Posts Tagged ‘community’

4 Creative Ways to Find Community

We all know that sitcoms and romcoms have lied to us. Kissing in the rain is not romantic. Picnics are the worst. And you should know a guy for more than a week before falling head over heels in love. But the biggest lie, in my opinion? That it’s easy to form adult friendships. The main character is always surrounded by a group of people who have known her for her entire life. They hang… … Continue reading

Community Impact Spotlight – Blanchet House

    This month the Community Impact Spotlight is shinning on Blanchet House. Blanchet (pronounced Blan-shay) House is a nonprofit social services organization located in downtown Portland. They provide food, clothing and housing programs to people in need. They believe that it is their responsibility to offer assistance in whatever way we can. They are not affiliated with any religious organizations though their founders are rooted in the Catholic community. Meal Program We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner… … Continue reading

Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive

Summer is a time for laughter, fun and relaxation. But for 1 in 7 of our neighbors in Portland and Vancouver, it’s a time of food insecurity. During the summer some kids miss 2 meals a day. Let’s change that! YOU can make a difference by partnering with 96.3 WayFM for the Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive! All donations will be distributed to the nearest drop-off location’s food pantry via the Oregon Food Bank Network or the… … Continue reading

Your Stories: Janell

One of the greatest privileges as a radio station is to give encouragement to someone when life isn’t going the way they’d planned; to have a real, honest discussion that lets them know they’re not alone in the fight, and that they WILL make it through it. Janell has such a story about the Wally Show: “I wanted to say THANK YOU to Zach and Wally for talking about the grief in losing a child. I have had six pregnancies with… … Continue reading

5 Reasons We Need Deep Relationships, Not Superficial Communities

A few months ago, my daughter, Caroline, curled up next to me on the couch after a day of school that had left her tired and frustrated. She began to tell me how she just wasn’t sure who was a real friend. We talked through it, and I wiped her tears as she let out a big sigh, saying, “I just don’t have a best friend yet.” And it made me want to cry because… … Continue reading

Sometimes There Are No Words

Sometimes there is just nothing to say. There are some things that happen in life that words won’t heal. There are some things that take our breath away that only silence can breathe life back into our lungs. They are the things of life that are beyond someone giving a kind word, a positive hopeful thought, a story of so and so who went through this and that and made it through, a good sermon,… … Continue reading

2 WRONG Expectations Churches Place on Pastors

Pastors are not strangers to the expectations of church members. But are the expectations of church members Biblical mandates from God? Or are there certain expectations that we, as pastors and churches, have believed to be signs of a healthy church? What does the Bible require of a pastor? Paul’s famous charge to young Timothy is a good place to start: “I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus christ, who will judge… … Continue reading

Three Keys to a Successful Discipling Relationship

Sandra and I have been meeting for a year–we meet once every three weeks or so. She is 23 and I am 63. Her heart to know Christ and help other women grow is what attracted me to Sandra as a discipler. Fresh off campus, she has a full-time job and is engaged to be married. My one-on-one time with Sandra is limited, so I know that when I’m with her I need to be… … Continue reading

5 Affordable Ways Guaranteed To Unlock Your Perfect Summer

80 years ago you could get a hamburger AND a pint of ice cream for almost a quarter EACH! Times have changed and budgets are tighter but that doesn’t mean you can’t have summer fun without taking out a loan! Here are JUST 4 fun and affordable ways you can make sure your kids stay happy and entertained right here in the Gulf Coast! 1. Cheap Movies Regal Theaters across the area hold their Summer… … Continue reading

5 Affordable Ways Guaranteed To Unlock Your Perfect Summer

80 years ago you could get a hamburger AND a pint of ice cream for almost a quarter EACH! Times have changed and budgets are tighter but that doesn’t mean you can’t have summer fun without taking out a loan! Here are JUST 5 fun and affordable ways you can make sure your kids stay happy and entertained right here in North Florida and South Georgia! 1. Cheap Movies Regal Theaters across the area hold their… … Continue reading