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

VERSE, THOUGHT & PRAYER 8/22/19

 
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Where do you go when you are exhausted and in need of rest? No bed, no vacation, no retreat can give us a truly refreshing rest if that rest doesn't involve coming to Jesus. So what are you waiting for? Come to Jesus and and enjoy the blessings of his presence, his love, his forgiveness, his grace, and his rest!

My Prayer...

Almighty God, your Son Jesus is my strength and hope. I look forward to the day when he returns in triumph for me and all of your children. But Father, I want to know him better and to live for him with an undivided heart. I want to find rest in his presence, meaning in his service, and significance in his acceptance. Please bless me as I journey toward a deeper relationship with you and as I gain a more profound knowledge of your Son. In the name of Jesus Christ my Lord, I pray. Amen.


 

 

8/22/19

“We can't simply banish unruly thoughts - we need to replace them with something better.” – Lara Dentremont


Three indicators a believer is seeking God: 8/22/19

1. CHRISTLIKENESS IS THEIR GOAL.

A person becomes a disciple of Christ because he or she intends to follow Him and become like Him. The desire to become like Jesus doesn’t end when we cross over the threshold of faith and gain salvation.

Growing disciples continuously seek after God because of their love for Him and commitment to become more like Jesus. We should have a continuous hunger for knowing Christ.

2. FAITH IS THEIR GUIDING PRINCIPLE.

Maturing disciples prioritize their faith as the guiding principle for living. The personal commitment to Jesus Christ for salvation remains important throughout their lives.

 

3. HONORING GOD IS THEIR DESIRE.

In the research, growing believers gave a strong agreement to the statement, “One of the main reasons I live my life the way I do is to please and honor God.”

These believers actively praise God for His previous work in their lives, chase after what He wants next for them, and seek to do it in a way that glorifies Him.

Seeking God is the believer’s priority. We seek Him above everything else, and when we do, His work will naturally be done in and through our lives.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you” (Matt. 6:33).


 

20 Activities Most Kid Want To Do With Their Parents - 8/16/19

  1. Go to the beach
  2. Exercise
  3. Play sports
  4. Go to the pool
  5. Go to the movies
  6. Play at the park
  7. Camp
  8. Take a day trip to the zoo, museum or amusement park
  9. Play video games
  10. Go shopping
  11. Go out to dinner together
  12. Hike
  13. Go to an event like a sporting event or concert
  14. Spend time together in the car (talking)
  15. Watch movies together
  16. Make a meal together
  17. Eat a meal together
  18. Play board or card games
  19. Create arts and crafts
  20. Have them help with homework

 

35 Things I Wish I'd Known in High School - (www.reviveourhearts.com)

Erin Davis|Friendships & Mentoring 

This year I turned 35.

When I was a teenager, thirty seemed ancient. But as I crest the hill of my mid-thirties, I can assure you I won't be picking out a retirement home any time soon. I'm just getting warmed up. In fact, my thirties have been some of the best, most fruitful, most fun years of my life. I don’t have life all figured out, but God has taught me some valuable lessons since high school graduation.

Whether you are heading back to school in a few weeks or you turned your tassel long ago, I think you’ll find that these are truths you can take to the bank because they are deeply rooted in the timeless Word of God (the ultimate school for knowledge and wisdom!).

