Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Building 429 News: Highlights from this Morning's Show

Artist News:
Building 429 will be singing the National Anthem tonight at Rupp Arena for the UK vs University of Tennessee Game at 7:00 pm. 

Don't forget they will also be a part of our Meet the Bands Day on Friday, February 3rd.  Go to for details.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Another Day, Another Mark Interview: Highlight's from this Morning's Show

Sanctus Real Interview:
Today's the day, don't forget to tune in to 88.5 WJIE during the 5:00 hour!  Afternoon host Chris Crain will be chatting with Mark from Sanctus Real about how you can meet the band before Winter Jam on February 3rd and score some free food, drinks, and give-aways while you are at it!

Special Guest Next Week!
Next Thursday, February 2nd, we will have a special guest on the Morning Show.  Jim will be interviewing her during the 7:00 hour.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Highlights from this Morning's Show

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Mark Schultz Interview:
This morning Jim interviewed Mark Schultz who will be joining us this February for our Annual Sweetheart Dinner on Valentine's Day!  Mark shared about his latest album, the upcoming birth of his son, some stories that inspired him during his song writing process and about his new book, "Letters from War."  It was wonderful hearing the impact his music is having, and how a military chaplain has used his song "Letters from War" as a tool to share God's love with our soldiers. Visit Mark's website for more info about his book, album, and tour; and be sure to join us for the Sweetheart Dinner!

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Chic Night with Rita Springer:
Machelle Perry also joined us in the studio this morning.  She is the director of a new women's ministry group, "Women on the Way", which is an outreach of Evangel World Prayer Center that is designed especially for encouraging women of all ages.  "Women on the Way" will be hosting a fabulous women's event featuring renown worship leader, Rita Springer on January 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm.  This is a free event featuring child-care, give-aways, worship, and more!  Event details can be found [here].  Be sure to come and get refreshed!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

PB & Giggles: Highlights from the Morning Show

PB & Banana Sandwich on Cinna-Swirl Bread
Good Morning!
It was good to be back in the studio this a.m. after a week off, and it looks like today was a great day to return since I can celebrate some of my favorite things - laughing and peanut butter.  Today is National Belly Laugh Day, National Compliment Day, and National Peanut Butter Day.  During Fact-or-Fiction we learned that you really can replace your shaving cream with creamy peanut butter if you so desire, but I don't think I'll be making the switch any time soon.  I would rather use peanut butter in some great recipes.  Since peanut butter is one of my all time favorite foods, here are a few ideas on peanut butter variations.

Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies
Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie
PB & Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Peanut Butter Swirl Cheesecake
Peanut Butter Blondies

Friday, January 13, 2012

Event Announcement: Highlights from this Morning's Show

Today's big event announcement was that 88.5 WJIE is welcoming Women of Joy to Louisville again this year, and that Chris Tomlin will be this year's special musical guest. 

For more information visit: or WOJ website
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New Music from Kutless

The guys from Kutless shared a new song from their upcoming album.  Here's a sneak peak from the album! 

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

God's Not Dead

The Newsboys released their world video premier of "God's Not Dead" the title track to their newest album. The album is available now at

Monday, January 9, 2012

Welcome Morning: Highlights from this Morning's Show

Welcome Back!
This morning we had a lot of great surprises in store for our listeners.  We welcomed back Morning host, Jim Galipeau.  It was so great having him back in the studio.  Fact or Fiction returned this week with lots of great prizes.

Called to Love Tour
We also had a very special concert announcement this morning.  The "Called to Love" Tour will be coming to Louisville March 16, 2012 featuring Downhere, Aaron Shust, and Jason Gray.  Tickets are $15.  More information is available at

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Spontaneous Joy: Highlights from Saturday's Show

Spontaneous Joy: One of my favorite things in the world is pure and simple joy.  I love to laugh and be random and goofy with all of my favorite people.  Obviously randomness by nature isn't something that you can plan, but you can practice living in the moment and letting yourself enjoy your family, friends, and all of the things you love about life.  Give yourself permission to whole heartedly indulge in moments of joy withouth worrying about deadlines or to-do lists.

