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Insurance and Contentment


Today we continue our devotions from the book “Time with God for Fathers by Jack Countryman.”

Psalm 139: 7-10

Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

Psalm 139 provides you with all the insurance you need. In this profound passage, God has promised that no matter what we’re facing or going through, He will be there.

When we cannot understand ourselves or comprehend our feelings, God invites us to take our internal struggles to him and ask for his insight. God understands what we don’t and he knows what to do when we don’t.

Let each day be filled with the power of His presence, allowing him to guide us into a deeper relationship with Him. He is our everything. Our father is watching, so instead of fearing that, take advantage of it.

I Timothy 6:6-7

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.

Contentment is a gift that only God can give.

So many times our desire for material possessions overshadows our relationship with God. We can become content if we are willing to see God as our sole provider and focus on the necessities of life.

God will often supply our WANTS out of his goodness and Grace, but he has promised to supply all of our NEEDS. Learn to express your gratitude for what you have and never be concerned about what you are missing.

Your greatest source of contentment will be found when you follow the instructions in Psalm 37:4 to “delight yourself also in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”

Stop for a moment and take inventory of all God has blessed you with…and give thanks for all of those blessings!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd



updates for 9/3/19

Today we shared news about the new release of the for King and Country hit ‘God Only Knows’ with legendary singer Dolly Parton!  Read more here from

Watch the video here!

Big Daddy Weave will also be really busy this fall with a new album, book, tour and a TV show!  Find out more here.

Today’s Song Poetry lyrics were:
Take my life and let it be,
set on fire for all to see…
Break me down, build me up again

The song was Stars Go Dim, ‘Heaven on Earth’ – congratulations to Bridgette of Mount Vernon who wins the $5 certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.

Our Name That Tune song was ‘Your Grace is Enough’ by Matt Maher.  Julie from Fredericktown wins the Troyer’s certificate.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd

Labor Day edition!

Today’s Mystery Monday question was a simple one dealing with H2O:

Tell me something that has water in it.

The top six answers:
1. A swimming pool
2. An aquarium
3. The human body
4. A waterbed
5. An ocean
6. A toilet

Congratulations to Denise of Mount Vernon who guessed the top two and wins the $5 gift certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

The countdown for 8/30/19

Here’s this week’s NZ Top 10:

10. Casting Crowns f/Matthew West – Nobody
9. Lauren Daigle – Rescue
8. Building 429 – Fear No More
7. Crowder f/Mandisa – Let It Rain (Is There Anybody)
6. Danny Gokey – Haven’t Seen It Yet
5. Tauren Wells – God’s Not Done with You
4. Switch f/Dillon Chase – Symphony
3. Unspoken – Reason
2. Big Daddy Weave – Alive
1. Bethel Music – Raise a Hallelujah

This week’s new songs include the following – click the album art to see videos!
Zach Williams – Rescue Story
zach williams rescue

Francesca Battistelli f/Steffany Gretzinger – Defender

We also shared about the upcoming transition on ’20 The Countdown Magazine.’ Read more from

Thanks for listening!
-Joe and Todd

Looking at our possessions and talents

Today we continue our devotions from the book “Time with God for Fathers by Jack Countryman.” Today we look at our view of possessions and talents.

Luke 12:15

15 Speaking to the people, he (Jesus) went on, “Take care! Protect yourself against the least bit of greed. Life is not defined by what you have, even when you have a lot.” (The Message)

(This then leads into the parable of the rich fool)

So many times in life, we can get sidetracked with our grown-up toys and material possessions.

True satisfaction in life flows out of fulfilling the purpose for which we are created. That purpose is to enjoy an intimate relationship with God. Acquiring material things as a substitute for a real relationship with God? That only makes the heart feel hollow and empty.

The example that we portray for our kids about the importance of relationship with God compared to gaining material wealth, will set the stage for their priorities as they go into the world.

Exodus 31:1-5

31 1-5 God spoke to Moses: “See what I’ve done; I’ve personally chosen Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur of the tribe of Judah. I’ve filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him skill and know-how and expertise in every kind of craft to create designs and work in gold, silver, and bronze; to cut and set gemstones; to carve wood—he’s an all-around craftsman.

As a father, we have been given a powerful influence over those in our family.

God, in His divine mercy and infinite wisdom, has also given us certain gifts and talents. How we use them will determine the effect that we have on those we love and cherish.

A godly leader is not easily swayed, but rather is filled with conviction, faith and prayer. We will gain a sense of our godly responsibility when we choose to stand up for what is right.

The Bible encourages us to turn to God when we need wisdom and strength. Let our intimacy with God guide us in building on the talents we have been given.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd

Color for a Cause!

Today our focus was on the upcoming Color for a Cause 5K, happening this weekend at Ariel-Foundation Park.  Read more about the event here…

Today’s trivia was multi-layered, dealing with color:

In the comic strip Peanuts, what color was Woodstock? (YELLOW)
Before they turn black, a young zebra’s stripes are what color? (BROWN)
What color is the center stripe in the Ohio State football helmet? (SCARLET/RED)
MVNU’s colors are blue and what? (GREEN)

Congratulations to Janice from Mount Vernon who wins the $5 gift certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd

Christmas and Rapping?

Today we shared news about Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey’s 4th straight Christmas tour – read more from by clicking here!

Also, news from rapper Dillon Chase, who is part of the hit Switch song, ‘Symphony.’ Find out more here!

Today’s Song Poetry lyrics:
And we are called to be human
We gotta do better than this ’cause we’ve only got
One chance to make a difference

The song was ‘Human’ from Natalie Grant – congratulations to Jennifer from Fredericktown, who wins the $5 gift certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.

Today’s Name That Tune song was a stumper! We’ll see about bringing it back next week!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd



NZ Top 10 8/23/19

Here’s the countdown for this week!

10. Nobody- Casting Crowns/ Mathew West
9. Rescue- Lauren Daigle
8. Fear No More- Building 429
7. Let it Rain (Is There Anybody)- Crowder/ Mandisa
6. Haven’t Seen It Yet- Danny Gokey
5. God’s Not Done With You- Tauren Wells
4. Symphony- Switch/Dillon Chase
3. Reason- Unspoken
2. Alive- Big Daddy Weave
1. Raise a Hallelujah- Bethel Music


New music this week included “Echo” By Elevation Worship featuring Tauren Wells and “Unstoppable God” by Sanctus Real!

And now, surprise photos from the Rineharts in NEW YORK CITY!!




Thanks for Listening

Honor Starts with God and He will Stay with You

Today we continued our devotional, “Time With God For Father’s” by Jack Countryman!


God Promise’s You Will Never Be Alone
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 New International Version (NIV)

16″ May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.”

The Bible tells us over and over again that God will never leave us or forsake us. He is eternal, never changing and he reminds us of this in Malachi (Ma-li-keye) 3:6- “I am the Lord I do not change.” We should invite God into our lives during the best of times and the worst of times. As long as you give him the invitation, he will always want to come in. He will forever be your comforter and an encouragement


Honor starts with God
Proverbs 3 9-10. “Honor the Lord with your wealth,
with the first fruits of all your crops;
10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
and your vats will brim over with new wine.”

Sometimes it is hard for us to remember that everything we own really belongs to God. And just as he blesses us with good things everyday, we should strive to bless others. When we do this, we become the hands and feet of God.

Jack writes about how God notices our everyday decisions and actions. He knows what we need when we need it and invites us to ask for his council. He is waiting to bless us with his love and grace and wants us to serve him by blessing others.

Thanks for Listening

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