Friday, February 26, 2010

WinterJam volunteers needed

Matthew 20:28 says, "Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as ransom for many"
Servant hearts are needed to help make WinterJam happen. Thousands of lives and hearts are won for Jesus each year at these events.
If you would like to be a part of making this happen by spending time ushering or selling artist merchandise please use the link "Fill out my form" to sign up to volunteer.
Volunteers need to be 17 & up, and you will need to be at the venue by 4 PM. More details available at the link.
March 25th at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids
March 26th at EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti
Fill out my form!

Benefit Concert at Monroe Missionary Baptist Church on March 7th

Monroe Missionary Baptist Church invites you to a benefit concert
in honor of Mikal Featchurs who is battling pancreatic cancer.
March 7th, 6:30 PM
The Musical Guests include Recording Artists......
Stephanie Alison McCormick
(Gospel Saxaphonists) Jesse Lee Coleman
The Differance
Jon Vass & The Vass Majority
One Voice
Bishop Rick Satterfield & The Spirit of Truth
MMBC Worship Team ......and more....
Admission is free. An offering will be taken.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Experience a life without LIMITS with Nick Vujicic on March 4th in Monroe

Do you have a hard time trusting God when life is too overwhelming or doesn’t make any sense? We live in a busy world today where many are struggling to find purpose in life. We are robbed of joy when we get lost in present struggles instead of seeing the incredible plan God has intended for us. Born without arms or legs Nick's birth appeared to all as a very tragic event. At a young age he thought his life had no purpose and couldn’t see a future worth living for. He shares how his life changed when he understood that God did not seek out his physical abilities but instead his availability. Nick now lives life full of joy with purpose that inspires us all to look beyond our present trials & seek out the bigger picture the Lord has for us. Nick will capture your heart with his humor, charm, the Aussie accent and most importantly his powerful message that will leave you impacted for a lifetime. You will be moved to see how his so-called birth defect was not a tragedy but an instrument to reveal the glory of God. (John 9:3)

Experience how Nick’s life went from a life without limbs to a life without LIMITS!
On Thursday, March 4th, 7PM at the MBT Expo Center Monroe County Fairgrounds Monroe, MI 48161 $10.00 – General Admission Limited Seats! Tickets Available by calling: (734) 243-6200 Buy online at All Proceeds go to benefit Heartbeat of Monroe, A pro-life organization.

The Awake Tour comes to Toledo March 21st

This Spring the TobyMac & Skillet pairing has created the ultimate concert EXPERIENCE. Sure to be an evening of pure adrenaline and energy, the tour will hit over 20 cities throughout March and April, The Awake Tonight Tour hits Lucas County Arena in Toledo on Sunday, March 21st at 7 PM. Tickets are $35, $25 & $18, available at or by phone 866-448-7849 or at the Lucas County Arena Box Office located at 500 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo OH.

Ultimate Date Night with Jay & Laura in Grand Blanc

The Ultimate Date Night is a 90 minute evening of non-stop music, comedy, and laughter! Nuggets of
marriage wisdom are sprinkled throughout the program. The unique Celebrate! style of Jay and Laura
allow everyone to learn valuable marriage tools while having fun!

Coming on March 13th, 7 PM to Faith Lutheran Church 12534 Holly Rd Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Tickets are $10 per person in advance. 4 Packs are $32 in advance. Tickets are $12 at the door. Register using this link: For more information call 989-466-5574 or email

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

5 Keys to Happiness

Jenn & Brian talked about these five things that research has shown can improve happiness:

1. Be grateful - Some study participants were asked to write letters of gratitude to people who had helped them in some way. The study found that these people reported a lasting increase in happiness - over weeks and even months - after implementing the habit. What's even more surprising: Sending the letter is not necessary. Even when people wrote letters but never delivered them to the addressee, they still reported feeling better afterwards.

2. Be optimistic - Another practice that seems to help is optimistic thinking. Study participants were asked to visualize an ideal future - for example, living with a loving and supportive partner, or finding a job that was fulfilling - and describe the image in a journal entry. After doing this for a few weeks, these people too reported increased feelings of well-being.

