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Beacon of Light Podcast

Beacon of Light Podcast

By April Tribe Giauque
Beacon of Light Podcast is for Authors (fiction, non-fiction, children's books, etc.) who write books about hope. Hope is a Beacon of Light to the world. I amplify that hope from authors to all of you.

I published my memoir, "Pinpoints of Light: Escaping the Abyss of Abuse," connecting with women who had similar stories. They wanted out of DV but needed hope. I wrote my second book, "Out of Darkness: Find, Fuel, and Live in Your Light," to heal and the Podcast was born!

Books are transformational, informational, and inspirational, so connect with Beacon of Light Podcast and find hope today!
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#30 STOP THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL

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#47 BROKEN TO BEAUTIFULLY WHOLE
Can we truly reduce the occurrence of depression, anxiety, or PTSD?  Can we reclaim our purpose after hurts, setbacks, or trauma? Join me tonight as I talk with Cathy Studer at 6:30 pm Mountain to answer these questions.    Cathy continues, “I never thought I would share my very personal story in a book of suffering from long-term child sexual abuse, yet a conversation changed that. A conversation of why some suffer trauma and go on to live successful lives, and others suffer more; one person no better than another.”   Come and join us for why Cathy is a part of our Beacon of Light Favorite Things part 2!
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November 30, 2021
#46 F6 FORLUMA
Men, do you live with pain? Check out what my friend John Hulen has to say about it. I talk with John Hulen tonight November 28, 2021, at 6:30 pm Mountain to talk all about it.  Pain is an inevitable part of life and no one can escape it.  Most men endure far more than is necessary, but why? We men are told at an early age to bottle up our feelings and hide our emotions.  This is how I lived my life for more than 40 years and was a major reason for my divorce.  Want to change? Check out how here!
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November 30, 2021
#45 PIVOT POINT
If you're hanging on to hope and faith as if your life depended on it just trying to find your way to the life you were made for-this deeply revealing book is for you! Unwilling to give up the one ring, Bilbo Baggins held fast to his 'Precious'; controlled by the enemy. He thought he owned the ring, but the ring almost owned him. Are there unhealthy thoughts or habits in your life, repeating as if a continual cycle? Join me and Lori Thompson as we talk about Pivot Point: What if You Found The Secret to Everything? Tonight 11/22/2021 at 6:30 pm It's time to draw your line in the sand! This is your Pivot Point(TM)
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November 24, 2021
#44 FORGIVENESS IS KEY
Do You Ever Ask Yourself the Question: “Will I Ever Get Over My Past?” I know there were many times when I had, but the truth Is: Unfortunately, so many people think they can’t overcome their past, but God wants you to overcome your past because you can’t fulfill your purpose unless you do. Join me and Tiffany Godfrey tonight at 6:30 pm Mountian as she talks about her event, CYBER MONDAY. with the focus of learning the Scriptures to use to help you to get over your past!
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November 23, 2021
#43 DISCOVER YOUR JOY!
Does life leave you feeling hopeless and joyless? Are your intentions out of alignment with your actions? What choices do you make in life to Discover Your Joy? Beacon of Light Favorite Things: Like Oprah only more Amplified! Join me tonight at 6:30 pm Mountain time with Louise Pistole to find out!
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November 21, 2021
#42 MAKING MATHINEERS
Old Math, New Math, Red Math, Blue Math! Math Separates Society! TEACHERS and PARENTS, do I have your ATTENTION? What am I talking about with New Math? Let me show you. I’m often asked: What is this New Math? Isn't 2+2=4? Why are we changing math? Well, my first response is, "New Math isn't new at all. It's been around since the 1950's." I usually get a confused and strange look. That’s when I go in for the kill with my second response! "What is possible for our kids to achieve mathematically has not yet been experienced. Unless you are using smart teaching tools!" Join me tonight November 18, 2021, at 6:30 pm to the Beacon of Light Podcast, Favorite Things to find out what Jonily Zupancic means. Your math world will be rocked! CHECK OUT THE BLOG HERE
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November 19, 2021
#41 ADHD CHERI DOTTERER
I walked into his home on my first day. I had just left a career in adult rehab and entered the role of a direct service occupational therapist in a cyber school setting. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.   One of the first questions his mom asked me was, “How can my child read, but not be able to write?”  Having no response, I answered with the typical, “I don’t know, but I will do my best to find out.” That answer took about six or seven years to answer.  I have continued to research dysgraphia and its impact on student's educational process.  What if a student has ADHD? What about autism? How do obsessive-compulsive tendencies relate? Ready to hear the answers?  Join me a Cheri Dotterer tonight, Nov 17th, at 6:30 pm to find out!
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November 18, 2021
#40 SUMDGED PAGES
Life is busy and stressful and sometimes overwhelming, but it is also filled with beauty and joy, and love. We all know this, and most of us can navigate difficult times by holding onto beauty and hope. But sometimes the hardships start outnumbering the good times, and it’s hard to keep a positive attitude and perspective. The difficulties may be major (a divorce, the loss of a job or loved one, a move), but they don’t have to be. Sometimes it’s the little things that we “should” be able to handle that keep piling on until we’re no longer able to cope. This may manifest in physical maladies (daily headaches or stomach aches, insomnia, panic attacks). Or the overwhelming might be more subtle, more hidden--feelings of loneliness, failure, hopelessness, even despair. Our tendency may be to push these feelings aside and try to muscle through. But if left unchecked this can lead to depression and even thoughts of suicide. Suicide Such was the case with Aimee Fuhrman, author of Smudged Pages: Letting Go of the Lies and Letting God Write Your Story. “From the outside my life was idyllic,” Aimee says. “Nothing in my life spelled suicide, but that is exactly where I found myself several years ago. I had bought into the lies of the Enemy, and they were impacting my identity. I had this standard of perfection I was trying to live up to, but I couldn’t do it, so I was caught in a cycle of false failure and guilt.” Aimee has since found healing, and her heart is to help other women shed the lies they are believing and find their true identity in Christ Jesus. She does this through her book and her ministry Smudged Pages, which also includes a workbook (The Smudged Pages Companion: A Guide to Letting Go of the Lies), an online course that can be taken with or without coaching, as well as speaking engagements and women’s retreats.
