Saturday, December 19, 2009
I'm an atheist, so I chose to leave the room out of respect for those who wanted to pray and respect for myself as I really didn't want to be there when the did it.
Later, over a snack and coffee, two people sat with me and another person who also left the room to ask us why we left. She had her own reasons, which I won't go into, but I explained mine.
Overall, we managed a civil conversation about it, for which I was grateful, as sometimes those conversations take a nasty turn. We were all concerned with making sure we didn't offend each other and made it clear it was a discussion based on curiosity, not animosity.
The next day, one of those people, after listening to me talk about my physical pain, asked me if he could pray for me to get better.
I said yes.
He held my hand and prayed. When he was done, he asked me how come I let him do that for me, knowing that I don't believe.
I looked at him and simply said, "You wanted to pray for me because you wanted me to feel better. I let you pray for me because I knew it would make you feel better."
He thought about it for a moment and said, "Your right, praying for you did make me feel better. Thank you for understanding that."
I replied, "Thank you for asking me first."
I know he was sincere in his wanting me to not hurt anymore, but was powerless to end my pain, which made him sad. His praying for me didn't hurt me any, but made him feel like he was able to do something for me that I could not do myself, thereby making his self feel better. He did not ask me to believe in his views, nor did I ask him not to believe in them, and he was respectful enough of my views to ask for my permission first rather than to force it upon me.
Sometimes something as simple as that can make someone feel good about things again.
Friday, October 30, 2009
that's right, between now and December 1st, you can get all fine art and crocheted ARTRAT items at 20% off. what could be a better gift for Christmas or whatever other holiday you want to celebrate than with the gift of art?
mention this ad on Redgage for the discount.
even valid on custom work.
spread the word to contact CC Miranda for this great opportunity.
You may view some of my art and crochet items at the following spots:
Redgage: www.redgage.com/ccmiranda - look in My ART or ARTRAT HATS for some images
email me at email@example.com for more info or special orders. (special orders must be placed by December 1st in order for December 25th delivery.)
Monday, July 27, 2009
This means you once again get the chance to own an ORIGINAL C.C. Miranda of your very own at a substantial discount.
Save up to 50% on all original works in stock between now and August 15th 2009. (commissions not included).
That's right, all original paintings and drawings are now 50% off. Hurry, they won't last long.
Contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and price.
You can see the works at THEARTRAT.com, my myspace page or on my Gather site
Monday, July 6, 2009
The more you post and get viewed, the more you obviously make.
What makes this so interesting? You can easily link your Gather articles, or articles from other blog sites, to boost your page views at your other sites as well. Think of it as a marketing company for your blogs.
Also every day they do a contest where you can win a $50 dollar gift card just for uploading. For the month of July, they are giving away $150 a week and $400 for the month in addition to the daily $50 giveaway.
Anyway, if your interested, take a few minutes to check it out by following THIS LINK.
If you decide to join, they ask for the user name of the person who told you about it. My user name is CCMiranda.
or you can use this referral link .
(remember, i just signed up yesterday, so i haven't earned much yet, so don't judge by my earnings.)
crafters and artist - they don't mind if you advertise prices on your work that i've seen.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
They give you $5.00 just for signing up!
Not only do you earn by referring your friends, but you also continue to earn based on the people your referrals refer as well as by page views.
Are you an artist or craftsman? There is even a classifieds section where you can advertise your websites and sell your products.
Click Here to check it out and sign up!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
There is a local Florida legend, Bill Wharton, who goes by the name of The Sauce Boss.
I first got to see him perform during Radio Live. Radio Live is a free show that is taped live the first Thursday of every month for WUWF, tv and radio. The problem with him performing in this kinda venue is that he can't work his usual magic.
"What is that magic?", you may wonder.
He's a chef and makes a pot of gumbo on stage while he is performing, and as he finishes his last song, he calls out "Gumbo is done! Come get some!" and feeds the whole crowd for free.
Don't know what gumbo is? It's a stew with a spicy kick that contains chicken, sausage, shrimp, oysters, sometimes crawfish, okra, tomatoes and served over rice with plenty of hot sauce. don't forget the gumbo file (powdered sassafras leaves).
His blues/zydeco/cajun style music goes perfectly with the making of gumbo. His CD contains not only music, but if you put it in your computer, it contains 200 of his recipes, plus you get a bottle of his own hot sauce to go along with it.
Friday night we were enjoying some of the fine weather at Pensacola Beach and stopped at The Paradise Bar and Grill where he happened to be playing.
The gumbo was good, the music was better. At one point, the drummer and Bill went behind the bar and were playing the liqour bottles for a good 20 minutes. If a bottle sounded too sharp to him, he would hand out a shot to make it the right note.
If you ever hear that he might be playing near you, if you don't go, you're a fool.