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Episode 2437: ABILGAIL'S EXCHANGE: A NOVEL by Kathryn Den Houter
Abigail's Exchange: A Novel by Kathryn Den Houter​Abigail’s Exchange is the inspiring story of a young lady who comes of age in the late 1800s in Baltimore, Maryland. Raised to own and manage a candy shop, which is left in her hands following tragedy, she struggles with her career and her wedding vows when she finds herself locked in the stranglehold of a difficult marriage. In Abigail’s life, the reversals of fortune strike suddenly and unexpectedly, and at her lowest point, she watches her good intentions turn into unspeakable calamity. But, this is not the end of the story, for there is yet another reversal – a final, terrific tale of bravery, shrewdness, and unfaltering resilience. This story will resonate with women and men who are trying to navigate through real life with grace and honor.Kathryn Den Houter was born in Minneapolis Minnesota in 1947. She is passionate about writing historical fiction novels. Her first novel, Abigail's Exchange; was a winner of the Eric Hoffer writer's contest and a semi-finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Award. She holds steadfastly to the maxim that good stories heal. They create a cathartic cleanse for the reader.Before her writing career, she had three careers that spanned forty-five years of work. Her first career was teaching, which gave her experience in preschool, elementary, secondary, and college teaching. Her last teaching experience was as a Directress of a Montessori School. After completing a doctorate in psychology at Michigan State University, she developed a private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her most beloved career, however was raising four beautiful children with her late husband, Len on a farm near Lowell, Michigan. Their children; Jon, Jenna, Jess and Ben now have their careers and families of their own, which opens up the wonderful world of grand-parenting.She remarried Jim in 2009, and they have been married for ten years. Currently, they live in Caledonia, Michigan to be near family. The winter months are spent in Florida near the Atlantic coasthttps://www.amazon.com/Abigails-Exchange-Kathryn-Den-Houter/dp/1943995877https://kathryndenhouter.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/kdhouterec.mp3
2d ago
21 mins
Episode 2436: GROUNDWORK by Rebecca Collison
Groundwork: Farm Parables and the Cultivation of Faith by Rebecca CollisonHas your faith lost its flavor? Is your spiritual life dry? Does church seem more like what you do than who you are? Is your soul ready for the new planting God has in store for this season of your life?Returning to the fields of her previous book, Preparing Fields for Seasons of Change, author Rebecca Collison takes the focus from small rural churches and shifts gears to individual faith development in the Apostle Paul’s call to be “God’s field.” Using Jesus’ agricultural-based parables as the seed, Groundwork offers a fresh perspective to working out our faith. By turning over the soil in our soul, vibrant spirituality and life-changing discipleship can emerge.With a nod to the land from which humankind was created, engagement with the farming narratives offers an organic approach to letting our roots go deep into Christ. The parables are paired with current social issues, which act as pollinators necessary for the bearing of fruit for the kingdom of God. Each chapter concludes with an opportunity to go further into spiritual practices while engaging the parable-focused seeds for contemplation, study, and exploration, either individually or in small groups.Rebecca Collison was a local newspaper reporter and a nationally certified special education teacher before answering the call to ministry. An ordained United Methodist elder known by many as “Pastor Becky,” she has served as lead pastor at churches in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. She is currently the senior pastor at Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View, Delaware. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education, and received both her Master of Divinity and doctorate of ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC. When not at the church, Collison lives with her husband, Glenn, on the corner of the family farm in Harrington, Delaware. They have six children and seven grandchildren. This is her second book.https://www.amazon.com/Groundwork-Farm-Parables-Cultivation-Faith-ebook/dp/B09LV38D1X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1FNNSXW7NGQ3O&keywords=%22Groundwork+Farm+Parables+and+the+Cultivation+of+Faith%22&qid=1651574204&sprefix=groundwork+farm+parables+and+the+cultivation+of+faith+%2Caps%2C254&sr=8-1http://rebeccacollison.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/51922kppb.mp3
