Sunday Bible Reading

 

Lilacs and Ground Orchids

Act 17:24-28a

God who made the world and everything in it,
since He is Lord of heaven and earth,
does not dwell in temples made with hands.
Nor is He worshiped with men’ hands,
as though he needed any thing,
And He gives to all life, breath, and all things.
And He has made from one blood every nation of men
to dwell on all the face of the earth,
and has determined their preappointed times
and the boundaries of their dwellings,
so that they should seek the Lord
in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him,
though He is not far from each one of us:
for in Him we live and move and have our being,,,

March 350 Block Project

350-2017

‘Our new goal for March is 12 blocks, for a year-to-date total of 74’. Prairie Moon Quilts

I started March with 67 blocks.

I finished these 6 crazy pieced blocks for my daughter’s customer,
topstitching the pieces to the foundation fabric
and doing the setting sashes and border.
The pieces looked to be from someones clothing,

4 Scrappy Trip Around the World Blocks

I stumbled on this pattern and it said make me in 30’s fabric.
I love 30’s prints. So it was easy to obey.
Blocks will finish about 14 3/4 inches.
I haven’t settled on how many blocks I’ll end up making.
Bonnie, a Hopeless Scrapaholic,
posted the directions for this quilt here

I’ve been making pot holders as gifts, 3 for March.
Still using bright, happy 30’s.

I also fussy cut 9 blocks for quilt in progress.
Blocks are sewn together, ready for borders.
Picture, hopefully, next month.

This gives me a total of 22 blocks for March.
January 33 + February 34 = March 22 = 89 blocks!

I’m happy!

Speak, LORD; for Thy Servant Heareth

I will hear what God the Lord will speak:
for He will speak peace unto His people.
Psalm 85:8

He speaketh,
but it is with us to hearken or no.
It is much, yea, it is everything,
not to turn away the ear,
to be willing to hearken,
not to drown His voice.
“The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him.”
It is a secret, hushed voice,
a gentle intercourse of heart to heart,
a still, small voice,
whispering to the inner ear.
How should we hear it,
if we fill our ears
and our hearts with the din of this world,
its empty tumult,
its excitement,
its fretting vanities,
or cares,
or passions,
or anxieties,
or show,
or rivalries,
and its whirl of emptinesses?
E. B. PUSEY.

Therefore Eli said unto Samuel,
Go, lie down: and it shall be,
if he call thee,
that thou shalt say,
Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth.
So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
And the LORD came, and stood,
and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel.
Then Samuel answered,
Speak; for thy servant heareth.
And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, . . .
1 Samuel 3:9-11a

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A Fabric Scrap Problem?

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

On Wednesday’s, Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict, confesses that she might have a problem with her scraps of fabric. She shows us all the quilty stuff she makes out of scraps
and asks us to share our scrap creations.

I have enjoyed looking at her quilts.
I have bookmarked quilting ideas.
Today I’ll show what I made Monday night
when all was quiet and cozy.

1st block of A Scrappy Trip Around the World.

I love 30’s fabric.

I don’t see any problem at all with scraps of fabric.

Bonnie, a Hopeless Scrapaholic,
posted the directions for this quilt here.

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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Don’t you love how cats can look so peaceful as they sleep?

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep:
for Thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.
Psalm 4:8.

We sleep in peace in the arms of God,
when we yield ourselves up to His providence,
in a delightful consciousness of His tender mercies;
no more restless uncertainties,
no more anxious desires,
no more impatience at the place we are in;
for it is God who has put us there,
and who holds us in His arms.
Can we be unsafe where He has placed us?
FRANÇOIS DE LA MOTHE FÉNELON.

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The Vision Unseen

The Think Write Thursday topic for today is:
to look out a window you don’t normally look out of and tell us what you see.

In my bedroom is a small window that faces east.

This window always has the blinds shut.

I don’t look out this window.

I don’t know its vision.

This is an ignored window.

One day I opened the blinds . . .just a little.

And wonderful light shown in.

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light:
they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death,
upon them hath the light shined.

For unto us a child is born,
Isaiah 9:2,6a

I’m linking with Think Write Thursday.

