Hero Interview from The Easter Edition

» Posted on Mar 18, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Hero Interview from The Easter Edition

This week I’m hosting Amber Stockton with Liberty’s Promise and Robin Shope with The Easter Edition. If you want to enter the drawing for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Mar. 21st) evening.

Interview with the hero from The Easter Edition by Robin Shope:

1. Luke Peters, tell me the most interesting thing about you. The most interesting thing about me is that regardless spending my earlier years as a devout sinner, I now serve an amazing God who has forgiven all of my sins.

2. What do you do for fun? For fun I serve the Lord by reading the Word, by praying for others, and putting my hand to whatever God asks. But relaxation is another story. TO relax I take long walks, workout, and be with close friends.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it? I really don’t do that. The longer I put things off, the worse they become, so I like to do them and get them over with. My dad called it the theory of garbage. He reminded me that I didn’t like taking out the garbage everyday as one of my chores. His point was that after avoiding the daily garbage for two weeks I had a garbage event that was a smelly mess that took a half hour. If I had just taken the garbage out every day as I was supposed to, I avoided the big smelly event. That lesson has stayed with me all my life.

4. What are you afraid of most in life? That I disappoint. That I miss an opportunity to help someone. I don’t want to be full of myself, but I want to be filled with God.

5. What do you want out of life? I suppose the world feels that we become ministers because we want to heal our inner selves. Well, I feel pretty well adjusted. I want to enjoy my work, help other people, have a committed and strong spiritual life and a woman to share all of this with. I think I would love being a father, too.

6. What is the most important thing to you? Emotional honesty. Intelligence is overrated these days. There are a lot of intelligent people out there who have created some of the world’s messes. And as a minister I have prayed with a lot of wealthy people, so I know that money doesn’t buy happiness. The combination of that information leads me to believe that happiness is the most important.

7. Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read? I study the Bible and the historical aspects. But I am now enjoying reading more fiction. I love to get lost in a well written story with a happy ending. As long as it’s fiction let me go for the ride, but let me be happy with the ending.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I do not want to beat myself up mentally when I fail. I want to learn from my mistakes and, after the Lord’s forgiveness, move on to become more compassionate, more aware of the needs of others.

9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet? Up to this point I have been too busy for a pet, although I would someday love to get a dog.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? I like the idea of going back to the 1930’s/1940s. It was a time in the United States when we were at war. I don’t like the idea of war very much, but I do like the unity that bound us together. There was motivation that we shared as a country to do the right thing, even at the cost of personal sacrifice. We saw people at their best in those days. Right and wrong were clearly identified. It was an easier, less complicated time and we watched many people excel in life.