Inspiration on Purpose from Actor Ernie Hudson and Dream in Soul Creative Apparel

Above: Actor Ernie Hudson with one of the latest designs from Dream in Soul Creative Apparel. Click here to get this and other inspiring shirts…

“…the fulfilling of who you are and your purpose for being here is not found outside, it’s trusting God to move you, to inspire you…” – Ernie Hudson

Lately Dream in Soul has been busy shining a light and spreading inspiration at various events through speaking or representing our Dream in Soul Creative Apparel line (stay tuned for more updates on the blog). Here’s Actor Ernie Hudson with one of our latest designs “Live, Love and Dream for a greater Purpose” at a recent event; you might know him from one of over 100 movie and TV roles – of which he might be best known for his role in Ghostbusters. Ernie’s also an inspiring man of faith who played the voice of the apostle Peter in the “Word of Promise” audio Bible.

Ernie grew up thinking he’d be a minister, but then acting came about after trying different things and not feeling as if he found his sweet spot. When he got to college he took an acting class and felt right at home. Ernie shared encouragement on purpose and dreams in an interview with TBN:

“When I read the Bible it’s the Spirit, it’s the knowing that, it’s the fulfilling of who you are and your purpose for being here is not found outside, it’s trusting God to move you, to inspire you – to move through inspiration. To want the things that you want is a wonderful thing but trust in God to guide you to that and things will work out perfectly…but unfortunately sometimes you fear – when you start feeling fear then it’s not the right direction.

Sometimes in desperation we try to reach out and find things outside of ourselves and trust other people who are trying to sell us something. You really need to listen to the inner voice and know that you’ll be guided and the right thing will line up for you – it always has for me. But if you’re looking for someone out there…put not your trust in man.”

Watch Ernie’s interview where he talks more about his journey into purpose below:
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Ready or Not: A Love Story from the Passion for Christ Movement (P4CM) & I Will Wait For You

The Passion for Christ Movement presented this amazing and moving scene at their event called RHETORIC. It merges poetry with theater and retells the greatest love story of all time – of Christ who is coming back for a bride without spot wrinkle or blemish. This piece is by P4CM poets Ezekiel and Janette…ikz who ask you if you’ll be “Ready or Not” for that day…

All to often, we try to do the cleaning and the planning when we Christ should take the lead. With Him at the helm, the wedding day will be just as it should be… all for His glory.

The RHETORIC will be happening again this year on July 6, 2012. You can get tickets at the P4CM website here.

Below, check out another poem, “I Will Wait for You” that was made popular at RHETORIC, from P4CM’s Janette…ikz who talks about why she is waiting for the love that God has for her life:

Reliving the Dream & Legacy – Inspiration from Dr. Martin Luther King & Dramatist Steven Loewenstein

From proclaiming the beauty in diversity to the justice of equality, it’s the messages of bold individuals like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who spurred our country into change so that we can represent the vibrant picture of unity that God intended.

For the past 10 years, Steven Loewenstein has been re-enacting many of Dr. King’s public speeches to educate, inspire and motivate others. Memphis to Montgomery is Steven’s 30 minute tribute to the greatest dreamer of our time—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who dreamed a dream higher than himself and taught us to do the same.

I first saw Loewenstein present at my church where he is also a member and am inspired by how he passionately portrays the messages that inspired a nation into change. His delivery is so moving and spot on that if I heard the message from afar I would have believed I was listening to an actual recording of Dr. King.

Below watch the “I Have a Dream” speech reenacted by Steven Loewenstein at an MLK Essay Competition in Frisco, Texas.

You can watch more videos from Steven Loewenstein at his website

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“Close your eyes and open your heart and you too will relive THE DREAM.”
-Dr. Wm. Gregory Sawyer -Vice President for Student Affairs, California State University-Channel Islands

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once wrote, “everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” In the spirit of the servant, Dr. King, Steven Dean Loewenstein serves the community through his powerful oratorical tribute to one of America’s greatest leaders.

Steven presents a one-man performance, embracing Dr. King’s most beloved and heart rendering speeches. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “March on Washington” will come alive through Mr. Loewenstein’s interpretation of “I Have a Dream.” The dramatic experience of the “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” and the poignancy of the “Drum Major Instinct” will unfold before your very eyes and ears as Steven touches hearts with rhetorical eloquence only befitting a “King”!

Steven Loewenstein’s Performance of the “Drum Major Instinct”