Conversation Starters for Sept. 30, 2015

SerinityprayerEncouraging Thought: God, Let me be content with who I am, what I have and where you are leading me. Help me to have a mindset of confidence, courage and thankfulness all day long! Amen

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)

Thought Provoking:
Several years ago… Scientist announced that there was water on Mars. Now, because they believe there is a gully in the soil so there must be running water. Thus a trip may be the only way to find the answer for sure…
So the question is… Do we need to go to Mars? (Make your comments below)

PrayerWorks Stories:
Praise, September 28, 2015 – My friend got more than one job offer, the same day I posted my prayer about him. Thank you guys!! Praise God, keeping trusting him, he’s awesome.
Home Inspection, September 23, 2015 Thank you for all your prayers! Home Inspection went well and our house is moving forward to seeing a sold sign.

Ever Need a Breakthrough?

When you see someone receiving a financial breakthrough or even a miracle healing, do you ever think, “What about me?” I believe that the story of the leper who came to Jesus must have asked the same question.
He must have heard or seen from a distance, since he was not permitted to be in public places by the law, how Jesus had healed the sick. So he had no doubt that Jesus could heal him, but he was not sure if Jesus would. He said to Jesus, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” (Matthew 8:2) He was confident of the power of God, but not the love of God for him.
Like the leper, maybe you don’t have a problem believing that God can give you your miracle, after all He is God. But you might wonder if He will do it for you. Jesus’ actions and answer to the leper settle this question! …He reached out His hand, touched the leper and said, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately, the leper was healed… Matthew 8:3
Jesus loves you this much too! The day that you come to know God’s love and believe that He desires for you to be blessed more than you want to be blessed is the day that you’ll receive your miracle! ~ Joseph Prince

Morning Stories 09222015

  • Power Thoughts to start the day:
    We… are like fragile clay jars containing a great treasure, which makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.” 2 Corinthians 4:7
  • “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6

Flower Girls tells her dad not to embarrass her! Dad, you don’t understand weddings at all!
JoJo is going to be in a wedding as the flower girl, but her main concern is that her dad will embarrass her. She tells her father, “You CAN’T call my name when I’m going to be walking down the aisle. No-one can call us, because we’re going to be busy walking down the aisle.” When her father asked if he could just yell “Princess!” instead, she threw up her hands and said, “No, because Dad, there will be lots of people sitting, and then they’re just going to hear us!” (Go Here for Video)

Stories from PrayerWorks
Thanks Lord, September 22, 2015
Thank you all for your prayers as our customer accepted our price! All the glory given to God!

I Love Listening You’re Like Family, August 14, 2015
I have been listening to KSWP since 1994 and its awesome and uplifting. Keep up the good work. Thank you so much. You are like my church family, my church group and my companion. Love you all.

Morning Stories 9/16/2015

 Power Thoughts:Breaking_through2

  • Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe. (NLT)
  • “God’s kingdom is breaking through, bit by bit. Recognize it, and wonder at it.” ~ Brant Hansen

Phone Calls:

  1. Kevin and I had a local police officer. Talking about how the people he works with at his local police department are committed to integrity. The police officers he works with all pursued the career because they truly wanted to serve & protect. This is a great call to honor local officers. (He ask to remain anonymous!)
  2. Should Christian’s unfriend unbelievers?

Stories from PrayerWorks

  • Prayer for Jason – He was airlifted to East Texas Medical Center-Tyler for treatment of his injuries. He was in an accident with an 18 wheeler. Thank you for your prayers for healing! (His family and friends)
  • God answered! Praise God! Our House is under contract! It’s only being on the market for 2 weeks. It’s also being sold to someone that happens to go to our church!
  • It is a miracle! Thank you! Many of you prayed for my son and my request that he would get help with his addiction. It is a miracle! He is willing to get help and he is now in the process of detoxing at a treatment center. I know without the Lord and prayer this never would have happened! Thank you and God bless you for supporting us in prayer!!!
  • To submit a Prayer, Go Here! To submit a Story of Praise, Go Here!

Good Friends (that’s you!),

Al and Kevin

Sept 15, 2015 Odd and Ends







Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. This new production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.Joseph-Amazing-Coat-DramaFilled with unforgettable songs: including “Go Go Go Joseph”, “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door”, it is a timeless story of victory over obstacles that encourages us all. Half-price tickets will be offered for youth 17 and under. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph” “A brilliant celebration of words, music and color.”

Angelina Co. Sheriff’s Office Offers Active Gun Training for Churches: Recent shootings across the country have made the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office move into action to help local churches. Next week, the law enforcement agency will be holding an active shooter training for places of worship on how to handle active shooter situations. The event is next Thursday and starts at 10 a.m. at the convention center in downtown Lufkin. It is free for all churches but you must RSVP early by calling the sheriff’s office. (KTRE News)

Make a joyful noise! Sunday afternoon, The Inspirational Praise Sing-Off will raise praise and worship to an all new level as our community fills the George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center with beautiful and joyful sounds. Teams of vocal talent from all over our community will create an event that you don’t want to miss. Mark your calendar for this spectacular Sunday! Be sure to arrive an hour early to see the Inspirational Praise Dancing from 1:00pm-1:45pm.

