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God Stories: Lives impacted by KSBJ & NGEN

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September 21, 2014 by Angela

I have been listening to KSBJ continuously for about a month now. Our radios on both our vehicles have not changed and I just feel a sense of peace in my everyday life. KSBJ has really changed my ways of driving and just calmed me down and I am able to praise God for all he has done and continues to do for me and my family through out the day. I love KSBJ and will continue to listen everyday all the other stations are no more for me.

Who I Am in Him

September 21, 2014 by Laura

I was driving home from a family function,  literally crying out to God begging Him to take away my pain at the rejection and worthlessness I felt in the middle of my broken marriage. It had hurt so much to be at the party and have my husband absent.  I began to confess that I was unsure of God’s love for me at that point.  I felt unloved by anyone and I’d never feel loved again.  “God,  please,  just let me feel love,  from anywhere and anyone so I’m not so alone.” The sentence had barely left my lips when your DJ played the audio clip Who You Are to Women.  I heard God telling me He loved me enough to die for me. I am His bride and that love is more than any earthly marriage or relationship will ever provide.  God lifted me up and reminded me that He is my Salvation,  past future and currently; and I will never walk alone.

Raised on wings like Eagles

September 21, 2014 by Teri

I’ve liked the verse in Isaiah 40: 28-31 but didn’t think it made a whole lotta sense.  Seriously, “they will walk and not be faint”?  What’s up with that?  They, I had chemo.  Just walking to the kitchen I’d have to stop and rest.  After I finished my chemo, my first time to church I remember thinking if I can only make it across this parking lot.  Thankfully the church had a bench outside, guess God told them I was coming. Breathless, and healing- clear blood. A miracle.  Then a pain really bad pain.  The chemo which had stopped my disease had fried my nerves.  I keep thinking that God must have an awesome future for me cause somethin is trying really had to squash my gifts.  It took years for my health to be completely restored.  My family had to support me, I was demoralized.  Embarrassed and ashamed- which might sound weird to some but being single, broke and sick is not pretty.  Then, my first job in almost 10 years, just a simple cashiers job.  But I was so very grateful that I danced around the store when I wasn’t busy.  Gladly helped the customers.  God was so good.  Now, one year since coming back to work- God has given me a new job.  Making more in one week that I make in 3 weeks and my salary continues to increase.  This job is a miracle - I’ve never heard of anyone being in this position without a specific college degree which I do not possess. I always tithed my money no matter how small my paycheck- God’s 10% first. You cannot out give the Lord.  Thank you, KSBJ, you prayed for me and I felt the love and support during dark days. Thank you, Jesus, you are my BFF.
All the Best,
Teri

A Walk With GOD

September 11, 2014 by Daniel John Contestabile III

Third day in LA, California. I was in south central LA and God put a church in my path that was still having church at midnight on Thursday. In Arizona a couple drove 50 miles to pick me up just so I would make church on Sunday. My Mom called her. Did not know what was going on. 2Chronicles 7:14 has been revealed so many times. This country will soon know GOD’S love like never before. He put me in Albuquerque, NM on Thursday supposed to be their on Sunday. Legacy Church was having a leadership conference/ revival called I AM REMNANT. It was the first stop of 13 across the nation. The spiritual awakening has begun. I also must mention the entire town of Flagstaff. These are only a few of many. GOD is calling on his people now. It is us who make the change.. CHRIST IS IN YOU.  PLEASE join me MAY 7, 2015 in Washington DC. If not make sure that we all STAND together where ever we are. PS. JESUS LOVES YOU.

sanity…mine

September 04, 2014 by pam

I am a mom of a 7 year old and a 12 year old. My husband works 80 hours a week, so I’m like a single mom most of the time. We moved to Houston 10 years ago to be close to my husband’s family, and I have had a hard time adjusting. I just do the fit in here. When I discovered KSBJ 8 years ago, it was a God send! My stress diminished,  and I became so much calmer. I listen to it almost 100% of the time in my car and house. It keeps me sane in an insane city and world, and I thank you for that.

A Journey of Faith

September 03, 2014 by Amy

We are now over seven months in on a journey of faith, trusting God to restore our daughter’s health.  She is in remission–her body shows no sign of cancer cells.  She is still receiving intense IV chemotherapy treatments and is looking forward to a few months down the road.  She will enter the maintenance phase and have the chance to return to school as she continues about two years of less intense treatment.

Our daughter is an inspiration to everyone she encounters along the way.  Blood transfusions, sickness from chemo, losing her hair, and even unplanned hospital stays haven’t kept her down.  She exhibits strength and maturity well beyond her 14 years and shares what God has done in her life with anyone who will listen.

KSBJ is my go-to station.  Whether we are listening in the car on the way to clinic or streaming music through the KSBJ app, there always seems to be a song that ‘just happens’ to connect to something we are going through at a given point in time.  I have stayed in touch with the KSBJ morning show, giving them updates on my daughter that always, always, always include praises to God.

God is bigger than any disease, any fear, and any struggles we may face.  He continues to work in our lives and is giving our whole family a wonderful testimony in the process.  Everything will come together for good, and He will receive all the glory!

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  Romans 12:12

drug addict step dad vs my daddy

August 30, 2014 by Emma Leigh

So the short story is the beginning of this story. My mom gave up fighting him about it. My step dad brought friends around all the time and used my moms money to buy more drugs so we almost never had any good. After spending 2 and a half years in that house with my daddy god removed me from the situation and split my “parents” apart. God gave me an amazing church and an amazing foster family who took care of me and still are. They adopted me as a permanent child but not literally. My mom got saved this last year and has changed greatly! God loves me and my family and is slowly bringing us all together by reuniting my mom with my grandma. They are now moving here and joining my church!

God never gives up on us!

August 28, 2014 by Linda

I do not go a lot of places besides to the Chemo clinic where I receive my 2 types of chemo I get at this time. My Chemo Doctor is one that thanks God for all he does, also. My Cancer has also spread to my bone so I am not a candidate for some of the new Medical Treatments. I am very happy in my life the way it is. I pray for my fantastic husband. He is so good to me and helps me as much as he can. He has been fighting blood clots in his legs and his lungs. He is also a chronic pain sufferer from 3 failed back surgeries.  I pray and have may other people praying for me everyday. I KNOW, GOD is the reason I am still here and in as good of shape as I am in. So you see myself and my husband Bill need lots of prayers, too!

I did want to tell you, I do feel that God may be using me to help make the other patients at the clinic feel a little more comfortable. When someone new starts and (provided they speak English) I do really try to help them to feel comfortable. Even if it is just a hug or a little talk. You see I have been going to the clinic for almost 2 years straight and I am there every Tuesday and Friday for treatment. Many people have treatment once a week or once a month for a short time. Therefore I am there much more than most.

Thank You for your radio station. At times when I may feel a little down or just need to hear some music to lift me, I know I can turn on KSBJ and get that lift I need. Thank You! God Bless You, All!

We all play a part

August 27, 2014 by Melissa

I am a resident in Kingwood and like many others I have a bad habit of leaving my purse in my car. Two nights ago my car was broken into and my purse that contained my wallet, money, debit cards, credit cards, social security cards and a few other costly belongings were stolen. I was so upset and my initial feeling was just to give up because amongst this I have been going through a very hard time. As I was in the middle of my melt down a small voice insisted that I pray. I have been working at my relationship with God and am learning that he wants us to come to him through the hard and good times and often tests our faith. So I literally got down on my hands and knees and began to pray, acknowledging that it was my fault and to help me forgive those who took my stuff but to also lead me to where I may recover them.

After making the police report, the officer being very sympathetic tried to let me down easy, reiterating the fact that I would probably not get my belongings back. I started looking in the trash cans not missing any opportunity to play quick recovery flagging down the trash man as it was trash pick up day, pleading with him to keep his eyes open. I settled in with the now digested thoughts of the situation on hand. I dreadfully started making phone calls to credit companies as I waited for the bank to open. I couldn’t help but feel disappointed but everyone I spoke with was so helpful with insights and guidance to ensure minimal damage would impact my future.

Upon meeting with the bank representative, he informed me that nothing could be done until I furnished proper identification in which I would need to replace my driver’s license which entailed me to go back to the house pick up two other forms of identification to drive across town and wait in the infamous fun line of the motor vehicle office. As I set out for my replacement journey, I received a phone call from one of the neighbors down the street. He began to explain how he did not know how it happened but he found my bag in his trash can with ALL my stuff, well except the money but the insurance company gave me a minimal amount because of the circumstance, so in the end I lost NOTHING!!!

The neighbor said he had a feeling to check his trash can but kind of dismissed the urge and drove off but he said it bothered him so much he had to turn around to check and there it was. I asked him what time this was and he said at 7:30 am which was exactly the same time I was praying!!! God immediately intervened and acknowledged my step of faith in praying to return my belongings which is how I know God listens. At the end of the day what the devil tried to rob me of God returned. When man, says it will never happen God makes it happen.

This learning opportunity also brought to my attention the impact that one stranger can have on your life. We can all be a good Samaritan in somebody’s situation, don’t turn away, stop and listen to that small voice inside. In a world that is easy to lose hope, we as Christians can be the gesture that leads through kind acts and kind words. God is love and without love we are nothing.

Something Better

August 25, 2014 by Ruth

I say a little prayer for the day, on the way to work & on the way home from work each day. Had been having issues with short staffing for a while & 1 day on the way to work, I was starting to feel the effects of it & feeling drained of my energy to keep going. Listen to KSBJ as well & heard a commercial w/the Good Morning Song by Mandisa on the radio & told the Lord that I could really use a dose of that song to help me get through the day since I would be the only one on my team again. Well, no song was played by the time I made it to work. But, suprise!, one of my co-workers was there & ready to work & stayed the rest of the day.

This helped to remind me that even if the Lord does not always answer our prayers, it only means that he has something even better in store for us!

Amazed at how God speaks through KSBJ!

August 25, 2014 by Stacey

I’ve been feeling more than overwhelmed with all of the crazy things going on in the world in general!  Every murder, every robbery, everything going on in Houston, in the world has made me feel worse by the day!  The issue in Iraq, the issue in Ferguson, the issues in Texas, problems back home, earthquakes, floods, celebrity suicides, drug addictions…even seeing homeless people on the street have brought on tears!  I have felt like my heart can’t take anymore pain, and I have felt anxiety attacks coming on; I seriously couldn’t breathe!  The attacks at work have hurt to me to my core, and since we have always been financially stable, the attacks on the finances have baffled me.  I know the Word of God, I share it with people daily, all day; it is what I’m known for, sharing Gods word to encourage others…it’s what I thrive on!  Yet, I had been feeling like I was drowning with all of the craziness going on all around me; I lost the peace that kept me going.  On today, I took to FB and asked my friends for prayer, I couldn’t handle much more and was unable to pray.  They came through in a good way, but one friend and one of my six children called me and fed back into my spirit with the Word of God.  Words just for me and what I was going through!  They told me what I already knew and within minutes of talking to them both I was feeling better, thinking clearer again.  So I went to run errands and turned on the radio,I hadn’t noticed before but for some reason the radio in the car was on a different station.  I turned back to KSBJ, and I listened to one amazing healing song after another, after another, after another! The very things that my loved ones had just spoken to me, and prayed over me I was hearing in one song after another, after another!  (Did I say that already?)  I had already turned around, made my way back home, and I ran inside and turned the radio on, which was already on KSBJ, and I cranked up the volume!  Big Daddy Weave, Mercy Me, Casting Crowns, Mandisa, Chris Tomlin…..Now Tears are pouring, and by now I have my own worship session going on, no husband, no kids, no outside problems….just me, KSBJ, and my Lord, in My house…..again!!!  Thank you KSBJ, I’m still listening, I’m still worshiping and praising, and I’m never letting the circumstances of the world get in the way again, or keep me from listening to God’s words for me.  Yes, God listens, and I listen…to KSBJ!  This is a true story, this happened today, 8/25/14!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!  I am now about to read the Bible, I really am excited at how this happened. All is well,Praise God!

