Marriage Booboos — The Parker J Cole Show

Parker J Cole BannerSome time ago, my sister came over to visit. We sat for a while talking about any and everything like sisters do. The subject eventually turned to our appearance. My twin said, “I’m fatter than you.” To which I said, “No, I’m fatter than you.” Delightfully arguing about why each of us was the bigger twin, suddenly my husband got up and walked by us on his way to either do something manly like playing video games or to escape. I’ll never be sure. “Baby,” I called out to him, “be honest: which one of us is fatter? Me or her?”

I’ve never seen a man look more like a deer caught in headlights while trying to avoid the aim of a hunter’s gun. “Like he’s gonna pick either one of us as the fattest!” My twin roared with laughter as hubby rushed down the hall and away from us. “No matter which way he answered that, it was gonna be wrong.”

Oops! I made a marriage booboo.

Sometimes they’re small little faux pas like the one I mentioned above. Other times they’re bigger and more serious, like hurtful words and actions. Perhaps they’re precipitated by internal things like insecurity, jealousy, or unforgiveness. Perhaps it’s a secret we haven’t shared. Whatever it is, marriage booboos happen. Can we survive them?

Anna Aquino is a preacher, teacher, writer, wife, speaker, and ninja mom wrapped up in a quirky, no-nonsense faith which is direct as well as gentle. Like a piercing sword and a gentle feather. A writer for the website Charisma, she speaks to how Christians can live in victory despite what life, sin, and the enemy throws at it with scripture, wit, and honesty. Join me as we navigate the land mine of marriage booboos. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10247627.

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A Wife of Valor — The Parker J Cole Show

Preparing for this show, I wanted to see what kind of image I can use to symbolize a wife of valor. Several came to mind but then two images tossed themselves back and forth until I settled on one — the Scandinavian shield maiden.

According to some, there’s no evidence of women who were trained to fight in war. I disagree. In fact, I’m sure there have been women of all ethnicities down through the ages till today who have picked up the sword, the axe, gun or whatever weapon handy to defend their lands, their homes, themselves, and their children. A wife of valor is not a weak woman…she is just as strong and tenacious as her husband, wielding her sword side by side or back to back, using her God-given strengths to defeat the enemy.

What is in the arsenal of the wife of valor? What tactics and strategies should she use in her fight for the unity of marriage and home? What advantages does she have to work in tandem with her husband?

Join me as I talk with Rebecca Brunner and her strategies to become a wife of valor. You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Or download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10174011.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Knit Together with Vivian Kay

51c2bxgxxmlAfter Marigold Shadd’s parents disappeared during a mission trip, she and her sister Ixora moved to Mapleville, a rural community on the shores of Lake Erie.
Their grandmother Annabelle “Big Momma” Henson adored them but Marigold had lost faith in everything including God.
Marigold’s best friend Logan van Basten became the silver lining in her life. Days after their high school graduation, they ran off to New York and took up cruise ship jobs.
Time may heal all wounds but the decade spent at sea didn’t fill the void in Marigold’s heart.
When Logan revealed that his wife Alena was unable to carry a child and asked Marigold to become their surrogate mother, she said yes.
Marigold saw Logan’s request as an opportunity to prove her sister Ixora wrong. Ixora had always said she was selfish. What could be more redeeming than her carrying a baby for a woman she didn’t even like?

Join in the conversation with me and Vivian Kay as we discuss her newest release, Knit Together. Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.


71GOoOjkJFL._UX250_.jpgVivian Kay is a Christian writer whose faith stories are woven around the themes of human imperfection, divine encounters and redemption. When she is not writing or daydreaming about writing, you’ll find her playing simultaneous games of online scrabble or snuggling up with a good book. A wife and mother, Vivian lives in a quiet corner of Canada’s banana bel

3rd Year Celebration of the Write Stuff — TONIGHT!

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Can you believe that it’s been three years already? We’ve been together for some time and I’m glad to use this opportunity to celebrate with me. Thank God for everything He’s done in blessing this show to reach out to readers and authors worldwide and give you great books, great authors, and reads.

