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Interviews 2.0

On Tuesday this week I was interviewed for a second time on Radio Rhema, which aired this morning. For those who would like to hear it, I have posted the link to the Rhema website where it is available.

Click here for Rhema interview

The interview is about 30 minutes total, split into four slots. So only listen when you have the time :-). This interview was really a followup from my previous one, and focused on a few different aspects being four months on. Namely, we discussed cancer and its effect on my life, which I have reflected here on this blog, as well as its effect on Hannah and how we deal with the diagnosis on a daily basis.

If you didn’t hear the previous interview back in December, you can hear it by clicking HERE.

Peter Shaw is very generous in his introduction of me, for which I am grateful, and to be honest, simultaneously a little uncomfortable. When people describe me using words like ‘amazing’ and ‘courage’, which I do get to a reasonable extent, I’m always hesitant to accept such labels. I’m usually quick to point out that I’m none of those things, I’m just a fellow human, like the rest of us, with an unfortunate set of circumstances. Adjectives used to describe me like this I believe are better applied to the source of my faith. The reality is, none of how I respond is on my own strength, its through God’s grace alone that I am able to be the person that I am, I take no credit for that.

Never underestimate the love or the grace of Christ, its what makes the world go round…

…and keeps me ticking.

Thanks for listening.

  1. Sarah Lane
    April 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Hey Jared – The interview sounded great! Super-impressed with your ability to open up with your story and make it so accessible to the rest of us… Keep with it!

  2. Frances
    April 8, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Just listened to your interview. Thank you for what you shared. I think it will move people to pray – for you and Hannah, but also for others having hard times – and to see our own lives differently.

  3. Ria
    April 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Jared, I’ve been following your interviews on Rhema. I find your approach to your illness quite remarkable, with your candidness to your pain and suffering. Your positive attitude challenges me to think about my own attitude towards God and my own suffering. Thank-you.
    I am not facing a terminal illness, so that aspect I cannot relate to. But I am experiencing a chronic bowel condition. Two years ago my bowel decided to stop working (very diminished peristalsis) 3 specialists and 1 surgeon don’t know the cause. I have only been offered removal of the large bowel or to stay on permanent laxatives which don’t really work. I find it very difficult to make this decision on my own, as I don’t really have any support and am not currently in a fellowship. Jared what course of action to you think I should take?to be honest I am a bit scared of major surgery. Thank-you for your on going blog. I do pray for your complete recovery and strength for Hannah to endure whatever the outcome.God Bless you both.

    • Jared
      April 10, 2010 at 2:57 pm

      Hi Ria, thanks for your comment, please see the email I have sent you.

  4. Debbie
    April 12, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Hi Jared, the working out of God’s grace and love in your life is phenomenal. It is a daily thing, step by step, moment by moment. I think the most amazing thing of all is that you are still able to care for others, despite your predicament. I guess therein lies another one of the Great Mysteries of God eh!!
    Blessings to you and Hannah!!

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