The Morning Thing Fave 5 – Easter Egg Hunt Memories


This week, in honor of Easter, The Morning Thing co-hosts shared their favorite Easter Egg Hunt memories.

Jenna  Potts –

Kelsey Bryte –

Dan Monnin

Marcy (and Rachel) Rinehart –

Andy Krolik

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The Morning Thing Fave 5 – Our favorite bible verses about LOVE

For The Morning Thing Fave 5 today, we shared 5 bible verses that talk about LOVE.

As we get ready for Lifeline 2017, we are focusing on what Jesus says about how we should “love one another”.

We will start with the theme verses for Lifeline 2017

 John 13:34-35
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
Here are some other powerful verses:
John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
1 John 3:18
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.:
1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Philippians 2:1-4
Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit,if any tenderness and compassion,  then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
Please stay connected with us during Lifeline 2017. Go to

February is Bake for Family Fun Month! Try a recipe from The Morning Thing.


February is Bake for Family Fun Month! We found some fun and yummy recipes for you to try. (Picture from

Here are some Kid Friendly Slow Cooker recipes.

Chicken Fajita (from


  • 1 pound Skinless Chicken Breasts (Cut into Chunks)
  • 1 Large Onion (Sliced)
  • 1 Large Red Pepper (Cut into Strips)
  • 1 Large Green Pepper (Cut Strips)
  • 1 Can Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Packet of Taco Seasoning


  • Put the Chicken Chunks into the bottom of the Slow Cooker and sprinkle with the Taco Seasoning.
  • Chuck everything else in and cook on low for 7 hours.
  • Get two forks and shred the Chicken.

Thanksgiving Dinner in a Crockpot (from

Prep time – 10 mins
Cook time – 4 hours
Total time – 4 hours 10 mins
Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 6
  • 4 frozen chicken breasts
  • 1-10 oz package of frozen vegetables
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 6 0z box stuffing (and water and butter to make your stuffing…see your package directions!)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place frozen veggies in the bottom of crockpot.
  2. Next add your chicken breast, frozen or raw.
  3. Pour the can of Cream of Chicken soup over top the chicken next.
  4. Then make your stuffing according to package directions, place on top of the soup layer.
  5. Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Click HERE for more slow cooker recipes that kids love.

Toddler Recipes you can make together.R
Click HERE for some FUN recipes that you can try with your little one.
Marshmallow Sugar Pops
Frozen Banana Marshmallow Pops
Muddy Buddies

For our Morning Thing Fave 5, the co-hosts shared their favorite recipe to make with their families.

Dan Monnin loves to make fried fish. Click HERE to hear him tell about the experience.
Click HERE to hear Kelsey Bryte tell a funny story about an oven, her 3 year old sister and a “hot” baking experience.

Andy Krolik talks about his favorite sandwich. Click HERE for his recipe of the perfect PB&J.
Jenna Potts talked about a funny story about her Mom and strawberry delight. Click HERE to hear the story.
Marcy Rinehart loves her Mom’s waffle recipe. Click HERE to hear more.

Waffles from the kitchen of Linda Street (Marcy Rinehart’s Mom)

2 cups of flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 – 1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
6 Tbsp. oil or melted butter
1 1/2 – 2 cups of milk

Mix flour, baking powder, and sugar. Set aside.
Mix eggs, butter, and milk.
Beat flour, baking powder, and sugar mixture with eggs, butter, and milk mixture until smooth (add milk until the dough is medium thick).
Pour 3 large spoonfuls into waffle iron.

Enjoy waffles.

It is National Random Acts of Kindness Day! Celebrate with The Morning Thing!



Observed on February 17th, National Random Acts of Kindness Day has grown in popularity each year.  It is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness.

What will YOU do today to show kindness to others?
We found a really great list of ways to show kindness to others at

Random Acts of Kindness You Can Do Every Day of the Month

Using your words
1.Smile and say hello to everyone in your path. Your smile could turn someone’s day around!
2.Compliment a stranger —what they are wearing, what they did or their great smile.
3.Tell a mom out shopping with her kids that she’s doing a great job (and that her children are adorable!). We all need to hear we’re doing a great job sometimes!
4.Thank a police officer for his or her service.
5.Go sit and talk with a friend who has been having a tough time.
6.Whenever you introduce someone, tell others something great about him or her.
7.When you receive great service, thank the person — and then tell their superior (or write an email to corporate, if fitting).
8.Acknowledge every worker you meet in the same friendly manner — from the corporate CEO to the custodian to the security guard.
9.Ask someone random how his or her day is — and listen.
10.Call a person who has made a difference in your life and tell them just that.
11.Have a conversation with the homeless person you would normally pass by.

Click HERE to see the complete list. See ideas on how do do random acts of kindness using your skills, with what you have and with a small amount of money.

This morning, we also shared some bible verses that talk about Acts of Kindness. Click HERE to see a list of 58 powerful bible verses on this topic of kindness.

We love to hear stories of Random Acts of Kindness. We shared a few this morning.
Click HERE to read about an Ohio student that spent months making 1,300 valentines for her high school classmates. AMAZING!

Click HERE to hear the amazing story of how a local softball league from Mount Vernon are reaching out to an 8 year old girl from Florida. This story is amazing! This precious girl was turned away from a Father/Daughter dance because she didn’t have a Dad. This girl will be in Mount Vernon this weekend to attend a dance with her new friends from Mount Vernon. Please take a few moments and listen to this story.

For our Morning Thing Fave 5 – each co-host shared a random act of kindness they have received.
Click HERE to hear Kelsey Bryte’s story.
Click HERE for Dan Monnin’s story.
Click HERE for Jenna Potts’ story.
Click HERE for Marcy Rinehart’s story.



The Morning Thing Fave 5 – our DREAM Dates for Valentine’s Day!

For our Morning Thing Fave 5, we decided to share our DREAM dates for Valentine’s Day (or any other day)!

Take a listen for some great ideas for your next date.


Kelsey Bryte

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Dan Monnin


Andy Krolik


Jenna Potts


Marcy Rinehart

Practical Christmas gifts that your friends and family will actually USE! The Morning Thing 12/16/16


Today, The Morning Thing shared a list of Christmas gifts that will actually be used by your family and friends.

These are unique gift ideas and very creative products from .
– A portable Crock-pot for the people who are always bringing food to gatherings and pot lucks.

– A portable humidifier cap that can turn any water bottle into a humidifier.

– Bed risers not only creates more space for someone’s room but also gives them more electricity outlets.

– A USB mini-fridge so that you can keep your drink cold the entire time you’re at your desktop.

Click HERE to see the entire article.

For our Morning Thing Fave 5, we shared 5 of our favorite Christmas jokes. Hopefully, these will make you laugh today.

What do you call an old snowman? WATER!

Who gives puppies Christmas presents? SANTA PAWS!

What do snowmen eat for breakfast? FROSTED FLAKES!

Why are Christmas trees like bad knitters? THEY BOTH DROP NEEDLES!

What did one snowman say to the other? I SMELL CARROT!

The Morning Thing Fave 5 – our favorite Christmas traditions.

What traditions do you have for Christmas? Maybe it is going to Grandma’s house, baking cookies together or watching a classic holiday movie.

The Morning Thing hosts shared their favorite Christmas traditions for the Fave 5.


Andy Krolik – click HERE to hear Andy’s tradition


Kelsey Bryte – click HERE to hear Kelsey’s tradition


Dan Monnin – click HERE to hear Dan’s tradition


Jenna Potts – click HERE to hear Jenna’s tradition


Marcy Rinehart – click HERE to hear Marcy’s tradition