34 Habits to Add to your Morning Routine

Good Morning!
On today’s show, we focused on the morning routine. We found some ways (34 to be exact) to improve your routine, so that your day gets even better.
Some highlights?
– Complete a 7 minute workout.
– Make yourself an antioxidant smoothie.
– Review your goals.
– Schedule your day.

Read the entire article from DevelopGoodHabits.com here!

Thanks for listening!
– Marcy and Todd


A Summer Music Camp is coming to MVNU!

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The Ohio Harmony Xperience is coming to Mount Vernon Nazarene University on 6/27.

WNZR’s Abigail Brown had a chance to talk with Camp Director, Darlene Inscholo about this exciting event for teens. Click HERE to hear their conversation.

Click HERE to find out more about Ohio Harmony Experience.

Local musician participates in a vocal competition

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Local Musician, Megan Campbell shared her recent experience at a vocal competition with WNZR. Megan traveled to Sevierville, TN to participate in the Mountain Soul Vocal Competition in Dolly Parton’s hometown.

Click HERE to hear Megan’s conversation with WNZR’s Lilly Buckley

8 Phrases that Can Change Your Relationships

Good morning! This morning on the show, we talked about 8 simple phrases that can change your relationships.
Read what those are below and check out the whole article from Mark Merrill on allprodad.com here!

1.”I was wrong.”
A friend once shared with Mark, “You’re never more right than when you admit you’re wrong.” It’s important to acknowledge when we are wrong. It is a sign of true humility. It is the first step in asking for forgiveness.

2. “Help me understand.”
When you have a disagreement with someone, rather than becoming aggressive or defensive, decide to be curious. By taking the time to see where they are coming from and why they did what they did, you can reduce conflict. Really seeing their perspective may even change yours.

3. “That hurt me.”
It’s possible to air grievances without being confrontational. We don’t need to point the finger at someone else. By explaining how we feel without attaching blame—that hurt, not you hurt—we give the other person the opportunity to understand our feelings and consider the part they may have played without putting them on the defensive. We can assert ourselves without putting them down.

4. “Thanks very much.”
Recognizing other people’s actions and efforts works on many levels. It reminds us that we are not the center of the universe. It affirms and encourages others in who they are. It helps build cooperation and community. But it requires taking the time to notice the people around you, to pay attention.

5. “I value you.”
When you say these three words, you are essentially saying to someone that they are important to you. When people know they are valued, the relationship grows. You can fill the 4 chambers of your wife’s heart by saying that you value them.

Those 4 chambers of your wife’s heart are as follows…
Chamber 1:  Being Understood
Chamber 2:  Being Valued
Chamber 3:  Being Protected
Chamber 4:  Being Desired

6. “I respect you.”
We all want others to respect us. Saying these words, especially to a man, is a big deal. As Mark shared in Filling the 4 Chambers of Your Husband’s Heart, a man needs his woman to value and trust his opinions and decisions, even if they prove to be wrong sometimes. A man also wants his wife to respect his abilities.

Those 4 chambers of your husband’s heart are as follows…
Chamber 1: Validation
Chamber 2: Respect
Chamber 3: Loyalty
Chamber 4: Trust

7. “I love you.”
Don’t assume they know or believe it because you told them last week or because of the things that you do for them. Say these magical words to your wife, your parents, and your children when you or they leave the house, when you finish a call, first thing in the morning or last thing at night.

8. “I choose you.”
Marriage isn’t about saying yes on just one big day, it’s about saying the same thing every day afterward and forever. It’s about saying yes to us. When the honeymoon phase has given way to a season in which the sparks may be of conflict, not romance, remember that love is a choice.

These eight phrases are easy to learn, but they can sometimes be hard to speak. The words may be short, but they can get stuck in our throats. So often we are more concerned about our feelings, our rights, our needs, than those of others. But demonstrating the kind of humility these simple words show can speak volumes. In a me-me-me world, they put others first.

As St. Francis of Assisi prayed, “Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.”

Thanks for listening!
– Lilly and Daria

2018 MVNU Women’s Auxiliary

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MVNU has the amazing opportunity to host the Women’s Auxiliary Retreat again on campus this year! We would like to welcome Jennifer Shaw, an award-winning speaker, author, singer, and songwriter.

Warm. Real. Funny. Intelligent. Engaging. These are some of the words people use to describe Jennifer Shaw. But her favorite? “Christ-follower, absolutely,” she said. With a love for people and a heart to serve God, Jennifer wants nothing more than to point people toward the One who has changed everything in her own life.

WNZR’s own Marcy Rinehart had the opportunity to talk with Jennifer about her life and the upcoming Women’s Auxiliary Retreat!

Jennifer talks about all the different roles she plays and how she ‘juggles’ them all as well as talking about her music, her book “Typical” and her family. She also talks about the message that God has placed on her heart for women and the topic for this years Women’s Auxiliary Retreat.

You can listen to the whole conversation here!
Learn more about the Women’s Auxiliary Retreat here!
Find out more about Jennifer Shaw here!


Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day by learning more about the history and the man. The Morning Thing 1/18/16

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Detroit Free Press photographer Tony Spina photographed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a reflective moment in March, 1968, 2 weeks before his assassination.

How much do you know about Dr. Martin Luther King Junior?
How much do you know about the history of today’s holiday?
One way that we can celebrate is to enhance our knowledge and understanding of why we celebrate on the third Monday of January.

Click HERE to see the amazing timeline of how long it took to have the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday created.

Click HERE to see 20 interesting facts about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. How much do you really know about the man?

Click HERE for more interesting facts about Dr. Marin Luther King Jr., plus links to some fabulous pictures and videos of this amazing man.

National Thrift Store Day – The Morning Thing 8/17/2015

Today is National Thrift Store day, so to celebrate we talked about some of the craziest Thrift Store finds!

Imagine finding an exercise guide that allows you to train and stretch with your cat! Count me in!

What about a giant floral tie? Or an old bowling alley computer? A furry scale? And a surprised monkey looking at himself in a mirror? All sorts of crazy thrift store finds!

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Along with crazy thrift store finds, we also shared some smart thrift store shopping finds that people often miss. Some of those include tools and goods with lifetime warranties, maternity and infant clothing, great art and picture frames, and maybe even some signed books! You can see the full list and descriptions here.

We also recapped the Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival where we talked with the Knox Idol winners Lauren Cagle, Megan Zaborski, and the Donut Eating competition winner Kevin Peterson.

You can hear our conversations with Lauren and Megan here, and with Kevin here.