Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Pictures From Big Ticket Festival 2008

Tobymac autographs a Gibson guitar to be auctioned for the About Face Youth Center in Holt. The guitar sold for $575.
Dennis and Brian throw freebies at the rock stage

Mark Harris gives thumbs up to the Smile FM "Sweet Suite"
Will the real George Hunger please stand up
On the air with Jenn and Jeremy Horn
Amanda, Jason from Hawk Nelson and Brian Dumont

Brian Dumont's Big Ticket Festival Favorites

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

Michigan's Best Brownies

Congrats to Teri on winning with this recipe at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

Godiva Brownies

2&1/4 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 t. salt

1&1/4 c. sugar

1 t. vanilla extract

3 eggs

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

George's Midlife Crisis

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!

The details:
-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

Faron's Benefits of Going to Church

Faron found these studies that are amazing benefits to attending church:

-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

Looking for a few good homes - the Morning Espresso

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: jennc@smile.fm or george@smile.fm for more info.

Money Saver Ideas for Families - from the Morning Espresso

Sometimes we go to great lengths to save money for our family, but often overlook some big savings and common money wasters. See our list for the top ideas.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Congrats to Rob Dale and his New Bride

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

12 New 'Necessities' That Drain Your Cash

On the Morning Espesso, we were talking about these 12 "must have" budget busters. So which ones are messing up your budget??? Jenn's budget busters include McDonald's Sweet Tea, matching outfits for the girls and craft supplies.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Smile FM banned words and phrases

The Diceman is demanding that we create a list of banned words and phrases for Smile FM. (Years ago there was a list of the 7 dirty words that were not allowed on broadcast radio and TV...that doesn't seem to be the rule anymore) Anyway, the Diceman has his own ideas about the Smile FM list of banned words. Since we are the positive hits station, he wants these words and phrases banned: (Let him know if you have anything to add to the list) diceman@smile.fm

-I can't
-I give up
-it's never been tried before
-it's too hard
-i'm not good enough

Cancer is so limited

Here is something the Diceman read on the air.

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

Top 10 phrases kids hate to hear

Several people have me (Diceman)for a copy of this.
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

Everything costs PER GALLON

Thanks to our ever-rising gas prices, we recognize more items
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

22 Questions from the Diceman

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?

Pilsbury Dough Girls from Jenn

Yes, Hosanna and Hallelujah decided to try their hands at baking or patty caking or something like that.

Hosanna and Halle are Jenn's girls (Morning Espresso) they are now 19 months old and into EVERYTHING!