God Is In These Bible Stories!

This morning, we dug into the Bible to see how God was at work in the stories in the Old and New Testament. We specifically talked about creation, Noah and the Ark, Joshua and the battle of Jericho, David and Goliath, the fiery furnace in the book of Daniel, Daniel in the lion’s den, Jonah and the Whale, the birth of Christ, Jesus feeding the 5,000 men, and the crucifixion and resurrection.

God was present from the very beginning when he created the world and Adam and Eve, and we know that he’s still with us today! We want to hear how God is in your story! Tomorrow we’re dedicating the show for a time of prayer, praise, and sharing testimonies. Call us starting at 6am to share with us! Call our office line 740-392-9090 option #1 to talk to us.

Click HERE to read all 10 stories on Christianity.com.

10 reasons to share your testimony

WNZR kicks off Lifeline 2023 on Wednesday with a Day of Prayer and Praise.

We would love to hear from you.
Do you have a testimony to share? Do you have a prayer request? Would you like us to pray with you?

At 6am on Wednesday, we will open up our phones. Please call 740-392-9090 and be part of WNZR’s Day of Prayer and Praise. You can also click HERE to submit your testimony or requests online (and anonymously).

This morning, Marcy shared some insight on why we should share our testimonies. Check out this powerful article from Jennifer Heeren on Crosswalk.com

Click HERE to read the full article.

Here are 10 reasons to share your testimony:

  • Your story is unique (even if you don’t think so) …
  • God’s Word tells us to share our hope as a believer. …
  • People love to hear stories—both believers and unbelievers. …
  • It removes fear and gives courage. …
  • Unbelievers will have a hard time disputing what you say is your story.
  • It creates transparency within the church
  • You become a resource for others
  • You keep your initial salvation testimony alive in your mind
  • You deliver more testimonies as God continues His work in you
  • It glorifies God

Lifeline 2023 is Wednesday, 3/29 – Monday, 4/3.

God Is In This Story!

WNZR’s Meet the Staff Monday with Zach Reuss

This week’s Meet the Staff Monday on WNZR features freshman, Zach Reuss.

Zach is from Cincinnati. His major is Communication and Media (Digital Media).

Zach shares what brought him to MVNU and how he found his way to WNZR.

He shares some favorites including how he loves being part of the WNZR Video Crew. Zach also shares about his connection to WNZR through his big sister, Emma (a co-host of The Afternoon Drive).

You can also learn more about Zach with WNZR’s Rapid Fire. His favorite bible verse is Isaiah 41:10, our theme verse for Lifeline 2023!

Click HERE to enjoy the conversation!

You can hear Zach on WNZR on Wednesdays 12pm – 1pm and Fridays 1pm – 2pm.

The Morning Thing Friday Favorites – a look back at Lifeline

The Morning Thing Friday Favorites – a look back at Lifeline

For our Friday Favorites this week, The Morning Thing hosts shared their favorite Lifeline themes from the past.

Ricky loved “Keep Me In the Moment” by Jeremy Camp from Lifeline 2021

Allison loved “You Keep Hope Alive” by Mandisa from Lifeline 2022

Marcy loved “The Proof of Your Love” by for King & Country from Lifeline 2013

Click HERE to hear from our hosts.

Enjoy the music and make sure to join us for Lifeline 2023, March 29 – April 3.

“God Is In This Story”!

WNZR’s Meet the Staff Monday with Morgan Mills

This week’s Meet the Staff Monday on WNZR features junior, Morgan Mills.

Morgan is from Granville. Her major is Communication and Media (Digital Media).

Morgan shares what brought her to MVNU and how she found her way to WNZR.

She shares some favorites including her favorite memory about WNZR’s annual Christmas Party!
Morgan loves music from Cain, crab Rangoon and fried rice, and the new movie Jesus Revolution.
We also learn that Morgan’s favorite bible story is the Tower of Babel.

You can also learn more about Morgan with WNZR’s Rapid Fire.

You can hear Morgan on WNZR on Mondays and Thursdays from 2pm – 3pm.

Enjoy the conversation!

The Morning Thing Friday Favorites for St. Patrick’s Day

Today for our Friday Favorites, The Morning Thing hosts celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by sharing their favorite GREEN foods to eat!

Click HERE to hear from Allison, Ricky and Marcy.

Click HERE for some history about this special day.

Click HERE for some unique ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Click HERE to see some amazing green foods that are good for you!

