The Glow Morning Show



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!


For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

What an incredible world we live in! The expanse of space is humbling. The majesty of the mountain peaks takes away our breath. On and on we could go, describing all the beautiful, magnificent, and awe-inspiring wonders of the universe. The variety, the order, the symmetry, and the unexpected all testify to God, the Genius behind it all.

My Prayer...

O LORD, Almighty God, your works of creation astound me with your incredible sense of majesty, grace, wonder, awe, and beauty. Thank you for making your fingerprints so clearly seen in our incredible world. In Jesus' name I praise. Amen.




Who you hang out with, determines which direction you will go.  Be very careful who you do life with.  make sure they are people who are not just friends, but friends to your future.  – Darlene Zschech

Teaching My Kids How to Date Before They Date - 1/16/20

All Pro Dad


I think every young man has some trepidation about meeting his girlfriend’s father for the first time. Many of these dads relish the chance to make the young men who date their daughters question their dating skills and quake in their boots. I have a friend who has a sword collection mounted in his house for precisely that purpose. The day I met my future father-in-law featured a set of calf pullers and a rifle.

The shoe is on the other foot now, as the oldest of my three daughters recently turned 13. While she’d admit she’s not ready to date yet, I know the day she’ll want to is coming—sooner than I’d like it to. My wife and I have been planning for this for most of my daughter’s life. We’ve employed three simple strategies to help all five of our kids more easily navigate the eventual adventure of dating. You can use these strategies, too.

1. Take your kids on dad dates.

My kids love going out on dates with me. They often involve food and some adventure, but always one-on-one time with one of my kids. Whatever we do, they can expect that I’m going to hold the car door open for them and that wherever we go, I’ll give my “date” my undivided attention. My hope is that dad dates will exemplify dating skills and establish what a date ought to look like. By now, my eldest daughter should expect that anyone who takes her out on a date is going to do the small, chivalrous things for her, that his phone shouldn’t be the third wheel on the date, and–most importantly–that she is the focus of his attention, not the waitress or someone else who happens to be attractive and in his line of sight.

2. Monitor the media they consume.

We’ve always been vigilant about what sorts of media and books our kids consume and we’ve been mindful of what’s appropriate and what’s not. But we’ve become more sensitive lately to the way the shows, songs, and stories our kids consume present relationships. One of the lingering impacts of the sexual revolution is that our society doesn’t know the natural progression of a relationship. It’s not uncommon for couples in media to go from “Hi, what’s your name?” to “Let’s have sex.” in no time flat. As a result, many teenagers feel pressured to imitate this in their own relationships. We can filter out a lot of this. But watching the latest blockbuster or an episode of a show on Netflix that presents relationships that don’t match up to our values also provides an avenue for conversation about what healthy, holy relationships ought to look like.

3. Model it in your marriage.

The last tactic is actually the simplest. It comes down to the example my wife and I present to our kids. One of the lasting lessons I’ve learned about being a father is that my kids imitate what they see me doing. It is therefore tremendously important that I give a good example to them in the way I love and date their mother. I need to be deliberate in the way I talk to and about my wife, in the effort I put into spending time with her, and in the example we give of healthy, affectionate touch. It’s critical to give our kids an example of what fidelity and faithfulness look like in word and action. Ultimately, this example may be the most effective way we impart dating skills on our kids—long before they are actually ready to date.



By Robby Gallaty

We’re standing at the end of centuries of Christian tradition that has crippled the body of Christ. We’ve started treating the church like it is a place you go as a believer, not a people you advance the kingdom with.

We’ve viewed church only as a hospital to bring people to instead of an equipping outpost to send people out from.

A Barna poll from 2018 revealed that 51% of churchgoers said they had “never heard of the Great Commission,” and that 25% of those polled can recall hearing the words but not knowing what they meant.

This means that the primary mission of the church—the mission that Jesus himself gave to his disciples—has been either watered down or replaced entirely.

Instead of making Jesus’ final words our first work, we’ve relegated them to instructions for staff members, thinking that our sole purpose is to come and sit, not go and serve.