2d ago
21 mins
Episode 2435: MY COLLECTION OF RECIPES FROM ACROSS AMERICA  AND GERMANY by E. John BolesEpisode 2434: KLARA. KHAROV. LIFE by Michael Blekhman and Olga Bezhanova
Klara. Kharkov. Life by Michael Blekhman and Olga BezhanovaKlara. Kharkov. Life is a novel based on events that took place in the 1920s through 1940s in Ukraine, the Soviet Union, as well as in the XIX century Jewish village in Belorussia, the Russian Empire. The main characters are a young Jewish couple, Klara and Samuil. As somebody who was born in the Soviet Union and lived there until its collapse, Michael Blekhman and Olga Bezhanova employed their knowledge of the Soviet realities in this novel.Michael Blekhman was born in Kharkov, Ukraine. Since 1998, he lives in Montreal, Canada. Michael is a professional linguist (a PhD in linguistics) and writer, a member of the International Academy of Literature and Arts, a winner of numerous Ukrainian literary awards, the author of several books in Ukrainian, Russian, and English. Michael's stories and books have been published in various literary magazines all over the world.Olga Bezhanova is a professional literary critic and scholar. She was born in Kharkov, Ukraine, where she graduated from Kharkov State University, Department of Foreign Languages. After relocating to Montreal, Canada, she graduated from McGill University, then obtained her PhD degree at Yale. Prof. Bezhanova teaches Hispanic literature at the University of South Illinois in Edwardsville, USA. She writes in English, Spanish, and Russian. Olga is a member of the International Academy of Literature and Arts, a winner of several Ukrainian literary awards.https://www.amazon.com/Klara-Kharkov-Life-Michael-Blekhman/dp/1685060188/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1652137654&sr=1-1https://blekhmanbezhanova.com/http://www.InfusedMedia.co  http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/mblekhaninf.mp3
2d ago
26 mins
Episode 2433: THE BASICS OF COOKING by Frances RumseyEpisode 2432: THE BOUNDARY WATERS: A QUANTUM ADVENTURE by Gerry Huerth
The Boundary Waters: A Quantum Adventure by Gerry HuerthThe Boundary Waters chronicles the unfolding and sometimes comic relationship between Raymona Washington Goldberg, an African American woman adopted as an infant by Jewish parents during a Freedom Ride in the 1960's and Matthew Pierson a gay man who geographically lives in Minneapolis but psychically inhabits a world of romantic fantasies. She spends her time barricaded in her Upper East Side Apartment in New York City, afraid to be contaminated by the stories lurking in the most common circumstances. Matthew distracts himself with romantic stories in which he becomes entangled. Their phone conversations provide a hygienic boundary through which Raymona experiences the world and Matthew has an audience. Their relationship takes a dramatic turn when Matthew entangles himself with three other gay men who are going to The Boundary Waters in Minnesota. One of the men is at the end stage of AIDS. Matthew is quite suddenly captured in an adventure in which wishful happy endings lose all meaning. Not only does the boundary between Raymona and Matthew start shifting, but both characters begin exploring the carefully guarded boundaries in their own lives. Their stories interact in a kind of synchrony as they stumble through the comedy and heartbreak of the human condition. I am a 73-year-old person who has creatively responded to being an outsider and in that process has learned to be an effective advocate for people who face the challenges of working with systems that may not be responsive to their hopes and needs. Fifty years ago I was an early member of FREE, the first Gay and Lesbian college organization in this country.https://www.amazon.com/Boundary-Waters-Quantum-Adventure-ebook/dp/B094GFXM3F/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=9781648953958&qid=1623260949&sr=8-1https://www.gerryhuerth.com/https://www.stratton-press.com/#/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/51222spa.mp3
May 12 2022
21 mins
Episode 2431: TO FLOURISH by Duane Hayes
