Let Me Tell You a Story with Steve and Becky Lyles

Around the World in 32 Years

Our guest on podcast #124 is Becky’s cousin Wes Carey who spent 32 years in the U.S. Navy. He’s a great storyteller, so we twisted his arm to share some of his experiences with us. We had a lot of fun visiting with him, and we know you’ll enjoy hearing his stories too.




Direct download: podcast23124.wes.carey.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:11pm EDT

Prisoners of Hope Series

This podcast is not our norm, but if you’d like to hear how Becky’s latest series about a religious cult came about, take a listen. 😊 We talk about cults in general and how controlling groups around the world have much in common, from a family dominated by one individual to a huge organization dominated by a narcissist and his or her inner circle.

Neither of us is an expert on the topic, yet we’ve learned from our research and hope our discussion helps listeners avoid high-demand groups. At the end, Becky reads from the first book in the series, "Shattered Dream."

Shattered Dream: https://tinyurl.com/y2n4o6xq

Tangled Truth: https://tinyurl.com/y5txa36w

Winds of Hope: https://tinyurl.com/y4gfdge7

Becky's website: http://beckylyles.com/

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Direct download: podcast23123.us.PrisonersOfHope.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:41am EDT

“D” Word No. Three

Recent guests have talked about DEPRESSION and DRUG ADDICTION, and now Richard Matteson shares his experience and insights regarding DIVORCE. He’s worked as a businessman, a leadership trainer, a teacher, a personal coach, and a singles pastor, and has written a column for a family magazine titled “Beginning Again.” On this podcast, he talks about how to divorce-proof a marriage as well as how to survive divorce and all that goes with it.

Direct download: rich.matteson.divorce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05am EDT

Another "D" Word

Podcast 118 featured a guest who talked about depression. Our guest for podcast 121, Cathy Whitmore, discussion drug addiction and the events in her life that led to long-term incarceration. Her story has a happy ending, so be sure to listen all the way to the end. :-)

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Direct download: podcast23121.CathyWhitmore.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37pm EDT

Discovering the Joy of Reading

Our guest on podcast 120 is Dr. Mary McGuire, a longtime friend and teacher. Mary has taught in Wyoming and Idaho as a classroom teacher and also as a reading specialist. Her passion for helping children learn to read comes from her own childhood struggles. In addition to sharing her story, Mary provides suggestions for parents who want to develop a love for reading in their children.

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Direct download: podcast23120.MaryMcGuire.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:07pm EDT

I Was Born for This

We've wanted to have Marsha Tennyson join us on "Let Me Tell You a Story" for a long time, and finally, it happened. We're excited to share the interview we had with her because we know you'll enjoy her story and the story of how Chrysalis Women's Transitional Living came to be in Boise, Idaho.

website: https://www.chrysaliswomenidaho.org

phone: 208-424-1323

email: marsha@chrysalisidaho.org

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Direct download: podcast23119.MarshaTennyson.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:24am EDT

The “D” Word

Lori Charlier, today’s guest, dares to talk about her five-year bout with depression. Once the life of the party, she struggled to find meaning in life and a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Thanks to a supportive family, caring friends, prayer and medical intervention, she’s now found her way to the other side. Lori candidly shares her story with us on podcast 118, including how her anxiety, panic attacks and depression affected her family. Her desire is that others will be encouraged by her journey.

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Direct download: podcast23118.LoriCharlier.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:57pm EDT

Driven to His Knees

On this podcast, Leslie Montgomery, author and ghostwriter of over a dozen books, talks about her writing career. She’s written for Focus on the Family for over 20 years and is the former Director of Publications for the American Association of Christian Counselors. She's best known for writing the spiritual biography, “The Faith of Condoleezza Rice,” when Condoleezza served as Secretary of State during the George W. Bush administration. Her latest book, also a spiritual biography, is titled “The Faith of Mike Pence” and is scheduled for release on August 6th.

Leslie Montgomery website

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Faith-Mike-Pence-Leslie-Montgomery/dp/1641232250/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Leslie+Montgomery&qid=1564372249&s=gateway&sr=8-2

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Direct download: podcast23117.LeslieMontgomery.20Pence20book.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:10am EDT


Patrick Craig has worn a variety of hats over the years, including songwriter, rock-band musician, music studio owner/engineer and church worship leader. Currently, he's writing and publishing books. In addition to two Amish series, he's written a children's mystery and co-authored a novel set during World War II.

Website: https://www.patrickecraig.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PatrickECraigWH/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickecraig/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Patrick-E-Craig/e/B007YLSVTK?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1563928603&sr=8-1

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatrickECraig

Direct download: podcast23116.PatrickCraig.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 8:33pm EDT

The Ghost of Gold Creek

Author Lisa Michelle Hess talks about her newly released young adult novel, “Ghost of Gold Creek,” then treats listeners to a lengthy excerpt. You’ll enjoy learning about this beautiful story’s inception and how it changed during the writing process.




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Direct download: podcast23115.final.C.lisa.hess.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT

I Did It My Way

You'll enjoy this fascinating story of a self-made man who discovered life was more than a big house, successful businesses and a huge bank account. Kent Johnson is retired yet busier than ever, heavily involved in what we call "purpose-driven travel" on the podcast.

Friends of Children Everywhere: https://www.foce.org/

Rarity Rugs: http://rarityrugs.com/herb/kbrowse/indexold.html

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Direct download: podcast23114.kent20johnson.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT

Somebody to Love Me

Our guest, Leslie Montgomery, is the author and ghostwriter of over a dozen books, including The Faith of Condoleezza Rice. Her latest book, The Faith of Mike Pence, is scheduled for release next August. In a later podcast, we’ll talk with Leslie about her writing. But in this episode, we focus on her personal story and her journey out of a traumatic childhood and troubled adolescence to becoming a wife, mother of four, grandmother of six, teacher, writer and conference speaker.


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Direct download: podcast23113.montgomery.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT


Five years into their marriage, Marguerite and Steve Martell's marriage was on a downward spiral. Testing in a counselor's office confirmed their suspicion that their differences were almost too drastic to overcome. In podcast 112, the two of them tell listeners what they did to save their marriage and what they do to maintain their relationship, which continues to thrive fifteen years later.



Direct download: podcast23112.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT

Balancing Act

Need inspiration? You'll enjoy Podcast 111 with David Rush, who is one of the most prolific Guinness World Record holders on the planet. He’s broken over 80 Guinness World Records while promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

He's the world’s fastest juggler as well as the world’s slowest juggler. He holds world records for the most bowling balls juggled, the most consecutive axe juggling catches, and for balancing a bicycle on his chin longer than anyone else who's competed for the record.


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Direct download: podcast23111.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 6:49pm EDT

The Sport No One "Plays"

Whether or not you're an amateur wrestling fan, you'll enjoy Dr. David Bennett's stories. He has not only coached all levels of the sport, from grassroots to international, he has served on the US Olympic Committee and currently scouts for World and Olympic competitions. In our interview with him, he tells the crazy story of how he became a "wrastler" in high school plus other fun stories he's accumulated over the years. He also shares words of wisdom garnered from a lifetime of involvement with wrestling worldwide.

Direct download: podcast23110.bennett.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT