Back On The Air

Well, after a fashion anyway. We’re using our Shoutcast server’s Auto DJ option instead of running the broadcast software from the studio. I’ve uploaded over 2 gigabytes of music, about 300 songs or so, so it should be able to run for several hours without too many repeats.

We’ll broadcast from the studio on Thursday evenings. I’m still working on the lineup, so stay tuned!

Today”s Thought

♫ There’s within my heart a melody, Jesus whispers sweet and low, Fear not I am with thee peace be still, In all of life’s ebb and flow.  Chorus: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, sweetest name I know, Fills my every longing, Keeps me singing as I go. ♫  This the first verse and chorus to the “well seasoned” hymn, “He Keeps Me Sing”.  As born again Christians we should have a song in our hearts at all times.  I’ve found when I am at my lowest, the song that Jesus gives me uplifts my faith.  I trust you have that song in your heart and Jesus keeps you singing.  God bless!

Changes in the Air

I’ve been struggling and praying the last several weeks with a problem. Our aging studio computer. It simply is no longer up to the task of broadcasting 24/7. When I arose this morning, it was locked up. I have no idea how long we were off the air.

It’s locked up 7 times in the last 12 hours…each time shutting the broadcast off. Had I not been off work, and around to reboot it, we’d have been off the air all day.

If I had the money to go out and purchase a new system, and the upgraded broadcast software we really need, I’d do it in a heartbeat. But I don’t. But God IS in control, and IS providing. Next month I make a final car payment. Then I’ll have to pay my 2014 property taxes on our home. But by Spring, I’ll have some liquid cash again. At that point, we can make a move.

This has not been an easy decision, and I trust in God’s guidance and direction.

Until the computer can be replaced, 24/7 broadcasts are off the air. We’ll continue to broadcast an extended broadcast on Thursday evenings, including two church services, Hope Speaks from Hope Church of Sparta, and the live Thursday Night Meeting with great music and Pastor Mike Wilkins preaching. And we’ll continue to carry sermons on the website in podcast format. I’ll also work with Brother Rick Smith to carry his “Real Talk” broadcast every Monday through Friday here on the website in podcast format.

For our partner broadcasters with affiliate programs, effective immediately, your shows are off the air at Radio CIA, and I apologize for that, with the promise that we’ll be airing you again as soon as the studio computer can be replaced.

For our listeners, I’m not asking for donations. Just your continued support and prayer.

Thanks. It’s all for Him.

Mike

Today’s Thought

♫ If it had not been for the Lord on my side, Where would I be, Where would I be….♫  I can imagine where I would be, but not in front of my computer typing this post.  God in His mercy has been so good to me and I know to many of you.  So let’s praise Him and tell those we come in contact with about His goodness.  God bless!

Today’s Thought

♫ I don’t regret a mile I’ve traveled for the Lord……. ♫  I can still hear Howard Goodman singing this song.  I too have to say I don’t regret any miles I’ve traveled for the Lord.  My only regret is that I could have done more.  Let’s determine today to take every opportunity we get to fulfill what God calls us to do.  God bless!

Today’s Thought

Many of us are impatient people.  We don’t like waiting for things to happen.  I know that right now I’m impatient with the progress of getting my strength back.  Those things seem to be normal.  What isn’t normal is being impatient with God.  He has His own timetable and we need to learn that His timing is the best timing.  God bless!

Today’s Thought

♫ I come to the garden alone where the dew is still on the roses….. ♫ In The Garden is one of my favorite hymns.  There is nothing sweeter than to get alone with the Lord.  I trust we take some time every day to just get alone with the Lord to worship and praise Him. The Word says He inhabits the praises of His people.  God bless!

Today’s Thought

How often do we question God?  If we truly trust Him, we have to believe that He has our best interests at heart,  We find at times it’s easier to complain than to continue to walk by faith.  Today let’s determine to hold on to God’s promises in His Word and allow the Holy Spirit to guide our thoughts and actions.  God bless!

Today’s Thought

♫ Every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before, Every day with Jesus I love him more and more, Jesus saves and keeps me and He’s the one I’m waiting for, Every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before. ♫  I remember singing this chorus while growing up in church.  It still caries a true message, every day is sweeter with Jesus and He saved us and keeps us.  Show Him your today.  God bless!

Today’s Thought

♫ There’s a longing in my heart for Jesus, There’s a longing in my heart to see His face, I am weary oh so weary while traveling here below….. ♫  There are times when if we would give in to our human thoughts, we would feel like giving up and long to see Jesus face to face.  But, until that day comes let’s continue to do the tasks set before us.  God bless!