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Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “An Open Letter to Kathy Griffin”

June 6th, 2017

Almost all of us have seen the sickening internet image of comedian Kathy Griffin holding the gory, severed head of Donald Trump. The same internet that flashed the image has the potential to carry this commentary to the perpetrator of this act. If any reader has the wherewithal to make this happen, please do so!

Dear Kathy,

There come times in all of our lives where we say and do things that we later regret. Sometimes it's premeditated and other times it's not.

Last evening at a baseball game, I sat behind friends planning to be married soon. As the game concluded, the lady said she needed to get home. I bid them goodbye and threw in, "Get her to bed quickly!"

"Ahh ... I mean ... drop her off."

Time For A Word with Pastor Matthew Long “Heaven: Eternity”

June 5th, 2017

It is so easy to get caught up in our day to day stresses and miss living for what matters most. this message by Pastor Matthew Long, will motivate  and even euip you to live your life today, in ways that with impact eternity and help bring clarity to a life of purpose.

Eternity is a concept and practice, that we here in the Western Culture rarely think about in context to our lives. If so, we would more than likely have a different perspective about the outcomes our lives and what is next.

Pastor Matthew Long give a clear and concise message on the importance of focusing on eternity, in Christianity and what it truly means and why we should be more focused on it and what it means.



Time For A Word with Pastor Matthew Long……”Keys

June 2nd, 2017

Pastor Matthew talks about "Keys" keys to the kingdom of God. What does that mean? How important are Keys?

We have keys that open doors, start the car and so many other objects...But, the Key to the Kingdom? Yes, so vital and important in our lives and understanding the power that God has given us through the Keys of the Kingdom.


Justified with Justin James Today Topic ” Ready, Set, Go”

June 1st, 2017

READY, SET, GO!!! This is the third part of the series of The Fears of ​Evangelism. Justin breaks down Acts 1:8 ​on where we "Go."



Helpful links; http://pray4everyhome.com/



Interview with Anthony Ritthaler Athor of “Soaring With Eagles”

May 30th, 2017

Soaring with Eagles is, as implied by its sub-title, A Book Of Freedom, Strength and PowerBeing a prolific author is a career for some; but not for Tony.  Tony is a powerful, passion-filled contemporary believer who is driven to fulfill the call of Christ through writing.  His God-anointed, Holy Spirit empowered stories of faith and victory will show you how to experience Victory Over Self! Victory Over Sin! and Victory Over Satan! Victory Over Situations!

  • “Fly with the Lord in Power, Strength, and Glory and never allow Satan to write your life’s story.”

God didn't create us to limp through life! Victory is the expectation God has for every believer.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Monitoring “Dear Abby” for months delivered eye-Opening Experience”

May 30th, 2017

To get a finger on the pulse of our culture, I decided to do an experiment. For months I've faithfully read the "Dear Abby" advice columns to learn the current problems average people face in our topsy-turvy world.


This advice column is something of a national institution going back over sixty years and is a fairly reliable indicator of real people seeking real answers to real problems today. Daily it dispenses counsel to one hundred-ten million readers in fourteen hundred newspapers worldwide!

Missions Radio Interview with Stan Keith of The Hope Center

May 25th, 2017


A wonderful interview with Stan Keith, the President and CEO of The Hope Center in Plano, Texas.

The Hope Center is a one-of-a-kind ministry home to over 40 Christian nonprofits. The 185,000 square foot lodge-style structure, built on nine-acres, is surrounded by beautiful landscaping, walking paths, and a prayer garden. The facility offers numerous meeting and conference rooms which serve not only The Hope Center’s nonprofits, but also countless other Christian groups. The Hope Center strengthens Christian ministries in their mission to share the message of Jesus Christ and transform lives all over the world. Specifically, it fosters synergy among the nonprofits who call The Hope Center “home,” increases financial stewardship through significant cost savings, and provides critical on-site services allowing the ministries to maximize effectiveness.



