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    Millions of people around the world have seen Gone with the Wind, which premiered in the United States on December 15, 1939. It won 10 Academy Awards and remains one of Hollywood’s most commercially successful films. It was based on Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel, which sold one million copies within 6 months, received a Pulitzer Prize, and has been translated into more than 40 languages. An epic movie often has its source in a powerful and timeless book.

    Author: David C. McCasland
    Posted: April 26, 2015, 1:00 am

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    Millions of people around the world have seen Gone with the Wind, which premiered in the United States on December 15, 1939. It won 10 Academy Awards and remains one…

    Posted: April 26, 2015, 5:00 am


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    Have you ever wondered whether yoga or martial arts conflict with Christianity? Ravi Zacharias brings the answer on today’s Just Thinking.
  • Insight For Living

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    Apr 23, 2015 - Apr 24, 2015

    1 Corinthians 15:58

    Most Americans who lived during the Second World War can still remember sitting beside the radio with family members, listening with rapt attention to the voice of a statesman with a British accent who did not know the meaning of the word surrender. Winston Churchill's first statement as prime minister to the House of Commons, May 13, 1940, was this: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”

    Can One Person Make a Difference?

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  • Living Truth

    Mon - Fri 9pm.

    By the way, don’t be over taken up with your outward appearance. Look nice enough of course, but don’t be overly taken up with that. You might start to kid yourself that’s the real you, and it isn’t.
  • Money Wise

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    "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.

    How Debt Affects A Call To Missions
    Author: Howard Dayton
    Posted: April 24, 2015, 12:00 pm


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  • Unshackled

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    3354 Kevin Smith - Part 2: (Meth, Prison, Gang) Kevin's wife divorces him and he is arrested again for Meth dealing, sentenced to 40 years. He joins a gang and becomes president. At a new prison he's ordered to kill an inmate but refuses and is stabbed 17 times. Kevin barely survives, has a stroke and prays to God. After early release, he remarries his wife, Angie.
  • The Story Teller

    Sat 3pm. and Sun 12pm.

    Podcast ImageVeronica was rejected by her biological father. He lived only an hour away but had no desire to be a part of her life. Not only did she feel that rejection, Veronica also grew up without the love and protection that her dad was supposed to provide. With alcohol in the home, she needed that protection... but instead she had to hide away in fear. But it would not always be this way.
  • Keys For Kids

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

    "Look, Max, there's old Tony at his newspaper stand," said Kyle. "Let's have some fun. You distract him, and I'll get a magazine or comic book or something."

    In the alley a few moments later, each boy held a comic book. "Tony didn't even notice me!" exclaimed Kyle. "He was watching you."

    Max laughed. "I made him think I wanted a paper for my dad. That was fun!"

    "Maybe you think prison will be fun, too," said a voice behind the boys. They whirled around to see a police officer standing there. He took them to the nearby police station and called their parents.

    Since it was their first run-in with the law, Tony agreed not to press charges.

    But before being released, the boys were given a stern warning.

    "What a fuss over just snitching a couple of comic books," grumbled Kyle as

    they got ready to leave. "It's not like we robbed a bank!" Max nodded.

    "Boys, you stole something and thought it was fun," said Max's father sternly.

    "Yes," said Kyle's dad, "and you don't seem to feel any regret--except for getting caught. That's the way a life of crime often starts."

    "Aw, Dad, you don't believe we'd do anything really bad, do you?" asked Kyle.

    "All stealing is equally wrong," said his dad as he put on his coat. "This is especially disappointing since you both claim to be Christians." He looked at them solemnly. "You do, don't you?"

    "Sure, but we're just kids," said Max glumly.

    "You're old enough to know right from wrong," his father replied. "God expects you to use that knowledge to live as you should right now."

    Kyle's father nodded and frowned. "Look at this coat!" he exclaimed. "There's

    one button too many at the top and one too few at the bottom."

    The boys looked at him and laughed. "You started buttoning it wrong, Dad,"

    said Kyle. "If you want to finish right, you have to start out right."

    "My point exactly," agreed his dad. "To help make sure you finish right, Kyle,

    we have some business to take care of at home."

    "Max, we have some things to settle with you, too," added Max's father.

