Monday, November 20, 2017

Jeff Morton Interview

Another fun interview to share -- had the pleasure of speaking with Jeff Morton, author of the book Uncoloring Race - Back to B'reisheet.   To order copies go to:

Jeff is originally from Rochester, NY.  He moved to the Pacific Northwest by himself at the age of 17. He has been there for nearly 40 years, having left briefly to serve in the Military. Jeff has been married to Michele for nearly 30 years and raised a blended family of four-children.  

 I enjoyed hearing Jeff's testimony and how he loves the Jewish roots of his faith.  You'll also hear some amazing music by Jonathan Settel, Rachel & Avner Boskey, Kol Simcha, Marty Goetz and John Waller.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Rachel Boskey Interview

I have been admiring the music of Avner and Rachel Boskey for many years!   I remember Rachel once visited my congregation (in Buffalo or Rochester, not even sure where) and sang the song "Weep, Wail" and I was blown away by the words and her beautiful voice!

Messianic congregations have been singing the Boskey songs for years (O Praise the Lord, Seal Your Holy Love, Ancient Gates) and loving the songs as much as I do.

I recently had the privilege of speaking with Rachel about her early life, ministry and all about her music.   Rachel has become my friend and perhaps one day I will visit her and her beautiful family in Israel!

Meanwhile, enjoy the musical buffet set before you!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Aviad Cohen Interview

My heart is heavy.   Aviad Cohen left this world too soon at the age of 42.  I dug through boxes to find our interview together in 2005.  This show features his music and our interview together.

He was formerly known as "50 Shekel" and made a radical transformation when he accepted Yeshua into his heart.

He is gone but not forgotten.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Dr. Ed (Ed Gigiliotti)

What a fun show today!   Dr. Ed of Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Rochester joined me in the studio.  He shared how he came to the Lord and how he became interested in chiropractic medicine.

Dr. Ed is my new sponsor and I have been going to him for a few months.   I have already begun to see positive changes in my health.

Listen and see what you think!  And of course you will enjoy wonderful music from Jonathan Settel, Miqedem, Sue Samuel, Ted Pearce and Paul Wilbur!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Jaclyn Zant Interview

While at the Messiah Conference in PA this past summer, I bought a book by Jaclyn Zant.   I had never heard of her, but the seller assured me that I would love it and would want to purchase all 3 books in the series!

The author was Jaclyn Zant and boy do I love her books, "Petrified Hearts."   Jaclyn wasn't raised Jewish but she fell in love with the Messianic Movement after visiting a Messianic Congregation.

I call her books "Messianic fiction."  They are full of mystery, drama, romance and comedy.

Here's a little more about "Petrified Hearts" - a novel series about healing and learning to trust God when life unravels.

Sassy and independent, confident and secure, growing up in the family business with her four brothers has taught Rae to be fearless, tough-minded, and not so easily intimidated—assets in their male-dominated profession. When her mother, both nurturer and friend—and the only oasis in this sea of testosterone, is suddenly killed, Rae’s life is up-ended, leaving her wounded, confused and resentful toward God. But when a prank leaves her stranded far from home and the shelter of her dad and brothers, she learns she cannot run from Him for very long.

Centered around church and family, Heath’s life was ideal—or so he thought. Then, when his wife suddenly wants out, the rug is pulled out from under him. Left alone to care for his eight-month-old son, his heart and his life in pieces, moving back in with his mom and the group of elderly boarders who share her house, seemed the practical thing to do. But is he really just hiding-out?
‘For better or for worse’Andrea had made vows to God—who knew that ‘worse’ would come so quickly in their marriage and stay so long? When, after twenty-five years, Andrea is widowed, she purposes in her heart that she will eschew marriage and devote herself only to God—but is that His will for her?

Our deepest hurts and disappointments: who can heal them? We make promises that we will never again allow our heart selves to be hurt and hold back part—or all—of our heart from God. But in His mercy, God wants to heal our hurts and draw us close to Himself as He reveals to us His heart of love.

Enjoy this wonderful interview -- and lots of great music too!!!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Terry Beatley Interview

I love how my friends give me great tips on interesting folks for Bagels and Blessings.  I had the privilege to interview Terry Beatley and was completely blown away!   Order her book "What if We've Been Wrong - My Promise to America's Abortion King" at and mention code "BB" to get a great discount!

After twenty years working in the insurance and investment business, Terry did what feminists had warned would be most dissatisfying – she became a stay-at-home mom homeschooling her children for the next eight years and loved the experience! While studying American history, Terry became perplexed as to how America overcame slavery only to dehumanize another category of people – unborn babies.

Her quest for answers uncovered how the feminist-led abortion lobby has successfully usurped and undermined parental rights. Terry's research culminated in a rare interview of Bernard N. Nathanson, M.D., the regretful cofounder of NARAL who trained Planned Parenthood doctors how to perform abortions and admitted to fast-tracking a racist population-control plan and manipulating Catholics to support the pro-abortion agenda. This interview and the promise Terry made Dr. Nathanson changed her life forever.

Listening to Dr. Nathanson's remorse for exploiting women and stripping the unborn child of all rights and protections inspired Terry to make Dr. Nathanson a  promise: to teach Americans his 8-point strategy of deceit and to deliver his personal parting message about "lov[ing] one another" until it becomes common knowledge or until Roe v Wade is overturned. As president of Hosea Initiative, Terry stays laser focused on the mission of teaching to bring healing truth to our broken world because all lives matter.

In 2016, Terry released her compelling book, What If We've Been Wrong?  Keeping my promise to America's "Abortion King," written for people on both sides of the abortion issue. In addition, she secured the exclusive movie rights to all of Dr. Nathanson's literary works. A feature film is in the planning stages.

Terry has been a contributing writer for The Washington Time’s “Power of Prayer” supplement, WND, Fairfax Free Citizen and The Free Lance Star; radio and podcast interviews include In the Market with Janet Parshall, America Outloud’s “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Pleasure, WND, Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch” and lecture talk, Dr. Richard Land Live, A Closer Look on Relevant Radio, EWTN’s Pro-Life Weekly with Catherine Szeltner, Steve Deace Show, Rob Schilling Show, Radio Maria, Culture Shock Radio, The Gospel of Life, and Dominion Radio.  Terry has been interviewed for articles in The Catholic Herald newspaper, World Magazine, Virginia Right, and The Washington Post.

A graduate of the 2014-2015 Chuck Colson Fellows Worldview Program, Terry discovered three years earlier how influential worldview training is while managing a PAC in 2011. It helped defeat Planned Parenthood’s “Saving Grace in the Virginia General Assembly" earning Terry the title, "The Worst Virginian in the World" by a pro-abortion blogger and "The Greatest Impact Award" by a pro-life blogger. Terry has worked to awaken Virginians to the domestic and international threat to their parental rights and she has worked toward racial reconciliation by uplifting the principles of American liberty in minority communities. Currently, Terry serves on the Virginia Christian Alliance Board of Directors.

She is a 1986 Virginia Tech graduate; resides in Virginia with her husband of 30 years and two children.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Monique Brumbach Interview

Today's exciting show featured a pre-recorded interview with the new Executive Director of the UMJC (Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations), Monique Brumbach.   Monique grew up in a Messianic home and grew up loving her Jewish Messiah.  Monique is the wife of Rabbi Joshua Brumbach and they lead Ahavat Zion Congregation in Santa Monica, CA.

Enjoy this fun interview and some wonderful music by Steve McConnell, Barry & Batya Segal, Carlos Perdomo, Sue Samuel, Jonathan Settel, Deborah Kline & Vince Iantorno and The Schleps!