Remember the last time you were in a conversation with someone who really seemed to be listening? They asked all the right questions, and they seemed, honestly and truly, to want to hear your story. They nodded and looked you right in the eye, smiled with encouragement, laughed in all the right places.
And it’s always a surprise when that happens, isn’t it?
That’s how I felt when Cheryl Smith asked me to participate in an interview for her blog. I’ve enjoyed her writing — especially her interviews — for quite some time, because she has a knack for framing the conversation in a way that feels like a visit.
I couldn’t believe how long it took me to think through her list of questions and to write my answers. To be honest, it felt a little awkward at first, as if I was monopolizing the conversation or over-sharing.
Besides, I like to be the one who asks the questions.
I wondered, “Who’s going to be interested in my answers?” My heart pounded a rhythm of “keep-this-short” and the old familiar not-enough-messages kept playing in the background, but eventually, I realized that Cheryl’s interview questions fit right in with the mission of Living Our Days and with everything I write or teach. So, I hope that you will hop on over to Cheryl’s place, Homespun Devotions, and read our conversation about my family, my faith, the grace I am receiving, and the lessons from God’s Word that I am trusting.
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