Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thursday, December 23

Brittney's "Top Five Christmas Tear Jerkers"

#5 "I'll Be Brave This Christmas" by Big Daddy Weave

#4 "While You Were Sleeping" by Casting Crowns

#3 "All I Really Want for Christmas" by Steven Curtis Chapman

#2 "The Christmas Shoes" by Newsong

#1 "One Last Christmas" by Matthew West

(Other notables: "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day", "O Holy Night" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas")

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20

Kids make adorable things at school this time of year...ornaments for the tree, presents for mom and dad.

What is the sweetest homemade gift that you've ever received from a child?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Friday, December 17

Four ways to simplify your Christmas:

#1 Make 25-50 copies of a pic of your kids you already own (no family photography session). It's cheaper and quicker!

#2 Simply sign your Christmas cards and don't stress about a family letter.

#3 Bake one or two Christmas treats instead of "mass quantities."

#4 Skip the Christmas party or event you don't want to go to (and cherish those family traditions!).

Thursday, December 16

The Jimmy Stewart Museum (located in Indiana, PA) needs a miracle... kind of like the one his character George Bailey received in the famous movie "It's a Wonderful Life."

(By the way, what's your favorite Christmas movie?)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday, December 15

A smile? A compliment? An outstanding tip?

As a person who works with the public, what is the nicest thing a customer has done for you (in the spirit of Christmas) that just made your day?

Let me know! E-mail: bswitala@wolc.org

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday, December 9

What is your favorite place to look at Christmas lights? Let me know the best place to go for a drive and make some memories! (E-mail: bswitala@wolc.org)

LUNCH FOR A BUNCH: Congratulations to Townsend Brothers Chevrolet in Dover, DE! Enjoy your lunch!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday, December 7

Wanting to save money by going "frugal" this Christmas?

Here is a great list of 63 gifts under $10 from www.betterbudgeting.com.

Some of the items are a bit dated, but overall, this is a good list you can use and tweak to make the gifts your own.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday, December 3

Happy Friday!

Question: What three toys that were popular in the 1950s are still popular for kids this Christmas?

Answer: Barbies, Matchbox Cars and skateboards

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday, December 2

What that lady in your life wants for Christmas...

...Something from the front of the clothing store (because she would always buy clearance items in the back of the store for herself)

Alternative: To SAVE money take her on a shopping spree! That way she'll pick out her own things from the clearance racks and you'll be the hero!

LUNCH FOR A BUNCH: Congratulations to John H. Plummer & Associates, Inc. in Salisbury!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday, December 1

Welcome to the Midday Joy blog!

*Check out these tips for proper tipping during the holidays...

*Find Snoopy, Frosty, and Rudolph for fun family viewing--here's the complete Christmas guide of what's on TV!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tuesday, November 30

Want to make that tree stay alive (without all the shedding needles) longer?

Here's a special recipe that should do the trick...

Pour 2 gallons of hot water into a five gallon container, add the following:

1 pint of clear Karo syrup
4 oz of liquid chlorine bleach
2 oz kitchen vinegar
1/2 tsp. 20 Mule Team Borax
2 oz liquid Woolite

Stir ingredients into water, cut 1/2 inch from stump and stand tree in container to soak for 4-5 days. Prop in a shady area or in garage.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday, November 29

Holiday season is in full swing!

Here are some tips to protect yourself from December stress:

1. Say "No" to projects that will not fit into your time schedule. Choose those where you know you are “serving” and drop those things that are just time fillers.

2. Have back-ups- extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key , extra stamps, and extra batteries.

3. Most importantly, find time to be alone and pray.

*CyberMonday Find: Check out repossessed items from the police at: www.propertyroom.com

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday, November 24

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving--One Day Ahead Checklist:

-Peel Potatoes and place in a pot of cold water. Keep in the fridge.
-Clean veggies
-Prepare stuffing
-Spot clean (Again!)
-Check the TP in the bathrooms
-Put up decorations
-Buy flowers (for the table, if you use live flowers)
-Set the table (after dinner)
-Bake dishes that can be made ahead
-Put new batteries in the camera

This is an e-mail I once received and I've held onto it over the years:

I AM THANKFUL...

-For the wife who says “it's hot dogs tonight” because she is at home with me and not with someone else

-For the husband sitting in his recliner after dinner because he's at home with his family instead of out drinking with his friends

-For the teenager who's complaining about doing dishes because that means she's at home and not on the streets

-For a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, gutters that need fixing because that means I have a home

-For my huge heating bill because that means at least I am warm

-For the pile of laundry and ironing because it means I have clothes to wear

-For the alarm that goes off early in the morning because that means I am alive

For all these things and more...I am thankful

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday, November 23

Time for some Midday Joy!

