Archive for the ‘W4CY Radio Personalities’ Category

Meet Sarah Masoni @ Oregon State University Food Innovation Center – The Connected Table LIVE! Aug 23

What is the recipe for becoming a successful food entrepreneur, and in what direction is food innovation heading? We discuss August 23 with Sarah Masoni, who manages the Product & Process Development Team working at the Food Innovation Center at Oregon State University.

 Sarah Masoni , Oregon State University Food Innovation Center

Sarah Masoni , Oregon State University Food Innovation Center

We met Sarah at this summer’s Fancy Food Show in New York presented by the Specialty Food Association. I was intrigued by her EXCITE talk on innovation and what makes a food entrepreneur and checked out the products from OSU entrepreneurs displayed at the show’s “LevelUP” Future of Food exhibit.

OSU LevelUP  Exhibit at the Summer Fancy Food Show

Whether it’s food made from sea byproducts, sourced from the ground, or re-purposed from food waste, Sarah and her team help nurture entrepreneurs and drive innovation. What may be coming out of Oregon could be hitting the food shelves and our plates down the road.

August 23- The Connected Table LIVE! W4CY &

Melanie Young and David Ransom are the insatiably curious culinary couple. Connected on Twitter@connectedtable Facebook/connectedtable. Learn more at

Forgiveness vs. Deliverance

I was having a conversation with someone the other day, and the Lord impressed upon me something that is very significant. Many people go to church Sunday after Sunday with feelings to rejection, abandonment and fear. Many are forgiven, but not delivered from the shackles of their wounded souls. There are those who have been rejection by a mom or dad, a sibling, a boss or a co-worker, a pastor or a group of believers. The sting of the rejection is real and still plagues the life of many. There are those who have poured themselves into their children, their work, or their ministries to seek approval and affirmation from others. There are those who seek out the approval of others to feel the void of their rejection in their hearts.

We are unable to share our faith because we are injured in our hearts. The pain of that failed marriage or our unruly children; our dads did not love us the way a man should his children; the overbearing boss takes us for granted. We begin to exalt our denominations, and point out our distinct differences and how one is better than the other. When, in fact, both suffer from rejection, abandonment and fear; both are ineffective. Neither group of believers is able to help each other because the issue is the wound in the heart. The fear of rejection cripples us to the point that we stay right where are, and we focus on outer appearances because that’s where we are safe and secure. However, hearts of His people are still bleeding because our affirmation solely comes from Jesus Christ alone, not things that we do or the people that affirm us. What happens when we don’t receive the affirmation that we think we deserve? If no one ever pats on us the back, do we still have the joy of the Lord or does it cause us to stop everything because someone does not respond the way we think they should?

There is a difference in being delivered and being forgiven. 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. However, in James 5: 16, Confess your trespasses[e] to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be HEALED. Notice, God forgives us when we confess our sins to Him, but He HEALS us when we confess to another brother or sister in the body. Jesus Christ, the Deliverer, wants you to be in close and intimate relationships with one another, just like He is close and intimate relationship with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Confession to another is a process in which another person walks you through and helps you discover the root of your rejection, abandonment and fear. Our brother or sister in Christ in the vessel our Great High Priest uses. The Holy Spirit brings to your remembrance what caused you to be rejected, abandoned and fearful. In that moment of our complete understanding and submission, it is then, our Deliverer comes in to HEAL our broken hearts. Jesus says in Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He (Father in Heaven) has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to HEAL THE BROKENHEARTED, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed.”

Many are wounded in the church, and unable to help the hurting outside the church. Confession is not only good for the soul, but invites another believer, the Holy Spirit and the Deliverer to bring us to a point of true freedom. Many are not free because we are not effectively communicating with one another. We may be forgiven, but we are not delivered. Many are hurt, and do not know what to do, who to turn to, and are going through the motions to look like Christians, but in fact, are a wounded soldier wandering aimlessly in the wilderness! This is Christian counseling is its best! It is a Divine calling.


We live in a society, a world, which has little faith in God. When we say God most people take their relationship with Him very causal. As if He and what He said have no relevance in their personal life. Their view point is God is in the clouds, I’m here on earth struggling, I will call Him when I need Him. Is this the kind of relationship God wants to have with us? If this is our concept of God no wonder why Jesus said 2000 years ago and is still today “this is a faithless generation”. But we have to be honest about our thought processes, attitudes, stumbling blocks, and concepts about God; otherwise we are just spinning our wheels and getting no where.

If you ask the majority of people do they believe in God their answer would be yes! If you ask people if they have faith in God they would most likely say yes! But if you ask what does faith means, then the break down begin. Some may say faith means believe, others may say love, and others may say go to church, or pray. This reminds me when Jesus asked His disciples Matthew 16:13-14 “……Who do people say that I the Son of man am? And they said, some say that you art John the Baptist: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” Once again we are NOT sure.

According to Faith means to have confidence or trust in a person or a thing and to have strong or unshakable belief in something. Now take that definition and apply it to God….so faith means to have confidence in God and Trust in God and have a strong or unshakable belief in God.

According to faith for Christians mean trust in God (who God is) and in His actions (what God has done) and promises (what God has spoken); both the good and the bad. This is called Christianity NOT religion because to trust and have confidence in God is an ongoing lifestyle which is shown in your day to day living. You do not have trust in God on Sunday and Wednesday but every other day you are free to live as you choose. That mean the heart (the center of your life) truly do not trust God but only giving a show for maybe your parents, spouse, friends, and whomever.

So let’s define the word Trust, it means the reliance on the integrity, strength, ability and surety of God. Faith in God means Trusting God’s integrity (what He said and what He has done is true) in other words true then and true now; relying on God’s strength (2

In Corinthians 12:9 “And The Lord said unto Paul, My grace is enough for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness….Paul goes on to say ….” most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities (weakness), that the power of Christ (His strength) may rest upon me (stay and remain with)”. Paul trusted in God’s strength. Faith in God means to trust in His ability to heal, restore, to deliver, to guide, to do the impossible.

Proverbs 3:5-8
Trust (have Faith) in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes: fear (greatly respect) the LORD, and depart from evil (repent).
It shall be health to your navel (belly button – the central point or middle of your life), and marrow (the inner most or essential part for strength, survival, and growth) to your bones.

Trust is something we have to learn and unfortunately we learn about Trust through experiences. If we have any bad experiences with Trust dealing and interacting with people then naturally we apply mankind’s shortcomings to God; as if He will be the same way. That’s the wrong concept of God. We have it backwards, we have imputed our sinful character upon God; but the Bible teaches that God’s desire is to impute His righteous, holy, perfect character upon us but none of this can happen without trusting Him; trusting who He is (God), trusting His actions and ways, and trusting His word despite what the nay-Sayers says.