The Morning Thing celebrates Steven Curtis Chapman

Steven Curtis Chapman has made history! When his latest song, “Don’t Lose Heart” hit #1 on the Christian Adult Contemporary Charts, Steven set a record. He now has 50 #1 Songs!
Steven is the only Christian artist to achieve this record. He is one of only 4 artists in ALL genres of music to achieve this accomplishment. He is in a group with Conway Twitty, Madonna, and George Strait.

Steven shared his thoughts about making history.
“I’m completely blown away by the support for this song and for my music, even after so many years,” Chapman says. “To ever have a No. 1 song at radio as an artist/songwriter is a dream come true, and to have 50 is simply unbelievable! This only happens because of an amazing team and a community of friends around me who have believed in the unbelievable. I’m grateful and humbled beyond words.”

Steven’s legacy goes way beyond songs on the radio. Steven is a singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and social activist. Click HERE to see a timeline of Steven’s history.

Part of the Chapman story includes adoption. They experienced the miracle of adoption in welcoming three daughters home from China. After the adoption of their first daughter, Shaohannah Hope, in 2000, the Chapmans desperately wanted to do something about the millions of waiting children still in need of loving families.From this simple calling, Show Hope was formalized as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in February 2003 with a mission to care for orphans by engaging the Church and reducing barriers to adoption.
Click HERE to find out more about this amazing ministry.

Steven’s story took a drastic turn on May 21, 2008. Maria Sue Chunxi Chapman died from her injuries and blood loss in a driveway accident that happened eight days after Maria’s 5th birthday.
He shares his story in a recent I Am Second film. Click HERE to hear from Steven.

Maria’s Big House of Hope was named in honor of Maria Sue Chapman. Six years after Maria’s death, her legacy continues to transform the lives of orphans with special needs. The sights and sounds of laughing children that echo throughout the hallways of Maria’s Big House of Hope are very much a glimpse of God’s redemption…of his bringing beauty from ashes.
Click HERE to find out more about this special place that provides a loving family atmosphere and comprehensive medical care, including physician oversight and surgeries.

Steven Curtis Chapman is beginning his next chapter. He has released a new album, Still.
He is the most awarded artist in Christian music history with:
– 50 #1 singles
– 59 GMA Dove Awards
– 5 GRAMMY Awards
– an American Music Award
– sold more than eleven million albums with ten RIAA-Certified Gold or Platinum albums


WNZR honors the life and legacy of Steven Curtis Chapman!

(Years listed reflect when the album was released. The songs with an asterisk * have the year when WNZR added the song to our playlist.)

*1988 – His Eyes

*1988 – My Turn Now

*1989 – I Will Be Here

*1989 – More To This Life

1989 – Love You With My Life

*1990 – For The Sake Of The Call

*1990 – No Better Place

1990 – What Kind Of Joy

1990 – Busy Man

1990 – When You Are A Soldier

*1992 – The Great Adventure

1992 – Go There With You

1992 – Where We Belong

*1994 – Heaven In The Real World

1994 – Dancing With The Dinosaur

1994 – King Of The Jungle

*1995 – Christmas Is All In The Heart

*1995 – Heartbeat Of Heaven

*1995 – The Mountain

1995 – Sometimes He Comes In The Clouds

*1996 – Lord Of The Dance

*1996 – Signs Of Life

1996 – Hold On To Jesus

1996 – Free

*1997 – Let Us Pray

*1997 – Not Home Yet

*1998 – I Will Not Go Quietly

*1998 – Treasure Island

*1999 – Fingerprints Of God

*1999 – Speechless

*1999 – Still Called Today

*1999 – Dive

1999 – Be Still And Know

1999 – The Invitation

*2000 – Great Expectations

*2000 – The Change

*2001 – Live Out Loud

*2001 – God Is God

*2002 – All About Love

*2002 – Magnificent Obsession

*2003 – Moment Made For Worshipping

*2004 – All Things New

*2004 – Much Of You

2004 – Believe Me Now

*2008 – Yours

*2011 – Do Everything

*2012 – Christmas Time Again

*2013 – Love Take Me Over

2019 – Dive (feat. Ricky Skaggs) (from Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows album)

*2022 – Don’t Lose Heart

MVNU Women’s Auxiliary welcomes Pam Tebow to their Spring Conference

The MVNU Women’s Auxiliary Spring Conference is back!
Pam Tebow will be the guest speaker.
WNZR’s Marcy Rinehart and Catherine Haws had the chance to talk with Pam about her family, ministry, and her role as an author and speaker.

