Dawn Ezelle was born on March 16, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois. As a young girl, I recalls the painful nights wearing wooden braces to realign my legs. At age 5 I found myself enrolled in ballet recommended by the MD. That talent led into dance recitals, beauty pageants and church plays. At age 7 my parents divorced and eventually remarried. I grew up in a Christian home with my mother, step father and older brother. In 1985, I
b-lined straight into creative self-expression. While attending college I was offered a background acting opportunity with various movies and commercials in Chicago Metroplex. This road was off my beaten path. My first movie was How Do You Like Me Now. The long late nights was exhausting. When asked to return the next day, I jumped ship. I later found that assignment behind-the-scenes of TNT DALLAS was a God opened a door to witness the love of Yeshua. I gave it my all learning and showing up for 2 seasons and 10 episodes on Dallas TNT. Many acting opportunities sprung forth in Dallas Texas from working in Christian films, photo shoots, commercials and church musicals. The most rewarding and memorable was playing Mary Magdalene in a live outdoor play on Resurrection Sunday in 1996 in Cape Coral, Florida. And the opportunity to work on set of "Seasons of Grey" starring Andrew Cheney summer (2009). Steve Camp, Director of Fisher's of Men requested her to write a creative blog on love. For more info click button below.
I’m often asked, “what have been your favorite stories?” There are too many to mention. The first day I started senior year at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in the occupational therapy department to bible school. When I was asked, How would you like to go to Bible School? I could not say "YES" fast enough. In 2001, I graduated from Faith International Training School and completed a bachelor's degree at Christian Leadership University. The miracle was God supernaturally paid for all needs, food, books and tuition in full. I actively fulfilling, around the world via internet, the mandate that God has given to preach God’s unmerited favor without compromise.
In 2000, W.O.M.E.N. (World Outreach Ministries Educating Nations-D.E.M.) was established. Unexpectedly, personal issues lead to dissolving that 501c3 non-profit. Supernaturally, this outreach followed me up to Ohio. My temporary dwelling became a supernatural funnel for Rita and Katrina Hurricanes. Today, I head up Inspiring Today Ministries, Inc. 501c3 non-profit organization that seeks to build, encourage and inspire people with the gospel of Jesus Christ through new media technology. My passion is to humbly transform many lives, setting people free by pointing them to Holy Spirit and His finished work at Calvary. The books penned will leave an imprint of inspiration, adventure & love for deeper intimacy with the Holy Spirit.
My sabbatical was spent in a log-cabin for 3 days and 1 day in a prayer tower to hear God say, "Orphanage, Are you ready"? Nine months later, I found myself on a missions trip to Casa Esperanza Orphanage in Guatemala, C.A. during 9-11 were most memorable. My second ministry trip was to Israel where I discovered my Jewish heritage. W.O.M.E.N. (World Outreach Ministries Educating Nations) and D.E.M. (Dawn Ezelle Ministries, Inc.) was the start for community re-entry, Ministering to Pregnant teens, and Community Re-entry. I took the model and paired it with my love for helping troubled teenage girls find who they are in Jesus Christ. I also wanted to give back to my community through feeding the homeless, clothing the naked, providing toiletry items for healthy hygiene and educational tools for less fortunate children.
When that four-legged family member was brought home from the rescue shelter he turned my world around with joy. This brave Shiba Inu survivor has endured inhumane living conditions in a puppy mill. The power of caring for people and nurturing pets back to healthy conditions has become a time of self-healing. Jacob taught me that there are not bad dogs, only bad owners who make dogs, and many other animals, bad. When God created animals, he declared their creation to be good. Not only do they enrich our lives, animals point to the creator of all things. Noah labored faithfully to build the Ark at God's command, ultimately saving not only his own family, but mankind itself, all land animals, from extinction during the flood. An illustration everyone can learn is hearing, listening and acting on God's instructions.
Three days in L.A. with the top skin-care trainer from Lancome' was very rewarding. God opened the door to free educational classes to skin care products. I feel the best award is when a viewer says, “I’ve been watching you since that first video” or "I read your book and it touched my heart". It’s that sense of connection that resonates. I am grateful to have self-published books, interesting quotes, stories and the fact the readers trust me.
Unlike a journalist, writing for the high school newspaper and yearbook, this role is basically a learning experience. In 2004, this unique experience lead to penning and self-published my first book, "Cooking with the Holy Spirit". What a learning experience with lots of mistakes. Several books later include: * 3 Strikes You're In (Autobiography) * My Secret Place: God Instructs; Holy Spirit reveals (Memoir) * My Secret Place: Study Guide * Enkindle * Inspiring Today Journal * Writing for movie producers to medical magazines. Click link below to learn more.
At 50, God orchestrated my most memorable birthday. Learning to fly an airplane is everything. But, the most touching and gut-wrenching involved a missions trip aftermath of hurricane storms Charlie, Rita, and Katrina. That’s when you realize how fragile we are. It's dependence on God for one another’s benevolence of good will is what makes a lifetime learner.
My involvement in the community began in my early days working as an treatment therapist at Bethshan Association. Bethshan Association is a faith-based organization providing homes and support services for people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. This opportunity lead to volunteering as Special Olympics and Aqua-Therapy Coach. The most unique learning experience was out of Rehab Institute of Chicago with thirteen floors of rehabilitation. And, that Ventilator Support Unit for Tuberculosis patients. Truly amazing. The most heartbreaking experience was Bernard Mitchell Burn Unit. The stench of that baby's burnt skin caused me to resign and become an independent contractor with multiple areas of expertise from CVA, Cancer, Cardio, Respiratory, CP, Downs Syndrome, ect. The variety of settings included in/outpatient, LTC, ALF, hospitals, home health, geriatrics, pediatrics, and Rehab Director. The last 30 years working as an therapist has been a real blessing and journey with God.
In my spare time, I regularly partake in charity runs in order to help the community, provide educational materials to clients, and nourishment to the homeless. I keep up to date with current affairs, which helps me to pray for our Government, Pastors and Leaders.
I enjoy worship, meditation, and studying The Word to get fresh daily inspiration by God. I also support numerous charities throughout the year by the lending of Holy Spirit voice and HIS provided support. Shalom, Dawn Ezelle
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