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March 23, 2015

Today's Powerverse is Mark 14:33 and proves that Jesus knows and cares when we go through rough times. He did! "Jesus took Peter, James, and John with him, and he began to be very sad and troubled."

 

Today's Monday Morning Chuckle Jim Gaffigan shares about the Breakfast food from Heaven......BACON!

 

At times it can be extremely hard to keep your little ones occupied. Here are five simple ways to keep your toddler busy. 1. play dough 2. finger painting 3. gardening 4. baking parties and 5. reading. 


 

 

March 20, 2015

Today’s Powerverse can be found in Colossians 2:13-14, “God forgave all your sins. He cancelled the debt, which listed all the rules we failed to follow.”


J103 would like to thank everyone who contributed to Share-a-thon this week. Thank you for helping us continue shining the light. We are also praying for our listeners.


Spring is finally here. Is it safe to say that your toes are out now? Hope you have your pedicures scheduled!

 

Looking to fix up your rental home in a affordable way. A recent article suggests replacing cabinet knobs, painting the cabinets and walls, adding vinyl flooring, replacing your old sink and replacing light fixtures. These simple things will make your home look better and you can take the items with you when you move.

 

March 13, 2015

Today’s Powerverse comes from Luke 12:31, “Seek God’s kingdom, and all the other things you need will be given to you.” Have you ever been thankful for an “unanswered prayer”?

 

It’s Pastor’s Wife Appreciation Month. What is it about your Pastor’s wife that makes her wonderful?

 

We’re all familiar with Peeps, the marshmallow chick-shaped treats, that emerge in abundance the closer it gets to Easter. But did you know that there are now three milk flavors that are  “Peeps” infused. The flavors come in marshmallow, chocolate marshmallow, and Easter eggnog. There have been mixed reviews about it and maybe it’s a little bit too much for milk, but it doesn’t hurt to try!

 

 

 

March 12, 2015

Today’s Powerverse is from Romans 6:22, “Now you are free from sin and have become slaves of God. This brings you a life that is only for God, and this gives you life forever.”


A man in Georgia has been sentenced to 10 years of probation after spending part of a $30,000 check that was accidentally deposited into his bank account. The check was intended for another man with the same name. If the bank makes an error in your favor, do you report it or not?

 

The Tennessee Aquarium welcomed new guests this weekend: the American alligator. The next time you visit the aquarium you will be able to see 13 male American alligators in the new Alligator Bayou exhibit. Also there will be anew presentation station that will allow guests to come in close contact with other wetland creatures such as an owl and Virginia opossum. 

 

 

 

 

March 9, 2015

Today's Power verse is Matthew 6:10 "May your kingdom come and what you want be done, here on earth as it is in heaven." If, this week, we were to actually let God's will be done in our life-what would we have to do?

 

An elementary school in New York has decided that they will no longer be giving their students homework. Instead of homework, they want the children spend their free time playing and reading. Studies done by the school showed that sending elementary school kids home with homework is a waste of time and would not help them in their current and future learning situations. Several parents were upset about the change.

 

Ringling Bros will be getting rid of their elephant acts starting in 2018. The decision was made because many people became concerned with how the animals were being treated. Another reason the company is getting rid of the elephants is because several cities and countries have passed anti-circus and anti-elephant ordinances. They will continue having the elephants as part of their shows for another 3 years. Ringling Bros will be in Chattanooga March 19-22 at the UTC McKenzie Arena.

 

Chattanooga is planning to add a $20 million development to the Riverwalk. This will consist of 29 single-family homes and 20 three-story townhouses and a three-story mixed-use building.   

 

The company behind the Snuggie has agreed to pay $8 million to settle charges brought against them. The FTC said that the company promised customers buy one get one free snuggies, but ended up charging a high processing and handling fee to make up for the "free" snuggie. 

 

Today's Monday Morning Chuckle-in honor of the world famous "Snuggie!"


