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Christmas Inspiration With Rhonnie Scheuerman

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“Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Christmas Time Inspiration For All In Need This Morning”

ChristmasLeavesDeveloping a Vibrant Faith

The apostle Paul had a strong commitment to know and serve Jesus Christ. His passion and love for the Lord was obvious—Jesus was always central in his thinking, whether he was working as a tent maker, preaching to the crowd, or even sitting in chains at prison. What fueled his love for the Lord?

Paul’s conversion experience on the Damascus Road was a motivating force in his life. Grateful for the gift of grace he had received at salvation, the apostle told many people about his encounter with the resurrected Christ and its impact on him. We, too, have a story to tell of God’s mercy in saving us and of the new life we have in Him.

Paul’s zeal also came from his firm conviction that the gospel message was true and available to everyone (John 3:16). On the cross, Jesus took all our sins—past, present, and future—upon Himself (1 Pet. 2:24). He suffered our punishment so that we might receive forgiveness and be brought into a right relationship with God. Through faith in Christ, we’ve been born again, and the indwelling Holy Spirit helps us every day (John 14:26). The more we understand what Jesus has accomplished on our behalf, the greater will be our passion to share the gospel.

Developing a vibrant faith requires time and energy plus a commitment to obey God. Regularly studying the Bible will strengthen your beliefs and give you courage to speak. Caring about the spiritual welfare of others will move you into action. Do you have a passion to serve Jesus wherever .

Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc. © 2009 All Rights Reserved.

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Lee Ann Womack Willie Nelson sing Christmas Classic

Lee Ann Womack and Willie Nelson Join Forces On Christmas Classic

The holidays are here, whether you like it or not, so cue the Christmas music! Lee Ann Womack and Willie Nelsonhave released a rendition of the holiday classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” and if it doesn’t give you the warm and fuzzies, nothing will.

The cover — available for streaming via Amazon’s “All Is Bright” Holiday playlist starting Nov. 24 — offers Womack’s pristine vocals, complemented by Nelson’s signature singing style. As Womack tries her best to escape during a snow storm, asserting that “I really can’t stay,” Nelson begs her not to leave as, “it’s cold outside!”

“It’s fun to take a standard song and figure out a way to make it your own,” Womack tells Entertainment Weekly of the duet. “The fact that Willie and I are both Texans and fans of Western swing made this treatment a no-brainer. It also made it one of the most fun projects I’ve ever been a part of!”

While Womack is no stranger to Christmas songs — she released her first holiday-themed album The Season for Romance in 2002 — the singer says she’s dreamed of collaborating with Nelson on a holiday track.

“I’ve always wanted to have a Christmas record with Willie,” she says. “And I’ve always wanted to record something that wasn’t just oozing with clichéd Christmas sounds. So I just let him know my idea and we went from there.”  Those hoping to catch Womack on the road in the coming months are in luck as she recently extended her All the Trouble Tour into 2018.

– TasteOfCountry

Country Top40 Airs on Nashvilles NBRN.FM 11am

Listen to AirplayExpress’s Top 40 for the latest International chart countdown hosted by Ed Dailey on Nashville Radio NBRN.FM this morning at 11AM [CST] Nashville Time

AirplayExpress Top 40 Aired in 11 Countries on 6 Continents, United States, New Zealand, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, South Africa, Norway,  Panama, Austria and Ireland now listen to AirplayExpress Top40 Country Chart

RadioWorldNBRNFMEd Dailey will be counting down the latest AirplayExpress  Top 40 from Nashville Tennessee in the regular slot at the Nashville Broadcast Network this morning. To tune in right now click the NBRN banner to the left. Ed Dailey counts down the AirplayExpress Top 40 for the month of May in line with AirplayExpress policy of promoting the Artists on AirplayExpress.

This brand new Top40 chart features only the most downloaded and playlisted songs compiled from the last seven days on AirplayExpress playlists and from playlists sent in by Disc Jockey’s worldwide to AirplayExpress.

