Thursday, November 9, 2017
Exploring the Simple Things with Suzanne Schaffer | Real Life (11/8/17) - Simple Things interview on Cornerstone Television Network
I need to preface all of this by telling you how instrumental CTV was in my life as a teenager. In the 80s most of my friends were into B94 and the Hot 100 list. I found my musical niche in the CCM arena and Channel 40 and Lightmusic was always being viewed in my home. I was into all of them....Amy Grant, Michael W Smith, DeGarmo & Key, Petra, Kim Boyce, Kathy Troccoli, The 77s, Steve Taylor, Sheila Walsh...I had a ton of records.
It was the 80s after all.
I entered all of the Lightmusic contests and won three of them.
Front row to Amy in 1985 --the night the Wise Up video was filmed. And you can see my little teenage self bopping along and singing wildly.
To sixteen year old me this was pretty fabulous. I also won front row tickets and backstage passes to Petra and Randy Stonehill that same year.
Several years later I won a trip to Nashville to appear in a DC Talk video and then was a guest on Lightmusic to talk about it.
Lightmusic and CTV were a big part of my growing up in Christ. I am glad they provided the entertainment they did. Even if only for me, I appreciated it.
I was humbled and honored to be invited as a guest on their Real Life program to talk about my book, Simple Things.
I had so much fun sharing with Teri and Amy during the interview. Everyone I met was kind and reflected the love of Jesus.
Click below to watch the show.
Purchase your copy of Simple Things HERE.
Thank you, Cornerstone, for allowing me to share.
Posted by Suzanne at 4:18 AM