I am ALIVE!

August 12, 2014 by Mary

I was seriously considering ways of suicide, turned on the radio (by habit) and all of the sudden the songs started making sense again! I am happy and not more thoughts of suicide! The only reason that I can figure this happened is the grace of God! 
I was down about Robin Williams and figured if he could commit suicide then mere me could do it too.  Now I don’t want to!  THANK GOD!

I have a bigger task ahead : find a job so that my mom and I can move into a smaller apartment.  I have been looking for a long time (1 year) and I haven’t found anything!  That was the reason I wanted to end my life, but I have a new hope in me now.

Delivered

August 02, 2014 by Joy

KSBJ sincerely has influenced my walk with God. In short, after years of abuse and suffering with severe depression for 40 years, I have been delivered. It is nothing less than supernatural. While I travel down my new path in life, Christian music has become instrumental in my worship and praise to the King of Kings. I spend a lot of time on the road and I receive much inspiration from listening to this station. I am sure my brothers and sisters on the road appreciate it too since I stay more peaceful:). God is so good and I am in awe of Him. Thank you for your ministry and faithfulness.

Loyal listener and partner

God listens & I know He loves me

July 30, 2014 by kimberly

for many years i struggled and worried about the same problem over and over again - i prayed so hard every day that God would bless me financially and allow us to keep our house - God had his own plans for us, and we had to move - i was devastated, but learned that i had been focusing on my pride rather than what was beneficial to me & my husband - the most difficult part of the whole process was telling my family - i had been so scared that they would be ashamed of me, judge me, and be disappointed in me (although i knew deep down inside that those feelings were just Satan’s lies) - my family was so supportive and encouraging during that time in my life - now i am in a much more affordable place, we are saving up for another house (a better house than the first one), we are more financially stable ... and i am so much happier. i realized that keeping my faith in God and believing in Him has brought me even closer to Him. life cannot be better just because of my strong relationship with God! He is my rock, my fortress, my strength, and my salvation! Whether I am high or low, happy, deppressed, worried or care free, my God is always there with me. He is always in control, and He will never let go of me!

Know God is listening

July 25, 2014 by Denise

I was driving to work and listening to ksbj as I do everyday for the last three years.  I heard “let us know how God has made changes in your life”. I was thinking to myself, and to list them all ... There is not enough paper to write them… Then I thought what if… God had not heard my apologies for my sins and what if…. My mind went all over the place… Then the song comes on and was loud enough to over power my mind racing, and I hear the words speak right to my heart… “Say goodbye to yesterday you don’t live there any more… Tell your heart to beat again”.  The words I soooooo needed to hear.  He forgives and wants us to move forward with him in charge…  I still have not heard that song from beginning to end… However it is just a beautiful sign that is know God is listening ... grin

You are Worthy

July 22, 2014 by Melissa

Slowly but surely God has raised me up. I’ve fallen many times over and over again, but just as a baby falls when they are learning to take their first steps…God was there for me every step of the way. I still find myself pondering on the past.Thinking back to all my regrets and on this day last week I was driving to work listening to KSBJ and feeling so sorry for myself and then the perfect song…God was speaking to me this worthless person.  Redeemed by Big Daddy Weave came on.  As I listened to the words I felt his Love…I know he was talking to me.  He was there to pick me up again.
With these words…I know he cares for me like no one ever has.

All my life I have been called unworthy
Named by the voice of my shame and regret
But when I hear You whisper, “Child lift up your head”
I remember oh God, You’re not done with me yet

I don’t have to be the old man inside of me
‘Cause his day is long dead and gone
I’ve got a new name, a new life I’m not the same
And a hope that will carry me home

dream

July 16, 2014 by anna

In May of this year my immediate family was devastated when my 38 yr old daughter was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. A week later my oldest sister, 75 yrs old, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. We’ve all been in a shock mode. My daughter had a mastectomy and is undergoing chemo at this time in the valley. She is a strong believer in God and knows she will survive this. My sister as well is a believer.

Long story short, my husband told me one day that me and my other 2 sisters should get together with my oldest sister and take a trip some where. I told him how it would be impossible for all of us to do this simply due to finances etc. How the Lord works things out, I had asked my youngest daughter of when she might be able to drive me to San Antonio to see my sister. Well, she calls me and says mom you still want to go see Tia, I said yes, she said well I’ve been invited to a bridal shower in SA this weekend, so if you want to go, here’s your chance. So I got my other 2 sisters to tag along, So long story short here’s our little vacation all together to go see my sister. To me this was an answered prayer from God. We may have not been able to go far but we will be together with her.

I’ve Always Loved You

July 15, 2014 by Ali

I fell in love for the first in 0-60 in no time flat after a divorce! Eight months later, the same way he came into my life, he was gone and I was absolutely soul-crushed. I imagined my soul lying on my back in a darkened alley and only able to move my eyes back and forth scanning the darkness all around me and wondering how I could still be alive.

The night after he left, it all came crashing down on me. I kicked and screamed like a tempter-tantrum-throwing two year old. I stopped long enough to find a “Jesus music” station and proceeded to scream at God “LOVE ME!!! LOVE ME!! LOVE ME!!!” over and over again. At some point, mid sob, I heard the lyrics “I’ve always loved you, even before there was time, though you turn away I tell you still.. Don’t you know I’ve always loved you.”

And harder I sobbed. Those sobs, however, were not of rejection and pain but the realization that God loves me still and His is the only love I’ll ever need.

In the weeks and months that followed, I clung to Him and His love, and slowly, after each prayer He revealed Himself in my pain.

I am thankful for that man who taught me to love so that I could love Jesus. I am thankful for that man’s rejection so I could be so broken that only God could put me back together perfectly in my scars.

Telling my heart to beat again

July 13, 2014 by Isela

I just wanted to share my own personal story with you all regarding the song, “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” by Phillips, Craig and Dean.

I am a proud Christian, I love listening to KSBJ while driving and my Christian station on my iTunes Apple TV while I am home. And every time I hear any one of Phillips, Craig and Dean songs, it always manages to touch me in some way or another.

9 years ago, while pregnant with my middle child, Sebastian, it was discovered that I have a heart condition. I was diagnosed with Myocarditis, which is inflammation of the heart. After being treated and spending many nights and several occasions in the hospital, I was diagnosed with PVC’s (Premature ventricular contractions) and V-tach (Ventricular tachycardia). PVC’s are normal, in which some people feel them and some people don’t. V-tach is the first stage of a heart attack and my heart is literally racing about 6 - 8 beats per second. In order to deliver my son, I had to have a c-section. My whole pregnancy with my son was very stressful. The father of my son was violent with me before the pregnancy, during our marriage, and at the very beginning of my pregnancy, but we soon separated after finding out I was pregnant. I had my family support to help me feel better and to take care of my daughter while I was in the hospital. Thank The Lord; my son was born perfectly healthy.

I was told that I would have to always be on heart medication. So after my son, Sebastian, was born, I would have to switch my heart medication approximately every year because the medicine would stop working. After a few years, I started having pain with the PVC’s and complained to my Dr., but he wouldn’t do anything about it.

After Sebastian was approximately 10 months old, I started a relationship with someone that I had fallen completely in love with. We were together for 4 years when I became pregnant with my youngest son, Eric. My Cardiologist and Obstetrician had warned me after delivering Sebastian that I should not have any more kids because of my heart condition. He and I separated too shortly after I found out I was pregnant again. After our separation, I went into a bad depression and turned to God again. During my depression, my heart condition started to worsen. I had already been feeling the PVC’s, but now I was able to feel each and every v-tach. I was having them every few weeks and my Cardiologist got angry with me and didn’t want to help me out again. Thank the Lord again; Eric was born very healthy by cesarean section.

After Eric was born, everything was wonderful and I was feeling better from my heart. I was even off of my heart medication for almost nine months. I started working again to provide for my children since I couldn’t depend on my ex-husband to pay child support. But even with Child Support, it wasn’t enough to provide for my family. My kids and I have been living in my apartment since I started dating Eric’s dad.

After I started working again in HR for several months, I received a new manager. She and I got along really well and I cared about her a lot and she would often give me her kid’s hand-me-downs. I was a very efficient employee and loved my job and was a very hard worker. On May 13, 2013, I was attending CPR training and had just finished practicing on a dummy, I had a bad episode of v-tach almost to the point of passing out. I was shaking, very weak and having debilitating pain with each PVC, which was quite often. After being assessed by our CPR trainer, she made the call to 911. The paramedics were trying to convince me to take me to the hospital after realizing that my heart was not slowing down. Everyone there at the hospital would not believe me that I could feel the PVC’s with pain and the V-tach’s as well. During the night, while hooked up on a heart monitor, they realize I was telling the truth after having a bad episode of v-tach. I ended up staying for many days and didn’t feel any better when I went home. Stress at work was really bad and got worse with each passing day and with each hospital stay. I had two unsuccessful heart procedures and the day I returned to work after my 2nd procedure, I was fired from my job. My cardiologist was happy that I was fired since I was under a lot of stress at work. During several stays at the hospital, many tests were run. It was discovered that I have scar tissue about the size of a quarter in the middle section of the septum. My specialist is under the impression that I got the scar tissue when I had Myocarditis while pregnant with Sebastian, 9 years ago. Also with every hospital stay, the PVC’s were more painful along with the V-tach’s. I literally had no energy, my heart rate was high and my blood pressure was low.  My daughter, Raelynn, and Sebastian eventually moved in with my parents since I was not getting much sleep at night due to the pain and so that I could relax as much as I could, while I stayed at the apartment with Eric. After having my last procedure, my health got worse again. I kept complaining to my cardiologist and he did blood work STAT and also ordered an Echo. During the Echo, the technician said that everything looked good to her and hardly had PVC’s. The blood work came back normal and I was happy but I didn’t understand why I was having difficulty in my deep breathing and just had chronic chest pain. I went to my Dr.  to get the results of the Echo and was told that now I was going into heart failure…

Now I am waiting for my insurance to switch over my insurance provider since the Dr., that I have been seeing for 9 years, is no longer on with my previous provider. Also, I am waiting to see a new PCP since the heart failure specialists that are highly recommended, do not accept my insurance. The new PCP will have to write letters to the new insurance providers to see if they will approve the heart failure specialists that I need to see and hopefully won’t have to pay for my treatment plan, since my first appointment was $752.00, of which I have only paid $5.00.  LOL!

Two days before my last procedure, I was able to hear “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” on KSBJ. I cried like a weeping baby during and even after the song finished. The night before the procedure, I kept telling myself that my heart will beat again and even as I was being taken to the procedure room. I was very blessed during the procedure. For the first two procedures, I was awake during both procedures. The EP Specialists basically send electrical shocks to your heart to stimulate PVC’s and V-Tach’s. The poor anesthesiologist kept talking to me to get me to calm me down, but I could not speak because the pain was so severe and only tears would come out from my eyes. During the third procedure, my heart did not slow down a bit with the anesthesia and, I was able to be knocked out completely without feeling any pain, thank God! Yet again, the EP Study and ablation was unsuccessful. As of right now, the condition/diagnosis that I have is one in every six billion according to my Dr. I should apply for disability but he’s not positive that I will get approved.  Basically I have been living off the Grace of God for the past year since getting fired from my job and probably not being able to work again ever.

