Off the Ground

Lemonade and Carry-Out: The Devotional Chef Show

An episode of Off the Ground

By Ron Graham
These are people who had an idea and decided to make it real. And they took their idea, and nourished it, and watched it grow, and then watched it spread.
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Ja-Tun and Random Acts of Soul: the Soundtrack of Joy
Dr. Ron talks music and the growth of a pop band with Ja-Tun of Random Acts of Soul - find out more about Ja-Tun and the band at!
September 12, 2018
AKA InPSYte and Worry Dolls - Off the Ground
In which Beth Graham, creator of AKA InPSYte, discusses worry dolls and their role in grounding kits, which can bring peace to the lives of those troubled by depression and anxiety. AKA InPSYte, having started as a social media tool, intends to make grounding kits available!
September 1, 2018
Lemonade and Carry-Out: The Devotional Chef Show
Rev. Robert Lacy, the Devotional Chef, inspires this show, in which Dr. Ron talks about discussions he and the Chef have had about lemonade and cheesesteak sandwiches!
August 27, 2018
Shop smarter, not harder! The Devotional Chef Show
In which Rev. Robert Lacy, the Devotional Chef, with some assistance from Dr. Ron, walks us through a trip to the grocery store - a trip that should give us maximum results for minimum effort!
July 25, 2018
Matt Galchick, Kevin Koppel, & Dropkick Diabetes: Off the Ground
In this episode, organizers of charity wrestling show Dropkick Diabetes Matt Galchick and Kevin Koppel discuss the destruction that diabetes wreaks in our lives, especially in the lives of young people, and how charitable pro wrestlers can be in answering the call for help!
July 6, 2018
Dori DeCarlo, WordofMom Radio and Safety Bags: Off the Ground
In this episode, Dori DeCarlo discusses her start-ups, WordofMom Radio and, and the necessity for women entrepreneurs to build each other up and encourage one another. Dori has a heart for business and it's just as big for colleagues and customers!
June 21, 2018
Soup! The Devotional Chef Show
In this episode, the Chef describes the creation of a hearty soup from start to finish, paying special attention to the importance of soup stock.
June 17, 2018
Will Kasso Condry - "My job is to teach confidence": Off the Ground
In this episode, Will Kasso Condry describes his work as a street artist based in urban Trenton, NJ; his migration to rural Vermont to become Artist-in-Residence at Middlebury College; and the importance of teaching art to pass on our history, philosophy, and social priorities to future generations.
June 6, 2018
Yoly Miller - Google Guide who Thinks Akron is Cool: Off the Ground
Yoly Miller is a level 8 Google Local Guide. Over a six-month period she shared nearly a thousand photographs, leading to close to 8 MILLION views. She does reviews, videos, and Q&A about Akron attractions, making the city a pleasant place to anyone who sees her work.
June 4, 2018
Tammy Craig and What'sUP: Off the Ground
Tammy Craig is a dreamer, believer, and doer, and on the side she’s a life coach, Empower YOUth leader, yoga instructor, and small business owner! Her passion is changing the world one person at a time by helping them realize how rad life can really be! In this episode, she explains how yoga based on Upright Paddle Boarding can enhance confidence and self-love for adults and children alike.
June 4, 2018
How to Save a Life: Off the Ground
In which Dr. Ron explains how you - yes, YOU - can save the life of someone having a stroke!
June 2, 2018
Devotional Chef Show update
In which we mention the Mailing List, food bloggers and ol' JR!
May 20, 2018
Magnum CK, the Production & JLIT pro wrestling legacies: Off the Ground
In this episode of Off the Ground, wrestler Magnum CK talks about how mixing his acting background and wrestling training made both better. He also talks about his relationships in Cleveland's Absolute Intense Wrestling.
May 18, 2018
Stevie Wilson: Off the Ground
Stevie Wilson of explains to us the effect of social media on the fashion and beauty industries, and what other small businesses can learn from this history.
May 16, 2018
Mentoring: Off the Ground
Dr. Ron helps us understand the critical role of workplace mentoring, from his experience of having mentored several students and new employees.
May 15, 2018
Elevator Pitch: Off the Ground
Dr. Ron's brief review of the Entrepreneur Magazine Internet TV series - it has characteristics "The Apprentice" could scarcely have dreamed of, and is also an improvement over both "Shark Tank" and "Dragon's Den."
May 12, 2018
Peach Cobbler: the Devotional Chef Show
Rev. Robert Lacy, the Devotional Chef, is both a chef and an ordained minister. He sees an intimate connection between our love of good food and a loving God watching over us. In his shows, Rev. Lacy will discuss the origins of our favorite dishes, and how to prepare, serve, store and best enjoy a dish. Typically, he will also offer a blessing and/or a prayer to listeners at the end of the show!
May 9, 2018
The Sunday Family Dinner: the Devotional Chef Show
In this episode, the Devotional Chef contends that the family dinner is becoming a lost tradition in America. But in his house it's anything but. When the neighbors hear the Chef is cooking, they ask when to show up and what to bring! We'll talk about some of Rev. Lacy's favorite meal options. After the show, let us know what you like to do!
May 2, 2018
Brian Holcombe and expert cabinetry: Off the Ground
Expert carpenter Brian Holcombe will share with us how he started in the wood shop and grew to create artistic home cabinetry and furniture. We will learn how far he will take his art, and how we can learn the art as he did. Find out more about Brian and his fine work here.
April 30, 2018
Why do we love pizza? The Devotional Chef Show
In this episode of the Devotional Chef Show, Rev. Robert Lacy will discuss the enduring attraction of pizza as an all-occasion family meal. He will also offer menu and serving suggestions that are sure to please the whole family and excite the kids! The Chef also offers a free copy of his Draft Day Treats Book to an NFL fan who can share a favorite tailgate treat with us. We hope to give that copy away during this episode!
April 25, 2018
How to Prepare Grits: The Devotional Chef Show
On the Devotional Chef Show: We will talk about favorite dishes, explain commonly-used kitchen equipment and techniques, suggest ingredients to keep in the pantry, and cook meals that almost anyone can put together quickly on busy nights. Who knows? You might learn something new you'd like to try! In this episode the Chef will describe the basic prep for delicious grits, and will offer variations on both ingredients and meal suggestions.
April 18, 2018
Zach Friedhof and Big Love Akron: Off the Ground
These are people who had an idea and decided to make it real. They took their idea, and nourished it, and watched it grow, and then watched it spread. Some of their ideas were businesses, some were creative, some were technical, some were service-related, and some were social. What they have in common is that they know what it takes to get an idea... off the ground. In this episode of Off the Ground, Ohio musician and peacemaker Zach Friedhof discusses Big Love Akron, which started as a music festival in downtown Akron, but grew in purpose and interest until it was aimed at highlighting artists, healing practitioners, organizations, musicians, & small businesses, all while fostering leadership & authentic collaboration as we seek to build agape & compassion. Zach is with us to describe this vision and maybe show us where it will lead.
April 12, 2018
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