 

 

 

March 6, 2015

Today's Power verse reminds us of the cost Jesus paid so we could have a relationship with our Heavenly Father: "Jesus was "not guilty, but he suffered for those who are guilty to bring you to God." 1 Peter 3:18

 

Update on "Tanja's Law": Originally, it would make killing a police dog the same as murdering a human. It has been scaled back a bit. The Bill as it is being voted on now: depending on if it was intentional or not, penalty of intentinoally causing physical harm to a law enforcement animal or killing the animal is punishable from 12 months-five years and a fine of $5,000-$20,000

 

Major League Bseball introduces a new way for the game to "speed up". This will make the game more appealing to viewers at home and will hopefully generate more fans. Batters must keep one foot in the batters box at all time and there is a new clock that gives pitchers only a certain amount of time to warm up. 

 

The U.S. is running out of room to store cheap oil. The extra crude is flowing into storage tanks in Oklahoma. Oil could fall all the way to $20 a barrel instead of $50. The national average of gas is $2.44 currently, which is $1.02 cheaper than last year. If this keeps up, the price of crude and gas would be sent plummeting.  

 

 

 

March 5, 2015

Today's Power verse is Matthew 11:28 "Come to me, all you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest." What do you think the following statement means: "If Jesus is one of many options, he is no option?"

 

Please join us at J103 in praying for Mark of Casting Crowns as they will remove one of his kidneys next Wednesday which they're 90% sure is cancerous. For more updates, follow Casting Crowns on Facebook or Mark Hall on twitter here: https://twitter.com/markhallcc

 

A Bradley County woman died Wednesday after trying to save her pets in a fire. 88-year-old Anna Matthews was cooking in her apartment when a fire began to break out. She was able to escape, but returned inside to try to save her pets. She was found and taken to the hospital and put on a ventilator and taken off of it on Sunday. She died on Wednesday morning. 

 

Peyton Manning signed a contract to return to the Denver Brancos fot his 18th season in the NFL. He went back, but agreed on a $4 million pay cut, taking his salary from $19 million to $15 million. He will make up that pay cut through team incentives, so it wont be a big deal. 

 

 

 

March 4, 2015

Today's Power verse is Luke 22:27 "Who is more important: the one sitting at the table or the one serving? You think the one at the table is more important, but I am like a servant among you." Jesus knelt to wash away the filth of our life, what is our response to such love?

 

Barehanded baseball is coming to Chattanooga. Barehanded baseball is vintage baseball, like that played in 1864. Two old teams are coming back to life here in Chattanooga. Anyone can play and there are still a few spots left on the teams. If you are interested in playing visit Tennesseevintagebaseball.com. 

 

Happy Birthday to J103. Exactly 20 years ago today J103 came to life as we know it. We are very thankful for our listeners and partners that have continued to support us over the years. We couldn't have made it this far without you. 

 

 

 

March 3, 2015

 

Today’s Power Verse is Hebrews 4:16, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” How do we daily invite God to be the King of our lives?

 

Free Pancake Day at IHOP sounds great right? But did you know that for the past 10 years that IHOP has been doing this, they have also asked for donations for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals? And every year, people donate and that’s why the fundraiser has brought in $13 million for the Children’s Miracle Network. Last year, local IHOPS raise over $14,000. So not only can you enjoy free pancakes but you can enjoy them knowing that you’re helping children in need.

 

 

Today I had the opportunity to talk with Chris Tomlin. He shared about his most recent album, Love Ran Red; touring, his family, and his experience as a worship leader at Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

 

 

March 2, 2015

Today's Power Verse is Matthew 5:16 "You should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and will praise your Father in heaven."


Today's Monday Morning Chuckle Michael Jr talks about finding humor in one of his first jobs.

 

Don't forget to call in in the mornings to try to win a milk and cookie break for your office. If you can tell my why you deserve a break, I will deliever Girl Scout Cookies and milk to your workplace. 

 

 

 

February 27, 2015

Today’s we have one of those Power Verses that our whole eternal life “hangs on”, Ephesians 2:5, “You have been saved by God’s grace.” God has given us new life in Christ! It didn’t cost us anything- it cost Him everything!


Here’s a question that I asked on the show today for you parents out there, have you ever had one of those days/weeks recently where you felt like you didn’t get ANYTHING done and yet, in reality, you accomplished “what really mattered”? What was it?

