Nicole Moore — Canadian Woman Attacked By Shark In Mexico“I was away in Cancun with a group of friends. On January 31st, I had just finished playing a game of beach volleyball when I went into the water to rinse off. A couple of Sea-Doers off in the distance were yelling at me in Spanish and waving me to shore. I was only waist high in the water so I couldn’t understand how I could be in their way or why they were so mad but turned to head into shore anyway. That is when I felt a bump and the sharks teeth sinking into my left leg. As my blood started to turn the water around me red, I knew what had happened the minute it happened. Everyone asks how I felt at that moment and the answer is scared sh*#less! But what I thought was that sharks like blood and that I had to get out of the water, so I continued heading to shore. Before I knew it, a shark, (same or a different one I don’t know) bit down on my left arm and it wouldn’t let me go. The shark was pulling me...” Nicole joins us today to share her renewed appreciation for life!
Samantha Martin — Canadian Recording ArtistsBack again on TDMS is one of the rising stars in Toronto’s roots-rock scene! Samantha and her band can be seen frequently on stage at The Dakota Tavern, Toronto's most respected Americana/Roots venue. With the release of their self titled debut album, Samantha Martin and The Haggard in March 2012, the band will be taking their music on the road far beyond Toronto with an album that boldly traverses deep southern soul, roots/reggae and 50's rock n roll. Tribute is paid to musical influences including Otis Redding, Robert Johnson, The Rolling Stones, The Staples Singers, CCR and Patsy Cline as well as Reggae artist Delroy Wilson; but the album is distinctly Samantha Martin and The Haggard.
Margaret Terry — Author Of Dear Deb: A Woman with Cancer, a Friend with Secrets, and the Letters That Became Their MiracleDear Deb is a collection of letters about living, to a dying friend. A search for love and how it’s found in the most surprising places. A book of short stories about past secrets, and the hopes and dreams of a messy, imperfect life. A memoir via email.“I never planned on writing this book. It started with a single letter. Deb asked for encouraging words and I thought it was something I could do for her. I began with short, hopeful notes like those plaques in stores that say ‘Believe’, ‘Hope’ or ‘Love Never Fails’ … but, when her health declined so fast, all those words felt hollow. I never dreamed I’d end up telling her stories about my life, but something in me changed when I thought about how frightened Deb must have been to be so sick. Her reality made me want to send letters about real things … painful things, big mistakes, things filled with wonder. About my dad coming in and out of our lives and my mom’s mental illness. About summers with my sons at a small lake cabin in Wisconsin. All I knew was that I had to write her something every day. And when Deb passed the letters on and they took flight, I felt I was playing a part in something bigger than myself … so I kept writing. Somehow, a part of me felt that as long as I kept writing, she would keep living.”
Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, AuthorThat's right folks! It's time for our monthly visit with our favorite (and only) Hollywood Correspondent!
TDMS Realtor RoundtableAccording to The National Post, “Toronto is on its way to becoming a buyers’ market for the first time since the slump.” Joining us to discuss the GTA housing market, and to help you navigate through one of the most stressful times in life – MOVING – are:
George Kloet - Covering Oakville, Mississauga & Burlington - www.georgekloet.com
Paula Mitchell - Covering Brampton, Caledon & Georgetown - www.paulamitchell.com
Zsuzanna Porter -Covering Toronto & Durham Region - www.yourvestedrealtor.com
Joining us today: Leah Libresco“A Geeky Convert Picks Fights In Good Faith” (We tried to interview Leah a few months ago but due to an elctrical storm in her area, we weren't able to have a clear phone call. We'll try again today!) Leah was known as a prominent blogger for the Atheist porthole on Patheos.com. A few months ago, she announced that after years of debating "smart Christians,” she has decided to begin the process of becoming a Catholic. Thus, her blog has now been moved over to the Patheos Catholic channel. (patheos.com is a site for discussion on different faiths)
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This week on The Counsel Of Many: Last week on the Counsel of Many, a gentleman wanted to know how many people think God still regularly intervenes in our lives today – and how many people believe that God is pretty much “hands off” today! As it turns out, that man listened to the show and was so bugged by what our callers had to say that he's going to join us LIVE this week! This is a first – someone from the counsel of many appearing LIVE on our show. This outta be fun! (Click here to hear the response from callers to his questions below from last week. If you'd like to add to this discussion, go to our Facebook page and post a comment under the Counsel Of Many post.)
Help me out with this. Just because God has intervened in humanity in the past, as testified in the Bible, and COULD intervene at any time, this does not necessarily mean that He IS intervening in our daily lives. I see people giving God credit for things which could easily have naturalistic explanations, and I see VERY few instances when the BEST explanation to explain an event's outcome is supernatural intervention. Some say God acts in our lives all the time by closing doors and opening windows. Others aren't so sure, because bad things happen to good people and in our 'moral economy' God 'should' have acted, so they deem God 'fickle' and are only mildly comforted with slogans like 'We can't know the mind of God", or "God has a plan", "all things work together..." etc. My question to your listeners: For the sake of argument, if we discount any intervention from God, pre-biblical canonization, to what extent do most of your listeners feel God is CURRENTLY intervening in their lives. I'd like this belief quantified on a scale, please: "1" represents NO intervention from God - i.e. God has set up the world with natural laws, defined elements, and free choice reigns; He'll intervene only at the end - but 'we're on our own'. "Pray as much as you want, I'm not stepping in until the end", He might say. "Free will reigns, people die of starvation due to drought, it's on you". "10" represents CONSTANT intervention - i.e. God is bringing people in our lives, causing successful surgeries, flat-screen TVs fortuitously on sale, and hurricanes to hit sin-filled New Orleans and earthquakes to hit Voodoo-honouring Haiti. To summarize - given that God has intervened in the past, and that He COULD intervene in our world at any time, DOES HE, and how much? 1-10 please.
God & StuffJoin Drew & Tim The Tool as they catch up on current events and the week's happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults – Oh My! Religion & Faith & Cults - Oh my!
Today's God & Stuff guest: Eric Marrapodi - Sr. Producer & CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor