I get the distinct privilege of helping you get to know the super awesome Christa Black just a little bit better today! Her book, God Loves Ugly, and Love Makes Beautiful released this month, and when I was approached to host an interview with her, my response was something like, "HECK YEAH!" Obviously I was a bit more professional in my email reply....
Christa has done such cool things in her life like tour with the Jonas Brothers, Michael W Smith, and others, as well as written some amazing songs!
She also has a pretty cool name too... just spelled wrong. HA!
Okay, I'll stop gushing now.
Without further adu...
K: God loves Ugly... and love makes beautiful. As a kid who had a HUGE issue with thinking she was ugly (picture overweight, thick glasses, tooth gap, hand-me-down clothes from my sisters that were cool 4 years prior....) this title absolutely intrigues me. What's the story behind such a powerful title?
I was driving with Smitty to the airport one day, and he was about to celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary with Deb. I said to him, “Smitty, love at first sight stories don’t happen anymore, like you and Deb.” I wanted them to, but I didn’t believe they did.The next day, I walked into my favorite coffee shop, Fido, and there sat a hunky guy couldn’t seem to keep his eyes off of me. We had a lot of mutual friends, shook hands in introduction, and then both of us got extremely awkward as he packed up his stuff, jumped on his motorcycle and sped away. I found out later that when he shook my hand that day, he knew. He left and immediately made two phone calls, one to his best friend and the other to his mom. He let them know they needed to start praying, because he had just met the girl he was going to spend the rest of his life with. (:Studhubs, as I like to call him, continues to blow me away every single day. We just had our first son, Moses Grae Lionheart, who is now my Studbub. My life is just full of Studs and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
K: Studhub and Studbub... LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Your life is full of studs... mine is full of a prince and a whole bunch of princesses. :-)
CONGRATS on your first little one! I LOVE BABIES... (thus the reason I had 5 of them...)
And what a fabulous story!
THANKS so much for letting me pick your brain and for sharing your heart, Christa. It was a blessing and an honor!
Discussion: What are some places God has healed in your life?
Answer the question, "Wow, wouldn't it be cool to someday ___________________?"
Christa Black is a popular blogger, speaker, and singer-songwriter whose songs have been recorded by multi-platinum-selling artists Jordin Sparks and Michael W. Smith. She has toured with The Jonas Brothers, Michael W. Smith, and Israel Houghton. After years of battling depression, addiction, and a chronically broken spirit, Christa was radically shaken by a God who truly loves ugly. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and son. God Loves Ugly is her first book and corresponds with her CD, God Loves Ugly. Visit Christa’s site to learn more and read the first chapter! http://christablack.com/book/