Highlights from Monday, Mar 11, 2013
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This Week's 'Behind The Curtain"
Every Tuesday Jerry pulls back the curtain to give you an up-close at someone or something at The JOY FM. This week it's Paige Long and her Virtual Bible Study.
It's Throwback Thursday!
Jerry introduced a new feature, the Throwback Thursday Artist!
The first Thursday Throwback artist:
Point of Grace. Here they are with Jerry, Sheila Richards and Tweety Bird prior to a concert at Six Flags Over Georgia. Probably around 2000.
And here's the video version of the song featured today, "How You Live (Turn Up The Music)" The song was released in 2008 and went to #1 on the Billboard charts!
Jerry Is Now In Middays! Mon - Fri 10 am - 3 pm.
And he's introduced a new recurring feature, Behind The Curtain, an intimate look behind the scenes at The JOY FM. Listen for it Tuesdays. This week we went behind the curtain with Benji Shepherd and the Local Artist Spotlight.
Here's today's "Feel Good Video," babies tasting lemons for the first time.
Jerry Williams Is Moving
Beginning Monday, April 7, 2014 you can hear Jerry Monday - Friday, 10 am - 3 pm. Jayar will be on the air 3 pm - 7 pm. Keep up with Jerry via his Facebook page.
Friend Raiser Is Going Strong!
We woudln't be here without you. So thank you, thank you, thank you. If you haven't made a gift to The JOY FM yet, you can do so here.
Prevenings will be back on the air after Friend Raiser. Meantime, enjoy some random thoughts from Jerry here.
Highlights For The Week Of February 3, 2014
Two big sporting events bookened the week, the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics. And we had something to say about both of them.
Highlights For The Week Of January 27, 2014
It was the week that Atlanta stood still, thanks to Winter Storm Leon. But not even the Polar Vortex could keep Prevenings from the air every day. And we had highlights, some of which didn't have anything to do with the storm (though most did).
Highlights For The Week Of January 20, 2014
Hamburgers, Bieber and sports prayers were among our highlights on this week's Prevenings. Oh, and peanut butter recipes to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day!
Highlights For The Week Of January 13, 2014
Jerry's weird dream, listeners getting their movie debut, how to get your teens talking, people giving up their credit cards and more are among our highlights for this week.
Highlights For The Week Of January 6, 2014
The first full week of 2014 included discussion on an impending Velveeta shortage, Dennis Rodman in North Korea and more. Plus we shared some very special videos.
Highlights For The Week Of December 30, 2013
Happy New Year!
We wrapped up 2013 with some of our favorite Prevenings moments of the past year. And we began 2014 with Jerry & Shannon back in the studio together with your comments on a number of topics.
Highlights For The Week Of December 23, 2013
We shared some of our favorite moments of 2013 this past week, and they all included YOU, JOY FM and Prevenings listeners. We'll share more of those moments on the air next week. Oh, and we also announced the winner of our Holiday Roof Giveaway.
Highlights For The Week Of December 9, 2013
We announced the lineup for Rush 2014, and a new venue for the event. We also had some fun with sleep misadventures and Jerry may have found the perfect Christmas gift.
Highlights for The Week Of December 2, 2013
Big week as we get ever closer to Christmas. Shannon, who has never in her adult life had a Christmas tree in her home, finally bought and decorated a tree. We shared techie stocking stuffer ideas and favorite Christmas cookie ideas. And we had some fun with texts and tombstones.
The Credit Card Light Bulb
Highlights For The Week Of November 25, 2013
Short work week with Thanksgiving, but we still managed a few highlights.
Like our discussion on giving (or receiving) gift cards for Christmas.
Highlights For The Week Of November 18, 2013
New apps for your smartphone, conspiracies and ugly Christmas sweaters were among the many highlights on Prevenings this week. And we shared some memories about JFK and C.S. Lewis
Highlights For The Week Of November 11, 2013
As usual, YOU provided the highlights this week. Most notably with T-Shirts For Turkeys! That kept Jerry & Shannon on the road and out of the studio Monday through Thursday. But we still had plenty of highlights.
Highlights For The Week Of November 4, 2013
With so many stores announcing that they'll open up on Thanksgiving, can we still call the day after Thanksgiving "Black Friday"? We got your take on that, plus people asking you to remove your shoes before coming in the house, suggestions for what Shannon should download on her new Kindle and lots more this week on Prevenings.
