The Father's Hand

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We were on the subway, on our way back to the hotel on our last night of vacation. The train was crowded when a family of four joined us for the ride. Mom and daughter found a seat, but dad and his young son went to stand in the seam between cars. Every time the train went around a bend, the floor would bend and twist, tossing the young boy around, with a huge smile on his face. Instinctively, he reached out and grabbed onto his father, who steadied him. Then the ride smoothed and he would let go again to ride the rubber gasket between, only to lurch around the next corner.

It made me think about how I reach for the Father’s hand when the ride is rough, even when it’s where I want to be standing in the first place. I’ll have to admit there have been a few times in almost forty years in radio I have thought about being done, finding a smoother train to ride.

I returned from vacation to find financial reports that show us about $25,000 short of our fundraising goal this fiscal year, interestingly the amount we were short when the power went off during the last morning of our Spring Sharathon. There are less than thirty days left in our fiscal year to meet that goal. The train isn’t going to come off the tracks, but it did lurch. If you can help us meet that goal, you can make a secure online gift by clicking here.

Thanks for getting on the train and standing with us where all the excitement is. Now all we need to do is keep hanging on to the Father’s hand.

For 88.3 The Journey, I’m General Manager Mike Agee.

Build an Altar of Thankfulness

What do you do when the power goes off for the last two hours of your Sharathon and keeps you from reaching the goal? You praise the Lord anyway! When God did something incredible for the patriarchs and the Children of Israel, they built an altar where they could worship the Lord and remember His loving kindness for His people.

We built an altar this week one call at a time, where we could worship the Lord and celebrate His loving kindness!  More than 450 listeners contributing almost $126,000!  Thank you so much.  This altar was built with the help of many.

Thanks to almost thirty volunteers who came and answered phones, prayed with listeners and provided delicious snacks and refreshments. Thanks to the T-Shirt Factory in Cleburne for their donation of this year’s volunteer t-shirts. And thank you to Savala’s Breakfast Burritos, Mountain Coffee, Mr. Jim’s Pizza, Red House Coffee Roasters, Main Street Elite, Benbrook Chik-Fil-A, Peacock Transmissions, Keene Church, Smoothie King, Heights Church, Cookies PLZ, Alvarado Chicken Express and Olivia’s Café & Catering for the treats and meals.

Another special thank you to Danae, Wanda and the rest of my hard-working staff. They are amazing. Finally, all praise and glory to our God, who is willing to exceed abundantly in all we can think or imagine.

If you missed your chance to call in to push us over the top, you can still make a gift by clicking here.

For The Journey, I’m a tired but very thankful General Manager Mike Agee. May God richly bless you for your support of this ministry.