Hey Friends! I hope you are having a good week. Mine is crazy with different things going on. This past weekend was week two of trivia at Broheim’s Indoor Golf and Pub. We had another good turnout, but you can still join us every Sunday afternoon at 4. I have many friends that making their way to the Iowa State Fair. I was there last week to see For King and Country with Matt Mahr with Life 107.1. I always love meeting listeners and hearing their stories. Thursday was also the annual Des Moines East South Chamber gathering at Jalapeno Pete’s.
Friday was also another good day at the fair as well as preparing for Sunday Trivia. Monday I was hanging out at the KIX 101.1 booth on the triangle, I will be there this Sunday also. This weekend is a full weekend with trivia on Saturday at Snus Winery in Madrid, KIX 101.1 booth Sunday morning from 9-1 at the Iowa State Fair, then trivia Sunday afternoon at Broheim’s Indoor Golf and Pub.
I am thankful for all that are coming out to support the different events I am a part of. I am also working on something special for the Iowa State Fair next year. As many of you know me I am not stopping there either as my role with CISN grows, restarting my podcast with Rooster, and planning a weekly Pub Theology meeting.
I know God has a purpose for me and I am doing my best to make sure I am doing what he wants me to do. I appreciate all the prayers and support from you.
Here we are almost November 2015 and it has been an interesting year. Overall mid year has been good with challenges, obstacles, and disappointments. I have been working on so many things and I also have been back on the weight loss journey. I am down almost thirty pounds and I hope to be that and more by the end of the year.
I have been doing a podcast for almost ten years and last year I was able to get my own iHeart radio channel. I have had the channel one year and one month and I am over 13,000 listens and downloads. The average is about 250 per week and that is more than most churches have in attendance on a weekly basis. To have that many listens and downloads it humbles me that people take time out for the podcast each week.
I have had friends ask me to start my own bible study for those that have been hurt by the church. I am not sure it is a good idea because of personal issues and how people are very judgmental rather than loving and supportive. I have know many pastors that have lost their position due to mistakes because the congregation or the board crucified the pastor for the stumble.
I enjoy the podcast and it helps me with my spiritual walk and growth. I believe we have a purpose to love each other and build up one another. I grew up in church and doubt my salvation daily because I believed that no matter what I did I would never make it to heaven because I was not good enough. We are great at tearing people down and we are supposed to be people builders. Personally and professionally we should be lifting up each other daily with either a good word or a smile.
I want to be known for loving people and being their cheerleader. I want everyone I come in contact with to succeed. I know that is unrealistic because unless a person wants to succeed they will not be able to. I do my best to encourage people to be better, but they have to take the action to become better.
I want to thank everyone that is listening to my podcast, following me on Facebook, and reading my blogs. I am still working on my devotionals that I want to publish. I have thought about a kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to publish, but I am always afraid of rejection. In the past few weeks I have been told how I am different from others because I am willing to admit that I have faults and i have many faults. I am doing my best to repair my faults, but it is taking time. I know nothing happens overnight. I need patience and understanding of myself as well as others to grow myself and help others better themselves.
I was working this morning and heard a commercial that reminded me of Movember or No Shave November. It gave me an idea and I thought I would share it with you. I was planning on participating in NoShaveNovember and decided to share a challenge. When researching the November challenge it was created to bring awareness to prostate cancer. Here is my idea… I do not have a specific charity that I am supporting and I know we all have specific charities that are near to our heart.
Join me in No Shave November or Movember and take the money that you would use for shaving products or services and donate to the charity of your choice. No Shave November means you will not shave for the month or Movember means you grow a mustache during the month. The direction you decide to go is up to you. I will be sharing picture updates on twitter and facebook during the month. As we approach the holiday season this is a great way to show charity to those around us and gives you a story to share.