The effect of this is undeniable and measurable. Three years ago, I headed up a task force to study the current state of my denomination and found something troubling: Over the last 20 years, we’d baptized around 7 million people, but the total number of people involved in our churches had dropped by 20,000.

Our task force proposed a single remedy: discipleship with Bible engagement.


Discipleship is at the heart of the Great Commission; it’s the last command that Jesus gave us before His ascension.

Here’s a functional definition of discipleship: intentionally equipping believers with the word of God through accountable relationships empowered by the Holy Spirit in order to replicate faithful followers of Christ.

When we start making disciples, we’ll see people—who once thought they belonged in a pew—begin to understand that their purpose is to reach a world that desperately needs Christ.

We’ll see people who view salvation and baptism as the beginning of a lifelong journey, not the finish line. The more we engage in disciple-making, the more vividly we’ll see the difference between someone who is just a gospel consumer and someone who is a gospel contributor.

Our churches are filled with both kinds of people. It is our job as leaders, disciple-makers and those who want the entire body of Christ to be healthy help move people from the first category to the second.


I’d guess that most Christians, at one point or another, feel inadequate to contribute to advancing the kingdom of God.

It’s not entirely their fault.

Every one of us is the byproduct of centuries of Christian tradition where clergy performed all of the ministry duties separate and apart from church members. As the catholic (universal church) became more Roman, the chasm between the pulpit and the pew widened.

However, Paul clearly stated the purpose of the clergy is to “equip the saints (believers) for the work of the ministry” (Ephesians 4:12).

The goal of ministers/leaders is to equip others, not execute all the ministry themselves.

As believers—and as contributors—we can help those who are young, stagnant or unstable in their faith get off the bench and start carrying out Jesus’ commands.


Every Christian could be compared to one of two bodies of water: the Jordan River or the Dead Sea.

The Jordan River is an active body of water, flowing from north to south. The Dead Sea, on the other hand, has no outlets. Water comes in from the north to the lowest point in the world, and it doesn’t flow back out. So the water is stagnant; it just sits there.

You’re either flowing, like the Jordan River, as God uses you to impact the lives of other people, or you are stagnant and lifeless, like the Dead Sea.

If we’re continually growing closer to and learning more about the Lord, we have one of two options: We can hoard what we’ve learned for ourselves, or we can use it for the benefit of others.

We can read all of the theology we want or copy all of the methods great people of God used to become who they were, but if we do it for the edification of nobody but ourselves, we’re proving to be unfaithful stewards of what God has given us.


Have you ever met someone with the gift of constructive criticism? If you’ve been in church long enough, I’m sure you have.

How many times have you heard of churches splitting over trivial matters? Picking fights over inconsequential details? Arguing about style rather than substance?

When we let things that aren’t the main thing divide us, it reveals exactly what we think about the body of Christ: It exists to cater to our own personal preferences.

When believers are not investing in others and being invested in, idle time affords them the opportunity to criticize others.

Discipleship groups force them to take ownership of their faith. These groups are incubators for spiritual growth, both for the person and the people they are investing in.


There’s no conceivable way any church staff member could accomplish all the work for the gospel that needs to be done. They were never intended to be the ones doing that work in the first place.

As a gospel contributor, you’ll understand that the first word of the Great Commission wasn’t said to only one category of person; it was said to anyone who calls Jesus, “Lord.”

It’s completely fine to sit and be filled by biblical teaching or edification. But contributors will take it a step further. They know they’re being filled for the specific purpose of filling others who are still empty.

Think of the potential army of contributors sitting shoulder-to-shoulder each week in your padded seats or pews. What could God do if you mobilize them into the community to reach lost people and impact your city?


With the understanding that the work of the ministry isn’t reserved only for those engaged in it vocationally comes the realization that ministry is hard.

People can be taxing. That is why it’s increasingly crucial to be sure we are being filled from the only source who can sustain us to do his work: Jesus.

The gospel came to you because it was heading to someone else. You’re never learning for yourself, but for the people who will come after you.

