Start your day the uplifting way: The LifeSongs Morning Show with Josh, weekday mornings 6-10am on LifeSongs!
Recently heard on the morning show…
3/22 – Julia – The newest Muppet on Sesame Street has autism. And what a story it is.
3/16 – Mike Donehey makes leading worship look easy. But it ain’t. And he’s truly awesome. Here.
3/15 – Colton Dixon – His hair isn’t even the greatest thing about him. And it’s ridiculously great. See?
2/22 – Stupid Spain – They gave up THE BEST THING ABOUT AMERICA!
2/14 – Valentine’s Day – Josh’s 5 Tips to a Stellar Valentine’s Day
1. Picture book time – grab the old wedding album and explore it with the kids. Show them Great Aunt Agnes and Crazy Uncle Mike. Talk about the day – the drama – the excitement.
2. Candlelit dinner is always a way to encourage intimacy – even if you are just having leftover chili mac – set the mood. Dim the lights, light the candles – and let the flickering flames fan the romance.
3. Dinner and a movie has once again topped the “Best Date Night” survey. Another survey says The Notebook is the most Romantic movie you can watch. I, personally, think Joe Vs. The Volcano is way more romantic. And way less depressing.
4. Pick a challenging recipe off of your Pinterest page – go get all the weird ingredients – put on some fun music and get the whole family involved in the preparation. It might turn out a total failure, but dancing in the kitchen might be one of the greatest things about your day.
5. Groupon a weekend getaway in the Quarter (for after Mardi Gras). You can save a bundle – and be a tourist in your hometown. There are some awesome 4 and 5 star hotels with private courtyards and of course amazing food to explore.
2/6 – Best Superbowl Commercial – by a mile THIS was the best laugh-out-loud moment.
2/2 – Groundhog Day – You can actually watch a live feed of the festivities!
1/30 – National Bubble Wrap Day – Sometimes you just need a quick POP.
1/23 – Be A Scribe – Write out “God is Good All the Time” on a piece of paper and post it on my FB Live video about Handwriting!
1/18 – Dinosaurs Are Real – Never go to Florida.
1/11 – JoJo’s Blacklist – Somethings need to go away. Like now.
1/10 – Houseplant Appreciation Day – Yep, it’s a real thing. And nope, I did not remember to water the plants…
1/3 – Mission Accomplished – Did you actually knock out any of last year’s resolutions? Any at all… even one?
12/21 – Superpower – Josh can write a perfect Hallmark Christmas movie with just a few details. Put him to the test!
12/14 – #2 – Only we can decide who is the second best holiday beverage (Hot Chocolate is easily #1).
12/12 – SaintsFail – Maybe our season is over. Maybe it was disappointing. But one thing is certain: It could be worse. We could be Cleveland.
12/9 – Christmas vs Pets – Sometimes our Christmas cheer becomes their Christmas playground…
12/1 – Chris Tomlin – The Jolly Elf of Worship, some call him. Well … Josh calls him that. Chris Tomlin!
11/30 – Christmas Trees – It’s weird that we put a try in the middle of the house right? Here’s WHY.
11/15 – Want a perfect turkey? Follow THESE instructions. You are welcome.
11/14 – Super Moon! Wow… it’s so big and bright… and gone. Now we wait…
11/9 – Scrapple. Sure, sure, there was a national election yesterday… but Scrapple.
11/4 – Mark Romig is calling in to get us walking around a cemetery and stopping diabetes!
11/3 – Ellie “My New Favorite Person” Holcomb spent some time hanging out at LifeSongs. She’s literally The Best.
11/2 – Leftover Candy Casserole – Check out these (wackadoodle) recipes for using leftover Halloween candy. Or, you know, just eat the candy.
10/31 – Halloween Tradition – This goes back to a simpler, weirder time. Witch’s Invitation.
10/27 – #ThankfulThursday – It’s time to let your pastor know just how thankful you are.
10/26 – Rise of the Machines – KOBI might just be your new best robotic friend.
10/24 – School Shootings – JoJo saw I’m Not Ashamed over the weekend. Powerful and intense. Faith-based films are kicking it up a notch.
10/20 – State By State – A breakdown of the favorite candy in each of the United States… LA #epicfail
10/18 – Night Out Against Crime – The Greater New Orleans area celebrates a night out against crime TONIGHT!
