School lunches boring already?

Are your kiddos complaining already about the boring, cold lunches that they have to take to school?   Do you take your kids shopping to get them pumped up and let them choose items to put into their lunch only to grab the same ol’ things?  Me too!  It’s so much easier to throw a PB&J sandwich in with an apple and…


Dinner ideas that won’t heat up the kitchen

In the heat of summer the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven and heat up the kitchen.  Yuck!  But you also have a home and family to feed so what are some tasty ideas for lunch or dinner that won’t heat up the house? Here are a few of my favorites: Grilled Chicken Wraps… Grilled (or stir fried) chicken breast slices marinated


Exposure therapy

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.         Philippians 4:6 Therapists at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN have developed an innovative approach to helping children overcome anxiety.  It’s called Exposure Therapy. Exposure…

Living with a glass half full

I never met McKale Morgan but after 20 minutes with his parents Mike and Dawn Morgan, I felt like I had known him. McKale died of a seizure on March 20th and the Morgans who have sponsored that day in honor of McKale’s passing this spring were quick to share about his full life despite his many handicaps. McKale was an Eagle Scout.  …


Field of Dreams a Hit with My Team

What a fun week our media advancement team had as we met at Life 101.9 this year.  As is our tradition, we spend part of our time taking in the “culture” of the market where we meet and so it was decided that I should treat my colleagues to a visit to the Field of Dreams in Dyersville. If you haven’t heard, the field…


Dying to self…not my cup of tea

The Tea Cups. One of my favorite “must dos” when hanging out at an amusement park. Oh, but Tea Cups are just a warmup for me. I am the consummate theme park “fearless warrior”. I can ride anything at any time…and multiple times in a row if given the chance. For you see, I am called to lead the family through…



  Today we leave on vacation to Branson by way of Kansas City. We’ll enjoy time with our parents then meet four of our kids in a rented house near Branson for a week of connecting and enjoyment. The joy of anticipation is a very powerful emotion. When I consider how much fun heaven is going to be, I get the same feeling as just…


Protecting Your Child from Skin Cancer

Our thanks to Nancy McHone (RN Educator; Cancer Program Coordinator — Covenant Cancer Treatment Center) for stopping by the Life 101.9 morning show to share how we can protect our children from the sun’s harmful rays. Here are some key points we should keep in mind It’s important to put sunscreen on our children…


Summer plans? 4 low-cost ideas to try with your kids

Summer is officially upon most of us. The calendar has turned to June and that means school is out for most of us. It also means we need to fill the suddenly empty days. Whether you homeschool or not, here are a few ideas to get you started. Then let me know what ideas you can pass on to the rest of us!   Become a tourist in your own back…


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