December 28, 2012

My latest post on my Quilting and FiberArt Blog

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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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Blog of the Year 2012

December 27, 2012

My most grateful thanks to Wendell A Brown 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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Do you know a blog that deserves an award?

Do you have special blogs that you love to read?

Which blogs do you bookmark and follow?

Would you like to give them an award this year?

Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you!

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!


Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Badges

Here are the six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!

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More Than A Manger

December 27, 2012

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.

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Love Defined

December 27, 2012

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First the manger

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Then the cross

The First Day

December 27, 2012
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The house was quiet
And the trappings put away.
I was tired,
Yet not ready to end the day
And sleep.
The sounds of peace,
The sweet taste of refreshment,
The glow . . .
Of stars,
Of moon,
Of Spirit . . .
It’s only just begun!

Quote of the Day For Thursday On Making a Difference

December 27, 2012

When you let go of trying to get more of what you don’t really need, it frees up oceans of energy to make a difference with what you have. When you make a difference with what you have it expands.

– Lynn Twist –


Is it not AMAZING what the power and love of Christ can do when we quit PREVENTING Him from blessing us?

December 26, 2012

Amen! I LOVE this song!

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Daily Prompt – High Noon

December 26, 2012

Yesterday, we were told  “At noon today, take a pause in what you’re doing or thinking about. Make a note of it, and write a post about it later.”   Click the link and join along if you like.  

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So, at High Noon yesterday, a dear friend and spiritual brother had come to spend Christmas at my home and other dear friends were to join in the late afternoon for the late meal and evening with us.  John and I were busy in the kitchen preparing a light meal to tide us over until the feast we all contributed toward preparing for the late day meal.  At noon, we’d accomplished all we needed, brewed a fresh pot of coffee and enjoy a cup with a shot of Frangelico to toast in the sacred day, the birth of Christ in a manger long ago and His rebirth in our hearts ALWAYS.

We spoke of joyful memories and faith-filled hopes of joys yet to come.  There were to be potatoes to peel and mash and other last-minute preparations, but in the midst of it all, we were able and eager to pause, reflect, and feel the joy.  Something we should do each day and not just on December 25th, don’t you agree?

CHRISTmas At My Home

December 26, 2012

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Interesting Quote For The Second Day of CHRISTmas

December 26, 2012

When we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection — or compassionate action.   – Daniel Goleman-

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