The Good Life With Dr Danny

The Good Life with Dr. Danny serves the New England Christian community and beyond by producing talk-shows that edify believers to love and good deeds, while offering outreach resources that feature people’s stories. The Good Life with Dr. Danny is a program of Danny Yamashiro Ministries and Formation Institute, divisions of Jesus Christ is Calling You, Inc. Foundational Scripture: Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. James 3:13

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Friday Jun 07, 2024

One of today’s fiercest and most enjoyable debates involves which athletes are the GOATs—the greatest of all time—in various sports. In recent years, the debate over GOATs has intensified as hundreds of bloggers, podcasters, websites, and radio and television talk shows have discussed this issue and numerous polls of sportswriters and fans have been conducted. Comparing athletes from different eras is especially difficult because training regiments, equipment, and the level of competition has changed over time. Plus, pundits disagree about what being the “greatest” means.
Dr. Gary Scott Smith is a professional historian and avid sports fan. He is also the author and editor of 18 books, including Strength for the Fight: The Life and Faith of Jackie Robinson.

Friday Jun 07, 2024

Sexual abuse is a painful subject. Some victims suffer in silence and go to their grave having never shared their secret with anyone. Others may take years before revealing their history to a confidante or their spouse but are reluctant to disclose details or seek professional help. They might mask their wounds with smiles and people-pleasing, but the pain remains buried in the soul. Shelley’s Story, a debut novel, encourages victims of sexual abuse to know that God offers hope.
Dr. Morris Isara is the author of Shelley’s Story: Creating Ripples of Hope, Healing, and Restoration from Abuse. He co-founded Shepherd’s Wellspring Ministries, a pastoral counseling resource ministry, with his wife Jasmine in 2017. Morris also wrote the memoir, What Now, God? Rising from the Pain of Loss and Learning to Live Again, after losing Jasmine to COVID in 2021.

Wednesday Dec 06, 2023

Faith Collaborative Hawaii
Carol Hayashida
Why would a woman with a background in healthcare sales and working with community non-profits choose to collaborate with churches to meet people’s needs? This is the story of Carol Hayashida.
Carol Hayashida is the Sr. Customer Success Manager for Unite Us, a platform that connects healthcare organizations and providers with community-based organizations across Hawaii to help improve the health outcomes for people. Together with Dr. Craig Nakatsuka and their core team, Faith Collaborative Hawaii brings churches together to meet people's felt and spiritual needs so individuals, families, and communities can be transformed as they experience the power and love of Jesus. 

Tuesday Dec 05, 2023

God’s Power for Maurer
Suzanne Maurer
How does a vibrant woman of faith, who continues to touch lives with the love of Jesus, navigate an unexpected change in life, one that would sideline most people? This is the story of Suzanne Maurer.
Suzanne Maurer served as the co-host of The Good Life Hawaii radio/podcast, her voice heard nationwide. A Bible study leader and women’s retreat speaker, she was the Christian Education teacher at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama (elementary), affectionately known as Kahu Kukana. She partnered with Charlie and Sachie Jones with Executive Ministries to produce the documentary Courage To Live, the story of Charlie and Lucy Wedemeyer and produced the music CD, Leo Nahenahe by Malia Ka’ai. Suzanne is married to Roland, a retired dentist.

Friday Dec 01, 2023

What Day Are You?
Steve Sombrero and Scott Hogle What Day Are You?
Why would a successful international businessman and consultant to many Fortune 500 companies and Asia based conglomerates, choose to write a children’s book? This is the story of Steve Sombrero. He is joined by bestselling author Scott Hogle.  
Steve Sombrero is the author with Candice Sombrero Ishikawa of, What Day Are You? A Simple Equation for Living Life in the Moment, a children’s book that tells profound truths to readers of all ages. Steve is the President and principal owner of Cushman & Wakefield ChaneyBrooks. He is also the Founder-owner of Aloha Beer Company. Scott Hogle is the President of iHeart Media Honolulu, Teaching Pastor at New Hope Oahu & Founding Member of The John Maxwell Team.