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November 17, 2021
#39 BOOK FUNNEL IN A BOX
Did you spend countless hours writing, editing, and publishing your work?  Did you make sure everything was perfect so the message and story deep inside you could be shared with the world? Did you dream of the impact your book would have?  The letters and emails you’d receive from people whose lives were changed by what you wrote only to be disappointed by minimal sales?  Did you question why you wrote the book if only a few people were going to read it?  If you weren’t going to be paid for your work? JOIN ME with David Branderhorst to find out more about how authors can really make an impact in the lives of others today. He has a way to help you get your "book funnel" into the hands of the right people and they will connect with your message!  Check out the Blog here Check out the Link here. 
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November 16, 2021
#38 Holiday Retreat
You can have exactly the holiday you want without changing your circumstance, having more time or money, having less pain and stress, or any magic wands or fairy dust. I know you can because I’ve seen it happen for many of my patients and clients. To uncover the secrets of having confidence, hope, peace, and any other outcomes you want this season, for the coming new year and ALWAYS, come join us at a special event to uncover your source of joy. How to be a caregiver without sacrificing everything? Jill Armijo has a proven way to help. Join me and Jill Armijo tonight at 6:30 pm as she shares how to "Find Joy in a Holiday Open to Grief" by sharing her story, her book Home of the Unknown Soldier, and her offer tonight!
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November 15, 2021
#37 HOLIDAY HOPE
Have you ever felt homeless for the holidays? Homeless because when grief, trauma, abuse, and fear are prevalent in your home, how can you feel the holidays? Join me tonight at 6:30 pm MST with Faye Bryant author of three books: Louise, Elaina, and Beth the Grandma, Mom, and Me series for this amazing conversation. Faye Bryant has learned how to enjoy the holidays and invites you to take the first step away from the sense of overwhelm that makes the holidays difficult. Let's get the holidays started out on the right foot. Join us! FAYE BRYANT
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November 11, 2021
#36 QUITTING TO WIN TAKE TWO
Crystal came! We did it again. You failed. You picked up that glass again. You were only going to have one glass, but then it turned to three and finally the entire bottle. You swear you are going to quit. But it holds you in its grasp. You vow, promise, hide it from yourself, and you make it a few weeks, and then, you fall again. What if you could quit winning? Join me and Crystal Waltman Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at 6:30 pm mountain time as we talk about her award-winning book, "Quitting to Win" and how you can Quit to WIN!
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November 3, 2021
#35 QUITTING TO WIN
You failed. You picked up that glass again. You were only going to have one glass, but then it turned to three and finally the entire bottle. You swear you are going to quit. But it holds you in its grasp. You vow, promise, hide it from yourself, and you make it a few weeks, and then, you fall again. What if you could quit winning? Join me and Crystal Waltman Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at 6:30 pm mountain time as we talk about her award-winning book, "Quitting to Win" and how you can Quit to WIN! She was not able to be with us. But I shared her book to amplify her message. 
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November 3, 2021
#34 FROM PAIN TO PURPOSE
Have you been through trauma? Whether it’s domestic or intimate abuse, church hurt, or emotional pain following a serious health event, this combination book and workbook can help you. It provides five necessary steps to break patterns that may be holding you back from your God-given potential. Join me tonight at 6:30 om MDT with Tammy to discover how you can turn your pain into purpose! From Pain to Purpose plants seeds of hope and focuses on biblical truths around predestination, planting, preparation, pruning, and perennial growth. Having overcome a traumatic health event and survived a vicious cycle of domestic violence and abuse, author Tammy Arlene understands that faith is the key to thriving in a life of abundance and joy. Through following God’s word, seeking wise counsel, and stepping out in faith, you can walk toward your purpose in life with confidence, strength, and peace. By partnering with God, you can move away from painful lessons of the past and begin to live a life filled with hope for the future. With God, all things are possible. Break the pattern. Stop negative cycles. Bloom in your greatness!
