Monday, August 31, 2009

LeadingSmart: Teens, TV and Texting

Some updated information on teens media use

LeadingSmart: Teens, TV and Texting

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Gift from Braselton Tabernacle of Praise

On Wednesday, August 25, Bryan Race and I had the opportunity to visit Braselton Tabernacle of Praise. What a great evening! One of the friendliest congregations - filled with love and encouragement!

The month of August is their missions emphasis month and they surprised us with a financial gift to the ministry of Toccoa Falls Radio. What a blessing! Thank you Braselton Tabernacle of Praise for your generous gift!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Will You Stand Up for God?

This video has been making the rounds on Facebook and emails. I finally took the time to see it and I was moved! Take a look and let me know your thoughts.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The New Music Spotlight for August 29

This weekend on The New Music Spotlight we highlight music from:

Some great music that will encourage your heart!

John Hull of Equip

John Hull, president of Equip, joined me for a disussion on the heart of a leader and to give us an update on Equip's work in the country of Pakistan.

To listen click here or scroll down.

Dale Vermillion on The Morning Show

On Tuesday, August 25, Dale Vermillion joined me on the air to discuss the latest mortgage news. Here's the bullet points from our discussion:

1. Mortgage Rates Lowest Since Late May (08/21/09) Ephesians 5:15 – be careful then how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days!Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed loans fell this week to 5.12 percent, the lowest rate since the average hit 4.91 percent. 15-year fixed-rate loans fell to 4.56 percent from 4.68 percent last week; five-year, adjustable-rate mortgages fell to 4.57 percent from 4.75 percent; and one-year ARMs declined to 4.69 percent from 4.72 percent.

2. Housing Data Show Slowly Firming Market Wall Street Journal (08/19/09) Discussed the positive trends in market with caution to stay thinking conservative - Proverbs 16:9: In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his step

To listen to our discussion click here or scroll down.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ramadan - A Time for Christians to Pray

Ramadan, 30 days of prayer and fasting in the Muslim world, began this past Saturday and The 30-Days Prayer Network has a rich website that guides Christians during the next 30 days on how to pray for the Muslims in our communities and around the world. Check out this video!

Remember to pray for the Muslim world during Ramadan!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tim Hawkins and Chick-fil-A

On today's edition of Family Life Today, Christian comedian Tim Hawkins shared how much he loves Chick-fil-A. Here's a video of his love song to chicken:

Déjà vu? Cash For Clunkers

And the government wants to run our health care?! Here's some thoughts from Phil Cooke.

Déjà vu? Cash For Clunkers & The Health Care Plan Phil Cooke and The Change Revolution

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pardon Our Dust

I'm making some changes to the blog in order for it to be of easier use. Sorry if some of the links you have enjoyed using in the past are not available. Everything should be back in a few days.


Leadership Moments Live with John Hull

On today's edtion of The Morning Show on WRAF I was joined by John Hull of Equip to discuss communicating your vision and getting your followers to buy in to that vision. Click here to listen or scroll down.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

One Way to Wash Your Car

Here's a way to wash your car, but I don't recommend it:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Robert D. Novak, Conservative Columnist, Dies at 78

Robert Novak, a gifted conservative columnist and thinker, dies today. A great loss to the conservative movement.

Robert D. Novak, Conservative Columnist, Dies at 78:

From The Morning Show Archives

I had the priveledge to speak with Phil Cooke back in March about his newest book "The Last T.V. Evangelist." Phil is a great interview and a very open and honest individual. Take a listen by clicking here or by scrolling down to the bottom of the page.

Conservatives Now Outnumber Liberals in All 50 States, Says Gallup Poll

I've been finding a lot of articles lately that claim America has more conservatives than liberals but when elections come around the same liberals are reelected. Give me your thoughts - Conservatives Now Outnumber Liberals in All 50 States, Says Gallup Poll

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Friday, August 14, 2009

What Would Reagan Do?

In the last 15 years or so I've found myself to be more and more involved in the political process. I really got into it while employed with the Christian Coalition under the leadership of Ralph Reed, who I greatly admire and respect. A child of the '80s, the only President I really knew was Ronald Reagan so I define myself as a "Reagan Conservative."

All this talk about the health care plan got me wondering how "The Great Communicator" would have responded. I found this audio of Reagan responding to the idea of socialized health care. Here are his thoughts from 1961.

So, any questions?

New Music Spotlight

This week on The New Music Spotlight we highlight music from:

Tune in to Toccoa Falls Radio for The New Music Spotlight

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Leadership Succession Plans

I've been reading a lot lately on the failures of successors. There have been a number of ministries that have brought in a new leader only to have that leader resign or terminated. What causes new leaders to fail? John Hull of Equip joined me this morning to talk about succession plans. To listen click here or scroll down.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Russell Dean on The Morning Show

Recording artist Russell Dean came by the WRAF studios this morning to join me on The Morning Show. To listen to the interview click here or scroll down.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Jody Hice Live

I talked with Jody Hice of Let Freedom Ring Ministries and host of The Jody Hice Show yesterday morning about President Obama's science czar, John Holdren. To listen click here or scroll down.

John Hull of Equip on The Morning Show

Each Thursday we check in with John Hull, president of Equip and talk about the leadership issues of the day. This morning we talked about the importance of surrounding yourself with wise counsel and the issue of perception. To listen click here or scroll down.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What Do You Want?

I had the priveledge to have Mike Davis, director of admissions for Toccoa Falls College, on the air with me this morning to discuss Toccoa Falls College has an option for your child. To listen to the interview, click here or scroll down to the media player below.

For information on Toccoa Falls College call 888-785-5624 or visit the college web site here.

Today's Mortgage News from Dale Vermillion

Dale Vermillion, author of the book Navigating the Mortgage Maze, shared some great news this morning

FHA announces Modification program effective August 15, 2009:
Similar in scope to the MakingHomeAffordable program – good news for those in foreclosure –

New Federal Housing Administration Loan Assistance (Associated Press) To help lower their payments and avoid foreclosure, financially strapped homeowners who have an FHA-insured loan will be able to apply for a modification starting on Aug. 15 under a parallel program to the Making Home Affordable initiative. Under the plan to be announced on July 30, lenders that take part in the FHA program will receive an incentive fee of as much as $1,250 and can be reimbursed up to $250 in costs. Lenders have agreed to adjust 500,000 loans by Nov. 1.

Rates drop again: 30 year fixed avg down to 5.33% and 15 year fixed at 4.89% per – It’s still a good time to refinance for those qualified.

Home values see increase for first time in almost 3 years, but still long way to go before we will see any real improvement in home values: (Wall Street Journal) After 34 consecutive monthly declines, the Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller index show a 0.5-percent rise in home prices in 20 metropolitan areas during the three months ended in May, although prices were down 17 percent year over year. Experts say the report does not signal that a rebound is on the horizon, given that consumer spending remains weak and unemployment is on track to hit 10 percent this year. Some believe a drop

Government making full disclosure requirements targeted for Jan. 1, 2010: This will mean easier to understand loan documents and legislation on restricting loan fees.

As always, Dale brings everything back to Scripture. The verse he shared with me this morning was Matthew 25:29a, "To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance." (From the New Living Translation)

To hear today's interview click here or scroll down to the media player below.