Friday, October 29, 2010

Fall Landscape/Lawn Care

Thanks to Tim Hanauer for sharing some tips today about how to keep our yards looking lovely through the fall and winter.  If you'd like to conatct Tim or learn more about his very unique company, visit:


TO DO IN FALL: Fertilize Fescue Yards (not bermuda yards), Plant Pansies.... (secret bed and spacing recipe), Leaves (yuk), AND PLANT SHRUBS & TREES NOW TO CHRISTMAS (w/ a few exceptions).

WHAT NOT TO DO IN THE FALL: Prune (especially hard prune) most shrubs and trees, NEVER fertilize shrubs and trees w/ nitrogen fertilizer in the fall, Don't mulch just before leaf fall - wait till that chore is just about over...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Africa Comes to Mocksville

What a delight to have some of the kids from the Daraja Children's Choir of Africa join us on the show today! I promise, you will be blessed by going to their concert tonight at Blaise Baptist Church in Mocksville.  Here's the 4-1-1:

Daraja Children's Choir
Blaise Baptist Church
Wednesday Night, 6:30 PM
A Love Offering will be  accepted
Jeremy Amick
(336) 751-3639 
Blaise Baptist Church
134 Blaise Church Road
Mocksville, NC 27028

Do You Know Who I Am?

Thanks to Angela Thomas for joining us today to talk about her new book, "Do You Know Who I Am? and other brave questions women ask".  Find out more about Angela, her ministry and the new book, visit her website .

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Remembering Darren

"Reason For The World" Lyrics[edit]
by Matthew West | from the album The Story Of Your Life

  There are no words in times like these
When tears don't hide the tragedies
And all you want is a reason for the world

No comfort in the greeting card
Cause God is good
But life's still hard
and your heart just wants a reason for the world

Maybe the reason for the pain
Is so we would pray for strength
And maybe the reason for the strength
Is so that we would not lose hope
And maybe the reason for all hope
Is so that we could face the world
And the reason for the world
Is to make us long for home

For God so loved your broken heart
He sent his son to where you are
and he died
To give a reason for the world

So lift your sorrows to the one
Whose plan for you has just begun
And rests here in the hands that hold the world

Maybe the reason for the pain
Is so we would pray for strength
And maybe the reason for the strength
Is so that we would not lose hope
And maybe the reason for all hope
Is so that we could face the world
And the reason for the world
Is to make us long for home

Well I know your past the point of broken
Surrounded by your frea
i KNOW you're faint and tired and lonely
from the road that you walked down here
But just keep your eyes on heaven 
and know that you are not alone
remember the reason for the world

No ear has heard
No eye has seen
Not even in your wildest dreams
A beauty that awaits beyond this world
When you look into the eyes of grace
and hear the voice of mercy say
Child, welcome to the reason for the world

Friday, October 15, 2010

More Info about Darren's Arrangements

A special account has been set up to assist Darren's wife and children. If you'd like to contribute, checks can be made payable to:

Darren Stevens Family Fund
and can be mailed: c/o WBFJ
1249 Trade Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Funeral Arrangements are as follows:
Friday Evening, October 15th 6:00pm-8:00pm 
Loflin Funeral Home - Ramseur.

Saturday Morning @ 11:00AM 
Holly Spring Friends Meeting -
2938 Holly Spring Road. Ramseur

Thursday, October 14, 2010

News Coverage about Darren

We are so thankful to WXII and WGHP for their beautiful tributes to Darren.  Here are links to the video:,0,2289340.story

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Marriage Ref Casting in the Triad

NBC TV’s "The Marriage Ref" Comes to North Carolina for Casting Calls;
and Is Hiring Local Temporary Staff

Winston-Salem and Greensboro, NC, October 8, 2010 – EverWondr Network,
Greensboro, NC, the company that developed and, among many other websites, announced they will bring
NBC TV’s "The Marriage Ref" to the Triad to hold open casting calls for upcoming
episodes of this comedy panel show.

On the show, celebrities help squabbling couples make peace; and participants in
every show have a chance to win $25,000. Created by Jerry Seinfeld, the show offers
relationship advice...with a comic twist.

How did the show decide to come to the Triad? “During the past 11 months, with seed
money from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, we built one of the
country’s most powerful events marketing websites,” said Amy Consigio of EverWondr
Network. “The producers at ‘The Marriage Ref,’ discovered it online and decided it could
be useful to help their show find feuding couples.”

About the Casting Calls

"The Marriage Ref" casting team is searching the country for outgoing and opinionated
married couples that have a long-standing argument or issue that must be resolved. No
problem is too small or too strange!

