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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Have Dessert, Has God ever Tested You, Cute Video – Twins Chat,

Power Thoughts
1. “Did you know stressed is desserts spelt backwards … so just eat some chocolate and relax “
2. “Your success is determined by who you chose to believe or ignore.” Facebook posted from Tammy
3. “There is a choice you make in everything you do, and in the end, the choice you make, MAKES YOU. We all are the sum of the choices each of us has made.”

The Good Friends Question of the Day:   Has God ever tested your faith when it comes to giving? What happened? Please Like Comment & Share! – or call 1-800-944-8443!

6 Extreme Saving Tips You Can Use Now: Here are six ways you can start saving while also improving your quality of life.

  • Don’t spend more than $30 on any item of clothing. While you’ll probably need to make some exceptions, such as for a winter jacket, the vast majority of your wardrobe can be purchased on the cheap. Estimated savings: $200 a month or more.
  • Party at home. Game nights have soared in popularity recently instead of an expensive night out on the town invite people over for potlucks which means you get to spend time with friends for a fraction of the cost . Estimated savings: $100 a month and up.
  • Give coupons instead of gifts.  Giving the gift of your time in the form of a coupon to take your mom to a museum, or out for tea, can be far more meaningful than buying that cashmere sweater. Estimated savings: $25 a month or more.
  • Substitute fancy dinners with cheap date nights. Dining by candlelight at the most exclusive restaurant in town might seem romantic, but the bill can put a damper on those loving feelings. Instead, try these ideas: Sketch portraits of each other. Take dance lessons. Have a picnic. Go to a lecture or performance at your local college. Watch a model rocket launch. Estimated savings: $200 a month and up.
  • Turn your freezer into your very own “fast-food restaurant.” Make their own breakfast, lunch, and dinners and rarely eat out. Estimated savings: $400 a month and up.
  • Eat before you go to restaurants. Snack before meeting up with friends at night so you can bypass the pricey entrees at restaurants, opting for cheaper appetizers instead. Estimated savings: $100 a month or more.
  • With these techniques, you’ll have fun hosting parties, holding cheap date nights, and inventing new meals and gift coupons, while putting a lot more money in the bank. Total Savings: At least $1,000 a month.

Twin baby boys have a conversation. This is part 2.

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2011 in Your Good Friends

 

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Need Prayer…God Hears

We have the privilege to talk with God every day for you and many others. Our Father longs to talk with us.
The Scriptures say, “Then you will call upon Me, go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 12:12
If you have something on your heart, let us know. or like, share or comment here.

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2011 in Your Good Friends

 

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Overcoming Challenges, Prayer Calendar, Chicken or Beef, Li’L Help, Cover Tune Grab Bag

Power Thought:

  1. “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln
  2. “Challenges are what makes life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
  3. “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lessons afterward.” – Vernon Law

Sharathon Prayer Calendar:

  • Morning KREW Volunteers – Day 1
  • $56,000 for generators – A voice of hope – Listeners need disaster information, emergency resources and ministry opportunities during and after a hurricane or an emergency. Institutional generators, required by the FCC, keep the stations communicating vital information to the
    community. This infrastructure investment will serve for decades.
  • Prayer from Prayer Works…God Hears

Good Friends Question of the Day: Chicken or Beef??? Like, Share and Comment or call 800-944-8443.

Could we get a “Li’l help?? If you love the station, could you tell us why? We have a phone number set up for today: 800-944-8443.
Just leave a message about what you love about the station (Both KSWP and KAVX are listener-supported, and we want to encourage people to support them.) Thanks TONS for doing this, if you get a minute!

MercyMe “Cover Tune Grab Bag” aka The Rock & Worship Roadshow 2011 presents “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.” Please Like, Share and Comment.

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2011 in Your Good Friends

 

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The Lord says,

“I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. ~ Psalm 91-14-15.

When death, destruction or despair comes calling…When Life throws you a curve you didn’t expect…God says, He will be there for you. You are safe and not alone. Wow, that’s just plain awesome!

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Posted by on March 29, 2011 in Your Good Friends

 

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Dream Big, Tell us your faith story, Pray for the stations today, Benefits of Gardening

Power Thoughts
1. “It’s good to dream big because you can only go as far as you’re willing to dream.”
2. “For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
3. “A philosopher and holocaust survivor once said, “God is in control of our lives and our circumstances, even when we are not.”

The Good Friends Question of the Day: Has God ever asked you to do something you had to step out on faith to do?  If so how did it turn out? Please Like Comment & Share! – or call 1-800-944-8443!

Today’s Prayer Focus:
Pray for 5 large leadership gifts of $10,000 or more
Station Intercessor, Karen
Weekend Personality, Tiki

4 Surprising Benefits of Gardening: You may garden just for fun, but you’re also protecting your mental and physical health, too. Fight diabetes, osteoporosis, and other ailments with a pack of seeds and a garden hoe. Spring’s here and it’s getting warm enough in most of the country to start prepping your backyard garden with peas, lettuces, and spring flowers. If the idea of digging in the dirt has never much appealed to you, consider this: A growing number of studies are finding improved mental and physical health benefits of gardening that extend far beyond the obvious rewards of exercise and fresh air.

