Have you ever gone to a networking or social event and realize you're talking with someone, but you’re not hearing a word they say? Sure, you're doing everything right – making eye contact, verbally acknowledging their thoughts when they pause, even leaving a smile plastered across your face – but the truth is, you're not listening. You're not there. You're somewhere else.
“There are no small parts, only small actors. ” Constantin Stanislavski I’ve been on both the receiving and giving end of that line. As a director I’ve said those words to many students who just found out they didn’t get cast as the lead and are feeling disappointment. With all of my heart I believe those words to be true. There are no small parts. Every part in every production serves a vital role. I know this to be true, and because I believe it, I have often quoted it. I’ve also been on the receiving end of that line. In High School when my drama coach said that to me I immediately responded with “yeah, right” (eye rolling might have also been involved). I still feel that way sometimes. Sometimes life seems so small and so unimportant that I find myself questioning whether my part in it matters at all.
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Recently, two immediate family members committed suicide. It has been a rough season recovering and coping. Often, my thoughts are centered around death – almost anticipating my own death. One day, on my way to work, the song ‘We Were Made to Thrive’ came on the radio. I don’t have to tell you the impact that had. I had to reapply my makeup when I got to work. It is hard for me to imagine a joy unending, but I know it will come.
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My wife has filed for divorce. Please pray so the spirit of separation and divorce can be defeated in our Lord Jesus Christ's name. I trust in God my Lord of restoration who hates divorce. I beieve in his promises and his blessing since we got married almost 22 years ago. Thanks for your prayers, brothers and sisters. My wife's name is Dalia and mine is Juan. God bless you all.
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My mom is a single parent and is supporting a family of four. She constantly says that she's a failure as a mom and questions her self as a mom. I have tried to tell her that she's not but it doesn't work. I wish she knew how much she means to her children. I ask for prayer for her.
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