3. Count your blessings - People who practice writing down three good things that have happened to them every week show significant boosts in happiness, studies have found. It seems the act of focusing on the positive helps people remember reasons to be glad.

4. Use your strengths - Another study asked people to identify their greatest strengths, and then to try to use these strengths in new ways. For example, someone who says they have a good sense of humor could try telling jokes to lighten up business meetings or cheer up sad friends. This habit, too, seems to heighten happiness.

5. Commit acts of kindness - It turns out helping others also helps ourselves. People who donate time or money to charity, or who altruistically assist people in need, report improvements in their own happiness.

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Casting Crowns Ticket Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the "Until The Whole World Hears" Tour featuring Casting Crowns and special guests Kutless tickets. Winners have been sent an email notifying them how to get their tickets.
Pam of Clarklake
Jeff of Holly
Heather of Howell
Josh of Highland
Tony of Fenton
John of Flint
Brittney of Rochester

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Now that's cutting a budget!

Okemos businessman, Randy Kelly believes part of being a Christian is giving back to the community and that's just what he intends to do with the opening of HIS Barbershop.
February 22nd - 27th, HIS Barbershop, that's the name, will be giving away FREE haircuts to all it's patrons.
Located at 3490 S. Okemos Rd. Suite D on the corner of Jolly & Okemos roads in Okemos patrons can get spiffed up for no charge from 8AM-6 PM Monday through Friday and 7AM-2 PM on Saturday.
Any donations received during those dates will go to send kids to the Acquire the Fire Conference.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Free Bible for Busy Moms

Sign up to win a FREE Bible from Smile FM and Zondervan.  The NIV Thinline Bible, Busy Mom's Edition is a trim, go-anywhere pocket Bible that gives you inspirational content quickly during the course of your day. Packed with one-minute thought starters and featuring the entire Old and New Testaments of the most-read, most-trusted NIV Bible, plus relevant and encouraging thoughts for the day … this is spiritual fuel for your busy mom-on-the-go lifestyle.  The first 5,000 eligible entries will receive the Busy Mom's Bible.  See website for contest details and rules.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Daily Prayer of Mother Teresa

Dear Jesus, help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my
soul with Thy spirit and love. Penetrate and possess my whole beng so
utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Thine. Shine
through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may
feel Thy presence in my soul. Let them look up and see no longer me
but only Jesus. Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as you
shine, so to shine as to be a light to others.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ultimate Date Night with Jay & Laura in Caledonia

The Ultimate Date Night is a 90 minute evening of non-stop music, comedy, and laughter! Nuggets of
marriage wisdom are sprinkled throughout the program. The unique Celebrate! style of Jay and Laura
allow everyone to learn valuable marriage tools while having fun!Coming this February 20th, 7:30 PM at Cornerstone Church located at 1675 84th street SE, Caledonia, MI 49316 Tickets are $10 per person in advance. 4 Packs are $32 in advance. Tickets are $12 at the door. Register using this link: For more information call 989-466-5574 or email

share the love valentine's contest

share the love contest
Tell us why the love of your life, IS the love of your life!
February 8th - 11th

Winners will win a pair of tickets to the Ultimate Date Night of their choice (either Caledonia on 2/20 or Grand Blanc on 3/13), a Fireproof your marriage couple's kit
AND the same to SHARE with another couple.
Yes, that's 2 pairs of tickets and 2 Fireproof kits so you can share the love!

Submit your entry on the Smile FM Win Stuff page.
Winners will be notified by mail
If you would just like to win the couple's kit and forego the Ultimate Date Night please indicate in the box provided on the entry form.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

See the best Dip for your Dip Recipies

Check out the recipies! We appreciate all the great Super Bowl dip suggestions! Each Smile FM Dj is selecting their favorites and the winners will receive a cool prize pack from us.

Monday, February 01, 2010

A Dip for a Dip Contest

Superbowl is right around the corner and we need your help to find the best dips out there.

Submit your favorite dip recipe and we'll try it out in our Smile FM test kitchen :-)

Each of our favorite dips, Jenn, Brian, Faron, Elly and Rob will pick their favorite and the winning dips and we'll announce the winners on Friday. Each winner will get a Smile FM CD prize pack! We'll post all the delicious recipes just in time for the weekend!