*If you haven't already, be sure to get the Flu shot! This year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has modified its recommendations for influenza vaccination. Everyone over the age of six months should now be considered for the vaccine.

*What to do two days before Thanksgiving at your house:

-Chill beverages
-Shop for perishable items
-Set out bread for homemade stuffing
-Make cranberry sauce
-Fill salt and pepper shakers, along with butter dish
-Clean your house (Then chase the kids around for the next two days trying to keep it clean!)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday, November 18

Turkey Day is exactly one week away!

Here's a way to organize "who" is bringing "what" at Thanksgiving...

LUNCH FOR A BUNCH: Congratulations to TMP Cleaning Service in Salisbury!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday, November 17

The old-fashioned paper card with a stamp or an e-card...

Which will you be sending this holiday season? Let me know which one and why! (email: bswitala@wolc.org)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday, November 16

What is a date exactly when you are married? I think everyone has their own ideas and expectations, which of course can lead to conflict in marriage. Here are mine:

1) No kids!
2) An invitation...one person asks the other one out on a date.
3) It's a planned, agreed upon event.
4) It's a time to impress like you did before you were married. (Pretend like you haven't caught him/her yet and you want to win their heart!)

What are your expectations for a date? Do you date your spouse?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday, November 15

Love fried turkey on Thanksgiving? There may be a safer way to fry.

Consumer Reports says that electric turkey fryers are much safer. Testers checked out a new model from Butterball that costs as little as $117 and can go right on the countertop.

Testers fried a 12-pound turkey in the Masterbuilt Butterball Professional Series Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer. Forty-eight minutes later, out came a nicely browned, juicy turkey.

"It's definitely faster than roasting. The turkey was great. The thighs were a little bit oily, but other than that, it was delicious," Bernie Deitrick, with Consumer Reports, said.

Clean-up was easy, too. A lid helps prevent spattered oil, and a drain makes it easy to empty out the oil.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday, November 12

Happy Friday, and welcome to the Midday Joy blog!

-Need encouragement to maintain your healthy weight this Thanksgiving (and avoid that extra slice of pecan pie?!) Check out this blog...

-Next week is the collection week for Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan's Purse. There are many local drop off sites where you can bring your filled shoeboxes. Use this weekend to go shopping!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday, November 11

THANK YOU VETERANS!



*Wondering what to watch this weekend? Ramona and Beezus (out on DVD this week) received 5 out of 5 stars by the family-friendly movie reviewer Pluggedin.com. Check it out here!

*Take a look at these thoughts from frugal organizer and deep thinker Rachel Meeks, who's also a believer. (This is my favorite blog!)

LUNCH FOR A BUNCH: Congratulations to Becker Morgan Group in Salisbury!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday, November 5

Welcome to the Friday edition of Midday Joy!

Pass the breath mints, please!...Garlic may not make you that popular at the office, but it may help protect you from getting sick. Find out which foods (and spices) may help boost your immunity and keep cold and flu at bay.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thursday, November 4

Want to make Thanksgiving easier and less expensive for your family? Perhaps you want to bless someone in your church with a Thanksgiving meal...

Check out Angel Food Ministries. They have inexpensive food that is available each month as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas family meals- already prepackaged. You can see where there's an Angel Food Ministries site at a church close to you.

LUNCH FOR A BUNCH: Congratulations to the staff at Mroh's Gas in Crisfield, MD!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday, November 1

Welcome to a new week and a new month! I'm Brittney, your Midday Joy host--thank you for visiting my blog!

Have some leftover chocolate? (I hear you saying, "Yeah, right! Women don't have leftover chocolate!") Well, if you happen to have more than you can reasonably eat, here are some recipes that might fill the bill....I think that candy corn white chocolate bark looks good to me!

Someone to root for while watching the World Series--Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton. After some difficult struggles with drugs and alcohol, here's what he has to say:

"You don't necessarily wake up in the morning and think about it - I'm not going to drink today or I'm not going to use drugs today," Hamilton said. "You have things in place. You wake up in the morning and pray. I do my Bible study in the morning and at night when I get home. I listen to Christian music and country music. There's a lot of things I had to change as far as what I was doing and what kind of life I was leading to make my life better."

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday, October 26

We thank God for everyone who helped make Sharathon 2010 a success! $360,145 raised!

Here's something that would make a perfect birthday or Christmas gift for a friend at the office, babysitter, or Sunday School teacher:

Microwaveable Milky Way Pudding Cake (in a cup)! Simple and so good!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday, October 18

-So why do we clean our plates? Check out this information on the original Clean Plate Club.

-What is a "serving?" Check your portion sizes here!


*Sharathon begins this Wednesday!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday, October 15

-A little stuffy nose? When should kids stay home from school? Check out these suggestions.

