Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Vote Mandisa tonight!

I don't normally follow "American Idol," but this year is a bit different. Former co-worker of mine Mandisa Hundley is in the top 11!

She used to sing solos in our chapel services regularly, and God has brought her from a customer-service-type job to touring with Travis Cottrell and Beth Moore to now being on American Idol. I think this is God's way of breaking through this idol mess and saying, "I am God, and there is no other. And I'm gonna show you just what I can do." And He's using Mandisa to do it.

Vote Mandisa—she's talented; she's gracious; she's beautiful, vivacious, and radiant; and most of all, she's on mission for Jesus Christ. Let's lift Him up by choosing one of His ardent, loyal servants from this pool of talent!!! Let's keep her in the top 10!


Elena said...

I voted around 10:40 p.m. last night. Tried several times at the top of the 9:00 hour, but of course, couldn't get through. Wasn't surprised.

Yep, I've been sucked into the reality TV vortex. But this time I think it's for a pretty good cause. I mean, how could I not support a friend (OK, more like "acquaintance"), across from whom I sat in a training class here at work, in which we pondered the futures of our careers? Mandisa really wanted to do more with music, and God has granted her that desire. It's been awesome to see her blossom and shine. Go, Mandisa!!!

Anonymous said...

Is she the girl that Simon insulted? Well, the one that forgave him, at least? LOL.

On a show whose main premise is to make the winner an 'idol', I'm glad there's a Christian to say, "It's not about me... it's about Him."

Casey in Texas

Elena said...

Yes, she is.

You know, she's one of those people whose weight I just don't really pay attention to. She's such an awesome person! She's curvy, yes; but even more so, she's joyful, gracious, fun-loving, and giving. Her inner person shines so much that it transforms the outer. THAT is true beauty.