Jan 11 2010

It's Make A Difference Monday!!!

I heard a story about a man who felt God leading him to pay a toll for a man behind him...so he did. It made the man's day, in fact, he went home and for the first time in a long time, told his son that he loved him. What he didn't know was that his son was planning to take his life that night. Thank God he never did, and their relationship was restored. The man who paid the toll had no dreaming idea what his gesture would do... or how it would change the course of this boy's life and this families future. The little things that you do, don't mean a lot...They Mean EVERYTHING!!! Thanks for finding a way to Make A Difference! Thanks for sharing what you've done or what someone has done for you!!!

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12/28/2009 10:55:50 AM
Keith United States
NEITHER!!!!  I say change it to the Scott & Kelli Show!!!
12/28/2009 11:26:42 AM
Halie Wood Canada
Halie Wood
I think that this really brightened mine and a friends day today...I asked a close friend of mine today why she hasn't been at wrestling practice lately, and she said: "My brother has cancer, and he only has until June." I looked right into her eyes and I told her "Pray for him ! God can do miracles in anyone's life, and I believe that if we pray for him that God will do something amazing here !" she said, "I will !"
12/28/2009 11:26:54 AM
Lisa United States
Jay, his jokes are cleaner and funnier and you actually get to hear his guests talk and learn something about them.  I will be recording Jay if he is on any later at night, as I did when he was on the Tonight Show.
12/28/2009 11:28:21 AM
Lynn Neumann United States
Lynn Neumann
I was a study hall teacher at a middle school and I would make bookmarks for my honor roll kids.  The last quarter that I was at the school, I made a bookmark for every student with the quote "shoot for the moon, even if you miss you will be among the stars" by Brian Littrel. I also gave a bookmark to one of my college teachers that worked at a high school.  I substituted at that high school before Christmas and talked to the teacher I gave the bookmark to.  She told me that one of her student’s that was leaving the school saw it and wondered where she got it.  The teacher told me that even though I made that bookmark almost 2 yrs ago...I am touching the lives for students I don't even know.  It is amazing that something so small could touch someone I didn’t even know.
12/28/2009 11:46:33 AM
Alex United States
Okay so I  am 15 years old and I live in Rio Rancho NM, on Saturday there was a car accident and there were students that go to my school in this accident. 1 was killed. 2 were put in the hospital. The 2 in the hospital I know, in fact they live about a block away from me. Now for make a difference Monday, I want to send a prayer out to all the families of these students. I am doing this because the bible says "when 2 or more gather in prayer then the lord will hear it."
12/28/2009 11:52:42 AM
Gail Scott United States
Gail Scott
When our six children were younger (10 & younger) a friend would take my mending every month & do it all. I could hardly keep up with laundry let alone mending & buttons. This sweet woman had had polio and wore wrist crutches and leg braces. She would also make myself & 4 girls matching sundresses for Mother's Day with the least expensive material I could find. She was a true angel to us. I share this one story to encourage others to do the smallest thing for someone else.
12/28/2009 11:54:10 AM
Beth United States
Although I don't watch the late show, I don't think Conan should lose his job because Jay could not make a go of it in prime time.

For make a difference Monday.  My husband and I decided this last Christmas to not exchange gifts.  We have been blessed throughout the year.  So we took the money we had budgeted and bought food and necessities and donated it to Local Aide.  It was such a blessing for me.  The people working at Local Aide were so appreciative, but there was a man picking up a food box when we delivered our things.  He was so grateful he was almost in tears.  That made all the difference to me.  Now, my husband and I have decided to take the money we would spend eating out two times a month and purchase supplies for Local Aide.  I did not realize how much is needed at Local Aide until I went there and saw how empty their shelves were.  It really opened my eyes.

I would like to challenge your listeners to take just the money they would spend taking the family out to eat one meal and donate that amount of food/toiletries etc to their Local Aide.  They will be blessed but most important they will be blessing someone else.

May God Bless you both.

