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    Focus on the Family

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    Care Net CEO Roland Warren explains how fathers...
    Posted: March 26, 2015, 6:00 am



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    Our Daily Bread

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    Daily Devotionals

    Crunch. Crunch. Whoosh! In the early days of film, Foley artists created sounds to support the story’s action. Squeezing a leather pouch filled with cornstarch made the sound of snow crunching, shaking a pair of gloves sounded like bird wings flapping, and waving a thin stick made a whoosh sound. To make movies as realistic as possible, these artists used creative techniques to replicate sounds.

    Author: Bill Crowder
    Posted: March 27, 2015, 1:00 am

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    Daily Devotionals

    Crunch. Crunch. Whoosh! In the early days of film, Foley artists created sounds to support the story’s action. Squeezing a leather pouch filled with cornstarch made the sound of snow crunching,…

    Posted: March 27, 2015, 5:00 am


  • Just Thinking

    Mon - Fri 1pm.

    Have you ever wondered how God can be all-powerful and yet we will have free will? Listen today on Just Thinking as Ravi Zacharias brings the answer to this challenging question.
  • Insight For Living

    Mon - Sat 6pm.

    Mar 26, 2015 - Mar 30, 2015

    2 Chronicles 26:1-21; Isaiah 42:5-8

    In Isaiah 40:3-5, Isaiah painted a grand mural of God's glorious coming to earth. The word picture of God's glory—His kabod—is vivid in Hebrew. In some contexts, this word means “to be heavy, weighty.” God is heavy with splendour and magnificence.

    In contrast, man's greatness is as insubstantial as a blade of grass that withers “when the breath of the Lord blows upon it” (Isaiah 40:7). Yet, how tempting it is to claim the credit ourselves for the mighty works God does in and around us.

    Can One Person Make a Difference?

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  • Living Truth

    Mon - Fri 9pm.

    You see if our dealings with God are purely on a rational level, it’s purely a result of intellectual processing, of reading, of listening, of thinking, of understanding, we might understand a very full theory and doctrinal position that the Scripture gives to us, but we will come to a point where we come up against a barrier that says there has got to be more than just knowing this, this way. There are some things, which have to go beyond intellectual processing.
  • Money Wise

    Mon - Sat 5pm.

    Compass-Hey Howard on -

    "Hey Howard" is a daily one-minute radio ministry of Compass-Finances God's Way. Each day, host Howard Dayton, answers listeners questions by taking a succinct, practical and biblical approach to every day financial issues.

    Howard offers advice regarding social security benefits.
    Author: Howard Dayton
    Posted: March 27, 2015, 12:00 pm


  • Church Alive

    Sundays 3pm and 9pm

    Church Alive brings local messages from area churches to you each week.

    Please contact your local station if your church is interested to be part of Church Alive programming.


  • Revive with Tom Gayton

    Saturdays at 8pm

    One hour of contemporary Christian music featuring global and local artists with their the latest Christian hits!

    Check out Canadian Corner and the Apologetix song of the week.

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  • Unshackled

    Mon/Wed/Sat 11pm

    (Jewish/Atheist) Arthur Katz is a committed atheist unsatisfied with the world's problems and unsure what to do about it. He takes up teaching high school, but quits when he realizes he doesn't have the answers. He travels the world in search of them, and meets a friendly driver who explains them in a way Arthur's educated, skeptical mind can appreciate.
  • The Story Teller

    Sat 3pm. and Sun 12pm.

    Podcast ImageDorothy grew up in Sweetwater, Arizona on the Navajo reservation where she lived without running and electricity. She tells about how they used to dress up rocks pretending they were dolls. As an adult she got involved in a bad marriage. It was very difficult. But her faith in Jesus helped her through. Now she encourages others who have problems.
  • Keys For Kids

    Mon - Sat  7:30am & 7:30pm

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    Keys For Kids Ministries

    Keys For Kids Ministries is a children's ministry organization, offering Keys for Kids, Down Gilead Lane, and much more.

    After using his router to shape the edges of a board, Mark made sure the groove was straight. Hearing someone come into the garage, he turned his wheelchair around and saw his friend Joel. "Hey!" said Joel. "What are you building?"

    "Some shelves for my dad," replied Mark. Joel examined the board. "These are great," he said. "You're good at this."

