Monday, June 15, 2015

Sometimes Your Own Adventures Surprise You

This year God has allowed me to go on some fun adventures. Which is part of why I haven't been blogging as much. But I hope to do more soon. But for now here is a story from something God did a few months ago. 

 He does it when you least expect it. God comes in and rocks your world. He changes your perspective and blesses you so much. 

For the last part of 2014 I felt like I was on auto pilot with my faith. I would go through the motions and tried to learn my lessons, but I wasn't pursuing God. I was just getting by. 

Then New Years Day it happened. I was left a message to call Burns Family Studios. They asked me to come up to Michigan to work for them for three weeks. I was floored. I had put in an application to work from home. I never thought that I would be chosen to go. 

Yet there I stood in the Austin airport a week and half later waiting for my flight to take off. It really hit me, I'm going to Michigan. 

That night was a different story. Because of a matinence issue, my flight was delayed and I missed my connection. I was stuck in the airport waiting on standby for the next flight to Detroit. As the hours dragged on and the flight kept getting delayed, I realized that my chances of getting out that night were slim. Since it was the airlines fault they had given me a hotel voucher and a ticket for a flight the next day. I was so tired and feeling so alone. I decided to get some sleep and catch the flight in the morning. 

At the hotel I sat down on the bed and cried. Lord, I feel so alone. I'm in a strange city and this isn't where I wanted to be. Please help me. Through the tears I heard Gods reply. I am here. I am with you. I will watch over you and protect you. Deep in my soul I felt a peace that had been lacking. God wrapped His arms around me and showed me love and grace for all of my whining and complaining. I sent a final message to my family letting them know I was okay and resting. Not only did they give me encouragement, but several friends were praying for me and encouraging me. I went to bed feeling better. 

The next day I was about to catch my flight and arrived in Michigan without incident. 

The following weeks were a wonderful and challenging adventure. I found not only a group of amazing women waiting for me, but friendship. We bonded in a special and unique way. Each of these girls was a treasure and a delight to work with. 

Work started as soon as I got there. We all spent long days making calls, sending emails, and promoting Beyond The Mask. It was very rewarding. 

What God did on my downtime was nothing short of a complete turnaround. Through conversations and sometimes debate, God showed me that I was hiding my faith because I was afraid of legalism and fear of people. It totally broke me. I saw how I had become afraid to speak. I repented. God forgave me and showed me great love. 

In the days that followed God and I shared many sweet moments of fellowship together. Enjoying the trip, playing in the snow, and reading Romans. He reignited a passion and love for Him that I had been missing. He changed me. 

My faith was restored and my eyes were open to see what God could do through me. It was a huge turnaround. 

In the meantime, we as a group were taking a lot of little adventures. Going to Canada, enjoying the snow (a big event for a Texas girl), ice skating, and just being together. 

God provided so many wonderful opportunities while I was there. I didn't want it to end. But as with everything in this life, it came to an end. 

Now that I'm home and looking back on the whole fun wonderful crazy fun adventure, I see how much God used it to grow me. 

I now share Him and His message of love and grace more freely. I love more. I enjoy the warmth and green of Texas more. Life is better, richer, and deeper.

That's how God rocked my world. He gave me a blessing so big that I couldn't contain it. I had to let it spill over into others. And may His love and grace continue to spill through me now and forever more. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

An Update

Dear Filmmaking friends,
     Wow it's been an amazing and crazy few months. The blog has been on my radar, but sadly it has not been at the top of my priority list.
      However I'm hoping to change that in the days to come. So I am opening up the floor for suggestions, thoughts, and comments.
      I've also added some new movies to the movies page.
      Also for your viewing pleasure I have pictures from my latest film project. Joseph was awesome to work on.
      Have a great day, Rose

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Update #2

Here are pictures from my filming adventure. It was such an amazing project. The people I worked with were fantastic and the place where we were filming was fabulous.



Lakeside Dinner Scene

Romantic right?

And next week I'm heading out to help with filming Joseph. I'm so excited. Set decorating and props mastering id perfect for me. 

What have you all been up to?

Monday, May 5, 2014

Set Decorator

Here's some of the things that I have collected for the film I'm working on.

I have such great friends that are willing to lend me stuff. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

General Update #1

I bet you have been wondering where I was.

Since we last talked my life has become very busy. For one I've been volunteering a lot at the hospital.

On the filming scene I've been filming some short videos in ASL for the deaf world (more on this in later posts). In two weeks I'm going to be the set decorator/props master for a short  Biblical film called Genesis. I'm so excited to serve on this project. I'll do some blog posts on it later.

I have some great interviews and movies to share with you in the days ahead.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Script Writing Contest

Hello all,

Just wanted to let you know about a young filmmakers story contest. The winning entry will have their film produced by the upcoming Filmmakers Academy Summer Camp!

Click Here for complete rules and submission deadlines.