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“My Life Has Always Been In Your Hands”

Although today’s show was shortened due to MVNU men’s basketball tonight, we were still able to share some amazing stories from some of your favorite artists.

Perhaps one of our favorite stories ever came today from We Are Messengers. Darren Mulligan, the band’s lead singer, walked away without a scratch from a brutal car accident Friday morning. He shared the experience in detail through the band’s Instagram in this statement:

“I’m okay. I promise. In fact, I’m on an airplane going to our first show of the year in Greeley, Colorado. A couple of hours ago I hit some ice on a bridge on 840 traveling to the airport. My truck lost all traction, slid across both lanes, down through the verge separating east and west highways and began sliding towards another vehicle on the opposite side of the road. I couldn’t bare the thought of someone being hurt so I did everything I could to flip my vehicle off the road and that’s what I did. It is a miracle that I’m alive, I’m a little sore but I walked out of that vehicle without a scratch. 10 seconds before the accident I had been talking with Jesus and I said out loud “my life has always been in your hands and it still is”. I guess God put that to the test and He has once again proved Himself unbelievably Kind. As I scrambled to find my backpack, guitar and phone which had flown out of the vehicle I heard a voice. It was a young man called Efrain who was on his way to work. His was the car that was coming the opposite direction. Efrain was so kind to me, his only thought was to make sure I was ok. He drove me to the airport so I could go about the work God has called this band to. Greeley, Colorado, we are on our way. Expecting big things from the Lord tonight. I am a very grateful man, more than ever and I’m convinced this too is the goodness of God in my life. #ComeWhatMay Darren”

Also in the news, Steven Curtis Chapman will be in Mansfield this! The Christian musician will bring his tour to Crossroads Church Thursday, March 24th starting at 7:00pm thanks to Rise FM.

For more information on the show, visit

We also continued our WNZR Spread the Love Giveaway!

Congratulations to Brad of Bellville and Pam of Fredericktown for answering our Valentine’s trivia and earning a chance at our Spread the Love Grand Prizes: An overnight stay at the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel OR 4 hours of housecleaning from Carefree Cleaning Company!

Thanks for listening,

Jonathon and Dylan

Valentine’s Trivia, Who Knew?

This week for Who Knew Wednesday, Joe & Lexie talk about everything Valentine’s Day!

Check out these cute Conversation Hearts! The words on these little treats changes every year! Necco chooses a theme every year!

We also played Who Am I?:

I was born on Valentine’s Day, 1934, in Dale, Indiana, the youngest of 10 children.

I started singing at local grocery stores when I was 12.

I starred in Broadway in the 1954 musical, Fanny, playing the title character, for 888 performances.

My most famous role was on TV, playing a mom named Carol, with three daughters and three stepsons. Robert Reed was my co-star, playing my husband, Mike.

I also was a frequent guest on the Hollywood Squares and in 2010, at the age of
76, I competed in Dancing with the Stars.

Who am I?
Florence Henderson!

Congratulations to Mike of Mount Vernon for correctly guessing and winning a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

We also gave away prizes for WNZR’s Spread The Love Contest!

Congratulations to Maude of Mount Vernon, She won a Mary Kay Satin Body Set during our Spread The Love contest!

Also congratulations to Rhonda of Fredericktown for winning in our Spread The Love Contest and getting a $10 gift card to Gospel Christian Life Shop

Thanks so much for tuning into the Afternoon Drive! – Lexie & Joe

Spread the Love – opening day!

Today we launched our ‘Spread The Love’ contests for Valentine’s week 2021. Congratulations to Vanessa of Mount Vernon, whose question was about the classic song, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” She won $10 to The Gospel Christian Life Shop. Peter from Howard also won an MVNU blanket from the Cougar Corner bookstore – his question was about the top holidays for sending cards (Christmas is #1, followed by Valentine’s Day). Listen to win all week!

Name something that’s hard to get off your shoes.

1- Gum
2- Dog Poop
3- Mud or Dirt
4- Tar
5- Paint

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

Today’s Monday Motivation focuses on God’s unfailing love, despite our mess, and on joy.

Todd’s devotional today is called ‘The One Who Sees,’ from author James Banks. Read it by clicking here.

Joe’s devotional focuses on joy:

And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
Luke 2:9-11 ESV

Not to be confused with happiness, joy is not dependent on external circumstances. It’s a Holy Spirit-inspired mystery that defies all reason. Living joyfully is not denying reality. But in the midst of our ‘parched desert’ times, our heavenly Father reaches to lift and sustain us.

PRAYER: Giver of strength, fill me with Your joy in the midst of sorrow like a desert flower, Amen.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd

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