NZ Top 10 February 12

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This week’s NZ Top 10:

10. Be One by Natalie Grant
9. There is Power by Lincoln Brewster
8. Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin
7. You are Loved by Stars Go Dim
6. Same Power by Jeremy Camp
5. Grace Wins by Mathew West
4. Flawless by MercyMe
3. My Story by Big Daddy Weave
2. The River by Jordan Feliz
1. Just Be Held by Casting Crowns

Word of the Day
1. short and stout

Have a great Valentines weekend,

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Build Your Kingdom…where?

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Today we started sharing some of the reasons behind choosing “Build Your Kingdom Here” as our theme for Lifeline 2016.

Reason #1 – the song from Rend Collective, which starts with these lines:

Come set your rule and reign, in our hearts again...

Reason #2 – Luke 17:20-21

20 Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.” (or “in your midst”, NIV)

The point of all this is to remind us that the ‘kingdom’ of God starts in our hearts!  He needs to take His rightful place on the throne of our heart.  So the question becomes, are we making room for Him there?  Have we made sure to create good habits to allow Him to take his rightful place? To start his construction project? Are we crying out to him to, once again, take rule in our hearts?

Revelation 3 reminds us that he’s standing at the door and knocking…are we answering and letting him in?

Today’s word of the day: INTERSTITIAL (in-ter-STISH-ul), meaning…
pertaining to, situated in, or forming small or narrow spaces or intervals between things or parts; in anatomy. situated between the cells of structure or part: interstitial tissue.

Thanks for listening!


Valentines Who Knew Wednesday

Okay, we have a secret for you.  Are you ready? Valentines Day is this Sunday! Don’t worry you have plenty of time to get your sweetie a special something! With all this hullabaloo does it make you wonder why? Why doe we celebrate this day, what do other people do, when did it all start? Jess and I were thinking the same thing!

Today on the Afternoon Drive we shared facts all about Valentines day! We also shared some funny stories about our past Valentines Days.  In case you missed some of this you can find it all below!  Also check out our word of the day!

  1. The most popular theory about Valentine’s Day origin is that Emperor Claudius II didn’t want Roman men to marry during wartime. Bishop Valentine went against his wishes and performed secret weddings. For this, Valentine was jailed and executed. While in jail he wrote a note to the jailer’s daughter signing it “from your Valentine”.

2. In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card.

3. Based on retail statistics, about 3 per cent of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets.

4. About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. This makes it the second largest seasonal card sending time of the year

5. Or you could pop over to Finland where Valentine’s Day is called Ystävänpäivä, which translates into “Friend’s day”. It’s more about remembering your buddies than your loved ones.

6. Many believe the X symbol became synonymous with the kiss in medieval times. People who couldn’t write their names signed in front of a witness with an X. The X was then kissed to show their sincerity.

7. Girls of medieval times ate bizarre foods on St. Valentine’s Day to make them dream of their future spouse.

8. In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned onto their sleeves for one week for everyone to see. This was the origin of the expression “to wear your heart on your sleeve.”

9. In 1537, England’s King Henry VII officially declared Feb. 14 the holiday of St. Valentine’s Day.

10. Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day in the late 1800’s.

11. More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine’s Day.

12. 73 percent of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.

13. Over $1 bill ion worth of chocolate is purchased for Valentine’s Day in the U.S.

14. Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines day gifts

15. Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.

16. 220,000 is the average number of wedding proposals on Valentine’s Day each year.

17. Every Valentine’s Day, the Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet.

Word of the Day
1.  a very noisy and confused situation

Have a fantastic Wednesday,


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Twinkies & Game Time Tuesday

Today, we did something a little different for Game Time Tuesday – we made it all about Twinkies!

We gave you some different recipes involving Twinkies:


Things you’ll need:

  • 2 1/3 cups milk
  • 6 Twinkies
  • 4 chocolate-covered mint cookies
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream

In a blender, combine 2 cups of the milk and the Twinkies and blend for 5 to 10 seconds. Add the cookies and syrup and blend until smooth, then add the ice cream and blend until smooth once again. Pour in the remaining 1/3 cup milk and blend until thoroughly mixed. Serve immediately.


Things you’ll need:

  • 6 Twinkies
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup drained canned crushed pineapple in juice
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter a 9-inch pie pan and dust with flour. Tear each Twinkie into 6 pieces and place in a bowl. Add the beaten eggs and mix gently to coat. Blend in the pineapple and butter, then spoon into the prepared pan. Place in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned. Allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving.


