Saturday, December 29, 2012
I'd love to cram all in one post all the things that the Lord has done in my life over the past year. Wow, a year has flown by and we're about to enter another year; I feel as if I've entered a time warp. So, let me explain, no time, let me sum up - I got away from doing full time sewing lessons and went on a sabbatical due to health issues back in December of 2011, during which time I got quite a bit of writing done and worked on eBay and the like (as well as held Bible studies with girls from my church, went to conferences, watched the kids, and tons of stuff I seem not to be able to remember right now). Then, I taught sewing lessons to religious refugees. This was an awe-inspiring experience that paired my love for missions and sewing together. Talk about amazing, to enter a room full of women that could not speak a lick of English and who didn't know how to sew, to leave when the course was finished, with a group that could have simple conversations with you and could get work in sewing factories and businesses!
The summer of 2012 found me planning and preparing to become a Jr. High Comp. and Lit. teacher/tutor which was definitely out of my normal league! I enjoyed stretching my knowledge and abilities in this area and found it so rewarding to be able to invest in so many lives. The Lord really helped me out in this area! Now, I am waiting on the Lord for direction in the next phase of my life and in the meantime I plan to keep my hands and mind busy. Thus, the rebirth of this blog; a place where I hope to share the thoughts and ideas that are running around in my head and to showcase the things that I plan to create!
Monday, April 11, 2011
of our life's wild, restless sea;
day by day his sweet voice soundeth,
saying, "Christian, follow me!"
As of old the apostles heard it
by the Galilean lake,
turned from home and toil and kindred,
leaving all for Jesus' sake.
Jesus calls us from the worship
of the vain world's golden store,
from each idol that would keep us,
saying, "Christian, love me more!"
In our joys and in our sorrows,
days of toil and hours of ease,
still he calls, in cares and pleasures,
"Christian, love me more than these!"
Jesus calls us! By thy mercies,
Savior, may we hear thy call,
give our hearts to thine obedience,
serve and love thee best of all.~Cecil F. Alexander
Yesterday, at church we learned about living under the control of Christ. It was so significant to me that, like this song, no matter what life hurls our way we have a Savior who is calling us to follow and love Him each day. Life takes on a whole new meaning as we view it not from the tasks we have to do, or the problems we are facing, but through the grace of Jesus. We can have confidence to know that He has it all under control, we just have to yield ourselves and truly follow Him!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
life soars on the wings of faith.
God sent me the trees to show me
how small my problems really are.
God sent me the flowers to show me that
I need not worry about life or its needs because
my Father in Heaven doth always provide.
God sent me the animals to show me that
there is reason to sing and rejoice no matter
what is going on in the world.
The Lord revealed these things to me when I was, outside, in His presence, and all around me life was full of His praise; showing me how much we humans don't trust Him when He has done so much for us! May your heart be encouraged today as you go outside and see how nature truly does declare the Glory of God!
(Pictures from Allposters.com)
Monday, October 25, 2010
They say there is a young lady in
Written of Sara Edwards by Jonathan Edwards, her future husband
(From Marriage to a Difficult Man by Elizabeth Dodd)
Picture by Johnson
Monday, October 18, 2010
This video, created by my Pastor, was such a blessing to me! I encourage you to send it to your friends and family who need to hear God's message of His wonderful plan in creating them! This will soon be available as apps for the 'iphone' and 'ipad' and hopefully for other cellphones as well!
It will also include further information to learn more about each slide soon!
My favorite slide is - "Why were you born?---- Because God wanted you here!"
How simple yet profound! I did not create myself so I have no right to dictate my path in life. I was wanted here by a Master Designer and He has a special plan for me and for each of you as well!
Friday, September 10, 2010
"Who can find a virtuous (excellent) woman..."
Monday, August 16, 2010
When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
Fear not that thy need shall exceed His provision,
His love has no limits, His grace has no measure,
~Annie Johnson Flint
We sang this song in church yesterday. The Lord touched my heart so deeply as I heard these beautiful words. These words came from a lady plagued by rheumatoid arthritis who was a "shut in". She lost her family and was alone in the world, except for her sister and her Lord. She witnessed the Lord's infinite power and mercy and the Lord used her mightily to minister to others.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. "