Sunday, April 29, 2012

Bowl-a-thon to raise money for abortion?

WOW! I realize this stuff happens, but it
disturbs me when I actually see an ad like this!

>'Bowling for abortion' raises $400,000
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>People seldom associate the bowling alley with
>the abortion alley, but an annual "bowling for
>abortion" event has raised more than $400,000 to
>fund abortions across the country.
>The National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon
>itself as "a nationwide series of local events
>that allow community members (you!) to captain
>your own bowling team, participate in a kickass
>national event– and raise money to help women
>and girls pay for abortions they couldn't
>otherwise afford." In addition offering partial
>funding for abortions, the proceeds "buy bus or
>plane tickets, and even offer a place to stay
>for those who have to travel for an abortion."
>As of this writing, the group has raised more than $401,000.
>A total of
>bowl-a-thons, from Rhode Island to California,
>are scheduled in the last two weeks of April.
>Those in other locations can take part in a
>bowl-a-thon on April 30.
>On Sunday, there will also be one
>golf-a-thon. Last year, the D.C. HOLE-a-thon
>raised $28,000 for abortions in the nation's
>capital. This year, its goal is $40,000.
>Some engage in
>priests and nuns with their costumes.
>Some participants
>along. Others
>"abortion stops a beating heart."
>According to its
>kit the bowl-a-thons' beneficiary, the National
>Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF), is "an
>affiliation of more than 100 grassroots abortion
>Funds in 40 states in the United States, as well
>as Funds in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and online."
>Last year, NNAF distributed more than $2.9
>million last year to pay for 21,000 women to
>have abortions. Its
>Tiller Memorial Abortion Fund "provides funding
>to women seeking later abortion care."
>"Over the past two months, more than 75% of the
>calls we received were from women who were 16
>weeks or further into their pregnancy," the foundation states.
>The fund concentrates its work on "women living
>in the South," as well as "women in prison,
>immigrant women, very young women and girls, and
>women for whom English is a second language."

Oprah goes to church? See the photo

Oprah and Tyler Perry recently attended Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church
in Houston, TX

Things every mom should say to her son

>18 Things a Mother Should Tell Her Son
>1. Play a sport. It will teach you how to win honorably, lose
>gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time
>and stay out of trouble. And maybe even throw or catch.
>2. Use careful aim when going potty. Somebody's got to clean that
>up, you know.
>3. Save money when you're young because you're going to need it some day.
>4. Allow me to introduce you to the dishwasher, oven, washing
>machine, iron, vacuum, mop and broom. Now please go use them.
>5. Pray and be a spiritual leader.
>6. Don't ever be a bully and don't ever start a fight, but please
>defend yourself.
>7. Your knowledge and education is something that nobody can take
>away from you.
>8. Treat women kindly. Forever is a long time to live alone.
>9. Take pride in your appearance.
>10. Be strong and tender at the same time.
>11. A woman can do everything that you can do. This includes her
>having a successful career and you changing diapers at 3am. Mutual
>respect is the key to a good relationship.
>12. "Yes, ma'am" and "Yes, sir" still go a long way.
>13. Peer pressure is a scary thing. Be a good leader and others will follow.
>14. Bringing her flowers for no reason is always a good idea.
>15. Be patriotic.
>16. Potty humor isn't the only thing that's humorous.
>17. Please choose your spouse wisely. My daughter-in-law will be the
>gatekeeper for me spending time with you and my grandchildren.
>18. Remember to call your mother because I might be missing you.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Are you a high maintenence wife?

Lori Phillips
BellaOnline's Marriage Editor


Are You a High Maintenance Wife?


A high-maintenance wife can take a toll on a marriage. Are you helping or hurting with your demands?

1. Your anniversary is coming up. You…

a. know he’ll forget so you buy yourself a nice gift from him.
b. expect him to disappoint you with cliché gifts like roses or candy. *sigh*
c. don’t get too worked up about gifts. After all, you need to watch your budget.
d. plan on throwing a fit if he gives you anything less than pricey jewelry.

2. You’ve both had a bad day, so you…
a. pick up some take-out and veg in front of an episode of House together.
b. vent your frustrations on him, telling him the details of your day. That’s what a spouse is for!
c. suggest a soak in the hot tub and give each other neck rubs.
d. demand that he take you out to dinner. Or else he can cook today.

3. Your car broke down—again—and turns out it just needs gas. You…
a. call him to let him know what happened. He volunteers to pick you up and you say thanks darling!
b. call him for help. What are you supposed to do now? You’re late for work!
c. hope he won’t find out that you forgot to watch the gas gauge again!
d. call him immediately to snipe. He’s supposed to keep your tank full and he’d better get over here quick with a can of gas!

