Highlights from Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
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I had John Waller on the show today. His latest song, Crazy Faith, is featured in the new movie War Room, which opens on Friday 08/28. Be watching for a movie-clip version of the Crazy Faith video soon. Meantime, here's the official video version of Crazy Faith.
The Great Cawfee Taste Test
The Cawfee Tawk Crew is putting their money where their mouths are, sort of. It's the Great Cawfee Taste Test, pitting 3 different brands against each other in a blind taste test. You may be surprised at the results.
It's the latest episode of Cawfee Tawk. Watch for our Cawfee Art to be available for sale soon.
The video version of Storyteller by Morgan Harper Nichols with a little help from her sister, Jamie Grace.
This is the official video of what is my current favorite song The JOY FM, Flawless from MercyMe.
Announcing Christmas In July:
Beginning Monday 7/20 Jerry will feature a "Christmas Song of the Day" every weekday between 10 AM - 3 PM. That's your cue to call in and win a JOY FM Christmas Music Prize Pak. And if you have The JOY FM smart phone app you'll get bonus chances to win. And listen all weekend, beginning just after 7 PM on Friday 7/24 for our Christmas in July Weekend. All the details are right here.
Cawfee Tawk (Coffee Talk): Blue Mountain Coffee
Rob Langer recently returned from a mission trip to Jamaica, and he brought back some 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee. We had to shoot another episode of Cawfee Tawk featuring this wonderful brew!
It's MLB Jersey Day
Today you're supposed an official Major League Baseball team jersey. Rob Langer and Jerry were only too happy to comply. Benji Shepherd on the other hand...let's just say that Benji is something of a non-conformist.
It's the critically acclaimed web series Kawfee Tawk (Coffee Talk), starring Rob Langer, Benji Shepherd and Jerry Williams!
The Last Haiku (at least for April 2015)
Today marks the end of Poetry Month and of our one-per-weekday original Haiku marathon. Here's the last one. At least for April. Jerry is, after all, a Haiku master, so chances are pretty good he'll have more Haiku eventually.
When We're Done
Wehne we're don living
Once this life of ours we've quit
We will meet again
It's the next-to-the-last Haiku of Poetry Month, and it's about a never ending pursuit.
Push on, push on, push
Never stop pursuing truth
Share it once it's found
When a particular scripture reference enunciates a specific truth that you've experienced, that makes it even more divine. And that brings us to today's Haiku.
My grandchildren are
The joy of my life, my crown
They give me such joy
Today's Haiku deals with those bittersweet memories of days gone by.
Thinking back on days
I was younger, so sweet those
Days that once were mine
Blessing #17, a Haiku
Today's Haiku is pretty self explanatory.
Coffee, black and hot
Not as great as love or grace
But it's way up there
Jerry Invents New Musical Genre
While composing today's Haiku Jerry inadvertently invented a new musical genre!
Scooby Dooby, yo
I think I just invented
A new music style
Curmudgeon: A Haiku
This one is especially close to Jerry's heart.
Some old guy with a
Bone to pick, complaining now
OK, so that's me
Eternity, the Haiku
Today's Haiku deals with the eternal.
No tears, no pain in Heaven
Hope you'll join me there
Communication: A Haiku
Here's today's Haiku
Go ahead and spill your guts
Share darkest secrets
Happy Haiku Day
It's the high point of Poetry Month! Haiku Day is today. So here's today's Haiku (we're presenting a new Haiku each weekday during Poetry Month).
Just won't come and deadlines loom
Write any old thing
A Haiku For Thursday
Thursdays get no respect. They just don't seem to have their own feeling, certainly nothing like Mondays or Fridays. Today's Haiku is an ode to the least appreciated day of the week.
Monda's kind of blah
Wednesday half way, Friday rocks
Thursday has no vibe
And Now, Today's Haiku
Every weekday in April, Poetry Month, it's a new, original Haiku!
