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Top 5 Biggest Money Mistakes We Make

Published July 31, 2014By Mike HarperEdit

5. Buying a House Too Soon

4. Believing the Lie That You “Have to Have a Credit Score”

3. Failing to Save

2. Trying to Live Beyond Your Means

1. Not Making a Plan for Your Money

 

Proverbs 22:7

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Posted in KVNE BlogsMike & Carrie’s Blog

 

Satisfied

Published July 29, 2014By Lynda StringerEdit

What makes you happy? Your favorite meal? Spending time with family? Hitting the road for your favorite vacation spot? Or are you a workaholic? What are you filling your time with? What SATISFIES you? Is it God? The new band About A Mile hits the nail on the head for many of us with their song “Satisfied.” It’s about making the pursuit of God the thing that we crave. To be satisfied in Christ alone. Will you make that your prayer today?

Satisfied – Lyrics

Satisfied – Official Video

Posted in KVNE BlogsLynda Stringer’s BlogUncategorizedTagged About A Milepursue GodSatisfied

 

Chonda’s Hope

Published July 28, 2014By Lynda StringerEdit

Many of you may have heard that Christian Comedian Chonda Pierce’s husband David, died last week of a pulmonary embolism. I wanted to share some of her thoughts that she shared on Saturday after the funeral.

She wrote on her Facebook Page, “The cabin is quiet now. Everyone is gone…. Zach and I sat in the stillness for awhile. I curled up on the couch and stared out of the window at the old red jeep… It sits in front of his work shed. What will we do now? How do we even begin to live with this giant hole that’s been blasted through our hearts…My son and I have a long road ahead of us….a field that’s going to need to be mowed. An orchard to water. Hedges to trim and a fence to repair….But first things first we decided…First thing we should do right now is take a nap. And so we will. Before I close my eyes – I am begging God to wake us up from this horrific dream and let my husband be sitting on the porch when I wake up.

Today she posted, “My husband was an incredible man. The last few years of his life he battled great sorrow… We had made peace with so much of our past hurts except for the lingering grief we shared together. Zach and I struggle through the same sorrows and mourn so heavily for what “should have” been. His legacy is his children, his beloved farm, his writing, his witty banter and his incredible ability to love unconditionally. So, today we rejoice for the peace he has, the joy he is enjoying and that makes our burden lighter, for sure.

Will you pray for the Pierce family and let them know that in that burden there is hope?

Hope in Front of Me – Danny Gokey

Chonda Pierce Facebook Page

Posted in KVNE BlogsLynda Stringer’s BlogTagged Chonda PierceDavid Piercegriefhope

 

“I Meant to Do That”

Published July 25, 2014By Mike HarperEdit

Rangers lost again. It’s now to the point that we look for the fun wherever we can in baseball. Like the “intentional walk”. What is that? You can’t find a more defeatist attitude anywhere in sports. Does Football have the intentional dropped pass? Is there a “I meant to miss” free throw in basketball? But in baseball, we have, “Well I doubt we could get this guy out…might as well let him have first base…” What is Eeyore pitching? So they intentionally throw the ball way outside 4 times and let the guy walk to first. If it was me I’d at least have fun with it and throw it way over the catcher’s head. Or throw it AT the guy. Or roll it in. “Intentional walk”. Sheesh…

Posted in KVNE BlogsMike & Carrie’s Blog

 

Raising Kings and Queens

Published July 25, 2014By Lynda StringerEdit

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13).

Parents, if we want our teens to emulate the character traits reflected in this verse, we need to live them out at home. Focus on the Family has some insights on some of those traits:

Humility
As parents, let’s make our wrongs right by saying, “I’m sorry.” Our sons and daughters will more easily forgive others when they’ve experienced forgiveness at home.

Gratitude
Teens need to hear us say, “Thank you,” Especially thank them if they choose to confide in you about their secrets and struggles

Self-restraint
When you do give advice, talk about how to handle temptation. Tell them you trust them to make wise choices.

Preach the Gospel
Encourage your teen to live a life that emulates the faith, hope and love of Christ so anyone who’s watching will be attracted to Jesus.

Mercy
Whenever issues arise try to remember that God’s unconditional love for us isn’t based on our behavior. There ARE times when strict discipline is needed. But there are also times our kids desperately need grace. The Bible says mercy triumphs over judgment (James 2:13).

Compassion
If we show our teens compassion, they learn to be compassionate. When people are hurting, they need a safe place and understanding — not judgment. Inspire your teens to be that place for someone in need.

Service
In a me-focused world, we need to challenge our youth to see beyond themselves. Our Christ-like examples are the most powerful influence to persuade our teens to be Christ’s disciples. We can equip our teens to offer the world something better — something of eternal value.

BY Tiffany Stuart – Focus on the Family – Read More

Kings and Queens – Audio Adrenaline

Posted in KVNE BlogsLynda Stringer’s BlogTagged 1 Corinthians 13:13character traitsChristian teensFocus on the Familylead by example,ParentingTiffany Stuartvirtue

Are You In There?

Published July 24, 2014By Lynda StringerEdit

I will always treasure the memory of my daughter Kristin when she a 2-year-old hearing us talk about being Christians. She shouted, excitedly, “I’m a Christian!” We thought it was because of her name. But, I believe God had a hand on her from that early time in her life. Well, Max Lucado shares a similar memory: He writes in “When God Whispers Your Name,” “When my daughter Jenna was six years old, I discovered her standing in front of a full-length mirror looking down her throat. I asked her what she was doing and she answered, “I’m looking to see if God is in my heart.” I chuckled and turned. Then I overheard her ask Him, “Are you in there?” She was asking the right question. “Are you in there?” It wasn’t enough for you to appear in a bush or dwell in the temple? It wasn’t enough for you to become human flesh and walk on the earth? You had to go further? You had to take up residence in us? Paul wrote, “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?” (I Corinthians 6:19). Perhaps you didn’t. If not, thanks for letting me remind you. The world says look inside yourself and find self. God says look inside yourself and find God.

From Kristin’s certainty that she was a child of God (she accepted Christ at age 4) to Jenna’s curiosity whether God lived in her heart, we can learn from the innocence of a child. The boldness, the excitement, the curiosity to ask the right question. To seek God and fall into his arms and make your heart his home.

Posted in KVNE BlogsLynda Stringer’s BlogTagged ChildrenChristianGodheartMax Lucado

David’s Step of Faith

Published July 24, 2014By Lynda StringerEdit

David Martin admits his excuse for not sharing the Gospel with individuals one-on-one used to be because he was an introvert and it was not his “wiring” to engage with strangers. However, he reached a point in his life where he realized he had a “gospel integrity gap” which prompted him to begin spreading God’s message in an unconventional way.

The San Antonio native started going to a waiting room at Methodist Hospital, once a month, at 6:30 a.m., armed with a jug of Starbucks coffee in one hand and healthy dose of fear in the other.” He’d nervously ask those waiting, as their loved ones underwent life-threatening surgeries, if they wanted coffee.” During his visits to the hospital he had the opportunity to pray for people and engage in spiritual conversations which led a few people to commit their lives to Christ.

He says, “Evangelizing is not about methodology as much as it is about intentionality because there is always an opportunity to share the Gospel with people. There are very few things in my life that bring a greater sense of feeling alive than having the opportunity to open the Bible and communicate its truth.”

Martin is the director of student initiatives for I Am Second, a ministry that posts a series of web videos featuring personalities and their testimonies about God. Will you follow his example?

Full story from The Christian Post

Posted in KVNE BlogsLynda Stringer’s BlogTagged David MartinEvangelismI Am SecondMethodist HospitalSan Antoniosharing ChristStarbucks coffee

Praise Report on Meriam Ibrahim

Published July 24, 2014By Lynda StringerEdit

There’s a praise report in the news today. A victory for religious freedom in the Meriam Ibrahim case. The American Center for Law & Justice reports Meriam and her American family are now safe and free in Italy. Miriam Ibrahim is the Sudanese Christian woman who faced a death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. It is believed that Meriam, Martin, and Maya will be traveling to the U.S. in a a few days. The ACLJ is thanking the Italian government for its critical role in this case.

Read more here

Posted in KVNE BlogsLynda Stringer’s BlogUncategorizedTagged ACLJAmericanChristian faithItalyMiriam Ibrahimreligious freedomSudanvictory

Beautiful Traveler

Published July 19, 2014By Lynda StringerEdit

She passed him on the highway about 2:00 in the afternoon. He was pushing a bicycle loaded down like a pack horse with seemingly all of his meager belongings. Her thought, was how could he push that bike with all that stuff? She thought about him for a few more minutes and turned up the radio and sped on. She had to get to work. There, she played the songs and shared the verses and offered inspiration and even gave some tips on ways to do random acts of kindness. He didn’t cross her mind again that afternoon.

On her way home, she cranked the radio again and thought about her family, her life, what she’d make for dinner that night and what her schedule looked like for the coming week. Then her heart leaped out of her chest when she saw the man again! Five hours later, he was still on his journey down that two-lane highway, cars passing him by at 60 miles per hour. It was an unusually cool day in July, but he had a jacket to keep the chill away. He was nearing the intersection of two highways, now riding the bike with determined purpose. She heard God’s voice in the words she had shared, the verses that He had pointed out to her that day. He said, “Share my love with him.”

At the next road she made a U-turn to find a place to buy him some food for the night. Loading her arms with a couple of sandwiches, snacks and nutritious drinks, she laid it all on the counter, planning to stop and give it to him out on the road, but then she spied him in the store looking at the soda case. She told the clerk, this is for that man over there. The clerk’s smile lit up the store at her gesture of kindness, but not as bright as when the woman handed the sack to the man, now standing in line behind her with just a Dr. Pepper in hand.

She said, “This is for you. God loves you.” His response was, “I know!” His tanned, leathery skin, tousled hair and huge grin that showed some teeth missing made her think of how God’s love washing over people makes them more beautiful than diamonds. God had given her an opportunity to bless him and he had blessed her even more than she had imagined. God showed her something beautiful in this highway traveler.

Something Beautiful – Needtobreathe

Posted in KVNE BlogsLynda Stringer’s BlogTagged acts of kindnessbeautifulhomeless manshowing God’s love

 

What’s the difference in God answering your prayers and giving you want you ask for?