10/10 – Pierre & King Cake Baby – USA Today would have us believe these lovable mascots are “creepy”…
9/27 – Leash Law Gone Wild – Would you put your cat on a leash?
9/22 – #ThankfulThursday – Check out these stories of heroism involving the Cajun Navy!
9/20 – One Ping Pong to Rule Them All – They are bored in Japan. And we are reaping the benefit…
9/14 – Disney Ruins Gumbo – I’m sorry, Mickey, but there is no kale in Gumbo.
9/7 – Sick Kids – Are you a smother-them-with-love or whip-them-into-shape kind of parent?
8/31 – Diatomaceous Earth Day – Because it’s dirt you can eat, clean a pool with & only celebrate today…
8/30 – It’s Personal – James shares his heartache as his family guts their homes in Ruston.
8/11 – Rod Stewart – You remember this song? The Three Musketeers was an awesome movie. Is it on Netflix?
8/3 – National Watermelon Day – Turns out, there is a BETTER WAY to cut watermelon.
7/19 – Seth & Nirva – Did you hear THIS AWESOME SONG at 6:00 am? It’s perfect for our world right now.
7/6 – Sky Sliding – “Hey, let’s put a slide on the outside of a skyscraper” – A Crazy Person
6/27 – Give us Freedom or at least a cup ‘o joe! – Win FREE LifeSongs Blend Coffee!
6/24 – Zephyrs Forever – A name change is imminent… but we can do better than Baby Cakes.
6/21 – Cheerio Challenge – Watch This – and then try it on your sleeping angels!
6/20 – National Kouign Amann Day – Pastry? Yes, please. La Petite Sophie Patisserie
6/17 – Weekend Plans – James filled us in on some epic weekend events!
6/16 – Mustache! – Ever wonder what your favorite Christian artists would look like with a lip-rug?
6/15 – Chick-Fil-A On A Sunday – An Orlando Chick-Fil-A opened this past Sunday and didn’t make a dime…
6/3 – Coffee With Cops – Local officers would love to chat with you over a cup of joe! Click Here FMI!
5/25 – Laugh Til You Cry – If we were all as joyful as this Happy Chewbacca…
5/24 – Team Blake – Remember that time we talked with Blake Shelton about Jesus? #cray
4/28 – Attitude of Gratitude – Today is #ThankfulThursday – so share who/what you are thankful for!
4/27 – Mom Moments – Have a story to share but haven’t connected on the phone? Try here!
4/18 – Greatest Kiwi Ever? We loved chatting with Phil Joel of Zealand Worship!
4/6 – Stalker Alert – Have you ever launched yourself at a famous person without thinking “Is this totally legal?”
4/5 – Flying Selfie Stick – Because who wouldn’t want a robot helicopter flying around taking pictures like an FBI drone?
3/30 – WinterJam – All week long we are chatting with jamtastic WinterJam bands!
3/16 – St. Patrick’s Day – Why wear green? Who was St. Patrick? Thank God for the Veggietales!
2/18 – Flavor Swap – Get the lowdown – eat some chips – win $250k!
2/16 – Can Anyone Land This Plane? – Be prepared for the worst. Learn how to land a 737!
2/3 – Wake Up! – Doctors agree – we all are doing a terrible job at getting up the right way…
2/2 – Happy Groundhog Day – The meteorological rodent says “Early Spring!” And so did John Tibbs!
1/26 – Rules of the Sky – Check out these tips straight from the flight attendants themselves!
1/13 – Bedtime Snacks – Need some healthy snacking options? Click here.
1/5 – Relax With A Donkey – Baby Donkey + Hammock = Best Thing Ever
12/23 – How To Be Hospitable – Check out THESE TIPS to being the best host/hostess this holiday season!
12/8 – Happy Birthday, JoJo!
12/4 – Frosted Windows: JoJo says “1 part rubbing alcohol to 3 parts water in a spray bottle – spray liberally on frosted windshield, then turn on windshield wipers for a quick fix” (Thanks John!)
12/3 – Christmas Lights: Colorful or Classic White? Weigh-in!
12/2 – Xmas Netflix & Chill – What are your go-to Christmas movies?
12/1 – #GivingTuesday – Forget Black Friday & Cyber Monday – TODAY is the real jam!
11/24 – Butterball Q&A – When your turkey queries go beyond “How long do I cook it…”
11/23 – Turkey Talk – Need some pointers for your Thanksgiving feast? Butterball has got your back!
