Mornings with Ryan and Beth

About the show...

Hi, we’re Ryan and Beth, followers of Jesus, just like you. We just happen to be on the radio and we’re doing life with you in Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa. It’s a great place to live…Yeah, sure, ya betcha!

Ryan is married with seven kids. Beth is single and has a dog. We’re two very different people, just on the same path to be more like Jesus. We invite you to come along!

On Today's Show

Morning Devotional:

Have you ever stopped to consider the various types of fears that are out there?  A quick look through a list of unusual phobias is rather enlightening. Take for instance amathophobia. You would think it was a fear of algebra but it’s actually a fear of dust. You won’t find any algebra textbooks in my house but the dust is growing exponentially!  And in case you were wondering, there is a name for a fear of numbers or math – that’s arithmophobia. 

There are so many times over the course of our lives when we can be easily gripped by fear but in so many of those times, our fears are really unfounded, based on a belief that something can or will cause us harm. In those times, we need to remember the truth – there is no fear in God. It says in 1 John 4:18 that “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.” That perfect love is God. 

Whatever you might be afraid of today, whether it’s dust or long division or any other factor of life that’s trying to take your eyes off of God, remember that there is no need to fear. God’s got you in the palm of His hand. 

– Beth

Burning Question:

What is your favorite simple pleasure in life?

Bible Quiz:

Question: Who took his wife and sons and set them on a donkey when he returned to Egypt, his boyhood home?

Answer:  Moses  (Exodus 4:20)

Storytime: Really… Falmingos!

Just One More Thing

Today's Scripture
Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-12

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    About our hosts...

    Ryan hails from London, Ohio. Growing up, he was loud and you could always hear him coming. After high school, Ryan went to Cedarville University majoring in communications. Ryan’s career has brought him to KIAM Radio network in Nenana, Alaska. Upon returning to Ohio, he worked for Cox Broadcasting in Dayton (K99.1, 1290 WHIO), Salem Radio Network in Columbus (880 WRFD) and mostly recently he worked fifteen years for Strong Tower Christian Media in Xenia (Hope 100.7, 93.7 the Light). Ryan founded and ran a low power station in London (WCYC-LP).

    Ryan and his wife Kris have seven children and they enjoy hiking Minnesota’s trails. He also likes to fish, hunt, and forage for edible mushrooms.

    Beth is Kinship Radio’s Program Director and on-air host. She was born in northwestern Wisconsin and grew up in the Twin Cities area, calling both places home.  Beth began performing at an early age and was active in community theatre, band and choir for much of her childhood.  She attended Minnesota State University in Mankato where she earned her bachelor’s degree in music. 

    Beth has been active as a vocalist, worship leader, speaker, and journalist at a community newspaper. In her spare time, Beth enjoys crafts, snuggling with her dog, Zoey, and being an aunt to her three nieces.