4. He planned on going fishing early with the guys next Saturday but you’re having some gal pals over and need his help getting the place ready. You…
a. ask him to help you the night before. He can clean his own mess at least.
b. beg him to reschedule or skip the trip. You can’t throw this party by yourself!
c. wish him well. After all, this is your shindig, not his.
d. insist that he delay his departure until the house is cleaned and ready to go.

5. On an average day, you phone him…
a. once to let him know when you’re on your way home.
b. at least three times a day. Just to hear his voice or tell him something about your day.
c. less than once a day. You don’t want to interrupt his work.
d. four or more times a day. You have to remind him to pick up the dry cleaning or groceries on the way home or else he’ll forget.

6. Sometimes, you think your kids…
a. make private time hard, and it’s impossible to find the energy to connect with him.
b. should be shipped off to relatives as often as possible. Everyone needs a break to be better parents.
c. are tangible proof of your love. They drive you nuts but they come first until they can take care of themselves.
d. take his attention away from you. He takes good care of them, but who’s going to take care of you?

7. He planned a romantic night out, but he forgot your stomach can’t handle spicy Indian food and that you don’t like shoot ‘em up action flicks. As usual, it was all about what he likes. You…
a. thank him for the thought then quiz him about your likes and dislikes are.
b. give him the silent treatment. He needs to figure out where he went wrong.
c. laugh at his boyishness. He has a lot to learn about romance and it’s about time you taught him.
d. let him know clearly that you are peeved. He didn’t think about you at all and now he owes you another night out.

Mostly A answers: You seem to have a healthy balance of self-reliance and relationship connection. Your spouse doesn’t feel suffocated by your needs yet still enjoys intimacy and closeness with you.

Mostly B answers: You may not realize it, but your self-centeredness shows up in those “little” demands and expectations you make on your spouse. Feigned or real helplessness adds extra stress on your spouse, and he might tire of it sooner or later.

Mostly C answers: You are the quintessential “low” maintenance woman. While most men would find you an easy-going spouse, there’s nothing wrong with asking for what you deserve, on occasion. Otherwise, people—including your spouse—can lose respect for you.

Mostly D answers: It’s, no doubt, obvious to you that you are high maintenance. The thing is that you’re probably proud of it, too. Let’s hope your husband has a sick need to cater to your whims because other people find it hard to be around you.



Thursday, April 26, 2012

Top 50 things to do before you're 11

The National Trust is launching a campaign to get kids off the couch.  They just released this list of The 50 Things to Do Before you're 11 ¾    How many of these have you done?


1. Climb a tree


2. Roll down a really big hill


3. Camp out in the wild


4. Build a den


5. Skim a stone


6. Run around in the rain


7. Fly a kite


8. Catch a fish with a net


9. Eat an apple straight from a tree


10. Play conkers


11. Throw some snow


12. Hunt for treasure on the beach


13. Make a mud pie


14. Dam a stream


15. Go sledging


16. Bury someone in the sand


17. Set up a snail race


18. Balance on a fallen tree


19. Swing on a rope swing


20. Make a mud slide


21. Eat blackberries growing in the wild


22. Take a look inside a tree


23. Visit an island


24. Feel like you're flying in the wind


25. Make a grass trumpet


26. Hunt for fossils and bones


27. Watch the sun wake up


28. Climb a huge hill


29. Get behind a waterfall


30. Feed a bird from your hand


31. Hunt for bugs


32. Find some frogspawn


33. Catch a butterfly in a net


34. Track wild animals


35. Discover what's in a pond


36. Call an owl


37. Check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool


38. Bring up a butterfly


39. Catch a crab


40. Go on a nature walk at night


41. Plant it, grow it, eat it


42. Go wild swimming


43. Go rafting


44. Light a fire without matches


45. Find your way with a map and compass


46. Try bouldering


47. Cook on a campfire


48. Try abseiling


49. Find a geocache


50. Canoe down a river


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

See the video: tobyMac on The View

tobyMac performed “Get Back Up” on The View last Friday.  Watch the video here,

and see what toby said when Sherri Shepherd asked him “what makes his music unique?”


Monday, April 23, 2012

Rush of Fools - Great Lakes Christian College

Join Smile FM and Great Lakes Christian College for a night with

Rush of Fools

Sunday, May 6th at 6 PM

doors open at 5 pm

Doty Center
Great Lakes Christian College
6211 West Willow Highway  Lansing, MI 48917

No Tickets Needed!

"Pay what you can Afford at the Door"
Bring your family, bring your friends!

Please go to for a complete list of tasks we need filled and to sign up to help us out.

