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Steve Reimann is the Engineer for ABQ Connect.  He and Jim review the details of the “Freedom Celebration,” which starts tonight, July 2, 2021, on the Osuna campus of Calvary Church Albuquerque. The gates open at 4:00 pm. The show starts at 6:00 pm. Christian artists Phil Wickham, Passion, Andrew Ripp, and Tedashii will be on stage, followed by a gospel message from Pastor Skip Heitzig. The finale on the evening will be a fireworks show lighting up the darkness, celebrating the freedom we enjoy as Americans.

Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair.  Albuquerque’s best food trucks Parker’s Pizza, Black Iron Catering Co., Nomads BBQ, Wow-Wow Lemonade, and Sugar ‘N Glitz Desserts will be onsite.  Fun for the kids in the “Kidz Zone” will be provided. Activities for children include face painting and inflatables. THE EVENT IS FREE!

The Promise Keepers Men’s Conference is coming up July 16-17, 2021, at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Register to attend the event in person or online at https://promisekeepers.org/. The mission of Promise Keepers is “to build Godly men.” Chad Hennings serves as a Board Member with Promise Keepers. Steve Stucker and Dennis Poper serve as Co-Chairs of New Mexico Men of Honor. The two ministries focus on helping men live with integrity and honor. Find out more about the ministry of New Mexico Men of Honor here: https://www.nmmenofhonor.com/.

Mercy Multiplied Freedom Advocates Jodie Hix, Leila Armstrong, and Jocelyn Medina review “The Seven Keys to Freedom” in this episode. Jocelyn said, “Sometimes we start believing lies, and we get caught up in sin. Once we open that door, it can spiral out of control so easily. Before you know it, you think, “how did I end up here?” Go to https://mercymultiplied.com/keys-to-freedom-study/ to learn more about The Seven Keys to Freedom Bible Study.

Bible Missions Global (BMG) equips churches in the former Soviet Union with the resources for outreach in their local communities. John Sandager is an Estate Planning Attorney in Albuquerque, and he serves in Ministry with Bible Missions Global as the Executive Director BMG/USA. Find out how you can support the mission work of BMG at https://biblemissionglobal.org/.

Steve Mckee is a branding expert. He is the Co-Founder of McKee Wallwork & Company and the author of two books: “When Growth Stalls: How It Happens, Why You’re Stuck, and What to Do About It,” and  “Power Branding: Leveraging the Success of the World’s Best Brands.” In this episode, Steve educates us on the use of branding in politics and optics created. Steve said, “We have been dumbed down so much as a culture. We tend to go based on what we see, maybe what we hear, not what we learn. We don’t learn. People don’t pay enough attention.”  Get more information about Steve McKee at https://www.mckeewallwork.com/.

Connection Communications Director Chip Lusko checks in from the National Religious Broadcasters Association Media Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Chip said, “Former Secretary of State and Head of the CIA Mike Pompeo will be speaking here.” Author Joel Rosenberg and his new book, “Enemies and Allies,” the Abraham Accords, and Joel’s interview with Skip Heitzig are just a few of the topics Chip updates us on in this episode.

Jennifer Bryant is a Certified Nutritionist Dietician and the Owner of Nourished Nutrition Counseling. The purpose of food is the topic of our conversation in this episode. Jennifer said, “We eat for every reason. We eat when we are happy. We eat when we are sad. We eat when we are lonely. We eat when we are bored. We eat when we are stressed. We eat all the time to deal with everything. If you ask God what He wants us to do when we feel any of these emotions, “The answer is not food.” Food does not ultimately fill that sense of whatever we are looking for. One of the things I teach is going to the right thing when we feel some of these emotions. Emotions are not a bad thing. God made us have emotions, but we want to take them; we want to identify what they are and learn how to cope with them in healthy ways. God wants us to do this with Him by our side. Not with that gallon of ice cream.”

More information about Jennifer’s services and FREE access to her recipes and newsletter are available at https://nourishednutritioncounseling.com/.

Mark Skalberg is Director of Starting Over on the Inside. He said, “Starting Over On The Inside is a life-changing program that equips offenders with the needed character qualities and life skills for their successful return to society.” Go to https://startingoverworkshops.com/starting-over-on-the-inside/ for more information.