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Satisfied – An Interview with Jeff Manion

This morning, we had a chance to catch up with Jeff Manion. He’s the senior teaching pastor at Ada Bible Church and the author of Satisfied – Discovering Contentment in a World of Consumption.

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Here’s the complete interview and an excerpt from the book.  Interested in hearing more?  Audio and video from the Satisfied sermon series can be found here.

Satisfied by Jeff Manion Sampler

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Switchfoot on the Morning Show!


Jerome from Switchfoot was our guest on Friday morning! Their new CD, Fading West, just came out. We asked him about lead singer Jon’s surfing injury and about the song, “Love Alone Is Worth The Fight.”

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Bob Goff on the Morning Show!

We’re so excited to introduce you to a man who has added the phrase “Love Does” to our everyday vocabulary. Here’s a link to his book on Amazon!

As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. He made friends in Uganda, and they liked him so much he became the Ugandan consul. He pursued his wife for three years before she agreed to date him. His grades weren’t good enough to get into law school, so he sat on a bench outside the Dean’s office for seven days until they finally let him enroll.

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We All Scream for “Snow Cream!”

Snow ice cream

This easy recipe has been making the rounds on social media… making ice cream from freshly fallen snow!  We have plenty of snow around West Michigan, so why not make the best use of it.  Just remember: NEVER eat the yellow snow!!


  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • CLEAN Snow


Put on your warm clothes and take the kids outside to collect 4 – 5 cups of fresh, clean snow. Don’t pack the snow, just scoop it up. Bring it in the house and set it in the freezer while you prepare the other ingredients.

Mix together the milk, vanilla, and the sugar. Stir this mixture until the sugar is dissolved. Slowly add the snow to your mixture, stirring constantly, until it is as thick as ice cream. Now it is ready to east and enjoy.

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West Michigan’s Best Sled Hills!


WCSG’s listening family shared some of the best places for sledding in West Michigan:

Ada Vista Elementary School

good for older and younger kids

Manhattan Park

good for older kids w/ a smaller hill for the young ones

Byron Center Christian School (middle school)

off Byron Center Rd.

Zion Christian School

Byron Center and 76th st.

Belknap Hill (Mary Waters Park)

corner of Lafayette and Leonard (a great hill for kids of all ages)

Provin Trails

just west of Robinette’s on 3 Mile off the E. Beltline…big hills!

Richmond Park

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504…good for older kids

Mulick Park

1761 Rosewood Avenue Southeast, Grand Rapids…great for all ages


In Rockford. Some serious tubing!

Find even more ideas through this Post on WCSG‘s facebook page!

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