02122016 Sandi Patty Fairwell Tour at the Pines Theatre Lufkin, TX, New Beginnings

Sandi Patty “Forever Grateful” Fairwell Tour Concert in Lufkin, Texas. Sandi Patty Concert Selfies ‪#‎forevergratefultour‬ – Melissa and Annette posing with Sandi Patty! ”
I remember the first time I play Sandi on a Contemporary Christian Music Show in Oklhaoma City.” Al
SandiPattyFarewellThePinesLufkinTx

NewBeginningsStartWithGod
Power Thought: “When God gives you a new beginning, it starts with an ending. Be thankful for closed doors. They often guide you to the right one!”

thankyouPrayerWorks: Prayer for Intervention  Please pray for our son RP to return to Jesus and for us to listen and obey the Lord For Him to give us wisdom on how to handle this very very difficult time in our life. We love our children no matter what just as Christ loves us and I know he loves our children even more than we do.

Story from PrayerWorks: Thanks to Prayer partners and God! Thank You God and thank you for your prayers, all of you that listen to this radio station and pray for us! Mary’s daughter is doing great! She has a job! Mary’s son got the promotion, makes more money now so he can keep his place and his car!

Twins Negotiating!

02112016 An Officer & a Gentle Young Soul, More Valentine Ideas, Sandi Patty Tonight

A Chance Encounter between an Officer and a Gentle Young Soul touches Eternity.

3rd HUGE LIST of Her Valentine’s Idea Starters:

  • Serving together. How my husband & I can serve together in our church, our community or somewhere locally.
  • I’d love to bring more “romance” into our marriage.
  • “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” -1 John 4:18
  • Most romantic thing he’s ever said to me.
  • What it really is that makes me “feel” loved?
  • Date night! What that means to me?
  • “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” -1 Corinthians 13:13
  • Yes I expect him to be home from work on time on Feb 14th
  • I can tell if he picked out this card at Hallmark vs at CVS 2 hours before he gave it to me.
  • Restoring the hope in my marriage. God can restore anything.

AmazingGraceMayYouAlwaysPower Thought:
Amazing Grace, May you always be… A Mind through which Christ thinks. A Heart through which Christ loves. A Voice through which Christ speaks. A Hand through which Christ helps.

thankyouPrayerWorks: Thank you Lord for Your favor: God, You have come through so many times and you have again! After being unemployed for so long you blessed me with the best job I’ve ever had… I pray that everyone, who are facing employment uncertainty come to know your provision the way me and my family have!

Events: Sandy Patty in ConcertFeb 11 (tonight) @ 7:00 pm @ The Pines Theater

  • The Pines Theater, 113 S. First St., Lufkin – 936-633-0349
  • http://www.cityoflufkin.com/pines/events_2016.htm
  • Be among the first people to see the WORLD PREMIERE of Sandi Patty’s farewell tour. Join us at The Pines Theater for a special dress rehearsal as World Vision Presents Sandi Patty —Forever Grateful. As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy® awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as The Voice. Sandi Patty is the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history, with 40 Dove Awards.
  • She was introduced to the world with her rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” during the rededication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986 and virtually overnight, she became one of the country’s best-loved performers.
  • Come join us and let your soul be renewed as we welcome back to Lufkin the incomparable Sandi Patty.

02102016 Valentine Ideas, Sandi Patty Concert

http://www.worshiphousemedia.com/mini-movies/25188/Thankful

2nd HUGE LIST of Valentine’s Idea Starters:

:)Matthew 22:37–39 – Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

–> Do Something to “Remember” your engagement. How he proposed? How did you feel?
–>Remember.” what “US” was like before you had the kids. Who were “WE”?
–>Remember,” what was your relationship together vs your relationship with the kids?