Friday, April 20, 2012

This year's Dove Award Winners

Here is the Complete List of Winners at the 43rd Annual Dove Awards (Held 4/19/12 in Atlanta)


Song of the Year - Blessings; Laura Story; Laura Story; New Spring Publishing (ASCAP), Gleaning Publishing (ASCAP)

Male Vocalist of the Year - Jason Crabb

Female Vocalist of the Year - Natalie Grant

Group of the Year - NEEDTOBREATHE

Artist of the Year - Jason Crabb

New Artist of the Year - Jamie-Grace

Producer of the Year - Ed Cash

Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year - Hallelujah; Rehab Deluxe Edition; Lecrae; LeCrae Moore, Charles Cornelius, Joseph Prielozny, Nelson Chu; Reach Records

Rock Recorded Song of the Year - Dark Horses; Vice Verses; Switchfoot; Jonathan Foreman, Tim Foreman; Credential Recordings/lowercasepeople/Atlantic

Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - Slumber; The Reckoning; NEEDTOBREATHE; Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart; Atlantic Records

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - Blessings; Blessings; Laura Story; Laura Story; Fair Trade Services, LLC

Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year - Hope Of The Broken World; Hope Of The Broken World; Selah; Carl Cartee, Jennie Riddle; Curb

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year - Celebrate Me Home; Blue Skies Coming; Perrys; Joel Lindsey, Wayne Haun; Daywind


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Most disturbing coupon ever!

The Diceman was floored by this.  Here is a stunning coupon.   

Regardless of one’s personal or political views on abortion, most people on both sides of the aisle would probably take issue with a clinic marketing coupon deals on the procedure as nonchalantly as if it were a manicure or spa-facial. This coupon promising discount Sunday abortions for a “limited” time only, was issued by the Orlando Women’s Center – as if they were advertising a “fire sale.”



Sunday, April 15, 2012

Congrats to our Big Ticket Scavenger Hunt Winners!

Congrats to our Big Ticket Scavenger Hunt Winners!

Winner:  Carrie Martindale - Pigeon
Daily Prize - Pair of 1 Day Festival Passes
Daily Prize - $50 Big Ticket Shopping Spree
Winner - Joann Wentz - Lansing  
Daily Prize:  Pair of Big Ticket Daily Passes
Winner:   Ginger Hornung - Leonard  
Winner:  Michelle Lambert - Cadillac
Daily Prize:  Artist Meet N Greet Passes for 4  (Tickets not included)
Daily Prize:  Big Ticket Music Pack - 5 CD's from your favorite Big Ticket Artists 
Winner:  Bill Theibert  - Fowlerville 
Daily Prize: 2 Big Ticket VIP One Day passes to attend the festival AND sit stage side during the evening show.
Winner: Patrick Ferreira - North Muskegon 
Daily Prize:$50 Gift Certificate for the Smile FM merch tent to spend on tee's, travel cups, tote bags and the latest and greatest Smile FM Merch.  (tickets not included, may redeem online at Smile Store)
Winner:  Laura Strzelewicz
Daily Prize:  Smile CD Prize Pack including 6 discs from BTF artists
Winner:  Kelly Oostmeyer  - Petoskey

Daily Prize: A Pair of BTF 3 Day Festival Passes
Winner:  Jordan Hoffman - Greenville

Daily Prize:  4 Full Festival Passes & a Campsite
Winner: Twyla St. Louis, Chattam, ONT 

Grand Prize Winner:   Marie Ashcraft - Owosso

Big Ticket Festival Vacation with 4 - 3 day passes,  dinner with the Smile Crew, $50 gas card, Meet n greet with one of your favorite artists and ultimate camping package including campsite, tent and camping essentials for 4.  

Winners - Be watching your e-mail and regular mail for your prizes or instructions on how to claim your prize!  Coming soon.

Monday, April 16th is your last chance to score Big Ticket Festival Tickets at the early bird price!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Amazing video- Woman prays during a tornado!

Wow!  Check this out… a woman prays away a tornado.  Ever seen anything like this?


Catch the Smile Team Easter Weekend

The Smile Team is hitting the road this weekend and our first stop will be at the Your Story Concert/Event at Mount Hope Church in Lansing, Friday, April 6 at 7:00 pm.

This is the loving and inspiring story of Jesus from 2,000 years ago to this very moment and is directed by Smile FM's very own Brian Dumont!  See the miracles and lives He has changed. Follow the life of Christ from ancient Israel to modern day America. Experience the passion of the king through moving drama, powerful music, true stories, and a visual experience that will surround you. The Salvation story will be presented in a way that will define and inspire your faith. Plan to attend and bring your family, friends, and coworkers. Your invitation can change their eternal destiny

Saturday,  April 7 at 11:00 am join the Smile Team as we "hunt" for eggs at Woodland Church's Eggstravaganza in Brownstown.   This event is packed with an incredible live show, games, animals, food, and an Egg hunt. It is action packed and we give away tons of freebies. Even bicycles! Eggstravaganza runs from 11am to 2pm Saturday. You will love it!