author interviews

Inspirational Journeys Presents: How Writing helped Jayomi Douglas Overcome Bullying at School

Headshot of Jayomi and her mom Ginger

This week, I speak with a charming Twelve year old debut author, who shares her story of being bullied at school through a novel to let kids know that if they’ve been bullied, they are not alone. Grab your favorite beverage and take a seat at our virtual table.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

How Writing Helped  Jayomi Douglas Overcome Being Bullied at School!

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WHO?

Jayomi Douglas

WHEN?

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Jayomi Douglas…

Jayomi Douglas is a12-year-old author born in New Jersey who started school at 2 1/2 years old. She excels in all subjects but her strongest subject has always been reading.

Jayomi’s featured book is entitled Misfit.

Description: “The Misfit” is a story close to Jayomi Douglas’s heart because it’s very similar to her reality. The book talks about a 10-year-old girl named Hope who is experiencing bullying at her school and at home by her older sister. As the author says “It’s unique because although Hope is a character I created, Hope is me, Hope could be you, Hope symbolized that light at the end of the tunnel”.

Purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/MisFit-Jayomi-Douglas/dp/B08GVGCSFW:

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https://www.instagram.com/ jayomi_sky

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BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life with Tess Scott

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Listen sisters and brothers, this week we have another belated Birthday to celebrate! Come hang out with my guest and me as we talk about her debut devotional-style book of stories about finding hope in the freakshow we call life.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life with Tess Scott!

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WHO?

Tess Scott

WHEN?

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Tess Scott…

Tess Scott, former black sheep turned “Jesus Girl” is mom of 8 boys and spunky “Grami with a heart above the i” to a whole slew of adorable grandkids. Using both humour and vulnerability, Tess shares her story as a speaker, an author and an encourager of women. Her first book, “Listen,Sister! Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life launches this June everywhere books are sold. If you’re looking for Tess, you’ll most likely find her hanging with girlfriends around the Rummoli table or graciously losing boardgames with some of her favourite people in Sarnia, Ontario.

 Tess’s book is entitled Listen, Sister: Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life

Description:

Listen, Sister! Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life is a hilarious collection of short personal stories that turn awkward memories into much needed encouragement. Each tale of real-life shenanigans points out glimpses of God in the everyday and directs women to the source of true joy in their stress-filled lives. 

Purchase link:

Listen, Sister!: Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life by Tess Scott, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)

Listen, Sister!: Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life – Kindle edition by Scott, Tess. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Listen, Sister!: Finding Hope In The Freakshow Of Life, Book by Tess Scott (Paperback) | www.chapters.indigo.ca

Listen, Sister! : Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life (Paperback) – Walmart.com

Connect with Tess at the following links:

My website:  Listen Sister! Finding Hope in the Freak Show of Life (tessscott.com)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/listensistertessscott

Insta: Listen Sister Encouragement (@listensister_encouragement) • Instagram photos and videos

Linked In Tess Scott | LinkedIn

Top 10 Signs Your Life is a Freakshow:  https://tessscott.com/freakshow

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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author interviews

Inspirational Journeys Presents: Among the Innocent with Mary Alford

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Despite technical difficulties and not being able to show our faces on camera, My special guest and I celebrated the launch of her latest book, though you will hear this celebration a week late.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Among The Innocent with Mary Alford!

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WHO?

Mary Alford

WHEN?

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Mary Alford…

Mary Alford is a USA Today bestselling author who loves giving her readers the unexpected, combining unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots that result in stories the reader can’t put down. Her titles have been finalists for several awards, including the Daphne Du Maurier, the Beverly, the Maggie, and the Selah. She and her husband live in the heart of Texas in the middle of 70 acres with two cats and one dog. Learn more at http://www.maryalford.net.

Mary’s latest book is entitled Among The Innocent.

Description:

When Leah Miller’s entire Amish family was murdered ten years ago, the person believed responsible took his own life. Since then, Leah left the Amish and joined the police force. Now, after another Amish woman is found murdered with the same MO, it becomes clear that the wrong man may have been blamed for her family’s deaths.

