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 2/20/19

 
 
He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

God has been so gracious to us! Think of all the different ways he has blessed us — some financially, others with great opportunities for service, others with deep personal relationships that are eternal, and for all of us, the promise of life with him. But what will we do with these blessings? Will we hoard them, hide them, and keep them to ourselves? If we do, our blessings will wither, crack, and dry in our parched hearts. But, one of the greatest ways we can thank God for his kindness, mercy, and goodness is by sharing these blessings with those around us, especially those in need who can never repay us for our kindness.

My Prayer...

O LORD God, my gracious and generous Father, thank you so much for the many rich blessings you have poured into my life. Open my heart, dear Father, and use me as a conduit of your blessings so that others may know of your love through my actions and attitudes. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.


 

 

2/20/19

“Don't ever think your life is too ordinary, your world too small, or your work too insignificant.  All of it is a stage set for you to glorify God.” – Joni Tada


10 Ways to Bring Joy into Your Life - 2/19/19

Mark W. Merrill

MARK W. MERRILL

Studies show a toddler will laugh an average of 200 times a day. But, by the time he becomes an adult, he will only smile 6 times daily. What will happen? Most likely, he will get steamrolled by the pressures of life. Only a few know how to find joy through faith in God, enjoying the simple things in life, and making family time a priority and not getting caught up in materialism.

If this is a personal struggle for you, here are 10 ways to bring joy back into your life.

1. Simplify

Over time we become maxed out in capacity. It leaves us stressed and unable to be productive. Streamline your life on occasion the same as you would that closet. Drop the things you are holding on to that are no longer necessary or fit who you are. Time is limited and so are you. Simplify your priorities.

2. Perspective

At times, we tend to only see the negative around us. Let’s gain a new perspective and really start picking out all the blessings we have been given. Joy surrounds us even at our darkest moments. Open your senses and receive it. Cultivate an attitude of thankfulness.

3. Outside

During any season, no matter where you are, nature is a great place to go to experience joy. Go hiking, ride a bike, or if you are married, simply walk hand in hand with your beautiful wife. Get outside and fill your spirit and lungs with this amazing creation we call earth.

4. Play

One thing children are very good at is finding ways to have fun. Get in there and mix it up with your kids. Make funny noises. Laugh at ridiculous things.

5. Passion

We are not all fortunate enough to make a living doing a job we feel deep passion about. Find your passion elsewhere. What makes you come alive? Carve out time to do it.

6. Let It Go

Worries can be awfully heavy. Work on the things that are in your control. Do what you can do and let your worries go.

7. Friends

Make time to pursue friendships on a regular basis. Try to find people you can be open with. Life is meant to be shared.

8. Challenges

When you have challenges in your life, realize that it is an opportunity for growth. Use those moments to strengthen your character and resolve.

9. Activity

Get your blood pumping by being active. Go throw the football outside with your son. Take your daughter to get ice cream after dinner and then window shop. Work out. Take a walk.

10. God

I believe we have a Father in heaven who loves us. One who cares for us just as you do with your own children, in fact, even more so. Try talking to God about your life. Seek His will for your direction and purpose.


4 Things to Do When You Have Hurt Your Kids - 2/12/19

BJ Foster

BJ FOSTER

“He’s NOT our dad! He’s a drunk and a coward, and he is not MY father!”

Those were the words said by a character named Zach to his brother in a new movie called Run The Race. Their mother had died and the father was too heartbroken to care for his sons; instead, he turned to alcohol. The father eventually attempts to mend the relationship, but as you can imagine the son’s hurt feelings keep him from giving his father another chance. In that situation, what would you do to win your child back?

One thing is sure in parenting, we are going to hurt our kids in some way. Maybe not as bad as the situation above, but even with the best intentions, we are going to mess up. However, if we don’t deal with it in a way that brings healing, those wounds can have lasting effects. If you have hurt your kids and need to bring healing do the following 4 things.

1. Listen To Them and Understand Why They Are Hurt

What do you want most when you are hurting? You want people to understand and empathize with you. You want your feelings validated. Although it is difficult to listen to the depths you have hurt your child you need to hear it. You need to understand exactly how you hurt them and why. Make sure to communicate that they have every right to be hurt.

2. Own It

“You may feel like admitting a mistake loses you authority with your kids. It doesn’t. If anything, you will gain more authority to speak into their lives. ”
 

After you gain the understanding of their hurt feelings then own what you did to cause them and leave it at that. This is not a time for you to give, “Yes I did that, but…” answers. You may feel like admitting a mistake loses you authority with your kids. It doesn’t. If anything, you will gain more authority to speak into their lives. Don’t feel tempted to “get back” the upper hand or have the last word. That will produce the opposite of healing.

3. Apologize For It

Be sincere and vulnerable. Do your best to feel their feeling. Think about the circumstances where you have felt the same way. If you don’t mean it, they will know it. Depending on the depth of their hurt feelings you may need to apologize more than once. Be willing.

4. Right The Wrong

Nothing says that an apology is sincere than actions to right the wrong. Changing your behavior moving forward is a great place to start. If you have been overly critical of your child, you need to focus on positive encouragement. If your words are too harsh, change your vocabulary. And if you missed an important event in their life then you need to do whatever you can to make sure you are there for the next five. This is your opportunity to show them what maturity looks like.


 

TOP 10 Blessing we find in Psalm 119

10. Wisdom & Guidance

9. Strength & Vitality

8. Freedom

7. Hope

6. Comfort

5. Life

4. Deliverance from our enemies

3. Peace

2. Perseverance

1. Protection from sin