Rebecca St James: The Australian-born, US-based popster in a worldwide chat

Tuesday 7th January 2003

REBECCA ST JAMES recently took part in an international online chat on the internet where she fielded dozens of questions from fans around the world. Here are the highlights.

Rebecca St James: The Australian-born, US-based popster in a worldwide chat

Hi Rebecca! Do you play any instruments?

I learned the piano in high school in primary school. I used to play the harmonica in concert, but I can't officially say that I really play either. I did play guitar on the song "A Cold Heart Turns", on the 'God' album, but that's because I didn't use the fret board! I just strummed the strings.

What did you and your family do while you were on a sabbatical?

My family worked as usual, although it was a little slower in our management office (my dad is my manager). I went to Australia for two months and went on a cycling trip and visited the outback. I also went on a houseboat here in the States, and had an awesome time.

Do you feel that a sabbatical is more or less refreshing than just a few days off?

A few days off just allows me to have enough energy to just keep going - a sabbatical is more of a renewal. A renewal of the mind, body, spirit. It's something that pastors and people in ministry do regularly, and something I wish I had done more.

What CD is in your CD player right now?

I'm in the studio today recording a musical, so for the last 24 hours I've been listening to the songs I've been learning for today. The musical is called 'Hero'. It will probably go on tour next year. I am Mary Magdalene in the musical. It's really the story of Jesus.

When do you have your quiet time with God every day?

I mostly try to have it at the beginning of the day. I feel like it turns my perspective off myself, and on to God. But, if I have something first thing in the morning, I might read something out of my devotional, and then have a more extended prayer time later in the day. I love spending my quiet times outside. I have a trampoline in the back yard, and I love to go out there and have my quiet time, and enjoy God's creation and have him speak to me there.

Is it hard to be a role model for so many Christian teens?

Most of the time I don't find it to be a pressure at all, because I've always been a big sister to six siblings, so I've always felt a sense of responsibility. Every now and then I have to be called to account for my actions more than other people, because people can take one tiny action and blow it out of proportion, so I have to be careful to be above reproach at all times. It is a bit of a strain sometimes.

Do you get the chance to go back to the church you grew up in and visit your youth group?

Actually, just this last week I was in Australia and I got to go back to the church where I became a Christian, which was awesome. I was recording a DVD down there, and shared my testimony in front of that church. It was really cool.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Kalyani in Hyderabad, India. @ 18:48 on Jan 26 2009

Praise The LORD Rebeca, you are doing good work. GOD BLESS YOU.

Posted by jane in british columbia canada @ 08:00 on Dec 31 2008

does anyone out there know the names of the countries that are sung during the last chorus in the background of Rebecca's "Jesus Loves the Little Children"?

Posted by bless in philippines @ 09:37 on Feb 25 2008

hi ,,, .... hope you'll be mah frend... may God bless u with ur career

Posted by Dustin Lang in usa @ 22:08 on Jan 29 2008

I love you SOOOO much!!!!!! and I love your music!!!!!!

Posted by sanaullah khan in pakistan @ 18:35 on Oct 19 2007

what i say but i wants to joins urs chat room

Posted by Jesse Long @ 03:03 on Mar 28 2007

This is not only to Rebecca ST James but all who contemporay christian music. I love christian music and I love the company of good christian morality and I'm always glad to get christian email. Pray for me because I need for God to give me revelation so that I know I'm on course.

Posted by joana in St. James MN @ 18:34 on Feb 2 2007

hey whats up

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