Published July 17, 2014By Susan O’DonnellEdit

What’s the difference in God answering your prayers and God giving you what you ask for?

There are so many times in my life when I really thought I understood what I needed or was convinced that what I wanted was the right thing to want.  There are also so many times when I didn’t get what I’d begged for…what I’d requested God to grant in my life.  ‘Been there?

Let me just say this, I’ve also had so many times in my life when I’ve been able to look back at what I didn’t get and have been able to see that NOT getting what I’d requested was truly the answer to my prayers!  I know, that sounds confusing, but, here’s what I’m thinking….

My deepest prayer to God is that He will be able to use me for bettering His kingdom,  that I will be the child that He wants me to be. I pray that He will be able to grow me to be more like Jesus.  My prayer is that my children will become women of God and better the world and families that God is entrusting to them.  My prayer is that my life and heart will always reflect Him.

My requests are sometimes different…I want someone to share my life with on earth, I want to have enough money not to worry about things, I want to be close to my children and grandchildren. I want to be active, I want the light to stay green so I’m on time….I want to wake up in the morning and be miraculously thin, and then I’ll maintain that perfect weight, I promise! ….notice that so often we begin our prayer “requests” with “I want, I need” … but God knows the deepest of wants and needs for us and He answers our prayers according to that knowing.  God knows that sometimes our “requests” won’t line up with our true needs and wants.  So, He answers the “requests” accordingly.

How many times have we been able to look back on the “requests” of the past and thanked God that He did NOT give us what we were sure we wanted or needed back then!?

Thinking about this today, I asked myself this question – and now I’m asking you too- When was the last time I sat down to thank God for saying no to me.  When was the last time that I asked Him to forgive me for being hurt/angry/frustrated because He didn’t give me my request!? When was the last time I stopped being a petulant child and simply bowed to the fact that my Daddy God is answering the best prayers for me and  my life.

What’s the difference in God answering your prayers and God giving you what you ask for?  You can only see this little tiny piece of the puzzle and what you think it looks like – But God knows all of it and how it will really all fit together for your good/best. The difference is that God is always do what is the best for you, not what you think would be good for you!

I hope that makes sense to you, because I have to go in the other room and apologize to God for being a big whiney baby about “unanswered” prayer requests and thank Him that He has not always given me what I wanted. While I’m gone, maybe you want to think back and see if He has done you a favor by NOT giving you what you “requested

Posted in Susan O’Donnell’s BlogUncategorized

Shannon Ethridge on the Morning Show!

Published June 27, 2014By Mike HarperEdit

Shannon is a nationally known author and speaker on marital and spiritual intimacy and joined us for morning show merriment!

If I can just get through the morning without saying anything embarrassing we’ll be good. ~ Mike

Learn more about Shannon’s ministry at www.shannonethridge.com

Posted in KVNE BlogsMike & Carrie’s Blog

 

 

Cheap Summertime Fun for Kids

Published June 27, 2014By Lynda StringerEdit

Your kids are out of school! How can you keep them entertained when you have a tight budget? Here’s some great ideas compliments of KaixinFun.com that will cost you under $10:

-Exploding paint bags can be a messy, fun art project for your kids.
-Make roads for toy cars by using colored tape on carpet.
-Turn your driveway into a fun target game using chalk and sponges.
-Have extra bubble wrap? Make stomp paintings.
-Cut up a tarp with scissors to make a cheap throwing game.
-Create a quiet, safe game of Jenga by using cut-up sponges.
-Go camping indoors and let your kids’ imaginations run wild.
-Make a mini bowling game with pencil erasers and marbles.
-Make soap clouds by putting a bar of soap into the microwave.
-Balloon ping pong – make the paddles with paper plates and popscicle sticks.
-Hang Strands of painter’s tape across the doorway to make a fun, sticky spiderweb.
-Cut up a rectangle shaped box to make a stair slide.
-Cut a pool noodle in half to make a marble race track.
-Or use those pool noodles and chairs to create a backyard obstacle course.

Check out the whole list on their Website and make some great memories with your kids this summer!

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Posted in KVNE BlogsLynda Stringer’s BlogTagged budgetKidsSummertime fun

 

1st Day of Summer Fun

Published June 21, 2014By Lynda StringerEdit
It’s the first day of summer! Summer is most people’s favorite time of the year. School is out, the weather is warm (HOT here in East Texas) and it’s time to relax and recharge. Looking for ways to keep all the kids entertained? Care.com offers some summer fun ideas!

No.1 on the list:

-Make an ‘unplug pact’ and see if your family can take a break from all electronics together at least once a day.

-Throw a First Day of Summer Party
Make the backyard into a water park by turning a plastic tarp into a giant slip n’ slide, hanging a cluster of water balloons from the ceiling like a Pinata and giving everyone water guns for a splashing good time.

-Make a “Welcome to Summer” Fun Box
Create a kit that will help make this summer one to remember. Give kids a box filled with some of their favorite activities. It will provide inspiration for fun things to do, and will help keep them occupied during the warm weather months. Include things like sand toys, art supplies, games and books.

-Spoon Up Some Ice Cream

-Freshen Up Your Home
It’s work, yes, but we always feel better when the house is clean and uncluttered, right? Especially when all the neighborhood kids are in and out!

-Have a Picnic in the park

-Set up a Lemonade and Cookies Stand

-Play Ball!
Set a trend for an active summer and organize a baseball or softball game with family and friends.

-Fly a Kite

-Camp Out
Kick off summer with a night under the stars. Go camping in a state park or even your backyard. Do traditional fun camping things like grilling hot dogs and telling scary stories.

-Enjoy a Summer-themed Feast
What’s your favorite summertime treat? Maybe it’s homemade ice cream, BBQ ribs, burgers, s’mores or fresh fruits and veggies from your garden. Combine them in a meal that’s a toast to the season and reminds you of all the good times past and those to come over the next couple of months.

Whatever you do, just get outside and have some fun! Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Care.com – 11 Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Summer

 

Evening Show Recap – June 18th

Published June 18, 2014By Nikki MartinezEdit

It’s a wrap-up tonight that’s sure to make you re-examine and maybe re-tool some things in life (hello sitting could lead to cancer…)

 

  • You’ve realized that your son’s blood pressure has been really high lately. But he’s only 14 years old!! Okay, how many caffeinated drinks is he having a week? If he’s been drinking anywhere from a full can of soda, a whole energy drink, or a cup of coffee a day, THIS is why his blood pressure is high. His heart rate could increase to dangerous levels as well. A sip here or there of the stuff, it’s ok. Everyday – not a good idea for guys 17 and younger

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Posted in KVNE BlogsNikki Martinez’ BlogTagged Blood PressureCancerConstructionEvening Show RecapGood Shepherd Medical Center,LongviewSittingTylerUT Tyler

 

Evening Show Recap – June 17th

Published June 17, 2014By Nikki MartinezEdit

Happy Eat Your Vegetables Day!! Not yanking your chain–this is actually a holiday. And what better way to celebrate then to point out what veggies you NEVER want to eat again. Everything from okra, to kale, and quite a few of beet-dislikers filled the Facebook page, probably trying to figure out ways to avoid the vegetables as much as possible.

For myself, not a fan of the radishes or beets – everything else is fair game in my tummy! And if served in a bread bowl…even better!

Yes, we talked Vegetables, but a few more things on tonight’s show:

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Posted in KVNE BlogsNikki Martinez’ BlogTagged DoritosEat Your Vegetables DayEvening Show RecapHappyKindnessMarriageNational Garbage Man DayVeggies

Evening Show Recap – June 16th

Published June 16, 2014By Nikki MartinezEdit

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these, but when there’s a lot to do in a small amount of time, you can forget that YOU the listener may want to know a little more information then I shared on the show. Happy to give you a head’s up on what’s happening here in East Texas and hopefully helpful tips from around the country:

 

RECALL: Yes, this is part 24 of the GM Recall of Craziness that just continues to go on (okay, maybe I’m exaggerating just a little bit). So far, the company is quite a few million in the hole with numerous parts being shipped across the country to help make their cars safe once again. This next round:

  • Buick Lacrosse, 2005-09.
  • Chevrolet Impala, 2006-14.
  • Cadillac Deville, 2000–05.
  • Cadillac DTS, 2004–11.
  • Buick Lucerne, 2006–11.
  • Buick Regal LS & GS, 2004–05.
  • Chevy Monte Carlo, 2006–08.

If these are one of your cars, get that baby to a dealer to make sure the power steering and the power breaks don’t shut-off on you while driving!

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Posted in KVNE BlogsNikki Martinez’ BlogTagged BBBEvening Show RecapGMHallsvilleLibrariesLongviewRecallScamUpshur

 

Summer-Proofing Your A/C

Published June 16, 2014By Nikki MartinezEdit

Yep, you feel like you’re DYING!! It’s not even the start of summer yet, but it’s East Texas and the heat doesn’t wait for a specific date on the calendar. You’ve started turning on the fans and turning up the A/C, but something doesn’t feel right. You may not be getting the most out of your Air Conditioner, and it’s time to see what to do to remedy that. Some of the things you can look into doing: Continue reading →

Posted in KVNE BlogsNikki Martinez’ BlogTagged A/CAirAir ConditionerCheckHeatHomeHotKeeping CoolSummer

 

To be Daddy – you don’t have to be perfect!

Published June 13, 2014By Susan O’DonnellEdit

My daddy was a single father at 32 his wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer.  For nearly seven years he raised an infant daughter and two young sons 5 and 3 years old while caring for his sick wife at home.  When she passed, he wasn’t even 40.  He was left alone with the children, his daughter just barely 7 years old.   The son of an alcoholic, he was adamant that his children wouldn’t face such a life – so with help of his 76 year old mother he began his life as a single parent.  While Daddy wasn’t a perfect man, he worked hard to raise his kids.

He worked for Eli Lilly as a draftsman, but he was also a little league coach, scout master and fixer upper too.  At first, he couldn’t cook anything but bean soup…when Gramma would visit her sister for a week…we had a week’s worth of the soup (hot-cold and sandwiched – don’t ask!)  However, he worked hard to learn to cook and before we were out of junior high his lasagna was renowned at church covered dish dinners and band banquets.

