Saturday, August 30, 2008
So here is a little bit of good news- one of my designs is featured on the current issue of the New Jersey/Delaware Country Register! I have worked with the publisher, Merle Taylor, in the past, such a nice man. So anyway, there is a little write up in there about me, and the design on the cover is my "Happy Harvest" wall hanging and pillow pattern, which is available on my website. The Country Register features charming local shops, recipes, and articles, so if you happen to be in a gift or quilt shop in NJ or Delaware, make sure you pick up a copy! (The Country Register is also available across the U.S.)
Let's also remember to pray for the folks down south, Hurricane Gustav is roaring in, and so many have still not even recovered from Katrina, 3 whole years ago. I think I mentioned before that my husband and I were living in St. Croix when Hugo came through, and it was a terrifying experience (I still can't sleep on very windy nights.) It's so easy to get caught up in our own lives and not consider what others might be going through, but prayer is mighty and powerful and something we all can do.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
For some reason, I have always been in love with old rusty red pickup trucks (please don't tell my husband....)
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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Thursday, August 14, 2008
One small branch on the dogwood is showing color; probably due to an injury to the tree, since it's much too early for autumn color, but it is brilliant, just the same. Even the ruffled edge of a leaf, caused by the nibbling of a bug, is captivating....
Be still, and know that I am God,
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
We have so much pokeweed, or as it's sometimes called Joe Pye or inkberry, coming up around the yard, I once seriously considered naming our place "Pokeweed Farm". There it is, springing up around the old bathtub.
Mexican Sage and 4 O'clocks taking over in front of the barn.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
In between storms, we spotted 2 hawks in the backyard.
A double rainbow after it was all over.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
The organization that organizes these trips is Samaritan's Purse. This video shows the work that they do, and how much is still left to do. It really chokes me up, because the recipients are so grateful, most of them never expect this kind of help and kindness, it is literally an answer to prayer for them. This is Faith in Action, showing the love of Christ by loving our neighbors. Please pray for the flood victims and the volunteers and organizations striving to help. You can contact Samaritan's Purse to volunteer, make a donation, and see the kind of work they do all over the world.
On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
"What is written in the Law?" he replied. "How do you read it?"
He answered: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' "
"You have answered correctly," Jesus replied. "Do this and you will live."
But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
In reply Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.'
"Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?"
The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him." Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise." Luke 10:25-37