Missions Radio with Don Scenck of The Tide Global Radio Ministries

May 25th, 2017
As Unemployment Reaches 90 Percent in Zimbabwe, The Tide® Radio Ministry Provides Hope Through Good News of Jesus Christ
Gospel Radio Programs Recorded in Zimbabweans’ Own Language
HARRISBURG, Pa.—The Zimbabwean reported from Johannesburg last week that according to Zimbabwe’s largest workers’ union, the country’s unemployment rate is now at 90 percent.
In a nation with such severe economic difficulties, The Tide® (www.thetide.org)global radio ministry is working to give hope to Zimbabwe’s people through the truth of the Gospel and the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Another challenge is that Zimbabwe’s aging president, Robert Mugabe, doesn’t acknowledge his peoples’ hardships, stating last week that the country isn’t fragile despite its plunging economy. Mugabe made the comments at the Africa leg of the World Economic Forum, The Washington Post reported.
The Tide ministry has been providing radio programs to remote villages around the globe to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ for over 70 years, including in Zimbabwe since 1983. The ministry also assists in the building of radio studios, provides leader-to-leader training and ensures that villagers have Bibles.
“The people The Tide ministry reaches in Zimbabwe have many needs, and we pray for them fervently, asking God to not only better their lives here on Earth, but to also open their hearts to the Gospel so that they can spend eternity with Christ,” said The Tide Director Don Shenk, who was born in what was onceRhodesia, and served as a missionary teaching and leading the Ekuphileni Bible Institute in Zimbabwe, where he lived for 28 years. “Some of their specific prayer requests include: ‘May you pray for me to get a job?’ and ‘I am facing some hardships in my life and am not married.’ We are blessed to be able to reach these people with Gospel radio programming recorded in their own language—Ndebele—so they can hear about the love of the Savior from a pastor or teacher from their own community.”
Currently, The Tide ministry works to reach people in seven countries on three continents through 24 heart languages, and even though Zimbabwe has been fairly extensively evangelized, there are still many who need to hear the Gospel message. In fact, nearly a quarter of the world’s population lives within the current range of The Tide radio programming. With nearly 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, the opportunities are tremendous.
Later this year, The Tide ministry will offer programming in its 25th heart language—Isaan, spoken by 19 million people in Thailand. That initiative will allow Thailand to join multiple regions of Zimbabwe, India, Nigeria, Nepal, Bhutan, Albania and Kosovo, where The Tide ministry is already active in broadcasting Gospel radio programming.

Missions Radio with David Butts Chairman of The National Day of Prayer

May 25th, 2017

National Day of Prayer Events Spark Interest in Freedom to Pray

Non-Profit Organization Working to Stop T-Mobile from Corporate Greed











Millions of individuals around the country will meet together in both small and large groups and communities this week to lift the nation in prayer on the annual National Day of Prayer May 4. Religious leaders such as Anne Graham Lotz and Dave Butts will gather for the National Observance in Washington, D.C., from 7:30 – 9 p.m. Thursday evening.


Others who can’t gather in person will call to participate via phone on free conference call-in lines with other prayer warriors to answer the call to prayer.


However, for many of those who call in to free prayer conference lines who happen to be T-Mobile customers, they will hear a message telling them that they will be charged an additional $.01 per minute to participate in that call.


T-Mobile began adding these extra fees a few months ago, effectively curtailing nationwide prayer call participation for many of the hundreds of thousands of individuals using this technology for spiritual connection.

Freedom to Pray is a grassroots effort that was launched to bring attention to T-Mobile’s egregious actions and provide a means of response for faithful prayer warriors and the individuals and groups who support them. Individuals can advocate against T-Mobile and on behalf of keeping prayer lines free for everyone, including people of all faiths, by signing the petition at www.freedomtopray.org, and following many of the other suggestions listed on the website for taking action.



Individuals available to comment on Freedom to Pray include:


Dave Butts, president of Harvest Prayer Ministries and chairman of the board for the National Day of Prayer. He oversees multiple free prayer calls through his ministry, and knows of countless individuals who have had to give up participation in these collective gatherings since T-Mobile started adding such charges. He believes this is an attack on the right to exercise faith freely and that T-Mobile is out of line in trying to impede religious freedom.