If we continue to believe a half-gospel—that salvation is the finish line—those in our churches, in our communities, and in our homes will be comfortable being consumers instead of contributors.

We must ensure that we understand the critical nature of the work of the gospel in the life of believers after salvation. When we understand that the gospel is not only for the lost, we will be able to lead people to Jesus and teach them to be like him.

Making disciples is not something that only seminary-trained professors or pastors can do. You have the ability to create a disciple-making movement right where you are today.

ROBBY GALLATY (@Rgallaty) is the senior pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee. He’s the founder of and is the author of several books, including Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples.


The 7 Enemies of Man - 1/13/20

All Pro Dad


The surest way to fail is to develop bad habits. Wherever we find trouble in our lives, a detrimental root cause stems from the common enemies we face. No man is immune to this ongoing battle but the wisest seek to identify their enemies and find out how to conquer them. Our marriages, families, careers, and friendships depend on this.

“Knowing who your enemy is provides a path to freedom from it.”

Perhaps you are addicted to porn. Maybe your marriage is falling apart and you don’t know how to save it. For some, finances are spinning out of control. Whatever is afflicting you, the cause is your enemy. Knowing who your enemy is provides a path to freedom from it. Which of these seven enemies do you face?


I was a child when our culture switched to the “Me Generation.” We are taught to be self-focused and to live behind the facades we create. The result is a culture of adult children who lack conflict resolution skills, moral fortitude, and the ability to commit to higher callings—who are too proud to notice.


We use envy to manipulate people. We are never satisfied with our own portion. Not our jobs, our marriages, our families. Envy tells us that as long as somebody else has it betterwhat we have will never suffice.


Gluttony is a lack of self-control, borne in our insecurities and fears. Instead of facing our pain, we numb it, using copious amounts of food, beverage, or stuff. But the pain always comes back. Saying no to the excess creates space in which we can deal with our problems and find healing from the pain they cause.


Lust destroys souls. Men are bombarded constantly by the stimuli of lust. We are not always responsible for what we see—some images are unavoidable. But we are called to control the thoughts and actions that follow. We are created to love, not to lust, and love is about giving yourself to another. Lust is taking from another out of selfish desire.


Anger can cause a lot of damage. The small children crying in the hallway as their parents rage against each other. The wife afraid to go home because of what her husband will do to her. The man who faces the wrath of a bitter woman. Anger without self-control is like a tank running through a straw house.


All the clichés about money apply here and we all know them well. Money is rightly called a “necessary evil.” No man reading this (or writing it) doesn’t need money. But we can decide how much of a priority we place upon it. And we can control the grip it holds on us. True wealth is never gained from greed.


Laziness in both our physical and spiritual lives leads us to bad places. Bad health, depression, unfulfilled potential—the list is endless. Get up, put your pants on, and live the day. Sloth is conquered by determination.


5 Ways a New Direction Beats 100 Resolutions - 1/9/20 (

Derek Maul


A short while ago, I had one of those birthdays with a zero at the end. It felt like an unwelcome new direction. You know, the kind of shift when you wake up an entire decade older than you were the day before. I thought I had to prove I was still young, so I made a long list of resolutions—run a 5K every day. Lose 20 pounds. Pay off the credit card in six months.

I fell on my face, of course. Then I gave up trying so I wouldn’t fail anymore. Looking back, I’m pretty sure I set myself up to bomb so I’d be off the hook for the stuff I actually could change. A new year can be like that, especially when it has a zero at the end. That’s why I stopped making resolutions I won’t keep. Instead, this year, I’m simply going to point myself in a new direction. And that’s a better plan than making 100 New Year’s Resolutions. Here are 5 reasons why.

1. New directions are more practical than New Year’s Resolutions.

I didn’t lose 15 pounds this summer by making a resolution. I lost 15 pounds by changing direction. My new trajectory took me to more vegetables, less bread, and reduced portion sizes. This new direction resulted in better health. Lost weight was just a side effect.

2. Progress in a new direction beats disappointment in unrealized goals.

My mortgage may look insurmountable, but so long as I chip away at it, one day, it will be gone. Same with my credit card. Just one small shift in direction—say an extra $50 in principal a month—and we’re on a new journey.

