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Nourished Nutrition Counselor Jennifer Bryant, RDN, CDE, has a unique client-based practice. Clients determine their level of commitment, success, and reward with her guidance (RDN). The Nourished Nutrition program focuses on nutrition and considers activity, life balance, mindfulness, spiritual life, and goals with rewards. Clients will gain a sense of empowerment and success in their health goals, with improved nutrition being the foundation of their success. Jennifer also provides FREE access to her weekly FOOD AND FAITH TO FUEL YOUR HEALTH newsletter through her website https://nourishednutritioncounseling.com/. You may also download delicious healthy recipes to assist you in planning family meals. Jennifer says, “Food should be fun!” 

Joni and Friends‘ vision is to see a world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ. Sandi is the New Mexico Area Director. She is joined on this episode by Debbie Faculjak (Fa-su-liac), serving as an International Board Member. Her husband Paul is a former Area Director and is now a volunteer with the ministry.

March is Wheels for the World and Wheelchair Collection Month for Joni and Friends. The ministry collects wheelchairs, refurbishes the equipment, and then distributes these life-changing “wheels” to people in need around the world. To support Joni and Friends, call 505-835-5263 or reach them on the web at https://www.joniandfriends.org/new-mexico.

“Go out quickly…and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame…so that my house will be full.” Luke 14:21-23

Holly Slade is the Founder of Feed New Mexico Kids (FNMK). Each week snack packs are put together by volunteers containing specific food items for children suffering from hunger. The Snack packs are then delivered to APS schools and distributed by teachers, principals, nurses, and counselors each Friday for children to take home and eat over the weekend. If you would like to support Feed New Mexico Kids, please contact Holly through their website at https://feednmkids.com/. Holly said, “With help, we can ensure each child has food to eat on the weekends.”

The New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) is a nonpartisan voice for business owners, employees, and individuals in New Mexico. Created and staffed by native New Mexicans. Founder and President Carla Sonntag said, “We have lost over 2000 businesses and 60,000 jobs. I believe our state can do much better than current national ratings reflect.” Take a look at the “Calls to Action” tab at https://nmbizcoalition.org/calls-to-action/.

Cornerstone Lifeworks‘ mission is to help guide individuals, couples, and families into cultivating the quality of life and relationships that they were first intended to have by God. Director, Sam Newmon said, “When someone enters our doors, I hope they feel the presence because He lives. First and foremost, we want to make sure people are seen. We want them to feel valued.” Call 505.345.2778 or go to https://www.cornerstonelifeworks.com/ for more information about Cornerstone Lifeworks.

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. John and Susie Sandager and their son Smith will celebrate the things that people with Down Syndrome can do and how their lives uniquely contribute to our families and community. Susie said, “Smith is the kindest person I know.” John said of his son, “He is not disabled. He is Differently Abled!”

For you formed my inward parts;  you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works;  my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:13–14

Theopoetics is “the poetry of God,” Brian Nixon said. He is working on a new book set to be released in the summer of 2021 called “Beauty and the Banana: A Theopoetic Aesthetic.” Brian oversees Education and Publishing, serving as an Assistant Pastor with Calvary Church. He is also an accomplished author, artist, and musician. Brian teaches us to appreciate beauty because “it is an attribute of God related to His majesty!”  Connect with Brian at https://www.facebook.com/BrianCharlesNixon.

Buck Buckner is the owner of Rain Tunnel Car Spas in Albuquerque. In this episode, Buck encourages New Mexicans to “buy local.” He reviews how the “externals” are affecting local businesses. The externals of COVID-19, the ART Project (Albuquerque Rapid Transit), politics, and the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Rain Tunnel Car Spas in Albuquerque are open for business. For more information, go to https://www.raintunnelcarspa.com/.

LifeQuest is Mentoring a future and a hope by providing critical support services to help at-risk and incarcerated youth overcome the challenges of their past and build resilience for the future. John Jones is the President of LifeQuest. He is joining on today’s episode by LifeQuest Volunteer Mentor Sean Meredith. “We limit ourselves by telling ourselves you are what you can from. As Mentors at LifeQuest, we hope to show kids that they don’t need to continue in this pattern,” Sean said. For more information about LifeQuest, go to https://lifequestusa.org/.