Welcome to the Jan. 11, 2007 Newsletter
1st Newsletter of 2007
I hope that you had a good New Years and that the holidays were not exhausting. Sometimes we need a couple of weeks to recover from our vacations and that is the case in our house as well. Whew! We did a lot of entertaining. No complaints. It was all fun. Praise God.
Anyway, I figured a few weeks off from the newsletter at the end of the year would be a good idea. The last one was December 15, so it has been almost a month.
A Christmas doh!
Now, in order to make the surprise even better, I "whined" about having to get her something because "women are hard to buy for." She gave me "the look" several times when I was routinely complaining. Finally, I dropped a couple hints that I got her an electric toothbrush (he he he he). She knows me well, so I had to play dumb, intelligently. It wasn't easy.
Anyway, on Christmas eve, as is the custom in our home, we all open one gift and leave the rest for the morning. That Eve, I gave her the mp3 player present. She was floored! Ha! Gotcha! So, I mentioned the electric toothbrush again and threw in a couple of "tomorrow morning" statements to keep her unaware. It worked great. She had no idea that in the morning she'd be getting speakers, the very ones she had eyed at a store sometime earlier! Yes! I was going to score major points, big time.
Alright, we all got up, kids were eagerly waiting, and we opened presents. It was great. The kids had a great time. Finally, it was time for me to give her "the speakers"... but, before she got to mine, she had one last present to open. She tore into it and.... to my shock..... she opened the very same set of speakers I had wrapped up for her...only, they were from her brother! Doh!
AND! she cried when she saw the speakers!
So, after she regained her composure, I gave her my present. She opened it and, well, let's just say she was suprirsed. She didn't cry over "my" speakers. I got pre-empted.
But hey, it all worked out. We took mine back to the store and she has what she needs. Now, the only problem is, what the heck do I get her for her birthday, and electric comb?
Radio Show Status
Anyway, we have until the 19th of January to decide whether or not it will continue. So far, many have come forth and donated to keep it on the air. We are presently at about $300 in monthly support. It needs to be at $500 to stay on the air. If you're one of those who has support so far, I thank you very much.
But, we don't want to stop there. If the show continues, and it looks like it will, we want to expand it into other radio stations. I figure that the more people we have listening the more callers we will get and the more interaction we will have: debates, objections, questions, etc. It is kind of like a saturation point. Once it is reached, the show will flow very nicely. Also, I will probably start a weekly study through one of the books of the New Testament. I could take a half hour 45 minutes and teach and take callers. We'll see how that goes.
If you are interested in listening to the show live, you can do that over the Internet at www.myfamilyradio.com. The link is at the top of the Radio Stations' web page. But if you want to go straight to the audio player, click here: www.myfamilyradio.com/player.html
One a side note, the podcasts of the show are being downloaded around 10,000 times a month! It looks like F & R is a hit.
Love and Hate Mail
CARM is constantly getting e-mails of thanks and praise and condemnation. Here are a few...in the raw. (At the suggestion of a reader, the hate mail is first so that the last taste in your mouth, is the love mail).