Family Impact Radio Segment


Winging it is not an Emergency Plan…Prepare!

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Weather Week April 23-April 30

On Family Impact at 630AM and 730AM

Guest:   Author of The Healing Season:  How A deadly tornado Nearly Destroyed and Completely reshaped my Faith- Shannyn Caldwell

Topic:  Why plan?

Question for Thursday:  What are the 3 Steps to prepare for a disaster?

Answer:  1. Get a kit.

2.  Make a plan.

3.  Be informed.

On O’Brady and Berna in the Morning

Giving- a- way WEATHER ALERT RADIO April 30

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For Monday,  April 21

Guest:  Kimberly Fletcher, Founder of Homemakers For America

Topic:  Cottage meeting project and Conference

A Meeting of the Heart Conference
May 2 and 3
Crestview Baptist Church
6600 Salem Avenue
Clayton, Ohio 45315

information and registration for the 2014 HomeMakers for America Liberty Conference in Dayton,
www.2014libertyconference.com

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For Thursday,  April 17, 18 and Good Friday

On O’Brady and Berna in the Morning

The recipe for a joy-filled morning…  Music and Conversation with Kelly O’Brady


On Family Impact at 630AM and 730AM

as a part of O’Brady and Berna in the Morning…

Guest:  Charles Morris, and his wife Janet, from Haven Today heard at 9AM over WFCJ.
They have co-authored several books.  Their latest book is  Missing Jesus.
Topic:  Charles and Janet Morris wanted to know what happens when we stop missing Jesus, and now they’re sharing what they’ve learned with Claire Miller.

www.moodypublishers.com

Also, the full interview will be aired at 7AM Sunday April 20th on The Source 93.7

Guest:  David Foreman, Author, and Veteran Talk  Show host                                                                            Topic:  Unconventional ways to curb food cravings without having a drive-thru meltdown.

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Guest:  Dale Neiberding, Executive Director of Good Shepherd Ministries which is a half-way house.
TopicGood Shepherd Ministries Fundraising Banquet Friday, May 2 from 5pm to 930pm
at Epiphany Lutheran Church 6430 Far Hills Ave

Good Shepherd Ministries restores the lives of people in reentry and recovery from incarceration and drug and alcohol addiction.  The 90-day program (with extensions possible) includes Christian discipleship readings and reflections, drug & alcohol addiction counseling, spiritual counseling, job coaching and referrals at the office.

Get tickets for the banquet by calling 937-938-5781 or  Email  at dalenieberding@hotmail.com

New Thrift Store is planned to open in June 2014 after our annual May banquet.

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on O’Brady and Berna in the Morning Monday April 7

Guest:  Author Jill Hardie

Topic:  Most children’s books carry a message for children. A new book by Jill Hardie, The Sparkle Egg, carries a message for both children and adults.

The Sparkle Egg by Jill Hardie

http://www.amazon.com/The-Sparkle-Egg-Jill-Hardie/dp/0824956648

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 on O’Brady and Berna in the Morning Tuesday April 1

Guests:  Dave Ramsey and his daughter,  Rachel Cruze,

come on the show announcing a Big Event happening

Topic:  It’s time to get your tickets for The Legacy Journey Live

Happening  October 29th at The Schuster Performing Arts Center

1W 2nd Street in Dayton, Ohio

See and hear from Dave and Rachel in person

Order now to get a discount on tickets call 888-227-3223

or go online Dave Ramsey dot com

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Wednesday March 26 on Family Impact at 630AM and 730AM
as a part of O’Brady and Berna in the Morning

Guest:  Pat Daniels with Child Evangelism Fellowship
Topic:  Sat April 5th noon to 2pm Pizza Party for CYIA
Find out about how you can be involved this summer with 5-Day Clubs

cefmv.org

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Tuesday March 22 on O’Brady and Berna in the Morning

Kelly will be sharing her usual wit, wisdom, and great music on THE SOURCE 93-7.

