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

What Day is it?

The Burning Question:

What are you self-conscious about? 

Morning Devotional:

It had gotten pretty bad. I was very overdue for a haircut, and my hair was falling forward over my eyes. To me, it looked pretty ridiculous. When that happens to a kid, it’s kind of cute, but I’m a full-grown man. It was bothering me—not because it was hard to see or anything like that, but because I was concerned about what other people might be thinking of me and my unruly hair.

This small, seemingly insignificant experience made me reflect on how often we worry about our appearance and how others perceive us. We live in a world that places a high value on outward appearances, often leading us to focus more on how we look to others rather than who we truly are inside. Yet, the Bible reminds us of a different perspective.

1 Samuel 16:7 says, “But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.’”

God sees beyond our external appearance. He looks directly at our hearts, understanding our true character and intentions. While it’s natural to care about how we present ourselves, it’s far more important to cultivate inner beauty—qualities like kindness, integrity, and love.

So, the next time you find yourself preoccupied with your outward appearance, remember that God values what’s in your heart. Strive to live in a way that is pleasing to Him, focusing on the inner qualities that reflect His love and grace.


Bible Quiz:

Question: Who is the only person in the old testament mentioned as being buried in a coffin?

Answer: Joseph Genesis 50:26

Storytime: Getting a New Toilet!

Just one More Thing!

Today's Scripture
So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. -- 2 Corinthians 5:6-8

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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.