Several years ago the antenna on my van snapped off. After a while, Mr. OverKill ordered a new one and attempted to install it. Unfortunately, in our van to replace the antenna you basically have to remove the entire dash board. He asked if it was that big of a deal to me…if so, he would take a day and replace it. I told him not to worry about it. I’d rather spend the day with him than have an antenna. Now, it has become a family joke. For the lat few years without the antenna I could receive 3 channels, local country, local easy listening, and 1 Christian Contemporary station. Which was fine…for a while. Sadly, now I only get the locals channels because the Christian station “upgraded” their towers and now I don’t get that one without static. Blech!
Then, last summer Mr. OverKill and I went away for the weekend and we had to take my mom’s car so she could have the van to transport the kids. Guess what I discovered? Channels!!!! Variety! So, I’ve been working on finding alternatives, rather unsuccessfully. Sure I could put music on an mp3 player, but we all know that gets olds after a few days, and well, I’m cheap. But we’ve been over that character quality before :)
Last week when I took the kids to the “big city” for Bubba’s orthodontists appointment I remembered “channels!” So I flipped the radio on and hit scan. A few stations that popped up made the kids look at me like I had three heads. Then, I heard a voice….and familiar voice….a preacher….who was that guy???? Alistair….Alistair…Alistair Begg. My first thought was, “How on earth can I remember this guy’s name, but not why I wanted across the house????” When the program ended, I found out, sure enough it was Alistair Begg! I asked my parents later and found out that we did indeed listen to him in the car when I was younger.
It really blew me away how hearing a voice for 3 seconds made me remember someone I hadn’t heard in years! I left the radio on that station and found out that it was Moody Radio. Later in the day I discovered that they have an app with multiple station choices. I have been enjoying it thoroughly, and the children have as well.
Since that day, a thought came to me, “What voices am I programming into my kiddos heads?” What voice will they heard 25 years from now, and say “Stop! I know that voice!” That thought has made me more mindful of the voices that I am allowing to take up residence in my kiddos memories.
If you want to be blessed, go check out Moody Radio. They have a station on their app that is only preaching, one that is contemporary worship, and a traditional sacred Christian music. Their Contemporary Christian station is great because they play new songs and (ah-hem) older songs that I remember from when I was a child. It’s great!!!
*These are my own opinions, I received no compensation from Moody Radio, nor am I affiliated with them.