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First radio interview

Today was my first formal interview – I prepared by spending the day with Jesus and taking the day off work. I prayed and read my bible and read thru some notes throughout the day. I tried to drink lots of water and even used some of my Young Living oils (valor, frankincense, brain power, & clarity). I asked for lots of prayer and thankfully many of my friends followed thru. I feel that I write better than I speak so I knew I was gonna need reinforcement!

The fun part of the day came when I worshipped The Lord and sang praises as my favorite songs played on my iPod. I flipped open my bible randomly knowing that wherever it landed was where God would speak directly to me … And I was right. I landed in 1 Cor 1-2 and my bible had been written in from when I’ve visited this page before, though I don’t know when, since I have several bibles and this happened to be one I used a lot many many years ago before the words BUT GOD did not mean as much as they do now.

My eyes landed on a certain verse that had my name written above it- a But God verse! 1 Cor 2:10 – here I was about to talk about the But God book later today and The Lord reminded me that He revealed wisdom to me which He gave me thru His Spirit. Earlier in 1 Cor 2:4 I felt I related to Paul in that I was not going to be able to talk with persuasive speech full of wisdom but speak with whatever power the Spirit was going to give me. I was going to be myself and hope in my weakness God would use it for the best.

I was blessed to be given access to my friends house for the phone interview and had the house to myself so there were no kids in the background or dogs barking. I made myself some hot chocolate and took some sips and some deep breaths.

The radio program is called Lifeline with Craig Roberts on KFAX. The engineer called me on my friend’s landline and I was on hold listening to the program for about 5 minutes and praying. It was time for my segment to begin and I felt The Lord help calm my nerves and answer the questions – I was pleased with how the first segment went and then we went to a commercial break and the second segment began. I wish I could redo this part and answer those questions better and more direct – there was so much to remember in the book and I got stuck in run-on sentences and random information. I forgot for a moment my friend’s advice- less is more – ugh! Thank goodness Craig was gracious to me and helped me out. Well, hopefully God will edit my words entering people’s ears so they can follow along. Craig was able to help me end the interview well and then it was over.

For those interested my segment begins at minute 46- here is the link to get to the podcast for May 22, 2014.


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New year resolutions

So I am almost a month into studying/reading about rebuilding my walls and becoming the real me God intended ( Jack Hayford’s book on Nehemiah). I don’t know that I have actually listed the resolutions I have been working on but I thought I would today. Its interesting timing that I am now reading this book as it has helped me clarify them a bit more. I am trying to reflect God’s character along with all that I have learned from the last 4 years studying all that Jesus showed me in my own But God Bible Study. I decided that I should have a list to refer to since I have been working on these things in my head for a while, but now I am actually seeing progress so I thought I would document at least the starting point. I have been working on 8 things but I may add to it. I find i don’t have time to worry about other people’s issues they need to fix because trying to fix myself keeps me busy enough!

1-I have been trying to be less busy- leaving more time for family to do the activities they choose
2-I have been slowly but surely letting go of Nicole as she is becoming more independent
3-I have been talking less so as not to ramble. i want to make sure my words have weight and that I have something meaningful to contribute
4-I am trying to do what aaron asks of me the first time to honor his request – more difficult than I thought
5- I am adding number 4 to include my parents – I want my kids to see that just because I don’t live with my mom and dad doesn’t mean their requests are of no value
6- asking less questions by trying to condense what I really want to know into just one or two
7- putting my iPhone away when in the company of my family in the car or while having discussions – this is super hard because when there is down time and no one is talking it is so tempting to pick up and check on stuff
8- trying to make healthier choices for me and the family: eating less junk/ using vitamins,oils, organic, natural alternatives or other healthier items for household and daily living / exercise

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