Monday, August 12, 2013

Unscheduled Breaks

Breaks happen. Sometimes, one break leads to another. In this case, my lovely bride's broken ankle in the midst of preparing for a move. Trying to keep up with my stuff, her stuff, taking care of her, and trying to keep up with my broadcast schedule has proven to be impossible.

I am putting the show on hiatus until after we move into our new home at the end of the month. I just can't keep up with it while packing. I suppose I could do a program, but it would not be up to the standards you've come to expect. There would be little or no prep time and only limited spiritual preparation. In good conscience, I cannot give the Lord a substandard offering. There's no glory for Him in a mediocre program.

The upside is that when we have moved, I will have a new and much improved studio. It won't be called "The Ugly Little Studio" anymore. Over the next few months, I will be making several more updates and improvements. The "Big Boy Mic" will have a new home.

As of right now, I am planning to resume broadcasts after Labor Day. As time permits, I'll keep all of you posted through blog posts. Stay tuned, gentle listener. Jesus' Outsider will be back very soon.

For those of you following the progress of Freedom Church, we will be starting further leadership recruitment once we've moved. It's not just the string of injuries we've been dealing with that has lead to this decision. There are some internal challenges that need to be addressed first. A couple of them will be accomplished by the move. We need a more accommodating space for meetings and gatherings. The new house will provide that space nicely.

For now, my studio/office will serve as the church office as well. We'll be able to use it for more private discussions and pastoral counseling. Privacy is key for most people to be comfortable sharing personal details and feelings. We can also do some leadership and media training there as well. I don't want to be the only media person in the church. In fact, other than the podcast, I would love to hand those responsibilities over to others. It's fun, but there are other things I will need to spend my time on.

Stay tuned, keep reading, updates will happen as we make progress.