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To Give Everything First

And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth,
have not a cake,
but an handful of meal in a barrel,
and a little oil in a cruse:
and, behold, I am gathering two sticks,
I may go in and dress it for me and my son,
that we may eat it, and die.
And Elijah said unto her, Fear not;
go and do as thou hast said:
but make me thereof a little cake first,
and bring it unto me,
and after make for thee and for thy son.
For thus saith the LORD God of Israel,
The barrel of meal shall not waste,
neither shall the cruse of oil fail,
until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.
And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah:
and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.
And the barrel of meal wasted not,
neither did the cruse of oil fail,
according to the word of the LORD,
which he spake by Elijah.
1Kings 17:12-16

 

But what if . . .
what if the widow had not believed the words of the prophet?

What if she had not picked up that curse of oil the next morning
to fix the breakfast cake

What if she had not reached in to the bag

Did she wonder as she picked up the flour scoop
Did her hand tremble?
Did she cry
“LORD! HELP MY UNBELIEF!”

She was just like me
measuring out for days the amount left
in the bag and in the cruse.

Making each cake in the morning and in the evening
just a little smaller
just a little drier
knowing on what day
everything would be gone.

The day came
and as she looked in her little son’s eyes
she said,
Come, let us gather the sticks for today’s breakfast.

As they walk down the same lane
they had walked day after day
they met a man
who asked her to give everything she had to him first.

 

Remembering mine affliction and my misery,
the wormwood and the gall.
My soul hath them still in remembrance,
and is humbled in me.
This I recall to my mind,
therefore have I hope.
It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:19-23

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Sunday Bible Reading – Habakkuk 3:17-19

March Poppies

Habakkuk 3:17-19

Although the fig tree shall not blossom,
neither shall fruit be in the vines;
the labour of the olive shall fail,
and the fields shall yield no meat;
the flock shall be cut off from the fold,
and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The LORD God is my strength,
and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet,
and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.

 

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Five Minute Friday – Abandon


Joining with Kate at Heading Home

For five minutes of free writing.
“This is meant to be a free write, which means:
no editing, no over-thinking,
no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.
Just write.”

Today’s prompt- Abandon

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or for me Abandoned

When you are a small girl
and a trick is played onyou
and no says “that isn’t nice!”

You feel abandoned and alone

When you are a small girl
and you have received a promise
and it isn’t fulfilled
and no one explains why

You fell abandoned and alone

When yo are a little older
and you change schools
and everything is different and new and scary
and you dond’t fit in

You feel abandoned and alone

When you are a little older
and you are falsely accused
and you it it is your fault

You feel abandoned and alone

When you are older yet
and are critizied for your actions
and you haven’t leared how to do any different – yet

You feel abandoned and alone

Abandoned – having been deserted, forsaken , stranded

Many times in our life’s
during circumstances beyond our control
We do feel abandoned

But to to each of us there should come a time
to make sense of the feelings.

By learning You are good enough
By learning to speak up for yourself
By learning sometimes you do receive the reaction from a bad day
By learning to adjust to change
By learning the tools to be comfortable in socially
By learning all these situations will work for your good

By leaning on God’s teaching and guidance

Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes;
and I shall keep it unto the end.
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law;
yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
Make me to go in the path of thy commandments;
for therein do I delight.
Psalm 119:33-35

By leaning on God’s promises

. . . for he hath said,
I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
So that we may boldly say,
The Lord is my helper,
and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
Hebrews 13:5-6

He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof are still.
Then are they glad because they be quiet;
so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
Psalm 107:29-30

I will feel loved and safe.

Stop

Scriptures added after time.

Yarn Along – Feather and Fan

Yarn Along
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.~ This is how Lisa begins her blog, Small Things, on Wednesdays.

Many of the wonderful items, knitted or crocheted,
I see get added to my someday list.
Books and authors, new to me, peak my interest.

Feather and Fan or Old Shale pattern is an easy
yet not a boring pattern to knit.
I  love the way it finishes.
I started this on in December, 2016
and finished it last week.
I was hoping for last Wednesday
so I could tell you about it,
but late at night I knew I’d never make it.

I borrowed Old Shale tablecloth pattern.
I love circle afghans.
I think I’ll do this one again someday.

Ravelry notes

I am trying a very NEW thing for me –
ONLY ONE knitting/crocheting project at a time.

Next WIP to complete is this beatiful orange/brown
Rings of Change by Frank O’Randle,
approved by Buster.

Ravelry notes

Currently listening to Unspoken by Dee Henderson

I’m joining with other knitters/crochetiers here.