-Along with cold hard cash, this is one of the dirtiest (and germiest) things we handle each day!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday, October 14

Haven't met your Bible reading goals for 2010? There is still time. Check out all the Bible reading plans and even have readings sent to your inbox. For a jumpstart, try reading Proverbs in 31 days.

LUNCH FOR A BUNCH: Congratulations to the staff at Glam Salon & Spa in Laurel, DE!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday, October 13

Welcome to Midday Joy!

Want the house to smell like you've been baking all day, but without all the calories?! How about making Pumpkin Pie Play Dough--the kids will love it!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday, October 12

*Recalled Candy--"Colombina Mega Pops" have been found to contain tiny pieces of metal. If you have the 28-ounce bag of these lollipops, take them back to the store or throw them away. For all the government recalls, check out www.recalls.gov.

*Hot Mulled Cider on the cheap: Take a movie theater sized package of cinnamon candy (like Red Hots) and put it in with a gallon of apple juice or cider. It is both pretty and inexpensive!

(Thanks, Mom, for the idea!)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday, October 8

It's Midday Joy here on Joy! 102.5 and I'm Brittney, your host from 11am - 1pm!

-We all know that more "stuff" will not bring us contentment, but could having less actually be the answer? Check out this video that inspired me. It's 11 minutes, but it could change your thinking for a lifetime!

-"True religion," as it says in the book of James, is to reach out to orphans and widows. What is your church doing for these people groups? Inspire us by leaving a post here!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday, October 5

SHARATHON PRAYER COUNTDOWN

Just 15 days until Sharathon here at Joy! 102.5!

Today, we're asking you to pray for wisdom. We thank God for the way He has led our ministry over the years, and we want to continue to be faithful in this outreach. When you pray today, thank God for His leading and pray for us to be wise stewards and obedient as we continue to proclaim the message of God's love for us.

A prayer countdown reminder from all of us here at Joy! 102.5 and the Manna.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday, October 1

Happy Friday and welcome to Midday Joy!

-Nothing says "Casual Friday" like a pair of Redskins (or insert favorite team) jeans and flip flops. Decide for yourself what you think of this trend to cater NFL products to the ladies.

-Have 10 minutes? Read this book. It will remind you that you are special to the only One who really counts! (Oh, and if you have kids, make it look like you got it for them!)

*October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and we're celebrating by inviting you to nominate a pastor on our Facebook page by posting (50 words or less) what you think is great about your pastor. We'll tally the entries at the end of the month and then select 3 pastors to receive a special Appreciation Prize Package!




Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday, September 30

LUNCH FOR A BUNCH: Congratulations to the staff at Credit Plus, Inc. in Salisbury, MD! Hope you enjoy all the Chick-fil-A goodies!


*Have you signed up your office for a chance to win? It's easy! Click here.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday, September 29

Looking for peace in pain?

On today's show, I shared about a man who, burnt out on the religion he saw growing up, decided physical pain would become his religion.

Want to pray for him? Check out his story here.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday, September 27

Welcome to a new week and the Monday edition of Midday Joy!

It's not too soon to start thinking about Christmas shopping (can you believe it?), so here's a "heads up" for you:

Zhu Zhu Pets (average price, $10) are pegged to be the hottest toy this Christmas. (A far cry from items like Guitar Hero and the Nintendo DS that have broken the budget the last few years.) For a list of other hot (and frugal) toys this year, check
this out.

Speaking of shopping....

So you bought new jeans during the Tax Free Holiday and have worn them nonstop for the past 2 weeks for fear they’ll fade? Here’s the trick: Try soaking them in a 50-50 solution of cold water and white vinegar for an hour before their first washing, when the dye is most likely to run. Then, machine wash in cold water and hang dry. The vinegar will help set the dye so your jeans’ color stays put. (If only that worked for hair color!)

Courtesy of www.vocalpoint.com


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday, September 23

LUNCH FOR A BUNCH: Congratulations to the Maryland Food Bank in Salisbury! Enjoy your free Chick-fil-A lunch!

(Have you entered your office to win? Sign up here.)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday, September 21

"See You at the Pole" is celebrating its 20th year of students praying around the flagpoles before school!
“Reveal” (Matthew 6:9-13) is the theme for See You at the Pole 2010, the annual Global Day of Student Prayer.

SYATP brings students to their school flagpoles to intercede for their leaders, schools, and families, asking God to bring moral and spiritual awakening to their campuses and countries. For more information on See You at the Pole, go to www.syatp.com.

If your kids are participating, be sure to come back and share their experience with us!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday, September 17

Happy Friday! Thanks for joining me for Midday Joy!