He was a church elder, Sunday school teacher and the man who showed us the importance of being a part of a church family.  He showed forgiveness when we turned the broken swing set into a huge slingshot for apples (that got us into BIG trouble with neighbors).  He showed grace when my brother came home carrying the only thing left of dad’s car he’d borrowed – a strip of side chrome was all that was left after the wreck!.  he showed strength when we faced the death of our Gramma, the second mother in our life for us to lose.  He meant quiet correction and unconditional love in our life.

My daddy’s children have grown to be his legacy.  My older brother is a respected Geologist discovering oil around the world, married to his high school love for more than 45 years and a father and grandfather in his own right, my nieces and nephew are fantastic!  My middle brother, a respected Psychologist married to a Psychologist for over 20 years, is raising two beautiful girls.  I’ve been in ministry for my entire adult life and have raised two amazing young women as a single mom.  Daddy’s kids have raised their own families, built careers and have made a difference in their world…and what father wouldn’t be proud of that as a resume!?

Daddy wasn’t a perfect man, but he was the best Daddy he knew to be. Thanks, Daddy!

 

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As Heard on the Air…

Published June 11, 2014By Nikki MartinezEdit

The words that you and I try to say don’t always come out the right way we want them to. And for myself as an On-Air Announcer, that can mean an inspiring audio clip can do the job better than I can. Well, here are a few audio clips that YOU’VE asked about that we’ve played on one or more of our shows!

 

You Are AWESOME Audio

 

Advice to New Parents

 

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Spiritual and Physical Fitness for the Proverbs 31 Woman

Published June 3, 2014By Mike HarperEdit

P31 Fitness Summer Bootcamps

Mon-Thu 6am-7am

*Starts June 9*

Tyler First Church of the Nazarene

3700 Old Bullard Rd, Tyler 75701

Contact: achauncey@p31fitness.com

903-920-5788

http://www.p31fitness.com/Tyler-TX_c_342.html

Posted in KVNE BlogsMike & Carrie’s BlogUncategorized

 

 

How to Overcome the Tendency to Procrastinate

Published May 29, 2014By Mike HarperEdit

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Keeping YOURSELF Motivated to Workout

Published May 22, 2014By Nikki MartinezEdit

It’s the month of May and you’ve hit your exercise slump. Okay, who are we kidding, you hit it back in February! Well, the good news is that you wouldn’t be the only one–quite a few people start the new year off great with a jog each morning or 30 minutes of some activity a day. And then life tries it’s hardest to crush any opportunity or excitement you had to workout. Come on life!!

The good news is that you can always pick-up where you left off in trying to be active…even if it’s a battle to get yourself motivated again or you feel too discouraged to do so. Mother, trainer, and blogger Carly Pizzani has a few tips up her sleeve to get you active again without beating yourself up Continue reading →

Posted in KVNE BlogsNikki Martinez’ BlogTagged Carly PizzaniEncourageExerciseMotivateWorkout

 

A New Mom’s Toolkit

Published May 19, 2014By Nikki MartinezEdit

Walking into the baby section of any store can be overwhelming for ANYONE! So many choices, designs, brands, and things you never thought existed or were needed. Yes, I’ve gone shopping for baby stuff a few times now, whether it was for friends or relatives, but there always seems to be new things that I’d never heard of or seen.

Well, if you feel exhausted by the time you leave the store and still aren’t sure what you actually need, here are a few expectant mother staples that could come in handy more than most would think:

  • Nasal saline drops or spray: If your baby is suffering from a stuffy nose, saline drops or spray can offer relief, says Dr. Dyan Hes, M.D., medical director of Gramercy Pediatrics in New York. Nasal saline or spray can be purchased at the drugstore or you can make your own at home by simply dissolving 1/4 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of warm water.  Continue reading →

Posted in KVNE BlogsNikki Martinez’ BlogTagged BabiesBabyMotherneedsThingsTools

In Need of Some Memory Help?

Published May 14, 2014By Nikki MartinezEdit

 

You could 18 or 80 when your memory decides to try and escape you. Trust me, the lists I have to make ALL the time show me that I don’t have to be using a walker to have memory issues. So let’s be honest with each other–if you’re checking this post out then you probably have at least moments of memory trip-ups. Thankfully, there are ways to boost it just a bit, and maybe tricks to help in the long run. Thanks to bloggerJodi Meltzer, she’s tracked-down 6 tips on helping with jogging your memory a little easier.

 

 

Gnats in the Outfield…messing up my game!

Published May 14, 2014By Susan O’DonnellEdit

I used to be pretty athletic; played almost every sport a girl could get her hands, gloves, bat, racquet or shoes into when I was younger.  I was still playing softball, although badly, about five years ago.

I remember being in the outfield playing softball on a summer evening. You’d be out there when the lights came on and before you could duck for cover out came the swarms of gnats! They would fly around your face and in your eyes (heaven forbid if your mouth was open to say anything!).  Sometimes you could hold your glove above your head and they would fly around that for a while, but in no time at all they would be back in your face!

These flying menaces are tiny, not much bigger than a head of a pin, but they were always in your face and making it hard to concentrate on the game…you could miss the ball hit to your position because of these tiny little dive bombers!  When you think about it, tiny little flying things and big softball – no contest right?! Wrong…being bugged by these gnats kept your attention on them and not on the game itself!

Fast forward to this time of life, there are little gnats in life…little frustrations that fly in the face of you trying to get to your daily life and routine.  Maybe it’s traffic, or financial issues, maybe it’s frustrations with maintenance on your house, or car…maybe it’s the kids acting out or your spouse not listening. Whatever your little gnats are, even though they can be tiny and insignificant, they pull your attention from the real truth about your life. They make you concentrate on the bother instead of the blessings!

So, when the little gnats of life begin to pull your attention away from your true purpose… to glorify God in this world by showing the truth of who HE is on a fleshly basis…then it’s time to refocus on the game!

If this isn’t a good reminder for you in your life, that’s okay, because this message is mostly for my own good! As God so often does, by my reminding you of this truth, I get a hefty dose of “THIS IS FOR YOU, SUSAN

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So They’re GIVING These to Mom!

Published May 9, 2014By Nikki MartinezEdit

There are many things that I’m glad I have that I can attribute to my mother:

  • Her good looks
  • Her servant’s heart

There are many things that I’m glad I have that I can attribute to my mother:

  • Her good looks
  • Her servant’s heart
  • The way she makes others feel loved
  • My need to save as much money as possible with things

If you understand at all that last one, then you know the word FREE is music to my ears! And what’s better than free stuff for yourself? Free stuff for the people you love. Well, on Mother’s Day, don’t miss these places that want to keep your momma’s money in her pocket:

McCormick & Schmick’s is giving moms a complimentary chocolate-covered strawberry with brunch on Mother’s Day. The restaurant chain operates locations in 24 states.

Snapfish has printable cards, breakfast-in-bed menus, origami flowers and party banners for Mother’s Day that you can download for free.

Spaghetti Warehouse is offering moms who dine in its restaurants on May 11 a complimentary lasagna on their next visit. See participating locations. Spaghetti Warehouse operates in seven states.

Boston Market is giving moms a free meal on May 11 with the purchase of any individual meal of equal or greater value. There are more than 450 Boston Market restaurants nationwide.

Starbucks: Buy one Get One free Teavana Oprah Chai Latte (hello perfect coffee date)!

William Sonoma – May 10th 9:30am: Free Mom & Me Breakfast: Bring your mom and together you’ll make waffles with great toppings.

Walgreens - One Free 8 x 10 Photo Enlargement: Use Code ENLARGEIT and choose in-store pick-up. Valid at Walgreen’s through 11:58pm CST Saturday May 10th.

 

LOVE YOU MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The way she makes others feel loved
  • My need to save as much money as possible with things

If you understand at all that last one, then you know the word FREE is music to my ears! And what’s better than free stuff for yourself? Free stuff for the people you love. Well, on Mother’s Day, don’t miss these places that want to keep your momma’s money in her pocket:

Mom thoughts….of mine, of me and of my daughters

Published May 7, 2014By Susan O’DonnellEdit

With Mother’s Day coming this weekend, I’ve been thinking a lot about mothers.

Mine wasn’t around very long for me.  She was sick from the time I was a baby and by the time I was seven she had succumbed  to the cancer that desimated her.  Then,  my dad took over as both dad and mom.  I remember little about her, but my family talked of her sense of humor, her beautiful compassionate heart and her love for and joy of children.

My grandmother was my next mother, at 76 years old she took over helping my father raise my two older brothers and me.  She was on her third litter of children to raise, having raised her own children, then my aunt’s kids and now dad’s three.  If you are the third group of kids to be raised by one woman, you might as well know…there is nothing you can get away with,  no new way you can get in trouble that she hasn’t already anticipated and you have no excuse to be voiced that she hasn’t been practiced in answering!  She was an incredible woman who read the Bible from cover to cover more times than I can count, but she never once used it to bully us into something.  She didn’t need to yell or threaten because we saw her saw an outhouse in half with a hand saw  so the dog could have a dog house at age 78!  So, we knew she had the strength and energy to take you on so…you did what you were told the first time it was told to you! I learned so much about strength, love and determination from her!

Then, it was time for me to be mother.  Sarah Beth came along when I was 26 and Megan three years later.  They taught me that mothers have to raise each child differently from the others because they are individual in all respects!  I learned the meaning of the word stubborn and bullheaded from my younger daughter, although admittedly I should have learned it from Grandma because she called me that often enough when I was growing up! I guess Meggie gets it from me!  The girls became children of a single mom when they were 9 and 12 and from that moment on we realized that Mom was an inadequate substitute for Dad AND Mom.  However,  they knew I would always do my utmost to provide for them, spend time with them, be graceful with them and to support them! And I’m still trying to be that kind of mom.

Now, I watch my girls as mothers and I’m so blessed to see the women they’ve become.  While Sarah Beth hasn’t birthed children YET, she is a loving and extremely good teacher.  She refers to her kids in her class as “MY kids” and sometimes…”one of my babies”.  To see and hear how she loves on them, instructs them and disciplines them…I get to smile because even she says that ” Mom, I heard your voice and your sayings come out of my mouth today! It was scarey!”

