Guests – Arts

Nancy Humphrey Case

Nancy Humphrey Case wrote Simple Prayers for people of all faiths (or no faith) to help people feel closer to God. Find out how she's followed God's lead.

Sarah Bell - Retired Librarian

Serving others and following the Golden Rule are necessary for success in life, claims Sarah, who served as a librarian.

Joanne Otto (Part 2) - Academic Language Specialist

"You are a song like no other song God has ever sung" Joanne writes in "The You-Song", inspired by her work with children struggling with dyslexia.

Joanne Otto (Part 1) - Author

Joanne Otto recently wrote Daughter of Jerusalem, a novella about a young girl's life-changing contacts with Jesus during his stays in Jerusalem for the holy festivals.

Jeanne Sparks, Horsewoman

Jeanne Sparks talks about the heart connection with a horse, how true communications happens mentally, how horses and people communicate through body language.

Jeanne Sparks, Piano Teacher

Jeanne Sparks's insights from 30+ years as a piano teacher apply to all walks of life - how to quiet the noise and listen, work through mistakes, acknowledge what's good, pray and find answers.

Claudia Fountain (Part 2) – Musician and Music Teacher

Claudia faced rejection and succeeded. She's not a starving musician. She teaches violin and stringed instruments in public and privately. Find out how God has supplied all her needs.

Claudia Fountain (Part 1) – Musician and Music Teacher

Claudia shares how we overcome limits and gain freedom when we let go of control and know God is the performer. Progress comes when we 'go for it' and let Spirit inspire us.

Lynne Bundesen – Author

Lynne shares her discovery of the feminine nature of God as Mother, which comes directly from Biblical text. Read on to learn about women of the Bible and the Christ.

Brad Knickerbocker – Staff Writer and Editor for The Christian Science Monitor

40 years journalism experience has given Brad valuable insights on prayer regarding terrorism and political strife, the 'tares and wheat,' successful journalism, and more.

Ridley Pearson – Best-Selling Author

Ridley Pearson writes both popular suspense crime novels and YA/children's books. Find out why listening to thoughts, getting rid of 'ego,' and letting God lead are important to him. He also shares what he's learned from collaborating, how the Bible helps him, why he left the music world to become a writer, and helpful advice to 'wannabe' writers.

Desiree Goyette – Singer/Songwriter

Grammy-nominated Singer/Songwriter Desiree Goyette, shares how the Bible has inspired her music and her life. She believes it's vital to follow your bliss. She also explains the importance of rest and silence, especially for multi-taskers; what she's learned about collaborating; how prayer helps her succeed in meeting challenging goals; and much more.

Brooks Anderson – Oil Painter

Brooks Anderson, Oil Painter, shares how the beauty and grandeur of monolithic shapes and ideas from the Bible inspire him to create healing paintings. He explains how light is ever-present in his experience; how he successfully prays to overcome financial challenges; how teaching painting has opened him and helped him artistically; and more.

Kathryn Nymoen – Voiceover Artist

Kathryn Nymoen, Voiceover Artist, emphasizes the importance of having no sense of ego; explains how the words 'Sing God' directed her career, which enlivened the Bible; shares how discovering she's God's loved child rid her of fear and guilt, healed the pain of losing her brother when she was a teenager, and more.

Jim Miotke – President and Founder of BetterPhoto

Jim Miotke, President and Founder of BetterPhoto shares how God has helped him create and maintain his online photography school and publishing website; lead him successfully through betrayal and theft of intellectual property, competition, financial challenges; and bless him with a beautiful sense of abundance and family.

Immaculée Ilibagiza – Author and Speaker; Genocide Survivor

Immaculée Ilibagiza, survived the 1994 Rwandan genocide, living in a bathroom for 91 days in silence. Learn how she came to know God, found her prayers answered, discovered what it means to forgive, loves and forgives freely, and is sharing her story with others.

Hank Richter – Western Artist

Discover why Western Artist (and former ad agency owner) Hank Richter, thinks editing is so important to art and life, why putting something down on paper helps us engage in the creative process, how we can gain confidence in ourselves and share our talents, how an artist is successful, and more.

Haley Henderson – Ballet Dancer

Haley Henderson, professional ballet dancer since age 17, believes discipline is essential to growth; how she's overcome jealousy and maintained her morals through love; how turning to the Bible and cherishing her relationship with God keeps her safe; and more.

Sara Hunter – Children's Book Writer, Producer

Sarah Hunter, Children's Book Writer, Producer, connected with the Navajo Code Talkers to write The Unbreakable Code; how God's direction was evident when she produced an adoption documentary; what spirit she is trying to convey through her creative work; and why she believes that blessings do abound.

