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Our Daily Bread

Praise God it’s almost Friday

On this very hot Praise Thursday we shared some uplifting devotionals from Our Daily Bread! Our first devotion is called “Failed Again”. In Galatians 3 it’s said that God continually supplies us with His Spirit and works powerfully through us as a free gift—not because we’ve done anything or deserve it. You don’t have to work for His grace—it’s free. To read more click HERE. In our second devotion called “Death Zone” we talked about being humble. If we’ve achieved some success, we may appropriately celebrate the accomplishment and accept congratulations, but we must keep moving. We’re in the death zone. Come down the mountain. Humbly serve others in the valley—asking God to guard your heart and your steps. To read the full devotional click HERE.

Q: What book of the Bible contains the Fruit of the Spirit?

A: Galatians

Congratulations to Stephanie of Mount Vernon for answering that question correctly, she won a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening

-Kelsi and Alyssa

Seeking God’s Help

Today is Praise Thursday! We read two devotions today from Our Daily Bread. Our first one was called “Seeking God’s Help” by Amy Boucher Pye. God rescued His people from the invading armies, and He hears us when we cry out to Him in distress. Whatever your concern—whether a relationship issue or something threatening from the natural world—lift it to God in prayer. Nothing is too hard for Him. To read more click HERE. Our second devotion was called “In the Vine” also by Amy Boucher Pye. When we who believe in Jesus embrace the idea of being as close to Him as a branch is to a vine, our faith is strengthened and enriched. Click HERE to read more!

Q: When David wanted to fight Goliath, what did Saul try to give him?

A: His armor

Congratulations to Letha of Mount Vernon for answering that question correctly, she won a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening

-Kelsi and Alyssa

You Are Not Forgotten

Today, I shared two devotionals from Our Daily Bread, a booklet that you can pick up at Big Blue this Friday for August First Friday!

Those devotionals can also be found on their website accordingly – “Who Needs Your Support?” and “Not Forgotten”

If you could miraculously become the boss at work, what’s the first thing you would do?
  1. Give Raises 42
  2. Fire People 23
  3. Take A Vacation 15
  4. Give Days Off 8
  5. Change Hours 3

Congratulations to Rhonda of Fredericktown for winning today’s $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup but correctly guessing the top two answers!

Thanks for listening!


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!

Today on the Afternoon Drive it was Praise Thursday! We want to help get you to that much anticipated weekend. We read two devotions from Our Daily Bread on the show today. The first one was called “Healing Words” and it talked about the power of positive words. To read this article click HERE. The second devotion was called “Taken In”. This was about how God gives us an answer to death and that he has a solution to it. To read this devotional click HERE.

Q: Who was chosen to replace Judas as the twelfth apostle?

A: Matthias

Congratulations to Jeff of Mount Vernon for answering that question correctly, he won a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening!
– Alyssa and 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

Thankful Messages For Praise Thursday!

This Praise Thursday is transforming into Thankful Thursday this week! Thanksgiving is a week away and we are sharing devotionals dealing with thankfulness.

Lexie’s Devotional is titled Don’t Forget The Giver by John Blase. Read the full devotional HERE

Alyssa’s Devotional is titled Full Attention by Adam R. Holz. Check out the full devotional HERE

Q: What did God make when Noah gave thanks after the flood?

A: A Rainbow!

Congratulations to Richard from Fredricktown for correctly guessing this week’s Bible trivia and winning a $5 gift certificate to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks so much for tuning into the Afternoon Drive! -Lexie & Alyssa

Understanding Emotions And Eating Tacos! Praise Thursday!

This week’s devotionals come from Our Daily Bread.

Joe Rinehart’s pick for today’s devotional comes from Psalm 147: 1-11 and is titled God Understands. This story is of a young boy going through a difficult change; moving to a new home and going to a new school. The young boy in the devotional exclaims to his mother that he has “too many feelings” about everything that is changing around him. We may go through really big changes and feel too many emotions that may overwhelm us. But this devotion tells us that we don’t have to feel discouraged or alone in those feelings. God understands the feelings we feel.

Lexie Merritt’s pick for this Praise Thursday comes from Matthew 10:37-42. The devotional, titled Even A Taco, tells us about two college graduates looking for a way to serve in a ministry for the world. That ministry? Ending childhood hunger. They began selling tacos with a buy-one-give-one philosophy. For every taco sold, one meal would be given to meet the specific needs of malnourished children. Jesus tells us that our ministries help and give to the disadvantaged. He says a simple cup of cold water helps the disadvantaged. If a cold cup of water classifies as giving to the disadvantaged, then so does a taco, right?

The Afternoon Drive also gave away a $5 gift certificate to Everlasting Cup by asking this Trivia Question:

“What were the waterpots that contained the water which Jesus turned into wine normally used for?”

The Answer: Ceremonial Washing!

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