Saturday, August 01, 2009

Blankets and My Sweet Granddaughter

The post is about a project I helped my friend Jennifer with. We made baby blankets for Craft Hope I was so happy to participate in this. One of the things that made this special for me was that the Lord led me to pray over each blanket for the child that will receive it. I pray that that child will understand, one day, the love of Christ and embrace the God of the Bible. Anyway, I was watching my grandchildren one of the days I was working on the blankets. Hailey was watching me and asked why I was making the blankets. I explained that there were babies in India whose mommy and daddy couldn't take care of them. Those babies were taken to a special place where there were people to care for them and give them these blankets. She then asked if she could help pin the blankets. I showed her how to pin. She then asked if she could pin one side of the next blanket. I then did a very unlike Kathie but very Nini thing....I let her :) The following picture is of her pinning job...and no I didn't re-do it before sewing. If you notice the pins start out (on the right) along the edge of the fabric but slowly progress away from the edge :) As we were finishing the pinning she said she was glad to be able to help the babies who had to go live at the "baby hotel" :: smile:: What sweetness!
If you go to the Craft Hope link you can see all the things made for the babies in the baby hotel.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Revelation at a Wedding

Yesterday Beth and Paul got married. I don't know how many weddings I've been to where 1 Peter 3:1-6 has been sited and talked about. I'm quoting it here, just to refresh the memory.

"Likewise, wives be subject to your own husbands, so that even is some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external-the braiding of the hair and the putting on of gold jewlery or the clothes you wear-but let your adorning be the hidden person person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening." This is taken from the ESV

I know that we are to always look at the context of a passage to help understand exactly what the passage means. I don't think I'm always very good about doing this. But yesterday as Todd was talking I realized that the part about not fearing is completely in relation to submitting to my husband. I do not need to fear submitting to him. Now my husband is pretty easy to submit to...when MY attitude is right. But there are times when I do fear a decision he makes, but I don't need to fear. God wants has a good plan for my life and my husband's decisions are apart of that. This doesn't mean I can't express my concern or give more information, if I have that but I do think it means that once the decision is made I need to trust the LORD that it is what He has planned for me. I find that quite if I can just remember this and live it out. Blogging it is easy, living it, we will see :)

Friday, May 29, 2009

For my followers, all three of you...


Someone recently mentioned the fact that I haven't blogged in a while. That is very true. Part of it is because I use Facebook alot and part was because I didn't feel like I had anything worth writing. I have thought about it and have decided that I will use my blog, somewhat, as a spiritual journal. Just writing out thoughts, questions and/or insights as I read my Bible. Will I blog everyday? Probably not. Will it always make sense? Surely not. We will see what happens. Oh, this doesn't mean I won't ever blog about other stuff.

To start, just some thoughts I've jotted down over the last month or so.
Just as God restored literal sight to the blind, He restores spiritual sight to the spiritually blind. I know, duh! But just as I was typing that I was reminded of the man who was blind and Jesus made mud out of dirt and spit. After Jesus applied the mud He asked the man what he could see. The man said something along the lines of he could see men walking around like trees. That makes me ponder...why couldn't he see clearly? We know it wasn't lack of power on Jesus' part. Was it lack of faith on the part of the blind man? I was going to write more but I will stop there. Do you, my readers, have any ideas? the freind who nudged (and maybe didn't realize she was nudging) thank you :)