3. A new direction can gather momentum.

My friend Stan wanted to “New Year’s resolve” his marriage, he said. I told him that’s a bad idea. Instead, I suggested he point himself in a new direction, toward being kind. Headed that way, he’d soon run into goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, too. Just a shift in direction and he was on his way.

4. Resolutions fail without a “towards.”

One day, I played golf with my neighbor, Alan. “You really hit the ball well,” he said to me. “But you need to work on your ‘towards’.” His point was that it didn’t matter how far I hit the ball if it was traveling in the wrong direction. Only after you fix your “towards” do your efforts pay off.

5. A new direction comes with encouragement.

I may not pay off that mortgage today, but I’m encouraged when I see that I’m on the way. That 5K run still looks like a stretch, but this week, I ran a hundred yards more than I did last week. My friend brought his wife a cup of coffee in bed the other morning. And as he keeps pressing on in the direction of his new “towards,” he’s beginning to notice some change. You will, too.


Making & Keeping New Year's Resolutions - 1/8/20

1. Set a concrete goal that you truly believe you can achieve.

"It all begins by making realistic, attainable goals," Norcross told NPR in 2018. "We say, if you can't measure it, it's not a very good resolution because vague goals beget vague resolutions." So, tell yourself you'll lose 10 pounds instead of, say, 50. Or resolve to go to the gym three days a week instead of shooting for seven.

2. Don't fret the occasional slip-up.

Norcross' study found that 53 percent of those who kept their New Year's resolutions for two years experienced at least one slip-up, and the average number of slips was 14. But what distinguished the people who managed to maintain their resolutions from the ones who didn't was that they plowed on. "Early slips do not predict failure," Norcross told Time in 2018. "In fact, many ultimately successful resolvers report—even as they experience them—that the early slips strengthen their resolutions."

3. Reward yourself.

Norcross also says that people are more likely to keep their resolutions if the gratification is immediate rather than delayed. And a 2016 study published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin supports that notion. Researchers out of the University of Chicago found that "immediate rewards predicted current persistence at New Year's resolutions whereas delayed rewards did not." So feel free to reward yourself for achieving your goals on a day-to-day basis to keep the motivation momentum.

4. Change your surroundings.

If you find yourself slipping up, take the time to examine what triggered your resolution lapse. It could be a person, place, or bad habit, Norcross told Time. The key is not only avoiding those triggers, but replacing them with people, places, and habits that will help you stick to your goal.

5. Use the buddy system.

Social support can be the difference between sticking to your resolution for a couple weeks versus a couple of years. "The research-informed explanation is that virtually anybody can get through a couple weeks with a neutral or even toxic environment, but that begins to weigh heavily," Norcross told Time. Having a friend or family member to motivate you and hold you accountable can help you avoid becoming a statistic in 2020.


12 Ways to Commit to the Year of the Bible - 1/6/20


Five Reasons Time is the Best Gift You Can Give Your Kids - 1/2/20

All Pro Dad


Richard Gross of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab reports that the enormous tsunami-spawning earthquake off Japan in 2011 not only shifted the planet’s axis by several inches but also sped up the planet’s rotation, shortening each day by 1.8 microseconds. That may not sound like much, but even a small fraction of time lost is a move in the wrong direction. Most of us—dads in particular—consistently run behind in terms of our time investment at home. And that’s time we’re not getting back. Ever.

The classic song Cat’s in the Cradle chronicles the legacy of a man who fails consistently at sharing time with his son. In the agonizing conclusion, repeated for effect, the songwriter admits the ultimate tragedy: “And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me. He’d grown up just like me. My boy was just like me…” But All Pro Dads can do something about this—if we understand how important time is to our children. Here are five reasons time is the best gift you can give your children.

1. Time is not a renewable resource.

There’s no credit system for time. Once it’s gone, it’s never coming back. It can’t be stockpiled, saved for later, or stretched out. Time, as the old proverb goes, “waits for no man.”

