Christa Black: Stepping Into Freedom

Filed under REAL Stories Your World on May 25 13 by

DSC_3568It’s a beautiful spring day in Southern California, the kind that actually pulls people away from their electronic screens and outside into the sunshine. Olive &Thyme is an outdoor café in Toluca Lake, an enclave for creatives who sip their ice teas and lattes while brainstorming their latest projects.

Christa Black pedals up to Olive & Thyme in her powder blue beach cruiser, complete with old-fashioned handlebar basket. A multi-platinum singer-songwriter, she fits right in this artistic community. She is fresh off the Revolve Tour where she was a keynote speaker to thousands of young women, talking about self-image and God’s unconditional love. That is just one of her many accomplishments. Her other accolades include sharing the stage with Jordin Sparks, touring with the Jonas Brothers and Michael W. Smith and having her song “One Thing Remains” hit number one on the 2012 and 2013 Billboard Christian charts.

Arriving at the little bistro, she is the picture of health and vitality—her long hair crowned with a straw hat and not a wrinkle to mar her beautiful brow. It’s hard to image her as anything other than a carefree, California girl.

But Black will be the first to tell you that carefree is not how she would characterize her journey.

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Maria Cowell
Maria Cowell is the Communications Coordinator at Village Christian School, one of the largest private schools in Southern California. She is also a freelance journalist, and has previously worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers in Los Angeles and Glendale, Ca. She enjoys life with her husband, three young adult children and two beautiful Siberian Huskies. Catch her on her blog at