Merciful encounters.

That will be the focus of her discussion when Karen Bradwell, Director of Spirituality at Signature HealthCARE of Marietta, takes to the guest chair on WATC 57 TV’s ‘Atlanta Live.’

This will be the fourth appearance Bradwell has made on the network, which airs family, educational and Christian programming. ‘Atlanta Live’ is a nightly live program that showcases local ministries, musicians and civic leaders.

Bradwell, who has an MBA and a Ph.D. in Christian Psychology, plans to talk about the spiritual programming at Signature HealthCARE of Marietta, where she has worked for the past nine months.

“We are so proud to be able to bring spirituality to our people, meeting them at the point of their very need, and Karen’s vast capacity to love and listen is such a strong healing intervention,” said Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality for Signature.

Sometimes, Bradwell said, even people who have spent a lifetime practicing a faith or religion still might not have had a personal encounter with God. Others might have come to a recent realization that they need help and are also seeking a personal encounter with God.

“When they get to that point of brokenness and they experience it, it’s like, ‘wow – transformation.’ To see that happen, to me, is priceless.”

That topic is also the central theme in both of Bradwell’s books. The first, “Expect the Unexpected,” was self-published and earned her a nomination for the 2010 GAWA Georgia Author of the Year Award. For the second, “Seized by the Power of a Great Affection,” she is fielding interest from Charisma Media, a Florida-based Christian publisher and multi-media company.

At SHC of Marietta, Bradwell said she also relishes the opportunity to minister hope to those who have lost hope and might be wrestling to find purpose or meaning in life.

“It just blesses my heart to see how much the love of God really can affect someone’s life.”

Stay tuned for specific information on when Karen Bradwell’s segment on WATC will air. To visit WATC’s website, click HERE.