It’s a Pokenberry Christmas | Jim Daly

One of the best things we’ve ever come up with here at Focus on the Family has been Adventures in Odyssey, our radio drama for children ages 8-12.

When it first began, a lot of people were skeptical the venture would be successful in the age of television, movies, and other visual entertainment. But our Adventures in Odyssey team members are some of the most talented people in the business. As a result of their creativity, this little radio program that could has been capturing the hearts of young and old alike for almost 30 years.

In celebration of Christmas, we’re airing a two-day episode of Odyssey that takes a unique spin on It’s a Wonderful Life. In the story, George Barclay is a pastor in Pokenberry Falls who is discouraged about his struggling church and his ability to do what God has called him to do. His crisis of faith leads to a bizarre series of events that show him what it would have been like if he had never gone to a town ruled by greed and sin.

The story is a great reminder that God puts people and situations into our lives that enable us to catch glimpses of what He is doing in and through us, even when we feel inadequate.

I hope in the midst of your Christmas celebrations today and tomorrow you can find a few minutes to gather around the radio as a family, like past generations did, and listen to this heartwarming message.

I also want to share with you an exciting an opportunity for families to enjoy a free trial of our Adventures in Odyssey Club. Members enjoy unlimited streaming, exclusive new episodes, daily devotions, and much more. Find out more about that free trial on our website.

In the meantime, enjoy “It’s a Pokenberry Christmas” on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or on our free phone app.

From all of us here at Focus on the Family to your family, Merry Christmas!

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