 

Start expecting new music this summer to be released on Fridays instead of Tuesdays.

 

This weekend I am going to wear a shirt that says “Life” and I’m going to stand on a corner downtown and hand out lemons! So look for me downtown this weekend!

 

 

February 26, 2015

Today's Power Verse is "The rich and poor are alike in that the Lord made them all." Proverbs 22:2


Chattanooga is in the top 20 coolest towns in the US. Coming in at number 12. Why is Chattanooga so cool? Chattanooga is a place for many outdoor activities. The article talks about all the cliffs, creeks, waterfalls, and year-round climbing and whitewater paddling. 

 

 

 

February 25, 2015

Today's Power Verse is John 1:46 "Nathaniel said to Philip, "Can anything good come from Nazareth?" Philip answered. "Come and see." Who are the people you know who have been changed by God's touch?

 

How important is winning it all? Two TN girl's basketball teams have been disqualified from the state tournament because both teams tried to lose their match-up so they could have a better chance in the brackets. Each team even replaced their starters with players that had little to no playing experience. They tried to hard to lose that the refs even threatened to forfeit each team. 


The Chien Hong School of Kung Fu will celebrate Year of the Goat Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Creative Discovery Museum. The museum will open at 10 a.m. and starting at noon, guests can make fried rice, make paper lanterns, read books, and make paper lions. At 1 and 3 p.m. the Dance Troup will perform. There will also be a martial arts performance at 2 p.m. For more information call 423-756-2738 or visit www.cdmfun.com.


February 24, 2015

 

Today’s Power Verse comes from Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God.”  I can’t remember the last time I sat down, was quiet and focused on God for longer than 20 minutes. How about you?

 

Winter Jam is swiftly approaching. Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the McKenzie Arena. $10 for 10 bands including Skillet, Jeremy Camp, and Family Force 5!

 

With the increase of snow in the Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia, the school systems have been closed. Sure, the kids are excited about that but the parents?- eh- not so much. It’s stressful trying to decide who is going to stay home with the kids or trying to find a babysitter. For single parent homes, it’s probably even more stressful. If you’re a parent, how have you been adjusting to the change in school schedule?

 

Be sure to check out JRadio Hits on your Android device on iPhone for artists like Family Force 5, Lecrae or Owl City!

 

 

February 23, 2015

Today's Power Verse is "Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it." Hebrews 11:1 How are you exercising faith right now?

 

Today's Monday Morning Chuckle-Tim Hawkins shares about how much he and his wife love movies.

 

Eddie Murphy was asked by SNL to do a sketch mocking Bill Cosby for the allegations brought against him. Murphy told SNL that he would not take part in that. "He will not kick a man when he is down." SNL then found someone to play the part and the sketch still went on. 

 

Who wants a Girl Scout cookie break for their work place tomorrow? Every morning we are giving away a Girl Scout cookeis and milk to the first caller to tell me why you deserve a cookie break. 

 

 

 

February 20, 2015

Today's Power Verse is John 9:31 "We all know that God does not listen to sinners, but he listens to anyone who worships and obeys him." Is God hearing you today?

 

Join us tonight as we celebrate 20 years of 'Shining the Light' at  The UTC Mckenzie Arena with the Rock & Worship Roadshow! Artists include: MercyMe, Crowder, Matt Maher, Jamie Grace, Tedashii, Group 1 Crew and more. We hope to see you there! You don't need any tickets in advance, just $10 at the gate. 

 

 

 

February 19, 2015

Today’s Power Verse comes from John 9:31- “ We all know that God does not listen to sinners, but he listens to anyone who worships and obeys him.” – Is God hearing you today?

 

The Delta Queen riverboat has been sold and will be set to sail to Louisiana in March, where it will be repaired and hopefully be returned back to American waterways by 2016. The riverboat was originally an overnight passenger vessel in 1927 that carried passengers between Sacramento, California and San Francisco. The Delta Queen has been in Chattanooga serving as a bar, restaurant and hotel since 2008 and has sparked many political debates. People wanted it moved to a different location and even the mayor wanted it “evicted” back in 2013. Now that Cornel Martin, a businessman from New Orleans has purchased the Delta Queen, $7 million will go towards preparing her to set sail.

