Thursday, December 20, 2007
I don't know why I have a thing for moose at Christmas, but I do. We have a small tree in our basement (which stays up all year and shoved into a corner) and we decorate it with a combination cowboy/moose ornaments. The basement is where we put the "fun" stuff. I made these cowboy boot stockings a few years ago to go with the theme.
I hope you enjoy your Christmas and are blessed by being surrounded by your family and friends. I pray you know the true blessing of Christmas as you celebrate. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
This week's verse makes me think of Mary and what she must have been thinking. I remember what it felt like to hold my babies when they were born and look at them and wonder what they would grow up to be?..who would they look like?..what would they do with their lives? I thought of all the things I wanted for them. I love the song Mary did you know?
I cannot imagine what Mary must have felt. Did she know? Did she know her son would rule all of creation? Did she know her son would one day save all our sons and daughters?
I have one more passage from Luke to share with you before Christmas..I hope you enjoy it.
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I have been remiss in posting a verse so I will remedy that. I think a series of verses about the birth of Jesus from now until Christmas would be good so here goes....hope you enjoy.
Verse of the week...
In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you."
....."Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end."
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
My verse this week is not about sheep, lambs, shepherds or flocks but it is one of my favorite passages in the Bible. The preacher was using scripture from Titus this morning in his sermon and as I was reading over this scripture, I decided it would be the verse of the week...hope you enjoy
Verse of the week:
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope-the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
I searched and searched and finally found a Bible verse that not only referenced sheep but the harvest as well.
The fields around us have all been cut...the harvest is in. It makes me kind of sad to see all the corn cut. It is kind of like my own big fence. When it is gone, the prarie looks deserted to me, the winds blow more freely and it feels less private than before. I am however thankful for the different seasons. What an awsome creation God made for us. Each season has its own beauty to look forward to. Fall seems to be the most vibrant to me. I am always amazed by the colors, especially when the sun hits a maple tree just right.....amazing. My God is an awsome God..(one of my favorite songs).
Here is the verse of the week...hope you enjoy it.
Verse of the week:
Mattew 9: 35-38
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."
Monday, October 1, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
I am in the process of making a larger purse with a brown/gray roving. It will have a flap that comes over the top to close the purse. It is made by layering the roving in alternating directions on the form and using the needle to felt the layers together. You felt about 5 layers and then take the purse off the form and turn it wrong side out and then following the same method. Take it off again and turn right side out on the form and felt until you get the look you want. It is time consuming but I am enjoying it. I would love to take a class on felting. Maybe I'll find one within 100 miles of me one of these days! People around here just don't get excited about wool..I don't get it.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
This vine grows wild and I probably could have dug one up somewhere but this one has variegated leaves and I really liked that. It is also a fast grower and that was the main reason I wanted it. The sun comes in my kitchen window and door in the afternoons and makes the kitchen so HOT. I know..why not just get blinds or curtains? I am somewhat anti-binds and curtains. I live in the middle of nowhere and I want to be able to see outside all the time. I just have a weird thing about blinds..maybe it is the cleaning of the blinds I don't like?
Unfortunately, this is how far we still have to go. I have been told, however, that the vine will grow much faster horizontally than vertically. We'll see I guess.