This Past Weekend

We completed principal photography for the short film 14 to Fate. The cast was amazing. After a couple of weeks of rehearsal, they showed up ready to go. They were patient and helpful, be even more, told the story well. It was nice to have familiar faces like Ron Clemons and Debra Buchanan, but also welcome new actors with this project.

We all had moments of “ooh, that was good!”

Wardrobe was designed by Bridgette Thompson who is incredible. She had such a vision for each character and her clothing help bring out more of the character. She and her sewing machine helped make movie magic.

Sharli Ratliff helped design the production and carve out the vision for this project.

Hope Anderson was the Assistant Director, production assistant, camera person, driver, caterer, etc. Without her, this would not be the project it has been shaped into. Her leadership kept us on time and on task.

Kimani Oletu did some of the camera, which you will see is very nice.

We had fun. We made movie magic.

I can’t wait for you to see it.

When You Come For Me

You better be in for the long haul. This is a new series I am starting on called Portrait of Evangelical Racists.

I am working with new stuff, but it is proving to be worth it. For some reason strangers think they can come at you on social media, and it started me to thinking. How dare you freely give away your racism like you preaching God’s word. I didn’t ask for that. But I see it for what it is. People always trying to put their hate behind the bible.

I expect this series to grow.

Standing up trying not to fall asleep

“If you chase a dog it will run,” Ms CJ said. She jumped into the conversation of the teenage boy behind me. He was almost in tears talking to his friend about how his girl broke up with him.

Ms CJ went on to say, “just be still.” She had butted into his conversation because she couldn’t resist. She knew he needed good sound advice at this time.

She went on to tell him that things happen for a reason and if he was still for a while, it would make sense later.

Once she said that we got off the bus because it was our stop.

This morning Pastor Tanya was telling me how people are always asking her to tell them the purpose God has for their life.

I can’t do that, she said. I tell them they need to meet with Him everyday. She said through that quiet time and scripture God will reveal His plan to you, but it is something you have to do yourself.

So all of you folks out there searching for a magic elixir, be still and know. It is through time spent in His word that you learn the shepherd’s voice. Like any relationship worth having, time spent in it is what makes it work. Listen.

Book of the Month

Last Chance for Dancing During the Storm, a collection of short stories that represent people dealing with the storms of life. There are times when we have to decide are we going to lay down or fight. All of these stories tell of people who are either coming out of, in the middle of or going into a storm. In this second volume, the stories deal with justice, women’s issues and deception.

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