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On The Edge Interview with Eric Scheidler of Pro-Life Action League “Killing the Innocent Newborns”

On The Edge Interview with Eric Scheidler of Pro-Life Action League “Killing the Innocent Newborns”

February 28, 2019

Great interview with Pro-Life Action League Executive Director Eric Scheidler, as we discuss the 

The debate over whether or not abortion should be a legal option continues to divide Americans long after the US Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision on Roe v. Wade declared the procedure a "fundamental right" on Jan. 22, 1973. 

 

But,  Just a few days ago America watched in dismay as

 the Senate failed to pass key pro-life legislation that would have guaranteed medical care to babies who survive attempted abortions. The legislation would have effectively criminalized infanticide nationwide, required abortionists to provide lifesaving care, and ensure the surviving babies get admitted to a hospital.

Although the bill would have passed on a simple majority vote, a large pro-abortion minority in the Senate killed the bill. 44 Democrat Senators  voted against cloture on the motion to proceed for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 130), effectively killing the lifesaving bill.

Today we are going to be speaking with Eric Scheidler who is the exec. Director of the Pro-Life Action League founded in 1980 By Joseph Scheidler, Eric's father. And now Eric carries this powerful mantle of helping to save the lives of thousands of unborn children in America today.

Eric, welcome to the program and thanks for being with us today.

One of the main Arguments here, is what is called the viability (able to survive outside the womb)..BUT, does that mean with the help of medical care like so many thousands born with complications of lung issues, heart and brain issues or viable enough to survive outside the womb with no assistance, whatsoever and could that be the accelerated agenda soon?

One of the most powerful actions pro-lifers can take is showing the victims of abortion in the public square. Watch the two-minute video below on the Pro-Life Action League’s “Face the Truth” campaign which we have held every summer since the year 2000:

- View more at: https://prolifeaction.org/action/avp/

On The Edge Interview with Karen Covell, Founder/President of Hollywood Prayer Network

On The Edge Interview with Karen Covell, Founder/President of Hollywood Prayer Network

February 28, 2019

“I have found the greatest power in the world is the power of prayer.” Cecil B. Demille

Hollywood Prayer Network (HPN) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization led by entertainment industry Christians, seeking to impact our culture for Christ through prayer. We are committed to asking Christians everywhere to pray for the artists and professionals, projects and productions, and global impact of Hollywood: the world’s most influential mission field. With an attitude of love, it is our passion to mobilize people around the world to engage in culture, pray for the media, and help transform the spiritual climate of Hollywood. Whether you’re an industry professional who wants prayer and support or a Christian with a heart for prayer, we want to build the bridges, light the way, and bring hope and healing to an industry that dramatically shapes our world.

HPN was created as a prayer ministry for the entertainment industry in July 2001. It was birthed out of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood as the third of four Christian organizations launched to reach the media. Although many Christians believe that Hollywood is “Sodom and Gomorrah,” HPN Founding Director Karen Covell views it as a redeemable place, similar to the Biblical city of Nineveh. Ultimately, we want to see God transform the hearts and lives of people in the global entertainment industry, and we believe we must begin with love, encouragement and prayer.

http://hollywoodprayernetwork.org/about-hpn/what-is-hpn/

“Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.” -John Bunyan 

One of our goals at HPN is to have every Christian media professional in Hollywood and the entertainment industry covered in prayer. Through our One-to-One Prayer Partnerships, we match pray-ers on the outside of Hollywood with an industry professional working in entertainment who has requested a prayer partner. These are partnerships in which the industry professional regularly communicates with his or her intercessor to give prayer requests and praise reports. We pair men with men and women with women. Please join our 1,800+ partnerships as either an intercessor or as an industry professional by clicking one of the links below!

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak  “Tens of Thousands at The Send Seize the Season of Opportunity”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Tens of Thousands at The Send Seize the Season of Opportunity”

February 27, 2019

On Saturday, February 23 rd, 2019 in Orlando, Florida, 59,000 Christians gathered in a stadium for an all-day event focused not on a band or celebrity but Jesus. They came from a diversity of age groups, denominations, ministries and ethnic groups for a spiritual impartation to share their faith with renewed compassion and boldness to a confused and broken generation.

After almost two decades of Lou Engle's "The Call" gatherings of Christians focused on prayer and fasting for a fresh move of God in our day, leaders sensed God giving a reset. Now was the time to be sent forth into the promised end-time harvest with the transformative message of the gospel. In a culture where multitudes, especially young people, are beset by hopelessness, addictions, fear and despair, only the transformative message of the gospel can truly change lives.

