Saturday, November 22, 2008

Radio Update!

The response to Janet Parshall's Talking It Over was so overwhelming she asked me to come back in January for a two hour program! It was a great pleasure talking with Janet, who is a strong Christian woman and an awesome radio host. We had a variety of callers--non-Christian and Christian--so it was a fascinating hour.

Check it out and let me know your thoughts.

Great news! I will be on Talking It Over with Janet Parshall today from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (CST).

You can listen here: and they are taking callers, so call in and say "Hello".

They tell me, "It’s the 2nd largest Christian Radio network (280 stations nationwide), so the imprint is pretty big, from Alaska to Hawaii and we’ve gotten calls from as far north as Manitoba and as far east as Belgium!"

Thursday, November 13, 2008

God is moving in the hearts of the Mormon people--people I love for their kindness, generosity and family values. Many of them are leaving the LDS Church (some after 50 years) and coming to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ--the Jesus of the Bible. It is a wonderful thing to see and I thank God for it. Their stories are often painful; many are shunned by their children and grandchildren. They risked everything dear to them to follow Jesus--story after story of modern-day persecution and pain--all for the sake of the gospel.

My father heard these stories, too--many, many times over the course of his ministry, and he would walk around elated for days after talking with ex-Mormons or ex-Jehovah's Witnesses or countless others whose hearts had been touched by the power of God.

Kevin Bywater is one of these special people:

Dear Jill,

Greetings from Oxford, England . . . . I lecture on cults and the occult here in Oxford during the school year and back in the States during the summer months.

I met Walter once, in Salt Lake City. It must have been in the late-80s. I had become a Christian in '87, as a fifth-generation Mormon. After he spoke, I approached to greet him. A lot of people were speaking with him. I didn't have a chance to say anything other than "thank you." That was enough for me. I very much appreciated his leading-edge work, his clarity and charity and confidence, as well as his teachability. Yes, teachability is perhaps something people would not normally attribute to Walter. I saw it firsthand. He listened attentively to others, sometimes seeing enough to warrant modifying his own opinions. I know he encouraged many in their faith, as well as spurring them on in their evangelistic and apologetic endeavors. I'm very thankful to have known of him so early in my Christian life.

Kevin James Bywater, Director

Thank you, Kevin, for taking the time to share this with me; it means a lot.

Take heart, my friends--good things are happening . . . .

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair . . . .”
--Charles Dickens

Yes, this is how I'm feeling today--how about you? Four years of a socialist government . . . God help us. And while we're praying, we can start getting used to the idea of fighting because we're going to have to fight to keep even our basic freedoms like freedom of Speech. Ever hear of the Fairness Doctrine? It's coming. And how about the sound bite yesterday from a prominent Democrat, hinting at controlling Talk Radio?

I refuse to be discouraged about all of this, though. I believe God knows what He's doing, and all I can do is trust Him.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

My one hour interview on The Frank Pastore Show (KKLA, Los Angeles) went very well--Frank is always a great host--and they decided to play it again on Halloween. Many thanks, Frank!

The election frenzy is heating up and the media already has Barack Obama in the White House (following his lead), but I'll go out on a limb here and say that I think McCain still has a shot. I can't endorse anyone, but I can say you should make sure to vote and vote your conscience.

FYI, be skeptical--be very, very skeptical of what you're hearing in the media. Here are a few reasons why I think the MSM may not be giving us the whole truth and nothing but the truth:

1. The McCain campaign is drawing huge crowds, thanks to Palin's presence on the ticket. Large, enthusiastic crowds are a good sign for voter turnout.

2. If you look back at the Democratic Primaries, the pattern is the same as the one we're currently seeing. Pollsters repeatedly called states for Obama (like Ohio) and guess who won? Hillary (by 10 points in Ohio). A week or two before the election, guess what happened? News headlines called for Hillary to give up a losing battle and quit the race. Sound familiar? The McCain campaign remains within the margin of error in most of the polls, so it's not over till it's over regardless of what the "elite" media says.

3. A very underrated and ignored group of Hillary supporters called the PUMAS are working hard in the toss-up states for McCain. These are lifelong, hardcore Democrats working long hours for a Republican. They might make a difference.

4. This is still America, and millions of people respect the war experience and accomplishments of John McCain, even if they disagree with him politically. (I know I disagree with him on a few things like stem cell research.)

So, who knows what will happen Tuesday? I am not a prophetess (contrary to what some might think). I'm just hoping for the best for our country.