Rank #1: Dealing With Grief
For The Tough Times: Reaching Toward Heaven for Hope
by Max Lucado
Apr 23 2018
Rank #2: Trauma Informed Care
This is a sensitive material that might not be suitable for children
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
Rank #3: Lyme Disease Alex Hudson Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) with Jody Hudson
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
Rank #4: Jesus Is The Reason For The Season
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
Rank #5: For Everything There is a Season
Lisa and Vikki explain the reason things happen, and what God does to help you through it!
Oct 30 2019
Rank #6: Overcoming Struggles With The Art of Giving
If you would like to speak to LuAnne, call: (559) 970-2868
Aug 12 2019
Rank #7: Food Is For Nourishment
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
Rank #8: Calm, Cool and Collected
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
Rank #9: Too Blessed To Be Stressed
Mar 26 2018
Rank #10: Angels of The Light Feat. Special Guest Steve Wemmer
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
Rank #11: Get Up and Go
Oct 08 2018
Rank #12: Habitat For Humanity: Self Reliance Through Shelter
Oct 01 2018
Rank #13: Just Needed to Say Yes – Nicaragua
If you want to help with donations, please contact them at :
Angelsofgrace.com or call (559) 268-0000
Feb 05 2018
Rank #14: Poverello House with Cruz Avila
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
Rank #15: Allowing God to Guide Your Steps
If you would like to speak to Nikki Catallo, call: (559) 304-1327
Aug 19 2019
Rank #16: Be In Peace And NOT In Pieces
Jun 25 2018
Rank #17: Elizabeth Sandate-Terrones
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
Rank #18: Focus Forward With Coreen Campos
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
Rank #19: When You Change A Person You Change A Community
Dec 03 2018
Rank #20: Expecting The Unexpected
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