Don't worry about what they think: Life is more fun when you stop caring about what other people think.  It's not easy, but after a while it does get easier.  I will admit that I definitely began to enjoy life a whole lot more when I stopped taking myself so seriously.  Trust me, I still have my self-conscious overly perfectionistic moments - especially when it comes to something like my work.  However, the more I practice letting people's opinions dictate how I feel about myself the happier I am.  For instance, I am naturally clumsy.  It's pretty much guaranteed that I will trip at least once at some point this month, but it's a whole lot more fun to curtsy and laugh at myself than to worry about how I looked when I landed.  Don't worry about what everyone thinks.  What's really important is that you live, love, and enjoy the blessings that God has given you.

Little Acts of Kindness: Day 12

Offer to baby-sit for a new or single mom that you know.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Live Love Loud: Highlights from the Morning Show

Live in the Moment
Thursday was beautiful and almost Spring-like.  Earlier that day, I was starting to think too far in advance about everything I have scheduled for the next couple of months and began to get overwhelmed.  So after work, I went home and took my dog for a walk.  It’s a simple thing, but that really helped me let go of all of the things that don’t really matter.  There’s something to be said for simplicity; It’s freeing to have quiet moments. God doesn’t want us to constantly be striving – for more stuff, for more things to do, for fulfillment.  At least once today, find a quiet place and just be in the moment.  Don’t think about your deadlines or where you have to be – just stop and let yourself enjoy those simple joys that come your way.

When is it ok not to Love?
A few months ago, I was having a chat with Chris Crain and all of a sudden he asked me a question that has really stuck with me.  He asked me, “When is it ok NOT to love.”  It was one of those unexpected questions that took me aback for a second, but I immediately knew the answer… Never.  It’s never ok not to love.  Love is so important to God that He sent Jesus to save us.  Love is so important that when asked what the greatest commandments were, Jesus told us to love God above all and then to love our neighbors as ourselves.  It’s so simple that children understand it perfectly, yet it’s difficult to operate in love all of the time.  1 Corinthians chapter 13 tells us that love is patient, kind, not envious but humble, forgiving and always putting others before ourselves.  That’s difficult in an imperfect world where our hearts aren’t always handled gently.  Yet at the end of the day, the answer is still going to be the same.  Keep loving; it’s the only thing that makes a real difference.

Love out loud:
"Practice hospitality to one another without grumbling" 1 Peter 4:9
I keep a post-it on my bulletin board at the station that says, "Love is an action.  Compassion is worthless if all you do is feel."  I keep it close to me so that I have a constant reminder to act on the needs that I see in the lives of others the moment that I happen upon them.  If someone is hungry now, don't wait until tomorrow to feed them.  I feel the same way about prayer and encouragement.  Being friendly, especially when it's not convenient, is so important especially as a Christian.  If you notice when you are out today, there are a lot of people going through life with a lot on their minds.  Sometimes they appear unfriendly or tense, but we cannot judge their entire lives based on one negative encounter.  You can never fully know what another person is going through.  A little kindness can make a huge difference in someone's day.  God doesn't waste any thing.  He will use your love and your kindness to touch lives.

Tech mentions:
There is some new technology that is suppose to be made available to the public in just a couple of years.  It is an alternative to the mouse that is currently used for individuals who have physical limitations that prevent them from using a standard mouse to control their computers.  This new technology will monitor the movement of your eyes and direct the computer's cursor to the location that you are looking.  For instance, when reading an article or book you will be able to scroll through the article as naturally as you would if you were scanning a paper book, magazine, or newspaper.  Or if playing a video game, your eyes would be the controller instead of having to use a hand held device.  Click the link if you want to check out the full article.  ABC News Article: Eyes Instead of Mouse

Little Acts of Kindness: Day 11

Call or write to a teacher who changed your life.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Why we do what we do: Highlights from this Morning's Show

Purpose in Life:
"A question every speaker should ask themselves is... 'What difference is it making in people's everyday lives'?"
The guys from Sidewalk Prophets have been tweeting over the past couple of weeks about their upcoming album "Live like that" and how it's coming together.  Last week they were asking fans to submit stories about people in their lives who make them say, "I want to live like that!"  I love the concept behind the album, because it's something that I think about often.  I feel compelled to find my purpose in life and in each moment.  As a Christian I believe that everyone's purpose is to love God and love the people around us.  Regardless of your financial status or social platform we are all leaving an impression of some sort on everyone we meet.  We can and should make a positive difference in the now and leave a legacy of love for those to come.  The people who have made a lasting impression in my life or even cultural figures like Mother Teresa all have a factor in their lives that is in my opinion the source of the impact, and that's Love.

