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#Heart Matter Radio: Thanksgiving Message

November 27, 2014
Cynthia L Simmons with Angela Breidenbach

Angela Breidenbach joins Cynthia to discuss how to be thankful in hard times, and how to live a life of thankfulness. Cynthia and Angela encourage your feedback. Leave a comment on how we can live a life of Thanksgiving and enter a drawing for free ebooks.

Abuse, Abuse of Authority, All, Commitment to Christ, Communication, Deceit, Divorce, Doing Family God's Way, Emotions, Family, Finances, Forgiveness, Freedom, Grief, Heart of the Matter, Living through heartache, Love, Marriage, Prayer, Proper diet, Rest, Romance, Worry

#HrtMtr Radio: Deceit and relationships; The Promise by Beth Wiseman

October 24, 2014
Author of The Promise

Best-selling author, Beth Wisman released a novel based on a true story. Gut-wrenching and gripping, it raises tons of issues. A must listen!

All, Commitment to Christ, Communication, Emotions, Family, Finances, Freedom, Grief, Living through heartache, Love, Marriage, Ministry using your gift, Praise, Prayer, Rest, Surrender to Christ, Uncategorized, Worry

#HeartMtr Radio: Have abundant life in the midst of heartache?

October 17, 2014
Speaker, Bible teacher

Abundant life? Doesn’t Romans 8 say the world suffers under the curse? Yet,  Carol McLeod shares how she praised God in the midst of terrible pain. She insists that you can have the abundant life, and she explains how. Listen and learn.

Carol can be reached at

All, Care for God's creation, Commitment to Christ, Communication, Family, Heart of the Matter, Ministry using your gift, Proper diet, Rest, Uncategorized, Walking by Faith

#HrtMtr Radio: Is it un-spiritual to care for the body?

October 10, 2014
Author of Well 2 Serve

As Christians, we spend lots of time on the unseen world. But what about our bodies? Is it un-spiritual to care for one’s own body? Dr. Ken Hemphill’s authored Well 2 Serve. His book brings facts gleaned from extensive research.

All, Communication, Divorce, Emotions, Family, Forgiveness, Freedom, Love, Marriage, Parenting, Prayer, Rest, Uncategorized, Walking by Faith, Worry

#HeartMtr Radio: Overcoming the SuperGal syndrome

October 3, 2014
Lori Hynson

Deeply insecure, Lori Hynson hid that behind her SuperGal persona and tried to run everything…until it all crashed. She tells about the guilt, anger and resentment. Listen to her story and learn to trust God with things you can’t handle.

All, Emotions, Heart of the Matter, Praise, Prayer, Rest, Walking by Faith, Worry

#HeartMtr Radio: Experiencing God

July 25, 2014

Do you ever long for a closer relationship with God? Linda Evans Shepherd talks about mediation and experiencing God. Listen to hear her insights. To learn more about her ministry go to or

Linda Evans Shepherd, has empowered thousands across North America and Europe to release their burdens to God and walk more closely with him. No matter that many in Linda’s audiences arrive worried and disconnected, they leave refreshed; with a deeper trust in God.

Linda says, “My favorite moment is the point where people ‘get’ my message. That’s the point everyone appears to have had an instant face lift and to have lost twenty pounds of worry. What joy to see these precious ones trust God more deeply with their lives.”

All, Commitment to Christ, Communication, Emotions, Family, Grief, Heart of the Matter, Living through heartache, Love, Marriage, Parenting, Prayer, Rest, Walking by Faith, Worry

#HeartMtr: What if the miracle never happens?

July 15, 2014


Many are enduring painful, unbearable circumstances yet there may never be a “happy” ending. They need to know that in spite of this there are joys unspeakable and abundant blessings that await us if we will allow God to lead us through the journey.

You may have prayed faithfully for God to perform a miracle for someone you love only to experience God’s silence. Everyone wants to read a story with a “happy” ending. We want to hear that God has miraculously intervened in the midst of our trials and solved all our problems to our satisfaction. God sometimes chooses to do just that, but more often than not, He says, “My grace is sufficient.”

Questions often arise when the miracle you need doesn’t come.

  • Why doesn’t God provide a miracle every time we ask?
  • Why do children suffer?
  • Why doesn’t God stop death and disease when He has the power to do so?
  • Is it okay to be angry with God?
  • Why does God heal some but not others
  • Louise Flanders faced these soul-searching questions when her son, Jonathan, suffered a stroke two days prior to his seventh birthday. In the blink of an eye this happy energetic child lay comatose fighting for his life. I’ll See You in the Morning is the true story of how God brings hope in the midst of despair and peace in the midst of a storm
  • Louise is an active member and past secretary of Christian Authors Guild (CAG). Her work has appeared in Gary Chapman’s Love is a Verb and Love is a Verb Devotional as well as Heartfelt Inspirations and America Remembered. She has also been published in local newspapers, magazines, and church publications. Louise won CAG’s writer’s contest on two separate occasions. She and her husband, Johnny, reside in Woodstock, Georgia and have been married for 47 years. They have two children and are the proud grandparents of Will and Sydney.




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Heart of the Matter: Happiness in Marriage?

June 16, 2014
Author of 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife
Cynthia and Arlene Pelicane discuss achieving happiness in marriage.
 Arlene’s bio:

I am a speaker and author of 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife31 Days to a Happy Husband and 31 Days to a Younger You.  Once when introduced to a group of women, the emcee read my book titles and exclaimed with a smile, “What more do you want from us?”

Dear friend, I do want more for you! 

More happiness in your home.  More closeness to God and others.  More purpose in your day-to-day life.

I can testify that a happy (not perfect) life is attainable even in today’s broken world.  My husband James and I have three young kids and we face many challenges you may be familiar with.  But we have found when your values are clear, the decisions are easy.  Life can be marked by joy.

I’m here to help you figure out how to experience more of that joy.  When I share about marriage, parenting, health, or personal growth, my goal is not only to inspire.  I give practical steps so you know exactly what to do next.

I have provided expertise as a guest for the Today Show, Family Life TodayThe 700 Club, The Better Show, The Hour of Power, Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah, Home Made Simple on TLC and numerous radio programs.  You can watch some of those videos here.

I earned my BA from Biola University and a MA from Regent University.  Before becoming a speaker and author, I served as a features reporter for The 700 Club and associate director for Turning Point Television with David Jeremiah.   

You can contact me at  I live in a happy home in San Diego with my husband James and our kids Ethan, Noelle and Lucy.

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