“Walk-It-Out-Wednesday”-Your Quiet Time

Hey it’s Garrett from Shine Afternoons and today is a “Walk-It-Out-Wednesday.” I don’t know if you heard, but  scientists where I graduated high school from (that’s Minnesota by the way) have created the “world’s quietest room.” It’s a high-tech, acoustic chamber in which you can hear your own heartbeat and not one person has lasted longer than 45 minutes. So it got me thinking about my quiet time with God, and being quiet and “hearing” His voice? Do find it hard to have a “quiet” time? How are you “walking out” your quiet time?

Clear The Air


Projects like installing new carpet and painting walls can release chemicals that pollute indoor air. Eww!!!  Luckily, some houseplants moonlight as efficient purifiers. For the best results, put as many plants as you can care for in the rooms you use most.  Which ones are best?  Check it out in Lisa’s Home School

Good News: Life-Saving Kiss From The Bride


A bride’s kiss actually saved a guest at her wedding!  Kylie and Russell were celebrating at their reception when the man she was dancing with collapsed.  The bride, dress and all, performed CPR and gave him mouth to mouth resuscitation.  Then, they spent their wedding night in the hospital with their friend.  He’s now on the mend, and Kylie and Russell are planning another wedding reception.  Read the full story here.

Handling Conflict In Front Of Your Kids

Whenever we speak to a group of couples about conflict, somebody will eventually ask, “Well, how do you handle conflict in front of your kids?” This is such an important issue for married couples. I remember one time, we had a fight and our little 3 year old happened to observe us. He said to me afterward, “Mommy, did daddy put you in time out?” and I said, “Yes.” It kind of feels that way.
The key in understanding conflict in front of kids is not to avoid it because then they’ll grow up and think, “Oh, mom and dad never had a fight.” They have no example of how it’s resolved. The key is to find resolve in front of them. That will give them a sense of peace and let them know that conflict is okay when you can find that resolve and move forward.

If you have a comment or question for the New Shine.FM Relationship Experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, visit the Relationships Experts page at Shine.FM.

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Introducing Church In Action!

We’re so excited to introduce Church In Action!  This is a great way for you to tell us about the ministries in your church that go beyond the walls and into the community.  Put your church on the map here!

Shine.FM Top 20 – May 2013

  1. Rend Collective Experiment – Build Your Kingdom Here
  2. MercyMe – You Are I Am
  3. tobyMac – Steal My Show
  4. Newsboys – Your Love Never Fails
  5. Chris Tomlin – Whom Shall I Fear
  6. Matthew West – Hello, My Name Is
  7. Colton Dixon – You Are
  8. For King & Country – Middle Of My Heart
  9. Hawk Nelson – Words
  10. Phillips, Craig & Dean – Great I Am
  11. Sidewalk Prophets – Help Me Find It
  12. Francesca Battistelli – Strangely Dim
  13. Tenth Avenue North – Worn
  14. Audio Adrenaline – Kings & Queens
  15. Building 429 – We Won’t Be Shaken
  16. Chris August – Restore
  17. The Afters – Every Good Thing
  18. Britt Nicole – Gold
  19. Kristian Stanfill – The Lord Our God
  20. All Things New – New Man

Want to help pick the New Shine.FM’s Top 20? Simply become a member of the Shine.FM Music Panel.

Can One Sugary Drink Per Day Increase Your Risk Of Developing Diabetes?

How much sugary soda do you drink each day?  Well according to a new study, just one can of sugary soda per day may significantly increase your risk of developing diabetes later in life.

According to a story on HealthCentral.com, Researchers at the Imperial College in London, say that drinking a single 12-ounce sugar-sweetened drink every day may increase the risk of diabetes by as much as 22 percent. .

This study followed 28,000 people using data from studies across eight European countries. When total energy intake and body mass index of the people were accounted for, the figure fell from 22 percent to 18 percent increased risk.

The results indicate that risk of type 2 diabetes goes beyond simply a sugary drink’s effect on body weight.  Similar studies conducted with North American subjects reflected a 25 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes for each daily soft drink consumed.

By the way, this study also looked at the effects of pure fruit juice and nectar consumption.  The researchers say those beverages did not appear to lead to increased risk of diabetes.

However, they say it was difficult to say for sure, given the challenge of identifying fruit juices people drink that have added sugar, as opposed to those that are 100 percent fruit juice.

Here’s one other new research finding—but this one deals with our SPIRITUAL health.  Timothy Jay, a psychology professor at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, did s study on CURSING.  Dr. Jay found that wwear words make up just shy of 1% of the words an average person says in a given day.

I suppose that’s good news, but here’s the NOT so good news.  He also says the average child learns his or her first swear word by age 2!  Ouch!

I’m Bill Maier for Shine.FM.

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