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The Official Blog of WNZR's Afternoon Drive

Light for the Rejected

Today for Praise Thursday we shared two devotionals out of Our Daily Bread. Alyssa shared a devotional called “Refuge for the Rejected”. This devotional says, “When others misunderstand or reject us, God is our refuge.” To read the full devotional click HERE. The devotional that Kelsi shared is called “Light in the Dark”. The devotion was about how God is always with us in the dark times. He may show up in little ways but he is still there watching over us. To read the full devotional click HERE.

Q: What type of insect did John the Baptist eat in the desert?

A: Locusts

Congratulations to Kelly of Mount Vernon for correctly answering that question. She won a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Alyssa & Kelsi

Main Street update!

Today for Who Knew Wednesday, we heard from Main Street Mount Vernon’s Anthony McNeal about the return of First Fridays in downtown Mount Vernon. Click here to find the links to Anthony’s conversation with our own Wesley Boston on our Soundcloud account!

Today’s profile:
  • I was born on this date in 1820 in Tuscany, Italy, but I am British
  • The city where I was born is also my first name
  • I felt a call from God in 1837 to devote my life to the service of others
  • I was courted by a man for nine years, but rejected his proposal so I could pursue my calling
  • My signature work was in the Crimean War in reducing death rates among the wounded
  • One of my nicknames was “The Lady with the Lamp”
  • The British Government developed a fund in my name to help train nurses

I am…Florence Nightingale!

Congratulations to Maude from Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Jonathon

Out of the Ruins

Today for Artist News Day we shared two stories about Crowder and Mandisa. Both WNZR artists have remained incredibly active through the pandemic with great new music from both of them.

Mandisa has released a brand new single called “Ruins” which is out now. You can learn more about this new single and a new podcast from Mandisa by clicking here and listen to the song below:

Crowder has announced a new Fall Tour with over 30 stops. He will be heavily featuring new music from his upcoming album Milk and Honey. Learn more by clicking here and see the dates below:

Yesterday
I didn’t understand
Driving 35 with the rocket inside
Didn’t know what I had
While I’ve been waiting to live
My life’s been waiting on me

Congratulations to Bonnie of Mount Vernon for correctly answering that those lyrics were from MercyMe with their song “Say I Won’t”, she won 2 $5 gift cards to Everlasting Cup because these lyrics were a stumper from last week.

Thanks for listening!
– Alyssa & Kelsi

A call to forgiveness

This week’s Monday Motivation focuses on forgiveness and embracing the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Jonathon shared “Chosen to Forgive” from Our Daily Bread and author Elisa Morgan. Read it by clicking here.

Joe’s devotional is from author Lisa Samra, called “It’s Jesus.” Read more here.

Name an occupation that starts with the letter ‘J’:

1. Janitor (62)
2. Judge/Justice (19)
3. Jeweler (5)
4. Jockey (4)
5. Journalist (4)
6. Juggler (3)

Congratulations to Stacy from Mount Vernon who guessed our top two correctly and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup. Thanks for listening!

-Joe and Jonathon

NZ Top 10 for 5/7/21

Happy Mother’s Day weekend! Here’s this week’s countdown:

10. Lauren Daigle – Hold On to Me
9. We The Kingdom f/Bear Rinehart – Child of Love
8. Jordan St. Cyr – Fires
7. for King and Country – Amen
6. TobyMac – Help Is on the Way (Maybe Midnight)
5. Jeremy Camp – Out of My Hands
4. MercyMe – Say I Won’t
3. Crowder – Good God Almighty
2. Phil Wickham – Battle Belongs (spent 4 weeks at #1)
1. Zach Williams – Less Like Me (1st week at #1)

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – new songs added to the WNZR playlist today!
(look for video links below the album art)

Tasha Layton – Look What You’ve Done

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyfUdwGBjtk

Newsboys – Magnetic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LffVE-74ukY

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Zoe

Praise Thursday on National Day of Prayer

Today for Praise Thursday and National Day of Prayer we shared two devotionals out of Our Daily Bread. The first devotional we shared was called Know His Voice written by Julie Schwab and it talks about following Jesus because we become familiar with his voice as the good shepherd. You can read the full devotional by clicking here.

The second devotional we shared was called The One Who Saves written by James Banks and it talked about the extraordinary sacrifice that Jesus makes on the cross. Read the full devotional by clicking here.

Q: This woman was given to Jacob as a wife deceitfully before he could marry her younger sister, who he loved. 

A: Leah

Congratulations to Lyle of Sugarcreek for answering that question correctly and winning a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening!
– Alyssa & Kelsi

The first week of May – so much happening!

Today is one of those Who Knew Wednesday shows that has a lot to cover!

It’s Cinco de Mayo…here’s the scoop if you’re heading out for some Mexican food tonight:

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Wednesday, May 5 in 2021, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day. While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.

Read more here from the History Channel’s website.

Tomorrow is the National Day of Prayerread more at our WNZR page by clicking here.

Mother’s Day is Sunday! Don’t forget…

Jonathon found some fun facts about Mother’s Day from Town and Country magazine. Click here to read more.

Who Am I? Who Knew Wednesday Trivia:

  • I was born on this date in 1988 in London, England
  • I started singing when I was four
  • My mom raised me while working as a furniture maker
  • I attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology
  • I’ve won 15 Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist in 2009
  • I was appointed an MBE in 2013, which means Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, and received my award from Prince Charles
  • I’m also a mother to one son

I am…singer and songwriter Adele (Laurie Blue Adkins). Congratulations to Becky from St. Louisville, who guessed correctly and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Jonathon

Welcome Kelsi Brake!

Today for Artist News Day we welcomed Kelsi Brake as a co-host on the Afternoon Drive for this summer. We shared two stories about MercyMe and Elevation Worship collaborating with Maverick City Music for their album.

MercyMe has announced their new Fall Tour which is called inhale (exhale), the same name of their most recent studio album which released on April 30th. You can learn more about this tour by clicking here.

Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music have released their collaboration album entitled Old Church Basement. Here’s Elevation Worship’s Chris Brown thoughts on the album, “Before any lights and a stage, for a lot of us it was just a few chords on an acoustic guitar or piano in a youth room with a few of our friends. This collection of songs is so special to us as it’s reminiscent of when we first fell in love with worshipping God.” Learn more about this album by clicking here and watch the video for their hit song off of this album “Jireh” below:

Yesterday
I didn’t understand
Driving 35 with the rocket inside
Didn’t know what I had
While I’ve been waiting to live
My life’s been waiting on me

These lyrics were a stumper so we will bring them back for next week’s game of Song Poetry.

Thanks for listening!
– Alyssa & Kelsi

Welcome, Jonathon!

Today we welcome Jonathon Langdon to the Afternoon Drive – he and Kelsi Brake will join Alyssa, Zoe and I throughout the summer months while MVNU is on break.

We’re starting this week, as we always do, with some Monday Motivation. Jonathon’s devotional today is from In Touch ministries and is called “Faith is Assurance.” Click here to read more!

Joe’s devotional is from Patricia Raybon and reminds us how we can find joy in praise. Read more from Our Daily Bread by clicking here!

Name something you might offer someone, even if they didn’t ask for it:
1- food (26)
2- drink (24)
3- advice (14)
4- help (9)
5T- money (7)
5T- mint (7)
6- a place to sit (4)

Congratulations to Missy from Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Jonathon

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