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October 27, 2021
#33 HOW TO DEAL WITH NEGATIVE WORKPLACE
In your personal life, you can walk away from toxic friendships. At the office, it’s more difficult to distance yourself from someone who tries to take advantage of you. You’ll want to find other ways to cope. Join me tonight at 6:30 pm MDT where I will talk with Award-Winning Author, Chellie Phillips about her two books, "When in Doubt Delete it," and "Get Noticed Get Hired," and how she can change your life by helping you to understand that you are your BRAND. All of this ties into her work in an office setting over the past 20 years and can help you to move away from a toxic work environment and find the best way to you pay today. DEALING with Negative Workplace
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October 20, 2021
#32 AMPLIFY YOUR LIGHT! HOW I ESCAPED THE ABUSE OF ABUSE
When we share our stories, we can pave the way for more and more women to leave domestic violence and help them to fulfill their purpose! MY BOOK, PINPOINTS OF LIGHT DOES JUST THAT. JOIN THE MOVEMENT AND BLESS THE LIVES OF OTHERS WITH HOPE by ordering your book today.  We covered: how to make a plan, how to find supporters, what are some red flags of abuse, and what happens when victims begin to tell their story what transforms for victims when they do. Please, let's help free someone today.  #domesticviolenceawareness #pinpointsoflight #outofdarkness
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October 13, 2021
# 31 FROM BEATEN TO BADASS
Raped, beaten, nearly killed, bullied, abandoned, abused, and broken. She shouldn't have survived, but she did.   How?   Join me and Erin Bare tonight at 6:30 pm Mountain time to learn how she not only survived but now helps others to thrive!  Erin says, "I empower women to not let their circumstances define them and to be their own Hero."  Erin Baer is an Author, Speaker, and Coach. Being a survivor of sexual assault, Erin began telling her story of grace and grit on her road to recovery. Through her work, Erin encourages you to look within yourself where you will find the power to unleash the badass in you.  FROM BEATEN TO BADASS
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October 6, 2021
#30 STOP THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL
Has your loved one fallen into a downward spiral?  Do you have a loved one struggling with depression, anxiety, or addiction?  Do you feel helpless witnessing their pain?   Please join me and Karen Gibbs live from Australia tonight September 28th, @ 6:30 pm mountain time to empower yourself to connect, encourage others in depression and have a positive impact on their life.    Karen offers through personal experience and using the writings of her son Matthew, who lived with depression for twelve years, a powerful insight into the challenges of coping with depression and the potentially damaging relationship with alcohol or substance. These problems can quickly force our lives into a downward spiral, sabotaging our goals, dreams, happiness, and even our faith.   Learn how to cope with social anxiety and physical symptoms like IBS that can be disabling. The gut and heart have more to do with mental health than we ever realized.   https://linktr.ee/KarenGibbs?fbclid=IwAR2biKUW0QiTpXaXlGxmk2q4B-kAZQTw2bP6u-CBnGjyeCEUfLmYu3bpqY8
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September 29, 2021
#29 MISCARRIAGE OF A DREAM
Miscarriage. What does the word evoke? Pain, loss, grief, maybe even a number for the many babies lost?   Join me tonight, September 21st, 2021 (ONE HOUR LATER) at 7:30 pm Mountain time as I talk with Kristi Larabee to share how she overcame incredible odds to find joy again.   Kristi says We need to "learn to stop mong the loss of your own life plans and live in the freedom of God's better plan for your life!"  I help people heal from the pain of lost dreams and learn to dream God's way.   Kristi Larrabee is an author, speaker, and coach who is passionate about helping people find freedom in living out God's true plan for their lives. She lives in Georgia with her husband, son, and their three dogs.   https://www.amazon.com/Miscarriage-Dream-Plans-Match-Yours/dp/1647465028/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=miscarriage+of+a+dream+kristi+larrabee&qid=1624301737&sr=8-1
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September 22, 2021
#28 GRANDMA MOM AND ME
Lies, betrayal, and trauma tried to destroy their faith. Have you ever been in situations like that? What did you do? Who helped you? What do you think could rescue them?    Join me and 5-time author, Faye Bryant, on September 14th at 6:30 pm mountain time to find out as we discuss three books "Louise, Elaina, and Beth" to discover the answer.   Faye says, "I am an author, coach, and speaker who helps individuals escape the lies of the enemy, live into God’s truth, and build a better life by first feeling, dealing, and healing their way through a stuck future or an abused past, toward a deeper path of purpose, and into ‘theunhackablelife’ of their chosen legacy."   Faye Bryant is a survivor of bullying, abuse, betrayal, and cancer. She lives with her husband, Jack, in a beautiful valley in the Smoky Mountains. She is the author of five books sharing faith, encouragement, and hope and offers three coaching tracks: Recovery, Purpose, and Unhackable Life  https://amzn.to/3jyV4mj (Louise)  https://amzn.to/3h7snLx (Elaina) SHOW LESS
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September 15, 2021
#27 READ TO LEAD
Hate books? Don't Read? Then you will never find yourself leading! WHAT? That's right. How do I know?  Jeff Brown, Podcaster of "Read to Lead Podcast" has been leading tens of thousands with his Light by showing that leaders read!   Join me and Jeff Brown, September 7th, 2021 at 6:30 pm MDT to hear all about his Best Selling Book, READ to LEAD and discover how "Reading is the single best thing you can do to improve yourself professionally.  We'll show you Why and How."  "As an author, speaker, and coach, I help leaders and teams learn how to install the 5 key personal habits that will supercharge their lives and work." Now, how about that!    Jeff is an author, corporate speaker, and host of the four-time best business podcast Read to Lead. Jeff and his work have been featured in ​Inc.​, ​Entrepreneur​, and ​Hubspot​, the blogs of ​Seth Godin​, Chris Brogan​, ​Jeff Goins​, and ​Social Media Explorer​, as well as publications like ​The Nashville Business Journal,​ ​The Tennessean​, and hundreds of other blogs and podcasts.
