Afternoons with Sonny

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Children Leading The Way As We Continue Praying For Nashville

As we continue praying for the tragedy that struck earlier this week at Covenant Christian School in Nashville, we shouldn't be surprised that children lead the way in providing hope in the midst of the darkest of situations.

Mar 29
The Encouraging Product Of Hardship

Going through hardship is not only hard, it's pretty inevitable. But it doesn't come without a purpose.

Mar 28
Witnessing Faith Hope Love In Action!

Many people want to be apart of our Faith Hope Love Expiriment at KCBI, but some aren't sure what to do... Just take a listen to what I saw happen in Garland yesterday and I think you'll have a better idea!

Mar 27
God Used This To Plant A Seed In My Heart...

If you have ever felt guilty for not giving money to someone who asks on the streets, I am right there with you. A man kindly asked if I'd like to give a donation for a copy of Streetzine, a paper that offers financial opportunities to homeless and economically disadvantaged individuals. I told him that I didn't have any money, and he said, "That's okay, may God bless you in all you do anyway." Problem is, I did have some extra money, and then God spoke to my heart...

Mar 24
Just Because Someone Carries It Well Doesn't Mean It's Not Heavy

I remember when I overheard someone saying to a friend of mine, “Oh my goodness! You are always a ray of sunshine, smiling, and just a joy to be around!!” My friend gave her patented smile and a hug, and after a brief chat they both went their separate ways. It almost brought a tear to my eyes because I knew more…

Mar 23
What Your Scars Symbolize

Living any amount of life means you've probably picked up a few bumps and bruises along with the way. Maybe even a couple scars. If you're ashamed of you scars, you don't have to be. They're just a reminder of where God has brought you from!

Mar 22
Spring Cleaning For The Soul

This week marks the start of Spring, so how about some spring cleaning? Just like we clean our homes, our souls could use the same type of refresher. Here are 3 things you can do to spring clean your soul.

Mar 22
He Will Always Understand

The experience of heartbreak after the loss of a loved one is universal. God knows what it is to experience the sting of loss. He will always understand.

Mar 21
Gods Love Never Changes

If you're feeling unloved today, I'm here to tell you that God has loved, loves you now, and will love forever and ever. Amen. -Sonny

Mar 20
How Often Do You Wash Your Jeans And Pajamas?

Help! There’s a big debate our 90.9 KCBI Facebook Page on how often you should wash some of your clothing. Some people only wash their pajamas once a month, and when I tell people that I wash my jeans after every wear, they tell me that’s too much! How about you? -Sonny

Mar 17
The World Needs You

According to Billy Graham, the world needs you in a big way!

Mar 16
A Real Life "Meet Cute"

Brenda sent a text of encouragement with a Bible verse to a friend, or so she thought. It was actually sent to a person she didn't know named Isaiah, but when she apologized for the wrong number he responded that it made his day and asked if he could call her. The Stearns celebrate their 13-year anniversary this June along with their six children. Now that's a "Meet-Cute!" -Sonny

Mar 15
God Knows What To Do With Our Broken Pieces

If life has been especially tough and you just don't know where to turn, I've got encouragement for you. "God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him. When I cleaned up my act, he gave me a fresh start." 2 Samuel 22:21-25 (MSG)

Mar 14
Taking the Madness Out Of March: Learning To Put Your Family Before Sports | Old Dad New Dad Ep. 11

On this episode of Old Dad / New Dad, Sonny and Josh talk about the importance of prioritzing family even when our hobbies come calling (spoiler alert: they learned the hard way.) Thanks so much for listening to Old Dad / New Dad, brought to you by the KCBI Podcast Network. We'd love if you'd subscribe and leave a review wherever you listen to podcast that way we can grow the show and more people can join in on the encouraging conversation!

Mar 13
How To Prepare To "Spring Forward!"

As you probably know, it's time "spring forward" this weekend! You may be prepared to turn those clocks forward and change out the batteries in your smoke detector, but what about preparing yourself? The experts say it's important!

Mar 10
I Don't Think I'll Ever Forget This Moment Between 2 Complete Strangers

If you we're in attendance at First Baptist Sunnyvale for the Jesus People Tour, you know how special of a night it was. Amazing music, people lost in worship, but the thing I'll never forget from that night didn't take place on that stage, it was an interaction between two complete strangers sitting right in front of me.

Mar 09
The Hands and Feet of Jesus

What does it look like to be the hands and feet of Jesus? Sometimes, it's just doing your job, and in some cases, that could be life changing! -Sonny

Mar 08
A Unique Friendship Turned Unforseen Blessing!

Eight-year-old Kayzen Hunter has a regular ritual: breakfast at his local Waffle House in Little Rock, Arkansas with his family. Over time, he struck up a friendship with his now favorite server, Devonte Garner. One day, Kayzen learned that Gardner was in a dire living situation. After learning this, Kayzen decided he wanted to help his friend. What came next turned this unique friendship into a blessing of lifetime!

Mar 07
"You're My Super Hero!"

Not all super heroes wear capes, some may be your own sibling!

Mar 03
We'll Get Through This Together

Change can be really tough, but the good news is we're changing and growing together!

Mar 02
It Takes A Village

Ask any parent you know: parenting a toddler is not for the faint of heart. Trying to eat with a toddler? nearly impossible. But I came across this story from a mom in Fort Worth who shared one waitress's act of kindness that warmed my heart today!

Mar 01
Seek To Understand

If other people anger you easily, hold on to this verse from the Book of James: "Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God." - James 1:19 May God's peace be with you. -Sonny

Feb 28
1 Year Of Praying For Ukraine

One year ago today, millions of women and children fled as the war in Ukraine began. KCBI listeners provided funds so these refugees could have a place to get out of the cold, sleep, eat and shower. But due to the generosity of 90.9 KCBI FM listeners, we were able to send $40,000 to Texas Baptist Men to further its ministry to Ukrainian refugees fleeing to the Polish border and I had the chance to witness it first hand! I love my job and I love the KCBI family.

Feb 27
You Can Escape The Noise

Many time we want to hear from God, but the noise of the world around can feel too loud. When that happens, turn to him in prayer, ask for a moment of silence, and tell him what's on your heart!

Feb 24
There's Purpose To Your Pain

If you're going through a tough time, Jonathan Evans understands. He was injured, cut and traded during his five-year NFL career. He wondered why he was going through all of the pain and suffering, and then a phone call. The Dallas Cowboys wanted him to become the team Chaplain. Now he's able to encourage NFL players to play for a higher purpose... God! -Sonny

Feb 23
You Will Never Be Lost

Maybe you've wondered if connecting with God is worth your while. I can only speak from my experience. When I've taken the time to talk with God, not a single breath was lost. When I've made the choice to walk with God, my strength has never been lost. He's sustained me. And when I've trusted in God in prayer, I've never been lost.

Feb 22
Even In Loss, Perspective Is Gained

You wouldn't think that losing everything would be a major gain, but for Inass Barnes, a stroke "was God’s plan to get me back to where I need to be.”

Feb 21
The Joy Of Giving

It's Faith, Hope, Love in action on Random Act of Kindness day! Ashley Manning was back at it on Valentine's Day, surprising 400 widows with a bouquet of flowers, and a gift bag with gifts and gift cards from local businesses who have donated their goods. Keep shining Ashley! -Sonny

Feb 17
3 Truths About God

If it hasn't been a good day for you, I hope you know you're not alone. Here are 3 simple, yet profound truths that you can cling to today!

Feb 16
A Reminder Of God's Love For You

Valentine's Day may have passed, but God's love for you remain just the same!

Feb 15