Tuesday March 25 on Family Impact at 630AM and 730AM
as a part of O’Brady and Berna in the Morning

Guest:  Kimberly Foss, Author of Wealthy By Design and Financial Expert
Topic:  Ways to deal with all those church and family graduations, wedding and baby showers…Gift Giving on a budget

kimberlyfoss.com

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Friday March 21 on O’Brady and Berna in the Morning

Kelly will be giving away a special The Art of Marriage Conference for pastors,lay leaders and their spouses. This Family Life conference is next Friday evening and Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Beavercreek.  Only pastors and lay leaders themselves can call in to win the Art of Marriage package – pass the word – tomorrow between 7-7:30, on THE SOURCE 93-7.

Friday March 21 on Family Impact at 630AM and 730AM
as a part of O’Brady and Berna in the Morning

Guest:  Roscoe Smith, VP University Admissions Cedarville University

Topic:   helping parents get high schoolers ready for college

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For Thursday March 20

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Guest:  Amelia the ClutterQueen
Topic:  Spring cleaning by de-cluttering the house and workplace
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Guest:  British Author and Actor David Payne
Topic:   An Evening with CS Lewis

Xenia Christian School auditorium, on Saturday, March 29
1075 John Wesley Avenue in Xenia
Time 730PM

Get tickets  HearTheLight.com / iTickets.com / call 937-985-1345

http://www.davidpaynedrama.com/an-evening-with-cs-lewis/

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March 4

Guest: Marc Lapointe, founder of an education consulting firm and author of the book Standing in the Education Gap: A Commonsense Approach to Helping Your Child Succeed in School, identifies three reasons a parent will consider homeschooling:
Topic: Educating your child

What online resource Marc uses for a classical education

http://resource2.veritaspress.com/Resources.html

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March 3rd Monday
Guest: Shannon Upton, Organizingmoms.com
Topic: our monthly series on getting you organized in 2014
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February 27
Guest: Sheila Walsh, Author, Singer, and Conference Speaker for Women of Faith
Topic: Her new book The Storm Inside: Trade the Chaos of How You Feel for the Truth of Who You Are

http://www.womenoffaith.com/about/

Women of Faith
Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
May 2, 2014 to May 3, 2014
Theme SURVIVAL TO REVIVAL
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February 20

Guest: Bob Lepine, Family Life Radio
Topic: Family Life Radio Broadcast and Family Life Weekend to Remember in Cincinnati
March 14-16 at Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Register by phone 800-FL-Today use promotional code “weekend”to get discount on the event
Family Life with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine is now heard on the Source Weekdays at 1:05PM.
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February 14 Valentine’s Day
Guest: Lisa Anderson, with Focus on the Family and Host of Boundless Podcast
Topic: Online Dating

boundless.org
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Week of February 10th
Topic: Celebrations on a Budget
Guest: Budget expert and Author of Wealthy By Design Kimberly Foss
kimberlyfoss.com
tyingtheknot.com
honeyfund.com
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January 30 and 31

Guest: Lisa Graham Keegan is the Senior Advisor of National School Choice Week.
Topic: School Choice and National School Choice week

http://www.greatschools.org/

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January 27 & 28 Monday & Tuesday
Guest: Luci Wisco with babynames.net
Topic: Belly Ballot for parents who need help choosing a name
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January 22
Guest: Claire Brown, Missionary to Ethiopia at 23
Topic: Missions with CMFI, Christian Missionary Fellowship International

Claire’s Blog cbrown.cmsmissionary.org
cmfi.org/cbrown
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Sanctity of Human Life Sunday January 19th

