Shakin' The Salt

Shakin' The Salt

Television/radio host and author Dr. Debra Peppers, shares how she overcame her own personal struggles of being 100 pounds overweight, depressed, and even suicidal, so that you too can be equipped and prepared to receive God‘s love, forgiveness, strength, and joy for living each day. Learn how you can apply God‘s word to change areas in your life, face the unknown trials of each day and be equipped for the great future that God has for you. Debra uses her life examples, sprinkled with humor, of being a high school dropout to PhD to Teacher of the Year and from Hall of Shame to Hall of Fame. Life is short and it’s time for you to have joy for your journey.... Show More

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November 10, 2019 9 min

Having travelled in all 50 states and 65 foreign countries, I have had more adventures and taken more risks than 95% of the world’s population. From scubing diving in Australia’s great-barriar reef to staying a week in the Okavango Delta in Africa where we had to sign a “attack by lion waiver,” my husband and I have chosen to take many somewhat dangerous risks. But unfortunately, I also took the worst risks of my lifetime as a t... Read more

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November 3, 2019 10 min

Most of us have dealt with depression to a certain degree, either personally or through a friend or family member. Often there is a chemical imbalance which may be the source of the depression, and it is so common to feel “sad” or down and out, even depressed when going through the illness or death of a friend or loved one. But what do you when you just can’t get rid of those feelings, and seemingly have no current reason or sit... Read more

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October 27, 2019 9 min

I love the idea of using the PIES to chart to help balance one’s life, because it makes such sense. The P stands for the physical parts of our life, the I stands for the intellectual E is for emotional and the S represents the spiritual side of life. In speaking and teaching I include two more slices of the pie, one represents family time and one represents either your work time or school. We all know that our day is not broken ... Read more

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October 20, 2019 9 min

Dr. Peppers recently was invited to speak at a women’s conference on the topic of Gracefully Broken. Using several examples of people in she knows, including her own story, she also shared people in scripture who were “broken,” before they could find the real purpose and fulfillment of their lives. Dr. Peppers then called a young girl named Avery  from the audience to come to the front to help her with the analogy of a butterfly... Read more

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October 12, 2019 8 min

How many of us can say that we have never been bullied? Most of us would say that it was just a part of growing up and we all dealt with it. But in the world of technology and with weapons so easily accessible, what can we do to help our young people? Even worse, what can we do to stop adult bullying?  Most of our schools have developed anti-bullying campaigns for our children, but what about adult bullies in the workplace, the ... Read more

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October 6, 2019 9 min

Most people think you have to be alone to feel lonely, but that is not true. You can be in a room with 100 people, or even be with your own spouse and still feel lonely. Since loneliness is listed as the third highest contributing factor to attempted suicide, how can we get help when we or someone we know feels perpetually lonely? What does scripture say about it and what can we do practically to help someone else – or ourselves... Read more

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September 29, 2019 7 min

He was a WWII Navy Pilot and successful business man, but I was his Baby Girl. I have come to understand how hard it is for people who have never had a close, loving relationship with their own  father, to see God as a trustworthy, loving Father. I even had a friend who had been abused by her father and couldn’t even accept the concept of God being taught as a masculine figure, much less as her Father. I only know that I had bee... Read more

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September 22, 2019 8 min

When I was teaching high school six hours a day back in St. Louis, I also was a daily afternoon   radio host for 3 hours, I taught at Webster University in the evenings, was the Drama director of plays and musicals, and was constantly working on my Masters and Doctorate. For a while, my husband, family and friends had to take a backseat to my busy schedule. Have you ever felt that way? What happens when “busyness” becomes an exc... Read more

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September 15, 2019 8 min

When both of their husbands died at a young age, they were left as young, scared single moms. But God brought them together to look after and rely on each others. From this beautiful friends ship hundreds of women would also become their Heart Sisters. Linda and Marsha have opened new “chapters” in ten different states where women of all ages and stages of life can come together to share issues going on in their own lives, and k... Read more

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September 12, 2019 7 min

When I was on both radio and TV in St. Louis for ten years, I thought I had seen it all. My producer even had to file a complaint and get a restraining order against a man with very questionable motives. But here in Florida there is one of our radio listeners called Mohawk Mike, or as I named him (coming from Missouri) Mo Mo.  The “Missouri Monster” is elusive and unseen to most, as is our Mo Mo is at our monthly radio dinners. ... Read more

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September 8, 2019 8 min

Back in the day when I was teaching from 6:30 AM to 2 Pm, live on radio 3-6 and then teaching at a University and directing plays and musicals, I barely had time for my husband, family and friends – much less time to sit and read the Bible or do a daily devotional! But a friend of mine challenged me to take 5 minutes at the beginning of each day – while I had coffee and breakfast (if I had time) to read one scripture and say a p... Read more

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September 4, 2019 7 min

Hurricane Dorian was on its way – just as many storms in the past have been forecast. Some might say, “If you have faith, then why do you have to do things to be prepared? Why not just trust God? Actually, we are to do both! We are told to have our oil ready for our lamps (Matthew 25) Five did and five didn’t. The first group was saved and the second group perished. Whether it is laziness, apathy, or unfounded faith, we cannot m... Read more

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August 23, 2019 7 min

Dr. Peppers shares here the secret to finding true joy in spite of all that is happening around us. We will all experience pain and suffering in our lifetime, but even in the midst of these, there is a true difference between happiness and joy. Our happiness may indeed be dependent upon our circumstances. For instance, no one feels happy when dealing with the death of a loved one, or going through a severe illness. But even in t... Read more

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August 12, 2019 8 min

Debra shares growing up in a multicultural small town, where prejudice seemed minimal. Later at the University of Alabama in the 1960s she found out what true prejudice was! Many of you thought you might change the world, just as Deborah thought! What we find is we can only change the world around us, and Debra shares how God will allow us to be ambassadors of his love to those who

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August 3, 2019 7 min

Each of us has a mustard seed size of faith, and that is what gives us an ounce of hope – even when you feel hopeless. When I saw what my past had been, I knew part of my quest was to reach young people who were like I had been – the dropouts, those kicked out, and those who didn’t want to live. When we have an ounce of hope, we can be assured that down the road there will be healing and a glorious future. Debra lays ou... Read more

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Each of us could list ten or more things or loved ones we constantly worry about. Debra share a great scripture on how to overcome worry, and even be able of offer the “sacrifice of praise,” even in the midst of our problems! Debra tells of her friend who went through a recent diagnosis of cancer and how she finally turned it over to God. God promisises He will never leave us of forsake us and His promises are true. Debra invite... Read more

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Why has there been such an increase in suicide in our young people these days? Debra shares she once didn’t want to live and almost ended it all. But God met her where she was and will do the same for you or your loved one. If we could see the next chapter in our lives we would understand it is not a man made religion we need but a personal relationship who loves us more than we could ever imagine! As many do today, Debra explor... Read more

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August 3, 2019 7 min

God has greater plans for your life than you could ever imagine. We only miss them because we are afraid, or ashamed, or somehow miss the mark. You had a role model or two in your life, and you ARE a role model – good or bad- to those in your sphere of influence. This is your life – not a dress rehearsal. Debra shares in detail her third suicide attempt and how she came to Christ. You too can have the peace that passes all under... Read more

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August 2, 2019 8 min

Debra shares her own personal testimony of growing up in a small town where everybody knew everybody - and she was the outcast. At 260 pounds, drinking, and drugging, and causing trouble with "the wrong crowd" Debra tells how she finally began to face her demons. If you knew the joy and peace that was awaiting you on the other side of surrender you too would be so ready to receive what God has personally planned for you.... Read more

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