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September 8, 2021
#26 WHAT IS A HIJACKAL
What is a Hijackal®? Have you ever heard of that term? Whether you have heard about it or not, you probably have experienced it. Hijackals® are “people who hijack relationships--for their own purposes--while relentlessly scavenging them for power, status, and control.”    Do you want to make it stop?    Join me and Rhoberta Shaler tonight Aug 24, 2021, at 6:30 pm Mountain time for an incredible journey as we discuss 2 of her 16 books: Escaping the Hijackal Trap and Kaizen for Couples: Smart Steps to Save, Sustain, and Strengthen Your Relationship.   The Relationship Help Doctor, Rhoberta Shaler, Ph.D., provides urgent and ongoing care for relationships in crisis. Even the United States Marines have called on her for help!  Dr. Shaler particularly helps the partners, exes, and adult children of the relentlessly difficult, toxic people she calls Hijackals® to save their sanity and stop the crazy-making. She defines Hijackals as “people who hijack relationships--for their own purposes--while relentlessly scavenging them for power, status, and control.”    Rhoberta offers the insights, strategies, and support you need to reclaim hope, confidence--and your sanity--when dealing with the constant uncertainty and jaw-dropping behaviors of Hijackals in your life, at home, and at work.  Author of sixteen books, including her Hijackal ebook series, Escaping the Hijackal Trap, and, Stop! That’s Crazy-Making, she is the host of the popular podcast, listened to in more than seventy-five countries:  Save Your Sanity: Help for Toxic Relationships.   She is the former host of the Emotional Savvy channel on Binge TV Networks.  Dr. Shaler’s work has been featured on PsychCentral, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Your Tango, The Good Men Project, and eHarmony, among many others. Her YouTube channel, ForRelationshipHelp, is an evergreen source of practical insights and tips for relationships and has reached over a half million views.  WEBSITES AND SOCIAL MEDIA:     Website and Blog: ForRelationshipHelp.com  Podcast: SaveYourSanityPodcast.com   Facebook: @RelationshipHelpDoctor   Twitter:  @RhobertaShaler   LinkedIn: @RhobertaShaler   Pinterest: @RhobertaShaler   Instagram: @DrRhobertaShaler   Clubhouse:  @DrShaler
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August 25, 2021
#25 TURN YOUR HURT INTO YOUR BLESSING
How many of you are wounded out there?  Did someone who you are working with or even in relationships break trust, two-timed, or stabbed you in the back? How do you overcome that?  Can you rebuild your life? Please come to a SPECIAL BEACON of LIGHT PODCAST THURSDAY, Aug 19, 2021, at 5:30 pm MDT with David Branderhorst as he shares the story and shows how you can rebuild your life by turning your greatest wound into a business that blesses you and brings healing to others. CHECK OUT THE BLOG POST
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August 20, 2021
# 24 COUNTING IT ALL JOY
How do you "count it all joy" when life hits you so hard that you land in a place of deep despair?   Where do you turn when your heart is broken and life has become so overwhelming that most days you simply want to disappear?    Join me and Laurie Cline at tonight Aug 10, 2021, at 6:30 pm MDT   "Counting It All Joy" takes you through the journey of unspeakable suffering and unthinkable loss to finding joy again with God's help. A surgery gone wrong left Laurie's preacher/law enforcement husband disabled and unable to speak.    Their youngest child experienced a very serious health scare. Suddenly this family of faith found themselves sitting in the ashes of their old life trying desperately to recover what had been stolen.    This story of faith, resilience, and hope will encourage anyone that has found themselves robbed of joy by life's agonizing circumstances and heartbreak.
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August 11, 2021
#23 SLAYING THE FEAR GIANTS
A giant is stalking you, determined to take you out.   Does anxiety creep into your mind in the most random moments?  Do you wake up in the middle of the night with your heart pounding?  Do fears have a death grip on you?   Author Cecille Valoria knows how you feel. Join us tonight Aug 3, 2021, at 6:30 pm Mountain Time and  AND TALK ABOUT HER BOOK SLAYING THE FEAR GIANTS discover how she empowers women who have anxiety by equipping them with strategies and coping skills.    Cecille Valoria is a retired teacher, author, and speaker. Having struggled with anxiety early in life, her mission is to bring hope to women who battle with fears. Though her background in Psychology and Medicine helps, she attributes her healing and peace to the Lord Jesus and her relationship with Him.
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August 4, 2021
#22 DISCOVER YOUR JOY
How can you discover your Joy? What do you do? I asked this question on Monday and your responses were amazing! They were filled with such light and hope! Please join me and Louise Pistole at 6:30 pm Mountain Time to find out how to Discover Joy in a World that is Broken, Suffering, and Struggling. Step Out of the Vicious Cycle. Louise Says, "I encourage and inspire others to seek their own joy wherever they are in life." As Louise navigated her own difficult valleys in life, she emerged with a message of joy to share with others. Her inspiration comes alive with stories of hope, love, and faith. Louise left a career in finance to pursue her dream of writing her book, Discover Your Joy.
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July 28, 2021
#21 UNBROKEN KINDGOM
Fear. It is a cage, an abyss, and bondage. How do you break free when lies continue to control?    Join me with AWARD WINNER AUTHOR Lorie Gurnet tonight July 20, 2021, at 6:30 pm mountain to talk about her Fantasy book, Unbroken Kingdom.    Truth, lies, saved from suicide, how will Robert find peace or will he allow anger to dominate his decisions?  Is there hope after a failed suicide?   Learn to stand where it has already been burnt so the flames of fear, self-doubt, anxiety, and unforgiveness will not harm you. Don't allow fear to hold you in bondage.  Find your courage as you face your fears.  Lorie Gurnett is an award-winning author, coach, and speaker who helps individuals and families move from feeling invisible to inspirational so they can overcome the lies and fears created by childhood trauma with the truth of who God created them to be.  As a young lady, Lorie doubted herself at every turn, and she felt invisible and worthless. She even contemplated suicide. Today with newfound knowledge, Lorie strives for the value of the human heart.  She believes everyone has value, and nobody is invisible.  She is the founder of Kingdom Definers, which serves first responders who struggle with trauma, PTSD, fear, & suicidal thoughts. She and her husband, Merv, are blessed with two encouraging children and live in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.
