Nov 17, 2019
As 2019 comes to an end, I'm taking a break from the podcast.
So, between now and the end of the year, you're going to hear a
series of encore episodes. These are episodes that I selected from
among the early days of the podcast because I think they have a
great message for you—an evergreen message you might call it. Each
encore episode will feature only a portion of the original
interview, so I encourage you to go back to that episode if you
want to hear all of it.
The first encore episode I want to share with you comes from
episode 2, and in that episode, Managing Editor Karen Fliedner
interviewed Lieutenant James Rader, who flew multiple
search-and-rescue missions in the Houston area during Hurricane
In fact, Lt. Rader was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
on Oct. 9, 2019, for extraordinary achievement while participating
in life-saving rescue operations during the hurricane as he flew
under 200-foot cloud ceilings, navigated unlit towers and exhaust
stacks in near-zero visibility to conduct multiple search and
rescue missions including medivacing a two-year old girl, as well
as a patient who required specialized medical care due to their
And while the stories that Lt. Rader recounts are pretty
awesome, I found two other points he made during the podcast even
more profound. First, he shares his thoughts on where is God during
the middle of both our literal and figurative storms of life. And
second, he talks about his identity in Christ being foremost in his
life—even above his profession.
// Two questions as you listen:
1. Where is God during the storms of your life?
2. Where do you put your identity—career or Christ?