12/28/2009 12:25:14 PM
Sharon Rogers United States
Sharon Rogers
Talk about careless drivers . . . I met one last week. She drove her car into my mobile home!  PTL everyone was okay, except she knocked it off one of the blocks and destroyed all the plumbing.  She was celebrating her 21st birthday and driving a brand new Ford Mustang!
12/28/2009 12:26:58 PM
12/28/2009 12:34:22 PM
kim horsley United States
kim horsley
i just heard about "making a difference monday"....after being challenged at church on sunday in re: to working i was faced with going back to work today after being off for 3 weeks for christmas vacation.  i arrived at school early, with let's say, not really wanting to be there when a co worker came to find me because another co worker wanted me to pray with her.  my dear friend is struggling with many issues and i had been given the privilege of praying for her and showing her jesus' love. what an incredible way to start my monday and the first day back to school.  i know my friend was blessed, but i would have to say i was blessed even more.  i know that God made a difference in my life and he enabled me to make a difference in my friends life.  I think it was God's gentle reminder of just how much he loves me and that he has an incredible plan and purpose for my life....just when i thought i really wasn't supposed to be at my school site. i am humbled and i stand in awe of my amazing, rescuing love of my saviour.  i know my dear friend doesn't know jesus, i hope and pray that this was an incredible first step to many more opportunities to share jesus with her. i can't wait to see what God has in store for me tomorrow....
12/28/2009 12:50:10 PM
Danika United States
I just wanted to say that Ed is handling all of this really well.  To have the fact that you backed into a fire hydrant announced on public radio and to still laugh about it with everybody else is evidence of a great attitude.
Glad your o.k. Ed!
12/28/2009 12:58:29 PM
Ana Lalonde
Ana Lalonde
I am writing on this "Make a Difference Monday" to ask for your listeners and staff to pray for a special gift for my husband.

You just played a song about saving a place for me in heaven and as that was playing I was sorting through old papers. My husbands papers came forward and out fell the packets of sympathy cards. I flipped through them and one specially caught my attention.

This lady, I am now looking for. Her letter touched my heart. She was a dear friend of my mother-in-laws. My mother-in-law died while she was in a car accident at the age of 30 with her son and her other two sons survived. The youngest is my husband. I am making a difference for my husband, he was four years of age when his mom died and he would love to know more about his mom. Please pray that I can find this lady who knew his mom personally.

I just did and online search and called a few home phones of people with the same name and found one who is a relation but they don't keep contact with this lady. Please pray they can track down her contact information and get it back to us so we can be in contact with her. It would blow my husbands mind to get to know his mom so personally and special.

I ask all to step-up and pray!

God Bless
12/28/2009 1:03:45 PM
Gary H United States
Gary H

I'll have to say I'd rather watch Jay Leno over Conan.  Of course neither one or both together can't hold a candle to Johnny Carson..  But someone on an earlier blog had an excellent idea.  Replace them with " The Scott and Kelli Show."  Love listening to you, and even though they lost,  " HOOK em HORNS ".  Check out the interview info on K-LOVE about Colt McCoy.
12/28/2009 1:05:40 PM
Ana Lalonde
Ana Lalonde
Parts of the letter...from above...to all now to read who are grieving.

To the grieving family...

...I am deeply grieved and offer my prayers and condolences to her family.

I know your faith in God and the knowledge that He must have loved them greatly to call them home to their eternal happiness with Him so early in their lives will forever be with you.

....please pray I find this lady who wrote this so I can allow her to share stories of my mother-in-law to my husband. My husband lost his older brother who was only a child and his mom at 30 in this car accident 46 years ago. My husband was only 4 and would like to know his mom personally because only a year and half later his Dad died.

12/28/2009 1:08:03 PM
Laurie Bradford United States
Laurie Bradford
Scott & Kelli,

I'd like to make a difference on this Monday by sympathizing with poor Ed. The guy's probably kicking himself all around the block for hitting that hydrant. Now he's even getting help from his friends. Hey, what are friends for?

Well, Ed, I once backed into a UPS truck ... one of those big, honkin' panel trucks? I got distracted just as Mr. UPS pulled up behind my full sized van and WHAM! I had no idea how I could miss it. It wasn't exactly a tricycle. All I could see in my rear-view mirrors was BROWN! But it happened. Praise God, I didn't have to pay for it. In his hurry, the UPS guy had illegally parked.