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July 21, 2021
# 20 IT'S NOT LUCK OVERCOMING YOU
You're Worthless!  You Suck!  You will never be loved.  Wow. How did that feel?   Check out her book It's Not Luck Overcoming You Do you want to out-wit your inner-critic, breakthrough barriers, and achieve your goals? Join me tonight with Michelle Mras at 6:30 pm Mountain Time for 30 minutes filled with Light and power.   Michelle guides individuals to stop apologizing for what they aren’t, embrace who they are, and live each day as the best version of themselves... Unapologetically!   Ready Beacons of Light?  Let's do this!
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July 14, 2021
#19 GET NOTICED GET HIRED
How do you celebrate one year of podcasting? By hosting your first guest one year later with her second book, Get Noticed, Get Hired! Let's help you find your Successful Ever After! By the way, that's the name of her first book—I love her!) Come and join me and Chellie Phillips at 6:30 pm mountain time to discover a definitive guide for serious job seekers who need the keys to navigate today's digital search market. Building a personal career brand allows you to showcase your experience and skills and catch the eye of a recruiter or hiring manager. The tips and strategies inside are designed to land you in the interview seat of your dream job. Chellie's motto, "I help people create their Successfully Ever After." Happy one-year anniversary to Beacon of Light Podcasting! Thank you, Chellie for being the one who started our 52 guests! WOOT!!
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July 7, 2021
#18 RISE UP
Where are you focused? Do you believe in God?  What happens when your world is crashing?  Nichole encourages us to BELIEVE GOD WHEN THE WORLD IS FALLING APART.  Meet Nicole Williams tonight, June 22nd, at 7:30 pm central time FB LIVE to hear how intentional Praise Radically Transforms our Peace, Hope, and Faith by Shifting our Focus Away from Our Problems and Onto the Nature and Character of God Himself.   Nicole says, "I help people make peace with their past and move forward in strength by simply changing their spiritual posture."
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June 23, 2021
#17 Supporter's Toolkit
How many of you know someone in abuse, but you don't know what to do, or how to help?  Please come and find out what you can do. Please, we must save more lives. It is up to all of us. Supporter's Toolkit: Leaving is often the most dangerous time for a victim of abuse because abuse is about power and control.    When a victim leaves, they are taking control of their lives and threatening the abusive partner’s power, which could cause the abusive partner to retaliate in very destructive ways: physical, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and financially. For myself, I had three main supporters that helped me. 1) family, 2) a co-worker, 3) a stranger who was in the right place at the right time--her name was Gloria. (I'll share more about Gloria later). Their support was built on trust and they were there for me when I was ready to make my move. Without them, I would have never made it out and I’m 99% sure I would have been a tragic news story on the evening news.    We know people in abusive situations. As friends, family, co-workers, and strangers,  WHAT can we do to help them? We want to be a light for them to get out of the darkness!  With COVID19, the numbers are rising. More victims are trapped with their abusers.  HOW DO WE HELP THEM OUT OF THIS ABUSE? ANSWER?? BECOME A SUPPORTER! Join us to give two books of my book Pinpoints of Light: Escaping the Abyss of Abuse to survivors in  11,000 Shelters Across the US! Give two books today.  Get your friends and family involved. Beacon of Light Podcast tonight! 6:30 pm Mountain so same 7:30 pm Central.
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June 17, 2021
#16 FINDING NICOLE
Have you ever been looked for—hunted, sought after, and felt like you were in the worst game of hide and seek in your life?  Meet Nicole Beverly tonight, May 25th, at 7:30 pm central time  FB LIVE to hear the bone-chilling story about it.    Finding Nicole is the true story of a victim's determination to keep herself and her family alive despite her ex-husband's attempts to hire inmates to kill her from prison.  Nicole says, "the story is the true story of a victim's determination to keep herself and her family alive."   Nicole and her story of survival have been featured on Inside Evil with Chris Cuomo: Until Death Do Us Part, Huffington Post Live, NPR, The Detroit Free Press, and many other news outlets. Nicole is the Founder and President of The ENOUGH Initiative Domestic Violence Prevention Organization. The ENOUGH Initiative focuses on ending domestic violence before it starts by providing Education, Non-Violence Alternatives, Opportunity, Understanding, Growth, and Hope to young adults and victims of domestic violence.
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May 26, 2021
#15 ANGEL KISSES
Happily Ever After is not for the Faint of Heart.   Somewhere in the shadows of regret and despair, magic stirs up a hope that allows a second chance at life and love. Suffering and mistakes do not have to be our weaknesses. Instead, they can be our teachers.   Join me and Hope Flansburg tonight May 18, 2021, at 7:30 pm central time as we talk about her book, Angel Kisses. It is a romantic, spiritual novel about the ability to walk through the darkness of the grieving process.    Hope captivates readers by shedding light on the complex issues of family and relationships while continuing to instill hope and healing in unconditional love. Through stories of romance, vulnerability, courage, and healing, Hope's books can be used as a tool for social-emotional and trauma awareness while providing inspiration and empowerment.    With an exquisite mix of suspense, darkness, lightness, and personal growth, she sends the message that existing is reason enough to receive abundance in this life, and out of our darkest times can come our greatest achievements.
