Those of you in the Atlanta area will recognize Ann White as co-host for the popular talk show Atlanta Alive. She’s also an author, speaker, and Bible teacher. In our interview at NRB Convention she talked about her book Courage for Life. In fact, it’s a set of books – Courage for Life, the Courage for Life Study Guide, and Courage for My Life.
Laura Harris Smith got her start in television when she was three-years-old and her parents put her in a commercial. At forty, as the mother of six kids, she took them to a talent agency, and ended up booking herself a role as a TV host for Shop At Home TV. Now she’s the host of her own show called TheThree, where she talks with guests who are experts on body, mind, and soul.
Alex Seeley and her husband moved from Australia to Nashville to follow God’s call. They started a church in their basement with seven members. Now six years later The Belonging Co has 10,000 members meeting in a downtown warehouse. In our interview at NRB Convention we talked about their ministry as well as her new book that’s coming out called Tailor Made.
I met Shari Rigby at our first NRB convention and have interviewed her each year since. In the beginning, she was an actress talking about her role in October Baby. Now, each year she seems to add on to her roles. She wrote Beautifully Flawed: Finding Your Radiance in the Imperfections of Your Life. Now her focus is on film directing. In our interview she talks about the many projects she’s working on at the moment.
I love the name of Kim Chaffin’s blog – Heartfelt Ramblings of a Midlife Domestic Goddess. When you go to her blog, you immediately notice the bright pink background and sweet cartoon artwork. You can tell right away that she’s a woman with a sense of fun. I got to meet her in person at NRB Convention, and that was indeed true. Kim is sweet and bubbly, and immediately treats you like she’s known you forever. Her love of life is contagious.
I have a great admiration for anyone who gets up early in the morning, especially when they make the choice on their own. Erica Willis gets up at 5am every morning to spend an hour in prayer before kicking off her day. Not only that, but she’s created a worldwide prayer movement called theFives, women who join together at 5am in their time zone to pray and see God move.
Sarah Bowling is one of those people you meet and immediately feel like you’ve known her forever. Her enthusiasm and warmth are contagious. The daughter of the Rev. Wallace and Marilyn Hickey, she and her mom co-host a daily television program that reaches a potential audience of 2.2 billion households worldwide. In our NRB Convention interview we talked about her two new books, her tv show, and her ministry work.
It’s always fun to go to NRB convention and meet for the first time local folks like Tina Griffin from the Nashville area. Tina is a former Hollywood actress who has spent the past fifteen years traveling around the world with her live show Hollywood Exposed. As the Counter Culture Mom, she’s dedicated herself to helping parents navigate today’s pop culture chaos. She hosts Hollywood Insider, a live broadcast show, and recently launched the Counter Culture Mom app. In our interview she explains the app and how parents can keep abreast of all things entertainment.
I want to take a break today from my NRB convention interviews to tell you about an exciting event taking place this week. Bible Study Expo is a free, online event hosted by Marnie Swedberg. She’ll be interviewing popular authors and talking about their latest Bible study books.
The event starts Thursday at 1pm CT and continues until 4pm CT with a different author every 20 minutes. In addition, you can register to win a free copy of one of the books being featured. To learn more, visit the website at www.BibleStudyExpo.com
Producers are the mystery members of a film crew. They’re always listed at the top of the credits. Everyone knows they are associated with money. But what exactly does an executive producer do? It varies with each project, but last week at NRB Convention I had opportunity to chat with Angel Hatfield, executive producer for Because of Gracia. Not only does she share her role with the movie, but also explains how the story hit close to home and resonated with her in a special way.