Thursday, March 12, 2009


The Morning Show
Jim & Karen
Spirit FM
Monday - Friday 6-9 a.m.


Love Forgives.

What I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, I did it for your sakes in the presence of Christ. 2 Corinthians 2:10

This one is tough. Perhaps the toughest dare in the book. But if there is to be any hope for your marriage, this is a challenge that must absolutely be taken seriously. Counselors and ministers who deal with broken couples on a regular basis will tell you that this is the most complex problem of all, a rupture that is often the last to be repaired. It cannot just be considered and contemplated but must be deliverately put into practice. Forgiveness has to happen, or a successful marriage won’t.

TODAY’S DARE: Whatever you haven’t forgiven in your mate, forgive it today. Let it go. Just as we ask Jesus to “forgive us our debts” each day we must ask him to help us “forgive our debotros” each day as well. Unfrogiveness has been keeping you and your spouse in prison too long. Say from your heart, “I choose to forgive”.

ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS: What did you forgive your spouse for today? How long have you been carrying the weight of it? What are the possibilities now that you’ve released this matter to God?


Today is Good Samaritan Involvement Day, a time to be unselfish and get involved to help others.

Today is Uncle Sam Day. On March 13, 1852, the New York Lantern first featured the Uncle Sam character. Uncle Sam came to be a symbol of American patriotism. The nickname of Uncle Sam was first used in the September 7, 1813, issue of New York's Troy Post.


You need to check out the GS pledge, I went to their web site and they have in small print God is whatever you want him to be. I am not sure the GS are the same as when I was in .. I will be 51 this year. I will be listening in the morning on my way home from work. God bless.

I did follow up and check into this and Dawn is exactly right..this is what the website says:

Girl Scout Promise and Law
The Girl Scout Promise and Law are shared by every member of Girl Scouting. The Girl Scout Promise is the way Girl Scouts agree to act every day toward one another and other people, and the Law outlines a way to act towards one another and the world.
The Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God* and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
The Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
* The word "God" can be interpreted in a number of ways, depending on one's spiritual beliefs. When reciting the Girl Scout Promise, it is okay to replace the word "God" with whatever word your spiritual beliefs dictate.

Jim & Karen:

Please warn your listeners to not support The Watchmen movie. My husband and I went to watch it this past weekend, expecting something like X-Men, but that movie is full of disgusting, vulgar filth. We left the theatre before the movie was even half over and regretted we gave money to corrupt our minds. We hardly ever go to the movies because it is hard to find one worth going to and we really wish we had heard a little bit more about what this move was about before we went. Anyway we would appreciate it if you would pass this info along and hopefully save some innocent minds from the moral depravity of this film.

If you ever want to know what Focus on the Family rates a movie you can always go to Here is what they had to say about the film:


As a book, Watchmen is messy. As a movie, Watchmen is a mess. In fact, I'll go so far as to call it dispirited, depressing schlock—both as a work of art and as a mode of message. Fanboys may be enthralled, but I'd imagine the uninitiated will walk away appalled, confused and even strangely bored. At the advance screening I attended, where folks generally stay glued to their seats, I saw a number of people leave the theater. Some never came back. This isn't a movie as much as an assault.

In The News…..

Bad day for Sesame Street. They had to lay off 67 people. Now all the characters are living in garbage cans.

The super-small iPod Shuffle has gotten even smaller. Apple unveiled a new 4-gigabyte Shuffle Wednesday that's just half the size of its predecessor.

A photo of the new MP3 player shows something that looks like a stick of gum. It's smaller than a Double-A battery, but holds up to one thousand songs. The battery life on the new device is about 10 hours. Apple says the Shuffle also adds a new VoiceOver feature that can recite song titles, artists and playlist names in 14 languages.The new Shuffle comes in silver or black and costs 79 bucks.

How Mothers Can Balance Work and Family
If you're a mom who not only has beautiful children but also a job you love, plenty of people have probably said you "have it all." While you have been able to start a family and a successful career, you know all too well that having it all also means having the pressures of the workplace piled on top of the demands of parenthood - and that's not an easy act to balance.'s annual Mother's Day survey finds that working mothers are eager to trade the office for family time if only it were financially feasible. Forty-three percent of working moms are willing to take a pay cut if it allows them to spend more time with their children. Of those willing to take the pay cut, 34 percent are willing to give up ten percent or more of their salaries. Fifty-one percent of moms who live in households with more than one income would leave their job if their family could live off of their spouse's or significant other's income.
Not enough hours in the day

Finding the time to do their job and still be involved parents is a daily struggle for today's working mothers. Late nights in the office can mean missing a family dinner, a teacher conference or baby's first words. Seventeen percent of surveyed mothers have missed three or more significant events in their children's life in the last year. In fact, 34 percent of mothers admit to spending less than three hours each day with their children.

One common way mothers attempt to balance their workload and their families is to bring work home with them, which can help advance their careers but also damage their personal relationships. One key problem with bringing home work is that it means you might be in the same room as your children, but your mind is still at the office. Yet sixteen percent of working moms bring work home at least three days a week, while one in five brings it home every workday. Perhaps unsurprisingly, 24 percent of mothers cited work as having a negative impact on their relationships with their children.

How to make it work

Although raising children while holding a job outside of the home will always be a challenge, here are some steps you can take to ease the pressure of being a working mom.

1. Incorporate telecommuting into your workday. Many companies allow their employees to work from home one or more days per week, which is an easy way for you to spend more time in the morning and afternoon with your children rather than in standstill traffic. Check with your human resources department and employee manual to see if telecommuting is an option. Of course, to telecommute you should be self-disciplined and able to get your work done even though the boss isn't leaning over your shoulder.

2. Use one calendar for all appointments. If you have a conference scheduled for Monday morning, you're not going to be late to work. If your daughter has a soccer game Wednesday night, will you have the same determination to be there on time? Putting all of your appointments - whether they involve the office or the family - on one calendar makes it easier to avoid schedule conflicts and missing personal appointments. You'll also be able to notice if you're spending more time on work than on family with a quick glance at the calendar.

3. Make your family a priority. Although your family is the most important thing in your life, you might forget to show it. Devote your weekends and any free weekday evenings to family activities. Even if you can't plan a mid-week activity, make a quick phone call to your children to see how their school day went.

4. Take it easy. Work can become so hectic that you forget that you actually do like your job and the people around you. Leave some free time to relax and regroup between meetings so you don't stay in a constant state of stress. You'll be able to appreciate what you do and whom you work with. Also, keep evenings and weekends free of projects so you can rest and be completely recharged when you head back to the office.

5. Let others do their share. Make sure you're letting the people around you take on some responsibility. You might be tempted to do everything yourself, but you'll only stress yourself out. If you're a manager, delegating responsibility will ease your workload and allow your staff to develop their skills.

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Great Website For Personal Health Information Records

This site has downloadable forms to record your or your child(ren) medical record, medication, etc so in case of emergency & if you have an emergency you have all of the info ready for the Dr, nurses, or even EMT's. It is a great tool for firefighter if you put it into a plastic sleeve & put it on your fridge. They will check there if the patient is diabetic (meds in fridge, & med. record on the fridge).The site has 2 different forms 1 for children & 1 for adults.

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