Kay Horner, executive director of the Helper Connection and Awakening America Alliance, which encourages and helps arrange national and local prayer events and prayer conference lines to bring about spiritual transformation in our nation. Kay is passionate about helping people of faith unite in these efforts, and is greatly saddened by T-Mobile’s actions which restrict that participation.





Thursday, May 5

Local event details available here:



Freedom to Pray spokespersons are available via phone throughout the day



The nation’s first call to prayer occurred in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation. Prayer has remained a vital element in our nation’s history, especially important to leaders such as President Lincoln, who proclaimed of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863. The official National Day of Prayer was signed into law by a joint resolution of the United States Congress in 1952, and continues today as an interfaith gathering in the Capitol and on courthouse steps around the nation.


Freedom to Pray is a response to our nation’s continued need of prayer and a way to advocate for those who participate via phone but have had this freedom curtailed by T-Mobile’s excess charges.  The Freedom to Pray website, www.freedomtopray.org, will allow users to sign an online petition expressing concern about T-Mobile’s attack on prayer, requesting a call to action. In addition, social media tools will be available for easy sharing with friends and family so that they, too, may become informed and involved in efforts to #KeepPrayerFree.


Justified with Justin James Today Topic ” Overcoming Objection in Evangelism”

May 23rd, 2017

Justin talks about overcoming objections in Evangelism. He provides feedback on objections you’ve had in Evangelism such as "Christians are hypocrites" "It is not the right time in my life" "How can I believe the Bible is correct?" and the challenge to Prove it.

Come on in and join us and make sure to share the podcast with and become A Social Media Advocate with us here at Justified and Missions Radio.Org


PPR Teen2Parent Talk Series: “Divorce from a Teen’s Perspective (Show #31 )

May 23rd, 2017

Almost 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce and Researchers estimate that 41 percent of all first marriages end in divorce. So about every 13 seconds there is a divorce in America.


Why people are divorcing in the United States?


Lack of commitment is the most common reason given by divorcing couples according to a recent national survey. Here are the reasons given and their percentages:

  • Lack of commitment 73%
  • Argue too much 56%
  • Infidelity 55%
  • Married too young 46%
  • Unrealistic expectations 45%
  • Lack of equality in the relationship 44%
  • Lack of preparation for marriage 41%
  • Abuse 25%



How does divorce affect our children?  What are things we can do to help?  Our talk today is going to be about divorce from a teen’s point of view.  We’re going to hear directly from a teen about his thoughts, feelings and triumphs.


Our guest is Lucas Kaitsas.  He is 19 years old and currently attending El Camino College and a certified Physical Fitness Trainer.  He comes from a family of 5 brothers and sisters & one stepsister. He has played soccer since I was 5 years old.


#divorce #endingofmarriage #childrenofdivorce #teenofdivorce #parentpumpradio #jacquelinetdhuynh #jacquelinehuynh


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Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Defund Planned Parenthood? Let’s shut it down

May 23rd, 2017

"These six things the Lord hates…hands that shed innocent blood"

 (Prv. 6:16–17).

Barnum & Bailey Circus turned off the lights. Now it’s time for one hundred year old Planned Parenthood to follow suit as social justice advocates say dethrone it, don't just defund it!


Their latest promo video urges supporters: "Watch. Share. Slay." This mentality has no place in a civil society endeavoring to halt bullying and cultivate a culture of life.


Multiple reasons were given for ending the circus but preeminent was today's heightened sensitivity to mistreatment of animals. Technological advances prove they experience pain just like the unborn and progressive, compassionate societies don’t ignore it.


Time For A Word with Pastor Matthew Long “Will All Good People Go To Heaven”

May 23rd, 2017

Will all good people go to heaven? Sounds like a dumb question to most of us, right? We know that not everyone, just becasue good in nature, will make it to heaven? Or do most people really know this. You would be surprised at the amount of people who believe that if they are just good, do the right things, help people, ivolved in their community, feed the poor, etc. That they are going to heaven. We, Pastor Matthew Long addresses this issue in today's program and you might be surprised by the answer.

Parent Pump Radio – Cyber Safety: How to Protect Your Family Digitally (Show #30)

May 17th, 2017


Do you know the answers to the questions below?  Listen to our show and find out plus even more tips.


