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What is needed!!!

By Ryan Murry - Oct 22 2017
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These two warriors of God are needed in today's headlines. Finally some good news coming from the frontlines!!!

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What is needed!!!

By Ryan Murry - Oct 22 2017
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These two warriors of God are needed in today's headlines. Finally some good news coming from the frontlines!!!
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Angels of the Light

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Rank #1: Dealing With Grief

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There are many causes of grief, and everyone, at some point in their lives, has had to deal with losing someone or something. We all grieve differently, as Lisa Casarez and Vikki Luna tell us, and we shouldn't try to avoid the pain that comes from loss. Along with their guest Brian Austin, they talk about the different stages of grief and how important it is to ask for help.

Book recommendation:

For The Tough Times: Reaching Toward Heaven for Hope

by Max Lucado

Apr 23 2018

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Rank #2: Trauma Informed Care

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Hurting people, hurt people. Kids that have gone through some type of abuse, whether it's sexual, physical, mental or emotional end up acting out their abuse through negative behavior. They act out in anger because they don't know how to express themselves or how to cope with their emotions. Some of these children don't get the psychological help they need in early childhood and therefore they become abusers as adults, repeating the cycle of abuse. Lisa Casarez and Vikki Luna talk, in this episode, to Margarita Doñez, a doctoral psychology student, who gives advice on how to deal with children who have been victimized so they don't become abusive adults.

Jul 16 2018

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Rank #3: Lyme Disease Alex Hudson Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) with Jody Hudson

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Alex Hudson was only diagnosed with Lyme Disease in the last year of her life. She carried the disease undiagnosed for 10 years. Doctors were unable to link her symptoms with the disease.  Jody explains that dirty ticks carry multiple infectious diseases with them. Not only did Alex have the Lyme disease she carried multiple infections, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Bartonella, and Rickettsiosis.  Each one of the infections carried their own symptoms and problems. If that wasn't bad enough she had Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS).  Alex's mom Jody explains that she never took any pain relievers during the decade of attack. Alex wanted to be totally aware all the time and when it came time.
Alex Hudson Lyme Foundation
Jody set up the Foundation to extend awareness and education and raise money for Lyme Disease especially Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS).  Jody writes about her daughter's story:

On March 24, 2018, the world lost Alex Hudson to Lyme Disease and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). A vibrant 22-year-old girl, Alex had the whole world waiting for her. With a full ride scholarship to UCLA, Alex was eager to further her education and tackle the world with her energetic spirit and vibrant mind. Unfortunately, after a ten-year battle with Lyme and MCAS, her life ended abruptly; leaving a gaping hole in the hearts of everyone whom she met.

For nearly a decade, Alex visited countless doctors, underwent numerous tests, received multiple misdiagnoses, and suffered immensely. While many medical professionals often deemed her a “medical mystery,” she never lost hope and finally received a proper Lyme and MCAS diagnosis in 2017. While her family and friends were grateful for concrete answers, many feared the disease had already taken a significant toll on her body. Alex passed away less than a year later.

One of Alex’s last wishes was to help educate her community, and help fund proper testing, for those suffering from Lyme and MCAS. After she passed, Alex’s mother, Jody Hudson, and a team of women came together to help form The Alex Hudson Lyme Foundation. Dedicated to spreading awareness and educating others on Lyme and MCAS, the AHLF team is passionate about being advocates for those affected by such a tumultuous disease.

If you would like to follow the latest in the foundation be sure to subscribe to the social media accounts.

Instagram is here.

If you like to donate.

Jul 23 2018

26mins

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Rank #4: Jesus Is The Reason For The Season

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Merry Christmas everyone. Lisa and Vikki discuss the reason for the season. This time of year we await the coming of our savior Jesus. God sent his only son to be with us and to die for our sins so that we can live an abundant life. We must always be grateful for what we have.
This season can always bring hopelessness and despair for whom don't live a life of gratitude. Lisa discusses that she is always ready to save a child. Sometimes traditions need to be changed or start anew. Be ready for that moment of Grace. Don't get wrapped up in the commercialism and do not be afraid to say Merry Christmas.

Dec 24 2018

17mins

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Rank #5: For Everything There is a Season

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Lisa and Vikki explain the reason things happen, and what God does to help you through it!

