Tuesday, October 30, 2007

When Beauty Lies

This past weekend I was invited to the viewing of a documentary produced by Ms. Courtney G. Smith of Control Your Auto Productions in Chicago at the Gene Siskel Film Center on North State Street. My husband an I were greeted at the door and then met with gifts and appetizers as we checked in.

While waiting to enter the theater Ms. Smith, with her petite frame and ever so-pleasant smile could be seen chit-chatting and posing for photos with her guests, seemingly unconcerned with the stress of making sure the event runs smoothly and on time.

The documentary, "Beauty Does Lie: The Untold Stories of Autoimmune Diseases" explores the lives of seven women as they cope on a daily basis with their various autoimmune diseases while dealing with the ignorance they face in society due to their healthy outer appearances.

Courtney, "the best-looking sick person I know" faces challenges with the autoimmune diseases Myasthenia Gravis herself but, she's feeling well and energized as she introduces the audience to her film and informs us of some startling statistics about these diseases.

Did You Know...

  • 15 million Americans live with over 80 autoimmune diseases and 11 million of these people are women.
  • There is NO CURE
  • Autoimmune diseases as a group are one of the top-10 leading causes of death for women age sixty-five and under.

A YouTube preview of the documentary can be seen in the clip below or by clicking here.

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Contact Courtney G. Smith and Control Your Auto Productions at http://www.controlyourauto.com/.

Love and Believe

Friday, October 12, 2007

Your Purity is Priceless

The following poem is take from the latest album titled Open Book from Da' T.R.U.T.H.

Soft as the open air
As gentle as the common breeze
Is the beauty of the crimson rose
God has made you to be
Planted in the garden of life
By the King of Kings
And watered by His everlasting love
Each petal gently kissed by God
And enlightened by heaven’s face
Forever surrounded by heaven’s soil
And growing in heaven’s amazing grace

[Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Open Book: Rose Intro Featuring Lisa McClendon, Live Virtuously (2007)]

I am making this available because I believe it's important for girls to recognize and understand that purity IS a big deal. I'm preparing some words and other posts on purity that will be up shortly. In the mean time please enjoy the poem and a Da' T.R.U.T.H.s Purpose video below.

Da' T.R.U.T.H. Links:

  1. Who Am I? Featuring Tye Tribbett
  2. Da' T.R.U.T.H. Official Website
  3. MySpace.com - Da' T.R.U.T.H.