Call in to celebrate with me and Rachel Rossano, the very first guest on this show as we look forward and look back. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here. http://tobtr.com/9074423. It’s time to celebrate!


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It’s really a shock to me that I would write Christian fiction. Really it is.  I didn’t know Christian fiction existed until about 2000 or so when I happened across a store called Family Christian Stores. I went in there and saw all of these lovely books and was hooked.

My earliest memories are of books and writing. I always knew this is what I would do. I just never thought I’d be a Christian writer or a writer who is Christian.  I grew up reading Stephen King and then when I was fourteen, I discovered my first Harlequin book under my cousin’s bed that summer and got hooked onto romance. So my first loves are horror and romance. Go figure.

When I began to take my writing seriously, I had been let go at my job back in 2010.  Now I had time on my hands. I saw the computer with my manuscript I’d let linger for ten years from the time I was 18 years old and I decided to get in published no matter what. My first book, Dark Cherub, can be classified as Christian horror. (Thanks Stevie!)  It changed everything for me. I mean, everything. I worked on my first romance series, called Sins of the Flesh and that also changed things for me. I started to do podcasting, and now I am the owner of the new PJC Media, an online broadcasting company.  Yet the love of the written word is still in my veins.

I host Christian authors worldwide on my shows.  Been doing it for three years. Over the years, I’ve become something of  diplomat. The body of Christ is already so divided by denominations and the like. I don’t want to add to that unnecessarily. I don’t mind standing up for core biblical truths but when it comes to secondary, non-essentials, I don’t get too worked up over it.

I love helping Christian authors get the word out about their works. If you want to be showcased on my show, simply email me at writestuffradio at gmail dot com. I’d be glad to have you.

 

The Parker J Cole Show — Empowering Women about Purity with April Kelsey

Parker J Cole BannerJoin me for the month of March as we discuss women’s empowerment in various aspects of life as we celebrate Women’s History Month

The purity movement in the evangelical church is in and of itself a worthy cause. Children of knowledgeable years are encouraged to stay pure or abstain from any premarital sex. They wear promise rings, make sure their clothes are modest, and ensure that time with members of the opposite are limited to group activities where there is not hint of a chance of sexual impropriety.

Unfortunately, the purity movement hasn’t really done much to make our children pure. In fact, the burden of purity is such to where most of those promise keepers tend to break their promise. They’re left feeling guilty, unworthy of God’s love and forgiveness and are given a set f rules to follow that simply adds to the problem.

On this edition of the Parker J Cole show, we’ll be discussing how women can be empowered by purity regardless of their sexual state and how the Church can advocate purity without subjecting our children to a rule book no one can follow. To unfold this topic with me is April Kelsey, blogger of Revolutionary Faith.

You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download the Stitcher app on your mobile device. Click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/8347233.

The Parker J Cole Show — Relationship Month: Husbands & Wives

Parker J Cole BannerPeople make the world go around. That’s a fact. Without people, we really would be a ‘pale blue ball’ like Sagan once said. How we interact with each other helps to build families, communities, and cultures. All this month on the Parker J Cole show, we will be discussing relationships — from husband and wives to friends and siblings. Each week, our commentary will focus on particular aspect of the relational wheel.

This week, we’ll be discussing husbands and wives. This is a particularly hot topic, especially in the Church as various views of what a husband’s and wife’s role is according to biblical teaching. So we’re up for the challenge. Join me as I talked with Pastor Mike Spaulding from Soaring Eagle Radio and the Transforming Word as we talk about the first relationship God ever made — husband and wife.

Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can listen in here:  http://tobtr.com/s/8280731. TUNE IN!

The Parker J Cole Show — Open Mic

Parker J Cole BannerThis episode we’re talking about whatever you want to talk about — relationships, politics, news, commentary, weird people, whatever it is, you’re running the show!

Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/8262757

You run the show!