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Hope Thru Grief

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Have you recently lost a loved one? Are you struggling with grief? Don’t understand why the world has moved on and you are stuck? Wondering what will help? Have you lost all hope you will get back to any kind of “normal”? Hope Thru Grief features husband and wife co-hosts Steve Smelski and Shelly … read more


Finishing Well With Mr. Howard Dayton

Our legacy is something that we all begin to consider as life happens around us. The longer our journey gets the accumulated wisdom gives us a perspective that our lives need to be about more. About helping others. About leaving the world a better place.


Today you’ll meet someone whose intentional legacy building is something you’ve likely  heard of and maybe participated in. Meet Howard Dayton. Howard started Compass Ministries in 2009, which is now located in 80 countries, this was after starting Crown Ministries in 1985, and merging with Christian Financial Concepts in 2000 to form Crown Financial Ministries. Crown taught over 50 million people in 88 countries God’s way of handling money! All while serving as CEO for over 35 year’s with no salary!


Howard has written 8 books (working on his 9th), 4 audio books, 1 Bible, 6 Studies and 2 DVD’s. He was host of Money Matters a 20-year radio program with co-host Steve Moore. The broadcast peeked in 2007 when it was carried on 2,000 stations with about 2 million weekly listeners! 


You find out more about Howard here: or visit his Linkedin profile:


We think you’ll be as excited to hear his journey through grief as well find life takeaways from his overwhelming desire to help people and finish strong!



The only thing missing from our conversation is you! We welcome your comments, suggestions and questions! Send an email to and please share our show with anyone you know that is struggling with loss and grief. You can find us on the internet to continue the conversation!






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Marshall Adler and Steve Smelski, co-hosts of Hope Thru Grief are not medical, or mental health professionals, therefore we cannot and will not give any medical, or mental health advice. If you, or anyone you know needs medical or mental health treatment, please contact a medical or mental health professional immediately. The Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255


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Marshall Adler

Steve Smelski

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