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Who Knew Wednesday!

Lexie & Joe talk about a bunch of fun topics for this week’s Afternoon Drive!

Joe talked to us about the crazy weather we’ve had: it is not the first time that we have seen some crazy weather in April! 10TV wrote this article all about it.

We also have a new updated Lifeline total! we cannot say thank you enough for your continued support of WNZR!

The new Lifeline 2021 total is:

$77,571!

Thank you!

WHO AM I? 

  • Today is my 70th birthday – I was born April 21, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY 
  • I went to college on a wrestling scholarship 
  • My friends entered me into the Golden Gloves tournament as a joke and I advanced to the final 
  • I’m best known for playing characters, sharing my real first name, on the TV shows ‘Taxi’ and “Who’s the Boss?’ 
  • I also hosted my own daytime talk show 
  • I starred in the movie Angels in the Outfield 
  • I’ve been nominated for Golden Globe, People’s Choice, and Emmy Awards 

I am Tony Danza !

Congrats to Kristina from Fredericktown for guessing correctly and winning the $5 gift certificate to Everlasting Cup!

Thank you so much for tuning into The Afternoon Drive! – Lexie & Joe

Day of Prayer and Praise! Who Knew Wednesday for Lifeline 2021!

Joe and Lexie praise God for Lifeline 2021’s Day of Prayer & Praise!

They share many testimonies from listeners, and praise God for another chance to celebrate with Lifeline 2021!

our theme this year is Keep Me In The Moment, and we share a lot about how we can stay in the moment.

Lexie in particular shares a devotional about how Every Moment Matters.

Joe talks about toasters! (Trust us it makes sense.)

Sometimes being in a service medium you may feel like a toaster, you’re expected to do what you do and do it well consistently, and it is only when you have hiccups or don’t perform well that you get noticed. Maybe you feel like a toaster, but God likes his toast however you make it! So thank you, for being in the business of serving others!

  • I was born March 24th, 1976.
  • I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • I am a former NFL Quarterback
  • My favourite football player growing up was my dad
  • My favourite college football fight song is rocky top.
  • My father and my younger brother were also in the NFL
  • I have the most AP MVP Awards, with a total of five!
  • I have two super bowl rings

Answer: Peyton Manning!

Congrats to Jenny from Mount Vernon for guessing correctly and winning a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thank you so much for tuning into The Afternoon Drive! – Lexie & Joe

Encouraging Words for Praise Thursday!

Lexie and Alyssa share some relevant devotionals from Our Daily Bread!

Lexie’s devotional is called Sticks, Bricks, and God. read the full devotional HERE!

Alyssa’s devotional is titled Reunion. Read the full devotional HERE!

Congratulations to Liz & Pat from Mount Vernon for being caller number nine and getting the chance to play the Christmas Gift Exchange! Liz won Unspoken’s CD Reason Deluxe Edition, and Pat won a $10 gift card to Tim Hortons!

Q: “Who was the prophet that foretold a virgin shall give birth to a son called Immanuel?”

A: Prophet Isaiah

Congratulations to Lisa of Danville for correctly guessing and winning a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks so much for tuning in to the Afternoon Drive! – Lexie & Alyssa

Lauren Daigle and Mandisa on Artist Newsday Game Time Tuesday!

Lexie and Alyssa share artist news!

Grammy-winner Mandisa has released a brand new single today, “It’s Not Over,” featuring Jasmine Murray and Rita Springer. Read the full story HERE! And Check out the wonderful lyric video for the song HERE!

Multi-platinum selling artist Lauren Daigle continues to reign at the American Music Awards. Find out why HERE!

Now that You saved me
I sing ’cause You gave me
A song of revival
I put it on vinyl

Song: Still Rolling Stones

Artist: Lauren Daigle

Congratulations to Bonnie of Mount Vernon for correctly guessing the song poetry artist and song! She wins a five dollar gift certificate to Everlasting Cup!

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

Praise Thursday!

This weeks devotionals come from Our Daily Bread

Lexie’s devotional pick for this week is from Thessalonians 1:1-10 called Worth The Wait.

Alyssa’s pick for Praise Thursday this week is from Proverbs 16:24 titled Healing Words.

Congratulations to Sandy of Mount Vernon for winning this week’s bible trivia and receiving a $5 gift certificate to Everlasting Cup!

Q: what city was Jesus born in?

A: Bethlehem!

Thanks so much for listening to the Afternoon Drive!

-Alyssa & Lexie

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 ...

