Morning Show Blog

Aug
20

The first day of school...

We hope that this time has been a special time for you.  Perhaps filled with tears and maybe in some cases, even some cheers.  This morning Jen shared the following thought from the book "Hugs: to wrap around your heart"(page58-59):"While you've gone about the rigorous routines of motherhood, little eyes have watched and little minds and hearts have been shaped for eternity.  Your young pupils have learned of sacrificial love as they've seen you take the last and least so others can have more.  They've learned to distinguish right from wrong as they've observed your life of honesty and integrity. ...

Aug
17

Friday, August 17

Good Morning! Thank you to Tammy who helped us with our last skillet call!  The week of calls was a lot of fun!  Thanks to ALL of you who played along!  And to the unsuspecting teens, thanks for being such great sports!August is over 1/2 over and that means Mark only has 2 weeks left in the TV Fast!  If you're like Adam in Bentonville and fasting along with Mark, great work!  And great work to you, too, Mark! The Girls Get-A-Way Finalists have been announced and now it's time for you to vote!  You can until next Thursday!  We'll announce the winner on...

Aug
16

Thursday, August 16

Hello! Thanks to our vocalists who called in and sang us Christmas Carols!  That was a "cool" treat on what is expected to be another toasty day! We spoke with Glenda Clare about back to school organization tips.  Her advice:  keep once place for backpacks.  Preferably not on the kitchen table or counter.  Also, if you are like me and want to be involved in your children's school, just let the teachers know.  You won't be a pest and most teachers like to know that you are interested in being a part of your child's experience.   And today is a big day in the Ryan Household...

Aug
15

Wednesday, August 15

Good Morning!Mark started our morning by sharing this "Positive Thought of the Day" written by Jason Gray: We drove over the bridge about three hours earlier that day. We couldn't believe our eyes as we got home and images started coming in of the fallen bridge that just a short time earlier we drove over without a care or thought.  With the dust now settling, some want to blame inspectors, some politicians, and yet others wonder where God was in all this.  As the search begins for whose doorstep to lay the blame of this misfortune on I suppose it was...

Aug
14

Tuesday, August 14

The Michaels Family pet fish, Anna-Belle, has passed away.  The family had a small memorial service last night in the open lot next to their home.  Please feel free to leave your condolences on the blog.   Thank you so much to everyone who called or emailed their encouraging words for the twins' first day of kindergarten!  I can't tell you how touched I am that so many of you took the time to call or write.  Thank you for your understanding and your sweet words! Glenda Clare reminded us that parents can be weepy, but NOT in front of their children.  Our...

Aug
13

Monday, August 13

Hello! Mark and I (and Cheryl from Bentonville) kicked off "Operation Skillet" this morning.  In an effort to prepare our area teens for the reality of getting up early to head back to school, we are encouraging parents to wake up their children with a skillet and spoon while shouting, "Good Morning, Sunshine!"  This morning's call was hilarious...well, maybe not to the two unsuspecting Bentonville teens!  Thank you, Cheryl!  As a result of your bravery, you are our $20 CBO gift card winner, and will also receive the 10th Anniversary Edition of "Hugs."  Teens, you won't wake up empty-handed.  You'll receive a...

Aug
10

Friday, August 10

Good Morning!  Poor, sweet Anna-Belle!  As a result of not being fed for 4 days, the Michael's family fish is clinging to life.  Mark's wife and daughter went away for 4 days and unfortunately "Feed the Fish" was not on Mark's To Do List.  We'll keep you posted...Need some ideas for the week-end?  Here's a quick look at our "Family Fun Calendar" -Back to School Fashion Show - Pinnacle Hills Promenade Food Pavilion - 1-5 p.m. - Saturday, Aug. 11114th Annual Gravette Day - Kindley City Park - 6 a.m.-Midnight - Saturday, Aug.

Aug
9

Thursday, August 9

Happy Thursday! Mark and I hosted the "Back to School Talent Show" this morning.  Jeremy Louis, Production Director Extraordinaire, joined us as a judge for the event.  After many calls and many talents, the unanimous winner of the event was Ty who can speak his words backwards!  Go, Ty! Mark shared with us this morning from Max Lucado's "God's Inspirational Promise Book."  The topic was contentment and here is a part of our discussion: "We are not satisfied.  Contentment is a difficult virtue.  Why?  Because there is nothing on earth that can satisfy our depest longing.  We long to see God.  The leaves...

Aug
8

Wednesday, August 8

Hello!Mark and I had a great time this morning hearing our listeners brag on their spouses!  Thanks to all of you who called in!  Your stories were inspiring and just made our morning! Tomorrow we will be hosting the "Back to School Talent Show";  You'll be able to call in and share your talent with us.  The most talented caller will win this backpack full of CD's and books:Give us a call tomorrow morning!  We can't wait to hear from you! Happy Wednesday!Jen Ryan

Aug
7

Tuesday, August 7

Hello!!  Mark and I had a great time this morning talking with listeners about the "40 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married"!  In case you missed the show, here is the list:Great relationships are no accident.If work is taking my best energy, my marriage will suffer.The greatest gift I can give my spouse is my own happiness.It is possible to hate and love someone at the same time.The only rules in marriage are the ones you both agree on.It's not what you have, it's what you do with it that counts.Conflict does not destroy a marriage, but the...