Most of the attendees viewed the celebration/convocation as the beginning of a new launching forth into highways and byways to reach multitudes surrounding us in need. Many are participating in a 40-day fast that begins March 1 with the appeal to God for another Jesus Movement in our day. We reflected on the words of Jesus, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest"(Luke 10:2).

 

Time For a Word. Luke 6:38 “Men shall give into your bosom” Bread for your Peanut Butter and Jelly
On The Edge Interview with Carey Casey the Founder of Championship Fathering

On The Edge Interview with Carey Casey the Founder of Championship Fathering

February 27, 2019

Carey and I talk about the severe epidemic of Fatherlessness in our nation, the reasons and some of the solutions.

The numbers are staggering: 24 million children live without their biological father in the home.1 24 million children – that's one out of every three children in the U.S.

As huge as that number is, it doesn't tell the whole story about father absence. Due to separation and divorce, many of the children who lived with their fathers when these U.S. Census Bureau numbers came out, no longer do so.

Carey Casey is best known as a compassionate ambassador and speaker, particularly within the American sports community. As the former CEO of the National Center for Fathering (NCF), Casey has earned a reputation as a dynamic communicator, especially on the topic of men being good fathers. He is also author of the book, Championship Fathering: How to Win at Being a Dad and General Editor of the book 21-Day Dad’s Challenge: Three Weeks to a Better Relationship With Your Kids. His most recent book is Championship Grandfathering: How to Build a Winning Legacy.

Carey is also currently a pastor at Lawndale Christian Community Church — an inner-city church on Chicago’s west-side, recognized by the George H. W. Bush Points of Light Foundation. This vibrant church helps empower the community with health care, housing, education and economic growth.

On The Edge Interview with Founder/Director of Exile International, Bethany Williams, Ph.D.

On The Edge Interview with Founder/Director of Exile International, Bethany Williams, Ph.D.

February 21, 2019

 A briefing update with Bethany Williams of Exile International on the status of new programs and development in Central and East Africa.

In Central and East Africa, armed forces and rebels have abducted more than 100,000 children. Children as young as 7 are kidnapped and forced to fight in rebel armies. Many are psychologically tortured and brainwashed — forced to commit atrocities against their own families and communities, forced to fight and to kill. Young girls are abducted and abused, becoming victims of rape and sexual violence.

If these children finally escape or are released, they are left with deep and lasting emotional scars from what they’ve seen and been forced to do. Many are unable to return home because they have lost all family members and/or because of stigmatization for atrocities they were forced to commit in their communities.

OUR MISSION

Restoring rescued child soldiers and children orphaned by war to become leaders for peace through art focused trauma care and holistic, rehabilitative care.

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Action

Restoring hope and empowering survivors through comprehensive rehabilitation programs, equipping local leaders and counselors to provide quality care programs, and providing a sponsorship program for children orphaned and abandoned by war.

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Advocacy

Amplifying the voices of rescued child soldiers and children orphaned by war. We are committed to raising awareness of war-affected children, child soldiering, and those oppressed in Africa by sharing their drawings, letters, and stories with national and international government representatives.

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Awareness

Raising awareness of the wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda — wars that have oppressed millions. By introducing new audiences to the effects of these conflicts, we inspire action and promote involvement that will restore and empower rescued child soldiers and children orphaned by war.

OUR MISSION DOES NOT STOP AT REHABILITATION

Youth in EI’s care programs are not only healing their wounds, they are being educated and empowered through leadership development programs. Why? Because these youth, these survivors, should have every opportunity to excel.

Through this — graduates have been empowered to become leaders. Today, graduates include university students, business owners, and community leaders.

No longer constrained by the traumas of their past — they are becoming the leaders who will heal and transform communities.

www.exileinternational.org

 

Re:Think with Don Podcast Episode 1: Sonship in the Kingdom of God

Re:Think with Don Podcast Episode 1: Sonship in the Kingdom of God

February 21, 2019

The debut podcast of Re:Think with Don, Episode 1. Don Wood and I discuss "Sonship" with in the Kingdom of God.

The necessity to be Born Again, first and foremost as Jesus told Nicodemus in John Ch. 3, for without this you can in no way enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

On The Edge Interview with Jamie Aten, PhD “A Walking Disaster”

On The Edge Interview with Jamie Aten, PhD “A Walking Disaster”

February 18, 2019

Is there a meaning to our suffering? Is hope realistic when tragedy befalls us? Is a return to normalcy possible after our life is uprooted by catastrophe? These are the questions that disaster psychologist Dr. Jamie Aten wrestled with when he was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. In this gripping memoir, Aten shares the life-affirming and faith-renewing insights that he discovered during his tumultuous struggle against the disease.

