Leslie Godbold, How did I become a Host on Positively Living?

Leslie Godbold, How did I become a Host on Positively Living?

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Leslie Godbold radio host of Positively Living , Asheville NC

Positively Living – Asheville NC on WZGM AM1350
As told by Leslie Godbold , Host of Positively Living
written by Dee Bolin

This Sunday at Noon- 1pm turn your radio to AM 1350. You will hear a woman’s gentle southern voice. Let me introduce the person behind that voice… Leslie Godbold , Host of Positively Living based in Asheville NC. Here is my story….
Towards the end of 2011, I owned and ran Asheville Stagers, one of the top home staging and redesign businesses in Western North Carolina. I had worked hard to start and grow my business into a successful business I was proud of and a positive reputation among my peers.
Most importantly, I was also a dedicated follower of Jesus Christ. I had a comforting home on top of a hill situated North of Asheville NC. It was sort of remote since the only access was via a rough dirt road. But it was a beautiful place to relax and carry on enlightening conversations with my Lord and Savior. My personal relationship with Jesus Christ is very dear to me!
My New Year resolution for 2012 was to step out from my office and home to meet a fewmore people utilizing business networking groups. The first meeting I attended I was scared to death to speak with anyone. (Much less give a 30 second spill on my business.)In fact, I was so nervous, my asthma kicked in.  But I survived it and met a few very nice people. The thought “Ok I did it, once is enough” popped in my head however that is not me. I don’t quit! So I went again the next month.
By February as I prayed for inspiration, I obtained the knowledge that there wassomething I was being led to do during my conversations with Jesus. I could not figure it out, so I started praying for clarification on what the path was. I prayed, “Lord, show me what I can do to serve you and I will”  Boy, did he ever!  Within two hours,  I had emails from two leading people in Asheville, one owner of a Christian Based newspaper, the other the owner of a Christian radio station. I had never met nor would have ever met these men. I jumped in just as led by our Lord, Show me the path and I will walk it.
As the week followed, I had to create my simple radio show. I attended a four person networking event being led by a wonderful Christian. I heard “that” voice leading me to ask this stranger, if he would be a co-host on a totally raw radio show. He had been led to approach the same station owner about this same thing, wanting the same day and timeslot for the same purpose. When he had asked, it was already given to my show.  Jeff said yes and the rest is history.
I had been attending a Ladies Bible Study Series every Monday night. On the last night of the Bible Study, a dear Methodist Pastor, approached me and asked me to stand in front of the Bible study group and read a selection of verses. I was still not able to speak in front of people without asthmatic outbreaks and hot flashes from my nerves. But if I am asked to do for the Lord, I will take the step in my humble way to do it. But rest assured, I prayed right then and there. Father, please help me not make a fool out of my self or distract the ladies from your message by mispronouncing the words. (You know some words in the Bible are very difficult to pronounce.I am not going to share what happened that night, in this article but it is a story you need to hear:  I left that class knowing that we all have special talents that we have been given by Heavenly Father.  Often, we might not know our talents; but, He does! Our Savior will not ask us to attempt more than we are able.  If we do as we are commanded, He will carry us— He is very qualified!
Over a year later, I am so blessed to still be on the air encouraging believers and seekers to follow the “Light” in all areas of their life- personal, spiritual, and business. I have been leading Christian based networking events for almost a year that are sponsored by the Christian based newspaper. I still do the work of the Lord in my unqualified, untrained, from the heart manner and I am blessed to be strengthened and guided by those around me along the way.

I am not a trained Christian leader but God doesn’t ask for the qualified, he wants the humble child that will step out because of faith in him. Where is the Savior leading you? Do you feel led to do something that does not make sense to you? Aren’t we blessed by the knowledge that Heavenly Father knows all.   Have you taken that step with the Lord before? Do you feel led to share? Please share with me your experience and/testimony; so that, others may be touched and inspired by your journey. Please share so He can use your Spiritual Journey to benefit and edify others.

I always say, Our Father in Heaven has such a great sense of humor. He takes a simple mother, grandmother and Follower of Jesus, who has a successful home staging business. He sees her fear of speaking in front of 20 people; thank goodness Heavenly Father gave me a chance to learn and magnify my new found talents. So He opens doors and instructs me to anchor a religious radio show and lead networking groups and events. He leads me to walk away from my successful business. He leads us to go where we find true miracles: I am so blessed by the people and miraculous events that I have witnessed.
I am not a trained Christian leader but God doesn’t ask for the qualified, he wants the humble child that will step out because of faith in him. Where is the Savior leading you? Do you feel led to do something that does not make sense to you? Aren’t we blessed by the knowledge that Heavenly Father knows all.   Have you taken that step with the Lord before? Do you feel led to share? Please share with me your experience and/testimony; so that, others may be touched and inspired by your journey. Please share so He can use your Spiritual Journey to benefit and edify others.
Remember don’t wait to meet Jesus when you are sinless. He wants you Now! Just the way you are, sins~ thorns ~ and uncertainty!

