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“My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.” — Psalm 62:7 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.

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Valentine Candy Hearts Game

I love this idea from Susan Merrill for Valentine’s Day fun with your kiddos! Maybe I can get my adult kids to play! ;)


Put those colorful candy hearts to work as a fun game for your family. Bring them to dinner and follow the instructions below.

Buy a bag of colorful candy hearts.  Then have your family gather around the table.

  1. Pour the candies into a bowl.
  2. Decide what each color signifies. Write it down on a piece of paper everyone can see. For instance:

PINK = Name ONE reason why you love each person at the table

PURPLE = Choose ONE positive word to describe the person to your right

GREEN = Choose ONE positive word to describe the person to your left

YELLOW = Hug the person to your right

RED = Hug the person to your left

WHITE = Make up and sing a silly love song about your family

Go around the table and have each person take a candy heart from the bowl and then follow the directions for whatever color they choose.

Thanks to the iMom Blog for this cute game idea!

Pine Cove Give-Aways on the Morning Show!


Listen to Mike and Carrie this morning on 89.5 KVNE for an opportunity to send your kids to Pine Cove Christian Camp! Pine Cove offers a life changing, spiritually impacting experience for students through Bible studies, worship, and crazy outdoor fun like they can’t get anywhere else!

To register for Youth Camp, Day Camp, or Camp in the City



And be sure to listen to win!!

“My So Called Life”

There used to be a show called “My So Called Life”. It was a 90s TV teen drama about a high school student’s constant turmoil and angst.

Do you ever think that could be the title of your life? Maybe you thought you would have amounted to more by now. Maybe there are relationship issues in your family. Maybe you don’t have the career you thought you’d have. Or you keep struggling with the same old sins. If you’ve ever felt like your life isn’t turning out like you thought it would, or worse, like you’re a disappointment to God, think again.

Think about your kids. Sometimes they feel less than adequate. They too can feel like a disappointment. Like they’re not as smart, as pretty, or as talented as others. Like they may even lack value in your sight, or even unloved. Would you ever consider anything for them other than utter devotion, and an all-out-lay-my-life-down-for-you love?

Of course not. We want our kids to feel good about themselves, to know that they are loved and valued beyond anything words can describe.

You see where this is going.

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7.11

See what great love the father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! 1 John 3.1

God so loved the world he gave His one and only son. John 3.16

Now think again about how much you love your kids. Would you give them away for anything? (Somebody just said “Which kid?”) :)

Again, of course not.

Can you even wrap your brain around a love that would give his son so that you can live? Me neither.

So I just accept it. I accept it in sheer amazement, gratitude and adoration. How He does it, I don’t know. I’m just so glad He does!

So, your “So Called” Life? Pretty stinkin’ valuable I’d say! You are definitely “so called”. So called to love Him. And so called to love others like He loves you.

Let it sink in a few minutes, then spend as much time as needed to thank Him!

Now take your “So Called Life” and let it shine!


Love, Mike

Prayer: “Colds and Flu! Away with You!”

Lots of folks have gotten sick over the past few weeks. Many of us at KVNE have fallen victim to the dreaded cold and flu virus.

Invariably someone will say, “Well, it’s going around!” (“Oh, in that case, I feel better! I thought I was the only one!”) :)


Seriously, let’s pray. Lord, so many of us have struggled recently, or we all know someone who’s been sick.

We ask for your supernatural touch for healing and protection for all those affected. We thank you for your love and care for us, your children! In Jesus’ name, amen.


From all of us at KVNE, please take care of yourself. We need you!


Love, Prayer and Medication,


Family Friendly Classic Movies

Since you’ll hopefully have more family time over the holidays, why not cuddle up and watch a classic movie? Here’s a link to some of the best from iMom.com:


Andrew Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God

Andrew Peterson’s Behold The Lamb of God
This is a unique Christmas concert. Instead of the typical hymns and Christmas songs, this very talented group of musicians reveal how Jesus is interwoven throughout the Bible starting with creation.
The concert will be Thursday December 11th, at 7pm at the Bushman (Kiepersol Estates) in Bullard.
Tickets are available NOW at http://www.itickets.com/events/327240.html
Advance $20
Groups of 5+ $18
Students $10

Tyler Christmas Festivities!

Rose City Christmas events:


*Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

*Holiday in the Park

*Ho Ho Ho Run

*The Nutcracker

*Christmas Movies at Liberty Hall


Just a few of the best Holiday events in East Texas!



Tim Hawkins – Yoga Pants!

Click here to see Tim Hawkins sing Yoga Pants!

What You Think About After Jesus Almost Took You Home

I could have died tonight.

Yeah, you know those thoughts of, “I wonder what I need to take care of for tomorrow?” Tomorrow would have, could have, not come for me. Me sitting here, past midnight, typing this blog entry, may not have existed.

If you’re wondering how, it’s because I zoned out. 

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