Hi again, everyone! This week’s church notes are the first ones following the “Triggered” series.
There’s not many YouTubers that I consistently follow due to time management, but this sweet couple is one of them! They put out family-oriented videos a couple of times a week, and in this book, they give more details about how the met and their stories.
I first heard of Cole LaBrant when watching he and his mom on The Amazing Race a couple of years ago when they had a season of just YouTuber and social media influencers racing. I didn’t look him up or follow him after that, just occasionally coming across a video of his. I hadn’t heard of Savannah or her daughter at all. Then, my favorite YouTubers, Jess and Gabriel Conte, mentioned how excited they were for Cole and Savannah, who had just announced that they were pregnant. I immediately clicked over to watch their announcement video and cried at how sweet it was. I was hooked after that! When they mentioned earlier this year in one of their videos that they were coming out with a book, I looked it up to see if I could get an advance copy.
I read it almost in one sitting! Cole and Sav’s way of storytelling made it seem as if they were just chatting with you over coffee about how they met. It was an easy read, but a cute and inspiring one. They really talked about how important their faith in God was to them, which I appreciated, and I thought the details of how they met were just miraculous! You can see God’s hand all over their story. My only complaint would be that Cole would write about something, and then it would switch to Savannah’s perspective and basically repeat the same story, and vice versa throughout the book, which made it seem like it could have been half as long. On the other hand, I also enjoyed seeing both of their perspectives and what they thought of each other, so I didn’t mind the repeat so much–it obviously didn’t deter me from reading it, and I didn’t find myself skipping through parts of the book either.
Anyway, I thought this was a really precious and inspiring story about God bringing two people together and redeeming their pasts and finding love. I would definitely recommend it for anyone that wants to know more of the behind-the-scenes about this sweet couple!
I also just want to say congratulations to Cole and Savannah for writing a book together in the midst of doing YouTube and creating a family! I know they must have a lot on their plates, but I’m thankful that they shared their testimonies with us, because they truly are encouraging.
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I’m back again with another verse that has been impactful to me. In this series, I’ve been taking you through several verses that helped me get through various seasons of my life and have a special place in my heart. I hope that as I share these verses with you and what they meant to me that you’ll find they apply to your life also and that you’ll find some encouragement in these posts! Now, let’s get on to this installment’s verse.
Well, it’s been a while since the last Life Verses post, hasn’t it? I got so caught up in sharing my travel adventures that I just never got back around to telling you about some verses that impacted me for a season of my life. In case you’re new here and don’t remember the previous Life Verses posts, let me catch you up on what’s going on. In Christian circles, it’s not uncommon to hear people saying they have a “life verse” or asking other what their “life verse” is. This would be a verse that has stuck with them throughout their Christian life. For me, there’s not just one verse that’s a favorite or dear to my heart: there’s several. Each one made an impact for at least a couple months of my life for the season I was in. In this series, I’m going back through verses that have been special to me and telling you what they mean to me.
Life can be crazy. I’m sure everyone that’s alive knows that and this isn’t new news to anyone, but sometimes, it can feel as if you’re being slung around more than normal.
I had an experience myself recently where Continue reading “In the Potter’s Hands”
We have a couple of freezers at my house. One sits inside, in the kitchen. It is easily accessible to me in my everyday life when I need food. Another sits out in the garage; it’s further away and I don’t use it as often. It’s simply not convenient.
Ice cream was on sale at our local grocery store this week. My mom called to see what flavors we wanted, and my dad and I answered. I requested mint chocolate chip, but my dad insisted we already had that. I argued. I didn’t see it. I checked the freezer again. “See?!” I pointed out. “I can’t find it. We don’t have it.” Continue reading “A Mint Chocolate Word from God”
I want to share with you a goal I have for how I relate with people. Continue reading “Love First, Love Well, Love Anyway”