Morning Show Blog

Sep
10

Monday, September 10

Good Morning!!I hope everyone had a restful and refreshing week-end!  We were busy with friends and church, but I was able to sneak in a nap yesterday afternoon;  It was GREAT!  :)Mark shared this from Paul David Tripp in the Positive Thought of the Day:"God will take you where you do not want to go in order to produce in you what you could not achieve on your own."Dr. Joey was with us this morning for the first of a 3 part series on "Save the Cake, Save the Marriage - 3 Sweet Ways to Stay Married Forever."  The first of the...

Sep
7

Friday, September 7

It's FRIDAY!!!Here's what we highlighted in today's Family Fun Calendar:- O'Reilly Monster Truck Racking Super Series - Parsons Stadium - Springdale, Arkansas - http://ParsonsStadium.com- Tired Iron of the Ozarks 16th Annual Fall Show - Gentry, AR - www.tiredironoftheozarks.org- Fayetteville Arts Festival - Fayetteville, AR - www.fayettevilledowntown.orgDon't forget!  Sunday is National Grandparents Day!  This holiday was established in 1978 by Jimmy Carter.   Gratitude Man is back!!  He delivered balloons from The Balloon Closet in Siloam Springs to Jeanie as she was shopping for her family in the Siloam Springs Wal-Mart.  (Let me add that she had just finished an overnight shift at Wal-Mart,...

Sep
6

Thursday, September 6

Good Morning!I'm late in posting and I apologize.  I've had a crazy morning.  My son, Ben,  didn't feel well this morning, the drive into the station was difficult due to the rain, and I've felt behind all morning as a result.  It's 9:45 am and it feels like it should be 9:45 pm - just one of those days, I guess.  We took calls this morning from listeners who shared with us how they treat themselves.  I like to read a magazine or a book, get a pedicure or manicure and go on a hunt for a great bargain.  Our callers told...

Sep
5

Wednesday, September 5

Good Morning!We wrapped up our conversation about self-gifting - or as a friend of mine kindly refers to it - sanity gifting.  Regardless of what side of the fence you are on, we realized that, to some degree, we all have coping methods for everyday chores and tasks.  (You should see Mark's car!  I fondly refer to it as E-Z Mart Central! HA!)  Thanks, again, for all of the wonderful calls of encouragement and to those of you who called in to disagree with us!  :) We talked with Rush of Fools this morning.  In case you missed the 2 segments, you...

Sep
4

Tuesday, September 4

Hello!We had a fun morning!!  Mark and I were talking before the show about his wife, Tiff's, recent trip to the grocery store.   Her list was long, the store was busy and she came back less than thrilled about her 2-hour adventure.  I told Mark that what I do to "reward" myself for a successful shopping trip is to buy myself a small token of appreciation - lipstick, earrings, a magazine.  The self-gift is never large and usually under $5.  Well, this completely threw him off.  He had NO IDEA that this sort of reward system even existed and he challenged...

Today's postive thought from Compassion International founder Wes Stafford:  "Reward the effort, not the score.  Whenever children do their best, cheer!  Whenever they fail, pick them up!".Our thanks to Rhett Lashley from High School Sports the Magazine for sharing about the inspiring, positive stories in the new September issue.  If you are looking for something to do this weekend, here are a few ideas from this week's Family Fun Calendar:Washington County Fair – @ the fairgrounds in Fayetteville – ends at midnight on Saturday.  Midnight Madness is Friday Night – from midnight to 3am.  New this year – a tractor pull on Saturday...

Aug
30

Thursday, August 30

Happy Thursday!!Just last week Dr. Joey told Mark and me that 60-70% of employees are not happy in their work environment.  We wanted to see if that statistic was true for Northwest Arkansas, as well!  After many wonderful calls, I'm starting to think that NWA might not have been included in the national poll!  :)  Mark and I had such a fun time this morning talking to nurses, teachers, a credit union employee, a McDonald's, Sonic and Starbucks employee, a dump truck driver, a mommy nanny and many Northwest Arkansas Moms who all LOVE their jobs!  Thank you for all of your...

Aug
29

Wednesday, August 29

Good Morning! I shared this Positive Thought around 6:20 a.m.  It was written by Charles Swindoll and is titled "Attitude"....."The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.  Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company ... a church ...

Aug
28

Tuesday, August 28

Good Tuesday Morning!Mark shared this "Positive Thought of the Day": "I believe that nothing that happens to me is meaningless, and that it is good for us all that it should be so, even if it runs counter to our own wishes.  As I see it, I'm here for some purpose, and I only hope I may fulfill it.  In the light of the great purpose all our privations and disappointment are trivial."  -Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)We talked this morning about life's seasons of disappointment, and how in the midst of those seasons it's often hard to find peace and purpose.  CS...

Aug
24

Friday, August 24

Happy FRIDAY!Lots going on in our area this week-end.  Here's what made our "Family Fun Calendar":Frisco Festival - Rogers, AR - www.friscofestival.comMadison County Fair - Huntsville, AR - For more information call 479-738-6131 or 479-422-3927.Institute of Music, Worship and the Arts Open House - Bella Vista, AR - For more information call 479-254-9188. Congratulations to Twyla Frances!!  She was "Girl #2" and received over 65% of the total votes!  She will be heading to Cozumel, Mexico in November for the Girl's Get-A-Way Cruise!  Thanks to 2B's Auto Sales in Siloam Springs and Premier Christian Cruises for making this trip a...