Mary James is a five-time Inspirational Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year. She's a Speaker, Writer and President of her own non-profit organization. Her story centers around her feelings of being abandoned and rejected as well as the self-destructive choices she made because of her feelings. Mary will also share how her life was turned around by God.
Shelley Allen is a former English Teacher, freelance copy editor and author. She is also the Director of Roaring Writers. She will share her story about growing up with a physically and verbally abusive mother and how she got through that unstable part of her life. Jody Cox had a stable upbringing but was involved in a horrific car accident as an adult where she almost died and wasn't expected to walk again. Jody will tell the story of her miraculous healing and how she handled this difficult season in her life.
Mandy Gaeth shares how she overcame her extremely dysfunctional childhood in Queensland, Australia. Mandy will also talk about how God brought her through two different health scares. Meanwhile Gaye Ganter survived rape in high school. She will tell about the path that led her down, and about how God brought her back after a scenario where she had to feverishly look for her lost dog.
Alison Vorlicky leads a ministry called "From Wrecked to Redeemed." She is currently struggling with an illness. She will share how God is bringing her through this time, and she will discuss the childhood abuse, at the hands of relatives, that led to addictions. However, God helped her forgive and overcome. It's a powerful story.
Dawn Erickson speaks about being adopted and how she healed emotionally after having two abortions. Yvonne Alford Davis has been through two separate health crises and lost everything when her home burned down. How did she survive? She will share on A Time to Dream.
Karol Ladd is a speaker and the best-selling author of over 35 inspiration books. She will share about how God brought her through the sudden loss of her mother and loss of her sister to cancer. Tiffany grew up fatherless after her dad abandoned her. She will discuss the ways she coped with that and how she was eventually healed from her father wound.
Erin and Richard Kelly will discuss their challenges in life that include overcoming the anger of parental abandonment and mental illness. Listen to how each of them recovered from these issues through the strength of God in their lives.
Mike Tirone is the Director of One Day 2020 for an international ministry to the homeless, Operation Care International. He was also a media producer and executive having worked at NBC Universal and was the General Manager and Senior Vice-President of KCBI Radio in Dallas. Mike will talk about growing up with a difficult father relationship and will share the story of how an interview with the great evangelist Billy Graham changed his life.
Former Celebrate Recovery Teacher, Lesa Allen, shares her transparent story of overcoming sexual abuse at the hands of her uncle. She will also share how she was able to forgive him as her relationship with God grew stronger.