  • “When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew” – Shakespeare
  • I love it when he “shows” me he loves me.
  • God’s Word and how it fits into the dating & romance plans for our kids.
  • Our family is a different kind of love.
  • Love is protection. I protect my kids, the best I can, but ultimately they are in God’s hands.
  • I want to encourage my husband to be the spiritual leader of our household. I’m not sure how though.
  • Peace in our romance. Hope in our journey.
  • “Her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love.” -Shakespeare
  • “Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.” – Mark Twain.
  • “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” –Friedrich Nietzsche
  • I want a love that lasts forever. What do we have to do to break the cycle of just getting by?
  • I’d love our routine to have a little more surprises. (Maybe a little more romance)

Power Thought: “Always Remember No Matter How Useless You Feel, You Are Someones Reason To Smile!”

thankyouPrayerWorks: Thank you KSWP: I began listening 18 years ago. For personal reasons, I had to move my children to safety. I lived in an East Tex. Women Shelter for 3 months until the Lord Blessed me to make a down payment on a new home. The station kept me singing and my heart from fainting. Your station not only Blessed my life.. it saved my life. I thank God everyday and forever and ever. Amen.

Events: Sandy Patty in ConcertFeb 10 @ 7:00 pm @ The Pines Theater

  • The Pines Theater, 113 S. First St., Lufkin – 936-633-0349
  • http://www.cityoflufkin.com/pines/events_2016.htm
  • Be among the first people to see the WORLD PREMIERE of Sandi Patty’s farewell tour. Join us at The Pines Theater for a special dress rehearsal as World Vision Presents Sandi Patty —Forever Grateful. As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy® awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as The Voice. Sandi Patty is the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history, with 40 Dove Awards.
  • She was introduced to the world with her rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” during the rededication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986 and virtually overnight, she became one of the country’s best-loved performers.
  • Come join us and let your soul be renewed as we welcome back to Lufkin the incomparable Sandi Patty.

02092016 What is Nothing, 7 Things a Son Needs, PrayerWorks

Is Nothing Something or Just the Absence of Something?

  • What is Darkness? “The Absence of Light!”
  • What is Cold? “The Absence of Heat!”
  • What is Evil? “The Absence of God!”

As a child I remember Wile E Coyote doing his best to catch the Roadrunner.  Often, he would dig a hole only to have Roadrunner come and pick it up as if it were a black floppy disk.  That amazed me!!!  How can someone pick up a hole?!?  A hole is simply the absence of the ground.  You can make a hole disappear by filling it with dirt.  In the same way, darkness and cold can be driven from a room by light and heat.

If you feel as if your life is filled with darkness, your heart is cold, and you feel as if evil is attacking your soul, then drive those empty things from your life by filling your home with light, your heart with warmth and your soul with God!

7 Things a Son Needs from His Father

As a boy grows up, there will be many people who influence him and his development into adulthood. As a father, you want to be the main influence in this area. You are, and should be, his most important role model. Below are 7 things to help you be the best role model you can be in your son’s life. Go here for full Article.

  1. He needs you to love his mother.
  2. He needs to see you fail, not just succeed.
  3. He needs your servant leadership.
  4. He needs you to be present.
  5. He needs your love regardless of his choices.

Power Thought:
Life is either a daring Adventure or Nothing!

PrayerWorks: thankyouPassed License Test  Thank you GOD and every body who prayed for this!!!! my sister has passed her license test!!!!she is very happy and ready to step into the great health career she needed!!!!God continue to bless her! Bless us all and let us see your blessings every day. Thank you Jesus!!!!

Events Page: Sandy Patty in ConcertFeb 10 @ 7:00 pm @ The Pines Theater

  • The Pines Theater, 113 S. First St., Lufkin – 936-633-0349
  • For Tickets go here
  • Be among the first people to see the WORLD PREMIERE of Sandi Patty’s farewell tour. Join us at The Pines Theater for a special dress rehearsal as World Vision Presents Sandi Patty —Forever Grateful. As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy® awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as The Voice. Sandi Patty is the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history, with 40 Dove Awards.
  • She was introduced to the world with her rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” during the re-dedication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986 and virtually overnight, she became one of the country’s best-loved performers.
  • Come join us and let your soul be renewed as we welcome back to Lufkin the incomparable Sandi Patty.

