Afternoons with Scott & Sam
Take Scott & Sam in the car on your way home every afternoon from 3-7pm. They can’t get you into the HOV lanes, but they can offer you something positive and uplifting while you’re sitting in traffic.
Get to know Scott & Sam better below…
I was born in Grangeville, Idaho. I learned to drive on a tractor. My first exercise program was “Bucking Bales” of hay onto the back of a pickup. Not bad for “Allergy Boy.”
How the radio thing started, “would you like paper or plastic?” I was a teenage high school guy working at the local grocery store, and every department would have me do their in-store announcements. Their sales increased and here I am today because of Jelly Donut sales!
How I hope the Lord uses me…first, I blow it every day, I forget I am supposed to be a spiritual creature instead of the fleshly creature that reaches for the Jelly Donut. My best ministry come from the Lord when I don’t recognize it. When someone compliments something I’ve done, and I know where it came from because often I don’t remember it.
The greatest loves of my life are my beautiful wife, I am still smitten by her! Four children … I had a hand in baptizing them all! What an honor! Gabriel is my man-cub, the youngest in the family with a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. McKayla Jordan is not named after Michael Jordan, she’s a Volleyball OH/MB and stellar! She’s the Daddy’s Girl. Tyler is in the Air Force Reserve, has served on tour in the Middle East (scary for parents) and is about to go to flight school to receive his pilots license. Whitney’s married to a man, Ben, who her Daddy approves of! With our first grand-baby, Theo. Whitney is a Mama’s Girl, but she and I have the deep CS Lewis, Chesterton, Tozier conversations. Jett is our Miniature Long-Haired Wiener-Dog…he thinks he’s a rock star and should sample all the food. And Luna is our Parakeet that the neighbors gave us when I said “No Way!” I lost.
What makes me a bit different…I believe I can play guitar well until my bubble bursts when I see others use more than two strings. I have an obsession with Black Bamboo, fresh home-made bagels and Arabica bean certified organic, Free Trade coffee.
It’s not something I’m proud of. I used to avoid church on Mother’s Day because it made me feel like I was missing something important in my life. I was a single girl with a dog for many years. Don’t get me wrong… I loved my life. It’s just that I wanted a family. I thought I’d be a good wife and mother, but it seemed like God had said no. Eight years ago God sent Carlos – a tall handsome businessman with a big heart and a good laugh. He also had three boys… I said “I do” to all of them, and have thanked God with all my heart. The oldest two are in college now and the youngest, Desmond, is 12-years-old.
We gave him a baby sister in 2012 – Zoe. This miracle girl was born with Down Syndrome and for five months suffered from a seizure disorder that seemed incurable. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done – watch an innocent baby go through pain and not be able to help her. I spoke about it at a church women’s group. The 300 women there prayed for her to be healed, and she was. She really was. Now she has no seizures. She is smart, gorgeous, fierce and hilarious.
God is faithful. He heals. He has given me life in abundance. Sometimes that means piles of laundry… grass stained socks balled up… the refrigerator door left open (again)… the highchair and the dog smeared with smashed sweet potato. Mostly it means great joy, lots of work, stronger faith, and huge admiration for those parents who have done it so many years more than I have. I love radio and Christian music and am so excited to be back on WGTS 91.9 in the afternoons!
Dr. Terry spoke with author, Nikki Baker to discuss her new book “A Promise Kept”.
Have you ever struggled to find joy in life? Do you sometimes feel like the joy that is promised by God seems to never come your way? Dr. Terry spoke with Tommy Newberry, author of “40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life”, and he says joy is closer than you may think. For more information on Tommy Newberry visit his website http://www.tommynewberry.com/ .
Stephanie Josiah joined Dr. Terry to share a powerful testimony of God’s faithfulness through an extremely high-risked pregnancy. Stephanie also shares this testimony in her new book, “The Pregimony of Stephanie Josiah. Check out her website http://alltheprettyinkbabies.
D.R.E.A.M. Life helps young, single mothers by pairing them up with another woman who can provide them with guidance and advice.
Dream Moms also learn from one another, building life-long relationships through support groups. They will be connected to resources for counseling, housing, education, employment, finances and childcare.
What Can You Do:
We are continuously recruiting mentors to pair with our Dream Moms to guide and assist them. To qualify to become a mentor, you must complete a written application, in-person interview, background investigation and two-hour training.
An ideal mentor is a woman over the age of 24 years old who has previous experience in mentoring or working with youth, compassionate, intelligent, strong-willed and reliable. Mentors must commit to one year of service to the organization.
Our Dream Teams offer opportunities to use your specific skills, talents and interest to help young, single mothers. Dream Teams include:
Jeff Frankenstein from the Newsboys took some time out from the very busy “God’s Not Dead” tour and joined Dr. Terry today. They talked about the latest news from the group, the inspiration behind “God’s Not Dead” and shared some encouraging words for anyone struggling to find their way.
Have you ever been through a situation in life that just did not make sense? Have different obstacles in your life ever made you feel confused and searching for answer? Well Leslie Haskin, author of “When Life Doesn’t Make Sense”, joined Dr. Terry to discuss how to overcome when life does not make sense.
Leslie Haskin, a 911 survivor, has penned other books and you can get more information at http://www.lesliehaskin.net/
You hear his music on the radio but today Dr. Terry gets to sit down and speak with Matthew West! For information on Matthew West check out his website http://www.matthewwest.com/ .
Michelle McKinney Hammond
Have you ever felt as if you were missing something in life? Perhaps there is a void you feel that pushes to want more out of life. 1 Timothy 6:6 says Godliness with contentment is great gain. Dr. Terry spoke with Michelle McKinney Hammond, author of “How To Be Happy Where You Are; Finding Fulfillment” to discuss how not being content with where God has us and what he’s given us can leave us frustrated, unhappy and on an unending pursuit of happiness that we will never find. For more information, check out Michelle’s website www.michellehammond.com
National Center for Children & Families
To create total, healthy living environments for vulnerable children, youth, and families, and the quality of life which empowers their ability to thrive and demonstrate responsibility.
We envision a society in which children, youth, and families live in sustained, supportive communities, which reinforce the integrity and unity of the family. The vision will be realized through:
- Connecting vulnerable children and families with communities that effectively promote the integration of physical, spiritual, economic, and emotional health.
- Empowering children and families to be self-sufficient, to give back, and to learn to help others in the process.
- Providing an array of services and supports, in collaboration with partners who share a similar vision and values, which engender personal growth for the individual, the family, and the community.
- Advocating for services which are proactive, community-based, preventive, quality, comprehensive, consistent, and address with respect for diversity, the current needs of the community, its children, youth, and families.
What Can You Do!
We Need School Supplies!
Last year, with your help, 17 youth in NCCF programs graduated from high school. Now they’re headed to colleges like Norfolk State, West Virginia University, UDC, Montgomery College, Prince George’s Community College, and Coppin State. Your support helped these youth beat the odds, and now we’re asking for your help again. NCCF needs 700 backpacks (grades K-12) filled with school supplies—everything from notebooks to graphing calculators. (Click here for the full list.) Please deliver your supplies to the John and Penny White Volunteer Training Center on our Bethesda campus before August 15. For more information, please contact Shanita Barnhill at 301-365-4480 ext. 304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Volunteer
To learn about the many ways you can volunteer at NCCF click here.
To make a financial donation click here.
Make an In-kind Donation
Click here to learn more about the NCCF In-Kind Donation policy.