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Good Work and Finish Strong!

Today on the show we shared some devotionals from Our Daily Bread. We also talked about how Mom’s Night Out is quickly approaching. We also gave an update on our Lifeline 2022 total which is now at $81,221!

Here are our devotionals today from Our Daily Bread:

Jonathon’s devotional is titled, “Finish Strong!” You can find the link here.

Dylan’s devotional is titled, “A Good Work”. You can find the link here.

We didn’t have a trivia question today because we were off the air! Make sure to listen in next week as we will resume our trivia questions!

Thanks for listening!

-Dylan and Jonathon

The Essence Of Prayer

Today on the show we talked about our new Lifeline 2022 total of $75,599! We also shared devotionals from Our Daily bread. And, of course, we had our Bible trivia where one lucky person has a chance to win a 2021 Voice of The Cougars Drawstring Backpack!

Here are our devotionals from Our Daily Bread:

Jonathon’s devotional is titled, “Past The Boundaries Of Knowing”. You can find the link here.

Dylan’s devotional is titled, “The Essence Of Prayer”. You can find the link here.

Question: Who got Joseph thrown into prison by lying about him?
Answer:  Potiphar’s wife

Congratulations to Tammy of Alexandria for guessing the correct answer! She wins a 2021 Voice of The Cougars Drawstring Backpack!

Thanks for listening!

-Dylan and Jonathon

It’s Hope Week!

As we prepare for Lifeline 2022, Joe and I shared our thoughts about this year’s theme: “You Keep Hope Alive”.

Romans 15:13 (ESV) “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

The world is a fearful and unsatisfying place without the hope of eternal life with Jesus. Apart from the expectation that comes from the hope of heaven, our world can seem to be lacking in peace, celebration, or joy.

There is life in hope. There is joy in hope. There is purpose in hope.

Hope is to be at the foundation of all our decisions, emotions, and pursuits. Hope fills us with joy in the middle of trials and perseverance in the midst of failure. Hope guides us to abundant life.

Our heavenly Father longs to make us a people of hope. He longs for his followers to live a lifestyle that declares to the world, “This life is not all there is.” He longs to fill us with a heavenly perspective that we might throw off pursuits of worldly pleasure and live for eternity with him.

Sometimes we can lose hope. We can get distracted, discouraged and unfocused. Why does this happen?

We fail to embrace to fruits of the spirit – the very things we ask for that we fail to do ourselves.

Do we love well? Or get bogged down in hate?

Do we choose joy? Or choose grumpy?

Do we promote peace? Or spread and promote conflict?

Do we demonstrate patience? Or fly off the handle?

Do we offer kindness? Or are we offering indifference?

Do we seek goodness? Or seeking the negative and critical?

Do we ground ourselves in faith? Or trust our own understanding?

Do we embrace gentleness? Or are we rough around the edges?

Do we embody self-control? Or is it anything goes?

What about things like forgiveness? Think about this: if God forgave you like you forgive others, where would you be?

Is it more about Him? Or more about us?

Name something you pick.
  1. Flowers – 28
  2. Fruit – 25
  3. Nose – 23
  4. Dog/Pet – 6
  5. Teeth – 6

Congratulations to Dallas and Charla of Utica for correctly guessing this week’s Family Feud for a Voice of the Cougars drawstring backpack!

Thanks for listening,

Jonathon & Joe

Love Over Hate

Today on the show we talked about how Lifeline 2022 is quickly approaching. We also shared some devotionals from Our Daily Bread.

Here are both of our devotionals from Our Daily Bread:

Jonathon’s devotional is titled, “The Perfect Name”. You can find the link here.

Dylan’s devotional is titled, “Stronger Than Hate”. You can find the link here.

Question: Which book did David write the most of?
Answer: Psalms

Congratulations to Mackenzie of Mount Vernon for guessing the correct answer! She wins a 2021 Voice of the Cougars Drawstring Backpack.

Thanks for listening!

-Dylan and Jonathon

Concerts and Albums

It’s Artist News Day today on the show. I talked about how Lifeline 2022 is coming up. I also shared some artist news about artists related to the station.

Here are both of the stories that I used:

Last week, Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin announced that they are going to tour together. The tour is called the Kingdom Tour which will feature special guests Jonathan McReynolds and Housefires. The tour kicks off June 1st at the FTX Arena in Miami, FL and wraps up in Denver, CO at Ball Arena on July 31st.

They will be in Cleveland on Friday, June 17th at the Blossom Music Center.

They’ll also make an appearance in Columbus on Wednesday, June 22nd at the Schottenstein Center.

Tickets go on sale starting this Friday, March 18th at 10am on Ticketmaster.

This past Friday, Jordan Feliz released his Say It (Deluxe) album. It has 18 tracks in it and it is his third full length album ever. One song that is in it is a song that we play here on WNZR titled “Jesus Is Coming Back” featuring both Mandisa and Jonathon Traylor. “Jesus Is Coming Back” is quickly rising up the charts. As of last week, it was number seven on the Billboard NCA Monitored chart and number four on the AC Indicator Chart.