Okay now, Scott and Kelli, I know you've never done anything dumb, especially not when you're behind the wheel. But wait? Waddabout Kelli thinking that a car with a ski rack was a cop harassing her? Sorry Kelli, I've been listening.

Love you guys!  Laurie
12/28/2009 1:14:15 PM
Stacey United States
I was listening to Klove on the way home from work today and felt compelled to share a story of man who made a difference in my life some years ago. I was 16 and living out of my car. I was struggling to stay in school and work full time. One week i had pulled into a gas station in chicago where i live and had a choice to make. I had only a small amount of money for the week and no gas, I could either save the money for food or use it for gas to be able to go to school and work. I chose to use it for gas knowing i would go hungry. i filled up my tank and went inside to pay and to my surprise the attendent there told me that the man who had just walked out payed for my gas. I never got to thank him or get the chance to tell him what a difference he had made. But i know it was the Lord working through him, and i got to eat. You never know how something small to you can make a huge impact in some one elses life when you let the holy spirit guide you day to day. I want to thank him and anyone else who practices these random acts of kindness. They DO matter and they Do make a difference.  
12/28/2009 1:38:33 PM
Becky Taylor United States
Becky Taylor
Make a difference Monday.....
I was listening to the radio this morning and I heard you talking about sharing how you have made a difference.  Here is my story.,,,
In August of 2007, things were rough here.  My father in law was dying and so was my brother in law.  I had heard that an aquaintance of mine had had a stroke.  I knew this woman because her kids and my kids went to the same school.  This is a great Christian woman who has lived a clean good honest life.  She had just turned 42 when she had the brain stem stroke.  When I heard about her stroke, I was so sad, and kept her in my prayers daily.  IN December my father-in-law died, and in January my brother in law died.  After that, God kept tellling me that I needed to help this woman.  In April I saw her.  In June, I started cooking meals for her family every Tuesday, and in October I got the training I needed to help her with range of motion exercises.  So now every Monday I do my best to help make a difference in her life.  Through her hard work, and the help of God she is improving.  But really, she is the one that makes a huge difference in my life.  Each week I am reminded how blessed I am to have my family and friends, also to have simple things as the ability to speak and the ability to walk, and to use my left hand.  So on Make a difference mondays, my friend Barb and I each make a difference in eachothers lives.
12/28/2009 7:09:43 PM
Jasmine United States
Mornings at our house are SO HECTIC!!!! A few mornings ago my sister and I decided to just set the table in the morning while our parents were getting ready for the day. As soon as they saw it they were amazed and it made their day! One small act changed their thinking!!!
12/28/2009 7:13:40 PM
Tami United States
I love the concept of "Make a Difference Monday." Taking one day and no matter how busy, or how crazy our day gets, we make a point to focus on doing as Jesus does to us EVERY day! Wow, and what a difference it could be if everyone just took one day to do this. So I am on board. I have a sister who has been so good to me. I have made allot of mistakes and hurt myself and others in those mistakes, but she (and her husband) were there to catch me when I fell. (And the fall was hard!)I have been living with them for the past 4 months, and without going into depth to much, I will just say that God saw exactly what I needed and as I fell, he put these 2 loving people in a place to pick me up, nurturing me back to the woman God made me to be. In this time that I have lived her it gave me a chance to get to know my sister and brother in law in a way I had not done in our adult life. In getting to know my sis better I saw some hurts that I always knew existed, but I saw them in a more detailed way. Her self esteem suffered in all this. So today, while she was out, I typed a message and taped it to her morning mirror where she readies for her day. It was simple, saying what I believed to be true. It simply said, (in short form). "I am God's child. I have beautiful green eyes, a beautiful smile, a healthy body, with beautiful skin to cover it, and I am kind and giving. I am loyal and loving to others. I can say all this because God made me and it is true.
I placed it on her mirror and then left to do my errands. When I came home she stood there with her arms outreaching to me. I did not know why she was doing this, but I walked into her inviting arms. With her eyes watering she thanked me for the note on her mirror. I told her it was all true, and asked her to read it at least once daily outloud. I believe, as I told her, that if she does this, she will own the words. Owning who God made you is good, and often overlooked, and damage rises from it. I love this woman God made to be my sister.
