You hear his music on the radio but today Dr. Terry gets to sit down and speak with Matthew West! For information on Matthew West check out his website http://www.matthewwest.com/ .
Michelle McKinney Hammond
Have you ever felt as if you were missing something in life? Perhaps there is a void you feel that pushes to want more out of life. 1 Timothy 6:6 says Godliness with contentment is great gain. Dr. Terry spoke with Michelle McKinney Hammond, author of “How To Be Happy Where You Are; Finding Fulfillment” to discuss how not being content with where God has us and what he’s given us can leave us frustrated, unhappy and on an unending pursuit of happiness that we will never find. For more information, check out Michelle’s website www.michellehammond.com
Mark Schultz shares stories & songs on Breakaway with Chaplain Terry Johnsson. You can listen to the interview below.
Contemporary Christian Artist Brandon Heath got a chance to talk to Chaplain Terry about life and music. You can download the interview at the bottom of the page.
WGTS 91.9 Legend Passes Away
Long time radio host Dr. Gerry Fuller died Sunday July 1, 2012 at the age of 83. He was best known for his position at the Christian radio station WGTS 91.9 as host of the Saturday morning broadcast, Breakaway. For 45 years people tuned in to WGTS 91.9 to listen to Fuller’s familiar voice and hear fascinating interviews with well-known guests such as Dr. Ben Carson, Dr. Charles Stanley, Philip Yancey and many other public figures.
Fuller was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to two Adventist church schoolteachers. His parents moved to California soon after his birth where Fuller lived for most of his young life. He graduated from Pacific Union College with a degree in speech and then spent several years as a television announcer in Northern California. After moving to the Washington D.C. area, he received his degree in dentistry from Howard University. Fuller worked as a licensed DDS in the D.C. area for many years and served as president of the board at the radio station.
Fuller retired from WGTS 91.9 in the fall of 2011, just before his 82nd birthday. Following his retirement, the Gerry Fuller Mission Outreach Fund was established to mentor Christian radio stations throughout the world and teach them how to better spread the Word of God.
Despite being regarded as a powerful figure, Fuller was also considered a friend. At Fuller’s 2011 retirement celebration, current general manager of WGTS 91.9 John Konrad shared his close relationship with the long-time legend saying, “Gerry has been a constant source of support and inspiration to me since I started working at WGTS in high school. And even then though Gerry has been my boss for years, he’s been more like a brother to me.”
He was loved by station as well as the community and his family and will be missed by all who witnessed his passion for serving the Lord through radio broadcast.
He was admitted to Washington Adventist Hospital, and passed away July 1. Fuller is survived by his wife Joy, his three children Gerri Ann, Jon and Jay, as well as his two grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, July 14 at 4 PM at the Sligo SDA Church.
A special tribute to Dr. Fuller will air on WGTS 91.9 at 9 a.m. on Saturday July 14. Please feel free to leave some words about Dr. Fuller in the comment section on this page under the article.
Kay Warren – Choose Joy
Kay Warren, cofounder of Saddleback Church with her husband, Rick, is an international speaker, best-selling author and Bible teacher who has a passion for inspiring and motivating others to make a difference with their lives.
She is best known for her 10 years as a tireless advocate for those living with HIV and AIDS, and the orphaned and vulnerable children left behind. As an advocate, she has traveled to 19 countries, calling the faith community as well as the public and private sectors to respond with prevention, care, treatment and support of people living with the virus.
Kay is author of several books including her newest Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn’t Enough, which was adapted from a Bible study she first taught at Saddleback Church in July 2011, drawing more than 5,000 women for the four-week sessions. In the book, Kay describes how painful experiences – two bouts of cancer, watching as life-threatening illnesses attacked her children and grandchildren and living with mild depression most of her life – have shaped her conviction that joy is a choice and within the reach of every person, no matter how desperate or dark circumstances may be.