I will admit God has given me a great talent of making party printables and due to that and several candle fundraisers, my kids and I have been able to stay at our apartment but not sure for how much longer. As my condition worsens, many of my FB friends have mentioned that I am an inspiration to them because even with all the bad news with my heart, I still have my faith and I know that God is right here with me. ALWAYS!

PCD’s song “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again”, to me, is God telling me that everything is going to be OK and just to hand it over to Him and I will be healed. Although, I am very scared since I am a single mother of three great kids, I am afraid that one day, my heart condition will have a point of no return. But I know that it’s His will and not my own. I just need to let go and let God. He has a perfect plan for me and my children.

KSBJ, please keep up with wonderful work / minister that y’all do in God’s behalf. You all are a blessing to me and I know a blessing to many other people who are like me.

With my gratitude in my heart,
Isela Garcia

Finding God again

July 11, 2014 by Joanne

July 15th 2012 I lost the love of my life of 35 yrs. I was so angry at God! Paul collapsed, as I performed CPR on him as he slipped away suddenly. I was in shock, the rest of 2012 thru summer 2013. Life was crazy: teaching full time, closing a business, selling large equipment, clearing out our lake house, rebuilding a whole master bath. Murphy’s law kicked in, everything that could break in the house my did ( thank goodness for YouTube), an uninsured driver hit my car,  finances in a whirlwind, where was God? What else? I was not reflecting on my blessings in life at that time. At the end of 2013, I found a bereavement group which led me to attending that church again. My family and God were watching over me through it all. I finally reflected on my blessings: 2 new grand babies, Paul died at home not on the freeway therefore not killing someone, having peace of mind at his death for just a moment, I had 3 memory quilts made for the kids, and finally my friends and family realizing to spend more time with their family, for life truly is a blessing. In May 2014, I lost my mom to leukemia that she had battled for 18 yrs. She knew it was time and she wanted to go and we told her it was okay. Three weeks and just 4 days in hospice her soul left this world. This time I felt the peace of God surrounding me. I realized grief changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. I love listening to music! In 2013 I found KSBJ radio station as I was flipping through the radio the song Blessings by Laura Story, and and Overcomer by Mandisa and Press on by Building 429 seemed to speak to me. Bereavement, your songs and church have lead me back to God. Here’s to a new chapter in my life! <3 Jo

Finding God

July 10, 2014 by Mayra

During the recession my family and I lost our home. The loss I felt was heartbreaking and it only added the personal problems I already had. Feeling lonely, depressed and lost I heard a song on ksbj: Josh Wilson’s Before the Morning played the lyrics “cause the pain you’ve been feeling, can’t compare to the joy that’s coming”, filled my heart with hope. That night I rededicated my life to God. I found my comfort, strength and home in God. No matter what happens I can always turn to my Heavenly Father.

In our time of trouble

July 03, 2014 by Elena

My daughter and I went to my grandson’s appt. @ Texas Children’s Hospital and found out he has hearing loss in both ears. This is something that took us by surprise because we have never experienced anything like this. Never the less with my first grandson and she is my only daughter with 4 brothers. We didn’t speak the whole way home and just sat in silence. I listen to KSBJ non stop all day long at work and I chose to turn her station to KSBJ at that moment someone gave testimony of how her husband had this illness that they never expected but realized that God’s mercy is bigger than his illness and that they were doing so much because of His mercy! and the song Press on came on TWICE.. back to back!!!!!!! I told my daughter that God had answered her and me. That we have to “PRESS ON”... Jay is our life.. he is an incredible little boy. (3months) and he has gone through so much but I thank God everyday because we have him! Thank you for your prayers!

A strangers kindness…......

July 01, 2014 by Alan

I had heard many stories especially during post it month back in February about doing acts of random kindness to others for no reason and I had been on the giving side of that before but never on the receiving side. Well, yesterday I stopped off at HEB in Pearland on my way home from work to get a few items for my daughter. After standing in the check out line for a few minutes, the clerk started to ring my items up and then came the total. I reached into my pocket and pulled out my wallet. Well, low and behold my Debit/Credit card was not in my wallet and it was then that I had realized I had ran off and left in the restaurant that my daughter and I had eaten at the night before. So I told the clerk that I had ran off without my card and that I was very sorry and I was not going to be able to pay and as I started to walk a way, I heard a voice behind me say “I’ll get that” and I was kinda shocked and I said that I could not allow her to do that but she insisted so I let her and I said “Thank You very much and God Bless.” I am truly Blessed by The Lord by this random act of kindness and I know this unknown lady will surely be blessed by God. I Praise and Thank The Lord and this unknown lady who had done this for me!

A mountain of stress

June 30, 2014 by Erica

The past few months have been really testing my faith. Everyone has normal life stresses. A few of mine include finances, relationship issues, and relocating from one house to another. Well my baby brother Sergio, 23 years old, was born with a brain tumor and started having seizures at the age of 5. Unfortunately they seem to be happening more frequently. This past Saturday he had a really intense one and luckily my fiancé and I were there. It started in his bedroom and as he was walking into the living room get my mothers attention he stumbled and fell hitting the right side of his face on the floor and began to seize. We quickly rushed to his side and as his lips turned blue we had to call an ambulance. Thanks to God’s grace he is ok now. Being someone who tries desperately to trust God, I still have strong control issues and the mentality of holding the weight of the world on my shoulders. This incident with my brother completely just broke me into pieces. The little slice of control I thought I had just slipped thru my fingers. Like some, I am the type of person that takes my anger, frustration, stress and shoves it deep down inside myself where no one can see it and keeping myself from confronting or dealing with it. My fiancé Kyle, bless his heart, is so patient and strong when I need him to be. He was at the end of my aggression when I felt lost, and I noticed that I shut him out when things seem to pile up thinking I can handle it all alone. Well this morning I finally broke and it all came pouring out on our way to work. Kyle and I had a deep conversation addressing our issues that made me feel so much better. After I dropped him off and was on my way to work, the first four songs I heard were chosen just for me. The four were My Heart is Yours, Strong Enough, 10,000 Reasons and Beautiful. As I’m trying to dive thru my tears I could feel God’s presence in my car, his arms around me letting me know that I can not do this alone and even in the darkest of times he is with me. I can not tell you , Dear KSBJ, how much I appreciate everything you do for our community and how much I needed that message this morning. I honestly do not know how I would make it thru my life without this station. And let the glory go to God for making it all possible and touching these artists souls to write these songs that become the saving grace in our darkest times. My fiancé told me he nor God can stand with me if I’m trying to stand alone. That completely changed my perspective and I will never forget that. A million thank you’s KSBJ and praise God!!

30 day callenge

June 27, 2014 by Martina Tak

I visited houston for the Ad Deum dance company almost 30 days in May. I listened to KSBJ every day for 2,5 hours in my rental car on my way to the dance studio.  It was my time of worship prayer and being reminded of Gods enormous love for us. I am in Cleveland now and will return home to the Netherlands in August. KSBJ goes with me online! Thank you!

Second Chance

June 22, 2014 by Divine

On the 8th of June 2014 which was my mum’s birthday, I had a near fatal car accident. When I opened my eyes I saw white clouds. I moved my leg and I started praising God thanking him, he gave me a second chance to see my family again. And to be able to celebrate father’s day with them last week. I pray God gives me grace to NEVER lie, because in a matter of life and death one does not lie, to be extra kind extra loving, extra compassionate, extra everything because of the second chance. I thank God am still here. Praise the Lord who gives and takes away. I lift mine eyes unto the Lord Psalm 121. Till thdi day I have not been able to tell my mum about this, I do not know how she will react becasue we lost our dad almost 4 years ago. I want to see her in person before I can tell her. I have a new sense of God’s faithfulness even though I am not faithful in every single item I can list about my life God has stayed faithful.

My Journey to Jesus Via KSBJ

June 21, 2014 by Lauren

Exactly one year ago tonight, I was in the ER trying to figure out why I was having trouble breathing. For months, I went to doctor after doctor, desperate for an answer and a cure. Both proved to be elusive, and my hopes began to fade. Somewhere along the way, God directed me to KSBJ and reeled me in with just the right song at just the right time. From that point forward, I haven’t been able to stop listening. Every day now, I am blessed with “just the right songs” to get me through. The answer to my breathing issues didn’t come via doctors, but after several months, the problems did go away. Needless to say, I know where my cure came from! I believe this was God’s way of getting my attention and drawing me close to him, and I now look at the entire ordeal as a blessing in disguise. Thankfully, tonight I am breathing just fine and reveling in my newfound joy in Christ. Thank you, KSBJ, for facilitating my journey.

Oh So Faithful

June 20, 2014 by Andrew

The past few months have been quite a roller coaster. Biggest part is going through a divorce. Also, living by myself, I have had to watch every dollar I spend and even wonder how I would pay this or that, including rent. However, throughout it all, I’ve kept KSBJ as my No. 1 radio station. The songs and scripture have ministered me in many ways. Today I can say that God has been molding me into a different man than I ever was and I can also say that I know Him more than I ever did before. After a day of giving to Sharathon and deciding to make KSBJ part of my offerings to the Lord, He manifests Himself. A major financial breakthrough!! I can sleep confident that for another couple of months, EVERY single think will be paid for. He is Oh So Faithful!!! I have no doubt that He will do it all, including the restoration of my marriage. Praise God for He is the same great God yesterday, today and forever.

Mercies in Disguise

June 20, 2014 by Jennifer

2014 has been a rough year for me.  I lost my job in December of 2013, had to put my 16 year old daughter in rehab in January of 2014 and not a week later lost my daddy - my hero - very unexpectedly.  I was without a job for six months, my daughter is back in rehab for the second time this year with no hope of getting out any time soon and I miss my daddy so much that my heart is still hurting over it - I do know that he is in a much better place now and with his mom and dad and brother!!  I have no idea other than through God’s grace that I have made it this far - emotionally, physically and financially.  While I got a job three weeks ago, having been out of work for so long, it will take me quite a while to catch up.  But, even with all of the financial struggles (among other struggles) that I’m going through, I know that God wanted me to DO SOMETHING and give to KSBJ.  I “only” donated $30/month and at this point am totally counting on God to provide as He always does!!  Thank you for showing me through your ministry and music that what I may consider a trial or hardship, God considers His mercies in disguise…..God Bless:)

God is faithful!!

June 20, 2014 by Margaret

I have not given to KSBJ in a couple years. I I’m currently looking for a new teaching job next year. I have been praying so much and my faith is growing during the time because I have to keep my eyes on Jesus as U believe for a new job and as I go on interview after interview. as I was driving to an interview the other day, I heard the song god of Angel armies by Chris Tomlin come on the radio. I knew that God was pulling on the strings of my heart to give an offering as a faith seed that I would get a job. so I called and I decided to give 30 a month. I know that God is going to honor this and I can already see him working! I have one school that has given me an informal job offer, and I have one school that is down the street from me and the principal is my neighbor. God is working behind the scenes and he is faithful. Every day, when I listen to KSBJ, I am reminded that God is with me and he gives me the strength to go on. Thank you KSBJ for all that you do!

Prayer partner prayed

June 20, 2014 by Madeline Trammell

This year alone, I have had to use the online prayer and call in to request prayer several times. One phone call in particular stands out. My sister was in the hospital fighting for her life and I called the prayer line, A precious women on the other end asked if I was with my sister, I told her I was in the room at her side.

She said to me, “The doctors tell us our hearing is the last thing to go when we are passing away, will you put the phone next to her ear and I will pray for you both.” I placed the phone on speaker, held it to my sisters ear and she prayed. Oh, what peace that gave me!

I am thankful that we still live in a country that we have the freedom to listen to christian music. I am thankful my husband and I can give financially to keep radio stations like KSBJ on the air! Thank you to ALL prayer partners. Thank YOU!!