11/20 – Kutless – Josh & JoJo spoke with James Mead of Kutless – Thanksgiving, beard oils & Surrender!
10/29 – Chris August loves this time of year…
10/28 – Candy of Yesteryear – Some of the best stuff is no longer available in the US…
10/27 – #PizzaMonth – Where can you grab the absolutely BEST pizza?
10/22 – Google Costumes: Each state has a unique identity… and weird costume ideas…
10/20 – Road Trip! Grab the fam and head to Pensacola, FL – for an EPIC Big Daddy Weave Road Trip!
10/12 – Woodlawn – All week we’re giving away tickets to the latest Faith (and Football)-based film Woodlawn!
10/05 – Praise & Prayer Day – Today we celebrate God’s providence and blessings – How has He shaped you?
10/02 – Instagram THIS – What are the most Instagrammed spots in every single state?
9/22 – White Chocolate Day – A day to celebrate a LIE! (It’s not chocolate! Don’t believe the liars!)
9/14 – SYATP – Somehow it became the middle of September, which means soon: See You At The Pole!
9/2 – Farmers’ Market Mayhem – What good is local produce, if you can’t pronounce the names of the exotic vegetables…
8/31 – Faith-based Film – War Room came in No. 2 at the Box Office this weekend, raking in $11 million. Star Wars Episode VII is forecast to top that by a bit this December…
8/28 – Kiss Me, I’m Irish! Things took an Irish turn on the show this morning – with Gareth Gilkeson of Rend Collective!
8/27 – Field TRIP! Watch where you fall, if you are around expensive art…
8/24 – Make Back To School… FUN! There are ways to transition to this new season.
8/19 – Back To School Mini-Dates: Take the time to work on your marriage – while the kids are away at school!
8/18 – Clean House, Clean Heart – Well that might be an exaggeration, but these might help…
8/14 – True MC, No Slack On The Track – It’s not everyday that you get to talk to the voice of a generation…
8/13 – Happy Lefthanders Day! Left-handed folks often get a bad rap in art, history, mythology… yep, mostly it’s all bad.
8/12 – Mid-Week Slump Busting – Don’t get wiped out by the week – use Wednesday as a mid-week fuel stop!
8/5 – Back To School Safety Patrol: Don’t get hurt trying to learn! CLICK HERE!
8/3 – Coffee Grinds, Science & You! Don’t toss those coffee grinds – put them to work for you!
7/31 – Back To School: This weekend is your last chance to make a difference with the LifeSongs Back To School Project! Also – want more info about Bobby Bowden’s 2015 FCA Kick Off Rally? Call 504-582-1972!
7/29 – Happy Outcry Day! Need a quick guide to hand raising during worship? John Acuff has you covered!
7/27 – Summer Is Almost Over! But don’t let that stop you from re-connecting with your family.
7/20 – No AC? No Problemo! Ok, maybe a little problemo… but these TIPS should help.
7/16 – #TasteTestThu: Jelly Belly Edition – So. Much. SUGAR!
7/14 – Cow Appreciation Day: Dress up like a cow – get free Chick Fil-A. It’s a good thing.
7/7 – Travelling With Tots: Children + Travel = One of Dante’s Rings of the Inferno. Here’s HELP!
7/6 – Coffee: A How To. We have consistently been sabotaging ourselves when it comes to coffee. Thankfully, this.
7/2 – #TasteTestThu – Creole Creamery Ice Cream. 22 Flavors. 1 definitive winner. (It’s a hard job, but someone had to do it)
7/1 – International Joke Day: What’s red, white, blue, and green? A patriotic turtle!
6/29 – UNSEND – We’ve all accidentally hit Send or Reply-All at the wrong time. Good news. Now you can TAKE. IT. BACK.
6/25 – #TasteTestThu – We had to wash down last week’s French Fries with some SWEET TEA!
6/23 – Let It Go Day is the perfect occasion to stop wasting your energy on negative feelings and focus on the positive. Here’s our list of things we can all Let Go!
Disappointment in the Star Wars prequels
People who don’t use blinkers
People who say “same difference”
People who say anything more than 100%
People who ax a question instead of asking a question
People who are not blind or have eye issues but still wear sunglasses inside or at night
Luke from from All Things New’s bowling score last night
Trying to convince Josh that essential oils are legit
6/19 – Terrible Father’s Day Gifts: There are good gifts to give your Dad. These are not those.
