A powerful speaker and decorated war hero, Sergeant Keni Thomas will captivate you as he shares his incredible story of extraordinary individuals and how they fought to bring each other home.  Sergeant Keni Thomas, will join Dr. Paula Joyce host of Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit radio program on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel Thursday, July 10 at 8 AM Pacific Time.

In 1993 Sergeant Keni Thomas was deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia with the 3rd Ranger Battalion as part of an elite special operations. Their mission was to find and capture a criminal warlord named Mohammed Farrah Aideed. Keni and his fellow rangers distinguished themselves in an 18-hour fire-fight that was recounted in the highly successful book and movie, “Blackhawk Down”. 19 Americans gave their lives and 78 were wounded in the worst urban combat seen by US troops since WWII. Drawing from his experiences on the battlefield, Keni inspires people to achieve greatness by stressing the importance of outstanding leadership at every level, even if the only person you are leading is yourself. His message of “Train as you fight – Fight as you train and Lead By Example” epitomizes the Ranger motto “Rangers Lead the Way!” He believes “Leadership has never been about the rank or the position you hold. It’s about the example you set.” Keni is a humble, wise and courageous leader whose kindness and generosity of spirit shine brightly.

Keni is now an award winning country music recording artist and songwriter. He and his band Cornbread were featured in the movie “Sweet Home Alabama”. Keni continues to serve our troops with tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a regular guest on all major news networks as a military analyst, was recognized by the President of the United States, received the American Patriot Award and is the national spokesman for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

To hear more bestselling authors and world renowned guests like Dr. Bernie Siegel, Dr. Larry Dossey, The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, David Whyte, Patricia Evans and Imara be sure to listen to the podcasts of previous shows.“Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit” airs live on Thursdays at 8 AM Pacific / 10 AM Central / 11 AM Eastern on The VoiceAmerica 7thWave Channel.

Learning to see life from a spiritual perspective can change the way we think, which changes everything. As we let go of fear, worry, regret, blame, anger, guilt, resentment, jealousy and shame, we can create the loving, joyful, prosperous, healthy life that we want and deserve.  The best or worst place to live is in our own mind. You will learn how to weed out the negativity and to be grateful and positive in word, thought and deed, resulting in your ever-increasing happiness.