Thursday, July 11, 2024

Has Your Faith Been Tested to the Limit?

Patricia Monserrate believed she had to be perfect in every way. This included keeping the secret of her abuse. One night, as her two small daughters slept in their beds, she found herself alone in a closed closet, sitting on the floor crying and screaming at God, "I can’t go on  - I want to die."

Blueprints of Shades

Patricia Monserrate is a native of California who loves to travel. She is a licensed evangelist and missionary who ministers to hurting single women, wives, couples, and young people searching for answers.

Her passion for those less fortunate has been the driving force to promote growth in the community and in women. Patricia takes pride in providing the best personal, professional, and spiritual solutions to those looking for a better way of living. Recognized for her extraordinary commitment of volunteering, she received the President’s Volunteer Award for four straight years.

“It was impossible at times to live without confusion and pain. Its ugly marks of guilt and shame left Patricia uncertain of her identity, or where she belonged.”

What effect does keeping a secret have on us? A deep-rooted secret carries a darkness that affects our physical and mental health. It brings brokenness, sadness, and hopelessness. To overcome the guilt and shame, we need to forgive ourselves, to finally find freedom.

Here is her interview:

Blueprints of Shades was birthed out of a dark secret kept for over forty years.

Anyone who reads the book will live through the main character’s life. They will feel her shame, pain, and hopelessness, and realize they can receive forgiveness and unconditional love.


Blueprints of Shades

When an innocent acceptance to a party turned into a night of terror, the beautiful emerald green-eyed Callie Leland was deemed to live a life of shame and isolation with a dark secret. Despite her nightmarish beginning, she finds solace in her talent as an interior designer in New York. Her future was quickly interrupted by her move back home to Kayla Bay.

As the new senior designer of Shades of Designs, her project manager, Oliver Mason, finds himself drawn to Callie’s beauty and the mystery behind her emerald-green eyes. But Callie is immune to the advances he directs her way. However, Callie quickly falls for their biggest client’s eldest son, Sergio Rossini. As Callie’s affection grows stronger for Sergio, she cannot accept his love because memories of the past haunt her.

Feeling betrayed, Oliver devises a sinister plan to ensure no one comes between them. The two young hearts understand that both are struggling with pain, though each is different. Will they trust God’s unconditional love to heal their brokenness, to bring their blueprints of darkness to blueprints of light? Or will it be sabotaged by Oliver?






Monday, June 3, 2024

Do You Know Anyone Who is Depressed or Has Thoughts of Suicide?

Every single day, Kevin Quinn lived with depression. Thoughts of suicide plagued him. Yet, deep inside he knew he had a bigger purpose in life, and he was determined not to force his children to tell the same story he had to say to his friends about his dad.

Kevin Quinn is an entrepreneur, a Marine war veteran, an amazing friend, a father, and a survivor of suicide.

Do You Know Anyone Who is Depressed or Has Thoughts of Suicide?

Kevin was physically, emotionally, and verbally abused, bullied in school, and sexually assaulted.  He lost his sister and father to suicide and at seventeen Kevin attempted suicide. Many listeners will relate to his story. 

During Kevin's interview, he answers those questions you may have been afraid to ask. Why? What could I have done to prevent my family member from taking his life? Kevin offers help, compassion, and the hands-on tools you need to help prevent this from happening.

What is Text Lifeline?  


Text Lifeline sends a small check-in notification on an individual’s phone each morning. If the individual responds “I’m OK” to the text, another text won’t be until tomorrow. 

This app is a necessary tool for everyone

Aging parents living alone

Children off at college

Friends and family on suicide watch

People living alone with pets

Corporations and team environments

Loved ones you want to ensure are safe





Monday, May 6, 2024

How Do You Respond to Your Kids in Every Situation?

Andy Goldstrom is a successful business entrepreneur and owner of a real estate company that became an Inc. 500 company. But, when his daughter started experiencing extreme anxiety and depression, he needed to rethink his relationships, with his family and find a solution.

Andy Goldstrom changed his focus and now offers parent coaching, family coaching, transition and aftercare service, and a series of workshops that can help all of us be better parents. He hosts a Winning Parenting podcast on all the well-known podcast apps.

In his interview, Andy shared how to empower your children to reduce parental stress and explained how a parent coach can help. 

"The way you respond to your kids enables them to be the best they can be!"

 He explains this formula:

Knowledge = Experience + Information.

Each of us has a choice in how we face adversity - as a learning experience that can propel us to prosper or those who allow adversity to weigh us down. 





Two-time Inc. 500 business owner Andy Goldstrom teaches you how to both sustain your business and propel it forward, enabling you to Grow Like a Pro! This is especially relevant given how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted small business owners.

