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The Aftermath of Christmas

Today for Monday Motivation, we returned to Our Daily Bread to talk about what there is to look forward to after celebrating a holiday such as Christmas. Read the full devotional from Adam R. Holz HERE.

We also covered New Years as 2022 is quickly approaching! Tim Gustafson shares a story from Ezekiel in his devotional entitled “Back to the Basics”.

Name a book that could knock you out if someone hit you over the head with it.
  1. Dictionary 39
  2. Encyclopedia 25
  3. Bible 14
  4. Phone Book 14
  5. War & Peace 6

Congratulations to Aranae of Fredericktown for correctly guessing our top two answers! She wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup for today. Make sure to tune in tomorrow for your next chance to win!

Thanks for listening!

Jonathon

Don’t Fear, Just Focus!

Joe was out on business today, so I decided to share two devotionals to kick off your week with some Monday Motivation!

First, we read “In Focus” from Patricia Raybon who shared the story from Acts 3 of the lame beggar at the temple gate called Beautiful.

Then, we focused on Adam R. Holz’s who shared “Storms of Fear”, digging into the story of Jesus and the disciples headed across the Sea of Galilee.

We also recapped MVNU’s Homecoming Weekend which was a huge success. Hundreds of alumni flooded Ariel Arena to watch the women’s basketball team defeat the #2 team in country!

Name a disadvantage of owning a pet

This question was a stumper, so we’ll bring it back next week for a chance at TWO $5 gift cards to Everlasting Cup!

Today, we registered Linda from Utica and Ron from Mount Vernon for a chance to win a turkey from Smithhisler Meats!

Thanks for listening!

Jonathon

The intersection of pride and humility

Today’s Monday Motivation deals with the subjects of pride and humility –

Joe’s devotional is from Amy Boucher Pye and was inspired by C.S. Lewis. Read “We’re Not God” by clicking here.

Jonathon shared “Loving Correction” from Cindy Hess Kasper. Read it by clicking here.

Name something you feel before you buy it.
1- Food (79 votes)
2- Clothes (11)
3- Blanket (2)
T3- Pet (2)
T3- Pillow (2)

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

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Jonathon

S’Mores and Nehemiah? What’s the connection?

Today for Monday Motivation, Joe shared a devotional from Tim Gustafson called “Longing for God.” It shares the story of a cat named S’Mores and how his journey parallels that of Nehemiah. Read it by clicking here.

Jonathon shared “Right Beside You,” from Sheridan Voysey, which shares the story of letters sent to the Holy Land. Read it by clicking here.

Name something a dog probably looks forward to seeing when he or she goes on a walk.

1- other dogs
2- trees
3- fire hydrant
4- cat
5- their ‘spot’

Congratulations to John from Utica, 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

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

Seeing and Flourishing

Today, I recapped the Mount Vernon Music and Arts Festival and previewed some other events coming in the near future like Student Move-In Day, the Fredericktown Tomato Show, and even Sonfest 2021!

Being a Monday, I also shared two devotionals from Our Daily Bread that you should take the time to read!

Read “Sight Unseen” from Tim Gustafson HERE

Read “Flourish Again” from Jennifer Benson Schuldt HERE

What is the most common order a backseat driver yells to a driver?
  1. Stop! 29
  2. Slow Down! 23
  3. Watch Out! 15
  4. Turn Here! 12
  5. Hurry Up! 8

Congratulations to Owen of Fredericktown for guessing the top two answers to earn a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening!

Jonathon

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!

Jonathon

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