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By: Marcia

I was brought up in church. I knew the ways of the Lord but I didn't follow them after I left my home... my father died and I really became lost, washed from one bad decision to the next. My family never lost hope for me I know.. they continued to pray. At the age of 32 I finally achieved my bachelors and also got pregnant with my son. I was not abandoned by my family even though I was without a spouse.  After my son was born and his father decided to leave for greener pastures.  When my son approached his 5th birthday...I prayed...Lord help me... help us...let me make the right choices.  A week later I had a new place to live and 3 jobs. Life was hard, but it was honest and good. I swore off dating for a year, I concentrated on my boy, and it was good. Then when a year had past I met the most amazing guy... who had also hit his knees on the patio and said Lord if you want me single that's ok but I would really like to not be.  We started talking (we had known each other through our high school years in band) and it was amazing. He was nothing like my "dream guy" but I stood back and said God you are in charge and what I realized more than anything is that HE KNOWS WHO YOUR DREAM GUY IS EVEN IF YOU ARE TOO CLOSED OFF TO SEE IT! I am so beyond happy with my life with Andy... he is the most amazing husband and father. He adopted my son after we were married and now my life is truly complete.  I am so blessed.  Sometimes I feel like I am just too happy but I know the teenage years are coming so I will have mine soon enough.

WBGL is Making a Difference in NYC!

By: Mariah

I am from Southern Illinois and recently moved to New York City for a job. I listened to WBGL every day back at home and I really missed it and how God always spoke to me through the messages and songs played. I was struggling with homesickness and the overwhelming negativity in the city, but then one day, I remembered that there was the app that allowed me to listen from right here in NYC! Listening to WBGL here in NYC has made such a difference in my spirit and really brings a positivity to my day, when surrounded by so much negativity. It really is a blessing each and every day and I am so thankful for it!

Praise to recent prayer request

By: Laura

My husband and I are from Northern Illinois and moved to Mississippi 5 years ago for my husband's job. We kept our house in Illinois and our daughter, son-in-law, and 3 grandchildren live there. We have 4 acres with lots of trees. A  F-3 tornado went through Coal City, IL, then through Diamond and crossed I-55 headed for our properties. It did take several trees down and a lot of clean up was involved but the 4 houses are standing. No one was hurt. Tall trees all around the houses and none fell on the houses plus none were hardly damaged. So thankful. I sent a prayer request as we were headed up there and prayer for my son Jeff, who has anxiety issues and was starting a new job. He just sent me that he is doing very well on his new job. There were so many of your listeners that prayed for me. I am so thankful. All praise to God. I've been listening to your station online. I so enjoy the music and want to prayer for others like they did for me. Also there were storms on the way up there but God kept us safe all way.

Bumper sticker evangelism

By: Jen

My 2 sons (5 and 7) and I love WBGL! I was really excited when you offered stickers. I immediately ordered some and as soon as they came, I put one on the rear window of my car. The other day, one of my husband's friends (who doesn't yet have a relationship with Jesus) asks if WBGL stands for We Believe God Lives. He said he saw the sticker on my car and it made him think! I told him that I didn't know, but it was a great idea! Sowing seeds! Praise God!!

keeping faith away from home

By: Martin

I am a humanitarian aid worker currently on mission on Liberia. Working away from home and family is not easy. Ministering to my 2 kids has been challenging. As a Christian, it is also easy to wander away from faith. I miss my family, and my cell fellowship. Thanks to technology though, the distance is somewhat now manageable. I discovered WBGL and wow - today has been amazing! I found myself doing my laundry, ironing, cooking, washing dishes and having fun singing along to my favorite songs all day on WBGL. Thank you so much. I am enjoying it to the fullest!


By: Teresa

I love WBGL! It is a good wake up call. I love to listen to you guys! I just found you, and my pastor and sister listen to you every day as well. You are an inspiration to us.

My Crazy Life

By: Allison

I have recently started listening to WBGL because the other station I listened to repeated a lot of the songs. I drive an hour to and from work everyday, so I flip on the radio to keep myself entertained. Though I have always been a Christian, my past few months, and my next few months are going to be trying times, and your station has really brought me peace through it all. I am currently 3 months pregnant, and I'm getting married in 3 months. I'm trying to buy a condo/townhome with my fiance, plan a wedding, deal with first trimester yuckiness, and I work full time nights as a nurse. Needless to say, your station, and my resort to prayer to bring me peace, has really REALLY been helping me through. The song that I have found on your station that I now listen to all the time for continuous encouragement is "My Lighthouse" by Rend Collective. It makes me cry every time I listen to it because I know how true it is, and I can feel the love of God wash over me every time. I so appreciate this station and all of the love and peace it has, and will continue to bring me.

Grateful for WBGL

By: Keyosha

I wrote in for prayer due to health issues and surgery. My hysterectomy surgery went well. There was no cancer, and my ovaries were able to be saved. I thank God for all the prayers I received from WBGL and the listeners. God bless you all.... forever grateful for you.