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May 19, 2021
#14 SOMETIMES IT DOES TAKE A BRAIN SURGEON
Bleeding is usually an indicator of life—unless of course is that bleeding occurs on your brainstem.  On March 4, 2011, Brian woke up to discover he was blind. Blind but not blind to his greater internal vision.  What would you do with the challenge?   Join me and Brian to discover why "It Sometimes Takes A Brain Surgeon" on May 11th at 7:30 pm central to find the answer.    Brain teaches readers that they have more vision than they realize and helps them to embrace their own blindness, stop the self-limiting beliefs, and gain a view on life through a new lens.    SHARE and gain a perspective!
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May 12, 2021
#13 FINDING JOY
Joy? Is it something you desire? If you have been abuse, is Joy an option? How do you discover it? How do you keep it? Join me and Joy Alaman, April 27, 20221 at 7:30 pm central to help you discover your joy! In Joy's book, Finding Joy, come and learn the story and strategy of how this survivor overcame abuse, trauma, and depression. Joy says, "I help women create the life they desire and deserve by putting their faith over fear." Joy Alaman is a bestselling author, speaker, licensed minister, and Domestic Violence Advocate. She is the visionary and founder of SWAN,  Surviving Women’s Advocate Network. The organization helps stabilize domestic violence victims in transition with resources, education, and housing referrals. In her advocacy Joy has served the criminal justice system as a Re-Entry Instructor, preparing women to return to society with a new mindset that breaks the cycle of abuse. As a Domestic Violence survivor, she connects with those affected by D V, offering guidance with knowledge and experience. As she coaches survivors in transition she encourages and supports them on their journey to wholeness. Joy is more than a survivor and teaches others how to truly overcome the effects of abuse, trauma, and depression because of Domestic Violence. Her tenacious faith is her greatest weapon in the fight against Domestic Violence.
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April 28, 2021
#12 COME WHAT MAY & LOVE IT!
Join me as I am the guest and John Hulen--an amazing Podcaster, for a night of discovering how you can come out of your darkness and learn how to love anything that comes your way.  Slice! Came the sound of the sharp knife against the plump red skin of the tomato. “Thinner!” harshly whispered shame. I stopped my knife mid slide and looked at the tomatoes. They were nearly transparent. “Are you really going to eat that much?” Scoffed Shame again. I felt pricked. Right to my heart, and I felt more of my light dim. I put one back and think, “there; I’ll just eat three.” I looked up for approval; all was silent. Shame. Shame says, “you are not enough, or you are too much.” It follows you around like a Shadow, The Shame Shadow©. It’s behind or beside you, like a black hole sucking all your energy and robbing your light from shining. The pain, fear, abuse, and shame are bars of a cage— a Comfort Cage you built. You sit content in the darkness. Even though it is unhealthy, you are used to it. Suddenly, something catches your eye. You see the light. The shadow whispers look away, but you are drawn to it. You stand and reach for the door and slide it open. Do you want to come out of the darkness to find healing —healing from great pain and shame?  It won’t be easy leaving your Comfort Cage. Healing journies are painful. But don’t give up! You are not alone. I’ll shine my light for you, and you will come Out of Darkness.
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April 27, 2021
#11 THE PAWN: THE CURSE BECOMES THE BLESSING
Do you drink poison, daily?   Do you have negative thoughts that poison your mind, steal your hope, and dim your light?  Do you want to Purge the Poison?   Join me and Lorrie Jean Jones TONIGHT April 22, 2021, at 7:30 pm central to discover Five Steps to Develop a Pathway to Forgiveness.  Lorrie Jean Jones is an author and California native. Her release, The Pawn: The Curse Becomes the Blessing, is a captivating memoir that reveals the unfolding of a dark past that can be illuminated by God’s grace and love.    Using her own life experience that was littered with child abuse, domestic violence, and addiction, she remains committed to helping others overcome their struggles and experience God.    Lorrie is the eldest of five girls, and mother of three. She and her husband live in the Bay Area, and when she is not spending time with her family, you will find her serving in the community, working with nonprofit organizations, and partnering with other authors in spreading the message of hope and healing.   Lorrie says, "I am an author who helps individuals understand the healing process by purging the poison of unforgiveness, live in freedom, and rise to their full potential."   Book: The Pawn: The Curse Becomes the Blessing   Can generations of abuse, brokenness, poverty, and despair ever be broken? L.J. Jones learned the hard way that the curse becomes a blessing. Only by the grace of a loving God could she ever hope to be free from shame inflicted upon her by others--and by herself.  https://www.amazon.com/Pawn-Curse-Becomes-Blessing...
