Confession time

This morning, I was all prepared to be interviewed by Kurt and Kate on Moody Radio Florida about my book Victorious. The segment would start at 7:10 Eastern. I had done this kind of thing scores of times with MRF, and I know my book backwards and forwards, and so what could go wrong?

Unfortunately, a lot! Somehow I got my time zones mixed up (perhaps I’m dyslexic with time?), and I thought 7:10 Eastern was the same as 8:10 Central (where I live and move and have my being). Up at 6:00, I assumed I’d have plenty of time to take a shower, get dressed, eat breakfast with Christine, and saunter over to the computer, mic, and headphones on my desk.

But as I began my bathroom routine, I heard a knock at the door. It was Christine. Suddenly I realized that 7:10 Eastern is the same as 6:10–not 8:10–Central! I had messed up big time and hurried over to the computer, throwing my robe on over my underwear.

I got ahold of my friend, producer John Blok, and it was agreed that the interview would start at the bottom of the hour. I hated to miss any time with Kurt and Kate, but it was my own fault. They graciously accepted my apology and the show went on.

With all the sudden stress and commotion, I’m not sure I gave my best interview, but I’m trusting that the Lord will bless what I said out of his love and graciousness.

I’m also thankful that the interview was on radio, not television!

Here’s a link to the audio:

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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