Be Encouraged:
Matthew 7: 8-10 says, "For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.  Which of you, if your son asks for bread will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?"
Yesterday, I was talking to a friend who was feeling a bit discouraged about some unanswered prayers.  I've been there; I'm sure you have too.  It's frustrating when you have been praying for the same thing for what seems like forever.  If you are going through a similar season, keep in mind that God has done tremendous things for you in the past.  Look at your blessings and remember that He will do good things for you again.  God doesn't have some random answer for your prayers; He has a special custom-made blessing waiting just for you.

Artist News:   Tenth Avenue North
Mike Donehey of Tenth Avenue North tweeted a link to this Youtube Video their band made discussing the paradox between being a Christian band whose focus is to take the attention off themselves and putting it on God while being on a very public platform in the entertainment industry. It's quite interesting and very well done. I hope you enjoy it.

We all could use more motivation from time to time.  Whether is for a project at work, a goal or simply to get going in the mornings.  There's a key to unlocking your motivation that may surprise you.  Did you know that what you believe about yourself and your abilities, not on not how talented you are affects your overall initiative in life and that people who believe that they can accomplish what they set out to do perform better than those who don’t.

Little Acts of Kindness: Day 10

Offer to pick up groceries for an elderly neighbor, especially in extreme weather

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Little Acts of Kindness Day 6-9: Kindness Catch-up

I got behind due to limited computer access.  Hopefully my laptop will be up and running soon so here is a catch-up post on the Daily Little Acts of Kindness Ideas.

Day 6: Put change in an expired parking meter.
Day 7: Out of the blue, send flowers to a friend
Day 8: Bring a co-worker coffee

and today's

Day 9:  Take your shopping cart to the shopping cart corral or back inside the store. 
Bonus points for taking a few extra carts.

Overthinking and Some Really Cute Photos: Highlights from this Morning's Show


Battle of Overthinking:
Something I mentioned this morning is that one thing I find really cool about God, is that He will surround you with people who are strong in areas that you aren't yet.  He's definitely done this in my life in my family, friendships, and at my job. For me, one of those weak areas is Overthinking.  I know that overthinking seems like it would be a good thing, but it can be counterproductive.   It has the potential of being a huge hindrance to one's goals and faith walk.  Typically God doesn't always show us the entire picture; we get little puzzle piece sized snippets of His plan along the way.  I think the main reason is that He wants to build in us a greater faith in Him.  If that's something you are dealing with, a great tip is to redirect your attention back to what God says in the Bible and hold on to those promises.

I found this link showing images of this adorable photo book for new moms.  Adele Enerson used her daughter's naptime to create an adorable storybook world and ultimately this uber cute book.   It's so cute I had to post a few pictures.  You can view the entire article by clicking on this link.  Enjoy the cuteness!


Seriously, don't worry!
This morning I shared a portion of a devotion I was reading out of the "Love out Loud" devotional.  It said, "When you find yourself in the midst of a battle...remember that every round you fight produces  valuable experience and strength.  Every time you endure an attack, you become stronger.  Loving God means trusting Him in every situation..."  If you let it, situations that arise in life will still your joy and rob your peace.  The entire tactic of the enemy is to keep you out of the presence of God.  So don't let worry keep you from walking in faith.  Worship God and find time to pray and spend in His word.  You will find peace in His presence.

Birthday Wishes:
We celebrated some very special birthdays this week!
88.5 WJIE turned 24 years old on January 1st.  Thanks for listening for the past 24 years.  We appreciate you.
Also, afternoon host Chris Crain celebrated his birthday yesterday.  If you would like to wish him a happy birthday, visit the 88.5 WJIE Facebook page today.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Successful New Year: Highlights from this Morning's Show

Like it or not, The New Year brought with it lots of attention on improving ourselves with New Resolutions for this year. Personally, I always reevaluate myself every year; but typically after a while I'm like everyone else and fall back to my normal routine.  Studies show that 4 out of 5 people break their resolutions.  That doesn't have to be the case.  God wants you and I to succeed in life.  Matthew West tweeted yesterday, "New Year's resolutions fail when they start with words like 'I will' but they succeed wehen we ask for help and say 'With God's help, I will."