During the casting calls, potential couples will tell producers why they absolutely
NEED a MARRIAGE REF to weigh in and proclaim, for once and for all, who is
RIGHT and who is WRONG. In every episode, the featured spouse who wins their
arguments as judged by a panel of favorite celebrities will compete for $25,000 and
the distinction of being judged the “most right” of the night.

Casting calls will be held at the following locations:

Saturday, October 16
7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Bob Dylan Concert
LJVM Coliseum
2825 University Parkway, Winston-Salem NC 27105

Sunday, October 17
Noon to 6 p.m. at Festival Italiano
In the Marriage Ref Booth located in front of the Green Bean
300 Block South Elm Street, Greensboro
Near the Corner of Elm and McGee

Friday-Sunday, October 15-17
North Carolina State Fair
Fri. 4pm – 8pm; Sat. 12pm – 8pm; Sun. 12pm – 8pm
1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607

Monday and Tuesday, October 18-19
Renaissance Hotel
4100 Main at North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC 27609
Mon. 4pm – 9pm; Tues. 4pm – 9pm

Interested couples may also contact the casting team directly at

For these events, NBC is hiring temporary local staff in Winston-Salem, Greensboro
and Raleigh to prepare for and work these events. They are hiring production
assistants, recruiters, camera men and crew, many of whom are needed to begin work
immediately. For information contact at

Click on the link below to watch episodes of the "The Marriage Ref":

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Mother-Daughter Event featuring Rebecca St. James Coming to Kernersville


(Nashville, Tennessee) --September 20, 2010 --In a world filled with 'special events, girls, mark your calendars on Friday, October 8th for one event coming to the local area that truly lives up to the promise of being special.

Grammy Award winning Christian singer, Rebecca St. James is the centerpiece of the "SHE" conference event coming to Kernersville's First Christian Church for a 7:00 P.M. presentation.

The church is located at 1130 North Main Street. Both general admission ($15.00) and Gold Circle tickets ($18) are available through the church, local LifeWay bookstores, and locally by calling (336) 996-7388. Tickets may be resourced online at and by calling 1-800-955-9324. Tickets will also be available at the door night of the event. More information will be available online at the church website:

In the clamor of tweets and iPods, mini-vans and over-booked moms, the SHE event is the rare moment when moms and daughters and their friends can connect for a fun and spiritually uplifting session on life, love, and the pursuit of the real issues that matter to ‘girls’ of all ages.

The conference is built on the concept of celebrating the beauty of becoming a total ‘SHE' woman-safe, healthy and empowered -in every season of life. The conference series was inspired by St. James' best selling books SHE and SHE TEEN (Tyndale) which have been an inspiration to teens and adult women in finding their foundation for life in God's plan for living.

A testimony to the Australian born singer’s creditability as a respected "voice" with today’s young women is seen in her recent book, PURE (Faithwords/Hatchette) being nationally honored with a nomination in the Youth/Young Adult category for "Best Book of 2009” accolades from the prestigious Christian Retailers Association in their annual Reader’s Choice Awards. In the midst of connecting globally with her music, St. James has remarkably found time to author more than a half-dozen best selling Christian books that speak to the youth culture of today and beyond.

Adding to the perfect balance of Rebecca's connection with the audience from her life experiences as a vital young single woman is her ideal counter-balance. Joining her on the SHE conference stage is her real life mentor, Evie Tornquist, herself an award winning Christian singer whose career throughout the 70's and ‘80's inspired millions of record sales and an enduring international following. Now married with two grown children, Evie has been both an inspiration and close personal friend and role model to the younger St. James who herself is no stranger to the term ‘role model.' On outspoken voice for her generation, Rebecca has taken her stand for purity onto concerts stages all over the world. Her best selling single Wait For Me inspired both a best selling book and a message that she has used to passionately inspire an entire generation of young people.

Whether through the rock influenced music of Rebecca, the softer sounds of Evie, or the mutual straight talk from the heart that is the core center of the evening, both women set their music and their life experiences before their audience-welcoming their questions, offering real answers, sharing God's grace, His love, and His passion to reach women with the message of how to live life based on practical biblical principals in a rubber-meets-the-road 21st century.

‘We talk about the things women care about from finding their purpose and security in God, dating and relationship issues, to mentoring, to communicating more effectively with each other-whether teen to parent-or friend to friend," notes Rebecca. Adds Evie: "It's all about celebrating being "girls of God" at every age.”

If You're Going, Can I Hitch A Ride to Victory?

