Join Shine.FM’s Ministry Director Brian McIntyre Utter and his son Jake for another conversation across the kitchen table as they discuss the conflicting thoughts in The Bible about having a child-like faith while putting away childish things. Also, in Music Matters, new music from I Am They, North Point Inside Out Worship band and an Oldie But Goldie from 4Him. In Culture Shock, with Thanksgiving over and Christmas on the way, how do we put down our devices and truly be WITH our family and friends.
Shine.FM’s Brian and his 18-year old son Jake sit down at their kitchen table for a faith discussion on the nitty gritty of trusting God.
Plus a look at music, including:
The Sing Team–How Great is Our God
In Culture Shock, the duo take a look at “lawn mower parenting.”
This week on Stronger Together we are joined by guest Jason Bentsen of Love Moves.Us and we discuss his vision to see foster and adoptive families flourish. We discuss how equipping communities, chuches, agencies and individuals to better respond to the needs of foster children and foster families acomplishes this. You can connect with Jason on facebook or at http://www.lovemoves.us/
Stronger Together is a show about growing in marriage, parenting, relationships and community and airs weekly on Shine.FM. Have an idea for a future show? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s “smack” “talk”!!
A quick note about your favorite football-sport team: It’s TERRIBLE!!!
Your team is so bad that when I think about that team, I laugh about it, because the way it runs its plays is all backward. Furthermore, half of your guys are, in my opinion, ill-suited for the sport that they’re playing, which is football, and another sport might be a better choice for them so they should pursue those sports, and not this one, which is football.
Deal Breaker Question for the ladies: Let’s say you’re single and a FANTASTIC guy wants to marry you. He’s incredibly attractive. Smart, handsome, a provider and protector. Spiritually mature kinda guy. Loves kids and “gets” you. ONE little quirk: He wears big floppy clown shoes. Yes, they squeak when he walks. He will them for the rest of his life. That’s just how he rolls. That’s his only quirk. Otherwise, he’s AWESOME. Do you marry him?
We’re now uploading our show the day after it airs. You can subscribe here (on iTunes), or if you don’t use iTunes, via the Stitcher app. Yesterday’s show: Brant is a “Loon”, The People Jesus Repelled, Parmesan Cheese Dinner, Grace, Nik Wallenda, Forgetting the Candy, Our Show Agenda, No Pets Scrutiny, Awkward Jog of Gratitude, What’s in a Person’s Heart Sherri’s Fave Quotes: “You’ll hear us talk about grace a lot because it’s the only thing that changes any of us.” “I’m ok with looking dumb if I can just love people for once. I’ve gotten that frustrated with it. It’s time to grow up and love people.” “People get judgmental about me having a bowl of Parmesan cheese for dinner. That hurts.” “Grown man hiding behind a couch to avoid some kid in a Superman outfit. That’s how I roll.”
Shine.fm had an opportunity to speak with children’s author and Olivet Nazarene University Graduate Dan Holum and Disney lead animator and illustrator Mark Henn about their new book “Sleepy Sheepy and Daniel.” The entire interview is below.
Listen to the entire interview with Dan Holum and Mark Henn below
If you would like more information about Sleepy Sheepy and Daniel, or would like to purchase a copy click HERE! on the Amazon link below. Plus, if you would review Sleepy Sheepy and Daniel and let Amazon know that this kind of book is great for families that would be great too!
Have you taken a NAP lately? Your schedule might be so jam-packed that you think “there’s no way I have time for a nap!” but you may want to reconsider.
Prevention Magazine’s Jacqueline Parisi has looked at the research on afternoon naps and she says a nap may benefit your productivity levels by increasing alertness, creativity, recall, and memory in the second half of your day.
Also, a well-timed nap (right after lunch rather than in the late afternoon) can also help you recover after a sleep-deprived night.
Prevention’s article on naps quotes Ben Greenfield, the author of “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health, and Life.”
Greenfield offers this advice on getting the most out of an afternoon nap.
Don’t use your alarm clock unless you have to. As you develop a healthy napping habit, your body will naturally wake up in 20 to 60 minutes. Also, jolting awake at the sound of your alarm gives you an unnatural injection of stressful adrenaline and cortisol.
Time your naps. Try to nap seven to eight hours after you wake up, you’re your mind is often the least alert.
Don’t drink coffee before your nap. Even a tiny amount of caffeine in your system can mess with your sleep quality.
Don’t exercise immediately before napping. Finish your workout at least 45 minutes before the start of your nap to get the best results.
Eat before your nap. If you’re hungry when you go down for a nap, odds are you are not going to sleep very well, so try napping right after lunch.
And stick to a schedule. If possible, nap at the same time every day. That way, your body will become accustomed the napping routine.
For more advice on napping, see Jaqueline’s article at Prevention.com.
I’m Bill Maier for Shine.FM.
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Have you talked to your kids about “sexting?” If not, perhaps it’s time to have that conversation.
Researchers from Drexel University surveyed college students about whether they had sent sexual text message during high school and they were startled by what they learned.
54% admitted to sending or receiving “sexually explicit text messages or images” when they were under the age of 18. Almost all of them said it was in the context of a romantic relationship or as a means of flirting.
Study author David DeMatteo says “We were shocked by the prevalence and the frequency of sexting among minors. We were struck by how many of those surveyed seem to think of sexting as a normal, standard way of interacting with their peers.”
Meanwhile, researchers at the University of Southern California found that teens who send more than 100 texts a day are more likely to sext and to be sexually active. In addition, kids who receive sexual text messages are six times more likely to report being sexually active.
Eric Rice at the USC School of Social Work says “Our results show that excessive, unlimited or unmonitored texting seems to enable sexting.”
Dr. Rice recommends that parents openly monitor their young teen’s cellphone, check in with them about who they’re communicating with, and even restrict the number of texts allowed per month.
By the way, if you find it difficult to talk to your kids about sexuality, here are two resources you may find helpful. Psychologist Dr. Stan Jones and his wife Brenna have written a wonderful series of books called “God’s Design for Sex.” You can read the books with your kids, and there is a specific book for each age range.
Also, youth expert Jim Burns has an outstanding book just for teens called “The Purity Code: Gods Plan for Sex and Your Body.”
And don’t wait—if YOU don’t teach your kids about sex, someone else will!
I’m Bill Maier for Shine.FM.
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