 

Bacon lovers can enjoy bacon on a whole new level as local meat shops offer more varieties of bacon. Dipped Fresh, located in Coolidge Park offers chocolate and caramel dipped bacon. They also offer chocolate covered strawberries sprinkled with bacon, if you’re looking for something “healthy”. 

 

 

 

February 18, 2015

Today's Power Verse is Matthew 6:26 "Look at the birds in the air. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them." How has God provided for you lately?


This morning I talked about things that my kids have gotten the opportunity to do that I never did. We all want the best for our kids because we love them. When I think about what my kids have gotten to do that I haven't, I get a bit jealous. I think about how my two oldest got the chance to live on campus when they went off to college. Think about what your kids have gotten to do that you might be a little envious. 


Congratulations to Coach Mark Mariakis on becoming the assistant coach job at CCS. He is among the most respected coaches in the area for his ability to build a football program. He build an amazing team at Ridgeland High School and will take his talent for coaching to CCS to help out on special teams and defense.  

 

 

 

February 17, 2015

Today's Power Verse is "I did this as an example so that you should do as I have done for you." John 13:15. What actions of Jesus would you currently most want to imitate?


This morning I talked about a story of how a dog in Iowa went missing form home and ended up outside of the hospital where his owner was recovering form surgery. The dog was able to sniff its way two miles away from home to find her owner. Think about your dog. Could your dog find it's way back home to you? 

 

 

 

February 16, 2015

Today's Power Verse is Matthew 5:3 "Those people who know they have great spiritual needs are happy because the kingdom of heaven belongs to them."

 

There are about 30 million Facebook pages that belong to users that have passed away. Sometimes people treat these pages as a memorial for their deceased loved ones. Before, loved ones could not access these pages, but Facebook has recently changed that. Facebook is now giving users the opportunity to pick someone who can manage their account after they die. What would you like to see happen to your Facebook page when you pass away?


Today's Monday Morning Chuckle features Jim Gaffigan talking about everyone's favorites doughnuts! 

 

 

February 13, 2015

Today's Power Verse: "Those who try to keep their lives will lose them. But those who give up their lives will save them." Luke 17:33. So, currently, are you “saving” or “losing” your life.


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! What is the most “off the wall” thing you have received or given for Valentine’s Day?

 

 Also on the show today I asked how you would encourage an engaged couple to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Some good ideas included “recreating their first date or meeting”, “enjoying each others presence by shutting the world away” – meaning no electronics!- and “going to a concert or the movies”.


As we celebrate love, we also remember that we are taught to love one another as Christ loved us. A 15 year old young man was getting ready for his first job interview for Chick-Fil-A and was looking for clip-on ties. He was shopping at Target and was approached by an employee for help and he asked if they had any clip-on ties. The employee that was helping the young man said they did not have any but they had regular ties. The employee went to find someone that could teach this young man how to tie a tie. The Target team did more than teach him how to tie a tie, they also gave him tips on how to prepare for a job interview and how to properly shake hands. The young man went in for his interview at Chick-Fil-A and should hear back by the end of the week!

 


 

February 12, 2015

Today our Power Verse challenges us to look and see how powerful God really is: "The heavens tell the glory of God." Psalm 19:1

Pope Francis says that it is okay to discipline your children. He made this remark during his weekly general audience. He said that it is the role of a father to "correct with firmness" as long as their dignity is kept. Obviously he does not encourage violence, he just believes that children need to be disciplined in a loving way. 


NBC has suspended Brian Williams to be off-air for six months without pay. He is being suspended for misleading the public about his experiences covering the Iraq War. He claimed that the helicopter he was in while covering the Iraq War was hit by a grenade. Instead a helicopter in front of his was the one that was actually hit. He is someone that the nation has trusted as a news reporter for a decade. When he goes back to work, it will be a while for people to be able to trust him again. Think of someone that has lied to you. Was it easy to gain their trust back?