Looking for a way to show a Godly attitude when you're picking up a prescription, grabbing fast food or checking out at the grocery store? Check
this out!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday, September 16

LUNCH FOR A BUNCH: Congratulations to the staff at Salisbury Christian School! Enjoy your Chick-fil-A lunch!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday, September 14th

LUNCHTIME ROUTINES

When it comes to eating lunch, workers concentrate on other things:


62.7% of workers consider the 60-minute lunch hour the biggest myth in office life.


57.9% eat lunch at their desk while continuing to work.


55.6% multitask during lunch (28.9% eat and run errands, 26.7% eat and e-mail or shop online).


51.8% take 30 minutes or less for lunch. 


21.9% eat at a restaurant or other eatery.
20.2% eat in the company cafeteria.



Source: KFC's lunchtime survey of 1,013 adults 20 and older conducted in May.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 9

PRAYER SCHOOL OF THE DAY: Holly Grove Christian School in Westover, MD

LUNCH FOR A BUNCH: Congratulations to the staff at the University of Delaware Extension in Georgetown!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday, September 8

Let's pray for our area schools!

PRAYER SCHOOL OF THE DAY: Millsboro Middle School in Millsboro, DE

Join with us as we lift this school up in prayer (learn more and nominate a school here).

Don't forget--we'll be drawing our weekly "Lunch for a Bunch" winner tomorrow @ 12:05. Be sure to tune in!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tuesday, September 7

Welcome to Midday Joy! Hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend!

-Do you struggle with a picky eater? Check this out for some great kid-friendly recipe ideas!

-What do you get the person who pours into your kids all year? School supplies! Now is a great time to buy inexpensive school supplies to put in a nice basket for your kids' teachers at Christmas.

PRAYER SCHOOL OF THE DAY: Salisbury Middle School

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursday, September 2

Welcome to the Thursday edition of Midday Joy! We're glad to be part of your day!

Another school year is now in session, and we here at
Joy! 102.5 want to cover our local schools, teachers, staff, students, parents, and families in prayer. We invite you to nominate a school to be our "Prayer School of the Day," and next Tuesday (September 7th), we'll begin our daily on-air prayer time to lift up this important part of our community.

LUNCH FOR A BUNCH: Congratulations to the staff at our local ABC station WMDT 47! Thanks for all you do, and enjoy your Chick-fil-A lunch!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wednesday, September 1

Thanks for joining me for another edition of Midday Joy (11am - 1pm), providing the Christ-honoring music that's sure to encourage you!

September has arrived and school is already underway for many students. Here are some ideas to ensure you'll get on your kids' teachers' good side to start this new school year:

*Also, don't forget to enter your office for our "Lunch for a Bunch" contest. We'll have our weekly drawing tomorrow @ 12:05 to pick a winner to receive FREE food courtesy of Chick-fil-A! Sign up here.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tuesday, August 31

Here's a final tip for you as the new school year begins:

When it all boils down, what is most important in sending our children off to school? That they are spiritually equipped.

If you are only able to take away one or two tips from the month, I would encourage you to stick with these essentials:

Pray over your child on their first day of school and choose a verse for the year.

(Our family's school year verse this year is Joshua 1:9, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." NIV)

Choose whatever verse you find that covers your own children's needs.

Have a great school year!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday, August 30

Brittney’s Bucket List

*Write thank you notes to teachers and people who made a difference in my life.

*Visit Times Square on New Year’s Eve or Visit Punxatawney PA on Groundhog Day

*Go to a department store and buy an outfit at full price, get the full treatment at a day spa and then go on a date with Drew to a fancy restaurant

*Go to the airport and take the next direct flight to anywhere

*Run a mile (I've struggled with asthma my whole life and now my doctor has given me the "all clear" signal! PTL!)

*Get a book published (Manuscript written)

*Learn to swim

*Go on a missions trip with Compassion International or World Vision

*Do a Bible study for every book of the Bible (Three down, 63 to go!)

*Read and finish a book that is over 300 pages in length

So, what's on YOUR "Bucket List"? Let me know! Email: bswitala@wolc.org

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday, August 27

BACKPACK SAFETY

-Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back.

-Pack light. Organize the backpack to use all of its compartments. Pack heavier items closest to the center of the back. The backpack should never weigh more than 10 to 20 percent of the your child’s body weight.

-Always use both shoulder straps. Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles.

-Consider a rolling backpack. This type of backpack may be a good choice for students who must tote a heavy load. Remember that rolling backpacks still must be carried up stairs, and they may be difficult to roll in snow.

For more information, click here.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday, August 26

Another "Back to School" thought:

If you are responsible to bring your own padlock for your locker, practice opening and closing it now!

LUNCH FOR A BUNCH: Congratulations to the staff at the U.S. Postal Service Office in Mardela Springs!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday, August 25

Here's another tip for you:

Join the PTA or other parents' organization at school to make an impact.