Inside Grow Like A Pro, Andy will teach you the tools and methodologies he developed and has implemented at dozens and dozens of companies to help them make 7-figure leaps in their revenue and profit.

The book is divided into 10 sections focused on the key areas business leaders need to master to succeed. Grow Like A Pro contains numerous real-world examples based on the author's direct experience and that of other notable companies. It contains exercises and supplemental links that enable the reader to put the contents to work for immediate impact.

The goal is to enable business leaders to ensure that they have the freedom, financial control, and ability to impact their community and chart their own course. These are the primary reasons entrepreneurs take the risk to start their own businesses in the first place.

With Grow Like A Pro, you will have a guide and path to help ensure you meet your goals today and tomorrow.

Friday, April 19, 2024

You Can Be the Change You Wish to See in Your Relationships

Jeanell Greene's experience with tragedy, and emotional and sexual abuse as a child made her passionate about bringing love and healing to couples as a Life and Relationship coach. 

Jeanell Greene

Jeanell's unbelievable story will inspire you to have hope, and faith, and to never give up on your dreams. 

She will teach you how to turn unhappiness into happiness and how to stay focused when you are up against roadblocks and failures.

With her own experience with tragedy, emotional and sexual abuse as a child, to meeting the Queen of England, winning 2 all-expense trips, and finding her faith again in her 40s, Jeanell’s unbelievable story will inspire you to have hope, faith, and to never give up on your dreams.

In her interview, she shares the tools to help you get to the other side of 'mindset hacks.' She shares her story of forgiveness after her dad had an affair with her mom's best friend, had a baby, left the family, and then returned years later. She shares what unconditional love is and how we can learn to forgive.

Click here for a free copy of

5 Building Blocks for an Unshakable Relationship

Jeanell will show you how to help yourself move through all the steps necessary to get on the other side of mindset hacks and become aware of your thoughts/emotions by realizing there is a divine order/timing to everything.

Jeanelle Greene

Connect with Jeanell Here





Sunday, April 7, 2024

How to Stop the Anti-Christian Agenda Swooping Into Our Schools

Have you noticed an anti-Christian agenda swooping into our schools, libraries, media, and government institutions? When even the Muppets and Kellogg’s Cereal boxes tell your young children they can be any gender they feel like, parents need strategies.

Joan Benson wrote THE book on how parents can respond to their children when they ask uncomfortable questions.

Her awareness broadened when she watched the trend of an anti-Christian agenda forcing its way into our education system. 

Textbooks are now being written with gay and transgender characters for young elementary readers. This presents a gay and transgender lifestyle as “normal” without an opportunity for parental input.

We CANNOT afford to wait until children are old enough to talk about these concepts or the cultural ideologies will indoctrinate them first. We can teach children to treat each other with kindness without indoctrinating them into gender confusion.

Joan was my guest on Never Ever Give Up Hope last year. Click here to enjoy her story of love lost, betrayal, and new-found joy. 

Joan Benson adopted two infants and two twelve-year-olds to complete what she hoped would be a loving permanent family. 

Joan is a wife, mother of four adult children, a grandmother of eight, a former educator, and an author/speaker. She has been a freelance writer for over thirty years and has served as a reading specialist, teacher mentor, and classroom teacher in her first career.  

After retiring from her educational life, she pursued her love for writing with the freedom to share her spiritual insights. Previously, she has been published in multiple Christian magazines including LifeWay’s “ParentLife” and Regent University’s “The Christian Leader.” 

Some of her devotional writings have been published on Joan wrote for LifeWay Publishing’s Children’s Ministry for twelve years. Her debut historical fiction novel, His Gift, was published in 2020. She has recently co-authored four children’s books with Marjorie Wingert.


With the playfulness of an alphabet tale, the main characters, letters A-Z, parade into the story with their unique talents and interests on display. Gender identity questions are addressed based on the truth of God’s design, affirming the concept that our gender is not random, changeable by desire. God made each person with meaningful intent, with good plans and purposes.

When God made me so, He knew my real worth.
I was specially made to be X on this earth.


Wonder of Life is a beautiful story with humorous, yet meaningful illustrations to convey its life-affirming message. Truth-filled rhyming text will delight while teaching children how God set humans apart from animals, even creating them in his own image. Starting with Creation, the authors develop the concept of the sanctity of human life, blessing children with confidence in God’s love and desire for relationship.






Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Do You Want To Know How to Channel Your Inner Awesome?

Cam F Awesome has experienced the kind of devastation few of us ever will—he was suspended from the U.S. Olympic boxing team months before the London games. But he did not give up. In fact, he went on to create a new name and life and earn more championships than any other boxer in America. And he doesn't even like boxing.