Oct 30 2019

18mins

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Rank #6: Overcoming Struggles With The Art of Giving

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In this podcast Vikki Luna and Lisa Casarez speak with LuAnne Pinedo Madden, a cancer survivor, now afflicted with Dystonia, a movement disorder in which a person's muscles contract uncontrollably. Even though LuAnne has to struggle with this disoder for the rest of her life, she doesn't allow her condition define her. She lives life to the fullest. What is her secret? Giving of herself to others and to the community. Her biggest passion is to give. And she believes she has been blessed by God for willingness to always find a way to give back.
If you would like to speak to LuAnne, call: (559) 970-2868

Aug 12 2019

26mins

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Rank #7: Food Is For Nourishment

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Obesity in the United Estates is at an all time high. Over 39% of the adult population are obese. According to Doctor Charles Denman, the problems stem from our lifestyle. He tells Lisa Casarez and Vikki Luna we need to change how we relate to food. We need to stop using food as a crutch for our emotions. For example, eat out of boredom; we eat out of frustration; we eat out of loneliness. The first thing we need to do is to change our relationship with food. We need to think of food as nourishment, as a way to sustain us, to keep us alive.
Doctor Denman and a team of professionals work with patients to help them lose weight and keep it off. If you want more information about his clinic, go to their website: succeedmedicalweightloss.com or call (559) 323-7822

Apr 22 2019

29mins

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Rank #8: Calm, Cool and Collected

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.In this week's episode, the angels discuss how to stay calm, cool and collected during challenging times. They discuss when in doubt or stressed out, ask God for guidance. He will listen. We are not born with the answers, so it's okay to have a moment or two to find yourself.
Vikki suggests a book by Max Lucado called, Anxious for Nothing Finding Calm in a Chaotic World. Here is a tool that can be utilized when we are searching for some guidance.
Sit back and listen to two wonderful women working God's plan every day. It's not easy as you will here, but they manage every time to be calm, cool and collected.

Jun 10 2019

21mins

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Rank #9: Too Blessed To Be Stressed

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Stress can be brought on by different circumstances on a daily basis. There are both good and bad stress factors. In this podcast, Vikki Luna and Lisa Casarez will give us some ideas on how to deal with the bad stressors. For example: they advise to remove the toxic people around you because they can affect your mood in a negative way. Another one is to allow God to be the lover of your soul; he will gently guide you and give you wisdom; he will gently correct you and restore you and give you peace that surpasses all understanding so you can stay calm, cool and collected.

Mar 26 2018

31mins

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Rank #10: Angels of The Light Feat. Special Guest Steve Wemmer

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Chaplain Steve Wemmer who specializes in helping inmates find god talks with Lisa and Vikki about what it takes to help reform those who have made mistakes in life.

Oct 15 2019

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Rank #11: Get Up and Go

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Lisa Casarez and Vikki Luna talk about how they Get Up and Go each day.

Oct 08 2018

27mins

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Rank #12: Habitat For Humanity: Self Reliance Through Shelter

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Fresno and Madera counties have one of the greatest concentrations of poverty in the nation. Habitat For Humanity is a non-profit Christian based organization aimed at eliminating poverty housing. Through donors and volunteers, Habitat in Fresno has made the dream come true for many families by providing a home and, at the same time, giving them hope for the future.

Oct 01 2018

23mins

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Rank #13: Just Needed to Say Yes – Nicaragua

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Operation Hope and Hope Village in EstelÍ, Nicaragua was a calling for Rene Moncada, coordinator of the project which began four years ago with only three people and a dream to bring the universal language of a smile to Nicaragua. Presently the project has grown to 14 volunteers who travel to this Central American country to provide dental care for hundreds of people, most of them elderly and poor. Rene is a guest of Lisa Casarez and Vikki Luna in this podcast and tells us how God spoke to him to come and serve and all he needed to do was to say yes!

