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Leading the Follower

Leading the Follower

By Rebecca A Benston

On a mission to create and inspire peace, love, trust, and harmony among believers of all faiths...
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Today’s Pondering~The gray area…

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Today’s Pondering~Mine eyes have seen the glory…
Today’s Pondering~Mine eyes have seen the glory…
God gave us eyes to see. Why is it that so many of us are keeping them closed these days? Read today's blog or listen to this episode to hear more. Leading the Follower~Mine eyes have seen the glory... Rebecca Benston is the owner of Higher Ground Books & Media and the author of over twenty titles currently available through Amazon and other outlets. Her books include a mystery series (The Rona Shively Stories), empowerment resources such as Wise Up to Rise Up, Don't Be Stupid (And I Mean That in the Nicest Way), and From Judgment to Jubilee, children's books including Grumble D. Grumble Learns to Smile, All the Scary Things, and See How Strong You Are. Benston lives in Springfield, Ohio with her awesome daughter, Mya and enjoys traveling, reading, writing, and telling it like it is. She enjoys being able to help other authors get their stories out there through Higher Ground and has recently expanded her freelance services to offer more extensive guidance as a writing coach and social media manager. For more information, you can contact Benston at highergroundbooksandmedia@gmail.com. Higher Ground Books & Media is an independent publisher located in Springfield, OH. We publish inspirational, educational, and motivational materials geared toward helping people understand how God has been working in the lives of His people. We publish most genres with the exception of horror and erotica. Check our website for submission guidelines and more. We love to tell the story! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://leading-the-follower.com/2022/11/07/todays-ponderingmine-eyes-have-seen-the-glory/
06:15
November 17, 2022
Today’s Pondering~What Happened to Us?
Today’s Pondering~What Happened to Us?
Do you ever think about yesterday? Not like just the day before today, but like years ago and in some cases, maybe a lifetime ago? Well, so do I. And I'm sharing my thoughts about it on this podcast. Leading the Follower~What Happened to Us? Rebecca Benston is the owner of Higher Ground Books & Media and the author of over twenty titles currently available through Amazon and other outlets. Her books include a mystery series (The Rona Shively Stories), empowerment resources such as Wise Up to Rise Up, Don't Be Stupid (And I Mean That in the Nicest Way), and From Judgment to Jubilee, children's books including Grumble D. Grumble Learns to Smile, All the Scary Things, and See How Strong You Are. Benston lives in Springfield, Ohio with her awesome daughter, Mya and enjoys traveling, reading, writing, and telling it like it is. She enjoys being able to help other authors get their stories out there through Higher Ground and has recently expanded her freelance services to offer more extensive guidance as a writing coach and social media manager. For more information, you can contact Benston at highergroundbooksandmedia@gmail.com. Higher Ground Books & Media is an independent publisher located in Springfield, OH. We publish inspirational, educational, and motivational materials geared toward helping people understand how God has been working in the lives of His people. We publish most genres with the exception of horror and erotica. Check out our website for submission guidelines. We love to tell the story! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://leading-the-follower.com/2021/08/24/todays-ponderingwhat-happened-to-us/
04:32
February 12, 2022
Today’s Pondering~It’s up to you…or at least it should be.
Today’s Pondering~It’s up to you…or at least it should be.
Are you relying on Jesus to fix the things He has called you to fix? If so, why? Listen to today's podcast to hear more about why this choice is all up to you. Leading the Follower ~ It's up to you...or at least it should be. Rebecca Benston is the owner of Higher Ground Books & Media and the author of over twenty titles currently available through Amazon and other outlets. Her books include a mystery series (The Rona Shively Stories), empowerment resources such as Wise Up to Rise Up, Don't Be Stupid (And I Mean That in the Nicest Way), and From Judgment to Jubilee, children's books including Grumble D. Grumble Learns to Smile, All the Scary Things, and See How Strong You Are. Benston lives in Springfield, Ohio with her awesome daughter, Mya and enjoys traveling, reading, writing, and telling it like it is. She enjoys being able to help other authors get their stories out there through Higher Ground and has recently expanded her freelance services to offer more extensive guidance as a writing coach and social media manager. For more information, you can contact Benston at highergroundbooksandmedia@gmail.com. Higher Ground Books & Media is an independent publisher located in Springfield, OH. We publish inspirational, educational, and motivational materials geared toward helping people understand how God has been working in the lives of His people. We publish most genres with the exception of horror and erotica. Check out our website for submission guidelines. We love to tell the story! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://leading-the-follower.com/2022/01/07/todays-ponderingits-up-to-you-or-at-least-it-should-be/
04:17
February 05, 2022
Today’s Pondering~The Importance of Being Counted
Today’s Pondering~The Importance of Being Counted
