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Darryl Strawberry is an American former professional baseball right fielder and author who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball. He was the first pick of the New York Mets in the 1980 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. His Baseball accomplishments include 1983 MLB Rookie of the Year; 4-time World Series Champion; National League “Silver Slugger Award” winner twice;  335 home runs, and more. Unfortunately, his baseball success was cut short by addiction and what Darryl calls “Self-Indulgence Now.”

In June of 1993, Darryl joined the Albuquerque Dukes for a six-day “rehab” assignment. “Big Leaguers” had joined the Dukes before, but none with the humble, kind approach of Darryl Strawberry. It was a privilege to tell Darryl that I witnessed him coming back out onto the Sports Stadium field (now Isotopes) after a Sunday afternoon game where he spent the next two hours (plus) signing autographs for every child that wanted to say hello to him. All these years later, I get tears in my eyes telling this story. Listen to my conversation with Darryl and find out how to “TURN YOUR SEASON AROUND.” Click on the links for more information about the FINDING YOUR WAY MINISTRY of Darryl and Tracy Strawberry.

John Moore Associates, Certified Financial Planner, Brian Cochran said, “Trading Apps became popular because they provided smaller investors with small account balances a low-cost way to buy or sell stocks or funds.” Unfortunately, many people who are using these apps are not acting like investors. He said,  “It’s not about picking that hot stock and making money fast. The way people gain wealth is they make good decisions consistently with their overall finances for a long period of time,” For more information about investing, go to https://www.johnmoore.com/.

The American Lung Association in New Mexico is working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. This episode features Executive Director Terry Huertaz and Volunteer Advocate Kent Cravens.

Kent is the Chairman of the “Fight for Air Climb” fundraiser this year. The event is planned for Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the Albuquerque Fire Academy. The fundraiser will feature an obstacle course for civilians, prizes, and lots of fun! Please check-in with the American Lung Association in New Mexico website (https://www.lung.org/) for updates as we move through the pandemic. Terry said, “Never quit quitting!”

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Cornerstone Lifeworks Christian Counseling Director Sam Newmon, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Gary Echols talk about “Caring for Caregivers.” Gary said, “Exhaustion is a symptom of a caregiver in need. Other symptoms are anxiety, depression, frustration, misinformation, and loneliness.”  For information about Christian Counseling with Cornerstone Lifeworks, call 505.345.2778 or reach out on the web at https://www.cornerstonelifeworks.com/.

Bible Mission Global is equipping churches in the former Soviet Union with outreach resources in their local communities. Executive Director of Bible Mission Global/USA, John Sandager, said, “We work only through churches, with churches, and by churches.” Find out more about Bible Missions Global at https://www.biblemissionglobal.org/.

Hope Christian School has been in session in person since school started the fall semester of 2020. Students are thankful to be in school, but they are hoping and praying they can get back to playing sports and all the other after school extra-curricular activities they have been missing as part of their school experience. In this episode, Hope Athletic Director and Boys Basketball Coach Jim Murphy and Assistant Boys Basketball Coach Lon Perry discuss the importance of High School activities and sports for students, coaches, and parents.

“We need our history in order to grow!  There are only two constructive things we can do with our past. Learn from it and grow from it,” said Pastor Eric Lamb. Eric is an Associate Pastor with Calvary Church. His wife Cherita Lamb is an Educator with the Albuquerque Public Schools, and she volunteers with the Life Quest Ministry assisting incarcerated youth. The topic of our conversation today is race relations.

John Moore Associates uses timeless, transcendent Biblical Principles to help investors manage their money. Brian Cochran is a Certified Financial Planner with John Moore Associates. In this episode, he talks about how fear is leading some investors as they make investment decisions.  Brian said, “Many people make dramatic financial decisions based upon an imagined future reality.”  You will be encouraged to calm your fears by Brian on the show today! Go to https://www.johnmoore.com/ and click on the “insights” tab for more information about investing.

Care Net Pregnancy Centers of Albuquerque provides free and confidential services in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas. The ministry also provides help for those who hurt after an abortion. Director Client Services said, “Instead of sitting silently in the pews, I think there is an opportunity for us to reach out to women and realize that we are forgiven and set free, and we have to allow God to reconcile that in our hearts.” Care Net Executive Director Stephanie Luke and Virginia personally understand the trauma of having an abortion.  “Mourning for Joy” is just one of many FREE services available through Care Net Pregnancy Centers of Albuquerque.

New Mexico Men Of Honor invites men from all over New Mexico to join them on Friday night, January 29, 2021, for an evening of fellowship and encouragement at New Beginnings Church, 4770 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. The facility will open up at 5:00 pm with food trucks and conversation. Worship begins at 6:30 pm. Dennis Poper, Co-Chair of New Mexico Men of Honor, and New Beginnings Church Senior Pastor Richard Mansfield will be hosting the FREE event. Judge Vance Day, President of Promise Keepers, will be joining the event remotely.

New Mexico Men of Honor are bringing men together from churches all over New Mexico to fellowship together about life with Jesus. The goal is to unite and inspire men to be better husbands, fathers, and spiritual leaders. Click on the links for more details.

The Promise Keepers Men’s Marriage Summit begins January 23, 2021. The virtual event is a three-week challenge to renew your marriage for life. July 16-17. 2021, Promise Keepers is planning their 2021 Men’s Conference at AT&T Stadium (home of the Dallas Cowboys).  Sign up for these events on the Promise Keepers website at https://promisekeepers.org/.