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Inadequate…To The World

Inadequate…To The World

Do you have feel that you are just not good enough? In anything? The other day I was sitting thinking about all that I need to do for the film…Casting, budgeting, wardrobe, crew, locations, shoot schedule…and I started to feel SO overwhelmed. I am not […]

Filmmaking…And So It Begins

Filmmaking…And So It Begins

“…for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” ~Matthew 17:20 It has been almost 3 months since […]

8 Years Of Married Bliss…Seriously

8 Years Of Married Bliss…Seriously

Pintrest Photo

This film has been one of my all time favorites since I was about 15. The romance, the fashion, the Audrey. To me this woman was the definition of class (right next to Grace Kelly and Julie Andrews). I love the fact that in interviews it is said that they were scared to have Audrey Hepburn play the leading role in the film version of the book “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, she was playing a call girl after all. But I am so thankful she did!

Now you might be asking…

“What, Christine, does this have to do with married bliss?”

Well I will tell you. Again one of my favorite movies, and not saying that I was ever a call girl but my testimony is painted with an ugly past. This line has been one of my favorite lines from any movie ever made and was kind of how I always felt. I was going to find my real life someone (somewhere) that made me feel like Tiffany’s…Because nothing really bad could ever happen to you at Tiffany’s…and that would be someone (somewhere) that would make me settle. Adam did that for me. Jesus saved me but He used Adam to do it in such a beautiful way.

On our first Christmas together, the man surprised me with the silliest set of blue footie pajama’s with penguins on them, they have since been lost, more than likely in the flood, but as I put those pj’s on my foot touched something at the bottom…it was a blue box and a white ribbon…you know the type I am talking about…The kind ever girl would love to get once in her life.

Inside was a heart ring, one that I had been looking at getting myself.


It is simple and sweet, but the ring wasn’t the thing that got me, it was the card, a card that to this day I carry in my wallet. Because he is the that someone…The real life someone who makes me feel like Tiffany’s. Since then we have married, bought furniture and no we didn’t name a cat, but we did name 3 dogs. But then again I don’t think I would ever want a cat if it wasn’t like Cat, Cat without a name, a no name slob…Because he pretty much was the most amazing cat…

A year and 4 months after this ring we were married, that ring, that card, that man. Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful for my engagement ring, my wedding ring and the engagement itself (which is another story for another anniversary), but that heart shaped ring that sits on my right hand and that simple Tiffany’s card will always have a very special place in my heart and when I think back on all the crap that he and I have gone through and all that the future holds I just look at that ring and think to that day and remember this is a man who wanted to make me feel THAT special. Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s special and I am blown away all over again. He would stand in the rain with me looking for a dang cat and then just hold me and kiss me passionately…If we were ever to that point. Don’t think we will be but you never know what the future holds!!

So here is to the last 8 years and to many, many, many more to come. I love you Adam and couldn’t imagine going on this journey without you!!

Writing My Heart Out

Writing My Heart Out

  There is no ONE WAY to write….no ONE WAY to get organized or get into the zone or 5 steps to becoming a better writer. I have found only one really important thing for me…Time with the Lord. My writing time in the morning […]

In The Working World Again

In The Working World Again

So recently I got an out of the house JOB… Wait…What??? I know what you are thinking…But Christine, you hate working for “the man”…what are you doing? Well Life…It happens. I have spent the last couple of years either being a VA or being a […]

Wordless Wednesday: Out and About

Wordless Wednesday: Out and About

I had some photoshop fun with a couple of these. I love just going out and walking around, taking a drive somewhere and just finding something. I am so excited that the weather is warming up for some new photo shoot days!

Sunday Glory: Trust…A 4 letter word

Sunday Glory: Trust…A 4 letter word

Trust…It may have 5 letters, but for me it’s more of a 4 letter word. Not that I am not a trusting person, I think I am almost TOO trusting of people at times but where I easily trust people on a regular basis, I […]

Wordless Wednesday: The Morning Light

Wordless Wednesday: The Morning Light

Sometimes by soul simply can’t handle the beauty that shines through in the morning light. I honestly feel happiest when I am looking at the sunrise, whether over a snow covered field or as it creeps through our kitchen window. It is the most peaceful […]

My Happy Place

My Happy Place

My happy place…Sitting in the kitchen of my mom and stepdad’s house in New Jersey…A house that still stands but isn’t loved anymore the way it once was. Built in the 1700’s and has stood the test of time…Until now.

That kitchen was tiny and not in a normal, “Oh I wish we had a bigger kitchen…” kind of way but the house itself was only 11 feet wide and it is probably generous to say the kitchen was 10 feet deep. The stove was a smaller stove, build for a smaller house, the table that sat beneath the window had 2 folding wings so if all 4 of us wanted to sit around it for supper we would move it out and fold them up. Normally those 2 extra chairs were stashed away and the wings down, a small table just room for 2. The only cabinets and counters all sat on the one wall. Mom did a great job of being creative on only having a few things but making it feel as if she cooked with more.

