Optimism Is Blind.

Optimism is blind. But what does that truly mean? Read and listen to find out how John breaks down the difference between optimism and hope.

Pumpkins, Corn Mazes, Hay Rides, Oh My!

Embrace the fall season and make memories with your family.

The Best Advice I Ever Received

Sometimes, the advice you need comes when you least want it.

Messy Hair, Don't Care

There are no days that you can duplicate. Living just to protect the status quo - to keep it all the same, is not living at all.

Shockingly Good Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin? In chili? Yes! And it gets rave reviews every time.

Through, Not Around

Tracey shared yesterday morning how she is going through something. To encourage herself, she wrote an acronym for "THROUGH."

Autumn Of Life

I am called upon to follow His example when it comes to my bride and my family.

October Pastor Appreciation Month

Here are 33 ways to bless your pastor this month.

Don't Miss What's Right In Front Of You

“How could you miss them? They’re right there! You were inches from walking right into them. How did you not see?”

Axe Of Anger

I can't help it. I see God in everything. Even in throwing axes.

Finding Scrunchies In Your Son's Backpack?

Here's one positive thing about Facebook: the ability to network with other parents and see if it's "just your kid" who is experiencing something. ...

Mark Hall Is Here To Point You To The Point

Listen to what Mark Hall from Casting Crowns had to say about humility and leadership.

10 Verses on Joy

Anytime that I try to get joy through my own efforts, it isn’t going to work.

It All Depends...

Take away that love from the Christian faith and it collapses into a pile of useless rubble.

How To Calm Your Heart When Worry Is All You Feel

We serve a God who doesn’t ask us to just shove our doubt to the side or handle things on our own.

God Sees You When No One Else Does

Have you ever been in a crowd and felt completely and utterly alone? ...

What Does It Mean To Rest?

Resting is what we intend to do when we go on vacation.

Marriage Isn't About Staying In Love - It's About This

The hard work of marriage isn’t staying in love. It’s staying in like.

How to Reconnect With God When You Feel Far Away

Do you feel far away from God? Here's how you can reconnect.

She Went To Faith Fest And THIS Happened

Read about one listener's amazing experience at Faith Fest!

31 Reminders for Girls

You may even wish someone said these words to you when your were young.

When Things Get Dark, Remember This

A collection Bible verses that shine a light.

I Am At My Best When I Am A Kite

Am I the only one who feels this way when I fly a kite?

Hurt By The Church?

All of us carry hurt within us. We remember a time a person or a group harmed us, and it's hard to let go and forgive them for it. Sometimes, when it's the church that hurts us,...

I Never Want To Go Back And I Never Want To Forget.

I was working in Bethesda at a production studio. The security guard came in and told us to turn on the TV and the nightmare unfolded right there before our eyes. We tried to call...

God Gives Us A Candle, Not A Floodlight

God will always give us what we need, but not necessarily in the way we want it.

A Lesson In Loving People Well

When people love you well, it's like God is paying you a personal visit.

6 Verses to Remind You of God's Faithfulness

1. "True, some of them were unfaithful; but just because they were unfaithful, does that mean God will be unfaithful? Of course not! Even if everyone else is a liar, God is true....

Pull Up A Chair

Need some answers? Peace? Hope? Pull up a chair.

Quotes On Being Generous That Will Make You Think

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” - Winston S. Churchill

Parents Back To School Prayer

We join you in praying for your children going back to school.

The Music In Me

So much of who we are, who we become, and how we think is shaped by the things that we take in and the things that we think about.

We Came To SHAKE Things Up At The Maryland State Fair

And, boy, did we! Tracey and Todd represented the 95.1 SHINE-FM community in the American Dairy Council North East's Undeniably Dairy Shake-Off Milkshake Contest at the Maryland...

Best State Fair Foods

The definitive guide on what to eat at every state fair.

Matthew West Visits Baltimore!

Did you miss it? Listen to Matthew West's chat with Tracey and watch his hilarious review of Berger Cookies!

Stopping Shame In Its Tracks

Shame and fear can keep us from going to God, but God is always ready to talk.

Back To School Bible Verses To Keep You Encouraged

Download these verses to give you confidence as you go back to school.

The Power Of Words

A speech from 1963 still makes an impact today.

A Prayer For Teachers

Sometimes we don't realize all that teachers do and the sacrifices that they make. Let's take a moment to pray for all the teachers as they prepare for this school year.

A Neighbor Left A Rude Note, But There Was Something They Didn't Know

Read more about how a nasty note ended up bringing out the best in a community.

Get Your Gratitude On!

These facts about complaining might surprise you.

Slave, Servant, or Son?

It's easy to miss the details and importance of Paul's words.

Henry's Letter To Chris Davis

We can learn a lot from Henry..

What Is The Purpose Of Life?

What do you think is one of the top phrases that people Google?

What Are You Chasing?

God's love is better than what's trending and all the things that we chase after.

How Jesus Will Use Your Hands Today

Love this quote - how about you?

Have You Ever Noticed This In The Bible?

Every miracle that occurred was an answer to a problem, even things that didn't seem like miracles at the time.

Is There Grace For Me?

"You have searched me, Lord, and you know me..."

Angel Babies Gown Making Event

When Jack and I saw this event posted on the SHINE-FM Facebook page, we just had to share. If I was in town this weekend, I'd so join in this angel babies gown making event. This...

Story Behind The Song: "Yes I Will" by Vertical Worship

Learn more about the message and purpose behind Vertical Worship's song "Yes I Will"

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