Thank-you once again Scott and Kelli for a great concept! I love your program. It has become a pattern to hear you as I take my son to school, and a time to just praise God, and in that, it lifts me to a place where I believe God wants me to be. I am such a work. BUT, I am a work in progress!
12/28/2009 7:18:52 PM
Tim Gray United States
Tim Gray
I would like to share a chain of events that could only be delivered by god. First I work as a TV pick up and delivery for a local repair shop here in the Denver metro area. Well last week I delivered a TV that had been repaired to a very unusual gentleman. I then found out that he was a pastor at The Full Gospel Center here in town. Well things went very strange for me. At first I did not think about it but he then told me that his wife passed away last year. Well that started to bring thoughts of my wife. She committed suicide on Sept 14, 2001. I had the flood of emotions swell baak into me. At this time I did not say anything to Pastor Greg. Well what had happened is that I forgot my clip box at his house and had to return and retrieve it. I did that later that day. The next day I could not find the receipt copy for the TV repair and had to go back to his house. This now makes three times in two days I had been to his house. On this trip I told him that when he told me of his wife it brought up so many feelings about my  wife. I did divulge the fact that my wife committed suicide. He then gave me his business card and invitecd me to visit his church. A couple of days later I told a friend that I had been thinking of this for a long time and he had just started listening to KLOVE and just suggested I should just give it a listen. I have been doing just that. I did go to the church on Sunday and told Greg that I truly enjoyed the service. It was the first time in thirty years I had been to a service. I believe that things happen for a purpose and I think that these events have helped me. I might never have gone back to a service if it not been for these events. As has been said God works his magic in very mysterious ways and I think that this is him telling me that he still believes in me.
12/29/2009 5:10:22 AM
Steph Goddard United States
Steph Goddard
On Make a Difference Monday -
Sometimes the very smallest things make a HUGE difference!  In the last 6 weeks, I've been through two surgeries for early stage breast cancer, and my mother-in-law went home to sing in the angel's choir just before Christmas.  The day after her funeral, I was finishing up my shopping and stopped at a Chick-Fil-A to get some lunch.  I was a bit overwhelmed with everything, having been through the first surgery, mom's funeral, and had learned I needed the second surgery.  I sat down with my lunch.  When I had finished eating and was finishing up my shake, an employee came by and offered to take my tray.  I told her she could take it and gave her my thanks with a smile.  She returned the smile, said "you're welcome", took my tray and started to walk away.  A couple of steps later, she turned back to me and with the most genuine smile, said "And have a Merry Christmas!"  This smallest act of kindness brought tears to my eyes - and still does.  The second surgery is now complete and successful, and I'm waiting for healing before starting radiation therapy to complete the process.  I try to keep in mind all the blessings I have and it keeps me going.  I also try and hand out LOTS of geniune smiles each day - you never know when one makes a world of difference!
12/29/2009 8:33:18 AM
Jamie Marrow United States
Jamie Marrow
My 8 year old daughter and I were listening to your show last night on our way home, when we heard another listener, Jon calling in asking for prayer. My daughter heard him crying, and asked what was wrong. I had not heard why he had called in for prayer, but told my daughter that something in his heart was hurting. She heard Scott talking to Jon and telling him that you would pray for him.  She then turned to me and said mom,
"can we pray for him too?"  I told her absolutley. The more prayer Jon got the better. So my daughter started praying for him then and there. Later that night my husband and I were praying with all three of our children, when my daughter started telling her dad and brothers about Jon and how his heart was hearting and asked if we could pray for him again. My 8 year poured her heart out to God for this man that she had never met, but knew that he needed to feel God's loving arms around him. Thank you for sharing not only the positive stories, but the stories that help us realize that we need each other.
1/4/2010 10:28:51 PM
Sue Markgraf United States
Sue Markgraf