02082016 Amazing Grace, Valentine Ideas, Sandy Patti in Concert

Phil Wickham – This Is Amazing Grace

Amazing Valentine:

“There are three things that amaze me—no, four things that I don’t understand:
how an eagle glides through the sky, how a snake slithers on a rock,
how a ship navigates the ocean, how a man loves a woman.”
~ Proverbs 30:18-19

HUGE LIST of Her Valentine’s Idea Starters:

  • Hope he is planning today and not waiting!
  • Your love language vs her love language (How the way you feel loved is different that the way she feels loved)
  • I wish we had more options for baby sitters!
  • Where’s the chocolate?
  • How about a day off from all my responsibilities? That would be awesome!
  • I want my husband/boyfriend to do something romantic. Hopefully his idea of romance is the same as mine.
  • I can’t remember the last time we had a quiet night without ANY kids.
  • I love surprises!
  • Chocolate supersedes any workout regimen or diet I had.
  • When was the last time be bought me flowers? Does he know my favorite?
  • Sometimes a card says it all. I love you.
  • Romance is fun. Mystery is even better.
  • I can’t believe he actually took the TIME to make me a Valentine card?
  • Remembering our love story. It started with us, before we became a family.
  • I love it when my husband puts me before all our “responsibilities.” It’s a nice surprise every once in a while
  • Relaxation = pampering :)
  • Valentines day is more than cards & candy. It’s a feeling that I’m special.
  • God’s love vs romantic love.

AmazingGraceMayYouAlwaysPower Thought:
Amazing Grace, May you always be… A Mind through which Christ thinks. A Heart through which Christ loves. A Voice through which Christ speaks. A Hand through which Christ helps.

thankyouPrayerWorks: Thank you Lord for Your favor: God, You have come through so many times and you have again! After being unemployed for so long you blessed me with the best job I’ve ever had… I pray that everyone, who are facing employment uncertainty come to know your provision the way me and my family have!

Events: Sandy Patty in ConcertFeb 10 @ 7:00 pm @ The Pines Theater

  • The Pines Theater, 113 S. First St., Lufkin – 936-633-0349
  • http://www.cityoflufkin.com/pines/events_2016.htm
  • Be among the first people to see the WORLD PREMIERE of Sandi Patty’s farewell tour. Join us at The Pines Theater for a special dress rehearsal as World Vision Presents Sandi Patty —Forever Grateful. As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy® awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as The Voice. Sandi Patty is the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history, with 40 Dove Awards.
  • She was introduced to the world with her rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” during the rededication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986 and virtually overnight, she became one of the country’s best-loved performers.
  • Come join us and let your soul be renewed as we welcome back to Lufkin the incomparable Sandi Patty.

02052016 Casting Crowns Video,

Just Be Held:
I’ve often thought that God’s love was like the ocean, and we’re the bottle that floats in it. We cast our cares on a note, we place it in the bottle, we seal it up, and we cast it into the waters. God then holds on to it and takes it where it needs to go.
In this metaphor, your cares are completely surrounded by God’s love. It’s as if His infinite water is holding on to you.
Are you willing to let go and let Him hold your cares? There may be deep trials, raging storms, and unseen dangers, but He’s still surrounding you, and He’ll deliver you where you need to go. ‘Just Be Held – Casting Crowns”

DreamNoExpirationDateBreathTryAgain
Power Thought:
Your Dream doesn’t have an Expiration Date. Take a Deep Breath, and Try Again.

thankyouPrayerWorks: He Never Fails  I am 28 years old and was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis about 2 years ago. I struggle with physical pain daily. Also, I am recently divorced with a 6 yr old boy… I strayed from my Faith and struggled with alcohol use. My mom was always one helping lead me back to my Faith. She never changes her radio station away from Christian Radio.  It spoke to me, and just moved me. It helped me bring God back to the center of my life. Now, on the hard days when I am in a lot of pain or just struggling, it is so encouraging and uplifting to hear this Christ-centered music!

Fast Food: After the debut last month of Cinnamon Bun flavored Oreos, it might seem overkill to add another new flavor this soon… or not!
Nabisco has announced they’ll be doing another limited run edition of cookies called Filled Cupcake Oreo. The new flavor is said to be like Hostess chocolate cupcakes with the cream filling, with the inside of the Oreo having a small circle of vanilla creme, surrounded by a bigger circle of chocolate creme.
The new Oreos will be in stores Monday, according to the NY Daily News.

Events Page: BABYPALOOZA – A Texas Sized Baby Shower!

