Saturday, January 26, 2013
Over the last few years, I have come to see how the Lord is involved in the little things of our lives. When He died for us, He did so because He loved us then. But He loves us now, too. His place in our lives was not limited to the Cross or the Empty Tomb. He cares about our day-to-day experiences.
I started this project in 2010, and it took quite some time to complete. Then, waiting for a time to afford to get it framed, I lost it! I looked and looked for it. The other day, I happen to be in my closet for something else, and there was my picture in the top of a sewing bag. Surely I had looked there before.
I am glad that He Who came to seek and to save that which is lost didn't give up looking for me. So many times in my early years, I turned away from Him. But I was never out of His sight. Neither are you, precious Sister or Brother--He has found you and He is involved in your life.
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Friday, January 25, 2013
My goodness! Did we have a great time yesterday. We spent a big part of the day at Mrs. Jennifer's house sewing, talking and playing with her dogs. She and DD are working on a shoulder bag, and I am still working on the sampler I started last year. Mrs. Jennifer's home is decorated with beautiful quilts she has made and wonderful cross stitch pictures her mom made throughout the years. Those things help to make a house a home. As you can see, Gertie had a great time with all the activities. Do you like her new bow?
Being at Mrs. Jennifer's house reminded me of going to my best friend's house when I was much younger. Mrs. Lett was always working on something--she could sew anything! Her character was an inspiration to me as well; in fact, we named our daughter after her. I know that Mrs. Jennifer is the same kind of influence in our daughter's life that Virginia Lett was in mine. I praise God for bringing loving people into our lives. Speaking of loving, what do you think of Mrs. Jennifer's two canine friends? They were so much fun. She has another dog that was HUGE but as sweet and gentle as a baby.They all added to the blessings of the day.
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Saturday, January 19, 2013
Last night, Sarah's brother picked her up to take her back home. We are all missing her so much, but I know that her family is celebrating having her back. Last night, DD asked me to sit with her and crochet or cross stitch and watch a little TV. Her latest favorite is Jack Klugman's program, Quincy, ME. It is a great old show. I enjoyed that hour very much. I know Sarah's mom is so HAPPY to have her back in the nest.
Family, friends, familiar places and old tv--blessings all.
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Monday, January 14, 2013
God is so good to bring people into our lives and back into our lives for encouragement and Christian fellowship. My friend Barbie is such a blessing. She loves the Lord and lives for Him each day of her life. She lives the life of the Proverbs 31 woman:
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
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Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
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Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
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Sunday, January 13, 2013
I started blogging years ago because of a lovely blog that no longer exists called "Threads of Loveliness." Here is my tribute that I will label "Spools of Loveliness." Aren't these little wooden marvels beautiful? It's fascinating to me how something we once took for granted as everyday items in our home are now highly-sought-after treasures in antique stores!
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Friday, January 11, 2013
As much as I talk about the past, don't think I want to go back. I just wish we could bring back some of the great blessings of older times. We went to the movies last night, and I couldn't believe the advertisements for the television shows! You can expect some of that with movie previews, but I am sure Marlin would have been appalled at what was being represented.
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Monday, January 7, 2013
We have been moving around furniture to try to do some deep cleaning here and there. As with Ginger, this work has just been too much for the dogs. Rascal in particular (on the left) looks overcome with exhaustion. We'll all be glad when everything is ship-shape!
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Sunday, January 6, 2013
We had a great time, but it is so good to be home. Now to get ready for school to begin again.
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