Aug 04 2010

What was your first car?

Consumer Reports just named the safest cars for teens to drive. If you're considering buying a car for your teen, you might want to check out some on the list including the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Ford Fusion. Got us thinking...what was your first car? Did you love it or hate it?!

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Aug 03 2010

Will Favre retire... Yes or No???

It was announced today that Vikings QB Brett Favre is considering retirement again... Scott is hoping that he is listening to the Hattiesburg, MS KLOVE station so that he can woo Brett back to the Vikings. Do you think that Brett will really retire this time???
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Aug 03 2010

Dr. Paul Meier on preparing kids to go back to school

It's that time again! The summer is ending and it's time to go back to school. Dr. Meier has some great tips for getting the kids ready to go back to school.

Here are his suggestions:



1.         SHARE AND PRAY: Share how you feel about going back to school with God, a couple friends and your parents—both positive and negative feelings and hopes and concerns. A SHARED BURDEN IS HALF A BURDEN. Talking about your concerns decreases your anxiety about them by about half.

2.         FINANCES are tough for most families in this current economy, so just do the best you can with the resources available to you to have clothing and supplies as close to the norm of your particular school as possible, without being seductive or provocative.

3.         ENMESHMENT: Some parents are nice and mean well, but cripple their children by being overly enmeshed with them and their decisions. As much as is reasonably possible, encourage your children to make their own decisions, be independent, choose their own clothing (within boundaries of course), and develop their own close friends. Do NOT be your child’s best friend. Children who are overly dependent on a controlling parent have the most fear of going to school. Being a parent is the only job whose success is measured by your children no longer needing you to survive and make their own decisions.

4.         SOCIAL PHOBIA: You may have six children, five who are outgoing and one who is shy from birth on. Social phobia is often a genetic, inherited phenomenon, correctable within a week or within a few weeks by prescription medications from a child psychiatrist, such as Neurontin, for example, which is not addicting. Some types of social anxiety are curable with professional counseling alone, but other types require medication for an inherited chemical imbalance. 

5.         DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER, AND OTHER DEBILITATING PROBLEMS: Be sure your children get treated for these, or they will not be able to perform in school, socialize in school, and may even become suicidal. The teen suicide rate today is 300% higher than it was fifty years ago because of the breakdown of family and morals in our society, as well as other factors, including genetic factors. Your children (and yourselves) will recover from these with the right kind of help.

6.         BUILD A SUPPORT GROUP: We all need one or two friends who know all our secrets and accept us just the way we are.

7.         DEDICATE YOUR LIFE TO GOD: If you do, then you can be thankful for things that go right and grow from things that go “wrong.”


Paul Meier MD, MEIER CLINICS, or 1-888-7-CLINIC.


You can listen to Dr. Meier here: Segment 1 and Segment 2



Our actions speak louder than our words. Cliché but true!
Nov 20 2013

Our actions speak louder than our words. Cliché but true!

I was recently cut off in traffic by someone who proceeded to honk at a car further down the road (always find it  comical when aggressive drivers weave in and out of traffic rushing somewhere and then they are only two cars ahead of you at the stop light). The thing that caught my attention most was the bumper stickers on the back of the car. They had a fish and a sticker that said “Enjoy this day compliments of God.” Wow. Not exactly what I expected.


Made me think of all the pictures that have started going viral from restaurant staff. You've probably seen them as well.  People who wear their faith openly (either announcing they are Pastor or praying before the meal) but then tip very poorly, if at all, and are sometimes down right rude.  A few of them have even written things like "here's a tip for you. Come to church next Sunday at_______" or  "I already tithe 10% why would I give you 18%?" Those are the exact words I've seen on some of the receipts pictured and shared on social media. If you just shook your head or sighed — we had the same reaction. It's disappointing. THAT may be the only example of God's 'love' someone ever sees. None of us are perfect. We all make mistakes and lose our tempers every now and then (I get it), but rudeness and greed are not good looks on any of us, especially as believers. Our actions are a direct reflection of who God is — we are his ambassadors!


We as a family have a responsibility to clothe ourselves in love, kindness, peace, joy, gentleness and self control (Galatians 5:22). So many people are hungry for hope even if they don't yet know His name is Jesus.  Every encounter we have with someone is a chance to share that hope with them! 

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