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The Official Blog of WNZR's Afternoon Drive

DIY apple butter…and cider!

It’s that time for the fall flavors of apples, pumpkin spice…so many colors…I love this time of year. You know, apples make me think of two of my favorite memories from childhood:

  • going on an apple picking field trip in 1st grade
  • going to a church gathering where we enjoyed slow-cooked apple butter out of a pot on a chilly Saturday night

I have always wanted to try to make my own apple butter…and now I know how! This is what you need:

  • 6 1/2 pounds apples – peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Find the instructions from My Baking Addiction by clicking here!

and what about apple cider? You can make that, too! Find out what you need by clicking here from Give Me Some Oven.

Today’s trivia: “In 2018, I surpassed Red Delicious as the apple cultivar with the highest production in the United States. It was the first time in over 50 years that any cultivar was produced more than Red Delicious. What type of apple am I?”

The answer? I am a GALA apple! Congratulations to Ruth from Mount Vernon who wins the $5 gift certificate to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd

New Music From Jordan Feliz! It Is The Afternoon Drive!

Alyssa & Lexie shared artist news and played a riveting game of song poetry!

Alyssa shares about a brand new album from Jordan Feliz. Check out the full story HERE.

Lexie shares an exciting announcement that Matthew West won ASCAP’s Christian songwriter of the year! Read the full story HERE.

” There’s a sign on the door, says, “Come as you are” but I doubt it

’cause if we lived like it was true, every Sunday morning pew would be

crowded. But didn’t you say the church should look more like a hospital

a safe place for the sick, the sinner and te scarred and the prodigals like me.

Matthew West- Truth Be Told

Thank you so much for listening to The Afternoon Drive!

– Lexie & Alyssa

The Rock of Ages…that doesn’t forget us.

Today’s Monday Motivation featured a reminder of the shelter God provides when we feel caught in a storm. Amy Boucher Pye shares “Shelter from the Storm” in this devotional from Our Daily Bread. Click here to read it!

Todd shared Lisa Samra’s “Never Forgotten..” click here to read it.

Name something that might ruin a romantic dinner:
1- an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend
2- bad or burnt food
3- getting sick
4- baby or children
5- bad service
6- a bug in the food
7- getting the bill

Congratulations to Stephanie from Mount Vernon, who wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd

NZ Top 10 for 10/16/20

Here’s this week’s countdown:

10. Josh Wilson – Revolutionary
9. Jeremy Camp – Keep Me in the Moment
8. Hope Darst – Peace Be Still
7. CAIN – Rise Up (Lazarus)
6. for King and Country f/Tori Kelly & Kirk Franklin – Together
5. Tauren Wells f/Jenn Johnson – Famous For (I Believe)
4. Danny Gokey – Love God, Love People
3. Chris Tomlin f/Lady A – Who You Are to Me
2. We the Kingdom – God So Loved
1. Zach Williams f/Dolly Parton – There Was Jesus (6th week at #1)

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – new songs added to the WNZR playlist this week: watch the acoustic video with Cory at the link below…

Cory Asbury – Sparrows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bZClJ-wH7o

Thanks for listening!
– Joe, Zoe and Alyssa

Remember The Water!

Today for Praise Thursday we shared two inspirational devotionals. Alyssa shared a devotional from Our Daily Bread called More Than Water talking about the importance of remembering our baptism and what that means. You can read it by clicking here.

Joe shared a devotional talking about being above all the concerns and fights of the world. Read Stay Above the Fray by clicking here.

Bible Trivia

Q: What was the disciple Matthew’s profession?

A: Tax Collector

Congratulations to Kathy from Mount Vernon for correctly guessing the answer to that question. She won a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening!
– Alyssa, Joe, and Lexie

A fantastic resource!

Today we shared ‘who knew?’ facts about the BibleProject, a great resource for your reading or sharing of the word. Their mission? “BibleProject is a nonprofit animation studio that produces short-form, fully animated Bible videos and other Bible resources to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere.”

Find out more here!

Don was our trivia winner today, correctly guessing that the BibleProject has done 10+ videos in 18 languages! He wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd

Town Halls and Christmas Tours!

Today we shared two updates from two of our favorite artists, Tauren Wells and for King and Country!

Wells will be hosting a discussion about faith, life and culture – it’s a ticketed event – you can learn more about it from JesusFreakHideout.com by clicking here.

For King and Country is launching a drive-in Christmas Tour! Find out more by clicking here.

And what was said to the rose
To make it unfold
Was said to me here in my chest
So be quiet now and rest

The correct answer? David Crowder Band with ‘Here Is Our King.’ Congratulations to Chris from Gambier, who wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Zoe

Our desperate need

Today’s Monday Motivation includes a reminder about our need for God from Pastor David Platt and Peter Chin’s devotional from Our Daily Bread, called ‘Not Second Rate.” Click here to read it.

In his book, Radical, Platt writes, “In the gospel, God reveals the depth of our need for him. He shows us that there is absolutely nothing we can do to come to him. We can’t manufacture Salvation…we can’t program Salvation…and we can’t produce Salvation. We can’t even initiate it.”

“God has to open our eyes, set us free, overcome our evil and come to us. This is the beauty of the gospel.” He did come to us, in the person of Jesus!

As long as you and I understand Salvation as a “checking off of boxes” to get to God, we will find ourselves in this meaningless sea of world religions that actually condemn the human race by exalting our supposed ability to get to God. On the other hand, when you and I realize that we are dead in sin and deserving of God’s wrath, with no way out on our own, we begin to discover our desperate need for Christ.

Our understanding of who God is (and who we are) dramatically affects our understanding of who Christ is and why we need him.

Name something ‘sloppy’ people spill their drinks all over…
1- Their clothes
2- Themselves
3- Carpet
4- Table
5- Other people

Congratulations to Peter of Gambier, who guessed correctly and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd (and Zoe)

NZ Top 10 for 10/9/20

Happy Friday – here’s this week’s countdown:

10. Tasha Layton – Into the Sea
9. Jeremy Camp – Keep Me in the Moment
8. Hope Darst – Peace Be Still
7. CAIN – Rise Up (Lazarus)
6. Tauren Wells f/Jenn Johnson – Famous For
5. Chris Tomlin f/Lady A – Who You Are to Me
4. for King and Country f/ Tori Kelly & Kirk Franklin – Together
3. Danny Gokey – Love God, Love People
2. We The Kingdom – God So Loved
1. Zach Williams f/Dolly Parton – There Was Jesus (5th week at #1)

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – new songs added to the WNZR playlist this week – find the extended video link

Maverick City Music f/Chandler Moore – Man of Your Word

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TrVCZF-4pI

Thanks for listening!
– Joe, Zoe and Alyssa

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