Megan has a four year old son and loves her two older 19 and 22 year old “gift with purchase” step daughters.  Watching Meg become the mother that she is I often think to myself she is a lot like what I think my mother must have been like.  Even without having known her, Meggie has the love, sense of humor and compassion people used to say mommy had.

As we face another Mother’s Day I realize that I had more than one mother…my mom and then my grandmother too.  How blessed is that!? My daughters may not have had the best mom but they had one that loved them as best she could possibly!  My girls have become the kind of mothers that will impact children and generations with their caring!  I’m thinking that’s a pretty amazing legacy from Grandmother to mother to me to my girls and now to theirs.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Susan O

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The Best Money Tip in the World

Published April 24, 2014By Mike HarperEdit

Money tips. There are plenty. You’ve probably heard most of them. But for one reason or another, maybe you’ve just not been able to apply them.

Here’s a simple one. It’s not easy, but it’s simple. The best one. One your grandmother probably told you.

Give 10%, Save 10%.

Okay I just lost half of you, but for those who are curious enough to imagine, “It sounds so crazy, it just might work!” Congratulations. It does.

There are enough scriptures that reference giving to make the first half of the tip credible. Acts 20:35, 2 Corinthians 9:7, Malachi 3:10 come to mind, just to name a few. We know it is right and wise to give.

What about part two? According to statisticbrain.com, 36% of us don’t save ANYTHING for retirement. Zero. Benifitspro.com tells us that 60% of us WANT to retire, but the same amount fear they won’t be able to do it. Finally, a study by Lawyers.com revealed that, if we had it to do over again, 64% of us would have put more money into savings. Who wants to live with that regret?

Maybe 10% is a stretch for you. But we can all do something. Put $100 a month in savings. Start there. $100. Many of us could do that. Even that’s too much? Can you put $20 a week aside? That’s $1040 in a year before interest. You’ll thank yourself for it. Your kids just might thank you too!

It works. Do it. Baby steps. There’s no excuse for doing nothing. Don’t be like most Americans (64%), who wish they had.

There are many so resources to help if you’ll just reach out.  Email me at mike@kvne.com. I’ll be glad to direct you to some. Take the first step. You can do this!

 

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Are we scented candles or the real deal?

Published April 21, 2014By Susan O’DonnellEdit

I admit it,  I love scented candles and wax that makes my apartment smell like I’ve just baked a billion dozen cinnamon cookies or just washed and line dried a load of linen even when I’ve not been close to the oven or the washer!

I sniff through a batch of bars to find the right scent to go in my warmer in the living room, and something different for the upstairs bath…making sure it’s just the right smell and mood I want.  I laugh even as I talk about it because one of my old Morning Show partners (Dave Cruise) used to say that he hated it when someone lit a Sugar Cookie candle in his house because if it’s going to smell like a cookie…there should be a cookie!

I was thinking about that, are we coming off in this world like people that masquerade or “smell” like Jesus but we really aren’t like him much past that?

I mean the idea is that we are intimately involved with Christ in our life and so when we are publicly out and about with others we should not only smell like Jesus but we should be that “cookie” authentic Jesus with skin on at the end of that smell.

Maybe I’m the only one, but I know that there are times when I’ve just kind of forgotten to be that authentic  Jesus with skin on sweet smell for others and I’m just a scented “wanna be”.  So, I’m working to be the “cookie authentic” of Jesus…and not only smell like him but act like him too. It’s a daily work, but the good news is Jesus is still working on me and I’m learning little by little.

However, I’ll be honest –  if you come to my house and you smell cookies or linen, that’s still wax.

 

Easter Story Hunt

Published April 17, 2014By Carrie ParsonsEdit

Kids love to hunt for Easter eggs! Here’s a game where your kids can hunt for eggs – but instead of candy they will actually learn the Easter story.

Click here for all the FUN details!

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Jesus and Peter talking about Grace

Published April 17, 2014By Carrie ParsonsEdit

If you’re having trouble understanding what Grace means, check out The Skit Guys  “Grace”.  Just click here for the link. Happy Easter!

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What is going On? Praise Sharewhat?!

Published April 1, 2014By Susan O’DonnellEdit

It’s called PraiseShare and it’s the time of year when KVNE/KGLY suspends regular programming to encourage listeners to give to the ministry.  It’s the way the stations fund the rest of the year budget.

So, if you’re not used to a noncommercial station and have mostly listened to the ones that play loads and loads of commercials then you are probably wondering “why do you have to do that!? Other stations don’t ask me to donate”  You’re right, the commercials stations don’t ask you to donate because they live on the money the advertisers pay to get their commercials on air.  But, remember, we are a noncommercial station.

Noncommercial stations couldn’t play commercials if we wanted to…and by the way, we don’t want to.  We can use that time that would have gone to commercials (typically 12-15 minutes an hour for a lot of commercials stations) to play more music that honors God, to pray with listeners, to share scripture and to share stories of what God is doing in our lives. Now, that is SO much better than spending the time listening to a commercial to either grow hair or laser remove it!

But even though Praise Share is a fund raiser, it’s so much more than that to me.  If all we did was talk about money and ask people to give I wouldn’t want to do it for one day much less for these next two weeks! But, it’s more about the people than the money.  It’s about the volunteers who come in before the crack of dawn to man the phones for free, talking to people who share their same love of the station.  Many times it sounds like by the time the phone call between the donor and the volunteer is over – the two are old friends!  They share stories and prayer requests and the love of the Lord along with that donation.

It’s about the giving listeners who each have their own story as to why they listen, what brought them to Christian radio in the first place, or how the station’s music and message saved their life, their marriage or their heart! It’s about the people that say since they’ve been giving to the station they feel so much more a part of the work God is doing through the station…like when someone calls in and asks Christ into their life because of what they’ve heard on the air…they feel like they were a part of that!  I love the way the giving listeners refer to the station as “my station, or OUR station” because they feel ownership of the work here!  Wow! that gets me excited!

It’s about the people who in the future will want and need a station like KVNE/KGLY in their life and may never know that those who call these next two weeks to give were the ones to provide this blessing for future generations!

And….it’s about the staff working, tirelessly and happily because they spend every day watching God do miraculous things through the work of the radio station.  They are working more than 12 hour days during Praise Share but they do it like it was a gift to them to get to work it.

That’s why I don’t want you to think this is just another one of those fund raisers!  Because I promise you it is so much more than that – it’s about people, love, God and YOU.

So What’s going on? ….. Honestly?  What’s going on is God’s children are working together to make sure that His name is being lifted up in East Texas.  The money is being raised…but so is the name of Jesus, so are the people listening on the radio, and so are the volunteers and staff in house.

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What is God Telling You That You Need to Hear?

Published March 27, 2014By Mike HarperEdit

Today’s morning show topic caused me to take a hard look. God is telling me to let go of the things I love. My plans? Turn them loose! It’s all His! And He promises that if we’ll take delight in Him, He’ll give us the desires of our hearts. I SO needed to hear that!

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Where did you go?

Published March 24, 2014By Susan O’DonnellEdit

Okay, I’ve had this question a lot lately!  “Where did you go?”

I’ve been off the air here at KVNE for a couple of weeks so I do understand the question. Here’s the answer.  First, I went to Las Vegas to be part of a Sharathon (it’s like a Praise Share) It’s something I do all over the country and I really love it.  I get to fly into a city, work with the on air team at the local Christian station and help them raise their funds, then fly back home.  Thanks to Troy and KVNE for letting me continue to do that.  Did I mention that I started that week by celebrating my birthday with my girls and friends?  It was great fun. Then the week of working with the crew at SOS radio there.

Trying to get home,  my daughters and I had a wreck on the way to the airport to fly home…in a RENTAL car.  Great news is everyone is pretty much okay and it wasn’t our fault…and it’s a RENTAL! But we missed our flight home, and they couldn’t get us on one together…so, I had the girls fly home on one flight and then about 8 hours later I got to fly home.  But, hey! we made it! And I didn’t even tell you bout the fire in the studio during our broadcast – a story for another day.

That’s one week of being gone…the other week, I’m admitting I have been ill.  I’ve been dealing with urgent care, emergency rooms and doctors for the past week and am grateful for every single one of them.  I’m hoping to have relief this week and then I’m coming back on air just in time for KVNE’s Praise Share!

So, in answer to the question, “Where did you go?”  I’m still here and I’m staying…and I can’t wait to tell you more about how God has been working! He always is, even in the times in our life when we struggle.  He’s promised that He is always working for our best!

 

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So far Tyler has been an experience – For me and for Tyler!

Published March 10, 2014By Susan O’DonnellEdit

I’ve been in Tyler now for about a month.  It’s a great town and everyone has been so friendly.  The experience, however, hasn’t always been easy– For me, or for Tyler!

I’ve already met three of Tyler’s finest.  First, for listening to my GPS and turning onto a One Way street that wasn’t going my way!  That officer was so very nice and it was so very obvious that I wasn’t from around here that he simply made sure I was reoriented to go the right direction and he bid me good afternoon.

Second, I found another of our men in uniform astride a motorcycle a block from where I was hoping to find an apartment.  Apparently, my expired inspection sticker caught his attention; his lights and siren caught mine.  My eyes teared up when he asked for my current address to fill out the ticket because , at that point,  I’d been searching for weeks and still was homeless. However, he was not moved by my despair and simply used my last known address on the ticket —  and bid me a good afternoon.  (for those concerned, I’ve already remedied the inspection sticker issue and am compliant again)

So, the third time to meet an officer?  I had decided to give my friend a tour of the station on the weekend.  I unlocked the door and then couldn’t get the alarm code correct and … “AAAAUGH”!  The siren starts blaring and by the time I got the right code in — the  officer was at the door.  I had to convince him that I worked here and was just too new to know the correct code fast enough.  He looked at me like I was not rowing with both oars –  if you know what I mean – but then bid me a good afternoon.

So, let me see…One and a half months in Tyler – three encounters with the men who keep law and order in the town.  I’m thinking I may be making more of an impression on my new hometown than I’d intended!  I’m hoping to do better as I get more used to Tyler and Tyler gets more used to me.  But, for now,  I bid you a good afternoon!

Susie O –

 

** (just to be clear, all three of the officers were very professional in their dealings with me and justified too)

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Matthew West is Coming to Longview!