​1.     Do you know the dangers of the online world and the steps to protecting your family?

  1. What is the right age for my child to have a smartphone?
  2. How do I set up boundaries in the Digital World?  How do I keep up?
  3. What are the latest phone app that could we could be at risk to?
  4. What do I need to know about Instagram, Snapchat, etc.?
  5. What are some simple techniques to better connect with your child and the tech?



Our guest, Jon Moffat, has been a cyber education consultant and educating people of all ages about Internet safety for the past 11 years. He has spoken at countless schools.  He loves getting parents and kids on the same page when it comes to the digital world. He love traveling an helping families get the lines of communication open, reminding everyone the technology is just a tool, it's not good or bad, its all in how you use it.


Webpage: www.jonmoffat.com 

Email: jmoffat@cyberedconsulting.com

Phone: 760-440-8232

Find a copy of the tech contract on the website

Resource website: AccountKiller.com, CommonSenseMedia.org



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Missions Radio Interview with Tom Stewart, Author of “The Broken Scout a Story of Abuse and Redemption”

May 16th, 2017

The Broken SCOUT

A Story of Abuse and Redemption

In his tell-all memoir, The Broken Scout: A Story of Abuse and Redemption (Redemption Press, April 4, 2017), Stewart reveals never-before-told details of the childhood stolen from him by his abuser, bringing readers along his journey through the physical abuse, its psychological aftermath, cancer, divorce and the loss of a child, revealing how his faith in God led to healing, redemption, and forgiveness.

“I never imagined my own life story was going to be published with its dramatic themes of horrific abuse, chaos, and tragedy,” writes Stewart. “I embrace the compassion that my difficult circumstances have given me. I’ve learned how to understand the weary, the weak, and the faint—because I was one of them.”

Conditioned to obey without question by a proud, domineering mother, Tom was brainwashed, abused, and threatened with a gun by his Scout leader. Ten years of hidden abuse set the stage for chaos in his personal relationships, and the fallout in his family as an adult. This inspiring first-person story takes the reader beyond the abuse to Tom’s lifelong challenges of dealing with the aftermath as a man. From helping bring Boy Scouts of America to accountability and justice, to surviving cancer and family upheavals, including divorce, drug abuse, and tragedy, Tom Stewart relied on his faith in God to see him through.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Trump Administration Reveals Top 4 Prayer Needs as They Embrace the Mordecai Mantle”

May 16th, 2017


Ralph Reed, former executive director of the Christian Coalition and currently president of Century Strategies, returned from Washington, D.C., with high-level info for praying Christians. On a nationwide phone call with over 1,000 intercessors, Ralph revealed a key official in the Trump administration confided in him their four pre-eminent needs.

The setting for Mr. Reed's disclosure was the First Friday national prayer conference call sponsored by Intercessors for America ministry. Each month, prominent Christian leaders like Ann Graham Lotz, David Barton and others engage with multitudes of intercessors in every state to collectively pray in a cacophony of heavenly appeals on behalf of our nation.

Justified with Justin James Today Topic “That Word That Scares Most Christians”

May 16th, 2017

There is a word in our vocabulary, as Christians, that seems to draw out the worst of our wanting to go and hide mentality more than most words. Justin goes into a wonderful detail about the word and how it can become a completely new and wonderful word to us in our Christian life.

Time For A Word with Pastor Matthew Long “Without Holiness”

May 15th, 2017

What is Holiness? Can we truly define it? Is it generic to everyone?

Pastor Matthew Long approaches this topic, maybe in a way like you have never heard before.

Take a listen and please share with others.

New program coming to Missions Radio “Justified”

May 13th, 2017

Interview with Justin James, the Founder and President of Justin James Ministries, as we discuss the ministry aspects of Justin James and what God has laid upon his heart to share with the body Christ and to reach those who are lost and hurting in a world of dispair.

Justified will be released each Monday into the podcast distribution and placed within the 24/7 rotation of the world wide reach of Missions Radio. Look for it and be enlightened and encouraged by the teaching of Justin James.