*Don't forget, tomorrow we'll draw our weekly "Lunch for a Bunch" winner at 12:05pm, so if you haven't registered your office yet, there's still time to do so!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday, August 24

Today's "Back to School" tip:

Designate a route to and from school. This is the route where you'll know to find your kids in case there is an emergency--or they forgot something.

Knowing this route will also help you know how long to anticipate it to take your children to get home in the afternoon.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday, August 20

Happy Friday!

Today's tip:

"Hang time"- that time between when the last school bell rings and the time kids arrive home... Have a talk with your child about when you expect them to arrive home each day, if they are not riding the bus. As students get older they desire more freedom so discuss a length of social time after school you can both agree on.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursday, August 19

Today's tip:

Have "the talk"... the cell phone talk! Before the kids are in school and hit the "everybody has one" pressure, discuss your thoughts on getting a cell phone as a family.

Maybe this is the right time for your son or daughter to have their own phone, maybe there is a compromise you are willing to make, or maybe the answer is simply, "no." Having this talk before school starts cuts the argument off at the pass.

LUNCH FOR A BUNCH*: Congratulations to the staff at True Vine Lawn Care in Salisbury!

*Every Thursday, we draw the name of a local office to receive a free lunch, courtesy of Chick-fil-A at the Centre in Salisbury. Register here for your chance to win!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday, August 18

Today's "Back to School" tip:

Pray a blessing over each of your children on their first day of school. Gather around as a family, holding hands or touching your child's head or shoulders as you pray for God's blessing over each of them in the new school year.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday, August 17

Another day, another tip!

Start off the school year right with a Back to School Party! Make it as simple or as elaborate as you want it to be. For some good homemade fun have a watermelon seed spitting contest and a water gun fight!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday, August 16

Brittney's "Back to School" tip for today:

Teach your little ones important information they'll need to know in an emergency: Name, address, telephone number and parent's names.

(Knowing these things will also relieve and amaze their Kindergarten teachers!)

Friday, August 13

Today's tip:

Select a Bible verse as the "Verse of the Year" for each child in the family.



5 Tips for Eating Well in College (And avoiding the Freshman 15!)
*Eat three meals a day
*Carry a water bottle
*Grab a piece of fruit
*Take a vitamin
*Keep healthy snacks in your room

(from MSN.com Health and Fitness)

Thursday, August 12

Today's "Back to School" tip:

They can it separation anxiety...and it occurs almost as much in parents as it does in our little preschoolers or Kindergarteners heading off to school for the first time.

To prepare your kids for long days away, plan a play date or extended time with a babysitter. Also keep in mind that a kiss and a big hug on the first day then saying good-bye are better than a long, drawn out farewell.

(Child Study Center, Wellesley College)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesday, August 11

Here's today's Back To School Tip...

Make sure kids are ready to learn by keeping them healthy! Put a big emphasis on handwashing (washing the entire hand and wrist for 13 seconds while singing "Happy Birthday to You!" In addition, make sure the kids are staying physically active by encouraging outdoor play.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday, August 9


Today’s Back to School Tip: Fix healthy meals and serve them at the times kids eat during the school year.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday, August 9

Hope you had a nice weekend and I'm so happy you're joining me today as we begin a new week!

Money Saving Energy Tip from Delmarva Power: Postpone using major electric household appliances such as stoves, dishwachers, and clothes dryers until the cooler evening hours.

For the next several days during Midday Joy, I'll be sharing some Back To School Tips:
Here's Today's Tip:

Begin the sleep schedule transition now to make it easier for the kids to handle their school day routine in a couple of weeks. One back-to-school item you may want to purchase is an alarm clock to help your kids be responsible for their own wake-up times.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Midday Joy with Brittney!

Here's Five Tips for Cleaning Smarter:

1.) Pare down. Get rid of things you don't love.
2.) Gear up. Have the right tools for cleaning - in the rooms you need them
3.) Deal with little jobs before they become big jobs.
4.) Just clean what is dirty - the one dirty spot on the floor, not all the floors!
5.) Focus elswhere - listen to music or talk to a friend on your Blue Tooth headset while cleaning.

For more ideas click here.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hey Everyone it's Wednesday, August 4th

Hi everyone it's Brittney and I'm so honored to be spending some time with you today.

Here are some of the things I shared during todays Midday Joy!

Summer is the best time to buy these items: Big Appliances, Furniture, Laptops, Cars and Lawn Mowers. Click this link to learn more.

"Healthified recipes" like the "Healthified Triple Chocolate Pie" can be found at www.eatbetteramerica.com.



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Special Broadcast

We've preempted our normal schedule over the next few days as we are hosting a special on air and online Spring Fundraising event. This fundraiser it to help meet some critical financial needs of this ministry. Please take a moment to click here to read a letter from our General Manager regarding our immediate needs. We hope you will take a moment to join us in this need by calling us with your one time gift or by making your gift here online.