Published March 9, 2014By Mike HarperEdit

The Acoustic Tour An Intimate Evening of Stories and Songs w Matthew West

Friday March 21 at 7:30,  LeTourneau University Belcher Center.

www.BelcherCenter.com

903-233-3080

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Sometimes it’s a matter of putting down what lifts you up.

Published February 24, 2014By Susan O’DonnellEdit

  1. One of the things I’m trying to learn in my new place in life is that you cannot reach out and take the gifts God is trying to give you if you are clutching all of the old stuff YOU think you should have or need.   You want to be open to what God may be offering you, but sometimes it’s a matter of putting down what lifts you up.  The things you’ve wanted, thought you needed or had to have are in the way of what you have coming that is new.    In order to get what God has ready to hand you – you’re going to have to be willing to trust Him enough to believe it’s more important to have this new thing, than to grasp the old to your chest like it’s a life vest and you’re leaving the Titanic!

It’s like God is saying, ” You’re gonna have to put that down, Baby, or you’ll drop all of it and not have any of the wonderful things that are yours too!”

On one hand, I get it…but sometimes …I feel like I’m having to pry my hands off of things I WANT.. instead of just letting go of them so I can open my hand (and arms) to the things God would lay into my life.  Even when there’s a part of me that knows that He promises what He has for me is better than I could even imagine for myself! –  I stand with my arms filled with all of the “old” stuff I want to hang on to, as bits of it and chunks of the “new” – even better stuff – drops to the floor and shatters!

You see, we can’t carry all of it.  We can’t keep piling more into our arms with a defiant – “MINE!” and remain open to “HIS” for us.  We have to put down the old to pick up the new.  But, here’s the rub, it’s not just once or twice in our lifetime.  We may be called to put down even the good things we’ve held dear that have lifted us up in tough times.  Otherwise we can’t reach out for the new that God holds out to us.  One way or another something will drop away.

Before you start to think I’ve achieved some sort of new wisdom for me,  even though I understand this concept – it d

oesn’t mean that I’m getting this right in my own life yet. As Paul said  in Phillippians, “Not that I’ve already obtained it, but I press on….”

 

A Letter To My Lovely Wife and Life Partner Lois

Published February 13, 2014By Mike HarperEdit

Tomorrow morning when you wake up, and the future is unclear… I will be here.

Thirty four years together, and we’ve seen so many changes. Changes in jobs, changes in health, changes in cities, changes in family, changes in each other.

One thing that will never change is my intensely held devotion to you as my life love and sweetheart. I don’t always say it well, and I don’t often express it in your love language. But there is no denying this forever – burned – in – my – heart – instilled – in – my – soul love for the person you have always been and will forever be in my inner most being.

So I’ll say it again. The thing I must have said a billion times since 1980. I love you. Regardless of circumstances, regardless of how I may feel at any given time, regardless even if you ever changed your mind. I love you. I can’t NOT love you. I don’t even want to try.

I can’t imagine my life any other way, than with you. Rich or poor, in sickness or in health, I will be here. I… Love… You!

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School delays and closures Wednesday 2/12/14

Published February 12, 2014By Mike HarperEdit

School delays and closures

Arp ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Azleway School - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Big Sandy ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Bishop TK Gorman Regional Catholic School - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Broaddus ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Bullard ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday. Girls basketball team against Mineola: Tuesday game postponed until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at TJC

BSF Bible Study Fellowship - Day Women’s Club in Tyler canceled Wednesday

Canton ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Central Heights ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Chapel Hill ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Christian Heritage School, Longview - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Christian Women’s Job Corps of Tyler - 10 a.m. start for classes Wednesday

Crossroads ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Cumberland Academy - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Cushing ISD - 10 a.m start Wednesday

Douglass ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

East Texas Baptist University - Offices closed and classes canceled

East Texas Charter School (Longview) -  9:30 a.m start Wednesday

East Texas Christian Academy (Tyler) - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Elkhart ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Frankston ISD 10 a.m. start Wednesday, February 12

Full Armor Christian Academy, Henderson, 10 a.m. Wednesday

Garrison ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Gilmer ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Gladewater ISD - Buses will run 15 minutes early today (Tuesday), all games for Tuesday night canceled.

Gladewater ISD - 10 a.m start Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Good Shepherd School (Tyler) - Classes canceled Wednesday

Grace Community School (Tyler) - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Grace Community Church Early Education Center (Tyler) - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Grand Saline ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Grapeland ISD - 10 a.m start Wednesday

Green Acres Baptist Church Early Education Center - 9:15 start Wednesday

The Growing Stick Learning Center (Tyler) - 10 a.m. start Wed.

Hallsville ISD classes will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Harmony ISD - 10 a.m start Wednesday

Hawkins ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Hemphill ISD 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Henderson ISD 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Hudson PEP Elementary (Longview) - Tuesday parent’s meeting canceled and rescheduled for Thursday (Feb. 13) at 5:30.

Ivy League Preschool (Henderson) - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Jacksonville Christian School - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Jarvis Christian College (Hawkins) - Tuesday evening classes canceled; open at 10 a.m. Wednesday

Kilgore College - Tuesday evening classes canceled; 10 a.m start Wednesday(8 a.m and 9 a.m classes canceled)

Kilgore ISD -10 a.m. start Wednesday

Laneville ISD - 10 a.m start Wednesday

La Poynor ISD -  10 a.m start Wednesday

LETU - University will open at 10 a.m. Chapel will begin at 10:50

Lindale ISD - 10 a.m start Wednesday

Longview ISD -10 a.m. start time on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Buses will run about two hours behind schedule.

Longview Transit - 10 a.m start Wednesday

Mabank ISD - 2 hour delay Wednesday

Malakoff ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Marshall ISD - classes start Wednesday at 10 a.m. on all campuses. Buses will run two hours later than normal.

Meals on Wheels Ministry of East Texas - Closed Wednesday, no delivery

Mount Pleasant ISD - 10 a.m start Wednesday

Nacogdoches ISD - 2 hour delay Wednesday

Ore City ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Overton ISD - Two hour delay Wednesday

Palestine ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Pine Tree ISD - Two hour delay Wednesday

Premier High School (Tyler) - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Saint Gregory Cathedral School - 10 a.m start Wednesday

Servpro - Continuing Education class is canceled for Wednesday

Smith County - All county offices and court proceedings delayed until 10 a.m. Wednesday. Jury panels for Wednesday, Feb. 12 canceled

Smith County Republican Primary Election Training scheduled for tonight has been canceled; participants will be notified for re-scheduling

Southwood Academy Daycare/Preschool - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

The SPCA of East Texas has moved their open house for their new spay/neuter clinic at 3405 NNE Loop 323 in Tyler to Thursday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. due to the winter weather.

Spring Hill ISD two hour delay Wednesday

Stepping Stone School (Tyler) - 10 a.m. Wednesday

Tenaha ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Texas State Technical College (Marshall) - Tuesday evening classes canceled;  10 a.m. start Wednesday

Texas Institute of Biblical Studies (Gladewater) - No classes Tuesday night.

Torchlight Preparatory Academy – Crockett - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Toy Town Pre-School – Lindale - 9:30 a.m. Wednesday

Trinity School in Longview, start 10 a.m. Wednesday

Troup ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Tyler ISD - Two hour delay Wednesday

TISD has rescheduled the he following games that were to be played today have been for Wednesday, Feb. 12th at the locations and times listed:

John Tyler Varsity girls basketball Playoff game vs Mansfield Lake Ridge @ Fairfield High School @ 6:30 pm

John Tyler Varsity boys basketball @ Jacksonville @ 6:30 pm

REL Junior Varsity girls soccer vs Mesquite @ Mesquite @ 5:30 pm

REL Varsity girls soccer vs Mesquite @ Mesquite @ 7:00 pm

REL Junior Varsity boys soccer vs Mesquite @ Rose Stadium @ 5:30 pm

REL Varsity boys soccer vs Mesquite @ Rose Stadium @ 7:00 pm

REL Update - Due to deteriorating weather conditions all school-related after school and evening activities have been canceled.

Other Basketball Games canceled Tuesday February 11, 2014:

Brownsboro vs. Chapel Hill, ( Girls)

Canton vs. Spring Hill, (Girls)

Bullard vs. Mineola (Girls)

Kilgore vs. Mabank (Girls)

Whitehouse at Nacogdoches (Boys)

Mt. Pleasant at Pine Tree  (Boys)

Tyler Junior College - Tuesday classes, events, and activities are canceled today (Tuesday) after 5:00 pm. Delayed start until 10 a.m. All facilities open at 10 a.m.

Tyler YMCA  - Open at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Tyler Civic Theater Auditions – Lord of the Flies - Postponed until Thursday 7 p.m.

Tyler Transit Service - Delayed Until at least 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Union Grove ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Union Hill ISD - 2 hour delay Wednesday

USA Planet Kids - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

UT Tyler Math Counts Competition - Canceled for Wednesday.

UT Tyler College Showcase - Canceled for Wednesday.

Van ISD classes delayed two hours Wednesday

West Rusk ISD - Two hour delay Wednesday

West Sabine ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

White Oak ISD, classes delayed two hours Wednesday

Winfield ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Winnsboro ISD - 10 a.m. start Wednesday

Winona ISD - Two hour delay Wednesday

Wiley College (Marshall) - Tuesday evening classes canceled

The Women With Heart Event scheduled for this evening in Jacksonville is canceled. The event is being postponed and rescheduled for Thursday February 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the Norman Activity Center in Jacksonville.

