Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by! It’s my life’s mission to share Christ’s hope freely through music and media that lifts. Jesus used his gifts to serve others. If I want to be like him, then I should do the same.

Though at times I’ve shared hope through exercise videos, classes, and even self-help books, when it comes down to it, Jesus is really all the hope we need. When our efforts to fix life’s heartaches have failed, Christ’s hand reaches out to lift us. Since life is short – and because I’ve grown-up a little and don’t feel the need to please everyone or make money as a Creative anymore – I’ve completely revamped my site and brand to reflect what matters most to me – Jesus. If I only have a little bit of time to create between being a mom, wife and homeschooler, then I want what I create to speak of Christ and preach of Christ.

I’m happy to say neither UpliftingEva or RiseUpandSmile are my blog names because I don’t have all the answers and I don’t want to be vague. I want to be clear that Christ does. Any solutions I’ve ever had have always come from his light, so I want to record those and share them. Though I’ve tried to reflect my testimony in my writing, I hope my new site and content make it abundantly clear – Jesus Christ is our Savior in every sense of the word. As someone who’s struggled with depression, anxiety, and other health conditions, I’ve learned that when life is darkest my Heavenly Parents and brother, Jesus Christ, still love me and know me. That truth has helped more than any happy habit. This is why I want to speak and sing about those truths – at no cost to anyone.

God’s motivation to me through music is a gift that’s meant to be paid forward. The only “payment” I can hope for is that you’ll share anything here that lifts you. I pray the songs and stories here will help YOU feel our Heavenly Parents’ love. Search the scriptures. Pray. Meditate. find ways that he speaks to you personally. Christ comforts and carries all of us. Just as he did when he walked the earth, he can do so for us now. Thank you for listening, reading, and helping spread his hope. Together, let’s learn to love and lift like Christ.