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Jennifer Bryant is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and the owner of Nourished Nutrition Counseling. She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). She said, “It fuels me to help other people succeed!” Find out more about Jennifer’s unique Biblically-based approach to nutrition at https://nourishednutritioncounseling.com/.

Mercy Multiplied Freedom Advocate Leila Armstrong and Bible Teacher and Mentor Marie Franse describe their encouraging relationship with Tia Lorentzen and how God has worked to encourage them all! Mercy Multiplied is a 501 (c)3 ministry that exists to provide opportunities for all to experience God’s unconditional love, forgiveness, and life-transforming power. Find out how more about Mercy Multiplied at https://www.newmexicoformercy.com/.


Calvary Elementary School uses the Paideia Method of teaching (didactic, coaching, and seminar) focused on whole-child learning (Luke 2:52), teaching all students to think, evaluate, and take action in ways that will help them thrive in our challenging world. Brian Nixon oversees education for Calvary Schools. Integrated learning is the focus of our interview in this episode of ABQ Connect. Brian said, “Integrated learning is the learning process of making connections among various subjects or concepts, providing students with various skills and experiences so this information and learning can be applied to higher-order critical thinking and application.”

Luke 2:52: Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people. NLT

Application and registration information is available at https://calvarychurchelementary.com/.

ABQ GOD’S TALENT show is coming up Friday night, April 1, 2022, at Hoffmantown Church, 888 Harper Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87111. Musicians and teachers Terry and Mariasari and the Janow Academy of Music are organizing the event. Friday night, April 1, 2022, the live show is planned at Hoffmantown Church, 8888 Harper Blvd NE 87111. THE DEADLINE FOR VIDEO AUDITIONS IS FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2022. Middle School and High School students are invited to submit audition videos at https://abqgodstalent.com/.

The top 10 of the Contestants will receive certificates and medals awards. There is no cost to audition, and the public is invited to attend the show on April 1 for FREE!

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will receive monetary prizes.
$500 –1st winner
$ 200 –2nd winner
$ 100 – 3rd winner

Dating before and after marriage with the romance and intention of Valentine’s Day is our focus on this episode of ABQ Connect. Pastor Santiago (Santi) Llanes oversees SPCTRM Student Ministries for Calvary Church. His wife, Averi, adds more flavor to the discussion about how she started dating Santi and their life as a married couple. Assistant Production Manager of KLYT, Abby Williams, joins the conversation to address the topic from a single person’s perspective.

Averi said, “You want to be sexually attracted to the person you are going to be married to, and you don’t need to be guilty about that.” Abby added, “It is important to use your single season to find out what you are meant for. What is your purpose in life?” Santi said, “God’s sole intention for your life is not only for you to be married. That is not his main goal. His main goal is for you to be like Him.”

Romance is alive and well. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Mike Howell is a Senior Advisor for Government Relations at the Heritage Foundation. Blue states around America are suddenly withdrawing “mask mandates,” and Mike says, “It tells you that “mid-terms” are coming up and they see the writing on the wall. Nothing has changed in (so-called) science that they “have relied” on for so long and followed.”

Mike also discusses “cancel culture” in America. He said, “Cancel Culture is one of the worst phenomenons of recent years. It’s ruined countless lives, and it’s done a lot of damage to individuals. It’s made people fearful to speak up and engage as active citizens. When you are faced with losing your job or being pushed out of your community or these other ways people will come after you, people retreat and don’t get involved. That space gets filled by these loudest, biggest progressive voices, and that is not the way this country was set up to be run.”



New Mexico Men Of Honor Co-Chairs Steve Stucker and Dennis Poper open up about their own struggles and how they use them now to encourage men. Dennis said, “You can walk a thousand steps away from God, but it is always just one step back.” Steve said, “God knows the truth. We might as well confess to Him and have this cleansing in our relationship. I have a chance, and I have some hope. God brought me to this place and this person to help me come closer to Him.”

Find out more about New Mexico Men of Honor at https://www.nmmenofhonor.com/.

Take some special time with the person you love! The FamilyLife Weekend to Remember is Friday, February 18 through Sunday, February 20, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa. Family Life’s Tim Steele said, “Couples sometimes need to disconnect from everyday life to connect to each other.” Married couples, dating couples, and even couples on the edge of divorce or separated are encouraged to register. The weekend may change your marriage!

Register online at weekendtoremember.com.

Hope Christian School Head of School Terry Heisey and Athletic Director and Boy’s Basketball Coach Jim Murphy talk about their life investment in the ministry of Hope and how they have been blessed in the work! Jim is in his 40th year at the school (39), with his boy’s basketball program winning 16 State Championships, including their first one featuring Terry Heisey when he was a Senior at Hope in 1985. Jim said, “The Honor and privilege to put God’s Word in your heart every single day! That’s why I sent my four children to Hope.”

For more information about Hope Christian School Pre k-12,  go to https://www.hopechristianschool.org/, or call 505-821-2513.

Senate Memorial-9 is a bill submitted by State Senator and Physician Gregg Schmedes to the State Legislature. The bill requests funding for the Department of Health to conduct a feasibility study on creating “A New Mexico Center for Complex Care for Adults and Children with special health care needs and medical complexities. Today, Dr. Sandra Whisler tells us why she supports the Center for Complex Care development. She is one of just a few physicians in New Mexico qualified and focused on providing pediatric specialty care, including children with special health care needs, developmental disabilities, and medical complexity.

Find out more about Sandra Whisler M.D. on her website https://sandrawhisler.com/ or call 505-910-7339.