AirplayExpress Top 40 Aired in 11 Countries on 6 Continents. United States, New Zealand, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, Germany, Scotland, South Africa, Panama, Austria and Ireland now listening to the AirplayExpress Top 40.  Even as Our family of DJ’s and Radio station are growing by the week, we are also aware due to the downloads that there are many more radio stations downloading and airing the show, but have not yet let us know, so that we can acknowledge their much valued support.

The Top40 is Edited, Mixed and Mastered at AirplayExpress and sponsored by Wildhorse Entertainment.

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Funny Letters To Santa Clause

Funny Letters To Santa Clause

Sometimes it isn’t easy being Santa. But he keeps laughing. Why? How? Because of letters like these. Not so sure about that last one, though… Source: Pinterest  Making Rudolph Nervous

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She’s A Fan!

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My Brother The Footnote

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Yep. That’ll Impress ‘Em

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No Frills Messaging

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For When Santa Goes Shopping

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No Dead Puppies, Please

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Because They’re Not Included

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Hey, How Old Are You, Kid?

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Playas Like Their Pastries

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Penmanship Matters

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Luckily, Santa Has Keys

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Thoughtful And To-The-Point

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It’s Growing Season!

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Rawr!

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Child Wants Evidence

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Lowered Expectations

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Why? Because

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Let’s Get This Straight

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Christmas Inspiration With Rhonnie Scheuerman

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“Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Christmas Time Inspiration For All In Need This Morning”

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The Message the World Needs to Hear

Suppose I asked what the mission of the church is—how would you answer? Although the church accomplishes many tasks, its only message to the world is the gospel of Christ. Everything else we do is merely an extension of that primary goal. The gospel we offer the lost is superior to every worldly philosophy. Never outdated or in need of correction, it is always sufficient to meet humanity’s greatest need: reconciliation with the Creator.

Although the message is always the same, methods of making it known are many—including the spoken word, music, printed material, and electronic media. But all these avenues of communication require the individual involvement of God’s people. It is every Christian’s responsibility to use his or her spiritual gifts, talents, and abilities to help fulfill the Great Commission.

Some Christians think that this role is given only to pastors, missionaries, or other people with an “up-front ministry.” But all of us have the responsibility to be involved in whatever way we are able and in whatever opportunity God gives us. Not everybody is called to go abroad as a missionary, but we all can give, pray, and tell friends and family what the Lord has done for us.

When you’re truly committed to getting the gospel out, God will reveal what work He is calling you to do. He has a place for every one of us—nobody is insignificant or unusable. The limiting factor is not the Lord’s ability to use us but our availability to His call.

Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc. © 2009 All Rights Reserved.

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Chris All About Making a Connection With Fans

Chris Stapleton Is All About Making a “Connection” With Fans

Inspired by the Honesty in Waylon Jennings’ Music

It’s no secret Chris Stapleton holds Waylon Jennings in high esteem. Chris is quick to cite Waylon as one of his seminal influences, and critics are fond of drawing comparisons between the two artists famous for their powerful voices and gritty lyrics.

“[Waylon is] in a lot of what I do, whether I am trying or not, just like a lot of other guys and heroes,” says Chris to Nash Country Daily. “If you listen to someone enough, you don’t necessarily have to try to emulate them, they will wind up in what you do. Hopefully it will make people feel like there’s a connection there.”

If you’ve seen Chris perform live, there’s a good chance you’ve felt the aforementioned “connection” as he covered one of Waylon’s songs, perhaps “Ain’t Living Long Like This,” “Amanda” or “Outlaw Bit.”

“There’s a lot of, a lot of honesty in Waylon Jennings’ music . . . he had his own sound, and I think that’s something that everybody that plays music is always looking to try to get to—whatever that may be—and sometimes you wind up having your own sound and you don’t know that you’re doing that, but I think they were just playing music and having fun and you can hear that. What you got on a recording was pretty much what you were gonna hear when you went to watch ’em play and that informs things that I do, you know? You try to keep it as straight ahead as you can and don’t go doing too many things that you can’t show up and play live for the people.”

Cole Swindell’s New Video “Beer in the Headlights”

Watch Cole Swindell’s New Video for “Beer in the Headlights”

Cole Swindell dropped his new EP, Down Home Sessions IV, on November 24

The five-song EP features acoustic versions of songs Cole wrote for other artists, including “Beer in the Headlights,” a tune Luke Bryan recorded on his 2013 album, Crash My Party.