    How About You?
    Do you think it doesn't matter what you do while you're young, as long as you end up okay later on? It does matter because the way you behave now will most likely be the way you end up. God expects His children--old and young--to follow His commands and honor Him in the way they live. With His help, choose the right way now.

    Today's Key Verse:
    Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth.
    (Ecclesiastes 12:1)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Obey God now

    Posted: April 26, 2015, 4:00 am
    "I'm glad you came to help me today, Danielle," said Aunt Meg as the two of them explored the cluttered attic. They chatted and laughed at their discoveries as they sorted through boxes and trunks, getting ready for a garage sale. Aunt Meg picked

    up a box. "I think my old doll should be around here somewhere," she said.

    "Is this it?" Danielle asked.

    "It sure is--my little Rosie!" exclaimed Aunt Meg. "I played with her all the time when I was your age." She held out her arms for the doll and settled its soft body into the crook of her arm like a real baby. Its round face smiled up at her.

    "These dolls were very popular," said Aunt Meg. "They came with birth certificates or adoption papers, and we were crazy about them. Rosie was a birthday gift from my parents." She looked at the doll thoughtfully. "I still remember a message our pastor gave the Christmas before I got Rosie," continued Aunt Meg. "People stood in line for hours and paid big money for these dolls. Pastor Burns warned that they would eventually lose their appeal and popularity. He reminded us that material possessions can never bring fulfillment and lasting joy. Only Jesus can satisfy our hearts--and the gift He offers is free." She handed the doll back to Danielle. "Pastor Burns was right. I don't get excited about these dolls anymore--or about a lot of other things that were popular once. Look at all the stuff in this attic." She smiled. "But I still get excited when I think about Jesus and all He's done for me!"

    Danielle looked at the doll. "Rosie is nice," she said, "but I can't believe you got that excited over something like this."

    Aunt Meg's eyes twinkled. "Oh, I think I know someone who has a pretty large collection of a certain brand of stuffed animals," she teased, "and they're not as popular as they once were, either. Do you want to sell them at our garage sale?"

    "Not yet," Danielle admitted with a giggle.

    "Popular items change continually," said Aunt Meg, "but Jesus is always the same. He's a gift we can both get excited about!"

    How About You?
    Do you have things that have lost their appeal? Are there new things popular now that you wish you could get? Material things only satisfy for a brief time. You soon grow tired of them, or they become outdated. But salvation through Jesus is absolutely free, will never become outdated, and brings joy that lasts forever! Accept His gift today! (See the ABCs of Salvation at the end of this book.)

    Today's Key Verse:
    The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    (Romans 6:23)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Only Jesus brings lasting joy

    Posted: April 25, 2015, 4:00 am
    "I can stay till four-thirty," Marisa told Sara as she looked at her wrist watch.

    "It's only three twenty-five, so we have over an hour."

    "Good!" Sara grinned. "That's a cool watch you've got."

    "Yeah," agreed Marisa. "My grandma gave it to me for my birthday."

    "Well, what shall we do? Want to help me with a scrapbook my grandma gave

    me?" asked Sara. "She gave me stickers, too. We can make some pretty pages."

    "Okay," replied Marisa. "We have lots of time."

    Soon the girls had papers, stickers, scissors, pictures, and scraps spread all over the family room. They were having a great time when Sara's father walked through the room. "Hi, girls," he said. "Having fun?"

    "Sure are," Marisa replied. As he left, she turned to Sara. "Your dad's home early today, isn't he?" asked Marisa. She looked at her watch. "It's only three twenty-five." She looked at her watch again. "Three twenty-five! That's what it said before. My watch must have stopped! I've got to get home." Marisa grabbed her backpack and ran out the door.

    Marisa's mom was hanging up the phone as Marisa ran into the kitchen. "Sara called to tell me why you'd be late,"Mom told her. The clock on the wall said five-fifteen.

    "I'm sorry!" said Marisa quickly, holding out her arm. "My watch is broken!"

    "That's what Sara said." Mom checked the watch. "It probably just needs a new battery."

    Mom was right, and when she got the new battery, Marisa was delighted to have her watch running as good as ever. "Batteries always remind me of God's power," Mom said thoughtfully. "The watch needs the battery's power to give the right time, and we need God's power through the Holy Spirit to able to do the right things."