In the Salisbury area call 410-543-9652.
Outside the local area call toll free: 1-877-569-9652.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

We hope that you were truly encouraged and blessed by your Easter celebration yesterday! PRAISE GOD that we are made new through his son Jesus Christ and the music that we'll play today on Midday Joy will glorify our risen Savior! Thanks for spending some of your Monday with us.

On the way, music during the 11:00 hour from - Joshua Keene, Selah, Caedmon's Call, Francesca Battistelli, Natalie Grant, David Huff, Anthony Evans, Downhere, Sara Groves, Paul Baloche, Josiah Smith Band, Christ for the Nations, and Jadon Lavik.

Stay Tuned for these artists and groups during your Lunch, Noon time Hour - Chris Tomlin, Brandon Heath, Gabriel, Phil Stacey, Bebo Norman, Adele Morgan, Kevin LeVar, Curt Collins, Mercy Me, Women of Faith, Sacrifice, and Point Of Grace.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

It's a chilly, rainy Monday across Delmarva but we're excited to be spending your midday with you on Joy! 102.5! Midday Joy comes your way for 2 hours to play Christian Music to uplift and encourage you through the overcast day!

Music coming during the 11:00 hour - Amy Douglas, Dan Evans, Cherie Adams, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Mark Schultz, Jamie Jamgochian, NewFire, Leeland, Plumb, Geoff Bullock, Diamond Rio, Avalon, and Aaron Shust.

Stay tuned for these gifted artists and groups during the 12 Noon Hour - Sara Groves, Free Chapel, Jason Burton, Jamie Slocum, Newsong, Kristian Stanfill, Britt Nicole, Jim Brady, Jadon Lavik, Charles Billingsley, Mark Harris, and Marie Barnett.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A wonderful Tuesday that God has provided for us and we hope that you're counting your blessings today as we enjoy 2 great hours of Christian music to encourage and uplift you.

We'll play music from these groups and artists during the 11:00 hour - Francesca Battistelli, Parachute Band, Building 429, Seven Stories Up, Chris Rice, Melissa Greene, Julian Drive, Travis Cottrell, Martha Munizzi, Hillsongs Worship Team, No Other Name, Tom Frye & Damascus Road, and Passion.

Coming up in the Noon time hour, we'll provide a fantastic sound track for your lunch break, including - Phil Joel, Point Of Grace, Bart Millard, Jason Gray, David Phelps, CO3, Ginny Owens, Shannon Wexelberg, Chris Tomlin, Tal & Acacia, The Chris Allen Band, and Phillips, Craig & Dean.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

What an absolutely beautiful weekend it was and we hope that you were able to take in and enjoy the early days of spring! Clouds and the possibility of some some showers are how we begin another week, but we can't express our thanks enough for tuning in to Joy! 102.5 and making us a part of your Monday!

Stay tuned for music during the 11:00 from - August Rain, Brian Doerksen and Kathryn Scott, Audio Adrenaline, Shane and Shane, Nicole C Mullen, Jim Murphy, Matt Maher, Sara Groves, Salvador, Al Denson w/ Lisa Bevill, Revive, Gabriel, and Avalon.

Coming up during your Noon time, Lunch hour we'll play - Rusty and Jessica, Big Daddy Weave, Christian Walker, Free Chapel w/ Adam Ranney, Michael W. Smith, The Access, Sonic Flood, John Waller, Selah w/ Kim Hill, Bebo Norman, Rush of Fools, and Corey Emerson.

ALSO please consider taking part in our partnership as we join with the "Bible League" to send Bibles to China... We have a lofty goal and we're trusting that the Lord will call forward the right people to provide the Word of God for hungry believers and non-believers alike in China. If you would like more information on sending Bibles to China, please click HERE or call 1-800-YES-WORD

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's a wonderful, sun-shiny, blue sky day across Delmarva and we're praying that you're soaking in all the beauty of our Wednesday! Thank you for tuning in to Joy! 102.5 for Midday Joy Today.

Music during the 11:00 hour will include - Matt Maher, Sara Groves, Michelle Tumes, Revive, Greg Long, Brett Rush, Rusty and Jessica, Nathan Clark George, Rush Of Fools, Darlene Zschech, Free Chapel with Adam Rainey, Kathleen Carnali, and Selah.

Stay Tuned for these artists and groups during your 12 o'clock, Lunch time hour - Sonic Flood, Scott Krippayne, Jamie Slocum, Bebo Norman, Sandi Patty, The Katinas, Jonny Diaz, New Life Worship, Phillips, Craig & Dean, Hillsongs United, Andrew Carlton, and Kim Hill.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Peninsula area is covered by showers and cloudy skies, but inside our studios we're bringing you uplifting and encouraging music to keep you bright eyed and energized! Thank you for joining us for Midday Joy on your Monday.