No Spring In Atlanta
Winter was too long
Spring seemed to last but a week
Summer temps are here
A Tuesday Haiku
Even though Jerry is off today he's written another Haiku. He's doing a new one each weekday in April, Poetry Month. Here's today's:
More than happiness
Peace beyond u nderstanding
Joy is that and more
The Haiku Must Go On
Rob Langer is filling in for Jerry today and tomorrow, but Jerry has still managed to submit a new Haiku for today. Here it is:
Start of a new week
Taking Monday and Tuesday
Strange days to take off
Hurray For Friday
The weekend is almost here! And to celebrate, Jerry has a special Haiku:
Hurray For Friday
Hurray for Friday
Last workday of the long week
Weeknd goes too fast
Time, a Haiku
April is poetry month, and every weekday in April Jerry presents a new, original Haiku. Today's entry may be an indictment of our modern, hurry-up-gotta-have-it-right-now society. Or it may simply be the first thing to pop into Jerry's head.
The April 8th Haiku
Every weekday in April, Poetry Month, Jerry presents a new, original Haiku. Here's today's offering:
Strikes, but you don't have much time
Bang out a Haiku
Haiku for Tuesday, April 7, 2015
It's Poetry Month and every day Jerry presents a new Haiku to celebrate (well, at least every weekday).
Here's today's Haiku:
Oh my sweet Haiku
Simple three line structure but
Harder than it looks
Jerry believes there are only two seasons, Christmas and baseball. Guess which one starts today? And guess which one is the subject of today's Haiku? Here's a hint, it's not Christmas.
Baseball Opening Day
Open for busiiness
All baseball teams play today
Sweet sound of "Play Ball"
Day 2 of Poetry Month and here's another Haiku.
Periscope is here
New video streaming app
I Haiku on it
For more information on Periscope, visit Jerry's Twitter page. Here's the video version of today's Haiku.
A Haiku A Day For Poetry Month
April is poetry month. To celebrate, Jerry will be composing and reciting a new Haiku every weekday during April. At least that's the goal. We'll post the text of each Haiku and the video of Jerry reciting here every day. I know, how much better could it get?
Here's today's Haiku:
Poetry Month Goal
This is ambitious
A Haiku each April day
It's raining Haiku
Getting There Is Half The Fun
Jerry, Rob Langer and Benji Shepherd made the trip to Sarasota, FL last week for Friend Raiser, and, of course, they documented the trip.
The quest for the perfect cup of coffee continues
Back in January, Rob Langer introduced us to what we've dubbed "Rob's Butter Java," coffee with a tablespoon of butter instead of cream. But not just any butter, this has to be butter from grass-fed cows.
Then last week Rob came back with another ingredient, organic coconut oil. This recipe is called "Langer Latte."
How many more coffee recipes can we come up with? Well, how about coffee with butter from coconut-fed cows? Not sure how easy it'll be to find that ingredient, but we'll keep experimenting.
Jerry Williams: Haiku Master
One man's snack is Jerry's inspiration for Haiku!
Social Media Milestones Within Reach
Granted, this may fall into the "shameless self promotion" category, but here goes. I'm within sight of a couple of milestones on social media. OK, these are not huge milestones when compared to other JOY FM staffers, but it is what it is.
On Twitter (which I haven't been very prolific on lately) I'm at almost at 200 followers.
You can help by "following" me on Twitter. Just click here.
I'm doing a little better on Facebook, where I'm closing in on 400 "likes."
You can help by "liking" my Facebook page here.
THANKS! I thinkk you'll enjoy the information and fun stuff I share through social media.
Remembering Andrae Crouch
Andrae Crouch went home to be with the Lord Thursday, January 8, 2015. He was 72. He leaves behind an amazing legacy of service and musical innovation. Jerry shares some personal memories of Andrae on his blog.
