Welcome to Main Character Monday. Today’s guest is Nat Montgomery from Tie-Dyed by Amy C. Blake. Thank you for joining me Nat.
If you could choose only one thing to buy without money being an issue, what would you buy?
Before my grandmother Gigi left me enough money to cover tuition for my art history degrees, I would’ve said cash for college, because school is expensive! But now, I’d have to say a tour of the major art museums of the world.
That sounds like a lot of fun. Given your area of study, I’m sure it would be beneficial for you too.
The New Testament tells the story of two sisters who react to Jesus visiting in very different ways. Mary chooses to spend her time with him, while Martha chooses to see to the physical details of his visit. Are you more a Mary or Martha?
I’m a blend of the two. I’m willing to sit, read Scripture, and ponder God’s Word, but I do have to call my thoughts back from wandering to all the things I need to do.
Focus is a difficult thing to achieve when the world doesn’t slow down around you. “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” James 1:27 – Do you think this verse, lived out would have made a difference in your life? If so, how?
Absolutely. If my mom had lived the “keep oneself unspotted from the world” bit rather than indulging in drugs and live-ins, my childhood would’ve been so much better. Thankfully, Gigi as much as adopted my virtually orphaned self and lived out the gospel before me.
It’s such a blessing when there are people in our lives to help make up for what we’re missing. Your Gigi sounds like a wonderful woman.
What scripture verse would you claim as a life verse?
Romans 8:38-39: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Gigi always pressed this passage on me, and I learned the truth of it more deeply during the difficult events of the summer.
If there was one message you could give those reading this interview, what would that be?
Trust God and His great love, even when your life looks like an abysmal mess.
Just for Fun:
Indoors or outdoors: Outdoors—with my bow. I love archery, though I haven’t found a place to shoot yet in DC.
Reading or writing: Reading, definitely. It takes a lot less effort than writing.
Apples or pears: Pears are my favorite!
Early bird or night owl: Did you read the tactics my roommate sometimes has to use to wake me up in the morning?! Night owl, no question.
Nat, please describe Amy C. Blake in three words.
Tall because she’s 5’8, and I’m . . . far shorter than that.
Restrained because she doesn’t usually make the smart-alecky comments that often land me in the doghouse.
Blessed because, unlike me, she has a set of wonderful Christian parents who taught her the love of Jesus from a very young age.
I want to thank Nat for joining me today. And thank you to Amy Blake for sharing her with us. If you’d like to know the rest of Nat’s story, check out Tie-Dyed available now on Amazon. And while you’re at it, keep reading to find out more about Amy and her books.