May 21 2010

Special guest today

K-LOVE artist Jimmy Needham joins us throughout the morning.  If you missed our chat with Jimmy - including two live songs - click the links below:

Jimmy discusses his last name "Need Ham" and his trip to Israel

Jimmy relates to K-LOVE listeners with unusual names

The story behind the song "Hurricane" and live performance of the song

Cheeseburger Appreciation Month - Jimmy's favorite cheeseburger

Jimmy's advice to the class of 2010

Jimmy shares how God freed him from an addiction to illicit adult material and plays his song "Forgiven & Loved"

 

May 03 2010

Sanctus Real - Update on Matt & Sarah Hammitt's baby

Many of you have been praying for and following the journey of Matt and Sarah Hammitt and their unborn baby boy.  Matt, lead singer of Sanctus Real, and his wife recently found out that their little guy has a heart problem (hypoplastic left heart). They are praying for a miracle for healing, but more than anything they want God to be glorified through this trial they are going through.

And they have a name for their little boy - Bowen - which means "small victorious one".

They have been extremely touched and encouraged by the outpouring of prayers and support from K-LOVE listeners. Matt will be checking in with us on a regular basis to let us know how their baby is doing and how we can pray for them. Matt & Sarah have also created a blog for you to get  updates and follow their journey.  It's - http://bowensheart.wordpress.com/

If you missed our conversation with Matt, click the links below

Matt Hammitt (Part 1)

Matt Hammitt (Part 2)

 

Apr 28 2010

"Bullying" - Child Expert Michele Borba

There seems to be an alarming amount of stories in the news lately about "bullying". If you're a parent of a child in school, you know it's a big concern.  So how do you help your child and what are the signs to look for that your child might be the victim of a bully?  Child and parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba joined us this morning for some helpful and timely advice.

To listen to our conversation with Michele, check out the links at the bottom of this post.

One quick way to help your kids deal with a bully is to remember the word "CALM"

C - be calm

A - be assertive

L - look the bully in the eye

M - make some noise

Signs to look for ...

Repeated change in your child's behavior and regular routines

Clingy ... they don't want to go outside or don't want to go to school

Afraid of incoming texts or emails (cyber-bullying)

Changes in their sleep, lack of focus, changes in their grades

When they come home, they run to the bathroom - 43% of bullying happens in unsupervised school bathrooms

Expensive items leaving your home - your child could be the victim of extortion

They run to the fridge when they get home - especially girls - they are being excluded in the lunchroom and don't feel safe

Hear what Michele had to say (click links below to listen) ...

Dr. Michele Borba - Key Questions to ask your child

Dr. Michele Borba - How to help your child when confronted by a bully

Dr. Michele Borba - Signs to look for ...

 

 

 

Apr 03 2010

Beth Moore

For Good Friday, it was a treat to have Beth Moore on with us to help focus our hearts on what Jesus did for us on this amazing weekend over 2,000 years ago.  Beth referenced a great verse to read today - Isaiah 53 ... which you can read below.  Plus, if you missed any of our conversation, scroll down the page for audio links on what Beth had to share.

Isaiah 53 (The Message)

 1 Who believes what we've heard and seen? Who would have thought God's saving power would look like this?

 2-6The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling,
   a scrubby plant in a parched field.
There was nothing attractive about him,
   nothing to cause us to take a second look.
He was looked down on and passed over,
   a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand.
One look at him and people turned away.
   We looked down on him, thought he was scum.
But the fact is, it was our pains he carried—
   our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.
We thought he brought it on himself,
   that God was punishing him for his own failures.
But it was our sins that did that to him,
   that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins!
He took the punishment, and that made us whole.
   Through his bruises we get healed.
We're all like sheep who've wandered off and gotten lost.
   We've all done our own thing, gone our own way.
And God has piled all our sins, everything we've done wrong,
   on him, on him.

 7-9He was beaten, he was tortured,
   but he didn't say a word.
Like a lamb taken to be slaughtered
   and like a sheep being sheared,
   he took it all in silence.
Justice miscarried, and he was led off—
   and did anyone really know what was happening?
He died without a thought for his own welfare,
   beaten bloody for the sins of my people.
They buried him with the wicked,
   threw him in a grave with a rich man,
Even though he'd never hurt a soul
   or said one word that wasn't true.

 10Still, it's what God had in mind all along,
   to crush him with pain.
The plan was that he give himself as an offering for sin
   so that he'd see life come from it—life, life, and more life.
   And God's plan will deeply prosper through him.

 11-12Out of that terrible travail of soul,
   he'll see that it's worth it and be glad he did it.
Through what he experienced, my righteous one, my servant,
   will make many "righteous ones,"
   as he himself carries the burden of their sins.
Therefore I'll reward him extravagantly—
   the best of everything, the highest honors—
Because he looked death in the face and didn't flinch,
   because he embraced the company of the lowest.
He took on his own shoulders the sin of the many,
   he took up the cause of all the black sheep.

Click Links below to listen to our chat with Beth ...

Introduction to Beth Moore

Breaking Free this Easter

The Power of the Resurrection

The Hope and Power of the Resurrection is for EVERYONE