Aten’s journey began in 2005 when Hur­ricane Katrina struck his community. After witnessing the devastation wrought by the storm, he dedicated his career to investigat­ing how people respond to and recover from all manner of disasters. He studied disaster zones around the globe and founded the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College. His expertise, however, was little comfort when a fateful visit with his oncolo­gist revealed advanced and aggressive cancer. “You’re in for your own personal disaster” was his doctor’s prognosis.

Author Dr. Jamie D. Aten, disaster psychologist and founder and executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) at Wheaton College, underwent his own personal disaster when at the age of 35 he was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. For more information: http://www.jamieaten.com/
 
Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” Prayer Raises up Leaders and Abolishes Planned Parenthood”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” Prayer Raises up Leaders and Abolishes Planned Parenthood”

February 18, 2019

In my over 40 years as a board member with Intercessors for America national prayer ministry, I’ve rarely seen something of this magnitude! I’ve served God in Cleveland, Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and now the Nashville area but I’ve never witnessed what multitudes of us are experiencing in Nashville.

Imagine 40,000 people from over 400 Christian churches uniting together to pray for everyone by name in our city and metropolitan area. Yet that is what’s happening in our area known as “Music City” as we anticipate a major move of God in our midst.

“Awaken Nashville” is the name for an initiative of citywide unified prayer and fasting that began January 27th with a packed kick off event at historic Ryman Auditorium. It will conclude on February 24th.

Intercessors from more than 400 churches willingly received a “Prayer Warrior” packet that included a unique list of 15 specific people to pray for during the month. It also included their addresses and postcards so we can mail each one a handwritten note to encourage them, communicate hope and tell them of God’s unchanging love.

A No Competition Zone

In my 4 1/2 decades of full-time vocational ministry, I’ve watched repeatedly how envy, ambition, carnal promotion and strife go hand in hand undermining God’s purposes for a church, ministry, and the wider Body of Christ. “For where there is envying and strife, there is confusion and every evil work” (Jam.3:16). Satan knows “a house divided against itself will not stand” so he and his demons work overtime to foster polarization and fleshly pride.

Here in the Nashville area we’re committed to being intentional in cultivating a culture of servant leaders committed to what senior prophetic leader and friend James Goll calls a “non-competition zone.” We pray for God to help us be proactive in rejecting our tendencies to remain isolated rather than building relationally; avoiding comparison; and coming together to support each other. Country Hall of Famer Ricky Skaggs is unquestionably famous, yet he simply takes his place amongst us to advance the Kingdom of God. The same goes for Michael W. Smith.

We believe there are essentials to cooperate with God for supernatural transformation of a locality: we must gain an awareness of the urgency of the hour and be bold in addressing cultural issues like racism, abortion, immorality, etc; turn to God in humble prayer and fasting; obey the Great Commission to share the gospel consistently and call people to repentance; finally, leaders must be intentional in pursuing church renewal as we trust God for another Great Awakening.

We’re also committed to be intergenerational in honoring spiritual fathers and mothers in the city as we co-labor with the upcoming generation of young men and women of God. Remember the beautiful acrostic, T.E.A.M.? Together Everyone Accomplishes More!

Fruit is Coming Forth

Kenneth Mitchell Ministries “Seek First the Kingdom of God”

Kenneth Mitchell Ministries “Seek First the Kingdom of God”

February 14, 2019

Priorities…

What are yours? How do you identify them and are they important to you?

Scripture is full of priorities, those things we must place first in our lives if we want to live a blessed and overcoming life, right?

Lets take Matthew 6:33   "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.."  Priority?

So, are these important to you?

We talk about procrastination, "I cant right now, because of… I just can’t make the time for because of…"  And on and on we go..

By definition a priority is described as ‘Something that is more important than another”

So, as we lay out our priorities we need to watch carefully how we categorize our schedules, our to do list and yes even our wishes and dreams.

Because if it is a priority that means it is of most importance in your life..

For where your treasure is there is where your heart be also.

Where is your treasure..Family, work, relationships, God and His priorities..?

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “As Parents, Ple-eez Help Us Know What to do About Today’s Music!”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “As Parents, Ple-eez Help Us Know What to do About Today’s Music!”