Here's a video of one of Andrae's best known and most loved songs, with an all-star choir of Christian music greats, My Tribute (To God Be The Glory)
My Favorite New Christmas Song of 2014
It's hometown girl Jamie Grace's "Born Tonight." Here's the official lyric video:
Friday Funny: Jeff Allen and Buy My Own Clothes
If you have kids, of any age, then I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy this week's Friday Funny. For more Friday Funnies, check out my blog.
Videos To Make You Smile
I found three videos today worth sharing, each one ought to make you smile and might even make you forget for a minute or two that it's a Monday.
T-Shirst For Turkeys Photo Album
Thanks for the wonderful response to our annual T-Shirts For Turkeys! If you turned out at one of our stops we may have gotten your picture. There are quite a few on our JOY FM Atlanta Facebook page here.
One week from tonight Mark Lowry brings his Music & Madness tour to Jonesboro (details and ticket info here). So we're featuring another of Mark's comedy bits.
Friday Funnies & Third Day Sneak Peek
Mark Lowry is brining his Music & Madness tour to First Baptist Jonesboro two weeks from today, Friday 11/21. More details on the show, which also features The Marins and Jason Crabb, are here. Jerry shares a little about his experiences with Mark on his blog here. We'll feature Mark on the air on our Friday Funnies through 11/21.
Here's today's bit, Denominations
Third Day has a new worship project, Lead Us Back, due out on March 3, 2015. Today they released a lyric video of the song Our Deliverer.
Throwback Thursday: Charlie Brown
Yes, that says Charlie Brown, as in the round-headed star of the Peanuts comic strip, movies and TV specials. Today we go back to 1965 and the first Peanuts special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. See we managed to once again sneak a Christmas song in under the guise of Throwback Thursday?
You can learn more about that Christmas favorite on Jerry's blog, like how executives at CBS thought the show would only air one time (this year will mark the 50th prime time broadcast of the special).
Here's the video version of Christmas Time Is Here by the Vince Guaraldi Trio which opened the show.
Friday Funnies & Jerry's Office Wonderland
This week's Friday Funny comes from Henry Cho. You can learn more about Henry on Jerry's blog.
Here's the bit we featured on the air today, "Public Engagement."
And the 2014 Christmas season began on Thursday, the day after the World Series ended. Rob Langer and his wife Nancy helped Jerry celebrate. Details on Jerry's blog.
This week we feature a bit from Thor Ramsey. Thor manages to tie most of his comedy routines back to a spiritual message, and this bit, "Hurry Up," is no exception. The video is below. We're not real sure what kind of fashion statement Thor was trying to make on this video, but it kind of looks like it may have been, "Help me!"
Throwback Thursday: Rich Mullins
Today we feature the late Rich Mullins. In his too short life, Rich wrote some of the best loved, most literate songs in Christian music. We feature Here In America, from the 1993 project A Liturgy, A Legacy & A Ragamuffin Band.
Rich is perhaps best remembered for his songs Awesome God and Step By Step. For more information on Rich, check out Jerry's blog here.
Here's the video version of Here In America
Jerry launched a new series on his blog (and You Tube channel) just in time for yesterday's Dictionary Day. It's Grammar Police. Episode 1 is below. (It sort of takes the place of this week's Friday Funny, since Jerry has the day off.)
Throwback Thursday: Steven Curtis Chapman
It may seem a little odd to be featuring an artist who is still actively recording and touring and experiencing substantial success as "throwback Thursday" artist. But Steven Curtis Chapman was around before many other artists who have already flamed out. His first project, First Hand, came out in 1987, 27 years ago! We didn't go back quite that far for the song we feature today, mainly because there weren't any video versions of those earlier works. So we present the video of the title track from the album The Great Adventure, which was released in 1992.
Read more about Steven on Jerry's blog here.
Here's The Great Adventure video.
Thursday Throw Back: Out Of The Grey
The husban/wife duo of Scott and Christine Dente, best known as Out Of The Grey, were Christian music's "It" couple of the 1990s.
