Christian Writing & Speaking (CWS) with Jacqui Wilson

Christian Writing & Speaking (CWS) with Jacqui Wilson

Strengthen your faith walk and live empowered! The CWS podcast show is one-fifth of the CWS Division of Elevated Missions PREP, Inc. This division’s goal is to help people overcome those things that are holding them back from being all God intended for them to become. Thus, the show is a perfect venue to hear stories of people who have overcome and now changing others’ lives. Join the host and guests for discussions, perspectives, and insights from within the Christian world, and remember to let us know you are here and listening. Comment. Like. Rate. Subscribe. Your needs matter.

Episodes

February 24, 2024 18 mins

How important is diversity to your church or Christian ministry? Are you meeting the spiritual and cultural needs of your congregation and those you serve? In this episode, we talk with Andrena Sawyer, founder of the Minority Christian Women Entrepreneurs Network (MCWEN) and author of The Misadventures of a New Entrepreneur: 5 Things They Won’t Teach You in Business School. Andrena and I delve into what diversity should look like, ...

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What does life look like after you have gambled it all away? The Rev. Dr. James W. Smith can answer that question for you. He was a young prominent attorney, but he had a problem. Fears railed at him. He felt urged not to lose or disappoint isolating himself, and he fell into a game that ultimately became his reality of risks, leading him to the other side of the law. However, that was not his end, and in this interview, you will h...

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February 8, 2024 22 mins

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When does the hiding start? According to Catherine Cooper, author of It’s Time Out for Hiding, the hiding starts when we protect the secret. Shame and fear DRIVE the hiding, but even with the secret hidden, something inside of you will feel broken until you release. This is what happened with Catherine. For years she hid her childhood sexual abuse. Though she was saved, s...

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February 6, 2024 28 mins

How would you feel if you did not know the other half of you? Do you think God cares? Richard Kweku EzeAgu Akinyemi, author of Found My People, went to a Nigerian wedding with hopes of learning more about the people and the culture, but during his journey, questions sparked him to learn more about his roots. When the DNA test revealed his ancestry, it changed his life. He says God led him to the right connections and provided the o...

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How do you deeply and compellingly experience God through nature? Photojournalist Pasquale "Pat" Mingarelli gives us insights into his journey to experiencing God more deeply through his photographic devotional book Drawing Near: Meeting God in His Creation. He goes beyond the well-known creation story and delves into other biblical stories to provide another connection perspective. If you crave a deeper connection to God, tune in ...

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Can we bridge the gap between science and Christianity? Poet and author Cynthia Wilkening, who has a background in science, is on a mission to show how the science and Christian communities can benefit from one another and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of what the other has to offer. Often, a war has been waged between the communities as scientists define what is by the evidence they can hold and see while the Christ...

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What would you do if you could no longer do what you love? The life of award-winning ceramic artist Morgan McCarver was drastically different ten years ago. As a child, she was fully immersed in the dance culture, but after her scoliosis diagnosis, failed treatment, and eventual spinal fusion surgery, she could no longer continue. A young teenager with a long road of recovery, her mother placed her in a ceramics class to help ease ...

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Is God done with you? If not, what is He teaching you through your situation? Bible teacher and counselor Shellie Wilson received a devastating medical diagnosis. One day, the doctor said nothing was wrong, and the next day, she was told to go to the hospital. Eventually, she learned she would need a new kidney. Flabbergasted by the news, she went to her porch and cried out to the Lord. She was at peace with dying if that was what ...

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January 18, 2024 17 mins

Did you have one image of God in your mind, but later that imagery was shattered when you were confronted with the ugliness of the world? After joining the military, famous novelist and Navy veteran Jeffrey Wilson found himself face-to-face with a very different faith reality than what he had known in his youth. He questioned how a good God could allow such evil to manifest. He responded by digging deeper into his Word. However, ev...

