SURPRISE! Introducing “GOLDEN”: A Monthly Cinematic Devotional

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What do you do when you want more from your devotionals? You create what you wish existed.

You’ve heard me say this summer was challenging on multiple occasions. Not only did I struggle with accepting God’s timing for us to start a family, I had a major internal struggle about my career. I was in the process of writing devotions that would be a free monthly download on my blog, but I honestly wasn’t feeling it. My passion for film had returned with a vengeance. Read More…

Somebody Prayed for Me

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“I need God to make someone I NEVER talk to call me with a word of encouragement.”

I lightheartedly spoke these words to my husband about six weeks ago. It’s no secret I’m currently in a difficult season (it happens to all of us). I’ve been doing what I know to do to endure: pray, read my bible, fast, be in community with other believers, etc. I’ve even mentioned counseling a few times to my husband, but I needed more.

I facetiously told my husband how I wanted God to have a completely random person call me with a word of encouragement, but in my heart I was serious.

Well, excuse my bad grammar, but God be knowing.

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Summer 2016 Was My Worst Summer Ever

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When Steve and I first started dating 3 years ago each season was the “best season ever”, because we had each other. Our first summer together was our “best summer ever”. Our first fall together was our “best fall ever”. And on & on and on. You get the gist. However, for the first time this summer wasn’t another “best summer ever” for the books. It was the exact opposite: Worst. Summer. Ever. Read More…

A Double Date With The Obamas #SouthsideWithYou

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“On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate.” -Pres. Barack Obama

Last week I had a chance to check out “Southside With You” which hits theaters today and fell in love with my president, first lady, and sweet home Chicago all over again. Written and directed by Richard Tanne, the film tells the story of the Obama’s first date on the Southside of Chicago. Read More…