Brad Mattes and former WDTN Anchor, Michelle Kingsfield
are featured in a radio special coming up from Ambassador
on Sancity of Human Life Sunday, January 19th.
The Source will be airing it twice
on Sunday 1/19 – at 12 noon and again at 9:30pm.
Listen for it on WFCJ The Source
and to Life Issues with Brad Mattes for
his daily radio commentary on abortion
and related issues.
Life Issues is heard at 1:04 weekday afternoons
on The Source 93 7.
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Guest: Bob Weisenberger Animal Therapist from Dogtors
Topic: How animals help healing in Humans

http://dogtors.com/

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Guest: Betsy O’Kresik, CEFMV Ministry Coordinator
Topic: CYIA Training
Time for Teenagers to Apply

informational meeting and pizza party April 5th

Child Evangelism Fellowship® of Ohio, Inc., CEF Miami Valley
3626 N. Main St.
Dayton, OH 45405
937-274-9781
e-mail: info@cefmv.org
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Guests: Co-Authors Chris Crowley and Dr. Jen Sacheck
Topic: New York Times Bestseller Thinner This Year

http://www.youngernextyear.com/

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Guest:  Kim McAslin, Goddard School in Beavercreek

Topic:  Preschooler-Approved Top 10 Educational Toys of 2013.

http://campaign.goddardschool.com/ToyVote.gspx

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On O’Brady and Berna in the Morning…

Cyberbullying and Your Kids

By Kim Komando

Cyberbullying is a regular occurrence online. We’re hearing more and more stories about the tragic consequences of cyberbullying.

Bullying isn’t new, but technology puts more tools at a bully’s disposal. Bullies can use cellphones and the Internet to target victims. The bullying doesn’t end at school. It is common for cyberbullying to become a group effort.

Cyberbullying can take many forms. A bully may send threatening or offensive messages. Maybe the bully will create a fake profile mimicking the victim. In other cases, the bully forwards pictures or messages that were supposed to be private.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to fight back. You just need information and some free software. But most importantly, you need to communicate with your kids.

I’ve noticed a common problem in parenting in the last decade. Many parents don’t acknowledge the importance of technology in their children’s lives. They either ban it entirely or let kids do whatever they want. Both choices are dangerous.

The fact is that technology is now an inescapable part of growing up. Kids need parents to guide them in understanding how to use technology. Put using Facebook or texting in the same category as dating or driving. “Stranger danger” should apply online as well.

You need to start early with training kids how to use technology properly. My 10 Commandments for Kids Online is a great starting point. It sets up some ground rules that any child should follow online.

If you have teenagers, I would also visit this tip. It covers the technological pitfalls teens can encounter including sexting, texting while driving and more. You’ll want to make sure you go over this information with your teen.

Now, let’s get back to cyberbullying. Most cyberbullying happens on social networking sites. By this point, your teen probably has a Facebook profile.

Fortunately, social networks are getting wise to bullying. Facebook has implemented several features to combat this problem. Here are some solutions you and your teen should know about.

Start with a visit to the Facebook Safety Center. This has a lot of great tips of staying safe. Visit the Tools & Resources section for assistance in securing your account. Make sure your profile is locked down.

To start, you will want to restrict who can see your information. Open up your Facebook profile. Go to Account>>Privacy Settings. Set the Default Privacy to Friends.

Now only friends can see your status updates and photos. Obviously, you control who is your friend. So you can keep bullies from posting on your wall or commenting on your photos.

I would go through the other available privacy settings as well. How You Connect is especially important. It lets you choose who can find you on Facebook, for example.

I would restrict Facebook searching to Friends. This keeps your name out of profile searches. Bullies won’t even be able to find your profile. Switch all the other settings to Friends as well. No outside bully can get to you.

You should also visit the Limit The Audience Of Past Posts setting. This lets you make all previous status updates Friends only. That’s helpful if you had them set to Public before.

This area also lets you create Block Lists. Block Lists are another great tool to combat bullying. You can block other users from interacting with you.

What do you do if it’s a friend that’s bothering you? You can de-friend them. Just go to Accounts>>Edit Friends. Find the person and click the X to the right. They will be removed as your friend. They won’t have access to your profile anymore.

Now, sometimes people who aren’t your friend can still make life miserable. They might upload mean photos of you or make comments about you. What can you do?

Facebook has a Social Reporting feature. Click here to learn more about it. To use Social Reporting, go to the offending picture. At the bottom right will be a link that says Report This Photo.

You can specify why you have a problem with the photo. Facebook will walk you through your options for dealing with it. You can contact the person hosting the photo, block them or de-friend them.

