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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

Mystery Monday: You can’t get any better than the REAL Elvis – or can you?

Today Joe and I gave you a chance to win and mixed things up a bit on Mystery Monday!

What is something that everyone has? A birthday! Are you on our birthday list so we can wish you a happy birthday and maybe win a prize? Click HERE to sign up!

Today Joe shared a Devotional about Hope, to go along with the song “I Have This Hope” by Tenth Avenue North. HERE is the link to that Devotional titled “Never Give Up Hope” by Xochitl Dixon.

We also talked about being Known by God Today, If you want to dive deeper into this, HERE is a starting point with a list of verses.

Here is Today's Family Feud Style Mystery Question! (1)

“Name something about the real Elvis that’s better than his impersonators?”

1. Singing/Voice
2. His Looks 
3. Originality
4. Dancing
5. Bank Account

Congratulations to Bob from Howard who guessed our top two answers and won that $5 gift card to Troyers of Apple Valley!

Thank you for joining us!

Hannah and Joe


Unconditional Love is the Only Option & A Leader’s Stress Test

Today Todd and I got the spring semester off to a great start with Praise Thursdays!

Here are our devotionals from “Time with God for Fathers” by Jack Countryman for today:

Unconditional Love is the Only Option

“In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.” – Ephesians 5:28

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.” – Ephesians 6:4 

The Lord speaks directly to husbands and fathers about the love and conduct that is so important to both roles. When you choose to love your wife as you love yourself, the consideration you give her will deeply affect your relationship. You, In turn, will receive the respect every man wants from his wife. Similarly, When you showed the same unconditional love for your children that the father extends to you, your children will learn to honor you. The atmosphere of unconditional love is contagious, and the security it builds within the home for your wife and your children will reap great rewards.

A Father’s Stress Test

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties”. – Psalms 139:23

There will be times in a father’s life when the stress of work, health, family, and friends will test your resolve. Do not make the mistake of thinking you can handle everything by yourself. You are not called to walk through this life alone. The Bible reminds you, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me ” (Philippians 4:13). Allow Christ to strengthen you. Rest in his word, “Casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). Seek the Lord, and let the holy spirit guide you in every stressful situation.

If you want to see more of what WNZR is up too, check our website! 

– Hannah and Todd

Mystery Monday: George Washington or Jesus?

Today I, Hannah, (Yes just me, myself and I) had a super fun show recapping the 38th annual Food For the Hungry Drive, playing the WNZR gift exchange and giving you another chance to win with the Mystery Monday Mystery question!
Our Total for the 38th Food For Hungry Drive is $209,504.27 and 18.7 truckloads of food! Thank you so much Knox County for the support of this year’s Food for the Hungry! You can still give if you didn’t get the chance or find out more HERE! 

Copy of Mystery Monday xmas

Congratulations to Matt from Howard who won A Gift Certificate for a 9 inch homemade Pie of his choice from Auntie “M’s” Homemade Goodies and Debbie from Mount Vernon who won a WNZR tote bag and Vintage T-shirt! They have both been entered for our grand prize, a one-night stay the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel and 6 hours of house cleaning from Carefree Cleaning Company! If you want to know more about all of this, click HERE!

Here is Today's Family Feud Style Mystery Question!
Name one of the first famous people, real or fictional, that children learn about. 
1. George Washington
2. Santa Claus
3.Martins L. King Jr.
4. Jesus Christ
5. Dr. Seuss
6. God
Congrats to Kenneth from Mount Vernon who guessed the top two answers right and won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!
Thanks so much for joining me today or checking out the blog!
– Hannah Radke

Game Time Tuesday!

Today Lilly and I shared with you lots of information about our NEW event to Lifeline – A 5K run, walk, and bike! Click HERE for more information!

We also got to talk to Joe and Marcy who are in Nashville at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. They’ve had some really awesome opportunities to meet Alex Kendrick and see a South Korean choir! Here are some pictures!


Today we gave you two chances to win a $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

First, we played ‘Song Poetry” and our lyrics for today were

You’ve counted every breath
Each hair upon my head
You know exactly who I am
And will always

From the song “All that Matters” by Colton Dixon – Congratulations to Francesca from Mount Vernon who won Song Poetry!

Then we played selling EEB-

Our theme today was was polar bears and our word was arctic. Congrats to Sandye from Mount Vernon who correctly spelled arctic backwards!

We also shared with a devotional from the late Billy Graham! Click HERE to read that.

Thank you for listening!
– Hannah Radke

Fingerprints of God: Our Relationships with God

What are the obvious outward signs to others that we’re part of, and maturing into God’s family?

Mark 12:28-31 – The Greatest Commandment

28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

These verses really set the tone for our discussion on the Fingerprints of God when it comes to relationships. It is made pretty clear in these verses that loving God then loving one another is of great importance. God gave us the definition of love when He sent His son to die for us.

1st John 3:16
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.”

Martin Luther said that “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” We also talked today about how our relationships with God are strengthened by spending time in prayer and in scripture! Once we have a strong relationship with God, then we can really begin cultivating relationships with others.

Our Word of the Day today was ‘transpontine’! adjective trans-PAHN-tyne
This means situated on the farther side of a bridge, or, in Britain, situated on the south side of the Thames. 

Check out David Crowder and his band singing ‘How He Loves’here! They really enforce God’s powerful and unceasing love for His children, and that’s how we know how to love others.

Thanks for listening and have a great night!
– Lilly

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