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Do you have a Christian parenting plan? Derek and Amy Weichel, authors of A Chance to Change and Founders of Faithful Parent, Questioned how they should raise their children. Viewing the statistics, acknowledging their inconsistencies, and dealing with the everyday overwhelm of raising four children age five and younger set them in motion to discover the best plan for their family. When they could not find what they wanted, they st...

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What is the culture of your workplace, and how are your leaders shaping it? Kerry L. Bass, CEO and Founder of Potential to Reality Consulting and a senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), initially struggled with the call on his life and wondered how he could meld his spiritual call with his job. However, he yielded to God’s will. Through his work, He repeatedly found that Christians must exhibit their faith in the...

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Do you know how to invest in a biblically responsible way? Known as a financial rock star, Darryl Lyons, CEO and co-founder of PAX Financial Group, LLC, started his biblically responsible investment strategy simply. He gave and trusted God, even when he had needs. As he did, he experienced an increase. He dove deeper by determining whether his financial investments in other companies aligned with what he believed and made appropria...

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January 4, 2024 16 mins

Have you ever been told that you need to keep your faith under wraps in the workplace? Katie Hornor, author of The Flamingo Advantage, took an unexpected detour from missionary work to entrepreneurship at the behest of God. As she delved into this unexpected call, she realized that the largest mission field was within the workplace perhaps. While Christians often settle into the background, she says we were meant to stand out and a...

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When you do mission work, do you see the people you serve, or do you see another project to be fixed? DeAnna Sanders, author of Unseen People: Sharing Light and Life with Your Neighbors and the Nations, realized that she was not seeing the people. Although she loved mission work, busyness ruled her days, and she found herself completing projects rather than being with the people. She says that when you do not see the people, you lo...

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Moms, are you feeling overwhelmed, questioning whether you are getting it right, or experiencing mom guilt? You are not alone. Life coach and author Mirella Acebo understands. As she was becoming a mom, she lost her mom and often felt overwhelmed by her emotions as a new mom. Later, she discovered that it was natural for her to experience her feelings, she acknowledged them, but at the same time, she stood on God's truth to navigat...

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December 19, 2023 14 mins

 Is your soul satisfied? Author, pastor, and pursuer of truth Cory Rosenke says our souls are craving. Although an avid lover of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience, he knows these mechanisms can never fulfill the appetite of the soul, and often we fail to recognize the hunger in our soul because our attitudes toward its existence are passive and mute instead of bold and lively, as God intended. He says we must go beyond the b...

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December 14, 2023 22 mins

How do you imagine life after a heavenly encounter? To most looking at the fiery crash scene, Calvin Cassady's life would seem over, but God had a different plan. After the fiery crash, he and his friends were rescued. On his way to the hospital, Calvin died and encountered heaven. However, he could not stay. God sent him back to earth to carry out his divine appointment. Since then, he has learned that divine appointment arises ev...

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December 12, 2023 19 mins

When you can feel the trauma and pain of others, what do you do? Suzy Ryan is the author of the book Saving Summer, and she knew exactly what she needed to do. She needed to share her story and help others overcome. Saving Summer is a novelized coming-of-age version of her story, which relays the woes of poor parenting and poor decision-making by a teen. Despite the woes, Suzy declares her book a “Jesus story” because she realizes ...

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Have you ever avoided receiving help because you could not find someone who seemed to understand or respect your values? Johnny Sanders found himself wrestling within the counseling profession until he decided to become more blatant about his Christian faith. Since then, he has found that many respect him for his statement of faith while he continues to provide the standard of care required within his profession. He is known as a “...

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December 5, 2023 26 mins

Most have heard about Dr. Gary Chapman's five love languages, but what if you grew up in a home where love was skewed due to generational trauma? What if people don't understand what they truly need and find themselves lighting up for a love language different from what they expected? What if you can learn it all through a game? Paul Zolman takes learning about love languages to the next level by teaching people to better recognize...

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