I have to admit. I raised my eyebrows when my friend asked me to attend the Women of Faith conference. Visions of Dana Carvey’s Church Lady filled my head and I didn’t want to be lectured by a bunch of blue-hairs thumping Bibles and telling me where I’d gone wrong with my life. On the bright side, I would get to interview Sherri Shepherd of The View, Everybody Loves Raymond, and 30 Rock, so I could handle the casserole crusade for a day and assumed that would be the end of it.
Remember what the saying is about assuming? (To assume is to make an ass out of u and me.)
Not only did I hear incredible women speaking of their spiritual journey with Christ, I met wonderful ladies who loved life and loved to laugh.
Mixed in that group of inspiring women sat Sherri, a petite spitfire who has what we Texans like to call Shoot-from-the-hip personality.
As I sat down with Sherri, she had a smile on her face, a knockout dress, and a pair of stiletto platforms, that she held in her hand.
I started the interview with, “cute shoes.” (Always a good opener.)
Her response, “Yeah, they’re comfortable for about 10 minutes and I knew it when I bought them, but I bought them anyway.”
I truly didn’t know what to expect when I interviewed her as I had seen her only in a comedic situation, but during interview and in her talk for the conference, Sherri shared with me a side of her life most probably aren’t even aware of.