># Updates


After several years of speaking on the theme of More Than a Number (>#), God did a cool thing and opened the door for me to publish with an old friend, Don Pape, who actually was in charge at a different publisher when my first book, Life Inside the Thin Cage was signed. The story behind all of it is pretty cool (and will likely make it’s way into the book) but the bottom line is that I am excited to announce that More Than a Number will release in Spring of 2017 through NavPress.

You should also know that I’m doing something a little different with this book. Who knows, you just might end up in it! Be sure to like me on Facebook because that’s where some of the behind the scenes action is happening.


Like I said, this theme is something I’ve been working on for a while. In 2013 I got to travel to Kenya with our friends at Compassion International and shoot a music video for a song I wrote on the theme of More Than a Number. The book is about a lot of “numbers” but what I wanted to capture in this particular video was the dichotomy of a young woman whose life is ruled by a specific type of number – her weight – and a young girl who longs to know she’s more than a statistic about poverty and slavery. I love performing this live at speaking dates when possible, whether with or without the video playing behind me.


We are currently laying groundwork for four ># events to launch in 2017. This half-day event offers awesome speakers and artists on themes of value, identity and purpose. A special “Greater Than a Princess” art workshop for girls 4-10 years old will happen at the same time in a separate room, making this the perfect “girls day out” for moms and daughters. We are already talking to hosts in Houston, upstate New York, Idaho and have one more opening. If you are interested in hosting or attending a ># event, please shoot me a note via my contact form.


Compassion videoWatch the video. Join the movement… I have partnered with Compassion International to launch a campaign on the “More Than a Number” theme. The scary truth is that while we’re spending $62 billion/yr. on diets in this country, 6 million children are dying of starvation. Diets don’t work. Feeding kids does. Would you consider joining me in “shifting” dollars to help end world hunger? Click the image to learn more about how you can join my campaign and get your own “>#” necklace like the one in the video.