The Kitchen Table #42: Remaining Hopeful in a Cynical World

Are you a Negative Nancy? When you look around at our society, do you struggle to with a doom and gloom attitude?  This week on the Shine.FM’s The Kitchen Table podcast, ministry director Brian McIntyre Utter and his son Jake talk at the table about keeping focused on our Hope in a cynical world. In Music Matters, music from Tenth Avenue North and All Sons & Daughters, and an oldie, but goldie from Michael W. Smith In Culture Shock, a couple of difference makers impacting culture in new ways. Be sure to subscribe to get all our Shine.FM podcasts.

Shine.FM MomCast #9: Post-Abortion Hope and Healing

(Parental Warning: Due to some graphic content, this podcast is cautioned for children under age 13)
Join Shine.FM’s Heather Erbe this week a she talks with special guest Aimee Beltran.  Aimee is the Director of Community Impact at Northpointe Community Church in Dewitt, Michigan.  She is also a leader of Surrendering the Secret post-abortive groups.  Aimee shares her story of healing and more about groups that help women who are post-abortive. You can find out more about post-abortive groups across the country at Surrendering the Secret.

The Kitchen Table #30 – Is Hope Necessary for the Christian Life?

Is Hope really necessary? This week on The Kitchen Table podcast, Shine.FM’s Ministry Director Brian McIntyre Utter and his son Jake talk across the table about why hope is essential to the Christian faith. In Music Matters, new music from Steven Malcolm, a live acoustic song from Needtobreathe and an oldie, but goldie from White Heart. In Culture Shock, do your children have any of these apps on their phones? If so, remove them immediately! Be sure to subscribe to get all our Shine.FM podcasts.

Shine 180: Lori

Shine 180…stories of lives transformed by God because of your faithfulness.

We are all on a journey. We are all at different points on our journey….and that’s OK.

The purpose of our journey is simple, but sometimes difficult…keep moving forward becoming more like Jesus. Lori’s journey, like many of ours, is full of twists and turns and periods of hopelessness.

Join Shine.FM Director of Partner Care, Steph Reynolds for this debut episode.

July Difference Maker: Women’s Center of Greater Lansing

The Women’s Center of Greater Lansing is a private non-profit organization that provides support services to women in the Lansing area. Since our doors opened in 2005, we have served more than 5,000 women.

The Women’s Center is dedicated to helping women realize their potential, support each other, achieve economic self-sufficiency, and develop emotional and physical well-being, regardless of income level. To read personal testimonies from women helped by the Center, please check out our Success Stories.

Our services include career counseling and resume preparation, individual counseling, and a wide variety of support groups and workshops. For more information, please see our services page.


The Women’s Center of Greater Lansing is committed to providing valuable, innovative resources and services in an atmosphere that fosters mutual support, insight and growth for women of all backgrounds and ages as they strive to realize their own unique potential.


We visualize a community where all women have the opportunity and ability to achieve their own unique potential.

Hope-Central Valentine’s Day Love Tour


Hope-Central, the performing arts epicenter for students, has gathered students from the Lansing area to serenade senior citizens on Valentine’s Day for the Hope-Central Love Tour.

Students will be touring senior facilities singing and handing out teddy bears and valentine’s cards to the residence in hope of making this Valentine’s Day a special one for them.

Tour locations:

Hope-Central is collecting medium to large size teddy bears at the following locations:

Please consider donating a teddy bear today to make a difference this Valentine’s Day!


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