Here is what Jordan had to say on the song. “‘Jesus Is Coming Back’ is one of my favorite songs…and being able to have Jonathan Traylor and Mandisa sing on this has been massive,” he said. “I’ve known Mandisa for four or five years…she’s just the sweetest human. And I’ve been a fan of Jonathan’s ever since hearing him sing. They are two incredible people and singers, and they brought so much to this song.”

Some other songs in the album include; Glorify, Stained Glass, Next To Me, and many more! There are 18 songs in the album.

We gotta stay awake ’cause nobody knows the day or time, no
The trumpet’s gonna blow and the skies are gonna open wide
Ooh, yeah. He’s coming for us (Yeah, yeah) just like He told us (Yeah, yeah)
It’s been a long wait (Yeah, yeah) but there’s a new day (Yeah, yeah)
And we’re gonna sing Hallelujah when the King arrives (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Oh, you know you gotta

We had a stumper this week! Make sure to tune in next week for a chance to win TWO 2021 Voice of The Cougars drawstring backpacks!

Thanks for listening!

-Dylan

“Genuine Hope”

Today on the show we shared devotionals from Our Daily Bread. We also had our weekly Bible trivia where one lucky person has a chance to win a Voice of the Cougars Drawstring Backpack.

Here are our devotionals from Our Daily Bread:

Dylan’s devotional is titled, “Genuine Hope”. You can find the link here.

Jonathon’s devotional is titled, “Shining Light”. You can find the link here.

Question: What was the goal of building the Tower of Babel?
Answer: To reach Heaven (God).

Congratulations to Mary Ann of Martinsburg for guessing the correct answer! She wins a 2021 Voice of the Cougars Drawstring Backpack!

Thanks for listening!

-Dylan and Jonathon

Coming Together to Hear the Good News!

Spring Break is underway for us here at MVNU, but we still want to give you some motivation for those preparing for another typical week.

I shared two special devotionals tied to togetherness.

First, Xochitl Dixon’s devotional “We Are One” shared an inspirational story from a small farming community.

Despite the negativity that can come with natural disasters, Winn Collier’s “The Joy of Good News” shared how Alaskans came together to spread joy through the chaos.

Thanks for listening!

Jonathon

Albums and EPs On the Way!

This week, we highlighted some new albums from two artists that are either already here or on the way!

Jordan St. Cyr has been a busy man to start the year. He is set to release his first full length album on March 4th. He is also celebrating his single “Weary Traveler” which is currently No. 1 on radio’s AC Indicator Chart for the second week in a row! Jordan St. Cyr began the year being named the No. 2 Top New Christian Artist of 2021, according to Billboard. His hit “Weary Traveler” continues to be added on radio stations across the country. It is also in the top ten on the Christian Airplay and AC Monitored charts. 

Here is what he had to say on the release of his upcoming album. “My prayer for this album is that these songs would bring comfort and joy to those who hear them. It is also my prayer that listeners would be more hopeful and open to the depths of God’s love for them knowing that their circumstances are not a reflection of how God feels about them, rather that their circumstances would reveal the closeness and nearness of the Holy Spirit.”  

He recently wrapped up his tour with Anne Wilson and is now gearing up for Jeremy Camp’s “I Still Believe Tour,” which kicks off next month. 

Maverick City Music continue to release brand new music with their first album of 2022! The EP entitled “Breathe” was released to celebrate Black History Month and features Joe L Barnes, Maryanne George, Naomi Raine, Chandler Moore and Dante Bowe backed by the Mav City Gospel Choir. The EP features live and studio versions of standout songs lifted from 2021’s Jubilee: Juneteenth album, including “Breathe,” “Joy of the Lord,” and “Make it Right,” plus three all-new original recordings. The Breathe EP serves as a reminder to all who listen to take a moment to breathe and celebrate life and the legacy of black gospel music.

Also, don’t forget that Steven Curtis Chapman will be in Mansfield this March! The Christian musician will bring his tour to Crossroads Church Thursday, March 24th starting at 7:00pm thanks to Rise FM.

For more information on the show, visit https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6632687/an-evening-with-steven-curtis-chapman-mansfield-crossroads-church-mansfieldoh

I’ve been thinking ’bout time
And where does it go
How can I stop my life from passing me by, I don’t know

Congratulations to Kaleb of Fredericktown for correctly guessing that today’s song was Keep Me In the Moment by Jeremy Camp! Kaleb wins a Voice of the Cougars drawstring backpack!

Thanks for listening!

Jonathon and Dylan

“Sweet Sleep”

Today on the show we shared our devotionals from Our Daily Bread. We also gave away two prizes from our Spread The Love Valentine’s Day Giveaway.

Here is our devotionals from Our Daily Bread:

Jonathon’s devotional is titled, “When The Splendor Is Gone”. You can find the link here.

Dylan’s devotional is titled, “Sweet Sleep”. You can find the link here.

Here are the winners of our Spread The Love Valentine’s Day Giveaway:

Congratulations to Beth and Rendell of Mount Vernon! They are both entered for a chance to win our grand prize drawing of an overnight stay at the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel and 4 hours of housecleaning from Carefree Cleaning Company.

Thanks for listening!

-Dylan and Jonathon

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