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The Official Blog of WNZR's Afternoon Drive



NZ Top 10 for 7/23/21

Happy Friday! Here’s this week’s countdown:

10 – for KING & COUNTRY – Amen
9 – Anne Wilson – My Jesus (1st week in the countdown)
8 – Elevation Worship – Rattle
7 – CeCe Winans – Believe For It
6 – Crowder – Good God Almighty
5 – Rhett Walker – Gospel Song
4 – Lauren Daigle – Hold On To Me
3 – CAIN – Yes He Can
2 – We The Kingdom f/Bear Rinehart – Child of Love
1 – TobyMac – Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight)…3rd week at #1

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – today’s new additions to the WNZR playlist:

Sanctus Real – My God is Still the Same

Apollo LTD – Sunday Morning Feeling f/Ryan Stevenson

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

Its Thursday, YAY!

Today on Praise Thursday we shared some amazing devotions from Our Daily Bread. The first one we shared was called “God’s Restoring Ways”. When we’ve hurt others or taken for granted God’s goodness in our life, it’s easy to assume we’ve forever marred the good gifts we’ve been given. But when we humbly turn to Him, we find His love is always reaching to embrace and restore. To read more click HERE. Our second devotional was called “The Baggage Activity”. Sometimes the burdens we carry make us feel like foreigners—alone and misunderstood—even among our peers. Read more HERE.

Q: What did Joseph do for the Pharaoh while he was in prison?

A: Interrupted dreams

Congratulations to Erika of Marengo for answering that question correctly, she won a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Right around the corner…

The Knox County Fair starts on Sunday – today we heard from Andrea Rees from the OSU Extension 4H office in Knox County about the Ramser 4H Activity Center. Find the conversation by clicking here!

Also find out more about our fair content and contests by clicking here!

  • I was born today in 1899 in Rock Park, IL
  • My first job was as a reporter for The Kansas City Star
  • I was an ambulance driver in World War I, and returned home after being seriously wounded
  • My debut novel was published in 1926
  • I covered the Spanish Civil War and parts of World War II as a journalist
  • My residences included Key West, Cuba and Idaho
  • I was the 1954 winner of the Nobel Prize for literature

I am…Ernest Hemingway. Congratulations to Mark from Utica, who guessed correctly and wins the $5 gift card from Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

Authenticity. Advice.

Today’s first Monday Motivation starts with Jonathon’s devotional from David Roper…read ‘Authentic Christianity’ by clicking here.

Joe’s devotional is from Con Campbell and called ‘Listening to Wise Advice’…you can read it by clicking here.

Name Something That Grows Faster Than You Want it To

Hair/Unibrow (48)
Lawn/Weeds (14)
Kids/Babies (13)
Belly/Weight (13)
Nails (6)
Debt/Expenses (4)

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

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Jonathon

NZ Top 10 for 7/16/21

Happy Friday! Here’s this week’s countdown:

10 – Elevation Worship – Rattle
9 – CeCe Winans – Believe For It
8 – Zach Williams – Less Like Me
7 – for KING & COUNTRY – Amen
6 – Rhett Walker – Gospel Song
5 – Crowder – Good God Almighty
4 – CAIN – Yes He Can
3 – Lauren Daigle – Hold On To Me
2 – We The Kingdom f/Bear Rinehart – Child of Love
1 – TobyMac – Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight)…2nd week at #1

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – today’s new add:

Phil Wickham – House of the Lord

Watch the lyric video by clicking here

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Kelsi

Navigating The Storms of Life

As we navigate life, there are often times when life gets so overwhelming we feel disoriented. In one of today’s devotionals called “Navigating the Storms of Life” we talked about this. When you’re feeling disoriented and lost, God’s faithful guidance through His Spirit and loving presence can comfort you and light your way. To read this devotional click HERE. Our other devotion was called “Not Taking Advantage”. The way we treat others reveals what we believe and value. When we choose to do good instead of harm, our actions might just prompt them to wonder about the God we know and love. To read this devotional for yourself click HERE.

Q: How many people boarded Noah’s Ark?

A: Eight

Congratulations to Pam of Fredericktown for answering that question correctly, she won a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Shark Awareness Day

Today, we dove into the oceans of the world to discuss the importance of sharks in our society!

While the media has portrayed these creatures as “menaces” or “beasts”, sharks are a key factor to keeping their environment in tact. Think of the food chain. Sharks eat something else that eats something else, and population control is a real issue in the ocean.

The hunting of sharks are the main reason for such a significant drop in population. Skin, meat, and fins are all profitable parts that are taken away from sharks for our own personal gain. Shark support groups use Shark Awareness Day, every year on this date, to protect and preserve the integrity and importance of these creatures that sit atop the food chain.

Who Am I?

–          I was born this day in 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska
–          My birth name was Leslie King, but I legally changed my name to my stepfather’s name in 1935
–          I was raised mostly in Grand Rapids, Michigan and played college football at the University of Michigan
–          I served in the Navy during World War II
–          I am the only Eagle Scout to end up in the White House
–          I served in the US House for 24 years
–          I was nominated, but never elected, to the Vice-Presidency and the Presidency
–          I died in 2006 and am buried in Grand Rapids

I am…the 38th President of the United States, Gerald Ford.

Congratulations to Maude from Mount Vernon on correctly guessing this week’s trivia and earning a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks for listening!

-Joe and Jonathon

Award Time!

Today’s show was a little different but still fun as always! For Artist News Day we use to get all of our up to date news. Just recently they had an award event so we thought why not share what some of your favorite artists got. To see the full list of awards click HERE.

I walking the wayside

Lost on a lonely road

I was chasing the high life

Tryna satisfy my soul

Congratulations to Bonnie of Mount Vernon for correctly answering that those lyrics were from We The Kingdom with their song ‘Child of Love’ featuring Bear Rinehart, she won 2 $5 gift cards to Everlasting Cup!

Doing the unimaginable

Today’s Monday Motivation features a devotional from Amy Peterson about how God surprises us with the unimaginable. It’s called “The Foolish Way of New Life.” Read it from Our Daily Bread by clicking here.

Jonathon shared “Cleaning Method,” from Patricia Raybon. Check it out by clicking here.

Name something you eat that comes on a stick.

1- corn dog (39 of the 100 votes)
2- popsicle or ice cream (35)
3- kabob (7)
4- cotton candy (5)
5- candy apple (5)

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

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Jonathon

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