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Monday Motivation

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!

Jonathon

When plans don’t work out…

Today my plans got derailed a bit due to an equipment issue that knocked us off the air for about 15 minutes. I picked this devotional for Monday Motivation because it’s a good reminder of this question: how do you respond then your plans don’t work out? Or get postponed?

This passage is called “Imperfect Plans” from Jennifer Schuldt. Read it from Our Daily Bread by clicking here.

Name Something In A Person’s Closet That Only Comes Out On Special Occasions 
1. Suit/Tux (35)
2. Dress (26)
3. Jewelry (10)
4. Dress Shoes (6)
5. Shotgun (4)

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

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

Living a life “to the full”

Welcome to a new week! Today’s Monday Motivation focuses on John 10 and Jesus telling his followers that He came to give them life “to the full.”

Writer Remi Oyedele shares this devotional from Our Daily Bread. Click here to read it!

Remember, you have just a few more days to get your dad entered for ‘Take Dad to Dinner.’ Click here to find out all the info you need!

Name a Word That Rhymes With “Honey” 
1. Money (62)
2. Bunny (24)
3. Funny (7)
4. Sunny (6)

Congratulations to Karen from Mount Vernon, who guessed the top two answers and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

Living in the trunk…or the branches?

Today I shared a Monday Motivation reminder from Our Daily Bread writer Monica Brands rooted in the Paul’s letter in Ephesians.

You can read it by clicking here.

Name Something That Has to Be Licked 

Lollipop (33)
Ice Cream/Cone (32)
Stamp (11)
Popsicle (10)
Envelope (9)
Your Lips (2)

Congratulations to Tim from Mount Vernon, who guessed the top two answers and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

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”. https://odb.org/US/2021/03/22/sweeter-than-honey-2

And Kelsi’s from Dave Branon, “Seeking God”. https://odb.org/US/2020/04/13/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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtll3mNj5U

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

Choosing to hope…

Today we kicked off the show with Danny Gokey’s song, ‘New Day,’ which says, “this is a new day, everything’s bursting with hope…” and I started thinking, do we really feel that way? Sometimes, don’t we have to intentionally CHOOSE hope? That’s the topic of today’s Monday Motivation from author Lisa Samra. You can find the link to Our Daily Bread by clicking here.

Name something that might be full of holes…
1- swiss cheese (40)
2- clothes or socks (16)
3- an alibi/story (14)
4- net or fishing net (9)
5- colander/strainer (8)
6- golf course…screen…road/street (all with 2 votes)

Congratulations to Jackie from Mount Vernon, who guessed the top two answers correctly and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

Unexpected blessings

Today I’m sharing a devotional reminding us that our God specializes in making beauty from ashes, or as Elevation Worship sings, graves into gardens. Here’s a short passage from James Banks in Our Daily Bread, which takes us from Peter Pan to Ruth. Read ‘Hard Ground and Tender Mercy’ by clicking here.

If you had fingers the size of hot dogs, name two activities you might have trouble doing…
1- typing
2- put on clothes or shoes
3- sewing
4- braiding or combing your hair
5- picking up things

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

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

The Music ‘Heart Revolution’

Today’s Monday Motivation comes from author Bill Crowder and reminds us of the power of music. It can change the direction of our attitude and our day. It can give us great hope when we’re feeling down. It also started a revolution in Estonia!

Read more here with Bill’s devotional from Our Daily Bread.

Today’s Family Feud-style question:
If you lived in the Sahara Desert, name the top two things you’d have to get used to…

1- the heat
2- sand
3- sweating
4- insects
5- wind
6- squatting
7- sunburn
8- lack of water

Congratulations to Peter from Howard, who guessed those top two answers and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

Motivation for a snow day!

Today’s Monday Motivation comes from the book “3-Minute Devotions”…

#1 Laughter

On your feet now-applaud GOD! Bring a gift of laughter, sing yourselves into his presence.
Psalm 100:1-2 MSG

As children of the Creator Himself, we were made to laugh—to experience great joy. Our design didn’t include for us to carry the stress, worry, and heaviness every day. Go ahead! Ask God to give you a really good laugh today.
Prayer: Lord, help me to rediscover laughter. Help me to take every opportunity You bring to see the joy in life and the comedy that it brings to my world every day. Amen.

#2 Christian Living

You’re no longer wandering exiles. This kingdom of faith is now your home country. You’re no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here, with as much right to the name Christian as anyone.
Ephesians 2:19 MSG

What seems impossible on our own becomes a pleasure when we have help. We are never alone in our Christian journey. We are given one another, and we are even in touch with God’s Holy Spirit.
Prayer: O Lord, show me how You want me to be. Open my eyes, my heart, my spirit. Amen.

Name a subject on which people are always giving unwanted advice.
1 – your love life
2 – raising kids
3 – money
4 – weight/health
5 – cooking

Congratulations to Esther from Mount Vernon, who guessed the top two answers and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

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