  • Your donation of baby items will be greatly appreciated by the moms and dads who have the opportunity to earn them through participation in our programs.
  • Your gifts equip us with the tools we need to share the LOVE of Christ and be an Everyday Hero!
  • Pregnancy Help Center 936-632-9292

02042016 Flawless, Prayer Worked, Zika Virus, It’s Trendy, Crime Stoppers Run

Picture an assembly line of iPhones, with robots laying out all the electronics perfectly inside each case; with all their glass fronts untouched by human hands – not a smudge or a fingerprint to be found. What happens when one shows up with a defect? The software that runs the line deems it unworthy, and a robot picks it up and puts it in a reject pile.
Often our problem is that we think we’re in an assembly line, and we have to look flawless, just like we think the other people around us are. Maybe we don’t have to be flawless, but we at least compare ourselves to them. That’s the easiest way to feel down about yourself. You then kick yourself to the reject pile.
You are not assembly line creatures. We are “handcrafted” and as such, we have flaws. God sees this, and He picks us up. When He does, He rewrites our software so that we see ourselves as fearfully and wonderfully made. Once you realize that, you’re able to stay off of the assembly line of constant comparison.
So, what is your software – all your thoughts and feelings – telling you today? God sees you flawless through all your handcrafted beauty. Can you let Him rewrite you so that you can see that?

2ndCorinthians12_9Power Thought:
“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness!” 2 Corinthians 12:9

PrayerWorks: Prayer for Dad Worked – My Dad’s pacemaker surgery went off perfectly, and he is home, watching it a little, but getting back to his hard-working perky self again. Thank you for your prayers. Thanks be to Jesus.

(CNN) Things you need to know about Zika Virus: It’s a new mosquito-borne virus prompting worldwide concern because of an alarming connection to a neurological birth disorder and the rapid spread of the virus across the globe. World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan called it an “extraordinary event” & declaring it a public health emergency. The Zika virus, transmitted by the aggressive Aedes aegypti mosquito, has now spread to at least 29 countries.

  • What is Zika and why is it so serious? The Zika virus is a flavivirus, of the same family as yellow fever & West Nile. But unlike those viruses, there is no vaccine to prevent Zika or medicine to treat the infection.
  • How is Zika spread? It’s commonly transmitted when an Aedes mosquito bites a person with an active infection and then spreads the virus by biting others. Those people then become carriers during the time they have symptoms.
  • Where is the Zika virus now? According to the CDC and WHO, Zika has arrived in the United States, but only from travelers returning from these infected areas. The Zika virus is now being locally transmitted in Mexico, Samoa and South America.
  • What can you do to protect yourself against Zika? With no treatment or vaccine available, the only protection against Zika is to avoid travel to areas with an active infestation.
  • What’s being done to stop Zika? Researchers are hard at work in laboratories around the world trying to create a Zika vaccine.

At 25, It’s Trendy. At 65, It’s Distinguished. At 45, It’s The End Of The World: According to the New York Times, Millennial men are dying their hair gray for fashion purposes. We’ve seen this with young women, too. So we have young people going through extensive dyeing procedures to achieve what older people are trying to avoid. (New York Times)

It’s Hard Enough Making Sure Your iPhone Stays In Your Pocket: Police in the Philadelphia suburbs are asking the locals to be on the lookout for an item a woman lost while running: her gun. She lost it while on a run, and so far, it hasn’t turned up. You might say, well, who runs with a gun? But women are so prone to be attacked when alone and running, I can’t blame any female runner for being armed.

Events Calendar: Crime Stoppers Run 5K & 10K, Saturday, Feb 6 @ 7:00 am, at First Baptist Church of Lufkin

  • CHIP TIMED EVENT – Top Male – Top Female – Age Group Winners – Children’s Participatory Awards
  • Catch a Crook – Get a Prize: Officers will be dressed as crooks throughout the race. Catch one, grab their flag and you will get a prize at the end of the race.
  • Race Day Schedule: 7-7:45am- Packet pick up & late registration – 8am- Kids Run Start – 8:30am- 5K & 10K – start 10am- Awards
  • Register at http://www.onestoprace.com or at the event – Info at http://www.info@crimestoppersrun.com or visit http://www.crimestoppersrun.com