Thursday, January 15

A Gilead Sneak Peek...

As you might know, we're pretty excited about the brand new season of Down Gilead Lane. Recently, we had a chance to catch up with Steve O'Dell. He's the Creative Director at CBH Ministries. He's the one who gets to direct each episode and help take the show from words on a page to something fun on the radio. Since he knows all of the ins and outs of the program, we thought he might be the best one to give us a sneak peek into what's going to happen in Season 11.

Here's the first of our three-part chat with Steve-O:

Q. Many of our HIS KIDS RADIO listeners enjoy tuning in to Down Gilead Lane each week, but for those who aren’t familiar with the program, can you give us a brief description of what it’s about?

A. Down Gilead Lane (DGL) is set in a small, Midwest town called Coleraine. Gilead Lane itself is where most of the story takes place as our main characters, the Morrison family live there. They’re all working together to figure out how God wants them to live and love through all the struggles that come their way.

Q. Over the past few seasons, we’ve been introduced to other people in Coleraine, too, like Grace Andrews. This season, there could be some big changes in store for Grace, as the construction of a new Family Fun Center threatens to destroy her house. Can you give us any updates?

A. Yes, the Morrison’s amazing neighbor, Grace, and her dog, Fin McCool, live down at the end of Gilead Lane. It’s a beautiful, quiet, mysterious setting and her home was designed and built by Grace’s father before he and Grace’s mom died tragically over 30 years ago. So, needless to say, when Gilead Lane became threatened by eminent domain and a development deal by a large organization that has just moved into Coleraine, Grace and the Morrisons were pretty upset and fearful of what might happen. At the end of Season 10, we heard bulldozers rolling down Gilead Lane toward Grace’s house with Grace, the Morrisons and all their other friends praying for God to show them what to do. Grace has come to terms with the fact that God may be asking her to give up her house, and she has surrendered to that possibility. Season 11 will pick up at that exact moment.

What else will Season 11 bring? What about the Richter family and the Morrison kids? You'll find out as we continue our chat with Steve O'Dell here at the Radio Recess Blog. Keep checking back for more, and be sure to listen for the Season 11 Premiere of Down Gilead Lane, starting January 31, at!

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