Author Archives: Light Stream

About Light Stream

Casandra Moreno Lombera is an author, blogger, and Emmy nominated television producer who grew up in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver communities. In junior high school, she promised her single mother that she would get straight A’s in order to graduate early and help her relocate to Aurora, Colorado. She did… and though women and Latinas were scarcely visible in television, she dreamed of a future in broadcast journalism. From an early age, Casandra wanted children and loved to write. She began her career in television (writing and reporting on camera) at the age of 18. She also began raising two very successful children as a single mom. Throughout her career, she became an award winning, television producer/program creator (receiving both the Imagen and Golden Eagle Awards); was executive producer of both public affairs and children’s programming at KWHY-TV, Channel 22; and worked on camera hosting public affairs talk shows for many years. More distinctive opportunities came her way, however her desire to write children’s books and to blaze new trails in the publishing world became irrepressible. Her dreams today focus on empowering youth, writing (particularly about God’s love for them), and raising money for the impoverished through organizations like Hope Worldwide https://www.hopeww.org/sslpage.aspx. Throughout her life, she has been passionate about hands-on giving to the community and has received many forms of appreciation (including a congressional commendation) for her efforts. She has served on several boards including Communications Bridge Institute, training disadvantaged youth in television production; St. Anne’s, building futures for at risk teens and unwed mothers; HOPE, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality; the American Diabetes Association fund raising committee; and the Consumer Advisory Committee for the California Contractors State Licensing Board. Casandra is also a recipient of La Opinion’s 2012 Mujeres Destacadas (Exceptional Women) Award. She is completely smitten with her husband, two children, and four grand babies who inspired Light Riders. Follow her @casandratweets and @Lightersbook on Twitter. Her blog is at http://www.shewentthere.wordpress.com. Direct Contact: Lightridersbook@gmail.com

SeaWorld’s Killer Wake Up Call

The Heartbreaking Events: We live in a world that thirsts for entertainment at the harmful expense of others including our animals and land. Advertisements

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When Garbage Became Priceless

The kids behind The Recycled Orchestra/Los Reciclados Orquesta will have your eyes tearing up with both compassion and celebration at the same time. Clearly this modern day occurrence was designed by God to alter our limited and entitled consciousness in … Continue reading

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Imagine What They Saw In Christmas

There it glimmered, an unimaginable future based on a plan that would physically and spiritually overtake our world of slavery and darkness through the birth of one babe.

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The Super Power of Sharing

You may recall my post in May of this year about Abercrombie & Fitch’s CEO, Mike Jeffries and his deplorable war against plus sized people…

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A Love That Protects Everyone

According to Gallup research, in the U.S., 77% of the adult population identify with a Christian religion… In my perspective, the diversity of beliefs, culture, practices, interpretation of doctrine, and lifestyle preferences within this group is so vast, it is … Continue reading

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The Gift of Undivided Attention

“But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.” -1Cor 2:16 nlt Many times I’ve asked God, what does this verse mean?

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Back on Monday

Finally made it back today, Monday, a day in the early Fall, to write again. Writing is an expression of thanks.

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