Want to see a face made for radio? I was interviewed on Thursday, December 02, for The Living Truth, hosted by Pastor Larry Burd of Calvary Baptist Church, Bethlehem. Our subject was Christian writing. Below is the channel information:
WBPH Channel 60
Sunday January 02, 6:30 P.M., and Tuesday, January 04, 10:00 P.M.
Covered my conversion, why and how I write, the fruit Iíve seen, and tips for writers.
Should be posted on this link soon: http://thelivingtruthshow.org/.
RCN Dial 60
Service Electric Dial 51
Blue Ridge Dial 19
Philadelphia Dial 11
Comcast Philadelphia Dial 53
Delaware Co. Dial 96
Willow Grove-Lower Marion Dial 3
Montgomery Co. Dial 19
Comcast Willow Grove Dial 3
Bucks Dial 19
Berks Dial 19
Mercer Co.-NJ Patriot Media-Princeton Dial 36
Comcast Trenton NJ Dial 21
Pastor Burd and I met many years ago at my nieceís wedding. About a year ago, he was touched by an article I wrote for our local paper, and sent me a note. I replied and that was that.
A few weeks ago, he met my wife Lynda at work and asked if she was related to that article writer. Pastor Burd gave Lynda something for me to read. I wrote to him the next day, he invited me on the program, and the Lord, as always, proved His faithfulness and mysterious ways.
The past year has been rough with a job change, no home church, family crises, income losses, and other problems we would neither ask for nor anticipate. Along the way, we received tremendous blessings we also would never anticipate. As I mentioned during the interview, writers rarely see the results of their work. Christian writers donít work for fame, glory or wealth, which are tangible and immediately apparent. We work for Godís glory and changed lives. Just as a broadcaster sees a microphone or camera and little else, the writer generally only sees a piece of paper or computer screen and infrequently sees his audience. Only rarely does he or she hear from readers. Preachers and teachers get immediate responses; writers wonder.
Having lost many of my writing opportunities and many friends and acquaintances, I was despairing over my lack of effectiveness. Pastor Burdís ďout of the blueĒ (literally!) invitation was a great boost to my confidence and, better yet, should prove to be a help to other writers. Pray, pray, pray!
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