Friday, November 12, 2010
LETS CHAT FRIDAY with Kim Cash Tate
(Kim) Hi Robin! Thanks for letting me stop by and chat today. Hmm...let's see. I've been married to my husband, Bill, for 17 years, and we have a 14 year old son and a 12 year old daughter. I'm an author of a memoir, More Christian than African-American, and two novels, Heavenly Places and Faithful. I'm also a speaker with Women of Faith. Of course, I never dreamed I'd be doing any of those things. I thought I'd be practicing law until retirement age, but God had a different plan. Don't you just love that?
(Robin) Since you have walked with the Lord has there been a time you struggled in your faith? If so, would you please share?
(Robin) Has there been an "aha" moment in your life that has changed your perspective?
(Kim) Oh, yeah! God totally turned my perspective on life upside down after I became a believer at 27. Through a series of circumstances, He showed me that I was viewing the world through the lens of my skin color. He wanted me to understand that I was a new creation, that old things had passed away and all things were brand new. When I began to view the world through the lens of Christ, there was one "aha" moment after another!
(Robin) Do you have a favorite bible story, verse, song or hymn that gives encouragement when struggles come?
(Robin) What is one thing you look for in a close friend and what is one quality you hope others see in you?
(Kim) That's such an interesting question because it made me realize that I don't really "look" for anything in terms of friendship. I like to pray for God to give me divine connections and establish my close friendships. When I think about it, the close friends He's brought into my life are people who love God, tell the truth even if it hurts, and are transparent. I hope they see in me that same transparent, truth-telling, God-loving quality. :-)
(Robin) What are a few of your favorite books you have in your collection you would share with a friend?
(Robin) What is one thing about yourself you admire?
(Robin) What are a few of the things you love surrounding you?
(Robin) What are your deepest passions?
(Robin) In the legacy you leave, what is one thing you hope out shines before all others?
(Robin) How do you define success?
See, don't you just love Fridays? Thank you so much for taking time to bless us, Kim. I just love how the Lord uniquely brings His people together in many different ways. This journey is a sweet one when we are connected to other believers. I love how you define success, Kim. When we are in God's will and focused on Him He will direct our paths perfect. Please check out Kim's site at http://kimcashtate.com/ to see all that the Lord is doing through her life.
I pray you can take away a gem today and apply it to your life. Maybe even share your heart with another. I would love to hear your story too. Leave Kim your thoughts and share with her how you were blessed by her words. May today we all be able to admire the Christ who dwells in us and find that through Him we are everything made perfect through His love.