You Saved My Life

By: Patti

Last year I was out traveling for a helping hands organization delivering Easter baskets to less fortunate kids. I was traveling down the interstate, and all of a sudden I couldn't swallow. I tried clearing my throat and that didn't work, so I started to panic. I called 911 and the next thing I know a state trooper is at my door, holding my hand telling me it will be ok. I remember a song on the radio, which was your station, and I believe God was there with me telling me it will be ok and to trust in Him. I truly believe your station saved me that day. The paramedics told me later, I kept asking, "Where did He go?". They asked who and I said, "God, He was here with me." I was told I quit breathing and they had to intubate me. The paramedics all stayed at the hospital until they knew I was going to be ok. I love you guys and your station, and I feel because of you, I am here today. Your station is the only thing I listen to at home, in my car and at work.

Finding God Again

By: Amber

I grew up with a very emotionally abusive and later on, horribly physically abusive mother. My real dad was in jail since I was a baby, and I had a stepfather that I never felt took a place as a father. I was constantly put down daily by my mother and two sisters about how I was worthless and I should kill myself. This all started by the age of about 8. My mother had a deep hatred for me because out of my three sisters I resembled my father, the man she hated the most. I began cutting at the age of 9 and hid it for years before my mother used it to her advantage to make people feel sorry for her. I tried committing suicide thousands of times and even begged God to let me just die after he had saved me numerous times from my own destruction. After I no longer felt His presence in my life due to my deep depression, I forgot Him for years and wandered down an even harder path. On my 18th birthday, my mother kicked me out. My boyfriend of 2 years at the time took me in with his family and let me live with them. I was still in a dark place of not accepting or believing in God at this time as I had felt he had forsaken me, and I couldn't understand why he would leave me with that woman. My now fiancé's mother began to bring Christ into my life again. She never forced it or pushed it on me, but the more I watched her in her faith, I began to see God again. Even after fighting it, I began to see Him little by little again. After I became a mom a year ago, I realized God gave me my daughter to help my heart heal again and to show me how to love again, since I had lost a lot of those normal things. Even though my mother still wants nothing to do with me or my daughter and our family, and I still have times where I feel upset because I'll never have that mom or dad to run to for love and understanding or help, but I've finally realized within the last year that Christ is my family and my father that I've never had. He has never forsaken me, and I have honestly felt Him so strongly in my life ever since. Every time I listen to WBGL in the morning, it gives me that moment to feel like God is speaking right to me. WBGL has truly helped me so deeply in my faith and has helped heal a lot of my emotional wounds from my mother. Thank you all for all you do! God is great!!

Growing Up With Autism

By: Sara

I was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around my neck twice. I stopped breathing, and the doctor had to run some tests to see if I had down syndrome, but I did not. I've gone to a lot of speech therapy from elementary school all the way to my final year in high school. I was diagnosed with Autism right before my 14th Birthday. I always ask, "Why do I have this disability?", but God put me on this Earth for a reason, to tell people about what it's like having autism. God and Jesus are always there for me when I'm struggling with things. Praise God for making me special.

Peace through Music

By: Lee

In May of this year, I lost my 18 year old daughter in a car accident. She was on her way home from Parkland College where she was taking a class on the New Testament. It has been difficult for us as parents, and particularly difficult for my youngest daughter. It would be easy to blame God, question God, and turn against Him. However, we have chosen to hold God close, lean on Him and turn TO Him. One of the ways we have been able to cope with this terrible loss, is by surrounding ourselves with Christian Music. Music that our daughter used to play, and even some that she wrote herself. WBGL is a daily part of our routine. It was part of our day for the years that Chelsea was with us, and will be a part of our lives as long as we are in this listening area! We "quieted our souls" and listened to what God had planned for us. The songs all remind the listener that there is joy in the victory of death for those who choose the Lord as their Savior!

You've Impacted Me :)

By: Carolina

Hello, first I would like to thank you for the song that made me feel great after a rough day. My story starts with me moving here (Rantoul) away from my whole family which was really hard. Then as a year went by, my family sorta split in half. I was gonna lose it; I didn't think I could handle it. Yet something just kept me calm and happy through horrible times. And now I know it was God! But not just Him, because I felt He worked His way and told me what to do through you guys! I thank you and Him for keeping me happy and joyful always!  :)

God Watching Over Me

By: Kim

For 27 years, I lost contact with my biological father. Last Christmas, my Brother brought a Christmas card to me and asked me to sign it. I thought the card was for my dying step father, so I said yes and immediately signed it. I quickly realized the Christmas card was not meant to be for my step father but for my biological father. Well the card was sent without thinking anything about it, and a week later, we received a card back from our father. So one thing lead to another, around Easter, we were reunited with my father. Between that time my husband's uncle had passed away suddenly, followed by step father. Then we found out my grandma had brain cancer, and she passed away in July, followed by my cousin who passed away in August of this year. Then in September, my uncle passed away, and in October, we had another family member pass away. This year there has been 6 deaths in our family. Through it all, God has been there watching over my family as has your radio station!!!! Any time I get down, I know I can turn on the radio and a song will lift me up or something that was said will encourage me. Thank you very much!!!

Listening intently

By: Mason

My family & I listen to WBGL all the time everywhere we go. It's always on the kitchen radio 24/7. It's the only station listen to in the truck - only dial on the station settings. I listen to it constantly at work with my WBGL iPhone app. I'm always pumping the Gospel to my brain with WBGL, and we love all the songs played. We know the words to all of them. We dance & praise God as the up beat songs jam about Jesus, and we slow down & praise & take in Gods amazing love through the slow praising songs. Thank you WBGL & your God loving staff of awesome Godly love for following God's plan. GOD BLESS!!