“‘Beer in the Headlights’ was the song that—when Luke recorded it, it was right before I got my record deal—I said, ‘Man, if I ever write another song I love this much, I’ve got to keep it,’” said Cole to Nash Country Daily. “Two months later, I wrote ‘Chillin’ It’ and here we are.”

Watch Cole’s new video for “Beer in the Headlights” below.

written by Jim Casey | NashCountryDaily

Christmas Inspiration With Rhonnie Scheuerman

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“Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Christmas Time Inspiration For All In Need This Morning”

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The Sunny Side of the Street

Turn my eyes away from worthless things;

preserve my life according to your word. Psalms 119:37 

Jane Johnson Struck set out on a frigid winter evening to deliver dinner to the family of a friend who had died. Snarled in traffic and juggling an already overloaded schedule, she was feeling sorry for herself—and irritated when she arrived and found nobody home. Using her mobile phone to let them know she’d been there, she was dumbfounded when the answering machine kicked in and a familiar voice started singing: ‘Grab your coat, collect your hat, Leave your worries on the doorstep; Life can be so sweet on the sunny side of the street.’ It was her friend Annie, the one who died after a prolonged battle with breast cancer, leaving three kids and a grieving husband. Struck writes: ‘People who’d been touched by Annie’s larger-than-life personality, perseverance, and testimony in the face of grueling and unfair circumstances, hadn’t expected to hear her voice on the machine. Her indomitable spirit amazed me…she’d talked openly about her prognosis, yet never hesitated to give God glory for the grace and peace she experienced. She knew that life with Jesus, come what may, was a walk on the sunny side of the street.’ The Psalmist prayed, ‘Give me life through Your Word’. Struck continues: ‘As I listened to Annie’s voice on the machine…even in death God used her life to challenge me. I drove home pondering how He illuminates the darkest journey…how pity parties keep me from savoring life’s sweetness…then asking forgiveness for my selfish attitudes. It was a powerful reminder that one day life will be complete on the sunny side of the street…in heaven, where there’s no darkness, disease or death.’

Prayer

Heavenly Father,

help me live on the sunny side of the street, knowing that my future with You is secure!

Thank You Jesus! Amen

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Songs That’ll Put a Little Country in Your Christmas

Christmas Playlist: 10 Songs That Will Put a Little Country in Your Christmas

What would the Christmas season be without music? It’s the soundtrack for trimming the tree, wrapping presents and cooking Christmas dinner. While those aforementioned activities are fun for a lot of folks and Martina McBride’s White Christmas is must-have musical accompaniment, I created this playlist to listen to during my favorite holiday activity: sipping spiked eggnog around an outdoor bonfire.

Without further ado, here we go.

10. “Santa Claus and Popcorn”
Merle Haggard
1973
Most people will tell you that Merle Haggard’s finest holiday tune is “If We Make It Through December,” and it’s hard to argue against that. But for my Merle money, it doesn’t get any better than when the Okie sings “Santa Claus and Popcorn,” a warm, upbeat track that’s full of sleigh bells, mistletoe and reindeer horns.

9. “Christmas in Prison”
John Prine
1973
You probably won’t hear “Christmas in Prison” on a conventional holiday playlist, but then again, John Prine is anything but conventional. What you will hear if you take the time to listen to this song are lyrics as rich as figgy pudding and an accordion that’s sweeter than wassail.

8. “Christmas Time’s A-Comin’”
Jerry Reed
1983
Bill Monroe first recorded the tune in 1951 and a slew of other artists have covered it—including Johnny Cash and Sammy Kershaw—but Jerry Reed lays the hammer down on this bluegrass ditty like only the Snowman can. That’s a big 10-4, good buddy.

7. “Christmas Cookies”
George Strait
1999
Not only is George Strait’s Texas two-step the greatest song about Christmas confections, it’s also quite simply the best cookie song of all-time, topping the Cookie Monter’s stellar “C Is for Cookie.” With George’s signature vocal swagger and some dynamite chicken-pickin’, “Christmas Cookies” is a sweet ditty from the first chomp to the last bite.