    "Yeah, whatever," mumbled Mark. Joel glanced at his friend with concern. "I'm so useless," said Mark. "Ever since the accident, people have to do so much for me.

    "That's not true!" objected Joel. "God has a reason for everything. Don't you believe that?"

    "I sure feel useless," insisted Mark.

    "Well, but . . ." Joel paused and gazed absently around the room. His eyes fell on a screwdriver sitting on the table. "Why don't you show me how you shape the edges of that board with a screwdriver?"

    Mark laughed. "Joel, you can't shape the edges of a board with a screwdriver. That's for putting in and taking out screws."

    "Can't you use a hammer for that?" asked Joel.

    "No! Hammers are for pounding in nails." Mark gave his friend a concerned look. "Each tool has a specific purpose."

    Joel smiled. "So does every person. Maybe you always thought you were a screwdriver, but since the accident, God's been trying to show you that you're really a router. He has a purpose for you, but you can't carry it out if you're trying to be a screwdriver all the time."

    "You really think so?" asked Mark, picking up the router. "Well, then, let me show you what a router can really do!"

    How About You?
    Have you ever felt like you were useless? You're not useless at all! God has a special job for you. God can use the difficulties in your life to help you serve Him in a special way--perhaps to comfort and encourage someone with the same problem because you understand what that person is going through. Look around to see who God might want you to help.

    Today's Key Verse:
    God . . . comforts us . . . that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble.
    (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

    Today's Key Thought:
    God has a purpose for your life

    Posted: March 27, 2015, 4:00 am
    "Mom, it's just no use," said Serena. "I've tried and tried to get Maria to come to church with us, but she won't."

    Serena's twin sister Joslyn flipped through a small booklet. "And I tried giving her some of these booklets Dad bought for us, but she won't even look at them."

    "I even tried to tell her about Jesus," said Serena, "but she said, 'Not interested!' She wouldn't even listen to me."

    "So how's she ever going to hear the gospel?" asked Joslyn.

    Mom smiled at her daughters. "Well, she has both of you, doesn't she?"

    "But Mom," protested Joslyn, "we just told you--she won't listen to us or read what we give her."

    "Well, she may not hear the gospel the way we do--by hearing it in church or by reading the Bible," said Mom, "but I hope she will see it and hear it as she gets to know you better."

    The girls looked at each other and frowned. "I don't get it," said Serena.

    "You know that some of the New Testament books, called epistles, are actually letters to churches, don't you?" asked Mom.

    "Yeah, I think our Sunday school teacher told us that once," said Joslyn.

    Mom nodded. "And all these letters--which we also call God's Word--are inspired by God Himself, right?" The girls nodded. "Well, did you know the Bible also says that each of you is a letter from Christ?"

    Both girls raised their eyebrows. "What does that mean?" asked Serena.

    "It means that talking isn't the only way to share the gospel," answered Mom. "As people see the way you live, it's like they're 'reading' you. When you live in a way that's pleasing to God, you touch people's hearts and make them want to know what makes you different. That may make it possible for you--or someone else--to tell them God's good news when they're ready to hear it."

    How About You?
    Do you think the only way you can be a witness for Christ is by talking--by telling someone that Jesus died for them? Of course, God wants you to speak out, but He also wants you to be a witness by the way you live. Next time a friend refuses to listen when you talk about Jesus, don't be discouraged. Instead, let them see you live the way you know Jesus wants you to live. Then your friend can learn a little about the gospel by observing you and may eventually want to hear it in words.

    Today's Key Verse:
    You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men.
    (2 Corinthians 3:2)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Witness by the way you live

    Posted: March 26, 2015, 4:00 am
    Garrett slouched through the living room doorway and dropped into a chair next to his mother, who was holding his baby sister Amy. "I have a problem," he said with a sigh. "I'm always losing my temper, and I don't make friends that way."

    "No, I'm sure you don't! And God doesn't want you to lose your temper, either," said Mom as she stood Amy on her feet. "Guess what?" Mom added. "Amy took her first step today."

    "Really? Good job, Amy!" cheered Garrett. He held out his arms. "Walk to me!" He and Mom watched as the little girl took a few wobbly steps. Then down she went. Her face puckered, but she crawled to a chair and pulled herself up again. When she tried again, she walked a few more steps before she fell. "Keep it up, and before you know it, you'll be running races with me."

