Posts Tagged ‘rend’

Winning Wednesday + St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th

March 16th, 2021 No comments

What happens when Winning Wednesday falls on St. Patrick’s Day?
We team up with Rend Collective!

On St. Patrick’s Day, we’ll be playing installments from Rend Collective teaching us how to make a proper cup of Irish Tea. They’ll cover everything from the very first thing that should go into your cup to the temperature the water should be when you make your tea as well as what they consider a mistake to add to your tea.

Listen for tips from Rend Collective at the top of each hour. When you hear the cue shortly thereafter, call in to answer our Irish tea question. The first correct caller will win a box of Irish tea and a CD from Rend Collective! It’s an Irish Tea and Tunes kind of Winning Wednesday on WJTL!

Keep our number handy 717-392-3690.


Freedom Phrase-Abounding Love

August 29th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on Joel 2:13.

“Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.”

In Jewish history, the tearing of the clothes often was a sign of deep anguish or extreme grief. Jacob, for example, tore his clothes when he thought that his son Joseph had died. 

Here in the book of Joel, the LORD is calling His people to a contrite heart-one that is broken with sorrow because of sin.  In the Bible, sin is a big deal because the LORD is holy. God demands justice for it. At the cross, God showed that His grace is an even bigger deal when Jesus took the punishment for our sins. If we have lost our way by running away from God, there is a way to return through Jesus Christ. He is the way, the truth, and the life.

Through Jesus, we are set free to return to God and experience His abounding love.

John Shirk