HARD LOVE – NEEDTOBREATHE/ Lauren Daigle

NEEDTOBREATHE – HARD LOVE Lyrics | Genius Lyrics

 

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

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

Thanks for checking out our blog!

– Hannah and Todd

The Great Physician and Patience and Wisdom go Hand and Hand.

The Great Physician and You

Matthew 21:21-22 – Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Someone once said that if you fight all your battles on your knees you will win every time. Draw near to God, and you will find healing for your spirit and body. Listen, meditate and wait upon His direction and guidance. God wants the best for you, and the best is walking with him in all circumstances, trusting him in every situation and relationship. This allows your faith to grow and helps you become the person God wants you to be.

James 4: 7-8 says. “Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you.” He wants you to make the first step, the great physician is waiting for you with open arms. Run to him with everything you need for today.

 

Patience and Wisdom go Hand and Hand

Proverbs 16:32 – “Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.”

Our actions and words determine who we are to the people in our lives. Proverbs 3:13-14 says: “Happy is the man who finds wisdom and who gains understanding. For the proceeds are better than pure gold.” There is great benefit for learning to be wise and patient with those who God has placed under your care. Those you lead need your wisdom, and they also need to experience your patient love whenever they fall on hard times. That is a leader’s main function, the bread, and the butter of their job – To guide or Lead others in an uplifting way.

 

Do you want to let your pastor know that you appreciate him or her? Click HERE to nominate your pastor for Clergy Appreciation Month!

Wants some CDs from TobyMac, Crowder, Hillsong United and more? Click HERE to cast your guess as to who is going to win the 50th Dove Awards!

Thank you for checking out our blog!
-Hannah and Todd

NZ Top Ten Countdown

Here is your NZ Top Ten Countdown: 

10. Rescue Story – Zach Williams
9. Yes I Will – Vertical Worship
8. Dead Man Walking – Jeremy Camp
7. Fear No More – Building 429
6. Let it Rain (Is There Anybody) – Crowder F/ Mandisa
5. Raise A Hallelujah – Bethel Music
4. Rescue – Lauren Daigle
3. God’s Not Done With You – Tauren Wells
2. Reason – Unspoken
1. Nobody – Casting Crowns f/ Matthew West

Here are our New Music Friday Songs: 

Holy Water – We are the Kingdome

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

Here is We The Kingdom’s website! 

 

The God Who Stays – Matthew West

The God Who Stays lyrics by Matthew West | Songtexte.co

 

Do you want to win these CDs from TobyMac, Riley Clemmons, Hillsong United, Crowder, Rend Collective and more?! And all you have to do is guess who is going to win the Dove awards! Click HERE for more information and to cast you to guess.

If you love your pastor and want to celebrate them this Clergy Appreciation Month? Then click HERE to fill out a form to tell us why you love your pastor –  and at the same time enter them to win a prize!

Thanks for checking out our blog!

-Hannah and Joe

 

 

Cherry Month Who Knew!

When it comes to fruits that remind me of summer, cherries almost always take the cake. They are sweet and never fail to take me back to a warm summers day, by the pool.

Today on the Drive, we got in the WNZR Time Machine and went to summer of 2018 courtesy of the fruit that we know and love as the cherry.

Here are some fun facts about this delicious superfruit…

  • There are more than 1,000 varieties of cherries in the United States, but fewer than 10 are produced commercially.
  • There are normally about 44 cherries to a pound.
  • In an average crop year, a sweet cherry tree will produce 800 cherries.
  • Despite the short fruiting season, Americans consume an average of 1.5 pounds of cherries each year.
  • Washington grows an estimated 62 percent of the nation’s sweet cherries.
  • Between Washington, Oregon and California, these three states produce 94 percent of America’s sweet cherries.
  • Michigan grows well over half of the country’s tart cherries, which are mostly used for cooking. (Still just as delicious).
  • Brian Krause set the record for cherry pit spitting at an annual contest in Eau Claire, Michigan in 2004, spitting the pit 93 feet. That same day, Krause spat a pit more than 100 feet in the freestyle competition, which allows for a running start.

Well, now that you know some fun facts about the fruit, you’re probably asking, what are cherries good for? Look no further for an answer.

