Tuesday, June 24, 2008
7. Air Conditioning in the "Sweet Suite" (thanks to Tony!)
6. Comparing fauxhawks with Jason from Hawk Nelson
5. Listeners cheering for Smile FM between the Ayeshia Woods and Aaron Schust concerts (Either you really like us or you just wanted free t-shirts :o)
4. All of the little kids running around with free "I (heart) Jesus"skull caps on
3. George's Ziploc Omelets
2. Watching the bidding war over the tobymac guitar
1. Alisa Turner's coffee house performance
See you next year! Brian
2&1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. salt
1&1/4 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
2 & 1/2 t. baking powder
3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
1 & 1/4 c. packed brown sugar
3 T. Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
2 c. white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13-inch pan.
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract and liqueur until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the flour mixture. Mix in the white chocolate chips. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 30 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. When completely cooled, cut into squares. Makes 24 squares.
-- Teri Rasey-Bolf
Monday, June 23, 2008
Some say its a midlife crisis, some say its a new toy... but I say its a very stylish way to save 20 MPGs baby! Besides, now I don't have to stick my head out the car window to get a little wind whipping through my hair!
-1999 Honda Shadow Aero
-1100cc's of pure power
-Green with black paint
-Whitewall tires (retro)
-Sounds like a Harley, but without the vibrations and the oil leaks!
Monday, June 16, 2008
-Church attendance is the number 1 predictor of marital stability (Journal of Marriage and the Family, 40)
-Attending church is helpful in the prevention of cancer, heart disease, and mental illness (National Institute of Healthcare Research in America, June 2000)
-Teens who attend church are 4 times less likely to commit suicide (Journal of Chronic Disease, 25)
-Church attendees stay half as long during hospital stays (Duke University)
-There is an additional life expectancy of 7 years (Demography, May 1999)
-People attending church report a 50% higher weekly avg income (UCLA School of Medicine)
-Church goers have fewer heart attacks (National Institute of Mental Health)
-People attending church are physically healthier and less depressed (American Medical News, 03/96
Sunday, June 15, 2008
UPDATE - Gizmo has gone to a good home! Thanks to Smile FM listener Kris from Northern MI for adopting Gizmo :-) BTW - George still has kittens available.
Jenn & George are both downsizing their feline families. Anybody looking for a good cat or kitten?? Ok, Jenn's persian cat, Gizmo is looking for a home without twin toddlers and other pets. Gizmo is really a super sweet kitty, but the twins are stressin her out. George has some kittens that are ready to go. E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Twice an hour you hear his familar voice telling you what to expect outside. Whenever severe weather hits, he's the first on the job to warn you and your family how to stay safe. Kids love to sing Rob's weather jingle..."Smile FM weather...la la la!"
We're thrilled to congratulate Rob Dale and his new bride Julia on their recent wedding. Have a wonderful honeymoon trip and we look forward to having you back on the air soon! We're glad the wedding wasn't a total wash out! (Photos from Dan Johnson Photography)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Saturday, June 07, 2008
-I give up
-it's never been tried before
-it's too hard
-i'm not good enough
Cancer is so limited...
It cannot cripple Love
It cannot shatter Hope
It cannot corrode Faith
It cannot destroy Peace
It cannot kill Friendship
It cannot suppress Memories
It cannot silence Courage
It cannot invade the Soul
It cannot steal Eternal Life
It cannot conquer the Spirit
I have have 2 teenage daughters, so I get it. I feel guilty as I am typing this out, because I have spoken some of these things to my kids.
From Mike Deboer (Middle School Counselor)
Top 10 phrases that kids hate to hear
Will you ever learn?
You are lazy
You are so immature
You’ll never amount to anything
I’ve had it with you
Don’t you ever listen
what is wrong with you?
who do you think you are?
All you ever do is cause trouble
Can you do anything right?
Friday, June 06, 2008
priced by the gallon. Here are some national averages for approximate
per-gallon prices as of June 2008:
· Regular gas varies from $3.70+
· America’s Choice Vitamin D milk $3.89
· Home heating oil $4.36
· Diesel fuel $4.46
· Poland Spring bottled water $4.59
· Laundry detergent $ 5.99
· Breyer’s Ice Cream $ 8.99
· Wesson Cooking Oil $11.99
Smile on :) Rob Dempsey (midday Smile FM)
Thursday, June 05, 2008
These are 22 questions the members of John Wesley's Holy Club asked themselves every day in their private devotions over 200 years ago.
Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I relly am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?
Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate?
Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence?
Can I be trusted?
Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits?
Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying?
Did the Bible live in me today?
Do I give it time to speak to me everyday?
Am I enjoying prayer?
When did I last speak to someone else about my faith?
Do I pray about the money I spend?
Do I get to bed on time and get up on time?
Do I disobey God in anything?
Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy?
Am I defeated in any part of my life?
Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy, or distrustful?
How do I spend my spare time?
Am I proud?
Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican?
Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it?
Do I grumble or complain constantly?
Is Christ real to me?