Morris bravely shares his story and his book Resilient and Redeemed: Lessons about Suicidality and Depression from the Psych Ward. Chris is a passionate mental health advocate dedicated to promoting understanding of mental health issues within the church. Because of a lifelong struggle with depression and suicidality, Chris became committed to breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health and encouraging others to seek after holistic health. As a writer and speaker, Chris has shared his personal story and insights with audiences across the country, inspiring many individuals to take control of their own health, break free from poor theological teaching placed upon them, and seek the support they need.

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July 12, 2024

To Those with Faith

King David waited on the Lord and his waiting teaches us so much about our waiting. Join Dawn and Steve in the Morning for a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International about the reward for waiting on the Lord.

Dawn also welcomes therapist Travis Thompson to discuss his book To Those with Faith: Helping the Church Understand and Support Healing for Those in Addiction. Travis Thompson is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, host of the Bold Lines podcast, and Ph.D. Candidate from Murfreesboro, TN. Just south of Nashville, Travis has seen many different ways that addiction has brought to his community. His clinical and academic work focuses on how addiction impacts systems of people, from couples, to families, to communities. Travis combines compassion and honesty to provide those he works with the opportunity to find healing and growth.

To Those with Faith

Dawn continues her conversation with Travis Thompson about helping the church understand and support those struggling with addiction.

Daring Faith

What does it take to be a man? Volunteer Chairman of Promise Keepers Ken Harrison is in-studio to explore servant leadership. He is the author of A Daring Faith in a Cowardly World: Live a Life Without Waste, Regret, or Anything Unfinished

Ken is the volunteer chairman and CEO of Promise Keepers. Ken’s mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble, and ambitious about their faith. An author and corporate speaker, Harrison has appeared on numerous media outlets including, The Huckabee Show, "Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk" and The 700 Club. With a long record of dedicated service to ministry, Harrison leads Bible studies locally and participated in mission trips to Mexico, South Africa, Haiti, and the Philippines. He has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 28 years and they have three children.

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July 11, 2024

Daring Faith

"Hope in the Christian's life is not wishful thinking." Join Dawn and Steve in the Morning for a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International that will remind us that we can have confident hope in everything the Lord has promised. 

Also this hour, CEO of Promise Keepers Shane Winnings will tell us about Daring Faith, an event and challenge for men of integrity. Daring Faith will take place on August 9th and 10th in Oklahoma and is also available via Simulcast.

Sober Cycle

Dawn welcomes Sherry Hoppen to encourage us with her God story and book Sober Cycle: Pedaling Through Recovery One Day at a Time. 

Sherry is the visionary behind She Surrenders, a transformative ministry dedicated to guiding women toward faith-based recovery. Drawing from her own journey as a Christian woman who triumphed over alcohol addiction, Sherry extends her compassionate support through writing, speaking engagements, and personalized coaching.

Spiritual Fragmentation

Dawn invites Dr. Mark Turman of the Denison Forum for a discussion about spiritual maturity, victory after sin,  and Jim Denson's article "Robert Morris, Tony Evans, and the path to spiritual victory."

To wrap up today's show, Vice President of Child Evangelism Fellowship Fred Pry will educate us on the different CEF ministries for children taking place around the nation. 

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July 10, 2024


Rehearsing an offense drives the root of bitterness, deeper. Dawn and Steve in the Morning share a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International about replacing bitterness with His peace and joy. 

In addition, Tyler Feller is here to encourage us to see our failures and unmet expectations as opportunities when we trust in God's plan. He is the author of the book Don't Stop.

Tyler is the president of Tyler Feller Ministries, a global not-for-profit corporation that provides coaching, consulting, curriculum, and conferences to raise up the next generation of leaders. Tyler serves as the lead pastor at M1 Church where he helps ignite a community on fire for Christ. He has been featured as a guest speaker at conferences, camps, churches, and business meetings in every region of the US and several nations globally. Tyler graduated with a master’s degree in business management and attended seminary at Global Awakening Theological Seminary.

Her Freedom Journey

Dr. Juli Slattery and Dr. Joy Skarka have a transparent conversation about freedom from porn and their book Her Freedom Journey: A Guide Out of Porn and Shame to Authentic Intimacy. 

