Reunion Roadmap 6/25/2022 – Learning to Be A Kingdom Kid: Kennedy Rios & Susie Boyle, part 2

Everyone is a statistic. It would be best if we were all “good” statistics, meaning law-abiding, God-fearing citizens contributing to their families and communities in positive ways. However, we all fall into the category of “bad” statistics at some point in our lives, and some people never leave that category. Why is that?

In this concluding segment of our visit with Kennedy Rios and Susie Boyle, we probe into that question. Kennedy is working hard to achieve the dreams she has found for her life, but that’s not always the case for people who have come through the challenges she and her siblings have faced. What has made the difference? Kennedy offers some observations from her experience that shed light on that question.

The music of Jimmie Black and Rut Banks powerfully illustrates the life lessons we hear from Kennedy, and from Barry Phillips and David Jones. They examine the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives in a midrash they call “Let the Wind Blow Gideon.” 

Reunion Roadmap 3/12/2022 – Guardian of Our Future: Susie Boyle, part 1

Do you know there are ways to help foster children without being a foster parent? This often comes as a surprise when people first hear about the foster system and begin asking how to get involved. Susie Boyle learned that when she and her family encountered children in need right next door in their neighborhood in Detroit. That’s what started her on a journey to make a difference for these vulnerable children and their communities. Now she is a guardian ad litem, serving as a volunteer advocate for foster children in South Carolina, and is the Director of Outreach and Partnerships for Fostering the Family, a Christian non-profit dedicated to igniting igniting churches and communities to support foster and adoptive families.

Teshuva and Rut Banks share their musical talents in this episode in songs that resonate with the needs of foster children. They may start out with every disadvantage, but there is still hope that they will finish well, as Barry Phillips and David Jones discuss in their midrash, appropriately titled, “Finish.”

To find out more about Fostering the Family, visit the website at

Reunion Roadmap 1/29/2022 – Pursued to Redemption: Mark Randall’s Story, part 3

So we get saved, and then life turns out much better, right? All our problems get solved, there’s no more conflict and trouble, and we live blessed, peaceful lives from that point on. Isn’t that how it works?

No, actually. Sometimes – many most of the time – life gets more difficult and the trials become harder. That’s what Mark Randall experienced after our Redeemer broke into his life one night in jail. Mark will tell you he didn’t become a saint overnight. Many other divine interventions kept him on the right track,  or at least kept him from straying too far, but his journey with Messiah Yeshua was rocky from the start.

Mark’s story is actually an encouragement and a challenge to cling every more tightly to our Redeemer. That’s what we hear in the music of Rut Banks and Jimmie Black, and in the midrash Barry and David bring about “Discerning Our Life.”

Mark has done wonders improving BYNA’s online presence as our webmaster. To learn more about his automation services, visit his website at

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Reunion Roadmap 7/24/2021 – with Special Guest Rut Banks

The scripture says the Kingdom of our Messiah will be populated by people redeemed from every tribe and tongue and nation (Revelation 5:9, 7:9). What exactly does that look like? And is it possible to achieve such Kingdom diversity now? That’s one topic that comes up in our conversation with Rut Banks as we hear her thoughts on the identity of those redeemed into the covenant nation of Israel.

This show includes two special songs by Rut, and then midrash by our Elders Barry Phillips and David Jones called “Vision or Sight” in which they talk about what Rut and her family are living: walking in the promises of the Almighty even when that way ahead is not clear.

To hear Rut’s music, visit her website at,

Rut’s husband Michael is a gifted massage therapist serving clients in the Nashville area. Check out his website at Leave At Ease.

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Reunion Roadmap 7/17/2021 – with Special Guest Rut Banks

Life can be complicated and difficult. That’s why it’s essential to know who we are, and Whose we are!

If you want to know how Rut Banks answers those questions, just listen to her story! We learn a lot about her in this second part of our three-part visit with her. Knowing who she is in her Creator has helped her through both the rough patches and the joys of life, and brought her the point where she can now share this testimony in song.

Our musical segments investigate these same questions, starting with an original song by Rut, and then a familiar exhortation from the Psalms by Eved Adonai. Barry Phillips and David Jones carry the theme of this show even further with their conversation about the question, “Who Do You Say I Am?”  

To hear Rut’s music, visit her website at,

Rut’s husband Michael is a gifted massage therapist serving clients in the Nashville area. Check out his website at Leave At Ease.

Click here to listen and download: Reunion Roadmap 210717

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