  • ACCESS COMMUNITY CENTER (JACKSONVILLE, PALESTINE) - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • APPLE SPRINGS ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • ARP ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • ATHENS ISD - Classes will be delayed by 2 hours Wednesday.
  • AZLEWAY CHARTER SCHOOL - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • BECKVILLE ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • BIG SANDY ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • BISHOP GORMAN - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • BRIGHT BEGINNINGS PRE-SCHOOL (LINDALE) - Classes will start at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday.
  • BROADDUS ISD - Classes will begin at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday. Buses will run 2 hours late.
  • BROOK HILL SCHOOL - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • BROWNSBORO ISD - Classes will begin at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday. Buses run on a two hour delay.
  • BUCKNER FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION MEETING - Tuesday night’s meeting has been canceled and the next meeting will be held March 11, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., at the Longview office.
  • BULLARD ISD - Girls basketball vs Mineola has been postponed until Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., at TJC. Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • CANTON ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • CARLISLE ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • CARTHAGE ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • CAYUGA ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • CHANDLER - The City of Chandler will have a delayed start at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
  • CHAPEL HILL ISD (TYLER) - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • CHRISTIAN HERITAGE SCHOOL (LONGVIEW) - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S JOB CORE (TYLER) - Offices will open at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • CITY OF CHANDLER - City offices to open at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • CITY OF LONGVIEW - Administrative offices to open at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday. City Hall, Public Library, Recreation Facilities, Developmental Services, Housing, Human Resources, Municipal Court, Fire Administration, etc., to open at 10:00 a.m. Longview Transit will open at 10:00 a.m., with buses running at 10:15 a.m.
  • CITY OF PALESTINE - City offices to open at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • CORRIGAN-CAMDEN ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • CROCKETT ISD - Classes and buses will be delayed by two hours, Wednesday.
  • CROSS ROADS ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • CUMBERLAND ACADEMY - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • CUSHING ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • DOUGLASS ISD - Classes will start 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • EAST TEXAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY - Classes are canceled for Wednesday.
  • EAST TEXAS CHARTER SCHOOL - Classes will start at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday.
  • EAST TEXAS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • ELKHART ISD - Classes will begin at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • FRANKSTON ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • FULL ARMOR CHRISTIAN ACADEMY - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • GILMER ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • GLADEWATER ISD -  Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • GOOD SHEPHERD SCHOOLS (TYLER) - Classes canceled Wednesday.
  • GRACE COMMUNITY SCHOOL - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH EEC - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • GRAND SALINE ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday. Buses will run at 9:00 a.m.
  • GRAPELAND ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • GREEN ACRES BAPTIST CHURCH EARLY EDUCATION - Classes will start at 9:15 a.m., Wednesday.
  • GREGG COUNTY- All court offices will be closed until 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • GROWING STICK LEARNING CENTER - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • HALLSVILLE ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • HARLETON ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • HARMONY ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • HAWKINS ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • HEMPHILL ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • HENDERSON ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • HOPKINS ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • JACKSONVILLE ISD - Buses and clases will be delayed by 2 hours Wednesday.
  • JACKSONVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • JACKSONVILLE COLLEGE - Classes will start at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • JARVIS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • KIDZ PARADISE 24 HOUR LEARNING CENTER - Will be delayed until 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • KIDS WORLD LEARNING CENTER - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • KILGORE COLLEGE - Classes will begin at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • KILGORE ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • KINGS ACADEMY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - Classes will have a 2 hour delay Wednesday.
  • LANEVILLE ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • LA POYNER ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY -  The University will delay opening until 10:00 a.m. The first class that students will attend is academic chapel at 10:50 a.m. Classes at LETU Abbot Aviation Center at East Texas Regional Airport will begin after chapel concludes at 11:30 a.m.
  • LEVERETT’S CHAPEL ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • LINDALE ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • LITTLE PEOPLE’S SCHOOL (TYLER) - Classes cancened Wednesday.
  • LONGVIEW ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • LONGVIEW TRANSIT - Buses will run at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • MABANK ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • MALAKOFF ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • MARSHALL ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • MARTINSVILLE ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • MEALS ON WHEELS MINISTRY - Will be closed Wednesday.
  • METHODIST READINESS SCHOOL - Classes will start at 9:40 a.m.
  • MOUNT ENTERPRISE ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • MT. PLEASANT ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • MURCHISON ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • NACOGDOCHES ISD - Classes will be delayed 2 hours Wednesday.
  • NEW DIANA ISD - Classes will be delayed 2 hours Wednesday.
  • NEW SUMMERFIELD ISD - Classe and buses will be delayed 2 hours Wednesday.
  • OAKLAND HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • OVERTON ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • ORE CITY ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • PALESTINE - The City of Palestine will delay the start of business until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
  • PALESTINE ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • PANOLA COLLEGE - Classes will begin at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday.
  • PATH (TYLER) - Offices to open at 10:00 a.m., at 402 West Front Street, Wednesday.
  • PINE TREE ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday. Pre-K half-day morning classes will not meet.
  • PITTSBURG ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • PREMIER HIGH SCHOOL (TYLER) - Classes delayed two hours Wednesday.
  • REGION 7 - Offices opening at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • QUITMAN ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • SABINE ISD - Tuesday night athletic events canceled.
  • SAN AUGUSTINE ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • SEESAW’S CHILDREN’S PLACE - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • SERVPRO CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASS (BULLARD) - Classes canceled for Wednesday.
  • SCHOOL FOR LITTLE CHILDREN (LONGVIEW) - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • SMITH COUNTY -  Offics will not open until 10:00 a.m., Wednesday. All legal proceedings scheduled before that time will be pushed back to 10:00 a.m. Wednesday’s Smith County jury panel is canceled.
  • SLOCUM ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • SOUTHWOOD ACADEMY DAYCARE/PRE-SCHOOL- Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • SPRING HILL ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • ST. GREGORY - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • STEPPING STONE - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • TATUM ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • TENAHA ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • TEXAS EAST GYMNASTICS - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • TEXAS ONCOLOGY (LONGVIEW) -Will open their office at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday.
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (MARSHALL) - Classes delayed until 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER -  Math Counts competition canceled for Wednesday.
  • TOY TOWN PRE-SCHOOL (LINDALE) - Classes will start at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday.
  • TRINITY SCHOOL OF TEXAS - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • TROUP ISD - Classes will be delayed two hours Wednesday. Buses will run two hours late.
  • TYLER BSF - Day women’s class is canceled for Wednesday.
  • TYLER CHRISTIAN PRE-SCHOOL - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • TYLER METRO CHILDRENS CENTER - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesdsay.
  • TYLER ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE - Women’s basketball will play Blinn College, Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., at Wagstaff Gymnasium.
  • TYLER CITY TRANSIT - Buses will be delayed Wednesday morning, should run by 7:00 a.m.
  • UNION GROVE ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • UNION HILL ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • USA PLANET KIDS - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • VAN ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • WASKOM ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • WELLS ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • WEST RUSK ISD - Classes delayed 2 hours Wednesday.
  • WEST SABINE ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • WESTWOOD ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wedmesday.
  • WHITE OAK ISD - Classes will be delayed by two hours.
  • WILEY COLLEGE - Classes canceled until further notice.
  • WINNSBORO ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • WINONA ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • WODEN ISD - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • WOOD COUNTY COURTHOUSE - Offices will open at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • WOODLAND HILLS BAPTIST DAY SCHOOL - Classes will start at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
  • WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS OF EAST TEXAS - Offices will open at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.

 

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School Delays and Closures 2/11/14

Published February 11, 2014By Mike HarperEdit

School delays and closures (KYTX) -  The following schools and events are delayed  or canceled for Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

Arp ISD - 10 a.m. start

Broaddus ISD - 10 a.m. start

Brookeland ISD - 10 a.m. start

Carlisle ISD - 10 a.m. start

Christ Episcopal School (Nacogdoches) - Two hour delay

Corrigan ISD - 10 a.m. start

Douglass ISD (Nacogdoches Co.) - 10 a.m start

Elkhart ISD - 10 a.m. start

Fredonia Hill Baptist Academy - 10 a.m. start

Full Armor Christian Academy - 10 a.m. start

Goodrich ISD - 10 a.m start

Hemphill ISD - 10 a.m. start

Leverett’s Chapel ISD - 10 a.m. start

Nacogdoches ISD - Two hour delay, Buses also will run two hours later than the usual schedule; career fair postponed.

Nacogdoches Christian Academy - Two hour delay

Regents Academy - 10 a.m. start

Torchlight Preparatory Academy – Crockett - 10 a.m. start

Troup ISD - delaying classes by two hours, buses will run two hours later.

Van ISD - Two hour delay

West Sabine ISD - 10 a.m start

ETMC Tyler Knowledge First lecture on heart disease for Tuesday, Feb. 11 has been canceled due to the winter weather. We will reschedule this event at a later date.

The SPCA of East Texas is moving the open house for their new spay/neuter clinic at 3405 NNE Loop 323 in Tyler from Tuesday, Feb. 11 to Thursday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. due to the winter weather.

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Pine Cove Youth Camp Giveaways!

Published February 3, 2014By Mike HarperEdit

Join us this morning at 8:00 am! Continue reading →

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From Prison to Grace…

Published January 26, 2014By Mike HarperEdit

Janie is a testimony of God’s amazing grace. Continue reading →

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God Dynasty

Published January 15, 2014By Mike HarperEdit

Who’d a thunk it? A redneck would become my hero… Continue reading →

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40 Inspiring Stories to Support Pregnant Women Get on Their Feet

Published January 7, 2014By Mike HarperEdit

Thirty – Seven women band together to change two lives at a time, mom’s and baby’s.Continue reading →

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Steven Curtis Chapman in Concert, January 31

Published December 6, 2013By Mike HarperEdit

November 24, 2013

Friday, January 31, 7:00 p.m. in the Green Acres Baptist Church Worship Center. This event is in conjunction with East Texas Orphan Conference. Tickets will be on sale to GABC members Sunday, December 8 in the GABC Bookstore, and on sale to the general public on Monday, December 9. Tickets are $20 for general seating, $25 for Reserved Section and $50 VIP Section including a “Meet and Greet” with Steven Curtis after the concert.  www.gabc.org

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89.5 KVNE says “So long” to our friend Jeff Johnson

Published December 5, 2013By Mike HarperEdit

It’s with mixed emotions that we announce our Mid Day Host/ Web Guy / IT Expert Jeff Johnson will be leaving 89.5 KVNE to pursue a new career.

Here’s what Encouragement FM President/CEO Troy Kriechbaum had to say:

 

“Midday host Jeff Johnson has felt God’s call to work as the Senior Communications Specialist at UT Health Northeast.  While we are excited for Jeff, we are sad to see him go.  During his tenure he helped elevate our level of excellence both on-the-air and on the web. His stories, humor and personality have been a blessing and encouragement to thousands each day and he will be greatly missed.  His last day on-the-air is December 13th.  Please pray for Jeff as he begins this new adventure.  Congratulations Jeff!”

