“I got hooked on the stuff as a kid. The rush wasimmediate and fantastic. But gradually I discovered it took more and more to meet my needs. I was hooked.” The addiction? Money. Two hundred proof money.” – Choice radio spot
Eleven inspiring 60-second radio spots (and two 30-second ones) with ideas to help people live better, more simply.
The 60-second spots are written and voice by David Augsburger, long-running voice of Choice radio spots produced for about 20 years in the 70s – 90s. In true “more with less” fashion, we carefully scrutinized radio spots from the 1981 series, Choice: Living More with Less and found a number that were amazingly current for 2011 and beyond. The two 30-second spots won a Gracie award from American Women in Radio & TV in 2005.
These radio spots relate to a book published first in 1980 which sold over 115,000 copies, Living More With Less, by Doris Janzen Longacre and a 30th anniversary updated edition by Valerie Weaver-Zercher.
“But today you have rejected your God, who saves you from all your calamities and your distresses; and you have said, ‘No! but set a king over us.’ Now therefore present yourselves before the Lord by your tribes and by your clans.” — I Samuel 10:19 (NRSV) • Context: I Samuel 10:17-27
The Lord makes the poor and makes the rich, he brings low, he also exalts. He raises up the poor from the dust, he lifts the needy from the ash heap… — I Samuel 2:7-8 (NRSV) • Context: I Samuel 1:1-2:10
And the Israelites said to the Lord, “We have sinned, do to us whatever seems good to you, but deliver us this day!” So they put away the foreign gods from among them and worshiped the Lord, and he could no longer bear to see Israel suffer. — Judges 10:15-16 (NRSV) • Context: Judges 10:6-16
And the bramble said to the trees, ‘If in good faith you are anointing me king over you, then come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, let fire come out of the bramble and devour the cedars of Lebanon.’ — Judges 9:15 • Context: Judges 9:1-21
But the Lord said to him, “Peace be to you, do not fear, you shall not die.” Then Gideon built an altar there to the Lord, and called it, “The Lord is peace.” — Judges 6: 23-24a • Context: Judges 6:11-24