God’s Gift of Pets: Animal Rescue Advocate Lavonne Redferrin and Country Singer Irlene Mandrell
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We’re celebrating one of God’s most special gifts: our pets. Animal rescue advocate Lavonne Redferrin and musician Irlene Mandrell have been deeply touched by God’s creatures and share sweet stories of how animals have impacted their lives. Lavonne Redferrin is the founder and executive director of Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue, which not only matches animals up with loving families, but works with local organizations, like prison ministries, to provide the therapeutic benefits of being around animals. Lavonne tells us about the earliest days of the organization and why she thinks God blessed us with the gift of pets. Growing up, Irlene Mandrell saw her fair share of miracles as she watched her sister Barbara rise to country music fame, then saw her sister Louise’s star rise alongside her own as the three formed the group Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters. Irlene reflects on everyday miracles and special relationships she’s had with her family, her pets, and with God. Links, Products and Resources Mentioned: Jesus Calling Devotional “6 Things Pets Teach Us” download Proverbs 12:10 Rescue Chewy Pet Food & Supplies Davidson County TN Second Chances (Offender Dog Program) Irlene Mandrell’s “God Rains Miracles” book Interview Quotes: “Proverbs 12:10 is an organization dedicated to saving as many of His helpless as we can.” - Lavonne Redferrin “[The] animal has blessed [inmates] or taught them patience or given them something to wake up for inside those bars.” - Lavonne Redferrin, on the Second Chances program with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office “[Proverbs 12:10 is] at the point that we place an average of a thousand animals a year.” - Lavonne Redferrin “We truly are dedicated to all [animals] in our care.” - Lavonne Redferrin “The best way to show your animals that you love and care for them is to give them a proper home in which to live.” - Lavonne Redferrin “We've had animals surrendered to us, and they will literally sit and watch for hours and days for that person to come back.” - Lavonne Redferrin "Push back the demands pressing in on you, and create a safe space around you, a haven in which you can rest in Me." - Jesus Calling “I truly believe that [animals are] everything God meant for us to be.” - Lavonne Redferrin “You’d wish God would just slow down time a little bit because everything's so wonderful. And I just find myself thanking Him.” - Irlene Mandrell “God rains miracles all around us—we just have to look for them!” - Irlene Mandrell Connect with Jesus Calling Instagram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Jesus Calling Website Enjoy watching these additional videos from Jesus Calling YouTube channel: Audio podcast Original Series video podcast
Join us this week as we welcome Country music singer songwriter, Irlene Mandrell. Irlene was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, and is the youngest sister of the world famous country trio, The Mandrell Sisters. Irlene and her sisters come from a musical family. She began playing drums professionally when she was eleven. Irlene is a Country Music Hall of Fame Walkway of Stars inductee. Irlene recently released her debut solo album, "Thanks To You", on Reviver Records. This Patriotic project delivers Irlene's heartfelt message to our nation's military, veterans, law enforcement and first responders, and praises them in their vigilant fight as they continue to risk their lives on behalf of our freedom. "This album is dedicated to our military, our law enforcement, our first responders, and everyone who works tirelessly to keep us safe and free," says Mandrell. "You are our heroes, and we thank you for everything you do!" Thanks To You was produced by producer/engineer, and Irlene's husband, Pat Holt, whose credits include Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, The Judds, Doctor Hook, Keith Whitley, and Alabama, among others. Featured on the album are Irlene's three children, Deric, Vanessa, and Christina, establishing this album as a familial salute to our nation's heroes. We will talk to Irlene about her upcoming schedule, get a behind the scenes look at her music, feature her latest songs, and ask her to share her message for the troops. Please be sure to visit Irlene Mandrell at https://www.irlenemandrell.com/ and spread the word. And as always we will give shout outs to our deployed military listeners. Our message to the troops: WE do what we do, because YOU do what you do.
AME Radio Show - Irlene Mandrell & John Stirling Kinross
AME Radio Show
Irlene Mandrell - Irlene is part of the legendary Mandrell Sisters. She just released her brand new album that is a tribute to the Veterans, called "Thanks To You". We're talking to her about her career, her passion and the inspiration behind this album.John Stirling Kinross - He's the author of "How Your Husband Screws You In Divorce". Despite the title, it's a book to help save marriages and have an equal partnership. However, it's great information for both women and men. You won't want to miss this interview.
Join us this week as we welcome country music singer songwriter, Irlene Mandrell. Hailing from Corpus Christi, TX., Irlene is the youngest sister of the world famous country trio, The Mandrell Sisters. Irlene and her sisters come from a musical family. She began playing the drums professionally when she was eleven. Irlene is a Country Music Hall of Fame Walkway of Stars inductee. She has received many awards including two comedy acts of the year awards from Music City News. However, music isn't the only thing Irlene has had successful careers with. Irlene also entertained as an actress, model and spokesperson. Her first television series was Barbara Mandrell and The Mandrell Sisters which aired on NBC. Once the show ended Irlene continued to appear on TV with guest appearances on game shows and talk shows. Later on, Irlene starred in the series Hee Haw for eight years. Today, Irlene continues with her music career with some guest stars of her own, her children. Irlene still writes and sings music in the Nashville area and recently released her new single "We Will Stand". We will talk to Irlene about her upcoming schedule, get a behind the scenes look at her music, feature her latest songs, and ask her to share her message for the troops. Please be sure to visit Irlene Mandrell at http://www.irlenemandrell.com/ and spread the word. Fans are welcome to call in and speak live with Irlene during the show (718) 766-4193. If you would like to participate in the live chat during the show, you must sign up on the show site first and then log in during the show. And as always we will give shout outs to our deployed military listeners. Be sure to join us, Sunday 7/12/2015 at 4 PM EDT! Our message to the troops: WE do what we do, because YOU do what you do.
Irlene Mandrell and the Nashville Palace are giving this musical dynamo the chance to show off her talents in a new stage show. If you'd like to see what a true professional looks like on stage take the opportunity to catch Irlene on stage with her band over the next few weeks at the Nashville Palace (across from the Opryland Hotel) in Nashville, TN. Let's find out more in this CyberCountry Minute.