‘Off the Cuff’ with the BENHAM BROTHERS

Benham Brothers

CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA — Acclaimed North Carolina real estate entrepreneurs and former professional baseball players, David and Jason Benham have achieved untold success in their sporting careers and property ventures. Today the duo live out their faith by helping people from all walks of life in the areas of leadership, work, family, and culture. The twins shared their lighter side with JN.

My secret pleasure is …

Jason … eating peanuts and chocolate chips late at night
David … chocolate chip cookie cake with white icing (addicting!)

My first job was …

Jason … mowing lawns with my brother
David … taking out the trash for my neighbor in Dallas ($.10 per bag)

My most annoying habits are …

Jason … taking small sips of water while I eat – I just can’t stop
David … I don’t like to step on sidewalk lines

A clear childhood memory is …

Jason … riding big wheels with my brother in Kentucky – we were 3
David … when Jason and I threw rocks at cars!

What makes me nervous is …

Jason … thinking about my kids growing up in this culture
David … getting warmed up before a competition workout

The best advice my parents gave me was …

Jason … bloom where you’re planted
David … read the Bible from cover to cover every year

If I weren’t an entrepreneur, I’d be …

Jason … a professional movie critic
David … a Military commander

I’m most thankful for …

Jason … the wife God gave me – I don’t deserve her
David … my wife

My favorite meal is …

Jason … ribeye steak, sweet potato, green beans, caesar salad with anchovies
David … Ribeye steak (medium rare), sweet potato, mushrooms, salad

I know it’s good for me, but I hate …

Jason … drinking Kombucha
David … Apple cider vinegar (with the Mother)

A book I love is …

Jason … Jude – small but powerful
David … How Now Shall We Live, by Chuck Colson

A song that resonates is …

Jason … I Remember L.A. by Celine Dion

David … We Will See, by Gateway Worship

My ‘happy place’ is …

Jason … at home on my porch swing with my wife while our kids play outside
David … in the gym working out

My most embarrassing memory is …

Jason … farting on a blind date!
David … kicking a hole in the gym wall during a basketball game

My hidden skill is …

Jason … I’m a killer DJ – I can get people on the dance floor pretty easily
David … I love to interior design/decorate

If I were a dog, I’d be a …

Jason … Boxer
David … German Shepherd, to stop the bad guys

It’s a bit corny, but I love …

Jason … watching chick-flicks with my wife
David … romantic, heartfelt music

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I’m most at peace when …

Jason … I’m sitting with my wife and my kids aren’t arguing!
David … reading my Bible after a workout and a shower

The country I’d love to visit …

Jason … Italy
David … Italy

Favorite quote …

Jason … “I’d rather have bad breath than no breath at all” – my father-in-law, Frank Cantadore


David … “Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering” – Teddy Roosevelt

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“Off the Cuff” with Bronwen Healy, Founder of HOPE Foundation

Bronwen Healy

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA―As the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Hope Foundation, Bronwen Healy’s mission is to help women wanting to be free from addiction and/or the sex industry. A former heroin addict and sex worker, Bronwen established and launched the charity in 2007 to help other women transform their lives. Bronwen set up the Hope Haven―a drop-in space for Hope Chicks under the Foundation’s umbrella. She drives a program of fundraising, events, counselling and services, including the development of a high school-based program, Every Choice has a Consequence. She took time out of her busy schedule to chat with JournoNews.

My secret pleasure is … snuggling up on a couch or hammock and reading for hours on end.

My first job was … in my mum’s friend’s milk bar when I was 11, stocking shelves and making milkshakes (I was saving up for a double tape deck to make mixed tapes with! It was 1986.)

My most annoying habits are … I asked my kids … they said “repeating yourself” but I told them that’s only because they require encouragement to do things, sometimes more than once. Haha.

A clear childhood memory is … holidays at Tootgarook on the Peninsula in Victoria … BEST memories.

Bronwen’s visible transformation from heroin addict (pictured left) to brand new woman, free from addiction (pictured right)

What makes me really nervous is … not a lot does, to be honest.

The best advice my parents gave me was … dream BIG dreams and do them.

If I wasn’t a Change Agent and Story Teller, I’d be … a script-writer/film director.

I’m most thankful for … the second chance at life that God gave me back in 1999, and for my 3 daughters.

My favorite meal is … Thai food – any.

I know it’s good for me, but I hate … cleaning the house, like the ‘full-vacuum-and-sweep-and-scrub-the-bathroom’ kind of clean.

A book I love is … the Bible – it is my favourite. Living word that changes my life every day …

A song that resonates is … Amazing Grace.

My ‘happy place’ is … the couch, hammock, resting.

My most embarrassing memory is … my first kiss …

My hidden skill is … cooking, I love to cook!

If I was a dog, I’d be a … Cavoodle, because our dog Max is one and he is the BEST and he is SO loved!!

It’s a bit corny, but I love … candlelit dinners.

I’m most at peace when … my kids are happy and content and/or when I am in God’s presence.

Country I’d love to visit … France―I am going there on my honeymoon one day (when God brings my future husband across my path … )

Favourite quote … “If you can dream it, you can do it” – Walt Disney

Connect with Bronwen:

Hope FoundationTwitter: @bronwenhealy
Website: http://www.hopefoundation.org.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HopeFoundationBrisbane

Make a Donation here

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Soldier takes 110 year-old Bible ‘heirloom’ into battle

Captain Justin McBurney, 24, keeps the NSW government-issued Soldier's New Testament by his side at the main base at Tarin Kowt.

It’s ANZAC Day in Australia – a day that commemorates the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

It is also an opportunity for the nation to remember those who have fought and lost their lives in major conflicts around the world.

For many ANZACs, carrying a Bible into battle has been vital to their spiritual well-being.

The Bible in the above video was first taken into war by an Australian who fought in the South African Boer war at the turn of the 20th Century.

In keeping with his family’s tradition, Afghanistan-based Captain Justin McBurney, 24, is the fifth generation of his family to take the very same Soldier’s New Testament into the battle zone.