Ebenezer Baptist Church Atlanta

Ebenezer Baptist Church

My mother and I attended 11am service at the new Ebenezer Baptist Church Atlanta last Sunday then proceeded over to the original church for a moment of silence and chill that left me questioning, When am I going to do what I am supposed to do?

If you do not know the history behind Ebenezer Baptist Church you definitely know this name, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He lead the spiritual place alongside his father as the co- pastor until his passing; also placing it as one of the hearts of the Civil Rights Movement. Women, men, boys, and girls would all congregate to hear him and a plethora of other’s activist speak and motivate equality for all.

The quote above posted in the historical church reminded me that God moves us in directions to change the world wether big or small. When you act on his calling of love it leads to your true purpose but because it is not built on your 9-5 job and most of the time you may not get anything back, not even a thank you, we avoid those calling of conspiring with the universe to do good for others.

What is yours? or you holding back from it? Why?


Mississippi Film Festival: The Perfect Sacrifice

Mississippi Film Festival African American Black Film Festival in New York

Harlem International Film Festival

LA Short Film Festival in Los Angeles

And now Mississippi Film Festival! The Perfect Sacrifice is on a roll!  Mississippi is such a important festival to be a part of because Emmett Till was brutally murdered there. During that time we would have been shunned for highlighting the mother of Emmett Till’s experience of having a open casket at his funeral and hurt or even killed for being honored in the city it took place in. America has came a long way yet we still have a long way to go. Let’s keep moving.

To see the trailer for the film that I was Costume Designer for and learn more about the story click here.

 


The Side of the Road

You are on this path and one day you decide to stop. You just sit down in the middle of the divider with your legs crossed in a lotus like position and all day you look each way deciding if you wanna go back or move forward. That’s what summed up my day yesterday.

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Image Credit: Cottage Cheese and Crepe Paper

Seems like everything is catching up with me and I’m walking on this journey with three of those hiking backpacks plus two rolling luggages. Not those new hard shell luggages that need wheel alignment’s but the cloth ones that was passed down to you because you needed one and your aunt was throwing things out. A big load! So yesterday I made the decision to put all of it down and just marinate. What if I just go back? It’ll be easier but unhappy. What if I just stopped? Then I’ll create a road block because all my shit will be piled up. What if I get up and keep going? Eventually my load will lighten as I continue to step and I will be happy that I kept going to finish this journey. So whether you are juggling two jobs or none, have a mate or children to deal with, or can’t decide if you want apples or oranges…. Take a seat, breathe, and get up but just keep going.

Paula Renee