On August 13th my wonderful brother-in-law went to be with the Lord. My husband and I were at hospice with him at his passing. While driving to his mother’s home to tell her that he’d passed, Amazng Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Chris Tomlin came on the radio as I was channel surfing. The song reminded me that God was there and Teddy was ok and with Him. God always knows what He’s doing and is faithful to remind us of this and give us comfort whenever we need it.
How has WAY-FM been a part of your life?
I became homeless about a month ago. I have been living out of my car, but discovered WAY-FM. What an uplifting difference you have made in my life. I have become closer to Jesus, and realize that I don’t have to be ashamed, or afraid because of my situation. God has it all under his control and I don’t have to worry. All I can say is, “ Thank You WAY-FM.”
In February of this year, I lost my dear husband of 23 years to a motorcycle accident. The recovery period for our family has been long. I found myself unable to listen to the classic rock station anymore, as there were too many memories locked in so many songs. I found WAY-FM and my radio station hasn’t strayed. The songs have given me great comfort. My kids also now only listen to WAY-FM.
Since that terrible month, my children and I have returned to church, both kids have been baptized, and our life is full of blessings.
I think that the most difficult lesson in this has been that of forgiveness. The person who caused the accident that fateful day was texting and driving. Yet, through Heavenly Father’s guidance, I have found the grace to forgive her. She certainly did not intend to cause great harm on that day. She made a mistake in judgment and a life was lost.
For the last 3 years this had been the only station that was on in my car as I drove my middle school aged kids all over creation. They loved it and it opened up many conversations about God, social issues, and overcoming adversity.
We recently moved from our Portland, OR area home to a new location that is 45 minutes out of broadcast range. We tried other stations, but we all agree that Wally is what made our mornings so impactful. We were pretty lost.
Our move has been a little tough as we moved away from our three older children (they had graduated and are attending college) and my younger two miss them and the family dynamic that was.
This morning I was especially missing home, my kids, and my old job and decided to download the app. I am so incredibly excited to play this in the car tomorrow morning on our way to school!
Thank you so much for being inspired to do this as it will give us a bit of home as we establish our new and different one. I know the Lord was looking out for us even before we knew He was.
I was taught that the worth of souls is great in the sight of God and to bring one soul to Christ was a huge deal. The Wally show crew is a missionary type service and they have brought many souls to Christ, including mine, and in turn my children.
Please continue to let the Lord guide you in the show. You are my church right now and we as a family love you.
In my life time I made many mistakes thinking I was helping others but in reality hurting myself. At one point, I was sentenced to prison and it was there that I found Jesus Christ again. Through Him I was able to attain a peace that I had never known. Not only did I have physical peace but more importantly spiritual peace. I’ve been home for about a year and that relationship with the Lord has only become stronger. I listen to your show every day. Your djs and music give me hope and joy. Thank you.
Two years ago I moved back to Huntsville, discouraged, lost, and feeling like the past 4 years of college were a waste. I interviewed all summer and looked everywhere to find a job. I was then introduced to this station and landed a job at a preschool. Last year at this time, two children inspired me to donate to WAY-FM. Throughout the year God continued to bless me with amazing friends/boyfriend, and a job at a title one school where I’ve always wanted to work. Working at a school like this, where I see the struggles of the real world in my own community is hard, heart breaking. I am sad to say my church attendance has been minimized because I have allowed my tired and overwhelmed self to get in the way. But every morning and every afternoon I am in my car listening to WAY-FM. This station has become my saving grace. It has kept me connected to the Lord and to His Word even when I’m too exhausted to go to a place of worship. There have been days that, without listening to you, I don’t know if I would have been able to walk into the school. Thank you!
I am always encouraged to hear your heart for the Lord and for people. It really comes across to me and to my kiddos, 6 and 8. They take note of the lyrics and often it is the door to have very meaningful conversations. Getting songs stuck in our head can carry us through a trying day. The songs are honoring, Christ-centered, loaded with humility, and uplifting. I am especially encouraged by your partnering with Compassion. I have sponsored a child since I was 13 (I heard about it at a Michael W. Smith concert) with my baby sitting money. As a family we now sponsor more children and know that that Compassion trip is really a dream trip of a lifetime. Lord willing, we will see our Compassion kiddos in Haiti and the Dominican Republic face-to-face one day. Keep doing what you are doing. We will continue to pray for and financially support your ministry.
In January, my husband of 18 years, SFC Shawn Wodos, was killed. He had been in the Army 19 years, survived 2 combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was 4 months from retiring. He was killed trying to stop an attack on a friend; he was stabbed and died instantly. In one instant I lost my best friend, my husband, the father to my children, and my most avid supporter. I became a single parent of 4 children and my world crumbled.
I had listened to WAY-FM in the past, but once I lost my husband all other music seemed inconsequential and trivial – all I wanted to hear were songs that offered some small sliver of hope. Songs like “Blessings” (by Laura Story), “The Hurt & The Healer” (by MercyMe), and “Not Right Now” (by Jason Gray). It is still not easy – I go to the cemetery and cry at the overwhelming loss I feel. But I don’t go alone – I take my phone with me and just listen to a playlist of songs I have found through WAY-FM. It is a sad, lonely time, but it also offers me a little bit of peace; peace that other people have been in similar situations but were able to survive – by the grace of God. I am so grateful for the music you play as well as the chance to laugh again. The very first time I really laughed since January was listening to the Wally show!
I am 18 years old and attend Murray State University. I am majoring in Special Education. WAY-FM means so much to me as trials and temptations come along with worldly desires. The message WAY-FM brings keeps me going with my faith in Christ and leaves no pondering thoughts or doubts. It is a constant reminder of God’s love for me and his plan is true and he will never leave me. No matter how hard the tests are and how alone I feel at times, I know that Jesus will always be my comforter and will never fail me. For HE makes “ALL things, work together for my good!” …thank you so much WAY-FM!
I grew up in a Christian home, left by my parents to the care of my great grandparents. As an adult, I made mistakes, big ones. I stole, I lied, and I hurt people to avoid being hurt. I turned from God. I eventually realized I was not living the life I wanted to lead and I knew I had to have God in my life to survive, to thrive, to love and be loved. Every time I would start to draw closer to God, the devil would step in and something bad would happen, making sure I never gained the closeness with God I was so desperately seeking.
In 2013, I found a lump and was destroyed. Why me? Why could God not protect me?
When I was driving to the doctor to get the results of the biopsy, nothing would pick up on my radio. I hit scan…..and the ONLY channel that came through was WAY-FM. So I listened, and I listened, and the fear I was feeling started to lessen.
After hearing the words, “You have cancer,” I had never felt more alone in my life. As I walked back to my car by myself, I cried out to God in the parking lot.
I turned the car on and the very first song was “Praise YOU in this Storm.” I sat in stunned silence and just listened. The next song was “Overcomer.”…. I was NOT alone. God had not allowed any of the bad things to happen to me. He had never left me, I had left Him. He wanted me to praise Him no matter what was going on. I am still battling cancer; I am still struggling financially and dealing with my past mistakes. But I am striving to be a godlier woman, to draw closer to Him, to learn His word better. I still stumble. I still fall flat, but God is always there to pick me up and let me know He is with me.
WAY-FM is such an awesome tool that God uses to help me. God is now leading my life down a different path. I am searching for a way to serve Him and help others as my career. To use my talents to bring people to Him and to glorify Him in all that I do.