You might have noticed or maybe not (no hate) that I haven’t written a blog since the end of March and I’m here today writing to share why that is. First let me start by saying this blog will be continuing, I will continue to write and share with y’all it may just be spread out at times.
Let’s take a sneak peek into my life over the last few months!
At the end of March, we went to Disney World, yes again because we love it so much, for spring break and our oldest daughter was able to celebrate her birthday at Magic Kingdom. It was such a special trip for the whole family and we didn’t want to leave.
In April I recorded a couple of podcasts talking about digital ministry and digital missionaries. I got to speak with Tom Pounder & Chestly Lunday for these podcasts. If you would like to listen to them I will link them at the end of this blog. I am not new to podcasts, but it is always fun when you talk about something you are passionate about! We also restarted a digital ministry podcast here at the church, we got a few episodes in and had to take a break because of a HUGE project I’m going to share with you in just a bit.
Let’s see where are we? Oh yes, May. In May I preached my first sermon ever which was recorded on video to be sent out to our microsites. A microsite is where we typically take a shortened version of our weekend service to a group of people. It’s meeting people where they are at and loving on them. The weeks leading up to shooting that video sermon I had to prep and write. Doing something you’ve never done before can be scary and a daunting task to say the least. It turned out to be better than I could have imagined and it won’t be the last time I preach. God continues to stretch me the more I allow myself to be open to growth. At the end of May, I got another tattoo. Now I understand that some of you might not like tattoos and that’s ok, we can have different options and still respect each other. As I am stepping into this continual growth I wanted to get something that expressed that, kind of like a commitment to God and a reminder to myself. The tattoo is wildflowers and script. Wildflowers are pretty adaptable and can grow practically anywhere. The script reads “in omnia paratus”. If you don’t know Latin or you aren’t a fan of Gilmore Girls let me translate. In omnia paratus means ready for anything. It’s my new life motto, I’m ready for anything God wants to grow me into!
June was a crazy busy month but in the best way possible! Guys, we made a MOVIE! Like a legit full-length feature film! Once the editing process is complete and it is released you will be able to watch it too! The story is so inspiring and all the cast & crew were amazing! The movie is called I Can watch a teaser here
I Can is based on a true story. Katelyn Pavey is the real deal and the best role model for my girls! Katelyn is actually at church camp with our oldest right now as her camp counselor. I know they are having a blast. We shot the movie in 18 days, that might not sound like a lot but each day was packed full. I had the awesome privilege to be the AD2 (2nd Assistant Director) my role covered a lot of different jobs on set and I even got the chance to help in a couple of other areas while on set, like calling out quiet on set or slating a scene. The people I met on set were incredibly talented in their field and so wonderful to be around. I was able to have many conversations with others on set about Jesus and mental health. The whole experience was like no other I’ve ever had, by the end it truly felt like family and I will be staying in touch with those that I connected with! Someday I will write a whole blog about the movie and let you know when and where you can watch it!
So here we are in July, also known around my family as my birthday month! The fun and excitement doesn’t stop there because later this month I am going to speak at a conference and next month wait for it……………………………….. I’m preaching and sharing my story at a transitional home in my local area! I am excited to see where God takes me and continues to grow me. You know I will be bringing you along for the ride and thank you for being patient with me as I haven’t been as constant these past few months. I have the best readers out there!
Always know I am available to pray with you or just someone to talk to when life gets hard. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need prayer!
Talk to you soon!