January 17th, 2018
Friends, fellow artists, and others,
This part of the website will highlighting the companies, businesses and artists that I love, plus projects that are upcoming for me. After all, we are all in this together. And if it's cool, it's worth sharing.
HOWEVER, it's the new year. I'm in a place of complete upheaval (yet, as safe as I've ever been), so I'm going to selfishly allow my personal life to steal the limelight.
2017--I built a tiny house and found a place to live within easy distance of NYC, which I was sure was my next step. However, my priorities changed. My family in South Central PA had just been through a tumultuous season. My house took forever to build--much longer then I had planned. And, I started to love the people I had been given. The goal was to move before I could begin to love them. Hilariously, time ran out.
2018--Two auditions, several meetings, several teaching appointments in (I live by my calendar and cannot be trusted without it), I am so happy and so bloody scared. What the heck AM I doing? Will God really provide enough work for me in South Central PA? The town I live in runs farm equipment through the town square. Yet, I just got an email from another theatre teaching opportunity twenty minutes away...and my calendar is overwritten in several colors of pen.
Psalm 37 is terrifying for the likes of me. By nature, I'm a do-er. I will work for love and money. Yet, Psalm 37 promises good for the people who trust in God's provision rather than their own strength. It says "Be still." "Wait patiently." "Fret not yourself." If you're not sure why that is terrifying, look back at "2017."
So, this is Psalm's challenge--the best challenge that 2018 could offer--
Trust in the Lord (even when the next step is murky)
Do good (which means looking outside myself and my selfish worries)
Dwell in the land (which means claiming South-Central PA as home)
Befriend faithfulness (follow through on my commitments, even if something "better" seems to come along)
Delight in the Lord (because he will be my only constant through life and beyond)
And, that's plenty for now.
Because occasionally, ideas overfloweth!