One thing I love doing — when I’m not hosting NewLife Praise — is gardening. Recently, while sitting down for breakfast, I picked up a copy of the local farm publication and inside was a table for early spring planting. Yes, it’s hard to believe but it’s now time to plant those spring veggies!
One of the most satisfying things in my life is to plant a seed and continually watch its progress into a mature plant. As the grandson of a farmer, I often thought that one day I might follow in his footsteps. However, the Lord had different plans for me.
In a way though, working in Christian radio is very similar to farming. Through the music and programming we are “scattering” gospel seeds over the air. Some of those gospel seeds will fall on fertile soil, others will go in one ear and out the other. But it is exciting to see and hear from those seeds that do sprout. Whether it’s the occasional email, phone call, or even folks stopping by the studios.
Christian radio stations have many different monikers depending on the market. Personally, I’ve worked at a “Rejoice”, or a “Joy”, and even an “American Family” station. This is the first “NewLife” station I’ve worked. However, I think NewLife captures what we do the best. We are sowing the seeds of new life found only through Jesus.
It’s an exciting, difficult-at-times, joyful new life. But one worth pursuing, and one worth encouraging. So as you tune in and listen along — think of NewLife FM as more than just your favorite radio station. Think of it as a farmer planting a seed of truth in the people around you (perhaps even you!) and encouraging people to grow strong in faith and love for Jesus Christ.
Thus NewLife FM!