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!
Spotlight on Colton Dixon
Just two years ago, Colton Dixon couldn’t have imagined where God would lead him. After following his sister, Schyler, to an audition of American Idol® on the show’s eleventh season, the judge’s implored him to audition as well. Both he and his sister received the golden tickets to the next round. Schyler’s run would end there as Colton moved on to the live performances, which broke his heart. But he would dedicate his performances to his sister, and wound up being the top male vote-getter, managing to make it into the top 10 and a favorite to win. He was often very outspoken about his faith on the show, and on his Twitter feeds during the show, although it made some of the producers of the show uncomfortable. His run would end abruptly in an elimination that shocked the judges.
But his exposure on the show granted him the opportunity to continue his dream, and was soon picked up to record an album, and tour with Third Day, tobyMac, and others across the country. His first album “The Messenger” was released shortly after in January of 2013, and his brand new album “Anchors” comes out August 19th featuring his latest hit “More Of You.” He says the song is about “God’s desire to fill us up with the full potential of His love and power, but we have to make room for Him. We have to empty our cup daily.”
Colton Dixon will be at DC Fest August 16th at the Patriot Center. Learn about the concert here.
Switchfoot on Morning Show
Surfing, protests, and a good cause–a few of the topics Jerry discusses with Tim Foreman.
Make a Drive-Thru Difference
You can help spread a little love around the DC area with a simple act of kindness. Learn how!
Tenth Avenue North on Morning Show
Jerry and Blanca hang out with DC native Mike Donehey. Listen here!
There are times when you know God is doing something amazing…