Friday at 10am EST on Parent Talk: Paul Young, The Shack, Crossroads; Jim Rubart, Christy-Award Nominee, The Chair
Friday at 11am EST on Teen Talk: Julie Elias, Album: A Wild Rose; Gina Conroy, Chasing Dreams
Here’s the podcast of the show.
From Julie Elias’ website:
In looking at Julie Elias’ multi- faceted career in the arts, it’s clear that the Lord has her on a journey and He’s continuing to mold her for His glory with each adventurous step forward. These days, she’s fully embraced her calling as a singer/songwriter after a lifelong affinity for music, which before becoming a full-fledged recording artist included everything from leading worship to musical theatre to moving to Hollywood. Elias’ path to this point has been circuitous, no doubt; however, all the stops along the way have been essential building blocks to her spiritual and creative foundation.
“I studied musical theatre in college and there’s something fascinating – and downright fun – about immersing yourself in a character. To participate in the preparation and rehearsal that goes into a performance is hugely enjoyable and gratifying. Making the move to Hollywood to pursue work in film and television seemed like a great way to make something I was passionate about into a career.”
After making the networking rounds in Hollywood, Elias was well on her way to becoming an up-and-coming actress thanks to various extra roles on Grey’s Anatomy (for two seasons), CSI: New York, Bones, Flash Forward, Community, Parks and Recreation, Weeds and Dexter. She also appeared in several films as an extra, including Due Date, starring Robert Downey Jr., and Larry Crowne with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.
But amidst the excitement of her first taste of Hollywood success, Elias felt a tugging on her heart that a new door was about to be opened.
“Although I was getting some great opportunities, something was missing and I couldn’t put my finger on it no matter how hard I tried,” she says. “As I prayed my way through it, I was able to hear God tell me to be open to other possibilities and that I should not restrict myself solely to acting. However, I am grateful for my time in Hollywood; my experiences ultimately strengthened my relationship with Christ and played an integral part in the journey to realize my calling.”
Join me for Teen Talk radio on Friday, August 17. We’ll find out all about Julie’s career, her passions, her new album, and maybe some other stuff, too. Don’t miss it!
So you figured out your passion prayed about your dream, and have overcome your doubts. What’s the nextstep in following your dreams? Gina Conroy joins me next to talk about how to nurture those dreams and give them the opportunity to grow into reality.
And if writing happens to be your dream, Gina wants to help you pursue it by offering a 10% discount when you sign up for my Teen Writing Course Just mention you read this post on Nicole’s site when you inquire.
Gina Conroy is a dreamer, author, wanna-be ballroom dancer, and mom of four who encourages her children to follow their dreams while she pursues her own. After seven years of hard work and dreaming , her debut novella, Cherry Blossom Capers, was released with Barbour Publishing, and Gina recently contracted her first full length mystery with Stonehouse Ink and hopes to see it in print by early next year. Her children have also found success as award winners in academics, writing, theatre, music, and cake baking, including her oldest son’s recent win at Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s American Idol attraction. When not pursuing her own goals or helping her children with theirs, she encourages other dreamers and writers at Writer…Interrupted to never give up. You can hear more about Gina’s encouragement for teens with dreams on Choose Now Radio. Gina loves to connect with readers. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter.
Join us! Friday, August 17th at 11am EST at www.toginet.com. Miss the live show? I’ll post the podcast here right after.