Click HERE to hear the entire conversation.

Pam talks about how God opened doors to share her story of choosing life for her famous son, Tim.
She also talks about her latest book, Hope for Women’s Heart, and the special message she has to share with women.

Conference Schedule:
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Registration
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Day 1 Conference
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Registration
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Day 2 Conference

Register at www.mvnu.edu/womensaux

WNZR’s Meet the Staff Monday with Kai Mays

This week’s Meet the Staff Monday on WNZR features freshman, Kai Mays.

Kai is from Delaware, Ohio. His major is Communication and Media (Digital Media).

Kai shares what brought him to MVNU and how he found his way to WNZR.

He shares some favorites including a memory of going to Niagara Falls as a member of the MVNU Soccer Team. He also shares about his favorite foods, holiday, and how he is a big car enthusiast.

You can also learn more about Kai with WNZR’s Rapid Fire.

Click HERE to enjoy the conversation!

You can hear Kai Mays on WNZR on Thursday from 7pm – 9pm.

Knox County Developmental Disabilities celebrates March with awards and special events

WNZR’s Marcy Rinehart talked with Brittany Coon, Public Outreach Coordinator with Knox County Developmental Disabilities.
Click HERE to hear the entire conversation.

March is Developmental Disabilities Month. Brittany shared some facts and history about this special month. She also shared about the special events happening with Knox County Developmental Disabilities this month.

They have a fun partnership event with Knox County Special Olympics and a local Cub Scout troop on March 23rd!  They are going to work together to put on a basketball skills competition in Bladensburg!

Every year, Knox County DD hosts a coloring and essay contest for all the children in public schools across Knox County.  This year they had 1,132 participants from 111 different classrooms, representing 12 different elementary schools in Knox County.  The winners will be announced soon and will be on display around the county at the following locations:

  • MVNU Education Department
  • Park National Bank- Fredericktown Branch
  • Park National Bank- Centerburg Branch
  • Park National Bank- Danville
  • Killbuck Savings Bank- Danville
  • Knox Board of DD

Brittany also shared details about the Developmental Disabilities Month Luncheon that happened on Wednesday, 3/8.

  • A children’s book called “We Move Together” by Kelly Fritsch, and Anne McGuire was introduced, and 15 copies were put up for bid in a live auction.  It is a bold and colorful exploration of all the ways that people navigate through the spaces around them and a celebration of the relationships we build along the way. 
  • They introduced a Coffee Cart that is just starting out here in Knox County.  It will be run by people with disabilities so they can learn job skills to hopefully help them get a job in the community one day.
  • A few essay submissions from the coloring and essay contest were shared. 
  • They had a Panel of different community members tell us about how they are working to make Knox County as inclusive as they can.
    • Chief Scott Mast and Brad Porter from the Fredericktown Community Fire District
    • Noelle Jordan from the Brown Family Environmental Center
    • Bill Hanna, the Vice President of Ver-Mac
    • Jocelyn Gilardi, a local advocate that works with the Mayor of Mount Vernon on the strategic planning steering committee

Individual Spotlight Award – This Award recognizes a person with a developmental disability who has overcome adversity to achieve or go beyond their goal. This year they are excited to give out two Individual Spotlight Awards.

  • The first winner is Diane Adkins.  She is a kind, warm and funny person who works hard.  She has been working at McDonald’s for 22 years in the dish area where she washes and puts away all kitchenware that comes her way.  She takes her work very seriously and enjoys laughing and joking with her co-workers. 
  • Our Second Individual Spotlight Award winner is Brad Porter.  He is known to be a great ambassador, a kind soul, and a bright spot in everyone’s day.  He has worked at Pioneer Food Services at MVNU since September 2009 dutifully washing dishes, cleaning the cafeteria, and bringing a bit of joy to everyone he meets.  He loves to be around town in the village of Fredericktown, talking to anyone who will enjoy his company. He loves going to the Homestead Restaurant and during his many visits there, he struck up a great relationship with Chief Scott Mast of the Fredericktown Community Fire District. During one of their meals together, Mast thought that he would love for Brad to be a part of the Fire Family, so he arranged for Brad to become an Honorary Firefighter for the village. Since swearing in, Brad has participated in meetings, training, helped wash the trucks and has been a community ambassador for the firehouse.