Don't forget Valentine's Day is coming up this weekend. It's not too late to go out and get that special someone something they will enjoy. Speaking of this weekend, temperatures are expected to drop down to 11 degrees Saturday night giving the area the coldest weather of the winter. 

 

 

 

February 11, 2015

The Power Verse for today is 1 John 3:17- "Suppose someone has enough to live and sees a brother or sister in need but does not help. Then God's love is not living in that person." When was the last time you shared God's love with someone in need?


With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, I asked the question Who is the perfect "Valentine Couple", you know, that one couple that you know who represents Valentine's Day the most. For some, it may be your parents or maybe it's you and your significant other.

 

Today I had the opportunity to speak with Bart from Mercy Me on the show and he spoke a bit about his musically talented family and his plans for Valentine's Day which involve skiing. Mercy Me will be joining us for our J103 Birthday Bash in the Rock and Worship Road Show.

 

 

 

February 10, 2015

The Power verse for today shares how you and I can have real freedom...."As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us." Psalm 103:12

 

The shelves at the Salvation Army pantry are becoming "dangerously empty". They are so empty that they are not able to even fill one box that would feed a family of four for three to five days. They are in desperate need of donations. They need non-perishable food items such as: pasta, peanut butter, canned meats, beans, and other items such as sugar, flower, and cornmeal. 

 

How to donate: All items can be brought to the Salvation Army located at 822 McCallie Ave. or to the Social Services Office located at 2140 E 28th St. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. If your church, business, or shcool would like to do a donation drive, contact Jennifer Fisher at 423-756-1023.

 

 

 

February 6, 2015

Today's Power verse is just for you. "God can do all things." Mark 10:27. Why did you need to hear that today? If you're going through a hard time and feel like nothing is going right, just remember this verse.

 

This morning I asked "what do you believe today?" and I really enjoyed hearing everyone's responses. 

 

Also, with Valentine's coming up in about a week we really enjoyed hearing about what candy hearts best represent your child/spouse. It was really nice to hear stories about the first time you saw the love of your life. We love hearing all of your stories. 

 

 

 

February 5, 2015

Power verse for today: Matthew 20:28, "He came to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many people." 


Today we got a call from one of our Birthday Bash artists, David Crowder. It was great to have the opportunity to speak with him. This interview made us think about if our listeners were able to hang out with Crowder for a little while, what they would want to know. Speaking of the Birthday Bash, that will be taking place on February 20th at 7 pm. 

 

Valentine's Day is coming up soon. Guys, if you are trying to get the girl, try bringing flowers to her mother. In a poll, 6 in 10 girls say their mother's approval is very important when they start to think about getting serious with someone. Girls are more likely to go out with someon their parents approve of. So get her mother's approval and you are more likely to get the girl.


 

 

This Week's Topics:

Power Verse for Feb. 4, 2015- Psalm 145:18, "The Lord is close to everyone who prays to Him, to all who truly pray to Him." God is looking for risk takers. What could you gain if, today, you made yourself totally available to Him?

 

The Chattanooga TSSAA Umpires Associationis in need of umpires. The pay is $70per umpire for high school baseball games and $65 for high school softball games. Middle school games pay $60. Major expenses are  $50 for the registration fee and the necessary uniform and equipment and travel. Anyone interestedcan contact Ralph Chambers at423-380-5992 for baseball and Larry Bateman at 423-505-4659 for softball.

 

An Italian study showed that there are five immediate benefits of exercise: Boost your mood- 20 minutes of jogging has been found to boost mood; Sleep like a baby; increase your self-esteem-achieving a goal has a positive effect on how we view ourselves; think more clearly- exercise can improve our problem solving abilities; and have fun and forget whatever is on your to-do list!

 

 

 

July 10, 2014

Ford Recalling 100,610 vehicles:  affected vehicles include:  2013-2014 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Police Interceptor sedans, 2013-2014 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT crossovers, 2012-2014 Edge crossovers, 2012-2014 Lincoln MKX crossovers, 2011-2014 F59 commercial stripped chassis, 2014 Ford Escape SUV's, 2014 F53 motor home stripped chassis and F59 commercial stripped chassis, 2014 Transit Connect Vehicles and 2014 Ford Fiesta subcompacts.  Ford will begin notifying owners affected by the recalls.

