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 -5/25/17 

Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. — Ecclesiastes 5:2

Thought: Even in our sound-byte world, far too many words are spoken in pledge to God that go unfulfilled. Let's thank him, praise him, and petition him. But let's also realize that, while our prayers need to be persistent, our words don't need to be elaborate or refined, just few in number.

Prayer: Almighty God, thank you that the Holy Spirit intercedes for me while I pray. Thank you that I don't have to have articulate prayers to be heard. Thank you for not expecting grandiose promises from me. I come to you as your child, your humble servant who longs to live for you and praise you with all of my life. 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.


 

The 6 Best Things a Husband Can Do for His Wife - 5/25/17

My biological father passed away from heart disease when he was 39 years old. I was six at the time, my brother was just over three, and my mom raised us for the next few years as a single parent. Just after I turned 10, my mom remarried. For the next 33 years, my mom and (step) dad were married until he passed away a few months ago from complications related to Alzheimer’s.

The last few years were really tough for my mom as my dad became almost entirely dependent on her for every need. She cleaned him up, cooked, did all the laundry, and pretty much everything else. She did it all without complaining or grumbling and rarely, if ever, received thanks from my dad. As I reflect back upon his life and their marriage, it’s easy to think this was a one-sided marriage where my mom gave, gave, and gave, and never received. In reality, however, she unconditionally gave because he loved her so well over their 33 years of marriage. He had his own honey do list and it was made up of six things. These are six things any husband should do for his wife.

1. He knew exactly what gift to give her.

When Christmas rolled around, my brother, Dad, and I opened up many presents. My mom, however, only got to open up the small gifts from my brother and me. That is until the very end of our present exchange. At that time, my dad pulled out a hidden gift and gave it to my mom. He always knew exactly what gift to give her.

  • What is a gift that you know your wife wants? It doesn’t have to be expensive. Rather, show her you know and love her regardless of the cost of the gift.

2. My dad was “The Man” around the house!

No job was too small or too big for him. He cooked, cleaned, and did laundry. There never was an organization chart that delineated her jobs and his jobs. They both pitched in and did whatever it took, day in and day out. I’ve learned so much from my dad in how to serve my family around the house.

  • What is one task that your wife detests doing around the house that you can do for her?

3. He made sure my brother and I respected his wife.

Yes, she was my mom before she was his wife, but he made sure my brother and I knew how to treat her. He taught us how to respect my mom by the ways we talked to her, responded to her, and obeyed what she told us to do.

  • If you want to do something good for your wife, make sure she knows she’s loved, valued, and respected by your children.

4. He valued her desires and interests.

My dad traveled for work, every week for decades. His idea of fun was not getting on a plane for more travel. On the other hand, my mom loves to travel. Even though another trip was the furthest thing from his desires, he still made travel with my mom a high priority.

  • What is one small way you can demonstrate that you value and know her?

5. He always provided for my mom and our family.

We never went on expensive vacations and didn’t eat out at fancy restaurants, but we never missed a meal, had a great roof over our heads, and always had whatever we needed. My dad provided for our family and always made sure my mom was provided and cared for. Even in tough seasons, my dad always showed a desire and intention to provide.

  • You may be experiencing a difficult season. In the midst of that, what is one way you can show your wife that you desire to provide and take care of her?

6. He knew how to bring a smile to her face and make my mom laugh.

Growing up, I didn’t enjoy his sense of humor, but looking back I realize how much my dad made my mom laugh and smile. Whether it was the way he danced with his pinkies in the air or the practical jokes he played on her or others, my dad knew how to make my mom happy. And for that, I’m so grateful.

  • What can you do to make your wife smile

THE BEST TIME OF THE DAY (According to Real Simple magazine) - 5/18/17

  • The Best Time of Day to Clean the House is 4 p.m. You’re more likely to whistle while you window wash (and not kick over the bucket) if you do it in the late afternoon. That’s when hand-eye coordination is at its peak and mood levels are high.

  • The Best Time of Day to Take a Nap is 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Doctors used to think afternoon sleepiness was the result of a big lunch. But they've found that in the early afternoon there’s a dip in body temperature, which causes sleepiness.

  • The Best Time of Day to Take a Multivitamin is breakfast time. Taking your supplements with a meal is important because vitamins are components of food, and whether water soluble or fat soluble, they are absorbed better with food.

 

 

Is Your Child Being Damaged by the Selfie Generation? - 5/17/17

Self-portraits are nothing new. Artists have been doing them for centuries. However, those artists weren’t producing ten an hour and posting them for instant voting results. This is the age of the selfie–my least favorite word in our culture today. Seeing young guys and girls posting provocative pictures of themselves, desperate for attention, is enough to make a parent wish for all social networks to disappear. One of the saddest realities I’ve encountered, in recent years, is that high school girls will remove a picture from their Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram accounts if it receives less than 100 likes. “It validates me,” said one teenager when speaking about receiving online attention. That’s an unfortunate statement and, sadly, it’s the norm.

Pictures go up and teens stare at the screen in the same way a Wall Street trader views a stock ticker. Some think this is a trend that will disappear when the newness wears off. Like reality television, I don’t see it going anywhere anytime soon. Whether it is producing a generation obsessed with themselves and their own image or just revealing an underlying problem, it needs to be addressed. Here are 3 reasons the selfie generation is damaging our kids and why we need to engage it.

 

Narcissistic Behavior and Tendencies

The selfie is an outlet for self-focus. This brings a need for attention from peers leading to a rise in insecurity when that attention doesn’t come. Conversely, a lot of attention could lead to something potentially worse, in my opinion, an inflated ego and arrogance. Someone that cares only about themselves doesn’t care for others resulting in lower empathy and difficulty maintaining long-lasting relationships.

Lower Self-Esteem

It’s hard enough having a feeling that you are not as liked as others, particularly in middle and high school. Imagine having calculable results for everyone to see when you are in a stage of identity development. After posting a picture, the question they are waiting to see answered is, “What’s my value?” Every “like” they receive, in their mind, makes them worth a little more. Then they compare their results with their peers and the results give them their place in the social structure. Heaven forbid they receive negative feedback, which brings an obvious damaging effect and vulnerability to bullying.

Image over Identity

They are becoming experts at striking poses, forming facial expressions, tilting their head, angling the camera, and choosing exposures that will get the most positive responses. In other words, they are becoming experts at creating an image. It’s what they are working on the most. The problem is that this is not their true self but a creation of what they believe the world wants or finds attractive. The seeds of maturity and depth are left unsown while superficiality remains the play of the day. Identity formation ends up lagging sorely behind, or worse, it becomes distorted.

Addressing the Issue

Be careful voicing too much disapproval. The more you rail against it, the more selfies they’ll want to post. Ask questions to lead them to a healthy way to view themselves. The deep need they have is to be validated, valued, and loved. In the end, they are just searching for it in the wrong place.


TOP TEN UNUSUAL MUSEUMS  - 5/18/17

  1. The Lucy-Desi Museum (Jamestown, NY)

  2. Museum of Bad Art (Boston, MA)

  3. Kenneth W. Berger Hearing Aid Museum (Kent State University, OH)

  4. National Museum of Roller Skating (Lincoln, NE)

  5. Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum  (Farmington Hills, MI)

  6. Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry (Baltimore, MD)

  7. Mount Horeb Mustard Museum (Wisconsin)

  8. Jell-O Museum (LeRoy, NY)

  9. International Clown Hall of Fame and Research Center (Milwaukee, WI)

  10. Museum of Dirt (Boston, MA)