    Mom smiled. "You know, Garrett," she said, "Amy took her first step today, and I think you took a first step, too--you admitted that you have a problem."

    Garrett sighed. "Well, yeah," he said grimly.

    "Think of it as learning to walk," suggested Mom. "You had to learn to walk physically--and look how strong your legs are now!" Garrett grinned. He loved running.

    "Learning to walk takes time and practice," continued Mom. "That's true of learning to walk physically, and it's also true of the Christian walk--learning to display the fruit of the Spirit. When Amy falls, she has to get up--just as you did. And when you fall in your Christian walk, you need to keep working at it."

    "So if I just keep trying not to lose my temper, I'll get better at it?" Garrett asked.

    Mom smiled. "Just trying isn't enough," she told him as she picked up Amy. "We're here to help Amy learn to walk, and God is available to help you grow as a Christian. Along with trying, you need to look to Him. The kind of strength you need comes only from God."

    "Yeah," Garrett agreed soberly. "I already know I can't do it by myself." He got up and headed for his room. "I'll keep working on it, and I'll ask God to help me."

    How About You?
    Have you admitted that you have a problem--such as losing your temper, acting selfishly, or gossiping about others? Admitting it is the first step toward overcoming it. Also admit that you can't overcome it on your own and look to God for strength to gain control over it. He wants you to have the victory--just ask Him!

    Today's Key Verse:
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    (Philippians 4:13)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Admit your weaknesses

    Posted: March 25, 2015, 4:00 am
    "Oh, Dad!" protested Jacob, "I don't see why I have to be grounded! Can't I just do some extra chores or something?"

    "I'm sorry, Jacob," said Dad, "but I think being grounded this time is the best way to help you remember to obey." He patted Jacob's shoulder. "We don't enjoy punishing you," he added. "We do it because we love you."

    "Yeah, right," mumbled Jacob as Dad left.

    The following week, Jacob came down with a cold and a bad cough. During the next few days, it grew worse and worse. He watched warily as his mother poured a spoonful of medicine for him to take. "Do I really have to take that stuff?" he asked. Mom nodded, so Jacob gulped it down. "Yuck! Gross!" he sputtered. "It tastes awful! I don't want any more of that!" But during the night, Jacob woke up, coughing again. His throat hurt, and he was actually glad when Mom came in, bringing the medicine.

    The next morning, Jacob felt better. "Last week I was grounded, and this week I was sick," he said. "I felt like I'd never get to have fun again. But that medicine really helped, so maybe now I'll finally get out of the house." He grinned. "That medicine sure doesn't taste good!"

    "I know," said Dad, "and I know you didn't like the punishment you received for disobeying, but discipline is a lot like bitter medicine--it's meant to make us better."

    "I guess so," admitted Jacob.

    "You know," Dad added, "not all the unpleasant things God allows us to go through are punishments, but some of them are. He uses them to bring about good results in His children."

    "That's right," agreed Mom. "Even after you're grown up, the Lord will sometimes use difficult or painful circumstances to convict you of sin or just to help you grow in Him. Such times are always hard, but the results are worth it. Try to remember that--and even be thankful for discipline from both God and your parents." Jacob nodded as he watched his mother pour out another spoonful of medicine.

    How About You?
    Do you enjoy being disciplined? No one does! But the correction you receive from your parents helps you grow into a mature, responsible adult. Disciplining a child for bad behavior is hard for a parent, but it's needed for good behavior to happen. Don't resent discipline. Instead, be glad someone cares.

    Today's Key Verse:
    Whom the Lord loves He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights.
    (Proverbs 3:12)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Be thankful for discipline

    Posted: March 24, 2015, 4:00 am
    Weigh-in day, Mom," announced Christy one morning. "Have you gotten on the scale yet? How much did you lose?"

    Mom frowned. "Not enough," she said. "Only a pound."

    "But that's good, Mom!" Christy encouraged. "Your doctor said losing weight is like winning little battles--you lose just a little at a time, remember?" She smiled at her mother. "I'm proud of you, Mom."

    "Well, thanks for checking on me. On my own, I don't think I'd have the strength to resist the little temptations. I don't have the will power," confessed Mom. "I need God's help, and I need the accountability of reporting to you."

