https://twitter.com/Joeinblack/status/1349676748351397888 Over the last couple of months I've said, "Yes" to some "big" things that are good, and require commitment. Lord, Help me give each the commitment needed. I had a conversation with a friend, and apologized the next day for part of it. Lord, Help me use my words to honor You. I'm teaching … Continue reading This Quilters Heart
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In about fifty-two hours (and now less than 18) Twenty-twenty will end, and Twenty-twenty one will begin. Amusingly this is about the same hours as my age. Comparison is the thief of joy. One of the over-arching themes of this year is that we are made for, built for, yearn for, and need community, we … Continue reading Taking Another Look: Fear
The alt title of this post is The Best Cinnamon Rolls I've Ever Made. When I was in second grade I borrowed a book from our public school library and proceeded to, when my mom was out of the house, make a loaf of bread. Being 8 or 9 at the time I'm certain the … Continue reading Merry Christmas Dear Ones
Discovering who I am is part of my on going relationship with God, Father, Son & Holy Spirit. There are moments when I am still surprised that part of, a facet of, my identity is as a quilter, and more specifically a free-motion machine quilter who takes thread to stitch over the surface and add … Continue reading Faith and quilting
First I ask your prayers for a special intention. This post's alt title is OUCH Because that chapter in Elizabeth Scalia's Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking our bad Habits Before They Kick Us I got halfway through before the beginning of Mass last night smarted. The Holy Spirit was already giving me a nudge … Continue reading Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters Day 21: Focus
First Sunday of Advent 2020. Happy New Year! A few weeks ago a friend of ours was ordained an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Mass was incredibly beautiful and while I would have much preferred to be there this video worked out well. One of my favorite parts was the Recessional out … Continue reading Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters Day 20: Happy New Year!
Advent is on our horizon and I'm in the bonus room/office/library looking at the Advent books we've accumulated over our the years and choosing one for our pre-dinner conversation. We're going into Liturgical Cycle B for the Sunday readings and Year II for the daily readings. And we've settled on the recently released from Word … Continue reading Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters Day 19: Flip the Script
When posts take a long time to write, they will either not happen or I'm waiting for something. Last night I drove into Austin to hear Leticia Ochoa Adams give "God Loves you More Than you Think He Does." We as a Church need to hear Leticia's testimony more frequently. It is a rarity for … Continue reading Longing for Hope
As often happens when I get to quilting I start watching/listening to The Lord of the Rings extended versions. At one point Legolas asks Aragorn for forgiveness for despairing. There are moments when giving into despair seems the reasonable thing to do, however it means I've given into inaction, not fulfilling my greatest potential as … Continue reading Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters Day 18: Hope
Take Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. Thou hast given all to me. To Thee, O lord, I return it. All is Thine, dispose of it wholly according to Thy will. Give me Thy love and thy grace, for this is … Continue reading Flip the script