Everything was painted white in order to make it appear bigger but there was no getting around the tininess of that space, but with the window open and the light streaming in through the tree it felt anything but small.

Outside of that window was the most beautiful tree. What kind, I couldn’t tell you, but in the springtime it would bloom and the branches hung just low enough that they could be seen peeking into the window, wanting to be a part of the conversation. That tree is no longer there, ripped up from its roots for no real reason.

I remember sitting on the stairs that lead down from the second floor into the kitchen. Narrow and short, even my small behind barely fit comfortably. The stairs were dark wood and the railing painted white. I would sit there Saturday mornings, that was my perch and I would have my coffee or tea with my parents as they sat at the small table under the window. Light streaming in, the smell of spring in the air and birds chirping outside.

I can close my eyes and see the corner cabinet that held my mom’s massive tea collection. I can still see my mom standing in that kitchen getting supper prepared for us or my step-dad standing in the doorway between the hall and the kitchen, right arm leaned against the frame, drinking his coffee getting ready to go to a race on a Saturday afternoon. I don’t have a photo of that kitchen, there might be one in an album of my stepdad’s but nothing that I have myself, but I don’t need one. That image will forever be etched in my mind. I almost love that I can’t go back there physically, that all I have is that memory. Sometimes memories are better than the reality and in the midst of reality falling apart in that family then I am fine just holding onto that memory and never having it tainted or taken away.

That house is no longer ours, that kitchen no longer as loved, that perch no longer mine, that tree no longer there and that family is no longer whole. But the memory of that house, the memory of that place, that time, that moment of quiet…will ALWAYS be the safest, happiest place for me.

Sunday Glory: A Season of Decrease

Sunday Glory: A Season of Decrease

Lent started on Wednesday (March 1st). What a beautiful way to start my favorite month. I love the season of Lent, I love the thought of letting go of something we hold dearly, whether that is food like Christ did in the wilderness or as […]

Wordless Wednesday: Trash Walk

Wordless Wednesday: Trash Walk

*This weeks Wordless Wednesday is anything but that. But at the same time I felt that something needed to be said because obviously the trash isn’t speaking for itself.* I went out to simply photograph the other day and found that I was surrounded by […]

Wordless Wednesday: Some Beach…Somewhere

Wordless Wednesday: Some Beach…Somewhere

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Key West, Florida

Key West, Florida

Key West, Florida

Somewhere in Florida…

Key West, Florida

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

 


My Diary

My Bucket List

I have been following a few different blogs lately, and because of that I have been thinking a lot lately and there are a lot of things that I would love to do in my life before I die. I also understand that if God doesn’t have these in mind for me and Adam then I will also be perfectly fine with that, but I still would love to go and see some of these places and do some of these things.

My Bucket List:

~Go on a mission trip: I never thought that I would say that, mainly because I was lead to believe that to go on a mission trip you HAVE to go to Africa and that isn’t the case. Granted if God sent me there I would go but I am just saying there are so many amazing places to go, including Africa, in order to share the love of the Lord. There are PLENTY of places in the world that don’t know the Love of Christ.

~Adopt a child: This on the other hand is something that I have ALWAYS wanted to do. God placed it on my heart very young in life, I have quite a few friends who are adopted and know some people who have been such a blessing by giving their babies up to families that they KNOW will love those children because they can’t have their own. I have been told it could be really hard for me to conceive and so adoption has always been there. I know that if God wants us to have our own child He will make it so but even if He does we have been called to care for the widows and the fatherless in this world (James 1:27) so I am all for welcoming a child or even children into my home and my life as my own, with open arms, no matter where they come from. Hey maybe depending on the mission trip we might come home with a child, how amazing would that be?!

~Go to the Great Wall of China: Come on it’s the Great Wall, who doesn’t want to experience that?!?!?

~Visit England, Scotland, Ireland…Well Europe as a whole really: Same thought process, I have heard nothing but amazing stories of the beauty and would love to be able to capture just a glimpse of it!

~See the Northern Lights: So while living in ND I should have seen them but never took the time to go and capture them on camera…I want to try.

~Learn how to sail a boat: It would just be really cool in my book.

~Go deep sea fishing: What else would you do on the boat once you are out there??

~Write a book: I have a few stories to tell and would love to share them with the world!

~Write and direct movies: This is part of what I feel God has called me to in life. He has blessed me with this amazing passion for film and television that I would love to use that as a platform to share the Gospel!!

~Learn to speak French: I just love the language and didn’t really try after high school to keep up with it…But I am thinking that I would love to try again.

This might not seem like the coolest Bucket List out there but a lot of these things God has placed on my heart and He put them there then they will be done. There might also be other things that get added as I grow up and learn more but for now this seems like a good start…I just need to make sure to stay on His path and not stray…He knows what He is doing and what will be the best for Adam and I.