Our house was out in the country. There was a good ¼ mile between neighbors, except my great-grandmother and two uncles families that lived a couple hundred yards away.
I spent many a day playing with my cousins. Since I was the oldest, playing with these “little kids” soon became boring and I learned how to entertain myself, playing out in the woods and things like that. I could even play an entire 9 inning baseball game, by myself, playing both sides – and sometimes lose to the “other me!”
Anyway, my grandparents lived on the St. Clair River. Sometimes we would grab innertubes and they would take us several miles up the river and let us float down and across the mile wide river to Canada. Then we would catch the Ferry back (which just happened to be next door to my grandparents house)!
The reason I’m sharing this little tid-bit of my history with you, is because our guest today lived something of the same life – and, she is actually from the city just across the river, where we would catch the Ferry home! Sarnia, Ontario!
Tess Scott is the founder of a great ministry called, “Listen, Sister! Encouragement Ministry” and the author of an absolutely fabulous book titled, you guessed it, “Listen, Sister! Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life!” It is a collection of short, funny stories pointing out how God works in the chaos of life. I’ve read it and, I’m telling you – it is hilarious!
Help me welcome to the program, all the way from Blue Water Country, Tess Scott! Tess, thank you joining us today!
Now, let me do a quick disclaimer here before we get started. We are not doing this on purpose, it’s just the way we were raised. But whenever two red-blooded Canadian backgrounded people get together, you are probably going to hear a few “eh’s” flying around! Ok! It’s kind of like the “y’all’s” when people from down south are talking. It’s just part of the normal conversation, ‘eh!”
Tess, usually the first question I start with is this. Other than that brief information I just shared, can you tell us in your own words, “Who is Tess Scott?”
How did you come up with the idea for this book? It’s definitely, I’ll say, “Hilariously different!”
Why this type of book for this point in your life?
I wish I could quiz you on every single story in your book. I just laughed all the way through!
One story from your book where I really laughed at, and it was probably because of my law enforcement back ground, was where your brother came to visit, unannounced. Can you share that with our listeners?
Another story that caught my attention, since I’m also a private pilot, was when your father promised to teach you how to be a pilot. Care to share?
The stories of your father having you invite your friends of for a “Rock Party” and things like that, they reminded me of some the things I used to pull on my daughters when they were growing up! They’re priceless!
Folks, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of you ordering your own copy of Tess Scott’s book, “Listen Sister! Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life.” This book is medicine for your soul! Proverbs 17:22 says that “A merry heart does good like a medicine…” It’s been proven by scientific research that laughter decreases stress and increase immunity and infection fighting antibodies. In this time of COVID and turmoil in the world, you need a good laugh! And Tess Scott’s book will help you to do so.
Wouldn’t be great if just ordering her book, “Listen Sister! Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life” is what protected you from COVID! Remember, “All things are possible with God” and “God works in mysterious ways!” Who’s to say? Amen!
So drop down into the show notes and click the link right there. Order your copy today. In fact, order two three or more copies and brighten up someone else’s day, too! Praise God!
Book: “Listen Sister! Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life” – on Amazon