Prayer lines

June 20, 2014 by Madeline Trammell

Prayer for dying sister in hospital.

I am so proud to me a supporter of KSBJ

June 20, 2014 by Susie

Because now when I introduce someone to KSBJ I can tell them I am not only an BLESSED listener… but I am also a PROUD SUPPORTER!!

Hard Times Get Easier

June 20, 2014 by Shelby

This past year I have been through so much. I broke up with my boyfriend who I was going to marry once I graduated college. I have struggled with it for months on end and your radio station was the only station that I would listen to. I have listened to your station for about 6 years, since I was a junior in high school, but during that hard time, never once did I turn the station. All the other stations did not have the same positive affect on my life. I am now happy to say that God has changed my life for the better, and I am so so so much happier now! And I wanted to thank your station because you were a big part of it. God gave me strength through some of the songs I heard on your station, and I know that I couldn’t have gone through this hard time without KSBJ. Although my first donation was not big at all, with me being a college student, I more than doubled my gift this year. I know God will provide for me and bless me because of it. Thank you for all that you do and your constant encouragement. Everyone that listens to KSBJ is truly blessed by all you do.

The blessing of a single parent

June 19, 2014 by Samantha

We talk about and to God daily and he comes through in the most amazing way. Time after time he has anticipated our needs and provided miracles in our day to day lives ( way to many to list here). We love to talk about what amazing thing God did for us that day. All glory be to Him who loves us and is faithful.  It has been a struggle sometimes not to worry about things but I have learned if I pray and give those worries to God, He is always faithful to us and shows His love consistently. The best things we have found in our day to day walk with God is that He has a sense of humor and boundless mercy, even when we mess up. We all may be grains of sand but He treats each one of His children as the most precious pearl! Jeremiah 29:11. May God bless you and keep you…

24 - 7 not me….

June 19, 2014 by Susie

Two years ago I could not see myself listening to Christian Music 24-7.  I am a Christian…I was raised in a wonderful Christian home, I attend church every week.  I love my Lord.  I am so Blessed in so many ways…but I too took the 30 challenge and I am so hooked!  SO HOOKED!!  I am so much happier in my daily walk with Jesus. God is GOOD.  God is REAL.  God is ALIVE.  Thank you KSBJ for the awesome ministry you have for Jesus Christ!!!

My KSBJ Testimony

June 19, 2014 by Angelica

I had been in my job for over year and feeling unappreciated and feeling miserable. I felt I had talent not being used and every year I said I would quit and find something else only to have the door shut every year. Then summer was over I had to find the strength to go back to a school where I felt no one ever knew I existed. I cried t go back because I could not afford not to work. I called for Prayer and the guy on the phone is like he knew me so well. I felt a hug in the middle of my conversation. They helped me pray but still I felt like God did not want to move me. I felt the prayer person was being nice but God did not want to REALLY help me.
then the unexpected happened, I got a call for a job I had applied for called me in for an interview. Still not feeling hope, I went. I tried my best but deep down felt I was not going to get the job. I got a call back the next day! I was hired. I am at a new school with a new position moving on up! I knew right there God is good and that Prayer really works just as a prayer person on the phone said. I am now signed up to give monthly. Thank you so much!!!!!God does Listen, and ANSWERS!!!

Renewing my pledge

June 19, 2014 by Lisa

After listening to KSBJ for several years, I called in during last year’s Sharathon for the first time,  and pledged a monthly gift.  The very next week I lost my job!  At first, I thought I would probably not be able to keep my pledge to KSBJ but, I decided that, as long as God provided, I would be faithful to keep giving. 

Well, here we are a year later and, not only has God provided in replacing the salary I lost a year ago in an extremely high stress and demanding position, He has made it possible for me to realize a long time dream to start my own business, in which the income is MORE than the salary I lost.  I am now working from my home office and things are going great!  I am so thankful for God’s faithfulness and for KSBJ (the only radio station my car plays)!!

Sunshine through the clouds

June 19, 2014 by Alexis

I moved to the Houston area last year, away from my whole support system and what I knew.  I didn’t know any of the radio stations in this new city so as I flipped through them I came across KSBJ twice.  I decided to save them and would listen every now and then, but then the 30 day challenge was presented and I accepted. I could not believe the overwhelming positivity that flowed through my car for those 30 days and I was hooked.  I am still presented with hardships and challenges, but the reassurance that God is there by my side has lifted me spirit and I can feel the love of God flowing through my with the music and stories shared.

Thank you, KSBJ and thank you to all of those believers that donate and make this station possible!! Love and blessing to all of you!

Challenge turns into gift

June 19, 2014 by Mary J

Several years ago, I was listening to talk radio getting more and more depressed about the state of our country and the issues plaguing the world.

I prayed for god to bring peace to my mind and I began the 30 day challenge.  I put KSBJ on the radio in the bathroom where I get dressed each morning. I started to look forward to listening in the morning and leaving home with a message of hope in my heart.

One morning, my husband walked in while I was getting ready and starting singing the song playing on KSBJ. I looked at him in amazement and asked how he knew that song. He said ” I have been listening to your radio when I get up in the morning and I like the way I feel. I have in my car now, too.”

At that moment, I knew God had blessed me not only with my own peace but peace for my husband. His love exceeds our wildest expectations.

KSBJ CHANGED MY LIFE

June 18, 2014 by Carole

I began listening to KSBJ in January 2000 with the 30 day challenge( and going thru a divorce) and 14 years later, I am remarried to my husband and we have only GOD to thank for and KSBJ to uplift us during all times. I absolutely love the stories and share them with all who will listen smile I have not changed my radio station in 14 years!!! Love, Love, Love all of you at KSBJ! Thanks you for being here when so many of us need to hear your words of wisdom and the stories of others. GOD bless all of you. Amen

First Time Giver

June 18, 2014 by Tonya

Sometimes God brought me through hard times to show me how much I really needed him, and other times to show me how much faith I really had.  Although I have questioned God many times, usually without an answer; I know God loves me more than I can humanly feel.  It’s during those times a song, a comment from a DJ, or a prayer request reminds me that He loves each of us.  How will they know if we don’t give what we can for KSBJ to continue the ministry God uses to spread God’s word, to fill the desperate people we see every day?  I asked myself that very question as I was listening today.  I decided I would trust that God would supply my needs, so I gave for the first time.

How God used a song to encourage me

June 18, 2014 by Cindy

I had just come from my first appointment with a counselor that deals with anxiety disorders. I had just gotten in my car and was crying and trying to write down some of the things that the counselor had told me. My anxiety level was pretty high at this time and the song ” Healing Begins ” came on KSBJ. It was so amazing how every word in that song spoke to me. Like it was written especially for me. There was a peace that came over me and I knew I was going to get through this and that God was holding my hand. Thank you KSBJ!

Peace at work

June 18, 2014 by Joy

I just want to thank KSBJ for making my job so much easier.  I thought driving to work and home improved, but now I listen at work and WOW…what a difference.  This is really helping me keep focused on God all day long now!  Can’t thank you enough for being such a blessing to my life.  Who would think a radio station could bless my life so much?  PS.  I joined in a partnership with KSBJ for the first time this month.  Sorry it took so long.  God Bless All!  Love you….

Obedient to Christ

June 18, 2014 by Elliot

Upon reading this verse,

2 Corinthians 10:5
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ

I wanted to obey but how does one capture every thought.  I was a causal listener of KSBJ and decided listening to Christian music would fill me with a focus on Him.  It worked and I now listen exclusively to KSBJ. 

Thank you for all you do! for His Glory.

God’s Will

June 18, 2014 by Rosa I Colon

I volunteered today at KSBJ for the sherathon and as we are sitting and just having a wonderful time, I was approached to give a short testimonial of why I was there, well needless to say I just rambled on, because I am not very good with words when I am caught by surprise. A soon as I finished I remembered the reason why I love this station so much! I used to live in NJ, my husband retired in 2006 and asked me if I would like to move to TX. Well my reply was over my dead body! We already had one of our daughters living here in Spring so my husband invited me to tag along on his last business trip. Well little did I know that this trip would change my mind, my youngest brother had just passed away earlier that year and we played the “Untitled Hymn” at his service. As we’re leaving the hotel on our way to our daughters’ house in Spring, I’m trying very hard to picture myself living here in Houston. We have KSBJ playing on the radio in the car, suddenly “Untitled Hymn”  starts playing… Tears start streaming down my face and a peace that passeth understanding, right then and there I knew it was ok, we could move here. We moved at the end of 2006 and it has been a blessing living in Texas. Already almost all our daughters have moved to TX, (4 of 5) and we have a wonderful Church family! I love what this station stands for and the comfort it brings, only because of the message that Jesus loves us so that He gave his Son for us, He will take care of us if we have faith! He is the Son of God! The free gift of Salvation! Thank you KSBJ for your faithfulness to the Word of God!

Baby Beckham’s Fight for Life

June 18, 2014 by Stephanie

My son was born very premature.  He was in a fight for life.  He was hospitalized for a little over 5 months.  Doctors at Texas Children’s in the Med Center did not believe he would pull through.  We asked KSBJ and everyone on his facebook community to pray.

During one of his procedures, a friend called us and said KSBJ just prayed on air for Baby Beckham.  It happened to be the prayer was said at the exact time of his surgery.  Today, Beckham is healthy and strong.  All of the doctors and nurses who worked on Becks during his first 6 months call it a “medical mystery”.  We know it is not a mystery at all but God that healed my baby.  Thank you for praying for my sweet little Warrior!

God’s Blessings Passing It On

June 18, 2014 by Charlia Carter

I have listened to KSBJ for many years and previously finances were stretched.  However about a year ago God blessed me with a wonderful promotion at work.  My salary was blessed and God spoke to my heart the last couple of days telling me to become a partner with KSBJ and so I went on line and will be giving each month.  I give God all the glory as I have wanted to help for a while and God answered my prayers. I love KSBJ, your ministry has been there for me many times, especially when I lost my Dad and Mom. Your ministry touched my heart and encouraged my grieving spirit. I try to pass on that touch of encouragement to others. May God take this money and use to His purpose. May God continue to bless KSBJ and all the ministries this station has reaching ALL for Christ with words of enouragement, God’s Word, testimony, and God’s Love.

Thank You KSBJ

June 18, 2014 by Jessica

A little over a year ago I turned KSBJ on in the car and started listening to the music and the DJ’s, since that time I’ve never turned it off and its amazing the impact that KSBJ has made in my life. A few months after I started listening to the station my fiance started listening to it as well and loves it too. We have 15 month old daughter and that is all she listens to in the car and I love knowing that she will grow up having a wonderful Christian radio station to listen to with godly music and inspiration to guide her through her childhood and adult life. God is so faithful and his love never fails. My fiance lost his job and for three months we lived on only my income and with God we were able to pay bills, buy groceries and still afford my daughters daycare every week. God makes the impossible possible. Living for the Lord is such a wonderful feeling and I support KSBJ because of the impact I’ve had through the station and I hope that someone else if only one person has the same impact in their life then its all worth it. Thank you KSBJ for being there when we needed you.

A Blessing

June 17, 2014 by Kristal

I have been a Christian for many years, but never realized the impact Christian radio has in my everyday thoughts and everyday life. KSBJ has helped me keep God at the center of my thoughts.  There have been good times and bad, and KSBJ encouragement through the DJs’, and wonderful music has been an integral part in my Christian journey. I am happy to support KSBJ’s mission, and help them continue to touch lives.

