I have something SO special to share with you today, dear readers. One of my favorite people on the planet, and dearest family friends, is producing a very, very special movie. It is really close to my heart, and you need to know all about it. The film is called Alison's Choice. And it is produced by the wonderful Bruce Marchiano (see his Facebook page / and his website) He is such a dear friend of mine. I respect and admire him and his heart for the Lord immensely. He's the real deal. And has such a passion to save the lives of precious babies and to love on their sweet mamas. You may remember Bruce - he played Jesus in a beautiful portrayal, in The Gospel According to Matthew movie - a word for word portrayal of the book of Matthew in the NIV version. I am so thankful for his heart and his passion for Jesus. I recently met up with him and his precious family for dinner in North Hollywood, and we chatted all about this new film! Bruce and I met years ago... when I was just a little kid! He spoke and ministered at my family's church when I was about 14 years old, and became such a close, trusted friend to my family. He also became a significant role model in my life - I look up to him so much, learned from his faith and genuineness, and his care for people. He, his amazing wife, and precious daughter and son have amazing hearts and I truly just adore them!
So let me tell you about Alison's Choice. Oh, it is so close to my heart and such an important film, my friends. I encourage you to check out the website here. Simply put, Alison's Choice is a film about life.
It is about a precious young woman who is facing pregnancy. The website describes the film like this:
“What would Jesus say to a woman having an abortion?” Now in development, Alison’s Choice is a feature film that answers this question, and in doing so, seeks to save unborn lives. The story is as compelling as it is simple: Alison, a teen, is facing pregnancy. With nowhere to turn, she finds herself in a “clinic” about to end her baby’s life. Suddenly a man appears. His mop tells her he’s the janitor. Conversation begins and it quickly becomes clear that this man is no mere janitor, but Jesus manifest. And he’s come to save the life of her baby. The screenplay is written and filming is targeted for spring 2014. Funding is by donation, which releases the film to reach many more lives. Please join us with your donation as we strive to save lives together!" Friends, I am sharing this film with you because it is so important, so near to my heart, and so near (I believe) to God's heart. Pro-life is a huge passion of mine. And I know so many of you, my sweet friends, share that passion. I am asking you to learn more about this film. To follow Bruce's Facebook page for updates. To donate to this cause financially. For you dear bloggers, to share it in blog posts and on your social media pages. And to pray! Dear friends, I know you share this passion for pro-life. I have read this film's script. I am sharing this because I am 100% behind it. I believe it is SO powerful in it's story and delivery. I truly believe it will save babies' lives. You know I only share with you things that I honestly believe in and think will be a blessing to you! So sweet friend, please check out this movie, share it around with your church and pastor, your blog readers and social media followers. Share it on Facebook! Tell your girl friends about it at Bible study. And support it in prayer and in tangible financial ways so that we can practically get this going. It is so important and will be amazing!!
Thank you for listening to my heart on this. It is so so special and it is a big God-thing! If you would like to share this film on your blog and get involved, email me at email@example.com - thank you beautiful friends!
Erin +++ Correction: I had previously shared a Facebook page for the film, but the link I shared was incorrect so please note there is no Facebook page currently for the film.
Sweet readers!! I miss you. Life has been so sweet + busy lately + I was sick for a bit. After I finished my devotional(if you read it, what did y'all think? I would love to hear your heart!! And if you haven't, I would love to have you check it out :) I took a little time to rest and just share it with you all and I'm back! Tomorrow, I have something SO exciting to share with you. I have so many fun plans for this little blog coming up for 2014. And a new design in the works. A new link-up to build community. So many fun plans. I hope and pray that all of you who bought and are reading my little devotional have been blessed, inspired + encouraged. You are all SO loved and I am thankful for all the amazing support for my first book! Til tomorrow... tell me, friend - how are you? LOVE you all!
Today is the day, my dear readers!!! My little devotional, P.S. He Loves You, is here. Ready and waiting for your hot little hands (or really, your hot little computer screen ;) to get ahold of it and read it. Oh, how excited I am to share the thoughts and words with you. It is my heart on paper, and parts of my story. It is for YOU, whoever you are. To encourage you, to inspire you, to help you remember things you've forgotten, to tell you things you've never heard, and to make you realize how extravagantly you are loved by God. So get a cup of coffee and let's sit down and chat, laugh, cry and be real together, my dear sister. This little book is my heart. Full of honest talk about life, loss, pain, hope, and... Him.
* 11 letters from my heart
*39 pages + photos + art
Sneak Peeks: Table of Contents...
Preview of a few pages....
Thank you, dear friends,
for supporting this ministry and for taking the time to read.
I would love to hear your heart after you read it so email me at
PS - to my gals who are helping me review + share it, emails are COMING! :)
Just thought I'd share a lil sneak peek of the cover of my devotional, "P.S. He Loves You" - releasing this Monday, 2/10, right here on my blog!! it is really less of a devotional + more of a collection of random letters from one sister to another, about finding worth + true love in Jesus. I can't wait to share it with you.
Excerpt from the intro -
"We as women crave love. Deny it if you want, but I think it's true. We were built for it, designed for it, made for it. We read books about it, watch movies about it, smile about it, cry our eyes out over it + talk about it over cups of coffee. And really, we will do almost anything for it.
My dear sister, this devotional is for you. And for your romance-longing heart. Wherever you are. Whether you're head over heels in love with the man of your dreams or you're so sick of hearing love songs on the radio that you want to gag. Whether you feel securely loved + cared for or if you feel infinitely lonely + long neglected. He can fill up all the places in you that are empty. He can heal all the places in you that are broken. He can satisfy all the places in you that are needy. You are wanted, darling. You are adored. You are treasured. By the One who holds the Universe in His hand. He is faithful. He is true. He is grace. He is there. He cannot leave you. He remembers. He cares.
4 things on my heart and mind for you this morning: 1 / I love working with shops, blogs, and more and growing and connecting this beautiful blogging community. Just for fun and 'cause I love y'all, I am offering 20% all ads for February! Advertising options are available HERE if you're interested :) Use the code "LOVEYA" at checkout! 2 / So, this time last year I wrote a blog post and an article for Quite Magazine called 4 Tips for Surviving Singleness and Valentine's Day and I noticed alot of people are finding it on Pinterest, so I thought I'd share it again here for my single sisters who need encouragement while waiting!
3 / My devotional P.S. He Loves You is coming out sooooooon. I promise. Just finishing the last designs today and tomorrow. More info later this week! For those sweet friends who have e-mailed me about it, I am responding today! And if you have a heart to help me out and share it with your readers, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org 4 / This little reminder I read today:
Well, after harassing my sweet friend Ashley on Twitter last week about how much I missed her fabulous vlog link-up The Girl Behind the Blog, she decided to do it! ;) So, this month's topic is about our favorite vacation story, and I'm excited to share mine with you all.