February 14, 2019

The GRAMMYS Award show has come and gone. The mixed bag mosaic of musical expressions leaves many parents in a quandary:

“What are we supposed to do with our sons and daughters exposed to music, especially the MTV youth-driven market permeating the airways today?”?”

“Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil” (1Thess.5:21-22). The scriptural directive here is clear: steer clear of EVERY kind of evil and test ALL things [emphasis mine] to enjoy abundant living and eliminate harmful influences. Just as we must be extremely vigilant with iPhones and Netflix offering pornography a click away, so too must we be on guard here.

Our directive is to discern evil in today’s “Parental Advisory” music by examining lyrics, the lives of the artists, as well as the graphics. Anything and anyone condoning illicit sex, violence, rejection of authority, sensuality, drugs, profanity, immodesty, LGBTQ propaganda and the occult must be avoided.

Informed Radio’s Interview with Don Franklin

Informed Radio’s Interview with Don Franklin

February 9, 2019

Don shares with us his testimony of coming to know Christ and committing his life to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We discuss church culture in the West and where we might be headed in the near future.

Don began ministry in 1972 as a pastor on staff with Teen Challenge in Michigan for almost two years and then enrolled in Southeastern University as a pastoral theology major. After graduation Don met and married his wife Bonnie, who was a pastors daughter.

Joining Carpenter's Home Church in Lakeland, Florida, they served on the prophetic board and ran intercessory meetings.

God then moved them into the mission field in the areas of Israel and Germany, ministering in the regional churches and seminaries for the next 7 years.

Currently Don and Bonnie attend and serve at Covenant Church in Lakeland, Florida teaching prophetic ministry classes and serve as prophetic pastors and teaching intercession classes.

 

“On The Edge”  Interview with author Jeff Dollar re:”Letting Go Of The Need To Be Right”

“On The Edge” Interview with author Jeff Dollar re:”Letting Go Of The Need To Be Right”

February 7, 2019

     A fun and joyful interview with Jeff Dollar concerning his brand new book "Letting Go Of The Need To Be Right"

JEFF DOLLAR is the senior pastor of Grace Center and the co-founder of the School of Supernatural Life in Franklin, Tennessee. He has spent more than twenty years leading people into the presence of God. Jeff and his wife, Becky, live near Nashville with their two children.

We all struggle to admit fault. We defend ourselves, talk more than listen, or find flaws in the messenger to dismiss the message. These habits build walls and leave us estranged and disconnected.

Letting Go of the Need to Be Right is an invitation to recognize issues that impede personal growth and hinder relationships.

You will learn how to:

  • pursue what is right, not who is right.
  • be mindful of your motives.
  • allow for creativity and collaboration.
  • celebrate others instead of stealing the spotlight.

We are called to be lifelong learners and servants. When we let go of the need to be right, the pressure to know it all, have it all, and be it all lose their power over us, and we are free to fulfill our calling in God.

 

On The Edge Interview with Producer Steve Cleary of Pilgrim’s Progress Movie

On The Edge Interview with Producer Steve Cleary of Pilgrim’s Progress Movie

February 7, 2019

A great interview with Steve Cleary of Revelation Media concerning the animated movie "Pilgrim's Progress" and the tremendous undertaking to make it available to missions around the world with the Gospel.

Based on John Bunyan's epic masterpiece, THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS is one of the most popular books of all time, and one of the most important stories of our faith! Second to the Bible in total copies and translations, the story was written by John Bunyan a pastor, imprisoned for sharing his faith.

This powerful allegory helps families understand the spiritual journey is the most important journey in life, as well as the importance of sticking to the path, even when the journey gets difficult.


FAMOUS ENDORSEMENTS OF THE STORY

“Bunyan’s ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ is to my mind one of the greatest books that ever was written.” 
President Teddy Roesevelt

"My old favorite author, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress ... has been translated into most of the languages of Europe, and suppose it has been more generally read than any other book, except perhaps the Bible." 
Ben Franklin

"Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, 'We are all travelers in what John Bunyan calls the wilderness of this world. And the best that we find in our travels is an honest friend - they keep us worthy of ourselves."
President Ronald Reagan

“Next to the Bible, the book I value most is John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress!”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"Believed to be the second-most printed book of all time behind the Bible”
Museum of the Bible

On The Edge Interview with Don Franklin

On The Edge Interview with Don Franklin

February 5, 2019

Don Franklin shares his testimony with us and history in ministry. We also discuss so biblical worldviews and the current state of the church.

