Monday, July 09, 2007

My First Interview!

A couple months ago I received an e-mail from Carrie Lauth, of Natural Moms Talk Radio, asking me if I would be interested in doing an interview with her on her program. I immediately thought, Oh, that would be fun! I would love to do an interview. But before I accepted I thought I really should learn more about the program to see if I would be a good fit for them.
As I listened to other interviews and clicked through some of the links on the website I began to wonder if I would be a suitable guest. So many of the other guests talked about *natural* things. Organic foods, breastfeeding, eco-friendly tips, etc. I have no problem with any of those topics, but they aren't the focus of my book or the things about which I speak.
I talked about it with my husband (a.k.a. my Voice of Reason) and he said, "Hey, you're a mom and you get irritable. That's natural!" Carrie was sure the women in her audience would benefit from what I would share, so I agreed to do the interview.
A couple of weeks ago I sat on my bed, recording the interview with Carrie over the phone. It was fun and I'm so glad I did it. I am not sure if the women who normally listen to Natural Moms Talk Radio are Christians, but I am praying God will speak to the hearts of each one who hears my interview. Lord, You know each woman who will tune in to that interview and I pray You'll use my words to deliver hope. Be glorified, Lord!
If you would like to hear the interview (It lasts about 15 minutes.) you can link to it here.

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11 comments:

Queen Of My Domain said...

That was a fun podcast to listen to. I agree with you that we mom's are on our best behaviour while we are out in public. We should defenitely do that at home as well.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

How neat! I don't have time to listen right now, but I will return to hear it later!

Angela said...

Great interview Karen! I enjoyed listening.

One thing I often think of when I'm feeling irritated with my kids is how I respond if the phone rings. Do I pick it up and yell "HELLO!" in a grumpy voice? No, I chose to speak kindly. If I can do that for a stranger, then certainly I can do the same for my own family.

Karen said...

That is awesome Karen!

Coach J said...

Ooohhh!! How exciting!! I get to hear your voice!! I can't sit here and listen to it now, but when I get back in the office, I'll link over! I'm really looking forward to it!

Char said...

Karen, how weird to be sitting in South Africa listening to your voice. I am SO EXCITED! And I loved what you had to say! I loved how you kept referencing Jesus and what He did with the people. (And it's also weird how I read your blog daily and in my head I read with a South African accent, and now I hear it in your American accent! I had forgotten that you're not South African!)
I'm so glad you had an opportunity to witness so publicly on that station! Praise God!

annie said...

I'm going to listen to it!
I am also going to do the tag today, I've been thinking about it all weekend and my thoughts have changed so I am just going to do it!

Leigh Gray said...

this is great - I will excited to go listen!!! I will actually get to hear a voice with a face!!!! That will be cool!!

Have a great day!

Coach J said...

Well, I finally got to listen--inbetween all the phone calls and stuff ;) I wrote down some quotes that I liked, too: "You can't really look at someone and be irritate with them." and "The road to holiness is paved with adversity." Both are so true. And I'm glad God gave you insight on how he looked at the people, and touched the people; and you were able to give that insight out to us. I will try better to look at my children from now on, and not think of them as a distraction.
I loved hearing your voice!! And I love that you are a touchy feely person. That is certainly mine and dh's love language. I would hug you to death if I had the opportunity!!

Coach J said...

Uh, that should be "You can't really look someone and be IRRITATED with them" :0)

Carrie Lauth said...

Well it was a pleasure talking with you Karen, and I'm a Christian and it's my show... so you're a great fit. ;)