  • Tart cherries have very high antioxidant activity. The activity is actually better than vitamin E and comparable to commercially available antioxidant products.
  • Sweet cherries contain fiber, vitamin C, carotenoids, and anthocyanin, each of which may help play a role in cancer prevention.
  • Tart cherries are anti-inflammatory and may help lower your risk of gout attacks and reduce pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis
  • Consuming tart cherry may help increase your melatonin levels and improve your sleep
  • Sweet cherries have a low glycemic index of 22 — lower than apricots (57), grapes (46), peaches (42), blueberries (40) or plums (39). This makes them a better snack than many other fruits, especially for diabetics.
  • Cherries are very high in potassium, which helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure and reduces the risk of hypertension.

It wouldn’t be the Afternoon Drive without sharing some recipies, now would it?
Let’s give you a whole 4 course meal with cherries, shall we?

Perhaps we start the meal with a salad? Maybe three?
Orzo Salad with Mustard Greens and Cherries. Yes please.
Goat cheese goes great with cherries. Let’s put that on a salad.
Goat Cheese, Cherries and Pistachio Salad.
One final salad…
Spinach Salad with a Fresh Cherry Vinaigrette

For an appetizer? Let’s start with some meatballs.
Tart Cherry Glazed Spicy Meatballs. 
Another appetizer? Don’t mind if I do. How about one for Game Day?
Instant Pot Tart Cherry Chicken Wings. (I’m drooling).
One more? Sure. Can’t say no to bread, right?
Here’s a Baguette stuffed with Brie and Cherries. 

Okay. Main Course. Here we go.
Cocoa Cherry Pork? SIGN ME UP.
More main courses? Okay. You asked for it.
We have to have a meal from the mayor of Flavor Town.
Guy Fieri’s Cherry Bomb Chops. (I’m drooling again).
I’ll eat anything with the word ‘sassy’ in it.
Pork Burgers with Sassy Barbecue Sauce.

OH we can’t forget the drinks.
How about a Cherry Limeade from the Pioneer Woman herself?
Another? Okay. How about a healthy alternative?
You can’t go wrong with a Frozen Fruit Smoothie showcasing cherries.

Dessert. Can’t have a meal without dessert. Right?
A Black Forrest Trifle from my girl Katie Lee.
Ever wanted to use big cooking words like ‘compote’? Here’s your chance…
Nectarine-Cherry Compote. Oh Yes.

And delicious fruits aside, we come together as a country with heavy hearts for various reasons today. We turn on the TV and can’t watch for five minutes without hearing bad news after bad news. Whatever reason your heart is heavy today, we have hope.
The devil is on the prowl. He is active in our world maybe stronger than ever right now. We as Christians are called to put on the full armor of God so that we can take our stand against the schemes of the devil. We are called to stand on the front-lines and fight as a community against this darkness. We can stand on the front-lines UNAFRAID because we know that God is standing right there by us, and He has given us the strength, the courage and the power to fight this.

We looked at the song ‘Whom Shall I Fear’ from Chris Tomlin today.
It was a song that’s been in the back of my mind since this weekend, and just some of the lyrics seem so applicable to us right now.

Though darkness fills the night
It cannot hide the light

Darkness is filling the night. It is. But it cannot hide the light.
God is the light. We are the light. We cannot be hidden.
We need to be a nation that is ON FIRE for Christ that NO DARKNESS can hide.
We can do that when we remember the next thing Chris Tomlin says…
God is crushing the enemy beneath our feet.

God goes before us. There are countless scriptures that tell us that.
God is standing behind us.

Our strength is found in the name of Jesus
For it is His name alone that can save.
He is delivering us.
He is the victory.

Here are the lyrics from the bridge that give me chills. Ah.

And nothing formed against me shall stand. 
He’s telling us that WE are protected.
God is holding the whole world in His hands.
Sometimes God is silent, and it’s hard. It’s so hard.
But we can hold on to His promises.
God is FAITHFUL.
Tomlin says that line 5 times in the bridge. It’s so important.And this song isn’t just something Chris Tomlin wrote.
It’s based off the most powerful chapter in scripture. Romans 8.
Romans 8:31 says “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” and that should be more than enough send the devil running far in the other direction.

It’s far and away time for our country to have a “War Room” moment.
A Priscilla Shirer moment.
“YOU’VE HAD YOUR WAY LONG ENOUGH. NO MORE.”
Jesus is the Lord of our house. There is no room for the devil anymore.
We need to stand up, and shout if we need to. Telling the devil to take his lies, and his schemes, and his accusations, and to get out IN. JESUS’. NAME.

Here’s the scene, if you haven’t seen it. So incredibly powerful.

It’s time we stand up and take back what is rightfully ours in Christ. 

Thanks for listening!
-Lilly

 

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