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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Quilt top

While looking through my blog one I realized I started this quilt may 2010. Lol.....its 2011.....igtg its not normal for me to take this long. I guess life got in my way of getting it done. I will be ironing it next, then basteing and using my embroidery machine to help quilt it and also do some machine quilting also. I will probably hand sew the binding on depending on time. I want to complete before we move. Im so happy that I decided to add another border. I really like my scrappy quilt.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Action Friends

July 22, 2011
Friends in Action
Marybeth Whalen
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 (NIV)
What makes a good friend? Someone who runs errands for you when you're sick? Who takes your kids off your hands when you need a break? Who sits with you over a cup of coffee and listens? Someone you can count on to see the latest chick flicks with you? Someone who challenges you to be a better wife, mother, and follower of God?
In each of these examples, we see friendship taking an active form. As I have studied the Bible, I see three instances of friendship in action. Job 2:11-13 shows us how Job's friends came to help him as he faced hardship. Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar dropped everything to go comfort their friend — even if it was just to sit silently beside him. They knew that just their presence and willingness to listen would comfort him.
Acts 28:15 gives us a glimpse into how just the sight of trusted friends can encourage us. Paul's friends heard he was coming so they traveled a great distance to greet him. For Paul this was a huge blessing. Sometimes just knowing someone is willing to make an effort on your behalf will put wind in your sails. I love that Paul first thanked God for his friends. I want to remember, like he did, that friends are a gift from God.
Acts 12:12-19 tells us how Peter's friends couldn't be with him because he was imprisoned. But that didn't stop them from doing what they could. They gathered together to pray. The King James Version of Acts 12:5 says that they were literally praying "without ceasing." These friends knew that corporate prayer was an action they could take on behalf of their friend who needed them.
Whether we physically go to our friend's side or spiritually partner with them in prayer, we can look to these examples from the Bible as to how to be friends in action.
In a society that is more and more driven to social media, texting, and emailing as a way to stay connected, we cannot overlook what taking physical action in real time can mean. We can be active in faith, in love, in joy, in kindness. We choose to act because we understand that we are God's hands and feet to those He puts in our lives. Yes, it takes extra effort, time, and even money to be an active friend. But the blessings outweigh the effort as we live according to the examples God has given us.
Dear Lord, help me to be a friend who takes action. When You lay someone on my heart, help me to feel a sense of urgency to move on their behalf. Help me to follow these Biblical examples and be a friend in action, not just in thought. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Oh yea the inside

Of jennifers card!

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Friend card

Ok so this card was a fun one! She isn't mexican but always mistaken that she is. So I thought it would be funny to make her card in spanish.....then ofcourse it had to be girly since she lives in a house with all boys!
Im so glad you liked it Lorraine!
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Best friend card

I love you Jennifer!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Birthday card

This is for one of the girls friends whose birthday party is this weekend.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Natural or Miracle?

WOW, never thought of it like that. But what comes naturally to some doesnt come naturally to others, so there for you know that its a miracle, supernatural happening and not of yourself.....People think this whole mothering thing and homeschooling thing comes naturally for me and while some things like mothering instinct etc does being the mother GOD calls me to be isnt.....and to hear reassurance from God through Beth is life for me right now.....He is my strength!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

All done

This is what happens when mommas make and decorate cookies

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Cookie making

Making cookies with a friend

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Mothers card

She rec'd today and loved it.

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Kimchee BibimGukSu

A new dish I made today. Basically korean noodles with kimchee and seasonings. Served cold.

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Sunday, July 03, 2011

Happy July 4th

Korean wine and yank mandoo!

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Thinking of you

For my great great aunt.

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The envelope

I had to take a pic of the envelope I made also. I made the 3d flower also. Love it!

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Friday, July 01, 2011

Thank you

I made this one for our Pastors wife. I really enjoy the way cuttlebug embosses.

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