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Topic: Rejoicing (11/22/04)

TITLE: Rejoicing On The Journey, Radio Style
By Annette Agnello
11/27/04

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Thanksgiving this year meant traveling and lots of it. We were journeying from our home in Virginia to my father-in-law's ancestral home in Louisiana, just over a thousand miles each direction. We were driving, and the radio was a great way to break the boredom.

All the way from Virginia to Louisiana there was rejoicing on the airways. Christian stations were singing the Lord's praises. Styles differed, ranging from traditional hymns with big band backing to some fellow singing "Shout to the Lord". Trust me Darlene Zsech does a much better job with the wonderful song she wrote than the gentleman from Alabama. From one end of the country to the other there was rejoicing and singing praises to the Lord.

Also on the radio you will find interviews, news, and sermons. One of these interviews was a particular blessing to my husband and I. Mario is studying for the ministry and one of the classes he is now taking is about "Marriage and the Family" which was to be using the well known book, “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. When he found this out, Mario decided to read the book we already had of Chapman's “Covenant Marriage.” My dear husband suggested I might want to read the book it when he finished to make our marriage grow. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with our marriage; the book is designed to take what you have and make it even better. Well, we heard an interview Monday evening while passing through South Carolina that was to our delight was Rev Chapman. He was discussing both of these books. As we were starting to loose the signal we learned it was a two part interview to be continued the next day. Tuesday morning we picked up another station that airs "Focus on the Family" which aired part two in Georgia. Thank the Lord for syndication which lets the various stations air shows at the time of their choosing by the time it would have been broadcast in South Carolina, we had arrived at our destination and were talking with family instead of riding in the car any longer, the Georgia broadcast was at the perfect time for us to hear the rest of the interview. We rejoice in the Biblical teaching Chapman brings to the subject of marriage.

At the end of the trip you finally get to another kind of rejoicing. You are no longer jammed in a car like sardines in a can. You see family and feast on more food than you have any business eating. You have a few days to rest before you get to do the whole trip in reverse.


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Phyllis Inniss 12/01/04
It feels so good when we can get inspirational talks on the radio, especially on topics we would like to know more about. Blessings.
Lois Jennison Tribble12/01/04
Praise the Lord for Christian broadcasting, and thanks for the reminder to keep tuned in! It truly can turn an ordinary trip into a meaningful journey. Thanks for this entry, Annette!