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Weathering the storm

Today’s Monday Motivation starts with a reminder from author Patricia Raybon about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Hebrews 12, and braving our storms. Read it by clicking here.

Dylan shared ‘Your Part, God’s Part,’ from Leslie Koh, inspired by Genesis 12. Read more by clicking here.

What are things you stop doing as you grow older?
1. Sucking your thumb – 27 votes
2. Sleep in your parents’ bed – 23
3. Tape posters to your wall – 20
4. Party – 18 
5. Sports – 12

Congratulations to Rob from St. Louisville, who guessed correctly and wins a copy of The Action Bible.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan

Our True Home

Monday Motivation today comes from James Banks with the incredible story of Bobbie…a dog who defied the odds. Read ‘Our Heart’s True Home’ by clicking here.

Other Than Feet, Name Something That Runs.

Water/Toilet (37)
Engine/Car (24)
Refrigerator (10)
Nose (8)
Pantyhose (8)
Clock (3)

Congratulations to Levi from Mount Vernon, who got those top two answers and wins a copy of The Action Bible!

(this is the cover)

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan

Starting the week right!

Today’s Monday Motivation featured inspiration from Matthew 16 and Bill Crowder called, “Building the House.” Click here to read more from Our Daily Bread.

Dylan shared “The Miracle of Salvation,” from Kimya Loder. Click here to read about the amazing story of a man’s turnaround from the brink of suicide.

What event usually needs large areas?
Concerts – 30 votes
Sports games – 24
Festivals – 20 
Conferences – 15
Weddings – 11 

Congratulations to Caleb from Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins the $5 gift card to Round Hill Dairy Ice Cream.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan

A pause for prayer.

Today I shared Monday Motivation from James Banks reminding us that there are times when we need to slow down, pause, and pray. Read this devotional from Our Daily Bread by clicking here.


Two big recalls were announced in the last 24 hours. One on Capri Sun, one on Home Run Inn frozen pizza. Click the brand names for links to news stories about the information.

Name the mot annoying thing other drivers do on the road:

1- Not use turn signals (28 votes)
2- Cut you off (26)
3- Drive too fast (13)
4- Drive too slow (12)
5- Tailgate (7)
6- Use their phone (4)
7- Loud music (3)

Congratulations to Kim from Apple Valley, who guessed those top two answers and wins the $5 gift card to Round Hill Dairy Ice Cream.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

A ‘fair’ way to start Monday!

Fair week is here! Join us at Big Blue and in studio all week. Jonathon was out at the fair today with Joe in studio.

Today’s devotional reminds us not to ‘go it alone…’ here’s ‘Built Together to Serve,’ from Ken Petersen.

Click here to read it!

Name questions you dread being asked at family reunions:
Are you dating anyone?‎  – 30 votes
How is the job search going?‎  – 28
When are you going to get married/have kids?‎  – 17
Can I borrow money?‎  – 13
Have you gained/lost weight?‎  – 12

Congratulations to Jenny of Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins the $5 gift card to Round Hill Dairy Ice Cream.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Jonathon

Little Foxes?

Do you have little foxes in your life? Are they damaging your close relationships? You may be asking, “Joe, what do you mean?” Refer to the Song of Solomon, 2:15 and it might make sense.

Read this intriguing devotional from Mike Wittmer called “Little Foxes” from Our Daily Bread by clicking here.

Name a movie that frequently gets remade:
1. Cinderella (26 votes of 100)
2. Batman (23)
3. Superman (19)
4. Robin Hood (11)
5. A Christmas Carol (10)
6. Dracula (5)
7. Spider Man (4)

Congratulations to Jenn of Danville who guessed the top two and wins the $5 gift card to Round Hill Dairy.

Today’s Oliver! ticket winner was Melissa from Mount Vernon.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

Just getting started…

Yesterday as I visited my dad, my father-in-law, spent time with our small group and heard a great message at church, I started thinking about what Father’s Day means for me, as a the dad of a 24-year-old woman. I was also inspired by Jeremy Camp’s latest song, ‘Getting Started.’

Here’s a prayer I wrote and posted to my Facebook page:

Today I was reminded and challenged that in many ways, I’m just getting started.

Lord, please help me to be a better father and better husband.

Help me to continue to root my trust in you. Help me to invite the Holy Spirit into all that I do and then allow the fruits of His Spirit to flow out of me.

Help me to confess and seek forgiveness when I mess up, but also to equally return that forgiveness.

Help me to be a father to the fatherless when I have those opportunities. Help me to be a strong resource to young dads.

Finally, thank you for giving me two grandfathers and a father who loved me, spent time with me and taught me.

Name an item you might buy in a souvenir shop:
T-shirt – 28 votes
Keychain – 21
Postcard – 18
Magnet – 12
Mug – 11
Stuffed animal – 10

Congratulations to Amberly from Howard, who guessed those top two answers and wins the $5 gift card to Round Hill Dairy.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

God Cleans The Stains

Today for our Monday Motivation we shared a special devotional out of Our Daily Bread called God Cleans The Stains. With a humble and repentant heart, we must acknowledge our sins and place them under the cleansing light of God’s holiness. We must turn from them and return to Him. And He, the only One who cleans the stains of the soul, will offer us complete forgiveness and renewed fellowship. To read the full devotional click HERE.

Today’s Monday Motivation song is the latest from Josh Wilson ‘Things That Im Afraid Of’

An amazing line from that song says,

My fears would surely kill me
If I didn’t know the truth
The things that I’m afraid of
Are afraid of You

It’s so reassuring to remember that God already won the battle and that we are not to be afraid because he has us in his arms.

Name a place that people go to, which they insist be clean.

Bathroom – 42

Restaurant – 30

Kitchen/Fridge – 18

Hospital – 6

Congratulations to our winner, Anna, she won a $5 gift card to Round Hill Dairy!

Thanks for listening!


A Good Work

Today for Monday Motivation, we shared Kenneth Petersen’s devotional, “A Good Work,” inspired by several verses, including Psalm 139. Read it by clicking here!

Today’s Monday Motivation song is Charlie Hall’s ‘Marvelous Light.’

Name the top two famous rivalries between brands:
Coke vs Pepsi (38 votes)
McDonalds vs Burger King (26)
Microsoft vs Apple (23)
Marvel vs DC (12)

Congratulations to Sandye from Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins the One Day Pass to the Hiawatha Water Park and Pool.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe

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