Here's the video version of the song we featured on the air today. From the 1994 CD Diamond Days, this is All We Need.
This week we feature Atlanta comedian Kenn Kington and his hilarious look at Hair Dryer Instructions (video is below). For more of the videos and topics Jerry shares on the air every day be sure to visit (and "like") his Facebook page and his blog.
Throwback Thursday: Sandi Patty
Sandi Patty owned the 1980s. She won the Dove Award for Female Vocalist of the Year for 11 consecutive years! From 1982 - 1992. She also won a Dove for Artist of the Year five times; 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1988! In all, Sandi has won 23 Dove Awards. She's also won five Grammy Awards (and was nominated an additional seven times).
If "viral" had been a thing in 1986, then Sandi's version of The Star Spangled Banner, sung on the ABC-TV special Statue Of Liberty rededication, would have blown up Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and the rest of the web, but none of those outlets had been invented back then.
Sandi performed a number of chart-topping duets with singers like Larnelle Harris, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and others. Today we featured her duet with Wayne Watson, the title track from the 1990 project Another Time, Another Place. That project won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Gospel Album.
Here's the video of Sandi and Wayne performing Another Time, Another Place on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson.
Sandi will be performing at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta this Sunday, October 5. Details and ticket information on that concert are available here.
And in case you missed it, today is Name Your Car Day and Poetry Day. Jerry wrote a couple of Haikus that combine both observances. Read and listen to them on Jerry's blog.
Two weeks in a row Jerry has remembered to play a Friday Funny. He must going for some kind of a record here! This week's funny is especially for anyone who has, or has had, a mom! So we figure this funny is for you. It's from Christian comedian Tim Hawkins.
Here it is, Have You Eaten?
Throwback Thursday: Susan Ashton
She was all over Christian radio through most of the 1990s. Today we feature her 1996 hit You Move Me.
Read more about Susan on Jerry's blog.
Here's the video of You Move Me
We kicked off a new feature on the air today; "Friday Funnies." And if Jerry can remember, we'll try and make it a weekly feature (no promises on his memory though). It's little comedy snippets by some of the funniest Christians we know of.
We kick it off with Jeff Allen and his classic "Happy Wife, Happy Life." You can learn more about Jeff on his website.
September Saturdays In Douglas County
Saturday 9/20 and Sat 9/27 it's the annual September Saturdays Festival. We talked with Douglas County Director of Communications and Community Relations, Wes Tallon on the show on Thu 9/11. We'll have Wes back on the air as we get closer to the festival.
Get all the details on September Saturdays here.
Don't Miss Jerry's Blog
The feed for Jerry's blog is on the lower left hand side of this page. We've also included it here for the time being.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: The Series
Yup, we have nearly enough videos of The JOY FM staffers taking and issuing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to sell the series to a cable TV network! Here are all we have (so far) in one convenient spot.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Part 3
If we can keep this going through a few more employees of The JOY FM we'll have enough videos to sell them as a series to a cable TV network! Here's the latest, Sherry Cooper reacts to Jerry nominating her to take the challenge.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Part 2
Rob Langer nominated Jerry to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and Jerry accepted. Now Jerry has challenged three other employees of The JOY FM to dump a bucket of ice water on their heads to raise awareness of ALS. Those three are:
Here's the video of Jerry taking the challenge
All Pro Dad Live
Today we had special guest Mark Merrill from All Pro Dad. The Atlanta area is coming up Saturday. Details are here: http://www.allprodad.com/live
All Pro Dad is part of Family First, which also has programs designed for Moms. Find out more at iMOM.com.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Part 1
Bill Martin of The Morning Cruise took the challenge (along with Dave and Carmen) and then he challenged Rob Langer. Rob accepted and then he challenged Jerry Williams. Will Jerry accept? Keep watching this space.
Here's Jerry's initial reaction to being called out.