    That evening, Mom observed Christy giggling at crude jokes on a TV show. "Turn that off, Christy," said Mom. "You know we don't watch that kind of thing."

    With an angry scowl, Christy obeyed. "Watching it one time wouldn't hurt me," she muttered. She glanced at her mother. "Mom! You're eating potato chips!" Christy scolded. "Before you know it, you'll eat the whole bag!"

    Mom hesitated. "I'll eat carrots later," she said.

    "That won't undo the damage!" protested Christy. "They're bad for you."

    "You're right," agreed Mom, "and you know, the show you were watching is like a bag of potato chips. Immoral behavior, bad words, and crude jokes pull you into habits that aren't good for your spiritual health." Christy looked down at the floor. "I know it seems harmless to watch it just once," added Mom, "but such things do damage--it influences you even if you watch good things most of the time." Mom gave Christy a hug. "I'm on a diet, and you need to go on one, too," suggested Mom. "Feed your heart and mind only what's good, and resist the temptation to indulge in what will damage them--I'll help you. Being accountable to others will help you resist temptations. Winning the small battles will add up to a great victory."

    "Okay," agreed Christy. "We'll work on our diets together."

    "Good!" Mom nodded. "We'll help each other win the battles and celebrate the victories."

    How About You?
    Are you tempted to just try something that's not good? Doing just a little of what you shouldn't adds up and can lead to a destructive lifestyle that will harm your relationship with God and others. You need a daily diet of God's Word, accountability to other believers, and the power of the Holy Spirit to resist temptations. Seek the help you need--starting today!

    Today's Key Verse:
    Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
    (James 4:7)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Resist temptation

    Posted: March 23, 2015, 4:00 am
    Josh, you should be ashamed," declared Audrey when her brother burped loudly. "Your table manners are horrible!" She gave Josh a scornful look. "And you've got syrup all over your mouth!"

    As Josh wiped his mouth with his napkin, his mother frowned. "Audrey's right," she said. "If you must burp, you should at least ask those present to excuse you. Now, you kids better hurry, or we'll be late for Sunday school."

    After Sunday school, Audrey joined her family for the church service. She enjoyed the singing and tried to listen to the message. But then she got restless. It was the Sunday that Communion was being served, and it seemed to Audrey that Pastor Grayson said pretty much the same thing every time. Soon she was thinking of other things. She drew a few pictures on the back of the bulletin, and she even poked Josh and whispered to him. But she quickly sat up straight and folded her hands when she saw her father frowning at her. Both she and Josh snickered as they watched a fly crawl up Mrs. Martin's back, two rows ahead of them. Audrey straightened up again when she felt Mom's firm hand on her arm.

    At the dinner table that afternoon, Audrey carefully placed her napkin on her lap. "It's not polite to lean on your elbows at the table," she scolded her brother. "You should sit up straight."

    Dad looked at Josh, and then at Audrey. "Seems to me you both need to learn some good table manners," he said.

    "Me?" asked Audrey. "I'm sitting up straight."

    "I was thinking of a different table," said Dad. "I was thinking of the Lord's Table and the Communion service." Audrey blushed and Josh looked down at the floor.

    "That's right," agreed Mom. "Your manners there are really more important than your manners here at home. I think we'd better talk about it."

    How About You?
    How do you behave at the Lord's Table? Communion is a special time when Christians remember the sacrifice Jesus made to save them from sin. Even if you don't participate, use the time to think about Jesus and what He did for you on the cross. Examine your heart to see what sin may be in your life, and ask God to forgive you and help you not do it anymore. Listen to the music and think of the words to the songs being played. Have good table manners.

    Today's Key Verse:
    This do in remembrance of Me.
    (1 Corinthians 11:24)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Behave at the Lord's Table

    Posted: March 22, 2015, 4:00 am
    Pink and yellow balloons hung around the living room. Blue and lavender streamers twisted their way across the ceiling. A big sign reading "Happy 8th Birthday, McKenna" was hanging over the sofa. Many of McKenna's aunts, uncles, and cousins were already there when Grandpa and Grandma arrived. Grandma hugged and kissed everyone. But Grandpa stood by the door, a lost, confused expression on his face. "Who are these people?" he asked.

    "They're your children and grandchildren, dear," said Grandma.