I’ll Praise You In This Storm

June 16, 2014 by Yolanda

Six years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had my bad days and sleepless nights, but God was so merciful. It was amazing that almost every early morning when I would wake and couldn’t sleep, KSBJ would play Casting Crowns, I’ll Praise You In This Storm at that exact time. I’d cry tears of joy, knowing that God knew what I was going through and comforting me and whispering to me “Yolanda, My Child, I knew you were going to go through this. Be still, I got this.”

Thank God for KSBJ.

June 16, 2014 by Yvonne

Thank God for KSBJ. No matter what I’m going through or have gone through, good and bad, I always find comfort, peace, inspiration, love and understanding in KSBJ. Praise the Lord.

Grateful

June 16, 2014 by Joy

I used to love secular music but now I can’t find any peace in most secular music.  I drive 2 hours a day and I used to get really frustrated but with KSBJ I can keep focused on the LORD instead of outside circumstances.  Thank you all for helping me keep my focus where it matters most. I am sure everyone else on the road appreciates that I am calmer too:)  I love all of you!! You are all in my prayers-not just the employees but the donors and the listeners.  God is good!

God’s Heart Mending

June 16, 2014 by courtney


It is always such a pleasure to share God’s goodness and miracles that I have the privilege to be a part of (and witness)!  My mother was 15 when she met my father.  He was 25 or 26, married with very young children.  According to the little amount of information I have, I gather she was their babysitter.  Over the next couple of years…my father’s wife “drowned” one night while they were all doing downers on the lake, my mother married my father, and I was born when she was 18.  So, here is a child, born to a child, who in turn is taking care of other children, all while being married to a controlling, abusive, drug addicted grown man.  He bullied her parents, therefore…she was basically alone with this man (my father). Coming from his circumstances (on his own since age 12…in and out of reform schools), what could otherwise be expected.  Well, fast forward throughout the years and 3 other children were born. Woman (still a child inside because she stayed at the 15 yr old mentality) now has 6 children to raise at home all alone, because my father was rarely there and when he was, the only word to describe it would be fear. We had no affection…only physical and mental abuse.  I was the strongest of the bunch smile That could only last so long until you now become both of your parents!  I thought it couldn’t get worse until age 14 happened.  My father found out my mother had been having an affair with his brother for the past 10 years. Hmmm…that just makes an already crazy person, now insane.  Let’s just say the beatings were so severe and frequent that my mother, me, and my 3 younger siblings lived in and out of shelters to hide. A woman who has never worked…abused her entire life, now feeling even more helpless decides it’s best to go back home to him.  Well, me at age 15-16 (always a great student…cheerleader etc.) lashes out with rebellion and starts skipping school.  My parents don’t want to deal with me, my rebellion and the state…so, what would you do?  Withdraw your daughter from high school. Okay, now I am on my own.  Much resentment towards both of my parentsat this point.  This is when the fun really started to begin (so I thought).  Start hanging out with much older people, sleeping around, doing drugs, moving in and out of different guys apartments (I had zero attachment or feelings), and feeling so isolated!  Along the way I actually did meet people who cared about me.  So one by one, my confidence started to grow. Around 18 is when i started going to counseling. Things got somewhat better over the next 10 years.  College, marriage, and a son.  I still at this point did not have a “relationship” with my parents.  We talked periodically, but no substance.  (My mother did eventually leave my father for good)  Then my divorce…blah, blah repeat the pattern right?  Well, until I could not stand myself any longer.  Living so many different personalities! Trying to please everyone! Not knowing who I was…And then, it happened.  The light was revealed and the rest is history starting about 7 years ago.  When I accepted Jesus…I felt the transformation immediately! Hallelujah!  My heart started softening and I now could see others through God’s eyes.  Forgiving all who hurt me, and at the same time forgiving myself as well, for doing the same to others.  I let go of all the shame and guilt that I had been carrying.  Well, this year my younger sister who I have also been estranged from called me.  (We have not had a relationship, because she and her husband abused my nephews and were addicted to drugs therefore, I called CPS and they were taken away from her and placed with their biological father). One of the hardest things I had to do!  She called to tell me that my mother was dying and had been in the hospital for the past month with hepatitis c, cirrhosis of the liver, pneumonia, one functioning lung, and many other problems.  That phone call was a huge blessing.  I immediately left work to go and gather my thoughts and pray.  So many emotions at that one moment! But God gave me peace. This was about 5 months ago, and since then we have spent time together and talk almost every other day.  My heart goes out to her deeply.  We are building the relationship that we were never able to have.  She also lived with A LOT of shame and guilt.  A couple of months ago, we were having lunch and she told me that she had accepted Christ about 7 years ago! What? That’s around the same time I had! Wow! Not a coincidence…GOD IS A MIRACLE WORKER.  And He continues to reveal himself daily.  My mother now lives with an amazing Godly woman who helps her.  (I asked if she wanted to live with us, but she said she is comfortable)...She has her good and bad days, but is improving. Doctors say it is not curable…but, we know how that can go smile

Thank you for taking the time to read this story about hearts mending and growing!

Peace always!
Courtney

Give to KSBJ

June 16, 2014 by Donna

I have been a KSBJ listener for over 20 years. It occurred to me over the weekend that the reason I am listening to KSBJ today is because people gave last year, and the year before that, and the year before that… When we give today, we are sowing into the lives of KSBJ listeners years from now. I love you guys and KSBJ! My favorite radio station ever!

Pregnancy & Answered prayer

June 15, 2014 by Sarah

During my second pregnancy I was diagnosed with placenta previa and possible accreta. After many tears and lots of prayers I have had two good ultrasounds and an MRI showing that there is no longer a previa considerably reducing the chance of accreta.

Father’s Day

June 14, 2014 by Randy White

My father who passed away in 1995 was a Christian parent who raised three boys into grown men along with my mother.  My father was always there for us and he would support each of us in our endeavors.  Daddy was a very quite and unassuming man who spent 5-years away from home in WWII.  My dad was a medic in WW II and he never spoke of the war in the presence of the immediate family. 

After my dad’s passing, I sent off for his military records which took over a year to receive.  One day in the mail, we received a package which had a history of my dad’s military tenure and metals which he was awarded.  To my utter amazement, my dad was awarded the Silver Star, the second highest award given to military personnel. 

At my dad’s funeral were several former members of his medical unit.  One of these members walked up to me to let me know that my dad saved his life during WW II; without telling me the full story.  I had a great sense of pride of knowing my dad was a real life hero, but also just a everyday ordinary dad who loved the Lord and he insured we three boys each had the opportunity to know Christ. 

When I first got saved I started listening to KSBJ

June 14, 2014 by Bonnie

When I first got saved I started listening to KSBJ and worked the very first Sharathon..I met other Christians and the rest is history. I am still volunteering at 63…such a true blessing to be able to serve God.

Our God Listenes - and Heals

June 13, 2014 by Jane

In January 2009 I was in western Ireland. As I attempted to cross an icy parking lot, I slipped and tweaked my right knee, but did not fall.  After gaining my balance, I stepped forward, and slipped again. Although I was grateful for not falling, I knew “something” had happened to my knee.
Over the past 5 years, the pain, swelling and lack of motion have increased.  There were days I could barely walk. On Friday, June 6, 2014, I went to an Orthopedist.  He confirmed there was a tear, and we discussed options.  I chose not to pursue surgery at this time.

In May of this year at my regular church, we had a speaker who we affectionately call “Grandfather.”  At the end of his sermon, he declared there was power available for healing.  I asked the Lord at that time to heal my knee.
As sometimes happens, the pain then began to grow worse, until I ended up at the Orthopedist’s office. Also at this time, however, I decided to take 6 weeks – June through mid-July, and visit as many other churches as I could, to see what the Lord was saying.  This journey wasn’t related to the prayer for healing, just seeking what God was saying in our city.
At the first church I visited, the Prayer Pastor was preaching on Psalm 119:126 – “It is time for you to act, O Lord!”  Last Wednesday, June 11th, I went to a different church.  There the Prayer Pastor was calling for testimonies.  A man stood up and spoke of preaching in a prison the week before.  An older man who was deaf received hearing, and a crippled and weak man, practically carried forward by two friends, was strengthened enough to walk unassisted back to his seat. I thought it was interesting both of these churches just happened to have their prayer ministers speaking when I visited, and both were talking about healing.
After praying with “whomever was closest”, during which I did not mention my knee, I was standing as the final songs were sung.  Suddenly, I realized I was pain-free!  I raised my knee, slowly, all the way waist high! Then I did it over and over and over again!  I was healed! I can now get in or out of the car without wincing. The healing has continued to this day, and I rejoice in the goodness and blessing of the Lord.  He always hears our prayers, and knows exactly when and how to answer them.  To God be all the glory.

I KNOW God Listens!

June 11, 2014 by Iver

I have been blessed to work for a great company, but I have made it to a point where I wanted to progress within the company and do something different. I prayed to God beforehand and tried my best to be patient. Earlier this week I said another prayer on my way to work because I had not prayed about it in a while and I started to feel that bout of anxiousness arising within. Needless to say, God heard me and I have been informed about two positions that have come up already! God wants us to be constant with prayer…I know sometimes it can get hard because we do not get answer asap, but He listens and will respond when the time is right. God listens ALL the time!

God Was and Is Still Listening!

June 04, 2014 by Angela

Our family lost 2 members and is preparing to lose another member soon.  We lost both of our dogs in 9 months, and I am absolutely heartbroken.  I had a job for a week, was forced to resign, and was lied about by two people (to the point it was hurting my reputation.)  I set the record straight, forgave the two parties involved, but will not forget.  After changing the radio station, I began some deep prayers with the Lord.  I am slowly, very slowly learning how to turn things over to the Lord, without sticking my finger back in it.  It isn’t easy living in a secular world, but I believe I am to be a walking testimony.  I accepted Christ at the age of 7, but I let that relationship end several years later.  It has taken me all of these years and I believe that Christ wants me to be back in fellowship and I don’t plan to leave him ever again.  I have also been reading Dr.Charles Stanley’s sermons when I have breaks. I would like to request prayer for those going through difficult times and say it can be hard to surrender completely to the Lord, you may try and fail several times, but don’t give up.  I am blessed, thankful for the gift of salvation, and know that my walk is a daily lesson guided by Jesus.

Losing faith and finding God

May 28, 2014 by Joanne

The sudden unexpected loss of my husband 59 yrs old and married for 35 yrs was a terrible shock in the fall of 2012. At that time I had no church home, and it could not have happened at a worse time. We had just cancelled our life insurance on my husband because it was due to go up because of turning 60 soon. I was working but hardly made that much, especially not enough to pay all the bills.I was so angry at god. I sought out a bereavement group, that helped a little. I love listening to music one day I was flipping through the radio stations and paused at a song on KSBJ called Overcomer then one Press On it was like God was speaking to me. The next day I heard of a bereavement group at Grace Methodist in Katy I attended . From there I started attending grace fellowship methodist church in Jan of 2014. On May 7 2014 my mom passed away suddenly but this time I was not angry I felt a peace like I had never felt before. I guess it was because I had God on my side and in my life at this time. My mom passing was a real shock but to my surprise she had saved a little bit of money which she left to my brother and I which helped me out so much. I had been praying for help since my husband had passed and God had answered my prayers in his time. I finally had found a church family and God again. One important thing I neglected to add to my story was that when my husband had passed away about a week later my boys , myself and my husbands youngest brother started finding shiny dimes mine were tails up my brother in laws were heads up we would all find them in times of joy or stress. The majority of my dimes the dates on the dime coincided with important years in our lives ( marriage, births etc.) my son in Colorado found 2 in his overnite bag at the hospital right before the birth of his first child in August 2013. My youngest son cycles he found a dime on the table by his cycling helmet.  I looked up dimes and the one side of the coin has symbols which the olive branch means peace, the oak branch strength , and the torch means liberty.. Even though the dimes were old dates they were like they were glowing, brand new. I guess because my husband Paul was taken so suddenly the dimes were a gift from God left by angels letting me know Paul was ok in heaven and that everything would be ok. I have many blessings in my life my children and grandchildren and my faith and love of God. Thanks for reading my story. <3 Jo

The Two Dogs

May 28, 2014 by Mark

A minister friend of mine once told me . . . Every Christian has two big dogs inside, one is white which represents the Spirit of God and one is black which represents the flesh.  They are constantly at war with each other.  One day the White dog wins and then another day the black dog wins.  But you can always tell which dog is going to win by which one you feed the most.

