why Hollywood hasn’t called…

This is one of those posts in which I become incredibly honest and you get a better glimpse of my real life and my family.  In this case, you get a bird’s eye view of how thrilled my family is when I ask them to do something… like be in a promo video with me.

I’m blessed to be on the book launch team for Mary DeMuth’s upcoming release Everything.  When I signed up, I didn’t realize that Mary would dare us to get our big girl pants on and shoot a creative 30 sec promo video answering the question, “When did Jesus become your everything?”  Our submitted videos will be considered for her book trailer.

Answering Mary’s question isn’t hard for me.  I know the day Jesus became my everything… May 20, 2001.  On that day… at a routine prenatal appointment… we found out that our son’s heart was no longer beating.  Jesus took our unborn son home with Him and left me with a deeper understanding of His grace that is sufficient and His power that is perfected in my weakness.  The past decade has been one of my flesh battling the constant struggle to keep Jesus everything.  Thankfully, His grace is still sufficient and His power is still perfect.

I can share my story in front of one friend, 100 friends, or more without freaking out.  It’s when I have to look at a camera that my insides begin to twitch…

but, I put my big girl pants on and made asked my family to do it with me.  Perhaps, that was my first mistake….

ah… yeah… they look thrilled, eh?

Sometimes, all you can do is acknowledge that you have no acting skills and laugh at your family’s lack of enthusiasm.

You also might just want to quietly ask your daughter to record one more…

…because this may be the beginning, the middle, and the end of your acting career.  And, when Hollywood doesn’t call, you’ve at least been honest and recorded this for the sake of posterity.

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21 thoughts on “why Hollywood hasn’t called…

  1. Oh Heidi, you make me smile. You are so much braver than I. The face you make at the end of the first video made me laugh. Love you!

    1. Thank my friend! It’s all about taking risks and laughing when I fall… or fail… or either/both. ; )

  2. What a great story. So hard, but God is good.

  3. Your little one in the front check out early. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your story.

    1. ‘cuz it wasn’t all about her 😉

  4. What a great story! Thank you for sharing! God is so amazing!

    1. Thanks Brittany. To God be the glory!

    1. thanks Mindy! Sometimes all I can do is laugh at myself! 😉

      1. I know what you mean. I love laughing at myself…keeps things real! 🙂

      2. Yes… and I never run out of material! 😉

      3. Ha! Ha! That’s the best part! 😉

  5. Heidi, thank you for sharing your story and how your Jesus gives you strength. 🙂

    1. Deanna, you’re welcome. He truly does!

  6. Heidi- you’ve got more guts than me! I haven’t made mine yet- so GOOD JOB and thanks for sharing your video and part of your life with us! Hugs- Janet Hertogh

    1. Oh Janet… no guts. I’m a coward when it comes to being in front of a camera 😉 Thanks for the encouragement!

  7. Your facial expression at the end was so real! You are a brave woman. 🙂

    1. thanks Tammy… hardly brave but glad I did it! 😉

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