You can also choose the Get Help From A Trusted Friend option. This lets you share the photo with a friend or family member. That lets someone else step in and help you resolve the situation.

That leads to another point about parents and social networking. I’m often asked if parents should “friend” their children on social networks. The answer is a resounding “YES!”

You definitely want to know what your child is doing online. Monitoring your child lets you see who they are friends with. It also lets you see what your child is posting.

You can pick up on worrisome patterns. Your child might be revealing too much personal information to someone you don’t know. That’s a big red flag. They could just be revealing too much in general. In that case, you need to have a talk with them.

Another social networking danger is the fake profile. There is little verification of identity online. This is both a strength and a weakness of the Internet. You can be whoever you want to be.

Bullies, of course, choose to abuse this anonymity badly. They will pretend to be their victim. They create a profile with the victim’s name and post nasty comments and pictures. It is a quick way to destroy someone’s reputation.

You can report impersonating profiles to the site’s administrators. They can help you get the profile removed.

A technically proficient bully might hack your child’s account. That does even more damage. Learn how to recover a hacked account. You’ll also want to know how to clean up a profile after online harassment.

Harassment isn’t the only danger, though. The disguised bully could build a friendship with your child. A fake friendship is an efficient tool for manipulating your child’s emotions. The psychological effects can be devastating.

The most infamous example happened to Megan Meier, a 13-year-old from Missouri. The mother of a former friend posed as a boy and got Megan to like her. The woman then told Megan the world would be better without her. Shortly after, Megan killed herself.

I can’t say it enough: keep an eye on your children’s profiles. Ask about their friends on these sites. Be suspicious of people your child doesn’t know in person.

In fact, they should really only communicate with friends from school and church. They shouldn’t be friends with random Facebook users. Treat the online friends just like you treat your child’s real friends.

Facebook isn’t the only site with safety controls, of course. YouTube also has a Safety Center. It covers a wide range of problems you may encounter.

For YouTube, the best way to thwart bullying is to make videos private. In this case, only select users can access and comment on your videos. Of course, that defeats the whole purpose of posting some videos.

A middle-ground alternative is to disable commenting. This stops people from posting harassing comments. Disabling comments is an option you get when editing video settings.

If someone else has posted a harassing video about you, you can flag it. Click the Flag below the video. Specify a reason for flagging the video and click Flag This Video. This should remove the video.

Bullying isn’t limited to the Internet. It can also come by phone or email. However, bullies often get that information from your child’s social networking profile. If that information is hidden, it should be harder to find.

However, your child might have given out their information. Maybe the harassment is coming from a former friend. Harassment by text message is especially common.

Fortunately, that is easy enough to deal with. Most cellphone providers have systems for blocking unwanted text messages. This tip will walk you through the process.

A bully may use email for harassment as well. However, this is easy enough to defeat. You can report harassing messages to the email provider.

Usually, you forward the harassing message to abuse@provider.com, for example, abuse@hotmail.com. Check the email provider’s site for further instructions.

You can also label the harassing email address as junk mail. It will go straight to the your email provider’s junk folder. Your child will never even see it. If all else fails, switch email addresses.

As a rule, children under 13 don’t need their own email address. They should be using a family or joint email address that you control. This lets you monitor and regulate their activity.

Finally, don’t be afraid to get the police involved. If messages or posts turn violent or sexual, calling the police is your best bet. You are not over-reacting.

Cyberbullying isn’t the only online threat to your children. Here are some tips to help you keep them safe.

You can’t watch your kids every second they’re on the computer. Make sure you have Windows’ parental controls turned on. The Internet can be an addicting place. Don’t let your kids get sucked in. Find out if your child is at risk for Internet addiction. Identity thieves steal anything they can. Your child’s identity might be at risk. Learn how to keep your child’s identity information safe. – See more at: http://www.komando.com/kids/tip.aspx?id=8670&page=9#sthash.d9ra2r9r.dpuf

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Guest:  Chip Kidd,  Famous Graphic Designer and Author of Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design.
Kidd has designed some of the most iconic book covers in circulation.  (Remember the skeletal dinosaur on  Jurassic Park? That’s him!).