– Paperweight – or desk figurine
– T-Shirt for mom that says “I’m With Stupid”
– A discount Valentine’s Day Teddy Bear
– Laundry Detergent and Toilet Paper (Roll Tide!)
– LED light up Belt Buckle
– A tie featuring pictures of his babies (He’ll NEVER wear it)
– A printed out certificate for World’s Best Dad.
– Man Spanx. (Girdle) There are better times to hint that he needs to work on his DadBod.
– A movie replica sword out of SkyMall. If Dad wants a sword, he’ll forge it himself. Like a man.
– The Absolute Worst Gift: Added Responsibilities
6/18 – #TasteTestThu: Fries. Get the break-down on fast food fries HERE!
6/17 – Eat Your Veggies Day – if we’re going to celebrate Fudge Day… Click here for some amazing Summer Veggie Recipes!
6/15 – The History of Coffee: Professor Josh taught JoJo Coffee 101 at the School of Life.
6/11 – #TasteTestThu: Hot Pockets. After a week of scorched mouths – we’ve got the rankings of the best and worst Hot Pockets $15 can buy at the grocery store…
- Pepperoni Pizza – 9 (It tasted just like pepperoni pizza. “That’s just good.” – Josh.)
- 2 & 3. Bacon Cheddar Cheese Melt – 8 (The pretzel crust set this one apart. It was the best crust overall.)/ Meatballs & Mozzarella – 8 (This is Julie’s favorite. “I really liked this one, because it tasted just like my favorite Hamburger Helper – Cheesy Italian Shells.”)
- Philly Steak & Cheese – 7.5 (I’ve never had a real Philly Cheese Steak, but Josh said it didn’t taste like one. However it did taste good.)
- Four Meat & Four Cheese Pizza – 6 (This one might be unfairly judged. The first bite was cold. And we just couldn’t get over that.)
- Cheddar Cheeseburger – 5 (Tasted like a cheeseburger, complete with pickle. But not in a good way.)
- Chicken Broccoli Cheddar – 3.5 (Which is the lowest score yet on Taste Test Thursday. Very bland. The croissant crust was the only redeeming quality.)
6/10 – Road Trip! Be sure to prepare your vehicle for your next journey. Also, pack lots of snacks. And wipes.
6/9 – So gross. Stuff we use every day needs some serious disinfectant…
6/8 – Weird Stuff in Coffee: Cream & Sugar – that is all that should be acceptable. But this is America…
6/5 – Happy National Donut Day! (Why are all of these about food?) NOLA is home to the second best donut shop in America!
6/4 – #TasteTestThu: Frozen Yogurt. Here are the scientific results of our taste test:
#1 – It’s a TIE! Death by Chocolate (9) & Almond (9) both came in at near perfect scores!
#2 – Pomegranate (8)
#3 – Chocolate Hazelnut (7)
#4 – Honey Graham Cracker (6.5)
#5 – A FOUR-WAY TIE (so basically all the rest we tried)! Coffee (6) Vanilla (6) Birthday cake (6) & Tart (6)
6/2 – Breakfast of (fussy) champions! There’s an art to making great toast. And it’s a bit time consuming…
6/1 – What’s your coffee say about you? Whether you drink it black or mixed with ice & sugar, coffee has your number!
5/29 – Now you can be a little mermaid! But like most careers, you have to go to school for it…
5/28 – #TasteTestThu returns! This week … health food.
5/27 – Summer Jobs! They’re harder to find, and you might not actually have a Summer break anymore… but money.
5/26 – New Orleans Kids Probs. Growing up in NOLA gives us some … unique perspectives.
5/21 – Pop Tart #TasteTestThu! The winner(s) are Peanut Butter and Cinnamon Roll – both with a 9.5! Suggest future #TasteTestThu options here!
5/20 – He’s baaaack! McDonalds is re-introducing the iconic Hamburglar, but with a new look. Check it.
5/19 – Baby Names: The Social Security annual baby name list is out. Once again, Optimus Prime did not crack the Top 10.
5/15 – Joel of for KING & COUNTRY keepin’ it real with J&J. LISTEN.
5/14 – Chicken Dance Day: Hands at the ready… and DANCE!
5/8 – Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Click here to check out Josh’s guide to Mother’s Day gift-giving on Pinterest!