I’m so sorry for not posting anything recently. I have been very busy. But here is a interview I did with the singer BrandiBrooke who just made it on iShine. Congrats girl and thanks for being a great friend to me.
Sarah: What’s your favorite Bible verse?
BrandiBrooke: My favorite Bible verse is 1Timothy 4:12 (let no one despise you for your youth, but set an example…) because I believe that we shouldn’t try to be like everyone else, and try to fit in, but rather to stand out and be different…to set a GOOD example of what we should be.
Sarah: What is your typical day like?
BrandiBrooke: my typical day…hmmm….well, I am homeschooled, I’m in 11th grade…a typical day for me would be waking up, getting ready for the day, eating breakfast. (usually cereal lol)
then I start school somewhere around 8:00…
after school, I make sure my chores are done, and spend most of the remainder of the day singing….I have a music station set up in my room, and I’m there most of the time… basically, when I’m not in school, I’m at my music station….
Sarah: How would you describe yourself?
BrandiBrooke: In a word…CRAZY…lol
unafraid to speak the truth, and to go the extra mile.
So Un-perfect, but yet striving to be the best that I can be.
and most importantly… NOT ASHAMED of Jesus!!!
Sarah: What advice would you give to girls about boys?
BrandiBrooke: I believe that everyone has ONE special person
that they are supposed to spend their entire lives with…
and that only God can reveal that person to you.
I believe you should set your standards high, and not fall deeply in love with every guy that comes along, because if that is the case, you will end up with far too much heartache, all for no reason at all….
I believe that #1 (and most important of all!!) is he should be a follower of Jesus Christ…I mean think about it…the Bible says that “God IS love” right?
and so…if the boy doesn’t know God, then how can he know how to love you, If God IS love? my advice to girls about boys, is simply: don’t sell yourself short, you were NOT cheap….God paid a HIGH price for you.
Sarah: what’s your opinion on being yourself? And who our identity is in Christ?
BrandiBrooke: I think that everyone should be themselves…
like, everywhere you look, all you see is: this person trying to be like THAT person…no one is who they truly are anymore….
everyone is SO caught up with trying to get the most popular clothes,
the most expensive shoes, and the latest “thing”….
that they can’t see how precious they really are…
each person is unique…each person has their own special gifts, and talents that God has given them…each person has a purpose that only THEY THEMSELVES can do….
I believe that instead of “following the crowd”
we should set an example….by following Jesus, and doing as HE would do…I mean, stop and think about it…the word “Christian” means: Jesus like… so if we are truly CHRISTIANS then shouldn’t we try the best we can to be like Him?
Sarah: What does your song Scream mean to you?
BrandiBrooke: it was written to encourage anyone out there who is going through a tough time in life, that may feel like God has left them alone to battle the world on their own…with the storm raging inside of them, all they feel like doing, is SCREAMING!!!
Sarah: What’s your testimony?
BrandiBrooke: well, I have always loved to sing…my 1st live performance was at age 3 in front of my church with my Little Tykes microphone…(bahaha I still have that mic. lol) ever since then I’ve just been “hooked”. Two days after my 7th bday, I gave my life to Jesus.I was sitting in my grandparents house, on their leather couch,
and all of a sudden this feeling came over me, I didn’t quite understand it at first, I just knew that I needed to know where I was going to spend eternity, because I was unsure at the time so my mom prayed with me, and God saved me…
I’m so glad he saved me at that specific time, because barely even a year later, my dad left. I went into a deep depression,
of which I never let anyone else know, because I felt like that would be showing weakness, and I wanted to be strong for my mom, and my three little sisters. But if I had not previously accepted Christ, I wouldn’t have had Him to hold onto,
I would have rebelled, I would have become a terrible person,
I can only begin to imagine the world I would be in today,
I am so grateful He saved me! When my dad first left, is actually when my mom and I started writing songs. (well, I don’t like to take credit, I like to say that God started writing songs through us at that time.) Looking back now, I can see, that writing songs is what kept my mind off of the storm that was raging around me. It was God’s way of “keeping me busy”. I was in deep pain for a long time and yes, I still have scars on my heart. But looking back now, I wouldn’t change a thing…
because had I not went through the things that I did, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Taking a look at my life today:…I have a decent home, a wonderful family, clothes on my back, food in my fridge, electric, and running water, great friends, and My dad is back in my life. Although my parents aren’t together anymore, I still get to see my dad, and love him very much…I wouldn’t trade him for anyone else in the world….I am still deeply hurt…but like I said, I wouldn’t change one thing about my past
Sarah: What is your favorite movie and color?
BrandiBrooke: I don’t know that’s a HARD one….i love movies…
I really like the movies on the end of time, such as “left behind” and “Judgment”… I also love the movie “titanic” “the green mile” and “the blind side”…. I guess if I had to chose, like right now at this moment without sitting and pondering on it all day, I would have to say: “Left Behind”. My fave color is Neon Pink.
Check out her fb page https://www.facebook.com/pages/BrandiBrooke/258477240871436