As Leah and the new police chief, Dalton Cooper, work long hours struggling to fit the pieces together in order to catch the killer, they can’t help but grow closer. When secrets from both of their pasts begin to surface, an unexpected connection between them is revealed. But this is only the beginning. Could it be that the former police chief framed an innocent man to keep the biggest secret of all buried? And what will it mean for Leah–and Dalton–when the full truth comes to light?

USA Today bestselling author Mary Alford keeps you guessing as two determined souls plumb the dark depths of the past in order to forge a brighter future–together.

Purchase link:

Baker Books: http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/among-the-innocent/408020

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Among-Innocent-Mary-Alford-ebook/dp/B09LWN9DXD/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=among+the+innocent&qid=1652830111&s=books&sr=1-1

B&N:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/among-the-innocent-mary-alford/1140355574?ean=9780800740269

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/among-the-innocent

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/among-the-innocent/id1596351637

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Mary_Alford_Among_the_Innocent?id=Y8hOEAAAQBAJ

Connect with Marry at the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mary.alford.1272

Twitter: https://twitter.com/maryalford13

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7235798.Mary_Alford

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/mary-alford

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maryjalfordauthor/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/maryjalfordauth/_created/

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: A Study In Terminal with Kara Linaburg

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This week is the launch of my special guest’s first traditionally published novel! Join us as we celebrate a brand new book baby Published by a brand new small press! We also give a shout out to Jen Lowry from Monarch Educational Services Boutique Press. Happy first book birthday, Jen!

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

A Study In Terminal with Kara Linaburg!

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WHO?

Kara Linaburg

WHEN?

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Kara Linaburg…

Queen of awkward and writer before she could properly spell, Kara Linaburg is passionate about creating stories with beauty in brokenness. When she’s not playing the role of author or editor, she’s planning her next adventure or watching the sunset. Kara lives in the mountains of West Virginia, the setting of “A Study In Terminal.” You can find her on http://www.thebeautifullybrokenblog.com or on social media @kara_lynn_author where making new friends is basically her hobby.

Kara’s debut novel is entitled A Study In Terminal

Description:

Sean Brogan has spent most of his life running from a past he can never escape. Emotionally abandoned by his alcoholic father and secretly blaming himself for his mother’s death, the scars he carries are ones no one can see.

On the anniversary of the day that changed his life forever, Sean flees New York City on his 1965 Triumph Bonneville, hoping to face the demons that plague his nightmares. He plans to slip into the sleepy town of Lake Fort, West Virginia as quietly as he did ten years before, but his life has never gone as planned. Sean never expects Rina, the blue-haired sister of his childhood best friend who makes it her mission to rescue the lost things. A hopeful dreamer who sits on the roof and watches the sunset, she represents all the things he has lost.

As Sean spends time in the lakeside town that has haunted his dreams since he was a little boy, he has no choice but to face the pain that he buried from a life cut off too soon. In the blink of an eye, with a gun to his head, Sean is forced to confront what it means to fight for the will to live when your world has gone dark.

An anthem for those of us who have been left behind, “A Study in Terminal” is a vulnerable story about the human condition that reminds us that to beat your past, you first must turn around and face it.

Purchase link:

https://books2read.com/asit/

View Kara’s Link Tree to connect with her online:

https://linktr.ee/karalynnauthor

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: From Therapist to Business Coach with Pamela Godbois

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I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Out of your Mind podcast with this week’s special guest. I asked her to be my special guest, as a way to introduce you to an entrepreneurial coach and share her story.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Pamela Godbois!

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WHO?

Pamela Godbois

WHEN?

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST BUSINESS COACH Pamela Godbois…

Pam Godbois, LICSW is a therapist and yoga teacher turned self-development and business coach, on a mission to help female entrepreneurs shift their inner world, and live a life filled with joy, connection and fulfillment. Through the process of shifting beliefs, and re-writing their own story, Pam helps them find their purpose and live the lifestyle they dream of. 

connect with Pam at the following links:

Website- www.pamgodbois.com

Social Media- www.instagram.com/yoginipam

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Editing Q&A with Kelly Martin

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This week, My special guest and I talk about writing briefly, but I pick her brain about editing, which is one of the things I’m finding that I love to do. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back and come hang out with us as we talk all things editing and a little about writing.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Kelly Martin!

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WHO?

Kelly Martin

WHEN?

