What if Love is the Point? (Launch Team Book Review – Part One)

Ever wondered what it’s like to be rich & famous? Are fame & fortune all they’re cracked up to be? If not, then what’s the point? In their new book, boybander Carlos & Spy Girl Alexa answer those questions & more.

I’m a major fangirl, aspiring podcaster, self-published author, & most importantly, a devoted Christ-follower. As such, Alexa & Carlos PenaVega are 2 of my favorite celebrities. Seeing they were launching a team to read their new book had me pumped! Idk how a launch team works. Idk if it’s first come first serve, all are welcome here, or a select number of people who get to join. Either way, it felt like a risk to ask to be on the team. I didn’t expect to get an invite. I figured thousands of people, if not more, would be asking to join. So, when I saw the email to join, I was SO excited! It’s always such an honor to get an invite into someone’s story. It’s why I do what I do. I share my story, so you can be a part of it, & so I might be a part of yours too. That’s exactly what Carlos & Alexa have done with this book! Why? Because Jesus invited us into His story & when we invite Him into ours everything changes for the best. That doesn’t always feel true, but it is.

There’s a time & place for philosophy & theology. This isn’t it. Both often leave more questions than answers. In this book, Carlos & Alexa give us the only answers that matter–love & Jesus.

Some might complain most of the book is their stories & not “the point.” I would argue that’s not true. If love is the point, then you have to get to know people & you have to get to know Jesus. How would you get to know people & Jesus without hearing their stories?

Maybe I’m biased. Maybe being a fan of BTR, Spy Kids, DWTS, & Hallmark made me love this book more than I would’ve otherwise. I don’t think so though. Alexa & Carlos were vulnerable & raw in this book. They were amusing & straightforward. I will recommend this book to anyone & everyone interested in the lives of child stars, heartthrobs, & what truly matters. I gave this book 5 stars, not for the writing, but for the story & the answers because love IS the point.

For a more detailed review keep an eye out for TWO podcast episodes coming soon!

Brave Steps of Faith

I believe God speaks to us today. Sometimes, in loud and blatant signs. Other times in gentle moments of peace after the fact.
In 2021, I heard God in two loud and blatant ways. First, when He told me to go back to bus driving. Then, when He told me to lead a book study at church. Both times, I told Him, “If you want me to do this, then I need you to make it blatantly obvious” and He did! How kind is that?
In 2022, I’ve been praying and looking for a sign that hasn’t come. So, I decided to make the brave choice and see what happens. This time, I took a blind step of faith, hoping it was the right decision, and you know what? As soon as I took the step, God started opening doors that I know are signs that I’ve made the right decision.
Will these doors stay open?
Will I have to choose which one to walk through?
Will they all close?
I don’t know, but I do know it’s a “God thing.” I do know that I made the brave choice and now God’s saying, “Hey, I’m proud of you! Good job!”
Making the brave choice to step out in uncertain faith is hard. It’s scary too. But it’s also worth it. It’s okay to wait for God to speak before moving. It’s thrilling to move in faith and then hear God speak.
Trust God. Believe in His promises and provisions. And remember to be brave.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.”

(2 Timothy 1:7)

“Faith is the assurance of things hoped for”

(Hebrews 11:1)

“The Word of God is a lamp unto our feet, a light unto our path.”

(Psalm 119:105)

There will be times in your life when God’s answer is loud and in your face. There will be times when you take the first step and then He reveals His plan. There will be other times when you go several steps or even miles down the path and you’re still not sure. That’s okay. Move in what you believe is faith and obedience and God will direct your path, even if you don’t always see or hear Him. That’s bravery and bravery is exciting, if not a little scary.