Fall Issue 3 // Model Search

Cover shoot model search for Fall Issue 3 has now begun! Camp fires, french press, knit socks, and sweet fellowship are sure to accompany this fun evening. We are looking to execute an "editorial Free People" feel to this shoot, so think layers & textures! Sound like something your interested in & think you'd be a perfect fit? Shoot us an email with your headshot & a 100 word bio for a chance to be chosen! There will be a small fee of 20.00 which will include your state park entry fee, professional headshots, and a feature in the Shine & Soar Magazine Fall Issue 3! You will not want to miss out, share this with your friends & join us, we can't wait to hear from you!

The Shine & Soar Team 


Be Bold

Jude 1:24-25 " Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before his presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

He who is found kneeling in the presence of God, fully surrendered before the Lord can confidently face anyone.

better than all the world can give...

It is because of His grace.




It is amazing what His love will do & it is amazing how vibrant life can be when we make a choice to serve, love, & encourage others. These things don't come naturally and they never will, we have to be willing to learn. The great news is, our teacher is Perfect. Jesus will never betray us, he promises us peace and comfort in His presence, He will not let his children fall before God, he is upright, and His love, perfection, joy, and goodness will transcend into our lives.

Be bold.


Shine & Soar // The Instagram

Follow us on Instagram for the latest sneak peaks, previews, & updates! Hashtag #instashineandsoar & share with us YOUR entrepreneurial journey & future dreams. We love to share & connect with our followers, spread the word!    


"All's Not Spoken" // NEW single by Kayte Grace

Some of you may remember this beautiful girl from the launch of the Summer Edition // Issue 2 & we are more than excited to be apart of announcing Kayte Grace's latest single & music video "All's Not Spoken!" We L O V E this new single & cannot stop listening to it, take a moment to listen & watch this new single, along with taking a peak into what Kayte's proceeds support! Kayte, we adore you, are proud of you, and oh so very honored to be apart of your journey!

About Katye Grace

"Just four years after first picking up a guitar, Kayte Grace has been featured not only by The Washington Post (who called her "impressive and "a talented musician") and YouTube, but also by NBC and ABC in Georgia, Columbia Spectator, The Augusta Chronicle, Ivy League Christian Observer and Washingtonian Magazine. Kayte has 660,000+ views on her YouTube videos, has released 3 albums and two singles and has songs playing on over 130 college & independent radio stations. She's organized, booked and self-promoted 3 national tours, including the 20 city, 22 show "Written On" tour, where she shared the stage in Nashville with her legendary cousins Victor Wooten and Roy "Futureman" Wooten. She's played nearly 200 shows in 19 states, including a performance during SXSW at Red Gorilla Music Fest (Austin, TX), opening for Gabe Dixon & The Voice's Lelia Broussard and performing in NYC venues like The Studio at Webster Hall and The Bitter End. Her songs have been featured in two independent films. And as a Screen Actors Guild member, Kayte has acted professionally for over fifteen years, landing roles in national commercials and in television shows like Law & Order: SVU, HBO’s The Wire, and Gossip Girl."

About the Single

The single, "All's Not Spoken" is the first track to be released from my forthcoming, IndieGoGo funded, 5 EP, 22 song "Set Fire to Separate Lives" project - a concept project that'll use the EPs as chapters of a larger love story.

"All's Not Spoken" is available for download (pay what you'd like!) at: https://kaytegrace.bandcamp.com/track/alls-not-spoken-single

About the Organizations I'm Supporting with the Download Proceeds

50% of the download proceeds will go to two organizations I'm passionate about: the New York City Urban Project, which fights human trafficking, feeds the homeless and mentors and tutors NYC youth, and Sasha Bruce Youthwork, which provides safe homes and opportunities for homeless and neglected youth in Washington, DC.

About the Video

One more interesting angle: the video was made possible because filming and editing it was actually a case study, created by a friend of mine from church, the CEO of Light Iron, Michael Cioni. He used the video to demonstrate what could be in the future of film making, using tools and techniques that are brand new. He posted a (fascinating and quite technical) behind the scenes video here: http://vimeo.com/73797466

Follow more of Kayte Grace's art here // Official Website + Facebook + Twitter + iTunes YouTube + Blog


Beginnings & Adventures

The creative industry has so rapidly evolved over the past few years that sometimes we feel our rate of learning or growth should continue at the same speed. It's so easy to compare skill levels to those close to you in your industry. The truth is, we don't all learn and grow at the same rate, and beginning something new does not make you an expert. Don't let comparison steal the joy out of new adventures. I have been guilty of this lately as I've been toying with the idea of shooting more editorial work... I so easily fall into the trap of comparison or doubt. What we need to remember is that with new beginnings come fresh eyes to see new concepts and an excited, motivated heart. So, begin anywhere and know that you're not the only one growing.

Happy Monday, friends! 



Vlog Three // Diligence

Vlog three, Sarah and Ciera share their hearts on the topic of diligence, what areas in your life are you most diligent in and how are you diligent in them? What areas in your life are you not diligent in and how do you plan on becoming diligent in them? Share your heart trails & triumphs with us as we pursue diligence in our everyday lives!
"Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains." William Penn


Don't Forget To Live // every second counts

Ephesians 4:31-32 // Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ forgave you.

Make your weekends count, as young entrepreneurs balancing school & business is testing. Regardless, keep pushing forward, allow the Lord to open your eyes to the beauty around you in people, places, & things. Live in the FULLNESS of His joy. Do not let your heart be hardened, bitter, or resentful, that will hinder you from experiencing life as Jesus intended it to be! Beautiful, messy, but rewarding. This weekend Don't Forget To Live, make every second count.