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April 23, 2021
# 10 IF I COULD I WOULD
"I HATE YOU!" "You are UGLY!" "You are NOTHING!" What are you feeling as you read those statements? Join me and Cecilia Wednesday, April 21, 2022, at 7:30 pm as she teaches "The Importance of Turning Anger Into Love." Cecilia Tement is a Certified Transformational Story Coach, author, and speaker. She helps people who are struggling with pain, trauma, or abuse to release their old life story, so they can live their authentic story. She has worked as a community outreach officer, fundraiser, and child advocate worker. She uses her personal story as inspiration to fuel her mission to bring hope and healing. Cecilia says, "I help people struggling with pain, trauma, or abuse to rewrite their past, change their destiny and heal their story." Book: If I Could, I Would - A Child's Journey from Abuse to Hope How To Rewrite The Pain Of Your Abuse Filled Past and Transform Anger Into Love
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April 22, 2021
# 9 FOUR ASPECTS OF POSITIVE REFLECTION
How do you handle the pain of loss—the loss of innocence from abuse, a relationship, or a loved one? The answer?  The Power of Positivity on Your Wellness Journey   Join me Dr. Mary Welsh April 19, 2021, at 7:30 pm central time on my FB profile and Youtube channels to discover how!    Dr. Mary Welsh is an author, national speaker, grief session facilitator, university professor, and coach who is a strong advocate for the Power of Positivity and aids people suffering from the loss of a loved one or facing adversity to find hope, to embrace the Four Aspects of Positive Reflection (to remember, reflect, recreate, and relate) on their grief journey to healing and wellness.   Dr. Mary Welsh is co-founder of Susie Q’s Kids, a 501c3 nonprofit that creates comfort bags to brighten and inspire the lives of children and young adults in hospitals, foster care, shelters, and those grieving.  Tagline: How to Find Hope - Learn to Embrace Life’s New Reality… even When It Appears the Sun Won’t Shine Again  Books: She has written four books following her daughter Susie’s death.   Adult grief book https://www.amazon.com/Journey-into-Looking-Glass-...   Journal https://www.amazon.com/Journey-into-Looking-Glass-...   Children's grief book https://www.amazon.com/Susie-Qs-Kids-Positive-Refl...   Coloring Book https://www.amazon.com/Susie-Kids-Positive-Reflect...
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April 20, 2021
# 9 DISCOVER HOW TO HEAL WHEN BROKEN
Have you ever felt like you had cracks all the way to your very soul— Like your broken and you don’t know how you got that way? Join me and my guest Elizabeth Clamon tonight April 14, 2021, at 7:30 pm central as she helps us to Discover how to find hope for healing and freedom that was once lost. Many of us live with this feeling of brokenness and have no idea how we got that way or how to change it. When the pain of brokenness becomes so overwhelming that your entire life and health hang in the balance, what can you do? Author Elizabeth Clamon understands how you feel. In Beauty Rising from Brokenness she shares her journey of how she was broken physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The chronic illnesses that ensued. In her darkest moment, she found a path to healing. In Beauty Rising from Brokenness, you will discover how to find hope for healing and the freedom that was once lost. Isn’t it time the suffering ended and the healing begins? Journey through Childhood Trauma and Chronic Illness into Healing and discover your path to ultimate healing starting today. Discover how to find hope for healing and freedom that was once lost.
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April 15, 2021
# 8 Authors Bring HOPE!
Authors Bring hope
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April 14, 2021
# 7 TURN YOUR PAIN INTO PURPOSE
Turning Pain into Purpose - Five Steps to Become a Faucet of Hope   What does it mean to turn pain into purpose and tragedy into triumph?  Where do you begin, and how long does it take?  Join me and Linda Larson Schlitz Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 7:30 pm on my FB profile or YouTube channel to discover how to Turn Pain into Purpose: Five Steps to Become a Faucet of Hope.   Linda says, "You see, how we look at things is primarily up to us! We get to decide how to interpret what happens to us and something we may have done or have left undone. I get to decide if I want to be grateful that I'm alive and that I have a choice to be clean and sober today, whether I treat people kindly or sit home depressed, angry, and fearful."   Linda's journey to healing and sobriety for the trauma she had been through came in 1976 after coming to understand God's purpose for her life. After battling the demons of alcohol and drugs she has 24 years sober and is passionate about helping others overcome their barriers to discovering God’s purpose and make a living doing it.  Linda is the author of two books where she shares her recovery story of substance abuse, ADHD and other mental illnesses. Her most recent book is a 12 Step, Bible-based meditation book to help others in their recovery. Linda has been a counselor, speaker, author and life coach for over 30 years. She is a recipient of the Red Cross Hometown Hero of the Year Award and the prestigious Athena Award and various other awards and commendations. Tagline: Linda is the Founder of Faucet of HOPE Ministries and the Christian Addiction Recovery Academy helping others achieve success. Book: Speak to me God, I'm listening:365 Daily Meditations for Those Who Want to Hear God Answer Life's Toughest Questions Come and be a part of this powerful conversation. https://www.lindalarsonschlitz.com/
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April 8, 2021
# 6 UNVEILED PIECES OF A BROKEN MASK
Masks hide our Mess.  What happens after we have ripped it from our faces shattering it into pieces?    Join Shana Gourdine and me on April 6, 20221, at 7:30 pm central time in the USA, FB Profile, for our live discussion of her new book "Unveiled Pieces of a Broken Mask."    Shana says, "I am here to help you unpack the things we carry and hold on to that can end up destroying your relationships (with friends, associates, family, or partner).  I take time to rebuild the person you have hidden from the world because you were not comfortable in your own skin. I help you go from uncomfortable to comfortable with yourselves regardless of what others think about who you are. This is the time to learn who you are and what makes you happy."