To Flourish: God is the Light We are its Spectrum by Duane HaynesThis book will enlighten you about your self, love and your purpose in life. Learn the road to finding your true self and your spiritual path to your own light and understanding.Learn for yourself the reason why and the meanings too.Mr. Duane E. Haynes was born in Denver, Colorado to Jimmilee and Elmer Haynes II. Duane was born ten minutes after his twin brother, Darrell, one of five children. Duane's life changed when he took a life-threatening fall at the age of twelve. The accident left Duane in a coma for about three days. When Duane came to, he had changed. He remembers being in a place that he now knows in his heart as Heaven. To talk to him about it he says, "God showed me all of Heaven and Love. He then told me what I must do, and gave me a gift and said, 'Go back into the world and give them this gift, tell them so that they can learn the way home.'" Two months later Duane began to write, and what this young man was writing caught the attention of those who read it. What he wrote confounded even those closest to him. His insight and depth was to them beyond the comprehension at an age so young. To some, his poems are prophecy, to others, insight -- for him they are the sharing of his gift. There was a dark period in his life where he was troubled by the world, and his writings during that time show his turmoil. Duane now writes from a new heart and perspective. His love for God and others is in the forefront of his ministry. In his poetry he tries to get people to look at themselves and others through the eyes of Christ hoping to make a change in their lives. The author has written award-winning articles, plays and, of course, poetry which has been published nationally. Among his writings is a book of poems entitled Think About It (and You) published in 1973. Mr. Haynes' accomplishments include "Outstanding Man of the Century," "1000 Leaders of Influence," "2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century," by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England and "Who's Who in the World, 2000," by Marquis, NJ. Duane has also been honored with his "Fellow" (FABI) and "Order of International Ambassador" (OIA) by the American Biographical Institute in North Carolina, USA, in the year 2000.https://www.amazon.com/Flourish-God-Light-are-Spectrum/dp/0759685878http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/dhayesgls.mp3
May 12 2022
23 mins
Episode 2430: SUGAR PAPER by Tootsie Barron
Sugar Paper by Tootsie BarronSugar Paper is Kiki Gallo Cipo’s journey as she goes from A to Z, moving toward her inescapable destiny. She starts out a naïve girly girl and becomes known as “The Legend” and “The Most Standup Lady in the state of New Jersey.” Both titles are given to her by the godfather of the largest and most powerful mob family in New Jersey.This book is not for the faint of heart as it is graphic where it needs to be and gets downright raunchy when necessary.By the end of the book, the godfather gives Kiki a valuable present. Then Uncle fulfills his lifelong promise as he tells her what she has the right to know, that is, nothing has ever happened by chance in her entire life. He reveals who each of the eight main characters really are as no one is whom she thought they were and ties up every loose end.At this point, you should be left with only one question: How the heck did a woman ever write this novel in the first place?Only Kiki has the answer to that question.Fasten your seat belt, this ride is about to get bumpy.Tootsie was born in Jersey City, New Jersey,  and is currently called South Jersey, outside of “The Queen”, Atlantic City.    She has also lived in Arizona and Florida before moving back “home” to New Jersey    .She is a widowed mother of two grown children.     She lives in a world of silence and her words after her beloved papillon, Wiseguy, crossed the rainbow bridge.      She closes her eyes and remembers everything good when she wants a break from them. For the record Tootsie firmly believes in fairies, magic wands, and fairy dust.. Her words of wisdom that she wants to share with her readers: “As always, I wish you all that Heaven allows.https://www.amazon.com/Sugar-Paper-Tootsie-Barron-ebook/dp/B09GPN2ZDC/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3N2RX7PJAEEPC&keywords=Tootsie+Barron+sugar+paper&qid=1648646274&s=books&sprefix=tootsie+barron+sugar+pa%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C320&sr=1-3https://www.tootsiebarron.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/42122kppa.mp3
May 12 2022
26 mins
Episode 2429: OWNING YOUR WEIGHT: THE REALISTIC DYNAMICS OF BEING WHO YOU ARE by Dr. Henri MarcouxEpisode 2428: SIMPLIFYING RELIGION by Ed Galisewski