Highlights For The Week Of October 28, 2013
We announced our latest Family Bucket Experience this week. We also talked about women taking off their wedding rings in certain situations and got our final Mintue To Win It winner. And we shared a couple of cool links too.
Highlights For The Week Of October 21, 2013
Guests this week on Prevenings included Justin & Trisha Davis, with their final session of of Q&A. We also spoke with Missy Robertson of Duck Dynasty. Plus a Family Bucket List winner and a dad with a unique way of dealing with tantrums.
Highlights For The Week Of October 14, 2013
Corn mazes, the future of libraries and managing marital expectations were among the topics we covered this week on Prevenings.
Highlights For The Week Of October 7, 2013
This week you chimed in on your most unique dating experiences and your philosophy on how often to bathe a baby. We also spent some time chatting with Justin and Trisha Davis of the upcoming Refine Us marriage event.
And we came up with a way to share the joy with your Face Book friends.
Highlights For The Week Of September 30, 2013
The federal government may be partially shut down, but Prevenings is going strong. But in observance of the partial shut down we're presenting an abbreviated highlights section this week.
Highligths for The Week Of September 9, 2013
Could this be the newest sport in the Olympics?
This week we talked about ways to make sure you're experiencing special family time, new sports we'd like to see in the Olympics and had our weekly chat with Justin & Trisha Davis. And Shannon had a little mishap with microwave soup.
Jerry and Shannon will be joining the JOY FM Florida team over the next couple of weeks for our Sharathon. That begins on Wednesday September 18. Paige Long will be filling in on the air on Jerry & Shannon's travel days, Monday and Tuesday 9/16 and 9/17 and again on Thursday and Friday 9/26 and 9/27. We will not publish Prevenings Highlights for the next two weeks.
Highlights For The Week Of September 2, 2013
Fashion advice from Prevenings? We asked for your help on the whole "don't wear white after Labor Day" controversy. Plus another conversation with Justin and Trisha Davis.
Highlights For Week Of August 26, 2013
Thanks to our friends at Peachtree City Eye Center and Gable's Sporting Goods in Douglasville for our latest Family Bucket List experience. We announced the winner of the camping trip this week. We also Spent some more time with Justin and Trisha Davis, played a new game called "Love or Dud" and got your take on a couple of philosophical questions.
Highlights For the Week Of August 19, 2013
We started the week with Shannon reluctantly admitting that it was her birthday and your thoughts on how much attention you preferred on your birthday. On Tuesday we were at first shocked at what was happening at McNair Discovery Learning Academy in DeKalb County, and then thankful as all the children were reunited with their parents, unharmed, thanks in large part to the quick thinking of Antoinette Tuff (pictured at left). We also started a series of questions and answers with Justin and Trish Davis who are bringing the Refine Us marriage conference to the area. And there was more...click below for all the highlights.
Highights For The Week Of August 5, 2013
Do angels walk among us? We heard from a few listeners who had stories of mysterious interventions. Plus we discussed your favorite childhood movies and the aging of America's cars. How old is your vehicle?
Highlights For The Week Of July 15, 2013
It was a very diverse week. Together we covered topics like first cars and first kisses, cameras that check your car's license plate to see if you have outstanding tickets, things you forget all the time, the Twinkies comeback and one of Jerry's all-time great bloopers.
Highlights For The Week Of July 8, 2013
The show was a veritable smorgasbord of topics this week on Prevenings. Though if there was an over-riding theme (unintentional as it may have been) it was food. From Georgia peaches to recipes featuring Coke, favorite breakfast cereals and the early return of Twinkies to store shelves you helped us cover a lot of ground this week.
Highlights For The Week Of June 24, 2013
Earlier this week Focus On The Family aired an interview with U2 frontman Bono. We shared a few segments of that interview on Prevenings, and we share them again here. Focus On The Family is aired every weekday morning at 5:00 AM on The JOY FM.
Highlights For The Week Of June 17, 2013
You chimed in on the subjects of role models and super heroes and unusual names this week. And we visited with some of the doctors from the Emory Clark-Holder Clinic in LaGrange during the open house of their new oncology treatment center.
Highlights For The Week Of June10, 2013
Happy Fathers Day! We asked you to share some of the things you learned from your dad. We also talked about some favorite games you remember from your childhood and still play.
