Aug 06 2010

Hear Joshua - A Little Boy and $1 Making a Big Difference

Never underestimate what God can do with something "little".  There's the cool story of a 7-year-old boy from Wisconsin who anonymously gave a dollar to a stranger that God turned into $3,000 to help other kids.  When Jim Pfifer walked to his car parked at the YMCA in Waukesha he found a note written by a child with $1 attached to it.  The note read, "This is a dollar I made doing my chores and I wanted to do something special with it, so I'm giving it to you.  God loves you.  My name is Joshua, I'm 7 years old".

Upon reading the note, he took it in to the YMCA and donated the $1, along with $10 of his own, to the YMCA's Strong Kids campaign.  Then at a fundraiser, he told the story, and checks of donations started pouring in.  The $1 he found soon turned into $3,000, and it was all because of Joshua's idea to pay it forward.  There's more to this very inspirational story - see the video below. OR hear the story as told by Joshua when he called Lisa & Eric (click here)

And if you want to add to Joshua's dollar - click this link

 

Jul 30 2010

For Men Only with Shaunti Feldhahn

It was probably like eavesdropping on a therapy session for Eric ... Shaunti Feldhahn, author and relationship expert (you may have seen her on the Today Show) helped Eric ... umm, helped guys - and really everyone ... better understand some of the differences between men and women and ways in which we can better communicate.

To hear the session/interview, click the links below:

For Men Only book

"Are you happy?" "Do you love me?"

Need my space

 

Jul 12 2010

Haiti - Six Months Later

Six months ago today, Haiti was rocked by a devastating Earthquake.  As many as 3 million Haitians have been impacted by the massive earthquake that struck near the capital of Port-au-Prince on January 12th. Many survivors have lost their homes and loved ones. It's been said it could be decades before Haiti fully recovers from the quake - so help is still needed for Haitians today!  World Vision is one of the many organizations that continue the relief efforts.  To find out how you can help World Vision help Haiti, go here.

Laura Blank, an Emergency Manager for World Vision, joined us this morning - to hear her positive update on what is going on in Haiti, click here.

 

Jul 08 2010

Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees!

Tell us how this video makes you feel.

It was moment New Orleans Saints fans (and many, many Americans) will never forget - Saints quarterback Drew Brees holding his little boy Baylen following the team's thrilling Super Bowl win!  But for a city still recovering from Hurricane Katrina, Drew Brees impact in New Orleans has gone beyond the football field.  Drew, who tells his story in his new book "Coming Back Stronger", joins us this morning to share how he and New Orleans have come back and continue to come back from adversity.

 

Drew's foundation is assisting with relief efforts with the Gulf oil spill, to find out how you can help, go here.