  1. God’s promises are true.
  2. He really does have a hope and a future for me (Jer. 29:11).
  3. The college, major, and career I pick don’t define me. I am not my work. I am a child of God.
  4. Marrying a guy who loves Jesus really, really matters.
  5. Parents are pretty cool. Their rules are for my good.
  6. Being the prettiest or most popular girl in school matters for about half a second after graduation. In contrast, being the kindest girl in school gets remembered well past your ten-year reunion.
  7. You will look back at pictures of you and think you were stunning. Trust me.
  8. Insecurity is a massive waste of time and energy. Be confident in God’s love.
  9. “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps” (Prov. 16:9). It’s okay to have a ten-year plan, but there’s a 100% chance God will interrupt it. That’s a good thing.
  10. The bands you listen to in high school will be your very favorite bands forever. Keep the t-shirts. They will be “vintage” and awesome when you’re thirty.
  11. You truly do reap what you sow. I love how Nancy Leigh DeMoss says it, “You are what you’re becoming.” Do you want to know your Bible frontwards and backwards later? Study it like crazy now. Do you want to be more like Christ someday? Be more like Him today.
  12. Broken hearts heal. Mine got broken often in high school. All these years later I’ve still never felt a pain like it. But those deep chasms are now all healed up. If your heart is broken, I promise it will heal and someone else will capture it someday.
  13. Start saving money now. I know that top at Anthropologie is super cute, but it’s also crazy overpriced. Imagine dropping that $75 in a savings account and using it for something lasting like a car, an education, or a child sponsorship. Most people think they will start saving “someday.” I wish I had developed the discipline of saving money as a high school student. While we are on the subject of money . . .
  14. Start tithing. The Bible calls all believers to tithe regardless of income. So, if you have an allowance, a part-time job or babysitting money, you have an income. Everything you make belongs to God, but there are tremendous blessings to be found in giving a portion of it back to Him. Don’t wait until you’re rolling in the dough to start tithing.
  15. The world doesn’t revolve around me. That’s a good thing.
  16. Champion others as often as possible. Instead of wanting everyone to cheer you on, figure out ways to cheer them on.
  17. Normal is a mirage. Embrace your weirdness.
  18. I know that boy gives you butterflies, but that won’t carry you through the ups and downs of life. Find someone who loves Jesus (remember point #4), but also someone who is fun to talk to and knows how to cope when the going gets tough. Then, when you least expect it, the butterflies will start to flutter in your tummy once again. Fourteen years after I married my high school sweetheart, I still get butterflies.
  19. I’ve never met someone my age who is glad she partied in high school. Ever. I’ve met lots and lots of them who regretted it. There is no long-term benefit from that scene.
  20. You don’t need a bunch of friends. You need one or two who’ve really got your back.
  21. Worry less about having the right friends and worry more about being the right friend.
  22. Be picky about your friends. The Bible says it this way, “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm” (Prov. 13:20). Pick wise friends. Since Proverbs 9:10 tells us that the fear of the Lord is where wisdom begins, wise friends need to be Jesus-loving friends.
  23. Don’t be afraid to fail. Stand up in front of the class and give that speech. Try out for the lead role in the play. Start a club. You may fall on your face. You may not. But at least you went for it.
  24. You can do big things for the kingdom now. Don’t wait to get involved in ministry.
  25. Your parents don’t need to be your friends right now. They need to be your parents, and that means they make and enforce the rules. The good news is, they will likely be your friends someday. Right now God has given them the job of being in charge. Do everything you can to make that job easier.
  26. Find something you are good at and enjoy it, but don’t make it your whole life. Soccer is supposed to be fun, not stressful. So is singing, sculpting, and playing the saxophone.
  27. It’s okay to miss practice for church. In fact, church trumps activities every single time.
  28. Sometimes it’s cool to love Jesus and not the Church, but Jesus loves the Church. If there is something that could be better at your church, then get involved and make it better instead of complaining or checking out. The Church is the Bride of Christ.
  29. Your youth pastor is not your connection to God.
  30. “The things of earth will come to pass, only what’s done for Christ will last.” That’ll preach.
  31. When you get your license, it’s a license to drive, not a license to do stupid things. I know because within a few weeks of getting my license, I got caught racing on the highway and wrapped my car around a telephone pole. I drove dumb so you don’t have to.
  32. When you do something stupid to impress someone, it’s still doing something stupid, and it likely won’t impress them as much as if you did something smart. Do the smart thing instead.
  33. Your siblings are cooler than you think. When you’re thirty-five, they’ll be the people you want to grab coffee with.
  34. Nothing good happens after curfew. Go home.
  35. “Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting” (Prov. 31:30). Since outward beauty cannot last, spend your time growing a beautiful heart.

 

Overcoming Man’s Biggest Lie - 8/7/19 (www.allprodad.com)

Dr. Joe Martin

DR. JOE MARTIN

The worst lie in the world isn’t the lie others tell us, but rather the lie we tell ourselves. And, as men, I believe the biggest lie we tell ourselves is, “I can do this on my own.” Other forms of this lie can be paraphrased this way:

“I don’t need any help.”

“I got this.”

“I can do this by myself.”

I call it “Man’s Biggest Lie” because it’s been the downfall of some of the greatest men in history, including CEO’s of companies, world leaders, and even superstar athletes. I’m talking about those men who refuse to listen and seek the help and counsel of others. This lie is one of the most debilitating lies that can destroy marriages, families, companies, and even countries. So, how do we overcome it? By looking back, and learning from the past, in order to move forward. Specifically, I’m referring to 3 men in the Bible who most men, even today, would want to be like: Samson, Solomon, and David. If you’re not familiar with these 3 men, let me explain it in practical terms.

Samson

Samson was considered to be one of the strongest men of his time. Think Arnold Schwarzenegger back in his heyday as Mr. Universe, or better yet, as the Terminator. Samson’s strength was incomparable; he was almost indestructible. I mention Samson because we often define our masculinity by our physical strength. And in Samson’s case, he was a man among men. No one man, or even an army of men, could defeat him, and he knew it. He was self-sufficient, and in fact, his team ran one deep: just him.

What happened?

Samson eventually died a broken man because he refused to listen to anyone (especially his parents). He had no accountability and he attempted to do everything on his own.