Cam Awesome

As a kid, Cam F. Awesome was bullied but found his strength in boxing. Today Cam is known as "The Motivational Comic," a former Olympic Heavyweight and multi-time National Champion boxer with over 400 wins.  

He rose to fame after being featured in the Netflix documentary "Counter Punch," which chronicled his Olympic journey.

In his interview, Cam discusses these topics:

1. An Attitude of Gratitude

2. Channeling Your Inner Awesome

3. Building Confidence through preparation

4. If you can fail without being discouraged, success is inevitable

5. How Cam escaped bullying and became America's #1 boxer


We are honored to have Cam with us today to share his triumph over adversity.

Cam Awesome

Becoming Awesome - Making Success Inevitable

With a unique brand of humor and transparency, Cam has become a sought-after motivational speaker in both academic and business settings. Sharing scenes from his colorful life, he engages audiences and readers with some unique lessons:

·         How to come back from a catastrophe—even one that costs your dreams and   livelihood.

·         How a fool-proof equation can help you develop goals and keep focused on them.

·         Why it is vital to chase after failure rather than avoiding it.

·         Why humility may not be all it is cracked up to be.

·         How to balance the importance of having a Plan B with the motivation of desperation.

·         How to develop healthy social media habits (no, healthy and social media are not oxymorons).

·         How to be your own biggest fan!

Unlike other books that urge you to put the phone down and concentrate, your phone is a vital part of processing Cam's messages. QR codes lead to videos, news stories, and personal messages from the author, and interactive worksheets help you put his advice into practice.

So, jump in the ring and let's go twelve rounds together! It'll be Awesome.

Connect with Cam Here





Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Did You Know that When You Create Your Habits - Your Habits Create Your Life?

Can You Change from a Victim to a Victor Mentality?

Adam Lucero was stabbed in the throat, arms, and chest by a stranger in a movie theatre. He survived but was living off tubes. If you unplugged them, you unplugged his life. He was grateful to be alive but his body was decaying to the point where his legs did not work. His muscles were evaporating and his cognitive function was compared to a third grader's.

This experience forced Adam to learn how to optimize his performance or quit on his potential in life. He is currently running a business empowering entrepreneurs and motivational-driven people through nutrition, fitness, habit, mindset, and more.

Stabbed in the throat

Adam chose NOT to quit: and he will give you tools to help you easily and permanently escape the vicious cycle and declare that you are going to change your actions and your life. Period.

Adam designed a program called 1:1 which gives you the tools for a mindset of doing rather than hoping to do....someday but then you run into resistance and face nagging internal battles and tell yourself, "I'll do it tomorrow or next week."

"I'm going to work out and eat healthy".....someday.
Adam Lucero

"I'm going to hammer out my to-do list.".....someday.

Self-sabotage becomes a way of life, and years pass by without making any progress. Sound familiar?

His near-death theatre experience catapulted him into a new life that he could not have imagined. You will love and relate to Adam's story:


Website   The website shares a video about Adam's story, case studies, and the opportunity to work with him 1:1 





Wednesday, March 20, 2024

How to Recreate the Journey You Never Took and Stop Going the Wrong Way

With his trusty Moto Guzzi Le Mans as his companion, Chris Donaldson set out to explore the world, leaving behind a city torn apart by sectarian violence. As he travels across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, he encounters a cast of characters that will change his life forever.  

Chris was the UK Master Franchisor for a fitness company, developed a health and fitness franchise, and a mobile app company in Dubai where he lived for eight years with his family on a forty-seven-foot yacht.

As Chris navigates the challenges and joys of the open road, he learns important lessons about perseverance, friendship, and the importance of following one's dreams.

His memoir, "Going the Wrong Way" is not just a travel memoir but a story about finding oneself amid chaos and the transformative power of travel.

His story will motivate and challenge you to never give up and you will realize your goals.

Come with Chris Donaldson on this roller-coaster ride of self-discovery, and you will not be disappointed as there is a near-death experience around every corner! Over 40,000 miles (not counting 10,000 more crewing on an ocean-going racing yacht) through 33 countries - there are enough harum-scarum life lessons to keep you listening on!

All along the way, there are formidable roadblocks: trigger-happy boy soldiers with AK-47s in war-torn Africa, the Sahara Desert, the Andes, waves the size of Everest that threaten to sweep him overboard, hepatitis E in South America, and PTSD when he got home - and that's only the half of it.

This odyssey, seen through the eyes of someone in their early 20s, fresh for the Belfast troubles and lived out in the early 1980s, is raw in its exposure but thoughtful in its deliberations and revealing about the regimes and cultures it passes through.