The Glow Morning Show


 

GOOD MORNING TO YOU!!!

I count it a great privilege to be on the air every morning!  I mean, let's face it, I've got a pretty important job to do each day here on the Glow Morning Show.....I've got to get you up!

Not only that, but I want to help you start your day the right way.  I start with great music to inspire and encourage you.  Then I get into God's Word and pray with you.  We hit some great topics, give away amazing prizes and laugh at every opportunity!

Yes its BIG job but somebody's got to do it...I'm just glad I get to!

HEARTLIGHT VERSE, THOUGHT & PRAYER -4/24/17 

But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. — 1 Corinthians 15:20

Thought: "Why do you seek the living among the dead?" These words of the angel to the women who came to Jesus' tomb are also God's words to us. Jesus is risen! Not only that, he is the firstfruits from the dead. He is the guarantee that God's harvest will happen; he is our assurance that we, too, will be raised. Death no longer has a hold on us! We are God's eternal children and death cannot separate us from his presence or his love!

Prayer: Father God, I praise you for your redeeming grace. I rejoice in your conquest over Satan and over his power to wound and destroy through death. I thank you for your power over the grave. Thank you for raising Jesus from the dead and giving me the assurance of life forever with you. Please bless me, dear Father, with a life that reflects the power that you have now working in me. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayers for Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@heartlight.org.

 


How to Teach Integrity to Your Kids - 4/24/17 

C.S. Lewis once said, “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” Oftentimes, we talk about this idea of honesty and integrity without grasping what it truly means. What if I told you it was not a single action, but a mindset you needed to develop? Integrity is born in the mind and heart of a person. It comes from who you really are as a man or woman and what you really believe about right and wrong, good and evil. And integrity is exhibited not in just one act of goodness but in your whole character.

To teach your kids how to harness this vital virtue, you must first ask yourself if you really believe in the importance of modeling a life of integrity that your children can follow. If so, here are 4 practical ways to teach integrity to your kids. We need to teach integrity in:

1. What we say:

When you speak, people need to be able to trust that you will be true to your word. With a mindset of integrity established, you will find that you’ll be much more likely to speak truth and follow through with what you’ve said. This echoes the reality that we need to be careful to let our “yes” be yes and our “no” be no.

2. How we say it:

Do you find yourself speaking to your children in a sarcastic or condescending tone of voice? Replace this attitude with a patient demeanor. Once you have developed a mind and heart of integrity, positive actions and words will more naturally flow forth. So hold on to your integrity by honoring your family in the way you talk to them on a daily basis.

3. What we do:

Perhaps the most obvious, yet most important, way to teach your kids integrity is to lead by example. I know I often remind my kids not to speed on the highway, yet constantly drive too fast myself. Or, do you ever tell your kids to stop texting at the dinner table, only to check emails in the middle of a conversation they’re having with you? Start being a model for your kids and live a life of integrity that they can follow.

4. How we do it:

We had a couple of guys come to our house to repair our air conditioning duct work. They didn’t repair it right and within a year we had to have it redone again. These contractors took shortcuts when they thought no one would find out, yet the truth eventually surfaced. Learn from their mistake and teach your kids to do everything with excellence from the start, even when no one is watching. Why? Simply because it’s the right thing to do!


 

10 Signs Your Child Might be Getting Bullied - 4/25/17 

I was in sixth grade sitting in class when I looked up at the clock. Three more minutes until the bell would ring and I’d be out in the hallway heading to my next class. I hated that hallway because he was out there. Two minutes. The teacher was still talking, but I hadn’t heard a word for the last fifteen minutes. My mind raced. What was he going to do to me today? What humiliating torment was I going to be subjected to? My heart beat fast and I felt nauseous. One minute. Was he going to beat on me? Make fun of me? Is he ever going to just leave me alone? Bell.

That was my story every day for an entire year. I felt terrorized, anxious, and depressed. School was an unsafe place where I had no control. My only hope was that my bully would get bored of me and move on to something else. He never did. My parents saw the signs and eventually were able to help me. It’s critical that we learn to understand the signs of bullying and be completely aware on behalf of our children. Here are 10 (of many) signs that your child might be getting bullied.

It’s critical that we learn to understand the signs of bullying and be completely aware on behalf of our children.

1. Comes home with torn, damaged, or missing pieces of clothing, books, or other belongings.

The less reasonable your child’s explanation, the more likely bullying is involved.

2. Frequent headaches or stomach aches, feeling sick, or faking illness, especially in the mornings.

This could either be to avoid the bullying or as a result of the bullying. Typically, it’s both.

3. Changes in eating habits.

Skipping meals, unable to eat meals, or binge eating. Kids may come home from school hungry because they did not eat lunch.

4. Difficulty sleeping, frequent nightmares, or complaints of headaches.

Processing the abuse can take a toll even when sleep should provide rest and healing.

5. Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork, or not wanting to go to school.

Simply put, it’s tough to concentrate on anything else when anxiety is working in the background.

6. Loss of friends or avoidance of social situations.

Victims often lose the few friends they have. Other kids don’t want to be associated with victims or they’re afraid it’s “catching.” Victims seldom become “loners” by choice.

7. Feelings of helplessness or decreased self-esteem.

This may include anxiety-based behavior and self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home, harming themselves, or talking about hurting themselves.

8. Generalized fear.

Your child may seem afraid of going to school, walking to and from school, riding the school bus, or taking part in organized activities with peers (such as clubs).

9. Appears sad.

Not just sad, but moody, teary, or depressed when he or she comes home. A huge part of this is that he or she won’t talk about what’s wrong.

10. Begins to bully other children.

This is a disturbing sign that’s often a natural consequence of being bullied. Victims may begin to take it out on siblings or weaker friends and become aggressive and uncooperative with their parents.


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TOP TEN WAYS TO MAKE GOLF MORE EXCITING - 4/12/17 

10. Each foursome has to have a minister, a priest and a rabbi...that ALWAYS turns out funny!

9. Replace caddies with WWF Wrestlers.

8 Audi twin turbo, four-wheel drive golf carts!!!!

7. New rule: One in six golf balls must actually be a tiny piniata filled with Tootsie Rolls.

6. Give all the golfers real tough sounding names like "Sabre Tooth" Tiger Woods or "Black" Jack Nicklaus.

5. Spectators who applaud with that annoying "golf clap" are forced to become "goalie" for next hole.

4. Combine it with sharpshooting. (It worked for skiing!!)

3. In addition to the water hazards and sand traps throw in some snake pits.

2. Deduct 2 strokes from your final score for each opponent hit with the ball from over 50 yards away

1. Lakes ... BORING; Lava ... INTERESTING!