Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8
Finally, God has blessed me and another one of my dreams has come true! As you can see, I'm not just encouraging you all to follow your dreams, I'm following my own advice.
Years ago, God placed a desire in my heart to begin a radio show similar to my newspaper column. The time has finally arrived! Take a look at my promotional advertisement on this page! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, and so can you!
Sometimes, we stumble upon things, but believe me; God is always in the midst. Scripture reminds us how His ways are not our ways, and another scripture says, "All things work together for good, to them who love God and who are called according to His purpose."
It was about five years ago when I got a call from a friend, Ms. Lillian Huff, who needed a ride to visit with her close friend, Barbara Lett Simmons – her husband had died. At the time, I was training under Les Brown. And this particular day, happened to be our regular, national conference call for weekly training. I wanted to stay at home and take notes.
But by agreeing to take Ms. Huff, I received a blessing in return. While we were visiting with Ms. Simmons, Ms. Huff asked her: "What are you going to do about your radio show, you can't do it for a while under these circumstances – it will be too hard for you."
I was sitting at the table, longing to host a radio show! In fact, a few years prior to that eventful day, I had written to every African-American radio station along the East Coast, to ask if someone would give me an opportunity to host a show. I never heard back from anyone. God places a yearning in your heart when He has something for you to do. Then watch Him make a way for your purpose.
As we sat at the table, Ms. Simmons said that she hadn't given any thought to the show. Immediately, I said, "I can do your show for you." Ms. Simmons agreed, thanked me and told me what to do. I made my debut on the air, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
When she returned, she kept me on as her substitute host. Ms. Simmons had a medical emergency in 2005 and her son phoned me to say, "My mother would like for you to keep her show going, she has had a stroke and asked for you from the hospital." I hosted her show for about a year.
In fact, during Dr. Martin Luther King's holiday week in 2006, God put me in touch with a Dr. King's daughter, the late Yolanda King. She phoned in from California, and told us all about the activities that were planned in Atlanta.
See how good God is. He helps us to find our purpose. Many of you have called and sent emails to me to say "thank you." In fact, a female pastor called and left a message recently. The minister said: "Your [column] on 'Why Did My Brook Dry Up' really provided a word just for me." She said, "The article really ministered to me." She thanked me profusely. In turn, I would like to thank each and every one of you.
I'm inviting you to join me on this new journey. If you'd like to help us stay on the air, please contact me via email or at my phone number listed below. Contributions are needed. May God continue to bless each of you.