If you want to help with donations, please contact them at :

Angelsofgrace.com or call (559) 268-0000

Feb 05 2018

30mins

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Rank #14: Poverello House with Cruz Avila

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Lisa Casarez and Vikki Luna talk with Cruz Avila, executive director of the Poverello House in Fresno. The Poverello House is a non-profit organization which has helped the homeless in Fresno for over 45 years. It was founded by Mike McGarvin, who as a young man received much needed help from a priest who ran a coffee house in San Francisco also called Poverello. Years later, Mike, who everyone affectionally called "papa Mike", moved to Fresno with his wife Mary and started the non-profit organization as a way to help the homeless in the community. His philosophy: "Listen with compassion; give with a warm heart and a smile".
Cruz Avila follows this philosophy and shares with us his hope that one day everyone sees the homeless without any judgement. He would like people to stop believing the homeless are in the streets because they want to be there and instead listen to their story and find out how they got there.
If you want information, volunteer or donate to the Poverello House, you can do so by calling: (559) 498-6988 or go to https://poverellohouse.org

Jul 15 2019

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Rank #15: Allowing God to Guide Your Steps

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In today's podcast you get to meet Nikki Catallo. She shares with Vikki Luna and Lisa Casarez how much her life changed when God came and asked her to serve. It all started when her best friend encouraged her to be a mentor to women suffering from substance abuse. While mentoring, she bonded with a woman struggling to stay sober. She stuck with her through the good and the bad. Even through the point where this person found herself pregnant and in jail. When the time came, Nikki took the baby home at the bequest of the mother. The woman and the father of the baby eventually lost all parental rights to their child. But that didn't matter since the baby already had a loving home. However, God tested her faith once more when she found out the little girl had brain cancer. Nikki, along with her family, pushed through and their faith in God never faltered. She is happy to report the baby is now cancer free.
If you would like to speak to Nikki Catallo, call: (559) 304-1327

Aug 19 2019

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Rank #16: Be In Peace And NOT In Pieces

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There are those days where nothing seems to go right. Where there is only chaos and discord. Lisa Casarez and Vikki Luna tell us in this podcast how to develop coping skills since, otherwise, we may self destruct and take out our frustrations on other people. When you decide to be in a state of peace then you bring that with you wherever you go, changing the environment you are in. An abundant life is a peaceful life, is a life of gratitude.

Jun 25 2018

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Rank #17: Elizabeth Sandate-Terrones

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"To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you are the world," Heather Cortez
Lisa and Vikki sit down with an amazing person. Elizabeth Sandate-Terrones was once one of Lisa's babies and still is to this day. Elizabeth now works with Angels of Grace Foster Family agency. Sit back and listen to her explain why and how she came to the agency. Her amazing story will surely inspire hope in your life.

Jan 14 2019

28mins

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Rank #18: Focus Forward With Coreen Campos

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Focus Forward is a non-profit organization established to help the youth of Fresno County who are in the Juvenile and/ or Child Welfare system. The organization provides the young with programs such as: family strengthening, cultural arts, mentoring, and case management. Today's guest is Coreen Campos, Chief Executive Officer of Focus Forward who tells Lisa Casarez and Vikki Luna how the organization also assists youth in foster care by providing access to clothing, higher education support, and scholarships. Campos shares her own experience as a child who was once homeless and lived in the foster care system. Those experiences have motivated her to serve youth in need. All three ladies agree that in order to connect with others you have to open up and share your story. Lisa was once featured in the magazine as an example of how to overcome adversity. The best advice they can give, "don't be paralyzed by what you went through in your past."
If you would like to find out more about Focus Forward, go to their website: www.focusforward.org or call (559) 600-4961

Jan 28 2019

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Rank #19: When You Change A Person You Change A Community

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Bryan Feil of Lanna Coffee tells us that God can use one or many of us to do his work here on earth. All one has to do is to say yes to the opportunity and then take the next step.

Dec 03 2018

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Rank #20: Expecting The Unexpected

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According to an article published in 2016 in the New England Journal of Medicine...in 2011, 45% of pregnancies were unintended—a decline from 51% in 2008. The rate of unintended pregnancies decreased 18%—from 54–45 unintended pregnancies per 1,000 women age 15–44 years.
Vikki Luna and Lisa Casarez talk with Kristi Burkhart, Executive Director of Fresno Pregnancy Care Center in Fresno, about the options the center provides for women who find themselves with an unintended pregnancy. Some of the options are medical testing, education and emotional support. They also refer mothers-to-be to other community organizations or agencies that will assist them with more services, key to the healthy development of the pregnancy.
For more information visit their website: http://pregnancycarecenter.com or text them at (559) 237-0683

May 06 2019

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