Don began ministering in 1972 with Teen Challenge  in Michigan as one of the pastoral team and then enrolled in Southeastern University as pastoral  theology major, where he met his wife Bonnie and married, who was a pastors daughter.

Don and Bonnie soon joined and began ministering at Carpenters Home Church in Lakeland, Florida, one of the largest churches in the Northern Hemisphere at the time. Don served on the prophetic board of Carpenters Home and ran intercessory meetings with his wife.

Don and Bonnie then moved on into mission work in Germany and Israel, where Don found most of his time for the next 7 years, speaking in churches and seminaries around the countries. Don and Bonnie now attend church at The Covenant Center in Lakeland, Florida teaching prophetic classes and function a prophetic pastors in teaching and intercession.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak re: ” Democratic 2020 Presidential Stampede Reveals Deceptive Slogan: “Restore America’s Values”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak re: ” Democratic 2020 Presidential Stampede Reveals Deceptive Slogan: “Restore America’s Values”

February 4, 2019

Renouncing President Trump’s campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again," candidates for the Democratic nomination are lining up weekly. Extremism is beyond the pale as sympathetic actress, Alyssa Milano, said, "The red MAGA hat is the new white hood!"


Kamala Harris, pro-abortion/LGBTQ leftist-leaning Californian with two years of Senate experience, declared we must eradicate private healthcare and that "the future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values." You may recall her gaining notoriety for comparing I.C.E. security officers to the K.K.K.; discrediting a judicial nominee because of his involvement in the Catholic Knights of Columbus; as well as her attack on Kavanaugh in his Supreme Court hearing as she dismissed "due process" before a watching nation.

When Senator Harris and other candidates float the cause of standing for "America’s values," what do they mean? What specifically are our country's values that they are so passionate about recapturing as their Party pushes taking the lives of babies both before and after birth, along with striking "So help me God" from the oath of those who testify?


In a recent commentary I outlined the 21 issues that the Democratic Party stands for today.  Read the article to familiarize yourself with the positions that Harris and other candidates espouse. Bottom line: they are scheming to rewrite America's story by replacing our DNA, America's foundational values, with "progressive" ones to "fundamentally transform" our country to the failed models of socialist nations of the present and past.  We must awaken to our adversary's plan and this frontal assault fostering our present moral decline.

 

On The Edge Interview with Motivational Coach to LA Rams, Dodgers, Author and Speaker Jon Gordon

On The Edge Interview with Motivational Coach to LA Rams, Dodgers, Author and Speaker Jon Gordon

February 1, 2019

Powerful Interview with Jon Gordon

 best-selling author of“THE POWER OF A POSITIVE TEAM” and renowned motivational coach (for the L.A. Rams, World Series contenders The Dodgers, among others) to discuss the 5 D’s That Will Destroy You and Your Family.” Jon says:  “Turn on the news. Look around. Read your social media feed. The country is increasingly divided. Teams are crumbling. Marriages are ending. More and more young people are taking their own life and too many have lost hope and are giving up.  But why is this happening and what can we do about it?  Says Jon, “It’s happening because evil exists and it uses the 5 D's to attack our marriages, families, teams and our country.”

 

Jon became a born again Christian in 2006, and bases his principles upon the Bible’s teachings.  He would love to share his insight on what we, as Christians, can do to combat the “5 D's” that represent the devil’s playbook -- the only game plan the enemy uses. John says, “if you know the game plan, you can counter it with a more powerful plan.”

 

The 5 D’s

  1. Divide- The enemy tries to divide us from God and from each other.
  2. Discourage- The enemy knows it can't beat you on its own. So it tries to discourage you so you beat yourself and give up.
  3. Distract- You know the saying, "If the devil won't make you bad he’ll make you busy."
  4. Distort- The enemy takes what is pure and beautiful and distorts it.
  5. Doubt- The enemy plants seeds of doubt in your mind that you aren't enough and aren't loved.

*The enemy uses these 5 D's to accomplish the 6th D and that's to Destroy. In the case of a marriage it's Divorce.

 

But the good news is that LOVE wins…

  1. Love and unite instead of divide.
  2. Encourage yourself and others when you feel discouraged.
  3. Focus on what matters most instead of letting distractions get in the way.
  4. Speak truth to the lies. Know that you have greatness inside of you and you are here to do great things. No matter what happened in your past you are capable of creating a great future.
  5. Trust in God’s plan for your life. Know that you are loved and know that your future is full of hope.

*These will lead you to the 7th D and that’s your Destiny. 7 is the number of completion and in the end we know Good wins!