Simplifying Religion - Removing Barriers That Keep Us From God, Family, and Others by Ed GalisewskiWill Religion Survive? Should It?It's no secret that younger generations are leaving organized religion in large numbers. Their exodus speaks loud and clear to the fact that there is a generational divide today that spans all faith groups.Not many people have wanted to tackle this issue because of its difficult, often touchy subject matter, but that didn't stop author Ed Galisewski from jumping in with both feet. He reached out to those walking away and bluntly asked them why. And, thankfully, they bluntly answered him. Simplifying Religion covers six of the most divisive issues uncovered by these conversations that drive the conflict between Boomers and Millennials and fuel the exodus from religion.Simplifying Religion is for all generations, from Boomers to Gen Zs. Ed hopes to bring the generations back together by finding common ground through honest dialogue and good will. Please be a part of the solution: Read this book, talk about it, and pass it on to those in your religious circle, especially those who are struggling to stay engaged in their current spiritual community, or those who are finding themselves increasingly alienated from a family member.ED GALISEWSKI is a real life Joe Palooka-a big, good-natured guy. A men's ministry leader for twenty years, Ed has ministered to literally thousands of people. He's been in and out (and in again) of church, learning to overcome his own struggles with the institution while still loving the body of Christ. Ed and his wife Lynette have two children, son Braun and daughter Bryn, and live in Littleton, Colorado.https://www.amazon.com/Simplifying-Religion-Removing-Barriers-Family/dp/163302184X/ref=sr_1_1?Adv-Srch-Books-Submit.x=59&Adv-Srch-Books-Submit.y=10&dchild=1&field-dateop=During&field-dateyear=2021&qid=1627660008&refinements=p_30:Total+Publishing+and+Media&rnid=1000&s=books&sr=1-1&unfiltered=1https://www.simplifyingreligion.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/galisewski.mp3
May 12 2022
25 mins
Episode 2427: BEYOND KNOWLEDGE: HOW TECHNOLOGY IS DRIVING AN AGE OF CONSCIOUSNESS by William E. Halal
Beyond Knowledge: How Technology Is Driving an Age of Consciousness by William E. HalalBeyond Knowledge Lies the Triumph of Human SpiritThe Knowledge Age of the past two decades is passing today as the digital revolution and artificial intelligence replace knowledge work. Halal’s study of social evolution explains how this marks the passage to a new frontier beyond knowledge that is poorly understood – an “Age of Consciousness” is here. But more pandemics, climate change, gross inequality, gridlock and other threats form a “Crisis of Maturity” that is blocking this historic transformation.This book provides a wealth of evidence and leading examples of an emerging “global consciousness” now driving the world to grow up, resolve this global crisis and develop a sustainable world order – or perish. With foresight and hard work, we could see the triumph of human spirit, once again.--- Chapter 1Introduction:The Noosphere is Here Chapter 2 Promises and Perils of the Technology Revolution:Eating Fruit from the Tree of Knowledge Chapter 3 Uniting Science and Spirit:Technologies of Consciousness Chapter 4 Democratic Enterprise:Collaboration Between Business and Society Chapter 5 New Social Contract:Centrist Politics and Government Markets Chapter 6 Virtual Education:The Uneasy Shift from Teaching to Learning Chapter 7 From Religion to Spirit:The Ultimate Technique of Consciousness Chapter 8 Managing Our Minds: Living and Working in Spirit Chapter 9 Toward a Global Consciousness:Start by Being Responsible Chapter 10 Evolution’s Climax:The Flowering of Human Spirit Halal is Professor Emeritus at George Washington University, Washington, DC, with degrees from Purdue and UC Berkeley.Prof. Halal has published 7 books and hundreds of articles, consults to corporations and governments, and is a frequent speaker, once substituting for Peter Drucker. Bill also served as a major in the US Air Force, an aerospace engineer on the Apollo Program and a business manager in Silicon Valley.He received the 1977 Mitchell Prize ($10,000) for his article “Beyond the Profit-Motive,” and another article, “Through the MegaCrisis,” was awarded Outstanding Paper of 2013.Halal was cited by the Encyclopedia of the Future as one of the top 100 futurists in the world.Find out more about the book here www.BeyondKnowledge.orghttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B09C2JS8QB?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420https://www.billhalal.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/halalpj.mp3
May 11 2022
25 mins
Episode 2426: SELF-KNOWLEDGE AND SPIRITUAL YEARNING: The Role of Spirituality in Psychological Health by E. Douglass Brown, Ph DEpisode 2425: PACIFIC PARADISE by Kurt Carlson
