Feb 12 2010

"Hold You Up" K-LOVE's Next Great Love Song and story behind it!

"Hold You Up" is K-LOVE's Next Great Love Song, written and performed by Matthew West

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Congratulations to Ann Mathews from Pennsylvania - her love story was the winning entry in K-LOVE's Next Great Love Song contest!  Matthew West wrote K-LOVE's Next Great Love Song for Ann and her husband, Jim, and sang it this Friday on K-LOVE.  In case you missed it, check out the link below to hear Matthew sharing the winning story. 

Matthew West reads the winning story

Or read the story for yourself ...

I met Jim when I was fourteen. I was working at a Dairy Mart and he stepped out of his car looking very handsome, dressed in full Fire Police uniform (he has been a volunteer firefighter for 37 years). I took one look and said, "I'm going to marry that man someday".

Four years of chocolate milkshakes later he asked me out and we were married 3 1/2 years later. That was 25 years ago and he still makes my heart go crazy when he walks into a room! The true love test came when at 27 I was diagnosed with very aggressive breast cancer and given two months to live. I watched Jim suffer more than I could've imagined...he felt so helpless. I kept telling him, God is way bigger than this and I was right!

But Jim's true love poured out to me during that time. He was the one who spent months holding my bald head and butchered body over a bucket when I was so sick I couldn't hold it up myself, all the while stroking my cheek and telling me how beautiful I was. Thirty-three surgeries and almost twenty years later he is still holding me up!

Jim stood by my side as I honored God's miracle by dedicating my life to helping children, having 2 biological, 23 foster and 4 adoptions. He is an amazing father and husband, and Christ's love shines through him every day!

Jan 28 2010

Married 81 years - what's their secret?

Vern & Verbal Isenhower have been married 81 years.  So what's their secret to such a long marriage?  We attempted to find out when we tracked down this Kansas couple.  Click the link below to HEAR the very loud conversation ...

Vern & Verbal

Jan 28 2010

Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad

There's been a lot in the news about the upcoming Super Bowl commercial featuring Florida Gator quaterback Tim Tebow and his mom Pam.  The ad is being produced by Focus on the Family and promotes life and family.  We had a chance to chat with Jim Daily, CEO & President of Focus on the Family, about the ad. To hear that conversation (which also included Jim sharing about his unlikely path to where he is today) check out the links below

Jim shares how the idea for the Super Bowl ad was born

Jim talks about Tim Tebow and what the ad is about

Jim shares about his childhood and how God brought him to his current position

The commercial is scheduled to run 5 times on Super Bowl Sunday - four times during the pre-game show and once during the game (scheduled during the first quarter).

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