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Confession and Forgiveness

Today we shared devotionals about the power of confession and the forgiveness God provides.

In ‘Blocked Prayers,’ Dave Branon shares the story of how sometimes we can allow dust to interrupt our prayer life. Click here to read more.

In Arthur Jackson‘s ‘Triumph of Forgiveness,’ he writes about the beauty of these two concepts… Click here to read more.

Name a musical instrument you do NOT blow into.

1- guitar (39 votes)
2- piano (35)
3- drums (11)
4- violin (11)

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

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Jonathon

God’s Promises and Power

Today’s Monday Motivation focused on devotionals from Anne Cetas, senior content editor at Our Daily Bread.

I shared a reminder about the power and gift of the Holy Spirit, called ‘Jesus Promise to You.’ Read it by clicking here.

Jonathon shared Anne’s devotional called ‘The Power of God.’ Read it by clicking here.

Name something that the city of Chicago is known for:
1- The Chicago Fire
2- The Windy City
3- Willis Tower
4- The Chicago Bulls/Michael Jordan

Congratulations to Jennifer from Centerburg, who guessed the top two answers and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup. It’s also her birthday today!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Jonathon

Holding on…and pruning…

Today we shared Monday Motivation focused on John 10 and John 15.

Joe shared Marvin Williams’ devotional, “He Won’t Let Us Go.” You can read it by clicking here.

Jonathon shared Adam Holz’s words about “Pruned to Thrive.” Read it here!

Name a kind of footwear a bride would never wear on her wedding day:
1- sneakers (51 votes)
2- boots (14)
3- slippers (12)
4- sandals (9)
5- flats (6)
6- thongs (4)

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

We also want to encourage you to share your praises and prayer requests at this link, as we pray each day this week at 5:25 in this Global Week of Student Prayer.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Jonathon

Labor Day motivation

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

Read “God Understands,” inspired by Psalm 147, by clicking here.

You can also read “Waiting for a Blessing,” inspired by Habakkuk 1-2, by clicking here.

Name Something Kids Line Up For at School:
1 – Lunch/Snack (78 votes)
2 – Recess (12)
3 – Fire Drill (5)
4 – School Bus (4)

Congratulations to Jennifer from Mount Vernon, who guessed our top two correctly and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

TODAY’S SONFEST TRIVIA

Q: What is Riley Clemmons middle name?
A: Elizabeth

Sally from Mount Vernon wins the pair of tickets to Sonfest 2021!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Jonathon

A new week with new motivation

Today’s Monday Motivation starts with Jonathon sharing a devotional from Julie Schwab about an unexpected surprise. Read “God’s Love is Stronger” by clicking here.

Joe’s devotional is from Jennifer Benson Schuldt, based in Proverbs, and talks about our Imperfect Plans. Read more here.

Name something that would be impossible to do in the dark:
1- Read
2- See
3- Put on makeup
4- East
5- Write

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

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Jon

New week…new lessons.

Today we shared devotional shorts from Our Daily Bread for Monday Motivation

Jonathon’s was called “Returning Home,” from Winn Collier, which tells the story of a Korean POW. Read more by clicking here.

Joe’s was from Patricia Raybon, called “Wisely Weeding,” based on Psalm 139. Read more by clicking here.

Name a Word That Rhymes With the Word “Shower” 
Power (52)
Flower/Flour (26)
Tower (13)
Hour/Our (7)

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

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Jonathon

Welcome, Jonathon!

Today we welcome Jonathon Langdon to the Afternoon Drive – he and Kelsi Brake will join Alyssa, Zoe and I throughout the summer months while MVNU is on break.

We’re starting this week, as we always do, with some Monday Motivation. Jonathon’s devotional today is from In Touch ministries and is called “Faith is Assurance.” Click here to read more!

Joe’s devotional is from Patricia Raybon and reminds us how we can find joy in praise. Read more from Our Daily Bread by clicking here!

Name something you might offer someone, even if they didn’t ask for it:
1- food (26)
2- drink (24)
3- advice (14)
4- help (9)
5T- money (7)
5T- mint (7)
6- a place to sit (4)

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

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Jonathon

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

Digging up the root

Todd shared a devotional today from Anne Cetas about bitterness called “Dig It Up.” Read it from Our Daily Bread by clicking here.

I shared a few notes about tapping into the power of prayer by doing these three things:

1- praying in the NAME of Jesus (Luke 10:17-19; Philippians 2:10)
2- praying the BLOOD of Jesus (Revelation 12:11)
3- praying the WORD of God (Matthew 6)

Name a place where people go, which they insist be clean:
1- bathroom (42 votes)
2- restaurant (30)
3- the kitchen or a fridge (18)
4- hospital (6)

Congratulations to Jan from Howard, who wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd

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