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.

I'm Sorry, Mr Agee.

“I’m sorry, Mr. Agee, that’s not a leaky water pipe in your ceiling. It’s condensation from the AC line. I’m a plumber. You’ll have to call an HVAC company to fix that. That will be $75.”

“I’m sorry, Mr. Agee, you really should replace those tires before you leave on your trip. That will be $652.”

“I’m sorry, honey, but the roof in the shed is leaking in not one place but two. We have to call the insurance agent.”

“I’m sorry, Mike, but I need those assessment reports and faculty rosters before you leave.”

“I’m sorry, Mike, but I need you at this meeting Wednesday and Thursday. It’s really important you be there.”

“I’m sorry to bother you Mr. Agee, but can you talk with a prospective student and his parents? Right now? Can I send them over?”

Sound familiar to you? Paul comforts the Philippians towards the end of his letter to them, and to me, when he said “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” If you life sounds like my, let’s hang on to that today.

I’m really looking forward to being on the road the next several days, to see friends and see our youngest son marry the love of his life. God’s got this and I’m just along for the ride.

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

Thankful

It seems to me the trip from trick or treat to Christmas wish list, straight from give me or else to I want, I want, I want is much to fast.  Somewhere in here, there used to be time set aside for some thanksgiving.  So in a spirit of resisting cultural pressure, I want to express some heartfelt thanksgiving.

I’m thankful for a warm home to live in this morning, as the nights grow chilly.  I’m thankful for a wife who loves me unconditionally and two precious sons, who still seek their father’s advice and friendship even though they’re all grown up and on their own.  I’m thankful for the opportunity to rise this morning and work at a job that challenges and fulfills me every day.  I’m thankful for colleagues who are excited about their work and are dedicated to making a difference every day in the lives of our listeners.

And I’m also thankful for thousands of people committed to the same mission of making a difference on The Journey.  Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve. Thank you for your prayers and involvement with the Journey.  What an amazing two years it has been!

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