Praying with a Pen

An Incongruous Interview

I was invited to do a radio show interview last week with some of the friendliest people I’ve ever worked with–the staff at Real Presence Radio. They are based in Fargo, N.D., but they have many radio stations across four states. If you happen to know anything about what the weather was like in that area last week, you know they were hit with a massive snowstorm. The heavy snowstorm prevented their regular hosts from making it to the studio, so our show was cancelled. But then someone else stepped up in a different studio and we were back on! I had messed up the time for the interview due to the two different time zones, but fortunately that mistake was caught. We started the interview live over the internet and then 2 minutes into the show, the weather issues caused a total drop-off of our connection. The producer and I scrambled to re-connect via cell phone and we were back on once again! Add this to the chaos at my house (grandkids running around, dogs chasing cats, giant tanker trucks hauling manure to the field across the road every 10 minutes, which set off the front porch security camera and made my phone ping, etc. etc.) and we had us a hot mess. But the Holy Spirit beat back all the attempts to derail this interview and we ultimately made it to the end of the program. Whew! Have a listen if you wish. It’s a good reminder for all of us to persevere and keep on prayer journaling–the rewards are amazing.