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The heartbeat for my debut book, Choosing REAL, birthed after losing my dad to a sudden stroke. For the first time, I caught glimpses, an understanding of how to respond to unplanned circumstances and allow them to shape my faith in tangible, real ways. Choosing REAL is a conversation. An invitation. It’s a journey of experiencing how genuine and near and personal God is in everyday moments, relationships, and especially, the unexpected. Where before I mistook faith as my responsibility, one where I had to bring the shiniest version of myself to the table, now I walk into frantic schedules, loss, tension, transitions, loneliness, marriage, parenting, communication, you name it, knowing my Father is using every aspect as an invitation to intimately understand His heart, regardless of what I do.

This journey of Choosing REAL, of celebrating when life doesn’t go as planned, frees me from control-prone tendencies and nudges me to hold hands open and expectantly trust. And this, my friends, is where I’m finding authentic joy and Spirit-filled peace. So I invite you. Are you ready to release your plans in exchange for His? Are you ready to put aside your expectations for how life ought to be and just simply come as you are? The choice is yours.

Enjoy the book trailer here:

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With Christmas only a few weeks away, grab extra copies for your friends, family and co-workers. My hope is you turn the final page feeling loved and known and with a fresh awareness of how to personally respond and celebrate the very life in front of you. Today.


All the love, dear reader.




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