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Religion & Spirituality Podcasts

A show where we discuss a variety of issues relating to you, your family and community. Sundays at 5:45 a.m.

A show where we discuss a variety of issues relating to you, your family and community. Sundays at 5:45 a.m.

Location:

Champaign, IL

Description:

A show where we discuss a variety of issues relating to you, your family and community. Sundays at 5:45 a.m.

Language:

English


Episodes

Grandparenting Matters

10/7/2021
Would you like to have a greater impact on your grandchildren? Studies say that grandparents are the second most influential people in a child's life. David Wheeler, from the Legacy Coalition and Grand-parenting Matters Summits shares about incredible opportunities for growth and gives tools to help you in this important journey.

Duration:01:40:31

The Salvation Army

9/23/2021
Kyle Karsten, Director of Development with the Salvation Army of Macon County, shares about the mission of the Salvation Army to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. He talks about the current challenges many families are facing and how we as communities can help to provide hope to these families in need.

Duration:00:17:49

Discussing Harvest and Farming

9/13/2021
Brad Uken, Champaign County Farm Bureau Director talks about what the impact of Covid 19 had on meat production plants and reminds us what farmers would like the general public to know in the harvest season.

Duration:00:16:27

Horses and Leadership

9/2/2021
We can learn a lot about life and leadership, from the language of a horse. Author and nationally known leadership and horse training expert, Dr. Lew Sterrett, shares about two words, Truth and Trust, and explains how these two words are both vital to the training of a horse and are also very important to humans and our development too. He leads a fascinating ministry called, Sermon On The Mount. Dr. Sterrett trains horses while sharing life changing messages to audiences all around the...

Duration:00:10:07

Childhood Friendships

8/25/2021
Many children are going back to school where they will reconnect with old friends and make new ones. There are three core needs in these friendships, and Dr. Danny Huerta, Vice President of Parenting and Youth at Focus on the Family, will bring awareness to these needs and help us understand how to communicate with our children about them.

Duration:00:18:21

Childhood Friendships

8/25/2021
Many children our going back to school where they will reconnect with old friends and make new ones. There are three core needs in these friendships, and Dr. Danny Huerta, Vice President of Parenting and Youth at Focus on the Family, will help us be aware of these needs and how to properly connect and communicate with our children about them.

Duration:00:18:21

Convoy Of Hope

8/19/2021
Many of us have been thinking about the crisis in Afghanistan and the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, followed by Tropical Depression Grace. Sometimes we wonder how we can help. Sara Foretz, Lead Reporter and National Spokesperson for Convoy Of Hope, shares about the efforts that are being made to provide life saving resources there.

Duration:00:14:14

Rescuing Women From Human Trafficking

7/29/2021
Kara Doan, Co-Founder and COO of Restoration61 shares about the work in rescuing women from human trafficking and providing restorative services and support.

Duration:00:28:03

Hope For Your Marriage

7/21/2021
Needing help and encouragement in your marriage? We believe today's conversation will provide hope and inspiration. Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice President of Marriage and Family Formation at Focus on the Family, recently joined Eric and Danielle on the WBGL Afternoon Show to talk about practical steps couples can take to strengthen and restore their marriage.

Duration:00:16:12

New Shoes For A New Path

7/14/2021
Shawn Spurrier is the Director of Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls. He shares about the on-going work of providing new shoes and socks to impoverished children around the world. Many kids miss out on important opportunities for life, such as education, simply because they do not have shoes to wear to school. Shawn shares about the difference Buckner is making for children and families and how you can be part of it, by participating in the up-coming WBGL 5k, "Run For Hope" in partnership with...

Duration:00:11:15

Project Diehard

7/1/2021
Project Diehard Founder and Director, Brian Gibson SFC USA Ret., shares about the mission of Project Diehard, “To bring public awareness to veteran suicide and to assist veterans in coping with the stress and difficulties in transitioning from active duty military to civilian life.”

Duration:00:21:34

Court Appointed Special Advocates

6/24/2021
Julia Livingston and Lori McDaniel share about the mission of Macon County CASA and how one might get involved in making a difference in the life of a child and family.

Duration:00:14:45

Fellowship Of Christian Athletes

6/17/2021
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Area Director, Robbie Gwinn talks about the work of FCA to encourage coaches and spiritually enrich the lives of students throughout our region. He shares exciting news about summer camps and more.

Duration:00:15:22

Post Graduation Job Hunt

6/7/2021
Lisa Anderson, host of the nationally syndicated radio show and podcast, "Boundless" shares helpful insight into how to successfully land a job following graduation from High school or College. Boundless is a ministry of Focus on the Family.

Duration:00:18:14

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

5/24/2021
Today we remember our fallen heroes and share in meaningful conversation with Sgt. Major Paul Petry of WWII.

Duration:00:21:06

Grilling Vegetables

5/21/2021
It's time to get out the grill! Perhaps you're fairly adept at grilling meat but would like to know more about grilling vegetables. Today's show is for you. Steven Raichlen, who the L.A. Times describes as the Julia Child of Barbecue, shares proven tips to ensure vegetable grilling success.

Duration:00:13:15

Navigating Through Grief And Loss

5/12/2021
Don Follis from Pastor-to-Pastor Initiatives shares about his journey through grief and helps us better understand the value of empathy for others who are experiencing difficult times of grief and loss.

Duration:00:15:50

How's Your Heart?

5/6/2021
High blood pressure affects more than half of adults in the United States. Dr. Elizabeth Ackerson shares how high blood pressure relates to the body and what can be done to reduce it.

Duration:00:14:03

Children Need Love And Care

4/20/2021
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and there is an uptick in reports of abuse, as children come back to school. Dr. Sharon Ford, from Focus On The Family is the Director of Foster Care and Adoption, and she shares how parents can receive help for themselves and their children.

Duration:00:14:48

Investing with Biblical Principles

4/13/2021
"Arthur D. Ally is founder and President of Timothy Plan, the nation’s leading Biblically based, pro-life, pro-family mutual fund group which uses stringent moral filtering criteria designed to avoid investing shareholders’ money in any company that has a pattern of contributing to the cultural pollution of society." Art shares his concerns about companies such as Facebook, and how Christians can invest in companies that reflect Biblical beliefs and values.

Duration:00:17:04