NZ Top 10 + New Music Friday – July 3rd

Here’s this weeks NZ Top 10:

10: Jeremy Camp – He Knows

9: Blanca – Who I Am

8: Building 429 – Impossible


6: MercyMe – Flawless

5: Matt Maher – Because He Lives

4: Third Day ft. All Sons and Daughters – Soul on Fire

3: Hawk Nelson – Drops In The Ocean

2: For King & Country – Shoulders

1: Francesca Battistelli – Holy Spirit

New Music (Click each for video)

7eventh Time Down – Promises

I Am They – We Are Yours

Our word of the day was epenthesis, which is the insertion of a letter or sound into a word. You can see more on that word here.

Have a fantastic 4th of July weekend!


Praise Thursday – July 2, 2015

PRAISE THURSDAY THEME: What does the Bible have to tell us when things don’t go our way?  We all know that disappointments, large or small, can lead to discouragement, which can then lead to downright anger.  So where we can we go when we feel that slide towards disappointment?

I think several passages rise up when we consider this question.  I am praising God today because His word guides me through these times.  James 1 reminds us that we can ‘consider it pure joy’ when we face trials. In 2015, that may seem oxymoronic or downright crazy!  But James wasn’t trying to be insensitive; instead, he’s urging us to rejoice because of what God will accomplish through our trials.  Earthly trials produce spiritual endurance and eventual spiritual maturity, or I would call perspective.

James also gets us started in the right direction – he says that if we lack wisdom, we should ASK GOD. We’ve got to remember to ask God first, then believe and not doubt when the direction is given.  After all, He’s got the bigger picture in mind.

Here are some other encouraging verses concerning disappointment:

Jeremiah 29:11
Romans 8:28
Philippians 4:6-7
Colossians 3:23-25

WORD OF THE DAY: ergonomic (adjective): intended to provide optimum comfort and to avoid stress or injury.

FIREWORKS UPDATE:  Don’t forget – there are TWO celebrations this year in Mount Vernon: Friday night 7/3 at dusk (10pm) over Memorial Park (WNZR Fireworks Viewing Party link here) and Saturday 7/4 at Ariel-Foundation Park with a laser light show at 9:30 and a fireworks finale at 10:00.

Thanks for listening and Happy 4th of July!


Who Knew Wednesday – July 4th Weekend

Wfc_pyrotechnic_displayToday was Who Knew Wednesday and we gave you all the details on all the different festivities taking place around Knox County this 4th of July weekend.

On Friday, July 3rd, you can head over to Mount Vernon’s July First Friday. WNZR will be going On The Road Without Big Blue (see what I did there?) to First Friday on the public square of downtown Mount Vernon from 6 pm – 9 pm. For more information on what we will be giving away and all of the other First Friday events, you can head over here.

The reason we will be On The Road Without Big Blue at First Friday is because we will be On The Road WITH Big Blue that same night at our WNZR Fireworks Viewing Party. The party starts at 8 pm and then at 9 pm, your family has the chance to compete in our annual Liberty Games, where you can win The Roar and Explore Prize Package from Experience Columbus, valued at over $500! The prize package includes tickets to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Zoombezi Bay, Cosi, and more. And even if you don’t win, you’ll still have the BEST view of the fireworks in all of Mount Vernon at 10 pm. You can click here to find out more information about the party, or click here to invite your friends!

Then, after you fit in all that patriotic fun on Friday night, make sure to get a good night’s sleep so you and your family can enjoy even more festivities on Saturday! The Ariel Foundation Park Grand Opening Celebration will we taking place from 1 pm – 10 pm, and there will be tons of activities all over the park throughout the entire day, including a lazer light show and fireworks finale to close the celebration. You can find the complete list of activities and more information on the celebration here.

Our word of the day was esculent, an adjective meaning edible or fit for eating. You can see more on that word over here.

Have a great Wednesday evening!


Game Time Tuesday

Today, Joe and I returned to the show after having missed a few days for our WNZR Leadership Team retreat. It was Game Time Tuesday and we played song poetry with these lyrics:

          And this is who You are, more constant than the stars

          Up in the sky, all these years, all my life

Katie from Mount Vernon called in and correctly guessed that those lyrics belong Colton Dixon’s song, Through All Of It.

We talked about the new Hillsong UNITED movie, Hillsong: Let Hope Rise, coming out later this year. The movie, which hits theaters September 30th, follows the rise to popularity of the Australian-based worship band. You can check out the trailer and find more information on the film by clicking here.

We also did a little recap of our WNZR retreat, where we really focused on finding our identity in Christ and letting God build His Kingdom in our hearts, so that we can then go out and build His Kingdom in the world. A great song that really stresses this idea is Build Your Kingdom Here by Rend Collective, and you can check out the video for that over here.

Plus, we shared some information on our WNZR Fireworks Viewing Party that is coming up THIS Friday, July 3rd. You can find out all the details on that event here.

Our word of the day was exacerbate (not to be confused with exasperate). It’s a noun that means to make more bitter or severe, or to make a situation worse.

Have a great week!


Praise Thursday – Selfishness

Today, we talked about selfishness on the Afternoon Drive.

First, shared Philippians 2:3-7, which you can read here.

We also shared the Five Fingerprints of Identity (1 Peter 2:9-10) :

1. I am completely accepted (Ephesians 1:4-5)

2. I am extremely valuable (Titus 3:7 & Ephesians 2:10)

3. I am eternally loved (Psalm 100:5)

4. I am totally forgiven (Romans 8:1)

5. I am fully capable (Acts 26:18)

These fingerprints were taken from a sermon by Rick Warren on finding your true identity in Christ, and you can watch the full thing here.

Our word of the day is suffrage, which means the right to vote.

Have a great end to your week and thanks for listening!


Game Time Tuesday

Today was Game Time Tuesday and WE FINALLY GOT A BUZZWORD WINNER!!! We had a three-week stumper with the word “Bill” and Heidi from Bellville called in and was our winner!

Our word of the day was sclaff, which is a verb that means to scrape the ground instead of hitting the ball cleanly on a golf stroke.

Have a terrific Tuesday and make sure you come see us tomorrow at the Centerburg Heart of Ohio Days Festival!


Mystery Name Monday

Today was Mystery Monday and we talked all about names.

We found the Social Security Administration’s list of the top 100 girl and boy names over the past 100 years, so for our mystery question, we asked for the top male name and the top female name. Erin from Howard correctly guessed that the names were James and Mary. You can see the full list here.

We also played with a fun name generator we found from Time Magazine, where you enter your name, birth year, and gender to find out what your name would be if you were born today. Joe’s first and middle names, Joseph Dale, would be Matthew Carson, and mine, Jessica Paige, would be Emma Alexa. To find out what your name would be, just click here! (Warning- it’s kind of addicting!)

Our word of the day was sempiternal, an adjective meaning of never-ending duration or everlasting.

Have a great week!



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