New Pathways

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Going through the Masters program for my Pastoral Counseling Certificate has been one of the greatest decisions I have ever made.  This class has helped me in so many ways understand myself and others from the past, present, and into the future.

When we are faced with problems that we are not prepared for it is important to keep Christ as the center other wise we will only cause more problems instead of creating solutions.  Walk the right path as Jesus Christ as your center not your own will and you will not be steared wrong.

Believer or Not!

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Closer to the One movie!

A Christian Film by Stacey A. Robinson
Inspired by her personal story “Closer to The One” on Amazon.com.

We are currently raising money for our next film project working title “Closer to The One”.  A romantic comedy for those hopeless romantic believers in Christ.

A Single mom gets a fresh start in a fixer-upper home and with the help of God’s handy man finds herself closer to the one.

Story Synopsis

A single mom name Stacey and her daughter Sela move in to a fixer-upper with a grumpy neighbor who happens to be an old boyfriend of Stacey’s.  When Jack realizes that Stacey lives next door he finds any excuse to go see her and complain.   Stacey hires a handy man, Oliver, to help fix the issues that seem to be causing Jack to bring more grief to Stacey’s door and in the process Oliver with the help Sela thaw the hearts of two stubborn people.

Casting call- email Headshot/resume to actingoutforlove@gmail.com

Lead roles and Supporting roles will be paid.

Jack- (age range late 30’s; ethnic-caucasian;tall, fit, handsome) Neighbor/mechanic
Oliver (age range 60’s; ethnic- open; God fearing man, humble) Handy Man

Extra’s will be listed as needed – follow the facebook page coming soon

Christian Singer/Songer writer needed to write/sing/perform song to go along with the movie.

We should have done this when I was growing up!

By Jim Petersen

In my Pastoral course at Liberty University I came across this game by Jim Petersen called Family Listening Game.  Growing up in a huge family of 9 kids you have to really talk loud and fast or interrupt a lot to get your story in at meal time.  This game allows each family member to speak and share what is on your mind and heart as the others sit and listen.  This game is not only for families; I recommend this game for team building as well.  It can be fun and very helpful with bringing those low key quiet people out of their shells.  I hope you will try this at home and work and share this game with others.

Off with the Old and On with th New

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To be sanctified or redeemed is to be reborn as Christian and set apart from your old life with a new life and walk with Jesus Christ.  Many new born Christians can become extreme because it is so important to fight the old ways off.  2 Corinthians 5:17   Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.  In the new walk with Christ your friends and family can be hurt or annoyed because your new ways are so different from theirs.   This is not always the case but it does happen more than not.

It is important for me to focus on the positive changes of my new walk with Christ and surrender myself everyday.  I realized recently that God was showing me that my worries of not messing up were causing more harm than good.  As I walk with Christ I have been working hard to avoid the things that cause me pain but at the same time I isolate myself as well.  Bring on the pain; no pain no gain!  You know the saying “Where ever you go; there you are.”  I can not always avoid seeing someone or something that causes me pain but I can hand it over to God in that moment and be amazed at the strength and growth that occurs.

By making a list of things you do differently in your walk with Christ; you will know the Glory that God has put in your life.   In each day we face temptations that could bring about old habits and ways of life, that is why praying and talking these challenges out with Jesus is so important.  God gives us strength to ward off the evil temptations but we must trust in him.

If you want to start a new life with Jesus Christ say these words of prayer and take the first steps in his light:

Dear Lord,
I admit that I am a sinner. I have done many things that don’t please you. I have lived my life for myself. I am sorry and I repent. I ask you to forgive me. I believe that you died on the cross for me, to save me. You did what I could not do for myself. I come to you now and ask you to take control of my life, I give it to you. Help me to live every day in a way that pleases you. I love you, Lord, and I thank you that I will spend all eternity with you.

Amen.

http://christianity.about.com/od/prayersforspecificneeds/a/salvationprayer.htm

Taking the Fall

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The Falls in life can be many things from love to self-sacrifice.  With the falls I have taken I wouldn’t change a thing because it has led me to this very post. God is good and has not forgotten me.

“Falls Cabin” was a dream made into reality by a great baby brother and good friends.  It didn’t turn out to be a blockbuster but it was a great learning experience that will help me on my next venture with my Christian film project “Closer to The One”.

I hope you will check out my first film on amazon Falls Cabin.

One of these days..

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So many thoughts go through my mind as the day begins.  I would love to say I wake up with a smile everyday but I don’t.  This morning I wanted to hide under the covers and sleep. My mind said “Get up there are things to do but my body said “No oh so tired and weary.”  Well obviously it was mind over matter.  I usually do have something to say but yesterday I was rendered speechless other than homework assignments due.

Church was good and ironically the topic was very fitting for that day.  We all want peace in life and relationships.  When you desire forgiveness and friendship from someone whom is not willingly to give it; well it just humbles you to say “It’s in Gods hands.”

Life is wonderful to me and the idea of someone robbing me of life or anyone else breaks my heart.  We only get one chance to live a life on this earth and Glorify God; it is important to use it and appreciate every moment.  We go through wanting and desiring things not really knowing what is good for us.  God is the only one who really knows what we need because he has the plan.  I ask for the blue prints but I don’t get them but what I do receive is hope when I need it most.

Relationships with people may come and go but Gods love is everlasting.  Although I wish all of my hearts desires were in my hands I know that God has a reason for keeping things from me.  It’s the little things that we must appreciate the most before the bigger things can be given to us.

God’s House

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When you let God in your life, the home you started to build will become a palace of wonderful love through Jesus Christ.

“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity