Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Deserving Design with my boy Vernie



Alright everyone...

To give glory where glory is due, I thought you'd all love to join me in a little praise dancing (closed doors are allowed) for tomorrow (Wednesday) because...

Vern Vip - my boy Vernie as I shall call him - is the host of the show Deserving Design. Have y'all ever seen it? To summarize a little about what he does, and I quote, "Designer Vern Yip hosts a new feel-good design show that gives a break to the people who really need it the most." So there you go.

So guess who is going to be on the show featured tomorrow Wednesday, at 9PM on HGTV??? My Georgia Tech sorority girls - Alpha Delta Chi!!! Yes...yes...yes. We were actually selected this past Spring semester, but the show will air tomorrow evening. Now hold on to your remote control before you completely stereotype my sorority, m'kay? They are an anointed group of young women whose lives I considered it a privilege to be able to walk beside during my years at Tech. It remains, and acts on biblical principles...so we stick out like a sore thumb in the Greek community, which I love. We're rubbing shoulders with that often-times dark world, communing where we've been planted, yet not forsaking the call to holiness. And yes - we did all the cheesy things that go along with being in a sorority. Anyway, I don't think any of the girls will be in the scenes at all..maybe? And it's not about us or the sorority. But I wanted to rejoice in the graciousness of God - that He would allow our small, often-overlooked, going against the tide of the Greek community, to be swept up in His overwhelming favor, and have the privilege to be able to continue to reflect Him, as in a mirror.

We surely were not deserving of anything...and the girls' least concern was a renovated room. But may He receive all the glory, honor, and praise...He'll take center stage if you let Him - and a television show too :)
PS - I have some 'Jesus' mumblings below if you were thinking I still hadn't. But you'd be much more fulfilled going to read your Bible again and hearing the voice of the Living God instead of mine, m'kay? :) Love y'all!


Just a few of the girls

15 comments:

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

Hi Shelly! I've been lurking for a few months but finally wanted to say hello. Love reading your posts!

Amy @ Ministry So Fabulous!
www.ministrysofabulous.com

jenny said...

NO WAY!!! Alpha Delta Chi will be on TV!! This is awesome. And that little house could use some work...

jennyhope said...

this is so fun! i love it! =) Thanks for sharing Shelly!

debra said...

I love Vern's designs!

Fran said...

Well, if that just isn't the coolest?! I love exactly what God can do when He feels like, who He feels like it, and through crazy vessels like HGTV!! And, good for the girls. Thats fun.

Thanks for sharing. I miss when you aren't around but completely understand. I think of you so often and each time I do, I simply ask for God to bless you sweetly in all that you are doing. May He continue to be your driving force!

Big Hugs~
Fran

Boy & Girl said...

That is AWESOME! Oh I love Vern. What a cool experience!

connorcolesmom said...

Shelly,
That is so exciting to think God allowed your sorority to be chosen.
I guess I missed the show since it aired on Wed :(
It is always a pleasure to hear from you and see what you have been up to!
You are a blessing!
Much love,
Kim

NYC said...

It is so cool that you are giving God all the glory :)

kittyhox said...

I wish there had been a Christian sorority at my school! I was in a traditional sorority, and while I loved all the goofy girlie parts of it there was such a focus on extremely ungodly activities that I would never let my own daughter follow my shoes and pledge! A Christian sorority - awesome! What a perfect place for the Christian student. Right smack dab in the middle of it all, but surrounded by like-minded sisters. Love it!

Kelly S. said...

I am so mad I forgot this!!!

A christian soroity....WOW, must have been awesome. I was in an agricultural soroity....total hillbilly:) However, I am blessed with tons of "sisters" in Christ at this point in life. Thank you for being one of them!

Love you, and hope Nate is well.

Sacchiel said...

Girls whom the Lord loves!

Congrats!

darla said...

happy for you sweet thang! been meaning to comment. and actually I miss you on the blogs soooo much! Love you Princess, keeping you in my prayers!

Deborah said...

Hi Shelly, wow that sounds great! I love reading your blog. lots of love and hugs me

Cheryl said...

Hey I just saw the ADX Deserving Design episode. How exciting! Congratulations Ladies!! Everything looks BEAUTIFUL - just like each of you!
Love to you all~
Cheryl (Zeta and Mu)
big sis to your founder KitKat

Ash said...

that was an awesome bible study, what a great group of girls. i love randomly finding your blog and randomly finding my picture on it!