Community Partner Winner – This Award recognizes an individual, family member, staff person, volunteer or organization that has worked diligently to create partnerships and alliances within Knox County. This organization helps with creating an inclusive culture and environment for everyone to live, work and grow. 

  • The Community Partner Award for 2023 goes to HopeNow Furniture Bank of Knox County.  They have supported many individuals we support in being able to furnish their homes.  They have prioritized people supported by us, so they have the needed items in a timely manner.  The volunteers are compassionate, they take time to walk people through their warehouse and allow them the opportunity to choose their own items.  Knox County is fortunate to have HopeNow Furniture Bank as a wonderful resource in our community. 

Employer of the Year – This Award recognizes a community employer who employs people with a developmental disability. This employer always goes above and beyond the expectation to help the employee not only be successful in the workplace but thrive.

  • Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries is open, inclusive, and creative.  They have been a very supportive employer of people with disabilities.  The management team has gone through some changes but has never failed to provide exceptional support for all the people they employ.  They cultivate an environment of learning and growth, open communication, safety, security, and they embody their mission of employing and supporting people with disabilities.  They have nurtured individuals through job changes and process improvements while inspiring them to work together to achieve both individual and team-focused goals.

Dedication Award – This Award recognizes a person, direct care staff, or group of people who are extraordinary in giving their time to help others who have a developmental disability. They are selfless leaders and are always working towards promoting independence and making positive changes. The recipients of this award will showcase a passion for making advances in individual’s lives.  This year they have two winners for this category.

  • The first winner is Cherish Bell.  She has been a staple at New Hope Industries for 16 years.  She has been a direct support professional, habilitation specialist, and is now the HPC Coordinator.  She and her staff worked tirelessly during COVID to ensure everyone’s needs were met.  She is a good leader and advocate for her staff and continues to serve as a good resource for all New Hope Industries employees.  She attends meetings for individuals, sits on the MVDC Citizens Advisory Council and NHI’s Safety Council.  Cherish Bell is always willing to lend a hand to others even when her plate is full, and she does this without any hesitation.  Congratulations Cherish Bell!
  • The Second Dedication Award winner is Tassi Rine from A Step-Up Caregiver Homes.  She sits on the Knox County Task Force for Older Adults and assists with the Farmers Markets.  She includes the people she supports in ensuring the tokens are sanitized, bagged, labeled and are ready to be handed out at the next farmer’s market.  These markets help over 70 older adults in Knox County have access to healthy foods.  In addition to helping the Farmer’s Market thrive, she also is an asset to ensuring the Farm is a successful day program for adults with disabilities.  She is an amazing advocate for those she supports and gives them great, real-life advice on how to handle things.  Tassi spends a lot of time behind the scenes to ensure the people she supports are successful, that the greenhouse is well taken care of and the animals at the farm are healthy.  Tassi Rine with A Step-Up Caregiver Homes is our second Dedication Award winner.

Local Hero Award – The Local Hero Award recognizes someone from the community whose basic nature is to give without expecting anything in return. This person is a visionary; they promote healthy ideas, offer support and guidance to create improvements in the lives of people with developmental disabilities. 

  • The Local Hero Award Winner for 2023 is the Fredericktown Community Fire District Station 410.  They have helped Brad Porter, an adult in our program fulfil his dream of becoming a firefighter.   This past summer they held a special swearing-in ceremony for him to be sworn in as an honorary firefighter.  He has his own uniform, locker, has participated in all the training sessions and parties and has become an integral part of their programming.  The Fredericktown Community Fire District Station 410 is doing wonderful things for the village of Fredericktown and Brad Porter.  Congratulations to the Fredericktown Community Fire District Station 410.

Brittany also shared the main goals for 2023 for her team at Knox County Developmental Disabilities:

  • They are working on putting together an online education series for families that focuses on topics like school, employment, transitioning to adulthood – that kind of thing
  • They are working on learning about different opportunities for youth leadership to establish realistic avenues for youth with disabilities to fully participate in those options
  • They would like to create more sensory inclusive opportunities right here in Knox County like at the movies, SPI Spot, the YMCA, and maybe even at our local festivals
  • They are developing a local Ohio SIBS to increase support offered to siblings of children with disabilities.
  • They are working with MVNU to develop some programming for those with disabilities to participate academically and socially in a college experience. 
  • There is a 2023 Plan that you can access at their website www.knoxdd.com

The office is open Monday through Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm. You can reach them at 740-397-4656
Their website is www.knoxdd.com

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