Our March/April cover girl is actress Candace Cameron Bure, whose role on the hit ABC Family series "Make It or Break It" in many ways reflects her own wholesome character.
Candace talked to us about staying true to her faith in Hollywood and her recent ministry projects.
Check out a snippet from Candace's story:
PRACTICING FAITH IN BUSINESS
Candace also knows living your purpose and incorporating it into your business goes a long way in ministry.
“Acting is something that I love to do and if that isn't reflected as ministry as well, then to me, I don't know why I'm doing it,” she says.
Entrepreneurs, though, shouldn't have to feel like they have to necessarily put a statement of faith or scriptures on their business cards to show they are Christian. Instead, a genuine and authentic nature will shine through.
“Those things can be reflected in conversations you have with people,” Candace says. “I believe that if you truly love the Lord, no matter what, people will know you by your fruit.”
“Whether you profess that statement, the part that really matters is when you go to that meeting, when you're talking to other moms at school, when you're out on the showroom floor pitching your business, that your heart is of Christ,” Candace says. “And I think that's the most important way that you can be a man or woman of faith – that people see that difference in your attitude and in the way you speak, in the way carry yourself and in the way you conduct business.”
She says it's very important to know who you're addressing and you don't want to be like “a bull in china closet” when you're conducting business and you have a faithful life. It can be done in moderation.
She also isn't offended if she is asked to tone down some of the Christian rhetoric in some of her appearances and interviews because it's not just about the words on TV or in print.
“I don't find that offensive, because at the core of it, it's who I am,” she says simply. “It's the words come out of my mouth [and] I hope someone will see the difference in the way I carry myself, in the way I carry myself, without even saying the name of Christ. I hope they see a difference and then maybe want to find about more about me or go to my site, because I know I can share boldly because now they've come to me.”
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