You know What I love?

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You know what I love? I love the Lord.  There are days when I doubt my dreams, goals, and desires.  I ask myself, “Are you serious?”.  I do not have someone as in another human being asking me everyday “Did you do this? or Did you do that?” when it comes to my writing, and creative passions.  It is just me and God.  God is the only one that can make all these things happen and I am at his mercy.  My hands are his hands so when he says write I write and when he says stop I stop.  God does bring things to my attention by allowing me to see things on a to-do list that I would problem forget to do if I didn’t write it down.

I have been blessed with my first potential sponsor, my first potential song in the movie, and potential actors for the movie.  I’m no fool … no sirree… I plan to live for God not me.

I am looking for sponsors to help with catering food, restaurant locations for a scene in the movie and other additional products  and services we can showcase in the movie.  If you are a local business in the Memphis, TN (metro area) and would be interested in sponsoring us please email Stacey Robinson at actingoutforlove@gmail.com.

For the Love of God

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I am Pleased to announce that Acting Out For Love Corp is established and waiting for the official letter stating the 501(a)3 tax exemption status.  As we wait for this important moment for our non-profit organization, it is important to get the foundation set and firm with the help of my book “Closer to The One” which tells the story of how God led me to this very moment.

With the purchase of the book either paperback or kindle I can use the money to help invest in the organization and start helping the single parent families.

Please go to amazon.com today and download the kindle copy for .99 cents or purchase the paperback and get the kindle copy for free.

We thank you for your support and the single parent families thank you as well.

His Glory or Yours

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His Glory or Yours

Psalm 37:3-4

Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Another question from my mentoring brother of Christ was “Is your work for God’s glory or yours?”  I immediately got defensive and said “For Gods glory” and then I stopped and thought about everything I changed in my life in the past three years and it is true; it is for God’s glory but I have been praying for some glory of my own.  I know we all want to be praised for our work but we don’t always get it and we shouldn’t do things and expect to get something in return.  We do what we are passionate about for God and his glory will shine through us without any help of a spotlight.

“Closer to the One” is a testimony of life changing events; it’s about taking responsibility for my actions and accepting Jesus as my Lord and savior.  I would have never had the guts to share my testimony with the world if it wasn’t for Jesus Christ.

I was once a Christian living in the silence of my own ways not letting Jesus in because he was a human more so than my lord and savior.  He represented love and life but he also represented a human body and I haven’t been very trusting towards other humans for a long time.  People only saw what I wanted them to see or sometimes they saw too much and then I would disappear.

As I renew my mind everyday before I turn on the marketing strategist of the Godly and savvy business woman I ask the Lord to give me strength, love, and grace to walk the path he has chosen for me.  My path is lonely at times and very challenging but its Gods way and his way is the only way.

In His Hands

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Romans 12:11
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor.
Philippians 4:13
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Psalm 28:7
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
Isaiah 55:11
So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

There is a lot of pressure in this world to be the best of the best and often we put most of it on ourselves.   When we are passionate about things that we are good at we put so much pressure on winning and others who are living through you put pressure on you too.

As a writer I want to become one of the great writers that leave a legacy.  I have discovered, like me, many writers didn’t make a living off their writing they had a day time career that paid the bills.  Attorney/writer Scott Turow wrote his first few best sellers, on the train to and from work, Toni Morrison won a Pulitzer prize for her novels and she worked as an editor in Manhattan, Poet William Carlos Williams was a pediatrician; poet Wallace Stevens sold insurance.

In the nineteenth century, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote her great bestseller, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, between scrubbing floors, cooking, and raising her children, Nathaniel Hawthorne worked in the Salem Custom House and wrote “The Scarlett Letter” at night, and Lewis Carroll wrote “Alice in Wonderland” and he was a mathematician.

When I get overwhelmed and have doubts about how, when, and what I will write about I think of these people whom I discovered are just like me.

You are not born being great at something, you master it through surrendering your life to the Lord, and letting him guide you through your growth of using your gift for his Glory and through his glory you will shine.

In anything and everything you do surrender it the Lord, do your best, and let God do the rest.

References
Parallel Study Bible, NIV (1984). Zondervan.
Laurie E. Rozakis, Ph.D.  (1997) The   Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creative Writing (p.18). Alpha Books.

What it takes

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I am connected to the world by many social media sites that receive my WordPress posts.  This is a great way to connect with many people.  Although we may be connected or followed we don’t always see the results of business.  I was reading a spam email this morning about that very subject.  I do agree with what the gentleman was saying.   We have the tools but because the internet is flooded we cannot always live off our personal business.

What does it take to make your dreams a reality? To be 1 of the million authors that people stop and read.  I know from other Authors experiences it takes patience, perseverance, passion, and faith in God.

What do you do to make your business thrive? I would love feedback and ideas.