Highlights For The Week Of Monday June 3, 2013
Shannon was among the JOY FM team that went to Oklahoma to deliver the gift cards you donated for tornado relief. She sent back some audio and had some great stories.
Highlights For The Week Of May 27, 2013
Short week, thanks to the long Memorial Day weekend. But we managed to cover a number of topics and hear a lot from you on weird things you've eaten, what not to say to dad and more.
Highlights For The Week Of May 20, 2013
This week our prayers went out for the folks in Moore, OK who were devasted by tornadoes. We're giving you a chance to help with our Gift Cards for Oklahoma, details here. You also shared stories of tragedy you've survived. Other topics included the weirdest places you've ever fallen asleep, lessons you want your kids to learn before they strike out on their own, and Shannon had to more to say about beards.
Highlights For The Week Of May 13, 2013
As always, you were the star of the show this week, sharing thoughts on childlike behavior, genetic testing and more.
Highlights For The Week Of May 6, 2013
We got good news out of Cleveland, Ohio and you commented on new hero Charles Ramsey. Your favorited apps and family bloopers got a few phones ringing. And we shared a special video for Mothers Day.
Highlights for The Week Of April 29, 2013
This week we got a little head start on celebrating Mothers Day with some suggestions for mom's "ideal" gift straight from actual moms. We also shared the story of Braves rookie Evan Gattis and that inspired another story. The National Day of Prayer generated a wonderful call about why we pray.
Highlights For The Week Of April 22, 2013
We visited with Chonda Pierce in anticipation of our "Girls Night Out" event coming up on May 23 (details here). Mitch Seabaugh dropped by to share information on a state sponsored college savings plan and more.
Highlights For The Week Of April 15, 2013
It's been a week of horror, violence and tragedy. From Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon, ricin-laced mail sent to federal officials and the explosion that ripped that small town of West, Texas. Through it all we kept you updated and also tried to provide some perspective, through the music you love on the JOY FM, scripture and prayer. And we managed to find a few bright spots and light hearted moments in it all too.
Highlights For The Week Of April 8, 2013
We shared some of our interview with Patrick Palmer of the Atlanta Dream Center. The deadline to register to be part of our latest Love In Action project is Monday! We also heard from quite a few listeners on a number of topics and shared one of Jerry's favorite blogs and a feel good video.
The week began with April Fools Day and Major League Baseball's Opening Day! Jerry shared a little of his "two season" philosophy, Baseball & Christmas. We also spoke with Patrick Palmer of the Atlanta Dream Center. We'll be partnering with the Dream Center and you for our next Love In Action initiative.
Highlights For The Week Of March 25, 2013
Jerry & Shannon returned to the Prevenings studio after Friend Raiser. This week before Easter was a lot of fun and included a conversation with Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the couple behind the History Channel's hit mini-series "The Bible."
Highlights For The Weeks Of March 11, and March 18, 2013
It's Friend Raiser 2013! Jerry and Shannon are joined on air by Jayar through Wednesday 3/20/13. You can help us reach our goal of 4,444 new partners by calling 800-456-8910 or giving online here. And special thanks to Paige Long for filling in Monday and Tuesday 3/11 and 3/12 and Thursday and Friday 3/21 and 3/22!
Highlights For The Week Of March 4, 2013
This week we heard about an inspiring baptism and how to teach your kids about Christians in other countries who don't have as much freedom as we do. We also talked about love at first sight at Wal-Mart, how your dishwasher could be making you fat and those new TSA guidelines.
Highlights for the week of February 25
We covered a lot of ground this week; kids going on inadvertent shopping sprees, the Tooth Fairy and a study on how important father-daughter time is for fathers were all among the topics we discussed. And we introduced you to Andy Brophy of Love Gives Way. That interview rated its own entry on our highlights page, look for it under the date 2/28/13.
Special Edition of Prevenings Highlights
Love Gives Way
Today we shared an interview with Andy Brophy, founder of Love Gives Way. Andy is using his talents as a photographer to shed light on the issue of human trafficking.
We wrapped up the week with your "True Stories Of Emergency 9-1-1," another installment of Kid President and more links to great stories we featured on Prevenings today.
Would you pay $1,500 to be one of the first to try the new Google Glass? We have a video explaining it, and a boat load of links to topics we talked about.
Your "Theme Songs" Part II and a game of "Whose Secret Is It" were among our highlights today.
