Pledge Drive Update

piggy bankWe are so grateful for all of our listeners who called in and pledged during our May Pledge Drive last week! We are on our way to being fully funded for the next quarter, but some listeners have asked exactly how much their local station still needs to be fully funded. Below is a list of regions that are not yet fully funded. If your region isn’t listed that means it has already met it’s financial goal!

You are always welcome to donate to a station that still has a financial shortfall. To do so, you can give us a call at 888-887-7120 or give safely and securely online.

Albuquerque, NM: $5,038
Farmington, NM: $1,050
Gallup, NM: $519
Lemoore, CA: $4,579
Los Angeles, CA: $47,284
Madera, CA: $3,167
Modesto, CA: $1,078
Monterey, CA: $1,393
Orange County: $10,534
Portales, NM: $242
Quincy, CA: $1,113
Reno, NV: $1,703
Salt Lake City, UT: $9,375
San Diego, CA: $10,215
San Francisco, CA: $28,917
San Luis Obispo, CA: $5,729
Santa Fe, NM: $696
Internet Out-of-Area: $4,119

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5 Tips for Less Fighting

fighting-marriageIn a marriage, arguments are inevitable. Whether it’s big stuff or what to watch on TV tonight, disagreements are bound to happen. But, if you fight all the time it can take a toll on your marriage. In an article at ForYourMarriage.org, family lawyer and author Laurie Puhn has 5 tips to help couples fight less and love more. Here are a couple of her suggestions:

Pick the Right Battles.  Your spouse comes home from work drenched from the rain because he forgot an umbrella. You told him to take one that morning after you heard the weather report.  Before you start criticizing him while he’s soaked, ask yourself this wise question, “Does this affect me?”  In this example, it doesn’t.  He arrived home drenched, not you.  So don’t pick that battle.  In the future, when your spouse makes a mistake and it doesn’t affect you, rather than using a “fight line” like “I told you to take an umbrella, you should have listened to me!” use a compassionate love line like, “You’re all wet.  Do you want a towel?” And, if you find it hard to say those words, just say nothing.

Disagree without Being Disagreeable.  An easy way to start a fight is to quickly jump in to say “You’re wrong” or “That’s a stupid idea!”  Meanwhile, a better, more loving way to make the same point is to use a wise question.  The moment you know you disagree with what your spouse said, stop and ask the powerful question, “Why do you think that?”  Listen to the answer (you may uncover some new information to alter your opinion), then feel free to disagree without using judgmental words.  By holding your tongue and listening first (even if it’s only for a minute), you show respect.  And when your children overhear you, they learn an important lesson about how to turn a disagreement into a conversation.

Read the rest at ForYourMarriage.org and for more ways to improve your marriage (including daily marriage tips!) be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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A Prayer for Memorial Day

From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

Soldier PrayingGod of power and mercy,
you destroy war and put down earthly pride.
Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears,
that we may all deserve to be called your sons
and daughters.
Keep in your mercy those men and women
who have died in the cause of freedom
and bring them safely
into your kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord.
R/. Amen

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