Speak Eagle

Theater

Snake Smoothies

Recently, my 3-year old told his preschool teacher I make him smoothies for breakfast.  She asked, “What kind of smoothies?” He replied, “Snake and banana.” Her eyes widened, thinking she couldn’t possibly have heard what she thought she just heard.  “Doesn’t that taste yucky?” He laughed, “No!  Not if you put in the coffee creamer!” […]

Snake Smoothies Read More »

VIDEO: A Reading From The Christmas Song

On Christmas Eve, during the worship services at The Ascent Church, I read a piece from The Christmas Song, a musical I wrote for Brentwood-Benson in 2010.  I’ve posted the video below (thanks for my 8-year old son for being my videographer and my husband for playing such a perfectly beautiful music bed on the piano).

VIDEO: A Reading From The Christmas Song Read More »

Justin’s Cracker Barrel Commercial – The Rest of the Story

I thought about abandoning the audition and going home. We had already waited for an hour in a lobby full of other little boys outside a meeting room in the Nashville Hutton Hotel, and I had a crazy night ahead of me with 3 other boys’ activities back in Nolensville. And, along with my angst over the recent firing

Justin’s Cracker Barrel Commercial – The Rest of the Story Read More »

Finding Courage for the Scariest Step in Tough Conversations

“Would anyone like to role play a tough conversation?” I ask. By their response, it looks like I’ve asked if anyone would like their hair pulled out one strand at a time. They look down at the table, then sneak wide-eyed looks at each other. I had just finished teaching my 7 Steps to Tough

Finding Courage for the Scariest Step in Tough Conversations Read More »

Radio Show- The Quest: Part 1

Odds are…a church won’t take a chance on doing something oddly different in their services. Something that requires hundreds of image-oriented people to be quiet and listen, with nothing to see, for TEN MINUTES. But after a brainstorming session with some creative minds in July, the leaders at Fellowship Bible Church in Nashville decided it was a

Radio Show- The Quest: Part 1 Read More »

“Come As You Are” – A 2-minute film you need to see

I believe in the power of God to communicate hope through story.  That’s why, when I was offered the position of Creative Director at Fellowship Bible Church in Northwest Arkansas almost 20 years ago, I jumped at the chance.  With a team of actors, writers, and directors, we learned to tell stories on both stage and

“Come As You Are” – A 2-minute film you need to see Read More »