Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What I'm Thankful For...

Here's a short list of the things that I'm thankful for:
  1. My wife Kathy
  2. My kids - Jon-Michael and Kaitlyn
  3. My Savior - Jesus Christ
  4. My Family - The Shelley Family and the Foster Family
  5. My Grandparents - "Whiskers" and Elenor Shelley
  6. My Church - Bethlehem First Baptist Church
  7. My Job - Toccoa Falls Radio
  8. My Friends - Way too many to name here but you know who you are
  9. My Mentors - Jim Channel, Chuck Pollak, Jay Strack just to name a few
These are just a few of the things that I am thankful for. I believe it helps to list those things out and post them where you can see them on a daily basis. This will help you stay focused on what is important in your life. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

This Had to Hurt!!

I love soccer!! One of the skills that my kids had to learn over and over again was the throw-in, how to do it correctly and how to defend against it. Here's an example that I don't recommend for defending or executing.

Wow!! That had to hurt!!

Jim Garlow on Dr. Phil

One of the hot-button issues in the last election dealt with gay marriage. A number of states had propositions on the ballot to uphold marriage as between a man and a woman. The state the entire country watched was California and it's Prop. 8. At the forefront of the California debate was Dr. Jim Garlow, senior pastor of Skyline Church in San Diego and host of The Garlow Perspective heard on Toccoa Falls Radio.

On today's broadcast of The Dr. Phil Show, Dr. Garlow, along with others who advocate for traditional marriage, will debate their position with those who support gay marriage. This is a program you are not going to want to miss. Check your local listings for when "The Dr. Phil Show" airs in your community.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Music for the Season!

Toccoa Falls Radio is proud to announce a 24/7 Christmas channel. This channel will give you all your Christmas favorites streamed right to your computer or Wi-Fi device. Listen at the office or home and enjoy continuous Christmas favorites.

Each week we will give away something special for your Christmas holiday. On November 24 we will give away a Christmas Comfort Gift Basket. This basket will contain gourmet holiday peppermint coffee, soothing peppermint tea, and double-chocolate hot cocoa mix complete with cinnamon sticks. Plus, you will also receive a WRAF travel mug and a WRAF coffee mug. You must enter at

Thanksgiving-Eve Dinner

I know, I know - the last thing anyone wants to do on the night before Thanksgiving is cook a big meal for that night. Many are getting ready for the big feast the next day. Last minute trips (yes, that's plural - you don't know my family) to the grocery store and the kids are screaming for something to eat that minute. Well, according to some new research the newest Thanksgiving tradition is to eat pizza the night before.

This year, families are making Domino's Pizza their number one meal choice on Thanksgiving Eve. As families get ready for turkey day and travelers arrive to their destinations, Domino's Pizza will be delivering 1.1 million (that's right million) pizzas on November 26. That is a 50.22% increase over a normal Wednesday.

According to Jenny Fouracre, Domino's Pizza spokesperson, "Thanksgiving Eve is one of our busiest days of the year. It's one of those days we circle on the calendar and for which we prepare. Our stores stock up on fresh ingredients and increase staff to ensure we can meet the needs of hungry customers across the nation."

Thanksgiving Eve ranks as one of the top five busiest days for Domino's. The other four days are Super Bowl Sunday, Halloween, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. The question is - will the current economic condition and a predicted decline in holiday travel affect the amount of money spent on pizza?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Morning Show Top 10

Top 10 for Week of November
  1. Steven Curtis Chapman - Yours
  2. Chris Tomlin - Jesus Messiah
  3. Jamie Slocum - My Dependence
  4. Michael W. Smith - A New Hallelujah
  5. Curt Collins - Jesus Paid It All
  6. Natalie Grant - Our Hope Endures
  7. David Huff- You Saved My Life
  8. Brian Bates - Under
  9. Steve Bell - Praise the Father
  10. Brent Henderson and Cape First Worship - To Know Your Heart

Friday, November 14, 2008

Gotta Forgive - The Key to a Brighter Future

Five steps to forgiveness, plus one
  1. Forgive the other person for any harm they may have done to you.
  2. Forgive yourself for any harm you may have done to yourself or someone else.
  3. Give the other person permission to forgive you for any harm you have have caused them.
  4. Accept the other person as they are.
  5. Wish them well.
  6. Find the good in what you had previously thought of as a bad situation.
Follow these 5+1 steps and you will have a better day and a brighter future.

This Pretty Much Sums It Up

Got this from the afternoon guy at WRAF, Steve Gimbert. Pretty much sums it up for me.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

2008 Word of the Year

The New Oxford American Dictionary has chosen its 2008 Word of the Year. Do you keep the tires on your car properly inflated to maximize your gas mileage? Have you removed the roof rack from your vehicle to streamline the car and reduce drag? Do you turn your engine off rather than idle at long stoplights? If you said yes to any of these questions you just might be a "hypermiler."

"Hypermiling" was coined in 2004 by Wayne Gerdes, who runs the web site "To hypermile" is to attempt to maximize gas mileage by making fuel-conserving adjustments to one's car and one's driving techniques. Rather than aiming for good mileage or even great mileage, hypermilers seek to push their gas tanks to the limit and achieve hypermileage, exceeding EPA ratings for miles per gallon.

Here are few ways USAmericans hypermil:
  1. Driving without shoes (increases foot sensitivity on the pedals)
  2. Parking your car so as to not have to back out of a parking space
  3. "Ridge-riding" - driving on the white lines so as to avoid driving through water-filled ruts in the road when it's raining.
Though some have called the practice has "eco-driving" and have given hypermiling a thumbs up, the AAA has issued statements condemning the practice.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Share the Wealth!!

Cartoon by Rick McKee, from the August Chronicle, Thursday Oct. 23, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Morning Show Top 10

Top 10 for the Week of November 3
  1. Chris Tomlin - Jesus Messiah
  2. Wayburn Dean - I Need a Savior
  3. Jadon Lavik - Wondrous Love
  4. Christ for the Nations - Glory to Our King
  5. Jamie Slocum - My Dependence
  6. Michael W. Smith - A New Hallelujah
  7. Mercy Me - You Reign
  8. Curt Collins - You Reign
  9. Ginger Millermon - We Are Amazed
  10. Natalie Grant - Our Hope Endures

Election Day Blues - GET OVER IT!!

Well the day has finally arrived. For some, this will be the day when the planets align and all is right with the world. For others, this is the beginning of the apocalypse. All I have to say is - GET OVER IT!!

I'm a political junky and I love reading, listening and watching the stump speeches, the analysis, the pundits - everything about politics really jazzes me up. But for the last few months I've been hearing more and more how if one side wins the upper class will continue to get all the breaks. If the other side wins we are well on the way to communism. Let me ask you one question: Who do you have faith in - the one who sits in the White House or the one who sits on the Throne of Heaven?

Let's not forget that the God of the Universe, the One who created all things, the One who has every thing in His hands is not suprised by any of this. And it is all part of His Will. We mortals tend to look at things from our finite point of view and believe God is also seeing things from that same point of view. Our God is a 4-dimensional God and sees everything from every possible vantage point. Let's rest in Him alone and allow His perfect will to work.