Today's Do-Over

I love this time of year.  New beginnings are in the air.

Kids head back to school with new backpacks full of fresh pink erasers and pencils with no teeth marks on them.  Our campus is awash in proud seniors who are now hesitant freshman, with a tinge of nervousness in their eyes, unsure of where they belong or what they should be doing.

And at 56, I’ll have to admit to a little nervousness and hesitance myself, as I stand in front of three new classrooms full of students, looking to me for answers to questions they don’t even know to ask yet.

Makes me thankful for the new blessings I receive from the Father every day. I’m all too quick to focus on the past, things I would change or do different or wish had never happened, always seeking the do-over. He is quick to remind me today is a new day, filled with possibilities and blessings and a chance to do today better than I did yesterday.

How are you going to spend your do-over today?

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

Thankful Hindsight

In a few days, Wanda and I will celebrate 33 years of marriage. We’ll probably go all out and celebrate with a trip to the Perot Nature Museum, with Taco Bell on the way home.

I’ll be the first to testify thirty-three years of married life is nothing short of a miracle from God. Five step-dads and abuse as a child doesn’t prepare you well for long-term relationships.  Yet Wanda saw in me something worth investing her life in, a man only she believed I could become. I testify today to the power of a godly woman’s prayers and her unconditional love.

This and closing my mother’s estate has me thinking about the path of my life. Where I would be if I had made different choices? What might my life have been if God hadn’t crossed my path with friends, teachers, mentors, my sons and my beautiful wife? With hindsight, so many of those choices are filled with darkness and despair.  I have much to be thankful for today.

Let me encourage you to take a look at your path today. Be sure to thank someone for the difference they have made in your life. Look for whose life you can make a difference in. And thank God for crossing your path.

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

We're Never Alone

“My husband and I have been laid off work since October. Just last week, he started back and hopefully it will now be full time again. On Friday, he came home and said the Lord told him to send a donation to The Journey. So, please find enclosed a check in that amount. This is a gift from God, to you, through us.

May God bless you richly as you keep His word, through music, flowing into the hearts and minds of your listening audience. Thank you for being there and uplifting us in our temporary season of lack.”

Some days, opening the mail can be a test of our faith, as the bills and demands pile up. And then, on days like today, we’re reminded we are never alone on this faith journey. Thank you for standing with us, whether you’ve been able to contribute or not. Your prayers, kind letters and emails, and sharing your time and resources with us, all testify to the Kingdom work we’re doing, together. To God be all of the glory and praise.

For the Journey, I’m a very thankful General Manager Mike Agee.