My hair is combed and I’m wearing socks and shoes today instead of my usual flip-flops. I even shaved this morning. Why all the extra footwear and grooming? Because today is the first day of my new gig at Insight for Living.
And they like it when you wear shoes.
Here’s the scoop on IFL according their website:
Insight for Living is committed to excellence in communicating the truths of Scripture and the person of Jesus Christ in an accurate, clear, and practical manner so that people will come to an understanding of God’s plan for their lives, as well as their significant role as authentic Christians in a needy, hostile, and desperate world.
Insight for Living is best known for the daily radio broadcast featuring Chuck Swindoll which is broadcast to hundreds of outlets across the North America and worldwide. I’ll be working with the great crew that produces these broadcasts, but instead of radio I’m focusing on expanding their video offerings on the IFL website and for publication (Pun intended).
If you know me, then you know that things like “excellence in communicating” and “accurate, clear, and practical” truth from Scripture are exactly the kinds of things I’m interested in. That’s why I’m jumping on board with IFL. It’s an opportunity to grow my skills as a communicator while doing something I believe in at the same time. Such opportunities are rare.
The way all the circumstances lined up for me to join the IFL crew was a God thing. I’ve enjoyed IFL’s work for years, so it’s hard to believe that I’ll now be below deck pulling on the oars. Like any other journey, there will be ups and downs. But getting there is half the fun, right?
Except the wearing shoes part. And the shaving part. But if that’s what it takes to hop aboard for this next leg of the voyage, then hand me a pair of socks and razor.