Wednesday Nov 08, 2023

When Life Crumbles: Finding Hope in Tough Times
Curtis and Deann Lewis
How would you respond if a medical professional told you that the child you once knew will no longer be the same due to a routine procedure that went wrong? Where would you find strength to make it through? What might God do in such a moment? This is the story of Curtis and Deann Lewis and their daughter Natalie.
Curtis and Deann Lewis are the authors of When Life Crumbles: Finding Hope in Tough Times. They are members of Faith Community Church in Palmdale, California where Curtis serves as the Pastor of Missions and Families. They have four children: Titus, Natalie, Haven and Colton. Curtis coached the women’s soccer team at The Master’s University for 16 seasons. Deann is a former dispatcher for the Beverly Hills Police Department.
Philippians 1:6 “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Thursday Sep 28, 2023

“A Heart for Lahaina: Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice” David Yamashiro,
David & Ululani Yamashiro started their Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice journey in Lahaina, Maui in December 2008. Their Lahaina shops have been the foundation of success. Most of their west-side staff were born and raised in Lahaina and have given many good years of their lives. From the first shave ice… till the last, served on August 7th, 2023, countless memorable experiences were delivered by this team. On Tuesday, August 8th, employees and all Lahaina residents suffered an unprecedented and horrendous wildfire that decimated the town. They lost their homes, schools, churches, and everything that they own. David and Ululani lost two shops and a warehouse in the fire. They have received numerous calls, texts, and emails from family, friends, and past customers to help. Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice is now providing support to their employees during this time of recovery and rebuilding with the help of generous donors.
Please donate what you can ( Sharing this link  ( will broaden our reach and help them achieve their goal. 75% of the donations from this GoFundMe page  ( go directly to help employees. 25% will go to Lahaina organizations that David and Ululani deem fit to distribute the proceeds to the Lahaina families with the greatest needs.

Thursday May 11, 2023

Facts on a 15-Week Fetus
Dr. Katrina Furth
What may happen as people come to understand more about embryonic and fetal development? Will they be more likely to support life-affirming policies? Are there facts about a fifteen-week-old fetus that may surprise you? Dr. Katrina Furth, an associate scholar at Lozier Institute shares her research findings.
Katrina Furth, Ph.D. earned her doctorate in neuroscience at Boston University, performing her dissertation research at the National Institutes of Health. Since graduating, she has worked as an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Thursday May 11, 2023

The Real Messiah
Dr. Jerry Newcombe
Is the Bible just a book written by men? How is one to understand that the Bible is full of God’s promises that are as relevant today as when Jesus walked on earth more than 2,000 years ago? In the book The Real Messiah: Prophecies Fulfilled by Dr. D James Kennedy and Dr. Jerry Newcombe, we are guided through dozens of Old Testament Messianic Prophesies that demonstrate how Jesus fulfilled them all.
Dr. Jerry Newcombe serves as the executive director of the Providence Forum and as senior producer and an on-air host and a columnist for D. James Kennedy Ministries. Jerry has produced or co-produced more than 80 one-hour television specials that have aired nationwide. Jerry is the co-author of bestsellers, George Washington’s Sacred Fire (with Dr. Peter Lillback) and What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? (with Dr. Kennedy). He is an associate minister at New Presbyterian Church, Wilton Manors, Florida. Jerry is married with two children and three grandchildren.

Tuesday May 09, 2023

Sovereign’s Capital
Jake Thomsen
What is faith driven investing? What are standards of excellence for a faith driven investor? Are capital markets able to advance the gospel around the world? How does God raise up a leader with global experiences for a key role of faith driven investing? This is the story of Jake Thomsen, a man with an eternal mindset in the world of investing.
Jake Thomsen is a Partner with Sovereign’s Capital, a venture capital fund that invests in faith driven entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia and the United States. Jake graduated magna cum laude in Economics from Pomona College, and later earned an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business and an MPP in International Development from Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. Jake lives with his wife Lauren and his twins (a daughter and son) in Washington, D.C.


The Good Life With Dr Danny 

Danny Yamashiro is the radio and podcast host of The Good Life with Dr. Danny, a daily Christian talk show in New England on WEZE and WROL of Salem Media Group Boston. He is a chaplain at MIT and co-chairperson of the Cambridge Roundtable on Science and Religion. He has ministered in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, North America, South America, in the Pacific and Atlantic islands. He earned his Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with research on the formation of American presidents at the intersection of childhood trauma and religious education. His master’s with a concentration in government is from Harvard Extension School. Earlier degrees are from Talbot School of Theology and Biola University. Danny miraculously survived falling 400 feet from a cliff in Hawaii while free climbing, at age 18. He is the founder at president of JCCY, Inc., with Formation Institute, a division based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Danny is married to Jamie. They have three adult children.

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