February 350 Blocks Project

350-2017

 

‘OK, so here it is the end of February, and we’re supposed to have 62 blocks made by now”
Prairie Moon Quilts.

Goal for February 35 blocks.

I made 16 blocks for this table topper
at a class offered by Run With Scissors,
Citrus Heights, CA
Night time pic are hard on the colors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the topper letovers I made 9 blocks for coasters.
Miniature crazy quilts.

 

9 blocks were cut out from a cute coffee theme panal.
Simple just cut out, next I’ll pad and back, stitch,
turn rightside out then quilt a little.
These will become small hot pads.
     

I love this fabric for the backing.

So I’m adding 34 to my total blocks made.

January 33 + February 34 = 67 blocks!
I’m a few ahead.
Time will tell how this project finishes.

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So Run, That Ye May Obtain

Ever Keep Heavaen in View

For we are made partakers of Christ,
if we hold the beginning of our confidence
stedfast unto the end;
Hebrews 3:14

It is the last step that wins;
and there is no place in the pilgrim’s progress
where so many dangers lurk as the region
that lies hard by the portals of the Celestial City.
It was there that Doubting Castle stood.
It was there that the enchanted ground
lured the tired traveler to fatal slumber.
It is when Heaven’s heights are full in view that
hell’s gate is most persistent and full of deadly peril.
“Let us not be weary in well doing,
for in due season we shall reap,
if we faint not.”
“So run, that ye may obtain.”

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:
but this one thing I do,
forgetting those things which are behind,
and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
I press toward the mark for the prize
of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14

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Another is Hindered

tree

I love the bare branches of trees.

Let us not therefore judge one another any more:
but judge this rather,
that no man put a stumbling-block,
or an occasion to fall,
in his brother’s way.
Romans 14:13.

A vexation arises,
and our expressions of impatience
hinder others from taking it patiently.
Disappointment,
ailment,
or even weather depresses us;
and our look or tone of depression
hinders others from maintaining
a cheerful and thankful spirit.
We say an unkind thing,
and another is hindered in learning
the holy lesson of charity that thinketh no evil.
We say a provoking thing,
and our sister or brother is hindered
in that day’s effort to be meek.
How sadly, too, we may hinder without word or act!
For wrong feeling is more infectious than wrong doing;
especially the various phases of ill temper,
–gloominess,
touchiness,
discontent,
irritability,
–do we not know how catching these are?
F. R. HAVERGAL.

Them that were entering in,
ye hindered.
Luke 11:52.

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Whatsoever Thy Hand Findeth To Do . . .

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My meat is to do the will of Him
that sent me and to finish His work.
John 4:34.

Don’t object that your duties are so insignificant;
they are to be reckoned of infinite significance,
and alone important to you.
Were it but the more perfect regulation of your apartments,
the sorting-away of your clothes and trinkets,
the arranging of your papers, —
“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, _do it_ with all thy might,”
and all thy worth and constancy.
Much more, if your duties are of evidently higher, wider scope;
if you have brothers, sisters, a father, a mother,
weigh earnestly what claim does lie upon you, on behalf of each,
and consider it as the one thing needful,
to pay _them_ more and more honestly and nobly what you owe.
What matter how miserable one is, if one can do that?
That is the sure and steady disconnection and
extinction of whatsoever miseries one has in this world.
T. CARLYLE.

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed,
do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Colossians 3:17

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Seek the Best

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The Stone beside me marked the resting place
of somebody’s BELOVED WIFE
who died in 1805 OF A FEVER.
Beneath her name was a line of script,
almost indistinguishable.
I looked close,
wondering which biblical phrase
her grieving children might have chosen.
But it was not a quotaton;
but a statement:
EVER SHE SOUGHT THE BEST, EVER FOUND IT.

Eight words,
I stood there with my fingers on the cool stone,
feeling the present fade
and the past stir behind the illusion we call time.
A century ago
this woman had been living through a hideous war.
Perhaps it took her husband from her,
perhaps her sons.
When it ended
her country was beaten, broken, improverished.
Yet someone who knew her had written
that she always looked for the best,
and always found it.

There was courage in those words,
and dignity, and purpose.
And a kind of triumph, too,
as if they contained a secret of inestimatable value.
What you look for in life,
they seem to be saying,
you will surely find.
But the direction in which you look is up to you.
Arthur Gordon

But seek ye first the kingdom of God,
and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you.
Matthew 6:33

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