snakes in the water.

When we won Best Film at the 168 Film Festival, I had no idea we were going to get to say anything. And I had no idea that I’d be the one to do...

never be daunted: from dreaming to reality

What does it take to turn your dreams into reality? To make your vision into actuality? There are so many dreams that run through the streets of my mind – both when I’m awake...

blank space.

Welcome to my blog 2.0. Welcome to my fresh start, my new beginning, my new space. (It also just so happens to be a new season – it’s the first day of fall!) I...

free.

I went for a walk this morning as the sun was rising. I looked up and thought… how appropriate God would make the sky so beautiful on this particular morning of September 11.  As...

Riva + 168 awards.

Riva won 7 awards.  And I could not be more proud of my fellow filmmakers, Chris Wiegand and Alan Tregoning. It was both a joy and honor to create this film with you.  Also,...

patience, please

I’m in the process of redesigning my blog right now. I have decided to launch it on September 23, the first day of fall. Here’s a little sneak peek: And as with most things...

what am I doing with my life?

I love the mornings. The day is fresh. I am renewed. My energy is restored. As I walk down to the ocean, I feel a strange sense of peace wash over me. In the mornings...

I give up.

Have you ever felt like hardships are overtaking your life?  Have you felt surrounded by the Enemy on all sides?  Have you felt you are left standing alone, defenseless, with no weapons to fight...

everything is awesome.

I’m starting a 21-day challenge today (August 9-August 29). It’s a 2-step challenge. It goes a little something like this: Step 1: First thing in the morning, walk to the ocean and back. Step...

an ode to Bose headphones.

because it’s 5:00 on Friday… an ode to Bose headphones Dear Bose headphones,   Thank you for allowing me to keep my sanity.   Thank you for helping me to avoid sinning.  If it weren’t for...