    "And we have the Holy Spirit, don't we?" asked Marisa.

    "Yes," agreed Mom. "Jesus told the disciples that when He returned to His Father, the Holy Spirit would come. He lives within all who trust in Jesus as Savior, and He gives them power to do right." She grinned as she added, "So . . . no excuses for doing wrong things!"

    Marisa grinned back. "Okay, Mom," she said. "I'll remember that!"

    How About You?
    Do you have the Holy Spirit's power in your life? You do, if you know Jesus as your Savior. Do you still sometimes feel like you just can't help doing something wrong? When that happens, you are not yielding your will and your life to the Holy Spirit. When you're tempted, go to God in prayer. His power is available to you.

    Today's Key Verse:
    Do you not know that . . . the Spirit of God dwells in you?
    (1 Corinthians 3:16)

    Today's Key Thought:
    The Holy Spirit gives power to Christians

    Posted: April 24, 2015, 4:00 am
    "Hey Paige, here's something you'll probably want for a pet," teased Carter. He held out a stick with a large, green caterpillar on it.

    "Oh, ugh! Get that thing away from me!" exclaimed Paige. "It's scary! It's got great big eyes and an ugly monster face!"

    Carter laughed. "I wonder what it is," he said. "Let's go show Dad."

    When the kids went into the house, Dad looked up from his tablet. He smiled when he saw the caterpillar. "He does look rather scary, doesn't he? But don't let that monster face fool you," said Dad, taking the branch and studying the caterpillar. "Actually, it's not a face at all--just a pattern of markings. I've read that these caterpillars are designed that way to scare away birds that might want to eat them. Their real heads are on the other end. See?" Dad pointed out the difference.

    Paige laughed as they peered at the caterpillar. "So he looks like a monster, but he's really just a harmless worm," she said.

    "Oh, I wouldn't say that," Dad said. "If enough of these got into our garden,

    they could do a lot of damage. So he is dangerous, but not in the way you thought."

    Then Dad added, "You know, Satan is like this caterpillar--he's also got two sides."

    "What do you mean, Dad?" asked Carter.

    "Well, last night at the missions conference, we heard about what we might call the scary side of Satan," Dad explained. "Dr. Franklin talked about people using witchcraft and casting magic spells."

    "Yeah. That was scary," said Paige with a shiver. "But isn't Satan always scary?"

    "He's always very dangerous," said Dad, "but he knows how to make himself actually look good sometimes. Instead of letting us see those scary things, he often tempts us to commit ordinary sins--like lying, gossip, disobedience, pride, and even just failure to believe what God says in His Word." Dad shook his head. "Don't be fooled, kids. Sin doesn't have to look scary to be dangerous!" He held out the branch. "And now you better get rid of this before your mother sees it in the house!"

    How About You?
    Do you think you're safe from Satan's influence because you don't worship idols or practice witchcraft? Don't believe it! Satan knows that even ordinary sins are enough to destroy your fellowship with God and to keep you from doing His will. Never think that any sin is harmless!

    Today's Key Verse:
    Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:14)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Beware of Satan's influence

    Posted: April 23, 2015, 4:00 am
    Seth and his parents laughed together. They were watching Camden--Seth's five-year-old brother--as he rode his new bicycle full speed up and down the driveway. The training wheels rattled as Camden tried to imitate a motorcycle driver. He wore his helmet and a pair of ski goggles. "Camden, it's getting dark," said Dad. "Why don't you take off those goggles?"

    "No!" Camden protested. "Motorcycle drivers always wear them. I'm a motor cross racer!"

    "But it's getting dark," Mom explained. "The tinted glass on the goggles keeps you from seeing clearly."

    "I can see," Camden insisted. "Watch this!" He turned and raced to the end of the driveway where he made a sharp U-turn. He didn't notice the loose gravel on the cement. The bike tipped and skidded in the gravel, and Camden spilled onto the concrete, scraping his hands and knees. Seth ran to help his brother untangled himself from his bike.

    When Mom removed the goggles, Camden saw blood trickling down his leg, and he began to cry. "Come on in with me," said Mom soothingly. "Let's get a bandage."