Pacific Paradise by Kurt CarlsonPacific Paradise is the tale of two coming-of-age stories, one of a small island-nation, and the second of a young girl, the daughter of the nation’s president.While citizens of Sumonajob battle between isolationism and an open country welcoming tourism, Mimi must decide which side to choose as her relationship with American businessman Jason Richards grows from hatred and misunderstanding to friendship and alliance.Among the subplots of the story include the European colonization of the island, the separation of political factions on the future of Sumonajob, and the various characters who show up throughout the story.Whether it’s the weeklong crab races, the deadly trip down to Shanty Town, the abduction of Richards’s secretary on their second day on the island, or the comings and goings of Luana and Jeanie, the story twists unexpectedly at every point.Kurt Carlson was born and raised on Long Island, New York.  He spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, having spent approximately 14 of those years in the Pacific Theater of Operations.Carlson was stationed in the Philippines, Thailand and Okinawa, Japan.  It was while on Okinawa that the idea for this story began to develop.  The island-nation of Sumonajob is a compilation of all these countries where Carlson was stationed.  Some of the events were loosely based on world events which happened during the time frame that Carlson was there.After retiring from the military, Carlson settled in Winter Haven, Florida.  He has a son living in Massachusetts, one step son and one step daughter, both in North Carolina, and a fiancee, Jo Anne, making her own adventures in the Middle East.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NFMKZFR/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1https://www.kurtcarlson.net/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/5522pmg.mp3
May 5 2022
20 mins
Episode 2424: METAMORPHOSIS OF A YOUNG MAIDEN by Dr. Wm. Patric Leedom
Metamorphosis of a Young Maiden by Dr. Wm. Patric LeedomFrom December 1969 until June 1970, Dr. Wm. Patric Leedom's love interest, Shelley, allowed herself to go through major changes-from a naïve, shy recluse who never considered sex in relation to herself, to a more sophisticated young woman trusting another for the first time, feeling completed and totally loved for the first time. Metamorphosis of a Young Maiden is a collection of love letters between the two from 47 years ago. It is a powerful example of two lovers going deep into life and making themselves vulnerable to each other as they build toward an intense relationship. We should all remember to take risks with our partners and be encouraged to seek the deeper meanings and experiences that life can offer.Dr. Wm. Patric Leedom inculcated his father's values, following in his footsteps and going out into the community to lift up and help others. To this end, he was part of teams to first found a private Montessori school and then help found a public Montessori school. From 1983-'85 he reactivated himself in the submarine Navy, where part of his responsibilities was to care for and protect the sailors who worked for him. Dr. Leedom entered a doctorial program in 1985 in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, where again many of his duties and responsibilities included caring for and protecting the students under his care. He also took on the responsibility of creating the first Academic Advising Center for the entire College of Education. He currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohiohttps://www.amazon.com/Metamorphosis-Young-Maiden-Patric-Leedom/dp/1649610750/ref=sr_1_2?qid=1651674586&refinements=p_27%3ADr+Wm+Patric+Leedom&s=books&sr=1-2&text=Dr+Wm+Patric+Leedomhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/5522ec.mp3
May 5 2022
23 mins
Episode 2423: BUDDY THE DRONE by Ronald St. George-SmithEpisode 2422: UNREQUITED by Carol Urena
