Mar 19 2012

Live Freely and Lightly

You wonder what their secret is, people who seem to handle adversity, with such a good attitude.

There’s Stephanie Decker, the mom in Indiana who lost her legs while laying on her children to save their lives from the tornadoes there last month.  She left the hospital in a wheel chair this weekend smiling…saying she feels awesome. 

I don’t know about you, but I just want to bottle it up.  

Saw this story of a man that had a pretty rough up bringing.  He was very poor, growing up in India…he’s not even 5 feet tall…he’s 4’11…spent some time in prison…but got into body building and won the Mr. Universe title in 1952.  Yesterday he turned 100. 

The secret to his long life?   His ability to take his troubles lightly and remain happy during difficult times 

That’s living life with God.  This thing called Faith.  If you’re worried about something, afraid of your future, talk to God about it. 

Today’s Encouraging Word: Matthew 11:30.  I love the Message paraphrase of this verse,

 to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."

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3/19/2012 10:07:14 AM
Doug DeRubis United States
Doug DeRubis
I just had to say Amanda I love you, as well as the whole crew , and anyone who is involved with KLOVE! I have always known who Jesus is. I have always known Jesus is God. I could never accept him as Lord of my life. Then I found KLOVE. MY LIFE CHANGED IMMEDIATELY. What I needed was constant reminder of who I was, and who I wan to be. I have learned so much more than thaI just had to say Amanda I love you, as well as the whole crew , and anyone who is involved with KLOVE! I have always known who Jesus is. I have always known Jesus is God. I could never accept him as Lord of my life. Then I found KLOVE. MY LIFE CHANGED IMMEDIATELY. What I needed was constant reminder of who I was, and who I wan to be. I have learned so much more than that. All I want to really say is a big THANK YOU! Yph will always be in my prayers
3/19/2012 10:55:21 AM
Brent Ericson United States
Brent Ericson
What was the children's book you just mentioned on air a few minutes ago, around 12:50 CDT?
3/19/2012 12:17:47 PM
mrs.hassinger United States
mrs.hassinger
I make it a priority to listen to your station when i wake up.I'ts amazing how it makes me feel like a constant reminder to trust & walk  w/ our CREATOR.I've been worried for too long and i read Amandas blog today & it touched my heart! I prayed w/c i haven't done in a long time....now i feel so relieved. Smile
THANK YOU K-LOVE!!!
3/19/2012 2:39:54 PM
Mrs.Joan Napier United States
Mrs.Joan Napier
Amanda just wanted to let you know that I enjoy listening to K-Love and how much it has blessed me and my family. I can't remember if whether it was Saturday (3/17/12) or Sunday (3/18/12) you had quoted an amazing prayer on the air.....Is there any way I can get a copy of it?  I was so amazed with the prayer and feel the presence of God so stop.
3/20/2012 9:42:02 AM
sherrye United States
sherrye
I was truly saddened this morning when heard you make light of someone else's troubles.  I know it's not heart surgery it's just "football" ummm it's his job not just football...i don't watch football. But he is out of a job..would you say that if you were out of a job? I support this radio station and although I'm not going through heart surgery, in my troubles I cannot listen to anything else.  But it saddened me to listen today. Everyone has troubles do you think God thinks they are too small? I'm not trying to be rude but I think you were insensitive to someone else's loss this morning(amanda carroll)
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