With mutual embraces and many tears, they took their leaves of one another, which proved to be the last leave to many of them...but they knew they were pilgrims and looked not much on those things, but lifted their eyes to heaven, their dearest country, and quieted their spirits.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
I love these kiddos and family and can see a lot of promise in these budding artists.
Thank you so much, Linda! Hug those quads for us!
This morning I was shipping a few things off to my friend Vickie who, like Linda, also happens to live in Texas.
These little cottage-style tea towels are fun and easy to make. They also are charming little Christmas gifts, don't you think?
One time, when I had featured a little box of Bell's Seasoning, Vickie commented how much she loved the graphics. I do, too, and often have it sitting out as a little Thanksgiving decoration. Can you get Bell's where you live? I think it may be just a New England thing. Anyway, Vickie will have a wee box of her own to display this Thanksgiving. When Vickie blogs, she does so at Sand Flat Farm.
Another connection between Linda and Vickie is that they are both artists. You will find a link to some of Vickie's work in her sidebar.
Consider this a warning or a promise and act accordingly, but if you come back tomorrow, Friday at the latest, I have another Pilgrim story to share.
A happy day to you!
Sunday, November 16, 2014
In it, he shares a specific prayer that I have found so very helpful. Perhaps you might, too.
This quote has been powerfully meaningful to me. I can use it to process what is going on in my mind and heart. For example, I am tired and ready to quit... Meanwhile, courage! Your moments of nervousness are not your real self, only medical phenomena. I don't feel well... Meanwhile, courage! Your moments of nervousness are not your real self, only medical phenomena. I am worried about this person... Meanwhile, courage! Your moments of nervousness are not your real self, only medical phenomena. You see? It works for any. possible. thing.
And who is this "real self"? The real self only applies to those who have given themselves to Christ. (The very best news ever is that all are invited to give themselves to Him.) When we have, He lives in us and through us. There is nothing that we can do without Him.
...For He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us...
I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
A blessed Sunday and a blessed week to you!
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Friday, November 14, 2014
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