 

Jeff has made such an impact on this ministry. His passion for the Lord, his family, and seeing souls won to Jesus has been contagious, and he brought a high level of excellence in all he did in service to the Lord at KVNE and KGLY.

I will miss his generous spirit, his touching stories about his daughter Caroline, his clever wit,  (gift of sarcasm!) and his goofy laugh around the office! I’m glad to know that he and his family will remain Tyler residents!

Go with God, Jeff! Love you, brother!

Mike

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Top 5 Things to Do Before 8am

Published October 15, 2013By Mike HarperEdit

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Just Call Me Pops

Published September 26, 2013By Mike HarperEdit

Everybody told me I’d like being a grandpa. They were WRONG! Continue reading →

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City Harbor in the Studio with Mike & Carrie

Published September 17, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

What a blast it was to have City Harbor  in the studio this morning!  Check out their new single “Come However You Are” at their website http://cityharbormusic.com/

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End the Homework Battle

Published September 3, 2013By Mike HarperEdit

“Do you have any homework tonight?”

A simple question, yet it can spark what becomes a familiar argument throughout a child’s school years. Continue reading →

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Bebo Norman, Andrew Peterson, and Sara Groves!

Published August 13, 2013By Mike HarperEdit

In Concert September 21! Continue reading →

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“Pioneers” film – Veteran Artists Speak to the Next Generation

Published August 12, 2013By Mike HarperEdit

Personal stories, classic songs, and fresh new videos!
Continue reading →

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Morning Show Wrap Up August 1

Published August 1, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

Today is Thankful Thursday! Life gets better when you adopt an attitude of gratitude. One major study showed that people who wrote down what they are grateful for felt 25% happier after ten weeks than those who did not. What are you thankful for?

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Congratulations to  Benjamin of Mineola, winner of two tickets to see The Digital Age in concert this Friday night! David Crowder’s former band, The Digital Age will be coming to Dayspring United Methodist Church in Tyler with special guests The Avid Light. Look for the KVNE van and Nikki Martinez!  Tickets are available at www.dayspringumc.com/concert.

Don’t miss Max Lucado weekdays  at 6:30am and online 24/7 at http://maxlucado.com/

Jeff Allen is a regular part of the fun on the morning show! Find out more about comedian Jeff Allen here.

Plugged in Movie Review:
GI Joe Retaliation”, now out on video,  gets 2.5 out of 5 stars for Family-Friendliness.  Get more on this movie and other movies playing now at www.pluggedinonline.com

Back to School Shoe Drive
89.5 KVNE and Buckner Children and Family Services have joined forces for a Back to School Shoe Drive to benefit East Texas kids in need.  Last year we were able to help 3,200 children. This year, we’re expecting as many as 4000 East Texans to need our help.  The most urgent needs are athletic or canvas shoes, youth-4 through adult sizes, but any new shoe donation is appreciated. Click here for drop off locations.

Follow KVNE on Facebook and chime in on Mike & Carrie in the Morning! It only takes a click to “like” us today: www.facebook.com/895kvne

Need prayer? We can help! Check out  Prayerworks to leave your requests or to pray for others.

Thanks for listening!
See you back bright and early each weekday morning from 6am – 10am with
Mike & Carrie in the Morning on 89.5 KVNE!

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Morning Show Wrap Up July 31st

Published July 31, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

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Congratulations to  Christina Coates of Frankston, winner of two tickets to see The Digital Age in concert this Friday night! David Crowder’s former band, The Digital Age will be coming to Dayspring United Methodist Church in Tyler with special guests The Avid Light. Tickets are available at www.dayspringumc.com/concert.

Proverbs 31 reminded us today that we don’t have to be perfect. Listen each weekday at 7:30 am or get today’s program at http://proverbs31.org/blog/i-dont-have-to-be-perfect/.

Plugged in Movie Review:
GI Joe Retaliation”, now out on video,  gets 2.5 out of 5 stars for Family-Friendliness.  Get more on this movie and other movies playing now at www.pluggedinonline.com

If I Had My Life To Live Over” was written by the late Erma Bombeck after she found out she had a terminal illness. Read this inspiring essay here.

Tim Hawkins is a regular part of the fun on the morning show! Find out more about comedian Tim Hawkins here.

Plugged in Movie Review:
56 Up” gets 4 out of 5 stars for Family-Friendliness.  Get more on this movie and other movies playing now at www.pluggedinonline.com

Back to School Shoe Drive
89.5 KVNE and Buckner Children and Family Services have joined forces for a Back to School Shoe Drive to benefit East Texas kids in need.  Last year we were able to help 3,200 children. This year, we’re expecting as many as 4000 East Texans to need our help.  The most urgent needs are athletic or canvas shoes, youth-4 through adult sizes, but any new shoe donation is appreciated. Click here for drop off locations.

Follow KVNE on Facebook and chime in on Mike & Carrie in the Morning! It only takes a click to “like” us today: www.facebook.com/895kvne

Need prayer? We can help! Call the KVNE Prayer & Care Line at 855-CARE-715.

Thanks for listening!
See you back bright and early each weekday morning from 6am – 10am with
Mike & Carrie in the Morning on 89.5 KVNE!

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Morning Show Wrap Up July 30th

Published July 30, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

Like pregnancy and birth, no two adoption stories are the same. Continue reading →

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Morning Show Wrap Up July 29th

Published July 29, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

It’s Monday! We hope you had a good weekend, and we’re glad you’ve stopped by to have your morning coffee and let us ride to work with you. It’s Marriage Monday, and we’re focusing on lightening up and laughing in our marriages.

Proverbs 17:22
A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Don’t miss Max Lucado weekdays  at 6:30am  and online 24/7 at http://maxlucado.com/

Mom’s Morning Prayer” may be just what you need to start the day off in a spirit of gratitude.  Read it here.

Tim Hawkins is a regular part of the fun on the morning show! Find out more about comedian Tim Hawkins here.

Plugged in Movie Review:
The Wolverine” gets 2.5 out of 5 stars for Family-Friendliness.  Get more on this movie and other movies playing now at www.pluggedinonline.com

Back to School Shoe Drive
89.5 KVNE and Buckner Children and Family Services have joined forces for a Back to School Shoe Drive to benefit East Texas kids in need.  Last year we were able to help 3,200 children. This year, we’re expecting as many as 4000 East Texans to need our help.  The most urgent needs are athletic or canvas shoes, youth-4 through adult sizes, but any new shoe donation is appreciated. Click here for drop off locations.

Follow KVNE on Facebook and chime in on Mike & Carrie in the Morning! It only takes a click to “like” us today: www.facebook.com/895kvne

Need prayer? We can help! Call the KVNE Prayer & Care Line at 855-CARE-715.

Thanks for listening!
See you back bright and early each weekday morning from 6am – 10am with
Mike & Carrie in the Morning on 89.5 KVNE!

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Morning Show Wrap Up July 25th

Published July 25, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

Oh, the joy of being a grandparent! It’s the ultimate relationship in which we give unconditional love and receive endless pleasure. Continue reading →

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Morning Show Wrap Up July 24th

Published July 24, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

Have you ever had an embarrassing moment that landed you in the hospital? If so we’re sure you can relate to some of the stories shared on today’s morning show:

  • Christine in Lindale: Playing Just Dance on the Wii… Dislocated knee cap and torn ligament. “I like to move it, move it” turned into I can’t move it. Now I have Wii knee!
  • Richard in Lindale says he went to the hospital so much when he was a kid that they knew him by name! He contributes much of his pain from trying to act like Evil Knieval!

Don’t miss Max Lucado weekdays  at 6:30am and online 24/7 at http://maxlucado.com/

Allen Sherman’s song Camp Granada is as funny today as it was when it came out in 1963. Find it here.

Tim Hawkins is a regular part of the fun on the morning show! Find out more about comedian Tim Hawkins here.

Plugged in Movie Review:
56 Up” gets 4 out of 5 stars for Family-Friendliness.  Get more on this movie and other movies playing now at www.pluggedinonline.com

Back to School Shoe Drive
89.5 KVNE and Buckner Children and Family Services have joined forces for a Back to School Shoe Drive to benefit East Texas kids in need.  Last year we were able to help 3,200 children. This year, we’re expecting as many as 4000 East Texans to need our help.  The most urgent needs are athletic or canvas shoes, youth-4 through adult sizes, but any new shoe donation is appreciated. Click here for drop off locations.

Follow KVNE on Facebook and chime in on Mike & Carrie in the Morning! It only takes a click to “like” us today: www.facebook.com/895kvne

Need prayer? We can help! Check out  Prayerworks to leave your requests or to pray for others.

Thanks for listening!
See you back bright and early each weekday morning from 6am – 10am with
Mike & Carrie in the Morning on 89.5 KVNE!

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Mercy Ships is Saving Lives!

Published May 17, 2013By Mike HarperEdit

Mercy Ships doctors on board the “Africa Mercy” are helping women suffering from complications during childbirth.

May 23rd has been designated INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END OBSTETRIC FISTULA. Women becoming incontinent due to obstructed labor and delivery is a common occurrence in developing nations. It’s fatal for the child and the mother suffers great physical and emotional harm.

Women in Guinea, West Africa go from being shunned and ashamed to being reunited with families and accepted back in their communities. They’re given a new African dress and scarf, and celebrate with crew members in a special ceremony where there is much joy, laughter and singing. Their babies are saved and they are healed.

To learn more about this special ministry and how you can help, visit www.mercyships.org.

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“Sunscreen” Commencement Address

Published May 2, 2013By Mike HarperEdit

Ladies and gentlemen of the class of 2013:

Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.

Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.

Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They’re your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair or by the time you’re 40 it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

Pray. Period. A lot.

And trust me on the sunscreen.

 

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10 Things Kids Should Know Before They Leave Home

Published April 30, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

When I went to college I was clueless.  I didn’t know how to manage my finances, I didn’t know how to wash my clothes, and I didn’t know what I should’ve about relationships.  Somehow, I made it through college, but I had to learn a lot of basic life lessons the hard way.  Try to make sure your child is prepared before they leave home by starting now to teach your tweens and teens what they’ll need when they’re on their own. Continue reading →

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TV Free Family Evenings

Published April 11, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

There are lots of things you can do together after dinner besides vegging in front of the “tube.” Try one of these TV-free family evening ideas to unwind together before bed:Continue reading →

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Eggstraordinary Recipes for Leftover Easter Eggs

Published April 1, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

Thanks to About.com for ideas on what to do with all the leftover hard boiled eggs after Easter!