UNREQUITED by Carol UrenaAs a continuation of Love You True; these are an additional 75 short poems without titles. More expressions incurred by the feeling of true love. A feeling that is all inspiring; all-consuming. So much so that one can be overwhelmed by it. By such a strong and pure emotion; an emotion so strong one can even wonder how it is even possible to contain. An emotion that goes beyond the heart. When one experiences true love, one realizes that it also goes beyond the mind, beyond the body, beyond the soul. One can feel it without a single touch. And be entirely content with it. Without having the beloved at one's side. Content even if the love is unrequited. Not being necessary to experience love wholly or entirely. Not necessary to feel the happiness brought on simply by the sensations that true love can give rise to.From Romeo and Juliet, to Shakespeare’s sonnets, to the King James Version of the bible; the romanticism of words and verses have always been an influence. But not until touched by true love which is different than love in all its other forms was it possible to put down into words the feelings it gives  rise to. While always enjoying English literature and their classics, a favorite has always been creative writing. While not always the best at writing in its technical form, have always had the skill for putting words together without the constraints of grammatical rules. Always enjoying it poetry is very different; special if you like; touching us in another form than a novel or biography. ­ The purpose of this book is for the reader to be in tune with their heart and the most wonderful feeling that ever existed; true love.https://www.writersrepublic.com/bookshop/unrequitedhttps://authorcarolurena.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/caurenawr.mp3
May 5 2022
21 mins
Episode 2421: LILY'S DAY COPING WITH AUTISM by Bethany Stoots
Lilly’s Day Coping with AutismAuthor: Bethany StootsWith her personal experiences of living every day with Autism, author Bethany Stoots hopes to help fellow Autistic individuals and those caring for these Autistic people by sharing this new picture book. With illustrations by Sydney Truesdail, “Lilly’s Day Coping with Autism” follows the story of a little girl who has Autism and she copes with her day-to-day activities.The author invites everyone to understand the challenges that a little girl has to face daily while she copes with her disability. Lilly has sensory overload disorder. She cannot be around loud noises, flashing lights, crowds, or stressful situations. This causes her daily life to look slightly different than most. And this picture book allows readers to see how a day in Lilly’s life looks.This book is a great aid for parents, guardians and teachers who live with or care for individuals with Autism. This is also a good read for Autistic people to show them that they are not alone and that it’s possible to do anything.Hello, my name is Bethany Stoots, I am passionate about playing the flute, volunteering in my community, and being part of Girl Scouts. However, people thought I would never be able to accomplish any of these activities because of having a disability. I was diagnosed with Autism when I was a year and a half old. Growing up this has brought on many hardships such as not always feeling understood and being bullied by my peers. My goal by writing this book is to make Autism easier for the younger generation to understand. And for Autistic people to know that they are not alone with what they are going through   and that they can accomplish anything.https://www.writersrepublic.com/bookshop/lillys-day-coping-autismhttps://bethanystoots.com/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/bestootswr.mp3
Apr 28 2022
24 mins
Episode 2420: EVERY DAY WITH JESUS DEVOTIONAL by Shirley A. Howard
Every Day with Jesus Devotional: God Loves and Cares for You by Shirley A. Howard​Mrs. Virginia Hall writes: "I love to start my day with my mind on the Lord. Reading this daily journal has helped me realize God's presence when you dive into His Word. Opening your heart and mind, letting God's Word guide and keep you. You can see a brighter future and forgiveness for your past. . . No way His word will leave you void. Thanks, Shirley for allowing me to enjoy and go on this journey with you."Ms. Erica Wade states: This journal helped me cope with everyday life. The daily scriptures and prayers inspired me to stay positive when I was going through difficult times. The poems were inspirational and refreshing; I sensed God's presence. God's blessing is within this journal and you can feel every word as you read and meditate.I also shared the devotions with my children. As we read together, we drew closer to God-no matter what, God is always there for you. I gained strength and was able to trust God more in everyday life. It turned my negative thoughts into positive ones, increasing my belief and faith in God. Thank you Shirley for sharing your journey with me.SHIRLEY A. HOWARD is an author and poet (Inspiration for Life's Journey), a clinical pastoral counselor, an experienced Bible teacher, and an ordained minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She has a God-given passion to encourage people through prayer and through an inspirational study of the Holy Bible. She has taught numerous Bible classes, conducted workshops on prayer, and taught on various topics pertaining to spiritual growth and development for wholesome Christian living. She resides in Lorain, Ohio, with her husband, Gerald.https://www.amazon.com/Every-Day-Jesus-Devotional-Loves/dp/1639452729www.ShirleyHowardBook.com   www.WritersBranding.com  http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/42822wb.mp3
