Finding Her Voice
Directors: Ceola J. & Don "Dusty" Phelps
Writer: Ceola J.
Genre: Gospel, Drama
Based on the real-life story of motivational speaker, author, encourager, and playwright, Ceola J., I'm Not My Past shares the power to overcome a tumultuous childhood and a subsequently challenging adult life. This film is similar to three Christian-based films that include War Room, Courageous, and Walk by Faith. The films' characters faced various challenging situations that required unquenchable faith, trust, and an unrelenting hope!
I'm Not My Past is a heart-felt story tracing the life of Ceola J. from childhood through adulthood. As a child, Ceola lived in the largest county in California and had a circle of friends, but very few knew what she was experiencing when she returned home, wherever home was at that time. The dark secrets she was keeping as a child and the degree of responsibility she bared at such a young age were unimaginable. The result, fear of being exposed by those who thought they knew the fair-skinned, long-haired, skinny, Wichita Indian and African-American mixed breed little girl. A fear that taught her early on how to hide the truth.
Ceola learned through each life experience that life is not the fairytale stories she heard about growing up, nor is life fair. Life is about the choices that we make and discovering one's purpose through the redemptive Blood of Jesus Christ, realizing the plan, enduring the process, and overcoming the evil plot! Life is about faith in God, learning to trust and believe in His Good and Perfect Will.