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KVNE Rolls Out New Format: Tomlin on the 10′s! (APRIL FOOLS!)

Published April 1, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

Yes, it was an April Fool’s joke! Thanks for playing along!!!

Mike and Carrie in the Morning roll out KVNE’s brand new format: Tomlin on the 10′s!Continue reading →

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The Story of the Birds (heard on Mike & Carrie in the Morning)

Published March 28, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

The Story of the Birds (heard on Mike & Carrie in the Morning) Continue reading →

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Peeps S’mores for Easter

Published March 26, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

Peeps S’mores for Easter Continue reading →

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Seasonal Easter Story Hunt

Published March 25, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

Story from imom.com.

Children love to hunt for Easter eggs.  In this egg-citing game your kids can hunt for eggs over and over again without ever being at risk for a cavity from too much candy.  Instead of candy they will actually learn the Easter story. Continue reading →

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Ways to Pay It Forward Today

Published March 14, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

So, what little, simple acts of kindness can we do to pay it forward today? Continue reading →

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20 Ideas for a Family Fun Night

Published February 22, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

Do you ever find yourself running out of ideas for fun family activities? Continue reading →

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The Bible: The Best Health Book?

Published February 22, 2013By Mike HarperEdit

Doctor and author Charles Gordon M.D. says that when it comes to living a long and healthy life, much can be learned by practicing a few simple principles from from the Word of God!

The book is entitled  “It’s Not the Diet (and Other Surprising Secrets of Longevity)”.

Dr. Gordon will be speaking at Green Acres Church in Tyler Sunday, February 24th at both morning worship services.

www.gabc.org

www.charlesgordonmd.com

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LaDonna Gatlin

Published February 18, 2013By Mike HarperEdit

Mike and Carrie’s guest Monday February 18 is LaDonna Gatlin! Join us at 9am! Her new book is called, “The Song in You: Finding Your Voice, Redefining Your Life”

www.ladonnagatlin.com

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Unspoken in the studio with Mike & Carrie

Published February 5, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

Find out more about the group Unspoken and their hit single “Who You Are”

http://unspokenmusic.com/site/?p=171

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Pine Cove Super Goal Monday!

Published February 4, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

Mike & Carrie are excited to have the guys from Pine Cove in the studio this morning!  Listen this morning for your chance to win one overnight youth camp spot at Pine Cove!  For more info on camp click HERE! Continue reading →

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Lois is Home!

Published January 31, 2013By Mike HarperEdit

Thanks for your prayers while Lois was in the hospital! She is on the mend! God has been gracious.

I noticed every nurse/doctor/administrator there asked the same questions: “When’s your birthday?” and “How tall are you?”. I got so used to it I now ask those questions to every one I meet.
So: “When’s your birthday? How tall are you?”
And I think I’ll add a third.
“How’s your mom and them?”

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Tammy’s Thrifty Thursday Tip!

Published January 17, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

If you have kids in college you’ll want to check this out! Continue reading →

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Five Ways to Save $$

Published January 17, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

Check out this article from Imom.com for ways to save! Continue reading →

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FREE Flu Shots today!

Published January 15, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

At Home Healthcare is doing a FREE flu shot clinic today from 9am to 4pm at the following locations: Continue reading →

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Kid Friendly Conversation Starters

Published January 8, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

To get conversation with your kids flowing, you often need to ask the right kinds of questions. Try these kid-friendly conversation starters: Continue reading →

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30 Great Conversation Starters for Your Marriage

Published January 7, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

This article originally appeared on MomLife Today, FamilyLife’s blog for moms. Continue reading →

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The Proof of Your Love: The Story of Crystal and Devin Maxwell

Published January 4, 2013By Carrie ParsonsEdit

Have you heard the story of Crystal and Devin Maxwell? Continue reading →

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25 Gifts That Don’t Come Under The Tree

Published December 5, 2012By Carrie ParsonsEdit

25 Gifts That Don’t Come Under The Tree
Written by Mary Lutz

Christmas is all about giving (or should be) and the greatest gifts that you can give don’t come under the tree! So here are a few ideas that might help you help someone else:Continue reading →

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Turkey Leftover Ideas

Published November 26, 2012By Carrie ParsonsEdit

Tired of turkey?  Here’s a link to some simple recipes that are also great year-round―just sub rotisserie chicken for turkey. Continue reading →

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Audio Adrenaline Hands and Feet Project

Published November 22, 2012By Carrie ParsonsEdit

$250,000 BUILDS HOMES FOR OVER 100 CHILDREN Continue reading →

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50 Days of Grandpa Wisdom

Published November 22, 2012By Carrie ParsonsEdit

As Mike and Lois were expecting a grandson in September, Mike counted down the days with words of “Grandpa Wisdom that he hopes to share with his grandson someday.  Here are some of his wise words! Continue reading →

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Want to Stay Married? Green Acres Marriage Seminars are FREE

Starts Sun September 14 at 5:30, and runs 10 weeks. YOU CAN DO THIS!

Couples who seek marital counseling stand a much greater chance at a long lasting relationship.

Build upon your marriage, and form friendships with other couples who are in the same place in life.

“Nearly Newlyweds”: For engaged couples and those married less than two years.

“Happily Even After”: For those “more experienced” married couples, with a strong emphasis on blended families.

Both seminars are FREE!

Don’t put it off! Register now and be blessed!

www.gabc.org/register

You Are Awesome (Men)

Here’s the link to the piece we ran for guys! You are awesome!

 http://youtu.be/CCYpmcgnSzI

 

You Are Awesome (Ladies)

Ladies: Here’s the link for the “You Are Awesome” piece heard on KVNE. And remember… YOU ARE AWESOME!

http://youtu.be/uWi5iXnguTU

 

Back-to-School Shortcuts!

After realizing this morning school starts for the young ones in two weeks, you almost had to grab a paper bag and breathe into it! Everything in your mind is starting to swirl around and you fully believe your brain may bust before the first day even comes. Well, thanks to some friends at The Stir, a few shortcuts could help the first week of school go a lot smoother than the last few years have. I can’t promise you the whole season will go smooth, only the first week!

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Cool Twist on Restaurant Gratuity

Have you ever been eating out and felt a little uncomfortable praying before your meal? Well, a diner in North Carolina received a 15 percent discount on her ticket for doing just that! Printed on the ticket was -15% – Praying In Public.” The diner, Jordan Smith, said she and her friends talked about “what a cool thing it is that they do as business owners.”

Of course that’s not why we pray, but next time you’re eating at a restaurant don’t hesitate to give thanks! You may be inspiring someone else to be bold and live out Romans 1:16, which proclaims, “I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ…”

Diner Gets Discount for Praying Over Meal – The Christian Post

Top 5 Biggest Money Mistakes We Make

5. Buying a House Too Soon

4. Believing the Lie That You “Have to Have a Credit Score”

3. Failing to Save

2. Trying to Live Beyond Your Means

1. Not Making a Plan for Your Money

 

Proverbs 22:7

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Satisfied

What makes you happy? Your favorite meal? Spending time with family? Hitting the road for your favorite vacation spot? Or are you a workaholic? What are you filling your time with? What SATISFIES you? Is it God? The new band About A Mile hits the nail on the head for many of us with their song “Satisfied.” It’s about making the pursuit of God the thing that we crave. To be satisfied in Christ alone. Will you make that your prayer today?

Satisfied – Lyrics

Satisfied – Official Video

Chonda’s Hope

Many of you may have heard that Christian Comedian Chonda Pierce’s husband David, died last week of a pulmonary embolism. I wanted to share some of her thoughts that she shared on Saturday after the funeral.

She wrote on her Facebook Page, “The cabin is quiet now. Everyone is gone…. Zach and I sat in the stillness for awhile. I curled up on the couch and stared out of the window at the old red jeep… It sits in front of his work shed. What will we do now? How do we even begin to live with this giant hole that’s been blasted through our hearts…My son and I have a long road ahead of us….a field that’s going to need to be mowed. An orchard to water. Hedges to trim and a fence to repair….But first things first we decided…First thing we should do right now is take a nap. And so we will. Before I close my eyes – I am begging God to wake us up from this horrific dream and let my husband be sitting on the porch when I wake up.

Today she posted, “My husband was an incredible man. The last few years of his life he battled great sorrow… We had made peace with so much of our past hurts except for the lingering grief we shared together. Zach and I struggle through the same sorrows and mourn so heavily for what “should have” been. His legacy is his children, his beloved farm, his writing, his witty banter and his incredible ability to love unconditionally. So, today we rejoice for the peace he has, the joy he is enjoying and that makes our burden lighter, for sure.

Will you pray for the Pierce family and let them know that in that burden there is hope?

Hope in Front of Me – Danny Gokey

Chonda Pierce Facebook Page

Raising Kings and Queens

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13).

Parents, if we want our teens to emulate the character traits reflected in this verse, we need to live them out at home. Focus on the Family has some insights on some of those traits:

Humility
As parents, let’s make our wrongs right by saying, “I’m sorry.” Our sons and daughters will more easily forgive others when they’ve experienced forgiveness at home.

Gratitude
Teens need to hear us say, “Thank you,” Especially thank them if they choose to confide in you about their secrets and struggles

Self-restraint
When you do give advice, talk about how to handle temptation. Tell them you trust them to make wise choices.

Preach the Gospel
Encourage your teen to live a life that emulates the faith, hope and love of Christ so anyone who’s watching will be attracted to Jesus.

Mercy
Whenever issues arise try to remember that God’s unconditional love for us isn’t based on our behavior. There ARE times when strict discipline is needed. But there are also times our kids desperately need grace. The Bible says mercy triumphs over judgment (James 2:13).

Compassion
If we show our teens compassion, they learn to be compassionate. When people are hurting, they need a safe place and understanding — not judgment. Inspire your teens to be that place for someone in need.

Service
In a me-focused world, we need to challenge our youth to see beyond themselves. Our Christ-like examples are the most powerful influence to persuade our teens to be Christ’s disciples. We can equip our teens to offer the world something better — something of eternal value.

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