And you may ask yourself
Am I right? Am I wrong?
And you may say to yourself, “My God! What have I done?”
Sometimes you start something and then it doesn’t stop. Maybe you can’t or don’t want to. Or both. I never thought I’d open up so much about my life as much as I have these past couple of years, especially after being adamant about staying pretty private for the first few years of life with cancer. But my attitude of privacy was grounded in the hope that the fight against the disease would be temporary, regardless of any long-term side effects. Well, I guess these blog posts show that I couldn’t hold inside the turmoil as we settled in for the long haul. And now there’s a book, which I always dreamed of writing but never pictured would be a memoir of sorts.
So, as the story continues to unfold, last week I sat next to my wife to share a microphone in a small radio broadcast room to record a conversation with Julianna “Jules” Smoak for The Jules Show on 88.9 The Reach in Athens. We talked mostly of faith, friends, and family, but I honestly don’t remember many of the details of what we said, so hearing the edited program will be interesting. I only hope we don’t embarrass the children. Or maybe that’s OK as long as we don’t embarrass ourselves. I’m relieved that there were no discussions of my digestive system, though.
Anyway, the show airs tonight at 8pm if you’re interested. You can listen over the airwaves (88.9 FM in Athens area), from a link on the show’s website (http://wmsl.fm/thejulesshow/), or other internet radio options, I would think. If you can’t catch it, it will be available on Mixcloud the following day.
The show goes on, folks.
Oh, and the above quote is a lyric from the song Once in a Lifetime by Talking Heads, obviously. I’m still working on answers to the questions it poses…
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Can’t wait to hear this. Jules is a very gifted talk show host and will make you feel right at home during the interview. Thank you Brent, for the profound ways you have ministered to my soul in the midst of your unbelievable suffering. Mary Beth, the Redeemer family and I pray for you often. Praying your book will reach great numbers.
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Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again in to the silent water
Under the rocks and stones, there is water underground!
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Same as it ever was