Well....I really like the Adobe Premiere Elements 10 software but I think it is making my new laptop freeze up. Unfortunately I blamed my Lenovo with the Windows 7 system as the culprit. I had to take it back to Best Buy for the Geek Squad to take it down and then re-install everything. Not once but twice and I am holding my breath as I type this blog. I did not display a good attitude when I took the laptop in to be worked on considering it was less than 30 days old and for that I should apologize to the young man that waited on me. But I was so frustrated if you know what I mean.
After reading information regarding Adobe Premiere Elements 10 it says on their website that they have had problems such as freezing up computers with the Windows 7 system. Hopefully they can get that fixed because I really enjoyed editing my videos with that software. It was easy and I was just getting the hang of incorporating music and text.
For the last video I used Windows Movie Maker and I found that it does a very good job too so...I may have to install Adobe Premiere Elements 10 on my Dell desktop and use Windows Movie Maker on my laptop. This may be fun to compare the two and see which is better for me.
It is my dream to create videos for my blog and website as I share a bible study I wrote about the Samaritan woman. Until then Donna and I will discuss various topics.
Hope you enjoy the video....be a dreamer! Be a living interpretation of what you believe! Click here to watch the video Be a Dreamer Session1
I am always looking into new ways to spread the Word that Jesus saves and to encourage women to live out their God-given dreams so they can use their talents to bring HIM praise. It sounds so simple, doesn't it? Well we all know it takes courage to dream the dream.
One of my dreams is to have a video blog along with the written word and so I have invited my friend Donna Clements, an author and public speaker to join me every week to put together short videos for my blog and hers. Our friend, Caroline Long, who is a professional organizer and motivator joined us last week and you can click on this link to view it. Well, that also is easier said than done. First of all you must start with a really good quality camera like the Canon EOS 60D and shoot in the best setting for HD. Then you have to upload it into your editing software. I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10. So far I can produce ok videos like the one I posted a couple of days ago. But I want to become an expert at so that readers/ watchers will want to stay tuned.
As I shared my latest venture with the BAG Ladies (Business Accountability Group) a lady asked me to film her for her website about her Bed & Breakfast. She wants to wait until the spring flowers bloom and her garden is i top shape. So I have a few months to experiment and hopefully this will become a side business that can provide an income for my real business....and that is to be about my heavenly Father's business.
God is really making it clear to
me that I am a dreamer…I am to dream…and I am to fulfill that dream. The Holy Spirit will guide me throughout this
process but I must put forth an effort and listen to the inner voice of wisdom. Proverbs 4: 6 Do not forsake
wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will
watch over you. This past Sunday,
February 12, 2012, was missionary Sunday and Saji John from India gave a
message that aroused and confirmed the dreamer within me. It truly seems as if God is telling me that
the time has come for me to soar with Him on wings like an eagle. It is time for me to get over myself and out of my comfort zone and walk in my purpose without hesitation. I have been performing dramas of biblical women ...I call that ministry Living Interpretations! ...and I love this calling. I am also to continue focusing on advancing Spiritual Spa so other churches can pamper women too. Of course in both ministries I am to share the Good News that Jesus saves!!
Isaiah 40: 28-31 “ Do
you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the
everlasting God, the Creator of the
ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He
gives strength to the weary and
increases the power of the weak. Even youthsgrow tired and weary, and young
men stumble and fall; but those
who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not
grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Psalm 103:1-5 Praise the
LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being,
praise his holy name. Praise theLORD, O my
soul, and forget not all his benefits-- who
forgives all your sins and heals all your
diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns
you with love and compassion, who satisfies
your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like
Below are my notes
from Saji John - I hope you are encouraged to be a DREAMER!
