January 1, 2010
With the ending of 2009 looming within less than 2 hours of this writing and beginning of 2010 at hand, I am getting ready to start my new podcast. For anyone that listens to the first one, please don't give up on it. I am just feeling the waters and want everyone to be involved. Email me your input, send audio files, whatever you want. Over time I want this to evolve into a community of interesting people.
My first topic will be heavy, about violence in our society and what I see currently (but let's not get too morbid or heavy). Send me your thoughts and comments, before or after. I won't be podcasting until around the 10th or so; I will let you know when I am ready to go.
Until then, wishing you a most joyeous, eventful and prosperous new year for 2010.
December 21, 2009
Well, it's December 21. I will be officially starting my Christmas shopping today. I wish we could put a 2 gift $200 limit and be done with it, but it is about merchandising and each generation seems to get more involved. I don't think God ever had the idea of "getting", it seems to me it started out as His gift to fallen man to redeem him from his destruction. That's alot different than an iPod or Wii game, or an expensive piece of jewelery or... the list can go on and on.
I don't have a lot of close family; a brother and a sister, each having their own kids. My wife and I don't (not by our choice) so we do what we can. I just can't seem to get in the "spirit" this year but being out and about helps me.
Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with getting excited to celebrate the coming of our Saviour, I just need help in the other area.
Have a blessed and Merry Christmas. For those of you lacking enthusiasm because of something similar to what I have written, read the Bible, especially the account of Jesus in the beginning of the book of Luke (New Testament) and plug in to the real meaning and you can have a very Merry Christmas.
December 17, 2009
Today I am taking a minute to bid farewell to Fred Honsberger, a local radio newsman/talkshow host/radio personality who came to our fare city of Pittsburgh about 30 years ago and over time, became one of the most interesting people to talk to, hear and converse with. He was a most excellent as well as opinionated moderator and was very well respected by so many people from different sides of each topic of conversation. He was downright cool.
A few years ago I shared a couple emails with him to discuss my future and career I had put on hold. I found his answers to be direct and honest and had always thought I should have replied and consulted with him, but I never took the time or ventured out to question him more in depth. I thought about it often and now I really wish I had!
Anyone out there who is searching or not sure about who you are or where your future can take you - don't ever fail to take a step, or step out. You may just miss a golden opportunity you can never get back. I know I did.
I know it is too late to tell him, but to Mrs. Honsberger and his family I pray for God's guidance in the future and don't ever forget what a privilege you had to live with Fred for the time you had him.
December 10, 2009
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December 6, 2009
My name is David. I live in the Greater Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) area of the United States and am here to just say hello for now.
I will be starting a podcast in January and hope you will tune in. The format I plan on using will be to entertain you as well as stimulate you to thinking about your world and the culture surrounding you. As an American, I see a culture which is constantly changing but also was, from its inception, established on what we consider a traditional standard of living that I see daily being challenged for the good as well as evil.
Our purpose is to help to guide the listener safely through our culture to make the necessary life decisions and possibly inspire you to change it as well as discern the signs of the times in which we live, where we have come from and where we are going.
You should also be aware that in the world we live this doesn't only apply to me as an American, but also people all over the world. We are connected through so many ways, including the world wide web, so that what affects a person on one side of the world affects someone on the other side at the same time.
This blog site is designed to go along side of the podcast to let you know what to expect before each show and also give you an easy way to post your response and feedback, which I may choose to include in later shows. Audio clips may also be used, at my discretion.
Please do not use profanity, vulgarity or any type of communication that would be considered offensive or inappropriate as to respect all that would be involved with this site.
I encourage you to give me thoughts and feedback as we go together on this journey and hope to hear from you.!