6. “Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy”
Buck Owens
1965
With the backing of his Buckaroos, Buck Owens adds a little West Coast warmth to the holiday season with his Bakersfield-infused tune. Everyone’s Christmas needs equal doses of honky and tonky, and Buck happily supplies it with “Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy.”

5. “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
Gene Autry
1949
Many country singers have tried to top Gene Autry’s version of “Rudolph”—including Alan Jackson, Merle Haggard and Dolly Parton—but the Singing Cowboy’s classic interpretation of “Rudolph” is the like a spiked glass of eggnog: the perfect holiday concoction.

4. “Come On Christmas”
Dwight Yoakam
1997
The holidays aren’t always as warm and fuzzy as a pair of Frosty the Snowman footie pajamas—for many people, it’s a sad, lonely time of year. Dwight captures those forlorn sentiments with his haunting, melodic voice in “Come on Christmas,” a tune that beckons the season to conclude so his loneliness will end.

3. “Blue Christmas”
Elvis Presley
1957
Ernest Tubb took “Blue Christmas” to No. 1 on Billboard’s Country & Western chart in 1950, but Elvis Presley cemented the tune as a perennial holiday must-hear when he put his aching croon on it in 1957, and later featured it on his 1968 television special. Bing Crosby can keep dreaming of a “White Christmas”—I’ll take a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas every year.

2. “Pretty Paper”
Willie Nelson
1964
With both a whisper and a roar, Willie delivers a melancholy ballad about a disabled street vendor trying to sell pretty paper, ribbons and pencils to busy holiday passersby. Much like a medieval minstrel going from town to town to sing his story-songs, Willie’s tender rendition of “Pretty Paper” is the perfect parable to prompt us to slow down during the holidays, help those in need and be thankful for what we have.

1. “Merry Christmas From the Family”
Robert Earl Keen
1994
Robert Earl puts the “fun” in dysfunctional with his twisted Texas anthem of Christmas cheer. In keeping with the spirit of the season, REK reminds us that the holidays are about spending time with family—in this case, a motley crew that likes to drink champagne punch, smoke Marlboro Lights and eat bean dip while singing “Silent Night” and making runs to the local Stop ’N Go for “some celery and a can of fake snow.” That’s my kind of crowd.

Listen to Our Playlist

Willie Nelson by Jim Herrington/UMG; Dwight Yoakam courtesy Warner Bros. Records; Gene Autry courtesy Buena Vista Home Video; Merle Haggard from If We Make It Through December album art;

Christmas Inspiration With Rhonnie Scheuerman

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“Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Christmas Time Inspiration For All In Need This Morning”

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Know What to Fight For

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which

God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus, Philippians 3:14

The poorest person in the world isn’t the one without money, but the one without a God-given vision. Vision requires faith—and focus. Unless you understand what’s worth fighting for, you risk: 1) Fighting the wrong battles. 2) Fighting at the wrong time. 3) Fighting when you shouldn’t be involved. 4) Fighting because you need to win in order to feel good about yourself. 5) Fighting even though the battle is already lost but your pride won’t let you accept it. The most important thing is: stay focused on the goal God has given you. John Mason says, ‘Destiny delayed is the devil’s delight.’ If Satan can’t defeat you outright, he’ll try to distract you with unimportant things, or disqualify you by getting you to make bad decisions. Either way, he wins and you lose. Just because something is good doesn’t mean it’s right for you. When your plate is full doing what God’s already given you to do, learn to say ‘no’ to everything else. Once you can do that, you free yourself from other people’s expectations and the need for their approval. Bear in mind also that ‘no’ doesn’t mean ‘never’; often it means ‘not now’. When you’re spread too thinly you become mediocre at everything and effective at nothing. When you try to fight on every front you wear yourself out and fail to win where it counts. Fighting a battle without spoils is like pouring water on a burning shack—unless somebody’s life is in danger it’s probably not worth it. So conserve your energy for when you have something really important at stake.

Prayer

Heavenly Father,

keep me focused and keep me from fighting the wrong battles.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

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