Breakfast with Chris Tomlin
His music is heard and sung more places around the world than any other artist…mainstream or Christian. And we celebrated the release of his new album “Love Ran Red” LIVE in studio with Jerry & Blanca.
Save Pastor Saeed
Jerry & Blanca recently sat down to talk to Nagmeh Abedini, wife of Pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been in an Iranian prison the last two years for sharing his faith. They talk to Nagmeh about her journey, and how she remains strong in the face of opposition, and just trying to get her voice heard in order to convince those in power to release him. Listen back to the full interview and learn how you can be involved in helping to free him.
Pastor Saeed is a former Muslim who converted to Christianity in 2000. Muslim converts to Christianity suffer discrimination at the hands of Iranian authorities. In July 2012, he and his family made their ninth trip to Iran since 2009 to build an orphanage in the city of Rasht. While there, his passports were confiscated and placed him under house arrest. He was later trasferred to Evin Prison, where he has been since. Last year, a judge sentenced him to eight years. The U.S. State Department has condemned the sentence, and have been working on his release. [from Wikipedia]
Blanca’s Birthday Surprise
Blanca got an unexpected phone call on her birthday while hosting the morning show on her own today. It made her, understandably a little upset, but she handled it with such stride. But you’ll have to listen to what happens next!
Michael W. Smith
Becky gets to sit down with Smitty to talk about life and his show this weekend!
For King & Country
Luke joined Jerry & Blanca to talk about how being a part of one of Christian music’s fastest up-and-coming bands, and a musical family has meant to them. And with two boys, traveling, and some very personal life experiences over the last two years, there’s been plenty of material for inspiration for many of the songs on their upcoming album, which comes out September 16th.
Jerry & Blanca’s Ice Bucket Challenge
They thought they might be able to get out of doing it, but it’s come around to WGTS 91.9′s morning team. Overnight host & Digital Content Coordinator, Rob Conway, had challenged Jerry Woods last week. So today, he convinced Blanca Vega to join him in getting doused in support of some good causes. See what happened here:
I Used To Be So Organized!
Something happens when you become a parent. Things that once took you two seconds now take 20 minutes! And a new school year routine also adds to the stress this time of year.
Glynnis Whitwer can sympathize–she’s a mom of 5 kids, plus her other full-time job is the Executive Director of Communications at Proverbs 31 Ministries. But she also has learned how to not let balancing all of this overwhelm her.
Becky Alignay from Middays got to sit down with her and talk about her new book “I Used to Be So Organized: Help for Restoring Order and Peace.”
Watch Colton Dixon Live In Studio
Colton Dixon joined Jerry & Blanca live in studio on Thursday, August 21st to talk about and share tunes from his new album Anchor that just hit stores this past week. If you missed any of it or want to go back and watch, we’ve got the entire video here for your viewing pleasure.
Cherish Being a Parent
It’s easy for parents to be hard on themselves about how they’re raising their children–and all the expectations that go with it. Scott & Sam found this video from Protective Life they hope will encourage you. You can listen back to their segment with the play button below the video.
Listen back to what Scott & Sam had to say about it here:
Pays to Pray
UPDATE: Since this article was written, the diner mentioned here has come under fire with threats of lawsuits. As a result they have decided to no longer provide this discount to customers. The owner, Mary Haglund says she and her daughter Shama are very saddened by this. “This is a gift that we gave to our customers – this is a gift that has been taken from us. The gift of giving is just as important as receiving the gift.” They still encourage customers to take time before their meal to say a word of gratitude.
Here is the original article from August 5, 2014:
Bowing your head over your meal to say a quick prayer of gratitude may be fairly common in your house…maybe less common in public. It makes some feel uncomfortable–after all, it’s a private moment. But one patron of a restaurant in North Carolina was pleasantly surprised when they received the check for their meal, which contained a 15% discount for ‘Praying in Public.’
The news spread quickly when this was posted on an Orlando, Florida Christian radio station’s Facebook page. And it’s got people talking.
Mary’s Gourmet Diner in Greensboro, NC says, “It’s not really a ‘religious thing.’ It’s a gratitude thing. The restaurant goes on to explain on their Facebook page that it’s not about who you pray to or whether you’re actually communing with a higher power. They just want to surprise their customers by saying ‘thanks’.
So what do you think? Does this make you more willing to say a prayer in a restaurant? Do you wish more establishments did this? And would you do this knowing you might receive a discount? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
One thing’s for certain–apparently it can pay to pray!