Our guest is Diana Smalley. Diana is a sought after television journalist. She has worked as an Anchor and Reporter for ABC, CBS and FOX News, also serving as a Correspondent for CNN. Over nearly the last two decades she’s been a television news leader in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Connecticut and Washington D.C. She began her career on the streets of New York City carrying her own camera in the aftermath of September 11th. She has covered everything from politics on Capitol Hill to devastating storms, presidential visits, elections, breaking news and crime stories that garnered national attention. Diana is now based in the Dallas area and travels full-time in ministry with her husband, Dr. Mike Smalley, founder of World Reach Ministries. Diana speaks about how her parents divorce rocked her world. Nan Brown Self is an author and speaker Nan Brown Self. Nan is the author of "Forgiveness: Making Space for Grace." Nan is a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist. She counseled and taught families, individuals and children for over ten years
Tina Boyd is the author of "The Ride of Your Life, Faith Will Move You Forward." She is an author, inspirational speaker, small business owner, Co-Founder of W+winGS, a non-profit organization that helps women and children in her community. She is one of four TV hosts for Virginia Living Television’s “Favored Living Show,” and blogs at: tinaeboyd.com. Tina has her MBA in Marketing from Marymount University, has been married for 31 years to her college sweetheart, Lance, and is the mother of three children. In this A Time to Dream broadcast, Tina speaks about how her life changed after a fatal car accident.
Devin Wyman was a defensive lineman who played for the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, and Minnesota Vikings NFL Europe Team. He also played in the arena football league for the San Jose Sabercats, Dallas Desperados, and the arena football champion, the Utah Blaze. And then he played in Europe for the Barcelona Dragons where he held the record for most sacks in a game with six. He now works with “The Winning Edge,” a non-profit that makes an impact on communities around the nation. Devin will speak about going down the wrong road with drugs, ultimately being arrested and jailed, and how he came out of it through the strength of Christ. Devin's wife, Shelby Wyman is a recording artist and beauty consultant. She will talk about overcoming the sudden death of her first husband.
Frank Ball is an author, editor, speaker, teacher, blogger and writing coach. His own books include "Eyewitness, Acts of the Messengers in the Early Church," "Romans: Living in the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ" and "God’s Plan." Frank was also the Founder of Story Help Groups, an organization that put on writing seminars and oversaw writing groups all around the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Frank will discuss overcoming perfectionism and the importance of our stories.
Renee Rollins Renee has vast experience in radio having been a featured artist on the Gospel Jazz Radio Network and KLTY Radio in Dallas. She does promotional voice-overs and has been a radio show host. She also sang at the 2002 Winter Olympics and participated in the Dove Awards New Artist Showcase. She has two CD she wrote and produced called Touch Me and Beautiful Brokenness. She is a voice coach & owns and operates Singsational Vocal Performance and Recording Studio. Renee also serves as Worship Leader for Connell Baptist Church in Fort Worth. She will talk about how God healed her health crisis and how God healed her from that disease. Our second guest is Susan Meredith Beyer. Susan is a singer, songwriter, speaker and author. She is also a co-writer of the Christian stage play, “Ten Boom the Musical” based on the life of Corrie Ten Boom. Susan has performed across America, and abroad for many years on concert stages and major television shows including on the Grand Ole Opry with “Whispering Bill” Nelson. Susan has produced television shows for the Christian Television Network and has worked for GSF Media, coordinating events for the National Religious Broadcasters. She was the first southeast regional director for Christian Women in Media. Susan’s the author of the book, Above Reality: Where Miracles Happen and Healing Begins. Susan will discuss her divorce and difficulties being a single parent while trying to make ends meet on the road as a singer.
Dr. Jon Lineberger is now a professor at Dallas Baptist University, teaching in the Doctorate of Philosophy in Leadership Studies and the Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership programs. Jon also serves on the Leadership Team at Prestonwood Christian Academy in Dallas. Jon earned a doctorate of education in higher education administration from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and also earned Master of Arts degree in counseling from Dallas Baptist University. He has a slew of awards including being named in the prestigious “40 under 40” list by the Dallas Business Journal. He will speak about his childhood rebelliousness. Brenda Crouch Brenda is a former beauty pageant contestant, TV spokesperson, a radio and TV Jingle singer and a voice over artist. She has served in various music ministries and churches as a Worship Leader, Singer/Songwriter, Blogger and Public Speaker. In fact I just heard her sing and Brenda has a commanding presence on the stage. She’s also spent 20 years as a Decorative Artist and self taught Interior Designer, where her faith has led to outstanding success in the market place and a well established clientele in Texas, California and Arizona. Brenda is currently working on her first book. She is the wife of American Christian Broadcaster and Film Producer, Paul Crouch Jr. Together they are the grandparents of 4 boys and one girl. Brenda speaks about overcoming divorce and spousal abuse.
Today's show features author DeLayne Haga and Psychologist, Dr. Jae Carter. DeLayne will talk about her husband's battle with cancer, and will share about all the miracles that happened to extend his life. Dr. Carter will speak about her dysfunctional childhood which led to rebellious behavior and a marriage of someone 24 years older than her. God worked in both her husband's and her life when she became her husband's caregiver.
Cathy Kilpatrick, a Splankna Therapist, will share about her child's terminal illness, and about how God helped her heal after his subsequent death at age six. Financial Planner, Shawn Atkinson, will discuss growing up without his father active in his life, and how he ultimately came to know God as his Father.
Chandra Hawthorne is an author, blogger, and ordained minister. Her book is "Accountable to God." She will talk about infertility and going through her husband's near death and miraculous recovery.
Mona Corwin is an author and a TV host. She's written two books that can be found at Lifeway Bookstore: "Table for Two: Savoring the Scriptures and Doing Lie Together" and "The Unstoppable Generation...Are We the Ones We Have been Waiting For?" Mona will talk about how she longed to be mentored while growing up and going through difficult situations. Now she is mentoring others.
Alynda Long is a writer, blogger and editor. She writes for the marriage ministry, "A Wife Like Me" and she's the Editor of the website, "Faith Beyond Fear." She also encourages a group of women in "Seeking God in the Hard Places" on Facebook. Alynda will discuss overcoming sexual, verbal and physical abuse as a child.