Thursday, February 12, 2009



The Love Language of God – Hope for today’s Marriage Series – Part Two on Friday at 8a.m. If you missed last Friday’s initial broadcast you can download it off our website today! This Friday we talk about emotions.

Valentine’s Day Gift Basket Giveaway. CONGRATULATIONS TO KIM INGRAM and her husband, David of Salem ! Kim sent in the winning love letter and picked up our Valentine’s Day Gift Basket with chocolate products from DOVE Chocolate Discoveries. Com and Independent Chocolatier – Michele Sheppard.. The Fireproof DVD and The Love Dare Book and an overnight stay at the beautiful High Street Victorian Bed & Breakfast in Boonville, Mo.!


About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.

Teachers receive the most Valentine's Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, and then, sweethearts. Children ages 6 to 10 exchange more than 650 million Valentine's with teachers, classmates, and family members.

Studies show about 65 percent of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine's Day with their sweethearts.

About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets.

Approximately 110 million roses, mostly red, are sold and delivered in the U.S. within a three-day time period before Valentine's Day.

Some people once believed, if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine's Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. A goldfinch would mean a millionaire.

Also in the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names to see who their valentines would be. They would wear the names on their sleeves for one week. The phrase "to wear your heart on your sleeve" may have begun during that period..


Q: What did the light bulb say to the switch?
A: You turn me on.

Q: Did Adam and Eve ever have a date?
A: No, but they had an apple.

Q: What did one snake say to the other snake?
A: Give me a little hug and a hiss, honey.

Knock, Knock,
Who's there?
Olive who?
Olive you!


For the next forty days each morning we will feature something from the “Love Dare Book”

But receive this warning. This is a forty day journey and cannot be taken lightly. It is a challenging and difficult process, but an incredibly fulfilling one. To take this dare requires a resolute mind and a steadfast determination/ It is not meant to be sampled or briefly tested, and those who quit early will forfeit the greatest benefits. If you will commit to a day at a time for forty days, the results could change your life and your marriage.


Love is not rude.

He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be reckoned a curse to him. Proverbs 27:14


Ask your spouse to tell you three things that cause him or her to be uncomfortable or irritated with you. You must do so without attacking them or justifying your behavior. This is from their perspective only.


Today is Guys Don't Forget Tomorrow Is Valentine's Day Day. Also called Dream of Your Sweetheart Day.

Today is National Suck in Your Gut Day.

The Rev. Tony Leyva of West Palm Beach, Florida, set a world record on this day in 1977 by completing a 72-hour sermon. Rev. Leyva said he could have preached even longer, but a mysterious voice from heaven told him to sit down and be quiet.
Ironically, on the same day Homer Hashbrown, a member of Rev. Leyva's congregation, also set a world record by completing 71½ hours of continuous snoring.


The Day the Muzak Died
Elevator music producer Muzak Holdings has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy... and you thought all the financial news these days was bad!

Happy birthday Gov. Sarah Palin — 45years old on Wednesday. I thought this was nice. She got a lovely card with $5 in it from John McCain. I’m not saying how old she is, but from her house, she can see 50.

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and White Castle is offering candlelight dinners to its customers. It’s perfect for the guy who has trouble saying, “I’m really not that into you!.”

Waffle House Taking Reservations For Valentine’s Day
ATLANTA -- Jennifer Payne was convinced no one would come to the Waffle House she managed for a Valentine's Day candle-lit dinner. She figured if they did it was because the guys were cheap.

For whatever reason, couples attended last year, and now the Norcross-based Waffle House plans to expand the offering to 32 of its restaurants, including 10 in the Atlanta area.

Pink signs will invite customers to "get scattered, smothered and covered" in romance.

Payne recalls being inundated with callers wanting reservations. There were three times as many customers for the event than the same shift on normal days.
Most couples passed on waffles and eggs and went for the eatery's high ticket items -- steak and chops.

Buy Jewelry for Your Sweetie For Valentine’s Day and get a FREE Gun!
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Some Valentine’s Day shoppers are getting the most bang for their buck, literally.

General Coin and Gun Exchange, a retail store in the north central part of the state, is offering quite a unique deal for diamond buyers.

If you buy a $400 pair of diamond earrings, you will also get a gun worth $300 for free.

"Everybody knows guys like guns and girls like diamonds so I figured I would mesh the two together this year. I've got women sending their husbands in," said Brian Zinn, the store’s owner.

Zinn said the more you spend on diamonds, the bigger the gun you will receive.

Zinn also said you do not need to be a resident of Wisconsin to get the free gun. However you must submit to a federal background check.

The deal runs through Feb. 14.

Lincoln's birthday
Hey, let's show one of our greatest presidents some love! Did you know Abe grew a beard for the 1860 presidential campaign after a little girl named GRACE BEDELL wrote him a letter telling him that all the ladies like whiskers and they'd tease their husbands to vote for him. So he became the first president to have a beard!

Try telling a candidate something like that today — they gotta have 18 different surveys and polls before they'll do anything!

An Internet Virus Warning:
Just in time for Valentine's Day — a new virus dressed in a cute puppy costume.According to McAfee, computer users are finding an email with two cute Shih Tzu puppies in their inbox. It wishes you a Happy Valentine's Day and prompts you to download the Valentine Devkit so you can get started at making a nicely designed Valentine card for your sweetie.Downloading Valentine Devkit will only install malware on your computer and unleash a host of problems.