Everyone knows how to be joyful in the peaks of life. But what about the valleys? When nothing seems to go your way? When everything is falling apart? When God is silent, and you feel all alone? Where does joy fit into those moments? In Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn’t Enough, Kay Warren explains the path to experiencing soul-satisfying joy no matter what you’re going through. Joy is deeper than happiness, lasts longer than excitement, and is more satisfying than pleasure and thrills. Joy is richer. Fuller. And it’s far more accessible than you’ve thought. Joy comes from God… and it can be yours today!
Shawn Brace – Pursued by a Relentless God
Pursued by a Relentless God
We hide. God seeks. Eternity awaits. Christ could have merely pursued us to the point of taking on human flesh. That would have been unbelievable enough. He could have pursued us to Pilate’s courtyard and suffered there the lashes from the Roman soldiers, and the jeers from the mocking crowd. That would have been unfathomable. He could even have pursued us to Calvary and allowed His hands to be brutally fastened to a dead tree and a crown of thorns to be thrust upon His head. That would have been inexplicable. But He went further. Infinitely further. He pursued us all the way to hell – without any guarantee He would ever return. This is the self-abandonment that drove our Savior. This is how far grace will pursue. Shawn Brace brings remarkable insight to a topic in grave danger of becoming commonplace: grace. “A funny thing happens when one picks up the Old Testament,” says Brace. “Amidst the rubble of a supposedly angry God, one discovers quite the opposite…. The heart of this Testament reveals a God who loves. A God who cares. A God who pursues.” If the word grace has lost its resonance, Pursued will powerfully realign its significance and experience the life of anyone burnt out by “playing” church.
Carl Rodriguez – In the Shadow of the Mob
Keep your mouth shut, Carl told himself, trying to act normal around his mom and his brother. The secret knowledge that his dad’s life might be in danger burned hotly in his brain, and as his dad disappeared down the front steps, Carl knew there was a serious possibility he would never see his father again.
Carl had been raised to keep secrets. If he didn’t, either his dad would land in jail, or his dad’s gruesome death would be plastered on the cover of the New York Daily News. That’s because Carl’s dad was a member of the Italian Mafia.
At first, living in the shadow of the mob didn’t seem so bad. Sure, Carl’s parents didn’t get along, and his extended family treated them all like outcasts. But Carl and his family had practically everything that money could buy . . . until his dad made a million-dollar mistake that would change their lives forever.
Of course, no one but God knew that the change would turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to them—even though the enemy had other plans.
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How Will I Know My Children When I Get to Heaven? A Mother’s Tales of Hope
How Will I Know My Children When I Get to Heaven? A Mother’s Tales of Hope offers a blunt critique on child rearing in America in the 21st century from the unique perspective of a single, immigrant mother and writer raising two daughters in Montgomery County, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.
You can listen to the interview below.
The work is inspired by the children’s questions and the family’s real experiences over 12 years in the United States.
Children and the environment, sexism, racism, multiculturalism, the Achievement Gap, unmarried motherhood, stranger danger, sibling rivalry, media influences, obesity, body image, death and dying, integrity, life’s uncertainties, selfhood and materialism, faith, hope and other issues impacting the modern family, all come under the writer’s insightful gaze.
Further, the book explores the wisdom of choices made, as well as our ability to turn even the most unfortunate situations into opportunities for renewal and growth. The classic quotes at the beginning of each chapter capture the essence of the lessons learned and add to its inspirational values.
Grace Virtue is a Vice President at Washington Adventist University.
A keen student of history, societies and cultures, Virtue has received major international recognition including her designation as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and a fellow of the Inter-American Press Association.
She is also a professional writer and has published numerous newspaper articles in the Gleaner, the largest newspaper in the Caribbean, for Women’s Features Service/Inter Press Service (WFS/IPS) and the former Caribbean News Agency (CANA).
She is a frequent contributor to the Howard Magazine, an alumni publication with a circulation of more than 80, 000.
Virtue is a fine public speaker with an uncanny ability to electrify audiences with her authenticity, her simple message of hope and mesmerizing story-telling techniques.
Her areas of interest include mass media and social responsibility; poverty and marginalization, particularly as it affects women, children and minorities; faith, parenting, the achievement gap between minorities and other groups, and multiculturalism.
She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with her two daughters and her dog.