Rachael Ownbey Gariano – Interior Designer

Rachael Ownbey Gariano, found her career niche in Interior Design; how God has helped her work through feeling burdened and stressed and balance school, work, and marriage; and why she turns to the Shepherd for direction.

Wendy Mattson – Artist and Author

Wendy Mattson is a nationally recognized watercolor artist who is also an author on painting. She explains how listening to and following God's direction has been the key to her successes. She also talks about how she approaches her subject, how her art has challenged her, how she's changed and progressed as an artist, how she's overcome challenges, and how she's balanced her art and family life.

Peggy Shays – Writer, Mother, Businesswoman, Actress

Peggy Shays has had many careers in her very long life: currently a writer, mother, and great-grandmother; formerly an actress, teacher, businesswoman, and more. Her stories reveal her ability to count her blessings despite hardships. She also shares insights into parenting, marriage, and living life.

MaryEllen – Artist

MaryEllen Dohrs, Artist, shares how inspiration from the Bible, her desire to make things, and her concept of art as a way of seeing have shaped her career -- as the first woman in industrial design, to inventor, to sculptor and sculpture teacher.

Alex Cavalli – Deputy Director of a Think and Do Tank, Physicist, Actor

Learn how Alex Cavalli found his way into performing John's gospel and Paul's letters, what he learned about the life of Jesus, how he changed careers from physics to business, how he collaborated to invent the first Internet search engine, and how he found that God's love lifts us out of difficult situations.

Julia Wade – Singer and Performer

Julia Wade, Singer and Performer (who has fused opera, theatrical, pop, and folk styles), succeeds in a very competitive career; how teaching music affected her life; how she prepares as an artist, deals with competition, and defeats self-doubt. Also learn how the Bible has inspired her latest CD, 'Upon The Mountain.'

Peter Link – Composer, Record Producer

Learn how Peter Link, award-winning Composer and Record Producer, survived the ups and downs of the business, why he writes inspirational music and doesn't have writer's block, what he's working on now, and advice on how to make it as an artist.

Rachel Crandell – Retired Teacher, President of Monteverde Conservation League U.S. (MCLUS)

Rachel Crandell, retired teacher, President of the Monteverde Conservation League U.S., and author puts the Golden Rule into practice by taking care of our environment, protecting a Costa Rican rain forest, and helping others

Bob Moline – Songwriter/Composer/Singer

Bob Moline, Songwriter/Composer/Singer, shares his insights, explaining how artists (everyone) can look beyond themselves, persist, and trust God to give them what they need. He also talks about his work with Disney, the Psalms, and other music.

Alison Inches – Children's Book Author

Alison Inches, Children's Book Author. Learn how she prayed to God for guidance in dealing with antagonistic colleagues, finding good ideas, and starting her own career as a writer.">

Terry Coolidge – Computer Graphics Lead at Cyan Worlds, Inc.

Terry Coolidge, Computer Graphics Lead at Cyan Worlds, helped create the CD-ROM game 'Uru: Ages Beyond Myst.' Learn how he has relied on Bible stories to guide him throughout college and his career.

Manette Fairmont (Part 2) – Award Winning Artist

Learn about being unique, overcoming rejection, and connecting with God to find one's own artistic voice from National Award Winning Artist and Gallery Owner, Manette Fairmont.

Manette Fairmont (Part 1) – Award Winning Artist

National Award Winning Artist and Gallery Owner, Manette Fairmont, explains how she overcame limitations and how real art comes from being connected with God and is inclusive.

Susan Wright – Custom Publishing Editorial Director

Sunset Custom Publishing Editorial Director, Susan Backus Wright, reveals how God-given communication and direction, creativity, freedom from limits, and a strong work ethic help establish a successful career and a good working environment.

Peter B. Allen – Pianist, Composer, Publisher

Pianist, composer, and publisher Peter B. Allen reveals how the Bible helps him as a performer, provides a basis for his compositions, and gives his music a lasting appeal.

Rob Miller – Screenwriter

Rob Miller reveals how inspiration from the Bible has influenced his writing, helped him overcome challenges, and shaped his career.

Helen Ostenberg Elswit (Part 2) – Independent Visual Effects Producer

Visual Effects Producer Helen Elswit, shares how prayer and gratitude helped her deal with the death of her father, fulfill her needs, understand self-worth, and remove societal and educational pressures and limitations.

Helen Ostenberg Elswit (Part 1) – Independent Visual Effects Producer

Discover how Helen Ostenberg Elswit, prayed and relied on the Bible to guide her career from law to film.

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