#1: Improve your satisfaction with life. It’s hard not to enjoy life when you’re surrounded by flowers, vegetables, and all the wildlife they attract—and now there’s science to back that up. A study asked 298 older adults how they would rate their “zest for life,” levels of optimism, and overall resolution and fortitude and found that gardeners had significantly higher scores in all those areas than non-gardeners.  Antidepressant use among adults over 65 has nearly tripled since the 1980s, gardening could be be as useful as Prozac for warding off the blues in our aging population.

#2: Lower your osteoporosis risk. It’s probably no surprise that gardening, and all the physical activity that goes along with it, leads to weight loss and better overall physical health. But that physical activity can improve your bones as well. Researchers found that women involved in yard work and other types of gardening exercises had lower rates of osteoporosis than joggers, swimmers, and women who did aerobics.

#3: Lower your diabetes risk. One of the primary components of managing diabetes is getting enough physical exercise. Active gardeners easily get more than the recommended 150 minutes per week of exercise. And if you grow food in your garden, you have another diabetes-management tool at your disposal: fresh produce.

#4: Better sleep. The mental health benefits of gardening are so strong that a field of medicine called horticultural therapy has been developed to help people who have psychiatric disorders deal with their conditions. Studies of people with dementia and anxiety have found that gardening helps calm their agitation, leading to better sleep patterns and improved quality of their rest. There’s no reason the rest of us won’t benefit, too. Researchers found that people who use gardening as a coping strategy for stressful life situations. The less we’re all stressed out, the better we’ll sleep.

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2011 in Your Good Friends

 

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Free

…because you belong to Him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. ~ Romans 8:2 Like, Share and Comment please.

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2011 in Your Good Friends

 

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Have Faith, What is your favorite book?, Today’s Prayer Focus, Awards Nomination Open, Lost Money

Power Thoughts

  • “Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.”
  • “Sharing what you have is more important than what you have.”
  • “Prayer reaches out in love to a dying world and says ‘I care’.”

The Good Friends Question of the Day: Other than the BIBLE – Whats your favorite book? Please Like Comment & Share! – or call 1-800-944-8443!

Today’s Prayer Focus:
1. Station Intercessor, Brenda
2. KREW Leader, Shelly
3. Office Volunteers – Day 3

Nominations Open for Community Impact Awards: KSWP, KAVX and community leaders from both Lufkin and Nacogdoches announced the creation of a new set of awards for Deep East Texas individuals and organizations.

The Community Impact Awards-East Texas will recognize a local nonprofit organization, volunteer, business and philanthropist during an event in October.

Nomination forms are available at ciaetx.com and at the KSWP/KAVX studios in Lufkin. Nomination forms are due by Friday, July 15.

“East Texas is blessed by local leaders who selflessly serve others,” Al Ross, president and general manager of the two stations, said in a statement released at the luncheon. “The Community Impact Awards provides an opportunity for people to recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond what’s expected to help our community.” (Lufkin Daily News)

Unclaimed Money: Ways to Claim Your Cash: Billions of dollars. That’s the amount of unclaimed money in the United States waiting to be given back to the rightful owners. The money includes forgotten apartment security deposits, uncashed overtime checks and lost insurance refunds, and it’s sitting there, waiting for you. BusinessBanks and other businesses are required to turn unclaimed money over to the states for safekeeping. The 50 states plus the District of Columbia have set up a free website you can use to see whether there are any forgotten funds in your name.  Click HERE to see extra tips for how to search for missing money.  It’s important to check every state where you have lived. And every name you’ve ever lived under.

The Treasury Department: The Treasury Department has billions of dollars worth of savings bonds that have matured and aren’t earning interest anymore but haven’t been cashed in by the owners. A website is available.
Banks: Bank deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., and if you didn’t collect your money when the bank went under, the FDIC holds that money for you. For failed credit unions, the National Credit Union Association does the same thing.
Tax Refunds: The IRS lets you search by social security number and the amount you are owed. If your refund was returned by the post office, you’ll be able to update your address and claim it.
Miscellaneous Money: Free website, www.unclaimed.org or  www.missingmoney.com.
Other areas for recovered money includes; Lost Life Insurance Policies, Misplaced Pensions (Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporations website), Lost 401(k)s from when people leave a job.

Thursday hosted a luncheon for dozens of community leaders from both Lufkin and Nacogdoches to announce the creation of a new set of awards for Deep East Texas individuals and organizations.Christian stations KSWP and KAVX have opened up the nomination process for the Community Impact Awards-East Texas, which will recognize a local nonprofit organization, volunteer, business and philanthropist during an event in October.

“East Texas is blessed by local leaders who selflessly serve others,” Al Ross, president and general manager of the two stations, said in a statement released at the luncheon. “The Community Impact Awards provides an opportunity for people to recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond what’s expected to help our community.”

Nomination forms are available at kswp.org, kavx.org and at the KSWP/KAVX studios in Lufkin. Nomination forms are due by Friday, July 15.

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2011 in Your Good Friends

 

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