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Dorothy Mays Clark - Actor/ Singer/ Director/ Playwright
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From My Heart, Mind and Soul....

Back on Track

Oh..... Just an FYI..... It's been about a month or so that I've had issues with my phone, carrier, etc. I really can't say if it's one or the other. I just know that at one point I wasn't receiving text messages and would have to power off and power on and then get a flood of messages. The next phone (as a replacement phone- yeah almost like the refs-lol) couldn't handle everything that I needed for it to do and was only really good for the basics. And now, I'm back to square one.

"The Stranger Beside Me"

Sometimes, I admit, I get caught up with the Lifetime movies. When I was younger, I used to tease my mother about watching those movies on the "Crying Channel", as we would call it. But, now, as a woman, myself, I catch myself getting drawn in to so many of those movies. Their slogan, "My movies. My LifeTime", is definitely on point. 

One movie I identified with was,"The Stranger Beside Me". It is a 1995 made for television movie that stars Tiffani Amber Thiessen as a young newlywed who suspects that her charming husband is not as charming or innocent as he seems.

'Til I Die

Write your post here."Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives." (Jude 23, NLT)

This is the verse which is often used when persons state, "Love the sinner, but hate the sin". And, I have adopted this and gone forward.

I am a Christian. I don't believe in certain lifestyles. I don't believe in arrogantly living in sin.

I am a Christian. I'm nice to you.

Still here....

Yesterday after performing a monologue during my church's Spring Musical Concert I was approached by one of the older sisters of the church. She expressed to me how much she enjoyed my performance and stated how she had no idea that I did "stuff like that". 

This brought a smile to my face. My mother began to let her know that I've been doing "stuff like that" for years and that I'm always in plays. Another sister mentioned that she knew that I did plays, but she had never been to any and didn't know I was "that good".

Lord, help!

I don't understand. I don't understand. Lord, I don't understand. People can be so nasty and mean. And the really funny thing is that it may not be directed towards me. It could be because I'm the Pastor's daughter and they have a problem with my father. Or they don't like my mother so they don't like me. It can get to be so hard sometimes that I just want to be able to cuss them out and go on about my business. But, I remain classy and I keep it cool! I smile nicely. My parents taught me that!

That awkward moment

Don't you hate those awkward moments when you first meet someone and you're not sure of where it's going? I like them. Do they like me? Did I make an impression? Am I really putting myself out there again? And then they call or text and you breathe a sigh of relief. But then you wonder how many moments you will have like this before you find a certain level of comfort. Comfort.... I'm waiting on you!

Always remember, God has you just where He needs you to be!

As  looked at the clock I was a little perturbed that I wasn't going to be able to make it to the gym today. I try to go during my lunch hour, but with only one other worker in the office today it pushed my lunch back and about the time that I would be able to go it would be a busy time at the gym. Since I'm working my way back into the workout routine I have vowed not to go during those busy times. I'm not trying to discourage myself by seeing so many people and having to wait on machines, etc.

Stress 2-27-12

I caught myself doing it again. For some reason I carry my stress in my shoulders. And when I'm tense, my shoulders are raised and I don't really notice until hours later and I'm trying to massage knots out of my shoulders and neck. Why do I do it? I'm not too sure. I guess the triumph now is that I've acknowledged the problem. The next step will be to analyze the source. Stay tuned.... 

I Am a Valuable Tool in Someone's Healing (Borrowed)

I Am a Valuable Tool in Someone's Healing (Borrowed)
 
No man is free until all men are free.  No woman is healed until all women are healed.  These are more than profound statements worthy of thought.  They are the clues to the moral responsibility we all have for one another.  Many of us hold on to our pain, afraid to reveal it.  Ashamed to admit it.  Others hold on to healing information because we believe it is ours to own.  We owe it to ourselves and everyone else to see that all people live painless and free.  It is our duty to share what we know if it has helped us to move beyond some darkness in life.  We can talk it out or write it out, but we must get it out to those in need.  We can support someone and encourage someone else to take healing steps or paths or ways.  We should think about where we would be if there were no books or people to guide us when we need it.  Then, weigh an open heart and extended hand, we can pull someone else along.

"The Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak...."

"The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" just took on a new meaning with me. For the last few weeks, I have not been at my 100% best. And everything that I've wanted to do or needed to do, I have not had the energy to do. And, for me, that has been frustrating. But, I had to take a moment and think about what kind of lesson I could be learning in this and that's when this phrase popped in my head.

Now, I know that this phrase comes from the Bible when Jesus was speaking to his disciples in the Garden about keeping watch while he prayed.

No Regrets?

In just one moment he made me have regrets. I always said that I would not live a life of regrets. Whatever would happen, whatever came my way, I would not live a life of regret. But, just like that, in one conversation, he made me look back at the mistakes I made and how in one moment I could have changed my future, which is now my present. Wow! 

Have you ever looked back at some of your mistakes and wondered "what if?" I've done that. And, somehow, that seems different than looking back and having regrets.

Getting my audience....

As I'm further preparing to finish my book, I was advised that I need to begin to build my audience....... Hmmmmmm....... Okay, my book will be for women. It will be for women who may be in a struggle. It will be for women who are usually strong, but learn to be weak. It will be for you!!!

Please contact me at dmc@dorothymaysclark.com to share your thoughts and concerns.

I Serve an Awesome God!!

Wow!! Just when I started having doubts and not knowing whether or not I should still be doing what I'm doing, God always shows up on time!
 
Today I was presented with an awesome opportunity. I don't want to say too much about it now. Well, I really don't know too much about it now. LOL! But, I'm excited! This may just be the biggest move in my career and where God is leading me.
 
Recently, I've been trying to decide which way I was going in my career. I've been thinking about not doing so much theater.

The Creative Mind

I'm thankful for the gift that God has given me. However, when it's times like this, 2 am and I can't go to sleep, I am sooooo confused. I would love to be at peace. But, my mind will not shut off. Does anyone else ever have that issue?

I'm Drained.....

I'm done. I throw my hands up. I can't do it anymore. Negative people are draining. Evil people are draining. I was having a pretty good day today. Then I had an encounter with a negative person and they literally "zapped" the energy out of me. By 8 pm, I was ready to go to sleep and hope to have a better day tomorrow without facing any negativity.
 
In order to do this, I'm declaring, as Mary J. Blige sang, "No More Drama". Anyone who approaches me with any negativity, any evil thoughts or spirits will promptly be guided elsewhere.