john : September 26, 2012 3:02 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Leviticus 19:32.

“Rise in the presence of the aged; show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD.”

Out of reverence to God, we are led to respect the elderly and those who are in authority over us. Those who are advanced in years have a wealth of experience and many have gained wisdom through that experience.  The book of Proverbs is an example of the voice of experience offering wisdom to the next generation, so that they might grow up to honor the LORD.

Proverbs 1:8 says, “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.”

One way we can show respect for the elderly is to listen to their wisdom and learn from their wisdom.  Consider their counsel seriously. The Bible also talks about respecting our church leaders and cooperating with them in service to God.

Respect for the elderly and reverence for God are vital signs of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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stacey : September 26, 2012 12:16 pm : Stacey Gagne, Staff Pages

STACEY GAGNE –  God has a great and creative way of helping us refocus our hearts and minds.    When we open up The Bible we’ll come to a scripture that brings us the encouragement, conviction or hope that we need.   For me, sometimes I get into a “woe is me” mode about something and then I see it in light of the circumstances of others and I’m humbled and realize how much I have to be thankful for.  Some days just seeing something beautiful like a rainbow or a smiling child will be enough to change my outlook.

Today we received a note from a listener along with their donation that said “I look forward to driving places just so I can listen to our station – it is an instant change in attitude for me”.

That is awesome.  May we be changed daily to be more like Jesus in our attitude.  We are thankful that God is using WJTL as a tool to do this in the lives of many.  May our hearts, eyes and ears be open and focused on Him so that we don’t miss those moments.



phil : September 25, 2012 10:18 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Please take the new WJTL RadioTraks Music Survey! Everyone who rates the music qualifies to win free music from WJTL, including “All Things Possible,” by Mark Schultz.

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john : September 25, 2012 3:23 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Matthew 7, verses 13 and 14.

Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

It’s not always wise to follow the crowd, especially if the crowd is headed in the wrong direction. Jesus urges us to find life through the road less traveled. Some people in the world believe that there are many paths that lead to God. But this view contradicts what Jesus said when He told His disciples, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” He also said, “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.”

According to Jesus, He is the only way to a relationship with God the Father and eternal life.  By faith, we can walk with God and enjoy His fellowship forever.

Following Jesus is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk


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kristi : September 23, 2012 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

KRISTI LEIGH — Here is all the song info for this morning’s Praise & Worship Show!  If you have any song questions, please feel free to get in touch!

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Praise & Worship Show Playlist
September 23, 2012

6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.  *”Freedom Songs” Mini-Theme from 6:00-7:00 a.m.!
“I Am Set Free” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”
“Set Free” by Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman from “Passion: Here For You”
“Freedom is Here” by Esterlyn from “Call Out”
“We Are The Free” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”
“The Freedom We Know” by Hillsong from “Mighty To Save”
“Freedom Reigns” by Jesus Culture, Kim Walker-Smith from “Come Away”
“Free” by Shawn McDonald” from “Ripen”
“It Was For Freedom” by New Life Worship from “You HOld It All”
“We Are Free” by Brad & Rebekah from “The THings Of God”
“We Are Free” by Aaron Shust from “This Is What We Believe”
“Freedom Song” by Desperation Band from “Who You Are”
“I Am Free” by Jared Anderson from “51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits”
“Break Free” by Hillsong United from “All Of The Above”
“No Chains On Me” by Chris Tomlin from “And If Our God Is For Us”

7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Love Song” by Victory Fellowship Worship Band, Paul Meany of MuteMath from “Elevator Music”
“Furious” by Bethel Live, Jeremy Riddle from “Be Lifted High”
“Here We Are” by Bellarive from “The Heartbeat”
“Awakening” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”
“Skeleton Bones” by John Mark McMillan from “The Medicine”
“At Your Name (Forever)” by Tim Hughes from “Love Shine Through”
“Movements” by Rend Collective Experiment from “Organic Family Hymnal”
“Refiner’s Fire” by Brian Doerksen from “Songs 4 Worship Ultimate”
“Great I Am” by New Life Worship, Jared Anderson from “You Hold It All”
“Nothing But The Blood” by Andy Cherry from “Nothing Left To Fear”
“Manifesto” by The City Harmonic from “Introducing The City Harmonic”

8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Faithful” by SisterBrother from “SisterBrother”
“Oh! Great Is Our God!” by The Sing Team from “Oh! Great Is Our God!”
“Isaiah 55″ by Leigh Nash from “Hymns and Sacred Songs”
“Your Love Is Strong” by Jon Foreman from “Limbs and Branches”
“Endless Hallelujah” by by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”
“All Glory” by TimHughes from “Love Shine Through”
“All Praise To You” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”
“Impossible Possible” by Jared Anderson from “The Narrow Road”
“Carry Your Name” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: Here For You”
“Lead Me To The Cross” by Francesca Battistelli from “Artists In Adoration”
“Take Heart” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”
“10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”

