Friday, March 16, 2018

INFO: Chris Tomlin - Worship Night in America

Awakening Foundation presents Chris Tomlin-Worship Night in America at DTE Energy Music Theatre.  Special guests include Kim Walker-Smith of Jesus Culture, Matt Mahar, Christine D'Clario, Tauren Wells and Pat Barrett.  It's a night to gather together as a church to focus on JESUS.

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AS HEARD: Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt

Special Needs Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza!
Saturday March 17th from 10am to Noon
Rockpointe Community Church
38100 Utica Road
Sterling Heights MI 48312
Contact Sondra at 248-506-3115 or Jessica at 586-292-9166 for information.
Indoors - Rain or Shine
Register online at

Smile FM Moment - March 16th 2018

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

See WILD FAITH in Lansing and Grand Rapids!

Looking for details on where and when to see the movie WILD FAITH that you've been hearing about on Smile FM?

A limited engagement begins on Friday March 16th in Lansing and Grand Rapids at Celebration! Cinema.

Friday show times are 4:30, 7 and 7:45pm.  Every other day, through March 22nd, there are two shows, 4:30 and 7pm.

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Smile FM Moment - March 15th 2018

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

ICYMI Secret Keeper Girl Ultimate Party Pass Winner!

Congratulations to our Secret Keeper Girl Ultimate Party Pass Grand Prize winner: Denel Tuszysnki of Shelby Twp. As announced on Monday, we also hooked a bunch of other people up with tickets!

Congratulations to Heather Molina of Parma, Ryan Lloyd of Ortonville, Hillary Carrel of Grandville, Charis Brand of Charlotte, Jennifer McClue of Milford and April Leibold of Monroe!

All winners will be (or already have been) contacted!

Smile FM Moment - March 14th 2018

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Smile FM Moment - March 12th 2018

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Michigan-Made Movie "Wild Faith" Nominated for 4 ICFF Awards Including "Best Picture"

As mentioned previously, "Wild Faith," a Michigan-made movie featuring Michigan actors, actresses and crew, will be featured in a special limited engagement at Lansing and Grand Rapids theaters beginning March 16th.  There will be two shows each day through the 22nd at Celebration! Cinema in Lansing and at Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids.

HUGE NEWS!  On Friday, nominations for the International Christian Film Festival were announced, and "Wild Faith" received four nods, for "Best Lead Actress," "Best Lead Actor," "Best Director" and, the coveted, "Best Picture."

Now, you have even more reason to see this incredible movie!

"Wild Faith" follows a Civil War veteran in 1800s Michigan, starring Shane Hagedorn and Lauren Lastrada.  I will be talking to Shane, "Wild Faith" Director Jesse Low and Producer DJ Perry on the show later this week!  Listen!

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Friday, March 09, 2018

MUST-SEE: "WILD FAITH" New Michigan-Made Movie Special Lansing, Grand Rapids Engagements

I got a sneak peek of this Michigan-made movie called "Wild Faith."

The film portrays life in 1800's Michigan, focusing on a Civil War vet trying to make peace with his losses and start a new life despite the world resisting change around him.

I'm a fan of history.  I'm a fan of the "wild west."  I'm a fan of trains.  So, yes, one might say I had a predisposed affinity for this movie.  But, all that brutal honesty out of the way... I was incredibly moved.  It's truly top-notch and I want you to see it!  And you have a chance to check it out during a special engagement coming up in Lansing and Grand Rapids.

Celebration! Cinema will show the movie twice a day beginning March 16th.  The run ends March 22nd.

Don't miss this awesome opportunity to support this Michigan project, local actors, actresses and crew, and be moved by a man and woman's faith that can best be described as "Wild!"

This is the Bible verse featured at the end of the movie, and our Friday Moment:  Psalm 82:3-4

3 Defend the weak and fatherless; bring justice to the poor and oppressed.  4 Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

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Smile FM Moment - March 9th 2018

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Monday, March 05, 2018

Smile FM Moment - March 5th 2018

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It's Official! Third Day Is Disbanding!

Mac Powell says the band has been talking about it for a while.  Now, he says, it's time.  After a farewell tour that includes a stop in Grand Rapids, Third Day will disband.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

MUST-READ: Father of Toledo Teen That Made Threat Against Her School Expresses Sorrow, Promises To Get Her Help

The father of a Toledo teen who made a threat against her school recently posted this sorrowful note to Facebook late Tuesday night, February 27th.  His daughter, who is 16, "made a horrible stupid mistake that she will pay for the rest of her life," he wrote, before saying "I will get her all the help she needs [and] I will continue to pray for her [and] I have no doubt she will one day do great things."

From the Tenth Avenue North song "You Are More," the lyrics: "You are more than the choices that you've made, You are more than the sum of your past mistakes, You are more than the problems you create..."
Read Quenton C.'s full note here:

I was advised to say nothing, post nothing!! I can't do it! I as a father, I can't hold back anymore. First i need to say I am SO SO sorry for the horrible thing MY daughter did. The complete chaos n the scare she caused. I was 1 of the parents that was worried n feared to send my kids to school Friday. I was scared pissed n upset just as every parent in WLSD was. When I learned that it was MY daughter (N trust me when i say this was the SCARIEST learning experience OF MY LIFE) I was in complete shock n disbelief, I also was angry n my heart was hurt, still is. Not just for my daughter but for every parent n teenager n child that she affected. I feel horrible n so does she. I can not express in words how sorry I am. I as her dad am just as responsible as she is. To those who truly know me understand that I am not the kinda parent that doesn't give a shit! I actually posted on FB "to the parent of the kid who did this pay attention to ur child.....
............... well u can imagine how i felt at 2:30 when the FBI TPD n SWAT kicked my door in n threw my kids, my mother n myself to the ground with machine guns. Which is EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO DO. To the WLSD the TPD the FBI well done, I feel alot safer knowing how quickly n well the job was done. Again my heart goes out to every one affected by this, and I am very truly SORRY. WITH that said .... my KILEY... She is an amazing beautiful young lady who made A HORRIBLE STUPID MISTAKE that she will pay for the REST of her life. She also is very sorry n she understands what she did n the panic chaos n fear she caused. She is very hurt n also concerned about every one she affected. She had no ideal that the stupid social media post she made would cause all this. And words also cannot express how SORRY she is. IN NO WAY AM I DEFENDING HER NO TRYING TO JUSTIFY WHAT SHE DID. I FEEL SHE SHOULD BE PUNISHED N SHE WILL BE. I am just speaking as a dad. She is my little girl n I will ALWAYS STAND BYE HER SIDE. I will get her all the help she needs n I will continue to pray for her n I have NO doubt she will one day do great things. It is very hard to stay quiet while people bash my kid n myself , although I don't blame you. I understand exactly why every one is upset. I just ask that you please try to understand were I am coming from also that i have younger kids who also attend schools in WLSD who were affected as well as my family. Understand that everyone makes mistakes n Kiley made a HUGE one.
God Bless

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Smile FM Moment - February 27th 2018

Trombones in the BIBLE?!

[h/t Debbie Hayes] The modern sackbut (predecessor to the trombone) is NOT the same sackbut that is referenced in Daniel 3:7. Check out
But wait, there's more!
Read today's MOMENT: Daniel 3:17:! Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego said: "If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty's hand."
And how did that go?
Daniel 3:28 "Then Nebuchadnezzar said, "Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king's command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God."

Smile FM Dad Joke - February 27th 2018

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Encouragement for TODAY!

Smile FM Moment - February 23rd 2018

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