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Kelly Martin…

Kelly Martin lives in a possibly haunted house in a small southern town. While she’d like to say paranormal things have only happened to her at her home, it would be a lie…

She is an active member of the Horror Writers Association and an international #1 best selling author in horror, paranormal, contemporary, historical, young adult, and mysteries. All of Kelly’s books have one thing in common– imagine the real world is tilted slightly on its side. You don’t really know what’s going on, what’s missing, but there is a tilt, a hum you can barely hear, telling you that something is off.

Email Kelly Martin at kelly @kellymartinbooks.com (no spaces). Visit her website at http://www.kellymartinbooks.com

Kelly’s featured book is entitled THE BAD ONES (sequel to Fake Nora)

Description:

Shadows come from the mirror…

And then there are nightmares.

A month after Nora and her friend from the mirror, Jesse, defeated the doppelganger who haunts mirrors, life has returned to normal. For Nora. A relic from a past era, thirteen-year-old Jesse has a difficult time adjusting to the twenty-first century.

Jesse fears the ghosts of souls, the Bad Ones, lurking in the reflections, are planning on seeping through the mirror and dragging him back.

Only when the voice of a friend from the past begs for his help from inside the mirror, Jesse has to choose between living in fear or facing the Bad Ones in the mirror once and for all.

Lies.

Betrayal.

Hope…

Nothing is as it seems.

Purchase link:

https://books2read.com/u/mZQa2E

Excerpt:

FAKE NORA

The sign over the covered antique mirror said DO NOT TOUCH. Twelve-year-old Nora wished she had listened.

Mirrors reflect what is in front of them, but what happens behind the glass—to the reflections themselves? Nora finds out when her own reflection, aka Fake Nora, changes places with her one night. Nora is shoved in a place that looks exactly like her house with no echoes, dull lights, and muted sounds. It isn’t her home at all, simply a shell of a place she loves.

Fake Nora is living her best life in Nora’s house, feeding on the fear of her little brother while no one else at the house knows anything is wrong.

Inside “reflectionland,” Nora meets thirteen-year-old Jesse, who has been stuck in his mirror since the forties, and he warns her that they aren’t alone in the house. There are others sneaking around, known as the bad ones—spirits of people who gave up after vanishing in the mirror.

Refusing to stay a reflection forever, Nora conjures a plan to escape, but Fake Nora isn’t about to give up her life in Nora’s home. And Jesse? He could become a bad one forever.

connect with Kelly at the following links:

Website: www.kellymartinbooks.com

YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/kellymartinbooks

Instagram: www.instagram.com/kellymartinauthor

TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@kellymartinauthor

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ReadKellyMartin

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Show and Tell Writing with Mike Ulmer

Headshot of Mike Ulmer

This week, my special guest and I sat down and had a lovely conversation about one of my favorite things to talk about, writing. Sit back, relax, tune into our conversation and laugh along with us as we discuss his rules of writing and how he helps other people write their books.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Show and Tell Writing with Mike Ulmer

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WHO?

Mike Ulmer

WHEN?

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Mike Ulmer…

With over 30 plus years of writing experience, Mike Ulmer has written 14 books, thousands of newspaper articles and conducted more than 10,000 interviews. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of the best selling alphabet in Canadian publishing history, M is for Maple.

Mike’s featured book is entitled, Show and Tell Writing: A great, short business book about how to write a great, short business book.

Description:

Mike traces his own story and evolution as a writer to create the ultimate handbook for people who want to rejuvenate their businesses. Show and Tell Writing explains how writers access our hardwired need to resolve patterns and reach conclusions to create know, like and trust, tells us why every book is a business book and details the three pillars of a great business book: The Proposition, The Backstory and The Recommendations.

Purchase link:

https://www.amazon.com/Show-Tell-Writing-Great-Business/dp/B09WSZP3ZM/ref=sr_1_5?crid=9P6IS9GZ26YT&keywords=show+and+tell+writing&qid=1650503283&sprefix=show+and+tell+writing%2Caps%2C151&sr=8-5

Check out this Book Excerpt on YouTube.

connect with Mike at the following links:

Home

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-ulmer-554814a3/

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Making Sense of the Bible in Three Simple Steps with Chad M. Mansbridge

This week, my special guest gives a quick overview of the three essential questions to ask yourself, to help you make sense of the Bible. Sit back, relax, and tune in as we talk about his new book and his podcast.

