“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
My latest post on my Quilting and FiberArt Blog
Ah, being daughter to a Mom who has always moved furniture constantly is exciting. She’s 83 but still attempts to d0 it. Well, she stood in my livingroom (she lives in my home with me now) and eyed one of my upholstered chairs with that old familiar look. Next thing I knew she said “wasn’t that my chair?” and yes two houses ago. Shoot, a lot of my first home was Mom’s cast offs or some from her friends and my own. Next thing I knew I was short one chair in my livingroom as one was repossessed and in her bedroom.
I juggled things to make the room look less empty but needed a new chair without a job or budget to get one. It’s been quite a while. I haven’t been looking, but at one of my fav thrift shops, a church run store, I saw two matching…
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My most grateful thanks to Wendell A Brown http://foreverpoetic.me/ for awarding me this Blog of the Year 2012 honor and blessing! Coming from such an amazing poet and lover of Jesus makes this extra special to me. If you have not had an opportunity to read his verse, I strongly encourage you to do so. My apologies to him for a delay in making this post, but it’s been a bit busy in my world and quite honestly, I am still not completely finished coming up with my list of nominees, so this post will be edited to reflect more links for you to visit and be blessed by. The nominees I post are not in any particular order of preference.
Here are some of my nominees:
There will be more! Again, my heartfelt thanks to my brother in Christ Weldell A Brown for this honor!
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This cost me just a dollar or at the most two, yet it is worth more to me than money. It represents everything Jesus came to do and everything He did . . . for me. When I hold it in my hand, the entire circular base of the basket depicts all of the characters in the Bible story we heard a day or two ago. The scented dried florals in it remind me of both the gifts brought to Him at Epiphany and the perfume later used to wash His feet. The handle looks, to me, like a crown of thorns which, we know all too well, was later placed on His head as He was mocked and killed for each one of us. They say a baby changes everything . . . this one did.
First the manger
Then the cross