Podcast Update – Re-posting

Greetings!

Thank you for your patience with our podcasting issues!

Part of the way through our 40 Days of Purpose, the server I had been using through the gracious help of a friend became unavailable, because the domain expired before my friend realized it.

So, while he was trying to resolve that issue, I found another friend who could help by posting files on his server. However, just after the 40 Days of Purpose, we had to use the server offsite to assist with our church’s VBS program (running Powerpoint). Then my friend took a job in a neighboring state and began commuting to the job each week. This resulted in the second server being offline!

I tried to post a few files on the small amount of webspace I had with my ISP account, but I realized that I needed something larger and, hopefully, accessible for the long haul.

So…let’s see if “three is charm” or if it will be “three strikes and you’re out!”

I discovered Ourmedia.org and archive.org which claim to offer free storage forever! I am currently uploading the podcast files to their server starting from the most recent episodes and working back to the first of the podcast episodes.

I am hoping that iTunes will update the links. I will try to see if I can ping their feed somehow.

However, now it seems that WordPress is not encapusulating the .mp3 links.  I’ve posted the blog and the .mp3s but they aren’t showing up on the podcast.  Trying to research what is happening!

Please let me know if you encounter any problems I haven’t found yet with the podcast.

Pastor Bill

40 Days of Purpose – Day 40

This is the devotional for Thursday, June 8, 2006 which is the 40th day of our 40 Days of Purpose. Our devotional today offers a summary of the material in Chapter 40 of Rick Warren’s best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Life.

If you have found this 40 Days of Purpose podcast helpful, we’d love to hear from you, so take a moment and leave your comments. It would be a great encouragement to us.

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Day 40 – Living With Purpose

Living on purpose is the only way to really live!

“For David … served the purpose of God in his own generation.” Acts 13:36 (NASB)

In the Upper Room, as Jesus was concluding his last day of ministry with his disciples before his crucifixion, he washed their feet as an example and said, “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” John 13:17 (NIV) Once you know what God wants you to do, the blessing comes in actually doing it.

You may wonder, “What about God’s will for my job or marriage or where I’m supposed to live or go to school?” Honestly, these are secondary issues in your life, and there may be multiple possibilities that would all be in God’s will for you. What matters most is that you fulfill God’s eternal purposes regardless of where you live or work or whom you marry. Those decisions should support your purposes. Focus on God’s purposes for your life, not your plans, since that’s what will last forever.

It’s easy to drift away from what matters most and slowly get off course. To prevent this, you should develop a purpose statement for your life and then review it regularly.

Imagine what it is going to be like one day, with all of us standing before the throne of God presenting our lives in deep gratitude and praise to Christ. Together we will say, “Worthy, Oh Master! Yes, our God! Take the glory! the honor! the power! You created it all; It was created because you wanted it!” Revelation 4:11 (Msg)

We will praise him for his plan and live for his purposes forever!

The memory verse for this week is Colossians 4:5 (NIV), “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.”

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Build your faith today and every day by living for God’s purposes!

Thank You for your patience! – Updated

Update: 

Thanks to Andy, I've got another server available now, so starting with today's podcast, we are on-line with a good amount of space for the time being.   My plan is to update some of the archived posts to the new server, so that folks can access the archives as well.  If there is one that you'd like to have posted, let me know.  I will probably post the "Spiritual Conversation Starters" post from before the currrent "40 Days of Purpose" series since it seems that that entry is getting the most hits from the search engines.

By the way, it has been exciting to see the growth in the hits on the site.  I added the hit counter to the blog about the time we started the "40 Days" series and by day 30 we had about 700 hits.  Not approaching a blogging record or anything, but encouraging to me, none the less.

Original Post – May 26, 2006
It seems that we have encountered a slight problem with the main server I was using to host my .mp3 (audio) files. The net result is that some of the older podcast recordings are currently unavailable. I have contacted my webmaster for my main server, so I hope to have it up and running as soon as possible. In the mean time I have re-posted the last few days' worth of .mp3 files to another smaller server, just to keep the current episodes online. Hopefully this will be transparent to all regular podcast subscribers, since I know the server was working yesterday and you should have gotten yesterday's episode if you connected in the first half of the day at least, and today I've moved the .mp3 files from Wednesday through today to a new smaller server (so they should be available if you're just downloading them now).

The problem will be that I will run out of space on my available server within a few days, so I can't guarantee more than a few days' worth of .mp3 files available until we get the main server up and running again. So…download the podcast daily, or at least every other day, and you won't miss any. Once the main server is back up the archives should be accessable again. Of course, you should be able to read them here anytime.

Thank you for your patience!