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Lynn C. Leonard

Lynn C. Leonard

June 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogs, Breakaway

This weekend on Breakaway Chaplain Terry talks with Lynn C. Leonard. Lynn is a retired psychotherapist from South Carolina currently living in Arizona. In her private practice, she helped individuals and couples deal with painful transitions in their lives. She helped many people through unemployment, divorce, death, and health and financial challenges.

Listen as Lynn shares stories from her life, and how her personal and professional experiences helped form her unique relationship with God. She recently brought together these stories in a book titled “Not by Chance”, in which she tells of God’s “coincidental guidance of her life.” Her interview with Chaplain Terry airs Friday June 24 at 7:30 pm and again on Saturday morning at 9.

Breakaway – Joey Pollom

Breakaway – Joey Pollom

June 17, 2011 by  
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Joey Pollom shares his story with Pastor Terry Johnsson this week on Breakaway. Joey is the pastor of the Manassas, Virginia Seventh-day Adventist church. He and his wife Sarah live in Manassas, and have 3 grown sons. You can hear him speak every Saturday at his church, or go to www.msdachruch.org to listen to all his sermons online.

Fearless in the Shadow of Death

Fearless in the Shadow of Death

June 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogs, Chaplains Corner

“…Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me…” Psalm 23

Oh yes, there is no doubt. We are indeed walking through the valley of the shadow of death. Take a look at the world around you. Watch the news for 10 minutes. People died in wars today, overseas and on our streets. Tornadoes rip through towns, taking with them schools, businesses, families, and lives. Your neighbors are losing their homes, their jobs, and their health. The valley of the shadow of death is not a place, but in fact it is reality, it is life. This is the world you know, the life you know.

But you are promised the life you know here won’t last. There is hope for a better place, an eternal life with God in heaven. And until that time comes, know that God is here with you, walking beside you every day. In faith you must trust Him and have no fear of the evil going on around you. Hebrews 11:1 says “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Yes, hope of eternal life and certainty of the Kingdom of God coming to fruition. This is the truth, and the reason faithful believers can live this life, fearless in the shadow of death.

Father, Lead Me

Father, Lead Me

June 12, 2011 by  
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Share your Father’s (or father figure’s) words of advice with us! Call the morning show at (877) WGTS-919 or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

Every year when Father’s Day comes in, it just becomes another day to me. I never really felt like it was a particularly special holiday.

You could never avoid Mother’s Day even if you really wanted to. Every store you’d go to would be filled with pink decorations, gifts, cards and flowers. But Father’s Day seems to get lost in the summer shuffle of Memorial Day, Graduations and 4th of July.

Have we given up on Father’s Day?

Maybe I’m just a little bit jaded, since I was raised by a single mom and have only met my father twice. And to be honest he hasn’t been the best example to follow in life.

I looked around at my coworkers and friends and so many of them were raised by a single mom. Sadly, we know that the divorce rate is rising. And you don’t have to go far to hear about the Arnold Schwarzeneggers and Tiger Woods who are turning away from their families.

I think that’s why Sanctus Real’s Lead Me has really touched me.

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Lead singer Mark Hammitt said “the song is a personal confession and prayer and proved to be a source of hope as my wife Sarah and I walked through a difficult pregnancy. I wrote the song after my wife implored me to be a better spiritual leader in the family. I think the challenge for me in the song, and hopefully for other men as well, is every time I hear it, every time I sing it, I ask myself, “what kind of man am I?” Not yesterday, not tomorrow, but what kind of man am I today? Have I invested in my family emotionally, spiritually the way that God has called me to reach out to them and to lead them?”

This song demonstrated what differentiates the good fathers from the bad. It shows that we just need to rely on God for guidance, not just to be good fathers, but to be real men.

So share with us the advice and lessons you learned from your father or father figure, so that together we can take a stand to be real fathers.

You can call the WGTS Studio from 6 AM – 7 PM at (877) 948-7919 or leave us a comment on this page.

Taking a Stand Against Mediocrity – Alex and Bret Harris

Taking a Stand Against Mediocrity – Alex and Bret Harris

June 10, 2011 by  
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“The next generation stands on the brink of a “rebelution.”

With over 35 million hits to their website TheRebelution.com, Alex and Brett Harris are leading the charge in a growing movement of Christian young people who are rebelling against the low expectations of their culture by choosing to “do hard things” for the glory of God.

Written when they were 18 years old, Do Hard Things is the Harris twins’ revolutionary message in its purest and most compelling form, giving readers a tangible glimpse of what is possible for teens who actively resist cultural lies that limit their potential.

Combating the idea of adolescence as a vacation from responsibility, the authors weave together biblical insights, history, and modern examples to redefine the teen years as the launching pad of life and map a clear trajectory for long-term fulfillment and eternal impact.

Written by teens for teens, Do Hard Things is packed with humorous personal anecdotes, practical examples, and stories of real-life rebelutionaries in action. This rallying cry from the heart of revolution already in progress challenges the next generation to lay claim to a brighter future, starting today.

