Friday, August 31, 2012

What does it really mean to put God first?

In the day we live in, there are lots of things pulling for our attention.  God wants our attention, too.  This article made an impact on me today.


Posted by the Diceman



Catch up with the Smile Team this Labor Day Weekend

Looking to catch that last taste of summer?  Then spend the weekend, along with the Smile team at the Great Lakes State Fair Friday-Monday at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan.  After a three-year hiatus, the State Fair is returning to Michigan as the Great Lakes State Fair. Michigan’s first State Fair was held in 1849, making it one of the oldest state fairs in the country. The tradition now continues with a tremendous amount of support and outreach from the agriculture and business communities, as well as people from all across Michigan.

The family-focused event will be jam-packed with all the typical excitement of previous State Fairs, including animals, agriculture, Michigan-made products, food and beverages, entertainment, a midway and carnival rides. The Great Lakes State Fair has also partnered with the Shriners to hold The Detroit Shrine Circus under The Big Top during the fair, with tickets included in the all-inclusive admission price. For more information go to

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Francesca - 100 More Years Tour

Join Smile FM for an amazing night with Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets and others for the 100 More Years Tour.

Thursday Night - October 18th
Great Lakes Christian College - Doty Center
Lansing, MI

Tickets on sale soon at

Thursday, August 23, 2012

On the Road this weekend

The Making a Difference Tour is in full swing so you have LOTS of events you can catch up with the Smile Crew this weekend.

Making a Difference Tour w/Rush of Fools TONIGHT 7 pm @ Bullock Creek High School
Join Jenn & Brian from the Smile FM Morning Espresso for a benefit concert featuring national recording artist, Rush of Fools. No tickets required but donations for the Humane Society of Midland County will be accepted. VIP tickets which include early entry to the show, a special meet n’ greet with Rush of Fools and Jenn & Brian, are available for an additional donation at This event is sponsored by Great Lakes Christian College.

Making a Difference Tour w/Rush of Fools Friday 7 pm @ Metro South Church 
Friday night's benefit will feature Little Dresses for Africa.

CRIM Festival of Races Saturday 7-10 am @ Downtown Flint
Catch the Smile team in front of the First Presbeyterian Church in Flint.  Jen & Brian will be broadcasting LIVE and cheering on all the runners.  We'll be giving away some cool Smile Swag with the prize wheel up and running.  Also be sure to catch the Smile mobiles as they assist the CRIM Crew out on the race course too!

Making a Difference Tour w/Rush of Fools Saturday 7 pm @ Lapeer East High School
Saturday night's benefit will feature Inspiring Hearts for Autisum

Lansing Bless Fest - Adado Riverfront Park Lansing Saturday Noon- 9 pm
The Smile Team will be there from 5-8:30 pm but the event is all day long.  The Lansing Bless Fest is a variety of Christian music festival that offers something for everyone.  With two stages of live performances, virtually all music styles represented, huge kids play area with games, entertainment, free food and drinks for all, free giveaways and free raffles.  This family festival is the perfect way to end the summer!

Pre-Game Show LIVE from  Dream Cones Ice Cream Shop in Lansing, MI (12-1pm)
Catch up with the Morning Espresso Team LIVE in Lansing.  Stop by for a cone and a chance to catch up with Jenn & Brian as they broadcast LIVE before the Lugnuts game.  Take a spin on the Prize Wheel for your chance at some FREE Smile Swag.

Making A Difference Tour w/Rush of Fools Sunday following the Lugnuts Game @ Cooley Law School Stadium
Sunday's benefit will feature Eagle Vision Ministries.  We estimate the concert to begin about 5 pm.  Concert goers will be allowed in the gates following the baseball game.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Smile FM Street Stops - 8/18

Hope for Western Wayne County at Harvest Bible Church
6240 N. Newburgh Rd. Westland, Mi 48185
Catch the Smile Team from 10 am - 3 pm along with 600 volunteers from Western Wayne County Michigan businesses,  churches and service organizations will: 
  • Serve an estimated 4,000 guests FREE FOOD
  •  Provide a FREE meal to all who enter
  •  Distribute an estimated 30,000lbs of FREE  groceries
  •  Provide FREE Health screenings, haircuts,  family photos, kid’s activities, back to  school supplies and much more
  •  Provide FREE positive, family entertainment
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Rock for CHUM at The ROC 1706 W. Dansville Rd., Mason, MI 48854
Saturday August 18 from Noon - 4 pm
Christian Rock Concert and Family Fun Day A Celebration of Gods Blessings!  BANDS: Faith4, The Michael Maher Band, and White Stone Identity take the stage at 2:00 pm! Donations to benefit CHUM Therapeutic Riding
Block Party at Silver Creek Church
Marquette Noon - 3 pm
Join us for a family fun packed day at our annual block party! Get to know Silver Creek Church and enjoy fellowship, games, bounce houses, food, and puppet shows. Back-to-school book bags with supplies and a youth clothing give-away provided this year.