I made a very large pot of homemade chicken noodle soup for a local PADS shelter on Saturday night. I was so very embarrassed because the largest pot I have is missing the knob on the top of the lid and potholders are necessary to open it, but I wanted to use the biggest pot I could find and fill it to the brim with good, hot, homemade healthy nourishment. I was talking with God about my soup today, wondering if the clients at the shelter on Saturday enjoyed it and I apologized to God for having to use that lid. I distinctly heard Him say, "It's OK, Honey. I'm in the broken pot business." That made me smile.
2/16/2010 8:55:05 PM
Cindy Q. United States
Cindy Q.
Make a difference Monday...
I had been off work for 3 days due to being sick and having kidney problems.
I work at a business that's located in a plaza and the morning I was listening to K-Love on my way to work, I pulled in the lot and seen a beat up brown station wagon with blankets draped all over it. I was a little afraid to approach it so I sat in my car and asked God what I should do? I blew my horn but nobody came out so I went on to work. I started asking around if anybody knew about that car and one of my customers said a elderly couple were living in it and it was their 4th day there, I was shocked and the strangest feeling come over me so I locked up my business and got in my car and went over there and knocked on the car window,and what I seen was so sad. A little old lady and her husband were kicked out of their daughters house and they had no place to go, they had not eaten or taken a bath in days, had no heat whatsoever. So I told them I was going to help them if it was okay. I got in my car and went and got $500.00 out of my bank, I got them a hotel room with a discount for 30 days, I bought them groceries and checked on them every hour, that was Monday...well today, Friday I got a huge bouquet of flowers with a card that read...thank you so much for everything you done for this couple we have found them a place of their own and bought them furniture and working on fixing their car. It was from the hotel mgr. and wow the feelings I felt in my heart was undescribable! I really made a difference in 2 peoples lives and they made a difference in mine too! Thank you God for showing me how to help them and thank you for everything you have done for me in my life!
Thanks K-Love for letting me share this amazing story, God Bless You All!!
2/21/2010 12:01:01 PM
Stephen United States
Monday is the day that I have to return my son 150 miles away.  The trip takes 3.5 hours one way (for him) but 300 miles and between 7-9 hours for me.  They help me see and hear that I am not the only person who suffers the pains of life and it is only when the station fades out that I have to face the remainder of the drive alone again.  KLOVE makes the difference for me.  This Monday my 3 year old son was tapping his foot to the Christian music which means more to me then he knows.
3/7/2010 9:28:38 AM
April United States
I have been practicing make a difference monday for about 5 or 6 weeks now. Every monday I bring a treat to work for my co-workers, it is usually very busy and I try to keep their spirits up. A couple of weeks ago I had an errand to run on my lunch break, I was going to swing by Wendy's to get something to eat, but the drive thru line was too long. So I decided to try another place, in the process I noticed a man sitting in front of a store with a sign that said 'HOMELESS' on it. I started to wonder what I could do for this man. I have heard people say not to give people money that you see on the side of the road, but I asked myself, what if I were in that situation? So I gave that man my spending money for the month, I gave it with the love of God and it does not matter to me what he uses it on b/c I shared God's love. I have had many times in my life where God has shown me his love in this same way and I am very grateful to do what I can for others today, I donate blood, smile more, pray for people, let people out in front of me at busy stop lights, whatever I can to share God's love!
6/9/2010 5:03:01 AM
Linda Poehlein United States
Linda Poehlein
I lost my job on Friday and received my last pay check in the mail today.

I deposited my check in the bank and for some reason I didn't get milk and bread, etc. at the usual store next to the bank. Instead I went to the little local store closer to my house.

The young women in front of me in the check out line was the daughter of a friend I hadn't seen in awhile. The young women did not have enough money in her checking account to pay for all her groceries so the cashier started deducting some of the items.

I told the cashier to put the items on my bill. The young women objected, but I insisted. It only came to an additional $11 on my $13 bill. But it made both of us, probably all three of us, including the cashier, feel better.

Why did I end up at that store at the same time as this young woman? Why did I feel compelled to help her pay her bill, when I knew this was my last paycheck? God's will is why! Love one another!

God has never let me down before and there is no reason I should think he will now. There will be other pay checks.

Make a difference Monday!
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