Stories from PrayerWorks

  • Answered Pray, 09/09/2015 -Thanks to everyone that prayed for me. I got a job better than I had. I am going to be helping Families with Domestic Violence. Something I never thought of doing, but the Lord new what I enjoyed doing and that is helping people. Keep the Faith even when you can’t see an answer the Lord is Faithful.
  • His word is alive, 09/10/2015 – When I sing (or listen to) God’s word, I am so much more free in my spirit. The enemy’s crew cannot come in, when we have God abiding there. His word is alive, powerful and is willing. I will Bless you as I can. I thank all who volunteer or otherwise just work at KSWP or KAVX. I have your stations on my prayer list daily. God Bless all from an 80 years young gal.
  • Awesome Radio Station, 09/11/2015 – Don’t know what I would do without KSWP in my life and the encouragement it brings to me. Praise the Lord and Thank You Jesus!

Your Privacy Protected But Do You Feel Safe: A federal appeals court just ruled that the Patriot Act does not allow the National Security Agency’s vast collection of millions of Americans’ phone records. The Patriot Act was put in place after the 9/11 attacks to allow for broad government surveillance tools to combat terrorism. The court decided to not stop the program and sent the case back to a lower court, suggesting that the lower court wait for Congress to debate the law, as parts of the Patriot Act are set to expire June 1.


Happy Birthday KSWP, 30 Years!

Happy Birthday KSWP, 30 Years!

0824sec-30years-birthday-kswp30 years ago KSWP held its first Shareathon. Things were much different back then. Music was on records and programs were on cassette tapes.

30 YEARS ago at KSWP

This is what it look like in 1985 at KSWP.

The equipment needs would have been things like a new turntable or an office chair. The station broadcast with only 383 watts and operated 18 ½ hours a day.

And the budget? It was less than $4,000. Now it takes $71,000 to operate the ministry each month!

30 years later the needs have increased as turntables and cart machines gave way to computers, satellite, and the Internet.

And instead of 1 Christian radio station, you have a choice between 2 – both on the air 24/7 and heard not only on a radio but also pc’s, ipads, iphones, and android devices.

30 years have changed a lot of things at KSWP… including in 1998 KSWP welcoming sister station KAVX on the air with Teaching, Talk and Worship music. Plans are in place to expand to other Christian formats for reaching more people for Christ!

Your involvement in what the ministry does! There are hundreds of people, just like you, involved in praying, volunteering, listening, supporting and playing with us everyday!

From the first day KSWP signed on prayer plays a vital role in everyday at KSWP. PrayerWorks revitalizes thousands of you each year. “Connecting You to a Real and Loving God.” It’s more than a catchy phrase, it’s the mission at KSWP & KAVX. The Ministry is committed to praying for you & your family’s needs! The PrayerWorks Krew look forward to reading your post on the “Stories” page that your prayers were answered!

KSWP plays Contemporary Christian Music for Your Family 24 hours a day, everyday of the year! You can listen at 90.9 on your radio dial, online at or via the KSWP app!

We look forward to many more years of ministry and great stories of what God has done in your life through KSWP! Tell your story at PrayerWorks now!

Al Ross
Success Nourishes Hope!

When You Want to Run Away

Joshua+23+8You want to know one of the worst feelings in the world? Feeling stuck. Sometimes when you look at the next 5 minutes, 5 hours, 5 days and all you can see are the same hard patterns being repeated over and over and over.

You try to give yourself a little pep rally of sorts and tap into that Pollyanna girl that’s inside me somewhere. But Pollyanna isn’t there.

It is just a season. A season that will come and go.

One step at a time. With the full assurance God is okay with you even when you are not okay with you.

The Scriptures say, “hold fast” to the Lord.

This isn’t how it’s going to be forever. Though your circumstances may not change today, your outlook surely can. And if your mind can rise above, your heart gets unstuck.

Beat The Monday Blues and Make Monday’s Awesome

Ways to make Monday’s AWESOME If you have the Monday Blues most weeks, then this is not something you should laugh off or just live with. It’s a significant sign that you are unhappy at work and you need to fix it or move on and find another job. Take time to identify the problem and clarifying what is bothering you then try to be active in finding solutions.

  • Prepare for Monday on Friday. Leave yourself as few dreadful tasks as possible on Friday afternoon. If you do have any unpleasant tasks awaiting your attention Monday morning, get them done as early as possible so that you don’t spend the rest of the day procrastinating or “feeling as if there’s a black cloud hanging over your
  • Make a list of the things you’re excited about. Sunday evening, list of three things you look forward to at work that week. If you can’t think of three things you look forward to, that might be an indication that you need to make some changes.”
  • Get enough sleep and wake up early. Go to bed a little early on Sunday night waking up an extra 15 to 30 minutes early on Monday morning. Have a little “me” time.
  • Dress for success. Dress up use Monday as the day to wear your favorite new outfit.
  • Be positive. Take time to recognize and appreciate the things that you enjoy about work.
  • Make someone else happy. Vow to do something nice for someone as soon as you get to work
  • Keep your Monday schedule light. Keep your Monday schedule as clear as possible. This will help you to come into Monday with more ease
  • Have a post-work plan.  Your day shouldn’t just be about trudging through to get it over with, but about looking forward to something. Make Monday a special day where you get to do something you enjoy at the end.