Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New finishes

As I had discussed in a previous post...
I was asked to make quilt squares for a wedding quilt.

I had posted the first and second squares as some of my finishes.
I guess in some way I can count the 23 other squares as individual finishes.... so here are 12-34th finishes of 2011.
(don't mind the date on the pics... forgot to change the date after putting in a new battery... OOPS)

 upclose view of the two small squares.

Here is the large poem square that is supposed to be in the center of the quilt to be made.
Here is the pic of all the squares hanging during drying.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Doing a major happy dance

A dear friend of mine is celebrating her second year of life that the dr's said she would never see due to cancer.

Please help me send the happy thoughts to her by posting a uplifting message here.

May you have many more joyful years to spend with your wonderful family VELDA!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sharing my birthday with you.

It first started off last night when I chopped my hair and bought the bottle to color it.
I am not sure how much I like the cut but you cannot change what has been done. LOL
My daughter decided that she would do the coloring part of my new look.

Then I get up and there is a message on freecycle about a florist shop that is giving away free a dozen roses to whomever shows up. The catch is you have to give a rose to 11 people and keep one for yourself in remembrance of 9-11.

So in the memory of those lost and in doing my own birthday wish I went and picked up my dozen roses.
I got at least 2 hugs from strangers and got so many Happy Birthdays today. It felt good.

I also had a birthday celebration today with my family. I got a stuffed Eeyore, Eeyore pajamas, angel earrings, angel windchime, and white moccasins bootie shoes.

The only bad part of my day was when I was on my way to get my dozen roses I seen a car accident.
I had to pull over for a while as I cried hysterically and prayed that God would wrap His loving arms around the lady that was in the accident.

This talks to all of us!

This was sent to me today in email.

This is the crisis we're in: God's light streamed into the world, 
but men and women everywhere ran for the darkness ... 
because they were not really interested in pleasing God. John 3:19 (Msg)

The horrific mass murder of innocent Americans on 9/11 left all rational 
people shocked, angry, grief-stricken and numb. Our tears flowed freely 
and our hearts carried a deep ache. 

With pain is so heartfelt and so personal, it’s only natural to ask, 
Why does God allow such evil to happen? If God is so great and so good, 
why does he allow human beings to hurt each other?

The answer lies in what is both our greatest blessing and our worst curse: 
our capacity to make choices. God has given us a free will. 
Made in God's image, he has given us the freedom to decide how we will 
act and the ability to make moral choices. This is one asset that sets us 
apart from animals, but it also is the source of so much pain in our world.
Every one of us is capable of making selfish, self-centered or even evil choices. 
Whenever that happens, people get hurt.

Sin ultimately is selfishness. 
I want to do what I want, not what God tells me to do. 
Unfortunately, sin always hurts others, not just ourselves.

God could have eliminated all evil from our world by simply removing 
our ability to choose. He could have made us puppets -- 
marionettes on strings that he pulls. 
By taking away our ability to choose, evil would vanish. 

But God doesn't want us to be puppets. 
He wants to be loved and obeyed by creatures who freely, voluntarily 
choose to love him and each other. 
Love is not genuine if there is no other option.

Yes, God could have kept the terrorists from completing their suicidal missions. 
He could have short-circuited their ability to choose their own will instead of his. 
But, to be fair, God also would have to do that to all of us. 
While you and I aren't terrorists, we do hurt others with our own selfish 
decisions and actions.

In a world of free choices, God's will is rarely done! 
Doing our own will is much more common -- much easier. 
Don't blame God for the tragedy of 9/11. 
Blame people who ignored what God says to do: 
"Love your neighbor as yourself."

In heaven, God's will is done perfectly. 
That's why there is no sorrow, pain or evil there. 
But this is earth, a fallen, imperfect place. 
We must choose to do God's will every day. It isn't automatic. 
That is why Jesus told us to pray, "Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven."

The Bible explains the root of evil: 
"This is the crisis we're in: 
God's light streamed into the world, but men and women everywhere 
ran for the darkness ... because they were not really
interested in pleasing God" (John 3:19, Message). 
We're far more interested in pleasing ourselves than we are in 
pleasing the one who made us.

Many other questions race through our minds during dark days, 
but the answers will not come from pollsters, pundits or politicians. 
We must look to God and his Word for comfort and direction, 
for answers to our questions. 
We must humble ourselves and admit that each of us often chooses to 
ignore what God wants us to do.

I suspect houses of worship across America have been packed this 
weekend, as they were the weekend after 9/11. 
In times of crisis we cry out to connect with our Creator. 
The urge is deep-seated and universal. 
The first words uttered by millions on Sept. 11, 2001, were, "Oh, God!"

We were made for a relationship with God, but he waits for us to choose him. 
He is ready to comfort, guide and direct us through our grief. 
But the choice is ours.

Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., 
one of America's largest and most influential churches. 
Rick is author of the New York Times Best Seller The Purpose Driven Life.  
His book, The Purpose Driven Church, was named one of the 100 Christian 
books that changed the 20th century. He is also founder of Pastors.com
a global Internet community for pastors. © Copyright 2011 Rick Warren. 

It's that time again!!!

Time for my birthday wish not for myself, but for others. (since the attack this has been a yearly request.).

That always seems so well needed and not meant to offend anyone in any way..

My birthday (for those that do not know I was born on 9-11) request is:
Say hi or I am happy to see you or even say a prayer or send good thoughts for someone you do not know.

I know that this request I made after 9-11, it has really blessed a lot of people for those that fulfilled the birthday wish.

I have had so much happen around my birthday that I can't help, but try to really help out those around me not necessarily financially but emotionally.  (Terrorist attack 9-11-01 and father passed 9-06-04 and then Katrina hit 8-28-05)

So let's just pull together with love, understanding, compassion and faith that all will work out.

Thanks to those that feel the desire to fulfill my birthday wish!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

I miss you dad!

I am writing this to remember my father who passed away to go to Jesus' waiting arms on Labor Day September 6th 2004!

You are missed daily!

Monday, September 05, 2011


This was wonderful.

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? (Romans 8:32)

If you ever feel that you are so insignificant that God does not care about you or that He does not want to listen to your prayers, you will be encouraged by Romans 8:32. There, you are assured that your heavenly Father loves you unconditionally. There was nothing so precious to Him that He would not give it up in order to provide for your salvation. When the Father gave His precious Son to save you, He proved once for all that His love is boundless.

The apostle Paul concluded that if God would not spare His own Son in order to provide for our salvation, how would He not willingly give anything else at His disposal in order to care for us? He sacrificed so much to give us eternal life that we can rest secure in the knowledge that He also wants to give us abundant life (John 10:10). In light of what God did for us at the cross, should we not approach the throne of grace with confidence? God’s response to our prayers is not based upon our worthiness but upon His love and grace. Our confidence in prayer comes not from who we are but from who He is. Nothing we could ask of Him could ever compare with the price He paid for us at the cross.

How wonderful to know that God loves us so much! We can live with confidence and anticipation knowing that almighty God is willing not only to give us eternal life, but also to help us experience it fully!

Blackaby Ministries
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