9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“One Thing Remains” by Jesus Culture, Chris Quilala from “Come Away”
“My Glorious” by Victory Fellowship Worship Band, Paul Meany of Mutemath from “Elevator Music”
“Always” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Here For You”
“Joyful, Joyful” by Laura Hackett from “Joy (LIVE)”
“My Soul Longs” by The Neverclaim from “Revival”
“Your Love Never Fails” by Jesus Culture from “Your Love Never Fails”
“With Everything” by Hillsong United from “Passion: Awakening”
“I Was Created To Worship” by Brian & Jenn Johnson from “We Believe”
“The Potter’s Hand” by Darlene Zschech from “WOW Worship Red”
“Here Is Our King (Live)” by David Crowder from “Passion: How Great Is Our God”
“Magnificent” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”



phredd : September 21, 2012 9:08 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! September 21, 22 and 23, 2012

5) The movie Monumental starring Kirk Cameron will be showing Saturday & Sunday (September 22 & 23) at 7pm at Life streams Productions in Ronks. No reservations needed, freewill offering will be taken. Doors open at 6pm. More info: (717) 687-4263

4)  Third Friday in Strasburg on tonight (Fri. Sept. 21st) from 7-9 at Center Square An evening of food, shops and live music More info:

3) The ABC Construction Rodeo, Sunday, (September 23rd) from 1 to 5pm at ABC Keystone, 135 Shellyland Road, Manheim. Loads of construction-related activities and competitions, Heavy equipment, Games, food, clowns and more. FREE admission! Benefits Make-A-Wish, and the Merit Shop Scholarship Fund. Rain or Shine. More info:

2) 11th Annual Neffsville Car Show, tomorrow (Saturday, Sep 22) 9am – 4pm at Manheim Township Community Park in Neffsville. Over 400 Classic cars and Street Rods, Live music,prizes and food. This is a rain or shine event!
More info: (717) 669-0952

1)Balloon and Fallfest on Fri. Sept. 21st and Sat. Sept. 22nd at Houston Run in Gap. Brought to you by The Family Center of Gap.  Fri. 3-8:30PM and Sat. 6AM-9PM. Balloon rides, yard sale, crafts, vendors, games, and more.  717-442-4071

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phredd : September 21, 2012 6:21 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FRED MCAUGHTON – Lisa is in Kenya with Rafiki Africa . Rafiki Africa has a school on their campus in Alendu, Kenya. Most of our students at LightHouse Academy are orphans and come from families where there is no access to education. The families make less than $1.00 per day. At LightHouse the students receive Christian education, 2 meals a day, after school and holiday programs and all school supplies. You have the opportunity to support some of the students on a monthly basis. We’ve included photos of Merab and Samantha. Check out more of Lisa’s photos at the WJTL facebook page and listen to her past reports at our WJTLCasts page.  And of course, stay tuned as Lisa continues to bring us live reports.



phil : September 20, 2012 6:36 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

Radio Friend Phil – Greetings! It’s time for this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup: New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.   New projects available this week: “Resuscitate,” by Remedy Drive, “Woven,” by Esterlyn, and “Fearless,” by Group 1 Crew. And before I go any further, I would be remiss if I did not make this special announcement: Group 1 Crew is part of the ‘Hits Deep’ tour, coming to the Giant Center, in Hershey, on Sunday, December 9! Check out this lineup: TobyMac, Brandon Heath, Mandisa, Chris August, Britt Nicole, Jamie Grace, and the aforementioned Group 1 Crew. Tickets are on sale now at 717-459-3701 or As for Group 1 Crew, they are comprised of Manwell Reyes and Blanca Callahan, both of whom wrote or co-wrote all 13 tracks on their new project, “Fearless.” During the writing and recording of the project, they were faced with both artistic and personal challenges, including: evolving from a trio to a duo, the death of Blanca’s father, and balancing newlywed life with a heavy touring schedule. Group 1 Crew have earned 5 Dove Awards and they also scored a surprise hit last year with “He Said”  featuring Chris August, off their previous project, “Outta Space Love-Bigger Love Edition.”For more on Group 1 Crew, go to to find music downloads, videos, facebook page and more.

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Life Application Truth-Faith Acknowledges Jesus

john : September 20, 2012 3:29 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From John 8:24-

Jesus had some tough words for the Pharisees. He said, “I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins.”

Jesus is giving both a warning to the Pharisees and an opportunity to change their mind about Him. In John 5:18, we learn that in calling God His own Father, He was making Himself equal with God. Denying the claims of Jesus as the Son of God to the very end leads us to a bitter end. But it does not have to end that way. The coming of Jesus to the world means that through faith in His name, we don’t have to die in our sins, but rather in His grace.

There is a Savior. His name is Jesus. And His death on the cross means forgiveness to all who call on Him to save us from our sins.

His resurrection means victory and eternal life. Our hope remains firm because Jesus is alive and well.

Faith in the name of Jesus is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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Life Application Truth-A Firm Foundation

john : September 19, 2012 5:46 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Matthew 7:24 and 25.

Jesus wrapped up the Sermon On the Mount by saying, “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”

The words of Jesus are so dependable that we can build our life on them. He gives us a firm foundation that provides stability for our lives when the storms of life test our strength.

Jesus said we would have times of trouble in this world. He did not hide that fact from us. At the same time, He also assured us of His presence to be with us, and His grace to help us in our times of need.

There is another side of the story that Jesus also brings to our attention. “Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who build his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”  In both cases, it was the storm that revealed the strength of the foundation.

Hearing Jesus’ words and putting them into practice is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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