Good Riddance, 2019

365…that is how many days God graciously gave us in 2019. If I’m being honest, 2019 was a challenging year for me.  Actually, it was THE most challenging year. I could be dramatic and add “EVER” at that end of that sentence, but I will refrain. I really want to include the scripture about the Lord restoring the years that the locust ate, but that would be over the top.

After CMB made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel Momentum, I asked God if He would reveal why He allowed Hurricane Dorian to happen. God does not owe us an explanation for anything, and I know that everything happens for a reason. My team has their own incredible stories, but I thought I would share mine with you.

On Thursday, September 5, instead of us enjoying day 2 of Momentum, my 16-year-old daughter woke up with Chicken Pox. Chicken Pox? Yes, Chicken Pox!!! Her sweet face looked miserable, brimming with poxes. As we were leaving the doctor, who treated us as if a Hazmat suit might become a necessary trend, it hit me. If Momentum had happened, things would look completely different. How would I juggle taking care of my daughter while tackling my Momentum responsibilities?  How many people would have been infected? Would we have been stuck in Orlando until her incubation period passed or would we have driven the 938 miles home? With tears running down my face, I thanked God for His sovereignty and grace.

This is just another reminder that God knows what is best.

We all face challenges that are beyond our control. It’s best to remember…“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear; I will help you.’” (Is 41:13)

We’re coming upon 2020 with another 365 days. New challenges are sure to come. May God give us the strength we need to face them.  And may He gently remind us that He knows what is best.

Michelle Younkman
CMB – Executive Director

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2021 Membership Exclusives

January – Your 2021 Radio Goals – Virtual Event
March – Radio Station Field Trip
April – A Webinar for YOUR Board
May – Virtual Mentoring Event
June – SURPRISE BENEFIT at Momentum
July – Salary Survey Webinar
August – Fundraising Webinar
September – Creative Images
October – Techsurvey Webinar
November – Radio Station Field Trip
December – Virtual Christmas Party

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Wise, Weird & Welcome: Learning and Leading with the Lepers and the Locust Eaters

We’ve all read the same books about teamwork, leadership, communication, and culture that everybody reads. We’ve mastered Maxwell, studied Sanborn, Sinek, and Sun Tzu, and liberally cribbed Collins in aborted attempts to go from good to great, but…

How’s that working out for you? 

What if you left St. Louis with an entirely new lens through which to view and act upon improvements in:

Let’s examine how this all connects together, but approach it from an entirely different angle. Don’t just think outside the box. Kick the box to the curb and start at zero.