I want us to succeed in actually accomplishing our goals for this year.  So when setting your goals keep in mind these words "Less is more".  Set a limit for your amount of resolutions. It’s perfectly ok if you don’t learn a completely new language, write a novel, fully cut out sodas, visit Europe, bike every day, learn to make your own butter, and repel down the tallest mountain in Asia within the next twelve months. Your list should be inspiring, not daunting. Find goals that excite you, but keep your expectations realistic.  You may not be able to complete them all as quickly as you like.  By making a couple of diverse, meaningful resolutions, you will limit the opportunities for failure and find yourself more excited about the ones you've chosen.

Have you ever considered that some of the things that you feel you need to change about yourself were actually intentional characteristics that God gave you for a specific purpose.  Some people have scientific or mathmatical minds others are better with words.  Some are artistic and that can appear to be random or sporatic because of all the creative ideas.  Embrace who God made you to be.  Build on your strengths. 

Here's something else that I want you to keep in mind.  It sounds counter productive, but prepare yourself for the inevitable setbacks.  You are human, and whatever it is you are trying to accomplish will get difficult.  So when it does, don't give up as soon as you hit a wall.  Just change your mindset when it comes to your goals.  Instead of Interpreting a single mistake as a failure, think of it as a mere bump in the road that's part of the path to success.  If your goal for this year seems a little daunting a good thing to do is to Set smaller goals or check points.  It will make it more manageable if you break it into little chunks instead of trying to tackle the whole thing at once.  You will be more likely to reach your longterm goals if you break it into several smaller ones.  Have your family and friends join you.  The buddy system will keep you inspired and challenge you a bit.  If you have a friend who loves to run, and you are interested in beginning that person would be a great motivator and keep you accountible as well.  Finally, don't forget to give yourself rewards when you do a good job.  Celebrate yourself; you absolutely deserve it. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Southern New Year

Happy New Year!  Since I am from the South, the first day of the year's meal plans usually involve very traditional fare - beans of some sort (preferably black eyed peas), cornbread, and egg rolls (because I don't like steamed cabbage with sausage).  Ok, the egg rolls have nothing to do with southern tradition; I just like egg rolls and it's a great way to justify eating them on New Year's.  Typically my mom would make pinto beans.   Over the past few years we've all enjoyed 15 bean soup so that the Black eyed peas are covered.  I'm pretty sure that like all New Year's food traditions, these southern foods started with superstition; but  my family isn't superstitious.  It's just a fun little tradition we keep.  Plus, since January is usually when Winter really starts hitting us, this meal is very cozy and welcoming.  This year, I broke tradition completely and did not eat any of my southern favorites, but I thought I would share a recipe with you that I have tried recently that is very delicious.  I highly recommend it, and hope that you give this a try the next time you need a new soup recipe to add to your culinary repertoire.

Black Bean Soup with Jalapeno Salsa

Note: I modified this a bit when I tried it.  I added all of the salsa ingredients directly into the soup.  It was delicious.  Personally I would always serve this with cornbread, but the day I made it I served it with Garlic Butter Ciabatta Bread 


  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • large poblano or green bell pepper, chopped
  • cloves garlic, chopped
  • large red onion, chopped
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 15.5-ounce cans black beans, rinsed, or 1 heaping cup dried black beans, soaked and cooked
  • 12-ounce Quality Chicken Stock
  • 3 to 4 jalapeños, halved and seeded
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the poblano, garlic, all but ⅓ cup of the onion, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the cumin.
  3. Add the beans, stock, and ½ cup water (I used more stock instead). Mash some of the beans with a fork or potato masher. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the soup is slightly thickened, 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, heat broiler. Place the jalapeños on a broilerproof baking sheet and broil until charred, 2 to 3 minutes. Slice crosswise.
  6. In a small bowl, toss the jalapeños with the cilantro, lime juice, remaining ⅓ cup onion and 2 teaspoons oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Serve with the soup.