Music during the 11:00 hour from - No Other Name, Curt Collins, Vicky Beeching, Mercy Me, Barlow Girl, Matt Brouwer, Aaron Crider, Beloved, Phillips, Craig & Dean, Robin Mark, Alex Edmonds, Joy Lippard, and Clay Crosse.

Stay tuned! Coming up in the 12 Noon Hour we'll play - Natalie Grant, Twila Paris, After The Chase, Jamie Slocum, Corey Franklin, The Sonflowerz, Francesca Battistelli, Mark Harris, Mercy Me, NewFire, Jeremy Camp, and Hosanna.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Rainy day across Delmarva is how our work week ends -- But even more opportunity to play Joy! 102.5 while you're inside on your Friday! Maybe share with your friends the great music that you listen to every single day!

Speaking of Great music, these artists and groups coming during the 11:00 hour - Barlow Girl, Kathleen Carnalli, Mercy Me, Jimmy Dooley, Shane Everett, Daniel Kirkley, Jeremy Camp, Michael W. Smith, Point of Grace, Cindy Diane, Bebo Norman, Brian Bates, and Big Daddy Weave.

The 12 Noon hour only gets better as we play these during your lunch break - Phil Stacey, Parachute Band, Sheri Carr, Phillips, Craig & Dean, Todd Agnew, Chris and Conrad, Brett Blondell, Natalie Grant, FFH, Newsong, Anthony Evans, and Hillsongs.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Bringing you the absolute best in Christian music in the middle of your Wednesday, it's Midday Joy and we'll play uplifting and Christ-honoring music for the next 2 hours! Thank you for joining us!

11:00 hour - Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Michael English, NewFire, Ginny Owens, Lincoln Brewster, Chris & Conrad, Justin Unger, Selah with Barlow Girl, Leeland, Point of Grace, Jeremy Camp, and Brian Littrell.

Coming up in the 12 Noon hour - Phil Stacey, Avalon, Adam Paul Williams, Anthony Evands Josh Lopez, Meredith Andrews Nicol Sponberg, Jason Ingram, Mark Harris, Kirk Hacker, Tommy Walker, and Vineyard.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

What a beautiful Delmarva weekend we were blessed with! We're glad that you're moving through this wonderful Monday with us here on Joy! 102.5. Sit back and enjoy 2 great hours of Christian Hits during Midday Joy.

Coming up in the 11:00 Hour - Toby Mac, Kyle Cantrell, Jadon Lavik, Aaron Keyes & Ben Smith, Sierra, Laura Story, Don Poythress, Travis Taylor, Joy Williams, Darlene Zschech, Steven Curtis Chapman, Point of Grace, and Newsong.

The 12:00 Noon hour brings the wonderful music of - Justin Unger, Passion, Salvador, Casting Crowns, Paul Coleman, VOTA, Revive, Shane Everett, FFH, Fee, Selah, and Matt Redman.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

Seeing a mix of clouds and sun for our Friday, but looking forward to warmer temperatures today and for our weekend. We hope that you can enjoy God's blessings as we end the work-week. In the business of your daily activities, thank you for joining us for an afternoon of wonderful, Christ honoring music!

Music during the 11:00 hour includes - Todd Fields, Sacrifice, Point of Grace, Jason Allen Rich, Denver & The Mile High Orchestra, Symphony in Red, Diamond Rio, Gabriel, Paul Baloche, The Imperials, Kirk Hacker, Caedmon's Call, and Hillsongs of Australia.

Sit back and enjoy these artist and groups during your lunch, Noon time hour - Devin Williams, Charles Billingsley, Justin Unger, Among The Thirsty, Chris Tomlin, Norman Hutchins, Curt Collins, By The Tree, Phillips, Craig, and Dean, Lifetone, V Music, and Delirious.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Continuing to bring you the best in Christian Music, we've got two great hours coming your way as we take you through your Wednesday!

Coming up in the 11:00 hour - Don Poythress, Chris Sligh, Newsong, Steven Curtis Chapman, Shane and Shane, Jim Murphy, Justin Unger, Lisa Bevill, Jared Bayless, Lindell Cooley, Casting Crowns, Jason Burton and Brian Littrell.

These artists and groups too look forward to during the 12 Noon Hour - Revive, Point of Grace, Covenant 31, Fee, Daniel Kirkley, Nicole C. Mullen, Britt Nicole, The Afters, Selah, Matt Maher, David Huff, and Christ for the Nations.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

So Glad to have you along for Midday Joy today!