Do Hard Things inspired thousands of young people to make the most of the teen years. Now Alex and Brett Harris are back and ready to tackle the questions that Do Hard Thingsinspired: How do I get started? What do I do when I get discouraged? What’s the best way to inspire others?

Filled with stories and insights from Alex, Brett, and other real-life rebelutionaries, Start Here is a powerful and practical guide to doing hard things, right where you are.

Are you ready to take the next step and blast past mediocrity for the glory of God?

Start here.

Give God Your All

Give God Your All

June 10, 2011 by  
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Jesus performed many miracles throughout his travels to help those in need. And we should remember that all the characters and aspects of each story are important and included for a reason. One miracle that I find myself dwelling on at length is the feeding of the five thousand. Jesus took five loaves and two fish, and in addition to his spiritual message that he presented that day, he physically fed all those in attendance. How often do you look at the beginning of the story?

The little boy is often pushed aside but his importance cannot be forgotten. While his mother stayed at home, he chose to make the journey to see Jesus. He knew he would be part of a very large crowd and had no idea if he would even see Jesus. Think of yourself at that age. If you had made the long journey that day, at any age, would you want to give your food away? He was approached and asked to give his little lunch to Jesus. The boy was willing to give all he had to Jesus. He and everyone else in the crowd had no idea what was going to happen.

The five thousand were then fed, but the other miracle preformed was by the young boy himself. The boy was willing to give his all to the Master. We need to daily seek Christ regardless of whether or not he will call on us. We need to be in the crowd! We need to answer the call. What little God has blessed you with you need to be willing to give all back to Him! We often try to hold on to the little we have when God can use it not only for us (remember he went home with more food than he came with!) but can also be used to help others. Decide today and right now that you will seek Jesus daily and give Him all you have.
Prayer for the week: Dear God, I am searching for you today. Give me the faith to give all that I have so that you can use it to be a blessing to others. Amen.

Good Samaritan

Good Samaritan

June 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogs, Stories of Hope

The WGTS Friendraiser is a time to give, share, and support your fellow listening family. We all see strangers every day: at work, on the road, at the store, the mall, at lunch, wherever you may be when you are out, you see strangers. These strangers may be WGTS listeners just like you. You are all part of the listening family, and all benefit from the results generated by the support of you and your fellow listeners. You hear the stories on air; we share the prayers and praises. The strangers you see, your fellow listeners, are going through a lot: depression, divorce, addiction, health problems, financial troubles, unemployment, relationship issues, legal trouble, the list goes on.
Today, right now, don’t walk by these strangers. Be a “WGTS Good Samaritan” and lend a helping hand, reach out to those who are struggling, hurting, and broken. You can reach out and help by calling us at WGTS: 877-948-7919. Make a difference, be a “Good Samaritan”, and help us in continuing the trend of changing lives here at WGTS 91.9 FM.
Monday Morning Miracle

Monday Morning Miracle

June 6, 2011 by  
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The WGTS praise and prayer time Monday morning heard from over 250 listeners, sharing their praises, offering their prayers, and requesting prayer for their own lives. One of the callers, Susan from Westminster shared with us her praise and thanks to God for the miracles He performed in her life and for her daughter. In 2004, her daughter was shot, and it took over 50 units of blood to save her life. But the doctors said even that shouldn’t have spared her. Susan was convinced that through prayer, God performed a miracle and saved her daughter. God helped them forgive the shooter, her daughter had to relearn everything through therapy, and by His grace she is alive when she shouldn’t be. These are the kind of stories we hear every day at WGTS, and it’s all made possible by the support and prayers of our listening family; listeners just like Susan. So call us today, we would love to hear from you. Pray with us, and for your fellow listeners.
Call 877-WGTS919 (877-948-7919) Support WGTS 91.9 and be a part of changing lives.
Power of Prayer

Power of Prayer

June 6, 2011 by  
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“Is any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praise.” James 5:13
This morning, our friend Shale from Westchester called in and shared her story of the importance of prayer and church family.  Her son was recently in an accident in which he fell and hit his head. His head was swollen; he then blacked out, and later had a seizure. While he was in the hospital, their church family visited, bringing comfort and words of encouragement. The church family prayed with Shale and her son, that God would spare his life, that His will be done. Soon after, the boy was released from the hospital, and he made a full recovery. Through this time, Shale knew she wasn’t alone, and it was then that she realized the power of prayer and the importance of church family.
Call WGTS today and share your praises with us. Pray with us, and for your fellow listeners. Help us in letting them know they are not alone, and that they have a family here at WGTS.
Call 877-WGTS919 (877-948-7919) Support WGTS 91.9 and be a part of changing lives.
The Gift of Joy

The Gift of Joy

June 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogs, Stories of Hope

Brook and her husband have struggled with adoption. They went to their church and gave in the request. They got a call that a Christian ministry in Taiwan for mothers would be able to help them adopt. They are waiting to meet the mother & get a child. God made a way & he will provide the finances to give a child a great home.