For the past several years I have fed only the black dog, and even though I told myself that I still had faith and believed in God I found myself living the old dead lifestyle more and more each day, until you could no longer even tell I was a child of the King.

Recently I had been going through some deeply personal and physical health issues and struggles and felt my life was in real jeopardy.  I was lost and quickly going downhill fast. I am diabetic and have developed Kidney disease for which there is no cure.  I was devastated. 

Then one day my wife just happened to switch my radio to KSBJ.  I hadn’t listened to you for more than twenty years.  Buddy Holiday was the morning anchor the last time I listened.  I heard you talk about the thirty day challenge and thought why not.  I gave it a shot just to see.  The White dog started getting fed again.  The more I listened the stronger He got. I even started looking up scripture again and doing some small studies.  The black dog started to get weaker and started losing some of the daily battles.  I felt my spirit calling out for repentance and begged God’s mercy and forgiveness.  I developed a prayer life again and I started looking for ways to be a better husband to my wife and all around better person and witness for Christ. It gets easier a little bit every day.

The battles still wage fiercely everyday and even though my health remains the same, the big White dog is starting to win more than he looses.  It is still an uphill battle but I know that “I can do ALL things through Christ who give me strength” and hope and joy and contentment and. . .

Thanks for being faithful.  It has made a difference in my life.

Growth

May 26, 2014 by Pam

KSBJ I just want you to know how your station has been an inspiration to me this past year. At the end of January I started faithfully listening to the station with your 30 day challenge. I feel like God has moved in my life and He has inspired me to pray more for others, to go a bit out of my comfort zone and reach out to people. Sometimes I do random act of kindness and I serve more. I ask that God let his spirit work through me. My husband and I have had a struggle in our marriage, and your station has helped me thru many a difficult time. I am gaining inner strength and wisdom from his direction.

Thank you for all of your encouragement from ministers and bible verses and praise songs!

Pam

My 30-Day Challenge Story

May 23, 2014 by Becca

I arrived in SE Texas in 2010, broken, hurting and confused, after losing my job, my marriage, and my home in a few short months.

I found KSBJ shortly before the New Year and took up the 30-day challenge in January 2011. God used the music, the Scripture, the positive messages and the DJ’s as part of His healing process for me. I’m on day 1,238 and counting. God still uses the music to touch and teach me. I use the music to praise and thank God for all His goodness, especially His unfailing, unconditional love for me.

He has blessed me with a perfect-for-me new job, a new home, and new family where I can be a local grandma. He’s also opened the doors for me to minister to other hurting people through Anchor of Hope Healing Room and as a Christian counselor. What a mighty and awesome God we serve!

Stronger!

May 21, 2014 by Stephanie

I am a single mother of two little girls; it has been a year since my divorce. I have been battling depression for as long as I could remember, with even attempted suicide. I turned my life to God and ever since I have taken the 30 Day Challenge I feel so much happier & stronger. A song came on today, that I heard for the first time it is called tell your heart to beat again by Phillips, Craig & Dean. It was like the Holy Spirit was talking to me. I burst into tears and just thanked my Heavenly Father for reaching out to me and letting me know I am not alone. He is an amazing God!!!

New Beginning

May 20, 2014 by Elizabeth

I am 32.  I was not raised as a practicing Christian.  I basically have had the simplest understanding of Jesus Christ.  I have been teaching for 8 years at a middle school.  I feel that everyday I am changing lives and giving kids hope.  I have recently began to work on my depression.  I just could not understand how someone like me that has such a rewarding job could get such a low self esteem.  Someone told me to stop watching the news and turn on ksbj in the mornings.  Since I have had on the station, I do not want to change it.  The ministry is so uplifting.  I feel I am praising God on my way to work with so many others.  I feel that I am giving so much for to my kids by educated myself on how much God loves us.  Not only can I tell my students I love you but now I’m confident in saying God loves us.  My depression is still a battle I am fighting, although,  I now know I am not alone and will never be alone again.  Tomorrow I am stepping into a church to congregate with other Christians and I have never been so excited.  Thank you KSBJ for changing my life and so many others.  You are truly a blessing.

My 30 Day Challenge

May 19, 2014 by Janie

I took the 30 day challenge 2 years ago and I have to say it really has saved my life! I was beyond stressed at work and in my home life that I felt like I was drowning and there was no way out. Once I began to listen to KSBJ it was like a LIFE SWITCH turned on and the stress was gone. It was not gone by any means, but the way I handled it had changed. I let GOD take over my problems and my life and even my daughter told me one day “Mom you look so at ease, no stress” and i said you are so RIGHT! Now my daughter’s listen to KSBJ and has for a while now and she sees life through GOD’s eyes as I do!!

Thank you for all that you do to brighten the lives of people every day!

Taking the 30 day challenge and beyond

May 19, 2014 by Kel

I was determined to take the 30 day challenge because I noticed that I really did not start my day off in a positive way in the mornings and I felt that was the reason why I had such a negative attitude throughout the day. I tend to have very stressful days at work and I noticed that my attitude at times did not reflect how I should really present myself. I started the 30 day challenge and it has changed not only my outlook and attitude, but I also think it has changed my life as well. I listen to your station on my ride to work, at my desk on my iPad or phone and I listen to it on my drive home. It is constantly on and reminding me of God’s grace and his beauty.

I used to run and workout to mainstream songs, but now I have my own “Worship Run” playlist and I get to feel the joy and feel God’s presences as I run in the park or go to the gym.
It has just been a great journey and has helped me to know more about KSBJ and all the great things you guys do not only in the community, but also the great things you all do for everyone, every day. Thank you!

My 30 Day Challenge

April 28, 2014 by Rachael

The start of 2014 seemed to be just a continuation of trials and stress that I’d been carrying for months. My attitude was horrible, my daughter’s attitude reflected mine, and my husband was unhappy. I was just angry, unsatisfied, and unsettled. While I said our nightly prayers with my daughter they felt empty, and had simply become “habit”. I felt like “something had to give”, but I didn’t know what. I reached my breaking point after a horrible spring break trip with my daughter that ended with both of us in tears. As we talked on our drive home, I tuned to KSBJ as a way to settle my soul (as music has always done). I haven’t changed the dial since. The change wasn’t automatic, but it has been amazing. Simply hearing God’s word and encouragement through KSBJ has prompted my daughter and I to dig deeper and lean harder into Him. We had a strong foundation, but I had allowed life and the world to begin to crack and crumble it. KSBJ has been an outlet that allowed God to come and start filling in the cracks and building our foundation even stronger. We now pray all the time, and with meaning; from our hearts. My husband has lightened and our whole family is just happier! I am so thankful that I tuned to KSBJ over 6 weeks ago! God’s love has always been faithful and constant; I just needed to “tune back in” and KSBJ has helped me do that. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!

God always loves

April 25, 2014 by Courtney

On April 10, I was going to the ATM at Bank of America after work. I pulled up to one of the machines and it was broken. So, I drove around and went to a different one. After I had used the ATM, I looked up before I drove off and stuck to the pole was the remaining piece of a sticky note that said “Love that sticks”. You see, I had been having one of the worst days ever. My best friend had died the day before and I had a rough night at work. It was just awesome to see how God still finds a way to remind me of his love. His love conquers all bad nights and rough times. It’s the only thing that gets me through. His love truly never fails.

Prayer Wall

April 22, 2014 by Roxana

I came searching for the prayer wall to give a praise report.  I had just reconciled myself to the Lord after having two babies and being pregnant with a third. My boys’ father had just kicked me out of the house and we were homeless.
I listened to KSBJ without fail: my babies and I fell asleep to the music at night, woke up to it in the morning and listened to it each morning as I drove them to school and went on my daily job search.

I could see how despite having to live through the consequences of my own choices. The Lord, my Rock never left my side. Despite my arrogance, rebellion, and “don’t care” attitude towards God, He loved me more than any earthly man could possibly attempt to or ever say they would love me.

Well, finally past my broken point and well into rejuvenation and healing. I knew that I wanted EVERY hurting person out there to feel the love and peace that I had found. I put the father of my children’s name on your wall, I pull his close group of friends on the wall, I put my close friends on the wall, I put my siblings on the wall.

Besides all the people I listed on the wall there was a dear high school friend. Although we had lost touch, I could see by her social media posts that she also had been searching for endless love in men. The boyfriend she had at the time was an atheist and I could see her struggling with this. Yet she was moving in that direction.

I did contact her a few times to tell her I was praying for her. Provided a couple of Bible verses and on each of the contacts I told her that there was a prayer warrior army praying for her. She never quite new how to respond to that . . . Well, time flies by and again I lost touch with her. . .

Fast forward 3 years, she’s been saved for about two years. She’s now engaged and about to be married to a wonderful Christian man in a few months. I am so overwhelmed at the love of our Savior. I am so grateful for your prayer warriors! Thank you for all you do. God Bless you all! Thank you for reminding us that God not only listens but He’s right here ready to take us in his arms!

A Miracle Happened

April 22, 2014 by Susan Moore (Aunt Susie)

Bobby and Johnny are MY Twin Identical Nephews now 7 years old..
The day Bobby was diagnosed on April 6, 2013 I picked up the phone and called KSBJ for prayer. Thru the next several months I put in several Prayer Requests thru DJ On Air for Bobby. The Nurses at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN nicknamed Bobby “Pirate Bob” as he had double vision in the beginning diagnosis.  Bobby had surgery he woke up and he could Hear and See! Bobby went thru Chemo treatments and Radiation. Bobby has some minimal Hearing Loss due to Radiation. Booby was a Trooper thru all this and made a friend everywhere he went and always had a joke to tell with a smile on his face.  On February 20, 2014 God Answered Our Prayers as Bobby was declared Cancer-Free…. Bobby and Johnny are now back in School together and playing like Boys do while at Home.  Bobby and His Family can use continued Prayers as Bobby will be closely monitored for the next 5 years then we will see what happens after that.

God uses Kids too!!!

April 16, 2014 by paula

I have been saved for like 5 yrs now but have strayed away. Lately, all me and my 3 babies have been listening to is KSBJ and I have been seeing God work in my kids. Just the way they praise and worship God and actually seek Him in prayer has made my heart melt and I have rededicated my life to Christ & I am so thankful that God is working in and through them!!! The greatest JOY is to know your children are saved and have a relationship with JESUS!!! GOD ISNT DONE WITH US YET!!!

Thank you

April 13, 2014 by Veronica

Two years ago I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism and had a biopsy done on my Thyroid and doctors found 6 tumors, immediately they started me on RAI treatments the worst part of my journey is during treatments I couldn’t see my kiddos. Today I am feeling so much better and never gave up faith I knew God would answer my prayers soon. Thank you God for all your blessings and for this beautiful life you’ve given me, thank you for my supportive family and friends and for my boss Daniel who didn’t fire me for missing so many work days, and to the medical staff and most of all my wonderful husband of 27 years who never complained about my laziness.
Thank you KSBJ for always playing the right song at the right time, thank you for the ksbj website and all your informative materials. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

KSBJ fan since 1998.

