Pumpkin Spice & Fall Sharathon

School is back in session.  Temperatures seem to be cooling, thank you Lord, and days are growing shorter. Labor Day is behind us and the season of all things pumpkin spice is almost upon us.

If you are new to the Journey family, you should know the arrival of pumpkin spice also means the coming of our Fall Sharathon.  I’m sure you realize, raising money isn’t the easiest task, but it’s how we stay on the air. Sharathon is also good for us, because it reminds us how God provides for this ministry. And He always does it through listeners like you.

So, I’m praying Psalm 127 for you as we put the finishing touches on our Fall Sharathon.  We’re praying God will build your house, guard your city and shower blessings on you and your family. And as you give to The Journey®, know you are part of something greater. We’re building things together that will last long after we are gone and have an impact for eternity!

Fall Sharathon starts Tuesday, Oct. 2nd. We’ll be asking you to join our team.  Will you be praying about it even now?  Perhaps you would consider an early gift to be used as a challenge for others during the event. Click here to give an early gift. And tune in during Sharathon for some big news about the future of 88.3 The Journey.  You’ll be excited as we are, I promise.

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

Number Our Days

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I’ve been thinking a lot about time recently.  It might be the fact I have spent forty years in broadcasting where we worry about seconds, not just minutes and hours. It might be its because we’re five weeks from school beginning again in the fall and I have too much to do.  Maybe it’s the paperwork I see for incoming freshman all have birthdates after 2000 now.

But I suspect it is a subconscious realization the big six zero is looming on the horizon for me this coming Spring.

Whatever the reason, time has been on my mind, since I never seem to have enough of it anymore.  Sometimes I wonder if I have ever had enough time.  I know for sure that is the thing I will enjoy the most about heaven is no longer living under the tyranny of the ticking clock.

And as I frequently do when I’m thinking about something, God whispers in my ear.  “Teach us to number our days, that we may have a heart of wisdom.”  A prayer of Moses, recorded by David in Psalm number 90.  The number of our days and wisdom.  Hmmm. Maybe I should focus less on how many days are left and spend more time on what is left to do.  Let me encourage you to spend your day well today.

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

Chicks Dig It

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Because the chicks dig it.

My phone threw this one at me the other day, a country song that I downloaded years ago apparently. Though I can’t agree with his reasoning, I have to admit I’ve been guilty once or twice. I also kind of like the chorus lyrics, though I like to think my calling is a little stronger than what the girls might notice.

Scars heal, glory fades and all we're left with
are the memories made.
Pain hurts, but only for a minute. Yeah life is short,
so go on and live it.
It don't matter if you lose or if you win it.

As I listened again, it occurred to me, I sometimes make decisions trying to avoid pain or opposition, not because it’s the right thing.  I’m aware again that it’s the journey, since my destination is already assured.  And it doesn’t matter if I win or lose, only that I’ve tried, because my victory is also assured, because of what He did.

My Bible says trouble and pain are inevitable in this life.  So, go ahead and be bold.  God honors a faith that steps out of the boat.  Maybe you get wet. Maybe you walk on water.

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