We REACH the world with the Good News of Christ 
We TEACH followers of Christ to share their faith  
​We LOVE people, by pointing them to Christ 
 Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
~Matthew 28:18-20~

VOICE FOR CHOICE Podcast 10 – Join the movement

May 13th, 2017
  • Key topics – Next steps, how to keep learning, different ways to get involved, what are you going to do?
  • Quote – “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”  Jackie Robinson

Key message – You have the opportunity to have positive impact on others.

Missions Radio with Aaron Perry of Radiance Ministries

May 13th, 2017

A wonderful interview with Aaron Perry, the Founder and President of Radiance Ministries. AS we discuss the last missions trip to Southeast Asia and the wonderful work that the team saw God do in their presence and among the people..From thousand of salvations to many being healed and set free from the bondages of sin.

We are a group longing to see a young generation begin to walk in the presence of Christ and radiate His light among the lost. Creating a culture to release His presence wherever he or she goes; releasing life, love, and power!

Our desire is to awaken the hearts of every believer with the power of the Gospel of Jesus, through training, activation, and equipping of biblical teachings. An important part of making disciples is the empowerment of the Holy Spirit and activating the gifts inside of every Christian. 

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” A Fascinating Friendship Crushed Communism and Averted Nuclear War”

May 8th, 2017


"I don't know what weapons would be used to fight World War III, but IV would be settled with sticks and stones."  

     - Albert Einstein

USA TODAY ran this front page headline recently: "World War III: Americans are Thinking About the Unthinkable" [May 3, 2017]. Data from Google searches shows incredible spikes for - you guessed it - “World War III.” And the Doomsday clock is now as close as it’s ever been to midnight.


Not long ago there was a similar situation but it was providentially avoided because of the friendship of two outstanding leaders. Can you guess who they were?


This is the absolutely amazing account of two of history's greatest leaders and their bond of friendship that changed the world and averted a nuclear nightmare. Both are gone but their story is worthy of reflection in these tense times.


Ronald Reagan was one of America's greatest presidents and his stature is sorely missed. Think for a moment on his victory margin in the 1984 election of 525 to 13 electoral votes as he won 49 of 50 states!

Missions Radio Share A Thon You Can Make a Difference

May 7th, 2017


What a wonderful and powerful time of being able to reach so many through internet radio and how God has allowed us to have a voice in almost every nation. Talking with some of todays leading ministries and humanitarian groups from around the world.

We need your help to keep this ministry moving, in so many great ways. Offering free broadcasting for so many different ministries and groups to give them a voice to share what God has called them to.

Sharing some of todays great praise and worship music from some of todays most anointed leaders.

Will you partner with us at this critical time.

We appreciate you listening and being apart of what God is doing here at Missions Radio.

God Bless,

Kenneth D. Mitchell

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” Should Christians Attend or Avoid Upcoming Gay Pride Events?

May 1st, 2017

Christians are often accused of being reactive versus proactive. Instead of anticipating an opportunity, we oftentimes miss chances to be “salt” and “light”, in today’s world.


Publicity is currently underway for "Gay Pride" events in cities across America. "Coming to a theater near you" are well-funded programs promoting the LGBTQ agenda. A generation ago, the idea of citywide celebrations featuring homosexual, lesbian and transgender themes was basically unheard of except in some liberal locations.


Not anymore! Since former President Barack Obama declared June as the first "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month" in 2009, there has been an explosion of gay-oriented festivities in cities across America. As President, he was a passionate, advocate for gay-related issues and helped legitimize a lifestyle that previously was identified with sin, shame and social stigma.


When we hear about upcoming gay pride activities in our city, what should we do?


PPR Teen2Parent Talk Series –“Technology Consumption…Shocking New Facts” (Show #27)

April 30th, 2017

A new report just came out by Common Sense Media & it found that our children are spending on average 9 hours a day on technology like watching TV, playing video games, reading, listening to music and checking social media.  And the 9 hours does not include time spent using media at school or for their homework.


Our guest is Ben Kurzrock.  He graduated from UCLA in 2016 with a degree in Global Studies and focus in international media, the major provided him with an opportunity to write essays about comedy and satire from all over the globe.