Do Life Big
Brand new video from Jamie Grace!
Throw Back Thursday With Kathy Troccoli
Kathy's voice is so unique, so powerful, that back in the early 1980s Christian record company executives didn't know quite what to make of it. Frankly, they were afraid of it. So Dan Harrell and Michael Blanton started a brand new record company, Reunion Records, especially for Kathy.
Jerry and Kathy on Long Island, NY in 1994.
Today we featured Kathy's biggest cross-over hit, Everything Changes. Read more about Kathy and see the video version of that song on Jerry's blog.
Georgia Tax Free Weekend: Friday & Saturday August 1-2
Items included in this tax-free weekend are clothing and shoes that cost $100 or less per item; computers, computer components and prewritten software that cost $1,000 or less per item; school supplies that cost $20 or less per item.
Get the complete list here.
Register To Join Jerry At The JOY FM Luau!
We'll have loads of fun, special music and GREAT FOOD! Jerry and Sherry went to check out Turett's Luau and can't stop talking about the wonderful atmosphere and the GREAT FOOD! Register here.
|The Lanai (or patio) where the luau
will take place
|Yes, you can have a rickshaw ride.
No, Sherry won't be your driver.
|We did mention the GREAT FOOD, right?||The waterfall on the Lanai.|
Mid Day Give Away This Week
Monday through Thursday (7/7 - 7/10) Jerry is giving away a pair of tickets each day to each of the three concerts at Atlanta Gospel Fest, that's 6 tickets each day! You'll get to see Natalie Grant, J Moss and Vickie Winans!
A Friday Free For All Video
We recently added a second web cam in The JOY FM Studio. Jerry was playing around with both of them during today's (Friday 06/20/14) Friday Free For All. Here's the result.
Throw Back Thursday With Margaret Becker
Wtih four Dove Awards, 20+ #1 radio hits and four Grammy Award nominations, Margaret Becker was a major artist in the late 80s and through the 90s.
Margaret & Jerry, 1998 or 1999
Read more about Margaret on Jerry's blog, here.
From her 1995 CD, Grace, here's the video of the song we featured today, Deep Calling Deep.
Advice From Dad
Fathers Day is this Sunday! Share the best advice you ever received from your dad on Jerry's Face Book page here.
Throw Back Thursday With Clay Crosse
Clay won the Dove Award for New Artist of the Year in 1995 on the strength of his debut project, My Place Is With You. The former FedEx driver who married his high school sweetheart would go on to have 9 #1 songs on the Christian music charts in the 90s.
Clay Crosse, Sheila Richards, Jerry Williams and Christ Wallace, 1999
But in 1998 Clay's world nearly fell apart. He was suffering from vocal problems and dealing with an addiction to pornography. With a rededication to his faith and marriage, Clay came out on the other side stronger than ever. He and his wife, Renee, now head up the family ministry Holy Homes and wrote a book about their struggles, I Surrender All: Rebuilding a Marriage Broken by Pornography. Find out more about Clay on Jerry's blog.
Here's the video of the song we featured on the air, Saving The World, from the 1997 CD Stained Glass.
Prayer Time Update
We've added an additional prayer time during the Mid Day Show. We now have prayer time around 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM every weekday. You can follow along with the Bible reference and area of prayer concern every day through Jerry's group on the You Version Bible app. Just click on the Bible icon at the left of this page, that will open the group's website. Then simply click on events and choose that day's prayer time.
This is how should appear on your smartphone:
A New Prayer Time Resource
Every weekday Jerry has prayer time at about 10:30 am. Now you can more easily join in and keep track of the Bible verses Jerry shares throught the "Live Event" feature of the You Version Bible app. Just click the Bible below (or on the right hand side of the page) to go the Mid Day Prayer Time website.
Rob Langer In Jamaica
Rob Langer is on a missions trip in Jamaica with some JOY FM listeners and RUSH Ministries. You can see some photos and videos Rob posted on the JOY FM Face Book page here. He called in to give Jerry an update. Here's that entire phone call.
