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Unexpected blessings

Today I’m sharing a devotional reminding us that our God specializes in making beauty from ashes, or as Elevation Worship sings, graves into gardens. Here’s a short passage from James Banks in Our Daily Bread, which takes us from Peter Pan to Ruth. Read ‘Hard Ground and Tender Mercy’ by clicking here.

If you had fingers the size of hot dogs, name two activities you might have trouble doing…
1- typing
2- put on clothes or shoes
3- sewing
4- braiding or combing your hair
5- picking up things

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

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

Welcome to our new partner!

Today we welcome Everlasting Cup of Mount Vernon as a partner for the Afternoon Drive and the All-Request Drive Home!

Each Monday through Thursday, we will give away a $5 gift card to their restaurant, at 510 South Main Street in Mount Vernon.

Today’s Monday Motivation started with a story about an example of beauty from ashes. Read “The Knife Angel” by clicking here.

Here’s a picture of the finished product, courtesy of the BBC:

We asked 100 people – how much do you tip for good service?

1- 20% (39 votes)
2- 15% (22)
3- 25% (18)
4- 18% (8)
5- $20 (7)
6- 10% (2)

Congratulations to Jean from Mount Vernon – she got the top two answers and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Lexie

Inspired by letters to Timothy

Today Todd and I shared a couple of Monday Motivation devotionals, both inspired in part from Paul’s letters to Timothy.

The first is called ‘Whack-A-Mole,’ and deals with being content…click here to read it.

The second devo is ‘From Pity to Praise‘…you can click here to read it.

Name a liquid in your kitchen that you hope no one ever accidentally drinks:

1- Liquid soap or cleaner (46 votes)
2- Vinegar (30)
3- Cooking Oil (16)
4- Soy sauce (4)
5- Bacon grease (2)

Congratulations to Laura from Mount Vernon who wins the One Sonic Society CD, “Great Are You, Lord.”

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

The ever-present presence

Today’s Monday Motivation comes from a Colombian soccer player who reminds us, with Jesus, we are NEVER alone! Read the full devotional from Our Daily Bread by clicking here.

Name something you do while you soak in the bathtub:
1- Read
2- Relax
3- Listen to Music
4- Daydream
5- Sing
6- Think

Congratulations to Brenda from Fredericktown, who guessed the top two answers and wins the CD ‘Revealing Jesus’ from Darlene Zschech.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

Kindness, continued…

Today’s Monday Motivation comes from the devotional ‘I Will,’ written by Anne Cetas, reminding us to open to new friendships. Read it by clicking here.

We also shared a hand sanitizer recall today…here’s the info:

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in hand sanitizer purchases, but now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that nine brands may be potentially toxic. 

The FDA said Friday that consumers should stop using any hand sanitizer from Mexico-based manufacturer SA de CV, due to the potential presence of methanol, or wood alcohol, in its products. The FDA warned that methanol can be toxic when ingested or absorbed through the skin. 

The FDA listed the following products in its warning: 

– All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01)

– Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01)

– CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04)

– Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-006-01)

– The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-010-10)

– CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-005-03)

– CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-009-01)

– CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01)

– Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01)

What’s the last thing you say to your children before they go to sleep?
1 – I Love You (52 votes)
2 – Good Night (29 votes)
3 – Prayer (5 votes)
4 – God Bless You (3 votes)
5 – Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite (3 votes)

Congratulations to Karen from Mount Vernon for guessing the top two answers and winning Newsong’s “Faithful” CD.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Alyssa

Motivation and mystery

Today’s Monday Motivation comes from author Mike Wittmer with a reminder that a little self-evaluation is always important. The question is – ‘where are you headed?’ Read more here from Our Daily Bread.

100 people surveyed – top 7 answers on the board!

Name the top two things you dread about going to the doctor:
1- The wait (31)
2- The shots (23)
3- Results or bad news (19)
4- The exam (11)
5- The smell (5)
6- The bill (5)
7- Undressing (5)

Congratulations to Cindi from Mount Vernon who guessed correctly and wins the Phil Wickham CD, Living Hope.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

A call to prayer…

Today we acknowledge and respond to the fact that things are just not okay right now in our country. So what’s our response? PRAYER.

So, today I shared a devotional about go-between prayers…we give them, but we also receive them. Want to know more? Click here to read this thoughtful devotional from Our Daily Bread.

Here’s more about the author, Jennifer Benson Schuldt.

Besides a teacher, name a job at a high school.
1- Janitor
2- Principal
3- Counselor
4- Cafeteria Worker
congratulations to Joanne from Mount Vernon, who guessed the top two answers and wins a copy of the MercyMe CD, Lifer.

Thanks for listening! Keep praying!
– Joe

This little piggie…

Okay…an awkward way to start a blog, right? It will make sense, I promise!

Today’s Monday Motivation is called “Our Father Sings.” Read this amazing perspective on God’s musicality by clicking here.

Name something that one of the five little piggies did:
1 – Went to market (50 votes)
2 – Cried Wee Wee Wee all the way home (23)
3 – Stayed home (13)
4 – Ate Roast Beef (10)
5 – Had none (4)

Congratulations to Pat from Mount Vernon. She answered the top two correctly and wins a WNZR t-shirt!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

May the 4th…

We took the Star Wars unofficial nerd holiday today and blended it with our Family Feud-style question:

Name something you can see in every Star Wars movie:
1. Darth Vader (subtle in the last 3) – 27 votes
2. Lightsaber – 17 votes
T2. Spaceships – 17
4. R2D2 – 15
5. C3PO – 11
6. Jedi – 5 votes

Congratulations to Olivia and Travis from Mount Vernon (daughter and dad) for guessing correctly and winning the WNZR GameOn t-shirt.

Today’s Monday Motivation is from Acts 16. It’s called ‘When We Praise.’ Read the Our Daily Bread devotional from Remi Oyedele here.

The latest COVID-19 updates are here.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

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