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Adventures and encouragement

Welcome to the new week! 2 Corinthians drives this first devotional from Kimya Loder, ‘Finding Strength in God.’ You can read it by clicking here.

Running from turkeys? That’s what gave Mike Wittmer a new sense of the story of David and Goliath. Read it by clicking here.

This week we are giving away copies of the NIV Adventure Bible.

Today’s winner – Kelly from Mount Vernon. Congratulations!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan

Presidential Trivia

Today’s Monday Motivation includes “Cleansed Completely” from Adam Holz – inspired by Isaiah 64. Read more here.

James 2 is the inspiration for “Faith in Action” from Anne Cetas. Read more at Our Daily Bread by clicking here.

Name a U.S. President whose name ends in “son”.

Answer                              Points

Thomas Jefferson              31

Andrew Jackson                30

Lyndon B. Johnson           19

Woodrow Wilson              9

James Madison                 5

W. Henry Harrison           5

Congratulations to Paul from Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins the Anne Wilson CD, “My Jesus.”

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan

A conversation with Jeremy Camp

Today we shared my conversation recorded last Friday afternoon with Jeremy Camp, as he stays on the road with Winter Jam ’23.

Click here to hear the full conversation!

Dylan shared today’s Our Daily Bread devotional – find it here!

QUESTION: Ed Cash from We The Kingdom helped write what early 2000’s worship song by Chris Tomlin? (The song and album won 5 GMA Dove Awards)

ANSWER: ‘How Great is Our God’

Joe from Apple Valley answered correctly and wins the pair of passes!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan

New week, new wisdom

How are you building your house? As we approach this week, Xochtil Dixon reminds us of how we can struggle if we build our house on anything other than the solid rock:

“Jesus knew the futility of building a house on sand. After warning the disciples to be wary of false prophets, He assured them that loving obedience demonstrates wisdom (Matthew 7:15–23). He said that everyone who hears His words and “puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock” (v. 24). The one who hears God’s words and chooses not to put them into practice, however, is “like a foolish man who built his house on sand” (v. 26).

When circumstances feel like shifting sands burying us under the weight of affliction or worries, we can place our hope in Christ, our Rock. He will help us develop resilient faith built on the unshakable foundation of His unchanging character.”

Author Mike Wittmer also encourages us to choose joy when we think from an ‘eternal’ perspective. Read more here.

Name something kids just love to jump on:

1 – the bed (71 votes)
2 – trampoline (20)
3 – couch (5)
4 – pile of leaves (4)

Congratulations to Heather from Howard, who won the Austin French CD ‘Wide Open.’

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan

2023 – Here We Go!

Today we shared some New Year Monday Motivation from the authors at Our Daily Bread.

Joe shared ‘Fresh Start Effect’ from Sheridan Voysey. It asks us to look at Colossians 3 as we start the new year. Read it by clicking here.

Dylan shared ‘A Small Start’ from Tom Felten. Find it here!

Name a common candy bar component:

  1. chocolate – 36 votes
  2. peanuts – 22
  3. caramel – 15
  4. almonds – 12
  5. nougat – 10
  6. coconut – 6

Congratulations to Tyler from Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins the CAIN CD.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan

Success in our sacrifice?

That’s what Jennifer Schuldt shares in today’s Monday Motivation from Our Daily Bread. She refers to I John 3:16 as the model. Read more by clicking here.

Dylan shared ‘A Hot Meal’ from Katara Patton, based in Matthew 25. Read more by clicking here.

Name an animal starting with the letter C that you NEVER want to eat:
1 – cat (64 votes)
2 – camel (8)
cougar (8)
3 – cow (4)
4 – cheetah (3)
coyote (3)

Congratulations to Kathy from Mount Vernon, who guessed our top two answers and wins the Chris Tomlin CD, ‘Always.’

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan

What’s the opposite of envy?

It’s Celebration! Today we shared a devotional from Monica LaRose where she shares this profound thought, underlined in I Peter. Read ‘Choosing Celebration’ by reading here.

Dylan also shared ‘The Love of God,’ from Our Daily Bread and Kenneth Petersen. Read more here.

Name a kid’s “first” you might want to capture on video:

Steps‎  – 34 votes
Words‎  – 33
Birthday‎  – 18
Christmas‎  – 15

Congratulations to Jerry from Fredericktown, who guessed the top two answers and wins the Ryan Ellis self-titled CD.

Today’s registered winners – Shanna from Howard and Ron from Mount Vernon.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan

God Knows…Trust Him.

Monday Motivation today focused on the trust we find when we remember that God loves us…and knows us!

Read this inspiring devotional from Kimya Loder called ‘God Knows You,’ by clicking here.

Joe shared ‘Unanswered Prayers,’ from John Blase, and inspired by Psalm 6. Read more here.

Name an activity where a person might come up for air:

Swimming (59)
Scuba/Snorkeling (28)
Kissing (6)
Bobbing For Apples (2)

Congratulations to Carole from Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins the CD of CeCe Winans album, Believe For It!

And as promised, here is our own Ricky Geyer as Jesus. A little heavy on the facial hair, maybe. A young Moses.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan

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

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