Priorities

Priorities

I look really happy in this picture because I truly was in that moment. I mean, it’s my name on a fancy hotel. However, in a world where people present nothing but their best selves, I’m choosing to be honest by saying I’m not always like this. ---------- Lately, I’ve...

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Do you remember the 21st night of September?

Do you remember the 21st night of September?

Good old Springfield, MO called me back so I could tell the story of these love birds. Thank you Raelin & Steven Derevencha for allowing me to tell your story. It was a beautiful day to not only film but to party with people from all over the country. I can't wait to...

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What I Do In My Freetime

What I Do In My Freetime

If you’ve been following my posts over the past week, you’ve probably noticed I’ve been enjoying my new job. It’s a honor to have a day job that’s telling the stories of Team Illinois. And I’m blessed to still be able to do the occasional wedding film. My dilemma now...

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How I BEAT Anxiety

How I BEAT Anxiety

Today I’m back home, but I’m still reeling from everything that happened over the past week. From one side of Illinois to the other, I’ve got to see how God is moving in the lives of both recovering addicts and the average teenager. It was encouraging but it also left...

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Catalyst 2018

Catalyst 2018

A Magician, a Rapper, a couple of Pastors, a Storyteller, some Chefs, a few Techies, and many Helpers. ————— These are the people who made the massive student outreach of Catalyst happen. This event reminded me how big God’s kingdom is as we pulled these different...

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MIND-BLOWN

MIND-BLOWN

These are the faces of some mind-blown kids after seeing a magic trick by illusionist Zak Mirzadeh. ————— I’m currently shooting a documentary short on Slam Student Outreach and their event Catalyst. As I listen to the hearts of the leaders & hear of how God has moved...

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A Call To Adventure | A Story about Teen Challenge

A Call To Adventure | A Story about Teen Challenge

“We are in the business of rewriting stories.” ———— “If it weren’t for Teen Challenge, I’d be dead.” ————— “I was an addict, now I’m a child of God.” ————- These are some of the words said to me as I listened to the stories of Teen Challenge Chicago. This place is a...

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One Week In…

One Week In…

Today marks one week into this new chapter as Team Illinois’ Creative Arts Coordinator. As soon as I walked into the office the first day, I hit the ground running making content. ————— Today, I’m in Chicago. Tomorrow I’ll be in the Quad Cities. And I’ll be back in...

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A Trip to Chicago

A Trip to Chicago

To tell a story, you have to hear one first. For the next two days, I’m sitting across the men of Teen Challenge Chicago, hearing their stories of how God is setting them free of addiction. While I’ve never done the sort of things they have, I see my own brokenness in...

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Day 1

Day 1

“I think I’m quite ready for another adventure” ————— My first day as Team Illinois’ Creative Arts Coordinator isn’t until tomorrow, so I promise I’ll be in more professional attire by then. Changing your life is terrifying and risky at times, but that’s what makes it...

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