When good habits are developed early in life, they stick with you as an adult. That certainly holds true in my lifelong relationship with Family Radio. Growing up in a quiet, suburban neighborhood about thirty minutes north of New York City, Family Radio was a constant companion in our home. The knobs and dials on our small kitchen radio were irrelevant.
Today, more than thirty years later, living in the northwestern hills of New Jersey with my beautiful wife and children, not much has changed. Family Radio is still that faithful friend right by our side when breakfast is served — while my children do their homework around the kitchen table, or as we pile into the mini-van for an afternoon ride to the local farm.
I had often thought as a kid if one day I might have the opportunity to be a part of the ministry or have a short stint on the air, but never did I think it would be something I do every day. Hosting each morning blesses and challenges me to live up to Jesus’s example of “speaking the truth in love” and directing all my conversation, both on and off the air, back to the Word of God.
When not at work, I enjoy tinkering with machinery (a trait I share with Mr. Conductor from Good News Express™), cooking, gardening, and playing board games with my family. Turning Family Radio on is one of those habits I hope to never break.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6