Actors Jenn Gotzon and Jim E. Chandler shared their personal stories of the joy of filming this holiday movie on location in North Georgia near Camp New Dawn.
Synopsis: Sparks fly between a famous model and a farmer with a young daughter when she visits her childhood home. The town is in danger of losing their beloved Santaland festival, but miracles can happen with a little love, family, and faith.
“The Farmer and The Belle: Saving Santaland” is a Christmas family tradition in the making. This award-winning inspirational, family comedy stars Jenn Gotzon (Frost/Nixon, My Daddy Is In Heaven), and Jim E. Chandler (Stranger Things, MacGyver); and co-stars Corbin Bernsen (Major League, Psyche), John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville), Robert Amaya (Courageous, Mom’s Night Out), Natasha Bure (Fuller House, Home Sweet Home), Sandra Ellis Lafferty (Walk the Line, Hunger Games), Henry Cho (McHale’s Navy, Saving Faith), Roxzane T. Mims (Greenleaf, Good Lord Bird), Delilah (I Can Only Imagine, The Star), and singing sensation Beckah Shae; with young talents Livi Birch (Tulsa, The Resident), Benji Russel, and introducing Adele Chandler. Directed by award-winning Wes Llewellyn. Read more at thefarmerandthebelle.net/movie/.
This interview was featured live on November 24, 2020.
Have you ever met someone who possessed a quiet radiance so rich, so dynamic, that you ached for more, someone whose presence is so compelling you feel refreshed by a single conversation with them? Such people are simply and stunningly “vibrant.”
Carol McLeod believes everyone can choose to be Vibrant— and such a life begins by emulating Jesus. His life was filled with challenges and yet people were drawn to Him. Every character trait that we are called to embrace, every action of kindness or love, and each word of compassion or tenderness is a telling reflection of Christ within us. We are called to be a vibrant show-and-tell of what God is able to accomplish through one ordinary person.
In Vibrant: Developing a Deep and Abiding Joy for All Seasons, Carol explores what it means to follow Jesus in a world filled with disappointment, rejection, and discouragement. And she provides gentle encouragement and suggestions from Scripture to help us do just that. (Excerpt from carolmccleodministries.com.) Order your copy Here
This interview aired on November 11, 2020.
From her first rejection to becoming an award-winning worship leader and singer, Babbie Mason spent an hour on Mornings with Tabi, sharing her song-writing strategies, her passion for teaching others, and her heart for worshipping the Lord. You'll enjoy this warm and laid-back conversation that takes us behind the scenes of this amazing woman's life.
The name Babbie Mason is synonymous with excellence in the Christian community. A two-time Dove Award winning singer-songwriter of Christian music and a best-selling author and speaker, Babbie’s ministry has blessed millions around the globe for more than three decades. Gracing the stage in numerous events and venues such as Billy Graham Crusades worldwide, Women of Faith Conferences, the Grammy Awards, Bill Gaither’s Homecoming, Dr. Charles Stanley’s In Touch, and Carnegie Hall, her gifts and talents are still making room for her. Babbie has shared the platform with American Presidents Carter, Ford and Bush, and many other dignitaries including Former First Lady Barbara Bush, Lady Margaret Thatcher, General Norman Scwartzkof and General Colin Powell.
A preacher’s daughter, Babbie was playing the piano for her father’s church full-time by age nine. Those early days have paved the way for her long-lasting career. She was inducted into The Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2010 for her contributions to the Gospel music industry. A host of other awards and commendations line her walls, including eleven Dove Award Nominations and nominations for the Grammy, The Emmy and The Stellar Awards. Babbie has garnered two ASCAP Awards and ten number one radio singles. Her compositions have been recorded by Cece Winans, Larnelle Harris, Ron Kenoly, Helen Baylor, Albertina Walker and The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. A sought after women’s conference speaker, Babbie brings the messages of her numerous books and Bible studies to center stage, teaching women and Christian creatives that they matter to God and that He can use their gifts and talents regardless of their age or the adversities they may face.