The Height of a Woman’s Shoe Is An Indication of the State of the Economy:
You'll know if the economic stimulus plan is working by paying close attention to women's shoes. The London Sun pulled out the "stiletto index," which ties the economy to the size of the heels ladies wear. Fashion experts predict skyscraper heels will be big this year, which is very bad news. The last time they were in vogue was during the Great Depression of the 1930's. The stiletto index rule of thumb: the flatter the shoe, the better the economy.

Mike Huckabee Says Stimulus Plan is Anti-Religious
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee warned supporters Tuesday that the $828 billion stimulus package is “anti-religious.”

In an e-mail that was also posted on his blog ahead of the Senate’s passage, Huckabee wrote: “The dust is settling on the ‘bipartisan’ stimulus bill and one thing is clear: It is anti-religious.”

The former Republican presidential candidate pointed to a provision in both the House and Senate versions banning higher education funds in the bill from being used on a “school or department of divinity.”

“You would think the ACLU drafted this bill,” Huckabee said. “For all of the talk about bipartisanship, this Congress is blatantly liberal.”

“Emily’s List, radical environmental groups, etc. all have a seat at the decision making table in Washington these days,” he continued. “Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are in charge and they are working with an equally ‘progressive’ President Obama (remember his voting record is more liberal than Ted Kennedy!).”

In the e-mail, Huckabee concedes that there is little that conservatives can do in the near term, but advocated mobilization to defeat those “masquerading as ‘conservative Democrats.’”

“This is the opening round of the Democrats’ campaign for big government,” he wrote. “We cannot afford to sit round one out, because if we do, they will only become more emboldened and their grab for power more audacious and damaging to our country and our freedoms.”

Roses Are Red…Retailers Are Blue:
Cupid-struck couples are expected to spend $20 less on each other this year, according to a survey conducted by BIGresearch for the National Retail Federation. On average, they'll spend $102.50 each, a 15.6% decrease from a year ago.

"Valentine's Day will be the first major holiday of 2009 to feel the economic pinch," says Robert Passikoff, president of New York-based Brand Keys, a consumer- and brand-focused research consultancy.

This year, $14.7 billion will be spent on Valentine's Day-related purchases, according to BIGresearch. Nearly 91% of people will spend the most, an average $67.22, on their significant other, with other family members such as children getting about one-fifth of the budget, $20.95. A few dollars will be spent on: friends, $4.74; children's classmates and teachers, $3.59; co-workers, $1.94; and pets, $2.17.

American Idol Contestant Disqualified:
An "American Idol" contestant who made the show's top 36 was disqualified. In its press released issued Wednesday night announcing the 36 contenders, Fox TV said that Joanna Pacitti was "ineligible to continue." No reason was given. Felicia Barton of Virginia Beach, Va., replaced Pacitti, a Philadelphia native, in the top 36.

The show announced the semifinalists Wednesday night, then later released an update saying it had cut Pacitti loose and subbed in Barton, a 26-year-old married mom.
Pacitti, 23, could not immediately be reached for comment.

A few of the contestants in Tuesday night's episode, including Pacitti, flubbed the lyrics but made it through to the next round.

Pacitti, who auditioned in Louisville, Ky., entered "Idol" with a showbiz resume. She had a record deal with Geffen and released an album in 2006. Billboard reports it sold more than 16,000 copies. "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi recognized Pacitti when she auditioned in Louisville, Ky.

She also starred in "Annie" on Broadway as a young girl, and sang on the soundtracks for the movies "Legally Blonde" and "Bratz." Britney Spears' tune "Out From Under," from her latest album, was first performed by Pacitti on the "Bratz" soundtrack.

All that experience was enough to draw complaints from viewers who thought she was too polished for the top-rated show, which purports to pluck raw talent out of nowhere and turn them into stars.

However, eight seasons in, "Idol" has selected singers who have spent time in the recording studio.

Pacitti's situation echoed the controversy over last season's finalists, Carly Smithson and Kristy Lee Cook, who had previous record deals.

Smithson had recorded an album for MCA Records, while Cook once had a deal with Arista Nashville. Other experienced seventh-season singers include Robbie Carrico, who was in the pop group Boyz N Girlz United, and runner-up David Archuleta, who won "Star Search" in 2003.

17th Annual Movieguide® Faith and Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California was held Wednesday night.

But this was not your usual awards ceremony sponsored by the Christian Film & Television Commission®, as it honored the “good and uplifting” in film and television from last year.

Hosted by Dr. Ted Baehr, chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission and publisher of Movieguide®, it was standing room only as the winners were announced at what some have called “The Christian Oscars.”

Winner of the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie of 2008, sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation – FIREPROOF from Samuel Goldwyn Films and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Other movie nominees: THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN from Walden Media and Walt Disney Pictures, GRAN TORINO from Warner Bros. Pictures, HENRY POOLE IS HERE from Overture Films of Starz Entertainment, THE LONGSHOTS from MGM, and TYLER PERRY’S THE FAMILY THAT PREYS from Lionsgate Films.

The $100,000 movie prize is equally divided among the people in the following five categories – the director, the credited writer(s), the producer(s), the executive producer(s), and the senior motion picture studio executive responsible for production.

Winner of the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring TV Program of 2008 sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation – “The Christmas Choir,” telecast by The Hallmark Channel

Best Movie for Families – WALL-E from Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures

** The Ten Best 2008 Movies for Families **

The Faith and Freedom Award for Promoting Positive American Values in 2007
Winner for Movies – EXPELLED: NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED from Rocky Mountain Pictures


The movie that came in # 4 at the boxoffice the weekend it opened last September….
Came in # 2 in DVD sales the first week it was out
And now…is the most rented DVD in the country right now.

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