Welcome to Main Character Monday. It’s a little different than my regular blog posts, a little more lighthearted. But stick with it, and you just might find some characters you’d like to read more about. And even though it isn’t my usual devotional style, you may still come away with an encouraging word from the Word. I hope you enjoy Main Character Monday!
Today’s Guest is Patience McDonough from Whitewashed by Amy C. Blake. Thank you for joining me.
What is your favorite book of the Bible from both the Old and New Testament?
After the pastor’s sermons this summer, I’d have to say Esther is my favorite book of the Bible. Learning more about her journey has challenged me in many ways.
If you could meet anyone from scripture, not including Jesus, who would it be?
I’d love to meet Esther herself so I could ask her questions about what it was like to be in her position. I’d also like the inside scoop on life in the court and on what it was like to put her own life in jeopardy for the sake of her people.
Jesus had twelve disciples. Which one do you feel you are most like?
Peter, no contest. He got himself into trouble with his impatient words and actions on so many occasions, I can’t help but identify. Like him, I’m headstrong and impatient, quick to speak and slow to listen to counsel. I’m learning, though, just as Peter did.
Jesus says we are to be the light of the world. What does this mean to you?
It means I need to add more mercy to my interactions with others. I have to view them through the eyes of love, as Jesus did. I absolutely need to speak the truth of the gospel to them, confronting them in their sins as needed, but I must do so with more gentleness and loving-kindness than comes naturally for me.
If you could give one message to those reading this interview, what would you tell them?
Follow the plans God has for you, not simply the plans you’ve devised for yourself. Always, as you speak to others, sprinkle mercy on your truth statements, showing grace to them as Christ shows grace to you.
Just for Fun:
Dark or Milk Chocolate? As a pre-med major, I have to say dark chocolate. It’s full of antioxidants.
Roses or Daisies? Roses because they’re bolder and more decisive than daisies could ever be.
Salad or Soup? Salad. Mississippi summers are too hot for soup.
If you could describe Amy C. Blake in three words, what would those words be? Lazy, idle, slothful. If she worked anywhere near as hard as I do, she’d have twenty novels under her belt by now, not just four.
Thank you for joining me for another Main Character Monday. I hope you enjoyed getting to know Patience from Whitewashed by Amy C. Blake. If you would like to get to know her even more, you can buy Whitewashed (along with Amy’s other books) at Amazon.