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April 8, 2021
# 5 BROKEN TO BEAUTIFULLY WHOLE
What do you do after Abuse? Survive? or Thrive? "Why Be Broken When you Can Be Gold?" Meet Cathy Studer, who did just that! She overcame Childhood Sexual abuse and will show you a way to healing that is incredible. In her book Broken to Beautifully Whole, she shares the power of her story with all of us.  Cathy and I met Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the Pinpoints of light Childhood & Sexual Abuse Awareness and Healing Conference at 7:30 pm on my FB profile, YouTube, and here on Anchor. We have Six more nights to go: April 7, 14, 19, 21, 22, &26.  All at 7:30 pm central.  Those with a ticket are eligible for GIFTS and PRIZES!! It's not too late to grab your ticket before you hear her speak to be entered into the gifts and prizes. Come, Heal with us!
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April 2, 2021
# 4 THE BEST IS YET TO COME
Do you fear that there are only bad days up ahead? Join Beacon of Light Podcast with my guest, Sarah Broyhill Anderson, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 7:30 pm central for the answer. Sara's book, The Best Is Yet to Come: Facing the Fears of Today With God's Hope for Tomorrow, holds the truth you have been waiting for. Sara says, "Through God's lens, we can see ourselves as God sees us: forgiven, redeemed, purified, accepted, wanted, and loved." Sara is a wife, mother of five, and Christian apologist with her Juris Doctorate and Masters of Divinity in Apologetics as of May 2021. Sara started Fruits of Faith Ministries in 2016, which now reaches thousands of people each week on social media. Sara is a speaker with Women of the Well Communicators and an official member of the MOPS speakers network. Sara speaks to women's groups about mining truth from God's Word and applying it to everyday life, thereby settling the restlessness within and enabling us to leave the most precious legacy: a legacy of faith. Here's the book!
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April 2, 2021
# 3 GILL BENTHAM: AS IF
What happens when you start living as if your dream has already happened? You WIN! Welcome to the Beacon of Light Podcast. Join me and Gill Bentham Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 7:30 pm central USA time for an inspiring interview. Gill is the author of: As If: Steering Your Life without Strife, Navigating from Fantasy to Faith and Rising from Delusion into Destiny. In Gill's words: I am an author, speaker, and insight coach, I help you to know, love and liberate your inner genius through quirky books, experiential learning modules, and retreats. You will write your unique life script by disentangling creativity, discipline character, and declaring purpose - to make an indelible mark in your world. Gill gently teaches through three themes. First, the ancient character Jacob the striver; second, the metaphor of a meandering canal cruise and thirdly, a curious mixture of fictional reflection and wisdom extracted from her own life's anecdotes and observation. This is a truly imaginative Pilgrims Progress, birthed at the turn of the millennium for every 21st century believer who is weary of the superficiality of spiritual platitudes and sickly-sweet recipes for success.Your mind and heart will be stirred by the author's gentle yet authoritive handling of life's eternal themes and paradoxes.
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March 24, 2021
# 2 LORRIE JEAN JONES: The PAWN
Can generations of abuse, brokenness, poverty, and despair ever be broken? Lorrie Jean Jones learned the hard way that the curse becomes a blessing. Only by the grace of a loving God could she ever hope to be free from shame inflicted upon her by others--and by herself.   Lorrie is an author who helps individuals understand the healing process by purging the poison of unforgiveness, live in freedom, and rise to their full potential.  Join us tonight and discover how healing can happen for all.   In her book, "The Pawn," she shares all and leaves you with hope.
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March 21, 2021
# 1 CRYSTAL WALTMAN: Letting Go of Your Past, becoming Who You Are, and Living in Your Light!
Author Crystal Waltman knows the struggle of navigating the emotional ups and downs of life. As a college athlete, her career came to an unexpected end. She dealt with stress and pain through addiction until, one day, she realized she was living a life she never wanted. In the depths of despair, Crystal decided she needed to quit to win. She discovered a powerful process to acknowledge the past, find joy in the present, and welcome a new future. Today, she has a passion for helping others achieve more success in their lives. This book shows you how. Winners Always Quit! Sometimes Success can come from what you don't do.  Let go of the past and release the shame and guilt. Learn to feel physical and emotional pain and maintain spiritual fitness. Love who you are and who you are meant to be. Crystal is a fourth-generation Arizonian and knows the value of taking care of herself, so she can be of service to others. Crystal can be found in the fresh air, either between the lines of a softball diamond or on a summit.  Crystal has been speaking for the past five years sharing her experience, strength, and hope. She's achieved a collegiate national championship in softball and, she has continued to coach, nutrition and fitness for more than 20 years, but has found her calling in Spiritual Fitness.  Crystal shares her raw story of tragedy and triumph, along with her simple proven plan of how to find and keep emotional sobriety.
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March 21, 2021
Beacon of light Introduction
My name is April Tribe Giauque. Welcome to the Beacon of Light Podcast. Hope is a Beacon of Light to the world. I amplify that hope from authors to all of you. I published my memoir, Pinpoints of Light: Escaping the Abyss of Abuse, and I connected with women who had similar stories. They wanted to get out of DV but they needed HOPE to do that. My book brings that to them. I wrote my second book, Out of Darkness: Find, Fuel, and Live in Your Light, to then take that hope to become healing and the Podcast was born! I interview all authors: fiction, nonfiction, self-help, novels, sci-fi, children's authors, and memoirs who have written books about hope because we all need hope in our lives. Whether it was found in fiction as a place to escape, or with nonfiction and how to improve and find healing the result is the same. We are a Beacon of Light with hope that amplifies to the world. Books are transformational, informational, and inspirational, so connect with Beacon of Light Podcast and find hope today!
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March 21, 2021