Songs filled with blessings and encouragement during the 11:00 from - Mark Schultz, Ricardo Sanchez & Free Chapel, Avalon, Anthony Evans, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, The Sonflowerz, Todd Agnew, The Franklins, Point of Grace, Paul Baloche, Nicol Sponberg, Jeromy & Jennifer Deibler, and Ginny Owens.

Looking forward to music during the 12:00 hour from - Jimmy Dooley, Stellar Kart, Jason Gray, Phil Stacey, Audio Adrenaline, Need To Breathe, Alex Edmonds, Big Daddy Weave, Tommy Coomes Band, Tal & Acacia, Chris Lee, and Steven Curtis Chapman.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

We hope and trust that you had a wonderful and blessed weekend... There's no better feeling for us knowing that you're tuned in to Joy! 102.5 as we begin a new work week!

Music coming during the 11:00 hour - Jadon Lavik, Mercy Me, Jeff Chandler, Glory Revealed, Katie Giguere, Mike & Kelly Bowling, Newsboys, Kristian Stanfill, Twila Paris, Chris Tomlin, Jonny Diaz, Rachel Scott, and Mitch McVicker.

Looking forward to a great noon time hour of music from - Paul Baloche, Matt Redman, Heather Powers, Sara Groves, Brenton Brown, Phil Wickham, NewFire, John Mandeville, Anadara, Peder Eide, Free Chapel, and 4-Him.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

It's Friday and that brings energy and excitement to a lot of people anticipating yet another weekend! After some wind and snow showers today, the weekend appears to calm down a bit. Thank you for making us a part of your day today on Midday Joy!

Music during the 11:00 hour from - Justin Unger, John Waller, Bethany Dillon, Casting Crowns, David Crowder Band, Jamie Slocum w/ Mollye Reese, Revive, Ashmont Hill, DC Talk, Kim Hill, Fee, Chris Eaton, and River.

Coming up, these artist and groups to take you through your Lunch Hour - Britt Nicole, Wes King, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Word Of God Speak, Newsboys, Jason Gray, Amy Douglas, Jump 5, Robert Mauti w/ Rachael Lampa and John Katina, David Huff, and FFH.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Once again it's Wednesday and we're certainly thankful for the opportunity to spend some of the middle of your day with you! Is more winter weather on the way this evening and tomorrow? Maybe yet another trip to the grocery store is necessary?!

Stay tuned to Joy! 102.5 for Christ-honoring music coming in the 11:00 hour from: Newsboys, Tammy Trent, Corey Franklin, Jonny Diaz, Day One, Phil Wickham, Paul Baloche, Building 429, Monk and Neagle, 4-Him, Sara Groves, Jaci Velasquez, and Steven Curtis Chapman.

Music to uplift and encourage you during your 12:00 noon hour from: NewFire, Watermark, Addison Road, Peder Eide, Marie Miller, Aaron Shust, Denver & The Mile High Orchestra, Jim Murphy, Chris Tomlin, Plumb, Brooke Fraser, and Alvin Slaughter.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It's a cold and wet day across Delmarva, but we're keeping you warm and energized with uplifting and encouraging music on Midday Joy! Sit back and enjoy some of your favorites in Christian music for the next two hours.

Artists and Groups in the 11:00 hour - New Life Worship, Brian Free, Selah, Avalon, Julian Drive, Sonic Flood, Francesca Battistelli, David Phelps, Chris Rice, The Branches, Chynna and Vaughn, After The Chase, and Jeremy Camp.

Coming up in the 12:00 Noon hour - August Rain, River, Farewell June, Plumb, Natalie Grant, Andrew Carlton, Sidewalk Prophets, Nathan Clark George, Steven Curtis Chapman, Phil Stacey, Cheri Keaggy, and Christ for the Nations.

ALSO, let me please introduce to you my brand new, precious niece who was born at 9:50 last night - This is Emily Kathryn Foster! Born to my brother Glen and his wife Lindsey. It's their first child and we're praising God today for the blessings of health and strength and continued enrichment on this wonderful family.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

We hope so much that you had a wonderful weekend and were able to enjoy the beautiful sunshine... We're also thankful for a lot of the MELTING taking place. How about you? Thank you for taking Joy! 102.5 along with you during the middle of of your Monday.

Music on the way during the 11:00 hour from: Bebo Norman, Michael Bahn, Newsboys, Natalie Grant, Mercy Me, Third Day w/ Lacey Mosley, Chris and Conrad, Wayburn Dean, Steven Curtis Chapman, Paul Baloche, Caleb Rowden, Salvador, and Phil Wickham.

Coming up in the 12:00 Noon Hour, listen for songs from: No Other Name, Building 429, Jared Anderson, Amy Douglas, Watermark, Joe Henschel, Josiah Smith Band, Michael Robert, Point of Grace, Newsong, Travis Cottrell, and The Parachute Band.