Dr. Joy Skarka is passionate about creating spaces to free women from sexual shame. Joy is the Director of Discipleship for Authentic Intimacy, where she leads online small groups for women with unwanted sexual behavior. She coaches and teaches Christian leaders how to help women find freedom from sexual shame and pornography. Joy attended college at the University of South Florida and graduated in 2014 with a BA in relational communications. In 2017, Joy graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) with a MA in Christian Education. In 2021, she graduated with her Doctorate degree in Educational Ministry from DTS. In 2020, Joy joined Authentic Intimacy to serve as the director of discipleship. Joy married her husband Zack in 2017, and they live in Florida. 

Dr. Juli Slattery is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker, and the president/co-founder of Authentic Intimacy. Juli earned her college degree at Wheaton College, an MA in psychology from Biola University, and an MS and a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology. From 2008-2012, Dr. Slattery served at Focus on the Family writing, teaching, and co-hosting the Focus on the Family Broadcast. In 2012, she left Focus on the Family to start Authentic Intimacy, a ministry devoted to reclaiming God’s design for sexuality. In 2020, Juli launched, a platform designed to help Christian leaders navigate sexual issues and questions with gospel-centered truth. Juli is the host of the weekly podcast “Java with Juli." Juli and her husband Mike are the parents of 3 sons; they live in Akron, Ohio.

Incarcerated Fathers and Their Children

Dawn welcomes Cyril Prabhu with Proverbs226, an evidence-based non-profit committed to healing families affected by parental incarceration. Proverbs226  is breaking the cycle of generational incarceration and awakening the potential within each child by empowering them to pursue a sustainable career. 

Cyril is the founder of Proverbs226. He is a passionate advocate for this ministry, and shares messages of hope through his "Be Encouraged" podcast and routinely meets with families to facilitate healing. Cyril founded P226 in response to his experience as a crime victim. As a Senior Vice President at Bank of America, he applied expertise in integrated strategies to develop this nonprofit solution.

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July 09, 2024

In Our Suffering, Lord Be Near

Dawn and Steve in the Morning begin today's show with a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International about our prayer life. 

Next, author Ben Locke encourages us to articulate our sorrows to God! Ben's book In Our Suffering, Lord Be Near: Prayers of Hope for the Hurting reminds us that God can handle our suffering and deliver us from these seasons of despair.

Ben is a former college soccer player and, although he doesn’t quite understand how and when it happened, he is now a writer of words. After multiple injuries and chronic illness forced him to abandon his hopes of playing professional soccer, Ben dove headfirst into writing as a means of escape, expression, and faith. This honest pursuit, along with the unwavering support of his family, also led him to come forward about the sexual abuse he endured as a collegiate athlete. His unexpected discovery of the profound grace of God, combined with his intense experiences of pain and suffering, motivate him to speak with directness, write with vulnerability, and tell the story of the broken. He recently launched an online journal called Evensong, which is a weekly writing shared with readers interested in communal prayer.

Jasmine Brady

Dawn welcomes musician, worship leader, and Bible teacher, Jasmine Brady, to share her God story. 

Jasmine began singing and writing songs from an early age while appearing in several Gaither Homecoming videos and the Gaither Homecoming Kids video series. As a teenager, Jasmine began leading worship around the country before attending Lee University as a part of the Voices of Lee, a world-renowned A Capella vocal ensemble. After college, Jasmine spent over a decade working with her mother as a part of The Bridge Ministry to feed Nashville's homeless population. Jasmine is the Worship Pastor for Regeneration Nashville. She has written countless worship songs and recorded several worship albums. Jasmine completed her bachelor’s degree in leadership from Austin Peay State University and is currently pursuing her Master of Divinity at Regent University. Additionally, she teaches the Bible weekly through her Bible discussion podcast Wholly Holy. Married to JonMichael Brady since 2009, Jasmine & JonMichael have a son, Cooper, and two daughters, Adele & Mavis Bleue.

The Truth in True Crime

For decades, cold-case homicide detective J. Warner Wallace investigated the causes behind deaths and murders, chasing one lead after another for months as he attempted to solve the case. Today he talks with Dawn about his book The Truth in True Crime, a unique page-turner that explores the clues lying behind our human nature and fifteen life-truths gleaned from both murder investigations and ancient Biblical wisdom. 

J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline featured cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker, and best-selling author. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also an Adj. Professor of Christian Apologetics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. He holds a BA in Design (from CSULB), an MA in Architecture (from UCLA), and an MA in Theological Studies (from Gateway Seminary).

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