Jeremy Camp’s new CD “Reckless” came out this week and shared on Fox News all about it. Be sure to listen this weekend as we highlight Jeremy in our artist spotlight. And don’t forget to get qualified to win the new CD. Text WINMUSIC to 66927 or “like” and “share” the cover photo on our Facebook page.
It’s Garrett from Shine Afternoons and even though Valentine’s Day was yesterday, so many of us are still celebrating today. We had a family board game night with our kiddos last night. Do you have a fun Valentine’s Day tradition with your family?
“Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:8
Do you believe that God is Love?
Donald Driver retired last month after playing 14 years for the Green Bay Packers. As he was headed out of town, he stopped by his number one fan’s house. 78-year-old Angie is a cancer survivor and die-hard Packers fan. She even decorated her home as a tribute to Donald. He had seen a previous news story that covered Angie’s cancer fight and thought he’d pay her a visit. Click here to see the video.
New research says that it probably is. Although Facebook is designed to connect friends old and new, studies show that the more you “Facebook stalk” your friends, the more jealous you become of whatever is happening in their lives. Engagements, vacations, and baby announcements are now leading to lower self-esteem for avid Facebook users. See for yourself in Lisa’s Home School.
Here’s a couple of faith and culture-related stories in the news this week.
The head of the Hobby Lobby chain has received a special award. Steve Green, CEO of Hobby Lobby, is this year’s recipient of the John M. Templeton Biblical Values Award.
The award is sponsored by the National Bible Association, and it is given to an individual who “literally lives the Bible.”
As you may have heard, Hobby Lobby has stood by its Christian standards in the face of mounting pressure from the federal government. It has refused to accept the government’s new mandate requiring businesses to offer employees health care coverage for abortion-inducing drugs.
The Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby has 525 arts and crafts retail stores with more than 20,000 employees in the U. S. A decision to close stores on Sunday cost the company over $100 million in product sales annually.
By the way, nearly half of Hobby Lobby’s annual profits are donated to causes that reflect Biblical principles. In the future, the company plans to open a fifty-thousand square foot Bible museum in Washington, D.C.
In other faith news, The American Bible Society has ranked the nation’s most and least “Bible-Minded Cities.”
The rankings are based on the percentage of citizens who read the Bible at least once a week and believe in the accuracy of the Scriptures. Based on those criteria, the nation’s most Bible-minded city is Knoxville, Tennessee, followed by Shreveport, Louisiana; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; and Jackson, Mississippi;
The survey found the LEAST Bible-minded city to be Providence, Rhode Island. Interestingly, the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams, named that city in in honor of “God’s merciful providence.” How far we’ve come!
I’m Bill Maier for Shine.FM.
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