What does it mean to be counted? Actually, it means a lot. It means that you want to be a part of something that is bigger than yourself. It means you still have hope and faith. Read today's blog or listen to this episode to hear more. Leading the Follower~The Importance of Being Counted. Rebecca Benston is the owner of Higher Ground Books & Media and the author of over twenty titles currently available through Amazon and other outlets. Her books include a mystery series (The Rona Shively Stories), empowerment resources such as Wise Up to Rise Up, Don't Be Stupid (And I Mean That in the Nicest Way), and From Judgment to Jubilee, children's books including Grumble D. Grumble Learns to Smile, All the Scary Things, and See How Strong You Are. Benston lives in Springfield, Ohio with her awesome daughter, Mya and enjoys traveling, reading, writing, and telling it like it is. She enjoys being able to help other authors get their stories out there through Higher Ground and has recently expanded her freelance services to offer more extensive guidance as a writing coach and social media manager. For more information, you can contact Benston at highergroundbooksandmedia@gmail.com. Higher Ground Books & Media is an independent publisher located in Springfield, OH. We publish inspirational, educational, and motivational materials geared toward helping people understand how God has been working in the lives of His people. We publish most genres with the exception of horror and erotica. Check our website for submission guidelines and more. We love to tell the story! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://leading-the-follower.com/2022/01/29/todays-ponderingthe-importance-of-being-counted/
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January 29, 2022
Today’s Pondering~The gray area…
Today’s Pondering~The gray area…
Is there really a race war? Not in my book. Listen as I break down the real problem on today's podcast for Leading the Follower titled, The Gray Area. Leading the Follower - Today's Pondering: The Gray Area by Rebecca Benston Rebecca Benston is the author of several books including The Rona Shively Stories mystery series, Wise Up to Rise Up, Don't Be Stupid (And I Mean That in the Nicest Way), and more. She is also the owner of Higher Ground Books & Media, a Christian-based independent publisher located in Springfield, OH. You can find out more about her books and Higher Ground Books & Media by visiting http://www.highergroundbooksandmedia.com. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://leading-the-follower.com/2022/01/16/todays-ponderingthe-gray-area/
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January 18, 2022
First Chapter Fridays! My Name is Sam by Joe Siccardi
First Chapter Fridays! My Name is Sam by Joe Siccardi
This edition of Leading the Follower focuses on our First Chapter Friday feature.  Each week, we share the first chapter of one of our audiobooks.  Check them out and then head over to Audible to get the rest of the story. Thanks so much for stopping in! Have a wonderful day! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://leading-the-follower.com/2021/11/26/first-chapter-fridays-my-name-is-sam-by-joe-siccardi/
01:34
December 01, 2021
Today’s Pondering~Time to Play Dirty
Today’s Pondering~Time to Play Dirty
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://leading-the-follower.com/2021/01/29/todays-ponderingtime-to-play-dirty/ We're talking today about how the systematic removal of freedoms mirrors an abusive relationship. Shall we be the bull or the china shop?  Be sure to follow us on http://www.leading-the-follower.com and on http://www.highergroundbooksandmedia.com.  We're sharing lots of great commentary and our thoughts on how we can be better followers of God as well as leaders of people.   Thanks so much for your support!
07:53
June 30, 2021
Today’s Pondering~Making friends and Influencing People
Today’s Pondering~Making friends and Influencing People
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://leading-the-follower.com/2021/05/10/todays-ponderingmaking-friends-and-influencing-people/ Higher Ground is currently accepting submissions through June 1st for the 2021 calendar.  Submissions will re-open on January 1 for 2022.   Bulletproof Books is currently accepting submissions through December 31st. Author, Rebecca Benston is also available to speak to groups about writing, publishing, life, and empowerment!  You can contact her through highergroundbooksandmedia@gmail.com for more information about rates and availability. Please visit our website/blog for more information. Links: Higher Ground Books & Media http://www.highergroundbooksandmedia.com Leading the Follower http://www.leading-the-follower.com Bulletproof Books http://www.highergroundbooksandmedia.com/bulletproof-books Thanks!  And God bless!
05:38
May 22, 2021
Today’s Pondering~Virtuous Detriment
Today’s Pondering~Virtuous Detriment
Sometimes waiting for someone else to take action is as bad as doing the wrong thing.  Listen to today's episode to hear my take on how we can do better. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://leading-the-follower.com/2021/03/08/todays-ponderingvirtuous-detriment/ Produced by HGBM/LTF Productions Higher Ground Books & Media is an independent publisher based in Springfield, OH.  We publish stories that are inspirational, educational, and motivational!  Our work is Christian-based and we strive to share stories of positive transformation that showcase God's power in our lives.  You can find more information at our website. Leading the Follower is the sister blog to Higher Ground Books & Media!  We share podcasts such as First Chapter Fridays, which showcases a different Audiobook title from HGBM each week.  Be sure to subscribe!  And give us a like if you enjoy what we post. God bless you!
10:59
May 06, 2021
Today’s Pondering~Speak for yourself…
Today’s Pondering~Speak for yourself…
Tired of hearing, "You can get a job anywhere," or "There's no reason why you shouldn't be working"?  This week's episode is a full-on rant about the state of our world and those who find themselves overtrained and unwanted.   This episode is also available as a blog post: http://leading-the-follower.com/2021/04/29/todays-ponderingspeak-for-yourself/ Produced by HGBM/LTF Productions Higher Ground Books & Media is an independent publisher based in Springfield, OH.  We publish stories that are inspirational, educational, and motivational!  Our work is Christian-based and we strive to share stories of positive transformation that showcase God's power in our lives.  You can find more information at our website. Leading the Follower is the sister blog to Higher Ground Books & Media!  We share podcasts such as First Chapter Fridays, which showcases a different Audiobook title from HGBM each week.   Be sure to subscribe!  And give us a like if you enjoy what we post.   God bless you!
11:35
April 29, 2021