Forgiving, It’s hard but necessary

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Forgiving is something that we all struggle with, whether it is asking for forgiveness or forgiving someone, we all struggle.  Focus on the Family talks about how we can have two perspectives on humans in relation to forgiveness.  The Utopian perspective perceives people as perfect beings corrupted by society, whereas the redemption perspective sees us a beings with sin nature that only be can saved by God.  Those who side with redemption will find that forgiving others easier because the understand sin nature means that people make mistakes.

The full article goes on to cover being real when having a conversation about forgiveness, forgiving family members, and living style that shows gratefulness for your forgiveness.  If you would like to give it a read, click HERE.

We also shared some Bible verses that talk about Forgiveness because the Bible is a great source for Wisdom.  The full list can be found HERE.

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Back to School Jitters! Back to School Week on The Morning Thing

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I think it is safe to say that we can sometimes get nervous around back to school time, especially if you are someone heading back to school.  Traffic changes, our schedules change, and so do everyone else’s.  So for today’s morning thing we shared some tips from Today.com about getting rid of those back to school jitters.

Some of the tips we liked included

Talk with your kids about what to expect.

The last thing you want is for your kid to get an unpleasant surprise on the first day of school.  Even if they are older and have been through the first day many times, it is still worth it to make sure they are comfortable with the first day back to classes.

Prepare kids psychologically for what the morning routine will be like.

Many kids have a very different schedule during the summer than during the school year.  To help your kids understand the days of waking up at 10AM are over, start getting them up earlier now.  You may not immediately be thanked for your attempt to help them get back in the swing of things, but it will make school mornings a bit easier.

Open up with your kids about your own experiences.

Sharing your own experience with nerves and how you overcame will help give your child confidence that they can make it through the school day.  Plus if you have a funny story it might help them shake off those nerves.

If you wold like to check out the full list of tips, click HERE.

Meet The Team: The Mount Vernon High School Marching Band and the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Initiative

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This week for Meet The Team Monday we had a bit of a double feature.  Our first team just got done performing at first the Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival, and are now getting ready to perform during football season.  That’s right its the Mount Vernon High School Marching Band.  Our own Lilly Buckley got a chance to talk with the band director Andrew Sundman.  If you would like to check out their full conversation click HERE.

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As a bonus, our own Rachel Rinehart got a chance to talk to several members of the local Law Enforcement about the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over initiative.  If you would like to listen what they had to say about this initiative, click HERE.

Social Media Day!

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Today for The Morning Thing we discussed Social Media Day.  Social Media seems like it is everywhere today, and although some of the original pioneers like Myspace are gone, we still see the relevance everyday of things lime Twitter and Facebook.  For some people these are the only way to keep up with friends from all over the country, and for others a source of of news all over the world.  If you would like to read more on social media day click HERE.

With social media in mind today, we decided to share some tips on safe social networking, so that you can make use of social media without being worried of the dangers that come along with it.  If you would like to read the full list of tips click HERE.

Frozen Thursday! Fridge and Freezer Tips

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This morning on The Morning Thing we talked a little about your fridge and freezer, are the a mess? Are the unorganized? Not sure what to do?  Well don’t worry we shared some tips from Krazy Coupon Lady about how you can get your fridge and freezer organized and cleaned up.  If you would like to read the full article you can click HERE.

We also shared some ideas for freezer friendly meals that you can store away until you want to eat them.  This can be especially helpful in the summer months when kids don’t want to wait around for you to cook, and maybe you don’t want to wait around cooking either!  For the full list of ideas, click HERE.

Shocking Supermarket Secrets?!?

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Ever wondered where that milk you are buying comes from?  How about whether or not that produce you are buying is organic or not?  Is the spice you are buying to expensive for you?

Well today we talked about some shocking supermarket secrets that will let you know how to do these things and more.  If you’d like the full list of all the secrets we covered and some bonus secrets click HERE.

We also talked a bit about the Centerburg USA Days Festival happening today through Saturday, and we will also be there on Saturday.  For more information on the lineup and everything happening at the festival you can head to their website, heartofohiousa.com.

Its Bike Month! We talk about tips on Biking and more!

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Today for Bike Month Eddie and Marcy talked about biking. The bike has been around since 1839 when Kirkpatrick Macmillan invented the first bike in 1839, and since then it has become the fasted form of human-powered transportation.  Biking is a popular hobby with many, so we shared tips about biking for both beginners and veteran bikers.  For the full list of tips click HERE!

We also got a chance to chat with bike expert Bill Dilts, who happens to be Eddie’s Dad!  If you’d like to listen to the interview click HERE!