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WJTL Christmas Open House

December 3rd, 2019 No comments

It’s almost time for WJTL’s annual Christmas Open House drop in. You and your family are invited to stop by on Tuesday December 17th anytime between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Come say hi to the WJTL team and visit the studio. There will be cookies and beverages to enjoy (some Chick-fil-A of course). Kids can bring by their KCB tree ornaments to hang on the studio tree if they haven’t sent them in, yet. It’s also a chance to save postage and drop off your end of the year donation if you’d like.

We love this annual tradition and hope you’ll make it yours, too.

Red Letter Wisdom-Zacchaeus

September 11th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Wisdom from the Red Letters is found in Luke 19:5.

Jesus said to Zacchaeus, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”

These are significant statements showing us how Jesus transforms a life from the inside out.

Notice that Jesus calls Zacchaeus by name, while Zacchaeus was in a tree. Jesus is personal. He calls us by name. We matter to Him.

Jesus tells Zacchaeus to come down immediately. “Now” is an important time to respond when Jesus calls our name.  

Jesus also tells Zacchaeus that He must stay at his house today. It was important for Zacchaeus to receive Jesus.  And that is how he responded. He came down from the tree and welcomed Jesus gladly.

The words of Jesus inspire us to receive Jesus as Lord of our home and Lord of our lives in the Year of Redemption.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Red Letter Wisdom-Righteousness

July 22nd, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Wisdom from the Red Letters is found in Matthew 5:6.

Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”

This pronouncement of blessing reflects the craving for more of Jesus in our lives. John the Baptist said about Jesus, “He must become greater; I must become less.” This can be a personal statement for us that expresses the desire for the righteousness of Christ to fill us more and more. 

The craving for righteousness will lead to more grace and more truth that will shape our lives to reflect the likeness of Jesus.

The words of Jesus inspire us to taste and see that the Lord is good in the Year of Redemption. 

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Freedom Phrase-Strength and Peace

July 15th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on Psalm 29:11.

“The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.”

God is our source of strength. Whatever good accomplishments flow out of our lives is ultimately because He gave us the strength to be successful. 

God is also our source of peace. His love for us speaks at the cross and tells us that we matter to God. 

Jesus invites us to follow Him with a faithful heart, and offers to replace our guilt with His righteousness. In saying “Yes” to this invitation, we are no longer isolated from God, but restored to a meaningful friendship with God. His love surrounds us, and we find comfort in His love.

Through Jesus, we are set free to celebrate His strength and peace.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Lisa Landis Accepts PAB Excellence in Broadcasting Award

May 6th, 2019 No comments

STACEY GAGNE –  Lisa Landis and Stacey Gagne were honored to attend the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters 2019 Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting Luncheon today, held at Hotel Hershey.  Lisa accepted the award for “Outstanding Station Sponsored Event” for Kids Cookie Break Fest 2018.  It is always wonderful to be among so many talented broadcasters from across the state!  Lisa and Stacey enjoyed having lunch with Dennis, Michelle and Billy from FUN101.3 and meeting Kayla Molczan from Butler Radio News.   It was also a privilege to witness Broadcaster of the Year Awards being presented to Harvey Holiday from WOGL FM, Philadelphia and Vernon Odom from ABC Philadelphia. Congratulations to all the winners!

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Freedom Phrase-Refreshment of Grace

April 3rd, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on Acts 3:19.

Peter said, “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”

God’s kindness leads us to turn away from our sins and turn in faith to Jesus for His grace. That kindness was ultimately demonstrated at the cross.

At the point of repentance, a great burden is lifted from us-the burden of guilt is released from us and we find our refreshment in the cleansing of God’s grace. Some people think they have done things that are so bad that not even God could forgive them. But if you think that way, remember this: Peter was speaking to a crowd of people who had been directly involved in the death of Jesus. He told that group of people that refreshment would come to them if they repented and turned to God.

Through Jesus, we are set free to experience the refreshment of God’s grace.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Freedom Phrase-Genuine Friendship with Jesus

February 2nd, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on John 15:13 and 14.

Jesus told His disciples, “Greater love has no one than this; to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”

Jesus demonstrates His genuine friendship with His people in several ways. He died for us. He paid the ultimate sacrifice to bring us forgiveness and new life in Him.

He also confides in His followers what the Kingdom of God is like.   His teachings help us to better understand what matters to God. As we do life with Him, He speaks to us in His Word, and hears our prayers with His caring heart.

Through Jesus, we are set free to enjoy His genuine friendship and to experience His unfailing love.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Red Letter Wisdom-Bear Fruit

January 17th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Wisdom from the Red Letters is found in John 15:8.

Jesus told His followers: “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”

This is a good focus point for 2019, to glorify God with a fruitful witness for Jesus.

The key to being successful in this endeavor is to stay connected to Jesus. He said in John 15:5, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

With Jesus, we have a strong and vibrant testimony. Without Him, we are helpless.

The words of Jesus inspire us to stay close to Jesus and bear fruit for God’s glory in the Year of Redemption.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

The Top 100 Songs of 2018 are in!

December 31st, 2018 1 comment

The Full Top 100 is listed on the WJTL facebook page!  Come Visit! Find the complete list of your favorites in 2018 by visiting the WJTL facebook page and tell us about it!  We’d love to hear how this music has impacted you too!  Thank you for your support of great music like these 100 songs and so many more in 2018; let’s do it again next year, shall we!  We look forward to a great ’19 with YOU!  Blessings and Peace to you and your family! – Nik

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Some Sort Of Rock Show Top 60 Of 18

December 22nd, 2018 No comments

JOHN STAFFIERI – Join me as I count down the very best Some Sort Of Rock Show songs of the past 12 months.  2018 has been an amazing year of music on Some Sort of Rock Show! I am going to count down for you in a 4-hour radio special that will air Friday Night, December 28th & again on Sunday Night from 8-Midnight!  You can follow the action at the Some Sort of Rock Show Facebook Page.

Eye On Integrity-Mercy

December 10th, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on Matthew 9:12.

Jesus said this to a group of skeptics, who wondered why he was eating with tax collectors and sinners.

“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Jesus did not come merely for a social call. He came on a rescue mission. The church serves as the hands and feet of Jesus to reach out to the lost and hurtingtoday. Ravi Zacharias says, “Those who are hurting and faltering need the strong arm of God to hold them. The Church has to provide those arms…..If we are to reflect Christ to the world around us, we need to learn what this means”…..’I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’

Walking with a mission of mercy is a virtue to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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