When Dorie first heard 630 KCIS, she was only 11 years old. Six decades later, she’s listening to KCIS every day.
Dorie’s father loved KCIS—back when our station was still called KGDN. He’d met founder Mike Martin, and was passionate about Mike’s Christian ministry. “I remember it because I really admired my daddy,’ she says.
Throughout her life, Dorie says KCIS has been a spiritual beacon. “After I had my 5th child, I became a single mom,” she says. “I had it on day and night, practically. I would read in the evening, after the children went to bed. At night time, or early in the morning. I just counted on it to help set my day.’
Listening to KCIS gave her practical advice and insight for raising Christian children. It also helped Dorie develop her personal relationship with God. ‘It pointed me to my Lord,” she says. “It pointed me to where I needed to keep my focus.’
Her children grew up with KCIS in their kitchen. Sometimes, they’d sing and dance together while listening. She always knew when Focus on the Family’s children’s programs were on.
Today, Dorie has 13 grandchildren—7 girls and 6 boys. During every visit, she gives each one a hug and a kiss. She always makes a point to say, “I love you.”
As her grandchildren grow up—whatever struggles they might face—Dorie wants them to remember Grandma always loved me. She always kissed me. Like so many things she hears on KCIS, it’s something she can put in action in her life.
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