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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!

Right around the corner…

The Knox County Fair starts on Sunday – today we heard from Andrea Rees from the OSU Extension 4H office in Knox County about the Ramser 4H Activity Center. Find the conversation by clicking here!

Also find out more about our fair content and contests by clicking here!

  • I was born today in 1899 in Rock Park, IL
  • My first job was as a reporter for The Kansas City Star
  • I was an ambulance driver in World War I, and returned home after being seriously wounded
  • My debut novel was published in 1926
  • I covered the Spanish Civil War and parts of World War II as a journalist
  • My residences included Key West, Cuba and Idaho
  • I was the 1954 winner of the Nobel Prize for literature

I am…Ernest Hemingway. Congratulations to Mark from Utica, who guessed correctly and wins the $5 gift card from Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

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!

Shark Awareness Day

Today, we dove into the oceans of the world to discuss the importance of sharks in our society!

While the media has portrayed these creatures as “menaces” or “beasts”, sharks are a key factor to keeping their environment in tact. Think of the food chain. Sharks eat something else that eats something else, and population control is a real issue in the ocean.

The hunting of sharks are the main reason for such a significant drop in population. Skin, meat, and fins are all profitable parts that are taken away from sharks for our own personal gain. Shark support groups use Shark Awareness Day, every year on this date, to protect and preserve the integrity and importance of these creatures that sit atop the food chain.

Who Am I?

–          I was born this day in 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska
–          My birth name was Leslie King, but I legally changed my name to my stepfather’s name in 1935
–          I was raised mostly in Grand Rapids, Michigan and played college football at the University of Michigan
–          I served in the Navy during World War II
–          I am the only Eagle Scout to end up in the White House
–          I served in the US House for 24 years
–          I was nominated, but never elected, to the Vice-Presidency and the Presidency
–          I died in 2006 and am buried in Grand Rapids

I am…the 38th President of the United States, Gerald Ford.

Congratulations to Maude from Mount Vernon on correctly guessing this week’s trivia and earning a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening!

-Joe and Jonathon

Award Time!

Today’s show was a little different but still fun as always! For Artist News Day we use to get all of our up to date news. Just recently they had an award event so we thought why not share what some of your favorite artists got. To see the full list of awards click HERE.

I walking the wayside

Lost on a lonely road

I was chasing the high life

Tryna satisfy my soul

Congratulations to Bonnie of Mount Vernon for correctly answering that those lyrics were from We The Kingdom with their song ‘Child of Love’ featuring Bear Rinehart, she won 2 $5 gift cards to Everlasting Cup!

Doing the unimaginable

Today’s Monday Motivation features a devotional from Amy Peterson about how God surprises us with the unimaginable. It’s called “The Foolish Way of New Life.” Read it from Our Daily Bread by clicking here.

Jonathon shared “Cleaning Method,” from Patricia Raybon. Check it out by clicking here.

Name something you eat that comes on a stick.

1- corn dog (39 of the 100 votes)
2- popsicle or ice cream (35)
3- kabob (7)
4- cotton candy (5)
5- candy apple (5)

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

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Jonathon

NZ Top Ten for 7/9/2021

Happy Friday! Here’s this week’s countdown:

10 – CeCe Winans – Believe For It
9 – Elevation Worship – Rattle
8 – Rhett Walker – Gospel Song
7 – Zach Williams – Less Like Me
6 – CAIN – Yes He Can
5 – Lauren Daigle – Hold On To Me
4 – Crowder – Good God Almighty
3 – for KING & COUNTRY – Amen
2 – We The Kingdom – Child of Love ft. Bear Rinehart
1 – Tobymac – Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight)


Casting Crowns – Scars In Heaven

Watch the video here:

Thanks for listening!
– Alyssa & Kelsi

He Knows Your Name!

For todays Praise Thursday we shared some inspiration from Our Daily Bread! One of our devotions was called “He Knows My Name”. Sometimes we feel unseen and unappreciated but be assured, God knows each of us by name. To read more click HERE. Our other devotional was called “Quarantined by Fear”. Sometimes all we need is to shift our focus on God to help us overcome our fears and anxieties. To read more click HERE.

Q: Angels are mentioned frequently in the Bible, but only two of them are given names. What are they?

A: Michael and Gabriel

Congratulations to Barbie of Fredericktown for answering that question correctly, she won a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Don’t Forget to Forgive

Today for Who Knew Wednesday, we focused in on forgiveness! July 7th is Global Forgiveness Day.

We read some very interesting stories and devotionals throughout the day, and this article tells you all that you need to know about the national holiday!

From Our Daily Bread, “Prejudice and Forgiveness” from Arthur Jackson told us a story about a man who had confessed his sin and prejudice in the most bold setting possible.

Who Am I?

  • I was born on this day of 1940 in London, England
  • I received my first drum set at 17 for Christmas, which would be my claim to fame
  • In 1962, I became the drummer for The Beatles, just two days before their next concert
  • After an extremely successful era with the band, I released my first solo album entitled “Sentimental Journey” in 1970
  • I was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
  • I now live peacefully in Los Angeles with my wife after just turning 81.

I am…Ringo Starr!!

Congratulations to Stephanie of Mount Vernon for correctly guessing today’s Who Am I Trivia and winning a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening,


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