Hey y’all! I’m fresh in from speaking at the Cowgirl Convention in Tyler, TX. My BFF traveled with me and we had a crazy good time. I’ll tell y’all more about it tomorrow on ATS LIVE the radio show! And speaking of– I hope you’re making plans to join me. My special guest tomorrow is writer/director Corbin Bernson, who will be with me talking about his latest DVD release, “3 Day Test.” Here’s a snippet about the film: Martin Taylor has totally lost touch with his family. He has no clue who his teenage daughter’s friends are, why his son only communicates with an electronic sign outside his bedroom door, or why his youngest child only watches faith TV. Convinced the family needs to reconnect, Martin surprises the wife and kids with a little experiment-he locks them in their own home with no power, no heat, no running water, and absolutely no contact with the world outside! The sudden holiday staycation isn’t what the Taylors had in mind for the weekend, but they’ll have to team up to prove they can survive Dad’s wacky mission. With a heartfelt message and some persistence, one little member of the family helps put their priorities back in the pews, because they’ll need all the faith they have to get through this! Details schmetails are the same: ATS LIVE airs from 5:00 to 6:00 Central time. You can hear it locally on TALK 540 KMLB or join us through the lovely Internet with my live streaming link. Our real time show chat is held on the All Things Southern Facebook wall, (not my personal wall), and yes– there WILL be a giveaway drawing. Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite. I’ll see y’all on the air tomorrow! Hugs, Shellie
Hey y’all! I’m making good on a promise I made a while back to let y’all tour the Redneck Radio Studio. Back story– every Monday morning I set up the Redneck Radio Studio to tape a week’s worth of the All Things Southern daily radio features. These three-minute segments will then be mixed and sent to my radio affiliates across the country. ( A short time later, I take the studio down and drive in to Monroe to host the ATS LIVE talk show at the Radio People Studios. ) But, perhaps you’re wondering just how it is that I “set up” and “take down” my studio. Watch closely, grasshopper and I will show you how it’s done. First, a look at the desk in my great room as it is when the The Redneck Radio Studio is not in operation. And now, the steps to creating a studio. It’s simple, really. A belle just takes a blanket and a couple floral bedspreads and using hooks hid during the week behind the cornice boards and via small plastic rings sewn into the corners of the fabric panels, she secures the “waffle boards” of the studio to the windows, partitioning off the studio to deliver the sound quality she’s after! Voila! Behold, in the last two pics of the collage I take you into The Redneck Radio Studio! So, who else do you know who can fold their studio up and put it in the closet until it’s needed again? That’s what I thought. Once again, belle ingenuity gets it done! And now you know the rest of the story. Hugs, Shellie
Isn’t that what they say? I don’t know who “they” are and I don’t always listen to them, but for today at least, I”m going with the familiar adage. Due to icy road conditions, traveling is perilous in these parts, but I’m refusing to cancel the show! ATS LIVE will be airing from my house on the banks of Lake Providence, LA! Two big reasons I decided not to cancel. First, y’all know I miss everyone when we’re not together. And two, I’m way too excited about interviewing today’s guest. He’s a busy man and I don’t know when we would get our dates to line up again. Meet Wally Armstrong! Wally is a former touring golf professional who has competed in over 300 PGA Tour events, including the British Open, the US Open, and the Masters. He’s also a speaker, skills instructor, and best-selling author of books about golf and the Christian life, including (with Jim Sheard) “In His Grip”, “Playing the Game”, “Finishing the Course”, and an instructional book with golfer Tom Lehman called “Live Hands”. Today, Wally will be with us to talk about his latest book, Practicing the Presence of Jesus! Experience the Gift of His Friendship. It’s a short book that will make an incredible, life-changing impact on your life. So, what will it mean for y’all to have the show aired from my great room? Absolutely nothing– I hope! We’ve done a sound test and I think we’re good to go! Okay, I may sound a wee more “hollow” than normal, (and no, I’m not talking about my head), but all things considered, we should be fine. The details schemtails remain the same. ATS LIVE airs from 5:00 to 6:00 PM Central time on TALK 540 KMLB. If you’re not local, you can still join us in realtime! Follow the links at the website to enjoy a live stream of the show from your smart phone or computer. Remember, our show chat is held on the All Things Southern Facebook wall. Leave your “pretty please” on my wall to enter the drawing. And then– follow the show and check back to see if you won. All Things Southern is not responsible for looking up the winners. See you on the air! Hugs, Shellie P.S. If I have time, I’ll post pics of the Redneck Radio Studio on the Facebook wall. I think it will make you smile…
Facebook can be a drain on your time…if you let it. Sometimes Facebook seems more like Drama Book and that can drive me crazy…if I let it. Like so many other things in life, Facebook will be what you let it be. I’ve been offline since Friday afternoon around two o’clock when my laptop decided to eat my files and drift into a coma with neither a burp or thank you. I’ve been using my limited tech skills on it without success until I can get to the computer store Monday. It remains to be seen whether anything in it will be salvageable or not. Sigh. Thankfully, the last manuscript had been backed up AND sent to my editor. Can you say HALLELUJAH?! Sadly, however, included in the missing files would be what I had written this past week, the content that I need to tape Monday morning and send to my affiliates for another week’s worth of radio segments. Sigh. With time a-wasting, I’ve just finished reaching into the All Things Southern archives (via my desktop) to snare some words for that taping. Among other things, I found a great old story I told once about a belle named Mama Ruth and her friend, John Henry. That led me to Facebook to look up my friend who originally told me the story, so we could laugh about it…again. That’s the best thing about a good story, you know? It just gets better in the retelling. What I found on John’s Facebook wall was a post about his latest health struggle. I didn’t realize things were so difficult for him right now, but I was encouraged to see that John was responding to it with his customary good humor. I’m glad I found that status update so I can pray for him. Thank you, Facebook. While there, I also discovered that another good friend lost her sister to cancer yesterday afternoon. Charlotte knew the day was coming, we all did, but I didn’t know her baby sis had slipped into Father’s arms yesterday afternoon. No doubt, our mutual friends thought I already knew. I didn’t, but I needed to. Thank you, Facebook. And yet, Facebook had more than bad news waiting for me. Along with some sweet messages from friends and readers, I also found some laughs and inspiration, and in today’s broken world, don’t we all need more of those? Go ahead on, Facebook. I got your back. Hugs, Shellie What do you think about Facebook?