LOVE YOU GUYS

BEST REGARDS,
Veronica
Humble, Texas

Open Doors

April 11, 2014 by Rebeca

My 74 year old father-in-law had a below the knee amputation 2 months ago, due to complications at the wound site, the surgery team’s only other option was to amputate higher.  I prayed that would God open the right doors, that HE highlight our path and that I would follow.  I would help my father-in-law any way I could. That same week, they gave us the option to be discharged and return in two weeks. I knew this two week window was our opportunity.  It has been amazing to see how many doors have opened for us.  We’ve come across great doctors, who I know were put directly into our path by HIM. And although we are still walking a narrow path, outlined with thorny bushes, I have never felt alone.  I praise God every morning for my sister who offered to drive my own children to school, so that I am able to drive my father-in-law daily to the Medical Center for therapy.  God’s work is amazing, and I feel that God will see us thru until the wound heals.  Thank you KSBJ for your uplifting messages of faith.  We listen to you daily!

I KNOW GOD LISTEN’S BECAUSE

April 10, 2014 by Jeri

In 1995 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. At that time I had no idea what it was, how I got it or if it killed people. After doing my research on it I decided to turn this over to God, after all, it was his to handle and I decided that the best medicine I could give myself was go on and live my life to the fullest.  I can say with my total heart that I know God has taken this on himself because about 8- 10 years ago I had a minor setback where I lost my fine motor skills on my right side so I had to start writing with my left hand. I have been medicine free for many years with no relapse. WE HAVE A MIGHTY GOD THAT ANSWERS PRAYR.

Restoration

April 03, 2014 by Sheri

My marriage was torn apart and I was so afraid.  I turned to God and so did my husband.  I was so angry I divorced him and felt so alone.
I did not know how I was going to make it, but God supplied all my needs.  I found a wonderful group of ladies, at church, who me showed God’s love and I knew I had to forgive my husband. He was released from prison and I called him a year ago Christmas and saw what God had done in him.  We soon knew that coming back together was what God wanted. This past weekend we were remarried.  There is no place you can go that God can’t reach you and heal you if you let him. My husband now has a great job, there are people who will hire you if you get straight with God. I hope this story can help someone who is struggling.  God can take your mess and turn it into a message. The song that impacted me was Josh Wilson - Dark Before the Morning.

Israel Tour

April 02, 2014 by Patricia

When my husband first asked me to join him on the tour I did not want to go.  I had never desired to travel out of America. Also, I have arthritis and am in constant pain.  I actually ended up deciding on knee replacement surgery six weeks before the tour! However, I love my God and he gave me my wonderful husband, who I also love!  I wanted to make him happy do I agreed to go on the tour with him. Although it was hard physically each day, the blessings far outweighed the pain. Glory to God! When I read the word now, it is more real to me than ever before. God is alive and in me.  Praise His holy name.

Love in the classroom

March 31, 2014 by Tanya

During the love that sticks opportunity, I put a simple “twist” on the sticky note tradition, to fit the needs of my classroom. So, instead of writing sticky notes, the students were to write compliments to each other on note cards and pass them out. The student that gave the most compliments (to different people) would receive a free dress pass (we are a private school and require uniforms, so this is a big deal grin.

You should have been there! My boys were handing out notes like crazy…complimenting each other on handwriting, attitude, clothes, character, and much, much more! My girls were writing sweet notes as well and everyone participated. It was amazing and for a week the room was filled with kids wanting to complete their assignments early and come in from recess to “write compliments”.

Truly, love was in the air…but that’s not it! Just when I thought this “God-idea” was done, I was lead to instruct the kids to save their love notes and whenever they had a bad day, they could get their bag of love and remind themselves of how much they are loved by their friends (even when the friend was not being so friendly).

This is beautiful! You see, I teach in an International community, where over 42 nations are represented! Over 15 in my classroom alone and to see them on one accord, showing the love of God is always a beautiful thing:-) So even though we can’t cross some religious boundaries, we can show the love of God and there “ain’t” a thing the devil can do about it!!! Whooo-Hooo! This the key to the “locked door” in the schools…SHOW LOVE!

And just think, it is very hard for a bully to survive in this type of environment because we would have just loved him/her to death:-)

In closing, thank you for allowing me to share. Thank you for the wonderful programs you all provide for Houston and surrounding areas. My family and I love our KSBJ family very much.

God Listens!
Tanya Washington, M.Ed.
P.S. I hope your voice is better Coppelia:-) and I miss you Susan!

Pawpaw

March 31, 2014 by Jennifer

I called KSBJ one day Two years ago and asked them to pray for my Pawpaw he was sick with cancer and needed prayer. My father was so scared for my Pawpaw because we didn’t know which place he would go when he passed. It was about a week after talking to KSBJ that my Pawpaw past away. I recieved the call at about 7:15 that morning with the terrible news. I do believe in Jesus and God, but this made me believe more. Before my father got the call he was still asleep as the phone was ringing he was having a dream about my grandfather he was on his hospital bed which they had put up against a wall. We could only stand on one side of this bed being as it was against the wall. In the dream my dad was sitting beside my grandfather talking to him and on the other side of the bed by the wall there was Jesus. He looked down and my grandfather and told him, “Its time to come home.” My father knew before he answered the phone that Jesus had come and taken my grandfather to heaven. But I want to thank KSBJ because I feel it was because of them that my father was put at ease and so he put us all at ease. GOD IS GREAT!!

MS150 share my MS story and why I am riding this year.  Thanks to God I am riding this year “Because

March 29, 2014 by Christie

I began experiencing blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, tingling, and numbness in both of my legs and the entire right side of my body in high school.  I went to several doctors for several years looking for answers, but they had none.

After high school, in 1989, I begin to date my friend of four years and continued hanging out with the same crowd of people.  I continued working the retail job I had in high school.  None of us had a clear direction in life and had no plans for the future.  My symptoms continued and everyone was sick of hearing about them and just assumed I was making them up.  In 1992, my boyfriend broke up with me and I lost all of the “friends” I thought I had.  I was devastated and depressed.

After a car accident in 1993, I had complete loss of control of the right side of my body.  I had several tests run over the course of a month or two, one of which was a spinal tap.  I was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting MS in September of 1993.  It took so long to diagnose because the symptoms are very difficult for physicians to interpret.  It is truly a wait-and-see game.  -
I began to isolate myself and continued to be depressed.  I remember going to the doctor to talk about my options.  Unfortunately, steroids were the only real option at that time.  He discussed Betaseron with me and explained that it had just been approved by the FDA and the MS had to affect at least two areas in your body to qualify.  If you qualified, then you would get a lottery number and if your number was picked you could receive the medicine.  Just before I left he told me, “You have two options.  You can let this disease control you or you can take control of it!”

I went home and not knowing what else to do I began to pray.  I asked God to help me and give me strength because I did not have any.  God laid out a path and held me in his right hand and carried me through.  He said “You are not alone for I am with you”.  That winter, Betaseron was released and my number was picked.  Every time I relapse, God provides a plan.  He is always with me and carries me through.  Through all my struggles, God is with me!  He is so good to me.

Why I Am Riding

I have wanted to ride the MS 150 for several years, but did not think it was possible.  This past year I had to watch my father and best friend of 24 years undergo chemotherapy and radiation.  My dad had stage three lung cancer and my friend, Michelle, has stage three c melanoma.  I decided that if they could go through all of that to fight for their lives, I could get on a bike and fight for mine and others.  I’ve registered for BP MS 150 to help the National MS Society fund research and to help everyone that has MS and their families lead powerful lives. I believe in the work they do and want to be an active part of it. I know I can count on your help.

Let’s Move Forward Together

The Society organizes 100 rides nationwide. The funds they raise fuel research aimed at treating and eventually curing MS; they also provide crucial services for persons living with MS.

I’m helping the National MS Society move forward toward a world without MS and making a difference in the lives of 400,000 Americans with Multiple Sclerosis.  Thank you for your support!

Blessings,
Christie

30 Day Challenge

March 28, 2014 by Christina

After taking the 30 day challenge I was changed mentally. God has given me KSBJ to help me change my outlook on the whole Chrstian faith. Don’t get me wrong I was one of the Christians that thought they didn’t need God or anything to do with him. But now I see that I need God. He is my counter stone in life. Even when I make mistakes. He gives me hope for the future. I use to not read the bible very often because I didn’t understand why I should or what it meant to have as a Christian. I now see why and how it is used by God. So thank you KSBJ.

Love Christina.

We are Pregnant!!

March 25, 2014 by Carol

My husband and I have been trying to conceive for over a year with no success. I did the ovulation tests, kept a record of “Auntie Flow” and everything else that I knew how. My doc gave me a referral to see an IVF specialist May 5th 2014. While I waited for the date, I surrendered everything to God ( I had before, but somehow I was still trying to help him. This time I meant totally surrender). Every time I worried or a baby thought crossed my mind (which was most times when I was by myself), I prayed and thanked him for our babies.
Today is 03/25/14, three days ago, we found out that we were pregnant! Thank you Jesus.

Over 30 Years of Blessings

March 24, 2014 by Christie

Hi, my name is Christie, and I’m one of those who has been blessed by KSBJ for over 30 years, since the very beginning, when I was 11 years old.  Words can’t really express my gratitude…for how God has used your music and the words of DJ’s and awesome concerts to encourage and inspire me in my daily walk with the Lord, reminding me that God listens and He’s been with me every step of the way, even in the hard times.

When life has thrown me a few curve balls, through the years, I could feel the Touch of the Master’s Hand and hear the Voice of Truth on KSBJ, every day…reminding me that God Listens, even to me, and giving me hope that Jesus is the Strength of my life and the Friend of Wounded Heart. 

As a young girl, I didn’t know how I could personally support KSBJ, but I was able to volunteer at concerts.  I even met “The Oldtimer, in person!  Now, I’m married to a husband who loves to give KSBJ…so it’s something we can do together.  If we share a dollar a day, our young children can even pitch in some each week. 

We adopted our son and daughter from Russia, and they are now the age that I was, when KSBJ launched on the air.  Our son, who has son developmental delays, used to ask people, “Do you listen to KSBJ?  It’s our most favorite radio station.”  But he now adds, “Do you know Jesus?”

The most rewarding thing for us, each day, is to just hear both of them singing praises to God in the back seat of our car, grateful that they personally know the God they’re singing to.  They might not know Him if they were still in an orphanage overseas. 

Thank you, KSBJ, for giving to the Lord.  I am a life that was changed, along with my whole family.  God is an Awesome God, and Step by Step He’ll lead me and I will follow Him all of my days.  Now, if anyone would like to take the 30 YEAR Challenge, I highly recommend it!  :o)

 

 

God, first thing in the morning!

March 17, 2014 by Jeanice

I used to listen to other kinds o music on the radio and my cd’s that were not exactly Christian based. They did not really have any deep meaning to me. I just liked the beats. My day would go on without thinking about God, which meant lacking in God’s strength to be patient, slow to anger, etc. Then, I made a promise to God that when I got in my car in the morning to go to work, school, or wherever, I would turn it on to ksbj and the other times during the day, I could listen to whatever I want. It’s been about 2 years since I started this and now it’s just automatic that I turn the radio onto ksbj. Now I don’t listen to anything else other than Christian music, and occasionally classical. It helps me act and think in a more positive way having God in my mind the whole day through.

my change

March 12, 2014 by Melissa

I grew up in a Christian house hold but for some reason I didn’t think God loved me. As I grew into my teens I stopped to believe that someone was there for loved me and cared for me.
Two years ago I meet my soul mate and I knew that God sent him to me to bring him and me closer to God. I listen to ksbj whenever I have had a bad day and it just puts a smile on my face and the bad mood disappears.
Now my fiance and I walk with the lord and will make sure our kids or our kids kids will never loose faith in the one who gave us life!!

