I don't know about you, but for Heather and me, summertime is porch time! We eat our meals there listening to the birds chattering at the feeder; we relax there in the evening and watch the fireflies blinking in the trees. Any opportunity finds us either sitting on the porch together, or Heather tending to her flowers that decorate it. These simple pleasures bring peace to our summer days, all the while in the back of our mind knowing that all too soon the busyness of back-to-school season will begin.
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As we turn the calendar to December, we’ll be turning on the Christmas music here on Your Voice of Hope! As usual, there’s no shortage of new Christmas music (and some remade classics) as you celebrate the birth of Jesus! While you may not be familiar with the name Jordan Janzen, you’ve certainly heard his voice before. Jordan is from the Canadian band The Color, and he’s recently released his first single as a solo artist called “You Can Let Go.”
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As we turn the calendar to December, we’ll be turning on the Christmas music here on Your Voice of Hope! As usual, there’s no shortage of new Christmas music (and some remade classics) as you celebrate the birth of Jesus! While you may not be familiar with the name Jordan Janzen, you’ve certainly heard his voice before. Jordan is from the Canadian band The Color, and he’s recently released his first single as a solo artist called “You Can Let Go.”
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I don't know about you, but for Heather and me, summertime is porch time! We eat our meals there listening to the birds chattering at the feeder; we relax there in the evening and watch the fireflies blinking in the trees. Any opportunity finds us either sitting on the porch together, or Heather tending to her flowers that decorate it. These simple pleasures bring peace to our summer days, all the while in the back of our mind knowing that all too soon the busyness of back-to-school season will begin.
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Recently, I was giving a tour of the studios to a young couple. As we wrapped up, I was asked a two-part question: what is your greatest joy in radio ministry, and what is your greatest challenge? What great questions! It only took me a second to come up with my greatest joy: connecting with our listeners. Feedback, comments, and encouragement from listeners reminds me that what we say on the air matters more than we know!
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Despite the way things look at times in the world, we have much to be thankful for! A relatively quiet hurricane season is coming to a close, and we will soon see the temperatures moderating just a bit. As Thanksgiving approaches, we are blessed to have you as a part of our extended family. Your faithful commitment to the mission of WIVH has allowed us to share the message of hope, love, and salvation through the airwaves, and for that we are truly thankful!
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I love the church! When I say that, I don't mean I love MY church, I mean I love the "Big C" church. The Bible talks about Christ loving the church so much that he gave himself for it (Ephesians 5:25-32). That's a lot of love! It's a love that doesn't come easy to us, but neither is it optional for us. So many people criticize the church when really they are criticizing individuals in the church. Pastors often feel this criticism deeply because it can feel like a personal attack, even if it's not–I know because I have the privilege of meeting regularly with these undershepherds who express their desire to "shepherd the flock... as God would have (them)... being examples to the flock,” (1 Peter 5:1-2).
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It’s Dove Awards time! On October 17, the sold-out 54th annual Dove Awards will take place in Nashville, Tennessee, airing exclusively on TBN and the TBN app on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 8 PM and 10 PM. While I typically write about all the new music forthcoming on WIVH, let’s take a look back at the past year, and I’ll try to predict what artists and songs will be bringing home an award. While you may not be familiar with the name Jordan Janzen, you’ve certainly heard his voice before. Jordan is from the Canadian band The Color, and he’s recently released his first single as a solo artist called “You Can Let Go.”
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