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Can a radio station save or restore a life?

Family dog in car at Twistee Treat Drive thru
Twistee Treat Ice Cream drive-thru (Z88.3 always on in this car)

 

Can a radio station save or restore a life?

Probably the single greatest and unexpected tool enabling folks to learn to pray constantly.

Z88.3

Every song is a prayer.

Every prayer is a blessing.

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They Are Following Our Lead
They Are Following Our Lead

Do you try to make a difference in the world around you?

What difference could a dollar a day make?

There are songs that touch people’s lives at exactly the right time. In order for this to happen often, radio stations that play these types of songs need to operate.

Z88.3, the Z as we call it in Orlando, Florida is looking for 1,700 Families to pledge $30 per month.

The Contemporary Christian Radio station is 100% listener supported, meaning there is no money from advertising.

The Z’s brand, their tag line is, “Safe For The Little Ears”!

In 1998, the Z had 28,000 monthly listeners. Now it’s 300,000.

Donations, one dollar at a time, are what grow this amazing ministry.

What’s Your Favorite Song?

A Song Can Takes Us Places
A Song Can Takes Us Places

What’s your favorite Christmas song of all time?

I mean, if you could only pick one, what would it be?

My wife’s Grammy, who died in my arms at age 93, always said Little Drummer Boy was her favorite. She went to Heaven in September 1989.

It never occurred to me back then to ask her why. Why would it have occurred to me?

Well, all these years later, “Why?” is a fun and purposeful question.

Why do you enjoy your favorite Christmas song? For no reason? Or, for some special or purposeful reason.

Hey, I realize some of you may say, “Jeff, not everything has to have a purpose.”

Right. And this is the fundamental difference between those that drift through life and those that make a difference.

I enjoy listening to “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” as much as anyone. It’s funny, unexpected, and way not serious.

But Little Drummer Boy is not only Grammy’s favorite, but mine as well. Why? because I Look for little ways to help our son understand his family’s history.

His Grandfather, Jack (not the bear), my Dad, was a drummer. He started playing drums from the moment he could hold drumsticks in his hands.

He hitch-hiked 100 miles to Philadelphia, from his row-home in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, just so he could take drum lessons from a particularly talented drummer.

He played drums in the Army band while stationed in Japan, during the Korean War.

He taught 30-minute drum lessons Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 4:00pm – 8:00pm, year round.

He played gigs on Friday and Saturday nights, year round.

As a young man, he had business cards printed. His title – “Drummer”.

From one stupid little Christmas song, a piece of our son’s family history is told, year after year.

But only if I put some thought into it.

And at Christmas, as it is all year round, it’s the thought that counts.

Audacious Authenticity The Z

Joy
Joy

Audacious. Authentic. Audacious authenticity. How’s that work for you? It works really well on my end.

As a goal, I mean – audacious authenticity. Being boldly authentic. Not conforming to status quo, but rather, conforming to faith, hope and love.

Heard the song the other day by Kirk Franklin, or maybe it was Mary Mary, with a line that goes, “Can’t take my joy devil.”

That’s it, that was the right message at the right time.

In our lifetimes we probably listen to many types of music: Rock, Rap, Country, Jazz, Reggae, Pop, Classical, Christian, Oldies, Soul, R&B, etc.

Rock & Roll has always been my favorite. And then, while living out West, Country became a new love.

But today, hands down, without a doubt, Contemporary Christian is what sustains me.

To all the great folks at Central Florida’s Contemporary Christian radio station, Z88.3, or the Z, as some call it, thank you for what you do to help God’s people when they need it.

And just speaking for myself, this is every single day. Thank you.

PS. Click here to listen on your computer. The Z is currently playing 24-hour Christmas music.

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November 2009

Stream Of Consciousness

November 10, 2009

9:30AM (exactly)

Dropped our son off at school

Late work schedule today – morning free

Sitting in my 20 year-old car, Macbook Pro on my lap

Back seat, door open, windy day

Z88.3 medium loud on the radio

Contemporary Christian Music – “Safe for the little Ears

Please pray for Kevin DeGiamamrino, his wife and child – Kevin is in Houston, again, for another Brain cancer surgery

Please pray for my Family

I’m praying for yours

Forgive the length of this post, I think

Pray for World Peace, an end to hunger, poverty, abortion, injustice, discrimination, greed

Go easy on yourself if you are really trying hard

Kick your own butt if you are wallowing in self-pity

Pray without ceasing – in everything give thanks

Consider donating to ZRadio – listening to it now

Can’t imagine life without the Z

Surrender. Self Control. Service.

Blogging to make a difference – passion, purpose, humility

Impossible is nothing