May God Bless you and keep you, as you spread the Love of Jesus Christ!

Naghmeh Abedini and Jordan Sekulow of ACLJ on Pastor Saeed imprisoned in Iran

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Naghmeh Abedini and Jordan Sekulow courtesy of ACLU.org and DeMossNews.com

As Told by, Positively Living host Leslie Godbold,
written by Dee Bolin

As a radio host of Positively Living on WZGM 1350am, I have heard my share of inspirational motivating topics usually leaving after each show with a heightened awareness of the power that positivity plays in a person’s life. My guests this week will inspire us, inform us and will share the light of Christ in an unique way. Our guests: Naghmeh Abedini, wife of Pastor Saeed, and Jordan Sekulow , Executive Director of  the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), will be explaining the trials and tribulations of Pastor Saeed Abedini, an Iranian prisoner; this man’s crime is believing in and not denying Jesus Christ.  How often are we asked to sacrifice for our beliefs?  Let me explain a little about their story.
Sunday’s show will broadcast to our listeners the latest developments in the plight of Pastor Saeed Abedini of Boise Idaho. Pastor Saeed was sentenced by Iranian court to serve eight years in Iran’s Torture Chamber, Evin Prison,Tehran, Iran. Pastor Saeed was sentenced for being a threat to Iran –why!  Because he is a Christian and will not deny that belief!
Pastor Saeed was born in Iran into a Muslim family. He grew into a strong Muslin follower; but he was converted to be a Stronger follower of Jesus Christ and became an American citizen!  This pastor has walked a path of trials, tribulation and torture that many of us could never imagine.
It is well known that Pastor Saeed has been beaten, tortured and abused while in custody by Iran. The latest development, released within the last 24 hours, states that Pastor Saeed is suffering from serious medical conditions.  Naghmeh Abedini and Jordan Sekulow will appear on Positively Living Sunday to update our listeners on this dangerous situation.
Working behind the scenes with this story as it has been developing:  I walked into the studio prepared for a sad, depressing and very negative experience. Instead, I walked out smiling, after speaking to these interviewees, joyful,inspired and filled with the Love of Christ.
Both of these individuals shared their information in a very Christ-like manner. Jordan is a very caring, wellspoken professional who will provide each of us with actions that we can use to aid Pastor SaeedYes, we can make a difference in this man’s plight! Naghmeh is a wife, mother and follower of Christ who lives a life of service not onlyfor her husband, not only other Christians but she also wants to encourage each of you, as Christians. We,Christians, need to hear the motivating and encouraging words from this Christ-like woman: A woman suffering with the atrocities being done to her husband as well as the hardships that she and her children are enduring every day.  As this family is enduring to the end, they are doing all in their power to help others along the way.  Please keep the Pastor and his family in your prayers and learn more about this unfolding story this Sunday on “Positively Living” with Host , Leslie Godbold and Producer, Robert Colling.

Please tune in this Sunday Noon- 1pm for the next episode of “Positively Living” on WZGM  Asheville Independent Radio AM 1350  in western North Carolina or listen online at www.1350wzgm.com 

Positively Living guest Jeff Brooks. What do you do at 5,000 feet?

On our last episode of Positively Living, our guest was Jeff Brooks. Jeff is the senior  pastor of Amazing Grace Church and co- director of Alpha-NC-West.
Jeff shared his life story with us. Some of Jeff’s life experiences include rebellion, drugs, taunting God in very high places and that life changing call.
Join us to learn how and when God stopped Jeff in his tracks? It is a story that may make you rethink some words you have heard before. Or it may do to you what it did for me, uplift and bring joy to my heart. You see, we believe at Positively Living, the Good News that refuels us and puts joy in our hearts may touch you too.
Do you party with your friends and try to find that thing that is missing in your life, heart, soul? You may try to find it in that drink, smoke or drug. Maybe you are looking for the thing that makes you feel the warmth and belonging in sex, jumping out of a plane, joining a gang or some other activity that leaves you good for a moment but just Doesn’t last.
We say to you ……Keep your ears open and one day you will see that God is calling you. Yes You! Answer him and find that deep down love, we all need!

Notes from Leslie:
I would like to Thank Pastor Jeff Brooks for joining our show. His life story touched everyone on our Positively Living crew. You may have missed this episode, but our next story is airing this Sunday at 8am on AM 1350 WZGM. If you can’t tune us in on your radio, you can listen by clicking this link http://tunein.com/station/?stationId=23339on Sunday mornings during the 8-9am hour.
If someone has a believers life story that touched you, please let us know. If it lightened your step or warmed your heart, someone listening may need that to open their heart, ease their journey or refuel some area of their life.  Thank you!