2. Time moves faster with age (seriously).

Math exists that proves this. When a child is two-years-old, a year is half a lifetime. By the time they’re ten, a year is only 10 percent. Time really does seem to speed up, doesn’t it? That’s one reason “time now” is more than “time later.” Our kids need our concentrated interest now. They’ll need us next week and next year, too, but now is always mathematically and emotionally the best choice.

3. Time is the great economic equalizer.

Bill Gates may be worth several billion dollars. You may have a net worth of “I’d rather not say.” But an hour is 60 minutes for both of you, regardless. It doesn’t matter what resources are at your disposal. When it comes to time, you’re as rich as the next guy. And the kids don’t care what’s in your savings account. An hour with a good dad is priceless, period.

4. Time is the best and most stable investment.

We know an All Pro Dad who prepaid his kids’ college tuition, but they dropped out of high school. Another friend paid cash for an income property that lost 60 percent of its value and never rented. A third put $3,000 into a set of golf clubs. He didn’t save a single shot on his handicap. Time invested in your children, however, offers a predictable and consistent return. No regrets, ever. Plus a lot more love—and love can be banked for the future.

“If we don’t give time to our kids, then it’s crystal clear to them that they are not a priority to us.”

5. Time tells the truth about our priorities.

Time tells the truth about what we value. Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12:24). Children are vigilantly observant when it comes to what their parents treasure, what we value. If we don’t give time to our kids, then it’s crystal clear to them that they are not a priority to us.


How to Discern Through Life's Big Decision: 6 Keys Steps - 1/1/20

Step one

There are many ways to go through a discernment process. However, I have found the following process to be helpful in my life. First, you hold a question in mind. For example, you may be considering a job change, a move, whether to marry a certain person, really anything with which you may be struggling.

Then hold that question in prayer, asking God to guide you to the clear answer. That might mean writing the question down so you can continue to visualize it, or setting aside time to pray on it daily or even creating a daily alarm on your phone to remind you. Find some way that works for you to carry this question forward in your heart.

Step two

The next step is probably the most important: don’t rush the answer. It may take weeks or even months, but it is important to be patient with the answer. It is hard to keep on track with this step, as we are quick to get impatient and move on. It is also easy to turn to rationalizing an answer in frustration over the slowness of the process.

However, you must have faith that God will guide you to your answer and provide the guidance. Also, remember to be light through this process. Try to find the joy and excitement in seeking and don’t get so heavy with the searching.

Step three

While patiently holding the question in prayer, sometimes it can be helpful to make a pro and con list. In this way, you can visualize the options in front of you in a new way. This might allow your mind to imagine the different outcomes and possibilities. This visualizing can be helpful to process the feelings in your heart over the different options.

Step four

Listening to the guidance then becomes the next critical part of discernment. Having a practice of listening prayer can make hearing this guidance more helpful, however, it is not necessary. Just make yourself open to the possibilities, and open to the answer that may come. Be sure to get out of your own way and create space for a new possibility. If you limit the solution, you may not be able to see the best option. It may be helpful to pray for openness to all possibilities and to set aside your preconceived ideas about the outcome.

Step five

Over time, you may find yourself resting on one option more than the others. This is the guidance of God coming through. As you are processing these outcomes, you may find that one particular option is bringing you a sense of peace. This is the key to knowing you are heading in the right direction. The answer may not come as a dramatic sign, instead, it may be a subtle peace or acceptance. This peace and calm is confirmation of the right direction.

Step six

Lastly, remember that life is complicated and not always linear. Your process of discernment might look different. Open your heart to the process of discernment, to help you work through a hard decision in life. You may discover new forms of discernment that work for you. The key is involving God in your discussion making. Open your heart to possibilities, and God will guide you.


7 Key New Year’s Resolution Ideas - 12/30/19 (

Timothy Diehl


If you’re like me, you hear New Year’s resolution ideas and you roll your eyes. After all, according to U.S. News and World Report, approximately 80 percent of us fail at keeping our resolutions. When something so widely seems impossible, like keeping a New Year’s resolution, you’ve got to wonder why anyone would bother. And yet, when I pause from the knee-jerk eye-roll long enough to think about it, I would argue that it’s still a worthwhile endeavor.

