Posts Tagged ‘hope’

Your Stories: Michele

Many times, the impact you can make in a person’s life isn’t a single earth-shattering experience; rather, it’s a steady, everyday influence.  The uplifting messages in the songs played on WAY-FM meet people right where they are in life, and in a way, even become a form of church for them.  Here’s Michele’s story of how God used WAY-FM in her life and in the life of her family: A few years ago, I was… … Continue reading

When It’s Not How You Planned It

“This is not how I planned it” Have you ever said that about your life? Have you ever said that about the direction that something you anticipated going in changed? You had a different idea in mind. Life played out differently than you had dreamt. Life played out differently than you had hoped. That situation played out differently than you prayed for. I was talking with someone this week who sheepishly admitted that this wasn’t… … Continue reading

Four Ways to Respond When Healing Doesn’t Happen

My husband’s sister died of breast cancer when she was just thirty-six. I was pragmatic about her diagnosis at first. I was a nursing student back then, and I knew the statistics: most people do survive cancer. At first, it seemed my sister-in-law would be a survivor. The cancer was treated and wiped out. But it came back, and then it metastasized. The blow of this was long and crushing, and it seemed to come… … Continue reading

How Do We Respond to All This Violence? These Artists Point to Hope.

So much violence happened in the past week. What do we do now? You’re not the only one looking for answers and trying to find the hope in situations that happened in Louisiana, Minnesota, and, now, Dallas. We don’t have all the answers, but the way some of our WAY-FM artists are responding can help get our minds in the right place and let us know we’re not alone. Focus on what will win in… … Continue reading

A Needed Song of Hope on a Hopeless Day in Dallas

In the wake of tragedies like the shootings in Dallas and Louisiana and Minnesota this week, it’s easy to feel hopeless. That’s why it’s great to have songs like this from Tenth Avenue North to remind us who our hope is in. As I walk this great unknown Questions come and questions go Was there purpose for the pain? Did I cry these tears in vain? I don’t want to live in fear I want… … Continue reading

Andra Day is Bringing Jesus to Mainstream in a Powerful Way

Andra Day and her incredible voice were originally discovered by Stevie Wonder, but we later discovered something even more impressive. Andra has a seriously beautiful faith in Jesus and is sticking to it in the midst of the mainstream music world. You can hear her song “Rise Up” playing on WAY NEW, but you also may have heard her singing at places like The Grammys, the White House, and mainstream pop stations across the country. Carlos,… … Continue reading

Find Out What Song Danny Gokey Wrote For His Wife That She Doesn’t Like

My wife, My rock, my balance. But my favorite thing about her is her heart, it’s her most beautiful quality — Danny Gokey (@dannygokey) April 8, 2016 On the “More Than The Music Podcast,” Danny Gokey shares how he fell into a deep depression after his first wife passed away, finished top 3 on American Idol, got a second chance at his career, why he’s always singing, and why his wife doesn’t like a song… … Continue reading

When the Struggle Seems Endless This Building 429 Song Will Help You Keep Going

With all the crazy things going on in the world, it’s easy to ask, “Where is God in all this?” Rough days, hard seasons, and tragedies are something we would never wish on ourselves, but they do remind us that this is not meant to be our home. Even when life is easy, there are moments when our soul feels like something is missing. We were not made for this world. We were created for more.… … Continue reading

Making Diamonds: 3 Important Truths for When You Feel Crushed by Life

Hawk Nelson plays a song called, “Diamonds.” It packs more punch against the hard seasons of life than you might realize. Here are 3 super important truths to remember when the pressure is on and life gets tough: 1. Pressure produces strength. “[The song] talks about how God can use pressure, struggle, trials and stress in our life and make it into something stronger and more beautiful.” That’s what Jon Steingard, lead singer of Hawk Nelson… … Continue reading

You’ve GOT to read this incredible letter!

Kaci, a WAY-FM listener, called in recently to talk with Carlos & Joy about the struggle of finding hope. Another listener, Rae, overheard Kaci’s call-in on the subject, found the closest coffee shop, prayed, and reached out to us with encouragement to pass on to Kaci. Turns out she encouraged the team here too. Instead of keeping Rae’s encouragement to ourselves, we thought (with her permission) we’d share it with you too…   “Dear Kacie,… … Continue reading