KSBJ Brought Us Together

March 06, 2014 by Richard

In 2002, I would keep going to a Best Buy in the southeast part of town.  I always kept coming to this certain cashier.  Well, one day in July, I wore a KSBJ God Listens/Brown Bag shirt in there.  The cashier asked me if I was going to the summer concert (I was not).  However, that question got me to thinking, “Could she be a Christian?”.  I was single at the time, and a few months later she gave me her number.  We were married on November 18, 2006, and have been going to church our whole relationship and marriage.  We still have that shirt to this day, and we will never get rid of it.

Mother Healed from Stage 3 Cancer

March 04, 2014 by Scott

My mother is bi-polar and I grew up experiencing emotional and religious abuse from her.  When I was 18, I rejected God and refused to go to church with my parents any more.  A few months later I left for college 1,000 miles away and rarely went home to visit.  That was 25 years ago.  Now I have 2 children of my own and turned my life over to Christ Jesus early last year. Last summer, both my boys qualified for the Jr. Olympics in Track and Field and we decided to take a family road trip to Detroit.  We stopped to visit my parents for a couple of days in Iowa on the way home.  I started re-building my relationship with my mother during that visit.  A few weeks later she called to let me know that she had been diagnosed with Lymphoma and it was advanced into Stage 3 with numerous tumors throughout her neck, shoulder and torso.  There was lots of crying and lots of praying as she began her chemotherapy and eventually lost her hair.  The week before Halloween, on my way to church, I was listening to “Enter His Gates” on my way to church, as I always do.  I can’t remember what song was playing, but God told me that my mother needed a bold show of support and that I should shave my head. I replied, “God if you show me a barber shop open at 10am on a Sunday morning, I’ll do it.”  Sure enough, there was a TGF Haircutters across the street from my church and right as I drove up to it, they turned on their “Open” sign.  I shaved my head and posted the picture on Facebook and made my mom’s week. It was just what she needed to help her spirits. The day of Christmas Eve, she got the report that no more tumors could be found in her body.  Yes, God listens and heals…..

Sweet James

February 27, 2014 by Cristina A.

I am the youngest of family of many…  When I was a teen, my brother and his wife would drop off their boys at my parents during work hours… I would come home from school and babysit them…  They were dear to me…
My brother has gone through a lot and in the course of it…. his sons did too..  James was Christian but he didn’t take care of his health…  smoked too much and drank beer at home after work - EVERY evening..  We knew his health would be affected by this down the years…  I just didn’t realize it would be so soon…  Then one day on Aug. 6th, 2013, My brother called me and said - Cris, the paramedics are working on James…  My brain would NOT let the words register… “working on James!!!”  I rushed to the hospital to get to him to hug him to see him but I got the call that they could not save him….  I was driving and I had to stop and scream and scream and scream…  Not James… Not James…  You see James is one of those sweet souls God sends to families to remind us of His kindness…  Because James was very much like my dad..  So very sweet, humerous and soooo patient…  Nothing but love… 
So the ritual of preparing his funeral began.  I don’t have to try to explain just how hard that step is…. But something happened that could only be from the Lord.  I had to drive to my brother’s early to take care of funeral for about 3 - 4 days.  My heart was so heavy…  But each and every time I drove out of my neighborhood to take on the task of preparing James’ funeral… The song “We won’t be shaken” by Building 429 would start.  Every single time….  This is the song I would hear at the exact place I was right before turning out of the neighborhood…  I heard it and even with a heavy heart…... I understood The Lord was in control of everything and I was able to find the strength to go through this very painful process…  I keep my radio on KSBJ because God does Listen…  Thank you for being there for us everyone at KSBJ…  Cristina A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saved

February 21, 2014 by Foluke

Felt a little tired this evening and did not feel like cooking for the family so I ordered some takeout. On my way to pick up my order, I had a thought while I was driving about an accident. I thought that was not a good thought! So I said a quick prayer and went on to pick up my order. I completely forgot about my earlier thoughts- I drive past this place everyday so what could possibly go wrong. I still drove cautiously however but another car backing drove so fast that he almost ran into me. I had to swerve my car as much as I could. I was so shaken after this that I almost could not drive for about 5 mins after. All I could do was say “thank you Jesus” over and over again on my way back home. As soon as I got home I went on my knees to give thanks to God for saving me from an accident and giving me the knowledge ahead. Please praise the name of God along with me, for He is good.

30 Day Challenge

February 17, 2014 by bibi

I have been on the 30 day challenge & i find it very hard to listen to anything else!  My children and I love your songs, we ride & sing along!  It just puts a smile on my face. Thank you for what you do! I know that this has truly been a blessing in my life.  I feel wonderful everyday!  I know that Lord is working inside of me & I just love the feeling!

30 day Challenge and changes seen

February 09, 2014 by Susan

The 30 day challenge.

My 30 Day Challenge

February 06, 2014 by Kathleen

About few months ago, I broke up with my boyfriend of two years.  I was in a really sad place and knew that the only way to survive was to lean on God.  The morning after we broke up, I was driving to work and decided to turn on KSBJ.  I decided to take the 30 day challenge and I haven’t turned KSBJ off in over 3 months. I know I am growing stronger every day and I can feel God working in my life now more than ever before.  I am so lucky to have taken the 30 days challenge.  My commute to and from work is my favorite part of the day thanks to KSBJ smile

Car Accident - Happened For the Best

February 05, 2014 by Brittany

In early June of 2013, I was in my first ever car accident. Having just got my license, I was one of “those girls.” The kind that got way too excited and drove way too fast, putting the lives of other people on the road at danger. The first thing that happened when I noticed the car stopped spinning was I checked all around the car to make sure everyone was okay, and I was the only one in the car. I was still alive, and I was so grateful. My mind was racing and the first thing that I said out very loudly was “Oh my God, oh my God. Someone please come help me! Are they okay, is he okay?!” I was so surprised to find two adults of a friend I had been very close with race up to the car, and the father picked me up and carried me to their car, where they let me lay down until my mother and the ambulance showed up. A woman that was a retired nurse came up and asked if she could hold me and stay with me, and when she did, she prayed and told me over and over again “You have been saved! God is with you right now!” I didn’t know what to think and was so overwhelmed with adrenaline. I was shaking and had chills, even though it was summer. The husband of the nurse gave me the t-shirt off of his back and covered me in it. I was so incredibly thankful. After the ambulance got there and loaded me onto the stretcher we passed by my disheveled car and I noticed a plush hippo (my favorite animal) that my boyfriend had gotten me weeks before. I asked the man to get it for me, and I held it so tightly throughout the whole trip. After arriving at the hospital, with my friends, family, and incredible boyfriend there to support me and check on me having heard the news, we waited for the doctors and nurses. An officer came in and told me “Brittany, I honestly do not know how you are alive right now.” I started crying. The sixty year old man and myself, the only two people involved, were perfectly okay. Just some swelling and bruising, (which is completely normal). It wasn’t until a few days afterwards that I was sitting on the couch with my boyfriend discussing everything and I look up at him with realization and just said, “Oh my goodness! I have been SAVED!” Tears of joy sprang out. Something I had wished for my whole life up until that point had come true and everyday I am grateful, for I know how quickly your life can be taken away. I cherish every single moment. Although I still have my days that the car accident makes me severely depressed, I turn on KSBJ and I remember why I am still here. The song “Overcomer” has such meaning to me. It comes on at the perfect moments: right before I hit the spot in the road where my accident happened, when I am having a depressed moment, or when I let something bother me. It is so amazing.

I am an overcomer

February 05, 2014 by carmen

when I was 20 years old I went to jail for aggravated robbery. I ruined my life. When i was only 21 I became pregnant with my daughter and once again i thought i ruined my life. I had her when i was 22. Because of my felony on my record it is nearly impossible to find a decent job. But By the grace of God i have had several jobs. Some that pay well and others that pay just enough to get by. I became homeless when my daughter was just one hoping from house to house just to sleep indoors. (My rent became too much for me and i was evicted.) My car was repoed. But i continued to go to work at my dead end job and i continued to try. God landed me an apartment that was very on my minimum wage income. Then i was fired from my job because of me stealing just to pay for day care for my daughter. I didn’t know what i was going to do. I spoke with my daughter’s day care director (who is also a pastor) and she hired me on there. It was prefect. Being with my child as well as others was my dream job. I was later let go because being a felon i cannot work around children.  (We tried for months to fight it.) So i began looking for another job .. on the verge of giving up i got a phone call for a nanny job. I got hired and now I’m making more money than ever before. I’m able to provide for my daughter the way i want to and life is no longer a struggle. Thru everything i went thru people always commend me for never quitting. I always say if i stop trying whose going to take care of her (my daughter). I am an over comer .. the Lord blessed me with a child for a reason. I had no will to try anything until i had her. He gave my reason to never give up m to continue to be an over comer. *john 16:33*

Loving Mondays

February 03, 2014 by Shara

This story is for the morning show.  Per Bill’s request I am submitting this short story.
The gist of the message was this:
1.  We should love Mondays because it gives us another opportunity to love on people, build relationships with our co-workers, encourage them, and pray for them.
2.  Be a man or woman of integrity in our work place.
3.  Be grateful and confident that God has placed us in our job for a reason.
4.  Seek God to understand what that reason and fulfill it.
5.  Be at work on time, be willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
6.  Be the person your boss can count on and don’t get caught up the watering hole gossip.  Again be a person of integrity.
7.  Above all - love God and be grateful for the job you have.  Be a light, love going in to work because it is another opportunity to share God’s love and change someone’s life.

Update on prayer request

February 02, 2014 by Guadalupe Quiroz

I wanted to write and thank everyone who prayed for me!
Last August, I wrote in to ask for everybody’s prayers. Something inside me told me that I should write in to request a prayer. It was definitely God doing his work to grow my faith in him when I was in such a low place.
I had been unemployed for 20 months and was going to have an interview. I had gone on many interviews before without success and basically was giving up on life too. It’s amazing how worthless one feels when we aren’t able to get another person to value us enough to give us an employment opportunity. However, once I asked for these prayers from everybody and started receiving those emails saying “Someone prayed for you,” I felt like I had value! Someone cared! I went to my interview so confident and I did so well. I actually got the job and I started in October. I hadn’t had the chance to thank everybody because I’ve been so busy with work (I can hardly believe I am saying that!).
Thank you to everybody in Houston who prayed for me because I have no doubt that your prayers performed the miracle of having this job. I will pay it forward and pray for all of you. Prayer really does work! Thanks again and God Bless all of you! :D

love

February 01, 2014 by maranda

My mom and dad met in coope elementary school. They have been together ever since. Four kids and three grand kids later they are still deep in love with each other. They may fight like cat and dog. God surely has blessed our family

My 30 Day Challenge”

January 31, 2014 by Liliana

I never really signed up for the 30- Day challenge but when I was pregnant through 2012-2013 I started hearing my local Christian radio station. Every day my car radio was on in that channel and my kids and husband knew that wherever we went we would listen to that channel. Hearing Christian music would give me lots of peace and I was able to overcome my anxiety. Like if God was given me a sign to prepare myself of what was about to happen when I had my son. My son was born on April 2013 with an undiagnosed heart problem, until two days later when we were suppose to get discharge from the hospital.  our son has gone through 3 heart surgeries, intestines surgery, and G-tube placement and numerous of hospital stays in the 9 months that he is. God has been with us through good times and bad times. We relocated to Houston and I kept on looking for a Christian radio station and finally KSBJ came across. now my car radio station is just on KSBJ. Today I started hearing it online.

thank you KSBJ and the 30-day challenge that change my life. GOD is great and with him all things are possible.

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