Solomon

Talk about a man’s man. If you compared the eras, Samson was worth more than Bill Gates. And not only was he filthy rich, but he was super smart, too. God gave Solomon wisdom that was unmatched by any man during his time. Not only did people marvel at this Solomon’s riches, but they were also in awe of his intellect. And to top it off, he was a ladies’ man. He had more wives than any sane man should have, and there was nothing he wanted that he couldn’t buy.

What happened?

King Solomon eventually died a rich but unfulfilled man. He was smart, but too smart for his own good. He didn’t listen to wise counsel. He had no accountability. And it wasn’t until the end that he realized: life is more important than how much you own, how many women you have, and how smart you think you are.

David

David, like his son Solomon, was a king. However, David was special. Because even when he was a shepherd boy, God called him “a man after my own heart.” So, it would be safe to say that David was a deeply spiritual man–or least he had God’s attention. Although it took a while, David became one of Israel’s greatest kings. He was known for worshipping God, praying to God, and having a heart toward God. And he was wealthy, too.

What happened?

Although David is regarded highly in the Bible, he is infamous for one huge mistake: he committed adultery. He had a momentary lapse in which he didn’t seek wise counsel, had no accountability and sought to battle the weakness in his flesh on his own.

 The point is, here are three different men, one who was the strongest, one who was the richest and the smartest, and one who was the most spiritual, all failing as men because of one common problem: they believed the lie they could overcome their challenges on their own without help. They couldn’t.

So, if the strongest, richest, smartest, and most spiritual men of their time couldn’t succeed on their own without help, what chance do we have as men? The truth is, a man is only as strong as the support he has around him. Because as men, we’ll always be stronger, smarter, and better together.


 

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY - 8/6/19

The Yuma Police Department would like to provide the community with some back to school safety tips.  Awareness and education can be used as tools to help keep children safe. 

Designated school zones are in place this week. The posted speed limit in a school zone is 15 miles per hour from portable sign to portable sign.  Drivers may NOT proceed through a school zone crosswalk, until all pedestrians have cleared the crosswalk.  Drivers are encouraged to adjust their drive times due to the school zones and increased traffic near schools.

Drivers should be aware of students riding bicycles and walking to school.  Parents are encouraged to discuss pedestrian safety and to encourage children to use designated school zone crosswalks to cross the street.

Students riding bicycles are also reminded to wear helmets in accordance to the city ordinance.  Parents should ensure their high school drivers leave for school early.

In addition to the extra patrol provided by our traffic unit in school zones, we also have School Resource Officers at the middle and high schools and Neighborhood School Resource Officers assigned to elementary schools.

Walking:

Should:

  • Ensure your child leaves early enough to get to school 10 minutes prior to the start of school.
  • Use the same route every day and avoid shortcuts.
  • Go straight home after school.
  • Students should use public sidewalks and streets when walking to school.
  • Choose the safest route between home and school.  Practice walking the route with your children until they can demonstrate traffic safety awareness.
  • Walk to school with other students.  Strength in numbers.
  • Teach children to recognize and obey traffic signals, as well as pavement markings.
  • Cross at designated crosswalks, street corners and traffic controlled intersections.
  • Always look both ways before crossing the street.  Never enter a street from between parked cars or from behind shrubbery.
  • Walk- don’t run- across intersections.  A flashing “walk” signal or the crossing guard in the street does not mean it is safe to cross; double check the intersection is clear.
  • Avoid talking to strangers.   Teach children to get distance between themselves and anyone who tries to approach or make contact with them.
  • Never get into a vehicle with a person even if they know them without parent permission.  If a stranger approaches, tell a trusted adult such as a parent or teacher. 

Should not:

  • Go to a friend’s house without getting permission.
  • Walk to school using canals, alleys and cutting through yards or open fields.
  • Walk alone as they will be an easier target for harassment, bullying, or stranger approach.
  • Run to cross the street or intersection.  Cross in the middle of the block especially in heavy traffic areas.  Never let children under age 10 cross the street alone.
  • Talk to stranger or get within reach of that person.  That includes taking a ride from a stranger or someone they know, without parent’s permission. 

Riding Bicycles:

Bicycles are associated with more childhood injuries than any other consumer product except the car.  To make sure children are safe when riding bicycles to school, here are some tips:

·         Check with your school about their rules on bicycles.  Some schools do not allow students to ride bicycles until a specific grade.

·         Wear a helmet! City ordinance requires it, and failure to wear one could result in a traffic citation.  More importantly, helmets can reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent.

·         Obey rules of the road; the rules are the same for all vehicles, including bicycles.

·         Stay on the right-hand side of the road and ride in the same direction as traffic.

·         Know and use appropriate hand signals.

·         Choose the safest route between home and school.  Practice it with children until they can demonstrate traffic safety awareness.