Topic:  The new book shows the basics of graphic design, aimed at kids 10 and up — leading into concepts like form, typography, scale, and color theory.

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For Friday October 11

Guest:  Jan Hanson, Founder of Educating for Food Allergies EFFA and Author of the new book  Food Allergies: A Recipe for Success at School.

Topic:   The dangers of food allergies in our schools and what we can do to make sure our children are safe.

Food Allergies: A Recipe For Success At School is an excellent resource for families new to food allergies as well as those who have been managing food allergies for many years.  We all want food-allergic kids to be safe at school and fully engaged in their academic and extra-curricular activities.  This book is a great tool to show us how.”

You can get Jan’s book at amazon.com,  barnesandnoble.com, or authorhouse.com

www.foodallergyed.com

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On  O’Brady and Berna in the morning…

52 Ways to Encourage a Chronically Ill Friend
excerpted from “Beyond Casseroles 505 Ways Encourage a Chronically Ill Friend”

http://restministries.com/2012/05/ways-to-encourage/

Find help in the book,  Beyond Casseroles 505 Ways Encourage A Chronically Ill Friend

Besides suggesting things to do, this book will also coach you on what not to do and say.

It will help you to understand a little bit more about what it’s like to have a chronic illness.

http://illnessbooks.com/Books-By-Lisa/Beyond-Casseroles-505-Ways-Encourage-a-Chronically-Ill-Friend.html

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On The O’Brady and Berna Morning Show

Wedding

How to “Up” the Wedding or Anniversary Party Fun
If you’re going to all the trouble of planning a wedding or anniversary party, why not make it a blast?  Here are a couple of ideas to get you started:

The Shoe-ly Wed Game – The bride and groom sit in chairs, back-to-back, preferably  where the guests can see them clearly.  The bride and groom will both have objects that represent them or the bride and groom can remove their shoes and trade one a piece.  The MC will then ask them a series of pointed question to see how well they really know each other. Use questions like, ‘Which of you is better with money?’ and ‘Who is messiest?’  The bride and groom will both respond by raising whichever object represents their answer.  Because they are back to back, they cannot see each other’s replies, which can result in some great reactions from the guests. Here are some questions to get you started:

Who is the better driver?
Who is more romantic?
Who spends more time on the internet?
Who’s a bigger tipper?
Who complains more about their job?

Singing Tables for Kisses for Weddings/ Anniversaries
Tell the guests that tapping on their drinking glasses just won’t work at this anniversary party or wedding reception.  The MC  lets them know that as an alternative, they may stand as a table and sing any portion of a song that includes the word ‘Love,’ then and only then, will you kiss for them. If your group is a little bit rowdy, soon tables will be competing to see who can come up with the most creative song.  Don’t play this game during the buffet service because some guests will be left out.  Here are a few titles to get you started:

-Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender (1956)
- Dixie Cups – Chapel of Love (1964)
- Supremes – Baby Love (1964) &  Stop! In The Name of Love (1965)
- Partridge Family – I Think I Love You (1970)
- Donny Osmond – Puppy Love (1972)
-  Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You (1984)
- Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – We Found Love (2011)

Have fun!

~ Kelly O’Brady

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   12-week course will be offered by the Institute on the US Constitution with

Instructor Ricki Pepin
at Grace Lutheran Church
401 Pease Ave in West Carollton  
the 12-week course on Wednesday nights will begin
Sept 18th through Dec 4th from 7 to 830 pm
Register online georgene@bonsteel.net

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The Life Enrichment Center 425 N. Findley Street in Dayton                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lee Snead, Director of Volunteer services with LEC. 

937-252-5700  x3225     www.DaytonLEC.or

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Focus on the Family is offering a free download, “Parenting in the Midst of Tragedy”

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/downloads/pdf/parenting-in-the-midst-of-tragedy.pdf

Focus on the Family Counseling Hotline  855 – 771-help 4357

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