We need goals to aspire to and even when we fall short of our goals, moving toward them, in and of itself, is an accomplishment. So go ahead and set some New Year’s resolutions. Choosing one or two could make a big difference in your life this year. Here are seven key New Year’s resolution ideas to consider.

1. Be present with those you love.

I’ll admit, this is basically impossible to measure. So is most of what really matters—love, meaning, hope, faith. But far too many of us live in what tech writer Linda Stone calls a state of continuous partial attention. We’re never fully present, always distracted by something (your phone, the television, your music.). Put the phone down, take out the earbuds, and make eye contact. Choose to be present with those you love.

“Put the phone down, take out the earbuds, and make eye contact. Choose to be present with those you love.”

2. Do one thing for yourself each week.

This sounds selfish, but hang on. Self-care is different than being selfish. In fact, if done correctly, it’s the opposite. All you have to offer the world is you. The healthier you are, the better the gift you are to the world. Take care of yourself. Choose to do one thing each week that brings you joy or makes you a better version of yourself. Those around you will thank you.

3. Get some sleep.

Of all the New Year’s resolution ideas, this could be the most difficult to implement. However, there is a growing body of research pointing to how critical sleep is. Our emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing is tied to sleep. There’s no glory in being able to run on three hours of sleep per night. When you were 19 in college, that was cool. Now that’s just hubris. You’re human. You need to sleep.

4. Read a book a month.

Whether you are a fan of fiction or non-fiction, the access we have to books both for entertainment and for learning is remarkable. Get a library card and commit to reading one book each month. Authors such as Seth Godin and C.S. Lewis have short, easy to read books that can change your life. Ta-Nahesi Coates wrote a Black Panther comic book I read in one sitting but hasn’t stopped inspiring me to reflect on issues of race and power. Brene Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection is just 130 pages but it’ll blow you away with its insights on courage and vulnerability.

5. Try something new.

We all get stuck in ruts. Ruts are comfortable. We know where they take us. But we rarely grow in ruts. To grow, we have to get out of the rut and into something new. So take up a new hobby. Visit a new city, state, or even country. Join a group that cultivates a specific interest. Do something that challenges you. Not only will it bring new energy into your life, but you’ll learn a lot about yourself and maybe discover something you love along the way.

6. Reconcile.

Many of us have a distant relationship that used to be close. Someone said or did something to cause hurt and the relationship never recovered. In some cases, these are significant relationships: a parent, a sibling, a child. Reconciling is painful, hard work. And it’s rare but it’s powerful. Choose to do the hard work of reconciling with the person you hurt or the person who hurt you. It’ll probably be one of the most difficult and rewarding things you’ve ever done.

7. Journal.

The benefits of journaling are astounding. The seemingly simple act of writing down what you are thinking and experiencing can have profound emotional and intellectual benefits ranging from stress reduction to improved memory and increased creativity. Take 10 minutes each morning as you’re enjoying your cup of coffee to write in a journal. If you pray, it can be a tactile way of praying. However, it’s also a great way to process whatever you are thinking about.

Even if it’s unlikely you’ll keep them fully, choosing to implement any one of these New Year’s resolution ideas will have a profound effect on your overall well-being. And besides, wouldn’t you love to say you’re in that 20 percent who managed to keep the commitment? It’s worth a shot.

TOP 10 Goofy New Year's Resoutions - 1/3/20

I will....

10. Stop drinking orange juice after I've just brushed my teeth

9. Go back to school to avoid paying my student loans

8. Spend less than $1.825 on Starbucks this year

7. Watch more cute and cuddly kitten videos on YouTube

6. Lose weight by hiding it somewhere you'll never find it

5. Buy new clothes big enough to account for next year's holiday

4. Lower my bills by digging a hole to put them in

3. Stock licking frozen flagpoles

2. Watch less standard definition

1. Buy a fire extinguisher so my money won't burn a hole in my pocket