    After Mom bandaged the cut on Camden's leg, they all sat down in the family room. "You know what Camden's accident reminds me of?" asked Seth.

    "What?" asked Mom.

    "My Sunday school lesson last week," said Seth. "Camden didn't see the gravel because he was wearing those dark goggles, and Mr. Potter said we don't understand everything God wants us to know--that it's like we're looking at life through dark colored glasses. We don't see all God has planned, so sometimes we mess up and fall along the way."

    "Good point," agreed Dad. "We don't realize the greatness of God's love and plan for us."

    "Does God love us and fix our hurts like Mommy does?" Camden asked.

    Seth and Dad chuckled. "God loves us more than anything!" Dad assured him. "And someday, He will wipe away all our tears!"

    Mom nodded. "Some day we'll see more clearly and understand so much more!"

    How About You?
    Do you feel like you don't understand much about life and eternity? That's because you can't clearly see and understand all there is to know about God and what He has planned for His children. Trust His promise that those who know Jesus will someday understand more fully when we see Him face to face in heaven.

    Today's Key Verse:
    Now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face.
    (1 Corinthians 13:12)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Heaven will be wonderful

    Posted: April 22, 2015, 4:00 am
    As Evan climbed into Grandpa's car, he held out a tin can. "Look, Grandpa! I dug up some worms for bait yesterday."

    Grandpa smiled. "That's good . . . but I heard from some friends that the fish are really going for minnows lately, so I got some of those."

    "Oh, they'll like these worms, too," Evan said confidently.

    Later, as Evan and Grandpa sat on the cold concrete of the pier, they talked about fishing and sports and school. "How's your friend Alex?" asked Grandpa. "You said you were hoping for a chance to tell him about Jesus."

    Evan sighed. "I've tried, Grandpa, but he's not interested. He told me last week that he and some of the other guys tried smoking, so I told him that was a sin and if he were a Christian, he'd know better. He looked at me funny and walked away. He did go to church with his uncle last week, but that church doesn't teach about Jesus. I told Alex he should come to our church because it's much better. He just got mad. I don't think he'll ever want to know about Jesus." Evan pulled his line out of the water. "And I don't think I'll ever catch any fish. You caught two, and I haven't had a nibble."

    "Sure you don't want to try some of my bait?" offered Grandpa as he reeled in another fish.

    "I guess I will," decided Evan. "I thought all fish liked worms, but maybe they don't."

    "Different fish go after different types of bait," Grandpa said, fastening a minnow

    to Evan's line. "You know, using the right bait for the kind of fish you're trying to catch applies to sharing the gospel, too. Some people respond to a simple, straightforward approach, but most must be won with soft words and acts of kindness."

    Evan frowned. "You mean Alex, don't you?" he asked.

    Grandpa nodded. "It sounds like you've been pretty blunt with him. Maybe instead you could invite him to a Sunday school party or other event where he'll enjoy himself and hear the gospel, too." He smiled at Evan. "And don't forget--your own actions and kind words can also point him to Jesus."

    How About You?
    Are you unsure how to tell a friend about Jesus? Not everyone responds to the gospel in the same way. Think about what might peak your friend's interest in hearing more about Jesus, like a chance to get involved in fun church activities or meeting friends who accept them for who they are. Ask God to show you the best way to witness to your friend.

    Today's Key Verse:
    I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. (1 Corinthians 9:22)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Witness with care

    Posted: April 21, 2015, 4:00 am
    "I don't think I'm going to church tomorrow," said Bryce. He was lying on the floor in front of the fireplace, watching the flames shoot up toward the chimney. He glanced at his father to see what his reaction would be.

    Dad put down his newspaper. "Why is that?" he asked. "We let you stay home last Sunday because you had a sore throat. What is it this time?"

    Bryce rolled over on his back. "Dad, I've gone to church all my life," he said. "Why do I have to listen to the same things over and over again? It's always the same--sing a bunch of songs and then listen to the sermon." As he saw Dad frown, he quickly added, "I can read my Bible and pray here at home, can't I?"

    "You should do that every day," said Dad. "But Sunday is a special day to worship with other Christians."

    Bryce sighed. "I'll be glad when I'm old enough to do what I want." He pointed to a log sitting next to the fireplace. "There's just one log left,Dad," said Bryce. "Should I put it on the fire?"

