Tuesday, November 29, 2022

New Podcast: Mission of Hope - New Executive Director David Heatherly - Christmas Collection

Today Executive Director Emmette Thompson catches us up on the latest with Mission of Hope, and introduces us to David Heatherly the incoming Executive Director. David tells us about his background and talks about Mission of Hope's efforts to collect items for the Appalachian region of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. 

Since 1996, the Mission of Hope has ministered to the people of various counties in Kentucky and Tennessee from which 80% of the region’s residents no longer have jobs in the coal mining industry.

Many of the people we assist are caught in the pockets of poverty and as a result have lost all hope for their future. With your help and with God’s love we can help bring new hope to many.

Mission of Hope strives to provide Christian ministries during appropriate seasons of the year, including Christmas and Easter, through a system of delivering clothes, food, toys, and school supplies to impoverished families; to assist in repair of existing homes or relocating to other homes when appropriate; to provide scholarships for qualifying children of the area; to assist in developing skills or other expertise for the creation of new or expanded jobs in the area; and to assist in locating jobs for persons who are willing to relocate outside the area.

The Mission of Hope is a year round ministry blessed to assist many of our less fortunate Appalachian neighbors with much needed goods and resources; college scholarships; and help with basic educational, health care and home repair needs.

If you would like to make a financial donation to Mission of Hope for our year round ministry expenses it would be greatly appreciated. The 2010 independent financial audit confirmed that 90 percent of every dollar donated went directly back into programs assisting individuals.

Thank you for caring enough to help those who still have hope.



Monday, November 21, 2022

Podcast: Cultivating gratitude - and how it can improve your health with Dr Joannie DeBrito

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It can be hard to be grateful when it seems like everything in life is going wrong. It can feel worse during the holidays when there's such a focus on family and thankfulness. On this episode of my podcast I sit down with Dr Joannie DeBrito, licensed mental health professional and frequent Focus on the Family contributor, talks about how to be grateful when we aren't feeling grateful, the process of grieving and how gratefulness can be part of the journey.

Did you know researchers have found that expressing gratitude has many health benefits as well?
Practicing gratitude has been scientifically proven to positively impact your brain. It can make us feel happier and better about ourselves, improve energy levels, help us cope with our problems, and even decrease mental health struggles like stress, anxiety, and depression.

Please share this episode as it might help someone who is having difficulty especially during this time of year.


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Podcast: Election Alert! Proposed Amendments to the Constitution on Abortion and Legislative Power

Tuesday November 8, 2022 in Kentucky we will be voting on 2 proposed amendments to the Kentucky Constitution. One of the proposed amendments is very long, maybe a little confusing and is full of lawyer/politician speak. The other is short and direct. The first deals with the Kentucky General Assembly's emergency powers and the ability to call themselves into special session instead of that power residing exclusively with the Kentucky Governor. The second proposed amendment clarifies the Kentucky Constitution's position on abortion and the use of state money to perform abortion. Richard Nelson, Executive Director and Founder of the Commonwealth Policy Center, joins me to break down what each of these amendments means and what your "yes" or "no" vote means. Knowledge is power!

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