Apr 28 2022
24 mins
Episode 2419: HOW TO EDUCATE YOUR CHILDREN IN THE 21st CENTURY by Clynie Huggins
How to Educate Your Children in the 21st Century by Clynie HugginsEducation can be defined as the act or process of acquiring knowledge to develop understanding, reasoning, and judging to be used in any area. Education can be perceived as a life line to quality life. This means that education should be effective, efficient, adequate and powerful. Education can be viewed as the key to success. If success depends upon education, then we as parents want the highest quality of education for our children. We as educators and parents should lead and guide our children effectively in the twenty first century in order to meet the changes and challenges in our schools, communities, and this society.The author, Clynie Huggins was reared in a small rural community in Wharton, TX. She received her education in public schools in this small rural town. Her favorite hobbies were reading, writing, sewing and playing the piano. Of course, she didn't realize then, that she would become a teacher. At night when everything was quiet Clynie would get her comprehension book and write about the things that happened during the day, starting with the morning and ending at night. On the week-ends, she would visit her grandparents and they would always have interesting stories to tell of their childhood. Clynie would listen and take notes and add these notes to her comprehension book. These notes became real stories. Clynie begin to dream of helping others with her talents of reading and writing. So when she graduated from high school, she moved to Houston, TX. and began her career by enrolling in college in Home Economics. She graduated with a Bachelor of Degree in Home Economics and became a substitute teacher. She chose elementary schools to teach in. Clynie enjoyed teaching in elementary schools. This inspired her to get a second Bachelor of Degree in Elementary Education, where she became a full time teacher. Clynie also holds a Master of Degree in Administration Education. She enjoyed helping kids to learn and work toward building a strong foundation in education that would carry and support them through elementary, middle, high school and college. During Clynie's career of teaching, she taught in grades preschool through sixth grades. She spent most of her years teaching in second and third grades. Clynie felt that helping these students to master the skills in these grade levels were of great significance and played an important part in building a strong and efficient foundation in their education. Clynie loved teaching and helping kids to reach their greatest potential in education. Clynie's career as a teacher in Elementary Education lasted for 37 years. After retirement, Clynie's goals are to continue helping parents and their children in education through her public speaking and writing of educational books. Clynie wants to help parents learn and become knowledgeable of how to help educate their children in the 20th Century. Clynie is married and has three adult children and four grandchildren. The youngest grandchild is a five year old boy, whom Clynie helped to parent for three years. This experience enhanced her parenting skills and made her more knowledgeable in child development. Clynie is dedicating her book, How to Educate Your Children in the 20th. Century, to her family and friends and a special dedication to her five year old grandson whom, Clynie helped to parent for three years. Clynie is also dedicating her book to her non-profit foundation, www.clyniehugginsfoundation.org. CHF. This organization was founded and developed by Clynie in order to help children who are in need of mentoring and counseling. One of the goals of this organization is to empower and help our youth to establish their potential in life and work hard at making their dreams come true.https://www.amazon.com/dp/1955691320/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_CNJDV4HGJSB85M0823GA http://www.InfusedMedia.Cohttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/chugginsinf.mp3
Apr 28 2022
26 mins
Episode 2418: MODERN ANCIENT FOODS COOKBOOK: VOL 1 by Bounthavy Thongsonlone
Apr 28 2022
21 mins