An Interview with Randy Mayfield

Meet Randy Mayfield, hear his heart for missions, and learn about what the Lord did on his team’s recent trip to Jerusalem and Jordan.

Randy Mayfield is Missions & Outreach pastor at the Central Presbyterian Church in St. Louis. He is an accomplished singer, songwriter who has traveled extensively, both in the U.S. and internationally to more than 90 countries. In addition to his live performances in venues as diverse as the Fox Theater, Powell Concert Hall and the Sheldon Theater in St. Louis, The Grand Old Opry and the Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville, The Long Beach Arena he has played in concert halls all over Great Britain, Europe and the former Soviet Union. Randy has performed concerts and shared in numerous Federal and local prisons across the country.

Caring for Our Loved Ones This Holiday Season

Long time care giver Peter Rosenberger says: “For an increasing number of families, the holidays result in stress, drama, and conflict as they gather together to celebrate. Many families are faced with the issues of an aging parents or loved ones who now has significant care-giving needs. With the massive baby-boomer population racing into their senior years, the conversation around many festive tables this year will turn to care-giving concerns.

In order to protect and cherish these family moments, here are four suggestions to navigating the holiday season, based on my experience as a caregiver for over 30 years.

As families — as caregivers — we can, and we must, navigate through this journey with a calmer and more joyful heart, especially during the holidays. It’s hard to carve a turkey with clenched fists. I know, I’ve tried. Instead of rushing to grasp more drama, let’s slow down and appreciate the memories and small victories, while embracing the often overshadowed, but always present, beauty in life.

Let’s find happiness in knowing we protect the one thing standing between our loved one and even harsher challenges.

After all, it is the season of gratitude and joy.”

Listen to my recent interview with Peter to find out more.

Is Our Freedom of Speech in Danger?

On December 5th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of Colorado cake artist, Jack Phillips. Could he lose his business because he stood up for his moral convictions? Could our first amendment rights also be at risk? Listen to this interview with Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, Director of The Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty to find out the facts of this case.

This interview courtesy of KSIV radio, 1320 AM, St. Louis.

AccessWorld®, A Magazine for the Visually Impaired

AccessWorld® Editor-in-Chief, Lee Huffman, and Senior Features Editor, Deborah Kendrick talk technology gadgets with Judy Redlich, long-time AccessWorld reader and radio show host for “Encounter,” on KSIV radio covering the greater St. Louis, MO area. Deborah Kendrick’s holiday gifts article in the November issue sparked my interest, and I thought you might benefit, too. We all three agreed, even one piece of information or a simple technology gadget can make a huge difference in the life of someone who is blind or visually or hearing impaired.

If you or a friend are losing their sight or hearing, listen here for some great gift suggestions.

Concordia Theological Seminary President on 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Dr. Lawrence Rast joins Judy Redlich to discuss the 500th anniversary of the reformation. Learn how Protestant churches got their origin and how Martin Luther’s sacrifices revolutionized the world.

Dr. Rast is president of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is a worldwide speaker and workshop presenter and well known church historian for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.