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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

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 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


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

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


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



Monday Morning Chuckle

In honor of Chonda Pierce's show Saturday night here she is talking about Spanx

Monday Morning Chuckle

Anita Renfroe talks about her "struggles" with weightloss


Monday Morning Chuckle

Ken Davis shares about the "longest argument"



Monday Morning Chuckle

Tim Hawkins talks about Gas Pump Woes



Monday Morning Chuckle

"Anita Renfroe's Mom Song with lyrics"




Tim Hawkins on Hand Sanitizer in Church




Today's Monday Morning Chuckle

Daren Streblow-Pregnancy vs Alien



Click on the link to see Tim Hawkins in his brand new (not yet on Youtube) clip called

"Movie Night"!prettyPhoto/0/


Monday Morning Chuckle

Leslie Norris Townsend talks about how her husband appreciates her


Monday Morning Chuckle

Leslie Norris Townsend


Monday Morning Chuckle




Christian actress and Survivor runner up Lisa Whelchel talks about following God's will vs following your heart.


Today's Monday Morning Chuckle

Tim Hawkins talks about your junk drawer



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