Things you’ll need:

  • 4 Twinkies
  • 4 bananas, halved lenghtwise
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 1 jar strawberry topping
  • 1 jar pineapple topping
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashews
  • 4 maraschino cherries

Place 1 Twinkie in each of 4 banana split dishes and arrange a banana half on either side of each Twinkie. Place 2 scoops of ice cream with each Twinkie. Top with the strawberry and pineapple toppings and a dollop of whipped topping. Sprinkle on the cashews and top with a cherry. Serve immediately.

(Recipes are from The Twinkies Cookbook)

Since we shared some recipes about Twinkies, we decided to play some games and give away a couple prize bags featuring banana flavored Twinkies!

We played song poetry with the lyrics I’m a brand new man in a foreign land / I’m a man who’s feelin’ that fire / And it’s all so clear when I’m standing here at the peak of my desire. Jane from Mount Vernon called in and correctly guessed that those lyrics belong to TobyMac’s song Burn For You.

Also, Rodney from Gambier won Name That Tune, which was Hope Is What We Crave by For King & Country.

Our Word of the Day was peccadillo, a noun meaning a slight offense. You can read more on that here.

Have a terrific Tuesday evening!



Mystery Super Bowl Monday

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Today we almost stumped you on the Mystery Monday post-Super Bowl question:

Only TWO men have played in and won a Super Bowl and then come back and won the game as a head coach.  Who are they?

Mike Ditka – player on the Dallas Cowboys in SB VI, head coach of the Chicago Bears in SB XX.

Tony Dungy – player on the Pittsburgh Steelers in SB XIII, head coach of the Indianapolis Colts in SB XLI.

We would have had three, but Tom Flores didn’t play in Super Bowl IV for the Chiefs, even though he was on the team.  He later coached the Raiders to two Super Bowl wins.

Tony Dungy, by the way, will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer. Yesterday, Gary Kubiak took the team he played for to a Super Bowl win as head coach. Kubiak was John Elway’s backup on the Broncos back in the 1980’s when they lost three times in the big game.

Our Word of the Day is SAGACITY – meaning acuteness of mental discernment and soundness of judgment.

Thanks for listening!


PHOTO CREDITS: Ditka – Sports On Earth; Dungy – The Indy Channel

NZ Top 10 {2/5}

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Today on the show we announced this weeks NZ Top 10! We also announced the Valentines Banquet ticket sales have extended and the time are listed below! Don’t forget to check out the Word of the Day and try to use in your vocabulary some time this weekend!

10. Good Good Father/ Chris Tomlin
9. There is Power/ Lincoln Brewster
8. Feel It/ TobyMac ft Mr. Talkbox
7. You are Loved/ Stars Go Dim
6. Grace Wins/ Mathew West
5. Same Power/ Jeremy Camp
4. Flawless/ MercyMe
3. My Story/ Big Daddy Weave
2. The River/ Jordan Feliz
1. Just Be Held/ Casting Crowns


**The ticket sales deadline has been EXTENDED to Monday at 8am**
To buy the tickets come to the WNZR studio at the times indicated below.  We are located on the second floor of Founders Hall on the Mount Vernon Nazarene University campus.

Friday hours – 4-6pm and 7-8pm
Saturday hours – 9:30am – 1pm and 3pm – 8pm
Sunday hours – 9am – Noon
Monday hours – 6am – 8am


Word of the Day
1. of no real value; trifling; worthless.

Have a fantastic weekend,




Who’s your confidant?


We continued our series today on good habits we can start or renew in 2016.  The last one from the book, Lead Like Jesus, by Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges, is the habit of involving ourselves in supportive relationships.  This is also called the habit of intimate community.

This can be your Sunday School class, a lunch group, small group, men’s group, women’s group, band of brothers, etc.  Let’s face it – sometimes we don’t view feedback positively. We look at it as a bother or irritant.  Blanchard and Hodges remind us that feedback is a gift! Don’t remove the trusted messengers in your life that can speak truth, lovingly, into your week. Oh, and return the favor!  Be a truth-teller in their life, too.

Some good verses on this topic: Hebrews 10:24-25; Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, 12

Today’s Word of the Day was related to our discussion – CONFIDANT (CAHN-fid-ahnt), which means a close friend or associate to whom secrets are confided; with whom private matters and problems are discussed.

Thanks for listening!




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