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NZ Top Ten 1.24.2020

Today Joe and I counted down the top-charting Christian Songs of Today!

Here is todays countdown:

10. Believer – Rhett Walker
9. Almost Home – Mercy Me
8. Yes I Will – Vertical Worship
7. Dead Man Walking – Jeremy Camp
6. The God Who stays – Matthew West
5. Rescue – Lauren Daigle
4. Holy Water – We the Kingdom
3. Nobody – Casting Crowns / Matthew West
2. Rescue story – Zach Williams
1. Burn the ships – for king & country

New Music Friday!

Click on the Picture to see the Lyric Video!

I Know – Big Daddy Weave

Big Daddy Weave songs, lyrics, bio, videos - Positive ...

Like You Love Me – Tauren Wells

MUSIC: Tauren Wells - Like You Love Me - Praiseworld Radio

In the Arms – Terrian

Terrian - In The Arms (Mp3 Download + Video Lyrics)

Today’s fan choice is: Lift you Head Weary Sinner by Crowder

Crowder - Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains) (Lyric ...

Thanks for checking out the blog!

-Hannah and Joe

Mystery Monday: A Tropical Question for an arctic Ohio day!

Today I was so happy to hold down the fort as Joe was at a Food for the Hungry Meeting! (If you don’t what Food for the Hungry is and you want to know, click HERE) I also want to say a huge congrats to Todd, today he became the World’s Best Uncle! Congratulations to the whole McKinley family!
Here are some of the Monday Motivation tidbits I shared along with the songs I pulled from:


Here is Today's Family Feud Style Mystery Question!

Name something you’d see on a tropical island.

1.Trees – 58
2.Sand/ beaches – 13
3.Fruit – 12
4.Flowers  – 7
5.Water/ocean –  6

Congratulations to Arianna from Mount Vernon who guessed our top two answers and won the $5 Gift Card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!
Thanks so much for listening!

Who Knew Wednesday: Music with a depth!

Today Todd and I decided to take a pause and really hone in on some of the incredible songs that we play here at WNZR!

Here are the songs that we focused on today! (Click on the picture to see the lyric video!)

Holy Water – We The Kingdom

We The Kingdom – Holy Water (Single) (2019) (Exclusivo ChM ...

Nobody – Casting Crowns/ Matthew West

Casting Crowns - Nobody feat. Matthew West (Visualizer ...

Do it Again – Elevation Worship

Do It Again | Official Lyric Video | Elevation Worship ...


NEEDTOBREATHE – HARD LOVE Lyrics | Genius Lyrics


Here are some bible verses based on the themes of these songs:

The Forgiveness of God 
The Faithfulness of God 
Fighting the Good Fight

Thanks for checking out our blog!

– Hannah and Todd

Mystery Monday!

Today Todd and I gave you some chances to win with our Mystery Monday Question and a Christmas Gift Exchange!

Here is today’s Mystery Question:

Can you name two out of the top five most popular Christmas songs? 

  1. Jingle Bells – 45
  2. White Christmas – 16
  3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – 8
  4. O Holy Night – 7
  5. Silver Bells – 6
  6. We Wish You a Merry Christmas – 5
  7. Silent Night – 4
  8. Jingle Bell Rock – 3
  9. Joy to the world – 1
  10. All I Want for Christmas is You – 1

Congratulations to Jana from Utica who guessed Jingle Bells and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Here are the fun facts that we shared about these Christmas songs:

  • “White Christmas” is the top-selling Christmas song of all time. The song was written by Irving Berlin, a Russian Jewish immigrant who also wrote “God Bless America.”
  • The song “Jingle Bells” was written in the 1850s for a Unitarian church by James Lord Pierpont, but it wasn’t written for Christmas. It was originally written for Thanksgiving and called “One Horse Open Sleigh”.
  • “Silent Night” is one of the most recognizable songs at Christmas Mass and on a radio playing non-stop holiday music. (While most people recognize the lyrics “Silent Night, Holy Night, all is calm, all is bright,” the original lyrics are “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht, alles schlaft, einsam wacht.”) The song was originally written in German in 1816 by Father Joseph Mohr, a Catholic priest in Austria. Two years later, it was set to music by Franz Gruber. It was translated into English by John Freeman Young of Manhattan’s Trinity Church.
  • Silver Bells, written in 1950 by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. The original title? “Tinkle Bells.” The title was changed when Livingston’s wife told him about the double meaning of tinkle. 

We also played the WNZR Christmas Gift Exchange! Congratulations and thanks to Karen from Mount Vernon who played the WNZR Christmas Gift Exchange with us and won a gift from under our tree! If you want more information, click HERE.

Thanks for checking out our blog!

– Hannah and Todd

Oh What Fun! – Christmas Who-Knew!

The 25th is RIGHT around the corner, and time is ticking to bake those last recipes, put together some crafts, watch those favorite movies and enjoy the sights and sounds of this Christmas season! Today, we talked about some of the best ways to spend your time leading up to the big day!

The badge of Pinterest Mom? Yeah.
I wear that with PRIDE.

Check out some family fun crafts below…
Candy Cane Pipe-Cleaner
Rudolph Candy Bars
Snowman Door Decor!
Pinecone Christmas Trees
Paper Plate Elves
Christmas Slime!

What’s Christmas without the food, am I right?
Melted Snowmen Bark
Snowmen on a Stick
Peppermint Oreo Truffles
Pull Apart Bread Christmas Tree
Grinch Cookies
Shortbread Bites
Cranberry Crock-Pot Meatballs

WNZR’s favorite part of Christmas?
The music. Of Course.
Here’s a playlist of the best 30 Christmas songs
Here’s 12 straight hours of Christmas music!
annnnnd here’s 8 hours of fire to listen to them by!

Here’s my favorite Christmas song.
Here’s Joe’s favorite Christmas song.

And what’s Christmas without enjoying some of the things that you can only enjoy at Christmas time!? Well here’s some of the things we think you should do this season!
A bucket-list (Stocking list) of sorts!
– Make a gingerbread house
– Bake and decorate cookies
– Decorate the tree
– Drive around the town and see the lights
– Go sledding (Snow provided)
– Build a snowman (snow provided)
– Drink hot cocoa
– Listen to Christmas music by the fire (fake or real)
– Sing your favorite Christmas carol for all to hear
– Watch your favorite Christmas movie
– Eat stuffing or scalloped potatoes (The homemade, crockpot kind)
– Sit quietly with no lights except the tree and drink hot chocolate
– Christmas Eve candlelight service at Church
– Pie & coffee & talking
– Participate in a Christmas Gift Exchange

Our Christmas Word of the Day today was…
This is the feast of the nativity of Jesus Christ

Middle English yol, from Old English geōl; akin to Old Norse jōl,
a pagan midwinter festival

First Known Use: before 12th century

Thanks for listening!


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