When you go in for an interview, you want to look your best. That’s why I shaved, flossed and even wore shoes before I showed up at the Women’s Bible Study at St. Barnabas United Methodist Church in Arlington, TX last Sunday. As the ladies gathered around a long table, Pennie Boyett, a seasoned reporter and journalism professor, produced a legal sheet of questions.
“Gonna ask me anything embarrassing?”
Pennie shot back, “I hope so.”
Fortunately, she didn’t. She had invited me to talk about my new Advent devotional book, Just One Word, which the women are going to use for their December study. Pennie asked me about my church background, how I was called into the ministry, where I got the inspiration for the book–nice softball questions. I’m so glad she likes me or I could’ve gotten questions like this:
- “How did you rope your wife into marrying you?”
- “Have you ever thought of hairplugs?”
- “I saw you recently in a community theater production. Would you like the name & number of a good acting coach?”
- “Who did you vote for in the presidential election and why in the world did you vote for him?”
- “Do you think your book will make a significant impact and, if so, how long have you been harboring these delusions of grandeur?”
Thank goodness for friendly journalists. By the way, if you would like to order my book, you can visit the website of ONEMANSHOW. Buy a lot of copies and I’m that much closer to getting hairplugs.