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