Gen 37:18-20 …”So Joseph went after his brothers and found them
near Dothan.18But they saw him in the distance, and before he
reached them, they plotted to kill him.19"Here comes that dreamer!" they said to
each other.20"Come now, let's kill him and throw him into
one of these cisternsand say that a
ferocious animal devoured him.Then we'll see what
comes of his dreams."
oTo be a dreamer for God takes courage.
oA visionary is a rebel and goes against the world and how they think we
are supposed to be.
oVisionary has a purpose to
oWe need a purpose to live and people are happy when they have a purpose of
a higher power.
oPeople today don’t know why they are here or where they are going.
oWe have a Gospel which the world needs to know…we are to pass the Gospel
oDreamers will have to go against tradition.
oVisionary – Dreamer – Will be
a transformed person
oWe are to be a transmitter of Jesus to others.
oWe are to be a vessel to carry out the message.
oBe committed to the dream God has given to you (i.e. Paul, Joseph, Mary,
oVisionary- Dreamer –Will see
things in the Spirit that may not be seen in the natural.
oStand in the purpose and dream so that when things come against you, you
will dream the dream.
oDream about the vision of your purpose.
oPeople will make fun of you and persecute you.
oGod can use incapable people.
oYou don’t need “qualifications” but you must have a heart for God.
oYou must have a willing heart that is obedient.
oYour church will help you spiritually to commit to your purpose.
oVisionary will have
oPeople who cannot dream do not want you to dream.
oPray God will give others dreams.
oYou will receive opposition from your Sunday School class, your family…
oAnything worth living for is worth dying for…CHRIST IS WORTHY!!
oLook at attacks not as being persecuted but as being used by God.
oVisionary will not let death
come to the vision!
oGod know the acts you do for Him – others don’t.
oSometimes you don’t feel like finishing but keep going.
oBe faithful to the dream God has given you.
oBE PERSISTENT IN WALKING OUT YOUR DREAM!
oVisionary will give great
gifts to those around them.
oWe are to be a blessing to those around us.
Don’t focus on your
inadequacies, admit your failures and keep going. God uses broken vessels
and rubber bands. He will stretch us
until we are ready for His purpose. We
must have a dream for Christ! God gives
us the dream and will equip us to fulfill it.
1 It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.2 The evening meal was being served, and the devil had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Jesus.3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?" 7 Jesus replied, "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand."
When Jesus washed the disciples feet it was as an act of a servant to show that we are to serve one another. We can serve others in a multitude of ways. I was served in a most precious and practical way on Wednesday. You see I have a difficult time asking for help unless I can pay the person and yet I know that when I help someone I am saddened when they offer to pay me. It takes the joy out of the service. So when I had a friend offer to help me make curtains I knew this was her way of ministering to others.She just made curtains for the nursery of our pastor's new baby and she has helped decorate and paint scenery for many events at our church. She is very talented and truly wants to be used of God.
So sometimes getting your feet washed has nothing to do with water or your feet.
Donna G. was a living interpretation of her beliefs and I was so blessed!
Well ...Donna and I are trying to hear what God is telling us to do and to act upon it. This is our first try at taping a segment on Courage.. I feel like the lion in the Wizard of Oz...I need courage! I hope this encourages you in some small way to have courage!
1 Corinthians 16:13 "Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.
Verses we reference:
Exodus 31: 3.." and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts-- 4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, 5 to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship."
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
After you watch the video I invite you to leave a comment.
Our Wednesday night class is studying the book of Luke and in preparing for class I read the following passage.
Luke 11:33-36 "No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, a when the light of a lamp shines on you."
The most important part of this passage to me is that my eyes have to be good in order for me to see the Light correctly. Good is meant as "sound"; Greek: "single." That is focused, single-minded. I am to keep my eyes focused on Christ and the Word. When my eyes are not focused on HIM, looking around at the things of the world that I think are ok and putting more time into things that do not bring me closer to the Lord, I have opened my eyes and allowed things that are not of God to enter my mind.
I have also created dark places where I don't want the light to shine because if it does then the evil within me is exposed. The darkness of a critical spirit, selfishness, greed, the list could go on. But I want to be a women after God's own heart and full of His Light. Conviction from the Holy Spirit has already begun and it stirs within me a desire to read the Bible more to be single-minded.
Am I a living interpretation of His light? Forgive me Lord! Please fill me with spiritual understanding and insight.