Throw Back Thursday With Plus One
Plus One burst onto the Christian music scene in 2000 with their debut CD The Promise, which went gold and featured two #1 radio singles, Written On My Heart and God Is In This Place.
Jerry, Gabe, Nathan, Jeremy, Jason and Nate.
The group split up in 2004, but recently three members, Gabe, Nathan and Jason, got back together and began to record a new project as Plus One. More details on the group are on Jerry's blog. And here's the video version of their first single, from back in 2000, Written On My Heart.
This Week's Videos & More
Jerry & his wife Teri with grandson #3, Trenton.
In case you missed them on Jerry's FaceBook page (or you don't have FaceBook), here are the videos Jerry talked about this week. (Just click on "read more".)
Throw Back Thursday With Stacie Orrico
Stacie signed her first record deal when she was only 12 years old!
Here's Stacie with Jerry & Sheila somewhere around 2001.
You can find out more about Stacie on Jerry's blog. Meantime, enjoy this video version of "(There's Gotta Be) More To Life."
Win NeedToBreathe Tickets
Monday 5/19 - Thursday 522
NeedToBreathe is coming to the Tabernacle and Jerry has your tickets for the Saturady May 31st show! Listen every day between 10 AM and 3 PM for your chance to win!
Throw Back Thursday With Rachael Lampa
Rachael released her first CD, Live For You, in 2000 when she was only 15. Find out more about Rachael on Jerry's blog.
Jerry, Rachael Lampa and Sheila Richards, 2000-ish.
Here's the video version of the song we featured today, "Live For You."
Third Day Hosts Faith And Family Camp
Tai Anderson of Third Day joined Jerry on the air to talk about it.
All the details are available here.
Here's the video of Tai and his wife Shannon explaining the inspiration behind the camp.
Throw Back Thursday Video
It's another Throw Back Thursday! Today's artist: Nichole Nordeman.
Here's Jerry, his daughter Kelsey, Nichole, and Jerry's wife Teri.
And here's the video version of the song Jerry featured on the air today, Legacy.
National Day Of Prayer & Throwback Thursday
Today is the National Day of Prayer. We prayed for specific areas of need each hour during the Midday Show today.
Rick Davison prayed for America
Benji Shepherd prayed for media
Paige Long prayed for our schools
Rob Langer prayed for our churches
Jerry Williams prayed for world leaders
It was also Throwback Thursday. Our Throwback Arists of the Day was Jaci Velasquez. Here's the video version of the song we featured, "On My Knees."
Join The JOY FM For The National Day Of Prayer
We'll observe the National Day of Prayer each hour tomorrow during Jerry's Midday show with a special prayer for a specific area of concern. Here's the schedule:
|10:00 AM||Rick Davison||A prayer for America|
|11:00 AM||Benji Shepherd||A prayer for media|
|12:00 PM||Paige Long||A prayer for our schools|
|1:00 PM||Rob Langer||A prayer for our churches|
|2:00 PM||Jerry Williams||A prayer for world leaders|
We'll post the audio from these prayers after the show tomorrow.
"Behind The Curtain" With Carmen Brown
Every Tuesday Jerry pulls back the curtain and gives you a close-up look at the people and activities that make The JOY FM the radio station you love. This week's guest is Carmen Brown of The Morning Cruise.
It's Another Throwback Thursday
Jerry and Steve Wiggins from Big Tent Revival
Big Tent Revival is this week's Throwback Thursday Artist. And here's the video version of the song we featured, "Choose Life."
This Week On "Behind The Curtain," It'sRob Langer.
Rob wears many hats at The JOY FM. One of his favorites is being on the air Saturady afternoons and sharing your Song Stories. Listen to Behind The Curtain here.
And you can submit your own Song Story here.
The Collected Haiku of Jerry Williams
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