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Its Thursday, YAY!

Today on Praise Thursday we shared some amazing devotions from Our Daily Bread. The first one we shared was called “God’s Restoring Ways”. When we’ve hurt others or taken for granted God’s goodness in our life, it’s easy to assume we’ve forever marred the good gifts we’ve been given. But when we humbly turn to Him, we find His love is always reaching to embrace and restore. To read more click HERE. Our second devotional was called “The Baggage Activity”. Sometimes the burdens we carry make us feel like foreigners—alone and misunderstood—even among our peers. Read more HERE.

Q: What did Joseph do for the Pharaoh while he was in prison?

A: Interrupted dreams

Congratulations to Erika of Marengo for answering that question correctly, she won a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Navigating The Storms of Life

As we navigate life, there are often times when life gets so overwhelming we feel disoriented. In one of today’s devotionals called “Navigating the Storms of Life” we talked about this. When you’re feeling disoriented and lost, God’s faithful guidance through His Spirit and loving presence can comfort you and light your way. To read this devotional click HERE. Our other devotion was called “Not Taking Advantage”. The way we treat others reveals what we believe and value. When we choose to do good instead of harm, our actions might just prompt them to wonder about the God we know and love. To read this devotional for yourself click HERE.

Q: How many people boarded Noah’s Ark?

A: Eight

Congratulations to Pam of Fredericktown for answering that question correctly, she won a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Don’t Forget to Forgive

Today for Who Knew Wednesday, we focused in on forgiveness! July 7th is Global Forgiveness Day.

We read some very interesting stories and devotionals throughout the day, and this article tells you all that you need to know about the national holiday!

From Our Daily Bread, “Prejudice and Forgiveness” from Arthur Jackson told us a story about a man who had confessed his sin and prejudice in the most bold setting possible.

Who Am I?

  • I was born on this day of 1940 in London, England
  • I received my first drum set at 17 for Christmas, which would be my claim to fame
  • In 1962, I became the drummer for The Beatles, just two days before their next concert
  • After an extremely successful era with the band, I released my first solo album entitled “Sentimental Journey” in 1970
  • I was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
  • I now live peacefully in Los Angeles with my wife after just turning 81.

I am…Ringo Starr!!

Congratulations to Stephanie of Mount Vernon for correctly guessing today’s Who Am I Trivia and winning a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening,


In God We Trust

It was a great Independence Day weekend, but it’s a new week!

Today, I shared some Monday Motivation in the form of two devotionals from Our Daily Bread.

Read them here! -> “In God We Trust” and “Choosing to Honor God”

I also recapped July First Friday–an event that enticed an even larger crowd than June! With food, music, trains, dogs of all sizes, Main Street had it all on Friday night!

Name something you wouldn’t be able to do if your water was shut off.

  1. Bathe/Shower 58
  2. Cook 15
  3. Wash Hands 13
  4. Boil Water 3
  5. Flush 3
  6. Wash Dishes 3

Congratulations to Sandy of Mount Vernon for correctly guessing the top 2 answers to win the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening


Making Something Out of Nothing

Today, I recapped the Centerburg Heart of Ohio USA Days Festival that took place Thursday through Saturday this past weekend.

Now we look forward to July First Friday on the 2nd that I talked about briefly as well.

Of course, I also shared some Monday Motivation from Our Daily Bread.

I shared two devotionals. From Monica La Rose, you can read “God’s Protection” here and also “Legacy of Kindness” from Xochitl (sow-cheel) Dixon here.

Name something you pick.

  1. Flowers (28)
  2. Fruit (25)
  3. Nose (23)
  4. Dog/Pet (6)
  5. Teeth (6)

Congratulations to Jennifer of Mount Vernon for correctly guessing the top two answers and winning the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening!


All Eyes on Centerburg!

Today, I shared three devotionals from Our Daily Bread’s daily booklet that you can get for FREE at our booth at the Centerburg Heart of Ohio USA Days Festival!

The first one was titled “Imagine This!” from Arthur Jackson. Read it here!

The second from Amy Boucher Pye is called “Sharing Your Faith” and can be found here.

And finally, I read “The Life of Peace” by Bill Crowder.

Also, I was joined by the Big Blue Crew LIVE from Centerburg for the previously mentioned festival!

Tonight is Kids’ Night and Marcy gave us her view of the festivities! Food, rides, and even more fun planned for the next three days so make the trip to Centerburg to get your fix!

Outside of writing the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts, what was Luke’s occupation?

Luke was a doctor!

Congratulations to John from Utica for winning a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup with his correct response!

Thanks for listening!

— Jonathon

A Week Without the Bosses!

Marcy and Joe are on vacation, and they left the station in the hands of God, but also three college students so it kind of cancels out.

Today, we shared devotionals from Our Daily Bread for Monday Motivation

Here is Jonathon’s devotion from Amy Boucher Pye, “Sweeter Than Honey”.

And Kelsi’s from Dave Branon, “Seeking God”.

We also had a surprise guest on the show! Listener Dallas Dryburgh shared his thoughts on a special rendition of “The Blessing” that you can find at the following link.

Name a foreign accent that’s easy to tell what country the person comes from.

1- British (40)

2- French (26)

3- German (8)

4- Spanish (8)

5- Chinese (5)

6- Irish (3)

Congratulations to Jackie of Mount Vernon, who guessed the top two answers to win a $5 certificate to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening!

— Jonathon & Kelsi

The Anchor Who Will Never Fail

Today for Praise Thursday we shared two devotionals from Our Daily Bread. The first one we shared was called ‘Anchored in Truth’ written by Lisa M. Samra. She talks about the importance in being anchored in the promises of God, not of men. Read the full devotional by clicking here.

We also shared a devotional called ‘Something Much Bigger’ written by Jennifer Benson Schuldt, she talks about the idea of us being co-workers in God’s service. Read the full devotional by clicking here.

Q: Who did Samuel anoint as the first king of Israel?

A: Saul

Congratulations to Rachel of Gambier for correctly answering that question. She won a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Alyssa & Kelsi

The Power of Love & Prayer !

Lexie Flies solo today to bring you some inspirational devotionals about the power of love and prayer!

The first devotional Lexie shares is Forever Love by Xochitl Dixon

The second devotional Lexie reads is called Prompted to Pray written by James Banks

Who said these words: ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few’?

Answer: Jesus!

Congratulations to Karen! she guessed correctly and won a $5 gift certificate to Everlasting Cup!

Thank you so much for tuning into the Afternoon Drive! – Lexie

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