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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Prayer Shawl

A few weeks ago in church, the Minister told us one of our members had breast cancer. She had been in remission for 20 years, but the doctors found something on her last appointment.

It was sad. It was touching. It was overwhelming.

I wanted to make her a prayer shawl and I've been searching the internet for a pattern I liked but just couldn't find the right one. I stumbled upon "Julie's Tears." It's easy, simple, and beautiful.

I fought over this for a few weeks; trying to find the right pattern. Eventually, I gave up and decided to make my own pattern. I graphed the words "Prayer for health" and started single crocheting the shawl. I wasn't feeling it. I figured out yesterday the reason I wasn't "feeling it." I have to be slightly under the weather. It didn't make sense to me either until I really thought about it. When I woke up yesterday, I had a horrible headache. I think it was from all the pollen. I just felt miserable. I searched the internet for a pattern and found "Julie's Tears" immediately. I reached for my yarn, turned on my gospels and three hours later, my prayer shawl was finished.


My crazy way of thinking is that I need to be in pain to tune in to the healing I'm praying for, for the recipient. Like I said, crazy. But it worked for me. And when I was done, my headache was gone. Don't tell me prayer doesn't work!

Here's the link to the prayer shawl: http://www.shawlministry.com/Crochet%20Patterns/julie_tears.htm

That's it for now. Stay Blessed and happy.

VEM

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Celebrity Spotlight

I first noticed this young actor in the movie "Stomp the Yard." According to IMDb, he was born Columbus Keith Short, Jr, on September 19, 1982, in Kansas City, Missouri.


Columbus started entertaining at the age of three by putting on shows for his folks' enjoyment. His family later relocated to Los Angeles where, by his early teens, Columbus had landed work in such television commercial campaigns as Mountain Dew, Denny's Restaurant, Nike and Pizza Hut, to name a few. As a senior in high school, he was offered an opportunity to graduate two months early in order to see the world with the traveling production of the Broadway show, Stomp! And after a couple of years on the road with that famed dance troop, he would parlay his professional success into a stint as the choreographer of 'Britney Spears' In the Zone tour. Though a very versatile Renaissance Man who is also a writer, musician and director, Columbus came off the road to pursue his primary passion, namely, acting.

His motion picture credits include:

Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming - DJ
The Losers - Pooch (Loved it!)
Death at a Funeral - Jeff (Loved it!)
Armored - Ty Hackett
Whiteout - Delfy
Cadillac Records - Little Walter
Quarantine - Danny Wilensky
This Christmas - Claude Whitfield (Loved it!)
Stomp the Yard - DJ (Loved it!)
Accepted - Daryl 'Hands' Holloway (gonna have to watch this again)

In addition, he has guest-starred on TV shows like "That's So Raven," "ER," "Judging Amy," and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." Up next for Columbus, he will star with Kerry Washington in the ABC drama "In Crisis."

When not working, Columbus loves football, basketball and snowboarding.

That's it for now. Stay Blessed and happy.

VEM

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

God's Plan of Salvation

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Rom 6:23

The first chapter in our Bible study book was "God's plan of salvation," and our memory work was Rom 6:23. I now know that verse by heart. And I know that in order to have eternal life, you must accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Thankfully, all of my children have the gift of eternal life. My two older boys were Baptized 9 years ago; and my youngest son was Baptized on March 16, 2011, and received the right hand of Fellowship on March 20, 2011.




Eternal life. It's there for us. All we need to do is accept Him.

Take care til next time.

VEM

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fourth Diaper Cake

Here is another diaper cake I did for a baby shower for this weekend. I'm really getting into these.




Stay Blessed and happy.

VEM