Babbie is an adjunct professor of Songwriting and Entrepreneurship in Music Business at Lee University in Tennessee and was tapped to teach at her alma mater, Spring Arbor University in Michigan. Babbie serves on the Advisory Council for the School of Music at Liberty University and received an honorary doctorate in 2019 from El Bon College of Ministry in Apple Valley, California.
In addition to Babbie’s eighth book, Fully Qualified: Maximizing Your God-Given Potential, her ventures include www.babbiemasonradio.com, an online radio station that features the music of independent artists and inspirational interviews with indie artists and self-published authors. Babbie is currently completing a songwriting textbook, Songwriting Made Easier, that she will use in her university songwriting courses, online webinars and individual coaching.
The parents of two adult sons, Babbie and Charles Mason live on a farm in Georgia and enjoy fishing, eating fresh from the garden, starry nights and sunsets.
Aired November 10, 2020
The Pioneer’s Way is a rousing call to those who want to be the solution to the problems in their own communities and beyond.
Senseless school shootings, cure-defying epidemics, threats of environmental disaster: these are the kinds of headlines that riddle the news every day. We wonder, when will it stop? Passionate men and women are needed to step into the gap and serve as change agents even though many assume that there are few areas left in which to innovate.
The Pioneer’s Way establishes a working definition of the pioneer, explores pioneering versus leadership, and offers essential characteristics of the pioneer. These are illustrated by colorful examples of pioneers both past and present—motivating readers with inspirational, frontiering stories, while equipping them with the journey’s essentials for moving forward to make needed, significant change.
Warm, thoughtful, and full of practical advice, Dr. Sharen Ford encourages the church to engage with children in foster care this season. November is National Adoption Awareness Month, and when we think of spending the holidays with our own families, we should take the time to pray for those who are without their forever families, then pause and ask God, "What would you have my family to do?"
Sharen Ford is a nationally-recognized child welfare consultant and the retired Manager for Permanency Services for the Colorado Department of Human Services in the Division of Child Welfare Services. She retired with 30 years of comprehensive work history with the department. She oversaw six programmatic areas including the Foster Care and Adoption Program and supervised a team of professional staff. Dr. Ford is the former President of the National Association of State Adoption Programs (NASAP) and the Association of Administrators for the Interstate Compact on Adoption Medical Assistance (AAICAMA). She currently serves as the Director for Foster Care and Adoption at Focus on the Family and is as committed as ever to raising awareness regarding the need for every child to have a quality family.
We've all been there...trapped in "visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads" and dreams of cookies while asleep on our beds...The holidays are upon us, and in this segment, Maurice Saliba, CEO of Bridge 2 Health and Wellness provides 7 tips on how to avoid the typical American 8 to 12 lb increase between Halloween and New Year's Day. Find out more at bridge2healthandwellness.com. To sign up for a special 4 week holiday class, email Maurice directly at email@example.com.
Maurice Saliba (CEO) brings more than 30 years of experience offering effective wellness solutions to corporations and communities, improving health and reducing health care costs. As a certified health coach and founder of Hope 80/20 and recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Registry of National Diabetes Prevention Program providers, he's developed and led multiple successful corporate health and wellness programs. These include:
State of Tennessee Employee Diabetes Prevention Pilot program, exceeding standard CDC program goals.
Weight Management program for Mohawk Industries, which included 1,200 people who lost more than 7,000 pounds.
One-year Pre-Diabetes pilot program in which three hundred participants lost a total of 4,400 pounds.
Hear reviews for Midnight at the Magnolia, a family friendly Christmas story, and The Secret: Dare to Dream, a story that appears to be about positive thinking, but with deeper discernment, has some spiritual misguidance.
Adam Holz Bio
After serving as an associate editor at NavPress’ Discipleship Journal and consulting editor for Current Thoughts and Trends, Adam now oversees the editing and publishing of Plugged In’s reviews as the site’s director. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children. In their free time, the Holzes enjoy playing games, a variety of musical instruments, swimming and … watching movies
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