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The Official Blog of WNZR's Afternoon Drive



Being thankful in all circumstances

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 THESSALONIANS 5:18

The YouVersion Bible app shared this today:

No matter what you face, God’s goodness and mercy will never leave you. In fact, He even prepares blessings for you in the middle of hard seasons. But these truths aren’t always easy to remember, which is why giving thanks matters. Gratitude helps us focus on the only One who is able to turn our problems around for His glory and our good. So right now, let’s take a minute to pause and thank God for all He’s done in our lives…

God, You are good, and Your steadfast love endures forever! Even in the hardest seasons, I always have a reason to worship You.

Thank You for giving me victory and abundant life in Jesus Christ! Although I don’t deserve it, You shower me with unconditional love and forgiveness.

Be glorified through me, God. Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart bless Your name.

And so no matter what the future may hold, I will shout for joy because you are with me. You comfort me and bless me in the presence of my enemies. Nothing compares to You and no weapon can stand against You. In all things, I am more than a conqueror through You!

I want my life to bring You praise. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Yam vs. Sweet potato facts, from the North Carolina sweet potato board

A true yam is a starchy edible root and is generally imported to America from the Caribbean. It is rough and scaly.

Depending on the variety, sweet potato flesh can vary from white to orange and even purple. The orange-fleshed variety was introduced to the United States several decades ago. In order to distinguish it from the white variety everyone was accustomed to, producers and shippers chose the English form of the African word “nyami” and labeled them “yams.”

Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires labels with the term ‘yam’ to be accompanied by the term ‘sweet potato.’ Despite the label regulations, most people still think of sweet potatoes as yams regardless of their true identity.

Today’s ‘Who Am I’ trivia:
– I was born in Augusta, GA in 1960
– I won six Grammys
– my first #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 was a duet with the former lead singer of Chicago

Congratulations to Clarissa, who guessed Amy Grant, and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

Thankful Messages For Praise Thursday!

This Praise Thursday is transforming into Thankful Thursday this week! Thanksgiving is a week away and we are sharing devotionals dealing with thankfulness.

Lexie’s Devotional is titled Don’t Forget The Giver by John Blase. Read the full devotional HERE

Alyssa’s Devotional is titled Full Attention by Adam R. Holz. Check out the full devotional HERE

Q: What did God make when Noah gave thanks after the flood?

A: A Rainbow!

Congratulations to Richard from Fredricktown for correctly guessing this week’s Bible trivia and winning a $5 gift certificate to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks so much for tuning into the Afternoon Drive! -Lexie & Alyssa

Mystery Monday – Thanksgiving Number 2

Today was Mystery Monday on the Afternoon Drive! Today, Malisa, Joe and I had a fun Thanksgiving Mystery Question!

Here it is: Name a popular Thanksgiving Tradition:


1. Eating the Thanksgiving Meal

2. Visiting with family

3. Watching the Parades

4. Watching the Football Games

5. Black Friday Shopping

Congratulation to Bernalle from Mount Vernon who guessed the top two questions and won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Did your mouth water when Joe shared his experience with Deep-fried Turkey, so did Malisa and I’s! Here is a recipe for Deep-fried Turkey! 

We have a ton of events coming up here at WNZR and we want to see you at each of them! Here is more information on each:

Sunday, November 25 – Mount Vernon Christmas Parade and Walk

Saturday, December 1 – Fredericktown Christmas Walk

Saturday, December 8 – Food For The Hungry 

Today was the last day that Operation Christmas Child was accepting drop-offs and most drop off locations are closed – BUT! You can still build your shoebox online – click HERE to build your shoebox for $25!

Thanks for checking out our blog!

Hannah Radke

Thanksgiving Mystery Monday

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Today Mystery Monday, we started to do some Thanksgiving trivia and asked what year the first thanksgiving was celebrated.  Ruth of Mount Vernon correctly called in and told us it was 1621

Our word of the day was Duende, a noun which is Spanish for charm; magnetism.

Mystery Monday – 11/9

Today was Mystery Monday on the Afternoon Drive!

It was also the kickoff for the 2015 Totally Tasty Tom Turkey Hunt! You can read all about that here. Congratulations to Sam and Bernelle who got registered today on the show!

Since it was the first day for the Turkey Hunt, I was in a Thanksgiving mood and decided to have a holiday-related Mystery Monday question. I found this poll, that showed some of the favorite and least favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. I asked for you to name 2 of the 3 least liked items, and Teresa from Fredericktown called in and correctly guessed cranberries and sweet potatoes. The other item in the top 3 was vegetables.

I also talked about WinterJam 2016, which you can read all about over here.

Plus, click here for all the information on Operation Christmas Child, which is taking place next week.

Have an awesome week!


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