Riding the Bus:

Although bus travel is one of the safest ways to get to and from school, injuries can still occur.  Most injuries take place when children are getting on or off the bus.  Some safety tips for riding the bus are:

  • Arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes before the scheduled arrival of the bus.
  • Stay out of the street and do not horseplay while waiting for the bus.
  • Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before getting on or off.
  • Remain seated, keep head, and arms inside the bus at all times.
  • Do not shout or distract the bus driver.
  • Do not walk in a driver’s “blind spot”; which is the area from the front of the bus to about 10 feet in front of the bus.

Driving:

Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths among children age 14 and under. To reduce the risk of injury, here are some tips:

·         Always use child safety seats and safety belts correctly, when driving or riding in a car.

·         Arrive early, especially the first few weeks of school.  Use the school’s designated student drop off and pick up zone.

·         Do not double park or make U-turns in front of the school.  Police officers are issuing citations for traffic violations without warning or grace period.

·         Children should enter and exit the car from the side along the curb.

·         Pick your child up on time, so they are not left waiting near or in front of the school unattended. 

If you have any questions about school safety or other concerns please contact the Yuma Police Department at 373-4700.


 

3 Things Parents Need to Talk to Children about Before the School Year Starts - 8/2/19

Timothy Diehl

TIMOTHY DIEHL

Recently, one of our children had the opportunity to be a part of a selective leadership conference. She’d been chosen from among her peers and we were very proud. She was terrified. While she’s quite social, she’s also an introvert and the idea of a weekend away surrounded by people she doesn’t know felt exhausting. Still, we pressed her, “Take some risks. Put yourself out there.” She rolled her eyes, but she did it. And she walked away from that weekend with a growing sense of confidence in what she has to offer the world.

With the school year rapidly approaching, there are many lessons our kids will be learning. However, some of the most important ones won’t come from their academics, but from choices they make in their daily interactions. Here are 3 critical conversations parents need to have with their children as they begin this new year.

1. Tell the truth.

As our kids enter their teenage years, they quickly develop a penchant for lying. I don’t only mean that they intentionally say things that are untrue in order to get what they want. I mean that they learn to lie about what they think, adopting the prevailing ideas of their friends. They lie about who they are, instead of taking on the persona that most ingratiates them to others. They lie about how they feel, instead choosing to take on the façade of being ‘ok’. Or they lie about how they look, filtering their image through impossible and artificial standards of beauty/attractiveness.

In a myriad of ways, our teens learn to lie—to themselves, to others, and to us. Talk with your child about the importance of saying what is true about themselves and the world as they see it, even as they maintain humility, recognizing that they don’t know everything. We need to teach our kids that they are a gift to the world, but only if they are themselves. And they can only be fully themselves if they learn to tell the truth.

2. Try something new.

Every new year is a new opportunity—new teachers, new classes, new activities. But many of our kids are creatures of habit (as are we). This isn’t inherently bad. Habits are important and necessary features of being human. However, for our kids, as they are learning about themselves and the world, it’s important for them to push through their comfort zones. Talk to your children about taking risks and trying new things. Encourage them to join a new club or try out for a sport. They could take a class that’s interesting but not necessary, join the debate club, write for the newspaper, or learn an instrument.

When my son was in seventh grade, he tried out for the cross-country team. Until then, he’d tried several different sports and liked them well enough, but never really excelled in any of them. He wasn’t a particularly disciplined child either, so I was pretty convinced this little experiment would last all of about half a race. Boy was I wrong.

Five years, one state championship, multiple district and county championships, and several individual awards later, my son can’t imagine his life without running. He’s currently preparing to go to college in the fall and will run for his school’s cross-country team. This never could’ve happened had he been unwilling to try something new. Not all new things will take off (he also tried pole vaulting, for about a minute), but who knows what your child is capable of unless he or she takes a risk to try something new?

3. Do to others what you would have them do to you.

It’s popular to tell our kids to ‘be kind’. Being kind is great, but it’s far too generic. Is it kind to simply avoid saying something bad? Certainly. But is that the extent of the kindness we would hope that our children show? Certainly not. It’s far better to talk with your child about the Golden Rule: Do to others what you would have them do to you.

“Talk to your child about doing better than kind. Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
 

If someone was picking on you, you’d long for a brave soul to step in and tell that bully to knock it off. If you were the new kid at the school, you’d dream of the courageous person who would take a seat next to you at the lunch table or invite you to sit with her and her friends. Talk to your child about doing better than kind. Do to others as you would have them do to you.


 

TOP 10 Best Cities for Soccer Fans 8/19/19 according to Wallethub.com

10. Cary, NC

9. Washington, DC

8. New York, NY

7. Kansas City, MO

6. Atlanta, GA

5. Seattle, WA

4. Portland, OR

3. Salt Lake City, UT

2. Orlando, FL

1. Los Angeles, CA