We shared words of wisdom from Louisiana and Mississippi and you shared some songs that have helped you through tough times.
Wisdom, or at least an excuse, from Mississippi.
A parakeet that knows its address, a weather forecasting wunderkid and 50 no-equipment exercises were all on the show today.
We wrap up the week with Marc Pritchett, founder of RUSH Ministries who put on the annual RUSH Weekend. Details on this year's event are here. And Shannon shares a story of her near 9-11 experience, that turned out to be self induced.
Stuff your kids won't let you forget, even if it never really happened, a few minutes with Bill Martin of the Morning Cruise and we gave Tammy an idea for Valentine's Day. All of that plus a bucket of sloths in today's highlights.
Shannon found a new Face Book page to follow, you shared some unconventional ways to celebrate Valentine's Day and we learned what NOT to order if you're having lunch with Shannon.
Letters From Kids
We received this letter from Ryleigh. We'd love to get a letter from your kids. It can be about anything. Here's how we explained it on air.
Just mail to:
The JOY FM
1175 Senoia Rd
Tyrone, GA 30290
Also on today's show: Conflict resolution in the home--or how do you deal with your kids when they're fighting, and well-meaining remakes and/or modernizations that went wrong.
A new season begins today. BASEBALL SEASON! The first pitchers and catchers reported for the Cubs and the Rockies. Most of the rest of major league baseball's teams will have their pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, including the Braves.Oh, and we talked about inventions and dogs too.
We wrapped up the week with some wacky pet stories. We were inspired by the story of Natasha, a cat who got stuck in her owner's washing machine.
Extreme demonstrations of love, crazy birth stories and a couple of interesting links on today's highlights.
The couple named the longest married in America, the winner of our Love Worth Fighting For prize package, Shannon's secret meatloaf ingredient and a secret celebrity roommate were all part of today's show.
John & Ann Betar on their wedding day, 11/25/1932
On today's show you shared pre-parental advice for Britt Nicole, helped Jerry interpret his wife Teri's dream and participated in our first unofficial Prevenings "Attractiveness Factors" survey. All that plus our daily Bible verses in today's Prevenings highlights.
It was Monday. Need we say more.
Lots of audio highlights today.
We talked with Kirk Cameron, who you may remember for his role as Mike Seaver on the 80s sitcom "Growing Pains." He'll be in town with Warren Barfield leading the "Love Worth Fighting For" marriage conference. And we checked in on Matt, producer for The Morning Cruise, after he had all four of his wisdom teeth extracted.
How do you let your wife know how much you love her? How about standing on a stage in the middle of a busy park and shouting (into a microphone), "I'm sorry that I've gained weight over the last seven years, but that's because the meals you cook are so delicious."
That's what this guy is saying at Japan's "Beloved Wife Day." We gave you the opportunity to express your love for your wife, sort of a head start on Valentine's Day. We also took your calls of comfort and good-natured teasing for our buddy Matt, producer for The Morning Cruise on The Joy FM.
"If it doesn't make the world better, don't do it!" We kind of wish we could have taken credit for that profoundly simple statement. But we can't. We did discover the alleged author of that thought today, and shared a pep talk from him. Plus we award our first ever Official Prevenings Gold Star.
Fridge art, another alternative to the Super Bowl, dating in the workplace, free stuff for your birthday, and theologically sound insults were among our topics today. Oh, and Shannon inadvertently (on purpose) offended an entire sub-culture.
Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest chicken wing-eating day of the year, but there may be a shortage of wings this year.
Never fear, our Prevenings listeners have come to the rescue with an alternate recipe. Plus, we found an interesting new web "TV" series and a special clown becomes and gets an answer to prayer all at the same time.
Would you make a sandwich with these two pieces of bread? That's the question that got us talking about your quirks in the kitchen. Plus a Hollywood legend, who is still very much alive, is now on Twitter.
We learned more about the awesome fruit that is the blueberry plus a little known fact about the strawberry. And the conversation on that labor pain simulator continued and led to a discussion on learning or being surprised by a baby's gender. And Shannon found a special dog to follow on Instagram. Plus the legend of the cleaning fairy.
Shannon finally figured out what to do with all of those blueberries she bought on impulse the other day and she shared her recipe. We also got an "insider" tip about the ongoing Subway sandwich controversy. And we discussed the many sides of Prince Harry and a new labor pain simulator for expectant dads.