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Making Sense of the Bible in 3 Simple steps with Chad M. Mansbridge!

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WHO?

Chad M. Mansbridge

WHEN?

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR AND PASTOR Chad Mansbridge…

Chad M. Mansbridge is a pastor, author, conference speaker and one of Australia’s most dynamic Bible teachers—known for his ability to communicate

profound and complex truth with clarity, simplicity and a whole lot of fun!

At just 23yrs of age, Chad and his wife (Jaye) planted and pioneered Bayside Church International; a thriving local church located in Victor Harbor, on

the south coast of South Australia, where they are currently serving their twentieth year of pastoral ministry.

Chad’s latest book—You Can Handle the Truth—deals with the complex concern of how Christians should read, understand, and apply the Scriptures. Its conversational

tone, innovative layout and original artwork makes it a standout in the hermeneutics space, with the goal of making the intimidating task of

biblical interpretation as approachable as possible for the everyday believer. Endorsements for this project testify to its broad Christian appeal—with

praise from Pentecostals and Presbyterians, professors and pastors, teen bloggers and bestselling authors, college presidents, prominent publishers, and

even Bible translators—the book has recently been declared the GOLD Medallion winner in the Bible Study category for the 2022 Illumination Book Awards.

Details for You can Handle the Truth:

Description:

The Bible is for everyone … and you can handle it!

You Can Handle the Truth is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to biblical interpretation (or hermeneutics), equipping everyday believers to read and

heed God’s Word.

Struggle to read your Bible on a regular basis? Find some parts confusing, complicated or even contradictory? Wonder how to make sense of certain passages,

or question its relevance to your day-to-day life? Rest assured, you are not alone! While Christians are often encouraged to study and obey the Scriptures

… very few are taught how.

In this book, you’ll be mentored on how to: choose a translation, read your Bible effectively, discover a text’s meaning, consider context, see the Scriptures

as a unified story leading to Christ, discern between literal and non-literal passages, find personal significance, and share it with others.

Its purpose is to present long-established principles of biblical interpretation to a new generation of Bible students.

Purchase link:

Connect with Chad at the following links:

www.chadmansbridge.com

(8) Chad M. Mansbridge – YouTube

(20+) Chad M. Mansbridge | Facebook

Chad M. Mansbridge on Apple Podcasts

Chad M. Mansbridge | Podcast on Spotify

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: The Upsides and Downsides of a Life of Extraordinary Service with Marlena Fiol and Ed O’Connor

This is a picture of Marlena Fiol and Ed O’Connor

This week, I had the pleasure of speaking with a husband and wife team who cowrote the story of John and Clara Schmitt. Unfortunately I was unable to download the audible sample for Called, so I’ve put it in the podcast description and the show notes on my website.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Marlena Fiol and Ed O’Connor!

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Marlena Fiol and Ed O’Connor

WHEN?

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHORS Marlena Fiol and Ed O’Connor…

Marlena Fiol and Ed O’Connor are spiritual seekers whose writing explores the depths of who we are and what’s possible in our lives. They have devoted themselves to supporting others in identifying and removing the barriers to realizing their dreams. They consider every blog, essay, video, book or workshop an opportunity to share their insights with others, as well as learn more about their own transformational journey. Marlena is also author of the memoir, Nothing Bad Between Us: A Mennonite Missionary’s Daughter Finds Healing in Her Brokenness (Mango Publishing Group, 2020).

This week’s featured book is entitled, Called

Description:

Get swept away by the inspiring true story of John and Clara Schmidt, determined Mennonite medical pioneers, whose relentless devotion and sacrifice often verge on madness. Set against the backdrop of World War II, Nazi uprisings, revolutions in Argentina and Paraguay, and the scourge of leprosy left untreated, Dr. John and Clara Schmidt commit to living a life of service.

Purchase link:

Link to the audiobook sample for Called:

Excerpt:

“A beat-up diesel pickup truck sputtered as it came over the hill into view. Clara jumped to her feet, nearly tripping on the long canvas apron tied around her waist. With her left wrist, she pushed aside a strand of hair that had escaped her kerchief.