    McKenna noticed that Grandma sounded like she was talking to a small child. I guess that's because Grandpa has Alzheimer's disease and forgets a lot of things, she thought. McKenna walked over to her grandpa and slipped her hand into his. "I'm glad you came to my party," she said.

    Grandpa looked down at McKenna, and a soft smile spread over his face. He patted her head clumsily, and for a minute she thought he was going to be like he'd always been. But then he said, "Is this your house, little girl?"

    "Of course, Grandpa," McKenna replied. "I'm McKenna--remember? You've been here lots of times."

    When McKenna and her dad helped clean the kitchen after the party, McKenna closed the dishwasher door with a bang. "Why does Grandpa have to have Alzheimer's?" she muttered. "I can't think of a reason why God would let it happen."

    "Neither can I," said Dad, and McKenna's eyes widened. "That surprises you, doesn't it?" Dad asked. McKenna nodded. "Grandpa's Alzheimer's disease is sad," continued Dad, "and just like he often can't understand what's happening around him, we sometimes can't understand why such sad things happen in life. God doesn't ask us to understand, but He promises to be with us in difficult times. He's there to strengthen and comfort us when we're hurting."

    "So I guess I have to keep trusting Jesus even when I feel like crying," said McKenna soberly. "He'll help me through it."

    How About You?
    Do you wonder why God allows something difficult to happen in your life? He doesn't always reveal why things happen, but He wants you to trust Him even when you go through difficult times. He wants to give comfort and help you. As you trust Him, you'll find that His grace is more than enough. This test will strengthen your faith.

    Today's Key Verse:
    My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
    (2 Corinthians 12:9)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Keep on trusting God

    Posted: March 21, 2015, 4:00 am


  • Paws & Tales

    Sat 8am.

    Mar 27, 2015

    Psalm 32:8

    “We want a king like the other nations!” The nation of Israel turns its back on God's leadership and calls for a king to be chosen from among them. But following God's direction, the Prophet Samuel makes an unlikely choices—a man whose last job was rounding up wild donkeys!

    Paws & Tales

  • Kids Corner

    Tue 4pm.

    Episode Summary:

    What’s wrong with Chamy? Why is she crying? Lucille finds out and learns a lesson about being a friend. Also a new KC song premieres!

    Listen to this week's episode


    Verse: Galatians 1:15

    But God had special plans for me even before I was born. So he chose me through his grace.

    Here are the lyrics of the song from this episode. Choose at least three things that the song says about God’s grace.

    Leap of Faith by Poulsen/Lensink

    Verse One

    Now my friend, I’ll walk beside you,

     As you seek out what is false and what is true.

    Just promise me when you see beauty in this place,

    We’ll stand in awe together and save some room for grace.


    Take a leap of faith and accept God’s grace.

    You can’t calculate or replicate, enumerate or duplicate it- no.

    ‘Cause it’s free today, and it’s free tomorrow, open up the door, love’s sure to follow.

    Verse Two

    Books are great, but can’t guide you

    Yet there’s Someone full of light who’ll lead you through.

    This Great Someone, He spoke the cosmos into place,

    He’s hoping you will turn to Him and see Him face to face.

    Verse Three

    He was there before the world began,

    And all of us are part of His great plan.

    Don’t close your heart, for he can fill it to the brim,

    ‘Cause all your restless seeking is just a search for Him.

    Verse Four

    There are days when life can get so hard,

    And you’re searching for some solace in the stars.

    I hope someday, you’ll know the Keeper of the skies:

    That day you’ll look and see the love in His eyes.

    Full Devotion

    Discussion Guide:

    Have you taught your children the song Amazing Grace written by John Newton (1725-1807)?

    “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me…. I once was lost but now am found, was blind, but now, I see.”

    The rest of song speaks to how God loves us through His actions. The song shows us that grace teaches us to believe in God. Grace relieves fears. Grace safely brings us home

    In this episode, there are two friends. One friend is a Christian, while the other friend is not. In the story, Lucille explores how to bring God’s love to her friend Chamy. Through actions of prayer and demonstrating God’s love, Lucille learns how she can receive God’s grace and how she can give God’s love.

    Review all the lyrics of Amazing Grace and explore some of the scripture passages below to begin a family discussion about grace and how we can show God’s love to our friends and neighbors. 

    Full Discussion Guide