Not gonna lie when I first heard about YWAM’s film and acting schools I thought they were waaay beyond my ability to do, but then I realized, “Hey, it’s only three months and why not try it.” Ten years later and I’m living the dream. I love creating unique and compelling stories as a YWAM filmmaker and actress.
DTS and YWAM is not only about a 6 month journey, it’s about the rest of your life. 7 years in YWAM has taught me lessons I will not forget, here are 5 of them…
To be completely honest, I expected a grand revelatory experience there among the clutter of trees and electric yellow birds and crystalline (sometimes red) lakes...and I didn't have one. I kept waiting to be smacked in the face by spiritual understanding, or brought to my knees in unprecedented awe, and I never was.
If you allow people to validate you due to your abilities, you give them just as much permission to invalidate you when you’re incapable.
Seasons are necessary for growth and adventure with God.
Let peace rule your heart.
How can I live in a conscious awareness of God’s presence? How can I do life with God?
I arrived in the beautiful city of Brisbane; drunk and full of second-thoughts. I knew I was going to have to give up so many of my comforts and I wasn’t ready to delve into this YWAM way of living.
What laid ahead of me was uncertainty, impossibility, and challenge. My previous life experience was telling me that I’m stupid for walking further and further away from the safety and comfortability of the shores, but I just knew that I couldn’t live in the boundaries of the familiar any more.
And we begin to doubt God’s goodness; the most commonly whispered lie of the Enemy. The lie that God is not good.