May 24, 2014

May 23, 2014

The Embroidered Crown - Corrie ten Boom

During Corrie’s presentations to audiences, she would often hold the back side of a piece of embroidery (pictured), with hundreds of tangled threads hanging from it. Many wondered if she was holding up the wrong side by mistake. As she held up the messy side of the embroidery she would ask... 

“Does God always grant us what we ask for in prayer? Not always. Sometimes He says, ‘No.’ That is because God knows what we do not know. God knows all. Look at this piece of embroidery. The wrong side is chaos. But look at the beautiful picture on the other side – the right side.”

Triumphantly she flipped the cloth over and revealed an elaborately embroidered crown – symbolizing our crown of eternal life. The crown was intricately stitched, and had threads of many colors, including gold, silver and pearls.

“We see now the wrong side, God sees His side all the time. One day we shall see the embroidery from His side, and thank Him for every answered and unanswered prayer.”

Click this link to view the Corrie ten Boom Museum virtual tour, Please share.

May 20, 2014

Hello there Call The Midwife fans!!
We are thrilled to announce that our next Christmas Special will feature a very special guest playing the mature Jennifer worth ....none other than the wonderful Vanessa Redgrave!
As you probably know, Vanessa has played the voice of the older Jenny since our series began, but we've never seen her in the flesh. We are delighted that she will be appearing as the character, as well as continuing with her iconic voice-overs.
Pippa Harris, Executive Producer for Neal Street Productions said; "We're all delighted to be welcoming Vanessa Redgrave on screen, having hugely enjoyed her narration of the series to date."
Created and written by Heidi Thomas, the fourth series continues filming on location at the historic Chatham dockyard and at its studio base in Chertsey, Surrey. Audiences can expect to see a similar mixture of laughter and tears this time around, with fascinating and emotional stories celebrating the people of Poplar, and the much-loved residents of Nonnatus House. Series 4 sees the community of nuns and nurses in 1960, on the cusp of much change in London’s East End. A new decade dawns, and with it come different and exciting challenges for the team at Nonnatus House. Can the nuns and midwives hold onto their traditional values in a rapidly changing world?
Heidi Thomas, Creator, Writer and Executive Producer said;  “The medical, social, and emotional stories at the heart of Call the Midwife continue to inspire and compel me. The Nonnatus House nurses and midwives feel like my best loved friends.”

May 18, 2014

May 08, 2014


Siobhan Finneran
Siobhan Finneran
Siobhan Finneran has revealed she would like to reprise her role as devious maid Miss O'Brien in 'Downton Abbey' so she can wreck the Bates' marriage.
Siobhan Finneran wants to return to 'Downton Abbey'.
The actress would love to reprise her role as scheming lady's maid Miss O'Brien in the ITV period drama and can see it happening if the right storyline came along.
She told The Sun newspaper: "I'd love playing her but she'd have to go back for some reason. I'd love to return and wreck the Bates' marriage or something like that.
"Miss O'Brien was so wicked, bitter, horrible and vile but she was funny as well as being very, very, sharp. Maybe one day O'Brien will fly back on her broomstick to cause mischief and mayhem."
Siobhan quit the popular drama in 2012 to pursue other acting projects, swiftly landing a role in 'Benidorm'.
But it seems the 48-year-old star's wishes could come true since she has now left her role as Janice Garvey in the comedy series, with her on-screen family also being written out of the cast.
She explained: "We just felt it was time for us to say goodbye."
'Downton Abbey' creator Julian Fellowes previously revealed he hoped fan favourite character Mrs. O'Brien could make a return in the next series.
He said: "I'd love it if she did [return]. [In America] you can get actors for five or seven years. For some shows you have to sign a thing saying you are prepared for that when you go for an audition, when you haven't even got the part!
"We just don't have that. No agent will give you an actor for longer than three years in England."
I for one, would LOVE to see what would happen if she returned!  Think of all the mayhem and drama she could cause.  I'd like to see her take on Branson's new love interest, the school teacher.  Not thrilled with that relationship. 
What do you think?  
Should Miss O'Brien return to Downton??