Saturday, September 12, 2009

No Longer

Father Peter Live will no longer be heard on WESO 970 am. After almost a year I have decided not to continue with the show. I will leave this webpage up so you can listen to old shows.

Thanks to all of the listeners and to all the guests. It was a great ride!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

What Men and Women Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

Men often fail to talk about or deal with their health issues. For that and other reasons, every 19 minutes, someone in his forties, fifties or older dies of prostate cancer. Rabbi Ed Weinsberg was different. He suffered because of poor communication with one urologist, but consulted with another. While recovering painlessly from surgery, he wrote how men can conquer prostate cancer and treatment after-effects. Winner of the 2009 Nautilus Book Award Once diagnosed and treated, many men and their doctors don’t talk. Not about intimate concerns. Rabbi Ed’s initial confusion is typical. But after speaking more openly with the right specialist, he found the right treatment: robotic surgery. Now, Rabbi Ed wants to empower prostate cancer patients and their families. How? Through awareness and dialogue.

He speaks openly about:

• Ten questions men should ask their doctors about prostate cancer.
• What women need to know.
• Robotic surgery and other treatment options— a survivor’s viewpoint.
• Sex after surgery—the truth.
• Why questioning God is natural, but having faith is essential.

CREDENTIALS: After leading a Boston synagogue for 21 years, Rabbi Ed Weinsberg, Ed.D., D.D., retired in July, 2006. Six months later, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. A prostate cancer survivor who holds a doctorate in gerontology, Rabbi Ed is now a patient healthcare educator and author of the award-winning CONQUER PROSTATE CANCER: How Medicine, Faith, Love and Sex Can Renew Your Life.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Why the Constituion Needs to Be ReWritten

What happened to “by the people, for the people”? The citizenry is over taxed, underemployed and fed up with federal spending. What happens if the stimulus package and bailouts fail, and President Obama calls for more spending? Is this taxation without representation? What should we do about it?

Mike Lieber is calling for a new constitutional convention. He believes that the government created by America’s founders works. But there is wide chasm between our current government and the one the founders outlined in the U.S. Constitution. Those sworn to uphold it now routinely violate it. Lieber’s answer? It’s time to revise the Constitution. Lieber will engage the audience with provocative questions, such as:

• If we rewrite the Constitution, what should be added? Deleted? Revised and clarified? Federal spending limits? Immigration? Social issues like gay marriage?

• Should the Constitution limit spending and borrowing to protect future generations?

• Who should have the power to deploy U.S. troops? Congress? The president?

• George Washington was as popular a president as Barack Obama, but he limited his own power. Is the presidency now a monarchy? Has the federal government become tyrannical?

More than 24 states have introduced sovereignty resolutions under the 10th amendment. Should the powers be rebalanced?

CREDENTIALS: Mike Lieber holds a master’s degree in political science. He served in the United States Army for over 11 years, as an enlisted man and an officer. INCEPTION is the first of his three Ops Populi novels.

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Bob Woodruff Family Foundation

Great program on Thursday here is the audio of the show. I hope you enjoy all that this interview was about.

Monday, June 22, 2009

June 25th Show

I have an exciting show planned for this week you will not want to miss it. Rene Bardorf will be joining me. Rene is the Executive Director of the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation. See the side bar for more information on this guest.

Tune in for this great show.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Jr High

Here I am in 1981. I am on the second to the top row on the end. Check out all of that hair.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Town Hall for Hope

Cross Posted from

Tomorrow night at the Church we are hosting Dave Ramsey and his Town Hall for Hope. Well we are not actually hosting Dave Ramsey but rather a live stream of the event via the internet. Here is a little bit of information from the Town Hall of Hope website:

Town Hall for Hope is your opportunity to sit down with people in your community for a nationwide town hall meeting led by Dave Ramsey. Thousands of venues across the country will host the event, broadcasting Dave's live presentation. In the opening half hour, Dave will offer straight talk about the economy, recession, foreclosures and more. He'll carefully explain where we've come from, where we are now, and what we should be doing with our money during this time. Then, Dave will spend an hour answering your questions live!

We'll take questions by phone, email, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more! Check out our Get Involved page to see all the ways in which you can join in the conversation! And remember, this is a free event!

I feel that as church we need to host events such as this because we are the hope that people need in this economy. As I said in my Easter Sermon only Jesus Christ can being the hope that we need. The government cannot do it for you only Jesus can.

Dave says "The solution to America's economy is to get people to believe again. It's time to connect with families to instill hope and optimism in our economy and our country. We the people are the healing agents."

Who is Dave Ramsey?

Dave Ramsey is a personal money-management expert, an extremely popular national radio personality and best-selling author of The Total Money Makeover. In his latest book, a follow-up of his enormously successful New York Times best-sellers Financial Peace and More Than Enough, Ramsey exemplifies his life's work of teaching others how to be financially responsible, so they can acquire enough wealth to take care of loved ones, live prosperously into old age, and give generously to others.

Ramsey knows first-hand what financial peace means in his own life-living a true rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story. By age twenty-six he had established a four-million-dollar real estate portfolio, only to lose it by age thirty. He has since rebuilt his financial life and now devotes himself full-time to helping ordinary people understand the forces behind their financial distress and how to set things right-financially, emotionally and spiritually.

Ramsey offers life-changing financial advice as host of a nationally syndicated radio program, The Dave Ramsey Show, which is heard by nearly four million listeners each week on more than 400 radio stations throughout the United States.

Ramsey is the creator of Financial Peace University(FPU), a 13-week program that helps people dump their debt, get control of their money, and learn new behaviors around money that are founded on commitment and accountability. More than 750,000 families have attended FPU classes at their workplace, church, military installation, local nonprofit organization, community group or Spanish-speaking organization. The average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in the first 91 days after beginning FPU and is completely out of debt, except for the mortgage, in 18-24 months.

Ramsey created a group of products in an effort to teach children about money before they have a chance to make mistakes. Financial Peace Jr. is an instructional kit designed to help parents teach their young children about working, saving and giving their own money. Through Ramsey's entertaining children's book series, The Super Red Racer, Careless at the Carnival, The Big Birthday Surprise, My Fantastic Field trip, A Special Thank You, and Battle of the Chores, children learn about working, saving, giving, budgeting, integrity and debt.

On October 15, 2007, Ramsey added television host to his title when The Dave Ramsey Show on Fox Business Network debuted nationally.

Ramsey earned his B.S. degree in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Tennessee. A frequent speaker around the country at large-scale live events, Ramsey is a passionate and inspiring presenter who is at ease on both sides of the microphone. More than 600,000 people have attended Ramsey's live events.