Next weekend - 8/25 - Looking forward to BlessFest!


Monday, August 13, 2012

See what the Diceman's son would not throw away!

The Diceman and his family moved across town this week to a new house, and they threw a lot of things away, but his son, Chase (who is almost 15 years old) would not agree to throw away this old stuff animal, ugly gorilla.  Evidently, he had a deep personal attachment to this!  

Friday, August 10, 2012

Catch the Smile Team

If you are at the Eastern Michigan State Fair in Imlay City on Friday night, check out the Smile FM bump n run car, along with driver, Mike McKee in the Autocross Bump n Run race.  Race begins at 7 pm in the main grandstand.  Come early and check out everything the fair has to offer the entire family.  For more details go to

Saturday, pack your hammer and join the Street Team as they visit Meridian Christian Church's "Help Build Hope" from 10 am - noon in the church parking lot. In partnership with CrossRoads Missions, Meridian Christian Church will construct and assemble the walls of an entire house, then on Sunday morning, after a dedication service, it will be disassembled and transported to a Habitat for Humanity site in the Okemos area, where construction will be completed.  Volunteers are still needed for this event too!  Go to for further details.

Both Friday & Saturday, you can also catch the Smile Crew at the Unity Music Festival in Muskegun from 4 - 9 pm.  Take a spin at the Prize Wheel, charge up your mobile device for FREE with our Charging Station or just pick up some Smile Swag (with all proceeds going to Smile FM).  The Smile tent is located just off the main entry gate.  For more details go to

Friday, August 03, 2012

Smile FM Fireworks Festival Soundtrack

Smile FM had the opporunity to provide music for the Imlay City Fireworks Festival Fireworks.

Here's a list of the songs used:

  • MercyMe:  I Can Only Imagine (wsg London Symphony Orchestra)
  • Aaron Shust:  We Are Free
  • Mark Shultz:  Coming Home (instrumental)
  • Matt Maher:  Woke Up in  America
  • Chris Tomlin:  Amazing Grace (my chains are gone)
  • Casting Crowns:  Courageous
  • The Afters:  Light Up the Sky
  • Natalie Grant:  Star Spangled Banner - Finale
  • MercyMe:  Bring the Rain (instrumental)

We hope you enjoyed the fireworks and soundtrack!

Best bulletin insert ever!

Do you agree that this is the best church bulletin insert ever?

The was published by Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Community! (In Florida)
Feel free to print out!

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced,
filthy rich, dirt poor. We extend a special welcome to those who are
crying new-borns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds.

We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or like our pastor
who can't carry a note in a bucket. You're welcome here if you're "just
browsing," just woke up or just got out of jail.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up
yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer
moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers,
vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or
still addicted. We welcome you if you're having problems or you're down
in the dumps or if you don't like "organized religion," we've been
there too.

If you blew all your offering money at the dog track, you're welcome
here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat,
work too hard, don't work, can't spell, or because grandma is in town
and wanted to go to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both.
We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now,
had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic
and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and
doubters, bleeding hearts ... and you!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Best Christian bumper sticker ever!

The Diceman saw this, and thinks it's the best Christian bumper sticker ever! What do you think?

Street Stops Weekend of 8/3

The Smile Crew will be out and about this weekend!

8/3 - Friday night if you're coming to the Imlay City Blueberry Festival Fireworks, tune into Smile FM 89.1 FM frequency to enjoy a special fireworks soundtrack with amazing patriotic and inspirational music.  It's only on our 89.1 FM frequency in Imlay City/Lapeer area.

           8/4 - Sat - Sault & Sailabration Sault Ste Marie Downtown Soo (the Street Team will be on hand from 10 am - 2 pm)
Tall ship sailing excursions and a host of maritime related activites throughout the Soo.

           8/4 - Sat - Deford Christian Music Fest
(Thumb area)  10:30:00 AM -9:30 pm (the Street Team will be on hand from 7-9:30 pm)

The FREE, ANNUAL, Family-Friendly, Outdoor music festival. Inflatables & Face painting for the Kiddo's. Food Concessions & Vendors. 7+ bands of Rockin, Uplifting Music. 
8/4 - Sat- Imlay City Blueberry Festival Parade - Catch the Smile Crew in the Blueberry Festival parade making its way downtown starting at 6 PM. 


8/4 - Sat - Croswell County Fair - 7 PM - (Thumb area) - Catch the Smile FM Bump N Run car tear up the competition in the Off Road Derby in a thrilling race with driver Mike McKee.

8/5 - Sun -  7:30 PM - Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival/Worship on the Waterfront - Bebo Norman Concert

W.O.W. 2012 welcomes Bebo Norman to the Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium from 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. Bebo is a favorite on contemporary Christian radio and his music appeals to worshippers of all ages. Worship with Bebo is powerful, authentic, and engaging. W.O.W. will be held at the stadium, rain or shine. It's a free event, no tickets needed.