 

First Things First Movies in the Park begin this Saturday at Coolidge Park.  Movies start each Saturday night at sundown, just after 9pm.  Kids under age 18 must have parent with them.  Free of charge, Family-priced concessions will be available.  July 12-a Young girl and her friends must help her sister "let go" of winter.  July 19-a genius dog and his boy must travel back in time to correct history.  July 26-an ordinary "figure" is mistakenly chosen to save the stackable universe from being glued together.  For more info call 267-5383 or www.firstthings.org

Today's Monday Morning Chuckle

Ken Davis takes the mic again for a hilarious story of 

The Ungrateful Husband



Today's Monday Morning Chuckle

Ken Davis

Monday Morning Chuckle

Tim Hawkings sings a song about those 

Things You Don't Say To Your Wife

Monday Morning Chuckle

"Worst Day Ever"

Tim Hawkins

 

Today's Topic:  Benefit Concert featuring Duck Dynasty's John Luke and Sadie Robertson-on May 4 5:30pm at North Murray High School.  Benefit concert for Hannah Locke-tickes $30 general admission and $60 for floor preferred seating.  For more info helpinghannahheal@gmail.com or on facebook prayers for Hannah

 

Monday Morning Chuckle

Christian Comedian John Felts

 

Monday Morning Chukle

Tim Hawkins talks about communicating with his kids through their songs

 

Monday Morning Chuckle

Jeff Allen talks about hiding food in their house


Monday Morning Chuckle

Ron Pearson talks about his teachers


Monday Morning Chuckle

Tim Hawkins answers random questions from audience


MONDAY MORNING CHUCKLE

Anita Renfroe talks about Maternity Wear


Today's Monday Morning Chuckle

Anita Renfroe talks about Pre-natal visits.


 

Monday Morning Chuckle

Chonda Pierce shares about "her mama"


 

MONDAY MORNING CHUCKLE

JONNIE W SHARING HOW HE LOST 40 POUNDS


 

Monday Morning Chuckle

Tim Hawkins reveals the secret to women's ability to "get it all done"


Monday Morning Chuckle

Clean Comedian David Ferrell


Monday Morning Chuckle

Tim Hawkins talks about White Castles and Kryspy Kreme


Hey Jimmy Kimmel-I ate all my kids Halloween Candy

 

Today's Monday Morning Chuckle

Tim Hawkins talks about getting along with his wife


Monday Morning Chuckle

Christian Comedian Michael Jr fills in for a pastor

 

Want to see some Area Kids that are Incredible!!!!

The Boynton Elementary School Chorus!

Great Job!

 

 

Monday Morning Chuckle

Brad Stein talks about Jesus and his brother

Monday Morning Chuckle

Bob Smiley talks about childcare in church

 

Todays Monday Morning Chuckle

9-30-13

Anita Renfroe talks about shoes


 

Monday Morning Chuckle

Mike Williams, Our J103 Pastor's Breakfast Comedian and Special Guest

Monday Morning Chuckle

J103 Pastor's Breakfast Special Guest Speaker/Comedian Mike Williams


 

Monday Morning Chuckle

Karen Mills shares about "Getting Knocked in the Head"


 

Today's Monday Morning Chuckle

Jan McInnis shares about kids

 

Monday Morning Chuckle

Tim Hawkins shares about Bible Stories and Nursery Walls

Today's Monday Morning Chuckle

A tribute to Faith and Family Night at Riverbend

Tim Hawkins


 

How men react to labor pain 

 

Monday Morning Chuckel

Michael Jr and airport security

 

 

 

Monday Moning Chuckle: 

Why Bob Smiley doesn't text

 

 

 

 

Monday Morning Chuckle

Tim Hawkins talks about Mom's advice

 

 

Today's Monday Morning Chuckle

Tim Hawkins talks about his mother


 

Bob Smiley shares about his experience as a Newlywed

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