Currently he is a comedy writer/editor aspiring to write for television one day, particularly animation. He currently works in post-production at a digital comedy production company called JASH. In his free time, he creates sketch comedy, host talk radio shows, and write and direct cartoons.


Website: www.benkurzrock.com







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Parent Pump Radio – “Marijuana Edibles: Can You Spot the Pot?” (Show #26)

April 30th, 2017


Parent Pump Radio – "Marijuana Edibles: Can You Spot the Pot?" (Show #26)


Marijuana edibles can come in brownies, candies, chocolate bars, chips, cookies, drinks, snacks, spreads and more.  Edibles account for nearly half of accidental exposures. About twice as many kids visited the Children’s Hospital Colorado emergency room per year in 2014 and 2015 as did in years prior to the opening of recreational marijuana stores. 


Colorado’s laws on labeling and child-resistant packaging have been unable to stop an increase of young kids ending up in the emergency room after accidentally consuming marijuana.


Our Guest is Frederick Payo.  He is an expert on the subject of marijuana, marijuana edibles and substance abuse.  He is the Community Organizer for the Community Prevention Team of the Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP). He has worked in the health field for more than 20 years and has co-authored a chapter in an academic textbook that focused on the foundation of comprehensive services for persons in recovery from substance abuse/addiction.


Phone: (323) 293-6284

Website: www.aadapinc.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sbc3spa8/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AADAPINC/

Rethinking Access to Marijuana: http://www.lacountyram.org/
Partnership for Drug Free Kids: http://drugfree.org/


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VOICE FOR CHOICE Podcast 9 Becoming an Advocate

April 27th, 2017
  • Key topics – overcoming your own barriers, developing the main talking points for your audience(s), how to respond to opposition, what to expect as an advocate for living porn free.
  • Quote - “Beware: open-mindedness will often say, everything is permissible except a sharp opinion.”  Criss Jami
  • Key message – Your voice is powerful.

Missions Radio Interview with Dean Sell of Sigh & Sounds Theater “Jonah On

April 26th, 2017


Opens on May 2nd 2017---A One Night Event through Fatham Events  Tickets @  www.jonahonstagemovie.com 


For ore than four decades, experiencing one of Sight & Sound’s biblical stage epics meant a drive to Lancaster, PA or Branson, MO. But on May 2, 2017, all that is about to change when one of Sight & Sound’s musical dramas splashes into movie theaters nationwide from Fathom Events for a special one-night presentation called JONAH: On Stage!.

In addition to this incredible production, audiences will get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the history of Sight & Sound Theatres, whose live stage shows have been seen by more than 22 million visitors worldwide.

“More than a million people come to see one of our shows every year,” Sight & Sound CEO Matt Neff said. “And now for the very first time, instead of audiences coming to us—we’re going to them.”


Missions Radio Interview with Anthony Hopp of Samaritans Ministry International

April 25th, 2017

A wonderful interview with Anthony about aspects of medical cost sharing in a community of believers.

Anthony Hopp is the vice president for external relations for Samaritan Ministries International, one of the largest and most established health care sharing ministries in the country.

Biblical community

Samaritan Ministries members are a group of believers that have come together in Biblical community to help bear one another’s medical burdens without the use of health insurance.

Uniting the Body

The community of believers comes together as one Body to assist members in need. This way, individual believers are connected to the larger Body of Christ as they give and receive financial, emotional, and spiritual support.




April 25th, 2017

“By perseverance the snail reached the Ark.”
– Charles Spurgeon

To excel at anything in life, we have to learn to handle adversity and persevere when it’s easier to quit. Long-term success is only achieved by persistence.

Recall the timeless quote by President Calvin Coolidge: “Nothing in the world will take the place of persistence. Talent will not; the world is full of unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

Two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ told us a parable about a sower planting seed (Lk.8:1-15). He stated emphatically that it was only by “persevering” that an individual will eventually produce a crop. The problem is many of us throw in the towel prematurely and as a result don’t find the achievement and success for which we long.

One of the very best contemporary examples of this character trait is Christian athlete Tim Tebow. He’s currently drawing fans in droves to watch him play professional baseball in a late-in-life career change in Columbia, South Carolina.