Riders continue to Kyle and Pattie Petty’s Adaumont Farms
for special songwriters’ event

CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 30, 2010) – Country music singers and songwriters, fans,
loyal customers, family and friends will partner to pay tribute to Click Baldwin while
raising money for Victory Junction on the 8th Annual Ride to Victory on Sunday,
Oct. 17. Riders will leave from zMAX Dragway, parade through Victory Junction,
and end the day-long ride with “Kyle Petty & Friends: A Songwriters’ Jam” at
Kyle and Pattie Petty’s Adaumont Farms.

An extension of Kyle Petty Charity Ride, Inc., this year’s Ride to Victory will benefit
Victory Junction, a yearround camping facility serving children with chronic medical
conditions or serious illnesses. Victory Junction is supported completely by generous
donations of individuals, corporations and organizations.

Click Baldwin, longtime friend of Kyle Petty, valuable member of the board of
directors for the KPCR organization and owner of Carolina Harley-Davidson in
Gastonia, passed away in 2008 following a motorcycle accident in Montana. This
year’s fundraiser honors and pays tribute to Baldwin for all his support since the
KylePetty Charity Ride’s inception.

This one-day motorcycle ride gives fans the opportunity to ride across North
Carolina with celebrities while supporting a great cause. The ride is scheduled
for Sunday, Oct. 17, the day after the Bank of America 500at Charlotte Motor
Speedway (ABC 7:30 p.m. EST).

“I always look forward to the Ride to Victory. It’s a fun day ride with new riders
joining every year. Getting to show people Camp for the first time is always special,”
said Kyle Petty. “This year we’re adding music! We’ll end with a ‘jam’ at my farm.
Riding and music together, along with helping Camp; it doesn’t get any better.”

The cost for both the day’s ride and the evening jam is $40 before the event.
Registration will be available at all rally points the day of the event for $50; however,
rider spots are limited and pre-registration is recommended.

Tickets for the Songwriters’ Jam alone are $20 and may also be purchased by
calling 704-714-4545. Tickets at the gate are $25. For more information or
to pre-register, please visit or call

Rally points this year include Tilley Harley-Davidson of Statesville, Iron Horse
Motorcycles in Monroe, Harley-Davidson of Charlotte and Carolina Harley-
Davidson in Gastonia. The full group will depart zMAX Dragway at 10 a.m. and
participate in a “classic” Charity Ride pit stop at Pilot Flying J before arriving at
Victory Junction. Each participating fan and motorcycle enthusiast will receive a
commemorative pin, decal,Ride to Victory VIII T-shirt and more.

Riders will continue to Kyle and Pattie Petty’s Adaumont Farms for “Kyle Petty
& Friends: A Songwriters’Jam.” This special event includes performances
by famous country music singers and songwriters Mark Collie, Billy Montana and
Rafe Van Hoy. They also will join former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle
Petty himself to share personal stories that inspire their songs, as well as perform them.
Kyle will be accompanied by violinist Jimmy Edmonds for a special performance
of his own. 

Collie, Montana and Van Hoy have a combined total of 19 Number One and 17
Top 10 hits. Collie, a staple on the Nashville music scene for more than three decades,
is best known for “Even the Man on the Moon is Crying,” “Born to Love You” and
“Hard Loving Woman” and wrote for George Jones, Tim McGraw, Aaron Tippin and
Garth Brooks. Montana’s Number 1 credits include Garth Brooks’ record-breaking
single, “More Than A Memory,” Sara Evans’ smash “Suds in the Bucket,” and the
Grammy-nominated “Bring On the Rain,” recorded by Jo Dee Messina. Van Hoy
co-wrote George Jones and Tammy Wynette’s compelling hit “Golden Ring” and
Mark Chesnutt’s “Old Flames Have New Names.”

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About Ride to Victory VIII, A Kyle Petty Charity Ride
Founded in 2003, the Ride to Victory builds upon the success of the Kyle Petty
Charity Ride Across America.  Since the Kyle Petty Charity Ride’s formation,
approximately 7,000 riders have logged more than 9.9 million cumulative motorcycle
miles and traveled through 49 states. Most importantly, the Ride has donated more
than $14 million to children’s charities, including Victory Junction.

About Victory Junction
Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children ages 6 to 16
with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Founded by Kyle and Pattie
Petty in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, N.C., with
a second location opening soon in Kansas City, Kan. Victory Junction offers programs
for 24 disease groups and maintains strong relationships with 26 partner hospitals.
Victory Junction’s mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are
exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment. As a
not-for-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous
donors to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families.