A half-dozen Paraguayan men in torn filthy shirts stood in the bed of the truck, passing a bottle around, their fists pumping the air. Who were they? She dropped the trowel still dripping with adobe sludge from the last brick she was setting, and stood, staring. As they grew nearer, she could make out their shouts.

Lepra de satán…que mueran todos…guerra contra satán.”

Could she run? Escape? Clara jerked her head around to take in the rubble of recently cleared land where she and John planned to build the clinic, the thatched-roofed lean-to stacked high with adobe bricks, the tarp on the ground behind her covered with plaster, and the partial wall to her left. There was nowhere to go.

The truck slowed as it approached Clara. The men thrust their fists at her, and their voices rose to a wild crescendo. “Lepra…que mueran…trabajo de satán…”

Following the driver’s lead, a few of them jumped to the ground, grabbed rocks from the truck bed and moved toward Clara. She backed up, grasping her apron as though it might shield her from the angry, wild-looking men. Why was John traveling around in Brazil when she needed him? Clara’s lips trembled. He wasn’t due back for another month.

Without taking her eyes off the men, Clara sensed by her side the presence of Johann Teichgraef. “Johann,” she said between clenched teeth, “who are these men and what do they want?”

 “They’re from Itacurubí, Frau Clara, just up the road from us, and they’re saying that you will not live and that they’ll destroy this hospital. They refuse to let you bring lepers into their neighborhood.”

The men pulled more rocks off the truck bed. Teichgraef continued to translate, his voice getting thinner and tighter. “They’re saying that they’ve brought these rocks to destroy you and your satanic work here at Km. 81.”

Clara’s chest muscles constricted. She wished she knew Spanish. Surely, she could explain the Lord’s work. Explain that they were here to help.

Clara took a deep breath and slowly turned to Teichgraef. “Please ask them if they would like to have some coffee and Zwieback.” She pointed to the angry men, who were still pulling rocks from the truck bed.

Teichgraef relayed the message. The men stopped shouting. They stared at Clara.

Slapping her hands against the sides of her apron to remove some of the mud, Clara walked toward the lean-to where she kept what little provisions she had. “Here, I have this thermos full of iced coffee and these are Zwieback that my maid baked yesterday. You probably don’t know what Zwieback are…” In her nervousness she forgot that they didn’t understand a word she was saying. “Um… Johann, please tell them I’d like to pray with them before we eat?”

The men didn’t move, their dark eyes darting back and forth between their driver and Clara.

Clara clasped her trembling hands together. “Lord, we thank you for your love and protection. Bless this food, we pray, in Christ’s name. Amen.” She held out the bag of Zwieback and motioned for the men to come.

The driver said something to the men and one by one they dropped their rocks. They ate Zwieback and drank iced coffee with Clara and then quietly climbed back onto the truck and left.”

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: How Rachel’s Song can change your life with Dave Combs

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The photo shows Dave Combs at the piano

This week I had the pleasure of speaking to a composer of soothing instrumental music, of whom I have become a fan. Sit back, relax, and eavesdrop on or conversation as my special guest shares the story of how “Rachel’s song” touches the lives of so many people, including me.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

How Rachel’s Song can change your life with Dave Combs!

Hello:

I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.

Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?

Dave Combs

WHEN?

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

WHERE?

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Dave Combs is a songwriter, entrepreneur, successful business executive, and best-selling

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music has been played millions of times on radio, satellite, and all internet streaming media. He

is the author of the bestselling book, Touched by the Music. The book is about an inspired (some

say anointed) song, the man who wrote it, the successful music business that grew from it, and

the millions of people whose lives continue to be touched by Dave’s peaceful music and his

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composer of some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard, but he is a man of faith and has

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writer.” In his book, Dave Combs brings to life his amazing journey through his own personal,

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now he and his wife Linda make their home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Dave’s Featured book is entitled Touched by the Music: How the Story and Music of “Rachel’s Song” Can Change Your Life

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This book is about an inspired (some say anointed) song, the man who wrote it, the successful

music business that grew from it, and the millions of people whose lives continue to be

touched by the music. Musician and master storyteller Dave Combs brings to life his journey

through up close and personal stories of the many steps along the way. Elevate your joy and

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/combsmusic

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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