    Dad shook his head. "Just let it burn by itself--over there in the wood carrier."

    Bryce stared. "Burn in the wood carrier!" he exclaimed. "What are you talking about? That would make a mess! Besides, you know a log won't just start burning

    by itself." He gave Dad a quizzical look. "I'll add it to the fire, okay?"

    Dad chuckled. "Okay," he agreed. "While you do, remember that just like those logs need the heat and flames from the other logs in the fireplace to burn, Christians need the warmth of being with other Christians. God tells us not to neglect getting together with one another. We can grow as we study the Bible by ourselves, but God knows we also need fellowship with other believers. They need us, too--just like those logs that still are burning need reinforcement."

    Bryce stood up. "All right," he said with a half grin. "I get the point."

    "Good," said Dad as Bryce added the log to the fire. "I'm glad to hear it, and

    I know your heavenly Father is, too."

    How About You?
    Do you regularly attend church and Sunday school? Do you go because you love God and want to learn more about Him or do you wish you could be doing something else? Just like logs on a fire, you need other believers to help you keep growing in Christ. Take advantage of opportunities God gives you to worship and grow with other Christians.

    Today's Key Verse:
    Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together. (Hebrews 10:24-25)

    Today's Key Thought:
    Attend church faithfully

    Posted: April 20, 2015, 4:00 am


  • Paws & Tales

    Sat 8am.

    Apr 24, 2015

    Joshua 1:9

    King Saul's victories on the battlefield lead his nation to prosperity, but when he refuses to obey Samuel's instruction, Saul pays a great price. God directs Samuel to select for Israel a new king; a man after God's own heart.

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  • Kids Corner

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    Episode Summary:

    How is Liz going to prove that he is a hero if no one will give him a chance? Help Liz figure out a way on this week’s Kids Corner.

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    Verse: 1 Samuel 30:24

    Each man who stayed with the supplies will receive the same share as each man who went down to the battle. Everyone's share will be the same.

    Have you ever been stuck in the middle of a huge fight? Where each group said they were right? And it was up to you decide? This really happened to David. Check out what he did.

    It started when David and his group of 800 soldiers left their families at home and went to see the king of the Philistines. They went to see if he wanted their help in fighting a war. The king told David, "Nope, you and your men are free to go home." When David and his men got home, they discovered something horrible.

    Some men heard that David was off helping the king, so they went to David's city and carried off everything (including people) and then burned the city. When David saw what had happened, he asked God what to do. God said to go after these men. So David and his group of 800 men immediately set out to chase these robbers.

    But David and his men had been traveling a long way-to see the king, to return back home, and now to chase after robbers. About 200 men were just too exhausted to go any further. David told them to stop, to rest, and to watch over their supplies. David and the other 600 men continued on, found the robbers, clobbered them, and rescued every stolen person and thing. They also took everything else the robbers had with them. Then they headed back home.

    When they reached the 200 men who had stayed behind and watched the supplies, an argument began. The 600 men who fought said the 200 men could have their families back but nothing else. But the 200 men were also part of David’s army and they did watch over the supplies while the rest of the army was away. The argument was fierce. What did David do? He reminded all 800 men and their families that the only reason they had their families and all this stuff was because of GOD! Therefore, since God won the victory and all the men played their part in God’s plan, everyone would share equally.

    David understood how to be a true hero-he trusted in God. He gave God all the credit for the victory. It's the same for us. When we need to be a true hero, what do we do? Trust God. Give him the glory for the victory he gives you!

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    Discussion Guide:

    Everybody likes to be recognized for a job well done, for being a “hero.” But most of the time we are going to be a different kind of hero – community builders, people who work in the background to make things better. Recognition is not a bad thing—in fact it is essential in motivating and encouraging people to contribute their best to their team. We should always remember to say “thank you” for anything done for us. But when we are tempted to give our best only for recognition from our peers, we fall short of what God expects of us. God wants us to give our best all the time, “in secret” so that he gets the recognition. Matthew 6 tells us to give, pray, and fast “in secret.” Our concern is what God sees, not what others see. All our actions should be focused on and directed to God. Then we will truly be God’s kind of hero. 

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