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Take a trip with the Morning JoyRide®️as Candi and Melody discuss the humorous side of real issues facing families today. 

Quirks, Bumps, and Bruises The Morning JoyRide

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Take a trip with the Morning JoyRide®️as Candi and Melody discuss the humorous side of real issues facing families today. 

    Witnessing: Advice from An Expert with Eric Simmons, Part 2

    Witnessing: Advice from An Expert with Eric Simmons, Part 2

    Discover the compelling intersection of historical evidence and profound faith as Pastor Eric Simmons joins us once again to unravel the art of apologetic argumentation. We navigate beyond the surface level of belief systems, placing a spotlight on the resurrection—a cornerstone of Christian doctrine.
    Venture with us through a moving narrative that showcases the transformative power of the resurrection in personal faith journeys. Listen to the story of a touching encounter with an unwavering atheist whose continuous dialogue with believers hints at a heart opening to reconsider faith. These stories embody the harmonious blend of intellectual scrutiny and religious conviction, reinforcing the notion that belief is not just felt but also reasoned.

    We reflect on the tender and intricate process of guiding individuals towards faith, emphasizing  empathy and compassion in religious discourse. A dialogue with an atheist during a Sunday school session becomes a testament to the emotional and intellectual considerations that color one's path to belief. Through this journey, we emphasize that humility and repentance are not just virtues but the very essence of a vibrant spiritual life. Join us, Candi and Melody, as we unpack these profound topics, offering encouragement for those navigating the complex landscape of spiritual discovery.

    • 24 min
    Witnessing: Advice from An Expert with Eric Simmons, Part 1

    Witnessing: Advice from An Expert with Eric Simmons, Part 1

    Join us on a thought-provoking journey as we sit down with Eric Simmons, Associate Pastor of Disciple Making from First Baptist Church of Summerfield, to illuminate the often misunderstood practice of apologetics within the Christian faith. Apologetics is not about apologizing; it's about articulating a well-reasoned defense for our beliefs. Eric walks us through its biblical roots and its critical role in both evangelism and nurturing steadfast faith in the face of challenging ideologies. This conversation is an eye-opener for anyone seeking to bolster their understanding of Christianity and prepare the younger generation for the intellectual battles they may face, especially within academic environments.
    Listen in as we tackle the compelling topic of sharing your faith, a duty that, surprisingly, many Christians shy away from. We delve into the power of personal testimony, especially the transformative narrative of the resurrection, and the need to prioritize genuine relationships over debates when engaging with non-believers. Our chat also sheds light on how our daily choices and media consumption may either bolster or undermine our witness to the world. This segment is a heartfelt call to authenticity, urging believers to live out their faith in a way that naturally invites others to explore the hope we hold dear.

    Our final segment probes the delicate balance of humility and accountability within the church. The all-too-common facade of perfection can alienate, particularly the younger faithful, who crave authenticity and honest mentorship. We discuss the importance of fostering a church environment that champions loving correction over harsh judgment, and the role this plays in nurturing a sincere and resilient community of believers. Tune in for an enriching conversation that emphasizes the need for a faith community that practices what it preaches and faces its imperfections with grace and truth.

    • 32 min
    Will We Ever Stop Eating?

    Will We Ever Stop Eating?

    Every time we mean to lace up those sneakers for an early morning walk, the siren call of syrup-drenched pancakes seems to steer us off course. It's Melody and Candi here, bringing you another belly-laugh-packed session of Quirks, Bumps, and Bruises, where we navigate the choppy waters of weight loss with a fork in one hand and a dumbbell in the other. Today's episode is a testament to the best-laid plans of mice, men, and your two favorite radio hosts, who can't seem to resist the gravitational pull of a loaded breakfast sandwich.
    Join us as we chronicle our latest foray into the land of dieting promises, only to be hijacked by the sheer magnetism of office birthday celebrations and the undeniable allure of blueberry bread pudding (with icing, no less). We share the gritty details of our indulgent morning feasts, reflect on the peer-induced food choices, and even try to justify our actions under the guise of social obligation. If you've ever found yourself in a tug-of-war between fitness aspirations and the undeniable joy of comfort food, this episode will have you nodding along and chuckling at our all-too-familiar predicaments.

    • 11 min
    Pastors' Wives Appreciation Month

    Pastors' Wives Appreciation Month

    Unlock the hidden world of pastors' wives and their vital role in the church community as we celebrate their dedication during Pastors Wives Month. Cindy and Charlotte from Energize Ministries join us to share heartfelt stories and the raw truth about the lives of these incredible women. We peel back the layers of expectation and sacrifice that come with being married to a church leader, examining the biblical foundation of honoring these women and how the community can truly uphold them. Our conversation reveals the complexities of balancing personal careers with church duties and the need for grace and understanding for pastors' families.

    Feel the heartbeat of the church as we delve into the crucial issues of pastoral burnout and the rejuvenating power of sabbaticals. With thousands of pastors stepping away from the pulpit each year, we confront the stark reality of mental exhaustion and the impact it has on both clergy and their spouses. Cindy and Charlotte illuminate the philosophy of Energize Ministries, emphasizing that the well-being of church leaders is intrinsically linked to the health of their congregations. Listen to stories of resilience, the power of encouragement, and the transformative effect of supporting pastors' wives and families on the broader faith community.

    • 15 min
    Enjoy This Throwback Episode: Christian Pickup Lines

    Enjoy This Throwback Episode: Christian Pickup Lines

    Join Melody and Candi as they discuss Christian pick up lines for singles. Laugh alongside them as they let you know some of the most hilarious lines that are said in order to meet that special someone to marry.

    • 6 min
    You Might Be A Southern Gospel Music Fan

    You Might Be A Southern Gospel Music Fan

    Join us, Melody and Candi, as we take a stroll down memory lane, celebrating our shared love for Southern Gospel music. With 17 years of concerts, events, and countless memories, we reflect on the times we followed artists like Signature Sound and Michael English, and attended massive gatherings like the National Quartet Convention and Singing in the Sun. Listen in as we recount the hilarious moment we unwittingly found ourselves on the red carpet at Dollywood, decked out in our finest—save for the Crocs and sandals on our feet.
    In this heartfelt conversation, we also explore the unique atmosphere of Southern Gospel events and how they serve as the ultimate setting for people-watching, surpassing even the likes of Walmart for entertainment value. Plus, we touch on Aaron Wilburn's humorous take on Southern Gospel fandom in his book, "You Might Be a Southern Gospel Music Fan If." Whether you're a die-hard fan or just looking for a laugh, our anecdotes are sure to bring a smile to your face and maybe even a bit of nostalgia for the sights and sounds of Southern Gospel music.

    • 13 min

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