By Bob Barber

As we come to the end of the year, I reflect on Christian Financial Perspectives and the many audio podcasts we have made over the last few years and YouTube videos to go with it since June 7th of this year. We now have 133 episodes at the time of this writing and growing weekly. The sweet uplifting comments from listeners and viewers on a daily basis of how much they love the program is much appreciated.

When I wanted to add video to the podcast a few years ago, I soon learned the hard way that it was not as easy as it looked. To do it right, we needed a state-of-the-art recording studio that was sound proof, high quality microphones, special lighting for videoing, a custom made professional grade backdrop, three different high-quality digital cameras for recording at different angles, high quality graphic computers, and software to record and edit. I also soon found out that an average 20-minute video would have a combined effort of 40-50 hours hours behind each one before it could go live. There is the writing of the script, editing, filming and audio, more editing, uploading, etc. before it all goes live on YouTube. It takes the talents of many people to get to the finished product you see. A big thank you goes out to all the team in helping to make this happen weekly. I know it is not easy.

As the year comes to an end, I am already putting together outlines and scripts for the first few months of 2023. Each time I write a new episode it is like drawing a new piece of art on a blank canvas. Sometimes I find myself going days, or even weeks, without creativity, and then all of the sudden it turns on like a light and I come up with many new ideas. I have really come to respect artists and writers that must come up with new content on a consistent basis for any program.

If you have not taken the time to listen to any of the 133 podcast episodes, or watch the videos on YouTube since June 7th of this year, I would invite you to watch or listen to some of them. They are all very informative and educational with a lot of thought and content behind them that I believe people want to see and hear. On YouTube, the internet, or any of the podcast platforms just search for “Christian Financial Perspectives” and you should find it easily!