Sorbet, lemonade, Beyonce, bidet. What do these things have in common? They played prominently on today's episode of Prevenings.
Well, we made it through another Monday. Seems like the first day of the week is often the most stressful, so we came up with a unique stress relief technique.
Secret Keeper Girl is coming to town on February 26. All the details are right HERE on our website. We began a conversation with Danna Gresh, the founder of Pure Freedom and Secret Keeper Girl (or SKG for you hipsters). We also heard back from one of yesterday's callers with the results of her first face-to-face date with someone she "met" on line. All that, our weekly apologies and more in today's highlights.
You shared some advice and stories about romance, both real and virtual. Plus, when do you call it quits and the new JOY FM Wall of Inspiration. All of that and more were among our highlights on Prevenings.
Run away 5-year olds, self-diagnosis via Dr. Google and romance advice from your smartphone assistant were among the topics we touched on today.
It's flu season and we shared Mandisa's home remedy as well as some of yours. We also talked about inconvenient conveniences and workplace fridge thieves.
Funny how often we come back to talking about food, and snack foods in particular. Today we mentioned that a Georgia based bakery, Flower Foods, will be buying the Hostess bread brands, including Wonder Bread, but so far no word on any company buying the snack cake brands, like Twinkies--and that generated some calls. And a well-meaning phone call may have caused a little panic.
Even though we're only 33 days from pitchers and catcher reporting for Major League Baseball's 2013 Spring Training, Jerry hasn't let go of the Christmas spirit, and Shannon called him out on it. Plus we discussed Louie Giglio's decision to withdraw from participating in President Obama's inauguration.
Words that are hard for you to pronounce, where to find the rudest people and a special internationally cultural visit with Matt Fields, producer for The Morning Cruise, were among the highlights today.
What's that in your purse? We talked about the essentials you carry in your purse, or, if you're a guy, your "man-purse". Plus, Jerry had a little trouble with techno-speak, and it was only Tuesday.
This tweet from Mike of MIKESCHAIR inspired a little conversation today. And we learned a cool thing you can do with Girl Scout Cookies.
We wrapped up the first (short) week of the new year with notes on music for your final journey, weird food combinations and more.
Today would have been the 121st birthday of JRR Tolkien and that got us talking about Shannon's vow to stop running to Google so often. We also shared words that should be retired this year and a new way to remember the best of 2013.
Resolutions and Reviews.
For the first Prevenings show of 2013 we asked for your one-word New Year's Resolutions and reviews of two of the top movies at the box office during the Christmas break.
This week we introduced you to Coach Adrian Chism, who leads a football team that's become known as the Courageous 13. They're inspiring people all over the state and Coach Chism's love of God and willingness to say "yes" against all odds will inspire you! You can listen to the entire interview here...
We introduced you to Don Campbell, the founder of Feeding Children Everywhere. You can join The JOY FM and Don in Feeding Children in Atlanta by volunteering for a packing event on Nov. 17th. Hear our chat and get more info here!
Today we shared how Crossroads Church in Newnan is working to help make a local woman's dream of bringing her brother home to Georgia a reality. Find info on how YOU can help with the project here
Highlights from this week of shows...
Here are highlights from this week of shows. We started the week with a perfect Monday feel good video of the day. PLUS you shared the crazy things you've done or seen other drivers doing on the drive home. There's flute playing and feeding babies involved!
Check out what you may have missed on the Prevenings show this week. Shannon's mega embarrassing moment, cool and useful apps for your smartphone, a single man's potluck dilema, the Workaholic test and more
A dancing merengue dog and haiku frenzy took over the Prevenings show today!
We spoke with Marc Pritchett of RUSH Ministries who educated us about their new ministry CELL PHONES 4 LIFE and how you can help rescue children being abused and exploited here at home and around the world
Today we dedicated an hour of the show to the memory of a young man who gave his life for our freedom - SPC Jonathan Davis from Griffin. We spoke with the Davis family spokesperson, Pastor Randy Valimont, from Griffin First Assembly of God about how Jonathan Davis is being remembered throughout the week
Today you helped us create a "Kids Bucket List" for kids. We called Bill from The Morning Cruise to join in on his celebration of National Poetry month. PLUS, we checked in with Matt Fields from The Morning Cruise to see how his training is going for the Peachtree Road Race in July
KUTLESS stopped by the JOY FM studios and had some fun with Prevenings and an in studio audience