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Posts for April, 2010

Questions for the Parker family

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

The Parker family

The Parker family

We will be interviewing the Parker family kids on a future podcast.

Do you have any questions for the actors behind the voices? Let us know in the comments below and your question might be answered on a future podcast!

The first Act Like Odyssey winners receive their prize

Monday, April 26th, 2010

The cast of “Real Time,” one of the runners-up in the “Act Like Odyssey” contest visited Focus on the Family to receive their prize — copies of the “Encore” and “Platinum” collections. Other contest winners will be getting their prizes in the mail soon. And if you entered the contest, be sure to watch your mailbox for an Odyssey CD!

The cast of Real Time receives their prize!

The cast of Real Time receives their prize!

Watch their finalist video of “Real Time!”

See the winning video.

NEW VIDEO PODCAST! Contest winner revealed!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Download this episode to your computer.

Order album 51: Take it from the Top.

See the full videos:


Finalist 1 – Broken Window

Finalist 2 – Snow Day

Finalist 3 – Jumbo Fork from “Top This”

Finalist 4 – Real Time

Finalist 5 – By Dawn’s Early Light

Finalist 6 – Young Guns Bonanza

Finalist 7 – Dadenstein from “Our Father”

Finalist 8 – Sam Maritan from “The Big Broadcast”

Finalist 9 – Champ of the Camp

Finalist 10 – Fairy Tale Action News

Bob and Jesse interviewed on fan podcast

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Bob and Jesse interview a lot of people on the Official Podcast, but they have never interviewed themselves. A fan podcast called “AIO Blogcast” has stepped in to fill that gap. Hear Bob and Jesse answer questions about how they got the job, how a podcast is produced, appearing on Adventures in Odyssey, and more.

Listen to the interview now:

Learn more on the AIO Blogcast page. (Note: The AIO Blogcast is not affiliated with Focus on the Family.)

For the Birds — Devotional: Here Kitty, Kitty

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

After you’ve heard “For the Birds,” check out this devotional thought. (If you haven’t heard the episode, check out the Media Player. You can also find a station in your area.)

By Catherine Wilson

Camilla’s adventures with pets reminded me a lot of my own family’s pet experiences. Just like Camilla, my parents told me that our family was a “no-pet family.” And just like Camilla I really, really wanted a pet. Then, one day in the summer, in the empty lots behind our house I saw a creamy-white and orange tabby cat. “Hi there kitty, do you belong to somebody?” I asked. I knew it wasn’t safe to pet a strange animal and the cat wouldn’t let us get within ten feet of her. Still, I was excited. Maybe God sent this cat to our family!

Some of my neighbors and I looked for its owner, but no one came to claim her. We took turns with the neighbors leaving food for the cat, and named it Tammy. Tammy got to be more and more friendly, eventually letting us pet her. The leaves began to change color and I asked my mom again if we could keep Tammy. She finally said, “Catherine, if winter comes and that cat still doesn’t have a home, then we can talk about keeping her.” I was so close! I practically had a pet!

One day I got off the school bus and Tammy wasn’t there! One of my neighbors had taken Tammy to the vet for a check up. I thought that was nice. If Tammy was healthy, maybe that would be all my mom needed to let me adopt her! Then, after dinner, my neighbors came over to tell me more news: “Catherine! Catherine! The vet’s assistant adopted Tammy!”

How disappointing! I was so close! Like Camilla, I was sad that things didn’t go my way. I was even angry for a while. That was going to be my cat! But I had to learn that even though it wasn’t my plan, God had taken care of Tammy and now she was in a good home.

In Matthew 6, Jesus said, “look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.” Jesus is telling us that He will take care of our needs. I guess that I didn’t really need to have a cat.

Sometimes things don’t turn out the way that we hope, but we have to learn that God’s plans are bigger and better than ours, even when we don’t understand what’s happening. That vet’s assistant was probably better at taking care of cats than I would have been. I’m sure that Tammy and her owner are very happy together.

Have you ever had any adventures with pets in your family? Tell us in the comments below!


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