Saturday, March 23, 2013

Palm Sunday celebration in the city

Hey All,

I came across an event and I would love to share it with you.  As tomorrow is Palm Sunday, let us rejoice and celebrate.   I am taking this information straight from their page on Facebook.......

OSU Gospel Fest Sunday 4:30p-7:30p

The Ohio State University celebrates African American Heritage. As a part of the 35th Annual African American Heritage Festival, the roots of gospel music (that has been an aid to generations) is explored through praise, worship, song, dance, instrumentation, and rhythmic expressions. You are invited to attend this free concert!
Artist Include:
Jonathan McReynolds
Schuyler Jonson & Company
Michael & Tanya(Sister Act) Blount-Trotter
Marquitta Minniefield
The African American Voices Gospel Choir
University of Cincinnati Gospel Choir
CDance Company and much more……….
Hosted by Kasaun Wilson (DC/Maryland)
Artist will be selling product!
Location: Performance Hall at the Ohio Union
The African American Heritage Festival has been a venue of celebration, education and collaboration with the African American and extending OSU student community. With a culmination of events and programs over an eight-day period, we hope to continue the legacy!
Mission Statement: “To educate, impact, and promote cultural awareness
at The Ohio State University and in the Greater Columbus community while commemorating the legacy of the African American experience”
General Information
This past year we celebrated the 34th Anniversary of the Heritage Festival under the word “(Msisimko) Passion Never Fades. Ambition Never Ends.” Our mission was to engage the university and Columbus community in programs that generate an appreciation for the African American experience.

This year, our theme is (Tumaini), Swahili word for Hope. Each event will reflect this theme.

As always, you can read my blog at and you can email me at with all request and responses.
Stay blessed and I look forward to chatting with you :-)
La Shawnda
Scripture of the week:
Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus befor the world began
II Timothy 1:9

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Updates to my blog

Hey All,

I know you are tired of reading about my woos so I am giving myself a blog break.  I will now be coming to you with more entertainment, current/local events, and all things that affect the gospel community.  Let me know if your church is hosting and/or celebrating something and would love for visitors to come and fellowship with you and your congregation.  As Resurrection Sunday (Easter) approaches, I would love to share your churches information with those who may be looking for a place to worship in the spirit of His Resurrection. 

This Sunday, March 10, 2013, my home First Church of God will be having its 76th church anniversary.  This is such an amazing event to celebrate God's grace over a family that has been together for 76 years.  I would love for you to come and worship with my church family as we welcome two guest preachers, Pastor Max Ware and Pastor Tim Jones, as they offer a word during our celebration.  Here is my church's address:

First Church of God
3480 Refugee Rd.
Columbus, OH 43232
Service times: 9:00am and 11am

Don't forget to "spring forward" by setting your clocks one hour ahead before you go to sleep tonight.

As always, you can read my blog at and you can email me at with all request and responses.

Stay blessed and I look forward to chatting with you :-)

La Shawnda

Scripture of the week:

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge. And to knowledge temperance, and to temperance patience, and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness charity.

2 Peter 1:5-8

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Living with shame/guilt

Hey everyone,

After having a great weekend, I was kind of groggy this morning so I decided to watch church online instead of getting up and going.  I am kicking myself now because I missed the atmosphere of great message that my bishop taught.  Today's lesson was on living with guilt and shame.  I needed this message the most because I realized that I am still carrying the shame of making a bad decision last year.  I even talked about this mistake again this weekend in saying how bad of a mistake I made and I cant believe that I done that. 

However; though my lesson, I realized that I have often asked for God's forgiveness but I have yet to forgive myself.   That is one of my greatest yet simple hurdles to get over.  In my devotion, when I lay my issues before God, I am forgiven.  Therefore; I need to forgive myself in the same manner.  Stop over thinking the situation and let it go!! 

As always, you can read my blog at and you can email me at with any request or responses.

Stay blessed and I look forward to chatting with you.

La Shawnda :-)

Scripture of the week:

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness; according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Psalms 51:1-2