Mark Hall of Casting Crowns
Jerry & Blanca sit down with “Merk” to talk about life and their upcoming tour!
A Shoebox Surprise
Jerry talked with Irina Creek who found hope in a shoebox one Christmas.
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.
Aaron Shust with Jerry & Blanca
It’s not about big crowds. Listen to find out what pleases him most.
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]
Tell Your Story to Matthew West
The story of how God made a difference in your life just might inspire Matthew West’s next big hit. In fact, most of the songs he writes are inspired by true stories people have shared with him. The song “Hello, My Name Is” was written because a young man named Jordan who shared his story with Matthew about overcoming drug addiction. And that was how he always introduced himself…”Hello, my name is Jordan, and I’m a drug addict.” He says he forgot who he was until he went to church one day and was reminded that he was a child of the One true King. So now he always introduces himself that way…”Hello, my name is Jordan, a child of the One true King.”
And for a short time, Matthew West is hanging out in a cabin the woods, reading over more stories that may inspire a song like that. He joined Jerry & Blanca to talk about this new project.
Hope In Front of Me
Danny Gokey knows a thing or two about needing hope. Just four weeks before he auditioned for American Idol in 2008, his high school sweetheart and wife of 4 years, Sophia, died of complications from what was supposed to be a routine surgery for congenital heart disease. Sophia had encouraged Danny to audition, but following her death, he almost couldn’t bring himself to doing it. But with the encouragement of his pastor, he went forward. The rest is history–he came in third place that season, and signed a record deal with 19 Entertainment following the show. With his new platform, he created Sophia’s Heart Foundation in his late wife’s honor.
Hope has played a huge role in Danny’s life, and it’s what has helped him move forward. He is now remarried and has a child, and one almost here! And maybe you’ve heard his latest hit “Hope In Front of Me.” This video was put together from people who have struggled with their own feelings of doubt, and how God gives them hope to overcome. We hope you enjoy it!
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!
Choose the songs that matter the most to you!